I have been studying with my friend Mike about Revelations and Daniels. I have been researching the end times for several months and there is SO much. I found some key things that we all definitely need to know. There has been so much misunderstanding about these things and the Bible explains it clearly:
Beasts are Kingdoms: (Daniel 7:17-18, Daniel 7:23)
"Thus he said, the fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth..." Daniel 7:23
There are FOUR beasts that rises from the sea, four kingdoms that arise. Daniels chapter 7 explains each. This link below explains each one in depth about those beasts. (first was the British, the second was Russia, the third was Germany and the fourth is the ultimate and final beast with a global power.) I strongly urge you to take the time to read this link, and Daniel 7 & 8 to understand who the fourth beast will be.
The fourth beast will have ten horns. What do the horns represent? Daniel 7:24 explains what they are:
"And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them: and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings."
The ten horns are ten kings that will receive their power from the beast within one hour, as stated in Revelations 17: 12. Also read on to see what they are capable of:
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet, but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is the Lord of lords, and Kings of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen and faithful." Rev 17:12-14.
There is one that will rise, which is called the LITTLE HORN. This is the one we fear the most, but he is the little horn, not the beast for the beast is a kingdom. Daniel 7:8 reads:
"I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things."
Daniel 7:20-22 writes that this same little horn, "whose look was more stout than his fellows," that this same horn made war with the saints and prevailed against them (he overcomes the saints also in Rev 13:7) , until the Ancient of Days (God) came, and judgment was given and the saints possessed the kingdom.
The three kings of the ten are plucked up by the roots (if you pluck a plant out by it's roots, it cannot grow no more. You have destroyed it.) There will be 7 kings left, and the little horn will be of the 7, but is the 8th. (Daniel 7:24 says he subdues/overcomes the 3 kings). Revelation 17:11 writes:
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition."
This Little Horn will blaspheme the name of God (Rev 13:1, Rev 13:6, Daniel 7:25).
Where did this Little Horn come from? Daniel 8:8-11 states that there was a goat (who is usually described as a goat in the Bible?) that had a great horn between his eyes, and it broke into four pieces (four beasts) and out of one of them came forth a little horn which waxed (grew) very great and magnified himself.
This is what happens to the little horn in Daniel 8:24-25:
"And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power (he gets it from the dragon, also note Rev 13:4): and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by the peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand (refer to: 2nd thessalonains 2:8, for he shall be destroyed by the Word that comes out of Jesus' mouth and be consumed)."
Will we see him come? The answer is yes, from what Paul writes in 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-4
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand (his coming for us).
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first (apostasy), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (he will show himself as God in the temple)"
We will see him arrive, oppose God and show himself as a god. Anyone who is not saved will believe a strong delusion, this great lie and follow him. We already know who the messiah is, for John chapter 10 says, my sheep know my voice.
My goal from this study is to make us all aware and be able to recognize what the beast is, and who the little horn is. We shall not be deceived for the Bible has already told us these things. We get a sneak preview of what happens, and we already know that there is victory in Jesus.
We can trust in the Word of God. He has given us his prophecies and fulfills them to show his infalliable Word. We do not walk in blind faith for God has shown us mighty things with his Word and proved it by fulfilling his Word.
Some of you may have already heard about FOCA. I wrote a post about it a little while ago, HERE. Basically, Obama wants to remove ALL abortion laws and bans immediately and the taxpayers will be paying for all the abortions. I will post a copy of the email that Lisa forwarded to me below, so you can see what we're trying to do. There's also a link included where you can sign the petition online! Let us take action and let us be a voice. I'm fighting, so I can secure the future of my children. Whatever is your motivation, remember these things.
From the Desk of:
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
We are closing in on our goal of delivering 50,000 petitions to
President Barack Obama, opposing his announced plans to remove
hundreds of pro-life laws from the books.
Given the events of the past few days, this petition delivery
is even more important. President Obama has already moved to
force taxpayers to fund overseas abortions, and his "stimulus"
bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for "family planning."
Our records show that you have not yet signed the petition. If you
are pro-life and want to be included in this important delivery,
please go here now:
If thousands of friends like you take action, we could deliver
60,000 or even 70,000 petitions to the White House and the
offices of other key officials.
Once again, thank you so much for your faithful partnership with Liberty
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
This video has been passed down among my deaf friends on Facebook. (It has CC for hearing people, so click CC to see subtitles). Although she is criticized for what she reports about Obama, she is right. It is true! Watch for yourselves.
I wanted to let you know that I am alive even though I have not been posting a LOT lately! So much has been built up inside of me with the stress and emotional drain with facing court that after mediation went well, I just felt....
......... and exhausted!! Like I've been holding my breath for so long and forgot to exhale, and forgot to release my muscles!.............
.......... and that even though it's cold outside, my heart is smiling. God is good isn't he??.....
I'll pray for God to use me to write his Words again! I love it when he sends me his inspirations to write about! Meanwhile, here are some silly pictures from our weekend at my nephew's birthday party! He turned 3! Our kids are 2 (Brady), 3 (Cody) and 4 (Landon) :)
Brady, my Party Animal!
Aww!! My son inherited his mommy's teeth!! Isn't that sweet?? :-B
I just got home from a long weekend at my sister's house. My nephew just turned 3! Our boys had a blast playing together and I loved to be able to hang out with my mom and sister. It's so awesome to be able to get together with them like old times all over again! Now, if only I could get Brady to sleep! He has so much energy, especially after a LONG drive!
I am also trying to mentally and emotionally prepare myself for Mediation this Monday at 8:30am. I dread that courtroom more than anything but there's nothing like knowing God is there through all your battles. I need your prayers for my strength to stand for my children, wisdom to know how to answer, and peace in my heart by being aware of God's presence and trusting in him. I just beg the Lord to keep both of my boys in the palm of his hand, no matter what happens.
Recently, SisterLisa took me to the local park (a beautiful park too), and took some pictures! It has a Bring on the Rain theme! I'll ask her how to make a design and add it to my blog! She's an amazing photographer! :)
Have a blessed Sunday! _ \m/
Today is a big day for our nation. We have a newly elected President of the United States: Barrack Obama. I was crushed when I heard he won the election, but was reminded that God still sits on the throne. Every leader that comes to power has been ordained so by the power of God. They will fit in his ultimate plan so we are to trust in the Lord. Trust in the Lord and don't worry about these things. God has already gone ahead of us and taken care of everything.
Let us pray for our Leader. There is nothing greater we can do for our country but to pray for our leader.
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Romans 13:1
I got this in the email today from Celeste, who used to be my sister in law (and still an awesome friend). I absolutely ADORE these pictures!! Aren't they cute??! My boys are sitting on the bricks with their cousins! Landon and Brady are on the left side and their cousins are on the right side! Aren't they such HANDSOME little gentlemen??
Today, my boys came home from their weekend with their father and I missed them SO much! I don't think I will ever get used to having them away from me. I was telling Landon that I loved him so much that mama's heart feels like it could explode! I did the "kab0Om" effect and he laughed. Suddenly, I found myself weeping and I just held him tight and told him that I am so thankful for him!
In Jesus' name, Amen.
There is something that has happened that we all need to be aware of right now. There is something called, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, that can interfere with your fundamental, parental rights to raise your child. It is happening in many countries right now and America is next! Hilary Clinton is the newly appointed Secretary of State AND an avid supporter of UNCRC.
Basically, the government can override our parental rights without due process of the law and at their own whim. Parents now have to PROVE their capabilities to raise their own children under the assumption that all are already unfit. The government can make their own decisions about our parental rights according to their own definitions of what is in the "best interest of the child." This has been overwhelmingly abused in the other countries.
Here are some example testimonies that I found from the official website, at Parental Rights.
A thirteen-year-old boy in Washington State was removed from his parents after he complained to school counselors that his parents took him to church too often. His school counselors had encouraged him to call Child Protective Services with his complaint, which led to his subsequent removal and placement in foster care. It was only after the parents agreed to a judge's requirement of less-frequent church attendance that they were able to recover their son.
WEST VIRGINIA—A West Virginia mother was shocked when a local circuit judge and a family court judge ordered her to share custody of her four-year-old daughter with two of the girl’s babysitters. Referring to the sitters as “psychological co-parents,” the justices first awarded full custody to them, only permitting the mother to visit her daughter four times a week at McDonalds. Eventually she was granted primary custody, but forced to continue to share her daughter with the sitters.
When her case finally reached the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in October 2007, the beleaguered mother was relieved to finally be granted full custody of her daughter.
In their October 25 opinion, the Supreme Court justices wrote that they were "deeply troubled by the utter disregard" for the mother's rights. One justice referred to the mother's right as the "paramount right in the world."
Chief Justice Robin Davis summed up the case in one simple question: "Why does a natural parent have to prove fitness when she has never been found unfit?"
SEIZED FOR A BLOOD TEST
NEBRASKA—When Mary and Josue Anaya received a letter asking if they would have their new baby Joel, undergo a blood test, they decided not to, citing religious convictions. The couple was shocked when weeks later Sheriff's deputies showed up on their doorstep to seize their six-week-old baby.
No one had informed the couple that if they refused to have the baby tested, he would be placed in foster care. The family’s attorney, Jeff Downing, says that "this is a classic case of the government overreaching and violating a family’s constitutional rights."
Joel is the first baby in Nebraska that has been seized for a mandatory blood test. In this particular case, Downing says, the state "acted first and asked questions later."
The six-week-old was kept in foster care and only reunited with his parents once the blood test was performed and the preliminary results came back.
These are just a few testimonies amongst MANY that you can find at these links,
There are lots of more information in these websites! Our religion and education decisions are also under direct attack. Please research further, sign the petition and tell a friend! We need to establish our parental rights in the Constitution!
Put a LOGO on your blog at https://www.parentalrights.org/action/blogger
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In the evening, I was in the kitchen making dinner. I was tired from writing blogs and was taking a break, but while I was cooking I felt a prompting in my heart from the Lord to create a Purifying Challenge. It became persistent that I had to put my pan aside and go back to the computer to write it.
It amazes me how many Christians do not strive for a pure lifestyle nowdays. Being in the world is like playing in the mud pit. I wrote this challenge and it was something that I have been applying in my own life recently. I threw away twenty movies that I owned so far. I threw away every CD I owned because I knew there was nothing of God in it. I threw away several bags of clothes this year that even though they were trendy, they were revealing and immodest. I quit MySpace several months ago because I couldn't stand looking at the advertisements anymore.
Let us all join the bandwagon and purify our homes, purify our blogs, purify our entertainment collection and purify everything around us! Come to AGMinistries to read the article, "The Purifying Challenge" and get your own banner!
Many of us who read the Bible notice that God uses the same numbers over and over in different circumstances. I've often wondered what those numbers meant. I found something online that was fascinating and was very helpful in understanding! I wanted to share it with you all-
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There is a new law that is being passed called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). While this is a law that bans lead and dangerous chemicals in children's toys and products, it has a terrible impact on others in this nation. Read how this can affect you and your family:
All businesses that sell any children products are required to pay for a third party testing on each product. Large manufacturers may be able to afford this, but small businesses cannot. It can cost thousands of dollars (estimation of at least $4,000 dollars) for one item.
ANYONE who sells any children's items, such as: toys, clothes, cds, dvds, books, homeschooling supplies, bicycles, and so forth has to comply with this new law. We cannot even give any of these things away to charity. The government requires all of it to be disposed. Everything must be certified and tested.
This law passes on Feburary 10th of this year (2009) and after that, it will be illegal to sell or give away these items. The penalty is 100,000 dollars and 5 years in prison.
Thrift stores, libraries, small businesses, Ebay stores and home businesses will suffer greatly from this impact. Amazon has already contacted their vendors and told them to comply with this law and stop selling books that do not meet these requirements.
Read this Article for More Information:
What Can We Do About It??
ACT NOW before the quickly approaching deadlines:
1) Email or call the CPSIA - the office of the CPSC ombudsman at 888-531-9070. http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/newleg.aspx
Comments on Component Parts Testing accepted through January 30,2009. Or email: Sec102ComponentPartsTesting@cpsc.gov
2) Contact your local representatives. For their contact information, just enter your zip code. http://capwiz.com/americanapparel/dbq/officials/
3) Make your voice heard by voting on this issue! The top 3 ineach category will be presented to President-elect Obama. http://change.org/ideas/view/save_handmade_toys_from_the_cpsia
4) Sign the petition.http://ipetitions.com/petition/economicimpactsofCPSIA/index.html
5) Spread the word! Forward this article. Send an email. Writeabout this on your blog. Tell others about this issue andencourage them to do the same.
Miss Jocelyn at her Pondering Heart Blog has created some absolutely stunning banners of the Proverbs 31 woman! I added a few to my blog (at the very end of the right side of my blog). I had to rave about them!! Go check out what she made, HERE and add some to your site!
I know that I have been posting a lot lately about the signs of the times and prophecies. I want all of you to know that we shouldn't fear any of these things. It is not God's intention to bring us any fear, and we shall trust in him and take refuge under his wings. God will take care of his children like he has since the beginning of time.
I want to thank Lisa Shaw, from "Speak On It With Lisa S," for honoring me with a Premio Dardos Award! This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values with each message they write. Thank you sweet Lisa Shaw for thinking of me! ((HUGS)) _ \ m /
While I would award this to every blogger, I know that I must follow the rules presented to me and they are as follows:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I am encouraged to present this Award to:
1. Fly Away Birdie- by Martha
2. Homespun Life- by Lisa
3. Walking Therin- by Jacque
4. The Daily Planet- by Amanda
5. A Pondering Heart- by Jocelyn
6. Precious in His Sight- by Clara
7. Be of Good Cheer- by Mike
8. Pages of My Heart- by Judy
9. Sharing Life with Lisa- by Lisa S.
10. Planet Williams- by Krystal
11. Holding Forth the Word- by Daniel
12. From the Pages of My Heart- by Jessica
13. Stitches of Grace- by Theresa
14. AgMinistries - by Lisa B.
15. Growing in Grace Magazine- by GGM
God bless every single one of you and I enjoy all your blogs! It is hard for me to choose and single out 15 bloggers because you all are so wonderful to me! Love you guys! _ \ m /
My mom and I decided to start a project called "Needles for the Needy" this last month. We have been given so much from the Lord and our cup runneth over! We felt like it would be an honor to give back to others who need it too!
God has placed a burden in our heart for the homeless. We have a personal experience of being homeless for ten years. Growing in Grace Magazine featured an article that I wrote about my experiences called, With No Place to Call Home.
We want to help the homeless by crocheting as many blankets as we can for next winter! I have contacted the local rescue mission and will get a goal number very soon! We wrote a basic pattern of double crochet blankets using two yarns together to make it thicker and warmer for the needy. However, if you have your own blankets that you created and would like to donate, we will welcome those as well!
We also accept any help financially with donations and even donated yarns to help the ladies make more blankets! Come and visit our website and see how you can be involved! Spread the word please! God bless!