We are homeschoolers and writers. We have been supporting and advocating for the homeschool community in Massachusetts since 1992. Paul writes poetry in the Hebraic style and I write novels and other snippets of life. I am also an author and editor for MuseItUp Publishing. You might find anything here so drop in often!
Hey, everyone, Kylie's visiting MuseItUp Publishing's blog today. She's planning her trip to Brazil for the memorial service for her celeb missionary parents and she's chatting it up in her haste. She's promised to answer questions... please leave a comment!
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Primordial Sun, the Heart of the Amazon is a paranormal romantic mystery. Kylie Watson is a twenty-something lawyer living in Boston when her missionary parents are killed in an unexpected plane crash. Realizing she's altogether too emotionally dependent on her childhood pals, she returns by herself to the land she rejected as a teen in order to mourn. In Brazil she's caught up in a whirlwind of family secrets, church corruption and international espionage. Will she break through her self-delusion in time to prevent disaster and save lives? Does she want the truth, or something she can live with?
I'm taking votes on which character will visit the blog on June 29th. Here are your choices:
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Please post a comment, send me an email or leave a note on Facebook for your choice by the end of the week. I'll announce who our blog visitor will be on Friday.
Hi everyone, this is Part Two of the interview with Dr. Patrick Heron. Links for Patrick are below with his email. Please feel free to post questions here for everyone else to read as well. Patrick will stop in and answer them this weekend. Thanks for joining us! Enjoy!
ksm: It’s interesting that you mentioned in the last answer that we are being desensitized to abnormal beings by different media in preparation for the End Times. There are many books like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and the Harry Potter series that have made sizeable impact in bookstores and movie theaters specifically targeted to youth. Did you anticipate this and do you think they are written from fact or purely coincidental?
Patrick: It is not surprising that there are books becoming popular which provide half-truths and are designed to muddy the water and confuse people so that they cannot separate truth from error. Look at the Twilight books and movies and how successful they are with young readers. Vampire movies and TV programs portray evil as being good and good as evil and seem to be making vampirism mainstream. In the days of Noah, we are told by Enoch that they drank human blood. So it is again coming full-circle.
This is another prophecy coming to pass as we are expressly told that in the Last Days, evil will be viewed as good and good will be seen as evil. Further proof, as if we needed it, that we are indeed in the end game of this particular age.
ksm: One of our reader questions is “How should we as Christians prepare for the coming events in your research?”
Patrick: I don’t know if there is anything to prepare for. No point in packing bags. We won’t be taking our belongings and possessions with us. I guess we just wait patiently for the Lord from heaven and do our bit to fulfill our potential in the meantime. We all have our part to play so just get busy doing it. I can’t do your job and you can’t do mine. So use the talent God gave you as you will have to account for it very soon. All one needs to do is ask for a ‘door of utterance’ to speak the word to someone. Then you will find yourself chatting before you know it. It works for me all the time. And it is great to have a book you can give to someone knowing that the Word therein might cause them to become a believer. So you cast your bread upon the waters, and the Word never comes back void. Anyone can do this. Try it.
ksm: What do you want readers to take from your writing? What do you want us to understand and why?
Patrick: Long story short, you cannot give the flu to someone else unless you have it. I want folks to read this material first. Then when you see what’s about to unfold, you will share it with others because you will want to save them from the horrendous events that will pertain in the near coming Apocalypse. I believe my books make this stuff real and as a result you cannot but want to warn others about it. We can save as many as possible before the gathering together of the Church, but then there are those believers who will come to Christ during the Tribulation. I want my writings to be a legacy for those who are left behind. In my recent eBook, I point out the terrible torture and harm and death and bloodshed that will be visited on those Christians because of their faith and refusal to bow the knee to the governments in those days. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I want to save people now while there is still time and I want to leave some hope for those who are to come after. This is the parable of the Ten Virgins. Five wise and five foolish. The Church of the Body represents the wise virgins. Those who come to God and Christ during the Tribulation are the unwise. It’s in the book.
ksm: Two questions that came in from our readers are, “What’s your take on the apostasy of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and the translation of the word ‘apostasy’”.
Patrick: Glad you asked me that. I have quite an in depth chapter on precisely this in The Return of the Antichrist. This word, apostasia, is translated “depart” in the first two Bibles translated into English. This is absolutely correct. The man of sin cannot be revealed until there is first a “departure”. This is speaking of the gathering together of the saints or what you Americans call, the Rapture. We must go before the Tribulation begins. This is why Paul told us three different times that we are ‘saved from the coming wrath.’ Jesus said the same in John 14:1-4. We are the light of the world. When the light is departed, then the darkness will emerge. We are the five wise virgins. When we enter into the marriage feast with the bridegroom, then the door is shut. But the chapter I have on this nails it big-time.
ksm: We had an email conversation a few years ago when you told me you were preparing to release an eBook, The Return of the Antichrist. At the time eBooks were considered experimental. Now, of course, there are whole companies designed around them. You are used to being a pioneer. Are you considering putting all of your books into eBook format? And if so, when will they be available?
Patrick: Well the eBook has sold quite well over the past year. About 3,000 folks downloaded it and I presume they would email it to others as well. I have no plans to put my other books out as eBooks but maybe that is something I should consider. I have had the book downloaded in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kirgizstan, Singapore, Bangkok, Jamaica, Norway, Sweden, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, several countries in Africa, Guam etc. It is amazing how the internet has helped get the Word out. But now I think I would like to publish the eBook properly as many folks have requested it. A few people, three I believe, wrote me and said they cried while reading the eBook. Some for joy and some for gladness that we will not suffer the wrath.
ksm: Do you consider yourself a full-time writer?
You: No. I run a business, too, to pay the bills although it is shrinking by the week. I am an optical cleansing technician by trade. In layman’s terms that is a window-washer! Well, I own a small window cleaning company. I have a couple of lads doing the work. But it has been a great business for me and my family and we own our house, which is a nice big one on its own land, and we have a cottage up a hill overlooking the Atlantic, on the west coast of Ireland. So God has provided for us amazingly as we returned to Dublin 25 years ago with no job, no money, no arse in my pants, a new baby and an old car that was being paid for on the ‘never, never.’ It is by the grace and mercy of God that we have prospered. For we have fallen by the way-side many times and led lives that were unworthy of being called Christian. But we have a forgiving Father and a big brother who paid for our sins. This is why I am so thankful.
ksm: Are you working on any new projects? Can you give us a short preview?
Patrick: I have recently read through the Gospels and I am extracting various verses and sections to sort of summarize them for a few folks I know who are seriously ill. I want to give them the Word to read in a shortened version that will help build their faith and perhaps help them get healed. It may also bring them to salvation as they are not yet Christians. I also need to go over my eBook and add some more material and prepare it for publishing. That’s what I am working at presently. I also did a 29 minute teaching to camera on the Return of the Antichrist which should be uploaded to YouTube by the time you receive this. So check it out and let me know what you think and forward it on to others if you feel so inclined.
ksm: Thank you, Patrick, that’s awesome. Are there related subjects you can suggest for individual study?
Patrick: There are a number of authors who write about the Nephilim. But most of them get into speculation regarding aliens in Roswell and tunnels under Colorado where the aliens are kept, or conspiracy theories regarding the government and their covert cooperation with satanic influences etc. But I am a meat and potatoes kind of person. Unless I can read something line by line in the Bible that makes perfect sense, then I am not that interested. I feel the most exciting truths are all in Scripture. And I try to keep my nose in there to see what secrets we might winkle out with the help of God. Chuck Missler is a great scholar who seems to stick to Scripture and he comes up with great studies and insights. Other than that I don’t know. There is a YouTube of me doing a talk in Nevada a couple of years back called The Return of the Nephilim. It has about 50 or so color power-point pictures and some video clips. It is pretty good and quite funny although some folks might think my jokes are a bit rude. But I’m Irish so you have to expect that. At least that’s my excuse.
ksm: LOL! How can fans find, follow and friend you?
Patrick: I spend too much time on the computer. So if I get into Facebook and Twitter, I will never see my family again. My website is quite basic and another man has kindly put up a page which is very good and has various interviews I did including the Nevada talk. Perhaps I should have a Facebook page, but I am a dinosaur on the pc and wrote my first three books longhand with pen and paper, even though we had two computers in the house. My girls still slag me about this as they were always trying to get me to use the technology. But it’s hard to put new wine into old bottles I guess!
ksm: Thanks, so much for visiting us and giving us such an in-depth look at your work. This has been an eye-opener. We appreciate your time and your research.
Patrick: Thanks a million Karen. I hope this blesses anyone who reads it.
Dr. Patrick Heron was born in Dublin in 1952. When he was 24 years old, he had a "Saul on the road to Damascus" type of epiphany while reading the Bible. Thus began his Christian walk. He became interested in Bible prophecy concerning the end times around 1996.
In 1997 his first book, Apocalypse Soon, was published and became a bestseller in Ireland. It entered the Irish bestsellers list after an interview with Gareth O'Callaghan, on RTE radio, who said he "read it in one sitting and was gripped." Another book, The Apocalypse Generation, was also a success.
There has recently been amazing interest in The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse, which Patrick believes is the first book ever proving who built the pyramids and why.
Patrick has a B.Sc. and M.A. in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. He also holds a degree in Theology and recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Christian Literature from the California Pacific School of Theology, Glendale, California, as a result of the research done in his book, The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse (Kensington Publishing).
Dr. Heron is the Executive Producer of a TV special entitled Apocalypse and the End Times which is a Grizzly Adams production. This has been shown all over the United States and is currently available on DVD in stores nationwide.
Patrick owns and runs his own company in Dublin, Ireland, where he lives with his family. He is not associated with any particular church or denomination.
ksm: I have the great pleasure to welcome Dr. Patrick Heron here on Boston dreaming. Patrick is making waves across the US and Europe with his work on the Nephilim and what role they will play in the near future. Patrick, thank you for visiting us today, we are delighted to have the opportunity to chat with you for a bit. It’s a blessing to have you here. Our readers are excited to learn more about you and your work.
Patrick: Thank you for inviting me, Karen. The pleasure is all mine.
ksm: Please tell me a little about your first book and subsequent works.
Patrick: For the first 20 years of being a Christian, I knew little of End Times prophecy. I was told that it was not addressed to me. Of course, this is rubbish. Read the first verse in Revelation to see who it is intended for.
“The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave unto him to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass and he sent and signified it by an angel unto his servant, John.” There are five different personages here; Jesus, God, servants, an angel and John. So Revelation is for his servants. If you are not one of them, then I guess it is not addressed to you. Revelation is the only book in the Bible where we are told that we are blessed if we read it and blessed if we hear it. So if you want to receive blessings from your Father, get reading and get hearing!
I got very excited when I read some books on prophecy. I wanted to make the information available to the ‘man-in-the-street’ as it were, so I wrote a short, snappy account of the prophecies and the signs that would precede them.
I managed to get on national radio in Ireland and the host said he “read the book in one sitting and was gripped”. The book went into the bestsellers after this. It was called Apocalypse Soon. A year later I wrote a longer version called The Apocalypse Generation. It did not do as well as they would not let me back on the radio. A couple of years later I started to research and write my third book entitled, The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse. Again I was not allowed on national radio here. After trying every trick in the book and knocking on many doors to try to get back on, I said to my wife; “If I was a one-legged, humped-backed transsexual drug-pushing pedophile murderer, I would have no problem getting on radio. But a Christian? No way. Too controversial.”
In 2005 I self-published this book in the States and then got invited on to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell for a three hour interview. This is the biggest late night show in the world with about 7 million listeners and goes out from LA. The book shot to number one best-seller in the prophecy section of Amazon Books the next day and stayed there for almost two years. It sold over four thousand books in the week after that interview. It has continued to sell well and is a seminal work on the Nephilim or fallen angels, and on the mysteries of who built the Giza Pyramids and other ancient monuments around the world. A few folks have written and told me it is the best book they ever read and many non believers have come to salvation through the Word in this book. I am very proud of it and blessed that the Lord would allow me, a sinner, to write such a book.
ksm: That is quite a testimony. I have never read a book that has made such a profound change on my point of view. How did the concept for your writing come about?
Patrick: I visited many ancient sites and temples in Turkey and Greece while on holidays with my wife and three girls. I was interested in ancient buildings such as the pyramids of Giza and Mexico, the giant heads in Easter Island and the amazing temple of Ankhor Wat in Cambodia etc. I knew that these were not built by primitive humans using primitive tools. Indeed, architects and engineers today admit that, even with all the machines and technology we possess, we could not replicate the Great Pyramid. So I knew there was something else going on.
I also knew a little about the Nephilim of Genesis 6 from E.W. Bullinger’s Companion Bible. Also, I knew there was a huge appetite for information on these mysteries in the secular market (Fingerprints of the Gods sold 5.5 million copies and the author had no idea who built the pyramids). So I wanted to use the first half of The Nephilim to draw readers in talking about these ancient mysteries and who may have been behind them. Then in the second half I go into the Apocalypse and the End Times signs. Having frightened the life out of the reader with the horrific events that are to unfold, I then present the reader with the opportunity to avoid the coming wrath by gaining salvation through Jesus Christ. So many, I believe, have come to the Lord through this book. In fact, all my books are designed to lead folks to salvation. That is the whole motivation for my work. If we are not bringing people to the Lord, then what are we here for?
ksm: I want to mention that the Millenium Board is a specific forum that watches for End Times prophecies manifesting in the world. Some of these questions come from the good folks there. One of our readers wants to know how you see End Times topics affecting a Christian in his day to day walk with the Lord?
Patrick: It gets you to realize that the time is short and that very soon you will be looking Jesus in the eye and have to give an account of yourself. If you knew Jesus was coming to your house tomorrow at three for a visit, I reckon you would clean up your house, cut the grass and make the place ship-shape. The same applies to End Times studies. It gets you on-the-ball and hot for God. Besides that, it is really exciting material. The Book of Revelation still has many mysteries waiting to be unveiled. The information is chilling. It is our joy to be able to present this to folks who have ears to hear, and help save them from the wrath to come.
Also, it is pushing an open door to speak to secular people on this topic as many realize that the world is on a slippery slope. They can sense the straws in the wind from observing the news on TV and what is developing around the world. So having a knowledge of prophecy provides the answers to be able to share with those who are looking for hope. You will never be stuck for something to talk about with strangers as events in the world provide us with lots to discuss in terms of what’s coming down the tracks. Ordinary people are very scared and fearful of the future. There are no more absolutes any more. They fear for their children and how they might provide for them and if there will be any jobs and money going forward. So people are ready to listen and when you can show that all these things are written in the Word as signs of the coming Apocalypse, you have a captive audience. The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.
ksm: Most people think that research is dry and dull. Did you feel this way in your initial research for this subject?
Patrick: Quite the opposite. It is rich and full and exhilarating and very few Christians are taught much about it. I think Revelation is the most exciting book in the Bible. And trying to unmask the secrets of Daniel and match these with those of the Apocalypse is a challenge which is very rewarding. We still don’t know what the mark of the beast is. And the only way we will get to understand these mysteries is if the Lord unveils them and reveals them to us. You cannot find them out by your intelligence. One must remain humble and ask and seek and knock. Then it is up to the Lord to open our eyes in His own time. It is because we are now in the Last Days that these secrets are being revealed as was prophesied in Daniel 12:8,9. Many of the topics in my books are quite novel. At least I never read them in any other book. So I am amazed that Jesus would grant me the honor to pass on this information as I am a wretch who is perhaps too fond of his Guinness! For instance, no one has ever before made the connection between the Great Pyramid of Giza and the coming city of God, the New Jerusalem. This is also prophesied in Isaiah 19:19, 20. But my book is the first ever to connect these dots and to show who built the pyramids and why.
ksm: That is extremely interesting! How has writing about the Nephilim affected you?
Patrick: Well all of the above I suppose. But something I have seen recently, and which motivated me to write my fourth book, The Return of the Antichrist, is that these guys are coming back to earth in great numbers. This has become very clear to me. One of the truths Jesus told us regarding the End Times was, ‘As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be’. Well the main thing that occurred in the days of Noah was the manifestation of the fallen angels on the earth, in the sight of man, in those bygone days. ‘As it was, so shall it be.’
The fallen angels from the time of the Flood are to be released into the earth again according to Revelation. 9. About the same time the rest of the rebel evil angels, along with Satan, will get the boot out of heaven where they still reside. You can read this in chapter 12 of Revelation. I am of the firm belief that these myriads of fallen angels will manifest on earth in the near future in full view of mankind. I even state in my eBook what two cities they will mostly infest. This information is provided in Revelation. This is why there is such proliferation of supernatural/spiritual/mystical/magical etc., movies and TV programs and books in our faces on a daily basis. The world is being conditioned and brain-washed in preparation for the manifestation of the fallen sons of God on this earth again. Look at the movies running at present in the theatres. They are mostly mystical and spiritual involving aliens, angels, extraterrestrials etc., etc. The Devil is preparing the masses for the coming invasion of these evil beings who will be led by the man John the Revelator calls, the beast who ascends out of the Abyss having seven heads and ten horns. I lay all this out in my eBook line by line. You will be amazed by the references to the USA in Revelation 17 and 18 also. It’s pretty radical material. Bottom line is; these guys are going to appear on earth in full view of the human race. The time is at hand.
This is the end of Part One. Part Two will post tomorrow morning. Please post any questions in the comment section here. Keep in mind that Patrick is on Dublin time which is five hours ahead of us on the east coast in the US. He may not get to them right away but he will check sometime this weekend. Here are some additional links: Patrick Heron's Website
Hi everyone, Before I get to the post today, I want to let you know that this Friday Dr. Patrick Heron will visit this blog all the way from Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Heron is a friend of ours who has written several best-sellers which are the talk of the town throughout Europe and quickly spreading here in the US. His topic is end times, eschatology. Please stop in on Friday. Patrick will check the comments for questions so if you have anything you want to ask him, hop on board.
I know this topic can be quite daunting. The lines will be drawn sometime in the future and we will each be on one side or the other. Even people who don’t believe the scriptures feel the pressure building. In thinking about all of this, God reminded me of my Dad. As a small child I grabbed for my Dad’s hand whenever I walked with him. My hand was so small and his so large I could only grasp his little finger. Whenever we were in a crowd of people while camping or out and about at a carnival or in the grocery store, he held out his pinky for me and I’d hold on for dear life as the mobs whizzed by. That’s the way God is. As the future unfolds, we can grab onto God’s little finger and walk safely through with him.
This morning as I drove through Blue Hills, I feasted on the beautiful colors of the forest and enjoyed the quietness. I love to pray on that stretch of road. Sometimes it’s busy but not today. The fog wisped through the trees and birds chirped loudly, one flew right in front of me. This is not Eden, folks, yet God in his infinite wisdom and foresight has given us much on this great earth to supply our needs, oxygen, food, and water.
As I thanked him for these things I realized I’m so clingy.
I’m grateful for all He’s provided here but I want more. I’m needy. I have to talk to him and I want him to talk back. Isn’t communication systemic to relationship? It doesn’t have to be verbal, although that seems primary to us as humans at times. So I asked God to forgive me. While others are content with his provision, I’d rather have him. I reminded him I’ve always been intense and rather high maintenance. I want to know him, I don’t care what people say about him good or bad, He’s the one for me.
So I laid out the week ahead, giving it all to him. I included some repentance, which is not the same as asking forgiveness. Repentance is another post altogether. I lived without it for so long that when I finally got it I was shocked it’s not being taught on every street corner. And it’s been given a black eye by just about every church I’ve been in, no wonder people don’t talk about it much. Perhaps I’ll post on that next week. But for today I’m clingy. So I told God, yes, here I am walking on this crowded earth and I need my Daddy’s little finger to get through. The provision is nice but without him it’s meaningless to me.
I drove down the last quiet stretch where it’s still forest and some houses thinking I had to pay attention since I’d soon be surrounded by more cars, radios blaring, people jumping red lights, you know the drill. I had to change lanes ahead coming up on the intersection where city life begins to blast. My window was open just a tad so the noise wouldn’t be too annoying so early in the morning and it was a little cool out. I will admit I had the heat on, I wimp out at 63 degrees or so; pitiful, I know. I looked in the rear view noticing a few cars behind me. I checked my left side mirror, all clear. I put on my left blinker and began to ease on over.
The loud roar was more in my ear than out of it, almost like a bee had gotten in there but not a buzzing sound, just a loud roar and my ear vibrated.
Without looking, I moved back into my lane. I checked the side mirror and there was nothing. Seconds later along came a small car up on my left side. He was in my blind spot, I never saw him till he was close to my elbow. I slowed to let him pass and pulled into the left lane behind him. Then it dawned on me. It’s hard to hear a little car that doesn’t have muffler problems. It’s hard to hear through glass.
I smiled to heaven thanking God for rescuing me yet again.
I don’t know how others do it. I’m just too needy I suppose. I have to have him, I have to hear him, I have to see his little miracles throughout my day, I have to know he’s there and if I think he’s not, I drop everything and go looking for him. It’s not that I don’t believe the scriptures, I do, absolutely. I love his notes, but I love having coffee with him more. Many people read the book and that’s enough for them. Some read the book and think that’s all there is, that all the things he did back then is all he’ll ever do. That’s sad to me. Perhaps that insulates them from their fear of rejection, I’m not sure. But I do know this, I want to have breakfast lunch and dinner with my Dad and if I can fit in some more time and tea, too, all the better.
It’s ok to be clingy. I think he likes that, his little finger is always there whenever I reach up.