I greet you in the name of Yeshua.
In this newsletter I have actually written three short articles but they are all inter-related. I simply have entitled this newsletter number 33 - with three parts.
What Will We Do With Islam?
The Way I See It.
Since November of 1996, I have vigorously warned that the Church in America is not where she should be. After almost six years I may have discovered the cure for her ill. However the cure may very well be what many will think will cause her demise.
What is the cure? It can be said in one word: Persecution. I am perplexed and saddened to proclaim that I see no other way for true believers to actually come together in love under His Lordship unless they are forced to. I have entitled this part “The Cure” with a question mark, for I hope I am wrong, but I am afraid I have hit the target dead center.
As I write, persecution continues in at least 40 different countries and Christians in these countries do not squabble over non-issues, but will lay down their lives for one another.
Today there are many who are really trying to follow Yeshua and keep His commandments but still fall short as far as loving one another. Need I remind anyone that unless we love our neighbor we can’t love God.
The liberal Church in America will undoubtedly escape the up-coming persecution - in fact it will be part of those who help inflict it.
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. Matthew10: 21
Today there are implosions taking place in the camp and that is why persecution must come - it must come to save us.
There are about to come some catastrophic events that will shake the very foundations of planet earth. Real Christians are and will be tested as never before and the pseudo- “Christian” will fall away. Multitudes in the liberal American Church have danced the apostate dance far too long, and the dance they have been dancing is really the dance of death. The liberal Church in America will continue to conform to the world until there will be no distinction between the two. When the first signs of real persecution begin, those few who haven’t already fallen away, will do so then. Do you know what ‘falling away” is in the Greek? It’s falling away. It’s that simple.
Satan has launched an all out assault against real Christians. Not the religious crowd but those who have said: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
There are many who have left the mainstream Church in lieu of home-groups and the like. They have searched diligently for the correct format, the correct order of service and so on and so forth, but have fled like Dracula from sunlight when it comes to Church discipline and persecution. They want the miracles but not the responsibilities.
Let’s welcome the antidote and embrace the cure for it is coming.
What Will We Do With Islam?
The false and deadly religion of Islam has only begun to shoot its poison into the veins of millions of Americans.
Islam is the fastest growing religion and has reached a total of 1.3 billion persons worldwide.
One of the key factors in promoting the lie of Islam is the educational system. Someone has said that education does not make fools; it merely develops them.
It’s been reported that the University of North Carolina, not the University of Berkeley mind you, but North Carolina is requiring incoming freshman to read “Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations” by Michael Sells. Mr. Sells’ book is comprised of the 35 earliest suras – the basic division of the Qur’an. According to Chancellor James Moser of the University, incoming freshman are required to read Mr. Sells’ book and take part in an orientation week and a faculty guided two-hour discussion. The UNC officials’ goal is for the new students to have a better understanding about the hijackers and what their motives could have been.
However California, who would not be outdone, has come up with a more preposterous educational decision in the Union District of Bryan, California. The students in this school district were required to choose a Muslim name, dress up in Muslim garb and participate in a simulation of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. They went so far as to have the students participate in a mock Jihad.
Since the 19 hijackers, who by the way were radical adherents to Islam, left their unholy mark of devastation on America, many Americans have actually embraced this false and evil religion. President Bush himself, since that dreadful day on September 11 of 2001 has called Islam “peaceful” and “noble”.
We have had Christian leaders that I have trusted on the same stage with Buddhist and Islamic leaders all in the name of unity. I have heard several similar plans to commemorate the ghastly events of 9/11. More events are planned with peoples of all faiths.
While many Islamic fundamentalists may see this new fascination with Islam as a blessing from their god Allah, it’s really part of the overall deception. We are seeing truth being changed into a lie on a daily basis.
How many times have you bought gas at a gas station to find it was owned and operated by Muslims? Now I know many Muslims are indeed peace-loving and have no vendetta with anyone. There are others who are over here simply to make money and enjoy what they deem as “the good life”, and still others who were formerly Muslims but have converted to Christianity, and these individuals have in many cases given up everything and I thank God for them. Yes, there are good Muslims in the United States, but not all. I believe there are many cell groups, which can be called into action at a moment’s notice. Between hotels and gas stations, mosques, and other covert places of terror we indeed will be horribly surprised. God will use even our enemies to bring us to our knees because He loves us so much.
In keeping step with tolerance, the liberal wing of the American Church has made room for the New Age movement and all her children - from Gaea-worship to all forms of self-worship. However, there is still a little more room in this king-size bed of perversion and false worship, and there’s a new bedfellow who’s making its bid for sleeping arrangements. Yet this new bedfellow may be more than the liberals have bargained for. This new bed partner is far more dangerous than anything the liberal Church is accustomed to and far more deadly: Islam.
Will the liberal Church in America welcome Islam, or will this deadly evil finally awaken a comatose church to rise to some kind of moral action? While the liberal Church and much of this country rest in the bed of acceptance, this evil force of Islam is embarking on a mission of total destruction. In the past, Islam has wanted total destruction of any other religion. Its goal is the subjugation of planet earth, no matter what the cost. Islam is hell-bent on total annihilation-- especially of Christianity and Judaism.
In Hitler’s murderous Nazi regime of genocide, much of the Church of that day not only kept silent but also embraced his evil. This was true with both the Protestant and Catholic Churches alike. I fear that the liberal wing of the Church will embrace this fast approaching evil to the drumbeat of tolerance. By doing so, she will be prostituting herself to her own death, or worse being made into Islam itself.
Last year I witnessed out-right blasphemy when I watched various faiths coming together in the name of unity. There are similar events planned for this year. Let me say most assuredly, Yahweh will not share a stage, an event, a service, a country, or anything else with pagan gods!
THE WAY I SEE IT
As I write this we are in the New Year - Rosh HaShanah-The Feast of Trumpets.
As many of you know we are currently in the summer and God is maturing to completion that which will be harvested. Many would agree we are at the end of the growing season in the spiritual realm. The fulfillment of the fall holidays is about to begin. Are you ready? Have you heard the trumpet blowing?
Lev. 23:23-25 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month, you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 'You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.' "
Matt 24:32-33 Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
Please keep in mind a prognostication is not necessarily a prophecy. A prognostication tries to predict something based on a present indication. In other words the following is simply what I think could happen.
I think America will either attack Iraq very soon or will be attacked by Iraq herself or Islamic fundamentalists.
I believe President Bush will follow the drumbeat of the world community and enlist the involvement of the United Nations, however he is not joined at the hip like Bush Sr. and he may pull the United States into this war with only England as a cohort. There will be a major war in the Middle East mightily involving Israel. Be that as it may, we will be engaged in a war that is much more horrific than the administration apparently thought. While we are engaged in this bloody conflict China will attack Taiwan, thus calling on the President to play his hand because he has already said he would protect Taiwan at all costs. So America will also get involved. At this time the sleeping bear (Russia) will awaken and will hit the United States along with China. We either will be obliterated or reduced to a third world country.
I know there are those who think Russia is an old enemy of the past. They perceive her as weak. They think she is in hibernation. Let me say most assuredly that the bear is NOT in hibernation but only playing possum. It’s the Eagle that is fast asleep.
There was more truth to the Y2K event than we might have thought. A major computer crash will be part of all this
All of this will set the stage for enormous persecution to fall on the true patriot and the true Christian with the scalpel falling on the necks of the true worshippers and followers of Yeshua.
Could we be at the door of Revelation 9:12-17 The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they might kill a third of mankind. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.
There are three entities that could fulfill the prophecy of Revelation 9:12-17
China has boasted she
could field an army of 200,000,000. I have said a lot about China in the past
and let me be profoundly clear: the dragon is more dangerous than ever before.
Second is India. India has almost the same population as China. Third is Islam
who boasts of having at least 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide. It’s also
interesting to note that the Euphrates River runs through the heart of the axis
Revelation chapter nine predicts a deadly war with 200 million soldiers. The Bible says they will wipe out a third of the world's population. This is not a prognostication, a guess, but an out-right prophecy that will come to past.
Where Is America In Prophecy? There are some indications that America is still around and that she may be used to assist Israel in some way but not as a major player. Something catastrophic will soon happen to the United States to cause power to shift more to Europe. Many Bible prophecy teachers predict that a revived Roman Empire in Europe will be the strategic power not only in the West but also in the world.
I know this for certain, if the United States should turn on Israel, God will turn His hand against the United States and we most certainly will fall into oblivion. All this will set the stage for the Anti–messiah, Armageddon and finally the return of our blessed true Messiah - Yeshua. It could all be over in a few years.
So what do we do?
Above all make sure you are part of His Kingdom. Make sure you have no un-confessed sins in your life. Get real with God and put on the full armor of God as described in Eph 6:10-18
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in the Spirit and stay in the Word and pray without ceasing.
Believe! This was the problem with the Children of Israel, they didn’t believe. When we really believe all other things like trusting, obeying and repentance will come.
It is a must to set aside time each day to spend with the Lord. I am not talking about microwave tidbits but real quality time so when He speaks, you can listen - time when you cry out to Him in repentance, time when you lift your hands in private praise. Let me say this: if your private praise is not as real as public praise: rest assured your public praise is a show-time praise and there is no validity in it. We must, we must, get real with God.
Now may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless you through His Son Yeshua.
In His Service
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem