All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine
1 Corinthians 15:53-54
1Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Cor. 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him
1Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption
Cor. 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Cor. 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality
This scripture below tells us that resurrection bodies have the ability to appear in different ways, and can do other things natural bodies can’t do.
1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is
QUESTION: Do you believe a person can backslide? Suppose a born-again person backslides and lives in open sin. The person leaves the Lord, lives a life of rebellion and sin and dies while in open rebellion. Will that person go to Heaven? Can we “Live like Hell and go to Heaven” because of Once Saved Always Saved?”
ANSWER: Paul wrote that our righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ. He said that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God but are justified freely by His grace (Romans 3:21-24), and when Jesus went to the cross He forgave all of our sins (Colossians 2:13-14). That means past, present, and future.
All believers have problems with sin, some more serious than others, and all believers back slide to some degree. But no born again believer would deliberately set out to “live like hell and go to heaven” because that would be mocking the One whose death purchased our eternal life.
QUESTION: I know that God knows when each one of us will die. Do you think that God may take the life of someone to prevent them from having to go thru something terrible? My daughter died when she was 8 years old. She was wonderful and believed in Jesus. Many years later I found out that something terrible had almost happened to her and probably would have again had she lived. I think that God took her to prevent that from happening to her, for I know that she is with Him now. Am I in error in my thinking?
ANSWER: I don’t think you’re in error in your thinking. Isaiah 57:1 says,
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
As a believer, your daughter had a righteousness imputed to her by faith and qualified for this verse.
By the way, the Hebrew word translated “perish” in this verse also means “vanish”, implying the possibility that we who are righteous by faith could someday vanish from Earth to be spared from the coming evil. Another hint of the pre-trib rapture?
QUESTION: I know you stay very busy with the ministry and may God bless you for it! Can you tell me if there is any verse in the Bible which says something to the effect of “God takes the righteous away early to spare them from evil”? It seems that I remember reading something along these lines at one time, though I can’t remember if it was biblical or if it was merely someone’s opinion.
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
As humans, we think it’s a terrible shame when a young person suddenly dies due to illness or accident. But if that young person is a believer, or below the age of accountability, he or she is being spared years and years of time in this dark and dying world. From an eternal perspective, an early death is a great blessing because it gives deceased believers a head start on eternity.
MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
AUSTRALIA: WE WON’T MOVE OUR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
AUSTRALIA’SForeign Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday said JERUSALEM IS A “FINAL STATUS ISSUE” AND THE COUNTRY (AUSTRALIA) WILL THEREFORE NOT MOVE ITS EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.
At the same time, she insisted all Australian aid to the Palestinian Authority is used for humanitarian purposes.
WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR:Thant’s what we get here in Australia i.e. “TOTALLY” incompetent Politicians Governing our Country who are totally “ANTI GOD” Both the Prime Minister and Julie Bishop should lead the pack, and be the first to “Resign” for the good of our Country. It makes me wonder what we are doing taking on the might of China, with our very small Military resources, just because America asked us to join them with our ships to put pressure on China re the “Spratley Island takeover”. I totally disagree with what China is doing, and they need to be stopped “immediately”, I just wonder if America will come to our aid when China invades Australia in the very near future. (Watch 60 minutes broadcast tonight on TV). China’s plan is to take over South East Asia, including Australia. We will have to wait and see.
Obviously some of our Politicians have not read the Bible and do not understand that our Nation Australia relies on these “People” making the right decisions, especially in major areas such as Israel.
Gen. 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
http://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ In fact, it’s now clear that Google, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter have all decided to ban all the speech they oppose in the hopes of achieving a kind of “cultural coup” that silences any views they oppose, including biological science facts such as the fact that there are only two genders, not an infinite number of imaginary “gender fluid” delusions. This insidious censorship stunt is being pursued with the desire to banish all conservatives from the internet, but unless it is reversed, my analysis concludes it may actually lead to kinetic warfare that’s likely to involve tech giants’ headquarters being necessarily targeted by pro-human rights forces attempting to halt tyranny and restore freedom of speech, a basic human right that’s now being systematically violated by Google. (See more details below.) Google, in other words, is driving America toward kinetic civil war, attempting to silence half the country by exploiting and abusing its position of near-monopoly power. As I write this, for example, YouTube continues to ban my entire video channel without any justification or logical reason. It’s now confirmed that Google actively censors natural health websites in order to protect the criminal interests of Big Pharma, and YouTube even shuts down entire channels for posting videos that tell the truth about CBD oil and the healing potential of cannabis medicine. In fact, You Tube actually told Natural News that CBD videos are “dangerous to society” just like bomb-making videos.
These censorship claims are not merely absurd, but dangerous to society. Online censorship, in effect, has become the single greatest threat to the future of our country. The free flow of speech is just as important to society as the free flow of commerce or electricity. For biased, dangerous corporations to selectively restrict the flow of speech only for those who hold conservative or libertarian views is wholly unacceptable and will not be tolerated by free people. Cutting off freedom of speech to certain targeted groups of people is essentially denying them the human right of expression, and that means Google has become a threat to human rights.
My belief on this is shared by millions of Americans: A “free society” cannot survive when the window of allowable speech is controlled by a malicious, radical, left-wing, anti-American corporate giant that colludes with Big Pharma (and communist activists) to silence free speech. Google has become, as we say, a “clear and present danger” to America. It must not merely be stopped to save America; it must be completely neutralized and stripped of all influence over the world of online speech.
Google, in effect, has become the authoritarian tyrants our Founding Fathers warned us about. In the 1700s, the greatest threat to our liberties was a rogue government. That’s why we have the Second Amendment, which was written as a national immune system against government tyranny. The historical idea of the Second Amendment is that if the government tyrants get out of control, the citizens will take up arms against them and reestablish the proper level of humility in government, which only derives its power from We the People, after all. But today, the greatest threat to our liberty is a powerful, domineering corporation known as “Alphabet” (i.e. Google, YouTube, etc.). The First Amendment does not specifically restrict corporations from banning free speech, and the Second Amendment was not written for the people to take up arms against private corporations. Thus, we now face a new, grievous threat to our freedoms that our forefathers could not foresee, and for which no constitutional mechanism of defense exists.
It follows that the defeat of Google cannot be achieved through purely constitutional arguments. Google must be neutralized, defeated or disbanded through other means which are not specifically stated in the United States Constitution. The best option, as explained below, is regulatory control enforced by government to demand a level playing field when it comes to freedom of expression.
In my analysis, if Google’s vindictive censorship is not halted, it will eventually escalate the divide in America to the point of actual civil war (i.e. kinetic warfare between political factions). I don’t condone this outcome and don’t wish to see it occur, but when the tech monopolists crush the freedom of speech of half the country, denying them the right to speak, debate or engage in public discourse, sooner or later that half of the country will tire of living under tyranny, and they will realize the only course of action remaining to them is to physically resist the “techno tyranny” through last-resort actions (see the quote from Milo, below, for more details on this growing realization). Google no doubt knows this and is deliberately attempting to drive America into a state of civil war so that globalist-leaning Leftists can call for UN intervention, of course.
The far more desirable alternative for resolving Google’s censorship plot is to force the tech giants to halt their censorship under the threat of fines or criminal arrests carried out by government. The government, in other words, needs to figuratively put a weapon to the head of Google (and Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and tell them if they don’t level the playing field, government coercion will be invoked to force content fairness upon them. If this sounds harsh, remember that all government regulatory enforcement is effectively carried out at the end of a gun. When the IRS says you have to pay up or lose your freedom, it is a threat that’s ultimately enforced by government men with guns who will take away your freedom and your property if you don’t comply.
As predicted, the G7 summit ended in disarray. Without an endorsement by Donald Trump, the communique did not turn out as intended. The US president got personal, calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “dishonest & weak.” Such an open dispute, in addition to, among other things, his bizarre tweets from aboard Air Force One, was quite unusual for a meeting held at such a high level. Nothing like this has ever happened before. And the result? The differences remain, and the trade war that has already started is likely to continue, affecting cars and other commodities. Turmoil and disarray reigned, turning the summit into a dismal failure. The future of the G7 is in question. It very much looks like the much-vaunted Western unity has been consigned to the grave.
In stark contrast to the event in Canada, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit was a success. Everybody minded their P’s and Q’s, respecting the rules of etiquette. The participants in the SCO meeting agreed on Syria, Iran, and economic cooperation. In total, 17 documents were signed, including the Qingdao Declaration. The group agreed to continue pursuing the SCO 2025 Development Strategy by boosting cooperation in all areas.
A proposal was endorsed to expedite the enforcement by all signatory states of the Protocol on Security Assurances to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia. The SCO Member States on Counter-Terrorist, Counter-Separatist and Counter-Extremist Measures for 2019–2021, a program to fight terrorism, separatism, and extremism, was finalized for approval at the meeting of the SCO defense ministers. Regular, joint anti-terrorist exercises, including the Peace Mission, will be held and security interaction will be expanded, especially in regard to personnel training. It was emphasized that the SCO Convention on Countering Extremism, signed on June 9, 2017 in Astana, needs to take effect more quickly. It was important for Russia that the need to address the situation in Afghanistan received due attention, including the proposal for talks to be held in the Moscow format. That’s a welcome development. The time is right for the organization to do more, as the situation in that country is one that concerns them all.
It would also be a good idea to expedite the development of the SCO Development Bank and Development Fund, in order to facilitate the implementation of joint projects. Russia and China are also preparing an agreement on the Eurasian Economic Partnership, which is open to all SCO members. Combined with China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, that project could spur progress in the region, changing its economic landscape.
The Qingdao Declaration projects the SCO as an international organization. It means that this regional forum is poised to step up to the next level. Moving ahead would be a natural thing for the group, the members of which are home to 40% of the world’s population. Such major regional players as India and Pakistan have recently joined the SCO as full-fledged members, greatly raising the group’s international clout.
With eight full members, four observers, 10 candidate observers and six dialog partners, a permanent secretariat in Beijing, and the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure or RATS, a security outpost based in Tashkent, the organization is evidently ready for a bigger role on the world stage. The SCO is noteworthy for its adherence to the UN Charter and the tenets of international law, something seldom remembered at meetings of Western-led groups.
And the organization should become more active in Eurasia, which, unlike other regions, lacks multilateral development and security institutions. The SCO could fill that void.
The participants agreed that protectionism in any form should be rejected. This dovetails with what President Trump proposed at the G7 meeting when he called for dropping all tariffs and trade barriers.
Perhaps it has nothing to do with President Trump, but Germany seems poised to turn away from the Merkel open-arms immigration policy and toward the Eastern European closed borders policy.
While learned commentators on this side of the Atlantic have been bewailing Trump’s difficulty in getting along with Merkel, it seems that Merkel’s governing coalition is disintegrating. The cause, her very own Interior Ministry, Horst Seehofer, has declared that, Merkel or no Merkel, he will start closing Germany’s borders.
The story has been widely reported. I will give you the New York Times account. It is comprehensive and well-written, but it shows that a beacon of the American left gets it. Gets what, you may ask. Gets the fact that the Merkel policy, a policy promoted by our own citizen of the world, President Obama, is about to enter the dustbin of history. The only question is whether the policy or Germany will fall apart first.
The Times reports:
The populist surge that has left Hungary, Austria and Italy threatening to close their borders to migrants has now spread to Germany, where it could even bring down Chancellor Angela Merkel and further unhinge Europe Union’s cohesion and stability.
In recent days, Ms. Merkel has faced an increasingly virulent mutiny over the issue, which threatens to fracture her governing coalition as early as next week.
The mutiny is led by her own interior minister, Horst Seehofer, a former Bavarian premier with a towering stature and plenty of beer-tent charisma, who sounds more in line with the nativist forces shaping politics in neighboring countries than with his own boss.
His region found itself on the front line of the refugee crisis in 2015, when Ms. Merkel opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants who poured into Bavaria. He has long been an outspoken critic of her decision, and in recent days the two leaders have been locked in a standoff.
Merkel has been blocking Seehofer’s plan:
Like Europe’s more hard-line politicians on the right, Mr. Seehofer wants Germany to turn back at the border migrants who have no papers or who are already registered in another European country.
Ms. Merkel has blocked the proposal because it would defy Europe’s open-border agreement; place an even greater burden on southern European countries, often the first ones to register migrants; and risk widening the already gaping divisions in the European Union.
From whence cometh the reaction:
The Bavarian revolt, coming as the region is preparing for state elections in October, has now provided a powerful glimpse of the groundswell of nativist anger that is building even in the richest parts of Europe’s richest country.
“The Bavarian conservatives are closing ranks with Europe’s populists,” said Andrea Römmele, a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. “This is serious. It’s pure populism.”
The decision to open Germany’s borders to more than 1.4 million migrants has politically haunted the chancellor. Opposition to the decision buoyed the far-right in elections last year, leaving a weakened Ms. Merkel to struggle for six months to form a governing coalition.
Part of the price for the support of the conservative, Bavaria-based Christian Social Union was having Mr. Seehofer in the powerful position he now holds.
Tension between the two leaders have steadily built. In March, Mr. Seehofer stirred controversy when he declared that “Islam does not belong to Germany,” only to be contradicted by Ms. Merkel.
Ms. Merkel wants to find a European solution to the migration issue at a summit meeting of the 28-country bloc in two weeks. “It is an issue that we must resolve at a European level,” Ms. Merkel said this week. “That is very important to me.”
But Mr. Seehofer is not budging.
Seehofer’s Christian Social Union, a center right party, has been losing support to the far right Alternative for Germany, the AfD. He has his back against the wall, and has acted accordingly:
In a spectacular gesture of defiance, Mr. Seehofer has given Ms. Merkel an ultimatum: If she does not agree to the measure, he will carry it out against her will.
The implication is that the border police in Bavaria, the main gateway into Germany for migrants, could start turning them back at the border as early as next week.
It is the most direct challenge to Ms. Merkel’s authority yet — and to the values her chancellorship has embodied.
For Mr. Seehofer, turning migrants back at the border has become a symbol of re-establishing control. For Ms. Merkel, keeping the border open is the last remaining symbol of her liberal migration policy.
“Asylum tourism must end,” said Markus Söder, the Bavarian premier, using language frequently used by populists to describe the influx of refugees. His government has recently passed a hard-line police reform measure that restricts civil liberties, and has floated the idea of a Bavarian border force — although Bavaria borders only fellow European Union member states.
The question for Germany is whether Merkel’s governing coalition can survive. The larger question is whether Germany can survive. At the least, it appears that the Obama/Merkel cosmopolitanism is dead and awaiting burial.
A 5.3 earthquake struck Hawaii’s Kilauea summit Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of increased seismic activity overnight Thursday into Friday. Activity climbed to 40 events per hour with up to five earthquakes per hour that were greater than magnitude-3, CBS Honolulu affiliate KMGB reports.
Friday marked the fifth day in a row an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 hit the summit. Friday’s 5.3 quake was not powerful enough to generate a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Officials said Friday morning that lower levels of sulfur dioxide gas and minor amounts of ash are being transported downwind, with small bursts of ash and gas accompanying intermittent explosive activity, KMGB reports. Experts expect heavier vog, or volcanic smog, to blanket the interior and southern parts of the Big Island, wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.
The Department of Health recommends residents with breathing issues should limit outside activities and stay indoors. Several residents have reported symptoms such as itchy throats and watery eyes and noses in response to the affected air quality, KMGB reports.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Lava fountains were observed in Fissure No. 8 overnight Thursday, reaching heights of 200 feet within the growing the cone of cinder and spatter, which reached 165 feet at its highest point. Lava from the fissure continues to flow to ocean at Kapoho, with rare, small overflows of the channel levees.
According to KGMB, more than 112 million cubic meters of lava have erupted from 24 fissures that opened up along a 3.8-mile line that cuts through Leilani Estates, ground zero for the ongoing eruptions. Since eruptions began on May 3, lava has destroyed as many as 700 homes on the Big Island. There is “a lot of desperation out there. A lot of tears. A lot of, ‘What now?’” Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said at a news conference earlier this week.