A few days ago, the DVD I ordered from Prophecy News Watch, titled  “The Coming Convergence” arrived in the mail.    I have watched it a couple of times, as it is a timely reminder of the days we are living in.   2 Tim 3:1  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:   I think the Manchester terrorist attack was a timely reminder of just how perilous the times are right now.

The film is 100 minutes of recent Scientific Archaeological findings, lined up alongside Biblical passages of scripture, and ancient Bible Prophecies.   These are then put together, and explained in detail by leading Bible Prophecy Scholars of today.      The film reveals that what is happening today, is exactly what was foretold centuries and millennia ago, but people do not want to believe the Bible, even when they can see what it teaches is happening before their eyes.

I believe, as do these students of Bible prophecy, that we are on the cusp, of the Lord’s return, no matter which interpretation of eschatology you may hold to.    The signs that Jesus gave to His disciples when asked in Matt 24 about the signs of His return, have all been fulfilled, and we need to note carefully what Jesus said  in Matt 24:33  “In the same way, when you see ALL THESE THINGS, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door.”    The Bible scholars go through the teachings of this passage of Jesus’ prophecy of the sign of His return, to show that “all these things” are present in our world today.

I have another six copies of this DVD on the way, but don’t expect to see them until between 4 – 7th June.    If you live in or near Perth in Western Australia,  and you would like to borrow one please e-mail me at   cullen252@bigpond.com   and I shall try to accommodate you as soon as possible.

If you would like your own copy to share with your family and friends, or at your church, it can be ordered from the following site.   www.prophecynewswatch.com    This film needs to be seen by all who are not walking close to the Lord at this time, and all family and friends who are still unbelievers.

I remember Dr J R Church from Prophecy in the News some years ago, saying that he felt that Pentecost could also be a possible time for the Rapture, as it was still spring time in Israel, and with all the feasts from Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, etc. being a very busy time in their calendar, very few people got married, so later there was a boom in marriage celebrations around Shavuot (Pentecost).

Pentecost is looked on as being the birthday of the Church, so why not celebrate the birthday by a surprise visit to get your Bride to be?    I don’t know!   Nobody knows.   Certainly the feast of Shavuot which falls this year on Wednesday May 31st cannot be discounted yet, neither can the Feast of Trumpets.

SO  –  Where to from here?

Prov 27:1  Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.   Nobody can guarantee they will be alive tomorrow, unexpected accidents happen every day, fit healthy people die of heart attacks every day, innocent people get murdered every day.     Don’t put your faith in tomorrow, it may not come for you, get prepared now.

The main thing for me is  Matt 24:42  “Watch therefore, for you do not know in what hour your Lord is coming.”   When we compare this with  2 Pet 3:8  “Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.”     So if 1000 years is like a day and a day is like 1000 years, then an hour could be like a week or a month or a year and vice versa.

Mark 13:37  “And what I say to you, I say to everyone: stay alert!”     Today more than any other time in history, we need to watch, and be ready for whenever the Lord returns, and for however it may be.    Do not be like the world,  unbelieving, uncaring, unprepared, and unaware of what is happening all around them every day.

Life is all about relationships, from the moment you are born, you begin to form a relationship with your parents, and your siblings.   A bit later you develop relationships with your class mates and your teachers.    Further down the track you develop relationships with your work mates and your boss.    From there it is likely you will develop a relationship with a close friend who may become your husband / wife in the days ahead.

For many people these relationships are developed and continue for many years, becoming closer and deeper as time goes on.     For people who are not prepared to put in the time, expense or effort required to develop and / or continue the relationship, that relationship dies.

Jesus does not want to marry a bride who does not have a loving relationship with Him, one who never bothers to talk to Him, one who never bothers to read His word, to learn about what He is like, someone who is not prepared to take the time, put in the effort, or spend the money required to build and develop and deepen that love relationship.

Sadly, there are too many so called Christians who fall into this category; they have no real relationship with Him, and certainly they are not looking forward to meeting Him and being with Him forever.        Would you choose a bride / bridegroom who was like this?      

Salvation is not received just by believing in  God.    Listen to what James tells us about this in  James 2:19  “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!”   James 2:20  “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”       The very first commandment says,  Mark 12:30  “And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”       That will lead to a good loving relationship,  which will bring forth good works.

Watch therefore, do not look for a specific day, or a set date, or a certain “Feast”, but look for your Saviour’s return.     Wait for your redemption, watch eagerly for your bridegroom to come for you, whenever that may be.   We may not know the day nor the hour, but in 1 Thess 5:4  Paul tell us that True Christians are not in the dark that this Day should overtake us as a thief.

God bless

Lex Cullen





Mat 24:33  So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors!      NOTE – ALL these things is the key.

For hundreds of years people have waited and watched for the rapture, believing that it could be at any time,  but they forgot that ALL these things had to happen before Jesus calls us to be with Himself.

Mat 24:3  Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

Let us examine Jesus answer to this end of the age question.

Mat 24:4&5  And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.   For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.    This has been fulfilled many times over.
Mat 24:6  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.    This has been fulfilled many times over.      See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.    This speaks of  WORLD WARS.      This has been fulfilled twice over.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.     This is being fulfilled every day in every country of the world today. 
Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.       This has been fulfilled many times over.
Mat 24:11  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.     This is also being fulfilled every day in many  parts of the world today. 
Mat 24:12  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. This has happened over the past 50 years and continues happening today.
Mat 24:13  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.     Coming soon.
Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations,  This has been fulfilled already.  And then the end will come.    Jesus will come in the Rapture for His Saints.   He is at the door.

The next passage from verses 15-28 take us through the Great Tribulation.     Coming soon.

Verses 29-31 talk of Jesus second coming to the earth to rule with His Saints.

So we can see from the above, that the only thing that has not yet been fulfilled from Jesus discourse with His disciples, –  up until the time of the Great Tribulation,  is verse 13, he who endures until the end (of the age), shall be saved, (that is, the age of grace,) when the Rapture takes place, and all True Christians will be saved from the wrath to come.    1 Thess 1:10 says – to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

But when combined with so many of the Old Testament’s  last days / end times prophecies also happening at this very time, then it is time to  wake up, stand up and look up, for your redemption is at hand.

Let’s look at some Prophecies about the END TIMES / THE LAST DAYS.

Israel must be back in their own Land  –  Fulfilled in 1948

The Jews must be back in control of ALL of Jerusalem.  –  Fulfilled in 1967

An Increase in Travel and Knowledge –      Fulfilled from 1945 on

Israel Surrounded by Enemies on all sides  – Fulfilled from 1945 on

Israel’s Exceedingly Great Army  – Fulfilled from approx 1963/4

Rise of the Gog of Magog Alliance  –  Fulfilled in January 2015

The Rise of Global Government  Ready to take over at any time

The Rise of the One World Church  —  Fulfilled in 2016

The Signs of One World Church Leader “The Pope’s declarations to other Religions  “All religions lead to God ”     Fulfilled in 2016

The Gospel Preached Throughout the World  – as far as we know, no tribes remain unreached by the Gospel today. Fulfilled in 2016

Denial of the Signs by the world.      Fulfilled for the past 30 years or more

Jewish and Moslem Religious leaders declare “2016/2017 to be the most likely year for Israel,s Messiah’s and the Islamic Mahdi’s Return”.    Fulfilled in 2016.   This has also just recently been agreed to by many Christian Bible Prophecy Scholars.

Isa 17:1  The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. v:2  The cities of Aroer (Now called Daraa in Southern Syria) are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.  –  Currently In Progress.

TRUMPS PLEDGE to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and declare Jerusalem to be the Capital of Israel drew threats of all out war from most of the Islamic nations.    Does this mean WAR is on the Horizon???     Very possible.

Numeric signs.   Hos 6:2  After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. 2Pet 3:8 & Psa 90:4 indicate that One day is as 1000 years and 1000 is as a day in God’s sight.  From the year 2000 we moved into the third day.

Lev 25:8-10 Describes main part of the Law regarding  The Year of Jubilee.

Concerning Jubilee years, The Balfour Declaration in 1917 was regarded as a Year of Jubilee, when Britain, under the mandate given to Britain to oversee Palestine, declared part of Palestine would be returned to Israel again.    This was impossible for almost 2000 years.

50 years later 1967 was also a Year of Jubilee, as it was in this year God oversaw the return of Judea and Samaria and the area known as The West Bank of the city of Jerusalem, situated on the West Bank of the Jordan River was given back by God to Israel as He had promised.

50 years later 2017 Is the current Year of Jubilee.   Could 2017 be Year of The Rapture?   As everything else has lined up according to the scriptures, and as the ancient prophecies are being fulfilled so rapidly today, it seems highly possible, even highly probable that 2017 will be Year of The Rapture.

The next Year of Jubilee Will be in 2067 another 50 years away.   It seems to me, that seeing Jesus said He would fulfill ALL the LAW, and seeing that He has already fulfilled the first four feasts of the Law, on the very day prescribed by God, and in the very manner prescribed by God,  it is a foregone conclusion that He will fulfill all the rest of the Law also on the very day and manner prescribed in the Law by God.

The next feast is  The Feast of Trumpets  – Rosh Hashana, also known as “The feast of “no man knows the day nor the hour” as the sliver of the new moon had to be sighted before the feast could be declared.  Bad weather or fires producing lots of smoke could delay the day of the feast being commenced.    Rosh Hashana literally meaning “Head of the Year” because Rosh Hashana marks the point in time when they begin the new calendar year or – New Years Day.  

Other names for Rosh Hashana are -:
Yom Harat Olam means “The Birthday of the World.”
Yom Hazikaron means “The Day of Remembering.”
Yom Hadin means “The Day of Judgment.”
Yom Teruah means “The Day of Sounding (the Shofar).” This is the actual name that the holiday is called in the Torah.

Ha Kiddushin The blowing of trumpets is also linked by many to Messiah’s Wedding.       Read Joel 2:15  Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly;  Joel 2:16  Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.

Other Pointers.

In Israel this is the year 5777.   In the Bible the number 5 represents God’s Grace, and the number 7 represents perfection.      777 equals absolute perfection.    Could it be that this is the year God’s grace will be perfected in His Church, and His Church shall be raptured, bringing an end to the age of grace?    I believe all the signs are telling us exactly that, and we need to be ready.    The Israeli year 5777 ends somewhere between the 20 th and the 23 rd of September.      

Israel became a nation in MAY 14 1948   In  Mat 24:32  “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.    Mat 24:33  So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors! Mat 24:34  Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.    The fig tree often represents Israel in Scripture.

Israel became a nation in MAY 14 1948 – This generation shall not pass away.   Add 70 years – (Lifespan of a generation) = MAY 14 2018   There are varying theories on this, but this is most commonly accepted, and if this theory is correct, it means that the Lord’s return will be before May 2018.

However, as I have said so often before, I reiterate now, we should be ready every moment of every day.   Nobody know when they may have an accident and be killed, no one knows, even strong young men and women have fatal heart attacks, it can happen in the blink of an eye to any person, therefore we need to be ready all the time.

An interesting phenomenon has been discovered by a Christian Astronomer, using the NASA planetarium website.   This phenomenon will not happen again for another 7000 years, and this year it seems to tie in with Revelation Chapter 12 verses 1-6.

This is clearly an end time prophecy and sign, as Jesus was not caught up immediately after He was born and Israel has not yet fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.  That all happens AFTER the Rapture.

The Woman is clearly Israel as described in Genesis 37:9 Then Joseph dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” etc.

How does that fit then with the Church being the child raptured up to Heaven immediately after being born?     Rom 11:16  For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.  Rom 11:17  And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, Rom 11:18  do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

The Bible says the Church is the body of Christ, is Israel  about to give birth to the body of Christ?    1Cor 12:27  Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

Clearly Gentile Christians are grafted into Israel and have Abraham as our father in the faith.  This is supported by what Jesus taught when he told the Pharisees in John 8:39  They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.   John 8:44  You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do………..  The Church is a Jewish institution, and we Gentiles have been adopted by God into His chosen people and we Gentiles are now Jews by adoption.

That little blurb is to explain better how the You Tube Video below does fit the scriptures.      See it at -:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNRy0KIWJE0           This is the short version of the video on  Rev 12 1-6     9 minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91F_EseiPkU      This is the long version, much better explained if you have the time.  45 minutes long.

Also could I suggest you put the following site into your bookmarks.  It is one of the best end time prophecy sites on the web.     http://www.prophecynewswatch.com     It does have a bit of advertising, but you don’t have to buy or even read their advertising materials, you can just read what is happening in the world today, and how it relates to scripture.   Really good site to check out every few days.

But I reiterate again, we should be ready every moment of every day.    Nobody knows when the Rapture will happen, there are some who believe Jesus will come at Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, and that maybe the Feast of Trumpets is when Jesus returns to set National Israel free from their bondage.   That theory could also be correct, who knows?  not me!   JUST BE READY ALL THE TIME.

God bless

Lex Cullen

Comments or questions welcome.


I have put a few of the latest world headlines together for you to browse at your leisure.       The following articles point us to the fact that the Rapture hour is very close.

“Everyone in Italy and the rest of Europe will “soon be Muslim” because of the country’s “stupidity”, a prominent Italian archbishop has said.   Read URL below for full transcript:-

Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim Because of Our Stupidity

For many years the evolutionists and atheists attacked both  God and His Word the Bible.    But then, after the Christian Presidency of Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989, the New World Order,  or if you prefer, the One World Government, the Global Elites,  or whatever label you wish to use, began to turn up the heat on the Christians, imperceptibly increasing the heat on the “True Christians”  without the nominal Christians realising what was happening.

From 1989 under George H W Bush, and followed in 1993 by Bill Clinton, and in 2001 by  George W Bush, the “True Christians” themselves began to come under fire from government agencies, the IRS, the Government run Scientific communities, Gov’t Schools and Colleges, and particularly, the worst offenders of all at that stage, university lecturers and teachers.

From 2009 under Barack Obama, the attack on “True Christians”, and on the Christian businesses, churches, schools, home schools, Pastors and other church staff, and indeed any person prepared to stand against this satanic move against God, His Word and His Chosen People the “True Christians”, began to escalate much faster.

2013-2017 saw the Democrat Administration of President Obama’s policies literally declare open warfare against God, The Bible, “True Christians”, and most Christian principles, values, and teachings.   That which God said was good, they taught their children was evil, everything God said was evil, they taught their children was good, and the nominal church agreed; they accepted homosexuality as a normal expression of love, and in doing so, they said the Bible, God’s word is wrong.   See Galatians 5:19-21

With same sex marriage, once again the nominal church of the end times, went along with the world and the satanic teachings of the last days.   See the Laodicean Church of the end times as described in Revelation 3:14-22.

We may think that with a new Administration in power, things will change for Christians, but will they?    I do not see anywhere in scripture that the world is going to be getting better in the last days. Rather I see the opposite, regardless of who is in power.

Do not put your trust in man, but put your trust in the Lord.      I believe that the world has passed the tipping point; end time prophecies are in full swing today, as we can see in the world news every day.

I  wrote a couple of weeks ago in my article “Days of Deception” how Dr Ben Carson, and other perceptive people, stated that President Obama had no intention of leaving office peacefully, and if possible not leaving office at all.    Read my last article  “Days of Deception”   The Democratic Party ran on the slogan “They (The Republican Party) can take the low road, but we will take the high road, if they lose they can challenge the results of the election, if we lose we will accept the results.       

Democrats plan civil riots, disobedience and fights to shut down Washington City on Innauguation Day .   Read how the Democrats take the high road below.

Bikers For Trump vs. Anarchists – Stage Is Set For Confrontation At Inauguration     

Greenwald: “Unelected, Very Powerful Faction” Of Intelligence Officials In “Open Warfare” With Trump.     (Greenwald is not a Trump supporter.)
FOX News: Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept says opponents have used the media in “open warfare” against the President-elect, and the CIA wanted Hillary Clinton to win the presidency. Greenwald said people are afraid to call them out because they will be called “unpatriotic.”      Listen to the Video of his news item.

Greenwald: “Unelected, Very Powerful Faction” Of Intelligence Officials In “Open Warfare” With Trump         Posted By Ian Schwartz
On January 12, 2017

My comment – I have seen for myself on TV that the CIA definitely backed the Democrats to win by spreading fake news about Trump, and they are now in revolt, I agree with Greenwald, they probably do want a civil war, they are certainly acting as if they do.   They still have over 24 hours left at the time of writing this to bring it on before Obama hands over to Trump, after that it will be too late.

I read some years ago that John Brennan the CEO of CIA spent some time as ambassador of USA to Saudi Arabia, during this time it is alleged he converted to Islam.   He has never denied these rumours to my knowledge.   We know also that Obama appointed numerous Moslems to his Administration, and many P. A. supporters also.

Warning To the “Tares”  the false or fake Christians, as seen in the parable in Matt 13:24-30

Warning to backsliders and those who are not watching for the Lord’s return, as seen in and  Mat 25:1-13 in the Parable of the Foolish Virgins

Warning to all End Times Nominal Christians,  as seen in Revelation 3:14-22.

After the Church is taken in the rapture, it is going to be very very difficult to escape the clutches of the Antichrist and his evil regime.   Read the following URL and you will understand why.


Better to get yourself right with God now, don’t wait until it is too late, and don’t play around with God, you cannot fool God, He knows even your thoughts and intentions, and time is very very short.

God Bless

Lex Cullen





20 years ago, Pastor John Hagee wrote a book titled “Days of Deception”.  I was amazed at the amount of deception that was going on 20 years ago in the world in general, but in the USA in particular.    Pastor Hagee speaks of the coming New World Order, (or One World Government) which was a pet saying and ambition of President Bill Clinton, and then of President George W Bush.   The Obama administration  have radically sped up the process, and we have seen way more laws, rules and regulations affecting the church and Christians detrimentally, introduced under the Obama administration than under any previous President.

President Obama told the people of the US during his run for President, that he was against “Gay Marriage”, that he was a “Christian”, and that he wanted to be inclusive and rule for every American citizen, not just for Democrats.      The deception of these statements has been clearly seen in his actions, in the laws he has passed, and in the persecution he has heaped up against Christians, increasing it greatly from previous presidents before him.      As the Bible says, “By their fruit (i.e. by their actions) you will know them.

Obama by his own admission was raised a Moslem, and it is said that his Pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright admitted that he just wanted Obama to feel comfortable in his church,  so he did not push Christianity on Obama:   He also admitted that as far as he knows, Obama never made a commitment to Jesus Christ.

http://www.truthandaction.org/ben-carson-repeatedly-warns-obama-may-use-martial-law-to-postpone-election/     In one of the most ominous observations ever by a presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson has indicated that he believes there may not actually be an election held in 2016 at all.    He suggests that President Barack Obama may conjure up multiple reasons why it is not “prudent” to hand over the reins of government to someone besides himself in a time of crisis. And there are a number of troubling indications that Carson may be right. Obama has shown himself to be a believer in not letting a good crisis go to waste, even one that is self created.

Well the election was held, and the Democrats did lose, however, as Dr Carson says Barack Obama could still conjure up multiple reasons why it is not “prudent” to hand over the reins of government, simply by creating a manufactured situation which would necessitate his administration remaining in office for a further term.

This would be similar to the case of President Franklin D Roosevelt  in 1939/40 when the US was in a state of turmoil, with World War II raging and the world still suffering from the depression years, so he won the 1939/40 election for his third term because of that situation.    Not that President Franklin D Roosevelt manufactured the situation of course, but the outcome would be the same.

Interestingly, at the same time Chuck Norris made almost exactly the same prediction, stating that Obama was stirring up hate between the Democrats and the Republicans around the US, and that one day he would set them against each other in order to create civil war, in order to be able to stay in power.

An Israeli journalist living in the United States wrote recently on the Breaking Israel News site, that the hatred in the USA at present is palpable, and that anything could happen at any time.

Read also :-   Pew: Obama’s true legacy is divided nation, bad race relations     Pew Research made the following observations after their research into the subject.      “Barack Obama leaves the presidency with the nation more divided than at any time in decades, race relations at a new low and a surge in atheism”.

The news on SBS and ABC here in Australia, also confirms the bitterness and hatred in many parts of America between the races and also between the Political parties.

The New World Order has been the ambition of most US Presidents from early in the history of the USA, but it may surprise you to know that it has been going now for 2000 years or more.    2000 years ago Satan offered Jesus dominion over a NEW WORLD ORDER when he tempted Jesus in Mat 4:8 where we read ” the devil took Him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.   v:9  “I will give it all to You,” he said, “if You will kneel down and worship me.””

A New World Order (also called a One World Government) is Satan’s counterfeit of God’s plan for mankind to live in harmony, unity and peace, through the exercise of God’s love in our lives.    As you would expect of any of Satan’s counterfeits, God’s love is replaced with satanic hate, peace is replaced with war, harmony is replaced with distrust and conflict.

So, How will the One World Government of Satan work?   Simple, it will work exactly as the Bible describes it in Revelation Chapter 13.

Fact – much of it is already in place in UN Laws and bylaws to which the whole world has already signed up.

FIRST PHASE.    Abolish cash and introduce a One World Currency.    One currency for the whole world, but of course this currency will not be real, as it will only be digital like “Bitcoin” however, it will work for those who are prepared to accept the digital mark, or chip somewhere in their hand or in their forehead.

This has to happen soon as all countries in the world have so much government debt, and so much private debt, that it could not be paid for in a hundred years, and it has been growing rapidly every year now for over 30 years, and is unlikely to slow down.

It would take the USA 20 years of printing $1000-00 banknotes day and night, to print enough money just to pay what is currently owed just by the USA, and of course in 20 years that figure would have doubled again, and so it goes on.

If the Lord does not come for His church very soon, I believe we shall witness the greatest collapse of the stock market and the financial system in the USA that has ever been seen, and seeing as how most countries in the world hold millions or in some cases, billions of US dollars worth of bonds in reserve, because of the fact that it is still the world’s trading currency, most, if not all of the countries in the world will be dragged down by the loss of US bonds value, and they will also go bankrupt.

Enter the Antichrist with the solution.  This is how Rev Chapter 13 will be fulfilled, and I believe it is coming very soon.    Currently many countries can see the writing on the wall, and are selling off US Bonds as fast as they can, and the US is running out of cash to keep buying them back.

If you want to read a fairly long, but very interesting and very informative article about this, I have located a report by one of the many economists prepared to tell the truth about what is actually happening in the USA, and in the world in general, and it all lines up with the book of Revelation, even if the author may not know it.  

I have read a number of reports by people who predicted most of the worst economy crashes and other important events that have happened, and this one is as clearly explained as any of them.   You can read it at -:       https://www.caseyresearch.com/cm/project-fedcoin    It is self explanatory.

I quote from one paragraph in the report, when asked what would replace cash?    Mr Casey replies “It’s going to be something that you’re going to have on your smart phone, or let’s take this to the next level, as outrageous and scary as it may sound, maybe it’s just gonna be a chip that you put in your hand where your bank account, your medical records, all these things, be very saleable.”    (My interpretation is that having all this vital information stored on a chip in your hand where you can’t lose it, would sell well to the public. )   People can lose their smart phones, but they can’t lose their hand, was his comment.

This report is worth while reading and is very revealing about what is coming soon, and, it’s free.   As Mr Casey admits, it is not guaranteed, but it is extremely likely.

Now I realise Mr Casey is speaking about the USA specifically, but as the whole world knows, if the USA sneezes, the whole world catches a cold, and as I have said already, the whole world is so far in debt already, that when th US goes down, it will bring down the rest of the world with it.   Nor is this accidental, the One World Elitists have been planning this for nearly a hundred years, in fact if you look at the US Dollar bill you will find the words  NOVUS  ORDO  SECLORUM which is Latin for (New Order of the Ages) or  New World Order and it refers to the emergence of a totalitarian world government.   How long has the USA had one dollar bills?    $1 bills were introduced into US currency well over a hundred years ago.   So as we can see, the NWO was around before the one dollar bill was over 100 years ago.


Set up a One World Religion to which every person must adhere and follow.      This phase has also been put in motion by many religions of the world under the leadership of Pope Francis, and I have already spoken of this.    Basically it agrees that all gods and idols and other forms of religion are equal, and all roads lead to God and to heaven no matter which path you follow.   Therefore there is no need for hatred and fighting, we can all worship this “Unified “God” Entity” and live in peace and harmony.   Even atheists are catered for according to Pope Francis, and as long as they do good works in their life, that will be enough to get them into heaven. ????????

But what about the Radicals and the Fundamentalists which are found in every religion on earth?     Simple, the NWO will go to war with those countries, churches, or individuals who refuse to bow to their One World Religion.   For those whom they cannot catch or find, those who manage to escape their net of evil, they make it almost impossible for them to buy or sell anything, they will make it impossible for them to survive, by confiscating their churches, homes, vehicles, bank accounts, bibles, and all their possessions.

The OWG will force their One World Religion upon every person on earth, on the pretense that it will eradicate all the religious wars, the terrorism, the fundamentalism etc. etc. which is present in every religion.    In reality of course, it is designed to enslave every person in the OWG system, as is so clearly illustrated and explained in both Mr. Casey’s report, and in the Bible.

Mr. Casey explains that it will be a simple matter for the authorities to put a ban on your chip which would bar you from purchasing designated items, as an example, if you are considered overweight, they could bar you from buying sugar, etc. etc. etc.   there will be no such thing as privacy, “Big Brother” will know everything you do, everywhere you go, every thing you buy or sell, and almost everything you say.

How soon could this happen?  Mr. Casey believes it will begin to happen within months, the crash could possibly even be within weeks.    Obviously the implanting of the chips or whatever technology they use will take some time to implement on a world wide scale, but I believe that it will probably begin in rich Western nations first.

I believe it will begin almost immediately after the Rapture of the Church.     The excuse they will offer will be that the chip will provide the authorities with proof that you are not an “Alien” from outer space, or a terrorist or a criminal, or a dissenter against the One World System.

I mentioned in my last article and gave URLs showing that governments around the world are already getting rid of cash.

Finally, In late December the US President ordered his UN Ambassador to abstain from a vote censoring Israel over the building of homes in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, stating that these areas are “Occupied Land” and Israel CANNOT build on this land.    This was regarded as a stab in the back by Obama against Israel and Netanyahu.  Obama went against his own country, and over the head of the US Congress to do this.

In a couple of days time, 70 nations are meeting in France to discuss dividing Israel to God’s enemies, thus fulfilling Joel 3:2.    John Kerry, US Secretary of State is representing the US, and having failed because of his anti Israel bias, even refusing to acknowledge that the “Wailing Wall” belongs to Israel, he will undoubtedly try to push this through.

If they can get consensus on this resolution in time, it will go to the UN for a final vote, and if it does, I believe Obama will either back the resolution, or at least abstain again, and let it pass.  This could be his parting gift to Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and it could well be one of the very last things he does as President of the USA.

If this resolution goes through, it shows us we are in the end of the end times, not at the beginning of the end times, so we may not be here very much longer, therefore, keep looking up, and Pray for President Elect Donald Trump as the Bible commands.   He may not be perfect, he may not be nice, he may not be a gentleman, but he is the one God has called to be the next President of the US.

God Bless




With their eyes fixed firmly on the dividing up of Israel to God’s enemies, the UN is laying the foundations for the coming battle of Armageddon and for the global destruction that will ensue.   As I mentioned at the end of my last post, the UN blames Israel for every problem in the world, even when the Hamas and PA terrorists beat up their wives, the UN says it is Israel’s fault.     See  :-  http://www.unwatch.org/un-expert-palestinian-men-beat-wives-israels-fault/

There is a reason for this as I pointed out in my previous post.    The UN is a conglomeration of leaders from all the world’s countries, approximately 10 % of whom I would say worship either themselves, materialism, or power, or all three.   The remaining approximately 90 % worship idols, false gods, ancestral spirits of the dead, creatures which God created, demonic powers, or Satan himself.  Only a very few worship the only True God and His Son Jesus Christ, The Messiah.

Let us be very clear here, there can be NO DOUBT that the UN is a tool in the hands of Satan to destroy the world and its people.   We must understand, that  whoever and whatever God loves, – Satan hates with a passion, and the UN,  under Satan’s influence are bent on fulfilling all the prophesies which God gave about the end of this age of grace, many of them without even knowing what they are doing.

Most prophecies concerning the end times are about God’s enemies TRYING to destroy Israel.    This is exactly what the UN is trying to do.  The Bible says of the end times in Joel 3:1&2   “For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat.  There I will judge them for harming My people, My SPECIAL possession, and for scattering My people among the nations, and for DIVIDING up MY land.”  (NLT)   Note that the nation of Israel is God’s special possession.   (See below re God’s adopted children also.)

By trying to bring peace to the Middle East, the UN are going against God and against His Word.   Israel will fight against it, but the Bible tell us that the nations will divide Israel to God’s enemies.   The world will come very close to succeeding, but by giving Israel to God’s enemies, the Bible tells us that will only trigger off more wars against Israel, culminating in the most famously predicted battle of all time, the “Battle of Armageddon” where God will destroy Israel’s enemies, as the Bible foretells.

The first reason Satan is using the UN to try and destroy Israel, is because he knows that Israel is God’s chosen nation, the people through whom God brought salvation to the whole world.   Satan knows that God loves Israel, so He wants to destroy them.   That brings us to the fact that Satan also hates all “True Christians” with a passion, because God loves them with a passion, they are His Children, purchased with the blood of His only Son, Jesus.   Note that Christians are God’s adopted children.    Note the difference between Israel and the Church, the body of Christ, and his Bride to be.  (See above.)

Believe me, the UN is as anti Christian as it is anti Jewish, and the laws they have already passed and are currently preparing against both Jews and “True Christians” are designed to wipe them both off the face of the earth should either of them resist obeying these laws.    We can already see the results of this in the USA where True Christians are resisting the perverted laws of the Obama Administration, and ending up in prison.    The UN punishment will eventually introduce beheading for those who resist Satan unto death.  See  Rev 7:9-17.

Another reason the UN want Israel wiped out is because they really believe, that with Israel gone, the Moslems will settle down and stop all terrorism right around the world.     This is about as naive as you can get.   The UN have obviously not bothered to listen to the Islamic war cry.    I read this in a book about Islam written by an Israeli, V.M. who had done extensive research into the subject and knew many Islamists personally.    Their motto is  ” First we kill all the Jews on Saturday, next we kill all the Christians on Sunday, on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday we kill every other non Moslem in the world”  The world will then have only one religion, Islam, and Sharia Law will be world wide.

V.M. goes on in his book to add, that on Friday the Moslems must kill all the other Moslems in the world who do not belong to their particular sect, because Mohammed told them that only one branch of Islam is the true religion, and all others are Infidels and must be killed.    This is the reason why Islam has been at war with itself down through the ages, and why today in every Islamic country around the world, this inter faith war continues unabated today.    Moslems accuse the Western Nations of killing them, but the true figures show that Moslems have killed a hundred times more Moslems than all the Western Nations put together have ever killed.

Back to the UN, the following articles are a must read if you doubt that the Battle of Armageddon is still a long way off.


70 countries who are members of the UN are currently working on a resolution to divide Israel.  –  God’s land, and hand it to God’s enemies, the Middle East terrorists, as I noted in my previous post.   The UN knows that they only have days left to get this done before Obama leaves the Presidency, and after that they know Trump will never allow it to pass.    Now the UN will say that this has to be done for the sake of peace, and that they will only do this if Israel is protected and acknowledged as a Jewish state.   The UN KNOWS that this is impossible. 

I believe that this will be Obama’s farewell parting shot at Israel, December’s resolution against building in occupied territories was just a warm up for what is coming.    I believe that January will be when Obama and his administration drop the bomb on Israel, by voting with the UN to divide up the land of Israel.

Let us look at some statistics.   Below I have statistics on the size of Los Angeles, and the size of the State of Israel.

Greater Los Angeles Area – Wikipedia   

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area has a total area of 4,850 square miles. 

Geography of Israel – Wikipedia 

Israel’s pre 1967 war area is approximately 8,019 square miles which includes 172 sq miles of inland water. Israel stretches 263 miles from north to south, and its width ranges from 71 miles, at its widest point down to 9.3 miles at its narrowest point.

But it is even worse than that  –  read this   Negev – Wikipedia

The Negev desert covers over 4,700 sq miles, that is more than half of Israel,  55% of the country’s land area. That means the usable land area of Israel is only 3319 square wiles in area.     That means Israel has an area just over two thirds the size of Los Angeles Metropolitan area.

If we add the disputed territories, and include the West Bank, 2,270 sq miles,  plus the Golan Heights 444 sq miles, and East Jerusalem, 27 sq miles, that gives Israel an extra 2741 miles for a total of 6060 square miles .    This additional area gives Israel much more defensible boundaries.

Do you believe that a tiny country like Israel could hold out against countries whose surrounding enemy populations are 60 times greater, and with hundreds of times more land area than Israel.      If Israel were to start getting beaten, the only position they could fall back to, would be into the Mediterranean  sea.    This is exactly what Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and the PA say they intend to do.

Now you know why the UN KNOWS that it is lying when it talks about safety for the state of Israel.    Every time Israel’s neighbours have gone to war against Israel, all the UN Peacekeepers protecting Israel have either run like scared rabbits, or else the UN has ordered them to leave.    Great protection that is!

In the 1973 Yom Kippur war, US President Richard Nixon was refusing to send military aid to Israel when Israel was clearly losing the war for lack of military hardware.    It was not until Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel told President Nixon to train their spy satellites on the mountains of Israel before making a final decision, that the US saw that Israel had a number of Nuclear weapons set up, ready to begin a nuclear war, that President Nixon changed his mind in a hurry, and Israel got what they needed.

Israel cannot defend itself unaided without its nuclear weapons, and if those weapons were taken away from Israel they would not survive for a week.

If you want proof we are at the end of this age, read the articles below.

 http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=915    United Nations is Funding the anti Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel organisation with our taxes.   

http://debka.com/newsupdatepopup/19574/An-EU-drone-with-footage-of-Jewish-locations-crashes-on-Mt-Hebron      The European Union is spying on Israel, getting information on Israel’s Military bases and on settlement positions in preparation for what?  A coming war perhaps!

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=914    UN and Obama administration help to further radicalise Palestinians

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=916   The End of Cash is coming rapidly.   You may have heard that India and Venezuela have withdrawn all large denomination Cash Bills.   Did you know that Westpac, and probably the other Australian Banks have also begun withdrawing all $100-00 notes in Australia, and did you know that many other countries around the world are doing the same thing, all in the name of fighting terrorism or crime?    Westpac admitted that Australia would be a cashless society by 2022.    https://www.westpac.com.au/about-westpac/media/media-releases/2015/21-september/   

Here are a few other sites which confirm Australia is going cashless very quickly, as are most countries in the world.    How nice for the Antichrist.




I believe that the Rapture is just around the corner, and when it happens, the whole world will have to become cashless very, very quickly.     Can you imagine all the raptured Christians’ cash being stolen by crooks and terrorists and being used to fund their evil deeds.  I think cash if not already dead, will die the day after the rapture occurs.

The above articles are only a fraction of the daily news items which reveal to those who are watching and waiting just what is going on in the US and in the UN today.     The more I see what is happening in the world of politics, and in the realm of nature, and in the realm of science, all of which are lining up exactly with end times prophecies, the more I am convinced that the rapture will happen some time between now and the end of this year of Jubilee.

God Bless you, and keep looking up.   


This cry is ringing out all around the earth today, from many people in many countries, in many varied circumstances, and for many varied reasons.  I want to look at some of these people, and the reasons for their cries, and God’s reply to them.

First let us consider the persecuted churches around the world, as they cry out “Where are you God?”   Churches in countries antagonistic to our God, and to His Son Jesus Christ.

Churches where God’s children, and God’s chosen people, live in constant danger of many and varied forms of persecution, ranging from discrimination when applying for jobs, housing, education etc, or the burning down of their churches and schools and homes, to false witnesses whose lies cause their imprisonment, beatings, rape, torture, and even death.

Churches where they are forced to flee for their lives from brutal and godless enemies who want to torture, rape, and force them into marriage or sexual slavery and bondage. These churches are crying out in agony of soul “Where are you God?”

Jesus says to them in  Rev 2:9  “I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are but you have true wealth, v:10  Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  

Then there are churches where the people are so poor they cannot afford enough food for their children, cannot afford medicine or inoculations against common diseases.   Churches where parents whose children get sick, can only watch helplessly and cry for their children as they die of starvation, or measles or malaria because they cannot afford the food or medication that would save their lives.  “Where are you God?” must surely be the cry wrung from their hearts and souls, as they know full well that many in the rich nations around the world continue to gluttonise and pamper themselves with everything they want.   Jesus says to them in  Rev 22:7  “Behold, I am coming quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”

“Where are you LORD?”  In every church, and in every denomination, and all around the world today, God has His “Chosen” ones, Mat 22:14  “For many are called, but FEW are chosen.”  These chosen ones are the “True Church” of Jesus Christ.  This is the Church that is agonising over and reaching out to the lost, praying for their enemies, sharing with, and caring for the poor and needy, helping bear the burden of the sick, the weak, the widows, and the lonely, and watching each day for their bridegroom to appear.

These chosen ones are Jesus bride to be, and they are crying out “Where are you LORD?” in anticipation of His return to the clouds to call us up to be with Him forever.   These are the ones who are longing to be with their bridegroom.    These are the ones who are watching and waiting for the translation of their bodies as seen in  1 Cor 15:52  “In a moment, in the blink  of an eye, at the last trump: the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and WE SHALL be changed.  1 Cor 15:53  For this corruptible body must put on incorruption, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 

Jesus reply to His bride to be in 1 Pet 4:7 is The end of all things is NEAR: so be serious in your behaviour and keep on the watch with prayer;    1 Pet 4:8  And most of all be warm in your love for one another; because in love there is forgiveness for sins without number:”    Rev 22:20  He who testifies these things says, SURELY I COME QUICKLY.”      Mat 24:42  “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”    Mat 24:46  “Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord comes shall find so doing.” 

Then there are the churches whose cry is NOT “Where are you LORD?”   This church is crying out “Don’t come yet LORD” we are having ourselves a good time.    This is the cry of many of the end times churches, the wealthy churches from the wealthy nations, many of whom have never experienced hardship, or persecution, and as a result have grown soft, self indulgent, sinful, selfish, careless and proud.

Many of these churches do not share with the poor and needy, many do not give to Missions, many do not even believe much of God’s Word or fulfill  God’s command to love one another as He loves us.

To these Churches Jesus says in  Rev 3:17  “You say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and you don’t even know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:  v 18  I counsel you to buy from Me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed that the shame of your nakedness do not appear;   and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. .  v 19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.  Therefore be zealous and repent.”

This church is full of pride, it lacks good works and charity, it has grown cold in its love toward its Saviour.      I believe the “gold tried in the fire” in these verses is referring to the works we do that will come through the fire as pure gold when we stand before Him, to be judged for our works.    And the pure white garments” are the garments cleansed from all sin and  pride.    The “eyesalve”  will help them see the truth of God’s Word, and believe it, so they are no longer stained by the continuing sinful life that many professing Christians currently live today.

Be warned, in every church, and in every denomination all around the world today, there are “Tares” living among the wheat, trying to drag the weak Christians down with them, by sowing doubt and unbelief in their hearts and minds, causing them to become foolish virgins, without the “Oil” of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

This is happening on a daily basis all around the world, the church is under pressure to bow to the demands of a godless and unbelieving world and its leaders, and as is foretold in 2 Thess 2:3 there is a great apostacy, a tremendous falling away from the Lord happening in many churches and denominations today.

At the same time the Lord continues to work, and He still has many faithfull servants continuing to work with Him, as in Act 2:47  “Praising God, and having favour with the people, and the Lord continues today also adding to the church daily such as should be saved.” (My paraphrase).   To these newly “born again” Christians who are also crying out “Where are you God?”  Jesus says, in  Rev 3:11  “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, so that no man takes your crown.    


Then there is another group crying out “Where are you God?” but theirs is a cry of derision, not of belief, but of mocking and scoffing.    “Where are you God?” you promised thousands of years ago you would come and punish the wicked, but all things remain the same as they ever did.

“Where are you God?” you don’t exist except in the minds of a few poor fools who have been conned into believing the Bible is “God’s Word” and that everything in it is infallible.

“Where are you God?”  We have mocked you, spat on your “Son” derided his offer of salvation; we have blasphemed your name and the name of Jesus; we have broken all your laws, we have lied, connived and deceived, disobeyed all your commandments, committed every sin you have named; we have been merciless, stealing from the poor, beating the weak and helpless, and falsely imprisoning the righteous, and we have delivered injustice instead of justice.

“Where are you God?”  We have defiled our bodies, changed your holy laws and replaced them with evil laws; we have banned your word in our schools, taught our children that good is evil, and that evil is good; we have murdered the newly born and the unborn and called it our right; we have spread our evil ways around the world, forcing many poorer nations to follow our evil ways, if they wish to receive our help.

“Where are you God?”  We have worshipped idols and false gods, and made money and possessions our gods; we have cursed your chosen people Israel, by telling the world that your holy land belongs to your enemies, and by trying to force your people to divide your land and give it back to your enemies; we have provoked you in every way that we can think of, what else can we do to provoke you, we have almost run out of ideas.

“Where are you God?”  Have you forgotten your chosen people Israel; we seem to remember you saying that you gave Abraham the land of Israel as an eternal inheritance, never to be sold, and never to be given away because it is YOUR land.    Well, nearly 2000 years ago the Romans divided it up and gave it away, and you didn’t stop them.    Today Israel have managed to get most of it back, but today we are in the process of dividing it up again, and giving it to those who we say it belongs to, those who you call your enemies.

Sorry God but there is not much you can do about it, as we are nearly ready to force Israel into dividing their land and giving it back to your enemies again.    We have turned the whole world against your people Israel, they don’t stand a chance.    The whole world has united to draw up a resolution against them which will divide the land to our friends, the terrorists, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, and Jordan, who you call your enemies.   It has taken us a long time, but now it is as good as a done deal.

And God replies in  2 Pet 3:9  “The Lord is NOT slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead, he is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn away from their sins.  Psa 103:9  “But God will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.    BECAUSE  —-

Rom 1:21  They know God, but they do not give him the honour that belongs to him, nor do they thank him. Instead, their thoughts have become complete nonsense, and their empty minds are filled with darkness.  v 22  They SAY they are WISE, but they are FOOLS;

Rom 1:24  Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonour their bodies among themselves, v 25  they exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.     Read the full text describing these people today in Romans Ch 1:21-32  This chapter graphically portrays much of the world today, especially Western nations, and combined with 2 Tim 3:1-9 it is a perfect picture of Western and probably many other cultures in our world today.

THEREFORE says  Isa 34:8  “This is the time when the LORD will rescue Zion and take vengeance on her enemies.”

So where are we today in the year 2017?   I am convinced we have arrived at the day of the following verse, I believe it is just around the corner.

Isa 63:4  “For the day of vengeance is in My heart, And THE YEAR OF MY REDEEMED HAS COME.”

NEXT TIME -:    When Palestinian men beat their wives, in large part it’s the fault of Israel, suggests a UN expert Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur.


The end shall probably come swiftly, as 70 nations gather to divide Israel before Obama leaves the White House. See article below.



In the 1960s & 1970s, Pentecostal and some other evangelical churches used to teach the need for true and genuine repentance, the need for the empowering of the Holy Spirit in our daily Christian lives to enable us to live a victorious Christian life; the fact that Jesus could come at any time, on any day for His Bride “The Church” was also an important part of our learning.

The other doctrines were also taught of course, but only after the solid foundation had been laid in the lives of the new Christians.   However, it is noticeable that over the past 30 – 40 years these aforementioned essential Christian Doctrines, have been gradually phased out to the point where it is extremely rare today to find a Church where these very important doctrines are taught.   We were also taught that “The FEAR of the Lord was the BEGINNING of wisdom”

Today the emphasis in the church is on the doctrines of “Grace” and “Love”.    God’s grace will cover all of your sins no matter what!   God loves you so much that even if you disobey Him you will still be able to go to heaven because you believe that Jesus is God.  This is an accurate picture of how the “Laodicean Church” is portrayed in the book of Revelation chapter 3.

But what does James say in Jas 2:19  “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.  Good for you!   Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.”  James is warning us that believing in Jesus as God, is not enough, there are other essentials required in our lives if we want to get to heaven.

I want to go through a few things that Church leaders and their parishioners should consider very carefully from the Bible.

  1. FORGIVENESS. –  Mat 6:14&15  “For if you forgive men their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:   v15  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your sins”.      Forgiveness is NOT an optional extra in our Christian life, if you want to go to heaven, you have to forgive.

David Guzik in his Bible commentary says this.   “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Forgiveness is required for those who have been forgiven.   We are not given the luxury of holding on to our bitterness towards other people”.   He continues  “Neither will your Father forgive your trespasses:   Jesus has much more to say about forgiveness (Mat_9:2-6;  Mat_18:21-35, and Luke 17:3&4  So watch what you do! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.   Luke 17:4  If he sins against you seven times in one day, and each time he comes to you saying, ‘I repent,’  you MUST forgive him.”   Here, the emphasis is on the imperative of forgiveness – IT IS NOT AN OPTION.”   Guzik says, and I agree.

Yet how often do we hear Christians say, “I will never forgive them for what they did to me”, or something similar.

You may ask me, “How can I forgive him / her, he / she killed my son / daughter / brother / sister / father / mother or whoever, or they raped me, or my sister etc?”  What you have to realise is that it is Christ living in you who forgives, because you are DEAD.   Gal 2:20 tells us it is no longer I that live but Christ who lives in me through the power of the Holy Spirit.   If you are truly dead, and Christ is living in your body, then they have sinned against Christ.

The TRUE Christian will be able to hand it over to Jesus and allow Jesus to forgive on their behalf, because they are dead to hate, revenge, and all those feelings of the flesh.    When we are prepared to allow Jesus to control us, then what happens in our life is over to him.    How He will handle the situation is not our concern, He may even use the situation to bring that person to repentance and to salvation.   On the other hand if the person does not repent, as Rom 12:19 says “I will take revenge; I will pay them back says the LORD”,   but that is God’s prerogative, not ours.

  1. ABIDING IN CHRIST. John 15:6  “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”     What does “Abiding in Christ” mean?   Some versions have,  “If anyone does not remain in Me”.     Most Bible commentators agree, that these people were “True Christians”, but for some reason or other they have stopped their sustenance from the “True Vine” Jesus – see John 15:1  “I am the “True Vine”. So if we walk away from Jesus, literally, we are walking away from heaven.

There are many false vines in the world today, many counterfeit vines claiming to be Jesus, or claiming to have the “Truth”, which is actually their own “convenient” version of the God’s word, in which they teach, “God’s grace will cover your sins, so do as you please”.   The end result of this teaching is that the branch dies and is cast into the fire because it is feeding on poison, lies, deception, half truths, error and heresy, instead of the True Word of God.    Only the Bible gives us the True Word of God.

  1. THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT. In the parable of the ten virgins  in Mat 25 verse 3 we are told that  “The foolish virgins took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.  So what was the parable about, and what was the end result?     It is well known that “Oil” is one of the symbols used in scripture to signify “The Holy Spirit”.   It is also well known that the lamp, or indeed any vessel or potters vessel in scripture often refers to a person.  E.g.  See Acts_9:15 “Saul, a chosen vessel unto God”, etc.   The parable therefore is warning us of the need to maintain our bodies as the temple, or dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

1Co 6:19  “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?  You do not belong to yourself.”   Our lives will either be filled with the Holy Spirit, or else our lives will be filled with the things of the flesh and of this world.     If we are going to make it into heaven, then our lives must be filled with the Holy Spirit.    When we realise that we are not our own, we are God’s, and if the Holy Spirit is in charge of our lives, then HE can change our habits, HE can change our attitudes, HE can change our desires, our ambitions, our goals etc.

  1. OBEDIENCE. Mat 7:21  “Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my Father in heaven will get in.”    To obey means to do what God has asked us to do, and not to do what He has told us not to do.      Obedience to the Lord is a sign of our Love for the Lord, see John 14:15  “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”    If you want to get to heaven, you must do God’s will and obey God’s commands.
  1. HOLINESS.    In 1Pet_1:16 Peter says,  “It is written, ‘Be ye holy  for I am holy’”,  —- the only way we can be holy, is through the indwelling Holy Spirit being in charge of our lives; see the following:-

Gal 5:16-21  “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. v19  When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, v20  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, v21  envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”    Sadly, our churches today are not warning people of the dangers of living in this way.

Many young people today, particularly those who live in “Western Nations” nations, who until twenty years ago would have called themselves “Christian” nations, live in sexual sin.    Sadly, many people today who call themselves Christians, are not “True Christians”, as they continue to live the life of the world and of the flesh.     Repentance means turning away from, and ceasing to do all these things, not continuing on in them.

  1. LOVE.    I have probably left the most important for the last.  We saw earlier that obedience to God was a pre requisite for entering heaven.   When Jesus was tested by the Scribes and Pharisees in regard to the greatest commandment, He answered as follows

Mark 12:29-31  Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  v 30  And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’   v 31  The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.‘  No other commandment is greater than these.”

True love of God leads to true obedience to Jesus.

True love of God has complete trust in Jesus.

True love of God has a deep longing for Jesus.

True love of God is prepared to wait in obedience for Jesus.

True love of God will be looking for Jesus to come every day.

True love of God will pore over the teachings of the Bible every day.

True love of God will talk to Jesus every day.

True love of God will be full of Jesus, and will want to tell everybody.

I fear for many Christians today who do not Fear God, nor follow the above.

No wonder Jesus questioned in Luke 18:8   “when the Son of Man comes, will he find anyone with faith on earth?”

To say that any of the above requirements are no longer valid or required in Christianity today because of God’s love and grace, is the same as saying that God has changed,  but see what Mal 3:6 has to say  For I am the LORD, I change not”.       Or, it is the same as saying that Jesus is not the same yesterday, today and forever,  but see Heb 13:8  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever”.  If you say these scriptures no longer apply today, then we cannot trust anything the Bible says.

I suggest that we all need to consider these and other similar teachings of God’s word very carefully.     Always take the safest path.

God Bless

Lex Cullen.