God Provides: Man Delivers. On Occasion, God Both Provides AND Delivers.

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Though very few moderns will agree, God provides EVERYTHING.

Because God created EVERYTHING, God CONTROLS everything.

“John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”
–John 3:27

MORE: God Will Provide

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As previously stated, FEW moderns will agree.

The modern believes that his food comes–NOT from God–but from the local grocery store.

The ‘thinking’ modern believes his food come from a FARMER, who raises the food and then has it shipped to the grocery store or to one of the many, many, many middlemen, who then ship it to the grocery store.

The FARMER–who raises the food and is MUCH closer to the whole process than most moderns–KNOW that he only delivers what is provided.

Perhaps that is why so many farmers pray for rain?

So, AFTER being provided food, man’s many systems DELIVER that food to their penultimate destinations.

And when one of man’s delivery systems break down–or is claimed to have broken down–man usually supplies a word or phrase to describe this breakdown.

Popular at the moment is “SUPPLY CHAIN.”

OCCASIONALLY, God (for whatever reason or no reason at all) provides AND delivers.

One such instance happened to the prophet, ELIJAH.

“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”
–1KINGS 17:1-6

God repeated his deliverance of Elijah: God delivered to the prophet, Elijah–not just that one time.

“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”
–1KINGS 17:7-9

The Book of Exodus and the four gospels provide other examples of God, not only providing, but delivering that provision as well.

Food does NOT come from the grocery store: the grocery store is merely a storehouse for food WHICH IS PROVIDED BY GOD.

Yes, God will provide FOR those who are followers of Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
–Matthew 6:31-33

However, God also provides for ALL men: because ALL men–believers and unbelievers alike–are God’s creation.

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
–Matthew 5:45

MORE: God Loves His Creation: ALL Of His Creation

WHERE, exactly, does the reader believe his food comes from?

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: January 31, 2022.]

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The Pagan Holiday of Imbolc

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February 2 is NOT “Groundhog Day” IF one is a committed, observant pagan.

February 2 is Imbolc.

Imbolc or Imbolg (Irish pronunciation: [ɪˈmˠɔlˠɡ]), also called Saint Brigid’s Day (IrishLá Fhéile Bríde;
Scottish GaelicLà Fhèill BrìghdeManxLaa’l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival.

MOST of the latest information on Imbolc insists that the day is celebrated on February 1.  Older information, however, has the day as February 2. (Perhaps Groundhog Day and Imbolc BOTH being on February 2 was a little bit too coincidental.)

Neopagans usually celebrate Imbolc on 1 February in the Northern Hemisphere and 1 August in the Southern Hemisphere. Some Neopagans celebrate it at the astronomical midpoint between the winter solstice and spring equinox (or the full moon nearest this point). In the Northern Hemisphere, this is usually on 3 or 4 February.

So, according to the latest information, apparently, February 1, 3 or 4 were fine days to celebrate Imbolc.

NOT on February 2, however.

Regardless of the claims of which day to celebrate, it’s easy to see how the two days might be confused.

ONE custom, in particular, marks both days.

This custom would be WEATHER DIVINATION reportedly using the behaviors of animals as the indicator.

Of course, Groundhog Day is ALL about weather divination using a groundhog–and little else.

An important part of Imbolc has been the weather divination based on various animal doings.

The festival was traditionally a time of weather divination, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens may be a forerunner of the North American Groundhog Day.

Imbolc, being the fullblown pagan holy day, honored a pagan goddess: Brigid.

This is not so much a public feature of Groundhog Day–as it was stated, Groundhog Day has been about WEATHER DIVINATION and little else.

Celtic Reconstructionists usually celebrate the festival when the first stirrings of spring are felt, or on the full moon nearest this. Many use traditional songs and rites from sources such as The Silver Bough and The Carmina Gadelica. It is a time of honouring the Goddess Brigid, and many of her dedicants choose this time of year for rituals to her.

Like most of the churches, many of the early “saints” were previously pagan gods and goddesses. It’s no different with “Saint” Brigid of Imbolc who was previously known as the GODDESS Brigid.

Wiccans and Neo-Druids celebrate Imbolc as one of the eight Sabbats in their Wheel of the Year, following Midwinter and preceding Ostara. In Wicca, Imbolc is commonly associated with the goddess Brigid and as such, it is sometimes seen as a “women’s holiday” with specific rites only for female members of a coven.

Groundhog Day–which is the modern, cleaned-up version of Imbolc–celebrates WEATHER DIVINATION using Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog. Phil supposedly sees his shadow and predicts if Spring will be earlier or later. Imbolc is not limited to groundhogs as weather progosticators, using different animals as their weather forecasters.

The pagan holiday of Imbolc continues to be celebrated around the world–though its name has been changed (to protect the innocent?) to GROUNDHOG DAY in many countries.

And as always: Imbolc, like many of the other pagan festivals we celebrate, is about FUN!, food and family.

MORE: IMBOLC: Celebrating Another Pagan Holiday

And whether one celebrates the day on February 1, 3 or 4th OR on its more traditional day of February 2–just like Groundhog Day–Imbolc is STILL a reminder that the time of the pagan is almost here.

And AFTER the time of the pagans (42 months), the climax of human history–the return of Jesus Christ–takes place.

HAS the reader ever wondered why he is hearing about pagan holidays more than he did previously?

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: February 1, 2022.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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Satan’s Shorthand

Since almost ALL of mankind is currently deceived by Satan (as well as by the world’s stories), many operate using a kind of satanic SHORTHAND for mental tasks.

This allows the deceived one to ‘think’ about the world around him (and his proper place in it) without really thinking at all.

This sort of satanic shorthand allows the one who practices it a way of operating in the world without FACTS which are contrary to the shorthand user’s point of view. This sort of thinking SHORT CIRCUITS the traditional methods of judgment by man.

EXAMPLE.

The Bible declares a man should LISTEN to what someone has to say on a matter before making a decision.

“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”
–Proverbs 18:13

But one of the GREATEST statements of Satan’s shorthand declares that judging a man by what he says is unnecessary.

“I don’t have to listen to him!  I already know what he will say!”

EXAMPLE.

IF a reader watches or listens to or reads something which is HEAVILY weighed to one point of view politically, then he likely already operates using a sort of satanic mental shorthand.

Whenever he encounters a piece which is HEAVILY weighed to the same point of view as his own, he likely will have foregone any involved thinking on a matter: the ones who have supplied the piece he is digesting have already done his thinking for him.

IF the same man encounters a piece which is HEAVILY weighed to the opposite point of view than the one the man holds, he will likely forego any involved thinking on the matter: the ones who have supplied the piece he is digesting have already done his thinking for him.

What a time-saver!

Whenever a committed conservative hears the word “liberal” he IMMEDIATELY mentally substitutes all of the unpleasant ideas about “liberals” he has heard from his indoctrination station.

VOILA! No heavy thinking is required!

The same process holds true of the committed progressive.

EXAMPLE.

Whenever someone associates “Christianity” with “backwards,” “primitive” or “mentally challenged,” he is using his satanic shorthand.

It is VERY doubtful that this person came to his beliefs about Christianity by performing a rigorous reasoning.

It is MUCH MORE LIKELY that this person came to his beliefs about Christianity from his satanic mental shorthand, which achieves the effect of  “thinking with very little thinking.”

And that is the ESSENCE of Satan’s shorthand.

DOES the reader ever catch himself leaping to the conclusion of a matter before he hears the particulars of the matter?

DOES the reader justify this by thinking, “I’ve already got enough information to make a decision“?

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: February 2, 2022.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. 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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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

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