Friday, October 30, 2015

Except There Come A Falling Away

 The decline of Christianity parallels the decline of America.  "We are no longer a Christian nation" - Barack Obama, President of the United States.  His words portray what has been happening to the United States.  Never mind the myriads of letters and documents from the Pilgrim's arrival at Plymouth, to America's first text book, to each states Constitutions acknowledge the God of the Bible,
Of all the writings in American History that confirm belief in the God of the Bible, there is one document of the early US that secularists and atheists have seized upon. In the face of the myriads of letters and documents of our founding era confirming that the United States was founded on faith in God, this one document, the Treaty of Tripoli, article 11, which states, "...As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion."   (The provided link goes into detail concerning that alleged statement) is held up by secularists as proof that the government of the United States was founded as a strictly secular nation.

It cannot be denied that American culture revered the God of the Bible, particularly Christianity as it was common to include in the date block in those early letters and documents the statement, "In the year of our Lord..." which obviously refers to the Lord Jesus Christ.

One doesn't have to do more than look at the lyrics of America's early anthems, poems and songs to see how the Christian faith permeated society in the United States.  The last stanza of the National
Anthem, by Francis Scott Key in 1814 says this:
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!

Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!  

Then, going up to the Civil War, these familiar lyrics were written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861:

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

His truth is marching on.  
Right up to 1913 when Kathryn Bates penned "America the Beautiful." 

"God shed His Grace on Thee..."   Indeed He did!  And while we're still singing these wonderful anthems - and many more, we do see a 'falling away' from those principles, and a turning away from the God of the Bible.  The courts have ruled against Christians in favor of homosexual rights, and the abortions that have taken over 60 million lives.  There is a decline in the Christian faith nationwide.  Here are the stats:  
 Just a short time ago, and symptomatic of the decline of America is the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Courthouse in Oklahoma, all under cover of dark.  

There is a not so subtle war against people of faith, and it's getting worse.  One person is offended by a cross, a nativity scene, or a painting of Jesus, and they are removed. A baker, minister or photographer  and even a rancher loses their lively-hood to homosexuals who demand their services even though there are many alternatives to meet their desires.  The first amendment puts the practice of religious freedom the very first right, but the Supreme Court has elevated homosexual rights above the Constitution.  They have also made the woman's 'right to abortion' law to the death of an estimated 58,500,000 children. in the US.  

Obama was right, we can no longer call ourselves a Christian nation.  We've turned our backs on God, so we cannot expect His protection.  We've turned to idols, because when we kick God out, that leaves a vacuum, and something else will fill it.  The rainbow was God's promise to Noah, and it has been taken over by homosexuals,  The White House was lit up in celebration of the Supreme Courts illegal decision to mandate homosexual marriage to be honored in all 50 states. 

God's Sign - Holy Promise:
The defiant use of  God's holy promise to symbolize the unholy practice defining homosexuality.
When you take something holy and corrupt it, do you really count on God's protection?  Take God out of America and something else enters.  Something very evil and sinister:  And it's in New York now.   The demon goddess Kali was projected onto the Empire State Building light show.  

So now we're turned from Christ to demons, we've corrupted the holy institution of marriage, which Jesus defined as exclusively ordained by God as exclusively between male and female, and we've turned to demons - Kali, with her tongue dipped in blood.  The present administration has called "good as evil and evil as good."  Thomas Jefferson gave this ominous statement:     "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever."

I do too Mr. Jefferson, I do too.

The same defiance that parallels the judgment that came upon Israel was summed up in the words of Isaiah - (Isa 9:10  "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.")was spoken by our leaders.  This was the Harbinger that Jonathan Cahn spoke of.  The defiant words that President Obama wrote on the top beam of the Freedom Tower over ground zero.  
So, is America's judgment sealed?  America is no longer a Christian nation.  We're jaded, banal and defiant. We call evil good and good, evil.  America can no longer expect the propitious blessings of heaven.  Pray for America.  It may not be too late.  George Washington 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Terrorism in Oregon and Silence at the UN

A school shooting in Oregon has left a number of students dead and wounded including the shooter.  Before any of the facts were made known, President Barack Obama appeared in front of network news to decry the violence and once again blame guns for the deaths.  The presidents rhetoric was not unlike any other school shooting except now he admitted to his politicalization of the crisis.  Authorities in Oregon said that no gun law would have stopped the attack.  The campus was a gun free zone making it a soft target.  Reportedly there was a security guard on campus but he was unarmed.
So far little has been said about the motive that propelled the shooter into killing fellow students, however witnesses said he had the students sit, and one by one he asked them if they were Christian.  Responding "yes," he would immediately execute them by shooting them in the head.  If they responded "no," he would shoot them in the leg. On his computer there were links to two radical Muslims, but so far no indication of his own beliefs.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations, Israels leader, Benjamin Netanyahu gave his address in which neither President Obama or Secretary of State, John Kerry were present.  In his address,  Netanyahu said that he will do whatever it takes to protect his country and not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.  He chided the world body for its "deafening silence" to speak out when Iran has threatened to wipe Israel from the earth as they push for nuclear weapons.  As he made the statement, there was an eerie, complete silence for 45 seconds as Mr. Netanyahu glared at the assembly in obvious disdain. 

The Russians have ordered the US to cease and disist missions over Syria.  Russian leader Putin has said the Russians would fly combat missions against ISIS, but so far their combat missions have been to attack the moderates supported by the US and its allies.  All this since the fourth and final blood moon of this last Tetrad (corresponding to Jewish holy days) for the next 500 years.
Photo taken on the evening of 9/27/15 at the airport in Paradise, CA

Monday, July 6, 2015

Coming Events In The Perview of the Hebrew Calendar

Upcoming dates 


Tisha B'Av (The 9th of Av)   Bad things historically happen to Israel~ this year it will fall on~ July 25, 2015 

Elul 29 on the Jewish Calendar ~ In the past few decades Elul 29 has spelled a financial collapse or re-set involving the economy via the stock market.  This year it falls on Sunday, September 13, 2015.  If it continues, the stock market will either experience a collapse on Friday, September 11th or Monday, September 14th.  (For America, 9/11) bears more significance, and Monday, September 14th is The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana or Rosh Chodesh).  And the final Blood Moon of this Tetrad occurs on September 28th.  
This will give conspiracy theorists some dates to play with and the rest of us something to watch for - remember, we are instructed to "watch and pray."    

The Abomination

Welcome to those of you who have been following.  I received a telephone call from my brother who had mistakenly thought I'd predicted that Christ was going to return on the first blood moon.  Now I have never predicted such a thing.  One can easily check out what I've said by reviewing my comments on earlier posts in The Fundi Driveby.

I do believe that the rapture (sometimes confused with Christ's second advent)) could take place at any time whereas the 'second advent' will be when Christ returns to Mt. Olivet, Jerusalem to establish a thousand years of peace. That being said, those with a mid-tribulation theory of the rapture have had some influence on my pre-trib "theology."  The reason I say that is the scripture says (2Th 2:3)  "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."  That incident is referred to by Jesus Christ as "the abomination of desolation" in the Bible:

[[Matthew 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 

Mark 13:14  But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 

Dan 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. ]]

We know that in Israel, most of the preparations for the Third Temple have been underway for some time, putting the Bible ahead of the news.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Seven Hebrew Feasts That God Says Are His (Lev. 23:2).

The passover lamb.  When the Hebrews were in bondage in Egypt, a series of 10 plagues came upon the Egyptians because the Pharaoh resisted God.  Prior to the final plague, which was the death of the firstborn in all of the land, God instructed the Hebrews to sacrifice a lamb and place it's blood on the door posts and lintel of each home, and that all the firstborn were to remain in the home. Then death would pass over each home where the blood of the lamb was applied to the door.  That's why it is called "pass over."  As if the finger of God pointed to Christ - John the Baptist introduced Jesus Christ to the world in terms that foreshadowed His death - "And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he (John the baptist) saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 

Lev 23:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

The ‘feasts’ in the above scripture comes from the Hebrew word, “moed” and literally means “appointments”.  Therefore, these are God’s “appointments.”  The way these feasts are kept by Jews significantly point to God’s Redeemer…Jesus Christ.

The Spring Feasts Fulfilled by Jesus Christ

1.    Passover (Pesach) – Lev. 23:5
2.    Unleavened Bread – Lev. 23:6
3.    First Fruits – Lev. 23:12
4.    Pentecost (Shavuot) – Lev. 23:15; Deut. 16:9

The Fall Feasts  To be fulfilled by Jesus Christ

5.    Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah) Lev. 23:23-25
6.    Atonement (Yom Kippur) Lev. 23:26-32
7.    Tabernacles (Sukkot) Lev. 23:33-43

With the full knowledge of his impending crucifixion, Jesus was thinking of others rather than himself when he referred to the spring feasts as opposed to the fall feasts with regard to the great tribulation. He predicted what would come at the end of the age, when the wrath of God would be poured out on the earth.  “For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.  For if they do these (crucify the Son of God) things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” (Luke 23:30)  Ref: – “Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us…     And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?- Rev. 6.

 JESUS personally fulfilled the first four (spring) ‘appointments’ listed in Leviticus 23, it is logical to expect that JESUS will personally fulfill the three final appointments as well, and that is exactly what the bible says.  “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. “

The next appointment on God’s calendar is Trumpets." 

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thess. 4:16, 17.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015 - Passover Third Blood Moon

The amazing thing about this blood moon tetrad is that this is only the eighth blood moon tetrad to fall on Jewish Holy days since the time of Christ.  This marks the third blood moon of the current tetrad.  I was a bit disappointed since I was unable to actually sit on my driveway and watch it because of the cloud cover in my town (hopefully we'll get some rain out of those clouds). None the less I was able to see it televised live on the NASA channel.

The eight blood moon tetrads have each marked historic significance to the tiny nation of Israel. 
Since the first blood moon of this current tetrad we've seen the rise and spread of ISIS, the ebola outbreak in Africa, numerous terrorist attacks including massacres in Tunisia, Kenya, and the fall of Yemen.

We have also witnessed the personal animosity that the POTUS has shown to Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu when he came to America with a warning about negotiations with Israel's sworn enemy, Iran.  I find it strange that President Obama freely talks with Muslim leaders, even inviting members of the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House for Ramadan celebrations, but refuses to speak to Mr. Netanyahu, the leader of America's greatest ally.  While these negotiations were taking place in Switzerland, the Iranian mullahs were crying out, "Death to America." 

While Secretary of State, John Kerry sits at the table with the Iranians hammering out a deal - reminds me of the verse, ( Dan 11:27 )  "And both of them, the kings, shall have in their hearts to do evil, and they will speak lies at one table. But it will not prosper, for the end still shall be at the appointed time."  Time will tell, there is rejoicing in Iran, but concern in Israel. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We are in the middle of the Blood Moon Tetrad.  It has been said that lunar eclipses are not unusual but that four consecutive Blood Moons (Tetrad) that fall on God's feast days are quite rare and always have significance for Israel.  Solar eclipses, on the other hand have significance among gentile nations. 

The total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, 2015 and be visible in Northern Europe.  It will not be seen over the Western US.  It happens on the Jewish New Year for KINGS.  

Interestingly enough a strong Solar storm is bombarding the earth at this writing (March 17, 2015) and the Northern Lights are being seen well below the arctic circle.  Do these events mean that the Messiah is going to return on this date?  I think not.  Could it have no significance at all?  That is possible, but I doubt it.  Israel is having their elections today but the results might not be known for several days who the actual winner is.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  Could it be significant for Northern Europe, where the eclipse will be seen?  We'll find out in three days.   Blessings on you as you watch and pray.