I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?
First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him, Jesus, Who knew no sin to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22).
“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.
My friend, “God commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ’ ”
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed:
“God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are four things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
Pray — you talk to God.
Read your Bible — God talks to you.Witness — you talk for God.
Join a Bible Study — You will grow in your faith.
Develop relationships with other believers – Fellowship is so important!!
70+ artefacts damaged in coordinated attack on Berlin’s Museum Island
At least 70 objects housed in institutions on Berlin’s Museum Island have been deliberately damaged in an apparent coordinated attack, German police confirmed on Wednesday morning.
Vandalism in numerous museums in Berlin
One or more unknown perpetrators are said to have sprayed at least 70 objects in the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and other locations with an oily liquid, in what German newspaper Zeit described as “one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany.”
The damaged objects, which include Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings, have been left visibly stained. The incidents are said to have occurred on October 3, the public holiday that marks German Reunification (German Unity Day), but have only just been made public. It is unclear whether the day was chosen on purpose.
At the request of Zeit and Deutschlandfunk, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Berlin police confirmed that some artefacts had been damaged, and that investigations are ongoing. According to the Tagesspiegel, visitors who attended the museums on October 3 have been contacted by the State of Criminal Investigation (LKA) to ask for their assistance.
Speculation about conspiracy theorist motives
Initially, nothing was known about the motives of the perpetrator or perpetrators. However, both Zeit and Deutschlandfunk have drawn attention to a number of messages written by Attila Hildmann, a known conspiracy ideologist. In September and October he had apparently claimed on his public Telegram channel that the Pergamon Museum was the “Throne of Satan” and the centre of the “global Satanist scene and corona criminals.” These speculations have not been addressed by Berlin police.
Museum Island in Berlin has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The Pergamon Museum, which is one of the island’s foremost attractions, bringing in well over a million visitors each year, celebrated its 90th birthday in October. It is named after its most famous exhibit, the Pergamon Altar, a monumental construction dating from the 2nd century BC that was part of the residence of the mighty kings of Pergamon. source
From original article I wrote years ago on the Seat of Satan:
I wrote this article a few years ago and felt to bring it out again with some updates. This museum which had been open to the public announced that it would close in September of 2014 for five years. They offered no reason.
The cost of some renovations doubled what was initially thought. They gave 2019 as the year for the reopening. Now they have pushed that to 2023.
Brethren, I am just pondering on this Evil monument which mesmerized both Hitler and Obama. Could this possibly be the site from where Antichrist rules the world? I think that it is not out of the realm of possibilities.
I wrote my last article on the Seven churches to whom our Lord Jesus wrote; telling each what they had done well, but also what He had against them. When I got to the church of Pergamum, I was startled when I saw that our Lord said these words:
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells” (Revelation 2:13). (Emphasis added).
I was astounded that these words had not jumped off the page when I read this part of Scripture initially. Obviously, I had not been paying close enough attention. Or perhaps the Holy Spirit quickened this passage of Scripture to my mind as I wrote the piece. When Jesus says that Satan dwells and has his throne upon this earth at a specific place– we need to take Him at His word!
But as a writer of Truth, I had to investigate this, and attempt to connect the dots.
Greek Mythology taught in school
I remember as a child being taught about Greek gods of mythology. Zeus of course was the most important and highest “god.” I accepted that this was all mythology – certainly not real. It was required reading – isn’t that interesting?
As an unsaved Jewish girl, I actually enjoyed the mythological stories with these characters. I looked at it all as a “fairy tale” of sorts, but I never viewed these stories as fact.
The reader will be shocked
It is a given that the greater percentage of my readers are blood-bought born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that it is important for us to step back and see the bigger picture, especially when the Signs of the Times are upon us.
The thrust of this article is to show that the so-called mythological gods of Greek mythology, were no more mythical than Satan himself! As a matter of fact, I will question whether Zeus or his son Apollyon are actually Satan, the enemy of our souls!
Apollyon means “The Destroyer” but also has been called “god of the sun.” Does that remind you of Lucifer being called the “light bearer?”
His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon” which means “Angel of death.” When translated into Greek, is “Apollyon” which means “The Destroyer.”
I am leaning toward the belief that Zeus is actually Satan, and that Apollyon is Satan’s head demon who is also called The angel of the Abyss. I also believe that the Nephilim, spoken of in Scripture were Satan’s army of demons in human form (giant human form.)
“And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon” (Revelation 9:11). 5th Trumpet – Apollyon angel of the abyss.
Answer: The name Abaddon or Apollyon appears in Revelation 9:11: “They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” In Hebrew, the name “Abaddon” means “place of destruction”; the Greek title “Apollyon” literally means “The Destroyer.”
In Revelation 8–9, John describes a period during the end times when angels sound seven trumpets. Each trumpet signals the coming of a new judgment on the people of earth. When the fifth angel blows his trumpet, the Abyss, a great smoking pit, will open, and a horde of demonic “locusts” will rise out of it (Revelation 9:1-3). These creatures will be given the power to torture any person who does not bear God’s seal (verse 4). The pain they inflict will be so intense that sufferers will wish to die (verse 6). Abaddon/Apollyon is the ruler of the Abyss and the king of these demonic locusts.
Abaddon/Apollyon is often used as another name for Satan. However, Scripture seems to distinguish the two. We find Satan later on in Revelation, when he is imprisoned for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-3). He is then released to wreak havoc on the earth (verses 1-8) and ultimately receives his final, eternal punishment (verse 10). Abaddon/Apollyon is likely one of Satan’s underlings, a destroying demon and one of the “rulers,” “authorities,” and “powers” mentioned in Ephesians 6:12.
John Bunyan’s classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress includes a memorable scene in which Christian does battle with a demonic monster named Apollyon. True to its name, Apollyon nearly destroys Christian. The pilgrim in his armor withstands the attack and wields his sword to repel the fiend. Bunyan’s “Apollyon” is a symbolic representation of our spiritual enemy, but the inspiration for the character is literal. The Abaddon/Apollyon of Revelation is a real being who will one day inflict real pain on real people during God’s real judgment. – source
Ancient Pergamum Perched atop a windswept mountain along the Turkish coastline and gazing proudly—almost defiantly—over the azure Aegean Sea sit the ruins of ancient Pergamon. Although the majority of its superb intact monuments now sit in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum, enough remains of the acropolis for the visitor to sense the former greatness of the city that once rivaled Alexandria, Ephesus and Antioch in culture and commerce, and whose scientific advancements in the field of medicine resonate through the corridors of today’s medical treatment facilities. Juxtaposed sharply against this image of enlightened learning is that of “Satan’s Throne,” as described by the prophet John of Patmos (Revelation 2:12-13), which some scholars interpret as referring to the Great Altar of Pergamon, one of the most magnificent surviving structures from the Greco-Roman world.
The modern visitor approaches the site from the steep and winding road that leads from the modern Turkish city of Bergama just a few miles away. Upon reaching the ruins, the commanding panoramic view from Pergamon’s 1,000-foot-high perch makes it easy to understand how this city once dominated the entire region. It was a proud city in its time, and it had reason to be so. Its monuments and building were constructed of high-quality white marble in the finest Hellenistic style, and its library rivaled that of the famed library of Alexandria in Egypt. In the mid-second century A.D., it became known throughout the Mediterranean world as a center of ancient medicine, largely due to the presence of the eminent Roman physician Galen (c. 129–200 A.D.), who was born in ancient Pergamon. – source
“Seat of Satan” final resting place in Berlin, Germany
As a Jewish believer in Christ, this part of the story of Satan’s altar had a huge impact on me. What better place for the most evil structure ever built upon this earth to land itself in Berlin, Germany? There are no coincidences with God!
In 1901, Germany brought over as many pieces as they could of the ruins of this altar. Their plan was to reconstruct the Altar of Zeus (Satan) and display it on their “Museum Island.” I find it even more intriguing that Hitler had nothing to do with the excavation and relocation of this altar to Germany. But Satan had everything to do with this.
Hitler’s chief Architect Albert Speer Commissioned to create stage for Hitler on Altar of Satan
In Revelation 2:12, we read about one of the seven churches, “the church in Pergamum …where Satan’s throne is.” The ancient city of Pergamum, or Pergamon, was the center of pagan worship in Asia Minor. The once-thriving city lay forgotten and in ruins till 1864 when German engineer Carl Humann began excavating it, finding one of antiquities’ greatest monuments, the Altar of Zeus. The altar was excavated and taken stone by stone to Berlin where it was reassembled in its own museum. The Turkish government agreed that the ancient foundation of the Pergamon Altar ─Satan’s Throne─became the property of Germany. In 1930 the Pergamon Museum was opened to the public.
A few years later, the Nazi Party’s chief architect, Albert Speer, was commissioned by the new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, to design the parade grounds for the party rallies in Nuremberg. Speer turned to the Pergamon Altar for inspiration. Using the altar as a model, Speer created a colossal grandstand, known as the Zeppelin tribune. In the following years’ mass rallies, Hitler descended down the steps like a tribune in ancient Rome.
Most of the Nuremberg rallies were held at night. The grandstand was surrounded with 150 searchlights and the light columns extended for a mile in the sky, creating the mystical effect Hitler wanted. This effect was known as the “Cathedral of Light.” Inside the rally grounds, thousands of Nazi Party members marched in torchlight parades. From the altar’s podium, Hitler mesmerized the crowds as they swore a “holy oath” to Germany. From 1933 to 1938 hundreds of thousands of Germans gathered at the Zeppelin field in September, but the 1934 rally captured the attention of the world, thanks to the film, Triumph of the Will, a propaganda documentary about Hitler and the Nazi Party. In the film, Hitler was portrayed like a messiah who descended down through the clouds to the faithful waiting for him below. The film was shown continuously for 12 years in Germany. After the film’s release, Hitler’s popularity skyrocketed so that more than a million Germans came to Nuremberg to hear his speech in the following September rally.
On that evening of September 15, 1935, Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws. “The law for the protection of German Blood and German Honor was intended to begin the marginalization process of the Jewish people,” said Dr. Anthony R. Santoro (Professor of Christopher Newport University). The new laws stripped the Jews of their rights as citizens. Then the Reich citizenship law was introduced, stating that Jewish people in Germany were subjects of the Reich, but not citizens.
It was also in Nuremberg that Hitler used the phrase Final Solution for the first time in public. Hitler’s Final Solution is known as the Holocaust, a word that comes from a Greek word meaning “a wholly burnt animal sacrifice.” On the ancient Altar of Zeus in Pergamom, burnt sacrifice was practiced. Centuries later in Germany’s Nuremberg, in the redesigned Pergamon Altar, Hitler announced his Final Solution to the world and this time, the burnt sacrifice was six million Jews.
I think that we can discern and connect the dots…………
But recently, Germany has announced that the “Museum” as they call it, will be closed for the next five years. FIVE YEARS? I have no theories but this I do know: whatever is closing the “Altar of Satan” for five years MUST be incredibly evil in nature. In Berlin Germany museum closing for 5 years (click to read story)
***** I am adding something I have come across which I believe is very important. The closing of the “museum” in Germany happened in September of 2014. So the reopening of this “Seat of Satan” will happen in September of 2019 and that is a little over one year from now.
But now, with the story breaking about the destruction of much of Satan’s Seat – this Museum Island attraction is still closed to the public!
REVEALED: Evil Hitler and the Nazis were obsessed with witchcraft and the occult Click here to READ
But wait! There are still dots to be connected……….
Remember this in 2008?
And the Lord would remind us of this:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12)
Oh Lord, we long for You to come. We know that You will come for us at the appointed time. We do hope and pray that the time is soon!