Thursday, November 26, 2015

Turkey& Russia Relations Hit Stone Wall- Ezekiel 38 War Update

ionsVladimir Putin answering journalists quest after downing of Russian jet by Turkey with photo of Ezekiel 38:1 across photo

Many who follow Bible Prophecy are aware of the Ezekiel 38-39 war, which is launched by a coalition headed by Russia.  This future war includes Turkey. Many Bible Prophecy commentators reported as Russia and Turkey’s ties deepened, which evidenced the lineup of this prophecy to yet be fulfilled.

This all changed after Turkey shot down the Russian su-24, which Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated ‘looked like a planned provocation. Turkey had communicated to Russia several times the week before concerning its airspace as if this lent justification to their shooting down the jet of their ally.

As the story unfolded the details became more shocking. Turkey would not communicate with Russia after the shooting of the jet.  They immediately notified NATO. After an emergency meeting NATO’s secretary general: Jens Stoltenberg,  publicly stated that NATO stood behind Turkey’s decision, but one can only imagine what was said behind the scenes. Turkey became the first NATO nation to shoot down a Russian plane in half a century.  

 Vladimir Putin called’ Turkeys action a stab on the back, which became the hashtag  #stabintheback on twitter for updates on the latest shocking news of the shoot down.  Such as the plane was only in the airspace for 17 seconds, and that Turkey violated Syria’s airspace to pursue the su-24.
Even more upsetting the second pilot- who Russian commandos rescued- stated that there was no warning by Turkey as Turkey had claimed and the plane did not violate Turkey’s airspace.   Turkey stated that they made 10 warnings communications. 

Not only did Turkey act like a wild horse in its actions against Russia, but also within NATO and its actions were completely self-serving. While Turkey stabbed Russia in the back, it used NATO as a shield with no regard of its actions would hurt the Alliance as a whole. As if using NATO as a card in its pocket.

Lavrov canceled a trip to Turkey and warned citizens against traveling there.  Russian citizens reacted as hundreds pelted rocks and eggs at the Turkish embassy in Moscow yelling ‘stab in the back’ and ‘Turkish Islamic State.’

According to RT, Russia’s leading new’s outlet, Lavrov stated that the downing of the warplane occurred  after Russian airstrikes on terrorist oil convoys and facilities which shed light on Turkey’s motives for shooting down the Russian plane.    Turkey supports Jihadists and is a smuggling route for them.  Even worse, the oil trade that keeps them alive according to Zero Hedge is facilitated by Erdogan’s son who is the man who makes the export of ISIS oil sales possible.  It became obvious that the shoot down of the jet was in retaliation for Russia’s recent bombing of 1000 ISIL tankers.
Just last year Vladimir Putin and Erdogan negotiated the Turkish Stream pipeline, 

the proposed natural gas pipeline from the Russian Federation to Turkey across the Black Sea. A meeting that was to take place this week on the pipeline and after the downing of the jet it was canceled. Russia suspended military cooperation with Turkey and according to Sputnic, the Turkish Stream falls under the restrictive measures and this would also include the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, which is currently under construction in the southern province of Mersin in Turkey..Russia and Turkey signed an agreement in 2010 to construct and operate Turkey’s first nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site.

According to the Independent Vladimir Putin has complained that he has received neither an apology from Turkey nor an offer "to make up for the damages" following the downing of a Russian warplane. 

Erdogan’s response is that Turkey will not apologize. Russia has since imposed serious economic sanctions against Turkey. The downing of the jet is viewed as an act of aggression against Russia that must be dealt with and Turkey is being handed Russia's retribution.

In Bible Prophecy, the nation rising against nation prediction unfolds with this event and the act of treachery on the part of Turkey to Russia, fits the end time predictions, But, the alliance of Russia and Turkey pointed to the Ezekiel 38 war’s fulfillment and the fruition of the prophecy has just hit a stone wall.

 As Russia’s foreign minister pointed out, it is now obvious that Turkey is on the side of ISIL, which is an enemy of Russia and in which Russia along with other world powers are in a battle against. 
Complicating matters for students of Bible Prophecy are the prophecy teachers who are teaching the re-emergence of the Ottoman empire is the revived Roman Empire, based on Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire dream that stretches all the way to China, Syria and Iraq. These Bible Prophecy teachers have some students of Bible Prophecy believing that and a worldwide Islamic Caliphate would fulfill Revelation 17.  

In their discourse of relevant facts, they point out the Ottoman Empire as the evolved eastern leg of the old Roman empire and its relations to Israel. They completely neglect the European Union as if it were a non-entity.

They are waiting for the end times Islamic leader called the al-Mahdi to emerge as the Antichrist.  These Bible Prophecy students are most likely looking at Turkey’s bold action as a sign of fulfillment for their theory.  This theory takes some serious leaps from what is predicted to what has happened in history and poses so many geopolitical impossibilities that it borders on absurdity. More importantly when decoding Bible Prophecy it is a puzzle and all of the pieces must fit. There are many Scriptures in this theory that are neglected and do not fit.

Concerning the Ezekiel 38 war that is coming. We know that Turkey and Russia will align and a mend is in their future forecast based on Bible Prophecy, At the moment Turkish-Russian relations have broken and many of the facts that have come to light reveal that there are serious obstacles in the path of a restoration.  Again, based on Bible Prophecy, a future restoration will take place. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Putin Gives 7 Reasons Why Russia Feels Threatened By The US

Vladimir Putin Why Russia feels threatened by United States

In the video recently published titled, “Putin Crushes BBC Smartass including BBC propagandist’s question.” , Vladimir Putin gives seven reasons why Russia feels threatened by the United States. 

In Bible Prophecy it is predicted that nation will rise against nation and I have pointed out that in line with that prophecy, the United States has risen against Russia and taken some aggressive actions.  In Putin’s speech he indirectly stated that Russia felt threatened by the United States and provided his 7 facts to back up his assertion. The US administration and some in the media have accused Russia of being the aggressor in its responses. After Putin provides his facts he asks who really is the aggressor and it becomes obvious that it is the United States.

Some commentators including myself have written of even the possibly of the US’s actions leading to a war with the United States and Russia, if the United States continues its course.  Few US journalists take this view as many US citizens have bought into the rhetoric of Vladimir Putin as the aggressor and initiator of conflict. It should be noted that Vladimir Putin has been in power for 15 plus years and it is only in the last several years that he has made any military moves and from a geopolitical standpoint his actions make sense.  He actually affirmed my observation in his speech.

The seven reasons that Vladimir Putin stated as to why Russia feels threatened by the United States are as follows:
1.     In early 1990’s Russia stopped ALL strategic aviation while the US continued.
2.     US strategic aviation flights carried nuclear weapons
3.     Russia has two military bases located in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, while the US has many scattered across the globe.
4.     Russia’s military spending in 2015 is 50 billion, while the Pentagon’s budget is $575 billion
5.     Russia has not moved any of its forces close to US borders, yet NATO bases are located close to Russia
6.     The US withdrew from the ABM Treaty and deploying their strategic missile defense components in Alaska and Europe including Romania and Poland, which is close to Russia.
7.     The US’s Russia sanctions violated the WTO, and UN charter.

In the article published by Russia Insider you can read the written version of the speech.

Vladimir Putin again affirmed his intention for peace and desire to work together with the US, he stated, “We want to develop normal relations in the security sphere, in fighting terrorism. We will work together on nuclear non-proliferation. We will work together on other threats, including drugs, organized crime and grave infections, such as Ebola. We will do all this jointly, and we will cooperate in the economic sphere, if our partners want this.”

Vladimir Putin asked the question, “Is anyone listening to us?” and the answer is that many are not hearing his words. Although European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker might be listening. He stated, “"Russia must be treated decently," he said. "We can't let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington."

I do not know how US Russia policy is coming about and why the United States is so aggressive toward Russia and why we are using so many tax dollars to fund the Cold War mirage.

According to Google a mirage is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. It is the figment of one’s imagination, something that appears real or possible but is not in fact so.

The Cold War ended and the days of Soviet expansionism are over and yet US foreign policy acts on the Cold War mirage. We are in a different geopolitical system, it is a multi-polar world, and Russia is one of the poles, Sadly, how many American families are going without because they are paying a percentage of their earnings to fund protection against the mirage or even possibly fuel a conflict that can lead to even more costs. Not to mention everyone paid down the chain in the creation of US foreign policy for their costly, bad advice.  

What does this have to do with Bible Prophecy?   Two things, we can pinpoint the US as aggressor and see the fulfillment of prophecy via its own aggression. Second, we know based on Bible Prophecy that the United States does not come out the winner, it will not be the empire that leads.  Some Bible expositors have said that the US is the final world empire and that is pure nonsense and trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. 

Most evangelicals agree that based on Bible Prophecy we will see the US decline.  The smart move would be for the US to take Putin up on his offer and remove the sanctions, open communication, work together and see what can be done to forge some economic partnerships that would prosper both economies and be a win/win for both.

 The US also needs to stop playing Cold War games like it did in Ukraine.  Not to mention the cuts in US spending funding its Cold War mirage.  The United States is not going to be that smart. Instead it will be business as usual, our making a mess of our foreign policy, our continuing to provoke various conflicts and also our ongoing need to rack up the deficit until one day the ceiling that we keep raising comes crashing down or we end up provoking a major war and get ourselves nuked.  

Bible Prophecy allows us to know the future and we already know the US is going decline so we know certainly the US will continue making some big mistakes, its current aggression towards Russia is one of them.  A US military colonel told me that in war the side that makes the fewest mistakes wins.  That can be said for empires coming to power and those about to lose power.  The US is making too many mistakes in a myriad of areas. 

Meanwhile, Putin is right, no one within the US administration is listening to him.   US leaders and media see him within the Cold War mirage. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Antichrist and the Great Satanic Ambition

photo of the book cover of Kingdom of the Antichrist by Adrian Isaacs

One of the key themes in end-time Bible prophecy concerns the appearance on the world stage of a nefarious world leader most often referred to as the Antichrist. This “man of sin” (2 Thess. 2:3) will arise at some point after the Rapture of the church, and will have authority over all nations during the Tribulation period preceding Christ’s glorious Second Advent. He will also display himself as being God (2 Thess. 2:4), and will be worshipped by all those who do not belong to the one true God (Rev. 13:8). In Revelation 13:2, we are told something very intriguing concerning this mysterious character. We are told that “the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.” Of course, the dragon is none other than Satan (Rev. 13:9). What is clear from this is that the Antichrist’s authority, power, and throne are derived from the great enemy of God – the devil. Indeed, Paul tells us that the coming of the man of sin is “in accord with the activity of Satan…” (2 Thess. 2:9). Yes, the Antichrist is Satan’s man - Satan’s diabolical counterfeit to the true King, Jesus Christ. Yet, in all of this, what exactly is Satan after? What is the underlying motivation behind this satanic plan to subjugate humanity under the authority of a satanic prince?

Before answering these questions, it is critical that we understand the very meaning of the term Antichrist, for in the very meaning of this term we can perceive the great satanic ambition that is at work here. Perhaps surprising to some, the term “antichrist” is actually only found in two books of the Bible - 1st and 2nd John.  It is certainly fitting that it would be John that would use this word, as this particular Apostle seems to be quite keen on highlighting contrasts. For example, he refers to “the Spirit of truth” and the “spirit of error” (1 John 4:6), those who are “from the world” and those who are “from God” (1 John 4:5, 6), “light” and “darkness” (1 John 1:5 – 7), the “Spirit of God” and the “spirit of the antichrist” (1 John 4:2 – 3), and of course, Christ and antichrist (1 John 2:22).

So what is the meaning of the term antichrist and how does this meaning help to elucidate Satan’s underlying motivation in bringing his man of sin onto the world stage? According to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible, the term “antichrist”, can mean either against Christ or instead of Christ. The late J. Dwight Pentecost, a noted scholar and author, indicates that in the five usages of the word antichrist/antichrists by the Apostle John (1 John 2:18; 1 John 2:22; 1 John 4:3; 2 John 7), the idea clearly seems to be that of opposition rather than exchange - that is, against Christ rather than instead of Christ (J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come, Zondervan Publishing House, 1964, p. 338). We can see an example of this in 1 John 2:22 and 2 John 7:

22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Clearly, both of these passages speak of opposition to Christ rather than standing in the stead of Christ. They speak of the denial of Christ and the incarnation. This is opposition! The specific context of John’s writings pertains to a threat that was facing the church of his day in the form of an ancient heresy that denied the incarnation of Christ. Such a denial was anti-Christ. It was against Christ. John warned that many antichrists had already come (1 John 2:18). Yet in the very same verse, he also warns that an antichrist (singular) is coming. It is this coming antichrist that many students of prophecy have equated with the Beast of Revelation 13:1 – 10, and the “man of sin” of 2 Thess 2:3 – 12 and that most commonly goes by the identification of Antichrist.

Yet, the idea of instead of Christ is not to be forgotten. First of all, there is a second beast in Revelation 13 known as the false prophet. Indeed, Pentecost notes that while the first beast will be in direct opposition to Christ, the second beast will assume a place of leadership in religious affairs, a place that rightly belongs to Christ (Pentecost, 339). He notes that the antichrist philosophy of Satan, referred to by John, will find its culmination in the two beasts (Pentecost, 338 – 339). Furthermore, Paul tells us that the man of sin will oppose and exalt himself above God (that’s opposition) yet also display himself as being God (that’s instead of).

What is to be said of all of this? Quite simply this: The satanic strategy in staging the Antichrist is to oppose God’s order of things and to replace that order with his own counterfeit one. He wants to oppose and resist God, and he ultimately wants the place of God. This ambition of Satan’s will find expression in the kingdom of the Antichrist, as the two beasts of revelation govern the affairs of this world in opposition to God, and seek to replace God’s order of things with their own satanic agenda. And we must not forget that Satan himself will be worshipped during this time (Rev. 13:4), receiving the adulation his prideful and wicked heart has always wanted. The kingdom of the Antichrist will represent the earthly manifestation of the great satanic ambition to dethrone God from the affairs of man, and to be worshipped – along with his Antichrist – in the place of God and His Son Jesus Christ.  Satan’s ambition is to oppose the rule of God, and to assert his own rival order of things in place of God’s established order.

To help elucidate this further, included here is information from my book The Kingdom of the Antichrist (Deep River Books, 2010). Much of what follows is material taken from this book.

The motivation for a new order of things apart from God’s rule was born in the distant past within the heart of Satan, who initiated the first known rebellion against divine authority! This adversary of God is widely believed to be one and the same with the “Lucifer” mentioned in Isaiah 14 of the King James Version of the Bible. Concerning Lucifer, Isaiah 14 states:

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Note the phrases used in this passage: “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God,” “I will ascend into heaven,” and “I will be like the most High.” While Isaiah 14 in its entirety seems to, in the immediate context, deal with an earthly king, it is obvious that the rebellious ambitions laid out in this passage could ultimately derive only from Satan. Many also feel that Ezekiel 28:11 - 19 refers to Satan when it refers to the “anointed cherub who covers” (v. 14) whose heart was lifted up because of his beauty (v. 17). Ezekiel describes this anointed cherub as “blameless” since the day that he was created, until “unrighteousness” was found in him (v. 14 – 15). The rebellion and sin described in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 clearly reflect Satan’s pride and ambition. Satan’s ambition is to dethrone God and establish his own system of worship in the place of God’s.

Jesus testified of Satan’s fall in Luke’s gospel when He stated, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning” (Luke 10:18). This implies a definite moment where Satan, through revolt against God’s established order, fell from heaven. He was not alone in his rebellion, as several heavenly angels followed his lead. Thus, a rival kingdom and assembly was established consisting of Satan and the angels that fell with him. It is this fall of Satan that gave rise to a great conflict in which the kingdom of Satan has been struggling against the kingdom of God for control of heaven and earth.

Satan is inferior to God, and in fact has been defeated by Christ and His redemptive work. Nevertheless, this great conflict between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan can clearly be seen in numerous events throughout history (and events prophesied to come), including events recorded between Genesis 3:15 and Revelation 20:10. These would include the temptation and failure of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3); the conflict between Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1–16); Noah’s Flood, which followed the unholy alliance between the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” (Genesis 6–9); the episode at the Tower of Babel; King Herod’s attempt to kill the newborn Messiah (Matthew 2:16–23); Satan’s temptation of Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:1–11); and several others. The Kingdom of the Antichrist to come represents yet another attempt by the Prince of Darkness to dethrone God and replace the divine order of things with his own satanic, self-seeking, self-exalting order of things.

A careful study of 2 Thessalonians 2 reveals that the actions of the Antichrist closely resemble the stated ambitions of Lucifer in Isaiah 14, including his goal to “be like the Most High”:

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

Notice the striking parallels between Lucifer’s ambition in Isaiah 14 and what the Antichrist does in 2 Thessalonians:

Lucifer: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God (Isaiah 14).
The Antichrist: Who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship (2 Thess.).

Lucifer: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation (Isaiah 14).
The Antichrist: he takes his seat in the temple of God (2 Thess.).

Lucifer: I will be like the Most High (Isaiah 14).
The Antichrist: displaying himself as being God (2 Thess.).

Clearly, the stated ambition of Lucifer in Isaiah 14 finds expression in the person of the Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians. The great satanic desire to oppose God and replace God can be detected in the actions of the person of the Antichrist. However, God is not mocked! Scripture is clear that both the Antichrist and Satan will meet their doom. The Antichrist’s brief day of apparent triumph will be brought to a swift end at the glorious Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Thess. 2:8).

It would be fitting to conclude by considering the attitude of Christ Jesus, which is in wonderful contrast to the prideful, self-exalting attitude of Antichrist. Rather than exalt Himself, Christ humbled Himself to the point of death on a cross (Phil. 2:5 – 11), a death that secured eternal redemption and forgiveness from sin for all who will believe in Him. And “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Amen.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bill Cosby-Wolf in Sheep's Clothing-Jesus's Warning

Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

In these end times we need to take heed to Jesus's warning. In Matthew 7:15 Jesus warned, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” There are several references in the Bible to the danger of human wolves. In Matthew 10:16 Jesus states Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. He reiterates in Luke 10:3, “Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.”

 In Acts 20:29, Paul also referenced the danger of human wolves:
29 For I know this, that my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

Ezekiel 22:27 elaborates on the nature of a human wolf : “Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.

A human wolf has no regard for human life other than their own and their purpose is for dishonest gain, the result is always that the prey is destroyed or wounded in the process.

According to the website Living With Wolves:

Wolves are opportunists. They test their prey, sensing any weakness or vulnerability through visual cues and even through hearing and scent. Contrary to ambush predators that rely on the element of surprise and a short and intense burst of energy to secure their prey, wolves are endurance or coursing predators. They chase their prey, often over longer distances, sometimes even a few miles, in order to find the right animal or opportunity.  According to the site wolves are adaptable and also clever in their hunt.  This aptly describes a human predator be it a false prophet or anyone seeking any form of dishonest gain, such as money that does not belong to them, or a sexual conquest.  

Bill Cosby is a perfect example of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Three more women have come forward bringing his total to now over 55. Thirty five women of those women posed together in the New Yorker Magazine with their story.   According to the Bible human wolves disguise themselves as sheep.

Wolves are Adaptable and Clever

Cosby like any wolf in sheep’s clothing wore the perfect disguise. Known as the clean cut family man comedian who would not use foul language during any of his skits his comedy often focused on family issues.  Whoever would have imagined that of all comedians Bill Cosby would be a serial rapist, using his position and power in television to prey on vulnerable young actresses and models. 

 Often human wolves will disguise themselves to go undetected by their prey and to place themselves around their intended potential victims.  This is why we hear of Boy Scout leaders who are pedophiles etc. In Bill Cosby’s case, his intended victims were aspiring and up and coming actresses and models whose trust he could gain by his clean image and power in the industry.

Wolves are Opportunists

Often times the intended victim crossed the path of a wolf in the wolf’s terrain.  Wolves live and hunt mainly in their own territory. According to Animal Corner:

Wolves Test Their Prey sensing any weakness and vulnerability through visual cues and even through hearing or scent.

Bill Cosby sensed his victim’s vulnerability. Their weakness was their desire for a career and their need to earn money.  False Prophets tune into what they know the people are looking for, what they are needing.  Men who prey on single women with children see the woman’s need for a man or for a father figure for their children and go into the relationship with the intent of abusing the woman’s children.  Wolves look for where you have a need so that they can come and provide the need and by you accepting their help you have let the wolf in your door.

Wolves are endurance or coursing predators. They chase their prey, often over longer distances.

Once a human wolf has identified you as a potential victim or target he will not go away, he will stay the course.   

Once a human wolf has you in his or her sights, they will stay the course for the opportunity to present itself for them to strike. If the wolf is not successful or you brush him or her off, they will lie in wait. According to Animal Corner Wolf hunts can either last minutes or hours depending on whether attacks are successful or not. If an attack fails, the wolves will continue to hunt until they are successful. It is a matter of survival. This means that your wolf is not going away.  Their survival is feeding their greed, self-love, power or a perverted sexual appetite that violates others.  As the Bible states a wolf is out for dishonest gain and wolves are dishonest and great deceivers.  

Bill Cosby acted like a man who wanted to help his victims but used deceit to rape them. He set them up for bondage- drugs are a form of bondage in rape.  It is a way to subdue the victim while the perpetrator has total control over them and that is what a rapist wants is to control and conquer.  

Bill Cosby is a man who did not have to rape any woman and could have easily found women who would have been enamored with him and who would have slept with him with consent.  This is not what Bill Cosby wanted because he is a predator who wanted to rape and violate women.   He is the perfect picture of someone who is not what they appear but also someone who has no concern for anyone except for fulfilling his evil desires at another human being’s expense. As Ezekiel describes the wolves who tear the prey, human wolves injure the lives of their victims leaving them with great severe wounds.

Bill Cosby isn’t the only wolf in sheep’s clothing.  His story is provides an example of how we need to be on our guard.  I think of the case of a woman with a boy with a rare illness and a woman who seemed to care for the family’s plight started a fundraiser only to rob from it and use it for her own purposes and in the process added to the family’s grief.  The woman who seemed to care for the family’s plight was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  

The stories and the examples are endless and Bill Cosby is an obvious example of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He teaches us a valuable lesson, that we must be careful of those who come into our lives.  The Bible says that by their fruits you shall know them, we cannot take a person at their word, but look at their actions. In Bill Cosby’s case his actions were secret and no one saw them to be able to judge them. The women were completely caught off guard and believed Cosby’s clean cut family man image and were afraid to come forward because of his power in the industry.

 Wolves have no boundaries and do not have in their vocabulary the understanding of the word no.

Once you are on a wolf’s territory and you have crossed his or her path and you are a potential meal.  Your purpose is to feed their appetite for the food of their choice.   Deception is part of their ruse.  The best way to deal with a wolf is to be on your lookout for one and once you have spotted the wolf beneath the sheep’s clothing is to stay as far away from him or her as possible and to cease all contact.

Any communication on your part is an indication to the wolf that you are letting him or her in your door.  Wolves do not understand the meaning of the word no, neither do they have any boundaries.  

 A sure sign of a wolf, if you tell a wolf no and they persist or if they overstep boundaries. These are human predators who will wait for the next opportunity to strike at you if they missed the first one.  Some call these sociopaths, psychopaths, human vampires whatever the term, you must make sure to avoid one like you would avoid Ebola. As the Bible states when dealing with one, be wise as a serpent but innocent as a dove.  The serpent in the Bible is a cunning reptile, and you must be cunning when dealing with a clever wolf who has you in his sights as prey.

Bill Cosby is also a classic example of life in these end times, where wolves in many varieties are everywhere committing acts that are detestable.    He teaches us that we cannot even trust anyone who seems trustworthy for so much as a drink. Especially be careful when you  are in need that those coming in to fulfill the need or help in any way are not wolves in sheep’s clothing. 

  The story of the mega church pastor 54 year old Jack Schaap is another  example of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Schapps congregation numbered 30 thousand. He was sent to prison for grooming a 16 year old teen into a sexual relationship.

In these end times which Bible Prophecy predicts in 2 Timothy will be filled with many individuals whose love will grow cold, who will be out for themselves and in the pursuit of their own pleasures, especially we need to be on our guard and especially in those places that we least expect to find a wolf.