Avvakum_by_MyasoyedovThe Burning of Avvakum Petrov at Pustozyorsk, Russia in 1682;  Painting by Grigoriy Myasoyedov, (1897).  {1}

It has often been said that politics makes strange bedfellows, and that saying is equally true especially when it comes to the unhealthy mix of politics and religion. All you have to do is look at history to see that politics and religion, when coupled together as a ruling system quickly degenerates, and becomes corrupted, oppressive, and evil. Look  at the bloody history of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe, and examples in Protestant history such as John Calvin and the execution of Michael Servetus in 1553. While the flames were engulfing his body, Servetus was heard to cry out, “Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me.” Servetus didn’t tow the doctrinal line with Rome or Calvin, and the results are left with history.

That’s why I am a strong advocate for freedom as enunciated in our United States Constitution. The framers, and the chief writer, James Madison, clearly understood that when the church rules in political affairs ugly things begin to happen. Likewise, when politicians create law and exercise power without the legal restraints placed upon government through the Constitution, and the guaranteed protections offered to the people by  the Bill of Rights, tyranny also begins to raise a crushing fist of iron upon the principles of freedom and democracy.

It is quite evident that our leaders in government these days, especially President Obama, have come to believe that those legal restraints no longer apply, and that the Bill of Rights has been permanently suspended. While we are not quite there yet, if we continue on the path set before us, I fear it won’t be long before we will hear the sound of jackboots pounding the pavement on the streets of America.

These things should come as no surprise to those know Bible prophecy. Scripture informs us that the walls that separate the independent nations of the world will gradually fall and develop into a one world system; a brutal totalitarian system administered by the mystery of iniquity and the spirit of antichrist; and this is already happening with the formation of the New World Order created by powerful elitists like the Illuminati, world bankers, Industrialist, and other occult parties.

According to the book of Revelation this one world system will be called Babylon the Great, and its influence will reach every corner of the globe. Its spiritual partner is Mystery Babylon, called the Mother of Harlots because she gives birth to the many different religious systems that we see today.

As an American, and a natural-born citizen of this country, I do believe deeply in freedom. What that means is that I am free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, as I see fit under the laws of God and man. I thank God everyday for the freedoms we enjoy, and I do not take it for granted because I know that  American freedom is something that many people only dream about.

As far a religion goes, I also believe in the free exercise of religion and faith. The pilgrims left England for the American shores 395 years ago in search of religious freedom, and that freedom is still available to everyone today.

That does not mean that I agree all religions are equal, I don’t. But what this does mean is that I am free to search the Scriptures and determine what truth is, and what truth is not. While I may strongly disagree with the Roman Catholic view, or the Hindu, or Buddhists view of truth, as an American I recognize that they also have the freedom to choose their own way. In the States if the free exercise of religion is taken away from one, it can be taken away from all.

As such then, I am free to read the Bible, worship God, and witness to others about the truth of Jesus Christ; and others are free to either listen or walk away, its their choice, and that is true freedom. This is a biblical principle regarding man and the power to choose: God calls men and women everywhere to repent, and believe the gospel; turn from sin, and turn to Christ.

  • Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2).
  • From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 4:17).
  • Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19).
  • And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment (1 John 3:23).

Since God created men and women with free will to choose I must respect that. While I am commanded to preach the gospel it is not my job to convert anyone, it is the Holy Spirit who convicts and convinces the heart to turn to Christ (Acts 24:25).

The reason I am writing this is because this is the clear difference between biblical Christianity and a religion like Radical Islam. If I minister the truth to someone about the exclusivity of Jesus Christ, and tell them that our salvation from sin is obtained by faith alone, in Christ alone, and they reject what I have shared, it would never enter into my mind to do them harm because of that rejection. Jesus taught us to pray for people and to have compassion on them because they are like lost sheep gone astray. Jesus never taught us that if our witness is rejected to pick up a sword and chop their head off–or as ISIS did today, burn someone alive like they did the Jordanian pilot that they had caged like an animal. The contrast is very clear, and strikingly so.

burnedalive-cropped-internal  This is nothing short of evil, and it is evil that is done in the name of God. I would not doubt if scores of reasonable Muslims who see this abandon the faith of Islam. If a god sanctioned this act then it reveals that the god of ISIS is satanic, nay even Satan himself.

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 (John 10:10).

The “thief” Jesus speaks of here is Satan. He lies, and is the father of it. He inspires people to kill and murder each other, and it seems clear to me that Satan inspired ISIS to kill this poor man in such a cruel, sadistic, barbaric manner.

Pray for the family of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. The man was only 26 and had so much life ahead of him. His life has been cut short because of this murderous savage act.

Christ gives to us true freedom, but the coming New World Order will not be freedom at all, but one brutal image after another, and one crushing crisis after another as we move closer to the NWO through the spirit of antichrist and the Mystery of Iniquity.

This brutal act that we saw today on the news is but a foreshadowing of Antichrist, and of what will happen once the New World Order becomes fully established on Earth.

The Bible reveals in Revelation chapters 17 and 18, the coming Kingdom of Antichrist will be called BABYLON THE GREAT. The Antichrist will use acts of savage terror such as this to bring the world to its knees, as the spirit of the age brings the world fully under the terrible tutelage of groups such as ISIS.

The ultimate terrorist is Satan. He causes men to create groups like ISIS to fulfill his plan for mankind in the last days. When we see brutality such as this we are seeing the unveiling of the kingdom of Antichrist.

The only hope we have is Jesus Christ, the true Messiah for all people, for all time. If you do not yet know the love of Jesus then just call upon Him. He will reveal Himself to you, and He will save you from the power of sin, and the spiritual bondage that religions like Islam bring. Jesus died on the cross for you. He was buried in a tomb, and yet He conquered the grave and rose from the dead. He is waiting for you to make the choice for eternal life, and spiritual freedom. Remember, you have free will, and the choice is yours–choose wisely, choose life.

Even so, come Lord Jesus, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo



2. Photo credit: Kronos Advisory;

http://www.foxnews. com/world/2015/02/03/new-isis-video-purpotedly-shows-jordanian-pilot-being-burned-alive/


For almost two thousand years theologians, false prophets, and various prognosticators have tried to predict the day of the Second Coming of Christ. All have failed because they did not heed the words of Jesus that no one will know the day and the hour of His return.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matt. 24:36).

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matt.25:13).

“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mk.13:32).

It is very clear that no one will know the day or the hour of the Second Coming. But did you ever wonder why Jesus said that you could know season of the return?

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matt.24:32-33).

We will not know the day or the hour but we can know the approximate season because of the prophetic hints that are in the Bible. I am not going to give you a list of the “hints” as it were at this time, that is for a future post; but I would like you to search the Scriptures and see if you can find the budding fig leaves that He mentions here.

We cannot know the day or the hour but we can know the season or the approximate time frame of His return. The day or the hour of the return is impossible to know, and for a very good reason.

The information I am going to reveal here I have only previously revealed to others in private conversation to make sure I am not off track as it were. In other words, I wanted to discuss this with others who are more knowledgeable to make sure that I am not going beyond the Scriptures, and now I feel that it is the appropriate time to publicly reveal my understanding of this.

I as wrote in my book, Alien Antichrist, I previously held and taught the pre-tribulation rapture position. Because of my study of the Scriptures I have moved beyond that to a position that I consider to be a more biblical view of the rapture and the sudden appearance of Christ. I do not believe the Bible teaches a secret rapture, or a two-part Second Coming (and that is what the pre-tribulation position basically is; a two-part return–the secret rapture of the church and then the publicly visible return, where every eye shall see Him return).

When the Bible discusses the Second Coming it is always spoken of as an event that is sudden, quick, and very visible. In other words, every eye shall see Him, and all of the tribes (people) of the earth shall mourn because of Him. Christ will not come in secret for the church or anybody for that matter. When He returns everyone alive on the earth will witness the event. Notice that the time of His return is at the end of the Great Tribulation.

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matt.24:29-31).

Notice that it says, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days…” The return of Christ is after the Tribulation of “those days” which of course refers to the Great Tribulation which He spoke about at Matt.24:15; this is when the Antichrist Beast commits the Abomination of Desolation by entering a rebuilt Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and proclaims himself to be the God of the earth (2 Thess.2:4).

After the tribulation Christ will send His angels with the sound of a great trumpet (vs.31) and they shall gather His elect (those saved or born-again) from one end of heaven to the other. THAT IS THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH. The trumpet here is the trumpet of the seventh angel of Revelation (Rev.11:15 ), and the last trump that Paul wrote about in relation to the rapture of the church (1 Thess.4:16-17). That is the rapture because at that moment the church is caught up by the angels and then “there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Rev.11:15).


The point of all of this is that before Jesus makes His VISIBLE appearance time shall cease; the clock will stop ticking off the seconds, the hour hand will no longer move,, and time will standstill. In other words, the entire mechanistic movement of linear time will come to a complete halt in the entire universe. How do I know this?

The Scriptures say that “immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heavens…” (Matt.24:29).

Time stops and the amazing thing is, it is impossible to know for how long–a day, a week, a month, a year? A second, a minute, an hour, a day; one day, two days, thirty days? Do you see what I mean? Time will stop, it will cease to move forward on its ever onward course.

As a result the sun and stars are shut down, and since the sun does not send forth its light the moon will also cease to reflect light and become dark as well. Everything will be dark, and for how long????

That is the reason that Jesus said that no one would be able to know the day or the hour–BECAUSE TIME WILL STOP! At that moment there will be no time! Think about that for a few moments. No more time. That is why you cannot know the day or the hour of His return!

Then when God the Father decides that IT IS TIME–

“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matt.24:30).

When Christ returns time will stop for an undetermined period. The entire universe will be dark, and then a sign appears, the sign of the Son of Man. What is that sign? While I am not entirely sure, the Scriptures may hint that it is the Glory of God as the dimensional veil between our reality and the spiritual dimension is breached. Because Revelation 6:12-13 seem to indicate that when the sky goes dark, and the universe is turned off, that the heavens will depart like “a scroll when it is rolled together..” Isaiah 34:4 also seems to agree here that the heavens will “be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll.”

Both Testaments seem to indicate that time will stop, the lights in the universe will be extinguished, and the heavens, the sky, will roll back in a scroll like fashion to reveal the Son of Man in all of His Glory–the Glory of God will shine on the earth and the sign of the Son of Man will be the sudden appearance of the Glory of God and the Second Coming of Christ!

I look forward to the return of Christ; our planet is filled with sin and death and all kinds of evil. But when Jesus returns He will set everything right, He will bring healing, peace, and justice; and the earth and the universe will finally find rest.

Have a good Sunday, and find rest in the Lord.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo

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