The name of this blog is taken from Luke 21:28 where Jesus says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Awaken Bible Prophecy Class 6-23-21 – Salus Next Prophecies Ch. 10 –
Do Death & Hades Represent the Harlot World Religion?
Few Bible prophecy teachers connect the Harlot world religion with the 4th horsemen – the 4th Seal Judgment. In this class, we begin to examine if they are one and the same.
Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 6-23-21: Marx & Satan, Then & Now
Throughout the world we’re seeing an unprecedented rise in the implementation of communist ideology. You may think communism is limited to places like China, Cuba, or Venezuela, but that perspective is nearsighted.
For today’s Prophecy Update, I wanted to give a little background on Karl Marx and the demonic forces he unleashed during his lifetime. Most people don’t have a true appreciation of the insidious core of Marxism. There are many who view socialism – which is another form of Marxism – as harmless. More than that they see socialism as necessary to achieve the tolerance and diversity that have become such desirable outcomes in our nation in the view of many.
The truth of the matter is that Marxism = socialism = communism = totalitarianism = a profoundly anti-God ideology = the proven history of genocide, and = the very real potential for a massive extermination of vast numbers of people in the near future.
It all begins with Karl Marx and his troubled relationship with God.
When we read in Job 1-2 about the sons of God (bene Elohim) coming to present themselves before Him, we see an interesting dynamic. First, we must understand that these are spiritual beings. They gather before their creator in His divine throne room into an assembly known as the Divine Council. Every entity in God’s realm above has access to Him in one form or another. There are very high ranking sons who are princes and generals in the host of heaven. Angels, cherubim, and seraphim are among those gathered. It is from this body that some rebelled against Yahweh. These are the sons of God noted in Genesis 6:1-4 and also those which He placed over the nations after the Tower of Babel incident, but who likewise disobeyed Him (Deuteronomy 32:8 – ESV; Psalm 82).
Satan, who comes before God in the two scenes in Job (Job 1:6; 2:1), seems to be doing his assigned duties. Apparently one of these tasks is to roam the earth, find those who sin, and accuse them for God to act as He will. In fact, the name we use – Satan – isn’t actually a formal, given name in the Hebrew; rather it is haś·śā·ṭān, which means the satan. He is the adversary, the accuser of man.
In the case of Job, Satan appears discontented that he can’t actually find anything wrong with the human. The text tells us that he was blameless and upright (Job 1:1). This wasn’t good enough for Satan. We don’t know this definitively from Scripture, but if Satan is also the nachash – the serpent – from Genesis 3, it’s obvious he has issues with mankind and what God intends as the redemption of man. This episode in Job is one more piece of evidence that points to his attempt to corrupt and destroy we who are created in God’s image.
In the absence of blatant sin in Job’s life, Satan has to make things up to do his dirty work. Initially he accuses Job of being dedicated to Yahweh simply because of the blessings God has bestowed on him. If these disappear, he’ll certainly turn away. Later, Satan cites the fact that Job hasn’t suffered any personal, physical harm. Surely this will cause the man’s apostasy.
Consider how the disasters fell upon Job. Satan had to gain God’s permission first in order to bring them. He could do nothing against Job on his own because of the fact that Job had not sinned. As Satan put it in Job 1:10:
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”
This hedge of protection kept Satan from touching Job until God enabled him to do so. Once God removed the hedge, only then could Satan act. Once he was in the position to come against Job, he had many tools at his disposal. Because he riled up two separate groups – the Sabeans and the Chaldeans – to raid, take, and destroy what Job owned, this is obviously one of the major capabilities Satan has. These people groups, like all men, were sinful. This opened the door for Satan to provoke them so they would do what he wanted. We also see that Satan had powers to generate physical or natural disasters. He brought the fire of God, presumably lightning, as well as a great wind to tear down that which was Job’s. With God’s permission, Satan had access to supernatural means, as well as the entry into men’s minds to convince them that Job was a ripe target.
When none of this worked and Satan came back for his second try, God boasted of Job’s continued faithfulness in the face of adversity, saying in Job 2:3:
“Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”
In one sense, God was telling Satan that He wouldn’t have allowed all this disaster to come upon Job in the first place without the adversary inciting Him. However, God was so confident of Job that He allowed Satan a free hand to bring his worst, knowing Job might bend but never break.
Once Satan brought the physical distress on Job through the loathsome boils, his hope was that the man would curse God, but none of these things caused him to speak against the One he revered. Nothing could change his core faith in the Lord.
This is what God wants from us. The phrase I like to describe this is believing loyalty. It is the heart toward God and the mindset that says “No matter what comes my way, I will always be faithful to God, and to Him alone.” Believing loyalty is what David had; it’s the reason he’s described as a man after God’s own heart. David revered only Yahweh; there was nothing that would make him turn to, or put his faith and trust in, any other god.
Of course, the way we do this now is through Christ Jesus, but it’s exactly the same now as in the past. When we walk blameless and upright through our faith in Christ, God protects us. He places a hedge of protection around us. If we don’t open the door to sin and thus to Satan, he cannot touch us. Only with God’s permission can satan do anything that might bring us harm, and only then to the extent that God allows. “Only against him, do not stretch out your hand.” (Job 1:12). “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.” (Job 2:6)
In contrast, the Sabeans and Chladeans whom Satan could manipulate, had no such protections because they walked in sin. The same is true for those today who don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior, or even those who do, yet deliberately sin. Sin is an open door. It can allow Satan to incite people or it can enable him to cause distress in their lives in one form or another.
The whole idea of loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength is that we emulate Job. We are blameless and upright. When we walk in this manner before God, we can be assured that He will keep us and protect us, and always be with us in the midst of any troubles we might encounter.
God has made a vow with the strength of a curse in His own Name to protect His Chosen People, the Jews of Israel. Those who remember who God is, and who honor Him and His Word are wise, because He will give them favor. Those who choose to disdain their creator and the One who can bring not only death to their bodies, but throw their souls into Hell are foolish and should fear Him; sadly, most do not. Consider what Jesus said in this respect in Luke 12:5:
But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
The power, might, and authority of God are supreme, and all are subject to Him. This is why His declaration in Genesis 12:3 is so important:
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
God will do whatever is necessary to uphold His Word. Over the years, however, many have attempted to thwart Him and have suffered the consequences. This is true to this day.
The narrative of Esther shows us how God works in situations where His people face severe odds. In this account, the Jews were about to be annihilated. Although the Name of Yahweh never appears in this book, we can observe Him working behind the scenes.
The evil Haman was on the verge of realizing the object of his dreams; that of completely destroying the Jews. However, through the “coincidence” of King Ahaseurus being sleepless one night and having the chronicles of memorable deeds read to him to learn of Mordecai saving his life (Esther 6:1), to Esther winning the king’s favor in order to host him and Haman at a feast where she could unveil her enemy’s wicked plan, God was right there in the midst of this situation.
It was God’s hand in all this that turned around the outcome. What should have been genocide against the Jews became a purging of their enemies. The text in Esther 9:25 recounts this:
But when it came before the king, he gave orders in writing that his evil plan that he had devised against the Jews should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
This is the curse of Genesis 12:3 in operation. Haman and all those who were eager to destroy the Jews, i.e. dishonor them (along with Yahweh who was essentially their benefactor) were cursed. The curse brought their own evil plot back on their own heads.
In this we see that God’s promise – His Word – is true and reliable. Throughout Biblical history we observe this again and again. Yet, many either don’t read the Bible; they don’t know about God’s protection upon the Jews; or they choose to disregard what God has said – to their destruction.
Fast forward to today. God’s Word is everlasting. He is the same God yesterday, today, and forever. When people attempt to mess with Israel, He responds according to His curse. Of course, those who bless Israel are themselves blessed, but those who hate her and seek to divide the land or inadvertently harm the people end up in serious trouble with God.
Take for instance President Donald Trump. He did many good things for Israel, to internationally restoring Jerusalem as her historic capital, to the U.S. recognition of that, to acknowledging Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and in many other positive actions. Unfortunately, Trump was also convinced by his advisors to pursue and implement the Abraham Accords. One aspect of this treaty speaks of the future division of the land. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch protector of Israel, was a willing party and advocate for the peace deal. From the time in early 2020 when the Abraham Accords went forward, opposition against Trump and Netanyahu came from many directions. Both are now out of office. This is not a coincidence.
Similarly, we’ve seen God’s protection of Israel in modern times just as in the past. This includes the various modern wars, in which she was opposed by military forces much greater than hers. Yet somehow, she prevailed to win victory.
This same dynamic will go forward into the not-too-distant future. Through the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), she will achieve a highly favorable outcome in a Psalm 83 War. Following that, when Russia, Turkey, Iran and their coalition attack Israel in Ezekiel’s War (Ezekiel 38-39), God will bring about the victory Himself. He will not shrink back from what He has promised.
Israel has a future because of God’s promise in the past. Never let anyone try to convince you otherwise (and there are many who would attempt these days to do so). If fact, those who discredit God’s Word and disdain Israel will likewise suffer God’s wrath in one form or another.
We as true believers can rejoice in this. If God didn’t uphold His promises to Israel, why could we believe that He would do the same for believers in Jesus Christ? We would have no assurance of our future salvation and eternity with Him if His Word wasn’t good, pure, and reliable. So, be thankful for how God never slumbers nor sleeps in watching over those who belong to Him. Because of this, we can raise a hallelujah!
The narrative of Esther is one we find endlessly fascinating. She is a Jew but no one knows. As a result, through her beauty and her character, she becomes the queen who replaces the rebellious Vashti before her. In that time, Esther, described as the daughter of Mordecai’s uncle (which, I think, would actually make him and Esther cousins) was in great favor with the king. Mordecai, who raised Esther, had displeased a high ranking official named Haman. Haman was an Agagite, a descendent of King Agag, an Amalekite, whom the prophet Samuel had killed after King Saul had neglected to do so. Thus, Haman had a blood-feud memory of the Jews and wanted to annihilate them. Because King Ahaseurus had elevated Haman to an exalted position in the kingdom, Mordecai’s lack of obeisance toward him gave Haman the incentive and means to have the king order all Jews destroyed.
Esther led the Jews in prayer and fasting in response to this, and God heard their pleas for mercy. In a wonderful twist, Haman must honor Mordecai for his having previously saved the king’s life. Although Haman’s family had encouraged him previously to the point that he built a gallows in his own yard so as to have the pleasure of hanging Mordecai, when his wife and the others learned how Haman had to show respect to his enemy, they were rightly concerned. In Esther 6:13 we see this:
And Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of the Jewish people, you will not overcome him but will surely fall before him.”
Their apprehension is warranted. Judgment will come to Haman.
I wanted to relate this account briefly like this because of a meeting I was part of last night. Many parents around the country have been outraged to learn how leftist school boards have been bringing in curricula that is Marxist and profoundly anti-God at its core. This has included extreme sexual materials and those based on Critical Race Theory. For many years schools have been indoctrinating students in these radical ideologies without the parents’ knowledge or consent. Sadly, most parents have been asleep in this regard, but the giant has awakened. Parents everywhere are outraged and are confronting their school boards.
We had a similar parent-school board meeting yesterday in my community. As the various videos seen primarily on Fox News have shown, the school boards are generally very dismissive of parental concerns, taking a high-handed approach that they know better what to teach the children than the parents do. This has righteously angered many parents. Just like in other areas, last night’s meeting was quite contentious.
It remains to be seen how this will play out here where I live as well as in all these other towns. However, I can draw conclusions based on the incident surrounding Esther, Mordecai, and Haman.
Enemies of God – who these school boards clearly are for their disdain for God’s intended purposes – often rise up in seemingly victory. They have their day of acclaim and think nothing can touch them. They are arrogant in their ignorance of God and His wrath, which He pours out on all – without reservation – to those who oppose Him. This wrath may happen in this life where such people receive their comeuppance for all to see, or it may occur later in some less visible way. If justice isn’t served in this life upon such people, we know because of God’s character that it will come upon them at the ultimate Judgment.
It is good to see many pushing back against the forces of darkness. It is a necessary part of the Christian’s obligation to occupy until Jesus comes, and in so doing, to be salt and light to a lost and dying world.
My prayer is that God will smite those who oppose Him; yet in so doing, I pray that He will change the hearts of His enemies so that they might turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. There is no one beyond God’s reach. As much as we want justice to be done, we have to remember that one aspect of this is the salvation of those who remain valuable in God’s eyes. When we keep the proper perspective ourselves, He will honor and bless us in return. What could be better?
The Old Testament gives us a glimpse into times past; in that it shows the power and authority of kings. Could there be those today who lust for the same supremacy over others?
In the days of Esther, King Ahasuerus reigned supreme over the 2nd great kingdom as described in the book of Daniel. The kingdoms that God showed Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel through that king’s dream were those of the Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Greece, and Rome. Ahasuerus was among the Persian kings whose sovereignty stretched over a huge land mass; in fact, we’re told his kingdom extended from India to Ethiopia.
You’ll recall that when Israel clamored to Samuel for a king to be like all other nations, God warned them it meant they’d be in complete subjection to their king. This meant that he would control them and have all dominion over them. He would take a portion of their crops, he could decree that certain men came under him in employment or servitude, and he would take their young women for himself. Of course, because God foresaw it because He knew the ways of men, the Israelites came under their kings in that very way.
What did a king’s authority over others look like? With King Ahasuerus – who I’m sure wasn’t much different than other rulers – consider the queen’s status with him. Vashti was his beautiful but obviously headstrong queen. At one time she had pleased him. In the Esther narrative, Queen Vashti’s pride seems to have gotten the best of her. Rather than submit to the authority and command of her husband, she rebelled and wouldn’t appear before him at his beck and call
This caused the king great anger. It resulted in their immediate divorce, and her banishment from that position. No doubt Vashti regretted her poor decision, although we never hear about her again.
Vashti’s fall meant the king had no consort. Look at the power he had to change this. He made a decree and all virgins in the kingdom were brought to his harem. This was a separate place where wives, concubines, and servants lived in preparation to service the king in whatever way he pleased. A young woman thus summoned could not say no; she’d likely be under a death sentence if she did.
In the gathering of all these virgins into the harem, they were then brought to the king night after night for his pleasuring. In the case of Esther’s narrative, the purpose was to replace Vashti as the king’s new queen. It seems that many young women were part of this auditioning process as noted in Esther 2:8:
So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in Susa the citadel in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken into the king’s palace and put in custody of Hegai, who had charge of the women.
This is simply a tiny glimpse into what a king could decree, and to which all subjects had to comply. It was absolute power. Anyone disagreeing and refusing would meet with his wrath and likely die.
These days we currently only see this played out in third world nations that aren’t as “civilized” as we are. I place quotes around that word because civilization is only a veneer. In first world countries we cover over our savage instincts with a supposedly refined culture. However, as Jeremiah 17:9 so bluntly states:
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
The heart of man, whether in primitive conditions or in the wealthiest of nations, is wicked beyond what we can know. When given the opportunity to exercise its vile nature, the heart prompts men to do things that are seemingly beyond imagination, but they are not. Richard Wurmbrand in his book Tortured for Christ wrote of the extreme cruelty of his guards when he was imprisoned by the Communists. Wurmbrand recounted the following:
There is no restraint from the depths of evil that is in man. The Communist torturers often said, “There is no God, no hereafter, no punishment for evil. We can do what we wish.” I heard one torturer say, “I thank God, in whom I don’t believe, that I have lived to this hour when I can express all the evil in my heart.” He expressed it in unbelievable brutality and torture inflicted on prisoners.
I bring this up because this is the nature of man and of those in control over others. In 2020 we experienced insight into those who are in positions of authority when the COVID pandemic resulted in dictatorial mask mandates, lockdowns, fines for businesses or churches that did not comply, and even people tossed into prison. When presented with the opportunity to display the evil in their hearts, these governors, mayors, and other government officials played right into the human template that Jeremiah described.
This is just the beginning of this insanity. We are in a time of increasing lawlessness. Do you think this kind of power these bureaucrats have tasted will cease? That they’ll want to return to a time when they couldn’t exercise their will over a certain populace? No. The descent of man into complete chaos and anarchy is assured. In Scripture we see how much worse things will get once the Restrainer is removed who keeps lawlessness at bay.
Once the Rapture of the true church occurs and the Holy Spirit steps aside from the affairs of man in this world, the power wielded by a king of old like Ahasuerus will seem like child’s play. Everyone will be vying for that same control over others. Once the ultimate evil king arises in the form of the Antichrist, his rule will destroy many men because of his extreme cruelty.
And that’s the point. Men truly lust to reign over others, to control them; and in their hearts’ self-interest and desire to play God, they will do whatever it takes and use whatever necessary means to accomplish their ends.
Right now we see this played out in little fiefdoms here and there with men and women who think they are in charge. It will get much worse as we approach the very last hour. Thankfully, this time of unrestrained dominion over others by sinful man will come to a conclusion.
Jesus, the righteous judge, will bring an end to it. Justice will prevail. His truth, love, and mercy will bring order to the world. Because of Him, there will be peace and joy. No longer will petty tyrants rise up to harm others. Won’t that be glorious?
People have a tendency to make Scripture say and prove whatever they want it to mean. It doesn’t matter whether they’re talking about homosexuality, the character of God, social justice, socialism, or any of a number of other ideas that permeate the world. Of course, just because someone takes verses out of context doesn’t make the interpretation correct. God enabled the writers of the Bible, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to convey His truth. Readers of the Word have the obligation to seek His intent in the text, not to read into it their own biases.
We talk about this manner of understanding Scripture by describing these two processes of reading God’s Word as exegesis and eisegesis. The idea behind exegesis is that the text informs us of the meaning. We read passages in context, not just a single verse, and we allow God’s meaning to come out of that. Preferably, in exegesis we’ll also read through the eyes of an ancient Israelite rather than from our own western, Christian (or secular) viewpoint. In contrast, eisegesis occurs when someone has a predetermined concept and wishes to force the Bible to correspond to that. They read into the text what they want it to mean and use it to justify their position. They assume that the way we live and think today was exactly the same as it was in ancient Israel. As a result, they force into the text our customs and conventions that people living then had no idea about nor would necessarily have approved.
There are many such instances we could point to, but in relation to our text for today, we’ll just highlight one. Following the remarkable events at Pentecost, with the power of God resting mightily upon the apostles and even those who converted to following Jesus Christ, a sense of unity encompassed this early church. They were filled with the love and compassion of Christ. This caused them to desire to operate according to His character. One of these virtues was empathy for the plight of others and thus providing for those in need. This resulted in acts of generosity as recorded in Acts 4:32:
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
In other words, those who had been born again through the power of the Holy Spirit wanted to share everything because they innately knew that nothing belonged to them. They truly understood the idea that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). What we have comes from His hand. Our deeds and what we think is ours result simply from the good graces of God. This had the outcome as noted in Acts 4:34-35:
There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
The important lesson here is that everything was voluntary on the part of those contributing. Nothing was demanded or forced; there was no coercion. People gave because God laid it on their heart to do so.
An evil concept that has been around for far too long is that of socialism. Many socialists will proclaim that they don’t believe in God; then they will say they hate Him. Even though they don’t believe the Bible is God’s Word, they’ll steal ideas from it and say that the Lord approves of how they’ve twisted His intent.
These passages noted above fall into that theft. The socialist will convince himself, so as to convince others, that having everything in common is the way that God designed mankind’s interactions. All the possession and income earned in their thinking must be shared so that all people have exactly the same amount of money and possessions as everyone else. To accomplish this, they go a step further in declaring that society must be based on equitable principles. This idea says that because some people have been given certain privileges in life, those advantages must be lessened. On the other hand, those who have less than their privileged neighbor must be given what was taken from the one with more.
This kind of “equality” can only be attained through coercion. The one entity that can force taking and giving is government. Socialism assumes the government owns everything and that people have because of what the State gives them. If someone doesn’t like the way the system is set up, those running it, i.e. the elites at the top of the food chain, have the power and authority to forcibly take from and to punish those who disagree and resist. This is a very different approach from what occurred in Israel long ago and what God would have His people do when He lays it on their heart.
This is why reading the Word of God prayerfully and asking for Him to help us to understand it is critical. We must be wary of those who quote the Bible for their own purposes. The likelihood is that they don’t know God or His ways. We should ask the Lord for discernment to know truth from falsehood. In these last days, there is great deception, and more is coming. Only by the wisdom granted by the grace of God can we maneuver through the morass around us and emerge victorious in Christ Jesus.
If you are a Christian and are not connecting the dots, let me make them plain to you. We are in the end times. The Bible specifically tells us that things will get worse in the world as we head toward a time of absolute lawlessness called the Tribulation.
A major aspect of this is that persecution is foretold by Scripture to increase dramatically against both Christian and Jew. We are seeing this on a daily basis. In Canada, several pastors and their churches have been targeted by the government. They have been fined many thousands of dollars and the pastor imprisoned.
In the U.S. we’ve certainly seen hostility toward churches holding services over the last year and a half. This short video shows you that we are not far behind Canada in the persecution of those who hold a Biblical view and that we should not forsake the assembly of the saints.
American Church: Please prepare yourself. Pastors: Prepare your people. Persecution is coming quickly. Are you ready?
It’s astounding what God puts up with concerning this rebellious creation of His called mankind. If He wasn’t long-suffering beyond what you and I can imagine, He would have decided the human experiment had long-past reached its expiration date. Nevertheless (the word that also happens to highlight the title of this essay today), God somehow determined long ago that we were – or would be – worth all the trouble we’ve given Him over the ages.
Our sinful nature has given man a persistent streak of rebelliousness. Our original sin runs deep and takes many forms. A couple of our negative attributes which the Old Testament plainly illustrates are presumption, and how we dig in our heels on a position contrary to God and stiffen our necks against Him.
The book of Nehemiah gives us this picture in the form of a prayer. After completing the building of the wall around the city of Jerusalem, the people gathered to confess their sins and thank the Lord for His mercy. Several of the Levites present proclaimed a prayerful history and accounting of what their people had done and how God responded. As usual, it’s not pretty from the human perspective, but amazing from the Godly one.
The sad fact we see is that man never learns his lesson. Although this Levitical prayer and recounting of sins are specific to Israel, the reality is that they apply to everyone worldwide. They always have and always will until this current Age of Grace is finished and God does a new work. History truly repeats itself. It is both linear, progressing inevitably forward, but also circular since we have to continue repeating the mistakes of the past. Think of a straight line, which represents the past on the left and the future on the right. Then visualize a circle that runs along that line and progresses left to right. Man is on that circle as it revolves endlessly like a ferris wheel repeating his same errors time and again, while at the same time, we’re advancing inexorably toward a future end.
To see this in operation, all we have to do is isolate three words in Nehemiah 9:25-31. Those words are nevertheless, therefore, and but.
God is good. What does He do for those whom He loves? He gives good things in abundance. Consider Nehemiah 9:25:
And they captured fortified cities and a rich land, and took possession of houses full of all good things, cisterns already hewn, vineyards, olive orchards and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in your great goodness.
God gave the Israelites everything when they went into the Promised Land. Houses were already there and fields already cultivated. With God’s help, all the people had to do was walk in trust that He would go before them to conquer the land. Once they accomplished that, they had all these things. Unfortunately, that’s where the story goes off the rails. Life inevitably becomes too good for man. He begins to think that he’s responsible for all that he has. He presumes that it’s by his efforts, rather than by the hand of God, that he’s been filled and become fat. This leads to trouble as Nehemiah 9:26 shows in using our first key word:
“Nevertheless, they were disobedient and rebelled against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you, and they committed great blasphemies.”
In Israel’s presumption (and don’t think for a minute this doesn’t apply to us today, as we’ll see), she committed sins and atrocities against Yahweh.
Of course, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (one of the laws of physics and of God). We see this in highlighting our next word in Nehemiah 9:27:
“Therefore you gave them into the hand of their enemies, who made them suffer. And in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them from heaven, and according to your great mercies you gave them saviors who saved them from the hand of their enemies.”
God effectively washes His hands of His children for a time and punishes them. They cry out because they see no alternative but to fall upon His mercy. He responds because of His incredible forgiving character and rescues them from their tormentors.
You’d think Israel would have learned her lesson. Nope; not the case. Nehemiah 9:28 tells us using our third word for today:
“But after they had rest they did evil again before you, and you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they had dominion over them. Yet when they turned and cried to you, you heard from heaven, and many times you delivered them according to your mercies.”
Thus, they did it all over again; not once, but many times. This repeating cycle of man basically abusing himself because he could never accept God’s goodness and rest in it for long has a root cause. Nehemiah 9:29 lays it out simply:
“And you warned them in order to turn them back to your law. Yet they acted presumptuously and did not obey your commandments, but sinned against your rules, which if a person does them, he shall live by them, and they turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck and would not obey.”
Presumption and disobedience. These are the roots of rebellion and this constant cycle. To reiterate, the cycle looks like this:
- God provides
- People grow presumptuous and rebel
- God punishes
- People repent
- God relents and provides
- Wash – rinse – repeat
As I’ve indicated, this sad situation isn’t limited to historical Israel. We’ve seen it in America – this same cycle over the years. Currently we’re in the God punishes (or is about to punish) phase. The church in America particularly has had it too good, as have the people of this nation in general. We’ve taken all that we have for granted and grown fat and lazy; presumptuous, disobedient, and rebellious. The American church is a sad parody of what it should be, just as America herself is far from what the Founders intended.
The difference in the cycle this time is that we’ve reached the end of that timeline as we roll merrily along it. The end of the line is basically a cliff over which the rolling circle will fall. It all will all come to an end with the Rapture of the true church and the 7-year Tribulation. That changes things dramatically.
Yet, once the Millennial Kingdom is initiated, mortal man during that utopian 1,000 years will STILL hop on the circle and roll along in sin until God deals with it one final time.
For each of us individually, our lives don’t have to look like that. True faith in Jesus Christ brings the repetitive sin to a dramatic halt. We jump off the ferris wheel that wants to trap us going round and round. Salvation enables us to say, “Enough!”
If you’re reading this and you’ve truly been born again, aren’t you glad God has made a way for us to escape this world by giving us entry into the next for all eternity?
“Global Time Bomb” First case of postmortem study of patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2; “viral RNA found in every organ of the body”
This is the bad news that has been expected in those who have taken the “vaccine.” As so many of us have been saying, the jabs are nothing more than experimental biological agents. Sorry to say, anyone getting one of these COVID inoculations is a walking time bomb for the breakdown of their bodily systems.
If you have not had one of these dangerous shots, DO NOT GET ONE*. If you have received the so-called vaccine, either through ignorance, pressure from family or employer, or whatever, I seriously pray that you are right with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Once the culprit spike proteins replicate their toxins throughout your body, it’s not good. This report is just the beginning.
Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news – and please don’t take this the wrong way; I’m not trying to be harsh, simply honest – but perhaps this will cause people to wake up and turn to the Lord as their only hope.
Original source post: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/global-time-bomb-first-case-of-postmortem-study-of-patient-vaccinated-against-sars-cov-2-mrna-found-in-every-organ-of-the-body
The first-ever autopsy of a person vaccinated against COVID-19, who tested negative 18 days later upon hospital admission but at 24 days after the VAX, has revealed viral RNA was found in almost every organ of the body. The vaccine, while triggering an immune response, DID NOT STOP the virus from entering every organ in the body.
The viral RNA was found in virtually every organ in the body, which means the spike proteins as well.
There are antibodies (like the “vaccine” is supposed to create) but they’re irrelevant because, based on a study from Japan, we now know that the spike S1 protein is what does the damage.
We spoke to one Infectious Disease specialist from a hospital in New Jersey this morning. We sent the actual autopsy findings to him and asked for his thoughts.
When he called back a while later, he was clearly shaken-up. He told us “You cannot quote me by name, I will get fired by the hospital if you do.” We agreed to conceal his identity.
He then told us:
“People think that only a MINORITY of people get adverse effects from the vaccine.
Based on this new research, it means that everyone – EVENTUALLY -will have adverse effects, because those spike proteins will be binding to ACE2 receptors everywhere in the body.
That mRNA was supposed to stay in the injection site and it’s not. That means the spike proteins created by the mRNA will be in every organ as well, and we now know it is the spike proteins that do the damage.
Worse, the viral RNA being found in every organ despite a vaccine, indicates either:
1) The vaccine doesn’t work at all, OR;
2) The virus is enjoying Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), meaning it actually spreads FASTER in vaccinated people.
This is a GLOBAL TIMEBOMB.”
According to the published postmortem report, the vaccinated man was 86 years old and tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 when first admitted to the hospital with severe gastro-intestinal trouble and difficulty breathing. Here is what the reports describes:
We report on an 86-year-old male resident of a retirement home who received vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Past medical history included systemic arterial hypertension, chronic venous insufficiency, dementia and prostate carcinoma. On January 9, 2021, the man received lipid nanoparticle-formulated, nucleoside-modified RNA vaccine BNT162b2 in a 30 μg dose. On that day and in the following 2 weeks, he presented with no clinical symptoms (Table 1). On day 18, he was admitted to hospital for worsening diarrhea. Since he did not present with any clinical signs of COVID-19, isolation in a specific setting did not occur. Laboratory testing revealed hypochromic anemia and increased creatinine serum levels. Antigen test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 were negative.
The report of the postmortem makes clear tests showed “no morphological changes associated with COVID” in his organs.
“Morphological” means structural. COVID infection is now known to cause very specific structural changes to the places it infects. THOSE CHANGES HAD NOT APPEARED in the vaccinated man before he died.
The now dead vaccinated man was in a room where another patient ultimately tested POSITIVE for COVID, and the report states they think the dead vaccinated man caught COVID after he was admitted, from the other patient in the same room.
So the damage to the organs of the now dead vaccine recipient, took place BEFORE he was infected with COVID by the other hospital room patient.
Worse, once the vaccinated man actually got COVID, it spread so fast within his body, he apparently never stood a chance. Here are tissue images:
The full postmortem report is published at ScienceDirect.com (HERE)
HAL TURNER COMMENTARY
I am not a Doctor or a Scientist so I cannot offer a competent medical analysis, but as a layman, from where I sit, this doesn’t look so good.
The Postmortem report says clearly “ These results indicate that the patient had already developed relevant immunogenicity through vaccination” yet he got infected by another patient at day 24 (after vax) upon being admitted to the hospital, and died 4 days later.
If one reads the entire article, the whole story is: Patient was given the vaccine, it got him hospitalized with ulcerative colitis due to blood clots, during his hospitalization he got infected by an asymptomatic hospital room mate, and died 4 days later.
My conclusion: the jab drove this elderly man to his end.
I might be wrong, but this is what I see from the postmortem report.
I have **not** taken the vax and I do not intend to take it.
Throughout this entire COVID debacle, the one constant is that the disease has a 99.8% SURVIVAL rate. To me, it’s not a pandemic. To me it’s not even worth getting a vaccine; I think my immune system will handle it just fine.
Given all the adverse reactions to the vax, I now firmly conclude that getting the vax is a far more dangerous thing than getting the actual illness.
God gave me an immune system. I think I will trust God on this. After all, I truly believe I will not live one micro-second longer than God wants, and conversely, I will not die one micro-second sooner than God wants.
Faith is not “belief without proof” it is “trust without reservation.” I trust God.
SUDDEN DEATH of 32 YEAR OLD
This couple’s step-son, age 32, died from a heart attack 12 hours after getting the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Coroner refuses to release reports; calls cause of death “inconclusive.” A lot of these deaths are simply being covered up. Here’s the family to tell you:
Shocking if true… pic.twitter.com/kd7E8LoGCC
— Heidegger (@heidegger79) June 13, 2021
- Caveat: I am not a doctor. This is my personal opinion as an informed layman.