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PLEASE HELP ME I BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND WANT TO BE SAVED HOW CAN I BE SAVED. THANK YOU

My reply

In Romans 10:4, Paul said, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

For me, I didn't want to have any doubts about it, so I prayed, saying that I believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as my own personal Saviour. I ended up with "in Jesus' name, Amen."

Pray in your own words and say what is on your mind, but I would include that you believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as your own personal Saviour.

All your old sins will be wiped off the books. You will get a fresh start. The Holy Spirit will indwell you and seal you until the day of redemption. As a baby, you were born into your earthly family, and now you will be born again into God's family, ready to begin your walk with our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.

All the best of God's many blessings. In the love of Christ
PS: I would love to hear from you again.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT PRAYER I SAID IT,I HOPE THE LORD WILL HEAR ME AND SAVE ME. I SAID IT OUT LOUD. I'M A --- POLICE OFFICER AND HAVE SEEN PEOPLE AT THIER WORST. I'M SCARD OF THESE DAYS AHEAD AND I KNOW SOON THE LORD WILL COME SO I WANT TO BE SURE I WILL BE WITH HIM I'M A SINNER AND TRYING REAL HARD TO CHANGE AND I NEED HELP BECAUSE I'M VERY WEAK.I HOPE HE HEARD ME IF YOU HAVE TIME PLEASE SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR ME.

THANK YOU AND PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ME. WITH LOVE ALWAYS

My reply

It is a done deed. Write down the date of your spiritual birthday. Right now, you are sinless. Remember? All your previous sins were wiped off the books last night. When you do slip and sin, as we all do, use I Jn. 1:9. It says, "If we confess our sins (to God), he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Sin builds a barrier between and our holy God. Sin get us out of fellowship with Him. Just as soon as we sin, we should confess it and hop right back into fellowship with God. He helps and it gets easier as you go along.

How could I forget you? We were all put on this earth to make a decision for or against Christ. You have chosen the correct way. I rejoice!!! All the angels in heaven rejoice when one person is saved. I prayed for you last night, and my son and I are both praying for you tonight. Ed is already asleep since it is after midnight. I'll tell him in the morning.

Be sure to pray in Jesus' name and ask the Lord's help in everything you do. He is all powerful. You can pray silently in any situation and be heard. He lives within you. He knows what is on your mind. James 1:5-7 says, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord."

Don't worry, your prayer was heard. God is Spirit. All the Universe can't contain him. He is omnipresent. Acts 17:28 says, "in him we live, and move, and have our being." And "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ" (II Cor. 5:19,20). Be "ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" (I Pet. 3:15).

God's love is "agape" in the Greek. This great agape love flows from God through us to others. If the subject comes up, and you give the reason you believe in Christ, you may be surprised at what comes out of your mouth, or what flies into your brain to say. God is in total control. He helps in things like this. He knows what the other person needs to hear, so he puts it in your mind to say. It is a truly wonderful feeling when you realize that the Lord is working through you to bring another sheep into the fold of our good shepherd. And there is no better favor you can do anyone than to save them from ending up in hell.

Without Christ, all men are lost, because we all sin. One sin and we are on a slick slide to hell. But Jesus did not sin. His death was the perfect sacrifice. He took the death that we deserve. He truly is our Saviour. He offers us Salvation free of charge. It is a pure gift, but we do have to accept him for it to apply to us.

He said, "In my Father's house are many mansions (dwelling places)...I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that were I am, there ye may be also" (Jn. 14:2,3). We have a home in Heaven, a better place, just waiting for us. Agape

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Looks like the One World Church is just about complete. Therefore, the False Prophet should be coming onto the world scene real soon. Praise God, since that means that Jesus is at the door. Hallelujah. Warmest regards
  FWD: The World Sabbath, From: Watch Unto Prayer, Timothy Aho
http://watch.pair.com/pray.html, 11-8-99
  As mankind is being prepared to move out of the Church Age and into the 70th week of Daniel or the Tribulation Period, at which time the Mosaic Covenant will be reestablished, plans are being laid for the annual global celebration of a World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation. The fourth Saturday of January, which falls this year on January 22, will become a holy day for ALL religions. The World Council of Churches Ecumenical News Report of 5 November elaborates:

On 22 January US priest hopes to initiate World Sabbath for all religions

New York, 5 November (ENI)--Demanding an end to violence done in the name of God, calling for greater respect between the world's religions and ethnic groups, and praying for healing of past atrocities, a quietly-spoken Episcopal (Anglican) priest in Detroit, Michigan has created the World Sabbath, an inter-faith holy day to be launched on 22 January next year....Rod Reinhart, Episcopal priest and interim pastor of Trinity Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan, who has initiated the World Sabbath, believes this proposal to be different from others because it creates a holy day which he hopes will eventually be embraced by all ethnic and religious groups on the planet....
After the year 2000, the World Sabbath is to be held on the fourth Saturday of January....
Reinhart's World Sabbath will be held on Saturday night, 22 January, at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan....

The World Sabbath web site, http://members.aol.com/revrodrev/index.html, states: "The World Sabbath is a unique concept. There is no other holy day celebrated by all religious faiths. There is no other holiday calling for an end to religious war and persecution. The World Sabbath could become an annual holy day recognized and supported by many religious and secular groups. Although it may take several years, we should ask various church bodies and other institutions to make this day an official part of their Calendar."

This is no grass roots initiative, despite ostensibly humble beginnings. Consider the impressive bodies supporting the World Sabbath: the United Religions Organization, the Parliament of the World's Religions, the National Council for Community and Justice (formerly the National Conference of Christians and Jews) and the World Council of Churches which published the ENI report.

The Christ Church Cranbrook in affluent Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where the first World Sabbath will be celebrated, has a long history of connections in high places.  Edward Scripps of the Scripps-Howard publishing syndicate was the father-in-law of George Booth who, in 1906, replaced James D. Scripps as president of the Detroit News. In 1928, George G. Booth also built the Christ Church Cranbrook on his expansive and expensive Cranbrook Estate. The architect of the Booth mansion also designed the Masonic Temple of Detroit and the Trinity Church where Rev. Rodney Reinhart, initiator of the World Sabbath, serves as interim pastor:...

George G. Booth boasted of the friendly relations Scripps-Howard had with British Freemasons of international reputation. The Scripps League funded an excursion of  American workers to a Paris exposition: "...selected out of the cities of Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit, ...' The enterprise turned out to be a striking success both at home and abroad, attracting favorable mention and assistance from William E. Gladstone, Arthur Balfour, George R. Simms and many other notables." (The Only Thing Worth Finding: The Life and Legacies of George Gough Booth, pp. 132-3)

[Of note: Prime Ministers Gladstone and Balfour (author of the Balfour Declaration to Lord Rothschild supporting the Jews' return to Israel) were members of the Society for Psychical Research. According to The Founders of Psychical Research: "In 1887, Council Members and Honorary Members of the SPR included a past Prime Minister (William Gladstone)...and a future Prime Minister (Arthur Balfour)...William Gladstone, Prime Minister from 1865-74, called psychical research, "The most important work, which is being done in the world. By far the most important work." (Alan Gould, pp. 140-41)]

The Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate was also brought early on into the Rockefeller population control program. According to "Henry Foster and the Politics of Death" by Suzanne M. Rini, Rocky used the Scripps Foundation for Population Research to fund eugenics research and for propaganda purposes:

Population Control Disguised as Public Health...
Fronting the population control agenda nowadays with a religious veneer, the Rockefeller-funded United Nations, upon which the United Religions Organization is modeled, will sponsor an Environmental Sabbath (Earth Rest Day) from June 2-4 and World Environment Day on June 5, 2000.  And from December 1-10, 1999, the Parliament of the World Religions will be in session. The United Religion Initiative Fall 1999 update states: "URI leadership from various countries will offer workshops at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town, South Africa." Ten years before the First World Parliament of Religions held in 1893, "The Jewish World" predicted the universal movement of all religions toward a universal Judaism:

"The dispersion of the Jews has rendered them a cosmopolitan people. They are the only cosmopolitan people, and in this capacity must act, and are acting, as a solvent of national and racial difference. The great Ideal of Judaism is not that Jews shall be allowed to flock together one day in some hole-and-corner fashion, for, if not tribal, at any rate separatist objects; but that the whole world shall be imbued with Jewish teachings, and that in a Universal Brotherhood of Nations - a greater Judaism, in fact - all the separate races and religions shall disappear." (Feb. 9-16, 1883)

The Universal Brotherhood of Nations and Judaised One World Religion have common origins in Freemasonry. Masonic doctrine is based on the Jewish Kabbalah and Masonic rituals on Kabbalistic interpretations of the Old Testament. Establishment of the World Sabbath as holy day for all religions is, of course, an essential part of the Masonic design to shift Western Civilization away from the Christian traditional observance of the Lord's Day (Sunday) to obligatory observance of the Hebrew Sabbath (Saturday). This will prepare the Gentiles for acceptance of the Noahide Laws and compulsory induction into the mysteries of Freemasonry, whose initiates consider themselves to be the only True Noahides.

  One of the Noahide Laws requires the "abandonment of idolatry," a law which will proscribe worship on Sunday since Sabbatarians claim that this day was dedicated by the Roman Church to worship of the Sun. If this is the case, the object of Sabbatarian worship is the planetary god, Saturn, the Sabbath being on Saturday or Saturn's Day.
[See also: The Six-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast, which is the occult symbol of the god Saturn.]...

My reply

Thanks. It's interesting to watch things develop.

Hmmmm. I wonder about the timing.

> Environmental Sabbath (Earth Rest Day) from June 2-4 and World Environment Day
> on June 5, 2000

June 2 + 7 = June 9, which is Fri., Sivan 6, Pentecost, in 2000. That would not have worked out that way in 1999 and will not in 2001.

> the World Sabbath is to be held on the fourth Saturday of January

The huge gamma-ray burst was on the 4th Sat. of Jan. (Jan. 23, 1999)....

I see. Looks like there is to be a Parliament of the World and a Parliament of the World Religions. Things keep clicking into place. Keep watching.

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I was recently reading over Matthew 24: 32-35 again when something I had not noticed before jumped out at me. "When HIS branch is yet tender..." "His" emphasizes gender, specifically a male. Certainly we should not interpret this to be a literal, vegetative, plant or tree. Surely we must conclude that Jesus is describing a people. Several verses in scripture tend to support that indeed Israel is the fig tree.

On another subject, yesterday I found some very interesting reading in the newspaper concerning the 33 year interval Leonid meteor shower that just occured November 16,17. According to the report, this was a very active year with something over 1,600 sightings per hour during its peak. The article went on to say however that even this number of sightings paled in comparison to 1966 which saw peak meteor frequency of 144,000 per hour. I find several things thought provoking here. For one, the 144,000 number of meteors (SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS) just before the year of the six day war in Israel. The number of years in the cycle (33) is also very interesting. What do you think?

Indeed the days are exciting! Keep on laboring, In Christ

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> "When HIS branch is yet tender

That "his" of the KJV was changed to "its" in the New Scofield Reference Bible and is translated as "its" in Green's Interlinear. There is no doubt that it is speaking of Israel though. See Joel 1:6,7 ("my land...my fig tree"); Hos. 8:10; Eze. 36:8; Jer. 24:5.

> 1,600 sightings per hour

Oh, and I missed it. The times I looked on the 16th, I didn't see any. Last night, the 17th, I awoke at 2:00 AM but didn't think to go look. I had a tooth pulled yesterday and had a headache too, so just took Tylenol PM to get back to sleep.

> The number of years in the cycle (33) is also very interesting. What do you think?

I think it is interesting too.
1966 - year before the Sign of the End of the Age.
1999 - could it be the year before the Rapture?
Jesus was over 33 years old when he ascended. I think his 33rd birthday was on Tishri 1, and he ascended 10 days before the next Pentecost....

Yes, this is an exciting time to live. I'll keep on as long as the Lord makes it possible.

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FWD: For Noah's Flood, a New Wave Of Evidence, By Guy Gugliotta, 11-18-99, p. A01

Scientists have discovered an ancient coastline 550 feet below the surface of the Black Sea, providing dramatic new evidence of a sudden, catastrophic flood around 7,500 years ago--the possible source of the Old Testament story of Noah.

A team of deep-sea explorers this summer captured the first sonar images of a gentle berm and a sandbar submerged undisturbed for thousands of years on the sea floor. Now, using radiocarbon dating techniques, analysts have shown that the remains of freshwater mollusks subsequently dredged from the ancient beach date back 7,500 years and saltwater species begin showing up 6,900 years ago.

Explorer Robert D. Ballard, who led the team that collected the shells, said the findings indicate a flood occurred sometime during the 600-year gap.

"What we wanted to do is prove to ourselves that it was the biblical flood," Ballard said...

The findings offer independent verification of a theory advanced by Columbia University geologists William Ryan and Walter Pitman that the Black Sea was created when melting glaciers raised the sea level until the sea breached a natural dam at what is now the Bosporus, the strait that separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Black Sea.

An apocalyptic deluge followed, inundating the freshwater lake below the dam, submerging thousands of square miles of dry land, flipping the ecosystem from fresh water to salt practically overnight, and probably killing thousands of people and billions of land and sea creatures, according to Ryan and Pitman....

And regardless of the historical context, the science of the Black Sea flood stands undisputed. Ryan and Pitman dated the event at 7,600 years ago, and they fixed the likely depth of the ancient coastline almost exactly where Ballard found it....

The region's main archaeological attraction has always been the Black Sea itself, composed mostly of dense Mediterranean salt water that immediately plunged to the bottom of the freshwater lake when the Bosporus gave way 7,500 years ago.

Ever since, the less dense water on top has acted as a 500-foot-deep lid on a 7,000-foot-deep oxygen-free abyss--a watery wilderness...

My reply

Thanks. Ed found an AP article, "Noah's flood backed Black Sea area awash 7,000 years ago," in our Press-Enterprise, 11-20-99. "The man who tracked down the Titanic...has found evidence that the Black Sea was inundated in a giant flood about 7,000 years ago--perhaps the biblical flood of Noah...Robert Ballard...used side-scan sonar...He found, well out to sea, an ancient coastline and a change from freshwater to saltwater mollusks dating from about 7,000 years ago....Ballard scooped up a bucket of shells from the ancient shoreline--now 550 feet below the sea's surface. They included both extinct freshwater mollusks, presumably from before the flood, and saltwater mollusks from the postflood era, and were radiocarbon-dated. The most recent date for the freshwater shells was about 7,460 years ago, while the oldest saltwater shells dated to 6,820 years ago. That indicates a change about 7,000 years in the past...."

According to my Bible Chronology, Noah's Flood was in 1656 AH (BC 2387). 2387 + 1999 - 1 (no zero yr.) = 4385 years ago.

However, 4043 BC (beginning of the Dispensation of Innocence) + 1999 - 1 = 6041 years. I think Adam was in the Garden of Eden 40 years, and man's test being mortal and knowing both good and evil started after Adam's 40-years of probation and testing. I think those 6000 years ended in 1998.

My guess is that the catastrophe Ballard found evidence of was before Adam. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," but then afterward, the Earth was made waste and empty by judgment. "And the earth was (lit., became) without form, and void; and DARKNESS was upon the face of the deep" (Gen. 1:1,2).

When the curse (asteroid) of Zech 5:1-4 is to destroy the Beast and False Prophet's houses, the LORD "will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country" (Iraq, where Babylon is located) (Isa. 22:18). "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants....because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the CURSE devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left" (Isa. 24:1,5,6).

These two asteroid impacts, the one before Adam and the one on the first day of the millennial Day of the Lord, are probably both indicated in Jer. 4:23-28. It says, "I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was NO MAN." Here we see transition. In the former days, Adam was not yet present. In the end times, the men hide themselves and say to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us, and HIDE US from the face of him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come" (Rev. 6:16,17).

Continuing, Jer. 4 says, "and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence (paneh, face, i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30) of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this (the asteroid impact) shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be BLACK: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, heither will I turn back from it."

I think the asteroid impact will be brought about by a whirlwind of the LORD. Jer. 23:18-20 says, "For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of THE WICKED. The ANGER of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider (biyn, understand) it perfectly."

As we better understand the asteroid impact of the future, we can better understand the one of the past. What is to be has already been. The "secrets of wisdom...they are double (as if carbon copies) to that which is!" (Job. 11:6).

If the Earth is to be turned upside down as the Millennium begins, the Earth was probably turned upside down before Adam was put on it. Can you imagine what happened to the ocean?

On the third day, "God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place (the Pacific Basin, from where I think the Moon was born), and let the dry land qppear" (Gen. 1:9).

I knew the Dead Sea area was excessively salty, but I find it very interesting that God has seen fit to bring to light another corroborative fact that I only learned recently because of the drought in Israel. The bottom of the Sea of Galilee is also salt water. The fresh water rides on top of the salt water, and they are dangerously near using up all of the fresh.

The Black Sea and the Sea of Galilee share the same characteristic, fresh water riding on the deep salt water. I look at my map and think, "How did the salt waters of the Mediterranean get into the Black Sea and the Sea of Galilee directly south of the Black Sea?" An asteroid impact could do it.

Now it makes good sense why the healing waters of the river of the sanctuary will be needed in the Millennium. Eze. 47:1-11 says, "Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar....Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea (the Dead Sea): which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be HEALED. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall LIVE: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be HEALED; and everything shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, AS THE FISH OF THE GREAT SEA (the Mediterranean), exceeding many. But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall NOT BE HEALED; they shall be given to SALT."

Nahum 1:2-9 says, "God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth...and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth WRATH for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the WHIRLWIND and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh THE SEA (one asteroid piece hits the Mediterranean, Rev. 8:8; Zeph. 2:4,5), and maketh it DRY, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon lanuisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the EARTH IS BURNED at his presence (paneh, face, i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30), yea, THE WORLD, AND ALL THAT DWELL THEREIN. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his ANGER? his FURY (Eze. 38:18) is poured out like fire, and THE ROCKS ARE THROWN DOWN BY HIM. The LORD is good, a strong hold in the DAY OF TROUBLE; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But WITH AN OVERRUNNING FLOOD he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and DARKNESS shall pursue his enemies. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: AFFLICTION SHALL NOT RISE UP THE SECOND TIME."

In the past, some have thought that the Mediterranean Sea could have been dry at one time. There is a shelf at the Straights of Gibralter over which the waters of the Atlantic flow. Do you suppose that the Mediterranean Basin was excavated by asteroid impact at some time in the past?

Concerning both the catastrophe before the first Adam's rule and the catastrophe before the Second Adam's rule on Earth, Isa. 51:9 says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (Christ, Isa. 53:1); awake, AS IN THE ANCIENT DAYS, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut (split) Rahab (Satan's planet, now the Asteroid Belt), and wounded the dragon (Satan)?"

Job 26:11-14 (Jerus. Bible) says, "The pillars of the heavens tremble, awe-struck at his threats. By his power, he has whipped up the Sea, by his skill, HE HAS CRUSHED RAHAB. His breath has made the heavens luminous (the blackness of space lit up by the impact explosions?), his hand transfixed the Fleeing Serpent (Satan). This is only a fraction of what he has done and all we catch of it is the feeblest ECHO."

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