Our Need of Faith

Jesus Himself said,  “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” It  seems that faith is going to be quite rare during the horrendous period of the Great Tribulation, the  years before Christ’s return.

Even today we are faced with serious challenges, and Bible students know of the growing dangers which lie ahead for the nations of ‘Jacob’,  the US and UK in particular.

The Corona virus has brought this home to many – hence the Google report of a huge increase in the number of searches about prayer, and yet, what we have seen so far is only  the “beginning of sorrows”, Matthew 24:8.

But, at the same time, very few, even of those called and chosen by God, really understand what God has prophesied, because they have been content to rely upon their church traditions, traditions which do not match God’s word, eg. Revelation 14.

Their faith is built on the sands of deception rather than the bedrock of God’s words, and so they are not even aware  of God’s instructions for us as the End-Time approaches. It is as though  they are blind to God’s plain commands, as their church leaders have been blinded by God because of their lack of diligence,  lack of looking directly to the Bible. Isaiah 56:10, ‘For the leaders of my people— the LORD’s watchmen, his shepherds— are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie around, sleeping and dreaming.’

God sees this lack of Faith amongst his people and so He blinds them to His words so that they are not guilty of disobedience to those End-Time Commands, but the result will still be what we read of in Revelation 7; those who experience the Great Tribulation! Revelation 7:14, ‘ I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’

It says ‘coming out of ‘ but some translations have it, “died in the Great Tribulation’ because the Greek word for ‘tribulation’ implies ‘no way of escape’. That is why we should take advantage of Mark 11:24.  ‘Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’ 

Ask God for His Faith, Faith to do His will, for when God sees that we will do as He commands, He will open our eyes to His words which deliver His End-Time Commands, so that His will will be carried out! However, sadly, scripture indicates most will leave it too late and will miss  the First Resurrection!

Undermining the Value of Life

Black lives matter, and so do yellow lives and white lives too, though I saw one poster suggesting the above, torn from the hands of one young man by an angry mob of ‘racist ‘ protesters. Therein lies  the problem with protests  like that. It has lost  its connection with that which provided  the West with its basic universal human rights, its marvellous freedoms and its obligations, which , at the moment we enjoy.

Instead, it has diverted from its just and positive origins to a negative  ideology which lifts one race above others, or natural sexual orientations, or gender, into political issues organised by those who “mistake the strength of their feelings for the strength of their argument”, as William Gladstone said, 200 years ago.

The result is that such protesters  take their angst out against long dead members of society, famous or infamous, by destroying their statues as though this will somehow re-write history, and right the wrongs of previous generations. We often see how easily these protesters are led into violence against police and property by anarchists and extremist idologues, to the extent that we have seen cities in the US set on fire.

The fact that the protesters will not accept is that  there never were any perfect people, any more than there are today, and we cannot judge our forebears by the standards of today,  which did not exist 100, 200, or thousands of years ago. They have to be viewed in the context of their time, and we must not be taken in by politicians who jump on the popularity bandwagon and give in to those who would remove all traces of our forebears’ mistakes from our streets, apologise for their mistakes in parliament,  or attempt to right their wrongs by elevating one race or group above the rest of us, which would be the exact opposite of democracy.

Such foolishness would leave us without the opportunity to acknowledge their errors and learn from them, as well as the achievements of great men such as Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake,  Horatio Nelson, or Sir Winston Churchill, none of whom were perfect. We would be the poorer and more ignorant for their absence.

Who amongst these protesters  can claim one fraction of the contribution  these men made to the freedoms and privileges they enjoy as members of Western Civilisation?    Not a one!

So we should recognise that what we in the West so enjoy , which makes our nations the envy of the world, are the freedoms, dignity and values placed upon human life here, not by accident , but by Genesis 1:26, ‘Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us…”‘ That statement gave equal value to all human life and is the origin of true human rights based upon the Laws our Creator provided, Laws which  are today under attack as never before, though they are all that stand between us and the total destruction of Western Christian civilisation.

Ironically, it will be through the undermining  of those laws by the political correctness  of the identity politics these protesters espouse, that will bring about the fall of the US, UK and its ex- colonies, and the decimation  of their people by those with a total disregard  for the Bible’s teaching of the value of each human life. Isaiah 6:11-13,  ‘And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed [ the godly remnant] will be the stump in the land.” NIV.

This awful news, clearly spelt out in prophecy, is given to us for just one purpose. To help bring as many of us as possible through the Tribulation ahead through our repentance, that we should turn from our sin, and begin to keep God’s Commandments.

Only then will we experience the peace,  prosperity and happiness in the Kingdom of God, in a world put to rights, under the rule and example of Jesus Christ.

Why US Troubles?

We have all seen the troubles in the US and the protests about black lives have echoed around the world, but what is the cause, and the solution?

One of the common placards seen, reads, “No justice, No peace, and that goes some way towards the answer, but then,  why no justice?

Well, there is no denying  that the US has a proportion of police that break the law, as we saw in the murder  of George Floyd, that completely undermines justice. All law authorities must be lawful themselves, but that also apples to the public – we must ALL keep the law – witness the looting, burning and violence.

Why is this?  Because there is no longer Right and Wrong –  It’s all become blurred and a matter of opinion and situation – if no-one is looking, and we feel we can get away with it, why not?

The real reason is because we have rejected God, and with no God  there are no Ten Commandments, no right and wrong. Once that is so, little children cannot be expected to learn right from wrong, and soon parents cannot discipline their offspring. Proverbs 19: 18 “Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.” NLT.  Laws are even made that make spanking  illegal. Children turn feral without firm  handling, and when they go to school, some may never have encountered any authority.

It only takes one or two such children in a class and the teacher struggles to control and educate, and I speak as an ex Head Teacher. Standards fall, and some rebellious children fail to read or write properly.  They are unable to find work, and drink, drugs  and crime are often the result. When they leave school they still have no respect for anyone, and when the police expect to administer the law, they hate its imposition, especially when the police have double standards themselves.  And so we see the predictable results on TV.

God is  allowing  us  to learn the hard way. It is called ‘tough  love’ and it seems to be the only way we learn these days! Indeed we are so slow to learn that the Bible prophesies  that it will bring the US down, closely followed by the UK, and then the world !

Earlier generations escaped this because thy still retained some respect for God , and His Laws. This generation alone is refusing to learn, and so will pay an awesome penalty, until Jesus Christ steps in to save humanity. Matthew 24:22 “In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.” NLT.  Then will a remnant learn the way to justice and peace, and the prosperity and happiness that comes with Law, under the government of Jesus Christ.

Save your Life!

Jesus Christ warned that before His return, His Church would become spiritually sleepy. Matthew 25:1-10. God is trying  to waken us up, because He does not want His people  to suffer the awful pain of the coming Tribulation, Matthew 24:21-22, ‘For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved [alive]. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.’ That 7 year Tribulation is now almost here, near enough that some of us will likely enter it.

It will come upon us because of our evil choices, our rejection of God’s laws. How many of us, for example,  can say we even try to keep the Ten Commandments? Very, very few, and  we even parade with pride , or enjoy the parade of  blatant perversions,  and accept as normal the killing of millions of our unborn.

So now God is making us aware  that He can deliver punishment, and we have been given just a  foretaste with the CORONA virus, but it hasn’t sunk in, because we have become so far from God. He may try again before the Tribulation, as what the Bible calls “the beginning of sorrows” , Matthew 24:8 , but God will also miraculously warn each one of us personally, of our need to repent, for His Kingdom is coming soon and a time of judgement during the Tribulation. That message will be delivered by an Angel, to the amazement of the world, Revelation 14: 6-7, ‘Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”‘

Don’t ever say you weren’t warned – you don’t need to risk your life by ignoring God’s warnings. Just turn from evil and begin to keep God’s Laws, for if you break them they will eventually break you. Keep them and you will receive peace, prosperity and joy.

Have you noticed that the two nations who have suffered most from Covid 19 deaths are Britain and the US, the two nations that have led the way in abortion , murder, pornography and perversion, but no-one puts 2 and 2 together, so see what God will add to them next, though the faithful within them will be protected and preserved.

So, God is pleading with you, change your ways to His, don’t place your life at risk!

Where are We Now?

There has only really been one subject in the news recently, but one horrific item broke through – the iniquitous attack on mothers, babies  and nurses in an  Afghanistan maternity ward by Isis, which should help us to recognise  the Satanic influence on their religion, for he hates ALL human life.

But atheistic communism is equally evil, with its lack of respect for human individuality, just ask the Uigurs in China’s ‘re-education camps’, or the people of Hong Kong!

We also see shocking reports of the murder of blacks in America (most are black on black), but we ignore the average  of a million or so  abortions there,  yearly since 1973 – that’s going on for 50 million killings that rarely gain a mention in our news.

And then we see the ‘world’ attempting  to migrate from their own nations  to N.W. Europe, America, Canada, Australia etc. where the  last vestiges  of God’s blessings still remain, and maybe we should recognise that keeping the 10 Commandments, which  once underlayed those nations’ prosperity, though now declining as they have been largely rejected,  are the only solution to this word’s seemingly insoluble problems.

Who is responsible then?   We are,  subtly inspired by Satan’s  evil broadcast. Deuteronomy 28:15, 20-21, “But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you….      “The LORD will send on you curses, confusion, and frustration in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken me. The LORD will make the pestilence stick to you until he has consumed you off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

But there is hope, and the whole world will soon miraculously hear of it, in just one day, as the very first sign of God’s solution, Revelation 14:6-7,  ‘Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and peopleHe said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

When it occurs, if not before, realise it means that it is time to repent and keep God’s Laws!

 

COVID 19′s Strange Behavior

I’m sure many of you saw TV news pictures of crowds in Asian countries re-acting to the threat of COVID 19 by fleeing en-masse to their home countries,  providing an ideal scenario for the virus to spread to their homelands. I was not alone in suggesting that this would result in huge death statistics, but it did not happen.

Instead, it has been in the US, Britain and Italy that we have seen the rapid spread of this plague, despite their best efforts, and Asia and the Third World has  (So far) been spared  the expected results.

That could change, but it is still remarkable that the US,  Britain and Italy  have been hit so much harder, while closely related nations to Britain,  Australia and New Zealand, have seen much lower death rates. Does the Bible provide a reason?

Long ago God chose one man to be the father of a nation which would be His example to the world. That man was Abraham, and the nation was Israel. Do not confuse Israel with the Jews, who are just one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

God fulfilled all the promises he made to Abraham and his descendants Israel, which split from the Jews. As promised, it became the single great nation and a company of nations, Genesis 35:10-11,  ‘And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.’

And Genesis 48:19-20, ‘But his father said, “Son, I know what I am doing. It’s true that Manasseh’s family will someday become a great nation. But Ephraim will be even greater than Manasseh, because his descendants will become many great nations.” CEV.

While God fulfilled His promises to Abraham, Israel failed  to provide the example God expected and required, and so He has gradually been taking away His blessings because of the evil choices and rejection of God’s Laws the US and UK have made. Only the company of nations (British Commonwealth) have not followed Britain so deeply down the path of homosexuality, abortion, drugs and violence.

Italy led the whole Protestant world into breaking God’s Commandment about the 7th day Sabbath.

Justice requires that further punishment can be expected with no repentance;  that COVID-19 is just the start, but the whole wold is also guilty, so the rest of the nations will not escape, though individually we can be protected, if we will personally repent.

COVID-19 Virus and You

The whole world is shaken by what none of us have seen before, a simple virus that is turning our lives upside down, and it seems as though, unless science can come up with the answer, almost all people will eventually fall victim, with the weak and the elderly at risk of their lives.

When something like this happens, our comfort zone disappears, perhaps along with our jobs, our regular supply of food, and our normal social contacts. We fall back on the support of our families, and the true values in life become clear.

Christians who are close to God’s word have long expected such plagues for they see prophecy fulfilled before their eyes on TV daily, and Matthew 24:7 has warned it would arrive, along with other scriptures.

In fact, it could be God’s way of showing us that something is wrong; that our assumption that we can decide what is right and what is wrong, is not correct. We need to recognise the Truth. Isaiah 24:5,  ‘The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.’   We have as good as poked God in the eye with our gay pride marches, adulteries, murders, abortions, lying, stealing, etc.  Our sins are blatant, and God has promised increasingly severe punishment. Isaiah 24:6, ‘Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.’

We must understand that this is only the start. A chance to put our lives right, so that, eventually, we may be one of those “few men left”.  Read Psalm 91 to find the Way through, but it is conditional. See verse 9, and may God help you to see the Truth.

We Let it Happen!

It seems I am not the only one recognising the big mistake made by the High Court (See last blog). Even the Chief Justice sided with the minority, who recognised that the decision  mutilates the Constitution into something  the drafters never intended, because it reinterprets  the Constitution to advance their ‘progressive’ (left leaning) politically correct aims.

The Chief Justice warned that these ‘Progressives ‘ were moving into the preserve of parliament, not the judiciary. Such was beyond the proper role of the High Court and ignores the separation of powers.

It also provides the Aboriginal Elders with extra powers, as they decide who is aboriginal, and thus can limit the reach of our migration laws, providing  a rival form of sovereignty. You can be sure their lawyers have already been told to find  ways of using this principle to exempt Aboriginals from other areas of the Constitution, to their advantage, making their push for an indigenous “voice” to parliament even more of a threat to equality and democracy in our land.

The main message though, is that the judges are there to apply the Constitution, not invent legal principles that accord with their politically correct views. These subversive progressive judges  should resign, or be impeached for changing the Constitution, and be replaced  with judges who understand they are there to respect  and apply what was originally written.

Sadly, our laws, stemming from British Common Law, which originated in Biblical Law, has been  continually perverted by  both judges and politicians, until Isaiah 5:20, 24-25 says,

“Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter…..because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the middle of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.”

This has not happened yet, but it will, if we continue to defy God’s Commandments!

Tragic High Court Mistake

In a three to four decision the High court of Australia held that Australian Aboriginal people cannot be deported for criminal conviction even if they have been born overseas.

This is a great mistake, led by the politically correct concept that “Aboriginal’ people , even those as white as can be, deserve to be treated differently from all other Australians because of historical injustice and persecution.

Aboriginal people are already compensated, in that they receive far more financial support than any other Australians, and have already been given almost a half of the land-mass as “land-rights”,  despite their claimed philosophy that their ancestors did not have a concept of land ownership, only responsibility to care for the land they passed through on their seasonal migrations.

That has not stopped them  from continuing to claim more and more of Australia, according to their tribal land maps, which cover the whole country and, for example their successful claim to the whole of the city of Perth in WA, which was paid out in millions of dollars!

This example is as ridiculous as their claim to need special extra influence on Parliament and the Constitution, as they, like the rest of us, are already represented in parliament by their MP’s, several of whom are Aboriginal, despite the fact that they make up less than 3% of the population.

It seems that they want far more than equal rights; they demand a privileged pre-eminence, despite their quite common lack of work, drunkenness, violence and child abuse, all of which they blame on anyone but themselves.

This is the behaviour we see in greedy, spoiled children, and our leaders are foolish enough to pander to their undeserved claims. Like the parents of such children, we will live to regret the foolishness of our politically correct mistakes.

How much of Australia should they  be given?  Only what they work for like the rest of us, along with the same privileges, work and responsibilities we all share. It is called democracy.

That is also how it will work in the coming Kingdom of God, as they learn to leave behind their pagan culture, which is responsible  for “60,000″  years of  lack of progress, as some have already done, and found great success in their contribution to society.

Isaiah 2:3, ‘and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.’

“Waken Up!”

“Waken up!”, cries the UN to the nations regarding the spreading Chinese virus, but only to the symptoms, not the cause. In fact the suspected cause was the human consumption  of wild animals such as bats and pangolins, a type of scaley lizard, which were never meant to be eaten.

China is an atheist communist country and has no knowledge of clean and unclean foods, as given in the Bible. Eat unclean foods and you get sick. Automatic. Not only that, but China uses human manure to fertilise its crops, which can contain disease causing pathogens that can be passed on in the food.

But that sonly one of the curses  coming upon us  because we have broken the laws contained in the Bible.  We do need to waken up. How many of the Ten Commandments YOU break? (Read Exodus 20: 1-17)

Watch the curses every day on the news; wars, famines, pestilences, murders and terrorism, religious persecution, and check them against the prophecies in Revelation 6: 1-9. Every time we break one of those laws there is an automatic penalty. It might not come straight away, but it comes, and so we see droughts, wildfires, climate warming, mental problems, AIDS, broken homes and lives, racial troubles, child abuse and rapes, and pollution of all kinds.

We reap what we sow and we have defiled our nations with our rebellion and blatant pride in perverse and evil practices which we call ‘love’. The result for Sodom was bad, but read Isaiah 24:5-6, and know it is coming :

‘The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.’