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Seminar on the Book of Revelation by David Pawson

david pawson teaches the book of revelationI have found this to be some of the most insightful teaching on the book of Revelation, quite possibly the best ever in audio format. David Pawson has a unique teaching style, he is gifted to de-mystify the book and make it very palatable in just 11 sessions. I am going to offer them for listening here on the blog, please do not attempt to download onto your computer as this would be a violation of copyright:

Seminar 1

Seminar 2a

Seminar 2b

Seminar 3

Seminar 4

Seminar 5a

Seminar 5b

Seminar 6

Seminar 7

Seminar 8

Seminar 9

Seminar 10

Seminar 11

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The Coming of the Lawless One and His False Gospel

upside-down-cross2The book of 2 Thessalonians, is a prophetic book because within its pages, Paul gives us several prophetic details concerning the end of the age and the time of the Second Coming of Christ. He begins to speak about the lawless one being revealed, the one whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth when He returns to the earth. This lawless one of course is the antichrist. When I was first introduced to this shadowy character at the beginning of my Christian walk, I had the picture in my mind that he would primarily be a political figure. The Bible reveals that initially, he will appear on the world scene as a man of not just ideas, but also solutions. He will be instrumental in bringing a false peace to the Middle East conflict and he will do many other things such as this, of course afterwards his true colors will be revealed. As I read in 2 Thessalonians, I am beginning to see this “lawless one” not just as political figure, but also a spiritual or religious world leader. First of all lets examine the Scripture:

2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 (NASB)

8 Then 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;

9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

When he appears on the world’s stage, he will seem as a mystic of sorts. He will not appear as just another political superstar with colorful rhetoric and charismatic oratory skills. Surely he will be a man of charisma and charm, however the Bible clearly tells us his appearing will as be associated with a flurry of supernatural activity and happenings. There will be signs and wonders, there will be a show of power, however, obviously this will not be power from the creator, but rather it will come forth from “the one” who wants to destroy us.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (NASB)

10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

Jesus, said that before His return the gospel would be preached to all the earth. In fact, this is one of the “signs” of his return. We currently live in the age of internet and satellite television. There is not a place in the earth today that you can go and not have access to gospel preaching. In fact anyone that can access a computer can pull up the Bible in hundreds, if not thousands of different translations and languages. Unfortunately, in the same way that the gospel is being spread throughout the entire earth, so will this new religion of the Antichrist also cover the globe. Through satellite television and internet and even cell phones, billions of people world wide will witness the inception of this new phenomenal religion as presented forth by our up and coming world leader.

God in His mercy and grace allowed the gospel of righteousness to come forth first. It is the gospel of the Messiah, who didn’t come to be served, but to serve and to hang on a cross for our sins. (This is in stark contrast to Antichrist, who will come to be served.) He has allowed this knowledge to go throughout the earth for over 2000 years. The Word of God says that “it is his desire that none should perish, but that all would be saved.” Can we see God’s grace here!!! The True gospel came first to the whole world and lasted 2000 thousand years, this false gospel will come second and last no more than a decade. Everyone of us has had a chance to embrace righteousness and repent of our sins, however this passage is speaking to the world an ominous warning: Everyone who has not received the gospel of truth, WILL be deceived, they WILL believe the lie and they WILL enter into God’s severe judgment. Look at what is says in verse 11, GOD will be the one who will send this deluding influence. Doesn’t this one passage just throw a wrench into all of our superficial theology about God’s false love. Sure He is a God of love to those of us who have embraced the greatest act of love, the cross, but He is a God of wrath unto those who have shaken their fist in His face and trampled under foot the blood of Jesus. God is beginning to shout through His vessels, BELIEVE THE TRUTH! He is equipping and sending forth His messengers. Will we listen or will we perish. I want to close this brief exhortation with the words of Paul found in the 1st chapter of 2 Thessalonians:

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (NASB)

6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,

8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed.

Who then will receive His retribution? …..”those who do not know God and those who do not obey the gospel.”

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Does the Bible Mention Anything About Hurricanes?

Hurricane in the BibleDoes Scripture give us any information concerning the phenomenon of hurricanes in the last days? As I was reading the Bible a few days after Hurricane Ike slammed against the Texas and Louisiana coast I came across this passage:

Luke 21:25-28 (NASB)

25 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

27 “Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.

28 “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Not only does the Bible speak of these type of storms, but Jesus Himself is the one who made mention of them. Obviously in the Bible days the word Hurricane had not yet been invented, however look at what language is used here: men would be “…in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and its waves.” The morning prior to me discovering this Scripture I had been reading news articles concerning Hurricane Ike and they interviewed one women who had lived in Galveston, TX all of her life and had been through many hurricanes, some that had hit even stronger than Ike and she could not understand how this time much more devastation had occurred. She was absolutely shocked because the sea had come all the way up and was as high as her garage. She said “we have never seen this before.”

Even where I live near Lafayette,LA we have had some serious issues when Ike hit. There is an area about 20 miles south of here that experienced flooding from the storm surge for both Ike and Hurricane Rita in 2005. Both Hurricanes caused people in the area including some close acquaintances of mine to abandon their homes because of flooding. In 3 years this area experienced serious flooding twice due to the storm surge from the Hurricanes. On the local news people being interviewed began to talk about how they had lived there 30 to 40 years and had been through many hurricanes and they never seen flooding like this. Why was it that in only 3 years they began to see type of flooding not just happen once, but also a second time as well. Could it be that the words of Jesus are being fulfilled in this very hour that we live. Men are starting to be perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.

The Scripture says that men will begin to faint because of fear due to all of the things that are coming upon the earth. It seems like it wasn’t to long after Ike passed in 2008, we had another storm hit America. We began to have a economic tsunami sweep across the nation as part of the fallout from the housing market crisis. In the same way that this women in Galveston was astonished at the rising waters coming up past her garage towards the second story of her home, Americans also found themselves astonished as the waves of this financial crisis began to roll and hit closer and closer to their own neighborhoods and into their own lives.

So what is in store for 2009? Will we find ourselves being pulled out of a recession as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said this morning? or will the headlines continue to read like the words of prophecy spoken by Jesus? Will 2009 be a year of dismay among nations, men fainting from fear and expectation of the things coming upon the earth; will this be the year that America as well as the rest of the world begins to see the powers of the heavens begin to shake….

Hebrews 12:25-29 (NASB)

25 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.”

27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

29 for our God is a consuming fire.

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If Obama Wins the Election, Israel Will Have a 3 Month Window to Attack Iran

Many Christians this week are praying to God for their candidate to win the Nov. 4th election. Iran and it’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are also praying to their god “Allah” for Barack Obama to win the presidency. It is widely known that Ahmadinejad not only denies Israel’s right to exist, but has also denied the holocaust that killed over 6 million Jews and in a speech made in 2005 he states “the occupying regime must vanish from the pages of time”. To translate that last statement into American English “Israel must be wiped of the map.” It is rumored that Iran has been itching to attack Israel and that they even have a nuclear program in hopes to soon have a nuke that they can use against their enemies. So….what has been stopping them from just blasting Israel? The answer is “George Bush” a republican president who has pledged support to Israel. What happens to Israel and ultimately to the world if Barack Obama is elected president? Will he sit down with Ahmadinejad and ask him nicely to leave Israel alone? In recent news the Republicans and some news organizations pointed out that a man named Rashid Khalidi had actually held a fund raiser for Barack Obama. Khalidi is a Columbia University professor and is a harsh critic of Israel, he has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group. Also the LA Times has in its possession a video of a banquet where Obama toast Khalidi and calls him his friend. Although Obama is saying that he is pro-Israel his associations would indicate otherwise.

If Obama is elected, Israel will have a three month window of time from November 4th to the day of inauguration to do a preemptive strike on Iran. If they do that while Bush is still in office perhaps America will be able to send them troops and weapons to help them defeat Iran. However if they wait to strike they are risking too much, Obama will come into office Iran will attack them and they will have no allies to help defend themselves against Iran and the Muslim nations that want to see them annhialated.

Zechariah 14:2-4 (NASB)

2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.
4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

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Obama the Messiah and My Dream that McCain Won the Election

The Scriptures tell us that in the last days that many false Messiah’s would rise up and deceive many. Well we have seen this phenomenon on several fronts already, however now it can be seen on the political front. Not just any political front but it is in the race for the highest elected office in the world, the president of the United States of America. There are millions of people who are actually looking at Barack Obama as a Messiah type figure who will deliver them from both external and internal problems and conflicts in their life. Film director Spike Lee was actually quoted saying:

“When that happens, it will change everything. … You’ll have to measure time by `Before Obama’ and `After Obama,'” Lee said during the panel. “It’s an exciting time to be alive now.” …   – Spike Lee

Can we fathom how blasphemous of a statement this actually is. Currently it is the incarnation and death of Jesus on the cross that measures time from B.C. to A.D. Is Spike really implying that he wants to replace Jesus Christ with Barack Obama. Probably 40 or 50 years ago no one in American would have believed that a multitude of American people would ever worship any earthly man as a god. However in the 1960’s & 70’s Hindu gurus from India began invading and setting up shop here in America. Multitudes dogmatically followed and devoted their entire lives to these so called “godmen”. Even mainstream icons such as the Beatles began to follow and promote one such leader, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. You must understand that a large segment of that culture in the late 1960’s looked at men like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, not just as a great teacher or philosopher, but as a bona fide god in the flesh. In India they follow these men around and worship the ground that they walk on, literally by kissing the ground and rubbing themselves with the dirt that just touched these men’s feet. To be honest I do not think that a majority of Obama’s supporters look at him as a savior, however the fact that there is a counterculture that is ready to embrace him as such is shocking and even frightening. On the website ObamaMessiah.blogspot.com, 100’s of pages of comments have been left, some referring to supporters of Obama as believers and his non supporters as unbelievers. Louis Farrakhan, before a very numerous congregation claimed that the youth are now hearing the voice of their Messiah(video below). Furthermore he called Obama “the Hope of the entire world”.  Yes, the days spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24 are no longer just on the horizon they are here! Am I trying to say in this article that Obama is the Antichrist? ….Absolutely not!!! However what I am saying is that the people of America are ready to embrace a man or even a political leader as being a Messiah.

On another note, I had a dream about a week ago that John McCain won the election. In the dream after he won, I saw Obama and let’s just say that he was not too happy with the results. In the dream he was fuming with anger. I do not necessarily think that this was a prophetic dream, however it will be interesting if this is the scenario that plays out.

Obama Messiah?

Obama Messiah?

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END TIME ALERT!!! – U.S. Government now owns a majority of all U.S. mortgages

Fannie Mae was created by Congress during the Great Depression to help with home ownership, and Freddie Mac, created in 1970 as a competitor to Fannie Mae, as of September 7, 2008 both companies are now in control of the Federal Government. These two companies represent 5 trillion in mortgages and account for a majority of all the mortgages currently in the United States. Fannie & Freddie are large companies and they are so interwoven into our financial system that if either of them were to fail it would cause great financial turmoil not only in our financial markets but also around the globe. Prophecy teachers and students alike take note this is a very significant last days event. We know that the entire world is headed to be controled by Antichrist and this is a giant leap for the purposes of darkness to control the people.

Revelation 13:16-18 (NASB)

16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

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