Saturday, November 21, 2015


What Is Cessationism?

By Robert Longman

cessationism: the belief that certain spectacular works, gifts, signs, and happenings from God ceased with the apostles, or at the very latest, ceased with those they directly taught.
These gifts and signs include such things as :
  • spontaneous speaking in strange languages ('tongues')
  • prophecy,
  • miracles,
  • (otherwise-) impossible strings of 'coincidences',
  • healings,
  • special insight into a person's motives and purposes,
  • exorcisms,
  • any other 'power' activities in which God exercises power over the order of nature and mind, through people.
As the cessationist sees it, the Church and its members today can't get these miraculous gifts, because God has stopped giving them. Most mainline Protestants, and nearly all Fundamentalists, are 'cessationists', whether they are fully aware of it or not.
There had been cessationists since the days of the Church Councils. But as a well-defined viewpoint, modern cessationism starts with John Calvin. Back in the days of the Reformation, the Vatican had sent Robert Bellarmine to win back the people who had joined the Reformed churches. One of Bellarmine's main methods was to point to wondrous signs done by loyal Catholics, and then ask, 'Where's your miracles? How is God working through you?' For a while, at least, Bellarmine was quite effective. Calvin knew he had to respond to that specific challenge. Calvin replied :
"The gift of healing, like the rest of the miracles, which the Lord willed to be brought forth for a time, has vanished away in order to make the new preaching of the Gospel marvelous forever."
(*Institutes*, Battle translation, 1960, p.1467).
He drew this from Augustine of Hippo, who wrote when commenting on one particular sign in  :
"In the earliest times, 'the Holy Ghost fell upon them that believed: and they spake with tongues,' which they had not learned, 'as the Spirit gave them utterance.' These were signs adapted to the time. For there behooved to be that betokening of the Holy Spirit in all tongues, to shew that the Gospel of God was to run through all tongues over the whole earth. That thing was done for a betokening, and it passed away."

Forms of Cesssationism

Cessationism has several theological/philosophical forms:
  1. God created the church in ways that included unusual or miraculous acts. Then when the church had taken some hold, God allowed it to manage itself using its own abilities. In this view, God no longer has an active role in its doings. Thus, any outward signs of spirit activity are presumed to be false, or can be explained as merely a natural event. The ancients claimed these as powerful acts of God because they didn't know any better, and we do. Such happenings would then have no spiritual or supernatural meaning, and God did not have a hand in them. This is most often held by those who speak of humankind's 'coming of age' (that we as a species have become grown-ups).
  2. The fundamentalist-dispensationalist holds that God hasn't left us, but rather gets involved by guiding the human conscience and mind through the Scripturesnot by giving special gifts that stand out or go beyond normal human ability. We no longer need the flashy signs or the mighty acts to help us develop a well-rounded faith. Since it's so easy to use and abuse spectacle and miracle, God no longer uses them. The Biblical examples were a 'starter course' to get the church going, and after that there was no need for them. This view is also held by many ex-Pentecostals.
It would be easy for me to caricature cessationism. But it wouldn't be fair or truthful.
Many of them took up the cessationist view as a way of opposing something well worth their concern:
  • claims are made by those with a flighty and unchecked version of the 'gift of prophecy', a version that has often been used as a tool to grab peoples' money, to boost a preacher's ego, manipulate or control other people, or to teach a bizarre notion;
  • spectacular and supernatural claims are used, especially by ordinary folks, as something to hide their fragile faith behind so they can avoid asking themselves hard questions.
  • important decisions are made because of those who are superstitious, or who believe everything they're told, or are not entirely sane, or are just naïve.
  • some people are so focused on God's blessings that they forget to be God's blessing to those in need.
  • it's easy to lose track of the good news of Christ because of all the hullabaloo around the spectacular happenings. (Calvin expressed his cessationism in terms of this.)
They also look at the history of the church, and notice that such things generally died down after the first few generations of the church, as if God had decided not to give what we would call 'dramatic' acts. They then see divine reasoning in that pattern.
Many cessationists:
  • thoroughly believe that the Spirit is afoot in today's world and especially among followers of Christ;
  • do not make rationalism, science, or the Bible into their god;
  • are not devotionally sterile;
  • believe that God has the power to heal people, teach people, give insight, etc.
  • believe that God actually does heal people, teach people, give insight, etc.., but chooses to do it only and always through the ordinary, mundane, day-to-day things and through normal natural means.
That said, the largest groups of those who are cessationist by belief are Reformed, Fundamentalist, and/or Rationalist.

Personal and Relational Cessationism

Also, a lot of people say they are open to belief in the unusual or supernatural. If you asked them, most of them would admit the "possibility" of it, but, in effect, not the living reality of it. Truth be told, most people are practical or 'closet' cessationists. (Even many who attend Pentecostalist churches.) It hasn't happened to them or their loved ones, and (with some cause) they distrust people they know who say that it happened to them. This has little to do with a 'scientific worldview' -- most folks aren't that logical.
Another reason they're cessationists is that they've been personally 'burned'. At some point in their lives, they found themselves hoping and/or praying for some act of power to come sweeping into their lives -- sometimes, they hoped in real desperation and need. But it didn't happen. Some of them are still paying a price they would not have had to pay if it did happen. Since they can't get themselves to dare shake their fist at God about it, they adapt their outlook and their thinking to the idea that God doesn't do that sort of thing anymore. Theirs is a cessationism born in travail.

What's wrong with this picture?

That all sounds good -- practical, wise, buttoned-down, religious. Except that in detail, it isn't quite true, at least not in the way it seems to be. (Not all of the points that follow apply to all cessationists, but each part applies to a different set of cessationist arguments, and thus are intended to add up.)

The Intimate Infinite

For one thing, the testimony of Scripture and the experience of Christians over two millenia is that God is intimately involved with the world, with the Church, and with each follower, withdrawing only from a person or society that shuts God out, or as a short-term strategy to remind us of that intimate presence by having us feel its absence. Indeed, the whole point of Christ's coming as the Christmas baby ('immanu 'el, God-with-us) was precisely that kind of closeness. This is the Christ who told us of God's care for the sparrow, and even greater care for us, the Christ who said he will be with us to the end, for whom the Spirit was sentamong us all to keep us until his physical return. God has not ceased working in the world we're in.
According to Acts chapter 2, what was given to the few (leaders, prophets, and such) is now breaking out all over the place, tongues to all the upper-room witnesses as both a sign and a characteristic of the beginning of the end of what was. The new era's mark is that the sons, the daughters (including the deacon Philip's), and even bondservants are doing strange and powerful things due to the poured-out Spirit. God will do whatever it takes to build up the Body and further the Kingdom, and that includes the spectacular, the unusual, and the powerful. God's there among us, unseen, to help preserve our freedom not just our survival, but on occasion does something visible as a reminder, something that acts like a glimpse of God's backside for us. Of course, there was the special role of the apostles, who were given authority by God to do many powerful things at any moment they deemed right, including healing. But they weren't the only miracle-workers. Indeed, Paul's discussion of gifts in 1 Corinthians presupposes that the letter's readers have gifts, some of which are unusual, and that they can be given even greater gifts. The Corinth congregation was not made up of apostles. So Paul's not speaking of gifts owned by apostles, but gifts given to and used by the whole Body and each part within it. The apostles' testimony had to remain after they were gone. That was the purpose of writing the Gospels and Acts. The Epistles were written as these apostle/witnesses did their apostolic duty. They and their role were about to pass from the scene, but new roles would arise in their place, some already foreshadowed in the Epistles. And those in the new roles were still being given the power to live in the Spirit.

Cessationism and Ephesians 2:19-21

Where did the idea that wonders ceased with the apostles come from? Part of it came when it was noticed that wonders were noticeably reduced within a generation after the last living apostle. (It may be that they just simply took place more quietly -- but that's for another argument.) Yet that by itself is not enough; we must ask, "What does Scripture say about it?" So the other part of it came from an interpretation of Ephesians 2:19b-20 (NRSV) : "you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone."The problem with that is that the subject matter in this Ephesians passage is not wonders or gifts or exorcisms or signs. It is about the gathered believers as the Body of Christ -- that is, the church itself. And while it gives a special role to "apostles and prophets", what is it that makes them stand out most? It is that they are the most direct witness to God: the apostles, who were trained by Jesus, and the prophets, to whom God spoke. They are witnesses to the One who is special, the One in whom, according to v. 21, "the whole structure is joined together". Thus, if there are wonders, they are for and from Christ, who is with His followers today no less than He was then. The church didn't cease after the apostles, so why would this passage infer that wonders ceased with them? The important question then is, if Christ is still with us, are we still with Christ?

The More Things Change...

Most Christians think of the apostolic era as being so different from ours. They were living 2000 years ago, in their culture, in their lifetime, and so did Jesus. Technology was simple. Travel and communications were slow. But their worries, concerns, enjoymentsdesires, questions and cynicisms were actually much like what we have today, just in a different mix. They needed the power of Christ's victory, and the comforts and gifts of the Spirit, to face up to the challenge. And God gave it to them.
Today, in the Western world, the (grand-) sons and daughters of strong believers make up a majority that says it is 'spiritual but not religious'. A vague belief or interest in Jesus still exists among them, but He is not the Savior to them. They certainly don't believe in 'church', or 'doctrine', and they don't treat the primarysources we have about Jesus, the four gospels, as being accurate or helpful. In a sense, they're immunized against the very things their grandparents held dear and built their lives upon. Acts of power may prove to be important for breaking through, especially when done at the level today's people understand best -- to only one or a few, away from view of others, without the hype they so rightly distrust. We need the power, the comfort, the direction, and the signs from the Spirit today no less (and possibly more) than they did 2000 years ago. God gives them now too, occasionally in a mind-blowing way. But will we bother to read the signs?

Cessationism, Paul and Corinth

Cessationists sometimes refer to 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 as saying that the gifts have ended. But look closer at the context. Paul was telling us that the gifts will eventually end because "when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away with" (v.10). Paul was not just speaking of the end of gifts, but of the end of allearthly matters, gifts included, keying on what will last, "faith, hope, and love" (v.13). All gifts and signs are "temporal" - earthly things made for life on earth in human society - even if their source is not. Like anything else found in life, the Spirit's gifts are made to work in a world where nothing lasts, where all is broken and partial in some way. Gifts, like all that is earthly, will be done away with when the perfect (or 'completed') comes, namely, the Kingdom of God in all its glory. Paul is also not saying they were given just for his time. He's talking about the character and nature of gifts. It's in the character and nature of faith, hope, and love to stay with us even beyond time itself; the character and nature of earthly life, no matter how great and wonderful, is that it does not. To argue that Paul is saying that the gifts are ending, one would have to say that time has already finished up, the Kingdom is in full force, we're in the new completed world, and we can now see God and God's truth 'face to face' instead of just 'in part' (v. 12). Yeah, riiiight. That's not how it is now -- but Paul insists it will be someday. Andwhen that someday comes, the gifts of all kinds will no longer be needed, just as an adult doesn't need childish thinking, just as those looking into God's face have no need to look through a looking-glass. The signs will not be needed, because you're where the signs were leading you to. Jesus himself says the same thing about something as sacred to Him as marriage.

For the Masters or the Masses?

Then, there are those who think that the spectacular gifts are only for the true spiritual masters, that they come through a special relationship with God that is beyond the realm of ordinary Christians. But in his letters to the Corinthians, Paul was writing to a divided, muttering body of people who still had a long way to go with their belief. Yet they had tongues and prophecy, and other extraordinary and ordinary signs and gifts. Also, the acknowledged spiritual masters in church history, such as Francis of Assisi and Theresa of Avila, would have recoiled at the idea of such spiritual elitism. They worked wonders, but did not think it strange that others would too, if God wanted them to. And, modern history has ample examples of the disaster that happens when people start following someone who seems to be closer to God than they could ever themselves be. God does not play the 'better than' game; all sorts of things are given to all sorts of people.

New Jots and Tittles?

Most cessationists also claim that any new miraculous sign, and in particular the gift of prophecy, is by its very nature a way of adding something to Scripture. But that would only be true if an authoritative or normative claim were being made for the miracle. (That is, the sign is what their teaching is to be authorized by or measured by.) There are well-known pentecostalist preachers who base some of their teaching on what is "revealed" to them, and such use is indeed this sort of serious error. But most other pentecostalists and charismatics refuse to make that claim. They use what they call the 'gift of prophecy' for guidance, not unlike what a scholar does by using scholarly books in studying the Bible, or when a student asks his/her mentor about it. All kinds of guidance are sifted by Scripture through the prayerful use of means of discernment. This is not because God may have gotten it wrong, but because it is so easy for us to get it wrong.


But, many ask, what about the fakery, the egotism, the abuse and warpage of real gifts? Isn't that reason enough to shun it? We must remember what kind of a creature we are dealing with here. To use an old-fashioned word, "sinful". God puts up a sign of the Kingdom, but we're the ones who turn the sign another way and point it to a circus of humbug. God knows we're sinful. But the Lord also refuses to give in to it. Our fell deeds do not stop God from working with us and through us. (If it were otherwise, there would not have been a Christ, and then where would we be?) Instead of not giving, our generous God gives, then holds responsible those to whom it is given, and also those who claim about its being given. A gift is there to help other people be better. A sign is there to give a glimpse of the power and the right-ness of living as citizens of the Kingdom. That sort of living is the responsibility. The body of believers, the church universal, has responsibility too, for discerning what is happening, and speaking truth to it. If we want to really grow up in our faith, we have to take hold of our responsibility rather than walk away from it.

What of Those Who Need It?

The biblical, theological, and sociological arguments for cessationism are not all that hard to counter. The difficult challenge is that there are some people -- not many, but some -- who really needed a miracle healing, or whose life could possibly change direction by a powerful sign, or who could be rescued from treachery by divinely-given insight into what other people are doing, and would be condemned to suffer without it. Many of them got such help, but many more others did not. You don't need to have cessationist beliefs to find yourself asking questions : Why wouldn't a loving God do something powerful for all of them? Is this a God of caprice, hoarding up scraps of divine rescue power and then just flinging them around randomly?
A hard truth here is that true divine acts of wonder and power are intentionally rare, not common. If it were otherwise, we wouldn't see them as 'wonders'; we'd think of them the way we think of driving a car or clicking a mouse. God likes being hidden. It gives the creatures God loves more freedom to be a part of shaping the divinely-created world. God prefers to work "incarnationally" (that is, through materials and material beings like us). God doesn't have to work that way (as a Reformed believer would put it, "God is sovereign"), but chooses to do it that way, and that includes working wonders through us. In the Kingdom to come, God's power will be constantly in visible action. Some signs of that Kingdom will show such power in action, right here, just because that's the way the Kingdom is. Since such moments are rare, not everyone will get it, because this world is not the Kingdom. And because God works through us, we have responsibility to take action as God leads us. Too many wonders block that responsibility; too few lets us doubt that we have anyone to be ultimately responsible to. Our responsibility is to act with the more ordinary gifts God has given us to personally build up those who could really use a sign of God's love.
But that's just a partial answer. It still doesn't say why this one who needs it gets a wonder and not another. Another part of the answer is that God understands better than we do what is really needed. But there's still something missing, almost as if God's being let entirely off the hook, a feeling born of empathy for those who would be helped in a major way if something would happen. In a sense, this is tied into the question of God's role in human suffering. Suffering is widely recognized as one of the most impenetrable mysteries of life. Which means that, while I can puzzle out much of the picture, a full understanding of suffering is frustratingly beyond my grasp, or yours, or anyone else's. At least some part of it I just don't know, and there is good reason to doubt that I ever will in this lifetime. I can live with that mystery. There's no other way to live but to live with that mystery; as far as I can tell, that's true of all of us, including cessationists.

Where does this take us?

Let's look again at what Calvin said in response to Bellarmine. Calvin found his answer in one of the threads of Augustine's theology, in the idea that some signs needed to be done under the authority of an apostle. Calvin took that strand of Augustine's thinking, and expanded it beyond what Augustine was talking about, for the sake of the practical task of protecting the Reformation against its foes. In doing so, Calvin was standing against most of the Church's thinkers of the first three centuries, most of Eastern Orthodoxy, all Anabaptists, and some of the key sources for renewal of the Catholic church such as St. Bernard and St. Francis. (Even Augustine himself noted that some believers around his own city were indeed doing miraculous things.) Cessationism was just one part of Calvin's vast legacy to the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions, but it's one part which many churchgoers, including many Calvinists, have since come to question.

Putting the Gospel front and center

Cessationism seems so logical, so sensible. Yet, nothing in Scripture says that any kind of gift has ended, and the thrust of Scripture says it hasn't. Cessationists defend the idea that the wonders had to cease for the Gospel to take center stage, but in point of fact that didn't happen. What makes the Gospel take center stage is lives lived in its light, and this is itself a wonder and a miracle of the highest order in a world such as ours. And a goodly many of those wondrous lives took off from an unusual sign or experience or blessing. The Spirit who did this is still at work. According to the Scriptures, at the very start of the Church, at the time when the Gospel most had to be at center stage, signs and wonders and miracles and gifts were happening, in a way that clearly furthered the Gospel. It was both/and, not either/or. The same can just as well be true today. And I am convinced it is.

Cessationism and Our Expectations

Many Christians (the ones who are charismatics) go a step further. Since God gives the Spirit to all believers, we can trust that God will give us some sort of gift, whatever gift God wants us to have at the moment or in our life situation. And we can also trust that God will put it to use, with whatever level of force or drama or effectiveness is needed. In this view, one should expect (not demand or command) that powerful things are going to happen as people spread the gospel and live it out. These may even be dramatic and miraculous. It is foolish to underestimate God, for whom nothing is impossible. In a way, this teaching on 'expectancy' is right -- so long as you don't expect a specific thing done a specific way at a specific time. God works on God's agenda, not ours. Expectancy must be rooted in hope and trust, not certainty or command. Expect God to act -- in God's own way, for God's own purposes. (This is one of the things wrong with the expectations of 'faith healings' and 'prosperity gospels' - good health and wealth top our agenda, not God's.)

The Bride and the Groom

The relationship between God and the Church is that of betrothed lovers, Bride and Groom, not passing acquaintances or CEO-to-line-employee. The gifts are not at steady levels. Lovers are not always in the mood to accept each others' gifts. But the doors of love open wider again with time. Theologically, I can't limit God by saying that God mustn't be giving gifts today. I must watch, live through it, and learn. When I do I cannot come to any other conclusion that indeed God is lavishing all of the gifts upon our era. Some amazing and spectacular, many downright ordinary, some that we still haven't come to recognize as God's gifts, some I can't even imagine. But they are here, now as always. And we are to use these gifts to build each other up in faith, to uncover evil and falsehood, and to carry out the church's mission.
The key thing isn't whether someone believes in power gifts or miracles. The most important matter is whether they put their trust in the God who is said to give such gifts, with or without ever experiencing them. This God is far bigger than even the the most incredible of signs and wonders. Signs can only have real value when, because of them, you may end up going toward the God who makes them happen.

Why Bother Working in Us?

A fair question.

Many philosophers have asked a question that may be hard for the rest of us to honestly ask ourselves: Why would the Spirit be at work among a people as stubborn as humankind?
It's a fair question, but one whose answer is ultimately rather simple : God's love. God sent Christ, and then the Spirit, because humankind is so disobedient. They were sent as God's way of handling our disobedience. The Holy Ghost will not get spooked off by our ways. Today's humans can shut the Spirit out of him/herself, but can't stop the Spirit from taking action in other ways and through other people, places, and things. There is, to be blunt, no reason why the Spirit would not or could not or does not give visions, miracles, prophecy, healings, and other ordinary and extraordinary gifts -- or at least no reason that wasn't also true in days of the apostles when the Spirit gave such gifts.
God lives! Christ is risen! The Spirit is among us! How could great and impossible things not happen??
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"Given the dearth of explicit evidence, it strains credulity to postulate a point in time (whether the death of the last apostle, the end of New Testament canon formation, completion of the church, or whatever) that effects a dramatic mutation in the Spirit's person and work so that he is no longer the power-anointing, charismatic being he once was, but is now restricted solely to his inner-transforming work."
D.A. Oss, in *Are Miraculous Gifts For Today? Four Views*, ed. Wayne Grudem (IVP, 1996) p.271

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


False Prophets, Blood Moons, Zionist Deceptions

The Prophets Who Cry 'Wolf' Harold Camping, Mark Biltz, John Hagee, Jo...

Published on Feb 27, 2017

Mark Biltz, El Shaddai Ministries
We have been hearing about this solar and tetrad lunar eclipses (blood moon), that are supposed to be on the feast days in 2014 and 2015, for quite some time. Actually, it has been since 2008, when Mark Biltz who leads a Hebraic Roots ministry, El Shaddai Ministries, “discovered” that those eclipses had occurred before on a few crucial historical times of Israel, and would happen again on four consecutive feast days, starting on Passover 2014 and ending on the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015. His and his promotors’ “insinuation” is that these signs are pointing to a significant event, actually of an epic and biblical proportion, which will occur to the State of Israel and the Jewish people, such as the return of their messiah …. really?
Well, I am writing this article to WARN the people of YHVH that Mark Biltz is a certified false prophet, evidenced by his deep and inseparable association with the Illuminati Zionist, and his Judeo-Masonic and Kabbalistic teaching based on Talmud. Even if these facts on the eclipses and dates are true and they are the signs from our Father, the Zionists are again usurping the facts, and using them to deceive us into believing and following their Zionistic and New World Order (NWO) agenda.
To be honest with you, I would not be surprised if this had been planned for hundreds of years, timing everything accordingly, even involving the Masonic NASA organization. They have being working on the NWO at least since before mid 1400s as I was able to trace back in my research. These may only be my speculations at this point. But it is true that they work with the fallen angles, led by Lucifer, their father — They know many celestial and occult spiritual things that we do not.
We will see how they are twisting the facts and scriptures, and deceiving us, in this article.

The Key Points First
I will present the most important and crucial points on the deceptions by the Messianic Jewish and Hebrew Roots Movements first, and then, I will present many images that I have collected to prove that these are the very things that Mark Biltz is doing also.
And, before you move on, please know my mission:
My main purposes for reporting on particular false teachers and prophets to show: 1)Who they really are; 2) How they cunningly deceive us;  and 3) Who the “Power Behind” them are, so that you can apply the knowledge in your life to protect you, your family, and other brothers and sisters in the Messiah.
I do not boast or take any pleasure bashing any individual, but I treat them as the enemy of the elect of YHVH, and expose them according to the following scripture:
Ephesians 5:11-14 NKJV
(11) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, butrather expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. (13) But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
(14) Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”

Note: All the images and videos I use in this article are only for the educational, criticism, and informational purposes, and this article is published according to the Copyright Statement of Olivet Journal.
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Who is Mark Biltz and Who is Behind Him?
The most crucial fact we need to learn here is that Mark Biltz was sent by the Illuminati Zionists, and is also one of them, and he clearly exhibits his allegiance to Satan, so none of what he says is to be trusted.
It is their favorite way of deceiving us that they lure us and entice us with some truths, sometimes lots of truths, and make us feel superior to others by adding more esoteric knowledge that is not biblical, such as Kabbalistic Hebrew gematria and the Bible Codes, then eventually, lead you astray with complete heresies and lies by twisted and distorted diabolic exegesis of the Scripture. They are extremely skilled and have been trained all their lives to do just that, and delight in it, just as their “father.” Remember his favorite phrase? —“Has God indeed said …?” (Gen 3:1).
As an example, let me tell you about one of the very cunning techniques they use to deceive us, because I have recently encountered many Hebrew Roots enthusiasts who strongly criticize other Christians for observing Easter and Christmas. This example illustrates very well the way Hebraic Roots teachers, such as Mark Biltz, deceive their followers.
It is a fact that the Judaizers often first tell you the truth that the Christianity has been large part paganized, pointing to pagan traditions such as Easters and Christmas. Then, they invariably say that their Judaized way is the true way to worship YHVH, and that Christians do not know “Torah” the way the Jews do …. well … that is CORRECT also! Of course, we do not know it, and that is a good thing, BECAUSE the Jews’ way of knowing Torah is Judaism, which is throughTalmud (Mishnah ‘Oral Torah,’ Gemaria, Halakha) and NOT the original Five Books of Moses as they were intended by our Father. Before you know it, then, you would be observing the feasts and Sabbath in Judaic ways. This is the very definition of Judaization. Doing so is as empty as observing Easters and Christmas … From one lie to another, and you are still deceived.
The following are perfect examples of this tactics the often use.
From the Page posts by 119 Ministries-Test Everything, which is another Judaizing false ministry:
Implying that Jewish way is God’s Feasts, but Jewish way is also just another satanic counterfeit of the truth. Both are man’s feasts.
This ministry seems to use this kind of very degrading way of discrediting an imaginary religion which they perceive to be Christianity. Again, it is about Judaism vs. paganism, and has nothing to do with us.
By the way,  the slogan of 119 Ministries, “Test Everything,” is very interesting. It seems it is based on the following scripture:
1 Thessalonians 5:21
(21) Test all things; hold fast what is good.
But, in actuality, they are twisting everything and confusing the trusting believers, and telling them to “doubt everything,” and, once again, it is almost like saying ….
“Has God indeed said … ?”  as the shrewd Satan said to Eve inGenesis 3:1, is it not?
They are taking the word out of context and mis applying it, obviously. Even in the very immediate context, you can see that they are.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
(21) Test all things; hold fast what is good. (22) Abstain from every form of evil.
After testing everything I have heard and watched, I have decided that I forsake 119 Ministries and hold fast what is true, the Word and His Spirit, and abstain from the evil of associating with the darkness. And, that is my understanding of this scripture.
Please get this into your spirit:
Judaism is a false religion (Satanism) and NOT the origin of Christianity. It is the same religion that the Pharisees practiced.
The fallacy that Christianity originated in Judaism is the BIGGEST LIE of this Age. The term, “Judeo-Christian” must be eliminated from your vocabulary and be replaced by the term, “Judeo-Masonic.” Judaism and Freemasonry are essentially the same at the core, being connected by the Kabbalistic satanism as the origin.

Please read the previous four paragraphs again if you are not sure you got it. Because it is absolutely essential to understand these truths to realize how false Mark Biltz is.

Mark Biltz says on his Web site that he is not trying to make Jews Christian or Christians Jews, but he wants to teach “Torah” to Christians, which he tells us to love and know better in the same statement. But that is NOT the true Torah of Moses he is talking about. I can say this with confidence because what he is practicing and teaching are Judaism and the Talmudic Torah. I will show you plenty of evidence for this fact shortly.

Why Is He Deceiving Us?
Now, then, why are they doing these things to deceive us?
Because … Messianic and Hebraic Roots Movements are the new Judaization plot of the Illuminati Zionists, on which they have been working in order to lead you astray into the trap of the Satanistic and Kabbalistic Judaism. This is a major part of the preparation for the “Great Deception,” and that is the false messiah to come.
It may seem a minor mistake or confusion now, but it will become delusion as you go deep into the deception, then you will find yourself trapped in the midst of the Great Deception. And, then, it will be too late!


I have written a chapter on it, detailing who the modern day Jews are and what the Judaism is all about … because they are the ones who are behind all these deceptions and illusions. The link to the chapter is listed at the end of this article [A]. We need to know the reality. Please take time to read them.
But, below are the links to the more immediately related reports on Jim Staley. I urge you to read them in relation to this report as they are relatively brief and describe many more important points on how to recognize Judaizers. You will see a clear pattern of deception.
And, as I also detailed in the reports on Jim Staley, my method is not to argue their theological falseness, because it could be just simply denied and dismissed by the deceived and be ineffective. Despite the obvious heresies the Judaizers preach, the bewitched will not be able to see it … because they are … BEWITCHED (Gal 3:1). Their belief system is very well “rationalized,” and their peer pressure is blinding them as well.
But, if they learn and realize the fact, WHO THE FALSE PROPHETS REALLY ARE, which are THE SONS OF SERPENT … there is no need to argue, but they just have to repent and leave them. And, I hope they will … it might take some time for the reality to sink into their mind, but if they are really people of YHVH, they eventually will, as they are confronted with the reality.
In addition, the false teachers and prophets often appear “nice” and “soft spoken,” as Mark Biltz and Jim Staley are. In a way, that is why they are chosen to be put forward, so trusting Christians may easily believe. And, in fact, they teach some truths, as I presented the example above. But, the lies are like a pinch of leaven that leavens the whole bread, and a drop of poison in a gallon of water that makes the whole water poisonous. Even if what they say is 99% true, that is the last 1% that will lead you to the destruction.
So, please, spread the word, and help them come out of the deception. But, also please remember not to be judgmental, and be loving and forgiving.
Matthew 24:4
(4) And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”
Ephesians 5:6
(6) Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

The Black Sun and the Blood Moon
I will only mention here that there are only two accounts in the Bible that talk about the combination of these two “possible” eclipses. I use the word “possible” because we are assuming they are eclipses. I personally am not sure yet. Are you?
Here are the scriptures that use these expressions:
Joel 2:31
(31) The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 
Revelation 6:12
(12) I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
And, in another place, where Apostle Peter referred to Joel 2:31 in Acts 2:17-21.
Make no mistake …. there is no mentioning of them occurring on any Feast Days, or of the Second Coming of our Messiah in relation to the occurrenceJoel 2:31 only says that it will happen “before the awesome day of the LORD.”

If the Judaizers are such pious “Torah keepers” as they say they are, they must know better than adding their own meanings or words to the Word of God, and even than teaching them. Torah, and also other Books in the Bible, are more than clear on this, strictly prohibiting such abominable practices, as following:
Deuteronomy 4:2
(2) “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 12:32
(32) “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
Proverbs 30:5-6
(5) Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. (6) Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
Revelation 22:18-19
(18) For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book:If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; (19) and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Need I list more?

Also, you can find the detailed teaching on this prophecies of the black sun and blood moon in my Revelation timeline article and the video teaching on the same article. We must also see these prophecies in the canonical context to understand what they really mean correctly. I strongly recommend that you watch the video and study it. In the video, I just present the biblical facts and explain them, as I was shown by the Father, so that you can study it yourself further. The link is found at the end of this article [B].

My Personal Experience
I am also speaking from my own experience of being deceived. I am sharing this with hope that someone may related to my experience, and it makes it easy for them to forgive themselves.
Honestly, when I first learned about it, in mid 2012, and looked into it by going to the NASA Website checking the facts, I was quite impressed and amazed. As a matter of fact, I used to have a post only with a graphic table of the eclipses, a diagram of the menorah pattern of the eclipses, and a table of all the eclipses occurred on the past and future feast days, up to 2015. I did not know what to make of all these, so I left it as an information-only post. Back in those days, I was not really keenly aware of the extent the Zionists would go to deceive and manipulate the mass. Their plots are, as I have since learned, incredibly meticulously planned and compulsively orchestrated. Since then, I have also learned that they are quite well-trained “actors” as a matter of fact. Nevertheless, I was among those who were wondering … “Hmmm… it sounds good and impressive, but why is it so important that they are on the feast days? Where does it say that in the Bible …?” So, I thought … but left it alone for a while, being busy with other things.
Then, the Father led me to a deep and extensive research on the Messianic and Hebraic Roots Movements, and their deceptions. It was intense, and I wrote a chapter on it and a few more articles. I learned their modus operandi, and realized that they were up to no good with this eclipse hoopla. Eventually, I had to pull down the information page on the eclipses with a correction and apology because it attracted so much attention, especially as the Year 2014 began. I wondered what happened … and lo and behold, it was a result of the deceivers’ increased propaganda campaign on TV, specifically by John Hagee, the leader of Christian Zionism, and on YouTube, by Scottie Clarke of eternalrythmflow channel (sorry, I am not providing links to these false ministries), and by many more Illuminati-sent Zionist deceivers. I mean, EVERYBODY was talking about the blood moon. And, their insinuation was that the rapture is imminent and that it was the sign of the Second Coming of our Messiah. I had known that they were deceivers but I was not paying too much attention to what they were doing with the blood moon until then. When this blood moon “frenzy” erupted, I realized what they were really up to with this eclipses on feast days scenario.
One thing is certain … when an end time prophecy is widely promoted by a card-carrying Zionist, such as John Hagee (the founder of Christians United For Israel) with bells and whistles, it just CANNOT be a true prophecy. Simple, and that easy. The problem is, however, that too many people are mindlessly listening to him and following him, not even knowing what “Zionism” is.
In the following video from which I took the screen shot, John Hagee clearly “predicts” that the rapture will occur sometime during the four blood moon eclipses, and somewhat vaguely implies that the Messiah is returning after that. But, more importantly, he has always been a strong advocate for the unbiblical “Armageddon,” by which he means the Middle Eastern War in which Israel attacks the Arabic nations. He wants war and wants Israel to nuke Iran. This is Zionism: the supremacy of the Illuminati-controlled current political State of Israel. It is the way our Father chooses to fulfill His plan to eliminate the evil on earth, but we are not to conform to the way the current State of Israel is and her political agenda at all. Our assignment now is to not be deceived, and understand the prophecies regarding Israel and us correctly.

John Hagee with Israeli flag pausing
with an Illuminati hand sign
Source: “Fanatic For Jesus”

In the following sections, I will simply present evidence after evidence of Mark Biltz being an Illuminati sent Zionist propagandist, and a powerful Judaizer who is practicing and teaching the mystical Judaism, Kabbalah.


Kabbalah Teaching
The following are a couple of screen shots from his Kabbalistic gematria teaching. These are all from Kabbalistic Judaism, which they claim as “the true knowledge” of the Hebrew scripture. But, they are not from the pure Old Testament, but from Talmud, Zohar, and rabbinic traditional teaching, typical esoteric occult teachings of the mystical Judaism. I could not find the video where he is teaching with the Bible Code for now, but I plan to update it as I find the right shot.
Kabbalah Teaching 1
Mark Biltz Kabbalah Teaching 2
Kabbalah Teaching 2
* Update (June 05, 2014): A new article where I go into more details on Kabbalah and its relation to Judaism. A link is also provided at the end of this article. — Judaism and Kabbalah (2): What is Kabbalah?

His Allegiance to Satan
First, as I discussed in Jim Staley report Part 2, knowing their patterned behavior, especially recognizing the hand signals, is very important in identifying false teachers.
Update (March 20, 2-15): A series of article with hand sign photos of multiple ministers have been published. More detailed explanations of the hand signs can be found in these articles.
Please remember this: They all work for their father, Satan. That means that they must pay homage to Satan, and identify themselves as such, by 1) Exhibiting occult symbols; 2) Displaying Satanic and Masonic hand signals; and  3)Showing their unconditional support for the current Zionist State of Israel.
Here is a reference chart.
Common Satanic (Kabbalah, Illuminati, Mason)
Hand Signs
I firmly believe that these are “signs” from our Father, so that we can recognize them as sons of serpent.

He was relatively obscure until 2008, when he came out with this “discovery” of his on the blood moon, but according to himself, He has been teaching Hebraic Roots in a Judaic way for over 25 years, in this video. He has been around.
Please also note that kippahtallit, and tzitzi are all Judaic religious accessories and outfit, according to the Talmud teaching and what they call “the law.” The Jews have taken over the similar things mentioned in the Old Testament, and made them their religious symbols. The Jewish laws are not the same as the Old Testament law, and Judaism is a false religion that originated in Babylon during the exile. For Christians, those commands to wear certain things, such as tzitzit (Num 15:39-40), are prophetic acts by the israelites that represent Yeshua our Messiah. It is not only unnecessary to wear them, but rather it must be avoided, because they are idolatrous objects. Also. there is no command to wear kippah in the Old Testament. They are all traditions of Judaism, and are the outward expression of their allegiance to Satan through Judaism.

Let us see if Mark Biltz displays such signs.
It is not clear when this was recorded, but from one of his old teachings, before 2008, as he appears much younger, teaching against “Replacement Theology.” He also teaches against anti-Semitism and for Zionism in this series. He is wearing a kippah. He professes to be a Christian, calling himself “Pastor,” but his behavior tells us that he completely conforms to the traditions of Judaism.
Wearing Kippah
Source: – momelok
Then, probably the following video, uploaded in September 2008, is one of the earliest after he began teaching the blood moon prophecy. He says he found out about the eclipses in March 2008. And in this video, He is teaching the blood moon, wearing a tallit. He prays at the end of his talk, but please pay attention to his hand sign, an Illuminati/Masonic triangle or a yoni sign. And, in the second photo is the clear Illuminati/Masonic triangle with crossed fingers. Here are other examples byFanatic for Jesus. His sign indicates that it is not YHVH our God to whom he is praying.
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Triangle or Yoni sign
Source: – TheLightIsGood
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Crossed fingers and triangle sign
Source: as above
The following photos are from on of his weekly teachings at his congregation. I have observed him throwing the sings one after another on numerous occasions. These are not by accident.
Yoni signs and horns
Source: – El Shaddai

(Update: Oct 14, 2014)
Many more screenshots of Mark Biltz showing hand signs HERE.
Please also read the article itself: False Ministries (2): Occult Hand Signs.

Next, in the following photo he is reciting the Aaronic Blessing fromNumbers 6:22-27, but clearly with the mystical triangle hand signs, which is Judeo-Masonic and Satanic, with unique “W” or “shin” (ש) formation of the fingers … command for which, by the way, is not found in the Bible. The letter “ש” in the mystic Judaism, Kabbalah, means the presence of god, “shakinah” (שכינה), which represents a female deity and light … and all kinds of, of course, “esoteric” and “occult” meanings that have nothing to do with the Bible and our God, YHVH. If you are interested, here is one of the Websites you can examine.
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Kabbalistic Aaronic Blessing Hand Sign
Triangle and “Shin” (W)
Source: Source: – TheLightIsGood
Also, many masonic hand signs have this “W” or “double V” forms that are similar to the Judaic Aaronic Blessing hand sign, indicating the inseparable Judeo-Masonic connection. The following is one of such hand signs that is demonstrated by manyfamous Masons in history.
Apparently, this was not the only occasion, but he does this routinely. I have seen him “blessing” his congregation with this Kabbalistic hand sign many times in his teaching videos. The following collage is with a comparison photos with some other examples of the Illuminati Masonic signs.
Aaronic Blessing hand sign is Kabbalistic, Masonic, and Satanic
Source: – Stephen Jun
As a bonus … here is one for the Trekkers. The actor Leonard Nimoy (Spock) testifies that he learned his famous hand signal from the hand sign of the priestly blessing at the synagogue he used to attend, in this video.
Mr. Spock with the Jewish mystic hand sign “shin” (W)
Source: Star Trek
For more examples of hand signs, and screen shots of many other preachers throwing hand signs, 
please visit one of the Olivet Journal Pinterest booards: Hand Signals of Darkness
I am regularly updating the board.

His Zionist Connections
Just as I did with the report on Jim Staley (Part 2), it is important and essential that we pay attention to their Illuminati and Zionist connections, which they do not hide these days. It may not be true in normal situations, but in cases of Illuminati and Zionist associations, “guilty by association” seems to be true. They simply do not associate, promote, or use anyone out side of their own. And, all associations I have observed and noticed are for the same purpose: “Deception” for the sake of Zionism and the NWO.
In other words … they are all “actors” playing the roles in this worldwide Illuminati opera, which has been continually played out for hundreds of years, creating the completely illusional world in which we live. Under the direction of their father, Satan, they have been indeed deceiving the whole world (Rev 12:9).

Let’s look at the evidence of Mark Biltz’ association with the “Power That Be.”

Mark Biltz has been a darling of the Zionists’ online news magazine,WorldNetDaily (WND), since 2008. WND was founded by Joseph Farah, who is a life long conservative journalist, and is extremely, religiously, and absolutely unconditionally pro-Israel, a Zionist. He, as the Editor in Chief, also promotes many Messianic and Hebraic Roots Movement false teachers and prophets in WND’s publications, including Jim Staley and Michael Rood. Mark Biltz has been featured, or has authored, well over 60 articles since 2008, according to my estimation from WND’s record, and sells teaching material through their publishing division. If this is not an obvious promotion, I don’t know what else could be.
The following is a typical article featuring him, and propagating the use of the Jewish calendar and insinuating the blood moon as a sign of the Second Coming of the Messiah.
WND promoting Blood Moon and the Second Coming
Image Linked to Source
Annotations by Olivia

Now, here are the other images that clearly indicate his strong connections with the Zionists.
He was promoted in the show, “It’s Supernatural,” produced and hosted by Sid Roth, a Zionist, and a propagandist for the Jews being the House of Judah (a heresy).
Mark Biltz on Sid Roth’s show
Source: – Matrixqc
He is also a frequent guest on the “Prophecy In The News” (PITN) YouTube channel since 2008. Gary Stearman is also an Illuminati Zionist who frequently exhibits Illuminati-Masonic hand signs on his shows. I am embedding a video from a recent show, and in it, both Biltz and Stearman continually throws the hand signs, one after another. Besides, I do not know if anyone else feels this way, but to me, their acting of the fake excitement for the end time is obviously a bad over acting, and makes it very difficult for me to watch it through. In addition, it is not unusual that I notice so called, “duping delight,” on the faces of the Illuminati Zionist actors.

Upper Left: Horn, Upper Right: Yoni, Lower Left Triangle, Lower Right: Yoni
Source: as above

And, this is an extra but important point:
By asserting that Sid Roth’s show and PITN are Illuminati funded and run, I am also saying that ALL THEIR GUESTS who are promoted by them are most likely to be also Illuminati sent deceiver actors. So far, I have not seen any exception. —— I know many of you are big fans of such topics as Nephilim Returning, Alien Invasion, etc. which they often feature. But, please, seriously consider this:
They only promote their own, and ALL the media companies are owned by the Illuminati.
Yes … I am saying that all those fantastic and interesting end-time Nephilim and alien stories are mainly Illuminati origin. Nephilim existed, do exist, and will be more on the earth in the Last Days, and fallen angles are masquerading as aliens and doing something with “mingling” with man (Dan 4:23, which says they will not mingle) … these are real … BUT, they are twisting and misquoting the Scripture and blowing the facts up completely out of proportion, flooding your mind with their concocted “research” findings. Their goals by doing so is to keep you fascinated and away from the Biblical truth, and who knows what else is up. Knowing about esoteric knowledge of Nephilim and aliens have nothing to do with your preparation as the Bride of the Messiah, does it? If they come, you already know they did not come to save you.
I admit that there is no way to prove what they are saying is not true by going after the fact .. It is NOT POSSIBLE, and is futile. But, just look at “WHO” are the promotors, and the answer is obvious. They are absolutely not credible.
“Take heed that no one deceives you”
(Matt 24:4)

Lastly for this section, I would like to show a screen shot of El Shaddai Ministrries’ Website. The marks indicate the Zionist interests, and their recent guest speakers and musicians are pretty much all Zionists.
Annotations (by Olivia) indicate Zionist connections
Source: El Shaddai Ministries

His False Prophecy
OK … then, why is he a “false prophet?” His being sent by the enemy itself qualifies him for that. But, what makes him absolutely guilty of it is the fact that he is prophesying the Second Coming in association with the blood moon phenomena,knowing it is not true. He is being deceptive. I have heard him say, “I am not predicting anything … but …” many times. However, it is more than evident that the Zionists want to have us believe the Second Coming is imminent. As I presented earlier, John Hagee is clearly preaching the Pre-Tribulation Rapture and the Second Coming in relation to the blood moon tetrad and the solar eclipses in 2014 and 2015. And, Scottie Clarke the YouTuber is also promoting John Hagee’s teaching in his 7-hour video. The message is clear: They want us to believe the Church will rapture out before the end of the eclipses, and the messiah is coming after that. And, the “messiah” is intentionally not capitalized.
Also, it is by hinting and stirring up the false expectation, Mark Biltz is indicating something “imminent” is happening in association with the upcoming eclipses. It is true that “something” is happening … but … according to the Scripture, there is no relation between the feast days and the black sun and the blood moon, or between them and the Second Coming.
And, please look at the next photo from one of his teachings on the blood moon. That is the slide title. Remember … he insists that he is not predicting anything.
Implying the connection between blood moon and the Second Coming – El Shaddai – May 26, 2013
Do you see the blood moon and the lion with a crown of thorn coming toward us? The annotation is saying “The King is Coming!” and “Are you ready?” So, what are they indicating?
You guessed it!
It is unequivocal and undeniable that Mark Biltz is propagating the Second Coming of the Messiah upon the occurrence of the blood moon eclipses, or at least one of the eclipses.
Please also watch my video ([B] below) for the presentation of the simple biblical facts, and compare them with your own Bible and confirm. The black sun and the blood moon are not related to the rapture of any timing, or the Second Coming.

Let me again warn you that their tactics is always to use the scripture, twist it and add to it according to their agenda, and loudly propagate it, fully utilizing their resources, and control the mind of people to manipulate the mass.
Please do not fall for it!
Read and study the Bible for yourself. The Scripture and the prophecies, when they are correctly understood, are the light to shine our paths in these perilous and dark time.
Psalms 119:105
(105) NUN. Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
2 Peter 1:19-20
(19) And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; (20) knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
Mark Biltz is a false prophet. Do not be impressed with his assertion that the eclipses fall on the feast days. It is a blatant violation of the Word of God to add what is not in the Bible and teach it to people. They may happen on “Jewish” feast days (Note: not the Feasts of YHVH) … as the eclipses do occur on the 1st and the 15th days of a lunar months, which happen to be also the feast days. But, most importantly, even if they fall on the feast days, the Jewish calendars are not “biblical calendar” as they want us to believe. The Jews usurped the biblical calendar and made them their own, according to the Kabbalah mysticism. Moreover,even if they are the true Feast Days, it does not legitimize or justify their false religion of Judaism … period. It will neither make the rest of their lies true, nor make the Jews God’s chosen people. They are “false” Israelites as I showed in the Chapter, “Yeshua is Not a Jew,” and they are NOT the House of Judah.
And, finally and definitively, the Bible does not say anything about the solar and lunar eclipses happening on the feast days. Therefore, it is not God’s Word that Mark Biltz is preaching.
Yeshua our Messiah WILL NOT rerun until the end of the Great Tribulation. That is the Biblical truth. Therefore, anyone claims to be a messiah before that is a false messiah.
Matthew 24:23
(23) “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.
When you were born again, a measure of ability to discern “truth” and “false” was given to you as a seed. Water and culture it by reading the Word, and repent of any deception with the humility before our Father.
Matthew 13:16
(16) “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;

Let no one deceive you!