As a compliment to last's week's message entitled "Stop Freakin' Out", John returns this week to warn us of the things to get ready to do. Starting off by taking a trip back to November of 1929, John shows us quotes by financial experts of the day who were painting a picture of an improving economic outlook in the spring of 1930. Clearly, they were wrong.
Those same headlines are repeating themselves today, because we have failed to learn from history to recognize the signs that judgments are coming. We must be prepared and we must stand firm. That is the battle cry for the remnant church as we move toward that final place in history where mankind comes face to face with a Holy God who will judge.
This message is to those who make up the true remnant church. It is time to be bold and take a stand.
The Western US is on fire. The Middle East is on alert. The Chinese and US stock markets are tumbling. Syrian refuges are starving. The Iranians are promising to monitor their own nukes while simultaneously producing YouTube videos of the Revolutionary Guard making preparation to destroy Israel.
And the pundits? They have no clue what is about to befall them and an unsuspecting world.
As Christians, we can sometimes be sucked in and overwhelmed by the convergence of events that is propelling us to the point where Christ returns. But as John reminds us in this week's Prophecy Update, we should "Stop Freakin' Out" and instead stay focused on the reminders from God's Word that assure us that He is still in control.
As is was in the Days of Noah - Meteorologists are predicting a devastating weather pattern that will impact the west coast in Godzilla proportions.
As it was in the Days of Lot - Uncouth men are using "Tinder" to hook up with as many as 150 women per year, dubbed "Tinderellas" to spread not only disease and unwanted pregnancies, but also broken hearts and lives.
As it is now - 60 years ago, buildings in New York were illuminated at Easter with the cross of Christ. Now, the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, is being portrayed in brilliant and colorful light. It's bad enough to ignore God, but to shake our fists at Him in defiance? Are we inviting disaster?
Finally, the pure evil known as ISIS (aka, the Junior Varsity Squad according to our President) has plans to create a global conflict by expanding their influence and terror into Northern Africa, and Europe, to as far away as Australia. They perceive the USA as weak and unable to strategically deter their advance. They may be right.
John brings us up to date on this and more, in a very sobering update entitled "More of the Same".
Has the administration set the stage for fulfillment of the end times scenario where Israel stands alone against the world? Did John Kerry really say that "Death to America" does not really mean that Iran wants to destroy us? Is Obama going to find his mythical climate change unicorn by mandating reduced carbon emissions from coal plants by executive fiat, inevitably driving up energy costs for everyday Americans? Has this master manipulator set us on a collision course with fate, by undermining every foundational tenant upon which our Christian faith rests?
Brian Houston, TD Jakes, Hillsong Church NYC, Carl Lentz and a host of others make the headlines in this week's Prophecy Update as John doubles down and puts the proverbial pedal to the metal in this week's update entitled "Stepping on the Gas".
Are American political leaders playing right into the hands of a regime bent on destroying Israel and America?
Have the Kurds been betrayed by President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan?
Is the administration turning a blind eye to the horror and deception that is Planned Parenthood?
Is the Third Temple on the verge of being built, setting the stage for the Antichrist to desecrate it and declare himself God?
Are you "Paying Attention" to the developments that are occurring on the world stage that will signal the soon return of the true Messiah?
John is on full throttle this week as he shares his update on the state of our world in this week's message entitled "Pay Attention."
Another week of things converging. Today, a look at economic issues, some issues related to same-sex marriage and polygamy, further analysis of the Iran Nuke Deal, update on the Middle East and a look at the Temple Institute's release, today, on Tish Be'av, of plans for a third temple.
This, without doubt, is one of the more intense Prophecy Updates John has shared. Parental Discretion is advised.
"Caroline Glick is missing Neville Chamberlain. The Yellowstone Caldera, when it blows, will wipe out 2/3 of the US. But a West Coast earthquake, predicted at a 9.2 (100 times stronger than Fukushima) may occur first, wreaking havoc on the US Economy.
Planned Parenthood medical directors are joking about “baby body parts menus.” The US President, obsessed with race, but blind to Islamic Terrorism, is now doing an end run around Congress to ram through an Iranian Nuke Deal that will compromise the entire region. Congress will not get the chance to vote on it before the United Nations considers it on Monday, July 20, 2015.
Could this agreement force Benjamin Netanyahu's hand? Will we wake up tomorrow morning to an onslaught of stories about the Israeli Strike on Iran?
This is a 5-alarm update that should terrify the unbeliever and excite those anticipating the soon return of Christ."
If your vertical alignment is slightly off-center, its time to get it right. We are approaching the point of the fulfillment of all things prophetic.
Strap in...this is going to be one intense ride.
From the drought in California, to an apostate Pope, to the stunning imbalance of support for Israel between the major political parties, John takes us on a whirlwind tour of the issues sweeping across the globe as many turn a blind eye to the real and present dangers facing them. The drought in California is nothing compared to the spiritual famine occurring in the world right now.
Apathy reigns supreme in men's hearts, while the Supreme Being readies His robe to return in judgment.
"Convergence - The Sequel" could be an alternative title for this week's prophecy update. From ISIS, who is currently operating about 75 miles from Jerusalem, to fallout and demographic info on the gay marriage controversy to Israel's recent discovery of natural gas deposits off the coast that could supply them with energy for hundreds of years, John brings us up to date on the current state of the world in this week's Prophecy Update.
Wow...what a week for those whose eyes are opened and whose hearts are seeking the One who is coming to make all wrong things right.
John continues the analysis of the same-sex ruling by the Supreme Court this past week, accentuating and expanding on the very clear message conveyed by Pastor Steve Mitchell in our earlier morning service. Pastor Steve's message from June 28, 2015 on gay marriage can be found here:
John will expound upon and examine the actual language of the decision and will also add some bold predictions on the coming persecution of those followers of Christ who hold to the traditional definition of marriage.
Put on your armor, fellow Christians. Your belief system is the target now. Will will not capitulate, confirm or condone that which God calls an abomination.
WARNING: NOT AN OBAMA-FREE SUNDAY
Those who have the discernment of the Holy Spirit understand that the race to the end is gaining speed and momentum. With recent polling indicating that support for homosexual marriage is now over 60%, the basic underpinnings of our societal structure are being cut out from under us, to the detriment of all people.
When things get to the point where "Caitlyn" Jenner is considered to be courageous for changing his physical body to cope with a mental problem, while true heroes like Lauren Hill (the young woman who lost her battle with cancer but lived her dream of playing college basketball) we have reached a tipping point in history from which there will be no recovery short of the direct intervention of our Creator.
When wrong is now called right, and then celebrated by the unwashed masses, we have reached the point where the ability to discern may be lost forever. The coming judgement of God is now likely the only thing that can bring a world full of people have collectively thumbed noses at Him, into full account for their iniquity.
Scripture tells us that in the end times, people will lose the ability to reason. They will think they are waxing eloquently and intelligently, however their thoughts and actions will lack wisdom.
This is becoming more and more clear everyday, as we spiral toward the end of all known things and come face to face with our Creator.
"Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28
John makes bold statements on the decisions coming down from the SCOTUS regarding marriage and other critical issues. Evil is clearly on the rampage...could the persecution of the American Christian Church be near?
Tune in, and get ready to do your homework on 2 Thess 2:6-8, which John will address in next week's message.
…6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;…
John typically pulls no punches and true to form, this week is no exception.
From gender-identity issues, to the Pope, to the Turkish President, this week's Prophecy Update is sure to stimulate interesting conversation and comments. Is the modern day church in America, the Church of Babylon mentioned in Scripture?. Be sure to tune in and listen to John's thoughts on the State of the World as we draw closer to the soon return of Christ.
God is raising Watchmen in the End Times. They are here to observe and warn, as America and the world continues to spiral toward an ultimate confrontation with our Creator God.
From elaborate ISIS recruitment videos, to man's worldly pursuit of eternity through trans-humanistic technology, to a Draw Muhammed cartoon contest, it seems that the ability to reason has been lost. When Elton John and Rick Warren team up, and when the open call by radical Imams for Pam Geller's death bring little condemnation by the mainstream media, one of FBC's "Watchmen" brings us up to date on the state of the world with today's Prophecy Update.
We live in unprecedented times in America when standing up and professing one's belief in the Christian faith is now license to be mocked, abused, assaulted and ridiculed.
Christians are being told by Presidential candidates that we must change our belief on such things as marriage and abortion.
Christians are considered "old fashioned", "backward" , "uneducated" and a major obstacle to a world utopia, devoid of any reliance on mythical characters from ancient books.
Christians are being targeted by activists and progressive government entities demanding a "group think" mentality when it comes to the matter of marriage, gender identity and all things sexual. The pressure to compromise on our sincerely held beliefs it reaching a tipping point.
Despite being a country who allegedly prides itself on free speech, it is on a road to classifying the tenets of Christianity "hate." Followers of the cross are under assault, with the tacit approval of the current administration.
As professing believers, none of this should surprise or alarm us. What is surprising, is the speed at which the war on Christianity is accelerating in a country founded upon a Judeo-Christian belief. When all morality is relative, who will become the rulemakers?
Hang on tight, as John shares insight and info on the state of the world, and the soon return of Christ to make all things right!
The walled city of Petra. Most will recognize this strategic city, located about 200 miles SSE of Jerusalem as the place featured in an Indiana Jones movie. The "Treasury", an amazing structure carved into the steep vertical walls of the city, is a frequent destination for tourists during any visit to the Middle East. However, there is substantial evidence from Scripture that indicates that Petra will be the place where the Jewish people will flee once the Antichrist desecrates the temple by declaring himself to be God. With their eyes now open to his deception, they will flee into the mountains as the persecution rages and many fall under the blade of the Antichrist. On the American home front, the persecution and harassment of those holding Christian beliefs continues to accelerate. High ranking officials, with skeletons in their own closets, are imploring those with long held religious beliefs to "change them" in order to fit into the permissive agenda being set on the world stage. Clearly, the time of our redemption is drawing near. The world is falling apart, and now, more than ever, we need to draw more near to our Savior.
Scripture tells us that in the End Times, men will not put up with sound doctrine. We are at that point in history.
Join John as he exposes the absolute lunacy of the movers and shakers leading America down the wrong path.
Saying one thing and doing another? Join John as he shares insight on the current US Administration and their double-speak involving Israel and the upcoming March 3rd, 2015 speech of Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States Congress. John gives us a clear "reality check" on what the administration says, and what it does, toward one of our only solid allies in the Middle East.
Thousands of years ago, another Israeli found himself in a similar situation. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing. It is now celebrated as Purim, which this year is celebrated beginning on the evening of March 4th through the morning of March 5th.
Tomorrow, the Prime Minister of Israel will address a threat of similar intensity from Iran, whose leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Whom will we, as a nation, serve in this conflict? Will we remain a strong ally of Israel and stand at her side in the face of increasing adversity, or will this administration thumb its nose at Israel and God and incur the curse promised by God in Genesis 12:3?
Buckle your seat belts...this coming week will be one that could impact our world for eternity.
Never before in modern history has the Christian faith been under assault worldwide as it has in the past few months. And the increasing pressure on American Christians to abandon to their long-held beliefs that marriage is only between a man and a woman is taking its toll on those who believe what Scripture says, not what the progressive movement believes it should say.
Despite the federal protection offered by the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prevents government from infringing on the rights of Americans to freely observe and express their religious beliefs, the mainstream press is executing a full-court press on Christians who hold Scripture to be the inspired Word of God.
As it was in the Days of Lot, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Join John has he addresses this issue, among many others, in this week's Prophecy Update.
Is there an invisible hand working in the Middle East? Seems that Operation Mass Confusion is occurring there, with a schizophrenic foreign policy from the US and countries scrambling for control of the region. The lack of American leadership under this administration has turned the Middle East into a hotbed of conflict, one which will not soon be extinguished, barring significant concessions. But who will have to give in?
The US is demanding Israel retreat to the pre 1967 borders to institute a 2-state solution, but yet does not condemn the Palestinian Government for it's coddling of Hamas and Hezbollah, both who call for the destruction of the Jewish state. In addition, our great country has taken HAMAS and IRAN off of the terror watch list.
Can you blame Israel for being a bit nervous about the US negotiating a nuke deal after our President so efficiently negotiated for the release of Bowe Bergdahl? Join John as he, despite him not "knowing where to begin", untangles the ever-changing situation in the Middle East and our country's role in destabilizing the region.
With the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party who took 30 seats in the Knesset, the White House and the progressive left are up in arms over Israel and the so-called "Peace Process". Liberal pundits are out in full force trying to minimize the impact of the decision of the Israeli people.
There is a disconnect in our foreign policy. Just Friday, John Kerry praised the progress of the #NukeDeal, and on the very next day, the Iranian Leader led chants of "Death to America" in a public speech to his nation. Have we totally lost our collective minds, or are there hidden agendas involved?
Bibi's reaffirmation vote has set up a showdown between the Obama Administration, the United Nations, and Israel. But we do not fear, for we know that God is in full control, and He will be directly involved in the process.
To watch the Prophecy Conference that John participated in last weekend with Eric Barger and Bill Salus at Ebeneezer Baptist Church, go to www.ebc1837.com.
Gay marriage, a nuclear Iran, and well-known "pastors" seemingly compromising long standing tenants of the faith. Are we in the last days as prophecy seems to foretell? Is our US Administration turning a blind eye to the true threat posed by Iran and its pursuit of uranium enrichment? Why were certain elements of Congress afraid of what Prime Minister Netanyahu would say to them during his March 3, 2015 speech to Congress? And what in the world is Andy Stanley saying? So much to cover, so little time.
Join John as he addresses these items and many more in this week's Prophecy Update!