Revelation 3, Letters From Jesus, to Dead Sardis and Faithful Philadelphia

Here are letters five and six. One church has nothing to commend it and the other has no problem.

Sardis, the Dead Church

Jesus introduced himself to Sardis in the same way that he did at Ephesus; as He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars. It means having authority over the seven congregations.

Sardis has nothing to be commended for.

The problem: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.  Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.” Rev 3:1-2

Have you ever been inside a dead church? I have, it had statues on the walls and it was deadly dull. I considered it to be an hour or two I’d never get back.

The church of Sardis is like a lamp that’s going out. They’re in danger of being caught by surprise at Christ’s second coming; “Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.” Revelation 3:3.

They’ve stopped working for the master, that’s what Jesus means by “not finding their works perfect before God.

They’ve got a new master – Mammon. Have you heard the saying; “As rich as Croesus?” It goes all the way back to a king called Croesus who reigned at Sardis before the time of Christ. The gold and silver in the region made him very rich. Sardis is recorded in history as the place where modern currency was invented.

Jesus said you cannot serve God and riches, he added; “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.” Matthew 6:24

We’ve all heard the saying, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” It’s not the money that’s the problem per se – it’s the love of money, and Sardis had lots of it.

There’s a proverb in Proverbs 10:15 that says; “The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.” Sardis must come out of its fortified city in order to enter the Kingdom of God.

That does not mean becoming poor so that everyone is equal. Not everyone is equal! The strong should use their wealth to build the Kingdom of God, to build things that last and lift people up. For instance, they could build ethical businesses where the wealth benefits all in terms of the skills learned, the goods and services produced and the money multiplier effect.

Jesus said, “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” Revelation 3:4-5

The Book of Life

It’s scary to think that Jesus could blot out a name from the Book of Life. The names in the Book of Life have been written before the foundation of the world. You will find that in Revelation 13:8, where John says that those who worship the Beast have not been written in the Book of Life.

But it’s up to people to accept their citizenship. When Jesus sent out the twelve in Matthew 10, he said, “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32

God loves His city, Zion. In Psalm 87:1-6, The Lord will record when He registers the peoples: “This one was born there.

New Jerusalem is described at the end of the Book of Revelation. “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Rev 21:27

To get our passports if you will, we need to make that all-important confession that Jesus spoke of when he asked Peter “Who do you say I AM?”
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10

All men need to do it – confess Jesus’ name before the ink fades from the Book of Life.

In fact, we know that the person who refuses to acknowledge this truth is refusing to be saved! Jesus said, “If you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”  John 8:24.

I hope you have made this confession.  They are the most important words you will ever speak.

Philadelphia, the Faithful Church

These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.Revelation 3:7

The key of David is the key of a trusted servant, as portrayed by Eliakim in Isaiah 20:21-22. Twice an ancestor of Jesus, Eliakim is descended from King David through Zerubbabel, who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, and he is descended from Nathan the prophet. Eliakim as a holder of the Key of the house of David is a forerunner of Jesus.

A trusted servant to the king wore the key to the king’s house on a hook on his shoulder. Therefore, he had the authority to open or close the king’s house, and usher people before the King.

So Jesus is the trusted servant, the intermediary between God and mankind, and He has placed before Philadelphia an open door that no one can shut.

The commendation: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.  Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.” Rev 3:8-10

This congregation kept His command to endure all the way through. Their love has not grown cold, they’ve not given in to the allure of money, and they’ve not been compromised by false teachers. They’ve kept the faith, even through persecution.

Despite being surrounded by the Ottoman Empire, the congregations of Philadelphia and Smyrna lasted until they were destroyed in the Greco-Turkish War in 1922, the year the Jewish homeland was to be re-established in the land of Israel.

The Hour of Trial

Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one will take your crown.’ Revelation 3:7-11

The hour of trial is the time of the Antichrist and it relates to religious persecution. Jesus said; “A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” John 15:18-20

The Synagogue of Satan

Philadelphia and the persecuted church of Smyrna both had to deal with the Synagogue of Satan.

In the Jewish Talmud those who believed the Gospels were heretics. Followers of Jesus were slandered and had blasphemous labels applied to them. They were called heretics, idol worshippers, servers of idols, worshippers of stars and planets, amongst other things.

Jesus said, “They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.” John 16:1-4

When Jesus returns, those in the Synagogue of Satan will fall down at the feet of this congregation, acknowledging he has loved them.

Jesus has no problem with the Church of Philadelphia.

The reward

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” Rev 3:11-12

‘Being made a pillar’ relates to belonging to the city of New Jerusalem.

Would you ever want to leave your home? We loved our house by the sea that God provided and considered ourselves fortunate to live so well in a country that has the most expensive housing market in the world.

Other people have been forced from their homes because of a greedy neo-liberal economic regime that allowed foreign speculation in our housing market, which in turn led to sky-high mortgages and rents. We’ve been turned into a nation of renters. Morally it’s wrong but there’s no law or political will to protect us from exploitation.

But people in war zones are far worse off than us. Many in the congregation of Philadelphia had to leave their homes because of war and religious persecution.

In 2014 the elders of the Assyrian Church in New Zealand came to our community, accompanied by an Aramaic speaking priest – an exile from Saint Matthews monastery near Mosul in ancient Nineveh.

He came dressed in the clothes from his monastery, a black cassock with a black and silver cloth cap called a skufia. Their ancient church, established by Jesus’ apostles Thomas and Bartholomew, had been torn out of the land by Isis.

Speaking the language of Jesus, he wanted us to know there was a church in Iraq and he told us through an interpreter how Isis soldiers marked the Christians’ doors with a spray can and told them to leave. To stay meant making the stark choice to convert to Islam or die.

The dispossessed Iraqi Christians ended up homeless, wandering in the desert, sheltering under bridges and highway overpasses. There were 100,000 of them, a scattered flock with nowhere to go.

In New Jerusalem, never again will they have to leave their homes. The city will be Philadelphia’s place of belonging and they will have a new name for themselves.

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A time for war

Revelation 2: The Letter From Jesus to Compromising Pergamos

Revelation 2:12-17

The third letter that Jesus wrote to the congregations on earth was Pergamos, also known as Pergamum. In the previous chapter, Revelation 1:16, John saw Jesus holding the seven stars in his right hand with a sharp two-edged sword in his mouth. Jesus introduces himself to this church as “He who has the sharp two-edged sword.”

The two-edged sword is Jesus’ word. He can create or kill by speaking. All he has to do is open his mouth and utter the sentence. The prophet Isaiah foretold that He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4

The commendation:  “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.Rev 2:13

Satan’s Throne

In John’s day Satan’s throne was at Pergamum in what is now Turkey. At that time, Pergamum was the capital of the Roman province of Asia. It was here that the Olympic Games were started. It’s also where we get the medical symbol of the snake wrapped around Asclepius’ staff – the symbol on the World Health Organisation logo.

Satan moves from empire to empire. He’ll go wherever the power base is. So his throne moved from Babylon to Pergamum. In this empire, Satan was known as Zeus.

Zeus’s altar stood 800 feet up the 1000 foot mountain overlooking the city. All day long this altar smoked with the smoke of endless sacrifices. It dominated the city, like a pillar of cloud by day and a column of fire by night.

Antipas, Jesus’ faithful martyr, was roasted to death on this altar inside a bronze bull in AD 92. The evil thing was designed in such a manner that the victim’s screams made the bull bellow, but Antipas died praying for his church.

Berlin

In 1898 the throne was dismantled and taken to Germany. It’s now housed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Using the altar as his model, Albert Speer created a colossal grandstand for Hitler at the rally grounds in Nuremberg, putting Hitler’s podium in the middle of the grandstand, in the place where the bronze Altar of Zeus stood in ancient Pergamum.

In 1939 Hitler would commence World War II from this podium. It was also where Hitler announced his ‘Final Solution’ to the world – the burnt sacrifice of millions of Europe’s Jews.

The altar has been closed to all visitors since 2014 while the Pergamon Museum building is being renovated. At the time of writing it’s been eight years. They could have built a whole new building by now. It makes me wonder if the throne is still secretly in use? I’m probably not the only one asking that question!

Has it inspired world leaders? Hitler and Obama both modelled their stages on this throne. Obama has been back to the throne of Satan several times and Angela Merkel lives across the road from it.

Pergamos Altar, Berlin

The Bible speaks of principalities and powers. Berlin is a power base. Has the power behind the throne influenced affairs in Germany?

The coat of arms of Berlin

Have a look at Berlin’s coat of arms. The beast with the feet like those of a bear is in Berlin. There could be more bears, but this one has come out of hibernation after World War 2 and it’s hungry.

In Revelation chapter 13:2, John saw a beast resembling Daniel’s beast – but he saw the entity as composite, and concurrent instead of sequential. He wrote, “The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion.” Revelation 13:2

So the fourth beast is sequentially a fourth empire and it will be dictatorship with foundations from Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. Of the Greek gods, Zeus was the most important and highest ‘god.’

Satan’s plans for the third reich were frustrated but he’s on track for the fourth reich. This fourth beast is the empire about to be set up by the great reset and the fourth industrial revolution, where Klaus Schwab promised “you will own nothing but be happy.”

The WHO Hub

Did you know that in 2021 the World Health Organisation and Germany launched a new global hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence? The hub is based in Berlin.

We know that the World Heath Organisation is trying to form itself into a World Government. I’m sure you’re putting it all together. They can go on declaring pandemics and force us to get vaccinated.

I’d already smelled “something rotten in the state of Denmark,” but the clincher for me was hearing that Babylon would deceive the nations with pharmakeia.

Pharmakeia

The Book of Revelation puts Babylon together with sorcery. If you look the word sorcery up in a Greek lexicon you’ll find it means pharmakeia. All nations would be deceived by Babylon’s merchants and Babylon’s sorcery. All the nations.

For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery (pharmakeia) all the nations were deceived. Revelation 18:23

What Jesus Christ said to the church of Pergamos applies to us all.

The problem: “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.  Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.  Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. Rev 2:14-16

The Nicolaitans have already been covered. Jesus commended the Church at Ephesus for combating them, see Letters From Jesus, to Loveless Ephesus and Persecuted Smyrna.

The Doctrine of Balaam

Balaam was freely given a prophetic gift from God, which he used for profit. Balak the king of Moab hired Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam found he couldn’t curse Israel directly. So Balak came up with a plan for Israel to bring a curse upon themselves by luring them into sexual sin with the Midianite women. The plan was successful.

What do Balaam’s prophets look like nowadays? Technocrats prophesying pulmonary death and Monkey pox? Klaus and his gene-genie billionaire friends worship their technology, their Artificial Intelligence, their immunisations and their gene therapy, which the whole world has been forced to take “for our health.”

Do you think vaccines are an idol? And compromising churches have gone along with it, saying we should keep each other safe and love our neighbour by taking the needle. Some compromise because they’re well intentioned but naive. Some because they run their churches as businesses and they’ll conform to keep them running.

They’ll tell us it’s biblical to submit to the authorities. No, NOT if it’s disobeying Christ! I wonder what Jesus would have said hearing he’d need a vaccine pass to attend church.

Balaam’s Servants

Balaam’s servants are described as having left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness, 2 Peter chapter 2.

In the Book of Jude they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error, Jude 1:11.

Jude is the smallest book of the Bible, there’s only one chapter. You’ll find it immediately before the book of Revelation.

Jude spoke of the need to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints; For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude verse 4

The gay rainbow and all it stands for is another idol that some churches have fallen for. There have been warnings in the past, particularly with the 2013 Jude storm. That year, Britain celebrated the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. At the same time Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron introduced the same-sex marriage bill which the Queen signed. In giving it her royal approval, she broke her coronation oath. Queen Elizabeth bears the title ‘Defender of the Faith.’ In her coronation oath of 1953, she swore to maintain the laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel.

The Lord’s response to Britain’s leaders soon came as the Saint Jude storm, nicknamed ‘Christian’ roared in the month of October 2013. The storm was so named because it happened on the feast of Saint Jude the Apostle.

The storm caused at least seventeen deaths. During the storm, a crane collapsed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, the office of the Prime Minister and cabinet of the United Kingdom.

‘Biblical’ floods in UK, unbiblical laws, and Acts of God

So watch out, Balaam’s servants are apostates who can lead a whole nation into sin. I’m not saying the Queen is apostate, but David Cameron introduced the same-sex marriage bill, which she signed and then he had the temerity to read from the Bible at Westminster Abbey while the bill was going through parliament next door. He described the subsequent storms as ‘biblical.’ I wonder why. If the storm was biblical, did he not realise that God had sent a message from the Book of Jude?

The reward:

There’s a lot to overcome.

Here’s Jesus’ promise; “To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” Rev 2:17

The reward for Pergamum isn’t mirrored back to us at the end of Revelation and the rewards for those who have overcome are somewhat mysterious. Jesus can be enigmatic.

What is this hidden manna? Manna tastes a bit like a honey wafer and it’s the food of angels. The Hebrew word manna literally means “what is it?” So we’ll have to wait and see.

As for the white stone reward, the Olympic games began at Pergamum. It hearkens back to the ancient Roman custom of awarding a white stone to the victors in athletic games with their name inscribed on it. This served as their ‘ticket’ to a special awards banquet.

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Submission, have we got it right?

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Submission, have we got it right?

Do you think that churches have got the word and concept about submitting to the authorities right?

Control freaks and sociopaths LOVE that word, especially if they’ve got religion to back them up! Unfortunately they’re the ones now running the show. They have the appearance of caring about our health but they really don’t.

In the name of health they wanted our compliance, our going along with something, our being a good citizen, our helpfulness, and there was a transfer. This has happened to all of our nations.

Sociopaths obtain things by stealth, that’s the definition of manipulation. I know what narcissistic sociopaths are, my first book deals with the aftermath of a “relationship” with one of them. I can recognise control when I see it. But is their cause legitimate, moral or just?

This was a power grab while we were kept divided and in social isolation. First of all, we were told they needed two weeks to “flatten the curve” while we stayed in lockdown. Look where we’ve ended up two years later, subjected to unapproved gene therapy while our lives have been destroyed … and now they’ve come for our children.

Romans 13:4 speaks of governing authorities that have been placed there for our good, “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good.” Who are the ones in power serving? Are they there for our good?

Someone has hated our treasures, the treasures being our children, our families, our wealth, our health, our education, our small businesses, our work, professions, faith, religion, our relationships and even our faces.

The best thing you can do with people like this is not comply.

This has been a full on assault. We need to realise how we’ve been manipulated and change direction towards integrity and truthfulness. We need to say no, and not give in to pressure. We need to value our treasure. We need to repent and go the other way.

This is the fight of a generation.

Where have the churches been while we’ve been herded into this experimental gene therapy? It’s not a vaccine, I’m calling it what it is.

Why have we been told to submit to the governing authorities by some churches and Christian organisations? Can’t they see our governments have signed agreements we’re not privy to, while hurriedly introducing rules, restrictions, laws and vaccine mandates?

Why are Christians being encouraged to comply?

I’ve heard it said that we should wear masks and take the shots in order to show love for people, by laying down our lives for others. We should consider the needs of others above ourselves, to take it to stop others from dying.

It is implied that if we don’t, we’re selfish!

I just see that as a form of religious blackmail.

Here’s an article by a certain pastor who believes Christians should comply with masks and the so-called vaccine. I agreed with him on some things, about loving our neighbour. He pointed out we should not reject or judge each other and act in a godly manner.

But then he made me really uneasy when he cited Romans 13 about submitting to the governing authorities. He does not believe the government’s rules and mandates are ordering us to do something contrary to God’s word. “As Christians, we should be known in society, above everyone else, as people who support our government, respect the authority of our government and comply with their decisions.  If the government rules, mandates and orders us to do something contrary to God’s Word, then we should obey God rather than man (Acts 4:19-20).  But that has not yet occurred in the case of vaccine rollouts.”

We see things differently. In my opinion he has not recognised the evil we’re now confronting every day with the rise of this new global biosecurity state.

Why can’t these churches and Christian leaders recognise evil? People are undergoing a medical procedure in tears because they have to do it to keep their jobs! Coercion is not of God. Injury and death from the needle is not from God. More people have died from the so-called vaccine than from the disease, according to the latest figures from Medsafe.

Some pastors are sitting on the fence, looking on, trying to keep their flock together. But look at what’s happening to the sheep! The spirit of compromise is not unity.

What did they think when people who’ve resisted this experimental medical procedure could not go to church for carol services at Christmas!

What would Jesus have done?

Would he have sumbitted himself to this?

The word ‘submit’ has a different meaning from the word ‘obey.’

In contrast, here’s an article written five years ago about the word “submit.” It brings context and puts things into perspective.

The Greek word hupotasso, which has been translated as “submit” or “be subject,” literally means to arrange stuff respectfully in an “orderly manner underneath”.

This simple meaning of “social orderliness” would have been understood by original readers, but it is a little obscured in our English translation.

This word is used in Ephesians 5:22 to encourage husbands and wives to submit to one another, and it reflects God’s concern for order and respect.

Here’s the main point – Paul and Peter believed that governing authorities are necessary for keeping the peace. God is a God of order – not anarchy or chaos.

But here’s where we go wrong. There’s ANOTHER word, hupokouo, which is best translated as “obey,” which literally means to conform, to follow a command, or to kowtow to an authority as a subordinate.

Peter and Paul could have used this word, “obey,” but they chose not to.

Used twenty-one times in the New Testament, hupokouo always suggests a hierarchical context, as in the relationship between children or slaves and their parents or masters (Eph 6:1 and 6:5).

And so here’s the most important thing to remember – in the New Testament Greek, to submit does not always mean to obey! They are two separate actions or postures.

Though Paul, Peter and other followers of Jesus deliberately disobeyed laws that were in conflict with God’s commands, they still submitted to the authorities by accepting the legal consequences of their actions.

NO, ROMANS 13 IS NOT ABOUT OBEYING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES, Craig Greenfield

Isn’t it time we stood up and shouted ‘NO’ in the face of evil and injustice?

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What’s your choice?

  • To obey?

Christians and Covid Vaccines

  • Or not obey?

NO, ROMANS 13 IS NOT ABOUT OBEYING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES

“Historically, the most terrible things: war, genocide and slavery,
have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”    – Howard Zinn


Does God want unthinking obedience from us simply because we are complying or conforming to something, or does He want us to think things through and submit because we know fully that it is the right thing to do? Which is better? What if we had a choice between obedience or disobedience to a command, but our disobedience would actually be obedience to God? Would we obey the one who is pressuring us to do something that God says not to do, or would we submit to God in disobedience of the other?

This begins to set up interesting circumstances in a person’s life. It is a major reason that the word hupotasso is used rather than the Greek word for obedience, hupakoe—”attentive hearkening.” God wants us to know that we are to think matters through and not merely to comply. We are to use our minds and decide to go in a chosen direction because we realize, know, understand, and set our will to submit to the right and good and true.

What the Bible says about Hupotasso, John W. Ritenbaugh

It’s time to fight

How do we fight when the battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms?

Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-17

This is no ordinary fight, for there is spiritual wickedness in high places. When you are battle weary, come watch this and be refreshed.

The Weapons of our warfare, Fear not, Motivation video – Mosfield

Remember, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4

Beware Apollo’s Priests

What strange days we’re in. Who would have thought 18 months ago we’d be facing these trials?

This year, 2021, is “the year of the vaccine.” I warn you not to take it. The reasons based on science and data are on my other blog. I recommend you read the testimony from Dr Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr Michael Yeadon. I’ve spent months looking into the heart of darkness to get the information out to people. Fortunately, or unfortunately I’ve had the time to do this evidence based study while I’ve been going through cancer treatment.

Recently I learned of the sad death of my healthy, 36 year old dentist from a massive brain haemorrhage after taking the vaccine. He died on the 23rd June 2021. The worst part is it was a needless waste of life. There’s no Covid in my country and the so-called vaccine doesn’t prevent you from catching or spreading it.

Be aware, this is not a conventional vaccine – mRNA is injected into the human body to tell the cells to create spike proteins, and it’s competing with the immune systems that God gave us. The spikes are not staying in the arm, they’re getting into the bloodstream creating things like blood clots, strokes, uncontrolled shaking, bleeding under the skin, and myocarditis.

This is genetic manipulation and it’s going to become the norm for vaccines. I did wonder why some people are fine after having the shots and others like my dentist not?

Dr Michael Yeadon explains the process. It’s a multi-step thing like an Apollo rocket. There’s four or five steps involved. Some will not be affected very much, but some may get loads of the vaccine taken up in large quantities, expressed at high amounts, in dangerous parts of the body. And he thinks that’s why some people are fine, and other people get blood clots.

As for our governments, they are appointed by God and they’re supposed to be God’s ministers to us for good. This genetic manipulation was presented to us as a vaccine with the words “safe and effective.” We weren’t given an informed choice by our leaders. It’s their crime. Those who have sinned are the ones with the agenda who knowingly put us in harm’s way.

If you’ve had the vaccines, just be thankful you haven’t been harmed. Dr Sucharit Bhakdi warned against booster shots. He said if you get a third shot, write your will.

I believe in medicine. Chemo was used in my cancer treatment and it didn’t do me any harm, apart from losing my hair. People everywhere prayed for me. But this gene editing is playing God, and we’re not being warned about their practices. Right now the whole world is undergoing an mRNA experiment and no-one knows how it’s going to end up.

Will those who refuse the vaccine be persecuted for their choice?

I was praying about what to do if the Covid vax becomes mandatory and God replied with this Bible verse; “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

The temptation which is common to man is to follow the crowd, to fit in, to be a team player. Our prime minister even mistakenly calls us New Zealanders her “team of 5,000,000.”

The temptation with the Covid vax is to take it so we can be free to travel again. We may be required to take it for work. We’re promised that if we take it life will go back to normal.

Do you really think we’ll be going back to normal?

Let’s turn our TVs off and look at this thing. Do you see the serpent that’s wrapped itself around the pole? Thanks to globalism, the World Health Organisation and GAVI (the powerful Global Vaccine Alliance), that serpent is now wrapped around the world, choking the life out of our freedoms, our economies and our livelihoods.

Do you feel constricted yet?

The name Satan is written with three Hebrew letters: The letter Shin, which means to consume or destroy, the letter Tet which means a snake, or to surround, twist, entwine and ensnare, and the letter Nun, which means life. So Satan means ‘the snake which surrounds, ensnares, consumes and destroys life.’

In Revelation 12:9 the snake is defined as “that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.”

Yes the snake on the pole is a medical symbol. It’s commonplace, we’re used to seeing it. It relates to Asclepius, a son of Apollo. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether it’s from him or mediated through his son Asclepius. The mother of Asclepius is Coronis.

Apollo is a god of plagues. He delivered people from epidemics, yet he is also a god who caused them. Apollo could bring ill-health and deadly plague with his arrows. The invention of archery itself is credited to Apollo. He’s usually described as carrying a bow and a quiver of silver arrows.

He is a high ranking demonic prince.

In Revelation 6:2 we see the first horsemen to ride out in the seal judgements. He’s carrying a bow and it’s unusual – in that the Greek word for bow is ‘toxon’ and it’s only mentioned once in the Bible. The word toxon has its origins in the Greek “toxikon pharmakon” – the lethal poison that the ancient Greeks would smear on the points of their arrows.  Toxicon was the arrow and pharmacon, poison.  In today’s usage pharmacon is defined as a medicine or drug; also, a poison.

Does this signify the beginning of the apocalypse? No I don’t believe so, but we can hear the hoof beats.

Second Thessalonians 2:3 warns: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [Apoleia; Apollyon, Apollo]”

Beware of Apollo’s priests. I believe this so-called pandemic was caused by people in league with the devil, and they promise to deliver us from it. They created the problem, caused a reaction, and now they’re offering a solution. Are they into the occult? In the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of the word occult means to shut off from view or exposure : cover, eclipse. It’s not revealed, it’s secret, hidden from view. There’s a hidden agenda.

Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.  It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!  Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:24-29

I wish people had a fear of God rather Covid. The fear of the Lord leads to wisdom. That’s what we need right now with this so-called vaccine. Who are you going to put your trust in?

The devil has a counterfeit for everything that God has provided for us. Before the invention of Asclepius, God provided the symbol of the snake on the pole for the Israelites in the desert who were bitten by the serpents sent among them. If they looked at this symbol, they would live. Numbers 21:8-9

After the Israelites reached the promised land, it became an idol called ‘Nehustan,’ meaning “a worthless thing.”

Jesus referred to it when He said, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:14

In the face of temptation, remain faithful. This is a test.

James the brother of Jesus wrote, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12

Jesus wrote to the church of Smyrna saying, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

To the church of Philadelphia He wrote, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” Revelation 3:10

So hold on tight to your genes. And keep the faith.


Notes / Links

Apollo, Apollyon, Abaddon is a high-ranking Satanic prince. His name means “to destroy.” The Greeks most often associated Apollo’s name with the Greek verb ἀπόλλυμι (apollymi), ‘to destroy’.” And “Apollyon is the active participle of apollymi (ἀπόλλυμι, ‘to destroy’)”.

Dr Michael Yeadon, former chief scientist of Pfizer research division speaks out : “I’m not a religious person, but I decided I was looking into the face of evil.

Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, Blood Clots and Beyond : “What is happening now, I fear is the immune system is being trained to do something that it would do very well on it’s own – and now if the real virus comes in, or a virus that is related, it is ready to attack.”

The times we’re living in

With events in the world heating up as they are, you may have questions about the time we’re living in. When will Jesus return? Until then, what can we expect?

Normally I focus on the Kingdom of God, but I have to write about what comes before the Millennial kingdom.

We’re on the cusp of the kingdom of the fourth beast – a technocracy that will arrive with “the fourth industrial revolution.” The framework has been built. There are five pillars : Information and Communication Technology for the internet and telecommunications, military putting up the satellites, big pharma making the mRNA injections, the media pouring out the propaganda, and the central bankers engineering us out of currencies and into the crypto monetary systems. They’re trying to keep the five pillars separate to keep us from seeing it come together into an integrated system – the smart grid. Transparency can blow the game. (See the link on my other blog: The end of currencies and a new control system.)

Eventually the nations will be dismantled and there will be seven kings and ten leaders. The fourth beast is described in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13. Daniel said it would be different from the previous empires. He told Nebuchadnezzar, “the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything.” (Daniel 2:40)

The teeth are iron and the ten toes are iron mixed with clay. “And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.  As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. Daniel 2:42-43

Technocracy is a system of government in which unelected decision makers are appointed on the basis of their expertise in a given area of responsibility, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge. These leaders are globalists, they have no regard for people or national boundaries. They are Malthusians, having a belief that the earth is over-populated, and since the 1970’s they’ve been using fear: the fear of overpopulation, global warming, and now pandemics to control the population.

They want a global government which they will achieve through what they term “the great reset” which will bring in the fourth industrial revolution. The UN backed Great Reset is a proposal by the World Economic Forum to rebuild the economy sustainably following the so-called COVID-19 pandemic. The man heading up the WEF organisation is Klaus Schwab. Klaus is very much a product of Hitler’s Germany.

The phrase Fourth Industrial Revolution was first introduced by a team of scientists developing a high-tech strategy for the German government. This thing has come out of Germany, and no wonder, for Satan’s throne is still in Berlin at the Pergamum Museum. That doesn’t mean Daniel’s Beast is the EU. It’s a global empire. The fourth era technologies combine hardware, software, and biology. When the technate assembles, I believe it will do so rapidly. It will work with the anti-semitic United Nations.

The UN’s agenda is Agenda 2030, 17 very high-minded goals put in such a way that people accept them. However, the devil is in the details. The 17 goals are attached to 169 sustainable development goals (SDGs) which are currently being made law in each nation. These impose draconian top down management from the UN which is interfering with the rights of citizens in each nation and community. Immunisation is key role in achieving 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Click here to learn about immunisation’s key role in achieving 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Why 169 sustainable development targets? 169 = 13 x 13.

Daniel describes this kingdom as something that devours and breaks in pieces, and stamps the residue with it’s feet. It will be a technocratic dictatorship combining the worst elements of socialism, communism and fascism. There will be no privacy, private land ownership or even any say over your own body. Dissidents and vulnerable people will be mistreated, abused, consumed and utterly broken by this regime.

It is frightening, but take heart from this, Daniel prophesied that in the days of the ten kings the Kingdom of God will come.

In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Daniel 2:44.

The great sign

Before the return of Jesus Christ and the arrival of His Kingdom, there’s a great sign. Israel will be in travail and there will be cosmic disturbances. The sign is described in terms of a big red dragon and a damsel in distress: Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.  Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 

She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up (harpazo) to God and His throne. Revelation 12:3-5 (NKJV)

At this time, the rapture will happen. Why do I say that? The term “caught up” is “harpazo” in Greek, which translates as the “rapture” in Latin. Harpazo means to catch up, take by force, catch away, pluck, catch, pull. The Bible context is to seize, carry off by force, to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly, to snatch out or away. What would the parent of a toddler that’s run out onto the road in front of a vehicle do? That’s what the Holy Spirit will do when the time is right.

When the child is snatched up to the throne, war breaks out in Heaven and Satan is thrown down to earth. After being confined to earth Satan will be full of rage. “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.” Revelation 12:13.

Israel will be persecuted. Those in Judea who have heeded the warning will flee to a place in the wilderness to shelter in for 1260 days. We know the woman is Israel, but who is the child? There is confusion about just who is being caught up to the throne. Some think it’s a reference to Jesus – but Jesus doesn’t need to be snatched away from danger, He’s already seated on a throne at the right hand of the Father and has been for 2,000 years.

The Child

There are two words for the child: Teknon and Huios. The definitions are taken from the Blue Letter Bible:

Teknon means a male child, a son. It means an intimate and reciprocal relationship formed between men by the bonds of love, friendship, trust, just as between parents and children. In the Old Testament of “the people of Israel” as especially dear to God, in the New Testament, in Paul’s writings, all who are led by the Spirit of God and thus closely related to God.

Huios means

  • a son, in a restricted sense, the male offspring (one born by a father and of a mother), in a wider sense, a descendant, one of the posterity of any one, the children of Israel, sons of Abraham.
  • Son of man, a term describing man, carrying the connotation of weakness and mortality. The son of man, symbolically denotes the fifth kingdom in Daniel 7:13 and by this term its humanity is indicated in contrast with the barbarity and ferocity of the four preceding kingdoms (the Babylonian, the Median and the Persian, the Macedonian, and the Roman) typified by the four beasts. In the book of Enoch (2nd Century) it is used of Christ. Jesus used the term to identify himself as Messiah and also that he might designate himself as the head of the human family, the man, the one who both furnished the pattern of the perfect man and acted on behalf of all mankind. Christ seems to have preferred this to the other Messianic titles, because by its lowliness it was least suited to foster the expectation of an earthly Messiah in royal splendour.
  • son of God, used to describe Adam (Lk. 3:38) , used to describe those who are born again (Lk. 20:36) and of angels and of Jesus Christ, of those whom God esteems as sons, whom he loves, protects and benefits above others
    1. in the Old Testament used of the Jews
    2. in the New Testament of Christians
    3. those whose character God, as a loving father, shapes by chastisements (Heb. 12:5-8). Son of God means those who revere God as their father, worshippers of God, those who in character and life resemble God, those who are governed by the Spirit of God, repose the same calm and joyful trust in God which children do in their parents (Rom. 8:14Gal. 3:26 ), and hereafter in the blessedness and glory of the life eternal will openly wear this dignity of the sons of God. Term used preeminently of Jesus Christ, as enjoying the supreme love of God, united to him in affectionate intimacy, privy to his saving councils, obedient to the Father’s will in all his acts.

Using a concordance and lexicon, I looked up the original words in Revelation 12. “Her Child” in Revelation 12:3 is translated as Teknon. The male child she bore who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron translates as Huios. The Child who was caught up to God and His throne translates as Teknon.

So Teknon, Huios, Teknon. Why the two meanings?

Huios declares a position as rulers and judges.

Jesus promises the church of Thyatira in in Revelation 2:26 that he who overcomes, and keeps his works until the end, will be given power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron.’ So right there is the Huios, the male child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron in Revelation 12:5. The Huios is not just confined to Thyatira, the church at Laodicea is promised, “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”

Paul wrote, “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Do you not know that we shall judge angels?” 1 Corinthians 6:2

In the world to come, those serving in the Millennium government will be the ones who overcame and kept his works. Finally, the terms Teknon and Huios are not confined to males. Paul defines who are sons and heirs in Galatians..

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:26-29

42 is the answer

Finally, can we know when in the Tribulation the Harpazo will happen? The key is “The Woman.” After her child is snatched up to the throne of God, Israel she has to run for the wilderness where she will be taken care of for times, times and half times. That’s half way through the Tribulation. Jesus means what he says. He needs us to understand the time period, and so he’s expressed it three different ways – 42 months, 1260 days, and times, times and half times. So while we can’t know the date of the rapture, we can know at what point in the Tribulation the Harpazo will happen.

Paul speaks of the rapture occurring at the last trumpet and this leads to confusion with the seven trumpet judgements;

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.

The last trumpet occurs with the Feast of Trumpets in September when one hundred trumpet blasts are blown. This was the only festival where the Jews did not know the day or hour it would be, as it was dependent on the first sighting of the new moon. When Jesus said, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father,” he was not only being literal, he was also using a Jewish idiom.

Before the rapture, there has to be a world leader heading a globalist government of seven kings and ten leaders and there has to be a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Until that time, stay alert, and keep the faith. Run from forced vaccinations and live for the day. “Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof,” as Jesus said in Matthew 6:34.

2020 vision

Hello from second lock down.  Yes, I am deprived of my liberty again.  What a year.  There are lots of jokes about 2020.  I’m sure we’ve all got some.  Here are my favourites …

All jokes aside, I see 2020 as the dawning of a new era – the day of world government which must come before Jesus returns.

It’s an evil day.  The world government is being aided and abetted by the World Health Organisation.  Did you notice it has for its logo a snake on a pole?  It signifies Asclepius, a son of Apollo.

In Revelation 12:9 the snake is defined as that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.”

The serpent has different names according to the culture where it was worshipped.  In Egypt it was Uraeus, the sacred serpent.  In 2018 a sculpture called Uraeus was installed at the Rockefeller Center in New York.  It consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Clustered around the base of the column are further outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column.

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Does it remind you of anything?

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I see that serpent wrapping it’s coils like a python around each country, constricting us in the name of health, and choking the life out of our economies and our livelihoods.

After this vision, I learned that Satan is written with three Hebrew letters: The letter Shin, which means to consume or destroy, the letter Tet which means a snake, or to surround, twist, entwine and ensnare, and the letter Nun, which means life. So Satan means ‘the snake which surrounds, consumes and destroys life’.

It’s time to put on our armour and make a stand.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12-13

My brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Therefore put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Ephesians 6:10-13

We are up against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.  The principality making itself felt worldwide is in Geneva, where the headquarters of the World Health Organisation and GAVI are.

GAVI is the Global Vaccine Alliance that Bill Gates started in 1999.  It’s a mix of private-public partnerships, i.e. government and big pharmaceutical companies.

The WHO is a United Nations organisation.  Bill Gates is the second biggest donor, which gives him an inordinate amount of influence. Neither he nor the head of the WHO are doctors. Gates wants to marry a universal biometric ID with vaccines, as part of Agenda 2030.  The initiative is called ID2020.  You can check it out on my other blog, the one I use for warning people.  I began warning about this in November last year, and again in January, before the Covid thing kicked off.

The UN has an agenda for us all.  As part of Agenda 2030 the World Health Organisation intends to use vaccines to replace our God-given immune system with theirs.  The goal is called Immunisation Agenda 2030.  That’s why you’re now hearing about “global health.”

Who is behind the WHO?  Satan is described in the Bible as the god of this world, or of this age.  I believe it’s his symbol on the WHO logo.

The serpent on the pole is a counterfeit healer.  The devil can also perform miracles, but Jesus was the one who was lifted up on a pole; And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:14

The account is in Numbers 21, where the Lord sent venomous snakes among the people who spoke against God and Moses.  The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”  Numbers 21:8

The snake god is ancient, and the Lord took it on in Egypt.  The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.” 

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake.  Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts:  Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. Exodus 7:8-12

As God’s ambassador, Moses staff was more powerful than those in the court of Pharaoh.

The magicians’ names were Jannes and Jambres.  Their names crop up again in the last days, when Paul warned there will be perilous times in the last days.

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth.”  2 Timothy 3:1-9

Society is going to be very divided.  There are churches who have abandoned God’s eternal truth in favour of a social justice gospel.  Their ministers are false teachers, wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Do you think they’ll help if people are forced to take mandatory vaccines?  Will they warn about not-so hidden agendas if people start trusting the World Health Organisation for their health and healing?  When people put their faith in a counterfeit, it’s called idolatry.

How do we stand?  How do we battle this thing?

First, we should submit to the government as far as we can.  Now that’s a radical idea, but in Romans 13:1-2 we’re commanded to be subject to the governing authorities, unless their laws demand that we disobey the Lord.  When that happens we can practice civil disobedience.

In the name of Covid-19, we’ve been forced to put a Ministry of Health Covid-19 tracking app sign on the entrance to our business.  Do I like it?  No – but I have to obey the government.

Second, we need to pray for discernment.

The image of the serpent on the pole that Moses had made was supposed to prepare Israel for Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross – but when the people turned away from God and started worshipping the image instead, it was destroyed.

You can read it in 2 Kings 18:4:  Hezekiah the king of Judah broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. 

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Nehustan

The serpent on the pole was called Nehushtan, which in Hebrew meant “a worthless thing of brass.”

Third, we need to turn away from the worthless thing, stand on the Word of God and shield ourselves with faith in His Word.

Psalm 91 promises that “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  In verse 3-6 we read, Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler (small shield.)  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.” 

Verse 9 promises, Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” 

The shield of faith is one of the six pieces of the armour of light.  So put your faith in Jesus, be wise, and don’t listen to those who employ deception.  Turn off the TV if you have to, it’s broadcasting fear.

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Jesus said, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16

Third, we need to remember this while making our stand, “owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

In New Zealand, our Socialist prime minister Jacinda Adern urged us to be kind in the so-called Covid-19 pandemic, while setting up a police line to dob in our neighbours if they were seen to be breaking the government’s restrictions.

Teddy bears in windows aren’t a substitute for kindness.  Jordan Peterson said that “Kindness is the excuse that social justice warriors use when they want to exercise control over what other people think and say.”

The snitch line is another thing I chose not to use, because we’re told in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life: we should mind our own business and work with our hands, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that we will not be dependent on anybody.

So what do we have to do to make a stand?

#1 Submit to the authorities, but not if they contradict what God says,  #2  Pray for discernment, #3 Turn away from the snake on the pole and trust Jesus instead, and #4 Love one another.


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People will betray each other in the last days.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-4

New Zealanders begin to devour each other while Jacinda Ardern smiles and waves at the nation she’s put under house arrest

Ardern minions have filed “4,200 reports to police”, reporting on their neighbours who breach New Zealand’s house arrest rules. As The N.Z Herald quipped, “curtain-twitchers outing members of the public crashed the new police reporting site within an hour of it going live yesterday.” Neighbour devouring neighbour under a cloud of suspicion and fear, in an eerie echo of the kind of public denouncing, carried out by Soviet Stasi, and Nazi Gestapo, collaborators.


And, more about Jannes & Jambres: Watch Out For Jannes & Jambres


The serpent: Satan – Hebrew Word Study

The imposter: Satan is out to counterfeit what Jesus did.  My book “The End, The Wayfarers Guide To The Apocalypse” describes how the devil does it.


Know that we have the power of Christ’s blood, and in his blood is immunity: “Did you know there is proof for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ?  We even know his blood type, from the cloth wrapped around his head. 

The cloth, called the ‘Sudarium’ is kept in a Cathedral in Oviedo, Spain.   And here’s something from the evidence room:  The blood stains match those on the Turin shroud … 

from AB-solute proof, the blood that speaks

Trust Jesus. He is Jehovah Rapha, our healer.  

Taking a stand

How essential is it for a nation to know their identity, their DNA, who they are and what they stand for?  What have we been taught about our origins from the academic and scientific establishment?

God says “my people perish for lack of knowledge”, Hosea 4:6.  It’s followed by a solemn warning about the consequences of rejecting knowledge.  Again, he says “people without knowledge will come to ruin.”  In Proverbs he urges us “Whatever you do, get knowledge, get wisdom.”

I’ve just finished reading for the second time a book “After the Flood” by Bill Cooper, an English historian.  This book shows how European history can be traced right back to the flood and the descendants of Japheth, the son of Noah, through contemporary accounts and the table of nations.

The third chapter opens with a quotation from Nennius, a Welsh monk from the 9th Century;  “I Nennius, pupil of the holy Elvodug, have undertaken to write down some extracts that the stupidity of the British cast out; for the scholars of the Island of Britain had no skill … I have therefore made a heap of all that I have found …”‘

Bill Cooper suggested the word Nennius used for stupidity would have been better translated as “complacency” or “lethargy,” the mood of the Britons that followed in the wake of the massacre of the monks at Bangor.

You see, their knowledge had been taken away from them.

“The profound cultural shock of seeing their finest scholars and spiritual leaders massacred by supposedly fellow Christians at the instigation of a Roman Bishop no less, would have left a very deep wound indeed, and it is this state of mind amongst the British or Welsh that Nennius laments and which lead to the neglect and loss of many records and books.”

Christianity was already established in Britain before Rome arrived.  “That Christianity was firmly established in even remote parts of Britain at the close of the second century is shown by Tertullian stating “the Britons in parts inaccessible to the Romans, Christ has truly subdued.”

British Bishops attended the Council of Arles in 314AD, before the Roman Catholic church was formed.  When Augustine went to Britain in 601AD as a representative of Rome, he could not get them to convert.  The Welsh already had the true faith, given to them by the early church, and they did not need any new innovations from Rome.

When the monks refused to accept the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, he instigated the Saxon army to attack the monastery at Bangor-is-y-coed, killing 1200 monks and scholars.

Much was lost, including the history of the early British kings.  To regain what was lost, I recommend you read the book “After the Flood.”

And now here we are at the end of the age.  Has Britain abandoned its Christian heritage?  Is Britain again in the grip of a culture shock following political correctness and imposed multiculturalism, with the resultant Islamic attacks in its cities?

Dunkirk70th AnniversaryDid you know that in World War 2 the nation, led by its King, prayed?  When Britain stood on the brink of invasion, with 330,000 men trapped on the beach at Dunkirk, King George VI called for an unprecedented week of prayer.  Throughout the country, people prayed on 26 May 1940 for a miraculous delivery.

May 29 was the day of the evacuation of Dunkirk.  We know what happened.  On the 28 May a storm of unprecedented fury grounded the German Luftwaffe – while the English channel became as still as a millpond, despite the storm in Flanders, enabling a vast armada of little ships, big ships, warships, privately owned motor-cruisers from British rivers and estuaries – in fact, almost anything that would float – to get the men off the beach.

The Queen has the title “Defender of the Faith.” Does she defend it?  In 2014 she gave into political correctness, signing into law same-sex marriage, a law that the nation never gave the government a mandate for.  Following that, Britain had a series of storms that were described by the British prime minister as “biblical.”

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The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, 2014

Who is going to the defend the faith now?  British people, you do have a King … the same King as the Polish people.

Here is Poland the following year.  In November of 2015 Poland marched in the streets and took a stand for Christianity. They declared boldly to the world “here, Jesus Christ is our King!”  It was the biggest march in Poland’s history.  The media were silent.

Is it time for the spirit of the nations to rise, to go to war again through intercessory prayer?

John R. Mott, Nobel Peace Prize winner, said “The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer.”

Britain, as the sun sets in the west, may you remember who you are.

Bregret


Link

Battles in the spiritual realm
Massacre at Bangor
After the Flood

Nennius and the Table of European Nations

 

A time for war

St Matthews Monastery Iraq

Mar Mattai (St Matthews) Monastery Iraq

This week a priest visited the churches in my small community, along with the elders of the Assyrian Church of NZ.  His name was Father Fadi.  He needed an interpreter as he did not speak English, he spoke Aramaic – the language of Jesus.  He was dressed in a black hassock with a black and silver skufia (soft cloth cap).  Why was he so far away from his homeland? 

Father Fadi was forced to leave Iraq.  His wife and children are still there.

I had never before seen a member of the persecuted church, and we all listened to him very carefully.  He carried the hurt of his people.

Realising we were in the presence of an ancient church, one that had been persecuted for centuries, a reverential hush came over us.

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St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at Matakana coming home

It reminded me of the hush I witnessed when a church was moved on a barge from Snells Beach back to Matakana, it’s original community.  The waiting crowd had gone silent when the little church appeared around the final bend of the Matakana river.

This is also a church on the move, but there is no home for it.  Mosul (Ninevah) is a Christian area, always has been.  Father Fadi said things got progressively worse for them in Iraq after Sadam Hussein was deposed, especially since 2010.  He said that every day his heart had pain.

There were over 100,000 Christians living on the plains of Ninevah.  Isis forced the people out.  They had to leave their homes overnight and and have nowhere to go.  Some of them are sheltering under highway underpasses and the temperature has got up to 50 degrees C.

Father Fadi said that he wanted us to know that there was a church in Iraq.  St Matthews was his monastery.  It was founded in the 3rd century.  Its 20kms from Mosul, ancient Ninevah.  Now there are only two elderly monks left at St Matthews who did not want to abandon the monastery.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10916613/Iraqs-beleaguered-Christians-make-final-stand-on-the-Mosul-frontline.html

Please pray for them.  What does God think of their plight?  Why has He been silent in the face of the slander, abuse and murder of His people?

For the past two weeks, I’ve been getting a verse from Amos;

The lion has roared—who will not fear?
The Sovereign Lord has spoken—who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8.

I’ve been praying for a context.  Today He told me the Lord is a God who avenges, and one of His names is “The avenger of blood.”

We’re not used to that concept.  All we know is a God who has taught us forgiveness 70 x 7.  We know the Lamb, not the Lion.

It’s time for the church to rise up and pray.  There is a time for peace, and a time for war.  The church couldn’t stand by and turn the other cheek while Hitler was rampaging through Europe and North Africa.  In that time, God raised up intercessors like Rees Howells.  We need to intercede like that again.

What can we pray?

It can be hard to pray about the enemy.  I mean, I’d love to ask God to slaughter the Jihadists and leave their dead bodies strewn across the desert.  It would be justice, but then I’d be praying for them to go to hell.  A better prayer would be for God to thwart them, or make Himself known to them in dreams.  If you don’t know what to pray, pray the word.  Psalms are good for this purpose.  God delights in us addressing Him using His word, and it never returns void.  The devil can’t stop prayer from the word.  I used this I used the world from Psalm 94 to pray for His persecuted people;

Assyrian Christian Fr Adda

Assyrian Christian Father Adda prays at St. Matthew monastery on Mount Maqloub, northeast of Mosul in Northern Iraq, Jan 12 2004

O God who avenges, shine forth.
Rise up, Judge of the earth;
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
How long, Lord will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?
They pour out arrogant words;
They crush your people,they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the foreigner;
they murder the fatherless.
They say, “The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”
The wicked band together against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
Lord let the enemy know you do see,
Let the enemy see you are taking notice.
Let them see the futility of their arrogant words and empty boasts,
That they may come to fear you.
Lord protect the widow, the foreigner, the fatherless.
Become the fortress of your persecuted people,
the rock in whom they can take refuge.  Amen.

There’s a lot more to the Psalm than I’ve prayed here.  I recommend you read the whole Psalm.  I will write more about the Lion of God in the next post.

Links

Beleaguered Chritians make final stand on the Mosul frontline

The Lord’s Prayer in the Language of Jesus