Saturday, July 8, 2017


"...He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes" (Jeremiah 10:10b).
The wrath of God is a scary thing. In 1 Chronicles 21, God's wrath was abundantly seen when King David disobeyed God and took a census of Israel. As punishment, God sent a pestilence that killed 70,000 Israeli men in one day.
In the future Tribulation, we know that God will pour out His wrath on all those who take the mark of the beast, as well as on those present on the entire earth.
Rev. 14:9, 10 "... "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God..."
Rev.16:1 - "And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the angels, 'Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth.'"
Believers living today in the Church Age, thankfully, have already been judged.
1 Thess. 5:9 - "For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
But until we exit this earth and receive our new glorified bodies, we must live on a fallen planet, (Satan's temporary sinful domain). He is called, "the god of this world" (2 Cor. 2:4); "the ruler of this world" (John 14:30).
And the problems coming from tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanoes fall on both believers and non-believers alike.
But where did all these weather problems come from that we have today? If the earth was good when it was created, these disasters would have had to come about after Adam sinned. It did, and our bad weather is rooted in sin.
Prior to Noah, the earth was so wicked that God decided to, in essence, start over. With the exception of Noah's family of eight, God destroyed the earth with a GLOBAL flood.
"The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered" (Genesis 7:19).
The word translated 'high" is a little awkward from the Hebrew to English. At first glance in English, it makes us think that the flood waters had to be as high as Mount Everest.
But the word in the Hebrew means "high place." And in reality, there were no high mountains yet. Prior to the flood, the weather was perfect on a perfectly created planet.
"God saw all that He had made and behold, it was very good" (Genesis 1:31).
"Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth;... But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground" (Genesis 2:5, 6).
Later, when God flooded the earth to deal with sin, the physical ramifications changed the weather. Here's how:
When God flooded the earth, the Bible says water came from both above AND below the surface of the earth.
Genesis 7:11 "... all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened."
It took a lot of water to flood this planet. Logically, "fountains" being plural; there were many places around the earth where water burst through the earth's surface in enormous amounts.
We see these water portals today as volcanoes. Often there is even a lake at the top of the volcano, formed from water below.
Flood water also came from the sky, and some Christian scientists have theorized that, prior to the flood, a huge vapor canopy engulfed the earth. The theory continues that this canopy filtered the sun's rays and that's why many people lived so long prior to the flood.
However, other scientists contend that a vapor canopy would have turned the planet into a greenhouse and therefore the water vapor theory, to them, has no credibility.
But regardless of how much came from above the earth, most of the water that flooded the planet came from below.
Genesis 7:19 - "The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered."
So the question is this: How did the water cover the "high" mountains?
The answer is that there were no extremely high mountains at the time of the flood. The high mountains we have today came after the initial flooding of the earth, as we will see later in this article
The first thing to realize is that over 70 percent of the earth is covered with water.
If the earth's surface was spread out perfectly flat, there's enough water in the oceans to cover the globe to a depth of about two miles!
When the earth was flooded from below, the tremendous amount of sediment released began to settle on the bottom. The heaviest particles settled first, then the next heaviest, continuing until the lightest dirt particles/sediment settled on top.
The result is that today, all over the earth where there is a visible cutaway of a mountain, you can easily see these layers. This is clearly seen in the picture below where the light chalky sediment is the top layer and the heaviest particles are at the bottom.
Evolutionists say these layers were laid down over millions of years. Of course they can't explain why the heaviest layers are at the bottom and the lightest layers are at the top.
But there are two "layerings" found all over the planet. This is because after the earth was flooded and the first horizontal layers were formed, God then moved the ground vertically to make the mountains and valleys.
"You covered [the earth] with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled. At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose; the valleys sank down to the place which You established for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass over, so that they will not return to cover the earth" (Psalm 104:6-9).
"Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps" (Psalm. 135:6).
So the newly laid down horizontal layers were pushed up, churning up the dirt in the water a second time. As would be expected, this second layering has the heaviest particles forming the bottom layers and the lightest layers forming the top layers-perfectly matching the Genesis flood story. Gray stone was at the bottom is the original creation bedrock. On top of the original creation rock, the angled layers are the layers formed from the "flooding from below."
Originally these layers were laid down horizontally, but were pushed up at an angle when God "raised the mountains and lowered the valleys."As the mountains were raised, it caused more turbulence in the water, which in turn, caused additional settling of layers. In the beginning, God created the earth, the original earth. Then God flooded the earth from below. Lots of dirt, rocks and sediment came up with the water from below.
Layers on top of the original earth were laid down horizontally from all that turbulence and debris as the water poured through the volcano portals to flood the earth. This is confirmed by the fact that the layers at the bottom have the heaviest particles and the layers at the top the lightest.
But then God "raised mountains and lowered the valleys." This again caused a tremendous amount of "dirty water and sediment" to be stirred up. And this sediment again settled to the bottom forming new layers.
Isn't it amazing that the secular geological display at the Grand Canyon confirms the biblical account of the worldwide flood about 5000 years ago?
Fast-forwarding to today, the Bible says the earth will never again be flooded, sealed with the rainbow in the sky. This is referred to as the "Noahic Covenant."
"... never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth" (Genesis 9:15b, 16).
But earthquakes are a different story. The biggest earthquake is still in the future.
Rev.16:18 - "And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty."
Rev.16:20 - "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."
Wow! In the future there is ONE earthquake bigger than any earthquake that has ever happened on earth. God will flatten the steep mountains. No wonder men will be weak-kneed as they see the wrath of God on full display.
But all things work together ultimately for believers. The high and steep mountains from Noah's flood cause irregular wind patterns on the earth. As the earth turns, the irregular and high mountains cause abnormal wind currents, which account for our weather problems today.
But when all the steep mountains are reduced to rolling hills from that HUGE earthquake, the world's weather will change also-back to what it was like before the flood.
Therefore, when Jesus returns to reign on the earth as King of kings, there will be no worries of tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes.
The Big Volcano 
There have been several earthquakes in the Yellowstone Park area through the years, and they're increasing in frequency in the last few decades.
It turns out that there is, today, one GIGANTIC volcano under Yellowstone National Park. It's not noticeable too much from the ground because of its size. The walls are miles apart and appear only as distant mountains. This volcano has had three massive explosions in the past...and geologists have found the remains of the debris fields of each eruption.
The largest Yellowstone explosion carried ash and debris 1500 miles, to Canada, Mexico and all the way to Mississippi. I'm not trying to be "Doom-and-gloom, the end is near." But it is interesting that we're probably in that window of the expected 4 fourth Yellowstone volcanic explosion, and maybe even past due!
And since we know that huge earthquakes ARE part of the Tribulation judgments, it is logical this COULD be part of the coming judgments.
Luke 21:11 - "And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven."
And if the Tribulation is near, so is the Rapture. Just saying...


We are witnessing very bizarre behavior in people. This is taking place globally in an intense unprecedented coordinated manner. It is becoming common knowledge that those who are rioting and relentlessly spreading hatred and violence are controlled by key players of the global elite-the criminal cabal determined to rule the entire world and destroy national sovereignty at any cost.

Watching the efforts and behavior of these frantic robotic-like agitators brings to mind another group of robotic-like beings described by the prophet Joel. .In Joel 2 we learn that an army of robotic-like beings, the "overflowing scourge" will strike  terror in Israel and throughout the Middle East. The prophet Joel saw and described these very peculiar creatures and their tactics which will take place, it seems-shortly before the Tribulation begins. Keep in mind that in the following verse Joel stated: "For day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand" [certain]. The "day of the Lord" is in reference to the Tribulation.

Joel 2:1-11:

"Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound the alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations.

A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns; the land is like the Garden of Eden before them. And behind them a desolate wilderness; surely nothing shall escape them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; and like swift steeds so they run. With a noise like chariots over mountaintops they leap, like the noise of flaming fire that devours the stubble. Like a strong people set in battle array.

Before them the people writhe in pain; all faces are drained of color. They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; everyone marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down, they run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.

The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and the moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. The LORD gives voice before His army. For His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?"

The army of freakish beings described by Joel continues into the Tribulation for an unspecified period of time. (This army is not related to the demonic hordes referenced in Revelation chapters nine or sixteen.) When the Antichrist advances to power he may very likely dominate and take control of the overflowing scourge, promising to stop the onslaughts of the robotic-like beings, which may lead to Israel signing the prophesied covenant.

It seems that the Antichrist will keep the overflowing scourge tame but for only a limited time. When the nation of Israel signs the covenant with the Antichrist, they may be given the impression that he will hold back the overflowing scourge:

"Because ye have said, 'We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves'" (Isaiah 28:15).

"And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week [7 years]; but in the middle of the week [3.5 years] he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate" (Daniel 9:27).

It is the signing of this covenant that actually begins the Tribulation. The Antichrist adheres to the stipulations in the covenant for a time, but then allows the overflowing scourge to take up its crusade of terrifying and brutalizing Israel as well as other Middle Eastern nations:

"Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through you will be trampled down by it" (Isaiah 28:18).

Today we are witnessing the steady rise of demonic activity manifesting itself in various ways. An infusion of lawlessness tyranny and ruthless atrocious criminal activities are undeniably present, becoming more commonplace-a frightening picture of a world moving toward the coming Antichrist's reign of terror. It is only a matter of time until the Tribulation years begin.

Even some secular analysts are chiming in and commenting that never before in their lives have they seen such extreme anti-American hatred; such intensified lynching of traditional Judeo-Christian values and constant vilification of an American president. Never in American history has a president been subjected to such incessant ridicule, disrespect, vicious vulgarities and death threats.

Many good people can see this is all part of the globalists' plan to take down America. President Trump stands in the way of these obstructionists, and we must stand behind him and give him our full support.

I find it remarkable that people from socialist-infested countries inject themselves into our nation's affairs, expressing their hatred to those of us who we want our president to succeed. What business is it of theirs? In addition to the aggressive left in this country, people from socialist/Marxist leaning countries are saturating the Internet with ridiculous hateful tirades toward President Trump, and against all others who want our country to be free of unconstitutional rules and regulations.

How dare we be Americans in our own country with a president who is actually working for the betterment of our country, and not working deceptively behind the scenes against the American people?

The easily manipulated weak-kneed masses and defenders of globalism are trying to shame our pro-American president and all patriotic Americans into buying into their one world order "utopia" scheme. They want to shame us for holding onto and believing in "One nation under God" and rejecting the growing dangers that come with a nation with open borders and unruly criminal politicians.

Irrational rants abound, trying to destroy our way of life. But the American spirit and God's Spirit cannot be quenched. Our American way of life does not include going along with government overreach, and giving the fruits of our labor to others who are not willing to work (wealth redistribution).

Our American way of life means that every American citizen or legal resident has a chance to get an education, work and build a life based on one's own efforts, commitments and abilities. And when we mess up we deal with it by taking responsibility for our errors, and not blame others for our own missteps. We  pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, stand up tall and get going again.

Our American way of life does not mean that hard working people must be financially on the hook to support those who have an entitlement mentality and want (expect) a free ride-which includes the millions who have entered our country illegally, with no intention of assimilating into our culture. But that is exactly what the Democratic Party, sold-out Republicans and other globalists want for America; and they want to implement these same dynamics worldwide.

This is something that President Trump understands very well and the socialists/Marxists in this country and throughout the world are having a fit about it. They want our money and the power that comes with it. When people are independent of government handouts and can fend for themselves they cannot be controlled by unscrupulous politicians.

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord on June 1, 2017 reinstated the message of American sovereignty and leadership. It sent a message loud and clear throughout world that America is no longer willing to be used and drained of its resources while other countries, and primarily the select elitists of those nations-flourish-at our expense.

President Trump made that point very clearly when he gave his speech, spelling out the problems with participating in such an unfair alliance-which places an excessive, very unfair economic burden on Americans far above the other "participating" nations.

The Paris Climate Accord (like many other globalist causes) is nothing less than another way of  trying to rob resources from Americans-which would enable the globalist elite and other nation states to line their pockets with money that should be used for benefitting the citizens of the United States.

Obama was all too willing to take our country down the path of financial ruin (in many ways). He was doing a great job of "fundamentally transforming" (destroying) America. But God and the American people intervened and gave him and his godless Marxist comrades a going away present wrapped in the person of Donald Trump, our new president.

While he was still in the White House, Obama  alone, without any discussion with or consent from Congress, made a deal with other foreign nations that the USA would be part of the Paris Climate Accord. But his shoddy attempt to railroad Americans for his globalist cause, for the lie of the  so-called "greater good" of the entire world, was halted by President Trump. Finally, we have a president who is for the American people and is not afraid to stand up against intimidation and coercion.

The globalists, which includes the previous "president" and other leftist politicians are furious that  President Trump put a stop to their attempts to siphon Americans of their taxpayer money under the false notion that the rules, and regulations in the Paris Climate Accord would "save" the world from ecological disaster. Al Gore became extremely rich using similar lies to scare people into thinking the world was going to burn up if they did not hand over their money to his cause.

Notice the hypocrisy of the diehard "climate change" advocates-the celebrities and politicians who frequently fuel up their private jets and yachts, and travel in entourages of gas guzzling limousines and SUVs. I have not heard of any green-friendly economical tiny little "smart cars"  replacing those prized possessions.
Savvy students of Bible prophecy understand what we now see taking place is moving us closer to the rise of that prophesied world leader (Antichrist), who will deceive the world for a time. That means the Rapture/Tribulation are drawing near.

We are living at a time when dangerous threats are being made against those who do not go along with the leftist lunacy, the (progressive) Marxist agenda. Some of the threats are coming from paid "protestors," who are essentially doing the devil's bidding through the orders of their corrupt globalist bosses.

We see growing numbers of liberal activists from all walks of life (who comprise the maniacal left); they all contribute to the feeding frenzy of disinformation and character assassinations by spewing their venom daily. The anti-Trump propaganda, the attempts to shut down free speech are like nothing we have ever seen before in this country.

We must be careful not to jump to conclusions when we see our president dealing with nations like Saudi Arabia and assume he is suddenly working on the dark side, and accuse him of waltzing with the devil. Cautiously navigating his way in a dicey situation, assessing how to best handle a given circumstance to benefit of our country, would be a more discerning and accurate assessment.

When President Trump was surrounded by dozens of Arab men engaged in their cultural customs holding swords, was he supposed shout out loud?: "You are all of the devil, you Allah loving maniacs!" He may think that-but as the leader of the free world there is a certain amount of decorum he wisely displayed.
When President Trump gave his speech in Saudi Arabia he very boldly called on Arab leaders to condemn terrorist killings; to get it out of their culture. He firmly stated a biblical principle, that the ultimate end for those who participate in death and destruction would be judgment from God and that their souls would be condemned. (Not exactly the Paradise supposedly awaiting terrorist martyrs as taught in their Muslim culture.)

We cannot know all the details of what was going on in Saudi Arabia, and how our president was reading the situation while he was on their turf. But we can be sure he was on the side of liberty and working to protect Americans and all of humanity from the death cult of jihadist tyranny.

The same day President Trump withdrew our nation from the Paris Climate Accord, the White House issued a statement saying that President Trump was still committed to his promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but had made a decision to delay the move  (to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians), fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America's national security interests. The statement also emphasized that he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy; the question is not if that move happens, but only when.

Yet already some people are blasting President Trump's decision accusing him of going back on his word-without having a clue as to what his strategy is, and why he is delaying the move.  Our president has many times over expressed his intense desire and intention to quash Islamic terror. While in Saudi Arabia he appealed to the Muslim world to cooperate and help in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism.

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem will cause intense opposition from many in the Muslim  world. Wouldn't it be wise to eliminate as many demonically infested Islamic terror cells as possible with the cooperation of some Muslim allies while the embassy is still in Tel Aviv, and then make the move? That could very well be what our president is thinking. Donald J. Trump is a seasoned negotiator and deal maker. It seems to me he has thought through the best approach to moving the embassy; it sounds like it is a timing and strategy issue. We cannot be sure what is going on behind the scenes and we should not jump to conclusions.
Of course it is possible that President Trump is very hopeful that a peace" deal could be successfully negotiated between Israel and the so-called Palestinians. This should not be a surprise; he is in a very powerful position as the president of the United States and his intentions of good will should not be ridiculed.

But our president may soon find out that no matter what he tries to say or do, such a peace deal will fail to take hold. We don't know how much he understands about Bible prophecy or why he makes certain decisions; but it would be irresponsible and unfair to assume the reasons for the choices he makes, and even worse-generate unfounded assumptive accusations.

The intense evil behind the escalating chaos we see each day cannot be taken lightly; the spiritual warzone in which we live is plagued with the stench of the underworld-Satan's kingdom; a frighteningly brutal landscape of genocide. If it were not for Christ's blood sacrifice on the cross we would all be hopelessly lost.

Although we are observing unprecedented attempts to openly destroy our great nation and our patriotic president, we can rest assured that we are edging closer to the miraculous time when Christ calls us home to glory (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).  May the Lord God of Israel bless and strengthen all those who are in the front lines in this battle between good and evil.

Friday, July 7, 2017


 BY Jack Kelley

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6-7).

Even after years and years of answering questions about it, I am still amazed at how little most Christians know about what's ahead for the Church. I realize that many Church leaders have become earth centered, focused on meeting growth and financial goals in the here and now. In fact a recent Barna Group survey revealed that the top five indicators pastors use to judge their success are attendance, giving, number of programs, number of staff, and the square footage of their facility.

To me that's a shame because the Church is supposed to be a heaven centered organization focused on getting people ready to go there soon.
Bringing people into the kingdom and preparing them for eternity should be the Church's number one priority (Matt. 28:19-20). You would think it would at least be in the top 5 indicators of success, but it isn't.

Paul said we should fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, because what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Cor. 4:18). To me that means we should pay more attention to our next life than we do to this one. After all we're going to spend a whole lot more time there. The problem is, most Christians know so little about our next life that even if they wanted to focus on it they couldn't tell where to begin.

Therefore, I invite you to spend the next few minutes thinking about something that will have eternal significance to you; the unbelievably amazing destiny of the Church.

Where Do We Go Next?

Let's begin at the beginning. When Jesus died for our sins and rose again He freed us from the penalty thereof, giving us the assurance of eternal life with Him. This is not only true of the Church, but of all those who believed in a coming redeemer and died before the Church came to be, and all those who will come to believe in Jesus after the Church has departed. Hebrews 10:12 tells us Jesus offered one sacrifice (Himself) for all time. That covers everyone from the first man to the last.

Those who either lived in the time before the Church or will live in the time after it, were (will be) required to give evidence of their belief that Jesus died for them by obeying God's laws, and can suffer a lapse of faith, even to the point of losing their salvation. I assume you know this to be true about Old Testament believers. Matt. 25:1-13, Rev. 14:12, Rev. 16:15 tell us it's also true about post Church believers.

The only requirement God has imposed on people who live during the time of the Church is that we believe in the one He sent (John 6:28-29). What's more, He has accepted the responsibility for seeing to it that we don't suffer a lapse of faith and has put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come (2 Cor. 1:21-22) so we can't lose our salvation. This manifestation of His grace is unique to the Church.

Also unique to us is the authority He gave us to become members of His own family (John 1:12-13). He made good on this by legally adopting us as His children, brothers and sisters of Christ (Romans 8:29) and co-heirs with Him (Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:4-7).

At the same time, He chose to begin seeing us as we will be after we've been perfected, calling us "a new creation" (2 Cor. 5:17), "holy and blameless, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish"(Ephes. 5:25-27), and having the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21). He knows we'll be that way in the future, after He changes us from mortal to immortal, but He began seeing only the "future us" from the time we believed. He attributes our post salvation sins to the sin that still lives within us, and not to the perfect creation He now considers us to be (Romans 7:18-20).

These are the first indications that God looks upon the Church differently from any other group of humankind. If that was all He has done for us, it would be far more than we deserve. But in truth, it's only the beginning. The real differences will come into effect after He takes us to our eternal home.

Unlike Israel, the Church's destiny is not tied to a specific location on Earth. In fact our destiny is not on Earth at all. Our citizenship is in heaven, Paul said, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:20).

While at present the Lord's Kingdom is in this world, Jesus said it's not of this world (John 18:36). In other words we don't belong here. The Church has no homeland on Earth. We are sojourners in a foreign land, and our heart's desire should be to go home where we belong. That doesn't mean we can't have a good life while we're here. It means we should know that, even on its very best day, life here can't begin to compare with being home.

Home At Last

Our journey home will be a short one, and it will take many of us by surprise, although we've been warned that it shouldn't (1 Thes. 5:4). One minute we'll be here, going about our business, and in the next we'll be there, having been changed from mortal to immortal and from flawed to perfect in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:51-53).

Jesus said He will come back to take us to a place in His Father's house that He's been preparing for us ever since He left (John 14:2-3). This is where we'll be safely hidden away while His Father visits the most extreme series of judgments in the history of mankind upon the rebellious world (Isaiah 26:20-21). This series of judgments is called the wrath of God in the Bible (Rev. 6:17). It will take seven years to complete and the Lord promised to deliver us from all of it (1 Thes. 1:10, Rev. 3:10).

During that time the Church will experience a series of events that couldn't possibly be more different from those taking place on earth.  For the first time in our lives we will actually be face to face with the Lord and receive our welcome into the Kingdom, the voices of untold numbers of angels singing and shouting for joy ringing in our ears (Rev. 5:11-14).

We will have a joyful reunion with those whose spirits preceded us, and who will have received their resurrection bodies at the same time as ours were being changed (1 Thes. 4:16-17).

In describing this change John wrote, "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is" (1 John 3:2) and Paul said, "He will transform our lowly bodies so they will be like His glorious body" (Phil. 3:21). Try to imagine a glorious body just like the Lord's, with abilities comparable to His.

We will attend an awards ceremony called the bema judgment where the Lord will reward us for the things we did at His direction and in His strength during our time on earth (1 Cor. 3:10-15, John 15:5). Jesus called these rewards "treasure in heaven" and said we should be more focused on storing them up than we are on storing up treasure on Earth (Matt. 6:19-21). That old saying "we can't take it with us" is certainly true, but the Lord said we can send it up ahead.

Our relationship with the Lord will be formalized. The Bride of Christ will become the wife of the Lamb (Rev. 19:6-8, Rev. 21:9). We'll be seated at His right hand, above all the ranks of angels, assuming our role as co-regents with Him (Ephes. 1:18-21, Ephes. 2:4-7).

So This Is Where We Live

We'll be shown our eternal home, the New Jerusalem. From the description in Rev. 21 it appears to be extravagant beyond all known standards, being made of the purest gold and and precious gems. The overall dimensions of the New Jerusalem seem extravagant as well. It will be almost 1400 miles in length and width and just as tall (Rev. 21:16-17). If it was located on Earth it would be much bigger than Israel, as big as western Europe, and nearly half as big as the USA. At nearly 1400 miles tall, it would extend into space well beyond the upper atmosphere and be 4,000 times as tall as the world's next tallest building.

Based on these dimensions, I don't believe the New Jerusalem will be on Earth, but instead will descend out of Heaven at the time of the 2nd Coming into an orbit in close proximity to Earth. Some speculate it will be triangular in shape while others say it will be a cube, but the Bible does not reveal its shape. (If it was a globe it would be 2/3rds the size of the moon.)

Our home won't need either the sun or moon to shine on it because the glory of God will give it light. In fact the light from our home will be sufficient to provide light for Earth as well (Rev. 21:23-24). Remember, in Matt. 24:29 Jesus said the sun and moon would not give their light after the end of the Great Tribulation.  So we will be the light of the world after all (Matt. 5:14). There won't be a temple in the New Jerusalem because the Father and Son will be our Temple there (Rev. 21:22) just as we have been their temple here (1 Cor. 3:16).

The Bible doesn't provide any description of our individual quarters but from the general description of the city I think we'll find them to be just as opulent.

Some have asked why we will need such a spectacular home, and truth be told we probably won't. But remember, the kings of the Earth live in palaces that provide luxurious comfort far beyond their needs. Members of their families live in a way the rest of us can only dream about. How much more so should it be for the family of the King of the universe.

But more importantly, giving us only what we need was not the Lord's objective in building the New Jerusalem. Right from the beginning, His objective where the Church is concerned has been to demonstrate to ages yet to come the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephes 2:7).  And wouldn't you expect Jesus, one for whom cost is truly no object, to throw the budget out the window when it comes to building something that will express His love for His bride?

Some wonder how we'll occupy ourselves in our new life. The Bible doesn't offer any detail on this, probably because there is no way we could compare life here with life in the hereafter. Paul, who did get a glimpse of it, said;

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Cor. 2:9).

What we do know is that no group before or after us has ever been so blessed while on Earth, and His word tells us that no group before or after us will ever be so blessed in eternity. And the best part is we don't have long to wait to start receiving it all. You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah.


by- Geri Ungurean -

Now before anyone accuses me of playing "Pin the tail on the Antichrist" let me just say that I do believe that students of Bible Prophecy cannot help but take a hard look at the youngest leader of France since Napoleon Bonaparte.

Reuters reports him as saying he desires to reign as a "Jupiterian" president - "a remote, dignified figure, like the Roman god of gods, who weighs his rare pronouncements carefully."  Lofty words for the new president of France, wouldn't you say?Now before anyone accuses me of playing "Pin the tail on the Antichrist" let me just say Either we are looking at another Narcissist, or perhaps someone far more evil.

Emmanuel Bonaparte: Macron Declares He Will Govern Like a Roman God

French president Emmanuel Macron has declared he will govern France like Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods, shortly officials told the media his thought process was "too the newly elected president of France - wouldn't you say? complex" for journalists to understand.

Summoning over 900 politicians from both houses of the French parliament to a rare Congress at the palace of Louis XIV - the 'Sun King' - in Versailles.

Such assemblies are usually reserved for times of national crisis, but the former banker used his to threaten to overrule lawmakers with a referendum if they try to frustrate the "reforms" he wishes to impose on the legislature.

Reuters reports him as saying he desires to reign as a "Jupiterian" president - "a remote, dignified figure, like the Roman god of gods, who weighs his rare pronouncements carefully".

This bizarre statement of intent comes just days after Macron scrapped the president's tradition Bastille Day press conference, with an Elysée Palace official claiming the president's thoughts are "too complex" for journalists.

The 39-year-old's "complex thought process lends itself badly to the game of question-and-answer with journalists", the spokesman explained - prompting much mockery in the French press.

It has been speculated that Macron is keen to cultivate an aloof, almost imperial aura after being derided as a placeman for the unpopular socialist François Hollande, in whose government he served as economy minister, or as a poodle for Angela Markel, the German chancellor widely regarded as the European Union's driving force.

"You are the heir of François Hollande," scoffed nationalist rival Marine Le Pen during their head-to-head election debate. "We now call you Baby Hollande; Hollande Junior!"

She added that, whatever the outcome of the election, "France will be led by a woman: either me or Mrs. Merkel."

Much of the commentary on Macron's alleged natural submissiveness hints at his relationship with his wife - twenty-five years his senior - with Italy's larger-than-life former president Silvio Berlusconi teasing that he is "a nice lad with a good-looking mum".

Efforts by the EU loyalist to strengthen his public standing by picking fights with the governments of Central Europe, who have been resolutely defiant in the face of attempts by Brussels to impose compulsory migrant quotas on them, have been less than successful.

Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán gently dismissed him as "a new boy" who had yet to find his feet.

"Macron's entrance wasn't too encouraging, as he thought the best way to show friendship was to immediately kick Central European countries. This isn't how we do things around here, but he'll soon get to know his way around," he added.

Posing as the EU's champion against President Donald Trump has also backfired, with a pointed, public snub of the U.S. leader in favor of Angela Merkel and other Europeans at a G20 summit ending in embarrassment when the 70-year-old manhandled him with a powerful handshake.

Macron was clearly rattled by the exchange, granting a brief interview with journalists in order to emphasise that another handshake with President Trump - in which the Frenchman clung on for dear life - was a "moment of truth" in which he supposedly demonstrated that he "would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones".

From   This is a compelling article which someone is trying desperately to remove from the internet.  I had a friend finally get this as a pdf for this article.  Every time I attempted to access the piece on, it brought me to a dead end and would not allow me to finish the article.
Is the Geriatric Republic About to Marry Macron?

Something that was originally conceived as a grandiose pageant of poli4cal marke4ng will come to a conclusion next Sunday in France. A young man with an evident Oedipus complex who has never held a single elected office and who was almost unknown just three years ago is now preparing to fill the seat once occupied by Georges Clémenceau and Charles de Gaulle in the Élysée Palace.

Although it went unnoticed by the public, his campaign actually began back in June 2014. That was when Jacques Aliyah the recognized "éminence grise" of the Fifth Republic, first introduced his young protégé, at a Bilderberg Club meeting in Copenhagen. Back then, the latter was serving as the deputy secretary general to the president of France. But given President Hollande's dismal approval ratings at the time, he was advised to distance himself from his boss, which he did, resigning 10 days after returning from Denmark.

By that August, owing to a government crisis, Macron ended up as the economy minister for a period of 24 months, during which he was best remembered for having underpriced the powerhouse of the French high-tech industry, Alstom, when it was sold to General Electric, as well as for a string of scandals over the misappropriation of government funds and for forcing through an odious law written at Aliyahi's behest called "Equality of Economic Opportunities" (an innocent-enough sounding name for what was actually a crackdown on clan to emerge over the course of the almost six decades of the Fifth Republic's existence.

Their first "project" in a top government position was the French prime minister - and later president - Georges Pompidou, who began working for the Rothschilds in 1954. Interestingly, Pompidou was no expert in banking or finance, but this did not stop Guy de Rothschild (1909-2007) from appointing this man to head the Messieurs de Rothschild Frères bank despite his professional background as a high-school literature teacher. In the dramatic month of May 1968, Pompidou was directed by his bosses to issue a challenge to the founder of the Fifth Republic, Charles de Gaulle, in order to win his own entrance into the Élysée Palace the following year. In 1973 Pompidou passed a law that some spiteful tongues dubbed "la loi Pompidou-Giscard- Rothschild," under which private bankers gained de facto control over the French financial system.

Ironically, it was while Pompidou was in office that the famous writer and rebel Jean-Paul Sartre founded his celebrated leftist newspaper Libération in 1973, so that the French would finally have a periodical that spurned both big banks and advertising. But just over 40 years later, the banker Édouard de Rothschild became the biggest shareholder in the troubled Libéra4on, adding that newspaper to his media empire. As a result, just a glance at this single web page is enough to gain an appreciation for the magnitude of the "Macron-mania" that has been raining down upon the heads of the dispirited French in recent months from the pages of the Rothschild-controlled media.

Naturally Macron is a champion of pop-futurism. He is going to turn the French into the ideal nomads, à la Aliyah - a precariat class that has acquired a few skills and some passable English, but lacks a steady job, a reliable profession, a real salary, and a future. He spins fairy tales for French young people about the "creative class" - the dream of a degenerate civilization - but he fails to mention that the society of the future will have no use for all the slackers who vote for him. He is guided by the neoliberal premise that the main task of a declining state is to give its citizens the chance to ceaselessly change and adapt to the infamous global market, instead of doing anything at all to protect jobs, decent pensions, and the national interests. Therefore, the May 7 victory of yet another mousy little man that is being strenuously programmed by the media may well be the last in the history of the Fifth Republic - and it is certainly no harbinger of the Sixth. France is poised to step into the grave that has already been dug for her.

Macron became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque at the age of 30.  Mentored by the Rothschild family - this man certainly has no issues with self esteem.  As a matter of fact, if a new "Left Behind" movie was to come out, Emmanuel Macron could step into the role as Antichrist and pull it off quite brilliantly.

His first name "Emannuel"  means "God with us."  With the convergence of events within the last year lining up neatly with Bible prophecy; the entrance of this man onto the world stage is a bit too coincidental for me.

But, we will wait and see....

We are looking for Jesus Christ - our Blessed Hope. Those left behind will experience the wrath of God during the unspeakable horror of the Great Tribulation.
Shalom b'Yeshua,