Dec 31, 2015

Turmeric Chicken Wings


I love chicken wings but they don't love me!  Nightshade allergies make Buffalo Wings strictly off limits, so I got creative today and made a nightshade friendly version.  Turmeric is fantastic for you but it's a spice that isn't often used in western cooking.  Some tout it as one of the healthiest food on the planet!  I have not used it much with the exception being bread and butter pickles and chicken broth.  These wings were delicious, so I thought I'd share.

Turmeric
Turmeric Wings

1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
12 wings with tips removed

Combine all of the above in a zip lock bag and shake until wings are thoroughly coated.  Set aside.  In a heavy frying pan fill with corn oil about 1/2 inch up the side of the pan, heat until oil begins to smoke slightly.  Fry wings 7 minutes on each side.

Tumeric Wing Dip

1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayo
A pinch of all the spices above except the baking soda

Delicious!  You won't miss the hot peppers, I promise!

Dec 30, 2015

Do Not Accept a Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia!


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are western medical Greek terms for "We don't have any clue what is wrong with you."  They are a catch all bogus diagnosis for baffling and shifting symptoms that defy western medicine tests, charts and treatments.  Are they real?  Of course they are, but it simply means you or your loved one have underlying health issues that have to be addressed.  Instead of looking for those, Western medical professionals do what they've been taught, they write prescriptions for the symptoms.  The patients don't get better but the pharmaceutical companies get new customers.  
Pain
For the record, while I am a proponent of natural healing, western medicine has its place.  It is filled with wonderful compassionate practitioners.  They selflessly give of their time, talent and their hearts to help patients.  Many feel helpless in the face of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, it is not so much that they do not want to help as it is they do not know how.  Thank God for the wonderful work they do, I would not be alive today without skilled surgeons and caring nurses.  My point in this article is not to knock anybody but to share a personal journey.

Like many, I went from doctor to doctor trying to feel better, no one helped.  It was like going through life feeling like I was about to come down with something.  I had a mantra that ran through my head, "I'm just so tired." I've been tested for mononucleosis a dozen times.  I would work out and become crippled with muscle fatigue and stiffness.  I'd sleep and never be rested.  I'd diet and not lose weight.  In my mid 40's, I was an old woman.

Finally, one of my friends shared her miracle story of Applied Kinesiology/Natural Medicine/Chiropractic care.  I was skeptical but remembered how sick she'd been, the mountains of paperwork and bills, the tests, the hospital stays, the emergency room visits... so I made an appointment.  It was the best thing I ever did.

Instead of treating the symptoms, the natural approach addresses the root cause of the problem.  To demonstrate, let's use a bad knee as the example.  Your knee hurts, you go to an orthopedic doctor and they determine you need surgery.  You have the painful and expensive surgery, take all sorts of synthetic drugs, go through a painful recovery, and three years later you need another surgery.  In the natural approach, the doctor looks at your gait, your hips, and your muscles.  He determines that you are over rotating your foot when you walk and has you correct that mechanical aspect.  He then figures out you have a food allergy to hot peppers (which you eat with every meal), which is causing inflammation in your joints and amends your diet.  Finally, he adjusts your spine and massages your back muscle group that is throwing your gait off.  Three years later you say, "I can't remember which knee hurt."

Each body is different and each one is constantly changing; sometimes we need a supplement for a time and other times we don't need that supplement.  What a natural doctor will do for you if help you achieve wellness without wasting your money on things you do not need.  Before finding my doctor, wellness was a crap shoot.  I spent a ton of money on remedies that I did not need!  So the best advice I can give is find a good doctor and take care of yourself.  If you want a list of supplements and their uses, here is a brief list: (I'm including links to the products so you can see what they do and what they are made of.)

Dec 13, 2015

Days of Judgement - Did He Really Just Say That?


Abigail and Dolley readers do you ever listen to global and national leaders speak and wonder what reality they are living in?  We watch the news and furl our brow in disbelief, like a Superman Comic, we've fallen into "Bizarro World".  Nothing is as it seems and truth is a rare commodity.

Here are some examples: Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a group of Muslims in Washington last night that her 'greatest fear' since the Paris terror attack is retaliatory violence against members of the religion. Lynch said as a prosecutor, she worries that the anti-Muslim rhetoric 'will be accompanied by acts of violence,' and said, 'We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.' (source)

Boldfaced Lies
Barack Obama has declared 22 times that "Climate Change is a the biggest threat we face." (source)

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan declared, "Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islamic terror are Muslims, the vast vast vast majority of whom are peaceful, who believe in pluralism and freedom, democracy and individual rights.” (source)  Ryan obviously has fallen under major delusions about Islam and its ultimate goals.

These are statements from the last seven days... these people have all fallen under a judgement clearly defined in Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

The judgement upon them is pronounced:   2 Thessalonians 9-12 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Brainwashed and Confused
We live in a wicked time where darkness has descended upon the earth, an evil whose time was foretold since ancient times.  This is no surprise to those waiting and watching but must be quite confusing to those without a biblical understanding and worldview.  It is time for choosing, the hour grows late, soon you will not even know you are being lied to.

Nov 26, 2015

Vision of The Bride


Abigail and Dolley readers a while back, I was in church worshiping the Lord and He gave me a vision of the Bride of Christ.  It's a hard one to describe but I will do my best.


The massive figure stood thousands of feet tall and was comprised of individual people.  We moved and danced before the Lord like a flock of starlings, each person perfectly in tune with the body.  She glimmered and shown glory from heaven as she danced before the Lord.  It was stunning.  I'd seen the pictures of Christ made up of ordinary people and when you zoom out you can see His face, the body was very much like that.  We flew side by side, moving with the body, my dark hair a perfect shadow on the figure.  Her hair swayed long and dark, people of every race and color made up the body.

As I looked to my side, a few people disappeared, then others and the Lord said to me, the Bride is not yet complete, there are others that must come.


Enjoy the Starlings Dancing, it is the closest thing I've ever seen that even resembles the vision.  Maranantha.

Nov 14, 2015

French Kissing the Devil


(Update:  the below blog was written Saturday 11/14 as the news from Paris rolled in.   I was very troubled in my spirit and sat down to compose a blog.  As I was writing, the Lord gave me a vision of a person walking up to the Devil, embracing and tongue kissing him.   When they pulled away, blood dripped from their lips and was smeared across their face.  The person stood with their arm around the shoulders of Satan and threw me a look of hatred.  It was disturbing and I was hesitant to write this or the blog.  It seemed insensitive and cruel but I was obedient.  It is now revealed that the concert the French victims were watching in the theater was a satanic metal band.  The song they were singing as the terrorist entered the concert hall was "Kiss the Devil".)

My Dad always asserted that at the end of the age the dividing line between good and evil would be so stark that there would be no gray.  I believe the day is upon us, the great delusion has begun.  People believe in their own righteousness, they reject God and his truth.

The humanist point of reference declares that man is the arbiter of right and wrong, that each person goes along the path they feel best suits them.  When you remove the immovable laws of God and right and wrong the morality of the world breaks down.  This is what we are witnessing.

If you are not firmly entrenched in the Word of God, you will be deceived.  We are seeing it everywhere as great madness descends upon the world.  Well meaning atheists are recoiling at the slaughter and terror in Paris but what they fail to realize is that they have by default aligned themselves with the same team.  By rejecting the free gift of Salvation, they choose their side.

In human standards, they may believe themselves to be good and righteous but by the standard of holiness required for salvation, we all have sinned and fall short of the perfection demanded by a holy God.  Thus, they are blinded.

Kissing the Devil Unaware
They walk up to the devil disguised as an angel of light and reason, put their arm around his shoulder, and tongue kiss him.  They pull away from the bloody kiss and see the world through their blind eyes.  The original promise of having the knowledge of good and evil was a lie for they can not see the difference and will call what is good evil and what is evil good.  For the devil is a liar, he was a liar from the beginning, and when he speaks he speaks his native language of lies.  The world has embraced the liar and he will destroy them.

Nov 10, 2015

Days of Judgement - The Idol of Education

Recently, the Lord has been showing me the various ways that His Judgement is upon this nation and the world.

Exodus 20:4-5 "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,"

We have made education an idol.  By proclaiming education is the answer to all social ills:  poverty, racism, crime, sexism, bigotry, we worship at the alter of education.  I start with education because I believe it was the Supreme Courts Ruling against prayer in schools that begun the Judgement we are seeing today.  The 1962 ruling is a watershed moment; for more on how this effected education, look at these shocking statistics.  What I find interesting is that we seemed to have stopped measuring the effects.  A quick Google search turns up several sites but most of them stop with figures from the early 1990's.  Perhaps it's too depressing to contemplate, even for statisticians.


"Visiting iniquity upon the  children to the third and fourth generations to those who hate Me."  Approximately 4 generations of children have gone through public schools K-12 since the ruling.  Dr. Wendy Bradshaw's resignation letter to the Polk Country School Board has reverberated with parents, students, and teachers across the country, the picture it paints is stark and startling.  There is a hopelessness and frustration in the letter that captures what so many Americans feel today on an entire host of issues.

Universities have become corrupt cesspools of liberal fascism and ignorance.  College students will sign petitions to ban water, kill babies up to five year old, and repeal the bill of rights.  Tuition bankrupts students intellectually and monetarily while giving them little of what it takes to become a functioning and contributing member of society.  Students are concerned with idiotic issues like gender specific pronouns being acts of micro-aggression.  Professors have to give "Trigger Warnings" to the pampered students because these fragile souls might get their feelings hurt!  This new generation of kids... well, even this liberal professor is afraid of them.

From Common Core, to the skyrocketing cost of tuition and student debt, to zero tolerance policies that expose ridiculous loss of common sense.  In the end, the thing that we have loved so much has become ridiculous.  Sadly, even the church is not immune to this false worship.  The Lord's Judgement of the education system is clear to those with the eyes to see. 

Nov 4, 2015

Dreams of the Coming Judgement


Abigail and Dolley readers lately I've felt the Lord calling me to begin a new series on how He is judging this nation.  This morning I had a dream that I'd like to share with you as the first part of this new series.

The dream started at work, in a filthy run down office and warehouse.  I was new and it was my job to clean it up.  I wandered around and met with former co-workers, none of whom I was excited to work with again.  It was dark and disorganized and a spirit of defeat haunted the place.  (I believe this represents the culture of corporate America today.  What was once a place of hustle, bustle, and good work is now populated by people you don't want to work with in a run down inefficient environment.)


I started piling up trash in the hallway and a couple of great coworkers appeared like magic and began helping.  I was so excited to see them and had a little hope!  I wondered how we were going to get all the trash we were piling up out of the building.  My coworker said, "Oh, I've already called.  See here he is."  A young man drove up with a truck and began loading the trash to haul away.  This was a bright spot, coworkers pitching in, and there was a young strong guy doing the heavy lifting.  (Personally, I've just started a new job and this chapter represents the hope and the optimism I am feeling.)

I ask the young man to follow me, there was junk in the bathroom.  As we walked in together, there was trash everywhere.  As we worked, we were startled by a strange man's hand emerging from a pulled shower curtain, the nails were painted pink.  The young man with me said, "What are you doing here?  Go away, I've told you I don't want to be gay."  The man arose naked from the bathwater and displayed enormous genitalia; I stared in fascinated horror before turning away in disgust and rushing out the door.  (Obviously, this is a reference to the seduction of our bright, strong young men.)

I emerged with the toilet overflowing filth behind me into a gathering in my childhood kitchen.  Sitting around a table were beautiful women in their late 60's.  They were fashionable, well put together, trim and tan; Southern Ladies.  As I looked at them, I thought, we used to look like this.  Americans used to not be sloppy and fat.  I asked what they were doing and they told me they were trying out a new cream to eliminate flab and belly fat, I saw that they were already trim and wondered why they were so focused on their looks.  Their husbands were in attendance and were devoted and loving, I was upset with them for wasting money on a beauty treatments they did not need when there were needy people who could have been helped. (I think this represents the advantages the Baby Boomers had but squandered.)


Then out the window, I saw a monster sized wolf.  He climbed on the roof above where we stood and began diving at the roof like a fox after a mouse in the snow.  I knew it was safe in the house because my Father had built the roof.  (My childhood home represents an America that was safe, secure, and well built.  The enemy might try to get in but we were protected.)

But then I remembered my cats,  I knew if the wolf saw them they would be killed.   I ran outside and found my husband.  I yelled to him to find the cats.  (I've been quite worried about the fate of my pets should the Rapture happen and them be left behind.)    The monster saw us and came down from the roof, my husband led him away to the back yard and I ran in the opposite direction.  The front doors to the house were locked at I had to try to get to safety in the backyard.  (This represents leaving the safety of the protected house and then not being able to get back in.  A Nation that leaves God behind can not expect to be able to run back in when danger is lurking.)

As I rounded the corner of the house, the wolf saw me, changed directions and turned to attack.  I screamed and ran as fast as I could but there was no escape.  Just as I was about to be devoured I stopped, turned, and stood my ground.  I rebuked it in the name of Jesus and the monster howled in pain.  Emboldened, I drove him from my yard.  Each time I rebuked him, it shrunk in size and fled in defeat.  (This represents the real threat of the enemy and it was only when we are about to lose our lives do we take the authority that has always been ours to wield.)

Exhausted from the battle, I realized I needed to call Animal Control.  The government needed to come and get this wolf out of my neighborhood.  I dialed 311 and a city worker picked up the phone, but he would not stop talking to his co-worker and listen to me.  They were visiting and discussing the jobs they wish they had or were going to get.  I kept yelling in the phone, "Hello?  Hey, we need help out here."  There was no help coming from the government.


As I'd tried to get the attention of the government, I'd begun strolling toward the back of my childhood neighborhood.  You don't often visit the back of a neighborhood if you live near the front.  To my horror, it was destroyed.  At first I thought it was rebuilding but then I recognized that the construction had been abandoned for years.  (This represents the destruction of our homes, our way of life, our families.)


Finally, the back of the neighborhood turned into a huge junkyard where cars were piled six stories high and the dump went on as far as the eye could see.  There were shiny new corporate buildings overlooking the junked cars.  Everyone was walking and I warned my fellow pedestrians about the wolf nearby.  One lady said those wolves are everywhere now, that she'd seen six of them cross the road just up the way.  A man on a bicycle rode by and gave me an insufferable superior look.  I scoffed, "What are you looking at?"  He laughed and rode off, it was then that I realized that he at least had a bike.  Nobody else did because all the cars had been destroyed while the men in the new shiny buildings looked on.

Nov 1, 2015

Were You Born Insane?


Abigail and Dolley readers - I'm pleased to share with you a blog from my husband, the Krusher.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Truth 101: At our natural birth we are born into sin. I found 19 scriptures to back up this premise. Perhaps, Romans 5:12 describes this inescapable state of sin best. In my view, as a result of this state of sin, we are also born into a FORM of INSANITY. Yes, I know, this premise may sound out there, but please continue reading.

Crazy Baby
God's word clearly states that when we are truly born again, we are renewed...Renewed from what? Romans 12:2 says: "Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God TRANSFORM you into a NEW person by changing the way you THINK. Then you will LEARN to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Transform - New - Think - Learn. This scripture and others (Ex: 1 Peter 1:23 and Titus 3:5) describe this renewal, and make it clear that we must be changed, transformed, renewed from what we WERE (originally). In the simplest of terms, there are two kinds of people on planet earth, those who have been transformed by God and continue to seek Him who changed them (the few), and those who are still broken (the many).

If we are born sinners, then we are NOT whole, perfected or complete. We are missing many things, and as per God's word, we need renewing change by His spirit. How could we possibly understand absolute truth or see the world as it REALLY is, if we are born without God's spirit, which is born DAMAGED goods. Thus, our fallen world and most people of it (not saved) are perplexed, delusional, and at best focused primarily on optics (how things appear). These are forms of insanity.

This insane delusion is even more disturbing in that through ubiquitous technology (the internet) we have the ability to search for truth, history, checked facts, stats etc. via thousands of sources of verified information. Truth is more available than ever! Yet, we ignore it, or we are too lazy to search for it. Perhaps a reality TV show which is not even real (more madness and perplexity), sports (a false god in itself) or some other temporal (worldly) activity awaits our time, attention and hard earned money.

Crazy Loon
Before we are transformed by God's renewing (supernatural) power, we do NOT know that we are insane. We conform to our flesh, our warped mind, the world, and the culture (the majority) as described in Romans 12. Yet, for the most part, we think that we are normal, sane and whole, and this is reinforced (incorrectly) by the majority and most of the culture.

This world is insane: ill, delusional, perplexed and focuses on merely optics. People in and of this world do not recognize their own (true) state of being. This form of "insanity" is evident in the fallen and broken world around us, and seeps into every part of our culture including: education, entertainment, government, politics, science, commerce and yes much of the CHURCH.

Currently, the world is so crazy that some astute and inquisitive people who are NOT saved are beginning understands that something is very wrong, and that things are as they have never been in the history of planet earth.

Oct 24, 2015

We Are Still Here...


For the first time in two years, I don't have a count down clock.  There is not a bright red date on my calendar that I am anticipating. Everything we were watching for in September happened, except the thing we were really watching for... Daily, I lament to my husband, "I can't believe we are still here!"  I'm not alone.

Looking Up in Bewilderment
I know of no one who was led by the Holy Spirit that there was a certainty.  In the months leading up to September, I'd call out to the Lord for confirmation and I never got it.  The best I got was, "Discern the times".  He is just bigger than we are and His ways are higher than ours.  So we move forward.  Surgeries are being scheduled.  Resumes are being written.  Houses are going on the market.  Fitness regimes are being resumed.  All of life's disruptive events that folks hoped they would not have to endure are back on.  Along with a profound sense of disappointment that we are indeed still here.

Day 29 of the Birth Pangs series, the Lord gave me a line that has echoed in my heart for weeks, "The Watchers on the Wall are tired; hoarse from beseeching a world that no longer hears, fighting an enemy whose time has come, and tamping down a desire so fierce just to be done. All the while going about 8-5 life like tomorrow is going to matter and being afraid that it actually does."

Finally, we rest in the absolute conviction that we were not wrong.  Any fool can read the headlines and know that even though we are still here, He isn't far off.  As Jack Kelley was fond of saying, "You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah."  Maranantha, Friends.

Oct 13, 2015

Living an Authentic Life on Social Media

I've read a couple of good articles in recent months regarding the "Perfect Life" people post on social media.  Our Double Lives and I'm Not a Liar but Facebook Sure is are excellent examples of how social media portrays perfection when the reality is far from it. Both articles above do an excellent job of discussing the realities, social ramifications, and personal price tag that goes along with this false life and I'll not seek to rehash them.  The question becomes, how do you live an authentic life and what, if anything, do you share on social media?

In days gone by, the perfect life lived before the cameras was reserved for Hollywood stars; their reality like ours, was a striking dichotomy between what the public saw and what the private life truly was.  (Just watch any random episode of "Behind the Music".)  Today, everyone has access to that platform and the expected corollary has manifested.
What We Present to the World
Choreographed wedding dances, Jumbo-tron engagements, and Disney style family commercials disguised as vacation videos are nauseating because they are staged.  Events, videos, and pictures that the sole purpose of their creation is to upload to the internet reek of desperation and narcissism.  We've become actors in our own lives; stop it.

On the converse, social media is not your diary, nor is it a place to seek mental health advise.  If most of your posts are about your next drink, you might need to seek help.  So if you would not call me with your problem, perhaps it's best to keep some things private.

What Our Lives Really Look Like
In the end, it takes wisdom and discernment.  Be brutal, look through your posts, are they interesting?  Are they well rounded?  Are they varied?  Are they honest?  Do they convey interesting points?  How many photos have you posted and how many of those are selfies?  Do you joke about yourself, do you reveal your flaws?  Are you real?

Our question remains, how do you live an authentic life on social media?  It's difficult because a well lived life does not play well; but neither does the fake one.

Oct 5, 2015

The Doctrine of Imminent Return

As the final hours of the highly anticipated 2015 Fall Feasts draw to a close, it is inconceivable to think that the Lord will wait, a year, or seven, or fifty (another fall feast, another shemitah, another jubilee).  I have never been dogmatic about times and seasons; heightened awareness?  Oh, yes, for sure but dogmatic, no never.  As such, I am again adopting the doctrine of imminent return.   The blessed hope that we are to comfort each other with - the Lord is coming back and it could be today. Todd Strandberg of Rapture Ready has an excellent article, here's an excerpt, for the full article click here.

In doing some research on the doctrine of imminency, I noticed few people take the time to actually define what prophetic imminency means. First, let us look at the general definition of the key word "imminent:" "The quality or condition of being about to occur."

Imminency, as it relates to Bible prophecy, simply means that the return of Jesus Christ for the Church can happen at any moment. No warning signs will indicate a short-term countdown. We as Christians remain on alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If a wife knows her husband normally gets home from work shortly after 4:00 PM, she knows that beginning at 4:00 PM, his arrival is imminent. If the woman knows her husband has to work overtime, the imminency of his 4:00 PM return is then in doubt.

The only way for the rapture to be truly imminent is to have it transpire before the tribulation. If the Church were required to wait until after the manifestation of certain events, then there would be no doctrine of imminency.

Sep 28, 2015

It's NOT the End of the World .... and I Never Said It Was

Wow, the last lunar eclipse has occurred and the scoffers have come out of the wood work.  Pastor JD Farag used a quote a few weeks back that if you are going to be in ministry you must have "the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros.”.

I need to work on the rhino part... Here at Abigail and Dolley someone commented that I talk about "The End of the World" and nobody really wants to think about that.

I wanted to cry.  I wanted to weep and say, "If you've ever actually read my work, you would know that I've never written about the end of the world, ever."

If you've ever read my blog, you'd know that it is the Rapture we are looking for, not the end of the world.

If you've ever read the blog, you would know that I call out warnings as a watch man on the wall; Danger is approaching.  What kind of person would I be if I see what I see and keep silent?

If you'd ever read my work, you would know that I have a terrible fear for those left behind and I've poured my heart and soul into every piece; all 400 of them.

If you'd actually ever looked at the posts you would know that I've never set a date, ever.

The sad thing is, that you won't read even this and after I'm gone Google will nuke this blog spot and what I was trying to say to you will be gone too.  (For the record - it won't be the end of the world then either...)
Talking to a Brick Wall

Sep 27, 2015

Rethinking the Fall Feast in Relation to the Church - Part 2 Rosh Hashanah


In part one of this series, we discussed how we must take a different look at the Fall Feasts.  Were the Fall Feast partially fulfilled at the First Coming?  Are the Fall Feasts going to be completely fulfilled at the Second coming?  Are the Feast of God truly only for the Jews and do not involve the church at all?  Do we see Jesus celebrating the Feasts in the New Testament?  These are all questions we are going to tackle in this series.  

Let's start with Rosh Hashanah - 

Leviticus 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

We've written extensively about how Rosh Hashanah is the hidden day and how No Man Knows the Hour or the Day refers to the holiday.  Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is the only Feast of the Lord that does not have an explicit reason for celebration?  Isn't it interesting to contemplate that it may have had it's first fulfillment at Christ's first coming?  What does the Old Testament tell us?

Old Testament Shadow:

For this text, we look at Nehemiah 8:1-9.  The people have been regathered from Babylon, they have rebuilt the walls and the Priest Ezra reads the word of God to the people on Rosh Hashanah.  We see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the people and they understand the word of God.  Note that Ezra is facing the Water Gate, which represents the Water of Life, the Word of God is read and the people mourn - but the priest tells them not to mourn that this is a Holy Day.

Possible Prophetic fulfillment - could be when the priest read to the regathered Jews, that they have an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and they understand.  Zechariah proclaims that one day the children of Israel will look upon the one they have pierced and weep for him as they would weep for the loss of an only son.

First Coming Fulfillment:

Consider Jack Kelley's work on Jesus' Birthday; by tracking the temple rotations of the priests established by King David and laid out in the Bible, we can surmise when John the Baptist was conceived.  By using the Scripture on Elizabeth and Mary's visit we can extrapolate that Christ was born in the fall.  (I encourage you to read the link above and then come back to the study.)  Chuck Missler has also done this research and corroborate the findings.

Equally compelling, is the work that Rick Larson on the Star of Bethlehem and the possibility of a celestial sign in the Heavens of what could be the conception (or in corroboration of the above the birth) of Christ on Rosh Hashanah.  (For Rick's amazing work, check out his presentation here.)


Jewish Tradition holds that Adam was created on Rosh Hashanah and the second day of the feast is the original Sabbath.  If Jesus as the "Second Adam" (1 Corinthians 2:15) was also born or conceived on Rosh Hashanah is that not adequate fulfillment of the moedim?  The birth of Messiah most assuredly qualifies as a miracle and satisfies the prophetic requirements of fulfilled prophecy. 

Can you picture it?  It's a cool night in Bethlehem, the temple shepherds (read What is So Special About Bethlehem) are in the fields.  A few miles away, the priests are blowing the trumpets for Rosh Hashanah and the sky opens up and we read:

Luke 2:9-11 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour (Messiah!), which is Christ the Lord.

End Times:

Alternatively, for a Second Coming Fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets, look at Matthew 24:30-31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Sign of the Son of man
(Many incorrectly teach this is a Rapture Scripture, many even teach a post tribulation Rapture based on the above, my position is firmly pre-tribulation so I won't go down that rabbit hole.)  Given the extensive study we've done on the The Feast of Trumpets, the sign of the Son of man in Heaven can EASILY be attributed to Rosh Hashanah.

Who is not to say that each of the Feast Days is not met and marked more than once or twice?   The exception of course being Passover, for the sacrifice and the work on the cross is once and for all time.

The Lord is not the author of confusion and I do not wish to muddy the water, but we must not be dogmatic in our beliefs about the fulfillment of the Feasts, nor the timing of them.  What this blog is designed to do is simply look at the possibilities and the Scriptures.  For me, I feel as if I've gone through a door and found a huge banquet laid before me, God's word, His prophecies, and a new study.  Maranantha!

Sep 26, 2015

Rethinking the Fall Feast in Relation to the Church - Part 1 The 2015 Dust Storm Roller Coaster Ride


The Fall Feasts have been a subject of intense scrutiny and study for the last seven or eight years.  We surmised that they were never intended for the Jew alone but were the Feast of God.  We've learned that the Hebrew word used in "Feast" is moedim which means God's Divine Appointment.  The hindsight of the fulfillment of the Spring Feasts by Jesus death and resurrection has stirred within the heart of believers the blessed hope of Jesus fulfillment of the Fall Feasts at his Second coming; starting with the Rapture on Rosh Hashanah.  Abigail and Dolley readers know that I have been a deep researcher into this possibility and have written many blog posts on the subject.  In light of the fact that we are still here, we must entertain the possibility that our hypothesis, while based in excellent research, was incorrect.

I have never been dogmatic regarding the theory of a Rosh Hashanah Rapture but it would be disingenuous to assert that I was not eagerly anticipating the 2015 Holiday.  As if to prove that He will not be controlled or governed by what we want Him to do, He sent a huge dust storm over Israel which delayed the siting of the moon for two days.

Massive Dust Storm
The Great Dust Storm delay had a reverberating effect that threw the entire holiday season into confusion and speculation of the dates.  The civic calendar was set but then the religious calendar went haywire!  Was the festival one day or two, what time does it start, what day does it start?  Did we have Elul 31?  What happened to the world markets?  What does this all mean?!? We have the last of the final blood moons on Sunday which kicks off the Feast of Tabernacles but even that is in question because of the delay in Rosh Hashanah!  In all, for the Watchers on the Wall, this Fall Season has been gloriously stimulating, confounding, and exciting!

As Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur have come and gone, with all their trumpet blowing, we eagerly anticipate the last feast, Tabernacles.  More important than that, and more profound we must conclude that the only sure Trumpet to be looking for is this one:  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

With the convergence of signs and the birth pangs it would be more fool hearty of me to double down on the Rosh Hashanah Rapture Theory and insist that we must wait another year, another seven or another fifty...  In some ways, I love that we were wrong!  I love that His ways are higher than our ways, and we will eagerly anticipate the day when He will show us where in the Scripture He hid the prophecy!  Maranantha!

Sep 21, 2015

Hold on Tight - The Nature of Post Rapture Salvation


The Rapture and the Tribulation:

From the moment of the Rapture, the Church will depart from the Earth and with it the age of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the great restrainer (2 Thessalonians 2:7).  This will usher in a period of time where the Lord God will once again deal directly with Israel through signs, wonders, and judgement.  Through the Tribulation, God will speak and work just as He did throughout the Old Testament.  Believers will once again, hold tight to their salvation, for they will not be indwelt with the Holy Spirit.  Faith comes by hearing (not seeing).  It does not take much faith when angels are flying overhead and speaking to the inhabitants of the earth, when demonic forces are tormenting and being released from the bottomless pit;  when supernatural prophecy is coming true right in front of your eyes, that is seeing not faith.

Tribulation Saints are exhorted several times to remain faithful and keep the Commandments to the end so they do not lose their salvation.  They will be given a portion of the Holy Spirit but will have to be obedient and faithful to retain their position.  (I invite you to study the subject of Post Church Salvation by Jack Kelley)  These are the Bridesmaids in the Parable, all are given a measure of oil (the Holy Spirit) at the time of their salvation but they did not endure to the Second Coming.

Keep in mind, that the Tribulation is God's dealing directly with Israel.  What happens to the rest of the world is secondary, the age of the Gentiles will be finished and they are once again outside of the focus of the Lord.  That's another harsh truth to the replacement theology folks but one needs only to read the words to discover it is truth.


The Millennium:

The Millennial Kingdom is ushered in when the Lord descends from Heaven and touches down on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14).  The Tribulation Martyrs come back with the Lord, I believe they are the army he brings back with Him in Revelation 19:14.  He will set up His Kingdom here on Earth, abiding in the Jerusalem Temple.  There will be no prophets during this time, (Zechariah 13:3) for the Lord will deal directly with the people.  They will worship him with a shadow of Old Testament sacrifice as indicated in Ezekiel 45-46.  The Tribulation Martyrs will serve in the new Temple (Rev. 7:14-15) and rule with the Lord on the Earth during the Millennial reign (Rev. 20:4-6).

If you'd like to explore this subject in depth, I'd invite you to look at the Millennial Bible Study in the above tab.

Sep 13, 2015

A Holy God

Hebrews 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire.

Exodus 33:20 But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

Exodus 19:18:  Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.

Fire Lion
Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Psalm 97:2 Dark clouds surround him.  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire spreads ahead of him and burns up all his foes.
4 His lightning flashes out across the world.  The earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.

Below is a clip of my church singing Psalm 97, the Lord reigns (I will look for a more truncated video of the song but for now, it's the first song).


Many years ago, we were flying high after a rousing version of the Lord Reigns and Pastor Livingston gave a sermon about God's holiness.  We'd "get happy" singing this but had we ever stopped to consider the words?  Had we ever considered what the mountains melt like wax in the presence of the Lord means?  I must confess, I was convicted into my seat, convicted to the soles of my feet.

We do not understand a Holy God, a God of Fire and Wrath, the Living God.  We have been fed such a diet of God's love and grace that we do not recognize the Holiness.  We call God our buddy, our friend, our Papa... we have no reverence, no fear, and no concept of who He is.  

If we dare to assert that God will judge - it is WE who are accused of being judgmental.  If we insist on decorum and reverence in worship - it is WE who are uptight and stiff.  If we repeat what the Lord says about sin, death, and hell - WE are accused of being hateful.  All these things are from the church, not the lost.

I am guilty.  I try to put God in my pocket.  I am comfortable with a tame God that I think I can understand but He reminded me today, that He is Holy, He is Righteous, and His ways are higher than our ways.

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 30 The Bride


Revelation 19:7-9:  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.   And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

A Bride
Twenty years ago, I was counting down to my wedding.  All of the preparation, time, decisions it was all coming to fruition.  As the days approached, in some ways it felt unreal; a much anticipated event that was finally upon us.  The family and friends arrived from out of town, I took off from work, I scuttled around doing all the last minutes items and then about 48 hours before I walked down the aisle I stopped.

I stopped working and fretting and planning - if it was going to get done, it was done and if it hadn't been done it wasn't going to get done, then that was just fine.  There was a point where I had to stop being in charge, that I had to let others handle what needed to be handled.  I paused and looked around.  90% of the people that loved me in the whole world were there, they were there for me, and if there were things to be done, well what better group of people to rely on?

It's the subtle shift where everything that has been planned to that day is focused on the guest; I paid very little attention to our needs, accommodations, and comforts.  In many ways, it was like planning a party - the hostess does not plan a party so she can enjoy herself.  Standing at the altar, it came crashing in on me that this was not a party.

This was a wedding and that is something entirely different.

At the Altar
That moment, I realized what it meant to stand at that altar, where I received the gift of the Holy Spirit, and ask God to join us as husband and wife. As I closed my eyes, I welcomed a guest whom I had forgotten to invite. He was there.  His presence was weighty, I nearly wept.

I praise You now Lord, that you were invited into this marriage and You have stayed.  I eagerly anticipate the day when I am once again dressed in white celebrating the Marriage of the Lamb.

Come Lord Jesus.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10
Asleep Church - Day 26:  10 of 10
Downward Spiral- Day 27: 10 of 10
American Idol - Day 28: 10 of 10
This Present Darkness - Day 29: 10 of 10
The Bride - Day 30: 10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  272 out of 300 or 90.66%

Sep 12, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 29 This Present Darkness


Ephesians 6:13 For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.

Brothers and Sisters, read that Scripture again... let it wash over you.  I know that you know it, but hear it again.  For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.

For this reason... what reason?  Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

To stand - having done all you can, in the end to be standing.

As believers surrounded by the darkness, it can be easy to forget your armor or worse to don the chains the of the enemy (if you missed it, read Counter Terrorism in the Spiritual Realm).  

I used the New American Standard because I love the phrase, This Present Darkness.  I loved Peretti's classic book by the same name, it changed my life.  Faced with overwhelming obstacles the heroes in the story prayed, fought, and clung to the Lord for the victory.  We fear today that there will be no such victory....

The Watchers on the Wall are tired; hoarse from beseeching a world that no longer hears, fighting an enemy whose time has come, and tamping down a desire so fierce just to be done. All the while going about 8-5 life like tomorrow is going to matter and being afraid that it actually does.  Simultaneously realizing that we could very easily be out of here in the twinkling of an eye but knowing that for 2000 years the bride has been waiting.

To Stand
So if October 1st rolls around and we are still here... well, we'll just pick each other up, brush each other off, and stand.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10
Asleep Church - Day 26:  10 of 10
Downward Spiral- Day 27: 10 of 10
American Idol - Day 28: 10 of 10
This Present Darkness - Day 29: 10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  262 out of 290 or 90.34%

Sep 11, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 28 American Idol

Exodus 20:3-5 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Today is 9/11, my fellow Americans will commemorate this day with melancholy and sadness,  In some ways it was yesterday, in others it was two lifetimes ago.  Readers of The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn will perhaps look at this solemn date with a bit more clarity than others.  All of us knew in our hearts that the world changed that day but it is now abundantly clear in what regard.  It was a shaking, a judgement, a warning.

Instead of turning to God and repenting, we doubled down on Patriotism.  We elevated the idea of America to an Idol.  We crossed our hearts to the flag and worshiped America to the National Anthem.  (Disclaimer:  I do not wish to dismiss any of those who perished or lost loved ones on 9/11 or in the years since serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  I have fiercely loved this country and am blessed beyond measure to have been born and raised here.)

I am as guilty as anyone, maybe more so.  I ate up everything that David Barton of Wall Builders and Glenn Beck sold, I watched and supported the 9/12 Rallies, I marched and protest at Tea Party events across this region.  My long term friends and readers will remember when Abigail and Dolley was a political blog, I was all in.... sold out for the cause.  Then we elected Obama again and I was heart broken.


In the last three years, I have been like a wife who begins to see the dark side of Prince Charming.  Behind the facade, behind the eyes, something is sinister.  There is a slimy black ooze right under the wrinkled and cracked skin.  Something is definitely rotten; to the core.


The Lord has revealed to His Church that we have put other gods before Him, we have made idols, and we have worshiped them all in the name of patriotism and love of country.  JD Farag's July 5th update captured my feelings on this so well.  He speaks of weeping all day, of feeling God removing his church from their love of this Nation and the sadness he felt.

Revelation 18 tells of her utter destruction, like Lot's wife, I still weep for her.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10
Asleep Church - Day 26:  10 of 10
Downward Spiral- Day 27: 10 of 10
American Idol - Day 28: 10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  252 out of 280 or 90%


Sep 10, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 27 Downward Spiral


Matthew 24:8 - These are the birth pangs.

I heard someone say yesterday that the baby's head is crowning.  There is no turning back.  The below was originally written in June 2015 and the destruction since then is unfathomable.

The break neck speed of world events is beyond the comprehension of man.  The acceleration, since the last Blood Moon in April is staggering and those with eyes to see are dizzy with the warning of it.  Like an evil funnel, the closer we get to the bottom the faster the time between catastrophes and the severity thereof.  Let no man deceive you, we are on the precipice of judgement.



For the born again believer, these are exciting times for they signal the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  These are fearsome times for the rest of humanity; right at the door, destruction draws nigh.  This downward spiral is a warning, a harbinger of judgement that will befall the world, and individual man.

God is merciful and it is His wish that no one should perish that all would come to faith in His Son and have ever lasting life but I have to tell you that He is also a God of utter righteousness.  He is fearsome to behold, He is a God of Wrath, and a perfect Judge.  In the Days of the Gospel of Love we have failed to understand or to teach that falling into the hands of the Living God without the covering of the Son's Blood is a terrible thing.

We have failed to tell unbelievers that they are enemies of God (Romans 5:10) and we fail to tell them that their eternal fate is choosing to send themselves to Hell.  In our desire to woo them into the Kingdom we neglect the Outer Darkness, we have to warn not just woo.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10
Asleep Church - Day 26:  10 of 10
Downward Spiral- Day 27: 10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  242 out of 270 or 89.63%

Sep 9, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 26 Are We Seeing 1938 German Lutherans Again?


Jesus writes to the church at Sardis (Revelation 3:1-3) ...I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up!... 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.

Paul tells the true believers in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;

The church at Sardis is nearly dead.  At one point, the great reformation churches were the stalwarts of the faith, saving Christianity from the pits of Roman cruelty and apostasy... oh, how the mighty have fallen.  There are a few left, those walking in white robes, going about God's business but half of them are dead.  "They do not preach that you have to repent and be born again, instead they lull their members into a false sense of security that infant baptism and church membership will save them." (Jack Kelley)

Note, in the above Scriptures, the whole church is going to be surprised at the Rapture, because they do not teach it nor are they looking for the Lord's return.  Paul tells the true believers that they will know the time of His coming, they will not be surprised, but the dead church will be shocked.
The Church of Sardis is Asleep
(Disclaimer - I am not picking on the Lutherans in the below.  I was raised, got saved and was married in a Lutheran church, and have many family members and friends who still belong.  Lutheran World Relief is a great organization and I agree with much of the Missouri Synod's doctrine.  I think they do a good job with kids.  Lutheranianism is used to symbolize the reformation main line churches.)

A friend wrote to me this week and thanked me for one of the blog posts that had encouraged him.  He said he'd been confronted by someone his Father would have called a "1938 German Lutheran".  Ouch!  We are living in a day and time when the main line churches are again failing in an epic fashion.  The church at Sardis will be completely shocked at His coming, the sad thing is that half of them will be left behind because they were never truly saved.

The entire Birth Pangs series has been designed to wake up the dead, dying, and apostate church; alas, in their slumber they would not even bother to read these posts. Unlike the Laodicean church, who despises the Philadelphia church, the church at Sardis does not take much notice locked into a false sense of security and relying on past greatness to carry them through.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10
Asleep Church - Day 26:  10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  232 out of 260 or 89.23%

Sep 8, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 25 False Teachers

False Teacher

Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying , I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Frankly, this Scripture has always bugged me.  There aren't fake Jesus' coming out of the woodwork; you hear of crackpot cult leaders but "many"?  Being a fake Jesus's would be pretty hard to pull off, right?  What if that is not what we should be looking for?  What if these men Jesus was referring to did not really pretend to be Him?  What if they claimed that they had magic cave revelations like Mohammed, Joseph Smith, and Ignatius Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)?  What if they claimed by church authority to BE Jesus, would that fulfill this prophecy?  If taken in order this is the first one to be fulfilled, thus it is an ancient prophecy and an ancient fulfillment so we have to stop applying our 21st Century mind set to it.

The fact is, beginning with the official establishment of the Roman Catholic church in the 3rd Century, the evil reign of terror began. To see how the Apostolic Church was highjacked, watch this video from the Fuel Project.


I highly recommend the entire series, "Know Your Enemy", they start in the Garden of Eden and weave history through the lens of God's divine plan and Satan's age old desire to thwart it.

Thus, it is from a long term perspective that we see "False Teachers" have taken over the world.  Islam, Mormons, Catholics, Buddhist, Hindus - all works based religions fall into this category.  We don't have to go looking for a long haired crazy man in the Montana Mountains claiming to be Christ, we just need to drive down the streets of every city in the world to find temples set up to false prophets.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 1
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10
False Teachers - Day 25: 10 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  222 out of 250 or 88.8%

Sep 7, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 24 Blame it on the Jews


Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Modern Anti-Semitism
And thus, the source of the hatred of the Jews, spoken to Satan in the Garden of Eden.  One can always find tell tale Satanic activity wherever there is violent and virulent hatred of the Jews.  From a practical perspective it's a pretty easy and quick way to gauge where somebody's heart is or where the organization is coming from.  Take a minute and watch Gary's update, keep in mind that at some point the church is going to be taken out and the Jews will no nation on Earth to call friend.


So, if this global house of cards comes tumbling down like so many believe the Devil is already setting the Jews up for the fall.

One day back in March when I was frantically writing down all the revelations on the Millenium (see the above tab for the study, it is the best work on this blog), the Lord gave me a word:  "Israel must lose all of her friends, that is the only way she will ever turn back to me."  Can you hear the longing in His voice?  I could and soon so will they.

Rapture Index Scores:

Lovers of Self - Day 1: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7:  10 of 1
Vexed Souls - Day 8:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23:  10 of 10
Antisemitism - Day 24:  9 of 10

Rapture Index Total to date:  212 out of 240 or 88.33%

Sep 6, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 23 Nobody Loves Me


We read about the last days faithful church in Revelation 3:7-13, I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Unlike the Laodiceans, who are rich and powerful, this pitiful church is barely hanging on.  Everybody hates them and nobody hates them more than the Laodiceans.  The Philadelphia church is everything to be despised, they believe in the whole bible, they preach sin, they tell people they are going to hell if they aren't saved, they live their godly little pious lives and the Laodiceans hate them for it.  If you don't believe me, listen to this Laodicean currently spreading this filth in my home town (the silly voice is dubbed so he is not able to sway you with his cunning words and style, but the words are verbatim):



Even my Christian friends will post rubbish like this, the most recent example was something that I saw on a facebook feed this morning about bar stools in church.  The Holy Spirit inside of me had a tantrum over it.  I want you to watch it, not from a "Yeah, God is love stand point" but from a perspective of this man is tearing down the faithful church,  This man offers no hope or salvation for the sinner.  This man wants to make the guy who is comfortable in a bar comfortable in his church.  Something is wrong with that!  There are plenty of bars, I've been to my share, I want to go to a house of God to worship, I want to be convicted of my sins, I want to change and move from glory to glory - I want off the bar stool!  This "preacher's" half version of Jesus (only the love half) will never convict the man, it will never tell the man that it wasn't the people's judgement he felt, it was the Holy Spirit of God convicting him but the Laodiceans will never convict, except the church of Philadelphia, who are honestly the only people they don't want in their churches.


Makes a difference putting those hearing aids doesn't it?  Did you hear, the pastor wanted the sinner to feel joy and happiness in his sin.  The world has enough bar stools, we need some nice, hard, sturdy, upright church pews.  Derek Webb's classic song, Nobody Loves Me, is a perfect illustration for the beat up, powerless, and much maligned Church of Philadelphia.  It is of note that this church, well this church is the only one that Jesus did not rebuke.  Even so, Come Lord Jesus.


Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score:  10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5 - Rapture Index Score:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 1
Vexed Souls - Day 8 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17 - Rapture Index Score:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19 - Rapture Index Score: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Nobody Loves Philadelphia - Day 23 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10

Total to date:  203 out of 230 or 88.26%

Sep 5, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 22 Earthquakes

Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Earthquakes - in the Greek the word is Seismos, which means shaking, commotion, a tempest, an earthquake.  The biblical rule of "first use" says that the first time a word is used in Scripture is important for establishing the meaning hereafter.  It's used the first time in Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Earthquake statistics are hard to gather and compile because the rate and acceleration of occurrences is so exponential that they can not use the old measuring tools - it would show a pattern that even a moron could understand.  The USGS has stopped keeping this chart, it would alarm the public if they were to put this out in a twitter style graphic.  You can see for yourself that up until 2000 earthquakes over 6.0 remained infrequent around 6 per year.  From 1/1/14 through 9/2/15, there have been 244 earthquakes over 6.0.  (Pull your own stats here).


At an average of 6 per year during the 20th century, in 21 months we have had 40 years worth of Earthquakes.  That is mind numbing... never forget there are real human costs, real lives, real losses.


Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score:  10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5 - Rapture Index Score:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 1
Vexed Souls - Day 8 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Greed -Day 9 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Famine - Day 10 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Boasters - Day 16 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
Messianic Jews - Day 17 - Rapture Index Score:  7 of 10
Demonic Activity - Day 18 - Rapture Index Score:  8 of 10
Lawlessness - Day 19 - Rapture Index Score: 9 of 10
Hedging Your Bets - Day 20 - Rapture Index Score:  9 of 10
You Make Me Want to Vomit  - Day 21 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Earthquakes- Day 22 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10

Total to date:  193 out of 220 or 87.72%