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  1. Janine says:

    Bless you, I see God smiling down on you saying ‘well done, good and faithful servant’. What exactly does the church need to repent of John?

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The church has to repent, among other things, of 55 million babies murdered by abortion and allow the homosexual agenda to become an ordinance.
      Also interfering with God’s prophetic plan for Israel.
      2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  2. Henry says:

    Sorry for seeming ignorant, but what is it you believe the church needs to repent from. It would be good to inspect my own life incase repentance is required.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The church has to repent, among other things, of 55 million babies murdered by abortion and allow the homosexual agenda to become an ordinance.
      Also interfering with God’s prophetic plan for Israel.
      2 Cheon 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  3. Keith O. says:

    John, You are a “watchman” as described in Ezekiel chapter 33. It is your divine duty to warn the people. You have a bigger sphere of influence with the blog than others would. Others here, who comment on your blog, are also watchmen. We may have not chosen to be watchmen(this job does not make you very popular-even amongst your own family and friends) but we nonetheless are on the hook to warn the people. Though this is difficult, you need to look at it as a privelege to serve the Lord! And if that doesn’t motivate the watchmen, then having the blood of the wicked required at your hand ought to.
    I believe God is simply serving notice to an unrepentent, sinful nation. Hang in there, John, the gates of hell can’t prevail against our Lord’s church-we may even end up forfeiting our very lives as believers do in Nigeria and other places do, but in the long run we have the victory through our Lord.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Yes Keith.
      I am warning America according to God’s word.
      When God shows us what is coming, the blood is on our hands.
      When we warn, the blood is transferred onto the heads of the people and now the blood is on them.
      I see God now wholesale transferring the blood onto the head of the Americans.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Brother John I am now at peace with my decision as to what to do at the voting booth tomorrow. My eyes have been opened to see that our hope lies in NO man now, so much beyond repair and our eyes must stay focused on the prize, saving our souls and those of others. I want to thank you for continuously reminding us to keep our eyes focused on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are easily distracted. We are in His hands and tomorrow night when I go to sleep I will rest peacefully.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      This is what every Christian needs to do, seek the LORD and look to HIM as the Savior of the nation.

    • Mr. Clean says:

      To Cynthia, to any and all others who have decided or are thinking of not voting…

      Your decision to “pass on”; to not vote has implications; enormous ramifications if magnified, multiplied across this land in this election.

      As an option, a “model” others may also consider, consider also this election.

      Evil… real wickedness is before you. Not just coming… waxing worse and worse; here, present danger.

      Until we hear the call up voice as a trumpet, that same Voice exhorts His: to abide… in Him, His word and, by His Spirit to follow Him.

      And to “occupy” until He comes.

      Occupying a voting boot fits and serves this purpose. To stand for righteousness and against wickedness; especially clear and present danger.

      The CURRENT occupant of our nation’s Executive Office, a fraud, usurper, deceiver is “a ruler who hearkens to lies, ALL his servants are wicked.” (Pro 29:12)

      Seeing this “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on … [don’t vote], and are punished. (Pro 27:12)

      Through primaries, the choice we now have should NEVER have come to this. But this it is… the “choice” the Lord has given; He who raises up and takes down rulers.

      The CURRENT ruler who “harkens to lies, ALL his servants are wicked”. One wicked, bent toward evil.

      The other “choice”, one we can hope and pray is “bent toward righteousness” (this involves discernment of spirits).

      However, great EVIL is magnifying before us… waxing much worse post election. Perhaps we may wisely, as a people make a choice for God’s mercy in His judgment by the choice we make.

      Multiplying “passing on”, not voting, has dire affects on each and future of our hereto God-blessed nation.

      (Pro 29:18) Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

      “Keepeth the law” is helped by voting lawless liars and such servants OUT. From such we turning away… voting.

      May God bless all and His perfect will be done.

  5. Vicki says:

    Would you consider that God’s judgement on America is due to the fact we do not keep His commandments?
    We need to keep His Sabbath and Feasts. You need to check in with Joseph Dumond and see what God has revealed to him with the prophecies of Abraham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIxz01Eg2pU

  6. Gary says:

    John,

    While I appreciate your telling the truth to people, I think if you are expecting, or even hoping, that God will open the eyes of the homosexuals, and their wicked supporters, and that many of them will be saved, you are naive. I have several years experience confronting the “gay pride” types, both homosexual and heterosexual, and I have yet to see even one of them admit they are wrong and even show any interest in repenting and believing the Gospel. They are reprobate. Christians are instructed to reprove the unfruitful works of darkness and to have no fellowship with it. I think that, in this late hour of history, we should do that, but not expect conversions from the crowd that has demonstrated their reprobation. As it was in the days of Noah, and as it was in the days of Lot, are the kind of days we are now seeing. I’m not trying to tell you what to do, only to caution you not to expect much in the way of good results from that crowd.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Gary, the LORD brought into this ministry.
      He told me to share the gospel and warn them of God’s holiness.
      The rest is up to God.
      I have no expectations, but when the gospel is preached, this happen.

  7. Mrs. CJB says:

    #’s 7 & 8, truer words could not be said. I also have no doubts or fears about how I vote on Nov. 6th.

  8. Amanda says:

    John, I also have that heavy feeling of dread for America. It hit me incredibly hard yesterday and I can’t explain why. The Lord has revealed a lot to me in my studies, and yesterday was a feeling I can’t explain. But I also have incredible excitement when I think about the rapture! I have really been working hard to tell others and warn them to be ready. It breaks my heart all the millions who know the truth but refuse to believe, and those who mock God, and those who want nothing to do with the name of Jesus.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      This is the way that I feel.
      Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

  9. Roy says:

    John,
    On Monday, before the storm, I heard the words “Mercy…mercy” during my quiet time. While the damage from Sandy was great, it could have been worse. The Lord showed mercy where judgement was deserved. That I heard the word “Mercy” only twice also concerns me in that judgement against this nation may be coming soon. The fault for this judgement lies with the church. Too many are more interested in getting people in the pews than bringing Christ to the neighborhoods and making disciples. They tell the world about church programs rather than offering testimonies of God’s grace. The world had done a better job of evangelizing our churches rather than the other way around. In many ways, our churches have become like the high places of the old testament. The high places need to be removed in order to allow the full impact of the Gospel to reach the lost in our communities.

  10. Amanda says:

    John , check out this site http://www.haarpstatus.com/status.html There’s some predicted weather-related activity around New Orleans and the west coast

  11. Ben Chesebro says:

    John: I saw your heart in the 11-5-12 post. I, too, have been told to stockpile necessities in the near future. It is sad that much of the organized church does not hear… I’m happy that the Lord has greatly expanded your outreach. I’ll be sending something to help with the extra expenses at this time.

  12. One need folks have is a place to stay. Hotels are filled up as far south as Reading Pa. I am posting on our website ministries and churches that are helping. Right now volunteers are being turned away because there is no place to stay.

  13. Mildred says:

    Brother John, I continue to pray for you and the Lord’s strength to do His will.
    Be encouraged, that as you speak the truth, even those in the homosexual community that reject it, may still see the light in time. This is happening. I think of Charlene Cothran, former lesbian and publisher of a gay magazine, and her testimony of how the Lord was able to reach her. God can pierce through to their hearing in a moment, and break through the delusion. Many of those now held captive are the sons and daughters of believers who cry out in prayer for them continually. You are being faithful in getting the truth before them, and by the mercy of God they will hear and turn back. We know the time will come that the scoffers will be presented with the full reality of the destructive forces sent to destroy their souls for eternity. This is a most critical fight. Fight Brother John. We are on the Lord’s side not desiring that any would perish. God bless you.

  14. Janine says:

    Hi John,
    I noticed you were on the Sid Roth show. He believes there is coming a revival of the ‘One New Man’. (Gentile and Jew becoming One in Christ). In regards to what the church needs to repent of – would you agree that it’s ‘lawlessness’ in this regard – ie; believing that the Law (Torah – instructions in righteousness) was done away with? It’s as if the enemy is saying ‘well, if I can’t take them to hell, I’ll rob them of their spiritual rewards. You know, from being great in the Kingdom, to being least in the Kingdom. I am angry and saddened if this is true. Matthew 5:17-19
    “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. 18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah- not until everything that must happen has happened. 19 So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
    I found this on the ‘Refiners Fire’ website: Appreciate your thoughts.
    CHALLENGING NT ONLY – GRACE ONLY THEOLOGY: Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. 22 On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’
    This page is designed to get people to re-examine their relationship with our Creator. We want people to ask themselves whether they are indeed “doing what their Father in heaven wants” by ignoring His “forever” commands….
    Did you know, for instance, that obedience to Torah has nothing, whatsoever to do with “works” or being “under the law?” Works is being an elder at your church, or driving the church bus, or being part of some church ministry (i.e, prayer, or youth activities). Torah, on the other hand, consists of God’s Divine Instructions in Righteousness that show us how to be holy/set apart.
    How is keeping His commanded Seventh Day Sabbath “works” or “being under the law?” … How is keeping His commanded seven Feasts “works” or “being under the law?” There’s a valid reason to keep each one: They are our “dates” with God!
    When God directs us to do something, it’s a command, not “works.” However, trying your best to ignore and talk your way out of obeying His “forever” commands and convincing others to do the same – now THAT is “works!”
    Ezekiel 22: 26 Her pastors/priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.”
    Proverbs 1: 7 The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
    Proverbs 28: 4 Those who abandon Torah praise the wicked, but those who keep Torah fight them.
    So, why are we challenging the “NT-only, grace only” doctrine?
    Because there’s more to having a relationship with God than just “believing in Jesus.” The thing is, our Creator has some rules to follow, and if we refuse, then we don’t belong to Him….
    Click here for just one example of how the writings of Paul have been misinterpreted and used as “proof” that YHWH’s Torah (Divine Instructions in Righteousness) were supposedly abolished at the cross. It’s the rare person who asks him/herself: “Did Jesus really come to abolish His Father’s commands?”
    Our intent is NOT to be “mean” or condescending; but rather, to enlighten you to some things you probably will never hear in your church. This includes the idea that there is much more to God than just “believing in Jesus” – and this truth is revealed in TORAH, the first five Books (Genesis through Deuteronomy) which contain all of God’s “do’s and don’ts.” Torah is God’s “Divine Instructions in Righteousness” without which we would have no blueprint for moral, holy living. (Hence, homosexuality)
    We are also challenging the “NT-only, grace-only” doctrine, in part, because of the many Christian anti-Semites who bash “the Jews” and Judaism because they have no clue about the roots of their faith and/or they don’t realize that “Jesus” was a Jew who came NOT to abolish anything His Father ever commanded, but to proclaim the Kingdom of (YHWH, pronounced “Yahweh”). We are told throughout Scripture to obey YHWH’s Torah. Example:
    Joshua 23: 6 “Therefore be very firm about keeping and doing everything written in the book of the Torah of Moses and not turning aside from it either to the right or to the left. 7 Then you won’t become like those nations remaining among you. Don’t even mention the name of their gods, let alone have people swear by them, serve them or worship them; 8 but cling to YHWH your God, as you have done to this day. Since God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), what would make anyone believe we have the right to ignore the first two-thirds of the Bible and adhere to only “the Gospels”?
    Furthermore, many have been taught to concentrate only on “Jesus” as God, as if He were the “be-all, end-all”; and YHWH (Yahweh) God the “Father” is normally pushed into the background.
    Many people (especially those who hate the Jews) seem to overlook a few facts….
    Jesus or Yeshua was a Torah observant, tallit-wearing, Seventh Day Sabbath and Biblical Feast-keeping, kosher Jew!
    He HAD to die in order to become our Final SIN Sacrifice: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 “For, on your account (speaking to the Corinthian brethren in Yeshua), He (Elohim) made Him (Yeshua) who knew no sin to be a sin (offering) that we might, by Him, become the righteousness of Elohim (God).” [AENT]
    Although it was “the Jews” who got the ball rolling concerning His murder (many Christians are angry with “the Jews” because “the Jews” killed Jesus), it was the Gentile Romans who arrested Him, stripped Him, spat upon Him, flogged Him, ripped out His beard, put a crown of thorns upon His head and mocked Him, and nailed Him to the cross! Not to mention, there was a “mixed crowd” (not just Jews) cheering on His execution (see Matthew 27).
    If Yeshua had not chosen to do YHWH’s will and die that day, the world would have had NO Sin Sacrifice!
    It was because of “the Jews” that knowledge of YHWH came into the world when “the Jews” were scattered into the nations, including those who believed in Yeshua. Had it not been for “the Jews” knowledge of YHWH would have remained imprisoned in tiny, little Israel and the world would still be writhing in paganism today. Instead of wasting energy hating “the Jews” the world should be thanking them for introducing them to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
    Most importantly – what did YHWH (God the Father) say about WHO are His people? He gives three requirements for salvation in Isaiah 56:6-8…To love His Name, honor His Sabbath and keep His covenant (Torah):
    Isaiah 56: 6 “And the foreigners who join themselves to ADONAI to serve him, to love the name of ADONAI, and to be his workers, all who keep Shabbat and do not profane it, and hold fast to my covenant, 7 I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” 8 Adonai ELOHIM says, he who gathers Isra’el’s exiles: “There are yet others I will gather, besides those gathered already.”

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I can’t reply to this as it is too long.
      Please be terse.

    • Keith O. says:

      Janine, I can relate to much of what you are saying. I’m curious, has the Lord shown this to you recently or have you always viewed God’s Word in this context? It’s interesting to note also that the temple mentioned in Ezekiel(during the millenium, I believe) will only be open on the new moons and the Sabbath-if you show up on Sunday, you won’t be able to get in. I was accused of being a Seventh Day Adventist at the last church I attended for pointing this out. I don’t even know what a Seventh Day Adventist believes! I left. I’m done with “churches”, I won’t go back. God keeps revealing truth to me and I’m tired of being shunned for simply wanting to serve my Savior the way He wants to be served and not the way some denominational “church” says I do.

  15. Andy says:

    John, I pray that God continue to strengthen you as you fight the good fight. I am praying for you and for what you are doing for the Kingdom! Be blessed.

  16. Henry says:

    I wonder if Australian disasters are timely like Americas?

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Yes, I did receive emails with people sending me the connects.
      I did not keep them as I am overloaded with information.
      I should have

  17. Janine says:

    Hi John. Sorry about that. In a nutshell. Perhaps there’s more the church is not seeing yet that needs repenting of. Do you agree that the Spirit is bringing a revival of the one new man. Ie; stirring up an interest in Christians to get back to their Jewish roots and start keeping Gods commandments. Perhaps it’s a lie from the devil that the law (Instructions in righteousness) was done away with and so along with homosexuality and abortion, not observing Gods feast days, his sabbath and dietary laws is lawlessness too? Most believers will agree that we are living in the end times. Because of this, it’s time to make sure we are “right” with God. And being “right” with Him means we need to ask ourselves some tough questions: Did God really hand down two separate rules – one set for Jews and one for Gentiles? Is He pleased that we are ignoring His commanded seventh day Sabbath and the Biblical Feasts which are not only His “appointed times” but which all foreshadow Jesus – who has so far only fulfilled the first four of the seven? If, as a believer in Christ, I am a part of Israel, shouldn’t I be keeping the “forever” commands? God may be waking people up to more than just the sin of homosexuality and abortion John? Appreciate your thoughts.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The Lord Jesus Christ is my sabbath rest and not a day.
      Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
      Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

      The Lord Jesus is my Passover and not a day.
      He is my Yom Kippur and not a day.

  18. Janine says:

    Thanks John. I’m trying to get spiritual wisdom and understanding. So important at this time hey.
    In the Hebrew that scripture is actually referring to fasting I believe.
    See:
    http://q.b5z.net/i/u/10105283/f/FAQ_-_Romans_14-5_-_Fasting_or_Sabbath.pdf

    I tend to agree with Sid Roth. In His book The Incomplete Church He writes:
    “In order for the Jewish people to want what we (the Church) have, we must restore three key ingredients to Church life. The first is true intimacy with God. All services and ministry will flow out of this intimacy, not out of tradition. The second key is that all believers, even those with the smallest amount of faith, will move in the supernatural love and miracle-working power of God. The third key ingredient will be JOYOUS CELEBRATIONS OF THE BIBLICAL FEASTS. Adam enjoyed pure fellowship with God before sin brought separation and death. Jesus, the second Adam, came to restore that which was lost. God desires the same intimacy with us that He had with Adam before the Fall. He has even set appointments to meet with us………..
    Get ready for the new outpouring of God’s Spirit on the dry, dead bones of Israel. It will bring blessings and resurrection life back to the Church. It will release the greatest revival in history.
    Only the Holy Spirit can open people’s eyes in His way & time!
    BE READY!
    There are many that assume Paul did not teach obedience to Yahweh’s
    appointed times found in Leviticus 23. The Hebrew word for these appointed times is mo’ed. In Genesis 1:14, it is translated in the English as “seasons”. In Leviticus 23 we read all of the appointed days of Yahweh, the days in which our Messiah fulfills prophetic accomplishments.
    One of the seasons or appointed times is the day of Trumpets, when
    most expect Yeshua to fulfill the day of His return, and establish His
    1000 year reign on Earth.
    In 2 Timothy 4 verse 1, we have Paul declaring the return of Yeshua…
    I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
    who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and
    His kingdom: Then related to Yeshua’s return, Paul offers some instructions and recommendations, followed by a warning…
    preach the word; be ready IN SEASON and OUT of SEASON; reprove, he time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth (PSALM 119:142) and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
    So here we have Paul, speaking of Yeshua’s return, clearly saying, BE READY, in SEASON and out of SEASON. -For His Return.
    Why is He saying that?
    We already know that Yeshua is returning on a “season” a “mo’ed” or “appointed day” (Gen 1:14/Lev. 23), specifically the Day of Trumpets.
    Paul is saying, just don’t be “READY” on the day in which you know He will return, or any of the other “appointed days” …be READY ALL THE TIME.
    This is simply one more proof that Paul taught the “mo’ed” to the converted Gentiles, the nations.
    Clearly Paul was not speaking of being ready in winter or not in winter….or in fall or not in fall, there are multiple seasons. Paul uses it in the singular, pointing to a very specific season, that his readers should already know…there is only one season, appointed time, or mo’ed, of Yeshua’s return, the Day of Trumpets, found in Leviticus 23.
    So Paul is referencing the seasons found in Leviticus 23, and one season in particular pointing to Yeshua’s return…clearly setting the expectation that his readers already know these seasons, or appointed times, and that they are practicing them as still valid…
    But then it get’s even more interesting.
    Paul seems to be concerned that the seasons, Yahweh’s appointed times, will be lost to God’s people…
    Paul then warns that many will HEAP UP MANY TEACHERS that will lead others away from TRUTH. We know that TRUTH IS THE LAW OF GOD (PSALM 119:142).
    And they turn to “myths” …meaning something contrary to God’s law.
    God’s people left the “mo’ed”, Yahweh’s appointed times, and turned to the pagan days of myths…the sun god’s appointed times. And then, when you try to inform such of their departure from the Word of God…Paul nailed it…endure hardship indeed.
    So, be ready for Yeshua any day (out of season/mo’ed) even though we know He is returning on Trumpets (in season/mo’ed/appointed day)
    Just a thought…
    From 119 Ministries

  19. Janine says:

    Sorry John, wrong scripture. This is the one.
    http://q.b5z.net/i/u/10105283/f/Col_2-16_FAQ.pdf

  20. Vicki says:

    So what new moon you keeping there Mr. McTernan?

  21. Janine says:

    Ok John. I’ll try. Just another Truth seeker! Its just interesting that Sid feels that the Churches will start celebrating the feast days in the end times. I’d love to see that! You’re doing a great job. If God is for you, who can be against you. Oh, if you ever have any words for Australia, love to hear. It seems like we follow on after America. Bless you John.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      There is nothing wrong with keeping the feasts.
      Just remember that Jesus is the Passover and it is longer a day.
      God bless you

  22. Larry Crandall says:

    I was wondering the same thing Dr John, how did we switch topics?. Are they Hebrew Roots movement questions? I hope they aren’t.

  23. Janine says:

    Since Jesus has fulfilled the first four Biblical feasts, we can probably assume that the next big event – the “Rapture” – could fall on the next scheduled feast day, Rosh Hashanah (“Jewish Civil New Year”/Feast of Trumpets), when God calls his people together. Now there’s a good reason to celebrate…… It’s part of keeping watch, it’s oil in the lamp!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The Lord fulfilled Yom Kippur when He appeared before the Father in the heavenly temple.
      Yom Kippur is not a day, but the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
      Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
      Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

      Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
      Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
      Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

  24. Janine says:

    Bless you John! You’ve been on the Sid Roth show, you must understand his heart and where he’s coming from! Very wise & prophetic man full of Gods love for America! REPENTANCE IS WHAT WE NEED AND GOD WILL HEAL OUR LAND! IT’S BEEN HIJACKED FROM THE CHURCH SAYS SID ROTH… “I know the biblical feasts are not any more means of me being righteous than if I thought observing Christmas or Easter made me righteous! Yes, I believe as the bible says, the feasts are rehearsals and great celebrations of the first coming and return of Jesus. Yes, I believe the first church celebrated these feasts and we will celebrate them in the millennium. Why was it necessary to stop during the church age? Do I believe we HAVE to celebrate them for salvation or righteousness? NO! Repentance and belief in Jesus plus NOTHING is all that is necessary for salvation. By the way, what ever happened to repentance? It has been hijacked. There are good answers for honest questions. My purpose is to know Jesus! If celebrating the feasts on a day and season enhances this, and it does, why not?”

  25. Janine says:

    Larry. FYI: I found this by Sid Roth! Perhaps it’s all linked to the coming Revival! It’s going to be huge. Not just homosexuals coming into the knowledge of Jesus but Jews as well! Amazing times we live in. Whats important is that we worship Jesus our Saviour!
    From Sid. He explains ‘Hebrew Roots’ and the negativities surrounding it well! “Another of the devil’s strategies to delay this next move of God will be to make the Jewish roots movement legalistic. Religious spirits will cause some Christians to believe that if they don’t say God’s name in Hebrew or if they don’t worship on Saturday, it will cost them their salva- tion. They will try to make those who celebrate tradi- tional Christian holidays feel like second-class citizens.
    Don’t get me wrong. I believe there are supernatu- ral blessings in New Covenant expressions of celebrat- ing the feasts. I love to refer to Jesus by His Hebrew name, Yeshua. I love to have my Shabbat (Sabbath) on Saturday—the biblical day God selected. I know that centuries ago many Church traditions were merged with pagan practices for political and anti-Jewish rea- sons. I know how, after this happened, the Church moved from intimacy and power to dead religion. But pleasedo not commit the same error by legislating something God Himself is restoring in New Testament freedom. Let us provoke others to jealousy by the out- pouring of God’s Spirit and love and power when we worship Him on biblical feast days.
    On the other hand, the same religious spirits are at work in the Gentile Church. Some Christians make you feel as if Sunday worship is required for salvation. Others act as if you are betraying the faith if you object to the paganism mixed into Easter and Christmas or if you use Hebrew names. For revival to spread we will need a lot more loving and a lot less judging.
    We are approaching the time of Jacob’s trouble.
    “Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it” ( Jer. 30:7). This will be the worst time of persecution in history, first for the Jew and then for the Christian. When persecution hits, which day we worship or how we worship will not be as important as Who we worship”.

    • Paul says:

      Love your enthusiasm, Janine! (D’you have a website?) I too think that the Torah has been sidelined by Christians to their detriment. …But if God is indeed displeased with Sunday worship, and favours those who keep Shabbat, then one might imagine that the Seventh-Day Adventists would be faring better than they are (apostasy, etc.). …But then I think that the SDAs fell foul badly of 1 Timothy 2:12, very early on.

      As for me, I haven’t bothered with Christmas or Easter for years: both have reverted to their pagan roots in my native country (Britain) — and I’ve been grafted into new roots…

  26. Tim Shey says:

    I met this one guy on the road while I was hitchhiking several years ago (the Lord has had me hitchhike all over the United States for most of the past 16 years). He looked like he had been homeless for awhile; he was not a Christian. I think I met this guy in Oregon or Idaho.

    Some of the first words that came out of his mouth were: “I have just walked half of the way and hitchhiked half of the way out of San Francisco. God is going to destroy San Francisco because it is such a wicked city!”

    Strong words of warning from a non-Christian.

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