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Study the early history of the Christian church and you will read of some very heroic episodes of faith. We read as the apostles and the elders of Jerusalem were eventually hunted down and killed, both by Jewish leaders and by the Romans. Only the apostle John, Joseph of Arimathaea, and Lazarus (the man Jesus raised from the dead) seem to have survived all of the persecution. Jesus said that some would. Read his statement:
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Once again, it is not something you will hear the local preacher in church talk about, but it is a definite reality. READ MORE
In Part 1, I introduced a concept that caused a major ruckus in the church world. People from countless denominations have already written articles to condemn the ideas portrayed in my last "blog." They could not fathom the idea that behind the scenes, their church organization were being controlled by evil spirits, working behind the scenes. It is not a foreign concept. In an often quoted scripture, the Apostle Paul explains it this way:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Here we learn that the legions of evil spirits have various ranks and positions, much like many "modern church organizations." We also learn that these evil spirits infest many organizations, both political and spiritual, allowing them to carry out their work, in this day, almost totally unhindered. READ MORE.
One of the most common comments we have gotten in response to these blogs has been this: "you mention false ministries in passing . . . why don't you do a blog to describe them?" This is a fair enough question and one that should have been asked long ago. When my associates, Tom Mack and Mary Jo Reaves published The Midnight Herald many years ago, they spent a lot of column space exposing false ministries. Tom crashed one of their big meetings and their security force wanted him arrested. Instead, the local police, who helped serve as security for the event, gave him all the inside information and answered all his questions. It turned out the local police were not impressed with this preacher either. READ MORE
When you study the Holy Scriptures about false ministries, it becomes clear that a special type appears from time to time. For lack of a better term, we shall term them "Reprobate Ministries." When it comes to threats against the Body of Christ, these false ministries rise up as the biggest threat. The reason for this is pretty clear: they start out as purely Christian ministries, but at some time, they make a choice to walk away from the free gift of salvation At that point, they well their souls to the enemy and begin to serve him. They become a form of Antichrist ministry (I John 2:18-19). READ MORE
The past few weeks when I was writing about False Ministries and Reprobate Ministries, I mentioned in passing the personal and financial curses that cam be brought on those who support those ministries. Several of my readers picked up on this and wrote me about it. It turns out that none of their pastors or church leaders had ever bothered to tell them about this prospect. There is probably a very good reason for this, as they would have a "conflict of interest" in even talking about the subject. You will see why when we get further into the subject. READ MORE
There are a lot of topics in the Holy Scriptures that most church leaders do not want to talk about. Balaam the son of Beor is not one of them. A good show can be made by telling about the evil King Balak, the king of Moab. See what the Israelites had done to the Amorite kings Og and Sihon, he figured that he was next. He knew that defeating them militarily was very unlikely, so he turned to the best prophet he knew: Balaam. The Torah calls him a soothsayer from the beginning because the town in Mesopotamia named Pethor (Heb. פּתור) means "soothsayer." This suggests that this town, most likely in the Euphrates River valley, was a town loaded with soothsayers. The Hebrew numeric value of the city is 73 x 2 or 686. These numbers suggest that these soothsayers were the best in the world. READ MORE.
Many years ago, when a few churches started to incorporate deliverance (exorcism) ministries into their services, they would occasionally run into people whose lives were somehow affected by various rites of witchcraft. Much of the time, the victims of these rites would discover that the curse they received came not as a result of what they did, but something their ancestors did (See Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy 5:9, and Deuteronomy 23:2-3). Other times, the curse comes from something that they did "innocently," not realizing the dangers involved. Whatever the case, ". . . the curse causeless shall not come." (Proverbs 26:2) Anyone who tells you that witches can place curses is unaware of the true realities of what they are dealing with. When Balaam tried to curse the Children of Israel in Numbers 22-24, his attempts to pronounce curses were turn into blessings. It wasn't until the daughters of Midian were hired by King Balak to seduce the Children of Israel into various sins of idolatry and adultery so that they could be cursed (See Exodus 25). READ MORE
Posted on 6/8/201
Recently, several radio show hosts have broached the idea that America is being "Zombified" by various parties. One of the biggest sellers of this concept makes continual references to the 1986 movie, The Serpent and the Rainbow. This Wes Craven film gave us a vivid picture of the work of various Haitian shamans and bokurs, practitioners of an animistic science our media insists upon calling Voodoo. In this movie, a corrupt policeman used the dark side of the Voudon religion to strip the souls from human bodies, effectively rendering them to be Zombies (once again, a Hollywood change, as the term should be spelled Zombi). It was only after the hero destroyed the containing vessels that the Zombis could return to a normal life. It is unfortunate that the people promoting the Zombification concept did not trouble themselves to purchase a copy of Dr. Wade Davis' book by the same name. It would have enlightened them considerably. READ MORE
When I wrote my last blog on this subject, I had this hope I could be done with the subject and move on to other things. Sadly, when I continue to study this subject, I realize that there is much more to the subject than anyone wants to admit. When we wrote Cyber Loves' Illusions about the
West African Romance Scam Artists, we watched, sometimes in horror as men and woman would descend into this spiritual abyss as they fell in love with what would later turn out to be their scam artist. Once they fell in love with their scam artist, things began to change for these people. Suddenly, they were willing to send them often thousands of dollars to cement that relationship. The scam artist would promise them that they would come to America to marry them and they would happily ever after, just like Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is interesting that NBC would create a show called Grimm that tells us that the "fairy tales were not fiction, they were a warning!" READ MORE
Posted on 5/19/2012
One of the greatest tragedies of the Judeo-Christian world has been the failure of our religious leaders to discern and teach the more important issues of scripture. Jesus made this statement about the religious leaders of His day:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
One of those "weighter matters of the law (Torah)" has been the soul. Passed off to the Social Science community in the form of Psychology, Counseling, and Psychiatry, our pastors and other church leaders have abandoned their responsibilities to care for the souls of the people who attend their churches. Years ago, Jay Adams wrote a book titled Competent to Counsel that argued that pastors were competent to counsel people having life issues. Sadly, this book went unnoticed by the majority of the church community, and their troubled parishioners were given appointment cards for the nearest "shrink" in the area.
Posted on 4/27/2012
Recently, my associate, Tom Mack was a guest on The Barry Chamish Show. During his two hour interview with Barry, he again talked about something we began dealing with six years ago when Barb Sluppick and others made us aware of the issue. Romance Scamming continues to take billions our of the economies of the West and convert much of it for use by the terror-machines of al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and a host of other groups now too numerous to mention. Barry had trouble believing that people in the West could fall for such scams. The reality he could not see is that not all people are smart world-class investigative journalists like he is. The sad reality is that people do and like a lot of things related to love, that really do not make sense. Sometimes, we feel like our three-year effort was in vain, but we felt we had to try.