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Good Advice for Israel–Sort of…

We remember how Vice President Dan Quayle was raked over the coals by mainstream media types who delighted in going on incessantly about each and every verbal gaffe he made. Actually, Quayle was an attractive young man who spoke well and was quite accomplished in life, serving, of course, as senator from Indiana before joining the first Bush-Quayle campaign.

But, he is forever stigmatized as the guy who couldn’t spell potato. For that and other insignificant verbal stumbles, he was assaulted in the press and through entertainment shows day after day.

The same thing was done earlier to Gerald Ford, who was Richard Nixon’s vice president, then president when Nixon resigned. The mainstream news and entertainment venues made fun of Ford at every opportunity–like when he tripped exiting an airplane and was caught by a Secret Service agent or someone. Another time, he hit a golf ball off the tee and it went awry and hit someone among the onlookers.

Chevy Chase of Saturday Night Live launched his comedy career mimicking Ford and his supposed clumsiness during those years. In actuality, Ford was, in his younger years, a superb athlete, starring at the University of Michigan in football.

With Barack Obama’s V.P., we had a vice president who made gaffes that made Quayle look like Shakespeare and Ford look like Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Russian ballet star. But, the media hounds, because Joseph Biden is of the same untouchable political ideology as they, said nothing more than, “Well…that’s just Joe…” It’s much like they saw him as an eccentric, old uncle who amused them, but nothing about which to get political.

During his time in office, Mr. Biden weighed in on the nation of Israel, and his advice to Jews and their place in the world was…well…classic Old Joe…  The following news item at the time tells the story.

Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of prominent American Jewish officials last fall that they should look to Israel – and not the United States – as the ultimate guarantor of their community’s long-term safety.

The surprising remarks, which were made during a Rosh Hashana celebration attended by government officials and members of Congress, were reported by Atlantic journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in a recent article about the future of European Jewry.

“I had the great pleasure of knowing every prime minister since Golda Meir, when I was a young man in the Senate, and I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant – a guy named Rabin – about the Six-Day War,” he said. “The end of the meeting, we get up and walk out, the doors are open, and … the press is taking photos … She looked straight ahead and said, ‘Senator, don’t look so sad … Don’t worry. We Jews have a secret weapon.’ ”

Then Biden recalled asking Meir what the secret weapon was.

“I thought she was going to tell me something about a nuclear program,” Biden said. “She looked straight ahead and she said, ‘We have no place else to go. We have no place else to go.’ ”

“Folks, there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones. You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States … there’s only one guarantee. There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel. And so I just want to assure you, for all the talk, and I know sometimes [President Barack Obama] gets beat up a little bit, but I guarantee you: he shares the exact same commitment to the security of Israel.” (“Biden Told US Jews that Israel – Not America – Guaranteed Their Security,” Jerusalem Post, By JPOST.COM STAFF, March 30, 2015)

If a politician–or anyone else of notoriety from another ideological mindset–had said something about, for example, African-Americans and their ties to the continent of Africa, hinting that they should just go back there, I’ll just leave it to the imagination what would happen to that person.

But, it was Joe Biden who said it, talking about the pariah state, Israel, so there’s nothing to see, here.

Biden knew Barack Obama’s feelings about Israel. The president’s attitude was made transparently clear to all of us, as his administration’s hash tag at the time had it. He obviously was determined to completely change American policy toward the Jewish state. Biden was being disingenuous in part of his remarks when he advised those Jews at the gathering on Rosh Hashana that they should think about going to Israel–one supposes, in order to avoid some sort of coming trouble. His disingenuousness, however, did not include his advice that Jews think about leaving.

We remember the late journalist, Helen Thomas, who, in a moment of senility, said the Jews should “get the h*** back to the nations they came from.” This is a mindset that today pervades media and many within the deep state that bedevil the Donald J. Trump Administration. They, unlike old Joe and Ms. Thomas, just haven’t come to the point they can no longer govern verbalization of their dislike for Israel.

Actually, the advice to think on going to Israel to those of the House of Israel is prophetic in its import. There is coming a time when hatred for the Jews of the world will be greater than any previous time in history. Read Jeremiah 30: 7, for example.

Jesus, Himself, said it would be a time worse than any that has ever been, or would be again. He was speaking primarily of the time of Tribulation as it would be for Israel. Read Matthew 24: 21.

We see that hatred building today across America and the world.

Advice Old Joe Biden gave totally misses the mark, as any well-grounded Bible prophecy student will understand. Israel–as all of mankind–should not put our reliance for safety in security provided by the nations of the world. God is our only place of safety and refuge.

“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).

Prophetic Proof

We know we are at the end of the dispensation of grace for specific reasons. A number of these come to mind.

Evil men and seducers are growing worse, as the Apostle Paul forewarned. The time has come when “they”–meaning religionists who claim to know Christ but do not–will not “endure sound doctrine.”

All of Paul’s “perilous times” prophecies are in view, as we have dissected many times. False accusers, for example, are in our daily headlines, with lies being told for political gain or just to heap hatred upon ideological enemies.

There is a denial that God should be found anywhere in humanistic governance. As stated many times, here, Psalm 2 is in play as never before. The international community, i.e.,  the UN and those within every other such globalist forum, want to “break the bands asunder” that bind the human race to any form of godly mooring.

We know these are the last days because there are scoffers that say in mocking derision: Where is the promise of his coming, for since the fathers fell asleep all things are as they were from the beginning?”

In addition to all the above, proof that we are in prophesied times of the end occurred Monday, May 14. Israel reached what many Bible prophecy observers view as the span of a generation–70 years since its refounding into modernity. This, many believe, is the gist of the prophecy the Lord gave while expounding on things to come atop the Mount of Olives.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:32-35)

Israel is generally considered the prime signal of where we are on God’s prophetic timeline. That strange nation has reached its 70th birthday so far as its modern incarnation is concerned. A generation is defined by God’s Word as 70 years in one specific instance. Therefore, Jesus, who is the Word, giving this Olivet Prophecy about the fig tree–often the symbol for Israel–makes the modern nation’s 70th anniversary living proof to many that the end of the age is upon this generation.

I term Israel ”strange” because of the fact that it is like no other in human history. Having been completely destroyed as a nation, its people dispersed into all the world and its language dissolved, yet it is now back in its God-given land. It has its native language again–Hebrew–and is the center of worldwide attention.

As I often remind, no matter which way the cameras and microphones turn to capture other stories, they always, without fail, turn right back to that one spot on planet earth that is God’s touchstone–to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, where the Holy of Holies sat and will reside again one prophetic day.

So, Israel is in the headlines again this past week. The hatreds of the world are in full display to prove God’s Word about the rebellion of the globalists found in Psalm 2.

Satan is in a rage because he above all else has wanted to completely destroy Israel and the Jewish people. If he could do so, he would make the Creator a liar, and his own fate in the Lake of Fire could be avoided.

But, God’s Word is truth. Things are unfolding exactly as God foretells, and right on time. Further proof of God’s prophetic truth is reflected in an excerpt  or two from the following news story:

(May 9, 2018 / JNS) In the past 70 years, no single country’s stock has risen faster or farther than the State of Israel. Once a resource-poor, existentially endangered nation-state comprised of refugees from post-Holocaust Europe and Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Israel has emerged into a world economic, military and diplomatic superpower.

In just one week, Israel’s elevated status is being put on full display, in no small part due to the unlikely and oft-polarizing duo of U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

It is, of course, fitting that the very date—May 14—of the new embassy’s opening ceremony corresponds both with Yom Yerushalayim (“Jerusalem Day”) on the Hebrew calendar and the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence on the secular calendar…

While the Jewish state’s stock is rising, Israel’s enemies are imploding. Though Iran has expanded its reach across the Middle East—wreaking havoc on Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen—severe cracks have been exposed in the dictatorial regime of the Islamic Republic. During the past year, public protests against the regime’s corruption have broken out across the country. And in the past several weeks, the value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has plummeted, throwing Iran into severe economic uncertainty even before the impending onset of the “highest level of economic sanctions” about to be imposed by the United States. (“Jerusalem is rising as Israel’s enemies falter,” Alex Traiman, JNS.org, May 13, 2018)

Proof  of the truth of God’s Word is found throughout Bible prophecy. We are witnessing that proof each and every day as issues and events of our time emerge from the headlines.

Israel, although hated by most of the world leaders, is blossoming. So is the United States of America under this presidential administration.

Iran, arguably Israel’s chief enemy, whose Islamist leaders call Israel the “little Satan,” and America “the big Satan,” are sinking deeper into the curse promised to all who curse God’s chosen people.

There is no illusion here that terrible times are not to soon unfold for the Jewish people. It is prophesied. But the end of it all will be a glorious outcome beyond any ever bestowed upon any nation or people:

I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants shall also be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. (Genesis 28:13-15)

Israel’s Vote and Joel’s Prophecy

Listening to the mainstream news talking heads the day after the elections in Israel in 2014 was self-validating. Like so many who try to use common sense in considering these strange times, I didn’t see any way the people of Israel would throw a strong defender of their nation out in order to install a Neville Chamberlain-like leader in such a critical political position at such a crucial time.

Days leading up to the Tuesday, March 17, 2014 vote by the Israeli people brought from liberal journalists every possible reason why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should lose and a more conciliatory government be installed.

Until the American presidential election of 2016, I had never heard such announced polling data forecasting a likely win that turned out to be so starkly wrong. Leading up to that Israeli election, the American press predicted a close race with Hertzog, Netanyahu’s opponent for prime minister, to be in the lead right up until the exit polls began on election day. Then it changed to “the election has tightened.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, as it turned out, claimed victory relatively early–so dramatically in his party’s favor had the voting gone. –This, even despite the American president having sent an election advisory team to Israel to help Netanyahu’s political opposition. I must admit that, like I did in the 2016 election of President Trump, I basked in the results of that election. At that time, I  envied the people who had the good sense to re-elect the type leader (through their own brand of party politics) that I hoped we in America would be wise enough to elect again one day, should the world wag on in its precipitous state for a time yet.

While contemplating all of this–how pleased I was with the election results–I was brought back in a moment of epiphany to the deeper reality of what it all might mean in terms of God’s prophetic Word.

Benjamin Netanyahu made one campaign adjustment at the last minute that–my spiritual senses reminded–seemed to make the difference in his momentum toward re-election. He promised that if his government was returned to leadership, he would not allow a two-state solution to the ongoing Palestinian conflict with Israel.

We now get a sense of exactly the import of the prime minister’s speech before Congress on March 3, 2014. He laid out his case for why Israel must be on alert at all times against Iran and all of its enemy neighbors. At the heart of the hatred for Israel, of course, is the very point of the two-state solution much of the world of the diplomatic realm wants to force upon the Jewish state. At the same time, the Iranian antagonists and all other of the Islamist peoples surrounding Israel want only a one-state solution. They have voiced it many, many times since the establishment of Israel in 1948. Nasser, Sadat, and most every leader of Arab nations and of terrorist organizations in the Middle East have declared that they want Israel off the land it “occupies.”

They, in fact, have often, like the Nazis, proclaimed that the Jew is the problem with the lack of “peace” in the region and world. Every Jew should, therefore, be expunged from the earth.

There has been conjecture among those who watch the issues and events of the times, analyzing them in light of Bible prophecy. Many indicated they sensed that if Benjamin Netanyahu had lost the election, thus putting a Hertzog government in power, the results thereof would have increased the speed in dividing  the land, thus bring on Armageddon.

The prophecy by Joel the prophet reads: “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land” (Joel 3: 2).

I understand where those considering the prophecy might reasonably conclude that dividing the land spoken here speaks to a future time when, for example, Antichrist causes the land to be divided as part of the covenant of Daniel 9: 26. Or, perhaps the dividing of the land might be thought to mean a precursor agreement such as one made by Obama and John Kerry or some others in the Roadmap to Peace process .

However, in the much greater context, God’s land has been divided for centuries by the world of nation-states. The land has been forced by the Babylonian system of successive governments to carve up God’s real estate covenant with Israel. For this, the world is about to pay a terrible price–be brought to the killing field called Armageddon.

The Obama administration simmered over what it called Netanyahu’s “divisive rhetoric” regarding the prime minister saying at the time  that he would not allow two states. If Obama and the rest of the world diplomatic enclave could truly be made to understand the immensely greater danger of their own divisive demands–those demands against God’s chosen nation–they would indeed be trembling instead of continuing in the year 2018 to push for the phony peace that Joel and Isaiah say will destroy much of the world’s population.

We are in the most dangerous times in U.S. history. But, we must also be in the time very near hearing the call from Jesus: “Come up here!”

Exposing Earth Worshippers

Observers of these times through the prism of God’s prophetic Word shouldn’t be deceived by the wiles of the devil. Climate change isn’t the primary concern of the globalist minions, neither demonic nor human. The concern of the minions is primarily to seduce as many of earth’s inhabitants as possible into believing that humankind is destroying Mother Earth.

These minions don’t believe it for a second. But, they are determined to convince the world that planet Earth is a delicate organism that must be worshiped because she is the sustainer of life.

The globalists’ goal is to work to bring the earth’s total inhabitants to less than 500,000,000 people. They–the globalists–are to be, of course, the ruling class among this sustainable population of earth dwellers.

The real objective of the would-be rulers of the planet, make no mistake, is to be as gods–the same status Lucifer promised the first man and woman they would attain in the Garden.

Climate change has again raised it’s luciferic head in the never-ending attempt to foist the same old global-warming lie that has been on Satan’s seducing agenda for recent decades. We note that at the beginning of the following report, the appeal is to the female gender in rolling out the lie. Satan is if anything consistent in his maddening methodology.

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat released its first ever annual report this week, in which it held up its “Gender Action Plan” as a key to increasing the participation of women in responding to global warming.

“Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth,” said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at the roll-out of the report.

“This annual report shows how UN Climate Change is doing everything it can to support, encourage and build on the global response to climate change,” Espinosa said, adding that “UN Climate Change’s mandate is to lead and support the global community in this international response, with the Paris Agreement and the Convention being the long-term vehicles for united global climate action.” (“U.N. Says Climate Change Is ‘Single Biggest Threat to Life, Security and Prosperity on Earth’,” Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty, by Thomas D. Williams PhD, Rapture Ready News, May 5, 2018, raptureready.com)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres added to the never-ending mantra that climate change is going to destroy us all if action isn’t forthcoming by those who love Mother Earth.

He warned that climate change is the “defining challenge of our time…yet it is still accelerating faster than our efforts to address it. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are higher than they have been for 800,000 years, and they are increasing. So, too, are the catastrophic effects of our warming planet – extreme storms, droughts, fires, floods, melting ice and rising sea levels.”

Makes no difference that every bit of the foregoing has been debunked. It is irrelevant with these Mother Earth protectors, apparently, that remarks that include findings from 800,000 years ago are totally unsearchable. It is the same thing that William James the philosopher first said and Hitler’s propagandist Josef Goebbels seized upon: Tell a lie long enough and loud enough and soon it will become accepted as truth.

One fact about the human creature Lucifer instinctively knew from the beginning of his seduction: People, in their fallen condition, will for the most part, choose to worship anything rather than the God who created them. Like Lucifer himself, they want to view themselves as godlike and do things their own way.

Psalms chapter 2 tells that the globalists wish to break free from the bonds of Heaven–from the governing hand the Supreme Being exerts on their capability to do what is right in their own eyes.

These human minions, spurred on by the demonic minions, work incessantly to convince the rest of us that we must look at the earth as our sustainer of life. We must treat her with great reverence. We must, in effect, worship her.

The lie includes the charge that those who do not follow this ecological-religious ideology–for example, Christians who don’t look at planet Earth as a living organism that must be treated as deity–are sinners of the first order. We won’t be among the elite 500,000,000 who ultimately will be privileged to inhabit the planet in order to make it sustainable.

We who follow God’s Word do have respect for the environment. We do want to do the best possible job of protecting this world that was made for us to live, work, and play upon. But, we don’t consider it a goddess to be worshiped.

The Lord says the following regarding the attempts by the globalist types to construct worship systems other than true worship of the True God:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:18-25)

Terry’s Interview with Jan Markell – Olive Tree Ministries – May 12, 2018

Jan Markell and Eric Barger welcome author Terry James as they talk about his new book “Deceivers.” Jesus, Paul, Timothy, and more, warned of last days’ deception. There is a subtle Satanic seduction of society today and we are drowning in deception in the world and church.

You can listen to the interview here:

Drowning in Deception

Indoctrination disguised as education. The religion of climate change enshrined. Witchcraft and the occult made mainstream. Fake news. We live in a world where deception is rampant and true agendas are rarely revealed.

Jesus foretold of this time as He answered His disciples’ question: What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Bible prophecy experts present analysis of today’s issues and events in Deceivers, revealing that Christ’s prophecy is literally unfolding before us today.

A collection of 12 leading experts.

Discover false prophets hiding behind the thin veneer of religious half-truths

Unveil the globalist agenda behind diplomatic, judicial, and political hypocrisy

Go behind misleading headlines and entertainment illusions to discern the truth.

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 REVELATIONS Now At Amazon!

Terry James’ just released book, REVELATIONS,  is now available at Amazon. You can get it in paperback or in Kindle at the following.

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Tyce Greyson is drawn ever deeper into intrigues first begun when an eerie accident in the  Isle of Patmos cave changes his life forever…

From chapter 4 of REVELATIONS by Terry James…

The schedule was set. They would fly out of JFK at 12:45 p.m. the next day. But first he would do the news broadcast, preceded by and followed by  promotion of the upcoming documentary series: Patmos Apocalypse.

He watched the laptop’s screen as the computer pulled up the document.

Israel, the Sign

The tentative title given the manuscript ran through his mind, whispered by the voice of the Jewish man in the religious garb. It was as if the little man in the religious get-up had dictated the title. Greyson could think of none better.

Bressnick had promised him time and funding for pursuing  research on the book. He would do  the research in Jerusalem and other places in Israel. He could do  so between times of  filming the documentary, which he would narrate for the most part. –Telling his story and going over the dramatic prophecies he had uttered since the bite by the viper.

The remembered words of the short, rotund, television preacher he had become fond of watching on Sundays thundered in his head now, while the text scrolled on the laptop’s screen.

“Have you noticed  how Israel is condemned by practically every nation in the U.N? Have you noticed that even though Israel does nothing through aggressive actions toward the Palestinians,…and the PLO and other Islamic-Arab actors in the area murder Israeli Jews,…it is the Jews, it is Israel who is called the aggressors…the occupiers…the murderers?”

The questions burned into his reporter’s curiosity. It was always the Arab states, the Islamists, that declared they would completely eradicate the Jewish state. –That vowed to push every last Jew into the Mediterranean.

The Arab coalition had indeed attempted to do just that on the historically notable occasions in1948 at Israel’s rebirth into modernity. The Arab forces, under Nasser then Sadat had tried to destroy Israel in 1956, 1967 and 1973. They continued their blood-vow to erase  Israel from being a nation.

Despite these rants, the rest of the world –with few exceptions– continued to declare Israel the problem. Israel must give in to the Palestinian demands  that  declared they wanted Israeli territory in exchange for peace. Yet the Arab enemies would never even recognize Israel as a legitimate state.

The Texas preacher’s words echoed again in his mind’s ear.

“The world hates Israel because that is the people out of whom the savior of the world…Jesus Christ…came into the world to seek and to save lost humanity. The Old Testament prophet, Zechariah, said it all in giving the end times declaration…”

The preacher had held up the big Bible, then placed it on the pulpit.

“Zechariah the prophet foretold the following,” the preacher had said before reading from the scripture.

“The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

Tyce  remembered the hours spent at the United Nations building. The constant diatribe against Israel. The delegations that got  up from their seats when Benjamin Netanyahu or other Israeli spoke before the assembly. –How the vote against Israel was overwhelming in most every case when the Jewish state was at the center of controversy.

The Zechariah prophecy could already be considered to have come true, he pondered, looking again to the laptop’s screen.

His own life was now being drawn irresistibly into the end of days drama, or whatsoever one might call it. Why and how had it happened? he had always considered such as in the same category as UFOs, ghost stories, and other matters. Things better suited to  the fiction writers’ pursuits than to journalists in pursuit of truth.

The Bible… he respected the Bible, having been raised a Catholic. But, as a journalist –a realist– the Bible was to be looked at as a great literary work –not as the very Word of God, as the Texas television preacher would have it.

Yet it was happening to him… Why him?… The Patmos visions, or whatsoever they were… The sudden celebrity from the…prophecies?

They had come true, those predictions… predictions he didn’t even remember making during those news casts.

And the next newscast was now less than an hour and a half away. –The final newscast before heading to Patmos and to Israel and Jerusalem in pursuit of… His Trying to find out what might be his own part in all of this strangeness…

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False Accusers

In thinking on Paul’s “perilous times” characterizations of end-times man, we have covered most all of them as they seemed to become most prominent in daily life.

Here, again, is the apostle’s forewarning of things to come in this regard:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

We have looked at each individually and collectively. Paul’s description of how humanity will be while the wrap-up of the Age of Grace nears its end has proven to be stunningly accurate. Of course, this shouldn’t surprise, because the apostle received  the descriptive directly from the mind of the Living God.

Paul tells us that the nearer the Church Age comes to its conclusion, the more self-centered human beings will become.

We have discussed in these commentaries that–in my view, at least, the “selfie” –photos of one’s self–is such a manifestation of Paul’s prophetic characterization.

It is perhaps somewhat of a humorous example, but an example, nonetheless. Combined with social media and the desire of so many to one-up others in lifestyle creation -often fictional–the selfie becomes even more significant in fulfillment of this prophetic element.

We have gone over other characteristics of end-times man Paul lays out in this prophetic passage. Another example of these characteristics manifesting in our society and culture today is that men will be “without natural affection.”

My own view of this prophetic manifestation in our time is, of course, homosexuality and abortion.

My wonderment has always been: How can anyone consider sexual relations with a person of the same sex as “natural” activity? How can anyone believe abortion to be “natural” in a mother dealing with a baby in her womb? Yet these are two of the most prominent social and cultural manifestations of our day.

We know from our daily news of how “fierce” people can be in dealing with each other. This sort of murderous news seems to be the kind that most interests the viewing public–thus stimulates the news-reporting sources to broadcast it.

All we have to do is consider many of our congressional leaders and other governmental “servants”–such as those within our judicial system–to see the truth in Paul’s condemning words about mankind being “heady” and “high-minded.” These more often than not go against the will of the people in making decisions that “rule,” not “serve,” we the people.

Now we come to the title of the commentary–the characteristic Paul terms “false accusers.”

This characteristic of end-times man has, in my view, become the most manifest of all for this particular hour while the end of the age draws to its conclusion.

The 2016 presidential election has brought this one front and center for all to clearly discern. Any sound-thinking people can–if they simply open their eyes and ears–realize that the effort to destroy this president and his presidency has been the drive of the political left. As a matter of fact, I have characterized it as a satanic rage by both human and demonic minions that come against this administration’s efforts to get America back on track.

Certainly, America has been derailed, moving farther and farther away from God’s directions for life on earth as put forth in His Holy Word. Having been founded on godly principles by the Founding Fathers, it has been Satan’s plan to remove all tethers from those spiritual moorings. He has been phenomenally successful in doing so. The former presidential administration and its deleterious achievements are proof of the fallen one’s success in that regard.

The nefarious work of Satan and the minions continue. They do so through “false accusation.”

There are so many false accusers and false accusations that one commentary could not begin to cover them. So, we will look briefly at the most obvious of the false accusations.

I’m thinking here about Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent who, for payment, apparently, by the opponent candidate’s campaign against Donald Trump, wrote a fictional dossier, falsely accusing Trump of salacious activity while in a hotel room in Russia. This was done, it has been proven through many months of closely examining the facts, in order to give the FISA judge reason to issue permission to open investigation into Trump’s collusion with Russia in the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

It is all totally false, of course, but Muller’s investigation goes on. This is false accusation manifest for all the world to see.

No matter which channel or network that is giving news, this is the number-one story. And, it has proven to be totally “fake news.” That, friends and countrymen, is “false accusers” doing their minion work right in our faces.

This particular characteristic of end-times man, forewarned by Paul the apostle, threatens to create a constitutional crisis, threatens to tear apart the United States by dividing America in a way not even the Civil War could accomplish.

The only comforting thing those who are under the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ can take from all this is that seeing all this in our headlines today means that our redemption is drawing near.

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