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Does Being Homosexual Send You To Hell? (video, left) The Veritas Forum with Tim Keller
CS Commentary: A reasoned, balanced and Biblical answer to homosexuality, sin, and what sends you to heaven or hell. Also see, the More Common Sense section below for statistics on gay life in America.
CS Commentary: Another balanced treatment of homosexuality and what is sin, though neither this, or the one above, address the specific OT and NT passages that speak to homosexual behavior specifically. Also see, the More Common Sense section below for statistics on gay life in America. Gallup: Due To ‘Propaganda’ Americans Vastly Overestimate The Gay Population In The US, Paula Bolyard, PJ Media
CS Commentary: This is an instructive debate for how two different sides take two different interpretive approaches to the Bible and historical documents. Note some of the points of debate from the liberal side: She takes her stand on a creation argument: we are all created in the image of God, therefore gays are also created in the image of God. Jeffress counters this well, quoting Jesus on the intent of creation and marriage. Then the liberal seeks to undermine the historical interpretation of Romans 1 that clearly declares homosexual behavior as sin. Her argument is ‘new age’ understanding of interpretation taught in most of America’s universities for the last three decades, at least. This progressive model deconstructs language and makes everything about relevance and what the reader can find in the text – not what the historical/literary context points to as the actual meaning of the text when it was written. Applying the progressive model means there is no fixed truth or fixed meaning in anything – it can literally change moment to moment depending on one’s feelings. The liberal pastor also makes an astounding assertion – ‘there is not a homosexual agenda.’ (!) Then how has a behavioral anomaly that is less than 5% of the total population (according to NPR, Gallop and others – check it out) brainwashed the American public into believing that homosexuals make up approximately 25%, or one in every four people? By a systematic campaign over the last three to four decades to take over city governments, the educational system, lobby Congress, and take over and influence Hollywood and media, among other things. Lastly, you cannot conflate racism with religious rights. A good debate that makes some of the left versus right arguments more clear. Also see, the More Common Sense section below for statistics on gay life in America.
What Is God Saying Through The Recent California Earthquakes? (video, right) Joe Sweet, You Tube
According to Sweet, “The earthquakes are “a shake up to wake up” a remnant who will be purified by responding to a message of holiness. This remnant will “contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), bringing back the lifestyle of holiness, the message of holiness and the manifested glory of God.”
CS Commentary: This message speaks to the first Searle Valley, CA earthquake of 6.4. In an email, Sweet said this about the following 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019: “The second earthquake at 7.1 speaks of of 2 Cor 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” At CS, we are not so emphatic about what these earthquakes mean but we certainly can not deny that the Holy Spirit has spoken to Pastor Sweet about such things. The skeptical among our readers will no doubt reference the fact that there are multiple earthquakes of low magnitude on a regular basis in CA. For example, referencing USGS will show the many earthquakes that both preceded and lagged the two main events of the last 10 days in CA. You can read the updated details on the 7.1 event and access a list of all of those earthquakes here. Still, Sweet’s message is an edifying one and a reminder of some of the many references on earthquakes throughout the Bible and what they may mean.
Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr: God Still Supernaturally Heals Today, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Historian: Only 2.8% Of American Pastors Are Willing To Teach Biblical Truths, Stephen Strang, Charisma
American Jew Exposes Left’s Dark Agenda Against America’s Christian Values, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Failed Prophecy: Pastor Blames ‘Deceitful Spirits,’ Praise Olowe, The Nation
False Pastors Surround President Trump Causing Him To Make Mistakes – Pray For Them To Be Removed, Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: At about the 6:30-7:00 point Sadhu talks about being caught up to the Council Of God in heaven and witnessing former US Presidents praying for the nation. At 10:00 he prophesies that the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia will be broken to pieces. Shortly after, he speaks of the ‘Eagle’ as a symbol of freedom for the U.S. He says if the U.S. goes into captivity then the whole world will go into captivity and implies that if there is a woman President then the U.S. will ‘ride the Beast.’ He states that it is Trump’s destiny to help Israel rebuild the temple and to guard the freedom of this nation by being an ‘uncompromising’ President.
Strange Flesh As In The Days Of Noah: Understanding the Import And Impact Of Gay Marriage, Sadhu Selveraj, Sydney, Australia, 2018, You Tube
One Of The Most Important Films Ever Is Hardly Known, Seaborn Hall, Medium
Prepare For The Captain’s Call, Rick Joyner, Elijah List
What God Requires, Part 2 (video, left), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece
Episode 28: Kingdom Qualities (video, right), Neville Johnson, Academy Of Light
CS Commentary: If you refer to Psalm 8:5-6, Neville is correct – the original Hebrew phase is you have made him “a little lower than God,” not “a little lower than the angels” as Hebrews 2 translates/interprets.
Prophecy Related News & Resources
The United States Vs. The World: Who Would Win? (video, left), Infographics Show/You Tube
Israel Unveils Ancient Road ‘Where Jesus Walked To Temple’, Caleb Parke, Fox News
Rabbi Who Prophesied California Earthquakes Releases New Bombshell Prediction, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
John Paul Jackson: The Perfect Storm (video, left), Jim Bakker Show, 2015
CS Commentary: Amazingly, just shortly after this appearance, in February of 2015, at the age of just 64, John Paul Jackson passed away from complications related to pneumonia. John Paul was a well-balanced prophetic figure in the church from the 1980’s forward who I had the opportunity to speak with privately on two different occasions while he was a pastor at Anaheim Vineyard.
At a dream interpretation seminar in the early 2000’s – where I was also present – he shared with the group that God had told him that he would live into his early 100’s. His death was a shock and a great loss to the body of Christ, but illustrates that, within the prophetic, very little is completely set but depends on our actions, reactions and perhaps, ultimately, on the grace and mercy of God.
If John Paul – who never had a hint of scandal in his ministry – can pass away so young then we should all fear God and throw ourselves on His mercy. Why did he pass away so young? Perhaps there are hints in the prophetic stories and lessons of 1 and 2 Kings – or maybe we will never know until we get there ourselves and can hear it in his own words.
This summary of the Perfect Storm prophecy also illustrates that timing is always an issue in prophetic interpretation. Interestingly, John Paul keys in on 2020 – Terry Bennett has also predicted an intensification of events in the US shortly following 2020.
Message 2019: Israel Split, US Divided, Sadhu Selvaraj
CS Commentary: Seems like this, which may be a splicing of different prophetic words in different places, includes some prophetic words from as early as 2014, and 2016-17. Sadhu talks about the significance of the number 70, how it relates to longevity of life, the nation of Israel, release from captivity, visitation of angels, etc. There is an interesting encounter with Michael that begins about the 10:00 mark: he speaks of 1948, 1967, and 2017 as significant dates for Israel and seems to prophesy another major Israeli war in 2017. This did not happen.
But, he speaks of the 70 year celebration of Israel as a nation as from 1947 (when the covenant was signed) to 2017. So the significance of 2017 for Israel is that her 70 years as a nation are ending. Sometime following 2017 Israel will go into another captivity. Dec 23, 2016, the UN passed a resolution to divide Israel into 2 states. Same thing happened with the resolution of 1948. The US initiated and allowed this resolution to be passed (Obama’s administration).
Nov 30, 2011 Sadhu had an open vision of an angel telling him about a betrayal of Israel by the US. Whoever divides Israel will also be divided. Zech 1:12-16 prophesies the division of the land.
How To Cleanse Your Spirit, Mind & Heart Daily (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ spoke of the same sort of process back in the 1970’s and 1980’s – he called it ‘spiritual breathing’ and wrote a little blue booklet and a ‘transferable concept’ about it. The minute that you are conscious of sin, repent and confess it to God and claim forgiveness by faith (1 John 1:9). The prophet Bob Jones asked the Lord once many years ago “who is the most esteemed saint on the face of the earth?” The Lord’s response to him was a woman, Corrie Ten Boom, who had survived the Holocaust. When he asked “Why?” the Lord told him it was because she was aware of her sin and kept short accounts, confessing it throughout the day – as soon as she was aware of it.
A Vicious Civil War Is Coming To The Church (video, left), Neville Johnson, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: We agree with Neville’s interpretation of Acts 1, where Jesus is taken up in the clouds, then disappears into heaven. While studying in seminary almost two decades ago, we saw in Acts 1 that there is a continuous structure linked with the end of Luke. Luke-Acts were considered one book, and circulated as such in the early church. You cannot fully understand Acts 1 without… To continue reading, click here.
The Coming Civil War Among Christians (video, right), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece
CS Commentary: Some interesting comments on wealth as a test beginning about 12:00 in.
Terry Bennett: Hollywood Will Be Diminished And Silenced, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: This is a short excerpt of Terry’s message to The Gathering Place, Hollywood CA in 2018.
Common Sense Interpretation
Dreams With People, Part 3: Celebrities (And Conspiracy Theories), Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff
Dreams That Contain People: Are The People Literal Or Symbolic And What Do They Mean? Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Dreams That Contain People: Are the people literal or symbolic and what do they mean? Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
How Should You Respond To The Crazy Thing You Dreamed Last Night, John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries
A Dream From God Has 6 Clear Characteristics, John E. Thomas, Charisma
Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
The Greatest Need Of The Prophetic Church Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Daily Do-ables: This Is What Resisting Temptation And Repentance Looks Like, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
Church Must Be Done In A New Way Before New Things Will Come, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
The #1 Objection to Prophecy Today: But Prophecy is not For Our Time, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (coming)
The #2 Objection to Prophecy Today: If It Does Not Come True, It Is a False Prophecy Given by a False Prophet, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Why A Christian Can Have A Demon, John Eckhardt, Charisma
The Gift Of Prophecy Vs. The Ministry Of The Prophet (video, right), Jeremiah Johnson
CS Commentary: This is a good beginning on the distinction between the gift and the office. 1 Corinthians 12-14 delineates the gift, while Jeremiah 1, 18 and 23 elaborates on the office and true ministry of the prophet. While any believer may prophesy or operate in the gift at any time, there are those who have the gift of prophecy. Of those who have the gift there are fewer who are called into the ministry of a prophet. Miriam is a type of the ministry of a prophet; Moses is a type of the office of prophet (see Numbers 12). Of those who have the ministry of prophet, there are even fewer who attain the office of prophet. Even in the office of prophet, there are distinctions between personality, function, and call. For some of this theology, see 1-2 Kings. Also see Sadhu’s message below in Editor’s Choice.
CS Commentary: This is a great dream with a nice prophetic commentary from this sister following on the video. She posted the dream on September 5, 2017.
Note how the dream opens. The beginning of a dream is the most important part, because it sets the context and ‘field of interpretation.’
What is the field of interpretation here? A house that ‘looks like’ a ‘camp’ with ‘family and friends.’ Therefore, this dream is primarily about a situation among the dreamer’s family and friends that involves a house and ‘camp’ situation. But, that doesn’t mean that it does not have relevance for the larger Body of Christ – it does. Continue Reading here…
CS Commentary: Tertullian and other Early Church Fathers confirm that the devil probably attacks and enters believer’s dreams even more than unbeliever’s in an attempt to deceive and mislead them. Some contemporary prophetic figures have suggested that no more than about 10-20% of a believer’s dreams are from God.
Video: What Do The Numbers In Your Dreams Mean? John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries/Charisma
Quote: “Of the 56 Signers of the Declaration Of Independence, all but one was a Protestant.”
The Omnipresence Of God: Can The Ordinary Person Walk With God Like Enoch?, Neville Johnson, You Tube
Quote: “Time and eternity are beginning to merge…2018 ushered in a new era…for us to know the times and the seasons is critical…just knowing the season can release grace and favor for us…Israel did not know the time they were living in and they missed out dramatically…there are levels of relationship [with God] and it starts with the omnipresence of God.”
Revelation, Part 3: The Tribulation, The Rapture, The Return, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
Prophetic Dream – ‘And That’s The Way It Is:’ Walter Cronkite Prophesies Coming Financial/Economic Explosions, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy
Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy: We need truth over tradition, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy
The Hook Interlocking Structure of Revelation, Seaborn Hall, Novum Testamentum
Note: This article, published in 2002, was the academic basis for the 3 part article on Revelation in the section above.
More Common Sense
This Week’s Quote From The Book: “At a certain point in this research…a distinct pattern of deceit emerged from heretofore invisible, unnoticed, discarded, or suppressed clues, evidence overlooked or hidden so long that the criminals themselves are long forgotten. Indeed, this was the perfect, perfect crime because not only did the perpetrators get off scot-free, their crimes have never been detected.”
How Gay Is America? (video, left), Now This World
CS Commentary: This is liberal spin, but confirms the Gallup numbers in the article and link just below (the LGBT population in America is under 5% – that is not a typo). The numbers here from the Williams Institute, a UCLA sexual orientation and gender think tank – liberal in other words – in our opinion, speak to emerging trends due to media propaganda and cultural pressures and influence. Still, the overall numbers, even in future trend estimates, are low relative to the overall population. A side note: It is inherently difficult to find any objective or conservative video on the gay population on You Tube, probably because they censure anything that is not from a liberal perspective on the subject. Here is one that slipped through: Is America Ready For A Gay President Who Claims To Be Christian? Freedom Project Media; It is full of truth so it may not be up for long. This is as good a response as any to Pete Buttigieg’s derision of the Vice President and his defense of his gay lifestyle as Christian.
Gallup: Due To ‘Propaganda’ Americans Vastly Overestimate The Gay Population In The US, Paula Bolyard, PJ Media; Also see, John Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay Or Transgender, Tyler Oneil, PJ Media; Also see, Americans Still Greatly Overestimate Gay Population, Justin McCarthy, Gallup; Also see, 10 Biggest Gay Populations In US – CA Has Twice As Many As #2; Also see, Pete Buttigieg Does Not Get To Make Up His Own Christianity, Washington Times
Residents On Edge After 7.1 Earthquake In Southern California, Paula Bolyard, PJ Media
In light of the 7.1 Earthquake in the Los Angeles area on July 5, 2019, we offer this link for the LA County Emergency Survival Guide
CDC Warns Of Fecal Pool Parasite – How You Can Stay Safe, Abby Haglage, Yahoo
10 Signs You May Have A Parasite, Amy Myers, M.D., Mind Body Green
Review – Spiderman: Far From Home, The Hollywood Reporter
What I Learned After Watching ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ 100 Times, Lila Shapiro, Vulture
Freedom (Fight For It) (video, left), Joy Villa Featuring Flint Bedrock
Caleb & Kelsey, Praise Medley, Facebook
What A Beautiful Name, Frontrow/Hillsong
CS Commentary: The CNN commentator tries, weakly, to push the women’s ‘unequal’ pay issue. Wake up CNN! The chart in the video says it all: US women receive 23% of the revenue they bring in, while US men only receive 7% of the revenue they generate. Seems like the women have a pretty good deal. The two players are non-commital about a trip to the White House. The last time we checked that was a ‘United States’ in their team name. If they want to raise their revenue and increase it to ‘equal’ pay maybe they should try representing the whole nation and not just half of it. Also see, Women’s World Cup Soccer Team Firmly In The Democratic Party Camp (video, right), Varney, Fox Business
NFL Teams Ranked By Franchise QB’s, Ali Bhanpuri, NFL.com
Prager U Accuses You Tube, Twitter Of Censoring Videos, Anna Hopkins, Fox News
Delta Just Made A Stunning Passenger Friendly Announcement, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com
7 Secret Airline Passenger Rights, Jetsetter
5 Things To Watch Out For Before Booking Your Next Airbnb, Jersey Griggs, The Discoverer
10 Hidden Gem TV Shows To Watch, 2019 (video, left), TechGumbo; Also see, 10 Hidden Gems To Watch On Netflix, 2019, TechGumbo
8 Reasons Season 3 Is The Best ‘Stranger Things’ Yet, Brad Jackson, The Federalist
Last Kingdom Stars Take Us Behind The Scenes Of Season 4, Corey Smith, Winter Is Coming
The Last Kingdom: 10 Things We Want To See In Season 4, Heather Djunga, Screen Rant
Quotes Of The Month:
“It is as if the West actually does not want to know the truth until the moment when this knowledge has ceased to be of use.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn