22 Mar 2023

22 Mar 2023

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Hindu Kush at intermediate depth, Afghanistan 
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at 16:47 UTC on March 21, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 187.6 km (116.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 191 km (118.7 miles).

Powerful storm to slam California with heavy rain, strong winds, and heavy snowfall, U.S. 
A strong storm will move ashore across California today accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain and heavy snow for the higher terrain. Flooding will be of great concern for Southern California into portions of Arizona through Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Several feet of snow is expected across central and southern California Mountains into the central Great Basin. Snow will impact the northern Plains into tonight.

From drought to deluge: California experiences second snowiest winter on record 
This winter season in California has been one for the books, with snowpack statewide doubling the normal levels and much above what’s typical by April 1st, historically the deepest snow depth of the season. Despite widespread flooding and mandatory evacuations around rivers and creeks, the southern Sierra region, particularly Soda Springs, has seen an impressive amount of snowfall, marking the second snowiest winter on record with over 17 m (56 feet) of snow. While still shy of the record set during the 1951-52 season, with more snow predicted, it’s expected to come close in the next couple of

Canadian Cancer Society: ‘Trans Women’ Should Consider Screenings for ‘Neo-Cervix’ Cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society is advising men it describes as “trans women” who have had “bottom surgery” to discuss cervical cancer screenings with their doctors while acknowledging that men do not have cervixes.

Andy Stanley Goes All In And Makes North Point Community An LGBTQ-Affirming Church, Hosting The Queer Friendly ‘Unconditional Conference’ 
What’s the hottest trend in Christianity in 2023? Glad you asked, it’s queer-affirming churches. The charge is being led by a wonderful group of ear-tickling apostates like Andy Stanley, and supported by things like the Asbury Revival and the ‘Jesus Revolution’ movie. Bible doctrine is O.U.T. out, and humanistic relativism with just a pinch of ‘bible-speak’ is in. Welcome to Embracing The Journey, your seat at the ‘Unconditional Conference’ is already reserved and waiting for you. Please remember to forget your Bible when you check in, you won’t be needing that pesky old Book.

HUGE NEWS for Election Integrity! TWO MORE States Cut Ties with ERIC Voter Roll Systems – OHIO and IOWA Are Out! 
For over a year now the Gateway Pundit has reported on the ERIC voter roll system that is used in   25 states.  The system was originally promoted as a tool to clean up voter rolls.  It is anything but that.

Yellen’s Rescue Plan Would Destroy Small Banks While Bailing Out Chinese Depositors
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s recently announced policy to safeguard all uninsured deposits at failing banks deemed to be a “systemic risk” to the U.S. economy would destroy smaller financial institutions while simultaneously bailing out Chinese depositors, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

There are no official safety standards for 5G tech, there are only guidelines.
Dr. Beverly Rubik joins Stew to talk about how 5G can disrupt the tissue structures inside the human body. 5G can produce oxidative stress, changes in cell membranes, DNA damage, nervous system problems, and reproductive harm. As 5G technology blankets across the earth it will terraform it into an electromagnetic hell scape.

Maryland teacher brags about loving ‘communism’ and ‘indoctrinating’ students in TikTok rant
A radical teacher in Maryland is under scrutiny after being caught on social media openly bragging about her desire to “indoctrinate” students into socialism and other far-left causes.

Contrary To What The Hyper-Dispensationalists Tell You, The Body Of Christ Began At The Cross And Not Somewhere In The Book Of Acts, And It’s Before Paul 
Nothing like a King James Bible to clear up false teaching, and today we take a look at when the body of Christ, and the Church, actually began. The hyper-dispensationalists will try and tell you that it started in Acts with the commission of Paul, and nothing could be further from the truth. Paul himself tells you in Romans 16:7 that there were many people in the body of Christ before he was. In fact, the body of Christ doesn’t begin anywhere in the book of Acts, it begins on the cross at Calvary.

Study finds 1 in every 99 COVID Vaccinated Toddlers require Emergency Care or Hospitalisation
A study conducted by scientists from several respected institutions across Germany & Switzerland has discovered that 1 in every 99 Covid-19 vaccination children aged 5 and under require emergency care or hospitalisation.

Government publishes shocking figures on COVID Vaccine Deaths: 1 in every 73 Vaccinated people died by June 2022 compared to just 1 in every 172 Not-Vaccinated People
According to official figures published by the UK Government institution, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), by the 1st of June 2022, 1 in every 73 Covid-19 vaccinated people in England had sadly died. But during the same time frame, only 1 in every 172 not-vaccinated people had sadly died.

UK Government confirms 1 in every 310 people died within 48 days of receiving the first COVID Vaccine Booster 
Official figures published by the UK Government confirm 1 in every 310 people who received a third dose of the Covid-19 injection in England by 31st December 2021, sadly died within 48 days.

Mistakes were not made; The Great Democide of the 2020s was not a mistake
“The following poem was inspired by a conversation with Mike Yeadon. We have both independently noticed the increasing use of terms like ‘bungled’ and ‘blunder’ to describe the crimes against humanity perpetrated under the cloak of covid. Even well-meaning people who share similar values and goals sometimes fall into this trap being set by those preparing their parachute jump from culpability.

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  • Reply March 22, 2023


    If you happen to read this commentary and have not received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I would urge you to continue reading and consider the “Special Message” that I have included for you at the end of this commentary.

    Setting the backdrop

    The world is unraveling in a major way, to the extent that even the general population has begun to awaken to it. I don’t believe any of this attention to secular “awakening” will accomplish anything lasting. It will only serve to be a delaying action. Most human-sourced “solutions” do not address the core issue, which is spiritual.

    In a strange sort of dichotomy, the “woke” are now in most positions of power and governance, yet they are not even remotely related to those who are just beginning to constitute the “awakened.”

    There is much emphasis on “conservativism.” Countless articles, websites, and activities point out this “awakening” in secular terms (protests, lawsuits, legal actions, etc.), but “conservatism” is not the answer. Things have gone far beyond any effort to recover those values.

    It is the erosion of Bible-based values that has brought about the loss of conservatism.

    There is plenty of “spiritual” activity going on right now, but not of the kind that can help the world’s cataclysmic self-destruction.

    It is not the Spirit of God that is prevalent today in so many people, but the spirit of demonic influence. William DeArteaga Isara Mo

    Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12? Link Hudson Brett Dobbs Duane L Burgess Anička Bubanová John Digsby John Mushenhouse Neil Steven Lawrence Nelson Banuchi Katie N Dakota Morrow Michael Chauncey Oscar Valdez

    In June 2017 and May 2018, I had email exchanges with Prof. Larry W. Hurtado and Dean Craig C. Hill (two high-caliber NT scholars) about the second coming, the rapture and, more specifically, the saints in 1 and 2 Thess.

    1 Thessalonians 3:13

    2 Thessalonians 1:3–12

    They did not satisfactorily answer my question(s):

    Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12?

    Both Prof. Hurtado and Dean Hill say that the saints in 1 Thess. 3.13 refer to human believers/saints (I will only briefly quote them, I cannot reproduce all their email responses here):

    Prof. Hurtado

    Based on typical NT usage, I’d take the “hagioi” of 1Thess and 2 Thess
    to be “saints” or believers. Zech speaks of “holy ones” as angels,
    but the NT authors seem to have taken the word more as a label for
    believers… If you do a study of all instances of “hoi hagioi” (holy
    ones) in Paul, you will see that he characteristically applies the
    term to believers in Jesus… I take the holy ones in 1 Thess 3:13 to
    be believers, who are deceased and return with him. They are
    “raptured”. They’re the deceased. Paul directly addresses the
    question about them in 4:13ff… The passage in 1 Thess 4 doesn’t talk
    about a “rapture” but a rising up of believers to meet the returning
    Jesus… And, again, just run down all the instances in Paul of “hoi
    hagioi” (holy ones). You’ll see for yourself how he uses the term…
    First, in 1 Thess 3:13 the “parousia” of Jesus = his coming and
    eschatological appearance/presence. Obviously, his “saints” will be
    there with him. Second, the “meta” (with”) phrase “with all his holy
    ones” seems to me to be inclusive of the believers addressed. I.e.,
    you will be blameless before God . . . with all the holy

    Dean Hill

    Dear Brian, The possibility exists that 3:11-13 refers to angels, but
    I think it is likelier that it refers to humans.

    However, I still dont understand how the saint/holy ones in 1 Thess 3.13 can be human believers in light of 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12.

    So 3 main passages:

    1 Thessalonians 3:13

    1 Thessalonians 4:13–18

    2 Thessalonians 1:3–12

    Other relevant texts:

    Zechariah 14.5

    Matthew 16.27

    Matthew 24.30-31

    • Reply March 22, 2023


      Troy Day I’m going add some more text in light of the text you already provided.

      Matthew 25:31-32 (KJV) 31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

      Daniel 7:13-14 (KJV) 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
      Daniel 7:15-16 (KJV) 15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
      Daniel 7:18-18 (KJV) But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
      Daniel 7:21-22 (KJV) 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
      Daniel 7:27-27 (KJV) And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

      Matthew 22:30 (KJV)
      For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

      Mark 12:25 (KJV)
      For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

      Daniel 12:2-3 (KJV) 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

      1 Corinthians 15:51-56 (KJV) 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? 56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.

      1 John 3:2 (KJV)
      Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

      Isaiah 25:7-8 (KJV) 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

      Isaiah 26:19-21 (KJV) 19 Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

      I could spend a long time unpacking all of this. So I’m going to jump to my short conclusion. Upon a believers death or as 1 Thessalonians 4 puts it “asleep in Jesus Christ”, the believers soul goes to heaven.
      At the time of the resurrection those bodies get called up first before the remaining living believers. The souls of the saints return with Jesus in the clouds as Jesus calls up those dead bodies first. To be reunited in glorification. Then the saints are still alive get glorified and called up.
      Glorification is still a bit of mystery. John says we will be like Jesus- as he is. Jesus says that we will be like the angels not given into marriage. Perhaps we will be like the angels in more ways than just not being given in marriage. Overall I think we become as angels. Different in many aspects but very similar to the effect of being called angels.

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