The One – Jesus

The Good News! Meditate on these three verses, and it will change your life!

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When you take ownership of the truth of this verse and accept the Lord Jesus, the gift of the Father, you are adding the One to you. Therefore adding “1” to this verse you get:

  • John + 1 = 1 John
  • 3 + 1 = 4
  • 16 + 1 = 17

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As He is, so are we in this world!

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

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Cause and Effect from 1979-2017

Ripped right off of the headlines, at what point does enough “coincidence” become a pattern?

Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • March 22, 1979, President Jimmy Carter made the decision to not go through with a veto for a U.N. Resolution 446 and its passing was bad for Israel. 
  • March 26, 1979, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory.
  • March 28, 1979 nuclear disaster known today as the Three Mile Island Accident happened in Middleton, Pennsylvania, which to this day remains the worst nuclear catastrophe in American history.

  • October 19, 1987 Stock Market Crash and the Middle East Peace Process Connection

The New York Times cover from October 20, 1987.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 marks 30 years since the Black Monday Stock Market Crash of October 19, 1987. On the weekend directly before the crash, US Secretary of State George Shultz was in the Middle on a diplomatic mission which included among other things making efforts for Israel to negotiate peace with its Arab neighbors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell exactly 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%). According to the Library of Congress, which referenced another website, “Within that one day, over $500 billion was lost from the Dow Jones Index.”

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, October 17, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stated the following: “Secretary of State George Shultz is on a diplomatic mission that reflects the breadth, the intensity, and the importance of our country’s foreign policy efforts. Today he’s in the Middle East. He’ll meet with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. … Our wider role in the Middle East—perhaps more than in any other region—is that of peacemaker. We are doing our best to help narrow the differences between Israel and her Arab neighbors so that real negotiations for peace can get started.”

  • October 30, 1991 President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accords
  • October 31, 1991 A hurricane dubbed “The Perfect Storm” hit the east coast of the United States, destroying Bush’s house in Kennebunkport, Maine.

  • August 23, 1992, when the Madrid Conference moved to Washington DC and peace talks resumed. 
  • August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster recorded in American history, hit Florida.

  • February 18-25, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Israel and seven Arab nations to restart peace process.
  • February 26, 1993, World Trade Center Bombing: $750 million 

  • January 16, 1994 President Clinton met with President Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights. 
  • January 17, 1994, the devastating Northridge earthquake hit southern California. It was the second worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.

  • March 10-17, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher has press conference on Israel & Israel Prime Minister Rabin met with President Clinton and others.
  • March 12-15, 1993, “Storm of the Century”: 318 dead; up to 120 mph winds and 56” snow; all east coast airports closed; $3-6 billion.

  • October 17, 1994, Israel Prime Minister Rabin and Jordan Prime Minister Majali sign peace agreement – President Clinton present.
  • October 17-21, 1994, Texas Flooding: 17 dead worst flooding on record in Texas $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1995 & September 29, 1995, In Washington, DC, Israel & PLO sign Interim Agreement on West Bank & Gaza Strip; 1st US-Israel-Palestine Trilateral Commission.
  • September 27 – October 5, 1995, Hurricane Opal formed: 27 dead; strongest hurricane to hit Pensacola, FL since 1900, also hit 1,000 miles of the southern US gulf coast; hit US October 4; $3 billion.

  • March 2-3, 1997, President Bill Clinton and Arafat met, issued public statements critical of Israel.
  • March 1-2, 1997, Mississippi & Ohio Valley Flooding and Tornadoes: 67 dead (26 in Arkansas); winds up to 207-260 mph & tornadoes brought heavy rains; flooding; $1 billion. President Clinton’s home state of Arkansas was devastated by tornadoes.

  • April 7, 1997 , President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at White House; Clinton said he would work to get peace process back on track.
  • April 1-14, 1997, Northern Plains Flooding: 5 dead; flooding in North Dakota, up to 26’ above flood stage, breaks 100-year record

  • January 7, 1998, After meeting with Israeli President Weizman, US Middle East Coordinator Ross issued statement to give “little push” to the peace process
  • January 4-9, 1998, Northeast Ice Storm: One of the longest and most damaging ice storms to hit northeast US; worst natural disaster in Canadian history; $1.4 billion.

  • January 21, 1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to meet with President Clinton at the White House, but when Netanyahu showed up for the lunch date he was shunned by Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. 
  • January 21, 1998 White House intern Monica Lewinsky became a household name.
  • January 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright made statement in support of Clinton peace plan.
  • January – February 1998, Southeast Severe Weather: Warmest and wettest January – February on record; 59 dead; over 5,000 homes damaged or destroyed; $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1998, Secretary of State Madeline Albright gave a press briefing announcing an American-brokered deal that would require Israel to give up 13 percent of Judea and Samaria 
  • September 28, 1998, Georges, a category 4 hurricane, hit the United States Gulf Coast Biloxi, Mississippi, with winds of 110 mph and gusts of up to 175 mph. In terms of damage, it was the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew, causing $10 billion of damage and killing 604 people.

  • October 15, 1998 & October 22, 1998, PLO head Yasser Arafat met with Israeli Prime Minister at the Wye River Plantation to discuss the deal, 
  • October 17-22, 1998, Hurricane Madeline raged off the coast of Texas. The resulting rains and tornadoes caused over $750 million in damage, and killing 31 people.

  • December 12, 1998, President Clinton arrived in Israel to insure Wye Agreement would be implemented
  • December 19, 1998, Clinton Impeachment: President Clinton charged with perjury and obstruction of justice 

  • May 4, 1999, Arafat was to declare Palestinian state & Jerusalem as its capital (postponed until December at President Clinton’s request); President Clinton wrote Arafat, said he had right to “own land”; Mrs. Clinton repeated support for Palestinian State.
  • May 3-4, 1999, Oklahoma-Kansas Tornadoes: Most powerful to ever hit US’ 316 mph record wind speed; $1.6 billion.

  • September 1-4, 1999, Secretary Albright traveled to Egypt, Israel, West Bank, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria to restart Wye Accord compliance; Albright attended Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.
  • September 4, 1999, Hurricane Dennis: came ashore, the same day Albright watched Barak and Arafat sign the Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.

  • September 13, 1999, 1st meeting of Israel Foreign Minister & PLO official to work out borders for Palestinian state.
  • September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd: nearly every river basin in the eastern part of NC exceeded 500-year flood levels. In total, Floyd was responsible for 57 fatalities and $6.9 billion.

  • October 11, 1999, Israel: Jewish settlers evicted from 15 West bank hilltops as part of land for peace deal.
  • October 14-15, 1999, Hurricane Irene: hits North Carolina killed 18 people (15 indirectly) and caused $800 million in damage; 
  • October 16, 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake: 7.1, 5th largest to hit US

  • May 5, 2001,  George Mitchell, condemns the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 6, 2001, A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado’s Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year

  • May 21, 2001, George Mitchell calls for a freeze on expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 22, 2001, A dozen twisters whip Michigan, Ohio

  • June 11, 2001, CIA Director George Tenet met with Sharon and Arafat to respond to a blueprint he offered for a formal cease-fire.
  • June 11, 2001, Tropical Storm Allison: hit southeast US; 24 dead; heavy flooding in Texas and Louisiana; 36” of rain; costliest tropical storm in US history ; $5 billion.

  • September 18, 2001, Israel pulls back military from the West Bank due to enormous pressure from Washington.
  • October 2 2001, President George Bush announces a dramatic break with America’s previous Middle East policy, saying that he is prepared to back the creation of a Palestinian state.
  • October 5, 2001, American relations with Israel plunge to their lowest point in a decade, as the White House denounces as “unacceptable” statements by the Israeli prime minister comparing the US coalition-building in the Arab world with British appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s.
  • September 18-October 9, 2001, anthrax mail attacks, killing 5, infecting 17
  • October 11 2001, The Bush administration unveils a dramatic new blueprint for Middle East peace, envisaging Jerusalem as a shared capital for an Israeli and a Palestinian state.
  • October 11, 2001, Over half a dozen tornadoes sweep across Oklahoma and Nebraska

  • June 8, 2002, President Bush Meets with Egyptian President Mubarak
  • June 8, 2002, Hayman fire began in Colorado, the largest in the state’s history, burning nearly 138,000 acres; 132 homes lost.

  • October 24, 2002, President Bush’s Middle East envoy, William Burns warns Ariel Sharon that his government should swiftly end the suffering and humiliation of the Palestinians.
  • October 24, 2002, Corpus Christi, Texas, hit by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding, one dead; $85 million in damage

  • November 5, 2002, President Bush “observe the holy month of Ramadan…Islam is a peace-loving faith”
  • November 9-11, 2002, 83 tornadoes tear through seven states: 36 dead, +$160 million damage; one of worst November tornado outbreaks on record

  • December 5, 2002, Bush commemorated end of Ramadan at Islamic Center in DC, saying it commemorates the revelation of God’s word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammad.”
  • December 5, 2002, Worst ice storm in history of Carolinas; from Oklahoma to the Carolinas 1.6 million homes and businesses without electric power 

  • January 28, 2003, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, “In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine.”
  • January 31, 2003, Collin Powell addresses the National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America stating, “With the help of this Quartet and other members of the international community, we are drawing up a roadmap to a lasting peace based on President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.”
  • February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster over Palestine, Texas, with Israeli (first) Astronaut Ilan Ramon on board.

  • April 30, 2003, Publishing of “the Road Map to Peace” that had been developed by the so-called “Quartet” and was presented to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. 
  • April 30 – May 10, 2003, Tornadoes began occurring over the affected area on April 30, but the most prolific continuous period was the seven-day period of May 4–10. There were 401 tornado reports in 19 states and 1 Canadian province, 1,587 reports of large hail, and 740 reports of wind damage. More severe weather broke out this week alone than any other week in U.S. history.

  • May-August 2003, Quartet (US, EU, UN & Russia) continued meeting and negotiating “Road Map” plan for dividing Israel. 
  • June-August 2003 Hottest summer in Europe in 500 years; 22,000 dead in 14 countries; 50% of many crops lost; hundreds of fires; billions lost in agriculture. The “meteorological equator” – the hot air mass usually over Africa shifted north to Europe; US experienced record heat in West (like 1930s dust bowl), but torrential rains in East, with some areas receiving double the normal rainfall; Russia: 431 fires, Germany 300 fires, Locust descended on Mongolia/China border towns damaging 11 million hectares of crops.

  • July 15, 2003, Hurricane Claudette makes landfall in Texas causing $181 million in damages
  • July 16, 2003, the State Department releases the “Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Reciprocal Action, Quartet Support”

  • August 10, 2004, Secretary of State Powell remarks at Seeds of Peace Even, “In the Middle East, we are committed to realizing President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. We believe that Israel’s plan to withdraw from Gaza, and to begin the withdrawal from the West Bank, with four settlements withdrawn from, represents a valuable opportunity to move forward. This initiative could help to bring both sides, both sides together to resume negotiations under the path, under the direction of the elements of the roadmap.” The roadmap was set.
  • August 12, 2004, Tropical Storm Bonnie hit northwest Florida ($1.2 million in damages) while on August 13, 2004, a mere 22 hours after Bonnie, Hurricane Charley hits southern Florida. It was the first time in history that two tropical cyclones struck the same state in a 24-hour period. Charley caused $16.3 billion in damages and 16 dead.

  • August 29, 2004, Hurricane Gaston hit South Carolina with $130 million in damage
  • September 5, 2004, Hurricane Frances hit eastern Florida causing $4.5 billion in damages
  • September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit Alabama, tracking north all the way to Delaware, entered the Atlantic, headed south, crossed Florida, reentering the Gulf of Mexico on September 21, 2004, returned to being a tropical storm, weakened and hit Louisiana on September 24, 2004, leaving 58 dead and $18.8 billion in damage after its loop through the southern United States.
  • September 25, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall in Florida just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where Frances had struck a mere 3 weeks earlier. Building on the rainfall of Frances and Ivan, Jeanne brought near-record flood levels as far north as West Virginia and New Jersey causing  $6.8 billion, making this the 13th costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
  • October 10, 2004, Tropical Storm Matthew made landfall in Louisiana causing $305,000
  • 2004 Hurricane season caused over $46 billion in damage

  • November 22, 2004, The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, visits Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to resuscitate the peace process.
  • November 22–24, 2004, 104 tornadoes from Texas to Mississippi broke out causing $13.7 billion in damage

  • June 7, 2005, President Welcomes British Prime Minister Blair to the White House to “…support Israel’s disengagement from Gaza…” and continues until August, 2005.
  • June 8, 2005, nearly two months earlier than when the 2004 season started, Tropical Storm Arlene formed and making landfall in the Panhandle of Florida on Jun 11, 2005. Minimal damage.
  • July 5, 2005, Hurricane Cindy made landfall in Louisiana causing $320 million in damages
  • July 10, 2005, Hurricane Dennis made landfall Pensacola, Florida, causing 15 deaths and $2.23 billion in damages

Katrina and Gaza

  • In 2005, one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history, Hurricane Katrina, coincided with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Gush Katif, which became part of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in a much-reviled political move made under pressure from the US government.
  • 8 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to pull out of Gaza
  • 15 Aug 2005: Israel begins to pull out of Gaza forcing settlers out (9,000 Israeli’s forcibly removed from Gaza)
  • 23 Aug 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms
  • 24 Aug 2005: Israel pullout completes Gaza withdrawal
  • 24 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to resume roadmap plan
  • 26 Aug 2005: Sharon faces the battle of his political life against Netanyahu
  • 26 Aug 2005: Oil hits a record high at $68/barrel
  • 29 Aug 2005: Katrina hits New Orleans – 28 levees fail (over 50 in the ensuing days) and displaced over 1 million people in the U.S. making it the largest diaspora in U.S. history. That’s over 111 times more than those in the Gaza. Katrina cause over $200 billion in damages.
  • 4 Jan 2006: Ariel Sharon has massive stroke leaving him in a permanent vegetative state

  • 30 Mar 2010: Netanyahu snubbed at the White House while Obama goes to dinner
  • 10 Apr 2010: Israel will not attend the Obama Nuclear Arms Summit in fears the US will force Israel
  • 19 Apr 2010: Obama and Israel: Showdown at the UN (U.S. will not rubber-stamp a veto on non-Israeli friendly votes)
  • 20 Apr 2010: Israel warns of a nuclear race in the Middle East where Iran is allowed to have the bomb
  • 21 Apr 2010: US will not attack Iran on nuclear issue, leaves Israel to make a unilateral decision, which without US support will fail
  • 21 Apr 2010: US to allow a nuclear Iran
  • 21 Apr 2010: Oil Rig explodes off coast of Louisiana, 11 killed
  • 29 Apr 2010: Obama warns Israel and PA to do nothing to stop peace process
  • 29 Apr 2010: Gulf Oil slick: Businesses Brace for the worse
  • 29 Apr 2010: Oil Slick makes landfall

  • 21 Jun 2010: US angry with the continued building in East Jerusalem
  • 22 Jun 2010: Israel’s feeling of isolation is becoming more pronounced
  • 24 Jun 2010: Obama calls Gaza situation ‘unsustainable’
  • 24 Jun 2010: A 100-yard-wide tornado with winds of at least 100 mph rips through Bridgeport causing massive damage
  • June 2016, a summit was held in Paris as a prelude to a multi-national conference that would force Israel to unilaterally accept the two-state solution and create a Palestinian state within its borders. 
  • As the delegates left the summit, rain began to fall. Over the next 24 hours, the River Seine rose 20 feet, resulting in the worst flooding Paris has seen in decades.

  • August 24, 2017, Hurricane Harvey: As of Sunday, Aug 27, …a result of what FEMA labeled “the worst disaster” in Texan history. 
  • August 24, 2017, Trump’s Middle East team met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

After 13 hours of vetting the dates and events, I just copied what I wrote in my study from March 2010 to Hurricane Harvey. I think this kind of proves a point… beware messing with God’s chosen people.

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By the Numbers

While I am by no means a prophet, I see the handwriting on the wall. I’ve not written anything in a while, as was pointed out to me by a wonderful person. My excuse is that with so much going on, time is just flying and so are the prophecies unfolding.

Certainly, 2020 will do go down in history books as an eventful year. Looking at worldwide events, here’s how I see “birth pains” as promised – event(s) that affect the world.

In 2001, 9/11 happened and changed the world, the first birth pain. On March 11, 2011, the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, a birth pain, killing 15,897 but polluting the Pacific Ocean with radioactive sewage due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. In 2018, the USA moved its embassy to Jerusalem, politically freeing Israel after 70 years of political captivity of their capital. Since then we’ve had the CCP COVID virus unleashed, the third birth pain, and in Israel, several peace treaties signed with more to come. Can anyone quote 1 Thessalonians 5:3?

Indeed, 2020 will be remembered more about COVID-19 than any other event (as of the typing of this entry). Personally, I do not believe it’s natural in origin, but honestly, that doesn’t matter, it’s still a judgment for the sins of our nations. More on that in a moment. The results of the infection won’t be immediate death, although the governments and the media would have you believe otherwise. The Spanish Flu of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people in its 18-month reign, killing people within three days in most cases. World War I helped stop its reign – I’ll let you guess why (hint: 22-25 million died from the war.)

As of this blog entry, almost 47 million have been infected with COVID-19, but just over 1.2 million have died from it; ~2.6%. However, COVID-19 did more to destroy economies than people. Prior to COVID-19 according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for nations was 4.4 in 2018, and today, in October 2020, the world has a negative growth of -4.4. Some countries, like Spain, have negative growth of -13.1 because their economy runs off tourists with a population of just under 47 million citizens with 83 million annual visitors! Due to COVID-19, they’re locked down, Europe is locked down, and the world is locked down. Few if any tourists!

“To put this contraction into historical context, quarterly GDP had never experienced a drop greater than 3 percent (at a quarterly, nonannualized rate) since record keeping began in 1947 (Routley 2020).”

So where are we on the scriptural timeline? Let’s go to the word of God and see.

Matthew 24:4-8

Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

Let’s look at the first part of verse 4, “claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’” The word Messiah just means the “anointed,” so, in your own experiences, there’s been more than 21. Think about all the televangelists or YouTube preachers that say they’re anointed “in Jesus’ Name” and are completely false. However, openly professed “Messiahs” as defined as “saviors” are listed below.

False Prophets:

  • 100-300 AD – 2
  • 301-1110 AD – 1
  • 1111-1899 AD – 11
  • 1900-present – 21

While Jesus said, “you will hear of wars and threats of wars,” but, here’s a list of all the wars in recorded history as of this writing.


Range   # of Wars   Span of Years
BC Wars 275   ~4000
1 AD – 1799 AD 1078   1800
1800 – 2020 AD 1683   220

Breakdown of the number of years to reach 111 wars (the total in the 2000s):

Range   Total Wars # years range Year to reach 111 wars
1400s 118 100 94
1500s 156 100 64
1600s 160 100 63
1700s 182 100 76
1800s 590 100 17
1900s 982 100 7
2000s 111 20 20

Notice the dramatic increase of wars! Now look at the total death rate just for wars, and again, it is amazing in the uptick of death from war. These facts show that the one thing we as a people learned is how to kill our neighbors.

Estimates (low) Deaths from all wars in recorded history:

Deaths Range
5,200,000 All of BC
111,000,000 1 AD – 1499
16,200,000 1500s
36,000,000 1600s
3,400,000 1700s
39,600,000 1800s
127,600,000 1900s
2,100,000 2000s

Though I took the low-end of the range of deaths from Wikipedia (i.e., 20m to 25m died in WWI – I took 20m as the count), humanity has killed 116.2 million from all recorded history to 1499 AD. From 1500-2020 (only 520 years) humanity killed 225 million people. These numbers are only those that died because of war and not of disease or abortion. If you include the abortion rates according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 56 million babies are aborted each year, worldwide. Globally, 25% of all pregnancies ended in abortion from 2010-2014. During that same time, 73% of the abortions were by married women.

But the most horrendous statistic is that if I just use the conservative number of 40 million abortions a year and multiply that by 25 years, the world has voluntarily killed 1,000,000,000 – 1 Billion innocent people. In the last 25 years, humanity killed almost three times as many people as all the historical wars combined with 341 million deaths due to war.

Now we’ll go over the next part of the verse, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” You may or may not know this, but “nation” in Greek means “a race or a tribe” and with the riots all over the world between the haves and have nots, this part of the verse is also happening. Think about it: India vs. Pakistan (kingdom); the USA vs. China (kingdom); the USA vs. Russia (kingdom); USA vs. the USA (nation – i.e. tribalism) (democrats vs. those against them) and everyone currently crying out for civil war. Most of these groups are paid rabble-rousers of George Soros and the left. Then you have the French riots of Muslim vs. non-Muslim (nation) and then you have all those in Africa. Anyone who studies history sees that in the USA, the Nazis won, and the socialists and communists have taken hold of our nation.

So, what’s next? “There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.” The food supply chains are already at their breaking point due to COVID-19. Also, due to the floods in China, they’ve had to import billions of tons of food while lying to their citizens that 2020 had a bumper crop. Then you have the locus that has eaten most of East Africa’s food supply, India, Pakistan, and China also suffering their locus plague. Famines will be a hot topic in the next few quarters. Already, even in America, food banks are short 8 billion meals! If we’re suffering, imagine the rest of the world on the brink!

Next, we have “earthquakes in many parts of the world. ” I went to the USGS site and downloaded all the earthquakes from 1900 to 2020 into an Excel spreadsheet. I then stripped out the fields I didn’t want and kept the date/time and the magnitude. I then created these two charts. The first is the magnitude over the range of time. In fact, I eliminated any earthquake that was below 7.0. By doing this, it ensures that the argument can’t be made that “…seismic equipment is much more sensitive today…” Humans can feel at least 6.0 and above without the need for equipment, and the further they are away from the epicenter shows how strong of an earthquake they felt.

The chart is ok, but not understandable, so I created another chart that shows the trends. Now you can see there is an upward trend of greater magnitude earthquakes by totals. As you can see, the peaks of highs and lows are trending upwards showing that the quantity of quakes is not only increasing but their magnitude as well.

Everyone is waiting for 2020 to end, and what does Jesus have to say about all of this?

“… But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

As of this posting, it’s Election Day. I wonder what tomorrow brings.

References – to do your own homework

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What’s in a word?

Mark 14:32-34

They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Gethsemane, the garden where Jesus was betrayed has an interesting meaning – oil-press. Which in Hebrew is two words, “gath” meaning “wine-press” and “shemen” meaning “liquid, fat, or richness” but the cool thing is that gath comes from the word nagan which means to make music, strum with your fingers to play a tune. In Gethsemane, Jesus’ soul was crushed with the weight of what was to come. But because He proceeded, as the oil-press squeezes out the fluid of an olive, just like Jesus bled for us with the weight of our sins. So, what does this have to do with music? David prophesied, and Paul extended it:

Psalms 40:3

He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.

Colossians 3:16

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

Peter means rock, James is actually Jacob meaning to circumvent, and John means favored by God.

The 10 Commandments, written on stone and the handwriting against us is replaced with God’s favor!

 Amazing how names of places have such profound meaning!

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Ezra 7

Ezra 7:1-10

Many years later, during the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, there was a man named Ezra. He was the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the high priest. This Ezra was a scribe who was well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given to the people of Israel. He came up to Jerusalem from Babylon, and the king gave him everything he asked for, because the gracious hand of the LORD his God was on him. Some of the people of Israel, as well as some of the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and Temple servants, traveled up to Jerusalem with him in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes’ reign. Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August of that year. He had arranged to leave Babylon on April 8, the first day of the new year, and he arrived at Jerusalem on August 4, for the gracious hand of his God was on him. This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

I find that when a list of names is given, there’s a meaning to the list. Here are the definitions and what they mean.

Artaxerxes = “I will make the spoiled to boil: I will stir myself (in) winter”
Shallum = “retribution”  
Zadok = “righteous”  
Ahitub = “my brother is good (goodness)”
Amariah = “Jehovah speaks” or “Yah(u) has promised”
Meraioth = “rebellious”  
Zerahiah = “Jehovah has risen”  
Uzzi = “strong”  
Bukki = “wasting”
Abishua = “my father is rescue (safety), or is opulence”
Phinehas = “mouth of brass”
Eleazar = “God has helped” 
Aaron = “light bringer”  

Here is how I read the names. It’s not authoritative, just some thoughts.

Jesus brought the light to the world (John 8:12) through God’s help (John 3:17). He spoke judgement (Matt 12:34). My father rescued Him from wasting (corruption in the grave) (Psa 16:10, Acts 2:27), and made Him strong (Psa 118:14) rising Him from the dead (Acts 5:30) and defeated the rebellious (Psa 82:6-7) and the Father spoke (Matt 17:5) and promised us to be counted good and righteous (John 3:16) while taking retribution against the enemy and spoiling (Col 2:15) them into a frenzy.

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Doctors! Who needs doctors! (hint: When we sin…)

        Exodus 15:26
And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.”

          Romans 10:13
For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The word “saved” is SOZO in Greek. It means:

1.  to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction   
    a.  one (from injury or peril)   
        1.  to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health  
        2.  to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue   
    b.  to save in the technical biblical sense  

We can have divine healing too! It’s part of our salvation (same word) and promised in Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24, again, by faith through Jesus.

        1 Peter 2:24
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed

        Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

Look at what Jesus Himself said:

        Matthew 8:13
        Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.

AS YOU BELIEVE! The same as in eternal salvation!

We have all the promises of God as Yes and Amen! 2 Cor 1:20. So why do we not receive our healing with these promises?

        1 Peter 1:16
because it is written, “You shall be holy; for I am holy.”

and if we are not walking and abiding in Him, then

        Psalms 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

See, many do not believe because they are not witnessing it for themselves because though they ask they don’t receive because they are living in sin, in doubt, and without faith. Yes, it’s that simple.

        James 4:3
You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.

        Mark 11:22-26
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Sin gives the enemy legal right to harass you and steal from you. By walking in the Spirit of truth in faith, you can claim the promises of God and take your promises by force from the enemy.

          Matthew 11:12
From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.   

If you do not believe these verses, then how can you believe in eternal salvation?

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Faith (Greek for “strong conviction”)

If we’d learn to confess our sins and those of our parents and grandparents, we could then claim the promises of God. “Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” Jesus said. Is there sickness and disease (notice dis-ease) in heaven? No, there’s peace. Any Christian can be healed because Jesus healed us with His punishments.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

So why are there sick? Unbelief or sin. That’s it. I’m giving you scriptures unlike many of the others that speak in foolish ignorance like I used to. People develop all kinds of weird theology to hide their unbelief. Have faith (Greek for “strong conviction”). To build up that faith, hear the word of God, Romans 10:17. Listen to the word of God, not sinful men. That’s why they don’t post verses as proof of their theology. Anything other than the word of God is doctrines of devils, 1 Timothy 4:1. And boy, is that verse in fulfillment today! Return to having faith! Revelation 3:18!

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God doesn’t sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn’t touch him.

See? If we cease to sin, 1 Peter 4:1, the devil cannot touch us and we’ll have the power over him. But ceasing from sin isn’t taught anymore by those that do not want to stop their wilful sinning 2 Peter 2:14. These verse spell it out, if you believe.

Got an incurable disease or autistic child? Take dominion over the evil spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11) : John 15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.  Luke 1:37 For everything spoken by God is possible. John 14:14 If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it

Believing in your heart first (just like salvation) command the spirits to leave in Jesus’ Name.

Luke 10:19-20
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

What an amazing promise and yet it’s not taught in the churches. Don’t you realize that what Jesus did we can do too! (I’m still unlearning the junk from denominations myself!)

Mark 11:22-26 Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.  For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.  Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.  Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.  But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions.”  

Psalms 107:19-20 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, he saves them out of their distresses. He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.  

The Word (Jesus) gave us that same power. So use it, in Jesus’ name, and be free. It’s your choice. Believe the word of God and be free or not and continue suffering.


Imagine if right now, you believed the word of God and all its promises, you confess all your known sins, Psalms 139:23, and start claiming the word of God and taking dominion over the enemy, what that would be like!? If you cannot believe in miracles, then how can you believe in salvation? It’s the same faith. Now that’s a scary thought! Don’t think I say this to plant the seed of doubt, but the check yourself (as I do):

2 Corinthians 13:5
Test your own selves, whether you are in the faith. Test your own selves. Or don’t you know as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.

I’ve been in denominations for years, but when I witnessed for myself God’s healing promises, it changed my life. I found out the word of God is true today as it was at Creation, all of it! Those that say it’s not for today are lying charlatans, wolves in sheep’s clothing, or like I was, ignorant of the truth. This is why I post so many scriptures, so you can believe and have faith and live in faith.

Habakkuk 2:4
Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.

Romans 1:17
For in it is revealed God’s righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, “But the righteous shall live by faith.”

Galatians 3:11
Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, “The righteous will live by faith.”

Is the faith you live life-changing? Are you taking dominion over the enemy or allowing him to roam free in your life and those under your authority? I don’t judge, I ask, because I ask this of myself.  I have a long way to go, but I do engage the enemy and I win through Jesus when I’m not found in sin. There is a cause and effect here people. It’s throughout the entire word of God.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2
It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 28:15
But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you.

Look at all the “if you” in the scriptures. It’s always a choice.

Matthew 6:15
But if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 

WOAH! That’s the word of God. If you harbor ill-will and won’t forgive, then God will not forgive you! What’s that do to salvation?

Ephesians 5:5
Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.

2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.

If we abide in faith, living in faith, then we take dominion just like Jesus did Who gave us the power to reign with Him, right now in this world!

1 John 4:17
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

We are already seated in heaven with Jesus! Ephesians 2:6!

So, believe the word of God, or the words of men.

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Woodworking – a spiritual lesson

My wife recently wanted me to make something to hold a plant that grows on trees sideways that she could hang a wall. Then some more requests and before I knew it, she had a new hobby picked out for me. We move a lot for work, so I didn’t have all the fancy tools I thought I’d need to get the job done. That’s the materialistic teaching of the world – my first object lesson. So began the understanding of some powerful lessons. I’ve known all my life like everyone else that Jesus was a carpenter, but I never realized what that meant until I started studying woodworking.

Woodworking brings:

  • Patience – you have to learn before you can do
  • Constant learning – you will always find a new way to do something, rich and clever
  • Education which brings savings – you don’t need all the fancy tools in the world; a lot can be done with just a couple pieces of tools
  • Understanding that taking the shortcut will lead to ignorance and danger; if you do not respect the process, you will suffer the consequences; the fear in the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
  • Choosing the right action leads to safety in the Lord; selecting the right wood will ensure safety – softwood for a table leg will eventually collapse, and you’ll have to start over if you come out unscathed
  • Durable wood takes time to grow so does building our fortitude in life
  • Understanding the minutia of woodworking produces a better product – in life, we need to understand the complexities of the physical and spiritual realms to get the most out of them
  • The promise of creating something beautiful inspires us to push through ignorance and setbacks; this is how we obtain all the promises of God, which are Yes and Amen in Christ
  • Beauty comes from ugly; a knotted piece of wood can be cut, shaped, glued, and sanded to make a beautiful piece of art – like coal put under tremendous pressure produces a diamond, so the experiences of life create a diamond of a person
  • Generates Inspiration – ideas spring out for what to make and open a whole new area to grow in; the word of God gives us ideas to correct a fault or overcome any situation; a worn-out Bible is owned by someone who is not
  • Produces a creation – creating something from the inspiration brings about a sense of euphoria that I never realized when making webpages or studies; like the old saying, those that can, do
  • Attention to detail and taking your time reduces mistakes; reading the word of God and praying habitually reduces mistakes in our lives
  • Quality in workmanship creates a work of art; believing all the promises from the word of God creates a quality of life in us and those around us unobtainable by other means

While I’m just starting, I appreciate what it meant for Jesus to be a carpenter. In life, not His ministry, He already brought service to His community whereby they could have a better life. However, to do that, Jesus, as a man, had to learn how to make a table joint, or the type of wood needed a support leg. While we can dismiss the idea that they were just backward and rustic, I am confident that they created works that people today would pay thousands of dollars to obtain for themselves. Just look at some of the Japanese woodworking videos today that will put you in awe and realize that like God is our potter and we are the clay, by doing woodworking, we can better ourselves and those around us.

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Revelation – How it could happen

The Tribulation is one week long (i.e. seven years) broken into two parts at 3.5 years/42 months/times, time, half-a-time/1260 days, each part.

There is nothing in earth’s recorded history to compare to what’s to come. That means, no one will doubt the end of the world is upon the earth.

The first half is the Wrath of the Lamb. The second half is what the Hebrew scripture calls the Day of the Lord/Wrath of God.

Jesus takes the 7-sealed deed to the earth. He is the only One who can open because ALL authority was given to Him and to Him alone. The first seal is the arrival of the Antichrist who wins first through diplomacy (no arrows), but because it’s all a lie, he begins a global war, the second seal. As a natural course of the war, the third seal is opened unleashing famine and economic hardship. Next, the fourth seal is opened and because of the previous global events, death and hell come to claim their victims which also causes the animals to uncharacteristically attack en masse. Blaming those that don’t follow, many martyrs will die with the opening of the fifth seal. Possibly due to global warfare, the sixth seal is opened and a worldwide earthquake that moves all mountains and islands out of their place because it’s not a magnetic polar shift, but an actual polar shift (i.e. the north and south pole will become the equator) and since the equator is 20km wider than from north to south, everything will be moved out of its place due to centrifugal forces. Isaiah says the earth will be like a drunkard knocked out of its orbit. And since the heavens are snapped back into place (the heavens being stretched since creation – explains how galaxies billions of light years away can appear so in just 6 days, but that’s another thread) everyone wants to hide in caves and the mountains because with the fabric of space/time ripped open to reveal eternity and Jesus on His throne. All this, and before the 144,000 are sealed! Until that happens there’s no more wind on the earth. That means no weather patterns, no movement at all. What would you expect after tilting 50%! Finally, the seventh seal is opened and there’s silence in heaven for 1/2 an hour. Like everyone taking an anticipatory holding of their breath to see what’s next. With the last seal opened, Jesus takes owners ship of what He paid for 2000 years ago on the cross.

An angle throws the coals of fire from the altar down upon the earth. The voices, thunders, and lightnings, another earthquake are mentioned and explained later. So, lo and behold, come the seven trumpets. The first trumpet is sounded and a Coronal Mass Ejection occurs and hits the earth. Some years ago, we missed one by just 3 weeks a few years ago. That’s when seed vaults, movies, and construction of underground bunkers began in earnest. Look it up. A CME will hit the earth compressing the upper atmosphere to produce huge hailstones, but when it pushes through, it’ll melt all the planes flying (hence the blood), and burn up a third of the trees and all green grass. The second trumpet sounds and a burning chunk of the sun (part of the CME) hits the sea killing a third of its life and third of the ships. Or it’s a super-volcano eruption. Hard to tell what it could be because an asteroid or a meteorite wouldn’t necessarily burn underwater but these are special circumstances. Anyhow, the third angle sounds and another mountain (3 now?) falls to the earth and destroys a third of the drinking water – as if we don’t have enough to lose already. But this will also cause animals to attack too because they’ll want fresh water as well. So the water wars by now will certainly happen. So with three mountains/stars falling to the earth, it will cause the fourth trumpet to sound cause the earth’s rotation to change. Jesus said those days would be shortened so the earth’s rotation will speed up by 8 hours making a full day only 16 hours (1/3 less) thereby shortening the time, but not the count of days and still make “day” and “night” a third less. Since they are time/based object, 24 divided by 1/3 is 8, so 24 – 8 = 16 hour days. Hence the reason the Antichrist thinks to change the times because everything is in utter chaos.

I’ll skip the rest of the trumpets, woes, thunders, bowls, and plagues. Upon reaching Revelation 11, we have a flashback. The temple is built, the Two Witness arrive and preach for 1260 days. When they are killed mid-week by the Antichrist (for no one before him could overcome them), Jesus warned Israel to flee to the wilderness for 1260 days for Jerusalem to be trampled for 42 months. Because of the earth’s now-erratic orbit, and the shortening of the days (not able to keep time in check with a normal sunrise/sunset to go by), we now have the day in which no man knows the day nor the hour of Jesus’ second coming. Besides, Jesus came to get His bride for the Lamb’s Marriage Supper before all this chaos occurs. Oh, and not all Christians will be raptured, only those prepared and pure. That’s how there are so many left to die on the earth, to prove they are Christians as martyrs. The Bride is pure and is taken before the tribulation begins.

So, according to the timing of the Two Witnesses, they start the Tribulation period right with the treaty (covenant) by the Antichrist. They are killed in the midst of the week and the AC stops the sacrifices halfway through the 7-year period. Then Israel flees for 1260 days for when Jesus comes again to reign on the earth.

While we know these things WILL happen, what I’m doing here is speculating on HOW it could happen. The reason is that since I started doing this, I’m seeing just how destructive the Tribulation will be and how Isaiah 13:12 will happen:

Isaiah 13:12
I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.

One verse doesn’t negate another verse since these events are happening one after the other creating accumulative effects. Thankfully, because of studying God’s creation we are able to speculate due to observations and witnessing events like the Shoemaker-Levy comet in 1994.

Remember in Revelation, a lot is going on, so a statement may be for only an unspecified period of time. One event does not negate another event. That is if you look at the events just surrounding the sun alone you have:

Revelation 6:12 – Seal
I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.

So, the earthquake causes the sun to turn black and the moon to blood, which indicates that the event happens and by the time the night rolls around the atmosphere clears out enough to see the moon be blood. If you can’t see the sun, you would not be able to see the moon, so the implications are that the event happens during the day to blacken the sun for a while. Also, “whole moon” can indicate that it was around the 15th of the month whenever the event occurs because that’s when there’s a full moon. Also, the 9.0 earthquake in Japan shortened the day and change the axis. Indeed, this event only changed it by microseconds, what will a “great earthquake” do.

Revelation 8:12 – Trumpet
The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn’t shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.

Then you have the aforementioned event where you have one third of everything darkened, and one third of the day and night, which are time-bound indicators. The only explanation is that the earth’s rotation spins up, thereby understanding that it is not the size of the sun and moon made smaller by one third, but only visible one third less as stated. Why/how would this happen? Two prior events hit the earth from space: Rev 8:8 “burning mountain”, Rev 8:9 “star falls” as well as the great earthquake causes the accumulation effect of rotation spun up. To do this they both hit west to east because looking at the north pole from space, the earth rotates counter-clockwise, thereby shortening the length of time the earth sees the sun and the moon by one third.

Revelation 9:2 – Locus from the Pit
He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.

So, here’s a star hitting the earth that releases the locus and not only darkens the sun but the air as well. The recent California fires blotted out the sun and later then moon was blood. And then the air cleared. This is likely how some of the events will have the sun/moon darkened, and then darkened again and again.

Revelation 16:8
The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.

If the sun is scorching due to the earth being closer to the sun or is stuck facing the sun, this happened to Joshua so it could happen again which is possible because the other side of the plant would remain in a painful darkness. Since the sun is a type of antiseptic, it could be that from the mark of the beast those soars from the first bowl (Rev 16:2) become worse in the darkness.

The first judgements begin on earth with the arrival of the antichrist and then war, famine, pestilences and death. One fourth of the earth, 7*.25 = 1.75 billion, people will die. Talk about a world war. With that much death and destruction if must be nuclear, 2 Peter 2:12.

Then the fabric of space is snapped back (since it’s been stretching for six millennia, Psa 104:2, Job 26:7, Isa 40:22; 44:24; 51:13, Jer 10:12; 51:15) revealing Jesus on His throne, Rev 6:16.

Since the fabric of space is ripped, now we can understand why the physical assault from space upon the earth. What would cause the earth to not have any wind? No wind, no clouds, no rain, Rev 11:6. I know there’s a lot here, but if we try to see how Revelation is written with these literal events happening, it’s not a hard thing to understand. The rest of the word of God helps us understand these events and how it’s impossible we’re in any point other than just prior.

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Questions by non-believers

1. If God is good, why is there evil in this world?

Free will – choice. God gave us dominion over the earth. The evil that continues is because of man. As such, a man asked God, “Why so much suffering and pain on earth?” and Jesus said, “Funny! I was going to ask you the same question.”

2. I’m a good person, so why do I have to accept Jesus to go to heaven?

Bad eggs in flour make bad bread. We are born tainted, so there is no “good person;” see the first question.

3. If God is so loving, why would He send someone to hell?

God sends no one to hell. It’s their choice. Jesus died paying for our penalty of sin (death), but we choose to not to believe and accept the free gift.

4. How do you know that God is real?

How do you know He’s not real? Proof of His existence is everywhere. One only need to seek Him out and have a teachable heart.

5. What about evidence in the Universe for the Big Bang?

The Big Bang is a scientific explanation against what the word of God says. The word of God says that the universe is like a fabric stretched out. Science is extrapolating what is visible rather than knowing all the conditions at Creation. Scientists are trying to reverse engineer the universe which is like a one-year-old child reverse engineer a Ferrari.

6. Why did God create this world?

For His pleasure. Why do you write music or paint a picture or write a poem?

7. Who created God?

God isn’t temporary like us, the created, so He has always been. No beginning, no end.

8. Why can’t you prove there is a God?

The proof is everywhere. What is the proof you seek? Adam was sinless and walked and talked with God, yet Adam still did not believe God. King David had all he could ever want and yet he was a murderer after God called him the apple of His eye. Proof of God is not what you seek. If you had it, you still would not believe. One has to believe in the possibility of something in order to discover it. Only a teachable heart can find the truth. 

9. Why do you say homosexuality is wrong?

Because it causes confusion. The same goes for fornication and bestiality. The homosexuality of the 1980s birthed the genderless push of today. Confusion and chaos.

10. What is “sin”?

To miss the mark as in arrows and target. A means of measuring that comes up short. You need a gallon, but you only have a quart. You owe $100 and you only have $1. Salvation is where God came to give you not $99, but $1 trillion.

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