Edition 35. April 4th 2010
In this edition:
●The Nostradamus (and others) Deception
●You may have noticed that I've removed all Google ads from this website. The reason is that certain cults, disguised as Christian, repeatedly change their names so that they could be "allowed". As soon as I blocked one, it re-appeared with another name. So Google isn't that clever after all!
The Nostradamus deception:
●I would encourage you to read edition 23 on the power of the media as a supplement to this edition.
This article is the result of a flood of new documentaries recently aired worldwide on the History Channel. Some titles include "Nostradamus 2012", "The Nostradamus effect" and others dealing more generally with 2012 and related subject matter. I believe that Hollywood has also jumped on the bandwagon with some similar movies, which I'll ignore.
One thing you can be very sure of is that the unsaved world is incapable of being led by the Spirit of the living God. Hollywood in particular is a total playground of demons. It is led by the spirit of its god, the devil himself all the way through.
●The History Channel (broadcast on various cable / satellite TV networks worldwide) is not much better. It mixes truth, error and deception to suite the story. Sensationalism sells, but we need to bear in mind that truth is the issue. Yes the Bible is full of incredible sensationalism, but IT alone is the full truth. Mixing truth and error is much the same as mixing poison into a good steak.
●Programs being broadcast on National Geographic are more and more becoming a disguised attack on truth. There have been new programs giving credence to other books that the Holy Spirit did not include in the original Bible, like the gospel of Thomas and others. Other programs examine things like the flood of Noah, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. They come up with so-called natural phenomenon explanations. This of course denies the supernatural, and most importantly the judgement of God. National Geographic is a champion of the devil's religion of humanism.
James 3:11, 15 "Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening...this wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic."
The History Channel presents the teachings of Nostradamus, the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Hopi Indians the ancient Egyptian and Islam as collective truth. These may have some similar tenants to Bible prophecy but this does not make them the truth. Satan is a deceiver and comes an an angle of light.
Who was Nostradamus?
He was a French seer of the 1500s with Catholic roots. He was also well known for his research and manufacture of various herbal mixtures. He was expelled from university for this. He then moved into the study of the occult and changed his name to Nostradamus. He wrote 6,338 prophecies, some in trance-state. Many were based on various end-time prophecies of the Bible, which he knew well, but he twisted and added to them in various ways. He hired himself out to give psychic horoscopes. One of his clients was queen Catherine de Medicis. He admitted that his primary source was the occult.
Most ignorant people point to some prophecies of Nostradamus that were supposedly fulfilled and then give him huge credit. The truth is that most of his prophecies are so vague and nebulous that you can make them say almost anything! The fulfilment rate is therefore just as nebulous.
The images or paintings and sketches recently unearthed that are now being called the "Lost book of Nostradamus" are equally as vague. you can read all sorts of things into them.
I most certainly understand that Satan does know much about the future as well and does "share" his knowledge with his disciples, but beware, there is poison mixed in here.
The world will not end in oblivion as claimed in these programs. The present world system (socio, political, economic) or order will end with the second coming of our Lord and then a whole new world order of glory, peace, love and joy will come into place for 1000 years on this same earth. It will be purified and restored to the way it was supposed to be, and the way it was before the fall. The curse on nature that came about at Adam's fall will be lifted. Everything that is wrong with the environment will be put right by our Messiah.
Yes monumental troubles are coming first, and yes billions will be killed in the tribulation period, but there will also be a great revival during the time period, which of course these programs say nothing about. They are spin- doctors of fear, hopelessness and failure.
The Armageddon deception:
The battle of Armageddon will not occur in 2012! It will have no similarities with the Nostradamus prophecies at all. Armageddon occurs right at the close of the seven-year tribulation period. If it is to occur in 2012, we would be well into the tribulation now, which we are not in any way. Armageddon is a very short conflict in Israel, which sees our Lord destroy all the armies of the world and enemies of God gathered in Israel then.
Christ Himself puts an end to Armageddon, not the military powers of any nation.
Armageddon will involve demon spirits of various forms manifesting in various ways and satanically charged armies of people. It will culminate in their destruction and the setting up of the millennium and the reign of righteousness for 1000 years.
These programs present doom and gloom without hope and coming glory. They show and present a world deteriorating fast largely at the hand of man. They're mostly right about that, but what they don't show is the fact that Christ paid for the sins of man on the cross. He paid for all the evil, all hatred and all conflict on the cross. Our Messiah will return not with a crown of thorns but a crown of eternal glory.
He will not return as a gentle Lamb with forgiveness but as a roaring lion with judgement. Now is the time for forgiveness and salvation, don't wait until it's too late! "The Spirit of God will not strive with man forever" says the Bible. By the time the world gets to Armageddon it will be too late.
Other deceptions in these programs:
Satanic cults, the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Hopi Indians ancient Egyptians and Islam are some of the others quoted in the History Channel programs. Credence is given to them above God's word! They all have some prophecies of coming destruction. This does not make them right. For example one program declares that Jesus will return to the earth with the Muslim Mahdi and put an end to war, setting up a world of peace. What they don't tell you is that Islam believes this, but that Jesus, the prophet, will be subject to the Islamic Mahdi! (have they got a surprise coming!)
The Bible truth:
The Bible shows very clearly in thousands of portions of scripture that huge conflicts, upheavals, disasters, and destructions are coming soon. It is all part of the judgement of God on a Christ rejecting world. Many of them will be far worse and severe than presented in these programs.
Gods time clock for all of the end time events to kick off, is Israel and not earthquakes and natural upheavals. Yes nature will throw a wild tantrum as these things approach, but the only time that they are significant is when aligned and combined with all the prophecies relating to Israel.
Biblical evidence supports 2011 rather than 2012 as the start of these events, or the start of the tribulation period. See edition 9 for more on this.
Conclusion...The bottom line:
The big satanic bottom line presented by the History Channel is this: They say to prepare for the coming of Armageddon you need to be good. Do good works they say. They close the programme by quoting from Islam..."you need to be and do many good works."
The big Godly bottom line is that you need to be saved and set free. You need to know our Lord and His word. Good works are only acceptable to God after salvation and once you've been born into His family.
The big Godly bottom line is that the Bible reveals massive disasters, troubles and judgements of God coming soon, while hope, comfort and peace is coming to those that are His. The Bible reveals that you had better be filled with fear and terror if you are not born into God's family. Gods word is true. It reveals what is coming, how its coming, when its coming and what you can do about it. Only the fullness of Bible prophecy adds up and falls into place like a giant jig saw puzzle.
The big bottom line is that only the true God offers real hope in His salvation plan. None of these false prophets offer any such thing! None but the Bible shows how to be gloriously saved and walk in freedom, victory and joy!
What is the point in being warned about the coming antichrist, wars, tribulations and troubles and remaining unsaved, destined for for hell?
Be warned on this: Adding to or taking away from Gods word always produces a cursed result! A little bit of truth doesn't make error right.
Seek our Lord and His truth:
The entire end-time message if rightly and fully understood and presented is a very powerful tool of evangelism. Everyone wants to know about the future. It is up to the believers to study these things out, to know all about them, to be able to offer a defence and correct interpretation of the soon-coming earth-shaking events and to offer salvation, hope and victory to those that are searching
Romans 8:18-21 "For I consider the sufferings of this present age, not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of all creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God...because the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
1Thessalonians 4:17,18 "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 the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words."
Nahum 1:2 "He reserves His wrath for His enemies."
Heaven or hell:
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision" says the prophet Joel (3:14). There will be multitudes who will look on the horrors that are coming and be very sorrowful. They will reject salvation and trust in themselves. Many will curse God because of His judgements on the world. This will be the beginning of their eternal suffering, which will be far worse than the seven-year troubles coming upon the world soon. These troubles are for a short season. Hell is for eternity.
Great multitudes will look to our mighty God for salvation in the coming cataclysmic days and find it. They will leap for joy as the true and living God of glory brings hope, peace and promise into their lives. They will cry with excitement, knowing that our Messiah, King of the universe is about to judge the world and bring in everlasting glory.
In closing this edition here is a painting done by Michelangelo of the prophet Joel. He was given incredible insight into the close of this age and coming world conflict. He saw the judgement of God on the nations at the time when the world was trying to divide the land of Israel (Joel 3:2) He is the prophet who declares: "Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men...let them beat their ploughshares into swords. But unlike Nostradamus, Joel says: Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning".
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!