" Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not." (Matthew 24:26)
Go Not Forth
Greetings. We hope you had an encouraging and uplifting week. We continue to see the passage of End Time events, things that could not have happened until this generation and the advent of modern technology and instant communications.
A recent "Harris Poll", see below, has revealed that Barack Obama is a greater hero to US citizens than is Jesus Christ, assuming the poll and the pollsters are to be trusted.
If this is in fact the case, we thought to share some verses from the Bible which we felt would be relevant to such a mind set existing in the US. and possibly elsewhere. At the end of the article is a web address which helped us to realize just what a phenomenon the results of this poll are.
"Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female." (Deuteronomy 4:16)The word "similitude" in this verse is defined as "a person or thing resembling someone else.
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." (Romans 16:17-18) This speaking ability is also one of the characteristics of the coming Antichrist. He had "a mouth speaking great things" and "there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies". (Daniel 7:8,20, Revelation 13:5)
Below is the news article:
The Harris Poll -Wikapedia
The Harris Poll was created in 1963 by Louis Harris & Associates. When the company merged with Harris Interactive in 1996, the poll became the property of Harris Interactive. Company Members claim that Harris Poll has over 6 million panel-members world-wide.
Chicago Sun Times
Poll: Obama More Revered Than Jesus Christ
February 20, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Americans named President Obama as their No. 1 hero, followed by Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, in a new Harris poll.
Others in the top 10, in descending order, were Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F. Kennedy, Chesley Sullenberger and Mother Teresa.
People were asked whom they admired enough to call their heroes. Those surveyed were not shown a list of people to choose from. The Harris Poll was conducted online among a sample of 2,634 U.S. adults by Harris Interactive.
This question was first asked in a Harris Poll in 2001. In that survey Jesus Christ was the hero mentioned most often, followed by Martin Luther King, Colin Powell, John F. Kennedy and Mother Teresa.
For more information on this subject see: http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/
Things have already gone this far and we have not even seen the rise of the Antichrist yet. "Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders." (2 Thessalonians 2:9)(For more information on how to recognize the Antichrist see our Studies section on the web site.)
The Bible says, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables". (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
Would you like to make sure that you are never "turned unto fables". The first step is receiving Jesus into your life and heart The way you do that is by just praying a short prayer, something like this; Dear Jesus, I want to know the truth from the fable, I know I have done wrong in my life, I ask that you please forgive me for my sins, come into my heart and give me eternal life, in Jesus name I pray.
If you have prayed this prayer or a similar prayer you can rest assured that you do have eternal life. If you would like to know more about this gift of eternal life we invite you to write us, or if you would like to contact one of our mystics for help or guidance you are also invited to do so.
God bless you in the week ahead.
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." (Psalms 118:8)