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Tony Blair
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
Art Sadlier
Categories: Printed Newsletter

George Bush and the EU leaders are pushing a plan to make Tony Blair the mid-east peace envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU. He would be responsible to ready the Palestinian economy and government structure in preparation for a Palestinian state.

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France is promoting Tony Blair as the first permanent President of the EU.

Mr. Blair met with the Pope on June 23 amid persistent rumors that he is in the process of becoming a Roman Catholic. He is certainly an interesting man!

The Noose Continues to Tighten Around Israel's Neck
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
Art Sadlier
Categories: Printed Newsletter

In lightening like fashion, Hamas has overrun Gaza, and set up an Islamic state. Gaza is now really a puppet state of Iran who financed the whole operation. Iran intends to use Gaza to accomplish their oft stated goal, the destruction of Israel.

In Lebanon, Syria is preparing Hezbollah to take over Lebanon in the same way and for the same purpose.

Now Hezbollah from the north and Hamas from the south are firing missiles into Israel.

Even more alarming is the way Syria is openly preparing her powerful war machine to attack Israel. A Syrian MP, Muhammed Habash stated on Al Jazzera TV that Syria is actively preparing for war with Israel. He said war is expected to breakout this summer.

If an all out attack should occur, don’t rule out the possibility that Israel will use nuclear weapons against Syria and against Iran’s nuclear facilities. That would change the whole mid-east equation and would be grounds for the great coming false peace treaty of Antichrist. The situation is real; my interpretation of what might happen is speculation.

In the past year there has been a major shift in alliances. We see Turkey moving away from EU membership and entering into an alliance with Russia, Iran and Syria. More recently we see Sudan and Libya entering into this alliance. That is the exact alliance found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This alliance will, early in the tribulation period, seek to destroy Israel. That is the stated goal of the alliance we now see forming.

In the background, China is quickly and quietly becoming a Super-power, both militarily and economically, being readied to play her part in the battle of Armageddon.

Yet, the most worrisome situation of the last few days is America’s declaration that she will be an enemy of the bad Palestinians (Hamas) and a friend of the good Palestinians (Fatah). President Bush has declared again, his determination to reward the Palestinians (Fatah) with an independent state in the West Bank, which is Israel’s land, promised to them by God forever. America is rushing toward the judgment of God!

Christian get ready! Don’t be ashamed before the Lord when the trumpet sounds. 1 John 2:28 “And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”

Get your eyes off the things of this world and get them focused on the Lord.

Ominous Signs
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
Art Sadlier
Categories: Printed Newsletter

I have worked hard at appearing not to be a radical or an extremist. I do this knowing that to appear as such would result in the loss of a hearing from many people. This task grows harder and harder as the days go by, as unprecedented, momentous events are happening almost daily!

I want to deal with a scenario which is developing beyond the attention of most people. Several years ago the phrase, “North American Security Zone” was introduced. The phrase is fraught with suggestion of North American union.

For some time now, the US dollar has been in jeopardy. The US must borrow one billion dollars every day to pay the interest on the national debt. That money comes from countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, India and others. The fact is that the US dollar has no backing behind it of any kind. The only thing that sustains it is the confidence nations place in it. If that confidence were lost, the US dollar and the US economy would collapse. We know that countries like Iran and Venezuela and possibly others are working and scheming to bring down the US dollar.

It is perhaps not without significance that the term “Amero dollar” has popped up repeatedly. The suggestion is that Canada, the US and Mexico adopt a new common currency.

On September 30, 2007 a powerful think tank consisting of Senator Sam Nunn, Kissinger, Brezinski, Armitage, Cohen, Brown and other powerful, influential men will present to Ottawa, Washington D.C. and Mexico City a final report on the integration of Canada, the United States and Mexico into one political, economic and security block. That’s North American union.

Remember the words of David Rockefeller, “we are on the verge of a global transformation, all we need is the right major crisis.”

Last may President Bush signed a directive granting extraordinary powers to the office of the President in the event of a declaration of national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight.

It is possible that a crisis could come or be provoked, which would cause people to allow what, at this moment, they would not tolerate, a North American union.

This could be a pattern which would, on the basis of great crisis bring about World Government.

President Bush recently signed an agreement creating a “permanent body” which commits the US to “deeper transatlantic economic integration”. This was done without ratification by the Senate or passage by Congressional law.

There seems almost no resistance to these monumental encroaching changes in our society. It seems to be the spirit of the age that neither politicians on the right nor politicians on the left will be in opposition.

It also seems that if the right crisis arose, that almost overnight a World Government could become a reality. We can only speculate what might cause such a crisis. Could it be the economic collapse, now looming on the horizon for the US dollar and perhaps for the world? This could be manipulated by the right people, those desiring world government. Could it be a devastating nuclear terrorist attack, a nuclear exchange by several nations? Could it be an oil crisis provoked by war in the mid-east which could bring nations and economics to their knees? Could it be the rapture of the church perhaps accompanied by natural disaster?

Perhaps a combination of all of these events would provide a stage for Antichrist to appear out of the EU to lead the world into a false peace and a temporary reconciliation.

What seems almost certain is that the church is about to go home. Are you ready?

For some time now the drive has been on to gather great crowds into the church. The problem is not with the great crowds, but rather with who these people are, why they are in the church and what is being done with them. If their ears are being tickled with a neutral message in a contemporary worldly environment, and they are being entertained to hold them and bring them back, then a crowd is not good!

If our ministry is to fill the church with tares we are doing the devil’s work, not God’s.

Jesus said, “the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil;” Clearly, to bring the tares in among the wheat is to do the devil’s work. The unregenerate do not belong in the fellowship of the saints; it is believers who need to be added to the fellowship of the church. (See Acts 5: 13, 14). They said don’t go near that church crowd if you sin, you’ll die the way Annanias and Sapphira did.

The plea is echoed again and again, we must update the church from the 19th century and from the 20th century to the 21st century. It sounds good at first, but let’s be honest, what they are saying is that the church must conform to the world and its lifestyle and methods. We must fill the church with people by breaking down the difference between the church and the world. If we make the church like the world in its music, its electronic devices, its décor, its dress and its cultural styles, then great crowds will come.

In “The Purpose Driven Church”, a gospel of easy-believism is proclaimed and professions are made, and tares are confirmed as members of the church. (See Matt 7: 21-23).

Easy-believism says, “believe, believe, just believe in Jesus”. Just believing has never saved anyone and never will. James says in chapter 2 verse 19 “… the devils also believe and tremble,” but of course they are not saved.

It seems that the end result of the Purpose Driven Church is to fill the church with tares, we repeat; this is the work of the devil.

When the Purpose Driven Pastor implies that he is right because his church is full and professions of faith are being made and that you must be wrong because you only have and handful: Be discerning.

To bring the unregenerate into the fellowship of the saints is to bring leaven into the church. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened,” Matt. 13:33. The Pastor, who brings tares into the worship and fellowship of the church, will also bring leaven into the church, and it will destroy the whole church.

To the faithful Pastors who have not fallen in love with the ways of the world, and who are being true to the Biblical pattern for the church, remember the words of Jesus. “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.”

I would remind you of what Jesus also said about you and your small churches, “fear not little flock, for it is your Fathers good pleasure to give unto you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.

I started this article with the words “the problem is not with great crowds”, if you are a Pastor of a large church, and you and the church are being faithful to God’s Word, we rejoice with you and praise the Lord for what He is doing in your midst.

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Let that cry,"Behold, the bridegroom cometh," be continually sounding in your ears, and begin now to live as though you were assured that this night you were to go forth to meet Him.     George Whitfield 

Judgment and Restoration Pronounced
Jul 1st, 2007
Exploring Revelation
Art Sadlier
Categories: Commentary;Warning;Book Study

Since his fall after creation, Satan has been the usurper on the throne of this world. Jesus called him the prince of this world. Paul called him the god of this world. By God's permissive will, Satan has struggled to wrest permanent control of this world from the hands of God. As we come to the book of Revelation this struggle comes to a climax and in verse seven we see the forecast triumph of Christ as He comes to crush Satan. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

"Behold He cometh with clouds", this is the moment of final triumph as Christ returns to judge the world. "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory"
(Mathew 25:31-32).  Christ's second coming will be in two stages.

THE SECOND STAGE of His coming brings judgment, and following that, righteousness is restored to the earth, and His glorious rule over this world begins.

THE FIRST STAGE of Christ's Coming involves the rapture of the church. The word rapture is not found in the Bible, but the word is used to convey a truth that is found in scripture. The idea of being "caught up" or snatched away. "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up---" (1 Thess. 4:17).

The first stage of Christ's coming precedes the tribulation period, it is viewed in Revelation 4:1 The Church Age is presented in Revelation, chapters 2 & 3. John begins in Revelation 4:1, "After this," After what? After the church age is completed. Notice the rest of 4:1, it is a perfect description of the rapture with John participating in it. "....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."

REMEMBER the book of Revelation, with the exception of chapter one, is a prophecy of future events. "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand" (Revelation 1:3).

REMEMBER also, that John actually saw (viewed) these events, which were yet future in John's day. "Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw" (Revelation 1:2). God put John in a divine time machine and allowed him to view the whole tribulation period and things that followed it.

SO UNDERSTAND, that in Rev.4:1, John views the yet-to-come rapture and sees himself actually participating in it, as he actually will in a yet future day.

UNDERSTAND FURTHER, after Rev.4:1, the church is not seen on earth again until it is seen coming out of heaven with Christ at the end of the tribulation period in Revelation 19:11-14.

Compare, "Behold He cometh with clouds," Rev.1:7 with Dan.7:13, "Behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of Heaven". Compare also with Matthew 24:30, "coming in the clouds of Heaven." We see the church leaving for heaven in the clouds of heaven and returning later to earth in the clouds of heaven. Between Revelation 4:1 and Revelation 19:11, the tribulation period takes place on earth,and the church is not present. This is clear evidence of the pretribulation rapture of the church.

In Revelation 3:10, we have the promise that the church will not go through the tribulation period. "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." 

The reason the church will not go through the tribulation period has nothing to do with what we might want or desire. It has solely to do with the plan and purpose of God.

Remember Revelation 1:7 is speaking solely of the second stage of the second coming, "His glorious appearing," and not the rapture.

John continues in vs.7, "and every eye shall see Him," the whole world will be aware of His Coming - what an awesome moment it will be!

Then John says, "they also which pierced Him." Israel's eyes will finally be opened. "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 is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" (Romans11:25). Israel will recognize at last, that Christ is their Messiah after all. Then, they will cry out in sorrow of heart, the Christ we crucified, the one we have rejected, He is our Messiah after all.

See that grief prophesied in Zechariah 12:10-14, "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart."

This is one of the great purposes of the tribulation period, to bring Israel through the fires of affliction and judgment, to bring them to the point of recognition and repentance. "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 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." (Zechariah13:8,9).

John continues in verse 7, "and all the kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him." At that time a rebellious world will finally be brought face to face with their judge, Christ, whom they have rejected. The wailing, will be from anguish of the judgment that they know is about to fall. "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (Mt.25:31-33). And verse 41, " Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." 

John closes the verse with "even so, Amen." It is not that John is rejoicing in the fact that the world will be judged when Christ comes, he is just saying that such judgment is well deserved and Christ will be vindicted and glorified.

One moment after the rapture, there will not be a single believer on the earth. I remind you also that at the end of the seven years of tribulation, there will not be an unbeliever alive on the earth (Mat.25:41). There will be, however, a great multitude of believers to go into the millennial kingdom, saved during the tribulation period and surviiving it. Another multitude will be saved during the tribulation, they will be martyred. They will be raised from the dead and rule and reign with Christ in the millennial age.

We may appear at times, to the world to be on the losing side, but we have read the last chapter of the book and we know the final outcome! Herein lies the patience of the saints.

Is the Global Economy Facing Crisis?
Jul 1st, 2007
In The News
World Economic Forum � June 24, 2007
Categories: Printed Newsletter

The international community faces a real risk of ‘economic chaos’ arising from major imbalances in the global financial system, the World Economic Forum on East Asia was told Sunday.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Second Minister for Finance, warned the financial contagion will hit when it is least expected and bring about a ‘vicious’ aftermath.

Gaza Christians Warned to Submit to Islam
Jul 1st, 2007
In The News

Categories: Printed Newsletter

Gaza based Muslim groups affiliated with Hamas possibly Al Qaeda have warned local Christians that Hamas’ military conquest of the volatile coastal strip means they must now fully submit to Islamic ritual law.

“Missionary activity” will no longer be tolerated, and those suspected of trying to convert local Muslims to Christianity will be “harshly punished,” said Abu Saqer. Additionally, the consumption of alcohol is now prohibited in Gaza, and all women must fully cover themselves in public.

In order to ensure compliance with these regulations, Abu Saqer announced the formation of a new “military wing” that will keep a close eye on the subjects of “Hamastan”.

Free to be a Servant
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
A. W. Tozer
Categories: Printed Newsletter

“Understanding what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:17

Every man in a free society must decide whether he will exploit his liberty, or curtail it for moral and intelligent ends. He may take upon him the responsibility of business and a family, or he may shun all obligations and end on Skid Row. The tramp is freer than president or king, but his freedom is his undoing. While he lives he remains socially sterile and when he dies he leaves nothing to make the world glad he lived.

The Christian cannot escape the peril of too much liberty. He is indeed free, but his very freedom may prove a source of real temptation to him. He is free from the chains of sin, free from the moral consequences of evil acts now forgiven, free from the curse of the law and the displeasure of God.

The ideal Christian is one who knows he is free to do as he will – and wills to be a servant. This is the path Christ took: blessed is the man who follows Him.

Death
Jul 1st, 2007
Weekly Bible Study
By Hugh Davidson
Categories: Commentary;Topical Study

I saw some interesting headstone inscriptions. The first one was from a place called Tombstone Arizona. It says, “Here lies Lester Moore; four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more.” And then one from Lincoln, Maine that says, “Sacred to the memory of Jared Bates who died August the 6th 1800. His widow aged 24, lives at 7 Elm Street, has every qualification for a good wife and yearns to be comforted.” And from a place called Skaneateles, N.Y. “Underneath this pile of stones lies all that’s left of Sally Jones. Her name was Briggs, it was not Jones, but Jones was used to rhyme with stones.” And then finally here’s one from Springdale, Ohio. And it says, “Here lies Jane Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, marble cutter. This monument was erected by her husband as a tribute to her memory and a specimen of his work. Monuments of the same style 350 dollars.” And when I read that, I thought, now here’s a guy who is really committed to his work.

The fear of death is a universal phenomenon because no matter where you go in the world, you’ll always find people who are afraid of dying simply because death is the greatest mystery in life. And since death is considered to be the biggest "unknown" of all, many people, find the very thought of death terrifying. The problem all of us face is that none of us know how long we’ll live and how or when we’ll actually die and we wonder, what will it feel like? What will be waiting for us as we reach the other side? I like how Woody Allen put it when he said, “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

Natives in South America place arrows around the sick person to ward off the “Grim Reaper” and we might think that’s weird but when one of our loved ones die we dress them up and then display them in a way that gives the impression they’re asleep. And I’m sure some of those natives would think we’re just as weird as we think they are. But, it just goes to show that everyone does what they have to do to handle that which is just too hard to face.

In the Bible Jesus encounters the various aspects of life that you and I deal with everyday. He experienced the joy of attending a wedding as well as meeting the needs of a variety of people who crossed His path. There were the physical needs of those who were healed and then there were places where He simply fed those who were hungry. There were the spiritual needs of demon possession and then there were the needs of those who were in the bondage to Satan’s lies when he told them that life was hopeless and that no one could do anything to help. And then we see where Jesus also met those who were sorrowing over the loss of a loved one in John eleven.

And here they were all attending the funeral of Lazarus who had been a friend of Jesus and we see there were plenty of people there. It makes me think that their world was a lot like ours in the sense that we often only see one another at weddings and funerals.

We also see here, the emotional shock that comes to Lazarus’ family. Lazarus had been sick for a while but everyone thought he’d get better and even though we know everyone will die some time, we grow accustomed to having each other around and then the shock really hits us when we finally lose someone. And then there are arrangements to be made and friends to be called and we gather to comfort one another.

And in the midst of this very sad and somber affair we see Jesus arriving and the scripture says He was greeted by the sister’s Martha and Mary before He even reached the house. And if you’re familiar with the New Testament you’ll know that Jesus had often been a guest in their home and when they sent Him messages telling Him that their brother was sick they didn’t even have to mention Lazarus’ name but all they said was, “he whom thou lovest is sick.”

These two sisters were as different as night and day and I’m sure there were as many similarities as there were differences between them. Martha was the practical type. She was always busy doing something and always objective about everything. Mary, on the other hand was always sitting at Jesus feet. She was often worshipping Him and one time we even see her anointing His feet with very expensive oil.

And yet, both of them had the same reaction to Jesus because both of them loved their brother so much that they both said the same thing. They said, “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” And what they were saying was, Jesus you raised the dead, healed lepers and opened the eyes of the blind, You could have done something but You didn’t. Why not? Or as we say, if there really is a God of love then why does He let things happen that hurt so much?

These are serious questions. And like the sisters of Lazarus many of us can ask the same things. If God is all wise, then why does He allow people to get sick and die? If God is all powerful then why doesn’t He do something to stop all the suffering? If God is everywhere then where is He when I need Him?

Why does God allow sickness? The Bible teaches us that God has given man a free will and with his free will he can chose to serve God and enjoy His blessings or he can go his own way and suffer the consequences. And as we all know man has chosen to live his life apart from God. The Bible describes us by saying, “There is none righteous, no not one, there is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” So, according to the word of God sickness came into the world because of sin.

Why doesn’t God do something to stop all the suffering? The Bible says that God has done something. It says, “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.” So, sickness and death are only symptoms of a deeper problem. And that problem is the separation between God and man which was caused by sin.

And so, we might wonder, if God is really everywhere then where is He when I need Him? I mean, why doesn’t God just show up and assure us that everything is alright and that everything is going to work out in the end. And the answer to that is the most difficult to accept of the three. You see, we are told we are to walk by faith and not by sight. I’m sure we’ve all heard of doubting Thomas who said he wouldn’t believe unless he saw the print of the nails in Jesus hands and the hole in His side. Jesus showed him but then gently rebuked him by saying, “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” So, where is God when you need Him? He’s as close as the mention of His name. And so we might wonder, has Jesus who wept at a friend’s funeral left us to weep alone? And the answer is no.

Dallas Theological Seminary
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
Terry James
Categories: Printed Newsletter

Dallas Theological Seminary is probably the most shocking example of how the enemy is invading our Bible-teaching institutions. Not too long ago, DTS was the Mecca of education concerning end-time prophecy. I don’t know how long the process took, but one day it was revealed that the faculty of DTS no longer believed that prophecy was being fulfilled today. The school has become overrun by progressive dispensationalism, a doctrine that says there will be no future kingdom on earth, and it considers modern Israel to be the work of man and not of God. It also has no need for a pre-trib rapture. Recently, there was a big controversy at DTS when it was revealed that a professor at DTS no longer believed the Bible was divinely inspired.

I don’t mean to just single out DTS. This same type of nonsense has infected Moody Bible Institute, Talbot Seminary, Biola College, Dallas Baptist University and a number of other Bible Colleges.

Confusion In Europe
Jul 1st, 2007
Main Stories
Art Sadlier
Categories: Printed Newsletter

In Daniel chapter seven, Daniel had a vision of four wild beasts; each of these beasts represented a world empire which was yet future in Daniel’s day, with the exception of Babylon which had just come to power.

These four world empires represented, gentile dominion during the “times of the gentiles”, a time period in which Israel is set aside as a power in the world. These four empires were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.

In Daniel 7:7 we read the prophecy of the then coming Roman Empire. The verse describes what the Roman Empire would be like, the prophecy was amazingly accurate, as a study of history will confirm.

The very last phrase of the verse goes beyond the original Roman Empire and tells about another empire which would arise out of Rome. We read, “and it had 10 horns,” out of the territory, and out of the peoples, of the old Roman Empire another empire would arise, a revival of the old Roman Empire.

Today the EU has stated emphatically that, “We are the revived Roman Empire.” Bible prophecy has much to say about this final empire of the present age. Let us look at a few of these prophecies.

1. Its Makeup

“It had 10 horns,” Dan. 7:7. “A beast rises up of the sea … having 10 horns.” Rev. 13:1. “And the 10 horns which thou sawest are 10 kings,” Rev. 17:12. The revived Roman Empire will consist of 10 rulers, 10 nations or regions. Antichrist will arise and share power with the 10 kings for 3 ½ years. “… but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Rev. 17:12. That represents the first 3 ½ years of the tribulation period.

2. Its Inception

This final empire will not begin until two simultaneous events take place, the rise of the 10 kings and the rise of Antichrist, who will seize power over 3 kings. What we see in the EU today is not the revived Roman Empire, but the infrastructure or preparation for it. Notice, we do not see the 10 kings or nations or regions today and will not until the tribulation period begins.

3. Its Duration

“but receive power one hour with the beast,” Rev. 17:12. One hour is a very short duration for a kingdom to exist! Both Daniel and John indicate that this time will be 3 ½ years. Then at the mid-tribulation point, the revived Roman Empire will give way to the world-wide kingdom of Antichrist. “These have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” Rev. 17:13.

4. Its Sudden Appearance

The 10 kings do not appear on the scene until the moment of the inception of the kingdom. “ten kings, who have received no power as yet, but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Rev. 17:12. Neither the 10 kings nor the 10 nations will be identified until the time of the inception of the kingdom.

5. Its Problem

As the 10 horns (or ten toes of Daniel 2) begin to surface, as the infrastructure begins to fall in place, a grievous problem surfaces. Dan. 2:40 tells that the Roman Empire will be as iron, strong and cohesive but when it comes to the revived Roman Empire, that cohesion and strength of unity will be lost. Dan. 2:31 tells us it will be like iron mixed with clay (pottery) it will not be cohesive. There will be no unity, no strength of purpose and action. (See Dan. 2: 42, 43)

Today it is amazing how that prophecy is being fulfilled in the EU. The EU has been consistently plagued with disunity at every turn. They are stalemated almost at every turn. In Europe it is a constant point of humour.

They have totally lacked strong leadership and singleness of purpose. They have been crying out for strong leadership for over fifty years now.

That leadership will not be forthcoming until Antichrist appears upon the scene and forcibly takes charge (Dan. 7:24).

Before that happens, the Trumpet will Sound and we will go home!

Christian Persecution
Jul 1st, 2007
In The News
London - WorldNetDaily.com
Categories: Printed Newsletter

A report by Britain’s intelligence service MI6 reveals for the first time an estimated 200 million Christians in 60 countries are now facing persecution orchestrated, in part, by al-Qaeda.

The report is based on details from MI6 agents stationed in these countries. North Korea is identified as the world’s worst repressor of Christians. More than 50,000 Christians are incarcerated in work camps because they refuse to submit to the extreme views rigorously enforced by the country’s dictator, Kim Jong-il.

An estimated 40,000 Christians are imprisoned in China for their beliefs. The MI6 analysis calculates there are some 70 million “active Christians” in the People’s Republic, all living in a climate of fear because of their beliefs.


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