WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION??

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First and most important is knowing there is hundreds of millions websites, and hundreds of millions blogs/writings/articles/books covering all subjects in one way or another; so how is it possible for any to know who is right and who is wrong?

None, no, not one of this world through being affiliated in any worldly ways have spiritual understanding or obedience according to scripture not believed nor understood such as Revelation 12:9,  Job 15:15-16, Psalms 14:2-3, Isaiah 59:1-4, and much more concerning this world of Israelite – Christianity; and that includes those living by eternal law regarding 7th day Sabbath, Feasts, clean foods, and more according to The Torah being the only way to please YHVH, yet most all still remain walking in unseen darkness via false light as in having no love with deed for others, such as my wife and I living in many of life’s difficulties through these past 10 years — but rather all loving themselves and things of this world which makes knowing YHVH in spirit and truth totally impossible — so says the Holy Bible through scripture with instruction never taught by wolves in sheep’s clothing, or completely ignored by all reading words for their walk in this life..

There is an answer for what is right, but only few will spiritually comprehend its meaning of becoming disassociated with this world – therefore no longer a part while seeking direction from not of this world. . .

“If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you. (John 15:19)

Would you like better understanding of the verse just read?

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god

Because I have never been a church member in my life of 61 years, I am teachable to Yehovah via 27 years of private study – thus my brain circuits have not become corrupted through putting trust in myself nor humankind beliefs which only mislead; and because of that faith, trust, and living this past decade with many hardships through lacking basic need as just regular meals — and being detested by this world of Christianity that offers no help in any way – reason is because they lack fruits as instructed in the Bible. For example – John 13:34, 14:21, Matthew 22:36-40, 25:31-46, Luke 6:36-46, 1 John 3:15-20, 4:7-8, 20-21 — therefore will be thrown into the fires of affliction without mercy as written in John 15:1-6, and when resurrection for judgement comes, they all will be judged as the selfish goats not allowed to be in the millennial kingdom.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/the-millennial-resurrections/

I therefore follow this instruction:

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. If then you have been raised with Yeshua [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Yeshua is, seated at the right hand of Yehovah Elohim. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Yeshua in Elohim. When Yeshua, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.   (Proverbs 3:5-6, Colossians 3:1-4)

When an entire human race becomes nothing but controlled pawns within our dying civilization, which is also Satan’s Kingdom, all that any know is what their natural mind chooses (1 Corinthians 2:14) according to what has been planted in their thoughts while continually being fed lies, mislead, and themselves feeling secure as knowing all needed; when in truth, every individual of this world being near 7.5 billion have been sucked into the vortex of what is coming as the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this earth, which according to all the signs of the times (Matthew 16:2-3) is almost upon America, and all great nations worldwide bringing much affliction for 3 1/2 years — until the antichrist appears doing great miracles to make all things seem right, with today’s Christianity included, so that he is worshiped by all worldwide as God — only to bring 3 1/2 years great tribulation, death, and destruction everywhere upon earth.

So how can we know exactly where humanity now stands as believers?

“While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?  Yeshua answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].  (Matthew 24:3-4)

First of all comes one main fact not believed, and that is because noone on this earth being of this world, including billions of Bible believers, will accept these words of scripture with themselves included. . .

“And the huge dragon was cast down and out—that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him. Revelation 12:9

If you genuinely want to know Satan’s purpose for his earthy kingdom . . .

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/the-kingdom-of-satan-is-earth/

If only humankind could remove eyes from themselves, they would first see our world of division, and then what is really happening to civilization worldwide followed with what has been done to rivers, lakes, oceans, soil, air, and even the junkyard in orbit; and when added there is no end to all the atrocities committed against our human race since the beginning, and during these end times comes massive population reduction as part of the plan for the new world order. Study the Georgia Guidestones in the vigilantcitizen link below for unreported breaking news of old most are unaware of.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/XL6Xml/how_could_an_entire_human_race_actually_be_deceivedhttps://vigilantcitizen.com/tag/sinister-sites/

“For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Yeshua (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray. (verse 5)

What you just read above represents this entire world of false religion known as Christianity that has uncountable different doctrines, spirits, images, beliefs, traditions, wrongly titled names being God and Jesus Christ, and much more having nothing to do with truth; and I have always been just as guilty through using the same names as billions – until Yehovah (YHVH ELOHIM) made clear the importance of knowing not only His personal name, but also Yeshua HaMashiach our world saviour through verses never taught or even discussed in today’s Christianity. Proverbs 30:4, Psalms 9:10, John 17:6, 17:26, and many more when any genuine believer will actually study to show themselves approved. (2 Timothy 2:15)

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/XL6Xml/how_could_an_entire_human_race_actually_be_deceived

Below shares some information on proper names – but what is most important is our search with desire to know what all worldly know not — such as loving others through more than meaningless words having no works, not using mistranslated names for our eternal creator Yehovah and Yeshua, keeping all commandments, and thus becoming worthy as firstfruits through obedience for great never ending reward. (Revelation 5:10)

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/JnD4ex/the_true_pronunciation_of_the_sacred_name

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ln6lme/the_name_of_the_savior_is_yeshua_hamashiach_it_is_not_jesus_christ

This link. . .

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ljD9ZQ/vital-untaught-truth-in-all-religions-worldwide

Contains near 200 pages using scripture on just how YHVH views all shepherds, preachers, pastors, ministers, reverends, bishops, prophets, and all religious titles including the Pope along with how He labels congregations worldwide — and truth from the Bible is not pleasing to this world of so-called Christians talking religious talk while not walking their instructed walk as doers of the word, rather than hearers only deceiving themselves.

And know also there is no religious leaders within the buildings of man, falsely called churches, worldwide where Satan dwells that will tell you truth going against them, or why Christians should love others as themselves being the royal law they all ignore. (James 1:22-25, 2:8, 13-26) Also in this reading is how those obedient will gain YHVH’s mercy during affliction.

“Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness, To deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield. For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy name. So then He has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills.I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.  (Psalms 33:18-21, Romans 9:18, Jeremiah 17:10)

Back to Matthew 24

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].  Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. (verses 6-9)

This world has always had many wars, conflicts, violence, famine, and much shed blood; however, just as our population has increased, so has human knowledge (Daniel 12:4) for weapons with nuclear, biological, and chemical included for mass extermination – thus leaving this world of wars, rebel violence, drug cartels, human trafficking, slavery, racial hate, genocide, torture, great suffering, famine, drought, earthquakes, and much more disaster — being end time prophecy — accompanied with much evil upon a blinded world of innocent people that have never had any proper rule based on laws of love with peace and unity – rather than what Satan represents being lies, hate, wars, and death.

 “And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred. And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error. And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, (verses 10-12)

Because our world civilization has always been more unstable than water, and because all beliefs, religions, and Christianity have never been taught truth on their own coming destiny having no safety, no rapture, and no escape — massive and very extreme suffering is coming upon a human race totally unprepared — therefore, through years of affliction, deception, and mislead, multitudes of Israelite Christians will believe the antichrist has been the cause of all their suffering through strong delusion. . .

“The coming of the [Antichrist, the lawless] one is through the activity of Satan, [attended] with great power [all kinds of counterfeit miracles] and [deceptive] signs and false wonders [all of them lies], and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all the deception of wickedness for those who are perishing, because they did not welcome the love of the truth [of the gospel] so as to be saved [they were spiritually blind, and rejected the truth that would have saved them]. Because of this God will send upon them a misleading influence, [an activity of error and deception] so they will believe the lie, (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)

Therefore, today’s misled world of Christianity will be among this world’s joy when the witnesses in Revelation have been killed, and lie three and a half days. Read Revelation 11:7-4, and then for a better understanding, this link below to learn who those two witnesses really are.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-2/

So what exactly do these following words mean?

But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Verse 13)

Isaiah 6 Revelation 6 002Isaiah 6 and Revelation 6 means to endure regardless of circumstance that has taken multitudes by surprise and without warning; and all because this world of shepherds teach not truth as made clear in scripture; therefore even with years of what I study through prayer to deliver — scorpions hear not what YHVH speaks. (Ezekiel 2 KJV)

Those under persecutions and afflictions, holding fast their faith even though it leads to the martyr’s death, – will have earned whatever their position may be within the millennial kingdom according to their fruits.  So become wise and know that all Christian Israelite’s must not be led astray by false teachers nor offended by the prevalence of lies, wickedness, immorality, greed, dishonesty, or hate – while through faith retaining their love for YHVH, and understanding why these things must be.

And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end. (Matthew 24:14)

Who will become the teacher preachers spreading news of the coming kingdom worldwide during great tribulation?

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/amazingly-precise/

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-2/

Who I am, and all that I do in this temporary life:

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/about/  Myself

https://www.facebook.com/mmsunio  My wife Mylene

Great Concern:

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/VL6qe8/55_little_known_facts_about_human_trafficking

http://www.dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com/

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  My Efforts for Spiritual Knowledge

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/  Contains writings on faith, truth, obedience, end times, human suffering, slavery, and more.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 250] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/ – How Powerful This World of Darkness Truly Is

http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – Accurate news on twisted people in every position so true people cannot believe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/ – Continual reports which reveal just how deranged our human race has become.

Contact

timesoftroubles@gmail.com

Because my wife and I have lived in our faith through these past ten years, we don’t even have basic needs; so any help at all would be more than appreciated and taken as a blessing from someone with compassion.

jeffcallarman@ymail.com  Our email ID for Paypal

Are All Foods Clean? With Much More Revealed – Only If Scripture is Followed. . .

For any and all on this earth being within our 7.5 billion civilization; there is but one truth that remains unknown to all being of this world; therefore only those few chosen and called out of this world can deliver that message of truth none, no, not one earth dweller wants to hear.John 15:19 Psalms 14:2-3 Ezekiel 2 & 3 etc.

Also realize that of all the tags I use, any actually researching all the links used will find relation.

Proverbs 2:5-6 Psalms 32:8 Psalms 91:14

—But people who are evil and ·cheat others [impostors; charlatans] will go from bad to worse. ·They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves [L …deceiving and being deceived].  2 Timothy 3:13 (EXB) — Today’s Shepherds Worldwide Have Been Totally Deceived –– Thus Mislead All Congregations as in billions being blinded through blind charlatans. What does Revelation 12:9 speak that billions refuse to believe, as if being a believer in themselves?

For any and all on this earth being within our 7.5 billion civilization; there is but one truth that remains unknown to all being of this world; therefore only those few chosen and called out of this world can deliver that message of truth none, no, not one earth dweller wants to hear.John 15:19 Psalms 142-3 Ezekiel 2

We all live our daily life within a world filled with nothing but division; therefore the only way for any genuinely wanting truth accompanied with instruction for their life, [believers in the only true Yehovah and Yeshua] must according to scripture look only toward our eternal Father; because those not doing so are led by man and their own human spirit not knowing the things of YHVH: (1 Corinthians 2) and what you just read has great meaning on His sacred name being Yehovah, and Yeshua being the proper name of our Messiah rather than Jesus Christ. In addition what we must seek from above is the Sabbath, what is correct out of uncountable beliefs, pagan holidays, non biblical tithes, eternal salvation, feasts, hell, predestined, and endless subjects for discussion which through our Father will lead to us to unity and love for all.

Also take notice on my spelling of the names above, verses the spelling directly below along with the 2nd most popular name for God being Yahweh; and you just read the 1st being God – so you decide using not just these links, but all that can be found on this most extreme important subject;

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ZOXmRb/the-true-pronunciation-of-the-sacred-name  – http://yahushua.net/pagan_name.htm

Question with Answer – So how is it possible for any to know truth from the links supplied or any? Especially when via Internet there are hundreds of thousands all being different in small ways creating huge mislead for billions?

That is why we can only look to YHVH for spiritual knowledge – and the greatest sadness upon this entire world of Christianity – is their mislead because of so much untaught scripture, and how most all have become without required fruits with their greatest lack being love with deed for others in need making them to covet all their own material items that shall perish; therefore not known by Yeshua, separated from Yehovah; and this truth just read is well verified through much scripture – Christians in no way believe – therefore despise one of YHVH’s few end time messengers while also hating Yehovah through their actions.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god

Yahushua said that he did not come to destroy the law or the prophets (Matthew 5:17-20).

The dietary food law (does it still apply?) – Know also that to really gain understanding of what is clean, and what is not, requires a very extensive study just as everything about our creator, and what He expects from Israelite Christians.

http://yahushua.net/diet.htm

http://www.detailshere.com/clean&uncleanfoods.htm

Are we still required to keep the law?

http://yahushua.net/law.htm

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/does-gods-grace-nullify-his-law/

NOW LETS READ THE WORD THROUGH DEPENDING ON YEHOVAH TO MAKE OUR PATHS STRAIGHT

In Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 God gives us a list of animals that are not to be eaten as food. Included in this list declared “unclean” are some of man’s favorites: swine, shrimp, lobster, crab, catfish, as well as squid, rabbit, squirrel, etc. However, there are several places in the New Testament where God seems to indicate that He has changed His mind on these things:

MARK 7:18 And he said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) (NASU)

ROMANS 14:14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. (NIV)

ACTS 10:10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” (NIV)

On the surface, it looks pretty clear, doesn’t it? Go ahead and eat what you want, God has given you the green light. But has God really changed his mind? Are these animals listed in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 now OK to eat?

In Malachi 3:6, God declares that He does NOT change. This would seem to indicate the opposite of what’s stated above. In order to determine if God has really changed His position on the issue of clean and unclean foods (considered important enough to be included in the Torah twice), let’s look at the passages above (and a few others) in more detail. You may be surprised at what the Scriptures really say on this topic.

Let’s begin in the seventh chapter of Mark. In order to fully understand Yeshua’s words, we’ll start at the first of the chapter and get the context:

MARK 7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to him, having come from Jerusalem. 2 Now when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled [koinais], that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?” (NKJV)

This passage is the background context for what Yeshua states afterward. As the Scripture shows, the problem that arose was related to Messiah’s disciples not washing their hands in the traditional way. The reason for this specialized washing was for ceremonial purity, not cleanliness.

The word translated “defiled” in verse 2 is a form of the Greek adjective koinos. Like many words, this word and the related verb koinoo (along with their variations) can be used positively or negatively. In the positive sense, these related words mean “common,” such as in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, where the disciples of Messiah were said to have had “all things in common.” In a negative context, these words are used to contrast the “holy” with that which is “common,” “defiled,” or “profane.” This is the sense in which koinais is used in Mark 7:2.

Yeshua uses the Pharisees’ criticism of his disciples over a non-biblical ritual to launch a scathing attack on their use of human traditions to override the scriptural commandments of God. He then spoke a parable to the crowd to illustrate the true cause of spiritual defilement:

MARK 7:14 When he had called all the multitude to himself, he said to them, “Hear me, everyone, and understand: 15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile [koinosai] him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile [koinounta] a man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”(NKJV)

As with most parables Yeshua used, this one was not readily understood (Matt. 13:10-15). The disciples asked Yeshua for a further explanation of what he meant:

MARK 7:17 When he had entered a house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 So he said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile [koinosai] him, 19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” 20 And he said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles [koinoi] a man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile [koinoi] a man.” (NKJV)

Yeshua explained to his disciples that those things which go into a man’s body from the outside (such as dirt from unwashed hands) do not keep a man from being holy. Instead, the evil things that come out of a man’s heart and lead him to commit sin are the things that prevent him from being holy.

Now let’s look more closely at verse 19. The New King James Version renders this verse differently than does the New American Standard Bible 1995 update cited at the beginning of this article. The NASU (and most other modern translations) ends Yeshua’s quotation after “eliminated” (ekporeuetai) and sets off the final phrase as an explanatory comment by Mark. According to this interpretation, Yeshua was using the parable to declare all animals to be edible, in contradiction to Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. However, the NKJV considers this entire verse to be the words of Yeshua. Why is there a difference between the two?

[These links below contain much more of what is required for spiritual understanding through not putting trust in man.]

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/gv1vr3/flaws-in-all-translations-of-the-bible

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/Vy5RnZ/which-bible-version-is-best

The reason for the differing translations is a ONE letter variation between the Greek manuscript base used by the NKJV translators and the manuscript base used by the translators of other modern versions (such as the NASU). The vast majority of the Greek manuscripts of Mark end verse 19 with the conclusion to Yeshua’s statement being “. . . thus cleansing all foods” (Gr. katharizon panta ta bromata). The “o” in katharizon (καθαριζον, “cleansing”) is the Greek letter omicron (ο). However, a very few Greek manuscripts instead have katharizon (καθαριζων) spelled with the “o” being the Greek letter omega (ω) instead of omicron. The omega changes the word’s gender from neuter to masculine, allowing for the difference in translation.

Without getting into a technical debate regarding Greek grammar or the pros and cons of each manuscript base, the overwhelming textual evidence supports the NKJV rendering of verse 19 over the NASU translation.

Most Greek manuscripts of Mark 7:19 literally read: “Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the stomach, and into the toilet passes, cleansing all foods.” It is clear that Yeshua is not declaring all foods “clean” here, because the cleansing process he refers to is digestion, which ultimately leads to defecation. Yeshua’ point here appears obvious: Breaking God’s law defiles a man, not non-adherence to man-made traditions. This parable has nothing to say about eating unclean animals.

Next, let’s look at the experience of Peter recorded in Acts 10 to see if it supports eating unclean animals. As we did with Mark 7, let’s start at the beginning to get the proper context:

ACTS 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. 6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” 7 And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. 8 So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa. (NKJV)

Here we see that Cornelius, a God-fearing Roman centurion, was given a vision of a holy angel. In the vision, the angel told him to send for Simon Peter and have him come to his house in Caesarea. In obedience to the words of the angel, Cornelius sent THREE men (two of his household servants and one of his soldiers) to get Peter. That particular number will be important a little later in the story:

ACTS 10:9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common [koinon] or unclean [akatharton].” 15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed [ekatharisen] you must not call common [koinou].” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. (NKJV)

Notice the situation; Peter went to the rooftop about noon to pray at the same time the three men from Cornelius were drawing near. After he had finished praying, he became very hungry. While those in the house were preparing the noon meal, Peter (still on the roof) fell into a trance and had a vision. In this vision, he saw a sheet being let down from above with all kinds of animals in it, both clean and unclean.

When a supernatural voice told him to rise, kill and eat, Peter responded the way any good Torah-observant Jew of the 1st century would have. He refused, saying that he had NEVER eaten anything “common” (koinon) or “unclean” (akatharton). That statement by itself is interesting, considering that it had probably been at least ten years since the resurrection of Messiah at that time. Clearly, Peter did not take Yeshua’s words recorded in Mark 7 (examined above) to mean that any animal could legally be eaten.

Why did Peter differentiate between “common” (“defiled”) and “unclean” in his reply? The Greek word akatharton specifically refers to those animals prohibited from being eaten in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, as an examination of the Greek Septuagint translation of the Old Testament clearly shows. But “common” referred to a different group of animals altogether. Only clean animals designated as food sources in the Torah could become “common” or “defiled” in such a way that they became inedible.

Peter was saying here that he had never eaten any “unclean” animals or any clean animals that had been “defiled” ceremonially. The angel’s answer to Peter is interesting; it conclusively shows that food is not the subject of this vision at all. The angel told Peter not to call “common” that which God had cleansed (ekatharisen). There is no mention of the “unclean” here at all by the angel. This statement was repeated three times before the vision ended.

ACTS 10:17 Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. 18 And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. 19 While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. 20 Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” (NKJV)

Notice that Peter did not immediately understand the vision. As he sat on the roof contemplating what the vision meant, the three men from Cornelius arrived. God’s Spirit let Peter know that he was to go down and go with the men. At this point Peter likely began to understand the vision and the reason that the angel had repeated his message three times (once for each of the Gentiles sent by Cornelius to fetch him):

ACTS 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” 22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” 23 Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man COMMON [koinon] or UNCLEAN [akatharton]. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. . . .” (NKJV)

By the time Peter arrived at Cornelius’ house, he fully understood the purpose of the vision given to him on the rooftop. It was not meant to allow the consumption of prohibited animals as food, but rather it was designed to show Peter (and the rest of the messianic Jews) that God was now calling people that they considered to be defiled into His family. No longer could the messianic Jews justify not keeping company with or going to a Gentile (a tenet of the oral law, not the written Torah). Instead, God showed Peter (and through him the rest of the messianic Jews) that he must accept these people as part of His chosen nation Israel.

Peter was told by the angel in Acts 10:15 that what God had cleansed (ekatharisen) he was not to call “defiled.” A review of the usage of the Greek root word katharizo (“cleanse”) in the Gospels illustrates the point God was making more fully. This word and its variants are used several times to describe the cleansing of leprosy by Yeshua and his disciples (Matt. 8:2-3; 10:8; 11:5; Mark 1:40-42; Luke 4:27; 5:12-13; 7:22; 17:12-19). Just as Yeshua physically cleansed many lepers of their disease, God was showing Peter that He was spiritually cleansing the Gentiles of their impurities (Acts 15:9; Eph. 5:26; Titus 2:14; Heb. 9:14, 22-23; I John 1:7-9) through the blood of Messiah. When properly understood, this passage of Scripture has absolutely nothing to say about the consumption of unclean animals.

Now let’s look at Romans 14 in detail. In his letter to the Romans, Paul is addressing a congregation composed of both Jews and Gentiles. Although Paul had never been to Rome to meet with the assembly there (Rom. 1:10-15), he had apparently heard of some problems between the two factions which motivated him to write them. His letter to the Romans is a compilation of instructions and explanations to help these two groups coexist as one unified body.

The entire chapter deals with food customs that were dividing the Roman congregation. From the beginning of Romans 14 to the end, food and drink are mentioned 16 times. There were two specific problems related to eating and drinking that Paul addresses in this chapter:

(1) WHAT to eat or not eat, and

(2) WHEN to eat or not eat.

Both of these issues are introduced by Paul in this chapter, along with his solutions to the difficulties they were causing the Roman assembly.

The first problem is mentioned by Paul in Romans 14:2:

ROMANS 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. 2 One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (NIV)

Paul begins this chapter by telling the Romans not to pass judgment on one another in regards to differences of opinion. He then defines one of the areas where the Roman believers were judging each other (eating meat versus eating only vegetables).

Why would this issue present a problem for the Roman congregation? Romans 14:14 holds the key to answering that question:

ROMANS 14:14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean [koinon] of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean [koinon], to him it is unclean [koinon]. (NKJV)

The underlying Greek word translated “unclean” is koinon. As it is in the passages we’ve already looked at from Mark 7 and Acts 10, this word would be better translated “common” or “defiled.”

Verse 14, when translated properly, should read: “I know and am convinced by the Lord Yeshua that there is nothing defiled of itself; but to him who considers anything to be defiled, to him it is defiled.”

This verse is really the key to understanding why some in the Roman assembly would not eat meat. There were those in the congregation that considered the meat sold in the meat markets to be ceremonially “defiled” (koinon).

But what was it that caused some in the Roman congregation to view the meat this way? The most likely reason was that they assumed most of the meat sold in the local market was defiled because it had been offered in sacrifice to idols.

Paul had addressed a similar situation which arose in Corinth (I Cor. 10:18-28). His answer to the Corinthians’ concerns over this issue was that they should eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience about whether the meat had been sacrificed to an idol (I Cor. 10:25). But if they knew for certain that meat had been sacrificed to an idol, they were to avoid eating it (I Cor. 10:28).

Paul’s advice to the Romans was very comparable. He said he was convinced that nothing was defiled of itself. In other words, he told the Roman believers not to automatically assume that meat sold in the marketplace had been sacrificed to idols. However, he went on, if someone in the congregation could not in good conscience eat such meat (because they could not be certain it had not been sacrificed to an idol), then to him it was defiled and he shouldn’t eat it.

Obviously, Romans 14:14 has nothing to do with eating unclean meats.

In Romans 14:5, Paul addresses the second “eating” problem:

ROMANS 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. (NKJV)

What is Paul talking about here? In the first problem, he clearly explains the dispute. But here, the problem is not quite as evident. In verse 6, Paul mentions “he who eats” and contrasts him with “he who does not eat.”

The second area of contention over eating in the Roman assembly was a question about when it was proper (or expected) that congregation members would fast. It is in this context that Paul speaks of “one who esteems one day above another” (Rom. 14:5).

The very issue of setting aside particular days for fasting was a contentious one in the early church. The Didache (also known as The Teaching of The Twelve Apostles), written sometime between 80-150 A.D., addresses this exact controversy:

DIDACHE 8:1 Be careful not to schedule your fasts at the times when the hypocrites fast. They fast on the second (Monday) and fifth (Thursday) day of the week, therefore make your fast on the fourth (Wednesday) day and the Preparation day (Friday, the day of preparation for the Sabbath-Saturday). (The Didache, 1998 translation by Ivan Lewis)

“The hypocrites” mentioned here is a reference to the Pharisees. The author of The Didache urged believers in Yeshua to fast on days other than those chosen by the Pharisees. In agreement with The Didache, the Mishnah indicates in tract Taanit that the Pharisees fasted on Monday and Thursday. This is also alluded to in Luke’s Gospel:

LUKE 18:11 “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ (NKJV)

Paul’s point in this passage (Rom. 14:5-6) is that no particular days of the week had been sanctioned by God for fasting. Those who chose to fast regularly on days such as Monday and Thursday (or Wednesday and Friday) would be accepted if they did it to honor God. Likewise, those who didn’t view any particular day as mandatory for fasting would be accepted if they ate in the proper spirit and gave thanks to God.

Paul goes on in the rest of chapter 14 to urge the believers in Rome not to judge one another and not to cause their brethren to stumble in these matters. Paul succinctly sums up both problems in the final verse of chapter 14:

ROMANS 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. (NKJV)

From our examination of the Scriptures, it is clear that God did not nullify Leviticus 11 or Deuteronomy 14 in Mark 7, Acts 10, and Romans 14. But there is one other Scripture that appears to show that any animal may now be eaten by believers:

I TIMOTHY 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is SANCTIFIED [hagiazetai] by the word of God and prayer. (NKJV)

This passage by Paul appears very plainly to show that every creature on earth is now edible. However, one very important limiting factor is usually overlooked by those who use this passage to teach that doctrine.

Paul tells us that “every creature of God is good,” and is not “to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving” (I Tim. 4:4). But he qualifies that statement in verse 5 by saying that these creatures are “sanctified by the word of God” (I Tim. 4:5).

The Greek word translated “sanctified” in verse 5 is hagiazetai; it literally means “set apart.” What creatures of God have been “set apart” by the word of God for use as food? Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 conclusively list those creatures of God which are to be eaten and the ones which are not to be eaten. Instead of contradicting the Torah‘s prohibition on eating unclean animals, Paul is actually supporting it in this Scripture.

Nowhere in the New Testament can it be found where all foods are conclusively declared clean and fit for human consumption. But is there a passage of Scripture that shows that this prohibition will remain in force past the time of Messiah’s first coming? Yes, there is!

In the final chapter of the book of Isaiah, we find a prophecy which speaks of the return of Messiah to pour out God’s anger, fury and wrath on those who rebel against Him. A description of some of the identifying activities of this group is revealing:

ISAIAH 66:15 For behold, the LORD will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says the LORD. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. (NKJV)

God does not change. The prohibition He placed on which animals His people can use for food still exists. As the prophecy from Isaiah 66 shows, those who do not acknowledge these commands will be among those God pours His anger out upon at the time of the Messiah’s return. Don’t be counted among this rebellious group destined for punishment.

Bryan T. Huie
December 1, 2000 Revised: April 7, 2009

Now, I have one verse not mentioned, and what has been spoken by Yeshua makes all food eatable; also know that these words are directed at the sealed 144,000.

Yeshua told the original 12 disciples what would happen to them during their preaching of the gospel of the kingdom of God.  Yet his words also apply to what the 144,000 should expect as they go out into the world to preach the age-ending coming of the kingdom.

Yeshua’s comment that “he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matt. 10:22) is evidence that these words also pertain to the witnesses at the end of the age.  This same statement was repeated by Yeshua just before his crucifixion.  In response to the question his disciples posed regarding “the sign of his coming and of the end of the age” (Matt. 24:3), Yeshua said:

MATTHEW 24:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (NKJV)

Clearly the Messiah was not speaking solely to the 12 disciples here.  They did not take the gospel of the kingdom into all nations as a witness, and the end of the age and his return did not come during their days.  Therefore, we know that these words were also intended for a later group of witnesses.

Luke’s account shows that a second antetypical group was sent forth after the original 12, with similar instructions:

LUKE 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.  2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.  4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.  5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’  6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him.  But if not, it will return to you.  7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages.  Do not go from house to house.  8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.  9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you.  Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ ” (ESV)

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More Luke 10:8 from other versions;

After searching the many English versions in Bible Gateway (used because its all free) they all speak the same as in accept or eat whatever is given. So you tell me why those sealed, given great power, and the end time mission of spreading the good news of the Kingdom of Yehovah God ruled by Yeshua and His chosen firstfruits can eat unclean foods? Revelation 5:10, etc.

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How Christians Lacking Spiritual Knowledge Hate Yehovah God

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Then the disciples came to Him and asked, “Why do you speak to the crowds in parables?” Jesus replied to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him. This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things]. In them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

‘You will hear and keep on hearing, but never understand;
And you will look and keep on looking, but never comprehend;

For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually].’ Matthew 13:10-15 (AMP)

Following are words this world of Christianity, through actions, really has no understanding of;

“If the world hates you [and it does], know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love [you as] its own and would treat you with affection. But you are not of the world [you no longer belong to it], but I have chosen you out of the world. And because of this the world hates you. Remember [and continue to remember] that I told you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But they will do all these [hurtful] things to you for My name’s sake [because you bear My name and are identified with Me], for they do not know the One who sent Me. John 15:18-21

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Meaning of how Christian’s Hate Yeshua Messiah and Yehovah God the Father

This series of scriptures will highlight the world’s danger to us. The apostle James writes: “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”

Do not all worldly Christians look only to themselves through material wants and desires while doing no deed for others, which our Father sees?

(James 4:4). This epistle is written to a Christian congregation. Even as the Old Testament shows Israel to be a spiritual adulteress to God through the people’s disobedience following the making of the Old Covenant, so are Christians—as part of the bride of Christ, having made the New Covenant—spiritual adulterers when they unfaithfully disobey.

James is not saying these people are lost. He is warning them that they are heading in that direction because they were backsliding, having already been unfaithful. The unstated, yet clear cause of their being drawn back is the world, as if it were the seductive temptress of Proverbs 7.

James’ counsel is that we cannot straddle the fence between YHVH and the world. He is expounding the “no man can serve two masters” principle. These two relationships—YHVH God and the world—frame a black-and-white issue; this war has no neutral zone. A person cannot pursue his self-centered, selfish worldly ambitions and still remain loyal to Yehovah.

The apostle uses the word philos, indicating something dear, which the New King James Version translates as “friend.” He is stressing an affectionate, emotional attachment. Interestingly, The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips (1959) renders the warning as, “You are like unfaithful wives, flirting with the glamour of this world, and never realizing that to be the world’s lover means becoming the enemy of God!” Seen this way, James describes them as silly, immature children, thoughtlessly gambling away their futures in the Kingdom of God.

I John 2:15 adds a refinement to James’ warning: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” The Greek word translated as “love” is agapao, which suggests a reasoned, determined love. Thus, John’s counsel stresses willfulness rather than mere affectionate attachment. In comparison, one could even describe philos as an unbidden “puppy love,” but agapao—never.

John is saying that we should not have intimate fellowship combined with loyal devotion to the world. Our relationship to it must be a more distant, hands-off one. We certainly must live and do business within it, but we have to fight to keep it from becoming the focus of our way of life. The spiritual reality is that, as we might say today, “The world stands ready to eat us alive.” It chews Christians up and spits them out. If permitted, it can trash spiritual realities that may once have been cherished hopes and dreams.

Galatians 6:14 provides another guiding principle to hold dear: “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” This is an example of Paul’s spiritual outlook and maturity regarding his relationship with the world. As far as any relationship between him and the world is concerned, the world is dead and crucified, and so is he to it. It is vivid imagery. How much willful devotion can a person have in a relationship going nowhere because both parties are “dead” to each other with what follows adding more factual truth Christians seem to ignore.

Faith and Works

What is the benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.] If a brother or sister is without [adequate] clothing and lacks [enough] food for each day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace [with my blessing], [keep] warm and feed yourselves,” but he does not give them the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].

But someone may say, “You [claim to] have faith and I have [good] works; show me your [alleged] faith without the works [if you can], and I will show you my faith by my works [that is, by what I do].” You believe that God is one; you do well [to believe that]. The demons also believe [that], and shudder and bristle [in awe-filled terror—they have seen His wrath]! But are you willing to recognize, you foolish [spiritually shallow] person, that faith without [good] works is useless? Was our father Abraham not [shown to be] justified by works [of obedience which expressed his faith] when he offered Isaac his son on the altar [as a sacrifice to God]? You see that [his] faith was working together with his works, and as a result of the works, his faith was completed [reaching its maturity when he expressed his faith through obedience]. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and this [faith] was credited to him [by God] as righteousness and as conformity to His will,” and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man (believer) is justified by works and not by faith alone [that is, by acts of obedience a born-again believer reveals his faith]. In the same way, was Rahab the prostitute not justified by works too, when she received the [Hebrew] spies as guests and protected them, and sent them away [to escape] by a different route? For just as the [human] body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works [of obedience] is also dead. James 2:14-26

This is the fruit of the carnal mind having their persistently disobedient attitude.

“Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law, since it cannot, and those who are in the flesh [living a life that caters to sinful appetites and impulses] cannot please God.

However, you are not [living] in the flesh [controlled by the sinful nature] but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God lives in you [directing and guiding you]. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [and is not a child of God].         Romans 8:6-9 (AMP)

The whole worldly system is anti-God. Even though the Christian world patronizes Him, in reality, it hates Jesus Christ, and therefore it hates those who truly follow Him just as I have been experiencing through these past nine years. There is a simple reason why this continual reality exists.

Paul had renounced the whole worldly system. It no longer had any appeal to him; he was, in effect, dead in relation to it. [Disassociated] However, the world’s pressure never ends, which Paul notes in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world.” The Greek more correctly reads, “Stop allowing yourself to be fashioned to the pattern of this age,” or as the J.B. Phillips translation puts it, “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.

This is the danger we face when we allow the world to become too important. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. The world subtly but inexorably manipulates us into conformity with its thinking, its value systems, and therefore its attitudes and conduct. If we are alert and truly guarding against an invasion of worldly attitudes and practices, we will soon be able to notice when others relapse into following the course of the world; and who might that be?

“Behold, God puts no trust in His holy ones (angels);
Indeed, the heavens are not pure in His sight—

How much less [pure and clean is] the one who is repulsive and corrupt,
Man, who drinks unrighteousness and injustice [worldly ways] like water! Job 15:15-16
“The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there are any who understand (act wisely),
Who [truly] seek after God, [longing for His wisdom and guidance].

They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one. Psalms 14:2-3

The persistent influence of the world is a reality because Satan, the god of this world, is its driving force (2 Corinthians 4:4). The world is Satan’s medium, through which he broadcasts his propaganda and disinformation. By confusing people about what to believe, he intends to manipulate humanity. Satan’s pitch to mankind is aimed directly at exciting human nature’s self-indulgent cravings, and he is very good at all he does through being the father of lies all worldly people believe, love, follow and worship in their own unknown ways.

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Due to this Satanic effort, even though we are converted, we are apt to become misinformed, lackadaisical, disinterested, and discouraged. We must be aware of it and absolutely resist it. The apostles’ advice about avoiding intimacy with the world is a form of the proverb, “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Friendship with the world corrupts, and sadly my brothers and sisters worldwide, has not selfish ways made all friends with this world?

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Past, Present, and Future Reality Not Believed Nor Understood

We all as human beings within our population of over 7.4 billion inhabitants are simply just who we are; therefore our way of life all comes through our own personality, intelligence level, and whatever part of this planet we have been associated with since our birth, which to some, makes them special or unique according to their religion, beliefs, or greatness as a powerful nation – however, when in truth, we all were created equal, just different according to our culture while still living in unity through love; and that will be the rule of Yeshua and His first-fruits during the coming millennial kingdom.

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Then you decide where our human race stands this day nearing 2017, and our coming destiny according to the worldwide signs of the times as written in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6.

Can an Iranian tell a Russian what is right and wrong? How about China being Britain’s director? How would it be possible for those in Brazil to educate the population of Alaska on ways of life? Does Africa lead America? Can Catholics shape Jehovah Witnesses?  Have you ever been in congregations where atheist teach Christians the only proper walk of life? Do students in elementary school teach those in collages and advanced universities worldwide? Can you count the number of world leaders in politics, banking, business, education, beliefs, and religions that are truly striving to help each other to better life for all civilization while being in full agreement?

How much in-depth thought have you, as an individual, ever really placed on the clear night vision of the uncountable stars in the never ending universe? What exactly is never ending? What is eternity? What is an unseen spirit world? What and who be the Gods of this world? Who are the few and the many? What is deception?

For some being very few, answers to all questions come in spiritual ways only they can understand. . .

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Who is the natural? Read on. Thus no others can ever be told what their own mind refuses to accept – unless it be the will of our eternal YHVH.

What have you comprehended through given spiritual knowledge? What exactly does given mean? What is faith?

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/what-is-really-having-faith/

When the multitudes, representing today’s masses of Christians worldwide, lack genuine spiritual understanding, the reasons why are many with primary as follows:

“And the disciples came, and said unto Him, why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but unto them it is not given. Therefore I speak to them in parables because they seeing see not, and hearing hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13: 10-11, 13

“And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Then said I, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until all the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate. Isaiah 6:9,11

“And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of Yehovah, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, How long oh Lord, Holy and True, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren , that should be killed as they were , should be fulfilled. Revelation 6:9-11

Now, so who am I to tell any of this world repeated scriptures many have heard over and over when just being another of the over 7.4 billion people on this planet?

For a start, I was drawn into the Bible around 1990 as a loner, and then back in December 2006, my life as just another normal worldly inhabitant was taken away via leaving America on a one way ticket to the Philippines; and to the point where I had no choice but to live on faith, and become totally disassociated with this world and its worldly ways through every aspect and way of life.

So what did that leave making me different that others? Nothing but this past ten years of time making my existence to be more of a controlled prison life having many limits; and added has been a great host of problems and difficulties coming from all direction with no way out other than faith with prayer just to deal and accept the way things have been since 2007 for my wife and I living our life as have knots with only simple hopes, dreams, and basic needs left unanswered — however, through faith we have just accepted all circumstance while knowing there is a purpose for all things through those individuals called out of this world.

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What has greatest importance is for any willing to just open their minds, swallow their pride, and become as a vacuum wanting something new, different, and unbelievable for all natural minds worldwide – therefore I will not speak on 16 websites I have been putting together for many years, or the 474 page book titled ‘Message For This Entire Human Race’ I had published in 2012, nor any specific detail out of the over 1000 blogs I have written, [some with hundreds of pages] but rather what all on this earth need to know regarding our civilizations coming worst timesoftrouble, with but few seeing now the way things truly are, and will become.

Because there exists perhaps 300,000,000 websites covering every subject known to man, how is it possible to recommend any particular site on any particular subject for others to read when everything comes through our human division worldwide?

For those seeking full truth regarding our coming human downfall, bits and pieces on uncountable subjects can be educational, but completely fail on revealing our unchangeable human  destiny with reason why these things must be; therefore, no other way can exist other than looking only towards our creator for not only answers, but to direct our daily path in life. Proverbs 1 gives end time warning, Proverbs 2 gives instruction, and Proverbs 3 reveals the only way any called or chosen individual person can walk in this life, because it is not their own decision, but rather the path or direction they have prayed for through obedience to the words they are to live by.

Satan Thrown Down to Earth

“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:7-9 (ESV)

Behold, God puts no trust in his holy ones,
    and the heavens are not pure in his sight;
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt,
    a man who drinks injustice like water! Job 15:15-16

“The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
    to see if there are any who understand,
    who seek after God.

They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one. Psalms 14:2-3

The words just read reveal truth never taught in the religions or beliefs of man; however, that is not what all religions based on Christianity will admit to — and that is because they will say, yes, this world has been deceived, but not them, and not all those saved — when in truth, scripture speaks the opposite regarding our entire human race regardless of their religion, beliefs, or way of life; and for all the scripture against shepherds worldwide, none, no, not one can see all Yehovah speaks against pastors, ministers, priests, prophets,evangelists, and all religious titles as the blind leading their blinded congregations being billions living in their own unseen darkness with great bloodshed en route upon them all. Want biblical detail on what you just read? Do you think that any shepherd worldwide is going to tell you how Yehovah views them all along with their congregations?

These links below show that I am not lazy, how concerned I am for our human race, much of my steady efforts through this past decade, and just how difficult life has been for my wife and I within a world of Christianity that really has no compassion for others in need; and just that alone, according to scripture, makes Yehovah unknown in spirit and truth.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/about/ https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/wjvzLJ/efforts-for-spiritual-knowledge http://timesofroubles.webs.com/mywritingsforgod.htm

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many individual reads [over 225 in December 2016] on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity, and all beliefs according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god – Do you love others as commanded?

http://vigilantcitizen.com/ – This site offers well studied information regarding this world during these end times making all that you read extremely informative; however, just as all worldly news, religions, beliefs, and education — as good and precise as this man is on new world order events along with all happening in America, he has zero true and genuine spiritual understanding just as all the religions on this earth. Think of it like this: Christianity has over 30,000 different beliefs leading to division; thus our entire human race also has always been divided being no different. In other words, for any wanting spiritual and religious truth based on Yehovah, it cannot be found through any being of this world, but rather those called out of this world, and walking their directed walk. John 15:17-21, Colossians 3:1-6

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/LWprv3/important_new_world_order_news – Excellent overview of just how dishonest and uncaring world leaders truly are along with reports through 12/13/2016

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/5YnNPy/30_population_control_quotes – Population control is coming in major ways through chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; plus more genocide taking millions of lives.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/YNeEQn/health-symptoms-hint-at-global-depopulation-slow-kill – How population reduction has already been in its works.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/aw99py/sinister-sites-the-georgia-guidestones – This site is very important, because just as the Bible through faith, prayer, and direction, it reveals a very strong truth about what is coming upon our entire worlds civilization.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/jQXk6V/resurrections_and_judgement_in_ways_not_known – As a Christian, have you ever asked yourself the difference between the sheep and goats when judgment comes? Because this world of shepherds in all religions are as goats, how can they teach you what they know not on resurrections, the millennial kingdom, and judgment?

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ljD9ZQ/vital-untaught-truth-in-all-religions-worldwide – This lengthy in-depth writing I wrote a couple years ago has nothing but facts according to Yehovah this world of Christians don’t believe; and reason is because what is true, their shepherds have never taught; and I would love to revise the 200 plus pages into another end time book based on scripture; and shall if it be the will of YHVH..

To this end I can honestly say that my wife and I are at our wits end; Mylene suffered much pain all last night and into this day which is nothing new since 2009. Our power bill came with a 1700 peso owe being about $34.00 we cannot pay — and added is having little food, damaged transportation since April 2016, no home of our own, never basic supply for meals,  a small store [just as uncountable more in the Philippines] having almost nothing to sell, and just no life with any comfort through these past 10 years — with Christians showing their true colors as being very selfish — yet there nothing which Yehovah will not judge us by. Nothing ever really changes when two people in love struggle day to day, and keep their faith. 3/17/2017 — on the 21st is our ten year anniversary since we met in 2007, and never even had a stove let alone any good foods to use it for.

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If any true and genuine fellow believers in truth, righteousness, and the commanded expectations of Yehovah would help, just a few dollars here and there from many being active and obedient body parts of Yeshua — could give Mylene and I some hope, meals, and our life to live until Yehovah’s end-time purpose directs our life and path which could be anywhere on this earth.

jeffcallarman@ymail.com This is our email and Paypal ID — so if you could help us, some rice would be really nice at $40 for 50 kilo.

Because our simple needs are so great and many — PLEASE SHARE — and YHVH will bless you because you really cared.

WHAT IS REALLY HAVING FAITH?

WHAT IS REALLY HAVING FAITH?

Please, please, please share this writing because we all on this earth need help in different ways.

Faith is preparing for life’s coming storms upon all humanity as written; therefore learning to live on faith through putting trust in only our creator when there is no other way for survival.

When two people are drawn together from different parts of the world while being have-nots with absolutely nothing material in their life, yet stay together regardless of their many hardships to be married and become as one. . .

Our wedding in 2009

There is a purpose for all things through those chosen and called out of this world that all natural worldly minds cannot spiritually grasp. John 15:19  1 Corinthians 2:14

It’s because through faith, there is a purpose for all things.

“We are assured and know that [YHVH being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love YHVH and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:28 (AMPC) with God’s name restored.

Through faith, those called and chosen know that they cannot direct their own steps.

“O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps. Jeremiah 10:23

Through faith, those chosen continually look to the Father for making their path in this life straight according to His will, and never their own.

“In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:6

Through faith, we know to put no trust in humankind because Satan and his ministers scattered worldwide mislead while selling lies for tithes being un biblical.

“So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of YHVH. It is better to depend on Yehovah than to trust mortals. 1 Corinthians 2:5, Psalms 118:8

Through faith is knowing this entire world has been misled, deceived, snared, tricked, and beguiled leaving none, no, not one pleasing in the sight of YHVH.

“And the huge dragon was cast down and out—that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him. 

“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity]. They are all gone aside, they have all together become filthy; there is none that does good or right, no, not one. Revelation 12:9, Psalms 14:2-3

Is not scripture true when spiritually sought? Is not the near 7.5 billion living and thinking in worldly ways the children of men? Has not Satan deceived this entire world?

Therefore, through faith, these words of scripture become clearly understood, and taken very personally. . .

“If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you. John 15:19

Through faith is seen this entire human race in a division led by their own way which seems right and can be told nothing different from whatever their own human spirit leads; thus keeping them of this world, and despising any not like them while lacking the fruits of loving others as they love themselves.

“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25

Through faith, we know that the church, being a building has absolutely nothing to do with the Greek word ekklesia which means a calling out, therefore it was wrongly translated leaving all church buildings worldwide as an illusion filled with mislead, and where Satan dwells.

Through faith, we know that the name of God and Jesus Christ are more manmade titles having nothing to do with whom they really are being Yehovah Elohim and Yeshua HaMashiach.

Through faith, we also know that through world division, pride, and all the ways which seem right to humans — very, very, few will agree with anything written or spoken differently from their own thoughts; and reason is because any not chosen and called out of this world through disassociation, know only their self.

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Think of what I share like this; what if your life for a decade never brought you any happiness even though you believed, prayed, endured, and waited for anything better than the life you had?

How would you feel through years and years experiencing this world of Christianity showing zero love with compassion for others in need when it a commandment?

What could possibly be any more clear than these following words of scripture Christians totally ignore?

“I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. John 13:34 (AMPC)

“The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]  John 14:21 (AMPC)

“Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding ([a]persevering) within him. By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [[b]in Him]. But if anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). 1 John 3:15-18

“Teacher, which [a]kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light—which are heavy?] And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. These two commandments [b]sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:36-40

“But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). James 1:22-25

Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him? If indeed you [really] fulfill the royal Law in accordance with the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as [you love] yourself, you do well. So speak and so act as [people should] who are to be judged under the law of liberty [the moral instruction given by Christ, especially about love]. For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment [will be] merciless, but mercy [full of glad confidence] exults victoriously over judgment. What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]? If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). James 2:5, 8, 12-17

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1 Samuel 2:8

The meaning of the verse just read has absolutely nothing to do with today’s worldly riches, but rather speaks of an earned position within His eternal government. Isaiah 9:6-7, Revelation 5:10, ect.

My wife and I have been without funds and have no food, so we pray as always and also ask Yehovah how much longer until we find just one genuine believer being as a doer of what you command rather than a hearer only, and continue our wait for our most simple needs.

The site below through compassionate crowdfunding at the time if this update [4/8/2017] gained 130 shares, yet no help that we really need. Why is that?

https://www.youcaring.com/jeffandmylenecallarman-789450

Because the god of this world only hates love, kindness, truth, compassion, empathy, and everything to do with righteousness; therefore being the misleading spirit of evil as the prince and power of the air, he injects selfishness and mislead into all minds which nullifies this world of Christianity from even knowing the creator they worship in words without deed, because Father Elohim [God] is love. Read again 1 John 3:17-18 while knowing there are many verses that accompany being a commandment. For any wanting deep spiritual truth, this read below offers much.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/the-kingdom-of-satan-is-earth/

So our faith has become a decade of patience through knowing YHVH has been shaping and molding us for use in these end times according to His will; therefore through faith, no matter what life’s circumstance comes upon us — without choice we just accept our life as it is, and that is because those with faith through endurance and self-sacrifice of life’s basic needs, are those who which pleases our Father — therefore know their destiny.

Do you love our creator? How much? Enough to do be as sheep rather than the goats in Matthew 25:31-46? Ever wonder where and how the judgment will come upon all the goats worldwide?

Enough to be as sheep rather than the goats in Matthew 25:31-46? Ever wonder where and how the judgment will come upon all the goats worldwide?

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/the-millennial-resurrections/

Enough to bear fruits through obedience? Luke 6:43-46

Enough to not be cast into the coming fire of affliction? John 15:1-6

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We have reached a point having no more rice, and that is what we have been eating daily as our main food for ten years — therefore some rice would be nice that costs $40 per 50 kg sack.

jeffcallarman@ymail.com This is my email and our Paypal ID — May our creator direct your path, Proverbs 3:6

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/about/  Myself

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  My Efforts for Spiritual Knowledge

https://www.facebook.com/mmsunio  My Wife

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/  Contains writings on faith, truth, obedience, end times, human suffering, slavery, and much more including many photos..

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 240] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/ – How Powerful This World of Darkness Truly Is

https://truthernews.wordpress.com/ – In depth fact most all don’t want or have knowledge of.

http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – Accurate news on twisted people in every position so true people cannot believe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/ – Continual reports which reveal just how deranged our human race has become.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/2mPWJZ/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-1

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/n9z36E/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-2

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/2mw7me/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-3

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/Dx26Jv/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-4

Contact

timesoftroubles@gmail.com

jeffcallarman@ymail.com

Our Actions Reveal Truth on Who We Are

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Our actions are the manifestation of what is on the inside of us, which means that our way of doing all things reveal what is true about us: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.

If we say that we believe in something, our actions can contradict us to reveal what we truly believe. If we say that we love someone more than ourselves, our actions will reveal if it is true. What we do shows who we really serve, who we love the most, and what we really think.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
What We Truly Believe

James says, “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.” (James 2:17-18; also see James 2:26)

In the context of Titus 1:16, Paul is speaking of false teachers when he says, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their actions.” These people likely had themselves convinced that they did know God, but by their actions they denied him. Paul is claiming that their actions revealed the truth.

Paul was also someone who thought he was serving God when he initially persecuted Christians, but his actions were actually opposing God.

“[Paul] asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.'” (Acts 9:5) Jesus explains in John 16:2, “Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.”

These people will think they know God and are serving him, but in reality they are opposing God with their actions.

Realizing that our actions reveal the truth about what we truly believe is essential to understanding faith and repentance.

Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'” (Matthew 7:21-23)

Jesus himself makes it clear that our actions reveal what we truly believe. Jesus claims that the only people who will be saved are those who obey God’s will. There are people who will say “Lord, Lord,” but their evil actions mark them as “evildoers” and reveal that Jesus is not their lord.

They may think they believe in Jesus Christ, but their actions reveal that they do not really believe in him or really know him.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Really Serve

According to Jesus, “No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)

Jesus speaks specifically of God and wealth, but because the Foundation of All Sin is Selfishness, we are really either serving God or ourselves.

James explains that, “No one, when tempted, should say, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. But one is tempted by one’s own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.” (James 1:13-15)

It is serving ourselves and being “tempted by one’s own desire” that causes us to sin and disobey God.

Paul explains in Romans 6:15-18 that we are either a slave to sin or slaves to righteousness:

“What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”

Paul compares sin to righteousness, explaining that we “are slaves of the one whom you obey.” As Paul explains earlier in Romans 2:8, we are obeying either ourselves or God, “for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.”

John also makes it clear that the separation between the righteous and unrighteous is by what they do. Our actions reveal the truth about who we serve.

“Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil…The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)

Jesus Christ modeled obeying God over ourselves, as Paul explains in Philippians 2:8, “he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.”

When Jesus was about to be crucified, he is recorded as saying to the Father, “not what I want but what you want.” (Matthew 26:39) Jesus’ actions reveal the truth about who he served: God, not himself.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Truly Love

John explains in 1 John 5:3-4, “For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.”

If we fail to obey God’s commandments, then we reveal that we do not love God. If we love God above ourselves, then of course his commandments would not be burdensome, because we obey the one we love.

As Jesus says, “for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)

The two greatest commandments are to love God above all and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 10:27).

This is a commandment to change the hierarchy of our love: replacing loving ourselves first for loving God first, with ourselves and others as a tie for second.

If we sin, it reveals that we love ourselves more than God, since sin is a self-seeking act (James 1:13-15). If our sin is something that could hurt someone else (adultery, murder, stealing, etc.), then it also means that we love ourselves more than that person. Otherwise, if you loved that person more than yourself (or even the same), then you would not be able to commit that sin.

When God first gave his commandments in the Old Testament, it is explained, “You shall not act as we are acting here today, all of us according to our own desires…”(Deuteronomy 12:8)

Also written is, “… observe this entire commandment that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God and walking always in his ways…” (Deuteronomy 19:9)

Loving God first is what causes us to obey him, because disobeying him happens when we love ourselves first. Sin (disobedience to God) is a self-seeking act (Romans 2:8; James 1:13-15).

Therefore, our actions reveal the truth about who we love: ourselves or God.

When Jesus speaks of salvation, he makes it clear that denying ourselves in favor of Jesus is absolutely necessary, “and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus bluntly says that if we do not deny ourselves and love him first, then we are not worthy of him.

Whether or not we deny ourselves reveals whether or not we love Jesus first, because the idea of denying ourselves means that we are placing the ‘love of ourselves’ below our ‘love for Jesus Christ.’

John explains in 1 John 2:3-6, “Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”

When John speaks of obeying God’s commandments, he clears up any confusion there might be by saying “whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”

In such a person who lives as Jesus modeled for us by obeying God, “in this person the love of God has reached perfection.”

Returning to what John says in 1 John 5, he continues by saying, “And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)

Rephrasing what John says in 1 John 5:3-5: believing in Jesus Christ is the faith that gives victory because then we are born of God and able to obey his commandments, which is the love of God.

According to these verses, true faith is what empowers our obedience to God; just as loving God first empowers the same, making obedience or disobedience to God (our actions) the factor that reveals: what we truly believe, who we truly serve, and who we love first.

If we only sin occasionally, it means that we love God until it collides with our own strong desires. Essentially, we love God as long as it does not cause us any serious discomfort, displeasure, or inconvenience.

Truly loving God first means that our love for God trumps all our own selfish desires, like Jesus modeled for us, even “to the point of death— even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8)

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Faith, Obedience, and Love

Even though these three subjects of faith, obedience, and love are examined separately, in reality we can see that these subjects intertwine in scripture. Authors that discuss love also discuss its connection to obedience and faith, while authors that discuss faith also discuss the connection between obedience and love.

Paul makes truth in Hebrews 4:12-13 so very clear, that all true believers should know without question or doubt, there is nothing about them ever hid from Yehovah.

More precise words come through Jeremiah 17:10, because they reveal that believers shall be rewarded according to their works – and not their words.

Additional strong truth can be found in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, and this scripture requires no Bible scholar to comprehend.

When any Christian examines themselves through commanded obedience in Hebrews 5:9, and then reads “The one who obeys me is the one who loves me; and because he loves me, my Father will love him; and I will too, and I will reveal myself to him.” John 14:21, their answer on how they are seen from above shall come during their great affliction when help from who they claim to love is severely needed through His love and mercy. Psalms 33:17-21

Many of the scriptures quoted can be used to show that our actions reveal the truth about all three subjects: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:                                                                                                                 What Sacrifice Has Been Made?                                                                

Matthew 25:31-46 clearly reveal judgment upon sheep with love for others, and goats of selfishness.

Proverbs chapter 1 holds a valuable end time message on obedience or disobedience, and when verses 26-27 are reached;

“So I will laugh ·when you are in trouble [L at your calamity]. I will make fun [ridicule you] when disaster strikes you, when ·disaster [dread] comes over you like a storm [tempest], when trouble strikes you like a whirlwind, when ·pain [distress] and ·trouble [oppression] overwhelm you. – Just as all strong and valid end time scripture written for Christians – it has never been taught properly, or just ignored”. (EXB)

Additional warning for all goats of Christianity comes in these words. . .

“Whoever ·ignores [closes their ears to] the poor when they cry for help
will also cry for help [call out] and not be answered”. Proverbs 21:13

All 66 verses in Lamentations chapter 3 give clear destiny for all Christians who talk religious talk – but never walk their commanded walk through being prideful, greedy, and very disobedient. . .

“We have transgressed and rebelled,
You have not pardoned.

Even when I cry out and shout for help,
He shuts out my prayer.

You have covered Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain [without pity] and have not spared.

You have covered Yourself with a cloud
So that no prayer can pass through”. Lamentations 3:8, 43-44

Purpose of This Message:

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The end of 2006, at 51 years of age, I left America on a one way ticket to the Philippines with very little funds having no income of any kind; and that was my beginning through a decade of experiences on just how Yehovah Elohim wrongly called God views all Christianity. Lazarus at least hoped for crumbs to fall from the rich man’s table, but I lost even that long ago. Yet joyfully run the race set before me just as Paul; because this world of Christianity really knows not what they do, or how they will all be repaid through great suffering with the same measure they did for others in need. Hebrews 12, Luke 23:34, Luke 6:38

My wife and I have greatly needed help for the past ten years, any help at all will be strongly appreciated. Thank you.

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https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/is-your-life-a-blessing-or-a-curse/

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble  Offers a good choice being over 230 individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes religious deception worldwide according to the Bible which Christian majority refuses to believe – even though it has been written in the words they are to live by.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN NYC FIFTEEN YEARS AGO WHEN THE TOWERS FELL? THE BIBLE REVEALS

FOR WHAT WELL PLANNED INTENTIONAL PURPOSE THIS HAPPENED BEING ANOTHER WAY TO DRAIN TRILLIONS FROM THE U.S. FOR FALSE WARS TERRORISM AND ANY OTHER LIES PRESIDENTS COULD TELL TO KEEP CITIZENS FROM KNOWING AMERICA WILL COLLAPSE AS PLANNED BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER; AND THE WILL OF GOD TO ALLOW AS PUNISHMENT.

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Whenever a massive lie against humanity has been told over and over enough times through many years, decades, and centuries, most all hearing those lies, [being over seven billion this day] will believe them even if there exists no proof to make them true; and this exact same fact about corrupt lying governments “worldwide” also holds true regarding all religions, beliefs, and false God’s in the same way.

Or does our entire civilization realize they have always been lied to and misled? Thus fully prepared for the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this planet earth which shall not take life from thousands, not hundreds of thousands, and not millions – but billions of lives in many gruesome ways?

Do you consider yourself prepared to receive YHVH’s protection when massive calamities come upon this earth? Have you been following His Book of Instruction known to genuine believers in Yehovah and Yeshua as the Holy Bible?

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I only ask because YHVH shows His mercy to only those He chooses as written in Psalms 33:17-22 and Romans 9:18. So what have you ever done for someone else that would please Him? What in your entire life have you sacrificed, or passed by just for means or a way to help another with simple basic needs like a good meal? Who are the few and who are the many in Isaiah 26:20-21? Our entire worldly civilization has been deceived exactly as written in Revelation 12:9 which include over two billion Christians saying that is not true because they have been saved, forgiven, and not deceived – being the greatest lie they all believe. I have over 25 years of private studies, and have never been a church member or part of any organization on this globe; therefore was called out of this world (John 15:19) ten years ago not only to learn directly from our eternal creator – but also what it truly means to live on faith through a decade of nothingness through becoming as a living sacrifice in day to day existence while experiencing this world of Christianity through their disobedience, greed, and selfish actions they shall be greatly punished for and judged by. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Is there even one person wanting to know why our human race was created? Who Israel really is? Who the Jews are? Why evil? Where humanity has been, is now, and what lies ahead for our entire population with reason why?

This writing with links at the end carry much information all need to know, yet very few will take interest because there is a way which seems right to all humans – until the uncountable different ways of death come upon all. Proverbs 16:25

Don’t want what the Bible says? Then just scroll down to read how the United States Government has always brought much death upon the innocent worldwide through telling lies most all Americans have always believed – just like the Pope telling lies billions of Catholics believe along with the frauds and hypocrites in Christianity accompanied with all religions and beliefs leading our blind human race into their own bath of bloodshed.

What more can be said? Who wants truth? Who believes truth? Whose God is not themselves? Who has no selfish greed like this world of Christians that can’t even supply some Kraft dinners or peanut butter for another Christian in need through ten years of seeing and experiencing them just as YHVH through their dead faith as not doers of the word? James 1:22-25, 2:14-17

Truth is not liked or believed; therefore those that deliver what is not wanted become hated and despised just as Ezekiel and all men of YHVH with unsmooth words, yet regardless we run the race set before us. Hebrews 12

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god  – This link gives some understanding for what was written in John 15:18-21.

THE SEALS OF REVELATION 6 AS DEFINED BY MATTHEW 24

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Revelation, the final book of the Bible, is arguably one of the most difficult to understand.  There have been countless expositions written and numerous sermons preached in an attempt to identify the colorful symbols which populate this prophetic book.  But despite its name, the book of Revelation remains sealed to most who read and study it.  To many, the so-called “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are as enigmatic today as they were when the apostle John first recorded the visions he received while on the isle of Patmos about 95 CE.

Yet there is a proven way to understand many of the symbols found in Revelation.  That method is to use parallel Scriptures that speak of the same events.  In this article, I will compare the symbolic “seals” opened in the 6th chapter of Revelation to the prophetic words of Messiah Yeshua recorded in Matthew 24.  As you will see, there is an undeniable link between the two passages.

Let’s start by setting the scene for the prophecy found in Revelation 6.  In Revelation 4, John is transported in vision to heaven and sees the very throne of God the Father.  In Revelation 5, John notices that God is holding a scroll in His right hand which is sealed with seven seals (Rev. 5:1).  At first, no one in heaven above or on the earth or under the earth is found worthy to open and read the scroll (Rev. 5:2-4).  But then the Messiah Yeshua appears on the scene, and he is declared worthy to break the seals and open the scroll (Rev. 5:5-7).

After receiving the praises of the heavenly host (Rev. 5:8-14), Messiah begins opening the seals on the scroll in chapter 6:

REVELATION 6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.”  2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (NASU)

The opening of the 1st seal presents a symbolic white horse ridden by one who has a bow and a crown.  Using his weapon and his authority, he went forth warring against and defeating his enemies.  The phrase “conquering and to conquer” alludes to a continual state of warfare on the part of this entity.

REVELATION 6:3 When he broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.”  4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. (NASU)

When the 2nd seal was opened, John saw a fiery red horse mounted by a rider carrying a huge sword.  This rider was allowed to initiate widespread warfare on the earth.

REVELATION 6:5 When he broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.”  I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.  6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” (NASU)

The opening of the 3rd seal revealed a black horse ridden by a man carrying a pair of scales.  The scales were used to weigh out small quantities of very expensive food (a denarius was about a day’s wages in the 1st century).  The command to avoid damaging the oil and wine shows that these, along with food, would be in scarce supply.

REVELATION 6:7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature call out, “Come!”  8 I looked and there was a pale green horse!  Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed with him; they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and pestilence, and by the wild animals of the earth. (NRSV)

The breaking of the 4th seal revealed the last of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  The horse was the pale green color of decaying flesh, and the rider of this horse was Death himself!  The grave followed after Death, and he was given power to kill 25% of the earth’s population.  This widespread destruction of life was caused by the cumulative effects of all four horsemen.

REVELATION 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (NASU)

The opening of the 5th seal symbolically showed the slain martyrs from ages past crying out to God for justice.  However, they were told that the time for justice had not yet come.  There were still a certain number of believers who had to be martyred (as they had been) before God’s wrath would be poured out on those responsible.

REVELATION 6:12 I looked when he broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.  14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.  15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (NASU)

The opening of the 6th seal brings about a great earthquake, which is accompanied by signs in the heavens above.  All of mankind will realize from this awesome spectacle that God is about to execute His wrath through the Messiah upon the wicked.

Now that we’ve looked at the symbolic opening of all six seals in Revelation 6, let’s look at the introduction to Yeshua’s parallel prophecy recorded in Matthew 24:

MATTHEW 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the Temple, and his disciples came up to show him the buildings of the Temple.  2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things?  Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”  3 Now as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be?  And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (NKJV)

Understandably, Yeshua’s statement about the coming destruction of the Temple caused great concern among his disciples.  After pondering his words, they came to him and asked for additional information on the calamity he had prophesied for the Temple.  Although they likely assumed that the destruction of the Temple and the end of the age would occur at the same time, in fact they asked two separate questions:

  1. WHEN would the Temple be destroyed?
  2. WHAT would be the sign of the Messiah’s coming and the end of the age?

Some of the ensuing prophecy given by Yeshua in response to their questions pertained to the coming destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 CE.  However, those 1st-century events did not completely fulfill the prophecy found in Matthew 24.  Another fulfillment, this one at the end of the age of man which will lead to his return, was the ultimate focus of Messiah Yeshua.

Multiple fulfillments of the same prophecy present one of the greatest difficulties in properly understanding the Bible.  Many times in the Scriptures, we see a prophecy that fits more than one person or event.  The guiding principle for understanding these prophecies was stated by King Solomon in Ecclesiastes.  He tells us “that which has been is what will be, that which has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecc. 1:9).

In such cases, preliminary fulfillment does not completely satisfy or extinguish the prophecy.  In fact, there are two general types of dual prophecies found in the Bible:

  1. Prophecies that are substantially fulfilled by initial events, where subsequent fulfillments are an echo of the first occurrence; and
  2. Prophecies where the initial fulfillment is incomplete, and the comprehensive fulfillment of the prophecy is yet future.

The prophecy found in Matthew 24 is of the second type.  Although some of the information there related to the Roman conquest that would occur 40 years later, the ultimate fulfillment of these events will take place at the time of the end.  This is the same time period covered by the book of Revelation.

Now let’s look at the specifics from Matthew 24:

MATTHEW 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them:  “Take heed that no one deceives you.  5 For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.  6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.  9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (NKJV)

Contained within this passage are events that closely match the symbolic seals found in Revelation 6 (as shown below).  The next passage (Matt. 24:13-28) includes information about an event that is not specifically mentioned in Revelation 6, but is addressed in Old Testament prophecy:  The siege and capture of Jerusalem by the nations of the world (Zec. 12:2-3; 14:1-2).

While there are many fanciful theories about the nature of the “abomination of desolation” mentioned by Messiah (Matt. 24:15), the primary understanding of it is given in the parallel passage found in Luke’s Gospel.  Luke states that when armies surround Jerusalem, we will know that its desolation is near (Luke 21:20).  Just as Titus and the Roman army surrounded and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE (40 years after this prophecy was given), the city will again be subjected to capture in the future, this time by the armies of the world.

After warning those in Jerusalem, Yeshua returns to the events outlined in Revelation 6:

MATTHEW 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” (NKJV)

Here we see Yeshua state that immediately after the capture of Jerusalem, signs will appear in the heavens.  These same signs are mentioned in conjunction with the sixth seal (Rev. 6:12-14).

At this point (Matt. 24:30-31) the Messiah skips the first six trumpet judgments detailed in Revelation (Rev. 8:1-11:14) and goes to the final part of the 7th seal, which is the 7th trumpet (Rev. 11:15-19).  An exposition of this part of the prophecy is outside the scope of this article.

Now that we have covered the Scriptures in question, let’s compare the two prophecies to see if any additional understanding can be obtained.  For ease of comparison, let’s look at a side-by-side list of the seals found in Revelation 6 with the corresponding explanatory Scriptures from Matthew 24:

REVELATION 6 MATTHEW 24
1st Seal = ???
Behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Rev. 6:2) “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5)
2nd Seal = Widespread Warfare
Another, a fiery red horse, went out.  And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Rev. 6:4) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matt. 24:6-7)
3rd Seal = Famine
There was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.  Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Rev. 6:5-6) “There will be famines . . .” (Matt. 24:7)
4th Seal = Death of 1/4 of Mankind from First Four Seals
There before me was a pale green horse!  Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him.  He was given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:8) “There will be . . . pestilences and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:7-8)
5th Seal = Martyrdom of Believers
I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. (Rev. 6:9-11) “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.” (Matt. 24:9-10)
6th Seal = Heavenly Signs
Behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.  And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.(Rev. 6:12-14) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” (Matt. 24:29)

With the apparent exception of the 1st seal, a comparison of the two sets of related Scriptures clearly shows that the symbols revealed in the seals match up with the details of the Olivet prophecy given by Yeshua.  It is obvious that the sword-wielding rider of the fiery red horse (2nd seal) represents widespread warfare between nations, alliances, and even ethnic groups.  The black horse and its scale-carrying rider (3rd seal) symbolizes the scarcity of food that occurs during famine.  The pale green horse and its rider, Death (4th seal), represent the various ways that humans will die from the effects of the “Four Horsemen.”  The souls crying out from under the altar (5th seal) are used to symbolically introduce an end-time martyrdom of believers.  Finally, the signs in the heavens (6th seal) indicate that God is about to punish a sinning and unrepentant humanity.

Since there is such an obvious relationship between most of the elements in these two passages, it’s easy to conclude that they are both referring to the same prophesied events.  But if this is the case, why does the symbolism of the first seal (Rev. 6:2) appear so different from the first event spoken of by Yeshua (Matt. 24:4-5)?  John’s vision seems to imply conquest by a righteous ruler, while Yeshua’s words appear to indicate religious deception.

A hint at why the initial clue is unclear is found in the proverbs of King Solomon:

PROVERBS 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (NIV)

It is to God’s glory to hide things from mankind, but it is to our glory if we put forth the effort and time to seek out those things that He has concealed.  If the two passages of Scripture in question were easily reconcilable, the beginning of the end of this age and the coming of Messiah would be plainly laid out for all to see.  There would be no need to truly search for understanding.  But due to the apparent differences, many have missed the relationship between these two passages.

Assuming that the first seal IS the same as the warning given by Yeshua, how then do we arrive at a correct understanding of the symbolism?

There is a biblical principle that will guide our understanding in this matter:

ISAIAH 28:10 “For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” (ESV)

Most who recognize a connection between Revelation 6:2 and Matthew 24:4-5 usually draw their interpretation primarily from one passage or the other, and then try to harmonize the remaining one.  But using the guidance found in Isaiah 28:10, let’s combine one prophecy with the other and see the total picture that emerges.

First, we have to define the symbols from Revelation 6:2 to grasp what we are being told.  The first symbol is that of a WHITE HORSE.  In the Bible (and especially in the book of Revelation, the color white represents “righteousness,” “goodness,” or “purity” (Rev. 3:4-5, 18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9, 13-14; 19:11, 14).  So the color of the horse is designed to convey to us that, in some sense, the rider is considered good or righteous.

Next, we note that the rider has a BOW for a weapon.  The bow represents “military strength,” especially military strength that can be projected from a great distance.  With the bow, the rider has the ability to strike from long range while being relatively safe from counterattack.

We also see that the rider is given a CROWN.  In the Bible, a crown represents governmental power and the authority to rule.  Therefore, the rider represents a government or ruling entity.

Lastly, we are told that this “good” governmental power uses its military might to successfully wage war.  In fact, the implication of the statement that the rider “went out CONQUERING and TO CONQUER” suggests a continual state of aggressive warfare by this power.

In summary, we have the following symbols and their meaning in the 1st seal:

SYMBOL/ACTION MEANING
White Horse Righteousness, Goodness, Purity
Bow Military Strength (Long-Range)
Crown Rulership, Power, Government
“Went Out Conquering and to Conquer” State of Continual/Perpetual Warfare

Now that we’ve defined the Revelation 6 part of the prophecy, let’s add the factors disclosed by Yeshua from Matthew 24:4-5 to it.  He tells his followers to beware of being DECEIVED.  He states that many would COME IN HIS NAME, claiming that he was the Messiah, and would deceive many.

Without the context of Revelation 6:2, it would be almost impossible to assign this deception to anything other than a strictly religious arena.  However, when all the factors from the two passages are combined, we are left with the following description:

INTERPRETATION SYMBOL/WARNING
A governmental power… Crown
That appears good/righteous… White Horse
Initiates extended warfare… “Went out conquering and to conquer”
Using long range weapons and tactics… Bow
Yet they are deceiving many people… “Take heed that no one deceives you”
While proclaiming the name of Christ. “Many will come in my name”

Does any world power in this modern age fit that description?  Yes!  With the apparent exception of the “widespread deception” attribute, a better question would be “can this prophecy be about any modern nation other than the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?”

Most Americans think that our country represents all that is good and right in the world.  We think of ourselves as the “good guys.”  Many of us dislike the fact that the US government is intruding more and more into our everyday lives.  However, as a nation we are prosperous and wealthy, and we want to believe that the people running our government have our best interests at heart

In response to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, the leaders of our government have initiated a series of initiatives to protect our “Homeland.”  Shortly after those attacks, President George W. Bush announced his intention to begin a “War on Terrorism.”  On September 18, 2001, the US Congress authorized President Bush to:

Use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons. (Public Law 107-40, S.J. Res. 23)

On September 20, 2001, President Bush presented his response to the attacks in an address to a joint session of the US Congress (and via television and radio to the American people).  In this address, he stated:

Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there.  It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.

President Bush laid out for the American people the foundation for a decades-long struggle against terrorists and the states that support them.  When America invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, the American public was solidly behind the President.  A slimmer majority also supported the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, believing both actions were necessary to defeat “terrorism.”

However, this “War on Terrorism” is turning out to be exactly what President Bush promised at the onset – a perpetual war allegedly against terrorist groups and the nations that harbor and supply them.  In fact, members of the Bush administration referred to their anti-terrorist policy as the “Long War.”  President Bush used this new name in his 2006 State of the Union speech, when he said:

“Our own generation is in a long war against a determined enemy.” (January 31, 2006)

During his 2007 State of the Union address a year later, the president made this telling statement:

“The evil that inspired and rejoiced in 9/11 is still at work in the world.  And so long as that’s the case, America is still a nation at war.” (January 23, 2007)

Even though the presidential administration has changed since these wars started, America still has tens of thousands of troops on the ground in the Middle East.  However, our military might is not primarily composed of men, but rather of advanced technology.  Just as the bow was the long-range weapon of choice in ancient times, unmanned drones, cruise missiles, jet planes, and “smart” bombs are the modern equivalent.  For instance, some of the bombing missions flown by the US Air Force in the campaign against Iraq originated from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.  The round trip time for these flights was generally over 30 hours.  Additionally, other combat sorties were flown from the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and off of aircraft carriers stationed in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere.  America has lost relatively few men in their conquests of Afghanistan and Iraq because we were able to attack from a distance that did not allow our adversaries to respond effectively.

But, most will object, this is where the similarities to the prophecies we are studying end.  Certainly our government isn’t perfect, but it’s the best form of human government in our modern world.  How can one say that our government is “deceiving many” people in the name of Christ?

As most Americans would readily admit, the US is predominantly perceived as a Christian nation (although not nearly as much so as 50 years ago).  The American leader at the time of the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush, was a member of the Methodist Christian denomination.  He said on several occasions that he recommitted himself to Jesus Christ in 1986 in the process of conquering alcoholism.  When asked what political philosopher he most identified with in a 1999 presidential campaign debate, Bush named Christ, “because he changed my heart.”  Former Vice President Cheney was also a Methodist.  The Republican party these leaders belong to is generally perceived as representing Christian values and ideals.  Many Democrats, especially those from the middle of the country, also identify themselves as Christians.  For the most part, our government appears to be run by people who proclaim themselves to be followers (in one fashion or another) of Jesus Christ.

However, these same leaders who espouse Christ are involved in a massive deception that has already cost thousands of lives and, according to biblical prophecy, is leading to a global war that will claim the lives of well over a billion people.  What is this deception?

It is the very same event that allowed the rider of the white horse to initiate perpetual warfare against terrorists — the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Any unbiased, logical and thorough evaluation of the evidence pertaining to the events of 9/11/01 will quickly reveal a plethora of problems with the official story.  In fact, there are so many holes in the government’s version of what happened on 9/11/01 that it would be amazing for anyone who has taken a detailed looked into this event to NOT have questions.  Some of the problems with the official story are listed below:

EVENTS BEFORE THE ATTACK INDICATED FOREKNOWLEDGE

Financial Market Transactions

In the days before the attacks, significantly higher than average numbers of stock put options (essentially, bets that a company’s stock will decline in value) were placed on several companies greatly impacted by the events of 9/11/01.  These companies included:

  • United Airlines and American Airlines, two of the airlines used in the attacks.
  • Munich Re and the AXA Group, two reinsurance companies that had to cover billions of dollars worth of insurance claims because of the attacks.
  • Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America, financial services companies hurt by the attacks.

There was also a huge increase in the number of stock call options (essentially, bets that a company’s stock will increase in value) purchased on Raytheon on the day before the attacks (Raytheon is the maker of Patriot and Tomahawk missiles).

Additionally, there was an abnormally large increase in the purchase of 5-year US Treasury notes (considered to be very safe investments in times of uncertainty) before the attacks.

All of these financial transactions were extremely rewarding after the attacks took place.

Avoidance of the Targets

Just before 9/11/01, high government officials began avoiding the targets of the attacks:

  • Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped flying commercial airlines in July 2001.
  • Pentagon officials canceled travel plans on 9/10/01.
  • San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown received a warning on 9/10/01 not to fly from National Security Advisor (now Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice.
  • Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, canceled plans to address Israeli support groups in New York City (NYC) on 9/11/01.

Additionally, some business leaders and others avoided the targets:

  • Silverstein Properties, the lead company in a consortium that had just obtained a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center in July 2001, was supposed to meet on the 88th floor of one of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers to “discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack”; however, this meeting was canceled on the night of 9/10/01.
  • Jim Pierce, President Bush’s cousin, was scheduled to attend a conference on 9/11/01 at his company’s office on the 105th floor of the WTC South Tower.  But the conference was moved to the nearby Millennium Hotel, allegedly because the group was too large.
  • Business executives, some of whom worked in the WTC, were in Nebraska attending a meeting hosted by billionaire Warren Buffett at Offutt Air Force Base on the morning of 9/11/01 (interestingly, President Bush visited that same base later in the day).
  • At a cost of $50,000, Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease that extended through the end of the year in order to vacate the World Trade Center just days before the attack.
  • Two employees of Odigo, an Israeli instant messaging service with offices in the World Trade Center, received e-mail warnings of the attack two hours before it occurred.
  • Scotland Yard prohibited Muslim author Salman Rushdie from flying on 9/11/01.

THE HIJACKING SCENARIO

Although the FBI named 19 Arab hijackers responsible for the events of 9/11/01 within two days of the attacks, there is little tangible evidence to support this assertion.

Fatal Flaws in the Hijackers’ Plan of Attack

The entire hijack plan was ill conceived and suffered from numerous logistical problems that should have caused it to fail had the US air defense system been operating normally on 9/11/01:

  • The originating airport for the flights that struck the World Trade Center towers (American Flight 11 and United Flight 175) was Boston Logan instead of any of several airports nearer to NYC.  This created a 40-minute window of exposure for interception of each flight.
  • The flight that reportedly struck the Pentagon (American Flight 77) flew from Dulles Airport in eastern Virginia to the western border of West Virginia before returning to Washington DC.  It was in the air for an hour and 23 minutes before allegedly attacking the Pentagon.  The impact was 83 minutes after the first hijacked flight went off course, 58 minutes after the WTC North Tower impact, and 40 minutes after the WTC South Tower impact.  Yet this jet was not intercepted as it flew over what is normally the most heavily protected airspace in the United States (if not the world).  Even under circumstances of severely reduced US air defenses, there was still ample opportunity to intercept this flight.
  • The flight that reportedly crashed in Pennsylvania (United Flight 93) flew from Newark, New Jersey almost to Cleveland, Ohio before turning around to fly toward Washington DC.  Had it reached its alleged destination, it would have been airborne for over an hour and a half.

 

Under standard air defense operating procedures, the odds of these “hijacked” planes escaping interception with this plan would have been exceedingly small.

Lack of Evidence

There is no solid evidence that any of the alleged hijackers were on any of the hijacked flights.  In fact, there is substantial evidence that some of the identified hijackers definitely were NOT involved:

  • Except for a video allegedly showing the hijackers of Flight 77 released by a third party, no other security video footage of any of the hijackers boarding their flights has been made public.
  • None of the alleged hijackers’ names appeared on the airlines’ passenger lists.
  • At least seven of the alleged hijackers have turned up alive since the attack, and one listed as involved was proven to have died in a small plane crash in Florida in 2000.
  • None of the four flight crews radioed Air Traffic Control to notify them of hijackings in progress.
  • None of the four flight crews took the few seconds necessary to punch in the four-digit hijacking code.
  • No public evidence indicates that the remains of any of the hijackers were identified at any of the crash sites.
  • None of the contents of any of the black boxes from the hijacked planes have been made public.
  • Four and a half minutes of a phone call from Flight 11 Attendant Betty Ong was made public; it describes some stabbings but does not provide any details indicating that Arab hijackers were on board.

Odd Behavior of the Hijackers

The behavior of the alleged hijackers preceding the attack does not exhibit the skill and discipline needed to pull off such an ambitious plan:

  • The alleged hijackers are reported to have visited topless bars and drank alcohol, despite being portrayed as fundamentalist Muslims motivated by religious fervor to carry out the attacks.
  • Allegedly, Mohammed Atta just barely made it to Flight 11 in time to board, although he had supposedly been planning this event for years.

Success of the Hijackers

The proposition that the alleged hijackers were successful using their crude methods and poor skills is difficult to believe:

  • The hijackers supposedly took over four jets using only box cutters.
  • None of the four flight crews were able to stop the alleged hijackers, in spite of several of the pilots being war veterans.
  • None of the alleged hijackers were good pilots, yet three of the four successfully piloted these technologically advanced planes to relatively small targets and hit them with extreme precision.

 LACK OF US AIR DEFENSE RESPONSE

Several elements are involved in domestic air defense of the continental United States.  The air traffic control system continuously monitors air traffic and notifies the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) of any deviations by aircraft from their designated flight paths or loss of radio contact.  NORAD regularly monitors air (and space) traffic and is prepared to react immediately to any threats or emergencies that arise.  It has the authority to order units from the Air Force, the Air National Guard, or any other branch of the armed services to scramble fighters in pursuit of jetliners in trouble.  This is standard operating procedure for the US air defense system.  In the year 2000, interceptors were dispatched a total of 129 times.  Between September 2000 and June 2001, jet fighters were scrambled 67 times.

Despite normal intercept times of between 10 and 20 minutes for domestic flights that go off course or lose radio contact, on 9/11/01 the hijacked planes seemingly roamed the skies at will without interference from the US air defense system.  For some reason, routine interception procedures were not followed on that day.

Reporting Failures

FAA response times for reporting the deviating aircraft were much longer than the prescribed guidelines:

  • According to the official timeline from NORAD, the FAA took 18 minutes to report Flight 11’s loss of communication and deviation from its flight plan.
  • According to the official timeline from NORAD, the FAA took 39 minutes to report Flight 77’s deviation from its flight plan.

Failure to Scramble Interceptors

Interceptors were only scrambled from distant bases after long delays:

  • Despite the fact that Flights 11 and 175 were headed for NYC, no interceptors were scrambled from New York’s La Guardia Airport or from Langley AFB in Virginia.
  • Despite NORAD having received formal notification of the first hijacking at 8:38 am, no interceptors were scrambled from nearby Andrews AFB to protect the Pentagon until after it was hit at 9:37 am.

Failures to Intercept

Once they finally got in the air, interceptors flew at only small fractions of their top speeds, ensuring that they would be unable to intercept the airliners:

  • The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB in Massachusetts at 8:52 am flew to Manhattan at an average speed of 483 mph, less than 26% of their top speed of 1,875 mph; they arrived about 8 minutes after Flight 175 had hit the WTC South Tower.
  • The two F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB at 9:30 am to protect the capital flew at an average speed of about 411 mph, just over 27% of their top speed of 1,500 mph; they arrived about 12 minutes after the Pentagon was hit.

Failures to Redeploy

Nearby fighters on routine patrol duty were not redeployed to intercept the airliners, nor were fighters that reached Manhattan too late sent south to defend the capital:

  • Two F-15s flying off the coast of Long Island were not redeployed to Manhattan until after the second WTC tower was hit.
  • The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB to protect Manhattan could have reached the capital in under 10 minutes once they arrived over NYC. At that time, there were still 26 minutes remaining before the Pentagon would be hit.

War Games

Several different war game exercises were in process on the morning 9/11/01 as the attack unfolded.  Although there has been only limited information released to the public about these exercises, they reportedly included:

  • Operation Northern Vigilance– This exercise, planned months in advance of 9/11/01, redeployed jets that normally patrolled the northeast sector of the United States to northern Canada and Alaska.  It was allegedly in response to a Russian exercise in which long-range bombers were dispatched to their northern territory.
  • Operations Vigilant Warrior and Vigilant Guardian– These were apparently a pair of war games (attacker versus defender) which involved live-fly simulations of hijackings.  Both this pair of operations and Northern Vigilance probably involved the use of “injects” into actual screens to simulate aircraft.  These games apparently resembled the real attack sufficiently to confuse military officers.
  • The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Plane Crash Drill– The NRO provides our nation its eyes and ears in space.  It operates a system of reconnaissance satellites to provide real-time monitoring of objects in the skies.  On 9/11/01, NRO headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia were evacuated as part of a drill simulating a small corporate jet crashing into one of the campus’ four towers.
  • The Tripod II Biowarfare Exercise– FEMA had deployed to NYC on 9/10/01 to set up a command post at Pier 29 in preparation for a biowarfare exercise scheduled for 9/12/01.

Interestingly, these exercises closely resembled the actual events of the 9/11/01 attacks (four alleged hijackings, three jetliner crashes into buildings, and the toxic calamity at Ground Zero caused by the building collapses).

WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDING COLLAPSES

On 9/11/01, three skyscrapers (WTC 1-North Tower, WTC 2-South Tower, and WTC 7-Salomon Brothers Building) totally collapsed, with fire given as the primary cause.  Fires have never before or since caused steel-frame buildings to collapse.  One of these buildings, WTC 7, was over 300 feet away from the North Tower and was not hit by a plane.

WTC Twin Towers

Both the Twin Towers fell straight down, through themselves, following the path of maximum resistance, a behavior never before observed in spontaneous collapses of any type of vertical structure.  The towers also exploded outward into concrete dust and shattered steel, a result inconsistent with the known behavior of steel structures outside of explosive demolition.  Although the pattern of destruction was much more complete than normal controlled demolitions, the collapses of both WTC 1 and WTC 2 exhibited features seen only in intentional demolitions:

  • Sudden onset accompanied by thunderous bangs.
  • Visible explosions ringing the perimeters of the buildings.
  • Energetic ejections of dust (called squibs) at regular intervals.
  • The production of a huge amount of dust.

Both towers started to disintegrate both above and below the crash zones in the first few seconds of their falls.  The South Tower collapsed 29 minutes before the North Tower (although it was struck 17 minutes after the North Tower and the damage done to the building was less substantial):

  • Unlike the North Tower, the South Tower’s core structure was largely undamaged by the off-centered jet impact.
  • The South Tower had much less severe fires than the North Tower.
  • Smoke from the fires in the South Tower became progressively darker up to the time it collapsed, indicating that they were dying down.
  • Audio recordings of NYC firefighters indicate that they reached the crash zone of the South Tower; in fact, they described their plan for using two hoses to control the fires found there.

Amazing video footage and photographs of the South Tower just minutes before its collapse reveals yellow-to-white hot molten metal dripping downward.  Additionally, numerous witnesses describe molten metal underneath all three WTC buildings for several weeks after their collapses.  The problem is that the hydrocarbon-fueled fires burning in the WTC buildings were not nearly hot enough to produce the approximately 2,750°F temperatures needed to melt structural steel.  Additionally, the color of the molten metal rules out that it was aluminum from the buildings or planes, since liquefied aluminum is a silvery color.  So how did jet fuel fires which were never hot enough to melt steel cause the steel in these buildings to melt?  Why did this steel remain in a molten state under the WTC rubble for several weeks after 9/11/01?

WTC Building 7

WTC 7 imploded at 5:20 pm on 9/11/01 (approximately 20 minutes AFTER its collapse was announced live on British television by the BBC news crew covering the events of 9/11/01 from New York).  As mentioned earlier, it was not hit by a jet.  WTC 7 experienced total collapse, allegedly because of fires; however, no steel-frame building before or since has ever totally collapsed due to fire.  This building was a 47-story steel-frame skyscraper.  Only small fires were visible in it on 9/11/01.  Yet this building also collapsed in an almost perfectly vertical fall into a remarkably small pile of mostly pulverized rubble.  Buildings only 60 feet on either side of WTC 7 were virtually unscathed from its collapse.

A close observation of the collapse of WTC Building 7 shows that it had all of the features of an implosion engineered by controlled demolition:

  • The collapse of the main structure commenced suddenly (several seconds after the penthouse fell).
  • The building sank precisely into its footprint in a vertical manner.
  • Puffs of dust (squibs) emerged from the building’s facade early in the collapse, moving up the side of the building instead of downward (as would normally be expected in an unaided top-down collapse).
  • The collapse was total, producing a rubble pile only about three stories high.
  • The main structure totally collapsed in under 7 seconds, essentially at the speed of free fall; for comparison, WTC 7 collapsed only about a second slower than it would have taken a brick dropped from the building’s roof to reach the ground in a vacuum.

WTC Building 7 was home to quite a few interesting tenants:

  • NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management had a bomb-hardened command bunker located on the 23rd floor (interestingly, he evacuated his emergency management team to a makeshift command center just as soon as the 9/11/01 attacks began).
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had offices on the 11th, 12th, and 13th floors.  Reportedly, the SEC’s offices housed a large amount of evidence for 3,000-4,000 ongoing insider trading cases that was lost when WTC 7 collapsed.
  • The US Secret Service had offices on the 9th and 10th floors.
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had offices on the 24th and 25th floors.
  • Reports later surfaced that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also had secret offices located in WTC 7.

Suppression of Physical Evidence

The physical evidence from the World Trade Center buildings, as well as the attacking jets, was suppressed or systematically destroyed:

  • Controlled Demolition, Inc. submitted a plan for recycling the WTC steel only 11 days after the attack and received approval.
  • Most of the steel was quickly shipped to Asia for recycling.
  • Investigators were barred from the crime scene and had little or no chance to examine the steel.
  • None of the contents of the four black boxes from the hijacked jetliners has been released.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board was not allowed to investigate the jet airliner crashes.

 PENTAGON ATTACK

In many ways, the Pentagon attack is the most difficult to accept.  It defies logic that this home to the military establishment of the world’s mightiest superpower and prime terrorist target would NOT have been defended.  It also seems very unlikely that a terrorist using a plane as a weapon would have targeted the back side of the Pentagon in an extremely precise aerobatic maneuver, instead of just hitting the front side in a simple head-on collision.

Unprotected Target

The Pentagon was hit after ample warning was given that hijacked planes were being used to attack high profile buildings.  The 9:37 am impact occurred well over an hour after the first signs of a hijacking and 34 minutes after the South Tower strike confirmed that an attack was underway.  Even though the Pentagon is only about 10 miles from Andrews Air Force Base, where two combat-ready fighter wings were stationed on 9/11/01, no meaningful defensive action was undertaken to protect the Pentagon.  The inbound aircraft was monitored on radar as it approached Washington DC.  In addition, a military C-130 (seen over the Pentagon immediately after the impact) was reportedly dispatched to observe the aircraft.  But no interceptors were sent to stop the incoming plane.

Unqualified Hijacker/Pilot

None of the alleged hijackers were good pilots; none had ever flown jets, let alone large technologically advanced commercial jetliners.  However, probably the most ill-equipped of them was the alleged hijacker/pilot of Flight 77, Hani Hanjour:

  • Hanjour attended a flight school in Scottsdale, Arizona for four months in 1996 and 1997, but he never completed the coursework for a single-engine aircraft license.
  • Failing his courses at the Arizona flight school he was attending didn’t seem to bother Hanjour.  According to an employee there, “He didn’t care about the fact that he couldn’t get through the course.”
  • In August 2001, Hanjour attempted to rent a small plane from an airport in Bowie, Maryland.  After taking Hanjour on three test runs to ensure that he could actually fly, his request to rent the plane was declined.  The flight instructors who flew with him noted that he had trouble controlling and landing the small single engine Cessna 172.

It is questionable that even a well-trained fighter pilot could have executed the maneuver that supposedly crashed a Boeing 757 into the Pentagon. It required making a tight 320-degree turn while descending 7,000 feet in about three minutes, then leveling out so as to fly low enough over the highway west of the Pentagon to knock down 40-foot tall lamp posts.  After crossing the highway, the pilot had to take the plane to within mere feet of the ground in order to crash into the Pentagon at the first-floor level while managing to avoid impacting the lawn.  To top it all off, he had to do all of this while flying at a speed exceeding 520 mph by the time the plane crashed.

The spiral dive approach to the Pentagon was such an extreme maneuver that experienced air traffic controllers watching on radar thought it was a military jet.  The tree-top final approach skimmed objects in the yard and crashed the plane into the first floor of the building.  Experienced pilots have wondered if any human pilot could have executed the maneuver.  Quite a feat for Hani Hanjour, who couldn’t control a single engine prop plane and who had never sat in the cockpit of a jet.

Attack Hit the Only Hardened Part of the Pentagon

The location of the impact was Wedge One, one of five radial sections of the building.  It was being renovated, and was only five days from completion when the attack occurred.  The renovation program included the following improvements to the building:

  • Exterior walls reinforced with steel.
  • Exterior walls backed with Kevlar.
  • Installation of blast-resistant windows.
  • Installation of fire sprinklers.
  • Installation of automatic fire doors.
  • Creation of a building operations and control center.

The renovated area was the only part of the Pentagon with a sprinkler system, and it had been reconstructed to withstand bomb blasts. Because of the renovation, the stricken portion of the building was sparsely occupied.  While about 4,500 people normally would have been working in the targeted area, because of the renovation work only about 800 were actually there.

More than half of the people listed as missing after the attack worked in the Pentagon’s Naval Command Center.  These personnel were moved into the remodeled areas shortly before the attack.  Of the thousands of people in the building at the time of the attack, only 125 people were killed.  Of those, none were high-level officials.  Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was safe in his office on the opposite side of the building.

The fact that the attack targeted the one portion of the building that was mostly vacant is all the more remarkable considering the approach required by the aircraft blamed for the damage.  According to National Transportation Safety Board information recently acquired via the Freedom of Information Act, American Airlines Flight 77 approached Washington DC from the west northwest on a heading of 99 degrees.  Instead of attacking the huge building in a direct fashion, which would have required simply descending into the Pentagon, the jet executed a 320-degree descending spiral toward the south, losing over 7,000 feet of altitude before leveling out at nearly tree-top height as it made its final approach from the southwest.  Additionally, this spiral approach added approximately three minutes to the flight time of the aircraft (time which COULD have been used to intercept the plane).

Lack of Physical Evidence

Due to a suppression of physical evidence by the government, the truth about what actually hit the Pentagon on 9/11/01 remains shrouded in mystery and is the subject of heated arguments among skeptics of the official account.  Immediately after the attack, authorities systematically set out to confiscate, destroy or suppress the evidence:

  • Video recordings from an adjacent gas station and nearby hotels were seized by the FBI very shortly after the attack.  Additionally, traffic monitoring video cameras along the nearby highways maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation have not been released.
  • Recordings of security video cameras around the Pentagon have not been publically released.  Up until recently, only five frames of security video had been made public (and then only as an unofficial leak) from all the security cameras that monitor the periphery of the Pentagon.  An additional release of video on 5/16/06 due to a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch added nothing of value to what was already available.
  • A photographed scrap of aircraft debris that has markings similar to an American Airlines 757 seemingly corresponds to the forward portion of the right side of the plane, yet the scrap was far to the left of the plane’s path.
  • Few photographs of the Pentagon’s interior prior to removal of debris have been publically released.
  • Investigators were not allowed access to the crash site until well into October 2001.
  • The government has refused to disclose the fate of aircraft debris collected at the Pentagon or disclose the results of any attempts to identify the aircraft parts.
  • The government has implausibly insisted that the black boxes recovered from the crash yielded nothing useful.

The government’s behavior regarding the physical evidence could be due to several reasons.  The military has a penchant for secrecy, which has been heightened by the atmosphere of national emergency produced by the 9/11/01 attack.  However, they also could be attempting to suppress evidence that would disprove the crash of Flight 77.  Finally, it’s worth considering that they are now suppressing evidence that would prove the crash of a Boeing 757 in order to use this information at a later date to derail “conspiracy theorists” who have taken the position that Flight 77 did NOT hit the Pentagon.

CASUALTIES FROM THE ATTACKS

The death toll of the attacks, although horrible, was much lower than it should have been if not for numerous favorable target selection and timing factors.

Flights

All four flights had low occupancy rates:

  • Flight 11 had a capacity of 158, but had only 76 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 175 had a capacity of 166, but had only 46 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 77 had a capacity of 188, but only had 50 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 93 had a capacity of 182, but only had 26 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).

World Trade Center

The towers were attacked before most people had arrived for work, and were hit high enough to allow most who were there to escape.

  • When Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 am, the World Trade Center buildings were at less than half the occupancy they would have by mid-day of a typical day.
  • WTC 1 was hit just 15 stories below the top, and most of the people who were trapped were between the 95th and 110th floors.
  • WTC 2 was hit only 30 stories below the top, and the plane missed the core of the building, allowing people to evacuate from above the impact zone.  The 17 minutes that had elapsed from the first hit also allowed many people to escape the South Tower while the elevators were still working.

Pentagon

The portion of the Pentagon that was attacked, the West Block, was in the process of being renovated, and so was at low occupancy.

  • 125 people were killed in a building containing 20,000 people.
  • No high-level Pentagon officials were killed in the attack.

STRANGE COINCIDENCES

Many events and decisions in the days and months preceding the attacks helped to make the incompetence theory more plausible:

Rules Changes

Procedural changes limited the ability of pilots and military commanders to respond to hijackings:

  • A 6/1/01 order stripped field commanders of the autonomy to respond to hijackings.
  • The FAA banned firearm possession by commercial pilots two months before the attack.

Where Were They?

Several top officials, including the President of the United States, were not available until after the attack was over:

  • President Bush remained at the publicized location of Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida until about a half-hour after the news of the attack went on worldwide TV, first listening to second grade students read about a girl and her pet goat, and then holding a press conference.
  • General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly remained in a meeting with Senator Max Cleland until nearly the time the Pentagon was hit.
  • Brigadier General Montague Winfield had Navy Captain Charles J. Leidig, Jr. (a rookie) assume his watch as Deputy Director for Operations for the National Military Command Center (NMCC) at 8:30 am on 9/11/01; he relieved him after the attack was over.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSES

What was the government response to all the alleged incompetence displayed on 9/11/01 that allowed the hijackers to succeed in their attacks?  Did those in positions of authority have to take responsibility for the lapses that left thousands dead?  Were they fired or demoted?

Despite the worst failure in history of the military to protect American civilians, and the worst alleged engineering failures in history, there were no honest investigations and no consequences for the responsible authorities.

Air Defense Failures

No one was held accountable for the numerous unprecedented failures in air defense:

  • General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11/01, was confirmed as Chairman two days later despite being unable to provide any meaningful answers to questions regarding the air defense failures.
  • General Richard Eberhard, commander of NORAD on 9/11/01, was promoted to head the newly created US Northern Command (NORTHCOM), which took the homeland defense role from the US Joint Forces Command.
  • NORAD’s official press release contradicted early statements by high-ranking officials that no interceptors had been scrambled on 9/11/01.
  • NORAD’s vague timeline raises far more questions than it answers, yet officials have never been required to give a full account of the discrepancies.
  • The 9/11 Commission later advanced a new timeline which contradicted NORAD’s earlier timeline and the testimony of military officials to the Commission itself.

Building Collapse Inquiry

Based on the official story, the total collapses of WTC 1, WTC 2, and WTC 7 were the three largest engineering failures in history.  How were they investigated?

  • FEMA was given the sole authority to investigate the collapses even though it is not an investigative agency.
  • The investigative team assembled by FEMA consisted of unpaid volunteers.
  • The investigators were not allowed access to Ground Zero.
  • The investigators were not provided with the blueprints of the buildings.
  • The resulting FEMA report states that the causes of the collapse “remain unknown at this time.”  By the time the report was released, disposal of all the WTC steel had been completed.  The fact that WTC 7 supposedly failed in a way that contradicts a century of engineering experience makes it the largest and least understood structural failure in history.
  • The 9/11 Commission Report failed to even mention the existence of WTC Building 7.
  • The 9/11 Commission Report denied the existence of the Twin Towers’ core structures.
  • The report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the collapse of the WTC Towers purports to provide a “probable collapse sequence” for each Tower but truncates its timelines before the collapses even begin.

 

As you can see, there are hundreds of legitimate questions about what actually took place on 9/11/01.  Yet, even given this volume of evidence and uncertainty, many will reject outright the possibility of such an enormous deception by the American government.  They will do so without any investigation of the facts, on the grounds that no one would be audacious enough to try and pull off such a huge lie. 

However, German Nazi leader Adolph Hitler wrote about just such a deception in his defining work, Mein Kampf  (“My Struggle”):

. . . In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.  It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.  Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.  For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.  These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. . . . (p. 134, James Murphy translation)

Hitler, while Chancellor of Germany, went on to implement his version of the “big lie” when he approved a plan to torch the Reichstag building in Berlin where the elected members of government met daily.  The Reichstag building was burned on the night of 2/27/33, and Hitler was able to blame this act on his rivals, the Communist Party in Germany.  This act, and his response to it, paved the way for Hitler to become the dictator of Nazi Germany.

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and allegedly one of those involved in the planning of the Reichstag fire, had this to say about his leader’s “big lie” concept:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.  It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Conclusion

With the understanding of the first seal, we can now complete our outline of Revelation 6:

REVELATION 6 MATTHEW 24
1st Seal = American Empire
Behold, a white horse.  He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Rev. 6:2) “Take heed that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5)
2nd Seal = Widespread Warfare
Another, a fiery red horse, went out.  And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Rev. 6:4) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matt. 24:6-7)
3rd Seal = Famine
There was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.  Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Rev. 6:5-6) “There will be famines . . .” (Matt. 24:7)
4th Seal = Death of 1/4 of Mankind from First Four Seals
There before me was a pale green horse!  Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him.  He was given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:8) “There will be . . . pestilences and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:7-8)
5th Seal = Martyrdom of Believers
I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. (Rev. 6:9-11) “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.” (Matt. 24:9-10)
6th Seal = Heavenly Signs
Behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.  And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.(Rev. 6:12-14) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” (Matt. 24:29)

If this understanding of prophecy is accurate, the United States of America is currently on a course that will soon lead directly to World War III.  How is it possible that the people of America have been deceived so comprehensively?  The apostle Paul outlines the likely reason in II Thessalonians 2:10-12.  He states that God will send strong delusion upon people at the time of the end, and they will believe the lie because they have no love for the truth and take pleasure in unrighteousness.  Unfortunately, that description fits much of the American population these days.

While we as believers can do nothing but pray about the situation and ask for God’s protection in the great tribulation that lies ahead, it is comforting to understand WHY these prophesied events are going to happen.  May the Eternal Father keep and protect His people as we witness the birth pangs of the coming kingdom of God!

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