Lady Serpentine…

ladyserpentineSketched this out a few days ago.  For other examples of some work I’ve done, you can check out my online portfolio here.

I am “launching” a simple graphic design brand with the intentions of using my artistic endeavors towards helping spread the Truth in whatever simple, pro bono ways that I can.  I am not attempting to make money in this, however I would simply ask that none of the images be used without consent.  Thank you very much.

If anyone is looking to get some assistance with design/graphic/layout/whatever work, let me know and I’ll see what I might be able to do for ya…

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Total Saturation…

covers The above is an assortment of album covers all of which contain some type of illuminati eye/pyramid symbolism.  While a few of them date back to the 60’s – 90’s, the vast majority of them are found on albums released in the 2000’s and beyond (i.e., post 9-11…), a little factoid which I find quite interesting and rather telling.  I compiled this little montage after some conversations I’ve been having with a friend lately, talking about music (a passion we both share) and all the various occult elements and symbolism that can be found and just the whole broader topic of how the Enemy has influenced the music industry and used it for his agenda.  Always a fun topic.  Finding cd covers with artwork containing occult symbolism somewhere in them is of course incredibly easy to do nowadays, and I suppose that is the overall point.  In fact, the site where I discovered a lot of these ones on also included a ton of covers which simply feature a photograph of a single eye on them, as in maybe you could only see half the person’s face, or something like that.  Certainly there are quite obvious examples involving things like Lady Gaga or someone like that covering one eye, or the pictures we’ve all seen of entertainers doing the pyramid/finger thing around an eye, but does that mean every album cover featuring a single eye was doing it on purpose?  I wouldn’t think so, but anyhow, the more you stop and look into things, the more you start to realize just how heavily saturated not just the music industry is, but all of pop culture with all these layers upon layers of both overt and quite subliminal messaging and symbolism…

So shortly after the album cover search, another friend reposts some excellent videos from a blog called Round Saturn’s Eye, where wouldn’t you know it, he’s talking all about this kind of stuff.  And not just from the perspective of someone like myself who is learning about it all from the “outside”, but a guy who came to believe in the true Jesus after personally navigating the marshes of the occult and spiritualist realms himself.  The video below is one of the first one’s I watched:
Latitude Festival 2010 - Saturday
Now… About 2 1/2 minutes into the video, he starts talking about all this 9-11/”ixxi”/gate symbolism, which was something I really hadn’t heard much about before, and how the “xx” represents the gate to Hades in between the masonic pillars and so on… I’m going to have to lthexxook into the “ixxi” thing a little more, because the one thing that did ring a bell was the fact that I know there is actually a band called “The XX”….xxxx All this time, I figured the “XX” was just another attempt to come up with a cool-sounding alt-rock sort of name, and never would have imagined that something like that could potentially have any sort of esoteric meaning attributed to it. You don’t look at the band overall and see any of the common blatant Satanic stuff found in so many of the well-known examples like Madonna and whatnot. It really DOES make me start to wonder just how much of the time I’m having occult symbolism shoved in my face without even having a clue? It’s one thing to see pyramids and devils horns and the like and react to it, but that is really just the beginning. The vast majority of it fills our ears and fields of vision daily without us ever noticing. It’s everywhere. In everything…

Even recently, I was unpleasantly surprised by a discovery I made about a video game that my kids are now super into called Minecraft. In case you don’t know, it’s a game that involves being able to dig/mine materials from an interactive world in order to build virtually anything you could think of. You can build little houses and castles for yourself, and in this sense it is very much just like a huge virtual game of digital legos, and since my kids are legofanatics, how could they NOT like a game like that? Okay, but then you can also play the game to where you build your fortresses/kingdom during the day, and then at night, all these creatures come out and try to get ya. Zombies and wolves and “Creepers” who blow up, etc. K big wup, that’s video games. The thing that made me stop and go “WHA…?”, was when I saw that one of the night-monsters was this creature called “Enderman”, which is clearly in both name and appearance a slapdash spin-off of the now infamous out-of-control internet meme known as “Slenderman”, the fan-fiction based demon figure whose crowd-sourced fictional mythology led to two very real murder cases.ender-slender

I mean, really??  I can’t even try to buy a simple and comparatively “safe” game for my kids to play without them having this kind of junk being pushed into their consciousness?  (I know, I know, some of you are possibly going “Well that’s what you get for letting your kid’s play video games”…)  Anyways.  Even though my family is fairly “sheltered” compared to most folks in terms of imbibing the flows of pop culture, the amount that still reaches us is significant, because the degree to which our society has become so totally saturated with not just “worldliness” and sin and so forth, but with outright occult programming, is simply off the charts.  For ages, these kinds of symbols and concepts and rituals were closely guarded secrets of the initiated few, cloaking them in secrecy in order to keep the public at large completely unaware of their existence.  But now it’s being puked into psyches like a tidal wave of Luciferic indoctrination, and the question almost becomes one of wondering what content out there, what music, what tv show, what movie, even what physical product sitting on the store shelf,  ISN’T infused with some layer of demonic iconography, rather than what is…

 

New World DISorder…

TRUTHSTREAM NEWS, EPISODE 1

Reposting this fantastic synopsis of so many current global events which I first saw over on Tim Clark’s stellar blog NoWorksSalvationApocalypseNow.

They pack a lot of info into this, and I was particularly fascinated by the segment that went into the “Arc of Tension”, which maps all the areas in the world where the Hegelian dialect approach to war/strife has been applied to break up existing countries and “cultivate the soil” so-to-speak, so the NWO powers can later swoop in and set up their own power structures. “Letters to the New World Order” is pretty hilarious too. Not bad for their first episode like this.

On a bit of a side-note, lately as I watch the ongoing crisis/turmoil going on all over the Middle East, with “Isis” running around slaughtering people and rapidly taking over portions of Iraq and Syria etc., well, I guess the way it’s being portrayed in the media, and “sold” to us as the gullible American public, as this quasi-army of terrorists, super-well funded, (and yet somehow the American government is unable to pin-point where their funding is coming from?) Anyhow… It almost makes me laugh. Because I can’t help but find myself seeing these images of masked marauders wreaking havoc and spreading evil in their wake as they spread terror across the world, because honestly, it is so unrealistic and unbelievable from a historical and rational point of view, but instead the exact same thing I grew up watching in cartoon form every afternoon after school… The “Joes”, our American Heroes, were always fighting “Cobra”, an “evil terrorist organization”, that seemed to have no other aims that to destroy peace and freedom and the American way of life….
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They represented no one country, no people group, no governmental system… They followed a charismatic evil leader.  They always wore masks… They were the “bad guys” who kids growing up in the Eighties were conditioned to want to go and fight. Then, of course, in 2009 they come out with movie version remake called “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”.

Hmmmm. Maybe 2014 could be called “The Rise of Isis”….  The more I see how common and obvious the “programming” really is, the more disgusting it becomes to me.

Surprisingly Astute Assessment of the Institutional Church from Infowars.com

State-Run Churches Caught Red-Handed

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State-Run Churches Caught Red-Handed
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by Chuck Baldwin | Infowars.com | August 11, 2014

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George Barna is the foremost researcher of modern Christianity in the country.

He recently spoke about a two-year research project studying why modern-day pastors and churches are so silent regarding political issues. The result of his research only confirms what I have been trying to tell people for years. But there was one thing his research uncovered that did somewhat surprise me. OneNewsNow.com covered the story:

“On Thursday, George Barna–research expert and founder of The Barna Group–shared with American Family Radio’s ‘Today’s Issues’ about new information he’s compiling at American Culture and Faith Institute over the last two years, gauging where theologically conservative pastors are at politically.

“‘What we’re finding is that when we ask them about all the key issues of the day, [90 percent of them are] telling us, Yes, the Bible speaks to every one of these issues. Then we ask them: Well, are you teaching your people what the Bible says about those issues?–and the numbers drop…to less than 10 percent of pastors who say they will speak to it.’

“When researchers ask those pastors what else they are willing to do to get their people active in the political process, Barna said ‘it’s almost nothing.’

“‘So the thing that struck me has been that when we talk about the separation of church and state, it’s that churches have separated themselves from the activities of the state–and that’s to the detriment of the state and its people,’ stated the researcher.”

That 90% of America’s pastors are not addressing any of the salient issues affecting Christian people’s political or societal lives should surprise no one–especially the readers of this column. It has been decades since even a sizeable minority of pastors have bothered to educate and inform their congregations as to the Biblical principles relating to America’s political, cultural, and societal lives. But the part of the research that did somewhat surprise me was this statement by Barna: “What we’re finding is that when we ask them about all the key issues of the day, [90 percent of them are] telling us, Yes, the Bible speaks to every one of these issues. Then we ask them: Well, are you teaching your people what the Bible says about those issues?–and the numbers drop…to less than 10 percent of pastors who say they will speak to it.”

Did you get that? Ninety-percent of America’s pastors say they KNOW that the Bible speaks to all of these issues, but they are deliberately determined to NOT teach these Biblical principles. That is an amazing admission!

It would have been one thing if the pastors had said that these political issues were not relevant to scripture, and, therefore, they didn’t feel called to address them. But the pastors are admitting that, yes, they KNOW that the scriptures DO relate to our current political issues, but they are deliberately choosing to NOT teach those scriptural principles. Holy heads-in-the-sand, Batman!

I confess: this statistic caught me off-guard. So, we can forever dismiss ignorance as justification for pastors remaining silent.

Now, all of the church members out there who have been forgiving of their ministers for not speaking out on the issues by saying things like, “He really doesn’t understand what’s going on,” need to reevaluate their leniency–if they are intellectually honest, that is–and if they truly care about the future of their country.

Church member, admit it: that pastor of yours who refuses to speak out on the issues KNOWS the Bible speaks to these issues, and he is DELIBERATELY refusing to teach those Biblical principles to you and your family.

So, we are not dealing with IGNORANT pastors; we are dealing with DELIBERATELY DISOBEDIENT pastors. They are PURPOSELY CHOOSING to remain silent. Will that make any difference to the Christians in the pews who say they want their pastor to take a stand but are willing to overlook his “ignorance?” Probably not. But, at least, we now know what the real issue is, don’t we?

The report goes on: “Why the disconnect? According to Barna, the answer is simple. He suggests asking pastors how someone would know if their church is ‘successful’–which he did.”

“‘There are five factors that the vast majority of pastors turn to [when asked that question],’ he explained. ‘Attendance, giving, number of programs, number of staff, and square footage.’”

There you have it: pastors are more concerned about being “successful” than they are being truthful. They believe if they tell their congregations the truth, their churches will not be “successful.” And it is so refreshing to see Barna directly ask pastors what “success” means to them. So, now we know (as if we didn’t know before; but, at least now there is definitive research to back it up). The vast majority of pastors believe church success lies in:

*Attendance

*Giving (money)

*Number of programs

*Number of staff

*Square footage (of facilities)

Shazam! Where did pastors come up with this definition of “success?” You know where: from men such as Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, et al.

The megachurch phenomenon of the last several decades transformed how pastors think and behave. Pastors read the “successful church” books and publications; they attend the “successful church” conferences; they watch the “successful church” videos, etc. They, then, try to mimic the tactics and strategies they have been taught. And if there is one constant theme promulgated by the likes of Osteen, Warren, and Hybels, it is pastors must avoid controversy like the plague. Again, one must realize that the goal is NOT being faithful to Biblical principles; the goal is building a “successful” church as noted above.

It is time for Christians to acknowledge that these ministers are not pastors; they are CEOs. They are not Bible teachers; they are performers. They are not shepherds; they are hirelings. It is also time for Christians to be honest with themselves: do they want a pastor who desires to be faithful to the scriptures, or do they want a pastor who is simply trying to be “successful?” BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF, CHRISTIAN FRIEND.

Barna’s research blows the “ignorance” excuse out of the water. Again, it is not ignorance; it is deliberate disobedience.

Barna goes on to say, “Now all of those things [the five points of success listed above] are good measures, except for one tiny fact: Jesus didn’t die for any of them.” Wow! You nailed it, George!

See the report here:

Barna: Many Pastors Wary Of Raising ‘Controversy’

Where do you find anything in the New Testament that measures a pastor’s success by the number of people attending his church? Or by how large his offerings are? Or by how many programs his church has? Or by how many staff members he has? Or by how large his facilities are? In fact, the early New Testament church didn’t even own property or buildings.

When the Apostle Paul listed his ministerial pedigree, here is what it looked like (II Cor. 11):

*Stripes above measure

*In prisons frequently

*In deaths often

*Beaten with rods

*Stoned

*Perils

*Weariness

*Painfulness

*Hunger and thirst

*Cold and nakedness

I don’t see attendance, offerings, programs, staff, or square footage in that list at all, do you?

When Paul wrote his own epitaph, it read, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4:7). He didn’t say, “I had a large congregation, we had big offerings, we had a lot of programs, I had a large staff, and we had large facilities.”

In the world of Osteen, Warren, and Hybels (and 90% of America’s pastors), the Apostle Paul’s ministry must have been a dismal failure. And how many church pulpit committees would even consider the pastoral résumé such as the Apostle Paul wrote above?

Please understand this: America’s malaise is directly due to the deliberate disobedience of America’s pastors–and the willingness of the Christians in the pews to tolerate the disobedience of their pastor. Nothing more! Nothing less!

Oh, and get this: according to the survey conducted by Barna, guess what the number one reason is why pastors choose to be “successful” and not “controversial?” You guessed it: fear of the IRS 501c3 tax-exempt status. Who would have thought it? (Yes, that question is deliberately facetious.)

The release of this research by George Barna could not have come at a more opportune time. I announced just last week that we have officially launched the Liberty Church Project, whereby we will be helping people around the country to establish non-501c3 churches. I invite folks (pastors or laymen) who are serious about starting new non-501c3 churches–or helping to resurrect patriot pulpits within existing churches–to fill out our online application. We already have several groups that we intend to help and are looking for others. If you are someone who is serious about such an endeavor, and seeks our assistance, please fill out the online application here:

Liberty Church Project

And, in case you missed it, here is my column announcing the launch of the Liberty Church Project:

We Are Launching!

I want to commend George Barna for his research. I suspect that the vast majority of pastors and churches will ignore it, but, at least now we know the painful truth of the matter: by in large, pastors are deliberately choosing to not teach Biblical truth to their congregations for the selfish goal of being “successful.” But as we come to grips with this reality, we must also acknowledge that pastors are simply (and shamelessly) putting their fingers to the wind and finding that the people in the pews are more interested in their churches being “successful” than faithful to the teaching of Holy Scripture. As Barna noted, it is the churches, themselves, that have chosen to separate from the political affairs of their country.

In the end, it always comes down to We the People, doesn’t it? If you want a church where the pastor is willing to teach the Biblical principles that relate to our everyday lives–including our political lives–you might have to vote with your feet and go find one. That is, if that kind of thing is truly important to you.

Reposted from: http://www.infowars.com/state-run-churches-caught-red-handed/

Pyramid Schemes…

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“Most people have found the Illuminati in things that have come to pass. People have found in it the occult, and mistakenly they have said “Aha, the Illuminati is the Occult”. Then they have found it in the Masons and they have said “Aha, the Illuminati is the Masons”. Then they’ve found it in politics and they said, “Oh it’s politics” or they found it in the international banking system, or they found it in Zionism, so they list it as just being that…

Actually, it is ALL these things, and much more…” – John Todd

Lately I have been in a lot of discussions which in some way or another tie into the question of just who/what/where is really the one responsible for all the conspiratorial shenanigans we see going on all over the world right now in so many ways.  Perhaps that has something to do with me, and my tendency to look through virtually everything through the conspiratorial/NWO lens, but I suppose I really can’t help that or apologize for it at this point!  (Once you pop that red pill man, it’s hard to unsee what you now see…)  But, inevitably, in these discussing the realities of geopolitics and propaganda and shadowy-governmental “stuff”, this really does become one of the most pressing questions…  WHO exactly, is behind it all?  (If in fact, there is anyone at the “top of the pyramid” at all, and it’s not all just a random series of events being pushed along by generic, base motives such as greed and lust for power, etc… )  Yeah right!  Ok I’m not going to spend time arguing for “big C” conspiracy, I believe there is enough evidence for that if anyone is willing enough to see it.

But who, then, are the ones ultimately “pulling all the strings”?  Just who are the “elites”, the Oligarchs, the puppet-masters?  Is it the Rockefellers? The Rothchilds?  The Luciferians?  The “fake Jews”?  The “real Jews”?  The Jesuits?  The Royals?  The Bushes? The Bonesmen?  The Pope? The CFR?  How about the Freemasons?  Rosecrucians?  Bildebergers?  Bohemian-Grovers?  Trilateralists?   Theosophists?  Kabbalists?  New Agers?  Crowley-ites..?  What about Reptilians? The “Annunaki”?  Greys?  Alpha-Centaurians?  Extra-terrestrials? Extra-dimensionals?  Nazis?  Communists?  Capitalists?  Central Bankers?  Eugenicists?  Radicalized Islamists?  Radicalized anti-radical-Islam “Christians”? The Zionists..???

Easy answer…  YES!

Ok, ok, I know.  That’s dumb.  Most people who see that something beyond what we are told on the evening news is going on are most likely familiar with most of these groups, and understand that most likely all of them are some involved in some way.  So, the REAL question of course would have to be, “But WHO is at the TOP…?”  Who is the one calling all the shots?  The true “CEO of Evil Inc.”?

Only the Word of God shows us who…

2 Corinthians 4:4 “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.”

John 8:43,44 “Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Every lie.  Every false belief system.  Every cult.  Every “mystery school”.  Every form of idolatry.  Every kingdom that has been set up on earth since mankind left the Garden, other than the one that Jesus opened when He rose from the dead, belongs to, and is run by, the fallen cherub.

There are many people in churches and such who would on some level give assent to this idea, the way I once did, believing it in a very weak, vague form, but not truly appreciating the literalness and pervasiveness of this reality, and in such a state it is ever so tempting to constantly seek out the human sources of the what is being perpetrated upon us, instead of the higher, spiritual one.  But the fact is, that no matter how “high up the food chain” you go in Satan’s hierarchy, one thing must be remembered, it is still Satan’s hierarchy!  Do we really think that the Devil rewards any of those who serve him in the end?  He has no eternal rewards to GIVE.  Only temporal ones, which are in fact no true “rewards” at all, only carrots-on-sticks, tools of manipulation used to seduce men and women into serving him and carrying out his wishes until they are no longer useful, and then cast aside.  Cast, into hell…  Where he ultimately longs to see them go.

This is why I actually really like one particular part of the movie “The Dark Knight”.  Overall, not a fan of the film.  (I actually think the whole Batman thing is pretty corny at best, and full of all sorts of illuminati-programming junk at worst…)  BUT, the sequence in the beginning of the movie which shows the Joker pulling off a bank heist with his goons is possibly one of the best depictions of the mind of Satan, and how he really rules his “kingdom”, and regards his “subjects”.  It’s a tad violent, (ok, more than a tad), but then again, I’m using it as a depiction of Satan, so I don’t see a huge conflict there.  Each goon has a job, a period of usefulness, and each goon gets used and betrayed.  To me, that is exactly how we should understand the way Satan has used, is using, and will use, every individual, every group, and every tangential “agenda” being used for his broader objective…

So which one of the “goons” made it to the top of the pyramid? Which one of them really outsmarted the others and clawed their way to the top?

In the end, none, and so shall it eventually be will every single one of Satan’s “illuminated” goons as well…

Carolyn Hamlett, a woman who came to know Christ after growing up in a generational-occult family and saw from the inside how the “organization” worked, says this in a recent blog post:

 One of the tactics being employed by the enemy is to convince people that God has the characteristics that are actually the characteristics of Satan. Satan is the egotistical tyrannical worship hungry entity craving to lord over you. Those who think Satan/Lucifer isn’t a tyrant and doesn’t expect their worship will be dead wrong.  It is Satan/Lucifer’s intention to have you worship him and only him. 

For those of you who think that this NWO is a conspiracy “theory”, or that it has nothing to do with spiritual matters, you are flat out living a delusion and are already a victim of the very conspiracy you have been deceived into believing does not exist. 
“The Plan” I speak of…what is it?
“The Plan” is actually a HUGE conspiracy composed of many small conspiracies carefully designed to trick humanity into following Satan’s plan. I didn’t name it “The Plan”, the author of it named it “The Plan”.   If you don’t like the term “conspiracy”, you are already a victim of the very organization implementing “The Plan”.  Allow me to re-educate you…to remind you of the original meaning of the word, “conspiracy”. 
A conspiracy is the same thing as a deception.
A conspiracy is simply a deception being orchestrated by more than one person. Satan is the CON of all cons and the author of the greatest CONspiracy of all.  Lucifer/Satan named the conspiracy “The Plan”.
I have listened to Carolyn giver her incredible testimony of being saved out of serving the Darkness and have benefited greatly from her understanding of the expanse of Satan’s grip over ALL the various arms/legs/tentacles of the big nasty beast we call “the New World Order”.  I highly, HIGHLY, recommend her material!

Oh, Amerika…

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So yesterday I was listening to the latest podcast by Chris White, where he is talking about a few different topics, one of which being the whole question of whether or not we see America being any kind of “player” in the Last Days…

He has some good things to say about the matter, but then shortly after this I went and read these incredible comments left by Deidre on her recent post: God Will Allow False Signs And Wonders.

Perhaps I could just go ahead and repost the entire article, because everything she has to say here is just phenomenal. I’m honestly still taking it all in. One of the main things she mentions which really resonated with me was this idea of the United States being analogous to the False Prophet, and Israel being analogous to the Beast. Now, I will say that I still do believe that there will be coming two literal figures who will be the Beast and False Prophet, but as with so many other instances of scripture, I definitely accept this idea of there being the possibility of several layers of fulfillment.

The idea that the U.S. could be justly labeled as the “False Prophet” for Israel has merit, to my thinking, for anyone who understands much about the “New World Order” and all that has already occurred over the past couple hundred years in the “New Atlantis” we call America, and all that has been done through it to bring about the creation of political Israel by these same oligarchical, Luciferian puppeteers. So, as I was listening to Chris White talk about how we can’t really say for sure whether America will “be around” during the Last Days, because we don’t know just what might occur in the near future in terms of political upheavals and the progression of globalization, the possible creation of things like the “North American Union” or other large geo-political blocs or “regional concentrations”, etc., this thought occurred to me… Even IF America suddenly was wiped off the map tomorrow, and did not continue on in any form, did not become part of any coalition or union or anything, but was just GONE and done, it would STILL have played probably THE most significant role in the creation of political Israel in 1948 and the overall installation of the “beast-system-infrastructure” around the globe… So, in that sense, regardless of just how America “fits in” the Last Days events in terms of all the Middle Eastern wars and everything else, I already see it as being a “player”! It’s already had a bigger impact on the rest of the world than any other nation in terms of pop culture, entertainment, technology, government policy, economics, military expansion, over the 20th Century, and into this one. Hands down. Ok, so, all that being said, now read what Deidre wrote about America being a “type” of Babylon….

To me, the Bible is the most intriguing book b/c it is made up of many books inspired by Spirit filled people. And because there is no depth, nor end to the beauty and majesty and power and wonder of our LORD, the Bible is like an onion, with layers upon layers of understanding and not just natural man type understanding but spiritual understanding.

I believe America is a TYPE of Babylon. According to 1 John 5:19 the WHOLE world lies in wickedness. Many want to pin the ‘blame’ on the Vatican or Israel or Russia or whatever. Babylon is the whole world. The seven hills are the seven continents. Mountains are an allegory for ‘governments’. FATHER even describes the false church as a she (even though she is practically run by mostly men) and a whore.

When JESUS rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (a beast of burden), I believe HE was showing us a parable. Our flesh is a beast of burden: our spirit self lives inside this beast-it fights against us and thus is a burden. What did Paul say?

Romans 7 14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

The flesh is a beast!!! How many times I have wanted to kick myself or worse for the thing that I knew was wrong, but did anyways? Why? I know in my heart I want to serve JESUS, I want to be “pure”. But JESUS said, ‘Flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of GOD.” Phew!! Amen!!! Because if that was the case, we’d be a mess FOREVER.

So here is JESUS riding into physical Jerusalem on a beast. HE is on the flesh. Will we surrender to JESUS and let HIM ride upon our flesh all the way into Spiritual Jerusalem? HE said, HIS yoke is easy and burden is light, that HE would never put on us more than we can bare! But ride upon us HE must! There is no other way. HE not only died for our sins and bore them, HE showed us how we must approach this ‘physical’ life not being concerned about what we would eat, wear, or live. FLESH MUST surrender and DIE and it must do so ‘Willingly’. Wow!!! and that is the battle Paul speaks about.

What country declares (or did) its allegiance to GOD in the form of Christianity? America. What country has aligned itself the most with Israel? America. Why does Israel claim to be a nation?

Many people refer to Luke 21:29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

..as Israel becoming a nation. Ok so what if it is? But did JESUS say it was a GOOD thing? Is Israel a holy place? Are the Christ rejecting Jews holy? There are only two groups of people-save and unsaved. Period. Paul makes it so crystal clear that there are no titles– male/female, Jew, Gentile, or Greek. It does not matter if you are a eunuch!!! Ones physical state, nation, creed, color, is not the issue. Everything is Spiritual. When we talk about false signs and wonders–what does it matter if I raise someone from the dead, but they reject Christ? They are spiritually dead.

Do other nations of the world consider Israel to be the holy land? I mean its so holy they are ripping each other apart daily. It’s so holy there are gay pride parades, prostitution, adultery, witchcraft etc…

Perhaps if we look at things from the view of allegory, maybe we would get a different perspective.

In one layer of prophecy Jerusalem WAS surrounded and sacked. JESUS warned it would be destroyed and destroyed it was. Is it true/accurate that Israel will be surrounded again in the near future and if so why? Luke 21 again. Who are the Gentiles? What is a Gentile? According to etymonline it is one who is not a Christian, and also one who is not a Jew. So, some faction, a group of non believers in GOD? Many times throughout the Bible, GOD would warn of something and it may not come to pass for days, months, years. The same happened with JESUS and HIS declaration that Jerusalem would be destroyed. That already happened.

So basically you’ve got a bunch of spiritually dead people, playing a lot of dead games. It’s all dead because it is all flesh. So can Israel be the beast? Or one layer of what ‘the beast’ is? Sure! It sure is fleshly!

I can’t tell you how much this explanation makes so much sense to me…  I’m beginning to think more and more that so much of the time, when we get into discussions and studies of prophecy and eschatology, we often get caught into thinking it’s always an “either/or” kind of choice, in terms of how something might be fulfilled, and we end up spending hours upon hours debating and trying to place one idea over another, when I think a lot of the time (maybe not all the time, but sometimes) there is the possibility that both perspectives carry a good degree of truth, and both forms of fulfillment have validity because prophecy, (like Deidre so eloquently puts it) can work on multiple “layers”.  I hope such a statement doesn’t come across as some sort of relativistic statement about truth, because I certainly believe that Truth is quite objective, and knowable, and not relativistic whatsoever.  Prophecy, I suppose, because it comes straight from the eternal, omniscient and infinite mind of a sovereign God, has to be allowed to work on such multiple layers, because God is certainly capable of weaving it all together, using true historical elements and events from the past to foreshadow and typify things yet to come, all within the realm of humanity that operates with true free will!  It blows my mind to really stop and think about how that can even be, but it’s true.  Anyhow, I could probably start a whole separate BLOG in which I did nothing else but talk about all the ways that Amerika has contributed to and been used by the NWO folks to push the AC agenda forward, but I won’t. 🙂