Sunday, 31 July 2016


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The Hidden References To The Mark of The Beast Found In The Book Of James

by Geoffrey Grider

James is speaking prophetically when he is describing the wealth they sold their souls for.

"Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days."James 5:1-3 (KJV)
In the Bible, there are 3 books that we understand to be "transitional books", and they are Matthew, Acts and Hebrews. Matthew bridges the transition from the Old to New Testament, Acts transitions from the Kingdom age to Church Age, and Hebrews from the Church Age to the time of Jacob's trouble otherwise known as the Great Tribulation. For the born again Christian in the Church Age, our doctrine is found in the Pauline epistles. But for the Tribulation saints, their doctrine will be found in Hebrews, James, Peter, Jude and Revelation. These books deal extensively with people, namely the Jews, in the time of Jacob's trouble.

The book of James has a lot to say about rich people, and it's not good.

James, throughout his book, takes rich people to task and shows them no mercy as you can see here:
  • "Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away." James 1:9,10 (KJV)
  • "Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?" James 2:5,6 (KJV)
  • "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:13,14 (KJV)
  • "Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come uponyou. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days." James 5:1-3 (KJV)
No sir, the Holy Spirit speaking through James is not happy with rich people one little bit, as you can obviously see. He shows them no mercy, and uses them as an example of how not to live your life. Why would He do that? There are lots of people in the Bible God made wealthy. It was a Joseph of Arimathea, a rich man, who provided the brand new, unused tomb for Jesus after the crucifixion. So why be so hard on rich people here?
A quick application of 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) reveals the prophetical weight of what James is really trying to draw our attention to.

The Mark of the Beast in the time of Jacob's trouble.

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)
The Internet is filled with various thoughts and opinion on what the Mark of the Beastwill be when the Antichrist arrives. But Bible believes don't waste time on speculating of what it is, we already know what it is. It is a mark, inserted in the back of the right hand orin the forehead, that will control all buying and selling. Case closed. We live in a cyber world run by massive computers connected by the Internet, so it stands to reason it will be a digital chip of some kind. But whatever form it finally takes it will control all financial transactions. Every, single one of them.
Take a quick look in the mirror, has the little lightbulb of revelation suddenly popped up over your head? Do you see now why James, a book written primarily to Jews in the Tribulation (James 1:1), is soooooooo against rich people? Has it dawned on you yet?
Because in the time of Jacob's trouble, the only people who will be counted among the rich people will be the ones who agree to worship the Antichrist and receive his mark. Every person in that time who refuses the Mark will be poor. Guaranteed. Why? Because they will have no access to any bank accounts, credit or debit cards, or anything else that will allow them to make a financial transaction. Cash undoubtedly will have been done away with at the time.
James is speaking prophetically when he is describing the wealth they sold their souls for. He refers to their money, obtained by the Mark of the Beast, as wealth that is "cankered", "corrupted", and "moth eaten". He further says that their money has now become a "witness against them".  Wow, that's really harsh language right? Wrong. It's a factual description because in the time of Jacob's trouble there is no eternal security, you are saved by faith + works and not by faith alone. It is the Church Age that has that promise (Ephesians 1:12-14 KJV), no other dispensation has it. And taking the Mark of the Beast - for any reason - is a sin that God will not forgive at all. Read it for yourselves:
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast 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." Revelation 14:9-11 (KJV)
You take that Mark, you are eternally done. No forgiveness. James is not giving a few lines on "rich versus poor" and all that nonsense. James is warning the people who find themselves in the time of Jacob's trouble that you will be a whole lot better off letting your babies starve to death than taking the Mark in order to have money to buy your family food.
Do you see it now?
This is also another one of our many Bible proofs for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. The Church cannot be in the Tribulation because we have eternal security. If a Christian took the Mark, what would happen? Answer, a Christian cannot take the Mark (though undoubtedly many weak, baby Christians would) because we are removed in the Rapture before the start of the time of Jacob's trouble.


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Rapture Forums Newsletter for 7/31/2016
Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Here is the latest Rapture Forums Newsletter for your reading pleasure. As always, please feel free to forward these emails to all your friends and family as well as to anyone else you think might enjoy them.
I would like to take a moment to tell everyone that we have switched over to our new website design and Wordpress system on the main site of Rapture Forums. The forums will continue without any software change. We did have some unexpected issues at the beginning of the week with the site being down as we moved to a new hosting platform, but we have resolved these issues and the new site is up and running.
Unfortunately, we were not able to keep the same article links from previous newsletters. So, the links in previous newsletters are no longer working anymore. The article links in this newsletter go to the new Rapture Forums website with the new design. However, I am currently setting up the old Rapture Forums site up on a different domain name and will be making that site available to the public as it carries the weight of the first 9-10 years of the Rapture Forums ministry.
In a way, you could say we are expanding the Rapture Forums ministry as we add the new website under the Rapture Forums ministry umbrella. I do not want all that hard work to disappear and to go to waste, so in the very near future, probably in the next newsletter or two, I will be giving you the new domain name for the old site so you can still visit it and have the resources available there. However, we will not be regularly updating the old Rapture Forums site anymore. The forums on the old Rapture Forums site will be closed, so the site will be an "archives" of rapture and end times information. Our focus now will be in adding some of the articles from the old site to the new one, while moving the ministry forward on the new website. 
The change in the website design and layout was due to the need for me to have an easier way to update the site rather than the long and manual hand-coding of the site I have been doing for the past 9-10 years. This took me on average everyday around 2-4 hours to update the main site and the forums after having worked all day at my full-time job. This has taken a toll on me. So, in the end something had to give. 
I anticipate the new system will save me precious time that can be spent adding even more articles and resources to the new Rapture Forums site each day and in less time. Also, the new main site is mobile-friendly and is viewable on all mobile devices including tablets.
I hope you enjoy the new site and we will continue to be busy about the Lord's work in these last days and telling people about the Good News of Jesus Christ. And remember to keep looking up, for our redemption is getting closer each day!
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Posted: 30 Jul 2016 05:07 PM PDT
North Korea is in the news again, this time they are saying that the USA has crossed the red line and we have effectively declared war on them. They have also said that our recent actions could cause a major show down if the upcoming US—South Korea war games are held in August 2016.
In light of several synchronicities, including the war synchronicities for Tisha B’ Av (8/14/16), this situation bears watching. In fact here is a headline that caught my eye;North Korea Predicts War in August, Says US Planning a Preemptive Strike.
Illuminati documents tell us that during the “end of the period” they have planned for there to be a “hair-raising nuclear confrontation” with North Korea that will threaten man’s survival.
Here is what I have written about this in the post; North Korea and the antichrist.


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“Even unto them will I give in My house and within My walls a monument and a memorial better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting memorial, that shall not be cut off.” (Isaiah 56:5)


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DNC Speaker Shouts Her Abortion and the Crowd Cheers

by John McTernan and Georgann Ryan
Once again killing children in the womb will be a major issue in the election. Since abortion was legalized in 1972, Americans have killed about 60 million babies in the womb with no end in sight. It would be wonderful if abortion was once again made illegal and abortionists became the felons they truly are.
Please read Numbers 35:33 carefully because when God moves to judge a nation, the ones that shed the innocent blood must pray the price. This means millions of Americans will fall under God's judgment of death. This is what happened to ancient Israel. I don't think that this judgment is very far away unless legal abortion is stopped.

WARNING TO PARENTS: An ‘After School Satan’ Club May Be Coming To Your Kid’s School!!

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WARNING TO PARENTS: An ‘After School Satan’ Club May Be Coming To Your Kid’s School

by Geoffrey Grider

An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 (KJV)
EDITOR'S NOTE: As we plunge deeper into the end times, we are witnessing a rise of Satan and satanic activity the likes of which America has never before seen. The battle lines are clearly drawn now, and you must pick a side - Jesus or Satan. Staying "neutral" will place you squarely in the Devil's camp. Are YOU ready for what comes next? You better be...
SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backwards, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.
They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan.

After School Satan Clubs coming to public schools:

This is the official video from the Satanic Temple, it is eerie, creepy and should not be played in front of children. Watch it at your own risk - pray be viewing. 
“It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think,” said Doug Mesner, the Satanic Temple’s co-founder, who goes by the professional name of Lucien Greaves.
On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to open immediately as the academic year starts. Chapter heads from New York, Boston, Utah and Arizona were in Salem on July 10 talking strategy, with others from Minneapolis, Detroit, San Jose, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Florida participating online. The promotional video, which feels like a mash-up of a horror movie trailer and a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, will serve to promote the new club along with its website —
The Satanic Temple — which has been offering tongue-in-cheek support for the fallen angel in public arenas that have embraced prayer and parochial ceremonies — is bringing its fight over constitutional separation of church and state to the nation’s schools.
But the group’s plan for public schoolchildren isn’t actually about promoting worship of the devil. The Satanic Temple doesn’t espouse a belief in the existence of a supernatural being that other religions identify solemnly as Satan, or Lucifer, or Beelzebub. The Temple rejects all forms of supernaturalism and is committed to the view that scientific rationality provides the best measure of reality.

According to Greaves, “Satan” is just a “metaphorical construct” intended to represent the rejection of all forms of tyranny over the human mind.

The curriculum for the proposed after-school clubs emphasizes the development of reasoning and social skills. The group says meetings will include a healthy snack, literature lesson, creative learning activities, a science lesson, puzzle solving and an art project. Every child will receive a membership card and must have a signed parental-permission slip to attend.
“We think it’s important for kids to be able to see multiple points of view, to reason things through, to have empathy and feelings of benevolence for their fellow human beings,” said the Satanic Temple’s Utah chapter head, who goes by the name Chalice Blythe.
The emphasis on multiple perspectives is a hint pointing to the Temple’s true foe. The group at first intends to roll out the clubs in a limited number of schools in districts that also host an evangelical Christian after-school program known as the Good News Club.
Good News Clubs, which are sponsored by an organization founded in 1937 called the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), aim to reach children as young as 5 with a fundamentalist form of evangelical Christianity. For most of their history, Good News Clubs were largely excluded from public schools out of concern that their presence would violate the Constitution.
In 2001, in a case that commanded the resources of powerful legal advocacy groups on the religious right, including the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Liberty Counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that to exclude an after-school program on account of the religious views of its sponsors amounted to a violation of free-speech rights. The CEF then went on a tear, and by 2011, it reported 3,560 Good News Clubs, putting them in more than 5 percent of the nation’s public elementary schools.

The Satanic Temple makes no secret of its desire to use that same approach.

“We would like to thank the Liberty Counsel specifically for opening the doors to the After School Satan Clubs through their dedication to religious liberty,” Greaves explained to the gathering of chapter heads in Salem. “So, ‘the Satanic Temple leverages religious freedom laws that put after-school clubs in elementary schools nationwide.’ That’s going to be the message.” source
Should The Satanic Temple be allowed to open After School Satan Clubs in elementary schools?