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bkgrnd

Pacifist, Patriot, or Pilgrim

08.01.2007

Greetings,

The memories of Vietnam and the great men I served with in the Army back in the 60's are always with me. In 1966, after finishing armored recon scout training at Fort Knox, I was expecting orders to a combat unit in Vietnam with my friends, but received an OCS (officer candidate school) assignment for Fort Lee, the Army's logistics center. I went from certain combat with a cavalry unit to a logistics officer. When I finally made it to Vietnam I was assigned to Headquarters Area Command in Saigon, arriving during the Tet offensive of 1968. I lived with guilt for ten years that some of my recon friends were killed or wounded while I was relatively safe after the Tet offensive was crushed by American military power.

Being a commissioned officer helped to lessen the guilt, but it was a difficult and confusing time in my life. Here is a link to a rather raw, gut-wrenching, and heart-breaking story about the life of one recon scout assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, including his riveting experiences during the times of the Tet offensive. This story has been preserved in the Library of Congress. After reading his testimony, I just wanted to lay down and weep for this man, and for men on both sides who experienced the political deception which always places men in harm's way with all of its death and destruction. War among the nations is ugly, brutal, and bloody. Moreover, there should be no romance and self-righteous glory in the wars nations wage against one another. That is only found in the movies and in delusional political-religious teachings. His testimony reminded me why I had such guilt and why I love all veterans whether they served in combat positions or not. When it comes to courage, bravery, and sacrifice, even when done in ignorance of scriptural truth, I don't belong in the same room with these men. Now please take the time to read this man's story. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.24410/transcript?ID=mv0001

For those of you who have read Phil's story and are now back to this article, welcome back. Do you recall his account of the ambush and massacre of an American infantry company at a place called Hoc Mon? When I read his story, flashbacks of a conversation I had in Saigon after the Tet offensive with an old friend came into my mind. My friend's name is Larry, who I grew up with back in the 60's in a small Iowa town. He and I went into military service about the same time and he was already in Vietnam when I arrived in February of 1968 as Tet was still very much in progress, with the capital of Saigon as one of the main objectives of the communists. After things calmed down, Larry and I found each others location in country and he came to see me in Saigon and related his story to me. To be honest, the forty years which have passed dimmed much of that conversation, but when I read Phil's chilling account of the Tet battles like Hoc Mon, and that he was in Cu Chi with the 25th Infantry Division, I began to wonder whether Larry's testimony to me was in any way connected to Phil's. I was beginning to realize this was not just a coincidence, that something of eternal value was happening to me and Larry.

Upon returning home from Vietnam, Larry and I served together as the CO and XO, respectively, of an infantry reserve company for two years, but then went in different directions and, sadly, we lost touch with each other for thirty years. Larry continued with his military career in the Army Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel while I left the military after five years and went into the family business. The day came, however, when he and I were reunited and now we treasure the times when we get together and regret that we allowed so many years to pass. After reading Phil's story as a recon scout, and remembering that Larry's testimony to me in Saigon seemed to parallel that of Phil's, I contacted Larry and asked him to also read it, which he did.

Larry then told me that "some" of Phil's story and the timing of the Hoc Mon ambush of an infantry company didn't seem to fit with what he experienced with the 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi, but that could probably be explained by the fog of war and the faded recollections from the passing of forty years. In spite of this, Larry told me that Charlie Company, 9th Manchu Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, which was ambushed and massacred at Hoc Mon, whose dead bodies Phil saw, was his company and that he was the XO or executive officer. He knew them, they were his friends. He had lived through many battles with them, some of which he began to share with me over the phone. He said Hoc Mon was one of the single worst losses of men by ambush during the Vietnam war. As he shared this my emotions almost overwhelmed me. I wanted to weep as he was describing to me what he went through. I now remembered more clearly our time together in Saigon and why I think so highly of Larry, as I then began to wonder what God's purpose was in this story.

Then Larry told me that he was not there the day his friends were ambushed. He had received orders for the customary week long furlough that he would use to get married in Hawaii. The very day he landed back in Saigon, not knowing that I had arrived in the city, his unit was ambushed at Hoc Mon and he could only listen to the radio relay exchanges, knowing his men were being torn apart by enemy fire and he could do nothing to help, nor be with them. Saigon was less than thirty miles from Hoc Mon. My heart sank as I listened to my dear friend relive those forty year old memories. Like many veterans who survived when their friends were killed and wounded, Larry has asked the same tough questions and wondered if God had spared his life for a greater purpose in these last days. All I know is this....the God of Israel is working in the life of my longtime friend.

I have written this Vietnam story to show that Larry and I, like most professing Christians then in America, were not pacifists, protesters, or draft dodgers, but young patriots who forty years ago went off to war to serve what we thought was "God and Country". As I now understand things, we all were deceived and ignorant of scriptural truth concerning war and the evil work of fallen angels among the nations, and followed the path set for us by our father's generation that served in World War II. To make it plain and simple, I was not a true Christian, even though my "dog tags" had the name "Protestant" engraved upon them. My father's generation, strangely enough, found German Christians fighting against their German-American Christian cousins who had earlier immigrated and settled in my home town in Iowa. Something was terribly wrong with the Christian doctrines of Hitler's Germany that caused the German people to join with the Emperor worshipping cult of Japan in a war against their Christian brothers in England and America. No one could or even tried to explain this religious confusion to me as I remember growing up around the returning war veterans from Europe and Asia.

Now today, another generation of professing Christian men are engaged in the War on Terror against Islamic insanity with rumors of nuclear war filling the airwaves at Fox News and CNN. My memories of being a patriotic soldier during a time of war are surfacing in my mind even more than before the 2004 Presidential race when Vietnam was front and center between Bush and Kerry. My aging cousins, also Vietnam veterans, and friends like Larry who lived though the war period with me, have become after thirty years of separation very important people in my life. When we gather together during the year, we talk about those turbulent days when America was being torn apart by politicians and religious hirelings opposing and accusing each for political gain, as we compare that with today's disgusting political-religious rhetoric over Iraq and Iran.

My two cousins and Larry, all three purple-heart recipients, and most of my other family members and friends might not yet agree with or understand what I am saying about the prophetic scriptures of the last days. And I'm sure they are inwardly troubled and mystified by my public stance that the American political-religious-military system is really the final form of the prophesied Roman/Babylon world system led by the fallen angels who hate God and all men. Whatever happens, I will always be their friend. All I have done and will continue to do is plead with them to read the scriptures for themselves and to know how much I love them. Remember, it is the fallen angels who instruct men in the art of war-making, and God wants us to understand that and turn from their evil seductions. Everyone of us where born and raised to consider ourselves part of America's political-religious-military-economic system, and through our own pride and ignorance of the scriptures, were blinded to the simple truth of the bloody cross and second coming of Jesus Christ, when the nations will, as Isaiah said...learn war no more, Isaiah 2:1-4. The day I saw in my heart the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, high and lifted up, far above the counterfeit glory of all nations, was the same day I knew I wanted to follow only him and his ways.

Do you agree with me there's something unique about America's declared War on Terror when compared to others of this generation from World War I through Vietnam? What's the distinction? The War on Terror is a war for world-wide religious dominion and seen by many on both sides as the fulfillment of their understanding of prophecy! Many Islamic religious leaders have declared war against the West and Israel in a quest for world dominion that their god, Allah, has promised for them in the last days. As in the recent Palestinian case of the Hamas victory over Fatah, they are even fighting among themselves over which sect of Islam will be predominant, for they do not agree on how they can win this holy war against Israel and America.

Some of Islam's leaders want to make a comprehensive peace covenant with the West over Israel, not because of a new-found love for the Jews and Christians, but to seduce them into thinking Islam is capable of reforming itself and joining with other religions in the 21st century. Then, once Israel's guard is down and while they slumber, Islamic armies will invade and conquer. Which side of Islam will prevail and when? Will Iran, Syria, and now Gaza, need regime changes first? And what part will Russia, America's long time rival and fellow Little Horn of Daniel's visions, play in this hoped for peace covenant? These are the main questions, are they not? Just remember this, Islamic religious leaders have their own set of "last days" prophecies that eerily parallel those in the book of Revelation and Daniel, only in their version they win.

Is our God, the Lord Jesus Christ, surprised by this or has he allowed this Islamic scourge to happen as "part" of his judgment on the Western nations for rejecting and then redefining the doctrines of Jesus Christ for their own self or national interest? "What doctrines"...some of you are asking? Don't you remember Constantine and Augustine of the fourth century, decked out in their sheepskin coats masquerading as Christian leaders, and the heresies they brought into the Christendom of their day...namely, the "just" war doctrine for Christians and the denial of a literal, personal one-thousand year rule of Jesus Christ on the Earth with the fallen angels imprisoned? And don't forget the abominable and bloody rampage of the European Crusaders, all in the name of Jesus.

My Christian cousins in Germany continued the heresy of Constantine when they followed Hitler, bringing to the world the worst bloodbath in history. There is much more blood to be spilled before this heresy runs its course. The "just" war doctrine for Christians was then and is now one of the primary signs of a false or deceived Christian. Whatever happened to the old gospel message of..."pick up your cross and follow me...love your enemies...behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves...be harmless as doves...and my kingdom is not of this world...watch for my coming and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape the wrath of God that is coming upon all that dwell upon the Earth"...and last but not least, when Jesus was about to take his last breath on the cross said..."Father, forgive them for they know not what they do"?

Even though many Islamic political leaders of nations have not "officially" joined with their religious leaders in declaring war on Christians and the West, as they have Israel and the Jews since 1948, most of their populations delight in the bloodbath their insane suicide bombers are inflicting on Israel and the Western powers. Can the so-called moderate or peace-leaning leaders of Islam ever convince their hate-filled masses that a political peace treaty with Israel and America is the best way to proceed to eventually make the entire world an Islamic Empire? That is the million dollar question is it not?

This religious war declared upon Israel by the "dominion" minded madmen of Islam is bringing all the nations to World War III and then Armageddon. It seems to be at the door, don't you think? Will a comprehensive Peace Covenant for the Middle East be arranged before World War III breaks out, when Russia leads the successful invasion of Israel? Yes! Please read my article "The Judgment Chronicles" posted on our web site for all the details. We professing Christians need to ask ourselves some important questions as we soberly consider what is happening around us. To which Kingdom do we belong? Are we called to be patriotic soldiers of the carnal sword or pilgrim-like sheep? How are we to fight, if at all? Are the extreme pacifists among us right? Or have they misapplied what Jesus commands for his individual followers to do, when they insist that men in government who don't know Jesus and his teachings, do the same?

No, I am not a traditional pacifist, for many of them have their heads in the sand and refuse to fight the fight of faith for the truth of the prophetic scriptures. To them, the imminent triumphant return of the Lord Jesus Christ is not what they are looking and longing for. Christian pacifism without real sacrificial love for one's enemies, and faith in the imminent second coming of Jesus produces nothing but fear of people, and then communal isolation and extreme separatism. Christians should be pilgrims or travelers seeking out and witnessing among the lost people, calling all men to repentance before Jesus returns in judgment. Some of my pacifist friends have ignored or rejected that there is coming a day when Jesus will return in the clouds or atmosphere and resurrect the living and dead believers, then take us to Heaven to prepare us for the Battle of Armageddon seven years later, when armies from all nations (including apostate Christians within them) unite to make war, not against each other, but against the armies of Heaven led by Jesus Christ. Most pacifists in America need to wake up, get out of their communes, and cry out with broken hearts to the people around them, including the militant patriots who have distorted the teachings of Jesus.

It is astounding and shocking for me when I think the day is coming on Earth when false "ecumenical and dominion" minded Christian patriots will not only join with, but lead the nations to actually make war against the "resurrected" Christians returning from Heaven with Jesus, obviously thinking they are an extraterrestrial force coming to take "dominion" of the Earth away from them. How ironic is that? Think all of this over for a moment and let it sink down into your heart. If you know the Lord ask him to confirm what I have just said. Read your Bible.

My friends, Armageddon is a real blood and guts battle, albeit short and one-sided, and we know who wins! This is one of many reasons I have joined the Lord's Army and look for his return to glorify my earthly body as he already has my heart, and take me to Heaven, Revelation 19. The Battle of Armageddon is the only "just" blood-letting war for Christians, and even then it is restricted to those already resurrected and glorified in Heaven, who no longer suffer from the deceptive and unjust carnal nature we still possess in these sinful bodies. Know this also that wars among men and nations between the first and second coming of Jesus should not be confused with the "just" wars of Israel directed by God to destroy the unredeemable "giants" and their cities that occupied the land God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This was the land that would see the birth of the Jewish Messiah.

For when Jesus came down from Heaven to save Israel from their sin nature, the wrath and final judgment of God upon the Gentile nations was postponed until the second coming of Jesus, thereby giving us Gentiles an opportunity to join with those natural Jews who embraced Jesus Christ as the Jewish Messiah. Armageddon is a "just" war because it is the Lord Jesus himself performing the judgment and making war against his enemies. The Jesus I know is not an effeminate wimp or a cowering coward, but a resurrected and holy God/Man who is patient with all men, hoping that in his long-suffering patience and goodness toward all mankind, they will see his love and turn from their sin nature and fallen angel masters.

Read and listen now in your heart to the words of John's vision as he describes, in two separate chapters, the military battle at Armageddon, quickly followed by the gathering and execution of all civilians who took on their head or hand the loyalty Mark of the Beast or Antichrist. Pay close attention to the work and ministry of the angels who will soon become very public as these visions of John become reality on the Earth:

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Revelation 19:11-21:

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he (Jesus Christ) that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth "judge and make war" (Jesus is not a pacifist). His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies (previously raptured and resurrected saints) which were "in" heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron (for one-thousand years): and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh (real blood and guts) of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast (last American President), and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army (thinking extraterrestrials are invading). And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet (last Pope) that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant (remaining civilians from all nations) were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."

Revelation 14:6-20:
"And I saw (so will the people on earth when this is fulfilled) another angel fly (proclaimed by President and Pope to be aliens) in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters (this mighty spectacle in the skies will bring a news "alert" from Fox News as their cameras record the world-wide event). And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon (America) is fallen, is fallen (when the 7th bowl angel sounds), that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (ecumenical religion, adultery, legalized abortion, homosexual acceptance, love of self and money, and the militant pride of patriotism). And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast (President of Babylon) 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 (again this angel's glorious appearance will be "breaking" news on CNN).

Here is the patience (don't make war while waiting for Armageddon) of the saints (those who become Christians during this period): 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.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped (armies of nations killed).

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth (civilians from all nations with mark of the beast); for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city (Jerusalem), and blood (real blood and guts my friends) came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs."

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Do you remember the warning of Jesus recorded in Matthew 7:21-23 and again in 25:31-46? He said many would be gathered by his angels to stand before him when he returns in victorious glory, professing to be his followers and boasting about all their good works. These are the same civilians, the grapes on the vine, of John's vision who earlier thought Jesus Christ was an invading army from another world or planet, and supported their sons who patriotically took up arms and went to Israel to fight the great battle to save mankind and his dominion over the Earth. Now they stand condemned before the King of kings having just witnessed the death of their sons in the military. It is my understanding that all of these same professing Christians will have the loyalty Mark of the President on their hands or foreheads while they are swearing to be the Lord's disciples.

I have a feeling Jesus will say unto them something like this..."what is that mark on you? You heard my two Jewish prophets for forty-two months warning you about the Russian/Islamic invasion of Israel, the President and Pope's lies about extraterrestrials coming to take dominion, and not to take their mark of loyalty. You rejoiced when they were killed without mercy in Jerusalem, sending gifts to one another in celebration. I loved you then so much I even sent my holy angels to visibly appear to all of you, pleading with you to refuse the mark and follow me, the true Messiah, and not the American President of modern day Babylon, who the Pope said was the Son of God. And now you stand before me holding forth your religious works that glorified yourselves and your false Messiah, who I have thrown alive into the Lake of Fire with his friend, the Pope. Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire. I never knew you, for you never confessed or desired to be saved from your inherent sin nature that separated you from your God who loved you. You wanted a free pass into my Heaven, but not deliverance from the sins that are now sending you to Hell."

Does that what I just wrote trouble you in any way? Good, for it troubles me too that any of my friends and family might hear those words of condemnation from the mouth of the Lord Jesus Christ. It hurts deep in my heart, for I want all of them to be with Jesus when he comes. Many Christians are upset with me for teaching that America is Babylon, and not the Christian nation, the city on the hill they want it to be. I want you to know that I understand how emotionally painful it is for you to believe America is Babylon the Great of Revelation 18, who is to be destroyed by the fire from God's holy angels, a giant earthquake, and the tidal waves of death, Revelation 18:7-10, 21, 16:18-20, Jeremiah 51:41-43. Please read the article "Babylon's Final Fall" posted on our web site.

After knowing the truth about America for almost thirty years it still is a hard pill to swallow. My carnal mind rebels at such a thought, always pulling me back into thinking like the professing Christian Army officer I used to be. This is especially true when the madmen of Islam perform their evil deeds by killing women and children and boast of ruling the world, beginning in Jerusalem after they exterminated all its Jews. It will help you to remember what I said earlier about Constantine and Augustine and how they merged Christendom with the pagan Roman Empire which Daniel's visions describe as a brute beast. This sinister merger was seen by John over two-hundred years before the rise of Constantine. John's visions in the Revelation clearly add that this same Roman Empire is now wearing sheepskin suits to "look" like the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, but speaks and acts like the dragon who is Satan with all of his fallen angels, Revelation 13. I know in my heart that America was born out of rebellion in 1776 as Babylon the Great, the final form of the sheepskin wearing Roman Empire, the Little Horn of Daniel's vision that plucked up by the roots the three sheepskin clad colonial powers of England, France, and Spain, to become the colossal giant it is today, Daniel 7, Revelation 13. Some of you are now asking...Jack, do you mean that God has revealed this to you? That's exactly what I am saying!

Those who are reading this and have not yet surrendered to the Lord Jesus are probably thinking I have forgotten to take my medications for saying such a thing. Many of you who profess to be Christians are about to hurl accusations that I am a false prophet for saying..."God told me America is Babylon the Great, the final form of the Roman Empire". Before you email me or tell others I have become delusional please ask yourself some simple questions. How did you receive your knowledge about and faith in the triune Godhead (Trinity), the deity and humanity of Jesus, the atoning shed blood, bodily resurrection, and second coming of Jesus Christ? Who told you to repent and receive the free gift of the Holy Spirit for power over sin and the creation of a new heart within you? Who has declared to you that you are now called to be a pilgrim and stranger among the lost souls controlled by this world system?

Some of you are saying you read it in the Bible, while others heard it in a Sunday morning sermon or on television. That's not good enough my friends. Let's be honest here. If you are saved and reconciled to God right now it is only because the God of Israel has personally called and chosen you, and you answered his call. It is God, the Holy Spirit, who spoke to you my friends and shared with you the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ. If we deny that, we are still in our sins, and following a religion of men who are not sure who God is and what he has to say, and leaving ourselves wide open for the tantalizing and arousing religious lies of the "ecumenical and emerging" Antichrist and his false prophets who say..."we have the sure word from God that Jesus cannot return until we take dominion upon the Earth and that time is now."

Who can deny this work of the Holy Spirit when Jesus himself said..."my sheep hear my voice...and when he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you into all truth...and he will show you things to come"? It is God revealing to me and you the identity of Babylon the Great and the political-religious-economic-military mystery surrounding it. The Holy Spirit's voice in the scriptures resonating in my heart confirmed my salvation in Jesus Christ, Romans 8:1-23. This is the same voice that told me America is Babylon the Great which came out of the divided Roman Empire. It is the same voice that warned me about the Christianized doctrines of militant patriotism (the pride of this life), the prosperity and psychology gospels which unleash the love of money and self (lusts of the eyes and flesh), all of which are at the core of the sin nature Jesus wants to save us from, 1 John 2:16.

Those who teach and hold to these false doctrines are keeping alive within themselves the very things which need to be crucified. If these dear souls, who God yet loves, could only see these doctrines as the very nails that penetrated the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ, they would be filled with Godly sorrow that brings true repentance and salvation from sin and Hell. The carnal, confident, and popular appeal of the false prophets of...mystical and contemplative prayer, self-love psycho-babble, dominion patriotism, and seed-faith prosperity, and the huge following they have amassed, fulfills the words of Jesus when he said..."Take heed that ye be not deceived, for many false prophets shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them", Luke 21:8.

Many of these false prophets also claim to be "little gods" and boldly declare that..."Jesus is indeed the Christ, but so are we". On that coming dark day recorded in Revelation 13:3, when a professing Christian President, who has brought peace to the Middle East, rises from the dead after suffering an assassin's mortal blow, and then declares himself to be God, people like Paul and Jan Crouch, Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Robert Schuller, and Joyce Meyer, if still alive and unrepentant, will be moved to tears by this man who has finally realized, as they have, that man can indeed become a god. Don't be counted among them!

As I said many times, I served five years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and was born and raised to be a proud Christian patriot, but I was never sure that Jesus is alive and speaking in this world today, let alone to me. He was not real to me! I followed the lead of my parents and friends until I tossed it all out the window after returning from Vietnam, and became an atheist. Ten years later, when Jesus personally delivered and rescued me from my sin nature, he told me from his teachings that I was now a citizen of Heaven sent as a pilgrim ambassador of reconciliation to all men whose path I crossed. He also told me that all (including Islamic) nations, with their religious-political systems and institutions, are under the manipulative control of Satan and his fallen angels, until Jesus returns in power and glory to put them in Hell. I write this statement concerning fallen angels and the nations purposely in almost every letter or article for it needs to be repeated often and without compromise. For angels, both good and evil, have a prominent role in the fulfillment of biblical prophecies, and will appear publicly to be seen and heard by all the world.

Western civilization, with its ecumenical, sacramental, contemplative, mystical, money, emergent, and militant minded Christian religious system, is now and will be the seat of Satan's world-wide political-religious-military kingdom that all nations will follow. You know this means that Islam will not be victorious in these last days and rule all of the nations as they are now attempting to accomplish. As a matter of fact, it will be the archangel, Michael, and his army of angels that will utterly destroy Islam's armies who, in alliance with Russia, have successfully invaded and occupy Israel starting a nuclear World War III, Daniel 11:40- 12:1. God will allow Israel to be defeated militarily because its leaders have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah and trusted in the American government for survival against their Islamic enemies. But Russia and Islam's success will be short-lived, for the Gentiles from Rome (America and Europe) will once again rule over all of Israel, including Jerusalem. For Michael and his angels will rain down "supernatural" fire upon the enemies of Israel who are celebrating their victory, thereby stopping the nuclear destruction of all mankind and making the God of Israel known to people in many nations, Ezekiel 38:22-23, Matthew 24:22. This all takes place during Daniel's 70th Week of seven years.

Because America and Europe, led by the President and Pope, were not targeted by Michael's fire they will mistakenly think the heavenly powers want them to rule the world and establish the Kingdom of Heaven's headquarters in Jerusalem. The defeated Jews will not be allowed re-entrance into their new Temple. And because of the testimony of the two Jewish prophets against the President and Pope and for Jesus and his coming, all Jews will be hated and persecuted by all nations Revelation 7, 11. China and the other kings of the East will agree with the vision and plans of the President and Pope, Revelation 16:12-14 Every person on Earth will now know for sure there is someone or something "out there" in outer space, either angels or extraterrestrials who have supernaturally destroyed America and Europe's rivals and adversaries, and now must be taken into consideration. Therefore, it will be the false Christians that produce the Antichrist and False Prophet that deceive the entire world, not Islam, as many teach today. John saw all of this in his visions of the churches of Pergamos and Thyatira of Revelation 2, where he describes the heretical Papal, Constantinian, and Augustinian deceptions (Nicolatanes, Balaam, Jezebel) into Christendom, which are the very roots of most professing Christians in America and the West today.

Remember, there are two kingdoms operating on the Earth today, the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Man under the leadership of Satan and the fallen angels. Heaven's kingdom is here spiritually, not institutionally or politically, through the ministry of the holy angels and the ministry of God, the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is working his good in the lives of born again Christians, and bringing conviction of sin and need for salvation upon the people for whom Jesus died. However, this Kingdom of Heaven is despised and hated by the fallen angels and they are always working to discredit, distort, and destroy the truth of the Kingdom of Heaven.

As I have suggested in other articles, try to think of Satan's political-religious-economic-military Kingdom of Man in this generation as a mutated two-headed snake or serpent. One head represents dictators, like Syria's Assad and Iran's Ahmadineajad, who are hate-filled men of unspeakable brutality as they adore and glorify brainwashed children who strap bombs to their bodies to kill innocent women and children. The other head, much more appealing, is represented by republic-styled democracies with political-religious institutions of liberty promoting the pursuit of riches and happiness that comes from wealth. Satan, who created and controls both heads of the snake, has had them battling against each other for a long time. His ultimate purpose is to keep people deceived by thinking that one head is representative of the Kingdom of Heaven from God and the other head is from Hell. You need to know this, otherwise you will not be able to see the sinister "angel of light" that is the power behind America's "city on the hill" concept that is offered and presented as the light of God to all nations.

Satan also loves war and wants to kill as many as he can, for he hates all people, especially born again followers of Jesus Christ. He wants to fill Hell with the lost souls he's deceived. Do we really want to join in this horrible carnage now, or do we, as citizens and ambassadors from the Kingdom of Heaven, expose Satan and his lies, and call people to the bloody cross of Jesus, while we wait for his righteous and perfect judgment at his return? Jesus said to pick up our cross and follow him, and "until he returns" be harmless as doves! We are to truly love our enemies trapped in their sin natures, even those who attempt to injure or kill us, and offer them forgiveness until Jesus returns. This is nonviolence not pacifism. This is the call of a true pilgrim. Followers of Jesus are carriers of the bloody cross until the judgments of Armageddon cover the land. For by the time Armageddon arrives all of humanity will have decided to take the Mark of the Beast or not. Those who take the patriotic mark will be the ones opposing the return of Jesus, and they all will be warned in advance by the Jewish prophets, evangelists, and the holy angels themselves, not to follow the Antichrist, so their condemnation and bloody execution should not come as a surprise to anyone.

In conclusion, when I think of America, I try to distinguish America the land, rivers, mountains and America the people, from America the political-religious system. The land and people I love and want God to bless and cry out with many who say..."God Bless America". America, the Constantinian and Augustinian political-religious system, I cannot agree with, for it is designed by fallen angels to deceive and lure people away from the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, to follow the Kingdom of Man. The choice before all who read this is now plainly clear. Do you want to be a extreme pacifist, a blind militant patriot, or a regenerated pilgrim and stranger on the Earth until the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to the inspired words recorded by Peter:

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1 Peter 2:9-17:

"But ye (those natural Jews and Gentiles who have been saved in all generations) are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation (that will rule with Jesus on the Earth for one-thousand years from Jerusalem), a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness (spiritually separated from Kingdom of Man led by fallen angels) into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people (beginning with Abraham), but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as "strangers and pilgrims", abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers (twist our words, call us traitors and politically incorrect), they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake (unless it contradicts doctrines of Jesus): whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour (consider highly valuable and giving great respect for the souls of people for whom Jesus loved and died) all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king (desiring for him to be saved, while rejecting his or any man's sinful behavior)."

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Remember, the combined power of the precious blood and second coming of Jesus Christ is the "only" permanent solution to the death and destruction that men inflict upon one another to the hideous delight of their fallen angel masters. The God who created and loves you wants you to experience sorrow of a Godly kind that works repentance unto the salvation of your heart, mind, and body, 2 Corinthians 7:10. He will replace your genuine sorrow with his joy! Then you will desire to obey the God of Israel because you love him, knowing that he first loved you and sent his Son to save you from your sins and the bondage of the fallen angels.

Your eternal friend,
Jack

P.S. If you have any interest in the unfolding Middle East drama and Israel's perilous condition, please consider reading my articles "The Judgment Chronicles" and "The Fundamentalist" posted on our web site. And if you want to read about my military background, please read the article "Moved with Compassion". Just click on "Articles". The radio interviews I have been part of can be listened to by clicking on this link: http://www.thebyteshow.com/JackHook.html

 

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