REMEMBER THE PERSECUTED CHURCH AS YOU WORSHIP THE RISEN KING ON SUNDAY, RESURRECTION DAY

In 2016 over 90,000 Christians died for their faith, that is one Christian death every six minutes. This is due in part to regime change in countries invaded and bombed by the United States. In Syria, before the current war, Christians were a protected minority, and in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, as evil as he was, Christians flourished and prospered as long as they stayed out of politics. Now Christians are almost nonexistent in Iraq, and ISIS continues to crucify and behead Christians in the part of the country they control. If Assad is deposed in Syria, and regime change occurs there, undoubtedly Christians will face the demonic wrath of ISIS Islam.
This Resurrection Day (Easter), as you worship the risen King, please remember that your brothers and sisters in the faith are suffering horribly. Pray for their strength, and pray that if Trump continues throwing bombs around the world that decent leadership will come to power. Obama caused regime change in Egypt and Christians are suffering horribly, indeed, on Palm Sunday, as Christians worshipped, the Islamic State bombed two churches and 44 more Christians became martyrs for their faith.
Jeff Wingo

Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace?

THE COMING FLOOD OF EVIL FROM THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON by Jeff Wingo

Michael Fighting the Dragon by Albrecht Durer, 1498.

Michael Fighting the Dragon by Albrecht Durer, 1498.

“And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:13-17).

This is an interesting passage of Scripture which provides an overview of the actions of the Serpent once he is cast out of the heavens to the Earth.

Many Bible scholars interpret the woman in this passage as the nation of Israel. This is because the same symbolism is found in Genesis 37:9-11 where the sun and the moon refer to the parents of Joseph, Jacob and Rachel, and the eleven stars refer to the eleven brothers of Joseph.

“And he (Joseph) dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me” (Genesis 37:9).

Furthermore, notice that the woman brings forth a man-child “who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” (Rev.12:5). This is a parallel passage to chapter 19, which details the actual return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who came from Israel through Mary; and when He returns He will smite the nations in judgment and “rule them with a rod of iron” (Rev. 19:15).

Once the Serpent, who is if course the fallen Cherub Satan, is cast out of the heavens to the Earth, he begins a campaign of persecution against the people of God, the remnant of Israel.

John, the writer of Revelation uses the imagery of a flood, which comes from the mouth of the Serpent. While it is difficult to tell whether this is an actual flood of water sent against the nation, or just the imagery of persecution,  it appears from the text that something will happen and the earth itself will open up to “swallow’ the flood of persecution. This action provokes the anger of the Serpent and he goes forth to continue his persecution of the remaining remnant of the seed of the woman.

While Christians are not Israel, Christians are of the seed, which is Jesus Christ.

  • Romans 1:3: Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh…”
  • Romans 9:8: That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
  • Galatians 3:16: Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
  • Galatians 3:29: And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The gospel saves both Jews and Gentiles without discrimination (Romans 1:16). All that God is looking for is faith in the finished work of Christ–the cross, for forgiveness of sin. He “died for our sins” (1 Cor. 15: 3), “and was raised again (from the dead) for our justification” (Romans 4:25).

With all that said, when the Serpent saw that the woman was saved from his initial flood of evil and persecution, he set his sights on the next target: Bible believing Christians.

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17).

Please understand, and do not take lightly where the Scriptures say that the Serpent “went to make war” with the saints. The Antichrist will also “make war” with the saints as well.

 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them…” (Rev. 13:7a).

This is the power of the spirit of antichrist. It is now in the world (1 John 2:18), and once prophecy begins to play the spirit of antichrist will go forth with all the power of Satan; and it will break loose against the nation of Israel, Bible Christians, and ultimately the rest of the world.

I am afraid that many Christians do not understand these prophecies regarding persecution, especially Christians in the United States. Most are taught that they will be “raptured out of here” before these things take place; and most of them are woefully unprepared for persecution.

The book of Revelation is filled with examples of Christians dying for their faith during the Great Tribulation. As you can see, according to the book of Revelation they are still in the world and will suffer extreme persecution during this time from the hands of the Serpent and the Antichrist:

  • Rev. 6:9:  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.
  • Rev. 7: 9,13-14:  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands…. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 
  • Rev. 14:12-13: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
  • Rev.12:11: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
  • Rev.13:7: And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
  • Rev.17:6: And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
  • Daniel 7:21: I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them…
  • Rev.20: 4: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

If this were to happen today are you ready for the flood of evil persecution that will come from the mouth of the Serpent once he is cast from the heavens? If not, place your faith in Jesus Christ–He died for you, and arose from the dead so that you could be forgiven and cleansed from sin. Don’t delay, now is the day of salvation.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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Jeff Wingo


 

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If you would like to learn more about the alien lie, the end times, the rise of Antichrist, and the coming Strong Delusion, please consider picking up a copy of my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days

The Antichrist and the Beast system of Babylon the Great are both important parts of the prophetic picture in the Bible. Get the book, increase your knowledge of Bible prophecy and you won’t be caught off guard by the coming Strong Delusion. You may get the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other fine bookstores as a print on demand title. At Amazon you may get the book on Kindle, and if you have Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Prime you may get a copy through those programs as well.

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Thanks again for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

ALIENS ARE HERE, AND THEY HAVE BEEN FOR A VERY LONG TIME by Jeff Wingo

Jesus casting out Legion from the demoniac

Jesus casting out Legion from the demoniac

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 6:12-13).

As I have stated on more than one occasion, the spiritual war is about to radically change. When that change does take place, life will never be the same for our weary planet. Everyone on Earth will be affected by the strange supernatural aspects of UFO and alien disclosure.

While many people are hoping and even praying for aliens to come down to Earth and save us, many people just want to know the truth about it all.

The hard truth is that real aliens do not exist. There is a reality to the phenomenon, too many credible people have seen UFOs, and too many people have been forever changed because of the traumatic effects of alien contact, or worse, abduction.

The understated truth about aliens is that they are “spiritual” in nature. In other words, they are inter-dimensional beings, and from our standpoint, in the natural universe, they appear nebulous. In fact, the phenomena can morph into anything: one minute it can be a nuts-and-bolts craft (of any configuration), or it can manifest as light, perhaps one of the orb type UFOs that are more often seen these days.

Dr. David Jacobs is an astute researcher and writer about the alien abduction phenomena. I have his book, The Threat, and it is an interesting read. He recently released a new book called, Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity.  Now, I haven’t read the new book, although I will as soon as I have time. But, from what I read about the book, it reveals that aliens are supposedly already living among us. That information is gleaned from his hypnotic interviews of a number of abductees.

While that is interesting, and I certainly respect the work of Dr. Jacobs, I don’t believe that he fully understands the spiritual nature of the phenomenon. I do not believe that there are alien/human hybrids currently living among us, and for a very good reason: The alien abduction phenomena is spiritual in nature, and thus can lend itself to a high level of deception. The abductees may be very sincere, but deception occurs on many levels, and most people do not believe they have been deceived, nor do they fully understand the nature of satanic deception.

We are not dealing with something of a normal earthly nature; alien abduction is something that happens on a deep spiritual level in the human mind. It affects human consciousness in such a way, that the abduction experience becomes just as real as everyday reality. In other words, it can become impossible to tell the difference between normal, everyday reality, and the spiritual construct of alien abduction. Although the deception occurs in the mind, nevertheless, it does affect the natural environment: bruising and scaring may occur on the human body, and UFOs may leave evidence of their visit such as tracks on the ground, broken tree limbs, burnt areas, etc.

The Fallen Ones do have an agenda: and that is to deceive humanity to accept the lie that they are the creators and benefactors of mankind. In this way, they will cause the human religious paradigm, whatever that may be personally, to collapse. This will be replaced with a new reality; which is that aliens are real, eternal, supernatural beings, who love humanity, and with the best of  intentions, desire that humans experience their birthright, as offspring of the gods (that certainly will feed the human ego!).

What is that birthright? I am of the opinion that they will begin a program to genetically alter humans to fully eradicate the image of God from the human genome. This will all be portrayed as a way, not only to enhance the human experience, but to provide a platform or method, bringing humanity up to the next level of physical and spiritual evolutionary development. The biblical prophet Daniel foretold this: and “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men” (Daniel 2:43).

The deception is not coming, it is already here, and in full operation.

Millions of people long for alien contact. Most of them are just intrigued by the possibility that contact with a race of super-advanced extraterrestrials will help humanity, and enhance the human condition. Unfortunately, it will lead billions of lost souls into the waiting arms of the Dragon. It will create a temporary evolutionary leap, but that leap will be over a spiritual cliff, into the never-ending nightmarish eternity of hell.

The Image and Mark of the Beast will be used to lead mankind into the deceptive false hope of a nonexistent godhood. It is THE LIE.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and 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:  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

There is only one way to escape the power of the coming deception: Jesus Christ died for your sins. He was buried, and three days later He conquered the grave, rising from the dead. That is the gospel, and that is where true hope if found.

1 John 5:4-5: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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If you would like to learn more about the alien lie, the end times, the rise of Antichrist, and the coming Strong Delusion, then check out my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days

The Antichrist, and the Beast system of Babylon the Great, are both important parts of the prophetic picture in the Bible. Get the book, increase your knowledge of Bible prophecy and you will not be caught off guard by the coming Strong Delusion. You may get the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other fine bookstores as a print on demand title. At Amazon you may get the book on Kindle, and if you have Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Prime you may get a copy through those programs as well.

Here is the link to Amazon:

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Please remember to pray for the persecuted church. ISIS, the demonically empowered terrorists  continue their murderous rampage in the Middle East.

From the Daily Mail in the UK:

ISIS sliced off 12-year-old Syrian boy’s fingertips in front of his father and other Christians in failed bid to convert them to Islam… then executed the group as the victims shouted ‘Jesus.’

From the Christian Post: In the United States Christian persecution is also ramping up.


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An old film of Apollo 17 has surfaced showing a triangle-shaped object in the background as the LM lifted off the surface of the moon. If it is real, and not Photoshop enhanced, it is very interesting. Check it out!

Triangle UFO Discovered In Apollo 17 NASA Photo

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And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (2 Thess. 2:11).

Jeff Wingo

THE WORLDS RISING STAR AND THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST by Jeff Wingo

Lifting the First Seal of Apocalypse and the White Rider of war. Illuminated page from the 17th century Tolkovy Apocalypse, Moscow

Lifting the First Seal of Apocalypse and the White Rider of war. Illuminated page from the 17th century Tolkovy Apocalypse, Moscow

The world loves its “stars,” those in pop culture who appear to be “champions.” They seem to have it all: money, fame, and worldwide appeal. This is actually a biblical principle in operation: Jesus, speaking to His disciples, told them that the world will hate them because they are not of the world: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18). But of the world, and its love for its own, that would be self-evident: “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own” (John 15:19).

There is one rising star the world will love: as ironic as it sounds, the Beast. Yes, pop culture, and most Christians, call the Beast the Antichrist; but the Bible describes him as a Beast, and not just any beast, but a wild Beast.

There are three places in the Bible that reveal the true identity of the Antichrist Beast. Many people do not seem to like it when I show them these verses because it blows apart any illusions that the Antichrist is a human being: he is not. To be perfectly clear, the Antichrist is not a human being at all: he is a Fallen Angel, and he is currently being held in the dark cage of Tartarus, also called the abyss, or the bottomless pit.

  •   Rev. 11:7: And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
  • Rev.17: 18: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
  • Rev. 9:11: And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Note: it is at the beginning of this chapter an angel descends and opens the bottomless pit, verse 1, called in Greek phrear the “well” of the bottomless pit.

These three verses reveal that the Beast is from the bottomless pit. The Greek word is abyssos phrear, and it actually describes a type of cistern, or a well going deep into the Earth; it is a well in Tartarus, even deeper than Tartarus itself. It is the well of the abyss, or the lowest place in Tartarus. This is why the devils that Jesus encountered on Earth were terrified of being sent to the abyss; as evil as they are, even the devils are deeply fearful of the place.

In Luke we see an example of this. Jesus encountered a demonized man called Legion. The Legion was fearful of Christ, and begged not to be sent to the abyss:  “And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep” (Luke 8:31). The word deep is the Greek word, abyss, which again, refers to the well of Tartarus.

Could it be that the Beast and his locust army are so evil that even Earth-bound demons are afraid of going to the abyss because they realize they will be in the company of these imprisoned beings?

The reason I ask the question is that it seems reasonable to conclude from the biblical text that the opposite reaction will actually occur on Earth among human beings. According to Revelation when the Beast is released from the abyss the world will not run in fear, but marvel with great admiration and wonder at the Beast. In other words, the world will find another “star” to follow and fall in love with!

Rev. 13: 3c: …”and all the world wondered after the beast.”

The word wondered means to admire, or marvel at. Thayer says it means, “to be wondered at, to be had in admiration.” Evidently the world will fall in love with the Beast. They will admire him with the same hypnotic devotion and admiration they give to celebrities and stars of the world. I hear the ringing of Jesus words so loud it is almost deafening:

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own.

The essence of the world is driven by the sinful desires of human beings, the supernatural sinful nature of the Fallen Ones, and the spirit of the age which promotes both: the zeitgeist, or the innate growth of the spirit of antichrist driven by the self-centered proclivities of both humans and fallen angels. Christians around the world are suffering under an explosion of the spirit of antichrist, most have been for years, but within the past ten years especially, it seems as if the spirit of antichrist is gaining more power and influence.

As a result, we see the beginnings of the full-blown nature of Antichrist manifesting around the world. This may be the beginning of what Paul called the Great Falling Away (2 Thess. 2:3). It is interesting to note that once the Falling Away occurs, the Man of Sin, or Antichrist is revealed.

The word for love that Jesus used in the above quote, “the world would love its own,” is a Greek word, phileo (imperfect tense according to Bullinger), which means “would love, and continue loving!”

Oh, the world will love the Antichrist Beast: they will admire him, love him, follow him, and be amazed at him. He will be the new star of the world. But, given what he is, how is that even possible? His nature is totally evil and given to destruction; his whole kingdom, Babylon the Great will be built on lies, mind control, and human sacrifice; and this doesn’t even include the fact that he will rise from the abyss? How can it be?

That, my friends, is the power of the great falling away, and the deeply spiritual influence of the strong delusion which will be released on the world.

According to Jesus, the world will love its own, because the world will have the same desires as the Beast. What are those desires? To shake off the rule of God and His Son Jesus Christ. It’s always the same: those who reject Christ cry out, “crucify him!;” and, “We will not have that man rule over us!”

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.  And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.  But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us….”  (Luke 19:12-14).

Jesus of course is the Nobleman who went into the far country of heaven. He received His Kingdom from the Father, and at the right time, He will return. At the end of the parable Jesus said, “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither, and slay them before me: (Luke 19:27).

Jesus will physically return, and when He does, the Beast, the False Prophet, and all of the enemies of Christ will be slain. He will rule the earth with a rod of iron, and all of the nations of the earth will submit to His rule (Rev.19:15). Only Christ can cleanse the Earth of the influence of the spirit of antichrist. Only those who accept Christ, and submit to His rule will be able to shake off the drunken slumber of the spirit of the age caused by the influence of the spirit of antichrist and the strong delusion.

Seek the Lord Jesus. Submit to His righteous rule now, before the full manifestation of the strong delusion, and the star power of the Antichrist Beast. When that time comes, those who are saved and under the authority of Christ may suffer, or even be martyred, but they will be free from the supernatural influence of the spirit of antichrist and the strong delusion.

But those who refuse Christ now, may not have a chance: we don’t know when the strong influence of the Antichrist will begin. And if you refuse Christ now, you may not have another chance. You may be caught in the web of lies that will flow over this world like a tsunami.

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near (Isaiah 55:6).

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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The Antichrist and the Beast system of Babylon the Great is an important component of the prophetic picture in the Bible. Get the book, increase your knowledge of Bible prophecy and you will not be caught off guard. You may get the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other fine bookstores as a print on demand title. And, if you have Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Prime you may download a copy for a limited time!

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THE OFFENSE OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION: A SIGN OF THE END OF DAYS by Jeff Wingo

 

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There are many signs of the end of days in the Bible. Jesus and the prophets and apostles gave numerous signs that we can see today revealing the truth that we are indeed living near the time of the return of Christ. Wars and rumors of war, pestilence and disease, economic chaos, earthquakes, strange weather, signs in the heavens, etc.

But have you ever considered the sign of the offense of Christian persecution?

Jesus told us that Christian persecution will increase in the last days, and as we have seen over the past year, it seems that in the Muslim world it is open season on Christians. Jesus said because of persecution many in the church will be offended; in other words, because of persecution many Christians may fall away because the sight of persecution has placed a stumbling block or impediment in their way, and the sight of persecution causes them to stumble in their faith. To quote Thayer’s comments regarding the word offend (Greek skandalizō), he says, that it means “to cause a person to begin to distrust or desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.”

Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me” (John 16:1-3).

Could worldwide persecution cause millions of 21st century Christians to become offended at Christ and abandon the faith?

What if the time came for the persecutors to put you out of your church because you believe the Bible, and you hold to Christ alone by faith? Would you be offended at Christ because of that?

Paul told us that “all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12), and Jesus said, “and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake, and then shall many be offended, and shall betray on another, and shall hate one another” (Matt. 24: 9-10). Jesus also added, “the servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20).

And we all know how the spirit of antichrist persecuted Jesus.

Jesus said there are some people whose heart is like a stony place. When the Word of God is sown in their heart they receive it with joy. But, that person has no root in himself, but has a superficial experience with Divine truth and does not permit it to make its way to the innermost recesses of his soul. (Thayer).

Jesus said, for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended” (Matthew 13:21).

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Right before Jesus was crucified he said that His death would be an offense–to His followers.

Then saith Jesus unto them, “All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.  But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.  Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.  Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice” (Matt. 26:31-34).

Don’t allow the offense of Christian persecution to cast a stumbling block in your heart.  It is easy to walk away from Christian persecution in the United States because we have so many other things to occupy our minds with. We don’t have to pay any attention to it–and a great part of the church in America does ignore Christian persecution overseas–BECAUSE THEY ARE OFFENDED BY IT.

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But never forget: those who are dying right now are martyrs for the faith of Jesus. They are in the line of fire by a powerful manifestation of the spirit of  antichrist. And it is not going to end anytime soon. As a matter of fact it will probably get much worse before the return of Jesus.

Revelation 6: 9-11: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Revelation 12:11:  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 13:7:  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Daniel 7:21:  I beheld, and the same horn (Little Horn–the Antichrist) made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Revelation 17:6: And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…

Revelation 20:4:  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Please don’t ever be offended by Christian persecution. Pray for Christians to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and pray for grace and strength for their moment of trial. This life is so fleeting when compared to eternity and the Glories of life in the New Jerusalem where God Himself will wipe away every tear shed by His persecuted saints.

Revelation 21: 4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


“Christ on the Cross”, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1869.

The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, by Jean-Léon Gerome (1883).

HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED! by Jeff Wingo

450px-Caravaggio_-_The_Incredulity_of_Saint_ThomasThe incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio, 1601-1602


Thomas said, ” Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25).

Thomas is often called “Doubting Thomas” as if the need for proof is a fault. Verification and proof is not a fault, it’s just the result of an analytical mind that is curious to a fault, and in today’s world that is not a bad quality to possess.

After all it’s not every day that someone rises from the dead, and real authentic miracles are rare just by virtue of the fact that they rarely occur. God does however intervene in our world from time to time in powerful ways. That is not to say of course that He is not involved, or uninterested, it is just that most of the time it seems that He allows nature to take its course.

But there are times when He interferes in the normal course of nature; I myself have seen on a few occasions an authentic miracle from the hand of God. Prayer does indeed work, and it is a powerful way to plead for help, indeed, the Scriptures invite us to seek the Lords help:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).  

Truly it is a comfort knowing that we are invited by the very same God who created the universe to bring our needs to Him in prayer. We are also told that we can, through prayer, cast all of our cares upon Him, because He really does care for us (1 Peter 5:7).

But have you considered that if Christ did not rise from the dead all of that would be in vain? Paul even tells us that if Christ was not really raised from the dead then those who believe in such a Christ, a dead Christ, are of all of the people of the Earth, the most miserable; because they believe in a dead savior who cannot help them, and a dead savior who cannot answer their prayers, because he is dead and remains so.

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable (1 Cor. 15: 16-17,19).

So it is not such a bad quality that Thomas displayed, he just wanted to see for himself and be counted among the Apostles as a witness to the power of God. The painting above is a beautiful piece of art created by Caravaggio, but it is really not Scripturally accurate. Consider what the text says concerning this event:

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.  The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God (John 20: 24-28).

Once Thomas saw the Lord Jesus he didn’t need to put his finger into the print of the nails, and he didn’t need to thrust his hand into his side. Thomas did what any of us would do in that circumstance, he believed!

Indeed, the sight of the living Christ so overwhelmed Thomas that he just cried out MY LORD, AND MY GOD! 

Truly, Thomas saw the risen Christ, and Thomas was also humbled before the living Lord and God of the universe, Jesus the promised one, the Risen Messiah!

It is also interesting to note what Jesus said to Thomas at that moment:

Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (john 20:29). 

If you believe in the Risen Christ by faith then according to Jesus you are blessed! Paul said that it is with a heart of faith that we come to the Risen Savior:

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).

There is a very ancient custom among some churches on Resurrection Sunday, and that is someone will greet the congregation  with the words “He is risen!” And the congregation will answer in unison, “He is risen indeed!” It is a wonderful conformation that after all these centuries, in the midst of turmoil and change, faithful Bible believers everywhere can say with complete confidence, “He is risen!” I hope you can answer back with a heart full of faith and assurance, “Yes, He is risen indeed!”

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


It is my prayer that you have been helped by the things I have written. My motivation is to see people brought to the Risen Savior so that they may come to eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

I am also motivated to teach the truth about Bible prophecy and the coming Great Deception. My prayer is that the power of the Holy Spirit will use the things I have written to set people free from the strong delusion regarding UFOs, and aliens. Evil is becoming more powerful and aggressive in these last days, indeed, in the past year Christian persecution has become more aggressive and evil all around the world.

In the United States the militant gay lobby is attacking Christian people and businesses. It is quite evident that the goal is to shut down economically anyone who disagrees with the homosexual lifestyle; so in essence anyone who lives out the Christian faith in the business world is a target. There is more to this evil agenda though, as the ultimate goal is to shutter every Bible believing church in America and to shut up every vocal Christian in the land.

All of this is a very good example of the spirit of antichrist actively working in the world. We see the people: ISIS, abortionists, the militant gay lobby, and other antichristian groups. They are the face we see, but just remember, behind every antichristian act is a powerful unseen spiritual being using these deceived humans just like a puppet master who manipulates puppets on a string.

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 (Ephesians 6:12).

On Resurrection Sunday pray for persecuted Christians suffering in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, and all around the world. Pray for Christians who are being tortured and mutilated. Pray for Christians who are unjustly locked up in prisons, as they are lonely, hurting, and hungry.

Pray also for persecuted Christians in the U.S. who are losing their businesses and jobs because of the unceasing attacks of the politically correct crowd in the militant gay lobby and the media.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

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 (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Thanks again for visiting, and thank you to everyone who is supporting this work by purchasing the Alien Antichrist book from Amazon and other fine bookstores.
Jeff Wingo

EZEKIELS WHEELS AND UFOS: DOES A LINK EXIST? by Jeff Wingo

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Engraved illustration of the “chariot vision” of the Biblical book of Ezekiel {1}

What did Ezekiel see when he saw the wheel within the wheel? Was he an eyewitness to a UFO event? What secrets does his vision reveal and how does it relate to UFO and alien phenomena?

When I was doing the research on the chapter Ezekiel’s Wheels and UFOs in my book, Alien Antichrist, I was actually very surprised by what I uncovered in the Bible. I did not realize that what Ezekiel saw in the chariot vision of the Merkabah actually reveals some of the secrets of UFOs and also explains why there are UFOs in the first place! Let me explain, but first, lets read a passage from Ezekiel to put the discussion in its proper perspective.

And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.  And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.  And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.  And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.  As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.  And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.  As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.  And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning (Ezekiel 1:4-14).

Ezekiel describes what the Hebrews call the Merkabah, or war chariot of God. He begins to describe the vision as a great cloud and a fire which appears to be enfolding upon itself, in other words, a great rolling fire. In the midst of the fire he sees four angelic beings,  called “chay” or living creatures. {2} It is in Ezekiel chapter ten that we find the prophet using the word Cherub or Cherubim, which is “a being of a sublime and celestial nature, in figure compounded that of a man, an ox, a lion, and an eagle (three animals which, together with man, symbolize power and wisdom).” {3}

Next the prophet describes the wheels that accompany the cherubim.

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels (Ezekiel 1:15-21).

Here Ezekiel describes the wheels and rings which accompany the cherubim. Last, he describes the LORD sitting on His Throne.

And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.  And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.  As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake (Ezekiel 1:22-28).

Here we have the complete picture: The Merkabah, which is the war chariot of God. It is intended to convey that the Lord is above all, and rules the affairs of men as a King on a heavenly Throne carried about by His servants, the cherubim. One of the reasons for the vision is to reveal to the nation of Israel (in Babylonian captivity at the time), “that even though Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed by the Babylonian armies, God still reigns as king, and His glory is always above the works and sinful actions of men.” {4}

I realize that this is a long passage of Scripture, however, before I begin to explain the words that relate to the UFO and alien phenomena, I had to put it all in its proper perspective. Truly the vision was of the Lord God, and Ezekiel tells us exactly what he saw at the beginning of the chapter: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God” (Ezekiel 1:1).

That Ezekiel saw a vision of God is clearly stated, not UFOs or aliens as the Ancient Alien theorists like to state ad nauseam.  As I said before, the vision was provided to Israel to correct their sinful wayward ways, and to provide comfort so that they would know that God had not abandoned them in Babylon, and that all was not lost. God is sovereign, and He still rules over Israel and the affairs of men from His Merkabah, or war chariot.

With all of that said, lets look at a few of the words the prophet used and see how they may apply to the UFO phenomenon that we see today. The following excerpts are taken from my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days, copyright 2014©Jeffrey A Wingo, pages 163-164.

THE WHIRLWIND OF BURNING LIGHT

“It is in verse four that we see a whirlwind, a great cloud, and a fire infolding on itself, with a great brightness, the color of amber. The English word ‘infolding’ is a translation of the Hebrew word ‘laqach’ (Strongs H3947) which means ‘to flash about like lightening.’ It refers to a mass of fire which seems to be taking hold of itself, like a great sphere of rolling fire, or a great circle of light. {5} ‘This is best illustrated as a globe of fire with darting rays that pierce through the surrounding darkness.'”{6}

“Many UFOs appear to have these same characteristics–a glowing orb of light, or a circular craft with either a ring of lights, or emitting a ring of light that appears to radiate from various places on the object, or even the sending forth of a beam of light to the ground.”

“In the midst of the fire is seen the color of amber. ‘Color’ is the Hebrew word ‘ayin’ which literally means ‘eye, of the physical eye,’ and it also refers figuratively to the ‘mental and spiritual faculties.’ {7} Interestingly, in the New Testament, the Greek word for eye is ophthalmos which means ‘to see’ referring of course to the physical eye, but it also figuratively indicates the ‘eyes of the mind, or the faculty of knowing.’ {8} This is pertinent because it indicates intelligence, and most UFOs seem to be under intelligent control. An authentic UFO is in fact under intelligent control because it is a spiritual manifestation by a spiritual being.”

“The Hebrew word for the color amber is ‘chashmal’ which denotes ‘a shining (metallic) substance, electrum or bronze, or it could refer to brass which is made smooth, or polished.’ {9} According to Gesenius chashmal is believed by some to be a valuable metallic substance called orichalcum which is a type of metal mentioned in many ancient writings; it was said to be more brilliant than silver and second only in value to gold. Chasmal is also translated by the word electrum which is a naturally occurring alloy of gold, silver, and other metals. The color electrum is a pale yellow or yellowish white, and so it was often called pale or white gold.”

“All of the words described here were used by Ezekiel to explain a spiritual vision, and every one is interesting when compared to UFOs and other related phenomena. Consider the word laqach. It describes a great circle of light, or it could even be a pulsating circle of light—or a glowing orb—which likewise describes many UFOs. When laqach is used in conjunction with chashmal then it is possible to have metallic looking shining circle of light–again a classic UFO.”

“Given the nature of the phenomena a fallen angel could produce a UFO using a glowing orb of light, or it could present a manifestation which appears as a circular craft with lights–again the classic UFO that all of us are familiar with.”

In my next post I will discuss a few more Hebrew words as they relate to the wheels and the rings that Ezekiel saw. I think you will find that discussion just as fascinating.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


If you would like to learn more about UFOs and aliens and how they relate to the last days as then consider getting a copy of my book, Alien  Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days. In the book I explain how UFOs and aliens will be used by both men and Satan to lead the world into the arms of the final dictator of planet Earth, the Antichrist.

UFOs and aliens will be a large part of the strong delusion of the last days and the Tribulation period as described by Jesus, Paul, Daniel, and John the Revelator. Get your copy of the book so that you will be prepared for what is coming. Here is a link to Amazon:

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Endnotes:

1. Copy by unknown artist after illustration by Matthaeus (Matthäus) Merian the elder (1593-1650); http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEzekiel’s_vision.jpg

2. Strong’s H2416 – chay; living, alive;living thing.

3. Strong’s H3742 – kĕruwb; Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon.

4. Jeff Wingo, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days (Create Space, 2014); page 163.

5. See Albert Barnes on Ezekiel 1:4, and Gesenius on the Hebrew word “laqach.”

6. Alien Antichrist, op. cit.; See also the Pulpit Commentary on Ez. 1:4. (1890).

7. Strong’s H5869

8. Strong’s G3788; See also Thayer’s comments on this word. Jesus said the eye is the light of the body.

9. Strong’s H2830; See also Gesenius on the word chashmal.


untitledAs most of you know the other day ISIS Islamic terrorists beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. As if this atrocity is not enough, they also burned to death over 40 people in the country of Iraq. President Obama refuses, even now, to acknowledge that these men who were brutality murdered were Christians. He also refuses to acknowledge the origin of this threat as Islamic Terrorism. He said at a summit the other day that this is not Islam–THAT IS A LIE, AS IS EVERYTHING ELSE WITH THIS PRESIDENT! The ISIS terrorists killed these poor men because they were Christians–not just Egyptians–MR. PRESIDENT–THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS MURDERED CHRISTIANS.

Please pray for the persecuted church. They need our prayers and they need hope. As you saw, they realized their final hope was in the person of the Living Savior, Jesus Christ. During the Tribulation a great multitude of slaughtered Christians will stand before the Lamb and sing a new song, the Song of the Lamb.

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes (Revelation 7: 9-17).

 

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