Loopholes

loophole

“I’m looking for loopholes.”
W.C. Fields (said reportedly when caught reading a Bible)

It seems that everybody is looking for a LOOPHOLE.

A loophole is an ambiguity or inadequacy in a system, such as a law or security, which can be used to circumvent or otherwise avoid the purpose, implied or explicitly stated, of the system.

IN FACT, some conduct a nearly-obsessive search for such devices.

There was once a man who enjoyed playing chess; rather, he enjoyed playing TOURNAMENT chess (which is the organized conduct of games).  After this man had purchased SEVERAL copies of the OFFICIAL RULES OF CHESS, it was remarked that he must surely love the game to make those buys.

His reply?

“Not really.  I’m looking for loopholes–and I’ll find ’em.  I’m going to win a game one day because of a loophole!”

After one of his buddies convinced him that, while other systems may have these escape clauses, tournament chess did NOT, the man ceased his search for loopholes and quit buying rule books.

(Or maybe, the man CONVINCED HIMSELF, having read and digested the very strict, very well-thought-out rules of the game.)

All of this talk about LOOPHOLES is only an introduction to the topic of LOOPHOLES IN THE END TIMES.

In short, there are NONE.

While the systems designed by man are flawed and MAY contain LOOPHOLES, the systems designed by a perfect God do NOT.

This includes the end times, a time period long ago devised by God to weigh the earth and its inhabitants and to JUDGE them, based on the commandments of God, as recorded in God’s Word.

Perhaps there are a few readers who believe that, when the day is done, they will be saved from the chaos; from the hurly-burly; from the JUDGMENT of the end times by their good fortune, their good looks or by some other escape clause LOOPHOLE.

They will not.

Although man has a much elevated opinion of himself and his abilities, over the centuries it has been proved by Satan himself: man cannot outsmart God.

[The account of how King Balak of Moab TRIED to outwit God is told in chapters 22, 23 and 24 of Numbers.]

What then is a remedy for those who want to survive the chaos and JUDGMENT of the end times?

The following will advance the reader further than a continuous, fruitless search for LOOPHOLES.

Particularly, when NONE exist.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
–Proverbs 3:5-10

Man may occasionally (or usually) outwit OTHER MEN.

Man CANNOT outwit God.

[This message is especially for those readers who pride themselves  as being able to “live by their wits.”]

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 17-19, 2021.]

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The Unknown

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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
H.P.Lovecraft

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie Ten Boom

So, of the two competing quotes at the top of this article, who is one to believe: a hero of World War II (who was much exalted by the world) OR a writer who was largely poor and unknown during his lifetime?

However, even today, Lovecraft has NO END of those who support his point of view.

“There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.”
Elias Canetti

“We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces.”
Georg Buchner

(Buchner–like most who are immersed in the world–got PART of this right.  Men ARE puppets, BUT their strings are pulled either by the One who dwells in the heavens OR the one who walks the earth.)

“We all have fear of the unknown.  What one does with that fear will make all the difference in the world.”
Lillian Russell

“A fear of the unknown is what keeps a lot of people in bad situations.”
Kathy Lee Gifford

“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.”
H. L. Mencken

“When you say ‘fear of the unknown’, that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know”
M. Night Shyamalan

 “You don’t fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you’d welcome the change to get there. Well, the future is great. Proceed.”
Joe Vitale

“Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown.”
–Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 1991

A thousand writers of horror stories and those whose livelihoods depend on horror movies and TV shows fervently hope that a ‘fear of the unknown’ is HARDWIRED into humans.

IF true, this means that such folk will NEVER run out of an audience.  It also means that EVERYONE in the world is a potential customer for their merchandise.

But IS IT TRUE?

Is a fear of the unknown a feeling that is a natural part of the human experience?

It is suspected that the answer depends on WHO is being asked.

1- Ask a man of the world and the answer–given with a nervous look over the shoulder–would almost have to be “YES.”

2- Ask a follower of Jesus Christ and the answer would have to be an emphatic “NO!

There are a few reasons for this view.

ONE, God’s Word instructs believers to NOT be afraid, that their God is WITH THEM.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
–Deuteronomy 31:6

TWO, God’s Word instructs believers that ‘fear’ is to be overcome; the believer has been given OTHER tools besides FEAR.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
–2TIMOTHY 1:7

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
–1JOHN 4:18

And, THREE, maybe the believer understands that there is NO ‘unknown’ to a God who knows ALL; there is no ‘fear’ to an all-powerful God who is the most powerful entity in existence.

Understanding that God is the CREATOR of ALL THINGS and loves those who fear Him is a great relief in times of stress and chaos.

“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
–Psalm 34:7

AN ASSURED FUTURE is one reason believers have such an overwhelming peace.

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
–Philippians 4:7

KNOWING that God Almighty is with them as they face the unknown is another.

DOES the reader have a fear of the unknown?

WHEN did the reader first notice this type of fear?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 15, 2021.]

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The World Uses Demonic Power a Great Deal and Tells a Number of Stories to Hide This From Those Who Dwell Upon the Earth

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“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
–Matthew 24:37

Although God’s Word warns man a few times that the days preceding the return of Jesus Christ will resemble the days before Noah’s flood, the information the Bible offers is SCANT for what that time was like before God’s last great cleansing of the earth.

Those who seek information about that time largely rely on a few verses in Genesis–and one in Matthew 24.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
–Genesis 6:5-6

So, man was very wicked in those days.

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
–Genesis 6:11

Man’s wickedness included great corruption and violence.

“And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.”
–Genesis 8:21

The imagination of men’s hearts were evil from youth.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man bAcoustic Levitation: Floating on a Wave of Sounde. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
–Matthew 24:37-39

Because man no longer believes God’s Word, man will be taken COMPLETELY by surprise when Jesus returns.

This last thought is echoed in Luke’s gospel.

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
–Luke 17:26-30

IF one consults the ancient, surviving accounts of man before the flood (which are NEVER labeled as happening before that cleansing), it is clear that man–at least some men who were called “great” or “rulers“–used demonic power to move about and construct the GREAT MEGALITHS which dot the earth–and which are the ONLY surviving structures of man BEFORE the flood.

StonehengeBaalbek, the great Pyramid of Giza: those who imagine they control the earth have provided STORIES (most of which are NOT very satisfying) to explain away the construction of these structures which, in some cases, contain stone blocks man is NOT able to move even today with modern equipment.

One reason these stories are NOT very satisfying is that modern man attempts to explain what happened using the beat-up, old stories he has been given by that ancient, pagan religion of SCIENCE!

Most ancient accounts of the construction of these structures (and others) usually describe the moving of the stones as done by MUSICAL VIBRATIONS.

Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masudi, an Arab historian from the 10 th century A.D., wrote about ancient Egypt and the methods he alleges they used to move massive stones, including those used to build the pyramids . He claimed that a magic papyrus imprinted with symbols was placed under each stone, after which a metal rod was struck against the stone to initiate the levitation process. According to Al-Masudi, the stone would be guided along a fenced path with metal poles placed on each side. Some believe these poles could have been used to create high-frequency sound vibrations, which would have been responsible for creating the levitation effects.
Acoustic Levitation: Floating on a Wave of Sound

[Even then, man used cover stories to hide demonic power.]

And so, there are structures in Peru (as well as Nan Madol and elsewhere) which are described as having VERY close-fitting huge block of stone. The construction of these megaliths were remarked upon even by early Spanish conquistadors.

And in the lower part of this wall there were stones so large and thick that it seemed impossible that human hands could have set them in place…they were so close together, and so well fitted, that the point of a pin could not have been inserted in one of the joints.

They are STILL noticed in modern times.

They display a precision of cutting and fitting that is unmatched in the Americas. The stones are so closely spaced that a single piece of paper will not fit between many of the stones. The estimated volume of stone is over 6,000 cubic meters. Estimates for the weight of the largest andesite block vary from 128 tonnes to almost 200 tonnes.

The Bible’s warning that the days before the return of Jesus will closely resemble the days before the flood, is only ONE reason it is suspected that many modern conveniences and systems are demonically conceived and powered.

Another reason is the cover stories used to hide such power are so similar to OTHER cover stories meant to deceive (rather than EXPLAIN): a LOT of mumbo-jumbo and goobedygook is used, which is circuitous and purposely confusing to any who know the least amount about the topic.

Again, consulting ancient descriptions of various sorts sheds a little light on, what man consider to be, MODERN INVENTIONS.

Dr Oppenheimer, apart from being a great scientist, was also a great lover of Sanskrit. He had studied a vast number of Sanskrit books in original, including the Bhagavad Gita (which is part of the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata).

When the massive nuclear blast whose blazing light covered most of the sky took place, the following words in Chapter 11 shloka 12 came out spontaneously from Dr Oppenheimer’s lips:

”Divi surya sahastrasya bhaved yugapad utthita
Yadi bhah sadrashi sa syat bhasastasya mahatmanah”

which means:

“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once in the sky, that would be the splendour of the mighty One”.
Bhagavad Gita and the first atomic explosion

All of which verify ANOTHER verse from God’s Word.

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
–Ecclesiastes 1:9

In other words:

“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”
–Ecclesiastes 1:10-11

This includes devices, systems, conveniences, methods, AND STORIES about those things which largely consist of illegitimate supernatural power.

DOES the reader believe that man has NEVER been as advanced as what he is now?

HOW does the reader explain the ancients being able to move stones which modern man is at a loss to move?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 13 2021.]

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First Time

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As they say, “There’s a first time for EVERYTHING.”

And so, a saying very much popular in these parts which has NOT EVER been previously published at ETPR NOW makes its first appearance.

“You can face the tough times better with God holding your hand, than if your hand is empty.”

Not too earth-shaking…

But, if the reader was not familiar with this saying, he IS NOW.

This reminds one of another popular saying (this one during wartime).

“There are no atheists in foxholes.”

The statement “There are no atheists in foxholes” is an aphorism used to argue that in times of extreme stress or fear, such as during war, people will believe in, or hope for, a higher power. The logic of the argument is also used to argue for the opposite.

MORE:  Higher Power, the Divine and End Times Deception

So, what does the reader think about this?

Has he had an experience in a situation where he knows this to be true?

Does he have any experience with a situation where he knows this is NOT true?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 15, 2021.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by Javier Quiroga on Unsplash.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. 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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