Lawlessness shall multiply, and the love of many shall grow cold

Fred R. Coulter—December 16, 2017

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Greetings, brethren! Welcome to Sabbath services. Today you look at the world and the world is absolutely going crazy.

In an interesting article a man wrote about there's a war against everything and everybody against everybody else. He says:

The War Against Everything-Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis; (http://www.groundzeromedia.org/11-28-war-everything/)

There is a continued War on Terror, something I thought we gave up on years ago, and the ongoing war for truth…

Think about that! It's hard to find truth in the news. If it is, it's already tainted and colored to fit the agenda of whoever is bringing the news.

…facts, and transparency. It used to be the ongoing struggle for truth justice and the American way, but of course, that is what our grandparents fought for. All this stirring, discord, messaging and organizing guarantees nothing…

What he's describing is the lawlessness that's in the world. How is this lawlessness going to be? Exactly as Jesus said, because lawlessness shall multiply, and the love of many shall grow cold! That's precisely where we are in this war against many.

…but as an indicator of popular will and institutional opposition, it is indicating that America is edging closer to its mass psychotic break where domestic deployment…

of troops, getting close to it in Chicago

…will be an option to basically restore order in the country.

I know that I have warned of this before and when I did we had a few sporadic breakout of civil unrest under the watch of President Obama. Now the bigger conflict is in the planning and we have to be vigilant as several flashpoints are showing us that we are about to experience an abrupt change in the way we view ourselves.

How is all of this coming about? We'll talk about this in just a minute.

We are seeing an unprecedented beginning; one that feels like a haphazard civil war, but a civil war in which a lot of civil society is already passionately engaged against the government, against political philosophy, technocratic take over, sexual misconduct, drugs, religion, race, economy and the list goes on.

Then he covers a little more in detail on the inside of his article.

How does Satan work? He works this way: top down, bottom up, inside out! That's the mantra of the progressives and that is the battle plan of the communists, as well. It comes directly from Satan the devil.

We need to understand the things that we are looking at are not just the physical events taking place, but what is behind it. Also, many of these things have been prophesied and they are coming to pass. Many of these prophecies come in cycles and repeat and get stronger, and repeat and get stronger!

The Apostle Paul warned us right here; Ephesians 6:10: "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord…" That's what we have to do today because things are out there to just kind of move along and get along and take it easy, and kind of push all of these problems away from us. But they are going to affect us.

"…and in the might of His strength" (v 10). This is something that you cannot do at the last minute. This is something that you have to work at every day. Remember that what you did yesterday, that's fine; what you didn't do yesterday, repent of, and it's how you need to live your life today.

That's why it says in Heb. 4 and Psa. 95, 'Today, if you will hear His voice…' That is the Word of God, spoken and printed for us today. Will you hear?Notice, this has to be a complete thing, an active process all the time.

Verse 11: "Put on the whole armor of God…" Not part of it, not some of it—the whole armor of God—because Satan is always looking for a weak place. We'll see what happens when that occurs.

"…so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (v 11)—all of his crafty schemes. Remember that he always comes with a benefit. If you go his way, you'll receive a benefit from him. We know from Matt. 4 and Luke 4 that he has the power to give it. Did he not tell Jesus, 'If You'll worship me, I'll give you the power and glory of all the nations, for it has been delivered to me and to whomsoever I will, I give it'?

We need to understand, v 12: "Because we are not wrestling against flesh and blood…" There may be people out there doing it, but what is the power behind it?

"…but against principalities and against powers, against the world rulers of the darkness of this age… (v 12).

Who are the world rulers of the darkness of this age? The synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2-3)! They are the elitist of the world. It also comes into religion. We will also see it comes down even to the 'Christian' churches of this world.

"…against the spiritual power of wickednessin high places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God… [Paul says this twice] …so that you may be able to resist in the evil day…" (vs 12-13).

Every day can become an evil day. Not only resisting the satanic powers and the people that are out there under his influence, but also our own mind, our own thoughts.

"…and having worked out all things, to stand" (v 13). You stand:

  • in the Truth
  • in grace
  • in the love of God

or we can put it this way:

  • we walk in faith
  • we believe in hope
  • we live in love

That's how we are to conduct our lives!

Verse 14: "Stand, therefore… [he said already three times to stand] …having your loins girded about with Truth… [always the Truth, the Truth, the Truth] …and wearing the breastplate of righteousness"—the way of God, your relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

Verse 15: "And having your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace." Always looking to the Kingdom of God; looking to what God wants us to do.

Verse 16: "Besides all these, take up the shield of the faith, with which you will have the power to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one." That little missile of thought that comes flying in to your mind. It can come from:

  • a song
  • television
  • someone else
  • the spiritual power of a satanic demon in the area

Verse 17: "And put on the helmet of salvation… [guard the door of your mind] …and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; praying at all times with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and in this very thing being watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints" (vs 17-18). That's what we are to do.

I have a good number of articles here that I've been saving for a while to bring a little understanding on some prophecy and where we are and what's happening in the world.

Anti-Christians Discrimination Hits Home by Rob Pue, Nov. 9, 2017 (https://barbwire.com/2017/11/09/anti-christian-discrimination%E2%80%88hits-home/)

Whether you realize it or not, we are — right now — in the midst of perhaps the biggest culture war the world has ever seen.  Many church-goers do not realize this because they live in a "Christian bubble"…

You might rephrase it: they are deceived into the Christianity of this world.

Sidebar: I was watching John Hagee, one of the 'great Protestant' preachers who is very bombastic! He was giving a great sermon, well delivered, right down the line, and he got to talking about firstfruits. It seems as though that all of them now are asking for money. But he gave a very convincing case on firstfruits.

You first give to God, which is true. Then he talked about he firstborn, that all firstborn belong to God and you will either redeem it or you will sacrifice it. True! But the firstborn that goes to the priest is the one that belongs to God, the male. All your sons you will redeem.

Then Hagee brought out about the sacrifice of Abraham with Isaac, and how he was redeemed. It was very good. So, I thought I would watch a little more. Then he talked about the situation over in Palestine and Jerusalem. He says, 'God gave the land to Israel. It is the Jews' land.' Well that may be true for Jerusalem, but he doesn't know everything about Israel, so his knowledge is very clouded.

Then Hagee said, 'You trust God, because He will be able to provide for you, through His grace, His love, His intervention in your life, as long as you give to God first, and come to church on Sunday, the first day of the week. Then God will take care of Monday thru Saturday.'

How much Scripture can you quote that is true and then bring in a damnable lie? Everyone there clapped their hands, oh yes indeed! It's like anything else, if you leave off the most important part of the truth, you lie, regardless of how much truth you brought up to this point.

It was very interesting; yes there's a cultural war on everything!

(continuing Rob Pue):

But this natural world is beginning to smell awfully bad. Even those who are largely tuned out know instinctively that something is wrong. his is not the same world we grew up in. That which is truly evil is now called "good," and that which is good and decent is now called "evil."

Sounds like a little Scripture, let's read it. This is happening. We are seeing this, and this is why you have all of this war and turmoil going on. Always remember that the Word of God is absolutely, profoundly and always true!There is not one lie of the Truth! However, people can make it appear that there are lies by misapply the Scriptures. Or as John Hagee did in his sermon—it was a great sermon that he gave up to that point—but he labeled himself a liar and a false prophet. Now, here is how things are today:

Isaiah 5:11: "Woe to those who rise up early in the morning to go after strong drink… [or drugs or an evil cause] …who continue late into the night while wine inflames them! And the lyre, and the harp, the drum, and pipe, and wine, are at their feasts… [Friday night night-clubbing] …but they do not regard the work of the LORD. Yea, they do not see the work of His hands" (vs 11-12).

Notice that every single one of these is a woe!

Verse 18: "Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin with cart ropes; who say, 'Let Him hurry and hasten His work, so that we may see it; and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know!'" (vs 18-19).

  • you don't do it by mocking God
  • you don't do it by demanding God to show you

The way you understand the purpose of God is to:

  • repent
  • be baptized
  • receive the Holy Spirit
  • grow and overcome
  • live by every Word of God
  • continue persistently in that way

Verse 20: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" That's the way it is: top down, bottom out, inside out!

Verse 21: Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: who justify the wicked for a bribe…" (vs 21-23).

  • What do you think is going on in Washington, DC, right now?
  • Are they not justifying the wicked for a bribe?

"…and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!" (v 23).

Now we are going to see the cause of all of these various problems.

Verse 24: "Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame burns up the chaff; their root shall be like rottenness, and their blossoms shall go up like dust, because they have cast away the Law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel."

Isn't that what they have done? even in the churches? Yes, indeed! These Scriptures we've gone over before, but they tell us the problems that are prevalent everywhere. It happened in Jerusalem and Judea. Jeremiah had a 40-year ministry and warning for them there. It was a difficult situation, indeed! Here is what Jeremiah was to do, and we are to do in the things that we do and say:

Jeremiah 7:1: "The Word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 'Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this Word, and say, "Hear the Word of the LORD, all Judah, who enter in at these gates to worship the LORD"'" (vs 1-2).

That's what a lot of people think that they're doing on Sunday. They're not worshipping God. They may have a good amount of Truth or varying degrees of Truth, but it's all a demonic spirit with Sunday-keeping. Think about that.

You might say, 'Oh, those are such nice people, don't say that.' Well, who is the father of lies? Satan the devil!

Verse 3: "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.'" How many times did God offer repentance to them, but they would not take it?

Verse 4: "Do not trust in lying words, saying, 'The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.'" Today we say, USA! USA! USA! God bless America! We are God's people! But if we're God's people, should we not be doing the will of God? Think about that!

Verse 6: if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place…" What were they doing to shed innocent blood? We'll get there in just a bit!

"…nor walk after other gods to your hurt" (v 6). Every time you sin against God, it is to your hurt! Look at people's lives, are they upside down and backward? Turned inside out? Yes, indeed!

So, God says that if you do that, do what is right, v 7: "Then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever."

We're going to see that there are those children of Israel of the ten tribes of Israel that are having their land and their 'Christian Sunday religion' taken away from them, because they will not change.

Verse 8: "Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit." No lie will ever work! It may temporarily, but sooner or later an accounting must be given. Always remember that God knows!

Think of the sermon that John Hagee gave. Yes, there will be people who tithe and give money and continue to go to church on Sunday thinking everything is lovely and fine. But:

  • Are they really worshipping God?
  • How can you when God says that the seventh day is the Sabbath?
  • we are to remember it
  • we are to keep it

This results in this: Look at our land:

Verse 9: "Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know; and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered to do all these abominations'?" (vs 9-10). In other words, everything that we do that is against God is covered by grace.

Verse 11: "Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it,' says the LORD. 12: 'But now go to My place which was in Shiloh…" (vs 11-12).—and you see what 'I did because of their rebellion.'

Now we're going to cover the great sin of the United States of America, and of Europe; the great sin, state-sponsored murder!

Verse 30: "'For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight,' says the LORD. 'They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it. They have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire…'" (vs 30-31).

Back then they didn't have abortion, or very rarely. But they did a great lie: If you have a child and you dedicate this to God, and it's your firstborn, think how pleased God would be if you bring him to Molech and sacrifice him there! That's what they did! What are we doing today?

"…which I did not command them, nor did it even come into My mind" (v 31).

Now let's see that Jeremiah let it be known to the priests and the princes in a very dramatic way. Remember that Jeremiah was a priest.

Jeremiah 19:1: "Thus says the LORD, 'Go and get a potter's earthen jar, and assemble some of the elders of the people and of the elders of the priests. And go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom by the entry of Potsherd Gate. And there declare the words that I shall tell you. And say, "Hear the Word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and people of Jerusalem. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, which shall cause the ears of him who hears it to tingle'" (vs 1-3).

Think about all of the disasters and terror attacks that have happened right here in America, and add to that: in Europe and all of the Middle East. We're different than the Muslims; they have been raised up to correct us. Why? Do you want God to come down here and correct you in all of His fury? No! Here's why:

Verse 4: "Because they have forsaken Me, and have profaned this place and have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents"—in the high places, to Molech!

Now, when you read about King Solomon you will understand. He set it up for this take place.

Verse 5: "They have also built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I never commanded nor spoke, nor did it come into My mind."

Then God told them IF they would repent and keep the Sabbath and stop all of the child-sacrifices He would let them stay right here in Jerusalem and Judea and would not exile them.

Now let me give you some information concerning how they use the tissue from aborted fetuses, which they still sell. 'Oh no, we don't sell it, we donate it and then they help fund us.' Deceitful!

One of the Most Inexcusable Vaccine Revelations of All... July 10, 2011 (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/10/this-shocking-fact-is-never-disclosed-on-any-vaccine-informed-consent-form.aspx?e_cid=20110710_SNL_Art_N)

What did God say? If we leave Him, turn our backs on Him, we'll be cursed in everything we do!

Former drug company scientist Helen Ratajczak recently created a firestorm of debate from all sides of the vaccine-autism issue when she published her comprehensive review of autism research. This is a massively important study, for more than one reason. One element brought to light that has managed to stay well below the radar is the use of aborted embryonic cells in vaccine production.

That's what they do in everything! 'Oh, but it's for a good cause.' Really? When was murder ever a good cause? Then what did they do? They sued the man and his company who did the undercover work to catch all of these Planned Parenthood officials admitting that 'yes, we sell the body parts.'

Stop and think for a minute. Because this goes on, we have all the problems that we do.

  • Do you forsake God? Who do you embrace? Satan the devil!
  • What happens when your whole world get turned around and upside down?

Now I want focus on the immigration problem and he Muslim problem, because it is getting absolutely out of hand, especially in the United Kingdom. You can read the whole thing through and ask yourself with every single verse that you read concerning all the curses, because few if any of the benefit of the blessings are coming.

Deuteronomy 28:43: "The stranger dwelling among you shall get up above you very high, and you shall come down very low."

  • What is very high?
  • What is very low?

If you look at the world and know where all the modern descendants of Israel are dwelling today, you will find that they are the only countries in the world that are flooded with immigrants and refugees, especially hostile ones from Islam. 'Oh, but don't talk against the good Muslims.'

FAREWELL TO BRITAIN—IT HAS BEEN ASSIMILATED—Hijrah; that's the takeover of a nation without going to war
(http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/immigration_and_emigration/news.php?q=1504721047)

It says that we have to take them all in and be nice to them. I'm going to read something later about what they say behind closed doors.

I tried to tell a man that "It has been assimilated" several years and he said, 'Oh no, no, no!' I told him when they elected a Muslim mayor of London.

This is an interesting "Farewell to England" list of Islamic accomplishments in that country that I thought might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that's the takeover of a nation without going to war.

Don't think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred….

Here is what's already happened in England in the last few years, because the Brits have been passive to the Muslim invasion. Listen to this:

  • Mayor of London ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Birmingham ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Leeds ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Blackburn ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Sheffield ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Oxford ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Luton ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Oldham ... MUSLIM
  • Mayor of Rochdale ... MUSLIM

All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
Listen to these facts:

  • Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques
  • Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts

They are even talking about making certain sections of Britain controlled solely by Sharia law!

  • Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
  • Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
  • Muslim Women... 78% don't work and are on FREE benefits/housing
  • Muslim Men... 63% don't work and are on FREE benefits/housing
  • Muslim Families... 6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT!

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You've heard of Chrislam, a combination of Christianity and Islam. How far will it go? This will blow your mind:

Church holds 'inclusive' birthday party for Muhammad, Jesus 'They are rejecting the crucifixion, denying the resurrection of Christ'; 12/13/2017 (http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/12/church-holds-inclusive-birthday-party-for-muhammad-jesus/#sTO4ZrPff5zbs2F9.99)

The theological fur is flying after a Church of England congregation hosted a joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus, with the church being accused of rejecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Absolutely true, whatever part of it that they had! They show a brochure! 'Oh, we're broad mind and we will make peace with the Muslims. NO! They will put you in chains.

That drew the attention and ire of Adrian Hilton, publisher of Archbishop Cranmer, one of the U.K.'s most popular political and highest-ranking religion blogs….

He writes this:

"Note how this event is 'Marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad,' but not looking forward to the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God," wrote Hilton. "Muhammad gets his prophethood, while Jesus gets neither his prophethood nor his priesthood; neither his kingship nor his messiahship. It's the exalted Prophet Muhammad along with plain old Jesus, because to have added any of his claims to divinity would, of course, have alienated many Muslims (if they hadn't already been alienated by the haram celebration)…

So, they're departing from God even more! Who also is leading this charge? Think about it!

Pope Francis is 'the Pope of Islam': Islam expert (https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/watch-robert-spencer-on-pope-francis-the-pope-of-islam1)

How about that!

…Robert Spencer is "perhaps the foremost Catholic expert on Islam"…

Robert Spencer presents well-researched, verifiable facts to help readers and listeners learn the truth about the great danger of Islamic jihadists and Sharia Law to the world….

They're even against their own people!

There is incredible ignorance and naivete about this in the West.

And to be together for all this Islam stuff, 'Aren't we wonderful people? Aren't we just fine?' But they fail to learn the lesson of the Bible and of history. Of the Bible: If you claim God to be your God, you have to:

  • love Him
  • serve Him
  • obey Him
  • walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ

IF you don't, God is going to punish you one way or the other. Islam is the punishment! It's so bad in Europe that they are proposing a two-state solution for Europe: Muslim state and the 'secular Christian' state.

Don't expect the Germans to sit by and just let it happen. They already have a right-wing party, you might say 'neo-fascist' but they won't say that. Now they are in the Parliament and they are the ones keeping Merkle from bringing together a government. They are going to push for it in the future, wait and see, expelling the Muslims. That will have to happen; a two-state solution will never work.

So, how are they going to do that? Remember, America wants to pull out of Europe, and Germany really wants us out. So, Germany—as well as the rest of Europe, and we'll have to see how this will go—is beginning to form their own joint military practices, and guess who is in charge? The Germans!

Like I've said in the past, they're going to come along and say, 'We're saving Christianity.' You watch and see, I fully expect (speculation) that there will be a new pope. What if he's young? What if he's not for Islam like Pope Francis is? What if he says, 'All Catholics and Lutherans need to get together and save our western civilization and Europe? And save our Christianity?'

  • Wonder where that will go?
  • Will that work?

Have you seen the programs where there is ancient alien technology that the Nazis, during WWII, supposedly tapped into? Remember all the underground factories that they had? They were producing planes in an underground factory in Berlin up to the last weeks of the war.

Makes you wonder how many other underground factories and things that the Germans built that we don't know anything about.

Have you heard of the Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland? That's buried deep within the mountains there. But centuries ago, the Germans had a dream of building a tunnel all the way through to Switzerland. Guess what they have today? A tunnel all the way through to Switzerland!

They have the Hadron Collider there trying to find the next great development in human progress. Is it going to be a weapon? What is it going to be? That's quite a thing! It's dedicated to Satan the devil! And with the triple-goddess as its logo! So, here is a whole article on that.

I wonder how many of the secrets that the Germans had that the allies never got, and were deposited in safe deposit vaults in Switzerland? How many of the scientists there—though they have a European community of scientist—the leading ones are probably German. What is going to happen? You combine that with what we just read about the coming military.

We've been to Rev. 13 many, many times. Why do we come here so many times? Because we're living in an age when these things will be fulfilled! Let's examine this a little closer:

Revelation 13:1: "And I stood on the sand of the sea; and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."

There is plenty of evidence to show that the ten horns will be ten economic districts/regions in the world. We've already covered the thing about what you're going to do with the mark of the beast. So, this is a colossal event. Notice what is involved in it:

Verse 2: "And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne and great authority"—because they all worship him, that's why!

This is very aptly describing an amalgamation of the old empires of the past into a modern world empire.

Note sermons series: Daniel/Revelation. There's a lot of great information on it and some good charts to show the time-flow in how these things come together.

Verse 3: "And I saw one of his heads as if it were slain to death, but his deadly wound was healed… [What will that be? If you get the Dan./Rev series you're find out!] …and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast." This is going to be a miraculous, almost unbelievable solution to all of our problems,

Verse 4: "And they worshiped the dragon… [the god of this age or world] …who gave his authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast?…. [never has there been a world-ruler like this] …Who has the power to make war against him?'"

That's something; to be so powerful that no one is going to want to make war against him. That's greater than anything that we've seen on earth up to this point. So, let's look to the Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland, and see what that produces. It may even be produced so secretively that we will not truly know until this event takes place.

Verse 4: "And they worshiped the dragon who gave his authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who has the power to make war against him?' And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him; and authority was given to him to continue for forty-two months" (vs 4-5)—after the deadly wound was healed.

Forty-two months is half of seven years. Go back to Dan. 9:27, the king makes a covenant with Israel or the Jews and the world. And in the midst of that week—seven years in prophecy—he breaks that covenant. Notice what happens.
Verse 6: "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven."

Notice that it's all going to come down to war against the saints of God, v 7: "And he was given power to make war against the saints, and to overcome them…" There will be a martyrdom of true Christians. It's going to be an absolutely horrific time. Notice how his power is:

"…and he was given authority over every tribe and language and nation" (v 7). Complete and total control of the world! That comes from Satan the devil. With that world-ruling power, he is also going to control it. Let's see the factors in controlling the world.

Verse 8: And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear." (vs 8-9).

Now, here is the false prophet, v 11. So, we have the great ruler of the world, and now the great false prophet of the world. Now, let's put this in the mix, too:

This is talking about Babylon the Great, another name for that whole system; Revelation 18:1: "And after these things I saw an angel descending from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried out mightily with a loud voice, saying, 'Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons, and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hated bird; because all nations have drunk of the wine of the fury of her fornication… [religious] …and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her… [governmental] …and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the power of her luxury'" (vs 1-3)—the economy.

Now we'll see the same thing again in Rev. 13 , because there is coming the mark of the beast and it's going to be awesome when it comes. With a great religious figure forcing the great new world leader, who could turn it down, especially with Satan having deceived he whole world?

Revelation 13:11: "And I saw another beast rising out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon… [Satan the devil] …and he exercises all the authority of the first beast before him; and he causes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed" (vs 11-12).

'Oh, what a wonderful thing! He is now the leader of the world, bless of God with life. Blessed by the great religious leader.' Think about how people will go for this.

Verse 13: "And he performs great wonders, so that he even causes fire to come down to the earth from heaven in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by means of the wonders that were given to him to perform in the sight of the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth that they should make an image for the beast, which had the wound by the sword, yet, was alive" (vs 13-14). Quite a thing!

  • What a hero!
  • What a wonderful champion!
  • The greatest man in the history of the world!
  • Diabolical indeed!

Verse 15: "And he was given power to give life to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast also could speak; and he… [the beast for whom they made the image] …causes everyone who will not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all… [here is business, the merchants; this is coming bit-by-bit]: …the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to receive a mark in their right hands, or in their foreheads" (vs 15-16).

Think how convenient that will be. People are already doing this for convenience. They get a little chip in your hand and it will open doors, start your car, come into your house; everything is done by his little chip. They even have companies that their employees get it. Business is going to bring it about. Government will enforce it. Why? Because government controls money!

  • we have all
  • we have no one

Verse 17: "So that no one may have the ability to buy and sell unless he has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." We live in a time when that's ready to happen, but it's not going to happen until God lets it happen. But they're building up to it. I've got an article right here, a war on cash:

The Death of Physical Money: Are We Moving Towards a Cashless System? (https://www.christianpost.com/voice/the-death-of-physical-money-are-we-moving-towards-a-cashless-system.html)

Cash is so ubiquitous that many take its presence and it's use for granted. It is in our wallets, available at ATMs and freely used to buy groceries or leave a tip. But year by year, this has slowly been changing as credit cards and electronic payments replace cash entirely. In India, this move is being hailed as a necessary measure to fight black market sales and government corruption.

In China, where most payments are now made through smartphone apps…

You have the countries like Estonia, which is going to be one of the first countries to go absolutely cashless. Then Sweden is getting close. Denmark is getting close after that. So, here we have China doing it through smartphones. Just touch and there's a change of funds electronically.

"…the elimination of cash boosts efficiency and fights counterfeiting while increasing government control. Denmark is also making moves to stop printing cash and to discontinue its use entirely, but these three countries are far from isolated examples of the move towards credit cards and digital currencies.

Perhaps you already pay for most of your expenses with your credit card, debit card or PayPal account, a fact that is even more likely if you're a millennial. Now think for a moment about all of the uses you still have for cash.

Then he lists many things

Pulling through a toll booth you may still pass a few dollars to the attendant or maybe your city still uses coin-operated parking meters.

Leaving a tip for a waiter in cash or easily splitting a bill between friends, and you might need cash as well. Do you ever pay a neighborhood boy to cut your lawn or slip a bill into a birthday card? And all of this ignores the times when there isn't a connection to the Internet to receive electronic payments.

Cash, difficult to trace and easily transported, is also used to fuel the black market. From sales of illegal narcotics to weapons in the hands of terrorists or criminals, governments often point to the elimination of cash as a way to stop crime and this has been one of the main selling points of digital blockchain currencies such as Bitcoin. But the elimination of cash in favor of trackable, centrally-controlled digital payment systems has far greater implications.

Which is total control over every human being! That's what it's coming to. The Bible said it would be!

Do you suppose there will come a time when even the Muslim will be tired of killing each other? What the Muslims say behind closed doors is that 'all those in the West are going to be forced to take on Islam.' They won't tell you that up front, but there are some who want to stop all the terrorist activities because the victims mostly are other Muslims.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman has gotten together 40 Muslim countries and he wants to stop terrorism. Remember, there has to come a time when they will say:

1-Thessalonians 5:3[transcriber's correction]: "For when they say, 'Peace and security'… [there is no peace] …then sudden destruction will come upon them…"

Here we have the Muslims for a time, and maybe able to hold down all the instinctive, killing, lusting and murder that's in their very genes.

Saudi crown prince vows to wipe terrorists from the earth{there are several websites referring to this article}

Saudi Arabia's crown prince hosts officials from 40 Muslim countries in first meeting of Islamic counter-terrorism alliance

The Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) was established in 2015 amid criticism that Arab states were not doing enough to fight ISIS.

The group's first meeting came in the wake of on a Sufi mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai, which killed more than 300 people, including 27 children, according to the Egyptian state prosecutor.

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has vowed terrorists will be pursued until they are "wiped off the face of the earth" in the first meeting of a new Arab alliance designed to defeat extremism.

All you have to do is give all the prophecies in the Bible enough time and God will fulfill them in their time! God is in control! They are preparing. The Temple Institute keeps at it.

Sanhedrin Appoints High Priest in Preparation for Third Temple(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/74772/sanhedrin-appoints-high-priest-preparation-third-temple/#/)

Rabbi Baruch Kahane, shown here offering the Omer (barley) sacrifice to God in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, has been appointed as High Priest by the nascent Sanhedrin.

It's very interesting. Why has God kept the Jews from knowing where to build the temple? Because it can't be built before the time! There has to be the fulfilling of the times.

This year has already seen much Temple-oriented activity: the Temple Institute has created a registry of kohanim; established a school for educating men of the priestly class in the details of the Temple service; and performed reenactments on all the holidays, including the especially significant Passover sacrifice..

Judaism Passover sacrifice! What day is that on? The 15th! So, they are preparing, doing a lot of work for the coming temple. All of these things will come when the time is ready.

Just like I wrote in the letter, there has to be the temple and there has to be the sacrifices, but all in accordance with God's schedule.

I hope this brings you up to date on some of the prophecies that are taking place and are occurring right before our very eyes.

Scriptural References:

  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • Isaiah 5:11-12, 18-24
  • Jeremiah 7:1-4, 6-12, 30-31
  • Jeremiah 19:1-5
  • Deuteronomy 28:43
  • Revelation 13:1-9
  • Revelation 18:1-3
  • Revelation 13:11-17
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Hebrews 4
  • Psalm 95
  • Matthew 4
  • Luke 4
  • Revelation 2; 3
  • Daniel 9:27

Also referenced:

Articles:

  • The War Against Everything-Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis; (http://www.groundzeromedia.org/11-28-war-everything/)
  • Anti-Christians Discrimination Hits Home by Rob Pue, Nov. 9, 2017

(https://barbwire.com/2017/11/09/anti-christian-discrimination%E2%80%88hits-home/)

  • One of the Most Inexcusable Vaccine Revelations of All... July 10, 2011 (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/10/this-shocking-fact-is-never-disclosed-on-any-vaccine-informed-consent-form.aspx?e_cid=20110710_SNL_Art_N)
  • FAREWELL TO BRITAIN—IT HAS BEEN ASSIMILATED—Hijrah; that's the takeover of a nation without going to war

(http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/immigration_and_emigration/news.php?q=1504721047)

  • Church holds 'inclusive' birthday party for Muhammad, Jesus; 12/13/2017

(http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/12/church-holds-inclusive-birthday-party-for-muhammad-jesus/#sTO4ZrPff5zbs2F9.99)

  • Pope Francis is 'the Pope of Islam': Islam expert (https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/watch-robert-spencer-on-pope-francis-the-pope-of-islam1)
  • The Death of Physical Money: Are We Moving Towards a Cashless System? (https://www.christianpost.com/voice/the-death-of-physical-money-are-we-moving-towards-a-cashless-system.html)
  • Saudi crown prince vows to wipe terrorists from the earth{there are several websites referring to this article}
  • Sanhedrin Appoints High Priest in Preparation for Third Temple(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/74772/sanhedrin-appoints-high-priest-preparation-third-temple/#/)

Sermon Series: Daniel/Revelation

FRC: bo
Transcribed: 12/25/17

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