Issue Number 70 - MAY 2018

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."


Headlines Declare Mark of the Beast (Sunday Law) is Coming!

Truth-Provided Videos

In this issue:

Prophecy in the News -------page 1
Prophecy Study ------------- page 2
Easy Facts -------------------- page 2
Truth-Provided Videos ----- page 1
Bible Truth ---------------------page 3
Bible Study Lesson 22------- page 4
For Your Health---------------- page 4

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YOUTUBE: BIBLE IS HATE SPEECH!

Some of you may already know this, but a few weeks ago YouTube deleted a video I made claiming it was hate speech. I was trying to dispute and hopefully get the video released, but there's no fixing it now as YouTube refuses to answer any emails. And so I am just going to put it out there. As most of you know that subscribe to my YouTube channel; Google has been censoring me for years, and now that they own YouTube, they have deleted a few of my videos, placed copyright strikes on some wherein no copyright infringement happened, and they have even emailed me to alert me certain videos would not be allowed to be viewed in Israel, Germany and other nations due to their claims the content was politically troubling for those regions. They even tagged a sermon I did years ago wherein I explain how the powers that be fear our God. They actually showed their abject fear by placing a content warning on it stating the sermon was inappropriate. But every Christian with eyes that see can tell I only share Biblical truths as well as prophetic facts in all my sermons and videos. How on earth can a Bible sermon be deemed inappropriate is beyond me; but then these are the last days where this is to be expected.

A few weeks ago I got an email from YouTube saying they are deleting my video titled "US Muslims want Sharia Law that demands Christians MUST DIE!" wherein I shared reputable news articles, historic records, and Bible prophecies proving how the Pope and Islam are working hand in hand in the USA to bring about Shariah law that will cause the deaths of Christians. They not only claimed what I shared was HATE SPEECH even though all of it was 100% backed by Scripture, historic record and current news reports, they deleted the video and put a permanent statement online for those that click the link claiming the video was hate speech so as to both prevent the Pope and Islam from being ousted as well as make some less educated seekers choose to unsubscribe to my channel. If interested, you can view the video on my online archive at http://www.john1429.org/Shariah_in_USA.html. You can also click here (http://remnantofgod.org/blog/index.php/2016/06/13/afghanistan-migration-surging-into-america-99-support-sharia-law/) for all the prophetic and historic facts linked out in detail.

This video was deleted for a reason! And once you watch it you will realize they fear such truth getting out easily. In fact, when I asked YouTube to explain where the hate was in the video, and I asked them once in their dispute form and once more in another dispute form wherein I was able to remove a copyright strike on another video, I got no response whatsoever from either form! They won't even allow me to dispute it because they know if they try they will open a door they can't close! And so, as students of prophecy have been saying for years, the Bible we now use is considered hate speech right here in America by the powers that be.

That all being said, I am asking all of you to pray as well as share with me any server and or software ideas on building a video server wherein all the SDR brethren can upload their videos to. We need to have a safe place where the Bible will not be tagged hate speech and the freedom to proclaim present truth will continue. We will not be using public servers as my experience with them is not conducive to a free speech environment either. With the Lord's help we in the SDR church will set up our own servers and do all we can to continue proclaiming present truth far and wide. So again, please pray and share your ideas. And, just so you know, the videos and studies will become portable when the time comes that we are totally removed from the Internet so as to further continue the work our God has called us to do.


Continuing from last month...

Well, many volcanoes erupting can also lead to a great darkness.

The reason I say that is because of the word "darkness" in Revelation 16:10 which can be defined in both a literal as well as spiritual sense of the word. After all, Ezekiel 32:7 does say that, "when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light."


Online we find quite a few articles touching on the fact that the ring of fire, as it's called, is actually showing signs of awakening. And not just creeping small signs either. For those of you that are unaware, the ring of fire is a collection of volcanoes that are positioned in various places all around the world. Strange thing here is, they are all located on the ancient continental divide. Long ago, in the days of Peleg, the Lord "divided the earth" as 1 Chronicles 1:19 describes it. In other words, all the continents used to be connected in one massive continent called pangea. But during Peleg's day, the Lord caused them to part and drift across the oceans. See the animation in box #4 for an idea of how this came about.

Looking at a map of the world today, one can see how the eastern seaboard of South America fits snugly into the Western shores of Africa. There are many animations online that show how the continents drifted to their present positions if you're interested.

When the continents separated, it appears the areas in which they split became less stable over time. In fact, volcanoes have formed all along this unstable area, which stretches for about 25,000 miles along four of the world's continents as well as some island chains. This collection of volcanoes fairly recently became active and were eventually tagged the ring of fire. For decades scientists have been warning about this, yet lately the warnings have all but stopped. But not the activity.

For example, what I am about to share is rarely if ever mentioned in the mainstream media so as to keep an air of peace and safety among the masses. Mt. Lokon, in Indonesia has erupted more than 800 times since July. Ecuador is under an orange alert since December 17. Lava is flowing in Kamchatka and Guatemala. Ash plumes have caused numerous airport shut downs and reroutes since May of 2011 due to zero visibility in the region. Some like the one in Iceland made it to the mainstream News because it was impossible to hide due to its great size. You could actually see the ash plume from space! Still, they are being ignored for the most part as all this continues.

Continuing we see that there have been at least 4 seismic events per hour at a volcano in Mexico recently, and just recently scientists have discovered what they term "one of the world's weirdest volcanoes" on the seafloor just off the shore of Baja, Mexico. Mt. Fuji near Tokyo Japan, which has been dormant at least 300 years, has recently awakened, and some scientists predict a "big-scale explosive eruption" is imminent due to the massive pressure buildup within the mountain. In fact, they are also warning everyone in Japan and neighboring nations that a very dangerous build up of magna is forming in a large number of Japan's 110 volcanoes.

To be continued….

 

Question: I have a question regarding swearing. They (the court) asked if you swear or affirm. They say affirm for people who won’t swear but it legally means the same thing. So if it means the same thing, you shouldn’t affirm either, right?

ANSWER:
Matthew 5:34-37, "But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:  Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."

Some may see Matthew 5:34-37 as proof we must not swear. I agree, this is not wise to do when trying to convince others regarding the truth we share. Constantly saying, "I swear to God" cheapens the Gospel message. So, in context, Jesus is proclaiming a simple "yes should = yes and a no = no."

As for a courtroom, if you feel uneasy about it, affirmation is acceptable in courtrooms. This is what I would do in my early years as a Christian because I thought I wasn’t supposed to swear. However, over the years I learned that a judicial oath is ok to take. Truth is, even Jesus took one when He was on trial.

Matthew 26:63-64, "But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

Here the Pharisee asked Jesus to take an oath when he said “I adjure thee.” Jesus then acknowledged that as it was as the Pharisee said, proving judicial oaths are ok to take. Mankind cannot read the hearts of men, therefore we need a method that usually works on hearts that fear to offend God by lying. Yes, in today's world this isn't as valid as it was in days of old because most people don’t fear God. But the hearts of the remnant people are still striving to be pure enough to please the Lord. So an oath by them would indeed be valid. After all... If it was wrong for Jesus to speak under oath, He would have corrected the Pharisee when he asked him to speak under oath. We know Jesus never missed an occasion to correct the errors of the religious leaders of that day so as to better educate them and those listening.

By the way, SOP also speaks on this...
"...Our Saviour did not, however, forbid the use of the judicial oath, in which God is solemnly called to witness that what is said is truth and nothing but the truth. Jesus Himself, at His trial before the Sanhedrin, did not refuse to testify under oath. {Reflecting Christ 71.3}"

“I saw that the words of our Lord, "Swear not at all," do not touch the judicial oath. "Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil." This refers to common conversation. Some exaggerate in their language. Some swear by their own life; others swear by their head—as sure as they live; as sure as they have a head. Some take heaven and earth to witness that such things are so. Some hope that God will strike them out of existence if what they are saying is not true. It is this kind of common swearing against which Jesus warns His disciples.” {Counsels for the Church 315.4}

Disciples of Christ: It is all old wives' fables to talk of the 'change of the sabbath'
"If it [the Ten Commandments] yet exist, let us observe it... And if it does not exist, let us abandon a mock observance of another day for it. 'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and by whom? - No, it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned [in Genesis 2:1-3] must be changed before the observance or respect to the reason, can be changed. It is all old wives' fables to talk of the 'change of the sabbath' from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws ex officio, - I think his name is "Doctor Antichrist.'" Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, February 2, 1824, vol 1, no. 7

"The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just preceding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of such a change." -First Day Observance , pp. 17, 19.

Episcopal:
Bible commandment says the seventh day "The Bible commandment says on the seventh-day thou shalt rest. That is Saturday. Nowhere in the Bible is it laid down that worship should be done on Sunday." Phillip Carrington, quoted in Toronto Daily Star, Oct 26, 1949 [Carrington (1892-), Anglican archbishop of Quebec, spoke the avove in a message on this subject delivered to a packed assembly of clergymen. It was widely reported at the time in the news media].

Lutheran:
They err in teaching Sunday Sabbath But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel.....These churches err in their teaching, for scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect" John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday, pp.15, 16

"We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish Sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christian of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both." The Sunday Problem, a study book by the Lutheran Church (1923) p.36

"They [Roman Catholics] allege the change of the Sabbath into the Lord's day, as it seemeth, to the Decalogue [the ten commandments]; and they have no example more in their mouths than they change of the Sabbath. They will needs have the Church's power to be very great, because it hath dispensed with the precept of the Decalogue."

The Augsburg Confession, 1530 A.D. (Lutheran), part 2, art 7, in Philip Schaff, the Creeds of Christiandom, 4th Edition, vol 3, p. 64 [this important statement was made by the Lutherans and written by Melanchthon, only thirteen years after Luther nailed his theses to the door and began the Reformation].

"They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, as having been changed into the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten commandments!"

Augsburg Confession of Faith,art. 28; written by Melanchthon and approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Henry Jacobs, editor (1911), p.63

Lutheran- Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and Church (1843)"The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a Divine command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic Church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday."

John Theodore Mueller (a Lutheran) - Sabbath or Sunday- "But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel .... These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect."

CARE FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • Anything which is taken into the stomach is converted into blood and becomes part of the being.
  • The benefit you derive from thorough digestion of the food is more important than to the quantity eaten.
  • The length of time the food stays in the mouth is more important than to the gratification of the taste of the food eaten. It is important to eat slowly and allow the saliva to mingle with the food. Chew the food well. Thorough mastication is beneficial to the teeth and to the stomach. When your time to eat is limited, just eat less and slowly.
  • Weakened digestive system produces weakened, depressed and congested mental power.
  • Never be anxious and excited while eating. Enjoy your meal and do not harbor negative feelings and you will enjoy good nourishment.
  • Never engage into heavy and taxing work immediately after a meal. The brain needs to focus on digestion and if so taxed heavily; the process of digestion will be hindered.
  • The stomach needs its regular period of labor and rest. When we lie down to rest for the night, the stomach and other organs of the body should also rest. No digestion should happen during bedtime or the stomach will be exhausted and become weary.
  • Drinking is not needed with meals. Water taken in meals diminishes the flow of the salivary glands and if the water is cold, digestion will be hindered until the stomach gains enough warmth to be able to work again. Too much liquid during meals will make it difficult for the food to be digested for the liquid must first be absorbed.
  • Pure water drunk some little time before or after mealtime is all what nature requires to quench thirst. Hot drinks do not impart good benefits to the body. Allow hot food to cool down before they are eaten.
  • It is not wise to always rely largely of porridge for it is too much like liquid and this is not going to insure health to the digestive organs.
  • The stomach needs time to rest before the second meal is eaten. Nothing in between should be eaten to allow it to rest from labor. At least five hours should be given between each meal and if you give it a try, two meals would be better than three but let each person study his own system and decide. No one should be a criterion for another.
  • For three meals a day, the third meal should be light and must be several hours before bed. The sleep is generally disturbed with unpleasant dreams when more food is forced upon the stomach.
  • Regularity in eating is very important. Food taken into the stomach at untimely season will not produce a healthy system.
  • Rich and complicated mixtures of food destroy the health. The less condiment and desserts, the better it will be for all.
  • Great amount of milk and sugar clog the system, irritate the digestive organs and affect the brain. Sugar, if largely used, is more injurious than meat.
  • Eating too much than what the body requires burdens the whole system. The digestive system is overworked. Throwing off excess food burdens the liver and results in sickness.
  • Compression of the waist (clothing) hinders digestion. It is harmful to the whole body to wear tight clothing. All our organs need a room for healthful action.
  • Proper circulation of the blood contributes to thorough digestion of food. Clothing must be appropriate to the climate to ensure that blood is properly circulating throughout the whole body.

 

Lesson 22:

The Beast of Revelation 13

1. What happened to the fourth beast of Daniel 7?
Daniel 7:11 _____________________________________________


2. The dominion of the other three beasts was taken away, yet what about their actual lives?
Daniel 7:12 ____________________________________________

3. John saw a beast rise up out of what?
Revelation 13:1 ________________________________________   

4. This beast was composed of characteristics from what three other beasts?
Revelation 13:2 ________________________________________

5. From whom did this beast receive his power, and his seat, and great authority?
Revelation 13:2 _______________________________________

6. Who is the dragon?
Revelation 12:9 _______________________________________

 


7. What name was written on the beast’s heads?
Revelation 13:1 ________________________________________

8. Blasphemy is when you, being a man, do what?
John 10:33 ___________________________________________

9. The man of sin opposeth and exalteth himself how high?
2 Thessalonians 2:4 ____________________________________

10. He as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself what?
2 Thessalonians 2:4 ____________________________________    
We are not to worship man (Acts 10:25, 26), good angels (Revelation 22:8, 9), fallen angels (Matthew 4:9, 10), or any created being (Romans 1:25). We are to worship Jesus (Hebrews 1:6; Philippians 2:10).

11. There was given unto the beast a mouth doing what?
Revelation 13:5 ___________________________________________

 

To be continued….