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Book 1: Practical
The Pyramid of Power & the New World Order + Sexual Deviancy + Virgin til Marriage + The Yearning for Fatherhood + The Word of God + It's my Life! + Of Kings and Queens + Fear and Love + But I don't have a life + Living with Mom and Dad + Dating Traps + Eden and the 4 Great Rivers + Were Early Christians Communists? + Jews for Jesus? + Judeo-Christian? + Holy Land? + Money-Wise Steward + Kosher Food = Scam + Reinventing the Concept of Empire + Church Wolves Question Parental Authority + Was Einstein Really a Genius? + Useless Scientific Theories + Finite and Infinite + Jesus and the Law + Faith + Who really killed Jesus? + Muslims and Talmudic Jews + What's a Saint? + Nothing New + Right and Wrong + The Son of God + Our Mortality + Karma + Social Reengineering + Mothers and their Sons + Family Life
Book 2: Seasonal
Easter, the Church, and the Jews + The True Passion Week Timeline + Christmas, 9/11, and the Satanists + That Christmas Feeling
Book 3: Prophetic
At the very bottom of the pyramid rests the people power, composed of a dormant majority subjugated by the two powers immediately above.
The gun power and the money power.
The gun power or the government elite is a Judas-type minority that usually sells out the people power they represent to the money power above it.
The money power is comprised of the super rich, a minority that controls 90% of the world’s money and is subservient to no one but Mammon.
And finally there’s one power that sustains the entire structure, even though it is ignored by most. It is the power of true, humble Christians who follow God’s commandments and tap into the absolute power of the Almighty. They are the godly power. Without them God would crumble the whole edifice.
“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13
“The effective prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much.” James 5:16
These true Christians are a minority and form the capstone of the pyramid.
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14
Even mammonists recognize the formidable power of these Christians.
That’s why they willfully omitted the symbolic capstone of the pyramid drawn on the one-dollar bill, the dominant currency of the world, to announce their intention to create a New World Order without Christians (or Novus Ordo Seclorum as written on the one-dollar bill). In the stead of the capstone, they depicted the “all-seeing” eye of Mammon, the god in whom they trust – “all-seeing” because Mammon thinks he can buy ALL that he sees.
Thus, they reject the godly power and pitifully fight it to no avail.
“We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
God created sex for man and woman. See Sex and the Christian.
Sex feels good because God is quite intent on having men and their wives produce children. Therefore He made sex a pleasurable experience, His way of encouraging them to copulate.
However, mankind has perverted the entire sex paradigm.
They fornicate outside the marriage parameter only to experience the selfish pleasure of it. They further debase it by having same-sex partners gratifying each other, thus moving even further away from producing children. And finally they bend sexuality itself by morphing men into women and women into men or transgenderism.
The whole idea of this systematic perversion is to spit on God and His plan for humanity. By bastardizing sexuality, God’s enemies hope to thwart God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 9:7). In addition, by debasing it with homosexuality and transgenderism, they mean to say, “Hey God, you don’t know what you’re doing. We can find greater pleasure outside your commands.”
“For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Romans 1:26-27
What they fail to realize is that man is not god and therefore cannot make his own rules. In the end, those who break God’s commands will pay dearly for it. See The Consequences of Sin.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5: 19-21
Venery needs the curb and not the spur. Immoral, unnatural, and inordinate sexual desires are to be turned off and conquered. In other words, sin can be overcome.
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” Col 3: 5,6
The gift of sex is to be enjoyed only by man and wife. Get with the program. Become a true Christian today.
The beauty of virginity can be found in the woman’s crafted hymen. God engineered that membrane for a purpose. He wanted woman to stay chaste until marriage. That membrane is a seal that is to be broken only by the man who becomes her husband. See Sex and the Christian.
Otherwise, the many partners a woman goes through become burdensome to the point of soiling not only her body but her soul as well. Today, we call it baggage.
That baggage is not unlike weed that creeps in and spoils a well-manicured garden. It causes all sorts of emotional and spiritual problems and issues which may take years to unload. It even affects a marriage since many times the husband is at a loss to understand his wife.
“Women!” he often exclaims.
Indeed, women should realize that the moment they give up that precious commodity to a man outside the marriage commitment, their leverage for that man to stick around is lost. In other words, they relinquish something precious for nothing positive.
If all women kept their virginity until marriage, the happy side effect would be that guys would also keep theirs and avoid the same emotional and spiritual baggage or garbage.
Just like woman was created with the desire to nurture, man was also created with his own particular yearning, that of having his seed materialized into his own children.
“Abram said, ‘Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless…’ ” Genesis 15:2
Abram/Abraham’s reaction was quite profound. He basically told God that no matter the riches He bestowed on him, it wouldn’t matter since he had no children.
“…children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3
When a man is incapable of producing his own offspring, at the very least a son who can carry his name and his seed upon the earth, he feels impotent and unfulfilled.
The desire to have children from one’s own loins is kindled by God Himself. One can even go as far as saying that such a desire is even more important for the man than for the woman.
“Children’s children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6
In general, biblical women like Rachel and Leah had no trouble nurturing the children of their husbands born of surrogate mothers. They considered them their own. Their need to nurture was fulfilled anyway.
However, a woman today would rather adopt a total stranger than help her husband fulfill his own yearning to have his seed become fruitful. Basically, if she’s not the one to make it happen, it won’t happen. This should not be. See Can a Man Have Many Wives?
Adopted children are not the adoptive parents’ real offspring, and to have these kids call their caretakers “Dad” is simply deceitful. Fathers are only fathers when the children who call them “Dad” come from their loins. See Of Adoption and Surrogacy.
Beware of social reengineering!
” ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
No church organization is omniscient and infallible. See CHURCH REFORM for all the things the “Church” has gotten wrong.
Biblically, the church is the general assembly of all Christians.
“If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave with the family of God, which is the assembly of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15
The pillar is not more important than the truth. The role of the assembly is to carry forth the truth of the word of God as given by God. That’s why HE gifted us HIS word or His truth, which the Apostles set down in writing and can now be found in the BIBLE.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3: 16
ONLY GOD is omniscient and infallible, and only His WORD is the final arbiter of the TRUTH. Therefore:
1) When choosing a bible, never buy one with commentaries. Let God Himself open the eyes of your understanding.
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints…” Ephesians 1:18
2) Be weary of those who use a single verse out of the bible to make a point, especially an intricate one. Anyone can use such a technique to validate whatever propagandist idea they’re selling.
Verses throughout the bible are not only immersed in context but interconnected as well, making the bible a living biosphere of divine thoughts and articulated words.
“For the word of God is alive and active.” Hebrews 4:12
At times, that interconnection makes many verses appear truncated and/or cryptic, which in turn could lead to misinterpretations. God purposely made it thus in order to conceal what He is saying. It’s His way of nudging us to investigate and connect His thoughts on the matter, which are scattered throughout the bible.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to investigate a matter.” Proverbs 25:2
We Christians are those “kings” in the above verse.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Kings <=> Royal Priesthood <=> Christians.
Can you see now the concealment and the connection?
3) Every prophecy in the bible has already been fulfilled, except for those concerning the end of the world. The last biblical prophecies that materialized occurred in and around 70 AD. As for the end of the world, read Where is Satan Now? for a look at how it will come about.
4) There are some words and verses that are badly translated from the Old Testament Hebrew and the New Testament Greek in all current available versions of the bible. Get acquainted with them here, that way you can make a mental rectification when you come upon them.
5) The bible is not only a historical and literary work, it is also a sacred writ intended to redress the sinful spirit of man. Therefore it can only be fully grasped by a regenerated spirit, which the Holy Spirit of God guides into all understanding. That’s why degenerated souls are at a loss to fully comprehend it, thus making and inventing all sorts of malicious theories about what the bible is and stands for.
No, it’s not.
1) You did not decide to give birth to yourself. It took 2 people to do so. Your father and your mother.
2) The breath that is in you doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to God.
“The breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4
3) The death appointment that is scheduled for you has been decided without your consent.
4) Ask yourself this one question: If some major catastrophic event were to happen to you, would others be affected? And the honest answer is Yes.
5) And finally, as a Christian, your life has been redeemed not by you but by Jesus. Hence, He owns you since He purchased you on the cross.
It’s not your life.
“You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19,20
Why do we still have Kings and Queens and Princes and Princesses today? Who made these people ROYALTY? Not God.
“The thing displeased Samuel when they said, ‘Give us a king to judge us.’ And Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.’ ” 1 Samuel 8:6-7
God is the only King.
A government is supposed to be a tool to serve the People. That’s why those in government are called Ministers or Secretaries.
Minister is from the Latin Minister meaning Servant, and the root word for Minister is Minor meaning Small.
Secretary is from the Latin Secretarius meaning a Confidential Employee.
As for President it is from the Latin word Praesidere meaning To Preside, like an overseer presiding over the affairs of the People.
Royalties on the other hand are parasites feeding at the trough of the People’s hard work. And unfortunately so have become many Presidents, Ministers, and Secretaries.
All government employees are the People’s servants. Sadly, a good number of them don’t seem to understand that.
“Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13
The power of government relies on its capability to induce FEAR, which is the most important weapon in any government’s arsenal. Fear this, fear that. Fear this group, fear that group. Fear arrest, fear jail. Fear your neighbor, fear foreigners. Fear, fear, fear. Government leeches can’t help but resort to it – often by creating boogeymen and imaginary enemies – to validate and consolidate their power.
However, God’s government runs on LOVE, the fuel that keeps the world going and makes life worth living.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
Many people actually believe that life should be a long party.
Good times. Happy times. A real life.
Well, wake up.
The Pursuit of Happiness is just that, a pursuit. Happiness is a fleeting experience. It doesn’t stay for long. It comes and goes. It is mostly an emotional reaction brought about by favorable circumstances that once in a while manage to show up.
Thus, the following happens:
- People don’t have jobs, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They’re single, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They don’t have kids, they’re unhappy and complain.
So they cry out, “We have no life.”
- They have jobs, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They’re married, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They have kids, they’re unhappy and complain.
So they cry out again, “We have no life.”
What is the problem?
They forget that life’s anchor is love, not happiness. And that love is not a goosebumpsy feeling or emotion.
To love is to do the right thing, to fulfill one’s duties, to sacrificially give of oneself, and to selflessly help others – even when it hurts and doesn’t feel right.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
If you believe you have no life because of your unhappiness, you need a Heart Adjustment.
If you are not married and not working far from home, there is no reason to live anywhere but at home with mom and dad, no matter how old you are. The reasons are simple.
1. The bible says so.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife…” Ephesians 5: 31
A man can leave his parents before finding a wife if he has to work far from home, which in turn prepares him to later afford a family of his own. Jacob did that.
“Then Jacob went on his way and came to the land of the people of the east.” Genesis 29:1
There Jacob worked for 7 years to finally be able to marry his first wife, and toiled for another 7 to get the second one. See Can a Man have Many Wives?
2. Save money.
The propaganda, especially in the US, is that if you’re living with mom and dad you are a loser. The idea is to guilt-trap you into moving out of your parents’ house and renting or buying real estate you can’t afford, so you can enrich property developers.
Imagine how much money you could put aside if while working you were living at home. You could share some of the expenditures with your parents, and thus avoid all the expenses associated with renting and buying something you can scarcely afford.
That way you can build your savings and have a nest egg to fall back on when a true need arises to finally own or rent a property – for example, when it’s time to get married, or when your parents die and your siblings want to sell the house to get their share of the property, or when you have to move out of state/country for a new job.
So don’t fall for the propaganda. Be smarter than that.
Dating causes your emotions to get all wrapped up in a person who may not be right for you; and even when you know they’re not right, time and/or desperation often cause you to become addicted to them.
Worse still, many give away their sexuality, some their virginity, only to get nothing positive in return. After desires are satiated and contempt is brought on by familiarity, they break up. Then the painful withdrawal process tees off as tangled emotions ferociously and pitilessly unravel – a needless situation that could have easily been avoided.
In addition, people put their best faces forward when dating; so if marriage materializes you have to get to know them all over again, because it seems you don’t recognize them.
When looking for a spouse keep these 3 succinct points in mind.
1. Don’t consider divorcés/divorcées (unless it’s a divorcé who divorced his wife because of her fornication). It’s not only a sin, but a commonsensical point as well (i.e., if he/she divorced once, he/she could divorce again). There are plenty of fish in the sea, so look for those with no baggage.
2. Guys, don’t get involved with women who have kids, they’re usually looking for a financial anchor. These women will always put their kids ahead of you, and you will never be their kids’ fathers. Besides, why do some other guy’s job for him? Again, there are plenty of fish in the sea, so ignore the Hollywood propaganda that depicts stepfathers trying to surpass their stepkids’ real fathers by proving how much better they can be to them. It’s all bull biscuit geared toward social reengineering.
And you ladies with kids, if you find yourselves separated from your kids’ fathers, do not bring other men into the picture, as they will likely butt heads with your sons, possibly eye your daughters, and even take you for a ride financially – once more, pay no heed to the Hollywood propaganda. However, single non-divorced women can consider widowers with kids, since women have a maternal instinct that can be transferred to kids not their own, as opposed to men trying to do the same as stepfathers. Fathers are a whole different ball of wax. The bible tells us so.
“The glory of children is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6
3. There’s no such thing as “the one”. The purpose of marriage is to start a family that soon will involve children (i.e., marriage is about making babies). So the only query that matters is this: Is he/she father/mother material from a respectable family?
Then, instead of dating, follow God’s Biblical Marriage Blueprint.
“A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Chavilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. The name of the third river is the Tigris (or Hiddekel); it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.” Genesis 2: 10 -14
Eden is where the river of the Garden originated and then bifurcated into four headwaters or rivers.
Keep in mind that in the beginning the earth was one uniformed mass that broke apart not too long after the fountains of the great deep burst open during the great flood.
“Now the earth was formless and empty.” Genesis 1: 2
“…on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open…” Genesis 7: 11 (during the great flood)
“Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided...” Genesis 10: 25 (after the great flood)
The other two headwaters with their modern names are the Nile (or Gihon in the land of Cush, Africa) and the Volga (or Pishon, which wound through Chavilah’s eastern regions encompassing modern Russia – a land chock-full of gold and a major producer of resin since the 17th century).
The Nile flowed out from Eden’s water source and reached all the way to South America when that continent was attached at the hip to Africa. As the Nile basted through Ethiopia and cut through Congo via tributaries and underground reservoirs, it ended up feeding the massive Amazon River using the Congo River, the 2nd largest river in the world by discharge after the Amazon – no coincidence there.
The Volga was the other headwater. The water source bifurcated from Eden in the Middle East through various tributaries and reservoirs, and headed east toward the Caspian Sea, giving Europe (especially Russia) its biggest river, the Volga, which in turn fed a) China’s two greatest rivers – the Yellow River and the Yangtze – that accordingly even today flow West to East (China is also chock-full of gold and the largest producer of resin in the world), and b) the great Danube which itself fed the Great Lakes of North America, whose subterranean arteries pumped full of water all that Continent’s rivers. Thus the whole of earth was irrigated through that one source from Eden, itself fed from the great deep.
But once the fountains of the great deep burst open during the great flood, new subterranean waterways and rivers were formed. New land masses – from the uniformed bulk that cracked – took shape and drifted apart while the planet’s shell broke into tectonic plates. Many inter-connected rivers – like the Nile and the Volga’s connections to Turkey’s water source – lost their hook ups on the surface, which disappeared under massive land shifting – even though most of the important underground arteries stayed intact.
It’s no coincidence that after the flood Noah’s boat landed on Mount Ararat in Turkey where life started anew and where it originally began in the first place, though no one can or will ever be able to pinpoint the exact location of the Garden itself.
“So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Genesis 3: 24
No, they were not.
Many think so because of this Scripture reference:
“And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.” Acts 2: 44-45
The reason early Christians sold everything they had was because they took Jesus’s warning seriously.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city.” Luke 21: 20,21
Therefore, soon after Pentecost, Christians started getting rid of everything they owned in Judah or Judea with an eye towards leaving the area before the day of retribution caught up with them. Read Where is Satan Now? for the sequence of events.
Furthermore, sharing with others less fortunate has always been a Christian mandate, not a communist one.
On the other hand, the whole idea of communism is to steal from regular folks in order to enrich the leaders of the movement, while the centrality of its tenets is the hatred of Christianity.
Communism was created by Jews who hated Christians, and that’s why the first move of any communist regime is to try to stifle Christianity.
The Jewish Marxist Bolsheviks, who took over the Russian government in the 1910s, killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches. And Islam is the problem? See The Truth about the Conflict with Russia.
So, nope. Early Christians were not communists. God forbid.
Some former Jews who are now Christians still hang on to their “Jewishness” because it makes them feel special. Apparently, Jesus is not enough for them. They want to be set apart. Unfortunately, that is totally NOT biblical.
“There is neither Judahite nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3: 28
They don’t want to assimilate with other Christians. Instead, they choose to separate themselves by pretending to be Judahites (i.e., by pretending to be more important than the rest of the Body of Christ). They are thus abiding in sin.
“…those liars who say they are Judahites but are not…” Rev 3:9
They even call themselves Jewish-Christians. They conveniently ignore the fact that being Jewish is being part of a religious group and not part of the once chosen Hebrew race (including Judahites of the tribe of Judah) which no longer exists as a people. Talmudic Judaism is an evil religion that used to be known as Pharisaism. A religion that rejects Christ. And how they figure they can be both Jewish and Christian is beyond comprehension.
It’s like a Satanist who becomes a Christian and decides he’s now a Satanist-Christian. Jews For Jesus should be Former Jews For Jesus, just like it would be Former Satanists For Jesus. Can you imagine Satanists for Jesus? Ridiculous, right?
Unfortunately, that’s the Chosen People Syndrome.
Never use that hyphenated idiocy.
1. Judaism is Pharisaism or Rabbinism. It has nothing to do with the bible. Its central tenets are in a book called the Talmud, a book full of Babylonian superstitions and lies.
2. Jews are NOT the Israelites of the Bible and therefore NOT the descendants of Judah.
That expression (Judeo-Christian) was created and set in motion by Rabbinists (now known as Jews) in order to hoodwink gullible Christians into believing that they are Judahites and that Christianity is an extension of their satanic cult. That way they could proceed with their diabolical plan to steal Palestine without the objection of the Christian world. See How the Ashkenazi Jews Conquered the West.
Next time you find yourself wanting to use that expression, bite your tongue. Instead, just say Christian.
Besides, isn’t Christ enough?
A land cannot be Holy.
Holiness is twofold: the perfection of God and the sanctification of Christians.
1. God is Holy.
“You are holy.” Psalm 22:3
2. True Christians become Holy because Christ resides in them in order to bring to fruition their sanctification process.
“It is written, ‘You shall be Holy, for I am Holy.’ ” 1 Peter 1:16
“Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12: 14
The following passage has many confused.
“God said (to Moses). ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’ ” Exodus 3:5
First, that was in Midian, an ancient region of NW Arabia East of the Gulf of Aqaba, not modern Israel. Is that place also holy today? No. It was holy during the moment God was there touching it. That was the extent of its holiness.
Second, just because Jesus walked somewhere doesn’t make it holy today, no different than that moment when Moses approached God on that patch of ground in Midian. It was temporary.
“Jesus replied, ‘Believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem… But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth… God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. ‘ ” John 4:21,23,24
Further, the Jerusalem of the Middle East today is NOT the same Jerusalem that Jesus lived and walked in. The old one was razed to the ground by the Roman army in 70 A.D. So those who go there on a pilgrimage to walk where Jesus walked are only fooling themselves.
Every conscientious individual should implement a personal boycott of Israel.
a. Don’t visit it. There’s nothing there to see. As a tourist, all that’s worthwhile seeing is in the West Bank of Palestine – Bethlehem and Jerusalem. So visit the West Bank instead via Jordan. Gaza can also be visited via Egypt.
b. Don’t invest in any company or fund that involves Israel.
c. Don’t buy anything Made in Israel.
“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’” 1 Cor 15:33
“In a wise man’s dwelling, precious treasures and oils are stored.” Proverbs 21: 20
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” Proverbs 13:22
You are just a steward of the money you earn, therefore learn to control it before it controls you. In other words, get in the habit of using and bequeathing it properly:
a. meet your family’s needs (vacation included);
b. don’t waste money on frivolous things;
c. save for bad times;
d. invest in your retirement;
e. lay away for your children’s future;
f. take eternity into account and apply Jesus’s parable of The Unrighteous Steward in Luke 16:1-12.
With that parable, Jesus delineated a two-prong position:
1) Salvation. The unrighteous steward gave away commercial goods to those who could give back to him in return. Scratch my back, I scratch yours. That’s the way of the world. And for the world it is a smart way to deal. However, you, as a disciple of Christ, have something better to give. The Gospel of Salvation. And it is not to be exchanged for filthy lucre like many “preachers” do today. It is to be given to all, expecting nothing in return.
2) Money. You must not only give the Gospel away for free, you must also bestow money on those who can’t give back to you. That way they can see Christ in you as well as getting a taste of the goodness of the Lord through your giving.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good.” Psalm 34: 8
“If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.” Luke 6: 33
When you give, it is as if God Himself is giving. Said gesture affords you the opportunity to share Christ. It is also a seed impregnated with Christian love that later on could yield the fruit of change in marginal “Christians” or salvation in the souls of those who do not know Christ. That’s why Jesus said to “make friends using unrighteous mammon”.
Thereupon, those at the receiving end of your gift, once saved, will be able to partake with you of the everlasting life, which is the real dividend or the true riches that God Himself will assign to you as your own.
Do not ever buy food labeled Kosher as it is a scam that causes prices to skyrocket. Food companies must pay the appropriate rabbinical organizations to affix their Kosher Approved Stamps on their products. In return, these companies pass the cost onto the consumers.
What makes a food Kosher for non-Jews? Who knows? Especially since the rabbis from these rabbinical organizations do not pray to the true God in heaven and nor do they adhere to His laws. It’s like having a voodoo baron green-light your food. Go figure.
“No one who denies the Son has the Father.” 1 John 5: 12
The Empires of old usually revolved around their city-states, given that in those days mostly city-states existed. They were entities that forced themselves on other Kingdoms usually of different races and nationalities, and were more interested in tributes/taxes that these Kingdoms could provide the Emperor, not so much in territory per se. The whole idea of these Empires was to collect revenue – that’s why their tributaries were called vassal states.
The modern European powers reconfigured the way Empires work. They invaded other Kingdoms in order to pillage the resources of those they conquered. So land and territory mattered. After all, no one knows what’s hidden beneath even the most god-forsaken land. Thus, better grab as much land as possible and expand the conquered Kingdoms’ territories.
The USA further reconfigured the way Empires work. The US Empire bribes the governments of other countries – using “Foreign Aid” – to maintain the hegemony of the US Dollar, and pillage the resources of these nations through the infiltration of American companies and the intimidation of US military bases. In other words, the American elite as the “Emperor” wags the US Empire for its own benefit. See Israel: the Scourge of Empires.
Many hardcore cult leaders, disguised as preachers, often tell young and unmarried adults in their congregations that if their parents are not Christians – read: not attending “their” churches – they can ignore their authority.
That’s their way of isolating these folks from their families in order to control them and steal their money through the erroneous tenet of church tithing, much like a pack of wolves separate and hunt down the weakest prey from the herd.
God never said to obey and honor one’s parents only if they’re Christians. He said to obey and honor. Period. Just because the Apostle Paul said to “obey your parents in the Lord” (Eph 6:1) doesn’t mean that your parents are to be in the Lord. It means obey your parents because of the Lord or because you are in the Lord or because it is a command from the Lord.
“Honor your father and your mother.” Exodus 20: 12
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:15
These “preachers” are twisting God’s word to fit their own agenda. See Of Authority and Christians.
Albert Einstein’s name has strangely become synonymous with “genius”.
But we couldn’t find one thing that man invented or came up with that made our lives better or that was not a fraud. NOT ONE THING! Even the equation E=mc^2 that is attributed to him is apparently from an Italian named Olinto De Pretto who published it in the scientific magazine Atte in 1903.
Yet everyone knows who Einstein is. His face and name are plastered on everything that hints at “sheer ingenuity”. Even his so-called “accomplishments”, besides being theories to begin with, were unsupported conjectures that amounted and led to NOTHING, especially his Theory of Relativity (including the GPS & Relativity myth). Nikola Tesla, a real scientific genius, categorized said theory as “the greatest historical aberration of scientific thought.” See Puzzled Scientists.
Here are some true scientific geniuses and visionaries: Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Auguste and Louis Lumiere, Charles Babbage, Reginald Fessenden, Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas Edison, Karl Benz, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Wright Brothers, Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce, Tim Berners Lee, Alexander Fleming, and Steve Jobs, just to name a few.
All of them either invented or contributed to the invention of not useless theories but of things that improved our lives and catapulted humanity to a higher level of productivity. Yet none of them is uplifted like Einstein. Then again unlike Einstein they were not and are not Jews (some are still alive), so the Jewish-controlled media inflate their own to godlike status – even when they’re fake – in order to propagandize their misappropriated appellation of God’s “Chosen People.” See How the Ashkenazi Jews conquered the West.
Science is the method of figuring out a) the world as manufactured by God, and b) new technology as inspired by Him.
“In the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill.” Exodus 31:6
Real scientists decipher the laws and the across-the-board methodical and integrated architectures inherent in God’s creation without conjecture or bias (e.g., Newton’s LAW of Gravity and Newton’s LAWS of Motion). However, when pseudo-scientists can’t understand something that God created, they try their best to speculate. They call that speculation “theory”.
There are many of them out there, but the two most popular ones are: the Evolution theory and the Big Bang theory. Given that they were concocted by Atheists (or the A-s), heathens of all stripes consider them “facts”, as opposed to what they really are, unproved assumptions and conjectures.
Let’s humor these two theories for a quick moment.
1. If the A-s‘ ancestors were animals, where do A-s get their sense of justice, morality, and ethics? After all, animals don’t work for a living, they eat each other, and they self, meaning within their own species they sexually jump one another regardless of whether they’re related or not. In other words, why aren’t the A-s more concerned about enforcing these laws of the jungle instead of worrying about true justice, steadfast morality, and staunch ethics as demanded by God? That would be more logical, wouldn’t it?
Still, many E-theorists, when caught in the magnitude of their stupidity, try to wiggle their way out by “theorizing”, once again, that God was the one who used evolution to cause species to evolve into other species. If that were the case, God would have come right out and said it in His word, even if most of these E-theorists wrongfully assume God’s word to be false – as if God isn’t capable of choosing a few men to write His story when mere mortals rely on historians to do the same.
Unfortunately, most of the believers in the monkey-upgrade theory (if not all) never bother to read God’s word from beginning to end; still, they hypocritically pass judgment while strangely believing in fantasies that supposedly occurred billions of years ago (Jeez!) with no then living historians and scientists or proofs to back them up. They’re like art critics trying to explain to Picasso what his art means when Picasso is telling them otherwise. Or better yet, they’re like the devil trying to convince Eve that what God said was not what He meant to say.
2. If Big Bangs were capable of creating things, scientists could go in a lab and apply that Big (bada-bing-bada) Bang theory (on a much smaller scale of course), not only to prove its validity but to watch as new tiny universes and creatures burst into existence. Besides, didn’t Steve Hawking come up with a formula for that nonsense? The M-Theory? So what are they waiting for? They could actually turn its application into a lucrative business. Big-Banged tiny universes teemed with tiny creatures could be sold at Walmart where we’d be the first in line to purchase them. We would rule them with a rod of iron, and if those tiny creatures were to theorize that no one created them, we would teach them a lesson and smite them dead🙂 .
Conclusion: God created it all, period – the Devil included. “The Devil?” some will question. Yes, the Devil and his demons. God uses them to bring about His ultimate plan and purpose, which is to challenge man’s free will and put through the fire unbelievers, atheists, and Christians alike in order to test their zeal for either the truth of God and Jesus whom He sent or the lies of the evil one and his cohorts. Otherwise, it’s like saying that the computer (created by someone) is responsible on its own for all the things (marvelous or not) it can do. Only those who foolishly believe there is no God adhere to such stupid theories.
“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ ” Psalm 14:1
See Puzzled Scientists.
To be finite is to be a small part of infinity.
We humans are finite or partial and possess only finite minds, therefore we cannot comprehend nor grasp the whole which is infinity, God’s domain. And because God Himself is infinite and not finite, He is thus whole and perfect, thereby not partial; ergo He’s uncreated in His infinity.
However, because we’re created (i.e., plucked out of infinity), thus limited, finite, and partial, we cannot fathom anything that is not created, just the way we cannot truly fathom God’s perfection because of our imperfection.
Consequently, we, finite, imperfect, and partial beings, know and understand only in part, but one day we will know and understand fully – when we are reattached to the Eternal Lord in His infinity (or eternity), from hence we came.
“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away… Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully…” 1 Corinthians 13: 9,10,12
“I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.” Matthew 5:17
But what did Jesus mean?
He meant exactly what He said. He came to fulfill all the biblical laws, because no one before Him managed to do so.
“For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18
And accomplish them, He did.
“It is accomplished.” or “It is finished.” Matthew 19:30
And because He accomplished them, He was able to make some major changes. Consequently, He did away with the entire Levitical system.
“For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.” Hebrews 7:12
Many laws – such as the tithe, the animal sacrifices, the Levitical priesthood, and the special status of the ancient Hebrews (today’s Jews are not Hebrews and no different than other non-believers) – have been done away with.
“By calling this covenant ‘new,’ he has made the first one obsolete.” Hebrews 8:13
The New Covenant in Christ’s blood became the new law, while Christians became the new priesthood and the new chosen people – chosen to love and to do good.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood.” 1 Peter 2:9
The old body of the law has already been fulfilled… and then changed.
“I am not outside the law of God but am under the law of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 9: 21
Those who take Matthew 5:17 out of context are only beating a dead horse.
“But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law… But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.” Galatians 3: 23, 25
Faith is powered up not by the law, once the tutor, but by Christ Himself.
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:28
Faith is a powerful thing. It can move mountains, not literal ones – remember Jesus spoke in parables.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Faith is more than what we usually think it is.
1. It is the belief that God exists and that He provides for those who seek Him.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
2. It is the assurance that Jesus is the Savior.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
3. It is the conviction that God can do the impossible.
“Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’ ” Luke 18:27
4. It is the knowledge that we must obey, follow, and apply all of God’s enduring commandments.
“Whoever says ‘I know him’ but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.” 1 John 2:4
5. It is the understanding that God does whatever He wants, whenever He wants, however He wants, and we have to accept it, even when it does not fulfill our expectations.
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.” Hebrews 11:13
After all, it’s His will, not ours.
“Your will be done…” Matthew 6:10
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42
Are you ready now to live by faith? If you are, don’t forget to show your faith by your works.
“What does it profit, my brethren, though a man says he has faith, and has not works?” James 2:14
The Judahite Hebrews, through the Sanhedrin of the Pharisees (a religious body), arrested, judged, and condemned Jesus to death because He said He was God.
“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30
“Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, ‘He has spoken blasphemy!’ ” Matthew 26:65
But given that the Judahites were under Roman occupation, they could not carry out the physical sentence. They went to Herod, their Judahite Hebrew King (of Judah), who sent them to his boss Pilate, the Governor of Palestine, a federation that included the territory of Judah or Judea.
Pilate washed his hands of the accusation that was laid on Christ, but did allow the beating and the crucifixion by his Roman soldiers to take place in order to pacify the Judahite Hebrews who were close to rebellion – something Pilate did not want under his watch.
However, biblically and spiritually, the bible squarely lays the blame on the Judahite Hebrews, not on those who today are known as Jews (since they’re not the Hebrews of the bible) and not on the Romans. See Jews did not kill Jesus.
“…the Judahites, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men…” 1 Thess 2: 14,15
Consequently, Jews today, who are nothing more than impostors pretending to be Judahite Hebrews, enjoy the benefit of being something they’re not, without taking on the culpability and guilt of killing our Lord (i.e., they have their cake and eat it too).
Muslims believe that Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit and of the Virgin Mary, was a prophet to the ancient Israelites, was not crucified to death, went to heaven without dying, and is expected to return soon.
However, according to Talmudic Jews, Jesus was a sorcerer and a demon-possessed liar who is now boiling in excrement in hell and whose mother Mary was a whore.
From Wikipedia, according to the Talmud:
“In Gittin 56b, 57a a story is mentioned in which Onkelos summons up the spirit of Yeshu [or Yeshua (Jesus)] who sought to harm Israel. He describes his punishment in the afterlife as boiling in excrement.”
“In addition, at the 1240 Disputation of Paris, Donin presented the allegation that the Talmud was blasphemous towards Mary, the mother of Jesus (“Miriam” in Hebrew) and this criticism has been repeated by many Christian sources. The texts cited by critics include Sanhedrin 67a, Sanhedrin 106a, and Shabbath 104b.”
Thus it appears that Muslims are much closer to Christ than are Jews.
“Whoever is not with me is against me.” Matthew 12:30
Biblically, a saint is a Christian who willingly separates himself from the ways of the world and is grafted unto Christ the Lord, living solely to please Him.
“Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” Revelation 14:12
A Saint is not a title that the Catholic Church decides to arbitrarily confer on some Christian.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
Now whether a Christian is a true Saint or not can only be resolved by God and not by man.
“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Still, all true Christians are called to be Saints.
“To all… called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
There’s truly nothing new under the sun.
Things deemed new only have the trappings of novelty. A text message, for instance, is just a more efficient and quicker method than sending a note with a messenger pigeon, but its essence is not really new. In other words, technology is nothing more than a manner of accomplishing a task that is usually as old as humanity itself.
Excerpt from When Love Takes Hold
It is no strange occurrence to be faced with the nescience of others in whatever subject we would prefer to apply such observance. Though nonetheless a disappointment, we would rather be accepted by the other party’s sapience in recognizing genius when it should be quite obvious. But in that case, how is the one with no prehensility able to ascertain the obvious when the very individual who disagrees is the one we label asinine for not embracing our sagacity?
It would be a feat to bring the other party to our side if only our suasive and arresting wherewithal were strong and compelling enough to ensconce the adversary into assenting to their erroneous position and finally into subscribing to not only the veracity of our argument but to the most revered aspect of our reality: our sageness.
Thus the real test. Is our argument genuine enough, laced enough, absolute enough to really get to the point where our contender could actually flinch? Is it the benightedness of others or our own lack of intellectual prowess that has landed us into this apparent conflict? Or is it, God forbid, our own inherent flaw in admitting that maybe the other party is not wrong after all? In so doing we would set off the unfathomable: our own decrepitude. But what if we are right and our foe is wrong? Or what if we are wrong and our rival is right? Who determines right? And who under heaven denominates wrong?
Should it be mere mortals prone to change? Or should it be One who transcends the very concept of fallibility? In other words, shouldn’t it be God, the absolute embodiment of unerring accuracy? It makes sense, doesn’t it? But in that case, how do we know what God thinks? And how does He determine right and wrong? Maybe we should pick up the Christian Bible and find out. A warning though… if you decide to read the Bible from the first page to the last, let it then be an exercise between you and Him. Maybe He’ll convince you of His love from which emanate right and wrong. Otherwise, you’ll have to persuade Him of the futility of His love for you; and henceforth, there’s no telling how garbled right and wrong could become.
“Your word is a lamp on my feet, and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
Jesus is the son of God. Meaning Jesus and the Father are one.
“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30
Here are 3 testimonies by 3 witnesses concerning God the Father and God the Son as a duality of one:
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).” Matthew 1:23 (Apostle Matthew)
“For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9 (Apostle Paul)
“In the beginning was the Word… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.” John 1: 1,14 (Apostle John)
Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. Those who are waiting for another are waiting in vain. The matter has already been established. Period.
“Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 2 Corinthians 13:1
It is quite strange that our mortality, especially during the stronger years of our lives, doesn’t much occupy our thoughts. It seems that the vigor of our younger selves always manages to steal away the reality of what awaits us at the end of the journey.
You would think, because death is only a breath away from spoiling our fleshly abode, that we would stop and think of the seemingly futility of it all; but no, we don’t.
As a matter of fact, in spite of the dreadful end which awaits us, we work without ceasing, generation after generation, to build as wonderful and magnificent a world as possible.
The result so far would not have been possible if we had stopped to seriously ponder on our guaranteed demise; and even though we know for a fact that we will die, we continually act as if we will not.
Which begs the question: why are we so disposed?
“He has also set eternity in the human heart.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
God has set eternity in our hearts, and no one can remove it.
“I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it.” Ecclesiastes 3:14
The eternal spark that burns deep within our souls powers up our productivity and causes our lives to be fruitful. It’s almost as if we “instinctively” know our endeavors have eternal strings attached.
Consequently, our work is anything but futile since whatever we do we do for God, who alone holds the master plan which contains the end result of our combined labor.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23
The account of our earthly toil will be settled in eternity by the great Lord Himself, with either a reward or a punishment.
“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness… And throw the worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 25:21,30
Similar compensations will also be meted out for our obedience or disobedience to His commandments.
“Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.” John 5: 28-29
“Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in many schools of Asian religions. In these schools, karma in the present affects one’s future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives – one’s saṃsāra.” – Wikipedia
Others also believe that the déjà vu phenomenon, experienced by millions of people, to be a quick, momentary throwback to a similar juncture in a previous life.
Now if past lives were real, why can’t we remember them with absolute clarity? Especially if we are dearly paying in this life for past life misdeeds.
What is the point in paying for some obscure mistake one is not aware of, or reliving our existence over and over if we can’t remember the previous ones and the reasons we keep coming back?
It doesn’t make any sense.
“It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” Hebrews 9:27
As for the déjà vu phenomenon click here to know what it means.
“There will be men who abandon the true faith and allow themselves to be spiritually seduced by teachings of the devil, teachings given by men who are lying hypocrites, whose consciences are as dead as seared flesh.” 1 Timothy 4:1,2
However, many don’t like what God has designed, so they arbitrarily chopped it up and redesigned it to fit their own purposes.
1. Family Appellations are being ascribed to people who should not be addressed as such.
Father. One is only a father when those who call him thus come from his loins. Many use this appellation improperly by purposely putting aside its intrinsic definition.
In addition to one’s natural father, only God can be called Father (or Heavenly Father). After all, He’s our creator and the source of the spiritual part of our being, just like an earthly father is the source of one’s biological composition.
Mother. One is only a mother when those who call her thus come from her womb. Again, many use this parental title improperly by brushing aside its intrinsic definition.
Uncle and Aunt. Many parents force their kids to call friends of the family “Uncle” and “Auntie”, thus deceiving their children about the true nature of said designations.
The concept of family has been misleadingly redefined to include those who are not blood-related. A ridiculous notion that has no biblical ground.
People are given first names for a reason. Use them.
2. Marriage has also been fallaciously reformulated to include homosexual partners. Those behind said redefinition have absolutely no idea what the purpose of marriage is. Otherwise, they would have never proposed such idiocy.
From the very beginning, marriage has always been a covenant by which two families consent to have their offspring, one male and one female, joined together as one for the purpose of making children. Without it there would be no worthwhile continuation of society.
Homosexuals can’t produce children. Their inclination is a sexual deviancy that not even animals display. How they dare call their coupling “marriage” is ludicrous, to say the least.
Conclusion: “Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Galatians 4:16
” ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
Mothers, especially widows and single moms, have to walk a fine line when it comes to dealing with their sons. Otherwise, they will constantly butt heads.
The reason is because man was created to be the head of woman.
“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3
Interestingly, in a relationship between mother and son where the father is deceased or never present, the elder son is the one who, in a spiritually and biblically authoritative sense, replaces the father. See Of Authority and Christians.
In said situations mothers usually end up being quite smothering and controlling. Even Jesus, in the only two intimate interactions with his biological mother that are biblically recorded, found Himself butting heads with her.
“His mother said to Him, ‘Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.’ And He said to them, ‘Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?’ ” Luke 2:48-49
“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:1-4
It’s quite telling when the God of the Universe, while a man, had to pry his authority from his human, biological mother. See Is Mary the Mother of God?
Mothers must allow their sons to spread their wings and not be overbearing. However, this in no way reneges a mother’s protective instinct and maternal duty, nor does it revoke the honor and respect a son must show his mother.
Consequently, mothers and their sons have to walk a fine line, using wisdom from above, to avoid butting heads.
“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3: 17
The family is God’s plan to bring order to the world, and yet He has placed within each family characters who rub us the wrong way.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
That’s why. And how do we get sharpened in the Christian life? By loving and forgiving.
“Whoever claims to love God yet hates his brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” 1 John 4:20
“Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’ ” Matthew 18: 21,22
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive…” Colossians 3:13
Many avoid their families because they say they can’t handle it. However, unless there’s a life-threatening or deliberately criminal situation everyone should stay put, because one way or another God is going to sharpen you.
Those who run away from their families soon find out that God uses strangers (and circumstances) to do His sharpening as well, which in the end proves to be more unbearable. Ask the prodigal son.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.” Luke 15:17-20
In conclusion, keep your senses, stay put, and allow God to use your family to sharpen you. Once you’ve been sharpened, the outside world and its uncomfortable grating will be more tolerable, for you would have already endured and surmounted plenty of irritating rubbing.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
Every year, during Passion Week, many preachers invite in their churches the modern Pharisees (otherwise known as Jews), in order to help Christians in their congregations understand Passover.
1. they are NOT the Israelites of the Bible;
2. they DO NOT celebrate Passover like the Hebrews of the Bible since they DO NOT slaughter a lamb like Jesus did;
3. they do not adhere to the Bible but to the Talmud, a book full of Babylonian superstitions and lies;
4. their religion is Pharisaism disguised as Judaism.
So why are these Pharisees helping Christians grasp the meaning of Passover?
Both groups are suffering from the Chosen People Syndrome.
Just like we celebrate Christmas in December instead of September (see Is Christmas Pagan?), we celebrate Passion Week on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but Jesus did not die on a Friday and nor did He rise from the dead on a Sunday. Even so, those days are still celebratory and remembrance days chosen to commemorate what the Good Lord has done for us.
“Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord.” Romans 14:6
Tuesday Night: Jesus ate the Passover Meal with His Disciples (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26). Later on, Judas betrayed Him in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:45-49, Mark 14:41-45, Luke 22:47-48, John 18:1-8).
Wednesday: Jesus was crucified at 9 a.m. or the third hour of the day (Mark 15:25) and expired at 3 p.m. or the ninth hour of the day (Matthew 27:46-47, Mark 15:34-35). Just before sunset, He was entombed (Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-55, John 19:38-42).
Thursday: Pilate gave the religious leaders authorization to station guards at the Tomb (Matthew 27:62-66). At sunset, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices for Jesus’s body (Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56).
Friday Sunset: Biblical Sabbath rest (Luke 23:56).
Saturday: In the afternoon, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary checked on Jesus’s tomb (Mark 16:1). Just before sunset, Jesus rose from the dead.
Sunday Morning: Christ’s disciples discovered the empty tomb as Mary Magdalene and the other women showed up with the spices (Matthew 28:2-8, Mark 16:2-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-10).
Just like Jesus prophesied, He spent 3 full days and 3 full nights entombed. From Wednesday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. 72 hours. 3 days (Wednesday-Thursday, Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday) and 3 Nights (Wednesday Night, Thursday Night, Friday Night).
“For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, in like manner the Son of man shall be in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:40
The meaning of the word Easter
In French Easter is called Pâques and in Spanish Pascua, both derived from the Greek Pascah meaning Passover. The word Easter is of Saxon origin and of the same meaning with its German cognate Ostern.
“Because the English Anglo/Saxon language originally derived from the Germanic, there are many similarities between German and English. Many English writers have referred to the German language as the ‘Mother Tongue!’ The English word Easter is of German/Saxon origin and not Babylonian as Alexander Hislop falsely claimed. The German equivalent is Oster. Oster (Ostern being the modern day equivalent) is related to Ost which means the rising of the sun, or simply in English, east. Oster comes from the old Teutonic form of auferstehen / auferstehung, which means resurrection, which in the older Teutonic form comes from two words, Ester meaning first, and stehen meaning to stand. These two words combine to form erstehen which is an old German form of auferstehen, the modern day German word for resurrection,” explained author Nick Sayers.
If the word Easter were of pagan origin, like the enemies of Christ believe, it would universally be known all around the world by the same supposedly pagan name, which obviously it is not.
So, to all the satanic enemies of Christ, we say: “My God beat your god, deal with it.”
And leave Passion Week’s Easter alone.
“…that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time…” 1 Corinthians 15:4-6
Early Christians chose December the 25th instead of September the 11th (or 9/11) – Jesus’s actual birthday – to celebrate the birth of our Lord.
The reason they did was to subjugate and squash Saturnalia, a week-long period of satanic lawlessness and bloodshed that took place in Ancient Rome – the then Capital of the world – from December 17th to the 25th. Read Is Christmas Pagan? for an in-depth look.
So what did the dark forces do to get back at Christians?
They got their minions, the underground Satanists (otherwise known as Jewish neocons, in cahoots with their bought-and-paid-for politicians in the US government), to perpetrate their act of terrorism on Jesus’s actual birthday – 9/11. Then they conveniently blamed it on Muslims so as to give the apartheid satanic state of Israel a green light to destroy the Middle East with a view to creating Greater Israel. It’s like they meant to say, “Hey Jesus, you took away our week of bloodshed and lawlessness (Saturnalia), we’re taking the day of your birth. and we’ll use it to spread bloodshed and lawlessness all over.”
At least that’s their diabolic plan, but the blowback will not be late in coming.
“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8
During the Christmas season many experience an indescribable longing.
It is God using that time of the year – that time when we celebrate His birthday as a man – to tug at our spirit and draw our attention to what He has done for us.
Christmas is a time set aside by Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus, God who became flesh and dwelt amongst us. God chose to become a man in order to experience our pains, our joys, our hopes, and our failures. That way when He says, “I know how you feel,” we know it’s true.
He also came to give the greatest gift imaginable. The gift of Himself in our lives.
A gift that fills all the cracks of our human frailty: the emptiness, the hurts, the regrets, and the failures. A gift that in the end will take us from this earthly life to the eternal one. And there’s only one way to get that gift.
Make sure you claim it right here, if you have not already done so.
To help set the mood for the Holidays, we’ve selected two songs about the real reason for the season. JESUS. Watch videos below.
If your soul is not stirred when you listen to them, there might be something wrong😉 .
The following is a compilation of 44 Prophecies of the Messiah fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
As you read it, keep in mind that the Bible is composed of 66 books by about 40 different writers of various backgrounds, who lived during a period of about 1,600 years. Yet this amazing book as a whole presents one coherent message: Jesus is the Messiah, God made flesh.
|Prophecies About Jesus||Old Testament
|1||Messiah would be born of a woman.||Genesis 3:15||Matthew 1:20
|2||Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.||Micah 5:2||Matthew 2:1
|3||Messiah would be born of a virgin.||Isaiah 7:14||Matthew 1:22-23
|4||Messiah would come from the line of Abraham.||Genesis 12:3
|5||Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac.||Genesis 17:19
|6||Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob.||Numbers 24:17||Matthew 1:2|
|7||Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah.||Genesis 49:10||Luke 3:33
|8||Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne.||2 Samuel 7:12-13
|9||Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal.||Psalm 45:6-7
|10||Messiah would be called Immanuel.||Isaiah 7:14||Matthew 1:23|
|11||Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.||Hosea 11:1||Matthew 2:14-15|
|12||A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace.||Jeremiah 31:15||Matthew 2:16-18|
|13||A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah||Isaiah 40:3-5||Luke 3:3-6|
|14||Messiah would be rejected by his own people.||Psalm 69:8
|15||Messiah would be a prophet.||Deuteronomy 18:15||Acts 3:20-22|
|16||Messiah would be preceded by Elijah.||Malachi 4:5-6||Matthew 11:13-14|
|17||Messiah would be declared the Son of God.||Psalm 2:7||Matthew 3:16-17|
|18||Messiah would be called a Nazarene.||Isaiah 11:1||Matthew 2:23|
|19||Messiah would bring light to Galilee.||Isaiah 9:1-2||Matthew 4:13-16|
|20||Messiah would speak in parables.||Psalm 78:2-4
|Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35|
|21||Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted.||Isaiah 61:1-2||Luke 4:18-19|
|22||Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek.||Psalm 110:4||Hebrews 5:5-6|
|23||Messiah would be called King.||Psalm 2:6
|24||Messiah would be praised by little children.||Psalm 8:2||Matthew 21:16|
|25||Messiah would be betrayed.||Psalm 41:9
|26||Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field.||Zechariah 11:12-13||Matthew 27:9-10|
|27||Messiah would be falsely accused.||Psalm 35:11||Mark 14:57-58|
|28||Messiah would be silent before his accusers.||Isaiah 53:7||Mark 15:4-5|
|29||Messiah would be spat upon and struck.||Isaiah 50:6||Matthew 26:67|
|30||Messiah would be hated without cause.||Psalm 35:19
|31||Messiah would be crucified with criminals.||Isaiah 53:12||Matthew 27:38
|32||Messiah would be given vinegar to drink.||Psalm 69:21||Matthew 27:34
|33||Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced.||Psalm 22:16
|34||Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed.||Psalm 22:7-8||Luke 23:35|
|35||Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments.||Psalm 22:18||Luke 23:34
|36||Messiah’s bones would not be broken.||Exodus 12:46
|37||Messiah would be forsaken by God.||Psalm 22:1||Matthew 27:46|
|38||Messiah would pray for his enemies.||Psalm 109:4||Luke 23:34|
|39||Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side.||Zechariah 12:10||John 19:34|
|40||Messiah would be buried with the rich.||Isaiah 53:9||Matthew 27:57-60|
|41||Messiah would resurrect from the dead.||Psalm 16:10
|42||Messiah would ascend to heaven.||Psalm 24:7-10||Mark 16:19
|43||Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand.||Psalm 68:18
|44||Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin.||Isaiah 53:5-12||Romans 5:6-8|
Compiled by Mary Fairchild.
“I will build my assembly, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” Matthew 16:18
Jesus prophesied that the powers of hell will not conquer His assembly of believers. Which means if they won’t conquer it, they sure will try. Because to fail to conquer something is to have tried to conquer it. Therefore, the powers of hell will throw everything they’ve got at Christ’s assembly of followers, both corporately and individually.
Christ’s prophecy is under way and will continually be under way even though the powers of hell have no chance of winning.
Corporately, the assembly is under assault every which way: false doctrines, false preachers, false teachings, etc. See Church Reform
Individually, every Christian is under assault not only from their exposure to the corporate assembly but in their private lives as well: morally corrupt entertainment and books, evil governments and their agendas, social reengineering such as homosexuality and the redefinition of the family, sexual promiscuity, divorce, feminism, deadly pharmacology, false and ungodly scientific theories, propagandistic news, endless wars, etc.
The forces of hell have encircled the assembly of Christians. However, there’s no need for Christians to fret. See The War on Christianity
“…in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
All that’s needed is for all to stand their ground while putting on the full armor of God (i.e., the commandments of God). See Of Legalism and Christians
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13
Now why does Jesus allow such a spiritual assault on His people? Why does He allow Christians to be pounded to no end? What does such a relentless assault accomplish?
“And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested.” Zechariah 13:9
“So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:7
Only those who truly love God will stand their ground in the face of such adversity. That’s why God allows such a relentless assault.
He’s testing His people to purify them.
“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” Job 23:10
Christians and non-Christians are not treated equally upon death.
1) True Christians, who follow God’s commandments, go to be with the Lord when they die.
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8
They live and reign with Him in Heaven because they are partakers of the first resurrection (i.e., salvation in the resurrected Christ, who performed the world’s first resurrection).
“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection! The second death [or eternal hell] has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with Him for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6
The thousand-year period is not literal, just like the thousand in the following verse is not literal either.
“For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10
The word thousand in these instances means many or a great amount. The cattle on the thousand and first and second and third hills do not belong to someone else, they still belong to God.
With that same understanding, Christ is now reigning over the earth through the New Order or the New Covenant, and no one but God knows when that unlimited period will end.
2) Those who are NOT Christians are dead in spirit.
“The Spirit [of Christ] gives life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10
The dead in spirit are placed in a holding pattern after their physical death. They await Judgment Day which will come about following the thousand-year reign of Christ and the end of the world.
“They [Christians] came to life [in heaven] and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead [non-Christians] did not come to life until the thousand years were completed…The dead [non-Christians] were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books… Anyone whose name was not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life [Jesus’s Book of Life] was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:4,5,12,15
“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem [the Assembly of all Christians], coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her Husband [Jesus]. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.’ ” Revelation 21:2-3
“Then we [Christians] who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17
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“There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies… It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.” 1 Cor 15: 40,42
Faithful Christians will receive said heavenly bodies on resurrection day when God shuts it all down at the end of the world.
Jesus received such a body after He rose from the dead and not even His disciples could recognize Him unless He opened their eyes.
“At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.” John 20:14
“Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.” Luke 24:31
Consequently, the earthly biological side Mary passed to Jesus was immediately gone upon His resurrection. But given that Jesus was crafted from the very beginning with the Divine seed when He was born, He kept His paternal and heavenly side which bore the mark of His crucifixion.
“As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!” John 20:20
After His resurrection Jesus was and is now fully clothed with a heavenly body that is wholly and solely crafted by the Father Himself. It is a body that is independent of mankind’s current nature and no longer endures the weaknesses of the flesh.
On that day, when all true Christians receive such bodies, it will be a joyful day indeed.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the old things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4