The Pilgrim's Way...As Judgment Falls

Hello my friends,

Has the holy and righteous God of Israel given over America to judgment? Are the fiery aircraft missiles of 9/11, the one-two punch of the flood waters of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the earthquakes to come a clear warning from God that he is going to destroy the land of America/Babylon by fire, earthquake, and flood, Revelation 16:17-21, 18:1-24? Regrettably, I think so. Why? Four reasons...(1) Because of America's betrayal and seduction of Israel and the Jewish people, who themselves will be judged and scattered again by God for rejecting his Son...2) Because of American Christendom's betrayal of Jesus by welcoming seducing spirits and doctrines of devils and refusing to repent when exposed...(3) Because of the acceptance and legalization of the homosexual lifestyle of Sodom and Gomorrah...(4) And finally, to execute vengeance for the mass murder of fifty million children in their mother's womb.

Dark and gloomy days are here and will only get worse with the passing of time. I do not enjoy writing these things. I have written them knowing full well that God does not take pleasure in the death of sinners, and neither should any of us, Ezekiel 18:23,32. My heart is broken for what is coming upon the people of this world, which includes my family and friends. However, a heart that is truly broken will not be silenced and stopped from speaking the truth in love and with compassion, hoping some will hear and turn from their ways.

The prophet Zephaniah saw the days of wrath now before us today and said..."The great day of the Lord is near, it is near and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord. The mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord. And their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung....I have cut off the nations, their towers are desolate. I made their streets waste, that none passeth by. Their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant....Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey. For my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger. For all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy."

Seeing the death and destruction around us, and knowing what is to come, Christians should humbly cry out to the lost around them and say as Jesus did in similar circumstances...unless you repent, you shall likewise perish, Luke 13:1-5. To many American Christians these words are too harsh and cruel, even though they came from the mouth of the one they say they love. Many of them have most likely never read this passage or heard it from the pulpit. Moreover, the perishing or death Jesus is talking about is not just physical death when the soul separates from the body. He is warning of the eternal separation from his presence when he casts an unrepentant sinner into Hell, Matthew 10:28.

I have received many replies to the "Solomon is Calling, Part 4...Changing the World" letter posted on my web site. Some of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by the three pillars of pollution that have doctrinally seduced most of Christendom in America....(1) the prosperity gospel of the pampered prophets, (2) the militant patriotism guided by the "just" war doctrine for Christians established by Constantine and Augustine, (3) and the new age psycho-babble of the purpose-driven, possibility-thinking, and mega-church movements. These three evil pillars, along with the "ecumenical" movement led by the Pope of Rome, clearly reveal the Great Harlot religion of Revelation 17, who will also be destroyed during Daniel's 70th Week.

As I was preparing to write another letter to all of you, I received an article from Tom Lamb, whose web site I am linked with. He is from New Zealand, so we have never met face to face, but we have exchanged emails over the last couple of years and seem to have many things in common. I began to read the article sent out to his mailing list and became deeply moved in my heart at what I was now reading. So I decided to include it in this letter to you. I encourage all of you to read his article and see for yourself how he has spoken the truth in the love and compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ. What is refreshing is how he points you to the person of the resurrected Jesus Christ and not to himself or any other man. Nor does he pitch you for money or offer to sell you his latest message or bottle of holy water.

My friends, every one of you who know in your hearts that Jesus is alive can see that the doctrinal pollution in Christendom, wars, diseases (aids), earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes, and the legalization of abortion and homosexuality, are pointing to the return of the Lord to this Earth in judgment and to establish his Kingdom. His judgment on this final evil generation is intensifying as a woman with child in travail. These generational birth pangs, which run parallel with the return of the Jews to Israel, are becoming more painful and will soon give birth to the Antichrist of Daniel's 70th Week of seven years, Daniel 9:27. He will promise to relieve the gloominess and darkness that has overcome the Earth. For awhile he will seem to be successful, for peace and happiness will break out in the Middle East. However, this is when the fullness of God's wrath will be unleashed creating unheard of sorrows. Like the generational sorrows that produced the Antichrist, the intensifying sorrows of the 70th Week will give birth to the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ, when he sets foot in Jerusalem to establish his millennial reign.

Furthermore, we all need to know or be reminded that the only way to be part of this coming Kingdom is through Godly sorrow, repentance, and faith in the shed blood and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. His blood applied to our heart or spirit by the Holy Spirit is the only thing that can wash away the sin nature we were all born with. A sin nature that exists from birth in our spirit, mind, and body, that manifests itself in the pride of this life, love of money, and love of this world system and its carnal pleasures, 1 John 2:16. Once we receive our new pure heart or spirit, the now indwelling Holy Spirit immediately begins the renewal or sanctification of our minds every day, while we await the coming of the Lord to give us new glorious bodies. Remember, salvation of our heart, mind, and body is a gift, and can only be received, not earned by your own power and strength. All of us who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit by repentance and faith know that a "war" now exists "in our minds" between the old nature yet in your body, and the new heart or spirit that is hooked up with the Holy Spirit and his power, 1 Peter 2:11, Galatians 5:16-26.

Know this, it is our inherited proud sin nature that blinds us from seeing how hopelessly arrogant and wretched we really are. When we are first told of our sin nature, we recoil at the thought that we are really that bad and hopelessly so. We refuse to see ourselves as God the Father does! Yet something in our heart convicts us that we need to be changed. As I have written many times, the four most difficult confessions before God in my life were...(1) Admitting how rotten and wretched I really was, and how desperately I needed the love, forgiveness, and power of Jesus Christ to escape God's wrath and eternal condemnation that I deserved...(2) Admitting to the God of Israel that I was born with a nature that both despised him, and honored any other god or religion that allowed me to rationalize and justify the desires of my heart...(3) That I was guilty of crucifying the Son of God who came to show me the way, the truth, and the life...(4) And that all nations are controlled and manipulated by Satan, and that America, who I loyally served for five years as a commissioned officer in its Army, was really Babylon the Great, the final phase of the Roman Empire prophesied by Daniel. I can assure you that when you truly confess and come clean with the Lord Jesus Christ, thereby spiritually entering his Kingdom, you will soon find out, as I did, that America and the nations are presently headed on a violent collision course with God because of Satan's dominion over them.

Tom has reminded me, and I hope you as well, that the political-religious kingdoms and nations of this present world all belong to Satan and his fallen angels, and that at the glorious return of the Lord Jesus, Satan and his evil hordes will be cast into the bottomless pit for one thousand years, Revelation 20. Our mission as pilgrims is to love people by telling them of Satan's delusions that blind them, as they once did us, and point them to the Lord Jesus, his bloody cross, glorious resurrection, and his second coming. His article is well worth the time it will take you to read it through. He clearly defines the way of the true pilgrim or remnant on this Earth, who eagerly await the coming of the King of Kings. And he exposes the twisting of the scriptures that so identifies the leaders of the Great Harlot.

For example, as Tom says concerning Luke 22:36-38, where Jesus tells his disciples, including Peter, to buy a sword, is twisted and used by militant Christian patriots to justify killing their enemies. Keep in mind that Peter, after hearing that from the Lord, then used his sword in an attempt to behead those who came to arrest Jesus. Matthew and John's account of this momentous incident reveals how Peter and the others misunderstood what Jesus was teaching about the sword, for the Lord heals the man Peter tried to kill, and in rebuke says...Peter, put up again thy sword into his place, for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword, Matthew 26:51-56, John 18:10-11. Peter was stunned and confused. He didn't yet realize that he needed a new heart, as we all do, in order to properly understand the teachings of Jesus Christ. But on the day of Pentecost, Peter's carnal reaction to violence was washed away when he was filled with the Holy Spirit and given a new heart. And if you read his letters, which were written by the hand of God now within him, you will clearly see the change in Peter's attitude toward his enemies, 1 Peter 2: 21-25, 3:13-22, 4:1-19.

Peter, like other writers of the New Testament, heard Jesus say concerning the "two swords" they possessed that dark day of the Lord's arrest...It is enough, Luke 22:38. Is it possible the Lord was telling his disciples that "it", the two-edge sword which is his word, is all they need when engaged in the spiritual warfare against the fallen angels that control the human race, Revelation 1:6, 2:12,16, 19:15,21, Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17? I think so! Moreover, the two edges of the sword have distinct meanings and must be spoken together in order to understand the nature of God One edge are the words of love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace. The other edge are the words of judgment, wrath, and eternal condemnation upon all those who reject his offer of mercy and forgiveness. The God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ, is a Holy God who will separate out from his Kingdom all that refuse to repent. That day is upon us my friends.

Please contact Tom and visit his web site if you so desire. Also, I welcome any comments or questions you might have, so please click on my web site and go to the "guestbook" to post your comments, or you can just reply by email. This article and the last one I sent out to you, "Last Week Gaza, This Week Katrina" are now posted on my web site. While you are on the site I again encourage to read the article, "Babylon's Final Fall", which explains in scriptural detail what is going to happen to the United States and when.

Your eternal friend.