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Judge Overturns Kentucky's Ban On Gay Marriage

As I have mentioned several times, the Judicial Branch is fulfilling Luke 17:28 and moving the United States into a Sodomite nation - something that has God's attention though most may not know it or even care about the issue.

Genesis 6:1-9 (NKJV)

1  Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2  that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3  And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
4  There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6  And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7  So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9  This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

This passage is highly debated as to the intent of the "Sons of God going into the daughters of men."  While it is not my purpose in this article to get into all the theology of the passage (hundreds of books have been written about who the Sons of God were), I will mention a couple of things that relate to my article.  The phrase, "sons of God" is benay Ha Elohim in Hebrew. The same phrase is used in Job 38:7

7  When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?  Obviously from this verse, the context is before the creation of man or at the time God was creating the universe. Therefore, the obvious meaning is the angels of God and notice the Job passage says "All" the sons of God which would include both the good and bad angels (perhaps before the fall of Satan).  The angels watched in amazement while God created the universe. 

The difficult part of the passage in Genesis is the meaning of "the sons of God came into the daughters of men."  Was that a sexual relationship between two different orders of creation - angels and men? We know from 6:4 children were born when the sons of God cohabited with the daughters or men. Notice also in 6:1 it says men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them. It says nothing about the sons of God,  the benay ha elohim (angels) cohabited with humans.  At that time sexual relations were normal - men were taking wives of the opposite sex and children were born to them. But when we come to Verses 2-4, some type of perversion took place - angels having sex with human women. How is that possible? 

I just finished reading Tom Horn's book, Zenith 2016, in which he deals in detail with the cohabitation of fallen angels (demons) with human women. I don't have the time or space in this article to cover his rendition of the subject, but here are a few quotations from Chapter 8, The Luciferian Science of Deity Resurrection: 

"As far back as the beginning of time and within every major culture of the ancient world, the astonishingly consistent story is told of 'gods' that descended from heaven and materialized in bodies of flesh. From Rome to Greece--and before that, to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer---the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings known to the Hebrews as Watchers and in the book of Genesis as the benei ha-elohim (sons of God) mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial known as nephilim".

The apocryphal book of Enoch gives a name to the angels involved in this cosmic conspiracy, calling them 'Watchers.'  We read:

"And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and the King of the ages and lo! the Watchers called me--Enoch the scribe--and said to me: 'Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled  themselves with women, and have done as the children of earth do, and have taken unto themselves wives:  Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth: And ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children [the Nephilim], The murder of their beloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall ye not attain (I Enoch 10:3-8)."

"The Interlinear Hebrew Bible offers an interesting interpretation of Genesis 6:2 in this regard when the KJV says, 'The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair', the IHN interprets this as: 'The benei Elohim saw the daughters of Adam, that they were fit extensions.
The term fit extensions seems applicable when the whole of the ancient record is understood to mean  that the Watchers wanted to leave their proper sphere of existence in order to enter earth's three-dimensional reality. They viewed women--or at least their genetic material --as part of the formula for accomplishing this task. Departing the proper habitation God had assigned them was grievous to the Lord and led to divine penalization. Jude described it this way: The angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day (Jude 6)."

"Stephen Quayle, in his book, Genesis 6 Giants, explains:  'The collective memories in the form of myths, fables, and fairy tales from various cultures and ages of mankind are overwhelming evidence that the Nephilim existed.' All of this indicates that Watchers not only modified human  DNA during the construction of the Nephilim, but animals as well, a point the book of Enoch supports, saying in the 7th chapter that the fallen angels 'sinned' against animals as well".  Horn goes into much more detail about the corrupted race of angels with humans that caused God to destroy the world of Noah's day. 

When I was doing research for my article, The 120-Year End-Time Generation (Notice I have removed it from my website as I am in the process of revising it due to further understanding of prophecy), I noticed from the Greek text of Matthew 24 where Jesus mentions the last days before His return will resemble the days of Noah, the meaning is "just like" the days of Noah.  From that I saw that the last generation before the Second Coming will be 120 years. The question is when did the last 120 years begin (I first thought 1897 and ending in 2017-18, but I am revisiting that and will re-post the article soon).  Moreover, there was a corruption of the natural order of God's creation - fallen angels (demons) having sex with human women and producing a mutated offspring - the nephilim.  The human race was so contaminated with this corrupt seed that God had to destroy it for only one human family was left that had not affected by this grievous sin - Noah and his family.  If God destroyed the entire human race with a flood save Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives, then how were there Nephilim on the earth after the flood?  God never said Noah's wife and his sons and their wives were righteous in his sight - only Noah. We know that Ham committed a homosexual act on Noah, even the Hebrew Bible supports that (I once wrote an article about that situation and was blasted by a Jewish Rabbi who apparently didn't even know his own Hebrew Bible - not surprising since the Hebrew Bible to the Rabbi's is the Babylonian Talmud, which is a corruption of the original Hebrew as written by Moses).

Now, I have shared all this for the intent of bringing to light that the global spread of homosexuality and particularly here in the United States is a fulfillment of the Days of Noah when violence filled the earth as well as perversion. Luke 17:28 says this:

Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)

28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

The Greek meaning of the word, "planted" is to instill a doctrine in the earth.  The United States Supreme Court and the Judicial system have been establishing the doctrine of perversion in this nation and in the earth with the overturning of the Texas Sodomy Law in 2003.  The Obama administration has ordered overseas embassies to fly the rainbow (homosexual) flag alongside the American flag in support of global sodomy.

The judge that ruled against the ban on same-sex marriage in Kentucky said this:

"Heyburn [the judge who ruled against the Kentucky ban on same-sex marriage], an appointee of President George H.W. Bush, dismissed the governor's argument that Kentucky's prohibition encouraged, promoted and supported relationships among people who have the "natural ability to procreate" and a stable birth rate ensures the state's long-term economic stability.

"These arguments are not those of serious people," Heyburn wrote. What he didn't say was it was the argument of moral people. Godly morality has no compass with the U.S. Judicial system as well as many liberals on the left. 

If the Lord God was grieved in His heart of the corruption He saw in the world before the flood, how much more is he grieved by what He is witnessing in the United States and around the world to promote and legalize sodomy - an act both Old and New Testaments refer to as an abomination.

I know I have mentioned it before, but in a Bill Gothard seminar in Dallas, Texas (Institute In Basic Youth Conflicts) in 1976, Bill showed the large audience of about 8-10,000 people a graph depicting the growth and spread of concupiscence (strong sexual desire of an immoral nature) and lasciviousness (lewd sexual desire), particularly homosexuality, reaching the apex of legalized behavior, a nation so disposed, will experience the certain judgment of God.

The United States of America in its smug intellectual tolerance for perversion if not re-directed to change course of direction away from the sin of homosexuality has a controversy with the God of heaven and earth and will feel His wrath just as did Sodom and Gomorrah - make no mistake about it. I know many are praying for this nation to repent and turn back to God as I have been doing for many years. However, I do not see any sign of that happening, but I keep looking and hoping. I do know this as far as nations go - that they do not learn righteousness except by judgment:

Isaiah 26:9 (KJV)

9  With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Will God destroy a city or cities or perhaps a state or a geographical region before this nation gets the message - that God hates perversion? God's judgment upon the sin of homosexuality is His mercy for if left alone, it will destroy this whole nation and I believe God wants America to repent. He has already given us several wake-up calls, but few understand that.  9-11, Katrina and Rita in which several cities were destroyed along the Gulf Coast and many other disasters are evidence God is judging America, but these are mild in comparison to what He may do because of the spread of homosexuality into all 50 states, that is, forcing it upon the people as the moral equivalent of heterosexuality. 

I have written several times about the Vision of the Inverted Pyramid the Lord gave the very day Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005 when she had been disconnected from her life support system 13 days before on March 18, 2005. She literally starved to death by order of the Florida State Supreme Court. That very morning, March 31, 2005, I was reading Proverbs 31 (there are 31 Proverbs - a proverb a day keeps the devil a way) and noticed Verses 8-9 (by the way, she died at approximately 9:00 AM):

Proverbs 31:8-9 (KJV)

8  Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
9  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

As I was praying that morning over this text, the Lord showed me a vision of an inverted pyramid held across a map of the United States in which the right and left bases connected the states of New York city and Washington respectively and the inverted tip or point was at the juncture of Texas and Louisiana. 9-11 occurred in New York City and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita occurred in Texas and Louisiana and almost wiped out the city of New Orleans and completely destroyed several cities on the Gulf Coast. Since God does things in a series of 3's, I expect an third disaster to occur on the West Coast in the Washington - Oregon area.  In fact, in the vision I saw rivers of molten lava flowing down the West Coast wiping out cities in its path - millions were fleeing for safety toward the East. What God was saying in this vision (I have only been given two visions in over 40 years of Christian ministry) or what I believe He was saying is that He is going to turn the United States upside down to sift the filth out of it - our wicked sin for we are like Moab at ease on our lees.

Jeremiah 48:11-13 (KJV)

11  Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
12  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
13  And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence. 

It just so happens that Washington State is the seed-bed of bestiality - humans having sex with animals. There is a large horse ranch that attracts hundreds if not thousands of perverted people to come and have sex with horses.  A local Sheriff appeared on Bill O'Reilly some years ago and testified that he could not mention in public what goes on at that ranch. The physician at one of the local hospitals said they are treating bizarre and strange diseases from people taking part in the lewd acts.  Washington State has also become a Muslim haven.

The prophecy of the book of Revelation tells us that Satan with his fallen angels shall be expelled from heaven at the beginning of the Great Tribulation (the last 3 1/2 years) and cast down to the earth.  We also know from Revelation 9:1-12 at the 5th Trumpet Judgment, the demons presently held in the bottomless pit shall be loosed (let out) to roam the earth and torment mankind - those that have the Mark of the Beast. These may reenact the Days of Noah when the Nephilim were on the earth and having sex with human women, except this time it will involve demonic invasion and possession.  The one directing the action of the 5th Trumpet is Satan - 9:1, 11.

What is our hope in times like these and for what is coming during the tribulation? Is it the great snatch or pretrib rapture?  No, the great hope is that the Church of the Lord Jesus will be on this earth bearing witness to the gospel message to the millions caught-up in the judgments of God.  In other words, the Church will provide the message of hope for these lost souls. The gospel message today and in the future times of tribulation and persecution is that Jesus as the Son of God came to this earth, lived a perfect life without sin, offered that perfect sinless life upon a rugged tree (cross) as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity, was buried in an empty tomb and three days later rose bodily from the grave to justify the many who would believe in Him. No other entity has been given the commission to share and spread the gospel to the lost world except the Church of the Lord Jesus. If the aggregate Church was raptured out of the sphere of this earth to heaven before the tribulation, there would be no one to share the good news (the gospel) with the lost. The Church of the redeemed and the gospel message it preaches is today and will be in the days of tribulation the hope of the lost.

We must continue praying for repentance to come to the United States, but we must be prepared for judgment if God so chooses to bring repentance in that fashion.

Conditions For the 3rd Temple Now Being Met?

According to the article, “In truth, the fate of the entire world depends on the red heifer,” the institute says".

Ever so often the doctrine of the red heifer surfaces that stirs apocalyptic emotions among orthodox Jews and Evangelical Christians that don't seem to understand this 3rd temple will be the temple of the Antichrist. In order to purify the temple and all of the vessels involved with temple worship, a perfect red heifer specimen has to be sacrificed and its ashes used in a mixture to cleanse the temple proper and the priesthood.  This is unfortunately ignorant Jewish dogma that willfully ignores the New Covenant revelation of Jesus who fulfilled all the laws regarding the blood sacrifice and the need for a red heifer cleansing agent.

Consider the book of Hebrews:

Hebrews 9:1-28 (NKJV)

1  Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary.
2  For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary;
3  and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All,
4  which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
5  and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
6  Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;
8  the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
9  It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience--
10  concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
11  But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
13  For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14  how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15  And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
16  For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17  For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
18  Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.
19  For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
20  saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
21  Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
22  And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
23  Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24  For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25  not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another--
26  He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
27  And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28  so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

The fate of the entire world does not depend on the ashes of a red heifer, but on the eternal blood sacrifice of the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ!

No amount of ashes of an animal no matter how perfect will cleanse the human heart of inherent sin. The Old Covenant ashes of the red heifer including all the blood ceremonial activities of the Jewish temple were the shadows of things to come, not the substance. The substance has come in the body of the Lord Jesus which he willingly offered on the cross as the medium of forgiveness for mankind's sins.  There is no forgiveness apart from the blood sacrifice of the Lord Jesus no matter how many New Testament Bibles the orthodox rabbis tear up and declare fit for the garbage can of history.  The Jews worship in stubborn total ignorance of the truth and they are not without sin and are not the chosen people because of their natural inheritance.  They, like lost Gentiles must receive and accept by faith the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ or they are outside the Covenants (both of them) of God and without anyway to be saved and that is the truth whether they believe it or not!   

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Is Prophecy Being Fulfilled Now In Iraq And Iran?

If you are a student of Bible prophecy, then I want you to get your Bible out and open it to Daniel chapter 8. Now, if you consult nearly any commentary on the Book of Daniel, you’ll find they nearly all interpret this prophecy as fulfilled in history. The prophecy begins with a ram butting to the west, to the north and to the south, which most believe refers to the historical conquests of the Medo-Persian Empire:

[B]ehold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last. I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself. (vv. 3-4)...Read the full article.

Comment:

While I do not agree with Joel Richardson's Muslim Antichrist theory, I do agree with him that Daniel 8 is not about some ancient historical kingdom such as Medo-Persia and Greece. See my article in the Prophecy Section - Some Observations About Daniel 8.

Daniel 8 is about the time of the end, which is the last seven years before the Lord returns on the posttrib Day of the Lord. More specifically, the time of the end refers to the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord - the last 3 1/2 years plus 1 - but the Day of the Lord is not a normal earth day. It is something of a time warp. 

The events in Iraq and Iran are a harbinger of what is to come to fulfill Daniel 8.  

What Does the Bible Say About the Fate of Iraq (Ancient Persia)?

When President George Bush (43) decided to go war with Iraq, I wrote him a lengthy letter warning him about getting involved in Iraq because the Old Testament prophets tell us who and how Iraq is going to be destroyed and it is not going to be the United States that does it.  I will post the article this weekend.  

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The Coming Destruction Of Iraq (ancient Babylon)
March 17, 2003
Dr. Allen Barber

Notice I wrote the following article the day Bush decided to go to war with Iraq.

I call your attention to Isaiah 13:17-22:

“17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.  18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.    19 And Babylon [Iraq], the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.    20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.   21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.   22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”

“This prophecy has never been fulfilled in past history for Iraq (Babylon) has continued as a nation since the tower of Babel even though they were conquered by other nations.  This prophecy of Isaiah says a time when come when God will rouse the Medes (Modern day Turkey, Iran, and the Kurds; also Central Asia and/or the states of the former Soviet Union) to wipe out Babylon (Iraq) to the extent that it will never be inhabited again.  The destruction is compared to Sodom and Gomorrah.”  The United States has the capacity to wipe Iraq off the face of the earth, but God says that task belongs to the Medes, not the U.S.”

“According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, the ancient Medes and Elamites merged into Persia (Modern Iran) and became part of that kingdom.”  We know that Russia is assisting with Iran’s nuclear program and that both Russia and Iran are involved in a future war against Israel.” 

“Another passage in Isaiah 21:1-10, mentions the Median (Iranian/Turkey/Central Asia Coalition) destruction of Iraq: 

“1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.  2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.  3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me. 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.  6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.  7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:  8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:    9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.   10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.”

“The double reference to the fall of physical Babylon could mean the first time the Medes and Persians conquered Babylon in the 6th Century B.C. and the future fall of Babylon in the end time (The period in which we live today) by the modern kingdom of the Medes. 

While Isaiah and Jeremiah prophesied the destruction of physical Babylon, Revelation speaks of the destruction of the Mystery form of political and religious Babylon:

“1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.   4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.   6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.   7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.  8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.   9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,   10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come”  (Rev. 18:1-10).

“Notice in Revelation it refers to the city of Babylon and not the nation indicating something else is implied.  In my opinion, I believe Revelation is speaking of the New World Order that consists of the same religious and political spirit of ancient Babylon that Satan ruled over and spread the worship of the Sun-god deity throughout the world.  The mystery form indicates that the power behind it will remain hidden until the time comes for the unveiling of the Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet at the mid-point of the tribulation period.”   I do not believe the present situation involving the U.S. – Iraqi War is the fulfillment of Revelation 18 because that takes place at the end of the tribulation period.”

Jeremiah supports the prophecy of Isaiah in calling for the destruction of Babylon (Iraq) by the Medes:

“27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillars.  28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.  29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant” (Jer. 51:27-29).

“Notice the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz are mentioned in the alliance with the Medes. Ararat is the modern nation of Turkey and Minni and Ashchenaz are Armenian nations of Central Asia and part of eastern Turkey and northern Iraq – the Kurds.”

“47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.  48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD.   49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth” (Jer. 51:47-49). 

Although it is not clear, the spoilers from the north could imply that Russia is involved with the future destruction of Babylon. 

From these Scriptures, it is clear that God will destroy modern Iraq (Ancient Babylon) with a coalition led by the Medes not the U.S.”  If I were going on pure logic, I would not pick Iran, Turkey, and the kingdoms of Central Asia to destroy Iraq, but the Bible is clear that God will use the Medes to totally wipe out Babylon from being a nation. 

Again, no one that I am reading is predicting this, but I will stay with the Word of God.   The only person that I have heard comment on this is Dr. Jimmy DeYoung.  Most are predicting that the U.S. will destroy the armies of Iraq within a matter of weeks.  That may happen, but I have problems with that scenario for the following reasons:

(1)    If the U.S. conquers Iraq and installs a democracy causing Iraq to no longer be a threat to Israel and the other Middle Eastern nations, that would seem to circumvent the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah for a future destruction.  However, world conditions could change that.  
(2)    The timing does not appear to be right for Iraq to be destroyed.
(3)    The U.S. is not God’s choice to destroy Iraq.” 

If America goes to war with Iraq and invades the whole nation, many innocent Iraqis are going to be killed – it will be unavoidable.  If the military plan backfires, many American soldiers are going to die, maybe record numbers.   This may be the military setback I have been predicting since March 1994 because our nation is guilty of much iniquity – turning our back on the grace, mercy and favor of the Lord. In addition trusting in our superpower status instead of trusting in the Lord’s protection.

Saddam is not going to give up or go into exile, and he will fight a much different war than he did in Gulf War I.  Then there is the unknown, the unforeseen and the unexpected in any war plans.  As a Marine in Vietnam, we planned our operations to the “nth” degree and we were always well prepared to execute it, but sometimes things did not go as we planned and the enemy surprised us.  Before we regrouped, we had sustained heavy casualties.

I pray this is not the situation with Iraq, but the thing that concerns me is the silence of China and the threat by the U.S. to unilaterally destroy the credibility of the United Nations – something the New World Order cannot tolerate.   This situation has all the markings of something ugly before the dust settles.  This may be the “attention getter” from the Lord God that either America repents or is destroyed. 

May God help us to fall on our faces and repent of our national and personal sins before our sins destroy us.  This is the time for the saints to pray and fast for REPENTANCE not only for our nation, but also for the Church.

I was listening to Fox News while writing this and Shawn Hannity says this is a righteous war, meaning that we are the righteous nation and Iraq is the evil nation.  I wonder how God sees it from His eyes.

Post Iraqi War Comment

While the United States did defeat the Iraqi army and captured Saddam Hussein later to be hung by the Shiites, we did not destroy the country thus we did not fulfill the prophecies mentioned in the above passages.  Now that the off-shoot of Al Qaeda, the ISIS insurgency, has conquered 1/3 of Irag and moving toward Baghdad combined with the insertion of Iran's Revolutionary Army with Obama's blessings, the biblical scenario of the Medes destroying Iraq (Babylon) seems to be fitting into place. However, the final destruction of Iraq will not occur until the Great Tribulation. This situation in Iraq could be a warning from God that the long predicted tribulation  period is about to commence.

We shall to wait and see.


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I wrote the following a few months back and will renew the series in the next couple of days. In the future, I will write more articles on biblical issues and probably less on news articles.  Instead of posting several news articles daily, I will pick one to comment on that has current and future implications for the biblical worldview in contrast to the Satanic worldview - the coming New World Order. 

Gog and Magog, Daniel and Revelation

As I announced a couple of weeks ago, I am going to write commentary on Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39, Revelation 20), Daniel 2, 7-8, 9-12, and Revelation - selected chapters that deal with the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl Judgments. I do not have a set outline to write from, but will follow the Holy Spirit's lead gleaned from over 40 years of study and research of these passages. It should be interesting so hope it will be a blessing to those who participate in the study of these prophetic teachings.

I have just completed reading Sir Isaac Newton's little known work on Daniel and Revelation, Clarence Larkin's (a Pretrib scholar) book on Revelation and Thomas Horn's book, Zenith 2016.  Sir Isaac Newton's book was disappointing as it is obvious he was an historicist meaning he believed most if not all the books of Daniel and Revelation have been fulfilled in history past. Writing like the intellectual and scientist he was, some of his commentary was difficult to follow and actually made no sense. However, he published the book in 1733 and therefore, did not have the advantage we do today of much prophecy either fulfilled or the visible stages set for their fulfillment. Clarence Larkin's book (when I was a Pretrib believer I promoted his commentary as the truth about end-time prophecy) was written in 1919 and like Newton did not have the insight of present world conditions. However, even though Larkin was a pretribber, he presents some interesting thoughts about the Antichrist, False Prophet and the Harlot Religious system.  He believed as I do that the Antichrist and False Prophet are "real" human personages not governments or systems.  Tom Horn's book, is an expose about the return of the Nephilim (offspring of the fallen angels that mingled with the DNA of the women of Noah's day) and the mystical Mayan calendar that ended in 2012 plus many other calendars and writings of both secular and religious personages that believed in the 2012 date for ending and restarting world history with an apocalyptic event. He cites many sources for a 3 1/2 year period culminating in 2016 (2012-2016). In addition, he devotes much space to the Great Seal of the United States being tied to the occult, specifically Freemasonry. In other words he believes the Satanic New World Order headed by the Antichrist will emerge from the United States for the founding fathers as he portrays them, setup the Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. to reflect the cult signature, even to invite Lucifer's (Satan's blessings). As a result, the United States has been under demonic influence since its inception.  Whether or not he is right, one that is certain and that is, demons are clearly alive and active in the government of the United States.

The first articles on Gog and Magog will be posted soon so hope you enjoy the study.  In preparation for the series, notice in Revelation 20:7 where it says when the thousand years have expired, "Satan shall be loosed out of his prison and shall go out to deceive the nations, which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is the sand of the sea."

This is after the 1000-year reign of Christ Jesus on the earth and after the days of the tribulation and immediately before the Eternal Age (8th Age). As difficult as it seems, the nations that comprise Gog and Magog at that time, will form and exist to oppose the Lord Jesus during His Kingdom reign.  Gog and Magog in this passage represent the nations scattered throughout the earth that reject the Lord's reign over them and adhere to Satan's lies and deception one last time before the Lord rains down fire upon them and wipes them off the face of the earth and cast Satan into the Lake of Fire where the Antichrist and False Prophet have been for 1000 years. This is the last time Satan will ever be heard of in the history of heaven and earth. 

Revelation 20 cast great insight into Ezekiel 38 and 39 into identifying Gog and and Magog. Some things are certain, Gog is not the chief prince of Russia and Magog is not the nation of Russia. Gog is also not the Antichrist or Satan however Satan may have a part to play in both. Even though I have read countless books on Gog and Magog, I will endeavor to identify as the Holy Spirit provides the insight, who and what is this mysterious biblical personage and kingdom.  

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Stansberry Research Says Dollar Will Collapse on July 1, 2014 

They base their prediction on HR 2847 which goes into effect the same day. Read the article linked to HR2847 for an understanding of why they predict this date for the dollar collapse. It all depends on what investors do that day and the days immediately following the legal date for the bill. If they do not want to be charged the 30% penalty for non-disclosure of their domestic and foreign investments in U.S. dollars and take their money out of the U.S., then for sure a major adjustment will commence that could destroy the dollar. However, since the dollar is still the world's major reserve currency, a dollar collapse will have a negative impact on financial markets worldwide causing a world-wide depression. Who stands to profit the most for a global financial collapse - the international bankers of course for they will continue to do business among themselves in gold and silver until the digital currency is established. Who stands to hurt the most from a global financial meltdown - the people for their money and assets will be worthless overnight. The people will become slaves of world government with no recourse, but to capitulate or starve. Since it will involve the Mark of the Beast, believers will be faced with a dilemma never before experienced - their eternal destiny rides on their decision as well as their physical life. This will not actually happen until the Great Tribulation, but a world monetary collapse will set the stage for the Black Horse of Revelation 6:5.

My take on the Stansberry Research Center is they are trying to lure investors and tend to project articles that induce fear, so whether or not their prediction comes true or not we do know that a financial crisis is planned by the New World Order kingpins and will occur at some point in time. 

We live in some trying and interesting times. As a reader of my website commented in an email - "In God's sovereignty, we were chosen for this time."     

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Renowned Economist Says the Crash Is Coming Before End of Obama's Second Term

"A record breaking stock market is distorting a frightening reality: The U.S. is being eaten alive by a horrific cancer that will ultimately destroy the economy and impoverish the vast majority of its citizens".

"That's according to Peter Schiff, the best-selling author and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, who delivered his harsh warning to investors in a recent interview on Fox Business".

"I think we are heading for a worse economic crisis than we had in 2007," Schiff said. "You're going to have a collapse in the dollar...a huge spike in interest rates... and our whole economy, which is built on the foundation of cheap money, is going to topple when you pull the rug out from under it."

"Schiff says that, despite "phony" signs of an economic recovery, the cancer destroying America stems from a lethal concoction of our $16 trillion federal debt and the Fed's never ending money printing...."  Read the whole article.