Monday, August 30, 2010

Can a Mormon lead the Saints of God?

Can a Mormon lead the Saints of God?

I know many of you were aware of what happened this past weekend. Glenn Beck leading the national mall full of Chrisitans and professing Christians in a call for spiritual revival! A Mormon! Glenn Beck believes Jesus' brother is Lucifer, and that God the Father had sex with Mary to give birth to the incarnated spirit-brother of Lucifer.

It sickens me to see what happened. But it reveals how close the end is for the true believers. Hallellujah. Brannonn Howse has an article on this event at his blog

I know Mormonism real well. There is a Mormon prophecy that America was going to be nearly destroyed with the Constitution hanging by a thread. A Mormon savior would arrive and lead the Mormon church to save America. I can see this coming into play real soon. Maybe the revival Beck is talking about is a massive conversion to Mormonism! Glen Beck does not preach Mormonism from his show that I can tell; however, it is lurking in the background. How does the LORD feel about Mormonism, which teaches the Lord Jesus Christ, the ONLY begotten Son of God is Satan's brother? Mormonism is full of doctrines like this.

The church is now so weak and without discernment that maybe the shallow Christians would turn to Mormonism while many pastors and church leaders are safe in the tall grass. I hope this never happens.

The danger is now all around us and closing fast. This includes: the Hard Left, Muslims, Mormon national leadership, militant homosexuals, totally collapsing economy, huge war in the Middle East, and the pastors hiding safely in the tall grass.

Howse writes in another article:

Mormon Theology at Beck's 8-28 rally came out within the first few minutes that Glenn stepped on to the stage. Beck proclaims; "God's chosen people, the Native Americans and the Pilgrims." Mormon theology says that Native Americans are a lost tribe of Israel that came to America and that Jesus appeared to them after the resurrection in the Americas in the Western Hemisphere. The teachings that "Jesus" gave them are what Joseph Smith claimed to have found on the gold tablets when he was a teenager. Smith was directed to the golden plates by an angle of light. (Quote by Beck on the Native Americans can be found at the 4:30 mark on this clip) ...

Reverend Jim Wallis is pushing a liberal, leftist, man- centered, Godless, good works, social justice and Beck is pushing a conservative, right-wing, Godless, man-centered, good works, social justice. Both Wallis and Beck want a revolution in America and they both are basing their revolution on humanistic thinking. One is coming from the left and one is coming from the right. Both Wallis and Beck are both pushing for an earthly kingdom based on humanism and paganism mixed with their individual versions of social justice. I believe that Wallis and Beck both reject the God of the Bible and the salvation that is only found through the Jesus Christ of the Bible. In the end Beck and Wallis are on the same team as Jesus Christ Himself declared in John 8:42-47:

"If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God." In verse 44 He continues, "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." Then in verse 47: "He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."

For the Christian, he should not take direction from a godless Mormon. Glenn Beck is lost and blinded by Satan (2 Cor.4:4). If you belong to Christ, taking your cues from Glenn Beck is like taking them from Satan, for that is who Beck belongs to. Politics should not matter for the believer, ultimately. Our citizenship is in heaven (Phil 3:20). We are slaves of righteousness (Rom. 6:16,18).

My wife reminds me of the confrontation Beck had with Mike Huckabee in the airport, where he asked Huckabee to apologize for his remarks borne out of his Chirstian convictions. When Huckabee refused to apologize, Beck called him the equivalent of a 9-11 jihadist! For all you who know salvation is only through the name of Jesus (Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12), by grace alone through faith alone (Eph. 2:8,9), get ready. Our time is coming, and it may be led by Glenn Beck.

Dear children, guard yourselves from idolatry.  1 Jn. 5:21

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hawaii sees a Pillar of Fire!

Exodus 13:21 21 The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

I'm not sure if there's a real correlation, but there's been a TORNADO OF FIRE on the island in Hawaii! Wow.

Recently Fulfilled Prophecy

We know that the Bible speaks of great blessing and prosperity for Israel in the last days. In Isaiah, the prophet says that “5 Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will tremble and rejoice, because the riches of the sea will become yours, and the wealth of the nations will come to you.” Isaiah 60:5 (HCSB).

This scripture was partially fulfilled some months ago, when a huge discovery of natural gas was found off Israel’s coast.

It was reported in Business Week on January 19th: “

Moses might have had a better nose for energy than previously thought. On Jan. 18, just hours after a cease-fire began in the Gaza Strip, Israel announced the discovery of a major natural gas field off its northern Mediterranean coast…

The find, located 90 kilometers due west of the port of Haifa, is the first large field discovered in the eastern Mediterranean and is significant even by global standards. "This is one of the most significant prospects that we have ever tested, and appears to be the largest discovery in the company's history," says Charles Davidson, chairman and CEO of Houston-based Noble Energy (NBL), the U.S. partner in the consortium.”

When Israel (the patriarch Jacob) was blessing his sons prophetically before his departure, he says of his son Asher 24 “… More blessed than sons is Asher; May he be favored by his brothers, And may he dip his foot in oil. Very recently, in fulfillment of these words spoken by the father of Israel, there has been a discovery of oil in the land of Israel.

Israel National News reports:

“Estimates of the amount of oil in the Rosh HaAyin discovery have rises to 1.5 billion barrels, and there is more oil off-shore, but it is not yet known how much of the “black gold” can be extracted for commercial use.

The new estimate, along with the gas and oil finds off the Mediterranean Coast, raise the likelihood that Israel will be self-sufficient for energy for the next three decades and even become an exporter of gas. The amount of oil at Rosh HaAyin represents a tiny percentage of Israel's oil consumption, but development is continuing in the area as well as in the Dead Sea.”

The words of scripture are clearly coming to be fulfilled. And incereasingly so as we look and see the nations of the world, and their representative organization, the U.N., increasingly turn against Israel. And as the U.S. presidential administration increasingly favors and blesses Muslim countries, I expect the looming Israeli/Iranaian war will be the last war in which America stands with Israel. Zechariah reports the words of the LORD, “It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who try to lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it” (Zech 12:3).

When this happens, according to the prophet, the Messiah is going to return, in fulfillment of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the Jewish peoples through the ages. But it is not solely for the people of Israel that God acts. In fact, the Jewish people have faced worse discrimination and hostility through past history than any other nation on earth. So it is clear that God does not exist or operate just to serve and bless the Israeli people. But He says, “For My own sake, for My own sake I will act. For how can My name be profaned. And My glory I will not give to another” (Is. 48:11).

As the scripture is fulfilled, as it has been throughout past history, and continues to be, we are going to see God, the LORD of hosts, come to Israel’s aid and give her victory over all those opposed to her. If your nation is against Israel and the Jewish people, you are only hurting yourself. You should heed the words of scripture and “Kiss the Son, lest He become angry. For His wrath may soon be kindled.” Ps. 2:12.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

God Gifts and Callings

“God’s Gifts and Calling are Irrevocable.”

26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Liberator will come to Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob. 27 And this will be My covenant with them, when I take away their sins. 28 Regarding the gospel, they are enemies for your advantage, but regarding election, they are loved because of their forefathers, 29 since God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.

Romans 11:26-29 (HCSB)

IN the days of the great falling away, there are many heresies. One of those spoken to already in this blog is Preterism. Another is known as Replacement Theology. Replacement theology is a broad term that describes different views which assumes the Church has replaced Israel’s place in the covenant blessings (not curses though) of God. This view has effected much of the Gentile Church since the days of Martin Luther.

Preterism, a more dastardly Marxist theological view, says that the Lord returned in 90 A.D. and resurrected his people. The believers left on earth are left to do their best to get things in shape. Their only real hope is the departure to heaven when they die.

Both of these views teach that the Gentile Church has replaced God’s purpose for the Jews. This is based on a serious misunderstanding of scripture and voids many of the prophetic passages dealing with God’s dealing with the nations and in particular, the Jews in the last days.

Romans is a jewel in the midst of the New Testament, so rich with theological jewels and precious jewels. It’s the closest we have to systematic theology of the New Testament. Martin Luther himself (who was converted by the illuminiation of Rom. 1:17 – “a righteousness is revealed, that is by faith from first to last”) said in it is “the purest gospel… it should be read every day.” Oh, had we given heed to his words! We might have been spared the theological and damnable heresies in our day. But who can contest the will of God? 17 Why, O LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Isaiah 63:17.

The apostle Paul writes in this passage found near the end of Romans in this great treatise on election and predestination (chapters 9-11), which is centered on the nation of Israel and God’s choosing and calling Israel to be his chosen people. This is where God says that his gracious gifts (the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises-Romans 9:4 (HCSB) and His calling (to be a blessing to all nations, to bring salvation to the earth, et al.) are irrevocable.

So let’s look at the above passage. Paul says “and in this way all Israel will be saved.” Many assume by a quick reading through the passage that Israel will be saved by the preceeding text of this verse, the salvation of the Gentiles. But that is not what Paul means at all.

Paul is saying in effect, “And in this way, all Israel (that is, all those chosen to receive the gift of salvation Jn 15:16) will be saved.” And the next sentence, he quotes from the prophet Isaiah, “And the Liberator will come to Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob. 27 And this will be My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” It is in this way that Israel will be saved. Not by passing the gospel baton on to the Gentiles.

Paul affirms Isaiah, and states that the Liberator will come to Zion and turn godlessness away from Jacob. This is the covenant God has made with Israel when He takes away their sins. They are saved by grace through faith, and that not of themselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast (Eph 2:8,9).

Zechariah prophesied of the same thing when he was speaking of the return of the Messiah to defend his people against the nations of the earth, which had gathered against her in the great confrontation known as Armageddon.

"In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity. 2 "It will come about in that day," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.”

Zechariah 13:1-2

And this is when the LORD cleanses his people of their sin, at the end of the 7 year reign of the one world ruler, the man of lawlessness, whom “the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming” 2 Thess. 2:8. The people of Israel will “look on Me whom they have pierced” (Zech 12:10). At this point the Messiah will establish His rule upon the earth, and His chosen ones shall be ministers upon the earth for the thousand year rule of the Messiah (Rev. 20:6).

So the testimony of scripture is that God is indeed not finished with the Jews. In fact, they are the only nation on earth that has remained intact and reassembled after 1800 years of dispersion among the nations of the world. One of the greatest miracles was the recognition of the Jewish state in 1948, and even up to today Jews continue to make aliyah and return to their homeland.

God’s gifts and His callings are irrevocable. We are so shortsighted, and don’t recognize the work of the LORD. As followers of the Messiah, followers of the One who claims to be the Truth, it behooves us to stand with Israel.

Monday, August 16, 2010

'On the Brink?'

'On the Brink?'

In this newsletter, Olivetreeviews Ministries points out the fact that Israel is on the brink of war right now with Iran. This could very well hapen within the next month, or by the end of the month! Russia is delivering uranium to Iran's Bushehr Nuclear plant. Once these nuclear rods are in place, according to John Bolton, former U.N. Ambassdor, "once the rods are in the reactor, an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf."

The Muslim armies that surround the nation of Israel having been arming themselves for a great war against Israel. Prophetically speaking, the war will turn out good for Israel. They will no longer have enemies at their borders firing a barrage of rockets or throwing stones at Israeli's. The country is going to be "safe and secure" and the people will live in "unwalled villages" (Ezekiel 38:11).

But for America, this war will not bode so well. Ahmadenihad has vowed numerous times to retaliate against America. Muslim terrorists have been smuggling in across the Mexican border. When this war takes place, the Muslims will wage a national jihad against America, and America will indeed be fundamentally transformed!

Those of us who survive will not know how to survive once the grocery markets no longer have food to sell, and gas will be too high to travel.

We are indeed on the brink. Americans, prepare yourself. And if you really eant to secure your future, eternally, because that's where we're all heading, repent of your sins, and ask Jesus Christ to save you and be your LORD.

"God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might beome the righteousness of God in HIm." 2 Cor. 5:21
John 3:16-18
Isaiah 64:6
Eph. 2:8-10
Rom. 5:8
Rom. 6:23
Matt. 11:28

If you've never given your life to Christ, please do so now, while it is still the time of God's favor. "In the time of favor I heard you, in the day of salvation, I helped you." (Is. 49:8)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An Alarming video every Westerner should see

I know this video was made some time ago... but it puts a whole new spin on defending the border doesn't it? It's almost like the presidents have been setting us up to fall.

'Hiding in Plain Sight: The One-World System'

In the link below, Heidi Swandler at Olive Tree Views, details for us how we are all living in an economic one-world system since 2009, at the G-20 summit. Now the bankers and international leaders are working over just how to "implement" this one-world system on us.

'Hiding in Plain Sight: The One-World System'

Here's an excdert of Swander's article:
"On April 2, 2009, the work of July 4, 1776 was nullified at the meeting of the G-20 in London." So begins an article written by author and commentator Dick Morris on April 7, 2009, titled, "European Socialism to Run Our Financial System." According to Morris, a communiqué from the meeting "essentially announces a global economic union with uniform regulations and by-laws for all nations, including the United States." Please note: This took place last year. (bold mine)
The Bible says that htis system is in place for a very short time, and the one world leader will emerge. Many religions are seeking the 'teacher' that will lead us into global harmony, whther he be Maitreya, Buddha, Boddhisatva, the 12th Imam or the Messiah. The Bible predicts this man claiming to be all of these, will emerge.

The book of Revelation details who the wrath of God is poured out upon the earth during the rule of this "man of lawlessness" who will end up persecuting the Jews. If you want to escape this dreadful reality on earth, repent (turn from) your sins, and ask Jesus to come in and save you.

"But God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Rom. 5:8

Monday, August 2, 2010

Film touching lives of Hispanic Gangsters

There's been a film produced about the life of a Hispanic Gangester, who falls in love with a Christian girl. Part of his initiation is to kill her father, a pastor.

This film has been seen since its release in May by over 700,000 people in Central America! This is taking real action at solving the gang/drug violence experienced on our borders in Texas and Arizona. It's touching the hearts of the young people with the messages of true love and deliverance.

To see the article, with a link to the trailer, click below: