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Greetings brothers and sisters in the LORD and Merry Christmas to you all!

Things are obviously getting quite interesting.  Russia is on the cusp of a major invasion of Ukraine.  Likewise, China is preparing for an assault on Taiwan, bolstered by its recent political conquest of Hong Kong and the seeming lack of resistance from the U.S. leadership and military.  More importantly, from a prophetic perspective we've been witnessing an unfolding Esther redux over the past several decades as Israel and Iran (Persia) have come closer and closer to a full-scale armed conflict.  The Iranian junta has been developing the capacity to launch a nuclear strike on the Jewish state.  And now the modern gallows—in the form of nuclear warheads—are finally on the cusp of completion.  By most estimates Iran will have enough nuclear material for 1–2 bombs in just a few short weeks.  It has taken decades to reach this crescendo, but we are finally there.  Israel is prepping for a strike and Iran is prepping for a counterattack.  It's all about to go down.

And from the angle of the Church's global safety and the burgeoning beast system, the unified global response to the COVID-19 pandemic (especially the Omicron variant) is growing more concordant and Orwellian by the day.  It's not accurate to say a global system is coming.  A global system is already here.  Now.  We may have grown accustomed to international institutions like the United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, IMF, International Court of Justice, and International Criminal Court, but remember that these vehicles of global governance are completely novel in history.  They came about in this generation, contemporaneous with the establishment of the nation of Israel.  The COVID-19 crisis has been used by literal globalist villains like Schwab, Gates, and Soros to give these institutions "teeth" in the lives of individuals around the world.  And there is no putting the genie back in the bottle.  This isn't primarily the fault of Satan, the presumed Illuminati (in actuality, spiritual forces in the heavenly realms: see Eph. 6:12; Lk. 4:5–6), or even Schwab, Gates, and Soros.  They are just symptoms.  Symptoms that will, of course, be justly and severely dealt with, I assure you.  But just symptoms nonetheless.  Mankind itself is the culprit.  Mankind continues to put the wicked in charge.  Mankind continues to rebel against a loving God who offers total pardon and eternal life at no cost.  Mankind is still divided between the minority children of light (the current restraining force in world affairs) and the majority children of darkness who reject and hate the light.

As a result of the response to COVID-19 (not the virus itself), we're now seeing skyrocketing inflation, collapsing supply chains, and a global economy on the brink.  The bomb is primed to blow.

But if we step back for a minute, it all makes perfect sense.  The timing is perfect.  Of course we would see global governance in the same generation we witnessed Israel's reemergence.  Of course we would see unprecedented lawlessness.  Of course the technology and infrastructure for the Mark of the Beast, as well as its societal acceptance, would be present with us today.  Of course Israel and the Church would come under imminent threat—the former via Iran, and the latter via the 2020–2022 Big Brother clampdown.  The end of the age has come.  And by any measure we are right on the cusp of the 2,000-year anniversary of every single major event in the life of Christ, as well as the establishment of the Church.  That's a fact.  Consider:

The initiation of Jesus' ministry...

circa 27–29 AD + 2,000 years = 2027–2029 AD

Jesus' death, resurrection, ascension, and the founding of the Church on Pentecost...

circa 31–33 AD + 2,000 years = 2031–2033 AD

In the Gospels we read of the nativity of Christ the Head.  Signs in the heavens forewarned and confirmed it.  The magi followed the star.  They saw the signs.  And a ruthless and wicked king set about to destroy the Child to stop the fulfillment of prophecy.  He ended up murdering a multitude of young boys in a fruitless effort to stop Christ.

Right here, right now, we are living through the nativity of Christ's BodyWe are the body.  Signs in the heavens forewarned and confirmed it.  We who are watching know the signs and see the signs (especially from November 2016 through February 2021).  A ruthless dragon has set about to destroy us—the mystical man-child of Revelation 12 (cf. Gal. 3:29; Eph. 2:15).  This dragon, who has positioned his global system to devour the Church, is about to be cast down.

The nativity story of Christ the Head is similar to our own nativity story in another key facet: we both escape.  Christ was raptured to Egypt to escape the rage of a deadly king.  We will be raptured to Heaven to escape the rage of the deadly serpent (see 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:17–5:9; Rev. 3:8–10; 4:1–4; 12:5, 10–12).

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to witness the great stories of the Bible?  Would you want to go back in time to see the Star of Bethlehem, or witness angels announce Christ's coming to the shepherds?  Would you want to behold the newborn babe in swaddling clothes?  Well you don't have to wish: you're living in a Bible story right now—one prophesied 2,000 years ago.  And if you belong to God through faith in His Son, you're more than just a fly on the wall.  You're actually the protagonist this go-round.

Further reading:

The Second Nativity

Signs in the Sky, Earth, and Sea?

Enter the Dragon


ARE YOU READY FOR WHAT'S COMING?  Faith in Jesus and what He accomplished on your behalf is the only thing that will save you from what's coming.  Are you still bearing your sins, or have you accepted that He died for your sins and rose again?  Today is the day of salvation.  You're not promised tomorrow.  Get on the Ark, because the flood is coming.

 A dmit that you're a sinner.

 B elieve that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again.

 C all on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.

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  1. Amen brother the signs are all around! Maranatha!!!

  2. Amen! My favorite Christmas sermon to date :)

    1. And here's to hoping it's the last (: (: (:

    2. Amen! Agreed.

      Merry Christmas guys!

  3. God Bless and Merry Christmas. Looking forward to being with our Lord and y'all soon!

  4. Merry Christmas!

    Yes, I have thought how amazing it is that we are living though a time period that will have epic novels, movies, historical studies on... it's truly amazing that we get to see a Biblical miracle! It's just, when you read about the Bible stories, you don't think about all the time gaps where people waited. The time between the Nativity and the start of Jesus ministry. The wait of Joseph in prison before interpreting Pharoah's dream. The wait between God's promise to Abraham and the birth of Isaac. The Bible is full of waiting. And now we join that story of awaiting the fulfillment of the promise we know will come.

    1. Speaking of movies, I just suffered through "Matrix Resurrections" and personally found the best part of the film at the end. That's when Neo and Trinity fly away together into the skies.

      The rest was *meh*...

      Take the cake out of the oven too early it will fall. Pull cookies too soon and they are raw inside or fall apart. As wonderful the smell in the house from baked goods; take them too soon and you're in for having less than the best.

      God in Christ will have nothing but the VERY best! All who love Him (Romans 10:9-10) and those who believe (John 6:28-29).

      Happy New Year, 2022.

  5. The Bible in Ezekiel 38:11 says Russia(Gog) will "go up" and attacks the "land of unwalled villages." Most in the past believe this is Israel but some like Bible expert Doug Woodward now believe because Israel has more walls than any country that it's talking about America which is allied with Israel. It's logical that Russia(Gog) would neutralize America first or at the same time that they attack Israel. Russia already has military operations in the arctic, "goes up" over the arctic and down to attack America. Many Christians have had dreams of Russia attacking America with nukes. Russia is now saying they will; turn America into radioactive ash. I have read in 2022 we will see a very rare supernova explosion. It is so rare it happens ever 10,000 years. Two stars or suns will merge and become a supernova. This could be the greatest sign of the return of Jesus. It is like a great Sun/Son(Jesus the light of the world) meets the small Sun(Christians) Also it is like the Body(Christians) coming together with the Head(Jesus) The Star explosion will be seen from Earth in 2022 with the naked eye. The very day the explosion is seen on Earth could be the day of the rapture. I don't know that Jesus will but Jesus could use the power from the explosion to change and rapture Christians. I know God doesn't like to waste anything. We are looking for the light of the world. "Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ! If Jesus came and raptured us during the light show from the supernova explosion it would make His appearing even more glorious. Maranatha!

    1. I think that the Gog-Magog attack will happen during the first part of the Tribulation Period when Israel feels safe and secure by the confirmed covenant with the antichrist.

  6. DD, that is a fascinating thought about Gog. Destroy the Great Satan, "secure" behind the border of oceans, without walls . . . before/simultaneously with destroying the Little Satan so to speak.

    Jeff? Gary? PR?

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    2. Tweaking my response of this morning...

      War seems a reasonable mechanism to preface our taking. Again, reverberations of the Red Sea crossing. *IF* for a supernova as a sign, such an event would have already happened in time and space as that *information* would have to transit physical space at the speed of light (current speed of light today -- nods to Barry & Helen Setterfield) to get to us here on earth.

      Yes, such an event would be magnificent!

      NOTE: The next appearance of the Bethlehem Star will be on Saturday, April 30 as Venus is the bright morning star. The heavens are, IMHO, speaking volumes on that day.

      We have already seen the merging to two suns astronomically. Black holes and neutron stars have been observed merging that create gravitational waves detected by observatories newly built to detect such events. Those have already happened. There have also been questions about activity seen in Betelgeuse, second brightest star in Orion, but that remains to be seen if it went nova.

      Western economies could be the cities without walls. A system as it were. I would trend toward socio-economic systems of the western nations -- non-autocratic governments and free countries.

      Conjecture on my part as I have not devoted study and prayer time to this but do feel in light of current events it is likely those who dwell in freedom that are under attack.

    3. On the topic of unwalled cities I render an historical slant. Cities imbue efficiency & the safety of collectivism and thus attract residents. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, and certainly since The Fall, and contemporary to the writing of the words, walls were as endemic to cities as streets. A city with no walls was like a bucket with no bottom. To the New Testament mind, cities of great import and power being entirely wall-free would be a most novel idea and quite noteworthy.

      Arising in the 1700's, Western Society in the America's, most notably, as evidenced by current world position, the USA, can easily be seen as a civilized group of cities being thrown out in whole cloth, basically all at once and not a parapet or watch tower in a one of them. Prior to that chapter of history, ala European history, and no such equal story exists and certainly not one of cities popping up unsecured by walls and such, as was traditional. The rather absurd rapidity of its flourishing, in historical perspective, more clearly marks this as an Epochal turning point in the nature of cities, with all the ET implications entwined therein.

      Setting that parallelism with the birth of Israel aside, when scanning the breadth of ancient through modern history it is very easy to see the "unwalled cities" as a marker in space & time and human development. In relation to the question at hand, this would seem to eloquently support the idea that it refers to the USA & Western Hemisphere particularly. Maranatha!

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    1. Pastor Rich, Blessings & Merry Christmas to you and all. Your musing highlights a dynamic tension in the air when we view Scripture and its worldview through the lens of Classic Western Deconstructionism, as, the world being viewed and thereby shown us in Scripture is a Transcendental Whole.

      And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. COL 1:17

      Interesting that there is 117, again. (I wonder if Jeffrey McGaha has it backwards and the date is 1/17 and the time is 12:24-25?) In any event, this verse provides a peek into a reality where things will refuse clinical isolation in temporal definitions and yet still be True. Add the dynamic of being inside (us), or outside of (Christ) Time, to our analysis and the wiggle room for grace and margin in all of our models is well advised, no? Still, various handles such as Calvinism, et al, can assist in efficiently clarifying our leanings. Maranatha!

    2. A musing on (Colossians 1:16-17 ESV),

      16 For by him all things
      were created, in heaven and
      on earth, visible and
      invisible, whether thrones
      or dominions or rulers or
      authorities -- all things
      were created through him
      and for him.

      17 And he is before all
      things, and in him all
      things hold together.

      Given the fact that God stretched-out the heavens (Job 9:8) it makes me wonder if all of this exists inside of God. Like nested dimensions one looking down upon the next -- while the next higher is invisible to all but those above?

      So limited is my sight today.

      As many questions as I may ask, I am content to abide, to know Christ and that Jesus is the ultimate desire of my heart.

  8. This is from an older (2017) article which predicts a NEW STAR in 2022 - make of it what you will, anything or nothing.
    * * * * * *
    "A New Bright 'Star' Could Appear in The Night Sky in 2022
    A huge collision between two stars some 1,800 light-years away could add a bright new object to our night sky, say scientists – though this temporary star will only be visible for two or three years.

    This is the first time experts have tried to forecast a cosmic explosion like this, and the researchers say there's usually only a "one-in-a-million chance" of being able to predict a new star before it actually appears.

    Astronomer Larry Molnar and his team from Calvin College in Michigan have been keeping a close eye on a binary star called KIC 9832227, which is actually two stars orbiting each other.

    In this case, we're dealing with a contact binary, where both stars share parts of the same atmosphere, like two peanuts in a shell.

    The researchers think these stars are getting closer together, and could collide with each other in 2022."


    1. Thank you for posting that Jenny. Here is some general information found on the topic,

      Quoting, Wikipedia.com,

      "KIC 9832227 is a contact binary star system[4] in the constellation Cygnus, located about 1,940 ± 30 light-years away.[5] It is also identified as an eclipsing binary with an orbital period of almost 11 hours.[4] In 2017, the system was predicted to result in a merger in 2022.2 (± 0.6 years), producing a luminous red nova (LRN) reaching an apparent magnitude of 2,[5] or about the brightness of Polaris, the North Star. The LRN would remain visible to the naked eye for roughly a month. The merger of the two stellar cores was predicted to give birth to a new, hotter, more massive main-sequence star. However, a reanalysis of the data in September 2018 revealed that the prediction had been based on a wrongly-timed observation, negating the predicted merger."

      Perhaps a starting point for anyone who wants to dig on this...

  9. Curiously, during the 1992 Barcelona Ceremony, a prophetic and very occultic display of the Covid-19 and vaccine agenda was seen. Interestingly, the ceremony depicted what some doctors, such as Carrie Madej, have found inside the so-called "vaccines" when put under a microscope - which was a mysterious looking tentacled object that responds to people when they look at it.

    A strange black cube and hexagon have also been found in the injection material. As was pointed out in the below posting, the hexagon and black cube are both features of the CERN project and the planet Saturn. The Barcelona ceremony, black cubes and hexagon discoveries are covered in article update 4 for September 10,2021 in link further below.

    Interestingly, when speaking of the so-called "vaccine" injections, a disturbing video has emerged that shows someone being seriously injured or killed (I don't know which) after her cell phone made a flash as she was having her nails done. Nano-bots inside the "vaccine?" (article update 5 for December 10,2021) in link below.


    It seems that these Covid-19 injections are starting to take on a disturbing picture.

    Tick tock, tick tock. 2022 is looking pretty prophetic right about now. But, we'll shall see if it will be the magical year we're all waiting for. How much longer can this emerging nightmare continue before God acts to evacuate the Church. Not much longer in my estimation and prophetic observation.


    1. Psalm 122
      A song of ascents. Of David.
      1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
      “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

  10. Barcelona 1992 Opening Ceremony SHOWS Hydra And Covid Bacteria

  11. A full viewing of the Barcelona Ceremony video can be seen in the video below. The ceremony sequence of the above-mentioned segment begins at the 32:49 time mark. Curiously (and in light of Biblical prophecy regarding the Joel 2 prophecy of giants emerging from the bottomless pit as covered earlier in this article), you will see a giant figure [Nephilim Giant?] emerge out onto the stage. Suspiciously, he then walks over and stands between two towers before the Covid spike protein/Hydra sequence begins. This evokes images and thoughts of the twin towers attack in New York City in 2001 just 9 years later ("9"/11) wherein a demonic face emerged from the smoke of the towers.


    1. Okay, that was just plain weird.

    2. And in my opinion, very evident that the kingdom of darkness (Ephesians 6:12) and their earthly proxies are hard at work striving against the kingdom of light. But also more than that, given the time span between the year this event occurred until the year 2022 is a total of 30 years. As we all know, Judas is infamously associated with the number 30 - he betrayed Jesus with 30 pieces of silver. He is also a forerunner of the Antichrist. Further, looking at when that time span of 30 years ends, it puts us at the year 2022 - the year of the fig tree rapture generation with his Second Coming at 2028/2029.

      It makes me wonder if the Lord wasn't showing us all something here. Is he going to allow the kingdom of darkness to implement their plan for the emergence of the Antichrist according to their seeming timetable? That 30 years sure does look suspicious to me.

    3. Yes, the 30 year span was suspicious to me as well. I watched the video from the time stamp provided and, IMHO, felt like I was watching a Satanic ritual. Hate to put it that way but that was my first impression.

      At one point there is a close-up shot of a woman bathed in blood in specific detail that really underscored the point of ritual to me. Only the TV audience would have seen that -- the crowd was simply too far away to be privy. So why do it?


      In the end it is all kicking against the goads. Leviathan is FIRMLY in the hand of the Master. Firmly.

  12. At https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5128 "A Hebrew Prophetic View On 2022" about the year 2022 in which the number 22 is the Hebrew number of chaos and judgment, but also the number of hope and restoration.

  13. The story-line of the Bible flows in one continuous stream, and it’s all about the Jews. Jesus came as Messiah to the Jews, who rejected Him, so He’s coming again, for the Jews, in vengeance to drive them back to Him.

    The end times is about that time.

    None of this has anything to do with the Church! Jesus did not come for the Church the first time, and He’s not coming for the Church when He returns.

    The Church is the body of new creatures in Christ created to fulfill God’s Word of salvation which was made void by the Jews rejection of the Messiah.

    God’s covenant with the Jews is a National Covenant, which is on going to this day and promises citizenship in His Kingdom on earth.

    The covenant with the Church is an individual covenant, offered to everyone, based upon a personal trusting relationship with God and sustained by Faith. For that faith, the promise is a heavenly citizenship, and rulership in the Kingdom on earth.

    By it’s individual nature, Gods Word of salvation returned fulfilled the instant the first person uttered his acceptance.

    It was years after the Pentecost of Acts 2, that the mystery of the Church, which had been hidden in the mind of God, was revealed to Paul. It was then that God knew that His Word was void with the Jews, and that a substitute was needed to return it fulfilled.

    Paul founded and taught the first converts in the New Testament Church. They were no longer Jew or Gentile, but new creatures in Christ, with a destiny. And, he taught extensively about the end of the covenant at the Rapture. He knew that it would happen in the time when the Jews were saying peace and safety, and that sudden destruction would hit them like a thief in the night because they weren’t watching.

    He said that those who are watching and see those days come to pass will see it because they are the children of the day and the light, and that they were not appointed unto the wrath that will drive the Jews back to God and their Messiah.

    In fact, Paul taught that their sudden destruction could not happen until the substitutes were taken out of the way, and that would happen in the end times, and the timing for the end times was sealed by God in the prophecy of Daniel.

    So what Jesus taught the Jews, and what Paul taught the Church is to watch for the events of the prophecy of Daniel to appear on the stage of history. When you see them, know that your redemption draweth nigh.

    1. Gregg,

      With all due respect I have to disagree with you,

      Quoting, you (above)

      "The story-line of the Bible flows in one continuous stream, and it’s all about the Jews."

      The story-line of the Bible is all about Jesus.

      The Bible is a collection of books (writings) written by God, about God and for God. Mankind plays a magnificent part in the story but it is a story about God, His creation and the redemptive gathering of those who love Him to Himself.

      Jesus and the LORD ("יהוה") are One in the same just as Jew and Gentile are to be grafted into one with the LORD. The Church is no replacement for Israel. God keeps His covenants and accomplished this through His only begotten Son.


    2. PR

      Your right "The Church is no replacement for Israel" I never said it was!

    3. It's how "substitute" was used that suggested replacement. Glad we're on the same page about that.

  14. The Total Solar Eclipse, Dec 4th, 2021, went over Antarctica, and that has Islands, Coronation, Delta, Omicron, Alpha, and Omega.


  15. Pastor Rich

    In God’s overall plan, His Messiah would come to fulfill the Jewish law and bring salvation to mankind during the Roman rule over Israel.

    However, by the time the Messiah came on the scene, the traditions of men had made void the Word of God in the ears of the chosen people. The Jewish lawmakers did not accept the death of Jesus as the atonement and full-price-paid in fulfillment of the law.

    The sacrifice of Jesus would have been in vain, but God had a mystery hidden in His mind - The New Covenant.

    Instead of ending during that time of the fourth beast to arise on the earth (Rome), God revealed the back up plan; It was written into the earlier prophecy where the feet follow the legs and the toes grow from the feet: And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44)

    Literally, the time of the end got moved ahead in time. It did not end after Messiah was cut off. The seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy did not immediately follow the 69th week, so the end time was not yet.

    We are living in the gap in time between the 69th week (of years) and the final ‘seven’ years.
    During this “gap” time, history has recorded the rise and fall of the Moslem Empire, and the emergence of a number of strong and weak kingdoms which are the residue of that Empire which is left living on the land which was once ruled by Rome in her day. We yet await the arrival of the Stone Kingdom and the events that lead from today until then.

  16. We just past Christmas, that's a heathen doctrine! We celebrated Christ Mass. Mass is from the word Massa, which were the little cake that the women of Egypt and Babylon baked for the queen of heaven, which Jeremiah condemned.

    The doctrine which has divided the Church more than anything else, is, whether or not, when you take communion, you eat an emblem symbolizing a covenant act of Christ, or whether you partake of a trans-substantiated, miraculous substance, that has you literally eat the flesh and blood of Christ. That a Babylonian Doctrine!

    Christ was born in the fall. You can prove that by deduction from the birth time of John which can be proven from scripture. John was born in the spring, 6 months prior to Christ. We know He was born in the fall, the Pope knows He was born in the fall, but we celebrate December 25th, which is the birth of the Saturnalia. It's a mystery religion add on.

    Do you know where the word cannibal comes from? Those who eat human flesh? It's a cognate of the old Chaldean two word phrase - Priests of Bale - Canna Baal. From this we get our word cannibal, and it's from that religion, that substitute religious system, that substitute belief in the incarnation, where Tamuz was conceived by a sun beam, that religion of ritual and work, comes from Babylon.

    Satan's caricature substitute for Christianity's voice is out of the mouth of the beast whose head is Babylon, with a geographic territory, seated in the land of the Medo-Persians, with methods of conquering and movement and power of that of ancient Greece, and the Dragon, Satan, gave him his power, his seat and his great authority.

    1. Gregg, any and all...

      If this were true, which I am not arguing one way or the other, about Saturnalia or any other pagan observation; is this what we should be teaching? Is this what we need to be preaching?

      What are we teaching the saints? (Believers) What do we say to those on the outs? Nones and dones? That Christmas is a fairy tale? That Christmas is like what you see in the movies? Shepherds meet wise men from the east bearing gifts to a newborn baby in a manger?

      The problem is -- that's not what's in the Bible at all it is?

      By my own research, Zechariah served in the Temple in the summer of 4 BC leading to a June, 4 BC conception of John on his return home to Elizabeth. Accordingly, we squarely land on Jesus being born in the Fall of 3 BC. Agreed. We're the wise-men there? The Magoi (IMHO).


      They didn't arrive until later did they? What did they come for? They came,

      2 saying, "Where is he who
      has been born king of the
      Jews? For we saw his star
      when it rose and have come
      to worship him."

      (Matthew 2:5 ESV)

      ...and what did they do when they found the newborn King?

      10 When they saw the star, they
      rejoiced exceedingly with great

      11 And going into the house,
      they saw the child with Mary
      his mother, and they fell
      down and worshiped him.
      Then, opening their treasures,
      they offered him gifts, gold
      and frankincense and myrrh.

      (Matthew 2:10-11 ESV)

      The wise-men celebrated the FIRST CHRISTMAS!!!

      No manger here. Jesus bar Joseph was living with his family in the City of David. Not a silent night BUT if you follow the logic suggested by Rick Larson you can see how Jupiter is easily the star the wise men followed which stopped in retrograde motion in the early morning skies of what we call December 25, 2 BC over Bethlehem.

      Dig on that with software you'll even find that Crux was over that part of the horizon too!

      Watch: The Star of Bethlehem for a primer on this topic. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

      Are we not called to look for Jesus and point toward Christ not a cheap substitute?

      The "anti" of Antichrist means, "instead of" not "against". I am to teach proper history of the Bible and how real research (archaeological, historical and scientific) build the case for Christ not diminish or distract from it. False teachers can have their false festivals,

      11 "Let the evildoer still do evil,
      and the filthy still be filthy,
      and the righteous still do right,
      and the holy still be holy."

      (Revelation 22:11 ESV)

      May we be the ones who point the way to Christ who speak the Name and do so with fear and reverence. None of us would be here today if it weren't for Jesus. It's all about Jesus and always has been. It always will be.

      For that reason we (my family and I) celebrate Christmas not because of human tradition. We celebrate Christmas because Jesus taught us to love one another. We celebrate Christmas because we love Jesus and are thankful for the greatest gift ever given by the wisest of all.

      God Himself.

    2. Yeah, that whole "Christmas is a pagan celebration" bit wore thin on me long ago. Many cite the Jeremiah 10 passage as a condemnation against Christmas trees. HOWEVER ... we discover that this passage is not talking about Christmas trees at all.


      Further, when we all decorate a tree at Christmas time, it is symbolic of celebrating the one who died on the tree. Thus the tree becomes a reminder of what happened at the crucifixion for us who would receive eternal life. We need not to look any further than Galatians 3 ...

      "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (Galatians 3:13-14).

      Hmmmmm ... cursed is he who hangs on a tree???? He became a curse for us. He took everything sin related upon himself and was made a curse on the tree - the Cross.

      Again, Christmas is not celebrating anything pagan that originated in Babylon. The point is - they worshipped the tree. We celebrate the one who died upon the tree

      So, celebrate Christmas and fatten that tree up next year and don't think twice about it soldier of Christ!!!


    3. PR

      "What are we teaching the saints?"

      We can take the opportunity to tell them and show them the truth.

    4. And what is the truth?

      His Name is Jesus.

      We are called to point the world to Jesus.

  17. At https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/putin-russia-orders-fresh-war-games-ukraine-demand-over-joining-nato/ "Putin Orders Fresh Round Of War Games Around Demand That Ukraine Not Be Allowed To Join NATO, Deploying Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems S-300V".

    At https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/28/politics/us-russia-security-talks/index.html "US and Russia to talk Ukraine and security issues next month". It will happen at 10 January next. But will these talks be successful, or will war between Russia and the NATO erupt just before, or just after these talks? God only knows. I think that the current energy crisis in Europe is just a prelude to war.

  18. A message from Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat. What stage are you in?

    Zev is a mighty messenger of the Lord.



  19. In Luke’s gospel Jerusalem was a hive of activity.

    And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds.
    And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.

    Its very curious that in the gospel of Matthew, Herod the king doesn’t know or hasn’t heard yet the shepherds story and everything else recorded by Luke.

    The wise men from the east arrive in Jerusalem Saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

    “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

    “Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.”

    “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.”

    “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.”

    By the time the wise men show up asking questions no one remembers anything.

    So from all this you can safely assume the “nativity scene” is a developed tradition!

    Jesus was not born in the winter dec.25th.
    No wise men at the manger scene!
    No shepherds at the wise men scene!

    So just enjoy the holidays!

  20. Just a couple more days and Venus will have crossed to the other side of the Sun from our perspective. Venus is closer to us now than ever and will soon appear to overtake Mars. Then the two of them will cross the sky until Venus/Mars and Saturn meet-up by the end of March.

    In some ways it will look as though the dragon and bright morning star are locked in battle.

    The King is coming!

    1. Steve Quayle had a cool video today about the Venus “ring” in the 8th. It’s almost similar to a solar eclipse, but don’t look at it directly it was saying!

  21. Miss, Carole, I could second that!! Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

  22. Here’s an interesting article from Randy Nettles at ‘Rapture Ready’. He suggests a date range for the Tribulation that runs from 2026 to 2033. I find his thinking rather compelling, and lo and behold, it closely mirrors a suggestion I made here a while back, about the common occurrence of 2,000 year blocks of time. In that example I mused about the commonly accepted year of 32 AD for the Crucifixion, and His second advent during 2032.

    As I’ve expressed here in the past, I think there still are too many moving pieces—and complicated ones—that not only are not yet in place, but have scarcely begun developing. And most of these seem to pertain to the first 3.5 years, than the second 3.5 years.



    1. But our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was born 3 to 4 years BC and the year He was crucified for my own sins was 30 AD, in stead of 33 AD. That could mean that the Tribulation Period is to start in 2023.

  23. Okay…sometimes I engage in flights of fancy, so this is complete speculation. But regarding the potential Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites: Israel has developed a “special and peculiar” relationship with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, to the point of sharing intelligence and military technology. The relationship has been enough to cause notice and protest from Iran, which shares a northern border with Azerbaijan.

    We’re all familiar with the recent serious disruption in Kazakhstan. No doubt there are valid issues with the government, but it has been widely suggested that this particular outburst was “stoked” by outside forces. Could it be that Mossad, with the help of other intelligence agencies used this distraction to move advanced weapons into Azerbaijan? From the southwest corner of Azerbaijan, it’s a relatively short flight across the Caspian Sea to northern Iran, without using anyone else’s airspace. And the nation on the western shore of the Caspian Sea? That would be Azerbaijan. Of course, Israeli forces could also use sea-borne assets as well as Air Force.

    Food for thought during these perplexing times.


    1. In the example above, I meant to say “the southwest corner of Kazakhstan”, not Azerbaijan.

  24. At https://www.raptureready.com/2022/01/05/revelation-6-our-marriage-and-the-gap-by-mark-a-becker/ "Revelation 6: Our Marriage and The Gap :: By Mark A. Becker" supposes at first the Rapture of the Church, the revelation of the antichrist with the breaking of the first seal of Revelation 6, the subsequent Seal Judgments of Revelation 6, and finally the beginning of the 7-year Great Tribulation itself with its Trumpet- and Bowl Judgments.

    It seems to be a plausible scenario.

  25. US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine

    Quoting, CNN.com,

    "Washington (CNN) The US has information that indicates Russia has prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine, a US official told CNN on Friday, in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion."

    "The official said the US has evidence that the operatives are trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia's own proxy forces."

    Personal commentary...

    I am not a *fan* of CNN for all of what I personally call their *scare* tactics and sensationalised headlines, but in and around all of this there can be useful information. The article states,

    "'The Russian military plans to begin these activities several weeks before a military invasion, which could begin between mid-January and mid-February,' the official said. 'We saw this playbook in 2014 with Crimea.'"

    This is an interesting time-frame as it is when Venus and Mars will appear to track together across the morning sky. The bright morning star and god of war as it were locked together through the end of March when all come to conjunction with Saturn.


    The Bethlehem Star is only one-month after that conjunction with Shavuot only 37 days, or 888 hours or five weeks and two days later. I've pointed to these watermarks several times and pointing to them again.

    Shavuot is the very picture of the Rapture. Now is a great time to get out your Bible and start reading. Study on the feast days and history surrounding Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks or what we otherwise call Pentecost. A good starting point for teaching may be found here,

    Search Results for 'jack langford'...with emphasis on this interview with Gary Stearman,

    Jack Langford: The Mystery of Pentecost

    Quoting, Prophecy Watchers,

    "Once you come to understand the symbolism built into the Jewish Feast Days, you may never view the Bible the same way again. The Feast of Pentecost provides a perfect picture of the Rapture of the Church in so many different ways. The Church, of course, was birthed on a Pentecost. The Jewish people believe that Pentecost is the day the fruit of the trees is judged! King David was born and died on Pentecost. According to tradition, Enoch was born and then raptured on Pentecost! The Law was given at Mt Sinai on Pentecost and 3,000 people died. Peter preached the Gospel on Pentecost and 3,000 people were saved! It’s no coincidence—a perfect picture of Law and Grace! Gary Stearman and Jack Langford discuss this important day on God’s calendar and wonder—will the Church be raptured on a future Pentecost?"

    Happy hunting, share the Love of Christ and study well,


    1. War between Russia and Ukraine, which will probably trigger WW III, is becoming increasingly likely. Will the Rapture happen during this war?

    2. That is a reasonable question @Moin and I think that could be possible.

      I find it interesting that in the Temple era the Priests would present the two leavened wave loaves before the LORD on the Feast of Weeks at about 8:00-9:00 AM. This was the timing of the giving of the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost of the Church. If this were a marker in time for the R/R then it would be 1:00-2:00 AM (Eastern time) and 10:00-11:00 PM (Pacific time). Night over the land of Little Egypt where two modern total solar eclipses render a mark. What plague will visit her that night?

      So many questions.

      Jesus is the ONLY answer!

  26. At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bolb8NCsf0E "The Road To The REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE Is Being Paved!!!":

    "Brother Chad discusses the recent news regarding Emmanuel Macron and the European Union… and how beyond a shadow of a doubt… the road is being paved for the Revived Roman Empire ( Empire of the Antichrist )… and the rise of the 10 kings ( 10 horns ) spoken of in the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation."

    Is that the reason why Europe is suffering from an energy crisis and war is looming between Russia and Ukraine in which the EU/NATO will be directly involved? I think that it will suit Emmanuel Macron very well when a war erupts between Russia, Ukraine and Europe, because he will form the Revived Roman Empire very quickly during a time of war and social unrest.

  27. At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJuc9TJ8nik "EU Army, Russia, Ukraine, US-Prophecy Update":

    "Prophecy Talk with Erika Grey

    2022 has begun with major unfolding prophecy. The formation of the EU army troops begins the year, along with the conflict with Russia and Ukraine and the United States actions that contribute to this army."

  28. FUN FACT of the DAY

    I've started a new model based upon the Dead Sea Scroll (Essene) calendar and found more interesting features. The Essene calendar places Shavuot properly at the 15th day of the third month. This is Sunday, June 5, 2022 per the Gregorian calendar. This jives with the timing provided in (Leviticus 23).

    Here's the fun fact: Counting from the 15th day of the third month (15/3) or Sunday, June 5, 2022 to Yom Teruah and the beginning of the fall feasts (Wednesday, September 21, 2022) is 15 weeks, three (3) days. (15-3)

    See a pattern?

    To see why this is interesting open your Bible(s) to (John 21:11),

    11 So Simon Peter went aboard
    and hauled the net ashore, full
    of large fish, 153 of them.
    And although there were so many,
    the net was not torn.

    (John 12:11 ESV)

    The one who Jesus said would become a fisher of men (Matthew 4:19), (Mark 1:17) brought to Jesus 153 large fish.


    You may also recall that from the Feast of Trumpets, 2017 (beginning of the R12S) to the passing of Rev Billy Graham, ANOTHER fisher of men, was 153 days.

    And there's your Fun Fact of the Day!



  29. Has everyone seen this video? Pretty awesome.....


    1. Thanks for the head's up Rhonda. Just finished checking it out...

    2. I've been thinking about the video and believe there are some interesting avenues to explore with Daniel's count to Christ's triumphant entry to Jerusalem as potential shadow to His Second Coming being among them.

      I'm not fully onboard with the timeline but think that working from the lunar calendar is a good place to explore. The Essene's did the same and are where I am exploring at the moment.

      The bottom line to all of this is that we are looking. Eye's open and digging. Diving back into Scripture and prayer. I'm not so interested in finding the day of the R/R as I am the devotional and study time spent with the LORD in His Word.

      No matter when He comes, WE WIN!!

  30. Hi Rhonda-
    It is an awesome video! Beautifully done and lots of study, obviously. I plan to watch that one and his part 2 again and do more study of my own, but it is well worth our time!

  31. Personally, I found it more of the same as with other’s attempting more of the same.
    Uninformative, misleading, inaccurate.
    For example at 1:23 he leaves out “with them”. But maybe that’s just a different translation on his part.
    Also I wanted to ask him “what makes you think the earth is a ball(CGI) spinning around 25,000 mph, spinning around a ball of fire 95mil mile away”
    I guess God just missed on that one when He speaks on the 4 corners of the earth and motionless.
    Using Forbes’s pay rate of $5 per 1,000 views, a YouTube video with 1,000,000 views can make up to $5,000, which makes modern-day influencer an attractive lucrative job. However, as previously noted, these are estimates, and few YouTubers can make more or less depending on the quality of the ad.

  32. The threat of a war between Russia and Ukraine have all to do with the birth of the Revived Roman Empire:

    A war between Russia and Ukraine, or even the threat of a war, can cause the EU to crumble apart, after which the Revived Roman Empire will rise as a Phoenix from the ashes. As President of the Council of the European Union during this semester, Emmanuel Macron wants to reform the EU into an autonomous world power with its own strategic policy and a European army. I see the Revived Roman Empire being formed under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. I think that it will suit Emmanuel Macron very well given the threat of a war between Russia and Ukraine.

    Erika Grey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJuc9TJ8nik "EU Army, Russia, Ukraine, US-Prophecy Update":

    "2022 has begun with major unfolding prophecy. The formation of the EU army troops begins the year, along with the conflict with Russia and Ukraine and the United States actions that contribute to this army."

  33. GREGG must be Hebrew for "not to be outdone."

    He leaps taller buildings than you. He thinks faster, better, and deeper than you. He sees more. Understands more. And smells better while doing it. Would that we could all be lucky enough to live in his shadow.

    Of course, I'd be willing to bet all of my heavenly chores that the earth is not flat, Gregg. What do you say? An eternity of dishes and vacuuming if you're wrong? Cause you are.

    1. I was kinda expecting something like that from you.

      Prove it with science facts, not all your science fiction which you have been taught.

      Oh yea what was they told you in school......"sit down and shut up like a good boy" we will teach you what you need to know.

    2. Jeremy

      Did you want to talk about bible facts, or were you just making chit chat?

      020:009 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
      020:010 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
      020:011 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

      38:008 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

      10:012 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
      010:013 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
      010:014 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

    3. Geez Gregg!

      It was just a bet. What's your answer?

      By the way, your posts say so much more about you than they ever did about me. And I thank you for revealing your true character.

      And unlike Covid, the peer review process for the earth's shape has been ongoing for thousands of years now, and plenty of Christian professionals have been involved. You might want to rethink your "science."

      Luke 16:31

      "And he said unto him, If [Gregg] hears not [wisdom and counsel], neither will he be persuaded, though one rose from the dead [with a picture of the globe].


      P.S. Sorry I forgot my name on the earlier post. I typed it from my phone in a hurry. But if you can recognize the light from just a short post, maybe there's still hope that you can walk toward it, too!

    4. Barry Setterfield discussed these verses in one of his video sessions on their YT channel "GSR Updates". I cannot point you directly to it and am digging to find it again for my own benefit (which may take a while) but do recall a flat earth model had nothing to do with this event. More to do with the earth's molten core IIRC.


    Carl Sagan - Cosmos - Eratosthenes

    I admired Carl's curiosity and hope that in the end he found truth. Even if nobody else knew.

    1. Thank you for that, PR. I felt like a kid again, even if for only a moment, and it just goes to show that it doesn't take a rocket scientist.

      And all of the arguments for a flat earth fall equally just as . . . flat.

      They fail to account for Extended Over Water regulations and ETOPS-related issues in aviation. They fail to account for visible satellite paths and operation. They fail to explain magnetic variation and SNAPS compass errors. They fail to explain the variability of Line of Sight. They fail to explain the magnetosphere, which keeps us all alive. They fail to explain the Coriolis Force and its everyday association with stormy weather across the globe. They fail to explain the relationship between the seasons and the polar axis tilt. They fail to explain the outright measurement of latitude and longitude lines.
      These are all simple examples taken from across the normal professional fields of aviation, navigation, weather, physics, etc., and they are not subject to the whims of some random real estate agent . . . no matter how many doctored PDF's you cite . . . or how many mistakes you make transcribing 2D and 3D maps.

      I mean, it truly is foolish to believe in a flat earth. And it only hurts one's credibility.

      But whatever. I can keep on doing my own chores until someone takes that bet.




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