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Friday, 25 March 2011

Uganda Government bans reflexology

FIRST READ: Ugandan Christians are not sensitised about reflexology

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2010/04/ugandan-christians-are-not-sensitised.html


Government bans reflexology


http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/1132726/-/c3e1gwz/-/index.html


The Monitor,Friday, March 25 2011

The government has ordered the closure of all reflexology centres in the country until further notice. Addressing journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala yesterday, the Health Minister, Dr Stephen Mallinga, also directed KCC and other urban councils to stop licensing reflexology clinics forthwith.

“The law enforcement agencies are hereby directed to take appropriate action where anybody breaches this directive,” he said.
Dr Mallinga said the ministry’s attention was drawn to the issue by the sustained and aggressive advertisements on nearly all print and electronic media in Kampala and other upcountry towns by those offering complimentary medicine, especially reflexology.

The art

“The group holds frequent radio and televisions programmes where they discuss issues in such a way that gives the impression that theirs is a far more superior advance to conventional medicine,” he said. “Many unsuspecting people could have been misled by this unfortunate development.”

Reflexology is an ancient physical technique of applying pressure to reflex points of the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.

Dr Mallinga said reflexology should not be relied on for medical help. “Available literature clearly advises that reflexology is limited to complementing medicine as an adjunct to medical treatment and not a replacement for it,” said the minister.

Lack of training

Dr Mallinga added that even where reflexology is offered as complimenting medicine, most of those providing the service have not received formal training.
“In countries where reflexology is appropriately practiced, training in reflexology takes at least one year leading to an award of a diploma,” he said.

The minister said a survey carried out in and around Kampala in March 2010 by the joint professional council of the Ministry of Health, found that reflexology centres were being managed by people who had not attained any formal training in the art.
Currently, there is no accredited reflexology training school in the country.
Dr Mallinga said the survey found that practitioners of reflexology use medical diagnostic tools and carry out medical investigations which they have no formal knowledge to do.

“The reflexology practitioners claim to treat all ailments including cancers, a misinformation which delays patients seeking appropriate medical care, subsequently leading to avoidable complications and sometimes death,” he said.

Dr Mallinga said all qualified health practitioners must have valid annual practising licences. He advised patients to seek medical help if they have an urgent problem.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Formidable Walls

Formidable Walls

Bro.Danny MacDowell

You have entered into that great walled City of your own volition. Ignorantly perhaps, but no one forced your captivity. You have eaten most gratefully from your master's table, but your master is not Christ. The stones of that walled city are the doctrines and celebrations of men and the organizations that have lain them securely in place----stone upon stone, doctrine upon doctrine, but these builders have walled the city from the inside outward. They have built gates that swing but one way so that you may easily enter but escape is difficult. The only escape for you is to DIG THROUGH the wall. You stand on one side of the wall, but the Word of God and the doctrines of the Apostles are waiting for you outside the wall. It is far more comfortable for you INSIDE the wall. You are not tempted to dig through the wall because every man must dig through alone, and upon reaching the other side, you must STAND alone. The watchmen of the wall will beckon you to return----some will succumb to their beckoning because their knees quake at the prospect of the wilderness they must now traverse. If you find your way to that great road map called the New Testament, you will be fully equipped for the journey. From time to time you will be tempted to return for Babylon and Egypt will not give up easily.
Some of you have become prisoners of your denominations and organizations. You are willful captives. You well deserve your fate. Some of you are confused and questioning your residence. It seems comfortable in its familiarity, but something is not right. Dogmas and constraints seem beyond your ability to conform. You struggle constantly against that which you know is true about your walled city. This is a WORD FROM THE LORD for Y-O-U!


Ezek 12:1-7
12:1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.

3 "Therefore, son of man, pack your belongings for exile and in the daytime, as they watch, set out and go from where you are to another place. Perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house. 4 During the daytime, while they watch, bring out your belongings packed for exile. Then in the evening, while they are watching, go out like those who go into exile. 5 While they watch, dig through the wall and take your belongings out through it. 6 Put them on your shoulder as they are watching and carry them out at dusk. Cover your face so that you cannot see the land, for I have made you a sign to the house of Israel."

7 So I did as I was commanded. During the day I brought out my things packed for exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulders while they watched.


If you willfully remain in that city, you will perish with the city. If you go out as if into captivity, God will see you through the wilderness and Jordan will soon appear. The Word of God is freedom and Christ ONLY is the great Bishop of your soul. If you hold MEN and their ORGANIZATIONS in higher esteem that God's words, then STAY IN THE CITY OF WHICH YOU GREATLY DESERVE. If you are hungry for purity-----GRAB YOUR PICK AND SHOVEL! You have some digging to do.

2 Cor 11:23-12:1
I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?

30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.


Do your leaders look like this man? Do they perceive themselves as SERVANTS, or do they encumber the Saints with burdens difficult to bare? Do they travel exhaustively to minister to God's elect, or do they require rigorous duty of the Saints? Do they hold the saints up in prayer, or must the saints adorn their walls with the images and doctrines of false teachers and false prophets? It is sickening to even ask----WHOS MAN ARE YOU?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Orthodox Pope hails Museveni

FIRST READ:Rigging a Rigged Election!!

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2010/11/rigging-rigged-election-situating.html

Nullify Uganda's Sham Presidential Elections

http://www.blackstarnews.com/news/135/ARTICLE/7139/2011-02-23.html


Orthodox Pope hails Museveni


http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/749334

Wednesday, 16th March, 2011


PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has received the Order of St. Mark, the highest in the Orthodox Church, in recognition of his good leadership, struggle for peace and justice in Uganda.

The Order was bestowed on him on Tuesday at State House, Entebbe by Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the whole of Africa, His Beatitude Theodoros II, who is in the country for a one-week pastoral visit. His visit is aimed at assessing the social, economic and political developments in the country.

According to a statement from State House, the Patriarch also gave a scroll to the President as a mark of his accomplishments. The scroll is the top most recognition order in the Orthodox Church. He also received a silver cross as a mark of a shield that Orthodoxy regards as a source of strength, serenity and guidance.

The statement added that the Orthodox Church expressed willingness to help the people of Uganda in their quest for social, economic and political transformation.

Patriarch Theodoros, 57, commended the Government for its assistance to the Orthodox Church in Uganda. It currently has 300,000 Christians.

Theodoros told President Museveni that the Orthodox Church has a school in Alexandria that enrolls students from Uganda, to undertake a course in nursing. He added that when students complete the nursing course, they return home to serve the people of Uganda.

President Museveni commended the Orthodox Church for admitting Ugandan students in Alexandria for the nursing course which is beneficial to the country.

The Pope was accompanied to State House by the Archbishop of the Uganda Orthodox Church, Jonah Lwanga, Archimandrite Meletios Koumanis from Alexandria, Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Sekikubo, and Rev. Fr. Professor Peter Matovu, the Vicar General of the Orthodox church at Namungona.

Theodoros, who arrived in Uganda last week, is scheduled to conclude his pastoral visit today.

END OF THE WORLD? What must take place BEFORE Christ returns and judgment commences

FIRST READ: The world is ending on October, 21st, 2011 and Judgment day is on May, 21st 2011: Do not believe this Utter Nonsense and Stupidity


http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2011/03/world-is-ending-on-october-21st-2011.html


END OF THE WORLD?
What must take place BEFORE Christ returns and judgment commences
THE END


By : Danny McDowell


Matt 10:22-23
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
KJV


Matt 13:40-51
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.


Matt. 24;6-16
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


Matt 28:20
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Mark 13:7-8
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.


Mark 13:13-14
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 21:9-10
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.


1 Cor 1:8-9
8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Cor 15:23-25
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.


2 Cor 1:12-15
12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.


1 Thess 3:13-4:1
13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.------[the righteous dead]


Heb 3:6-7
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.


Heb 3:14-15
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;


Heb 6:11-12
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:


1 Peter 1:9-14
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;



Rev 2:26-28
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.


HOW SHALL THE DAY OF THE LORD COME?


Isaiah 2:10-22;
"10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. 11The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 12For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: 13And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 14And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, 16And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. 17And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 18And the idols he shall utterly abolish. 19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 20In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 22Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?"

Isaiah 13:6-13;

"6Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: 8And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. 9Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger."


Joel 2:31-32:
"31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call."

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Matthew 24:28-30;
"28For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

Luke 21:25-26;
"25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

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II Peter 3:10-12;
"10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"

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Revelation 6:12-17;
"12And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"

If your "DAY OF THE LORD" does not fit the clearly defined criteria of these verses, then your understanding is FLAWED
The Prophet Joel tells us that the DAY OF THE LORD will be preceded by the COSMIC EVENTS mentioned in all these verses-----

Joel 2:31-32:
"31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call."

If there are no COSMIC EVENTS-------then the DAY OF THE LORD IS NOT AT HAND!!

The world is ending on October, 21st, 2011 and Judgment day is on May, 21st 2011: Do not believe this Utter Nonsense and Stupidity

John 8:44 (King James Version)

44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.



There a number of people in the USA and Uganda spreading the lie that the world is ending on 21st October, 2011. This is just mere stupidity do not believe this nonsense. This is not the first time this is happening. Cults such as; the seventh day Adventists and the Jehovah’s witnesses have one a number of occasions predicted the end of the world, but they have been terribly ashamed. Like these cults, this so called family radio and e-bible fellowship are going to be proved liars and serpents. Do not waste you money buying their so called materials. It is simply the devil’s nonsense. Dear child of God do not be fleeced by these crooks.

Responding To Global Events, God Has Not Given Us A Spirit of Fear

http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.php/commentaries/453-responding-to-global-events-god-has-not-given-us-a-spirit-of-fear.html

How Should A Christian Respond to the Current Global Events?

http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.php/commentaries/451-how-should-a-christian-respond-to-the-current-global-events-.html


The Lord Jesus Christ said, in Matthew 24:36 ‘’But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.’’ CASE CLOSED.

Check out these scriptures in Mattew:24


3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25Behold, I have told you before.
26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.



Check out the end of the world stupidity below:

JUDGMENT DAY


THE END OF THE WORLD IS ALMOST HERE!
HOLY GOD WILL BRING JUDGMENT DAY ON
MAY 21, 2011


http://www.familyradio.com/graphical/literature/judgment/judgment.html


JUDGMENT DAY is feared by the world and is the day that God will destroy the world because of the sins of mankind. The world is correct in believing that Judgment Day will come. The Bible gives us the correct and accurate information about that Day.
The Bible is the Holy Book written by Holy God who is the Creator of this beautiful world. The Holy Bible is without question a very ancient book, having been completed about 1,900 years ago. In its original languages (mostly Hebrew and Greek) it has never been changed, and each and every word in the original languages is from the mouth of God. The Bible is divided into two parts (the Old Testament and the New Testament), with each part divided into many books. Each book is divided into chapters, and each chapter is divided into verses. One of the books is named Second Timothy (2 Timothy). In Chapter 3, verse 16 (2 Timothy 3:16) of this book Holy God tells us:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

In Jeremiah 36:1-4 God gives an example of how the Bible was written:

And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day. It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which He had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book [the roll of the book is the Bible].

Holy God is far, far greater than our human minds can even begin to explain or understand. In Genesis 1:1 God declares:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

The Holy Bible is a book written to us so that we can know that Holy God created this beautiful universe, including all of its plants and animals, birds and sea creatures, and mankind who was created to rule this earth. Indeed there is no being of any kind that can compare with Holy God, who simply by speaking brought every kind of plant, animal, sea creature, and mankind, sun, stars, etc., into existence. For example, Holy God tells us in His Holy Bible in Genesis 1:24-26:

And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The people of the earth, which we call mankind, were created to rule over this earth. God gave laws by which we can live as happily and wisely as possible. He warns, however, that the breaking of those laws is sin, and sin will bring punishment from God. The Bible declares in Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death….
The Bible teaches there is only one God. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 4:39:

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Because God is so great and glorious He calls Himself by many different names. Each name tells us something about the glorious character and nature of God. Thus in the Bible we find such names as God, Jehovah, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Allah, Holy Spirit, Savior, etc. Names such as Jehovah, Jesus, Savior, and Christ particularly point to God as the only means by which forgiveness from all of our sins and eternal life can be obtained by God’s merciful and glorious actions. For more information on this subject, you may request a free copy of I Hope God Will Save Me.
Many books have been written about the Bible, or are regarded as additions to the Bible, like the Koran or the Book of Mormon. But however old or prestigious or well- accepted as a holy book they may be, no book other than the Bible is written by God Himself, and is Holy as the Bible is Holy. God warns in Revelation 22:18:

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.

The word “plagues” in this verse refers to the punishment of death and destruction that will come upon all those who sin. The Bible teaches that even though God loves this world, which He in His infinite wisdom created, the law of God requires that those who sin must be punished by death. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18:20: The soul that sinneth, it shall die. In Romans 3:10 the Bible declares: There is none righteous [has not sinned], no, not one.
God must also obey His law and therefore, since all the people of the world are sinners, He finally must destroy the world. It is evident that sin in the world has become very great. The Bible warns in Jeremiah 25:33:

And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

However, the Holy Bible tells us that Holy God is a God of great mercy, compassion and love. That is why He has given us in advance of the destruction the exact time of the Day of Judgment. The Bible tells us in Amos 3:7:

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth his secret unto His servants the prophets.

Consequently we now can know from the Bible the exact time and many details of God’s destruction plan that is to come upon the whole world.
While there is still time we can very humbly cry to God for His gracious mercy. Maybe, since God is such a merciful God, He might forgive someone who is humbly pleading with God for mercy. God promises for example in Zephaniah 2:3:

Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

Holy God demonstrates for us that He is completely able to bring destruction on this whole world because of sin. The Holy Bible informs us of this awesome fact in Genesis 6:12-13:

And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

By careful study of the Bible we learn that in the year 4990 B.C. (Before Christ) God brought a flood of water and destroyed the entire earth except for eight people and the animals that were with them. They were not destroyed because God brought them into the safety of the ark. Their leader, Noah, had obeyed God’s command to build a huge boat, called an ark, about 450 feet (137 meters) long.
The Holy Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:7:

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Seven days before the beginning of the Flood that completely covered the entire earth, God commanded Noah to warn the peoples of the world that they had seven days to get into the safety of the ark. The Holy Bible tells us that on the 17th day of the 2nd month of that year God shut the door of the ark. Then, the Flood began to completely cover the entire earth.
About 5,000 years later God wrote in His Holy Bible in 2 Peter Chapter 3 about this worldwide destruction by water in the days of Noah. In the same chapter He also warned that the time would come when Holy God would destroy the whole world by fire. Our entire universe would be forever destroyed. In between these two declarations of worldwide destruction that would come because of sin God made a very important statement. God declared in 2 Peter 3:8:

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

God had written in the Holy Bible in Genesis 7:4:

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

God added in Genesis 7:10-11:

And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the Flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

The ark that Noah had built was the only place of safety from the destruction of the Flood. Likewise, God’s gracious mercy is the only place of safety from the destruction that is coming on the Day of Judgment.
In 2 Peter 3:8, which is quoted above, Holy God reminds us that one day is as 1,000 years. Therefore, with the correct understanding that the seven days referred to in Genesis 7:4 can be understood as 7,000 years, we learn that when God told Noah there were seven days to escape worldwide destruction, He was also telling the world there would be exactly 7,000 years (one day is as 1,000 years) to escape the wrath of God that would come when He destroys the world on Judgment Day. Because Holy Infinite God is all-knowing, He knows the end from the beginning. He knew how sinful the world would become.
Seven thousand years after 4990 B.C. (the year of the Flood) is the year 2011 A.D. (our calendar).

4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7,000
[One year must be subtracted in going from an Old Testament B.C. calendar date to a New Testament A.D. calendar date because the calendar does not have a year zero.]
Thus Holy God is showing us by the words of 2 Peter 3:8 that He wants us to know that exactly 7,000 years after He destroyed the world with water in Noah’s day, He plans to destroy the entire world forever. Because the year 2011 A.D. is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 B.C. when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment, which will come on the last day of the Day of Judgment.
Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 B.C.
The Holy Bible gives several additional astounding proofs that May 21, 2011 is very accurate as the time for the Day of Judgment. For more information on this subject, you may request a copy of We Are Almost There, available free of charge from Family Radio.
God is proving to us that we have very accurately learned from the Holy Bible God’s time-plan for the end of the world.
GOD’S SUBLIME MERCY AND COMPASSION
God in His Holy Bible has given us a beautiful example of His compassionate mercy. Included in the Holy Bible is the book called Jonah. In it God tells of a very wicked city with a population of more than 120,000 people that existed about 2,800 years ago. It was called Nineveh, which was a capital city of the nation of Assyria that knew nothing of the Bible. But because of its wickedness and because Holy God is merciful, He sent a prophet named Jonah to that city. Jonah’s message from God to them was that in 40 days the whole city was to be destroyed.
The whole city correctly believed with all their hearts that this warning was from Holy God. Thus from the king on down to the lowest servant they repented, which means they turned away from their sins and their pride. The Holy Bible tells us that they sat in sackcloth and ashes. This meant that they fully realized that because of their sins they had dreadfully shamed God. To put on sackcloth and ashes was an act of supreme humility to show in the clearest way to God and to all of the people how greatly they were humbled by their sins against Holy God. It showed that they knew that they fully deserved that God should destroy them because of their sin.
But maybe, there was hope that Holy God might change His mind and instead have mercy on them. The Bible tells us in Jonah 3:6-9:

For the word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

In answer to their complete humility we read of God’s fabulous, incomprehensible mercy toward these extremely wicked people. God tells us in Jonah 3:10:

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.

Because this entire wicked city of Nineveh turned from their evil ways and with great humility cried to God for mercy, Holy God did change His mind and did not destroy them.
Sadly, the Holy Bible tells us that only a small percentage of today’s world will turn from their evil ways, and with great humility and fear will cry to God for mercy. Nevertheless, the Bible assures us that many of the people who do beg God for His mercy will not be destroyed. We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people (that is about 3% of today’s population). On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) into Heaven because God had great mercy for them. This is why we can be so thankful that God has given us advance notice of Judgment Day. Because God is so merciful, maybe He will have mercy on you. The Holy Bible says in Psalm 51:17:

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

And in Psalm 51:1-3 Holy God shows us the attitude we ought to have as we pray for His mercy:

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Sadly, you can’t turn to your religion or go to your priest or pastor or spiritual leader for help. They, too, should be begging God for mercy for themselves. This is a matter only between you and Holy God. God knows every one of your thoughts, words, and actions. Turn away from your sins and humbly beg, beseech, and implore God for forgiveness.
And, thank God that in His great mercy He has given you this warning of the destruction that is almost here, and the great hope that you, too, might be one whom God will bring to Heaven to be with God forevermore in the highest happiness and joy and glory. Holy God in the Holy Bible teaches us in Luke 18:10-14:

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
May God have mercy on you as He did on this publican. ________________________________________
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The End of the World

October 21, 2011

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The purpose of this tract is to inform you of the great urgency there now is in the world for each and every person to be reconciled to God. The Bible is the Word of God! Everything the Bible declares has the full authority of God Himself. Now, at this time, information is coming forth from the Bible which clearly reveals God’s plan for Judgment Day and the end of the world itself. The Bible has opened up its secrets concerning the timeline of history. This information was never previously known because God had closed up His Word blocking any attempt to gain knowledge of the end of the world. We read about this in the book of Daniel:
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
However, now in our present day, God has opened up His Word (the Bible) to reveal a great deal of truth concerning the end of time (and many other teachings). Also, in the same chapter of Daniel, it says:
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
God is now opening up His Word because we have arrived at the time of the end. For this reason, it has become very obvious to the serious student of the Bible that we are now living in the last few days of earth’s history. As a matter of fact, because we are living at the end of time, God is now revealing to His people the following information:
THE BIBLE’S CALENDAR OF HISTORY
The Lord has opened up His people’s understanding to the “Biblical calendar” found on the pages of the Bible. The genealogies of the book of Genesis, primarily in chapters 5 and 11, can be shown to be a precise calendar of the history of mankind in this world. The Bible’s calendar of history is completely accurate and trustworthy.
Since this Bible calendar is given by God in His Word, it can be trusted wholeheartedly. In this brief pamphlet, we will share some of the conclusions derived from the Biblical calendar and from other studies in the Scriptures. However, the amount of information available is far too abundant and complex to get into much detail in this short pamphlet; but we can and will give precise and compelling dates. These dates can be trusted entirely because they come right out of the Bible. (EBiblefellowship has no affiliation with Family Radio; however, we highly recommend that you obtain a free copy of the book “We Are Almost There!” by writing to the following address: Family Stations, Inc., 290 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621. This book goes into far greater detail regarding the timing of Judgment Day and the end of the world. Also, you can read or download “We Are Almost There!” online at: www.familyradio.com).
TIMING OF IMPORTANT EVENTS IN HISTORY
11,013 BC—Creation. God created the world and man (Adam and Eve).
4990 BC—The flood of Noah’s day. All perished in a worldwide flood. Only Noah, his wife, and his 3 sons and their wives survived in the ark (6023 years from creation).
7 BC—The year Jesus Christ was born (11,006 years from creation).
33 AD—The year Jesus Christ was crucified and the church age began (11,045 years from creation; 5023 calendar years from the flood).
1988 AD—This year ended the church age and began the great tribulation period of 23 years (13,000 years from creation).
1994 AD—On September 7th, the first 2300-day period of the great tribulation came to an end and the latter rain began, commencing God’s plan to save a great multitude of people outside of the churches (13,006 years from creation).
2011 AD—On May 21st, Judgment Day will begin and the rapture (the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will occur at the end of the 23-year great tribulation. On October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire (7000 years from the flood; 13,023 years from creation).
ONE DAY IS AS 1000 YEARS
The child of God has learned from the Bible that the language of Genesis 7 has a twofold meaning:
Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Historically, as God spoke these words, there were seven days remaining for Noah, his family, and the animals to get into the safety of the ark; but spiritually (and the Bible is a spiritual book), God was speaking to all of the people of the world and was declaring that sinful mankind would have 7000 years to find refuge in the salvation provided by Jesus Christ. How can we know that? We know this is so based on what we read in 2 Peter, chapter 3:
2 Peter 3:6-8 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The context of 2 Peter 3 is extremely important! In the first few verses, God refers us to the destruction of the world by the flood during Noah’s day. Then we find an interesting admonition that we ought not to be “ignorant” of one thing, which is, 1 day is as 1000 years, and 1000 years is as 1 day. Immediately following this bit of information is a very vivid description of the end of the present world by fire.
What could God be telling us by identifying 1 day along with 1000 years?
Since we recently have discovered the Biblical calendar of history on the pages of the Bible, we find that the flood of Noah’s day occurred in the year 4990 BC. This date is completely accurate (for further information on the Biblical timeline of history, please go to: www.familyradio.com). It was in the year 4990 BC that God revealed to Noah that there would be yet 7 days until the flood of waters would be upon the earth. Now, if we substitute 1000 years for each one of those 7 days, we get 7000 years. And when we project 7000 years into the future from 4990 BC, we find that it falls on the year 2011 AD.
4990 + 2011 = 7001
Note: When counting from an Old Testament date to a New Testament date, always subtract one year because there is no year zero, resulting in:
4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7000 years exactly.
The year 2011 AD will be the 7000th year from the flood of Noah’s day. It will be the end of the length of time given to mankind to find grace in God’s sight. This means that the time to find refuge in Christ has grown extremely short. We are only a little ways off from the year 2011 AD!
It is not unusual that God’s people have been given insight into the timing of the end of the world. Actually, the Bible tells us this is normally the case. In times past, God has warned His people of approaching periods of judgment:
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
JUDGMENT DAY: MAY 21st, 2011
We know that the year 2011 is the 7000th year from the flood. We also know that God will destroy this world in that year. But when in 2011 will this occur?
The answer is amazing. Let’s take another look at the flood account in the book of Genesis:
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Faithful to His Word, God did bring the flood 7 days later in the 600th year, on the 17th day of the 2nd month of the calendar aligned with Noah’s lifespan. It was on this 17th day of the 2nd month that God shut the door on the ark, securing the safety of its occupants and also sealing the fate of everyone else in the world outside of the ark. They would all now certainly perish in that worldwide catastrophe.
Genesis 7:16,17 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Earlier it was mentioned that the church age came to an end in the year 1988 AD. It so happens that the church age began on the day of Pentecost (May 22nd) in the year 33 AD. Then 1955 years later, the church age came to its conclusion on May 21st, which was the day before Pentecost in 1988.
The Bible teaches that the end of the church age would occur simultaneously with the beginning of the great tribulation:
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
On May 21st, 1988, God finished using the churches and congregations of the world. The Spirit of God left all churches and Satan, the man of sin, entered into the churches to rule at that point in time. The Bible teaches us that this awful period of judgment upon the churches would last for 23 years. A full 23 years (8400 days exactly) would be from May 21 st, 1988 until May 21st, 2011. This information was discovered in the Bible completely apart from the information regarding the 7000 years from the flood.
Therefore, we see that the full 23-year tribulation period concludes on May 21st, 2011. This date is the exact day that the great tribulation comes to its end, and this is also the most likely landing spot for the 7000 years from the flood of Noah’s day.
Keep in mind that God shut the door on the ark on the 17th day of the 2nd month of Noah’s calendar. We also find that May 21 st, 2011 is the end of the great tribulation period. There is a strong relationship between the 2nd month and 17th day of Noah’s calendar and May 21st, 2011 of our Gregorian calendar. This relationship cannot be readily seen until we discover that there is another calendar to consider, which is the Hebrew (or Biblical) calendar. May 21 st, 2011 happens to be the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Hebrew calendar. By this, God is confirming to us that we have a very correct understanding regarding the 7000-year timeline from the flood. May 21 st, 2011 is the equivalent date to the date when God shut the door on Noah’s ark. Through this and much other Biblical information, we find that May 21 st, 2011 will be the day when God takes up into heaven His elect people. May 21st, 2011 will be Judgment Day! This is the day God shuts the door of salvation on the world.
In other words, in having the great tribulation period conclude on a day that identifies with the 17th day of the 2nd month of Noah’s calendar, God is without question confirming to us that this is the day He intends to shut forever the door of entry into heaven:
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The Bible is very clear that Christ is the only way into heaven. He is the only portal into the glorious kingdom of heaven.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Once the door (Jesus) is shut on Judgment Day, there is no more salvation possible on earth:
Revelation 3:7 …These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
The Bible teaches that on May 21st, 2011, only true believers elected by God to receive salvation will be raptured (taken up) out of this world to meet the Lord in the air and forever be with the Lord:
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 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.
All the rest of mankind (billions of people) will be left behind to experience the awful judgment of God, a horrible period of 5 months of torment upon earth:
Revelation 9:3-5 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
THE END OF THE WORLD: OCTOBER 21st, 2011
By God’s grace and tremendous mercy, He is giving us advanced warning as to what He is about to do. On Judgment Day, May 21st, 2011, this 5-month period of horrible torment will begin for all the inhabitants of the earth. It will be on May 21st that God will raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves. Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21). People who died as saved individuals will experience the resurrection of their bodies and immediately leave this world to forever be with the Lord. Those who died unsaved will be raised up as well, but only to have their lifeless bodies scattered about the face of all the earth. Death will be everywhere.
The Lord also emphasizes these awful 5 months of destruction in the final verse of Genesis, chapter 7:
Genesis 7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Five months after May 21st, 2011 will be October 21st, 2011. It so happens that October 21st of 2011 is also the last day of the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles (held simultaneously with the Feast of Ingathering). Tabernacles is held in the 7th month of the Hebrew calendar. The way God speaks of this feast in the Bible is very significant:
Exodus 23:16 …the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exodus 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
The Feast of Tabernacles / Ingathering was said to be in the “end of the year” even though it was observed in the Hebrew 7th month, which is not the end of the year. The reason for this is that the spiritual fulfillment of this particular feast is the end of the world. The date October 21st, 2011 will be the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the last day of earth’s existence. The Bible describes what will take place on October 21st, 2011 in the following passage:
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Along with the entire world and universe, all those who have sinned against God and were left behind will likewise be consumed by this fire and be eternally destroyed:
2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
On October 21st, 2011, God will completely destroy this creation and all of the people who never experienced the salvation of Jesus Christ along with it. The awful payment for their sinful rebellion against God will be completed by the loss of everlasting life. On October 21st, 2011, all of these poor people will cease to exist from that point forward. How sad that noble man, made in God’s image, will die like a beast and perish forever:
Psalm 49:12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
There is much more to share. But please, dear soul, be warned that the time for salvation is drawing to a rapid close! God has given the world 7000 years from the flood, and now only a few days remain until we reach May 21st, 2011. Before we know it, time will have run completely out. The few grains of sand remaining in our hourglass will have elapsed and be gone forever. Although little time remains, there is still wonderful hope for anyone today:
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
It does not take God much time at all to save someone. In the last hours of a terribly sinful life, the thief on the cross was saved by Christ:
Luke 23:42,43 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Our prayer is that you will receive this tract in the spirit of genuine concern in which it is being offered. As you read this pamphlet, please carefully consider the verses quoted from the Bible, for they are the Word of God, and as such, possess absolute power and authority. Our only hope for salvation is through the reading of the Word of God. It is now that the door of heaven (Christ) is open. It is now that God is saving a great multitude of people from around the world outside of the churches and congregations:
Revelation 7:9,13,14 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; …What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
God saves through the hearing of the Word of God and no other way:
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Read the Bible with all your family (especially your children); and along with your reading, pray for mercy. Pray to the merciful and gracious God of the Bible that He might deliver you from the approaching destruction. We learn a little about God’s tremendous compassion in the book of Jonah. God also gave advance warning to the people of Nineveh regarding the destruction of their city:
Jonah 3:4-9 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
God did not destroy the people of Nineveh. Although there is no possibility that God will not follow through on His intention to destroy the world in 2011, we can know from His dealings with the people of Nineveh that God is tenderhearted and full of mercy. This should encourage each one of us to go to God and beseech Him for His great mercy.
Psalm 86:15,16 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;…

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Bishop David Kiganda calls John the Baptist a fool: When Uganda Prosperity Preachers turn into Zombies

Bishop David Kiganda calls John the Baptist a fool: When Uganda Prosperity Preachers turn into Zombies

11Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (Matthew 11: 11)


Who is Bishop David Kiganda?

http://www.christianityfocuscentre.org/pastor.html

Bishop David Kiganda’s Media Ministry

http://www.christianityfocuscentre.org/media.html

Last week but one, I bumped into one of Pastor David Kiganda’s 10:00 pm summons on Kingdom radio Fm 93.0 . I got a shock of my life. While ‘empowering’ his church with the necessity for wisdom, Bishop David Kiganda urged that John the Baptist lacked wisdom because he failed to understand that you do not bark at a king. According to Pastor Kiganda the head of John the Baptist was cut off by King Herod because John the Baptist barked at king Herod . Pastor Kiganda juxtaposed John the Baptist with the wise prophet Nathan who exposed king David’s sin by using the riddle approach. I really wonder whether prosperity pastors like David Kiganda really read the bible any more. They do not seem to understand the bible any more. What Bishop Kiganda preached is simply a figment of his own imagination. It has nothing to do with the bible. Pastor Kiganda must have got this kind of teaching from Creflo $$$$$. Creflo Dollar has also attacked John the Baptist for asking ‘’are you the one or we should wait for some one else’’ he also attacked the divinity of Christ . According to Dollar Jesus did not come to the world as a perfect person, he simply grew into perfection. Can you Imagine?

Creflo Dollar’s outrageous teachings


http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/03/prosperity-pimp-creflo-dollar-is-coming.html.

Creflo Dollar, Sex With Jesus, Odd But True


https://tentsofissachar.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/creflo-dollar-sex-with-jesus-odd-but-true/

Creflo Dollar denies the divinity of Christ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JONZ4BVcFo8&mode=related&search

Creflo Dollar Minister of God or an AntiChrist?

http://www.moriah.com.au/textarchive/dollar.htm

Scripture says categorically that among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. Pastor Kiganda’s attack of John the Baptist is an attack on the lord Jesus Christ, it is an attack on the word of God.The word of God calls John the Baptist Elias(the spirit of Elias, which is the spirit of God was on John the Baptist. The priests and levites thought that Elijah was going to come back in the flesh, that is why in John 1:21, When John the Baptist is asked; are you Elias? he answers no because they were simply asking; Are you Elias come in the flesh)Christ said that he must suffer just like John the Baptist suffered under men. Check out this:

Matthew 17: 10-13

10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.


PASTOR DAVID KIGANDA SAID HEROD CUT OFF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST BECAUSE HE BARKED AT HIM, BUT SCRIPTURE SAYS OTHER WISE. CHECK OUT THIS.

Matthew 14
1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
2And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
9And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
12And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
13When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart:


THE SIMPLE LIFE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST SHOWS HOW FOOLISH THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL IS, THAT IS WHY MANY PROSPERITY PREACHERS HATE HIM. CHECKOUT THIS.

Matthew 3
1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
6And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:


Yesterday, at 10:00pm Pastor Kiganda Kiganda was foolishly preaching that Christians should not be satisfied to be at one level. He said that if he was the president of Uganda he would confiscate all the lands of the poor which they cannot develop. He also said that he would put the constitution aside and do certain things by force.According to Pastor Kiganda the poor should not be tolerated in Kampala city.

Remember, according the constitution of the republic of Uganda ‘’all power belongs to the people’’(article 2 of Uganda’s 1995 constitution) for example the people of Uganda both poor and rich have a say on who governs them and how he governs them.

Pastor Kiganda seems to think that all people are are poor because of their own choice. There is no single scripture in the bible where the Lord Jesus Christ attacked poor. There are however a number of scriptures where the Lord Jesus Christ attacked the rich. One wonders why Pastors like David Kiganda ridicule the poor.Check this out:


20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. (Luke 6:20-22)



24But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.(Luke 6:24-25)

Bishop David Kiganda must repent and return to the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

TV PROSPERITY PREACHERS ARE RUINING CHRISTIANITY

TV PROSPERITY PREACHERS ARE RUINING CHRISTIANITY

Loren Davis

http://lorendavis.com/news_articles_abuse.html

There is absolutely no debate that God’s Word has plenty of promises to bless His children in this life, and that God blesses a person who is a giver and a 'liberal soul'. Lk. 6:38, Mal. 3:10, etc.

But, AMONG MANY PREACHERS, THE GOSPEL OF SUCCESS has taken the place of the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ regarding Salvation and godly Living. This gospel targets the poor, the struggling, the desperate and the greedy. It uses scriptures, but perverts them and looks at all scriptures through the colored glasses of money. This gospel is exploiting God’s people financially. To many unscrupulous preachers this Gospel of Money has turned into a con game with God’s people being the prey.

Exodus 20:17 One of the 10 Commandments is "THOU SHALT NOT COVET..." but many 'preachers' are stirring up covetoutness and greed among God's people which is shipwrecking the faith of millions.
Eph 4:19-20 "Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ;" KJV

2 Tim 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” KJV

TODAY, THERE IS LITTLE PREACHING ABOUT JESUS, SALVATION, SIN, THE CROSS, HEAVEN OR HELL. MOST PREACHING TODAY IS ABOUT HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL OR GET RICH BY ‘SOWING YOUR SEED’.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THESE TEACHINGS…

“Jesus was rich”. Some teach that Jesus wore designer clothes. Jesus had a nice house, a big house.

THE BIBLE SAYS: Luke 9:58 “And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” KJV

Some are teaching: Jesus was handling big money.

The money that came to Jesus, which was probably substantial, but it went mainly for the support of the ministry, not to make Him rich personally.

The Bible says…2 Cor. 8:9 “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes HE BECAME POOR, that ye THROUGH HIS POVERTY might be rich.” KJV

In Matt 11:28-29 Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” KJV

One prominent preacher says, “Paul had the kind of money that could stop up justice”.

This is opposite what the Bible says regarding Paul:

2 Cor 11:27-28 “In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.” KJV

Phil 4:15-17”Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.” KJV

Acts 9:16 Speaking of Paul, “For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.” KJV

Phil 3:8 Paul said, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: FOR WHOM I HAVE SUFFERED THE LOSS OF ALL THINGS, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ ,” KJV

It is said that the Apostle Paul had to even make tents to help sustain himself. Saying Paul had the money to stop up the justice system of Rome is falsely accusing him of being corrupt, which would mean he was a sinner and had not changed after his encounter with Jesus Christ.

SOWING AND REAPING

Galatians 6:7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP,” is the primary scripture that is used teaching giving and receiving. There is not question that the Bible teaches in Malachi 3:10 (that) God will bless us for tithing and giving offerings. There are also many other scriptures that teach this, but
These scriptures are primarily talking about that IF YOU LIVE IN SIN YOU WILL REAP CORRUPTION. THESE SCRIPTURES ARE TALKING ABOUT SALVATION!

8 “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” KJV

There is a principle of sowing and reaping related to giving and receiving. However, most scriptures that are used to teach about sowing are taken out of context. Many have misapplied these scriptures.

MANY GIMMICKS HAVE BEEN USED BY THESE PROSPERITY PREACHERS TO FLEECE THEIR FLOCKS:

BUYING AND SELLING MIRACLES

I heard a TV preacher preaching on the “Law of Sowing and Reaping” tell his viewers that if they wanted to be healed, they need to sow a seed of an offering first. He said, “Everything starts with a seed.” He said that if they want a loved one saved, sow a seed. IF THEY NEED A MIRACLE, SOW A SEED. The Bible does say in Malachi 3 that if we give our tithes and offerings, He will pour out a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it, but this is primarily talking about finances. This truth though, in the name of revelation, has stretched scriptures to infinitum and has turned the truth into a lie.

In Africa some preachers are saying regarding healing that if you have a headache you need to sow little; but if you have cancer or HIV you must sow a big seed to get a big miracle. They are teaching the bigger miracle you need, the more seed you need to sow. This is a con game!

Rom 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” KJV.

THE TRUTH IS THAT HEALING AND SALVATION ARE NOT FOR SALE! THEY ARE GIFTS OF GOD! Protestant preachers are in reality copying THE CATHOLIC CHURCH which tells its people that if they go to Mass and GIVE MONEY to the church, the priests will pray their LOVED ONES OUT OF PURGATORY. This makes the Church and Money our savior and not Jesus Christ.

JESUS IS STILL A MIRACLE WORKER, BUT BUYING SALVATION, HEALING OR MIRACLES is NOT IN THE BIBLE!


Acts 8:20 “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because THOU HAST THOUGHT THAT THE GIFT OF GOD MAY BE PURCHASED WITH MONEY.” KJV

1 Pet 1:18-19 “Forasmuch as ye know that YE WERE NOT REDEEMED WITH CORRUPTIBLE THINGS, AS SILVER AND GOLD, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

DID JESUS EVER TELL SOMEONE TO SOW A SEED BEFORE HE HEALED OR FORGAVE THEM? NEVER! The only thing that was required was that they had faith in Him.

UNDER THE DISCIPLES’ MINISTRIES, NO MONEY EVER CHANGED HANDS FOR PEOPLE TO GET A MIRACLE.

Acts 3:6 “Then Peter said, SILVER AND GOLD HAVE I NONE; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” KJV

God promises to bless if we obey Him and believe Him, but many extra-biblical promises are being given to God’s people. God is not bound to honor men’s promises.

VOWING A VOW

Some teach us to VOW A VOW of pledging a big gift to release God’s blessing in your life.

Is this scriptural? Matt 5:34-36 “But I say unto you, SWEAR NOT AT ALL; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.” KJV

Some preachers have induced God’s people to even give the title deed to their house and sometimes to give everything they own to get God to give them a miracle. Many saints have been ravaged, and the “so called” man of God got filthy rich. It is not wrong for a man of God to be blessed, but to live extravagantly and not put the funds into really reaching the lost is a trap many have fallen into.

THIS GOSPEL OF MONEY AND GREED HAS COME TO AFRICA

ONE OF THESE “PROPHETS” OF PROSPERITY CAME TO UGANDA. He told the audience that God spoke to him that whoever would give the biggest gift they could possibly give, God, in effect, would make them a millionaire. A woman in the audience went and took the savings out of her joint savings account she had with her husband. She gave their life savings built up over many years, $5000, to the prophet. She didn’t become a millionaire like “the prophet” said. In fact she got no return. When her husband discovered what she had done, he divorced her. The woman backslid and lost her faith in God.

This story is being repeated over and over in Africa. The poor people want to come out of poverty and do everything these preachers tell them to do in blind faith. Many American preachers have come to Africa and have lifted huge offerings off the Africans, promising “the sowers” great riches. They quote the scripture, “Believe the prophets, so shall you prosper”. Practically the only thing many African preachers preach about is sowing your seed and prosperity. They have copied these preachers from the West. Few preachers in Africa preach about salvation, heaven, hell or living a godly moral life. Some of these African preachers are driving luxury cars and living in mansions while most of their precious people are still living in slums, falling deeper into poverty and disillusionment. Many in Africa have lost their faith because they have been so ravaged by these preachers who have made outlandish promises that they will get rich by sowing a big seed.

NAIROBI-One of these gimmicks we saw in Nairobi, Kenya, was a famous pastor there said he had MIRACLE SOIL. He told the poor people that God had a miracle for those who didn’t own any land. He said he was going to give them this miracle soil and in a short time they would own their own land. But FIRST, they had to SOW A SEED of a large amount of money to get this harvest of getting their own land from God. The desperate poor lined up by the thousands, scraping together the money any way they could. Of course the people didn’t get their own land, but the preacher took away a huge haul of money from the poor. This is destroying the faith of untold numbers of Africans.

SOME SAY, SOW A SEED TO GET THE ANOINTING.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The anointing is not for sale! The anointing comes by having the Anointed One, Jesus, dwelling in you; being full of His Word; being full of the Holy Ghost, and living a godly life. (Acts 1:8) The anointing comes from paying a price and being consistently obedient to God.

SOW A SEED, GET A PROPHECY

There are unscrupulous preachers who call themselves prophets, that call for MIRACLE OFFERINGS. They tell you a big figure to give and say that everyone that gives this amount, will receive a personal word. They then give great prophecies of prosperity, etc. to these. Then they call for those who have a lesser offering. As the amount goes down, each group gets a less glowing prophecy. If you don’t give, you don’t get a prophecy.

THIS IS THE “BUY A PROPHECY” PROGRAM. These are not true prophets of God, but FALSE PROPHETS, who prophesy for money.

THE HUNDREDFOLD RETURN

One prominent televangelist writes, "...Every man who invests in the Gospel has a right to expect the staggering return of one hundredfold." (Laws of Prosperity, pg.67)

He also says, "Do you want a hundredfold return on your money? Give and let God multiply it back to you. He urges his supporters, "Invest heavily in God; the returns are staggering... "Every man who invests in the Gospel has a right to expect the staggering return of ONE HUNDREDFOLD."

THE BIBLE DOES NOT TEACH A HUNDREDFOLD RETURN FOR AN OFFERING!

Matt 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

THIS SCRIPTURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AN OFFERING! It’s about leaving all for the sake of the Gospel.
WHAT ABOUT THE 30, 60, 100 FOLD RETURN?

Matt 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. THIS SCRIPTURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AN OFFERING. READ!

Matt 13:18-23 “Hear ye therefore THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER. When any one HEARETH THE WORD OF the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that RECEIVED SEED INTO THE GOOD GROUND is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

Mt. 13:24-26 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.”

These scriptures are about preaching the Word to the lost. Some receive it and it benefits them to different degrees; and some reject it. These scriptures are primarily about SALVATION and living a life pleasing to God, and bearing fruit.

SOW UP

A number of years ago my wife and I were in a meeting where a prominent preacher was speaking. He was teaching on “SOWING UP”. He explained that the richer ministries were the most fertile ground to sow into. He said that if you want the biggest return on your giving and inferred that you could become rich like them, you need to SOW UP to ministries more prosperous than you. If you sow to ministries that don’t have much money, that is SOWING DOWN and you will get only a little harvest. Poor ministries are not good ground. When these ministries are talking about getting a HARVEST, they are not talking about getting a harvest of souls, but a harvest of MONEY. Getting money is all that is on their minds.

Prov 22:16 “HE THAT OPPRESSETH THE POOR TO INCREASE HIS RICHES, AND HE THAT GIVETH TO THE RICH, SHALL SURELY COME TO WANT.” KJV

MONEY IS THE GOD OF THESE PREACHERS. That’s the main thing they preach about.

PREACHING A “THIS LIFE” GOSPEL

They say little or nothing about heaven or hell or eternity. These preachers’ mentalities are little different from the atheists in that one’s heaven or hell is “the here and now”.

The Bible: 1 Cor 15:19 “If in THIS LIFE ONLY we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” KJV

Heb 11:10 Regarding Abraham, “For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”

Abraham lived in “this life” with his eyes set on heaven. That is no longer how most preach the Gospel.

Some are teaching WE SHOULD ALL BE RICH. Their gospel is a MATERIALISTIC GOSPEL.

Jesus said, Matt 6:19-20 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” KJV

James 2:5 “Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” KJV

Luke 16:13-14 “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.”

Matt 16:24-26 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF , and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” KJV

THEY TRY TO PROVE HOW MUCH FAITH AND ANOINTING THEY HAVE BY THE AMOUNT OF RICHES THEY HAVE.

1 Sam 16:7 “for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” KJV

THEY ARE COPYING SAUL OF TARSUS, NOT THE APOSTLE PAUL.

Gal 1:14 “Paul said that when he was a Pharisee he…”PROFITED IN THE JEWS' RELIGION above many my equals”.

Many get deeply in debt and live under great financial pressure to maintain a good “faith image”. To look poor or needy among these preachers is “the kiss of death”. They will tell you, “I used my faith to get mine. You use your faith to get yours!” To rise in their ranks, you must look very prosperous. They will tell you that they don’t want to hang around people who are struggling financially or who are having problems, because it hurts their faith. There is no precedent with this attitude in the New Testament with Jesus or His disciples. Jesus sought out the poor and the afflicted. He was full of compassion. Many today show little love or compassion for people who are having problems. You don’t hear them preaching about “The Good Samaritan”. Pride and self righteousness, like the Pharisees, is front and center.

John 13:16 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.” KJV

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY REGARDING THESE ISSUES

Prov 16:18-19 “Pride goeth before destruction , and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” KJV

Matt 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him DENY HIMSELF, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

GOD WANTS TO BLESS HIS SERVANTS, BUT THESE WOLVES HAVE TURNED GOD’S HOUSE INTO THEIR OWN BUSINESSES AND ARE RAVAGING GOD’S PEOPLE.

THEY ARE RAVING DESPERATE PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING TO GOD FOR HELP, AND DOING IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS’ AND LIVING LIKE ARAB SULTANS. THE ARE TWISTING THE SCRIPTURES AND PROMISING PEOPLE THINGS THE BIBLE DOES NOT PROMISE. THESE ARE THE WORST THIEVES IN THE WORLD.

John 2:16 “And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.”

GOD’S HOUSE HAS BECOME A DEN OF THIEVES

Matt 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, MY HOUSE shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it A DEN OF THIEVES.

Jer 7:8-11 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is THIS HOUSE, WHICH IS CALLED BY MY NAME, BECOME A DEN OF ROBBERS in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.

In the TEN COMMANDMENTS, Ex. 20:3, God commands, “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL”.

1 Cor 6:10 THIEVES, nor covetous, … shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

THIEVES ARE NOT GOING TO HEAVEN! This applies even to preachers who pervert God’s Word, promising things the Bible does not promise. They are stealing from God’s people. Many times they do it in the name of the Holy Ghost when in reality their ideas came from their own corrupt imaginations. Anyway you look at it, THIS IS LYING! Where is the fear of God? How could a person be a real believer in Christ and do such devious things and plunder God’s people for their own personal gain? Impossible!

Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS , shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” KJV

To preach or prophesy a lie even in the name of promoting God’s work is an abomination.

1 John 2:21 “I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH.” KJV

John 10:10 “THE THIEF cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:” KJV

A LOT OF PREACHERS ARE MISUSING SCRIPTURES AND ROBBING GOD’S PEOPLE IN HIS HOUSE. What is the difference of this and being an armed robber? THEY ARE PLAYING ON THE GULLIBILITY AND GREED OF GOD’S PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET RICH QUICK.

Prov 1:11-19 “If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse : My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. SURELY IN VAIN THE NET IS SPREAD IN THE SIGHT OF ANY BIRD. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is GREEDY OF GAIN; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.” KJV

Note: God does give financial miracles for His people. That is without question. But most of the saints who get caught up in these so called “Miracle Offering” hustles, do so on an emotional appeal and don’t judge what is being said by rightly dividing the Word of Truth. One of the major ministries uses a specialty psychology book to raise offerings, “The Magic Power of Emotional Appeal”. This is not the Holy Ghost. It is psychological manipulation. Most who respond to these preachers are sowing and giving out of desperation or greed. These “wanna be” prophets have run a profile on God’s people and know exactly how to play them like a fiddle. Remember, Satan himself perversely used the scriptures in his temptation of Jesus.

2 Cor 4:2 “But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, NOT WALKING IN CRAFTINESS, NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY;”

Matt 24:24 “For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.”

IT IS EVIDENT THAT THEIR GOD IS MONEY, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY TALK ABOUT THE MOST. Watching much of what is called “Christian TV”, most of the preachers are preaching about PROSPERITY AND ‘SOWING YOUR SEED’. Why? It is because this message brings in the biggest offerings. THEY JUSTIFY THIS SAYING THEY ARE “KING’S KIDS” SO THEY SHOULD LIVE LIKE KINGS.

THIS FALSE “GET RICH” TEACHING IGNORES AND DEFIES MANY WARNINGS FROM THE BIBLE.

Matt 19:23-24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for A RICH MAN to enter into the kingdom of God.”

1 Tim 3:1-11 “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, NOT GREEDY OF FILTHY LUCRE ; but patient, not a brawler, NOT COVETOUS;

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that GAIN IS GODLINESS : FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But THEY THAT WILL BE RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION AND A SNARE, and into MANY FOOLISH and HURTFUL LUSTS, WHICH DROWN MEN IN DESTRUCTION AND PERDITION.

v. 10 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: which WHILE SOME COVETED AFTER, THEY HAVE ERRED FROM THE FAITH, AND PIERCED THEMSELVES THROUGH WITH MANY SORROWS. But thou, O MAN OF GOD, FLEE THESE THINGS; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”

1 JOHN 2:16-17 “FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, THE LUST OF THE FLESH, AND THE LUST OF THE EYES, AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE, IS NOT OF THE FATHER, BUT IS OF THE WORLD. AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY, AND THE LUST THEREOF: BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOR EVER.” KJV

GOD’S PEOPLE ARE BEING EATEN ALIVE.

Ezek 34:8 “As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because MY FLOCK BECAME A PREY, …but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;”

Ezek 34:19 “And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.” KJV

Acts 20:29-31 ‘For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” KJV

John 10:11-13 Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd : the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.” KJV

God’s people are afraid not to obey the self-proclaimed ANOINTED ONES AND PROPHETS. Some threaten curses on those who WON’T OBEY THEM. Many of God’s people are literally terrorized by these tactics and give what is demanded of them so they won’t be cursed by God. God’s people have become very superstitious.

Acts 17:22 “Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious .” KJV

2 Cor 10:4-5 “…pulling down of strong holds;) CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” KJV

THE EXPLOITATION OF THE SAINTS AND MISUSING SCRIPTURES HAS SHIPWRECKED THE FAITH OF MILLIONS.

1 Tim 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:” KJV

IT IS GOOD TO PREACH THE BLESSINGS OF GOD, BUT THIS GOSPEL OF MONEY OR GREED HAS BEEN USED BY SATAN TO ACCOMPLISH SEVERAL THINGS:

1. It has turned God’s people’s attention on money and away from Christ and the basic teachings of the Bible.
2. It has made the Gospel a farce to the world, turning many away from Christ. It has caused many who attended church to quit going. It has turned our young people away from the church.
3. It has made God’s people primarily THIS WORLD CONSCIOUS instead of preparing for eternity.
4. It diverts money away from the local church
5. It has DIVERTED THE FUNDS from the ministries who are actually winning the lost, to sowing only as a business principle to get a return.
6. This is one of the main strategies of the devil to have God’s people exploited so they will completely stop tithing, giving, and supporting God’s work, thus greatly damaging it.

Prov 22:16 “He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.”

Jer 5:31 “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” KJV

Rev 2:14-15 “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (Balaam, a prophet, sold out Israel for money and caused them to sin).

JUDGING

Most of these preachers don’t want you to judge what they are teaching. (see my article on JUDGING)’ My prayer is that God will open His people’s eyes and deliver them from these wolves. I also pray that God will give His people a spirit of discernment. We need to make sure that what is being taught is accurate and scriptural, and to judge the motive of the preacher. These new MONEY CHANGERS OF THE TEMPLE have exploited and ravaged the saints over and over. They have nearly destroyed Christ’s church worldwide. They have made a mockery of the Gospel.

Truly, God’s people have “been like sheep led to the slaughter”.

Matt 7:22-23 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

1 Peter 4:17 “For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD:” KJV