Tuesday, 31 December 2013

MY HOPE FOR 2014


Hello again folks! I wish to repeat that I do most heartily agree 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 2014: If a 'Peace' deal centered in Jerusalem [Israel] is signed and a man arises with a Plan to reinvent the worlds faltering economy in 2014, 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 2014.

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-2013

Monday, 30 December 2013

UKIP: BRITAIN MUST HELP SYRIA'S PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS


Hello again folks! Man of the Year for me must be the irrepressible Nigel Farage. Despite UKIP shooting itself in the foot one or two times and the unbridled bias of the media [in particular the not-so-impartial BBC], Nigel has been a refreshing revelation and spokesman for the silent majority in this country.


A further example of his wise leadership is his [and UKIP's] stance on the plight of Syria's massacred and persecuted Christians. True, Britain will not benefit from economic migration. But also true is the fact that we still have a duty to play our part in offering asylum to those who are attacked for their faith, particularly by islamists, in the Middle East. I applaud this article from the official UKIP web site:


UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today urged the government to take some responsibility in helping those Christians fleeing the civil war in Syria:

"Christians are being increasingly persecuted across the Middle East and Syria as extreme Islamist elements seek to purge the region of Christianity. Britain must take its global responsibility seriously. It would seem that EU membership has skewed our sense of compassion that has long been a hallmark of British values. This government is about to let in thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians whilst we turn our back on people who in decades past we would have helped. If we do not help these people then who will? We must as a nation help Christians who are fleeing Syria to escape death and torture by allowing some to come to the UK." [end quote]

We must pray for and assist Believers in and around Israel.

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 ... 30-Dec-2013

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

IN THE NEWS AT LAST: THE CHRISTIAN MASSACRE

Hello again folks! Most of you will know that I'm no fan of the Church of England [CoE] but I have to admit that I'm pleasantly surprised that the latest Archbishop of Canterbury - Justin Welby - has made a direct comment in his Christmas address as to the plight of Christians in the Middle East - and that comment has been repeated this very morning on 

He will say the words: "They are driven into exile from a region in which their presence has always been essential ...". Sadly he won't say that it is the adherents of the so-called 'peaceful' religion who are behind the mass extermination and persecution of Believers in many regions of the world. Even the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster - Vincent Nichols - has already said: "... many, especially in the Middle East, were risking their lives to worship."


It's about time that the masses in this formerly 'Christian' country were told real, hard-hitting REAL news like this instead of the latest showbiz gossip or the latest multi-million football transfer saga.

There is much conceding of ground to the islamic behemoth on a day by day basis. In another generation [if we have that long], this country will be unrecognizable. Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acknowledged that Germany will be majority muslim by 2040.

We must pray for and assist Believers in and around Israel.

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-2013

PUTTING CHRIST BACK INTO CHRISTMAS

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-2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: WEST MIDLANDS DAY CONFERENCE [SDHS]


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 ... 14-Dec-2013

Saturday, 30 November 2013

THE ESSENCE OF DISCERNMENT


Hello again folks! People [and nations] are deceived by the false. The false can be assumptions, presumptions, half-truths, lies, misinformation, lack of and even too much information. You can't help but notice the volume of news, opinion and information out there on the Internet on, for instance, the subject of Comet Ison or the folly of long ages based evolutionary theory.

A [some would say rare] thought crossed my mind this morning. And that thought was that deception is oft discovered too late and the best way to hide it is to present the masses with too much information. The advantage of this is that [a] people get turned off by it and go into bunker mentality and [b] that the truth - or "the narrow way" - is hidden amongst the many other streams of  assumptions, presumptions, half-truths, lies, misinformation, lack of and too much information. Rather like a needle in a haystack.

So the only way forward is to find a third party or a known basis of fact by which one can discern what is really going on. If we base our decisions and choices on the opinions of men [and not forgetting that some have well-intentioned but misguided motivation], we are most likely to be deceived.

And the name of the game in these last, troubled days is - as I have always stated - DECEPTION. Too much information is a certain mask. What all of us need is the essence of discernment. And that discernment comes not solely from reading [and knowing] the Word of God - it comes in tandem with the inspiration and leading of Holy Spirit.

Whether it be Comet Ison, the mark, the identity of antichrist, the timing of the Tribulation, debunking evolutionary thinking, the timing of the rapture or even cessationism, we must know and be certain of Truth to expose the false. And only knowing the LORD Jesus Christ personally is the guarantee of Truth.

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 ... 30-Nov-2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

GARY BARLOW: THE G-D FACTOR

Hello again folks! I decided to pre-order and purchase the new: Gary Barlow album: "Since I Saw You Last" primarly on the back of his stating that in a newspaper interview that his new offering was heavily influenced by Jeff Lynne of ELO.

Hence, I was pleasantly surprised to hear references to: The Lord's Prayer, God and faith throughout the lyrics when I received and played the album this week. Of particular note, for me, is track #5 which is entitled: "God". The chorus and bridge of that of that song includes these thought provoking lyrics thus:

"Tell me, If you found God and He gave you hope,
Would you tell the world or save your soul? 
If you found God, would you take Him home,
Would you open the curtains or keep them closed? 
If you found God, If you found God,
Would it be your secret? 
If you found God, If you found God 
Would it be your secret?

Could anyone really be that selfish?
Could anyone really be that cruel? 
To keep the king of heaven and earth right next to you."
[end quote]

I'm reminded of the scripture that tells us to: "Let our light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." [Matthew 5:16].

That a song on a seemingly popular secular album can have such powerful and challenging lyrics for the Christian is a welcome discovery. A lot of believers do exist in the comfort zone. But if you are truly thankful for your salvation then it should follow that you want others to know what the LORD has done for you.

Indeed, I agree with Gary Barlow. If you kept it a secret, it would be selfish and cruel to those round you. Be they family, friends or even enemies. It would be like keeping your light under a bushel or hiding your talents in a hole in a field. I need challenging with lyrics like this. Do you?

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-Nov-2013

THE NEXT WAVE OF DECEPTION: CHRISLAM


Hello again folks! By now you should know that YHWH or Jehovah - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - is not one and the same as the Islamic moon god Allah. Yet 'Chrislam' - the abominable marriage between Churchianity and Islam - seems very attractive to the purpose drivel followers of Rick Warren.

Saddleback Church was working with some Californian mosques only last December [2012] to adopt a three-step plan for ending the "misunderstanding" between Christians and muslims. The first stage involves teaching that muslims and Christians worship the same God. Rick Warren, CFR initiate and erstwhile apostate, appears to be heavily promoting his own 'third way' here. The "falling away" or 'apostasia' is gathering pace as is the long predicted One Word Religion. This interesting article from the: Now The End Begins blog explains in more detail here thus:


BEWARE CHRISLAM and wolves in sheep's clothing. They are one and the same.

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-Nov-2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

COMET ISON: SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT?




Hello again folks! At long last, the mass media have started to report on Comet ISON essentially because it cannot be hidden from the public anymore. Folks will be able to see Comet ISON in the sky soon and this comet is indeed huge! The 'super comet' is predicted will be at its closest point to Earth on the 25th and 26th of December 2013, after it has slingshot around the sun and if it doesn't break up in doing so.

You will hopefully be aware the the LORD Jesus Christ was most likely born during the Feast of Tabernacles. Personally, I find it significant that the comet will pass closest to Earth at Saturnalia - the birthday of Nimrod - a type of Antichrist - and a pale imitation of the star that shone at the birth of the LORD Jesus Christ. Much like the works and person of Satan are insignificant to the Glory of the LORD.

So, may I suggest that you keep an eye not only on the spectacle but also the timing of this cosmic event.

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 ... 26-Nov-2013

ANGOLA: AN INTERESTING PRECEDENT?

Hello again folks! An interesting precedent indeed from the southern African country of Angola:



www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513388/Angola-bans-Islam-shuts-mosques

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 ... 26-Nov-2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

RECOMMENDED: KEN HAM TOUR: NOVEMBER 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 ... 18-Nov-2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

THE POWER OF THE BLOOD - LITERALLY!

Hello again folks! Sometimes the Bible interprets itself. What is literal is usually explained as such and what is midrashic, allegory, parable or poetry is just that. Of course, no prophecy is of private interpretation and without the illumination of Holy Spirit, reading the Bible in the flesh can lead to many problems, the worst of which is false doctrine. I've just found this interesting diagram via: The Prophecy Club and think it worthy of consideration as an explanation that helps understand just how truly the LORD Jesus Christ actually, physically and literally fulfilled the written Word as the living Word.

The story is that the Mercy Seat was found about twenty [20] years ago in a cave 20 feet below where the crucifixion of the LORD Jesus Christ took place at Golgotha. There was a crack in the rock above leading to the surface and the blood found on the ark was human. A book entitled: "Dead Men's Secrets" apparently contains details of this interesting claim. It remains to be seen whether this is a fact but it is an enthralling and tantalising possibility.


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-Sep-2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013

RECOMMENDED: PATTERNS IN THE CHAOS [Dave Scott-Morgan]



Hello again folks! The paperback edition of Dave Scott-Morgan [DSM]'s excellent autobiography entitled: "Patterns In The Chaos" [Lifeware Publishing; 220 pages; ISBN 978-1-291-37466-7] arrived earlier this week, following its release on 20th August 2013.

A cursory flick through the pages reveals not only some superb snapshots of the musical career of DSM from 1963 with: Jeff Sylva & The Four Strangers through to his stint with ELO and beyond, but also his candid recollections of a remarkable life which has included a flying career, becoming a born-again Christian and a Pastoral calling. "Patterns In The Chaos" looks like a 'must read' for any fan of: Brum Beat [including: The MoveThe Uglys et al] as well as, of course, Jeff Lynne and ELO.

Photo reproduced courtesy Dave Scott-Morgan © 2013

You can order this superb book via Lulu.com for just £8.99 [plus post and packing] thus:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/david-scott-morgan/patterns-in-the-chaos/paperback/product-21109166.html;jsessionid=0F84F8A41559903E9A3E25DDDA329DFC?showPreview=true

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 ... 01-Sep-2013

Sunday, 5 May 2013

THOUGHT OF THE DAY [2]

Hello again folks! Here's another thought to consider:

"But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you." [Luke 11:20] 

Many folks [and some so-called 'Christians'] have been heard to either say or struggle to find an answer to the suggestion that cultists such as JW's, muslims, atheists and other non-apologists often come up with that the Lord Jesus Christ never actually stated that He was God. I beg to differ. There are several passages to potentially use and dispute with but I've always thought that Luke 11:20 was the strongest and most obvious. It speaks for itself. Period!

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-May-2013

THOUGHT OF THE DAY [1]

Hello again folks! Here's a thought to start this series of thoughts off:

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." [Matthew 24: 12]

The Greek word for: "love" in the above passage is: "agape". This is the word for the unconditional love that people only have because God has given it to them. This means that for those folks whose [agape] love is growing cold, we must conclude that they must have had it in the first place via a relationship with God.

Many folks these days bemoan the lack of respect for authority, parents and almost everything else. Some attribute it to the failing influence of 'the Church' and as a 'sign of the times'. But it is much more significant than this and not only because it is part of the Olivet Discourse. The Lord Jesus Christ is actually saying that the love of believers will grow cold in the Last Days.The root causes for this are many but the primary reason for such mass apathy is lack of obedience, lack of love for the Word and [not forgetting] deception. I guess we all need sometimes to take a fresh look at those familiar scriptures and in this case, ask ourselves whether our own professed [agape] love is fading away or it is simply not a high enough priority in our lives.

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-May-2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

RECOMMENDED: DUSTBIN BABIES CAMPAIGN

Hello again folks! Today I would like to raise the awareness of the: DUSTBIN BABIES CAMPAIGN which has the goal of raising the funding through: Indiegogo for land in: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa so that homes can be built for abandoned babies and orphaned children.

A young couple - Mark and Rene Morcom - have literally put their lives on the line to do this. They now live with all of the children in a council owned house. They gave up their jobs to do what they are doing. This young couple have earned the respect of the poor because they are now dirt poor themselves.

Short Summary
"Infanticide sadly is part of life in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. All too often a baby is found abandoned in a rubbish bag, bin, in the gutter or on a dump. A young couple, Mark and Rene Morcom, sought to address this by rescuing some of the babies, and established a charitable trust called: "Assist: Change in Action" to support their essential work. As a result, they've drastically reduced the death rate. They are now extremely overcrowded but receive only minimum Government help because they don’t yet meet the Government criteria. If they were able to acquire a small piece of land, the Department of Human Settlement would fund the building of purpose built baby homes with no more than six babies to a home." [end quote]

The campaign will run for another 59 days up to: Tuesday 25th June 2013. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this example of folks living the Word and loving orphans practically, literally bringing the LORD Jesus Christ to these blessed people. Here is the link for the campaign: 


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-April-2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013

THE DEFINITION OF TRAPPED?

Hello again folks! I was driving to work this last week and I noticed the lyrics: "... trapped in hell ..." in one of the songs on the radio. This [inevitably!] made me ponder this: If you were in hell, would you truly be trapped?

I say this because I got to thinking that you might feel trapped in very many scenarios but if you were in hell then surely you would not be trapped because you have nowhere else to go. It would be 'home'? Something to think on when witnessing to lost folks me thinx ...

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-April-2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

EARLY [TRUE] CHURCH VERSUS CHURCHIANITY

Hello again folks! Trust me to put out four [4] articles in one day ... and on April Fools Day at that! So I've nothing more really to add to the above picture that I found on Facebook a while back other than to swap the word: CHRISTIANTY for: CHURCHIANITY.

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 ... 01-April-2013

UNDERSTANDING THEM TO WIN THEM

Hello again folks! A lot is said about the so-called common threads between islam and Christianity. But the truth is that there are really far more differences and opposing views than mutually agreeable ones. Another evidence of the thoughts and intents of islam as a crusading and proselyting religion versus Christianity can be seen by what is done by true followers of the religions in their own backyards. The above photograph shows a muslim crowd torching and burning the homes of Christians in Pakistan. What they are doing is horrific, evil and most probably murderous. But they are following the precepts of their faith, as taught in their mosques by their imams in their own land. This is the face of islam in an islamic country. Pure and simple. This is not an islamophobic or racist observation. When the followers of allah are the majority in their land, they behave a whole lot differently as they did when they were in the minority. Mohammed was the same and he is their role model in many respects.
True Christianity calls for perseverance, forgiveness, prayer, fasting and even turning the other cheek in the face of adversity - in total opposition to the violence of the crowd. And one does not need to just delve into the koran and the hadith and put out Bible quotations to prove those crucial differences solely.

No army can win a battle if they do not know the enemy. I believe that Christians need to study and understand other religions. Their drivers, their tenets and the mindset of their followers in order to hold their ground at the very least. There are many transcripts of how muslims have left their faith after being shown the Truth of Who the Messiah Yeshua really is. Those life changing decisions have been the result of Holy Spirit intervention [of course], much prayer, the knowledge of scripture and also, most importantly, an awareness of where the muslim is coming from. Take a look at: Barnabus Fund and their literature to see how effective this can be and has been, from their founder Patrick Sookhdeo onward.

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 ... 01-April-2013

THE PURITY OF HONEST ENQUIRY

Hello again folks! The above cartoon displays a lot of truth. If you do not tow the line in the politics of scientific enquiry, you will - usually - be left out in the cold. Whether you honestly question the theory of human-caused global warming or if you even begin to challenge the theory of long ages evolution [which, by the way, is a religion by its own definition] the same bigoted reaction will ensue. Whether you are a Creationist or a believer in Intelligent Design [ID], the answer is that most of what we are sold as 'science' is actually not 'science'.

Honest theorem, investigation, experiment, evaluation and conclusion must fit the already accepted theory or [religious] belief in that theory. If not, you come under certain pressure or become an outcast. It applies in other forums too. If you defend the right of the Jewish State of Israel to exist or investigate the truth of the origins and beliefs of roman catholicism and islam, for instance. Churchians are often fooled into the so-called wisdom of man substituted for that of God. And even Christians can be sucked in by their good intentions, if nothing else.

These days folks are told what to believe from the cradle to the grave. The difference is that this generation lacks any real desire to challenge the so-called 'accepted norm'. Yes, Bereans are needed in real science and even politics let alone Churchianity, as well as in True Christianity. The answer is simple and biblical:

CHECK THINGS OUT FOR YOURSELF!

The Apostle Paul expected it to be so back in the day [Galatians 1:8] and thus all the more in these darkened days. 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 ... 01-April-2013

WHY NOT PASSOVER EASTER FOR THE TRUTH?

Hello again folks! I have to say that I've never seen so many eggs, chicks and bunnies as I have this year for the pagan Easter festivities - and a few less Crosses. And I'm so glad that I pay more attention to Passover than the increasingly commercial Asterte idolatries. It seems right to share a few of my photographs from my May 2008 visit to Jerusalem to the Tomb that couldn't hold Him. The REAL reason for the season thus:
Note the 'skull' of Golgotha [L] and 'View from the front' [R]
 
'Roll away that stone' [L] and my tourist pose [R]
The place of the Rising

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 ... 01-April-2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

NEW POPE ELECTION A REAL SHOCKER?

Hello again folks! You might have noticed that I have refrained from any comments or speculation on the identity of the new pope. This is because I have reservations about the reliance on the eleventh century extra-biblical 'propecies' of Roman Catholic 'saint' St. Malachy by some.
The last pope is supposed to be 'Peter The Roman' [which may be a pseudonym or a coded name] and I will continue to refrain on any speculation at the time of writing. My reluctance to comment appears to have been a rare wise decision for me as it has just been announced that the 266th pope is to be Argentinian Jorge Bergoglio, Cardinal of Buenos Aires, the first Latin American pope ever and the first non-European pope for over a thousand years. His new papal title will be: Francis I.

In these days where the antichrist is not too far away, I find it more interesting that the new pope said that: "... the cardinals went to the end of the world to find the new pontiff ...". So, if I were you, I'd keep watching that periphery ...

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 ... 13-March-2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013

OH DEER!

Hello again folks! There was a story on BBC Breakfast News this morning that caught my attention as I readied myself for work. It described how 'experts' were saying that the deer population of the UK was exploding out of control and a cull was needed. Two [2] thoughts crossed my mind as I drove to work.

The first was that the avid evolutionist by definition, has to be an advocate of the "survival of the fittest" paradigm so intervening in the 'natural cycle' is actually interfering in the evolution of both the deer themselves and the other creatures 'threatened' in their habitat. It just goes to show that: "The fool [who] hath said in his heart, There is no God." [Psalm 14:1] is also a hearty hypocrite!

My other thought was his. We know that NWO and Illuminati desire a dramatic decrease in the population of the planet from the current seven [7] billion to around half a billion. I wonder how long it will be before those 'experts' - and their Luciferian masters - will wait before they also think that human kind also needs a cull of a different kind - and for different purposes? It was just a thought but worth thinking on all the same. Keep watching that periphery folks. Sometimes they let their guard down.

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 ... 07-March-2013

Monday, 4 March 2013

ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD

Hello again folks! I need add no more to the above other than [as usual] to encourage and exhort you to ALWAYS check any word or claim for your good selves, especially in these dark days. In this case, I'm sure you will find the right answer! Go check your history books!

Here's a clue: “... A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds … a silent mournful expanse ... a desolation ... we never saw a human being on the whole route ... hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”
[Mark Twain in 1867 from "The Innocents Abroad"]

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 04-March-2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

RAPTURE READY?

Hello again folks! Here's a thought. If you are a faithful follower of the theory of the Pre-Tribulation rapture, will you indeed be truly ready IF that theory is proven to be wrong, however well intentioned you were? Would you be ready to endure at least some of the Tribulation? Will you be ready when the LORD does return to gather up the dead first and then those still alive in that day?

Will you be ready - IF you are wrong about the timing of the rapture? It's a thought that that deserves honest contemplation and not the atypical over-reaction that Christians and Churchians often exhibit when their 'holy cow' is questioned. I know that I'd rather be ready than in denial with all my prophetic eggs in one basket, so to speak. And please don't confuse the wrath of Satan with the Wrath of God ...

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 ... 03-March-2013

Saturday, 2 March 2013

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE END TIMES

Hello again folks! Sometimes a picture [or a diagram!] can convey what a thousand [1,000] words cannot. And when one is trying to understand the Jewish feasts and their relation to End Times theology [Eschatology], an explanation such as given by the above schematic, at the very least helps see the bigger picture as you study the Word. You cannot deny the Jewishness of Yeshua and the accuracy of God's Timetable. May you be blessed by the above summary as we approach those very times.

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 02-March-2013

Friday, 1 March 2013

FLOATING YOUR BOAT

Hello again folks! An atheist friend of mine sent me this amusing cartoon and joke. But I think the joke is on him. I think he should re-float his own boat - so to speak! Life jackets and even lifeboats do fail from time to time ... but faith in the One True Triune God NEVER fails. Amen to that!

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 ... 01-March-2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

LOVING ONE ANOTHER

Hello again folks! One of the artistes who I regularly endorse and feature on my ELOBF blog is: Bubble Gum Orchestra [BGO] - otherwise known as Michael Laime Hildebrandt - a Texas based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His latest album: BGO II features a lovely song entitled: "Loving One Another" and Michael has just officially released the music video for the song:
Hence, I've decided to also post the video here too. I like the fact that the video shows love, forgiveness and reconciliation. In a world where most [so-called] 'artistes' resort to lewd imagery and lyrics, it is really nice to listen to and watch an uplifting piece of film and enjoy a moral tune too!

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 ... 26-Feb-2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SECOND COMING: STRYPER

Hello again folks! The late, great: Larry Norman once sang: "Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music?" And he was right, in my personal opinion. Some Christians tend to generalize when it comes to the various musical styles that came along after the Fifties. My view is that the LORD can use all types of music to spread His Gospel and lift up His Name. So when: Frontiers Records - the current home of: Jeff Lynne and ELO - recently announced that they had also signed the legendary Christian rock band: Stryper - I thought it of note. Please find the official press release below for your perusal.
Iconic Christian rockers Stryper sign to Frontiers Records for multi-album deal. Re-recorded collection: "Second Coming" due out in March

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of iconic Christian rockers Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first release due out will be a new re-recorded collection; SECOND COMING will hit streets on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America.

The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs recorded especially for SECOND COMING, and is produced by Stryper front man Michael Sweet.

Sweet commented, “We're really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome ... better than the originals in many ways! One word to describe the record? Heavier. We've hooked up with some great people - we've got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow." Please see below for the complete track listing. Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet [vocals/guitar], Oz Fox [guitar], Tim Gaines [bass] and Robert Sweet [drums], Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as: SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as "Calling on You," "Free," and "Honestly."

After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

SECOND COMING track listing: Loud N’ Clear; Loving You; Soldiers Under Command; Makes Me Wanna Sing; First Love; The Rock That Makes Me Roll; Reach Out; Surrender; To Hell With The Devil; Calling On You; Free; The Way; Sing Along Song; More Than A Man; Bleeding From Inside Out (New); Blackened (New)" [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 ... 15-Jan-2013

Saturday, 12 January 2013

RECOMMENDED: THE LAND OF THE BIBLE TOUR 2013

 Hello again folks and a belated "Happy New Year" too! Back in May 2008, I had the great blessing of travelling with: Bob Mitchell and Bob Waughman on a short trip to Israel where I caught up with some relatives and also assisted the two [2] Bob's in sizing up the locations and logistics for Biblical tours to Israel.
So it was nice to receive the above flyer via: CFI [Christian Friends of Israel] this week where: Bob Waughman is teaming up with: David Moyle for their 2013 tour between 13th and 23rd October 2013. I can personally recommend this tour because I know the research and thought that has gone into it. So, if you have that deep desire [like me] to visit [or re-visit] Israel and experience the land of the Apple of God's eye, please prayerfully consider it.

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Jan-2013