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I’ve heard said or implied that our lives are not our own because God knows our every moment in this life (Romans 8:29).

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And for this reason, our lives are like videos being played out. We are just automatons taking preplanned steps and not making our own futures or choices.

Not so! No way and no way how! (Hey, is that proper American-English?)

First of all, I’m not implying that human perception or foresight is the same as our Creator’s prescience (all knowing capacity); rather, I am about to use a familiar element in our lives as an example; a way to see this element of God from our perspectives.

When I send my 8 year old little boy out to work on the lawn or fix a fence (in Tucson Arizona) when it’s 106 degrees outside… I know he is going to get overly warm, grouchy and complain… a – lot!

But that does not mean I established his every step or made him become grouchy or sunburned, NOPE! AND, he still needed to learn how to work in difficult and uncomfortable circumstances; without griping, hopefully.

Neither does the locked pattern or version of a person in a movie mean they are or were forced to take certain actions because we can replay that movie. Movies are fixed aspects of the physical world fixed in linear time.

Each of these scenarios are physically world-bound (physical-world) truths and elements.

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MV 4 Are You Deceived – Already?

Here is a Memory Verse level 4: 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12.

The entire chapter is worth learning word for word.

In this chapter Paul writes, or is inspired to write. What is the monumental question then? Is it: Who is Listening!?

6 And now you know what is restraining or withholding (keeping the full measure of the End-Times at bay) , it is HE, the Messiah that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work (We all know the End-Times are nearly upon us); only He (Jesus) who now restrains (Keeps wickedness at bay) will do so until He (Jesus, the Savior) is taken out of the way. (No longer keeping sin at bay and NOW allowing Satan to do his nasty job) 8 And then shall that wicked one be revealed, Even him whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 Even Him whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with every deception in unrighteous among those who perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all might be DAMNED who did not believe God’s truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

(2 Thessalonians 9-12)

The Mask did not protect humans from the Coronavirus.

  • and yet everyone,, everywhere were/are still required to ware the useless masks.

Each of the current vaccines tout their own issues and are minimally effective.

  • In fact, many people are suffering lift threatening consequences from receiving the second booster.

Soon and all too soon every company, office, school and government office or organization will be requiring everyone to either provide proof of vaccination or be forced to ware an ineffective face covering.

  • And all this for a disease which impacts less than 2% of the entire nation.
  • 33,093,238 Americans have contracted Covid-19 or other strains.
  • Out of those 33 million infected with under 600,000 deaths.
  • THAT MEANS: 32,493,238 people survived!
  • And we also know for a fact – yes a fact – that the number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 is highly inflated.
  • This is not a conspiracy theory – Rather, we know from medical professionals all of the United States that they were being force to claim every death, even those remotely related to Covid-19 as a Covid-Death.
  • Now there’s a golden conspiracy theory generated by the US-Government.

Just know was, the saints of God are being programmed to obey a process to conform to government mandates.

FOR THE DAY the Mark of the Beast does come out and become mandatory.

By that time, who will be able to resist the government mandate?

Good question, isn’t it?
Until next time Whirlwind Fans!

Once I had a Love: Poem

I once knew a love – as fresh as a morning’s breeze

Such love – seemed not to wither – but float on billowing clouds of Spring

Sweet waves and passions – deep Summer – where cheeses and wines deceive

Alas – along comes winter – so profoundly – Love freezes most deep

Brave days, yes days most frigid – bereft of Summer’s – enthralling – sweet glee

Where once – to know Love’s sweet passions – most fresh – ever brisk – doth flee

Then along comes winds post-winter – Love freshens – frost recedes – ne’er to be

Spring advances again unbidden – to stir – hoe depths – bend knee

Oh eyes, sweet eyes of Summer – yearning – uninvited –  doth bleat

As sure as the snows of winter – returns to yonder great seas

So again I knew love and passion – as fresh as a morning’s sweet breeze

Such love – seemed not to wither – but float on billowing clouds of Spring

Sweet waves and passions – deep Summer – where cheeses and wines deceive

Alas – along comes winter… Will love e’er return for me?

                                                            By Steven R. Harrel

                                                            May 24th 2021

MV No Condemnation




The idea is for you to memorize the following memory verse and then (If you like) to learn a little more about the section as you see fit. I actually love this section of scripture for it brings me much strength. Enjoy!

Level 3 Memory Verse

  1. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
  2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
  3. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God accomplished by sending His own Son in the form of sinful flesh, reconciling sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 
  4. That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the (Holy) Spirit. (Romans 8:1-4 NKJV)

Here is a invaluable section of Bible verses to memorize.

Todays Devotional will be (MY) breaking down ‘verse 1’ of this most crucial section of text.  Simply put: it is how the following verses impacted and continues to impact my life.

In the previous chapter, Romans 7:14-25, the text teaches us that everyone (including the great Saul who became Paul) is subject to sin and its nature within the human and the human-condition.  We further recognize that evil is present in us even when we desire to do good.  Of course, we know this was by design.

IN chapter 7 Paul conveys how glad he is to have Jesus, the Son of God, pay his our sin debt; of this I am agreed.

Paul notes, that with our minds and souls we serve God by desire and will and intent…

However, with our flesh we often continue to mess-up and serve the law of sin, because of our flesh.

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MV If We Confess

Memory Verse levels 1-2

Here’s an oldie but a goodie.  Of course, you can say that about every Bible verse.

So here are three memory verses for your consumption. We went with the NKJV because it is more readily understandable for the average English speaking/reading Believer.

1st John 1:8-10 (NKJV)

Level -1 = just one or two verses below.

Level -2 = all three verses.

· 8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

· 9) If we confess our sins, He (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

· 10) If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

1st John 1:8-10 presents three short verses which are so critical to our relationships in Christ (Jesus).

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MV – Beginning of Sorrows


Level 1 Memory Verse:

All these are the beginning of sorrows.  (Matthew 24: 8 KJV) —

That’s it, short and not quite so sweet.

I guess the real question is… do you know what verse-eight means by, “ALL THESE” ?Considering how the World is NOW in the midst of the Beginning of Sorrows don’t you think it might be prudent to know what “All THESE” elements might be.

Here’s Matthew 24:3-8 for your reading convenience:

  • 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age (world as we know it)?”4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:3-8 KJV) 

You should also know that there are many more prophecies which have come to pass in the past 73 years.

And yes, there are quite a few more that are due to take place over the next 7-8 years.  We can already see them marching forward.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive look at “This Age of the Lord” then get a copy of our book, “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse” (TSWW) and learn about those thing the Prophet Daniel was told to conceal (Daniel 12:4-9).

As far as I know, TSWW is the only End-Times teaching/book (other than the Bible of course) which has not been proven wrong in even one tenet, and this over more than 5 years of challenges presented to this author.  Not one concept has been found in error and more importantly, numerous prophecies within TSWW have already begun to come to pass.

So!  Want to know what’s coming? Then read our book along with your Bible.

We can chat about it and we are always happy to entertain challenges.

Know what’s coming!

J. Douglas Barker Radio Interviews TSWW

It’s been a while and I thought some of you might enjoy a radio interview

regarding our book, This Side of the Whirlwind.

I’ve only done a couple and one television broadcast thus far. Hope you enjoy listening to our discussion on these End of Days and how God imparted our book.


J. Douglas Barker Interview.