Shalom Jack, thank you for writing. I have tried to read but it is too long, but agree with what I have read especially the pacifist aspect!
I was struck just yesterday when listening to a Steve Quail conversation on “coast to coast” when he exclaimed to his listeners ‘of course you can take up arms to defend yourselves’ & then went on to encourage all American Christians to start practicing using their weapons while they were still allowed, before they came for their guns. And I tried to imagine a Christian answering the door aiming a gun! Christians are filling others with such fear that they are forgetting the whole basis of faith which you have finally come to understand. You have a long fight ahead if you expect to convert many.
I also read your testimony which I recall having read somewhere else some time in the past, but now it resonates with me much more as I too have experienced the same things. Like Sandy I am a Christian of Jewish descent and like him have known persecution all my life, but I am also of German descent & have also just experienced the horrors of having a whole town turn against you & boycott you to ruin. Although we were ruined financially at a stage in life when it is impossible to recoup our loss, the Lord has miraculously provided in a similar way to what happened to you.
While I can see the Lord’s dealings in showing us how worldly we had become we also were shown another aspect, the spiritual battle, and from trying to read a couple of your essays I have to wonder with all due respect if you as good an understanding of that. The German connection is a good start and the whole genetic spiritual warfare, which is almost beyond our understanding or at least that is how it seems to me, but that also what fuelled the hatred against us with German enemies the main persecutors.
I find it hard to believe that you wrote that piece in 2006 as Obama was so far out of the frame then, but I do get the feeling that you do believe him to be the anti-Christ so I am sending you something which really started me off in my understanding of the spiritual battle. It is an excerpt from the John Cornwall book “Hitlers Pope” & well worth a read, but this page where the Pope’s coronation is recalled by the journalist is extremely telling especially when you realize that this is a secular person just describing so called natural events! Then google the names of the two characters he “imagines” he sees while he is lifted in the crush of the crowds & you will see Satan exulting in the moment of this very spiritual coronation! And with what Hitler was able to achieve with the help on Pope Pacelli it is easy to understand why. I believe Obama is the rebirth of Pacelli as these photos show and that with the help of this Pope Obama will do to the Jews what Hitler did, but worse.
I haven’t got the files on this computer yet so will forward to you in another email.
I have read your document ‘Babylon the Great is falling’.
The bad news is that you will also be utterly destroyed in one hour! A Christian who does not obey God’s command is no Christian but a self-deceiver. A true follower of Christ WILL obey His commandments. But you have refused to obey God’s command to flee from America! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” [Rev 18:4] This is not a spiritual command to separate from a false religious system. This is a physical command to physically flee from a place. That this is a physical command is made clear by the following verses from the prophet Jeremiah:-
“Flee from the midst of Babylon, And every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her iniquity, For this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; He shall recompense her.” [Jer 51:6]
“We would have healed Babylon, But she is not healed. Forsake her, and let us go everyone to his own country; For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies.” [Jer 51:9]
“My people, go out of the midst of her! And let everyone deliver himself from the fierce anger of the LORD.” [Jer 51:45]
“You who have escaped the sword, Get away! Do not stand still! Remember the LORD afar off, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.” [Jer 51:50]
But you, after you have understood Revelation 18 to be referring to the USA, have refused to obey God’s command to physically move out of the USA which is destined to be utterly destroyed suddenly by fire in one hour. Like Lot’s wife, your heart is stuck in the USA and the American way of life! If you want your fellow countrymen to listen to you, you need to set an example by obeying God’s command and physically move out of the USA.
Remember, a Christian who does not obey God’s command is no Christian but a self-deceiver! God never said, “Those who are absolutely sure that they are born again, need not obey this command since they will be removed at the rapture.”
So, the really bad news is that you will also be utterly destroyed in one hour UNLESS you believe and obey God’s command in Revelation 18:4 without delay…”Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”
Thanks for responding even though you think I am serious error for not leaving America to live in some other nation. Let me first state that Revelation 18 indeed commands the followers of our Lord Jesus to literally flee the land of America which is about to be destroyed by God himself. When I first read this in 1978 I thought the same thing as you, it’s time to go. As I kept reading and praying about the sequence of events chronicled in John’s Revelation it soon became apparent and crystal clear this command to flee is part of a vision concerning a specific period of time that has not yet arrived. It remains on the horizon as I write this letter to you.
All of the seven trumpets and seven vial judgments of God listed in the Revelation coming upon men and this planet will only take place during the time known as Daniel’s 70th week, a period of seven years that begins with the Covenant of Death signed by the Antichrist, Israel, and many nations around the world. Revelation 17-18 describes the final political-religious-economic state of affairs during this last seven years after America’s last President became the Antichrist by a bringing a false peace to the Middle East beginning in Jerusalem. This has not yet happened as you surely know. Therefore, this command to flee Babylon is addressed to those disciples of Jesus (Jew and Gentile) who find themselves in America at that specific time. Moreover, until then we are to “go into all the nations” calling their citizens to repent and receive forgiveness of sin through Jesus our Lord no matter what nation we were born in.
I hope my online book written in 1980 and current articles help you even more in understanding the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ, his shed blood for our sins, and his glorious resurrection. There is coming a day when the Lord will return in judgment and then imprison the fallen angels who are temporarily allowed by God to rule the nations because of the Adamic sin nature of all men. Until that Day of Judgment we are to call all men to repentance, to love and offer forgiveness to the worst of our enemies, even those who wish us dead. Keep in touch, James, and I hope you understand what I have written in response to your warning.
Your eternal friend,
Jack D. Hook
Well said, Jack, well said.
As a Canadian, looking at the nation south of the border, I have to wonder if the ‘christians’ there have made the US constitution and patriotism their god? This whole debacle over gun control is crazy. I can see the fears of the US citizens over what that empty suit, the big 0, in DC is doing, but to champion the right to bear arms is almost going to extremes, especially among professing Christians.
Would you mind keeping this note from public view, please? Especially my name, as I am not well enough to enter into any debate. Thank you, Jack. Keep on keeping on, my brother.
Greetings Jack, and aloha from Hawaii!
I read your ariticle posted on Anakypto Forum Homework page and found it to be most excellent. You have made some excellent points that I hope all Bible believing Christians will consider. For many Christians, the old adage “cleanliness is next to godliness” could be substituted for “Patriotism is next to Christianity”. In fact, the Bible believing church I attend is a fine example of just that. And, while I deeply appreciate the freedoms we have (or had), I no longer pledge allegiance to anyone but God and his son Jesus Christ and have long given up on any party (republican or democrat) to pull us out of the mess we are in.
Keep up the good work, so happy, to have found your article.
In Jesus, the Messiah, our soon coming King! Cindy
What can I say but, AMEN!! So many believe in the gun to protect themselves. But they never pray to God for the greatest protection available! If we fight on our knees, we will have the victory in the Spirit.
I’m not sure how I got this email, but I’ve read up to the part where you believe in the pre-tribulation rapture (first phase) and have found that your writing is easy to read and well written.
However; I’m one of those who don’t believe that the Lord will rapture His body out before the tribulation period.
I base this on 2 Thessalonians 2 where the antichrist is (no doubt) described and believers told not to worry about thinking the Lord has already come without the lawless one being revealed first.
This passage can’t be any clearer about the sequence of events related to the rapture and His second coming.
Why is it that this particular passage is ignored by those who believe in phases of His return?
I’ve been trying to find someone who can explain to me how these scriptures fit into your view for a pre-tribulation rapture, but I’ve failed to date.
So…I’m thinking that the Lord is answering my prayer for truth in this regard.
Can you help me understand this? Are you the one God has sent to explain this to me?
I pray you are because I was always taught the view you have but once I started studying it for myself, I came to believe that I was taught wrong.
Isn’t it true that we must take all scripture into account and not just the verses that support the views we prefer to believe?
The Word started to make perfect sense to me when I started to realize that the Church was going to be left to live through the tribulation period until the antichrist is revealed and before God’s wrath is poured out on those who denied Him.
That is….the bowl judgments isn’t it?
I hope you can clarify this for me.
Thanks for responding and sharing your love for our Lord Jesus and his coming back to this war-torn planet. The timing of the rapture has sadly caused much division among those who claim to be born again.
Your question concerning Paul’s 2nd letter to the Thessalonians and the sequence of events concerning the coming “Day of the Lord” and the rapture is an important one. I must have read that passage a thousand times and in the beginning it also, because of the differing views being taught, brought a little doubt in my mind about my pre-70th week position on the rapture. But then it became clear to me that Paul was talking about the coming Days of the Lord in great wrath against his enemies, as well as our “gathering together” to be with him.
As I understand and see this, the Thessalonians had apparently received a false word or teaching that the 70th week of Daniel had already begun and the wrath of God was beginning or about to fall. This news is what shook their minds and caused great trouble among the faithful in that city. Paul then reassures them by saying “for that day (the 2520 days of the Lord’s wrath) shall not come except” and then lists the apostasy in tandem with the rise of the peace-making Antichrist.
Paul then reminds them of what he previously taught them, that the 70th week of seven years or the Days of the Lord cannot begin until the Antichrist rises on the bandwagon of a great apostasy made to look like a worldwide revival of Christendom. John saw the same thing in Revelation 17 and called it the Great Harlot. We know this coming Antichrist will begin the 70th week with a peace covenant concerning Jerusalem, Israel, the Jews, and their enemies who surround them. We also know the falling away is now today rolling down the track with great speed and intensity.
I hope my online book written in 1980 and current articles help you even more in understanding the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ, his shed blood for our sins, and his glorious resurrection. There is coming a day when the Lord will return in judgment and then imprison the fallen angels who are temporarily allowed by God to rule the nations because of the Adamic sin nature of all men. Until that day of judgment we are to call all men to repentance, to love and offer forgiveness to the worst of our enemies, even those who wish us dead. Keep in touch, Dave, and add me to your mailing list.
Your new eternal friend,
Jack D. Hook
Jack- When I received this article I thought of you and wanted to share it with you. I’m so thankful that I can now pledge my allegiance to Jesus Christ and not to a flag that is false in all that it stands for. After all to pledge your allegiance to something or someone is to give your complete loyalty to it or them. Sorry Betsy Ross I choose Jesus. Your friend and sister in Christ, DEBBIE
How you doing Jack?
I’ve run across your website in the past and agree America has lost it’s way.
I’m a Retired Navy aircraft mechanic, but 20 years of jets, helicopters and all the rest took out my back and neck, so I’m 100% disabled with all service connected problems and it really made me mad when I finally got a chance to find out who I was really working for and had to ask forgiveness for propping up pimps, pedophiles, bankers and fake priests and more, I’m sure you know what I’m getting at.
Plus I’m a little upset with many Americans who even if we were rightly defending their freedoms could care less they are so far gone from watching TV and being sucked in to all the propaganda that’s put out daily.
Now throw in Aliens our newest/oldest cult religion as I assume they are nothing but fallen angels since one of the signs of the end times was that we would also have things going on as in the days of Noah, we know in Genesis 6:4 that some of the fallen angels came and took wives producing giants, thus bringing about the flood to wipe out the children of the fallen ones and since we are told they were on the earth also after the flood it seems they never went far.
Now the Vatican is looking for an extraterrestrial savior with their telescope and I believe an IR device called Lucifer and it just gets crazier as the days go by.
Now DHLS has over 8 rounds of 40 cal. hollow points for every man, woman and child in America.
It’s like what else can happen?
I read something the other day that Clinton and Obama both have signed agreements with China giving them eminent domain if we default on our loans so China can come in from the West Coast while Russia comes in from the East Coast and I don’t know half of what to believe except what the Bible says.
I’ve been retired since 1995 and have seen so many crazy things and ideas online that now nothing shocks me. And living in chronic pain makes things worse if I worry about anything, so I really should be reading scripture more, but I’ve made friends with people of various ministries online and so I can’t or shouldn’t complain but the big thing that bothers me is all that’s going on in the White House and I feel powerless to do anything because most people don’t see things the way a Vet would see them.
It seems like the Vets from Nam and some now know what’s going on, but there’s not enough people awake yet to do anything.
And forget turning back to Yah as a nation, we’ve kicked Him out of the USA and will dearly pay as we already are.
I don’t get to speak to many awake people, so you can see I could go on, but sorry if I’m a little long winded or write long emails, just an old habit from being at sea on carriers or other ships.
But I have to end now as I have to get ready to see my doctor today.
Feel free to write when you’d like.
Thanks for saving my life.
I knew something wasn’t right, but I couldn’t put a name on it.
But I was allowed to feel the consequences of my actions.
Sometimes it takes us time to figure out what we are trying to be told.
I was a militant patriot, but had no word for it.
Now I can settle down and relax, I still might be taken out of this world still as a perceived militant patriot, but I’ll be innocent.
I’ll try to explain later.
But thanks for your article.