I hope you enjoyed the quick peek of what is going on at Watson's Web
behind the password wall. This short open enrollment period was long
planned and thankfully went well. This site is a small one and one that
will remain so. I am not looking to enlarge it much. Keeping it small
has been good for me and I get a lot less annoying people writing me
with really negative attitudes and really ignorant diatribes dressed up
in misquoted scripture and false 'prophetic' words conjured up out
of someones own twisted mind.
I have decided to be obedient and one thing God has made clear to me in
the middle of 2013 was to stop casting pearls before the swine. I have
a unique gift from God, I know it but need to make sure it is used
where it will do the most good. Throwing pearls at swine is not wise
and I was doing that too much in the past. Why is it unwise? A pig does
not know the difference between a pearl and a rock. If you throw pearls
at a pig, he will only get mad at you and may charge at you because he
is too stupid to know the value of pearls because he thinks they are
rocks. I am not here to minister to pigs, but men and women who hunger
for truth and perspective in these times from a rock solid biblical
viewpoint. Let the pigs eat their slop.
I have ceased casting pearls before swine and because of that Watson's
Web will always be a private site. So many are you
are hoping and praying the site will come back in its free form. Forget
about it... it ain't gonna happen.
The free site sucked me dry spiritually and financially and I am not
going to do that again. Like all ministries they require money to
survive and if you think I am off go back into Acts and find out
how the early Church did it. Go back into the OT as well. This idea
that all ministers must be free and there is no responsibility on the
those being fed to support them financially is not of God. It is
nothing more than freeloading and that spirit is one of selfishness.
God tells us to give and instead, all most Christians do is take and
never give back.
Brothers, there is no Book of Leech in the Bible. I looked diligently
for it... it isn't there. So next time you are genuinely fed by a
ministry help them out. Help your brothers and sisters in need out,
help the persecuted, the homeless and the minister who is under fire
for telling you hard truths the powers of darkness don't want told.
Stop reading from the Book of Leech, open up your wallet and give to
Christians ministries who assist the poor, homeless and persecuted.
Give instead of only taking. That is the true spirit of Christ – GIVING
and LOVING. Did not God GIVE his only son for us as a sacrifice for our
sins. Did not Christ tell us it was more blessed to give than receive?
Stand up like men, take a stand for what is what is right and if you
have this worlds goods, help ministers on the front lines and put the
Book of Leech in the fireplace...
...just before you light it.
Profiles In Divine Accountability
The Book of Nahum is
probably best described as the successor book to Jonah. Both were
sent to the people of Nineveh, though Nahum was sent to the same
people that Jonah was sent to, his prophecy was about 150 years after
Jonah. Nahum gave this word of prophecy sometime between 663 and 612
BC, while Jonah's was between 793 and 753, BC. As we all probably
recall, when Jonah was sent there, the people eventually repented.
However, in the times of Nahum's prophecy, it appears clearly that
the people had gone back to their old ways. Nahum was a native of a
small village of Elkoshai, which was on the Galilee, though there is
some doubt about this. The Chaldee refer to him as Nahum of
Beth-Koshi which is now called Gibbon (more here).
Beyond this very scant information, there is little known about the
prophet or his life. Nahum's prophecy is different that any other in
that he calls it a 'book of the vision'. Unlike Jonah, Nahum probably
did not go to Nineveh but probably had this prophecy delivered there.
FYI, in those days, prophets were often called seers because they had
prophet begins with a vivid description of God's holy character, his
love of justice and his hatred of evil. The prophet speaks early of
one aspect of God's character that very few preachers, either
protestant or Catholic will discuss with any depth or regularity;
that being God's wrath, vengeance and justice on those who do and
continue to do evil.
burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. God
jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is
furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he
for his enemies. The LORD is
slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the
the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the
the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and
drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the
flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the
hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world,
and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and
who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out
like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The LORD is
good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that
trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end
of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. What do
ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction
shall not rise up the second time. For while they
folden together as
thorns, and while they are drunken as
drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
God of all things is jealous for his own glory and worship that is
due him. He must avenge for he is just. Those that continue to do
evil will face a God who will take them fully to task for their sins.
God is angry – this is not some computer that is calculating up
'bad deeds' against 'good deeds'. No, those who love and continue in
sin are going to get the full measure of a God who is not only just,
but very, very angry at all of this evil, especially in our most
troubled times. . He is indeed, slow to anger but... not forever. His
patience with our sins is not going to last forever. As the prophet
says, who can abide his anger? and goes on to describe God's
fury in typical prophetic style. Yet as usual, God shows another side
of his character in his prophets work, this time in the very name of
the Prophet which means to comfort or compassionate.
there is too much emphasis on the the mercy side of God's character
emphasis that exists to a heretical degree. I say
heretical because it is certainly true that God is full of mercy and
wholly desirous of forgiving people. The sacrifice of Christ on the
cross shows us all the lengths God will go to save mankind. But as
the prophet makes perfectly clear, the Lord “will not acquit the
wicked”. The people of Nineveh were given over to great wickedness
and Nahum was not sent with a 'feel good' message designed to be
popular amongst those whom the Lord was about to destroy.
Lesson of Divine Sovereignty
days we hear a lot about the sovereignty of nations. Yet in all of
the debate, the world has forgotten the ultimate sovereignty of God.
The world has seen many empires. From Akkad to Egypt, from Babylon to
Alexander, the Mongol's to Napoleon, God has seen them all rise and
fall. Nahum's prophecy is mostly about the fall of this Assyrian
Empire of which Nineveh was the capitol that had backslidden badly
since the repentance brought on by the preaching of Jonah.
tells his people that though the Ninevehites felt safe, evil would
is one come out of
thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor. Thus
saith the LORD; Though they be
quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he
shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee
no more. For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst
thy bonds in sunder.
world quiet here is an interesting word. Strongs concordance says
(literally or figuratively); especially friendly.
used by mistake for a name.): - full, just, made ready, peaceable,
perfect (-ed), quiet, Shalem [by mistake for a name], whole.
prophet says that even though every thing is quiet and secure,
perfect and peaceable, God was going to cut them down. The world
literally means to shave or sheer and the Prophet here appears to be
mirroring the exact same sentiment found in Isiah when the prophet
says regarding Assyria.
the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely,
by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the
hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
this cutting off appears to have a much deeper meaning as in Verse
14 the Lord says this -
the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that
no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut
off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for
thou art vile.
the prophet foretells of the utter destruction of the Assyrian power
and the Idols on which much of that power rested. What the Lord is
saying is very much in keeping with our own vernacular today, “God
was digging their grave for them'” The Assyrians had afflicted
God's people and the prophet proclaims a kind of Old Testament
'gospel' (good news) to Judah. Indeed, this passage is very similar
to the one cited by Paul In Romans 10:15 regarding the gospel.
upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that
publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows:
for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut
within this passage we see the two basic themes we see throughout
prophetic literature – Judgment upon those who refuse to repent.
This theme is constant and can be found in all the prophets; Old and
New Testament. You see, people know, deep down inside KNOW good from
evil and hell will be filled with those who adhered to the precepts
of folly and sin. Those who are wise and understand know do follow
after righteousness. But especially today, in these very last days we
find that people do not want to do right. Like the Assyrian idolaters
they were looking for a religion that validated their own sinful
behavior. This is why the devil has so many different religions, then
and now. He loves religious diversity and is the prime author of it.
He loves all religions except genuine Christianity. He does
not mind fake Christianity, the faux spirituality that exists in
these multi-million dollar pulpits across America. But today people
choose this kind of spiritually useless Christianity that makes no
moral demands on them, puts the stamp of approval on their evil deeds
and fills them with meaningless 'feel good' homilies on Sunday. But
people are also flocking to many eastern Religions, new religions and
even the occult, witchcraft and satanism. Why? The answer is so
simple, that most people won't want to believe it.
Christianity makes clearly written and understood moral and ethical
demands of people that most are not willing to comply with. So what
do they do? The are easily susceptible to the anti-Christian
propaganda pushed by the entertainment industry and seek out other
gods to satisfy their own lusts. In short they are looking for a
religion that makes no moral demands on them. They want their sin and
was speaking to the people of Nineveh about their idols, of which
there were clearly many of. The ancient world had many gods and you
could pick and choose them based on your own career, lusts, desires,
family, class and social standing. But those gods, like the
smörgåsbord religions of today don't do anything but guide you
happily into the kingdom of hell. The Lord is telling people then as
he is today just what he thinks about those idols and false religion.
yet for God's people we find a most important promise.
LORD is good, a
strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in
two of Nahum mostly just describes the method of her destruction. The
war and the fact that the rivers will play a role in her destruction.
gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be
dissolved. And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought
up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering
upon their breasts. But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water:
yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none
shall look back.
we note that the rivers (probably the Tigris on which the city rests)
were to be opened up and that the city was perhaps to become flooded
out. The meaning of Huzzab in this passage is not clear. Some
translations render it as as 'It is established' and others as a
personal name. The word is used 77 ties. It could also mean 'officer'
as it is rendered six times in the OT (1Ki_4:5, 1Ki_4:7, 1Ki_4:27,
1Ki_5:16, 1Ki_9:23, 2Ch_8:10). Here is what Strongs says about it.
primitive root; to station,
in various applications (literally or figuratively): - appointed,
deputy, erect, establish, X Huzzah [by mistake for a proper name],
lay, officer, pillar, present, rear up, set (over, up), settle,
sharpen, stablish, (make to) stand (-ing, still, up, upright), best
have thought it meant the queen of Nineveah (the wife of the king).
Here is what the JFB Commentary says.
name of the queen of Nineveh, from a Hebrew root implying that she
stood by the king (Psa_45:9),
[VATABLUS]. Rather, Nineveh personified as a queen. She who had long
stood in the most supreme prosperity. Similarly CALVIN. MAURER makes
it not a proper name, and translates, "It is established,"
or "determined" (compare Gen_41:32).
English Version is more supported by the parallelism.
note here is that the name Nineveh probably means the seat of Ishtar
and Nina was one
of the Babylonian Goddesses. She was the goddess of fertility and
sex, not unlike the Greco-Roman Goddess Venus.
in all of this fighting and chaos taking place the Lord utters his
voice and makes plain that he has indeed taken sides in this
I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her
chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions:
and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy
messengers shall no more be heard. Woe to the bloody city! it is all
full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; The noise of a
whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the
pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. The horseman lifteth up
both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a
multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none
end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: Because of the
multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress
of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and
families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith
the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and
I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and
will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall come to pass, that all
they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is
laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for
Lord here lays out the things that he hated about Nineveh and the
reasons why so great an evil had (will) befall(en) her. She was a
harlot, a good looking whore, but a 'ho just the same and notice,
notice how she sells nations and how the Lord did not overlook her
witchcrafts. Do not these prophetic utterances remind us of the Great
Harlot in Revelation? Well, brothers I think in the spiritual realm,
demonic stronghold is the exact same one.
He then asks the question about other fallen empires, Populous
(Thebes) Ethiopia and Egypt, who also were arrogant and thought they
were the most powerful thing in the universe. They were all
destroyed. God is reminding the Ninevites and
all of us of his divine sovereignty.
closing, Nahum's prophecy while not specifically directed at our
times and our nation specifically is an excellent parable for what
happens to nations when they grow in wickedness, chase after false
gods, become violent and bloody and dabble in witchcraft. No nation
is exempt from God's holy standards.
graveyard of history is strewn with the corpses of empires who
thought they were too powerful to be constrained, directed or
otherwise guided by God and were too self-righteous to accept his
correction and too wicked to understand the necessity for these
last verse I think is most interesting in that it shows you that
God's forbearance while long is not eternal. That their fall will be
something people will talk about for a long time and that God has
remembered Nineveh's continual wickedness.
no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the
bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not
thy wickedness passed continually?
the fall of Nineveh give we Americans the pause we need to consider
We will finish up the Book of
Zechariah soon, as there are two more installments that will be done
before it is done. Hopefully this will be done by years end.
Today we are going to talk briefly about being rejects. Those who
reject God and then become rejects.
I don't know about you but I don't want to be a reject in God's
kingdom. I don't want to be a rejected workman down here.
rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity
and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath
also rejected thee from being king. And Saul said unto Samuel, I have
sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy
words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. Now
therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I
may worship the LORD. And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with
thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath
rejected thee from being king over Israel. And as Samuel turned about
to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. And
Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from
thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is
better than thou.
To me, this is one of the saddest portions of scripture. Here we had
man, Saul, who was chosen and anointed by God to lead his people in a
very special role, wind up through rebellion and hardness of heart,
throwing it all away and becoming a reject. He was once raised high,
and then was brought low. One of Saul's problems? It is pointed out
right there in the verse and comes right out of Saul's own lips.
"I feared the people, and obeyed their voice"
Fear of the people and giving heed to the popular notions
were what got Saul off track. Did the Lord tell him to fear the
people's vice and obey it? Did he not tell him to Fear the Lord and
obey the word of the Lord? What is more, Saul's repentance and
confession appear less than genuine. Samuel the prophet and Saul never
met again (1 Sam 15:35), though Samuel did go and with Saul before the
people just after he made this most tragic pronouncement to the king.
This was probably more out of pure statecraft than any belief in Saul's
sudden and self-interested 'repentance' as Samuel did not want to
the king in public before the people and nobles. But this was not the
first time Saul had messed up. This was a constant pattern in his life,
God would issue a commandment and Saul would find a way to wriggle out
of it and please the people (1Sam 13:11).
This is a pattern of behavior that clearly displeased the Lord. Saul
was trying to please the crowds rather than God. He wanted to obey the
crowds, rather than the Lord. This is the pattern we saw with Saul, who
was to lead God's people in the early days of the Israelite Monarch and
it is the pattern we still see today with men who are in the Pulpit who
would rather preach a worldly friendly sermon or speech rather than the
whole counsel of God. God is no more pleased with the kinds of
compromise and rebellion then, as today. When such behavior gets to be a
pattern with people or Church leaders, they eventually, like Saul, lose
their anointing. And you know what? When that happens they do not
always know it has happened. They just keep on preaching with no
anointing and no 'power' from the Lord.
Today we have seen many Churches and preachers give in to the will of
the people. They listen to the world and 'fear the people' or fear the
loss of revenues for being unpopular and then they compromise God's
commandments. Sadly more and more this has been par for the course and
why I think the Church in America has lost its spiritual relevance and
is becoming a confused and contradictory mass of self interested
leaders who are no longer led by the Spirit of God. It may still have
some social relevance but that was never the primary purpose of the
Church, it was to be a body of called out (Ikklesia) people who were
dedicated to and were the distinct property of God through Christ.
bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
But today we see the 'Saul Syndrome' in far too many places and that
particular disease always
leads to divine rejection.
The way to become a reject is to worry more about what people think
that by what God thinks and more importantly, commands. Weather it be on
the major doctrinal issues that are facing the Church, like
Homosexuality or Marriage/Divorce or service to the poor. The Church, including
and particularly its leaders and its parishioners need to find out
exactly what God has already revealed
about these matters and stop
trying to bend things to fit a crowd pleasing clergy. parishioners and an 'on its way to perdition' world. That is what got
Saul into such trouble.
Worry about what God thinks - Let the world's opinion of you take care
of itself because when all is said and done, the only opinion that is
going to matter in the least, is the opinion of the Great Judge who shall judge all
men according to the word of God.
we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man
shall do unto me.
Let us be acceptable to God by accepting his Lordship and we do that by
obeying his commandments, not bending with or for the whims of men.
Brothers, this is one reason why I can be a little controversial on
some things and get some folks a little upset when I encroach into
their comfort zones. I am not a man pleaser and I never will be. I am
not one of these bought and paid for milksops who sit in the pulpit
year in and year out making six figures and aligning my message to the
worlds value system. It is men like that that are destroying the Church
in America and the west.
I could make a mint off of this site if, I as one billionaire told me
I 'ditch the God stuff' or be less biblical on key issues facing
the times. But I have a job to do and it is not kissing the world's
backside as Saul did. It is to stand firm for Christ and not compromise
the word for any man or human institution. If I err, it is not out of
rebellion or moral cowardice, but just plain old human failing.
May God see to it that all of you are accepted on the great day and not
rejected!! - PDF version of this can be found here
Thankful This Thanksgiving
That I may publish with the voice of
thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
I want to thank all of my readers who over this year extended their
support to this work/ministry. I am deeply humbled and full of
greatfulness that many of you have stepped up to the plate and given
your support to this vital if usual ministry. You are very much
appreciated and I thank God, here and now for each of you. Your grace
and kindness shall not be forgotten. I want to also thank God for
taking care of me these many long years at the keyboard. Many, many
souls have come to God and others have had their eyes opened as to the
dangerous times we are living in in light of God's holy word.
I thank God for my health and that I have a home to live in and food to
eat. I could be living in Iraq, traumatized like many of my brethren in
Christ who have lost everything and now face a winter without heat and
adequate clothing. In your prayers of thanksgiving, please lift up
these people before God. I thank God he has been gracious to me.
I am truly thankful for all of God's bountiful blessings and the deep
and abiding love he has shown me. I ask all of you to thank God in this
way as well. None of us know what a year may bring forth and one thing
I know that really gets the Lord upset with his people and that is a
spirit of ingratitude... that and the spirit of strife and hypocrisy
uttered by someone who claims to love God. Here is what the Psalmist
unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call
upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt
glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to
declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy
mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind
thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and
hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and
thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy
brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son. These things hast thou
done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an
one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before
thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in
pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth
me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the
salvation of God.
So this thanksgiving show God that you are thankful for all you have
and honor him by obeying his commandments and doing all you can to
stand in Christ in this evil day. Let none of us be like those describe
above, whose hands drip in innocent blood, who lie, steal and set
brother against brother, all the while claiming to be a Christian. Such
men are a stench in the nostril of God and a dung heap in his eye. So
brothers, let us give thanks to God with a humble and pure heart, not
one that is full of adultery, slander, lies and hate. Keep yourself
free from the evils described above - do those things God asks
you to do. Be thankful for such things as you have and do not covet
anything that is not yours and that God has not given to you. But give
thanks for those things we do have brother! Give thanks!
will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with
thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or
bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be
glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. For the LORD heareth the
poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Let the heaven and earth praise
him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
Let us all Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
(Col 4:2) and always remember that our source is not our jobs,
retirement plans, Social Security checks, Annuities or bank accounts.
Our ultimate source is God who made all things.
The heavens are thine, the earth also
is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded
So let us give thanks to God and not utter anything perverse before God
like thanking God for a job that steals from the poor, or kills
innocent people, or throws widows out of their homes or telling lies to
set brother against brother. Such prayers are an abomination. Rather,
let us make do with less if these are the things our employers are
asking of us. God knows how to take care of his own. As it is written...
...Let every one that nameth the name
of Christ depart from iniquity.
Thanks to all of you who have helped out here this year and may God
richly bless each of you in ways that you had never even considered and
may your cup overflow with God's bounty!!
O all flesh, before the LORD:
for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
Today, I want
to exhort my readers to pray for some of the troubles in the world
today. They are many and they are severe. Right now, I think the most
dangerous trend in our world today comes on two fronts. One is the
Desire by many in the US foreign policy establishment to foment chaos
and death in order to reshape the globe (the shaking of the kingdoms)
for the arrival of the Antichrist system. The other is the desire by an
increasingly powerful group of men and women in politics and science to
develop ways to reduce the human population and using bioengineering.
We need to pray against these evil spirits that are guiding humanity
into its own destruction.
Brothers, while I spend much time outlining many secular matters, I do
so because very few are really covering them with any depth. Many just
recite the latest article from the popular conspiracy site. They won't
go into any deeper research or background to get to the real threat. It
is easy to pass on a few hot links and stoke up fear, it is quite
another to figure out what is really happening, why and then put it in
light of Bible prophecy or just plain old common sense, which these
days is not all that common.
I ask that all of you continue to pray for Church leaders, Orthodox,
Catholic and Protestant. Many are under assaults like never before,
many are having a very difficult time. Pastor
is still a major problem
and attacks from various groups and
political entities are still very real and prevalent. Then you have
those who push false doctrines in Church leadership as well as too
often, sin in the pulpit.
Church leaders who are truly born again and walking with Christ often
have to fight a battle on three fronts, they have to deal with errant
and disruptive parishioners and those who have the spirit of 'murmur'.
They they have to deal often with Church higher ups who foisted
doctrines of devils on them. Like forcing them to accept unrepentant
sinners into the congregation and to cease preaching about God's
judgment on these sins. Godly men in the pulpit are under assault as
never before. In Mesopotamia they are also dealing with Churches that
have been leveled, parishioners who have lost loved ones to the
terrorists, many are homeless, shocked even catatonic as to what is
happening to them. Many often run the pastor and overwhelm him, not
realizing that he too may have just lost everything, especially if he
lives in a Church that was just leveled.
Brothers in Christ, I enjoin you to pray for those pastors who are
truly following after God and who teach those things that are contained
in the scriptures without compromise or fear. I ask you to lift them up
for many of your better ones are under assault. They may not share the
things they are going through, but many are having a very hard time at
I also ask that you lift up the Christians in North Korea, many of whom
nations maze of state prison camps
gave detailed testimony on her treatment in the North Korean prison
system to the United States House of Representatives in 2002. In her
statement she said, "I testify that most of the 6,000 prisoners who
were there when I arrived in 1987 had quietly perished under the harsh
prison conditions by the time I was released in 1992." ny other former
prisoners, including Kang Chol-hwan and Shin Dong-hyuk, gave detailed
and consistent testimonies on the human rights crimes in North Korean
According to the testimony of former camp guard Ahn Myong Chol of Camp
22, the guards are trained to treat the detainees as sub-human, and he
gave an account of children in one of the camps who were fighting over
who got to eat a kernel of corn retrieved from cow dung.
The North Korean prison camp facilities can be distinguished into large
internment camps for political prisoners (Kwan-li-so in Korean) and
reeducation prison camps (Kyo-hwa-so in Korean). - Wikipedia
Keep in mind that Christians are very
part of those being rounded up and sent to these camps
. So I exhort
you to pray for your brethren in Christ who are being tortured
for Christ and imprisoned for their faith. I also ask you to pray for
North Korea's leadership. Right now, as I posted last week their seems
to be some doubt as to who is actually running the country as its
leader vanished from public and many have surmised that his sister is
now the de-facto leader of the nation. So I ask you to pray for North
I also ask you to pray for China's Christians as well as those from
Hong Kong. Each are being severely persecuted by Chinese Authorities.
We are not hearing about it as US intelligence officials are hiding
from the people as the Obama administration does not want any narrative
that puts Christians in a sympathetic light. But the CIA is acutely
aware of the situation and has to remain mum. There are many problems
here that I cannot get into but I will say that these Christians
really, really need your prayer. Many just don't know just how
threatened they are until they get picked up. Remember, Chinese
censorship is pervasive and effective. They also have many methods to
draw Christians out into the open to identify, round up and persecute.
Many are just not, for lack of a better word, 'hip' to the devil and
his wiles. Pray that God gives these Christians wisdom and wise/Godly
leadership in their Churches.
I also ask you to pray for one reader here named 'Sharon' (NHRN) who I
mentioned before as having a brain occlusion. Please I beseech you to
lift her up in prayer. I ask you to pray for some of my older readers
who are getting up there in years. I ask that you lift them up as well.
So that you know, Gary whom I asked that you pray for did not get
the job he was hoping for and must remain on Capitol Hill for the time
being. I ask you to pray for all of the other readers here who are
having family issues, there are more than a few, marital issues, in-law
issues, (grown up) kids issues, I often don't post them as I have not
asked permission to do so, but I do get these things in my inbox
from time to time and want you to pray for your brothers in Christ who
are going through some serious issues.
Finally, I ask you all to pray for me. I am doing well. I am in good
health and good spirits and things are rather quiet around here... and
I thank you in advance for lifting up all of these issues,
And They Believed Not
Do you know one of
the things that really shocks me today? I am going to tell you. It is
the fact that so many Christians do not believe God while claiming to
believe God. I posted a short little piece last week on cheap grace. I
think the topic is of extreme importance to those who wish to get into
the kingdom. Cheap grace will not save souls, but it will make you feel
wonderful while on your way to the other place. A deep dedication to
Christ and obedience to him and his word are the only way to get into
the kingdom. I think we must understand that in the kingdom, there is a
King and the King demands honor and obedience. Any person who claims to
have been saved by Grace will earnestly
desire to please God and obey his word because the Holy Spirit
in him will instill that desire into his spirit. They will begin to
discern the times, they will seek after righteousness with a pure heart
and deep determination. They will be doers of the word and not hearers
only. This latter group is the one that hears and obey's God.
They are the his sheep. The looks over them and protects them. Even
through trials and tribulations, he is with them to the end.
Today it is rather
lonely being one of Christ's true sheep. We are a small and dwindling
number. This is for many reasons, false doctrines, false teachers,
false shepherds, false religious institutions, false conversions, false
brethren and all of these have one source, the father of all
falsehoods, the devil. Because the devil is such a master at lies, he
can and does fool most Christians. He can fool them with the same basic
formula of falsehood and rebellion that got Adam ensnared in the Garden.
When God makes us a
promise, or gives us a commandment, there is one thing of which you can
be certain just as soon as you hear God's word- the devil will come in
and call God a liar. He will use human reasoning, human weaknesses and
failings, he will use lust, lies and one of this favorite tools,
confusion. Satan knows how to use these tools and he does so with
extreme skill. It is our job as Christians to understand that our enemy
is wiley, knows our weak points, is very persistent and has a
very high success rate. This is one of the key things all of us need to
be aware of as we move through these last days, that the devil is busy
and that he will find ways to trip us up and lead us away from the path
that God has clearly set before us. This is why we need to be especially
careful about religious leaders, pastors and priests who try and
downplay, negate, or otherwise lead us away from the express
commands of God. In each and every instance they are doing the work
of the devil.
Brothers, I write
this very short message to you today to let you know that your faith
and obedience are the key targets of your enemy. It is why the
two most potent forces today in our world that are growing by leaps and
bounds are targeting Christians. Those forces are secular humanism and
Islamic fanaticism. Each has Christianity and Christians firmly in
their cross-hairs. Each are merely extensions of the world's systems
which are under the control of the evil one. He has two agenda's. The
lie he tells his followers, and the real agenda which is to attack
Christ and his people. If you ever want to know why groups like the
freemasons hide the real meaning and intentions of its work from the
outside world and even its own initiates, it is because it is modeled
after the devils ways. He is a deceiver and he lures people into these
organizations with false symbols and false meanings for its symbols and
purposes. Then as they progress, they learn that what they knew before
was all a lie or perhaps more accurately half the truth designed
specifically to misdirect them from the wickedness they want to hide.
This is how the devil systems always work. It is deceitful beyond
measure. It is why in our news reporting, key facts are sanitized (that
is the official word for it) out of reporting. The whole truth must be
withheld so that deceit and control can be maximized. Why? The key is
always to get mankind to move away from God and towards rebellion
against him. This is the devils MO and once you internalize this, few
things going on in the news today will be a surprise to you.
We cannot make the
kinds of mistakes that others made when they disbelieved God and
refused to move as he commanded them to. Brothers, this is said for all
of you, for those who have walked this walk for many years and those of
you who are relatively new, we must believe God. Look what happened to
Moses when he disobeyed the Lord.
the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to
sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall
not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. (Num
Moses lack of faith, probably
more out of anger and frustration with the the people of the Lord cost
him a visit into the promised land
when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the
land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment
of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his
Again we see the pattern of disbelief. Here it
lead to rebellion.
the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against
Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel; Because they believed not in God, and trusted not
in his salvation:
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: But murmured
in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
And for this cause
God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but
had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Unbelief is a
little more than must a mental exercise brothers. It is connected up
with action or inaction based upon the commandments and promises of
God. The theme is a constant one in scripture from the days of Moses
right into the New Testament. Unbelief is what got Eve to listen to the
serpent, it is what Israel did when she stopped listening to and
believing in God and it is what the Church more and more is doing when
they ignore God's clear commandments, admonitions and make up their own
rules. “We don't need scripture we have been given a new revelation”
or as the Pope makes reference to in his search for Sodom and perpetual
adultery (marrying another when there was no scriptural grounds for
divorce (see Matt
19:9ff), makes reference to the 'surprise of God'. What is this
surprise he is waiting to reveal to us? Who knows, perhaps some demon
has whispered in the Pope's ear and he believed the spirit. The point
here is a very important one and something I touched on in my paper on
Malachi. Even the priests were slack, in Ezekiel, they were abominable.
This is where the modern Church is heading and many denominations and
branches have already arrived.
What is the
fundamental problem? Unbelief. They did not believe God and a demon
spirit whispered in their ear “yeah, hath God said...” Once one
gives heed to the serpent, evil follows. The devils promises are all
lies, or in most instances, like that in the garden a carefully
constructed mostly lie. You see this is I think one of the key problems
today and why so many Christians are clueless in this new satanic age.
The devil told Eve that she would be like God, knowing both good and
evil. There there was a smidgen of truth in that statement, but not in
the way the devil had carefully phrased his satanic sermon. She became
like God in knowing both good and evil, but she would not become God or
a god, she would just know evil and know it in an upfront and personal
way. This is how the devil works. He draws people in with lust ambition
or some other desire and pulls them into error. He knows how to put as
much truth as possible into his sermons to deceive us. I do not want to
digress here too much but I think this is pertinent to the Church who
is living in an enormously deceptive age.
We must guard our
minds against the world's propaganda. Brothers, the sooner we realize
that the devil rules the airwaves, the cable channels and increasingly
the internet, the sooner we will be able to spot the devils work and
his efforts to control our minds and our thinking patterns. In
governments and in the world generally, his efforts have already pretty
much succeeded. In the Church today? This is the devil primary target
now, the Church the Middle East with persecution (Islam) but in the
west it is much more subtle. They key tools being used against it by
Satan and US intelligence services are these.
-Subversion of key Church leaders
-Subversion of key doctrines of the faith to the satanic
point of view.
-A constant attack on the bibles veracity using pop-science
elevating satan's lies as hard incontrovertible scientific truth.
-A constant attack on Christians as being socially
-Insinuation that Christians are not fit
for certain jobs.
I am giving you all
a preview of the future. This is the future and it is already
happening. They key here is to get us all to start doubting God and the
principles of the faith, by which is the only way mankind can be saved.
It it were not, there would not be such violent and consistent attacks
against it from India to Pakistan, to Iraq, to Syria to Egypt to North
Korea, to Saudi Arabia... just to name a few.
Around the word we
are under attack and no more is the sanctuary of the Church a place of
protection and refuge from satan and his wicked leadership. The church
too has become a key battleground, many having already fallen to the
enemy. Many will fall via financial pressure that is sure to come
against Churches. We saw the very first warning flare for this when the
Obama administration attempted to force Christians to pay for
contraceptive coverage and compel doctors to perform them with
Obamacare. They will find another tact to force Christians further into
apostasy and sin. But I will let you in on a secret, I have never liked 501c3
status for Churches. When a Church obtains this status, it is true
that the tax benefits can be enormous, but it is also true that one a
Church signs those papers, she is then incorporated into the state and
must follow the states dictates. To incorporate means to become part
of the same body (Corpus = body). Contract must be signed, When a
Church accepts articles of incorporation, it means that it is now part
of the state. To make a long story short, she has divided loyalties.
Part to the state and part to God. Yet what does Christ tell us through
the Holy Spirit. Does he not tell us to be separate (2Cor 6:17)?
If you incorporate yourself into the world system, you are not separate
from it and this is one of the real problems of American Christianity.
Listen up, once the state gets an 'in' into the Church it now has
serious power over it. Here the Church as erred. Why? Because they believed not. They did
not believe that God was making a spiritual entity that was set up outside
of the state with a different Lord, King and master and brothers, this
is why the world hates us so!! This is the spirit of Antichrist, they
deny the father and the son. We Christians acknowldge them both and
that is why there will always be enmity between the seed of God and the
seed of satan. This enmity began in the garden brothers, this is
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and
her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
We have no business
as a body of believers getting into bed with the devil and his imps. We
must believe God and what he says about our status as believers and
cease seeking to court the love of this world while betrothed to
Christ. Here I think this author summed up this whole concept very
well. You see This concept was outlined in the old prophets as well.
Israel of often erred in the same way.
But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband! They
give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers,
and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy
whoredom. And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth
thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no
reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary. Wherefore, O
harlot, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy
filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy
whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations,
and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast
taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them
round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them,
that they may see all thy nakedness. And I will judge thee, as women
that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee
blood in fury and jealousy. And I will also give thee into their hand,
and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy
high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take
thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. They shall also bring
up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and
thrust thee through with their swords. And they shall burn thine houses
with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women:
and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also
shalt give no hire any more. So will I make my fury toward thee to
rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and
will be no more angry. Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy
youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy
way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou
shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
A different article
on this topic can be found
Brothers, we don't
understand just how seriously God looks upon these whoredoms. What is
the Church doing giving herself in a legally binding agreement to
become part of another body (the government) in her articles of 501(c)3
incorporation? I will tell you. She is committing spiritual whoredom
and she is well paid for it too!! What is the underlying problem here.
Simple, they believe not that God has betrothed the Church unto
Christ. They do believe that there are significant monetary
incentives to incorporating with the state.
Old and Still faithful
Let us contrast
those that 'believe not' with those who maintain their faith, even when
the outward evidence seems to tell us we may have missed God. Look at
Abraham. He had to wait until old age to finally get a child. God
promised him one when he was young, and then he was old and God still
had not fulfilled his promise. Abraham could have given up, but would
have lost out on God's promise. Abraham was not only believing God, he
was faithful unto God while waiting on his promise.
That is why the scripture says of Abraham.
what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto
him for righteousness.
as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it
was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of
Do you want to be
called God's Friends? Two things are required. You have to obey his
voice and trust him him fully. FULLY. Because there is a point in many
professing Christians walk where the the big choice comes in. It is not
at the beginning of the walk, it always comes after a few years. It
comes when there is a major sacrifice that must be made for Christ, a
commandment we do not want to obey, or a pattern of life that we want
to have or emulate that we know is forbidden to us. For most they will
deceive their own selves about their walk and say to themselves that
God 'understands' or that we have a 'special dispensation' from faith
and obedience to God, or some other lie that the evil one will put into
their hearts and minds. Let me tell you what happens in each and every
One of two things,
they eventually apostatize or they become an enemy of the cross within
the tabernacle. Are there any example of this in the scripture? This
may not be the best one, but it nevertheless is relevant here.
Jezebel in the book
of Revelation on woman who called herself a prophetess was seducing
people into sin.
I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman
Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my
servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto
idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she
The Church at
Thyatira was doing very well and had a wonderful report from the Lord.
Yet he has this thing against them, they had someone in their midst who
was getting his people to commit fornication and to eat things
scarified to idols. She had a whole different program from what the
Lord was expecting from his people. She was leading them people to sin
God is not pleased
with these things brothers, He is not. But this is the typical pattern
I have observed for a long time. Many go in the saved doorway, but
later they go aside, some were probably never saved in the first place
others probably were sincere in their walk at first, but when they
realized how hard it was, they do one of two things, apostatize or
rationalize their sins and errors.
Now when these
rationalizers get into positions of leadership in the Church (think of
Jezebel above) there is a serious problem and this is what may have
been one of the warnings that Christ was making to the Church of
Thyatira. The pattern of satanic deceit is plain in the passage –
spiritual seduction (she called herself a prophetess) leading to sin
and rebellion. Who do you believe, the seducer or Christ?
sisters, I pass this message on to you so that you can understand a key
aspect to our times and the Church. The devil has made significant
inroads into many of Churches and denominations. For many he made them
many decades ago. However, the level of subversion has not been fully
revealed to the flock, but freemasonry, sodomy and even satanism lurks
in many Christian denominations. This great falling away we are seeing
is part of a major stratagem concocted by Satan to do one thing – get
Christians to doubt, and later renounce their faith and allegiance to
Christ. Couple this with what else I think is coming. Yet another major
scientific onslaught to challenge the Bible and its authenticity. But
here I would look for a major religious figure to begin or
support such an attack in a highly deceptive manner.... (continues here)
(Watson's Web is still going strong.
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In These Times
Brothers, These are indeed trying
times. I know... I have to read all of the bad news and see a hundred
stories before I post a couple. Things are bad for many, especially our
brethren in Christ. But I want to offer all of my readers hear a kind
word of exhortation, that all you keep your lamps burning - so that you
have light to see in these ever darkening day. You need light to see
and your eyes open. I know those of you who come here and are insiders
are doing all you can to do just that. My only word to each of you is
to not let the times and the evils we see drain your spirit, make you
angry, bitter or to start to lash out at things we do not fully
It is easily to get mad at the President, or Boehner or Putin or our
Congressman, but we do not have all the facts. We do not know some of
the things going on behind the scenes that are hidden from us. A bank
that is ready to crash, a terrorist plot that is just barely foiled or
a terrorist attack that succeeds but is hidden from the people and is
reported as an 'accident'. We just do not have enough information to be
too hard... so hard on leaders that we begin to hate them. We must also
not be misled by others whose sole job seems to be to spread panic and
Let us rest in our God who knows the end from the beginning and who
understands all. We as Christians in our times must have our priorities
right. We must have our minds and hearts set on the Kingdom of Heaven.
This requires a complete and total redirection of our energies and
personal priorities. But in it all, we must have faith, joy, love and
not catch the spirit of Pharisee-ism that is all too common in the
attitude of others.
As I look around the word everyday, I give thanks that I can still do
the work God has called me to do. That I have my health, have a home to
live in, food to eat. Yes, I give thanks to God for those things...
things too many of us take for granted. When we have these things
brothers and see the things that are happening to our world, we must
learn to be content with our portion in this life. That is one of the secrets to a joyful life
Contentment - to keep ones personal priorities out
of the daily rat race, the
constant search for more wealth, a better job, a better spouse, a
sexier this or a a tighter that. These are the distractions that
ultimately claim men's souls.
Brothers I know this is one theme many don't like me to talk about but
I am going to bring it up again. Cease to be overly concerned with your
worldly status, your income, your job or the fact that you don't have
this or cannot afford that. Why do I say this? Because these are the
hooks of Mammon. The time has arrived for us to decide if we serve
Christ or Mammon; God or the devil, truth or illusion. Because Christ
told us in no uncertain terms that you cannot serve God and mammon.
No servant can serve two masters: for
either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold
to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. And
the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
What God is making plain here is that you cannot serve both. There is no way
. So you have to
choose. You MUST choose. This is not at all unlike the Choice Joshua
made many centuries ago.
therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and
put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the
flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto
you to serve the LORD, choose you this
day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers
served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will
serve the LORD.
The question of service - Whom do you serve? What do you serve? Note
the reaction of the Pharisee's to Christ's words, they derided and
scoffed at him. But this is the reaction you would expect from those
whose first love is Mammon. They were were not hearing it. Why? They
(servants) of mammon
. Now let us get this straight. What Christ is not
saying is that we should not
work or make a living, the NT is clear about those who are too lazy to
and refuse to work. No, what Christ is talking about is a person who
serves mammon and is seeking the rewards of mammon, the riches, status
and worldly protection that such service brings to its slaves.
What Christ is laying out to us is a sense of priorities; what we do
and do not do - what is the purpose of it? Is it to serve God or
mammon? Are we working extra hours that should be spent in other Godly
responsibilities in order to get more money a better position, a
nicer this or a better that? What are your REAL priorities. I
have found that the way people deal with money is the best and truest
reveler of their character. Give someone some money and you will see
just what kind of person you are dealing with, a thrifty, wise and
giving person or a selfiish, greedy, person who within a few months
will have nothing left of it. It shows you a level of personal and
spiritual maturity. Do you see someone who is no good with money?
Chances are almost certain that it is not really the money that is the
issue but deep character flaws, usually in the self-control and
personal integrity category. In short, you can tell a real Christian
from a false one by the way he spends his time and money. Does he give
to help his Church, the persecuted the poor, or is he dropping nearly
$300 a month on cable and another $200 a month on golf and only has
excuses and even gets angry when it comes time to give to ministry? Do
you see what I mean? Money reveals all. This site is not going to die because of
these kinds of believers who have the 'mammon and pleasure first'
The cares of this life are a distraction, if you believe Christ - here
is what he said about the ones who fall away from the faith.
And these are they
which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and
the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts
of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh
What happens to the unfruitful trees? After a period of time, if they
do not bear fruit, it gets cut down (see Luke 13::7ff
). This is why I
exhort all of you to be content with
such things as you have
your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Thank God for them, be industrious in your work but let it be just what
it should be, merely away to support yourself and your family. Your
primary focus must be Christ. Once you have been truly born again, you
will never really want to go back to the rat race. I know that is what
I did when I returned to The Lord I had to get out of the military, the
global war and death machine that I saw as targeting only dark-skinned
poor people and always had an excuse to war and at the time I was
serving was seriously contemplating putting people in the military in
UN uniform I had to get out of system I saw clearly as being
increasingly anti-Christ in nature. I knew I had to leave and it was
surely time to go. Many lost souls do not and can never understand that
and you know what? I am not asking them to. I do not and will not
answer to them, I answer to Christ. I kind of feel like Mr. Best who
said this in his personal testimony.
this time in my walk before the Lord, I had taken a job on the East
Coast with a major corporation as AVIATION MANAGER and CHIEF PILOT. One
day as we were putting the aircraft to bed in the hanger, I went back
to check the baggage compartment to make sure all of the executives had
their luggage off. As I was returning up the isle of the cabin, I
stopped dead in my tracks. I HAD TO LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND, I HAD TO GO,
AND GO NOW, and I COULD NOT LOOK BACK AT ALL. I HAD TO LEAVE, AND LEAVE
AT ONCE, AND SEARCH OUT THE TRUTH OF IT ALL. I quit that very day, and
I never LOOKED BACKED. I had no job to go to, but my wife and I had
bought a cornfield and small wood lot to build on in the future.
We found a small trailer,
hauled it onto the land, put in a well and septic system and moved to
Wisconsin. The move was made in the fall. The Lord had all of this
preplanned; though I was not aware of that fact at that point in time.
The purchase of the land in Wisconsin was under unheard of conditions,
allowing us great flexibility and low, low payments and interest. The
LORD KNEW we would need it to survive. I did not know it at the time,
but I had obeyed the LORD’S COMMANDS REGARDING TURNING OUR BACK UPON
MAMMON in order to SEARCH OUT THE LORD. I was obeying TWO AREAS that
are totally LOST UPON THE MODERN CHURCH, and DENIED BY THE MODERN
CHURCH - Personal Testimony Of Stewart Best
This is exactly what I was seeing and feeling back them. I left the AF
and did not know where I would wind up, but eventually got a great Job
at one of the world's top accounting firms making decent if not great
money. I found a home though I deeply resisted buying it. But the Lord
was clear.... "buy a house"
So I did, I got a loan with no money down with a great rate and that is
where I live today, Praise the Lord! If you obey God I am here to
testify that God will
work things out for you. That is why I tell each of you
now. If you put Christ first really and truly first
in ALL things
, family, work, finances, free time, etc and live
for the Gospel, he will look out for you in ways you could never
Therefore take no thought, saying, What
shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be
clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek
ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take
thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil
Was it hard for me to leave the AF without a job? Yes. Did I know I had
to do it? Yes. Did things work out far better for me than if I stayed
in... even from a worldly perspective? Almost certainly. If I remained
in Germany, which is where I wanted to stay, I would have been in
rebellion, such a rebellion taking place right after I just finally
re-connecting with Christ and my long lost faith. I was not about to do
that. Furthermore, I knew it was a test. I passed. How do I know? I
obeyed the voice of the Lord. But I will let you in on a little secret.
I probably should never have re-upped the last time I did in the AF. I
knew it was a mistake but I did it anyway out of greed and fear of the
future but at the time of my re-enlistment, I was not walking with God.
The lesson here is that faith is more than a notion! It sometimes
requires sacrifice (ask Abraham!) and heading into strange places
without any visible means of support just because the Lord has
ordained it. If you want the rewards of faith, you must be willing to walk the walk
I did not
say talk the talk
In closing, the times of men like me watching on the internet may not
be here for much longer. Many Christians take us for granted. That
could change soon. There are powerful forces around who are doing what
they can to kill the message and the primary target is American
Christians. They mean business. I mean six feet under
business. That is all I feel lead to say right now. That is why I
always ask for your prayers and protection. I am on more than a few
people's radars who want to do away with this work... permanently.
Thus, this watchman has been careful of late, going private and picking
and choosing those whom I will minister to, leaving those with an
inverted sense of priorities to work those priorities out... outside
site. Because if a person feels I should make all of my work free so
that I can sustain their HBO and NFL habits, I don't want them hanging
around here. Let them decide that giving to help the poor, the
persecuted, missionaries and God's watchmen and prophets is where they
should be spending their money. Not funding the digitization
. I know how hard it is to make the break. I did it
sometime ago but never regretted it. I thought I would but I don't. I
can still watch TV with Roku and not have give a sizable portion of my
very meager income to Hollywood. There are ways to avoid the devils
imps and redirect your income. Please I am not talking about ANYONE
reading this now who are insiders, but to outsiders to whom this
particular piece in some form will soon be available.
Keep me in your prayers and I ask that you keep one of my readers whom
I will refer to as Gary in prayer. He is looking for a job outside of
the DC maze and is being considered for a job down south. Please pray
for 'Gary' (not his real name).
God bless all of you who love our Lord, Jesus Christ