Issue Number 60 - JULY 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!

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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
Health  (Exercise)-------------page 4
Bible Study Lesson 17------- page 4

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Trump having meetings with many foreign leaders!

"President Donald Trump has held roughly 50% more meetings with foreign leaders than President Barack Obama did over the same amount of time in their respective first terms in office. A review of both presidencies reveals that Obama met with about 20 foreign leaders through July 6, 2009, not including international summits or the United Nations and other institutions. Trump has met with about 30 leaders through June 6, 2017 – not including summits, the UN, or the Palestinian Authority. …Trump’s ambitious foreign policy schedule contradicts critics’ attempts to portray his foreign policy as “isolationist,”  or to suggest the 45th president is not interested in foreign affairs."

For those that think Trump is against the New World Order of the Pope and globalization wherein the mark of the beast will be a sure thing to spread globally, think again. If he was against the Pope and his agenda as so many assume, he wouldn't be doing what he's doing right now. Not only have we seen more talk about religion in politics after Trump gained office so as to assure the prophecy regarding the religious laws needed to enforce the mark of the Roman church comes to fruition, we see Trump escalating his foreign table talks with everyone he can get a meeting with so as to speed things up. Basic reality is, if he was an isolationist as many claim, he would emulate or at least lean towards the nonexistent foreign policies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and not John Paul II.

Seeing how he was a billionaire before gaining the office of the presidency, which means he was required to attend that Vatican CEO meeting long before running for office, and as expected things needed to get done to assure the agenda of Rome is escalated. The fact he was a billionaire with vested interests in many nations means he has a ton of political contacts in each of those nations wherein he has already made friends where it counts to assure his real estate deals get special treatment, and yes that includes tax breaks since he is bringing all sorts of jobs to each area he builds in (is this why he never released his tax forms?) Nary a money worshipping politician is going to ignore the chance to gain financially from any big business looking to set up shop in their neck of the woods. So, getting his foot in the door is bound to be even easier for him to do than it was for Obama.

As the article outlines and even posts a list of meetings Trump has already had the last few months, he has already had 50% more meetings with foreign leaders than Obama did by the same time in office. And yes, this reminds me of another controversial political leader that when he gained office in 1978, he true broke records in political globetrotting. That's right, directly after John Paul I was murdered for reason I suspect had to do with his disapproval of Masons in the Vatican inner garrisons. John Paul II on the other hand was a man used to wicked practices as well as a war criminal that helped the Nazi's kill the Jews, was then elected by the prelates of Rome to go forth and make allies with as many nations as possible before he was old enough to die off. This is why both John Paul I & II were unusually young when elected. The Jesuit general, or "black Pope" as most know him by, was very aware of his dying god's time running out and so they needed both a charismatic as well as a very young and energetic Pope to be able to go forth for more than the usual few years the older Popes had to do their work.

Basic reality here is when John Paul II gained office the Vatican had very few ambassadors and friends in foreign nations due to their well-publicized evil past and not so distant past for that matter. But by the time he died (murdered?) they had 175 nations in their hip pocket making them the most powerful political nation on the planet. And now we see Trump doing what he can to assure every one of the leaders that are connected with Rome also stand ready to play their part in the that next step towards the long prophesied New World Order. In other words, the Ten Toes the prophet Daniel spoke of are about to slip into their not so agreeable sandals. As students of prophecy we know what's next. As also prophesied our numbers are very small. But, just as we saw David run towards Goliath when the time was right, we too will be ready to do as prophecy says the remnant people will do. The Pope, Trump and everyone else working for Satan are speeding things up out of sheer fear. They will do all they can to try and prevent what we are prophesied to do. But not to worry brothers and sisters, as always, the prophecy of a living God will most assuredly be fulfilled! The fact they are doing exactly as His written Word said they will do has been confirmed before the eyes of billions the last few decades alone. MARANATHA!

Continuing from last month...

 And by the way, this book by the Groff's was written in 1992 and the Toronto Blessing movement began in January of 1994. Truth is, there are many ancient books that speak of what we see in many churches today as not only being demonic, but of the Hindu philosophy known as Yoga. I am sad to say that many Christians today see no wrong in borrowing the bodily moves from this demonic cult as a way to exercise and I must say, Deuteronomy 12:29-32 is plain, as followers of the Creator God we must take heed and not follow after such things or we will be ensnared by them. There are many honest God fearing people all over the world that delved into Yoga to lose weight or enhance their awareness. When Satan sees he has a foothold he allows them to lose the weight and gain the mental capacity they crave and in so doing their look upon Yoga as a viable force to seek after and before you know it, they bow to Buddha in worship and lose their salvation for all eternity. In short, when you play with fire, you must always expect to be burned.

I could also spend much time in showing all the new and strange religions popping up that prove this prophecy fulfilled in how actual demonic doctrines are now looked upon and exciting and new. In fact, I just received an article the other day where the Jedi religion of the Star Wars movies has actually grown to be the most popular alternative faith today! In a recent Census in England and Wales they found 176,632 people claiming to be Jedi Knights. This makes them the most popular alternative faith and seventh most popular over all! Worse yet, when they did a Census in 2001 that number was a whopping 390,127 people claiming belief in the Jedi creed. The number has dropped by 50% yes, but it's still large enough to hold the number one spot. (See article here)

Now I can go on and on about numerous other strange beliefs running rampant throughout the church like purgatory, limbo, ghosts or even candle and incense burning, but I think you get my point. This prophecy has been fulfilled in a very apparent manner.

To be continued….

Results of Lack of Exercise

  • - results to morbid condition
  • - bloom of health fades from the cheeks
  • - debility of body and feebleness of mind
  • - decrease in size of muscles

 

  • - closes pores of skin therefore throwing more burden to the liver, lungs and kidneys
  • - sluggish flow of blood
  • - flabby and enfeebled muscles

 

 

Question: Many people tell me that “being absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" means Christians go to Heaven at death. Is this truth?

ANSWER:
The verse they speak of is...

  • 2 Corinthians 5:8, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

MANY use this passage as a basis of "proof" that because it says "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord," it must mean Paul is advocating life after death immediate. One point many miss in regards to this passage is the fact that Paul is commenting on the carnal nature of the people that should be "absent" so as to walk "in the Lord" as true and obedient Christians. With that said, do these next two passages declare Paul dead and speaking from the grave?

  • 1 Corinthians 5:3, "For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,”
  • Colossians 2:5, "For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ."

The meaning is obvious when taken in context to that which is written. To be absent from the body is to deny the flesh and therefore present with the Lord as we walk in the Spirit. Romans 6:6-8 put it ever so plainly when it said, "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:" And John 3:6 says, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Let's not forget Romans 8:1 wherein it says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

But to further illustrate this fact. We need to look into what happened in John chapter 11. If believers in Christ go immediately to Heaven the second they die, then I must ask three questions.

#1, why would Jesus be so cruel to Lazarus who was supposedly already in Heavenly splendor 4 whole days? I saw cruelty because Jesus rose Him from the dead and Lazarus, according to those that preach immediate life after death, forced to leave the splendor and eternal peace and beauty of Heaven to come back to this dark and dismal planet filled with sin and temptation?

#2 If Lazarus was already in Heaven according to some, if he went into a life of sin would he then go to hell when he died again?

#3 If Lazarus really went to Heaven, and spent 4 days there, why doesn’t the Word of God describe what he saw while there? Do not patriarchs and prophets describe it when they are there in vision?

Continuing from last month...

WALDENSES OF FRANCE
"The heresy of the Vaudois, or poor people of Lyons, is of great antiquity, for some say that it has been continued down ever since the time of Pope Sylvester; and others, ever since that of the apostles." The Roman Inquisitor, Reinerus Sacho, writing about 1230

FRANCE-Council Toulouse, 1229
Canons against Sabbath-keepers: "Canon 3.-The lords of the different districts shall have the villas, houses and woods diligently searched, and the hiding-places of the heretics destroyed.

"Canon 14-Lay members are not allowed to possess the books of either the Old or the New Testaments." Hefele, 5, 931, 962

EUROPE
"The Paulicians, Petrobusinas, Passaginians, Waldenses, Insabbatati were great Sabbath-keeping bodies of Europe down to 1250 A.D."

PASAGINIANS
Dr. Hahn says that if the Pasaginians referred to the 4th Commandment to support the Sabbath, the Roman priests answered, "The Sabbath symbolised the eternal rest of the saints."

MONGOLIA
"The Mongolian conquest did not injure the Church of the East. (Sabbath-keeping.) On the contrary, a number of the Mongolian princes and a larger number of Mongolian queens were members of this church."

Sabbath Observance Through The Centuries - The Fourteenth Century A.D.
WALDENSES
"That we are to worship one only God, who is able to help us, and not the Saints departed; that we ought to keep holy the Sabbath day." Luther's Fore-runners," p. 38

INSABBATI
"For centuries evangelical bodies, especially the Waldenses, were called Insabbati because of Sabbath-keeping." Gui, Manueld' Inquisiteur

BOHEMIA, 1310 (Modern Czechoslovakia)
"In 1310, two hundred years before Luther's theses, the Bohemian brethern constituted onefourth of the population of Bohemia, and that they were in touch with the Waldenses who abounded in Austria, Lombardy,. Bohemia, north Germany, Thuringia, Brandenburg, and Moravia. Erasmus pointed out how strictly Bohemian Waldenses kept the seventh day Sabbath." Armitage, "A History of the Baptists," p.313; Cox, "The Literature of the Sabbath Question," vol. 2, pp. 201-202

NORWAY
Then, too, in the "Catechism" that was used during the fourteenth century, the Sabbath commandment read thus; "Thou shalt not forget to keep the seventh day." This is quoted from "Documents and Studies Concerning the History of the Lutheran Catechism in the Nordish Churches," p.89. Christiania 1893

NORWAY
"Also the priests have caused the people to keep Saturdays as Sundays." Theological Periodicals for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norway, Vol.1, p.184 Oslo

ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BOHEMIA
"We wrote of the Sabbatarians in Bohemia, Transylvania, England and Holland between 1250 and 1600 A.D." Truth Triumphant, Wilkinson, p.309
 
Sabbath Observance Through The Centuries - The Fifteenth Century A.D.
BOHEMIA
"Erasmus testifies that even as late as about 1500 these Bohemians not only kept the seventh day scrupulously, but also were called Sabbatarians." Cox, "The Literature of the Sabbath Question," Vol.2, pp.201, 202 "Truth Triumphant," p.264

NORWAY
(Church Council held at Bergin, August 22,1435) "The first matter concerned a keeping holy of Saturday. It had come to the earth of the archbishop that people in different places of the kingdom had ventured the keeping holy of Saturday. It is strictly forbidden-it is stated-in the Church Law, for any one to keep or to adopt holy-days, outside of those which the pope, archbishop, or bishops appoint." The History of the Norwegian Church under Catholicism, R. Keyser, Vol.II, p. 488.Oslo: 1858

NORWAY, 1435 (Catholic Provincial Council at Bergin) "We are informed that some people in different districts of the kingdom, have adopted and observed Saturday-keeping. It is severely forbidden-in holy church canon-one and all to observe days excepting those which the holy Pope archbishop, or the bishops command. Saturday-keeping must under no circumstances be permitted hereafter further than the church canon commands. Therfore, we counsil all the friends of God throughout all Norway who want to be obedient towards the holy church to let this evil of Saturday- keeping alone; and the rest we forbid under penalty of sever church punishment to keep Saturday holy." Dip. Norveg., 7, 397



To be continued….

 

Lesson 17:

How to Give Your Heart to Christ

1. Why should Jesus save us?
Titus 3:5 __________________________________________________________________________________

2. How are we saved?
Ephesians 2:8, 9 ____________________________________________________________________________
“Who can say, I have made my heart clean?” “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” Proverbs 20:9; Zechariah 4:6; 1 Corinthians 2:5.

3. Yet what is an important element in faith?
James 2:14-26 ______________________________________________________________________________

4. Jesus came to call whom to what?
Mark 2:17 _________________________________________________________________________________

5. How does one repent?
Isaiah 55:7 ________________________________________________________________________________

6. What should we be asking God to do for us?
Psalm 51:2 ____________________________________________________________________________          “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23, 24.

7. When will our search for God be successful?
Jeremiah 29:13 ____________________________________________________________________________
               
8. What if I regard iniquity in my heart?
Psalm 66:18 _______________________________________________________________________________

9. Jesus wants people who want to be made what?
John 5:6 __________________________________________________________________________________

10. Why will only a few receive eternal life?
Matthew 7:14 ______________________________________________________________________________

11. Who will not be worthy?

Matthew 10:37 _____________________________________________________________________________

12. Will God accept a divided commitment?
Matthew 6:24 _____________________________________________________________________________  

13. What is the cost of discipleship?
Luke 14:33 ________________________________________________________________________________
               
14. What did Paul say he did daily?
1 Corinthians 15:31 ________________________________________________________________________
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.

15. If we want Jesus, what do we need to do?
Luke 9:23 _________________________________________________________________________________
               
16. When we come in that way, will He reject us?
John 6:37 ________________________________________________________________________________  

17. When we confess our sins to Him, what two things will He do for us?
1 John 1:9 _________________________________________________________________________________
               
18. Must we do anything with our sins besides confessing them?
Proverbs 28:13 _____________________________________________________________________________ 

19. When we give up our sins, how far does He remove them from us?
Psalm 103:12 ______________________________________________________________________________ 

20. What if we are guilty of the darkest of sins?
Isaiah 1:18 ________________________________________________________________________________
               
21. He will do this for us upon what two conditions?
Isaiah 1:19 _______________________________________________________________________________   

22. Can I obey God without His power?
John 15:5 _________________________________________________________________________________

To be continued….