Issue Number 65 - DECEMBER 2017

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."


Headlines Declare Mark of the Beast (Sunday Law) is Coming!

Truth-Provided Videos

In this issue:

Prophecy in the News -------page 1
Prophecy Study ------------- page 2
Easy Facts -------------------- page 2
Truth-Provided Videos ----- page 1
Bible Truth --------------------page 3
Bible Study Lesson 18------- page 4


For Your Health--------------- page 4

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China’s CCTV network took 7 mins to capture BBC reporter

"It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology. This wasn't a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt to illustrate just how powerful and effective the Chinese government's surveillance system can be. It's a stark example of the type of monitoring that China has invested heavily in over recent years with the aim of helping police do their job more efficiently." This wasn't a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to illustrate just how powerful and effective the Chinese government's surveillance system can be.

If you're not an obedient Christian, this video will most assuredly frighten you in a big way. Reason being is, if we are the last generation that will see the mark of the beast enforced, this video shows how easily some Christians that refuse the mark will be tracked down. They tracked and captured that man in only 7 minutes in that massive city! And this isn't even taking into consideration all the data the government has on you via your digital identity.

In that video they only used their CCTV network, but they can also use your debit, credit, ID cards and a plethora of other ways to track you as well. You know, like your new Iphone with face ID built right in. And don't think for a minute that both cameras on your Android cell phones are just there for your pleasure. Every picture you take now is logged and even tagged with a GPS location in it. We even have technology that alerts scanning computers in shopping centers the moment you walk in via the chip transmitting from your wallet or purse. In some stores you only need to walk in, grab and item off the shelf and walk out without ever using a cash register. They just automatically remove the cash from your account.

For literally years already, the cops also have license plate readers, infrared tech that looks through the walls of your home and don't think for a minute those red light cameras are for tickets only. It was also recently found that every microphone on every cell phone can be turned on from any location by the US government. Yes, that's why most cellphone have unremovable batteries now. Even the facial recognition cameras in banks, malls, schools, public buildings and even those police cameras of the cop's vest that you thought were only to protect you from angry cops will add to the means by which to track you down when you refuse the mark. And to top it all off, if you or a family member has a Facebook account, that act alone at least triples how quickly you can be tracked down and arrested.

Yes, there are other ways to track you as well. Everything from satellites to drones or even GPS devices that can now be legally placed on your cars without your knowledge. But I simply don't have time to itemize everything they can use in today's world. In any event, did I share all that to scare you? No, not at all because real Christians trust our God to protect us no matter where we end up. Be it in a jail cell, cave or mountain top. Real Christians have no fear because we trust Him to use us in any way He sees fit. And by the way, real Christians also have something all the lukewarm Christians, Atheists, Muslims and others never knew about because most don't open Bibles.

Did you know that more than once Jesus disappeared in a crowd that was seeking to kill Him before the appointed time 2000 years ago? That's right! Once in Luke 4:28-31 and another time in John 8:58-59. As we know our Lord never does anything without a reason. And since we also know He did all He did in the same flesh we have today as an example of what we too can do as long as we have faith; more than once already in the remnant church we have seen how the Lord has protected us from certain harm in the exact same way. But none of what Jesus taught or did by example, or even the promises He made in everything from protecting us to granting us discernment on where to go when running for our lives can be embraced by a single one of us unless we are first obedient to His written Word. Soon the mark of the beast will be enforced. If you are not striving unto the perfection Christ said His bride will attain to; then you will be tracked down just as easily as this reporter was in China when that day comes.



Continuing from last month...

Paul the apostle does prophesy that in our day the same apostasy will become the norm in the church. He says in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that there shall "come a falling away, ...and that man of sin be revealed." Anyone with eyes that can see biblical truth know apostasy is in the church in a big way. As we also know this falling away by the church leaders has lead them to deny the power of God again so as to seek the help of the civil government, which in turn moved all the churches influenced by these wicked leaders to create an image to the beast. I speak of course of the 501c3 tax ID code brought forth by Lyndon Johnson in 1954, which George W. Bush gave life to in 2006 when he signed into law that all churches with the 501c3 are now to be considered government agencies with the power to lobby law. I of course go into much more detail on this image on my image to the beast page, which by the way was recently condensed into a short video as well.

When mankind's impatience, or even his blind eyes miss the movement of God's hand upon the people, he always assumes the right to step up and do that which the Lord already stated in His Word as His Spirit's duty upon the heart. But because most men on pulpits have puffed up self images, they believe they have the duty to do that which God will do. And just as Rome did in the past, they miss the fact their actions prove they are the ones that need God to move upon their own hearts in the first place. But when they see people outside their churches walking with Christ in ways they cannot understand due to their lack of knowledge, they seek to force them to comply to their version of Christianity, even if it means doing so by force. And history will repeat itself wherein many will die for the faith. Basic reality is, this has already started. As we speak, a Christian dies every 5 minutes in the world for his or her faith.

To further illustrate this prophecy has come to fruition. Look around and you will see most preachers deny the power of God in every church. Their wicked actions prove they refuse to allow the power of God to exert any influence in their lives. They exhibit no restraint whatsoever on their passions and carnal tendencies. They lie, accuse the brethren, shun Christians with fruits they cannot attain to, they rob the widows for their tithe, and some have even gone so far as to remove Bible verses they deem outdated. When questioned about such sinful acts, some actually claim to be educated in the Scriptures in such a way the common man simply cannot understand.

Take the pope as an example. He dresses up in robes and saunters about being photographed with hands folded as if to say he is in constant prayer. But this man is the most evil man on the planet. In fact, he is the prophesied man of sin. He has documented Nazi ties, he was actually the first pope to be served a summons to appear in court for his involvement in helping pedophiles escape justice, and he recently jailed a man that posted evidence online that the Vatican is actually involved in much corruption across the board.

To be continued….

 

Question: I was reading on a web site called "The Berean" and they were talking about Roman 13, and how and why we should obey the law of the land. NowI don’t know much but obeying an evil government is not my idea of doing what GOD says. So would you mind clarifying this for me? To me, I know the USA government is totally evil and passing evil unjust laws, and if they say we must bow to them in worship or die, I guess many people will but pray we won’t. So please again clarify this Roman 13 for me. Thanks

Romans 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."

ANSWER:
Not many people are aware of this, but I did a Newsletter on this some years ago about how the local police were going house to house in New Orleans and other areas near there just before and directly after Katrina with pastors from that area who were insisting the people needed to surrender their guns because they say said so and they used Romans 13:1 as a reason. I am not an advocate of guns of course, but it just seemed odd to me where crime was about to sky rocket and the police went about removing the only means of protection the non-believers had. Still.. according to this passage, we are to obey our leaders but ONLY when the laws of the land don’t force us to break God’s law. This is why the apostles stated “we must obey God rather than man” in Acts 5:29 when the Jews tried to prevent the name of Jesus being preached to the people.

At present, there are laws on the books that Christians simply do not embrace. For example, it’s ok to murder your baby in what the law calls legalized abortion, and it’s legal to defile your body in what the law allows in regards to alcohol, tobacco or other harmful items. Even pornography is legal. Christians don’t do these things of course and as is obvious, these laws are not binding on us in that we can choose not to do them by free will. However, soon there will be a law that demands we keep Sunday holy as a way to acknowledge it as the true Sabbath in the coming days. This is a law true Christians will never keep because it goes directly against commandment #4. So as prophecy predicts, when they enforce Sunday Laws many of us will be jailed and even killed, but then it’s not like we will be caught off guard because we understand prophecy and expect this to happen. That gives us an our families ample time to prepare.

Question: Should the remnant be seen in 'carnivals' which we know are modeled after Roman Catholic pagan festivals? Even for the purpose of handing out leaflets? What of these two quotes from the SOP? How do we reconcile the differences? SOP say not to go to such places in Youth Instructor 5/4/1893 and then large gatherings like the St Louis Fair would be a good place to share the truth in EV 35.2)

ANSWER:
Yes carnivals, sports events, and rock concerts are not a good place for Christians. So I would steer clear 100%. However, the areas around them where the people must walk through to get to the events are perfect for passing out tracks. That way the child of God doesn't have to go in to the event at all, yet still able to evangelize those that do.

Continuing from last month...

Baptist: Sunday Sabbath not in the scriptures
"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not on Sunday. It will be said, however, and with some show of truimph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the Seventh to the First day of the week, with all its duties, privileges and sanctions. Earnestly desiring information on this subject, which I have studied for many years, I ask, where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament - absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the Seventh to the First day of the week...

"I wish to say that this Sabbath question, in this aspect of it, is the gravest and most perlexing question connected with Christian institutions which at present claims attention from Christian people; and the only reason that it is not a more disturbing element in Christian thought and in religious discussion is because the Christian world has settled down content on the conviction that some how a transference has taken place at the beginning of Christian history.

"To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years' discussion with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question, discussing it in some of its various aspects, freeing it from its false glosses [of Jewish traditions], never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated. Nor, so far as we know, did the Spirit, which was given to bring to their remembrance all things whatsoever that He had said unto them, deal with this question. Nor yet did the inspired apostles, in preaching the gospel, founding churches, counseling and instruction those founded, discuss or approach the subject.

"Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of a sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to protestantism!" Dr. Edward Hiscox, author of The Baptist Manual. From a photostatic copy of a notarized statement by Dr. Hiscox.

"There was never any formal or authoritative change from the Jewish seventh day Sabbath to the Christian first day observance" William Owen Carver, The Lord's Day in One Day p.49


Church of England: No warrant from scripture for the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday
"Neither did he(Jesus), or his disciples, ordain another Sabbath in the place of this, as if they had intended only to shift the day; and to transfer this honor to some other time. Their doctrine and their practise are directly contrary, to so new a fancy. It is true, that in

some tract of time, the Church in honor of his resurrection, did set apart that day on the which he rose, to holy exercises: but this upon their own authority, and without warrant from above, that we can hear of; more then the generall warrant which God gave his Church, that all things in it be done decently, and in comely order." Dr. Peter Heylyn of the Church of England, quoted in History of the Sabbath, Pt 2, Ch.2, p7

Congregationalist: The Christian Sabbath' [Sunday] is not in the Scripture
"The Christian Sabbath' [Sunday] is not in the Scripture, and was not by the primitive [early Christian] church called the Sabbath." Timothy Dwight, Theology, sermon 107, 1818 ed., Vol. IV, p49 [Dwight (1752-1817) was president of Yale University from 1795-1817].

Disciples of Christ: It is all old wives' fables to talk of the 'change of the sabbath'
"If it [the Ten Commandments] yet exist, let us observe it... And if it does not exist, let us abandon a mock observance of another day for it. 'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and by whom? - No, it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned [in Genesis 2:1-3] must be changed before the observance or respect to the reason, can be changed. It is all old wives' fables to talk of the 'change of the sabbath' from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws ex officio, - I think his name is "Doctor Antichrist.'" Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, February 2, 1824, vol 1, no. 7

Episcopal: Bible commandment says the seventh day
"The Bible commandment says on the seventh-day thou shalt rest. That is Saturday. Nowhere in the Bible is it laid down that worship should be done on Sunday." Phillip Carrington, quoted in Toronto Daily Star, Oct 26, 1949 [Carrington (1892-), Anglican archbishop of Quebec, spoke the above in a message on this subject delivered to a packed assembly of clergymen. It was widely reported at the time in the news media].

Lutheran: They err in teaching Sunday Sabbath
But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel.....These churches err in their teaching, for scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect" John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday, pp.15, 16

 

 

 

To be continued….

 

Lesson 19:

Remember Now Thy Creator

...continuing from last month

14. Which day does the Lord claim as His?
Isaiah 58:13 ________________________________________________         
15. Which day is the Sabbath of the Lord?
Exodus 20:10 ______________________________________________

16. Jesus referred to Himself as Lord of what?
Mark 2:28 __________________________________________________         
17. Did Jesus keep His Father’s commandments?
John 15:10 _________________________________________________

18. Did Jesus observe the seventh-day Sabbath?
Luke 4:16 __________________________________________________

19. He that says he abides in Him ought to walk how?
1 John 2:6 _________________________________________________

20. What has God designated as a sign of the relationship between Him and His people?

Ezekiel 20:20 _______________________________________________

21. What is necessary in order to activate a testament?
Hebrews 9:16 ______________________________________________
22. At the time of Jesus’ death, was there still a Sabbath commandment?
Luke 23:56 _______________________________________________
               
23. Once a covenant has been been confirmed by the death of the testator, can any alterations be made in it after that time?
Galatians 3:15 ____________________________________________
               
24. Will God Himself ever change it?
Psalm 89:34 ______________________________________________
               
25. Who will enter in through the gates into the Holy City?
Revelation 22:14 __________________________________________             
26. Does that include keeping the commandment about the Sabbath?
James 2:10 _______________________________________________

 

Next Lesson: God’s Commandment Remains Unchanged


Hygiene of the Person

“God requires no less of his people now than he did of ancient Israel. A neglect of cleanliness will induce disease.”

  • Clothing should be kept clean all the time.
  • The skin must be kept in healthy condition or else through the pores of the skin, impurities are constantly and unknowingly passing through the body. This will burden the system with impure matter.

The ten commandments spoken by Jehovah from Sinai cannot live in the hearts of persons of disorderly, filthy habits. If ancient Israel could not so much as listen to the proclamation of that holy law, unless they had obeyed the injunction of Jehovah, and had cleansed their clothing, how can that sacred law be written upon the hearts of persons who are not cleanly in person, in clothing, or in their houses? It is impossible. Their profession may be as high as heaven, yet it is not worth a straw.

All who meet upon the Sabbath to worship God should, if possible, have a neat, well-fitting, comely suit to wear in the house of worship. It is a dishonor to the Sabbath, and to God and his house, for those who profess that the Sabbath is the holy of the Lord, and honorable, to wear the same clothing upon the Sabbath that they have worn through the week while laboring upon their farms, when they can obtain other. Source: Healthful Living page 143