When 16 I became a Merchant Marine, like my dad. That’s my first ship, Acting Deck Maintenance on the SS Exchester, Isbrantsen Lines in 1970. National Maritime Union. Its Jamacian Bos’n, was a mountain of a man. Sometimes he’d stop off a mooring line with his bare hands, while I rushed to make it fast. He had a heart of gold, but pulled no punches. He insisted I do the job I was being paid to do, even though I was not an “AB” (Able Seaman). Fear of heights caused me to freeze halfway up the mast on my first climb. He fixed that by saying: “Concentrate on what’s around you, and on what I will do to you if you fall!” That worked.

Non-container (C2) ships like the Exchester are long gone from American fleets. Unlike today, it took days to unload cargo, leaving plenty of time to see the sights, romance the ladies. A sailor could really see the world back then, not like today where you just “see the sea”, 99% of the time.

While discharging cargo (Hoboken, Staten Island? Don’t recall.), Mate on Watch ordered me to supervise a hold. On purpose the Cargo Net was dropped causing breakage, loose bottles of expensive wine quickly disappeared. A Union Rep. ambled alongside: “Did you see that Kid?” “No Sir!” I replied. “Good, that’s the way to stay healthy” he growled as he walked away.

Lots of time on ships to read. On one of them I happened upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ book “Evolution or Creation”. Convinced by its creationist arguments I decided to read their New World Translation of the Bible. The Word of God had a unique power over me, I was compelled to read it cover to cover and then again. I couldn’t put it down.

The time came when I was determined to become a JW. I was convinced they alone were God’s people, and everyone else belonged to “Babylon the Great.” I hastened to the San Pedro Kingdom Hall to be baptized. But they insisted I answer a question first, to see if I really understood JW beliefs.

“What do you believe about baptism”-the Elder asked. Immediately I paraphrased Romans 6:3-4 “We are buried with Christ, and we are raised with Christ!” That is the wrong answer, unless JWs believe you are one of the “144,000” anointed. They clearly did not believe I was because they insisted I complete discipleship training.

While at the public library researching I came upon “Apostles of Denial,” by Edmond C. Gruss. I was determined to prove his arguments against JW belief wrong. None of his arguments for the Deity of Christ were making sense to me. I blazed my way through his book, until I got where he argued the Holy Spirit must be a “Person” and not an impersonal force of God as JWs believe. He uses personal pronouns “I” “Me” and even commands the disciples to act for “Me”. When reading Acts 13:2 is was as if JW doctrines were like a house of cards, the collapse was truly great. I “knew” as the Holy Spirit says “I”, Me”, He is a “Person”:

As they were publicly ministering to Jehovah and fasting, the holy spirit said: “Of all persons set Barnabas and Saul apart for me for the work to which I have them.-Acts 13:2 New World Translation

I was devastated. I felt totally alone, “if the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not God’s people, who are?” [It didn’t occur to me the E. C. Gruss was!!!] I cried out in prayer to Jehovah, “please help me, I beg you! I can’t see who your people are!”. I was absolutely devastated, went about as if in a stupor. Jehovah would not answer me.

One day a Baptist Radio minister was urging listeners call in and repeat after him the “sinners prayer” publicly to be saved. “God does not lie,” he promised. “If you do this you will be saved!”

There was pay phone in the lobby of the Amory Hotel, there in front of fellow sailors I called, repeating these words:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom. 10:9-10 KJV)

 

He asked if I believe God, that I was now saved and I said I do, but didn’t truly know he was right. That “knowing” (Rom. 8:15-16) came in time. Although I did not experience anything “supernatural” as some claim we all must do, I knew in my spirit (1 John 2:20) I was born again. I no longer felt alone, in utter darkness and gloom. I had definitely changed. The outward physical evidence of YHWH God in me, was a changed life.

Then I knew why Jehovah did not answer me, I didn’t go through His Son Jesus Christ. He alone is the way the truth and the life, and no man goes to the Father, except through Him.

[Jesus is God the Eternal Son, the only Name under the heavens whereby men can be saved (Acts 4:12) . As the Word of God, only in Him are all the thoughts of God verbalized into concrete existence. Only in God the Word Jesus Christ, do the promises of the One God in Holy Trinity, become “Yes”. YHWH our God is One YHWH, Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

But I didn’t know that at the time. I just knew He was my Savior.]

Later that evening , God the Holy Spirit came upon me, fell upon me like a warm wind. Anointing me like warm oil poured out upon the head and face of my inner man (1 John 2:20, 27), Spirit to my spirit. No physical sensations at all, it was all God’s Spirit to my spirit (Rom. 8:16), not in my flesh at all, body or brain.

This anointing (1 John 2:20, 27) was not a “second-blessing” or “baptism in the Spirit”, and had nothing to do with physical sensations.

I am a Cessationist, not a Pentecostal.[1]

If asked what I am anointed to do, it is to expose spiritism as the “secret power of lawlessess, the deluding influence inspiring acceptance of falsehood, as truth” (2 Thess. 2:7). I do that with Scripture and a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7), aka critical thinking.

Therefore, I do NOT suggest all must experience this. It has nothing to do with salvation or receiving the fullness of the Holy Spirit when anyone believes, including me.

I felt compelled to mention it now (Amos 3:7) as it is pertinent to my exegesis exposing the “mystery of iniquity” or “secret energy of lawlessness”. Otherwise, I never speak of it.

The three thousand saved on the Day of Pentecost typify the normal born again experience for believers of every age. We all receive the full Person of the Holy Spirit when we believe. Only the apostles did signs on the day of Pentecost (Acts. 2:43), the day of maximum distribution of the special gifts of the Spirit. The 3,000 saved that day manifested they received the fullness of the Holy Spirit by the outward physical evidence of their love for one another, and the apostles doctrine (Acts. 2:41-42). They didn’t manifest the supernatural, that was reserved for the specially chosen Jews who would found the Christian church while the Bible was being completed. Only the 120 in the upper room (Acts 2:4) on that Day of Pentecost, received the special gifts they needed to establish the church, and only the 12 apostles among them did signs (Acts. 2:43; 5:12; 2 Cor. 12:12).

The supernatural miracle in the three thousand saved that day was their changed heart, and perception. Once born again, they loved God’s truth above all. Now they perceived God is their Abba, Father in truth(Rom. 8:13-16). Therefore, the outward physical evidence they received the Holy Spirit was their love for each other and the apostles doctrine (Acts 2:43-47). That is the New Testament Norm for the New Birth, it happens when someone believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God (Acts. 19:2). Tongues or other phenomena are accidental, and clearly ceased after the NT Bible was completed and the founding generation of Christian prophets went to be with Christ.

As the NT was being completed, special revelation through prophets diminished. They became redundant, tautological once the canon of the NT was finished. Now that we have the completed Bible, the need for special revelation is absent. In fact, to paraphrase Peter, “Scripture is more sure than any special revelation”, the ‘sure word of prophecy’ more trustworthy than our experience of hearing the voice of God from heaven” (2 Pet. 2:16-19).

Every expository Preacher and Teacher is a prophet (Amos 3:7), they speaking the sure Word of God the Holy Bible.

I study scripture to hear God’s voice, to know His will. So should you.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim. 3:16-4:1 KJV)

I took logical leaps to associate which objects and events in the end time “unseal” the prophetic word hidden to Daniel. If end times events unfurl very differently than recently, some inferences likely wrong. For example, I deduce some UFO phenomena is Satan’s doing, part of his plan to condition mankind to accept radically different “times and law” (Dan. 7:25). Logically Satan would prepare the world accept his strong delusion by seeding the gist of its teachings in cult(s) that appear in the end time. I believe the UFO cult Raëlism most likely gives the gist of the Strong Delusion that will deceive the entire world. Ancient Alien theory is symbolized by the “flying frogs” of spiritism in the book of Revelation. That content is the Big LIE false prophesy out of the mouths of the evil Trinity that will unite mankind to fight Christ at Armageddon (Rev. 16:13-14, 16). If Satan is working through Government black op divisions to fabricate the UFO phenomena to create the New World Order, it would affect how I predict events unfold on earth to some degree. But not the overall thesis about the strong delusion being closely connected to UFO Ancient Alien theory and related disinformation now flooding mass media.

8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise(07919 שָׂכַל sakal) shall understand. (Dan. 12:10 NKJ) (Dan. 12:7-10 NKJ)

End Time events unseal the words, not divine revelation. “The wise (07919 שָׂכַל sakal)” shall understand” Dan. 12:10). Critical thinking required.

I am convinced the “strong delusion” (2 Thess. 2:11-12) is so powerful, God created a “way out” for His children. In the end time these prophecies will be EASILY understood. All will be precisely fulfilled, in incredible detail, right before their eyes. God ordained this so Christian apologists can cite overwhelming irrefutable evidence the Bible is GOD’s Word, and that YHWH alone is God and YHWH the Son will return soon, to destroy the Elohim pretenders utterly defeating the Dragon and his abominable seed Adonikam. (Gen. 3:15; Rev. 19:11-21)

As a beginner in the original languages I rely upon the tools and translations available to the church for the meanings of words. Not one inch do I concede to learned scholarship as I have discovered its often faithless, speculative critically unsound. Moreover, the premise God didn’t preserve His Word and protect the Byzantine Family of mss the Christian Church Universal had in their possession since the days of the apostles, is quite absurd given who God is.

Often the scholarly elites deflect from the weakness of their argument prefacing their eisegesis with “doubtless this is correct”. If their methods were sound, by now they would all agree on the precise wording of the NT text. They cannot, each pontificates subjectively what “feels right” at the time, while they gloss over Grand Canyon gaps in their knowledge about the mss they hold so dear.

I’ll stick with the Textus Receptus, it clearly has a better end result than the eclectic speculative texts produced by the elites.

If I have advanced the cause of truth consider that proof God is able to make the crooked straight.To Him belongs the glory. All errors are mine alone.

The Princeton Review 1858 well stated my own view of Scripture when commenting on Professor of Theology J. Chr. K. Hofmann (Erlangen) that I’ll repeat it:

The literal truth of the sacred narrative is everywhere adhered to, as opposed to all mythical conceits and legendary exaggerations. The integrity and genuineness of all the inspired writings, and in all their parts, are strenuously asserted, and the date to which unvarying tradition assigns them is unhesitatingly received.-Review of Weissagung und Erfüllung im Alten und im Neuen Testamente. Ein theologischer versuch by J. Chr. K. Hofmann. (1858). The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, XXX(1–4), 189.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matt. 5:18 KJV)

Everything I wrote on my site is the result of my independent studies. Therefore, it was special to discover Dr. David Allen Lewis preceded me by decades. He proposed something very possible, such as blaming “the rapture disappearance of people” on unfriendly aliens. Enjoy Dr. Lewis’ talk:

When the Great Tribulation begins, recall these wise words:

He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Rev 13:10) KJV

“When you must eat a crap sandwich, its best not to nibble”.-Walking Dead

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[1]Telepathic “voice thought impressions” are demonic (1 John 4:1-6). If an angel of God wants to talk with you, he will be visible, physical. God doesn’t lead by telepathic suggestion or “energy producing effects” in the flesh body or brain.

God bears us witness through our conscience, it not verbal communication. Its a “knowing” (1492 εἰδῶ eido 1 John 2:20-21) Spirit to our spirit, which we experience as “our conscience” (Jn. 8:9; Rom. 2:15; 9:1).

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know (1492 εἰδῶ eido) all things.
21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. (1 Jn. 2:20-24 NKJ)

That is how all born again Christians “know” “all things” relevant to the spirit of antichrist. God the Holy Spirit their anointing opens their perception they “know” when its “not of God”.

For example, when those claiming to speak by the Holy Spirit bark like dogs, or writhe like snakes, ALL Christians led by the Holy Spirit KNOW that is not of God.

Just as God grants us to know God is Abba our Father, Spirit to spirit (Rom. 8:15-16), so we KNOW those things on a non verbal level.

God has nothing to do with telepathic voice thought impressions, pictures or images. Never are sensations in the flesh (body or brain) from God the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t touch our flesh, its fallen and He does not dwell there (Rom. 7:18) .

That the minds of Christians are so enlightened that they have a new perception of the truth. They see it in a light in which they did not before. They see it as truth. They see its beauty, its force, its adaptedness to their condition and wants. They understand the subject of religion better than they once did, and better than others do. What was once dark appears now plain; what once had no beauty to their minds now appears beautiful; what was once repellant is now attractive. (2.) They see this to be true; that is, they see it in such a light that they cannot doubt that it is true. They have such views of the doctrines of religion, that they have no doubt that they are true, and are willing on the belief of their truth to lay down their lives, and stake their eternal interests. (3.) Their knowledge of truth is enlarged. They become acquainted with more truths than they would have known if they had not been under the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Their range of thought is greater; their vision more extended, as well as more clear.-

Barnes, A. (1884–1885). Notes on the New Testament: James to Jude. (R. Frew, Ed.) (p. 306). London: Blackie & Son.

ALL born again believers have an anointing in Christ and “know all things” regarding the spirit of antichrist. They “know” or perceive when something is not of God (1 John 2:20-21), they will “doubt” the claims being made.

But it is possible to rationalize doubts away, to override the gentle leading of God the Holy Spirit, our anointing. Rationalize what one knows is wrong, as maybe right:

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water” I once said. I know better now. “There is no baby in the water, its all sewage.”

Can a true Christian speak in tongues? The human mind can convince itself anything is true, overriding initial doubts. Our incredibly complex brain will easily generate any delusion you want, without any demonic help. These believers should repent, they resisted their anointing, yet their conscience continually bears them witness “something is wrong.”

However, their error does not diminish their Anointing’s warning when a demon spirit wags the tongue of a TARE, they still KNOW its not of God. They have no uncertainty, they “know all things about that antichrist spirit.” God is faithful (1 Cor. 10:13).

Clearly much that is happening in Pentecostal circles is demonic in origin. That which is, isn’t being done by Christians, its being done by the TARES sown among the wheat (Mat. 13:24-30).

These same TARES are destined to morph into Antichrists (Mat. 7:22-23) when their false Christ Adonikam the Man of Sin declares himself to be the Son of Perdition Antichrist. They will deny both the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ, claiming He was a hybrid Elohim-human creation of the Designers.

The End Time apostasy is so similar to the apostasy in John’s time, John says its (just like) “the last hour” before The Antichrist is revealed:

18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that He has promised us– eternal life.
26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.
27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. (1 Jn. 2:18-28 NKJ)

John commands Christians remain faithful to the Gospel of Christ, it is the truth, not the strong delusion deceiving the world.

Trust your anointing, the Holy Spirit does not lie, you KNOW they are antichrists, do not let their signs and wonders deceive you. Do not let Satan and his Nephilim deceive you.

Trust your anointing, it is not a lie. In your heart of hearts, you know all things about the Antichrists, you know the satanic spirit behind it.

Continue in the real Jesus Christ, He is coming soon!