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Newsletter 124 Summer 2017

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2: 15

I often ponder the words in 2 Thessalonians 2: 11 “God will send them strong delusion.” In teaching prophecy it is necessary to emphasise over and over the sovereignty of God in all that happens. The words ‘God will’ are frequently repeated in the Bible. As our knowledge of scripture broadens we come to understand that God will use Satan, his arch enemy, to fulfil his purposes.

The AV and NKJV versions of the Bible both translate the phrase in the above quote from Thessalonians as ‘strong delusion’. When reading the words we probably unconsciously insert the word ‘a’ before strong. This would make the delusion a particular reference to the acceptance of the ‘man of sin’, who is described earlier in the chapter. Mankind in its delusion will accept this false Christ as the saviour of the world. God will send this delusion and use it to separate those who believe the truth from those who accept Satan’s lie.

Leaving the ‘a’ out allows the delusion to have a much broader application. Towards the end of the age Mankind will suffer from a number of delusions leading up to the final delusion which accepts the Antichrist. These delusions lead people further and further away from the truth. Without the foundation of divinely inspired truth the ground is being prepared to receive the ultimate lie.

Three of the most powerful delusions at work in Britain today are, Evolution, gender confusion and Islam. Each in its own way undermines the truth of God as revealed in scripture.

Evolution denies the Creator. Evolution is the foundation of our secular society. By removing accountability to God man can take control his own destiny. Over the last 60 years laws based on the word of God have been repealed. They have been replaced with laws based on man’s faulty wisdom. The consequent break down of society is evidence of this futility for all to see, if only they would open their eyes.

Gender confusion has grown out of a belief in Evolution. As products of chance rather than a divine creation we can make our own choices. The ludicrous consequences of this delusion are illustrated in a following article.

Islam pretends to offer salvation without the need for an atonement. It denies the death of Christ for our sins. Islam sets out a number of religious rituals and rules for the faithful to follow. But even Islam admits that keeping of these does not guarantee a place in heaven. A Muslims deeds will be weighed in the balance on the Day of Judgment. However according to the Bible our good deeds can never pay the price for our sin. Only Jesus taking the penalty on Himself is sufficient to satisfy divine justice.

How do we counter these delusions? We need to return to a robust gospel which boldly declares our accountability to God. Many will mock but some will listen. The next article looks at the gospel as it was once preached.

 In this edition

Flee the wrath to Come

Gender Confusion

Water

D is for more Deception

The Wilton Park Report

Hallmarks of Design

Jerusalem

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Newsletter 117 Autumn 2015

Did you wake up on the morning of the 28th September to watch the moon turn red? In southern England it was a cloudless night with a clear view of the stars. As the shadow of the earth obscured the moon it did turn red.

Was the Tetrad of eclipses significant? We are aware of the historical events which occurred around the time of past Tetrads. In each case the timing of those events was only loosely connected with the eclipses. The present outbreak of violence in Jerusalem could be the start of something significant [see the article headed Palestine later in this newsletter]. We will have to wait and see.

In this edition

Praying for our nation

The migrant Crisis

Unbelievable

Jacob’s Trouble past or future

How well did you score? – China’s pressure to conform

Palestine – a new book by Ayatolla Ali Khamenei

Syria

The people of the millennial kingdom

Booklets from Trumpet Sounds

Jeremy Corbyn

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Newsletter 116 Summer 2015

“But the end of all things is at hand therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers”. 1 Peter 4: 7. Peter wrote these words nearly 2000 years ago and yet the end has not come. Today Christians are likely to respond using Peter’s words in his second letter, “Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter 3: 4. Within the Christian church many now scoff at those who teach on the Second Coming. To focus on the return of Christ is seen as a distraction.

It is in this context that, prayerfully, I believe the time has come to write the following article on the Fall of Babylon. It is a warning of things that are soon to come about. Within the article there is a challenge, do we love what God hates? When these things come to pass will we respond in fear or will we rejoice? Are we in love with the world or do we set our hope on the heavenly city? In that respect the article on the last page is a challenge to us all.

In this edition

The fall of Babylon

The Reign of Christ on Earth

the Iran Nuclear Agreement

EU moots new international formula to boost Middle East peace

The Coptic Christian Martyrs

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Newsletter 115 Spring 2015

Welcome to the delayed Spring edition of this newsletter. While seeking a word from the Lord on what to include in this edition it became clear that production had to wait until after the UK General Election. The result could have been much worse. But there is still cause for concern. Praying before the election, it seemed that an issue which will come to the fore is ‘freedom of speech’. Under the newly elected government there will soon be a significant curtailment of our freedom to practice and express our Christian faith. Previous governments have eroded the freedom which we once took for granted. In the coming five years this process will be accelerated.

In this edition

The Conservative Record

Our Rulers

The great Anguish – Part 11 Watch

Watch Preparing for the unexpected

Trumpet Sounds Books

The changing balance of power

Surely it can’t be Islam

Iran

MAD

Israel

An uninspired Qur’an

The Family

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Newsletter 114 Winter 2015

The autumn edition of Trumpet Sounds proposed that 2015 will prove to be a significant year for the fulfilment of prophecy. A likely economic crisis in the US will change the shape of global politics. In the last issue I shared my thoughts on the seven year cycle which is forming a pattern for these last days. I believe that the next seven years will be marked by increasing terrorism.

In this edition

The building of an Ark

The Great Anguish – Part 10 Living in victory

Are you an extremist?

Israel and the US

World Yoga Day

Reaping what we sow.

A State the many Palestinians don’t want

The Faithful Church

Evolution’s Achilles Heel

Oil

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The Autumn 2014 edition of Trumpet Sounds is now published on the website.

World events are moving fast towards a conclusion. The day of the Lord is rapidly approaching. Are we ready? In these last days our Lord’s command is to watch. In the Garden of Gethsemane He said to the disciples; “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation”. As the day approaches there will be turmoil in the world and false prophets in the church. Many will fall away from the truth. If ever there was a time to which Jesus’ words apply it is now.
The purpose of writing and speaking on prophecy is to encourage Christians to ‘watch’, to be prayerful and vigilant and above all look up, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is able to bring us through to be with Him in glory.

In this edition

The Islamic State

The Great Anguish – Part 9 How will Satan deceive the world?

The House of Commons

The growth of mysticism in the church

Ebola and other diseases

More Dangerous than ISIS – the perception of ‘Christian Extremism’

‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’ by Jonathan Cahn

The Sabbatical Cycles

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The Spring 2014 edition of Trumpet Sounds is nowpublished on the website

The news in the UK is generally optimistic. There are signs of growth in the economy. Violent crime is falling. Wages are catching up with inflation, and we have had a very pleasant spring. Is this the calm before the storm? I think that it is.

Welcome to this edition of Trumpet Sounds.

In this issue
The Destiny of the Jews
The Great Anguish – Part 7 The Antichrist
Kairos Palestine
Christy a Palestinian Christians plea to Dr. Saeb Erekat
Ten reasons why BDS is immoral and hinders peace
Who holds the power?
Population Control
All roads lead to Rome

Newsletter

The Winter edition of Trumpet Sounds is now posted.

Will 2014 prove significant in the outworking of end time prophecy? With the sequence of blood red moons and solar eclipses which will take place both this year and in 2015 there are many who think it will. This edition of Trumpet Sounds looks at two events which could occur this year.

The global economy is an area where dramatic change could take place at any time. It is built like a house of cards. One jolt and the lot will tumble down. The recovery we see today is founded on a massive increase in debt. The best cards have already been played. If something occurs which causes a jolt there is little that can be done to save the situation.

Faced with consistent policy failure both at home and abroad, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are desperate to forge a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. To what lengths will they go to twist Israel’s arm? By the end of 2014 Israel will be more on her own than ever before, especially if she has to take direct action against Iran.

 In this edition

The fall of Babylon

The Great Anguish – Part 6 the Man of Sin

Dishonest Reporting Awards 2014

Israel Palestinian Peace Talks

Babylon the Great and the Turkish Antichrist

Iran

Changing patterns in the Middle East

Ariel Sharon

Newsletter

The Autumn edition of the newsletter is now posted.

In the edition:

The fiery trials which test us

The Ottomans

The Great Anguish Part 5 – the faithful Jews

The Land Well Loved

Nations in debt

Islamic Finance

Answers in Prophecy – Spring Programme

Missing from heaven

Tolerance

Newsletter

The Spring 2013  edition of the Newsletter is now posted in the Newsletter section of the website.

In this edition

Signs in the Sun and Moon

Draft National Curriculum for Science UK

The Great Anguish Part 3 – The Believing Jews

The Gold Rush

Holyland Horizons

The Destruction of Marriage

The Danger of Deception

The Question Christian’s are not asking