Friday, 31 July 2009

Please Bear With Me!

#333: Hello again folks! Please bear with me ... I'm really apologetic for the relatively low number of articles that I've posted in July 2009.

This is not because of any reason other than sheer busyness. I have such a lot of subject matter to cover which is "in the works" and most of my postings are hand crafted animals that need care and attention. With our excuse for a summer here in the UK; the school holidays and other important commitments; time has flown by ... and tomorrow it's August ... already!

So, please keep visiting KJS-HW in August when I hope to be a bit more prolific. Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 31-July-2009

Thursday, 23 July 2009


#332: Hello again folks! If ever you wanted further proof of the absolute folly of [a] state religion and [b] false doctrine; you only need to have listened to certain newscasts today or read articles like this:

The Church of England is now offering a '2 for the price of 1' deal to the general [and mostly unregenerate] public. Unmarried couples with children will now be able to baptize their children and get married in the same occasion. That ordinary folks do want to get married is good. That the CoE is offering same-time baptism to any offspring when their mum and dad are getting hitched is; to me; simply jaw-droppingly astounding a yet another 'sign of the times'.

Leaving aside the issue of most English folks mindset that they have a civil &/or human right to be baptized, married and buried [hatched; matched & despatched] in their local CoE outlet regardless of whether they are truly believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; it is clear from the scriptures that fully-immersed water baptism follows the conversion of an accountably aged soul. There is no mention of the [pagan-esque] practice of sprinkling babies.

The 'deal' being offered to couples is a desperate ploy to increase numbers [and revenue no doubt]. It is based on man's [so-called] wisdom and not the Word of God. It proclaims a false gospel message and gives false comfort and hope to unsaved folks. It is a mockery of True and Biblical Christianity. It makes the CoE a laughing stock to most of our citizens. This is why I wrote some time ago that the CoE needs a state funeral. Not the people ... the organization.

I know some vicars and practising Anglicans who are sound people. They are where they feel God wants them to be and they are probably more honest than I. There is ALWAYS a remnant. That's not the point. Wrong doctrine leads to wrong conduct and this is a typical example. But to offer a free-market driven and world-friendly deal to a lost and lonely world is, in my opinion, spiritually criminal. It's another CoE catastrophe in the making. I will say no more because I promised a gentleman who regularly visits this blog today that I would keep my musings on this topic today [relatively] short!

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-July-2009

Monday, 20 July 2009

Chinese Whispers

#331: Hello again folks! Regular visitors to KJS-HW will no doubt recall that I am always urging folks to take their eyes from off the perceived main news events of the day and trawl the periphery for what is really going on - if; indeed; it is reported at all. At the moment the media is full of swine flu fever and the like but today I would like to draw your attention to something else. Yes; we should all keep watching the development of the EU and [as some consider] potential antichrist candidates like Tony Blair; Gordon Brown; President Barack Hussein Obama; Nicolas Sarkozy et al. But it is quite easy to be deceived in doing a spot of Beast bookmaking! My good friend Marian always reminds me to ensure that I am not man-musing when I construct my articles and she is right.

However; I do feel 'led' to state this. Most Bible scholars [including moi] can't see the USA as a major player in end-time events; at the time of writing. Marian's admonition has prompted me to say this: the jury has not returned a verdict on this and it could be that there are terms used in the prophecies of Daniel; Ezekiel and even the Book of Revelation that may - as events are unveiled and revealed - need redefining. Only God knows. So there is always a need for the writer and reader to use their God-given intelligence and discernment when digesting all the 'noise' that emanates with regard to these 'last days'. Having said that; IF America were to decline from a 'super-power' to a regional power in the forthcoming days, perhaps as a judgement for its treatment of the Jewish nation of Israel and their God-given land or its rejection of God and His Ways, then I think it of interest to note these two [2] recent stories as reported by the Beeb:

Quite a few folks believe that Iran already has the capability to launch and deploy nuclear weapons and that they could do so from any container vessel off the east coast of the USA. IF a weapon or weapons were detonated at high altitude at that location; the EMP pulse could well send the USA back to the 19th century for a few months or even years. That COULD happen. The [predicted by some] demise of the USA could also be triggered - not by military means - but by natural or economic means. For instance; Iran has already set up an oil bourse that trades in euros instead of US dollars. The medium term aim being to remove the USD as an international first choice reserve currency and destroy the foundations of the US economy. Which leads me to the main course of todays meal. There are senior officials in China now calling for the USD to be replaced as THE reserve currency of the world; that it is past its 'sell-by date'. We also have the Russians promoting a 'future world currency' [MAYBE a preamble to the mark of the beast] and even distributing coinage. But maybe of more significance to this is that China now holds a record $2.1 Trillion in its reserves.

The 'Kings of the East' are indeed rising just as is antichrist and the Beast empire. Slowly and surely and stealthily. All in God's time and in line with His Word. China COULD trigger the collapse of America without the need to press the 'red button'; all it would take is one [rather large] financial transaction and then let the free market take its course. And that is the point of my message today. Watch the periphery and don't put your prophetic eggs all in one basket.

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 20-July-2009

Sunday, 19 July 2009

For When Words Fail You [2]

#330: Hello again folks! Long time no squeak ... er ... speak! Sometimes you come across something that says in a cartoon or a picture or even a photograph what a thousand sentences cannot convey. Well, I am indebted today to Mr. Jerry Golden [of The Golden Report:] for sending me the above cartoon regarding the myth of modern Palestine. That there were members of the British Army in the Second World War who were Jewish/Israeli but were members of the Palestinian Regiment/Brigade also explodes the myth that there has always been an arabic/islamic palestinian culture and distinct entity in the land named by the Romans in memory of the Philistines [a la Goliath] to insult its Jewish occupants. The cartoon above should at least challenge the reader to be a Berean and check those eleven [11] questions for themselves. Check out the history of the 'country' of 'Palestine' up until the British liberation in 1917 for your good selves. Now there's a challenge!

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
Next blog: Chinese Whispers
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 19-July-2009

Monday, 13 July 2009

The Imminent Ones

#329: Hello again folks! We all need to agree to disagree on the so-called 'controversy' within Christian circles of the timing of the rapture. It is what I call a secondary doctrine and genuine debate on it is good and healthy - it shouldn't cause fear or panic or worry. My good friend Bob Mitchell on his POST TRIBULATION FORUM blog [] has suffered what I can only call 'abuse' because he doesn't hold a Pre-Trib position. It's so strange to have this sacred cow of a doctrine within religio-Christanity causing so much angst. Or is it?

Holders to the Pre-Trib THEORY are free to have such an opinion. And so are those who are Mid-Trib; Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib. I think that a lot of money, time and resource has been employed in popularizing the Pre-Trib position and certain individuals have a lot to lose - in this temporal world as well as the next. It is not my intention within this particular blog to muse on the differing positions regarding the rapture of the True Church. As with not a few of my postings lately; I think the belief that Spirit-filled believers cannot be deceived is fallacious. Christ Jesus expressly warns about deception in these last days. Please take the time to read my recent messages on not being deceived in these days. Indeed, I'm getting more than a little concerned with those folks who have it all worked out already. But there is an awful lot going on in the periphery; away from the gaze of the news-hungry masses.

They say everything is imminent. They know [more or less] when the rapture will take place; they know [more or less] who the antichrist is; they estimate [more or less] who the false prophet is ... and it goes on. We need to be very careful where fallen [but well-meaning] human beings construct a theory and a doctrine on their own or others presuppositions and [at times] certain scriptures taken out of context.

If the imminent ones are teetering right now of the edge of eternity; and they are literally awaiting the rapture in 11/100th of a seconds notice [the timing of a blink of the eye]; then their lives should be reflecting this - focusing on the 'there and then' much more than the 'here and now'.On the other hand; I think it of value to note some of the reports being filed that suggest that although we are much nearer to the end than the beginning [most creationists think the world is 6,000 years old]; and although some of the end-time prophecies have been or are being fulfilled; there is still [in my opinion] still a little way to go.

For instance; RFID technology on a mass scale appears [note that I used the word 'appears'] to not be quite there; or the famed one world religion or the one world currency - yet: Check out this interesting piece of 'news' on the prologue [maybe] to the MoB one world currency:

Even though I believe most end time prophecies will be fulfilled like falling dominoes [a la Revelation and Daniel]; there 'appears' to be the need for [a] the catalyst and [b] the resource[s] for some of the momentous vehicles to be in place and yet future events to occur. The framework may even be in place but there is still a big difference between completing the edge of a jigsaw and completing the puzzle. No-one knows the time or the hour other than the Father. We all need to give this important facet of eschatology a little more attention than is currently apportioned.

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-July-2009

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Do Not Be Deceived in These Days [2]

#328: Hello again folks! I'm listening to "Tubular Bells II" by Mike Oldfield as finish off this particular blog. What a wonderful piece of music to hear as I tackle another difficult subject.

Another item of news that was not on the radar in terms of headline grabing this last week was the trial of the leader, Youssouf Fofana, of a Parisian gang known as the 'Barbarians' over the murder of a young Jewish man named Ilan Halimi. He was lured into a 'honeytrap' by a Franco-Iranian woman named Yalda before being held ransom in captivity for three [3] weeks before his tortured corpse was discovered on Monday 13th February 2006:

This case has occupied the French media for quite some time and the incident sparked some protests against anti-semitism at its peak. That there is rising anti-semitism in France and all of Europe should not be denied. It may not be disproportionate to the rising number of islamic minorities here in Eurabia. The consensus is that this was a mixture of a race-hate and a crime of extortion. But if we look at the make-up of the gang; there is a sizeable islamic influence. Just as there was no mention of the Paris riots being carried out by disaffected islamic youth; we again find in this case the absence of the words: islam; muslim et al. there is a wanton refusal in the mass media in the West to use these words on any reported news events with a negative vibes for the religion of islam or its adherents.

This is happening a lot. A kind of positive censorship for islam. Let us remember that the Taliban are following the koran to the letter and killing our troops in Afghanistan. It's not a war of equals. It is a religious war for them but a political one for us. That is why islam and the Greek [western] concept of democracy is totally different. Think on Iran; Gaza; Lebanon et al. Remember that Gazans 'freely' voted in Hamas. Again, there is a lot of deception about.

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-July-2009

Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Beauty of Mathematics

#327: Hello again folks! I like this! My cousin in Israel sent me a lovely MS PowerPoint presentation entitled "The Beauty of Mathematics" and this is a part of it. Did you know that if you allocate the numbers 1 to 26 to the letters of the English alphabet A to Z [i.e. A=1; B=2 et al]; and; if you express the sum as a percentage figure ... then:
and ... HARD WORK = 98%
but ... ATTITUDE = 100%
and ... LOVE OF GOD = 101%
So while KNOWLEDGE and HARD WORK will get you close; and ATTITUDE will get you there, it's the LOVE OF GOD that will get you over the line!

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-July-2009

Do Not Be Deceived in These Days [1]

#326: Hello again folks! When I read this article on the BBC News web-site; my heart skipped a beat to say the very least:

The title of this piece is: "POPE CALLS FOR A UN 'WITH TEETH'". Need I say any more? Some folks with their own 'version' of eschatology think the pope as the antichrist &/or the false prophet. And others hold that the UN &/or its leader will or may morph into the 'Beast' of the Book of Revelation. That is their view and opinion and they have the right to believe that.

I didn't see this report on any of the major news channels this last week. It appears to have been 'hidden' amongst the other 'breaking' news stories. We need to be careful that we are not pre-empting or pre-guessing what events are going to happen. Many folks have a model and have it all worked out what will happen and in what order it will occur. Please note that not a few 'expert' folks got Jesus' First Advent wrong. It should not surprise us if it happens the second time too. Believers need to be VERY careful.

That a man who heads the most anti-[True] Christian religious sect in the world [in tandem with islam] would call for something of a global "this-worldly"and temporal political nature to have 'teeth' should indeed be noted. You are almost daily seeing the jigsaw pieces being prepared for the final end time puzzle to be solved. I've said many times that while our attention is directed to be focused on the 'main events'; other happenings are quietly going on in the periphery; fulfilling the Word of God to the jot and tittle.

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

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-July-2009

Monday, 6 July 2009

Drawing the Line

#325: Hello again folks! I find it interesting what is being generally reported by the usual suspects in the mass media on the recent statements emanating from a certain CoE bishop on the subject of not so much homosexuality in general but the physical practice[s] associated with it. That this certain gentleman said that homosexuals need to "repent and be changed" is indeed biblical but it also applies to all manners of other "sins" too. The 'controversy' that this has engendered should not be a surprise.

Here is my take on the subject: I believe that there is sufficient biblical warrant against the sexual outpouring of homosexuality. This is unchanged since the fall. That there are folks who have big issues with this area and struggle with it should not be underestimated. Only God knows the torment that can go on in the human soul over this and other issues. God looks on the inside but man only the outward. Christianity should stand on the Word and condemn the practice but not the people in the sense that it should preach the message of repentance and true salvation. Our 'job' is to state that position and stick to it avoiding compromise and the pressure of the world system to dilute that message.

Having said that, once that message has been proclaimed - that should be it. A watchman warns and leaves it to his hearers to respond appropriately. Whether the world calls Christianity 'bigoted' is irrelevant. Whether supposed 'Christians' or otherwise make public statements like "... this is not Christ's message ..." is beside the point too. Man's opinions do not come into play on the core message.

So if people hear 'the message' and disagree or disregard it; the consequences are on their own head [as with all other 'sins']. The real bigotry, hatred and indifference is the politicalization of homosexuality into an agenda. Theirs is always an attack on True Christianity using the 'straw man' stratagem. That some of the homosexual lobby are nice, loving and well-meaning people goes without saying. But to constantly be on the attack to the purpose of changing Christianity to their worldview on the vehicle of their determination [and not vice versa] is, in and of itself, bigoted and unloving and hypocritical.

The lines should be drawn. On one side is this position [Christianity] and on the other side is that position [the 'Gay' lobby]. That some folks do not practise the physical nature of their desire should also be noted. But when it comes down to the real deal; only God can look on the inside but man the outward. It's not a political or social issue. It's a personal one-on-one issue. At the very least there should be an agreement to disagree.

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-July-2009

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Regina Spektor @ Glastonbury

#324: Hello again folks! Happy 4th of July! Please click on the link here to see thirty [30] minutes of Regina Spektor's set at Glastonbury including the song "Laughing With":

I cited some of the lyrics to the above referenced song in my previous article on this subject entitled "Regina Spektor" on Saturday 27th June 2009:
The full set includes a number of songs from her new album "Far" - five [5] trax of which are produced by Jeff Lynne of ELO fame. Enjoy the show!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 04-July-2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Is No Gospel Better Than Any Old Gospel?

#323: Hello again folks! My good friend Sir Bob Mitchell [another living fossil!] has posted an thought provoking article regarding the presentation of the social gospel in lieu of the True Gospel:

That there are some really nice folks out there who are getting into this politically correct pseudo socio-gospel with good intentions is indeed a fact. But if it ain't the Real Deal; it can only be a counterfeit. And we all know who is a master at this kind of deception - don't we?

So my question today: "Is no Gospel better than any old 'gospel'?" is really an open-ended query. The True Gospel is very simple. It is not related to what we can do to make it more attractive to the world or dress it up. It is the production of the Author of Life and the Captain of Salvation. Jesus summed it up in one sentence when He uttered this immortal Word of Wisdom:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." [John 14:6]

You can't earn a gift. God gave it because you can't earn it.

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel ... with the God breathed True Gospel ... not any old man-made gospel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ...KJS ... 02-July-2009

Living Fossils in the 21st Century

#322: Hello again folks! I'm sure that more enlightened creationists than me or deluded evolutionists can answer this question; but I'll ask it anyway! How can certain creatures be supposedly millions of years old but then can still be found still living and breeding here in the modern era?

It has been reported this week that a recently dead but ancient blood-sucking fish called the Sea Lamprey that is supposed to pre-date the dinosaurs [before Status Quo began touring!] was discovered in the River Thames. I guess the 'experts' will call it a 'living fossil' [like Cliff Richard I suppose!]. The above article from the BBC states that:
"Like the shark and the crocodile, sea lampreys have barely changed over thousands of millennia"

But if the THEORY of evolution is true and uniform; then surely it's all about the survival of the fittest; the law of the jungle; dog eat dog et al? How can a creature not evolve and survive? It just shows that the famous saying: "Tell a lie often enough and most people will believe it" really is true. There seems to be one or two 'living fossils' about. Another one that comes to mind is the Coelacanth - a 'prehistoric' fish that was taught as 'extinct' and 'ancient' until one was found alive in 1938.

That these statements are made in everyday news articles and in scientific circles shows the extent to which most folks have been brainwashed. From infant to OAP; from nursery onwards; most folks [including some Christians] swallow this 'proposition' hook, line and sinker.

If you can't believe Genesis; you will struggle to really accept the remainder of the Word. And if you take away the foundation of salvation ... the fall of man [the first Adam] and his need for True salvation ... you take away the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ [the second Adam] ... to do the Work of His Father ... which is True Salvation. It's a major part of a subtle; clever; devious plan to deceive a great part of men [made in the image of God Himself] into walking the broad autobahn to destruction instead of the narrow country lane to eternal life. The above article is the thin end of the edge.

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 02-July-2009

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

EU Watch: Fruity Fiction

#321: Hello again folks! Welcome to the second half of 2009! The news today is plastered with the story that after twenty [20] years; the EU is relaxing its rule book regarding the required specifications of our fruit and vegetables! Yes, it's true:

So - we are going to see the return of the bent banana; curly carrot and knobbly nectarines! This news has been been added to today's news roster as a kind of lighthearted afterthought to counter the reams of bad news we are subjected to each day.

And, naturally, most folks will think it typical of those silly, insignificant, faceless bureaucrats in Brussels & Strasbourg - with a wink and a wry smile. Their perception of the EU being a white elephant of an assembly over on the continent making irrelevant decisions will be reinforced. But I think this is a masterstroke of PR!

Stories [propaganda?] like this are much easier to broadcast to the EU population and they will [eventually] drink it in. Of course; they will not hear in anything like the same measure any 'negative' news on the subject of the EU or its impending explosion of power over their countries affairs. They will not be given the chance, of course, to even exercise their right to vote on the Lisbon Treaty [a.k.a. the EU constitution].

So this supposedly comical piece of news is really something else. It is a Trojan Horse to brainwash the EU populace into believing that the EU is something that it is not or will ever be hereafter. Swallow those wonky fruit and uneven vegetables while your EU masters connive to 'persuade' the Irish to accept the Lisbon Treaty - so that it cannot be repealed.

It's rather like arranging a party the day before a mass execution. "Don't swallow the aspirin before you get a headache" is what I am trying to say today. The EU movers and shakers are not interested in your irregular veggies; they're after your very country. You have been warned!

Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 01-July-2009