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Attention:  My "Day of the Lord" book is available as an ebook at Tate Publishing for $15.99. That is a substantial savings from the print issue. Follow the link for Tate Publishing to access their bookstore and my ebook.

I just finished reading my book again (after a while you forget specifics and need a refresher read) and it is on sound biblical footing - accurate to the Scriptures from the literal grammatical historical interpretation. If I may say so, it addresses succinctly and in detail the major tenets of pretribulationism (pretrib rapture) and in a methodology you will not find in other books, namely, examining pretrib doctrine by the Day of the Lord. 

The reviews on the book have been more positive than negative. It is designed as a "study manual" for posttribulationism - the Church will go through the tribulation period. The book goes to great lengths to prove beyond doubt the pretrib doctrine fails the test of Sola Scriptura. The best way to read the book is to not approach it like a novel, but as a study guide in conjunction to the Bible. Take your time and do not get in a hurry.  Read one chapter and study the context along with the Scriptural and quoted references before going to the next chapter. Do not jump around in the book for each chapter builds on the previous ones. 

If you are a serious student of the Word of God, you will see how the pretrib proponents have taken Scriptures out of context as well as using supposition, assumptions and opinions in order to support their erroneous position. The book also has subtopics you will find interesting. 

If you have not read the book, I strongly urge you to read it for it is timely considering we are approaching the tribulation period.

God bless. 

Allen B.

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Obama Tells India Audience That If He Were Not A Christian That Would Not Be A Bad Thing

"Obama was speaking on the subject of religious inclusion and equality: “…the president said India must learn to treat both women and religious minorities equally. India is nearly 80 percent Hindu but also has significant Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian populations.”

To make his message more personal, the Times article notes that Obama cited for his audience examples from his own life: “There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who don’t know me, or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing.”

One should note that, interestingly, Obama did not deny that he adheres “to a different religion” — in other words, not Christianity — he only suggested that, if he were not a Christian, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

The subject of Barack Obama’s ties to the Muslim faith and the tenets of Islam has long been a topic of both hushed discussion as well as howling debate".

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I have said several times that Obama is a phony Christian and only used the affiliation to win the presidency for he knew he could not reveal his Muslim faith and be elected President of the United States. Now that he is no longer a candidate for president, he is coming out of the closet and I believe one day soon he will profess his allegiance to Islam and Allah for no true Christian would ever say "to not be a Christian is not a bad thing" for that would be deny the Lord God who purchased us with His own blood. The little book of Jude warned that in the last days false Christians would deny the Lord. Obama is a false Christian and an illegitimate president.  The American people have been hoodwinked by this non-citizen from Kenya and Indonesia and he is ruining and destroying our nation, but that of itself may be the judgment of God for turning our backs to Him.  

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The Shemitah and The Shemitah Year

Obviously most of my readers have not heard of the Shemitah or the Shemitah Year so I suggest that you read Messianic Christian, Jonathan Cahn's books, The Harbinger and the The Mystery of the Shemitah as he has been given the revelation of this 3000 year-old mystery that holds the secret to the future of America and the United States.

In summary, the Harbinger contains 14 revelations or mysteries and one of them is the Shemitah. The 17th Chapter of The Harbinger reveals the link between the ancient Shemitah and the events of modern times that are strikingly accurate. The Harbinger is not about date setting, but of a call to repentance. The Hebrew sacred month, Elul, which I saw in my studies of the 120-Year Generation and mentioned in my website article - The 120-Year Generation Chart, before I even heard of Jonathan Cahn is prominent in his books. That Jonathan linked the Shemitah to the month of Elul, particularly Elul 29 - the very last day of the sixth sacred month and the eleventh month of the Civil Year was confirmation I was on the right track, that is, the Holy Spirit was showing and teaching me end-time truth.

The Harbinger concerns warnings of judgment upon America and the world and the Shemitah gives more precise and detailed information as to the possible time judgment will come if there is no repentance. Jonathan believes as I do there is no evidence of repentance in America, only more arrogance, pride, sin, wickedness and evil. Barack Obama and the majority of the members of Congress do not have the biblical worldview, therefore, they have no idea of what is coming down the pike so to speak concerning divine judgment. I heard former Congressman and now Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, mock, ridicule and laugh at a minister of God who said Hurricane Katrina was the judgment of God. He lectured the minister that judgment would not occur until on the day of judgment. He called it the "big one."  Kasich doesn't know what he is talking about, but he is not alone. 

The Shemitah means "release" in Hebrew and is understood in the Sabbatical Year (the 7th Year). Every 7 years in the ancient history of Israel, the land was to lie idle, no cultivating of crops and the vineyards. It was also a nullification of debts and credit. Elul as stated was the 6th Sacred Year and the 29th of Elul was the very last day of the 7th year. All debts had to be wiped away by sunset of Elul 29. Hebrew days were calculated from one sunset to the next sunset.  The first day after Elul 29 is the month of Tishri in which the last three Feasts of the Lord occur (not the Feasts of Israel) - Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. In my study of the 120-Year Generation, I saw that the tribulation may begin on Elul 29 in some year when God determines it is the appointed time. The 7th Year then became known as the Sabbath Year or the Shemitah Year and Elul 29 the Shemitah day.

Quoting Jonathan Cahn: "So the Shemitah covers both the 7th Year and the last day of that year. There is a reason for that. That last day of Elul 29 is the year's crescendo, its peak and culmination--the remission of the Year of Remission. In a sense, everything about the Shemitah year builds up that final day, when everything is released, remitted, and wiped away in one day--or more specifically, to the eve of that day, to the final sunset.

May I insert something here of what I saw from Hosea 10: 10-15 on March 16, 1994 concerning the coming judgment on America that paralleled God's judgment on the Northern Kingdom of Israel that took the name of Israel. The Southern Kingdom was known as the House of Judah. Verses 10-14 as a rhema word, revealed God's judgment on America in three stages - financial, military and breadbasket. It began on 9-11-2001 and continues. However, Verse 15 was most alarming for it revealed the destruction of America if there is no repentance.

Hosea 10:15 NASB

Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness. At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.

That prophecy came true as the Assyrians completely wiped out the Northern Kingdom of Israel and took the survivors of the 10 tribes into captivity never to be heard from again for they intermingled and inter-married with the people of Central Asia and Eastern Europe, eventually all of Europe. There is no longer any pure blood from the former 10 tribes.

2015 is a Shemitah Year and September 11, 2015 is the Shemitah Day - Elul 29.  September 11, 2001 was also a Shemitah day. During 2015 there will be two solar eclipses. Jonathan Cahn says "that is interesting since both of them bear significance with regard to the Shemitah's timing. One will mark the Shemitah's exact center point. The other will mark its climatic last day, Elul 29. The last time a solar eclipse fell on Elul 29 of a Shemitah year was 28 years ago in September 1987. It ushered in the greatest stock market percentage crash in American history that same month".  Is The Harbinger and Shemitah  Jonathan Cahn wrote about a warning to America of imminent judgment coming to fruition this fall if we do not repent? Economists have been warning for some time the United States will, not maybe, but will have a major economic crash that will be heard around the world.  Jonathan Cahn also says that the Shemitah's usually involve financial judgment, but can also have environmental calamities.

Jesus told us in Luke 21:28 that when we see the signs depicting the last generation to which He will return that we are to lift up our heads for our redemption draws near. The Greek meaning of "To lift up your heads" has the idea of excited exaltation, but not of one's self, but to the one who is THE EXALTED ONE - the Lord Jesus Christ. It is also interesting that in Isaiah 2:11-12,17, the Scripture that first introduces the Day of the Lord says only the Lord shall be exalted on that day - the posttrib Day of the Lord. This is another proof that the Church is on the earth at the beginning of the Day of the Lord having gone through the tribulation period.

If we do not repent as a nation we may experience a more severe judgment of God this fall that will make 9-11-2001 seem like nothing.  ISIS and Al Qaeda say they are planning an attack on America that will be worst than 9-11. 

This is the time to pray, get right with God and spread the gospel of salvation and the coming kingdom.

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Normally I would comment on an article at the bottom as well as not post the entire article, but this one I wanted to make sure my readers read the entire article and to look closely at the image of the Muslim women in their black burka's with only their eyes showing. Besides looking like a bunch of zombies, how would you like to see all the women in America in such barbaric garb.

Now I fully understand there is too much public nudity in America as it seems the women are wearing less and less and more revealing clothes.  We need a "put more clothes on day" in our society and this also goes for the Church as many of the women dress indecently in the House of God or the household of God. Both Old and New Testaments refer to the temple and the meeting place of Christians as the House of God or the Household of God.

The Burka's, whether black or blue and whether a small opening or a net-like veil over the eyes, is a symbol of subjugation and oppression of Islamic women, which are in reality no more than chattel Muslim men can dominate through fear of offending the prophet Muhammad and their god, Allah, that is, if the women do not dress appropriately according to the Qur'an.

The other day I was in the grocery store and a Muslim woman dressed like the ones in the image below was pushing a grocery cart with a small boy walking beside her (I assumed it was her son). As she moved down the aisles I noticed the other shoppers were staring at her and some of the small children were sticking close to mommy with looks of "what is that thing" and "should we be be afraid of it?" I was glad our 3-year old granddaughter was not with me to see this weirdo with only her dark brown eyes showing. These people, non-assimilating Muslims and Islamist, that hold to Anti-Western values and culture are not here in America just to live among us and take advantage of our Constitutional guaranteed freedoms (something Christians do not have in Muslim countries), but to change our society over time to strict Sharia law. You may laugh at that and deny it is possible, but who would have thought fifty years ago Muslims would have made significant inroads in America as we are witnessing today. To think that any American college or university would kowtow to the Muslim "call to prayer" would have been unheard of a generation ago and strongly opposed - in fact it would not have been allowed.  Why? We had more common sense back then as well as the country was largely Christian in its moral and religious framework.

Christianity is being slapped down in America at every turn, even in rural areas where the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Bible once flourished and the promoters are largely Muslims. The homosexuals are also becoming more and more militant toward Christianity with help from the government, the judges and the business world. I will say this without apology, if the United States of America does not get down on its knees and that means you too Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, and repent of our sinful ways, every Non-Muslim American and family will find themselves having to defend their very right to exist in this nation.  I will also say it again and will keep saying it, that Islam is a Trojan Horse in America and when it has the numbers and influence in all levels of government, Sharia Law will be forced upon American society.

I keep hearing our government and some Americans talking about Islam being a great religion. I say poppy-cock and nonsense! It is a great evil in our world and the religion of the devil and I do not care if the Muslims don't like it. It came into being by a demented prophet who admitted to his wives (yeah he had more than one including one that was a child by most modern standards) that he received the revelation to write the Qur'an from demons - those are his own recorded words, but how many Muslims know that.  What Muhammad actually did was bastardize the Old and New Testaments, that is, he borrowed the biblical texts from those canons of Scripture and added his demonic nonsense to them and the result was an evil book that is the source of all Muslim hatred toward the West, particularly Christians and Jews and the State of Israel.  We need to stand-up for our rights as Americans and Christians and tell the Muslims if they do not like our way of life then go back to where they came from - go live in one of the more than 20 Muslims countries in the world and live together as barbarians! 

Islam is not the way to our Father God, the Almighty God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua) and the Spirit of Truth - the Holy Spirit of Yahweh. There is only one true God and one way to the Father, the creator God and that is by the Lord Jesus Christ who said, I AM the way, the truth and the life and "No one comes to the Father but through Me."  John 14:6.

Look again at these Muslim women and ask yourself, would I want my wife, my daughter, my sister, etc., to look like something out of a Halloween ghost movie?  If not, what are you willing to do about it? When have you written or called your Congressman about the encroachment of Islam in American society as well as complained about the Anti-Christian liberal left attacking our values and freedoms while appeasing and showing favoritism to Muslims.  What if  college Christians had wanted to congregate at noon on Fridays in front of the chapels and have a public prayer meeting and chant, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord - there is only one God, the Lord Jesus- Yeshua?  You know who would make the loudest noise of protest - Muslims and the ACLU?  And do you know the outcome - the Christian prayer meeting would be cancelled for fear of being sued by CAIR?  Christian Americans had better get some guts and start defending our faith and we should be exposing Islam for what it is - an evil barbaric oppressive religion whose adherents will all go to hell if they do not repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a former combat experienced United States Marine and I was not trained to run from a battle but to run toward it. Spiritual warfare as recorded in Ephesians 6 is both offensive and defensive.  Defensively we are to put on the whole armor of God and offensively we are to weld the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and I don't mean the Qur'an but the Holy Bible.

Islam's Next Big Thing For America


The “no-go zones” in some Western nations, where law enforcement has lost control because of the influence of Islamic law, are coming to America.

That’s according to several Islam experts interviewed by WND who believe the kind of Muslim enclaves that have developed in Europe due to a lack of assimilation will eventually arise in the U.S. as the Muslim population grows.

The contention that “no-go” zones exist is controversial, as evidenced by the widespread ridicule that arose when an analyst said in a Fox News interview shortly after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris that the major English city of Birmingham was a “no-go” zone itself.

The analyst apologized, but only for exaggerating his point, not for asserting “no-go” zones exist.

As WND reported, the government of France has identified 751 Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, that the state does not fully control, citing Middle East foreign policy expert Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.

The zones are enclaves where Muslim immigrants have chosen not to assimilate, and law enforcement has lost some degree of control.

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently told Fox News interviewer Neil Cavuto that the zones are inevitable in America if the country doesn’t insist that immigrant Muslims assimilate.

He said Islamists are setting up their own culture within the United States “to overturn our culture.”

“We need to recognize that threat,” he insisted.

He said there are neighborhoods that could be defined as a no-go zone.

“You can call them whatever term you want, but absolutely there are neighborhoods, we have communities of people that don’t want to integrate or assimilate,” he said.

See the interview:



Islam analyst and expert Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch told WND the zones “aren’t here.”

“But they’re coming as the Muslim population grows,” he warned. “We already see areas such as Dearborn, Michigan: It isn’t a no-go zone — police don’t fear to enter there and non-Muslims aren’t menaced for non-adherence to Shariah norms — but police did the bidding of the Muslim community a couple of years ago and arrested some Christian missionaries solely for the crime of preaching to Muslims. A Shariah crime, not a crime according to any U.S. law.”

David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center, which has fought legal battles over the Dearborn disputes, said there aren’t any no-go zones in American right now, but Dearborn comes close.

There, evangelical Christians were attacked with rocks and bottles by a Muslim crowd for talking about their faith on public property during an annual Arab festival. When police arrived, they ordered the Christians to leave or face arrest.

Several legal cases over the incident have been resolved in favor of the Christians, but a major one, handled by AFLC, is still under way. It has been granted the highly unusual step of a hearing before a full federal appeals court, which previously denied the Christians’ claims.

Yerushalmi said there have been times when first responders have declined to go into certain riot areas for a time because it “would incite the crowd to more violence.”

He said there aren’t the numbers of Muslims in the U.S. population at the moment to form such no-go-zones.

“However, you have demographics which are changing,” he warned.

Islam analyst Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs not only believes the zones are coming, she’s already prepared a strategy to fight them.

“There aren’t large-scale no-go zones here as there are in Europe, but they are coming, because Islam by its very nature is against assimilation into a kaffir (non-Muslim) society. It is supremacist at its core – Islam must dominate and not be dominated,” she told WND.

“So while Muslims have assimilated here to a greater degree than they have in Europe, there are growing Muslim areas in some cities (Dearborn, Newark, etc.) and these will continue to grow. Then there are rural Muslim camps where firearms training and other alarming things have been reported,” she said.

She asserted the U.S. should end immigration from Muslim countries.

Geller argued “there is no reliable way to tell a jihadist or jihadi sympathizer from a ‘moderate.’”

She called on Muslim groups in the U.S. “to renounce the aspects of Islam that contradict constitutional freedoms, or face sedition charges if they try to advance those elements.”

Geller said that when the U.S. Muslim population “grows to the levels we see in European countries, we will face exactly the same thing that Europe is experiencing now.”

Her 18 points to address the problem include:

  • Profiling of Muslims at airports and in hiring in professions in which national security and public safety could be compromised.
  • Investigating foreign funding for mosques in the U.S.
  • Watching for mosques where violence is advocated.
  • Including an accurate depiction of Islam and its violent doctrines in school textbooks.
  • Stopping foreign aid for countries using Shariah, or Islamic law.
  • Denying citizenship to those who support Shariah.

Onetime Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat has posted a piece online by Keith Davies explaining that no-go zones in the U.K. are areas where even serious crimes are not reported, because they are handled by Shariah rather than British law enforcement.

“Numerous murders and rapes are not reported in these no-go zones because of local justice systems,” he wrote.

WND reported last year that President Obama had thanked Muslims for “building the very fabric of our nation” and claiming they were in part responsible for “the core of our democracy.”

But his comments didn’t align with statements from some of the Founders.

For example, in 1801, President Jefferson sent the Navy to the Barbary Coast to stop Islamic pirates’ reign of terror on U.S. merchant ships. Jefferson read the Quran to understand what was motivating the pirates, and he learned that the Muslim holy book commanded the faithful to “plunder and enslave” non-Muslims.

In 1814, after Tripoli broke its truce and began attacking U.S. ships again, former President John Adams wrote Jefferson a letter advising that Islam’s founder was “a military fanatic.” In another writing, he condemned Islamic law as “contemptible.”

His son and future president, John Quincy Adams, went further, arguing that the essence of Islam is “violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.” He suggested the Quran’s commands to fight and conquer other lands “in the cause of Allah” were at odds with democracy, peace and the Judeo-Christian ethic on which America was founded.

“The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Muhammad is the prophet of God,” he added. “The vanquished may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Muslim creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike by fraud or by force.”

Amid the controversy over the recent Islamic terrorism in Paris, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said she may sue Fox News for its references to no-go zones in the city.

Pipes said that as far back as 2006 that France’s Sensitive Urban Zones ranged from two zones in the medieval town of Carcassonne to 12 in the heavily Muslim city of Marseilles. Most towns and cities have at least one, he said.

Pipes regularly has updated a 2006 post citing references by politicians, civil leaders and journalists to “no-go zones” in Britain, Germany and Sweden, as well as France.

Soeren Kern, senior fellow of the Gatestone Institute, wrote in 2011, “Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of ‘no-go’ areas in European cities.”

“Many of the ‘no-go’ zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Shariah law,” he wrote. “Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.”

And Spencer noted that in 2002, the New York Times’ David Ignatius wrote of France that “Arab gangs regularly vandalize synagogues here, the North African suburbs have become no-go zones at night, and the French continue to shrug their shoulders.”

Jindal also referenced the zones in a speech in London last weekend.

He said in his prepared remarks that “in the West, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Shariah law as they can without regard for the laws of the democratic countries which provided them a new home.”

“It is startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so-called ‘no-go zone,’” Jindal said. “The idea that a free country would allow for specific areas of its country to operate in an autonomous way that is not free and is in direct opposition to its laws is hard to fathom.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, a “civil rights” group founded as a front by the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the FBI, expressed disappointment in what it called “Muslim bashing.”


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How To Engage In Spiritual Warfare Praying Against Our Principal Foe - Satan And Wicked Spirits
By Dr. Allen Barber

Ephesians 6:12 NASB

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.


This is the first in a series of articles dealing with spiritual warfare both from the position of "standing and praying".  While all saints have the Holy Spirit (if not no one belongs to the Lord - Romans 8:9) not all are "spiritual", that is, walk by the Spirits power, which is the same as being filled and anointed by Him. The majority of saints live in the realm of the flesh (carnality) and obey the desires of the natural (soulish) life. While they do many religious things that appear to be "good works" they are rejected by the Lord because they are not of the Holy Spirit. A spiritual Christian is one who has learned to discern between soul and spirit (his or her own reborn spirit - see Hebrews 4:12).

After a few years of being a Christian, one should recognize what is of the Holy Spirit and what is of the natural life (the soul life), but unfortunately most do not. It is the tactic of Satan to keep this truth hidden from believers so they will continue to live after the dictates of the flesh instead of the Spirit. Satan wants either of two things for believers in order to deceive and control them: (1) To blend the soul with the spirit (little "s" representing our reborn spirit) whereby soulish things are substituted for spiritual things - that which is done by the Holy Spirit in and through our spirits. (2) Make a believer live entirely in the soul area rendering him/her a "carnal" person - see I Corinthians 3: 1-3). Both conditions are carnal, but the latter is a more severe situation. In the first case, the Christian exhibits a moral character and does many so-called "good" religious works - reads the Bible, prays, attends Church, tithes, even witnesses, but all is done in the realm of the flesh (ability of the natural life) and not in the power of the Holy Spirit. In the second condition, the believer does not even attempt to live according to the Spirit and may resemble an unregenerate person. This latter position is where Satan wants every believer to end up so as to render the believer "useless" in the kingdom of Christ. Eventually both situations will bring about the chastening and discipline of the Lord for they are not pleasing to Him.

If either of these two conditions manifest in the life of the believer they are unable to wage spiritual warfare against the enemy. The key to spiritual life and spiritual warfare is that you must be "spiritual" before conducting spiritual warfare "praying or standing".  Standing involves what and who we are in Christ and doing spiritual warfare praying is the result of our heavenly position. Ephesians 1-2 is our heavenly position (our seating in the spiritual realm with Christ) and Ephesians 6 is our "standing" in faith to obey the Word of God so we can use it as the sword of the Spirit.

By the way Ephesians 6:12 has nothing to do with humanity, that is, our struggle is not against mankind, but against wicked spiritual forces behind the sinful acts of man. Unless we know this by revelation of the Spirit, our fight will be fleshly and toward those that harm us directly or indirectly. Mankind is not our enemy but the devil and his demon spirits operating through man's fallen sinful nature. This is perhaps the hardest lesson for Christians to learn and it was for me. While I learned this early on in my Christian life I did not always act accordingly - in the power of the Holy Spirit and by faith. I often fought back with my fleshly temper and anger at the person doing me harm instead of the devil who was behind the hurt and pain. Now this is not to say Satan is the direct cause of every evil and wicked action of man. Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart of man is more deceitful than all else and is desperately wicked; who can understand it". Since all sin including the sinful nature originated from Satan, he is indirectly the cause of all sinful acts of man. However, the sinful nature is capable of committing all kinds of wicked deeds without any direct help from Satan or his demons. Only a spiritual Christian can discern the difference.

The golden nugget of truth in spiritual warfare standing and praying is that we have to BE SOMETHING before we can DO SOMETHING in the realm of the Spirit against the enemy. If we attempt to wage spiritual warfare against the devil without first being spiritual, he will only laugh at us and attack us more relentlessly. Satan is a spiritual being and our fight against him must be spiritual in the heavenlies, that is, seated with Christ in the heavenly places:

Ephesians 1:3 NASB


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

Too many believers are so earth bound they are of no use in spiritual matters. On the other hand, some believers are so spiritually pious they are no good in human relationships either with fellow believers or the lost world. There is a balance that must be lived out in the Christian life. However, in the subject before us, we must abide by faith in the spiritual realm always if we are going to defeat the devil and discern his schemes. All believers positionally are seated with Christ in the heavenlies, but this truth is only known by revelation of the Spirit. It is not a "mind" thing or an intellectual pursuit. (Note: what do you notice about Ephesians 1:3 with Ephesians 6:12?  The spiritual forces that we wage war with are in the heavenlies - the same place we are, which is proof our fight against wickedness and evil takes place in that realm. Therefore, we must be spiritual before we can effectively fight against these wicked forces that are at work in the world system Satan controls. This is only possible by spiritual warfare praying).

In Watchman Nee's article on Spiritual Warfare (The Finest Of The Wheat, page 315), he says the following:

The most important thing before us is to identify the enemy. We should know for sure who is our adversary, who it is that causes us so much suffering. How frequently we account our sufferings to be from men. But the Bible tells us that our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the powers, against world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12). Hence every time we suffer from the hand of man, we need to remember that behind flesh and blood Satan and his powers of darkness can very well be there directing everything. We should have the necessary spiritual insight to discern the work of God from the maneuver of Satan at the back of everything. We should distinguish what is natural and what is supernatural. We should be so inwardly exercised (spiritual - emphasis mine) as to gain knowledge of the spiritual realm so that none of Satan's hidden work can escape our observation.

The Greek root word for wrestling is eimi (first person singular present indicative) denoting hand-to-hand combat. The only way we can do hand-to-hand combat with the devil is to be spiritual people. If we attempt to engage him in the flesh, he will wound us greatly.  Remember what happened to the unregenerate Jewish exorcists in Acts 19:14-16:


14 
Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” 16 And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

Do not even attempt spiritual warfare standing and praying unless you know that you are spiritual and are operating in the power of the Holy Spirit lest you find yourself attacked by the very evil spirits you are attempting to engage. Spiritual warfare is more than reading a book about the subject or receiving a teaching. You must first be filled with the Holy Spirit and submissive to His leading in praying and speaking against the enemy of our souls. If you are not certain about where you stand spiritually before God, go to Him in prayer and ask Him to reveal your true condition. If by the Spirit you know you lack spiritual standing, simply confess it before the Lord, receive His forgiveness and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you (by the way, we are all commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit - it is not optionable - Ephesians 5:18).

Romans 8:14 says those who are being led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Are you being led by the Holy Spirit or the spirit of this world? If you are being led by the spirit of this world via a carnal condition that is abnormal Christianity and in some cases may be indicative of a lost condition. The Apostle Peter warns us to make sure of our salvation or that we are in the faith (2 Peter 1:10).

Please understand that I am in no way discouraging any believer in Christ Jesus not to engage in spiritual warfare praying, but this kind of praying and standing can only be done by spiritual Christians to be effective against the devil and his demons. In fact, to attempt it while in a carnal condition may give the devil a foothold in your life. What does that mean?  It means when a carnal Christian attempts spiritual warfare praying (actually a rare thing for most carnal believers are not even aware they are carnal), the devil sends his demons to confuse such prayers.

Ask the Lord to shed the light of His Word upon your spirit (He does that by the Holy Spirit acting upon the Word of God) so as to know your true spiritual condition before Him and if the heart is totally honest, the Lord will reward you with answered prayer.

I must confess when I was preparing to write this article, I had to bow my head and say, "woe is me" for I cannot say that I have been spiritual in all matters pertaining to my walk before the Lord.  In fact, the Lord showed me my own carnality, so I am not writing as a hypocrite as being someone more spiritual than anyone else. I am not!  However, at 71 years of age and being a Christian for 44 years, I have some spiritual knowledge and certainly my own short comings.  I only want to help my reader audience walk before the Lord in genuine spirituality so you can deal with the devil and his demons in warfare praying. 

In the next article, I will discuss how we are to pray for our leaders that are wicked and evil and as well as how we are to speak about and to them. However, we must first take care of our own sins before we can judge others. 

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Rats Have Taken Over Freedom Tower At Ground Zero - Prophecy?


"The New York tabloids are abuzz with the news.

Rats are taking over 1 World Trade Center, the glitzy new office tower built at Ground Zero. They’re chewing through carpet, snacking on crumbs of food left on computer keyboards and generally terrorizing the building’s anchor tenant – publishing house Condé Nast.

Stories have chronicled the reactions of editors and writers with Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Allure, Teen, Self, GQ, Bon Appétit and New Yorker magazines, all of which have recently moved into or at least toured their new digs at what was supposed to be the city’s poshest new address.

Some might find humor in the thought of Vogue Editor Anna Wintour having to fight off a burly rodent to get to her morning coffee. Cream, sugar and a little vermin on the side, Anna?

But others have a decidedly more sober take on the stories coming out of the New York Post, New York Observer, the Daily News and other publications.

In fact, this news may be a signal, another “harbinger” of America’s decline as a result of turning its back on God and Judeo-Christian values, says Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.

Cahn, author of the New York Times-bestsellers “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” says that since his first book was released in 2011, the harbingers he revealed have not stopped...Read the full article.

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This very week we have witnessed the further and progressive decline of the United States when the rogue nation, North Korea, hit Sony Productions with a cyber attack resulting in Sony cancelling the comedy, "The Interview", that cast the assassination of Kim Jong-un, the baby face leader of North Korea. That an American entertainment corporation would succumb to threats from a backward nation such as North Korea (admittedly they have nuclear weapons) only reveals the weakness of a once great superpower. Now no one fears us and our allies don't trust us and are shaking their heads in disbelief at the transition of the United "little" States of America under Barack Hussein Obama.  Go back a generation or more and North Korea would not have dared to threatened us much less attacked a major U.S. corporation in retaliation of a Hollywood movie and any of the movie house giants would have told North Korea to jump off a cliff.

Then Obama reveals late at night after Congress goes home for the holidays that he is unilaterally without Congressional approval lifting sanctions from Communist Cuba as part of the deal for releasing Mr. Gross after 9 years of imprisonment. Kowtowing with the Castro brothers is not a symbol of power but of weakness. Given these two events, every rogue Communist nation around the globe will now feel the U.S. is a pushover and mark my words they will test us in the days to come to see how weak we really are. 

All of this is not by happenstance or coincidence, but by divine purpose of stripping the United States of its superpower status because we turned our back upon the Lord.  Once again, here is a rhema word I was given about the United States that has come to pass and is being fulfilled so I completely concur with Jonathan Cahn's Harbinger prophecy:


["Since 1994 I have been preaching and teaching judgment to America because of a Word the Holy Spirit gave me on March 16, 1994 from Jeremiah 46: 20 and Hosea 10: 10-15:
 
Jeremiah 46:20 KJV

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.

Hosea 10:10-15 KJV

10 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.
11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
15 So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.

The Word (rhema) the Lord gave me for America is as follows (I wrote the word down in my daily spiritual diary and in the margin of my Bible and later wrote about it in my newsletters and writings):
 
From the Jeremiah passage, the Lord told me that He was sending a “swarm of horseflies” from the north to attack America and sap its strength – its financial empire.  The Hebrew word for destruction is “qerets,” which means “a pricking of the skin”.  The NASB translates qerets as “horsefly.” The female horsefly attacks both cattle and horses and sucks the blood from their bodies.  If the situation is not addressed, these pests can greatly weaken and kill cattle and horses.
 
The Lord showed me that America is like Egypt – a proud, prancing heifer that is in love with herself, but the Lord will send a “swarm of spiritual horseflies from the north hemisphere” to attack America’s lifeblood – her financial empire! [Note: The terrorist came from Germany, which is to the North and East of the United States and in the same Hemisphere – the Northern Hemisphere – see Zechariah 6: 1-6].
 
Next, the Holy Spirit led me to the prophecy of Hosea, chapter 10 and added further revelation to the Word He gave me from Jeremiah.  Here is what He told me from Hosea 10:
 
Verse 10: “It is My (The Lord) desire to chasten America and many people shall be against them - “to take away and destroy” when I place “a yoke upon their eye” – the meaning of “to bind in two furrows” in Hebrew is “to place a yoke upon the eye.”  Where is America’s eye today or her focus – her money and wealth – her financial empire?  Also, on the back of the one-dollar bill is the single All Seeing Eye of the Illuminati (Templar/Illuminists Freemasonry, which actually controls America). 
 
Verse 11: “America is like Ephraim and like Egypt in verse 10 – a young proud lovely heifer prancing around and is the both the envy and hate of the world for she “treads and tramples down” those who oppose her.”  In doing so, she thinks she is invincible, “but I (The Lord) will cover her neck with a burden [the meaning of “passed over her fair neck”]; “to ride, to plow and to break clods” implies to cause “the burden to be heavy”
 
Verse 12:  This verse is calling America to repent - “Sow in righteousness and reap in mercy; break up the fallow ground” for it past time for America “to seek the Lord that He may come and rain righteousness upon her” and not destroy her in judgment.  From this verse, the Lord showed me that He would no longer allow America to continue as a nation without repenting of its great sins against the Lord – abortion, homosexuality, pride, greed, cheating, dishonesty, lying, adultery, fornication, theft, nudity, pornography, rejecting Him and His Word and worshipping self and false religion.
 
Verse 13:  “America has plowed much wickedness and has reaped iniquity (Iniquity is a self-willed lifestyle lived outside the will of God); she has eaten the fruit of many lies,” which is deception and delusion, and has placed her trust in the multitude of her mighty men – high tech weapons and superpower status.
 
Verse 14: “Therefore, the Lord is sending a tumult – a great destruction, uproar and unrest shall arise from the people and all of America’s fortresses  - financial, military, and breadbasket, shall be spoiled (ravaged in Hebrew).   From this the Lord showed me that the judgment will come in a series of three’s beginning with the financial; and if no repentance, then a military set-back; and if then still no repentance, our breadbasket (food supply) will be greatly spoiled when America can no longer feed herself let alone the world.
 
Verse 15:  This was the most frightening of the prophecy – If America does not repent of her great wickedness after the three judgments, then God will utterly cut off her king and with it the nation.  The Hebrew for utterly cut off means to destroy.  If America does not repent, she has no future.
 
As God is my witness, which my wife (Debbie) can attest as to the truth, this Word God gave me on March 16, 1994 during the Clinton Administration.  I had been studying the book of Jeremiah verse-by-verse and kept seeing parallel’s to America, and writing down what I saw.  When I came to chapter 46, I was led to see the corresponding word in Hosea.
 
Look back over what God showed me and I think you will see 9-11-2001 in the prophecy as well as the nation’s financial decline.  Little did I know how it would play out, but when 9-11 took place, I knew immediately it was a partial fulfillment of this Word God showed me 7 years previously.  I have been warning the President’s of a coming military setback if we do not get our spiritual house in order.  I also had a recurring dream in which I see our aircraft carriers attacked and sinking to the bottom of the sea.
 
On 9-11-2001, the Lord sent “19  horseflies” - Arab terrorists (A number meaning judgment as well as the number 11) to suck the lifeblood of this nation – our financial empire and we still have not recovered.  Our financial house began to crumble in 2007 and it has gotten much worse. ]

Who would have thought rats would invade the magnificent Freedom Tower at Ground Zero?  Jonathan Cahn is speaking the truth for God is judging this nation!
 
Dr. Allen M. Barber, Director/Founder
The Biblical Worldview
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Seattle And Portland - A Giant Earthquake Pending?

"The fault zone where the next big Pacific Northwest earthquake is expected to occur lies 40 to 80 miles off of the Pacific Northwest coast.  The area is called the Cascadia Subduction Zone".

"Accordingly, earthquake scientists have put listening posts along the coast from Vancouver Island to Northern California".

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Geologists and Seismologists are concerned that earthquake activity in this zone is alarming silent, which means it is accumulating energy that could eventually produce a 9.0 earthquake in the Seattle and Portland Area.

Once again when I read reports like this, I am reminded of the vision I was shown on March 31, 2005 (The Inverted Pyramid) that predicts a third major catastrophe will occur in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in the Seattle - Portland Oregon area.  See the chart/image below.  The text boxes are too small to read, but the one in the upper right is the first major catastrophe in New York City on 9-11-01; the second text box is in the New Orleans/Houston area where Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast causing unprecedented damage with some cities completely wiped out to include the 9th Ward in New Orleans. The third text box is on the left opposite Washington State in the Seattle area that is yet to occur.  The above article implies this area is vulnerable to an major earthquake (See also my article on the Super Volcano in the Political Section - right side bar). Both these predicted events could wipe out a large portion of the West Coast with the lost of many lives, perhaps millions:
The Inverted Pyramid has to do with God turning America's House upside down because of its New World Order agenda and for failing to repent at His minor judgments and there have been many. In doing so, God will shake the dross out - the wickedness and evil that is ruling over this nation. This may come during the Great Tribulation or on the Day of the Lord or even sooner, but I believe it will come. This may also mean the Lord will spare America after her judgment that will produce repentance (See Isaiah 26:9). Only the Lord Knows!