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“Perilous Times Shall Come!!!”

Years ago, I noticed something in Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy. It struck home in a big way, and to this day directs my thinking about Bible prophecy. In the third chapter, there is an intriguing statement: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” Probably most serious Christians have noticed this warning, and then have continued to read the long list of character deficiencies that follow:

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith…”

‭‭{2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

This description of latter–day societal shortcomings rings with a surprising familiarity to those of us who observe the daily media parade. As I read this, it occurred to me that I needed to do a deeper study of what the term “perilous times” really meant. Looking it up, I found that the word “perilous” came from the Greek word, chalepos…

Looking further, I discovered that in the New Testament, this word was used only twice, the other time being in Matthew, Chapter–8, in which ~JESUS~ and His disciples had sailed across the Sea of Galilee. A windstorm had risen and swamped their sailboat, until He spoke and calmed the waters:

“And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts…”

{‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:23-34‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

To my amazement, I discovered that the Greek word chalepos was used in the phrase, “exceedingly fierce!”

And fierce they were—so strong that in this territory of the beach and its cliffs, no one could pass. Their strength came from demonic possession!!!

I was immediately struck with the thought that when Paul wrote those prophetic words to Timothy, his exhaustive description of latter–day humanity was constructed around the idea of madness—raging insanity empowered by dark forces! Suddenly, I was deeply impressed with Paul’s true intent: to show Timothy and us, in the twenty–first century, that the days before Christ’s return would be marked by a growing social insanity!!!

And not just that; it would be an insanity driven by the same dark forces encountered by ~JESUS~ and His disciples on the shores of Galilee on that day so long ago…

When this connection struck me so long ago, I began what I called the Chalepos Watch…

Always keeping Paul’s words in mind, I noted social changes and developments that were driven by raging insanity of the sort that suggested the presence of dark forces, working behind the scenes to fragment our civilized society:

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…”

‭‭{Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

The Chalepos Watch is still underway, and I intend to pursue it in the future, just as I have for so many years now. The good news? It is to be found a little farther along in Paul’s letter:

“But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was…”

‭‭{2 Timothy‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Commentary by Gary Stearman

{King James Bible}

*The Enemy Within*

(((Make The Last Days Count)))

KJAB

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“Patriot Day”

*What If You Had Been Here???*

“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren…”

‭‭{1 John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

JESUSAVESISRAEL.ORG is Honoring All of the American Patriots that Made the Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom on September 11, 2001…

Maranatha!!!

{King James Bible}

You Will Never Be Forgotten

(((Statue Of Liberty)))

KJAB

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“Mormonism Has Another ~JESUS~”

Fellowship Tract League

{King James Bible}

(((Do You Know The Man)))

KJAB

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“Three Truths Every Mormon Should Know!!!”

Fellowship Tract League

{King James Bible}

(((There Is Only One)))

KJAB

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“The Earth Is The Lord’s!!!”

*When Will The Earth End???*

Psalms‬: ‭24
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah…”

‭‭{Psalms‬ ‭24:1-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

(((There Is A ~GOD~)))

KJAB

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“I Am The Good Shepherd”

*Getting To Know The Shepherd*

Restoring The Soul:

*Part-1*

*Part-2*

John‬: 10
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there…”

‭‭{John‬ ‭10:1-42‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

(((In The Valley He Restoreth My Soul)))

KJAB

Do you have any questions about a relationship with ~JESUS~ Christ???

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Invitation To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…

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“You Can’t Out Give ~GOD~”

*Birth Of ~JESUS~*

No matter how hard you try you can’t out-give ~GOD~! These familiar words are often heard from our pulpits and in our Bible classes. But they assume special importance every year, as the Christmas season dominates our culture in ways both good and bad. The spiritual traditions of Christ’s birth are mingled with a desire to fill the season with good cheer and the joy of salvation. It brings light to the darkest days of the year…

The astonishing nature of ~GOD’s~ gift to humanity is completely beyond the normal and ordinary standards of this world of sin, treachery and deceit. When one takes a long look at the relationships that are considered “normal” in this world, it is natural to conclude that being on the defensive makes the most sense. On a grand scale, this is the way of the world—cautious people walking in a wary way, fearful that something bad may happen…

Then, during the time of year when we remember the birth of Christ, we remember His life, and the love He brought to humanity. We give gifts to please others, but really, to emulate His entrance into our world. It happened so long ago, yet it was only yesterday:

“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men…”

‭‭{Ephesians‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Some say that the tradition of Christmas gifts began with the Roman winter holidays that were later converted to the festival as we know it today. It is better to say that Christ came to a pagan world, and began the process of converting its sensual feasts to commemorations of His own life and accomplishments…

Today, Christmas music features “Rudolph” and “Frosty.” But when George Friedrich Handel wrote his famous oratorio, The Messiah, in 1741, audiences everywhere were brought to tears at the magnificence of ~GOD’s~ gift. Its Hallelujah chorus resounds with ~GOD’s~ name. (“Hallelujah” is Hebrew for “Praise The Lord!”) Many of its verses, such as the following, were taken directly from the Bible:

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…”

‭‭{Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

In these words, the intellectual preservation of The Word acquired emotional drive and passion that launched wave after wave of passionate appreciation of The Lord’s work. To this day, its performance brings audiences to tears all over the world…

Through the Dark Ages and centuries thereafter, society had slept, awaiting a new burst of light, which came in the 18th Century. It is impossible to imagine Western Civilization without the presence of its Great Awakenings, the first of which took place around 1730, led by the phenomenal and intense preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield…

The Second Great Awakening came at the end of the 1700’s, and into the next century, when the Third Great Awakening launched global Missionary movements and serious Bible-Study movements, such as those led by Dwight L. Moody…

Some speak of a Fourth Great Awakening, beginning in the 19th Century, when teachers began to arouse conservative Christian denominations with the systematic teaching of Bible-Prophecy. The gifts that The Lord gave to men were used to bring millions to belief, beginning with basic teaching, accelerated by systematic teaching of the Dispensations, and of Israel’s return to the Promised Land…

This Christmas season, as you give gifts to others, remember the wonderful gifts that ~GOD~ has given to men, that we may be able to bring Him praise, and the wonderful light that shines into a dark world…

Christmas Blessings To ALL!!!

Commentary by Gary Stearman

(((Handel’s Messiah)))

KJAB

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“A City Not Forsaken…”

*President Trump Delivers A Statement On Jerusalem*

*Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Remarks On President Trump’s Statement*

*Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Hanukkah Message*

Isaiah‬: 62
“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi–bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken…”

‭‭{Isaiah‬ ‭62:1-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

(((Shalom My Home)))

KJAB

Do you have any questions about a relationship with ~JESUS~ Christ???

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Invitation To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…

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“Prime Minister Of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu’s Message To The Jewish Community”

*Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement*

{King James Bible}

(((Shalom My Home)))

KJAB

Do you have any questions about a relationship with ~JESUS~ Christ???

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Invitation To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…

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“This Increasingly Self-Indulgent World!!!”

*Can You Take Anything With You To Heaven???*

*We Will Never Forget September 11, 2001…*

In this increasingly self-indulgent world it’s vital for Christians to remember that, “~GOD~ Is Love.” Ours is a global society of novels, motion pictures and commercials festooned with hearts and flowers, where “Love” has become a marketable commodity. It’s no surprise to anyone that love has become a product, bought and sold in a myriad of goods, services and social diversion; in spoken and written word, music and videos, much of it cheap and shockingly disgusting. Photos and abbreviated chatter are the expression of interconnection, but of what sort? We are a society in search of relationship. On the streets and in the stores, hatred abounds. In a world that has increasingly divided itself into competitive tribes bent on destroying their competition, love is being systematically replaced by anger-driven, self-righteous superiority. For the past two millennia, the most loyal of Church leaders have preached the necessity of love of the self-sacrificing sort exhibited by ~JESUS~. Sadly, even in the Church, love has repeatedly been subverted in a series of internecine battles, to be replaced by various strange and new creeds, each ironically foretold in Biblical Prophecy and acted out by those hungry for legalism or power. Outside the Church, socio-political history is a series of disasters. Christian love has been relegated to the back benches of society, where it can still be found if one looks hard enough. But for how long???

In the Twentieth Century, oil, electricity and telecommunications made society a fluid and explosive organism. Blessedly, it also became possible to preach Christ to millions on a scale hitherto undreamed of. It was assumed that America would always be characterized by a stable spiritual base; upon which “Polite Society” supposedly rested. The civilized society of the Western World lived through two World Wars. ~GOD~ was feared and worshipped as Creator, Redeemer, Judge and Protector, as various “isms” rose and fell. With gratitude, we sang the National Anthem, along with, “~GOD~ Bless America.” There was the conviction that He had rescued us through the dark period of war that caused almost a hundred million deaths around the world! When the wars finally cooled, we began a forty-year race toward the commercial paradise that was assumed to bring stability and contentment to the next three or four generations. That race–toward self-fulfillment–has brought an upwelling of self-seeking doubt and embarrassingly vulgar self-aggrandizement. Love is a smart-phone selfie, sent to who-knows-where!!!

Among Christians, it is always remembered in the common faith that ~GOD~ Personifies Love. Bible-believing Christians never really forget that:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life…”

{‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

But the past four or five generations have dropped that idea like a hot potato. Information about spiritual truth is not passed from older to younger, but from child to child. Fragmented and disassociated communication has become superstitious secularism, serving a spiritual goal in the electronic cloud that has no real core of truth…

Were it not for Scripture, these could be very depressing days, indeed. Here’s the upside:

In the Bible, we find the most remarkable and revolutionary statement in the history of planet Earth. Comprised of three little words, and found only twice, it is penned by the Apostle John:

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love…”

{‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Soon after that, he repeats:

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him…”

{‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

~GOD’s~ Love is the highest form of love. It transcends all worldly intelligence:

Philosophy, mathematics, the physical sciences—even the cutting-edge smart sciences, whose looming artificial intelligence can only control mankind. It cannot nurture. It knows nothing of family or of a fulfilling life in the assurance of a Loving ~GOD~ throughout all eternity! We have been Blessedly Saved from a society that is epigrammatically, “looking for love in all the wrong places.” And it is our calling to spread The Word about the real source of authentic Love…

Commentary by Gary Stearman

(((If That Isn’t Love)))

KJAB

Do you have any questions about a relationship with ~JESUS~ Christ???

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Find Peace With ~GOD~

Steps To Peace With ~GOD~

Invitation To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…

How To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…