Posts Categorized: Apostasy

Awaken Biblical Prophecy Commentary – If the Bible Is a Broken Record, Then So Am I

If you’ve read or listened to any of my many Commentaries, one theme you may have noticed is that I continue to harp on the severity of the coming 7-year Tribulation.  The use of the word harp is probably unfortunate but why not?  Merriam Webster defines it as: to dwell on or recur to a subject tiresomely or monotonously.  So yes, there’s old Gary talking about the Tribulation again.  Ho-hum, can’t we just move on?

Biblical Audio Commentary – The Prophet’s Call

The Bible clearly shows us how a true prophet of God is called. More than that, it states how God declares when a prophet is His versus one that isn’t of Him. For a number of years in our current day we’ve had many among us who have declared they are prophets and apostles of God. Whether they acknowledge that they are part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) or not is immaterial – they are. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the odds are that it’s actually a duck, despite saying it’s an eagle. One such individual is the now very much disgraced Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer – Kansas City, a.k.a. IHOPKC.

Biblical Audio Commentary – No Need for God or To Fear Him? – Think Again

The sudden “unexpected” emergence of antisemitism throughout the world has caught people by surprise. Who could have guessed that so many individuals and governments harbored such rabid hatred for the Jews? Whatever happened to “Never Again!”? The answer and reality is that all this goes hand-in-hand with the rejection of God.

Awaken Biblical Prophecy Commentary – Deceptively Normal

Before I get started today on this specific Commentary, I wanted to take a minute to briefly mention something else.  The Israel Guys – whom I’ve favorably mentioned at various times for their reporting on the events going on in Israel – have been promoting an Israel conference for a couple months that will take place in Nashville, TN next week beginning May 20.  The Israel Summit was scheduled to be held in the Sonesta Hotel in Nashville.  However, due to extreme pressure from the pro-Hamas crowd, the Sonesta gave in and canceled their contract with The Israel Guys, leaving the conference without a place for it to be held.

Just this morning, I received an email from The Israel Guys stating that Dave Ramsey has stepped into the breach to host this conference at his HQ event center in Nashville next week.  I wanted to simply give a shout out to Dave Ramsey for standing with Israel and enabling the conference to go on as scheduled.  Thank you, Dave!

In addition, the conference livestream can also be purchased so that people can watch it online.  I urge you to sign up and support this effort so as to also stand with Israel.  Links are in the Transcript to this Commentary on my website.

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 5-1-24 – Engaging the Text; Asking Pertinent Questions

This concept of engaging the text, i.e. the Biblical text, and asking pertinent questions about it has been floating around in my head for the past week or so following my Prophecy Update from last Wednesday in which I commented about House Speaker Mike Johnson.  If possible, without directly getting too deep into the one Biblical issue I raise periodically that causes angst and pushback, I hope in this Commentary to suggest a method of examining God’s Word more fully so as to really think about what it says.  In fact, I want to make the subject somewhat broader by looking at several Biblical issues that seem to cause people to studiously avoid deeper inspection and understanding.

There are three of these items I want to discuss.  They are:

* Gods mentioned in the Bible
* Promises to Israel vs to the church
* If-then consequences in the Old versus New Testaments

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-24-24 – House Speaker Mike Johnson’s Descent into Darkness

When House Speaker Mike Johnson first started acting against his purported Christian and conservative principles, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt.  The first couple contrary issues were small, so I thought, “Okay, there may be a good reason for this, so I’ll not condemn rashly.”  Now I’m not a crazy political junkie, but I read a wide variety of news sources, primarily alternative and Christian.  I also still look at Drudge and Fox News to directly see the faux conservative mindset.  It was difficult to miss Johnson’s slide coming at me as it did from every direction.  What had been a man widely lauded as principled because of his deep Christian faith had become this political person simply not holding that line.  What the heck?