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Fri, 5 Oct 2007 17:18:35 -0400I am going to do something here we do not normally do at 11th Hour. Back when this site was launched, Bill Kisiel wrote an article that expressed some of the most basic principles upon which this web site was founded. "Patriotism In Light Of The Scriptures" is not only one of the first articles ever posted on this site, but it is one of the most viewed articles as well. Normally if you wrote an article, you would be the one to write the "2", (if there was ever going to be one). But in this case I spoke with Bill, and I am going to write a "P.i.l.o.t.s. 2" with his permission... This article speaks to a tragedy so out in plain view and obvious, so prolific and frightening, yet somehow invisible to even the most mature and experienced Christians in this country, that we have tried again and again to address it. Somehow, in spite of the fact that there are literally hundreds of sites on the internet issuing the same warnings as we have, it is still not being recognized by Christians. As I have mentioned before, in conversations and emails we have engaged Christians all over the country and in fact all over the world for the last 3 1/2 to 4 years concerning current affairs. We have discussed America's involvement in the middle east, and the nature of certain activities in the world. Invariably we have encountered a staunchly defended principle that resides in the American citizen and in the American Christian heart today. That principle can be summed up in the following statements, made regularly by those with whom we have spoken...
Fri, 5 Oct 2007 17:13:15 -0400On November 2ND we learned that Ted Haggard, Pastor of the 14,000 member New Life Church in Colorado Springs had been accused of homosexual activity and methamphetamine drug use. Haggard denied these accusations of course. That is, after all, the first reaction we all have when we are confronted with having done something we know is wrong. Over the next couple of days, after stepping down as senior pastor, Haggard gradually admitted to most of what he was accused of until finally on Sunday the 5TH, in a two page letter that was read to the congregation by an assistant pastor, he made it clear he would not be back in a leadership role and admitted that he had been guilty of sexual immorality and of being a deceiver and a liar. I want to be clear; My purpose is not to rip on Haggard or shine any undue spotlight on his sins. He is not alone in the sin category, he has lots of company. As for his accuser Mike Jones, I don’t know anything about him beyond what has been in the news. In the beginning I wondered if we would find out that the whole thing had been political and cooked up in a campaign office some where. Haggard’s gradual confessions made that scenario less and less likely. Jones did admit that he came forward with this information when he did in an attempt to influence the election and Colorado’s upcoming vote on gay marriage. I thought that was worthy of notice. He was being honest about his motivation, but He said something else that just floored me. He claimed he was coming forward because it was the "moral thing to do". I thought, he’s kidding right?? CNN kept playing that all weekend as if to under score it...
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:37:23 -0500INTRODUCTION My plan is that this be the first of a weekly blog. It is possible that I will miss a week here and there, but I will do my best not to. If you, the reader want to respond, please do. Feel free to email me here... Eds#11th-hour.info replace the # with a @. (we have to do that due to so many spam programs scanning websites for email addresses). I would like to first to apologize. I have been lax in my responsibility to this website, to all those who faithfully labor in this work and above all to Jesus Christ. I have not contributed as much as I should. Telling myself that I am too busy, at the same time my work load is half what it used to be. I have let financial and family pressure distract me from what I believe to be a very important task. I have failed to notice that having less work equals more time that should be split between writing and my family. As for the financial problems... the bills are paid and no one is going hungry. God provides, not always in a way that we want or even understand, but he does provide. The question is, am I willing to conform to his will? He has given me the time, the desire and he has promised to provide for my needs. The Holy Spirit certainly has not stopped bugging me with the need to do more...
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:34:22 -0500This article was emailed to me and I found the teaching very edifying. It is a really excellent diagnosis of what "ails" so many Christians today. Please take the time to read this Article completely! It may alter your "strategy for living", it may help us all realize that what we are looking for in "religious" activity can be found already within ourselves! God Bless as you read...
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:24:47 -0500Here is a poignant email exchange I recently had with a new believer that associates with the Websites in the network we are affiliated with. I thought it's contents very relevant to today's situation in America, and felt it would be a good idea to share it with our readers. Here are her comments, and my response to them... Trouble is I wrote this Article back in December, and forgot to post it!! What an idiot. Well I found it today, and here is the "better late than never" Article...
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:36:41 -0400THE POLICE STATE IS EMERGING! UPDATE!
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:35:01 -0400QUESTIONS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS?
Sat, 5 Aug 2006 03:34:22 -0400WOW, WHAT A SCARY TITLE!
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:11:44 -0400THE BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE - LEGISLATION OR ALIENATION?
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:35:58 -0400In the first section of Articles at 11th Hour, we are discussing The 21st Century Christian world view, how it has changed, and what amazing perils lie ahead on the current course. We at 11th Hour do not believe that the Christian Church is called to political activism, nor should we be aligning ourselves with the Kingdoms of this World. In America today, the Christian is forced head long into a treacherous allegiance with the American political realm, by a Church that has come to believe that its call is to take over the political realm, and bring the world into submission to the word of God. This is a lie and a deception from the enemy, designed to pull the Christian down into perdition! Read our Articles in the World View section, for a full discussion on these things!
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:04:44 -0400Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We have a singular honor. One second only to the honor of walking with Christ himself for three years. We are looking the Second Coming in the face, and so many of us do not even see it. We have tried here at 11TH hour to connect the dots and draw the picture as it is revealed by current events. It is a slow process. Frustratingly slow at times, but it is shaping up. Events in the Middle East are pushing us closer and closer to a world that will be clearly divided along ideological lines. Anti-Semitism is again on the rise and the Jews are beginning to feel the pressure. In places like France and Russia there have been limited physical attacks on Jews. There is already talk of them preparing to begin moving back to Israel. Look around you, anti-Semitism is not confined to Europe. You can find it here as well. I am not just talking about the Neo-Nazi or the Nation of Islam brand of foolishness. That type of Anti-Semitism is blatant and repugnant to any thinking person. There is a more subtle form of Anti-Semitism that is equally alarming. There are Christian groups who believe that because the Jews crucified Christ, they have lost their place as Gods people. Its called Replacement Theology. There is of course no truth behind this. Gods promise to Abraham was not conditional, look it up, see Gen 12: 1-3 and Gen 17: 1-8. They are his people, for ever, end of story. Not to mention this idea assumes that the crucifixion was a surprise to God. I guess they think God came back from a three day weekend to find a note on his desk and Jesus in the tomb. The truth, of course is that God not only knew they would do this, it was part of the Plan of Salvation all along. Read Hebrews chapter 8, 9 and 10. Christ was the perfect sacrifice intended to replace the imperfect sacrifice that needed to be performed over and over again. Who else but a Jewish High Priest could have offered up this perfect sacrifice...
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 21:42:59 -0400PUN DEFINITELY INTENDED! (Introduction)
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 21:47:50 -0400A STORM IS ROLLING IN!
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:35:37 -0400We have put together a page displaying comments and responses by our readers. We would like their intelligent and smart comments to be shown to our readers. This will be an ongoing section of our site.
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:32:30 -0400What we will do here is lay out some clear indications of what is happening on the world stage at this time, and why it is important to look at these events. We might also add that some of these events are items that the Church believes are to happen after it has departed, which we think needs some CAREFUL CONSIDERATION by the brethren! Finally, we will again point out what we believe to be the obvious. We will show that America is not a fairy tale land that sits on the sidelines of world events and end times prophecy, and gets conveniently scooped out before all the tough stuff takes place. Yes, another 21st century "Blessed Hope" shunned by the word of God.
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:26:25 -0400This was going to be a "Signs of the Times Chronicle", So I decided to make it both an Article, and a Chronicle. We have all seen the head page at CNN. It is the cornerstone for internet News, and people from countries all over the world head there on a regular basis to see what is going on in the world. What I wish to talk about right now is the upper right hand corner of the front page pictured here, which usually features the top 10 stories of the hour, and CNN's brilliant use of this section today. The contents of the Articles this morning at approximately 6am Eastern Standard time, (which figures to about 2:30pm Tehran time), CNN's top ten Stories included the following...
Mon, 4 Jul 2005 00:34:42 -0400A SHORT INTRODUCTION
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 23:34:39 -0400Comparing America to the 3rd Reich seems to be becoming a pastime in America today. Why is that? What is it about America's New World Order, and its War on Terror, that reminds us of Germany in the 1930s? George W. Bush, with support from the religious right, and the Christian coalition, are waging a war. How did all this begin? What is the fuel for this new surge of military might? Where did this new "Warfare Theology" come from? It seems that in our world, those who steal, presume, extort, intimidate, lie, kill, and ignore the commands of our God, are rewarded with all manner of positive reinforcement for their deeds. This constant borage of inequity eats away at the Christian, who has adopted an attitude of justice, love, truth, obedience to God, and to shun evil practices that we know displease God. In a society that professes a form of Godliness, this constant injustice can brew for decades in the subconscious of the people and brew a strong sense of injustice and anger. A people can become so disillusioned with the world around them, that even without consciously deciding to do so, a spirit of indignation can build toward the world around them. They can begin to adopt an attitude of spiritual, and intellectual superiority towards others who are not "of their camp", or of their society. Although that attitude starts out from a holy standard that exists in the hearts of said people, it can become much more than that... much, much more.
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:07:12 -0400A LONG OVERDUE UPDATE!
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 01:38:46 -0400Over the last couple of months we have been examining a couple of the belief systems that are currently circulating in the 21st Century Christian Church, particularly the ones with the headings of Reconstructionist Theology, and also one that is called Dominionist Theology. Although those who believe these systems of thought do not necessarily call them by these names, this is what the beliefs I will describe here are. I wish to examine what these beliefs entail, and what can happen in a involuntary combination of these beliefs, which we see today on a huge scale in the Christian Church, as signified by the title of this article. The Christian Church believes that at the close of the age, prior to the coming of the Lord, that Satan and his principalities will mount a full frontal assault on the Church of Jesus Christ, and will make his final bid to bring them into perdition. We have always known that these deceptions will be aimed NOT AT THE WORLD, CULTS, OR FALSE RELIGIONS, but at the true Church of Jesus Christ. We also know from the scriptures, in the warnings of the Apostle Paul, that these assaults will be on the doctrines of the Church, and on the beliefs of Christians.
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:35:58 -0400Right From The Horse's Mouth!
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 23:42:16 -0400Why in the world, would a government that does not even take responsibility when its agents accidentally enter the wrong house and kill innocent people, a country in which even local Police can not be held responsible for accidental deaths caused by officers in the line of duty, a government that can not even forgive the $1200.00 tax bill of a person who has suffered a life threatening medical situation, and will collect on that bill from the person after they return to work even as much as 10 years later, or from that person's estate, because they will not be denied a penny, feel compelled to shell out as much as 6 Billion dollars to people it did absolutely nothing to, was not responsible for, and did nothing to incite or bring about their deaths? Why would this government give the families that money and call it "settlements"?
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:36:45 -0400Well, well, well, If it isn't my favorite jar head himself... John Negroponte! Take a good long look at this man brothers and sisters, because this is the man, yes JUST the man to execute the loss of freedoms you hear everyone talking about that loom large ahead in the Patriot Act. Yes indeed. This is a man who can really sink his teeth into something like the Patriot act. Its not even ironic that the picture above is so dark. You are looking at what is probably the darkest man in the American government. The history that this man represents is amazing. It represents some of the greatest atrocities that have ever been committed by this government, yet somehow he remains a ghost when justice and inquiry come knocking. Either he is basking in the most astounding naïveté, is the most blind and blundering fool that has ever run a government operation, or he is the most skillful, seasoned practitioner of deception and the art of plausible deniability that ever lived, not to mention the most effective procurer of psychopathic mad men to carryout his bidding, behind whom he can disappear into the shadows of improvable conjecture and speculation. Leaving behind in the wake of his departure, mass graves, generations of dead dissenters, good will ambassadors, volunteer workers who object to the atrocities, "terrorists"- (some men's "freedom fighters"), and even Christian missionaries. Well, at least he doesn't claim to be a godly man.... does he? Its amazing that HIS name doesn't appear on the Project for a New American Century's page as one of the constructors!
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 23:29:13 -0400In America today, one wears his flag pin on his lapel with great pride. God and country: the flag and the cross almost seem synonymous. In an era where there is international turmoil and the country is under attack, it would seem unpatriotic and even unchristian not to rally behind your country. We are taught to back our leaders and support our troops as if they are one in the same. Anyone even caught questioning the decisions of our current leadership is looked upon with a certain contempt, as if he or she were personally responsible for the events of 9/11/01. But people's opinions really dont matter when it comes to honoring God. The only test is to ask: What does the bible say about patriotism and what role the Christian has in it? Let no one deceive you. The bible is actually quite clear about what a true Christian's relationship to the world should be. I say True Christian because not everyone who professes Christianity is a True Christian.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:04:13 -0400THE BIGGER BARNS OF TODAY'S CHRISTIAN... In today's world of economic uncertainty and employment insecurity, what is a Christian to do in order to ensure he will have what he needs during his "golden years". The first question is, what does one really need and what is excess? The second question is, once we have all we need, what are we to do with the excess? The fact of the matter is that today in America, more so than any other time in history, one can acquire a vast amount more than he needs to survive or get by. This was not the case just a mere 100 years ago. Most people were sustenance farmers, and built and grew all they needed. It was a hard life and one very, very seldom wound up with more than the basic needs to survive every day life: food, clothing and shelter.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:29:41 -0400The 21st Century American Church has gone through a startling metamorphosis over the course of the last three decades. The Second set of Articles discuss these items. The transformation is both surreal and scary, in light of the prophecies of the New Testament of scripture. From the Gospels, to the letters of Paul, through the book of Revelation, the world stage is transforming to the predictions of the Word of God. It is both sad and disheartening to watch this tragedy occur, and it is frustrating to try and discuss the deceptions that are running rampant in the Christian Church today, primarily because the Church simply "doesn't want to hear it". The "In-Vogue" beliefs, and confessions of people in the Church have risen above the scriptures in importance, as the Christian World has put its Bible on the shelf, and accepts the "Party line" as its belief system! We at 11th Hour, will continue to work diligently to sound the alarms about the peril the church is placing itself in, and the forgotten arrival of the savior which the church is placing at the end of the millennium.
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:57:28 -0400One of the things that we have heard a lot of lately is warnings not to judge. This bothers me. It seems like whenever you point out something that does not seem right, no matter if it is with the Church or the Bush Administration, some one throws that out. Its like a trump card.
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:35:58 -0400The true definition of the word apostasy, in the context of discussing the end times Church, is to revolt against the Faith that we were once faithful to, and even to distance ourselves from the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that the modern day definition of this word is really nothing more than "A renunciation of one's faith", and this is to a certain extent true, but lacking in a full understanding of the word the scripture used. For the great apostasy the church is waiting for is far more than a bunch of folks leaving the church and going back to their old lives, forgetting about church attendance and bible study on Wednesday nights. No it means a whole lot more than that. It bespeaks of a time when the church will see an enormous "walking away" from the principles of our faith. People don't have to leave the Church to do that. A time when they will not only walk away from those principles, but will do it en masse. In fact, we will show that most of them will stay in the Church, thinking themselves to be right with God!
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:20:10 -0400Of all the articles I have written lately, this article is the most troublesome and heavy on my heart and spirit, and will undoubtedly bring the most critical responses from Christians. It is in support of the thoughts expressed in The Coming 4th Reich! article here on this site, as the situations in this article define the apostasy that has taken the 21st century Church. The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the 21st century American Christian, I believe that by writing it, I will step across a threshold of "Main stream evangelical Christian", to a "radical", a "dissenter", "out there" and even "lost" in the eyes of some folks who read these words. So be it. (James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.)
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:25:45 -0400Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: This scripture is the only scripture verse in the New Testament of the Bible, where the word "Blessings" is used. However, this word has become a much different thing in the teachings of the Christian church today. As discussed in the "The Gospel of Convenience", and "Investing Christian" articles here on this site, American Christianity teaches that money, possessions, stock market holdings, "toys" and all manner of material possessions are "the blessings of God". We too used to accept this as truth. We have recently been convicted by the Holy Spirit , and instructed by God, to speak out against this principal as a heresy, and a deception of the Devil, that it has taken some 30 - 40 years for our enemy to foster into church doctrine. We have encountered some truly amazing responses in this endeavor, in the form of, in some cases, condemnation from fellow Christians. We have been told we are "lost", "out there", "unthankful to God".
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:35:58 -0400I use to think that there must have been some pretty blind and faithless people back in Jesus time. How could they not see what was going on around them? How could they not see the prophecy unfolding right in front of their eyes? Its almost as if they didnt want to know the truth, even though it was staring them right in the face. How could these people be so ignorant as to miss the fact that the Messiah, the Son of God, was in their midst? How could they miss all the signs, all the hints, all the scripture that verified what was happening right in front of them? I now see that the people of Jesus time were no different than the people of today.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:06:03 -0400The following is an enactment of a conversation between two men in 21st century America. Names have been changed to protect the guilty. THE PLAYERS... Curt is a main stream American evangelical Christian, active in his Church, "on fire" for the Lord, and educated in his faith by the mainstream Church in America today. He goes to Sunday school classes, attends Church every Sunday, and is considered a good Christian man. He has three children, all boys, and a beautiful wife who shares all of his spiritual convictions. He is a very well to do man, who runs his own business, spending approximately 60-70 hours each week at the office, and even spends 10-12 hours at home each week on his Computer and on the phone, working out business details, he is a hard working man. Jacob is a Christian as well, who has experiences with the Lord ranging back as far as three decades. He was once very active in his Church, and had a ministry to the youth, with a strong emphasis on personal evangelism. He has however, within the last two years, returned from a long hiatus from Church attendance, and his fellow Christians look at him with skepticism and concern, assuming that his spiritual life is hanging in the balance of so many years away from the Church. He has a job, and is happily married with one Child, also a Boy. Jacob spends many hours each week reading the word and praying, and has never left his faith behind, in fact does not even really have an explanation as to why he stopped attending Church. Recently, realizing how long he has been out, he returns to the Church to enjoy the fellowship he once enjoyed there.
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:30:32 -0400THE MEETING
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 23:26:44 -0400For the past few months, I have been silently observing, and listening to the voices of the Christian Church. I have listened to the popular radio stations on which programs such as Focus on the Family, In Touch, Insight For Living, etc are hosted. I if even for a moment, just wanted to take a step back and make sure that the things we have been writing on this site are a clear view of what Christianity in America is and has become. I think for a moment in time, I just didn't want to believe that on such a wholesale level the Church has fallen prey to the most loudly proclaimed and foretold deceptions, and the most clearly defined lies that the Devil would perpetrate on it in the last days as foretold by the scriptures. I must confess I am grieved tremendously by the things I have been listening to. The teachings of the Word as pointed out on every page of this web site are being raped and pillaged on such a severe level, that on occasion I had to shut the radio off and just plain weep for the things I have heard. Anyone who knows me would affirm that I wouldn't just say that to make my point seem more heartfelt than it is, I mean I REALLY weep, with real tears welling up in my eyes.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:48:29 -0400In the section on Prophecy, we will look at the Word, and its predictions of the end times, the last days as it were, and examine if any of these events are taking shape in the world today. The World is Coming to a close. People have been saying that since the Lord rose up from the Mount of Olives, to be seated at the right hand of the Father. His promised return is the foundation of the Christian Faith, and has been awaited and anticipated for two millennium. A close look at the events on the world stage at this time bear a remarkable resemblance to the scenario drawn out by the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the Book of Revelation. In this section of Articles, we discuss those events, there origins, the people that have influenced them, and what they mean.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:10:48 -0400When will the Rapture occur? This is a question there is actually quite a bit of disagreement on in the Christian community. We examine the scriptures relative to this event, and attempt to determine what Jesus actually said... Matthew 24:27-31 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even into the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For where ever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. In the last verse of this section, Jesus says.. "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other." (In scripture, the term "four winds" some believe to describe the heavenly, but in the three uses in the New Testament, it is used to describe all over heaven and earth), and "from one end of heaven to the other" seems to depict some people who are no longer in the world. This is supported by the corresponding verses in Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. This is what Paul also describes...
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:02:31 -0400The Mark of The Beast has long been a mystery and a source of concern to Christians. It has been a mystery in that the Bible does not come right out and tell us what form the mark will take. It, like the rest of the prophesies in Revelation have been veiled. As we have pointed out on this website, some of these prophesies have begun to reveal them selves. This can only mean we are approaching the end. What I hope to do here is shed some light on the question I have heard asked, and I have asked, countless times... "How will we know the Mark when it comes?" What are the Signs on the road ahead, and how can we see them?
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:11:43 -0400Lately I have heard a lot of Christians talking about how important it is that we (America) continue to back and support Israel. This last surge of concern seems to have been sparked by President Bush insisting Israel return to the peace process and be willing to trade land for peace. There are of course groups in America and Israel that oppose this. Undoubtedly they were afraid that if Sharon was unwilling to go down that road he would lose our support. They are convinced we would then lose Gods approval. To support this they always point to the same verse in Genesis... It seems that some Christians in this country, actually a lot of them, think that because of our past support of Israel God has blessed this country with wealth and power. They forget that verse 3 refers to the promise of the Messiah. This is the blessing that I believe God was referring to here. In my mind that should be quite enough.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:17:28 -0400I often wondered how Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. could take place, when the Sanhedrin, who manipulated the Romans to kill Jesus Christ, have not been in existence since 70AD. Somewhere in my heart I think I knew this day would come, and I rejoice to see it! Think of it! How much justice and perfection is in the reconvening of the Sanhedrin at this time in history, if the coming of the Lord is truly at hand as we believe it is! Just another in a LONG series of puzzle pieces fitting into place on the World stage, since Israel took its land in 1948, and the city of Jerusalem in 1967. This can not be a coincidence! There can be no doubt that this is a divine manifestation of the final stages of God's redemptive plan forming AT THIS TIME!! It makes perfect sense, given the love of Christ, that the Sanhedrin will probably be among the ones who flee into the wilderness, and will mourn for him at his return, and I wouldn't find it unbelievable, that the master of forgiveness would save them.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:18:14 -0400I have branched this Article out into a few others. The first Article, is an explanation of the concept of the 7 letters to the 7 Churches being a prophetic word about 7 "ages" of church experience, from Jesus' departure through his return. "The 7 Letters To The 7 Churches" explains this in detail. The second Article, is an opinion of how each item in the book of Revelation pertains to each other, how they could display a map of the end, and proposes a possible Chronology that exists in the book of Revelation. I totally admit that these are observations on my part, I don't claim to be a seer, and you will never hear anyone here at 11th-hour claim to be a Prophet, but we do believe that there is a very compelling case for the stage being set for the final hour of man and the ultimate coming of our Lord in current times. See for yourself, and you can decide if you think these observations have merit. "The Church That Cried Wolf - Is It Too Late To Be Heard?" is an argument on why we believe previous generation's claims of the end could not have been accurate, and leads into the Chronological possibilities, which are laid out in a chart on a separate page. (The link to the chart is in the Article) The third Article, is a cross referencing view of prophecies in the Old Testament that mirror or are the same as other predictions, pertaining to the return of Israel to the land given to its Fathers. "The Miracle Of The Word of God - The Return Of Israel!" promises to be a very interesting read! The Links below will take you to those pages... I strongly suggest that you read the Articles in this order. I will place a link to the next article at the bottom of each Article... The Articles are mentioned below...
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:23:58 -0400There are some who believe that the letters to the seven Churches represent seven "ages" of Church life that will exist from the departure of the Lord, through to his second coming. This teaching is fairly widely accepted, and I previously didn't place a whole lot of real spiritual "weight" behind the observations. As has occurred on many occasions in my Life, I have been shown that there is a TREMENDOUS significance to this! Let's take a look at these observations...
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:27:00 -0400There has been no shortage of debate about whether or not the reformation of the state of Israel in 1948, completed in 1967 when Israel gained possession of Jerusalem, is a fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy. There appear to be a number of Old Testament Prophecies that do indicate a time when Israel will be brought back to the land that was promised to their Fathers, the difficulty seems to be in determining if any of those had already been fulfilled, specifically in the time that Jesus walked the Earth, since the Jews were in fact there at that time, even though they were occupied by the Romans. If I am not mistaken, in 70 A.D. Israel was scattered when it was overrun by Rome, and that those people did not again have possession of that land until 1948, completed in the 6 day war of 1967, when they possessed the City of Jerusalem.
Sat, 28 May 2005 12:36:20 -0400What is the Tree Of Life? It is the Cross of Jesus Christ! The Tree Of Life is a section of 11th Hour that will be dedicated to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Where the 11th Hour addresses the Christian World View, Prophetic Scriptures, and World events in light of the scriptures, we see a need for a section like this, dedicated to the Good News of Jesus Christ. If you are a newer Christian wishing to learn the truth of the Gospel, and know that there are many things that are going wrong in the Churches of America, and are not sure if you are receiving the truth according to Jesus and his Disciples, The Tree Of Life is the place for you! Here will be Bible study guides, Personal Testimonials, and various Writers' expressions of the Gospel. We will work to keep this section strictly addressing the needs of newer Christians, and the servants of Jesus Christ who will not bow to the Gospels of Prosperity, Warfare, luxury and Convenience. Follow the links below to your section of interest...
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:28:13 -0400Cameron Bauer has written a nice Testimony about the circumstances of his recent vacation with his Kids. This is part one of a multi part Article.
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:32:58 -0400My Kids have always told me that they love to sit and listen to my stories. The stories they seem to love the most, are the ones pertaining to the times in my life where God has intervened, or spoken to me in a powerful, and extraordinary way.
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:35:17 -0400When we set up this web site, we were well aware of the fact that we were beginning a journey that would accomplish a vast array of tasks, and from which I am pleased to say we have each been blessed enormously, as we endeavor to share the truth of God's word. We were fired up about some world events and about some prophetic fulfillments we were seeing, and were eager to "jump into the fray" if you will, along side the literally hundreds of web sites that discuss these matters. We trust God will bring those he wishes to bring to our site, and that the work will be done. I know most people who come to this site will most likely already be Christians, but we know that some will not. In this Article we will portray the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Approximately 2004 years ago, a man lived in the region of the middle east, and his name was Jesus. He lived a simple life, filled with the standard daily activities of the Jewish tradition, where he spent his young life studying the scriptures, being in the temple, learning and teaching the word of God. Having grown up in a Christian home and understanding the way a religious community becomes well known to each other, and some what of a family, I imagine that throughout Jesus' young life, as he walked around in the temple, the Scribes and Pharisees of the day most likely enjoyed watching him grow up, marveled at his understanding of the scriptures, and I am sure many times the Elders of the Temple blessed him and spoke of how God would bless him. He was most likely viewed as a real pleasure to watch grow up and become a young man. He did the daily readings of the scriptures in the temple and spent a great deal of his time there, when in the city. That all changed one day, when Jesus stood up to do the daily reading that he had done so many times before, and he read: Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD: This was part of a scripture from Isaiah, which was a prophecy concerning the Messiah, and the Jews knew that. After reading this verse, Jesus closed the book, and said to those who were present: Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. The world as we know it changed that day, and has not been the same since. Even the very calendar, by which most of the world judges time itself, has been split in half by this man. I believe that like it or not, the world is forced by this measure of time, into a literal countdown until his promised return. Millions upon millions of people have both lived their lives, and have had their lives ended ov[...]
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:00:34 -0400The Signs Of The Times Chronicles will be a series of shorts on current events. It provides a chance to comment at some length about items occurring on the world stage. Too long to be Blogs, and too short to be Articles, this will be an ongoing series.
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:03:46 -0400Is The Moon Turning Red Here, Or Is It Just Me?
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:08:05 -0400The Raiders Of The Lost Ark? Imagine The Possibilities!
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:19:31 -0400AMERICAN CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE SCARING ME!
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:25:34 -0400THE TICKING JUST GOT LOUDER!!! We have posted a new link on the "Breaking News" page, to an Article by a man in Israel named Jerry Golden, who runs a site called "The Golden Report". Jerry and his friends recently went snooping around an enormous excavation and construction project going on in Israel as we speak. A construction and excavation project that has obviously been going on for a number of weeks now. As Jerry and his friends snapped the pictures of this puzzling location, a frightful realization, (one that they were expecting), began to materialize before their eyes! Hundreds of small, compact buildings neatly placed in rows? A large round Helipad with room for multiple choppers to land at once? Underground bunker and tunnel entry ways? A Radar Tower? Jerry and his friends quickly realized they were snapping pictures of a minimum 25 square mile military base being constructed on the shores of the Med in Israel quickly, quietly, and unbeknownst to the population of Israel! I will show you some of Jerry's pictures, and share some of our thoughts on this amazing development! Ok, so what's the big deal? Israel is in the hottest region in the world right now. What would be so surprising and unbelievable about another base being constructed in such a threatened country? With American military activity increasing all over the middle east, and with the threats emerging from Iran, it would seem logical if not prudent to expand military capability in Israel in times such as these... right? What if we told you that this shiny, new, highly advanced, enormous new Military establishment in Israel is being built by and for THE AMERICAN MILITARY... Do we have your attention? In our Blog today, I promised Jerry's proof of American involvement in this activity, (which in and of itself constitutes that it is military in nature), and that comes from a picture of the front gate of this no admittance "Storage facility". There is no question that the existence of this base is again, an amazing and telling event in the happenings in the world. In particular, the ones we have been sounding the trumpets about here at 11th Hour for the last two years....
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:27:40 -0400CHRISTIAN TERRORISM - THE AMERICAN "BEAM"
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:26:25 -0400CNN - The American Propaganda Machine! This was going to be a "Signs of the Times Chronicle", So I decided to make it both an Article, and a Chronicle.
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:30:04 -0400Peace Mission 2005 - "The Drums Of War!"
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:16:51 -0400IT DIDN'T WORK?? The Hamas Victory Posters!
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:24:24 -0400THE POLICE STATE IS EMERGING! I recently received an email that sounded a pile of alarms in my heart, and reminded me that here is a program being carried out in the world that even though I have known for quite some time, still astounds me every time the signs manifest themselves! It is information that only the aware and informed will gather, and only those who are willing to believe the truth will admit to. This email came from a network friend named Brian from the Washington state area, regarding the "State of Emergency" that 15 states he knew of were currently under. Here is a list of those states, and the reasons that those states Brian listed are under a state of emergency... New Mexico - Border violence, the presence of militaristic gangs, Human trafficking, and Drug trafficking. (August 12th) Arizona - Border violence, the presence of militaristic gangs, Human trafficking, and Drug trafficking. (August 14th). Louisiana - The result of Hurricane Katrina, Looting, violence, and safety concerns (August 28th) Mississippi - Katrina, along with Louisiana (August 28th) Alabama - Katrina, along with Louisiana and Mississippi. (August 28th) Arkansas - A combination of the fallout of Katrina, and the same violence and issues that put New Mexico and Arizona on. (Sept. 2nd) Texas - Same day as Arkansas, for the same reasons. (Sept. 2nd) 8 States were added to the list on (Sept 5th) by George Bush, who said that placing them under a State of Emergency allows them to receive Federal funds. The following are those states... Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, North Carolina, Utah, and Colorado. Finally, the State of California is also considering the move to a state of emergency, for the same reasons as Arizona, and New Mexico, (border and violence concerns), and Virginia is also arguing this out as we speak. I have done some research this morning, and In addition to the States that Brian mentioned in his email, the following states were also placed on State of Emergency status by the President yesterday, (Sept 10th) Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Indiana, South Carolina, Kansas (and Alabama already mentioned). I am currently working to verify, but I am pretty sure that the states that suffered the blackout that hit the Northeast in August of 2003 are also still under a State of Emergency, which include New York, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont (and Iowa already mentioned). North Carolina declared a state of emer[...]
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 09:24:20 -0400Will March's Heroes Be... APRIL FOOLS?