Monday, 31 December 2012

I ASK BUT FOR ONE THING IN 2013

Hello again folks! I do agree most heartily with the principle of: "agree to disagree" if and when folks are not on the same page. This applies to business sometimes, politics sometimes but, it seems to me, that it is hard to apply to Christians when they are welded to their movements theories, practices or 'Articles of Faith' et al. Yes, some doctrines such as the Godhood of Jesus Christ and infallibility of His Word, are immutable and immovable and a stake in the ground.

But the belief systems around Cessationism and the Pre-Tribulation rapture theory seem to me these days to be more a battleground than a forum for discussion. Indeed, some fellowships cannot "agree to disagree"about what I term "secondary theology" and are so "sold out on their movements oft man-made biblical wrestling that many folks, like me, are left out in the cold - so to speak over the timing of the rapture rather than something much more serious. This is frustrating yet another "sign of the times".

Please promise me this in 2013: If a "Peace Deal" centred in Jerusalem [Israel] is signed and a man arises with a Plan to reinvent the worlds faltering economy in 2013, you will not be one of those who "fall away" because you were wrong, were taught wrong or you are just plain disappointed that you will not escape the coming Tri-Bul-ation. Whatever we believe and/or however we interpret the Word [or our leaders and Pastors], God will perform His Word in His Time and in accordance with His Will.

Please also remember this: The most effective deceivers are those who are themselves deceived. May the LORD truly bless you in 2013.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 31-Dec-2012

Friday, 28 December 2012

READING BETWEEN THOSE LINES

#700: Hello again folks! Did you know that back in 2001, the European Court of Justice ruled that the European Commission could: "... restrict dissent in order to "protect the rights of others" and punish individuals who "damaged the institution's image and reputation ...", as reported here in 'The Telegraph' thus:


So, just as the edicts of the pope and the RC church are supposedly infallible, or, just as one cannot even publish a picture of the founder of islam [let alone a critique], yet one can say whatever they can think of abut the Lord Jesus Christ - even as a swear word - the EU has joined an exclusive club with a famous membership list. A reading of the above judgement and a cursory glance at the above photograph might lead to the same conclusion.

This, of course, is not a surprise. A wise man once said that that those who failed to learn the lessons of history were doomed to repeat them. So it is also with the cyclical, gradual fulfilment of midrashic prophecy to its ultimate conclusion.

The Beast is revealing its snarling teeth. But can Christians be Bereans and/or Watchmen in 2013? We will see in due time. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Dec-2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012

RECOMMENDED: AFTER THE TRIBULATION

Hello again folks! Regular visitors to this blog will know that I personally do not agree with the THEORY of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, as is the popular belief of many seminaries, pastors and lay people. My good friend Bob Mitchell has alerted me to a new DVD release entitled: "After The Tribulation" which is an excellent critique of the Pre-Trib Rapture position and an exponent of the Pre-Wrath Rapture position where the Tribulation and the Wrath of God are explained [and separated] biblically.

I have just spent the last couple of hours watching this interesting and challenging film and heartily recommend it to the open, enquiring and Truth seeking Christian mind.
You can watch the whole documentary on YouTube [see above] and ordering is really easy too by clicking either of these three [3] links:

Pastors Special: http://afterthetribulation.com/pastors

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 27-Dec-2012

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

TWO SPEECHES THAT SPEAK VOLUMES

Hello again folks! It was indeed interesting today to hear the Roman Catholic Church's leader in England and Wales saying that the Government's plans for gay marriage were a: "shambles" and the Archdruid of Canterbury, in his final sermon, acknowledging that the rejection of women bishops had damaged the CoE with the General Synod vote termed as being: "...deeply painful" thus:


So we have the leader of world Churchianity bemoaning the rejection of women bishops and the leader of Roman Catholics bemoaning the imposition of same-sex marriage.

I have to admire the Archbishop of Westminster over the bumbling outgoing leader of the Church of England. Both are leaders of apostate organisations but one is more interested in religious infighting than truly challenging our [so-called] government. Indeed, I personally wouldn't trust any of the [so-called] 'main' political parties. But I do trust the likes of: Nigel Farage to continue his 'straight-talking' defence of our Judeo-Christian heritage more than any man-made church organisation or traditional red or blue political party. The problem with the above news stories is that gullible Christians and Churchians are going to see the Roman Catholic Church as much more attractive than the CoE.

I will quote Mr. Farage's words again. You can compare them with the words of both of Britain's main religious leaders above and decide for yourselves:

"It appears that this government wishes to drive Christianity from public life. As a party, we will campaign against this ... stance." [end quote]

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 25-Dec-2012

THE REAL REASON [AND TIME] FOR THE SEASON

Hello again folks! When I was growing up; I never really understood the apparent tension between the Christmas story [i.e the Nativity] and the myth/legend of Father Christmas et al. The two 'traditions' were entwined yet opposed. There is no better example of this than in the lyrics of Cliff's perennial hit: "Mistletoe & Wine":
"The child is a king, the carollers sing, The old has passed, there’s a new beginning. Dreams of Santa, dreams of snow, Fingers numb, faces aglow. Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, Children singing Christian rhyme, With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree, A time for rejoicing in all that we see, A time for living, a time for believing, A time for trusting, not deceiving, Love and laughter and joy ever after, Ours for the taking, just follow the master. Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, Children singing Christian rhyme, With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree, A time for rejoicing in all that we see, A time for giving, a time for getting, A time for forgiving and for forgetting. Christmas is love, Christmas is peace, A time for hating and fighting to cease. Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, Children singing Christian rhyme, With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree, A time for rejoicing in all that we see ..." [end quote]
These familiar verses combine a heady mix of tradition and myth - with a sprinkling of truth. Cliff Richard and Alan Titchmarsh, to me, are better advocates for the Churchianity that is the CoE than the archdruid of Canterbury ever has been. Taking aside that Jesus was NOT - repeat NOT! - born on 25th December; this song proves out those immortal words:
"A false balance is an abomination to the LORD." [Proverbs 11:1]
Far too many children [and adults] see Christmas as a time for receiving stuff; visiting or being visited by Santa and doing 'traditional' things. But Christmas is about Christ. Full stop. He didn't come to bring peace [but He will one day yet future]; Yule logs [these originate from Babylonian religion - check it out for yourselves] on the fire and all the other familiar acts mentioned in the above song do not honour Christ in and of themselves. Jesus said that we [the children of the devil - see John 8:44] still do good to each other despite "being evil" ourselves.
My point is that "although this is the season to be jolly" [and there are God honouring things we can do]; it is really a poor shadow of the Truth. Real "Christ-mass" remembers the modest birth of the Saviour [probably during the Feast of Tabernacles in September/October]. The film: "The Nativity Story" released in 2006 was as accurate a depiction as you will ever see of those events nearly 2,000 years ago - in my humble opinion. Matthew 1:23 states this:
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
This, in turn, refers to Isaiah 7:14:
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
The scripture can actually be read: "God is tabernacled with us" - giving us a clue as to when He was really born. No shepherds worth their salt would be in their fields at night in December - even in Judah/Israel ... it can be freeeezing!
And we don't know how many wise men there were either ... or if they were there at the same time as those blessed shepherds [we don't know how many shepherds there were either - by the way]; but we do know how God engineered not a few miracles and fulfilled His Word - totally - for Messiah's First Advent [as He will for the Second Advent too!]. The real deal at 'Christmas' is to go back to basics. CHRIST the MESSIAH. Whatever you do in the next day or so; think on Him.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 25-Dec-2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

MAN OF THE YEAR: NIGEL FARAGE

Hello again folks! There are a lot of reasons why I personally like Nigel Farage, UKIP leader extraordinaire. And one of those reasons is because he is a straight talking politician. That belief was further enhanced when I read this quote on Facebook via Mark Taylor [UKIP @ Coventry]:

"It appears that this government wishes to drive Christianity from public life. As a party, we [UKIP] will campaign against this fundamentally illiberal and oppressive stance on the part of the government." [end quote]

For me, I absolutely agree with: 'The Sunday Times' that Nigel Farage is indeed: 'Man Of The Year'.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-Dec-2012

Sunday, 23 December 2012

POINTLESS PROGNOSTICATION

Hello again folks! I acknowledge that I have been [relatively] silent on the hype surrounding the [so-called] Mayan apocalypse that should [or maybe not!] have happened on Friday 21st December 2012. In any case, serious Bible students pretty much know how this present world will end but not when and, in some cases, in what order the preceding events will occur.

But for me, one fact that goes largely unreported is that the world literally does end every day for the approximately 160,000 folks who die daily in a given twenty four [24] period. To me it is much more important that Believers continue to witness to the One True Gospel, as directed by Holy Spirit, in what they say and do to folks BEFORE their world ends and they enter eternity. All this Mayan mayhem was and is a great opportunity to re-focus folks on not only Jesus - the Reason for the Season [even though the Saviour wasn't born on 25th December!] - but His all important Message. Let's not get diverted and sidelined on the false, but keep our eyes on the Truth - that's my message for this unique weekend.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Dec-2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

REVIEW: SPLASH [Kracked Earth]

Hello again folks! I don't recommend albums very often here on KJS-HW [save for those by David Scott-Morgan et al]. I met Martin Kinch of that excellent Roy Wood [and related artistes such as: The MoveWizzard and ELO] web site: Cherry Blossom Clinic via Facebook, but the benefit was doubled when one considers that I also crossed paths with Martin's extremely talented brother Andy Kinch too.

Andy has just written the newly released debut album for his current band: Kracked Earth - which is interestingly entitled: "Splash" - and is self-described as: "... recorded via the internet for the internet age!" This album has lyrics with strong Judeo-Christian themes including redemption, forgiveness, the Millennium et al. As well as fellow band members Simon Dennis and Mark Millin, Andy has worked extensively with many Christian music projects and with many Christian musicians, as can be evidenced here. And, after a period of thought, I've decided to replicate my album review from: ELOBF on here too. 

"Splash" - an album which was recorded on three continents yet written over five years between 2007 and 2012 - is a rock extravaganza par excellence that, as all good albums do, impresses upon the very first listen. From the opening string laden intro on: "Heaven's Gate" to the concluding 2012 'Remix' of: "Simple Man" [the original version can be found on the aforementioned: "Andy's Diner"], this whole album of Kinch written songs and lyrics which vary in style and tempo but deliver that long-lost classic repertoire of thoughtful lyrics [laden with commentary, encouragement, angst, love and hope], driving rockers, instrumental solos and ballads that this writer hasn't even wanted to listen to for a very long time. But he does now! This is one of those albums that needs must be heard.

At over an hours length there really are some great songs on here. Andy has stated that "Strange Desire" was written just after the death of Kelly Groucutt and besides being ELOesque, it would have suited Kelly's vocal talents. Some of the tracks could be Whitesnake yet some could be John Farnham, such is the range of the compositions on here. The thumping rock of: "Run" grabs your attention while the Celtic-tinged: "The Promise" and the beautiful: "Simple Man" are sublime and very much in that 'chill-out' zone. "Into The Vortex/Harvest" enters into the Pink Floyd and progressive rock arena whilst: "Onwards Upwards" and "Freak Show" could be defined as soul and: "Footsteps In The Snow" is just plain marvellous to the ear. This album should satisfy every kind of music lover, ELO anorak or not!

Track listing: [#1] "Heaven's Gate"; [#2] "Can't Live Without You"; [#3] "Strange Desire"; [#4] "Coming Up For Air"; [#5] "Into The Vortex/Harvest"; [#6] "Onwards Upwards"; [#7] "Run"; [#8] "Unconditional"; [#9] "Footsteps In The Snow"; [#10] "Never Walk Away" [#11] "Freak Show"; [#12] "These Days"; [#13] "The Promise"; [#14] "Simple Man"

 Kracked Earth feature songwriter Andy Kinch [Acoustic Guitars/All Keyboards], Tim Lynk [Vocals/Recorders], Elyan Fernova [Drums], Doug Scarratt [Electric Guitars], Simon Dennis [Bass] and Mark Millin [Percussion]. "Splash" also features: Don Schiff [Stick Bass]; Troy Donockley [Uillean Pipes and Whistles] and Butch Thomas [Soprano Saxophone].
Kracked Earth [clockwise]: Andy Kinch, Tim Lynk, Elyan Fernova, Mark Millin, Simon Dennis, Doug Scarratt

"Splash" by Kracked Earth will be available via iTunesamazonCD Baby [and other reputable music outlets] from Tuesday 27th November 2012 thus:

http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/splash
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Splash-Kracked-Earth/
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kracked-Earth-Splash
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/krackedearth

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Dec-2012

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: TELFORD DAY CONFERENCE [SDHS]


Hello again folks! I have just received this flyer and notification from the: Society For Distributing Hebrew Scriptures [SDHS] regarding a forthcoming meeting over at Donnington Wood Baptist Church [DWBC] in Telford; Shropshire; England.

DWBC is a lovely fellowship about twenty [20] miles west-north-west of here and the SDHS do an absolutely marvellous job in getting the Word out in Hebrew to our far flung Jewish friends and those of us blessed enough to want to learn the Absolute language. So; if you are in the area; why not make a date and be blessed?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Dec-2012

Saturday, 8 December 2012

THE ROAD TO ANTICHRIST

Hello again folks! The above quotation just about sums up the diabolical long game that has been in play for such a long time. The aim is to effectively brainwash a certain generation and remove their ability to think freely whilst destroying the foundations of Judeo-Christian society in the vain hope of preventing those Biblical end time prophecies being fulfilled.

Whether it be via the UN or the EU or the 'war on terror' or whatever means [single or plural] the NWO can employ or take advantage of, you can be sure that those 'international agencies' ultimately have one goal in mind. Be in no doubt that they do NOT have your eternal best interests at heart. The deceivers are just as deceived as themselves. Just re-read the Book of Revealings [Revelation] in tandem with the Book of Daniel and all will become clear - under the inspiration and illumination of Holy Spirit. You MUST seek the LORD - not fallible men - and check it out for yourselves.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 08-Dec-2012

Thursday, 6 December 2012

THE REAL ISSUE: ISRAEL, ROCKETS AND PLANNING PERMISSION

Hello again folks! If a country such as Syria were dabbling in the use of chemical weapons, the international community would rightly object and intervene. If a country such as Iran were dabbling in the use of nuclear weapons, the international community would rightly object and [hopefully] intervene. If a country such as Greece were spending well beyond their means and virtually bankrupt, the international community would rightly object and intervene. If a country such as France were firing rockets into Belgium, the international community would rightly object and intervene. If a country such as the UK were building homes on 'Green Belt' land, the international community would likely not object and intervene.

But if a country like Israel defended itself against multiple and regular rocket attack or built a few homes on its own historical territory, that same international community  not only objects to it ... it condemns Israel and goes to the UN for another resolution and recognizes the rocket launching enemy as a halfway state-in-the-making. One wonders whether the words 'level playing field' could ever be employed. Such is the outright bias of that international community, the UN and every other [so called] global agency. Biblical eschatological prophecies will come to pass. Those who continue to come against 'the Apple of God's eye' should heed the warnings of history and those in Israel should wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. Signs of the times my friends, signs of the times indeed.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Dec-2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

THE REAL ISSUE: THE UKIP FOSTERING SCANDAL


Hello again folks! Whilst you could understand why the authorities might remove children from foster care if their carers were neo-Nazis, radical islamists or even Cliff Richard fans, the recent headlines about a couple in Rotherham whose foster children were removed due to their membership of UKIP raises many questions and sets a dangerous precedence:


Yes, the Labour led council leadership and [so-called] social services have been carpeted and admonished, but what really lies behind this controversial decision is more worrying. It is that political activists and lobbyists might try this kind of harassment in future to victimize those not only on the political periphery but those other much maligned souls ... biblical Christians. Folks who might be Creationists or home schoolers or, dare I mention it, street evangelists et al. Whether you support UKIP or you are a friendly atheist or even a practising Christian [in the truest sense of the word], this incident in South Yorkshire should set those alarm bells ringing.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Dec-2012

THE REAL ISSUE: WOMEN BISHOPS

Hello again folks! One would think that the condemnation of the world for not electing to allow women to be bishops would be of great comfort to the Church of England [CoE], especially when one considers this scripture:

"... know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." [James 4:4; KJV]

Yet the leadership of the CoE are in complete agreement with world leaders, politicians and 'human rights' campaigners et al:


The outgoing Archdruid of Canterbury has been most vociferous with his disappointment and this dent in his 'legacy'. Indeed, the malcontent has led to several Bishops and many liberal laity threatening to jump ship to the Roman Catholic church over this issue. This means that both sides of the argument [the traditionalists and the liberals] have threatened this move over the last few years. It means that this 'error' is much more serious in the eyes of a fair portion of those partakers in Churchianity than the absolutely blasphemous doctrinal errors of the RCC - which some are some willing to embrace than that of having female Bishops. These events truly open the eyes to the fruit of man-made false religious practice and hierarchy when it smothers True Christianity.

In other words: STICK TO THE BIBLE AND NOT PUBLIC OPINION

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Dec-2012

RECOMMENDED: BRYN HAWORTH LIVE IN WALSALL 07/12/12

Hello again folks! My good friend Tony Troy has alerted me to a great Christian music event happening attending this Friday 7th November [7:30PM] over at: The Rock Church in Walsall because that superb guitarist-singer-songwriter Bryn Haworth is heading up an: "... evening of Gospel Bues and Country Rock".

Although this blog is somewhat late notice, I recommend that you consider attending this meeting if you live in the West Midlands of England in particular. Please click here to find out more about Bryn's biography and testimony.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Dec-2012