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King of Kings, God Almighty, Jesus the Christ - By Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2021/05/kings-of-kings-god-almighty-jesus-christ.html
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” (John 1:1-5)
Some ask the question. Who is this man Jesus Christ and what was He? Was He a mere man, a good teacher, a prophet, or something much more than all of that, or was He God in the flesh? Of all the names that you could mention, there is not one person on this earth that does not know the Name that is above every name. Many men and women have been introduced to the Son of God and many have believed on His Name, but on the flip side of the coin, there are many who are blinded by the adversary, Satan the devil which in the long run, they are not willing to give up their sinful lifestyle.
I was reading an article that spoke of Paul speaking to King Herod Agrippa, which proclaimed to the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 26:28: ''Almost thou persuades me to be a Christian.'' If I were to have to choose the saddest statement in all the Scriptures, it would be this statement. Many men down through the ages have come to the same conclusion, because they didn't want to give up power, worldly glory, fame, or the riches of this world. They refused the Holy Spirit drawing them, and in the final analysis, this is the one sin that will not be forgiven of mankind. They have blasphemed the calling of the Holy Spirit and rejected Jesus Christ as Savior.
History records in several documents of the real life of the One, Jesus Christ. Josephus, the Roman historian told of the life and death by crucifixion of this man condemned by Pontius Pilate and believed by many to have been brought back to life. That is the secular versions that proclaim the humanity of our Lord, and there are many besides the one mentioned, but the Holy Bible is what to many who believe in this Name and to me and others like me, is the final authority of who this God/son of man truly was. The whole of the Bible testifies of the coming Messiah and is God's love letter to the world. When Jesus was on earth, He spoke of that very fact.
39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39-40)
If you search the scriptures you will find that Jesus fulfilled 353 different prophecies concerning His coming to the earth at this appointed time, that the Pharisees and Jewish authorities knew full well that it was the season of His appearing, but they didn't recognize Him, as He stood right in front of them. What are some of the scriptures that told of His coming?
"Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalm 40:7).
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
"...all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Jesus Christ,) Luke 24:44).
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Jesus Christ), Luke 24:27).
"For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me." (Jesus Christ), John 5:46).
"To Him give all the prophets witness" (Acts 10:43).
Those verses are on the website that chronicles the 353 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled on this URL as I list them here, as they are too numerous to post in this message:
Scientifically speaking, what are the possibilities of one man completing all of the prophecies, let alone 8 of them? The mathematical computation is beyond the power of the mind to comprehend.
Professor of mathematics Peter Stoner gave 600 students a math probability problem that would determine the odds for one person fulfilling eight specific prophecies. (This is not the same as flipping a coin eight times in a row and getting heads each time.) First the students calculated the odds of one person fulfilling all the conditions of one specific prophecy, such as being betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver. Then the students did their best to estimate the odds for all of the eight prophecies combined.
The students calculated that the odds against one person fulfilling all eight prophecies are astronomical-one in ten to the 21st power (1021). That's 10 with 21 zeros after it...and that is for only 8, what do you think the amount of zeros of a number to fulfill all 353 of these prophecies? Are there that many zeros? Can the number even be understood?
JESUS REJECTED AS THEIR MESSIAH? WHY?
The Old Testament is full of the Words proclaiming the coming of the Messiah, so why did not the Jewish authorities believe in Him? Because He did not fit their image of what they were looking for. They were looking for a Warrior King, much like King David who would rid them of Roman oppression and free them to the glory days of King Solomon. They didn't think they needed a Spiritual Savior, as they believed the Law and Moses was enough. They believed they needed a physical savior, and Jesus didn't fit their preconceived notions.
But Jesus had a mission that was ordained before the foundation of the world. This was God's purpose all along. Jesus was to be the perfect sacrifice, as a Lamb of God, completely without blemish to cover the sins of the people with One death, and One resurrection to life. Jesus came to live among us for the sole purpose that His death would give those who believed on Him, life eternal.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (John 3:16-20)
The bible is full of references to the deity and the mission of our Lord to save this God forsaken world, that could not save themselves, no matter how good a man might be. Let us quote just a few of them that speak of what Jesus did for us.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 )
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2nd Corinthians 5:21)
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:30-31)
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
That is but a few of the numerous scriptures that speak of Who this man was, and that He was God in the flesh, who came in the image of the Father in heaven, and died a most gruesome death to satisfy the justice of God that through Jesus being the substitute payment for the sins of the world, we might find reconciliation back to the Father God.
JESUS, THE SECOND ADAM FROM ABOVE
Jesus was unique, as Adam being the first man who failed, Jesus was the second Adam who would not fail. As Paul spoke of Him in his epistles.
20 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.” (1st Corinthians 15:20-23)
Jesus died for the whole world, but if He had not risen, then we would still be in our sins. For the resurrection of our Lord was a promise of our future glorification that would be revealed at His coming for the Church of the Living God.
Upon the resurrection of our Lord to life, He became a new man, not like Adam in the flesh, but new in every way.
All through the Old Testament there are scriptures that prove that man was made in the image of God, but beginning with the New Testament, the image of God makes a very decided shift. Jesus the second Adam, the man from Heaven, (as the Bible calls Him) or as John said “the eternal Word, is in the image of God in the flesh. Not mankind in general.
Now get this, for lack of a better word, Jesus was a “prototype”. He was a full, functioning form of a NEW type. This is what I mean by a shift in emphasis of what man is to become. Jesus was the first, the example of becoming the image of God. Jesus was the prototype, the goal of our redemption, our salvation and our glorification. This is the final goal of born again man
"And have put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (meaning us, man). (Colossians 3:10)
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” (1st John 3:1-3)
This points to that the NEW man in not just in the image of God, or just a general picture of God, as man was formed to look like, but specifically to be formed into the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He, Jesus, becomes the goal of the redeemed man, unto salvation.
Now putting on the characteristics of this evil world requires no special skill. Just blend in, do what is popular, or go along with the crowd, and you’ll take on the characteristics of this lost and dying world. It is virtually effortless. But to put on Christ requires diligence, work, prayer, communion with God, and power from His Holy Spirit. We can’t do it alone. Satan would have us for lunch.
As we are being brought to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are seen in the New Testament as the created work of God. It is stated in a number of different ways, as those in Christ are a new creation.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17)
God has a desire for the work of His hands. Scripture says that we are His workmanship; He is the potter, we are the clay. We are being renewed in the spirit of our mind. We are being created through Christ Jesus unto righteousness and true holiness.
“Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go onto perfection: not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, but of faith toward God.’ (Hebrews 6:1)
The implication is that sanctification after being justified by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is a creative process of character building. This is a process which begins with repentance and being baptized, and ends with our glorification at His return for His saints at His coming for His bride and beyond. It is a process of completion, a process of perfection. It is a process of being sanctified unto good works according to His commandments. That's what I mean when I say it is a process of character building. Each of these is synonymous with each other.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren”, (Hebrews 2:10-11)
Moving down, “In as much then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same: that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14)
“Therefore in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation (atonement) for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:17-18)
Now the key for you and me in this passage is the word above “author” in verse 10. In the KJV, it is translated as “captain”. It’s the word “Achegos” from Greek. It is translated variously as captain, pioneer, trailblazer, or founder/author. The ultimate meaning of various translations of this one word is that something is begun by someone, so that others may enter into it. Christ is our “achegos”. He is the trailblazer, pioneer, founder, and captain of our ship.
Now let’s look at the exciting part. He was the trailblazer, the pioneer and the founder who began a work and blazed a trail that we might enter into His salvation. He set the pattern that we might enter in. He entered into a family once again that we might also enter that family by following Him, the Family of Almighty God. In this He was perfected. He was made complete by completing His work here on earth, that He could fulfill the role as our Savior and our High Priest. He was fully able to pioneer the road that leads to our salvation. Now the whole reason for all of this, why He became a man, taking on human traits, and fully sharing in our humanity was for Him to able to bring many sons and daughters into glory by following His trail. Paul wrote of it in one of most favorite chapter. Romans 8:
8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
END OF THIS AGE IS NEAR
God has completed His work of salvation. Jesus has been the source of our salvation now nearly 2000 years, but God's patience will not always allow man to rebel against Him. God is Love, yes that is true, but God is also a God of justice, judgment, and a consuming fire.
25 “See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:25-29)
If you are a follower of my sermons, then you have read where I just finished the book of Revelation, that shows that the coming of our Lord is very close, right at the door. When God releases His Divine, righteous wrath on this earth, then the suffering Messiah that Isaiah spoke of in chapter 53, will no longer be a meek, suffering Lamb of God, but will take vengeance on this earth as a roaring Lion of the tribe of Judah, who comes to devour the adversary.
SEEK THE TRUTH IN GOD'S WORD
Few people today desire the truth. I used to believe that people were just ignorant, and if they could only hear the truth of God's Word they'd repent and get saved. Not always true, as men have their own freewill. The truth is that most people are willingly ignorant of the truth, because of the wickedness of their heart (Jeremiah 17:9). Jesus stated in Mark 7:9...
"Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."
You see, most religious people have churchianity without Christianity. They deliberately reject the truth of God's Word, following man's religious traditions instead.
Romans 1:18 states,
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness."
Lost sinners have the truth, but they refuse to obey God's Word.
Romans 1:20 tells us,
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."
There are no excuses!!!
God our Lord Jesus Christ will come and take vengeance on the whole of mankind that are left on this earth, save those who finally believe from the preaching of the 144,000 Jewish Evangelist, and the two witnesses preaching at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, but their existence will be full of sorrow, pain and misery. Most likely those who accept Jesus will die a martyrs death, as the scripture speaks of being beheaded, but that is most likely the most quick form of death.
Evil men can dream up many different ways to torture a soul to conform to their wishes, and all who do and accept this coming Mark of the Beast will be doomed for all eternity. Read my messages on Revelation on my blog and you will get a taste of the untold horror that is just around the bend, just out of site but closer than anyone believes or thinks is true. Jesus comes back in Revelation 19 and slays the bulk of what is left of humanity with just the Word of His mouth. This same mouth who created the worlds, will make short order of the destruction of His enemies.
11 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” (Revelation 19:11-15)
Jesus is coming my friend, to remove those who belong to Him, His bride who has made herself ready for His return. Those who are in darkness, will most likely stay in darkness. Only a remnant of the billions left on earth will find Jesus in this horrific time, known as Jacob's trouble, or most popularly called the “Tribulation and the Great Tribulation” of a coming 7 years of literal hell on earth.
My Lord is gentle, loving and kind, but His patience is about to come to a screeching halt and those who hear of millions of people suddenly vanishing off this planet will have no explanation, save the one they have been told all their lives, and they just would not believe it.
If you are reading this now, and that event has happened, do you believe it now? Sorry to say, this God/man, Jesus Christ is as close as you believing in your heart and in your mind that Jesus is the Son of God who took away the sins of the world, to all who come to Him in faith through grace. We don't deserve it, I don't deserve it, and you don't deserve it, but Jesus did what no other man in the history of this world ever did.
6” For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:6-11)
Jesus died for all mankind, for those who hear the call of His Holy Spirit, but some day soon, and I pray you are not reading this and that day has come, our Lord Jesus will come and take those who belong to Him, as the Bible calls the “Harpazo”, or the removal of objects from one place to another, by force...Paul spoke of this most dramatically.
51 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1st Corinthians 15:51-55)
Jesus calls all who will embrace His plea, as God doesn't want anyone to perish.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. “ (2nd Peter 3:9)
But on the flip side of this same Jesus, this same God who is not willing to have anyone perish, is a God of vengeance and a God of judgment. He will come to take fiery retribution against His adversaries...You have to decide which Jesus you want to come face to face with. Your choice, Jesus the Savior of your soul, or Jesus your Supreme Judge to exile you to outer darkness, where there is torment, the worm dieth not, and where there is grinding and gnashing of teeth. I know that is a graphic picture, but that is the eternal fate of those who do not take this God/man Jesus Christ as their personal Savior..I have given you multiple scriptures that point to how to come to Jesus in humility and repentance of your sins. I implore by the Name of the Everlasting God, Jesus Christ, make that decision for the only Way to heaven, the only Door to eternal life, is my Jesus...and I pray will be your Jesus as well..
This is pastor Mike Taylor, pray for your salvation and believing by faith through His grace and mercy, so you may join us in heavens realm. If you need prayer , counseling, or just a friendly, listening ear, email me at email@example.com, God bless you all, TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET
Biden Begins the Pressure Campaign Against Israel – Daniel Greenfield - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4734
Terrorists have only one thing to offer. It's right there in the name.
The business model of terrorism is killing people and then demanding a payoff. The game always works the same way. The terrorists attack, their targets fight back, and a third party sends in the diplomats to negotiate on behalf of the terrorists before they get hit too hard.
The Islamic terrorist war against Israel has worked exactly this way for generations.
Like a radio pop song that plays every time you go into a supermarket, you know the next verse and can feel the next beat before it even kicks in, no matter how much you hate the music.
It's the same way with the regular mini-wars that begin with a manufactured political provocation that can be blamed on Israel (this time a court ruling evicting illegal Muslim colonists occupying homes seized during the '48 ethnic cleansing of Jews from Jerusalem), followed by terrorist violence with the usual pattern of attack and escalation.
Hamas and a few of its allies shell Israeli towns and cities using the latest Iranian technology and some of their own cruder models. Israel responds by calculatedly taking out terrorist compounds which Hamas has, with equal calculation, filled with civilian human shields.
Politicians, the media and social media rush to attack Israel, vastly inflating the already inflated casualty figures put out by the terrorists, lying about the nature of the conflict and doing their best to mainstream antisemitism a little more.
The Biden administration makes a few public statements vaguely supporting Israel's right to defend itself--an absurd point--and sends in mediators to negotiate the payoff for the terrorists.
Israel had a brief break from America acting as the paymaster and bagman for the terrorists.
It was a refreshing pause, especially for all the children who didn't get bombed, the homes that didn't have rockets smash through their roofs and the soldiers who didn't get shot just so that State Department negotiators could tell Israel the current going rate for ending the attacks.
Islamic terrorists aren't crazy or irrational. The average suicide bomber might be, but their leadership doesn't do anything without a profit motive.
The profits for Islamic terrorism against Israel come in two ways.
First, the terrorists are backed by Iran, Qatar, Turkey and the rest of the Islamist gang to carry out attacks on Israel. Second, the terrorists are rewarded by the United States, Europe, and Israel for ending the attacks.
This never leads to peace because if you keep rewarding terrorists for ending the violence, you're also telling them that if they do it all over again, they'll profit from the violence.
Paying the terrorists not to attack you is really the same thing as paying them to attack you.
But the essence of the peace game is obliviousness. That means believing that there are root causes that can resolve the underlying grievances. The root cause is the existence of Israel.
The terrorists want to destroy Israel: Israel doesn't want to be destroyed.
And the negotiators came up with a compromise which satisfies no one: a two-state solution that will only destroy a part of Israel. The solution, which has solved nothing and will solve nothing, incrementally destroys parts of Israel by handing them over to the terrorists.
The amount of Israel being destroyed through this process has kept increasing ever since the original fake peace deal was celebrated by Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat and Yitzchak Rabin at the White House. Every exchange of fire leads to a push for a new peace "compromise" that will destroy even more of Israel by handing more territory over to the terrorists.
Since this process provides the terrorists with zero incentive to stop the violence, it failed.
The Trump administration overturned conventional wisdom by recognizing that the terrorists, who had repeatedly rejected and sabotaged peace negotiations for two generations, not the Israelis, who had shown up for every bad faith attempt at negotiations, were the problem.
Instead of taking away territory from Israel and giving it to the terrorists, President Trump began recognizing Israeli claims to parts of Israel, while cutting off money and political support from the terrorists. The terrorists didn't turn pacifist--but they turned down the violence, because they understood that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, unlike Kerry, wouldn't be bailing them out.
They just waited, while Kerry privately assured the terrorists Trump would soon be gone.
The Biden administration is going back to the same old policies of propping up the terrorists. And the first thing you need to do when propping up the terrorists is giving them some leverage.
The leverage of terrorists is terrorism.
Rebooting the old negotiating process requires a war. And so the Biden administration turned on the money tap to the terrorists and their Iranian sponsors. It made it clear that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the anti-Iran coalition linked to the Abraham Accords were out of style in D.C.
Biden also appointed Hady Amr, a veteran of Qatar's Brookings operation, a state backer of Hamas, as his "point man" on the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict," which had been low on conflict.
At least until Biden got started.
Amr, a Lebanese anti-Israel activist, had made no secret of his raving hatred for Israel and support for the terrorists.
"I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada," Amr had declared during his time as an anti-Israel activist.
"I have news for every Israeli," he ranted in one column written after Sheikh Salah Shahada, the head of Hamas's Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was taken out by an Israeli air strike.
Arabs "now have televisions, and they will never, never forget what the Israeli people, the Israeli military and Israeli democracy have done to Palestinian children. And there will be thousands who will seek to avenge these brutal murders of innocents."
These days, Amr is the one doing the avenging for Israel's attacks on Hamas.
Amr has repeatedly argued for a deal with Hamas. In 2019, he co-wrote an article arguing that Hamas should offer Israel a cease-fire with the PLO acting as a broker for the deal in exchange for Israel "offering a significant move on Israeli-Palestinian peace." That's diplo-mafia-speak for appeasing the terrorists with more territory that they can use to launch attacks on Israel.
But you can't have a ceasefire until you first have a war. That's the war now raging.
It's the familiar model already embraced by terrorist organizations, who pretend that their political and military wings are separate organizations.
The Biden administration policy is for the PLO to play the political wing to Hamas's military wing. Hamas starts wars, and the PLO collects territory and concessions to stop the fighting, while disclaiming any responsibility for the violence. And the Biden administration oversees this terrorist shakedown by insisting that Israel make more concessions for "peace."
Diplomats and experts go around making the same false promises that Israeli appeasement of the PLO will discredit Hamas and make it possible for Israelis and the terrorists killing them to live in peace.
The purpose of this political strategy is to isolate Israel, creating a system that profits from terrorism while maintaining enough plausible deniability to keep a fake peace process going.
Generations of this horror show have not been enough to discredit it. Not to the diplomats who keep pushing this big lie, and not to American Jews who when faced with a choice between blaming Israel and the politicians they support, always choose to blame Israel.
Biden is rebooting the same old scam after stocking his administration with appointees like Amr who have made no secret of their hatred for the Jewish state.
Biden's Senior Director for Intelligence on the National Security Council, Maher Bitar, was pictured dancing in a keffiyeh in front of a banner reading, "Divest from Israel Apartheid."
Reema Dodin, Biden's Deputy White House Legislative Director, had argued that, "suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people."
Sarah Margon, Biden's Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, had advocated for boycotts of Israel and cheered a proposal to destroy the Jewish state.
The Obama administration stocked its foreign policy team with Iran Firsters, while the Biden administration has gone even further with a roster of Hamas Firsters.
The Biden administration seeks to blame Israel for a conflict for which it provided a profit motive.
The fighting in Israel commenced after the Biden administration sent the signal that it was resuming its support for the terrorists. The violence is a prelude to the negotiations. And Biden's people have already laid out their plans for getting Israel to pay off the terrorists. All the terrorists had to do was attack Israel and wait for Biden's team to do their dirty work for them.
The Biden administration wanted a war in Israel. It needed to blame Israel for that war. And now it got everything it wanted. The next stage is the pressure campaign against Israel tying together domestic anti-Israel lobbies like J Street and the radical left like AOC and Warren, to pressure American Jewish organizations to drop their already weak support for the Jewish state. And then, having isolated Israel, they'll move in for the kill with their big pitch for a terror state.
All of this is bad for Israel, but it's also terrible for America.
Everything that the Biden administration's team of terrorist sympathizers is doing to Israel, they also intend to do to America. If you think gas prices are bad now, wait until Iran really starts throwing its weight around. And while Biden's people are insisting that the only real terrorist threat is domestic, while dismantling our counterterrorism system, the jihad will come.
Al Qaeda built up its networks into a massive international killing machine on Clinton's watch, and Islamic State grew into a state power while Obama was building up the Arab Spring. We don't know what terrorist nightmares Biden will breed, but they are likely to be worse than either one.
Israelis are in bomb shelters now, but after a few years of Biden, Americans might be there, too.
Nearing Midnight: We Are Losing the Cyberwar to Enemy Hackers – Todd Strandberg - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
I’ve always thought it was a bad idea for America to have an open internet with enemy nations like China, Russia, and North Korea. They contribute hardly anything to the net, and they use their access to steal from us. I can’t recall the last time I visited a website that was in one of these countries.
We spend a quarter of a trillion dollars in developing a new fighter jet. A few years later, the Russians and Chinese have one that looks similar to ours. They are able to copy our jets by hacking into the computer files of our military contractors. Since we store so much of our data online, it has become much easier for spies to steal our intellectual property.
SolarWinds is a major US information technology firm, and it was the subject of a cyberattack last year that compromised much of its clients’ data. Foreign hackers, who some top U.S. officials believe are from Russia, were able to use the hack to spy on private companies like the elite cybersecurity firm FireEye and the upper echelons of the U.S. Government, including the Department of Homeland Security and Treasury Department.
Most software providers regularly send out updates to their systems, whether it’s fixing a bug or adding new features. SolarWinds is no exception. Beginning as early as March of 2020, SolarWinds unwittingly sent out software updates to its customers that included the hacked code.
The code created a backdoor to customers’ information technology systems, which hackers then used to install even more malware that helped them spy on companies and organizations.
We are still trying to figure out how much damage was inflicted by the SolarWinds breach. By having access to one computer system, hackers can gain logon information for other programs.
We just saw the most dangerous hacking attack on a U.S. firm. The hacking of Colonial Pipeline by Russians has shut down the biggest U.S. gasoline pipeline in the nation. On May 7, the hackers began their blitz against the company, stealing a large amount of data before locking computers with ransomware and demanding payment, according to people familiar with the matter.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that threatens to publish or block access to data or a computer system, usually by encrypting it, until the victim pays a ransom fee to the attacker.
Bloomberg reports that the intruders are part of a cybercrime gang called Darkside. They took nearly 100 gigabytes of data out of the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company’s network in just two hours, two people involved in Colonial’s investigation said.
Darkside claims to only be interested in money, but it is very likely that they have some connection to the Russian government. Since the attack has crippled a fuel supply line that provides 45% of the Northeast’s gasoline needs, it is very likely that Putin has some connection to the incident. You don’t hear about Russian firms being the victim of Ransomware.
As a Christian website that is interested in sharing the gospel message with the whole world, you probably think I would be opposed to blocking any nation. I’m all for blocking them because there is little chance of citizens in these nations accessing a site like R.R. North Korea has no access to private citizens. China and Russia have access, but key Western sites are heavily censored.
The “Great Firewall” is a colloquial term for mainland China’s internet censorship system. It’s part of the Golden Shield project, also called the National Public Security Work Informational Project. The person staying at a hotel in Beijing may have no trouble accessing American sites. The average Chinese citizen is increasingly only able to access sites that the government wants people to see.
If we blocked these nations from accessing the web ten years ago for bad behavior, they’d have long cried uncle by now. They know access to the western world is essential to their economic growth. Instead of policing the internet for the common good of all, we have turned control over to third-world nations.
We are losing the war against cybercriminals because we are in the run-up to the tribulation hour. Mankind will only increasingly become more wicked with each passing day.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
We Won’t Be Here - Nathele Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a lot happening in the world that causes people to wonder about the future. Disease is on everyone’s mind, and the wars and rumors of wars that Jesus spoke about are happening in real-time. Middle East has erupted in war and the news is filled with evidence that Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled rapidly. Most people who listen to the news don’t know that Scripture talks about the times in which we live, but everyone can see that there’s something different about what’s happening. Jesus knew what was going to happen in the near future as wells as the far future. When His disciples asked about the end, He had answers. Their question wasn’t about the Rapture, but about the end. The first thing Jesus told them to be not deceived. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” Matthew 24:4. Those words are important for us today. Deception from the pulpits as well as the secular media makes it hard to know what to believe. To find truth, we must look to Scripture. Prophecy will help us to understand these perilous times. Many pastors today teach “purpose driven” rather than Scripture driven and are interested in preaching a “prosperity gospel” or “name it and claim it” deception. Those who don’t teach line upon line through Scripture, leave their congregations wide open to be deceived. I can’t stress enough how important it is to study Scripture in order to know God’s true word. Another deception many pastors is that the ekklesia (the Church) has replaced Israel. The promises God made to Abraham are as valid today as they were when they were given. The Jewish people have been regathering in their Promised Land, and that’s a sign that prophecy is coming to a head.
Let’s take a quick look at Daniel’s 70-week prophecy. Daniel was young when he was taken captive to Babylon. Daniel never forgot that he was Jewish, and although he lived in a very pagan country, he never turned away from God Almighty. One day while he was in prayer the angel Gabriel paid him a visit. Daniel was given a prophecy that discloses the end times, but many people don’t read and understand the first part. “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make and end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” Daniel 9:24. Look at the first few words carefully. This isn’t about Christians. Daniel lived long before Jesus died for our sins. Gabriel was specific when he said “thy people”, and “thy holy city”. Daniel’s people were Jewish and his holy city is Jerusalem. The “seventy weeks” are 70 weeks of years. When Daniel had been taken captive, Jerusalem was destroyed, so it must have been encouraging for Daniel to learn that his beloved Jerusalem would be rebuilt. Then Gabriel connected the coming Messiah to the rebuilding of Jerusalem. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” Daniel 9:25. Read Ezra and Nehemiah to learn about the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the troubles they faced in doing that. Gabriel said that there would be a decree to restore Jerusalem and that would start the countdown to when the Messiah would come.
The Messiah would come, but He would be “cut off” (crucified). “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” Daniel 9:26. Then, Jerusalem would be destroyed again. Indeed, it was destroyed in 70 A.D., long after Daniel’s life. Then, the prophecy moves forward to the final week of history. “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27. It’s all about the Jewish people. Jerusalem would be rebuilt, Messiah would come and be cut off, Jerusalem would be destroyed again, but also rebuilt. There’s no temple there right now, but this verse tells us that there will be a temple. The Man of Sin, commonly called “the anti-Christ”, will stop the worship in the Temple and set up an abomination in the Temple. Jesus talked about it when He answered the disciple’s question about the end. “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:15-21. Once again, this is very Jewish. The Temple is Jewish and the restrictions of travel on the sabbath is restricted under Jewish law. Neither of these things are an issue to Christians. This will begin the final 3 ½ years of history; the last half of Daniels 70th week. Christians will have been raptured before the final seven years of history.
Some people claim that Christians have replaced Israel, or they think that we will have to endure the Great Tribulation in order to purify the church. Really? That’s saying that Christ’s sacrifice wasn’t enough for our salvation. There will be tribulation saints, people who come to faith during that final seven years, but they will have a horrendous time maintaining their faith. If they don’t take the mark of the beast and serve Satan, they will be beheaded. Christians of today have been sealed with the Holy Spirit. Today, our salvation is secure. “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:12-14. Today, Christians are sealed with the Holy Spirit and we are not appointed to face God’s wrath. The final seven years of tribulation is also called the Time of Jacob’s trouble. Its purpose is to bring the nation of Israel to the point where they cry out to Jesus as their Messiah. At that point, their Messiah will return and fight for them.
There is a picture of this pretribulation rapture contained in Genesis. The world had become totally corrupted. Women had been taken by the fallen angels, had babies, and the human genome was corrupted so most people were no longer fully human. Enoch was a man who walked with God. With so much evil in the world, he was unusual. “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:23-24. God’s judgment was coming and Enoch was raptured prior to that judgment. He is a “picture” of Christians who will be raptured before God’s judgment. The flood came and all who rejected God’s ways were killed. They had been warned, but refused to listen. Enoch’s great-grandson Noah had been directed by God to build the Ark. This Ark would take Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives safely through the judgment. They represent the Jewish people who will be taken safely through the time of Jacob’s trouble.
In Jesus’ words to His disciples, He said the end would be like the days of Noah. “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37. There was much wickedness in those days, but what distinguishes them from other wicked times in history was the corruption of the human genome. Since plants and animals were also corrupted and no longer as God had created them, everything had to be destroyed. Do we see that happening today? Yes, we do. Transhumanism is an issue today. Look it up on the internet. The genome of humans, animals, and plants are all being tampered with. Most, if not all, vaccines contain DNA from aborted fetuses, animal DNA, and chemicals that are poison to people. Is it any wonder that people are becoming more and more violent? Is it any wonder that autism, ADHD, neurological disease, auto-immune disease, Alzheimer’s, and other problems are on the rise? We are in the very last days. Things will continue to become worse as we approach the final seven years, but Christians won’t be here for those final years when God’s wrath is poured out upon the world. Where will we be? We’ll be in Heaven.
When Jesus described the end of time to His disciples, He talked of things from a Jewish perspective. He would soon be crucified, which would make way for the Church to be established. Today we are living in the time between Daniel’s 69th and 70th weeks. This time will last until the final Gentile comes to salvation through Christ. When the final Gentile is saved, all Christians will be Raptured. “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in” Romans 11:25. When Christians are Raptured, God will turn His attention back to Israel. This is also seen in the Book of Revelation. Jesus dictated seven letters to seven congregations. Those letters give a history of Christianity beginning with the “persecuted church” and ending with the “apostate church”. We are in that last church era. These apostate congregations have riches but are poor. They have put Christ outside of their doors and Scripture is a secondary teaching. When the final Gentile opens the door for Christ to come into their heart the Rapture will occur. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1. The last Gentile accepts Christ for salvation, then Jesus calls us Home. Daniels 70th week won’t begin until Christians are called Home. Whether it begins immediately or if it will be delayed isn’t clear, but we won’t be here to see.
Today we need to make witnessing a priority. The happenings of today, such as wars, rumors of wars, genetic tampering, wickedness, and much more, all point to the fact that the end is very near. Be a witness for Christ. Live your life to honor Him, study Scripture in order to have answers when people ask questions, and keep listening for His call to “Come up hither”. Remember, the tribulation is coming, but we won’t be here.
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Daily Jot: The clear and present evil of Palestinian politics – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The goal of the international community is for Israel and “Palestinians” to live side by side in peace. Since the expulsion of Israelis from Gaza in 2005, this goal is not attainable because there isn’t a national “Palestine.” Political “Palestine” is comprised of criminal terrorists ruling over underserved Arabs who live in the area—in this case Gaza. Shortly after the Israelis quit Gaza, Hamas, the terrorist group, surfaced in roles as terrorists, political party, and opposition to another representative of a terrorist organization Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Liberation Organization chairman, who is also president of the Palestinian National Authority and Chairman of Fatah, the rival political party to Hamas. Complicated?
In the first election of Gaza, Hamas terrorists were elected as majority representatives of the people, which shows the true colors of any eventual Palestinian state. Aaron Fruh, President of Israel Team Advocates International, an organization dedicated to countering misinformation about Israel, has studied the terrorist underpinnings of Gaza. He told The Daily Jot that the original charter of Hamas adopted in 1988 states: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it…Palestine is an Islamic land…since this is the case, the liberation of Palestine is an individual duty for every Moslem wherever he may be…The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them.”
Fruh went on to confirm that the Hamas mission is to establish an Islamic Caliphate in Israel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. For this dream to be realized Israel and every Jew within its borders must be ethnically cleansed (murdered). Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, had two sons defect from the terrorist organization. The eldest son, Mosab, says the Palestinian Authority is the greatest enemy of the Palestinian people. In a 2020 article he penned about the Abrahamic Peace Accords, he wrote: “The Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian leadership, has utterly failed the Palestinian people while living lives of luxury, awash in corruption, creating a death cult of martyrdom sacrificing young Palestinian generations.” He said without conflict there would be no PA, “if the conflict ends, they will end with it.”
This is the mess on which the international community has pinned its hopes for peace in the Middle East. The US has spent billions upon billions of your tax dollars propping up these evil people, even paying for image consultants, with the hope of civilizing them with democracy. How do you civilize hate? Yet there are those who latch onto this “cause” as if anyone who doesn’t support the “Palestinian” movement is subhuman. Not true. There is a right and wrong here—a clear and present evil. Proverbs 8:13 says, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” In this age of wokeness, where right is wrong and wrong is right, I think Proverbs 8:13 says it all.
Daily Devotion: Faith in Unexpected Places - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. —Hebrews 11:1–2
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God can do what He wants, where He wants, through whomever He chooses. But I find it interesting how God chooses to do His work through people.
He could have sovereignly parted the Red Sea without Moses playing any role, but instead He told Moses, “Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground” (Exodus 14:16 NLT).
God could have brought down fire from Heaven without Elijah, but he directed the prophet to pray, and then fire came down.
Jesus could have healed everyone, everywhere during His earthly ministry. He didn’t have to lay hands on one person or speak a word to another person. He could have simply said, “On the count of three, everyone is healed,” and boom, they all would’ve been healed.
Instead, Jesus worked in the lives of people who called out to Him and applied their faith.
I think of Bartimaeus, who was blind. He heard that Jesus was coming his way, so he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47 NLT).
Someone told him to be quiet, but he yelled even louder. Then Jesus commanded that they call Bartimaeus over. Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” (verse 51 NKJV).
Bartimaeus replied, “I want to see!” (verse 51 NKJV).
Jesus said, “Go, for your faith has healed you” (verse 52 NKJV).
Then there are those who were quieter in their faith, like the woman who reasoned that if she could just touch the hem of Jesus’s garment, she would be healed. And she was.
Faith is often found in the most unexpected and unusual places. It’s grace, not the place, that makes a person a believer.
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