Fred R. Coulter—January 9, 2016

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Greetings, everyone! Welcome to Sabbath services. I have a correction to make and I appreciate when someone catches me in something wrong and sends me an e-mail. Victoria Nelson wrote:

Actually the magnetic field protects the earth from radiation emitted by our sun, not from asteroids. We have the gaseous planets: Saturn, Jupiter, and they pull most of the asteroids there. There are a lot of asteroids in the asteroid belt.

Then she says that there are some leading men in science that she met at UCLA who believe that God placed everything in place, created it. Also, she notes that the moon is unusually large for a planet our size. It's just the right distance from the earth, so that when there is an eclipse of the sun, the moon covers the sun except for just a little bit on the edge. I have a picture of an eclipse of the sun that Stephen took many years ago. The moon also keeps the earth tilted at 23% and from wobbling back and forth. So God put everything there. He created it.

I don't know if you've been watching the news, but I've been watching the news and there are a lot of things that have been going on.

In getting a lot of the e-mails, articles and things, and watching all of the different things, like the markets, the weather, crime and all of that sort of thing, and people send me a lot of articles and keep me up to date in everything. I appreciate it very much.

Every once in a while in answering e-mails, I also talk to Ron Carey and I do what I call musings. In other words, what I'm thinking about and what's going to happen in the future. So, I have musings on China. Everyone is saying China is going to take over the world economy, and I keep saying, no, they're not going to take over the world economy because no one beats the Rothschilds. How many people know that the Bank of China was set up by the Rothschilds through Henry Kissinger when he went over there with Nixon? The Rothschilds control all the gold in the world.

About four months ago, last summer, when the Chinese stock market went down, maybe it wasn't four months ago, maybe it was two months ago when it went down, I mentioned that I thought that the super-elite, which are all under the Rothschilds, decided that China has too much dollar reserves. Guess how much they had last summer? $6-trillion/U.S. reserves!

My thought was that the super-elite took down the Chinese market to make them use their cash reserves to keep it from collapsing. Just last week there was a report that the Chinese reserves are now $3.3-trillion.

The Chinese market turmoil: There's a lot of turmoil in China that affect the stock market, their internal loans. If you think that Barak Obama's cronyism is big, China is super-big. They've been building cities. They have complete cities finished with no one living in them, and all of this is borrowed money.

The internal debt of China is now well over 200% of the GDP. The GDP is falling because they have made so many goods so cheap, for so long that the markets can't handle everything anymore, so it's going down, down, down.

So, they've over-built, manufacturing is down, and now they say they will revise the economy with consumer spending. I don't think so. The Chinese have not been like the Americans, to go out when they have extra cash and spend it; they generally save it or put it in gold.

Another thought along with that, with the war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Yemen, I don't think that the Saudi Arabians are going to switch over to the Chinese RMB or yuan for their reserve currency or for doing trading in oil, because they've got to buy all of their military hardware from the United States, so they need U.S. dollars. We don't know what's going to happen there.

What would it be if the Iranian armies, their surrogates down in Yemen, made the push up to Mecca and controlled Mecca? The Saudi Arabians would go absolutely bananas. I think that's what they are trying to do.

Then you look at everything here in the United States and all the troubles and problems that we have. We won't get into those right now. But I've said for years that I think Turkey is the solution to the problems in the Middle East. Why? They are Sunni. They have a 400,000-man army. All the western nations are not able to handle it any longer and even old Putin's running out of gas.

That also reflects concerning Europe. We'll cover some of these things here. Why are all of these things happening in Europe? As we have covered, the King of the South is going to push at the King of the North. I think that perfectly describes this immigrant/refugee mass exodus out of the Middle East into Europe. That's what it represents. It's coming!

How many have been watching the news and all the things that are going on there?

  • the thuggery
  • the rapes
  • the stealing
  • the lying
  • the cheating
  • the hostility

All of those things are coming along. They are bragging, 'We are here to have four wives and we are going to breed Europe out of existence.' I don't know if you've kept up on what things are like in Britain, but Britain is in bad shape with the Muslims.

On our 14 Things to Happen in Prophecy, the moving in of the King of the South against the King of the North, we can put that at 9 (on the scale of 1-10). It happened suddenly!

How many know that most of these refugees, especially the single men, were given money so they could go? Where did they get the money? From ISIS selling oil! So this is no, 'Oh, poor little me. It's a war, it's terrible.' No! They're coming in to destroy Western civilization.

How many read the book Death of the West by Pat Buchanan? This must have been about 16-17 years ago? We're just about there. So, let's read this and see that this is taking place right now in Europe.

Sidebar: Let's look at the nations of Israel: Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Belgium, Holland and Saxony in Germany.
They are coming into Germany for a different reason than coming into the other countries. You look at all the tribes of Israel, where they are located, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, and the strangers are rising up high above them. How many have seen the news with all the attacks, robberies, rapes, and things like that into the hundreds in at least nine major cities in Germany alone?

Let me read you what I said in an Jan. 2016 letter:

The beast power must come out of Germany, that is the final powerful leader, the man, who then would be the King of the North. This could not happen unless this migrant invasion took place.

We're already starting to hear it. So it's coming into Germany for a different reason and that may be why there are more coming into Germany. I wouldn't give Ms. Merkel too much time being the leader of Germany. Guess what is being reprinted now? In Europe they have a copyright of 70 years. Guess what book is being reprinted? Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler

Here's what I wrote on the 5th of January:

You will hear small cries begin with something like this: Hitler was right! But this time it's the Muslims. That will grow with various slogans.

And also even in France they have ordered the closure of 160 mosques and they have raided them and found guns, explosives, ammunition, and everything.

What I want you to do is understand that God means business. God is merciful and kind and lets things go, lets people have a time, let people come back to Him, if they would. But there comes a time when the judgment day falls.

This will grow under various slogans. There will be a demand by the German people to send every one of them back, whether born in Germany or not. You wait and see. Only this time the Germans, they are not destroying Europe with war. 'We're here to save Europe. We're here to save Western civilization.' France will ally with them, because many of those in the eastern part of France are German by ancestry, but geographically French.

You remember Schumann the foreign minister of France who helped put together the iron and coal treaty right after WWII? Schumann, that's not French, but he was a Frenchman because he lived in France, but genetic German. Where it talks about the Assyrian is going to rise, it will happen. What a stage for this to happen.

The final beast power will arise and he will come as a savior of Europe, rather than the conquering Hitler who started WWII.

You've heard me say some things similar to this in the past. Now we are there.

Deuteronomy 28:43: "The stranger dwelling among you shall get up above you very high…" We'll put that on a scale of about 6 right now. Britain, probably 7. America, probably 4-1/2 to 5.

"…and you shall come down very low. He shall loan to you…" (vs 43-44). That's what the Chinese have been doing. There are a lot of Chinese here, but they are not aggressive, like the Muslims in coming after people deliberately. They are aggressive in business and finance and ownership. I think you would be astonished how much land and buildings and businesses that the Chinese own in America.

"…and you shall not loan to him…." (v 44). What's our debt now? Just the U.S. government debt is $20-trillion. Unfunded liabilities: $230-trillion. "…He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. And all these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you…" (vs 44-45).

Isn't that an interesting way that that is phrased? "…pursue you… [chase after you] …and overtake you, until you are destroyed…" (v 45).

You say, 'How can a God of love do that?' God is also a God of power! God has given all the blessings and everything to us and what are we doing? Running headlong into atheism and satanism. Look at the Christianity in America today. Britain's even worse because they don't have freedom of speech, nor do they have freedom of religion. The Queen of England is the head of the Church of England. Wonder why she went to visit the pope several years ago? And curtsied before the pope? Very interesting!

"…because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God…" (v 45). Let's see how that applies to us today.

This has been on my mind really heavy lately. Very important! This is why we are here, and this is why we are able to understand what we understand; not because we're smarter than anybody else. It's because God is doing a subversive work in this world. What is that subversive work? That is training and qualifying the new rulers of this world when Christ returns very soon! It's going to be the biggest job in the world. When you read the book of Revelation, and understand how this earth is going to be literally shaken so many times. The destruction, the war, the killing, the blood, the hatred, the demonism, Satan running wild!

This world is going to be in tough shape. We're going to have to straighten it out. We'll have the power of miracles to do it. The whole world is in trouble because they've turned their backs on God. In particularly, those who are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the children of Israel.

Where in the world is there an immigration problem like there is in Europe and America?

  • Is there one in China?
  • Is there one in Russia? No!
  • Is there one in Japan? No way you could get a foothold there!
  • Is there one in the Philippines?
  • Is there one in Brazil?
  • Is there one in Chile?
  • Is there one in Argentina?
  • Is there one in South Africa?
  • No!

South Africa is already controlled by the strangers, lock, stock and barrel. They were the first of the Israelite nations to go under.

I remember receiving a letter, an e-mail, from a man from South Africa. He says, 'What you need to do is look at what's happening in South Africa, because it's coming to you.' Most Americans hear that, and say, 'No, it won't happen,' but it is happening.

Here is how God is able to do what He is doing and what's the most important thing. In spite of the trouble, in spite of the difficulties, God is working with His people, with His Church, meaning all the different Churches of God. That's why we need to pray for them, as we hope that they pray for us. We, combined together, have the obligation of preaching the Gospel to the world. Do you think Billy Graham's going to do it? He'll do a little bit! You think Joel Osteen is going to do it? No! Here's why God is able to do it:

John 6:63, Jesus said: "It is the Spirit that gives life…'" That means eternal life, as well as physical life. Without the spirit of man the body is dead.

"…the flesh profits nothing…." (v 63). Has every major civilization in the history of the world come to nothing? Yes!

  • Did they rise in power? Yes!
  • Did they survive after that? Yes!
  • Did it take them time to recover? Yes!

Europe and Japan have been 70 years:

  • Have they reached back to the height that they were? No!
  • Will they reach back to that? Probably!

Here's the key:

  • why we need the Word of God
  • why we need the Truth of God
  • why we need not get all lifted up in vanity in thinking that we're some great thing, or some great people

No, we're not! You read 1-Cor. 1 and find out. Look at the ones God has called.

"…The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life" (v 63). Think of that! That's why Bible study is so important, because you get a spiritual impact in your mind when you read the Word of God!

God is doing that as correction. Always remember the second resurrection, because nearly all of these people will be in the second resurrection. Why? Because in spite of the wrath of God, He is going to show His love to them to resurrect them to a second physical life for a first opportunity for salvation! Do you think Allah would do that?

Deuteronomy 28:45: "…because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God…'" What did Jesus say? 'The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life!'

"…the voice of the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever" (vs 45-46).

The covenant that God made with Abraham has the national greatness that was given to the children of Israel. America is unique of all nations in the world, though England had the Bible given to them well before the founding of America. The United States of America is the only place in the world with enough freedom, with enough wealth, with enough ability to preach the Gospel to the world. God needs every single Church of God to be doing that.

We're living in desperate times! We don't need to have Church wars to try and figure out who is the closest to God. Like one minister says, 'You can't visit anyone in any other Church of God.' How's that for the love of God, love of the brethren? Another minister says, 'I'm so great, when the two witnesses come on the scene, I'm going to be in charge of them.' God says, 'No, you're not.' 'These are the two olive trees that stand before Me,'

Think if he tried that. What comes out of the mouth of the two witnesses when someone tries to come after them? Flame of fire! Be careful what you say and think.

Verse 47: "Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things."

Yesterday I went shopping at Costco. That thought struck me, because you have everything there at Costco.

Concerning world trade, that's one we have, # 3. Let's put world trade on a 1-10 scale as 7-8. Just take a couple of days and think about where everything that you have or use or whatever, came from some place other than the United States.

  • your toaster
  • your coffee maker
  • your shirt
  • your tie
  • your underwear
  • your suit
  • the car that you drive

It's like this man was wondering, 'Really hard to find a job here in America.' Finally someone told him, 'Yes, the reason is that nothing is made here anymore.'
So, I was at Costco. Here were blueberries; I love blueberries. They were from Chili. Lamb, love lamb, from New Zealand. All the pants and shirts and all the stuff that they sell made in China, made in Taiwan, made in Vietnam. I don't know where this suit was made, but it was made somewhere.

Have they gotten very high above us? Yes, that's why we owe $20-trillion just in U.S. government debt. Now you know why I've told you for years to get out of debt, get out of debt.

Sidebar on money and debt: The law is already in place that when banks fail, they're going to have a 'bail-in.' Do you know what a 'bail-in' is? Remember what happened in Cyprus about three or four years ago? They closed the banks for ten days! Every account over 150 euros went to the bank.

There was another little sleight-of-hand with that also. The Cyprus banks were used by the Russian mafia to put their money, to keep from bringing it back into Russia to pay taxes. So, maybe there's another reason why Putin is down there in Syria right now.

A lot of these things are all intertangled together. These things are going to be coming. The reason that I'm going through this is very simple. When the ten tribes split off from Jerusalem and the Jews and the tribe of Benjamin, God put Jeroboam in charge of them. Jeroboam was a chief, what you might say, general of Solomon. God split the kingdom because of the sins of Solomon and everything that he did.

There is a tremendous lesson for us to learn, which is this: Solomon had God speak to him twice. Solomon was given the plans that God gave to David to build the temple, and the whole structure of everything with it. Solomon broke every law in relationship to God.

First one he broke, because you go back to Deut. 17, it says about the king, 'You shall not marry a foreign wife nor a daughter of Egypt.' So what was the first thing he did? Marry a daughter of Egypt. Then he got so bad that he brought in rampant paganism and built altars and temples for the gods of his 300 wives and 700 concubines. All of those were by political alliance.

God said, 'All right, I'm splitting the kingdom, but after your death.' So, Rehoboam his son took over, and Jeroboam took over the northern tribes. God sent a prophet to Jeroboam. He took the garment of the king, tore it into ten pieces. He wasn't king then, he was the general. He said, 'God is going to give you ten tribes. God says, I will give you a dynasty like David.' What was David's dynasty to be? Always have a king sitting on the throne of David.

'IF you will keep My commandments, and teach the children of Israel to do so.' What happened? He got the kingdom and immediately went against God, declare a Feast of Tabernacles in the eighth month, put up two temples with golden calves, and said, 'These are the gods that brought you out of the land of Egypt.' Not one single king of the ten tribes of Israel, the northern ten tribes, was ever righteous or faithful to God. From the time of the split to the time of their carrying off into captivity was 232 years.

God was patient. God gave them a lot of time. God sent them Elijah and Elisha, and they wouldn't turn back from sinning. So, all of this stuff builds up and builds up. That's what's happened to America and Britain and Europe today. It's all built up over a period of years.

Let's see what God had to do. We're reaching a point very close to this today; 2-Kings 17:7: "Now, it came to pass because the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods."

We are the descendants. That's why we had such national greatness. That's why, if you don't have the book, America and Britain, you better get it and read it to know what's going on.

This is what all of the news people don't know. They don't know who we are. They don't know why these things are happening. If you would mention it's because of all of the gross sins, they would look at you as if you're nuts. Even if you were dressed in the finest suit, even if you sat down like with the group that they have on Fox News in the morning, Outnumbered. They have a man sitting there with two of these women commentators on each side and they grill him.

Even if someone would sit there and say in the nicest tone of voice: 'You know all of our troubles are the result is because we have left God, and we have broken His Sabbath and His Holy Days. We have committed so many sins, that God, even though He is a God of love, after so many years He must judge because He's also righteous.' I imagine there would be a quick commercial break and you would be told, 'Do you have any other subject you can talk about?'

Another thing that is true. The religions of this world are likened to Sodom and Egypt. Let's apply this to our nations today:

  • America
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Northern Germany
  • Belgium
  • Holland
  • France
  • Luxemburg
  • Switzerland
  • the Jews in Jerusalem

The Jews are in worse shape than we are.

Verse 8: "And walked in the statutes of the nations whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which the nations had made. Now, the children of Israel secretly did things that were not right against the LORD their God. And they built high places in all their cities for themselves from the Watch Tower to the fortified city" (vs 8-9).

What is the national monument in Washington, D.C.? An obelisk from Egypt! They also have another one in London, an obelisk from Egypt. Amazing, isn't it?

Verse 10: "And they set up images and groves for themselves in every high hill, and under every green tree… [we have churches on every corner, used to anyway] … And they burned incense in all the high places, like the nations whom the LORD had removed from before them, and they practiced evil things to provoke the LORD to anger, for they served the idols of which the LORD had said to them, 'You shall not do this thing.' And the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all the prophets, by all the seers, saying, 'Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law, which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets'" (vs 10-13).

Try this on for size: Elect a president who declares state of emergency, and he outlaws Sunday-keeping by an edict, and demands everybody keep the Sabbath. Stop all your games and activities and your drunkenness on Friday night. Have no football games, basketball games, baseball games, hockey games, whatever kind of games. From sunset Friday to sunset Saturday you study the Word of God. At 10 o'clock every Sabbath morning, you go to your church and the preacher better preach the Word of God and show you your sins.

I don't think he would get very far! The one who is in the White House now has been accused by a lot of the talk-show hosts as insane. But what do you think they would call a person who would come in and declare that kind of thing for the nation to do? 'We are going to be fasting and praying the first Sabbath of every month to beseech God to forgive our sins and turn our enemies back from coming against us.' Never happen!

Verse 14: "Nevertheless, they would not hear…" You can just hear the first advisor to the next one to succeed that theoretical president would be a died-in-the wool Sunday-keeper, and say, 'This is not true. God changed the Sabbath. Let's go ahead and eliminate all of this now.' No, God never changed it.

Verse 14: "Nevertheless, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers who did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant, which He made with their fathers, and His warnings that He testified against them. And they went after vanity, and became vain, and went after the nations around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them not to do like them. And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God…" (vs 14-16). Stop right there.

How many commandments of the Lord God are they keeping today in America, Britain and Northwestern Europe? Maybe some people are keeping parts of the last six! Not very many.

"…and made molten images, two calves for themselves. And they made a grove, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal" (v 16). That's exactly what the Roman Catholic Church is today.

If you want a very interesting series, go on and go through all of those that we have done on Was Peter Ever in Rome? Twenty-one, think about that.

Verse 17: "And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire. And they used divination and sorceries …" Have you seen the ad on television about the medium of New York City? She does very well! What does that tell you? New York City is filled with a lot of demons.

"…and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger" (v 17). Doesn't that describe the drug addiction that we have? Think of it.

Verse 18: "So the LORD was very angry with Israel… [After 232 years. We've gone a little longer than that, a little past 232 years] …and removed them out of His sight, not one was left, only the tribe of Judah by itself."

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One thing that is difficult: living in the end-time and seeing all these things happen before your very eyes! Especially today, because we can get news from around the world almost instantly. Just like last night, was watching the news, and here this policeman in Philadelphia was shot.

Someone came up with a gun and, 'In the name of Allah,' boom, boom, boom! He got hit three times, but the policeman got out and ran after him and wounded him, so other policemen could get him. You see all those different things going on and you think, 'Terrible, terrible.'

I want you to read Deut. 28 verse for verse, all the way through. When you get done with it, you'll be depressed, so I'm not going to read it. In bringing out all these things of the prophecies that are happening, I'm not trying to be doom and gloom, and I'm not trying to make you depressed or anxious.

Psalm 37:1: "Do not [#1]fret yourself because of evildoers…" Stay away from them; don't go near them; don't get involved with them, but when you hear of all of this evil and know that it's going on, don't get frustrated; don't get anxious!. The greatest protection that we have is staying close to God, so that His angels will protect us! But we have to be wise and not do stupid things.

I'll never forget the report about the woman in the Church who came home from Church. I forget where she was living, but it was something like Chicago, a city like that. When she came into her apartment, there was a thief there just escaping. He left her alone. She ran after him and he shot her. God already protected her, maybe lost a few things, but she had her life. Then she turned around and because of emotion went out and did something stupid, and went and chased him down and he shot her. 'Fret' means:

  • don't be anxious
  • don't be upset
  • don't become depressed
  • don't become down

because God has called us to solve the problem when Christ returns!

"…and do not be envious against the workers of iniquity, for they shall soon be cut down like the grass; and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD…" (v 1-3). That's what we need to do in all of these cases.

We can feel sorry for them. It's a difficult thing to understand what they're going through, but it's going to happen more and more. We need to be fortified with God's Spirit.

Verse 3: "Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and cherish faithfulness."

Instead of saying, 'O God, why is all of this happening? This is so terrible. These people are suffering.' Don't you think God knows that? Yes, indeed! That's why I say: Remember the second resurrection. He's going to resurrect them and change everything!

Verse 4: "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass" (vs 4-5). So you:

  • trust in the Lord
  • do good
  • dwell in the land
  • cherish faithfulness
  • delight yourself
  • commit your way to the Lord
  • trust in Him

That's how we are to be able to stand in the evil day by trusting in God.

Verse 6: "And He shall bring forth your righteousness like the light… [resurrection] …and your judgment like the noonday. Rest in the LORD…" (vs 6-7). I'd have to look up the word here, I wonder if that comes from sabbathize, rest. That means leaning back, so you can say:

  • trusting in the Lord
  • delight in the Lord
  • commit your way
  • trust in Him
  • rest in the Lord

"…and wait patiently for Him; [#2]do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way; because of him who carries out wicked schemes" (v 7).

If you just sit there and watch the news, and all of this is absorbed in your mind and you get emotionally attached to all of that going on, it can downright depress you. If that happens, and you feel really bad, go someplace and pray, and just say, 'God, I'm just weighted down with all of this. I can't handle it.' Turn to Psa. 37, start reading it.

Verse 8: "Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; [#3]do not fret yourself… [sometimes it's good to go through and analyze these things] …it leads only to evil." Meaning you'll probably sin because of your attitude.

Verse 9: "For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth."

So we have the warning:

  • do not fret yourself, 3 times
  • cease from anger, once.

then we have

  • trust
  • do good
  • delight
  • commit
  • trust
  • rest
  • cease from anger
  • wait upon the Lord

What is He going to give you for that? "…they shall inherit the earth." (v 9).

What is all of this? This is a basic thing that even in the carnal world many people understand it: Always keep your eye on the goal! These are the ways to do it, right here. God says He's going to take care of the wicked; He will!

Verse 22: "For those blessed of Him shall inherit the earth…" There it is again. Always remember this when you're studying the Bible:

  • When God says it once, that's quite sufficient!
  • When He says it twice, He really means it!
  • When He says it three or more times, you better really listen!

For all of those who don't know about the Sabbath, listen to this: Get out a concordance and look up the word Sabbath and see how many times God says about the Sabbath. Then ask yourself, 'Is it once? Is it twice? Is it three times? or Is it literally hundreds of times?' Would you not say the Sabbath is important?

"…and those cursed of Him shall be cut off. The steps of a good man are made firm by the LORD, and He delights in his way" (vs 22-23). Have you ever thought about God delighting in you?

  • Why do you think He called you?
  • Why do you think He loves you?
  • Why do you think He's given you His Spirit?

But of course He delights in you! That's why we have to come to God every day in prayer.

Notice a guarantee, v 24: "Though he fall…" Very important to remember. Living in the time that we're living in right now, it's so easy to think about all these things that are coming on and if you think that it's bad now, remember what Jesus said, going to be a time of trouble come on the earth that has not been from the beginning of the world. So, where are we on this? Maybe we just graduated from kindergarten.

"Though he fall…" Don't let any of these things take you down.

  • Are we going to sin?
  • Are we going to have battles in our minds?

Of course we are!

  • that's why we go to God and ask for forgiveness
  • that's why He forgives us
  • that's why He gives us His Holy Spirit

"…he shall not be utterly cast down, for the LORD upholds him with His hand" (v 24). That's why there are angels around: to watch over you, to protect you.

Verse 25: "I have been young… [a lot of us in the Church can say this today] …and now I am old; yet, I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread. All the day long he deals graciously and lends, and his children are blessed. Depart from evil…" (vs 25-27).

There you go! Because someone does something and gets away with it, that doesn't mean you turn around and do it. Why do you think God is writing in our heart and our mind His laws and commandments?

  • so that we can do good
  • so that we can depart from evil
  • so that we can worship Him
  • so that we can trust in Him
  • so that we can have faith in Him

in spite of what's going on! I hope you read Psa. 91. We did that before we started this series. I know of one woman in particularly, she said every day before she prays, she reads Psa. 91, and claims the promises. That's how to do it!

Verse 27: "Depart from evil and do good, and live forevermore. For the LORD loves justice and does not forsake His saints…" (v 27-28). Even though you may have troubles, He doesn't forsake you! God says, 'I am with you in trouble.'

Think about this for a minute: If we have the Holy Spirit of God—a combination of God the Father and Jesus Christ—in our mind, when we are going through troublous times, They are literally, with the Spirit of God, in us and with us!

I'm going through this because there are some other things we're going to cover that are going to get pretty heavy. I want us to be fortified!

"…they are preserved forever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the earth and dwell in it forever" (vs 28-29).

If you get a little discouraged and things are going tough, maybe you have a sickness or an illness. When we're reaching the end of the line, which a lot of us are, because like it said here, 'I was young once, but now I am old,' some of the parts don't work so well. Don't get discouraged; do the best you can.

Romans 8:14: "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God." That's why you need to:

  • trust in the Lord
  • commit your way to Him
  • do good
  • don't get angry
  • don't fret yourself

God's Spirit will lead you!

"…these are the sons of God." That is the highest status you can reach in the flesh. Then at the resurrection, you graduate to a full spirit being, son or daughter, of God.

Verse 15: "Now, you have not received a spirit of bondage again unto fear, but you have received the Spirit of sonship, whereby we call out, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit itself bears witness conjointly with our own spirit, testifying that we are the children of God" (vs 15-16). That becomes the most important thing that we need to do and remember. We are the children of God!

Verse 17: "Now, if we are children, we are also heirs—truly, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…" When it says we're going to inherit the earth, brethren, that is just the start. Think about the new heaven and the new earth.

Sidebar on new heaven and new earth: When you read about how spectacular it is, the precious stones that are there, then you look at the stupid movies that they have about Jesus and the apostles where they are running around in used gunny sacks as clothes, and hair hanging down to their waist full of ticks and fleas and all that sort of thing.

As a matter of fact, it was last night on the news: Powerball, $800-million jackpot. Everybody's going crazy trying to buy the ticket. Want part of the $800-million. God is going to give us the earth! We're going to be joint heirs of Christ and He's inherited the universe! How much better that is!

I thought: look at all those people out there, people buying at different places, and so forth. Powerball. The other day I was getting a money order over at Knob Hill and the woman in line there, apparently she bought lotto tickets every week.

So I said, because she was talking with the clerk, and she was saying, 'What do you want this week?' And so forth, so I said, 'How much have you won?' I think she spends like about $5-$10 a week on it. She said, 'So far, nothing.' I didn't embarrass her and say, 'How long have you been doing this?'

Think about the inheritance! There's a little caveat that comes with it.

Verse 17: "…if…" There's that word. I've often thought maybe we ought to publish an 'if' edition of the Bible, capitalize and make in red letters every if in the Bible.

"…if indeed we suffer together with Him… [whatever we go through, whatever we suffer, whatever the difficulties are] …so that we may also be glorified together with Him. For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us" (vs 17-18).

Imagine what that's going to be like. I wonder how God is going to teach us when we're resurrected and spirit beings. So here we are. 'Lord, how do I increase my glory or decrease my glory?' That's going to be an interesting question. I am sure He will not say, 'Use this remote and push this button.' This is why we have to always keep things in balance. We are going to live through some of the worst times the world has ever seen. Frankly, I'm very grateful that we're living here out of the mix of the big cities.

Psalm 37:29: "The righteous shall inherit the earth…" Remember:

  • the Word of God is Truth
  • the Word of God is Spirit
  • God cannot lie

"…and dwell in it forever. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice. The Law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide" (vs 29-31). You look at the center column reference: Heb. 8:10 and Heb. 10:16.

Verse 32: "The wicked watches the righteous and seeks to kill him. The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the LORD…" (vs 32-34).

When you read and study the Psalms, if you read it and look for the key statements like that as it goes through, it will help give you some key things to always look for.

"…and He shall exalt you to inherit the earth; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it." Think of this: for all of those in the first resurrection, we're going to see the wicked cut off. We will be there on the Sea of Glass, look down, all the armies of the earth (Rev. 19), we follow Christ. He's going to make war in righteousness and judgment, destroy them with the word that goes out of His mouth, sharp two-edged sword.

How is God going to do this? They'll be standing there ready to fight! What's going to happen? Christ is going to give the word, BINGO! all their flesh falls off their bones and their skeletons collapse in a heap! How's that for a secret weapon? So, it will be!

Let's see what we need to look at. We've covered (in part one of this series):

  • Peace and Security—suddenly we'll be jeopardized
  • King of the South and King of the North—the King of the South first

Who is the King of the South right now? Like we said, is there going to be more than one king? Yes! You go through Dan. 11, King of the North, King of the South/King of the North, King of the South. I'll have all the historical things in a couple weeks, but that's talking about the actions of a King of the North and the actions of a King of the South. It's the action, but in between there can be other kings. It covers a great spread of time.

Who is the leader of ISIS right now, or ISIL? What is ISIL? Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant! His last name is al-Baghdadi. You ever see a report on al-Baghdadi? Did you know that during the Iraq War he was in an American prison? One day the order came down for him to be released. I saw this on the news. The man who was charged with letting him go was being interviewed and relating this on the news. al-Baghdadi knew that this chief of the guards was from New York City. When they let him go, al-Baghdadi looked him right in the eyes and said, 'I'll see you in New York.' Why, with all of the bombing going on against ISIS, haven't they killed him?

Daniel 11:40: "And at the time of the end…" How long is the time of the end? We don't know! Could it go all the way back to William Tyndale and the translating of the Bible and the rising of the British Empire and America? Very possible!

"…the King of the South shall push at him…." (v 40). We've often wondered, what we mean push at him? You have spaghetti guns and you're pushing at him, is that what it is? You ever tried to push a string? Push a spaghetti? Never happen!

I don't know if you saw the news, and these great troops of people marching on into Europe; well over a million right now and more to come, pushing at him. We have never seen that before in the modern time; nothing like that. No!

When they get there, they're hateful, they're obnoxious, they are belligerent. I'll have to get the report, there's a special word in Arabic, which describes what the push is, and that is 'we are conquering to control.' That's what they are doing!

I couldn't help but wonder: What's wrong with all of these newscasters, reporting on all of these cities in Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Finland. On New Year's Eve, they had all of these—especially in Germany, at least a dozen cities—all of these mobs of these 'poor little refugees that just had to come in so they could get away from all of the harm and everything and going on down there in Syria. Oh, poor little things.' No! They are 20-year olds and they are strong and tough. They're out there beating up people, robbing, stealing. Right on New Year's there was in Cologne 100 young women raped in the one city, in one night.

In Switzerland there was a 12-year old girl and a 14-year old girl that was raped by many, many of these Muslims. 'Poor little babies, we are refugees.' NO! 'We are here to kill you. We are here to intimidate you. We are here to put you under Sharia law'

Why would God allow that? Because we have turned our back on God!How many warnings have He given? How many Bibles are there in Europe, in the churches, in the homes, in Britain, in America? They had the warning! God says, 'All right, you won't listen to Me, I'll send the most belligerent in the world to correct you. Maybe you'll repent.' Someone will say, 'Why would God do that? Why would God send the most evil ones?'

  • Why have they never listened?
  • Why have they never obeyed God?
  • Why do they insist on all of their pagan practices?
  • Why, when they bear the name of Israel?
  • Why at the concert, where they had the massacre, were they singing the song: Who Will Kiss the Devil? Who will kiss him on his tongue?

I don't know how many were there, but it was a great rock concert. They were all back and forth, and they were singing the song. Right at the height of it the terrorists came in and started shooting. 'Oh, why would God allow or do something like that?'

  • Would you want God to personally do it Himself?
  • What would that be like?

You go read the account of Sodom and Gomorrah. BANG! Everybody is gone. So, even in sending that, though as brutal as that is in the eyes of some people, did they kill everyone in the concert hall? No! 130 and wounded 300!

  • Will they repent?
  • Will they turn from their way?
  • What does God have to do?

People wonder: If God is a God of love, why does He do it?

  • If God is a God of love, why don't you worship Him?
  • If God is a God of love, why don't you do the things that you need to do to receive His love?

But God also is Judge! God also will bring the punishments.

So here's this push. It'll probably end up being close to 2-million, flooding right into Europe. They don't want to integrate. You know what they're calling Belgium now? Eurabia, because they have been so tolerant with them! There is one district in Belgium, I forget if it's in Antwerp, or whatever, but there is one city with the highest concentration of Muslims:

  • has the highest unemployment
  • is the most rundown
  • is the most filthy
  • is the most unkempt

because that's the way too many of the Muslims are. God has sent them to correct the people in Europe, because the Europeans are of the ten tribes of Israel. God is telling them, 'Wake up!' So, the key to solving the immigration problem and the terrorist problem is for the nations of Israel to repent and return to God!

  • How many policemen do you need?
  • How many spies do you need?
  • How many in the military do you need?
  • How many listeners to your phone calls do you need?
  • Will that stop it?
  • Have they stopped it?
  • Not a bit!

You'd need a policeman in every house. How are you going to do that? What if he's secretly a Muslim? You can never get away from God! You cannot do it, because we live and move and have our being in Him, whether you are righteous or whether you are evil.

How do we use our independent free moral agency? I made an acronym out of that—IFMA—independent free moral agency.

  • Will we choose to repent?
  • Will we choose to return to God?
  • Will all of the Protestant ministers repent and announce Sabbath-keeping?
  • Will the Catholics renounce all of their idols and all of their lies?
  • Will they renounce the pope and everything with it as nothing but lies?
  • Never happen!

That's why we're headed where we're headed. I've got a lot more to cover, but I think it's better if we take it a little longer and analyze it properly and look at it so we understand. What this does is it can give us:

  • more conviction
  • more trust
  • more faith

because we see that God does what He says He would do.

Always remember that in the middle of all of this, God always honors repentance;. Always! So, if you get discouraged and you get down, you need to repent.

Some people will say, 'I've committed such bad things, I don't know if God will forgive me.' All right, go read the account about Manasseh in 2-Chron. 33. Fifty-five years the worst king of Jerusalem and Judah. Absolutely the worst! So bad that God sent the Assyrians in there—they controlled Babylon at that time—and took him captive and put him in prison in Babylon. He repented!

What did God cause to happen? God put it in the minds of the Assyrians, put him back on the throne and make him a vassal king! So they did, they put him back on the throne. What did he do? Repented! He tore down all the idols. He tore down all the homosexual booths. He took out the idol that he put in there and told the priests, 'You do what you're supposed to do, the way that God said you are supposed to do it.'

So, never think: 'I've done this, I'm so bad, God will never hear me.' Yes, He will. So you go back and study thoroughly Psa. 37.

As we face all these things coming down the road, let's remember:

God said it would be!
God will be with us!

Scriptural References:

  • Deuteronomy 28:43-45
  • John 6:63
  • Deuteronomy 28:45-47
  • 2-Kings 17:7-18
  • Psalm 37:1-9. 22-29
  • Romans 8:14-18
  • Psalm 37:29-34
  • Daniel 11:40

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • 1-Corinthians 1
  • Deuteronomy 17
  • Psalm 91
  • Hebrews 8:10; 10:16
  • Revelation 19
  • 2-Chronicles 33

Also referenced:


  • Death of the West by Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler
  • America and Britain by Philip Neal

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