Time to Prepare

The whole world will soon receive the greatest shock imaginable, but you may be prepared. We have been warned about it in the Bible, but misunderstood the warning. Matthew 24:14, ‘And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come’.

We have believed that it is Christianity’s task to fulfil this particular preaching. It is not. Matthew 24 answers the question put to Christ by His disciples, verse 3, ‘As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

The end of this age will be introduced by that worldwide witness, and it is described in 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.”

It will be projected into the minds of every man and woman on the face of the earth by God’s angel, the same gospel that Jesus Christ brought, Mark 1:14-15, ‘Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

 

The message will be projected more graphically then any computer game, directly and pictorially into our minds, so that we see the arrival of Christ for his Bride ( Matthew 25:1-10), followed by the most horrifying scenes of the tribulation here on earth, which will leave few men left. Isaiah 24:5-6, ‘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. Will we act on the angel’s warning, repent, and worship our Creator?

Many ‘Christians’ will rejoice, but few will actually begin to keep the 10 Commandments, just as they do today. Thats why, when Christ does arrive for his Bride, it will be too late, Revelation 6:15-17, ‘Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”

Western ‘Progressive’ Thinking

The warped moral compass of Western ‘progressives’ is creating the most harmful and tragic beliefs, which are gradually turning good into evil, and evil into good!

We saw it in their warped comments after President  Trump’s action against Iran’s mullahs. We see it in our own government’s subsidising of Aboriginal “culture”, and it seems to be embedded in our media.

Only a generation ago it would have been shouted down on all sides , but today we are being gradually brainwashed into accepting its evil.

It does not take great intellect recognise that Iran is behind most of the troubles in the Middle East, financing and exporting terrorism around the world; and one would have to be blind to fail to see the huge banners displayed on TV, in Iran, praising death to the USA and Israel. Their evil government treats its citizens with contempt for human rights, and arrest can mean torture and death.

Sadly, these traits can be seen in many Islamic countries, and it is ironic that the one stable democratic and civilised nation  in the Middle East,’ Israel, is continually attacked by the same progressives.

Neither does it take a Phd in Sociology to see that our government’s pandering  to Aboriginal rights and ‘culture’ is doing more harm than good, and until we realise that, many indigenous Australians will continue to live in their dream-world, where they do not need to take full responsibility for their actions, for they are fed the delusion that they are just helpless victims of colonialism, by the apologist progressives.

If their culture is good, how come after “60,000 years” they were still naked stone age primitives at colonisation, whose traditional laws encouraged  the abuse and oppression of women, spearing and the nulla nulla as punishment for offending,  and tribal rights which encouraged the idle at the expense of the successful, which had prohibited any progress at all?

But still they are praised for the continuation of these damaging traits, thanks to the ‘progressives’.  Pressed by the progressives, our leaders have given over more than one third of Australia to the aboriginals already. Carry this to its logical conclusion, which looks likely, and the indigenous 3% will end up owning or being payed for 100% of Australia. How wonderful, more handouts,  more grog, more shouting, more violence to women, more child abuse and neglect.

The solution to these troubles, and all the others, which is coming, is the return of Christ, the removal of false gods like the Babylonian moon god, Allah, and the rainbow serpent,  and the replacement by the Ten Commandments, as well as 2 Thessalonians 3:10,  ‘For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’ 

 

Iran’s Struggle

Ever since the Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran has been in the grip of an evil spiritual force, building it into a threat to the world’s peace. Only recently have the people of Iran awakened to this evil and begun openly protesting about the consequences, brought upon them by their deluded religious leaders, in the form of unemployment, hatred, fear, and crippling sanctions, but it seems most of the West is still in a dangerously naive denialism about Iran’s evil export of Islamic terrorism.

Europe is asleep. The UN is blind as usual, washing their hands over Iran’s  gross violation of human rights, its sponsoring of terrorism through its proxies, the death of hundreds of innocents abroad, and its brutal suppression of any dissent at home through torture and murder.

When President Trump acted to remove the chief military instrument of the Ayatollahs’ war against the West, the mass- murderer Qassim Soleimani, the usual left wing apologists in the West began jumping up and down shouting “unlawful killing, violation of human rights” which they had completely failed to denounce about Iran’s evil actions around the world.

It seems our right not to be killed  at the whim of Iran’s Ayatollahs matters much less in the eyes of these traitorous apologists than the right of the Islamic Jihadis to murder hundreds of their own, as well as many inocents in the West.

Prophecy reveals that Iran’s people will be unable  to stop their evil clerics leading the word into war, and their total defeat at the hands of  a European Dictator the Bible calls the “Beast”,  soon to arise. He , in turn, will fall before an invincible Leader, at a battle called Armageddon.

Daniel 11:40, 45,  ‘And at the time the end the King of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.

He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain.Yet he will come to his end, and no-one will help him.’

 

Where has Wisdom Gone?

It’s almost enough to make you cry. Where has  the wisdom in government gone, in education  and in the media? Instead, we have ‘progressive’, ‘woke’ polices  in government, delusion in the schools and universities, and a constant diatribe of ‘man made’ climate change, identity politics, gender theory and eco-politics propounded by cloistered, left wing academics and even credulous  children, in the media!

Sadly, it seems that its only going to get worse, as the government continues to pour money into institutions like the ABC and the left leaning universities which are apparently  dedicated to undermining the traditional  foundation of Western Christian civilisation that has made Australia so attractive to the rest of the world. Truth, common sense and wisdom, which built this great nation,  are slipping away.

Endless talk fests staffed by ‘progressive’ elites who continually push identity politics only create division in our society and inspire gullible individuals  to feel like victims who deserve special privileges which the rest of us don’t get.

So our nation becomes more and more fragmented, illustrated by  the tragedy of the aboriginals claiming a separate indigenous voice to Parliament because of their ancestral origin. Of course they would also need their special privileges, and even more of ‘their’ land ( heading towards ALL of Australia when you look at their maps) including control of its resources. Don’t try travelling through without their permission!

Can we not stop this madness? IF we really are all Australians, our goal should be to make everyone equal in opportunity in every way, not encourage any identity group to become more than equal!

‘And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”   Job 28:28.  No wonder then, that wisdom is slipping away!

Choose Life

Yes, as I wrote about in my last blog, God hates our evil practices, and it must seem like a poke in the eye when the gay brigade parade their sin, for He made us all in His image, with an awesome future for those who are obedient to His Laws.

But they are only the most visible  of sinners, and we have to realise that violation of His Laws exact an automatic penalty, whenever we sin.

The fact is that God loves us so much that He hopes that we will turn from our sins so that we can be forgiven, and God acts with ‘tough love’, teaching that even little children need to be taught that disobedience is damaging. Proverbs 13:24, ‘Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.’ NIV.

God has said that if we do not repent of our evil, great punishment lies ahead for our nation, until we do repent, for he looks on our nations as His children. Ezekiel 20:43, And there [in slavery] you shall remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves, and you shall loathe yourselves for all the evils that you have committed.’  

Even now, before then, He is beginning to deal with us  according to our sins, Ezekiel  20:47, ‘Say to the southern forest: ‘Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to set fire to you, and it will consume all your trees, both green and dry. The blazing flame will not be quenched, and every face from south to north will be scorched by it.’ NIV.  The Bible tells us, time after time, that God controls the climate  and changes it at His will.

Jeremiah 21:14, “I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.’”   You know what our sins are. They are too many to list here, but all we can do is start with ourselves. Make that change, and you will begin to enjoy God’s blessings, and God’s protection in the dangers ahead.

Homophobia

 

The word ‘homophobia’ is used by the LBGTQIXYZ group to claim that anyone  who does not agree with their beliefs is hateful, and if they dare to criticise their sexuality, that must be hate speech.
This is a blatant twisting of the truth. Unlike the rainbow brigade, real Christians do love ALL people, but they recognise that some sexual practices break God’s Laws. Adultery, bestiality, incest, like homosexuality, are condemned by God as evil. If Christians dare to mention these Biblical truths, the rainbow brigade shouts “hate speech”, “backward bigots”, but it is not them that Christians hate, it is their  anti-Biblical, unnatural practices.
It is not for Christians to condemn people, but they have every right  to hate practices which God defines as evil, and the fact is that adulterers, animal ‘lovers’ and those committing incest do not thrust their perversity in our faces with pride, as do the rainbow brigade, so they actually bring  the Biblical response  upon themselves.
Does God hate evil practices?
Psalm 5:5, ‘The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;’  NIV.        Revelation 2:6, Jesus Christ said,  “But you have this in your favour: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” NIV.

Israel was Right!

Israel Folau has been widely castigated for speaking out again by those who say that he has a perverted view of the God of love, but those who are actually familiar with the Bible as the basis of their true Christianity, know that the violation  of God’s Commandments always exacts a penalty.

Politically correct “Christianity” may not know this, but then, it unknowingly worships the “god of this world”,   2 Corinthians 4:4,   ‘In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.’

Our nation is simply paying that penalty for our rejection of His Laws, ‘For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments’,  1 John 5:3.

The Bible is full of verses which tell of God’s total control of our climate and weather. Amos 4:7-8, “I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither. So two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD. ‘

Those verses include God’s use of fire, Jeremiah 21:14, “I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.’”  NIV.

We have all seen the perverse choices made by society, blatantly displayed in the ‘Gay Pride’ parades, the immorality of priests and clergy, violence and murder on our streets and in our homes, endless abortions, adultery and drug use. With such evil in our land there is a  tragic price to pay, and the ‘acts of God’ designed to bring us to repentance can afflict any one of us, for not one of us is without sin.

Already, some are saying that reminding people of God’s words should not be allowed, as they can hurt, but they are there for a reason, as we have seen, and if we just remove the warning, we will hurt even more!  Ezekiel 20:45-48,   ‘And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, “Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South; and say to the forest of the South, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burnt thereby. And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.”  ERV.

Justified Suspicion or xenophobia?

One of the first priorities of any government  is to protect the sovereignty and freedom of its people, and here in Australia a discussion is emerging regarding the actions of that burgeoning power to our North, China.

Should we keep quiet as China obviously expects us to, to protect our trade relations  with our largest customer,  as some of our politicians have suggested, or should we speak out about China’s unacceptable and lawless  behaviour, and risk its anger and loss of its custom?

For some time we had hopes, even expectations, that its acceptance of capitalism would be accompanied by growing freedoms and democracy, for it seemed the two went together, but it has not turned out so.

As that rising Aussie MP and likely future PM Andrew Hastie has concluded, and expressed in a recent speech, their President for life, Xi Jinping,  is interested only in total idealogical control. Not communism, but the ideology of power – how to use technology to obtain omniscient control over billions of  people, and it does not stop at China’s borders, but travels with ‘belt and road’, debt encouragement in the Pacific, Chinese students sent to study and migrate to Australia, tourists, and above all Chinese money.

In making a decision on how to respond to China’s actions, we should consider Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew 7:16, ‘You will know them by their fruits.’ Let us look at China’s recent activity:

Transportation and ‘re-education’ of a million Uighars, reminding us of China’s invasion and treatment of Tibet.                                                                 Persecution of Chinese Christians .                                                                            Arrest of Australian citizens in China.                                                                            Muzzling of free speech.                                                                                                   Interfering in our universities with “Confucius Institutes”.                         Cyber attacks on Australian Targets.                                                                              Regularly stealing intellectual property.                                                                         Illegally attempting to gain control of the South China Sea by building artificial islands in the territory of other smaller nations.

These are not the actions of a peace loving, law abiding, trust -worthy  power, and add up to an ominous  expansionist threat under preparation. In the Book of Revelation, Chapter 9:16 and 16:12, we are told of  End-Time armies from the East which attack the West. “And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.”  Would Australia escape such aggression?

They are wiped out at Armageddon by Jesus Christ, the only One with limitless power, and the only One that could protect Australia, but we as a nation have rejected our God.

A Tribute to Lynne

One year ago tomorrow my dear wife of 53 years passed away with a brain tumour. This website would not be what it is without her contribution in many ways. She was the love of my life.

Lynne was born at the end of the 2nd world war to a couple in Liverpool. The marriage did not last long and Lynne’s mother returned to her parents in Burnley, so she was reared largely by her grand parents, as her mother chose to work and let her mother, Lynne’s grandmother, stay at home. Lynne’s grandad was a tackler in the cotton mill, right across the road from his house in Burnley.

Being a bright child, Lynne’s grandparents were keen to see her progress, enrolling her for ballet lessons and then when that failed after another student pirouetted into her, so that she ended up with a cut forehead, piano lessons. She was sent to the local Baptist church where she learned a lot about the Bible, and won various prizes with her Bible knowledge. After passing the 11 plus exam, which all children took in those days, she was sent to the local girls high school, the equivalent of the boys grammar school.

Her closest friend at school was Gerald’s cousin Judith, who eventually took her along to the Methodist youth club of Gerald’s family’s church. She was 14 when they met there and within a year or two they were close friends, getting engaged at 19 while Lynne was at teacher training college in Bingley, just over the border in Yorkshire.

Gerald was at Art College in Burnley then, but had cleaned offices to save up for a Lambretta scooter, and soon they were getting together every weekend, especially after Gerald was at Leeds University to gain his post graduate teaching qualification.

That scooter took Lynne to see her first thatched cottages in Devon, and eventually even to Paris where Gerald worked one summer painting.

Both of them finished their teaching courses together; Lynne gaining a teaching post near Hipperholme Grammar school near Halifax, where Gerald had found work. They graduated from the scooter to an old mini van then and the scooter was retired. Their first home was a cottage on a farm near Haworth in Yorkshire very near to “Wuthering Heights”, the farm on the moors, of Emily Bronte fame. The moors became the location of their many walks.

It was in that cottage that they heard something on the radio that brought them to begin reading the Bible, and within a couple of years they were baptised and members of the Church of God, which is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Marcus was born in 1972 and Guy followed three years later, just after their arrival in Australia.

Both ended up teaching in NSW, though Lynne only started teaching after raising the boys on their hobby farm for several years. After 13 years though, they returned to the UK for family reasons, and both ended up teaching again, this time Lynne becoming a travelling Gypsy teacher until the government funds were withdrawn and Lynne was offered early retirement aged 50! Meanwhile Gerald had become an unpaid ordained minister – looking after a group which he founded, called the Northwest Church Of God, in Britain.

The early retirement with pension access suited Lynne very well as they had just bought an old farmhouse with some fields and barns, in Wales, from where Gerald commuted to his school near Manchester.

Always Lynne helped Gerald with his ministry, and the church website, one of the very first church websites, typing out very many of Gerald’s hand written articles, which still appear on the Ozwitness website, today.

Eventually the boys were old enough to go their own way and zoom – it was off to Australia once more for them! As soon as they were married and began to have children , Lynne said it was high time to return to Australia too, and so Lynne truly became the patriarch of the family’s emigration to this great land, which she has thoroughly enjoyed exploring, from the red centre through to its to it’s circumference, until finally settling in Dunsborough, in which they had enjoyed many happy holidays.

Few people could have had a happier varied life and achieve the wonderful peace that Lynne has displayed with her beautiful smile even until almost the very end of her life. We thank God for that and today celebrate Lynne’s life and future in the Kingdom of God, for Lynne had found in the Bible a clear explanation of a glorious future for all mankind who have ever lived.

Thank you Lynne for all those wonderful years.

Progressives Got it Wrong

The following is a quote from todays “AUSTRALIAN” newspaper,  by Labour frontbencher Clare O’Neil:   “When… Labour people of a lifetime tell us they feel they are not allowed to question new social standards that seem to be reset every other week, I think we need to listen,”  she will say, according to a draft copy of the speech.

“There is a culture developing in the progressive movement where membership is granted with a box of ideas.  And if you don’t accept one of the ideas in the box, you do not merely have a different opinion,  you are obviously wrong, probably stupid and possibly subhuman.

” Not everyone with a concern about the immigration rate is a bigot. Not everyone  with a hesitation about is sexist. Not every social change is inarguably a good one.

“If Australians feel they can’t question assumptions and positions in conversation with us, they will find someone else to talk to about it.”

Clare describes herself as a ‘progressive’, that she believes in an ever changing society. The trouble is that rejecting laws that some believe to be eternal will result in an automatic conflict, in addition to the shifting sands of political correctness.

Political correctness is now found in many nations, though it started in Germany the 1930′s.   (See our article “Satan’s Political Correctness”)

What its adherents don’t realise is that following its ever more perverse guidelines comes with automatic penalties which have blighted societies around the world, and some of us recognise their source.

The time will come when mankind learns the hard way that there is a God who will not tolerate perversity, and the sad result will be the destruction of almost all human life because we have been duped by the “god of this world”, 2 Corinthians 1:21.  “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” NLT.

But there is one last chance for humanity. God will make one last miraculous effort to reach every man and woman in every nation, worldwide, with the way to peace, prosperity, and happiness. The whole world will be shocked, and the media will go bananas! Read about it in the next blog.