Friday, July 10, 2015

I Am A Satisfied Pentecostal

"He shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost and with fire," Luke 3:16.
I have seen too many things that contradict the modern concept of CHURCH for me to believe that the contemporary Church is doing the right thing. I can never be a part of a non-Pentecostal "church." I know better. I have seen the supernatural power of God manifested in the Church in a way that is almost never seen today. I will give you a short list of them.

For example:
  • I have seen preachers so powerfully anointed with the Word of God and by the Holy Ghost in them that as they preached, men and women and children spontaneously stood and came quickly, sometimes running, to kneel and pray at an altar where they began to weep profusely in remorse and regrets for their sins. They left the meeting profoundly changed, profoundly convicted of their former ways, and determined to radically change their ways and live a holy, godly life.
  • I have seen people by the hundreds weeping loudly in prayerful travail for God to come among them and manifest His glory.
  • I have seen the Holy Ghost fall on a crowd of people so powerfully that almost every person in the building spoke in tongues for an extended period of time - some weeping, some rejoicing, some leaping, some dancing, some running.
  • I have seen elderly men, some in their seventies and eighties, running laps around the Church building because they we so moved by the preached Word of God.
  • I have seen elderly women, even in their eighties, weeping loudly, speaking in tongues, and worshiping God for long periods of time - ten minutes, twenty minutes and longer - with hands raised, tears flowing.
  • I have been in congregations of hundreds of young people when the Holy Ghost fell and most of them were filled with the Holy Ghost, and spoke in tongues for long periods of time.
  • I have seen the Holy Ghost fall on a congregation of young people, and dozens of them were filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in other tongues. Some prayed in the Spirit for hours. Some had to be carried from the meeting late at night, still speaking in tongues.
  • I have on multiple occasions, witnessed people speaking in an unknown tongue, when someone else recognized both the language and the message they were speaking, and in every case it was a profound and supernatural message to the person who understood it.
  • I have had been in services where the presence of God was so manifest that people could visibly see a cloud of smoke.
  • I have seen angels walking the aisles of a Church sanctuary, immediately followed by an outpouring of the Holy Ghost in which dozens of people came to repentance, baptism in Jesus' name, and filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues. 
  • I have had people tell me that they saw fire on the roof of the Church as they drove by, and they came inside to find a Holy Ghost prayer meeting going on.
  • I have seen healings and miracles that defy all medical explanations. For example...
    • Fevers and infections INSTANTLY healed after anointing with oil, and prayer by the laying on of hands.
    • A man with a cancerous tumor the size of a grapefruit wrapped around his spine, instantly healed, tumor disappeared after prayer by the laying on of hands.
    • A 10-year-old girl, blind due to multiple illnesses, instantly healed with 20/20 vision. Glaucoma vanished.
    • An acute case of shingles on a ~50 year-old woman, bed-fast for weeks, scabs from her waist to her feet, healed overnight, scabs fell off, skin completely healed.
    • An infant girl, less than one-year-old, covered in pox-like sores from head to toe, tested and treated in three different hospitals over 90-days with no improvement, healed OVERNIGHT after prayer - completely new, fresh skin by morning.
    • A teen-age boy, wounded in the shin of his leg, treated unsuccessfully for several weeks by a wound specialist, healed overnight following a prophetic word.
    • A retired couple whose home was in foreclosure, in need of $41,000 within 48-hours, after prayer, received a phone call from a long-lost son, from whom they had not heard in more than seven years. He informed them that he had just sent them $45,000.
    • And countless other miracles in a lifetime of supernatural miracles.
I have seen God do so many miraculous things in my life, HOW COULD I EVER BE SATISFIED WITH DEAD RELIGION?

How could I go to a Church that does not preach and practice the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues?

How could I go to a Church that does not practice prayer, and laying on of hands for the sick?

I could I ever be satisfied with anything but an Apostolic, Pentecostal, Holiness Church?

I cannot. I must not. I will not.

The entire EARLY CHURCH was Pentecostal. That is what I will be.
No apologies. No compromise. In Jesus' name.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

IRAN will join RUSSIA, CHINA in epic league.

PROPHECY ALERT! In what may be a profoundly significant move in the light of Bible prophecies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the week of June 3, 2015 that all members in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) agree on allowing IRAN to join the regional bloc, based on the acceptable resolution of issues pertaining to Iran's nuclear program.

In January, 2008, I wrote an article in which I identified the relatively new organization called the SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION as a potential source of the 200,000,000 million-man army in the Sixth Trumpet War of Revelation 9.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was formed in 2001 with RUSSIA and CHINA as its anchor members. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were also full members. But other states were quickly given observer status: Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan.  Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka are called dialogue partners.

The S.C.O. is the Communist/Islamic counterpart to N.A.T.O. (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the military powerhouse of the West. The S.C.O. is the fast-rising "security" organization of Russia and China. The accession of IRAN to full-member status in the S.C.O. is a development of epic proportions. 

The entrance of IRAN into the SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION suggests (powerfully) that this league will be the major players in the prophesied

1. The Sixth Trumpet War; 
2. The Sixth Vial of God's Wrath; and 
3. The Battle of Armageddon.

Could RUSSIA, CHINA and IRAN, as principals in the S.C.O., become the major antagonists in the Sixth Trumpet War?

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet,
Loose the four angels which are
bound in the great river Euphrates.
And the four angels were loosed, which were
prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year,
for to slay the third part of men.
And the number of the army of the horsemen
were two hundred thousand thousand:
and I heard the number of them," Revelation 9:14-16.

Will RUSSIA, CHINA, and IRAN also become the "kings of the East" mentioned in the "Sixth Vial" of the Seven Vials of God's Wrath?

"And the sixth angel poured out his vial
upon the great river Euphrates;
and the water thereof was dried up,
that the way of the KINGS OF THE EAST
might be prepared," Revelation 16:12.


Who will be the Kings of the East?

"The kings of the east" will come across a dried-up Euphrates River. Ezekiel 38 prophesied extensively about who would be the aggressors at the battle of Armageddon. Using ancient names, the prophet Ezekiel specifically identified modern Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Libya and Ethiopia. It is conceivable that China will also be with that evil coalition. Immediately before Armageddon, God will compel them to make their move toward Jerusalem.

Earlier, John had prophesied in Revelation 9:13-16 of a war that will take place at the sounding of the Sixth Trumpet. (There are seven great trumpets of prophecy. The seventh and last trumpet will be the First Resurrection and Rapture of the Church.) The first five trumpets have already sounded. We are awaiting the Sixth Trumpet War, in which 200,000,000 soldiers will be involved. The original Greek text actually suggests, "myriads and myriads" of soldiers, which suggests an uncountable number of warriors descending in the greatest clash of civilization in the history of the world.

Take note of the similarities between the Communist SCO logo and the Obama logo:

 SCO

COMMUNISM will be the prevailing power on earth in the Last Days, according to the prophecies of the Bible. 

Communism will be the SCARLET RED BEAST of Revelation 17:3. 

According to the Bible, Russia and China will be powerhouses in the last days.

Even Revelation 13 tells us that the FEET of the RUSSIAN BEAR will be a part of the last WORLD GOVERNMENT, based in Europe. At that time, Russia will be a part of a league with Britain, Europe and the United Nations.

"And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard [the European Union], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [Russia], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [Britain]: and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority," Revelation 13:2."


Here are my notes from the Book of Revelation
pertaining to the Sixth Trumpet War as taught in
"My Daily Bible Companion"

A Voice From The Four Horns Of The Golden Altar

God receives the prayers of all the saints across the golden altar in Heaven (8:3). From the horns of that altar of prayer, John reported a voice instructing four angels to launch the Sixth Trumpet War. One-third of all mankind will die. This greatest war in history is launched from the altar of prayer. Is this great end-of-the-age event somehow an answer to multitudes of prayers of the saints of all ages? Perhaps!

Revelation 9:13-14 "I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel..."

The Sixth Trumpet

This prophecy says that a war killing one-third of mankind will begin when four spirits are loosed at the Euphrates River! Right now, ISLAMIC extremism threatens western CAPITALISM and CATHOLICISM, while Russian and Chinese COMMUNISTS arm them. The four most powerful globalist spirits are loosed -- Capitalism, Communism, Catholicism and Islam.

Revelation 9:13-21 - "Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates ...to slay the third part of men ...the number of the army ...two hundred thousand thousand ...the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not ...neither repented they of their murders."

Prepared For An Hour, A Day, A Month And A Year

I believe that the four angels have already been loosed. They are not holy angels. They are evil principalities - probably the four most powerful devils on the earth today, under Lucifer himself. The Sixth Trumpet is already unfolding, but on a very specific YEAR, MONTH, DAY, and HOUR, they will kill "a third part of men (Gr: 'anthropos' means 'humanity')." That will be a global holocaust - all in ONE HOUR!

Revelation 9:15 - "The four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men."

Two Hundred Million Horsemen - Innumerable Myriads

It seems necessary to render the Greek word "murias" (myriad) as "innumerable" in this case. KJV variously translates it "ten thousands," or "innumerable." In the entire world, there are less than 10 million active military troops, 30 million reserve troops, and 60 million horses. 200 million horses standing 50 feet apart would cover the entire State of Israel proper (excluding the Negev Desert). Unless these horsemen are supernatural, then we should understand that John meant an army comprised of uncountable myriads of horsemen.

Revelation 9:16 - "The number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand [two myriads of myriads]."

The Horses Of The Sixth Trumpet

The horses of the Sixth Trumpet will not be ordinary horses. Their heads will be "as the heads of lions." Fire, smoke and brimstone will issue out of their mouths. This may be an allegory for some advanced military equipment.

Revelation 9:18-19 - "By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt."

Billions Will Die, Yet Men Will Not Repent Of Their Sins

The most horrifying war in the history of the world to date will occur during the Sixth Trumpet. One-third of all mankind will die. Fire, smoke, brimstone and horrifying plagues will kill literally billions of people. Still, they will not repent of their sins. Such is the corruption of sin. Cherish the gift of repentance.

Revelation 9:20-21 - "The rest ...which were not killed ...yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols ...which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, ...sorceries, ...fornication, ...thefts."

Please see my article about the Battle of Armageddon to see how IRAN is prophesied to be involved in this eternally significant war.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Will the POPE confirm the covenant of Daniel 9:27 in September 2015?


"The Daniel Prophecies"
God's Plan for the Last Days
I am going out on a limb.

I have already speculated that Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk and the nation of France are going to produce a United Nations Security Council Resolution that will unilaterally declare a Palestinian State, fully disregarding the will of Israel, and completely stripping them of Gaza and the West Bank. An eight-member Arab commission is fueling the effort by setting forth their expectations for the resolution.

I also suspect that in the month of September, we will see some profoundly world-changing news from the Pope. The Pope, whose office is the same as the coming False Prophet of Revelation 13, is scheduled to speak to the United States Congress on September 24, 2015, and at the United Nations in New York the very next day, September 25, 2015 (in the U.N.s 70th year). The press indicates that his theme will be Climate Change, but nobody knows for sure. I would not be at all surprised to see the U.N. Security Council Resolution passed on September 26, 2015, if in fact the Security Council is in session that day.

I won't be surprised if the U.N. Security Council Resolution declaring a Palestinian State is passed BEFORE the Pope arrives. Even if it is not passed by then, I expect it to be passed soon thereafter. In fact, it just may be that the Pope will passionately call for the U.N. S.C. Resolution TO BE PASSED in those two speeches. If so, it may actually be the Pope who spearheads the passing of that Resolution.

In order for this process to fulfill Daniel 9:27 as the Confirmation of the Covenant, it will necessarily have to include some clause that specifies for a SEVEN-YEAR agreement of some kind. I can only speculate exactly how that 7-year clause might materialize, but my greatest suspicion is that the U.N.S.C. Resolution will allow Israel seven years to pull out of the West Bank. That is my best guess. It may have some other 7-year condition to it.

IF THE U.N.S.C. Resolution does indeed HAVE a SEVEN-YEAR CLAUSE in it, and if the POPE does indeed CONFIRM or OFFICIALLY SUPPORT the Resolution, I STRONGLY BELIEVE that will be the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy.

"And he shall CONFIRM THE COVENANT with many for ONE WEEK [Seven Years]: and in the midst of the week [after 42 months] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate," Daniel 9:27.

The POPE will collaborate with the ASSYRIAN MAN OF SIN (Daniel 11:40-45; Isaiah 14:24-27; Micah 5:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:3) to run the Jews out of their newly-built Third Temple in Jerusalem. The new multi-million-dollar Temple will be left DESOLATE for the remainder of Daniel's Seventieth Week.

IF THE POPE does what I think he will do before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, then we will have embarked upon the final SEVEN YEARS leading to the great and final battle of Armageddon, and the FIRST RESURRECTION and RAPTURE of the Church at that time.

At that point, THERE WILL BE NO MORE PRE-TRIBULATION PREACHERS. We will actually be IN the last seven years.

HOWEVER, even if the Pope does NOT do all that it looks like he may do, THESE EVENTS are STILL INEVITABLE. If they do not happen now, they WILL happen later.

If the UNSC Resolution does not pass now, there will be another Covenant somewhere down the road that WILL fulfill Daniel's prophecies, and in ALL LIKELIHOOD, ALL OF US WILL LIVE TO SEE IT TAKE PLACE.

These are the most ominous, exciting and perilous times in the history of man.

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light," Romans 13:11-12.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Prophetic Significance of Tony Blair Quitting U.N. QUARTET

Tony Blair at the U.N.
Photo by Ken Raggio
Tony Blair has resigned as the spokesman for the United Nations Middle East "Quartet" - the chief negotiators in the Middle East since 2002. Blair has been a primary figure in the process for the past eight years. In THE DANIEL PROPHECIES, I show how the Quartet was a manifestation of the Four Beasts in Daniel 7: the British Lion with U.S. Eagle's Wings, the Russian Bear, the European Leopard and the United Nations Dreadful Beast. ALL of those parties provided representatives to the Quartet, and their mission was to establish the "two-state" solution, that is, to create the State of Palestine, and by default, take away an enormous part of the Holy Land from the State of Israel.

Now that the mouth of the British lion has resigned, it will be interesting to see what the Quartet will do. It is said that the Palestinians had become distrusting of Blair for his Jewish sympathies. I strongly suspect that Blair is happy to leave, and that he is probably privy to an upcoming United Nations Security Council Resolution to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State, so he is bowing out, so as not to be a part of it. But that is merely my speculation.

Get ready for Palestinian Statehood, which will require Israel to forfeit its sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Ramallah, Jericho, Jenin, and more of the Holy Land; worst of all - East Jerusalem. Forty percent of the West Bank is occupied by Jewish settlers who will all be forced out when the prophesied Assyrian Man of Sin (Daniel 11; Isaiah 14:24-27; Micah 5:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:3) commits the Abomination of Desolation in the middle of those seven years.

Magnificent prophetic fulfillments are underway. Daniel's Seventieth Week could begin at any time now. I strongly suspect that the United Nations Security Council Resolution will be the "Covenant with many" that the Roman Catholic Pope, the prophesied prince of Rome (Daniel 9:25-28) will CONFIRM - especially if there is any clause in it that calls for a seven-year pull-out by Israel. If that is a correct assessment, then there is an extremely high possibility that we could be in the final seven years leading to Armageddon by the end of this year. Wait and see. But say your prayers. It's going to be a rough ride.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How To Study The Bible

Bible study is not rocket science. You do not have to be an intellectual or an academic to study the Bible. You do not have to be a theologian or a minister to understand the Bible. In fact, most of the intellectuals and theologians I have met have a warped perception of the Bible and its teachings.

The Bible is meant to be taken at face value. It is any man's book. What you see is what you get. If you can read, you can know God through the pages of the Bible.

That does not mean that I am suggesting that it is easy. It is not easy. It is a chore. Real, bona fide knowledge and understanding of the Bible does not come easily, but considering that the eternal rewards that come with knowing, understanding and obeying the Word of God are inestimable, the effort that you make to understand the scriptures is the most worthy investment you could ever make, and worth more than anyone can possibly imagine.

First of all, if you are an English-speaking person, you must have the right translation of the Bible. If you were fluent in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, you could read the Bible in its original texts. But almost nobody is qualified to do that. Therefore, you must ascertain that the English translation you study is the most reliable and accurate version available. (Actually, this is true in ANY language. Every translation of the Bible is a potentially hazardous resource, depending on the authenticity and accuracy employed in its translation process.)

I won't take the time here to explain all the multitudinous reasons why I insist on using the King James Version as my primary source for Bible study. But you can read my explanations here if you have a problem with that. I am quite adamant that no other English version can compare with the KJV, and I insist on clinging to the KJV as the primary study resource for English-speaking people. Other English versions are simply NOT to be trusted!

Secondly, good-quality Bible study need not be complicated. Here are the things you need:
  1. A place to study - with a comfortable chair and good lighting. This goes along with my previous teachings about having "A Place to PRAY." If you are serious about your Christian living, you need a proper place to PRAY, and a proper place to READ and STUDY GOD'S WORD.
  2. A good-quality KJV Bible. I suggest the Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible. It has a unique reference system that will enable you to begin at any place in the Bible and follow that particular subject from Genesis to Revelation. For instance, if the subject is "jealousy," the Thompson Chain Reference will lead you from one verse to the next on the subject of "jealousy" until you have gone through the entire Bible on that subject. It also contains many other valuable charts, graphs, and encylopedic-type helps in the back of the Bible.
  3. A notebook. Buy whatever kind of notebook that suits you well. I suggest a spiral-bound notebook, or a writing-tablet on a clipboard. Many of my earliest handwritten Bible studies were kept in a 3-ring notebook. I wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages of handwritten notes in my early days. A 3-ring notebook is large and cumbersome, but it is logical if you intend to add to or re-arrange your notes eventually. If you are high-tech, keep your laptop nearby with a note-taking program like EVERNOTE open at all times. Evernote is a free program. You can keep a separate file open for each topic you are studying.
  4. A Concordance. A Strong's Concordance or Young's Concordance will enable you to look up any word in the Bible and see the original Hebrew, Greek or Aramic word. It will show you all the possible meanings of that word. If you are online, you can search the online versions of Strong's Concordance.
  5. A good Dictionary. Keep a good quality dictionary nearby to provide word definitions for difficult words.
  6. A good Bible Dictionary (or a search-engine on the Internet). Smith's Bible Dictionary is an old Bible Dictionary that is now in the public domain, and it will provide many valuable helps, such as telling you all about cities, people, objects, etc. in the Bible. A Smith's Bible Dictionary is a great Bible study aid. A free online version of Smith's Dictionary is readily available, too.
Third, your Bible Study should be systematic. That means you should start in the Book of Genesis and continue methodically all the way to the Book of Revelation. Read for meaning. Do not get in a hurry. You do not have to read the entire Bible in one year. It is more important that you read for meaning. Read the first chapter of Genesis and take notes. If something stumps you, look it up and get enough information to satisfy your confusion, then return to the place you left off. AVOID SPURIOUS WEBSITES or exotic theories!! There are tons of bizarre theories on just about any subject in the Bible. Keep carefully to Oneness, Apostolic, Acts 2:38, Pentecostal, Holiness sources. Trinitarian viewpoints will often mislead you, and you won't even realize it.

As you study through the Bible, you will inevitably run off on a lot of tangents. Every time you find a subject that baffles you, or intrigues you, or confuses you, you should take a little time to satisfy the need to understand. But DON'T GET LOST! If you cannot come to a satisfactory understanding of a particular subject, SKIP IT FOR A WHILE, and go back to your original point where you left off. Don't be in a big hurry to understand complicated subjects! Get a cursory understanding at first, and leave the heavy research until later. Many of the hard subjects will become easier as you go through the entire Bible. Subjects that you did not understand six months ago will suddenly become plain.

After you have studied the ENTIRE BIBLE, your second pass will be MUCH EASIER to understand!! Don't get bogged down! Keep moving. Move at a nice, comfortable pace. Read slowly enough to understand what you just read, but fast enough to keep moving.

Once you find a comfortable study pace, you can study the entire Bible for the rest of your life in that manner. Within a few years, you will begin to experience a great deal of mastery on all the subjects of the Bible.

LAST, I heartily recommend MY DAILY BIBLE COMPANION to you. It is my own personal Bible Commentary. I spent 5 years and 4 months writing four mini-lessons every single day, from Genesis to Revelation. I stopped at virtually every talking point in the Bible and explained the meaning of that segment of the Bible. MY DAILY BIBLE COMPANION comes in two volumes. Volume 1 contains lessons from the Old Testament. Volume 2 contains lessons from the New Testament. I encourage people to keep Volume 1 by their bedside, and Volume 2 by their favorite chair. That way, you can study the Bible day and night!

In addition to MY DAILY BIBLE COMPANION, I urge you to get my prophecy book, THE DANIEL PROPHECIES - GOD'S PLAN FOR THE LAST DAYS. It contains 726 pages, 175 photos, and hundreds of footnotes on virtually all of the major prophecies of the Bible. You will not find a single book anywhere else in the world that is more thorough or comprehensive on Bible prophecies for the Last Days. THE DANIEL PROPHECIES will help you attain to real mastery of Bible prophecies. You will understand prophecies better than 99% of all Christians when you are done.

Follow these suggestions, and you will become a great, great student of God's Word. Don't be surprised when you begin to feel the urge to preach or teach the Word to everybody you know!

God bless you!
Ken Raggio


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Modesty In Dress

MODESTY IN DRESS is the mindset you have when you realize that your nakedness is the private domain of yourself and your spouse. You have neither willingness nor desire to expose yourself in public to anyone or everyone who sees you.

You cover yourself in clothing because it is the decent and appropriate thing to do. Your necklines, sleeve lengths and hemlines all provide full coverage of body parts that other people simply do not need to see. You are not embarrassed or ashamed to be covered, but are in fact committed to contradict social styles that endlessly tease, titillate, and evoke lustful interests.

A MODEST PERSON sets their standard of dress higher than his/her peers, sadly aware that society at large has lost its sense of modesty and decency, and that conforming to their standards or styles is a shameful insult to one's self.

A MODEST MAN or WOMAN is resolutely determined not to march to the world's drum, but to dress according to centuries-old definitions of decorum and propriety. A modest man is not ashamed to wear full length trousers, a shirt with sleeves, a hairstyle that is well-trimmed and conservative in appearance, and even shoes that reflect dignity and sobriety. A modest women does not hesitate to wear a neckline that does not expose herself, sleeves that are longer than most, and a dress or skirt with a hemline that prevents her from ever being embarrassed or immodest.

There is simply no justification for the wearing of immodest apparel among professing Christians. If you claim to be consecrated to truth, righteousness and holiness, do not contradict yourself by fanning the flames of the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life by unnecessarily exposing any more of your body than is absolutely necessary. Let MODEST people rise up and show the world how things really ought to be, in Jesus' name.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Vatican Treaty: CONFIRMATION OF THE COVENANT?

Pope Francis with Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas
The Prophet Daniel foretold the day when the Prince of Rome would "confirm a covenant with many for one week," (Daniel 9:27). The week will be a week of years, or seven years. A seven-year covenant will be confirmed "with many" by the Prince of Rome. (For explanation, see Daniel's Seventy Weeks).

That Covenant will trigger the final seven years of prophesied events before the battle of Armageddon. It will include the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Abomination of Desolation (when the Assyrian Man of Sin will stand in the Holy Temple and cause it to be vacated for 42 months), the Mark of the Beast, the Great Tribulation, the Sixth Trumpet War, the sealing of the 144,000 chosen Jews, the Seven Vials of God's Wrath, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the First Resurrection and Rapture of the Church, the great and final Battle of Armageddon, and the inauguration of the 1,000-year Kingdom of Jesus Christ on earth in Jerusalem.

Therefore, the Confirmation of the Covenant in Daniel 9:27 will be an EPIC event! It will be the most pivotal event in human history heretofore. It will affect every man, woman, boy and girl on planet earth. That Covenant will announce the beginning of THE END - the last seven years before Jesus Christ appears.

Has that COVENANT just been CONFIRMED? Or, is it right now in the process? 

We need to know!!

On May 14, 2015, the Vatican Press Office, and "The Bilateral Commission of the Holy See and the State of Palestine" announced that the text of a formal agreement between the Vatican and the (officially non-existent) State of Palestine has been finalized and that  "the work of the Commission on the text of the Agreement has concluded." A Plenary Session, held at the Vatican, brought together the principal delegates of both the Holy See and the Palestinians.

An epic "treaty" is being sealed between the Vatican and the Palestinians.

The Agreement "deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine." The Roman Catholic "Church" has an enormous stake in all political developments in the Holy Land, whether it is under Israeli or Palestinian controls, because the R.C.C. owns and operates countless ancient, historical and modern properties in that land, as well as a significant constituency of Roman Catholics. Virtually all of the holy sites in Israel, especially those mentioned in the New Testament are owned and operated by the Roman Catholic "Church." Therefore, it is imperative that the R.C.C. protect its interests in advance of any potential political upheavals or changing-of-hands. Above all else, the Roman Catholic Church must not lose its hegemony in that part of the world. It is impossible that the R.C.C. will consider the interests of Israel ahead of its own interests, especially in matters of self-preservation.

The Holy See has been always been intensely concerned about the Middle East Peace Process, and ordinarily works as much as possible with all parties involved. But with decades of negotiations failing to resolve long-standing animosities between Israel and the Palestinians, the Roman Catholic Church at last found it necessary to preempt other international policymakers and force the situation to move in a direction that would protect Vatican interests in the region.

The Holy See and the Palestinians first came to a "Basic Agreement" in February, 2000, and last met officially at the Palestinian headquarters at Ramallah in February, 2014.

This new bilateral treaty is the Vatican's strongest yet defacto recognition that actually NAMES the non-existent State of Palestine. Previous Vatican documents addressed the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which had been led by the late terrorist Yassar Arafat, so this is the first bilateral treaty with the so-called "State of Palestine."

By this treaty, the Roman Catholic Church is doing an end run around the United Nations, Israel, the United States, and all other interested parties to be among the first to officially recognize the State of Palestine as a legitimate entity. It also serves as the defacto terminus of all previous peace processes, including the multilateral negotiations led by the U.N. Quartet ( E.U., Russia, U.N, U.S., led by Britain).

The Vatican has effectively taken the lead in disregarding multilateral negotiations, which focused on fostering bilateral talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The Catholic initiative effectively delegitimizes the stalled U.N.-sponsored peace process, the State of Israel, Israel's claims to Jerusalem as its undivided capital, Israel's claims to Judea (the so-called West Bank), and the huge Jewish population living in the "disputed" territories. The actual, self-serving Roman treaty with the Palestinians greatly intimidates all governments in the world to follow suit and recognize the State of Palestine.

At the United Nations, the State of Palestine has not been legally or officially declared. On November 29, 2012,  United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/19 was passed, granting  the Palestine Liberation Organization "non-member observer state" status.

Therefore, the Vatican's recognition is arguably the largest, most valuable, and most potent endorsement Palestine has ever received.

But now to the million-dollar questions:

Is the Vatican Treaty with the State of Palestine the prophesied COVENANT of Daniel 9:27?

Is the Vatican right now Confirming the Covenant that will trigger the final seven yeras of Daniel's prophecies?

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease..." Daniel 9:27.

There are at least THREE SPECIFIC CRITERIA for the Confirming of the Covenant.

1. It must be confirmed by the Prince of Rome (Romans were "the people of the prince that shall come" who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, partially fulfilling Daniel's prophecy.)

2. The Pope/Vatican must confirm the covenant for SEVEN YEARS. In order for any treaty/resolution/covenant to qualify as the Confirmation of the Covenant, it must contain a seven-year statute of some kind. In the middle of the week (after 3.5 years), he will "cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease." (That indicates that the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church will be the power behind the Assyrian Man of Sin [Daniel 11:21-45; Isaiah 14:24-27; Micah 5:5] standing in the Third Temple, committing the prophesied Abomination of Desolation [Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4].) Jesus will come at the end of the seven years to destroy Lucifer and the Man of Sin (Isaiah 14:13; Ezekiel 28:16;Revelation 20:1-3).

(The leader of the European World Government BEAST and the Roman False Prophet Pope will be cast into a burning fire: 
 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone," Revelation 19:20.

The Assyrian Man of Sin will be destroyed on the Temple Mount:
"The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations," Isaiah 14:24-26.)

3. The Prince of Rome must confirm the covenant "with many." This act will not be unilateral or bilateral. It must be multilateral. Many countries will likely be involved. That sounds like a covenant with the United Nations. The United Nations Security Council is likely to draft a final resolution declaring the State of Palestine.  Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk has recently said that it is time for the United Nations to force the Palestinian State issue. (See this article: Martin Indyk: Friend or Foe of Israel?). I expect Martin Indyk to be a player in this final scenario. I also expect to see FRANCE - symbolized by the French Rooster - (the Wings of a Fowl in Daniel 7:6) to be a major force alongside Martin Indyk to FORCE A U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  declaring the State of Palestine. All throughout Europe, and especially in FRANCE, Islamists are taking over. Massive immigration of Muslims is turning one European country after another into anti-Semitic enemies of Israel. Now that the U.S. President Obama has turned the U.S. into an enemy of Israel, the U.N. Resolution is likely to appear for a vote in the near future.

When you and I see this upcoming U.N. Security Council Resolution, I expect to see the Vatican quickly issue a formal R.C.C. endorsement of the Covenant which I believe will probably demand that Israel vacate the West Bank within SEVEN YEARS.

SUCH AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE VATICAN of a new or rewritten U.N. Security Council Resolution will very possibly qualify as the Confirmation of the Covenant. I have no doubts that all truly born-again students of Bible prophecy will quickly and easily recognize that we are seeing the long-prophesied Confirmation of the Covenant.

At THAT moment, we will realize that the SEVEN-YEAR CLOCK IS TICKING, and that we are 3.5 years from the Mark of the Beast and the Great Tribulation, and seven years from Armageddon.

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ADDENDUM: (Added 5/21/15)

According to Russian news agency sputniknews.com, the Palestinian Ambassador to Russia, Fayed Mustafa said,"The importance of the Vatican recognition of Palestine goes beyond the political or legal aspects as it encourages the Catholic countries across the world to recognize the independent state of Palestine." Therefore, by recognizing the State of Palestine, Pope Francis is effectually giving orders to Catholics around the world to recognize the State of Palestine. That naturally reaches into the statehouses and political capitals of the world via Roman Catholic politicians and heads of government.

In a separate sputnik.com article, Mustafa was quoted saying, "Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait are the six countries that have been tasked with drafting a new resolution and setting the deadline for its submission. ...We told the French there was an Arab commission working on it, and invited France to coordinate its efforts with its members."


Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150520/1022357883.html#ixzz3amil3rpT

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For more details, please browse my many prophecy articles at kenraggio.com.

This article specifically outlines the upcoming events in Daniel's Seventieth Week.

Other articles of interest include:
Antichrist Rising: Will A Powerful Islamist Become the Next U.N. Secretary-General?
The Swelling of Jordan and the Dividing of Israel

Monday, April 20, 2015

I've Spent A Lifetime Searching for Truth

I have spent my entire life searching for Truth. No other single factor has affected me more definitively. I want to know the Truth about God and eternity more than anything else. I believe there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun. Therefore, I have spent tens of thousands of hours in intense Bible study, prayer and fasting, in the attempt to sort out Biblical Truth from all the countless contradictions, errors and heresies that utterly dominate so-called Christianity today.

I have forced myself to be brutally honest about every issue, allowing the Word of God to freely define what is right and wrong about every issue of any significance. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about God, but I am exceedingly confident of what the Bible says about just about all of the things that really matter. Therefore, I am a rabid opponent of things that I know do not agree with the scriptures, and will not hesitate to expose and denounce false teaching, practices and lifestyles. It is not a matter of my personal convictions. It is a matter of what I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Bible clearly teaches.

I have ruled out equivocation and compromise to the very best of my ability. If the Bible says it is black, I call it black. If the Bible says it is white, I call it white. If the Bible does not address an issue, I tend to ignore it as well. If I see that God loves something, I love it. If God hates it, I hate it. It is a grave error and a great sin to love things that God hates, or hate things that God loves.

That is why I stand adamantly for the Bible doctrines of the Oneness of God, full repentance that leads to true holiness and separation from the world, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. Likewise, I take an adversarial position to any and all so-called Christians who do not teach and preach these essential doctrines, and especially those who contradict them.

The search for Truth is the most important endeavor anyone will ever embark upon. If you are not searching for Truth, you should be. If you are not categorically sifting through the rights and wrongs of Christianity, you should be. If you are not standing for right and denouncing wrong, you should be. It is a matter of eternal life or eternal torment.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself," Matthew 6:33-34.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOBRIETY is no laughing matter.

SILLY MOCKERY
SOBRIETY. Is sobriety entirely extinct? Is everything in the world laughable? I am appalled at the near-total absence of seriousness about things of God among so many professing Christians, and especially ministers.

Over the years, I have followed the threads of so many people as they discuss crucial Biblical issues, and am utterly blown away by the comedic mockery and irreverence that often prevails in such discussions. But I do not see one, single, solitary joke in the Bible. I cannot find even one tiny instance where my Lord or His Apostles resorted to silly banter or nonsensical jabs in matters of salvation or discipleship.

One of the principal elements of humor is the use of unrelated, impertinent responses to get a laugh. One of the most prevalent ways of getting people to laugh is by saying things that are totally unexpected, unfitting, or surprising. After that, mockery, insults and debasement are oft-used tactics to get a laugh.

Where in the Church of the living God is there any legitimate use of impertinence, mockery, insults or debasement in the teaching or learning process? There is none. Any claimed benefit to such shameful practices could easily be bested with sober, wiser and more mature alternatives. (I am sure that at least somebody reading this is sorely tempted to mock me even as I speak, as I am frequently told that I take myself too seriously, or that I am "too religious," or that I need to "get a life.")

But the premise here is comparable to the temptation of Adam and Eve. Satan persuaded them that they would "be as gods, knowing good and evil." But Adam and Eve experienced nothing of any positive value. Their sin in the Garden was a total, net loss. Doing inadvisable things will never yield a learning experience as valuable as what might have been had by sober, wise and obedient methods. The alternatives to sobriety are not better, they are just funnier, more distracting, and ultimately counterproductive. Our use of inappropriate methods such as cheap humor, mockery and insults in the ministry can never produce the needed results that sobriety and wisdom could better produce.

Why can't we simply be sober? That is what the Bible tells us to do.

We have a much-too-large segment of our body of believers who seem to know no other way to communicate than by mockery and making light of everything from speaking in tongues, shouting, preaching, collecting an offering, or the way someone combs his/her hair. Is it necessary? I say that it isn't. Is it beneficial? I say no. Should such practices be abandoned. I say, "Unequivocally."

Will you mock me now? Then you are the very person I am addressing.

The Church was meant to be like a lifeboat on a raging sea, not a cruise ship for party-goers. "The end...is at hand: be...sober." 1 Peter 4:7.

Christianity is stuffed with cheap filler, like Styrofoam in a shipping crate. It's time to toss out frivolity, and sober up. Preach God's WORD.

Cut the cancer off the Church. Get rid of entertainment, comedy, sports and general nonsense. Soberly, wisely, preach and teach God's Word.

We are making a deadly mistake by turning the Church into a party environment. Heaven, Hell, Eternity are sober issues. We laugh too much.

Many people only live from laugh to laugh. They block out the weightier, sober things of life. 12 Bible verses say "be sober". Get serious.

"The grace of God ...Teach[es] us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly," Titus 2:11.

"Be SOBER, be VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may DEVOUR," 1 Peter 5:8.

The Church would benefit profoundly by categorically throwing out ALL nonsensical humor and stupidity from the Church platform. BE SOBER.

"In all their jollity in this world, the wicked are but as a book fairly bound,..when it is opened is full of nothing but tragedies," Richard Sibbes.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap," Galatians 6:7-9.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Prophesied Chronology of the Last Days

The Great Tribulation will NOT last seven years. It will begin in the MIDDLE of Daniel's Seventieth Week. When the Assyrian Man of Sin stands in the newly-built Third Temple, he will commit the Abomination of Desolation prophesied in Daniel 9:27, and by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:15. For the FINAL 42 MONTHS, the new Temple will remain desolate. The World Government will control the Temple Mount under a Muslim pretext/puppet. The Mark of the Beast will immediately be launched. True Christians will have no choice but to REFUSE to take the Mark. Those 42 months will be the Great Tribulation. Jesus Christ will supernaturally seal (with the Holy Ghost) 144,000 virgin male Jews, and they will be the firstfruits from the earth. The Sixth Trumpet war will unleash the greatest global holocaust of all time. One-third of mankind will die. Russia and Iran will be the strongest survivors of the Sixth Trumpet, and will launch the final battle against Israel to utterly annihilate it.

Shortly before Armageddon begins, enemies of the Roman Catholic Church (probably Muslims) will destroy it. Then God Himself will pour out His wrath on Rome. A world-wide earthquake will leave Rome utterly destroyed. Physically, Rome will be broken into three land masses, and fire from Heaven will utterly consume it, never to be inhabited again.

The Seven Vials of God's Wrath will be poured out on those who have taken the Mark of the Beast (but NOT on the saints of God who still survive). Then Jesus Christ will thrust in His sickle and reap the Wheat Harvest: the First Resurrection and Rapture of the Church, at the SEVENTH Trumpet (the LAST Trumpet). Angels will gather together the Grapes of Wrath: the rabid enemies of Israel and Christ, and gather them together in the Valley of Megiddo for Christ and His Hosts to utterly destroy at the Battle of Armageddon.

Suddenly, Jesus will appear in the skies over Jerusalem, with all the saints of all the ages with Him. He will destroy the armies that have come against Israel. He will destroy the Beast of the European World Government and the False Prophet of the Roman Catholic Church - the Pope. He will destroy the Assyrian Man of Sin on His Holy Mountain - the Temple Mount. An angel will cast Satan into the bottomless pit. A great earthquake will open the Eastern Gate which has been closed for 1400 years.

Jesus will lead His saints onto the Temple Mount from the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there they will crown Him King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We will celebrate the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and Jesus will order the construction of His Millennial Temple. All the Jews will have been resurrected from the dead, and will look upon Jesus whom they pierced. They will mourn and repent of their great error, and He will fill them with His Spirit and write His laws in their hearts. For 1,000 years, Jesus Christ will rule the World from Jerusalem. David will rule Israel as the Prince under Christ. The twelve Apostles will rule the 12 tribes of Israel in the Holy Land.

The Christian saints will rule all the nations and cities of the world during that time. Mortals who survived Armageddon will be ruled by Christ's immortal saints. At the end of 1,000 years, Satan will be loosed and attempt to pull off another Armageddon, but the fire of God will fall on him and he will be cast into the Lake of Fire forever. All the wicked dead will be raised to face their judgment at the White Throne, where they will be cast bodily into the eternal lake which burns with fire and brimstone. All the saints will meet Christ at the White Throne where they will receive their eternal rewards for their righteous works.

Heaven and Earth will melt with a fervent heat. A New Heaven and New Earth will appear, and the NEW JERUSALEM (the saints of God) will appear descending upon the New Earth. For all of eternity, the saints of God will dwell with Christ in His infinite Kingdom of Heaven. Sin and Satan will have been banished forever. All these facts are explained in great detail in THE DANIEL PROPHECIES.


Get it and read it.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christian Music Wars - Part 2

It's time to drive the world, the flesh
and the devil out of our Churches.
I have been a Church musician all of my life. At eight years old, I was the Church organist in a congregation of about 150. At 14, I was heavily involved in preaching, singing and music ministry, holding weekend revivals even in my school years. At 19, I was a professional Gospel musician and performed on stage with almost every well-known Gospel group in those days. I played keyboard for many of the best-known Gospel singers in those days. And for almost thirty years, I literally pastored Churches from the keyboard, leading worship services from the keyboard or from the Hammond Organ, directing praise singers, chorales and choirs.

But today's Christian music has very nearly turned me against all Church music. I am absolutely nauseated and repulsed by the sickening shallowness and emptiness of modern Christian music, and the worldly, spiritually null-and-void phoniness of its musicians. I have eyes to see, and I can see the whole congregations of people standing there in a stupor, not knowing what to make of these near-meaningless songs. I have watched them over and over again. They don't sing along because the songs do not connect with them. When they do sing them, it is often a forced response, a desperate attempt to worship, despite the pathetic over-simplicity and dreadful redundancy of the lyrics of the songs being sung.

You could combine ten or twelve of some of the most popular "worship" choruses and still not have enough meaningful lyrics to convey a truly worthwhile scriptural message.

There are very few Gospel hymns written in the past 100 years that I have not played or sang at one time or the other. Thousands of songs. There is hardly a single song in all of the old songbooks that do not express some truly meaningful Gospel message. But the new songs are without precedent. Never in my life have I heard so much chanting, so much meaningless repetition, so many hard-driving, ground-shaking songs that say absolutely nothing of significant meaning. More songs than ever contain few if any complete sentences. Many of the most popular songs are nothing but buzz phrases repeated over and over and over and over and over again. They often have no sentence structure, which means that they do not convey a complete thought. There is no noun and verb, and that means nothing is actually being said.

Call me old-fashioned. Call me out-dated. Call me cynical or old-fogey, or anything else you can think of. I don't really care. But there is one problem. What I am saying is absolutely true. A vast majority of the Christian musicians of our day are almost completely biblically illiterate. Compared to the songwriters of the past, this generation is prayerless, godless, Bible-less, and clueless of the great doctrines and teachings of the Bible. Their lifestyles are devoid of real biblical sanctity. They are frivolous, worldly, and materialistic. They specialize in wall-pounding, earth-shaking drumming and bass thumping and dancing and jumping and flailing themselves in what is purported to be some never-before-seen, over-the-top, awesome spirituality. That would be laughable if it wasn't such a tragic deception. They categorically dismiss virtually all the Christian music of the past because it is "legalistic," "antiquated" and "does not relate" to this generation. But there is a reason it does not relate, and that is because so many of this generation do not want to be bothered with the sober realities of godliness, holiness, piety, true Bible doctrines, or living the straight-and-narrow life. They are cement-headed about jumping and dancing to their shallow choruses, and viciously resist ALL the vernacular of historical Christianity. Too many in this generation arrogantly believe that they have finally perfected worship, and that all other generations were helplessly and pathetically uncool. It is the Rehoboam Syndrome. Rehoboam was the son of King Solomon who categorically rejected the wisdom of his elders, and followed only the counsel of his own peers. The result was disastrous. Today's "Christian" sound stages are conspicuously absent of real godly elders. No elders for miles. They are youth-driven. Inexperience-driven. Naivete-driven. Arrogance-driven. Presumption-driven. They believe that all the teachings of previous generations were ignorant and unlearned, and they are the first and greatest champions of true "grace" and "liberty." They demand that God does not require the keeping of any of His old rules anymore. They demand that they are free to live as they please as long as they confess Christ as their personal savior. Awesome worship, in their way of understanding, satisfies all the requirements of being saved. If you make good, hard-driving music, you are spiritual. If you don't make awesome music, you are irrelevant and uncool. But that is one of the biggest, fattest lies ever perpetrated or believed.

Today's Christianity could stand a complete purge of its music. It is arguable that one of the best things that could happen in today's "church" is to throw out ALL the music for a while and force everybody to sit and listen to hardcore, Holy Ghost-anointed Bible preaching for an entire year without music. At the end of that year, I have no doubt whatsoever that there would be a radically different view of both the role and usefulness of music in the Church. I guarantee you that after a full year of hard Bible preaching, a big part of today's Christian music and musicians would NOT be welcomed back onto the Church platform.

But WHY should it take a year of abstinence? Why can't we face the facts? There have been God-fearing, Bible-believing, Holy Ghost-filled, Jesus' name baptized believers somewhere on earth for 2,000 years. And they did NOT have million-dollar, music-driven sound stages. Preaching and teaching characterized the Church for two thousand years. Why have we turned Christianity over to the musicians? It was a terrible mistake that must be corrected immediately.

Let us search out men of God who will lead us back to God by the preaching of the pure, unadulterated Word, and without the endless sensual pounding and beat of the jungle. There are literally hundreds of powerful, truly awesome Gospel hymns and songs that beg to be sung again. Their messages are profound, convicting and life-changing, and have absolutely no use for the mind-numbing, trance-like chanting and heart-stopping pounding that is now considered indispensable.

We are responsible to God to re-sanctify the Gospel in our day. To separate the profane from the holy; the carnal from the spiritual; heresies from truth; deceivers from true men; phonies from the real; the worldly from the godly; compromisers from the truly consecrated; the defiled from the pure; the meaningless from the meaningful.

Then and only then can the Church begin again to actually be the holy Church - the Ecclesia; the "called-out," "chosen," and "separated" Church - that Jesus died for. Not a "Christian" nightclub, dance hall, or entertainment center that so many have now become. Ichabod. The glory of the Lord has departed, and they don't even know it.

See Part 1 - Christian Music Wars

Monday, February 2, 2015

Martin Indyk - Friend of Foe of Israel?

Martin Indyk - Friend or Foe of Israel?
Sometime in 2000 or 2001 (I can't remember), I woke up in the middle of the night with the name "MARTIN INDYK" on my mind. To the best of my knowledge, I had never heard that name before. I had absolutely no idea who he might be. At four o'clock in the morning, I got out of bed and went to my desk and turned on my computer. I started searching for that name to see who he might be. I did not even know how to spell the name, and had to search several spellings before I came up with the right one. Then I found him. Martin Indyk was President Bill Clinton's AMBASSADOR to ISRAEL. He was a London-born, Australian-raised JEW who emigrated to the United States in 1993. Having been educated in international diplomacy, serving as adviser to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, and actually having lived on a Jewish Kibbutz in Israel during the 1967 war, he was long considered a champion for the Jewish cause. Indyk has an impressive resume, and has worked in many high-profile international roles as a pro-Israel advocate.

But that was THEN. This is NOW. Recently, Indyk has worked closely with President Barack Hussein Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in clearly pro-Palestinian negotiations. He has become an outspoken critic of Israel's handling of the two-state solution negotiations. Indyk is also the Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C., which has reportedly received millions of dollars in funding from the wealthy sheiks in Qatar to promote pro-Islamic, pro-Palestinian policies in current Middle East negotiations.

In a nutshell, it appears that Martin Indyk may have become one of Israel's worst enemies. He is a very influential person in Washington, and has been harshly criticized in Israel for his Chairmanship of the New Israel Fund, an organization that has been criticized for supporting organizations that seek to harm the Jewish State.

Therefore, I have decided to keep my eyes on Martin Indyk. He appears to be a modern-day Balaam; a sell-out to the enemy. This man could end up being a major player in the fulfilling of Bible prophecies concerning the coming "consummation" of Israel during the Great Tribulation. I cannot help but wonder if Martin Indyk may become an accessory to the crime of installing the Assyrian Man of Sin in Jerusalem - the man who will ultimately commit the prophesied Abomination of Desolation. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm watching this guy carefully.

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UPDATE: Monday, February 16, 2015 - (Two weeks after writing this article)
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Follow this ARTICLE from the Jerusalem Post published today:
"Indyk: Get ready for UNSC Resolution"