Editorial 3/19/98

Blinking falling stars Falling stars Blinking falling stars

    The world has often used the term "star" to give the picture of someone bright and shining. Popular movie idols are called stars. The Bible uses the term to represent givers of light and truth. Lucifer means "light bearer." He was a star. When Lucifer fell and became the adversary, he was called Satan. The prophet states: "I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth." In ancient times a meteorite was thought to be an angel falling from heaven.

    In the Bible it is written: "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." Of course, this is not speaking of literal stars or the earth would be burned up in less than a second. The book of Revelation calls the ministers of the churches stars. As stated: "Write ...the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels [messengers or ministers] of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches." When the Scriptures speak of the stars falling from heaven it is indicative of those who should be teachers of righteousness being described as falling from their high place.

    If one has eyes to see, it is rather striking how well the old prophets described our own current day and the conditions that face men now. We have ministers, evangelists and politicians who are stars and, surely, a great number are seen as having fallen from heaven. That is, they have fallen from the grand and noble principles which have governed a few since the beginning, and have taken up the work of the ministers of evil which go about doing their work of deception.


    Billy Graham told the "Today Show" March 12th that he forgave President Clinton. He said, "I know the frailty of human nature....He has such a tremendous personality that I think the ladies just go wild over him." Graham said, "We're living in a whole different world today, and the pressure on anybody today is difficult." I would suggest that Mr. Graham did not forgive the president but, rather, gave the man an excuse. If the president is guilty as charged I do not recall hearing that this man has asked forgiveness for his sins. If Mr. Clinton is guilty as Mr. Graham suggests, this statement seems incredible for someone to make who has read his Bible at all. Does God only give power over sin when it is easy not to sin, or does God's power fail when times get difficult? I have read the Scriptures and find nowhere in them where God forgives the wicked who refuse to forsake their sins. He forgives those who have turned from their wicked ways and repented for their evil hearts. Those that lie about their wicked ways and continue them while denying that they happened, are classed with those who will be cast into the lake of fire. In his interview, according to Cal Thomas who is an independent columnist, Graham stated that Clinton would make a good preacher. I think this statement is basically correct since President Clinton does preach a lot. It is also true that today's ministry has just about as much moral integrity and scriptural acuity as Mr. Clinton has. If they are not stealing money or in bed with someone they shouldn't be in bed with, or marrying same sex couples, or ordaining homosexuals, or molesting the altar boys, they commit the greater crime of not leading their flocks in the way of the Scriptures. If there is one spiritual crime above another, it would be the crime of promising a man life when he has not received it, forgiving him when he has not repented and remains in spiritual rebellion. "Men of God" make up their own interpretation and state their own doctrine as Mr. Graham has done. While it may be true that Clinton would make a good preacher, it would not be for God that he would be preaching.

    When a star falls from heaven, he suddenly loses his heavenly eyes and judges unrighteous judgment. Isa. 5:20: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

    If one cares to read the Word, it will expose those who have a pretense for spirituality. The Word says, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Rev. 21:8. Now, Mr. Graham may forgive those liars, but God has not. "Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins." Joshua 24:19.


    If the current scandals are true, there is another fallen star and that one is in the White House. Isa. 13:10: "For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." I wish we could say that the only crimes in government were the sins committed by corrupt rulers and the people who follow them. It seems so much darker than that. Again, the Scriptures have a keen insight to the situation. Eze. 13:22: "Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life." Fallen stars do this. They give the wicked hope and say their sins are forgiven when they are not. I think this nation's evangelists have become a host of false prophets who "are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness." The nation's political leaders are the same. They speak that all is well and things will get better while, all the time, they plan to take the people to greater darkness than before.

    In high places today in government and the military certain women have charged the evil of their associates in putting pressure on them to commit sexual acts. These women want to set the record straight. Evil forces are accustomed to this, however, and they know well how to turn the tables and make the innocent look guilty. The women are made to look like the criminals while the criminals go free and "lies have made the heart of the righteous sad." Of course, the false prophets will dispense forgiveness and say all is well when it is not. They say, "peace, peace; when there is no peace." To a great degree men today are making those who report crime in high places seem like the criminals.

    I have wondered what a prophet of God would say to these personages in high places these days. I have wondered what He would say to the leaders of the people, the false prophets and those who are in high religious places of influence. So many of the people seem satisfied to have dark stars and black holes lead them. Jer 5:31: "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" It seems most people these days say, don't confuse me with the truth. Give me smooth things to hear. "And by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."

    So what would a prophet say? If one went before the king (president), how would he state the case? First of all, God would speak to the ministers and evangelists of the land. He would start with them. "The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."

    To the nation God would say, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul and hateful bird....For her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. ... Since in her heart she says, 'A queen I sit, I am no widow, mourning I shall never see,' so shall her plagues come in a single day, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and were wanton with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning....In one hour has thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo any more....In one hour all this wealth has been laid waste. ... Rejoice over her, O heaven, O saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her! Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, 'So shall Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and shall be found no more.'" (Rev. 18, RSV).


    Americans and most of the world seem to love a story of success and prosperity. They do not want to hear the plain truth. When the great fall comes, Americans, along with the rest of the world, will deserve what they get. Americans have loved to hear lying words. "They will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears." 2 Tim. 4:3. The time mentioned here has come. Men have heaped to themselves grand "spiritual" personages who flatter and love to be flattered by the corrupt people of the age. "For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue." Ps. 5:9.

    Concerning some of these things, however, it should be noted that what we are seeing on the surface in regards to the battles now being enjoined are not things we are awake to at first. One might notice how the media exposes some great evil. The next day they are over on the other side of the event showing how all of the evil is contrived by right-wing extremists, lying women or the lunatic fringe. A little time later, the Press drops another bomb only to introduce all of the apologists the next time around.

    There are two purposes in this and it is intentionally that this is done. First of all, it creates a large audience for the sponsors. A lot of money is made over these tugs of war. Secondly, and perhaps the most notable reason, is that this serves to greatly agitate the people. This is precisely as it is planned. When you watch the news, you are not being upset accidentally, you are being upset purposely.

The part played by the Press is to keep pointing out requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people, to express and to create discontent. It serves to excite,and inflame those passions which are needed for our purpose. It is often vapid, unjust, mendacious, and the majority of the public have not the slightest idea what ends the press really serves. The Protocols

    The New Age is being formed by those in influential places. The new religion and the new form of existence is being well laid out. To some, it appears that leaders in high places can get away with anything. Some who are in high places are children of the new scheme of things. When one is completely amoral, his position seems well-nigh guaranteed since amorality is the watchword of the new elite. They believe that the new society should not have morality as described in the Scriptures. The New Age morality is what state law says. Modern religion and satanic forces have joined hands and presented love as being a gushy, forgive all kind of sentimentality while crushing the innocents who preach righteousness and cannot conscientiously follow state law. This false Christ quotes the Scriptures and commits murder at the same time and the host of religious professors follow right along with him.


    What may be forgotten by some, however, is that there is a God in heaven. While it is true our nation has made its security in lies, it will not last for long. God speaks of this very day in which we now live. The day is soon coming when everyone will know that, for He has said, "Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people ....Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves. ...Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night....For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. ...For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth." (Isaiah 28:14-22, KJV).


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