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gardenMy goal for the rest of my christian life is to tell the whole world about the (Good New) which is the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want this website to be a true message for all of the unsaved people that have not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I believe that life can be a wonderful adventure at any age, especially when we have the choice and freedom to worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior. As you read this welcome page always remember that there are only two choices that we have in this life and that is to believe in Jesus as your Savior or don’t believe in Him and you will be lost for all eternity. I believe that one of the greatest things in this life is when someone accepts Jesus as their personal Savior. At this time I would like to express my own believes in the Holy Bible.

I believe that there is one, and only living true God and His name is Jehovah. My God is the only creator and maker of the Heaven and earth and He is worthy of all praises, honor, and love, because that in the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and they are equal in every divine perfection and harmony together.

I believe that our Lord Jesus is the only begotten son of God and He was born of a virgin and her name was Mary. Jesus took upon himself our sin nature because He was without sin. God laid upon Him our sins and He bore them in His own body on the cross for the whole world. Jesus died on the cross as a substitute Lamb of God, so that in Him was fulfilled an end of all sacrifices and offerings of sin. Jesus was buried and He rose again on the third day, and after forty days, He ascended up into Heaven and there He sits on the right hand of the throne of God.

Jesus is now in Heaven and He is our only advocate and intercessor there to mediate between God and men. Jesus said that He would come again, in the book of (Revelation 22:12) He said, behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Jesus will judge both the saved and the unsaved; and He will sit upon the throne of David and rule and reign with His blood washed redeemed people of every kindred and tongue and nation for ever and ever.

I believe that this scripture in (Matthew 28:19-20) means that when we are saved, it is all of our responsibility as believers to tell all unbelievers about the Gospel and love of Jesus and how simple it is for them to be saved. This Website is a message for all of the lost people that have not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior or for anyone that is not sure they are saved.

If you are not saved, please read the post that tells about the Romans Road to Heaven and learn about how simple it is to be saved.

Pictures From Randall Ogle’s Gallery

In the month of May this past year we went on our family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. My wife Janice always likes to shop around in the small stores with her sister for special deals on scenic pictures and Christian pictures to take home. We all like to go to the shop of Randall Ogles Gallery. Now it was here in this friendly picture shop that I meet Mr. Ogle and I ask him if he was a Christian and he said yes, for a long, long time. Now my wife Janice purchased a beautiful scenic picture that had three bears and a old log cabin with a beautiful colorful back ground of the mountains.

Well while my wife and sister in-law shopped around the gallery I began to talk to my new brother in Christ. I told him about “My Christian Computer Ministry,” and how long it had been on the internet. I gave him my card and he gave me one of his cards back also. I had seen several pictures of Christ and there was one picture of a small country church in his store that I liked really well. Then I ask brother Ogle if he would give me permission to put some of Christian pictures on my web-site and he said yes.

Now below are some of Brother Ogle’s pictures of his great work as an Artist. I believe that Brother Ogle said that he had been drawing and painting pictures for over 43 years and his work as an Artist shows just how good they really are.

Now if anyone likes these examples of his pictures below, you can contact him at the “Smoky Mountain Native Artist Shop in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Also you can just call Mr. Randall Ogle by phone and his number is 1-865-428-2839. You can also contact him on his web-site too which is RandallOgleGallery.com

The Teachings of The Koran

Written By Ralph Tankersley:

I) Introduction:

1) The word Koran has two spellings. The English spelling is (Koran) and the Arabic spelling is (Qur’an).

2) The Qur’an was originally written in Arabic, in and around the year of 625-30 A.D. by the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an, like the Hebrew Holy Scriptures is written and read from right to left. The English translation is written and read from left to right. In the world today there exist over 600 different translations of the Qur’an in different languages. There are very few languages in the world today that does not have a translation of the Qur’an.

3) When a Christian needs instruction on how he should live his life in relationship to God, and in relationship to his fellow man, he turns to his Holy Book, the Bible.

4) When a Muslim needs instruction on how he should live his life in relationship to God, and in relationship to his fellow man, he turns to his Holy Book, the Qur’an. Thus, the Qur’an is to the Muslim what the Bible is to a Christian.

5) The Muslim believes that the Qur’an is the final Revelation from God to mankind. This Revelation was reveled to mankind through the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslims further believes that Muhammad was the last Prophet, sent to man from God.

6) They also believe that the prophet Muhammad established on earth the world’s one and only true religion, the religion of Islam. They believe it became necessary for God to send the Prophet Muhammad to the earth because Allah’s will was not being done on planet earth. They believe that both Christians and Jews rebelled against the teachings of Allah, thus setting the stage for the prophets coming. They believe God has turned his back on both Jews and Christians. Therefore, it became necessary for God to send mankind a new Revelation, and a new prophet, whereby mankind could become reconciled unto the “One True God”.

7) In the year of 1981, I did a research on the teachings of the Muslim faith. In that year, I became convinced that the Muslim nations would play an important part in the end time events from a religious, economic, and a military perspective. Therefore, I went out and bought a copy of the Qur’an. Now by reading it through from cover to cover, I became convinced the Islamic religion would become a force that the entire world would be required to deal with in the last days. Now here is some of what I have based my research upon as I have read the Islam Qur’an.

II) “The History of Islam”:

1) If we are to understand the world in which we live and why things are the way they are, we must first obtain a basic understanding of the history of Islam. This religion was based upon the death and destruction of our fellow man from the beginning: Do not believe our Left Wing Liberal politicians who teach that Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by radical Islamist. Nothing could be further from the truth as both history and the Qur’an clearly teach.

2) In studying the history of Islam, I discovered that the first Jewish holocaust committed in the world, was committed by the Prophet Muhammad. There was a town in the Arabian Peninsula with a large Jewish population comprised of some eight hundred Jewish families. They were the descendants of the tribe of Levi a priestly tribe. Muhammad gave the Jews a choice, renounce your God and become a follower of Islam or die. When the 800 Jewish men refused to renounce God; and become a follower of Muhammad, he had their heads chopped off, and sold the women and children into slavery never to be heard from again. “Now that’s peace, Muslim style”!

3) Nothing has changed in 1400 years: The Muslims, working in conjunction with the United States, Europe, Russia, China, and most especially the United Nations plans to wipe Israel off the map, unless they can convince the Jews to commit national suicide. When? At the time of the end, just before the start of the Tribulation period in history.

4) Therefore, we will examine some of the teachings of the Qur’an and most especially those teachings that pertain to both Christians and Jews. Why? The religion of Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today. This religion will play an important part in the end time events, most especially as it pertains to Christians and Jews. These events will not only affect the Jews living in the land of Israel, but also Jews and Christians around the world including the United States.

5) Now as we draw ever closer to the Second Coming of Christ. Therefore, if we are to understand these events from a Biblical and a Historical perspective, we must first obtain a basic understanding of the teachings of the Qur’an, as it pertains to Christians and Jews, and all other religious beliefs.

III) “The Law of the Muslims”:

1) When you read the Teachings of the Qur’an, you are not only reading the teachings that govern their religious life, but also their legal life. The Qur’an is the foundation for Sharia (Muslim law). All devout Muslims recognize “Sharia law” as the supreme law of the land, regardless of where they live in the world. All devout Muslims are required to work, and endeavor to implement “Shari law” in every nation in which they live throughout the world. All other laws governing the life of a nation must be destroyed as quickly as possible, and replaced with “Sharia law” as the Supreme law of the land. This law is based upon the Teachings of the Qur’an.

IV) “The One True God”:

1) “Allah is the one true God”. This is taught clearly in the following passage.

2) “Allah, (there is) no god but He, the ever-living, Self-subsisting by whom all things subsist.” Qur’an; (Surah 3:2), on page 44.

3) The Qur’an also teaches the One True God Allah, has no son. This they say; is a teaching of Christians and Jews.

4) “And they say: (Christians and Jews) Allah has taken to himself a son. Glory be to him; rather what ever is in the heavens and the earth is His; all are obedient to Him.” (Qur’an; (Surah 2:116), page 16).

5) The Muslim is warned in the Qur’an, they have received the truth, and they (Christians and Jews} are companions that are going to perish in the flaming fire. (Which is Hell)? The story is recorded as follows:

6) “Surely We have sent you with the truth as a bearer of good news and as a warning, and ye shall not be called upon to answer for the companions of the flaming fire.” Qur’an; (Surah 2:119), page 16).

7) In the following passage Muslims are once again warned against the religious teachings of both Jews and Christians.

8) “And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. The response of a Muslim is recorded in the remaining part of the passage), Say: Surely Allah’s guidance that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that which has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper” Qur’an; (Surah 2:120), page 16).

9) The following passage gives the Muslim, the assurance that he has received the true word.

10) “Those to whom we have given the Book to read it as it ought to be read. These believe in it; (the Muslims) and whoever disbelieves in it, these it is that are the losers.” Qur’an; (Surah 2:121), page 16).

11) Where Christians and Jews are concerned, the Qur’an teaches that the Muslim followers of the Prophet Muhammad the following:

12) “This is a people that have passed away; (no longer in God’s favor) they shall have what they earned and you shall have what you earned, and you (Muslims) shall not be called upon to answer for what they did.” Qur’an; (Surah 2:134), page 16).

13) The Jews and Christians response to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, according to the teaching of the Qur’an are as follows:

14) “And they say: Be Jews or Christians, you will be on the right course. (Muhammad instructs his followers to respond in the following manner), “Say: Nay! (we follow) the religion of Ibrahim, (this word means Islam) and the Hanif, (this man was one of the early leaders of Islam) and he was not one of the polytheists” (The word polytheist means unbeliever). Therefore, this man was not a Jew nor a Christian, but a true follower of the Prophet Muhammad). (Qur’an; (Surah 2:135), page 18.

15) The Qur’an clearly teaches Jews and Christians have passed away, they are no longer in God’s favor, they are no longer part of God’s plan for planet earth. Therefore, the Qur’an teaches the Muslim how he should deal with both Jews and Christians during his life span on planet earth. This teaching is recorded as follows:

16) “You who believe! (this part of the passage refers to the Muslims) do not take the Jews and Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surly he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” Qur’an; (Surah 5:51), page 103.

17) A Muslim that takes a Jew or Christian for a friend, is considered by his fellow Muslims to be a Jew or Christian. Therefore, this Muslim must be dealt with in the same manner as he would deal with a Christian, a Jew, or any other unbeliever. The Muslim method for dealing with Christians, Jews, and Muslims that take them for friends is recorded as follows:

18) “And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.”Qur’an; (Surah 2:193), page 26.

19) To those oppressors of the one true faith, be they Jews, Christians, or Muslims that have taken them for friends, the Qur’an gives the following instruction to the faithful.

20) “And kill them where ever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight with you, then slay them, such is the recompense of unbelievers.” Qur’an; (Surah 2:191), page 26.

21) Over and over again, the Qur’an gives the Muslim faithful clear, plain, and precise instruction on how they should deal with the oppressors of the Muslim faith, be they Jew, Christian, or Muslims who take them for friends. These individuals are considered to be at war with Allah, (the one true God) and his Prophet Muhammad, the apostle of God. These instructions from the apostle of God are recorded as follows:

22) “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or the should be imprisoned; this shall be a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter a grievous chastisement” Qur’an; (Surah 5:33), page 100.

23) If you are a Christian, a Jew, or a Muslim who has taken one of these socially unacceptable people as a friend and object to being murdered, crucified, or having your hands and feet cut off or thrown in to prison, the apostle of the One True God has provided a means for you to escape these punishments. The means is recorded as follows:

24) “Except those who repent before you have them in your power; so know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” Qur’an; (Surah 5:34), page 100.

25) Notice the terminology in this passage, (before you have them in your power). Once you are in their power, (under their control) Allah is not Forgiving or Merciful and neither are the Muslim faithful who follow the teachings of the Apostle and Prophet of the One True God, as it is recorded in the Qur’an.

Now Christians, Jews, and Muslims who take them for friends are described in the Qur’an as people who practice idolatry. The Prophet gives the following instruction concerning idolaters.

26) “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives, and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer (establish Islamic worship) and pay the poor rate, (give alms to the poor) leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” Qur’an; (Surah 9:5), page 169.

27) Once again you have proof this Apostle and Prophet of the One True God, is one blood thirsty individual and so are the Muslim faithful who follow his teachings as they are recorded in the Qur’an.

28) “And the Jews say; Uzair is the son of Allah; (Uzair is and Arabic word that refers to the Son of God) and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; (disbelieved the teachings of Allah) may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away” (no-longer in Allah favor). Qur’an; (Surah 9:30), page 173.

29) Concerning Jews and Christians the Qur’an records the following as it pertains to their desires.

30) “They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will not consent save to perfect his light, though the unbelievers are averse.” Qur’an; (Surah 9:32), page 173.

31) The light of Allah in this passage refers to the teachings of the Qur’an. This is the light Jews and Christians are endeavoring to put out with their mouths (testimony). Jews and Christians are not only described as people who have passed away and oppressors of the one true faith, they are also described as unbelievers and hypocrites. Concerning unbelievers and hypocrites the Qur’an teaches the following:

32) “Prophet! Strive hard against the unbelievers and hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is in hell, and evil is their destination.” Qur’an; (Surah 9:73), page 179).

33) The Prophet Muhammad has declared in the Qur’an, that Christians and Jews are evil, and their abode (home) is in hell. That which is recorded above is a few of the teachings that is recorded in the Qur’an, as it pertains to Christians and Jews.

34) The Islamic religion is the only religion in the world that openly advocates the Killing and Murdering of one’s fellow man in their Holy Book. Most Christians in the world today are totally unaware of their teachings, as they have never read or studied the Qur’an.

35) Therefore, it is my contention, that Islam is a religion created by Satan, and he was a murderer from the beginning: Read, (John 8:44). The teachings of apostate Christians and politicians in Washington D.C. are not with standing.

36) We will now take the teachings of the Qur’an and put them in modern day perspective, and in relationship to the world in which we live in.

37) The Islamic religion is one of the largest religion in the world today. It is also the fastest growing religion in the world today, including the United States. There is more Mosque under construction in America today, than there are Churches or Synagogues. From a global perspective there are One billion, two hundred and fifty million people who are followers of the Islamic faith.

38) From a Christian perspective, there are over one Billion people in the world today who profess the name of Jesus Christ. From a Jewish perspective, there are fifteen million Jews living in the world today. Thus, there are more Muslims in the world today than there are Christians and Jews added together.

39) In the United States today there are five million nine hundred thousand Jews living from coast to coast and border to border. Today there are also seven million Muslims living from coast to coast and border to border. Most of these Muslims have come into this country in the past 12 years. Thus, there are almost as many Muslims living in the United States as there are Jews living in Israel and Europe combined.

40) One of the Muslims families that came into this country in the past 12 years is the family of Charles Bishop. Charles Bishop and his family are of Syrian, whose family emigrated from Syria to the United States in 1989? In 1991, his mother changed the family name from Bishara, to Bishop. This family was financially affluent, and able to pay for private flying lessons for their teenage son. On Saturday, Charles Bishop piloted a stolen plane and committed suicide by crashing his plane into a Bank of America skyscraper in Tampa. Police say the suicide note he left behind expressed sympathy and admiration for Osama bin Laden and the terrorist acts he committed against the United States, on September, 11,2001. When Pinellas County sheriff’s department questioned his mother as to why she changed the family name, she told the investigators she did so because she didn’t want to carry a Middle Eastern name during the Persian Gulf War.
This source of information was in USA Today.

41) It is therefore my contention, there is only one possible connection between this 15 year old boy and the sympathy and admiration he had for Osama bin Laden and his terrorist acts of September 11, and that connection is the teachings and doctrines recorded in the Qur’an. This Syrian family changed their name, but they did not change their religion. This boy, his family, and Osama bin Laden are Muslims and the followers of the Prophet Muhammad.

42) In the Islamic world children are born into Islamic families, but these children are not yet considered to be true Muslims. They only become true Muslims when they due their duty to Allah, by accepting the teachings of the Qur’an in their personal life. These people are warned they should not die except as Muslims. Thus, one’s duty to Allah, and the fulfillment of the teachings recorded in the Qur’an are paramount in the life of a Muslim believer. The following is recorded in the Qur’an where the believer in the Muslim faith is concerned
43) “You who believe! be careful of your duty to) Allah with the care which is due to him, and do not die unless you are a Muslims.” Qur’an; (Surah 3:102), page 56).

44) “And hold fast by the covenant of Allah (this covenant is the teachings of the Qur’an) all together and be not disunited, and remember the favor of Allah on you when you were enemies, then he united your hearts so by His favor you became brethren; and you were on the brink of a pit of fire, then he saved you from it; thus does Allah make clear to you His communications, (His communications, the teachings of the Qur’an) that you may follow the right way.”
Qur’an; (Surah 3:103), page 56.

45) Charles Bishop followed the right way. He received Allah communications, and held fast to the covenant of Allah, did his duty to Allah, and died as a true believer of the Muslim faith when he committed suicide, waging war against the enemies of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad. Beyond a doubt Charles Bishop died a true Muslim, and in the direct fulfillment of the teachings of the Qur’an as it is recorded in (Surah 3:102-103), page 56.

V) “Now consider the following”:

1) Richard Reid is an Englishman who has been indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts, including attempted murder. Upon his release from prison, for burglary, Richard Reid joined a local Mosque in south London. There he embraced the Islamic religion so totally and completely, he was sent to Afghanistan for training in terrorism. At an al-Qaida training camp he received special training, and became part Osama bin Laden terrorist network. On December 22, he was jailed in Plymouth Mass. after he tried to blow up an American Airlines flight with explosive’s concealed in his shoes. The indictment alleges Mr. Reid to be a foreign terrorist.

2) In California, John Walker joined the local Mosque at the age of 16. Under the instruction of the Islamic clergy, he embraced the Islamic religion. Later he went to Pakistan for advanced religious training. Upon the completion of that training, he went to Afghanistan and was trained in terrorism at an al-Qaida training camp operated by Osama bin Laden. During the war in Afghanistan, John Walker took up arms against his country, and fought with the Taliban and the al-Qaida terrorist network in this war. In my opinion, John Walker should stand trial for treason against the United States. Why? John Walker is not a foreign terrorist, he is a home grown terrorist who has committed treason by taking up arms against his country.

3) As I examined the lives of Charles Bishop, Richard Reid, and John Walker, I came to the following conclusion. Muslims terrorist are not bound together by countries or nationality. The glue that bonds these Muslims together is the Islamic religion, Islamic law, and the teachings in the Qur’an. Therefore, it is my contention, any nation in the world that has a Muslim Mosque, and the Qur’an has been translated into the native language has the potential to produce a Muslim terrorist.

4) Terrorism did not begin with Osama bin Laden; it originated with Yasser Arafat and the PLO. for history records the following:

5) On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was established once again in the land that God gave unto their forefathers, in the fulfillment of (Jeremiah 16:15); and many other passages. On May 15, 1948, the Muslims launched a Jihad Holy war against the nation of Israel. Why?

6) At the end of World War 1, the land was put under the control of Great Britain. In order to appease the Arab oil producing nations, Great Britain only permitted a very small number of Jews to enter the land legally. At the close of World War 11, there were thousands that had survived Hitler’s death camps and had no place to go. No nation in Europe would accept these displaced people. Why? They had no family, home, job, business or money. Everything they owned had been stripped away, and they were alone. Therefore, these displaced Jews were placed in internment camps on the island of Cyprus until the world could decide what to do with them. The Jewish Zionist organization smuggled hundreds of Jews out of these internment camps, and brought them to the land that God gave unto their fathers. In order to enter the land, this survivor’s of Hitler’s death camps had to run the British blockade. In those days, Great Britain had placed a naval blockade along the entire coastline of Israel, in an endeavor to prevent Jews from entering the land illegally. This they did in an endeavor to once again appease the Arab oil producing nations. This time frame in history is the Jews darkest hour. Can anyone image what it was like to be a Jew in those days? Can anyone image what it was like to be a survivor of Hitler’s death camps, to be rejected by the nations of the world, crossing the sea in old leaky boats, only to be shelled by the British Navy or shot by British troops patrolling the coast lands. Hundreds who survived the death camps died in sight of the land of Israel, by the British Navy, or the British Army. Those who survived and entered the land, are now confronted by 65 million Muslims from the surrounding Arab nations who are hell bent on their destruction. From 1948, until the present time, countless thousands of Jewish men, women and children have died at the hands of Muslim terrorist under the leadership of Yasser Arafat and the PLO. The Muslim war against the Jews has been going on for over fifty years.

7) From a Christian perspective, the Muslim war against the Christians began approximately 25 years ago. History now records the following facts.

8) In the nation of Pakistan, two Christians to be killed for every Muslim: On October 3rd, 2001, Muslim religious leaders issued a fat-wah (religious edict) stating that two Pakistani Christians will be killed for every Muslim who dies during American air strikes on Afghanistan. Maulana Sami ul-Haq, a former member of Pakistan’s legislative assembly, and a nationally recognized figure closely connected to all international Islamic terrorist movements, told journalists that the Qur’an clearly states that Jews and Christians are the enemies of Muslims, and should be killed.

9) Before the religious edict was issued, Muslim persecution of Christians had already begun. On the evening of September 11th the Muslims celebrated the collapse of the World Trade Center by burning Christians Church’s, killing their pastors and murdering their families. Christian families were dragged from their homes and savagely beaten before they were killed by the celebrating Muslim mobs. What the final death count will be in this Muslim dominated nation is yet to be determined.

10) Review the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad once again as it is recorded in the Qur’an; (Surah 5:34), page 100. Why? The Muslims will show you no mercy when they have you in their power. In the land of Israel the Muslims celebrated long into the night, as they shouted for joy, and fired their guns into the air.

11) Syria was recently voted into the UN Security Council. This nation has a long record for supporting Muslim terrorist groups. Of the 177 nations who voted, 160 nations voted in favor of including Syria on the Council. Therefore, it is my contention the world at large is not standing behind Israel in her fight against terrorism, but his giving their support to the Muslims terrorist. Now that we have the historical facts, we will now take these facts and put them in relationship to the teachings of scripture. In our world today, the Muslims are in a rage all over the world. This rage is going to increase in frequency and intensity in the months and years to come. The question we must now address is this! Why? I believe the answer to this question is recorded in scripture. It has always been my personal belief the scriptures tell what is going to happen in history, and history will always prove that which is recorded in scripture is true. Let’s see if you agree as we consider the following: as recorded by the apostle John.

12) “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” (Revelation 12:7).

13) Ever since God created man and gave him dominion over the earth, there has been a war raging in the heavens. Little by little in these last days, Satan is losing the war and his angelic followers are being driven out of heaven. There is only one place left in God’s universe where these demonic angels can go and that place is planet earth. My proof is recorded in the following passages.

14) “And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” (Revelation 12:8).

15) “Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Revelation 12:12).

16) To be sure the devil himself has not yet been driven out of the heavens. If this were true, then world conditions would be much worse than they are today. However, it is my personal belief that many of his angels are already here. As they descend to the earth, these angelic followers of Satan are taking peace from off the face of the earth.

17) Waiting to receive these demonic angels are over 1 billion Muslims raised in a religion that teaches them to kill their enemies.

18) It is my contention; the book of Revelation is not laid out in chronological order. Many of the teachings recorded in this book are going to be fulfilled in a time frame of God’s own choosing, and not in accordance with our understanding. If this is not true, then there is no Biblical explanation for the current events taking place in our world today. However, there is a Biblical explanation because the Muslim religion is a religion created by Satan; and not by God. How do I know? Because of the following passages of scripture.

19) “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them which curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” (Luke 6:27-28).

20) Christians are taught to love their enemies, while Muslims are taught to kill their enemies. This is the basic difference between a religion created by God, and a religion created by Satan. The Second Coming of Christ is the only answer to the problems that confront our world today.

21) In the days to come, persecution of Christians and Jews is going to increase infrequency and intensity as we draw ever closer to the Second Coming of Christ. The decree of persecution that Christians and Jews will one day endure in America at the hands of the Muslims is yet to be determined.

22) Therefore it is my contention that both Christians and Jews need to pull their collective heads out of the sand and recognize their true enemy.

23) If America ever turns on the nation of Israel, and joins the world at large in dividing God’s land and the city of Jerusalem,
God’s judgment upon our nation will be beyond belief: The proof is recorded in the following passage.

24) “And it shall come to pass in that day, (the last days) that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:9).

25) When God seeks to destroy all nations, that come against Jerusalem, the conditions that exist on the earth during this time frame are recorded in the following passages.

26) “As it was in the days of (Noah) so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” (Luke 17:26).

27) When God destroyed Noah’s world with a flood, the following events were taking place.

28) “They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:27).

29) These passages of scripture tell the story of every life as it existed on the earth before the flood of Noah. This flood was an act of judgment because of sin upon the earth. When we check out in scripture the conditions that existed in Noah’s world before the flood, and the conditions that exist in our world today, both Noah’s world and our world are exactly the same. The proof is recorded in the following passage

30) “The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:11)

31) Noah lived in a corrupt and violent world, just as you and I do today. In our world today, the Muslims are in a rage all over the world, due to the teachings recorded in the Qur’an by the prophet Muhammad. The violent Muslim nations of this earth have taken peace from off the face of the earth, and filled our world with violence and terror. These people have one goal, world domination, and they will use any means at their disposal in their endeavors to create a Muslim Islamic dominated world. This includes murder, kidnapping, suicide bombings, chopping off heads, as they use their oil economic power against the nations that oppose them, in their drive for world domination.

32) The Muslim nations of this earth that surround the nation of Israel, and have filled our world in these last days with violence and terror, are described in scripture as heathen nations that will be in a rage all over the world, but most especially in the Middle East. God’s wrath against these heathen nations is clearly recorded in scripture. Turn now to the book of Psalms, chapter 2, and read from scripture why the heathens are in a rage.

33) “Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?” (Psalms 2:1).

34) “The kings (politicians) of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, (Jesus Christ) saying,” (Psalms 2:2).

35) “Let us break their bands (of restraint) asunder, and cast away their cords (of control) from us.” (Psalms 2:3).

36) In the last days, these raging heathen nations will try to provoke Israel to the point whereby they can no-longer restrain or control themselves, thereby bringing the wrath of God down upon their heads. This they will try to accomplish through murder, kidnappings, suicide bombings, etc, and etc. Please remember, a Muslim will kill, kidnap, chop off the head, or use a suicide bomber against another Muslim just as fast as they will a Christian or Jew, if there is hope of achieving a political end. No form of human life is sacred to these people, not even their own. This is the one thing the political and religious leaders of the western world fail to understand. Therefore, we try to negotiate with these people based upon our values concerning human life, and not upon theirs. A Muslim only negotiates when he is confronted be an enemy of superior numbers or fire power. However, when he is superior in numbers and fire power, their is no negotiations, for he has you in his power as it is taught in the Qur’an, you are going to die according to the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad.

37) When the political and military leaders of this nation finally accept this great truth, our troops in Iraq will quit dyeing needlessly, for there can only be one end to this type of military conflict, their death or ours: In this global battle, it is the sword of Islam against the cross of Christ, or God against the Devil. This is the one thing our political, military, and religious leaders fail to understand. We are not nor fighting a political system, are we fighting a religious theology. However, the Lord is going to take care of the problem, for the scripture records the following:

38) “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” (Psalms 2:4).

39) The word derision means to mock, ridicule, scorn contempt. The Lord who created heaven and earth has nothing but ridicule, scorn, and contempt for these raging heathens.

40) “Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore Displeasure.” (Psalms 2:5).

41) Don’t let some Liberal who was educated in one of our Bible disbelieving Liberal colleges try and tell you that Islam is a religion of peace, or that God has many names, or that all men worship the same God. Nothing could be further from the truth! If Muslims worshiped the God of creation, God would not bring forth his wrath and judgment upon these nations. You cannot support the religion of Satan and be a believer in Jesus Christ. You will know them by their works saith the scriptures.

42) This concludes my original writing on the Teachings of the Qur’an.

43) Now we are going to fast forward now to the year 2008. America has just elected its first black president. In those days when I tried to tell people that Obama was a Muslim, but they thought I was insane, they tried to brand me as a racist. Why? Didn’t he attend Rev. Wright’s Church of Christ for 20 years? Yes, a pastor who “Cursed America” from the pulpit of his church on Sunday morning.

44) I tried to inform people that he only attended church to deceive church going America, when he or his handlers decided it was time for him to run for public office. Once again I was branded as a racist, and many questioned my faith and belief in Jesus Christ. They said I was “Playing the race card”, this was always the Liberal/Progressive/Socialist final argument. But my response was as follows:

45) One day this man is going to show his true colors that even the most Liberals church members and the politicians can’t deny. That day has finally arrived: In May, 2011 this Muslim President, Barack Hussein Obama; finally crawled out of the woodwork and appointed two devout Muslims to the top post in Homeland Security. Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim is now Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, and Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, is now the National Executive Director of Homeland Security Advisory Council. Both were sworn in by another Obama appointee, Janet Napolitano; the Secretary of Homeland Security. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it a devout Muslims that high jacked two planes that destroyed the twin towers in New York City. Wasn’t it a devout Muslims that destroyed a large portion of the Pentagon? Now wasn’t it a devout Muslims that forced another plane to crash in Pennsylvania. Wasn’t it a devout Muslim that killed 13 and wounded 30 in Fort Hood, Texas?

46) From my perspective, having Muslims in charge of Homeland Security, is like hiring a fox to guard the henhouse.

47) As I watch these events unfold on the national and international scene, I was reminded of one of the great teachings of the prophet Daniel.

48) “This matter is by the decree of the watchers and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the Most High God Ruleth in the kingdom of men; and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. (Daniel 4:17)

49) In the year 2008, this passage of scripture was fulfilled in the life of our nation, with America falling under the ruler ship of the basest of men. Why? Because, God will hold us accountable; for all of our national sins. As a result, today, every freedom and liberty guaranteed to us in our Constitution is under attack by the Obama Administration.

May the Lord help us to wake up and speak out, before the Muslims have us totally in their power?

In the service of our Lord,
Written by Ralph Tankersley

God’s City of Refuge

“God’s City of Refuge”
The Jews, in almost two thousand years of dispersion among the nations, have often needed a hiding place to protect them from those who seek to destroy them. The scriptures teach that in the last days after they have returned to the land of Israel they will need a very special hiding place or place of refuge. Why? Satan and the Forces of Darkness will once again make a supreme effort to put an end to the Jewish nation, for all time. This will be especially true during the Great Tribulation, a time frame described in scripture as the time of “Jacob’s Trouble”. I believe the Lord has provided a special hiding place for the Jews living in the land of Israel, and that hiding place is the ancient city of Esau, “the city of Petra”.

In scripture, the biblical names are “Mount Seir” and “Sela”. It is also known as the city of Esau, the capital of the Edomite.

Now the Jewish persecution has been going on for almost two thousand years among the nations of this world. However, in the last days, at the time of the end, the persecution will become so severe the political leaders of Israel will make a pact with the devil in an endeavor to have peace with the Muslim nations of the earth. This peace treaty will be negotiated by a man known in scripture as the “Antichrist”, the soon coming World leader. Now concerning these treaty the world’s political leaders, I believe that will force Israel to accept this peace treaty.

(The scripture records the following):

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (7 years) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27)

During this time frame in history, Israel will be permitted to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount adjacent to the “Dome of the Rock”. Israel would not endeavor to rebuild the Temple today because of the rage from the entire Muslim world. However, during the reign of the Antichrist, he will control the Muslim rage and animal sacrificial services will be reinstituted. The duration of the treaty will be for seven years. However, in the midst of the week (after 3 ½ years) the Antichrist will break the treaty, and then try to kill every Jew in Israel who does not accept him as the world Messiah.

(The Abomination of Desolation):

If you are a Jew living in Israel, it is very important for you to be able to identify this great sin that the Antichrist will commit during this time frame in history. This great sin is described for us in the following passage.

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:4)

Now if you ever wondered what the prophet Daniel was referring to in (Daniel 9:27), now you know.

When the seven year treaty with Israel is broken, armies of the Antichrist both human and (demonic angels) will move into Israel. With no army to protect them, the Jews only hope of escape is to flee at this time. Concerning this time frame in history, the Lord Jesus Christ gives the Jews of Israel the following instruction.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand): Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. Neither let him that is in the field return back to take his clothes.” (Matthew 24:15-18)

The desecration of the Jewish house of worship will be the signal for the armies to move against Israel. Jerusalem will be internationalized, so beyond a doubt UN troops will be in the city. Please remember, the UN was created for the specific purpose of creating a “One World Global Government”, so beyond a doubt the Antichrist will have a contingent of UN troops inside the city when he commits the “abomination of desolation”. Homes will be pillaged, the women raped. Any Jew caught along the route of the march will be shot. No wonder Christ taught they were to flee to the mountains, without returning home for a change of clothes.

By looking at the map of the Middle East, the Jews will not be able to flee to the west, because only death would await them in the Sinai Desert. And neither will they be able to flee into Lebanon, Egypt, or Syria, as it is from these nations the Antichrist will launch his invasion into Israel. Therefore, their only means of escape will be to the southeast in the rugged mountains east of the Negev Desert, in what is today southern Jordan. It is still a wilderness today, as it was when Moses led the children of Israel through this region over 3,500 years ago. When David fled from Saul, he took sanctuary in Petra. When Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, some Jews escaped to Edom and Petra according to Josephus. When the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., those Jews who escaped fled to the desolate and barren Dead Sea area, including Bozrah and Edom.

In our world today, Israel is attempting to negotiate peace with the Muslims by surrendering land for peace. This is a total waste of time, for it is not the size of Israel that has the Muslims in a rage but the existence of Israel. Sad as it is to say, Israel will never find peace until the return of Israel’s Messiah to the earth.

Jesus Christ and the prophet Daniel were not the only men of scripture that warned Israel concerning this time frame in history. In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet records the following:

“For, lo the days come saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to there fathers, and they shall possess it.” (Jeremiah 30:3)

Thus we know from this passage of scripture, Israel does not exist as a nation and a people in the land that God gave unto their fathers because it is the will of man but because it is the will of God. The prophet goes on to record the following:

“And these are the words that the Lord Spake, concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord; we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. (Jeremiah 30:4-5)

Why does Israel tremble and fear? Because of the following passage.

“Alas! For the day is great, so that none is like it: it is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”, but he shall be saved out of it.” (Jeremiah 30:7)

Why is Jacob having this trouble? The prophet answers this question in the following passage.

“For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of host, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers will no more serve themselves of them:” (Jeremiah 30:8)

When Israel signed a covenant with the Antichrist, the nation became a servant of Satan the Devil. It was never the Lord’s plan for his people to be servants of Satan, but to serve the Lord. Therefore, in this time frame, God is going to break the yoke that the Antichrist has placed on their neck, and burst their bonds, (free them from bondage of Satan), so they can fulfill the following passages.

“But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” (Jeremiah 30:9)

Israel has trusted in the promises of a worthless covenant. Therefore, when the “Abomination of Desolation” takes place, the armies of the Antichrist will swarm across their borders and Israel will not be able to defend itself. As the men of Israel see their wives and daughters raped, killed, mutilated, and their homes and business destroyed, they will come to believe the Lord has forsaken them. This persecution will be the result of a global action committed by a global dictator. For this reason the Lord has provided a city of refuge, a hiding place, for his persecuted people during this time frame in history. Concerning this time frame, the prophet Isaiah gives Israel the following instructions.

“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, shut thy doors about thee: hide thy-self as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20-21)

(Thus the Gentile global empire will be destroyed).

We know from scripture their hiding place must be near the land of Israel. Concerning this time frame, Jesus Christ gave the Jews the following warning and instruction in preparation for their flight.

“And woe to them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect (Israel) sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:19-22)

The city of Petra lies 140 miles southeast of Jerusalem. Now this is one of the most rugged mountainous areas in the world, with mountains over 5,000 feet high in the Petra area. The highest point in Israel is 3,900 feet and easily accessible by auto travel. This is not the case with the mountains of southern Jordan, as there are only narrow winding paths through this mountainous area leading to the city of “Petra”. Reaching these mountains would be fairly easy for Jews living south of Jerusalem in the Negev Desert area of Israel. Today Israel has a population of over 6 million Jews, with over a million of them living in southern Israel with easy access to the mountains of southern Jordan.

(The Prophecy Fulfilled):

In scripture the following is recorded concerning the power of the Antichrist.

‘And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)

Nevertheless, there will be one nation that will escape the control of the Antichrist, and that nation is the modern day nation of Jordan, that lies east of Israel. We read about Jordan’s great escape in the book of Daniel, where the following is recorded.

“He shall enter also into the glorious land, (Israel) and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” (Daniel 11:41)

In Daniel’s day there were three countries in this region of the world. There was “the land of Ammon”, “the land of Moab”, and “the land of Edom”. These three countries today comprise the modern day nation of Jordan.

Now in 1921 when “Winston Churchill” drew a line on the map of the Middle East thereby creating the modern day nation of Jordan, he made the following proclamation. Israel would have no authority over the land east of the Jordan and Dead Sea area. Did he realize he was fulfilling prophecy. One has to wonder!

Not all Jews will escape to the mountains and enter the city of refuge establish for them by God. The percentage that will live to find this refuge is recorded in the following passages.

“And it shall come to pass that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine him as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say the Lord is my God.” (Zechariah 13:8-9)

Once the Jews reach the wilderness in the mountains of Edom, they will be supernaturally protected from attack by the Lord. This protection will last for (3 ½ years). In addition, the Lord will provide them with food (nourishment) during this time frame in history. Although Satan will attempt to destroy them, his attack will not succeed.
The passages of scripture that best describe this time frame in history are recorded as follows:

“And the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.” (3 ½ years) (Revelation 12:6)

Once again we have scriptural proof the Lord will provide for their welfare during the last three and one half years of the tribulation.

(Satan’s Attack on the Remnant):

(This attack is described in the following passages).

“And when the dragon (Satan) saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) that brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished (feed) time, times, and half a time, (3 ½ years) from the face of the serpent. And the serpent (Satan) cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” (Revelation 12:13-16)

Satan’s attack against the woman (Israel) fails. However, the Jewish remnants that make it to the City of Refuge are going to be a special breed of Jews, for scripture records the following:

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, (Israel) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)

From this passage we know that the remnants are going to be Christian Jews. Sequence of Events:

(The War against Gog):

This is “World War 3”, the Russian invasion of the Middle East. This invasion will be a Muslim invasion. Please remember, 13 of the 15 republics of the former Soviet Union are Muslim Republics. In addition, Russia and the Ukraine also have a large Muslim population, while the leaders of government are secular humanist. All the Muslim nations of the Middle East and Northern Africa will be Russian allies during this invasion. The most prominent are Persia- (Iran) Ethiopia, Libya, and Turkey. Read (Ezekiel 38:5-6). When this war is fought, it will take the personal intervention of Almighty God to keep Israel from being wiped off the map. God’s personal intervention is recorded as follows:

“Therefore, thou son of man, prophecy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshach- (Moscow) and Tubal- (Siberia): And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. (What is referred to in this passage are the weapons of war). Thou shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beast of the field to be devoured. Thou shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 39:1-5)

Today, the Muslims are in a rage and entire Middle East is in a state upheaval. They are also raging across the continent of Europe and in the Republics of the former Soviet Union. Why? The political and military alignment that will set the stage for the fulfillment of these passages of scripture is taking place in our world today. Do not be misled by and social, political, economic, religious, or military disagreements that exist in the Muslim world today. Why? The one thing that all Muslims agree on is their hatred for the nation of Israel. Most other nations in the world have joined them in this global hatred. Only the Bible Believing Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, has managed to contain the rage of the Muslims in America. I shutter to think what will take place in America, when this church is taken out of the way.
When this war is fought, the Muslim nations will put aside all personal disagreements in their endeavor to destroy Israel. Other UN nations will join them in this endeavor. Caution: Please do not associate this war with the Battle of Armageddon. There will be a seven year span of time between the two battles.

How many Jews will remain alive in the land of Israel, after the War against Gog is fought, only the Lord knows. However the one thing I do know, this war will be fought either just before, or immediately after, another historical event takes place known in scripture known as the “Rapture” of the Believers. This Biblical and Historic event is recorded in the following passages.

“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: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

This event will take place in the fall of the year, at the close of the Jewish Feast of Trumpets. It will be comprised of both Jewish and Gentile believers: In scripture it is recorded as follows:

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die) but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52)

Do not confuse this event with the Second Coming of Christ. When this event takes place, Christ is only coming as far as the clouds in the air. He is not returning to establish his millennial reign on the earth at this time.

With the Rapture of the believers, the stage is now set for the coming of the “One World Global Dictator”,(the Antichrist) to take his place on the world stage. With Israel devastated by the war recorded in (Ezekiel 38-39), he immediately signs a peace treaty with Israel, guaranteeing her security for a period of seven years. The signing of this treaty will usher in the seven year tribulation period.

With the beginning of the tribulation, the Lord will have “Enoch” and “Elijah” return to the earth and prophecy during the first (3 ½ years) from the city of Jerusalem. These are the Lord’s two witnesses on the earth, during this time frame. You can read the story of these two witnesses in (Revelation 11:1-12). These are the only men who ever lived on the earth that never knew a physical death.

Now, I know some men teach these two witnesses are “Moses” and “Elijah”. However, this cannot be true because of the following passage of scripture. But regardless to whosoever these two witnesses may be only our God knows and it will be alright with me whether it is (Moses) or (Enoch).

“And as it has been appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27)

Nowhere in scripture does it teach, that any who ever lived on the earth must die twice. Furthermore, concerning Moses, we are informed of the following in scripture.

“So Moses the servant of the Lord died in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he (the Lord) buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth his sepulcher (grave) unto this day.” (Deuteronomy 34:5-6)

The scriptures do not contradict each other. It is the teachings of men that contradict the scriptures. Please remember, as you study Revelation chapter 11, these two witnesses are going to die, for scripture records the following:

“And when they had finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, (Jerusalem) which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” (Revelation 11:7-8)

With the death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven of the Lord’s two witnesses, the stage is now set for the abomination of desolation to take place. Read once again (II Thessalonians 2:4). This will be the signal for the remnant to flee into the wilderness of Edom. How many Jewish believers will be in the land of Israel, during this time frame in history, I know not, but the Lord knoweth. Therefore, whatever their number, the Lord will protect and sustain them during the last (3½ years) of the tribulation. “Praise the Lord”!

Today, if you are a Bible Believing Christian, you should do everything humanly possible to support the nation of Israel and the Jewish people during the current time frame in history. This is especially true as it pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Why? In scripture the following is recorded.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (nations). (Romans 1:16)

As we rapidly approach the end of the last days, we should put the Jew first where the gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned. We can do this most effectively, by financially supporting Christian ministries who are proclaiming the gospel to the Jew. In scripture the following is recorded.

“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)

It was the Jews that gave the world the great gift of salvation. As we approach the time of the end, we must endeavor to return to the Jew, that which in the beginning they gave to each of us. The problem in much of the church world today, we have forsaken our Jewish roots.

(Signs of His Coming):

“And as he sat upon the “Mount of Olives”, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the (age)- world?” (Matthew 24:3)

(Christ answered as follows):

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and their shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places.” (Matthew 24:7)

The earth has always been plagued by earthquakes. However, as we approach the time of the end, these earthquakes are going to increase in frequency and intensity as we draw ever closer to the second coming of Christ. Therefore, please consider the following:

(The Earthquakes):

The number of major earthquakes that has hit the earth in the past few years is almost beyond belief. In this writing we will examine only the most recent ones.

For the past ten years, a series of earthquakes has taken place inside the “Arctic Circle” measuring (1.9 to 8.9) on the Rector scale. These earthquakes are taking place almost on a daily basis. These earthquakes are heating up the waters of the “Arctic Ocean” to such an extent they are causing the Polar Ice Caps to Melt. Due to the melting of the Ice Caps inside the “Arctic Circle”, the “Arctic Ocean” became navigable for the first time in recorded history, (for a period of two weeks) in August, 2008.

The environments, led by Al Gore, are trying to convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore, they say, the burning of these types of fuels will cause the Polar Ice Caps to melt. However, history records the teachings of the environments are not true, as winters of 2007-2011 were some of the coldest winters in recorded history.

My answer to the teachings of the environments is recorded in the following passage.

“While the earth remained, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)

It goes without saying, none of the earthquakes taking place inside the “Arctic Circle” are reported by the News Media. Why? It goes against the teachings of the global environments. How can we convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer, if the Polar Ice Caps are being melted by under sea, earthquakes.

1) The first major earthquake repotted by the news media hit New Zealand in July, 2009. It measured 7.8

2) The next hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. It measured 7.0.

3) The next hit Chile in March, 2010. It measured 8.8.

4) The next hit China on April 14, 2010. It measured 7.1.

5) The next hit New Zealand on September 29, 2010. It measured 6.4.

6) The next hit Chile January 2, 2011. It measured 7.1.

7) The next hit Chile February 11, 2011. It measured 7.0.

8) The next hit New Zealand February 22, 2011. It measured 6:3.

All of these earthquakes were major earthquakes, causing hundreds and sometime thousands of human lives, and causing millions of dollars in damages.

9) And last but not least, the next hit Japan on March 11, 2011. It measured 9.0, triggering a Tsunami, followed by a Nuclear Meltdown. No one knows at this time what the final death count will be, but the economic impact will run into the billions of dollars. We need to pray for this devastated country and its people, as they struggle to recover from the greatest natural disaster in Japan’s history.

10) There has been at least 16 more earthquakes hit the country of Japan in the last 2 months that measured 4.5 to 7.0 on the Rector scale.

These are but a few of the major earthquakes that have hit the earth in the past few months. As you can plainly see, they are indeed increasing in frequency and intensity, as we draw ever closer to the “Second Coming of Christ”. “These quakes are indeed signs of his Coming”.

Jesus Christ, was not the only one that warned man of increasing earthquakes in the last days. These earthquakes point to the Coming Tribulation Period. Concerning this time frame the prophet Isaiah records the following:

“Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of host, and in the day of his fierce anger.” (Isaiah 13:13)

Consider the following: – The earth’s magnetic pole shift caused Tampa airport officials on January 6, 2011, to close the primary runway at Tampa airport. The runway remained closed until January 13. This pole shift forced the airlines to recalibrate their GPS systems to compensate for the shift. During this time frame, thousands of birds were plummeting to the earth, and fish were dying by the hundreds of thousands all over the world. With runways at airports being closed, fish dying by the hundreds of thousands, and birds falling out of the sky, can anyone doubt, the Lord is indeed shaking both heaven and earth just as Isaiah prophesied?

The great unanswered question is this: Did the pole shift trigger the earthquakes, or did the earthquakes trigger the pole shift? You tell me!

(The Coming California Quake):

A friend of mine in Arizona sent me an email, informing me of a Fox News interview of Geologist Jim Berkland. He is predicting a Major Quake will hit California on March 19th,
20th, or 21st. This quake could measure as high as 10.1, and will happen on the day of highest tide, full moon, and equinox, which will take place this weekend. I have no idea if Mr. Berland is right in his prediction. However, if he is, we won’t have long to wait. Even if Mr. Berkland is wrong, does not mean California has escaped this clear and present danger.
After the quake that has just hit Japan, a quake hitting California would come as no surprise to me. Sooner or later, The Ring of Fire will have to come full circle. All experts agree, that sooner or later, the big one will hit California. If it does measure 10.1, the devastation could easily surpass Japan, and we too could be confronted with a Nuclear Meltdown or crisis. California has several Nuclear Power Plants built within a few miles of the coast. Will these nuclear plants be able to withstand a major quake like the one that hit Japan? Only time will tell!

(The Road Map to Peace):

Ever since the days of the Carter administration, and continuing on through the Obama administration, the Federal government has planed to create a Palestinian State inside God’s Holy Land. The plan consists of dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, thereby creating a Palestinian state. “President George W. Bush” gave this peace plan a name, and called it the “Road Map to Peace”.

In September 2011, the “UN”, “EU”, Russia, and the United States plan to have a “UN vote” on the creation of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. If the United States votes in favor of this resolution, this will mark this nation for judgment. Why? Scripture teaches the following:

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, (that’s the Muslims) when they shall be in siege both against Judah (that’s the West Bank today) and Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: (that’s the nations of this world at large) all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3).

The ambassadors to the United Nations had better heed this warning. This is especially true for America, for we are the authors of the Road Map.

For the sake of our nation, I’m asking all that read this writing to join me in prayer. Please pray, that our UN ambassador does not vote in favor of this resolution.

For a Bible Believing Christian, we live in one of the most exciting time frames in all of history. Many ancient prophecies are being fulfilled in our world today, and all of them point to the soon coming of our Lord. Until that day, please join me in prayer, by fulfilling the following passage of scripture in your personal life.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.’ (Psalm 122:6)

This first part is about “God’s City of Refuge” and is written by “Ralph Tankersley” and he wants to warm all of the unbelievers about the terrible times that are coming soon.
In the service of our Lord,
Ralph Tankersley

“If the Lord Jesus Would Come Today Where Would You Spend Eternity At?”
I would like to ask you a question about the condition of “your Soul”. If you were to die before this day comes to an end; “where would your Soul spend eternity? Now this is probably the most important question in your life. Would you like to ask Jesus to save you now? If so just keep on reading and the next few verses will tell you how to be saved.
Now all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your Faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. Now by becoming a Christian, this is your first step on that long life’s road of a Spiritual growth and your service to sharing God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1)Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

2)Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) (And His name is Jesus)

(What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?)

We as Christians should remember that Salvation is simple, but it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ everything so that salvation could be offered to us freely. God has provided salvation on a basis, which permits anyone who can make their own decision to have it. If salvation could be received on the basis of education, multitudes would be excluded. If eternal life could be had on the basis of wealth, a great number would still be left out. If being saved were dependent upon one’s moral perfection, everyone would fall short.

God has made His salvation available on the basis of a personal faith which even a child can exercise. This way everyone is reduced to the same level in the eyes of God and all must come to him on the same terms (Romans 3:9-10) and (Galatians 3:22). Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not, of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast”. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Below you will find some scriptures in the book of Romans that can lead you through the Romans road to Heaven. Please take the time to read the questions below and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.

1) Who is good? (Romans 3:10); as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.

2) Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23); for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

3) Where did sin come from? (Romans 5:12); Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

4) God paid the price for sin. (Romans 6:23); for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

5) We all have a way out. (Romans 5:8); But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

6) What must I do to be saved? (Romans 10:9-11); that if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.

7) For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
The main reason or purpose is to tell the Gospel and to warn all people of their destination of their souls. Also as believers in Christ we want to help all people hear the Good News of Jesus whether they are saved or lost. Now by studding God’s Holy Word we can have a better picture of Heaven and Hell. Also it is my prayer and hope that everyone can understand a little more about their new home in Heaven and of what God’s future plan is and what He has in store for them for all eternity.

Now just what is God’s future plans are for all mankind? Now some people just shake their heads and are scared to what the future holds for them. They say that they can not read this book and understand anything that the Scriptures are saying to them. So I have tried to outline each of the verses with the help of the Holy Spirit so that anyone; whether you are a believer in Jesus Christ (Saved) or an unbeliever (lost) and don’t know who our Savior Jesus Christ is. It is my prayer and hopes that when you try to read and study the Holy Bible you will just let the Holy Spirit lead you in His truth and spirit.

Now remember that God loves you and this Book is about your future and where everyone will spend the rest of their life. Now as a Christian I am concerned about your soul and where you will spend all eternity at. So just remember that we all have two choices in this life and the first one is that you should realize that you are a sinner and on your way to a place called Hell because of your “unbelief” in Jesus and His finish Works on the Cross. The second choice is that then you call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and Save you: then you are on your way to a place called Heaven because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. He paid the price by shedding His Precious Blood and dying there so that all mankind could go free.

This salvation message is written by “Frank Rose” and I hope that this letter about God’s Salvation Plan will help open your eyes to God’s will. I believe that we are living in the last day and our Lord and Savior can come any moment now.

You’re Brother in Christ
Frank Rose

I Got a Great Video in an Email

Check it out.

Reflection of Christ

I found a great slide show called the Reflection of Christ.

You need to check this out.

Dan

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A Nation in Trouble

These are notes I found on my laptop that I felt was timely for our nation. I think these notes are from a sermon that Dennis Metzger preached at First Baptist Hamilton.

1. Solomon tells us that there is a specific characteristic that protects a nation.

In Proverbs 14:34, he wrote:

“Righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

2. God is involved in the affairs of nations.

He has not just created us, and then stepped back to see what would happen as we stumble about on our own. Somehow, in a way that we may not quite understand, God is involved in this universe.

Psalm 22:28 tells us:

“For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.”

Daniel 2:21 indicates that God holds a very crucial role in the affairs of nations:

“He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”

Paul reminds us that those in authority–rulers, kings, presidents, all receive their authority from God:

Romans 13:1 “…there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

So, God is involved in the affairs of the nations. He is the sovereign Lord of all there is. While God gives us individual and free will, and never violates that free will, He nevertheless works out our own choices for His total sovereignty.

3. Since this is so, Christians have a specific responsibility toward their government and leaders:

1 Peter 2:13-14 is very clear about how we are to relate to those in authority:

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”

Time and experience has taught us to be skeptical of what we are told. And so, when Peter instructs us to “submit ourselves to every authority…” we find that very difficult…until we read again three significant words: “for the Lord’s sake…”

My guess is that this command was no less difficult in the days when Peter wrote–different time, different place, different leaders; but the same problem. How do we accomplish what God had in mind for our leaders?

In 1 Timothy 2:1 Paul exhorts Christians to do four things on behalf of our rulers:

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority…

Then Paul tells us why we should pray in this manner:

“That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

Pray for our leaders. Prayer may be the only way that some things in our government will find mercy and not judgment, at the time when Christ Himself will judge the nations.

4. In Deuteronomy, Moses issues a warning to the nation of Israel as they enter the land the Lord had promised them. [8:11-20].

This is a powerful passage. It begins with a powerful warning: Beware. Beware of what? Lest you forget the Lord your God? How might we forget?

By not keeping His ordinances, commandments, statutes.

By allowing our hearts to become proud: “I’ve done all this myself. My power, my strength, my hand had gotten me all of this.
What is the result of forgetting the Lord?

Deut 8:19-20 If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.

God has given us the warning. But are we listening?

5. Scripture indicates that there are judgments that come upon a nation that forgets God-

Jeremiah 7:28

“Therefore say to them, ‘This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.”

In Isaiah 3:1-5 there is an event in Judah’s life that should be a warning to us:

“See now, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah

both supply and support:

all supplies of food and all supplies of water,

the hero and warrior,

the judge and prophet,

the soothsayer and elder,

the captain of fifty and man of rank,

the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

I will make boys their officials;

mere children will govern them.

People will oppress each other–man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable.”

In this historical judgment of the people of God:

Supply and support will be removed
All the skilled and the wise of the nation will lose their power and influence and instead will be lead by rulers who will behave like capricious children
The people will be oppressed. Rebellion will be the order of the day and the rebels will exalt themselves over those who deserve honor.
There are judgments that fall upon a people who forget their God.

6. But there is hope. Jeremiah and Jonah indicate an important principle of divine judgment and mercy:

Jeremiah 18:7-8

“If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.”

Jonah 3:5-9

“The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.”

In this passage when Jonah warns the wicked city of Nineveh of God’s impending judgment, the people heard, took the warning to heart, and did three things:

1. They believed

2. They fasted and mourned in sackcloth and ashes

3. They repented from their wickedness and violence

And the result was remarkable [vs 10].

“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.”

There may still be time for us; but my guess is that time is short. When will we decide that righteousness will be our goal, and the anchor point of our national lifestyle? Why must we constantly bow to the wishes of organizations, political action committees, liberal labor unions, the ever- present entertainer who because they have performed well before the camera, believe that they have earned the right to speak on our behalf?

7. In II Chronicles 7:14, God clearly describes the way to national repentance leading to restoration. Let us look at this important passage. It is the key passage to which we often refer at a time like this:

The passage is directed to the community which places its faith in God. We are not the whole nation. But we are His people. If we do three things, God in turn will respond in three ways. If we…

1. Humble ourselves and pray–if we recognize that we are a nation who need the Lord that we cannot operate independent of Him and if we pray–humility and prayer indicate our sincerity before the Lord

2. If we seek His face–if we, as a people of God on behalf of our nation in total abandonment of our own pride and seek God and His ways

3. If we turn from our wicked ways, if we repent–change our minds concerning sin–if we do these things, God says for our nation he will do these things:

1. He will hear from heaven

2. He will forgive our sin

3. He will heal our land.

I am calling for the Christian community not only to recognize these Biblical principles but to put them to action. Too long we have said one thing–even that which we truly believe–and either by design or neglect have done nothing.

The admonition of Scripture is: “Be doers of the Word and not hearers only.” I pray that you would take these principles and stand with me as we put them into action. For the sake of our Savior our nation, our selves. [6b] It begins one person at a time.

It is when we respond in that manner that we will understand the truth of that Scripture passage on the Liberty Bell:

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof.”