Joshua Selman’s Second Trip; Kaduna to Kasarani

The Manifest Sons of God

One of most radical teachings in the New Apostolic Reformation movement is known as the “Manifest Sons of God.” According to this teaching, the people who continue to receive the new revelation given by NAR apostles and prophets will gain more and more supernatural powers until they eventually become “manifest” or “sons of God.” These manifested sons of God will overcome sickness and death and execute God’s judgments on earth.

Pagan Celtic St Columba, whose motto proclaimed “Christ is my Druid,” was held in high regard by leading false prophet of The Latter Rain/Manifest Son’s of God, William Branham. On his occult masonic pyramid-shaped tombstone in Jeffersonville, Indiana are inscribed the names of the seven churches of Revelation and seven men. If the two faces of the pyramid juxtaposed one over the other, the fourth church and man listed is Thyatirean – Columba.”

William Branham’s Gravestone

This is no fringe movement, but a rapidly institutionalizing entity larger than most Protestant denominations. The leadership has forged this movement from several strands of Celtic spirituality, referred to as the Third Wave. Under the now deceased Convening Apostle, C. Peter Wagner, they have formed an international entity encompassing thousands of independent, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches worldwide, as well as hundreds of cross-denominational parachurch organizations, their own educational and accreditation systems, conventions, media, and businesses.

Paul clearly warned: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore, watch and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. Acts 20:29-31.

An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And my people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end? Jeremiah 5:30-31.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Ephesians 5:6.

Fearfully, the masses will follow the New Apostolic Reformation on their quest toward a “Dominionist Utopia.”

“…many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” 2 Peter 2:2.

May the Living Lord Jesus Christ keep us in His Word during the perilous times in which we live.

Sakayo Wambua

Joshua Selman Nimmak, the Nigerian false teacher, is here again. He is a keynote speaker at a three-day conference in Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi – Kenya, themed, Sons of God MANIFEST – Romans 8:14. The much-awaited ‘Gathering of Apostles’ revival meeting brings together several speakers and gospel musicians, and Kenyans are excited about the anointed arrival of the Jos-born apostle.

The Man:

Joshua Selman, 42, is the leader of the Koinonia church, in Kaduna State, Nigeria, which he founded in 2011. He claims that he was born again as a child but later was filled with the spirit while in high school where he began speaking in tongues. Selman is a sensational motivational speaker who is adored by both old and young in Nigeria and beyond, with his social media channels drawing thousands of viewers daily. His Koinonia ministry is described as a place“To reveal the wealth of…

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The Gap Theory

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4.

Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. Luke 11:35.

“Those who advocate the Gap Theory argue that there was previous life on this earth before God created the earth as recorded in Genesis 1:2. They argue that there is a large gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. And it was on this previous earth when the dinosaurs roamed. Moreover, they argue that the previous earth ended with a war between the angels of God and the angels of Satan, and God sent a flood that destroyed the surface of the earth and killed all animals and men. After God destroyed the first earth He restored it. This is also known as the Ruin-Restoration theory.

Most importantly, the gap theory undermines the gospel at its foundations
by accepting an ancient age for the earth (based on the standard uniformitarian interpretation of the geologic column). Gap theorists leave the evolutionary system intact (which by their own assumptions they oppose).

Even worse, they must also theorize that Romans 5:12 and Genesis 3:3 refer only to spiritual death. This contradicts other scriptures, such as 1 Corinthians 15 and Genesis 3:22–23. These passages tell us that Adam’s sin led to physical death, as well as spiritual death. In 1 Corinthians 15 the death of the Last Adam (the Lord Jesus Christ) is compared with the death of the first Adam. Jesus suffered physical death for man’s sin, because Adam, the first man, died physically because of sin.

In cursing man with physical death, God also provided a way to redeem man through His Son Jesus Christ, who suffered the curse of death on the Cross for us. He tasted “death for everyone” according to Hebrews 2:9. He took the penalty that should rightly have been ours at the hands of the Righteous Judge, and bore it in His own body on the Cross. Jesus Christ tasted death for all mankind, and He defeated death when He rose from the grave three days later. Men can be free from eternal death in hell if they repent (have a change of mind) and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who shed his precious blood for the covering of sin. They then are received back to God to spend eternity with Him. That is the message of Gospel.

To believe there was death before Adam’s sin destroys the basis of the Gospel message. The Bible states that man’s rebellious actions led to death and the corruption of the universe, but the gap theory undermines the reason that man needs a Savior.” (Answers in Genesis)

Freemason Thomas Chalmers (Lodge St. Vigean, 1800) is often credited amongst the first proponent of the Gap Theory. Chalmers (1780 – 1847), was a Scottish minister, professor of theology, political economist and a leader of both the Church of Scotland and of the Free Church of Scotland.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica (c.1933), many masonic ceremonies and practices resemble the rituals of ancient religious ceremonies, particularly the initiatory rites and ceremonies of Indian races, the Druids, and other ancient pagan religions.

“Freemasonry is identical to the ancient mysteries” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogmas)

Proponents of this form of creationism have included Oral Roberts, Cyrus I. Scofield, Harry Rimmer, Jimmy Swaggart, Benny Hinn, Perry Stone, G. H. Pember, L. Allen Higley, Arthur Pink, Peter Ruckman, C. S. Lewis, Finis Jennings Dake, Chuck Missler, Gene Kim, Geoffrey Grider, Charles Lawson, Les Feldick, Gary Stearman, E. W. Bullinger, Donald Grey Barnhouse, Herbert W. Armstrong, Garner Ted Armstrong and Clarence Larkin.

In his book “Dispensation Truth” highly recommended by Geoffrey Grider (Now The End Begins Bible Study, July 20, 2022)), Larkin depicts the masonic sun and moon symbols in some of his illustrations including the gap theory – all in plain sight.

Fig. 3. Clarence Larkin, “Generation,” from Dispensational Truth, or God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages
(Philadelphia, PA: Clarence Larkin Estate, 1918).
Fig. 5. Clarence Larkin, “The Fourth Day,” from Dispensational Truth, or God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages (Philadelphia, PA: Clarence Larkin #state, 1918)
Sun and Moon flanking a Masonic Compass and Square. The Sun and Moon feature
throughout Masonic ritual, symbol and ceremony.

“The Sun is the ancient symbol of the life-giving and generative power of the Deity. To the ancients, light was the cause of life; and God was the source from which all light flowed; the essence of Light, the Invisible Fire, developed as Flame manifested as light and splendor. The Sun was his manifestation and visible image; and the Sabæans worshipping the Light — God, seemed to worship the Sun, in whom they saw the manifestation of the Deity. The Moon was the symbol of the passive capacity of nature to produce, the female, of which the life-giving power and energy was the male. It was the symbol of Isis, Astarte, and Artemis, or Diana. The “Master of Life” was the Supreme Deity, above both, and manifested through both; Zeus, the Son of Saturn, become King of the Gods; Horus, son of Osiris and Isis, become the Master of Life; Dionusos or Bacchus, like Mithras, become the author of Light and Life and Truth. ” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. I : Apprentice, The Twelve-Inch Rule and Common Gavel, p. 1)

Fearfully, “…many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” 2 Peter 2:2.

In a world full of treachery, lies and deceit it is comforting to meditate on Jesus Christ’s answer to Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” Jesus gave the solution to Pilate’s question in fact before the words even came out of the Roman leader’s mouth. Pilate just refused to hear what Jesus told him. Quoting from John 18:37, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” All who hearken to Christ’s Words will be led to the truth of Life and will receive His promise of salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is soon to come.

If you do not have a personal relationship with the Living Lord Jesus Christ, repent (have a change of mind) and put your complete faith in ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,” who paid for the sins of the world by His atoning blood sacrifice when He was pierced upon the cross – the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

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The Heresy of Angel Offspring Who Became Physical Giants

Many heavyweights within the Christian community including Chuck Missler 1934-2018, Koinonia House, Terry James, Rapture Ready, Bill Perkins, author and speaker, Gary Stearman, Prophecy in the News, L. A. Marzulli, author, lecturer and film-maker, Thomas Horn, author and Stephen Quayle, author, teach these salacious sci-fi scenarios by twisting the Scriptures to suit their own agenda, most especially Genesis Chapter 6 – into a myth focused upon demonic hordes returning to earth through unseen portals in the heavenlies.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4.

Matthew 24:38 reveals four things that will be taking place on the earth prior to Jesus` Second Coming: mankind will be “eating,” “drinking,” “marrying,” and “being given in marriage.” There is no mention of any demonic hordes returning to earth! The clear implication of these sobering passages is that people—sinners—will be doing normal things up until the time judgment comes. They won’t be prepared for what happens very quickly—like the flood waters that overtook the men and women of Noah’s day. The details for this judgment are found in the Book of Revelation— offspring of wicked angels and human women who became physical giants are conspicuously absent from all twenty-two chapters.

Genesis Chapter 6 – Who are the Sons of God?

“Genesis 6:1-8 says, “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

The emphasis in the above passage is upon man and his wickedness — not upon the wickedness of angels. “When MEN began to multiply on the face of the earth, and DAUGHTERS WERE BORN UNTO THEM…” The phrase which people wonder about being angels is the phrase “the sons of God.” But when you consider the whole Book of Genesis, the words “angel” and “angels” appear many times. The word “angel” appears in the Book of Genesis 11 times, and the word “angels” appears 4 times.

There is a saying about Bible interpretation which goes something like this, “If the literal sense makes common sense, then seek no other sense.” In other words, do not try and read more into a passage than is there. Case in point, I do not know of anyone who has ever read Genesis 6, and interpreted it as angels committing immorality with women, and thus producing a race of giants. People only wonder about that after someone suggests the thought. But upon the first reading of that chapter, I do not think that anyone has ever come up with that idea. That alone gives you a clue that it is not a natural interpretation of that passage.

Yes, the Bible does refer to certain angels committing especially offensive sins during the days when the ark was being built. I Peter 3:18-20 says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Jude 6, 7 says, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

The Bible is clear that angels do not have children. Matthew 22:23-30 says, “The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”

Mark 12:24,25 says, “And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”

Luke 20:34-36 says, “And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”

The Bible is very clear that the giants of Genesis 6 are the result of marriage, and are not “half men-half angels.”

Genesis 6:1-8 says, “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS; AND ALSO AFTER THAT, WHEN THE SONS OF GOD CAME IN UNTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, AND THEY BARE CHILDREN TO THEM, THE SAME BECAME MIGHTY MEN WHICH WERE OF OLD, MEN OF RENOWN. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

If you will notice that passage carefully, you will notice that there were already giants in the earth, and AFTER THAT, the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare mighty men.

It is not necessary to have angels involved to produce giants. What about Goliath and his family? Were they half angel? Who has ever thought that Goliath must be part angel? Then why must angels be involved in Genesis to come up with giants in the land?

What about Robert Wadlow? He was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918. At 8 years old, he was 6’0″. At 11 years old, he was 6’7″. At 14 years old, he was 7’5″. At 17 years old, he was 8’1/2″. At 22 years old he was over 8’11″ — almost 9’ tall. He died in Manistee, Michigan. His shoes were size 37AA. Was he the result of an angel? No. He was just a big man. (Guinness Book Of World Records, 1976).

Adam was called the “son of God,” and he was not an angel. Luke 3:36-38 says, “Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of ADAM, WHICH WAS THE SON OF GOD.” Liberty Gospel Tract

The heresy of fallen angels marrying human woman and producing giants is found in the unbiblical Book of Enoch, Chapter 6.

“1 And it came to pass, when the sons of men had increased, that in those days there were born to them fair and beautiful daughters.

2 And the Angels, the sons of Heaven, saw them and desired them. And they said to one another: “Come, let us choose for ourselves wives, from the children of men, and let us beget, for ourselves, children.”
(Baruch 3:24-28)

3 And Semyaza, who was their leader, said to them: “I fear that you may not wish this deed to be done and that I alone will pay for this great sin.”

4 And they all answered him, and said: “Let us all swear an oath, and bind one-another with curses, so not to alter this plan, but to carry out this plan effectively.”

5 Then they all swore together and all bound one another with curses to it.

6 And they were, in all, two hundred and they came down on Ardis, which is the summit of Mount Hermon. And they called the mountain Hermon because on it they swore and bound one another with curses.

7 And these are the names of their leaders: Semyaza, who was their leader, Urakiba, Ramiel, Kokabiel, Tamiel, Ramiel, Daniel, Ezeqiel, Baraqiel, Asael, Armaros, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsiel, Satael, Turiel, Yomiel, Araziel.

8 These are the leaders of the two hundred Angels and of all the others with them.”

Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. Titus1:13-14

In this world full of deception it is comforting to meditate on Jesus Christ’s answer to Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” Jesus gave the solution to Pilate’s question in fact before the words even came out of the Roman leader’s mouth. Pilate just refused to hear what Jesus told him. Quoting from Jn. 18:37, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” All who hearken to Christ’s Words will be led to the truth of Life and will receive His promise of salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is soon to come. Repent and put your complete faith in ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,” who paid for the sins of the world by His atoning blood sacrifice when He was pierced upon the cross – the Risen, Eternal Lord – Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6).

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my cleansing this I see—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
For my pardon this my plea—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can my sin erase
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Naught of works, ’tis all of grace—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
This is all my righteousness—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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ReAwaken America Tour: New Apostolic Reformation – 7 Mountains Mandate

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Ephesians 5:11-13.

Except from the 2002 message ‘Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality/The Emergent Church’:

“Leaders within the apostate church refer to “reaching the West for a third time” using the ancient pagan British Apostolic Celtic Church’s missionary model as the “third wave.” The “first wave” the evangelization by this early pagan church with its Eastern-influenced spirituality, led by [Celtic Saints] Patrick and Columba. The “second wave” began in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and George Whitefield being the principle figures of this movement, which became known as the Great Awakening in the American colonies and the Evangelic Revival in the British Isles. The “third wave” of Celtic spirituality gained further prominence around the world in 1906 with the Azusa Street Revival. British Israel believer Charles Fox Parham, Father of Pentecostalism, played a central role. Then starting in the late 60’s and early 70’s Celtic spirituality gained further influence around the world with the emergence of the Jesus Movement, followed by the New Age Movement (repackaged Celtic spirituality), the Hebraic Roots Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR.) There is little doubt that these movements were founded to usher in the anti-Christ, the one world religion and the Oral Babylonian Noahide Laws. It is also possible the NAR will spearhead a second apostate counter-culture Jesus Movement in the future…”

7 Noahide Laws

Do not deny God (no idolatry)
Do not murder.
Do not engage in sexual immorality.
Do not blaspheme
Do not steal
Do not eat of a live animal (no eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive).
courts and legal systems to ensure obedience of these laws.

The 7 Noahide Laws are already being promoted to set up the anti-Christ system. Violate any one of them and on the testimony of one witness and one judge, all of whom will be part of the Beast system and the punishment will be death by beheading. And lest you think these laws will not be enforced by the anti-Christ, on Mar. 26th 1991, George H.W. Bush, President of the United States signed Public Law 102-14 which states: “Whereas Congress recognized the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded; Whereas these ethical principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization when they were referred to as the Seven Noahide Laws; Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stand in serious peril of returning to chaos.”

102—14 (H.J. Res. 104): March 20, 1991
Education Day, USA Proclamation
Joint Resolution to designate March 26, 1991 as “Education Day, USA”
Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;

Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws;

Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;

Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;

Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;

Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;

Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;

Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, “the rebbe”, this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of “education and giving”, the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and

Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state: Now, therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, is designated as “Education Day. U.S.A.”. The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Approved March 20, 1991.

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4.

The Manifest Sons of God

One of most radical teachings in the New Apostolic Reformation movement is known as the “Manifest Sons of God.” According to this teaching, the people who continue to receive the new revelation given by NAR apostles and prophets will gain more and more supernatural powers until they eventually become “manifest” or “sons of God.” These manifested sons of God will overcome sickness and death and execute God’s judgments on earth.

Pagan Celtic St Columba, whose motto proclaimed “Christ is my Druid,” was held in high regard by leading false prophet of The Latter Rain Movement, William Branham. On his occult masonic pyramid-shaped tombstone in Jeffersonville, Indiana are inscribed the names of the seven churches of Revelation and seven men. If the two faces of the pyramid juxtaposed one over the other, the fourth church and man listed is Thyatirean – Columba.”


William Branham’s Gravestone

Colorado Springs, Colorado is the networking headquarters of the Neo Evangelists/New Apostolic Reformation.

The 7 million dollar World Prayer Center founded by C. Peter Wagner and former pastor of New Life Church, Ted Haggard, opened in 2003. Located next to New Life Church this center with a “war room” in the basement has been dubbed a “spiritual norad”…a prayerful parallel to nearby NORAD. The World Prayer Center gathers data on the advancement of world evangelism, networking of churches, missions and mission groups via electronic mail and the worldwide web.

Over the years many of the New Apostolic Reformation heavyweights including C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Dutch Sheets, Dick Eastman, Lou Engle, Jay E. Gary, Dean Cozzens, Jim Rutz and Loren Cunningham have lived, or still live in Colorado Springs.

Loren Cunningham The 7 Mountain Strategy


In the book Making Jesus Lord by Loren Cunningham (YWAM, 1988, p. 134), Cunningham wrote:

“Sometimes God does something dramatic to get our attention. That’s what happened to me in 1975. My family and I were enjoying the peace and quiet of a borrowed cabin in the Colorado Rockies. I was stretched out on a lounge chair in the midday warmth, praying and thinking. I was considering how we Christians – not just the mission I was part of, but all of us – could turn the world around for Jesus.

A list came to my mind: categories of society which I believed we should focus on in order to turn nations around to God. I wrote them down, and stuck the paper in my pocket.

The next day, I met with a dear brother, the leader of Campus Crusade For Christ, Dr. Bill Bright. He shared with me something God had given him – several areas to concentrate on to turn the nations back to God! They were the same areas, with different wording here and there, that were written on the page in my pocket. I took it out and showed Bill and we shook our heads in amazement.

Here’s a list (refined and clarified a bit over the years) that God gave me that sunny day in Colorado:

The home
The church
Schools
Government and politics
The media
Arts, entertainment, and sports
Commerce, science, and technology


These seven spheres of influence will help us shape societies for Christ.” https://www.the7mountains.com/history-of-the-7-mountains

Ordo Ab Chao (Order Out of Chaos) – The New Apostolic Reformation

Followers of Kingdom-Now Dominion Theology, also known as Christian Reconstructionism and Replacement Theology, believe that biblical Christianity will rule all areas of society, personal and corporate and the church replaces Israel (Anti-Semitism). Those who hold these views also believe that Christ will not return to earth until God’s kingdom has been established. The principal goal, then, of the dominionist New Apostolic Reformation is political and religious domination of the world.

This is no fringe movement, but a rapidly institutionalizing entity larger than most Protestant denominations. The leadership has forged this movement from several strands of Celtic spirituality, referred to as the Third Wave. Under the now deceased Convening Apostle, C. Peter Wagner, they have formed an international entity encompassing thousands of independent, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches worldwide, as well as hundreds of cross-denominational parachurch organizations, their own educational and accreditation systems, conventions, media, and businesses.

The biggest innovation of NAR is the belief that apostles, working together with prophets, must take over governance of governments and the church so that God’s end-time plans can be fulfilled and Christ can return. In fact, NAR leaders hold that these apostles have governing authority equal to the original apostles. According to C. Peter Wagner, these apostles get their authority directly from God. Therefore, failure to submit to a NAR apostle is seen as failure to submit to God. Because of their perceived spiritual authority, these leaders even exert considerable influence on the local and national voting practices of their followers. According to NAR teachings, Apostles do have limited spheres of authority. No one apostle has authority over entire governments and churches. None of this implies that present-day apostles have less authority than the original apostles, according to Wagner.

Church history has shown that whenever new claimants to the office of apostle have arisen, so have false teachings. The teachings of many such persons today, as we have seen, are shocking in the extremity of their error. C. Peter Wagner was correct when claiming that churches that he terms “apostolic” in this new sense are part of the fastest growing segment of the church in the world today – this is proof of massive end time apostasy (“falling away”) and not the revival he claims it to be.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

The Word of God does not predict a great end time ‘revival’ or ushering in the Kingdom of God, but rather the very opposite; increasing evil, times of peril, false teachings, false prophets and deceptive signs and wonders.

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.

The Greek word translated “rebellion” or “falling away” in verse 3 is apostasia, from which we get the English word apostasy. It refers to a general defection from the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Living Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Bible, and the Christian faith.

Quotes from the New Apostolic Reformation heavyweights:

“No prophet or apostle who ever lived, equaled the power of these individuals I saw this great army of the Lord in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul. No one else enjoyed the power that is going to rest on this great army.” – Paul Cain

“What’s going to happen now will transcend what Paul did, what David did and what Moses did.” – Jack Deere

The dismantling of organizations and disbanding of some works will be a positive and exhilarating experience for the Lord’s faithful servants…the Lord will raise up a great company of prophets, teachers, pastors and apostles that will be of the spirit of Phinehas…this ‘ministry of Phinehas’ will save congregations, and at times, even whole nations. Nations will tremble at the mention of their name…” – Rick Joyner

“God’s rasing up a new standard, a new banner, if you will, that’s going to radically change the expression, the understanding of Christianity in our generation…. God has invited us to have a role in establishing a new order of Christianity… God is offering to this generation something He has never offered to any other generation…beware lest old-order brethren rob you and steal this hope from you.” – Paul Cain

“All the sick are gonna be healed, the dead are gonna be raised and nations are gonna turn to God in a day.” – Paul Cain

“The day is coming, I tell you this, I know it like I know my name, the day is coming when there will not be one sick saint in the Body of Christ. No one will be raptured out of a hospital bed. You’re all gonna be healed before the rapture.” – Benny Hinn

The Seven Mountains Mandate

“Is the seven mountain mandate biblical? What is the 7-M mandate?
Proponents of the seven mountain (7-M) mandate say and teach that the Church must take control of seven important aspects of society, or “mountains,” before Jesus will return to earth.

The seven mountains are:

1) Education
2) Religion
3) Family
4) Business
5) Government/Military
6) Arts/Entertainment
7) Media

These seven mountains are identified as the molders and shapers of society, impacting the way people think and behave. The mountains are sometimes referred to as “pillars,” “shapers,” “molders,” and “spheres.” The focus of those following this teaching is on “occupying” or even “invading” these mountains, thereby “transforming” society.

The 7-M movement grew out of Dominion Theology based in Genesis 1:28, but does not interpret that Scripture correctly. The 7-M movement teaches followers to pursue control over civil aspects of society as a part of a worldwide kingdom for Jesus. Some point to Isaiah 2:2 which mentions the establishment of the Lord’s temple on the highest mountain. Some also believe the ushering of Jesus back to earth is dependent upon them establishing moral laws [Oral Babylonian Talmud Noahide Laws] and punishments based on these laws.

The 7-M movement grew as self-appointed prophets and apostles added their input based on dreams and visions and other revelations they claim to have received. The seven mountain mandate is now espoused by so-called prophets and apostles associated with the New Apostolic Reformation, who say they have special knowledge or revelation from God. They focus on control—both of society in general and of their followers by placing expectations of continual advancing upon the “mountains” making each more honoring to God. However, the Bible clearly says the world will get worse rather than better before Jesus returns.

The seven mountain mandate, followed by many in Charismatic and Pentecostal churches, is unbiblical, damaging to the witness of Christians, and confuses Christians who follow it.

The main teacher of the 7-M movement is Lance P. Wallnau who expanded Jesus’ Great Commission to “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18–20) to include social transformation. He teaches that the Church, established in most every nation, has little influence on the culture around it and that must significantly change. He has identified the seven spheres of society in which that influence must be increased, sometimes calling them the “gates of hell” which serve as portals over the “kings” or influence-shapers.

Wallnau teaches that the Abrahamic Covenant in which God promises Abraham lasting inheritance, coupled with Deuteronomy 28:12–14 that Israel should lead nations, leads to a conclusion that the Church should claim that promise and fulfill that mandate. Individual Christians, Wallnau says, should take the greatest control or power over the largest mountain or peak they can in their sphere of influence.

The 7-M movement places upon Christians a mandate to dominate world systems to usher in Jesus’ return. Spiritually, these ideas are closely associated with New Age [repackaged Celtic Spirituality] thoughts that call for a spiritual shift in which humans become co-redeemers of earth.

Though Jesus calls Christians to be lights in the world (Matthew 5:14), there is nothing in the Bible that requires or encourages them to dominate world systems to make them more like heaven and trigger Jesus’ return. The Bible, in contrast with this teaching, says that in the last days the world will be further from God’s ideal rather than parallel to it (2 Timothy 3:1, 13; 2 Peter 3:3). Christians are called to actively share the gospel of Christ and be His ambassadors in a lost and dying world (Matthew 28:18–20; 2 Corinthians 5:17–21). We should have an impact on society, but not through domination or forceful change. Rather, we are to share the love of God with others, stand up for His truth, and eagerly await Jesus’ return when He will make all things new (Revelation 21).” (CompellingTruth.org)

ReAwaken America Tour

The ReAwaken America Tour, brainchild of wealthy life-coach, Clay Clark, have hosted sell-out crowds in the thousands at churches and other venues across the country, offering a controversial mix of worship, medical advice, and politics.

Among the many ReAwaken America Tour speakers include/have included: retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Mike Lindell, Texas Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton, Charlie Kirk, Chad Prather, Pastor Phil Hotsenpiller, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ian Smith, Roger Stone, Melissa Tate, Dave Scarlett, Senator Wendy Rogers, Doctor Richard Bartlett, Gene Ho, Patrick Byrne, Scott McCay, Anna Khait, Sam Sorbo, Doctor Mark Sherwood, Attorney Thomas Renz, Doctor Stella Emmanuel, Attorney Leigh Dundas, Doctor Jim Meehan, Sheriff Vic Regalado, Joey Gilbert, Doctor Sherri Tenpenny, Doctor Rob Marsh, Leila Centner, Lori Gregory, Charleen Bollinger, Del Bigtree, Kevin Jenkins, Doctor Carrie Madej, Doctor Judy Mikovits, Steve Maxwell, Doctor Eric Nepute, Alfie Oakes, Sidney Powell, Doctor Alan Keyes, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, Pastor Leon Benjamin, Pastor Mark Burns, Mike Provenzano, Doctor Shannon Kroner, Doctor Andy Wakefeld, Pastor Jackson Lahmeyer, Amanda Grace, Doctor Cordie Williams, Pastor Mark Burnsand, Mike Adams, Sean Feucht, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Thousands gathered at Influence Church in Anaheim, California, July 17-18, 2021.

DISCLAIMER: Right Wing Watch is a liberal organization. However, they do have information that the mainstream ministries are not exposing.

“Among the speakers this time around was “apostle” Leon Benjamin, a Virginia-based pastor who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2020. Introduced as “a former spiritual adviser for the Trump administration,” Benjamin used his time on stage to declare that the church should “rule and reign” over America while promoting Seven Mountains Dominionism…

“The church was meant to rule and reign in the Earth,” Benjamin declared while proclaiming that the church needs modern “apostles,” such as himself, to guide it properly. “What happens when the church is not apostolically uniformed? We don’t have the true mission of what Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, which was, ‘Go ye out into all the world’—go ye into government, go into education, go into economy, go into sports and entertainment, go into media, go into a religion—’and teach all nations and baptize them.’ That means we should be baptizing presidents!

“This is why President Donald Trump gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ,” Benjamin continued, “because when I first met him, he was like, ‘You people have a lot of power.’ But have you heard him lately? He prays in the name of Jesus.

Our job in these tours is to light a fire back up under the church again, to get you out of the pew, get you out of the chair, and get you back into the world,” Benjamin added. “We are the next president of the United States. I ran for Congress in 2020, and they did steal my election. That’s why I’m running again in 2022, but I’m taking the power.”” (Right Wing Watch)

During a speech at the ReAwaken America Tour held at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas, November 13-15, 2021, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn invoked the Bible and the Gospel of Matthew to declare the United States must rally solely under one religion.

“Talking about the United States of America. Because when Matthew mentioned it in the Bible, he wasn’t talking about the physical ground that he was on. He was talking about something in the distance,” says Flynn in a viral clip. “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God and one religion under God, right. All of us together, working together.”

During the ReAwaken America Tour in Dallas, Texas, December 9-11, 2021, John Guandolo was among the speakers. Guandolo is a disgraced former FBI agent, radical right-wing conspiracy theorist who now runs an organization called Understanding The Threat, through which he trains law enforcement agencies around the country to identify seemingly anyone with dark skin and a beard as an Islamic terrorist.

Following his presentation at the ReAwaken America event, Guandolo sat down backstage for an interview with David Scarlett and self-declared “prophet” Amanda Grace of the program “His Glory,” where he revealed that he has recently begun offering training sessions for average citizens on how to take over their towns by driving out all the insufficiently right-wing officials and arresting their mayors.

Guandolo said that when he first founded Understanding The Threat, the organization focused on training national leaders but he soon “realized that was a waste of time” and began to focus on state-level leaders. After realizing that “none of them were willing to do what needed to be done,” Guandolo and his organization turned their attention to the local level and “started developing a program for citizens.”

“We started teaching it about four years ago and actually training them on how to identify these folks in the community and then showing them how to take actions to rip these people out of the community and punt them out of their county or state,” Guandolo said. “Do it lawfully but very aggressively. These people have to be flushed. These are bad people.”

“Flush the bad guys, reestablish an actual republican form of government, then you reestablish the county,” Guandolo said. “When counties do that and then you get adjacent counties to join you, now you have a pretty incredible stronghold in a state to start going after the cowards and the traitors at the state level.”

Guandolo said that the “the enemies” who must be pushed out of office are not just Democrats or progressive leaders, but also anyone like Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Mitt Romney who, he said, are just “as big an enemy as the Communist Party is.”

“Take back your city council,” Guandolo said. “Throw your mayor in jail if you’re capable. Take back your schools, your chamber of commerce, your local community. … What we do is we put people through this training, and then we help them organize their team, show them how to do this stuff at the local level, show them how to research the organizations and individuals that are in the community and then show them very creative, devious, fun ways to flush these people ]out] and to screw with them and to make them incapable of continuing what they’re doing in the local community. (Right Wing Watch)

Mark Burns, an unabashed Christian nationalist MAGA pastor who is running for Congress in South Carolina, also spoke at the ReAwaken America conference in Dallas, Texas, where he once again declared that any law that contradicts the Bible must be overturned and proclaimed that now is the time for right-wing Christians to “take over” the country.

“Are we ready to declare war on every demonic spirit?” Burns asked. “Are we ready to take over? Somebody shout, ‘Take it back, take it back.’ Shout, ‘Take it back!’ We’re here to declare war on Satan. How many here know that this is a God nation, this is a Jesus nation? And liberals are trying to take God out of everything we hold dear. Are you gonna let them do it, Texas? I said are you gonna let them take God—somebody say, ‘Never! Shout, ‘Never!’ This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. This nation was founded on the fact that Jesus is the messiah.”

“Let me go ahead and p**s off the mainstream media,” Burns continued. “Any law that is a law right now that’s contrary to the word of God should be outlawed and abolished in this nation. Do you believe that Jesus should be at the center of American politics in the United States of America?”

“We’re here to take over,” Burns later declared. “We’re here to take over, God help me. We’re here to take over. We’re here to take over!”

Burns was a proponent of the movement to keep former President Donald Trump in power. He has made numerous calls for war, including on the eve of the Capitol insurrection when he riled up Trump loyalists at a Stop the Steal rally by telling them, “We’re ready to do war!” (Right Wing Watch)

The ReAwaken America Tour are part of the Kingdom-Now Dominionists/New Apostolic Reformation on a quest to usher in the anti-Christ, the one world religion and the Oral Babylonian Noahide Laws.

Fearfully, the masses will follow the New Apostolic Reformation on their quest toward a “Dominionist Utopia.”

“…many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” 2 Peter 2:2.

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14.

In a world full of treachery, lies and deceit it is comforting to meditate on Jesus Christ’s answer to Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” Jesus gave the solution to Pilate’s question in fact before the words even came out of the Roman leader’s mouth. Pilate just refused to hear what Jesus told him. Quoting from John 18:37, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” All who hearken to Christ’s Words will be led to the truth of Life and will receive His promise of salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is soon to come.

If you do not have a personal relationship with the Living Lord Jesus Christ, repent (have a change of mind) and put your complete faith in ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,” who paid for the sins of the world by His atoning blood sacrifice when He was pierced upon the cross – the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

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Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality/The Emergent Church

Due to the continuing rise of Celtic Spirituality we are reposting our 2002 message with updates.

Throughout history the Church has recognized that the dominating false world religion and government prophesied of in Revelation Chapter 17 for these last days would come forth from the old Babylonian and Roman Empires. This political/religious partnership, described in greater detail in Revelation Chapter 13, will reach its zenith during the establishment of a seven year covenant with Israel.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifices and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27.

Current events overwhelmingly support that the present-day European Union, which originated in Rome, Italy, with the signing of the Treaty of Rome, is indeed the prophesied restored Roman Empire, which will bring forth the last day’s world dictator.

“Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that anti-christ shall come, even now are there many anti-christs; whereby we know that it is the last time.” John 2:18.

The Roman Catholic Church is a major forerunner of this end-time Babylonian harlot religion, which will unite in full power with the European Union in its final push for world dominion. Her purpose at present remains the same as when she assumed the authority and power of the decaying historic Roman Empire within her courts. That is, to unite apostate Christianity and pagan religions together for allegiance to the restored Roman Empire, through the common roots found in the ancient Babylonian mystery religion. She is a bishop on the last day’s chessboard, but remains a disposable piece all the same.

The great city of the harlot will be destroyed sometime at the end of the first three and one half years of the Tribulation.

“And he sayeth unto me, The water which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their heart to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman that thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:15-18

The anti-Christ and his followers do not hate religion as a whole since it is essential to their final demand for worship. They just hate having to carry this particular religion which will have served its limited purpose.

The final form of Satan’s religion, which will rise to prominence after this point will be the deadliest of all and will be the system which demands that the world worship the anti-Christ through the authority of the second beast known as the false prophet.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he excerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; which had a wound by the sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:11-15.

In-order to effectively consider leading candidates for the religious system that exists in the world today which could more specifically fulfill the role of the last day’s religion of the anti-Christ, the Church can only pray for discernment. The belief system which will overshadow the false religions of the earth during the closing hours of this age will display a perverted form of Christianity and will have at its core the belief that it is the worship system which will produce its own messiah in replacement of Jesus Christ.

Its belief system roots must go back to ancient times of contemplative spirituality/mysticism. At present the primary candidate seen with these credentials is the Celtic Apostolic Church (The Emergent Church)1, which first appeared in Great Britain around 500 AD and is growing in power and prestige at a phenomenal rate. It should be noted, the ancient pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church believed they were the true Jews (British Israelism.) The roots of Druidic paganism are deeply entrenched in the Celtic Church, which can be verified by the fact that St Columba’s own motto proclaimed “Christ is my Druid.”

St. Columba was held in high regard by leading false prophet of The Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God Movement, William Branham. On his pyramid-shaped tombstone in Jeffersonville, Indiana are inscribed the names of the seven churches of Revelation and seven men. If the two faces of the pyramid juxtaposed one over the other, the fourth church and man listed is Thyatirean – Columba.

William Branham’s Gravestone

In Great Britain the Sovereign holds the title Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The current Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, was initiated into the Druid Order, ‘The Mystic Order of the Bards,’ August 6, 1946, when she was a Princess.

Princess Elizabeth, Welsh National Eisteddfod at Glamorgan, Mountain Ash, Wales on August 6, 1946

Dr Rowan Williams, the man expected to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, England, who will lead the 70- million-strong Anglican Church around the world is involved in Druidic paganism. In an early morning ceremony Dr Williams was inducted as an honorary white druid. The ceremony took place “in the face of the sun, in the eye of light” while druids chanted “a prayer to the ancient god and goddess of the land”2 at the start of the Welsh National Eisteddfod at St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales on August 5, 2002.

On Sunday May 21, 2000, Jonathan Petre reported: “SENIOR Church of England clergy are to join Druids and pagans at a controversial conference… The conference, Spirit of the Land 2000, is described as ‘a Christian-Druid dialogue and reconciliation meeting for the new Millennium’. It is being held against a background of growing interest in New Age [repackaged Celtic spirituality] religion and white magic. Organisers of the event include Emma Restall Orr, the joint chief of the British Druid Order, the Rev Marcus Small, a vicar in Hertfordshire, and the Dean of Guildford, the Very Rev Alexander Wedderspoon…a number of clergy already participated in joint Christian and pagan services, but there was still too much ignorance and hostility. Mark Graham, of the Pagan Federation, which represents Druidry, Wicca and shamanism, said: ‘Some pagans believe in magic, just like some Christians believe in the power of prayer and miracles.’ ‘We celebrate our connectedness to nature and I will sometimes dance naked around a fire. They aren’t doing much dancing around a fire naked at matins or evensong but perhaps they should. Perhaps they will like it.’ …The day-long conference at Amesbury, Wiltshire, in June, will be chaired by Rosemary Hartill, the former BBC religious affairs correspondent. Speakers include Martin Palmer, a former adviser to Prince Philip, and Ronald Hutton, a professor of history at Bristol University. The event will end with a Christian service and a Druid ceremony in which a green-robed priestess will make offerings of bread and mead…” (Alarm Over Church Talks With Druids, Electronic Telegraph)

[UPDATE: In September 2010, Druidry has been officially recognized as a religion in Britain under charity law. The Charity Commission has granted the Druid Network charitable status, giving it tax breaks and equal status to mainstream religions like Christianity. The commission said Saturday that druidry has a coherent and serious set of beliefs and that it offers a beneficial ethical framework. It also says that the Druid Network’s work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest. Druidry is an ancient Celtic pagan tradition that dates back hundreds of years in Britain. Druids worship deities characterized as natural forces, such as thunder and sun, and spirits they believe arise from places such as mountains and rivers.]

At this time, 2002, the spiritual figurehead of this pagan religion is Michel Roger Lafosse, HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Head of the Royal House of Stuart who claims that on November 4, 1985, under International Law the president of the International Parliament (Mediterranean Security) endorsed by the United Nations, ratified his legal right as Head of the Celtic Church of the Kindred of Saint Columba. Prince Michael also boldly claims that his titles were verified as legitimate titular claimant to the Throne of Scots and legal Pretender to the Throne of Great Britain.3

Two royal families in Great Britain claim to be descendants of the Royal House of David, including the British Monarchy, the current ruling House of Windsor. The other family important to this lineage (the Merovingian Bloodline heresy) is the Scottish House of Stuart. While there is discrepancy as to whether or not the Windsor claims to the Throne of England are legitimate as they are descendants of the Germanic House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, some believe that the Stuart lineage are not only the rightful heirs to the Throne of England and Scotland, yet also to the Throne of David, and Israel itself.

Additional recognized titles claimed by this prince are Knight Grand Officer of the Supreme Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (S.M.O.T.J.) which is a modern-day order of the Knight Templars, Knight Grand Commander of the Chivalric Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem,4 and Prince of Jerusalem.5

Daniel 9:26 may be significant to ponder in light of Prince Michael’s belief that the Royal House of Stuart known to this day as the Royal House of Unicorns [is this why the word unicorn has been inserted in the KJV over the Hebrew knowledge of wild ox?] are descendants of the Jewish kings of Judah 6 [the blasphemous belief known as British Israel – the Anglo-Saxon people are descendants of the lost 10 tribes of Israel – the English throne is the earthly throne of King David] and the specific title of Prince of Jerusalem from the House of Stuart, when considering the anti-Christ’s role as “the prince that shall come.” Of additional interest is that Michael claims to be Grand Protector of the Order of the Dragon for Great Britain and the English speaking world7 and President of the European Council of Princes.8

Chev. Dr. Gyorgy von varhegyi Lehr, Count of Oberberg, Hungarian Grand Chancellor of the Imperial and Royal Dragon Court and Order, bestowed with The Noble Order of the Guard of Saint Germain by HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Fons Honorum and Grand Protector of The Imperial and Royal Dragon Court and Order in Britain and the English speaking world.

It is interesting to note that the mythical unicorn is Scotland’s National Animal – Scotland’s deep connections with the unicorn stem from its Celtic culture. Celtic mythology believed unicorns to represent innocence and purity whilst also being associated with chivalry, pride and boldness. The first recorded use of a unicorn symbol is in the twelfth century when it was adopted by William I on the Scottish Royal Coat of Arms.

Prince Michael also claims to be the 57th Archpriest and Temporal Head of Scotland’s ancient Druidic-Christian Church of the Culdees and that Polish born Pope John Paul II acknowledged his right to the Polish Crown (Michael claims to hold the title of Prince of Poland). Michael further claims that Pope John Paul 11 invoked God’s abundant blessings upon him as leader of the Celtic Church and Knights Templar.9

[UPDATE: In late July 2006 it was reported that Lafosse had fled Scotland and moved back to Belgium to live with his mother and his website was taken down. This appears to have ended the remarkable long hoax of Michel Lafosse, the so-called Prince Michael of Albany, although it remains to be seen whether the Belgian authorities will want to take proceedings in relation to forgery of vital certificates issued within their jurisdiction.]

It is a notable fact that William 1 who reigned over Scotland from 1165 to 1214 adopted the Lion Rampant under the law of heraldry. And to this day the Lion Rampant is the second unofficial flag of Scotland. This “animal” has the body like that of a leopard, feet of a bear, and mouth of a lion. See Rev. 13:2.

The Royal Flag of Scotland

If the Celtic pagan religion is the belief system of these last days, which will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ then patterns and evidence of footholds within so-called Christian enclaves should be evident. Those who have discernment will find names of persons, religious rites and symbolic representations directly associated with the Celtic Apostolic Church have been introduced into an extensive number of Christian assemblies.

One such name that is being put forth is Smith Wigglesworth , who is held in high esteem by many in Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches. At Family Worship Center, Jimmy Swaggart has dedicated one of his buildings to Wigglesworth. It is also of interest to note that Oral Roberts University [Oral Roberts was a 33 degree freemason] graduate Gabriel Swaggart, grandson of Jimmy and Frances Swaggart, is featured on the front cover of the Evangelist wearing a large pagan Celtic cross necklace.10

The Celtic cross is among the most cherished Celtic symbols in Ireland. They are another emblem of the ancient premise “As above, so below.” The ring at the center is what makes Celtic crosses so unique. In the ancient pagan Celtic world, the circle/wheel represented many sacred things…balance and harmony between the male and female, the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of the seasons, energy of the female force, and the eternal connection of all things in heaven and on earth.

In 1947, Smith Wigglesworth gave the following “end time “rare” prophecy.”

“During the next decade there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the Church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches.

…there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”11

In opposition to Smith Wigglesworth’s “rare prophecy” of a great revival, the scriptures reveal that in these last days there will be a great falling away with men holding to a form of godliness while denying the power of Christ’s blood shed at Calvary.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” II Thessalonians 2:3.

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” II Timothy 3:5.

In fact, at this late date the only “great revival” that has come forth from the shores of the United Kingdom which is reaching Europe and the rest of the world is a revival of Celtic spirituality.

Many prominent writers and charismatic church leaders are urging the people of Europe to return to their Celtic roots in order to foster reconciliation between the Celtic peoples. In his book published in London, author Martin Robinson, Director of Mission and Theology for the British and Foreign Bible Society, pointed out the importance attached to Europeans recognizing that the growing reunification of Europe is not only connected with Celtic history but also with their beliefs.

“Recent events in the history of Europe have forced us to reconsider what we mean by the term ‘Europe.’ In the period between the end of the Second World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall ‘Europe’ often meant the very different Europes of the West and East. The growing reunification of Europe allows us to look again at what a common European culture, history, heritage, and home might mean. Europe can once more be seen as a culture which has interacted in particular ways with other cultures and continents in the world. The shift in focus from two Europes – one broadly liberal and democratic, the other communist and totalitarian – to a single Europe which sees itself as a part of a broader Western culture, but distinct in particular ways from North America, allows a reconsideration of the elements that caused a common European story to emerge from the multiplicity of stories owned by the various tribes of Europe.

In this context, the contribution of the Celts is now better understood. They are no longer seen as simply forms of the faith that existed in Celtic lands, but which were then overtaken. Their active role in shaping larger parts of Europe is now recognized. In a purely historical sense their role and reputation are rightly restored. But the present interest in the Celts seeks to go beyond a merely historical restitution. Their contribution to the shaping of our past is just as challenging as restoring their place in history.”12

George G. Hunter III, Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, affirmed the absorption of all things Celtic by people, while expressing an astute observation that it is not readily apparent that people are recognizing the Celtic source of their attachments and inspirations.

“…we can see enough parallels between the Celtic era and ours to understand the growing interest in Celtic Christianity. A renaissance in Celtic music, Celtic art, Celtic dance, Celtic love of nature, and Celtic spirituality is already underway. Sometimes, though it is difficult to discern whether people are consciously plugging into Celtic Christianity or simply latching onto some of its themes without regard to their probable Celtic source.

For example, eighteenth-century Methodism grew remarkably among England’s working poor people, who did not fit into the refined Church of England culture, whom Establishment Christianity largely ignored. John Wesley went to great lengths, through observation, interviews, and correspondence, to understand England’s unchurched populations. Methodism, like Celtic Christianity before it took root and became contagious almost everywhere in the open air. Wesley’s movement practiced the ministry of hospitality and welcomed seekers into the fellowship of Methodist class meetings, and even Methodist societies, before they believed or had experienced anything. Most of them “caught” the faith from the fellowship…

Methodism formed its people in ways reminiscent of the Celtic five-fold approach. Methodism engaged people’s imaginations through Charles Wesley’s poetry and the folk arts of the people. Early Methodism adopted the people’s kind of music, and many sang their way to faith. Like the movement spawned by [Celtic St] Patrick, Wesley’s movement believed it had recovered the original apostolic mission to pre-Christian population…

Celtic Cross dedicated to John and Charles Wesley, located on St Simons Island, Georgia

The second half of the twentieth century experienced a widespread renewal of many features of Celtic Christianity. Ian Bradley observes that some of the most influential Christian writers of the twentieth century, like John Ballie, Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, and Thomas Merton were drawing from a distinctively Celtic theological vision…

Some Christian movements today, such as Revelation Church in the south of England, are consciously informed by a Celtic vision…Revelation churches involve their people in soul friendship, small groups, lay ministries, the ministry of witnessing, and in cross cultural mission…Revelation Church is discovering ways to communicate through visual symbols and creative arts.

The Jesus Movement in Australia is also consciously Celtic in its roots and vision. The movement began around 1970, under the leadership of John Smith, as an outbreak of indigenous evangelistic and prophetic activity in Irish pubs, coffee shops, art communities, folk music communities, hippie communities, and in debates on race and justice on college campuses. The movement evolved into an apostolic order in cooperation with several Australian denominations. The Australian Jesus Movement targeted people in (and beyond) the fringes of establishment society…Smith would organize an itinerant team of a dozen to thirty or more people to engage a community for days. Team members let their hair grow long, traveled on motorcycles, and when appropriate, wore hippie shirts…Many team members were etched with Celtic Christian tattoos, which Smith recalls, “stimulated questions everywhere!”…

Some Christian movements, such as the Alpha course from Holy Trinity Church in the Brompton section of London, may be unconsciously informed by a Celtic Christianity. The Alpha course served for over a decade, as Holy Trinity’s introduction to Christianity for seekers who want to “sniff around,” “kick the tires,” check out Christianity, and try it on for size. In the early 1990’s, the church’s leaders introduced other church leaders to the course and its growth has been remarkable – from 5 registered courses in 1992, to 10,000 in 1998 – in 72 countries.

Finally, not many churches are yet following Christ to reach the receptive New Barbarians who are all around them! Nevertheless, the Celtic Christian movement that won the West for a second time has shown us many ways for reaching the West for a third time.”13

Leaders within the apostate church refer to “reaching the West for a third time” using the ancient pagan British Apostolic Celtic Church’s missionary model as the “third wave.” The “first wave” the evangelization by this early pagan church with its Eastern-influenced spirituality, led by [Celtic Saints] Patrick and Columba. The “second wave” began in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and George Whitefield being the principle figures of this movement, which became known as the Great Awakening in the American colonies and the Evangelic Revival in the British Isles. The “third wave” of Celtic spirituality gained further prominence around the world in 1906 with the Azusa Street Revival. British Israel believer Charles Fox Parham, Father of Pentecostalism, played a central role. Then starting in the late 60’s and early 70’s Celtic spirituality gained further influence around the world with the emergence of the Jesus Movement, followed by the New Age Movement (repackaged Celtic spirituality), the Hebraic Roots Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR.) There is little doubt that these movements were founded to usher in the anti-Christ, the one world religion and the Oral Babylonian Noahide Laws. It is also possible the NAR will spearhead a second apostate counter-culture Jesus Movement in the future.

Most, if not all, of today’s front-line missionary organizations use the counter-culture/social/political/religious model of the ancient Celtic Church as a tool to “evangelize” the world. The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan (KGAP), formally commissioned by the GCOWE (Global Consultation on World Evangelization) 2000 conveners in September, 1988, is a blue print for the spiritual, social, and political agenda designed to usher in the one world religion.

“Offer the hand of friendship, respect, cooperation, love, compassion, understanding, and dialogue to our fellow human beings and fellow religionists in the great world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Shinto, and numerous others…While differing in our beliefs about God and Jesus, we can all nevertheless struggle together against the monstrous evils that plague our planet, threaten its survival, and so render world evangelization futile.” A. Responsibility, KGAP, 1990.

David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, Leslie Brierly, Patrick J. Johnstone, Gary K. Clark, John S. Mbiti, Tom Forrest, CSsR, James W. Reapsome, V. David Garrison, Lamin Sanneh, Jay E. Gary, H. Vinson Synan, and Manuel J. Gaxiola, are listed as working group members of the Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan. 14

In 1994, we purchased a videotape entitled The Power of A.D. 2000, from Adopt-A-People’s Clearinghouse in Colorado Springs, Colorado, featuring KGAP working group member, Jay E Gary. On this video, which was a presentation to a live audience of “Christian” leaders, Gary recommends some truly shocking books. One of these books recommended was The Reimagination of the World written by New-Agers David Spangler and William Irwin Thompson.

Jay Gary stated:

“This book, called Reimagination of the World, might as well have been entitled, `The New Age is Dead, Long Live the New Age.’ Because these are written by veteran and pioneer New Agers who are looking now at the year 2000, and the New Age movement, reflecting on it after 20 years or more – and more history than that – not as just a mystical experience, but as a metaphor for understanding personal transformation and societal transformation, particularly the dawn of the year 2000. This is subtitled, A Critique of the New Age, Science and Popular Culture. And it’s one of the best.”

Moreover, the introduction to Frank Bartleman’s book Azuza Street, Bridge Logos Foundation, 1980, which calls for an ecumenical unity of all believers, was written by another KGAP working group member, H. Vinson Synan.

Not all are blind to the Celtic influence being introduced into the churches but in fact are advocates of its allure. In an article from a popular ecumenical magazine it was reported that:

“Throughout England, charismatic leaders are adopting the ancient Celts as a new ministry model for the 21st century. Roger Forster, pastor of the Ichus Church in London and a leader of the March for Jesus movement, refers to Patrick and other Celtic saints as examples of “radical” Christianity.

Excluding its ancient evangelical nature, Celtic Christianity cuts denominational, nationalistic, and physical boundaries in presenting the gospel. Catholics and Protestants, traditionalists, and charismatics all are inspired by the saints…”

Andy and Jane Fitz-Gibbon lead a renewal community based in New York. They share their own insights in their book Prophetic Lifestyle and the Celtic Way…

A new ‘Dark Ages presents us with a greater challenge than faced by the church since the collapse of the Roman Empire,” they write. “We can no longer assume even a passing awareness of Christian tradition and culture.”

The church’s evangelistic task is aimed at a new paganism, they point out. And in some ways, they note, the church has been here before…

The division that stirs misunderstanding about the Celtic movement seems to occur naturally along spiritual lines. In the church, inquirers will find a Christ-centered, charismatic, Celtic-style spirituality. In secular society, inquirers will discover a myth-and-magic movement with a few saints thrown in for good measure.

Indeed, the Celtic movement in the wider world beyond the church is a strong one, offering a bizarre mix of pagan and pro-Christian mythology. British newspaper The Telegraph reported last spring that Celtic culture has been gaining ground in postmodern Britain…

Despite the flurry, the evangelistic and meditative cry of the Celts may well continue into the 21st century, like an echo from the past. Some Christians say we ignore it at our peril if we mean to take the gospel successfully into societies that have increasingly withdrawn from the church to seek their spirituality elsewhere…

For evangelist Steve Hill of Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida, the heart cry of the Celts was heard while he rode on a ferry across the English Channel…Hill later received prayer at London’s Holy Trinity Brompton Church…and he went on to play a key role in what has become known as the Father’s Day Outpouring at Brownsville Assembly in 1995.

The cry of the heart that the Celts sounded…is being heard again, and it is the same call today as it was at its birthplace on the misty green hills and rocky coasts of ancient Celtic lands. It is still the sound of revival.”15

An example of the “outpouring” from Brownsville Assembly was reported in the June 19, 2000 edition of the Pensacola News Journal Today. The article revealed at Sunday’s Brownsville Assembly of God service “thunderous wailing, shrieking, and howling surged. To a beating drum waves of pandemonium swept the church. For almost 20 minutes, people raced through isles, danced, laughed uncontrollably, jumped, jerked and collapsed…[John Kilpatrick, pastor of the assembly stated] “Now, that’s how it should be.””

The Word of God clearly warns of these demonic manifestations that are taking place in churches across America and around the world.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” I Timothy 4:1.

Another fearful example of the “outpouring” was reported to have taken place in 1997, during an ecumenical gathering in Cork, Ireland. At this meeting, lead by four renewed church group leaders, Peter Anderson (Anglican), Tom Hoban (Good News Fellowship), John Keating (Christian Centre), and Doug Heffernan (Celtic Prayer Centre), spirits were invoked and those in attendance were encouraged to return to their Celtic roots.

“On the Saturday a leaders lunch was held in the Celtic Prayer Centre, which saw the coming together of Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterians and the independent Christian groups. Wes [Campbell] again ministered and encouraged those gathered to be open and expectant of the REVIVAL that the current RENEWAL was leading towards…

On Sunday morning we were entertained by John Scotland. John is one of the most unusually anointed people, in his case, he has continuous symptoms of being drunk in the Spirit. He is amazing to watch! He had everyone take another drink and enjoy the presence of the Spirit.

The climax was on Sunday night when Wes came running out into the hall in full Braveheart [William Wallace] regalia. Roaring to the sound of the celtic music he talked about standing for Jesus and possessing our land and FREEDOM. It was fantastic and many were really challenged to lay hold of our WARRIOR FAITH and declare war on the enemy.”16

Sadly, many are deceived into believing that these bizarre actions are the result of being filled with the Holy Spirit, but Scripture refutes this contention and instead exposes such behavior as being demented or demonic. These same demonstrations of spirit possession are readily identifiable in many pagan religions including voodoo.

Such demonic manifestations were also evident at “revivals” in Europe and America during the 17th and 18th centuries. Among those influencing these meetings were George Whitefield, Francis Asbury, Charles Finney, Count Nicholas Zinzendorf, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley.

“Of particular importance to Wesley was the outpouring of the Spirit in Everton [England] during the summer of 1759…what he found made a profound impression on him, to the extent that he made occasional references to it in his Journal throughout the rest of his life. In one of his first references to it (July 29, 1759), he quotes a very long account of the work of God in Everton, probably by John Walsh who wrote:

“…The Lord was wonderfully present, more than twenty persons feeling the arrows of conviction. Several fell to the ground, some of whom seemed dead, others in the agonies of death, the violence of their bodily convulsions exceeding all description. There were also great crying and agonizing in prayer, mixed with deep and deadly groans on every side…

A child seven years old, sees many visions and astonishes the neighbors with her innocent, awful manner of declaring them.””17

Roger Ellis and Chris Seaton, leaders of Revelation Church in England, acknowledged the Celtic origins of these “signs and wonders” when they wrote:

“there was in Celtic Christianity much that charismatics and pentecostals would recognize today. Increasingly, historians are beginning to acknowledge that the growing body of evidence for miracles occurring today must influence their view of the Celts’ accounts of miracles….

Just so, there is something about the flowing together of spiritual streams of anointing that works toward strengthening and deepening of a move of God in a nation. We can apply this principle to contemporary “wells” with which we are familiar. The streams of revival from the wells in Toronto, Canada, Pensacola, Florida and Argentina in South America have flowed into our nation across denominational boundaries in recent years. Likewise, there have been tools like Alpha, Cities of God, and March for Jesus that have either stimulated or been enhanced by local church unity.”18

The anti-Christ will operate in the greatest magnitude of what the deceived will believe are the true signs and wonders and gifts of the Spirit.

“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” II Thessalonians 2:9.

The one true God, the living Lord Jesus Christ, did ordain individual leaders for His Church.

“And he gave some, apostles; some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Ephesians 4:11-12.

Today, many are caught in the deception of the Celtic Church’s “five-fold-ministry” approach, which replaced Jesus Christ with their own false apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, who then serve as the people’s lords. These false teachers “…appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” Matthew 23:27-28.

To the body of Christ who have been deceived into following and supporting these false prophets the Word of God declares:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord.” II Corinthians 6:14-18.

In closing, there seems to be no other religion on earth, which can serve the purpose of Satan so fully in these last days than the one spawned from pagan Celtic beliefs. From its reach to the nobles of Europe to its inroads in countless so-called Christian franchises the supernatural powers of evil await the final establishment of her unholy glory.

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour you can be sure right now by repenting (having a change of mind) and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross. Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

Former Muslim, J. B. Mokhriby & Lin Sellers, 2002

Notes:

  1. The Celtic Apostolic Church, http://www.RHS.co.uk
  1. Ruth Glenhill, British News, Times Online, July 19, 2002.
  2. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element, 1998, p. 306.4. Ibid., p. 304.
  3. Ibid., p. 306.
  4. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Inveresk Talk, The History of the Scots, Audio Tape, Mediaquest, 1999.
  5. The Imperial and Royal Dragon Court and Order, Notice, Sir Laurence Gardner, July, 2000.
  6. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element, 1998, p. 317.
  7. Ibid., p. 308.
  8. Ibid ., p.318.
  9. the Evangelist, The Voice of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Volume 33, Number, 12, December, 2000, Front Cover.
  10. Smith Wigglesworth, The Great Revival, http://www.catchlife.org/smith_wigglesworth_prophecy.htm
  11. Martin Robinson, Rediscovering the Celts, Fount, 2000, p. p. 162-163.
  12. George G. Hunter III, The Celtic Way Of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach The West…Again, Abingdon Press, 2000, p. p. 98-99, 108-110, 113, 121.
  13. Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, Global Evangelization Movement, 1990.
  14. Clive Price, The Heart Cry of Celtic Christianity, Charisma Magazine, June, 1999.
  15. Revival Generation, Fireland ’97 (Ireland is Heating Up), http://www.azariah.org.uk/revival/news/0019.html
  1. Richard Riss, The Manifestations Throughout History, St Louis Catch the Fire Conference, May 3-6, 1995
  2. Roger Ellis & Chris Seaton, New Celts: Following Jesus into Millennium 3, Kingsway, p.p. 41,42.

Update:

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” Acts 20:28-31.

In our 2002, message Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality it was stated:

“If the Celtic pagan religion is the belief system of these last days, which will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ, then patterns and evidence of footholds within so-called Christian enclaves should be evident.”

At this late hour there is further evidence that the ancient Celtic pagan religion, with its roots in British Israelism, eastern mysticism and paganism, is the belief system that will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ.

The Supreme Court of Israel

Built in 1992 the new Supreme Court of Israel, with its numerous masonic symbols has at the center of the parking lot pathways shaped like a pagan Celtic cross. It is important to note that this building was not funded or designed by the Jewish people but by the Rothchild Foundation, and then only after they were allowed to use their own architect and choose the location. The Israel Supreme Court sits in Jerusalem.

Thanks-Giving Square

In 1976, Thanks-Giving Square, founded by Peter Stewart, opened in Dallas,Texas. The square includes a “Chapel of Thanks-Giving” (resembling the Tower of Babel,) with a “Glory Window” in the shape of a Celtic spiral. This is symbolic of the agenda to unite religions under the umbrella of the anti-Christ and the one world religion.

Chapel of Thanksgiving
Glory Window

“Our Mission Statement is Rooted in Human Spirituality

Our mission is twofold:

To witness, celebrate, and to promote the value and spirit of thanksgiving for both sacred and secular cultures throughout the world…Thanks-Giving Square serves as a common ground, a sanctuary where there can be a confluence of faiths and traditions in discussion of shared concern… citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.

Our mission is carried out through our programs of education and research:

Locally:

Cooperating with religious, cultural and educational organizations in educational and cultural programming.

Develop and operate the MultiFaith Exploration and Exchange Program, bringing together Dallas-area members of more than ten world religions to discuss religious and cultural diversity and issues that affect urban life

Develop gratitude-education materials for use from preschool to university level.

Nationally:

Develop research and themes for presidential proclamations for the National Day of Prayer in the spring and Thanksgiving in the fall.

Hosting the National Day of Prayer breakfast and an annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Internationally:

Hosting meetings of the Thanksgiving World Advisors and seminars on thanksgiving and gratitude at various locations around the world, including Japan, Argentina, India, Liechtenstein, China and other countries.

Holding a Thanksgiving World Assembly for spiritual leaders from around the world.” https://thanksgiving.org

Celtic Symbolism

In the United Kingdom many apostate church leaders openly admit to the fact that they are following the teachings of the ancient Celtic Church. One of the more prominent leaders, Roger Ellis, head of Revelation Church, located in South London, and co-author of New Celts – Following Jesus into Millennium 3, was the main speaker at the ‘After the Rain Pioneer Conference’ held in the United Kingdom, in March, 1996. At this gathering, Ellis encouraged the conference leaders to engage in a national spiritual revival, based on the re-discovery of Celtic spirituality. Ellis also encouraged the use of Celtic symbolism.

“Within the midst of this society, God is saying to the church that we’re going to have to learn a new language. It’s a language of symbols…I love the Celtic statements of faith that were often drawn, that were contained within their crosses and within their symbols. Drawings were used for kind of doctrinal statements. That would be great wouldn’t it, if you went to speak at C.U. [Christian University] and instead of “let’s see your doctrinal statement,” they sent you a nice Celtic symbolism thing, wouldn’t it for a change? That’d bless me to no end.”

Theological Seminaries and youth missions are following in the footsteps of the ancient pagan British Apostolic Celtic Church where “Drawings were used for kind of doctrinal statements” using Soularium Cards.

“Soularium provides 50 images and five simple exploring questions that allow the user to engage in one-on-one or group spiritual conversations with non-believers. Just as sunlight illuminates a solarium, Soularium opens a window to the soul. We live in a visual culture. Because images connect deeply with our emotions and experiences they also enable us to engage people in spiritual conversation on a deep level.The questions explore the desire of non-believers for their spiritual journey and create many bridges to dialogue about Jesus. Easy to use with random contacts, classmates/​colleagues, and friends…” https://www.eauk.org/great-commission/resources/soularium

Soularuim Cards are used by Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) founded by CIA Operative, Pat Matriciana and Bill Bright, along with recommending ‘Celtic Way Of Evangelism’ by George G. Hunter lll, as a tool for “sharing the Gospel.” https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/share-the-gospel/outreach-strategies/soularium.html

The main symbolic representations being introduced into Christian assemblies are Celtic crosses and Celtic spirals.

For those unfamiliar with the meaning of these ancient pagan symbols:

“The Celtic cross is among the most cherished Celtic symbols inIreland… They are another emblem of the ancient premise “As above, so below.” The ring at the center is what makes Celtic crosses so unique. In the ancient pagan Celtic world, the circle/wheel represented many sacred things…balance and harmony between the male and female, the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of the seasons, energy of the female force, and the eternal connection of all things in heaven and on earth.”

“The Celtic spiral design represents the natural form of growth. In most cultures, past and present, it is a symbol of eternal life. The whorls represent the continuous creation and dissolution of the universe; the passage between the spirals symbolize the divisions between life, death and rebirth. A Celtic spiral that moves to the right symbolizes the sun and victory. Celtic spirals also represent the dance of war for the Scottish Highlands. The interlacing of continuous lines and spirals symbolizes the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. The never ending characteristic of spirals and loops symbolizes a never ending cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Many Celtic images can be found at “Christian” websites including Rick Warren’s Crave media web page. One of which, the Bold As Love graphic, is very similar in appearance to the Celtic graphic depicted on the front cover of Jimmy Swaggart’s Crossfire edition of The Expositor’s Study Bible. The only major difference is the Crossfire image depicts Celtic wings (Celtic symbol of freedom).

One of the first public displays of Celtic symbolism at Jimmy Swaggart Ministries appeared on the front cover of the December 2000, edition of The Evangelist, when his grandson Gabriel Swaggart, was featured wearing a large pagan Celtic cross necklace. Since that time numerous Celtic symbols including, the outline of the Celtic cross (Crossfire’s logo), Celtic spirals, and Celtic wings, have appeared on JSM’s web pages and materials. The most blatant display of symbols are depicted on images posted on Crossfire Youth Ministries web pages,and Crossfire ministries tee shirts (see photos on Crossfire’s Facebook page.)

Since this message was distributed in 2002, Crossfire Youth Ministry have removed many of the above mentioned symbols.

The most shocking graphic posted at JSM web site depicts the rampant lion, which has a face of a lion with a body more like a leopard and feet similar to a bear (“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Rev. 13:2.) celtic spirals, a wing (symbolic of Celtic freedom), and at the bottom of this graphic is the top of an upside down cross. The upside down cross indicates the rejection of Jesus Christ and is commonly used by satanists and heavy metal rock groups among others. http://www.jsm.org/AboutGabriel.php

Wild Goose Festival

Another prominent leader of the “Emergent Church Movement,” Brian McLaren, who along with Rick Warren wrote the foreword to Dan Kimball’s book The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations, (Kimball believes, “we can learn from the Celtic approach”), is now like his British counterparts, openly promoting Celtic spirituality:

“Wild Goose Festival, June 23-26 – I hope you’ll come!

Having been in the UK the last week and met so many friends whom I originally got to know through Greenbelt, I’m all the more enthusiastic about Wild Goose, coming up in North Carolinain just over a month. What’s Greenbelt? It’s a festival of faith, art, and justice, planned and led by a fascinating group of Christian leaders in the UK, held every August. (I’ll be speaking/hanging out there this year.) What’s Wild Goose? It’s a similar festival being planned by a similarly fascinating group of Christian leaders in the US. I’ll be speaking/hanging out there as well.) I hope you’ll consider being part of this first-ever Wild Goose festival. It can play an important role in the emergence of a new Christian ethos in our land.”

“The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination, or religious affiliation. In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps the greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!” “And yes, I will be camping.” http://brianmclaren.net/archives/2011/05

Among those scheduled to speak at this pagan Celtic gathering are Lynne Hybels (wife of Willow Creek pastor Bill Hybels), Jim Wallis (Sojourners) Tony Campolo, Jay Bakker (son of Jim & Tammy Bakker), Bart Campolo (son of Tony Campolo) and Frank Schaeffer (son of Frances Schaeffer.) http://wildgoosefestival.org/lineup/speakers

The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan

Most, if not all, of today’s front-line “Christian” organizations use the counter-culture/social/political/religious model of the ancient Celtic Church as a tool to “evangelize” the world. The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, formally commissioned by the GCOWE (Global Consultation on World Evangelization) 2000 conveners in September, 1988, is the blue print for the one world religion.

One of the many plans listed in this lengthy document is to place young people in global leadership positions in-order to take over the churches. Roger Ellis admitted he was following this agenda during an interview with Noel Stanton, senior pastor of the Jesus Fellowship,UK.

When referring to these youth leaders, some as young as 18, Roger Ellis stated:

“Some are real visionaries, who are getting discipled, released and moving on” and “I am concerned about some smaller charismatic churches. Either leaders of churches have to step out of the way and let younger people take it over or they need to diverify their ministry to create room for this lot to come on. If they can’t do that, they disempower them and they become frustrated, and lose the pioneering edge. We have to take the ceiling off the next generation of leaders and release them.” New Celts, Youth Culture interview: http://www.jesus.org.uk/ja/mag_talkingto_ellis.shtml

Pied Pipers

The following youth missions and seminaries are just a few of many who are indoctrinating the young to “evangelize” the “New Celts.”

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) founded in 1960, by Loren Cunningham, has a ‘Celtic Way Community’ located in Paisley, Scotland where attendees are encouraged to “live lives of simplicity much like the Celtic Monks.”

Except from YWAM Iceland, Discipleship Training School, 2018

“MANY THINK THE FIRST SETTLERS OF ICELAND WERE THE SCANDINAVIAN VIKINGS, BUT ACTUALLY THE CELTIC MONKS WERE IN ICELAND WAY BEFORE THAT, PROCLAIMING GOD’S TRUTH. WE WILL EXPLORE HOW TO BE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS LIKE THE VIKINGS TO GO AND CONQUER NEW LAND, FUELED BY THE POWER OF THE DEVOTIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE COMMUNITIES OF THE CELTS.” https://www.ywamiceland.com/dts

YWAM Seamill, West Kilbride, Scotland is one of many worldwide discipleship training schools for “radical world changers” who follow the ancient pagan Celtic missionary model to “evangelize” the “new barbarians.” The following was posted on the Seamill YWAM website, January & February, 2020:

Celtic Christianity: a stream whose time has come, again. Part 1, by Jane Holloway

“The Reawakening of the Celtic Stream of Christianity
It is also a kairos season of God; a moment in history whose time has come. God is refining his Bride. Prophets are increasingly speaking of shakings and realignments. We are being called to a greater holiness and more accountability before Him in this. The time of the maid servants and the oil lamps, the Lord saying to “go away I never knew you” is approaching. (Matthew 25:1-13)

In the midst of all this, God has been stirring up something he planned long ago. Here in the wild backwater fringes of the British Isles during Dark Age Europe (5th-10thcentury) God birthed something that is again relevant in our day – the Celtic stream of Christianity. In his book, Exploring Celtic Christianity, Ray Simpson explains the significance of this stream. He writes particularly of the application to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in northeast England. However, I believe his words also resonate for all the Celtic stream of Christianity, and its significance in God’s plans for the world.

He writes, “…there is [a] cradle that is rooted deeper in the soil, deeper in the soil of the people, deeper in the supernatural, a cradle required by the kairos of our time. This cradle, which has been lost sight of, is to be rediscovered; from it there will be a birthing of a New Way in the Church, which has a significance far beyond anything that one person can comprehend”.”

Celtic Christianity: a stream whose time has come, again. Part 3, by Jane Holloway

“It has been 1700 years since Europe has been where it is today. Christendom, the ‘covering’ of Christian belief, morality and social structure is all but gone. Once again, the people of Europe, and indeed the West, are increasingly people with no Christian memory, who have no idea what we Christians are talking about. Without a clear source or foundation, they are increasingly receptive – and actively exploring – various worldview options to make sense of their lives. Theirs is an increasingly spiritual search. In the face of this massive shifting of culture, the Western Church has generally been in denial. Those churches not in denial have struggled to engage with the large number of “neo-barbarians” outside their doors. As one writer puts it, the mainline Western Churches generally don’t have ‘the precedent or the ‘paradigm’ for engaging the West’s emerging mission fields. However, there is one stream that seems to have a model that can be drawn upon, showing us ways forward in the 21st Century. The Celtic stream of Christianity.

Transitions and history
It can be said that transitions between the epochs are messy things by nature. Old wine skins no longer work and need to go, but the new wine skins are only just in the process of becoming ready. Further compounding things, there are some elements of the old that really do need to be continued….but which ones? It is all very unsettling and confusing. It’s where we are at in 2020. And it was where most of Europe was when the western Roman Empire collapsed: a Europe that was on the eve of the flowering of Celtic Christianity.

History is not linear: a smooth straight line ever advancing and improving. That worldview is a construct of the Modern Age with its foundation of reason, the empirical and linear progress. Instead, history is a series of forward-moving circles. That we are, in fact, moving forward is clear from God’s Word. That we often circle back to repent, relearn, and recalibrate is also biblical. This is where discernment with Holy Spirit is key in assessing the old wine skins as well as what the new wine skins are to be.

What Celtic Christianity brings to the table
Celtic Christianity is a very old wine skin, but one I believe was cut off before its time. I also believe the Lord is bringing it around again because we in the West are once more primarily a spiritual but non-Christian people. So many elements of Celtic Christianity have resonance for Western society today. So much of what is left of the Christendom model, does not.

In an effort to find purpose and to live life with some semblance of joy and peace (materialism and science/technology not having brought that), so many Westerners are exploring all and sundry in terms of spiritual and religious ideas and pathways. Tellingly the Church is often the last place they look. At the same time, Celtic Christianity has connecting points for peoples of other religious persuasions, allowing them to encounter the Living God and grasp His good news, the Gospel.

Kairos versus Chronos
Understanding that no one path is perfect, the Celtic Christian stream that arose during “Dark Age” Europe (5th – 10th centuries) has many key connecting points in this epoch of time. In fact, it is a kairos time for us, particularly in the West. A list of many of the chapter titles from Ray Simpson’s book Exploring Celtic Spirituality is a succinct way of capturing the key elements of Celtic Christianity that have massive implications. Communities of Faith. People on the move for God. Contemplative prayer. Rhythm in Work and Worship. Holy Places; Healed Land, Hospitality. Real Men, Women and Families. A Cherished Creation. The Cross in Creation. A World of Sacrament. The Encircling Three. The Wild Goose (Celtic Christian name for the Holy Spirit). Signs and Wonders. The Prophetic Spirit. Healing. A Church without walls. Compassion for the Poor. Vocations for all. One church. ‘Go-with-the-flow’ evangelism. Healing of the Nations.” https://ywamseamill.org

In an undated article titled, YWAM Portland, Oregon, Visits our Monastery, Celtic Monk Preston of the Prayer Foundation, revealed: “Once a month, YWAM Portland has a day of prayer, solitude and contemplation,” and YWAM missionaries who visited Preston’s Celtic monastery dressed in monks robes, were then instructed in the practices of the ancient Celts by Celtic monks. https://www.prayerfoundation.org/dailyoffice/ywam_portland_visits_monastery_and_chapel.htm

Monk Preston with YWAM Students

Seth Barnes, founder of the young adult’s missionary group AIM, promotes Celtic spirituality. On his blog Radical Living in a Comfortable World, Spiritual direction: advice from a soul friend, Barnes shares a link to All Saints Parish, Celtic Spirituality website.

Regent University, Toronto: “TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION: CELTIC CHRISTIANITY
Speaker(s): Thomas Power
Date: July 11-20, 2005
DESCRIPTION
The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a phenomenon of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result is that at a popular level the historic reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this series, therefore, is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its historical development in Ireland between the 5th & 12th centuries. Lectures include:

Celtic Christianity: Revivals Ancient and Modern
The Celtic World: A Sacral Universe
The Transition from Pagan to Christian
Saints, Sanctity, and Spiritual Biography
Monks, Monasteries, and Meaning
The Beauty of the World
Celtic Christianity and the Arts: The Book of Kells
The Heritage of Worship, Prayer, and Hymns
The Trinity in Celtic Christianity
Celtic Christianity and Postmodernism”

In September, 2010, Fuller Theological Seminary, taught an International Course in ‘Exploring the Celtic Heritage’: “The spirituality of the Celtic saints offers a creative missional model for the 21st century. This unique course will be based on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England, and will combine reflection on mission in today’s world with space for personal reflection & spiritual nurture.”

Fuller Theological Seminary is now offering Summer 2011 Immersion Courses, one of which includes a 10 day trip to Ireland, where students are encouraged to: “Join us as we wander amongst sacred sites dotting the Irish countryside studying the birthplace of Celtic monastic spirituality, which still today has a significant influence on our worship practices…Worship God through contemplative prayer and song in cloistered spaces and under the wide canopy of Irish sky. Examine the rich imagery and symbolism of Celtic crosses.”

Fuller Theological Seminary, 2021: “Celtic and Contemporary Models for Spiritual Direction & Praxis of Spiritual Direction – Iona, Scotland

The third year will be an immersion in the historical Celtic model of spiritual formation and direction, Anam Cara. The class will meet in Scotland on the island of Iona, an historic and spiritual place where Christianity was brought from Ireland by St Columba to Scotland, and where monastic communities forged historical models for spiritual direction (soul friend). The retreat like setting of the course will allow for personal reflection and personal discernment. We will define and delve more deeply in Celtic Spirituality. In addition, we will look at Puritan and contemporary models of spirituality, develop and explore implications of spiritual formation for the local church, and develop and practice deeper skills for the ministry of spiritual direction. We will explore particular models of spiritual direction, historic and modern, as part of learning practices of discernment and how they are integrated into spiritual direction.” https://www.fuller.edu/dmin/spiritual-direction-formation-cohort/

The Brehm Center, working in tandem with Fuller Theological Seminary

“The sponsors of integrated education in the arts, theology and worship also promotes Celtic spirituality at their website. “The Wild Goose Festival is a music, art and conversation festival at the intersection of justice and spirituality. It is rooted in the Christian tradition seeking to welcome all regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief. In the Celtic Church the image of the Wild Goose has long been held as a symbol for the wild, unpredictable, and untamable nature of the Holy Spirit…”

COURSES TAUGHT AT NAZARENE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (2002 – present) Doug Hardy

“Doctoral: Wesleyan Spiritual Practice for Ministry; Sustaining a Culture of Prayer in an Ecclesial Setting; Spiritual
Direction: Living with Questions in a Complicated World

Master’s:
REGULAR: Celtic Spirituality; Celtic Pilgrimage to Ireland; Connection & Service; Core Relationships for Christian
Ministry; Counseling and Spirituality; Discernment & Decision-Making; Faith Shaping & Sharing; Fasting &
Simplicity; Grace, Sins & Temptation; Ministry of Spiritual Direction; Personal & Spiritual Development of the
Minister; Persons in Community; Pilgrimage & Formation; Prayer & Scripture; Prayer Patterns & Practices;
Sacraments & Asceticism; Senior Integrative Seminar; Spiritual Formation of Servant Leaders; Theology &
Spirituality of Place

DIRECTED RESEARCH: Charismatic Spirituality; Desert Spirituality; History of Christian Spirituality; Identity in
Pastoral Ministry; Liturgical Spirituality; Christian Monasticism; Preaching & the Spiritual”

Nazarene Theological Seminary in their spring, 2011, Course SPF 790 – Celtic Spirituality, introduces students to the “Christian traditions” of the ancient pagan Celtic Church. “The renewal of interest in and even fascination with all things Celtic in recent decades begs the question: What do so many find compelling about these peoples and their culture? Embedded within the more well-known expressions of Celtic art, music, dance, and story are references to lesser-known spiritual traditions, both pre-Christian and Christian. What characterizes Celtic spirituality and what is its relevance for Christian spirituality today? In this course, these and other questions will be explored from the perspective of the Christian Celtic tradition.”

Wesley Seminary: “Registration for Spring and Summer courses is now in full swing. Please go to Wesley Web to register. Need an elective? Several study trips are available over the summer including Birmingham,AL, where you will trace the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Journey to Iona [Scotland] to study Celtic spirituality. ” https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/weekly-announcements/attention-doctor-of-ministry-students/

Garrett – Evangelical Theological Seminary: Celtic Spirituality – Experiencing God in the Everyday, Oct. 16 – Nov. 26, 2019. “In the midst of transition and ever-changing life, it is imperative to be grounded in the heart of God. Join Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell as we discover six ancient paths of prayer in the Celtic tradition. Together we will:

Discover a deep love of creation.
Engage a sense of belonging to One God, The Trinity of Love.
Explore poetry, prayers and music.
Practice living everyday joy.
From the newest person of prayer to the experienced pray-er, all will uncover the ancient wisdom of the Celts for contemporary devotion. As we share Daily Prayer Hours across the tradition and miles, our hearts will be grounded in a rhythm of stability for the ever-changing 21st century.” https://www.garrett.edu/connectional-learning/celtic-spirituality-experiencing-god-everyday

Columbia Theological Seminary – Sacred Creation: The Celtic Way Of Christian Spirituality: “Celtic people of Ireland and Britain as early as the second century C.E. and began to blossom by the fifth century.

This encounter between the Christian religion and Celtic tradition engendered a deep and distinctive spirituality rooted in the goodness of creation.

The Celtic way of Christianity has since made abundant contributions to art, literature, and theology, with expressive symbolism and imagery, a unique understanding of human nature, and its own monastic traditions.

Though the Celtic expression of Christianity has long encountered tension with mainstream Christianity, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen a revival of interest in the Celtic spiritual tradition.

At this critical juncture in history, for both the Church and the world, Celtic spirituality has much to offer Christians today.

In contrast to dualistic strains of Christian thought, which prioritize spirit over matter, Celtic Christianity emphasizes the sacred essence of all creation.

Creation, like Scripture, reveals God’s heart. Yet we enact great violence on creation daily, and climate change threatens life as we know it on earth. Recapturing the high value that this spirituality places on creation—and our care for it—is of urgent importance for our world and indeed the fate of humanity.

Likewise, The Celtic way of Christianity emphasizes the essential goodness of humanity, rather than the Augustinian notion of original sin.

While acknowledging the existence of sin, Celts prioritize the goodness inherent in individuals; each bears the imago dei. “The presence of God’s spirit in all things is what makes them beautiful,” Pelagius wrote. “[I]f we look with God’s eyes, nothing on the earth is ugly” (Letters of Pelagius, 71).

This understanding of humanity has the power to tear down the walls that separate us from one another, both in our neighborhoods, in our brutally divisive national politics, and in the global community.

Celtic spirituality offers new ways of viewing the Christian mission in the world, too.

David Adam observes that “The Celtic church did not so much seek to bring Christ as to discover Him: not to possess Him, but to see Him in ‘friend and stranger’; to liberate the Christ who is already there in all his riches” (Ian Bradley, The Celtic Way, 75).

In stark contrast to the imperializing role that Christian mission has played throughout church history, Celtic spirituality offers a way to engage in mission and evangelism that acknowledges the dignity and respect inherent in each person.

Finally, Celtic spirituality calls for us to slow down, to be contemplative, to cease from the brutal pace of the world that robs us of vitality and life.

This spirituality offers a pathway to a deep connection to creation, to God, to others, and to our very selves.

In these ways and others, Celtic spirituality offers Christians today possibilities for growth, newness, and depth.” Arthur M. Wright, Jr. https://www.ctsnet.edu/the-celtic-way-of-christian-spirituality/

Asbury Seminary Alumni and Friends Celtic Christianity Tour: UK 2021
Published Date: March 5, 2020: “We have the perfect opportunity set in place for those who have a passion for travel and have longed to learn more about Christianity in the beautiful lands of the United Kingdom! For 10 days in June of 2021, you can join Asbury alumni and travel to England, Scotland, and Ireland. “ https://asburyseminary.edu/elink/asbury-seminary-alumni-and-friends-celtic-christianity-tour-uk-2021/

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: “Register now for The Celtic Way – Roots Experience the first half of the Celtic Way with us this Fall.
WHEN: At your own pace between Monday, November 1 through Monday, November 29
WHERE: Outdoors & online. A link will be sent for you to join the online community once you register!
WHO: Any student, InterVarsity staff, or ministry partner who wants to encounter God in a divine way while walking
COST: $25
The Celtic Way is best experienced journeying alongside a friend. Invite a friend and you both get $5 off.
REGISTER

Experience a divine way to wander

In the Celtic tradition of Christianity, those on pilgrimage didn’t have a definite destination. They only knew and trusted the God who called them as they headed out.

In some way, this is a parable of the last 18 months, which has felt like a time of wandering for many people. We make plans only for them to be changed, maybe even several times before they are canceled all together. We long for some anchor in this uncertainty.

This November InterVarsity Study Abroad is offering an opportunity to find that anchor as we explore the first four sessions of Via Divina: The Celtic Way.

Eight Walks
FOUR WALKS
Each audio-guided excursion explores a theme of Celtic spirituality using the story of a Celtic saint, scripture reflection, sensory activities, and prayer.
Where
OUTDOORS & ONLINE
It’s as easy as putting in your headphones and stepping out your door, and checking the community.” https://intervarsity.org/via-divina/celtic-way-roots

London Olympics 2012

Glastonbury Tor located in Glastonbury, Somerset, England was put on the map when it became the most prominent part of the Isles of Wonder set of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. Unbeknown to the majority of international viewers Glastonbury is the most revered of Britain’s ancient sacred sites with a long association with the Celtic legend of King Arthur, and the underworld (the Celts believed Glastonbury is the entrance to the underworld.) The Tor has seven terraces and when viewed from above the terraces create a winding labyrinth path which is rumored to be used for occult rituals including Celtic Druid initiations and goddess worship.

Christianity Today

Christianity Today ( CT) magazine published a blasphemous front page cover story ‘Saving Celtic Spirituality` by Loren Wilkinson April 24, 2020.

“…These Celtic spirituality books are generally beautiful, lavishly decorated with a colorful knotwork of intertwined beasts and plants. The contents are organized around the seasons or the Celtic Pagan holy days (Samhain, Beltane, and others). The spiritual content is generic and safe, usually preceded by some warnings about the difference between Celtic spirituality (which is inclusive, and hence good) and Christian religion (which is exclusive, and hence bad). The introduction from one of these books is typical: “This book is for people of lively, questing spirit who want to lay down a personal pattern of spiritual practice but who do not wish to practice this within a specific religious framework. The material within this book springs from the spiritual current of Celtic tradition.”Thus Celtic spirituality becomes one more dish on a spiritual smorgasbord, alongside various ancient and exotic traditions. We are used to such a spread in these late-modern times, whose inhabitants (like the Athenians of Paul’s day) are always hungry for the latest ideas.The current wave of Celtophilia might be of only marginal interest to the Christian—except that a substantial and rapidly growing Celtic Christian movement also exists within the evangelical Christian community. So the word Celtic occurs with increasing frequency in the books and music of Christian bookstores, as do the rhythms”….

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

A banner used to promote Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM) senior pastor, Brian Brodersen’s Bible study on Revelation 9:13-21 depicting a pagan celtic triquetra symbol was sent out by Twitter on March 6, 2016. This symbol was then seen projected on the wall behind the pulpit at CCCM.

A triquetra is a triangle or three (tri) cornered quetrus. It is made up of three intersecting vesica pisces, a shape created by the intersection of two circles – sacred geometry.

The triquetra is considered one of the oldest pagan celtic symbols dating back to as early as 500 AD when it was used to symbolize the triple goddess/Divine feminine (maiden-mother-crone). The symbol is often used to represent the three fundamental elements – air, water, and earth or the infinite cycle of life. It is also known as a rune of protection.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church (ELCA)

“Ten years ago, Pilgim Lutheran Church (ELCA) in the Macalester – Groveland neighborhood of St Paul took a long hard look at itself and started dreaming. What would a new worship service look like, if the congregation could add one? Like so many other neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, Pilgrim has had its share of “de-churched” individuals who had some previous experience in the Christian faith but no current home in a church community. How might a new type of worship experience make a difference?
With their mission statement in mind, “to be a home for hungry minds and souls,” Pilgrim’s dream quickly moved to strategic planning. A worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, supported by the Lilly Endowment, undergirded the congregation’s tactical decision to add a service that was both contemplative and global. The Irish roots of St. Paul and the Scottish, Irish, and Celtic identities of its nearby colleges led to an indigenous approach to style, and Pilgrim launched one of the Twin Cities’ first Celtic worship services.

March 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Pilgrim’s Celtic contemplative communion services and an exciting milestone for the congregation. Offered the second Sunday evening of the month from September to May, this unique worship experience immediately filled a need in the community and became an effective and pivotal outreach for the congregation…

Pilgrim’s Celtic service is contemplative, without a sermon. Participants worship and receive God’s presence through prayers, poetry, litanies, scripture readings, music, and silence. When worshippers arrive, they are invited to light a candle and place it in a sand-filled Celtic cross. This light-filled cross becomes the circle around which the congregation gathers for Holy Communion later in the service…” https://metrolutheran.org/2012/02/a-decade-of-celtic-prayer

As the previous information is only the “tip of the iceberg,” the question remains, why the deafening silence from the leaders within the frontline discernment ministries?

In a world full of treachery, lies and deceit it is comforting to meditate on Jesus Christ’s answer to Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” Jesus gave the solution to Pilate’s question in fact before the words even came out of the Roman leader’s mouth. Pilate just refused to hear what Jesus told him. Quoting from John 18:37, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” All who hearken to Christ’s Words will be led to the truth of Life and will receive His promise of salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is soon to come. If you do not have a personal relationship with the Living Lord Jesus Christ, repent (have a change of mind) and put your complete faith in ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,” who paid for the sins of the world by His atoning blood sacrifice when He was pierced upon the cross – the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

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The Mark of the Beast Update: The Covid-19 Vaccine is not the Mark of the Beast

I received the following question: “When the false prophet attempts to brand every living person with his mark, how will he do that? The logistics are staggering! In the third world countries – especially with the incredible high birth rate that must be around 600,000 a year with little to know documentation on these births – it seems impossible. The production of 6 billion devices to implant in every human seems next to impossible. Implanting or tattooing something on 6 billion people seems impossible also. Doesn’t the mark have to be a spiritual…a confession…a cultural thing”?

Reply: The Scriptures in question can be found in Rev. 13:16-17. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

First, it should be pointed out that it is not the mark of the false prophet, even though he does initiate it through the living image as can be seen by reading verses 15-16, but rather it is the “mark of the beast” called the anti-Christ.

The false prophet’s mission is to direct worship to the anti-Christ, not himself. Also, he derives all his authority from the beastly anti-Christ. This can be verified by reading verses 3, 4, 8, 12, and 14-17 in Rev.13.

The conclusive proof text can be found in Rev. 19:20, where the mark of the beastly anti- Christ and his image are described as separate from the false prophet. The mark is clearly associated with the first beast of Rev. 13, in Rev. 19:20.

Concerning the mark itself, for it to be only symbolic, instead of a literal mark, would be superfluous to the text. The mark must be visible in order for it to accomplish its intended purpose of identifying and controlling the purchasing and selling of the world’s populace.

This is proven by the Greek word “charagma” used throughout Revelation in reference to this mark. The word literally means an “engraving or etching.” A tongue-in-cheek “Heil anti-Christ” will accomplish very little towards fulfilling the goal of Satan, the Beast, and the False Prophet, for obtaining tangible global control.

Lastly, in regard to how it will be accomplished, I must admit I have been reluctant to endorse the new implants as the mark, but have shared and followed the developments in this area because it shows the prophesied course of marking and tracking individuals in these last days.

I have not discounted it’s usage in the future world of the anti-Christ under special circumstances. My reservation about the implant fulfilling the global role of the mark arises in four areas: time, cost, aversion, and language.

First of as pointed out in the question, The logistics of preparing billions of syringes with implants and then injecting the world population would distract greatly from the little time the anti-Christ will have to pursue this venture during the final three and one half years of the Great Tribulation.

We must also consider all of the apocalyptic distractions he will be dealing with.

Secondly, it was reported in the 1988 ‘American Medical News’ that The total cost of an implant under the skin for just one individual was several hundred dollars. Even though we can assume the cost has been reduced, we can still foresee an astronomical expenditure for such an undertaking.

Thirdly, is the tremendous aversion many people have to hypodermic needles although we are sure that having one’s head cut off will serve as a powerful inducement For people to overcome this phobia (Rev. 20:4).

Then lastly, the literal Greek word for “where” the “mark” is to be placed is the word “epi” which is our word “upon.” The implants are designed to be implanted under the skin while the mark is to go “upon” the right hand or “upon“ the forehead. An implant just under the skin in the forehead against the bone would seem vastly unacceptable and a cumbersome undertaking.

So how then might this mark be administered?

It should be noted that a quarter of the earth’s approximately 6 billion people will be killed before the mark is instituted according to Rev.6:8. This fact, along with the removal of the Christians at the Rapture, will produce a significant reduction in the global population. The total population will continue to be dramatically eradicated after the anti-Christ begins his marking campaign. The remaining population can be efficiently and swiftly marked upon the skin with laser tattoos in an extremely economical manner.

An ideal identification mark has already been developed. Keep in mind that this information, as of 2001, I am about to share concerns a technology developed and put in use over 25 years ago.

The following is quoted from an interview from ‘God’s Latter Rain,’ in May of 1976, with the developer of permanent freeze and laser beam marking. His name is Keith Farrell. He was engaged by the United States Department of Agriculture to teach and study at Washington Stoats University in Pullman, Washington. He was a researcher and lecturer on Physiology – Pharmacology at the college of Veterinary Medicine and his dream was for “Universal Animal Identification.” The article titled the ‘Mark’ is Ready, opens with statements:

“Can you imagine 6,000 dairy cattle being marked each week with computer compatible symbols that can be detected by an electric scanner and fed into a computer…Can you fashion in mind a completely unalterable mark that would be capable of individually identifying every animal in the world with the idea that these marks should be a permanent part of the animals…Can you visualize the capability of a ruby red laser marking at machine gun speeds, every fish from every hatchery throughout the world, with a different mark for every hatchery; and therefore revolutionize the fishing industry? Technology is presently available to achieve this.” Dr Farrell stated, “If we could individualize the animal, we could easily have one overall computer program…This would then make the identification of a particular animal available within seven seconds to any law enforcement officer in the United States and Canada as well…I am assured techniques could be forthcoming to establish programs of individual identification of people.”

Not only does this satisfy the language of Rev. 13:16, that requires the mark to be upon the skin, but also another interesting point of the Greek language. The words “to receive a mark” in verse 16, according to Greek Scholar A. T. Robertson, literally means “that they give themselves a mark.”

It could realistically be understood in our day of Automatic Teller machines and laser technology how little supervised laser tattoo terminals could be globally distributed and made available 24 hours a day.

If you do not have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ we cannot emphasize strongly enough that today is the day to repent ( have a change of mind) and put your faith in the atoning blood sacrifice of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God is everlasting life for those that believe in His Son.

J. B. Mokhriby

Update

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17

As the Greek word for “mark is charagma which is a “brand, scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude) -graven, mark.” (Strong’s 4480) Therefore, the mark of the beast will be a brand or tattoo, which will be a badge of servitude to the anti-Christ.

Understanding the Mark of the Beast Deception
It is of extreme importance to understand that the Mark of the Beast will be a brand/tattoo ON the hand or forehead and not a vaccine with a computer chip IN the hand or forehead. The vaccine microchip deception is today being advanced world-wide by the secular media and by many false teachers. Once it’s widely accepted that the vaccine with a computer chip is the Mark of the Beast, the Antichrist will be able to deceive those left behind after the Rapture of the Church to take the authenic Mark of the Beast.

But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. 1 John 2:27.

Tattooing for Jesus

A survey in Canada found that “75% of young conservative Christians believe “tattooing is a valid spiritual expression” (“For the Love of God,” The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 1999).

Reporter Douglas Todd of The Vancouver Sun visited the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Langley, British Columbia, and found that tattoos are the newest “in thing” for Vineyard Christians. Amy Bonde, who is a staff member at the Vineyard in Langley, has a large Celtic cross tattooed on the small of her back. Encircling the cross are Hebrew letters that allegedly mean, “I am my beloved’s, and he is mine.” Bonde says the tattoo signifies that she looks upon Jesus Christ as her “lover.”

The Vancouver Sun report notes that the TATTOOING REPRESENTS “A SIGN OF A SEISMIC SHIFT IN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY, which has been associated for most of this century with harsh rules about controlling one’s body: no long hair on men, no pants on women, no drinking, no dancing, no jewelry and certainly no tattooing.”

The Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota) ran an article in November 1998 about the Christian Tattoo Association operated by Randy Mastre and two other members of New Song Community Church in Bismarck. Their goal is “to bring Christianity to tattooers.”

What is wrong with “Christian” tattooing?

First of all, the Old Testament plainly forbade tattooing.

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD” (Lev. 19:28).

In some cases we are told in the New Testament that something in the Old is not for us. That is true for the Old Testament dietary laws (Rom. 14:2-3; 1 Tim. 4:1-5) and for the sabbath (Col. 2:16), but there is no such statement in regard to tattooing.

Second, God’s people are not to be identified with evil.

Abstain from all appearances of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

God forbade the Israelites to cut their flesh because it was an identification with paganism and idolatry, and the New Testament contains the same principles and restrictions.” https://www.wayoflife.org/reports/tattooing-for-jesus.php

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The Rapture – Home By Revelation Chapter 6

As the world drifts relentlessly towards the major war in the Middle East prophesied of in Psalm 83, Christians should be lifting their eyes upward towards heaven with ever-greater expectation of the day of their home going. Before the anti-Christ appears on the world scene to establish a temporary peace from out of this war, the Church will be safe in the fragrant pastures of God and gathering on the banks of the River of Life.

Verses 1-2 of Chapter 6 of the Bible Book of Revelation reveals God’s appointed moment in time when the final 7 years of God’s judgment upon the earth begins. We are shown that this is the precise moment in time when Jesus Christ unveils the identity of the anti-Christ. Details as to what takes place once the anti-Christ is revealed as a royal conqueror are shared elsewhere in Scripture.

Verses 20-27 of Chapter 9 of the Old Testament Book of Daniel prophesies by the angel Gabriel that 70 increments of 7 years must be completed with the people of Israel before God seals up vision and prophecy and anoints the Most Holy.

Sixty-nine of the 7 year periods were to be completed before the Messiah was to be executed. This time designation of 483 years total has been precisely fulfilled as was prophesied prior to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The remaining 7 years yet to be fulfilled are to take place at the conclusion of the age immediately before the return of Jesus Christ.

The pivotal prophetic sign given by God through Gabriel, which is to mark the start of the final 7 years, is to be the establishment of a 7-year covenant in Israel by a princely ruler. He is prophesied to come forth from the people who would be responsible for destroying Jerusalem and the Temple of God. This prophecy was fulfilled to the letter by the Roman Empire in 70 A.D. Unbelievably there are recognized Bible prophecy teachers who claim, in spite of the explicit prophecy of Dan. 9:26-27, that there are no observable signs that identify the starting point of the final 7 years!

Since God’s word prophesies that a specific event will take place at the precise starting point of the final 7 years, we need to examine the argument against this event being a relevant sign which can be relied upon to recognize that the final 7-year countdown has commenced. It is beyond us to postulate some other reason as to God’s intention for sharing this information.

If not the obvious intention of identifying the anti-Christ at the very start of Daniel’s final 7 years, then what conceivably could God be attempting to make known to mankind with this detailed revelation?

What other possible purpose could the Lord have for conveying this detailed information regarding the confirming of the final week of 7 years by a covenant with Israel?

Are we to believe God shared this vital prophetic revelation with the intention to conceal its fulfillment when it comes to pass?

What then is the purpose of such an intricate prophecy from God if He wills for it to be unrecognizable when it is fulfilled?

We have yet to hear an acceptable explanation as to why the confirming of the final week of years covenant by the anti-Christ will be kept a secretly fulfilled prophecy by God, so we cannot offer a cross-examination.

We rather accept that just as a precise sign of a decree was given, fulfilled and recognized for the initiating of the original 69 sets of 7 years for Israel in Daniel 9:25-26, so too will the precise sign revealing the start of the final 7 years be recognized with the unveiling of the anti-Christ by his strengthening of a 7 year covenant with Israel.

It would be inconsistent for a believer to think otherwise. This sign is essential for the recognition by Israel that the very close of the age is upon them and for the Church to recognize the farthest point in time possible for her to remain on the earth before her Rapture up to Heaven.

Returning to our opening Scriptures of Revelation 6:1-2, which corresponds with the initial revealing of the anti-Christ at the start of the final week of years cited in Daniel 9:27 we read, “Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. And he who sat on it had a bow; And a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”

This man wearing a crown is sent out by Jesus Christ at the outset of ever increasing judgments. He has a bow, but no arrows which reveals to us that he is a warrior who initially makes his conquest beyond the need of weapons. We read of him in Daniel 11:21, “…he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue.”

Before this man is revealed to the world in Chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation the Church will be removed to Heaven by Christ at the event known to many as the Rapture, which is prophesied of in such passages as I Thessalonians 4:15-18. “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

It should serve as great encouragement to believers that 8 examples can be cited by the Scriptures leading up to Revelation 6:2 which effectively demonstrate that the Church will be home in Heaven before the Lord unveils the Anti-Christ.

Our first example is that the Church is mentioned in the Book of Revelation 19 times before the anti-Christ is sent forth by Jesus in Chapter 6. The Church is never mentioned again in Revelation throughout the entire period of the ensuing 7 years of judgments upon the earth.

It is noteworthy that the last mention of the Church before the time of tribulation begins is in the final verse of Revelation Chapter 3, and that the first verse of Revelation Chapter 4 gives a powerful demonstration of the Rapture of the Church with the Apostle John being caught up to Heaven. We quote, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

This brings us to our second point. Notice in the verse just quoted that not just once, but twice reference is made to “after these things” and “after this.”

The question begging to be answered is, “After what things?” To obtain the exciting answer one only needs to read the preceding chapters leading up to verse 1 of Chapter 4. There, as we have been sharing, we find the portion of the Book of Revelation which deals exclusively with the Church of Jesus Christ. Revelation 4:1 clearly reveals that after the dealings of God with the Church on earth something new is to take place. Further dialogue concerning the Church’s earthly dealings had come to an abrupt and final end at the last verse of Rev. Chapter 3.

The follow up question must then be asked, “How come?”

Our third evidence that the Rapture has taken place by Chapter 6 of Revelation deals with this question and is found in verses 4 & 10 of Rev. Chapter 4. Here we are shown 24 elders wearing crowns. Angels are never shown in the Scriptures wearing crowns so these individuals could only be believers residing in heaven.

Solid evidence to support that these are glorified members of the Raptured Church and not just spirits of the dead is also made known to us by the fact that they have been given these crowns. By the Word of God found in II Tim. 4:8 & I Pet. 5:4 we know without question that the reward of crowns are not given until the day of the Lord’s appearing. The day that the Lord Jesus Christ appears to His resurrected and glorified living saints is on the blessed day of the Rapture (see I Thess. 4:15-17). Therefore the individuals seen in Heaven with crowns could only have received their crowns after the Church had been Raptured.

Our fourth piece of scriptural evidence proving that the Church is in Heaven by Rev. Ch. 6 is found in Rev. 5:9. Here we are shown a vast company of people from out of every tribe, tongue and nation praising the Savior for redeeming them with His blood. This takes place before the first seal of the Tribulation Period is opened in Rev. Ch. 6. It can only be the Raptured Church voicing this gratitude at that time. Angels are not redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

In addition, in verse 10 we are told that they are appointed as kings and priests who will reign upon the earth. We are shown in I Pet. 2:9 that this royal priesthood of God is none other than the Church of Jesus Christ.

Our fifth scriptural evidence of the Church being home by Ch. 6 is found in Rev. 5:13 where we are privileged to view when all of the creatures of the earth, sea and heaven rejoice with glorious praise for some unprecedented event which has taken place.

According to Rom. 8:18-23, creation will not rejoice in such a manner until “the revealing of the sons of God.” Rom. 8:23 makes clear that the revealing of the sons of God does not take place until the time of the redemption of the bodies of the saints at the Rapture. Creation rejoices because with this glorification of the saints it has collectively witnessed the promised evidence that its own redemption will soon follow, as was prophesied in Romans 8.

Our 6th point of credible evidence, which supports that the Church is home by the time the anti-Christ is sent forth in Revelation 6, is derived from the fact that the phrase “he who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” is repeated 7 times in Chapters 2 & 3 of the Book of Revelation. This admonition from the Holy Spirit of God takes place immediately before Revelation 4:1 addresses the ““things which must take place ‘after this ‘.”

The only time ‘AFTER THIS’ that we find a special admonition for listeners to diligently hearken to what has been said is found in Revelation 13:9 during the Tribulation Period. What is of such great significance concerning this fact, is that even though it is at this time when the anti-Christ is given authority to overcome those who have become believers during the Tribulation Period, the Church is NOT addressed in this special call to pay attention to what is being said. The Tribulation period Scripture only reads, “If anyone has an ear, let him hear.” That’s it!

If at anytime in history the Church needed a comforting message from the Spirit of God it would be at this time (that is if she were still on the earth, but she is not). Therefore no call is made to her from the Spirit. To dismiss the powerful implication of God not comforting His Church at this time would reveal an unwarranted bias against expositional revelation

This brings us to our 7th point, which is a companion word of comfort given to the Church. We speak now of the corporate identity of believers represented by the Philadelphian Church in Rev. 3:7-13.

The particular assemblage of Church members being addressed in this crucial dispensational passage are without question faithful believers at the close of the age. This we know with certainty by Rev. 3:10 which reads, ““because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”

There is no other time period of global testing prophesied of in the Scriptures for this present Church Age then during the Tribulation Period. From its very start, when the anti-Christ is unleashed, we are told in II Thess. 2:11, God will send upon the earth “strong delusion.” God’s promise to the faithful Philadelphian believers is that He will keep them from this hour of trial which is to come upon the whole world.

In the Greek language the precise meaning of keeping them from this test, is to keep them… “out of and away from” this trial. The faithful Church is not just sheltered from this global trial according to the literal translation, but are in actuality removed from the scene. Heaven is the perfect, and in fact the only place adequate to accomplish this blessed isolation, and the Rapture is the only way to go.

Our 8th and final point for this message (regarding the Church being home by Rev. 6) concerns the strong delusion God is to send upon the whole world at the beginning of the Tribulation Period when Christ sends forth the man of sin known as anti-Christ. The Church MUST be gone by this point in time because II Thess. 2:11-12 tells us that at that time, “…God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

A dramatic turning point in God’s manner of reaching out to unbelievers has been reached at this juncture. Those who have rejected the truth of salvation in Christ alone in the past are suddenly given a persuasive lie from GOD as an alternative! This shows once again that the Church has completed her God-given mandate to reach mankind with the Gospel of Truth (Mark 16:15-16).

At that time God will offer a lie in place of the truth to a Christ rejecting world. If the Church were still on the earth at that time attempting to accomplish its mission of truth, then it would find itself working at odds against God’s presentation of the “strong delusion”. Truth will still be available during the Tribulation. The Spirit filled Church will no longer be the vessel God will use to deliver His once abundant Words of Life. Israel will be given this burdensome task during this unparalleled time of adversity. If the Spirit filled Church were still here on the earth, it would find itself in the most unusual situation of attempting to fulfill it’s God ordained mandate in the face of a delusion sent by God.

This would be in conflict with the words of Jesus Christ found in Mark 3:24-25, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” The Church, unlike Israel, is at one with Christ in body and Spirit.

God’s alternate message for the seekers of delusion is to be sent forth in the embodiment of the anti-Christ. The truth-rejecting world will turn to him as their king and inspiration for their devilish desires.

The Holy Spirit indwelt Church will no longer be found upon the earth to hinder his appearing in all the fullness of his darkness. God will grant him a vast and open field for his gathering of defiant lost souls (see II Thess. 2:7-12).

The days of the anti-Christ are near and unshakable prophets of Israel will soon once again thunder with the Might of God in the face of a world given over to evil. But first the Church must be home by 6, and then the night will fall.

With this final thought we are reminded throughout the Bible that God has a plan to bring to a conclusion the reign of Satan and man over the earth after 6 thousand years. That time, by all estimates and calculations is at hand.

Do not miss the chance of eternity and be forgiven of all of your sins. This very moment anyone can be counted among the blessed assembly of believers that make up the Church of Jesus Christ. The blood of the Lord of Glory ran scarlet, but its power to cleanse one of sin leaves the forgiven before God, whiter than the purest snow.

This moment you can stand before God as a perfect vessel of His holiness by repenting (having a change of mind) and believing in His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who shed His blood for the forgiveness of your sins.

If you are still here after the Rapture because of procrastination, doubt or rebellion, then without delay cry out to Jesus Christ and be saved. The road awaiting will be hard, but keep the faith, for it will surely lead you into your Father’s arms. You don’t want to come home after 6, but still in the final hope, it is better to be late for supper than to never be fed at all, “Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God” (Rev. 19:9).

Those who reject this Holy invitation are in the gravest danger of being drawn away by their own lusts to accept the desirable lie. The eternal Creator of all things promises in Isa. 66:3-4, “…just as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations, “so will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears on them; because, when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear, but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”

Former Muslim, J. B. Mokhriby

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The Abomination Divides the Final Week

Daniel Chapter 9 prophesies in verses 24, 26 & 27 that 70 weeks of years (that is 490 years) are determined to finish the transgressions of the Jews before God and that midway through the final 7 years, a wicked ruler who is to come forth from the former Roman Empire will commit a desolating abomination.

This mid-week of years abomination is pivotal to our study.

There are some who teach that this abomination was committed back in Old Testament times or else that it took place during Christ’s first advent. It is also often taught that the first 3 ½ years of the final 7 years has already elapsed and that there are only 3 ½ remaining for this prophecy to be fulfilled.

The prophetic Scriptures refute these teachings. The Word of God reveals that the final week of 7 years waits intact and that the abomination which will be committed by the evil ruler is yet still in the future.

A key verse which needs to be kept in mind is Revelation 13:5 where we are told that the evil ruler will have a point of recognizable division in his authority. After he will have had a period of time to rule we are told that he will be granted an extension of time encompassing an additional 3 ½ years.

We quote, “And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.”

This man who is commonly referred to as the anti-Christ does not just suddenly appear on the world scene with just 3 ½ years of time remaining. Daniel 9:27 confirms that he will have at least 3 ½ years prior to this point to make a name for himself when he strengthens a 7 year covenant with Israel. He then breaks the covenant for the final 3 ½ years.

Regarding the prophecy of the 70 sets of 7 years for Israel found in Dan. Ch. 9 of the Holy Bible we will be looking at aspects of these final 7 years. With the absolute certainty of the soon fulfillment of these fast approaching 7 years we will take a closer look at what God has revealed about this time of judgment.

In Dan. 9:26-27 we can see where a 7 year covenant will one day be strengthened by an influential leader who will come from one of the areas formerly controlled by the Roman Empire.

We then find that these 7 years will be divided midway by some revolting act committed by this newly recognized world leader. The Bible calls this contemptible act the “Abomination of Desolation.”

Jesus used this term in His detailed prophecy of the last days in Matthew 24:15. He made reference directly to the prophecy of the final 7 weeks found in Dan. 9:27, 11:31 & 12:11 when speaking of this trigger point which will close out the remaining 3 ½ years of this time of tribulation (Matt. 24:21.)

The prophecies in Daniel along with other prophetic passages reveal that the coming man of sin will take issue with the Jew’s worship of God and will cause the restored worship and sacrifices being offered at the rebuilt temple to cease.

The use of the word “abomination”, reveals to us that the anti-Christ goes beyond just stopping the activity at the Temple. The Scriptures reveal that he will also be responsible for the instituting of an idolatrous substitute to be worshipped. It is because of this abomination that overwhelming desolation will come.

The New Testament sheds even more light on what this wicked king intends to do. The revealing passage of endtime prophecy found in II Thess. 2:3-4 declares that when this son of Hell and ruin commandeers the soon to be built temple in Jerusalem, he will blasphemously exalt himself above all that is called God and will in a moment of insane evil claim himself to be God.

Turning to one of the more detailed prophecies concerning the appearance of the anti-Christ, we find greater insight regarding this moment of satanic self-exaltation when this beastly king demands to be worshipped.

In Ch. 13 of the Book of Revelation we are shown the following. Verse 1 tells us in conjunction with other prophecies that he will ultimately lead a 10-kingdom confederacy.

Verses 2-4 tell us that he will be tremendously commanding and that it is Satan who empowers him.

Verse 5 confirms to us that he will receive his full authority upon the earth during the final 3 ½ years of Daniel’s 70th week of years.

Verse 6 shows us once again that he will commit his blasphemy against God at this precise mid-point of the final 7 years.

Verse 7 reveals that the people, who had delayed in becoming saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and were left behind on the earth during this time after the Rapture, will face unrelenting horrible persecutions and will even be put to death.

Reading on in verses 11-13 of Rev. 13 we find that a miracle-working false prophet will be in alliance with the Anti-Christ.

Verses 14-18 then tell us that at the time of the anti-Christ’s blasphemy his false prophet will give life to an image. The Scriptures do not say that the false prophet is able to create life but rather that life will be imparted to the image. What abject horror this 21st century wizardry will unleash is beyond mortal comprehension. This image will stand in the Temple and will demand that the world not only worship the beastly king, but also that everyone be marked upon their right hand or forehead to show submission to a satanic religious/economic system. The penalty imposed by the new world order upon those failing to be absorbed into this system will be death by beheading or starvation

According to the Scriptures found in Rev. 14:9-13, God’s punishment for those taking this mark upon their body is immeasurably more to be feared. Their punishment by God’s Word will be eternal damnation.

We know that at the time that Jesus spoke the words recorded in Matt. 24 the “Abomination of Desolation” was a future event which was to take place at the close of the age just prior to His physical return to the earth.

This close of the age scenario for the “Abomination of Desolation” is also confirmed in Dan. Ch. 12, II Thess. Ch. 2 & Chapters 5-19 of the Book of Revelation.

It is without question by this fact alone that we know that the first 69 sets of 7 years prophesied of in Dan. 9 has a gap of time separating the 69th week of years from the final 7 years which will bring the total of Israel’s 70 weeks of years prophecy to its magnificent conclusion.

It must be remembered that the Jews are still in a serious dispute with God. We read in Hosea 5:14-15 that it is God who allows the Jewish people to suffer during their times of tribulation. We are told that it is because of some great offence which they have committed against God that these times of trials have been permitted. God tells them that He had been among them at one time and that He has returned to His place in Heaven until they acknowledge their offence and repent.

We now understand by Scriptures such as John 1:1, 14:6 & 23 & 15:6-23 that Israel’s offence was the rejection of God when He was manifest in the flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This coming attempt by the Jews to approach God through Temple worship and sacrifices in the future are to God just an extension of their original offence when they rejected His Son.

The offering of sacrifices during the tribulation will be the equivalency of an ongoing act of defiance since God has already given the very life and blood of His own Son as the final act of atonement (see Heb. 7:22-28, 9:11-28 & 10:9-14 e.g.).

In Rev. Ch. 11 we are told that God will send two greatly anointed prophets to the Temple which will be standing in Jerusalem during the time of the Tribulation. Their ministry will require that they evaluate the altar in this rebuilt temple and those who are worshipping therein.

We know by the Scriptures discussed earlier that the sacrifices made at this altar and the temple worshippers will be given a failing grade by these two prophets since these actions will be measured only in the light of their acceptance of God’s Son.

According to Zech. 13:8-9, two-thirds of the Jews will perish due to this ongoing offense and Zech. 14:2,3,12 & 16 reveals that all the nations which God uses to punish Israel for her hardness will in turn be destroyed because of their own evil inclinations and unbelief.

It must never be forgotten that every person will be evaluated solely on their faith or rejection of Jesus Christ’s offer of forgiveness for their sins.

In the day of Israel’s redemption one-third of the Jews will understand the words of the Apostle Peter as is recorded for us in Acts 4:10-12, “Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name given among men by which we must be saved.”

Former Muslim, J. B. Mokhriby

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The Rapture and the Second Coming

There is an ongoing debate among followers of Christ as to whether The “Rapture” will take place before, sometime during, or at the close of the final 7 years of the present age known as the Tribulation Period. Opposers of the Pre-Trib and Mid-Trib teachings object to these views because of their assertion that if the Lord should appear to believers before the Second Coming of Christ at the close of the Tribulation then that would constitute a third coming of Christ and therefore must be rejected.

They contend that even though the Rapture Scripture in I Thessalonians 4:17 reveals that Jesus Christ does not return to the earth as is prophesied for the Second Coming, but only appears to believers in the clouds, that that event would still, in their opinion, have to be classified as His Second Coming.

They further assert that the catching up to Heaven of living believers along with the resurrection of the faithful dead, cannot take place before what they believe will be the final and only appearance of Christ at the end of the Tribulation.

This Post-Trib position may seem a worthwhile consideration to some, but as will be shown the Word of God refutes its foundational premise.

If the appearing of Jesus Christ to believers is truly limited to just one more time as the Post-Trib argument states, then we should not be able to document from Scripture any other catching up of believers to the heavens, no resurrection of any of the believing dead to glory and no appearances of Christ to believers between the time of His ascension to Heaven in 33 A.D. Until His Second Coming with His saints at Armageddon. This as we shall see is not the case.

In Acts 7:55-56 one can read where Saint Stephen saw the Lord Jesus in the heavens immediately before he was stoned to death. With breathtaking comparison to the glorious day of the Rapture, Jesus manifested Himself to a believer who was about to depart from this world, yet He Himself did not return to the earth at that time.

Adherents to the Post-Trib Rapture teaching will search the Bible in vain for a Scripture which limits Christ from appearing in the heavens to believers before His return at Armageddon.

It is without merit to maintain that Christ’s appearing in the clouds at the Rapture in I Thess. 4:17 could only be His Second Coming.

The Scriptures further reveal that Jesus can even visit the earth prior to the Second Coming if He so desires.

In Revelation 1:9-18 the Apostle John tells us of just such a day when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him. Interestingly enough John even shares a comparable statement which brings to mind a Rapture verse when he speaks of hearing “a loud voice, as of a trumpet.”

We know by the context of this passage that this event was neither a futuristic vision of the Rapture nor the Second Coming. Once again we are shown that it is an indefensible argument which maintains Christ cannot appear to believers before the scripturally defined Second Coming at the close of the age.

To dispel the notion that Christ’s appearance to John was only in a vision, one only needs to conduct a cross reference check with Rev. 4:1-2 of when John was later caught up to Heaven.

By reading Rev. 1:10 we know that John had already been anointed in the Spirit previously. When John then speaks of “immediately being in the Spirit” in Rev. 4:2 we know that he is not being redundant, but that something new has transpired. At this point we are shown that he has transcended the earthly dimension where he communed with Christ and is then being transported in a vision to the spiritual realm.

Revelation 11:3 & 7-12 further refutes those who say that no resurrection and catching up to heaven of believers can take place prior to Christ’s Second Coming.

In this passage we are shown two believers who are killed and left to decay in the streets of Jerusalem for 3 days during the days of the Tribulation Period. They are then resurrected from the dead by the Lord, according to Scripture, and stand up on their feet. Then, in full view of the world, a loud voice from heaven tells them to “Come up here” and they ascend up to Heaven in a cloud.

It is true to say that these are extremely rare and exceptional occurrences, but then so too is the event called the Rapture of the Church.

The Scriptures lend no support whatsoever to the position that if Christ ever appears to believers, resurrects the dead, or catches up living believers into the clouds it can only be the Second Coming.

A comparative study should be undertaken by any serious Bible prophecy student regarding the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming.

The Scriptures describing the Lord’s joyful, life-giving meeting with His saints in the clouds in I Thessalonians 4 and I Corinthians 15 are in vivid contrast to the vengeful Second Coming of Jesus Christ when He judges the earth with fire and blood as is described in Matthew 24:27-31 & Jude verses 14-15.

The differences between the two events are too numerous to discuss at length in this short message, but one quick example can be found in I Thess. 4:17. In this Rapture verse it is made absolutely clear that the Lord has come for His saints in order for them to be with Him forever from that time on and that Jesus has chosen for them to meet with Him in the very clouds of heaven.

The uniqueness of the original Greek for the word “meet” in this passage denotes a visit by a newly arriving dignitary. The word “visit” should require no further explanation. The Lord is shown by Scripture to have no intention of domiciling in the area at the time of the Rapture. If He is only on a visit then where does He intend to go back to with His beloved Church from there?

Revelation 19 reveals by prophecy that the saints will return with Jesus from Heaven after the Tribulation. Jude verses 14-15 also shows this identical coming of the Lord with His saints to the earth from Heaven.

There is no mention, nor the slightest hint of His coming to meet the living and dead saints in the clouds at that time. Instead we are shown that He will be bringing them with Him to judge the earth.

This harmonizes perfectly with Rev. 19:7,11 & 14 and Zechariah 14:4-5.

How, one may ask, can we state without the slightest reservation that after Christ meets His Church in the air He will first take them to Heaven before He returns with them to the earth? It is because Jesus Christ told us so Himself with great clarity and without qualification in Ch. 14 of the Gospel of John.

Quoting verses 2-3 we read, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; so that where I am, there you may be also.”

The original Greek word for “receive” in this passage (paralambano) means to receive from another or “to take.” The uncompromising grammar of the text speaks of an immediate event that is to take place following His coming to receive His saints.

Nothing in Christ’s words even remotely suggests that believers will be assembled at the Battle of Armageddon immediately after He receives them to Himself in the clouds, but instead gloriously reveals that they will be taken to their prearranged dwelling places in Heaven when He comes for them.

No where can it be found in Scripture that Jesus intends to return to Heaven with His saints immediately after His return to the earth at Armageddon. Instead, Scripture after Scripture reveals Christ fully intends from that moment on to set up His residency in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus as your Saviour you can right now by repenting (having a change of mind), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross. Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

Former Muslim, J. B. Mokhriby

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What is Halloween and Should Christians Celebrate It?

“The popularity of Halloween is growing exponentially. Americans spend over $9 billion dollars annually on Halloween, making it one of the country’s top commercial holidays. In addition, a quarter of all annual candy sales occur during the Halloween season in the United States. What is it about Halloween that makes October 31 so popular? Perhaps it’s the mystery—or just the candy? Perhaps the excitement of a new costume?

Whatever the draw, Halloween is here to stay. But what does the Bible say about it? Is Halloween wrong or evil? Are there any clues in the Bible as to whether a Christian should celebrate Halloween?

What does the Bible say about Halloween?
First of all, understand that Halloween is mostly a western custom and it has no direct reference in the Bible. However, there are Biblical principles that directly relate to the celebration of Halloween. Perhaps the best way to understand how Halloween relates to the Bible is to look at the meaning of Halloween and its history.

What does Halloween mean?
The word Halloween literally means the evening before All Hallows Day (or All Saint’s Day) celebrated on November 1. Halloween is also the shortened name of Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Evening and All Saint’s Eve which is celebrated on October 31. The origin and meaning of Halloween are derived from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, but more recently we think of Halloween as a night filled with candy, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, ghosts and death.

The history of Halloween

The origin of Halloween as we know it, began over 1900 years ago in England, Ireland, and Northern France. It was a Celtic celebration of the new year, called Samhain which occurred on November 1. The Celtic druids revered it as the biggest holiday of the year and emphasized that day as the time when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living. Bonfires were a large aspect of this holiday as well…

Another tradition is the druidic belief that during the night of November 1, demons, witches, and evil spirits freely roamed the earth with joy to greet the arrival of “their season”—the long nights and early dark of the winter months. The demons had their fun with poor mortals that night, frightening, harming, and even playing all kinds of mean tricks on them. The only way, it seemed, for scared humans to escape the persecution of the demons was to offer them things they liked, especially fancy foods and sweets. Or, in order to escape the fury of these horrible creatures, a human could disguise himself as one of them and join in their roaming. In this way, they would recognize the human as a demon or witch and the human would not be bothered that night.

During the Roman empire, there was the custom of eating or giving away fruit, especially apples, on Halloween. It spread to neighboring countries; to Ireland and Scotland from Britain, and to the Slavic countries from Austria. It is probably based upon a celebration of the Roman goddess Pomona, to whom gardens and orchards were dedicated. Since the annual Feast of Pomona was held on November 1, the relics of that observance became part of our Halloween celebration, for instance, the familiar tradition of “dunking” for apples.

Today costumes take the place of disguises and candy has replaced fruits and other fancy foods as children go door-to-door trick-or-treating. Originally trick-or-treating began as “souling,” when children would go door-to-door on Halloween, with soul cakes, singing and saying prayers for the dead. Over the course of history Halloween’s visible practices have changed with the culture of the day, but the purpose of honoring the dead, veiled in fun and festivities, has remained the same. The question remains, is celebrating Halloween bad or unbiblical?

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

As a logical thinking person, consider for a moment what you are celebrating and what Halloween is all about. Is the holiday uplifting? Is Halloween pure? Is it lovely, praiseworthy, or of good report? Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Is Halloween based on godly themes such as the idea of peace, freedom and salvation or does the holiday bring to mind feelings of fear, oppression and bondage?

Additionally, does the Bible sanction witchcraft, witches, and sorcery? On the contrary, the Bible makes it clear that these practices are an abomination to the Lord. The Bible goes on to say in Leviticus 20:27 that anyone who practiced witchcraft, soothsaying, sorcery should be killed. Deuteronomy 18:9-13 adds, “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you … one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord.”

Is it wrong to celebrate Halloween?
Let’s look at what the Bible adds to this topic in Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” This text is calling us to not only have no association with any type of dark activity BUT ALSO to shed light on this topic to those around us. As stated earlier in this article, Halloween was not exposed by the church for what it was, but rather was incorporated into church holy days. Are Christians responding in the same way today?

As you think about Halloween—its origins and what it stands for—would it be best to spend time dwelling upon its themes or to shed light upon what lies below the surface of this holiday’s celebration? God is calling humanity to follow Him and to “come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17).” https://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/it-wrong-celebrate-halloween

Halloween – Satanic High Holiday

Halloween masquerades as childish fun and frolic, it’s serious business in the occult world. Witchcraft, Wicca, Satanism and paganism believe, on the night of Halloween, devils and spirits are unleashed. They perform their most hideous and potent rituals, including human sacrifice, on the night of Halloween.

Samhain: This is the “Witch’s New Year” and the primary Sabbat from which all others flow . (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch , p. 42)

Halloween is one of the four major Sabbats celebrated by the modern Witch, and it is by far the most popular and important of the eight that are observed…Witches regard Halloween as their New Year’s Eve, celebrating it with sacred rituals… (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 120)

Halloween is also among Satanism’s most cherished days. Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible writes:

After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween. (LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible, p. 96)

Satanic High Priestess Blanche Barton, on The Church of Satan web site, praises Halloween:

It [Halloween] gives even the most mundane people the opportunity to taste wickedness for one night. They have a chance to dance with the Devil…I see Satanists all over the world meeting in small groups this night and Hallowe’ens 500 years hence, to raise a glass to the Infernal Hosts…

The Satanic Calendar decrees for Halloween: “One of the two most important nights of the year…Blood and sexual rituals. Sexual association with demons . Animal and human sacrifice – male or female .”

Former occultist Johanna Michaelsen reveals, ” Halloween is also a prime recruiting season for Satanists.” (Michaelsen, Johanna. Like Lambs to the Slaughter,p. 192

Body of Christ, pray accordingly for those who are deceived by Satan’s high holiday.

In a world full of treachery, lies and deceit it is comforting to meditate on Jesus Christ’s answer to Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” Jesus gave the solution to Pilate’s question in fact before the words even came out of the Roman leader’s mouth. Pilate just refused to hear what Jesus told him. Quoting from John 18:37, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” All who hearken to Christ’s Words will be led to the truth of Life and will receive His promise of salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is soon to come. If you do not have a personal relationship with the Living Lord Jesus Christ, repent (have a change of mind) and put your complete faith in ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,” who paid for the sins of the world by His atoning blood sacrifice when He was pierced upon the cross – the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

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