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Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unright-eousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  2 Cor. 6:14-18

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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me . . .  Hosea 4:6

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And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
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The contemporary body of corporate Seventh-day Adventists and many, many Independent Ministries are sleepwalking far behind the march of prophetic events.  It is high time to wake up and WATCH!

"The hour has come, the hour is striking and striking at you, the hour and the end!"  Eze. 7:6 (Moffatt)

The words of Jesus Christ Himself about His Second Coming - Matt. 24:

21For then shall be great tribulation , such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. [Cf. Dan. 11:45-12:1] 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 show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  [Cf. Isa.  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. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [Wrote John the Revelator - Rev. 1:7, "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him" and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Cf. Rev. 19)]  . . .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. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  (Emphasis added.)

Of the great antichrist God has revealed through His prophet Isaiah:

12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Cf. Isa. 2:1-6, 19-21; bold and italic emphasis added)

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The insight of A. T. Jones that needs to be kept in mind as Roman Catholic legislation proliferates throughout America - "The papacy is very impatient of any restraining bonds"  more . . .

Ellen G. White: "When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result." (GC 445.1)

"When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with Spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and Republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan, and that the end is near." (5T 451.)

Spirit of Prophecy Policy on Family Planning  (For full context cf. Adventists and Birth Control; Adventists and Birth Control (Concluded)

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NEW►  Events on the move in Palestine - presssure on Israel being increased? The Palestinian move and Prime Minister Netanyahu's trip to Rome to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry, together with the involvement of the European Union, bear watching. The Vatican is not mentioned, but the venue of the meeting and EU involvement must be significant:-

Ramallah to push UN bid Wednesday, will maintain security ties -

The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an official said. . .

Following the death of senior Fatah official Ziad Abu Ein last Wednesday after clashing with Israel Defense Forces soldiers, former Preventive Security Force head Jibril Rajoub said the PA had no choice but to respond, given that Israel had “crossed a red line.”

The Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the statehood bid ahead of Monday’s meeting in Rome between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry arrived in Italy Sunday amid a European-led drive to push moves towards Palestinian statehood, with US officials saying he sought to learn more about the European position.

After Netanyahu called snap elections for March, some Europeans have pointed to a narrow window of opportunity to push a Palestinian resolution at the Security Council.

In the past, the United States has consistently used its UN veto power to block moves it sees as anti-Israel, but US officials said they drew a distinction between a unilateral step, and an effort to draw up a multilateral resolution at the UN Security Council, which would have the backing of many nations.

NEW►  Misguided and delusional enthusiasm - "I believe it shook the gates of hell." Rather, the spirits of Rev. 16:14 rejoice as they advance the goal of uniting the world for "the battle of that great day of God Almighty." The Holy Spirit is not in this:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

Gates of Hell Shake as Prophetic Pope Seeks the Blessing of a Humble Patriarch -

At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew embraced one another as brothers, and friends. Then, the successor of Peter bowed his head and sought a blessing from his brother in the Lord, Patriarch Bartholomew. Like much of what Francis does, the request for a blessing from Patriarch Bartholomew was prophetic. It also reflected the humility of this servant of the servants of God. However, I suggest it may be much more. It may point toward a tectonic plate shift in the history of Christianity. . .

The language regularly used by both Bartholomew and Francis reflects the kind of language which can help to build a framework for full communion. It is laced with humility, informed by mutual respect and fueled by the hope of legitimate diversity within full communion.

The revision of ecclesial governance which is being encouraged by Francis reflects a movement toward a synodal approach within the Catholic Church. This points toward real possibilities of ecclesial structures which could promote this goal. It is something the Orthodox Church is watching quite closely.

There is a phrase which was used by Saint John Paul and Pope Emeritus Benedict when referring to the full communion of Eastern and Western Christianity. They spoke of the two lungs of the Church breathing together again.

Francis also uses the phrase. . .

I pray that this prophetic action of Pope Francis - humbly seeking the blessing of Patriarch Bartholomew - hastens the healing of the divisions which separate the Church of Jesus Christ.

I believe it shook the gates of hell.

May it now release the power of the Holy Spirit and unleash a new missionary age of the Church.

"Divine Liturgy" indeed! Consider the travesty of Truth - those being led by the Holy Spirit to oppose the confederacy are to be identified with the gates of hell as the dragon makes war against "the remnant of her seed."

NEW►  Pope Francis continues his determined quest for unity, the desired culmination of the ecumenical movement in Christendom and between different religions, not least of all Judaism and Islam. It is impossible for an observer to gauge progress from the outside; but it is certain that the mission will be accomplished under the direction of supernatural powers, and according to the sure Word of Prophecy:-

Pope Francis to visit Turkey in most challenging mission of papacy so far -

Pope Francis embarks on one of the most delicate missions of his 18-month-old papacy on Friday, when he is expected to wrestle with the problems of Christian persecution in the Muslim world and tackle relations with Islam in a time of spreading jihadism during his visit to Turkey.

As if that were not enough, he is also expected to deal with the millenium-old schism between Catholicism and Orthodoxy that centred on the city that is now Istanbul. . . .

Francis will be the fourth reigning pope to visit Turkey, and his comes at an intensely sensitive moment for the dwindling Christian communities of the Middle East. Many of the Iraqi and Syrian Christians who have fled their homes to escape the spread of Islamic State (Isis)are currently living as refugees in Turkey.

On Tuesday, Francis appeared to reach out for dialogue with Isis. “I never count anything as lost. Never. Never close the door. It’s difficult, you could say almost impossible, but the door is always open,” he said.

From the Vatican’s standpoint, another important aspect of the visit will be the opportunity to consolidate the papacy’s good relations with the ecumenical patriarch, Bartholomew I, the pre-eminent spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians. Francis’s stay in Turkey will coincide with the feast of St Andrew, whose significance for the Orthodox church is similar to that of St Peter for Catholics. . . .

Pope Francis in Turkey to boost faith ties -

Pope Francis is in Turkey on a three-day trip aimed at promoting religious dialogue, only the fourth visit by a pope to the Muslim-majority nation.

In a speech in Ankara he said such a dialogue could "deepen the understanding and appreciation of the many things which we hold in common".

He also spoke about the Middle East, saying that "for too long [it has] been a theatre of fratricidal wars".

The Pope was speaking alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. . . .

Pope Francis begins Turkey visit -

Pope Francis has begun his first visit to Turkey in a trip aimed at building bridges with Islam and supporting the Christian minorities of the Middle East.

On Friday, Francis spent the first of three days in Turkey in the capital Ankara, holding a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his newly constructed presidential palace.

In an address following the meeting, Francis condemned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, adding that military force was justified to stop ISIL advance.

Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State

After meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan the pope said it was lawful to stop an unjust aggressor but urged a concerted commitment to devote resources "not to weaponry, but to the other noble battles worthy of man -- the fight against hunger and sickness".

The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics called for inter-religious dialogue to end of all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism, and stressed the importance of freedom of religion and of expression.

"It is essential that all citizens - Muslim, Jewish and Christian - both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties," he said. . . .

NEW►  Clearly the Vatican is agitated about the escalating violence in Jerusalem:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

At interfaith conference, Vatican official blasts 'barbarism' of killings at Jerusalem synagogue -

Speaking to a conference on inter-religious dialogue just after the news of a terrorist bombing at a synagogue in Jerusalem, the Vatican’s representative said that “no cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarism.”

Note the setting - an interfaith conference. The Papacy is intent on a coming together, the work of the spirits of Rev. 16:14. Pope Francis, who is intensely involved in the ecumenical Charismatic Renewal movement, has been frenetically cementing his ties to its leaders as well as his fraternal relations with leaders of other religions. He has just reiterated that "Christian unity" is a priority for Catholics; not surprising since Christian unity is a prerequisite for unity with the other religions involved in the Jerusalem crisis:

Pope Francis: Christian unity remains a priority for Catholics -

Pope Francis thanks all those who, over the past half century, have pioneered this process of reconciliation and he mentions the important role that ecumenical translations of the Bible have played in developing closer cooperation among Christians.

The Pope has also expressed his anguish over the violent conflict in Jerusalem:

Pope Francis calls for peace after series of Jerusalem attacks -

In remarks at the General Audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said, “I am following with concern the alarming increase in tension in Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land, with unacceptable episodes of violence that do not spare even the places of worship. I assure a special prayer for all the victims of this dramatic situation and for those who suffer most as a result. From the bottom of my heart, I make an appeal to the parties involved to put an end to the spiral of hatred and violence and to make courageous decisions for reconciliation and peace. Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a torment!

Recently, a representative of the European Union said, "There is an element of desperation in the area ." It is reasonable to conclude that the sense of urgency is inspired by the power behind the papal throne (the dragon) and his angels (Rev. 12:7-9; 13:2.) He knows from Jesus' prophecy of Luke 21:24 that the time remaining is limited. While the devils work assiduously to plant doubt and unbelief in the minds of humans, they themselves "believe, and tremble" (James 2:19.)


 

The EU increases pressure on Israel:-

EU to Israel: If you want to get along with us, make peace -

The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council said that “the EU and its member states remain committed to ensure continued, full and effective implementation of existing EU legislation and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlement products.”

It added that “the EU closely monitors the situation and its broader implications and remains ready to take further action in order to protect the viability of the two-state solution.”

It issued a three-page statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as part of a renewed effort by the EU to be involved in any US-led revival of the peace talks, which have remained frozen since April.

After the meeting, the EU’s new foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said that the EU supports the initiative US Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing to relaunch the peace process.

As part of that effort, Kerry spoke with PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday evening.

The EU was looking at a regional framework that involved the US, EU and UN Security Council, and that would also include Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Mogherini said.

“We decided that we cannot just wait and see. We are running out of time. There is an element of desperation in the area,” Mogherini told reporters.

Cf. Inflexible harshness of the right-wing Israeli government.

Israeli Chief Rabbi seeks help from Pope Francis to quell violence and terrorism in Jerusalem; but asserts Israel's right to sovereignty over the City, which is a primary obstacle to peace. How will Pope Francis respond?:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

Chief Rabbi calls on Pope Francis to condemn violence and terrorism over Jerusalem -

Yosef met with Apostolic Nunico Lazzarotto at the offices of the Chief Rabbinate in the capital and said that religious leaders should use their influence to impart to the adherents of their faiths the central concept of the sanctity of life and the requirement to refrain from shedding the blood of others.

“Jerusalem was given by God to the Jewish people thousands of years ago and we do not need to need to concede our sovereignty over it, but at the same time the Bible says ‘My house will be a house of prayer for all peoples,’” Yosef told Lazzarotto.

“Therefore we must allow people from all faiths to pray there if they so wish, while our utmost desire is to prevent bloodshed and to reduce the tensions, [because] the purpose of faith is to bring good and peace to all, and not the opposite, God forbid,” the chief rabbi continued.

The common ground between the Chief Rabbi and the Pope appears to be allowing "people from all faiths to pray there" [at the Temple Mount?] Certainly the ecumenical "peace process" continues on its own track.

 Our Lord's admonition to watch embraces recognizing the obstacles to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies as well as the indications of progress towards completed fulfillment. Concerning Dan. 11:45, a state of upheaval has erupted in Palestine since Pope Francis' visit in May. There are demonstrations and physical conflicts in Jerusalem, triggered in part by that very visit. Nevertheless, it would be a fatal mistake to conclude that the divisive issue of Jerusalem will never be resolved, or that it cannot be resolved within one generation of the fulfillment of Jesus' own prophecy:-

Hundreds clash with IDF forces in 'Day of Rage' -

Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad called on Palestinians to take to the streets of Jerusalem and the West Bank to demonstrate against Israel's policies at the Aksa Mosque.

Jerusalem holy site closure 'declaration of war' - Abbas -

A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war"

The move came amid tension and violence after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Israel's PM urged calm, saying Mr. Abbas was stoking unrest.

The holy site will reopen on Friday, Israel's economy minister says.

Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount/al-Haram al- Sharif, was wounded.

Israel Pledges to Restore Security at Religious Site -

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sought to reassure King Abdullah II of Jordan in a phone call on Thursday that Israel was committed to maintaining the status quo at a contested holy site in East Jerusalem, and that Israel would make every effort to restore calm there after weeks of escalating tensions, according to statements from both sides.

The phone call came a day after Jordan recalled its ambassador from Israel, saying the move was for consultations and to protest Israeli “violations” at the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Some nationalist Israelis have been challenging a decades-old ban on Jewish prayer at the site, revered by Jews as the place where ancient temples once stood, and by Muslims as the site of Al Aqsa Mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock. Jordan is the official custodian of the compound; Israel is in charge of security. . . .

What is new is that the demolitions are taking place at a time of acute tension, especially the increasingly violent contest over the city’s holy places. On the morning after the evictions, fresh riots erupted in the Old City, with televised exchanges of rocks and firecrackers (from Palestinians) and stun-grenades (from the Israel riot police) in the doorway of the al-Aqsa mosque; there are conflicting accounts of how far the police went in. . . .

This is purely speculative, but it may be that in the inflexible harshness of the right-wing Israeli government lie the seeds of its undoing and the ultimate achievement of the papacy's goal:

Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel -

The vote, by a count of 310 to 303, was watched closely in Washington and Jerusalem and by Palestinians as a sign of momentum for a movement to pressure Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and to end the occupation, with a campaign known as B.D.S., for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.

‘European nations threaten to recognize Palestinian state’ -

Several European nations told US officials that they are seriously considering unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state, as Sweden did last month, if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians do not resume.

according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, these countries include some of the US’s closest allies. The report did not specify which, however.

“We’re not going to wait forever,” a senior European official said, according to the report. “Other European countries are poised to follow Sweden.” . . .

European unilateral recognition of Palestinian state irresponsible, Netanyahu tells EU's Mogherini -

Mogherini, however, was not swayed by his words.

”The settlements are an obstacle to the two-states solution, are illegal, and so the European Union is considering this as its position.

No way we can be misinterpreted on that,” Mogherini said after speaking in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Saturday. She also met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Roman Catholic identity of the EU should be carefully noted.

One of the perplexing anomalies apparent as the fulfilling events of the prophecies of Rev. 13:11-17 and Dan. 11:45 unfold is the alliance between the Religious Right in America and the Israeli right-wing government:

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign Policy’ -

At a dinner addressed by the Israeli ambassador, a handful of Republican senators and the chairman of the Republican Party, Mr. Hagee read greetings from President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and dispatched the crowd with a message for their representatives in Congress. Tell them “to let Israel do their job” of destroying the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, Mr. Hagee said.

He called the conflict “a battle between good and evil” and said support for Israel was “God’s foreign policy.”

The next day he took the same message to the White House.

Evangelicals and Israel -

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington this past January, his initial meeting was not with President Clinton but with Jerry Falwell and more than 1,000 fundamentalist Christians. The crowd saluted the prime minister as "the Ronald Reagan of Israel," and Falwell pledged to contact more than 200,000 evangelical pastors, asking them to "tell President Clinton to refrain from putting pressure on Israel" to comply with the Oslo accords.

The meeting between Netanyahu and Falwell illustrates a remarkable political and theological convergence. The link between Israelis Likud government and the U.S. Religious Right was established by Natanyahu's [sic] mentor, Menachem Begin, during the Carter and Reagan administrations. However, the roots of evangelical support for Israel lie in the long tradition of Christian thinking about the millennium. . . .

The anomaly exists in the fact that the Israeli Likud policies on Jerusalem and a Palestinian State are in direct conflict with the objective of the Vatican as prophesied in Dan. 11:45 and evidenced by history. The Evangelical Religious Right appear on the surface to be dominant in the emerging American Theocracy; but from the very inception of the Religious Right movement they have been the puppets of the Roman Catholic Church. So what will Rome do about Republican support for the right-wing government of Israel? We can only wait and watch as the process of change takes place in the United States, Europe, and Israel:

Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians -

Evangelical leaders on both sides of the divide on Israel agree that members of the millennial generation do not share their parents’ passion for the Jewish state; many are seeking some form of evenhandedness when approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“What is happening is that the hard line of Christian Zionists was not successfully passed forward to the next generation, because it was based on theological themes that are now being questioned by younger evangelicals,” said David Gushee, professor of Christian ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Atlanta.

The grip of Christian Zionists over young evangelicals has been loosening for several years, according to observers within the community. But in recent weeks, the leading evangelical pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel, has set off alarm bells in articles and interviews decrying the inroads made by pro-Palestinian activists into the evangelical community. CUFI’s leaders are calling for a new strategy to block them.

In the words of the hymn by A. Cleveland Cox, "We are living, we are dwelling, in a grand and awful time . . ." Watching the march of events is as fascinating as it is a solemn duty. 

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Announcement:

Elder Wm. H. Grotheer died on Sabbath, Saturday May 2, 2009.

He has left a rich legacy of theological writings and sermons which will be a blessing to many until the end of time.

Follow the adjacent link to a moving tribute written by a former student of Elder Grotheer who has been a friend of the Grotheer family for nearly fifty years.

In memory of
William Henry Grotheer October 10, 1923
to May 2, 2009

 

"The hour has come, the hour is striking and striking at you, the hour and the end!"  Eze. 7:6 (Moffatt)