SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

This was the day that shook the free world to its foundation and the day that God made an open statement to His church.  The end time events have finally started to move.  This is real.  God’s hand is all over this. He allowed Satan to do this dastardly deed for a mighty good reason and Satan was more than delighted to oblige.

There are literally dozens of things that show God hand in this. Today is Oct 14, 2001, one month and 3 days after this horrible event, as I start to write this paper.  No doubt there will be several parts to this as time marches on.

The church has already started to repent and wake up.  This will be more magnified by Passover, Pentecost 2002.

Why do I say God’s hand is all over this?  Let’s start with the reasons that are obvious.

One of the first that leaps out at me is Rev. 7:9, 14.

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Christ makes it plain that in the first resurrection there will be people from all nations.  This means that these nations or at least the people God will call in these nations will have to be taught about the true God and the way to salvation.  Does anyone of us in the church in the free world think that true Christians could go into the Muslim world today and teach the real Christ?

Look at 1 Cor. 10:11.  It means exactly what it says.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

“Examples” is Strong’s #5179: “a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler (“type“), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning).”

Zodhiates’ Complete Word Study New Testament says: “type, as a constituent element of a parable or model of some reality which was yet to appear, a prototype of that which was yet to be developed and evolved.”

“Admonition” is Strong’s #3559: “calling attention to, i.e. (by impl.) mild rebuke or warning.”

“World” is Strong’s #165: “prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):—age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end).”

The Bible is written for us.  The examples of the early church are just prototypes, examples for us to imitate.  We have to have at least the freedom that the early church had in order for us to go to other areas of the world and teach. The instructions are very clear to the end-time church for which the Bible is written.

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Our world is much larger than the early church’s world was.  The early church’s work was small, very tiny compared to what we have to before us.  We have to have access to these nations to spread the word and the ones who are taught have to have at least a minimum of freedom to prove their calling to God.  Women are more or less treated like dirt in these countries.  This has to change.

Don’t let Revelation 7:14 throw you a curve.  This great tribulation that people come out of can happen in their own home town, their own village, etc.  Satan can bring a great tribulation and God may very well allow him to do this at any given time.

September 11, 2001 was the obvious start of things changing for the public in general as well as the church.  First let me say something that is a blanket statement to all church members, Mat. 25:1-5.

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

If you are an end-time virgin, that is, if you have the Holy Spirit, then you and I have been asleep spiritually.  There are no exceptions to this.  It says, “ALL.”  Anyone who has not been spiritually asleep is not a virgin, period.  It is one or the other.  God’s word is true.  If you can’t believe what He says in these verses, you can’t believe this salvation thing either.

The attack in New York started a waking up process in the free world, but also especially in the real church of God.  The rest of the world is not that important in the end time events, except as how God uses it to affect the church.  I knew something was afoot after the satanic influence in the U.S. white House was removed last January and George W. Bush was put in as President.  It wasn’t long before I learned that we have a man in the White House who will speak God’s name publicly in a respectful way, a man who prays, a man who prays before meals, a man who acknowledges that there is a true God.  I’ll spend more time on George W. Bush later, but the bottom line is that we now have a God-ordained king in Israel. Referring to the “king in Israel,” I don’t mean the present-day nation of Israel, rather I am speaking of the USA, for most of the Anglo population of the USA is of Israelite stock.

What are some of the obvious results of the Sept. 11 “attack on the very notion of freedom,” as Tony Blair said?  I doubt if you can find an example of Israel repenting unless some sort of calamity happened to them.  Church attendance rose dramatically in the world as well as the Church of God in the wake of this atrocity.  An interview I saw on television here in the Denver area said that their attendance every Sunday was equivalent to what Christmas or Easter was normally.  A friend who attends United Church of God in Denver told my wife that the next Holy Day service saw attendance up over fifty percent.  I don’t know if that is still holding, but I’m sure that since local congregation attendance was up, Feast of Tabernacles attendance would be up also.

We are seeing repentance in the nation as well as in the churches of God.  When we see Dan Rather quoting scripture on his nightly news program, when we see people of all sectors seeking and praying and generally acknowledging that there IS a God, when we see the removal of embarrassment for people knowing that you believe that there IS a God, then you are seeing repentance.  You know as well as I do that in the recent past it was EMBARRASSING for a lot of public figures to acknowledge that there IS a GOD.

Could you imagine the former administration in the White House, prior to George W. Bush, speaking and acting like George Bush in relation to God or even the genuine affection he publicly shows toward his wife?

I’m 60 years old and I’ve never seen my nation repent.  There possibly was some repentance after Pearl Harbor, but I was not old enough to remember.  I’ve seen a consistent degeneration in this nation all my life. This repenting that I’m seeing among fellow Americans is very exciting and God’s hand is all over it.  No one can repent except God grants it.

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

In this case, God has granted the U.S. and the church a certain amount of repentance through the Sept. 11 calamity.  Now, I expect some church members will tend to jump on their self righteous high horses and ride off into their spiritual sunset, totally rejecting what I’m saying.  Hold on a minute, those of you who would tend to do that.  Can you show me from the pages of the Bible that this repentance we are seeing now in this nation is any different from that you read in Judges or any other place in the Bible that the topic is covered?  I would think that you couldn’t.  I also would think that the repentance we are seeing now would be just as temporary as that described in the Bible.  Don’t forget what 1 Corinthians 10:11 says.  The repentance of our forefathers is a prototype or example for the church and society at large.

What is the bottom line of what God expects out of a nation to repent or an individual for that matter?  Does God expect the average John or Jane Doe to repent to the same degree that John or Jane Christian can? No, it’s impossible.  True Christians have the Holy Spirit and can truly repent on a spiritual level. It is impossible for the average person to do this without the Holy Spirit.  Church members should be careful in their accusations against their fellow Americans in this area of repentance.  If you have the Holy Spirit, you are in an entirely different situation.  Luke 12:48 makes this plain: to whom much is given, much is required.

Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

God does not require as much from the average person compared to the average Christian.  Go to 2 Kings 1:1-7, 17.

2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2 Kings 1:2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

2 Kings 1:3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

2 Kings 1:4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

2 Kings 1:5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?

2 Kings 1:6 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

2 Kings 1:7 And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

2 Kings 1:17 So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

Study this carefully.  What would have saved Ahaziah’s life? Ahaziah would have lived if he had simply acknowledged and sought an answer from the REAL God, not the god of Ekron that in reality represents Satan through one of his idols.  If Ahaziah had sought and acknowledged the real God, he would have lived.

I ask you candidly now, is there an acknowledgment of the real God in this nation now?  Is there a seeking of the real God today also?  If you have eyes to see, it is very clear what is going on the USA right now, October 2001.

I want to go back to George W. Bush.  It is very obvious to me and has been since before Passover 2001 that this man was hand picked by God.  On top of what I mentioned earlier in this paper about President Bush, there was another aspect to what he was doing.  There has been exhibited in President Bush from early on a single-minded focus to do what is right for this country.  The Kyoto Treaty was a good example.  It would basically gut our economy and shut the U.S. down.  It is Satan’s goal to shut this county down.  You constantly see moves in that direction, most certainly guided by Satan in the background.  Why, you ask? It is because the U.S. is going to be the base for the primary force and effort of the end-time work of God.  We are the ones who have the wealth and the freedom to do it.

Other Israelite and gentile countries will contribute as wealth and freedom allow.  In other Israelite nations, there is no support for the death penalty like there is here.  Satan took this freedom from other nations.  Why?  He knows that he faces the death penalty himself.  The general population in other nations has been disarmed, but God would not allow Satan to disarm the general population of the United States.  It is a great deterrent to any aggressor nation when the majority of the households have a stash of weapons.

Back to President Bush.  Just last week a couple of days after we got back from the Feast of Tabernacles, President Bush gave a speech.  I remember the bewilderment, the amazement of the press as they dissected the speech afterwards. A lady reporter was aghast and said “He called Osama bin Laden the evil one.  That’s Satan’s name.”  Another reporter later said that six months ago George Bush was not looked on as someone who was a skilled spokesman.  He wasn’t seen as someone who could hold his own or excel in a speech or news conference.  What we are seeing is God using this man.  We, as church members, should pay attention as we start to wake up.  We will be shaking our heads in amazement when in hindsight we see what is going on.  There are people in the press and other areas asking the question in one way or the other, “Has God placed George W. Bush in office at this time?” Read the following quote taken from a Denver paper in early October of this year.

Terry Mattingly writes for the Scripps Howard News Service, and wrote, “Barnes asked this question: “Has President Bush been called by God to be president and lead the nation at this particular time…Is this why he is here: Does God have him here for a purpose?” Barnes noted that the circuitous path that led the one-time party boy and underachieving businessman to the White House has led some to speculate that “God’s hand is on this man and on his life, as he deals with this war or terrorism.”  All kinds of people will, of course, disagree about how to answer questions of this kind. But it will be hard for journalists to ignore the fact that people are asking them.”  Barnes is Fred Barnes of the Beltway Boys of Fox News.

Let’s look at something that shows me God’s hand all over this September 11 atrocity.  Most of you have seen this, especially if you have access to the Internet.  I have no idea who authored it, but it says:

Is this a coincidence?

The date of the attack: 9/11 – 9 + 1 +  1 = 11

September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11

After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.

119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1  +  9   =  11

Twin Towers – standing side by side, looks like the number 11

The first plane to hit the towers was flight 11

There’s more…

State of New York – The 11th State added to the Union

New York City – 11 letters

Afghanistan – 11 letters

The Pentagon – 11 letters

Ramzi Yousef – 11 letters (convicted of orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993)

Flight 11 – 92 on board – 9 + 2 = 11

Flight 77 – 65 on board – 6 + 5 = 11

End quote.

My family added:       Flight 77 = 7 x 11

110 floors = 10 x 11, 10 + 1 = 11

Flight 43, canceled due to mechanical problems, 4 + 3 = 7

Ground Zero is 16 acres, 1 + 6 = 7

What about these numbers?  Can we get any understanding from numbers?  You bet we can.  What about the number eleven in scripture?  Let’s look at what E.W. Bullinger wrote in his book, Numbers in Scripture.

“If ten is the number which marks the perfection of Divine order, then eleven is an addition to it, subversive of and undoing that order. If twelve is the number which marks the perfection of Divine government, then eleven falls short of it. So that whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 – 1, it is the number which marks disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration

The Eleven Sons of Jacob told of the disintegration and disorganization in Jacob’s family, which made it possible for it to be said, “one is not.” (Page 251, 1967 edition)

            “The Eleven Apostles witness of disintegration even amongst the Twelve (Acts ii. 14, etc.); while The Eleventh Hour (Matt. xx. 6, 9) is proverbial as being contrary alike both to what is right in order and arrangement.” (Page 252)

What Bullinger points out from the Bible about the number eleven is self-explanatory, but it sure raises a fearful question in my mind, which I hope is totally irrelevant.  But as I sit here on Oct. 16 writing this, it keeps nagging at me daily, is there one more dastardly deed to be done to the USA through insane demon inspired terrorists?  Read Genesis 42:13.

Genesis 42:13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

The phrase, “one is not” sends chills through me for my fellow Americans.  Does this imply that God will allow one more dastardly deed to happen?  John 6:70 adds to my apprehension, since twelve is the number for governmental perfection.  One of the original 12 apostles was called a devil.

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

George Bush called bin Laden, “The Evil One,” a name for the devil.  With Judas being called a devil plus the phrase, “one is not,” does this imply that it is going to take one more hit on the US by these to make God #12, government perfection?  Could it even be on the 12th day of some month?

I certainly hope that all this is just speculation by me and that I am wrong.

In this society we speak of the eleventh hour with some apprehension. One of the PBS channels in Denver sponsors a program of speakers called the Eleventh Hour.  What I have seen of it, I would categorize it as a series of gloom and doom speeches.

There is another question that nags at my mind about this.  It is found in Mat. 25:1-6.

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

The eleventh hour is the last hour before midnight.  If there is another attack, will that be the “one that is not,” mentioned in Genesis?  Will that be the one that is a devil, mentioned in John? Will it be an inside job using a Judas-type betrayal? Will that be the cry at midnight that wakes the Virgins?

“Cry” in verse 6 is Strong’s #2906, meaning an outcry (in notification, tumult, or grief)-clamour.  This definition surely defines what would the results of another attack which would take thousands of innocent lives.  The grief, the anguish, the crying in misery would certainly be a notification to the church to get off its spiritual rear and get on with the program.

Let’s revisit the information about eleven that you read above.  Personally, I find this just too much to be coincidence.  Concerning Flight 77, according to Bullinger seven is spiritual perfection.  The seven-day week makes a perfect span of time.

Remember, there were just three of the hijacked planes that found their targets.  The fourth plane was taken over by the passengers and crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Three in God’s word indicates divine perfection or will.

2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Was it God’s will that only three of the planes found their targets?  I have to believe that it was.  If Satan had had his way, every plane would have found a target.  And, there was a flight canceled that would have been also involved.  It was canceled for mechanical problems and didn’t take off.  Its flight number was 43. Isn’t it interesting that 4 + 3 = 7, God’s number for spiritual perfection?  Ground Zero contained 16 acres, or 1 + 6 = 7.  All this is just too much for me to believe that it is a coincidence.  If you are a student of the Bible, you are aware of the scriptures which state that signs follow, as God does His thing, Mark 16:20 for example.

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

There is a most revealing scripture in Exodus 5:1 that the church played out this year unknowingly.

Exodus 5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

This will take a little preparation information.  I’ve covered all this in other papers.  There are two applications of Pharaoh in the Bible, the physical and the spiritual.  This may take you aback at first, but let’s look at the verses.  Don’t forget 1 Cor. 10:11.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

“Examples” is Strong’s #5179: “a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler (“type“), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning).”

Zodhiates’ Complete Word Study New Testament says: “type, as a constituent element of a parable or model of some reality which was yet to appear, a prototype of that which was yet to be developed and evolved.”

“Admonition” is Strong’s #3559: “calling attention to, i.e. (by impl.) mild rebuke or warning.”

“World” is Strong’s #165: “prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):—age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end).”

What Moses did with the physical Pharaoh is something that the end-time church imitates.  It was just a prototype.  Moses’ Pharaoh was a human.  The Pharaoh the church deals with is Satan himself.  Go to Ezekiel 29:3.

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.

Hey, I didn’t write that in the Bible.  Christ did or the Father.  I’m repeating what they said.  That one verse opens up a whole new area of understanding. If these things written in the bible are prototypes, then the end time church has to be released from Satan, just like the ancient Israelites had to be released from the physical Pharaoh.

Can we pick and choose what we want to believe?  Can you believe the part of the Bible that speaks of Passover and reject this part?  It’s all or nothing.

Referring back to Exodus 5:1, the phrase hold a feast is Strong’s #2287, and the primary meaning is to move in a circle… If you don’t think this is an end time verse, show me that Moses intended to move in a circle, go out into the wilderness, do the Passover thing and then come back into the slavery of Pharaoh and the Egyptians.  No way did Moses have these intentions!

What do we do in the end time church of God?  Don’t we “move in a circle,” make a round trip to the Feast of Tabernacles?  There has been an upsurge in this year 2001, to what degree I don’t know right now.  I do know one woman who went for the weekly Sabbath and last three days of the Feast this year hadn’t attended one since 1997.  Another lady made the same trips just to meet with an organized group keeping the Feast.

Can you start to see what is going on here since 9/11/2001?  To me, I see God’s hand all over these events: the number 11 and all the Bible info that relates to that, the fact that just three of the planes found their targets, the cancellation of Flight 43, plus the speculation that there could have been more attacks planned that day that we know nothing of.  Can we see how there is a certain amount of repentance going on in this nation and in the church?  If you think that every last human has to repent, think again.  Study the verses in Genesis 18 about Abraham bargaining with a spirit being, apparently Christ, about Sodom and Gomorra for a take on God’s attitude in such a situation.

The most encouraging thing to me is that Pharaoh King of Egypt the Great Dragon was forced to release members of the church this fall so we could move in a circle to the Feast.  I learned this in the summer of 2000 and thought it would happen last Feast, but it didn’t.  It surely is encouraging to me to see this release of the church from Satan which probably won’t be complete till Passover, or Pentecost 2002 when you consider what these two feast times represent, also it could just be part of the church being released also with more to follow.  There is just one more thing I want to cover in part 1 of this paper, as it will be on going as things develop.  Don’t forget signs follow.

Rush Limbaugh, why’d I bring up Rush Limbaugh?  What has he got to do with anything?  He probably has already had a lot to do with events of Satan versus God in the end time.  We need to understand one thing clearly about Satan and God.  Christ has ALL power, Matt. 28:18.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

This includes every being that exists.  Christ deals out this power to those whom he has chosen to give it to, to serve his purpose.  His ultimate purpose is to have all mankind repent and be saved.  Many verses in the Bible indicate that this may be a much smaller number saved than we generally think, but that’s another subject.  Why then if Christ has all this power, does he let things draw out to the nth degree?  Why doesn’t he just zap Osama bin Laden and rid the earth of that servant of Satan?  A good example of Christ just letting things squeak by was the presidential election here in the US last fall.  In hindsight, it was obvious to me that George Bush was chosen by God to be the president, but if memory serves, it took 36 days to get through the hassle of the close election.  That is just the way God does things.  It is like He sits way back on the fringes and just forces things His way when necessary.  After all, God sets up kings.

Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

God has also allowed Satan to be the god of this world.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Study Matt. 4:8-9.

Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Matthew 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Notice that Christ didn’t argue or refute Satan in this statement.  Satan can give to anyone on this earth whatever he wants to unless God overrules it.  Satan owns and rules Osama bin Laden at this point and he does Satan’s will. Satan can take any of us captive at his will, if God allows it.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Satan’s ultimate goal is to take over the Father’s position. I believe that in his warped thinking, he really thinks that he can do it.  Study Isaiah 14:12-14.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

So, with Satan being the god of this world and having the ultimate goal of taking God’s throne, it is obvious that Satan will use all his power in that direction.  This will happen continuously except when Christ overrides it.

What has this got to do with Rush Limbaugh? Perhaps a lot, considering what he has accomplished and what he stands for.  First and foremost, Rush Limbaugh acknowledges that there IS a God.  He makes the statement unashamedly that he has “talent on loan from God.”  As Christians, we know that it is a gift from God, not a loan.  What God is concerned about is how that gift is used.

There are basically two positions for mankind to take: God’s side or Satan’s side, and the reason for this is that Satan has had pretty well a free hand to carry out his deceptions.  In US politics, there are two ideologies that basically fall into two categories, conservative and liberal with dozens of shades of gray in between and extremes on both ends.  If you take the Bible as the written thoughts of God and rules for mankind to live by, this would fall under the conservative heading.  For instance, abortion is murder.  God sees it like that and most if not all of the conservative side would see that also.  I am not saying that all liberals are headed into the lake of fire, just as I am not saying all conservatives are going into the kingdom.  Everyone will have a fair chance to repent, conservative and liberal alike.  What we do after we see the light through the Holy Spirit is what determines where we come down at, life forever or death forever.  Don’t be too critical of anyone until he has a chance to repent.  After all, none of us have done as bad as Paul of the Bible, and you see where he came down.  Are we naive enough to think that Satan would allow Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts the success they have if he could stop it?  No way.  This is clearly a case of where God has overridden Satan.  If Satan had his way, conservatives would have as many rights as women in Afghanistan have today.

Rush Limbaugh’s program is a rallying point for the conservative ideology nationwide and very useful in this free country to God’s ultimate ends.  It keeps a rein on liberal thinking and doctrine.  If God would allow it, Satan would shut everything down in this country that in any way acknowledges that there is a REAL God.  But God won’t allow this for now, because like I mentioned earlier, the US is where the primary focus of the end time work will happen from because we have the wealth and freedom to do it.  Taking away our freedom is what was behind the September 11 attacks, a move by Satan to shut us down.

Satan has moved to shut Rush down.  He started losing his hearing last May and the doctors can’t explain the reason why, just calling it an autoimmune condition.  Now he is nearly totally deaf.  His program is still functioning, but it goes without saying that he can’t be as productive as he would be if he had all his hearing.  For instance, he will be severely restricted in attending functions outside his radio production facility.  I think Rush still has a lot to do yet with this talent that God has given, not loaned, to him.  I also think that his hearing loss is a direct act of Satan or some demon, not a true medical condition.  Notice a couple of biblical examples of what demons can do.

Luke 11:14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.

Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

Mark 9:26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

I also expect that a man of God will at some point either cast out the demon if that is the cause of the hearing loss or anoint him for healing if it is a medical condition.  There will be gifts of healing coming to the church probably in the near future.  I certainly think the end time events have kicked in.

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Paul and Peter certainly had this gift if Peter’s shadow could cause someone to be healed and the clothes that Paul would send would do the same thing.

In closing part one of this paper, I would suggest to all Christians to look for God’s hand in what is going on in this nation as well as other parts of the world.  Notice especially how God is using and guiding President Bush.  Pay close attention and you will start to see things happening that only God could be behind.

PS Oct 22 I saw a news release on Rush Limbaugh where a doctor put a name on his hearing loss. According to this doctor about twenty thousand people have this affliction in the US and there is an operation available that is reasonably successful.

Published October, 2001

© Edgar Y. Bennett
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