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Discovering Our True Legacy

I am getting much older now, so discovering my true legacy to pass on to my children and their descendants has been uppermost in my mind. A legacy is what you leave behind, something significant with a profound meaning, that will always be remembered. I could pass on my many books, jewelry, along with other prized possessions, but I have discovered that is not my true legacy that will be remembered for the rest of their lives. I have discovered my true legacy is to pass on what I know about God. I can remember a time in my life when I had no desire to hear the Christian Gospel. In fact, I would run from Christians and anyone else who attempted to talk to me about Christ. I had an unbelievable fear at the time that was not fully understood until much later. Simply put, I discovered from reading the Bible that “… everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed” (John 3:20, ESV). Well, honestly speaking, that was me at the time. Although it was difficult for me at the time to give up some of my favorite sins, it has been the most amazing journey of discovering my true legacy. A legacy I feel compelled to pass on to all of my family and friends.

Our true legacy is to follow in the steps of Jesus Christ until we die in the flesh. Everything Jesus did was not for His benefit but for the benefit of others and especially for His disciples. Our legacy as believers in Christ is not to carry on mankind’s traditions but to carry on the unique teachings of Jesus Christ handed down to us through the Bible and inspired by the Holy Spirit. If we follow in the footsteps of Christ, then everything we know about our infinite God will be passed on to our descendants, who hopefully will have become our disciples. In a nutshell, this is our legacy. It would be to our shame if our descendants lived their entire lives and did not know the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ. What a thrill it is to share the simple gospel and feel the power of God working through us to save those who hear it. This thrill is magnified when it is shared with our own family members, for which I have many blessed memories. The Bible says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).

 Unfortunately, we are seeing the great falling away today because most Christians have not passed on their legacy in Christ. They have failed to share the simple gospel. The great falling away is having a profound effect upon humanity driving them into the depths of immortality and unbelievable chaos. We can only imagine what it is doing to our families. Sharing the simple gospel should naturally roll off our tongues with great power to open closed doors bringing our descendants to a point of deeper understanding and conviction. The simple Gospel says Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He was born of a virgin and died on the Cross of Calvary for all of our sins, past, present, and future. Then Christ arose from the grave in three days to give us all a new life in Christ through faith. After we share the simple Gospel then we are ready to share the great principles of our faith. Not only to share the truth in words that others can understand, but we also demonstrate how God has miraculously changed us into a brand-new creation (II Corinthians 5:17). Being changed from one degree of glory to another is our demonstration to our beloved descendants and the fallen world (II Corinthians 3:18). This is our true legacy that we have passed on to others.

My eternal hope is that my sincere love for others has been manifested for all to see, especially my beloved children and grandchildren. Godly love goes well beyond the four-letter word known and embraced by the fallen world. Our godly, self-giving love, even loves our enemies by turning the other cheek, going the extra mile, and giving to those who ask (Matthew 5:43-48). Of course, we know this godly love is impossible to achieve for the fallen world but becomes natural to those who have been made new in Christ. Only this godly love can produce the fruit of gentleness, forbearance, kindness, goodness, and self-control by the indwelling Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The other big change in our new life in Christ is that God puts tremendous joy in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. This goes way beyond the world’s definition that is intrinsically tied to happiness. God’s joy comes from the depths of our hearts contrary to what is happening around us, even if we are faced with sadness, grief, and many other pressing problems. This godly joy causes us to rejoice always, even in public with singing, not as a command but motivated by the Spirit, producing another beautiful fruit of the Spirit (Philippians 4:4).

 All this amazing fruit of the Spirit is the result of God making us into a brand-new creation where old things have truly passed away (II Corinthians 5:17). From the very beginning of our journey Christ teaches us how to let go of the past, no longer allowing it to pull us down again into the depths of despair. Every day we are taught how to put on Christ resulting in our phenomenal transformation in Christ. When we see our transformation taking place, we have a desire that all of our children and grandchildren will also enjoy the same experience. As the world struggles with the pain and anguish of their old life burdened with godless psychology and the side effects from their many drugs, the new person in Christ turns to God alone, who has given us everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3-4). The more we are transformed trusting in Christ alone for all of our needs we begin to experience the most amazing peace that truly defies understanding (Philippians 4:7). This is our legacy that we deeply desire to pass onto all of our family and friends. As a parent, a grandfather, and now a great-grandfather I have witnessed the pain and suffering of my descendants caused by the fallen world, so as a last will and testament, I pray that they all receive Christ and begin the transformation process today.

We can pass on our many belongings and priceless heirlooms, as we stated before, but they all pale in comparison to passing on our true legacy. As the world enters into greater chaos from rejecting Jesus Christ, then it’s difficult to put into words the horror that awaits the fallen world. The world rushes to its caves of godless technology controlled by the Antichrist system to escape what’s falling now upon the world. There is only one place of true refuge that will keep you in His amazing peace, joy in your heart and a living hope that will look beyond this life to the absolute bliss of heaven. It is my eternal hope to see all of my family, friends, and the many disciples that I had the privilege of helping on their journey to a true everlasting life. This is my legacy discovered many years ago as a child and fully embraced as a young adult. Oh, what an amazing journey it’s been every day of my life. This is my legacy that I pass on to you today. Please make it your legacy too and remember to pass it on to your own children and grandchildren to the glory of God. Amen

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Fall of the American Empire

I believe it was a tremendous blessing being born in the West and specifically in America. I have great childhood memories of growing up in America and later serving in the armed forces in England. Jog your memory and look beyond memories of the latest movie or post on social media to a time when the whole family sat around the same dinner table sharing stories from the day. Look deep into your memory to a time when television and technology didn’t control your day but allowed you to experience the most beautiful face-to-face relationships. Yes, if we try really hard, we can remember those nights sitting on the front porch in the safety of our neighborhoods. Well, things are different now. Lawlessness, gangs, alarms, and monitoring systems have changed everything pushing us behind closed doors and homes without porches. Yes, America has been on a downward spiral since the last Great War. There has been a lot of news and propaganda that everything will change for the better if we only elect the right person to lead America. I wish it would be that simple, contrary to who they elect, the American Empire will fall. So great will be the fall that every country in the world will be sorely affected. Although there are many reasons for this eventual fall, I believe that there is one underlying reason that has put America and the West on its current trajectory.

To understand this one thing we need to take a trip back to the creation when man was formed in God’s image. At the time of creation, God encoded unique behaviors into the brain of every human being on planet Earth. This encoding is so invasive that it has spawned numerous religions and other cultic practices to reach a higher power or something or someone outside themselves. This has been happening since the cradle of civilization. Although the many different religions were separated by great geographical differences with little or no contact in the beginning, it is amazing that they all had the same premise to seek their god through some ritual to garner his (or her) favor. In time as the civilizations grew closer together it spawned numerous religious wars to safeguard their unique traditions and beliefs in their respective deities. This DNA code did not evolve but was implanted at the moment of creation by the God of all creation. This was done with the foreknowledge that God’s divine truth would be delivered through a chosen people and then eventually through His anointed Son, Jesus Christ. This truth from God was destined to overcome all the barriers erected by self-righteous mankind showing them the true path to God through faith and humility. It would explain the inexplicable desire to be connected with their Creator.

The other code to be implanted in every human being was the knowledge that there are only two biological sexes, one male and the other female, for the distinct purpose of propagating the race. This was also done since the moment of creation. There was a natural drawing together of the two different biological sexes to become one. This was the nature of things since the beginning. The biological distinctiveness is also observed in the other species on the planet. The separation of their biological sexes is often portrayed with distinct differences in their coloring, habits, markings, and even their physical size. It is noteworthy that they have not questioned their biological distinctiveness but carried on that way since the dawn of creation. On the other hand, advanced humanity has questioned their biological distinctiveness caused in large part by their seemingly uncontrollable emotions, their vain imaginations, and the satanic lies from his legion of followers. For many thousands of years questioning one’s biological distinctiveness was only on rare occurrence, typically found among the rich and powerful that could hide or flaunt their perversions. Since the last great war, there has been a growing number of perversions taking place behind closed doors or in the proverbial closet. Recently these closet doors have been slung wide open, opening Pandora’s box.

This perversion is not only fully accepted in America but also throughout the entire Western world. This perversion has changed laws, charged people who stood against them, and entered the public school system to indoctrinate young children. They are teaching young children to exercise their new emotions, to vainly imagine the possibilities of changing their sex, and to ignore the teachings of their religious parents. Essentially, they have thrown God out of the American Empire, or the new Babylon. This perversion has entered every area of society including the government. Well like I said, this has only opened Pandora’s box. Once God is removed, then every new perversion takes root. Everything becomes permissible. As laws are changed, new policies are created, attitudes are changed, and it becomes like a run-away train driving the population further and further away from God and His ethical teachings for all of humanity. Evil is not only whitewashed to make it more appealing to society but also to people with a religious upbringing causing them to accept the sin more readily. The whitewashing of evil in a society can make them feel more righteous and better than the rest of the world, often negatively looking down on other nations. Of course, the whitewashing of evil takes a lot of work changing the curriculum in public education, books in libraries, and acceptance of it in movies, colleges, and even in churches.

Satan and his powers of darkness have become experts in whitewashing evil because he has been doing it since the Garden of Eden. For example, we have seen this in the legalization of drugs, hiding or glossing over the horrendous side effects of prescription medication, and the acceptance of psychology to explain away the evil as simply mental illness. Well, the list can go on, but you get the picture that many in Western civilization believe that they are righteous and will fight the person who says otherwise. We haven’t even touched on alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, and a permissively sexual society with no limits. It is the turning away from God and His ethical teachings that continues the downward spiral of the American Empire driving humanity to experiment with all forms of lawlessness and new perversions. Once a nation turns its back on God trusting in its scientific discoveries, technology, and professionals of mental health, they are destined to fall. To trust in another is clearly turning your back on God. And great will be the fall. When God pulls back His protective hand from a nation or empire, then it will experience the full brunt of excessive weather patterns, wars, natural disasters, lawlessness, insanity, and the unhinged chaos among its population. This we have seen increasing year after year.

The Alpha and the Omega has known from the beginning that the new Babylon would turn away from Him, causing a most devastating fall affecting all of humanity and even planet Earth. As I stated in my last article the Lamb of God started the process two thousand years ago with His resurrection. The seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven bowls of God’s wrath have been increasing exponentially for the past two thousand years coming now to its consummation to bring the new Babylon to its knees. Remember that the Antichrist will make great promises to fix everything broken. He promises to bring peace out of chaos. He promises to fix the economy and naturalize relationships with all the Muslim nations. He promises to subdue the Muslim hordes who refuse to participate in the new order. He will promise to make America and its Western allies greater than before. He promises to bring unity out of diversity. He promises to build a brave new world. Unfortunately, these are all empty lies that can never be fulfilled. God’s prophecy will not be broken. The Muslim hordes are already on our doorstep, and kingdoms from the North are already promising to continue their march of death and destruction toward the West, along with the horrific weather and natural disasters increasing exponentially we will fall. In conclusion let me strongly encourage you to carefully read Revelation 18:1-24, then re-read my last article, “Silence in Heaven” which gives direction to the faithful remnant.

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Silence in Heaven

When heaven goes silent let the whole world take notice. Let God’s elect children press on with the beautiful memories that changed their lives forever. With every memory, it will be like a blessing, that solidifies their abiding trust in God. With every memory, the joy leaps within their hearts as peace fills the empty holes left by those who have passed on before them. They have learned how to cherish the silence, remembering the still small voice from God that they had heard so loudly in the depths of their hearts. It had been prophesied more than two thousand years ago that heaven would go silent briefly just before the end, as the seventh seal, the seventh trumpet, and the seventh bowl of God’s wrath simultaneously brings the world to an end. For many, this will be a frightful silence bringing forth the consummation of all things. It is the Lamb of God who opened the seventh seal as each event of the seals, trumpets, and bowls of God’s wrath unfolded simultaneously growing worse through each age from the resurrection of Christ to His return in glory to catch up all of His elect children. Let’s not lockup the encouraging truth in the Book of Revelation needed for each age.

Although the silence will be very brief, it will seem like only a half hour when completed. The Alpha and the Omega is present in every time from beginning to end preparing God’s faithful children for this momentous event when time, from an earthly perspective, will be no more. So, what is happening during this time when heaven is silent? There is a great offering filled with much incense along with the prayers from all the saints cast upon the golden altar before the throne of God. Even during this time of silence from heaven, the prayers from all God’s beloved children rise to heaven as a final offering which returned to earth as peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake (Revelation 8:2-5) to usher in the end. Heaven may be silent, but every prayer from the saints of God will continue to have a powerful impact upon fallen humanity and those who have strayed from the path of righteousness. One of the most important things we can do during the tribulation is to pray earnestly for every soul, especially for those who struggle with unrighteousness. There is great power in prayer to convict, to heal, and to lead God’s elect children to repent.

We must be great encouragers when heaven appears silent among many of God’s children, for this will be a great time of struggle when all they hear is the many conspiracy theories and contradicting voices from the world. We must encourage them to remember the truth, which will be like a bright light overcoming the darkness in their souls. Only the truth will set them free from the shackles of the enemy who has taken them captive by filling the entire world with his lies. Although the great days of shouting the uncensored truth from the world’s many platforms and in the many assembled churches are quickly passing away, nothing should stop us from whispering the truth into the ears of humanity. Nothing should stop us from praying for each soul that we encounter. Nothing should stop us from demonstrating our self-giving love to others. Nothing should stop us from letting our light shine forth with great joy bursting forth from our hearts. Nothing can stop us from turning the other cheek and going the extra mile. Nothing can stop us from trying to release the captives from their prison of immorality sanctioned by the fallen world. Let us press on with the belief that our prayers will not go unheard as they are added to the incense and cast upon the throne in heaven. There is great power in prayer.

With the dawning of every new day all of God’s elect children, from around the world, will meet with the Alpha and the Omega allowing Him to resurrect the many beautiful memories of waking with Him every moment of every day. These precious memories will carry us through the darkest of days. We must not allow the ugliness and foulness of the world to pull us down into the pit of despair. We must not allow the meanness of others to resurrect thoughts of revenge or harbor feelings of unforgiveness. We must not allow the many lies and conspiracy theories to lead us down a very dark and dangerous path, which will drive us further away from the truth. It’s only the truth that will keep us strong and free from the lies of the enemy. The truth has not changed. The truth is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The moment we start adding senseless doctrine to our beliefs, then it dilutes the truth. The truth must always start with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who pathed the way to a brand-new life in Him. Some have gotten so far afield with all their beliefs that they have forgotten the simple truth about our transformation in Christ.

Even in the darkest days when heaven seems silent, we must continue our transformation in Christ, or we will slip deeper into the abyss of immortality. The deeper we slip into immortality the more we become slaves of the devil leading us to the altar of the Antichrist. The only way we can truly stop the descent into immorality is to continue our transformation in Christ. Unfortunately, many believe they can control or limit their immorality to acceptable limits being satisfied with their Christianity. They will loudly protest that they are not so bad and that no one better judge them. They have become comfortable in their beliefs and have no desire to press on to their higher calling in Christ Jesus. The Bible describes these souls as lukewarm Christians. Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, counsels them to put off the old, tarnished life, and put on the new garments of a life that is being transformed in Christ. Then He says, “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19). The Lamb of God has not forgotten His lukewarm children destined for a life of misery and even the possibility of expulsion from paradise, so He will reprove and discipline them hoping that they will be zealous and repent. Let us continue our prayers for every soul but especially for God’s lukewarm children who are missing out on the glories of their new life in Christ.

We will know with all assurance that we are on the path of transformation when we readily observe the old life of immortality falling off and the new life in Christ being put on day by day. Transformation is a process, which continues every day of our lives. This is not learning how to play church or learning a new sacred doctrine every day. It is not being controlled by our timepieces, technology, and scientific discovery. Transformation is walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ every moment of every day. This is accomplished by keeping in step with the Spirit. The Bible says, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).  When we keep in step with the Spirit then we will produce the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law (see Galatians 5:22-23, ESV). We must ask ourselves; can we observe this Spiritual fruit in our lives? Step by step the Spiritual fruit will grow more robust being displayed in every moment of our lives touching those around us in a very powerful way. Although heaven may appear to go silent for many as we approach the end, they must not let it stop their transformation in Christ that will observe the richest blessings and the most glorious miracles this side of heaven. When heaven goes silent the world will tremble, but God’s children will rejoice that they can feel His presence in the midst of the silence. All glory to God.

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Bringing Peace Out of Chaos

The coming one known by many different names will bring peace out of chaos. Humanity has witnessed the horror of religious wars for thousands of years. The Muslim hordes have faithfully followed the second woe in the book of Revelation by bringing death and destruction to millions since its founding in the sixth century. Even today it is relentlessly striking at the heels of other religions to convert or destroy. Its primary objective is the annihilation of the state of Israel, to occupy their Holy Mount and all the land of Palestine from the river to the sea. We have witnessed the protests against the Catholic Church spawning numerous Protestant denominations, but this pales in comparison to the chaos caused by the Muslim hordes now occupying or residing in nearly every country in the world seen by their latest bloody protests. This is truly a woe and a blight against humanity. Antisemitism has run rampant in the world adding to the chaos. Well, one is coming soon that will end this chaos bringing forth a new kind of peace. The Muslims call him Al-Masih ad-Dajjal and Christians call him the Antichrist or the Beast in the Book of Revelation. Continue reading Bringing Peace Out of Chaos

The Coming Image of the Beast

Israel and the Jewish people are still expecting the Messiah because they have rejected Jesus Christ as the true Messiah. Now that the Jewish people are firmly planted back in the Holy Land, the land of their ancestors, their expectation has grown more pronounced. Many of the conservative majority want all the land from the river to the sea. Some want to see their Temple rebuilt in its original location on the Holy Mount. Although this may seem quite impossible at this juncture, there is one coming who could easily make it a reality. The Jewish people have made deep inroads into many countries, especially in America. They have become entrenched in leadership roles in government, entertainment, education, and technology. Their technological advancements in Israel and their host countries are unprecedented. Although they may appear to be hated by every nation because of their economic advancements, it only appears that way. The diaspora has made them a viable part of every country. Because of their religious roots, they are deeply loved by the Christian community. No matter what corner of the world they are in, their national ambitions have not changed as they fervently anticipate the arrival of their messiah, yet they are unaware that he is the Beast in the book of Revelation (Revelation 13:11-18). Continue reading The Coming Image of the Beast