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Solomon is Calling, Part 4....Changing the World

06.01.2005

Greetings my friends. This is the state of the world in which we live....The nations are distressed and perplexed. The Earth shakes and hundreds of thousands die under the waves. The people are bombarded daily by the news media with various fears, especially nuclear war and terrorism sponsored by Iran, Syria, and North Korea. America continues to hunt down and kill the Islamic terrorists, while it forces Israel to make peace with them. The struggle for control of Jerusalem intensifies. John's prophetic writings of destruction and death in the Revelation have become popular with the media, even becoming a TV miniseries on NBC. The strife and conflict among the nations is fueled by militant religious fanaticism on all sides and economic greed. The poor suffer the most, while the rich isolate themselves in their gated communities. Freedom and democracy are hailed as the only force that can prevent war. Pope Benedict and President Bush ask all of the world to recognize the "dignity" of mankind. Will their call be heard? Will Islamic nations sit down with the Jews and Christians to make peace on the Temple Mount? Will we ever see a change in the way this world functions? Is it even possible for people to change themselves and produce what some describe as "Heaven on Earth"?

As with my last three Solomon letters, I want to focus on the signs of the times that point to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this Earth, just as he promised. In my last letter, I wrote how the death of the Pope with the tremendous outpouring of sorrow and praise, has helped the political and religious leaders of those nations who strive for world peace and prosperity. This exaltation of the Papacy is a major sign that the predicted Great Apostasy from the true gospel of Jesus Christ is gaining momentum, Matthew 24, 2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 13, 17. In this letter, I want to expand on this global quest for bringing the peace and harmony of Heaven down to Earth. Except for a few atheists, everyone of you on this diverse mailing list believes there is a God. You are very religious. Yet, some of you are unsure what Jesus meant when he said....I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, John 14:6. For many of you want to believe like the President when he says...Islam and Christendom worship the same God.

In every letter and article I continue to cry out to you in love that your entry into the Kingdom of Heaven can only be obtained through properly understanding the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection. How you understand the crucifixion, resurrection, and the prophecies relating to the return of the Lord reveals your attitude or belief towards "Changing the World" or bringing Heaven to Earth. In spite of my pleadings, some of you still think it lies within the goodness of men's hearts, with God's help of course, to produce a God-given peace among the religions and nations. This is not the wisdom of Solomon, but the wisdom of fools! You agree with Benedict and Bush that it is the will of God that religions and nations come together to change the course of this world. It feels so right to you doesn't it? For after all, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the angels of God shouted...Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men, Luke 2:13-15.

In order for you to understand what I am saying you need to know what the word "world" means in the scriptures. For there is much confusion in the ranks of Christendom itself over what on the surface appears to be contradictory remarks about the meaning of the word. For example, in John 3:16, Jesus said...For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son...but in John's later letter he says....love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world, 1 John 2:15-16. James even addresses the eternal danger of loving the world when he says....Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God, James 4:4. Don't you think it is important to understand now what James and John are saying with such heavy pronouncements. Think about this carefully. Your relationship with the world is evidence of whether or not you are God's friend or foe! Whose friend do you really want to be? This should cause trembling in the hearts of all that say they believe in God, and drive them to their knees in prayer and study of the scriptures for the meaning of the word "world".

Obviously, there is more than one definition of the word "world" as it is used in the scriptures. I have found that it has four distinct meanings. First, it refers to the magnificently created Earth with all of its beauty we all can enjoy. Secondly, it is applied to a period or dispensation of time, an age. Thirdly, the word means the people God created who live on the Earth. And fourthly, it means the ruling system or arranged order of political, religious, and economic principles that Satan established after he seduced Adam and Eve and through them all of us today. Satan rules all the nations on this Earth and manipulates mankind through the evil sin natures we all were born with, Luke 4:1-8, 1 John 5:19, Revelation 12:9, 20:1-3. As John said, the lust and love of self with its fleshly pleasures, the lust and love for money that buys all the eyes can see, and the pride of this life, are the three pillars or roots of our evil sin nature. Jesus said of this....But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies, Matthew 15:18-19. To put it bluntly, we all were born with the spiritual nature of our father, the devil, John 8:34-47, 1 John 3:4-10. We are born the enemies of God! If you, right now, cannot admit this, you still are a friend of this world system and an enemy of the God of Israel.

When I was lost in the darkness and pride of atheism, the Lord Jesus Christ confronted me with my sin nature. I began to realize with great shame what a rotten, wretched sinner I was in my heart, and "still" am today in my carnal mind and body, Romans 7:24, 1 Timothy 1:15. I knew that Hell was where I was destined and deservedly so. The most difficult and yet vital decision I made was to finally confess how hopelessly lost I was. It was made difficult because I was constantly being told by demonic powers that I wasn't really that bad a person. Even the preachers were telling me that I just needed a better self image and to love myself more. I then began to look at those considered the most evil among us, the murderers, child molesters, and rapists of the world, and by comparison I was a shining light of virtue. But, the words of God now in my heart convinced me to see that it was my sin that nailed Jesus to the cross, while he looked down on me with compassion and forgiveness. I knew then he loved the worst of his human enemies and offered all of them mercy and cleansing by his precious blood. I wept like a child begging Jesus for mercy. He came into me creating a new heart and filled it with his love, mercy and the assurance that I was forgiven and part of his Kingdom, Romans 8:15-16. He kept telling me to look at and love the worst of my enemies the same way he does. This is the root you want to grow from my friends, not the roots of the evil nature that John and James are warning people not to love and befriend. Jesus is saying to all of us that God the Father loves all people (world) and sent him to save them from Satan's sin nature (world) which he hates. It is your decision now. It is that simple!

Hopefully you are now sure that Jesus spoke the "truth" when he said he was the only "way" to eternal "life" with the Father in Heaven. This means President Bush is not telling the truth, for Islam rejects Jesus as God in the flesh and his declaration that he alone is the door to Heaven. And for the two most powerful men on Earth, Benedict and Bush, to exalt the "dignity" of man reveals their ignorance of the elements or principles of the sin nature. I looked up the word "dignity" in the dictionary and found this....noble bearing, conduct, or speech...nobility or elevation of character...worthiness. Just how did the dignified, noble, and elevated mankind conduct themselves when, as a "good will" gesture, the God of Heaven came down to this Earth in the flesh to be with his creation? We all killed him! Even his Apostles recognized this when they wrote the New Testament, Romans 3:9-20, Galatians 2:20. This alone proves that we are all born the enemies of God. I love and pray for Benedict and Bush as men who are in desperate need of salvation and call out to them to repent. They both are now following a false gospel and "another" Jesus as Paul taught the Corinthians and Galatians. And true love for them does not remain silent when they continue repeating lies that keep men from knowing the only way to eternal life.

Once this truth of the sin nature hit home in my new heart that I received when I was born again, I began to see the real distinctions between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdoms of this world system which includes the so-called Christian nation, America. The Holy Spirit within me helped me to also love the people of all nations by teaching me that Jesus shed his blood for all of mankind and offers today to forgive men of their sins by removing the sin nature that surrounds and saturates their hearts from birth. This is the "only" change that pleases the God of Israel. Anything else offered up to him from religious men is offensive and only reflects the worldly religious principles of Satan's religions, which most of Christendom has bought into by the way. One of my first questions above was...Is it possible for men to change themselves and produce the real Kingdom of Heaven on the Earth apart from being born again and the bodily return of Jesus Christ? Those of you who agree with Jesus, John, and James will emphatically say no. For you know that this world's systems, the flesh or carnal nature of men, and the fallen angels that run this planet are incapable of changing. It is all condemned, the sentence has been passed, and there is no hope of appeal. The powers of evil resident in all men must be destroyed. This is the purpose and power of the cross. The cross is the only door you must walk through to escape the condemnation and wrath that is sure to come. The blood of the cross separates you from the Kingdoms of this world.

The folly of men who think they can reform or change their own nature from within, apart from accurately understanding the power in the bloody cross, is what plaques this world. What all of their aspirations and attempts succeed in doing is to re-arrange the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. When I hear prominent preachers like Rick Warren calling for Christendom to become "world-class" global-thinking believers to then "change the world" for Jesus, I grieve in my heart for I know they are not walking with the Spirit of God, but the spirit of the Antichrist, preparing the way for the coming of the false Messiah, 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 1 John 4:1-6. For the hour is coming when the Lord will remove his restraining power, and then the American Antichrist and the False Prophet from Rome will convince the nations it lies within them to establish the Kingdom of Heaven, if they can bring peace to the divided holy city of Jerusalem. They will have great success, even bringing Iran and Syria to the peace table with the help of Russia, Ezekiel 38:10, 14, Daniel 8:23-25, 9:27. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, will have a seat at the big table as well, Ezekiel 38:13. Israel's leaders will be thoroughly seduced by the President and Pope, and sadly, by the evangelical leaders who follow them. They will establish a political-religious peace among the warring nations, but will they have peace with the God of Israel, Romans 5:1-11? No, for what they will see as the Kingdom of Heaven, the God of Israel sees as the Kingdom of Antichrist. Will it be Benedict, Bush, and Putin? Only God knows the timing and the final officeholders of the Presidency and Papacy, but it seems to be near.

It is impossible for God to bless or be pleased with what the political and religious leaders of Christendom have concocted for the peace of Jerusalem and the nations! For as I have written over and over again, Christendom has fallen into such doctrinal delusion they have even repackaged the principles of the sin nature that God hates and made them into the doctrines of Christ. Hence, evil has become good and good evil. This is the depth of delusion. The three most obvious doctrinal delusions to me are the "just" war doctrine of the militant patriots (pride of life), the prosperity gospel (love of money), and the new age psycho-babble of the purpose-driven, possibility-thinkers movements (love of self). These three things need to be confessed and crucified with Jesus on the cross, not christianized and heralded as the ways to change the world. Moreover, I am convinced these doctrinal errors are clear and convincing evidence of the Great Apostasy I mentioned in the beginning. If you believe in these distortions of truth in your heart and reject correction, as James said, you are a friend of the world and an enemy of God. The judgment and wrath of Daniel's 70th Week of seven years are on your horizon. You should also consider what will be your destination if you die while reading this letter. None of us are guaranteed one more breath of air, are we?

Let me share with you an example of how this delusion has even overcome those who claim that Jesus is returning to Earth before the Millennium. It saddens me to think that men who supposedly understand the pre-millennial coming of the Lord and Satan's control of all nations, can yet be seduced by such apparent doctrines of demons. On May 6th, 2005, on Hal Lindsey's television broadcast on TBN, he was warning his audience about the possible nuclear attack coming on America by way of the terror masters in Iran. After he explained in detail the horrible effects of just one nuclear blast in the atmosphere and how it would reduce America to a third rate nation, he said something that sent chills all over me as a Christian. He said in effect...."we" must warn Iran up front that if they detonate a nuclear weapon in this country "our" submarines have standing orders to "flatten" their entire nation with a nuclear retaliation, killing most of their population. Notice how he uses the word "we" and "our" to let all his listeners know that he, as a Christian, is giving his full support to such a plan.

Lindsey is totally and completely unified with the "just" war doctrine that guides both the left and right wing of America's political-religious eagle. What he stubbornly refuses to understand is that while the God of Israel allows unsaved men in Gentile governments to punish evildoers, he forbids the followers of Jesus to do the same, Romans 12:17-21, 13:1-7. It is obvious to me that God's dealings with the condemned Gentile nations who are under the law and manipulated by Satan, are quite different than his dealings with the faithful remnant of saints who are under his grace. Is that too hard for him to grasp? If Paul, Peter, John, and James understood the Kingdom distinctions, so should we who claim to follow the same Jesus. For the first few generations of Christians followed the teachings of these apostolic men and remained spiritually separated from the Roman Empire of the day, knowing it was the fourth beast of Daniel's vision, Daniel 7. They loved, obeyed, and honored the Roman authorities, but until the Emperor Constantine came along, refused to join with them in their militant and other sinful ways. This is historical fact! They knew Jesus was coming and he alone can make war with righteous vengeance, 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12. And according to Daniel, it will be the Roman Empire itself that will be the target of the Lord's wrath, Daniel 2:34, 45. Nothing has spiritually changed since the days of the Apostles, except that Rome/America has adorned its beastly nature with expensive sheepskin suits, Mathew 7:15.

When a man like Hal Lindsey, who commands legions of loyal followers who hang on every word he speaks, says these things on national, no international television, you can know for a certainty that God's chastening and scourging judgment are soon to follow. He and those who agree with him, who should know better, have repeatedly seared their minds against any rebuke and attempt to bring correction. Are they sons or bastards? Read Hebrews 12:1-11 if you want to know what that means. I love Hal Lindsey and all those who agree with the "just" war doctrine for Christians like Jack Van Impe, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Falwell, John Hagee, Charles Swindoll, Paul Crouch, Marcus Lamb, Jack Hayford, Ted Haggard, Charles Stanley, Billy Graham, Perry Stone, Zola Levitt, Chuck Smith, Grant Jeffrey, T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Bennie Hinn, James Robison, Pat Robertson, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Bob George, and wish no evil upon them. Neither do I condemn them and give them no hope. However, I am begging and pleading with them to return to the first love of Jesus Christ and his teachings.

As with any sin and holding fast to false doctrine, and contrary to what men like Bob George teach, Godly sorrow (which includes telling God you're sorry) and repentance is a requirement for professing Christians who happen to sin in the flesh, if they want to avoid the chastening hand of the Lord, Revelation 2, 3. If you hear the words of Jesus in these two chapters of Revelation, it will become crystal clear to you that our Lord said to those who said they knew him...repent or else...and that else was "not" entrance into his Kingdom, but being vomited up at his return! All of these men have been bewitched by at least one of these doctrines of demons. Some of them embrace all three! They have been given time to confess they are teaching doctrines that have their roots in the very sin nature that Jesus Christ died to save us from. Time is running out, and those sons or children of God who have been chastened unto repentance know this to be true!

The pride of this life that manifests itself in militant patriotism is what blinds these men from seeing the clear distinction between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Antichrist, James 4:6-10. Lindsey and his friend's repeated refusals to acknowledge that America is included in Satan's global domain since 1776, let alone the Babylon/Rome of Daniel and John's visions, only deepens the pride that has overwhelmed them. Many times I have said to you how difficult and heart-wrenching it was for me to finally admit who America really is. For I was born and raised as a proud patriot and served for five years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, including one year in Vietnam. Moreover, I have nothing but love and compassion for my fellow veterans who were, like me, deceived into thinking America was/is a Christian nation, and Jesus didn't mind if we killed our human enemies as long as the cause was just. After all, we were just following in the footsteps of George Washington, who most in Christendom swear was a true Christian.

After my conversion to the Lord, there was a war going on in my mind between the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus and what patriotic politicians, preachers, family, and friends taught me from childhood. Like these evangelical leaders, I tried to blend these utterly contradictory teachings together, but then the war in my mind became even more intense. Like them, I used the Old Testament examples of warfare in men like King David, Psalms 18:32-42, 139:19-24. Even then the uneasiness in my mind continued. At first glance, Jesus and David had a controversy about warfare. Or did they? Obviously, at the first coming of Jesus to Israel, something changed about believers warring in the flesh against their human enemies. And these first believers were all Jews who loved Israel, adored King David, and wanted Rome out of Israel. This change or postponement of judgment on Rome was not easy for them to swallow either.

Don't think for a second that the Jewish apostles weren't tempted to wrap themselves up in the pride of patriotism and hate, fight, and kill their Roman masters in order to "change the world" for their God. But they resisted and obeyed the Lord in loving their Roman enemies. Why? They now knew that the God of Israel wanted to call Gentiles out of the Roman Empire to join with the Jewish remnant in proclaiming his coming Kingdom to the entire world. In addition, the more I read the words of Jesus and his apostles it became apparent that true New Covenant saints understand that our real enemies are spiritual, the fallen angels who now control the human race, who even polluted humanity further by genetically cohabiting with the daughters of men before and after Noah's flood, producing giants, like Goliath, 1 John 5:19, Matthew 5:43-48, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Genesis 6:1-8, 1 Samuel 17:4. And until Jesus comes the second time, his followers are not to return to the Old Testament example of Israel's wars with their human enemies, knowing that the time will come when Jesus personally will judge and destroy all men who follow Satan and his fallen bandits. This is why we love our human enemies and pick up our cross to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We want those men who hate us to see the sin nature within them that condemns them to an eternal Hell. We want them saved! Just know this....Jesus came to show us that the true battlefield is inside us, against our own sin nature and the fallen angels who stir us to do evil. For me it finally became a clear choice...the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of men ruled by Satan!

As an interesting yet relevant side note....knowing that David, like Noah, Moses and Joshua before him, were confronted by the giant offspring of fallen angels who mingled with the daughters of men, helps me understand the militant, vengeful prayers of David and why God commanded Israel to kill all men, women, and children stained by giants in some enemy cities. For the giant offspring, like their fallen angelic creators, were not redeemable, and were to be hated by God's people. This also explains why Fox News has not shown any fifteen-foot tall people on The O'Reilly Factor, Deuteronomy 2:20-21, 3:1-11. Today, those of us who follow the Lord Jesus are to love and pray for people, while hating the fallen angels who manipulate them through their sin nature. The good news is that God has imprisoned in Hell that portion of Satan's vilest angels, along with their giant offspring, 2 Peter 2:4-5, Jude 6. This bottomless pit of Hell is also where all the souls of lost sinners of normal humanity go when they die. Sadly, this place has been over populated for centuries. The bad news is....these fallen angels will produce a genetically mutated army in Hell, and will be released once again upon the Earth, first to sting and then to kill one third of mankind in the fifth and sixth trumpet judgments of God, Revelation 9. These fallen angels will come forth from Hell leading an army of two hundred million creatures with faces of men, hair like women, teeth like lions, bodies like locusts and horses, and tails like scorpions. Please read my articles "When Angels Appear" (June 2002) and "The Battle of the White Horsemen" (December 2001) posted on my web site for more details.

I can almost hear some of you now saying....Jack has lost his mind. Have I really? Is genetic manipulation and giant offspring just the domain of the Sci-Fi channel? Listen my friends, it was Satan who whispered the knowledge of genetic secrets into the ears of men, who today are cloning sheep and who knows what else tomorrow. So, it should not shock us to think he also instructed his fallen angels to mingle with the daughters of men thousands of years ago. Don't forget that before his fall, Lucifer was created and given great knowledge by God, and was there when God originally created the Earth, Job 38:4-7.

Getting back on subject, I hope and pray that somehow these men I have listed above, who belong to the seven churches of Revelation by their confession as I do, will see they are teaching multitudes of Christians to disobey the clear teachings of Jesus Christ who said...My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight...love your enemies...pick up your cross and follow me...behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves...take heed, and beware of covetousness...the meek shall inherit the Earth.

Furthermore, while these men are causing millions to fall into sin by their false teachings, they are telling everyone that Jesus is coming for them in the rapture of the Church. What utter confusion and contradiction of thought this is! You should know that following in their patriotic militancy will not only make you "not" ready for the imminent rapture, but it traps you in the religious web of the Antichrist, where your last chance to repent will be the loyalty Mark of the risen Beast/President, instituted by his False Prophet friend, the Pope, Revelation 13. It is not just a coincidence that most of these men currently revere President Bush and/or Pope Benedict, and consider them to be men of God like themselves. Will these American evangelical leaders follow the President and Pope all the way to Jerusalem to establish peace on the Temple Mount because they believe the coming Antichrist will arise in the E.U. or U.N.? Yes, and believing that lie will compel them to join with the peace proposals for Jerusalem, thinking their alliance with the President is actually preventing the rise of the Antichrist. Let's hope and pray some of them will awaken from their politically induced slumber and start preaching the truth. Their day of decision is here!

The Lord Jesus Christ is returning in judgment to remove Satan and his fallen angels who rule the nations, and imprison them in Hell, Revelation 20:1-3. You must understand this! All men and women who refuse to confess the wretchedness of their own sin natures and cry out in repentance and Godly sorrow will be condemned with the fallen angels forever, Mathew 25:41, 2 Corinthians 7:8-11. This is a place you do not want to experience my friends. Jesus came in the flesh the first time to pay the bloody sacrificial price for your sins. This is where the power of darkness and sin is destroyed, 1 John 3:8. You are forgiven, a new pure heart or spirit awaits you, but you must reach out and receive it by faith. If you spiritually join with the Dominionists, the Pope of Rome, or with Christendom's Constantinian patriots of America's political parties you stand condemned. The only escape from this condemnation and the wrath of God is the bloody cross of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago and receiving the promised Holy Spirit to indwell you. If your repentance and faith is genuine, the Holy Spirit will show you the truth about the sin nature, and empower you to overcome the temptations that come against you, Romans 8:13-19. You will know there is a war of thoughts going on in your mind between the Spirit and the carnal flesh, which is your body, Galatians 5:16-21.

As I said in my last Solomon letter, salvation from Satan and the sin nature first begins instantly and completely in your heart/spirit the moment you are born again, and it is the Holy Spirit's presence in you who gives you a love and desire for Jesus and his truth. This salvation continues daily with the renewal of your mind from the Holy Spirit in your heart, and will be completed when his resurrection power changes our sinful bodies into the likeness of his glorious body at his coming. Please read Paul's description of this and his own experiences in Romans 6-8. For we were created as three part beings with spirit, mind, and body. By the power of his shed blood and bodily resurrection we can be changed and made ready for his glorious second coming to this Earth.

Finally, I leave you with these words in the first chapter of Proverbs that God spoke through Solomon to awaken Israel from the slumber that had overtaken them. Both Israel and Christendom should today read these words carefully....The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge....Turn you at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you....Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regardeth....I also will laugh at your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh, when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer. They shall seek me early, but they shall not find me, for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord.

Your eternal friend. Jack

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