POWERS OF HEAVEN
does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME
there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and
upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves
roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven shall be
POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN
and tsunamis have killed hundreds of thousands in a few minutes.
astounding destructive power
caused by the December 26, 2004 mega 9.0 magnitude
earthquake that triggered 12-15 meter high Tsunami waves, left more than
160,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless in Asia and East Africa.
SEA AND THE WAVES ROARING
can forget seeing the tragic images of the ferocious tsunamis - the
mighty tsunamis that came in four waves - sweep away nearly everything in
its path, and swallowing up defenseless and desperate men, women and
children as they were fleeing for their lives! And very recently, another
tragic earthquake in Indonesia with a magnitude of more than 6 on the
Richter Scale, leaving more than 100 dead.
BIBLE PROPHECY BY JESUS WAS "THE SEA AND WAVES ROARING"
prophesied that one of the signs of His soon return would be "the
sea and the waves roaring"
and let me tell you, that is exactly what happened in the tsunami.
The sea and the waves were roaring indeed, and NO AMOUNT OF technology,
money or any power on earth COULD NOT STOP IT.
BIBLE PROPHECY BY JESUS WAS "MEN'S HEARTS WOULD FAIL THEM FOR
Bible Prophecy by Jesus was "men's hearts would fail them for
fear". Fear is gripping the world. It seems all things
are out of control and we are powerless to fix things. People are
anxious, worried and stressed out today, not knowing what the future
holds for them. And no one can dispute that! Heart
disease is the leading cause of death
presently, followed by cancer and then diabetes, and yes, "men's
hearts are failing them for fear" as another and yet another
DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
know that these kinds of events have happened before and will continue
until our blessed Lord will return, as Jesus prophesied nearly 2,000
years ago. People
do not have any solutions to the conflicts we are facing and no one knows
what the future holds.
SHAKE AND THUNDER ROLLS
years ago, I did a study on earthquakes which indicated an increase in
their numbers and intensity. The 1974 World Almanac stated:
"There have been more earthquakes in this century than in all
May 26, 2005 News Report from Los Angeles carried the headline: 'Massive
Quake in L.A.'s Future'. It stated: "Newly developed computer
models suggest that a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the Puente Hills fault,
which runs under downtown Los Angeles, could be the most damaging quake
to occur in the United States, researchers said Wednesday."
a quake might not occur for 3000 years, but when it does, it could cause
as much as a quarter of a trillion dollars in damage, kill as many as
18,000 people and injure 268,000, as many as 735,000 homes could be
damaged severely enough for their residents to require other shelter,
according to the computer's analysis."
recent killer earthquake that triggered the tsunami was the world's most
powerful earthquake in 40 years. It originated on the ocean floor 100
miles west of Sumatra, sending the killer waves toward shore at speeds of
up to 500 mph. read
Earthquakes - The Superquake.
ARE LIVING IN THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME IN HISTORY
OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY
our Lord said: "And
upon earth, distress of nations, with perplexity."
The word 'perplexity'
really means 'no
way out.' We are presently living in one of the most dangerous
times since the beginning of human society. There have always been wars
and conflicts down through
the centuries, but today there is the grave possibility that fanatical
or other Islamic
suicide bombers, could get access to atomic
weapons, dirty bombs or canisters
of deadly small pox, spreading panic and wiping out millions of
people in a few concerted and well-planned attacks.
ABOUT THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS?
airplane pilots, will tell you that they have seen many unexplained
things in the sky while flying their aircrafts! Col.
Bill Riddell of the US Air Force was a guest several times on our
Night Watch Radio program in the 1980s. He spent fifteen years with the
Canadian and US Military. For five years, he investigated hundreds of
reports of UFO sightings. His assignment was to find answers to these two
questions: Do flying saucers exist? Are
they a threat to National Security?
ARE HIS FINDINGS: UFOs
do exist, but they do not pose a threat to National security!
How did he reach that conclusion? In his research, UFOs would suddenly
appear on his radar screen. When he tried to track them, they
disappeared! They came out of no-where and then disappeared into thin
air! In other words, they did not come from anywhere. They simply
appeared and then conveniently disappeared.
were employed to make contact with the UFOs.
After hundreds of conversations with them through clairvoyants, he
discovered two things: First, the
answers to his questions were at times clever and technically far above
knowledge. At other times the
answers were so ignorant that he knew someone was getting his jollies out
of the interview. Second, on
numerous occasions they agreed to meet face to face with the Colonial,
but never kept their word. He concluded that they were all liars.
the final analysis he understood that they were spiritual entities -
demon spirits - appearing out of no-where, and then disappearing. They
were highly intelligent beings, yet acting stupid at his expense and they
Colonial Bill Riddell realized that he had been dealing with lying
demon spirits, emissaries of the devil, he called upon God for
protection, forgiveness and salvation. The devil
literally drove the investigator into the arms of Jesus!
All glory and praise to god for his great mercy.
and Asaph Roth had experienced the supernatural power of God for many
years. They had been married for 63 years, when he husband passed
away on Agnes' birthday in the Salem Manor Nursing Home, Leduc, Alberta,
on Friday, December 7, 2001.
nurses related that Asaph had experienced something very wonderful on the
Tuesday before his death. Very excitedly, he had stated: "I
see the angels and they are so beautiful."
couple of days before his death, two angels appeared in Agnes' bedroom at
home. They were both kneeling. One looked at her and then the
other one turned and looked at her as well. Then, they were gone.
Immediately, she thought: "One of us is going to die."
Two days later, they came to carry her husband Asaph home to Jesus!
Praise the Lord.
SUPERNATURAL LIGHT APPEARS
the early 1970s, Agnes Roth and her daughter Jeane had just arrived at
home one evening. They lived on a farm six miles from Kavahan,
Alberta. It was dark and they were walking from the shed to the
house, when suddenly a light came from the north and encircled them like
a search light, lighting up the yard. They stood and observed this
strange event for about fifteen seconds and then it sped away and the
another occasion, also in the early 1970s, three of their family were
driving from the farm. As they came over a hill, they saw something
like a split in the sky with fire rolling, boiling over and over!
They thought someone's house or barn was on fire.
IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON
PEOPLE SAW THIS PHENOMENON
February 1966, Agnes and Asaph Roth were returning home after attending
the funeral of Elsie and Herman Schmidt who had been killed in an
automobile accident just a half mile from their farm. Asaph's
brother Dave and his wife Hilda were with them in the car. It was
about 10 pm when they stopped in Kavanah to buy some gasoline.
Getting out of the automobile, Asaph looked toward the sky and said:
"What's happening with the moon"?
their very eyes, the moon turned reddish-orange. Its shape appeared
like a bomb. It changed again into a mushroom cloud, then into the
form of a coffin lying on its side. Then, it turned back to a
mushroom cloud! Three truck drivers and the owner of the garage had
just come out of the service station and everyone stood speechless
looking at the moon! They exclaimed: "What is going on?
What's going to happen now?"
spoke up: "Haven't you read what the Bible says". "O
ye hypocrites, Ye can discern the face of the sky: but can ye not discern
the signs of the times?" Agnes then said, "You must
repent of your sins and give your heart to Jesus." They didn't
say another word, just kept looking at the strange sight.
a while the Roth's headed home and while they were driving, the mushroom
cloud slowly began to spread across the sky and the moon came back to its
normal shape and color.
they received confirmation from three other people who had seen it in
different parts of Canada. They did not know what the mushroom
cloud represented until a couple of months later, when they saw a picture
in the Edmonton Journal of an atomic explosion.
SENDS WARNINGS AND SIGNS
SOLAR FLARES OVER THORSBY
Dedio of Thorsby, Alberta photographed an awesome sight at midnight,
March 29, 2001. He lives on a farm 3 miles south of town and
witnessed the phenomenal sights together with several others from 11:30
pm until 4:00 am.
11:30 pm, Mike's wife said to her husband: "Look, there must be a
huge fire somewhere!" While they watched, the sky turned red
and there were 80 straight lines evenly spaced, going from south to
north. A man who had seen the strange sight, discussing the event
later at the Barber Shop, trembled with fear and said: "THE GOOD
LORD IS COMING!"
Dedio write: "On the March 31, 2001 evening news, Claire Martin told
her viewers to look at the sky about 11:00 pm because solar flares from
the sun would hit the earth."
went outside at 11:30 pm and sure enough the south-half of the sky had
red spots moving around very slowly. With the solar flares, 40 or
so laser light-lines were in place too. The center from which the
lines appeared was over the USA bordre, somewhat southwest."
watched this until midnight, went in the house to warm up as it was minus
-10C. At 12:05 am, 40 more laser lines started to move northward
over Canada. It took about 8 minutes for the lines to cover all the
sky on the north side of Canada, lighting up the entire sky like an
light lines were equal distance apart and DID NOT move once they were in
place for over 4 hours. In Luke 21:25 it mentions the 'ocean waves
roaring' against the shore and 'signs in the sky'. It also says
that Christ will appear after these signs occur. LET US STAND
STRAIGHT AND BE READY FOR THE LORD'S RETURN - IT IS VERY CLOSE!
have talked to many people during the past year, and have found about 10
people who saw this sign. These pictures are almost 100% accurate
of the midnight sky, March 29-30. Here are a few people who I know
saw it: Mr. & Mrs. Erhart Jeske, Mr. & Mrs. Kostyk, Mr.
& Mrs. Lawrance Rumak and Mr, & Mrs. Gerry Buchard. I
thinkj that people should know we are truly living in the end times.
in Christ, Mike Dedio, R.R.2, Thorsby, Alberta T0C 2P0
VISITS RED SUCKER LAKE
Harper was 'hanging out the wash' on a summer day in 1977. A loud
overhead noise caused her to scan the sky for a jet-plane. What she
saw startled her. Directly above her was a whirlwind heading
straight down. As Kathryn started running toward the house, an
angel of God stood before her! He was shining and transparent.
And he appeared to be surrounded by clouds.
heavenly messenger addressed Kathryn Harper thusly: "Jesus is coming
soon. Tell everyone to repent of their sins. Those who are
left behind will suffer terribly. They will all perish."
suddenly as he had appeared, God's angel ascended in a whirlwind of
light. And Kathryn Harper fell to the ground, overcome by the
mighty power of God. How long she was on the ground is unsure, but
when he daughter Eileen dropped in to visit, her mom was laying
face-down, unable to get up.
thought her mother had fainted, but observed her lips were moving in
prayer. When Eileen asked, "What happened? Are you
alright?", her mother whispered, "I have seen an angel."
neighbor assisted Eileen into the house, dragging her inside and placing
her on a bed. After her husband, Pastor Alan B. Harper and others
prayed for her, Eileen was able to share what she had seen and heard.
A burden to fast and pray come upon Kathryn, which she did for three
days. Word spread and people came from far and wide to hear her
amazing testimony. And a revival of God's grace swept across the
Let us examine the Angel's message.
TIMES SIGNS THAT JESUS IS COMING SOON
is entirely in keeping with the Bible! Jesus promised: "And if
I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto
Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:3)
the time of His ascension, two angels prophesied that Jesus would return:
"...This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven shall so
come in the like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven." (Acts
St. Paul wrote: "For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven,
with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first."
we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (harpaza, gr. - snatched
up) together with them in the air: and so shall we ever be with the
Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
EVERYONE THEY MUST REPENT OR PERISH
does REPENT mean? How can I repent? To repent means to
change, to turn around and walk a different path. The word 'sin'
means "to miss the mark", disobey, rebel and violate God's
said, "Repent or you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3)
The Bible says, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous
man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have
mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon."
(Isaiah 55:7) Repentance means having "godly sorrow for
sin" and a turning from evil.
LEFT BEHIND WILL SUFFER TERRIBLY, THEY WILL ALL PERISH
refers to the 'great tribulation', which will occur after Jesus has
returned to rapture His Church.
Bible says: "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not
since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor every shall
be?" (Matthew 24:21) "And in those days shall men seek
death, and not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee
from him." (Revelation 9:6)
the great tribulation, men like Dr. Jack Kevorkian (euthanasia and
suicide advocates) will be powerless to practice their craft. Jesus
warned of the dreadful time that will take place when the Antichrist will
rule with a vengeance, and God will send His plagues upon the earth.
I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, the sun became black
as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood: And the stars
fell from Heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her
untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
the heaven departed a scroll when it is rolled together, and every
mountain and island is moved out of their places. And the kings of
the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains,
and the mighty men, and every bondsman, and every free man, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
said to the mountain and the rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face
of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For
the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand."
SENDS WARNING AND SIGNS SO THAT WE CAN PREPARE - Are you ready to meet
we not neglect Jesus' warning, as well as the 'angel of God', who visited
a little Indian village in the backwoods of northern Manitoba more than
25 years ago.
of God are sent to minister to those who are heirs of eternal life.
They are often deployed by God to bring a warning of coming judgment upon
a corrupted and perverse society.
SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF
THE END TIMES
does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
are four significant signs that show us where we stand today in relation
to then end times and our Lord’s soon return, namely:
Sick Condition of our Planet
Sick Condition of the World
Sick Condition of Israel
Sick Condition of the Church
#1 - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET
Mankind is groaning under the terrible weight of sin and condemnation.
Satan - the enemy of God and man - has bound the human race with shackles
of rebellion, unbelief, fear, torment, lust, greed, hatred and
perversion! It was Adam’s acquiescence to the Evil One’s lying
temptation that brought sickness and death (spiritual and physical) upon
the human race.
Bible states: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for
the manifestation of the sons of God. For
the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of
Him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because
the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For
we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our body.” (Romans
everywhere are waiting for the ‘MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD’!
What does that mean? Six billion people are looking for an escape from
the emptiness, fear, torment, sickness and bondage in which they live.
ENTIRE WORLD IS WAITING FOR US - GOD’S CHILDREN TO BE SO FILLED WITH
THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE CAN FREE THEM FROM THE TYRANNY AND LIES OF THE
DEVIL AND HIS EMISSARIES.
believe for a moment, that the millions lost in sin and bound by evil
spirits of occultism, superstition, false religion, satanic oppression
and sexual perversion are happy in that state! No one enjoys being in
slavery to witchcraft, fear, torment and evil spirits.
some are sufficiently deceived to live in a fool’s paradise having
convinced themselves that everything is A-Okay, but the opposite is true.
If everything is all right, why do so many rock musicians die of drug
overdoses and commit suicide? Why do many Hollywood stars die of
alcoholism, suicide and drug overdoses? And why
do wealthy, successful people - who seem to have everything going for
them - take their own lives?
Bible says, “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot
rest, bringing forth mire and dirt. There is no peace saith my God to the
wicked”. (Isaiah 57:20-21)
enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself and all his demons that
tempt, deceive, coerce, inhibit, afflict, torment, steal and kill!
battle is with the devil - not with human beings, however he does use
people to do his bidding! The devil must have his emissaries &
ministers, to do his evil work.
what of the Hindu extremists constantly fighting the Muslims in India and
the Seiks battling the Hindus? And the (political) ungodly Roman Catholic
IRA killing the (political) ‘Christian-in-name-only’ Protestants and
if the pagan are so happy in their religious life, why are there so many
‘holy jihads’? Two examples: Muslim Iran against Muslim Iraq in a
seven year war that saw one million men die, and at present Islamic
extremists terrorizing and butchering hundreds of their own people in
DO NOT KNOW GOD and have not been changed by His mighty power. Anyone
who has been converted to Christ, being born again by the Word of God and
the Holy Spirit, would certainly not be waging ‘holy wars’ against
their fellowmen. The only warfare that we are commanded to fight is the
‘Good Fight of Faith’"
DO WE FIGHT THE DEVIL?
Bible says, “Satan, your adversary, goeth about like a roaring lion,
seeking who he may devour, whom resist in the faith...” (1 Peter 5:9)
We resist him by serving Jesus to the best of our ability; by living a
holy and righteous life, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, healing
the sick and casting our devils!
Scripture says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
our search for more land to conquer, new technologies to improve our
living standards, and the pursuit or more wealth, man has engaged in
wars, enslavement, violence and pollution which has raped our
environment, land, water and air.
Planet is groaning under the terrible weight of the awful harvest of
mankind’s sins of rebellion, greed, hatred, violence and slavery!
the beginning, after the fall of our first parents, THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE
was plunged into sin, fear, sickness & death! God immediately placed
a curse upon the earth - “And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast
harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which
I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground
for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life”.
PLANET is struggling to stay alive and is groaning under this burden! The
‘second law of thermodynamics’ began after the fall and continues
today with aging, deterioration and decay. Only the return of Jesus
Christ will salvage the earth. Mankind will not be allowed to destroy the
earth, but will be punished for defiling and polluting it, as is
prophesied in the last book of the Bible.
BIBLE SAYS, “And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the
time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest
give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them
that fear Thy name, small and great; And shouldest destroy them which
destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:18)
will have the last word and will judge polluters! If you want a good
example of this, look at the former Soviet Union which polluted the land,
sea and air and after raping the environment, ended up totally bankrupt.
CHRIST MUST RETURN IN ORDER TO SAVE US FROM OUR OWN DESTRUCTIONS, SO THAT
HE CAN REIGN ON THIS EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
Believers in Jesus Christ, like St. Paul, are waiting for the moment
when we can be free from the limitations of our weak, carnal flesh and to
be glorified (in the next life) to forever be in Heaven with Jesus Christ
and all the redeemed from all ages! WE WILL THEN RECEIVE A RESURRECTED
BODY WITHOUT THE LIMITATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.
Bible says, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the
firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our
body.” (Romans 8:23)
will be a joyful time of peace and glory as we live eternally in Heaven
with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from every nation, tongue
and people of all ages"
I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of
many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife
hath made herself ready."
to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith
unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage
supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of
God.” (Revelation 19:6-9)
#2 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE WORLD
Bible says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the
will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:15-17)
are Satan’s three knockout-punches which he uses to tempt the
“children of men”, namely: 1) the lust of the eyes 2) the lust of
the flesh and 3) the pride of life.
used these three temptations on Eve with great success. “And when the
woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh), and that
it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of th eyes), and a tree to be desired
to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and
did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
David fell under this temptation also: He saw a beautiful woman taking a
bath in the privacy of her garden (the lust of the eyes). He desired her
and sent for her, committing adultery (the lust of the flesh). HE FELL
AFTER ONLY TWO STRIKES
DEFEATED HIM TOTALLY
was a different story when Satan used his time-tested strategy on our
Lord Jesus Christ. He withstood the temptation and defeated the devil
each time he came with a new “trick up his sleeve".
Jesus had fasted 40 days, Satan said to Him: “Command that these stones
be made bread.” (the lust of the flesh) Jesus answered, “It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
devil tried again: “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for
it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone. (the pride of life) Jesus answered, “It is written
again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” IN OTHER WORDS, GOD
DOESN’T CLOWN FOR ANYBODY.
Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time and
said: “All these things will I give thee (pride of life), if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.” WHAT A DESPICABLE, ARROGANT, EGOTIST SATAN
IS! Jesus rebuffed him immediately with the Word of God saying, “Get
thee hence, Satan (enemy): for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.” (Matt. 4:1-11)
HAD TO LEAVE HIM, THEN
Bible affirms that Satan is “the god of this world” and “the spirit
which now worketh in the children of the disobedience”. (John 12:31;
Ephesians 2:2) He is the world’s greatest liar and the father of lies
and a murderer extra-ordinaire (John 8:44))
whole world lies in the lap of the wicked one (1 John 5:19) and he
“goeth about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter
5:8). We however, can “resist him in the faith and he will flee from
us”. (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)
Bible records that Demos was swayed by the bright lights of Thessalonica
and forsook Paul, “having loved this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10).
And St. John commends the young men in the Church for overcoming the
wicked one! (1 John 2:13)
PAUL WARNED OF THE TOTAL DETERIORATION OF MORALITY, DECENCY AND FAIRNESS
IN THE LAST DAYS. DECADENCE & PERVERSION WILL RULE JUST PRIOR TO OUR
LORD’S RETURN, STATED THE APOSTLE! AS WE READ THE PROPHECY WE FEEL
SADDENED BY THE RESEMBLANCE OF OUR PRESENT AGE TO THE PROPHETIC WORD OF
know also, that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For men shall
be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those
that are good.
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL DEPART
FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
devils;” (1 Timothy 4:1) “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to
speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” (Ephesians
5:11-12) “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have
told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies
of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 3:17-20)
among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral evils, St.
Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus Christ.
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ."
thoughts, actions, prayers, plans, goals and complete agenda here, is
tied to Heaven’s plans, purposes and desires. We belong to His heavenly
kingdom and labour first and foremost for Christ.
is this so important? Only our Blessed Jesus Christ has the mandate,
power & desire to straighten out this wicked world. Therefore we wait
for Him to come.
VYING FOR RESPECTABILITY
prophesied that the time will come, “that whosoever killeth you will
think that he doeth God service”. (John 16:2)
the prophet stated, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for
sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own
eyes...Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Is. 5:20-23)
Paul expounded, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are
lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but
Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.” (2
this WORLD IS EVIL AND PERVERTED is no secret! The world system that
despises that which is good and glorifies that which is EVIL is a product
of Satanic invention, since he is the “god of this world”.
Paul declares that Jesus Christ “gave Himself for our sins, that He
might deliver us from this present evil world (age), according to the
will of God and our Father”. (Galatians 1:4)
SIGN #3 - THE SICK CONDITION OF ISRAEL
IS VULNERABLE FACING ATTACKS FROM EVERY DIRECTION
this moment in history, Israel is very vulnerable because of the pressure
placed upon them by the nations of the world to give up land for peace.
the United States - who traditionally has been their friend, is turning
the screws the hardest of all.
Israel will succumb to all this pressure and give away so much land that
they will be unable to defend themselves. Sometime in the future, Israel
will be deceived into accepting the Antichrist as their Messiah and will
suffer terribly because of that. Referring to this, our Lord said to the
am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another (the
anti-Christ) shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (John
Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His
Father’s Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will receive
A SAD & TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!
guess is that Iraq will eventually be reduced in power after the United
States and her allies are finished with her. Then undoubtedly, Iran will
pick up the pieces and gobble up Iraq (and possibly Syria) and control
all the oil flow in the Middle East! (Ezekiel 38 & 39)
WORD STATES THAT RUSSIA WILL RISE UP AGAIN IN GREAT POWER AND LEAD THE
MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL
will then be the dominant power in the area, with the USA and Israel
giving in to their demands! According to God’s Word, Russia will rise
in great power again and lead the march against Israel!
prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with Ethiopia, Libya
& Turkey will march against Israel in the great battle of ‘Gog and
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER! A great slaughter will
unfortunately take place however, before God’s chosen people come to
their senses. They will ultimately receive their long awaited Messiah
Jesus Christ, when He returns n the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in
power and great glory at the end of the age!
Christ will then rule and reign for 1000 years of peace upon planet
earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords!
SIGN #4 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE CHURCH
Canadian writer, Peter Newman exposes the weaknesses in our churches and
outlines wherein and how we have failed to communicate the Gospel to our
children, grandchildren and our neighbours.
his recent book, ‘The Canadian Revolution’ Peter Newman chronicles
the free-fall of the United Church of Canada’s membership as well as
their influence in society during the past three decades.
writes, “The United Church, formed in 1925 through a union of
Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists, suffered the steepest
decline. Three million Canadians declared their United Church affiliation
to the latest census takers but less than 380,000 bothered going to
church. Although the most liberal of the mainstream congregations,
allowing for the ordination of gay priests and promoting the social
gospel, the United Church found itself paradoxically unable to attract
footnote says, “An increasingly typical event was the closing, during
the fall of 1994, of Chalmers United Church in downtown Vancouver. There
wasn’t a single member left on its congregational rolls who was less
than 80 years old.”
years, University of Lethbridge sociologist Reginald Bibby has tracked
the religious life of Canadians. In his book ‘Unknown Gods’ , Bibby
states: “Tragically, religious groups are failing in what appear to be
spiritually prosperous times. The churches are inept religious companies
that cannot get the faith out of the ware house …The news is that
interest and intrigue persist, in spite of the problems of organized
religion. The result may be a very sizable, ongoing spiritual vacuum.”
Anglican Church, according to the census has 2.2 million members with
784,000 active adherents. Addressing the church synod in 1994, Archbishop
Peter O’Driscoll warned: “In the next ten to fifteen years the
largest age group in the present Anglican Church of Canada will be dead.
At the end of two generations, there won’t be enough people to say
there’s still an Anglican Church alive in this country.”
SAD AND TRAGIC!
the Anglican Church lost 250,000 members from 1981 to 1991, and the
United Church lost 665,000 members during that same period - that’s 10
% and 20 % respectively - the Pentecostal Church grew by 100,000
adherents and the Christian & Missionary Alliance doubled in size!
November,1965 issue of Canada’s Revival Magazine, ‘Cry of His
Coming’ carried the following prophetic headline: 1965 UNITED CHURCH
NEW CURRICULUM SETS STAGE FOR MORE APOSTACY! MODERATOR REV. HOWSE DENIES
PHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST !
that article, this author wrote under the by-line, ‘THE GREAT FALLING
AWAY’ - St. Paul warns: “Let no man deceive you by any means, for
that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” (2 Thess. 2:3)
‘Great Falling Away’ is Here Now- with entire denominations of
Christian Churches turning their backs on the Holy Scriptures, declaring
them fallible and contradictory. They despise the great truths of the
Bible, and exchange them for their own humanistic, man-made philosophies!
strange as this may seem, these reprobate preachers actually play-out the
exact role of ‘backsliding Israel’ in Old Testament times.
My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of
living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold
no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)
IS A LIST OF THEIR BACKSLIDINGS!
They have violated the sanctity of the Holy Bible, discarding the eternal
truths of God’s Word. Man-made philosophies, secular humanism and
blatantly spurious doctrines have filled the void!
almost totally on man’s wisdom and carnal knowledge, having rejected
the wisdom that comes solely from the Holy Scriptures. This leaves them
incapable of making sound spiritual decisions!
rejected the counsel of the Holy Spirit- divine paraclete- and draw their
inspiration from the teachings of others similarly deceived. Serious
decision making regarding spiritual matters and doctrine is therefore
prejudiced, flawed and compromised!
emphasis is on good works, rather than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for
our sins. The ‘social gospel’ they preach is devoid of the grace of
God and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Their ‘good works’
message offers only secular and political rhetoric to undo social
injustices, without a sound spiritual foundation.
desecrated the Holy Scriptures by substituting their own verbiage instead
of the correct translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, in reference
to God Himself. These literary counterfeiters have unilaterally -without
any jurisdiction- decided to change the gender of Almighty God from
masculine (Father) to Mother. Instead of addressing God as He, they
refer to Him as She and the Lord Jesus is not the Son of God, but the
Child of God!
Word of God conclusively states: “This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart
from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot
iron; Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear
thee.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2, 16)
URGENT WARNING ISSUED TO THOSE TAMPERING WITH GOD’S WORD
is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist,
that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same
hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit
of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now
already is it in the world.
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... Who is he that
overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is
the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth
on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God
hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave
of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal
life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3;
5:1, 4-5, 9-12)
DOES THIS MEAN? SIMPLY THIS:
who denies that Jesus Christ is God is a false teacher and an enemy of
spirit that confesses that ‘Jesus Christ is come in the flesh’ is of
God. Those who do not are of Satan and the Antichrist spirit!
DOES THIS MEAN: “Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”?
are millions of babies born daily across the world. They are all born of
flesh & blood. They have all “come in the flesh”. That is no
miracle, but when God is incarnated in human flesh, that is a miracle. It
simply means that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh! God the Son came
down from Heaven, through the very miraculous and complex process of the
the Holy Spirit placed within the virgin Mary’s womb a specially
created body for the Lord Jesus. He was begotten by the Holy Spirit and
born of a virgin woman without the aid of a human father. Jesus Christ -
true God & true man, in order to suffer and die for our sins and rise
again for our justification. ( )
new United Church curriculum - now taught to thousands of children -
denies the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, leaving the inference that
Joseph or some other man was Jesus’ father. This would indicate that
His mother Mary was sinful and promiscuous, instead of a chaste virgin
and that Jesus Christ was not divine!
you heard of such SACRILEGE? And this - not from an atheistic journal -
but from the official organ and pulpits of Canada’s largest Protestant
same ‘curriculum’ calls the first eleven chapters of Genesis - which
deal with God’s marvelous creation, Noah and the flood - a fable or
myth! It denies the miracles in the Bible, rejects the physical
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and ridicules His ascension
and second coming!
the blasphemous statements made by Rev. Ben Smilie- United Church
chaplain at the University of Saskatchewan, as chronicled by Regina
Leader Post’s Tom Jarvis in an article titled, ‘A MASSIVE
Toronto Telegram printed it in full with the somewhat shocking passage in
large type which speaks of fundamentalist belief in “clay-made man, a
floating zoo, an amphibious-footed Jesus, a son of God who was a home
brew artist, and an ascension that looks like a Cape Kennedy
you heard of anything more blasphemous and anti-Christian, coming from
the pen of an ordained Protestant clergyman!
let the moderator of the United Church speak for himself. The following
was carried by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 5, 1965. ‘HOWSE SAYS
LITERAL BELIEVER IN BIBLE LACKS UNDERSTANDING’.
moderator of the United Church of Canada says Christians who believe
literally in all of the ‘metaphors and imageries’ of the Bible
exhibit ‘lack of understanding’.
Rt. Rev. Ernest Howse of Toronto, in an interview Thursday said that one
of the most significant religious trends today is the movement away from
‘medieval imagery and hypocrisy’.
Howse, who had been in Banff for a meeting of the United Church’s
Alberta Conference, said people should not take literally such events as
Christ’s physical resurrection and the virginity of Mary. The moderator
said the United Church’s new curriculum which allows for liberal
interpretation of the Bible, is ‘really nothing new at all’.
is nothing in the curriculum which was not accepted when I was in College
thirty years ago. If people are shocked by it, then it is evident our
ministers have not been adequately teaching their congregations”.
MODERATOR: SAME OLD APOSTASY IN UNITED CHURCH!
Phipps probably learned ‘APOSTACY’ from professors, who were
themselves corrupted while in College! The new moderator of the United
Church is Rev. Bill Phipps - a little known Calgary pastor - who is
making big waves with his outspoken, irreverent and blasphemous remarks.
It appears that he has excelled in unlearning the basic, fundamental
doctrines of Christianity, in the tradition of the Rev. Howse and the
liberal theological College to which he referred!
ACTIVIST MODERATOR IS ROCKING THE UNITED CHURCH’
a major news story carried across Canada in the Southam Press, Nov.1,
1997, Rev. Phipps made these statements: “I don’t believe Jesus is
the only way to God. I don’t believe he rose from the dead as a
scientific fact. I don’t know whether those thing happened. It’s an
a follow-up article, the ‘Ottawa Citizen’ wrote: ‘CHURCH MODERATOR
A HERETIC, PROFESSOR SAYS’ - “The moderator of the United Church of
Canada is a heretic, says a professor of modern Christian history.
heretic is defined as someone who chooses a doctrinal path other than
that of the church to which he belongs”, says John Stackhouse, of the
University of Manitoba.
that standard, Rev. Bill Phipps “is a heretic according to the United
Church of Canada’s own standard of doctrine. He’s also a heretic in
generic Christian terms, because he denies the creeds that all Christians
have subscribed to, whether they’re Catholic, Protestant or Eastern
interviews with media organizations, Phipps denied the divinity of
Christ, denied the reality of the resurrection as a historical fact, and
said he was unclear ‘The historic Church says there are such realities,
which are crucially important to human life,’ said Stackhouse, a former
president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association.”
WHOLESALE BACKSLIDING OF CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS DURING THESE PAST THIRTY
YEARS, AND ESPECIALLY THE LAST DECADE, SIGNALS THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS
IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT THIS VERY CRUCIAL MOMENT IN HISTORY - THE TURN
OF THE CENTURY AND THE MILLENNIUM!
very sad commentary on the Church is found in Christ’s message to the
Church where He states:
unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith
the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of
God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou
wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that
thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I
counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be
rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame
of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see.” (Rev. 3:14-18)
He said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring
forth good fruit.
by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the
will of My Father which is in heaven...And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt.
asked a very pertinent question: “...Nevertheless. When the son of man
cometh will He find faith on the earth?” The answer is “not very
much”! That is why He stated, “Strive to enter in at the straight
gate, for many, I say unto you will seek to enter and shall not be
able”. (Luke 13:24)
ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
MUST WE PREPARE FOR THE END TIMES AND TO BE SURE WE ARE
READY FOR JESUS
CHRIST'S SOON RETURN IN THE SECOND COMING?
Peter warned, “Make your calling and election sure...” (2 Peter 1:10)
It behooves each one to do a reality check to be absolutely certain that
you know Jesus Christ personally as your Lord & Saviour.
that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our
justification. Only He has the power to save you because He is the
Redeemer of the world.
said, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the
Father, but by Me”. (John 14:6) “I am the door: by Me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am
come that they might have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly.” (John 10:9-10)
Bible says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Tim. 2:5) “Neither is there salvation
in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Paul declared, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in
fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. 2:5-11)
Christ invites us to receive Him as personal Saviour and Lord with the
promise: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28) And, “All that the Father giveth
me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast
out.” (John 6:37)
are warned: “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that
bread, and drink of that cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:28) Amen.
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