Thursday, 30 October 2008

BABELYON

Hello again folks! So much going on at present; the USA presidential election - a pivotal moment in eschatological terms as Obama is clearly the anti-Israel candidate that the palestinians are hoping will win [they admitted this to me personally in May when I was in Israel] - and the USA is not on end times picture as a major player; the 'credit crunch'; the Haiti situation [people are eating mud pies because they can't afford rice]; the re-stirring of genocide in DR Congo; the conviction of the Vatican's 'ambassador' Raffaello Follieri; Iran not-so-secretly testing nuclear weapons underground ... the list goes on. Bob Mitchell is doing a great job in highlighting the situation in Iran and Israel and also regarding Senator Hussein Barack Obama - potentially the US of A's first muslim president. But, as ever I would like to draw your attention to something else.
Another aspect of end time theology is the city of Babylon; whether geographical, spiritual or political. Babylon is a big player in the days to come so I was very interested to read and watch this piece on the BBC News web-site:-
If you use the above link; you will see artists impressions of biblical events and happenings such as the destruction of the tower of Babel [now re-built by the EU 'Beast']; mad King Nebuchadnezzar eating grass; imagery of Marduk [the God of Babylon] et al. This is all to be found in an exhibition being held next month at the British Museum in London. The BBC tells us that it "brings together such works of imagination with archaeological treasures ... to reveal the reality behind the legends.". But you and I know the history of Genesis and Daniel is as real and authentic as that of the First and Second World Wars. Have a look at this slide show and your Bible really will "come to life". The only real 'legend' is that this is the 'myth' the narrator believes it is. This defines the battle in this country .. to defend the Word and historical Truth. This is why the belief in and acceptance of the THEORY of 'evolution' undermines the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation and severely impairs the True Gospel message. I guess that that this is just another 'sign of the times'. If any of you go to the exhibition; please let me know your thoughts and observations.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 30-Oct-2008

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

LIVING WATERS MINISTRIES CYPRUS

Hello again folks! Before there was 'Heresy Watch' there was 'Living Waters Christian Fellowship'; which met at the Sinclair shack for two [2] years; either side of a three month stint in a community centre; frequently under attack from local 'youthful' residents under a barrage of bricks!
Back then; thanks to one of our then members, Mysia, we arranged an evangelistic event in a large hotel in Wolverhampton where we hosted Bruce Marchiano [who played the role of Jesus in the Visual Bible's productions of "Matthew" and "Acts"]. Two of the visitors that night were David and Christine Hall; ex-Jehovah's Witnesses but then [relatively new] born-again, Spirit-filled believers. I remember talking to them after the meeting telling them some of my classic but infamous Bible puns!
Over a year later, the Sinclair clan returned from a family holiday to a message left on our answering machine. It was from Dave; he was requesting a meeting; and not long after, we met them and a great friendship has ensued since. They visited our Sunday AM meetings and Thursday night Bible Studies for a season and moved on, as they felt led, to other pastures whilst continuing to fellowship with us regularly. They introduced us to a good church in Penn [Penn Christian Centre] where we attended, also for a season, and met significant people who are also part of our lives now [thank God]; they know who they are!
A little later on; they told us that God had called them to up sticks and move; lock, stock and barrel to Cyprus - despite the fact that they had many ties here in England. They've visited us a few times since; emailed us and even called us. All this time, I've 'nagged' Dave and Chris to plant an independent fellowship where they are in Cyprus and this week, they've announced that 'Living Waters Ministries Cyprus' has now commenced. Here is their advert in full:-
"WORRYING TIMES FOR MANY?

In the past few weeks, many people have been very concerned about their lively-hoods because of the collapse of the banks and the entire economic system in freefall.

Many nations are in turmoil over the threats coming upon their way of life. So how does that affect you?

It may surprise you but Jesus Christ himself warned of this very time, when he said that PEOPLE WOULD BE FAINT OUT OF FEAR FOR THE EXPECTATION OF THE THINGS COMING UPON THE EARTH. Luke 21:26. Then in verse 28 Jesus said that when we see these things happening, we are to raise ourselves up, because our deliverance is getting near.

Many people scoff at what the Bible teaches and yet the Bible has foretold the very times that we are living in right now. Matthew 24; 2 Timothy 3:1-3.

Many people are searching for answers and truth and turn to all sorts of groups who claim to have the answers.

But the Bible tells us that there is only one truth and that is found in John 14:6 where Jesus says: “I am the way and the TRUTH and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”

So JESUS CHRIST is the only truth and way to the Father God. So when we are stressed and feeling worthless and not knowing the way out, we only need to call out to Jesus and ask him to lead us into all truth.

Christians around the world know that God has everything under control and that he sustains his people. Our God is holding his hands out to you and asking you to trust him; so do not delay and ask him to show you the way right now.

If you want to exchange the worries and stress of this world for a new life of freedom in Jesus Christ, please give us a ring on 24642306 and talk to someone who has found freedom in Jesus Christ.

God bless Dave & Chris Hall ‘ Living Waters Ministries Cyprus" [end quote]
What a tapestry God weaves. He pulls the strings folks! We are so thankful that, by a series of happenings He ordained, God has brought Dave and Chris Hall into our lives, into Living Waters Christian Fellowship and, now - down the road - 'Living Waters' has been birthed overseas. To God be the glory! By the way, the name of both fellowships was inspired and suggested by my wife Julie's much-missed sister, Susan, who died four years ago and left her own, fruitful legacy. Please pray for LWMC; Dave and Chris Hall and their expanding ministry. And if you live in Cyprus or are visiting the island in any capacity; why not contact them to encourage them or join them??? You never know - God may use them to bless you in your life as much as He has done so for us.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 29-Oct-2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Hello again folks! Sometimes we forget how much God has blessed us and where we have come from. I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour on Tuesday 13th March 1984 in the front room of Barry Warhurst's home [God bless him - he is now with his Saviour in glory].
While doing DIY around the house lately; I decided to use an old CD/Tape player which, as the CD doesn't work any more, I decided to play some old cassettes from the 1980's. I'd forgotten that in the mid to late eighties; I was into the music and ministry of one Sheila Walsh ; of 'Rock Gospel Show' fame. While working away around the house, I've been re-listening to the five [5] albums that I bought back then by this lady. I've remembered going over to Birmingham for one of her shows in, I think '85, and finding out that it had been cancelled. By golly; was it really 23 years ago??? I remember witnessing to people and talking about her music; I remember her singing great Graham Kendrick; Rod Trott; Jon Sweet and Paul Field songs; I remember staying up to watch 'The Rock Gospel Show' on Sunday nights; I remember Alvin Stardust co-hosting with her!!! I wish Word/Myrrh [or whoever owns the publishing rights now] would put these out on CD!!
The five albums that I have been listening to are:-
  • Future Eyes [1983]
  • Triumph In The Air [1984]
  • Don't Hide Your Heart [1985]
  • Shadowlands [1986]
  • Say So [1987]

Like I said, I've been reminded of the early part of my journey with the Lord. I surely have pushed and pulled at the grace of God since; I've been up there spiritually and I've been in the pits too. We ought to thank and praise God for the small mercies He bestows on us as well as the big miracles; what He does in the ordinary much more than the extraordinary. I heard Rexella Van Impe [Jack's wife] say this once: "So, if you're not as close to God as you once were; guess who moved?". What wise words!!! Sometimes we need a blast from the past to get our attention. It could be music; poetry; a card; a chance meeting - anything - but it sure is good to realise just how much God is in control - even when we are not. "Sand in the hand will run away; but love in the heart will stay"; "Hope for the Hopeless"; "Thief in the Night" are all great songs. But the love and grace of God isn't found in back catalogues - it's here and now!

God bless you; God bless Sheila Walsh & God bless Israel ... KJS ... 27-Oct-2008

Sunday, 26 October 2008

EU WATCH: THE PEOPLE SAY ... AGAIN

Hello again folks! A while back I reported that a minimum of 80% of the electorate of this country were dead set against the 'Lisbon Treaty' a.k.a. the EU Constitution repackaged [see: http://kjs-heresywatch.blogspot.com/2008/06/eu-watch-death-of-democracy-in-uk.html] and that 95% had rejected it in an on-line poll [see: http//kjs-heresywatch.blogspot.com/2008/06/uk-poll-indicates-mass-eu-rejection.html]. So when I received an email from colleague Derek Bennett regarding the voice of Luton on the Lisbon Treaty and the collective ITV 'wobble' at showing such 'democracy' on prime time TV [they had pulled it at the last minute the week before on 13-Oct-2008 before showing it the week after]; it was no surprise at all. There seems to be a 'spirit of falsehood' right across the UK at present. Whether it's the 'credit crunch' [the bust bit of a boom and bust cycle]; evolutionary indoctrination; the [man-made] Global Warming mantra et al - we get it in our face all day and every day.
Have a look at Derek's article on his blog [see: http://derekbennetteu-sceptic.blogspot.com/2008/10/luton-tv-referendum-results.html]. Better still; investigate and check-out what Derek and I are saying for yourself; while you still have the 'freedom' to do so. Truth is at a premium these days .........
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 26-Oct-2008

Saturday, 25 October 2008

GLOBAL WARMING - MILIBAND MAYHEM

Hello again folks! The Bible says that we are not to call anyone a fool lightly. God can ["the fool has said in his heart, There is no God" - Psalm 14:1]; but we can't ["But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca' [an Aramaic term of contempt] is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell" - Matthew 5:22].
Unfortunately, this applies to politics as well as religion [and other genres]. So I need to be careful! About what I am going to say about the brothers Miliband. David [the current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs] and Ed [the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change].
Now, Ed made a big splash in the headlines recently [when there was room in the news beside the 'credit crunch' - that big bust of a boom and bust cycle!]. He committed our country to a cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, prompting praise from green groups [and, no doubt the NWO & Illuminati!]. When and if I'm 83 in 2050; I hope my children and grand-children will forgive him and will be able to keep paying his government pension for him. Remember, I can't call him a fool.
Now his brother David is the person who famously denounced the Channel 4 documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle", when he was Environment Secretary [must run in the family] but then admitted he hadn't even watched it! He once suggested that the film "An Inconvenient Truth" [by failed US presidential candidate Al Gore] should be compulsory viewing for British schoolchildren. Strangely, though, he didn’t bother to watch a programme that set out the counter-arguments either! Remember, I can't call him a fool either [and he is now Foreign Secretary and in charge of our foreign policy - Israel watch out - don't expect an even-handed approach from this gentlemen].
So why have these two fellows managed to get in top governmental positions; relatively quickly; with one being touted as a potential future 'leader'??? I don't know. But both got where they are today in the liberal er ... labour party on the tsunami that is the green agenda and the [supposedly man-made] global warming THEORY. Both have made commitments impossible to keep bearing in mind the rotational aspect of British parliamentary electoral politics which will lead to, undoubtedly, higher taxes and greater regulation of you and me. It's the same in the US and the RoW. Could it be that the goddess/Gaia/mother nature/evolutionary world religion of earth preservation [and some 'christians' have got on this bandwagon too]; the often espoused view of 'expert' scientists and ecologists that it's all the fault of us pesky humans [there's too many of us etc.] is the real driver as the NWO/Illuminati advance in their plans for one world government??? And it may also be the real reason why these two brothers are where they are today; making their pledges and somewhat silly statements??? Who knows ... but they ain't no fools. They're either daft or devious. I prefer the latter. Please pray for their salvation.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 25-Oct-2008

NEW RECOMMENDED CHURCH: BIRMINGHAM

Hello again folks! Anyone who knows moi; knows that I'm a huge fan of ELO; ELO Part II and the Orchestra et al. One of the things that I do from time to time when out in the world is to; when the occasion arises; believe it or not; is to use this interest of mine to witness to the Word; the True Gospel; the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ or all three at the same time! Had a look at my earlier 'Honest Men' blogs? Dave Morgan was a member of ELO in the 1980's and is a born-again believer and a Pastor over in Northfield, Birmingham at the Church on the Hill. So it's a natural fit for me to recommend this church having heard good things about it from family, friends, believers [yes, all three!] over the years. So a link to the web-site for Church on the Hill [http://www.scottmorgan.co.uk/] will appear on the left hand side of this blog shortly!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 25-Oct-2008

Thursday, 23 October 2008

THREE CROSSES

Hello again folks! I thought that I would also share with you today the outline of a message I preached a good while back that has always been a blessing to me.
A great deal of things happened when our Lord hung on the cross for mine and your sins. There is quite a lot of detail in the four Gospels on this. But what I would like to focus on today is the three crosses of Calvary. At this geographical point on Earth is the ultimate demonstration spiritually of what the Gospel is all about. On the three crosses hung one innocent Man and two thieves. And this is the crux of the matter:-
  • On one cross, a sinner cursed and mocked God
  • On another cross, another sinner repented and sought God
  • On the other cross, the God-Man atoned for sin

So:-

  1. On one cross; a man died IN sin and went to hell for eternity
  2. On another cross, another sinner died TO sin and went to paradise
  3. On the other cross, the God-Man died FOR the sins of the world; past, present and future

It really is as simple as that. I once heard my old Pastor [Tom Gritts] say that a lot of people miss heaven by the distance from their head to their heart. And they will spend eternity in Gehenna by an immeasurable distance for that very stumbling block of a short distance. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins "ONCE and FOR ALL" and cried "It is finished" on His cross. Which of the other two [2] crosses are you hanging on today; my friends? Are you dying IN sin or have you died TO sin because you trusted in Jesus as your very own, personal, one-to-One Saviour? That's it in a nutshell folks! The most important of all decisions now lies before or behind you. Choose this day ["TODAY is the day of salvation"] which cross you are nailed to with your God-given free will. Amen!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2008

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: GENESIS AGENDUM

Hello again folks! I've just received this from my good friend Paul Arrowsmith down in Nuneaton. It speaks for itself:-
"Dear all,

Have you noticed something about science programmes on British TV and radio these days?

Almost whatever the topic, it's likely that evolutionist claims or references will make an appearance - probably repeatedly. But more than that, there's a persistent drive to build onto these claims such allegations as:
1. the Bible is unreliable falsehood,
2. Christians are foolish to believe it to be true and
3. Committed Christians are dangerous to society in general and to children especially!

And if you read magazines such as ‘New Scientist’ [available in some local libraries], you'll know that issue after issue pushes the same story. Indeed, the "spirit of Richard Dawkins" - so hostile to the gospel - is rampant in our media, in the world of science and across our education system.

So it's hardly surprising that young people especially [including those in our churches] are needing answers if they're to find, keep or defend a personal faith in Christ.

The question is: will we be able to give them answers which make sense and really help them? That is, answers which remove the mental stumbling blocks constantly being laid across their paths?

According to God's Word:-

“If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? ” [John 3:12]

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you …” [I Peter 3:15]

“Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” [II Timothy 2:15]

Thankfully, help is available from a number of Christian ministries. One of these is Genesis Agendum, who bring different speakers to Coventry – but only twice each year. The next time will be this Saturday 25th October 2008 at 6.30pm. The venue - not far from Coventry city centre - is Lower Ford Street Baptist Church [CV1 5QJ]. Admission is free and from 6.00pm tea and coffee is available. This week’s presentation is about what we can learn [from the 1980 volcanic explosion at Mount St. Helens] about how the world in Noah’s time recovered rapidly after the great flood.

The event is intended for a general audience, but will be of particular interest to students and teachers. The speaker is Dr. John Peet.

Please also invite others, whether Christian or non-Christian.

Hopefully, Mo and I will see you there!

In Christ,
Paul.

“… I am set for the defence of the gospel” [Philippians 1:17]" [end quote]
Paul and Maureen Arrowsmith are co-workers in Christ [who are infrequently visited by the Sinclair 4 - shame on us!] who stand on the Word from the very first word of the Book of Genesis. If you live in the vicinity of Coventry & Warwickshire and you want to be fed spiritually; why not go along this Saturday evening 25-Oct-08? You never know - God is in the habit of surprises - isn't He?
God bless you; God bless all biblical creationists and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2008

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

2020: Y2K Part II?

Hello again folks! Long time no speak ... loads of things are going on at present but I wanted to let you know what I've discovered this week; quite by accident.
Whilst I was carrying out my duties at work; I was checking out some future demand data and not being the most keyboard savvy person; I was a little over-zealous in pressing the odd button! So that instead of looking at the figures for 2009; I was looking at 2019 into 2020! What I discovered was most interesting ... that when the forecast entered the year 2020, loads of question marks came up when a load of error messages for each month such as "Value 20/04/2020 cannot be displayed using 99/99/99". It may be that this problem is bespoke to the computer program I was using or that not all systems &/or programmes will be affected by this issue - but - obviously some will. I wonder if all the Y2K prep-work done before 01-Jan-2000 catered for this though.
I remember good 'ol Barry Smith making some predictions about Y2K that he later revised. His original 'thesis' was that Y2K was the catalyst for the '666' "Mark of the Beast" but later he said it was the framework for the MoB on which the canvas would be added later. I wonder; with all that is going on these days; and, yes, some leading Christian prophecy 'experts' are prognosticating and month/year setting [but not date-setting] for the Lord's Return - such as Jack Van Impe and Hal Lindsey - that we might be missing a beat.
Most people missed [including most 'experts' of the time] the Lord's First Advent - only a remnant were ready, willing and able. I wonder if the same will occur again? I've been saying for some time that the Tribulation may be in the next decade [2011-2020] - and maybe I'm right. On the other hand; maybe just maybe; it would be good to go back to the Lord of the Word and wait on Him and His Word. Yes, we should be alert to the signs of the times. But let's not be man-followers [however well-intentioned they are]; let's "...look up, for [our] redemption is drawing nigh".
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-Oct-2008

Thursday, 16 October 2008

WHITE LINES

Hello again folks! I'm currently constructing the 'sister' article to 'Dark Matter' [in case you are wondering where I have been since Monday]. One thing has come to mind this week while driving the 20 miles to and from my place of work. White lines ... no, not Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five from 1983 ... but those white lines on the roads, whether dashed or solid. What would we do without them? What would we do without the law; the Highway Code? What if everyone drove on what side of the road that they wanted to? You'd have what is called 'anarchy' which would lead to death and destruction on the roads.
What if we now insert God's law for the Highway Code? The Bible says that the law was given to point to grace [the undeserved mercy of God in offering True and full Salvation to us sinful humans via the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross and His majestic resurrection from the dead] and also to show how unobtainable full righteousness is by our own efforts. God gave us the law[s] in the OT for our own benefit physically and spiritually. If we keep them by faith [as best we can]; we are taking good advice from our loving heavenly Father. We can't earn His favour keeping the law but we can please Him and vindicate His Holiness in living according to His rules. God gave us rules because He is Sovereign and He can, lawfully and legally, do so.
So the next time you are out and about and you see those white lines and you are on the lawful side of the road and someone comes along on the opposite side; think on God's 'Highway to Holiness] Code'. The next time you come to a 'T' junction or a set of traffic lights and you and everyone else at that place is keeping to the rules [and you are 'safe']; think on God's Ways [that are much Higher and more beneficial than any of man's ways anyway]. The next time that you hear a news report of a traffic accident because someone broke the rules or the law; think on the impact of sin in life generally ["your sins will find you out"]. We ought to thank God for the ordinary, everyday things IN life as well as the extraordinary things that He performs on a daily basis, all over the world, any time, any way and any place. Those white lines do do it!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 16-Oct-2008

Monday, 13 October 2008

DARK MATTER

Hello again folks! Did you know that it is estimated by 'scientists' and mathematicians [based on certain erroneous assumptions including 'long ages'] that at least 25% of measurable matter is unaccounted for and one of the things it is called is 'dark matter' - because they can't detect it from the wide spread of wavelengths that is light [UV; infa-red; infra-red et al]. I've done a dangerous thing ... I've been thinking about certain scriptures lately like:-
  1. "... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" [I John 1:5]
  2. " Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" [James 1:17]
  3. "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." [Matthew 22:13]
  4. "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken" [Matthew 24:29]
  5. "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come" [Joel 2:31]
  6. "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" [Ephesians 5:11]
  7. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against spiritual wickedness in high places" [Ephesians 6:12]
  8. "And the angels which did keep their first estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day ... Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever" [Jude 1:6,13]
  9. "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" [Luke 10:18]
  10. "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" [Genesis 6:1-4]
  11. "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born" [Revelation 12:3-4]

Because that estimate of 25% 'dark matter' is based on man's so-called wisdom and is therefore wrong or false, it isn't much a stretch to 33% or a third. Why do I say this? Because, I wonder, if the fall of Lucifer and the fallen angels [who sided with him] who we call 'dark angels' or demons are related to this apparent unknown, indefinable 'dark matter'. There are reams of scripture that refer to God as Light and Satan [a.k.a. the devil] as the 'prince of darkness' amongst other references. Revelation 12 tells us that 33% of the heavenly host fell. And then there is this 'dark matter'. The scriptures are replete with references to darkness. Satan's kingdom [temporary - thank God] is ruled by "... principalities ... powers ... the rulers of the darkness of this world ... spiritual wickedness in high places" [Ephesians 6:12]. Good Bible scholars have explored the probability that there are more than the four [4] dimensions we currently exist in and searched the scriptures to see if it is so. One of them; Chuck Missler; in his study entitled "Beyond Perception" [Koinonia House; 1994; ISBN 1-57821-296-0] has tackled this subject and suggested that there may be at least ten [10]. This is not a wacky, off-the-ball subject - in my opinion. There is a lot of data in God's Word about the earliest history of heaven, earth and the universe [and, unfortunately, hell].

I wonder if the Nephilim in Genesis chapter 6 came from 'another dimension' when they left their first estate [heaven]. I wonder if that 33% fell out of the 'heavenly dimension' to habitate the 'power of the air' under their 'prince' in another dimension. I wonder if if satan will be kicked out of his present dimension to prowl the earth [Revelation 12:12]. I wonder if the references to satan's kingdom as 'darkness' are double-edged; literal too. I wonder if the admonition by Paul to put on the whole armour of God to fight the 'arrows of the evil one' are more literal than we ever imagined. I wonder just what kind of 'spiritual wickedness in high places' will invade the world in the Tribulation; deceiving even the elect - remember that God will send a 'strong delusion'. I wonder about all those references to the 'works of darkness'. I wonder about God being not only a Spirit and Love but also Light. I wonder. I wonder. I wonder. It's good to wonder about the Word. Don't you think? There's so much more there under the surface.

"Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 2:15] is far deeper than I have previously understood. God is opening up His Word in these 'dark' days. You and I need Light, the "Light of the world"; the Living Word - the Lord Jesus Christ and the written Word - inspired by the Holy Spirit. Word and Spirit together. Amen.

You need Light to find your way thru' the 'darkness' of this fallen world in order to avoid the 'outer darkness' that is hell - eternity without God. With so much darkness about; better make the most of the Word; communion, praise, prayer, fellowship and the shedding forth of the LIGHT of the True Gospel. While we still can. One more scripture to consider, folks: " I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night ['darkness'] is coming, when no man can work" [John 9:4]. If Jesus said it, we ought to take notice.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-Oct-2008

Sunday, 12 October 2008

THE NEWSBOYS ROCK!

Hello again folks! I've just received a copy of the new Newsboys live DVD/CD from the States ... and in my opinion it's very good. The CCM market could be said to be full of big fish swimming in a little sea. There are a lot of 'Christian' bands out there that sing about the Lord but not to Him. But I like the Newsboys. They never go backwards in honouring God; in presenting the True Gospel; at least in the concerts I have viewed or in the lyrics I have heard. There is the really moving and encouraging personal testimony of Peter Furler at the end of this latest release. Folks, we need to present the True Gospel through honourable means including 'pop' music; as long as it is not compromised in the pursuit of fame, fortune and popularity. It would be great to get these guys over here doing their thing [while we still have the limited freedom of speech to present the Truth]. It would be good for someone to be moved by God to take them on and promote them in godless Britain. Doesn't that tell you something about our once great God-fearing country? The Newsboys fill stadiums in the US because there is still a sizeable 'Christian' block in the population. Here? I don't think so. But God is God of miracles and the impossible. So maybe, before it's too late, we might see one or two more acts of God in this country. You never know.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Oct-2008

Saturday, 11 October 2008

THE ULTIMATE FAITH: EVOLUTION

Hello again folks! Have you ever thought of this? The purveyors of the THEORY of evolution insist that it is proveable and that the belief in Creationism and also Intelligent Design is either religious in nature or scientifically heretical in their self-righteous eyes. But IF they are right; it all comes down to one big question: Why did the so-called 'Big Bang' happen? Science is all about cause and effect; theory, repeatability and proof. Now if there was a point at the beginning of 'time' that such a big event occurred and there was nothing; no universe; no matter et al; one must come to the position that it happened because it had to. 'It' had no choice but to happen even though there was nothing there to cause it. So the evolutionist really has the ultimate faith: that nothing caused the 'Big Bang' and that it happened because it had to. Most good and True Christians don't have anywhere near that faith. If you have faith in something [even though nothing caused it] the world calls it a religion; therefore evolution is a religion itself that one needs faith to believe in. Yet Biblical Creationism's biggest criticism is that it is religious! Talk about hypocrisy. All hail the ultimate faith: evolution!!! And I for one [Rowan Williams please take note] will not be apologizing to Charles Darwin for not accepting his unproven THEORY. I'll stick to the Book of Beginnings ... Genesis ... taking it literally unless it says otherwise.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-Oct-2008

THE ENIGMA THAT IS DAVID ICKE

Hello again folks! David Icke is an interesting chap to say the least. I was looking some material on the 21st December 2012 [the 'end' of the Mayan calendar] and his name popped up [together with Jack Van Impe and Hal Lindsey et al!]. He gets a bad press, he is a 'new ager' and he is not a Christian [so is most of the current population of the world]. He has dealings with believers and appears to be more gracious in his response to them than most. His studies and messages on the NWO and Illuminati are interesting. What he has to say about people who 'morph' into reptilians is eye-opening to say the least. Just because he is, in my opinion, right about the mind control exerted by mass media and the power that is in the hands of the 'elite' of this world doesn't mean he is right about anything else - particularly the road to True Salvation. But something I heard him say in an interview rang true. He said that people will simply not listen to him about certain subjects [no surprises there]; he said their minds were closed and conditioned to not go beyond what they felt, what they had been taught or knew. There are a lot of folks like that. Some of the subjects he broaches are 'controversial' and one needs to be cautious when looking at his material. But I agree with him in this: particularly in this generation, ears are being shut gradually and minds are being closed and controlled. David Icke is no more a Christian than Genghis Khan. That is not my point. He needs to find the True Messiah too. But, never more than now, this generation is being spun and hoodwinked to hell. In Britain, the EU, the US and beyond. And it's no accident. Antichrist is rising and Yeshua is returning soon. May Israel, you, David Icke, your family, neighbours, your work colleagues and your enemies find Him before it is too late.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-Oct-2008

THE BROAD ROAD EVOLUTION LEADS TO

Hello again folks! I was thinking this morning about yesterday's blog "Shock News". This is my train of thought:
So 'experts' are now suggesting that evolution in man has ceased. Interesting. So maybe we can question what 'rate' it was at in the past. Interesting, So we can also question if evolution is the theory [only] that it is and that there is no evidence it has ever taken place. Interesting. All very interesting indeed. Now that is the past; but what of the future? If evolution in man has stopped; then this is all we will ever be. Interesting. We will not evolve into super-humans or become existential beings outside of our physical bodies [much as I liked 'Star Trek', 'Captain Kirk' et al; this 'belief' of Gene Roddenberry permeated a lot of the story lines in the original series and planted a not a few seeds in that generation]. Interesting. So the New Age belief, the eastern/mystic religious belief, the mormon belief, the 'Word-Faith' movement belief [as promoted by Kenneth Copeland; Jim Jones; Paul Crouch; Benny Hinn et al] that we are going to or can become gods [with a little 'g'] doesn't stand up. Interesting. In fact, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics tells us things are devolving. Interesting. The Bible tells us that creation is groaning because of the corruption that is sin - in other words things are unravelling. Interesting. And we are getting worse - morally; physically; emotionally; spiritually; politically; financially; generally. Interesting.
Everything that is observable and testable and provable is telling us that things are not evolving. Some 'experts' are now writing books like 'The God Delusion' based purely on their opinion and scientists are telling us that we are now standing still. Now, take a look at that list of believers in the above paragraph. Within and without what is loosely called Christianity; most of the religions, movements and even those atheistic souls out there seem to think that we can 'evolve' SPIRITUALLY or be reincarnated in 'better' versions of ourselves later. We can, supposedly, become 'gods' and write-off our efforts in this life. This belief [remember - some 'christians' teach and preach or receive and believe this too] is violently opposed to the True Gospel. It is within and without the church but the True Church stands alone in its complete reliance on God's Word and the FINISHED work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.
So despite what we, in our generation, were brainwashed with in our schooling [which was not even true 'science']; despite the almost mass acceptance of a THEORY which is now being drilled into my children and your children [which can be untaught at home with a Bible and a whiteboard] and is endorsed by our 'religious leaders' and despite the spiritual element of this which permeates the doctrine of the followers of the broad road that leads to eternal destruction - despite all this - we can be on solid ground if we hold to the Word and stand firm always being ready to give an answer for the Hope that is IN us - despite what our [religious or scientific] 'leaders' and 'experts' tell us.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-Oct-2008

Friday, 10 October 2008

WELCOME TO THE LAND OF DESPAIR

Hello again folks! Sometimes you read something that is not from a Christian source but you still say "Amen to that!" because it rings true. Amidst the 'turmoil' of the 'credit crunch' [the rather large bust of a boom and bust cycle]; I think that this comment in my local paper; the Express & Star; just about says it all:-
"Welcome to England where three of today's news items tell us so much. In Bromsgrove, after three raids, an allotment holder put up barbed wire. He has been ordered to remove it in case the thieves scratch themselves. In Wales, a school has banned 'Marmite' because it is too salty. In Maidstone, a judge despairs that, while law-abiding citizens live in fear of wheelie-bin offences, he is not allowed to jail persistent fly-tipper. This is the land that protects the villains, hammers the innocent and where the state is so nannying and intrusive that it cannot even let us enjoy breakfast in peace. This is the land of Drake, Nelson and Churchill. They must be spinning in their graves."
I could tell you that this is predicted in the Bible [and it is]; but today I won't. Not only do our American cousins need to wake up and smell the coffee; but so do we. George Orwell was right; he just got the year [1984] wrong! These are those last days; friends .........
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-Oct-2008

SHOCK NEWS

Hello again folks! I have some 'shock news' for you; that is actually not a shock but an affirmation of the Truth of the Good Book from the very first verse of Genesis to the last verse of Revelation. So take a deep breath; gulp then smile as you relax and see the foolishness of the so-called wisdom of man [see Romans 1:22]. This is from AiG-UK:-
"In an effort to say something new, evolutionists sometimes wrap themselves in knots. Such an event has happened, with comments in the UK press about human evolution, made by Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics at University College London, in an article in the Daily Telegraph newspaper, dated 7th October 2008. Jones argues from current data that human evolution is more or less at an end. He attributes this largely to the fact that most of the world's fathers are young. This is how his argument proceeds. Evolution "comes from inherited errors, or mutations". Jones then lists the number of cell divisions that a male sperm goes through, before it is passed on in reproduction. "For a 28-year-old father it is around 300, but for a sixty-year-old it is several thousand. As a result, the rate of mutation goes up many times for old fathers compared to young ones." Therefore, his argument is that evolution will proceed more rapidly if more fathers are older. There is a presupposition not stated in Jones's article. The great geneticist supposes that more mutations equal more genetic information in the DNA. Yet this is never observed to be the case. In fact, the mutations caused always involve a rearrangement or loss of information. Thus, the supposed upward pressure of evolution is, in fact, a downward pressure. Jones almost acknowledged this in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, on the same day as the article. He commented "there is no evidence that humans today are more intelligent than they were in Victorian times". He also suggested some even earlier historical periods, where people were equally intelligent to those of us today. Either Jones is suggesting that evolution stopped even earlier, or he is acknowledging that it never actually happened in the first place. This is what is so amazing about Jones's article. It might be fair to summarise it thus; [1] Actual scientific evidence suggests that humans are not evolving today; [2] We don't have any evidence that they were evolving in the past either; [3] But we think that they were! Why do evolutionists refuse to follow the actual flow of the evidence: that humans never evolved - we are all descended from the man and woman that God made on the Sixth Day of Creation."
So let's pick up the Word again, not with renewed confidence, but in absolute certainty. And while you are at it; why not re-discover mankind's true origins and history in Genesis 1-11 and the future history and geo-politics of mankind; particularly Israel; in Isaiah 11???
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-Oct-2008

RE-DISCOVERING ISAIAH 11

Hello again folks! Take a look at Isaiah chapter 11 afresh today:-
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fat ling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt."
There is so much here in this one chapter. I could write a dozen blogs and probably the same number of messages on this Holy Spirit inspired scripture. In light of what is going on these days, it is good to sit down, take a deep breath, open the Word and drink in the Truth. You know what it's like when you haven't been in a particular scripture for a while? You look and see it afresh. Isaiah 11 is all about the return of the King. What is exciting is this scripture is not about His first advent. It talks about a reign of Righteousness. It talks about Judgement. It talks about real Peace and security. It talks about God's promise to Israel to bring them back into their own land a second time; it talks about the future history of Israel's neighbours - those who today plot against His chosen people [see also Psalm 83]. There is just so much here in this one chapter so I'm going to go and re-read it again! Why don't you?
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-Oct-2008

Thursday, 9 October 2008

CALLING ALL HONEST MEN [3]

Hello again folks! Last night I went to see 'The Orchestra' [former members of ELO and ELO Part II] in concert with my wife Julie and a colleague from work, Andy. It was great to hear some of the most superbly crafted songs ever [in my opinion] being played live; the fusion of rock/pop music with classical instruments and arrangements was 'magic'. Bob will be in the audience at Hastings tomorrow night re-discovering his long-gone youth - and 'Afro'! Unfortunately; I didn't get to see Eric [Troyer] to ask him a little more about what was behind the song 'Honest Men' - but I put the wheels in motion. Watch this space.
My favorite ELO song? It's between 'Cant Get It Out Of My Head' and 'Mr. Blue Sky' although I do have a soft spot for 'Honest Men'!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Oct-2008

SIGNS OF THE TIMES [2]

Hello again folks! Amidst the 'carnage' of the NWO/Illuminati created so-called 'credit crunch'; there are many other stories being hidden or simply not reported. And, as I've said a few times before, you need to look beneath the headlines. There is no need for me to repeat the sort of good pieces that my good friend Bob Mitchell has published in the last month. You don't need to see the same repeated truth; you need to go to the source and check things out for yourself. Remember a society needs 5% of its citizens to not be blind sheep but to be the equivalent of biblical Bereans - checking out what they're told for themselves.
So, today, whilst browsing the BBC web-site - on the back of my recent blog "The Big Picture" [29-Sep-2008] - this piece got my attention:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7660409.stm

Debt is a reality of modern day life for most people except for the 'elite'. Debt is directly proportional to time. The time that is needed or covenanted to pay back any sum, plus interest [or 'usury']. When one cannot meet the terms of the repayment agreement or one doesn't have the assets to liquidate and, hence, repay the debt - one is bankrupt. Your assets are realized as best as can be achieved to repay your creditors. So for the US 'debt clock' in Times Square, New York to have run out of space or zeros is significant. By any other measure, in the business paradigm, the US would not be viable.

Friends, this great country - one time gospel springboard and No. #1 Israel-supporter is in big trouble. It's not the natural disasters [or 'acts of God' as insurance policies call them] or the pursuance of the 'American Dream' at all costs that has caused this. Could it be judgement by Almighty God? For selling out Israel or for walking away from the One True God or for cosying up with the enemy of YHWH, allah - the crescent moon god of islam? Who knows. But one thing is for sure. The US is not a big player in biblical Eschatology at all and therefore we can look, unfortunately, for its demise as a 'superpower' and, the rise of the EU Beast thereafter. And it's all happening right before your very eyes. So be good Bereans .. be faithful watchmen and do the work of evangelists; while you still can.

One other point of order. The Bible says that there is always a way out of our sinful messes. It is interesting that down the road from the 'debt clock' is faithful David Wilkerson's church - broadcasting the True Gospel message amidst the engineered doom and gloom that is being used to control mass populations at present. Not everyone is one in debt money wise; but they are in terms of sin. Amidst the 'credit crunch'; everyone has their own 'sin crunch'. And no bank, politician, pastor can get you out of that debt. Only the sin-cleansing; pure blood of the Lamb can - the Lord Jesus Christ - Who took all our places on the Cross and is even now offering you the greatest ever bail-out deal in history. Amen!!!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Oct-2008

Saturday, 4 October 2008

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

Hello again folks! Could you please pray for Bob Mitchell's brother Brian:-

"He is in Hospital where they have discovered he is in the 3rd stage of the 4 stages of cancer. On Wednesday night he suffered a stroke. His left arm is now paralyzed and his left leg very weak. This is very hard for a man who nursed both his cerebral palsy son and then later his sick wife until both son and later his wife died. After this he found a life in meeting people, before he simply never went out but stayed at home caring. He became a keen bowls man and loved travelling to London for shows and meals out. We are a very large family, [we] usually take over a restaurant when we all meet for a birthday or Christmas bash. At this moment he has more visitors than anyone else on his ward. I am so proud of my family and the way we all rally together in good times and bad. But out of all this only three of us are Christians. Myself, Maria and our nephew Dan who Maria brought to the Lord, and his bride to be Paula. Please pray for Brian and for us as we seek to present the gospel to him and to the rest of the family. We are all due at Dan's wedding next Saturday and are determined to get Brian out of hospital even if only for a few hours. Please pray as the Lord leads. Pass it along to friends. I don't care of it arrives more than once." [from Bob Mitchell]
God bless you, God bless Israel, God bless Brian Mitchell and God bless Bob 'n' Maria Mitchell ... KJS ... 04-Oct-2008

HOW CAN WE SEE THAT FAR?

Hello again folks! Sometimes you put on an old tape when you are doing some DIY [like I do]. Tonight I've been playing a couple of old tapes while doing some work on our house [Yes, I've been listening to ELO again!]. But one of the songs I was also listening to was "How Can We See That Far" sung by Amy Grant [written by Amy Grant/Tom Hemby; 1991]. These are some of the lyrics:-
"And the same sun that melts the wax can harden clay,
And the same rain that drowns the rat will grow the hay,
And the mighty wind that knocks us down,
If we lean into it,
Will drive our fears away."
While I was working away, those lyrics really hit home. The Bible says that the rain falls on the wicked and the good. For now. Because of His grace. So the next time that you see a weather forecast or report, and yes, bad things do happen to good people [and vice versa] - think on these words and thank God for all his blessings. Also, thank God when He allows you to go down the road of Job. Because He is sovereign and He is in control. Period. Praise the Lord!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 04-Oct-2008

Friday, 3 October 2008

BAD WOLF

Hello again folks! Welcome to October! Hot on the heels of their latest marketing gimmick [putting adverts in football programmes asking people to come to church because researchers have discovered the real reason for falling attendances is that the CoE failed to ask them]; the church [with a little 'c'] of England have trod yet more new ground in their apostasy ... they've apologized to the long-deceased Charles Darwin for not accepting evolutionary theory [and it is an unproven theory] even though they wholeheartedly embrace it now. Please read this link at your leisure:-
This latest gaffe is one of the reasons why the CoE is failing and falling; but not the only one. Promoting 'Alpha' and 'Purpose Driven' courses of watered-down, consumer-friendly, socio-gospel huggy sessions are another [amongst not a few].
I am amazed but not amazed ... if you get what I mean! We know that the Roman Catholic cult ... er ... church ... loves to pray to and request favours from dead 'saints' and even their own queen of heaven who they [in error] call Mary [who cannot hear their prayers; was a good; humble Jewish lady who God used to bring the Saviour into the world and who, herself, admitted that she was a sinner - see Luke 1:47]. We know that Benny Hinn and his ilk like to go to graveyards and get their so-called 'anointing' from the remains of Katherine Kuhlman. We know that the mormons will gladly baptize long-dead folks [even if they haven't asked]. We know that a fair proportion of the world will go to Mystic Meg or any other 'medium' to talk to the dead. And the list goes on.
So the CoE is only really showing its true colours in joining this list of organizations who talk to; pray to or even apologize to the dead. It's never the other way round though! My point is that the CoE is doing things that the Bible condemns [remember Saul and the witch of Endor]. It is supporting the enemies of the True Gospel [those who religiously espouse the evolution heresy themselves] instead of doing the one [1] thing it should be doing fundamentally - standing on the Word of God - particularly the Torah and the Book of Creation - which is history and not myth! Check out "The Annals of the World" by James Ussher; published by Master Books (April 2005); ISBN-10: 089051416X; ISBN-13: 978-0890514160.
The scripture says that Jesus said this: "Ye shall know them by their fruits ..." [Matthew 7:16] - He was talking about false prophets: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." [Matthew 7:15]. If Jesus is against something or warns us about something; we ought to take heed. And that's good enough for me. What is the fruit of the CoE these days? What is the fruit of apologizing to Charles Darwin for not believing in his 'theory'? What is the fruit of ditching the Biblical account of Creation for the wisdom of man; which is "sensual and earthy"? It is the fruit of something that has gone bad. To quote Doctor Who: "BAD WOLF".
I am not looking forward to Rowan Atkinson's er ... Rowan Williams next 'statement'. Lord forbid it ... please.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 03-Oct-2008