We are celebrating Resurrection Sunday, and so there will be no Gilbert House Fellowship this week. We’ll pick up again next Sunday.
Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
We hope you and your family are having a blessed and relaxing holiday season, and we pray for the Lord’s blessings on all of us for what looks like an exciting 2017.
We are just about back to full health, we’re grateful to say, and we appreciate your prayers and notes of encouragement over the last couple of weeks. This weekend, we are finishing up some writing projects that we’ll talk more about in the weeks ahead.
We’ll be back next Sunday, January 8th, with two new studies, and, God willing, it will be at least a couple months before we take another break!
Gary Stearman and Sharon Gilbert in Studio A at SkyWatchTV
The Gilberts are already well-known to most of the Raiders News and SkyWatch TV faithful. The couple began an online ministry in 2005 before the term ‘podcasting’ became a household world. Their interview programs, PID Radio and View from the Bunker provide weekly content to tens of thousands of listeners across the globe. And their newest program, Gilbert House Fellowship, provides a weekly intense study of God’s word to thousands of listeners who have no home church.
Derek Gilbert is also the author of two popular novels, The God Conspiracy and Iron Dragons, and is a contributing author to Defender Publishing’s non-fiction works God’s Ghostbusters and Blood on the Altar. He’s a lifelong Cubs fan, prefers glasses to contacts, and has been seen in public singing the high part in barbershop quartets. Derek has always been fascinated by the way things work. It was the evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament that awakened him to the spiritual battle raging around us. It is this battle that inspires him—and it is this daily determination, along with a remarkable talent for interviewing any guest on any topic that Gilbert brings to SkyWatch TV.
Long before meeting Derek online in 1997 (ask her about it sometime), Sharon K. Gilbert studied opera theater at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, singing roles as diversified as the sullen and secretive ‘Secretary’ from Menotti’s The Consul to the befuddled ‘Miss Todd’ in another Menotti favorite, The Old Maid and the Thief.
As if music weren’t enough, in 1994, Sharon earned a top-honors degree in biology with molecular emphasis from James D. Watson’s alma mater, Indiana University. She is the author of thrillers Winds of Evil, Signs and Wonders and The Armageddon Strain. Sharon is also the writer behind the 2014 Amazon bestseller Ebola and the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, and she is a contributing author to God’s Ghostbusters, Blood on the Altar, and Pandemonium’s Engine.
Once settled into their new lives at SkyWatch TV, Derek and Sharon Gilbert will bring their vast experience in broadcasting, netcasting, and television to both sides of the camera. Derek will co-host the anchor interview program alongside veteran host Gary Stearman as well as produce the daily updates and serve as general manager and producer for the network. Sharon will be wearing numerous hats as well: producing, writing, graphic design, set design—in addition to program development. Future programming will even include an all-female talk show, which Sharon will host—think of this as a Christian version of The View.
More About SkyWatchTV
SkyWatchTV will be “almost like a Christian version of 20/20,” Horn told WorldNetDaily. “If you’ve seen Raiders News, it’s just different. We probably do a lot of shows others would be afraid to touch.”
Gary Stearman and Tom Horn on the set of SkyWatch TV
Gary Stearman, a well-known speaker in prophecy circles is also part of the new lineup and will help the show feature issues such as lost civilizations, ancient giants, trans-humanism and other intriguing subjects, which he relates to end-times prophecy.
“We believe the time is now, that the need for prophetic ministries has never been greater,” Horn said. “And it is very concerning that so many of the prophecy experts of the past are growing old, some have passed away over the last few years, others are in their eighties and waning, and we are not seeing theologically well-equipped people rising up to take their place. Who will fill their shoes? That’s a major question as we have entered a time when those inside and outside the Church need to have the world’s events put into biblical context more than ever before. We hope to change that, to become a vehicle of clarity for this generation.”
Horn said the new enterprise will cover issues besides prophecy when it is warranted, like genetics, health, criminology, and other subjects making headline news relevant to the Church, but will keep the primary focus on “prophecy, discovery, and the supernatural from a biblical worldview.”
The new SkyWatchTV studio complex sits on a five-acre commercial site in Missouri. Studio A, designated for the primary program, is ready to go. Studio B is partly finished and awaiting additional funding. It will include “a Christian version of The View” with an all-female cast discussing issues of importance to women of faith (for example home schooling, parenting, the impact of technology and public policy on family life, culture, prayer, as well as areas of prophecy and the supernatural) from a woman’s perspective.
A third studio, built with the intention of green screen special effects, will lend the production team more control for higher-end video editing. A mobile-ready website for the shows will be online before the end of the year.
Investigating the “Forbidden Subjects”
Gary Stearman pointed out to WND recently how Tom Horn “has a long history as a publisher and as an author dealing with cutting-edge subjects like trans-humanism, the merging of genetics and computer sciences, and artificial intelligence [which] will rise to become a power on its own in a few years and that will tie into Bible prophecies of the rise of Antichrist, and so we find a correlation between Bible prophecies and various scientific advances.”
Stearman said these and other subjects are “forbidden” in many Christian circles, which leave people asking questions that go unanswered.
Horn says it’s worse than that: “Because denominational Christianity is mostly afraid of touching these issues, their own church members often seek out the information from dangerous sources such as the New Age. They wind up in dark circles online, can get confused and maybe even lose their faith. We want to stand in the gap against that possibility.”
When they are not recording television shows, Horn, Stearman and the Gilberts write books and speak at prophecy-related conferences. They are currently planning two major prophecy conventions in 2015-2016 that will include the world’s foremost authorities covering the most important topics in Christendom.
“If the Lord tarry, we could be positioned at the front of Internet TV and cable and reach a whole new generation for Christ. We believe God has given us a vision of how this could happen,” Horn adds.
“We’re living in historic times. What we do we must do quickly. Gary Stearman, the Gilberts, and the rest of our team have a special love for people and trust that God and His children will help us break new ground to reach the world starting in the new year.”
SkyWatchTV programming is scheduled to begin in January.
Artist’s depiction of the “Tower of Babel” – the temple of Enki at Eridu
WE CONTINUE our study of the Book of Genesis, picking up in chapter 10, the Table of Nations, and continue through the Tower of Babel episode and down the generations to the beginning of the story of Abraham.
Key questions: Who was Nimrod, and what was so important about the Tower of Babel that Yahweh was compelled to personally intervene?
Please note: This week, we are changing the fellowship from a live video stream to a live webcast via BlogTalkRadio. BTR’s chat room is easier to use than Google’s, and we hope this will make it easier to engage in real time virtual discussion of the text.