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August 12, 2011Posted by on
I’ve been working pretty hard at this movie and I have to say, it has not come easy. The research, the challenge of reading the doctrines of demons, the spiritual attacks, it’s all there. But God has definitely pulled me through. The latest bump, my Digi 003+ rack, which to most people is just technical jargon, crashed. It’s basically my audio interface which allows me to create music, do my voice overs, etc in my preferred audio editing software of Pro Tools. Without this, I can’t get to several of the voice over files and music that I’ve been working on for the film. So in the meantime, I decided to put together a short trailer from the material I do have. It’s definitely not much, but it’s to show that I am actually working on it, and it is coming along despite the roadblocks.
A special thank you to Chris White and Douglas Hamp who are featured in the film. Not only did they take the time to contribute, but they have been instrumental in the support, inspiration, and faith for me to know that the information I am presenting is not some crazy conspiracy theory or wishful thinking, but in fact biblically sound and truthful in the world we live in today. Chris told me in Branson that the bible is as far as I need to go to find answers and the more research I do, the more true this statement has become. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart! Praise the Lord.
July 31, 2011Posted by on
witness: “attestation of fact, event, etc., from personal knowledge;” also “one who testifies;” originally “knowledge, wit,” formed from wit (n.) ness…a person who gives testimony.
Reflecting off the great weekend I had in Branson last weekend, I had to stop and remember perhaps the most powerful moment of the entire trip which I failed to mention in my report of the Future Congress in the last couple posts. It came on the day of travel on a flight from Branson Missouri to a lay over at Denver International Airport. After having breakfast with Douglas Hamp and Chris Pinto, we arrived at the airport and continued the conference in our own little way. The discussions were so fascinating that Doug decided to check to see if he can change his seat to sit in the same row as Chris Pinto. After successfully changing his seat, he told me I should ask to see if I can’t do the same. I eagerly went to the desk and got my seat changed to a row behind Doug and Chris.
Once we boarded the plane, I took my seat and realized that I was on the opposite isle from where Chris and Doug were. Not of much use to continue a conversation with them. But God has a funny way of working things out. Behind me were three ladies I met at the conference and to my right was a gentlemen named Keith who probably had no idea that he was about to get drenched with the Gospel.
As any conversation starts with a stranger, we began with small talk. He had asked about why I was in Branson and after describing the conference, he made a few remarks about how he doesn’t subscribe to religion. As we broke the ice, I began to ask him more about why he doesn’t believe in God or Jesus or “subscribe to any religions” as he put it. Most of it was answered with comments like, “well I’m a good person, I do good for others and so why do I need God or Jesus to live a good life?” Valid stance and I believe it’s a position many people take. I immediately recognized the opportunity and prayed to God for the words and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to work in me and in this brother Keith.
What happened in the next hour and a half was my first true experience of witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a non-believer, in person. I had done some things online in email, and in forums, and chats, but never in person. I can’t get into all the details because it would take forever to write, and quite frankly, I don’t think I can adequately recall all the details of the conversation. But I will say that the Holy Spirit moved inside of my to give me verses, analogies, metaphors, and concepts that any apologist would ever need to defend and to properly explain the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Keith had described how his current girlfriend was a Christian and that she does the “church” thing. He also mentioned how he “tried the born again thing,” but that it didn’t really change anything or work for him. God bless this man Keith because he really was a good man with a great heart. But we got into a lot of issues regarding God and eventually Jesus Christ that he didn’t know about. His pastors, when he “tried the born again thing,” merely told him to pray about the questions he had, which is disappointing. But nevertheless, I began to discuss the concept of morality, where it comes from, and why we have the ability to even conceptualize morality. He, like I am sure many others, felt that the idea that you need God to be a moral person was absurd. I explained how that’s a common misunderstanding of what the believer is saying. What I tried to convey to him was that the ability to rationalize between good and bad must mean there is an ultimate good of which we can measure or base our measurement of morality off of (that was wordy, but I hope you get my drift). I used all the analogies for example, if gravity is a law, there must be a law giver; we know there is a “law” of physics, which warrants an author who put in place that law of which we would not exist if it weren’t there. In the same way, if there is an ability to measure morality, it must mean there is a perfect moral basis to reflect your own morality off of. This was just one example of several topics we covered in the conversation.
The only explanation I have to the endless thoughts, concepts, bible verses, and answers I had for this man’s questions was the Holy Spirit. I have done a good amount of reading on many issues and continue to read the bible as much as possible, but I had no idea that I was adequately able to not only defend my faith, but also share the good news. I will have to say thanks to Chris White especially in this regard because his latest podcasts were very much on this issue of WHY the Gospel is the Good News.
At the end of the flight I said I would get off my soap box and told him thanks for listening. I asked him if it got him to at least think about things, and he replied, “Oh you definitely got me thinking.” I gave Keith a card so who knows, he may read this very post at some point, so Keith if you’re reading this, I am praying for you brother.
I told him that you don’t need any ritual or test or anything to accept Jesus Christ into your heart. It’s not like a jacket you try on and you grow out of or you grow sick of. It’s actually, as Chris White has stated, “a supernatural event that occurs in your life.”
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
The only regret I have from the entire conversation was not asking him if he wanted to accept Jesus Christ right there in the plane. I am kicking myself for not doing so, but at the same time, I recall in the moment, feeling the spirit tell me not to because I had already given him way too much to ponder. It doesn’t mean I don’t regret not asking anyways.
The idea of repentance appears in the bible over 100 times. Repent, Metanoeó in the Greek. “Meta” meaning change, “Noeó” meaning mind or to think or understand. It’s really that simple. So Keith, if you come across this post, all you have to do is repent. And also, to any of the three ladies who were behind me praying for me and for this man, thank you! Praise the Lord Jesus for all that He is and all that He does.
July 19, 2011Posted by on
I rarely leave my bubble here in Orange County California. But this weekend, I’m taking a trek down to Branson Missouri for the Future Congress. I am extremely excited to meet and fellowship with like minded people. This is like the ultimate place to be this summer for the so called “crazy” Christians. No longer do I have to get weird looks and comments regarding the topics of discussion, but instead a whole weekend of praising God and diving into the core of many issues that I am fascinated by.
I am going to attempt to take lots of pictures and possibly conduct some unofficial interviews. I am also going to try to post every night from the conference so those who can’t make it can get an inside look at what’s going on. It all kind of depends because there are events scheduled until midnight. So sleep might not be part of the agenda this weekend but I am ok with that.
I still have not decided which workshops to attend. Do I go listen to Dr. Future, Sharon Gilbert, Chris Putnam, David Hitt, Ray Gano, Chris Pinto or go check out G Edward Griffin being interview by Derek Gilbert of PID Radio? Then we get to sit through G Edward Griffin and then after that Chuck Missler! That’s just day one! I am totally geeked for this event! It’s going to be amazing.
Check out Future Congress to get more info on it.
INTERVIEW WITH DOUGLAS HAMP
Last week I had the priviledge to interview Douglas Hamp for my film project, Age of Deceit. Doug is a pastor, teacher, author, and researcher who has a MA in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His latest book Corrupting the Image: Angels, Aliens and the Antichrist Revealed is sure to be a hit. I have not had a chance to read it yet, but Doug did allude to several sections in the book during our interview. I will post the full interview in due time, but for now I want to keep the footage exclusive until my film is done.
It was a very cool interview and we spoke about a lot of issue regarding UFO’s, Aliens, the New World Order and Doug’s perspective on the antichrist being someone from within the secret societies, more specifically, Free Masonry. The concept is not out of line since this person will most likely be of a bloodline of which they consider sacred, and will have the means to the technology, resources, and the status to be able to carry out 2 Thessalonians 2:4
“He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”
The conversation also went into the line of genetics and how he believes, like myself and other folks like Russ Dizdar, that there was a genetic mutation of sorts which occured in the fall of man. The interesting thing that he brought up was that the Y chromosome is what is passed down from the male line, and since Jesus Christ did not have a human Y chromosome, but that of God’s, it is more proof that He really was who He said He was, even in terms of genetics! Again, it was a very interesting two hour conversation and I will definitely post the entirety of the interview in due time.
Visit Douglas Hamps Website for more information on his books and research!
AGE OF DECEIT FILM UPDATE
The film is coming along but it’s definitely taking on a life of it’s own. The more I learn, the more I want to put in the movie. At some point I am going to have to limit the information that I can provide. I think most of the information is stuff that a lot of people know, at least the folks in the Revelations Radio Network circle. But I am trying to put it all into a consice film which can be seen around two hours. At this point, this thing is going to be like 30 hours and basically recount every piece of history that I can conjure up regarding the New World Order and all the various aspects of it.
The most recent information that I’ve come across which has intrigued me is the information about the Synagogue of Satan. It is based on a passage in Revelation 3:9
“I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars–I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.”
There is book with the same title written by Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, who traces it back to the year 740 and shows how psuedo Jews are actually behind the New World Order and how it’s tied into the Khazar myth and the Ashkenazi Jews. However, I am not thoroughly convinced that this is the case as of yet. I think there is something to it, but to pigeonhole it and call it a “Jew World Order” I believe is a stretch. However, the ties with the origin of Kabballah in the 15th century in regards to Free Masonry, as well as the documented historical facts about the Rothschilds and their origin is pretty interesting and worth doing more research on. For now, I am going to focus on the stuff I am pretty sure is accurate information which is basically looking at Theosophy, New Age, occult and esoteric writings of the 19th and 20th century and tie it back to the Ancient Mystery School Teachings as the root of the “sacred promise” given to the inner members of the New World Order, and how it is the same thing as the Alien Gospel, as well as Transhumanism. The punch line of course is to show that Jesus Christ is the ultimate anwer to all of this mess. God Bless and see you in Branson!
June 16, 2011Posted by on
After a lot of prayer, I decided to embark on a little journey to put together a documantary film. The information I’ve been learning over the past year has been overwhelming and I feel this will serve as a form of therapy for me personally to organize the information and let it all out to “get it off my chest” so to speak. But in doing so, my hope and prayer is that someone will come to know the Lord through the project. The goal is quite simple. Save a soul. If it get’s one person to turn to the Word, then mission accomplished. I’ve personally never experienced bringing someone to the Lord, but I feel like this is Him using me to do just that. I ask for your prayers as I go through the process since like many who have come before doing this type of thing, the information can be really dark, depressing, and straight up evil.
The premise of the film is to really show what Chris White alludes to in Aquarius: Age of Evil and David Icke Debunked. That is to show how the New World Order that all the truthers are pointing to is only the framework that is going to be destroyed and that what replaces it is going to be the REAL New World Order. Of course this is a really short synopsis of all the things I get into, but
I was speaking to a gentlemen today who was pointing me to what is called The Book of Urantia. Here is a direct quote from him. “The Urantia Book is the 5th epochal revelation to mankind, Jesus’ life and teachings were the 4th. ” After some discussion, he claimed how this book does not de-deity Jesus as so many other new age teachings seems to do, but rather explains how Jesus was one of many deity figures. He explained, “The ub (Urantia Book) does not de-deify Christ in any way as the Son of God-it does state that Jesus is one of many Sons of God that exist in the universe.” To that my response was that saying that Jesus is one of many is very much denying that Jesus is the UNIQUE Son of God.
The conversation got even more interesting when I began to explain to him why the Bible is the only book that is 100% on it’s prophecies so far, and how the incredible accuracy of writing about future events before they occur should be a testament to the validity of the Word. I pointed him to the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation which shows how the bible writes about a world government or a one world system. Upon doing so, he refered back to the Book of Urantia stating, “the ub does elude to eventually there being one govt, one language, one race etc. As society continues to evolve and at some point being administered by what is referred to as a ‘planetary prince’ sent from the local universe administrators- very heavy stuff indeed…” I almost gasped. “…a ‘planetary prince’ sent from the local universe administrators…” Could this be the prince of the power of the air that Ephesians 2 refers to? To me it was just another case of a new age writings deceiving those seeking spiritual truth. I find it astonishing that all of these new age ideas speak about the same thing but have different names. It’s almost becoming predictable.
It’s conversations like this that really fires me up. I don’t get to talk to too many folks about this topic so any time I do, I feel validated about my faith in Jesus and what my purpose is in Christ. Anyone who wants to start a conversation, please feel free to email me and I would love to bounce ideas and information to see if there might be some things that could be presented in the movie. God Bless!
June 1, 2011Posted by on
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” EPHESIANS 6:11
This video is the first of several to come. They will all be similar in nature, short 3-5 minute blurps on various topics relating the world to the Word
Almost every layer of society has dark spiritual infiltration. This may sound like a sweeping generalization but in fact, this has been true since the days of Adam and Eve who allowed the legal right for Satan to reign on earth. The only difference is, today we have technology; clear, fast, and precise forms of communication capitalized and controlled ultimately by money and by private entities who own that money. So with economics being at the top of the list for things that influence and control society, there is no doubt that this is the place Satan has done most of his work. The ripple effect that this creates throughout every facet of our world is evident in the various layers of our social and behavioral existence.
“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” MARK 6:34
I was very weary of putting this video out since it is on the heavy side. After starting my research on transhumanism to create my next video, I felt led to take a peek at several other topics concerning the agenda for the future of humanity. I began to see more clearly how vast the influence of the devil’s schemes are in this world. On one end, the corruption is through and through in that sin is the root cause of all of humanities short comings. But on the other hand, we can analyze the world of art, entertainment, economics, politics, spirituality and more to expose these schemes and to spread the Gospels as the ultimate solution to defeat them.
My next video is already done but I think I am going to make a few tweaks on it in the next week. My goal is to put one video out every week for as long as I feel led to do so. This whole process has been in many ways, a culmination of the things God has given and shown me in life. It’s evident to me that God was working in all the things that happened before I became a believer. These videos aren’t super high quality or high production. I’m just a guy who loves doing this kind of thing. And what better way to do it than to tell about Jesus?
The question I want these videos to provoke in people’s minds is, what is your source? Is it God or the world. Those of us who have accepted Jesus into our lives have the Holy Spirit within us influencing our hearts and our minds with every decision we make. It’s a privilege and a gift to live and breath everyday. I believe it is important to express the teachings of Jesus Christ in every way imaginable while we are here, alive on earth. How can someone who defies logic, reason, nature, and seemingly time by foretelling future events be anyone else than God in human flesh? He wouldn’t be God if he was unable to do these things. Jesus taught us, so I believe it is important for us to teach the world by living the Word the best we can.
“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” MARK 6:34
May 5, 2011Posted by on
It’s not an easy thing to be a “Christian” in the world today. The skepticism, doubt, intellectual and scientific objection and at times, downright hatred towards any religious affiliation, especially Christianity, can easily lead to us running into the arms of our own circle of friends, family, and church who agree with us at large avoiding the outside world who beckons an explanation within the boundaries of their own standards for what is rightfully one’s own faith. Often times, Christians in general are accused of having the “I’m right and you’re wrong” mentality towards the world. In my experience, the majority who do the finger pointing are merely doing just that; pointing fingers. They seldom offer any rational explanation or a reputable alternative other than their own worldview which may or may not have any weight to begin with and is often associated with the agenda to discredit Christianity and religion in general. Other times their claims and arguments against Christianity tend to be misunderstanding the basic principles of faith, misinformation or out right lies. In this scientific culture, ravaged by intellect, logic, the need for empirical evidence to deem anything as fact, and dare I say a borderline fascist form of scholarship, what does it mean to be a Christian and how do we cope with this opposition?
Most people regardless of faith still consider America to be at large a Christian nation. But the word “Christian” has become very obscure. It’s often synonymous with a political position, ethical and moral choke holds, and other traditions and rituals that categorize itself as being a religion or worse yet, a cult. We’re allegedly the cause of wars, suffering, hatred, division and anything negative associated with humanity. We are the exclusivists (I think I just made up a word) who don’t accept any scholastic, scientific, and intellectual discoveries which directly contradict our worldview. But if we are to be honest, the church is not free from its own faults. The church at large has not done a great job in addressing various topics such as homosexuality, paranormal, supernatural, etc. Although there seems to be a movement of Christians heading in this direction, the focus at large seems to be in the condemning of others, that is to say going on the defense, rather than showing God’s will through our lives. This is not to say that we Christians should not partake in apologetic inquiry, but rather pointing out the retaliating nature of debates and arguments with a non-believing world seem futile.
The issue the secular world has with Christians is often limited to a sweeping generalization of the behavior of certain individuals who labeled themselves “Christian”. Heretical teaching is real, false teachers are abound, and un-biblical and unsound representation of the word of God is undoubtedly out there and has been throughout the ages. But this by no means proves or disproves the deity of Jesus Christ and the authority of the written Word. Behavior does not verify belief. However, it is apparent that our behavior does affect the perception of God to the unbelieving world. As non-sequitur as that first argument is, it is still our responsibility as believers to conduct ourselves in a certain manner to portray God into the world and re-present the truth to the best of our ability.
I remember growing up seeing people picketing on the street corner with signs that said, “You’re going to Hell unless you believe in Jesus!” This was a tremendous turn off and one of many reason why I thought Christians were nuts growing up. Although I’ve come to believe that statement, I would never hold up a sign and tell someone that they are going to hell since I understand that God is the judge, not me. These methods can be seen as pointing the finger back at the non-believing world instead of focusing on the calling and purpose set before us in Christ. I am certainly guilty. As someone who grew up without any faith or religion, and being somewhat a competitive person, I often times feel good when debating with a non-believer and logically break down their arguments or claims. But the feeling is short lived and I often times repent and think about how the point is not to win an argument, the point is to share the gospel so that the message of Jesus Christ can be relayed clear and concise. If we can focus on this, all of the attempts to discredit or outright bring down Christianity becomes mute. If we as Christians truly believe that the bible is the Word of God and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, then we really don’t have to stress over the opposing world. I’ve heard how the bible is like a lion; it doesn’t need defending, just simply let loose. Hebrews 4:12 comes to mind:
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”-HEBREWS 4:12
As an AV and sound engineer for a church, I get to sit through a lot of services and events. A couple weeks ago, I was assigned to a Jr high service. In it, the Jr high pastor had a message that was so simple yet very profound. It was basically that there are actually five gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the fifth gospel being YOU! Our lives are meant to be a representation of the gospel. But this can only be done through our own decision to do so, and a willingness to let God’s will be done. Another good friend and pastor once made an analogy that each one of our lives is like the individual square mirror on a disco ball reflecting God’s light into the room (world). The better we polish the mirror, the better we reflect the light.
“You are the light of the world.” -MATTHEW 5:14
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
So as we come together on this national day of prayer, let us remember and take a moment to pray for our government, our media, education, business, military, family, and the church. For me personally, as a Christian who has a fascination with conspiracy theory, paranormal, supernatural and other topics that aren’t found in a typical Christian, it’s easy for me to point the finger and call out the obvious darkness and the problems that is present in the sectors of society I mentioned above. But today, I am humbled and need to remind myself that God has gifted me with a tremendously awesome life. I think it’s important to expose the darkness, but sometimes, we just need to pray.
Government – Pray for our leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
Media – Pray on behalf of the actors, musicians, and athletes our young people seek to emulate. Ask the Lord to strengthen and embolden any Christians in these fields. But more importantly, pray for those who are willingly portraying and influencing our society away from truth, integrity, and morality, that they may have conviction and awareness of their influence and power.
Education – Pray for our young people. Bless them and pray for the teachers and leaders to provide a morally sound and wholesome environment.
Business – Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace. Pray for God’s will to be working through our daily tasks and assignments. Pray that our executives, business leaders, and corporations to conduct themselves honorably and honestly.
Military – Pray for the troops who serve each day at the bases, around the world, and here within our borders. Pray for their families. Pray for the Lord’s protection of these brave men and women. Pray also for those who have lost a loved one in battle. Ask that God’s comfort would be upon them in a special way. Pray that our media’s accounts of US Military actions are relayed fairly and impartially. Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Ask God to intercede for military chaplains and loved ones at home.
Family – Pray for loving homes that model the virtues such as sacrifice, patience, and unconditional love to a watching world. Pray for the family to be preserved as God intended. Pray for those whose families are broken. Pray for those who feel alone and hopeless since the truth is that we are all adopted children of our heavenly Father.
Church – Pray for unity and boldness in proclaiming God’s Word!
April 18, 2011Posted by on
When I was growing up, the original Nintendo game console was the big hype. Everyone wanted the console that came with Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, and Track Meet. The console came with a controller, a gun for duck hunt, and a running pad for the track meet game. It was awesome. I had friends over and it was the beginning of the video game industry that would explode in the coming years. As innocent as shooting fireballs at King Koopa or hunting for slow predictable mechanical ducks on screen was, I do remember the quick succession of games that came out that became more and more violent.
By the time I got to college, it was the XBOX and Halo became the huge hype while over the internet the game Counterfeit was so popular that entire shops were opened where you could pay money to sit at a computer and play Counterfeit. Both of these game were first person shooters which meant the screen was from a first person point of view with a gun in front of you. I had many late nights of playing Halo with my roommates, connecting two or three XBOX consoles to create teams. We would scream and yell and even get angry when things went wrong. I also had a roommate in college that was so into Counterfeit that he had a head set with a microphones screaming “Bridge! Blue 5! Counter! Counter! Counter!” late into the night.
Really the topic of violence and video games is not new. In fact it’s something that has been discussed for a while and like movie rating, video games have ratings that determine how violent or how appropriate the game is for certain age brackets. But I believe the level of violence in video games is again, the continuing of desensitizing the youth of America.
I believe there is a spiritual component to all we see and hear especially in the main stream media. The elite who have control over the content that we consume as a mass populous must have some sort of agenda. A good question we always must as ourselves is, “who benefits?” This question is not strictly in a financial sense, but also in a social, emotional, and even spiritual sense. It is my belief that it all has to do with the break down of any sort of moral or ethical belief systems, mainly Christianity.
Jesus once said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” -Matthew 5:43, 44. Love your enemies was and still is a revolutionary concept. Video games, especially the violent ones, do the exact opposite. The goal for many of these games is to identify the enemy and destroy them. I am not suggesting that everyone who plays violent video games are going to walk out and become violent people, but consider my personal experience.
There was a game called Grand Theft Auto that got really popular a few years back. It is an RPG (Role Playing Game) where you walk around a town, steal cars, rob banks, make deals with the mafia etc. There really is no point to the game, but the bottom line is that part of attraction of the game was the ability to hijack cars by literally kicking people out and taking over a vehicle and drive around crashing into people, buildings, trees, or whatever is in the way without any consequence. Now I am guilty of playing this game a few years back and after playing for several hours, I had an interesting experience. The next time I got in a car, my mind was in Grand Theft Auto mode and although I would never act out on it, I was ready to run over people walking on the street, crash into other cars, run red lights etc. Now again, I would never act out on it but the fact is, my mind was somehow in some sort of hypnotic state where all I could do while driving was imagine myself doing the things that I did in the game.
There are several other games currently that kids are into that promote violence. The most popular right now is perhaps Call of Duty. But at the end of the day, we just have to be careful and keep our children and ourselves aware that in this video game saturated society, what’s really important is not found on a PS3 or XBOX or Wii or iPhone or whatever. In the near future, I would like to talk about occult symbolism found in video games today. It’s a whole different topic but it does tie into the degrading of our society through the use of electronic entertainment.