Those who have studied the Book of Revelation will recognize this familiar phrase, “War in Heaven,” from the 12th chapter. One common interpretation of this passage suggests that it refers Papacy’s ascent to power. I believe yes this is Miguel Jesus Christ in heaven after all there is some greater than Jesus Angel? As you can see, all of the OT occurrences are in the book of Daniel and he is always presented as at the top echelons as far as power is concerned.
3.A A A  The breach in the wall was the Sabbath, which the preachers saw, but hid their eyes from it. Every marriage must rely on trust - and likewise in our union with Christ, we must remain faithful to Him and His Word. Answer: A Yes, it is widely known that there is only one church which claims to be the mother church--the great Roman Catholic Church.
Answer: A They are some of the churches which originally protested the false teachings of mother Babylon and left her during the great Protestant Reformation. Answer: A Amazingly, some of the most prominent doctrines of Protestantism today are not found in the Bible at all.
Find the people who keep God's commandments, have the faith of Jesus, and are preaching the three angels' messages worldwide, and join them (Revelation 14:6-12). A frog captures its prey with his tongue, which may symbolize the counterfeit gift of tongues that is sweeping the world today.
Before the ancient kingdom of Babylon was captured by the Median general Darius, the water of the river Euphrates, which passed underneath the walls of the city, was diverted into a man-made lake bed. This Study Guide, based on Daniel chapter 7, clearly and unmistakably identifies the Antichrist.
Answer: A The four heads represent the four kingdoms into which the empire of Alexander the Great was divided when he died. Answer: A Yes, God gives us nine characteristics of Antichrist in Daniel 7 so we can be certain of his identity. In its catechisms, the papacy has omitted the second commandment against veneration of images and has shortened the fourth commandment from 94 words to eight and divided the tenth commandment into two commandments.
Lest some should think that we are attacking fellow Christians by identifying this little-horn power, please keep in mind that the prophecy is aimed at a system and not individuals. Answer: A When a new Bible teaching is encountered, the only safe procedure is to compare it carefully with Scripture to see if it is in harmony with God's Word. Many momentous prophecies from the Bible books of Daniel and Revelation will be featured in upcoming Amazing Facts Study Guides.
Key participants in the closing war between Jesus and Satan will appear repeatedly in these prophecies. Yes, there have been many antichrists down through history who have worked against the kingdom of God. It is a fascinating chapter and there have been various interpretations of the symbols used. The war waged is not in the literal heaven where God dwells, but in the ecclesiastical heavens, the power of religious control at the time. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. It seems obvious that great multitudes will be excluded from heaven even though they professed Christ, worshiped Him regularly, and spent much of their time doing wonderful works in His name. Millions will be spending their time, their effort, and their money in promoting a religion that involves apparent miracles, apparent spiritual gifts, and much enthusiastic activity.
Mark this fact upon the table of your mind and never forget ita€”the Scriptures exalt OBEDIENCE as the distinguishing test of a valid religion. It is time that we look past the stimulating music, the spellbinding oratory, and even the exciting witnessing programs and apply the test set up by the great Author of all trutha€”Jesus Himself. Forcing the forms of compliance without a personal love-experience with Christ the Savior is fully as fatal a mistake as omitting all obedience.
Worship is commanded in the Bible and is a necessary ingredient of true religion, but will a host of worshiping Christians be lost? The reason they will be lost is that they do not love Him enough to keep all of His commandments. Under the twisted interpretation of a cheap grace (someone has called it a€?sloppy agapea€?) the stage has been set for the devila€™s master strategy of deception.
The chief tradition today which has turned multitudes from keeping the Ten Commandments is the doctrine of Sunday-keeping. The fundamentalist group of preachers emphasizes the a€?spirit of the lawa€? while insisting that the letter is not binding. James tells us that the breaking of even one commandment is a violation of all ten, and constitutes transgression or sin (James 2:10-12). Do men take sin more lightly when they lose faith in the authority of the Ten Commandments? Apparently, God looks upon such men as actual ministers of Satan because they fear to tell the truth and, instead, give their own ideas. Even many of the old-line conservative evangelical denominations are becoming riddled with doubts about the inspiration of the Scriptures.
Some of his members were attending the Amazing Facts crusade and had questioned him about what they had learned. This pastor assured me that over half of the Southern Baptist ministers believed just like he did. I asked him if his congregation knew about his views on the Bible, and he assured me that they did not.
By trying to do away with the moral law of the Ten Commandments, the churches have compromised the doctrine of an infallible Bible.
I want you to notice the connecting thread which is picked up by both major and minor prophets and woven through their writings.
Ezekiel indicated that some transgressors of the law would try to cover their act of sin by smoothing over the break in the wall. As the watchmen on the walls they were to be the very first ones to notice any weakness and to warn of the break immediately and make restoration of the defenses.
Jesus said, a€?In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of mena€? (Matthew 15:9). Thus we can see how the untempered mortar represents the tradition of Sunday worship, which is applied to the breach in the law. The prophet Ezekiel indicated that the counterfeit wall would be daubed with untempered mortar in the last days, and that the seven last plagues would bring its total destruction. John the revelator describes the event in these words: a€?And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven . He is quoted as saying, a€?And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before mea€? (Ezekiel 22:30).
Freed from the false allusions cast by antinomians and libertines, the law of God will be recognized as the great moral standard of grace-saved Christiansa€”evidence of a genuine love relationship with Jesus. In the last days great thrusts will be made by false shepherds to weaken the authority of Goda€™s law. By setting aside the fourth commandment, a breach is made in the law which is represented as a protecting wall.
A breach in the wall represents breaking the law [iniquity] (Isaiah 30:9-13), a€?This is a rebellious people .
But they did try to mend the gap with weak, untempered mortar, a counterfeit material (Ezekiel 13:3-14), a€?Woe unto the foolish prophets . Instead of restoring the true Sabbath, they used the pagan Sunday [untempered mortar] as a substitute, claiming that the Lord said it was all right, when a€?the LORD hath not spokena€? (Ezekiel 22:26-28), a€?Her priests have violated my law, and profaned mine holy things .
The plagues and destruction prove that these events take place at the end of the world and that these prophecies apply to our day (Ezekiel 13:13-15), a€?I will even rend it .
They will restore the true Sabbath to its right place (Isaiah 58:12, 13), a€?And they that shall be of thee . Revelation speaks about the true bride of Christ, but there is another woman who is trying to seduce believers away from God's Word.
She is seated upon a scarlet-coloured beast, which has seven heads and 10 horns and sits on many waters.
We learned in Study Guide 20 that this pure woman symbolizes God's pure church which is faithful to her lover, Jesus.
But the Lord confounded their languages, and the resultant confusion was so great they were forced to halt construction. But, later, they began to mimic the principles and actions of the mother and thus became fallen themselves. These three powers: Non-Christian religions and governments, Roman Catholicism, and apostate Protestantism will become allies in Armageddon--the final war against God, His law, and His loyal followers. Spiritism--the belief that the dead are alive and can contact the living--will be the tenet which will weld all together. They have been brought into the Protestant churches by the mother church of Rome, who received them from paganism.
In fact, he and his demons will pose as holy angels and as devoted Christian clergymen (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
When tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Jesus repeatedly quoted Scripture (Matthew 4:1-11).
God's end-time appeal is symbolized by a mighty angel whose power is so great that the entire world is lightened with God's truth and glory.
They are called kings of the east because that is the direction from which heavenly beings approach the earth.
Many of the churches comprising Babylon have stood strong, tall, and loyal to Jesus in the past.
The 10 toes of the image of Daniel chapter 2 and the 10 horns of the monster beast of Daniel chapter 7 symbolized the 10 kingdoms of Europe. Please remember that miracles, including the gift of tongues, prove only one thing--supernatural power. In fact, the prophet Isaiah symbolizes Lucifer at the time of his fall from heaven as the king of Babylon (Isaiah 14:4, 12-15).
This diversion permitted Darius' army to capture the city at night by entering from underneath the walls through the empty riverbed. The false prophet represents apostate Protestantism centred in America, which will take the lead in urging and influencing worldwide worship of the beast (see Study Guide 21).Non-Christian religions and apostate Protestantism will join the papacy as allies in the final war against God and His followers. The four generals who headed these areas were: Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleucus. We must identify it carefully because God takes more space describing it than the other four kingdoms combined.
And even though some may find these truths from God's Word painful, we must be honest enough to accept them as His revealed will. Thus, the little horn (Antichrist) was to have power over the saints for 1,260 prophetic days or 1,260 literal years. This same period of persecution is mentioned in Matthew 24:21 as the worst period of persecution God's people will ever experience. To believe an untruth about the Antichrist could easily cause a person to be deceived and lost. The Bible is clear that all should have freedom to choose the direction they wish to go in matters of conscience (Joshua 24:15)--even if they choose to deny God and be atheists. However, there is only one entity that specifically fulfills all the prophesied characteristics of the Antichrist. The warring parties are said to be Rome, pictured by the dragon, and Papacy, pictured by Michael. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. Only eight people were saved from the flood and a€?as it was thena€? so shall it be at His coming. Jesus said, a€?Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
More people need to get their eyes open to this little-understood situation that will characterize the end time. Those who engage ever so fully in the preaching of the name of Jesusa€”with time, talent, and moneya€”and do not keep His commandments, cannot meet the approval of God.
The beloved John tells us, a€?Whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known hima€? (1 John 3:6). Biblically, it is impossible to be a true child of God while refusing to obey the commandments of God. He made it exceedingly clear that the original requirements of God have remained unchanged.
The person who keeps the commandments because he doesna€™t want to displease the God he loves is not a legalist at all. Jesus said, a€?But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of mena€? (Matthew 15:9). For some reason these ardent church workers have learned to look lightly upon the law of God. The final contest between truth and error will revolve around the basic issue of loyalty or disloyalty, obedience or disobedience.
The tragedy is that ministers have largely been responsible for turning people away from obedience.
Watchmen who would not tell the truth about approaching dangers were held accountable for the deaths which resulted.
It is time to understand the great conspiracy of Satan to lead men of the clotha€”high-placed religious leadersa€”to teach perverse doctrines in the name of Christ. In other words, they would see it but would try to get away from it by refusing to keep looking. For the first time in his life he delved into the subject in order to find answers for his people.
I certainly hope he is mistaken about that estimation, and Ia€™m frankly of the opinion that he was exaggerating the numbers. If the Sabbath can be explained away, if the great basic moral law can be nullified, then almost any other part of the Bible can be rationalized. They caused people to stumble at the law, which indicates that they influenced people to break it. Unfortunately, they would substitute some weak, counterfeit material to make the wall look good but which would not prove to be acceptable at all. In this case, not only were the priests not making proper repair of the breach but were condoning a dangerous substitute of weak materials which God could not approve.
Instead of restoring the true seventh-day Sabbath, which had been breached by pagan infiltration of the early church, they brought in a day dedicated to ancient sun worship. The result is the institution of a section of wall which is alien to the original, perfect one. His wrath in the destruction of the counterfeit wall is accomplished by the overflowing hail, which is one of the last plagues, also designated as Goda€™s wrath. Since the seven last plagues fall only upon those who have the mark of the beast, and since the counterfeit wall-builders receive the plagues, we have to conclude that the wall-builders have the mark.


Does the Bible finally describe the faithful rebuilding of the wall to meet the specifications of Goda€™s plumbline?
While counterfeit material is used to restore the gap in the form of Sunday worship, God finds a people who will be called the repairers of the breach and who turn back to keeping the true Sabbath. The woman is astride the beast, which signifies that the church is in control of the state.
What he presents as evidence for his side will seem so righteous, spiritual, and Jesus-like that nearly everybody on earth will be deceived and follow him (Matthew 24:24).
Through His remnant people, God will tell the truth about the unbiblical nature of Babylon the great.
She will become hopelessly drunk with her wine (identified as false doctrine in Revelation 18:5, 6). The founders were outstanding men of God who were searching the Bible diligently to discover all of its truth. Future lessons will reveal details of some of his activities that will have worldwide impact. Daniel 8:20 specifically names Medo-Persia as the kingdom that precedes the rough goat, or Greece, of verse 21. The four wings (instead of two like the lion) represent super-speed, which was true of Alexander's conquests (Jeremiah 4:11-13).
Seven of those 10 tribes developed into the countries of modern Western Europe, while three were uprooted and destroyed. Verse 22 tells us it was so devastating that not one soul would have survived if God had not shortened it. Let's first look at the evidence for it claiming to forgive sins: "Does the Priest truly forgive the sins, or does he only declare that they are remitted? Daniel chapter 7 is simply a message of judgment and correction upon a large religious institution which compromised with paganism, like so many other churches that arose after her. His true people (no matter what their faith) will always humbly accept the correction of the Lord and will not shut their ears and hearts against Him by self-defensiveness. Jesus repeats and expands His messages from the prophets to make certain His warnings of love and protection come through with clarity and certainty.
In Daniel chapters 7 and 8 and in Revelation chapter 13, you will find at least 10 identifying traits of the Antichrist. Then we need to find out how to avoid the vast spiritual delusions which will cause so many religious people to be lost.
In fact, because they are not obeying Christ, such worshipers actually open a door by which Satan can enter unrecognized and work miracles through them, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, which they ascribe to the power of God.
Willful disobedience cuts off the relationship, drives away the Holy Spirit by which we are sealed, and effectively removes the individual from the position of grace. The condition of obedience which would have kept man in Eden becomes the condition for his restoration to Eden. And because He so thoroughly condemned the program of salvation by works, many have hastily assumed that He considered obedience unimportant.
The old argument is often heard, a€?Ia€™d rather see a happy, loving Christian who doesna€™t keep all of the commandments than to see an unloving one who strictly obeys the law.a€? Why try to measure degrees of guilt? When a man learns a point of truth in the Bible and refuses to obey it, he is guilty of practicing sin. Most of them consider it legalism to believe that disobedience could keep them out of heaven. And the focus will be squarely on the fourth commandment which contains the great distinctive sign of Goda€™s creative power and authority.
It is only the Sabbath which has stirred deep hatred and prejudice against the holy law of God. Repeatedly in my evangelistic crusades people tell me of angry tirades made by their own pastors against the Sabbath.
The other group of more liberal theologians contends that no special day of worship is necessary and the believer is entirely free from all claims of the law. Nevertheless, Ia€™m convinced that the majority of this young preachera€™s classmates had lost their faith in the inspired Word while studying at the seminary, just as he had.
What I have just told you is only one of the dramatic signs that Jesus is coming very soon. Throughout the Old Testament God outlined the development of a Satan-inspired program to set aside His law. Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high walla€? (Isaiah 30:9-13). This indicates that they clearly saw it but deliberately turned away and refused to recognize or obey it.
Only the restoration of the original material, the seventh day of the week, can satisfy the great plumbline of Goda€™s scrutiny. This places the judgment on the wall-daubers at the end of time when the seven last plagues are poured out.
Those who try to change His law by substituting the pagan day of the sun receive the mark of the beast and experience the punishment of the seven last plagues.
Babylon's wine, which contains false teachings, disorients and benumbs those who drink it and makes them spiritually drunk.a€?a€?D. He will doubtless use the Bible, as he did when tempting Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1, 11). He will make it clear that Babylon is presenting a false gospel (Galatians 1:8-12) which has opened the door wide for billions to be deceived and lost.
And, most glorious of all, Jesus promises that His people who are yet in Babylon will hear and recognize His voice and come out to safety. Combined with the supernatural power of the counterfeit gift of tongues and allied with the end-time worldwide coalition of churches, spiritism will sweep the globe. Satan's avowed aim is to conquer God, wipe out God's kingdom, and establish his own rebellious kingdom of Babylon universe-wide. Babylon's wine, which contains false teachings, disorients and benumbs those who drink it and makes them spiritually drunk.D.
What you discover today may displease or sadden you, but please remember that the prophecy of Daniel chapter 7 comes from Jesus, who loves you. Because the biblical characteristics identify it as the Antichrist of prophecy and history.
Its rule continued until 1798 when Napoleon's general, Berthier, took the pope captive with hopes of destroying both Pope Pius VI and the political, secular power of the papacy. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Volume 2, p.
In Daniel chapter 8, Greece is represented by a goat and its leader, Alexander the Great, is symbolized by a horn. We do this ourselves to some degree: We have depicted Russia as a bear, the United States as an eagle, etc. The geographical location of the papal power was in Rome, Italy--the very heart of the territory of Western Europe.B. Our salvation does not depend upon our sincerity, but upon finding the truth in Goda€™s Word and obeying it!
People will engage in vain worship if they reject true doctrine in favor of mana€™s tradition.
Satan has blinded their eyes to the beautiful, intimate relationship of love and obedience. Unable to give any Bible reason for Sunday observance, and frustrated by the insistent questions of their flock, many pastors turn to emotional attacks upon the validity of the law. It is only when we study the great lines of prophecy concerning these last days that we can begin to understand the phenomenon. He is the Author of that lawa€”the builder of the walla€”and He will accept nothing less than the full original strength and proportion. As the last end-piece of the apostolic church, they are characterized by loving Jesus supremely and keeping His commandments. In fact, in Isaiah chapter 14 God uses Babylon as a symbol of Satan himself because Babylon was so hostile and devastating to God's work and His people.
Any church or organization that teaches and follows Babylon's false doctrines and practices could become a fallen church or daughter.
Catholicism prays to Mary and other dead saints and believes these saints bless their followers with miracles.a€?a€?B. Satan's logic is so persuasive that it deceived one-third of the angels of heaven, Adam and Eve, and (at the time of the Flood) everybody on earth except eight people. God's countermovement is outlined in the great three angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-14, which we are examining in nine of the 27 Study Guides in this series.
However, any church that teaches mother Babylon's false doctrines and follows her practices could become one of her fallen daughters. At present, he is using the counterfeit gift of tongues to weld together churches and religions of all kinds--including pagans and spirit worshipers. The New Age belief in spirit communication and reincarnation is simply old-time paganism in new garb.
Catholicism prays to Mary and other dead saints and believes these saints bless their followers with miracles.B. He taught that obeying in order to be saved is the worst kind of legalism, but obeying because we are saved is the acid test of a true religious experience. This refusal to obey hardens the conscience, causing the Holy Spirit to finally withdraw and leads to the unpardonable sin. Millions of Protestant Christians have actually been taught that their obedience or disobedience can have no effect whatever upon their ultimate salvation. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousnessa€? (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15). I was amazed because the Southern Baptists have had the historic reputation of being fundamental, Bible-believing Christians. Representing His authority as the only true God, the Sabbath was to be a weekly reminder that the only God deserving of worship is the One who alone had the power to create and recreate. It doesna€™t take a lot of intelligence to see that they were trying to fill up the Sabbath breaking with counterfeit material that did not really restore the wall at all. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable . Satana€™s final desperate battle against God will take place over the loyalty of this little group.
So Babylon is a family name which embraces both the mother church and those of her daughters, who are also fallen. Non-Christian religions are virtually all based on belief in and worship of spirits of the dead. These three fantastic messages expose and warn against Satan's lies and counterfeits and call people to worship God and obey Him, not only in spirit but in Bible truth as well. Our next Study Guide will describe God's end-time church so plainly that you cannot fail to recognize it. The Bible prophecies teach this antichrist power will play a crucial role in the final events of earth's history. It would pluck up or uproot three kingdoms.a€?The emperors of Western Europe were largely Catholic and supported the papacy in its growth and authority.
The blow was a deadly wound for the papacy, but that wound began to heal and continues healing today.
To have changed God's law by dropping out the second commandment (on worshiping images) and splitting the tenth into two parts.
It would pluck up or uproot three kingdoms.The emperors of Western Europe were largely Catholic and supported the papacy in its growth and authority.
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fablesa€? (2 Timothy 4:3, 4). As a sign of both creation and redemption, observance of the Sabbath would be a perpetual protection against the evil of evolution as well as modernism. It was such an attitude that caused God to rebuke them for daubing the wall with untempered mortar.
For a full explanation of this fascinating connection, write for the free booklet, The Beast, The Dragon, and The Woman. The popes often wear the royal color of purple at important functions, and red is the color of the robes of Catholic cardinals.a€?C. The popes often wear the royal color of purple at important functions, and red is the color of the robes of Catholic cardinals.C. The three ribs represent the three principal powers conquered by Medo-Persia: Lydia, Babylon, and Egypt. Three Arian kingdoms, however, did not support the papacy--the Vandals, Heruli, and Ostrogoths.
History shows that virtually every time the church passed laws to enforce its beliefs, persecution and murder of others resulted. I brought him to Your disciples, but they couldna€™t heal him.a€?A  Jesus replied, a€?You unbelieving and rebellious generation!
By rejecting the commandments of God in favor of human traditions, the Holy Spirit is spurned. They reasoned that God would be understanding with those who found it more convenient to keep a different day than the seventh day. Even without looking into the subject any further we can see that those who daub the wall (change Goda€™s law) are Sunday advocates and that they also receive the plagues which fall ONLY upon those who have the mark of the beast. The seven heads of the beast (verse 3) upon which the woman is seated are seven mountains (verse 9).
Apostate Protestantism believes that the dead are not dead but, rather, alive in heaven or hell. Further, the true gifts of the Holy Spirit are never given to one who deliberately and knowingly disobeys God (Acts 5:32).
The prophecy of Daniel chapter 7 is not saying that popes are evil and that Catholics are not Christians. That the pope is God on earth.a€?a€?Satan's Original Plana€?Satan's original plan (in heaven) was to assume God's position and authority.
That the pope is God on earth.Satan's Original PlanSatan's original plan (in heaven) was to assume God's position and authority. Some ministers that I talked with do not really accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. One would have to be blind to miss the fact that the mark is tied closely to Sunday-keeping.
It is well known that Rome, the world headquarters of the papacy, is built upon seven hills or mountains. You need to be, for you can't understand last-day events until you understand this evil power.
Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my peoplea€? (Amos 7:7, 8). Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall and upon them that have daubed it.a€? What is His wrath? It is a miraculous enabling to fluently speak foreign languages previously unlearned and unknown by the speaker (Acts 2:4-12).


The system, however, is called Antichrist because it has usurped Jesus' authority and attempted to change His law. Bring him here to Me.a€? Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and from that moment the boy was healed. A plumbline is used to determine the exact straightness of a wall, and God will measure His people by His holy law.
God uses this gift when needed to present His end-time message to those of other languages. This is why heeding Jesus' end-time warning against Babylon is so extremely crucial and urgent. And the Catholic emperor Justinian (527-565) exterminated the Arian Vandals in 534 and significantly broke the power of the Arian Ostrogoths in 538. Through the centuries he has endeavored (using various human agencies) to discredit God and take over His position. Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, a€?Why couldna€™t we drive it out?a€? a€?Because of your little faith,a€? He told them. Jesus declared that even worship is vain and empty when the commandments of men are taught instead of His commandments. It was needed at Pentecost because 17 language groups were in the crowd and His disciples probably knew only one language.
Antichrist Appears to Be SpiritualSatan aims to replace God in these last days by deceiving people into following Antichrist, who appears spiritual and holy.
Baptism by immersion is not necessary.a€?Baptism by immersion is the only baptism recognized by Scripture.
Baptism by immersion is not necessary.Baptism by immersion is the only baptism recognized by Scripture. The main purpose of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation is to expose Satan's traps and strategies and lead people to anchor in Jesus and His Word for safety. It came on the scene as a religious power and was totally different from the secular nature of the other 10 kingdoms.a€?a€?E. It came on the scene as a religious power and was totally different from the secular nature of the other 10 kingdoms.E. Antichrist Will Deceive ManyMost people will follow the Antichrist (Revelation 13:3), thinking they are following Christ. However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.a€?This same story is repeated in Mark Chapter 9, vs.
Sunday is God's holy day.a€?The Bible teaches, without question, that God's holy day is the seventh-day Sabbath--Saturday. Sunday is God's holy day.The Bible teaches, without question, that God's holy day is the seventh-day Sabbath--Saturday. They will be safe because they test every spiritual teaching and leader by Scripture (Isaiah 8:20).
Even conservative historians claim the church probably destroyed at least 50 million people over matters of religious conviction.
I was there for forty days and forty nights, all that time I ate no food and drank no water. Promise that you will follow where Jesus leads, and He will not permit you to end up in error (John 7:17). The Lord gave me the two tablets on which God had written with his own finger all the words he had spoken to you from the heart of the fire when you were assembled at the mountain. At the end of the forty days and nights, the Lord handed me the two stone tablets inscribed with the words of the covenant.Matthew Chapter 4, vs. 1-2 (NLT): Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.
16-18 (NLT): And when you fast, dona€™t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting.
Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. As you can see above: Demons are cast out, the Holy Spirit speaks, Moses received the Ten Commandments, and Jesus had the strength to overcome Satana€™s temptations.
It can strengthen our faith and get difficult prayers answered.There are different types of fasting.
We are trying this for 21 days to achieve some answers from God and help get some desperate and difficult prayers answered. Fasting, praying, and special giving during the first month of the year sets the tone for the rest of the year. Fasting should be done in combination with things that can increase your faith, wisdom, and hearing from the Lord. Read a good Christian book, read Goda€™s Word in the Bible, listen with praise and worship to Christian music, and of course pray. Thought for the week:A  For more advice and understanding read a€“ a€?Fastinga€? by Jentezen Franklin.
22-24: The Lord God used the rib of the man to make a woman, and then he brought the woman to the man.
And the man said, a€?Now, this is someone whose bones came from my bones, whose body came from my body.
13: If a man has sexual relations with another man as a man does with a woman, these two men have done a hateful sin. Most are basically good people that give to charities, help with the homeless, do good deeds and are friendly and nice to people. There are gay celebrities on TV that do wonderful works of mercy and charity for other people. However, if you are gay and dona€™t turn from your present life style and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will go to the pool of fire (Hell). Yes, there is such a place and it is for eternity.A  If you intend to do it a€?somedaya€™, I hope you dona€™t get hit by a car and die before that happens. He wrote the rule book (the Bible) and it is expressed in it several times that he feels the punishment for this is death. We are all sinners in one way or another and must try hard to turn from our former self before we knew Jesus as our Lord.
To the ones who say it is genetic or upbringing, I offer this: Alcoholism can be passed down through genes and wife-beating can be passed down through upbringing.
God is the highest authority, how do you think he will judge according to the Ten Commandments and his Word in the Bible? Hook up with a good faith based organization like a€?Food for the Poora€? or a€?World Visiona€? and help these people out. God Bless.====================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop 1-21-2010. We run the risk of becoming weaker when we stay at home, so gradually we wona€™t even notice. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.a€? Notice it says he is looking for someone, like a lion does. They need Christian friends and other Christian adults if they are to survive in this world.
Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.a€?7 Because we need the help of good people. Pastors cannot serve full-time, a building cannot be purchased, missionaries will not be sent out, ministries to the community wona€™t be fulfilled, and the lost wona€™t be saved. And how can they preach unless they are sent?a€?10 Because God says we should go to church regularly. 30-31: And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will morn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
10: But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar and the elements will be dissolved by fire, and the earth and every thing done on it will be found out.
36-43: But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. In (those) days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of the night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. Pilots vanish, drivers vanish, wives vanish, neighbors vanish, and it is a world wide supernatural event that happens at the exact same time. There are no second chances of dropping to your knees and asking for forgiveness because it comes and goes in a blink of an eye. Wars, Nation against Nation, famines, earthquakes, natural disasters, and a sin loving generation.
I always interpreted the a€?He will come like a thief in the nighta€? as have a duel meaning. Some people know in advance when they will die and they, believe it or not, are the lucky ones.
Hint: It is hot, miserable, people are gnashing their teeth and screaming, and your caretaker has horns --------- hhmmmmmm.
However, if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and turned your life around you will be going somewhere that is truly pure love.
If I am wrong, then worms get me just like you but if I am right I live in love and you dona€™t. I just dona€™t know where people get their ideas from because the Bible tells it like I do. Also, it is also true that before Jesus came to the earth as a man, that all the pagan nations were defeated by Goda€™s people the Israelites.
Why ---- because the Israelites worshiped the only God there is and the pagans worshiped false ones.
A PS:A  Hope youa€™re not on one of those planes where the Pilot is a follower of Christ when the Rapture comes.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. I was impressed by the many many friends who came to offer condolences and said kind things about her.
To go through life with so many people that call themselves your family around you is a tribute to the love that is shown and radiates from you.
Some are acquaintances, some good acquaintances, others are friends and still others are good friends.
I think I need to add a new one that shows love beyond that of the latter a€“ it is family.
Thought for the week:A  Happy Valentines Day !!!!!=============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop 2-22-2010. You see the fire trucks pull up and the fire men run from the trucks, get their ladders, hook up the hoses and then ------- sit down and take a coffee break. Your company is told that there is a mother and two children screaming for help from the third floor and they are close to being consumed by the flames. You and your men run over to see what instructions he has but he presents all of you with some Coffee and doughnuts. All of us know of people, friends, and family that have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and are not saved.
They are like the family in the house.A  Because of pride, fear, or some other human emotion, we either do not share the Word with them or are not persistent with it to get them saved.
The people we know then end up dying either naturally or prematurely in an accident and end up burning in the ever lasting flames of Hell. 18-20: And Jesus came and said to them, a€?All authority on heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. There were actually two letters that I have combined and edited to eliminate the womana€™s identity. It is offered here as another a€?building blocka€? about evangelizing and spreading Goda€™s will. I agree that we are all called to share the gospel with others and that we often fall short of that. The Holy Spirit is the one who draws them, ("No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him" John 6:44) convicts them and makes them see that they are sinners. People are drawn to God in us when they see something about us that they dona€™t have and they are made thirsty for. But they all have heard the truth many times and they refuse to acknowledge that they are sinners in need of a rescue. My part is to pray for them, live my life for Jesus (let my light shine) and share the truths of the gospel when there is an opening to do so. It took many years, but I am at peace knowing that if they die without knowing Jesus therefore spending eternity in hell, that it was their choice. Another interesting fact is that we have different witnessing styles and people respond to different styles of witnessing. But perfect love casts out fear" 1 John 4:18) To love others more than yourself and to know that without Christ they will spend all eternity separated from Him. When I go on mission trips, I pray for the hearts of the people that God is going to put onto my path and I pray that God would give me His eyes to see them as He sees them and His heart to love them as He loves them, and His words to speak to them. Although it is debated if they are actually God speaking, they are recognized by most as books that are still good to teach from. Still others like the book of Sirach which is used a lot by the Catholic church brings question into mind that it may have been eliminated by Martin Luther just as a statement to his rebellious nature within that church. He even wanted to eliminate other books including the book of Revelation but, as history records, -- cooler minds prevailed. 60: Then all the people shouted and praised God, who saves those who put their trust in Him. Someone had a dream that as the soldier drew back to hit Christ that he grabbed the soldiers arm.
As they talked and discussed, Jesus himself drew near and walked along with them;Mark 16, vs. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, a€?Pease be with youa€?. A Jesus also appeared to 500 others, Saul (whom later became Paul), and to his disciples again when he rose up and ascended into Heaven. Since Biblical times the tradition that the Roman Emperor Domitian ordered that the Apostle John be executed by throwing him into a cauldron of boiling oil has been widely held.



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