Roy’s Blog: “Know This”

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2 Peter 3:3-4a (NASB) “Know this first of all that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?”

Global plagues and pestilence, rumors of war, earthquakes in diverse places, men crying “peace and safety”, lawlessness, Iran’s alliance with Russia and Turkey, apostacy (falling away) in the churches, and many more things are happening…today.

These are all biblical signs of the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And they are getting more and more frequent. The world is ripe for the antichrist’s picking as no other time in history.

The accuracy of Bible prophecy in our time is nothing short of miraculous. It is astounding the number of prophecies that have been fulfilled in recent years. Yet, the multitudes in our world don’t want to hear about it. If you start preaching prophecy even many “church members” will go elsewhere. Because their hopes and dreams are in this world. They spend their time and effort thinking about homes they will own, cars/boats they will have, and other earthly treasures. Their thoughts are not on God, not on preparing their lives for the eternal…just the here and now.

Most today don’t (and don’t want to) think about the Rapture, because they like it here! If you are a Christian, you are supposed to be in the world (for a time) but not of the world. Our eternal home is being prepared by Jesus Christ for us to be with Him where He is…forever.

The Bible repeatedly says to watch for the Lord’s coming, but it’s hard to do that if you are always looking in the wrong direction. When Peter said, “Scoffers will come in the last days,” who would have thought he was talking about “Evangelicals”? Ones who should know better! But he was. Those who call themselves Christians need to look in the direction of where our redemption will come, not in the world.

Roy’s Blog: “Excruciating But Thrilling”

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Philippians 4:7 (NASB) “And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

The very high price of eggs ($8-$9 a dozen), in California, New York, and some other states, the Mall of America security guard threatening the wearer of a “Jesus Saves” T-shirt, attacks on our power grid, the worldwide obsession with pornography, nuclear threats coming out of Russia and Iran, the universal weakening of democratic institutions, the global reshuffling of leaders, threats of “civil war” in Israel, corruption in the highest levels of government across the world, unimaginable levels of deception, and global economic chaos. It’s a long list, but it’s not a complete list of all the things going on in our world.

What do these and hundreds of other instances like them have in common? They are signs of the soon coming of Jesus. Planet earth is in the “throes” of the birth of a “New World Order”. And yes, as difficult and painful as it is to watch the world sink into depravity, it is also a thrilling time to be alive. We are seeing the Bible prophecies we’ve only read about for years come to pass right in our lifetime. We are entering the days that will usher in the “Coming of the Lord.” For the Christian–that is thrilling!

We are increasingly surrounded by arrogance and rage against God. But “in Christ” we can be filled with a peace and hope beyond what the “world” can understand. These times can be excruciatingly painful, heartbreaking, even scary. But it can be a thrilling time if you are “In Christ.” Know that your redemption is near! He is coming soon. Hallelujah!

Roy’s Blog: “National Sovereignty”

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Daniel 2:40 (NASB) “There will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces.”

It’s hard for many to believe but every nation on earth could lose their national sovereignty at the WHO (World Health Organization) World Assembly on May 21-30, 2023, from two documents that are to be voted on.

*The proposed International Pandemic Treaty. (Already working on their next pandemic?)

*Recommendations from the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Either of these two proposals would transform the WHO from an “advisory organization” to a “global governing body” whose policies would be legally binding in every nation. Both proposals are designed to circumvent national, state, and local government authority when it comes to the treatment for pandemic situations and any “vaccines.”

The WHO would be able to issue orders right down to your primary care physician on how you should be treated (if at all) during a pandemic. You would have no say in whether to take the vaccine or any other manner of treatment. This World Assembly is happening THIS May, and they are preparing for passage of the proposals.

*Assuming the World Health Assembly adopts the regulations and/or treaty in May, Biden or his representative can sign the document(s) and it would immediately go into effect on a provisional basis.

During a pandemic (whatever they consider to be a pandemic) the policies of the WHO would be legally binding on member nations. Essentially making the WHO a global governing body.

The antichrist world government is on the horizon and coming our way.

Roy’s Blog: “Collision Course”

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Revelation 22:12,14a (NASB) “Behold I am coming quickly, and My reward is with me, to render to every man according to what he has done. (v14a) Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life…”

Make no mistake–we are on a “Collision Course” with a “Worldwide Reset.” It’s the “Tower of Babel” all over again, only this time there is no tangible structure stretching toward heaven to see. Instead, we have the WEF (World Economic Forum) led by Klaus Schwab. The intent of the forum is to oppose Almighty God and unite the world under a satanic regime being called “The New World Order.”

During the week of January 16-20, 2023, the WEF held their annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, with an expected 2700 attendees consisting of 50 heads of state, 380 top government officials, many corporate CEOs, and many other powerful dignitaries. The WEF’s agenda…solve the world’s problems (that they engineered).

Their TRUE agenda is a satanic “Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution” enslaving the world under their leadership. You will work where they say if at all, and you will live where they say. You will buy, sell, eat, wear, communicate with only according to their “Green Agenda Rules.”

We are on a “Collision Course” with God Almighty. Which means Jesus’ coming is very near. Thank you, Lord…take us out of here soon!

Roy’s Blog: “”The Decision You Make Now”

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John 10:10 (ESV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

At the WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, Switzerland, United States envoy, John Kerry, told a group of attendees last Tuesday that they were so honored to be part of a select group of human beings brought together be an extra-terrestrial force to “save the planet”. (An elite group who have actually nominated themselves and are raking in millions of dollars into their own pockets.)

Kerry then launched into a ranting diatribe warning attendees that time is running out to avoid climate changes’ worst consequences. Stating at one point, “When you stop and think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary that we, this select group of human beings, because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives, are able to sit here in a room and come together and actually talk about “saving the planet”. Remember, just because they are zealous, doesn’t mean they are right. Saul (Paul) was also zealous in his search and destroying of Christians (people of The Way) until he learned the truth from Jesus.

Even if you aren’t buying what these individuals and organizations are selling, millions of people are-hook, line, and sinker. And in return devoting millions, if not billions, of dollars into their coffers for them to take back in their expensive fuel guzzling jets. If you can’t practice your own message, your message is faulty.

Things have really shifted during my lifetime and are growing faster every day due to the Satanic deception sweeping our world.

John Kerry was right when he said, “Something touched us at some point in our lives.” Satan’s deception that man can affect climate change is one of those things. Thousands of years ago the Bible warned us of evil deception in the “last days”. It’s here! And we are truly in the last days. Realize that you are in the last hundred yards of a long race.

The decision you make NOW will affect how you finish!

Roy’s Blog: “Are You Listening?”

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II Thessalonians 2:7 (NASB) “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.”

Today we are listening for that great trumpet sound when the Lord will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the trump of God. The dead in Christ will rise first. Then those who are alive and remain will be “caught up” to meet Him in the air. What a glorious day for those who love and follow the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

What a shock it will be for the living to see graves flying open throughout every cemetery! The “Rapture” will cause chaos throughout the earth. Imagine when millions are taken away from jobs, moving vehicles, stores, and homes. Loans will default, taxes will go unpaid, carnage will be everywhere from crashing planes to looting, killing, and yes, probably, many will commit suicide in their anguish.

From all that chaos the “Rider on the White Horse” (Revelation 6:2) the “antichrist” will appear on the scene (after the Rapture) and will deceive the world and appear to be a peacemaker and a miracle worker. Yet he will be a conquering evil dictator that brings judgment, death, and destruction. For seven long years the world will be under the oppression of the antichrist and the judgement of God.

Are you really listening for that trumpet and for your name to be called?

Roy’s Blog: “Cobwebs”

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I John 3:8 (NASB) “The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”

A few years ago, a spider (or spiders) wove a cobweb across the entryway to the back of our house (the way we always go in and out). I couldn’t believe how hard it was to see it, but when you walked through it you definitely felt it. I got a day’s worth of exercise in just a minute or two trying to get it off my face. Every day I would use a broom to tear down the web, but by the next morning or sooner, it would be right back in the same place. I used the broom and swept a larger area, but it didn’t change a thing. He was a tough little critter.

I knew something different had to be done. I had to go to the source. Finally, I sprayed the whole area with pesticide, wetting down very well. I either killed the culprit or he decided to move to another state (or area). Fine with me though. The problem was finally solved.

Many people approach sin in the same way that I first dealt with the cobweb. Knock it down for a little while, but it comes back. The only real solution is to allow Jesus Christ to kill the power of sin in your life. Jesus came and died to take away the devil’s power over sin in your life. Let Him! Follow Him today and every day of your life. You will have victory!

Roy’s Blog: “Nuclear Option”

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Revelation 6:5-6 (NASB) “When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

In 1974, Washington and Riyad, Saudi Arabia, struck a deal by which Saudi Arabia could buy United States treasury bills before they were auctioned. In return, Saudi Arabia would sell its oil in U.S. dollars. This not only enlarged the currency’s liquidity (strength and value) but they used those dollars to buy U.S. debt and products. (This is part of the 32 trillion dollars of debt the United States has built up and is still adding to.

Saudi Arabia has discussed selling oil in currencies other than the dollar, floating the proposal within OPEC if the U.S. passes anti-OPEC legislation. The Biden administration has driven even more of a wedge between OPEC and the U.S. during the rise of nuclear development deals with Iran.

If Saudi Arabia (and OPEC) continue with this deal it will chip away at the United States’ influence over global trade and the international financial system. It is a “nuclear option” that will lessen the influence the dollar has on markets, and effectively crash the American economy (taking us out of the prophetic picture).

Today, it was announced that, yes, Saudi Arabia is “open” to trade in “Energy Fields” in a currency other than the dollar…and here we go…

Roy’s Blog: “Mercy”

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Psalms 123:3 (KJV) “Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy upon us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.”

When we drive down the road early in the morning and see those red and blue lights flashing from behind us, we look down and realize we are definitely speeding and just know those lights are for us. I don’t know about you, but the first thing that enters my mind is “please have mercy on me”!

Isn’t that what we all want? Mercy. We know we are guilty. We deserve our fate. No amount of excuses changes that. And even if we haven’t been exactly merciful to others, we still want mercy for ourselves. As Jesus walked this earth, many people along the way cried out to Him for mercy. Each one had individual needs. For some it was the need for physical healing. For others it was from possession by demons who were tormenting them.

Jesus’ love and mercy were endless, even as far as to the cross to die for us. He is our example of love and mercy to others. We all need His mercy, for without it we are lost sinners. But too many times PRIDE stands in the way. SELF gets in the way. (I can do it myself. I’m fine. I don’t need anybody. (The devil is whispering in your ear). These things will stand between you and Christ, and the devil is fine with that, but are you? Allow the mercy of God to fill your life with hope and an everlasting promise.

Matthew 5:7 (KJV) “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

Roy’s Blog: “The Pool of Siloam”

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II Kings 20:20 “Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he made the pool [of Siloam] and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?”

Amazingly, about 700 years before Christ, Hezekiah built a 2000-foot-long tunnel through solid rock to secretly carry water from the Gihon spring in Jerusalem to the Pool in Siloam. The Pool of Siloam was 53 feet long, 18 feet wide, and 19 feet deep. Hezekiah built the tunnel and pool to ensure that Jerusalem had water if the Assyrians surrounded the city. The pool was safe inside the city.

The pool was located on a stone path (called the Pilgrimage Road) that led to the Southern Gate of the Temple (about 210 feet). According to Josephus (an historian of the times), about one million Jews would visit three times a year (spring, summer, and fall), to celebrate Jewish Feast Days (Leviticus 23). Many Jews would stop at the Pool of Siloam to take a required ritual bath before they went into the Temple. After the Romans destroyed it, the Jews were scattered, and it was not discovered until approximately 150 years ago.

Now after almost 2000 years and a fourteen-year court battle over ownership of the site, on December 27, 2022, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced that work will begin in January 2023 to restore the Pool of Siloam and should be completed in about a year.

Could it be that those who visit a rebuilt Temple will need a place to take the ritual bath very soon? This is even more indication of how close we are to the Tribulation Period.