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December 2009 Issue

Christ Came to Save
Dec 1st, 2009
A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)
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Millions who have rejected the Christian gospel have generally been too busy and too involved to ask themselves a simple question:  "What really is God's intention toward me?"

They could have found the plain and simple answer given by the Apostle John:  "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through him might be saved."

This is a gravely significant message from the heart of God Himself! Yet, even in the full light it provides, people are indifferent. Upon our eyes there seems to have fallen a strange dimness; within our ears, a strange dullness. It is a wonder, and a terrible responsibility, that we should have this message in our possession and be so little stirred about it!

I confess that it is very hard for me to accept the fact that it is now very rare for anyone to come into the house of God, silently confessing: "Dear Lord, I am ready and willing to hear what you will speak to me today!"  

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Let The Headlines Speak
Dec 1st, 2009
Newswires
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Société Générale has advised clients to be ready for a possible "global economic collapse" over the next two years, mapping a strategy of defensive investments to avoid wealth destruction. - Telegraph.co.uk  20Nov09
In a report entitled "Worst-case debt scenario", the bank's asset team said state rescue packages over the last year have merely transferred private liabilities onto sagging sovereign shoulders, creating a fresh set of problems.
Overall debt is still far too high in almost all rich economies as a share of GDP (350pc in the US), whether public or private. It must be reduced by the hard slog of "deleveraging", for years.
"As yet, nobody can say with any certainty whether we have in fact escaped the prospect of a global economic collapse," said the 68-page report, headed by asset chief Daniel Fermon. It is an exploration of the dangers, not a forecast …

“Jews Raise Millions to be Ready for Coming of the Messiah”
The Sydney morning Herald -  20NOV09
JERUSALEM: Yehuda Glick is a 44-year-old American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem.
Since he became the executive director of the Temple Institute, Mr. Glick's main task has been to supervise the manufacture of the utensils the high priests will need when the day arrives.
Crowns and other instruments made of solid gold fill glass cases in the Temple Institute museum in Jerusalem's Old City. Other artifacts

include an array of copper urns, trumpets made of silver and garments to be worn by the High Priest, woven from golden thread.
Musical instruments, including hand-made harps and lyres, lie ready to be brought to life upon the Messiah's appearance.

“UN using Climate to Push One World Government Reforms”
 Personal Liberty Digest - Bob Livingston   16Nov09
With assaults on our nation’s freedoms and liberties coming from so many directions at the same time it is difficult to characterize one as being more dangerous than another. But a United Nations (U.N.) gathering scheduled for Dec. 7 – 18 may hold more lasting ramifications to U.S. sovereignty than anything the republic has ever faced.
That’s when the first overt attempt at establishing the framework of a One World Government will occur.
The U.N. Climate Change Conference is currently drafting a treaty that, if signed by President Barack Obama and ratified by the U.S. senate, would place the U.S. under an unelected, undemocratic world body that could impose taxes and place limits on industry, transportation, mining and energy production in order to limit carbon emissions.

“Why are Joel Rosenberg and Frank Peretti Appearing With New Age/new Spirituality Sympathizers?”
The Lighthouse   20Nov09
“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” (I Cor. 10:21)
Why are so many Christian leaders continually appearing with personalities who claim to be Christian yet promote the heretical “new spirituality”? In January 2010, in Alberta, Canada, such a situation will take place at the Break Forth conference, bringing together a conglomeration of Christian figures, New Age sympathizers, and mystic/emerging proponents. From Joel Rosenberg (Epicenter), Frank Peretti (This Present Darkness), and Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ) to William Paul Young (The Shack), Leonard Sweet (Quantum Spirituality), and contemplative proponents such as Duffy Robbins (Enjoy the Silence) and Brad Jersak, Break Forth will be like drawing gray lines in the sand–blended, indistinguishable lines.
In essence, this merging together, like so many other events now taking place within evangelical Christianity, will help erode the distinction between truth and falsehood and light and dark.

“'Israel Soon to be Larger Than Diaspora' for First Time in 2000 Years”  Jpost.com  14Nov09
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed a planeload of olim on Tuesday at Ben-Gurion Airport, telling them that "for the first time in 2,000 years, there are going to be more Jews in Israel than outside it." 

“FBI: 10% of U.S. Mosques Preach Jihad” newsmax.com  14 Nov09
Imams preach jihad and extremism in 10 percent of the 2,000 mosques in the United States, the FBI estimates. 









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The Emerging New World Order
Dec 1st, 2009
Berit kjos - ( Excerpts)
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“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” 

Canadian psychiatrist Brock Chisholm became the first head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Notice how he presented "mental health" as a useful crisis in the following message, which would later be published by Alger Hiss: "To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas."

"For many generations we have bowed our necks to the yoke of the conviction of sin. We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents.... 
"There is something to be said... for gently putting aside the mistaken old ways of our elders if that is possible. If it cannot be done gently, it may have to be done roughly or even violently."

Replace "divisive" Biblical absolutes with "helpful" universal values. When applied to religion, the "new ways of thinking" means setting aside our old "narrow" beliefs for the sake of unity. For this to happen, Christianity must either bend or break, yet even church leaders are imposing these psycho-social strategies on their unsuspecting followers. In fact, many Christians now believe this new "systems thinking" fits God's purpose for humanity. Echoing the message of UNESCO and Dr. Senge, "America's pastor" Pastor Rick Warren tells us, "It's all about the global glory of God! We intend to leverage the attention that the Purpose Driven Life has garnered to bring about a whole new way of thinking and acting in the church about our responsibility in the world."




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The Mark of the Beast
Dec 1st, 2009
Art Sadlier
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John tells us in Revelation 13:16 about the mark of the beast. The Antichrist will arise out of the Revived Roman Empire, he will, by the midpoint of the tribulation period, become a dictator who will control and enslave the entire world. He will then proceed to cause all to worship him.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Rev. 13: 16-17

There has never, in all of history until this present hour, been a time when this prophecy could be fulfilled. In the last decade we have been introduced to Bio Chip Technology. It is now possible to place a micro chip smaller than a grain of rice, under the skin. This chip, like the micro chip in the newest credit cards, can potentially store everything relating to the individual. It could be used to receive wages, to pay bills as a credit card, in fact it could be used to totally monitor and control the bearer. It could limit him from being able to carry on business and to prevent him from buying or selling.

That which Bible students were perplexed over for centuries concerning the mark of the beast, is now understood and ready to be put into operation. One of the big questions has been how could this ever be made operational on a world wide scale?

We have now learned that India is planning to give biometric Ids to its 1.16 billion people. When you consider that the mark of the beast will not be used until the mid tribulation point, it now seems possible to implement the mark of the beast on a world wide scale. This technology is being rapidly developed with breakthroughs coming at a steady pace. The following news item demonstrates this. “Researchers are developing silicon-and-silk implantable devices which sit under the skin like a tattoo. Already implanted into mice, these tattoos could carry LEDs, turning your skin into a screen.”

Wherever you look at end time prophecy, the pieces are falling into place. The time is at hand, we are even at the doors. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28                            

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The Miracle of Israel
Dec 1st, 2009
Art Sadlier
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Everything about Israel is miraculous, from her miraculous birth in the iron furnace of Egypt, to her present day restoration and preservation.

It would take far more space and time than we have here to record that story. We would catalogue but a few of the modern miracles surrounding Israel.

The war of 1948 was a scene reminiscent of the wars of the Old Testament. A handful of untrained, poorly equipped Jewish fighters withstood the might of five well equipped Arab armies. The war lasted six months; Israel trounced the Arabs and drove them out of Israel.

The six day war- For 19 years Russia rearmed the Arabs with the finest of military weapons. They planned a war to utterly destroy Israel; it would be 200 million Arabs against 2 million Jews. On May 3, 1967, the combined armies of Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Algeria, and Lebanon attacked 

The tiny little nation of Israel responded and within six days drove out their enemies and conquered the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the West Bank (Judea & Samaria) and East Jerusalem. God miraculously gave back to Israel the Land promised to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. It was an incredible, miraculous victory of Biblical proportions, a victory prophesied in Zechariah 12:6.

The Yom Kippur war- The Arabs rearmed again. October 16, 1973 was not only the Jewish Sabbath but it was also Yom Kippur, the most holy day in Israel. No Jew is supposed to eat, work, travel or listen to the radio or TV on that day. A large part of the Jewish army was on leave! On that day, without warning, the Arab armies launched their greatest assault on Israel. With 1000 planes, 4000 tanks and 800,000 men the Arabs caught Israel by surprise. They penetrated deep into Israel before Israel could mobilize, Israel should have been annihilated. Again Zechariah, 12:6 was fulfilled, within two weeks the bulk of the Arab armies were driven back and destroyed. Israel was poised to take Cairo and Damascus which they voluntarily declined to do.

Today 200 million Arabs are afraid to attack Israel. They fire rockets from the safety of their own territory and send their children to throw stones at the Israel army or blow themselves up to kill a few Jews.

The land of Israel has blossomed like a rose, God has miraculously prospered Israel. Today, Israel feeds much of the world with fruits and vegetable grown in the desert sands. The miracles have not ceased, in the last few years God has preserved Israel, as the whole world pressures Israel to give up much of the land God has promised to them. Israel’s weak unbelieving leaders have tried to negotiate a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, but God has prevented that from happening.

This year the US administration has totally turned against Israel, bringing tremendous pressure and threats against Israel to negotiate an agreement with the PA. The agreement in question would spell an end to the nation of Israel. God has intervened to prevent this from happening.

The miraculous thing is that even now, in spite of all of this pressure, Israel is actually moving into and consolidating its position in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and in East Jerusalem. There are now 250,000 Israeli’s living in the West Bank.

Recently the PA has threatened to unilaterally declare an independent state. Israel’s response is to state that in such case Israel would annex much of the West Bank. We have watched for the last sixty years as the God of Israel has placed Israel in her own land and is preserving her and expanding her position in spite of war, intifada and political pressure from the whole world, and weak leadership within.

 All of this is happening in spite of Israel`s unbelief and disobedience. God has performed miracle after miracle for Israel in our own day and continues to do so.

Why does God perform these miraculous things for Israel in spite of her unbelief and disobedience? Why has God chastened Israel and yet preserved her over the long centuries? Why has the Lord not cast Israel off? It is important to know the answer to these questions.

The answer is found in Ezekiel 36:22-23, “Therefore say unto the house of Israel, I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in your eyes.”

God is working in and through Israel to restore and bless her, not because Israel deserves it, but to glorify His own name. God has declared that He will bless and restore Israel and His word and His honour is at stake. He has also purposed to cause the heathen to know Him as well, through His dealings with Israel many of the heathen will be arrested and drawn to God. The heart of God seeks to bless and embrace the whole world.

Having stated how God is preserving Israel and preparing to bless her, we also know from scripture that there waits for Israel one final great chastening. It will follow Israel’s accepting Antichrist and agreeing with him to divide the land in order to gain peace. We read about the time of Jacob’s trouble, the last 3 ½ years of the tribulation period, we learn that two thirds of Israeli’s will die at that time. We also learn that God will preserve and save the one third who have believing hearts, Zechariah 13:8-9.

Every living Jew will be saved at that time, Paul said of that time, “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob,” Romans 11:26. See also, Ezekiel 36:24-28.

We are witnessing the fulfillment of another prophecy given to us nearly 3000 years ago. The prophecy that states the nations of the world would join together to destroy Israel. “For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones, for they have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:” Psalm 83:2-5

The very fact that the world is set to destroy Israel is a fulfillment of prophecy. Those that deny and defy God concerning Israel are proving His Word to be true.

Verse 12 of the same Psalm also gives us more of today’s headlines, “Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.” The whole Muslim world claims they will go to war if Israel tries to take back the Temple Mount, they claim it is theirs.       

That which is center stage today was clearly prophesied 3000 years ago. Fulfilled prophecy proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that God is the Sovereign Lord of the universe who knows the end from the beginning, and it proves that the Bible is the Word of God.

When we look at Israel we see the miraculous hand of God preserving her, determined to correct her and restore her to himself. The capstone of the Old Testament is found in Zechariah 13:9, “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”

Joel lets us look at the last chapter of this story as he gives a glimpse of Armageddon, “I also will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, And will plead (judge) with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:2. The stage is now being set for that awful time of judgment that will come upon the whole world.       

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World Government
Dec 1st, 2009
Art Sadlier
Uncategorized

The topic of world government has occupied much of our attention because it has become the passion of most of our world leaders, and because it is such a significant factor in end time prophecy.  I believe that preparations for it have been ongoing for at least fifty years now.

As early as 1942, globalist politician John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State in the Eisenhower administration) called for freedom to migrate anywhere in the world. As chairman of a national conference held by the liberal Federal Council of Churches (precursor to the World Council of Churches), he introduced these goals:

  •  a world government of delegated powers
  •  immediate limitations on national sovereignty
  •  international control of all armies and navies
  •  a universal system of money (Revelation 13:17)
  •  worldwide freedom of immigration
  •  even distribution of the world’s natural wealth

From that day to this present hour powerful men in high places have been at work to bring that vision about. The drive for world government has now reached a crescendo. Some of the initiatives for world government come from unusual places. The following news item spells out plainly a move to implement world government. "Coca-Cola is spearheading a coalition of more than 100 companies pushing a United Nations climate treaty to bind the U.S. to cap-and-trade emissions regulation, commit the world's wealthiest nations to a potential $10 trillion in foreign aid and, possibly, form a proposed international ‘super-grid’ for regulating and distributing electric power worldwide."

These proposals would require the implementation of a world government. This would involve the transfer of much of the wealth of America to the developing world. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for a "world tax".  A “world tax” would require world governance. She said, "Any tax imposed on financial transactions would have to take effect internationally. It would have to be an international rule, not just a U.S. rule".  Pelosi also said, at a news conference, "We couldn't do it alone; we'd have to do it as an international initiative".

The drive for world government is now coming at us from every possible angle.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 7-18 is a move to bring about world government. Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, asserts the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is to use concern over "global warming" as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.

Monckton went on to say, "I read that treaty and what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity". He has warned the proposal would cede U.S. sovereignty, mandate a massive wealth transfer from the US to pay reparations for "climate debt" to third world countries and create a "world government" to enforce the treaty’s provisions.

It now appears that President Obama, along with China, India and the EU, are supporting the treaty to be presented at Copenhagen. It seems that world-wide euphoria is growing, an excitement and anticipation that world governance will not only solve climate change problems but will solve all of the world's problems and bring about peace.

Monckton also said, "Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber-stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it," 

Time will tell if Monckton is right. The fact is, the whole world is climbing on the band wagon of one world government, and the only issue is the timing. The Stockholm Conference could bring it about much faster than we have anticipated.

The EU has now chosen a new Super President who will have wide-ranging powers. I believe this office will be the office from which Antichrist will arise. The new president is Herman Van 

Rompuy who will take office on January 1, 2010. This man has been chosen out of the small, insignificant country of Belgium. Daniel said of the Antichrist, "he shall come up, and become strong with a small people." Daniel 11:23.

Will this man be the Antichrist?  We do not know and it is pointless and unwise to speculate because those who are in Christ will not be here to find out.  Antichrist will not be revealed until after the rapture of the Church. His identity will be revealed when he signs the seven year peace treaty with Israel and the nations.  Listen to Van Rompuy speak, "2009 is the first year of global governance with establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis." He also said, "The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step toward global management of our planet."
Will Copenhagen produce a structure for world government or will it take another major world crisis?

"All we need is the right major crisis," said David Rockefeller -- one of the most powerful change agents behind the scenes, "and the nations will accept the New World Order." Former President George H. W. Bush echoed that assurance. "Out of these troubled times... a new world order can emerge”.

Will there be another major crisis to finally bring about world governance? Is the world facing a nuclear exchange; or a collapse of the world economy greater than the current one; or the collapse of the US dollar? Will the rapture create a major world crisis?

These are speculation beyond our scope.

Daniel and John tell us that the tribulation period will revolve around two kingdoms. The First will be the Revived Roman Empire which will last for 3 ½ years, Revelation 17:12.  The Second will be the World Wide Kingdom of Antichrist, which will be formed at the mid-tribulation point as the Revived Roman Empire gives way to it, Revelation 17:13.

The tiny little nation of Israel responded and within six days drove out their enemies and conquered the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the West Bank (Judea & Samaria) and East Jerusalem. God miraculously gave back to Israel the Land promised to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. It was an incredible, miraculous victory of Biblical proportions, a victory prophesied in Zechariah 12:6.

The Yom Kippur war- The Arabs rearmed again. October 16, 1973 was not only the Jewish Sabbath but it was also Yom Kippur, the most holy day in Israel. No Jew is supposed to eat, work, travel or listen to the radio or TV on that day. A large part of the Jewish army was on leave! On that day, without warning, the Arab armies launched their greatest assault on Israel. With 1000 planes, 4000 tanks and 800,000 men the Arabs caught Israel by surprise. They penetrated deep into Israel before Israel could mobilize, Israel should have been annihilated. Again Zechariah, 12:6 was fulfilled, within two weeks the bulk of the Arab armies were driven back and destroyed. Israel was poised to take Cairo and Damascus which they voluntarily declined to do.

Today 200 million Arabs are afraid to attack Israel. They fire rockets from the safety of their own territory and send their children to throw stones at the Israel army or blow themselves up to kill a few Jews.

Today we are seeing events which are moving us rapidly toward the forming of the infrastructure for these two Kingdoms. We are, at this very hour, hearing the drum roll of introduction for the coming Day of the Lord! The curtain is about to go up on the last act of the drama of man's day!

I cannot help but think of what Paul said as we face the present hour, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." 1 Thess. 5:4.  May I ask you, are you in darkness and unable to see what is happening in our world or are you in the light and recognize that the trumpet is soon to sound? What are you living for?  There is only one thing worth living for, "living to please Christ," so that we will not be ashamed before Him at His soon coming.

The most important question you face is the question of your soul’s condition.  Are you saved?  Are you "In Christ"?  Are you about to go into the Lord's presence or are you about to go into the awful tribulation period? 


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