Started by BobBarney: THE REST OF THE STORY
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-25
JUNE 26-July 2
News Stories From Across The World:
Thousands have their flights canceled as pilots' union says 88% due to staff shortages | Daily Mail Online
This is an updated version of an older story on why America is so special, along with Great Britain and Canada. It's a story of our national identity!
Someone once asked me, "Bob how can you say in one breath that God has little to nothing to do with this world, then say that the USA is one of the lost nations of Israel? You also say that if we do not obey God, our nation will be utterly destroyed by Him? Which scenario is it, is God involved or is it Satan’s world?"
I am quite sure that many have asked themselves the same question and let me assure you that there is an easy answer! God was totally involved in our world in the days of Adam and Eve. He (One of the divine Godhead that became Jesus) personally walked with them, talked with them, instructed them in how to live a godly lifestyle and have life forever. God had every intention to be involved in our lives from the start, just as any human parent has those same plans with their children.
Then sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience of God’s Laws. Remember there is only one biblical definition of sin. "Sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:4) Without the law, one cannot sin! (Romans 3:20 and Romans 7:7) When Adam and Eve broke God’s laws, they sinned. The Bible also gives us another term: "The wages (or penalty) of sin is death." (Rom 6:23) Therefore breaking the laws of God, brings death! Therefore, Adam’s sin brought death to mankind.
Lew Wallace. Library of Congress description: "Gen. Lew Wallace" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Rest of the Story (Ben Hur) inspired by the late Paul Harvey
A New "Ben Hur" Movie has been released. In no way does it match Heston's Original Classic, but do you know the story behind Ben Hur? It is an amazing story of an atheist finding GOD!
Most folks my age know the story of Ben Hur, maybe some of the younger generations out there have not read the book or had a chance to watch the movie; but I highly recommend it! This classic book was written by a Civil War general, named Lew Wallace in 1899. His story became movie starring Charlton Heston which won the Academy Award for best movie in 1959. It is a towering story of love, of suffering and of the struggle of good against evil.
Judah Ben Hur, the story’s hero, grows up with his childhood friend, Messala. Judah is a Jew, and Messala is Roman. Judah is the heir of a very great and wealthy house in Jerusalem. Messala is a promising military man who trained in Rome as a soldier then returned to Jerusalem as the leader of the Roman occupation forces. Both are great friends, but fate intervenes and makes the two bitter enemies.
Judah Ben Hur is sent off to die in prison, but a thoughtful man gives him water to drink and that act of kindness leads to his will to survive. As fate would have it, he finds himself saving the admiral of the Roman fleet and thus thrusting Judah back into fame and fortune.
The story of Ben Hur is riveting and awe inspiring, but do you know the rest of the story about the AUTHOR, Lew Wallace? You see General Wallace, like me started out as an atheist! He began this book to show the silliness of the Christian faith. I started off on my spiritual journey to do the same. Back in 1975 I was hellbent on disproving Garner Ted Armstrong and his logical and methodical belief in God - The God of the Bible! This story has a special meaning to me because both Mr. Wallace and I had a date with destiny. Mine was just 70 years later than his! And the rest of the story ??????????????????? Click on Read More below
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks to the media in Moscow on March 29, 2018. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images)
The Plain Truth has been predicting since we started posting online in 2008 (and believed these truths even long before that) that in the End Times, Russia will not be the threat people think. The major threat to world domination will be a revised Holy Roman Empire led by two beasts. One will be the Pope, who will spiritually align with an emperor of Europe, emerging most likely out of one of two countries, Italy or Germany. In Daniel 11, this leader is known as The King of the North and is also known as The Beast of Revelation! This is not our opinion, this is in the Bible and is the Holy Word of God! In the end times, America, Western Europe, and Britain (all a part of the lost tribes of Israel), Russia, and China will not have the power they enjoy today!
The current leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping of China who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012, and President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) since 2013, are not what the mainstream media and other world leaders project them to be.
By Bob Barney
Are we living in the last days? Are we in the end times? Is the return of Jesus Christ right around the corner? These are the questions that many of us ask ourselves whenever we read the book of Revelation or the Gospel of Matthew concerning the return of Jesus Christ and His kingdom of God that He is bringing with Him.
First of all, there is a misnomer with the term, “end times” that most people have. Jesus was never talking about the end of the world, neither was John in his book of Revelations. What both men were talking about is best described with the phrase “the end of the age” of mankind.
When God created man, Adam and Eve to be exact, a new age upon this earth began. It was the age of mankind, and it began approximately 5 to 6000 years ago as best we can tell. Adam was set up to rule the earth during this age but because of his sin, Adam lost his right as ruler of this age–the age of mankind. Many are not aware that the Bible plainly states the Earth is much older than man. In fact, those who believe the earth to be billions of years old are not necessarily in conflict with the Bible at all! It is very possible that the earth is very old. In Genesis the correct translation of God creating the heavens and the earth is that God re-created the earth after a cataclysm that is not mentioned. This former earth was under the rulership of the great archangel Lucifer, the angel who rebelled against God and became Satan. If Adam had not sinned, he would have been the ruler of this age. But Adam did sin and was not able to replace Satan as the ruler of this age.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, one that is rarely ever presented in churches today, is that Jesus as God is coming back to replace Satan as the ruler of this earth and usher in a new age. When Christ returns, he is bringing the kingdom of God with Him, a government that will have no end, and the age of man will come to an end. That is the gospel that is not preached today. Jesus was not merely talking about salvation, He was not talking about how to get to heaven. What he was talking about was bringing God’s government to earth, complete with God’s Laws and God's Love.
Those chosen to be Christians in this age have not been chosen for the personal reward of going to heaven when they die, because the plain truth is that we do not! Rather our mission is to help God prepare for the return of Jesus Christ as the king of this earth and to establish God’s government here, as it is now in Heaven. We don’t go to heaven when we die, we resurrect from the dead upon the return of Christ to rule with him as spiritual beings. Do yourself a favor and read 1 Corinthians 15. Paul clearly explains the state of the dead when we rise from the dead and where we will be when we rise. It is such an easy chapter to read, I think you will be amazed that you maybe have never read it! We have coming to us, an incredible awesome destiny! Unfortunately ministers who proclaim the Gospel just do not proclaim this truth! They leave the average person out there in total ignorance of the real plan of God.
I will not be telling you when the age is to come to an end because frankly, I do not know. Your preacher does not know, the Pope does not know, and some holy roller out in the desert does not know! So don’t be fooled! We must and always be prepared for the return of Christ, but we should live with the understanding that it may not happen in our lifetime. Doing anything else is doing the work of Satan to draw us away from God’s plan and eventually cause us to fail in our mission. Don’t be deceived, do not trust charlatans who would steal your money and your soul for their own gain. Christ made it clear that only He knows the exact time of His return, and we would not know. What He did give us were signs to allow us to understand in general when the time of His return was at hand. Simply put, we are to look for these signs.
#1: Wars and everyone talking about war all over the world.
#2: There would be earthquakes in places where they should not be. Earthquakes and regions where earthquakes always have been are not signs, but earthquakes in regions that do not have them, is a sign.
#3 False Christianity would become the accepted religion. Notice, I did not say FALSE RELIGION, I said false Christianity. Paul said for us to be aware of “another gospel” that was already being preached in his day. Paul warns in Gal 1:6-9: "I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” That false gospel has been preached since at least AD 50. It changed Saturday to Sunday, and Passover to Easter. It replaced the Law of Christ with lawlessness.
#4 A worldwide financial collapse (the Black Horse of Revelation) which will lead to the reformation of the Holy Roman Empire, which is Europe and NOT RUSSIA!
#5 Worldwide poverty and death brought about by wars, especially from the pale green horseman of Revelation. We will see food shortages in America, England, and the modern world! Genetically modified crops will begin to fail, food will be in short supply, and poverty disease and death will follow. Not in Africa or some third world nation, but in the modern Western World - America under Obamacare, and European health care systems will be reduced into killing machines, wiping the earth clean of seniors and sickly people. Hitler’s final solution will become reality to BILLIONS on earth, and not just to Jews and the disabled.
#6 The love of people will go away. Even Christians, (myself included), have been so overwhelmed by the evilness in this world, pretending to be “hope and change” that we will see the tribulations that are coming on the evil people as God’s just judgement. We will not care. We should care, but we won’t. Only in constant prayer and mediating on Christ’s words, will we be able to overcome the hatred that is building in our souls towards those that have caused all these calamities.
#7 Finally we will see signs in the heavens themselves. Comets and shooting stars, asteroids hitting the earth and all sorts of natural destruction, not caused by man-made global warming, but made by God as punishment to those on this planet who refuse to obey God’s Laws. The final sign we will see in heaven is the LORD GOD, we call Jesus Christ, the Yahweh of the Bible, riding on His horse, as bright as the sun itself, coming to this planet to take His place on His throne, here on planet earth, replacing and destroying the lawless and evil people of this world.
Then, Revelation will be completed. The healing will begin, but not a moment sooner.
Bob Barney: Readers of The Plain Truth know that I am not a fan of Fox News at all. I call it Faux News. I don't watch it. I have never been much of a Tucker Carlson fan before, but I will admit that right now, he is the only person on mainstream news speaking the plain truth about the dictatorship that is taking over America and the enslavement of the American people. Here is today's example, last night on The Tucker Carlson Show:
Written by Bob Barney
Sri Lankan army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/ Rohan Karunaratne)
There is a war going on that is completely unreported in the news. It is a war that kills hundreds of people a month, yet it is not on the front pages of your newspapers, nor can it be found in any of the top stories on our tv news like how Ukraine floods the airwaves and worldwide web.
Who is the target?
Yes, there is an all-out assault on Christians and the wizard behind this sinister plot is Satan.
The demons that help Satan conspire to kill Christians are the Deep State, the media, Big Pharma, Big Business, of course the Elitist Globalists, and as hard as this is to swallow, THE BIG CHURCHES!
They all represent lies and death, because Satan is the father of lies and the master mind behind death.
There is one of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day that is worth mentioning. The annual celebration is called the U.S. Catholic Bishops’, “Fortnight for Freedom” event. It consists of fourteen consecutive days of masses, songs, homilies, prayers, videos, receptions, readings, lectures, and other events staged in cathedrals and churches around the country; millions of Catholics are involved. In the words of chairman Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the 2016 event, now in its second week, is aimed both at celebrating this “nation, conceived in liberty” and at bringing attention to “the new and emerging challenges that are before us.”
Do you think during this event anyone ever mentions anything about the persecution and slaughtering of fellow Christians? NO is the answer and begs the question as to why not?
This lack of knowledge and/or acknowledgment has cost the lives of millions of Christians over the last 100 years. Satan and his minions in the media desire to keep Americans blinded to the truth about such atrocities.
Let us look at some horrifying statistics as reported by the 2021 World Watch List (WWL), latest annual accounting from Open Doors of the top 50 countries where Christians are the most persecuted for following Jesus:
Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Every day, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked. And every day, 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned, and another 5 are abducted.
Too many Christians are shocked by what is happening because they do not understand what the Bible says about the world becoming dramatically worse before the return of Christ. They also do not believe that the United States—the dominant country in the world right now—is even mentioned in biblical prophecy. They are blissfully unaware that the Bible refers to, (hundreds of times for that matter), who the United States of America is as well as other Western democracies. (Click here: America and modern nations in in Biblical Prophecy).
We are written about very specifically in the Word of God and told what is going to happen to our country and its people because of sin. What is sin? The Bible gives us only one definition of sin and that is, “for sin is the transgression of the Law”, 1John 3:4.
This is an appropriate segway to take a look at the state of our country a little bit deeper.
World Net Daily reports "Two shocking and unprecedented megatrends are unfolding simultaneously in the United States of America right now.
"The first is the explosion of what can only be described as openly predatory targeting of America’s children by legions of “gender activists” obsessed with seducing, grooming, and recruiting kids into the phantasmagoric transgender world of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, surgical amputation of healthy body parts and astronomical suicide rates”.
"Incredibly, this wild celebration of transgenderism is being praised, promoted and funded by the ruling class at the highest levels, from the White House on down, while all who sound the alarm are demonized and canceled”.
"At first, this trend manifested most notably as “drag queen story hour” events hosted in public libraries across the nation, during which innocent toddlers would be made to sit at the feet of severely mentally ill men (often made-up to appear openly demonic) and be regaled with tales of heroic LGBT characters. But that was just the warm-up."
Tucker Carlson recently put it, “Having some purple-haired loser in a nose ring convince your six-year-old to get a sex change is not why most people send their children to school.”
These are examples of sin, examples of the transgressing of the Laws of Our Creator.
What is law? The Law is the Ten Commandments and the Laws found in the Torah (The first five books in the Bible) which almost every Christian church claims have been done away with by Christ Himself; this is nonsense. Christ is the God of the Old Testament who wrote the Law with His own finger! So-called Christians churches teach lawlessness! No wonder we have the world we have today of crime and no punishment. The churches want the Ten Commandments in our schools, but not in their own halls.
Wake up America. You are being lied to by a group that wants you dead or turned into slaves. Your freedoms have been erased and your government has become your enemy! The FBI, the Military that Fox News worships, and many of our police departments have been taken over by liberal satanist that are being used as instruments to arrest you illegally and shoot you down in cold blood if you dare to be a patriot.
The final End Times are yet to come, and The Plain Truth of it is that God says that America will become enslaved. Hopefully if enough of us wake up and turn to God at this time, the prophecy of our decline and America's eventual demise will not be fulfilled in our lifetime. Honestly, I feel it is too late already, but effective prayer and a shift of our hearts toward God can change everything.