Thursday, 26 September 2013

Dear President Rouhani, Jesus Christ loves you. But judgment is coming... ( from Joel Rosenberg )

The following is written by end time Bible teacher Joel Rosenberg. It is a letter to President Rouhani of Iran. Rosenberg writes the following :

Dear President Rouhani, Jesus Christ loves you. But judgment is coming, the Bible warns in Jeremiah 49:34-39. Let me explain.

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm
God loves you, President Rouhani, but you must repent. Time may be short.
Dear President Rouhani,
While you are here in the United States, I would like to take a moment to share with you two very important truths:
First, the Bible makes clear that God loves all the people of the world, including the people of Iran.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob loves Persians. Jesus Christ loves you. He loves all Muslims. He wants to forgive you and your people and save you and adopt you and your family into His family to be His children and to go to heaven forever and ever.
The Lord Jesus Christ said, “For God so loves the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Anyone who truly repents and receives Christ by faith as Savior and Lord will be saved. “But as many as received Him [Christ], to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)
This is the Gospel, the good news.
Second, the Bible also warns that judgment is coming to the Iranian regime in the last days.
Speaking of “Elam,” an ancient name for the nation we know today as Iran, the prophet Jeremiah wrote: “That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: ’Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might.  I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go.  So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,” declares the Lord, “And I will send out the sword after them Until I have consumed them. Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,” declares the Lord. But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,” declares the Lord.’” (Jeremiah 49:34-39)
The prophet tells us that there is coming a day when the Lord will have “fierce anger” against “the king and princes” of Iran and “will bring calamity upon them.”
When will this judgment come? I cannot say for certain.
But in the name of Jesus Christ, I urge you to take these and all the Scriptures to heart. I implore you embrace God’s love, repent of your sins, and receive Christ as Savior and Lord by faith.
More Iranians have left Islam and come to faith in Christ since 1979 than at any time in the last 14 centuries. More than one million Iranian Muslims have become Christians in the last three decades.
I pray that you will become one of them. Time may be short. Do not delay.
“Behold, now is ‘the acceptable time,’ behold, now is ‘the Day of Salvation,’” says the Bible. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
I recently gave an address explaining God’s love for the people of Iran, and explaining the prophecy of Jeremiah 49 concerning the people of Elam (Iran). My prayer is that you will take time to listen to it to understand the prophecy and its implications more fully.
My family and I are praying for you, President Rouhani. Many Christians are, as well.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

One Body - Many Members

Romans 12:3-5 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Here are the notes I took from the sermon at my home church last Sunday. Text was Romans 12:1-12

We are all called and empowered by God to be a part in His mission field.
Look around you - There are many of us here. In Christ, we form one body, one group having differing gifts. We show who God is in differing ways. Use whatever gift you have received to help others. A good example of this is team sports. Each player on the team has a position to play - not every player on the football team is a quarterback. Each person must play his part and work together as a group.

God fills us with the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation ( conversion ). 

What is the Priesthood of all believers?
In Bible times the temple was the dwelling place of God. People worshipped God either in the temple or turned themselves toward the temple in order to worship. The most holy place of the temple was the "Holy of Holies" and only the High Priest was allowed to enter this place and that only once a year.
The temple was divided into four parts.
1) the outer court was the Court of the Gentiles - anyone could come into this court to worship God.
2) Next was the Court of the Jews - only Jews were allowed to enter here.
3) Next was the Court reserved for priests only.
4) The Holy of Holies - only the High Priest could enter here.
The people had to bring their offering to the Priest, the Priest stood between the people and God.
This all changed when Jesus died on the cross. At the moment Jesus died the curtain surrounding the Holy of Holies was torn in two from the top to the bottom. We no longer need a Priest to intercede for us to God. Now we are all priest to God. Each of us can come boldly to the throne of grace now.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

We are all called into the ministry. We bring God's message to the people and the people to God. We have access into God's presence.

How does this influence our church? - We are all called. Leadership is called from within the church. Our ministries belong to all of us.

1)  Community - get involved, pray
2)  Ministry happens everywhere - not just inside the church. You are a minister for God where ever you go - job, church, restaurant, arena, school, with friends, etc
3) Prayer - We need to be a people of prayer

John McTernan's 666 Surveillance System Tract

The following article is written entirely by John McTernan. Please visit his website at  http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/

Order or prints these tracts at  http://www.defendproclaimthefaith.org/printable_pdf_tracts.html

The 666 Surveillance System

( Where is the Internet Heading? )

There is not a more spine chilling chapter in the entire
Bible than Revelation 13. This chapter describes a world
dictator, who appears just prior to the Second Coming of
Jesus Christ. He is commonly known as the Anti-Christ or
the Beast. This Beast uses a universal numbering system
placed on people called “the Mark of the Beast”. It is like a
tattoo. No one can buy or sell without this “Mark”. It seems
that everyone knows about the number 666, even those
with little knowledge of the Bible, as it is identified as the
infamous “devil's number”! This is probably one of the best
known verses in the entire Bible.

Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all … to
receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell,
save he that had the mark, or the name of the
beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred threescore
and six (666).

For centuries, the fulfillment of these verses was a mystery. No one could understand how a marking system
could control buying and selling throughout the entire
world. It no longer takes “simple faith” to believe this, as
the literal fulfillment is now coming together with incredible
speed right before your eyes!
Computers, Internet, Wi-Fi, social media, all modern
technology, plus worldwide trends, such as a one world
economic system and government, are creating conditions
that can fulfill Revelation 13:16-18. As the Prophet
Daniel wrote 2500 years ago, knowledge would explode
at the very time the 666 Surveillance System is coming together.
Daniel 12:4 … and seal the book, even to the
time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and
knowledge shall be increased.

Today a person can use a credit card virtually any
place in the world. It has become the universal financial
instrument. This instrument is taken for granted, but think
how technologically advanced transactions have become,
when a person can make a purchase in a foreign country
without currency! And, this purchase then is instantly registered and the funds withdrawn!
All merchandise now is identified with a RFID label or
the Quick Response (QR) Code for electronic tracking. A
smart phone can read the QR Code. IBM is now working
to identify and track every item manufactured and sold in
the world; this is in the trillions. Then it will be very easy to
match these items with the purchaser. With the rapidly
advancing technology, this is not far off. The technological
ability to operate a world-wide cashless economic system
is now in place for a good percentage of the world. The
elimination of cash is all that is needed to bring this system on line. A world-wide economic crisis could be the catalyst to set up this system.
The Bible states that no one is going to buy or sell without a “mark in the right hand or forehead”. This “Mark” is
in the advanced developmental stage with various applications to put “electronic tattoos” on the body. The idea is to
merge technology with biotechnology. The micro-electronics technology is called an epidermal electronic system
(EES). The idea is to have a substance like silk laced
microelectronics that dissolves and leaves the circuits on
the skin! This system is planned to be tied into a universal
Wi-Fi. With this system in full operation, there will be real
time monitoring of everything being sold. No one will be
able buy or sell without government approval. It is on the
Tied into the ability to control all buying and selling will be
the complete monitoring of everything concerning you.
The Mark of the Beast is a numbering system and now
through your Social Security Number, all information
about you can be monitored. You need this number for
everything from bank accounts to a driver's license
along with all medical information and credit cards. Everything now revolves around your SSN. With the technology
coming, everything controlled by the SSN will be centralized into one file and controlled and updated in real time.
This is not theory as this is on the way.
Starting in 2013, the federal government will have the
Utah Data Center (UDC) in full operation. This is a $2 billion complex with 100,000 square feet of computer space.
All of the Global Information Grid will be routed
through the UDC with computers that can store yottabytes ( 10 to 24th power). There is no higher magnitude!
Everything that is digitalized about you will be stored:
everything, down to parking tickets! Nothing will be left
To handle this vast information, the computers will operate at petaflop speed a second (10 to 15th power).
By 2013, the computers will operate at 20 petaflops! They
will break 256 bit encryption and nothing will be hidden. To
transmit this vast amount of information, researchers
invented chips with built-in lasers which use multiple wavelengths of light that can transmit data at terabit speeds.
They are heading to create this system so it operates in
real time! It is not very far into the future.

In addition to controlling buying and selling, we are now
heading into a time of a total surveillance society. Every
day surveillance cameras are being installed in vast numbers throughout America. Every mall is under total surveillance. By 2015, the government plans for 30,000 surveillance drones in the sky. There are now X-ray machines
that can peer through the walls of your home and auto.
The government is using robot insects wired with microphones for spying. There is now software that allows tracking hundreds of cellphones at once and as well reads tens
of thousands of emails! Homeland Security recently admitted monitoring Facebook Twitter and Google.

All the high tech in your vehicle and cellphone can easily
be tracked and stored for your location. All this will be
stored in the UDC
The rebuilding of the WTC shows how advanced and allencompassing the 666 Surveillance System has become.
Surveillance equipment will cover the entire area, with
state-of-the-art technology used, including facial recognition systems, retina scanners, and fully-automated, highly
“intelligent” cameras that use artificial intelligence along
with software to automatically detect any “unusual movements”. There will be infrared sensors and heat detectors
capable of spotting explosives and also radiation detectors. All people movements will be tracked by the computers to detect suspicious behavior and then alert the police.
The WTC is a prototype of what is coming very fast. Picture this surveillance system city, state and nationwide.
All of this surveillance information can be instantly tied into
the Internet through the coming national Wi-Fi. The ability
for complete surveillance of your life is just a few technological advancements away.
As technology advances, just use your imagination to the
ways your life can come under complete surveillance. The
666 Surveillance Society is going to be all inclusive. All
this is leading to an incredible high tech mouse/man trap
with no way out. This is exactly what the Bible records is
going to happen: no one can buy or sell without government approval! This is not science fiction but it is reality.
What is being created before your very eyes is the ultimate electronic man/mouse trap.
The Bible warns that such a system will be in place immediately prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. A world dictator, the Antichrist, will come to
power at this time and use the 666 Surveillance System to
require everyone to worship him. Everyone that resists will
be killed. Just think of the high tech of today in the hands
of Hitler, and you have a picture of what is coming.
The “Mark” placed on the body will be the initiation into
this system, which includes worshiping the Antichrist. This
means the total rejection of Jesus Christ. The Bible warns
that everyone who takes the “Mark of the Beast” will be
damned for eternity. Once a person takes this “Mark,”
there is no hope. That person's fate is sealed. It appears
that high technology will be used to seal people into this
system with no way out. It will be a form of mind-control.
Revelation 14:9 … If any man … receive his
mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same
shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God,
which is poured out without mixture into the
cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the
holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb

The bible is an amazing book, as the 666 Surveillance
System Prophecy was written over 1900 years ago. The
events prophised are now coming into focus with this generation.

 In the near future, people are going to have to choose between the Antichrist or Jesus Christ. Right now you can choose Jesus Christ as your savior.
To be sealed into eternal life with Jesus Christ, it takes
repentance of sin. Everyone has sinned and has broken
God's law. It takes recognition that Jesus Christ died on
the cross and paid the penalty for your sin, and it takes a
personal confession that Jesus Christ is your Lord and
Savior. Please do not delay as the stakes are heaven or
hell. The 666 Surveillance System is coming together at
petaflop speed!

By John P. McTernan, Ph.D
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coming 666 Surveillance System go to:
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Monday, 9 September 2013

Who we are as a church - Sunday Sermon Review

September 8, 2013 - Sunday Sermon Review

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked

Who are we as a church?

1) We are Evangelicals - To be a Christian is a choice of our will. It is a personal decision to choose God. Humanity has been separated from God through sin. Sin separates us from God. When we come to God in repentance and faith, our sin has been placed upon Jesus. Jesus died on the cross in order to make redemption for us possible. 
Sins ( the wrong that we do ) traps and enslaves. Jesus sets us free from all these things.
The choice to follow Jesus is a choice we make daily. The consequences of our choices echo throughout eternity. 
God has placed the freedom of the will within humanity. We have the freedom to choose good or evil. God will never remove the freedom of choice from humanity. 
Repent and believe the gospel. When our heart moves toward God and we choose to believe and accept Jesus as our Savior, we become saved. Nothing can ever separate us from our Savior. We choose Jesus for our whole life, we continue to keep choosing Him.
Bible reading and prayer are central to the Christian life.

2) We are Mennonites - The word "love" defines Mennonites. We are consumed by Jesus. We are fixated on living under God's love. As Mennonites we believe in non-violence. We are to love our enemies. We are not anti-war but we are pro love. We believe in separation of church and state. We believe that the government cannot dictate what we do in church. We live under God's love. Love is practical.

3) We are a Missions church - As Christians we believe that each one of us has been called and sent out - commanded by God to bring God's message of salvation to the ends of the world. All of us have been called to missions. Each of us can be effective through prayer. We need to be a people of prayer.

 Be active in sharing your faith. Be active in sharing what the Lord has done in your life!

Thursday, 5 September 2013


Psalm 71:5-6 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.
 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.


Psalm 146:3-4 Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
In that very day his plans perish.