Signs of These Times–The King’s Journal April-June 2015

What a difference the Supreme Court has made in the United States and across the world during the month now dedicated to “gay pride”!

Here’s the newest journal issue: HeraldsKM NL-2015-2 (2) (1) (1)  Be Sure to check out the “Song Bird of Prophecy” column.  Did you know about the three missing angels?  Another must read is “Thy Kingdom Come – 4”.  Remember this journal is quarterly, and is intended to last you for that time, so take your time to digest its timely messages.

It was strangely ironic to see President Obama in the morning of June 26th, 2015 celebrating in the Rose Garden at the White House, his Supreme Court “victory” on behalf of his push to legalize and solemnize homosexual marriages, then in the afternoon of the same day he was standing behind a pulpit in a church, singing “Amazing Grace,” while he sought to console the grieving congregation for the murder of nine church members including its pastor and State Senator, Clementa Pinckney.  All nine were murdered in their Bible Study class at church, by a White Supremacist, Dylan Roof.  In the wake of this massacre, South Carolina has removed the Confederate Flag, its symbol of racial segregation.  But the removing of the “symbol of hate” has by no means removed the “institutionalization” of racial intolerance in the broader reaches of the State or in the Country, for that matter.

Looking on we’ve seen the compelling signs of our times, with the pope gaining international momentum daily, while Obama gloats in his political victories.  After all, Cuba now has reopened its embassy in the United States, and similarly with the USA in Cuba, the first in some fifty-nine years.  On the heels of that, the Islamic Republic of Iran has signed a quasi nuclear freeze with the international community in exchange for a relaxed economic stranglehold placed on its neck by the USA and her allies.

Looking to the north, we cannot tell if and when Russia will overtly invade Ukraine, while at the same time North Korea is brimming with anger and poised for a military showdown with the West and its neighbours.  Further, when we look in the Middle East theatre, it appears to be a military tinderbox ready to be lit in earth’s largest conflagration since the ending of World War 2.  Have you noticed the campaigns of ISIS and its expansionary reach across the Arabian Desert to now include Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula?  This is on the very borders of Israel, their last frontier after the eventual fall of Syria.

There are strange weather patterns as well as global conditions in the earth sea and skies which are unprecedented.  This the cause of my news letter–to beam for the the signs of these times while serving “meat in due season.”

For our own good, the women’s ordination vote came in about 11% short, and our time has been extended, sort of.  O my friends, have you noticed the four lunar eclipses–the Lunar Tetrad (also called “Blood Moons”) occurring over an 18-month period, all occurring on the Biblical Holy Days?  Read Lev. 23 if you’re not familiar with them.

Please remember to tune in to our weekly Bible Study.  We are currently exploring the series called “Biblical Marriage, What is It?”  Every Sabbath: 5:30 pm EST: 805-399-1000; pin: 121929#

I wish I could tell you more, but take your time and explore my web site, there is much to read and listen to.  And by all means please leave your comments below for others to read and react to.

The Pope will be speaking to the world, via the USA in September, and in case you missed his Climate Change Encyclical, here is a snippet:

“237. On Sunday, our participation in the Eucharist has special importance. Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection, the “first day” of the new creation, whose first fruits are the Lord’s risen humanity, the pledge of the final transfiguration of all created reality. It also proclaims “man’s eternal rest in God”.[168] In this way, Christian spirituality incorporates the value of relaxation and festivity. We tend to demean contemplative rest as something unproductive and unnecessary, but this is to do away with the very thing which is most important about work: its meaning. We are called to include in our work a dimension of receptivity and gratuity, which is quite different from mere inactivity. Rather, it is another way of working, which forms part of our very essence. It protects human action from becoming empty activism; it also prevents that unfettered greed and sense of isolation which make us seek personal gain to the detriment of all else. The law of weekly rest forbade work on the seventh day, “so that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your maidservant, and the stranger, may be refreshed” (Ex 23:12). Rest opens our eyes to the larger picture and gives us renewed sensitivity to the rights of others. And so the day of rest, centred on the Eucharist, sheds it light on the whole week, and motivates us to greater concern for nature and the poor.” ENCYCLICAL LETTER “LAUDATO SI’” OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME; http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

 What does Climate Change have to do with Sunday-sacredness?  Everything, says the pope!  Let him that readeth understand!  Those with ears to hear and eyes to see, use them for our Saviour’s glory.

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