Roy’s Blog: “Sold Out to Satan”

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Isaiah 41:10 (NASB) “Do not fear for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

It’s every day. Every day I see or read about some occurrence that shows the complete breakdown of our society and of what proclaims to be our “Christian churches” of today. FOR EXAMPLE:

Last week the First Christian Church in Katy, Texas, sponsored a family “drag bingo” event. It was SOLD OUT! It was a benefit to raise money for its “Transparent Closet”. The clothing “boutique” was for “trans and exploring teens, youth, and adults, according to the church’s website.

The parking lot was full as the “family” drag bingo event started around 5 PM. Then the “adults-only” portion of the show was scheduled for 8:30. There is no doubt the “First Christian Church” of Katy has completely sold out to SATAN!

As a further sign of the spiritual decline of our nation, California Governor Newsom has launched a billboard campaign in seven states encouraging women to come to California for their abortions. At the bottom of one of the billboards is a verse from the Bible, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31) “Need an Abortion? California is ready to help.” (Satan has always used scripture to twist his lies around).

You tell me…where is the natural love of a woman for their own child? Just because society and the government said abortion was okay–didn’t make it OKAY! Surely it can’t be long until the coming of the Lord.

Roy’s Blog: “Russian Ultimatum”

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Psalms 28:7 (NASB) “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults and with my song, I shall thank Him.”

According to Russian T.V., after the referendum in the four eastern provinces of Ukraine, Putin will make another appeal to the people and announce an ultimatum to Ukraine on the voluntary withdrawal of troops from the (now) territory of Russia. If they refuse, Russia will declare war on Ukraine within 24 hours.

The gloves would come off and all of Russia’s options would be on the table including nuclear options. The Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that Moscow’s nuclear doctrine applies to new areas of Ukraine.

What makes it such a hotbed is the crisis in Europe, not just energy (especially with winter drawing near), but their economy, with an ever-rising inflation rate, and the upheaval in Europe’s unity. More than ever they are looking for a man…a savior, to pull everything together and produce a miraculous change. The worse the situation gets the more unrest there is and it won’t be long before the masses begin to rage in the streets.

Roy’s Blog: “Alarming Times”

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Psalms 91:14 (NIV) “‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him, I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.'”

Ukraine’s successes on the battlefield have not only pushed the Russian forces back but have also pushed Putin into a corner. He is holding a “sham” referendum in four “providences” in occupied Ukraine intended to pave the way for them to annex territory Putin views as part of Russia. Those that vote against the referendum will have their names documented and we know what that means…consequences.

The most alarming news is that in a rare televised address, Putin has issued a thinly-veiled nuclear threat. He has warned that Russia will use “all available means” to protect what he portrays as Russian territory, even calling up over 300,000 civilians into military service. Make no mistake Putin (the Russian Bear) feels cornered and that makes him very dangerous.

In an unconfirmed report, it has been said that Chinese President Xi Jinping, has been placed under “house arrest” by the military amid a military coup. These are alarming times.

Your only sure hope is Jesus Christ. Psalm 91:11 says, “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

Roy’s Blog: “Trumpets”

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Leviticus 23:24 “In the seventh month on the first day of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.”

This Sunday is the start of the “Festival of Trumpets–Rosh Hashanah” at sundown. Thousands of Jews read scripture, prayed, and blew the shofar at sundown on September 22, at the Western Wall in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah. The hope of many Jews was experienced in an amazing way.

The spring festivals of the Jews from Passover to Pentecost our Lord perfectly fulfilled in 30A.D. from His crucifixion, resurrection, and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. So also, will He fulfill all three fall festivals with His glorious appearing and millennial reign. We are living in between the “spring festivals” and the “fall festivals”.

The Rapture of the Church doesn’t need to be on a festival date. It is signless…it will come “like a thief in the night”. But we are supposed to watch for these other things…things like what is going on all around us today. Then we will know that the time of the Tribulation is near so the Rapture must be even closer and we need to be ready!

Roy’s Blog: “Drive Your Own Nails”

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2 Corinthians 3:14b “…For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament because the veil is taken away in Christ.”

It is heartbreaking to see that the Jews in Israel, the same ones to whom were delivered the “oracles of God” are so very blind today as to willingly trigger Old Testament prophecies related to the time of Jacob’s trouble and the Battle of Armageddon. It would be bad enough if someone else was doing it to them, but to volunteer to sign off on your own destruction is beyond belief. Don’t they believe their own prophets? That would be a “NO”.

Israel’s interim Prime Minister (until the election in November) is set to state during the General Assembly that, “Israel wants a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict.” That is driving nails into their own coffin by “dividing up the land”.

The interim Prime Minister is reviving the dangerous idea of establishing a Palestinian state in order to stimulate the vote of the Arab sector of Israel in the election. The question of establishing a separate Palestinian state has also been promoted by Joe Biden. This mindset from the Israeli Prime Minister and the President of the United States will only lead to one thing…WAR.

Roy’s Blog: “The Unthinkable”

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Revelation 6:8b (NASB) “…Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword and famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.”

According to the Bible, “God will protect Israel from all existential threats”. I know Israel will go through some terrible times but, by the grace of God, she will survive. On the other hand, America only has the promise that any nation that supports (blesses) Israel will receive blessings. So, why would we be making agreements with Iran (who wants Israel’s complete annihilation)? Why would we do that to Israel? Could it be because we’ve turned our backs on God? Maybe that is why we are not even mentioned in the Bible when it talks about “the last days”.

Those who ignore the Bible and the sins of America need to wake up. America, the world’s leading military and economic superpower is not mentioned at all in the Bible. The last days “players” are mentioned…Russia, Iran, Turkey…but not the foremost power in the history of the world. Something must happen to bring America down. Something terrible, a calamity from the outside or from within must cause America to no longer be a superpower. We’ll probably still exist, but not on the scale we once were. Ouch. It’s not what I want to hear, but it’s the only thing that makes sense.

No nation has threatened to use nuclear arms since 1945. It was unthinkable after the world (including America) saw what nuclear bombs would do. It stopped WWII, but the devastation was more than expected. Now, with Putin stating he is not beyond using tactical nuclear weapons to get what he wants, the unthinkable has become a thought in a madman’s head, and if one thinks it, others will follow.

In 2019, Senior Iranian Ayatollah Mohammed Mehdi Mirbagheri said that in order for the Shia Muslim Messiah to appear, “We must engage in widespread fighting with the West.” And this is who Biden wants to lift sanctions on? Make deals with? That should be unthinkable!

Roy’s Blog: “Closing Time”

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I Corinthians 15:53 (NASB) “For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

I’m not going into heaven with this same old body with its aches and pains. A body that as I get older lets me down when I need to get things done. I will have a new body…incorruptible, a forever body. And I feel that time is soon coming when “the dead in Christ will rise first, and we that remain will be caught up”!

We are living in exciting times. World events are converging at such a rate it is hard to keep up. For those who love the Lord, it is both thrilling and frightful to see the whole planet moving toward closing time. Starting with the rebirth of Israel as a nation we have seen the convergence of world events progressing toward a worldwide “reset”.

Even now, Turkey (a NATO member) is moving away from the Western Alliance to complete cooperation with Russia and Iran. And all the while, drums are beating the march to another world war. But one of the huge things happening today is Israel’s desire to be connected to Europe. They are looking to them for the “peace and security” that they hunger for. Especially since Israel doesn’t see America coming to their aid any longer. Surely we are nearing closing time.

Roy’s Blog: “The Signs Are There”

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Matthew 24:6 (NIV) “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”

Our world is sitting on a tinderbox. The definition of a tinderbox (for those who have never started a fire in a fireplace or wood stove) is a box containing tinder (kindling) or other things to easily get a fire going. All it would take is someone to strike the match on the global stage and our world would ignite.

Make no mistake, like the first two world wars, everyone saw the terrible possibilities, but almost no one really thought it would happen. They thought cooler heads would prevail. But they didn’t. Evil prevailed beyond anyone’s imagination with casualties of well over 110 million people. That doesn’t even count the pain and suffering brought to the masses.

Now it is happening again. This time it is different. We have the added threat of nuclear weapons. Few believe any country would be crazy enough to use them, but the possibilities are there and can’t be ignored. Does the head of Iran, or Russia act like cooler heads would prevail? I haven’t seen any evidence of it.

War threatens every part of the earth from Asia to the Middle East, and yes, to America. Today nine nations have nuclear weapons. We are sitting on a “tinderbox” with too many hotheads carrying around matches. The signs are all there. Will cooler heads prevail? Let’s pray they will.

Roy’s Blog: “Out Of The Shadows”

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Daniel 7:8 (NASB) “While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one [from obscurity], came up among them…this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.”

The things I see going on today all point to the fact that Europe is preparing for the antichrist. From a crisis with the ensuing chaos to a fertile ground for the “man of sin” to rise from obscurity. The difference between now and past generations is that Israel is back in the land again, a nation hungry for a “messiah” to come. For 2000 years they have denied that the real Messiah has already come. They have not accepted Jesus Christ as God’s Son. Even though all the prophecy was fulfilled to the letter!

So they are still looking for a “savior”, and they will find…antichrist! Why are they looking now?

  • The European Union citizens are starting to suffer under the Russian gas cut-off to Europe which will only get worse with winter coming on.
  • It is expected that because of the gas cut-off, thousands of the sick and elderly will die.
  • It is also expected to cause high inflation and other economic woes.

Energy is the golden bullet that will create an environment for a “man with a plan” to step out of the shadows and gain fast recognition that will elevate him to the “savior of Europe”. This man will “confirm” a seven-year contract that will be seven years of hell on earth.

Are you ready to go through those seven years? Not me! I will be gone and in my Savior’s arms before that time comes! Even so, come Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 6:2b “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

Roy’s Blog: “Planning”

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Daniel 9:27 (ESV) “And he [the antichrist] shall make a strong covenant [peace agreement] with many [Israel and surrounding nations] for one week [seven years] and for half of the week [the last three and a half years] he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations [against God] shall come one [the antichrist] who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator [antichrist].”

If you are going on a trip, you plan out your route and get your things ready to go. Same with baking a cake. You need to buy all the ingredients, warm the oven…in other words “plan”.

Israel has been in the “planning stages” for many years. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been planning for the Messiah to come for over three decades. The Institute has completed all the furnishings, with the exception of the Ark of the Covenant (of which they say they know the location}. They are currently training Levites to serve in the future temple.

Now the Temple Institute just announced a major development in its quest to find the “perfect red heifer” necessary for the cleansing of the next temple. With the arrival of five red heifers from America that are vying for perfection, there is much excitement. Truly we are living in amazing times. The government of Israel is also preparing for the completion of the Third Temple by upgrading its already impressive international airport. It is working on a railway infrastructure that will bring international travelers directly from the airport to the Temple Mount.

All of these things are relevant to Biblical prophecy. We can clearly see the “Day of the Lord” approaching!