Friday, 28 August 2009

A POINT OF CLARIFICATION

Hello again folks! A point of clarification is required as to the news emanating from Afghanistan. Yes: US and British soldiers are being killed by the Taliban. But the Taliban are not Afghani nationalists - far from it. The Taliban are pure and true muslims fighting upon the principles of the koran and the hadith. That is is an insult to their moon god allah if land that was once islamic is given over to the 'infidels and crusaders' - i.e. NATO forces.
This is same scenario as is occurring in Israel. Before 1917 the land, when ruled by the Ottoman empire, had no intrinsic value to its arabic/islamic rulers - indeed the regional capital was Damascus and not Jerusalem. Only when the Jewish state of Israel was created in 1948 and Jerusalem was captured fully in 1967 did we start to see the current fervour that there has [a] never been a Temple and [b] there has never been an indigenous Jewish populace. Allah is insulted by the efforts of NATO in Iraq and Afghanistan and also by the very existence of, not only the nation of Israel, but also by the living and breathing Israeli/Jewish populaion in the land given them by Almighty YHWH. DO NOT BE DECEIVED! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 28-Aug-2009

SUNBED SELFISHNESS

Hello again folks! If ever you wanted to get an idea of the state of this current generation - why not witness first hand the continental summer scramble for sunbeds at a hotel near you! I have personally witnessed folks hiding parasol bases in bushes and all kinds of other schemes to get a pristine spot near the swimming pool.
This week I saw one poor security guy trying to stem back a three-pronged attack from some serious sunlounger seekers - all of them British and none of 'em were German. They did, however, originate from a certain two [2] areas of England who will - for the time being - remain nameless! But there is literally nothing worse than watching grown adults act like selfish toddlers after their prize toys! Imagine what may happen in the days ahead if we see this behaviour over more trivial matters? I dread to think! This is your roving reporter KJS signing out - for now! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless israel ... Keith JS ... 28-Aug-2009

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

THE [L]AWFUL EU!

Hello again folks! If ever you needed yet more evidence of the utter pointlessness of retaining any kind of national identity within the wheels of the EU, then the story emerging this week that a law passed 25 years ago in the UK in 1984 is now defacto null and void because of the most arbitary of reasons should finally persuade you we have already lost our sovereignty to Brussels bureaucrats:
Apparently; a law passed in the English Parliament in 1984 to outlaw the sale of '18' or 'X' rated videos to minors is now unenforceable because we [the UK] didn't inform the EU Commission at the time! It will now take three [3] months to close this loophole. I just wonder how many other UK laws have been passed without the permission of the EU. And I also wonder how laws that they have passed or will pass that will over-ride our own laws anyway.
More alarmingly, what laws that may signal the rise of the EU Beast via stealth rather than direct conquest are on the way? Who knows - but one thing is for sure - time is running out for sovereign states and personal freedom - and not just in the Eurozone. Time for watchmen to warn; evangelists to compel and for Bereans to be Bereans!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 26-Aug-2009

Saturday, 22 August 2009

CALLING AMERICA

Hello again folks! How are you today? September is fast approaching so hopefully the English Indian Summer will commence! I am getting so much ticker these days on "what's going on" both in terms of current world events; 'churchianity' and prophetic goings-on. I've took a step back to digest some of the articles and reports entering the Sinclair sphere. I've just read about the start of the 'Hurricane Season' over in the States a la the second one: Billy.
This has sort of reinforced something I was constructing. I like the US of A. I have family there; friends there and blog visitors too! God has used the USA as a vehicle to bless the world - whilst it was in His Will and God-fearing. It could be argued the enemy has used it to further his own deceived ambitions - a la the NWO/Illuminati/freemasonry et al. But here is my point. I see - in the last generation especially - not only a turning away from Judeo-Christian principles and precepts - but also an ever-so-slow abandoning of Israel in tandem with an embrace of islam. These five [5] articles are of interest to this writer:
Pressure is being put on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu by the US and, to his credit [at the time of writing] he is holding firm. Consequently; the US economy - that bastion of the 'American Dream' - is faltering. Leaving aside the issue of abortion and other reasons for the judgement of God such as backsliding et al; we see US state finances in free fall; China shedding SOME of her US debt and even narcotics embedded in her currency.
True; there are a lot of Godless and downright 'evil' regimes around the world but the problem is that the US was once [as best a nation can be termed] 'Christian' [as was the UK] and now it is not. It is also playing a significant part in dividing the land given by God to His people [see Joel 3:2] and aiding her enemies.
It seems to me that the One Triune God is long suffering and gracious - not willing that ANY should perish. Maybe what is going on are 'warning shots' from the Almighty and maybe He is allowing these things to get our attention.
One of my favourite quotes is from one C.S. Lewis and featured in his book: "The Problem With Pain". He stated that pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Never a truer word spoken - or written. Solomon would be proud of that one!
The question is: Are we deaf; hard-of-hearing or wantonly ignorant? But thank God for His grace. That's all I can shout! And pray for the USA as well as any other nation or peoples. Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 22-Aug-2009

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

AN ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST?

Hello again folks! It was during our home church days - those of Living Waters Christian Fellowship - that within not a few messages and Bible studies I linked the proliferation of beheadings in the Book of Revelation with the fruits of islam and also the persecuting traits of roman catholicism and even state religion.
"And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands." [Revelation 20:4]
So, when I read of this interesting new book via WorldNetDaily.com by Joel Richardson; it brought back memories of fruitful days:
This book does look like an interesting read for an open-minded; truth-seeking believer. Whether or not you are sold on the EU 'Beast' and antichrist theory et al. I've such a load of books to get through at the moment but this one is tempting. There is some kind of link between the islamic mahdi and the Bible's antichrist &/or false prophet - that's for sure - there are not a few similarities. Why not get a hold of a copy and let me know your thoughts? Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 18-Aug-2009

Saturday, 15 August 2009

STATING THE OBVIOUS [2]

Hello again folks! Without touching on the delicate subject matter of islamic teaching and its 'tolerance' of other religions and peoples; specifically Christianity and Jews; when you read these articles on the latest machinations in Gaza, one does consider a few inconsistencies:
If islam is truly the religion of peace; they why do its internal squabbles and doctrinal differences mostly end in bloodshed and violence? Doubtless the finger will be pointed at Christianity re: the Crusades; the Reformation; the troubles in Northern Ireland et al. Those campaigns were all about the religion of men because the Lord said that True brothers in the Lord exhort and love another and anyone who murders is not one of His anyway. Let us now consider some of the well-known outpourings of violence within islam:
  • Shi'ite vs. Sunni
  • Iran vs. Iraq war
  • Bomb attacks at shrine in Karbala; Iraq
  • Muslim vs. muslim atrocities in Afghanistan; Iraq
  • Hamas routing of Fatah in Gaza

To this writer; well aware of the things done under the banner of national religious fervour and papal mariolatry in the name of Christianity; no muslim can honestly believe that theirs is a religion of peace - either to us infidels or other muslims.

It just doesn't stand up under the spotlight. The difference between True Christianity and other religions is RELATIONSHIP [not routine religious rites] with the One Truiune God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Islam does teach conquest via jihad [by whatever means that involves] and not bona fide mission. Is is stating the obvious that islam is NOT a religion of peace?

The only real; genuine; shalom peace is the peace of the Lord - to be found only when in right standing with Him - and only an honest and contrite prayer away! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 15-Aug-2009

Thursday, 13 August 2009

FEEL

Hello again folks! Whilst driving home from work this evening I was listening [as usual] to 'Smooth Radio'. The DJ was playing a song by Robbie Williams entitled: "Feel". I can hear you saying to yourselves: "What's so interesting about that?"Only that a couple of lines of the lyrics of the song that just kind of leapt out at me and they are:
"... I don't wanna die,
But I ain't keen on living either ..."
If ever there were words that describe this generation; I think these just about sum it up. Hopeless in the natural but with potential for hope in the spiritual. Enough said. Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 13-Aug-2009

PERIPHERAL VISION [2]

Hello again folks! From time to time, good friends of mine send me photographs of pavement art. And I love those that deal with perspective. The above artistry is by one Julian Beever. He is a fantastic artist and some of his productions are awe inspiring. When I look at this particular picture; I think of the perspective and the wonder of the child and the God-given talent of the artist. But above all that; I think on the old adage "all that glitters ain't gold" and "looks can be deceptive".
Until you take in the whole scene; you could be taken in by the central focus of the photograph. Only when you take in the periphery and see the perspective can you see the illusion - good that it is. Current events in light of Bible prophecy are like this. Most [undiscerning and well-meaning] folks; whether believers or not; have their focus occupied by what is put in front of their eyes and ears - whatever it may be - predominantly 'news'. But, as with this picture; UNTIL they recognize the bigger picture and are willing to check things out for themselves; they are wide open to being deceived.
Most people are deceived anyway because they don't think that they can be deceived! And the best deceivers are deceived themselves - for example - Benny Hinn; Kenneth Copeland and even the greatest deceiver of them all [guess who - answers on a postcard!]. Sometimes we need a practical; physical example to illustrate a spiritual truth! I hope today's message does that. Please continue to be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 13-Aug-2009

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

THERE BE DRAGONS HERE?

Hello again folks! Last Sunday the Sinclair clan went over to Wales for a 'social' with some great Christian friends. We went to Welshpool and caught a steam train to Llanfair Caereinion on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. We savoured a nice Sunday lunch and enjoyed some great fellowship. We also visited a 'Prayer House' and had a great tea with another friend in the Lord.
While we were meandering the time away in Llanfair Caereinion; we thought it a good idea to take a peek inside the local 'Church in Wales'; St. Mary's. What caught my attention was one [1] of the stained glass windows up near the altar.
The picture opposite does not do it justice. It shows [I believe] St. Michael [surely not St. George - we were in Wales!] slaying a dragon. It makes me think of that "... great dragon ... that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world ..." [Revelation 12:7-9]
A lot of folks believe that the "restrainer" in II Thessalonians 2:11 is the Holy Spirit or Holy Spirit filled believers and they sometimes use this verse to "prove" that this refers to a Pre-Tribulation rapture. But I'm not so sure that it does. There is also a strong case for this "restrainer" being the Archangel Michael [a la Daniel 10:13; 10:21 & 12:1; Jude 1:9 and Revelation 12:7-9] - the 'chief prince'; the prince of Israel; Israel's angelic protector. Who MAY move aside for Jacob's real troubles to commence [Jeremiah 30:7].
Do you not find it interesting that there are so many references that can be found to dragons &/or the Dragon - not only in the Bible but also in Church imagery; and in our general culture. I believe that the references to the serpent in the Garden of Eden are multi-layered, as is most Jewish/Hebraic text using 'midrash'. If ever there was a good Bible study that could be carried out - this is it!
I also agree with AiG; CMI and other Creation ministries that references to dragons and leviathan refer to what we nowadays call dinosaurs [a word invented in 1841 - a full 230 years after the KJV was published]. And don't cast aside totally the possibility of reptilians being around either. Just because the likes of David Icke are new age and are wrong on their overall belief system [as opposed to the Truth of the One Triune God]; it doesn't mean that they are wrong about the NWO; Illuminati and/or reptilians. Keep an open mind but be Bereans at the same time.
I have a feeling that the end times may pan out a little differently to what is predicted in the models of most end time 'experts'. Because most folks got it wrong at the 1st Advent of the LORD and no-one knows the whole mind of God. There is always a need for faith to fill in the gap where our present knowledge hits the horizon! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 12-Aug-2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

PROVERBS 27:15

Hello again folks! I wonder sometimes what could possibly have driven Solomon, the writer of Proverbs 27:15, to write these immortal words:
"A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike."
I guess that there really isn't nothing new under the sun when I read this via WorldNetDaily.com today:
I love God and I love the Holy Spirit who inspired these famous words. The Bible is just fantastic. Who says that God hasn't got a sense of humour? Goodness me ... He created me and that proves it! Please don't tell the wife or mother-in-law that I posted this one today!
Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; proverbs writers have experience of life [especially with 700 wives!]; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 10-Aug-2009

Saturday, 8 August 2009

MODEL CITIZEN

Hello again folks! I guess that I'm like a bus ... you get no postings for a week then three arrive all at once! My good friend Pete Nuttall alerted me to this interesting but vastly under-reported nugget of news this week:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/4837608/Farmer-builds-model-of-Biblical-temple.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/4837528/A-model-of-biblical-proportions-man-spends-30-years-creating-a-model-of-Herods-Temple.html
I think that this mans life work is simply marvellous. I had the opportunity to visit the Temple Institute and the 'Wailing Wall' last year in Jerusalem and see what's left of the Temple myself. And for that I am eternally grateful. But to spend thirty [30] years constructing this model - to me - is the height of dedication. As I mentioned previously; history is being re-written by some [islamic] revisionists on the existence of the Temple and there is a sad lack of knowledge of things historical generally. This man is bringing biblical history to life. Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
And many thanx again Pete for bringing this to my attention!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 08-Aug-2009

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Hello again folks! In order for something of the magnitude of the 'Mark of
the Beast' [MoB], as revealed in the Word of God, to be implemented; there are
facts [and presumptions] of the time that should be considered :
    1. Mass deception
    2. Mass worship
    3. Mass apostasy
    4. Economic uncertainty
    5. Fear of attack
    6. Abolition of cash
    7. Absolute dependence on credit
    8. Technological advance
    9. Loss of personal freedom
    10. Loss of privacy

Undoubtedly - there are more scenarios that I've listed above. But I think that there in one that is being missed by the 'experts' because it is on one hand so public and on the other hand so stealthy. I read this article the other day [or week!]:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8148116.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8191011.stm

What struck me is this. We all know about the so-called 'credit crunch'. How governments [i.e. you and me- the taxpayer] have bailed out 'failing' banks etc. etc. So we have here in the UK; banks returning to the public sector from the private sector. The same is happening with our railways and other public services to a degree. So there is a 'timebomb' in the making. But the above article also suggests that some of us MAY have to forego a sizeable chunk of our pension funds to pay for on own old age care in addition to that which we expect of the NHS. This would vastly reduce the resources of quite a few folks - if implemented.

So we have, as a result of the 'credit crunch' and an aging population, many folks who will be forced to sell their property instead of passing it down to their nearest and dearest. My thought for this day is that we are seeing the gradual erosion of private ownership by the common people; the greater intrusion of government into our [already overtaxed] incomes whilst at the same time the multi-nationals are consolidating. I can see a time in the not-too-distant future when most folks will be credit dependent. And that's why this scripture in Revelation 13, for me, is taking a sinister turn - here and now:

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." [Book of Unveiling; Chapter 13; Verses 16-17]

Please DO NOT BE DECEIVED! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 08-Aug-2009

EXODUS [1960]

Hello again folks! If you ever wanted to get a handle on the 'lay of the land' back in 1946-1948 when, of all people, the British were sending post-Holocaust Jews back to Germany from the land of their fathers; Heretz Israel [and Cyprus] to Germany; you could do no worse than watch the 1960 film: "Exodus" which starred Paul Newman and is a 3 hour; 19 minute classic!
Last night; I finally found the time to sit down with Julie and watch this film, end-to-end, and I have to say that I thought that it was [for a 'Hollywood blockbuster'] a relatively accurate historical picture about a situation that the world is all too quick to erase from its memory.
It shows a British disdain for Jewry; covers [some of the] Exodus saga; the internal schisms in the Zionist movement; the bombing of the King David Hotel and that fantastic, historic UN vote.
For £2.99 [plus P&P]; this is a good investment [in my opinion]. I got my copy from amazon.co.uk here:
There is an apparent lack of recollection by the general populace in their own history that is being seized upon by certain folks as, quietly and surely, history is re-written. This genre of films from particularly the 1950's and 1960's, although often with the usual Hollywood romance and add-ons, can be very educational. Why don't you research the birth of modern Israel from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to it's conception in 1948 for yourselves? It's good stuff! DO NOT BE DECEIVED! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 08-Aug-2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

CASE STUDY: PROFESSOR INDREK WICHMAN

Hello again folks! Long time no squeak! A good friend of mine in deepest, darkest Shrewsbury sent me this interesting piece regarding an email sent [privately] by a US Professor to his university's muslim chapter.
"The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichman sent an email to the muslim student association. The email was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech'. Enter Professor Wichman. In his email, he said the following:
Dear moslem association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests [the latest in Turkey], burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women [called 'whores' in your culture], the murder of film directors in Holland and the rioting and looting in Paris, France. This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.' If you do not like the values of the West - see the 1st Amendment - you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

Cordially,
I. S. Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen. Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion. For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the email was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.
Send this to your friends, and ask them to do the same. Tell them to keep passing it around until the whole country gets it. We are in a war. This political correctness is getting old and killing us. If you agree with this, please send it to all your friends, if not simply delete it." [end quote]
I don't know how old this situation is - probably a couple of years me thinx - but it is typical. A lot of petrodollars are spent by the islamic oil bloc in the EU and US on spin and propaganda to beef up the islamic onslaught. The CAIR in the US stamp on anyone who sneezes on the subject of critiquing islam. It's often the same here in the UK with the MCB [Muslim Council of Britain].
There is nothing wrong with questioning or critiquing any 'religion'. It's healthy. What is happening around the globe is a kind of strangulation of free thinking. Maybe this is another shoehorn for the one world religion and another stratagem of the enemy of the saints? DO NOT BE DECEIVED! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 03-Aug-2009