They’re Baaaaack — Russian Forces return to the Middle East

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  1. Judy says:

    Brother John: The Valley Fire in Middletown is just horrendous. We ride a Gold Wing and have many times ridden to that area because the ride is wonderful. Now, the town has burned. This is one of the saddest things I have seen in a long time. I am staying in prayer for those who lost loved ones and for the hundreds who lost their homes. I read where one of the residents who died in the fire was a practicing Buddist. How sad for her lost soul. If people cannot give monetarily, then give in prayer. They need all the prayer they can get.

    California is a lost state. People are not catching on to the connection between the devastation and the amoral behavior of it’s citizens. The earthquake today in southern CAL area is fuel added to the fire of destruction.

    Come Lord Jesus. Come soon Lord Jesus!!!!

  2. Dan.w says:

    Thank you brother John for keeping us up to speed on the prophetic news.I just want to tell all of you,my brothers/sisters in Christ,I will be praying that the Lord make inroads into your loved ones/families lives.It used to burden me alot,not seeing progress in the natural sure God is moving,even now.He wants our family with Him even more than we do.Keep praying,in complete faith,I will do the same.God bless you all.

  3. Irene C says:

    Thank you Brother John for keeping us informed. If it weren’t for the Lord and our Blessed Hope, I would either have my head buried in the sand or I would be terrified by what is going on around us. It’s wonderful having the peace that passes all understanding.

    I was watching the Republican debate this evening. Some good questions and answers in there and there might be a couple of good candidates in this group. But a thought keeps going through my mind and I was wondering if anyone else has thought about this. Should the Lord tarry, will we have another election? Or will something happen that will suspend the elections?

    God bless and Maranatha

  4. Denise in MI says:

    This has nothing to do with Russia, but our discussion about faith/revival is now in “older news.” In a way, though, it does explain our attitude of appeasement toward Islam and how we’ve gotten to where we are now. You can just see the opening for an all-inclusive One World Religion…

    The video (all people under 30) is <2min,, and although I'm not familiar w/ the author, the article really speaks to the spirit of today: people who have one foot in the Kingdom and one in the world. This is the attitude that gave us Obama and ssm…that God loves you so much, you can do anything you want…

    "It is what the apostle Paul called a “form of godliness” while “denying its power” (2 Timothy 3:5)."

    Matt. 7:21: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; be he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

  5. Denise in MI says:

    Also a good read. In a nutshell, Obama invited a homosexual, a transgender person, and a pro-abortion nun to meet w/ the Pope. Funny he didn’t invite them when meeting with Islamic leaders…

  6. Phyllis Phillips says:

    Mr. McTernan,
    I have followed you now for several years and look forward to your timely news and articles. However, I have to finally comment about your constant negative commentaries on California.
    Samaritan’s Purse is on their way to help from N. Carolina with these devastation fires. It would be great if you would encourage everyone to pray for the many that have lost everything they own, for the firefighters and for those who are heading there now to volunteer. A person or group can signup to come and help those who have been left with nothing and minister to them with the love of Christ. Ephesians 5:1,2. I am sure they would appreciate it and maybe there will be some softened hearts ready to hear the Gospel. Your rants on California are overstated at times as there are still many churches preaching Christ and the truths of His Word. There are a lot of things wrong here as there are around this nation, but we can still do the right thing by showing love to our neighbors. This was not meant to offend, but I am getting tired of your telling us how the pastors are not doing their job and to move out because the state is going to disintegrate. If it does, I want to be right here serving and sharing Christ with those whom I am given the opportunity.
    Phyllis P.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      With respect to you I often hear your line. In your post you do not mention repentance, intercession or crying out to the Lord for the sin of California. Is a foreign concept to you?
      The Lord is destroying California before your eyes, and you want me to soften the message which I will not.
      Notice how with almost every post, I ask where are the pastors? It is NOT matter of sharing Christ, but repenting of the sin of your state that has offended the LORD and bringing His final judgment on your state.
      This seems to have gone right over your head as along with the vast majority of the pastors in California, and the nation in general, does not understand the holiness of the Lord and walk in the fear of Him.
      If they did there would be huge numbers of churches praying and fasting 24/7 but there is not. You need to ask the Lord to show you what is the true fear of Him and walk in it.

  7. Norman, UK says:

    Denise, thank you and everyone for all the kind responses I must make clear, though, re our earlier discussion, nothing I wrote implied appeasement of Islam. I could write at length, but already did so before, so won’t labour the issue further. Also, if to show mercy to refugees fleeing such a place that Syria has become risks making us a little more vulnerable than we already are, then so be it. That’s the nature of Christian charity. I attach the subsequent link I posted before, in case any missed it – i.e. the preferable policy of helping the refugees in neighbouring ME countries.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I really don’t think you understand God’s judgment in this and the great danger Europe is in with the Lord.
      Why don’t you seek out the Christians and bring them to Europe?
      Saudi Arabia, UAE etc,. have not taken in one.
      Muslims will destroy your culture as they will never assimilate but will conquer.
      I am amazed that the blindness of the Europeans and God’s church.
      You are under judgment and can’t see it.
      We have the same blindness in America, but at least we are putting a fight and exposing what Islam really is.
      I think that the Hard Left in Europe has intimidated the true church and silenced it.
      May this never happen in America even if it takes a revolution as we stand for the truth of the Lord.

  8. Danielle says:

    TY Brother John for keeping this stance ! Telling people to repent is true love, whether they can see it or not. Yes , we would rather bring a happier message… But WE JUST CANT!! We WILL be held accountable for what we have or have NOT said or done on this earth. Heed the warnings. The door to the Ark is closing.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      It is really amazing how repentance is not even in the thinking of most modern American Christians

  9. Norman, UK says:

    John, (I speak of Europe, especially the UK) it is nothing to do with intimidation, (or appeasement), but apostasy, and materialism, leading to spiritual blindness and impotence in the visible Church, which I would argue is really Babylon.

    I assure you, there is a remnant (just as in America, and even California, I suspect) who are well aware of the situation. But we are under grace, through the gospel – to which the world has become hardened, just as Scripture foretells. And through grace, we are here to reach out still, just as we are bidden in God’s word, and that is what we are about, day by day, though the time is manifestly now so short.

    The days of Cromwell, when we could enforce our will politically, even with the gun or the sword, are surely gone. Because of your Evangelical Christian history, constitution and role as a paramount nation in the world (no bad thing in its way), I sense there’s still a transition going on, from the old to the new – from Christian culture and tradition, to secularism and a distinctive remnant Church, fully established and grounded upon grace. This transition is absolutely to be expected (it is biblical) – how else will Scripture be fulfilled, notably the Rapture, and all that is to follow? These things are happening before our very eyes, which is what your blog is about..

    May I humbly submit to you that, now, (and in reality it was always so), we have been called to follow Christ, not ‘revolution’: I doubt we can even pray effectively, if we have a reconstructionist spirit, (which I found previously in my own life, leads to anger). We must repent of this, before even one soul can be saved, let alone see a revival. Please forbear my directness, but we have to face this.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I really see that you can’t relate to what we are as American Christians.
      Huge numbers of us will not submit to abortion and homosexuality promoted by the government.
      This has nothing to do with reconstructionism, but it has all to do about standing against evil which offends the LORD.
      As I said before, the European church succumbed to the evil starting after WW2.
      Now it appears that the end game is in sight as the Lord is sending huge numbers of Muslims to destroy your culture.
      There probably is enough Muslims already in most European countries to be destroyed by the Muslims and surely because you have so few children
      in a very few years, by demographics, Europe will become Muslim.
      We have not succumbed to this evil and hopefully will never.
      The prophecy fulfillment your mentioned is happening because the church lost the fear of God and stopped
      crying out for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It succumbed to evil and did not stand in the name of Jesus.
      Let it be said, that an element of the real church in America did not succumb as the Europeans did and stood in the name of Jesus until the very end.

  10. Jackie says:

    I apologize ahead of time as this has nothing to do with this conversation but
    I just read, for a limited time, that Doritos chips are coming out in the colors of the gay flag!?
    Is there an end to this nonsense? Of course the return of Jesus.

  11. Denise in MI says:

    Norman, I wasn’t saying, that you have an appeasement attitude toward Islam. I was talking about the western nations and the double standard held by a lot of young people to love everything Islamic but hate Christian “intolerance.” We bend over backwards to accommodate THEIR religion but throw Christians under the bus (Kim Davis, florists, bakers, etc.). This “kumbaya” attitude of “loving tolerance” is loving people right into hell.

    Christians love the sinner but hate the sin. They want to save people. Muslims behead non-muslims and throw homosexuals off buildings, but, hey, let’s teach our school children that we are “one nation under Allah.” Let’s take in people who want to kill us but reject persecuted Christians from coming here. The pope misleads people, saying that we are all praying to the same God. Everything’s upside down, and it’s dangerous, with eternal consequences.

    As for CA, we know that the Lord lets the rain (or lack of, in this case) fall on the good as well as the evil, but it’s hard for us to accept b/c we are thinking of what WE think is fair, not understanding that God’s ways are not our ways. (Reminds me of when the teacher would punish the whole class when not all were misbehaving.) I understand that there are people in CA like Phyllis, and our whole nation, who truly love God. but b/c it’s hard to confront people in this “let’s not offend anyone” society, only the message that “God loves you” gets out. (Kim Davis put pastors to shame for doing what they won’t do.) Yes, accept Jesus as your Savior, but the 2nd part it to turn from sin–and that message is not getting out. We can work on people and hope that the Holy Spirit will convict them, but after awhile, we are not to associate with unbelievers. Lot knew when it was time to leave. If it were my precious family, I’d leave CA and pray for them from afar…

  12. Denise in MI says:

    I did not mean to sound harsh toward those showing God’s love through humanitarian efforts. I don’t think John’s comments were to disparage those wanting to help destitute refugees or charities/ministries in disaster relief but to warn those who are apathetic toward doing more to save souls and repent of the sins of homosexuality and abortion, and I was just spring-boarding from that. We need pastors across the country to form a movement of prayer, repentance, and revival. We also need to stand for Israel. I don’t see much of either.

    While still doing good, we must also realize that the hour is very late and that maybe we wouldn’t be in bad situations in the first place if we were crying out for mercy and forgiveness. People just aren’t making the connection between our behavior and judgment. If we don’t turn back to God, the birth pangs will only get closer together and more intense.

  13. Matthias says:

    Dear Brother John,

    yes you are right, I fully agree that Islam is God’s judgement on (western) Europe. And it is in full progress now.
    It’s all spiritual. Us Europeans refused God’s Spirit and turned to void secularism and humanism instead. But this void is now being filled by the evil spirit of Islam. I believe no border controls or fences can hinder that, only the church seeking God’s Face and crying out to the Lord. It is sad for me to see how our Christian culture is about to be destroyed. Just like God used the pagan Babylonians to destroy God’s desecrated Temple in Jerusalem in the OT times, He will allow Islam to destroy the cities and churches of Europe, as the “presence of the Lord” has already left many.
    I hope that many will be woken up and cry to the Lord when they experience what Islam really is.
    On TV, I’ve seen the leaders of the Catholic and Protestant Church lining up with well-meaning people at rail stations to welcome and cheer the arriving refugees. They want to show Christian charity, after all, isn’t this what we as Christians should do? I don’t attend any of these churches, they are neat places with kind people. Instead, the Spirit of the Lord brought me in contact with spirit-filled international ministries, like yours, because who speak the Truth.
    So thank you for your updates and posts!

  14. Norman, UK says:

    In discussions like this, we can so easily get bogged down in semantics. Whilst we, and the politicians argue, there is upheaval and tragedy on every hand. We may, or may not, be given opportunity to show the love of Christ to people caught up in these things. But one thing we can all do, and that is to pray. One of the latest reports on the refugee/migrant crisis is truly shocking – especially with regard to the exploitation of children. Our Lord Jesus Christ was fully human, and fully God. I feel sure his heart is broken over all that is going on, given what COULD be done, if the privileged were so minded. Sadly, as the HYS comments following the report below reveal, the world is not up to the task. We, as the Lord’s people, must at very least, prevail in prayer, and follow his leading. He is himself interceding – are we meanwhile otherwise engaged or asleep? Days of prayer and fasting are needed. Are there none in California doing this?

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      What is the problem with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, etc., not taking them in because they are privileged?
      What don’t you cry out for the Christians in Syria and Iraq to come to Europe?
      If this trend continues, the Muslims will takeover Europe by sheer numbers.
      You will come under Sharia law and live under the yoke of Islam.
      I see Europe as lost to Islam. Europe is committing suicide with the Hard Left in charge.
      Where is the church in Europe?

  15. Melany says:

    Driving down the road yesterday…..passing a myriad of churches with cutesy sayings on their signs…. until I saw one that was so unique and outstanding that I almost ran a red light.
    “Jesus Is Coming
    America is under judgment

  16. Dan.w says:

    The world is sleepwalking.There is a haze of spirituality,but it seems to be because the church has lost the fear of God,lost it’s awe of Him.Behind all the physical machinations,there is a spirit realm which drives it.We need to fall on our knees as individuals and together as a Body to ask forgiveness for our selfishness.We are,at times,like a spoiled bride saying.gimme!gimme!,when all along,Christ spilled His precious Blood to the last to purchase our redemption.We take it so lightly,like a fairy tale told over and over,till the effect is gone.We need to go back to the starting point and see who this is really about.We can blame the lost,but that is their fallen nature,it’s what they do.We can blame the cultural church,but,hey,they are in reality just a glorified country club group,like the mooses,elks etc…Or we can do what Adam should have done in Eden,and been the priest in his house.He could take the responsibilities on himself,instead of blaming God and the wife God gave him.I believe if each of us,the Body,truly went to the Lord,humble and broken……………..who knows what the Lord may do. Every one of you are precious,God bless you each,my friends.

  17. Dan.w says:

    Dear Jesus,forgive me my selfishness,coldness,my apathy,my sins pilled high to the heavens.I am partly to blame for the mess this culture is in.I pray you break me first,bring to my mind,my transgressions before you,that I may truly repent and not bring reproach on Your Holy Name.Make and mold me to Your likeness in spirit and truth,asking this in Your great Name,Amen.

  18. Denise in MI says:

    I think the old saying holds true: you gotta stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.

    This country fell for Obama like a teen’s first crush. The media still slobbers all over him and won’t hold him accountable for anything (or Hillary). He wants to organize the world as one big, happy community, and anyone who thinks that’s possible is naive. He’s certainly not alone in his thinking, but we’ve seen more advancement in LGBT, abortion, Islamic terrorism, and anti-Christian, & anti-Israel behavior since he took office, and since so few are speaking against him (silence is a form of approval), we are almost out of time as a nation. We either need to stand and fight for the soul of our country or get ready for the worst time in our history. Frankly, I’m amazed that God has been as patient with us as He has been.

    Thank you, Lord, for your patience with me in convicting me of MY sin. May others hear Your call.

    Another oldie-but-goody: You can’t live like hell and expect to get to heaven.

  19. Denise in MI says:

    P.S. It’s not over for Kim Davis, not that any of us thought it would be. She’s accused of disobeying a judge’s order by taking her name off the marriage licenses. Please continue to pray for her and pray also that people would stand with her. She has broken NO laws. Magistrates in NC don’t have to marry same-sex couples if it goes against their conscience. There is no law in the 50 states saying people must agree to ssm. Those that say it’s the “law of the land” are misinformed.

    Continue to pray for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. The House made the 1st move. Let’s pray that the Senate follows suit. A gov’t shutdown is the scare tactic being used, but I thank God that we actually have people in it who value life.

  20. Norman, UK says:

    In my original comment (# 1, 9 Sept), I stated that a Christian charity, Barnabas Aid were funding an airlift of Christian families to any European country that would take them. Poland is one such country. In a subsequent comment (#10 of 9 Sept) I included a link which showed what was, in my view, a wiser British policy for Syrian refugees in general: here is that link again:
    From our subsequent exchanges, I think I can now see we are on widely different paths. When you assert that the European church succumbed to the evil starting after WW2, this is both misleading and incorrect. In fact, it was the Wesleyan Revival that arrested the spirit of the French Revolution coming here. The poorer working class saw, by revelation, that it wasn’t the gun and the guillotine that was the answer, but a complete transfer of citizenship – the heavenly Zion. Revival and song filled their hearts with a heavenly agenda, with all the fruits of the Spirit on display (there are over a 1000 in the original Methodist hymn book – a couple of them even declaring the return of the Jews to Israel). Of course, there were wild offshoots, as always accompany any revival. Since then, much has happened – all of it prophesied in Scripture, including the great falling away, dearth of (true) faith in the earth that Jesus spoke of.

    What I proceeded to put forward, in my subsequent comments of 9 Sept and since, was essentially reflected in the text: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Cor 10:3-5). The context shows Paul was speaking of conflict within the Church, though some would argue it has a wider application. If it does, please note that even then, the warfare and weapons Paul speaks of are ‘not carnal, but mighty through God’.
    Jesus told Peter to put away his sword (swords can of course be verbal, also, and in the wrong spirit). He also told Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence” (Jn 18:36).

    In Jesus’ day, extra biblical sources show that there was huge upheaval and hatred of the Romans, the compliant Herodians, and before that, the Hellenists, in the time of the Maccabees. The Jewish spiritual identity was being crushed by these forces, but some saw it their place to fight back – hence the zealots, and various insurrections, which were brutally put down. These historical facts contextualize a great deal Jesus’ teaching, and the ‘Kingdom Now’ mentality of the disciples. But they were to be disappointed, and in deep sorrow – until the resurrection, and then the coming of Another Comforter. But they continued to suffer, as history shows, especially under Nero.

    I conclude, we are in a similar situation today, except that this time, it will end with, first the Rapture, then The Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Tribulation), and Christ’s glorious Second Coming. Meanwhile, we must build up the saints, be ambassadors for Christ (showing the fruits of the Spirit, so that as many as the Lord calls may be saved) and use only the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Everything else is in God’s hands, not ours!.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      You are talking about the 1790s and I am talking about now.
      What I sense from your comments is weakness, I might be wrong.
      It is an acceptance of the evil society and governments of Europe and you don’t seem to be able to grasp what I am saying.
      It seems to me that most European Christians are comfortable with the status quo no matter how evil it is.
      You seem to think I am presenting “Kingdom now”.
      I think that standing against Islam and killing babies is foreign to the thinking of the European church.
      I see it as the Europe church as salt that has lost its savor.
      There is still a remnant in America that will stand for the Lord and His word.
      We are crying out for an outpouring of His Holy Spirit right up to the rapture.
      As I said before, Europe is under direct judgment of the Lord and sending the Muslims flooding in is the latest evidence of it.

  21. Norman, UK says:

    John, I do not disagree about the judgement, which is plain for all to see. Also, just as in the Old Testament, because God is just, the judgement would seem to fit the degree of blessing and light formerly given a nation or region: the punishment is incremental, proportionate and specific – so we see this played out as we look around the world today. Islam is thus an instrument of judgement in the ME, Europe, parts of Africa and Asia, but less so in North America – other judgements are clearly in play there.

    There is also something of a mystery with Islam, as we know Ishmael was a circumcised son of Abraham, and there is a specific prophecy concerning his destiny and attributes (Gen 16:12), Cf. Wycliffe’s translation – “this shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against all men, and the hands of all men shall be against him; and he shall set (his) tabernacles even against all his brethren (and he shall be at odds with all of his kinsmen).” This is amazingly accurate to this day: the reason the Saudis and UAE are loathe to take refugees from Syria is they fear a Shiite insurgency:

    Concerning Britain, the seeds of apostasy were already in evidence in Victorian times, as witnessed by Bishop J C Ryle’s wonderfully sober writings – his classic work ‘Holiness’ (available to read on-line under ‘grace gems’) touches on this in the section on sanctification. He mentions encroaching Romanism, Rationalism, Higher Criticism and other things that were undermining the Protestant faith in the latter half of the 19th century, and all this overlapped with Darwinism, of course. Materialism, and the prowess of Empire played a big part, too, just as it did with Solomon in his day, leading to pride and idolatry. He failed to heed the warnings in Deuteronomy 17:14-20 about excessive wealth and (foreign) wives – all very tragic, and all prophesied in Scripture long ago – even the 666 connection (2 Chron 9:13). In Britain’s case, WW1 also had a huge impact, and so the attrition wore on through the 1930’s and 40’s, up to the present day.

    What I see in Britain today, especially in the older generation of the rural areas, is a residue of generally decent people, who still bear the mark of past godliness. This is hardly surprising, as even tiny rural hamlets have Wesleyan chapels, though tragically, most are now disused. (It is said about a million came to Christ in England alone, in the aftermath of the 1904 Welsh RevivaI). I believe that God would still move upon this people and pray there might still be a harvest to come, but realistically, the country is now heavily infiltrated by every form of Antichrist influence, the EU and Romanism being among them. Again, all this of course is exactly as prophesied in Scripture.

    Like you John, I have campaigned on moral issues – even up to the Monarchy on one occasion. I was informed that Her Majesty could not go against the will of both Houses of Parliament, and of course, they in turn reflect the state of mind of the electorate. But bizarrely, on SSM, a conservative (not leftist) government brought this in, despite a petition of almost 670,000 signatures. Why? I do not know, except it’s a sign of being ‘given over’, as ‘they did not like to retain God in their knowledge’ (Rom 1:28), and is thus a prelude to judgement to come.

    So you see, on all these things we agree. Where we are at odds is on how we respond. I’ve come to see that we can only rightly operate under the covenant of grace. Yes, you could say it’s a position of weakness. But the weakness of Christ, through the grace of the Spirit, is stronger than men – all men, even Muslims. For the Spirit, like the wind, listeth wherever he wills (Cf. Jn 3:8). Even when the chips are down, as history attests, God will not forsake his faithful ones. This is why, even amidst judgement, we may be at peace, love our enemies and rejoice amidst sorrow, just as our Lord himself did (Heb 12:2). We know he will prevail, all glory to his name!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The problem is the church in general.
      These verses are for you.
      Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
      Eze 9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
      Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.

      Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
      Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
      Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

  22. Norman, UK says:

    Thank you John, for those verses. Also, ‘The problem is the church in general’ – how true, and desperately sad!

    Yesterday, I was hearing about Josephus’ account of the carnage that came to Jerusalem in AD70, after a long siege. To say it was horrific would be an understatement. Yet its all charted in Deuteronomy 28. No wonder Jesus loudly cried out and wept, as he saw what was coming upon them.

    But then, look what the Father had to endure, as he saw what had to be inflicted upon his beloved Son for our sakes! (Is 53:10; Ps 22) His trial was trumped-up and actually illegal under Jewish law. Jesus himself became the condemnatory witness, when he answered Caiaphas the High Priest: “Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven”. (Mt 26:64)

    Concerning our own lands and Israel, by the Spirit of grace, there was clearly never a more urgent time than now to intercede, and to witness. For the sake of all who are emotionally tender, vulnerable or living in difficult circumstances (probably all of us, one way or another) yes, may it be by the Spirit of Grace, ‘crying Abba, Father’.

    We know a time came when Jesus spoke to them only in parables. I find its like this now everywhere, but colleagues, friends and family should be able to read one as a living epistle; and by God’s grace, I do not think the message is lost on them. Also, I am ever-waiting with my sword, to deliver the ‘coup de grace’! (I’m sure you know what I mean, Dan!)

  23. Denise in MI says:

    I’d be interested on your take of the Catholic prophesy concerning a coming schism in that church. There is so much information out there (just google any of this), it is hard to put it in a nutshell, but I’ll try: It is said that before Christ comes again there would be an impostor and a Great Deceit, although, sad to say, most Catholics don’t know this. Many believe that Francis is an invalid pope–the False Prophet who would appear to be meek and mild but would really work as the devil’s advocate out to destroy the church from within. Just think of his position on ecumenism, redistribution of wealth, social issues, climate change, and the Iran deal, and you have to wonder. Right now he’s embracing the Castros, while refusing to meet with dissidents–also telling.

    I am not endorsing Catholicism in any way, but it does look like some Catholic scholars had a handle on Revelation. There is a conservative movement right now to resist this pope and stay true to traditional teaching. Could God use this for good–toward a Great Awakening? Maybe a division in a church of 1.2 billion people would shake up all Christians. Wouldn’t it be great if people of all denominations finally had to decide on what they believe, before it’s too late?

    I don’t mean to put you on the spot or offend anyone. I am just curious as to how this fits in the scheme of things. I am hopeful that many Catholics will be saved and that only the false leaders would hear “I never knew you.”

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Anything coming from Rome has to be deception.
      Watch for incredible deception from the pope and Rome and the people failing for it.
      The time of judgment is upon us.

  24. Judy says:

    Brother John: Today in church our Pastor was talking on 2 Chronicles 7:14. When the people who are called by His name pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways, He will hear from Heaven and heal their land. That is exactly how I see it. If we seek God and truly petition Him to heal our land, He will do it. God cannot lie. He cannot be mocked. He is in control. We just need to go to our knees and pray.

    I love my church and our Pastor is a great teacher. He never deviates from the Word. God has truly blessed us with his teachings.

  25. Dan.w says:

    Iron sharpening iron.God bless you brother John,brother Norman,sisters Denise,and Danielle,etc.I’m here because my family is.God bless you for standing on the word…….all of you.This is my church home.I’m so thankful real truth is found here.Brother John……oh.that more pastors had your backbone and tenacity.Father God,I ask that you continue to bless and use this ministry.Grow us all up in you truth by your Spirit.Please Lord,meet everyone here at their greatest points of need.Watch over our brother John and guide him as you have,giving him your wisdom and protection from the enemy.Thank you for his encouragement,as well as from all my family here.I’m truly blessed.Draw us all closer to you Lord,keeping us ready as a pure bride waits for her husband,Amen.

  26. Denise in MI says:

    I agree with you Dan. The people here are my church, too. Even when there is disagreement–or the need to further clarify a point–it is done so respectfully. The one thing we all agree on is that Jesus is coming soon and we need to help save as many people as we can before then. Thank you for your humble prayers and uplifting spirit. You find the good in everything–counting blessings and not curses.

  27. Dan.w says:

    How could I not feel blessed.I’ve got all of you as my family.