Posts Tagged ‘antichrist’

 

AI

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

If we can effectively merge with A.I. by improving the neural link between the cortex and your digital extension of yourself – which already exists, it just has a bandwidth issue – then effectively you become an A.I. human symbiote. And if that then is widespread, [where] anyone who wants it can have it, then we solve the control problem as well. We don’t have to worry about some evil dictator A.I., because we are the A.I. collectively. That seems to be the best outcome I can think of.” (Elon Musk: Sep, 2016 | Source)

 

All it takes for a revolution is a spark.

For humanity, that spark was the birth of the internet, which in turn gave birth to unlimited information at the click of a keyboard. Yet in man’s revolution against nature, and ultimately against God, his revolution has empowered him to achieve the ultimate rebellion against his creator, by making himself god. Thus, man becomes both god and savior – to himself. Such is the folly of man.

There is no question that as a race of beings on this earth, that man is moving quickly into the abyss of self-destruction. From the garden to the lab, man has been promised immortality over death, health over sickness, pleasure over pain, wealth over poverty all under the guise of what could be if he simply takes bite of the apple. How ironic that the very symbol of man’s great technological advancements in science and hi-tech is in fact the apple.

The race toward A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) in this 21st century is comparable to the moon race in the 1960s. The question is, who will achieve it first? And at what cost? The idea which allows a computer to merge with the human brain, merging our bodies with an artificial intelligence, what happens to the humanness of our uniqueness to which God himself designed, what happens when that biotechnology and computerized intelligence merge into the mainframe of the human mind? What happens to the human soul at that point? Sounds too far fetched? Sounds too impossible? Think again.

At this current stage of technological advancements, genetic engineering is making tremendous strides. The ability to create, develop and even merge bio-engineering into the human tissue is already making great advancements. The problem? Limited knowledge of the unknown. In this case, how to create the perfect Artificial Intelligent computer capable of thinking on its own. Here, is where I believe Satan will come into play at some point in our future.

In Revelation 13:15, the scripture which John penned nearly 2,000 years ago, indicate that at some point a Satanic being will have an image created to which Satan will give it life. “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.” I am of the opinion that the image could very well be the ultimate in forbidden knowledge given to man to create an artificial intelligence so unique, so “other worldly” that it could only come by the mingling of fallen beings giving information to bring about a new, and final chapter to mankind – his slavery, as well as his destruction.

The smartphone (Iphone) continues to develop and change, yet even with all the advancements Apple comes out with (the leader of smartphone technology) still, the ability to fully integrate a smartphone with our ability to think, speak and rationale is limited, but not far fetched. The reality is, that soon it will be possible to merge the smartphone with our body, literally embedded so that the phone will become part of the human genome. Think of it this way, to be able to go online, chat, search for products to buy and call a friend all from within the mind is the next step in man’s evolution. This is where man is desiring to go, to end his dependency upon God, and instead, become his own god.

All of this leads to the question, will God allow this? If we understand prophecy, then yes, God will allow man, as well as Satan to finalize their Satanic agreement, but only to find that his desire to conquer death and in essence become immortal will come with a price – his soul. Yet that is the price for sin. Sin is the cause of man’s rebellion. Sin is the cause of man’s hatred for God. Sin is the reason why men still reject the cross. And sin will be the reason God will judge the world.

Homo Deus (man-god) will be the result of the eventual union between bio-engineering and Artificial Intelligence and the human brain. While the changes will come gradually, they are coming. This is why we are seeing the push for greater levels of advancements in science, in particular interactive computer ingenuity. It’s to create a super-human which will become mans answer to his deepest desire, to become God. Companies such as Apple, Kernel, SpaceX, Tesla and many more hi-tech companies are every day pushing the boundaries to being all of this to pass.

So what do we do who see the future and understand that God has a limit to his grace and mercy, and will, at some given point in time future, judge this world? We preach the only answer to man’s inner problem, which remains sin – the cross. We preach Jesus Christ. We preach that man must repent before it’s too late.

The world is undergoing dramatic change each and every day, and with that change comes a sign, and that sign is the soon return of Jesus Christ. But before he returns, the earth, and all of humanity will face great hardship, tribulation and eventually betrayal at the hands of his enemy which is Satan. His only hope, his only recourse is to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. That is the answer, not Artificial Intelligence.

 

From my desk in China,

Christopher

email me: christopher152@gmail.com

http://www.chinamissions.org

 

 

 

Barack-Obama

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” 2 Thessalonians 2:9

 

It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace,” he said. “To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. Pat Robertson has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. He wrote, literally, any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil. Well, join me. I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.” — Walter Cronkite

 

How does one go from obscurity to enormous popularity within the span of only a few years? Equally, how can someone come from a vague, not to mention mysterious past and become the leader of the free world with little political experience? In a more realistic world none would have reached such vast heights both socially, as well as politically in such a short time, yet one did, and his name is Barack Obama.

Since time began, there has always been someone willing, even appointed, who would fulfill the will of Satan to bring about his plan for a global society. From the fallen angels mentioned in Genesis 6:1-3, who by their very will, caused mankind untold horror when these beings left their angelic state to then corrupt the world to such a degree that God had no choice but to destroy all of mankind, save Noah and his family. It was only a few hundred or more years later that Nimrod took his rightful place as the first global leader, and convinced the people to come together and build a great tower, which in turn would be opened to the heavens. God had to stop man, as well as Satan’s plan for world globalism, not because it was the wrong man (Nimrod), but it was the wrong time.

Century after century, certain men would rise up and declare their goal for world power. Nebuchannezar, Herod, The Pharoh’s, Nero, Hitler, Stalin and Mao. These men, among others throughout the course of time, all had one common theme by which they walked and ruled – to bring about world order. Yet none came close to fulfilling that desire, regardless how much they wanted it, globalism was never within their grasp.

Enter the 21st century and one Barack Obama.

Barack Obama was born August 4th, 1961. Raised by a single mother as well as his grandparents, Barack Obama grew up under not so normal circumstances. Moving to Indonesia, he studied and grew up surrounded by life in a moderate Muslim community. Moving back to Hawaii with his family in 1971, Barack began to once again become familiar with life in the States. Throughout the rest of his early formative years, Barack Obama began to grow, mature and go on to become our nations next President. Yet the question remains, but how?

How did a virtually unknown become one of the nations more popular Presidents of our time? How did a man who had little experience in the political process, had no significant accomplishments while a U.S. Senator, and one who had never managed to show any viable signs of being a true leader of the free world? Past Presidents, and their life’s work could openly be seen. Yet for one Barack Obama, who never had the type of life of past men who have graced the seal of the Oval office, his life, his childhood, education, and political experience reveals something other, and that is why I believe, when we look at the now end of the political life of President Barack Obama and his tenure as our 44th President of the United States, we can see through his own actions while President, of why he was selected, and that selection had nothing to do with his political ambitions, or his globalist worldview, but something more sinister which needs to be taken into account, and that is, who is really behind his rise as the world’s leader?

There is no question in my mind that in another time and another place, Barack Obama would never have become President. Yet, in 2016, after two past elections, insurmountable odds, even defeating the Clinton machine, Barack Obama has managed to do what no other could possibly do, and that is to be become elected as this nations President. Still, when we examine how the rise of Barack Obama took place, it’s imperative that we begin to look past the natural, and start examining the spiritual, for this is where I believe we will be able to understand that Barack Obama’s rise was anything but ordinary, but destined.

In the book, “Dreams From my Father”, a book written by Barack Obama, he begins to relate to the reader of an event which occurred several years before his entry into the world of politics. A dream that Barack had which reveals something very significant when we examine the spiritual matters of men, here is that dream from an excerpt from his book:

I finally fell asleep, and dreamed I was walking along a village road. Children, dressed only in strings of beads, played in front of the round huts, and several old men waved to me as I passed. But as I went farther along, I began to notice that people were looking behind me fearfully, rushing into their huts as I passed. I heard the growl of a leopard and started to run into the forest, tripping over roots and stumps and vines, until at least I couldn’t run any longer and fell to my knees in the middle of a bright clearing. Panting for breath, I turned around to see the day turned night, and a giant figure looming as tall as the trees, wearing only a loincloth and ghostly mask. The lifeless eyes bored into me, and I heard a thunderous voice saying only that it was time, and my entire body began to shake violently with the sound, as if I were breaking apart. …I jerked up in a sweat, hitting my head against the wall lamp that stuck out over the bunk. In the darkness, my heart slowly evened itself, but I couldn’t get back to sleep again”. [Dreams from My Father, 372.]

There is a multitude of information which could be examined in this one glimpse of what normally has been a very private life of one Barack Obama. Yet, with all his past secrecy’s, the limited private information about Barack Obama’s past, either past school records, or his tenure as editor of the Harvard Legal Review where nothing attributed to his time as editor was penned, let alone any thesis from his years at Columbia University, where none has ever been found, we see something extraordinary. We see for the first time someone open himself up, either on purpose or a miscalculated goof of a spiritual revelation by which a young Barack Obama has an encounter with Satan. It is in this moment that we can clearly see where Barack Obama has been chosen to set things into motion, and where Satan selectively appoints Obama on the road to political history, to which the world will never be the same. Sound far fetched? Not when we take into consideration that Satan, like God, selects those whom will follow him for greatness by promising them the world. It is here, in these pages of Barack Obama’s own words that he penned in his memoirs, that I believe Barack Obama sold his soul to fulfill prophetic destiny, and reveals to us, either by intention or simply an oversight, of how the kingdom of darkness works.

Either way, when we examine the dream that he had, there is no question that Satan had chosen this man for his own purpose. Yet, can we find any type of information which would tell us the how’s or why’s he was chosen? Sadly no. There are still some things that we as Christians are simply not privy to for what occurs between the veil that separates our world from the other side. However, we can say this though as it relates to how Satan works, he always uses those who seem to be conscious of the fact that they want something greater, not for merely themselves, but to satisfy their own lustful desires.

What little we do know of Barack’s ideas and opinions (what little there is) we can clearly see that his entire framework was crafted under the guise of globalism. I’ve written many articles in the past where I have stated without question that globalism is the key to building the foundation toward a centralized form of world Government. Yet it is globalism that he has devoted significant time to, and politically mastered that has made President Obama willing to go the distance in solving the world’s problems by giving the leaders of the world its only solution, a one world Government.

Globalism has been around for decades, even centuries, yet never until now was it even considered a remote possibility. Communism in the east and Russian fronts in the past made Globalism a dream that only futurists could perceive, but never realized. But fast forward to the 21st century and one can see that for the first time in world history, globalism has become the single most talked about event since man walked on the moon. Yet events, as well as patience had to work itself out. The fall of the Soviet Union, the fading of Communist China as a nation, only to be radically changed from the inside thru the reformation, have all but broken the barriers needed to bring the world closer to a one world system. Yet there are significant obstacles which stand in the way, and one of those obstacles happens to be a religion called Islam.

There is no question that right now across the world, Islam is on the minds of every nation on earth, and how to deal with Islam in this 21st century has become the sore spot of many a political maneuver. So how does Islam, with nearly 2 billion devotees to this sect become mingled under the umbrella of Globalist idealism, which goes strictly against the tenants of the teachings of Islam? Bring in one Barack Obama.

Isn’t it interesting that the one person who grew up as a young boy in Indonesia, who has stated many times over of his love for the sound of the call to prayer, who respects and even supports Islam and its many followers, isn’t it interesting that it is Barack Obama, the Globalist, who is the very one that is bridging the gap between the Muslim world and the modernized world? If there was ever a significant sign that someone has been called, even anointed to play a major part in the socialized order of the world, it is in fact Barack Obama.

This is why it is my opinion that President Obama was in fact selected, either through the channels of the most powerful elite, or he was by-passed altogether at the start by Satan himself, for whatever reason in Barack’s own personal life, and established to run this course to begin laying the foundations of the world for a coming world order. And he is succeeding.

I firmly believe that Barack was indeed called and chosen to set the world on the path toward a future one world Government. His past eight years as President have shown that his #1 agenda has always been (besides gay rights initiatives which take a close second) to bring about a globalization of all the world’s resources, which include its economic policies, its social welfare, and even religion – especially religion. And while I make no pretense to suggest that President Obama is the antichrist – he isn’t. I do believe, due to many attributes surrounding him, that Satan has, for whatever purpose and plan, chose this man to do what no other man (or woman) could do right now, successfully demonstrate that Globalism should not be rebuffed, but embraced, and the world is actually listening.

The truth is when we look at the character of President Obama – the man, he is a likeable person, people just simply like him. They find him charismatic, enjoyable and even intellectually sound, but the reality is, people like Barack Obama because he has a spirit of one who knows how to entice those who come into his presence. This is a significant trait of someone who could be used by God, or by Satan, and we can see, thru his own efforts, that God is not leading this man, but Satan is. Which is why I firmly believe President Obama knows exactly what he’s doing and why, because of the spirit that is leading him.

Still, when we examine him and his ideas, we see that in another time or another place, Barack Obama would never have gotten this far had it not been for a point in times past that Satan skillfully began the process of grooming this particular man for service, whether he was a willing participant or not is unknown, however, there is no question that by Barack’s own admission in his own writing, his very words suggest that Satan did in fact come to him, he did in fact tell him that it “was time”, and that somehow, in some political miracle, he overcame obstacles that seasoned Politicians could not overcome, yet he did, without any shot being fired, and without any major backers in Washington, Barack Obama did the impossible, and to that we need to consider the real possibility that he does in fact represent a terrible glimpse of what is coming – the leader of the entire world called antichrist.

“This will keep America on its toes. America is going to have to compete. There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat and those who accept we live in a open integrated world, which has challenges and opportunities.” –President Barack Obama

 

From my desk in China,

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

For decades, even centuries, men have been trying in vain to discover who the coming man of sin shall be, and what his name is. They have labored in such fervor, relentless in their pursuit of identifying the evil one, touting possible names such as Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, George W. Bush, and many more, all attempting to solve one of the more intriguing mysteries this side of heaven. Yet with all of their fervor, all of their dedication in summoning something, anything that would reveal to the world, as well as the church, exactly who the coming man of sin is, they have failed to understand, nor even grasp that chances are, they will never know – until it’s too late. And for good reason, maybe they were never meant to in the first place?

It’s actually hard to fathom to think about, but there are two glaring possibilities at play that we need to keep in mind when we dwell on the prophetic future, especially to that which pertains to such events which will change the world as we know it; That one, God has purposely hid the future dark King from being recognized, and second (and very telling to say the least) is that the church won’t even know, nor even recognize him at all when he does appear onto the world stage!

Still, when we examine the word of God, it clearly states who this being is, as well as gives us his name, but shall the evil one go under his given name by which he continues to reign in the bottomless pit? Or shall he take upon himself a more human name, yet keeping his full identity in secrecy? We truly don’t know the full answer to this question, however, when we read scripture upon scripture, we know this, #1, He won’t be revealed until his time has been allotted. #2, He will not come in his own name, but by something else. Yet what bothers me more is the fact that when we study out the word, it’s not so much that God withholds this vital piece of information from us when that day arrives, it’s more that we won’t know when he comes because we will be so deluded by the cares of this life that virtually no one will even catch it until it’s too late. Don’t believe me? Ask those German’s who are still alive today who watched with amazement of the rise of one Adolf Hitler and then ask them, “Why didn’t you know? Couldn’t you see it?” Their answer will astonish you.

There is a very remarkable scene, actually it plays itself out throughout the entire film in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” in which Anakin Skywalker becomes Lord Vador. In one pivotal scene, where Anakin discovers the truth about Senator Palpatine, that he is in fact a dark Sith – Lord Sidious. That Anakin realizes, but all too late, that the Jedi council, as well as the Senate, has been seduced, even blinded by this powerful dark being, that none of the Jedi even recognized who he truly was. That was the power of the dark side.

Although a fictional movie, there is still very much truth to this in real life. I had mentioned briefly about Hitler, asking the question many would pose to those still living who were there when Hitler rose to power, did they not know what Adolf was planning? Did they not see the darkness he desired for all of Germany? Why could they not see Adolf for who he was? An evil man who would thrust the world into a second world war, and cause the death of millions of Jews and Christians? The simple reason why most of the German people supported Hitler in his rise, as well as throughout the remaining weeks of the war, was due to his continuing promise to keep Germany, as well as the people safe. He promised them what they wanted to hear.

This leads us back to our question; Will the church recognize the man of sin when he arrives? And the answer is – probably not. The Apostle Paul mentions to us something interesting in 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,” It is quite clear from the scripture Paul presents, that at some point in the last days just prior to the return of Christ, and just before the unleashing of the evil one upon the world, there will be such a departure from the faith that many will simply no longer have any desire for the things of God, or they will succumb to the lie that will unfold before all the world to see.

Jesus warned in Matthew 24:11 that many will rise up deceiving many. In 1 Timothy 4:1 Paul says that many who call themselves Christian, will follow after [strange] false signs and wonders. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Paul warns not to be deceived by what is coming in the last years on this earth. Do you notice the pattern? What are Jesus, Peter, James, John and even Paul warning about? They are warning us not to be swept away from strong delusion in the coming days which lay ahead. Yet unfortunately we can see in our current world the modern church being seduced, entangled into false signs and wonders, charlatans, and the rise of numerous false prophets in this late hour.

This is why, based on everything I am seeing today, that the church, and those who walk in it, who call themselves believers in Christ, will most likely not even recognize the man of sin when he arrives on the world stage. Not because God purposely hid him from sight, but because our eyes and ears (spiritually speaking) could not, nor will not recognize the very one who will make war with the church in the last days until it’s too late. Remember, the Jews never suspected Jesus when he arrived, nor did his disciples, even Peter, the only disciple surrounding Christ, like the other 11, only thru the Holy Spirit, did Peter recognize who Jesus was. Even John the Baptist was not sure, even though he baptized the Lord, John sent his own disciples to ask the Lord if he was indeed the one who was promised to come to redeem man from sin. Yet Jesus had to rebuke Israel for not knowing who he was, and he had to remind his own who he was, why? Because they could not discern.

God help us to keep our eyes and ears open to what is occurring throughout the world, for while I suggest that the church probably not recognize him when the evil one comes, still, I believe, there will be some, like Peter, who are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, and will immediately recognize him for who he is – the greatest evil ever known to man.

From my desk in China,

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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There is an account in the book of Galatians (Chapter 2: 11-14) where Paul publicly admonished Peter because he was removing himself from the message of grace and going back into law. So much so was Peter’s error that it almost divided the church to such a degree, that had Paul not traveled to Antioch at this most crucial time in the early churches history, the damage caused by one man could have set the church back years, even decades, if not generations. Even Barnabas was caught up in Peter’s theological mess. All because one man’s (Peter) error in judgment. How sad that now we are beginning to see something similar taking shape within the modern church, and like Peter, it has to do with bad theology, which, if not corrected, will cause untold spiritual harm to the current church world.

Paul makes it clear in his letter that at no time should we lay hands on anyone suddenly, as well, Paul makes it equally clear that we should ‘know’ those who labor among us. This should be the rule for all pastors or evangelists when dealing with someone who might not be either in the faith, or a recent convert. Which brings me to my thoughts on Greg Laurie allowing Mel Gibson the stage to discuss Hollywood films.

I am confused, even puzzled at this recent decision which would allow someone who has a public record of bad life choices be allowed a platform on a gospel stage to influence countless lives by someone who for the most part, has never shown one sample of good fruit of being born again (John 15:1-8). Yet Laurie not only welcomed Gibson on stage, he even supported and endorsed his latest movie (one by the way which glorified a Seventh Day Adventist). Truth is, (and this must be clearly understood) Pastor Laurie’s decision to bring the Hollywood star on stage before many in his crusade was his right, after all, it’s his ministry. Yet, the issue though is the message it sends to the church, not that Greg Laurie had the right to do so, but that his actions were one which if anything, lends confusion to others who might not fully understand the spiritual dilemma certain actions might bring. If Mel Gibson has not been truly saved, born again in Christ, and is simply doing a public relations photo op for the recently announced The Passion 2 – The Resurrection, then his presence at a evangelistic event where the gospel will be preached is one which was pure flesh, and worse, another example of how far the church is departing from the truth these days.

More and more these days I’m seeing ministries enticing, even joining up with secular people (actors, pop stars, musicians, politicians, athletes) all in a feeble attempt to garner relevance with the world, much less the church. Yet what is getting left out in this admiration for popular sinners these days is salt – in this case salt which would bring about conviction and not friendship. Jesus made it very clear in Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” (emphasis mine)

Notice what Jesus said? If the salt (the essence of the Holy Spirit and with power) is gone, either by lukewarmness or worse – blatant compromise with the world, then no longer are you able to bring the gospel to the lost, but worse, you will find yourself being cast out because of that very act of compromising the gospel for relevance. This is why the word says that friendship with the world…”You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.“( James 4:4)

But that is the state of the modern church today, accepting anything (or anyone) these days who desires to seek an audience to either influence the body of Christ, or gain from it, in this case the gain is money. Yet I suspect that in Greg Laurie’s case, his intention was…well..to be honest, I don’t know what his intentions were. Either way, only Greg knows why he has chosen to reject sound, biblical doctrine of not entangling himself with the world, and instead, allowing not only his people, but many a believer to be swayed by someone who has never shown to this day any fruit of being born again. That is the problem with the modern church as I see it. Being infatuated by Hollywood “saints” instead of calling the sinners to repent. All of this is yet another example of what’s occurring within the church today – compromise, for the sake of relevancy. Yet the only thing which is being compromised is the word, and when the church loses it saltiness, then we truly will have no ability, or stomach, to deal with the true darkness which is rising up around us, because we’re too busy sipping beers with the world’s famous players, while losing the game. God help us.

Christopher

From my desk in China.

Email me at: christopher152@gmail.com

 

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“Thus says the LORD: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them,” (Jeremiah 10:2)

 

How to be a Buddhist Christian.
There are attempts being made by some who have influence within the church to incorporate false beliefs such as Catholicism, Mormonism, even within the Charismatic camp, the word of faith movement is based on a false belief which says Jesus Christ had to be “born again” in hell. Which leads me to my opening sentence – “How to be a Buddhist Christian”. There are some who are now trying to incorporate Buddhism into mainstream Christianity and it’s becoming a major issue with those who see it for what it is – heresy, but even worse than that – demonic.
There is a subtly within false teaching that sometimes gets overlooked by many a faithful believer in Christ, this is usually due in part to either not faithfully testing out what is being taught against scripture, or the other due to accepting what’s being said at face value due to charismatic personality, or popularity. Either way, the outcome is always the same, people being deceived. Such is the case with breath prayers, which is apart of the contemplative prayer movement. So what is contemplative prayer?
Contemplative prayer defined:

Contemplative Prayer is a prayer of silence, an experience of God’s presence as the ground in which our being is rooted, the Source from whom our life emerges at every moment…. Contemplative Prayer is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. We open our awareness to God whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than choosing – closer than consciousness itself.

Contemplative prayer, in its simplest form, is prayer in which you still your thoughts and emotions and focus on God Himself. This puts you in a better state to be aware of God’s presence, and it makes you better able to hear God’s voice correcting, guiding, and directing you…. The fundamental idea is simply to enjoy the companionship of God, stilling your own thoughts so you can listen should God choose to speak. For this reason, contemplative prayer is sometimes referred to as ‘the prayer of silence.

Recently Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback church, tweeted the following as it regards to ‘breath prayer’:

 

breath prayer
Why would Rick Warren, whose well known for his ecumenical stance to bridge both Catholicism and Islam into mainstream evangelical Christianity, why would he incorporate ‘breath prayers’ into his teachings? Because it’s all part of a greater deception to lure believers into mysticism, and worse, idolatry.
Living in China, I am surrounded by paganism. There is no part of China where one can go, visit, eat or shop that does not involve open paganism such as Buddhism. I have visited many a Buddhist temple since coming to China in early part of 2013, and I have become very familiar with its teachings, and one of its beliefs and/or behaviors is what is called ‘meditative centering’. This is a state where the Buddhist comes into the temple, sits in a 4 pattern position and begins to meditate and pray for open awareness, the idea is very simple, one gets into a level of deep consciousness where they become, eventually, aware of the spirit world, and ultimately become one, in mind, body and soul or spirit. Sound familiar? That’s what ‘breath prayers’ as well as contemplative prayers do, they get the believer to reach a higher level of consciousness, this, in their belief, allows them to commune with God. This is why it’s false, because it allows the mind to become open to the powers of the air (demons).
When Christians, even spirit filled Christians begin to dabble in mysticism and new age techniques, they are allowing the enemy full access to their spirit, soul and mind. This will always lead to deception and ultimately being deceived. Christian yoga, Contemplative prayer, Breath Prayers, these are all rooted in early paganism, such as Buddhism. So how does one become a Christian Buddhist and not know it? When they allow false teachings to invade their spirit to such a degree that they no longer realize, nor care they are truly being deceived. Such will always be the case when one turns from Christ to something else.
From my desk in China,
Christopher
Contact me at christopher152@gmail.com

temple mount

 

“Let the work of this House of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this House of God in his place.” Ezra 6:7

Early this morning (July 3rd, 2016) while I was asleep, I received a dream from the Lord, in that dream I saw a large Bible appear before me, it opened up and white light came out of it, surrounding me to almost blindness. I then saw letters from the pages of the written word start to literally come alive as they began to come out of the Bible and stream their sentences in front of me. Then I heard a voice, the voice of the Holy Spirit, who began to whisper, “Ezra 6, 7 and 8”. It repeated three (3) times, “Ezra 6, 7 and 8” then the dream and images ended. I awoke, stumbling to reach my phone trying to find out what was said, but under a heavy sleep, fell back into REM. Yet the rest of the early morning I could literally hear that same voice repeat the words into my spirit, “Ezra 6, 7 and 8”.

That morning, I went into the word and began to investigate what the Lord was trying to tell me, what was he giving me? I’ve had many dreams and words, but this was the first of something of this magnitude, then, while I went into prayer to seek his answer, the Lord began to speak into my spirit the full meaning, for as I was reading Ezra, chapters 6, 7 and 8, I noticed one theme, it was the rebuilding of the temple by the King. As I began to pray for discernment, the Lord spoke these words to me, “Out of ruin, they shall rebuild the temple, out of ruin, shall they rebuild.” Immediately God was making it quite clear what was going on, that soon, (I do not know how long) but very soon, the nation of Israel will begin to rebuild its third temple.

Yes, some will say this is already prophecy – and I agree. However, sometimes God sends a prophetic word to REMIND us just how seriously close we are coming to the period known as the last days. I believe that soon, how long I do not, nor will not speculate. What I do know is, God seems to be moving quickly, more quicker than what I have imagined to what is coming to these last days. Whatever it is God has called you to do, you should be doing it. Yet I know this, early in the morning God gave me this word, confirmed it in the word itself, and thus I know that soon Israel will be making a huge announcement that they intend, at some pint in time, to bring about the third temple.

From my desk in China,

Christopher

Contact me at: christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

evolution-aliens

 

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,” Revelation 13:16

Not long ago, I was approached by a man who stated that he and his wife were going to cease using their bank cards, debit cards and credit cards – including their social security cards. The reason? They believed that to do so was taking the ‘mark’ of the antichrist. The problem, as I tried to explain to the man’s error, was not that their thought was necessarily wrong, for a day is coming where there most certainly will be a genuine mark placed upon every human being in the distant future, the problem with his belief was it was misplaced. He and his wife were wrong in their estimation of what is the mark of the beast, and instead, were making life very difficult for themselves. It was bad wisdom on their part. Sadly, they are not the only ones who think like this.

For centuries, theologians have argued, debated, studied as to what exactly is the coming mark of the beast? What exactly could be this thing that has perplexed the church in such a way that we would know what to look for when it arrives? However you feel on this subject, we must at least address the topic carefully as to avoid unnecessary fears and worries when something different emerges on the world scene.

John warned of this coming mark, as well as the one who would yield it, so did Peter, as did Paul, the reason? They understood that in the final last days of humanity, where every evil known to man would arise, that one individual would claim global authority upon this world, and thereby yield his power, and his mark, upon the entirety of the human population. The Antichrist.

If the early men of faith warned us in their written words, should we not equally listen and glean from their warnings? Everywhere we look, we can see something is changing in our world, namely in the field of technology. How interesting that within only 140 years, we’ve went from the Bell’s photophone to the Iphone. It seems that the one major advancement, besides warfare, is in fact technology. It is technology which clearly is reaching at a far greater pace than man could ever imagine, but why? I believe the answer to that question is found in the word of God. Daniel the prophet stated it as such, “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.” Daniel 12:4

To be clear, we are living in the information age. Whereas past ages were based on industrial periods of human invention, no longer are we inventing industry, instead we are inventing information, to be more precise – technology driven knowledge. This is where I believe Satan is lurking behind the scenes – in modern science. While I do not take away science of having beneficial means to humanity, such as the invention of vaccines, penicillin and other medical discoveries, past, present and future, there is no question something has changed within the scientific community to such a degree that one has to wonder what is in fact truly going on behind those closed doors of science.

From the discovery of genetic DNA strands, to the manipulation of genes (source), science is taking a giant leap forward into undiscovered arenas, and the only answer to this is clear, to change man’s overall need for God, and replace him with something else. It is this writer’s opinion that Satan has in fact become intermixed with science, and is thus leading certain discoveries that is being portrayed as scientific achievements, as nothing more demonic influence. We clearly see this has occurred once before in Genesis 6:1-4, when Satan schemed to pollute the bloodline of man by mingling it with the seed of fallen beings (angels). The result was a species which brought about the world’s first global day of judgment – the flood.

I remain convinced that there is a reason why technology and science has achieved what it has in these past mere 100 years, it’s because time is racing prophetically at such a fast pace, that Satan realizes his time is very short, and in turn, his reach into the many factions of man’s dominance can clearly be seen. Which leads us to the question, what specifically can we say is the mark of the beast?

While I will not make an attempt to state without reservation what that mark is 9we simply do not know), yet if we examine the word in detail, I believe we can deduce what it more than likely is, and if we examine the world of science and technology along with the evil heart of man, we can see, in my estimation, that the mark will be both physical as well as spiritual. Spiritual in the sense that it will do something to those whom take it. Causing not only a permanent mark upon the skin, it will signal complete judgment from God.

To be clear, there is the matter of receiving the mark itself we need to be aware of, one which God gives a very specific warning to those who receive it – even Christians. In the book of Revelation, chapter 14 and verse 9-10, John writes the words God gives him by stating the following, “Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”

John makes the warning very clear, those who take the mark cannot inherit heaven, rather, they have sealed their eternal fate. So who can we rectify this verse with the verse in Matthew 12:31? Which states, “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.” The context is clear, it is not the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit which condemns, it’s the act of unbelief which actually condemns. The unpardonable sin is the sin of rejection. It is when someone has reached a point where they no longer feel the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, so this answers the question some ask when they try to question is Revelation 14:9 and Matthew 12:31 in conflict? The answer is no, there is no conflict. The reason is very simple, to receive the mark is to demonstrate complete allegiance to Satan and the man of sin. This rejects God and Christ and the work of the cross, the end result is one cannot be afforded salvation because they have taken upon themselves the full weight of wickedness and evil, which is the mark of the beast himself.

So what is the mark? Let’s dispel what is not the mark:

It is not a microchip.

It is not a tattoo.

It is not an RFID chip.

It is not your debit card.

It is not your credit card.

It is not your social security card.

It is not the UPC symbol on the package of bread, or cereal you buy, or any other item bought or sold.

The mark of the beast, whatever it will take the form of, is just that – a mark. It is something which clearly indicates ownership. Vine defines the word mark as it is used in Revelation 13:16, 14:9-10 as; ‘denotes a stamp, impress, translated “mark”‘. It is a Greek word meaning stigma. This mark, brand or symbol will be placed upon the forehead or right hand to signify complete allegiance, submission and authority to lordship. Sound familiar?

When we who are in Christ, walk in Christ, we take upon ourselves his mark, not a mark that can be seen with natural eyes, but a mark by which signifies someone who has been purchased, in this case, a purchase by blood. We, who are in Christ, bear the mark of Christ in our heart. However, it is Satan’s plan, as it always has been to be like God, and I believe his mark he will impose upon the world will do what he could only slightly do in Genesis 6, to re-create man in his own image, through the use of science and technology.

Satan has always sought to counterfeit God to demonstrate his own pride at attempting to be like the most high God. It is this mark, which I believe would be impossible to be a simple marking upon the body, which will literally change man’s spiritual mind into serving one master – willingly. Thus the role of science and technology. It is no secret that man has been trying to master sickness and death. Today, science has attempted to create the perfect pill to stop hunger, lose weight, gain weight, grow hair, lose hair, have the perfect body. It also seeks to stop diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and every other sort of medical problem which has plagued man – even death. Man has desperately sought to do what only God can do, and I believe Satan will do in part what man can only dream of doing, and it will come at a price, the price of ones soul.

It is my opinion that the mark in Revelation 13:16 has a double meaning, as well as a double purpose. We see that more closely in verse 17 where the verse reads, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he who had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” It is obvious to the reader that the second part or meaning to the mark is an economic one. This would bring about complete control over those who take the mark. The mark is one that will be of both spiritual as well as economical. It will change the very method by which the world works and lives and thinks. It will cause men to abdicate his need for God, thereby re-creating a significant change in both appearance as well as mentality. In other words, this mark will not just be some ID card, or a tattoo, or some chip which can easily be thrown away or peeled off or erased. This mark will be one which, for those who take it, will be like the first Adam, having their eyes opened for the first time, where they will be given all of the secrets of the universe – but it will be a lie. That mark, whatever form it will take, will change the heart to such a degree that people not only will not want to repent, but they will have a evil mindset against God himself and Christ his son, not to mention those who serve him.

The truth is, the mark is something which will be given to this world from something outside our world. From another source. Remember, it comes from the beast himself, it is designed by the beast, promoted by the false prophet, and yielded by something not of this world. To suggest anything less would be foolish. This is the power of Satan which will be seen for all the world to see, for this being will have power over life and death, the elements, and eventually over the church. This is why to receive the mark is damning one to hell, ushering in the wrath of almighty God. This is why the mark is both a symbol of ownership, and one of slavery.

At some point in the future, our world will face its greatest challenge to date, and many will fall under this dark time which is yet to come. Yet this is why Jesus gave us a promise that we who endure to the end, the same shall be saved. Whatever the image the mark takes is insignificant to the greater purpose of the mark itself, which is to damn the soul to eternity. That is the ultimate plan by Satan, to destroy the lives of millions, even billions to an eternal hell, by simply taking the mark. One little mark that has a greater consequence than anything before it, and why the church needs to preach the gospel while it can, before our time comes to an end.

Christopher

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