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Matthew 7:22-23 King James Version (KJV)
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

I titled this site Jester’s mace in reference to 1 Corinthians 4:10: “We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.”
I earnestly want Him to direct my paths; being under the liability of original sin, our walk (indeed) is a constant tug of war between our failing flesh, and the Spirit.  We gain ground, yet it is impossible to go one day without falling short of the perfection.  Our every effort is tainted.

[ Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”]

As of late, I note another bout of issues attempting to assault me simultaneously.  This is nothing new; after all we are told to expect adversity, trials and tribulations in this world.  Contrary to the old song, Life is NOT “just a bowl of cherries” (1931) rather, it is far more accurate to refer to it as Spiritual Boot Camp.

I dare not make an attempt to prophesy.  In observing the signs of the times, this once free country, now a de facto police state, has largely turned away from its Christian roots; in my opinion, we find ourselves fast approaching another turning point: Whether America turns her face toward Him, regains both her moral compass, and the Constitutional awareness set forth by the Founding Fathers, or falls into an abyss without hope of recovery. Presumptive candidate Donald Trump said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins.  [See CNN]

That is scary; belief in God is not enough. We need to pray that he awakens from that spiritual blindness.
Again, my opinion, there is Biblical evidence as to why America is not directly mentioned in Bible prophecy:
It is quite simple, you can’t have a free country, and a one world government.  The Bible tells of that event, so it is a foregone conclusion that at some point, America as we knew her will cease to exist.
I do stop to examine myself, and all to painfully realize how much ours is an imputed righteousness, that of Jesus Christ, and we cannot bring anything to the table.

Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Let Him keep us ever mindful, and vigilant, as a watcher on the wall. Amen.

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This started with a post at NOW THE END BEGINS, a Christian site.  It was about Trump; the plethora of comments, and varied points of view were discomforting to me.  I hesitate to comment on fallacious views of prophecy and the end times; suffice to say that if you choose to go there, some of the column’s comments are as scary as the post itself. ( Link HERE)

The following video was obtained there, though I used the YouTube address to embed it. We continue to blur the lines between science fiction, and reality at a frightening pace.  Other facets related to this below this video.

People are getting microchip implants in the back of their hands in an effort to make daily life a little bit easier

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The actual Mark of the Beast cannot show up until the Antichrist comes on the scene after the Rapture of the Church. But it sure is getting close…

It’s something you’ve likely seen in the movies — it’s something you may not know is also happening in real life.  From opening doors to making contacts to sending emails — a growing group of people are all-in.

People here in the Twin Cities are embracing the extra-personal technology. Set in the far-off year of 2021 is the 1995 film “Johnny Mnemonic.”  A movie that inspired a boy named Tim Shank, growing up in Indiana.

 

…and beside me there is no God”.  America would do well to wake up and acknowledge Him.

“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

 

As adults, the constant battle between flesh and spirit, our sinful nature,  all too frequently causes a reversion to ways we are supposed to have abandoned; to be blunt, backsliding.

History has shown how man vacillates; it is we who forsake Him, He is always faithful.  Recently, it was stated -online, and in a sermon I heard on Christian radio,- that there have been only around 250 years in recorded history that there was peace, with no wars or discord going on somewhere.

There is no nation, no race, group, or individual that is exempt.  Collectively, we are our own worst enemies.  When we don’t stay focused, and repeat the negative behavior we were supposed to have discarded; we are forced  to relearn the hard lesson all over again.

Throughout the Old Testament, God uses His people as that example. When they followed His ordinances, they prospered; when they instead followed the ways of the Gentiles, after repeated warnings, He allowed them to be subjugated.  Yet, when they turned their eyes toward Him, and cast aside the evil ways, He would redeem them:

 

But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”  Isaiah 43:1-2

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

 

“Modern” man is no different; mistaking those scriptural examples as an excuse to blame Jews for the world’s ills has been repeated many times since Christendom emerged;  in some cases, organized religion has perpetrated that twisted mindset.  Do not wonder why the issues we face today exist.  All knowledge, comes from our creator; however, knowledge without wisdom has had its results documented in history: man’s inhumanity toward his fellows.  The twentieth century was the bloodiest in history to date.

In my opinion, New Testament prophecies have nearly been fulfilled. We witness events with “front row center” seats.   There should be no surprise that the avalanche of technological discoveries, Apostasy, anti Semitism,  famines, pestilences, earthquakes and persecution of Christians are all on the increase, both in frequency, and intensity.  Conflicts, and threats are no longer occasional, isolated events.  They have become like a “dose of salts” we digest on a daily basis.  “…wars and rumours of wars”; Indeed.

 

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

 

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Exclusive: Joseph Farah chastises Christians who don’t appreciate the Savior’s Jewishness

Published: 02/20/2012 at 7:38 PM

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Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate.

If you believe the Bible, as I do, the return of Israel as a nation after 2,000 years is a greater miracle than all that occurred during the Exodus.

That’s what God says in Jeremiah 16:14-15:

“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

“But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”

 

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Think about that.

The reformation of the nation of Israel 64 years ago and the ingathering of dispersed Jews from all over the world is a greater miracle than all of the following:

  • the parting of the Red Sea;

  • the manna from heaven;

  • the water from rocks;

  • the giving of the law on Sinai.

I don’t think most Christians and Jews in the 21st century fully appreciate what it means to be witnesses to such an awesome miracle.

Sometimes when we read the Bible we scoff at the blindness of the ancient people to what was happening at the time. But I think we’re just as guilty as they were – if not more so.

The miracle of the ingathering is greater than the miracles of the Exodus. That’s not what I say. That’s what the Lord says. And it’s a miracle we have been privileged to experience firsthand. But that privilege comes with a responsibility – a responsibility to recognize what God is doing and to get behind that mighty work.

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We have too many Christians in America today who don’t get that. They are not standing with the children of Israel, our brethren whose covenant we experience and share by virtue of bring grafted in, as Paul explains in the book of Romans.

Christians who don’t appreciate their connection to this miracle are Christians who ultimately don’t appreciate the gift of salvation and the redemption offered to the whole world. They don’t fully appreciate who their Lord and Savior is – why He came and that He’s coming again!

They don’t appreciate where He’s coming.

He’s not coming to Washington, D.C., to rule the world. He’s coming to Jerusalem.

When and why is He coming? He’s coming at a time when Israel is facing disaster, and He’s coming to save Israel.

Replacement theology is not only a dangerous theology. It is a shallow one – one that tried to render most of the Bible as irrelevant and portray God as a covenant breaker who changes His mind and even His personality.

But today much of the church is confused about who we are as believers and the rich biblical heritage that serves as the foundation for our faith and our hope.

Some Christians aren’t sure our Savior is coming back at all – let alone that He’s coming back to Israel to save it and preserve it.

Some Christians are confused about whether the modern miracle of Israel is truly a manifestation of prophecy at all.

Some Christians even see more connection between their faith and Islam than they do between their faith and Judaism, even though Christianity makes no sense except in the context of the messianic promise from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

It would behoove all of us as believers to read and study the rich and abundant scriptures dealing with the Second Coming, because I suspect there will be believers unprepared and caught unawares.

Many people missed His first coming because they were looking for a conquering king. I suspect many Christians will not recognize the conquering king when He returns because they will be looking instead for the suffering servant.

What is Yeshua going to do when He returns?

The Bible tells us He’s going to mete out justice. His garments are going to be stained in blood. He’s going to destroy nations. He’s going to enforce His will with a rod of iron.

Are we prepared for that Yeshua?

He’s going to judge individuals and nations, as we learn in Matthew 25. The nations will be divided into sheep nations and goat nations largely on the basis of how they treated His precious Israel.

He will bless those that bless thee and curse those that curse thee.

Our Christian faith – and our very redemption – is constructed on a foundation of promise by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Without an understanding and appreciation of that connection, our faith doesn’t even make sense. Our savior did not just spring up spontaneously one day in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago without expectation. He came as the long-awaited Jewish messiah, the King of the Jews, out of the line of David, and He will eventually rule on David’s throne for 1,000 years in the future.

By the way, He didn’t come to start a new religion called Christianity. He came to fulfill the law and the prophets and offer Jews and non-Jews alike salvation.

If you believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, you will also acknowledge that when He returns you and I and other believers are going to be keeping the Sabbath and observing the Feast of Tabernacles. We will be visiting Jerusalem regularly – and if we don’t we won’t get any rain. I think some Christians are going to be shocked at just how Israeli-centric our life will be in the millennial kingdom.

How many Christians in America today really understand just how Jewish our Savior and our God really is? He won’t be eating ham sandwiches at the church potluck.

How many of us will recognize Him when He returns?

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