Will The Antichrist Be A Homosexual?

Will The Antichrist Be A Homosexual?

As the end times near ever closer to reality, the unveiling of biblical prophecy continuously reveals itself throughout the news channels and internet and the soon to arrive Antichrist will be made known. Many wonder, “Who will this man be?” The mystery has been shrouded throughout the ages with many thinking of him as being horrific in sight and appeal with flames and packs of wild demons surrounding him.

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But the reality is quite different according to biblical prophecy as he will look like a normal man with a unique and good looking appearance. His speech will be phenomenal as he persuades the world that he is the way, the truth and the life; he is God himself. As bizarre and wild as it may seem there will be many people that believe him, in fact the entire world besides the few Christians that disregard him.

“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.” (1 John 2:18 NKJV).

We are coming into a day and age where the current millennial generation along with the next are easily persuaded when it comes to the world and its affairs. They are looking for a hero of some sort to take care of them as the same turn to Bernie Sanders to give them free things and to be their parent so to speak. The unfortunate part is that my generation seeks a parental figure that will take care of them and provide for them, protecting them from any harm; ladies and gents, the Antichrist is the perfect candidate.

The Antichrist is suppose to come in and bring peace throughout the world, promoting self love and a one world unity of people and religions. He will blame Christians for not accepting people outside their own belief and co existing with the evil of the world. He will call us haters and will ultimately call for our elimination. This man will be powerful beyond what anyone within this world has witnessed besides those who witness Christ during His time on earth and the Cloud that guided Moses and the children of Israel through the desert.

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Now that you have an idea of the reality of the Antichrist we can now look at the question, “Will the Antichrist be a homosexual?” First thing he will indeed be a supporter of it and promote just like many of the evil leaders of today do. He will lift gays and transgenders high above others and anyone that dare speak of their sin will be cast down as a hater and manipulator. The next thing to look at is found in the book of Daniel:

“He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.” (Daniel 11:37 NKJV).

This simple verse explains much, especially in today’s society where gay pride and transgender equality are promoted and glorified. It makes sense that the Antichrist would be gay as many would vote him into position and would love him the more for “being himself.” Imagine the headlines, “First Gay World Leader Is Set In Office.”┬áPeople throughout the world would celebrate for such a “monumental moment.” He will state that he has brought true freedom and peace within the world. More people would love just because he was gay, regardless of what he actually did.

Now this occurrence may not happen for a little while longer as the world needs to more time to come together and the hate of Christians grow stronger, but it is possible that within the next 5 to 15 years we could see this event as reality. A gay Antichrist promoted into power of the world. We need to take each day as it is and make sure we are right with the Lord. We should not take things for granted and instead praise God while there is still time to be found. Let us come together as Christians and stand firm, fighting the good fight for Jesus Christ. God bless.

-Michael Thacker

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Love People But Not The Sin

Love People But Not The Sin

Loving others is essential within the Christian life and can only be accomplished by a close walk with the Lord while being filled with His Holy Spirit. We are called to not only love our brothers and sisters within the body of Christ but even those outside the realm of our belief. We are suppose to show the love of God to everyone we meet with the hopes that we will lead them to Christ at the same time.

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44 NKJV).

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Now with this love we are suppose to care for and about the person, but at the same time this does not mean we love their sin. This is where many Christians become confused for most believe in order to love someone correctly means accepting even the bad which is true only in part. We all sin each day and fall short of the glory of God, but this does not mean we do not keep striving to better ourselves for the Lord by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said that every branch that produces fruit He prunes that it may produce more. We are the branch and we must allow the Lord to prune things away in our life that do not need to be there in order to glorify Him more. If we tell people that their sin is OK and that God loves them anyways, we then do them an injustice and ultimately condemn ourselves. We are to build one another up by helping each other better ourselves within Christ and not allowing our brothers and sisters to continue to stumble within a certain area.

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” (Jude 1:20-23).

It does not matter whether the person is a homosexual, transgender, murderer, thief, etc., we must help them overcome their sin rather than condone it. Telling someone that their sin is OK is the same as telling a crackhead that it is OK that they keep smoking crack even though it is killing them physically. We must understand in spiritual terms that sin is spiritual crack and that we must help each other overcome sin and not succumb to it. Who do you know that keeps stumbling in an area that could use your love and support?

-Michael Thacker

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The Divinity Of Jesus Christ

The Divinity Of Jesus Christ

The divinity of Christ has been debated among theologians, scholars and other secular teachers from around the world with some agreeing and disagreeing. But what evidence within the scriptures is there to suggest that Jesus was truly the Messiah and God in the flesh? Many say that verses throughout the Bible point the way to Jesus’s divinity as well as His coming, death, and resurrection. Looking at these several key verses can help you decide whether or not to believe in the only way to the Father.

The Virgin Tale

The first bit of evidence to scourer through is the verse regarding the virgin birth which many disregard as having a different meaning. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 NKJV). Many scholars argue that the word virgin is really translated young girl or young maiden which when you look up the Hebrew word and meaning it is in fact translated into three different words, but similar in meaning: Young girl, young maiden and virgin.

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Now for this to truly be a sign from God it would indeed need to be something more than just an ordinary birth especially due to the fact of the name given to the child being “God with us.” In those days a young girl was a virgin and therefore if you really wanted to get technical you could say, “The young girl that is a virgin shall conceive..” So this verse is indeed pointing towards a virgin birth, a supernatural birth in which she shall conceive a child that is presumed God with us, or God in human form among the people of the world. Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit and thus shows His divinity.

Appearances In The Old Testament

The next factor to look at is the appearances of the Lord within the Old Testament text that clearly shows the Lord walking and appearing with man as a man. “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8). Now much of the argument of the Jewish acceptance of Christ is they first believe the Messiah to be a mere man and not God in human form and the next factor being related to this, that God is an unseen being and has no form.

This of course is untrue within the text showing that God visited man in the form of a man and not one of His angels, but Him alone. God is unseen, but that is only one of His attributes and to put limitations on God would be insanity. God is infinite and all-powerful! What limitations would there be? Coming to the earth in the form of a man and being conceived by a virgin birth, all of which He created, would be a cake walk. Several other verses throughout the Old Testament text reveal the Lord walking with man in the form of a man and here are just a few:

“After he begot Methuselah, Encoh walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.” (Genesis 5:22).

“The the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.” (Genesis 18:1).

“I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?” (Numbers 12:8)

“So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.” (Exodus 33:11).

There are many more to search through, but the general implication is that God can appear as fire, flaming bushes, clouds, spirit and even in the figure of a man which He created in the likeness of Him.

The Holy Trinity

Another great debate you find is the Holy Trinity. This concept was originally conjured up by the Roman Emperor Constantine and his thinkers during the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. But this idea can also be The symbol for the Holy Trinity.found through both the Old and New Testament and does not defy the Lord as being One.

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:26,27).

The first place you find a reference to the trinity is within the first few verses of the Old Testament as He creates man in His own image. Many scholars debate that this reference to Us is predicated upon the angels that accompanied Him during the creation process, which could be plausible, but after further examination it does not add up. To say that Us is the angels with Him would mean that the “make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” would imply that the angels were gods as well which would mean that there are many gods and not just one.

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To go further, when you look at the word God in Hebrew it is “Elohim” which can mean single God or many gods. But it can also be a singular-plural intensive, meaning that there are many into one or three into One. When you think of how people operate within a biblical context we are three in one ourselves containing a spirit, soul and body. The Father being the soul, The Son being the body and the Holy Spirit being the Spirit altogether as One.

Another interesting fact when looking at Old Testament text is the verse; “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). This verse throws many off as it states one and no others, but when you look at the Hebrew word and meaning it all begins to make sense. The Hebrew word used here is “ackad” which means altogether one, or one in unity. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are altogether one and one in unity.

Here are a few more verses referencing the trinity within the Old Testament text and there are many more to look up and study.

“For thus says the Lord: ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of peace.” (Jeremiah 30:5).

“Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, ‘My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.” (Genesis 18:1-3).

“Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.” (Genesis 11:7,8).

“And the Lord God said, behold, the man is become as one of Us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.” (Genesis 3:22).

The Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit all three persons together as one in essence.

The Resurrection

The last factor to look into here is the resurrection of Christ. Throughout biblical prophecy you find references to the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ with the death portion being the most significant in proving the divinity of Christ. Since Christ rose again and has made Himself known and seen, we know that The Shroud of Turin.He is the true Son of God and Messiah and that when He returns He will fully establish His kingdom and reign as King forever. Since the resurrection we can live in peace and reassurance that we will be with Him forever as we inherit eternal life, being cleansed from our sins forever.

“He is not her, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'” (Luke 24:6,7).

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One of the most important archaeological finds that point to the proof of the risen Christ is the Shroud of Turin. This piece of cloth that has the burnt image of a crucified man imprinted within its threads has been an object of debate for many years. Many believe that it is fake and point to the carbon dating done by a group of researchers in the 80’s that pointed to the carbon dating era being set at sometime in the 12th century AD. But another group of researchers concluded that the first groups research was invalid and inconclusive due to the lack of carbon dating and examination done as well as the equipment used.

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The research team spent over two decades examining the cloth and performing carbon dating analyses all the way down to the individual threads and with updated technology and found that the Shroud of Turin is in fact two thousand years old. To further mystify the cloth is the fact that the burnt image is impossible to mimic even in our day to the level that is portrayed within the threads of the cloth and is therefore entirely impossible for ancient man to produce either. The scientist on the team proposed theory that the only way for the cloth to be burnt inside like it is, was for the body to use complex physics well past our advancements and to quantum leap out of our universe and into another dimension. The high levels of energy used would burn a permanent imprint of the person who did so. There is a great possibility that in fact this shroud belonged to the crucified Christ who quantum leaped out of our created universe and into the realm of Heaven and then returned with His new body.725x90

The Only Way

Whether or not you believe is your own choice as we all are given freewill. This is not to persuade anyone, but rather to inform and teach that the truth of Jesus Christ shine forth to a lost and forsaken world. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). If you want to believe and be saved, know that the Lord is waiting for you to call on Him and ask for forgiveness. He is ready to receive you with open arms and to cleanse you from all sin. I hope you enjoyed and God bless!

“That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:15).

-Michael Thacker

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Loving With No Return

Loving With No Return

It is difficult to love others that do not return the love back. It seems rather unorthodox to show such grace and mercy to such people, but it is only unorthodox to the world. God loves us all regardless of how much we screw up and do not show him love back. He loves us show much He wishes no one should perish, but that all would come to know Him and dwell with Him forever in heaven.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV).

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When we are filled with the love of God, we then should be able to love all people while expecting nothing in return. If they do return the love, then wonderful! But if they do not we should continue to shine for the love of God to them in hopes that one day they will come to Christ and know true love themselves. When we stop showing others love is when people continue to grow colder and we then bring no one closer to the grace and love of God. Only love can break the hard exterior of an individual and cause them to ultimately fall to their knees in desperate hope of a savior; Jesus Christ.

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:8).

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Love should even be shown to the people that despise us and that dwell in sin, because the more of God’s love we show them, the more they will begin to feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit working in their lives. Simple acts of love can go along ways especially within the spiritual realm. The light and love of God can break someone down and then rebuild them into a new creation. It is up to us as disciples of Christ to continue to shine forth His light and love to the lost world around us, expecting nothing in return, but hoping that one day they will come to know the One that can save them.

-Michael Thacker

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Not In Word But In Power

Not In Word But In Power

With knowledge abounding today and Universities growing, many people have conjured up a lot of facts and can spit them out very well. But when it comes to knowing the Bible and teaching others it is much more than knowing the facts. To truly penetrate through people’s hard exterior and into their inner being we must speak with power, and not just any power, but the power of the Holy Spirit!

“For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20 NKJV)

KOATripack-468x60-1We can have all the facts and no power and do little to none for those that are seeking a new relationship with Christ. It is easier to speak all that we know rather than stay connected to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to speak through us. There is no other way in which we can truly touch people’s hearts and lives around us, except that the power of the Holy Spirit reach forth and break through the old man and into their hearts and minds.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged word, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12).

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Let us not speak with crafty words like the world, but rather allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us to those around us. Our words can by no means do anything eternally, only by the working and piercing of the power of the Holy Spirit can the saving of souls and transformation of hearts be done. Let us speak no with intriguing complexity, but rather with simple, and yet profound words of truth. By the power of the Holy Spirit we can change the lives of those around us, not by the words of our own craftiness.

-Michael Thacker

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A Little Tough Love From God

A Little Tough Love From God

God is love and with His love sometimes it calls for a little tough love. Just like a good parent He must show us tough love, discipline in order to keep us straight and to help us grow. When the Lord chastens us it is not always a punishment scenario, but can also just be to help transform us into the person He has called us to be and to teach us and impart wisdom to us.

“For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6 NKJV).

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We all need a little tough love from time to time to help us not get too lackadaisical. God does not want us to have it so easy to where we forget Him and His Law He has given us. It is much easier to become laid back with obedience with there is no punishment or period of chastening, and thus the Lord does so in order that we do not lay back and fall into the world and its ways.

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction.” (Proverbs 3:11).

The Lord loves you and loves you so much so that He wants to help correct you in times of needed correction. He wants to teach you and impart wisdom when the time is called for. He wants to guide you closer to Him by striping away the filth we tend to gather through this life. What area do you feel the Lord disciplining you in today?

-Michael Thacker

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Do Not Lose Heart

Do Not Lose Heart

Everyday we grow a little older with our bodies growing a little weaker. Everyday we line up for battle as the war wages on between good and evil. It can become wearisome over time as we continuously fight against the evil of this world while trying to save others in the midst of fire. It is easy to lose heart as time goes on, but fellow brothers and sisters please do not lose heart.

“Therefore do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV).

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The devil wants us to lose heart and give up on God and what He has in store for us. When we give up the devil gets a temporary win for himself and when we really give up, he then gets another soul that joins him in his final destination. Everyday he will try to beat you down and cause you to stumble. The key is to get back up each time and not stay down.

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (17-18).

Jesus has already won the war and it is up to us to win the day to day battles, but thankfully we are not alone as the Lord is there to help and strengthen us along the way. It is up to us to wake up and put on the armor of God daily while leaning upon Him and being filled with His Holy Spirit. What areas has the devil been attacking you in today? Let the Holy Spirit renew you each day, bringing refreshment, power and strength both spiritually and physically in your life.

-Michael Thacker

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