Monday, 30 June 2008
This article is not fantastic; it's gentastic!!! Read on and be blessed .........
INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH - Impact [#384] - by Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. - Here are fourteen natural phenomena which conflict with the evolutionary idea that the universe is billions of years old. The numbers listed below... [usually in the millions of years] are often maximum possible ages set by each process, not the actual ages...
1. Galaxies wind themselves up too fast.
The stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, rotate about the galactic center with different speeds, the inner ones rotating faster than the outer ones. The observed rotation speeds are so fast that if our galaxy were more than a few hundred million years old, it would be a featureless disc of stars instead of its present spiral shape...
2. Too few supernova remnants.
According to astronomical observations, galaxies like our own experience about one supernova... every 25 years. The gas and dust remnants from such explosions... expand outward rapidly and should remain visible for over a million years. Yet the nearby parts of our galaxy in which we could observe such gas and dust shells contain only about 200 supernova remnants. That number is consistent with only about 7,000 years worth of supernovas...
3. Comets disintegrate too quickly.
According to evolutionary theory, comets are supposed to be the same age as the solar system, about five billion years. Yet each time a comet orbits close to the sun, it loses so much of its material that it could not survive much longer than about 100,000 years...
4. Not enough mud on the sea floor.
Each year, water and winds erode about 20 billion tons of dirt and rock from the continents and deposit it in the ocean... The main way known to remove the sediment from the ocean floor is by plate tectonic subduction... According to secular scientific literature, that process presently removes only 1 billion tons per year... If that were so, the rates above imply that the oceans would be massively choked with sediment dozens of kilometers deep. An alternative (creationist) explanation is that erosion from the waters of the Genesis flood running off the continents deposited the present amount of sediment within a short time about 5,000 years ago...
5. Not enough sodium in the sea.
Every year, rivers and other sources dump over 450 million tons of sodium into the ocean. Only 27% of this sodium manages to get back out of the sea each year... If the sea had no sodium to start with, it would have accumulated its present amount in less than 42 million years at today's input and output rates. This is much less than the evolutionary age of the ocean, three billion years...
6. The earth's magnetic field is decaying too fast.
The total energy stored in the earth's magnetic field ("dipole" and "non-dipole") is decreasing with a half-life of 1,465 (± 165) years. Evolutionary theories explaining this rapid decrease, as well as how the earth could have maintained its magnetic field for billions of years are very complex and inadequate...
7. Many strata are too tightly bent.
In many mountainous areas, strata thousands of feet thick are bent and folded into hairpin shapes. The conventional geologic time scale says these formations were deeply buried and solidified for hundreds of millions of years before they were bent. Yet the folding occurred without cracking, with radii so small that the entire formation had to be still wet and unsolidified when the bending occurred. This implies that the folding occurred less than thousands of years after deposition...
8. Biological material decays too fast.
Natural radioactivity, mutations, and decay degrade DNA and other biological material rapidly. Measurements of the mutation rate of mitochondrial DNA recently forced researchers to revise the age of "mitochondrial Eve" from a theorized 200,000 years down to possibly as low as 6,000 years...
9. Fossil radioactivity shortens geologic "ages" to a few years.
Radiohalos are rings of color formed around microscopic bits of radioactive minerals in rock crystals. They are fossil evidence of radioactive decay. "Squashed" Polonium-210 radiohalos indicate that Jurassic, Triassic, and Eocene formations in the Colorado plateau were deposited within months of one another, not hundreds of millions of years apart as required by the conventional time scale...
10. Too much helium in minerals.
Uranium and thorium generate helium atoms as they decay to lead. A study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research showed that such helium produced in zircon crystals in deep, hot Precambrian granitic rock has not had time to escape. Though the rocks contain 1.5 billion years worth of nuclear decay products, newly-measured rates of helium loss from zircon show that the helium has been leaking for only 6,000 (± 2000) years. This is not only evidence for the youth of the earth, but also for episodes of greatly accelerated decay rates of long half-life nuclei within thousands of years ago, compressing radioisotope timescales enormously.
11. Too much carbon 14 in deep geologic strata.
With their short 5,700-year half-life, no carbon 14 atoms should exist in any carbon older than 250,000 years. Yet it has proven impossible to find any natural source of carbon below Pleistocene (Ice Age) strata that does not contain significant amounts of carbon 14, even though such strata are supposed to be millions or billions of years old. Conventional carbon 14 laboratories have been aware of this anomaly since the early 1980s, have striven to eliminate it, and are unable to account for it...
12. Not enough Stone Age skeletons.
Evolutionary anthropologists now say that Homo sapiens existed for at least 185,000 years before agriculture began, during which time the world population of humans was roughly constant, between one and ten million. All that time they were burying their dead, often with artifacts. By that scenario, they would have buried at least eight billion bodies... Yet only a few thousand have been found...
13. Agriculture is too recent.
The usual evolutionary picture has men existing as hunters and gatherers for 185,000 years during the Stone Age before discovering agriculture less than 10,000 years ago. Yet the archaeological evidence shows that Stone Age men were as intelligent as we are. It is very improbable that none of the eight billion people mentioned in item 12 should discover that plants grow from seeds. It is more likely that men were without agriculture for a very short time after the Flood, if at all...
14. History is too short.
According to evolutionists, Stone Age Homo sapiens existed for 190,000 years before beginning to make written records about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Prehistoric man built megalithic monuments, made beautiful cave paintings, and kept records of lunar phases. Why would he wait two thousand centuries before using the same skills to record history? The Biblical time scale is much more likely...
Stand on the Word. It is perfect [Psalm 19:7]. Preach the Word; be instant; be ready always to give an answer for the hope that is in you.
God bless you; God bless Israel ...... KeithJS ... 30-June-2008
Here is an interesting poll being held by the Daily Express here in the UK. Below are the current results for this poll. Remember this poll is still open and the results can change.
If there was a referendum in Britain tomorrow, would you vote to leave the European Union?
Don't know: 0.4%
I'm not sure how long this poll has been going but it does back up the recent figure quoted by those brave souls battling for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty [a.k.a. the EU constitution] that 80% of people in this [previously democratic] country either want said referendum or want out of the EU totally.
The EU Beast is rising and the leaders in this country need prayer to reverse their course. The people of this country need prayer too to reverse their course too; individually; towards Gehenna. Only the blessed; pure blood of the Lamb and the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ can save us [and them].
God bless you; God bless Israel; KJS ... 30-June-2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
I'm off to the Welsh borders tomorrow to have some quality fellowship with good Christian friends. Sometimes you just don't realise how much you need to have your iron sharpened!
Be blessed folks ... and keep reading; bless Israel; bless one another and bless even your enemies! KeithJS ... 28-June-2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
"For, behold, in those days, and IN THAT TIME, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and PARTED MY LAND. And THEY HAVE CAST LOTS FOR MY PEOPLE; and have given a boy for an harlot, a sold a girl for wine, that they might drink." [Joel chapter 3; verses 1-3]
It is interesting that God is promising judgement on those who are intent on parting the land that He covenanted and gave to Abraham and his descendants.
What do we find in recent events? Only that Mr. Sarkozy has told Israel that Jerusalem MUST be divided and shared with the so-called 'palestinians' and that Condaleeza Rice has told Israel MUST NOT build any more settlements in the so-called 'west bank' [or Judea/Samaria as it is correctly called]. This invites judgement from YHWH on the US and the EU.
What is also noteworthy is this scripture:-
"For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and HALF of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city" [Zechariah chapter 14; verse 2]
Jerusalem WILL be parted in the last days and at some point; the HALF not in captivity [Israeli?] will go into captivity. So we cannot stop the Word being fulfilled; but remember that the Lord Jesus Christ told us to read the signs of the times and not be caught out. By either deception or current events. Being alert is a state of mind and one cannot be alert if one is not clued up on the Word and led by Him. Look up for your Redemption is coming nigh!.
Watch as these events come to pass and marvel at God's WORD ... you know the end of the story; it's just the bit between now and then that we have to be alert about!
And as Paul told the Thessalonians; encourage one another with these words!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 26-June-2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened , and have tasted  of the heavenly  gift , and were made partakers  of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted  the good word of God, and the powers  of the world to come, If they shall fall away , to renew  them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” [Hebrews 6:4-6]
 ENLIGHTENED; “photizo” [Strongs: 5461]; “phos” 
to shed rays; to shine; to brighten up; enlighten; illuminate; bring or give light; make to see.
* refer also Ephesians 1:18 *
 TASTED; “geuomai” 
to taste; eat; experience
* refer also Hebrews 2:9; I Peter 2:3 *
 HEAVENLY; “epouranios” ; “epi” ; “ouranos” 
above the sky; celestial; in heaven; high; happiness; power; eternity;
* refer also Hebrews 12:22 *
 GIFT; “dorea” ; “doron” 
gratuity; present; sacrifice; offering; gift
* refer also Ephesians 2:8 *
 PARTAKERS; “metochos” ; “metecho” 
participant; sharer; associate; fellow; partner; belong to; pertain;
take part; use
* refer also Hebrews 3:14 *
 POWERS; “dunamis” ; “dunamai” 
force; miraculous power; miracle; ability; abundance; meaning; might; power; strength; violence; mighty [wonderful] work
* refer also Romans 8:38 *
 FALL AWAY; “parapipto” ; “para” ; “pipto” 
fall aside; apostatize; fall way [fail]; fall down; light on
* refer also Romans 11:11-12  *
 RENEW; “anakainizo” ; “ana” ; “kainos” 
to restore; renew
* refer also Romans 12:2  *
The question of "once saved; always saved" is addressed here; in my own personal opinion. Even what "once saved; always saved" itself needs defining before one goes any further.
The ultimate answer to this is found in John chapter 15; which I will paraphrase thus: Stay in the Vine and you'll stay Mine; drop off the Vine and you'll be in the wine[press] of God's wrath.
Be alert; be watchful; be sober[minded]; do not be deceived; love one another; praise the Lord!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 25-June-2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
"IS THE EUROPEAN UNION A TRUE DEMOCRACY?
Is it not about time that the European Union realises that 'no' means 'no'?
Even before the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty had been officially announced, the EU was already drawing up contingency plans for how it would drag Europe - kicking and screaming if it had to - into a superstate. The President of the Commission claims that the vote was 'not against the EU'. What does Jose Manuel Barroso think it was against?
The EU plans to continue to ratify the treaty, despite the Irish rejection. They claim that Ireland represents only one per cent of the EU's population and it would thus not be democratic to stall the process. Some might argue that the Irish were the only one per cent that the EU consulted. As it has been for so long, democracy is only utilised by the EU when it serves the purposes of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels and Strasbourg.
One particularly preposterous argument they made was that the turnout [53.4%] was too low to be democratic. It seems deliciously ironic, then, that the European Parliament - their most democratic institution - enjoys a turnout constantly below 50%. In Slovakia, their turnout was 17%. I can't say I heard the Europhiles complaining in that instance.
Doubtless the European Commission will try to contrive some other method of sneaking the Lisbon Treaty in. The effects of the Lisbon Treaty will be irrevocable as they are long lasting. the self-amending clause contained within allows the EU to make fundamental changes to our constitution without even pretending to consult the people. We should be pleased about the result of the Irish referendum, but we're certainly not out of the woods yet."
The Bible says that the EU will morph into the beast empire of the antichrist. It's not a question of IF but WHEN and HOW SOON. Like the parable of the ten virgins; we need to be alert, have oil in our lamps and be ready when it all goes down [whether or not you believe with all your heart in a pre-tribulation rapture]. Top priority is reaching the lost and taking every opportunity that presents itself to us to publish the True gospel [while we still can].
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 24-June-2008
Instruments of Ratification
Ratification is the formal expression by a State of its consent to be bound by a treaty which it has earlier signed. [Acceptance and approval are other terms having the same effect]. Accession is the means by which a State which cannot sign a multilateral treaty [usually because no more signatures are allowed] can consent to be bound by it. Before a State becomes bound by a treaty, it must ensure that its domestic laws enable it to implement that treaty.
The act of ratification [or acceptance, approval or accession] consists, in the case of a multilateral treaty, of the deposit of a formal document with the depositary of the treaty. In the case of a bilateral treaty, ratification consists of the exchange of such documents. But, for almost all bilateral treaties, the ceremonial exchange of ratification instruments has now been replaced by the mutual notification of the 'completion of internal procedures'.
For multilateral treaties, instruments of ratification [or acceptance, approval or accession] must be deposited with the State or international organisation which is the depositary of the treaty.
Bilateral treaties, if they do not enter into force on signature, usually provide for entry into force when the Contracting States have notified each other that all initial procedures required for entry into force of the treaty have been completed. These requirements may for example be legislation or laying the treaty before Parliament. Notification takes the form of a brief Note to inform the other party that the necessary procedures have been completed.
Such bilateral treaties usually come into force on the date of the second Note. But in some cases the treaty provides for entry into force to be, for instance, thirty days later. In such cases, it is good practice to specify the actual date of entry into force in the Reply.
Bilateral treaties are still occasionally brought into force by the exchange of instruments of ratification. The treaty can only come into force once this has been done, but the actual date of entry into force is determined by the provisions of the treaty. If a treaty has been signed in London, the exchange of instruments usually takes place in the capital of the other State. Similarly, if the treaty has been signed overseas, the exchange usually takes place in London.
When instruments of ratification are exchanged, a Certificate of Exchange [sometimes referred to as a Proces-verbal or Protocol] is signed in order to record the date on which the exchange took place.
Hope this helps.
God bless ... KeithJS ... 24-June-2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Today I would like to share this prophecy given over ten  years ago [on my 30th birthday!] by Mr. David Noakes at a Moriel conference. I write this because when you re-read these words and then you take into account the mushrooming word-faith heresy; the prosperity gospel; kingdom now theology; replacement theology; 'Toronto'; 'Pensacola'; the emerging church; the Book of Miracles [as promoted heavily by Oprah Winfrey] et al and now Todd Bentley ... then you can only draw one conclusion about [a] the prophecy and [b] the prophet. In these days of burgeoning false prophets as predicted by the Lord; it is good to know that there is always a remnant [the Gideon few] who won't bow their knee to Baal. The True Church needs discernment like this and not the people-pleasing pop psychology that passes for 'a word from the Lord' these days. We need True Watchmen!!! I'll get off my soapbox now and leave you with this ... read it and weep:-
Prophecy given by David Noakes at Moriel Conference "New Beginnings"; Saturday 1st November 1997
"What you are now seeing is not the first wave of deception that is to come, nor will it be the last. Satan is establishing an increasingly strong and broad power base in the churches of your nation in order to draw my people away after false hopes of a cheap and illusory glory of the flesh in this age. Do not look to the men who seem to be the principal instruments of the deception. [I believe that is principally the false prophets who are going around]. They are false prophets who come and go like shooting stars. Their judgement is in my hand and I will execute it in its season. They prophesy by Baal but I will surely vindicate my own Holy Name.
Be concerned rather with the faithless shepherds of the flocks of my people. For an illusion of glory and success they sell the sheep of my pasture into the hand of the deceiver. False and deluded, they do not know my voice, for they do not reverence my Word. Puffed up with selfish ambition and vainglory, they lead my people into false ways. Thinking that they see in their blindness, they lead those who trust them into a ditch. They are as the Pharisees of old who love the places of honour and the applause of men, and they gain it at the expense of leading gullible men and women into ways which have an appearance of light but are in truth are a highway into deepest darkness.
Beware of such men. False shepherds and blind guides, my flock. Surely I will require an accounting at their hands for the blood of those who are being misled into the ways of death. For it is they who encourage the false prophets, and import the doctrines of demons into the midst of my sheepfold. My anger burns hotly against them and surely if they do not soon repent I will give them up to the hardness of their heart and there will be no returning for them when that point has been reached.
Do not trust the compromisers who seek to draw together and reconcile that which cannot be reconciled; who seek to find a middle way. Surely between light and darkness there is no middle way, but only an abyss of confusion and bewilderment.
This wave of deception will recede and with it those who now falsely prophesy. But the false shepherds amongst my people will remain as a danger, ready to grasp hold of the next wave when it comes, for surely it will do so. Each wave will be deadlier than the last and will attract more of those whose feet are not firmly grounded on the rock of my Word. Through the deception my hand will be at work. I will refine and separate those who will not bow the knee to Baal from those who do not love the truth. I will have a refined remnant who will be my true voice to this nation and through their testimony I will bring in a harvest from the lost world but only those who hold to the truth and walk in my Spirit will be used in that purpose.
I will judge the faithless shepherds who seek their own ambitions and the adulation of men. They will go their own way to destruction, but I will appoint other shepherds for my people; men whom I am even now preparing in hidden places, walking unseen paths. They will be of humble and contrite spirit, repentant of heart and walking in awe of their God and in deep reverence of his Word.
Surely in the last days I will keep a people for myself who are true to me and will shine like the stars of heaven in the increasing darkness and turn many to the way of righteousness and salvation.
Contend for the faith steadfastly. Do not strive with those who will not hear, but declare my truth patiently and perseveringly. Expose the strategies of the adversary. Blow the trumpet of warning, that those who have ears may hear, but leave the results to me.
Pray that the deaf may hear. Pray that the blind shepherds may yet see. But remember that it is only my Spirit which convicts of sin and guilt and of judgement to come.
The task of the watchman is to warn. If you will fulfil that task you will have served your master well."
WATCHMEN REQUIRED: APPLY WITHIN!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-June-2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
The process of ceding our constitution to EU 'Beast' as the Bible calls it [and UKIP!] is not complete until the "instruments of ratification" are deposited in ROME! [not Strasbourg or Brussels].
This is yet another proof that the EU is the revived Roman Empire prophesied long ago by Daniel and detailed in the Book of Revelation [or 'book of unveiling' in the original Greek].
The EEC effectively started with the Treaty of Rome. This morphing EU 'Babylon' is, in part, a Roman Catholic vessel to regain Europe for the pope [England is still called 'Mary's Dowry] ... just like jihad is the tool for islam to regain its lost territory for allah. There are so many parallels between these two 'religions' [I'll cover this in another blog soon].
Do not be deceived! Be alert! JOHN 3:16!!!
KJS ... 20-June-2008
Iraq - Update Newsletter from Barnabas Fund:
 in neighbouring countries
Overcrowding, poverty and dire living conditions are often the lot of those refugees who manage to reach the safety of neighbouring countries such as Syria and Jordan. While the Iraqi government reports that the number of refugees returning from Syria is increasing, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) denies this. Rather, according to the UNHCR, there are still an estimated 60,000 Iraqis who are being forced to leave their homes every month because of continuing violence. Also, around two-thirds of those who do return do so only because they are unable to find work or because their residency permit cannot be renewed. Especially for Christian refugees, returning to Iraq means returning to persecution and sometimes even death. The few Christians who have dared to return find things are still worse for them in Iraq than in the country they had fled to.
 in the West
A small proportion of Iraqi Christians have found refuge in Western countries such as Sweden, the most welcoming European country for Iraqi refugees. From 2003 to 2007 Sweden has granted full refugee status to almost 25,000 Iraqi refugees, many of them Christians. This figure stands in stark contrast to only 260 Iraqi refugees who were granted refugee status in the UK in the same time period; another 2,680 Iraqi refugees were given leave to remain in the UK. The US only admitted just over 1,600 Iraqis in the fiscal year 2007, remaining well below the initial 7,000 target. However, this year Sweden has started to close its doors to Iraqi refugees as it does not have the capacity to continue helping such a large number. Migration courts decided last year that Iraq was no longer a war zone, which means that asylum is not granted automatically any more. Rather, people have to prove that they are in grave personal danger. The Swedish government has urged the other EU countries and the US to do their part to help alleviate the Iraqi refugee crisis.
May the Lord bless Sweden for their efforts and turn the hearts of our government here in the UK to bless not only Israel but open the doors to receive true refugees [Are not these persecuted Christians of Iraq in that class?]; not 'economic' refugees from the EU or other refugees from notable islamic countries.
KeithJS ... 20-June-2008
** High Court urges EU treaty delay **The High Court urges ministers to delay ratifying the EU Treaty until it rules on a legal bid to force a UK referendum. Have a look at this:-
Ask yourself why our government is so willing to avoid the opinion of its citizens. Keep praying and spreading the word folks ...it ain't over 'til it's over! Why not add your name to this petition while you're at it:-
[from Nigel Boatman] ... obviously you have a concern for the state of this nation and the Parliamentary process, thus I am forwarding this email to you for your action. It is important we do sign and request as many as possible to do so. Do you know that the Lisbon Treaty will provide an EU President who will be unelected by the peoples of Europe; that the Lisbon treaty and EU and the President, once the Bill is ratified and can change it retrospectively without referring back to the nation states and the people of Europe; do you know it was deliberately written in vague language so that we would not understand the content. And more! That is one reason the Irish rejected it, they would not agree to say 'Yes' to something they did not know the content of. Yet our government, with a Prime Minister put into office by his own party, yet not by the will of the nation, insists on pushing this through.
Take 30 Seconds To Make Gordon Brown Listen
Last Friday the people of Ireland voted to reject the Lisbon Treaty.But politicians across Europe are refusing to accept the result. They arrogantly insist that the Treaty must go ahead anyway. Despite the no vote, the UK Government is planning to carry on regardless, and ratify the Treaty in the House of Lords on Wednesday.This is part of an attempt to isolate and bully the people of Ireland.Please take 30 seconds to send a message to Gordon Brown by signing the petition on the Downing Street website. Tell Gordon to respect the verdict of the Irish people - and drop the Treaty.
Remember that there is already an EU law to ban people criticizing the EU!! Use this God-given opportunity while you have the freedom to register your view[s].
God bless you ... and God bless Israel too ... KJS ... 20-June-2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Despite the rejection of the EU constitution by the French and Dutch in 2004 and the blessed Irish in 2008 [even though it was disguised as the 'Lisbon Treaty']; and despite the near 80% desire of citizens of the UK to have a Referendum on the said constitution and even our membership of the EU; Gordon Brown has broken the Labour party promise at the last General Election and has forced the Lisbon Treaty onto our statute book and it will be probably be given Royal Assent today. Even more interesting is the low key coverage on the TV news last night here in the UK ... contrast that with the coverage of the victorious 'No' victory in the republic of Ireland last Thursday. We read [from BBC News web-site; 18-June-2008]:-
UK parliament approves EU treaty
The UK has effectively ratified the EU's reform treaty - despite the decision by Irish voters to reject it. A last-ditch Tory bid to delay the process for four months was defeated by a margin of 93, and peers later gave the EU Amendment Bill a third reading. Royal Assent is expected within 24 hours, as EU leaders are set to meet in Brussels to discuss the crisis caused by the Irish "No" vote. The PM says the treaty must be ratified by all 27 EU states to be accepted. During the Lords debate four protesters were removed from the public gallery after voicing their demands for a referendum.
'Respect for the Irish'
A woman was taken away shouting: "It's a democracy." She was followed by three more protesters, at intervals, demanding a referendum. Earlier, Gordon Brown dismissed a call by Conservative leader David Cameron to declare the Lisbon Treaty "dead" after the Irish rejection of it. The prime minister said he respected the Irish people's referendum vote, but the Irish government had asked for more time to discuss what to do in the wake of its outcome. "Just as we have respect for the Irish, we should have respect for the other countries that are processing the treaty and ratifying the treaty as well," he said. "And perhaps we should also have respect for this House, which has also voted for ratification of the treaty." Mr Cameron hit back that he did not understand why Mr Brown could not bring himself to say the treaty was "dead". "This is not a treaty that Britain wanted or needed," he said. "It's a treaty you were so ashamed of you had to sign it in a room all on your own."
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso thanked the British government for its "constant support" for the new treaty - and he urged all other EU states who have yet to approve the document to continue the process despite Ireland's no-vote. "I believe the new treaty will make the EU more effective, democratic and stronger on the global stage," he said. "The treaty of Lisbon has now been approved by 19 member states. "I call on all of those that have not ratified the Treaty to continue the ratification process." The bill finally cleared the Commons in March after 14 days of debate in which 29 Labour rebels backed a Tory referendum bid. That was rejected by a majority of 63 after Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg ordered his MPs to abstain - an order ignored by 13 of his number who voted in support of the Tory measure. A second Tory attempt by peers to force the government to hold a referendum was defeated by 280 votes to 218. But the issue was reignited when the Irish voted against the treaty in a referendum last week. Foreign Secretary David Miliband warned that failure to ratify the Lisbon Treaty would leave the UK in "limbo" and would be a "crazy" way to seek influence in Europe.
Shadow foreign secretary William Hague said there was "no democratic mandate" to press ahead with ratification and urged ministers against doing so. In the Lords, the Tories insisted a delay would allow time to consider the "changed circumstances" caused by the Irish rejection of the treaty. Lord Howell said it was "crystal clear" that Parliament would have to take account of any changes to the legislation that might be required as a result of the Irish "No". But ex-European commissioner Lord Richard argued: "If we pass this bill, our position becomes clear. If we don't, it will remain imprecise. It would be ludicrous now to refrain from completing our job." Lords leader Baroness Ashton of Upholland said a four month delay made no sense and would send the wrong signals, putting pressure on the Irish.
WHAT TO DO???
I have two suggestions to make; the first ... is that you don't ever forget how your country's sovereignty was given away without your say [the word 'treason' comes to mind]; the second ... the next and maybe only chance that you will have to register your disapproval or opinion on the EU constitution a.k.a. the 'Lisbon Treaty' will be the 2009 European parliamentary elections. May I suggest that you vote for NEITHER of the 'big three' [Labour; Conservative; Lib Dem] but vote for independent candidates &/or political parties who love their country and want us out of the EU.
To those of you who have and continue to send in their postcard pleas to the Queen; I say ... carry on ... while we still can. God bless the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland [while it still exists]... may she return to the Lord and stand side by side with Israel ... before it's too late.
KJS ... 19-June-2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Take a look at these two photographs. Just in case you are wondering where this hotel is ... don't ... it's a house!!! It is owned by the family of Sheikh Zayed al Nahyan, the former president of the United Arab Emirates [UAE] and ruler of Abu-Dhabi.
Now for the car .. this Audi A8 in silver was made for a sheikh ... it isn't silver in colour; IT IS MADE OUT OF SILVER!!!
I'm not sure what the Quran says about wealth but I do know a little of what the Bible says:-
On one hand ... "There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God." [Ecclesiastes 2:24]
On the other hand ... "Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, You lack yet one thing: go sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and [then] you shall have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me." [Luke 18:22]
It's about balance me thinks.
In the wake of the Indonesian Tsunami on 26-Dec-04; it was interesting to see that the hated West, the enemy of islam ["the great satan" - as the USA is often called] led the charge in terms of aid and relief but the oil rich arab states didn't, pro-rata, employ the same capital in helping their fellow muslims.
While we are here on this earth; helping widows and orphans, blessing others, loving our enemies etc. so that the world sees Christ in us should be our priority. Yes, God does bless materially but He is a Spirit and the best wealth is spiritual; is located in heaven and lasts forever!
One final word from the Lord's brother [James the Apostle]:-
"Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. You have heaped treasure together for the last days." [James 5:3]
We are definately in those "last days"
May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you today ... KeithJS ... 18-June-2008
Those of you who know their Bible prophecy know that the EU is the revived Roman empire or the "Beast" as foretold by the prophet Daniel and John in the Book of Revelation.
If you want a clue on how the North American Union; the African Union etc. will also develop, then watch this documentary. You can watch this excellent 20 minute expose and see future history; how we are all losing our national sovereignty to the EU superstate and how the Beast empire [ala the 4th Reich] is growing.
This DVD is a good door opener to witness to the 100% reliability of the Word; how the Bible relates to current/future events and why everyone needs Salvation in Yeshua. If you would like a copy, FREE OF CHARGE, please add a comment to this particular blog with your contact details.
God bless you this 18th day of June 2008 ... KeithJS
Have a look at what is on the radar especially with regard to dealings with Armenia, Slovakia and Ukraine [EU expansion].
Have a look at how Gordon Brown is steamrollering us into the EU machine; how lobbyists are going to be registered and [eventually] monitored.
Have a look at how the Mediterranean Union is coming along; especially with France at the helm from July-08 [note my friend Bob Mitchell's study on Nicolas Sarkozy's roots - could he be the antichrist?]. Think on Biblical prophecy regarding the [EU] Beast and the nations predicted by Daniel; Ezekiel and the writer of Psalm 83 that will come against Israel. It's all happening folks!
Armenian foreign minister visits EU in Brussels
The foreign minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, is scheduled to visit the EU in Brussels. At 10:00 he is due to meet the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana.
European Parliament debates Slovakia joining euro
The European Parliament is scheduled to hold a plenary session in Strasbourg. The agenda is due to include adoption by Slovakia of the single currency on 1 January 2009.
Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko meets EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Brussels
The prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, is scheduled to meet the EU high representative for the common foreign and security policy, Javier Solana, in Brussels. The meeting takes place at 11:00, and comes ahead of the European Council summit which takes place on 19-20 June 2008.
European council summit takes place in Brussels with heads of state and government
A European Council summit is scheduled to take place in Brussels, coming at the end of the Slovenian presidency of the EU. Heads of state or government from the 27 EU member states are due to attend. Leaders had been due to discuss the implementation of the new EU constitutional treaty, under which a new post of President of the Council would be created, along with an EU foreign minister. However, in a referendum in Ireland on 12 June, the treaty was rejected. It is widely seen as more or less indentical to the former EU constitution, which was rejected by French and Dutch voters. EU leaders at the summit are expected to discuss a way forward for the EU in the light of the referendum result. The European Commission and some EU leaders, in particular French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German chancellor Angela Merkel, have called for the ratification process to continue in the remaining EU countries. However, the Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, whose EU presidency begins on 1 January 2009, said it was a dead document. He added that the Irish No vote represents a "victory for freedom and reason over artificial elitist projects and European bureaucracy." So far, parliaments in 18 EU member states have approved the Lisbon treaty. The UK has also indicated it would proceed with the document's ratification. On 19th June British prime minister Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy are expected to meet over lunch to discuss the future of treaty. M Sarkozy is expected to receive assurances from his British partner that the ratification in London will finish by the end of the week, as planned.
European Commission launches register of lobbyists in Brussels
The European Commission is scheduled to launch a voluntary register of lobbyists. It is aimed at shedding light on who lobbyists represent and how much they spend on trying to influence policy in areas from the environment to transport, energy and financial services that directly affect 490 million citizens in the 27 nation bloc.
France takes over EU presidency
France is scheduled to take up the presidency of the European Union. It holds it until 31 December 2008.
Mediterranean Union launched in Paris with heads of state
Under an initiative by France, a grouping of states bordering the Mediterranean Sea, called the Mediterranean Union, is scheduled to be launched at a summit meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. However, the establishment of the Mediterranean Union is still to be finalised, pending endorsement from the European Union. Currently, a number of EU states oppose the French initiative, in particular Germany, claiming that if the EU contributes funds to the grouping then the whole EU should become members, not only European countries which border the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, countries that support Turkey's bid to join the EU such as United Kingdom and Poland are worried that the Mediterranean Union is being used to prevent Turkey from joining the EU.
Interesting times indeed. KJS ... 18-June-2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Hello again folks. You know- I am so blessed to have family in Israel and some Jewish roots. My cousin sent me an interesting email that she has just received and thought that I'd like to have a look at it. What is interesting is that the people of the USA, Canada and Israel are starting to, bit by bit, see the danger they are in from islam and the nations surrounding them [read Psalm 83]. One of these days I shall publish the 'Edmonton Revelation' as told by Avi Lipkin [a.k.a. Victor Mordecai].
It appears that Americans and Canadians are indeed having their eyes opened about what is really going on. Here is the text of the email:-
"There is a very good reason to be concerned, don't you think? Pictures from London ~ this is beyond scary.. These pictures are of Muslims marching through the streets of London during their recent "Religion of Peace Demonstration". Why would anyone think that we should be at war with such nice, peaceful Muslims?! Americans need to know - You need to forward this one to everyone in your address book! These Pictures tell it all! Muslims have stated that England will be the first country they take over! These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian Friend who thought Americans ought to know! We should all know!!!"
I'm not sure whether these pictures are recent or not; If they are not recent; then the truth is only filtering through now. The issue basically is this: islam is a religion of conquest [you are either muslim or infidel/dhimmi] intent on taking over Europe, the West and the rest; it seeks the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. True Christianity is a religion of mission [you receive the Gospel and decide - freely; for yourself - what to do] that recognizes it's Jewish/Hebraic roots. Contrast the above photographs above with the Words of Yeshua:-
"You have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love your neighbour, and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" [Matthew 5:43-44]
Europe/Eurabia is ceding to islam gradually and so will our North American friends unless we in the West return to the Lord; repent and turn our hearts to bless Israel. Islam's jihad or struggle is to win back the lands they lost [i.e. Israel; Spain et al] and gain the whole world for their moon god, allah.
I strongly recommend that you study the beliefs, tenets and goals of islam - forewarned is forearmed. Muslims need Messiah Yeshua too! [see previous blog]. No need to say anything more about this today me thinks.
God bless ... Keith JS ... 17-June-2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Well, I've just watched a wonderful 26 minute long [or short!] film on a website called 'More Than Dreams' about a man called Khalil, who much like Saul, had his Damascus Road experience.
I encourage you to find half an hour to watch this film and be encouraged and excited at what the Lord is doing in the islamic world. If you do watch it, you could even ask Him what He wants you to do about it!
Please click this link and then select 'Watch this video':-
Being as we in the west are abandoning the nation of Israel, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our sovereignty and True Christianity ... then maybe the Lord is casting His net elsewhere where His Word is revered and honoured; not ignored and blasphemed.
Meanwhile, the Laodicean church is the west is welcoming new age deception, modern marketing techniques, worldly materialism et al and is complacent at best.
Thanks to my friend Marian for showing this film to me today. And thanks to Chris Richards of the Protestant Alliance, who delivered an excellent message today at Beit Baruch in Rugeley on Matthew 16:13-19.
Pray for the [shalom] peace of Jerusalem ... pray for the salvation of Jew and gentile alike ... including muslims ... and pray for those in government. Above all be alert ... test all things ... prove all things ... the night is coming folks.
God bless .. Keith ... 15-June-2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Greetings friends ... I wanted to show you something today to show a contrast; two diametrically opposed views.
The top photograph is from a Roman Catholic church called 'La Iglesia de Santa María' [The Church of Saint Mary] in the hilltop village of Mojacar, Spain. In this 'church' there are more statues and idols to Mary than even the Lord Jesus Christ. Any there are plenty of visitors paying her homage.
The bottom photograph is an empty tomb in Jerusalem, originally part of the funeral plan of one Joseph of Arimathea nearly 2,000 years ago but ultimately used for the short-lived burial of one Jesus of Nazareth, the son of devout, meek Jewish lady called Mary [Miriam].
The top photograph is the latest and greatest manifestation in a long line of false religion originating with Nimrod; Semiramis and Babylon. It blasphemes the One True God and the lovely Jewish lady Mary [a sinner like the rest of us] who, after her Son's death was looked after by a nice Jewish guy named John; and died sometime later.
The bottom photograph clearly shows that the occupier is no longer is residence. He is Risen indeed having been crucified and having been buried. He died for the sin of all including you, me and Mary. He died once and for all. He is returning soon too for His own.
The top photograph is of an entity called the 'Queen of heaven' not the poor Jewish mother of Jesus of Nazareth. She leads and beckons honest and deceived people alike to hell and says that you need her and Jesus' help to gain salvation on a week by week basis provided you pay for or earn enough brownie points here or in a halfway house called 'purgatory'.
The Living Risen Lord Jesus Christ, Who once was laid to rest in this very tomb, took our place on the cross and defeated death before ascending to the right hand of the Father is still there beckoning all to True Salvation. He doesn't want anyone to perish but the idol in the top photograph does.
The idol in the the top photograph has 'her' head surrounded by 12 stars. Just like the european flag. Exactly like the european flag. They are, to some degree, one and the same. One religious, one political. Both are Babylon. Both are prophesied in the Book of Revelation. As is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why not check it out for yourself or ask a knowledgeable Christian???
You will see not only Who Jesus Christ is, but also the truth about the EU [a.k.a. the revived Roman Empire]; the Roman Catholic 'church'; what is going to happen in the not-too-distant future and where will True Christians and non-Christians finally end up.
I used to be a draughtsman and on the border of every drawing that I produced was this statement: "IF IN DOUBT, ASK"
I think that I will finish here.
God Bless you; God Bless Israel ... Keith JS .. 14-June-2008
Friday, 13 June 2008
If David Davis felt led to do what he has done; I have a challenge to all of our MP's.
If we, the people of GB and Northern Ireland, are denied our 'promised' referendum on the Lisbon Treaty [a.k.a. the EU Constitution or whatever 'fudge' the EU come up with next] ... how many of our MP's are as passionate enough as Mr. Davis about this issue and retaining/regaining the sovereignty of this country so as to resign their seat and fight a by-election on that basis???
You can guess how many. But life is full of surprises!
Blessings .. KeithJS ... 13-June-2008
Against all odds. Despite EU funded propaganda. The people of Ireland have not been intimidated by EU threats or believed all that propaganda; they have indeed used their God given free will and intelligence.
And saved the bacon of all of us here in the UK.
And it wasn't all that close after all ... 45% for and 55% against.
God has indeed answered prayer here in Britain and in the Emerald Island.
We owe Eire a debt of gratitude and more importantly God a prayer of thanksgiving.
Watch the EU squirm their way around this one folks.
You can't stop prophecy being fulfilled but you can influence whether the UK will figure directly or indirectly in the coming Tribulation judgements. All we all need to do now is to turn our attention to supporting Israel and then some of the curses raining down on this country may be stayed.
Enjoy this good news and keep on praying for Britain to return to the Lord.
God Bless ... yippee!!! ... amen ... KeithJS ... 13-June-2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Have a listen to the lyrics.
KeithJS ... 12-June-2008
Bob is right in what he says about true revival. I would like to say this as an addendum:-
He [Yeshua] is our righteousness. Our own righteousness is as filthy rags [literally a dirty menstrual cloth - Isaiah 64:6]. We must stay in the True Vine.
When you are born anew; righteousness is IMPUTED to you.
As you walk with the Lord in obedience; righteousness is IMPARTED to you.
It's a lifelong process.
Thanks to Bob for being a watchman on the walls in these days of deception.
God bless ... Keith ... 12-June-2008
[b] This is moi at the Wailing Wall with my cardboard kippa. Not a religious 'experience' per se ... but I really felt a deep connection with this place.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
In other words, if God changes his ordinances [custom, manner, ordinance, site, statute] then Israel will cease from being a nation [people] before Him. Since Yeshua is God the Son; and He is the Alpha & Omega; the aleph & tax; the same - yesterday, today and forever - and the Lord says Himself that He does not change; then we can draw only one conclusion ... Israel Forever!!! Amen!!!
Please read before viewing picture; it's worth it!
A picture began circulating in November. It should be 'The Picture of the Year,' or perhaps, 'Picture of the Decade.' It won't be. In fact,unless you obtained a copy of the US paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.
The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, 'Hand of Hope.' The text explaining the picture begins, 'The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.'
Little Samuel's mother said they 'wept for days' when they saw the picture. She said, 'The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person. Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.
Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome....incredible....and hey, pass it on. The world needs to see this one!
Don't let anyone tell you our God isn't an awesome God!!!!!
KJS ... 11-June-2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Despite all the weight of EU funded government hype and most of the mainline political parties falling in line with their Brussels masters; it appears that there has been a late surge for the 'no' vote camp.
Despite the threat that all will not go well for Ireland if they vote 'no' [so much for democracy!] by Monsieur Baruso.
Given also that none of the 'big 3' parties here in the UK will even attempt a referendum on the EU Constitution [otherwise known as the Lisbon Treaty]; the Irish people should be commended; as should the Dutch and French back in 2004.
The 'Beast' that the EU will become is flexing its muscles but, Praise God, some people are still using their God-given intelligence.
Quite a few Christians in Britain are praying and intercessing that we [Britain] don't get sucked into the EU superstate, the Euro, losing our sovereignty etc. but that we stay as we are at the very least.
Yes, you can't stop Bible prophecy from being fulfilled but ... if Britain repents and returns to the Lord, maybe the LORD will have mercy on us and His end time plan will exclude us [directly at least] from some of the coming judgments prophesied to occur on the Beast empire of antichrist.
You never know. Will we ever re-discover the power of prayer and intercession??? Remember that Paul commanded us to pray for those in government.
Repentance, Forgiveness then Blessing.
This applies nationally as well as personally.
Let's also pray that this country starts standing with Israel too. Before its too late.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
We've been back now from Mojacar in Almeria [Andalucia], Spain for a couple of days now and I've been back from Israel seems like for ages! I've got so much to tell you, and hopefully bless and encourage you with, especially from the land of the King.
When we were in Mojacar, we had one 'bad' day of cloudy weather but the Lord used it to show me a 'good' lesson.
Right now there is a 'Moors and Christians' festival taking place there [remember that Spain is one of those lands previously under the yoke of islam and it is thus on their list of lands to re-conquer for allah - as is Israel].
I could say a lot more but I want to just focus on this pictorial tutorial today! Look at the topmost photograph. It is the symbolism used to promote the 'Moros y Christianos' festival.
Note that the emblem for the True Religion of biblical Christianity is the cross and the symbol for the Moors or islam is not the crescent moon you see on all mosques but the sword. This reminds me of the wise words of Mr. Avi Lipkin a.k.a. Victor Mordecai:-
"Bring them [muslims] to the Lord or they will bring you to the sword".
This is the ultimate definition of the difference between world's two major 'religions'. One involves mission, sacrificial love and the One True God meeting us; the other involves conquest, bondage and man trying to reach the moon-god allah [who would therefore have been a creation on day 4 anyway!!!].
Not only do we need to reach the Jews for Jesus; there is a mission field [and quite rightly so] to reach Arabs and muslims for Jesus too. Both are going to hell without Messiah Yeshua.
The night before I left Israel for home; I watched the DVD documentary "Forbidden Peace" [Jews for Jesus; 2004] and I was moved when I considered how previous enemies in the world became brothers and sisters in Yeshua. The only true peace deal and real reconciliation [not the forthcoming false one of a man under antichrist] is in Jesus; to the Jew first and then the Greek.
There really is nothing new under the Son ... eternal life in Yeshua or eternal death in Hades.
We don't need any more motivation do we???
God Bless ... KeithJS ... 08-June-2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
I have a few copies of a DVD produced by the Independence and Democracy Group at the EU parliament in Brussels entitled "Remote Control - How the EU controls your life".
Those of you who know their Bible prophecy know that the EU is the revived Roman empire or the "Beast" as foretold by the prophet Daniel and John in the Book of Revelation.
If you want a clue on how the North American Union; the African Union etc. will develop, then watch this documentary.
You can watch this excellent 20 minute expose and see future history .. how we are all losing our national sovereignty to the EU superstate and how the Beast empire [ala the 4th Reich] is growing and how the appearance of the antichrist is therefore not too far away [it's a good bet that he is living and breathing and readying himself at this very moment].
As with "Honest Men"; it's a good door opener for me [and I believe that it would be for others too] to witness to the 100% reliability of the Word; how the Bible relates to current/future events and why everyone needs Salvation [Yeshua].
If you would like a copy, free of charge, please add a comment to this particular blog with your contact details or email me on email@example.com
Please could you also pray for Iraqi Christians suffering under intense persecution from adherents to that so-called religion of peace known as islam, who are ending up in refugee camps in Jordan and Syria with nothing but the clothes on their back.
God bless you this 6th day of June 2008 ... Keith
Thursday, 5 June 2008
So much travelling in the last two weeks to Israel and Spain and so much more to publish.
Many thanks to those who faithfully look me up. Every hit is an encouragement!!!
And God bless those who add their comments too!
Need a good nights sleep and just a half day @ work tomorrow and then it's all systems go.
God Bless ... Keith ... 05-June-2008
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Tomorrow I return to England; and while I´ve been here in southern Spain I´ve been reading a very good book that I would like to recommend to you guys.
It was sent to me by my friend Derek Rous, head of Prayer for Israel and Testimony to Israel.
My wife Julie has read it too and found it easy but challenging reading.
The book is entitled "Ready For His Return?" by Ray Borlase [former head of Intercessors for Britain]. It was published in 2007 by Thankful Books @ 6.95GBP each; the ISBN number is 978-1-905084-13-5.
On another subject; don´t be fooled by the speeches of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton today singing the praises of Israel ... the antichrist will do this too, set up a peace treaty and break it after 36 months. The flattery of Israel by all big name US politicians is big sport! but it is small compared to those who plot the downfall of Israel.
Read Psalm 83
KJS ... 04-June-2008
Why do I mention this? The lyrics back then and now ring true. Even in the fallen world there is still a faint awareness of what is really going on... that all is not well .. that things are being manipulated by a few, power hungry men and not for our good [especially Christians!]
Some of Eric Troyer´s lyrics are: "We´re just a stones throw from burning hellfire" ... "We´ve had our fill of this gallery of scoundrels, Leaders of this world, The leaders of the world, Those power hungry liars" ... "Send the SOS and red alerts, All across the universe" ... "SOS emergency, Sinking fast and getting worse".
How ironic and how tragic that these elements of truth in this secular song are unanswered.
The world is indeed heading for burning hellfire unless it´s inhabitants turn to Yeshua ... the leaders of this world [the NWO et al] are not in it for us cannon fodder [as David Rockefeller famously said] and the current prince of this world system is satan. The SOS of "What must I do to be saved?" as once asked by the Philippian jailor must be preceeded by our honest witness & testimony to the saving power of the blood of the Lamb; things are indeed getting worse [as opposed to the evolutionary religion of Darwinism] and the increase in lawlessness that is prevailing.
My point is that deep down people know that there is a God and they need saving and that they have no excuse. Even in popular cultural things like music; people inadvertantly long for a Saviour and espouse it. Most of the time they pick the wrong option. Our job is to broadcast the One True path to Salvation and be those honest men and women [by God´s grace and not our own works I might add].
This isn´t a plug for ELO´s music at all ... more a plea from the heart. Remember that Yeshua literally means salvation. I have used this song to open doors of witness ... you never know what God will do if we are obedient and watchful.
Until next time. Keith 04-June-2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
So the president of Iran thinks that Israel will definitely disappear from being a nation [and maybe it will be accomplished by someone other than Iran] in his speech today in Rome???
Some clues here that Iran is in league with the enemies of Israel [and not all of them are islamic either]. The above is the word of man.
Please read this scripture with me:-
"For thus says the Lord of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you; for he that touches you [Israel] touches the apple of his eye. For, behold, I will shake my hand on them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me." [Zechariah 2:8-9]
The above is the Word of God.
I know which Word I will heed.
There is a long list of nations and people[s] who have come up against Israel-Judah. Where are they now???
Israel is still here ... even after the diaspora ... and will always be a kingdom. In the Millennium; the nations of the world will serve and come up to Jerusalem. Best to get one´s priorities right now.
Time is running short folks ... pray & work for the salvation of Jews and gentiles alike ... the tribulation [the time of Jacob´s trouble] is nearly here.
It´s amazing that every morning something comes to mind that I like to share with you.
Question: what direction do people fall down in when they meet God?
With the increase of touchy-feely Christianity and the departing from sound doctrine evident; this is an interesting question.
Jacov wrestled with God and ended up with a hobble and a new name. Isaiah met God and was "undone" [literally coming apart at the seams]; Saul alighted from his donkey and was blinded; he also got a new name; one woman came and washed Messiah´s feet with her feet on her knees and so forth. Their lives changed.
It seems to me that there is a lack of reverence today with our dealings with the LORD.
People are obsessed with falling down. But the scriptures inform us that the people who met God with a humble heart and reverence are the ones who fell forward in repentance and worship and they received a blessing.
The people who met God in judgement fell backward ... remember those who came to arrest Jesus ... when they asked who He was; they fell back [twice] when Yeshua said "I AM He".
So it is with all these so-called revivals. People queue up [sometimes with earnest motives] to be knocked over; they shake, rattle &/or roll when they receive their ´anointing´; they fall back - they do not exercise self-control [one of the fruits of the Spirit]; they do the opposite. And the same people are back the next week for a top-up.
As my friend Bob Mitchell and other reputable ministries like Jacov Prasch [Moriel] are now warning ... any new breaking out of a ´revival´with ´signs & wonders´ should be examined and tested in line with the Word.
Such was the Toronto ´blessing´ and Pensacola and now it is again with Todd Bentley.
There is nothing new under the sun. Just error repackaged.
When one meets the LORD; it should be a life changing experience; we should fall forward in worship and repentance and obedience.
Real revival starts with one man returning to his first Love. It is not passed on per se. It´s a result of repentance and conviction.
Which way do you [or I] want to fall ... forward or backward???
Monday, 2 June 2008
I have been very blessed to visit Israel and Spain in the last two weeks.
Looking around both places, it struck me that they both have something in common that we all should be wary of.
Both were once part of the muslim ´ummah´; in other words they were both part of the caliphate. Did you know that once a place is taken for allah - it is an insult to allah and islam for it to again fall into the hands of us infidels?
Both Israel [until 1917] and Spain were under islamic rule and both now are targetted by genuine [´fundamentalist´] islam on them to be re-conquered to remove the reproach and insult to islam.
The threat of islam is there. This is not hate speech. It is islamic doctrine.
These are those last days that the Word speaks about.
A good tactic in war is to know your enemy. The Bible says that the enemy of God is satan and any one who is not for Yeshua is against Him.
Whilst in Jerusalem, one place I would not visit is the Al-Aqsa or Dome of the Rock mosques. One them states in their very dome that God has no son. What an insult to the true triune God that where the temple once stood there lies a monstrosity, a real abomination of desolation!!! Read Proverbs 30:4
The thrust of what I am saying is this: Be alert; our enemy is prowling about like a roaring lion seeking who he may devour. We need to make sure we stay on the heels of the Good Shepherd in these days.
Islam and Roman Catholicism [both prevalent in Spain and Israel] are natural bedfellows in the forthcoming one world religion. Both deny the only True Salvation in Yeshua alone [´Yeshua´ literally means ´salvation´ in Hebrew], both are growing; both want old territory back and both love Mary; the queen of heaven.
Shalom ... Keith 02-June-2008