Sunday, 12 April 2020

Resurrection Sunday Salutations

Hello again folks! Today is Resurrection Sunday. It's a time of new beginnings, a time of renewed hope and a time to express our endless gratitude to the LORD Jesus Christ for what He achieved by dying in our place on the cross and in rising from the tomb circa 6th April AD32.

We have so much to be grateful for. Our lives, our families, our home, our jobs, our many blessings. Above all that is that we must never take for granted God's grace or the enormous cost of the True Salvation that He wrought for us while we were still far off.

I'm acutely reminded today of the wonderful if not miraculous way in which the LORD facilitated my flying five (5) day visit to Jerusalem back in late May 2008 with my good friends Bob Mitchell and Bob Waughman whereupon I got to visit the garden tomb and see Golgotha for myself. Almost twelve (12) years later, Bob (Mitchell) stills reminds this writer how often I muttered "I can't believe that I'm here!" in Israel when we talk to each other!

God has blessed me more times than I can remember or count. I've been an awful Christian and very much a prodigal in many ways but I'm still here. As I write this article, I'm welling up with deep thankfulness to the LORD for what He was done for me and what He will yet do with me. In these days of deception and double talk, we should seek the LORD with an unfettered passion and insist on drawing close to Him ... while we still can, for the time of His return is shortening.

"Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near." (Isaiah 55:6)

"Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31)
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Apr-2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Scripture Soundings: To Him Who Overcomes

Hello again folks! I believe that there is a real need for a church (an assembly of believers) that is rooted in the Word and also has a strong emphasis on end times teachings of the LORD Jesus Christ be it specifically in the Book of Revealings (Revelation) or wherever it is referenced not only throughout the Old and New Testaments but also the Book of Enoch et al.

In an age where scripture twisting is prevalent to suit man made doctrines rather than doctrines being firmly established on scriptural precepts, it is often the familiar verses that we need to revisit so that we can return to the core of our faith of which a firm foundation is the promises of God.

Today is the Sabbath, the day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It is indeed a day to rest and ponder the things of the Lord. We read in the second and third chapters of the Book of Revelation that the LORD Jesus Christ had something to say about seven actual, physical churches in what is now Turkey local to the vicinity of the Isle of Patmos where the Apostle John was imprisoned. Many folks have an idea or a theory as to those churches. Some say they are representative of types of churches from the early to the latter days, some say that they are just the churches in existence at that time or a mixture of both. For this writer, what leapt out at me in are the promises that the LORD Jesus Christ makes to each of the churches when it comes to those who overcome (see table above).

The inference is that those who do not overcome this world (remember that James said that friendship with the world is enmity with God) will not receive the promises. In other words: if you stay close and are obedient to the Lord, those promises will apply to you and they will be fulfilled completely. Note that those in Smyrna (the persecuted church) who overcome will not be hurt of the second death (Rev. 2:11) and those in Sardis (the dead church) who overcome will not have their name blotted out from the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5). This flies in the face of the once saved, always saved doctrine that permeates most of the western church nowadays. The same churches (mostly) subscribe to the pre-tribulation rapture theory too so you have larges swathes of Churchianity taking Jesus' sacrifice for granted whilst expecting to be airlifted out of any severe tribulation, not treating sin (disobedience) with the disdain that it should be and, perhaps most importantly, not possessing any fear of the LORD.

 We need to stay close to the LORD Jesus Christ in these trying times to ensure that we continue to overcome whilst exhorting others to do the same. For that very reason, examining oneself is an important prerequisite to taking communion (I Corinthians 11:28). To do anything else is to be a hypocrite. These are humbling and searching words to write with so much falsehood going on in the world (the COVID-19 plandemic being one) and, sadly, in the church at large.

If you take one thing from reading these mere words of mine, please let it be these sevenfold repeated words of the LORD Jesus Christ: "He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches." (Rev. 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:22)

"Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31)
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-Apr-2020

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Concerning COVID-19, Exosomes & Deception

Hello again folks! The current plandemic a.k.a. COVID-19 and its place in eschatological terms is of particular interest to this writer and I'm sure that there will be some rather unpleasant social, economic and spiritual impacts to come as a result of it.

"But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." (Matthew 7:26-28)

Now, have you ever heard of an exosome? It is something that our immune system creates to remove foreign material and toxicity from our bodies. It is not alive and it is therefore not contagious. Look at the characteristics (above) and the microscopic images (below) of some exosomes and the alleged COVID-19 'virus'.
Note that the exosomes on the left are the same as COVID-19. This means that you are not only being told one untruth when the media reports that COVID-19 is a contagious virus (remember it is not alive), you are being told that a vital part of the human immune system is a threat. The only way that it could be passed from person to person is by injection. 

"If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned ... his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’" (Isaiah 33:6)

The LORD Jesus Christ once said that a foolish man (someone who ignores His sayings) who builds his house on a sand (unstable) foundation will see it fall. The principle is that if the root is bad, then so will be the fruit. It has been put on my heart to warn you about this ongoing deception and so I am doing - as should anyone who sees danger approaching. Ask yourself why something created by God to maintain our health and fight off infection is now claimed to be something the opposite. I urge you to investigate this information for yourself and be vigilant.

"Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31)
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)

That's what's on my heart today. Be blessed.

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Apr-2020

Monday, 6 April 2020

Scripture Soundings: Name & Number

Hello again folks! The last two articles posted by this writer have covered the subject matter of new names and numbering. But something occurred to me today regarding those very matters. Isn't it interesting to note that the Lord instituted both the use of names when He brought all manner of beasts and birds for Adam to name (Genesis 2:19-20) and the numbering when the tribes of Israel assembled in the wilderness of Sinai (Numbers 1-2)?

Is it not also interesting to see that the Beast is lining up (sooner that you think) his own system of numbering (Revelation 13:16-17) for many peoples across the world? Satan has always tried to plagiarise and counterfeit the moves of God either by stealth (mixing truth with error) or more obviously (remember Moses versus Jannes and Jambres?). I hear many folks saying these days that they are just a number and not a name and there is a lot of wisdom in that saying as society gravitates towards the dreaded one world government.

As with all things, we should also go back to the original and leave behind the fakes. You not only have a name right now but the LORD Jesus Christ also promises a new name to those who overcome this present darkness. Better than that, He also tells us that the very hairs of your head are numbered! (Matthew 10:30). I know this: I'd rather be numbered by Christ than the devil.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31)
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)

Scripture Soundings: The Cross In The Wilderness Made
Scripture Soundings: What's In A Name?

That's what's on my heart today. Be blessed.

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Apr-2020

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Scripture Soundings: The Cross In The Wilderness Made

Hello again folks! The current virus plandemic has given this writer a little more time to read the Word, study and ponder things of the LORD. I spent a few hours last night looking at correlations between the sons of Yacov (Jacob) listed in Genesis and the tribes detailed in Numbers and the Book of Revealing (Revelation) before I attempted a visualisation of some of my previous notes regarding what the camp of the Israelites looked like in the wilderness years.

Presuming that the tabernacle wasn't a copy of the dome of the Firmament (as some postulate), I've tried to depict the length of each of the four ranks of ox, eagle, lion and man in proportion to each other whilst fixing the width to accommodate text.

What is still so amazing to me is that we find that there was a cross camped at Mount Sinai for a year and throughout the wilderness for 40 years! There is a lot more to be said about the typology, imagery and symbology of this wonderful truth but one cannot help but applaud and praise the LORD in complete awe and worship.

One thing keeps coming to mind as I look upon my diagram and that is that this wondrous cross can only be seen fully from above. Some 3,000+ years ago, the LORD planned this to demonstrate His power and omnipotence to the powers in the heavens, specifically the "prince of this world" (John 12:31) a la "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:12). It should remind believers that whatever we are facing in life, God is still in control and He is working His Perfect Plan. It also reminds Satan and his demonic crew that he is on notice of eviction.

That's what's on my heart today. Be blessed.

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Apr-2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Scripture Soundings: What's In A Name?

Hello again folks! William Shakespeare once wrote famously: "What's in a name?" ... and he was right! Believers in the LORD Jesus Christ who are familiar with the Book of Revealings (Revelation) will doubtless be already aware that those who overcome this world and keep close to their Saviour until their final breath will have a new name to look forward to in eternity ...

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 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

"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. 3:12

Everything about eternity will be new. We can look forward to a new heaven, a new earth, a new body and a new name. Even the LORD Jesus Christ will have a new name! A new name signifies a new direction, a new creation, a new promise and a new life if we go by the biblical accounts of the change in name of Yacov (Jacob) to Israel in the OT and Saul to Paul in the NT. And so it will be one fine day yet future for those who are saved by His grace. Perhaps your new name is written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:13) and not the one currently stated on your birth certificate ...

That's what's on my heart today. Be blessed.

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 04-Apr-2020

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Scripture Soundings: Psalm 148

Hello again folks! The Hebrew word for 'heaven' is shamayim or שָׁמַיִם and it is actually a plural meaning 'heavens' as opposed to 'heaven'. This is an important differentiation especially when we consider the creation account in Genesis and beyond in scripture.

For a long time, I (sadly) took the view espoused by certain well-known creation ministries that the waters of the Noah's Great Flood came largely from the assumed existence and dissolution of a water canopy around a supposed globe/planet. But everything changed when this writer accepted the truth of biblical flat earth cosmology. We read in Psalm 148 verse 4 ...

"Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens."

Do you not find it interesting that this wonder psalm of praise (written well AFTER the flood) tells the reader that the waters above the heavens ARE STILL THERE! I'll leave it there for now ...

That's what's on my heart today. Be blessed.

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 02-Apr-2020