May 21, 2018

The Gaza ‘Demonstrations’: Just Another Demonic Suicide March

Nearly 100 Palestinians have been killed in clashes at the Gaza/Israeli border fence. For the past several weeks, the people of Gaza have hopelessly tried to breach the border and enter into Israel. A sane person would declare this to be a stupid endeavor; but, with each passing day, the Palestinians become all the more motivated in achieving an invasion of the Jewish state.

Hamas, the Islamic terrorist organization that rules Gaza, has made every effort to involve as many people as possible in the conflict. Schools in the Strip were closed. Fishermen were prohibited from working. Buses were chartered to bring people to the protests. The Gaza-ruling terrorist group even offered to pay people for attending — $100 per family. If someone gets shot, Hamas will pay them $300 to $500. If a protester gets killed, the family will receive a payment of $3,000.

The Israeli military has done everything possible to avoid bloodshed. The army has used drones and cannons to propel vast amounts of tear gas into the crowds. They’ve also used water cannons, foul- smelling liquids, and sponge-tipped bullets. A long line of razor wire was stretched out to prevent the Palestinians from reaching the main fence. They also dropped leaflets that warned people to stay away from the border fence.

No other nation on earth would have tolerated this type of action on its border without using deadly force. At least 52 of the 60 Palestinians reportedly killed in clashes ahead of the Jerusalem opening of the U.S. Embassy in Israel were members of Hamas. A dozen of them were killed trying to plant bombs on or near the border wall. Most were shot for hurling pipe bombs, firebombs and other deadly objects at IDF troops.

The liberal media has been absolutely disgraceful in how they have covered the conflict. They paint a picture of poor innocent Palestinians being slaughtered by the trigger-happy Israeli military. In an NPR interview, a reporter tells a young man that the Israelis will exploit the fact that he has a swastika on his kite. The man answered by saying, “This is what we want them to know, that we want to burn them.”

When 45 Palestinians were killed in Syria in April, the world didn’t protest those deaths. In that case, the Jews weren’t involved, so there was no reason to care.

None of the reporters on the ground are based out of Gaza because they know Hamas would kill them. They use their press credentials to go into the danger zone to watch Palestinians act like animals, and then they go back to their safe Israeli hotels to write stories negative of the IDF.

Hamas has been 100% transparent that terrorism is their intention. Anyone monitoring Gaza TV would know this truth. The Mossad posted one of Hamas’s operating plans for the Monday protest. Here is one paragraph that shows their true colors:

“Demonstrators are requested to act in accordance with the demand to bring a knife or a gun, to hide them under their clothes and not use them except where is needed to capture soldiers or residents of Israel. It is requested not to kill them, but to hand them over to the resistance forces, as this is an important bargaining chip of which Israel is afraid.”

Israel has won all the battles to defend its border, but Hamas is slowly winning the propaganda war. The Jewish state has been bombarded with condemnations and accusations of excessive force from around the world. Two countries, South Africa and Turkey, announced they were pulling their ambassadors from Israel. The Israeli ambassador to Ireland received a formal dressing down. The US veto power is the only thing preventing the UN Security Council from passing a condemnation of Israel.

This illogical hatred of the Jews in handling the Gaza border conflict has the devil’s fingerprint all over it. Satan is a master at deceiving vast multitudes to follow him into rebellion. He convinced a third of the heavenly angels to join his side, he was behind every dictator that tried to enslave the world, and he will soon organize the Battle of Armageddon. The most chilling example of Satan’s skills is his very last rebellion. Jesus will have ruled on earth for 1,000 years with perfect peace. As soon as the devil is set free from his abysmal prison, he will quickly gather a large army of people to attack the Holy City.

The only thing holding back Satan is God’s authorization. Bible prophecy and the growing madness in Gaza tell us that the go ahead will soon be given.

Revelation 20:7-10, “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

–Todd


Prophetic Proof

We know we are at the end of the dispensation of grace for specific reasons. A number of these come to mind.

Evil men and seducers are growing worse, as the Apostle Paul forewarned. The time has come when “they”–meaning religionists who claim to know Christ but do not–will not “endure sound doctrine.”

All of Paul’s “perilous times” prophecies are in view, as we have dissected many times. False accusers, for example, are in our daily headlines, with lies being told for political gain or just to heap hatred upon ideological enemies.

There is a denial that God should be found anywhere in humanistic governance. As stated many times, here, Psalm 2 is in play as never before. The international community, i.e.,  the UN and those within every other such globalist forum, want to “break the bands asunder” that bind the human race to any form of godly mooring.

We know these are the last days because there are scoffers that say in mocking derision: Where is the promise of his coming, for since the fathers fell asleep all things are as they were from the beginning?”

In addition to all the above, proof that we are in prophesied times of the end occurred Monday, May 14. Israel reached what many Bible prophecy observers view as the span of a generation–70 years since its refounding into modernity. This, many believe, is the gist of the prophecy the Lord gave while expounding on things to come atop the Mount of Olives.

 

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:32-35)

 

Israel is generally considered the prime signal of where we are on God’s prophetic timeline. That strange nation has reached its 70th birthday so far as its modern incarnation is concerned. A generation is defined by God’s Word as 70 years in one specific instance. Therefore, Jesus, who is the Word, giving this Olivet Prophecy about the fig tree–often the symbol for Israel–makes the modern nation’s 70th anniversary living proof to many that the end of the age is upon this generation.

I term Israel ”strange” because of the fact that it is like no other in human history. Having been completely destroyed as a nation, its people dispersed into all the world and its language dissolved, yet it is now back in its God-given land. It has its native language again–Hebrew–and is the center of worldwide attention.

As I often remind, no matter which way the cameras and microphones turn to capture other stories, they always, without fail, turn right back to that one spot on planet earth that is God’s touchstone–to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, where the Holy of Holies sat and will reside again one prophetic day.

So, Israel is in the headlines again this past week. The hatreds of the world are in full display to prove God’s Word about the rebellion of the globalists found in Psalm 2.

Satan is in a rage because he above all else has wanted to completely destroy Israel and the Jewish people. If he could do so, he would make the Creator a liar, and his own fate in the Lake of Fire could be avoided.

But, God’s Word is truth. Things are unfolding exactly as God foretells, and right on time. Further proof of God’s prophetic truth is reflected in an excerpt  or two from the following news story:

(May 9, 2018 / JNS) In the past 70 years, no single country’s stock has risen faster or farther than the State of Israel. Once a resource-poor, existentially endangered nation-state comprised of refugees from post-Holocaust Europe and Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Israel has emerged into a world economic, military and diplomatic superpower.

In just one week, Israel’s elevated status is being put on full display, in no small part due to the unlikely and oft-polarizing duo of U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

It is, of course, fitting that the very date—May 14—of the new embassy’s opening ceremony corresponds both with Yom Yerushalayim (“Jerusalem Day”) on the Hebrew calendar and the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence on the secular calendar…

While the Jewish state’s stock is rising, Israel’s enemies are imploding. Though Iran has expanded its reach across the Middle East—wreaking havoc on Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen—severe cracks have been exposed in the dictatorial regime of the Islamic Republic. During the past year, public protests against the regime’s corruption have broken out across the country. And in the past several weeks, the value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has plummeted, throwing Iran into severe economic uncertainty even before the impending onset of the “highest level of economic sanctions” about to be imposed by the United States. (“Jerusalem is rising as Israel’s enemies falter,” Alex Traiman, JNS.org, May 13, 2018)

Proof  of the truth of God’s Word is found throughout Bible prophecy. We are witnessing that proof each and every day as issues and events of our time emerge from the headlines.

Israel, although hated by most of the world leaders, is blossoming. So is the United States of America under this presidential administration.

Iran, arguably Israel’s chief enemy, whose Islamist leaders call Israel the “little Satan,” and America “the big Satan,” are sinking deeper into the curse promised to all who curse God’s chosen people.

There is no illusion here that terrible times are not to soon unfold for the Jewish people. It is prophesied. But the end of it all will be a glorious outcome beyond any ever bestowed upon any nation or people:

I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants

shall also be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your

descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this

land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. (Genesis 28:13-15)

–Terry


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I’m quite pleased that the book is available for less than $8 in paperback, thus making it easily affordable.

My hope is that many who read the story will write reviews on Amazon. I thank you in advance for reviewing this novel –fiction that represents absolute Truth from God’s Prophetic Word.

–Terry James

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May 14, 2018

Jim Bakker Goes Full Circle

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the name Jim Bakker. He is known for hosting the evangelical Christian TV program “The PTL Club” in the ’70s and ’80s — up until 1987, when his empire came crashing down amid a sex scandal and charges of financial fraud.

The Bakker scandal got rolling when Jessica Hahn claimed that Bakker had manipulated her into having sex in a hotel room in 1980, back when she was a church secretary. At the time, Bakker was married to Tammy Faye. A $279,000 payoff to buy Hahn’s silence only made matters worse.

The Charlotte Observer then reported that PTL Club’s fundraising activities between 1984 and 1987 were used to sell $1,000 “lifetime memberships” entitling buyers to an annual three-night stay at a luxury hotel at Heritage USA. Bakker only built one 500-room hotel even though tens of thousands of memberships were sold. Much of the money paid Heritage USA’s operating expenses, and Bakker kept $3.4 million.

The Bakker’s lavish lifestyle was their final undoing. As part of the prosperity gospel, they believe in living high on the hog. It was reported that they owned several expansive and expensive homes — two in Palm Springs alone. PTL paid for an endless succession of maids and security guards. Their five pooches had an air-conditioned doghouse. Once, when the Bakker’s needed their clothes in California, the church paid $100,000 to fly their wardrobes in by jet from North Carolina.

Tammy Faye was never charged with any crime. The feds threw the book at poor Jim. In 1989, Bakker was convicted on 24 counts of fraud, sentenced to 45 years in prison, and fined $500,000. A year later, another Jury found Bakker liable for almost $130 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by former contributors to his ministry.

Things turned around for Bakker when in 1991 another federal judge gave him a shorter 18-year prison sentence. That allowed him to be paroled after only serving nearly five years of his sentence.

For a while it appeared that Bakker had turned over a new leaf. Before going to prison, He told the judge, “I have sinned.” In his 1996 book, I Was Wrong, he admitted that the first time he actually read the Bible all the way through was in prison. He wrote that he realized that he had taken passages out of context and used them to support his prosperity teachings:

“The more I studied the Bible, however, I had to admit that the prosperity message did not line up with the tenor of Scripture. My heart was crushed to think that I led so many people astray. I was appalled that I could have been so wrong, and I was deeply grateful that God had not struck me dead as a false prophet!”

Tammy Faye Bakker never returned to the world of sanity. She filed for divorce from Jim in 1991. An attorney in the divorce proceedings said Tammy Faye Bakker couldn’t stand being separated from her husband or suffering the uncertainty of when he would get out of jail. She started a gay-friendly church that was way ahead of its time. I’ll never forget being at the 2007 Christian Booksellers Association convention. Terry and I were there to promote one of our books, and right across from our table was a video of her. Tammy was talking in an absolutely incoherent langue, and we had to listen to this chatter for several hours.

The last thing I remember reading about Jim Bakker is that he was going to do some type of missionary work for the rest of his life. To my surprise, a few years ago, I just happened to be flipping through channels; and to my great surprise, I saw Jim with his new wife Lori, and they are co-hosts of “The Jim Bakker Show.”

I’m all for people having a second chance at life. We worship a God who is in the business of repentance and new beginnings. The Jim Bakker Show looked alright until I spotted the buckets of freeze-dried food which Bakker was selling to his audience in preparation for the end of days. Apparently, another belief that Jim gave up with the prosperity gospel is the Pretribulation rapture.

In recent days, Bakker had provided the press with fresh material to dig up his old scandal. On his show, he suggested that if you want to survive the Apocalypse, the best thing you could do is buy one of his cabins in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. You can also pick up a six-pack of 28-ounce “Extreme Survival Warfare” water bottles for $150.

I just cannot believe that Christians would allow the disgraced Bakker to get back into the real estate business. The people who watch his show are old enough to remember his previous stunts. Bakker hasn’t changed, but the world has. He just shows that the time is right for the World’s Greatest Con Artist to appear.

Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud” (2 Peter 2:22).

–Todd


Exposing Earth Worshippers

Observers of these times through the prism of God’s prophetic Word shouldn’t be deceived by the wiles of the devil. Climate change isn’t the primary concern of the globalist minions, neither demonic nor human. The concern of the minions is primarily to seduce as many of earth’s inhabitants as possible into believing that humankind is destroying Mother Earth.

These minions don’t believe it for a second. But, they are determined to convince the world that planet Earth is a delicate organism that must be worshiped because she is the sustainer of life.

The globalists’ goal is to work to bring the earth’s total inhabitants to less than 500,000,000 people. They–the globalists–are to be, of course, the ruling class among this sustainable population of earth dwellers.

The real objective of the would-be rulers of the planet, make no mistake, is to be as gods–the same status Lucifer promised the first man and woman they would attain in the Garden.

Climate change has again raised it’s luciferic head in the never-ending attempt to foist the same old global-warming lie that has been on Satan’s seducing agenda for recent decades. We note that at the beginning of the following report, the appeal is to the female gender in rolling out the lie. Satan is if anything consistent in his maddening methodology.

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat released its first ever annual report this week, in which it held up its “Gender Action Plan” as a key to increasing the participation of women in responding to global warming.

“Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth,” said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at the roll-out of the report.

“This annual report shows how UN Climate Change is doing everything it can to support, encourage and build on the global response to climate change,” Espinosa said, adding that “UN Climate Change’s mandate is to lead and support the global community in this international response, with the Paris Agreement and the Convention being the long-term vehicles for united global climate action.” (“U.N. Says Climate Change Is ‘Single Biggest Threat to Life, Security and Prosperity on Earth’,” Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty, by Thomas D. Williams PhD, Rapture Ready News, May 5, 2018, raptureready.com)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres added to the never-ending mantra that climate change is going to destroy us all if action isn’t forthcoming by those who love Mother Earth.

He warned that climate change is the “defining challenge of our time…yet it is still accelerating faster than our efforts to address it. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are higher than they have been for 800,000 years, and they are increasing. So, too, are the catastrophic effects of our warming planet – extreme storms, droughts, fires, floods, melting ice and rising sea levels.”

Makes no difference that every bit of the foregoing has been debunked. It is irrelevant with these Mother Earth protectors, apparently, that remarks that include findings from 800,000 years ago are totally unsearchable. It is the same thing that William James the philosopher first said and Hitler’s propagandist Josef Goebbels seized upon: Tell a lie long enough and loud enough and soon it will become accepted as truth.

One fact about the human creature Lucifer instinctively knew from the beginning of his seduction: People, in their fallen condition, will for the most part, choose to worship anything rather than the God who created them. Like Lucifer himself, they want to view themselves as godlike and do things their own way.

Psalms chapter 2 tells that the globalists wish to break free from the bonds of Heaven–from the governing hand the Supreme Being exerts on their capability to do what is right in their own eyes.

These human minions, spurred on by the demonic minions, work incessantly to convince the rest of us that we must look at the earth as our sustainer of life. We must treat her with great reverence. We must, in effect, worship her.

The lie includes the charge that those who do not follow this ecological-religious ideology–for example, Christians who don’t look at planet Earth as a living organism that must be treated as deity–are sinners of the first order. We won’t be among the elite 500,000,000 who ultimately will be privileged to inhabit the planet in order to make it sustainable.

We who follow God’s Word do have respect for the environment. We do want to do the best possible job of protecting this world that was made for us to live, work, and play upon. But, we don’t consider it a goddess to be worshiped.

The Lord says the following regarding the attempts by the globalist types to construct worship systems other than true worship of the True God:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:18-25)

–Terry