Prophecy Update 2017-08-20

Sunday, 20 August 2017

-For today’s prophecy update I’m going to address the Islamic terrorist attack that took place on Thursday, in Barcelona Spain. -As I watched the news coverage, it hit me that Islam wasn’t mentioned initially, and even when it was, they down played it. -There were references to ISIS however; the naming of Islam is camouflaged within that acronym, so as to protect the Islamist.

-It was some 3-4 hours after the attack that I finally heard the word Islamic, but it was ridiculed by Shepherd Smith of Fox News. -He quoted President Trump’s tweet, only to dismiss it under the banner of “Snopes,” which has been exposed as being false. -After quickly changing the channel I went to my Twitter account and found the President’s tweet in which he cites Radical Islam.

Here is the Tweet from President Trump, “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years.”

-Because I wanted to be accurate I decided to do a little research on General Pershing concerning President Trumps claim. -By the way, don’t be surprised if and when you do a Google search, as everything you pull up will be anti-Trump in refuting it. -The same goes for Twitter, sadly, it seems that everything they show as trending, is also anti-Trump and even impeach Trump.

-On Thursday, hours after the Barcelona Islamic terrorist attack, there were 166K Tweets with the hashtag “ImpeachTrump.” -Then if this weren’t bad enough there were even 1,454 Tweets from those saying, and I quote, “I Hope Trump Is Assassinated.” -Compared to the Barcelona Attack, notice no hashtag whatsoever mentions Islam, which at the same time had 282K Tweets.

-Be that as it may, I began to dig through all the politically correct propaganda so as to find what General Pershing allegedly did. -In the interest of time, and because I really have no interest in being graphic, it’s suggested that he used pigs to stop terrorism. -The reason is it’s believed that if Muslims touch a pig, they will never be allowed entrance into Paradise because it is unclean.

-So now the question becomes, did this really happen, and unfortunately in all my research I can’t really say that I know for sure. -It seems that this account may have fallen victim to what’s known as “revisionism,” which is now the plight of American history. -Actually, this is where I’m heading with all of this, such that, it’s not just history that’s been revised it’s also the Church history.

-I’ll take it a step further and suggest in addition to Christianity so too has Israel, specifically Jerusalem become victims as well. -I’ll even go further and submit that the common denominator in said revisionism is none other than the devil himself via Islam. -While I realize that the enemy doesn’t use Islam exclusively he has succeeded in some measure with this counterfeit spiritually.

-I have to confess that I’m just as prone as anyone to point the finger of blame at what’s coming out of government and schools. -Pastor Jim Cymbala says the problem isn’t because there’s no prayer in schools, it’s because there’s no prayer in churches. -The fact of the matter is this, judgment doesn’t begin with the White House or the schoolhouse; it begins with God’s house.

1 Peter 4:17 (NKJV) — 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Revelation 2:1–7 (NKJV) — 1 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

-Here’s the bottom line in closing, I think it’s incumbent upon us to examine ourselves to see if and where we are at in the faith. -By that I mean, if you’re in Christ, then where are you at in our walk with Christ, in the sense that, have you left your first love. -If you’re not in Christ, then I would implore you today, to make the most important decision you will ever make for eternal life.

The ABC’s of Salvation -A is for Admit you’re a sinner – Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The B is for Believe. Romans 10:9-10 says if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. The C is for Call. Romans 10:9-10 also says if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:13 says that all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.