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Friday, October 30, 2009

America - At the Point of No Return!



America - At the Point of No Return!
Last Trumpet Newsletter November 2009
by David J. Meyer

"Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at naught all my counel, and would none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices." Proverbs 1:24-31


"While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of E-sa'-ias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that E-sa'ias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." John 12:36-40

"Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Matthew 23:38-30


In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will consider a very sobering subject of the utmost urgency. We have watched for years how our government, educational systems, churches, financial institutions, and nearly every other endeavor of man has increasingly entertained the agenda of Satan in its many faceted forms and guises. The conspiratorial forces of antichrist have been working for so long now that the original purposes of these institutions are hardly recognizable, and their causes are long ago forgotten. What will happen next?

We know that the time line that we are moving through is measured by Bible prophecy. There really are no surprises as we have been warned by the Bible of the dangers of sin and its consequences. Everything foretold in prophecy is now coming to pass and right on schedule. The question that is so often asked is where are we right now? It is a fact that we live in a time that is unique in all of history. It is an electronic world connected by the internet, satellites, microchips, and spy devices. Along with all of this is the rising of a one-world Marxist-socialist government, disguised as democracy. It is a sad fact that the vast majority of people are in the depth of ignorance, and others are pickled in the brine of apathy. It is sad to watch the "common herd" of humanity being driven, corralled, and branded by the beast system. It is hard to live among a society that is so demonized that they accept homosexuality, immorality, and filth of every kind. When people are in this condition, they are easily managed because they have no character. Are we at the point of no return? There is such a point, and if we are not at it, we are most assuredly not far from it.

A book was once written by the late Ayn Rand, a mistress to the erstwhile Illuminati hierarch, Phillipe Rothschild. The book is titled Atlas Shrugged, and it is a comprehensive plan and blueprint for world takeover in the last days. Rand wrote of this takeover in somewhat cryptic form for her master, Rothschild, at his behest. On page 413 she wrote the following words: "When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed."

Yes, there is a point of no return, and the Bible teaches us that only Divine intervention stops the evil that has been unleashed in the world. The return of the Lord Jesus Christ is just ahead, and Judgment Day will bring all things to light. Eternity will follow and we will all spend it somewhere. If you have not yet surrendered your heart, soul, and mind to the Lord Jesus, you must do so now, before you reach the point of no return. There is still time, but not much of it. The Saviour will accept you if you answer his call!

Dark Shadows in the White House!

On October 9th, 2009, in his ninth month in office, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (1) In occult numerology, three 9's indicates finality. Three 9's are also an inverted 666. The world was in shock that a man who has really done nothing was given such an honor and high award. The question heard around the world that day was, "What did he do to deserve this award?" Why did he receive it? The answer is a spiritual one. This man who is literally worshipped by many of his subjects is now known as the "man of peace." The Scripture tells us that a man of "peace" would rise up in the last days and destroy many. In Daniel 8:25 we read as follows: "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." In Jeremiah 6:14, we also read the following: "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying Peace, peace; when there is no peace." We must also take note of I Thessalonians 5:3 as follows: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." Here let it be noted that the Almighty gave us a definite sign to watch for regarding the coming of the man of false peace. He described the coming of this man with his destructive peace as a woman in travail and giving birth. The human gestation period is nine months, and Obama received the "peace prize" during his ninth month in office. It was also stated that Obama received the prize not for what he has done, but for what he is going to do. Obama is now being referred to by the news media as the "Seed of peace." (2) Obama has also been called by the news media, "the one who supplanted the bluster and obstinacy on the world stage." We know that the name Jacob means supplanter, and the final days of tribulation are known as Jacob's trouble. Jeremiah 30:6-7 ties this all together as follows: "Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it."

One more point that must be made regarding this is that Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize exactly thirteen weeks after his self-proclaimed "day of rest" on July 11th, 2009. In a previous issue of this newsletter, I referred to this regarding Obama's second one hundred days in office, which he said he would complete early-- by July 10th. Of the 11th day of July, he said, "I will rest." This Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Obama was planned well in advance. We also know that according to the worldwide news service, AFP, that three members of the committee of five in Norway were definitely opposed to giving the prize to Obama, but somehow, the decision emerged as unanimous. (3)

What strange and shadowy force is driving Obama and his adoring subjects? Why are children in public schools being taught to worship him as a god? Burlington Township, New Jersey, is one of many places where schools are teaching Obama praise songs to the children and have drawn protestors because of it. (4) In some schools, the religious hymn "Jesus Loves the Little Children" has been changed to the following words: "Obama loves the little children; all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight Barack Obama loves the children of the world" If that song were sung the original way using the name Jesus, it would be a Federal crime! These are the days of antichrist!

Why is Barack Obama finding such a favored status to the extent that the U.S. House of Representatives has laid down the following rules, according to House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter: No member of Congress may call the President a liar or a hypocrite. They may not refer to his veto of a bill as cowardly. It is also illegal to refer to Obama as being intellectually dishonest, as giving aid and comfort to the enemy, or to allege sexual misconduct on the President's part. (5) I must say that it would be difficult to be accurate regarding Obama if we were forbidden to use these words. Obama and his team, however, are not very careful about how they speak. In a recent article that appeared in Politico by Kenneth P. Vogel, it was reported that an unusual amount of profanity has been emanating from the White House. (6) Terrible language is being used by Obama, Biden, and even Christina Romer, the economic advisor, that has shocked the members of the press and media. The notorious and repulsive "F" word is often heard, and reporters have wondered why there is such a profuse amount of profanity. The answer is simple. Wherever there is a concentration of demons and demonic activity, you will find profanity. In Psalm 139:20 we read of this as follows: "For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain."

Some people are beginning to wake up, and I believe more will rise up as conditions continue to worsen. Near Blue Springs, Missouri, there is a large billboard on Interstate 70 which says, "How do you like your change now? Obama Nation. They are coming for you! The Taxpayer, First and Second Amendments are in jeopardy. Live free or die." There is also a hammer and sickle on the billboard. (7) Another example of protest is coming from a small American clothing manufacturer that markets its clothing products in France. I am looking at the collar tag on the inside of the shirt, which contains laundering instructions and a brief message in the French language. The English translation of the collar tags reads as follows: "Wash with warm water, use mild soap, dry flat, do not bleach, do not dry in the dryer, do not iron. We are sorry that our President is an idiot. We did not vote for him." (8)

There are many questions that need to be answered regarding Obama and his administration. Why does First Lady Michelle Obama have twenty-six personal staff members and attendants? She is a figurehead only and has no assigned duties; however, she has twenty-six attendants being paid a total of $1,256,770.00 per year. This includes her Chief of Staff, Susan Sher, whose salary is $172,200.00. She also has a makeup artist, Ingrid Miles, and a hairstylist, Johnny Wright. All of this was reported recently in the Canadian Free Press. (9) Apparently, the multimillionaire Obamas, who are supposed to be for the poor and downtrodden, sure know how to live high and waste money!

Federal Management of the Human Body!

At this very moment, we are at a point of no return regarding health care in the United States. The Obama health care scheme does not have health care in mind at all. It is a clever system of control and micro-management of every human body in America. Here let it be noted that Mat Staver, Dean of the Liberty University School of Law, recently compiled a comprehensive list that explains what the new Obama health care system will really do to oppress the American people. There are over one thousand pages in this health care bill so I can only print some of the provisions in this newsletter. Consider the following: Page 22- All self-insured employers will have their books audited. Page 29- Your health care will be rationed. Page 30- A Government committee decides what treatment and benefits you will receive. Page 50- Health care will be provided to all non-U.S. citizens, illegal or otherwise. Page 58- A National ID Health Care Card will be issued, and the Government will have access to individual's finances. Page 126- Employers must pay for health care for part-time employees and their families. Page 427- The Government mandates a program for orders for end of life; the Government has a say in how your life ends. Page 429- "Advanced care consultation" may include an order for end of life plans, an order from the Government. Page 429- The Government will specify which doctors can write an end of life order. (10) There are so many other oppressive mandates that would make the United States worse than Soviet Russia and Red China ever were. Only God can help us; we are at the point of no return!

Another outrageous fact about the new health care bill, is that it would require everyone to buy into it or be fined up to $3800. (11) Conspiracy and treason is manifesting everywhere in Washington, D.C., and the reports of nefarious activity are constant. On September 23rd, 2009, Republicans tried to bring forth an amendment that would force the Senate Finance Committee to wait seventy-two hours before voting on the Health Care Reform Bill. The three days were needed to read and review the proposal, but this request for seventy-two hours was blocked by Obama's Democrat stooges. (12) On October 1st, 2009, the Republicans tried to introduce restrictions on abortion in Obama's Health Care Bill, which allows for full payment for abortions with no restrictions. The Republican effort was quickly defeated, and in response to this effort, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on notice that they "must move quickly to pass this bill." (13) On September 30th, 2009, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley stated the following: "The current law and the Health Care Bill under consideration are too lax and leave the door open to illegal immigrants defrauding the government using false or stolen identities to obtain benefits." The effort to block illegal immigrants from health care was also defeated, and the new law eliminates any requirement for ID if you are illegally residing in the United States. (14)

These are strange times when everything seems backwards and upside down. I must also mention at this point that the homosexual and other immoral lifestyles in America have done more to drive up the cost of health care than anything else. Immorality, pornography, homosexuality, lesbianism, and so much other unmentionable filth has infected the United States of America to epidemic proportions. In early October, nearly 200,000 sodomites marched on Washington, D.C., demanding equal rights and recognition. What a sad day in our history when these militant perverts, of the very type that God rained fire upon, would gather in such large numbers at the nation's Capital. The sodomite leaders clearly stated that they were no longer willing to wait for acceptance. (15)

Immorality and the sexual revolution are a conspiracy in and of themselves. The internet, Hollywood, television, and other media are all flaunting immoral activity as a primary project. Satan and his antichrist forces have been working for a long time to bring forth a one-world government. To accomplish this, he must bring all humanity under his infernal control. It is not enough to have a one-world money system, a one-world church, and a one-world government. Satan would also need to weld all of humanity together spiritually until they are one flesh. This is accomplished through forbidden sexual unions. In I Corinthians 6:16 we read the following shocking words: "What? Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh." Thus, Satan knows that when a person fornicates with another, they become one flesh. But they also become one flesh with every other person their partner was with. If a man has been with a harlot and she had been with ten other men and those men had been with ten other harlots and so on, it is possible that nearly all humanity could be networked and combined as one flesh. Here let it be noted that a recent study conducted by Lloyd's Pharmacy chain in Britain revealed some amazing results. The pharmacy used an online calculator to determine the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and found that the average British man has had nine sexual partners and the average British woman has had six. Computers were used to calculate all of the interactions submitted by volunteer participants and found that the average person had 2.8 million sex partners by extension. (16) This is not a misprint! The story was featured by the international news service AFP on September 23rd, 2009. Satan has found many willing participants to make his system work. If you are a true Christian, your past is removed, and you are washed by the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

In conjunction with the new Obama Health Care Plan, as if timed perfectly, is the H1N1 flu virus, sometimes called swine flu. I have covered this subject before, and there is more than enough evidence that this flu virus was intentionally manufactured in laboratories for the purpose of population control through fear. The flu vaccine is now out in both nasal mist live virus form or by injection. The Government claims that the vaccine is perfectly safe, but many people are not accepting that. In the state of New York, where it is mandatory for health workers to receive the immunization, there has been a massive revolt by the health workers. They are flatly refusing to accept the vaccine! Mass rallies and protests by the health care workers broke out in Albany. (17) Do they know something a lot of people don't know? On September 25th, 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported that a recent study revealed that most parents in the United States are refusing to have their children immunized for H1N1 because they are concerned about the risks. Only forty percent said they would allow their children to be vaccinated. (18) Here let it be noted that an increasing number of people are becoming aware of the dangerous substances, such as mercury and rancid protein, that are found in vaccines. In two recent studies by the Government, it was found that autism among children has increased from 1 in 160 to 1 in every 100 children. (19) There is strong evidence that the many vaccines being given to children are causing this!

On September 21st, 2009, a press release revealed that the Verichip Corporation and its affiliates have been awarded two new patents. Patent numbers 7,504,364 and 7,469,076 are for a microchip system that can detect viruses by type in the human body, including the H1N1 virus. (20) The question that should be asked is how can a chip be programmed to detect viruses by name and type unless the plan for the virus already exists? In the future, people may well be getting calls from their health providers telling them that the detection and ID chip that was implanted in them has detected a virus, and they should report for treatment. It is later than you think!

Mismanagement and the Root of all Evil!

The Scripture tells us in I Timothy 6:10, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." At a glance, we can see that the economy of the United States is a complete wreck, and the rise in stock market averages does nothing for the countless unemployed people. Everything is global and international now. The national debt continues to rise to astronomical levels, and the U.S. Senate is now being forced to raise the national debt ceiling above twelve trillion dollars ($12,000,000,000,000). (21) We know that light travels at approximately 186,000 miles per second, and at that fantastic rate of speed, light would travel a linear distance of six trillion miles, the measure of a light year. Our national debt is twice that number in dollars. Our economy has reached a point of no return, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Shalom Bernanke knows this is true. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which is already strapped because of the many bank failures, is reporting that additional bank failures could cost 100 billion dollars. (22) Remember, these dollars do not evaporate; someone gets them, and it is always those at the top of corporate conspiracy that come out ahead. The middle class is rapidly disappearing in America, and Obama is getting ready to finish it off. The current situation was caused by bank failures and crashes over the housing market. Next will come a major crash regarding commercial properties and businesses; then will come the big crash of banks over unpaid credit card debt. There are three great fiscal woes, and two are yet to come.

On October 3rd, 2009, Federal regulators closed down several more banks in Michigan, Colorado, and Minnesota; bringing the number so far this year to ninety-eight. (23) The signs of financial ruin are everywhere, and the people who are walking the desolate streets of America are near to the point of open revolt. When the G-20 Summit convened in Pittsburgh in late September 2009, they found massive numbers of angry people and mobs of revolutionaries worked up into a fever pitch. They were trying to make their voice known to the convention of crooks that are running the governments of twenty nations, including the United States. (24) Then, something happened that had never happened before on American soil. American forces used aggressive acoustic weapons on American people. These weapons had previously been used only in Iraq and other foreign war zones. These weapons delivered an ear-piercing sound exceeding 150 decibels, which is louder than a jet engine. It is accompanied by stern voice commands that penetrate the mind. (25) Very soon, what I have been saying for years will be proven true; that is, the greatest enemy of any people is its own government! History has verified this repeatedly!

On October 8th, 2009, the Associated Press featured a story about police officers randomly stopping and frisking people on the streets of our American cities. They call the program "stop and frisk" and have stopped more than one million people in various cities for absolutely no reason! (26) It could happen to you anytime the police get a notion to frisk you!

On October 6th, 2009, various OPEC nations announced that they were going to ditch the U.S. dollar. Immediately, the price of gold jumped to $1,038.65 per ounce, which was a record high. (27) On October 12th, 2009, Bloomberg News Service published a story stating that the U.S. dollar had reached a breaking point because central banks were snubbing the dollar and replacing it with euros and yen. (28) What is happening in the erstwhile great nation of America? Why has so much wealth flowed from America and into Red China? Economically, the Red Chinese have already taken over our country. Is it any wonder that the Red Chinese flag was raised over Washington, D.C., in September 2009? This was done in our nation's Capital to commemorate the anniversary of the communist takeover of China by Chairman Mao sixty years ago. What gives Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the right to offer the Red Chinese your property and mine as collateral against the debt owed by America to China? Here let it also be noted that on September 30th, 2009, the massive Empire State Building in New York City was lighted for three nights in the colors of red and yellow in honor of the communist Chinese revolution! (29) Do these Chinese Reds deserve any honor at all? In an article printed over a year ago in the St Petersburg Times, the nation of Red China is facing an unusual dilemma. For many years they murdered so many baby girls in favor of a stronger male population that now the ratio is 30 men for every one woman. The article goes on to say that the Red Chinese male work force is full of lustful men because of the shortage. (30) Now their eyes are on America!

Will the U.S. dollar collapse? On October 6th, 2009, the United Nations called for a new reserve currency to replace the dollar. (31) The Obama Administration has printed so much more money that the existing supply is worth continually less. It is a weak, thinned out, and watered down economy. Furthermore, existing goods and services will quickly absorb the excess money supply and inflation will rise to record levels. It is quite obvious that all of this is being done intentionally to bring forth new one-world electronic money. This will be the Beast system as mentioned in Revelation, chapter 13. According to the London Daily Telegraph on October 2nd, 2009, the World Bank will run out of money within twelve months. (32) We are that close to the end.

The signs of the times are everywhere. Many people have noticed that stores of every kind have been greatly cutting back on inventory because they just don't have the money to buy much. A prime example of the severity of the problem is the large fleet of empty cargo ships anchored just east of Singapore. It is called the Ghost Fleet, as reported with a full series of photgraphs by the London Daily Mail on September 28th, 2009. "It is the biggest and most secretive gathering of ships in maritime history. It is larger than the British and U.S. navies combined but have no crew, no cargo, and no destination." (33) I have no doubt that our U.S. money is cursed in many ways. It is interesting to note that a recent test conducted by a group of scientists involving U.S. currency from thirty American cities found that ninety percent of all bills contain traces of cocaine. (34)

Final Signs and Warnings!

At the very end of September through the beginning of October, just after the G-20 Economic Summit, disasters began to happen all over the world. In Sydney, Australia, a severe dust storm filled the sky and blanketed the city with an ominous red dust, described as deadly red by the London Daily Mail. (35) In California, massive wildfires broke out and turned the sky bright orange and red. The San Gabriel Mountains were on fire, charring 3,500 acres. (36) Then the earthquakes began to shake the earth. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been 454 significant earthquakes of magnitude 4 and above within the past 30 days as of October 14th, 2009. Many of these were strong quakes. (37) I have been watching the earthquake maps and statistics for twenty-eight years, and I have never seen this many before in such a short time. On October 1st, 2009, Indonesia was hit with a magnitude 7.6 quake, which caused widespread devastation and left thousands of people dead or missing. (38) At that same time, two more powerful quakes of magnitudes 7.6 and 6.6 struck near Samoa, sending a tsunami across the region, which left widespread destruction and thousands dead or missing. (39) The very creation is crying out against sinful man.

In early October, a strange, unique, and unexplainable halo appeared over Moscow, Russia. It glimmered with bright light and was captured on video. Nothing like it had ever been seen before. It was massive and appeared to be some sort of doorway or portal filled with brilliant brightness. (40) We must remember that the Lord Jesus told us to watch for the many signs that would appear just before His return to bring Judgment Day upon this wicked world. We must all watch and pray, for the time is at hand!

In closing, I want to thank all of you who pray for and support this end time prophetic ministry. We are always delighted to pray for you, and your requests always receive individual attention by our intercessors. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


Acknowledgements
01. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2009, Milwaukee, WI.
02. Ibid.
03. AFP News Service, Oct. 15, 2009, Oslo, Norway.
04. Associated Press, Oct. 13, 2009, Burlington Township, NJ.
05. Politico, Sep. 16, 2009, by Glenn Thrush, Washington, D.C.
06. Politico, Oct. 12, 2009, by Kenneth P. Vogel, Washington, D.C.
07. KCTV5 News, Oct. 1, 2009, Blue Springs, MO.
08. Official clothing label, received Oct. 7, 2009.
09. Canadian Free Press, Oct. 5, 2009. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652.
10. Report by Mat Staver, Liberty University School of Law.
11. Associated Press, Sep. 8, 2009, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Washington, D.C.
12. Washington Times, Sep. 23, 2009, by Jennifer Haberkorn & Kent Rowland, Washington, D.C.
13. Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1, 2009, Washington, D.C.
14. The Hill, Sep. 30, 2009, by Jeffrey Young, Washington, D.C.
15. Associated Press, Oct. 10, 2009, by Andrew Miga, Washington, D.C.
16. AFP News Service, Sep. 23, 2009, London, England, U.K.
17. WCBSTV, Sep. 30, 2009, Albany, NY.
18. Los Angeles Times, Sep. 25, 2009, by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles, CA.
19. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2009, by Carla K. Johnson, Chicago, IL.
20. Yahoo Finance News Release, Oct. 5, 2009.
21. The Hill, Nov. 7, 2009, by Walter Alarkon, Washington, D.C.
22. Associated Press, Sep. 30, 2009, Washington, D.C.
23. Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2009, by Tim Paradis & Marcy Gordon.
24. Associated Press, Sep. 25, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
25. Associated Press, Oct. 1, 2009, by Joe Mandak, Pittsburgh, PA.
26. Associated Press, Oct. 8, 2009, by Colleen Long, New York, NY.
27. AFP News Service, Oct. 6, 2009, London, England, U.K.
28. Bloomberg News Service, Oct. 12, 2009, by Ye Xie & Anchalee Worrachate, New York, NY.
29. Associated Press, Sep. 30, 2009, by Marcus Franklin, New York, NY.
30. St. Petersburg Times, Mar. 2, 2008, by Kris Hundley, St. Petersburg, FL.
31. AFP News Service, Oct. 6, 2009, New York, NY.
32. Daily Telegraph, Oct. 2, 2009, by Edmund Conway, London, England, U.K.
33. Daily Mail, Sep. 28, 2009, by Simon Parry, London, England, U.K.
34. MSNBC News, Aug. 17, 2009, Live Science Report.
35. Daily Mail, Sep. 23, 2009, by Mail Foreign Service, Sydney, Australia.
36. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,Oct. 5, 2009, Wrightwood, CA.
37. US Geological Survey, Oct. 14, 2009, Iris seismic monitor.
38. Reuters News Service, Oct. 1, 2009, by John Nedy & Sunanda Creagh, Padang, Indonesia.
39. Daily Mail, Oct 1, 2009, by Mail Foreign Service, Indonesia.
40. Daily Sun, Oct. 11, 2009, by Vince Soodin, London, England, U.K.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Company's Anti-aging Products Use of Cells Harvested From Aborted Baby



This story just about made me sick. You are not going to believe this one. The wickedness just continues to grow by the day. It is as if a tidal wave of wickedness is inundating the globe!! (Click the picture to enlarge it for reading.)







Confirmed: Skin cream contains fetal proteins
Company's anti-aging products built on cells harvested from aborted baby
Posted: October 28, 2009
10:24 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn - WorldNetDaily


A pro-life organization is blasting a Switzerland-based cosmetics manufacturer whose website openly admits some of its products were developed from the tissues of an aborted baby.

Children of God for Life is a non-profit organization focused on the bioethics of embryonic tissue use in medicine and manufacturing. One of its current campaigns includes petitioning pharmaceutical companies to produce safe, effective alternatives to vaccines derived or cultivated from aborted fetal tissue.

But the organization's attention has now turned Neocutis, a company with offices in San Francisco which has developed a line of anti-aging products that include an ingredient the company has trademarked as Processed Skin Cell Protein, or PSP, developed from skin cells harvested from an abortion.

"It is absolutely deplorable that Neocutis would resort to exploiting the remains of a deliberately slaughtered baby for nothing other than pure vanity and financial gain," said Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life, in a statement. "There is simply no moral justification for this."

The website for Neocutis, which is privately held with estimated annual sales of in excess of $2 million, explains that its research began years ago, when scientists discovered fetal skin's unusual ability to heal without scarring. Scientists at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, then created a process to extract proteins from fetal cells in the attempt to obtain an optimal, naturally balanced mixture of nutrients.

The scientists then infused those nutrients into a line of cosmeceutical anti-aging products: Neocutis skin cream, Journée day cream, Lumière eye cream and Bio-Gel bio-restorative hydrogel – products Vinnedge is advising women to throw in the garbage before contacting Neocutis to voice their concerns.

"There is absolutely no reason to use aborted babies for such selfish motives," Vinnedge said. "It is anti-life, anti-woman and counter-productive, as Neocutis is about to find out!"

Children of God for Life boasts that it has been a watchdog on pharmaceutical companies using aborted fetal cell lines in medical products and has received thousands of inquiries from the public on the use of aborted fetal material in cosmetics. But this is the first time, the organization says, that any company was bold enough to put the information right on its own website and in product literature.

In fact, the Neocutis website openly explains the history of its PSP ingredient:

"A small biopsy of fetal skin was donated following a one-time medical termination," the website states, "and a dedicated cell bank was established for developing new skin treatments. Originally established for wound healing and burn treatments, today this same cell bank also provides a lasting supply of cells for producing Neocutis' proprietary skin care ingredient Processed Skin Cell Proteins."

The company adds, "No additional fetal biopsies will ever be required."

But Children of God for Life finds little consolation in the company's statement.

"You note in your literature that 'no further fetal biopsies will be needed,' as though the life of the one child you have exploited has no value," wrote the organization in a letter to Neocutis' CEO. "It is deplorable that you would attempt to mollify the public and whitewash your badly tarnished image so thoughtlessly."

Vinnedge also told WND that companies aren't required to disclose their research history to the public, so there may be facts conveniently omitted from the Neocutis story.

"What we don't know is how many other fetuses were involved before they perfected that one cell line," she surmised. "There's a possibility there were more."

WND contacted Neocutis repeatedly for comment, but phone messages were not returned. A Businessweek web report says the company was founded in 2003 and its directors were identified as Frederic-Edouard Koehn, Patrick Hohlfeld, Diego Braguglia and Jennifer Pearson.

Children of God for Life, however, is actively calling for a boycott of all Neocutis products, beginning a campaign to contact the company's investors and even offering free publicity to companies that will certify in writing their products are free from ingredients derived from aborted babies.

"We know there are companies using moral sources for collagen and skin proteins," Vinnedge said. "We intend to publicly promote these other cosmetic companies competing with Neocutis that are willing to step forward and contact us."

Link:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=114251




My Comment sent to the company:

How can you honestly believe that what you are doing is acceptable? Sucking a baby from its mothers womb is murder and then to take the tissues from the aborted fetus and use it in skin cream!!! It is insanity!!. There is no justification for it!! I hope that God brings swift and severe JUDGMENT down upon your company and those who perpetrated this abomination.


Send your own comment by clicking here:

http://www.neocutis.com/contact.php






In Christ, Sara


God Has Everything Under Control



One of the first words that the Holy Spirit spoke to me was "Divine Providence". I did not know what that meant so I looked it up and here is the definition: "the sovereignty, superintendence, or agency of God over events in people's lives and throughout history."

God wanted me to understand that HE IS IN CONTROL! I was so amazed at the idea of that. It is true because time and again the scriptures reveal this.

We know that mans ways will completely fail before the return of Jesus. As we are painfully witnessing it daily, everything that we are doing in this country seems to fail and the more the government tries the worse things get!

If man was able to make the world better don't you think we would have done it by now?!!

God Has Everything Under Control
by David Wilkerson

The whole world is trembling right now over the outbreak of terror and calamities happening throughout the earth. Every day we wake up to learn of another disaster. Some observers say we are witnessing the beginnings of World War III.

Non-believers are becoming convinced there are no solutions left, that everything is spinning into chaos because there is no “all-seeing governance.” But God’s people know differently. We know there is no reason to fear, because the Bible reminds us again and again the Lord has everything under control. Nothing happens in the world without his knowledge and governance.

The Psalmist writes, “The kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations” (Psalm 22:28). Likewise, the prophet Isaiah declares to the world, “Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein” (Isaiah 34:1). He’s saying, “Listen, nations, and give me your ear. I want to tell you something important about the Creator of the world.”


Isaiah states that when God’s indignation is aroused against nations and their armies, it is the Lord himself who delivers them to slaughter. “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance…. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing…. It is he [God] that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers…. To whom then will ye liken me?” (Isaiah 40:15, 17, 22, 25).

Isaiah then speaks to God’s people, who are battered and troubled by world events. He counsels, “Look up to the sky, to the glorious heavens. Behold the millions of stars placed there. Your God created and named every one. Are you not more precious to him than they are? So, fear not.”

We are to know there is a map in heaven, a plan that our Father has outlined for the course of history. And he knows the end from the beginning. As this plan comes to fruition, I believe we are to ask ourselves this question: “Where is the Lord’s eye focused in all this?” God’s eye is not focused on the world’s tin-god dictators or their threats.

Scripture assures us these wild men’s bombs, armies and powers are as nothing to the Lord. He laughs at them as mere specks of dust, and soon he will blow them all away (see Isaiah 40:23-24).

End

In Christ, Sara


Sunday, October 25, 2009

I Do Not know Where I’m Going But God Does





I Do Not know Where I’m Going, But God Does

October 25, 2009
By Sara Beveridge


Last year the Lord told me that I would have to leave by December 2009. I was not quite sure of the exact meaning of that. Leave the area? Leave my current home for another? As it turns out I am leaving my current home as I have just sold it.

I have lived here for almost 13 years and had completely remodeled and made it my own and it is a quite lovely and comfortable home.

One reason I was led by the Lord to sell and to lighten the load is primarily because I don’t need all the “stuff” I have. Now that Jesus Christ is the center of my life, material things do not make me happy nor do they bring much satisfaction. So far I have given away, donated and sold probably one third of all of my possessions with more going every day. I expect I will be moving into a small apartment.

When I first put my home on the market I went through a deep sorrow. It was painful and I felt like I was going through a break up. I felt like I was being crushed and that my heart was being torn up. (Hosea 6:1-2). I know now that was God pressing down on me and allowing me to feel the pain of letting go of the things of the world. He was showing me how attached I was to the things of the world.

This certainly is in direct opposition to the beliefs of those who follow the prosperity and abundant life gospel. There are many Christians out there today that are in dire financial straits. The prosperity preachers continue to peddle their false Jesus and tell them that they must sow more seed money to overcome their situation. Or perhaps they need a more "positive attitude" to think themselves out of their dire situation. It is a very sad thing to witness.

I have repented of my own reckless mismanagement of money and idolatry. It was brought on by my selfish pursuit of more stuff and a wicked financial system that was all too eager to enslave me. I know God has forgiven me but that does not mean I won’t pay the consequences of my actions. One consequence is that I am in debt and the profit from the sale of my property will be just enough to get me moved. Isn’t that a just God?

Have we forgotten that there are consequences to our actions and decisions if we are not seeking the will of God and being obedient to His word?

The sad truth is many Christians are slaves to the system and not ready or willing to heed God’s warning to “come out of her my people.” (Rev 18:4).

The truth is God is tearing down the systems of this world. If you are truly discerning the times then you know this. The financial systems, the governmental systems and the religious systems are all in turmoil and chaos and are about to collapse. Many Christians are lamenting this and not realizing it is ordained by God and He is the one that is shaking these institutions of man.

As of this writing I still do not know where I am moving, but God does. The interesting thing about this situation is that I was a person who always had to be in control. For the first time in my life I have completely let go of a situation and I am letting the Lord handle it and I trust Him to put me where He wants me to be. I believe it is His mercy that He is bringing me through this and preparing me before the financial system comes down.

This is a test of my faith and it is a testimony to the truth of God’s Word. Jesus told us not to worry about these things. (Mat 6:25). He is faithful to take care of His people. How much more does He Love us than the birds that He feeds every day? (Mat 6:26, Luke 12:24).

I want to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ to let God’s will be done in your life. Trust Him and let go of the things of the world and the desire to seek after them. If you are not able to do it yourself then ask God to help you “break up” from the things of the world. It will change your life and bring you closer to Jesus Christ. Ultimately, isn’t that our goal?

In Christ, Sara


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Servant's Affliction









A Servant's Affliction
Michael Boldea Jr.
Oct 16, 2009

I realize it has been some time since I've sent out an e-newsletter, but it has not been for lack of desire, it has been for lack of opportunity. We have been very busy here at hand of help, and this is a good thing.
Before getting into the message that God has put on my heart for today, I just wanted to let you know that our television program, the truth for today is now airing on INSP (the inspiration channel) every Tuesday at 9:30 pm PST. Please keep this work in your prayers, as we hope and pray it will reach many hearts, and open the eyes of many to the love and grace of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Servants are not born, they are made. When God chooses an individual to be a servant, He begins by forming them, molding them, and chiseling them, that they might be vessels of honor in His hands. The more a servant experiences the presence and work of God in their life, the more they comes to view their present circumstances as the means by which God is purifying and renewing them. A servant views trials and affliction in their life very differently than the world does, because a servant is continually and fully trusting of the Master and His plan for their continued growth in both faith and grace.


2 Corinthians 4:17-18, “For our light affliction, which is but a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

No words can more adequately portray the two ideas of affliction and glory than these written by Paul some two thousand years ago. These words are altogether powerful and appropriate, preparing the heart for the possibility of affliction, but encouraging it by highlighting the aftereffects and positive aspects of what affliction will produce.

It is as though Paul is taking a scale, and placing the weight of affliction on one side, counterbalances it with the glory that is soon to follow. The difference is staggering. The weight of our afflictions, when counterbalanced with the eternal weight of glory, is both momentary and light, not worthy of mention or contemplation.

I realize afflictions and hardships are never easy, and that no matter how light, suffering is always a serious concern. I am not attempting to minimize heartache, affliction or suffering, or their affect but rather to open your eyes to the reality that if the foundation from which you perceive hardship is shifted from the physical to the spiritual, you will not perceive it as a catastrophe, but as a light and momentary occurrence that soon passes giving way to a far more exceeding and eternal glory.

Without faith, without hope, even the smallest setback seems like the end of the world, so much so that it doesn’t take an earth shattering event to bring some to the edge of hopelessness and despair.

In the midst of trials and hardships, faith sees the means by which God sends His blessings and makes us fruitful. Absence of faith looks upon trials and hardships as enemies whose singular desire is to destroy one’s life. Afflictions compel us not to trust in the things that are seen, but rather in those things that are not seen. It is in our times of distress, in our times of hardship that we press in, and discover the greatness of God’s love, and it is when we are surrounded by greatest of darkness that we see all the more clearly His brilliant light.

As believers, as servants of God, we do not seek out affliction, but when it comes, we are at peace knowing that we rest in the embrace of our heavenly Father. We know by faith, that God has prepared a blessing for us, even though momentarily we see only the affliction, we know that by way of the cross, we will enter into His providence. Affliction and victory go hand in hand, and if we have victory without affliction it only means that others suffered the affliction in our stead. By the same token, if we experience affliction without victory, may we take strength in the knowledge that those who will follow after us will obtain the victory of our afflictions.

No matter the circumstance, no matter the affliction or the hardship, a servant of God, and a follower of Christ sees them as profitable and worthwhile experiences. As an elderly preacher once said, affliction is the plough that tills the soil of the soul in preparation for receiving eternal truth, and removes the stones in its path that the glory of God might have no obstacles standing in its way.

Affliction forms us, and seeing the aftereffects, the finished product, the growth and the maturity that God worked in us gives us confidence and strengthens our faith. True faith has open eyes by which it perceives and seeks after spiritual things. There is an inconsistency in the lives of many who call themselves believers today, because while they claim to be followers of Christ, they are wholly given over the seeking after and desiring temporal and earthly things. When someone claims to have faith, yet ignores the spiritual in favor of the physical, then their faith is either a false faith, or an immature faith that as yet has not had its eyes open to the beauty of the kingdom of God.

Those who have not had their eyes opened to the beauty of God’s kingdom, are impatient and unwilling to wait that they might receive eternal joy, the only joy that remains, and so go about attempting to manufacture joy here on earth, a joy that is fleeting and illusive. Whatever joy some might find in sin, it is only temporary, followed by the pain and heartache of its consequences. But like impatient children, who are unwilling to wait for the grapes to ripen on the vine, the world today takes fistfuls of unripe grapes and hungrily eats them, only to be left with a sour taste in their mouth, and an uneasy feeling in the pit of their stomach.


Even in the midst of affliction a servant of God retains his joy, because his joy is cocooned in hope, and protected from the direct affects of hardship and trial. Our hope comes by way of knowing fully and wholeheartedly that whatever hardship or affliction we might be going through, God has a purpose and a plan.

It is with eyes of faith that we see beyond our present circumstance, it is with eyes of faith that we see past our present afflictions, and with full assurance that when the glory of God is revealed in us, when we journey from the valley and ascend to the mountaintop, we will count these afflictions as light and momentary.

Our goal is eternity, the final destination for every faithful servant and believer. Come what may in this life, come what may in this fleeting existence on this earth, we must view it in contrast with the home that Jesus went to prepare of us. When we view this present life in light of the life to come, when we view our present affliction as ways and means by which God is molding and chiseling us, we will continue to have hope, we will continue to rejoice, we will continue to give glory to God, not because of our circumstances but in spite of our circumstances. This is one of the great differences between the servants of God, and those still shackled by the things of the world. The children of God do not require a life of ease and opulence on this earth in order to have joy, we do not require the absence of trials and afflictions in order to posses peace, but we have joy and peace in spite of the hardships we endure, because we know that God stands with us, and in His love He is forming us into that true and faithful servant that He desires us to be.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

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In Christ, Sara


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do Something Worthy of Persecution






With the passing of the so called "Hate Crimes" bill last week, it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds. It is amazing that you cannot pray "in Jesus name" in public events and you pretty much cannot even mention the name Jesus anywhere except within the four walls of a church building.

We sure have fallen a long way from where we were even 30 years ago. Considering that we are a nation that was founded on Biblical principles and our motto is "In God We Trust" it sure is looking more and more like "the days of Noah".



Do Something Worthy of Persecution
By Dave Welch

At the risk of offending all the sensitive pastors and young evangelicals who are so anxious not to be the "Religious Right," I would like to propose that it is time they do something worthy of persecution. I had the privilege of being in a meeting with Open Doors USA President Carl Moeller last week and heard about the incredible work they are doing to support our persecuted brethren in countries where it really means something.

With the passage – again – of hate-crimes legislation in Congress last week as Democrats deviously leeched it onto the Defense Appropriations bill, the noose continues to tighten on biblical Christianity in America.

Also last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our ACLU activist-turned-judge, postulated that as a resolution to the "unconstitutional" situation of a cross as a veteran's memorial in the Mojave National Preserve, the federal government "remove the cross, then sell the land back to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which originally built the memorial 75 years ago."

(A side note – Justice Ginsburg is late to the game … the "Market-Driven Church" has already "sold the cross.")

To cap the week off, our president reaffirmed his commitment to destroy marriage and family by removing barriers to open gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc. practices in our military and overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.

Not exactly a banner week for Americans who hold to traditional values and Judeo-Christian principles as espoused by 400 years of our forefathers. But then again, We, Those People, are really the problem anyway, are we not?

According to British theologian and author Os Guinness, the "Religious Right" is the cause of the militant gay-rights movement, and we repeatedly hear major neo-evangelicals apologizing for and distancing themselves from the religious conservatives who have fought for the sanctity of life, the protection of the family and God's design of marriage.

Let me give some good news to those of the "new" evangelical paradigm: Very few of you are in danger of immediate persecution through hate-crimes legislation, the pro-sexual diversity tyranny of the Obama administration, the global elites of the major media or even proponents of Islam and "inter-faith dialogue" on "social justice."

Why? These evangelicals are no threat to them because they don't preach from the pulpit or speak publicly anything that raises a standard of significant opposition but rather placates the American Christian church into a state of spiritual, moral, cultural and political neutrality.

The clear truth is that not even the most hardened secularist of the cultural or political left will attack a pastor for feeding the hungry, clothing the naked or sheltering the homeless. It is also clear that our Lord directs we do those things IN HIS NAME.

The problem is that the social side of the Gospel is only of value if it is inseparably linked with the spiritual side of the Gospel and the "hard truth" of our sin nature with redemption only through Jesus Christ. His name is the offense, not the actions of religious conservatives.

The message of our day for Bible-believing citizens is to feed, clothe and shelter the needy, but don't do it in Jesus' name; shut up and let us continue to steal your children, kill the unborn, glorify sexual perversions and force you to declare that all religions are equally true.

Not on my watch.

Those of us who refuse to parse our faith in that blatantly unscriptural manner are indeed going to be targets of various types of "persecution," but it is time we just say, "Bring it on!" I must bow with shame before my brothers and sisters in nearly every Asian, Middle Eastern, African and South American country who truly suffer and often die for simply following Christ.

The American Christian church is largely an embarrassment to 2,000 years of our forebears not because we have stood too strongly but because we have not lived and practiced "holy living" as described by Dr. Moeller as the primary reason Chinese Christians explain the revival there under Communist tyranny.

We have reveled in our comfort and blessings, sought peace rather than righteousness and fallen down before the evil in our land. The God-given duty to govern righteously was thrown off of the biblical bandwagon decades ago by the evangelical church to focus on "spiritual matters."

There are two basic biblical reasons for persecution, both found in Matthew 5, and I will leave you to consider which we legitimately can claim in this country today:
Option 1: "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me" (Matthew 5:10, 11).


Option 2: "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men" (Matthew 5:13).



Pastors in particular need to remember the warning by Mordecai to Esther as she was considering whether to risk her life to speak out:
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)



Paul Middleton, one of my early mentors and a pro-life champion from Washington state, used to quip that it was his goal to either help bring about renewal and revival or "be first in line for the firing squad." How about you?



END


Link:
http://www.worldviewtimes.com/article.php/articleid-5486/Brannon-Howse/Dave-Welch

In Christ, Sara




Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy




It is written "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev 19:10)

Jesus was the greatest prophet of all time and He wanted us to know that the Bible is true and that we are to use it's prophecy to witness the truth to others.

If there was ever a time when we CAN use prophecy to witness to others it is NOW!

Jesus told us that He was warning us beforehand so that when we see these things occurring we will know where we are in the progression of Bible prophecy. (Mat 24:25, Luke 21:28).

It seems to me that every day the front page of the news is the fulfillment of Bible prophecy right before our eyes. The frequency and intensity of events are just as Jesus told us they would be.
Like "birth pains". (Mat 24:8, Mark 13:8 NIV)

Just this week there was another large earthquake in Indonesia and a Tsunami in American Samoa. It grieves my heart to see these things. One of my prayers is that God will send His angels of protection before any tragedy to protect those who are called to salvation.

I urge my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to really press into the Lord and pray like never before. Rend your heart before God and cry out to Him for the unsaved. We are getting ready to go into such a critical season where the forces of darkness will have such a grasp on these people that they may be locked into where they are forever.

This video story from CBN news is an example of just how amazingly accurate Biblical prophecy is!

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy [and] renounces the LORD.

Psalm 12:8 The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Mat 24:9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

Mark 13:9 But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.

2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.


http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=9425



In Christ, Sara

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Parable of The Talents



Parable of The Talents
The Gift of Eternal Life

An excerpt of chapter 2 from the book
"Oh God Prepare Me for Your Coming"
by David Magiera


Jesus gave this parable of the talents while He was speaking about the time of His return. It is a parable that speaks of the harvest:

"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also the man with two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money."

"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

"Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'

"His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gathered where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'" (Matthew 25:14-30)

This parable is usually preached in reference to our personal talents, abilities and money. Valid as this may be, it does not identify the original intent of Jesus' story. The "talent" given to each servant, that is the gift that Jesus was symbolically illustrating in this parable, is the gift of eternal life.

Once again, Jesus is speaking about believers and what they do with their "talent" - the gift of eternal life. Salvation is truly a free gift. It is given even though we do not deserve it. But there is also a price to be paid as a part of our appreciation.

The man who squanders the Lord's gift of eternal life and refuses to grow and share what has been given is placing himself in eternal danger. Our call is to grow into the likeness of Jesus...to become one with Jesus.

The servants who received five and two talents are like one who becomes "born again" - saved from great sin and trouble like drugs or prostitution or other self-destructive forces. This is one who is given so much -- saved from so much -- that he/she is eternally grateful and seeks to be obedient to God... because there is so much appreciation and love for Jesus.

The servant who received just one talent is like one who has lived a moral and good life and has had little difficulty. Yet he still comes to the reality and recognition of Jesus as Savior -- becoming "born again." These are those who have not been saved from great earthly trouble and MUST realize that they have purchased a "pearl of great price." (Matthew 13:46) It comes at a great cost, your life -- fully surrendered -- hungering and thirsting for righteousness! It means making Him Lord of your life, as well as Friend and Savior.

"Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of My God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you." (Rev. 3:2, 3)

God knows everything about your life, even before you live it. He also knows if your salvation comes with a desire to live for Him. That is why every child and believer can be assured of God's righteous reward regardless of age or maturity - regardless of premature death or longevity. God's Word is for every moment of your living. "Now is the appointed time of salvation." (II Corinthians 6:2)

We are continually saved from ourselves and the work of Satan. "Work out your faith with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12) God says if we endure to the end - the end of our days - we shall be saved. That is what makes you an OVERCOMER.

THE FULLNESS OF ETERNAL LIFE

The "fullness" is gained through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. This is the gift God gives to every believer who surrenders his/her complete life to Him... a complete surrender -- everything, without holding anything back! If you truly love Jesus, you will do anything for Him; you will give your whole life to Him!

"...any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple." (Luke 14:33)

Your total surrender will manifest the "fullness" of eternal life and give the Lord complete authority to bless you and direct you through the many ways He speaks. God knows that living in your "self," you can never love Him, obey Him or please Him. The "fullness" of eternal life enables you to love God and obey His will. The "fullness" of eternal life is living "in" Jesus, "in" the Holy Spirit, "in" the Father of Creation!

"This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." (I John 2:6)

"Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves Me, He will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me will not obey My teaching." (John 14:23, 24)

The "fullness" of eternal life is being open to the "gifts of the Spirit" like praying in God's glorious Heavenly language (praying in "tongues") or being receptive to the "word of knowledge" or praying for healing. God is manifesting every one of the nine gifts of the Spirit in believers today! He wants to manifest His gifts in you as well. But God will do so as He chooses, to whom He chooses and when He chooses. Our responsibility is to be open to them, pray for them and seek them. Why! Because they demonstrate the deity of Jesus and empower us to perform His will.



Link: http://www.brideofchrist.com/details/1601/oh.god!.prepare.me/index.html


In Christ, Sara