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Check out this episode of “Prophecy in the News”. Host Gary Stearman interviews criminal investigator and former LA Deputy Sheriff Terry Cook. Terry discusses his new book “Beast Tech”, which deals with the creation of a tyrannical world controlled by technology. Beast Tech refers to the beast in the Bible that deceives the world in chapter 13 of Revelation. Author Terry Cook doesn’t address the symbolism in Revelation but uses his expertise in law enforcement to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt”, that public and private organizations are using technology to create a tyrannical world system. The purpose of this website is to illustrate the manifestation of the beast in world and the manner in which it operates. The beast will force people to get the “mark of the beast” in order to buy or sell, and all who take the mark will be condemned. Let everyone hear who has ears to hear, NOW is the time to get right with God.
As a Christian, I believe it’s my duty to work for a just, moral society based on the rule of law. That’s why I created this website. But the most important knowledge is found in the Bible and manifested in the belief that Jesus Christ is the Jewish Messiah sent by God to redeem the world. I recommend Discovering the Jewish Jesus led by Messianic Jewish Rabbi K.A. Schneider. He follows in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul who said Jews and Gentiles are one in Christ, and is building a Christ based bridge between these two groups, which historically, have been suspicious of one another. And like Paul, Rabbi Schneider draws a clear line between legalism and the gospel of grace, which frees Christians from condemnation while they press toward the goal of becoming more like Christ. You will be touched by the Gospel of grace and love of Christ coming through Rabbi Schneider.
I also recommend In Touch Ministry with Dr. Charles Stanley who exemplifies the wisdom an integrity that makes a great Christian leader. Also, check out The Christian Worship Hour with Pastor Harold Salem. Pastor Salem is 92 years old and still doing the Lord’s work with passion that inspires viewers. In my opinion, Joyce Meyer has one of the most powerful messages of Christian discipleship on television. As a young girl, Joyce was sexually molested by her father. The pain and shame could have destroyed her life but now she has one of the largest Christian ministries in America. Like Rabbi Schneider, the aforementioned ministries demonstrate God’s love for humanity. Psalm 82: 3,4 says “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.”
Click here and you’ll find the Bible in hundreds of languages, both audio and text. Read, listen, believe and receive forgiveness and eternal life in paradise with a God that loves you more than you can imagine. If you’re new to the Bible, start in the Gospel of John, the fourth book of the New Testament, it’s about the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you would rather begin with some basic common sense advice by which to achieve a successful life, start in Proverbs in the Old Testament.
But do not be deceived, whether you believe it or not, we will all have to stand before our Creator and give an account for our life. All of us are guilty of sin and deserve condemnation, but God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to pay our debt of sin by dying on the cross. And WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall receive an undeserved pardon and eternal life in heaven. God wants you to know He loves you personally just as you are, so don’t turn down His unconditional pardon. Revelation 3:20 says “Behold I (Christ) stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” (to your heart). To do this, pray a short prayer confessing your sins to God and asking him to forgive you. Then invite Jesus Christ to become the Lord and Savior of your life. Making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life means changing old sinful habits that previously governed your life. This requires getting your thoughts, emotions, and actions lined up with the will of God, which is expressed in the teachings of Christ.
The teachings of Christ are found in the first four books of the Bible’s New Testament. These four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are called the gospels which means “good news” After ascending into heaven, Christ personally appeared to the apostle Paul and revealed the mystery of the gospel of grace. So it’s very important to read Paul’s letters, a.k.a. epistles, which are the books Romans through Philemon in the New Testament. Also, get involved in a church that teaches the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The more committed you are to following Christ the better your life will be. Studying and applying the Bible in your life will produce benefits beyond anything you can imagine, it’s a promise from God.
The Apostle Paul sums in up in 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. The following scriptures are from the King James version of the Bible. For different translations, click on an individual verse.
Verse 17 says we are a new creation in Christ. This is what Jesus was referring to when he said we need to be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. So what does born again mean? 1 Corinthians 14: 45 says: And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Adam had a soul and a body, but not a spirit. The soul consists of our mind, emotions and self will. So by inviting Christ into our heart we have his Spirit living within us, therefore we are born again of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:47,49,50,53-57 further explain being born again of the Spirit. 47 The first man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy: the second man (Christ) is the Lord from heaven. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 53 For this corruptible (soul) must put on incorruption (Spirit), and this mortal (body) must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible (soul) shall have put on incorruption (Spirit), and this mortal (body) shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who believe Jesus Christ died for their sins and was resurrected, will one day be resurrected from the grave and given a heavenly, immortal body.
GOD IS LOVE!
Many people, having read parts of the Old and New Testaments, perceive God as an angry judge. This misunderstanding results from a lack of knowledge regarding the entire message of the Bible. In the Old Testament, God is Father of Israel and the Jews are God’s children. Like any good father, God has rules (10 commandments) that are designed to produce the best possible life for his children. When they broke the rules, there were consequences that caused the Jews to ask forgiveness and turn back to God. When God’s children followed the rules, they were blessed more than any nation on earth.
God’s love for his chosen people is eternal, but He does not force anyone to love Him. We have the free will to obey God, and suffer the consequences of breaking His law when we don’t. So God, in his perfect love, sent Jesus Christ to die and pay for all the sins of the world. But because Israel rejected Christ, Jesus said in Matthew 23:37, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
In the Gospel of John 1: 17-18, John said: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Jesus Christ came into the world to declare and demonstrate the perfect love of God, and in John 15:10-14, Christ gave us a new commandment: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
The Book of Revelation was a letter written by the apostle John to seven Christian churches on behalf of Jesus Christ. Christ warned six of the churches to repent or suffer the consequences. The only church that Christ had nothing against was the church at Philadelphia, which means “brotherly love”. In 1 Corinthians chapter 13, the apostle Paul says love is the greatest gift that Christians can share with the world. So in light of Paul’s statement and Christ’s commandment to love one another, it’s likely that the church in Philadelphia was in good standing with Christ because of their love. In John 14:23, Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. The apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 4:8, And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins. Proverbs 10:12 says: Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
1 John 4: 7-11,14,16,17, beautifully expresses the love that is God. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (payment) for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 16 And we have known and believed (Christ) the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he (Christ) is, so are we in this world. Praise God! We can stand boldly on the day of judgement. Not because we are perfect and without sin, but because the blood of Jesus Christ covers our sin, and because Jesus Christ lives in us, we are the righteousness of God. God is love!
The Bible as a whole, is a love story about God and his children. And like any good parent, God chastens or disciplines his children when the go astray. Deut 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Hebrews 12:7-13 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Revelations 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Repent means to turn away from sin, so do not turn away from God when times are tough, trust your heavenly Father and great shall be your reward.
But remember, Christians don’t always experience suffering because God our Father is disciplining them. In John 16:33 Jesus said we would experience tribulation: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. And any Christian who feels discouraged should remember Paul’s words in Romans 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The Christian faith is unique in the world because God became flesh in Jesus Christ and assumed the role of a humble servant who willingly took the sins of the entire world on himself. The perfect love of Christ, who washed the feet of his disciples and shed his blood for the forgiveness of sins, enables anyone who believes in Him to stand righteous before God. Praise and thanks be to God our father and our Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified, buried, resurrected, and then ascended into heaven. He sits at the right hand of God and is our great high priest who, knowing all the temptations of the flesh, intercedes on our behalf with the most High God. Believe in Him, receive Him, and you will be set free. God bless you and the United States of America.
DOES GOD OPPOSE “BIG GOVERNMENT”?
Most churches refrain from mixing politics with Christian teaching. Our first priority is spreading the message of salvation via the Gospel and feeding Christ’s flock, but the law was given to Moses by God and governments administer God’s law. So Christians have a responsibility to see that governments administer the law in a manner that is just and moral. This is particularly true in a Constitutional Republic that is based on the consent of its citizens. Even the apostle Paul stood up for his rights as a Roman citizen and used those rights to advance the Gospel. Christ overcame the world but we are called to witness to the lost. By holding up Christian values in in the political process, Christ is raised up and God the Father can draw the lost to Him.
Also, the gospel was instrumental in forming the principles of freedom codified in America’s founding documents. Acts 10:34 says: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons, meaning God does not treat a king any different than a slave. Galatians 3:28 expresses a similar principle: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. These principles of the gospel were revolutionary in the first century Roman Empire where 20% of the people were slaves and the Roman Emperor was considered a god. These principles of equality were expressed in America’s Declaration of Independence where Thomas Jefferson said all people are created equal, and the Creator endowed everyone certain unalienable rights.
America was founded on principles of limited government and there’s Biblical evidence supporting a limited government role in people’s lives. Prior to the era of Jewish kings, the Jewish people were ruled by priests and judges. Samuel was a popular and Godly judge but when his sons became corrupt, the Jewish people demanded a king. God preferred the more limited form of government under priests and judges and considered the people’s demand for a king a rejection of his rule. Chapter 8 in 1 Samuel tells the story. The following is from the King James version of the Bible, click on the verse for alternate translations.
8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
Another interesting source is the book Godonomics, which illustrates the Biblical principles behind private property rights and market economies based on moral principles.