The Assault on Paul

There has been a real hatred for Paul the Apostle, from the very beginning of his ministry, until now. And, it’s a Satanic hatred that seeks to undermine the Bible and the Body of Christ.

Worst of all, recent versions of this Satanic hatred are coming from those who call themselves Christian. I’m used to hearing non-Christians attack Paul. I’ve this stuff for decades.

But, ‘christians’?


Yes, Really. And, I’m afraid that this development is going to increase as corruption within our churches also increases. Jesus spoke of these kinds of things happening in the Last Days, but it still boggles the mind to see it.


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The Assault on Paul

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When Joel left this comment in the comment section of last week’s article

There is a growing number of Christians who say “Paul was a false prophet.” I have never heard of this until recently.

…I confess to having been unprepared to respond properly.

I was used to hearing every kind of non-Christian attack Paul. I would often hear the this common refrain:

“We don’t have a problem with Jesus. We just don’t like Paul.”

Of course, since they weren’t Christians, I expected that kind of thing. After all, they didn’t understand Jesus, so there was no way that they were going to understand Paul.

So, I originally thought that the Charismatics were leading this assault on Paul’s words. Many Charismatics have been rebelling against Paul for a long time, putting female pastors in the pulpit and violating Paul’s admonition about the proper place for ‘speaking in tongues’. But, my original thoughts were wrong.

Yes, those rebellious Charismatics are still in rebellion, but the biggest rebels are the ones who want to bring back the Mosaic Law – the Hebrew Roots Movement. And, when you do the following searches…

…I guarantee that you will be shocked by what you will find.

I certainly was.

How is it possible for people to do this?

Remember that Peter completely agreed with Paul and accepted him as an Apostle. If you disavow Paul, you must also disavow Peter.

Here’s the verse in question:

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

 – 2 Peter 3:15

That, right there, is an explicit acceptance of Paul. And Peter had every reason to be upset with Paul, after Peter was publicly criticized by Paul.

I wrote this last week:

Jesus knew that this was going to happen, so there’s no way around what we are experiencing now. In fact, it will get worse. Much worse.

So, my prescription to you is to get rid of your commentaries and read you Bible. Read all of it. From Genesis to Revelation. And, do it in a year. Every year.

I have been reading my Bible through for decades, and it has been an immense blessing. In fact, it rescued me from a lot of error. And, I want YOU to be rescued from an errors that you might have.

In the dark days ahead, we will need to be guided by the Holy Spirit, if we are to have ANY hope of survival. But, how are you going to be guided by the Holy Spirit, if you aren’t reading the precious words of God?

Please. Commit to reading your Bible. Commit to reading all of it.

 – False Prophets Shall Arise

And, I’m afraid that this admonition is even more important, in this foul and evil assault upon the Bible.

People will come and attempt to ensnare you in their lies and delusions. You need to have the words of God safely preserved, in your heart and mind so that you can answer them from the Bible.

To do that you must be reading your Bible. All of it. Even the boring parts.



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And yes, these are pretty serious.

Crude Oil Prices: There Are Fears About An Oil Spike Above $150 – Bloomberg Quint

I love how Bloomberg is spinning this catastrophe. They are claiming that oil companies have reduced their investment in searching for new oil and gas reserves. And, they are claiming that investors clamoring for dividends are the cause of this.

Sorry, but that is a lie.

When you look at this graph…×519.png

…you’ll see that it is true that investment in oil exploration has declined since a HUGE spike in 2014. But, oil exploration is STILL above 2007 and just below 2008 levels. The writer of this article claims that investment in oil exploration is the ‘lowest in a generation’. Of course he said ‘reinvestment ratio’, but that’s the same thing.

What is his definition of ‘a generation’?

Is he such an idiot that ten years is ‘a generation’?

But, he makes a claim here that should scare anyone with an IQ above room temperature:

Proven reserves of the world’s top oil companies have fallen by more than 30 percent on average since 2000, with only Exxon and BP showing an improvement, helped by acquisitions, Bernstein said. Meanwhile, more than 1 billion people will urbanize in Asia over the next two decades and this will drive demand for cars, as well as air travel, road freight and plastics that also require oil, according to Bernstein.

In fact, let me point out the statement that should send chills down your spine:

Proven reserves have fallen by 30%.

And THAT figure is only for those companies that must provide these figures. I’m betting that Sauid Aramco has lost a lot more than that.

So yes, the title is correct. Oil WILL spike above $150/barrel. And, it will kill every developed economy in the world that is not solely based on oil production for its source of GDP.

We were warned that this was coming, but we chose to ignore the truth. And, it wasn’t a truth that was hard to see or understand. So, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Mind Rising Gas Prices

Now, here’s an interesting delusion.

It’s summer and it’s hot outside – at least, for most of you. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere have a different problem.

So, have you noticed how much strain there is on the electric grid, right now?


Now, dump a whole bunch of electric cars on that grid – the need to charge them up quickly and get them out on the road.

Our current electrical infrastructure can barely handle current electricity demands. And now they want to add electric vehicles?

Are they insane?

No, just very, very stupid.

OPEC’s oil output jumps in June as Saudi Arabia opens the taps


You mean 500K/barrels-per-day is a JUMP?

No, that’s not a jump. That’s a wheeze. That’s a groan. That’s an ATTEMPT at increasing oil production and doing little more than whimper about it.

They’re saying that demand for oil will go past 100 million barrels per day.

Where is that oil going to come from?


Most fracking companies weren’t profitable at $120/barrel. And, we saw what happened to our economies, when oil was at $120/barrel. And, with proven oil reserves continuing to collapse, I have to wonder at the reason why people aren’t talking about this problem.

Why is this so hard for people to figure out?

Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World | Peak Prosperity

I truly wish that I could minimize the seriousness of this problem. I wish that ignoring it could make it go away. I wish that a smug assurance that we can use human ingenuity to find a way around this problem, will provide us a way around this problem. But, human history shows us that we’ve had problems like this before, and we’ve always failed in addressing them in a way that avoids disaster. So, like it or not, disaster is coming.

I believe that this disaster will begin, when the fracking companies can no longer afford to make their debt payments. And, THAT will happen when interest rates go higher. It will also happen, when investors lose their appetite for junk-rated bonds. And, all the companies directly involved in fracking for oil… the all have junk-rated bonds. All of them.

We are all just one bond market crash away from seeing the reality of Peak Oil. And, once that reality becomes apparent, the consequences will be truly catastrophic.

Here are some key quotes from this article:

Further, to claim that the US will NEVER AGAIN depend on foreign oil is beyond bizarre. As I’ve been explaining for years, shale fields deplete and decline ferociously. Even the hyper-bullish EIA thinks that the shale fields will peak out in 2025 (I think earlier) and then go into permanent decline.


Getting Our Priorities Straight

What if we started by embracing these three facts?

1. Fossil fuels have provided a supernova of surplus energy. One that has enabled literally everything and everyone you see around you to spring into existence.

2. Fossil fuels are a very recent discovery for humans (barely 150-years-old). Half of our consumption of them has happened in just the last 25 years alone (due to exponentially increasing use).

3. Fossil fuels will not last forever. They are finite and will someday peak and then decline, representing a once-in-a-species bonanza never to be repeated.


For example, if we decide we want electric transportation powered by wind and solar to be anything more than a meaningless tiny percentage of the total BTU mix, then we’re going to have to use a lot of fossil fuels to make that happen. It takes an enormous amount of fossil fuels to manufacture, install, maintain and repair/replace every single alt-energy component.

The question then becomes: Where do we want to be when that future arrives? If we want to have livable cities and towns with nearby greenbelts and an alt-energy infrastructure delivering clean energy sustainably forever into the future, then an enormous amount of planning and building is going to be required to get anywhere near close to that.


With an appropriate energy strategy that matches reality, we can engineer a reasonably bright future. Without one, we’ll just pursue BAU (Busines As Usual) until it literally destroys us as well as the ecosystems we depend on.


Our analysis concludes that the hard-stop for this credit bubble is resource-based. And I predict it will be a sudden spike in the price of oil that will be the pin that the central bank enabled bubbles absolutely cannot grow beyond.

They will encounter this pin and burst.

There will be plenty of time for tears and regrets then. But right now? You need to get ready.

In Part 2: How The Coming Oil Shock Will Impact Absolutely Everything we go deep into the data showing why a global oil supply shortfall is unavoidable by or before 2020. That’s less than two years away.

If gas prices at today’s $70/barrel price bother you, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The spike in oil’s price that will result from the coming crunch will shock the world.

As an increase in the price of oil feeds into the cost of everything, it acts like an interest rate increase in terms of depressing economic growth. If we haven’t already entered one yet, this coming shock will absolutely throw the global economy into recession. And if we’re already in one when it hits, heaven help us.

That is a lot of quoting, but there’s even more in the article.

The bottom line is that we could have avoided this mess, if we had chosen to be smart and intelligent. Worse, we KNEW that this was coming. We were warned in the 1950s and 1960s.

We had direct evidence, in our faces, in the 1970s. But, we steadfastly refused to acknowledge the obvious. So, now we pay.

That payment is coming soon. Maybe in just a year or two. Maybe even less. And, the price will be in death and destruction.

And, I doubt that ANYONE is ready for this.

Bernstein: Oil May Jump Past $150 On Chronic Underinvestment | Zero Hedge

If you want to see death and destruction, watch oil hit $150/barrel. THAT will collapse everything. All the fakery that has been papering over the world’s financial problems will be washed away, and we’ll all see the ugly truth.

What will come afterwards will shock all of us.

And, part of that ‘ugly truth’ will be the realization that the Gulf Arabs don’t have as much oil as they claim to have. That will touch off a hunt for oil that will lead to armed conflict on a global scale.

You’ve noticed that China doesn’t have any oil, right?

Did you notice how much effort China invested in the previous president of Malaysia?

Well, Malaysia controls the Malacca Strait, where almost all of China’s oil comes from. And, China’s ‘investment’ in Malaysia is now in jail – on corruption charges.

Will the Malacca Strait become a battle ground for the coming war over oil?

When Collapse Goes Kinetic | Zero Hedge

If you want to know what I’m talking about in the above article, James Howard Kunstler describes it quite well in his own article. And, here are some quotes worth paying attention to:

The collapse of our techno-industrial set-up has actually been going on for some time, insidiously and corrosively, without shattering the scaffolds of seeming normality, just stealthily undermining them. I’d date the onset of it to about 2005 when the world unknowingly crossed an invisible border into the terra incognito of peak oil, by which, of course, I mean oil that societies could no longer afford to pull out of the ground. It’s one thing to have an abundance of really cheap energy, like oil was in 1955. But when the supply starts to get sketchy, and what’s left can only be obtained at an economic loss, the system goes quietly insane.


I expect the collapse to pick up more momentum as we turn the corner around summer.


We commonly refer to this dynamic as “growth.” When that growth, as expressed in modern GDP terms, slowed dramatically after 2005, we launched an array of clever mechanisms to keep faking it for a while. Racking up immense debt was our way of faking it. If you can’t cover your costs in the present, just borrow from the future. Unfortunately, that works only as as long as there’s some reasonable expectation that debt can be paid back. We’re so far beyond that now, it’s not funny. And that realization alone will destroy the bond markets and anything related to and dependent on its operations to function.

I wish that I could say that he’s wrong. I really do. But, I can’t.

He’s right. Unfortunately, he’s also ‘foul-mouthed right’, which is less appealing. That’s why I can’t link directly to his main website, because it’s called ‘ClusterF–k Nation’. And, the dashes were my own addition.

However, even when a truth-teller uses foul language, he’s still telling the truth. It’s a painful truth. It’s an ugly truth. It’s a distinctly human and insane truth. But, it’s still the truth.

Please, pay attention to the truth.

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban – POLITICO

I would love to spend the time unraveling the gigantic lie that is buried deep within this article. Doing that would undoubtedly lead us to the Deep State – and especially the CIA operations teams that are working with the Taliban to bring heroin into the US.

Please understand that America still controls Afghanistan’s airspace. And, it is pathetically easy to see where the Opium Poppies are being grown and harvested. You can see the poppies from the air – especially, when the flowers bloom. And, it would be pathetically easy to spray those poppies and stop the heroin trade that has been destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

And yes, it really would be that easy to destroy the heroin trade.

So, it should be clear to all of us that the heroin trade exists because the United States WANTS it to exist. THIS. IS. AN. AMERICAN. PRODUCT.

Those of you who are American, will not want to believe me, and I understand that. You don’t want to believe that America is the biggest Narco State in the world. But, with 90% of the world’s Heroin coming from Afghanistan – and therefore, America – no one can deny this.

Do I need to know HOW America is getting the Heroin out of Afghanistan?


All that I need to know is that the US Air Force can stop the Heroin trade tomorrow – if it wants to. Because it does not, it is proof that America is involved in this drug trade.

Yes, the US Air Force and the CIA will undoubtedly let DEA agents into Afghanistan to poke around. And, they’ll let drug agents burn a few stock piles of Heroin and Opium. But, if they want to live long, those agents won’t poke too hard.

After all, Afghanistant is a dangerous place. It wouldn’t be hard for an agent to have an ‘accident’ if he was too energetic.

Now, this wouldn’t be so upsetting, if lives weren’t being destroyed by Heroin. But, they are being destroyed – by the millions. And the Deep State within the US government is making billions of dollars in this drug trade. Billions.

Who knows?

Maybe even Trillions.

And, it also dovetails with an important passage in Revelation:

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

– Revelation 18:23

The ‘sorceries’ is this word:


That word is pronounced ‘pharmakeia’. And you will recognize that word, since it means drugs – but, not the good kind.

An antibiotic that saves your life is not ‘pharmakeia’. My life was saved by antibiotics, when I was a teenager, so I know THAT quite well.

So, if America is the greatest producer of ‘pharmakeia’, does that mean that she’s the ‘Babylon The Great’ that is mentioned in Revelation 18?

Not necessarily. If another nation rises, and takes America’s place as the greatest producer and trafficker of Heroin, then THAT nation will be ‘Babylong The Great’. But, until then, we must assume that America is that ‘City’.

Maybe I should say that Washington D.C. is that city.

Or, is it New York City?

I don’t know. I’m staying as far away from all that, as possible. The moral collapse of my birthplace is too much to bear, let alone thoughts that she is Babylon The Great.

Russia pursues Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’

To those of you who think of Russia as one of the ‘good guys’, think again. And, this attempt to eliminate the JWs from Russia is another example of why Russia is NOT on the side of the angels.

Here’s the key part of this article:

Various groups have been targeted under a 2016 anti-extremism law. An additional 2017 Supreme Court ruling targeted the Jehovah’s Witnesses specifically, ordering their dissolution in Russia.

“Officially, it’s a totalitarian sect of extremists. But in fact, these are people who because of their faith are not susceptible to propaganda,” said a man identified as a Russian FSB secret service officer by Radio Liberty.

“The system sees them as a threat because they are organised and independent. One day they may seek power,” he told the station in an interview this year.

That’s the kind of mindset that we expect from China, and we KNOW the evil of China.

This is an example of what we can expect from the Antichrist and from a country that will lead the Gog and Magog invasion of Israel.

Do NOT be fooled by Russia.

Surprising? Journalists’ Brains Show A Lower-Than-Average Level of Executive Functioning! – YouTube

And, they drink too much.

Why are we not surprised?

White South African Farmers Seek Refuge In Russia: ‘Matter Of Life And Death’

I have been deeply concerned about the fate of the white South African farmers, so I treat this as good news. Hopefully, more and more of these farmers will do this – both in Russia and elsewhere. One day, farmers will be valuable.


I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


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38 thoughts on “The Assault on Paul”

  1. John, maybe you should meet with Messianic Leaders before you blast them, huh? Does the Bible tell you to blast first and privately meet later?
    Most newbie Messianics and Hebrew Roots don’t know the Bible well enough to handle Paul questions. It takes years of study to properly address what Paul is saying. So, newbies run from Paul until they learn more. I did the same thing. But, I’m ready for Paul now. Would you care to have a debate?

    • Hi Joel Blackford,

      So, you sympathize with this attack on Paul. You just don’t like the fact that I portrayed this attack in a negative light.

      Furthermore, you betray the hollowness of the ‘Hebrew Roots Movement’ by claiming that it requires years of study to ‘address what Paul is saying’.

      Years of study?

      You mean years of brainwashing. And yes, I’ve seen this kind of argument before from all kinds of purveyors of heresy. It always takes ‘years of study’ to ‘properly address’ whatever issue being discussed.

      Paul speaks of the Hebrew Roots Movement in this way:

      And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

      – Galatians 2:4

      Those in the Hebrew Roots Movement are false brethren. It might be that some are not. I am not the Judge. But, the doctrine is clearly false, and clearly a damnable heresy. So, I follow Paul’s teaching in this.

      If you are not a ‘false brother’, then you will forsake this heresy. But, I leave this to you.

      If your desire is to bring Christians into the bondage of Torah, you follow a damnable heresy, Joel. And THAT puts your eternal destiny in question.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  2. America lost the drug war to the Tallyban, ROFL!! Under Taliban rule Afghanistan produced 10% of the world’s heroin, now with proper police action and a few dronings, the new Taliban leadership gets a check too. If they woulda panned up an around you might a get to see US MARINES GUARDING THOSE PRECIOUS POPPIES!! According to politico Pffftt, ROFL!!

    Two US destroyers?? Vladimir was hangn with that little Chinese guy, an if they were buds Xi might now be in posession of the tech that those two little Russian jets used to do flybys over a sitting duck. Wasn’t that the Fitzgerald?? A little ole tidal wave and Taiwan might have big expensive yard ornaments.

    John whitehead is still most excellent. For those people being deceived about Paul, they need to remember, someone has to do the falling away part, do not be deceived!! Learn, Read, Study!!! Please

  3. I thought I would pose something to you in hope you would ponder it. You made this point that is half true to me:

    In the dark days ahead, we will need to be guided by the Holy Spirit, if we are to have ANY hope of survival. But, how are you going to be guided by the Holy Spirit, if you aren’t reading the precious words of God?

    The days are dark now and getting darker. We need to be listening for the voice of the Spirit now because we could not find God if we tried without His revelation. The Holy Spirit doesn’t need the scriptures to be who He is; the Spirit of life and truth.

    John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Cor 3:17

    I am not speaking of you, but many knowledgeable will not inherit eternal life because they do not listen for the living word of God being spoken right now that reveals the truth of scripture. They think they know.

    What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? 1 Cor 4:7

    I believe it is ALL in the Holy Spirit and He uses the scriptures, but we tend to put the scripture before Him and that is never truth. I believe this is an important ponder stop, would you agree?

    • Hi David,

      You made an extremely dangerous statement, with this sentence:

      I believe it is ALL in the Holy Spirit and He uses the scriptures, but we tend to put the scripture before Him and that is never truth.

      Technically, you are correct. But, it’s a position that Satan wants you to take, because this allows him to insert false revelations and beguile those who think that they are hearing from God.

      The Holy Spirit can – and does – communicate with us directly. I’ve had this experience. And, I can tell you that it is a unique event that has no compare. But, there are many who are being deceived by Satan into believing something that is contrary to God.

      Remember what the Bible says about False Prophets in Deuteronomy 13 and 18. And, I notice that people don’t like following those chapters. There are lots of people making ‘prophecies’, claiming the Holy Spirit told them ‘this’ or ‘that’, and when they do not come true… the false prophet is not condemned.

      The Bible was given to us for our safety. It is a tool to help us understand how we should serve and obey God. And, when it comes to obedience, this verse springs to mind:

      And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

      – 1 Samuel 15:22

      Are we properly concerned about obeying God?

      I can tell you that we are not – especially, those who claim that the Holy Spirit told them to do something that the Bible says that we are not to do.

      Our job, as Christians is to obey God. You might not understand why such obedience in necessary. You might even think that what God is telling us to do is unnecessary, but that doesn’t matter. We are to obey God, no matter what the cost might be.

      There is a growing disobedience in the Body of Christ, and this corruption is destroying the Church. If there is to be ANY HOPE for our nations and peoples, then we must repent and turn back to God.

      We must obey.

      There is no other Way.

      Whatever you might feel is coming from the Holy Spirit, David, make sure that it is obedient to the words of God.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • Hi John,

        Thank you for your continuation of the dialogue. I can see how you might think it’s dangerous to say, “I believe it is ALL in the Holy Spirit and He uses the scriptures, but we tend to put the scripture before Him and that is never truth. And that I’m “technically correct”. But Satan uses people who think they have THE interpretation of scripture in that exact same way. They believe they are “technically correct” and to my understanding that is only pride because truth is a revelation of the Holy Spirit. In this same fashion, Satan sought to use scripture to deceive Christ. But Jesus told him, “Man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” That would be what the Holy Spirit is saying to us right now that requires ears to hear.

        Every denomination that exists, exists under the deception of Satan. Because there is no division in Christ. “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.” Has Christ been divided? They are all in direct violation and disobedience of the scriptures as they proclaim their understanding to be the Word of God. Some to the visceral exclusion of others. They scatter ignoring what Jesus said in Matt 12:30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

        The Holy Spirit never lies, I may misunderstand His leading in the freedom He has given me, but He never lies because He is the Spirit of truth.

        Men lie all the time and in a “Spiritless motivation” will try to get you believe what they believe scripture says even to to the point of going against the scriptures call for us to be one in The Father as Jesus was one in Him forgiving the trespass and holding no judgement. Bearing with one another in love. In their insistence that they have the correct interpretation of scripture, they do bite and devour each other, and are being destroyed by each other. If they walked by the Spirit, they would not gratify this pride of the flesh.

        Man can’t do this, but the Holy Spirit can and longs to perform it to the completion of Christ in us.

        Man prides himself in knowledge of the scriptures. He leans toward believing he has come to understand them and that is a denial of the Holy Spirit who brings the revelation and understanding. The most dangerous entity on earth is a man who thinks HE knows, maybe that’s the great falling away.

        You ask a great question, Are we properly concerned about obeying God? To which I have to say, probably not in our current state. If all glory goes to God, then ALL understanding of the truth, the motivation, power, strength, and authority to do anything for Christ is in the Holy Spirit alone. That truth that is forsaken for our pride in what we think we know about God.

        All Scripture is God breathed.
        It is ALL in the Holy Spirit and He uses the scriptures.

        • Hi David,

          Well said, and I am glad that you have clarified your point. My concern over your earlier point has diminished.

          So, when you said this:

          The Holy Spirit never lies, I may misunderstand His leading in the freedom He has given me, but He never lies because He is the Spirit of truth.

          …you are absolutely correct. And, it’s a great point.

          So, how do you know when the Holy Spirit is speaking to you?

          That’s a hard question to answer, so maybe I should ask an easier one.

          Will the Holy Spirit speak to those who are proud?

          Well, pride is an abomination to the Lord, and we have many examples of those who were lifted up in pride and lost the direction of the Holy Spirit. But, if we humble ourselves to the words of God and accept them as they are written, then I believe that the Holy Spirit will speak to us through them – as well as elsewhere, as needed.

          To me, I believe that the key to all of this is humility. I’m not very good at it, and I’ve lost my battle against pride far too often. But, if we can humble ourselves before God, He will use us. And ultimately, that’s what we want, right?

          My goal is to be used by God, for His glory, for the preservation of our brethren, and for the salvation of the lost. Whatever else there is, knowledge, wisdom and discernment… is only useful, if it serves God. And, I think that we have forgotten all that.

          I know that I tend to forget this, myself.

          As Jesus said

          By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

          – John 13:35

          May we all hear the words, ‘Well Done’, when we stand before Jesus, in the First Judgment.

          Excellent comment, David.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

          • John, thank you again for engaging in dialogue with me. It has helped me understand you better and made brotherhood all the sweeter.

            I, like you, want to be useful to our God and King and I can see in your eyes the desire for His life to be shared.

            So, because they didn’t seem to be rhetorical, I thought I would address these two questions.

            1. So, how do you know when the Holy Spirit is speaking to you?
            2. Will the Holy Spirit speak to those who are proud?

            Through years and years and years of being still before God and listening, putting down my flesh and pleading for the understanding of His eternal Kingdom, His voice has become clearer. Jesus said, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. His word is true and over time He has confirmed that it is Him speaking by His Holy Spirit and it is this word that is my life. Yet still, as a man I misunderstand or sometimes worse…

            It is intriguing to me that in the many times Jesus said we are to have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying, there isn’t any real practical biblical explanation on how that happens, only what the fruit looks like. But we know, that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. I want to know the mystery of His voice and hold it as the treasure of my heart. The bloom of the scripture reside there for me.

            As you said humility before God is key. It is surely the cornerstone of a mans place before a Holy God.

            And though God opposes the proud as James writes, without The Holy Spirit calling, offering the word of His intercession, discharging the javelin of His purpose to the hearts of the breathing dust, no one comes to understand that wretched state of pride or has power to over come it. I believe in His love for all the world, He speaks to us without regard for the state of of our hearts proud or not. It’s that ears thing again, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself not counting mens sins against them. 2 Cor 5:19

            As He has been ministering to me over the last two years that I live off of His intercession in repentance, I’m thankful we have shared that place together, it is the dwelling place of the Unity of God. Thank you again for edifying and truthful conversation. If He lets me, I will seek you out when we are gathered before Him!

            …and BTW, I love Paul.

  4. Settle down John. Yes it does take years of study to undo our Greek thinking Theology. I attend a traditional evangelical church but read the scriptures in Hebrew and have slowly developed a fuller understanding of Paul and Law off my own bat and not as a member of an isolationist group. I suggest that you look up Doug Hamp and be prepared to be challenged. Calling some one a fool ie Godless is akin to murder. Unfortunately both sides of the debate have been guilty of this.

    • Hi Gary Raynor,

      Your eyes betray you. I did not claim that people were God-less or fools. I claimed that most/many in the Hebrew Roots Movement were false brethren. And, Paul says the same thing in Galatians, when speaking of those who wish to place Christians into the bondage of Torah.

      Yes, we are to follow the moral law. That is universal. But, the the moral laws within Torah are a tiny fraction of the 613 laws given to Israel in the wilderness. And, we have been specifically freed from the ceremonial law.

      Examples of the ceremonial law are shabbat observance, kosher laws, circumcision, etc.

      The Hebrew Roots Movement wishes to bring us back into bondage to those laws, and this is a damnable heresy.

      Here’s what I mean:

      2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

      – Galatians 5:2

      Being in a situation where ‘Christ shall profit you nothing’ is the very definition of ‘damnable heresy’.

      Yet, the Hebrew Roots people want to see you circumcised.

      Gary, you have chosen a dangerous path. For your own safety, you must step away from this heresy.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  5. Thank you for this week’s installment, Brother John. Thank you for taking the time to educate us.

    There are so much deceptions out there. Many groups have been hijacked by evil thinking, not just the Church.

    For example, I was a longtime warmongering Republican. Now politically I am a ‘political atheist.’ I no longer subscribe to this left-right, democrat-republican pseudo paradigm. I am an Independent thinker. I used to call myself ‘Anarcho-Libertarian’ when Ron Paul redpilled me. But nowadays, those who call themselves ‘Libertarian’ are actually rabid communists. They believe in open border societies which will only destroy Western Civilization. And many of these ‘libertarians’, much like who call themselves ‘christian’ (lower case on purpose) are also the most hateful anti-Israel anti-Semite I have ever met.
    Sometimes I feel alone, to be honest. I love Jesus, and I love Liberty. But those who say they love Jesus and love Liberty are in fact wolves in a sheep’s clothing.

    God Bless, Brother John. You do great work! Your work is very much appreciated. You have a global impact for sure.

  6. John, I get confused about some of this. Not that I ever doubt that the only way to salvation is through Christ Jesus and his death and resurrection. I guess I am unsure how the ten commandments fit into this Law thing. I know that in my life I have failed to keep all of them and have gone to the Lord for forgiveness. I still feel that they are all valid for us to keep as believers. Am I wrong?

    And then, that in itself poses a problem for me because I consider the Sabbath Day to keep it holy and the whole thing comes up for me, is the Sabbath Saturday or Sunday. Please note I am not trying to cause needless argument, this is just a problem that I talk to God about on a regular basis. Once again, I know that neither day will save me, I just want to do my best to honor God and give him the glory he deserves.

    Thanks for all you do.
    Steve Stone

    P.S. Interesting article.

    • Hi Stephen k. Stone,

      The Ten Commandments are a part of the 613 laws given to Israel through Moses. And, as Paul says, if you are required to follow one of them, you must follow ALL of them. All six hundred and thirteen. Yet, we are told that we have been freed from the burden of The Law.


      The point is this:

      We are required to follow the moral law – do not steal, do not lie, do not commit fornication, etc.

      We are NOT required to follow the ceremonial law – circumcision, shabbat, kosher laws, etc.

      Observing Shabbat is a part of the ceremonial law, just as much as sacrificing in the temple. Anything that you are required to do, is a part of the ceremonial law. And, we are free from the ceremonial law. So, I urge you to not follow the shabbat laws, or any other ceremonial laws.

      If you are a follower of Christ, you are free from the bondage of the Mosaic law that no one was able to keep.

      I hope that this helps, Stephen.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • Brother John,

        Your response to Stephen K. Stone is very much appreciated. Thank you for this powerful summary. I had no idea. I had been wondering about this myself. Wow.

        I have a friend who is Black American who considers himself a Hebrew Israelite. It is a cult, of course. I shake my head whenever I hear him talk about the Law.. Nobody in this world can follow the Law to the TEE.

        I’m thankful that we live in the New Testament era.

        And most of all I am thankful FOR THE LAMB OF GOD.

        God Bless.

  7. Hi John,
    I’m extremely busy now (below you’ll see why), and just wanted to share something… agricultural. As you know I have an orchard (mostly currants and cherries). This year spring came to Poland weeks a little later than usual. But, all the fruits are ready for harvest month earlier. Even more, in unimaginable quantities. Like 7 times average. I’m literally drowning in cherries. Yes, there are good and bad years in farming, but my neighbour farmers (67 and 75 years old), asked if they have ever seen something like this, both immediately answered: NEVER. The older one added, that, in his view, “nature is preparing for something”, and “the next season is definitely going to be abnormal” – he just didn’t know in what way. And, that concerns all the fruits – for example, we have big, delicious, violet plums, usually harvested in mid-September; Now I’m really afraid I’ll be picking them before the end of July. That’s crazy… I’m not sure how to conclude, but the trees have sent some message, and they did it aloud.
    Oh, by the way:
    Yours in Christ
    Cherries, anyone? Preferably at least 100kg per person… 😉

    • What an awesome comment, and the link is definitely a ‘keeper’. I think that your observation has a lot of merit, and I will be sharing this (Lord willing) with everyone. Well done, Chris. Now, get back to work! – JL

      PS. Have you thought about canning? (I know… too much work.)

      • Hi John,
        thanks, yes, we are canning and doing everything possible, even giving away the fruits; the only reason I’m writing this is two days of heavy rain which gives us some rest. But, I just can’t stop thinking about Genesis 41: “And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream” – this time it’s not a dream, it’s happening, now.
        Yours in Christ

    • Last Sunday I read to my kids the story of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dream. For some reason I asked God if I could interpret dreams like Joseph. So can I share what comes to mind about Chris’s story, which seems to have prophetic meaning?

      In Pharaoh’s dream there were seven fat cows followed by seven sickly, skinny cows which consumed the fat ones. Seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine. Chris said he is having a year of unimaginable abundance, “7 times average.” This represents seven years of abundance in one year. He also said the growing season is shortened, representing a compression of time. Again, seven years in one. So I think what comes next is lean.

      • Exactly:) I can only add, that last year we harvested 2200 kg of cherries – now it’s above 7 tons, and half of the orchard is still untouched. So, my “7 times” was not metaphoric, it’s really scary… I’ve never seen so many fruits on trees.
        And, big thanks to Mangledman for tasty suggestion of cane sugar, we have not tried this, but we will!

  8. Hi John,

    I appreciate the strong stance you are taking about Hebrew roots. A friend of mine is into it and it ended up damaging our friendship and put a wedge between him and God. Anyway, I’m seeing it more and more and wonder if it is part of the great end times deception and falling away.

    • Hi Mike Fisch,

      Unfortunately, I DO believe that the Hebrew Roots Movement will play some role in the kingdom that the Antichrist will set up.

      When Jesus was warning us about the Last Days and the coming of the Antichrist, He said this:

      20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

      21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

      – Matthew 24:20-21

      I don’t know whether Jesus was speaking to just those Christians in the Jerusalem area, or to Christians farther away. But, it should be clear that Christianity will have been infected with Shabbat observance by the time that the Antichrist arrives.

      Oh, and the subtext for what Jesus is saying is the salvation of Israel – where all Israel becomes Christian. Otherwise, there should be no problem over having to flee during the Sabbath. Even today, getting around Israel during Shabbat is not a problem. But, it will be, when the Antichrist arrives.

      Ultimately, the HRM will be one of many heresies that the Antichrist will take advantage of, in his ascent to power.

      I hope that helps, Mike.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  9. Cherry preserves or jam is most excellent, and easy to make, and can be stored for a long time. I might recommend using PURE CANE sugar. My mom a useta say “just scrape the mold off, it’s still good under there”, but I don’t know if I ever did.

  10. I think one of my best prepping tips would be spend a few bucks, and plant a fruit tree. Different locations would be better.

  11. John – Regarding your comments on the law being done away with (moral versus ceremonial).

    1) How do you reconcile the last chapter of Zechariah which is clearly future prophetic and has God imposing the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles on the entire earth? Feast of tabernacles is clearly ceremonial law

    • Hi mem,

      There’s a lot that we do NOT understand about The Millennium. So, trying to claim ANY understanding of what goes on at that time, will probably be an exercise in supposition and speculation. The point is that all the world – all of it – will be required to give obeisance to God.

      THAT will be the point.

      Notice that no other mention of any other element of the Mosaic Law is mentioned.

      Mem, my hope is that you do not violate the clear commandments given to us by Paul, because something unrelated was mentioned in Ezekiel.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

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