The last position I held in Indonesia before immigrating to Canada, was overseeing two departments: Human Resources (Employees’ Relation), and Finance. I was working for a subsidiary of American Oil Company (Exxon). We were headquarted in Palembang, (my hometown). And once every two or three weeks, I flew to fields of operation (there were two of them), to meet with Field Supervisors or office staffs for administrative matters or to just get away from the main office for the day.
In the fields, we had two guest-houses, complete with “choice cooks” to prepare meals for visitors from the headquarters like myself and other high-ranking officers. The company made available for our use three types of small aircrafts: Bell helicopter, single propeller Cessna (fuselage made of some kind of material), and another fixed wing aircraft, Piper Navajo that can accommodate 7 passengers. The pilots were always on standby, since they lived in the guesthouse adjacent to the main office where we were headquartered.
Whenever possible, I almost always flew in the cockpit, on the co-pilot seat. None of the aircraft was fitted with air-conditioning unit, in fact there was not even a rest room fitted on the 7 passenger Piper Navajo. We only flew low level, with an altitude of a few hundreds feet, since to get to our fields of operation, it took approximately a half hour of flight. In the cockpit, I could open the side window to let the cool air in.
Because I was sitting in close quarter with the pilot, on some occasions, I asked him rudimentary questions of how to fly this craft and what was he watching for as he went through the printed checklist, before we moved away from the tarmac. He was a very opened person, and before taking off, he explained that he had to make sure of the following items:
Adjust the altimeter – the airport elevation as opposed to the sea level.
Notice the wind direction.
Look at the outside temperature (it has something to do with fuel flow)
Examine the various gages on the dashboard etc.
Test the propellers’ rotations at various speeds and pitch, singly, while applying the brakes, and on the tarmac, the propellers blades were set at zero attack pitch.
Test the flaps and slats, rudder, etc.
This much I can remember but I may be way, way off base, since I have never been trained in the science of flying a plane. Please remember, that what I am telling you happened more than thirty years ago. Sometimes I have a hard time even remembering names of acquaintances I met face to face.
Going back to my story, after all system showed “go” and the control tower cleared us to depart, we then proceeded to the run-way and started to really run engines for take off. After a few seconds more gunning the propellers, we sped down the runway and lifted off.
During flight, there are a few things of interest that can really teach us something concerning the state of the “world” while it is traveling towards the Day of the Lord.
Since our destinations were temporary landing strips, there was no instrumentation whatsoever installed to guide our flight to its destinations. There was no “beacon” which would signal the exact location of the landing strip. We relied solely on the on-board compass but most importantly we had to be on the lookout for familiar sceneries such as the position of the road, which we have noted before, a river or a village, etc., which we called as our landmarks! We are always in contact with the Palembang airport tower who pointed if there was traffic within our sighting distance flying at different altitude. Remember, the so-called GPS is a brand new invention of this age; even the modern aircrafts are only recently considered to be fitted with them.
Now, the world and all that is in it, is flying towards a landing strip, which will bring to an end everything as we know it. If the world at large is drunk with carousing and the pursuit of worldly pleasures, as Elohim’s people, our set-apartness (holiness) are under constant enticements to follow suit. If we have been following the news all these past years, and if we care to admit it, all the landmarks of the end days have mostly come to past and are happening right now and will continue to get worse, not better, in the coming days, until our Messiah appear in the clouds to gather His faithful followers.
Yeshua the Son of Elohim said: Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven…  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring…
Matthews 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
2013-2014 SOMETHING IS GOING ON!
Published on Jul 2, 2013
2013 The End of Days are here MUST SEE.
There is a Psalm that really brings home the message for the here and now: Psa 90:12 Teach us to number our days, And let us bring the heart to wisdom.
While the world is feasting and carousing “…as the days of Noah, so also shall the coming of the Son of Adam be. “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Adam be. (Matthews 24:37-39)
Are churches preparing members of their assemblies for these impending days? No! These millions upon millions of the so-called body of Messiah are no different than what I have gone through in my faith walk of years past. Those misled souls are still gleefully jumping up and down hearing the feel good gospel. The message of sin, repentance, and hell, are classified as taboos and should not be heard in any assembly. But Ruach ha Kodesh, through Shaul, had prophesied this very subject:
2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Any mention of the word “hell” could turn the nominal believers in the body of Messiah into a raging unforgiving soul! It has happened and will continue to happen for the “time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine” is already here! Then, what shall we do and what can be construed as checklist and landmarks for the people of Elohim for these days and age?
We should be well prepared to meet the last of the last days head on. This morning, I watched the news concerning the “Palestinians and Israelis Peace Treaty” is not going anywhere. If we analyze what the Lord Jesus said in the following verses: Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. That tells me, that the Israelis are and will still be living in the disputed area as I have shared in the following article sometime ago:
THE DIVIDING OF JERUSALEM AND JUDAEA…will that REALLY happen?
Having been shown today’s news concerning the Peace Treaty and what I have observed and shared in the above referenced article, I believe in the immanency of “rapture” of the body of Lord Jesus, the Messiah! The question is, are we ready?
We are well equipped with the following checklist so that we are not drawn into the cesspool the world are merrily drowning-in themselves. Let us look at a few verses of 2 Timothy 3:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days hard times shall come. For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good, betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim, having a form of reverence but denying its power.
And turn away from these!
Now, these are items in the “Checklist” that we firstly have to honestly apply introspectively into our very own lives. Have we seen all or most or some of those check-listed items within us and from among members of your assembly?
Come to think of it, I may have shown a few or even most of these imperfections myself in all these years. But, I am sure I have stepped on somebody’s toes as well in the process. I know I have and Adonai commands us to resort to this remedial process:
Matthews 18:15 “And if your brother sins against you, go and reprove him, between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 “But if he does not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word might be established.’ 17 “And if he refuses to hear them, say it to the assembly. And if he refuses even to hear the assembly, let him be to you like a gentile and a tax collector. 18 “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be having been bound in heaven, and whatever you loosen on earth shall be having been loosened in heaven. 19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning any matter that they ask, it shall be done for them by My Father in the heavens.
And believe you me, I will readily ask for your forgiveness. That is biblical!
In a true Elohim well lead ordained assembly, there shouldn’t be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good, betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim,
Among the array of items listed, there is one that point inward to parents. It is about “children being disobedient to parents”. Do we find our children showing signs of being disobedient? If they are showing such a behavior, primarily, whose fault is it? Their pastors, teachers, their peers, the outside environment? These are all only secondary causes. The primary cause lies with the parents!
Because in the stage where their characters are being formed, we, the parents, gave their education and up-bringing to their teachers and friends (peers) who mostly live according to the gods of this world, and whose agenda is to lead all children into the “everything goes” life style, that the world is drowning-in right now!
Let us look at Elohim’s command is regarding the up bringing of our children.
Deuteronomy 11:1 “And you shall love YHWH your Elohim and guard His Charge: even His laws, and His right-rulings, and His commands, always. 2 “And you shall know today – for it is not your children who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of YHWH your Elohim, His greatness, His strong hand and His outstretched arm, 3 and His signs, and His works which He had done in the midst of Mitsrayim, to Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and to all his land; 4 and that which He had done to the army of Mitsrayim, to their horses and their chariots, when He made the waters of the Sea of Reeds overflow them as they pursued you, and how YHWH has destroyed them to this day; 5 and what He had done for you in the wilderness till you came to this place…
Deuteronomy 11:18 ‘And you shall lay up these Words of Mine in your heart and in your being, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 ‘And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, 20 and shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children are increased on the soil of which YHWH swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens on the earth.
Honestly speaking, I myself am guilty of not following after this great promise for blessing. We did sent our children to Sunday school to learn about Adam and Eve eating an apple; Noah’s flood how he brought pairs of animals into the ark; Jonah in fish belly for three days and night; Messiah’s birthday with three wise men bearing gifts; Good Friday, Ishtar (Easter) Sunday etc., as stories from the bible – just a story!
Verses 18 and 19 are directed towards parents and make no mistake about it! It is a parental duty to heed Elohim’s command. Verse 18 say that we all should lay up these Words of Mine in your heart and in your being…this talks about Spirit-filled born again Christians, regardless of their marital or parenthood status; which means that we all should be well versed in Elohim’s commands, in our hearts and in our daily walk!
The scripture firms up the above passage as follows: Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Then, as parents, it is a commanded duty that we teach them to our children.
But what actually did happened in our very own life? We were told, that the Law is no longer applicable in this age and under “saved by grace” period. And because of that, we did not much know about Elohim’s likes and dislikes, and there was no fear of Him. In our daily lives, we never showed this PRIMARY principle in our daily life. For the children, we relied solely on stories presented weekly, for about an hour, by Sunday school teachers.
Now, that is about me. As a servant of Elohim, we all should be truly transparent (not the White House kind, behind close and locked doors), and tell it like it is!
The quotation from 2 Timothy 3:5 ends with the following warning: having a form of reverence but denying its power.
And turn away from these!
The word of Elohim is very consistent! Having a form of reverence but denying its power describes a hypocritical unbeliever!
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 And what agreement has Messiah with Beliyaʽal? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? 16 And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.” 17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says YHWH, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you. 18 “And I shall be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says YHWH the Almighty.”
And the closing sentence in our checklist say: And turn away from these!
Baruch ahta Adonai elloheynu melech ha olam,
Be ShemYeshua ha Masiach.