26 Sep 2022

Sexual Gender Is Not a Melting Pot

In the movie Kindergarten Cop, a child stood up and offered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character this bit of wisdom: “Boys have a penis; girls have a vagina.” In 1990, it was humorous because it was common knowledge. Today, it might register a gasp from the audience for being controversial.

I recently ran across a show that calls itself a docu-reality series. A press release for the project says it’s about six young and creative “disruptors” who emerge from downtown New York to follow their dreams and pursue love and art on their own terms. It claims to be about “The Real World,” but it only featured sheltered privileged snowflakes. All but one of them comes from the fashion industry.

The documentary promotes a growing trend in society of sexual flexibility. If you want to be gay, straight, or Bi, the New York scene is a paradise of sexual liberty. One guy was dressed in clothes more fitting for women but seemed chummy with both sexes. One review said a redneck from Texas tried exploring his budding bisexuality by kissing a dude for the first time. There is a good conversation starter for this upcoming Thanksgiving get-together back home.

I could not find a single review of this show on Rotten Tomatoes. It was produced by a team that has done well-received movies. I thought the Texas guy was going to be the token heterosexual. After looking at the other cast members’ Instagram accounts, all six of them may swing both ways.

Singer Harry Styles got positive and negative feedback when he recently posed in a dress for the cover of the U.S. Vogue magazine. ‘I don’t think of myself as a style icon,’ said Harry Styles as he wore other dresses and heels while discussing his new beauty brand for Dazed magazine. He announced he was hoping to fill cabinets across the world with his new beauty brand, entitled “Pleasing,” where nail polish sets cost $65.

Mr. Styles has several images on Google images of him wearing dresses. He just starred in a movie called My Policeman, which is described as LGBT “Queer Drama.” Harry has previously been accused of “queerbaiting,” but Styles avoids any sexual label for himself. He just likes to push the boundaries with his gender-fluid fashion.

Another example of the downward spiral of masculinity. The British version of Vogue has selected Timothée Chalamet as their first solo male cover star in its 106-year history. The magazine gave no explanation for why it chose Chalamet to be the first male. It just said that “the 26-year-old star has left an indelible mark on his generation that’s too hard to ignore.”

In the same story about Harry Styles, there was a reference to Nick Jonas having expanded his horizons by taking on acting roles where he has sex with other men. Yes, Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who had such clean-cut, sugarcoated images that they each wore a purity ring, which indicates that the wearer is abstaining from sex until marriage.

On The Late Late Show With James Corden, the Jonas Brothers said they had to work hard to shed their once-wholesome image. Nick Jonas’ excuse for taking on homosexual roles is that he doesn’t consider “whether the character is gay or straight, but about what the story is and what the audience is going to get out of it.” His decision was about overcoming “stereotypes and breaking down some of those barriers.”

This fall, Saturday Night Live will debut its first non-binary cast member in its nearly 50-year-history: actor and comedian Molly Kearney. Non-binary is an umbrella term for gender identities that are not solely male or female. Their identities are outside the gender binary. They prefer to use pronouns like I, me, and myself.

One reason why SNL is no longer funny is that the show is more interested in selecting cast members based on their race and sexuality. Two other new cast members will be the first of their kind. Melissa Villaseñor will be the show’s first Latina cast member. Aristotle Athari will be the first Middle Eastern man to join the sketch ensemble.

If the people of Sodom and Gomorrah had witnessed the sexual practices of this generation, they would likely be very confused about a non-binary transgender. The biblical account shows them as being straightforward with their perversion. No wonder Jesus said Sodom and Gomorrah would rise up and condemn later generations.

In my early years, I expected sexual immorality to increase in quantity. I never had any idea that it would turn into a freak show of multiple varieties of sexual sins. We must be close to the end of the church age because these people are quickly running out of colors to represent the gay rainbow flag.

“He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created” (Genesis 5:2 NIV).

–Todd


Tribulation Temple Clock Ticking…

The believer’s pathways toward the future are illuminated through the prophetic Word of God. Many specific signs are posted along those pathways. God’s prophets—of whom Jesus, the Son of God, the Second Person of the Godhead, is greatest—foretells things to come with unerring clarity.

The Third Temple, the subject of this commentary, is one such prophetic sign. That Jewish house of worship is prophetically scheduled to be constructed atop the most volatile piece of real estate on the planet. That rocky plot of earth is feared by world diplomats to present the greatest threat to Mideast and world peace.

Mount Moriah, known as the Temple Mount, is a focal point for adherents of the world’s three most prominent religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Only worshippers within Islam, at present, are allowed to worship upon this promontory at the southern area of Jerusalem. Merely the hint of the other religions’ attempts to conduct worship atop Moriah is met with violence from Muslim militants. It seems inconceivable that a Jewish house of worship can ever be built there.

Yet, there is more than a concept—the matter of wanting to build a Jewish Temple on Moriah. In the thinking of some, it is as good as already done. That’s because the God of Heaven has declared that it will be built. His prophetic Word never fails to produce fulfillment. The nation in the midst of which Moriah sits is absolute proof in the thinking of those who believe the Third Temple is as good as already placed there.

Modern Israel is a miracle entity, guided by the very hand of God through more than 1900 years of dispersion. The Jewish people endured enemies and persecutions of every description while being brought to return and reestablish their nation on the very ground where ancient Israel surrounded the Temple Mount.

This fact is proof that God’s Word is truth. Bible prophecy foretold that Israel would be punished as a nation and removed completely from the land God promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

We remember that Jesus told His disciples while they sat on the Mount of Olives that not one stone of the Temple would be left upon another. This dismantling took place in AD 70 when the Romans, under General Titus and his father, Emperor Vespasian, destroyed the Jewish Temple. The people were scattered throughout the known world and, as prophesied, were brought back into their own land and reestablished as a nation on May 14, 1948.

Jesus also prophesied that someday there would be a Temple sitting on Moriah and that the deceptive man of sin the Jews would accept—rather than Jesus Christ, their True Messiah—would sit in that Temple and declare himself to be God and demand worship. This would be right in the middle of the last seven years of human history before Christ will return at Armageddon. We call this horrendous time, of course, the Tribulation.

With all of the other signals that point to that time shaping up for fulfillment, the Temple in which Antichrist will sit must be somewhere upon the end-times horizon.

Those who visit Jerusalem can go to the Temple Institute near Moriah and view all of the implements for Temple worship that are already prepared for such worship to begin. It’s more than rumor, we believe, that a Third Temple sits in modular form somewhere nearby and can be quickly assembled, once the go-ahead is given to place the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

And most recently we see the reason for this commentary’s title.

Certain cleansing rituals must take place for the sacrificial system demanded by Torah. This involves the burnt ashes of a perfect red heifer, which are to be mixed with water to do the cleansing practices.

There have been searches over the years for the “perfect” such red heifer. We remember a number of years ago those responsible for the search thought they had found such an animal. Her name was Melody, as I recall. But hairs colored other than red were found, and the search went on.

Now they believe they’ve found five candidates for the red-heifer ritual cleansing requirements. The following, although the Hebrew language can’t be understood by most, I realize, gives information about the red heifer matter.

“The Temple Institute launched its  Red Heifer program about a decade ago, led by Rabbi Azariah Ariel. But even in Temple times, an animal that fulfilled the Biblical requirements was exceedingly rare. Failing to produce a suitable candidate from ranchers in Israel, The Temple Institute began investigating alternative sources for a red heifer.

“Boneh Israel, an organization that connects Christian lovers of Israel to the Holy Land, stepped in to help. Led by Byron Stinson, a native Texan, Boneh Israel understood ranchers.

“ ‘I didn’t set out to do this, but right now, I am probably the best red heifer hunter in Texas,’ Byron quipped. ‘The Bible says to bring a red cow to purify Israel, and I may not understand it, but I am just doing what the Bible said.’

“ ‘The prophecies came true, and the Jews are back in Israel,’ Byron said. ‘Now they need to build a Temple. But it’s like buying a really nice car. If you don’t have the key, you aren’t going anywhere. The red heifer is the key to making the Temple work like it’s supposed to.’”

The cows [Byron found and acquired] were between 5–8 months old. To be suitable for the red heifer ceremony, the cow must be two years and one day old so these heifers will be raised in Israel until they reach the proper age.

Chanan pointed out that last year was 5781 in the Hebrew calendar.

“ ‘In Hebrew numerology, this is תשפא. That is an acronym for תהיה שנה פרה אדומה (it will be the year of the red heifer). The cows we are looking at now were conceived last year,’ Kupietzy said. ‘This year is תשפ,ב 5782, an acronym for תהיה שנה פרה בישראל (It will be a year for the heifer in Israel). In two weeks we will begin תשפג, 5783, the year in which the ceremony of the Red Heifer will be performed. This is an acronym for תהיה שנה פרה גאולה (It will be a year of the Red Heifer of redemption).’ (ISRAEL365 EXCLUSIVE: Red Heifers arrive in Israel, by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel365news 202, 9/16/22, Rapture Ready News, 9/17/22)

Sadly, all this is preparation for what Jesus called the worst time in all of human history. The prophetic clock is ticking swiftly toward that time of unimaginable horror.

But those who know Christ are promised to be kept out of that time (Revelation 3: 10). Here, again, is how to be assured that you are in God’s family and kept from the time of Tribulation.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9–10)

—Terry  

19 Sep 2022

The Prophetic Significance of the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Several years ago, I noticed our society is being influenced by something that has a direct impact on Bible prophecy. It is a very long-term factor, but it will guide how prophecy unfolds. As one generation dies off, it is replaced by one that is further away from God’s will.

Of the people under the age of 30, nearly 70% have no religious affiliation, they largely support gay marriage, and the majority of them support people who wish to change their gender. They are so liberal in their politics that they would turn America into a one-party nation. Even now, many cities are so heavily controlled by the Democratic party, Republicans don’t even bother to field a candidate.

Queen Elizabeth was generally private about her political views. She saw her role as one who should be on the side that sought the greater good. If the prime minister was from Labor or the Tories, she would give them the same advice.

Many will say that the British monarchy is a bunch of rubbish that is just a huge waste of money. England votes for the people who set the real laws. The queen’s role in government is restricted and largely symbolic. This is a good thing because the British monarchy once had absolute power over the people.

During her 70 years in power, Queen Elizabeth gave up all of her colonial claims. I couldn’t find an example where she sought to expand her power. She wisely realized the British Empire could only be an alliance of equals that shared the benefits of being part of Great Britain. The people of Scotland recently voted on staying or leaving the union, and they decided that staying was the best option.

What Queen Elizabeth lacked in political power, she more than made up in being a great diplomat. She met with hundreds of political leaders and addressed all manners of problems. The general history of the world involves mankind either fighting or talking. Queen Elizabeth had amazing skill at bringing together political opponents. Brian Mulroney, Canadian prime minister between 1984 and 1993, said Elizabeth was a “behind the scenes force” in ending apartheid in South Africa.

Even though Queen Elizabeth was very popular with the public, the liberal media couldn’t help taking a stab at her because of their general hatred of all white people. The New York Times quoted Uju Anya, a Nigeria-born professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who posted a tweet in which she wished the queen “excruciating” pain on her deathbed for overseeing a “thieving raping genocidal empire.”

Buzzfeed gave a voice to Scaachi Koul, who said, “I don’t care that the Queen is dead. She had a good run, and I didn’t know her, so why should I waste the six tears I am allotted per year on a stranger? The only reason I’m here is that I delight in upsetting Europeans, a long-held tradition of nonwhite Canadians for at least a century and a half.”

“The monarchy is defunct, its members are institutionally powerless, and now the Queen is dead. The world is moving on past what the monarchy gave us or, rather, what the monarchy took. Diana’s gone, Meghan’s making podcasts in Palo Alto, and you want me to feel sad that the Queen died? Pass. Save your tears for something that matters.”

Both of these women are disgusting individuals. Most of their writings are laced with profanity, and they have a self-serving fixation on racism. A third-world prostitute would have a better claim of moral superiority than these two dingbats.

I hope the best for King Charles III, but I’m very doubtful that he will come anywhere close to matching his mother’s legacy. Charles has already made several errors that show he lacks good judgment. His failed marriage to Princess Diana is at the top of any list. Charles is a big-time environmentalist. He said that climate change skeptics are playing “a reckless game of roulette” with the planet’s future and are having a “corrosive effect” on public opinion. Charles said he would vow to be a “Defender of Faith” as king, but he came across as a universalist by “ensuring that other people’s faiths can also be practiced.”

A key reason why good people are dearly missed is that most people don’t do anything positive in the world. If you try to bring peace to the world, you have a right to complain about the lack of it.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).

–Todd


Prepping for the Prince that Shall Come

Prepping for terrible times ahead, anticipated by the entire spectrum of those garnering goods and shelters in order to survive, saturates the many blogs that predict world-wide collapse into dystopia. This prepping includes many who are Christians –true believers in Jesus Christ for their Salvation.

This is the case, despite God’s prophetic Word plainly teaching that there is no preparation, apart from relying totally on God, alone, that can guarantee even a modicum of safety in that most horrendous time of history to come –the Tribulation. And believers of this age won’t endure that terrible time at any rate.

But this isn’t the prepping that is the subject of this commentary.

My thought is to address the preparations we can see being made by the minions, both demonic and human, of Ephesians 6: 12. The principalities and powers in high places which, unwittingly and unknowing, perhaps, in the case of the human minions, are preparing the way for human history’s most terrible tyrant.

And boy! Is that preparation ever taking shape in ways and at speed which prophecy Watchers from the pretrib perspective find truly astonishing?!

As stated in previous attempts to cover what is happening with regard to things shaping up for the ending to this Church Age(Age of Grace,)I’m convinced that evil assaults on children constitutes a major signal of just how near the beginning of the Tribulation must be.      

Satan is preparing the hearts of fallen mankind to accept every form of wickedness in paving the road for his Antichrist’s regime to take power. The devil is more and more focusing his attack on the United States of America, because this nation is the last bastion of liberty in terms of human government. America also, despite speeding into anti-God behavior on practically every level of society and culture, still maintains the Light of God’s Salvation Message in which He Invites the world to accept His Grace Gift. –Thus the attack increases almost hour to hour.

One such report shows this as plainly as it can be shown, I believe. The once seemingly innocent Walt Disney productions, as I heard recently are banishing Prince Charming and is instead bringing in the prince of darkness. The following are a few excerpts of that report.

“Little Demon,” a new animated show about a woman who mates with Satan and produces the Antichrist, is raising eyebrows and making cultural waves.

But amid the cacophony of frustrated retorts to the show — which airs on the Disney-owned network FXX and stars Danny DeVito as Satan — faith leaders and media experts are sounding some consequential theological and practical alarms for parents and children alike.

“I … can’t believe that this show exists,” Mike Signorelli, senior pastor of V1 Church in New York City, told CBN’s Faithwire. “I think if we could go back 30 years … everybody would universally be shocked and appalled.”

Disturbing Storylines

Signorelli isn’t exaggerating the situation, as the promotional language for “Little Demon” alone showcases the disturbing themes and images embedded in the show — violence, paganism, and satanic storylines cloaked in attempted comedy.

“Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul,” reads the show’s description.

Signorelli said “Little Demon” is the fulfillment of what happens when morals and ethics slowly erode and decay, sending culture on a slippery slope that tragically yields such a strange moment.

“What happens is, things incrementally change year over year to where you can accept what you would have never accepted in a previous generation,” he said. “As a Christian, I believe that the enemy is after our children. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but principalities powers and rulers in high places.”

Considering the purported paganistic themes in “Little Demon,” one of the quotes about the series that is circulating comes from actress Aubrey Plaza, who plays Laura.

“I love that we are normalizing paganism,” Plaza said while speaking about the show during an event this summer. “Laura is a pagan. She’s a witch. She’s jacked.”

(I can’t believe this show exists’: Network unleashes ‘Little Demon’ about woman mating with Satan, WND News Services, September 7, 2022 )

Lucifer and his minions are determined that America blocks the blueprint for the regime that will thwart Heaven’s prophetic Blueprint for mankind. So the assaults intensify. Demonic forces seem to be concentrating on demolishing the moral center of America, and seem to be successful to this point.

I remember placing the transcript of a warning issued by one of the nation’s top broadcast conscience-stimulating voices in my very first book –Storming Toward Armageddon—30 years or more ago. I will leave you with this once again. Paul Harvey’s prescience in delivering this stunning message and I believe delivering it for us at this moment, must have been Heaven-Directed.

PAUL HARVEY’S ‘IF I WERE THE DEVIL’ TRANSCRIPT

If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of its real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee.  So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.’

–Terry