Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blessed Is the Lord!

If you don't understand that the physical nation of Israel and the spiritual nation of Israel are related, intertwined, and directly connected then you haven't been reading your Bible!

You anti-Israel people out there have been warned!  ... Not by me because I'm nothing, but from God Himself!

The Observer

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Come Out of Her!" ... And Go Where?

          Rev 18:1 - Rev 18:4 
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!

For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

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These verses in Revelation forebear ominous consequences for members of this great "Babylon".  It's admonition is plain and forthright.  "Something" will become evil and fall, and whoever is part of this "something" is doomed!

In most Judeo-Christian eschatological viewpoints this "something" is in fact, the Christian Church; at least the portion which has embraced the teachings of the Roman Church and pagan Rome.  "Babylon" represents apostate churches and apostate teachings.

For purposes of this blog entry, we can safely say that a church organization that ordains homosexuals is definitely apostate.  This practice is completely incongruent with scripture.  The Presbyterian Church in America has just done this, and so joins the ranks of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Episcopal churches (yes, there are others).

As always folks, please remember I'm talking about institutions that promote the practice here, not individuals.  None of us are holy and ALL of us are sinners.

Without any doubt in my mind, I can say that these organizations have embraced false teaching, and have willingly accepted membership in Babylon.

However, now a certain question becomes greatly important. A friend recently asked, "Now that my church has gone apostate, where do I go?"
He has a good point!  As more and more churches join the Babylonian ranks where is a conscientious believer to go?  Certainly, he is to get away from the apostate church!

The good book gives the following advice and declaration:

Rom 9:2


Rom 11:5 

Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

And, oh my goodness, just do a search on "remnant" in Isaiah!  Our Holy Father promises that those who stay true to Him - this remnant - will be saved.  It is my belief, BTW, that the remnant of Israel contains a remnant of physical Israel (in the middle east) and spiritual Israel, all believers in Jesus (Yeshua) -  Christian and Jewish.  I would suggest that most would agree with that assessment.

As the individual believer continues to move to different churches and as more and more churches go apostate (and I think they will) we may eventually be reduced to meeting in homes and small impromptu groups.  If you've been paying attention to the news, it's apparent that some local governments are already passing ordinances prohibiting church groups from meeting in homes.  Don't laugh!  This is happening!

Interesting isn't it?  The socially acceptable "Christian churches" (Babylon) will ultimately assist in the persecution of the remnant of true believers in Jesus (Yeshua).

But don't be alarmed.  The good book says this happen; we will be persecuted for His sake.  Be glad you're on His side!

The Observer

Friday, October 07, 2011

Padina's Story

The following story is true.  It has been provided by Voice of the Martyrs.  Her real identity has been altered for obvious reasons.

From the time Padina was four years old, she followed every rule of Islam in an attempt to grow close to Allah.  But Padina could never reach Allah.  "I never felt peace," she said.  "I would cry for hours to Allah, saying, 'I'm so far from you.  I can never go into your presence."

She felt depressed and hopeless.

So she made a plan to end her suffering.  She and her terminally ill mother would take pills, turn on the gas in the kitchen and enter into the presence of Allah as honored Muslims.

As Padina started to turn on the gas, she heard her mother's TV in the living room.  The words of a Pastor on an illegal Christian satellite program grabbed her attention:

"Why do you want to kill yourself tonight"  Our God is so powerful that He can change your life.  Give Jesus one week!"

Repulsed, Padina came up with a plan.  "I will pretend to invite Jesus for one week in my life", Padina thought.  "I can embarrass Jesus and embarrass Christianity for the false religion that it is.  In one week, I will call this television program and kill myself live on the program.  That will disgrace the God of the infidels."

The next morning, Padina awoke to something she hadn't seen in months.  Her formerly disabled mother was up and walking.  Padina rushed her to the hospital for testing.  The doctor was astonished.  "This is a miracle!" he said.  "She is cured!  Which imam did you pray to?"

Padina paused.  Could she say it was Jesus?  Could she admit to following the same man she had hated?  Was she willing to make a choice that could get her killed?
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Today, Padina faces the possibility of imprisonment and death.  "In Iran, if you accept Christ privately but never witness, you don't have a problem," she said.  "But the person who accepts Christ and begins to minister in Iran, their life is being constantly threatened.  Many times we have been about to get caught by the government.  Many times they have captured our leaders and churches.  Our lives have been threatened many times."

But Padina's hardships no longer matter because she knows she will spend eternity with the Jesus to whom she gave just one week.

The Observer