God is NEVER Surprised

I can't believe it!

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”
–Isaiah 46:10

When contemplating God Almighty, there are a GREAT number of things which the mere human mind has a hard time grasping.

A few of these hard-to-understand ideas have to do with God’s omnipresence: His being EVERYWHERE, AT EVERY TIME ALL OF THE TIME.

Humans are created FINITE creatures; i.e., with a beginning and an end; living within a system which imposes boundaries beyond which humans cannot go.

Humans are also created WITHOUT omnipresence: humans exist in one place ONLY all of the time.

From various conversations through the years, it seems as if grasping that God is present at EVERY TIME (past, present and future) is one of the hardest concepts for mere humans to understand.

In fact, there is NO past, present or future to a God who is present EVERYWHERE.

This is the reason God’s Word can be certain of declaring what is to happen: God exists in the future and has already seen what takes place.  God is not limited by the precepts of a dimension (time) which He created (largely for man).

Some men do not believe that which they cannot understand.  This is the primary reason so many workers of iniquity dismiss OUT OF HAND so many aspects of an all-powerful God: they do not believe what they do not understand.

So many workers of iniquity focus so intently on their work of the moment.  In this manner, they seek to avoid the uncomfortable truths they have acknowledged elsewhere in their lives.

“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.”
–Proverbs 21:30

Back to God NEVER being surprised.

INCOMPLETE INFORMATION is a necessary requirement of an element of surprise.

Since God is omniscient–knowing ALL things; knowing EVERY THING–God does not EVER operate from incomplete information.

Therefore, an element of surprise is impossible.

Perhaps that is why there are no jokes in the Word of God: a good joke depends upon the element of surprise.

And that is why–regardless of what Satan may claim; regardless of what evil men may hope; regardless of what the workers of iniquity have hitched their wagons to: God is NEVER surprised.

“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
–Psalm 2:2-4

“I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD”
–Proverbs 1:26-29

To paraphrase Numbers 23:19.

“God is not a man, that he should be surprised.”

IS the reader surprised that God is not?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2020.]

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What is the Purpose Behind the “Life-Is-An-Illusion” Scam?

illusion

About a month ago, it was suggested that “Everything is an illusion.”

After looking into that deceptive, though fairly common, claim, a series of pieces were produced.


PART ONE: A Few Questions for Those Who Believe This Life is An Illusion

PART TWO: Variations on the “This Life is An Illusion” Story

PART THREE: NOTHING IS REAL: Part of the “This is ALL an Illusion” Deception


This leads to a few question.

“Why make the claim that ‘everthing is an illusion’?”

“Are there any other questions about the claim that ‘everything is an illusion’?”

“What is purpose to claiming that everything is an illusion?”

1- Why make the claim that ‘everything is an illusion’?

The answer to this appears to be fairly straightforward.

IF one can claim that everything is an illusion, then one can attempt to evade responsibility for all of one’s acts and behavior.

After all, IF everything is an illusion, then that includes one’s actions and behavior.

IF everything is an illusion, then that means no one commits ANY sinful actions because sin is an illusion.

After all, who is to say what is real IF nothing is real?

This line of reasoning hopes to evade God’s judgment for our actions.

However, the speculation is that God will not be overly impressed with this claim and will dismiss it out of hand.

2-  Are there any questions about the claim that ‘everything is an illusion’?

One related question posed to members of a certain Eastern religious group–many who advocate the “Life is an illusion” claim–has NEVER received a satisfactory answer.

“Why is it easier to believe in an impersonal force which is EVERYWHERE and which somehow magically judges you and renders a verdict (karma) than it is to believe a God who created you ultimately judges you?”

Another question is “You teach that the world become LESS real the more spiritual you become; that only the spirit is real.  BUT this is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what God’s Word teaches. Why is that?”

“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”
–Jeremiah 23:29

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
–Hebrews 4:12

“Other than a bunch of words, how can you PROVE to me that everything is an illusion?”

3- What is the purpose to claiming that everything is an illusion?

If nothing is real; if everything is an illusion: then EVERYTHING can be thought of as a “do-over.”

This is the attraction behind the deception of reincarnation.

Everything is a do-over.  One re-lives this life until one gets it right.

There are no lasting consequences.  There is no final judgment. There is only a constant progression toward something better.

It challenges the Word of God.

It is the perfect satanic “benefit of the doubt” theology.

“I’m sorry, but there simply is not enough evidence to convict my client.  He will just have to RE-LIVE his life all over again.”

Because it deceives men into believing that they have more than one chance to “get it right,” the ‘everything is an illusion’ claim is a SCAM.

A deception which causes the ignorant MUCH harm–both in this life and eternally.

This life IS real.

This life is NOT an illusion.

And IF one EVER undergoes a spiritual rebirth, one will know this as much as anything which can be known.

DOES the reader believe that his life is an illusion?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2020.]

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  1. PART ONE: A Few Questions for Those Who Believe This Life is An Illusion
  2. PART TWO: Variations on the “This Life is An Illusion” Story
  3. PART THREE: NOTHING IS REAL: Part of the “This is ALL an Illusion” Deception

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Life After Coronavirus?

the new normal

One popular expressed sentiment these days seems to be “Everything’s getting back to normal.”

There are several factors which have contributed to this recent optimism, among which appear to be:

  1. Several states have allowed various businesses to re-open.
  2. Several states have let their prison lockdown/quarantine/shelter-in-place orders expire.
  3. A number of states have claimed they will be READY to open for business soon.
  4. Many people are anticipating the thrill of getting free cononabonanza checks, with some already having spent this promised loot before it arrived.
  5. When it comes to past unpleasantness, Americans usually try to quickly forget and “move on.”
  6. In general, Americans have been raised with the outlook that things WILL return to “normal.”
  7. Many Americans feel that the coronavirus was just another bump in the road we call “life.”

Without desiring to rain on too many parades, a few things should be pointed out.

1- What Americans MIGHT be heading into is NOT a return to the “normal” they left behind after the first of the year.  Maybe Americans will be heading into a NEW NORMAL–one that is unlike any other part of their life thus far experienced.

The New Normal might include LOTS of “Better Safe Than Sorry” measures recommended and promoted by the usual “experts.”

Because they just want to see everyone safe and protected.

Perhaps everyone will eventually be wearing masks “just to be safe.”

Perhaps the “social distancing” the world has learned the past few months will become a permanent part of one’s life.

Perhaps SOME previously-legal behaviour will be thought to now be “risky.”

2- Is there ANYONE who believes we have seen the last of the coronavirus?

IN TWO MONTHS, the coronavirus altered the actions of the ENTIRE WORLD.

IN TWO MONTHS, the coronavirus was able to trump constitutions, declarations of rights and other pieces of paper which supposedly “guaranteed” the world that they had “rights.

IN TWO MONTHS, the coronavirus was able to force many individual “rights” into the dumpster.

The coronavirus was the PERFECT event for the end times: in its name, many sweeping measures, rules, regulations and codes which would have otherwise taken YEARS to enact–if EVER–were put into place.

3- In the media coverage of the CORONAVIRUS AFTERMATH, a great many revealing facts will become known to the public which will be blamed on the then-immediate need to battle the virus.

There will be a number of stories about the COSTS of the infection to governments, both in money and manpower and in other ways not now thought of.

There will be a number of stories told about HOW MUCH STRAIN the coronavirus put on the present systems.  Maybe those systems will even have to be completely restructured?

Those familiar with their Bibles should easily be able to see where this is headed.

But at least a few questions will have been answered.

How did we gain the upper hand on coronavirus?

We stayed united!

Things back to normal?

Probably a New Normal.

Was coronavirus the worst?

The whole episode felt like a run-through.  Readers should expect something worse to come.

Those in control have not tightened the noose nearly as snug as they desire.

Life after coronavirus?

Yeah, there will be life after coronavirus.

Just not the life most were expecting.

IS the reader already planning on his life “getting back to normal“?

ARE the many changes just another ‘bump in the road’ we call life?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 29, 2020.]

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Worldly Kings

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“And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
–Luke 1:33

God’s Word informs that when Jesus Christ returns, He will reign over an everlasting, eternal kingdom.

“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. 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 7:13-14

Perhaps that is why the world is so intent on providing the public with its version of “the king.”

Every 20 years or so, the world trots out another man it claims is the “king.

One of the best-known and most heavily promoted was the singer, Elvis Presley.

Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “The King”.

Then there was the sad king: Michael Jackson.

Dubbed the “King of Pop“, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music.

The early 20th century saw the promotion of another “king”: Benny Goodman.

Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the “King of Swing”.

One of the latest to enjoy the world’s promotion is basketball player, Lebron James.

“King James”, a nickname for basketball player LeBron James.

The world has offered every segment of the general population a chance to enjoy their own king.  Proof of that is NASCAR’s Richard Petty.

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is an American former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series).

In the world of acting, Hollywood claimed it’s own “king.”

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as “The King of Hollywood”.

Finally, there is one more from the music scene.

George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the “King of Country

There are MANY more men which the world claims are “kings.”  One only need devote a little time and effort and soon, a page full of the names of such men can be compiled.

For now, the world will honor the men it has raised up to the status of “kings” because the world will NOT acknowledge Jesus Christ.

However, the world WILL one acknowledge the true King.

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
–Philippians 2:10-11

DOES the reader have a favorite “king“?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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