Ancient lessons 4 a modern world the supernatural strikes us

Elijah after being told by an angel that he wasn’t man enough to make the 40 day journey without eating a supernatural charged food, one suspects. Because after eating, Elijah successfully completes his journey. Only to have the word of the LORD ask, “What are you doing here?” Apparently his answer was accepted because Elijah was given a new directive.

But before addressing that directive, if you haven’t, it’s suggested that the reader study the previous discussions. As some of what appears in the above paragraph could be ambiguous to the reader.

Elijah was concerned over what was occurring because the trend was to absent God from the public forum. In order to accomplish that society went about killing those who stood for God. At one point, he tells God that things have gotten so bad that he stands alone in defending what God expects from the people, and that his own life is in danger.

And the word of the LORD, says, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice,” 1 Kings 19:11-12.

Think how terrifying it would be to know of winds so mighty that mountains were leveled in your lifetime and right before your eyes. Followed by earthquakes destroying large land masses which created impossible to control fires.

These truths stand out to be examined. What occurred happened before the LORD, as an observer. Because we are told that the LORD passed by, but had nothing to do with aftermath of each destructive force. Telling us that like the Ravens, even the elements serve and obey him without question.

It is only God’s most cherished creation man, to whom He gave freedom to choose that defies him, then and today. That was Elijah’s complaint! And everything that followed was a response to humanities defying of what, was and is, sacredly recorded by the word of the LORD.

And so it is, in our modern world. Natures violent eruptions are supernatural strikes against an erring and defying people.

And then we have these words, “And after the fire a still small voice.” For Elijah, it was a new assignment, 1 Kings 19: 15-16. And verse 18, Elijah is assured that 7,000 remain faithful.

For us the believing faithful, that still small voice speaks to each in a personal and specific manner. And we have the assurance that the gates of hell will not prevail against whatever that still small voice says to each and everyone of us. (Matthew 16:18)

From previous two discussions, and with this one, the mighty should be dumbfounded. With the menu’s of divine providence always prevailing. For tomorrow help comes from where it’s least expected. Because God, has a date with destiny.

worlds beyond the obvious

The ways of Elijah’s Ravens, are best understood from yesterdays discussion because of their mysterious wonderment. Could they have been angels or God himself?

We know that birds when directed serve the interest of their Creator, like all of us do. We know that these Ravens were more than just ordinary birds. Because they were able to receive directives, think and react, and then obey them.

And astonishingly, they knew Elijah, and where able to find him. And could it be that in light of, 1 Kings 19:5-10, that it’s possible that the Ravens from the previous discussion were angels?

This is shared because of this padre’s fascination with angels. Because as a toddler, this padre had an angelic encounter through the personage of what appeared to be a woman. Who told me that I was to become a priest. For decades, she would appear looking after me. Especially, after a demon murdered my mother. I knew it, nobody else did, and I wasn’t talking, or they would have had me committed to an insane asylum.

Being called to be a priest, and being a priest are vastly different. The latter requires the birthing experience of Romans 10:9-10 and 1 Corinthians 5:17. That demon that killed my mother was determined to destroy me. And it almost succeeded, as I was well on my way as a willing participant in the deepest abyss of darkness imaginable. When unexpectedly, and not seeking deliverance, I was delivered. The presence of light drove me to my knees to confess my sins which is best described through Romans 10:9-10.

Upon rising the next morning, I knew something was very different. Securing a Bible, I began searching for answers, and when I found 2 Corinthians 5:17, I had found my answer.

Having said that, lets see where we find Elijah. Of all places, he’s sleeping under a tree. When he was touched by an angel, who spoke to him, 1Kings 19:7. And in verse 7, we discover that it happened a second time. During those times he ate and drank, this padre suspects Elijah consumed a supernaturally charged food. Because what he was about to undertake, was beyond his physical abilities. Which was a 40 day journey to the mountain of God. Only to be asked when he got there by the word of the LORD; “What are you doing here? And he answered, “I’m zealous for you.” The people are turning from your ways. Destroying everything that represents you, and what you expect from them. Going as far as to kill those who defend you, and only I remain.

For tomorrow, ancient lessons for a modern world, as the supernatural strikes.

different world order its origins

The sons, and their father were a little stunned at hearing from their beloved grandfather and father that he had had a face to face conversation with God Almighty. Who informed him that he had been chosen to be an instrument in the hands of divine providence to create a different world order.

Thinking that perhaps that the old guy in failing health was delusional. If Jacob sensed any of those concerns on their part, he completely ignored them. Unveiling the totality of their exchange this way.

As a people, Jews, you are going to be prosperous and in numbers large enough to make you a formidable inhibitor to opposing powers. They will have different plans for the order of the world. In contrast My plan is to make all nations prosperous through you. And when you are gone, your children will continue to perpetuate your inheritance from one generation to the next. Because, My decrees are everlasting.

Their plan through out the centuries is to partition the world in such away that one kingdom would be rich and powerful through a single dominant power. Leaving the rest of the worlds populous poor. Forcing one unprecedented war after another with the indent of winner being like you, Jacob. Once they discover what I’ve done for you. But it will not be because of the whys, and hows discussed yesterday.

Suddenly Jacob noticed Joseph’s sons, and asked, “Who are the boys with you?” Joseph replied, “They are my sons who were born here in Egypt.” “Bring them to me,” he said, “So that I can bless them.” The old man now frail, and with failing eyesight making him nearly blind. So Joseph brought the boys up close to their grandfather. Oh, Joseph, sire of nations, I never expected to see your face again, and now the Almighty has privileged me to see your children as well. So he kissed, and embraced his two grandsons.

Authenticity is important, though engaged in story telling which was done for clarity purposes. Here are the actual text materials, Genesis 48:1-6; 8-11. For tomorrow, a discussion of what is making today’s world so chaotic.

Lessons 4 Prosperity

History is a good teacher. And, history is God! Those who refuse to learn from Him are doomed to repeat His courses again and again. That’s how the world become uglier. On the other hand those who pass His tests, reap His rewards. And the world enjoys His bountiful provisions. Which world, do you live in? Obviously, those who have learned are a shrinking minority while those who haven’t are turning their lives and our America into a wasteland.

So here we go! The word of the LORD came to him (Elijah). Get away from here! And it shall be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.

So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” See Hebrews 13:8. Meaning get out of where you are, and live your life according to the word of the LORD in that same environment.

Be like Elijah, who went into a cave, and spent the night in that place. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?” So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I only am left; and they seek to take my life.” See 1 Kings 19:9-10. And continue reading, 1 Kings 19, and while reading determine what the word of the LORD would have you do. You do that by consulting and studying other scriptures.

So you say that’s Old Testament stuff. Think again! The Word of the LORD is none other than Jesus Christ. We learn that from Revelation 19:13. Where we find this everlasting historical truth. And He was clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood; and His name was called the Word of God. The centuries have changed, but God’s applications have not. One of which is to seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. See Matthew 6:33. Which means you’ll have the basic staples for survival while you are needed here, at the very least and maybe a whole lot more. To comprehend that, you must think beyond material substances. The folly of most.

Here’s how it played out for Elijah. The Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. See 1 Kings 17:2-7. He had learned histories lessons and life’s necessities were his. While others, who had failed to learn his lessons went without. Which always creates an ugly environment, of winner takes all.

Jesus isn’t Santa, as some think, not in July and certainly not in December. So learn this, Jesus has a long memory and bounties are showered upon those who bring forth fruits worthy of repentance. See Matthew 3:8. But sometimes at a great price; even death. Know your scriptures; know your riches in there rightful priority.

Best way to experience Elijah type of fulfillment is to ask, what can I do for Jesus, and not live the life of what can Jesus do for me. He’s already done enough. That vesture dipped in blood, is His body. The lamb foreordained to be slaughtered from the beginning of time. 1 Peter 1:20 and Revelation 13:8.

To be continued:Angelic encounters

beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth

What do we have going on here, a play on words or not? It’s the or not. What we have going on here is a prophecy about Catholic popes, six through eight. But not in that order of one through eight, with the discourse centering around popes six, seven and eight. But rather the last three Popes to plaque the world. With, emeritus Pope Benedict XV1, being the seventh beast to be followed by the sixth beast, who is also the eight that was, and is not right now because he’s in a very different place with many other devils, more on that later. Who is he none other than, Pope John Paul 11. Who will reemerge to be the final beast.

What follows is straight from the infallible word of God. Which is a highway for natural and supernatural understanding for all personal and global affairs. Seek enlightenment hat you might see the greater picture being painted beyond this discussion. Because, there is one!

Our Bible is a book of mysteries, that at times makes it a very complex book. Take for instance the phrase, “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eight, and is of the seven, and is going to hell.” See Revelation 17:11.

And so, John unveiled this history with some help from history, not known during John’s time. Because the sixth beast had not arrived to disgrace Christendom, and to serve the interests of the Devil. As have all pontiffs, who have declared that their ascension to authority as God incarnate through man occurred because Jesus said to Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” See Matthew 16:18a. In other words the popes for discussion had, or will have non-human entities living within them. And have served, or will serve the interest of the Satan, and are the antitheses to Jesus Christ. And as His opposite, their imitations of Him will be subtly deceptive and destructive to the interest of humanity. A difficult concept for most to accept today. Believe it, or not, matters not because you may well live to see and experience some of the worlds greatest tragedies to be absorbed by humanity.

Today are able to speculate, who was the sixth beast because we think we know who is the seventh beast. Making the eighth beast the one, who will return from the dead. Which also must be a matter of speculation.

There has existed within the Vatican, by denial, any merit to all of this. Fueling the fires about all of this is an ancient vision given to Saint Malachy which he delivered to Pope Clement 111, in 1140 AD. Who had it buried, in the deep locked vaults within the cellars of Roman secrecy. But like all secrets, they have a way of escaping by finding their way into the hands of historical researchers. As was the case with the Malachy visions, but they didn’t create much interest. Because not many were interested in ancient biblical prophecies in the process of unfolding. Until Pope Benedict XV1 arrived as 267th beast on the world scene and the last before the eight beast. Whom Saint Malachy identified, by his name to reign, as Petrus Romanus. If so, Peter the Roman will be the manifestation of the sixth beast. The last before the city on seven hills is destroyed by fire. See Revelation 18:16-19.

Mysteriously, complex, yes, because there is a glitch in the Malachy prophetic vision. Because Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, didn’t take the name of Petrus Romanus. We know the Cardinal as, Pope Francis. Details later.

Many people are familiar with this scriptural admonishment. With just as many being puzzled by it because how can one be weary of one never seen. And I quote, “Be sober, be vigilant the devil, as a roaring lion walks about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8. This padre suggest that the devil does manifest himself through people. People like the pontiffs who reign from the city on seven hills. That the world knows as Vatican City.

If truth be found within this discussion, then we could well be on the verge of experiencing the presence of the false prophet, Peter the Roman, and the anti-Christ, a dominant world leader both empowered to do miraculous signs and wonders through the dreaded Dragon. (scriptural texts Revelation 13:1-12.

With God squeezing in this admonishment, “If any person has an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. See Revelation 3:22. Have you heard? If so, gear up resist their evils till the very end by being steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by our brethren everywhere. See 1 Peter 5:9.

To be continued!

divine providence a history

One night while alone an ordinary man had an unusual experience. For this discussion, we begin with Genesis 32:24 and ends with verse 30. There we find that Jacob spent the night wrestling with a man whom he could not prevail against. Perhaps sensing that he was losing, he pleaded to be freed, but the plea was denied. Unless he blessed this stranger. Shortly Jacob discovered that he was having a face to face conversation with God. With God asking Jacob what his name was? He answered Jacob. Then God replied, your name will be called Jacob no more. Your name shall be Israel. As a prince, you have power with God and with men. In the end by the mercy of God, Jacob or Israel prevailed in his all night struggle. Then God blesses Israel. Then Israel came to understand his face to face encounter with God. The short phrase,”my life is preserved,” has this future meaning. Judah or the Jews will experience some horrendous hardships. Which will be discussed as I progress, but not to the point of extinction, as many are plotting. Especially the Arab/Muslim world. Which includes all Muslims shored on Abraham’s sacred lands; the USA! More about this, also. But for now, I refer you Genesis 17:1-4.

It is difficult to say which scriptures are more significant when compared to others. But the renaming of Jacob to Israel, and his face to face experience with God. Along with how that encounter is playing out on the world stage today; must be considered very significant. So significant that it lays the foundation for understanding our current times.

Many people just live life from birth to death. With not the slightest clue about the larger more complex world surrounding them. Forced to settle with what happens, happens. That is not the case with Christians. Christians, can chart the path of events with knowledge of that larger more complex world. Coming to grips with events as they might occur. We can not predict just how events will occur. Neither can we pin point dates on a calendar or even guess with any degree of accuracy. However, God has provided enough guidance for us to know that certain future events will occur. Then we can match them with world events. Securing an awareness that the world, as we know it, is rapidly heading for biblical foreclosure.

Starting with the two previous discussions. Then continuing with this discussion and the others that follow. This padre will take you on a journey that is both enlightening as it is frightful. Readers will be handed a gift. That will help them from a biblical perspective understand our current times from the biblical past. That is the extent of God loves for his believing creation. Some promises are worth repeating, Jesus promised, “I am the light of the world. Those that follow me will not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” John 8:12. Meaning the road map for understanding the journey to the end is ours to own.

Jesus commanded us to pray, “Your kingdom come,” Matthew 6:9. With yet another promise, “And behold, I come quickly,” Revelation 22:12. What a magnificent history lies between those verses in Matthew and Revelation. Learn it! Know It! And, be a part of destiny, for the glory of our Redeemer!

He who testifies these things says, Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:20-21.

Post Script: To get a real feel for what has been written today and for what is to follow. You are encouraged to really familiarize yourself with yesterdays discussion. Especially what was said in the once sacred halls of our United States Congress in 1776.

Need a cure swallow this

Lets take a journey into the book of Revelation. A book filled with symbols and drama requiring a back and forth knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments. Even with that some of the symbols are open to speculation. Take for example the imagery of the slain Lamb. Referring to Jesus Christ who was murdered in order to redeem us by his split blood, Revelation 5:9. Also note the explicit acknowledgment, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has universal implications.

Then note the imagery of the Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes, Revelation 5:6-7. This suggest that the slain Lamb is of superior power with nothing escaping his understanding. Perfect in power, knowledge and insight. The Bright Morning Star of Revelation 22:16, who is able to light the way. With healing in his wings connected with Malachi 4:2 with its implicit and necessary tie to Matthew 1:21.

For that is the essences of our Judeo/Christian heritage. You shall call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins. It has been said by world policy makers at various stages of history. That we are involved in a struggle over ideas. And that those, whose ideas prevail will shape human destiny. Such utterances are usually presented as secular arguments. Which is why the world is in such a mess. Yes! All of history has been a struggle for the souls of humanity. Fighting and dying over whose ideas that will shape and determine human destiny. It should and must be our Judeo/Christian ideas that must prevail. If America, and the world community is to return to a peaceful and then prosperous future. Because, such ideas are of a supernatural origin. Now for the biblical foundation to support such a proposition.

Revelation 5:4-5, finds John weeping because no one was found worthy to open and read the book, or to even look at the book. But John was told not to weep because one was found worthy. The one worthy was the “Lion of the tribe of Judah,” the “Root of David.” Which is an explicit reference to the greatest mysteries in the Bible, unexplainable by human logic. Here we are presented with the duality of Jesus Christ. His human ancestry is with the nation of Judah or modern Israel. With his divine nature occurring through the “Root of David.” Which establishes his credentials as being fully human, while at the same time being God.

This mystery has begged for a logical explanation of how this could be possible. There is no human explanation but there is a Biblical one. It is found in Revelation 19:11-12, where the Faithful and True, who in righteousness judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire. On his head were many crowns. A name was written that no man knew, but he himself. Verse 13, “and his name was called the Word of God.” The duality of his humanity and divinity come from verse 12, a mystery known only to Jesus Christ. Suffice for our knowledge is that he is the “Word of God.” But as the book of Revelation closes, Jesus highlights his divinity and humanity. “I, Jesus, have sent to you my angel to testify unto you these things in the churches, I am the root and the offspring of David…,” Revelation 22:16.

That is where we get our Judea/Christian heritage from. His humanness through the tribe or nation of Judah. His divinity, and humanity where Christ himself declares himself to be the offspring of David. A mystery kept secret known only to the slain Lamb.

America and the world is faced with varied, and complex mixtures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as forces under God. These religions, and not the United States, or some other world body like the United Nations will determine the worlds future. Islam is the enemy of Judaism and Christianity. Because Islam stands in opposition to every thing Jewish and Christian! And because of their hatred of the Jews and Christians, they represent the most eminent threat of the 21 century to global civility and economic security. Muslims are responsible for the currant global insecurity which will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the world community, specifically the United States, wakes up to save itself from this barbaric menace.

If there is to be cure, it must come from the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who must rise to devour Islam. Whose king is David and whose divinity is of the root of David. Reaching to Christendom through Jesus. Uniting Jew, and Christian in the humanness associated with the tribe of Judah. And supernaturally through David to Christ.

Hope for America if the language spoken is received

The wind will blow where it wills. Snatching a scarf and twirling it where it wills. Dropping it mysteriously at the feet of some unsuspecting bystander. With a bystander being a person not paying attention to surrounding events. When suddenly being impacted as the wind blows, the scarf twirls and plops at ones feet. Why because of happen chance or by divine design? Find out, as you read on.

So it is with the Word of God, pictured as wind. Blowing where it will, only to be heard, but unable to tell where it came from, or where it will go. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit, John 3:8. And that is how it is with life’s supernatural encounters, they occur outside of our sphere of knowledge or influences and then determines our destiny.

This wind is picturesque of our triune God. Through the personages of God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and their Spirit. Jesus Christ, who is seen as one whose body is described as a vesture dipped in blood, and whose name is The Word of God, Revelation 19:13. Demanding that whatever, The Word of God, reveals it should be taken in a very serious manner. Because no one sacrifices their own blood, without having high hopes of expectations for the recipient of that blood. Jesus himself made that very clear, “Therefore, by their fruits you will know them, Matthew 7:20. “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone, according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.

The first expectation is that the fortunate bystander becoming aware of the mysterious Wind of God. By experiencing that blood drenched body at ones feet; allowing one to be born of the Spirit. Like the mystery of the wind which we all can relate to, and so it is, with everyone born of the Spirit. Indescribable, but the recipient becomes fully aware of this birthing experience when it occurs.

Briefly, I will share my own experience with the Word of God. It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. His Word first touched me at a very young age, before the age of five. I remember a fondness for the family Bible. Turning its pages and looking at its pictures. Coming across a particular picture while looking closely at it, and being over whelmed by it, having this indescribable awareness that my destiny was associated with that Bible. I spent so much time looking at those pictures that my mother became alarmed and hid the Bible. But I would search for it, until I found it, and repeated my picture searching. Until it was hidden securely never to be seen by me again. But the manner in which those pictures touched me never went away, not even to this very day.

But being raised in a high Lutheran/Catholic tradition, Christianity did not hold much appeal. Until one day while reading portions of the gospel of John. They kind of resonated with me but that was just about it.

Later in a room alone reading a book about sin. Suddenly with complete lack of expectation, I was the recipient of that very wind. Blowing where it willed, that very Spirit, The Word of God, transformed my life with his Spirit. Driving me to my knees in confession of my sins and anointing me with his very presences. Not a presences that I could see, but a presences I could acknowledge.

My reading room was dimly lit, but then it glowed with a light from the upper right corner. Soon I knew that I was a different person with different attitudes and expectations. Which took me scripture hunting for an answer for what I experienced. Sometime later, there it was, “Therefore, if any person be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold. all things are become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17. It was the culminating of an experience started as a very young child.

There is a lot of history between the lines of my brief explanation with the Spirit of God. Like my angelic calling to the priesthood, as a very young child. Who looked after me, as evil wrestled with me to claim me as their own. It took me decades to understand and appreciate what had occurred.

In John, chapter three, Jesus was talking to a person of authority named Nicodemus. He was having trouble understanding verse eight. As a person of authority Jesus expected him to know certain things as a Jew. Which he could not because it can not be understood, only experienced! Jesus responded, “Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what we know, and testify what we have seen, and you not receive our witness,” John 3:11. And that, not only was Nicodemus’ problem, but it is the problem plaguing America today. Like Nicodemus, most Americans refuse to receive the Christ witness.

The Word of God is picturesque of the wind whirling as it wills. Dropping itself mysteriously at the feet of many people in authority only to be rejected. In this period of history, at the feet of Donald John Trump, the forty fifth President of these United States. How he responds to the Christ testimony and witness will determine his presidential future and the future of the United States.

More important are the ordinary people of these United States. May those outside of the Christ family become receptive to the Word of God. Aware of the wind that blows where it wills. Embracing His bloodied body and experiencing the new birth provided by Jesus. No one sacrifices their own blood, with out having high hopes of expectations for the targeted recipients of that blood. In whom the destiny of the United States rests and not just the administration of Donald John Trump.

O! The beauty of what Jesus taught. “If I told you earthly things, and you believe them not, how shall you believe, if I tell you heavenly things? John 3:12. Heavenly things can only be understood, as the Wind from God mysteriously blows where it will. Twirling His bloodied vestured body by dropping it at the feet of some. Being picked up, and then giving them insights into heavenly insights. And all the recipients said hallelujah, glory be to God. Because their is no greater awareness afforded humankind, than knowledge of heavenly things.


Christendoms future city a war away

For devout Catholics, and Protestants the controversy over whether Peter was the first Pope will never cease. It’ll never end because the antagonists will never concede from their perspective positions. So why argue, a pointless positional proposition which is exactly what is not to follow. It is better to be a doer than a arguer. So here’s your scriptural foundation for Peter the rock. Indeed the lead person, for then and now, but no more important than you or me for this world changing body called the church. And if you don’t know which church is the true church of God, you are about to find out.

Here we go with the most significant conversation ever to take place before God and man because of its past, present and future implications. With Simon Peter answering and saying, “You are the Christ the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered, and said unto him, “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonia, for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I say also to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock (Christ) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Do you know what that means? That you’ll discover, too. It’s so powerful that it’s pitiful that it’s not utilized today by the church. Then He charged, his disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus, the Christ, Matthew 16:16-20. Why the clandestine instructions of verse 20? Answer later.

Peter confirmed that Christ, himself, and including you and myself, are indeed that very impenetrable rock called the church. Do you get it? The church can’t be defeated? And, we are His church. Then why don’t we act like it? With Peter confirming, You also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, Therefore it is also it’s contained in the scriptures. BEHOLD! “I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and they who believe on Him will by no means, be put to shame,” 1 Peter 2:5-6.

Then Peter divides for us our two very distinguishable worlds. Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious, but unto them who are disobedient, the stone (Christ) which the builders disallowed, (religious and civil authorities, nothing has changed over the centuries, except they have learned how to silence the stone) the same is made the head of the corner. (Christ prevailed and so can Christendom, but not with out the Christ example of bodily suffering and sacrifice) And (Christ and Christendom) a stumbling stone and a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient; where unto also they were appointed, (as we all were because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23), 1 Peter 2:6-8.

In grand finale the rock Jesus spoke about are not any of those grand church structures that dot the landscape, but rather those who find the rock precious and their personal cornerstone. With concluding proof, for other foundations can no person lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ. Know you not that you are the temple of God, (his rock, his church) and that the Spirit of God dwells in you, 1 Corinthians 3:11,16.

Answering, why the clandestine instructions of Matthew 16:20. Because they’ll cut your head of if you practice the Christianity of Christ, note John 14:4, John said unto Herod, “It’s not lawful for you to have her,” for more details, read verses 1-13. John’s condemnation is one way to honor Christ, who said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. So Jesus decided to send His disciples out to fight against evil in pairs of two, Mark 6:7. Telling them to prepare for their destruction, if their message was rejected. Comparing the cities destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah, verse 11. Not familiar with the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah, read Genesis 18:20, and intervening verses, if curious, as to why skip to Genesis 19:24-29. In pairs of two and even three, Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am there in the midst of them,” Matthew 18:20. Clandestine Christ movements are more secretive in the destruction of God’s enemies. It’s a difficult journey with few and fewer taking the journey. So today we have a vanishing church. Where it is recorded, “The Amen says, … I’ll vomit you out of My mouth,” Revelation 3:14,16. And with it a vanishing America because America was destined, if you know your scriptures beyond the following to be God’s voice to a confused and lost world, Genesis 17:4, Genesis 48:19 and in Americas hay day of greatness, Genesis 49:22-26.

God’s speed to the climatic celebration of the city of Zion, Revelation 21:1-27. The faithful of Christendoms world to come, be part of it. Read those 27 verses prayerfully and in a slow meditative manner.

Angelic Encounters a Message

Sometime in the future, archaeologists digging through the rubble of what use to be the United States discovered a curious document. In that document they discovered a novel concept for Christendom.

These space travelers traveled to our galaxy from a very distant place. They were a species where everything evolved around 66 books. At any rate they came here as a result of an angelic encounter. It is said that there commander for this expedition was the Apostle John. Who shared this experience, “Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. The he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book, Worship God,”  Revelation 22:8-9.

John was about to seal the end of the aged church. Representing perhaps the greatest failure to earthlings. But the angel said to John, “Do not seal the the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand,” verse 10.

With the angel categorizing earthlings behavior as follows, “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy let him be holy still,” verse 11.

With this grand finale occurring, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the End, the First and the Last,” verses 12-13.

Hex of Loughner 2

Why O God did you allow the glowing candle light from Christina Taylor Green to be snuffed out, by a guy named Loghner? After all, she was named after you.  A nine year old with bright dreams and a grand future. And who knows, despite her aspirations to be the first woman to play major league baseball. That young life might have bloomed to become a stalwart friend of yours. Making a noticeable difference with her sharing of the gospel to a world gone mad. It has been said that Christiana had a fascination with splashing in puddles. And during the course of her many eulogies, it had been said that she is now in heaven smiling and splashing in puddles. Looking down on us, and wishing for us to carry on with our lives. Because, life promises nothing beyond the moment at hand.

Christina was hexed with a spell of evil, as we all are. So here we go, with yesterday’s promise of who was in charge during the Tucson shooting rampage and what to do about it.

This is a biblical lesson for the understanding of unfortunate tragedies. Can you imagine standing on the sea shore somewhere. When suddenly, a never before seen sight emerges from the sea. That is what happened to the Apostle John, as he stood on the sand of that sea shore. Seeing a beast that had seven heads, ten horns with one crown for each horn. Who, “Opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven,” Revelation 13:6.

The focus of this blasphemy is clear, but by whom? The dragon of Revelation 12:9. Defined and described in Revelation 13:2, “The dragon gave him (the beast, a human being)  his power, and his thrown (meaning community) and great authority (meaning through individuals). Who is the dragon? None other than the Devil, note: “And the dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, WHO DECEIVED THE WHOLE WORLD; he was cast out to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him,” Revelation 12:9.

The following is the best definition for blasphemy because it defines Revelation 13:6. With blasphemy being defined as being against God. Which Isaiah, records as an attempt to become equal with God, see Isaiah 14:14. And as such, he must control God’s tabernacle mentioned in Revelation 13:6, (meaning people, who have their life source from God, including Jared Lee Loughner and other such ilk).

These are the Dragon’s goals. Which is to weaken the nations, ascend back to heaven, establish a throne whereby the stars of God, angels are subject to him. And to sit upon the mount of the congregation (meaning control of God’s people), in the sides of the north (meaning Jerusalem from where Christ will govern His kingdom and ultimately becoming the ruler of that kingdom), just like God, Isaiah 14:12b-14.

The Apostle John having seen this monster beast rising from the sea (sea being symbolic in our scriptures for among the people) and describing it as looking like a leopard with feet like a bear. His mouth looked like a lion, Revelation 13:2. Is this beast, as described actually going to emerge from the sea in the future? The answer is yes! But what is occurring is a symbolic prelude representation of grotesque evil. As witnessed in Tucson, but insignificant compared to the emerging evils of a trio destined for the bottomless pit, note Revelation 20:10. It had its beginning in heaven, as recorded in Isaiah and Revelation. Making their applications, applicable for different scenarios as history progresses from one one century to the next.

For our discussion the evil of the beast (Loughner) is among us. Taken control of and used to advance the Dragon’s ultimate goal, aforementioned. The biblical lesson to understand is that it played itself out through Loughner in Tuscon. It has done so many times, so that evil is hardly shocking, unless it’s grandiose. Like it was on 9/11, as the Muslim world attacked us, and at Fort Hood. And in Iraq, when on Saturday, 15 January 11, an Iraqi soldier deliberately opened fire on three American soldiers, killing two and wounding a third of them. Talk about pouring salt upon an open wound. Muslims everywhere did it again, as those troops were from the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort hood, Texas.

So who was in charge in Tuscon? None other then the collections of characters, the devil and his fallen angels, aforementioned. With unique supernatural ability to take advantage of people in order to accomplish evil. With a very real goal, as aforementioned. How does it happen, we don’t know. Just like scores of illnesses that befall us. It just happens and sometime answered with conjectures. And that’s what happened in Tuscon. If we knew how the Devil, and his fallen angels infected people, we could prevent such calamities like Tuscon.

Some might be wondering how was Christiana hexed? By being in the right place, at the wrong time, as the beast launched its evil. Something that can hex any of us at any given moment. Especially as Muslims, the purest force of evil are given safe sanctuary among us by the government.

What to do about it, decided to leave that for the next discussion.

The Loughner hex

Here we are a distance from the past that continues to repeat itself. After Jared Lee Loughner mercilessly gunned down 20 people. With the various media outlets still trying to figure out what went wrong. Digging deep into the brain trust of many, so that they can promote a cure.

Well it isn’t going to happen because they fail to understand, who was in charge of that Tuscon rampage. So to say, a supernatural power was, brings side aching laughter. Those who laugh first, rarely laugh last. And he who laughs last, laughs the loudest. And that notion is on good authority.

Someone wrote this, most likely David. “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves up, and the rulers take counsel together against His Anointed”  Saying “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their presence from us.” He who sits in the havens shall laugh, the LORD shall hold them in derision, Psalms 2:1-4.

Next: Who was in charge of the Tucson shooting rampage and what to do about it?

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And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet. And on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head.

And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne.

You have read some excerpts from the book of Revelation chapter twelve. Starting with verse one and ending with verse six.

The book of Revelation is complex and difficult book to understand. Because it combines what has happened, is happening, with what is still to occur.

If you want to understand world dynamics, do the best that you can to master the book of Revelation. For instance, God wanted us to see from heavens perspective what transpired concerning the birth of His church through Jesus, then his ascension to heaven. In a subtle way the church is seen through, Revelation 12:1-2. We have this phrase from verse one, “and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” God often speaks to us using metaphors that are picturesque of an important truth. Here God presents the royalty of His church by portraying the woman wearing a crown. And the twelve stars are picturesque of his twelve disciples. Who launched the greatest human event in world history, the church. Whose primary responsibility was, and is to make clear the following. “And there is no other God beside Me, a just God and a Savior. Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other,” Isaiah 45:21b-22. And that crown that the woman is wearing is picturesque to the determination and faithfulness of God to those verses from Isaiah. As acknowledged by Peter, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away,” 1 Peter 5:4. But at a tremendous cost; as we shall learn, as this series continues.

There we have centuries of history, which is still being played out upon the world stage. Because hovering over the woman who gave birth to the church, verse two. Was another wonder from heaven, and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head verse three. Expect to learn something about Pope Benedict XV1, and the emergence of the ancient Roman Empire. If so, and it’s a questionable if so, but the end times might be upon us during our lifetimes. Only observation will tell us because God gives us signs and not specific calendar dates and times. And Benedict, might be one of those signs. And equally so, he might not be one of those signs. Because what’s being discussed here is Revelation 17:10-11 which has been elaborated upon in this series.

A prince of a beast to reign again

Palls of Jesus called disciples were traveling with him, when he decided that they should take a water route to get from were they were, to were Jesus wanted to go. So the boys said, okay, and they boarded a boat and set sail. Jesus settled down to get some sleep, when suddenly a storm over took them putting every one in jeopardy. So they did the usual, by waking Jesus from his sleep. Saying, “Master we perish,” So Jesus got up, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was calm. After Jesus scolded them for there lack of faith. In fear they said one to another, “What manner of man is this! For he commands even the winds and waters, and they obey him.” (scriptural text:Luke 8:22-25).

Why the storm? Because the devil might have suspected that Jesus was on his way to help us understand some truths not easily understood. The two had been quarreling for centuries. Ever since the serpent convinced the woman that it was okay to ignore God’s edict, when He said to her, “But of the tree which is in the midst of the garden you shall not eat nor shall you touch it lest you die.” (scriptural text:Genesis 3:3. Unraveling a scriptural prophecy which haunts the world to this very day. When God declared, “And I will put enmity between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heal.” (scriptural text:Genesis 3:15). God declared that enmity would be between Satan and his seed, fallen man. Including natures elements like bodies of water. Challenging the seed of the virgin Mary, Jesus, fallen man’s redeemer. The storm was another attempt by the Satan to bruise the heel of Jesus. But instead, Jesus rebuked the storm sparring His disciples from a likely death. And in so doing serving figuratively here as their redeemer. And illustratively bruising the head of Satan. Which here serves, as His supremacy of dominance, enlightenment, and deliverance for those savvy enough to grasp the deeper message of the aforementioned texts. And the saints said, praise God. Amen!

Well that’s just the beginning for even devils fear and obey him. But to get a grip on all this we have to look at some other scriptures. We have this interesting scripture, “The beast that you saw, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.” (scriptural text:Revelation 17:8a).

The bottomless pit is a term peculiar to the book of Revelation. And this what we know about it, And the fifth angel sounded, “And I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. And to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.” (scriptural text:Revelation 9:1-2).

In addition to human life forms from the aforementioned scripture. There is a locust/human life form which is very destructive. But given set limits, as to the death that they bring about. (scriptural text:Revelation 9:3-5). For those interested in insect, animal characteristic humanness read verses 7-11. But all that is for another day because our focus today is on the beast that ascended from that bottomless pit.

This we know from those scriptures the bottomless pit is a place of controlled confinement. And anything let loose is monitored and controlled. We are told that the beast is destined for perdition which will be explained later on. He will not be alone, as he will have the company of two others.

Jesus, and his disciples having survived their ordeal on the high seas. Finally settling in with a community of Gadarenes, Jesus was met by a man, who had problems with devils. He wore no clothes and didn’t live in a house. Instead he lived a graveyard and housed himself within tombs. (scriptural texts:Luke 8:26-27).

When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him. And cried with a loud voice. Saying, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of God most high? I beg you do not torment me!” (scriptural text:Luke 8:28).

For he (Jesus) had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles. And he broke the bonds, and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. (scriptural text:Luke 8:29).

Discourse: While dwelling within this man, that man was controlled and subservient to his host, a demon. Who forced him to suffer and endure a cruel lifestyle. To the extent that when he broke free of his captor. The demon chased him into the wilderness. A place still not of his own choosing. Therefore, the demon still was in control of this man.

Jesus had the power to withdraw this demon out from that man. And immediately, the demon recognized Jesus. But making it clear that he wanted nothing to do with Jesus, of whom with certainty, he knew all about. The demon acknowledges the supremacy of Jesus, by placing himself, bowed at the feet of Jesus. And the saints, again said, praise God. Amen!

But this demon makes this rather peculiar, and enlightening request of Jesus. Asking, “I beseech you, torment me not! Why? Because this demon didn’t want Jesus to return him to the bottomless pit. From whence it and the other demons that had tormented this man had emerged from.

And Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion because many demons were entered into him.” And they begged him that he not command them to go into the abyss. (scriptural texts:Luke 8:30-31).

Discourse: The other demons had joined the one as he spoke. Begging not to sent back to the abyss, by the very authoritative command of Jesus. It’s that one word, abyss, where awareness is gained that the abyss references the bottomless pit. Note: The beast that you saw, and is not shall ascend out of the bottomless pit. (scriptural text:Revelation 17:8a).

How horrible is that deep bottomless pit? And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought him that he would suffer them to enter them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. (scriptural text:Luke 8:32-33).

Discourse:Those devils preferred that option, as opposed to being sent back to the deep or the bottomless pit.

Some concluding refreshers. This scripture tells us of our yesterdays, our today and tomorrows. And there are seven kings, five are fallen, one is and the other is not yet to come. And when he comes, he must continue for a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and he is of seven that goes into perdition. (scriptural text:Revelation 17:10-11).

Discourse:We arrive at a place in history preordained by God. Where God wanted a particular age, ours to discern current world events. The key is to identify the sixth beast, who would continue for short space. That beast is Pope Benedict XV1/Pope Francis. In order to determine the eighth beast, we have to identify their predecessor, who was the sixth beast. Because, he is also the eighth beast. Easy to identify because Benedict’s/Francis’ predecessor was Pope John Paul 11. With that beast being the one that was, and is not, even he is the eighth. And he with the other seven will go into perdition.

John Paul 11, has been confined in the Abyss or the bottomless pit. If he is the eighth, and could be  the incarnation of Pope Francis his power will be far more authoritative and abusive than what we learned about devils from this discussion. Because, he will be the dreaded false prophet. And this son of perdition, and the anti-Christ, along with the devil. Who instigated all terror from the past, till now and to the end, will find this habitat as there’s forever. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. Where the the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented, day and night, forever, and ever. (Scriptural text:Revelation 20:10).

Discourse: Or we could have this scenario with the deaths of Popes Benedict XV1/Francis. Know that those sons of perdition have found  a new residency among friends within the Abyss or bottomless pit. Exiting will be another son of perdition, Pope John Paul 11. But this time he’ll appear as, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. And the devil in him, will manifest the beloved attributes of Pope John Paul 11. But this time with great signs of wonderment, so that all the world once again wondered after him.

The notoriety of the beast to reign again

A tale of the beast that was, and is no more, even he is the eighth. So an angel came to John, and said, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great whore, who sits upon many waters.” (scriptural text:Revelation 17:1). There is a lot of world history from the distant past, that is about to explode upon the world scene. All contained in eighteen verses from Revelation chapter seventeen. Other scriptures will help illuminate, said chapter, so we will journey there also.

To jump start things these scriptures are necessary for our understanding. And I saw one of his heads, as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. (scriptural text:Revelation 13:3). Note carefully that we are told that one of his heads, “as it were wounded unto death.” The beast died, but his deadly wound was healed! What we have here is someone who lived, died, and was brought back to life. A person recognized globally, so that the world wondered after the beast. Pretty amazing, wouldn’t you agree? So in that he was, and is not, even he is the eighth. So then, in the in between time, where is he? So lets take a journey, to see, if we can find out.

Death is a mystery because its effects can be observed and has been by all adults. So that aspect of death is not mysterious, is it? The mystery, is that all there is to ones existence on earth? The truth be known, the answer is yes and no.

The Bible teaches three indisputable facts about death, with one exception, so it would seem. First upon death, this is recorded. For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing. Neither have they any more reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. For the body, without the spirit is dead. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was. And the spirit shall return to God who gave it. (scriptural texts: Ecclesiastes 9:5; James 2:26a; Ecclesiastes 12:7).

Secondly, And no man has ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man. (scriptural text:John 3:13). Now that’s a fireball of a statement because many rise to say it isn’t so.

And now the exception, what we have here is someone who died and was brought back to life. A person, who is alive today and sometime in the future will return to earth. Someone who will instantly be recognized by people all over the world. Because we were told, ‘that the people wondered after him.’ Pretty amazing, wouldn’t you agree?

From the previous discussion, we learned that this beast is suspected to be none other than, Pope John Paul 11. The peoples pope, declared, Time Magazine. Who during his twenty seven year reign was three times declared by,Time Magazine, to be their man of the year. In total he appeared on the front cover of Time Magazine sixteen times. In addition, he made 104 foreign trips which equaled more trips abroad then all the other popes combined.

Then on, 25 May 1981, in St. Peter’s square at Vatican City, Pope John Paul 11, was shot four times at close range and was critically wounded. His assailant was eventually sentenced to life in prison by an Italian court. But upon the Pope’s return to life, he announced before the world, with the world marveling at his compassion. That he had ‘sincerely forgiven his Turkish assailant.’ Asking, Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to pardon him. With a pardon being issued to the assailant, who upon his release was deported to Turkey. All that, and much more provided the pope with all the exposure and respectability to once again be, ‘wondered after,’ by the worlds people.

How do we know for certainty that all this is going to occur? I love to hear the children singing, ‘Because the Bible told me so.’ They bellow it out with all the gusto from the oxygen powered up by their little lungs. Though not fully aware of what truths they sing, so joyfully. And resulting, in such certainty. No wonder Jesus said, Forbid not the little children to come unto me.

And so for today, I leave you with this certainty because the Bible told me so. That Pope John Paul 11, will be the last Pope to reign from Vatican City. He will be the incarnation of perhaps Pope Francis. If not Francis, then an adjustment to phrase of ‘seven kings, five are fallen, and one is not yet to come. Because the Bible reveals it to be so in Revelation 17:10-11, “And there are seven kings, five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet to come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.”

In this analogy the one that is was Pope John Paul 11, having come and gone. Waiting to come and having not arrived, but when incarnation comes will reign a short space. It is interesting to note that Pope Francis has suggested that his papacy would be of a short duration. Francis said, “I have a feeling that my pontificate will be brief-maybe four or five years; I don’t know, even two or three years. (source:13 May 2015, New York Times by Elisabetta Povoledo). Then the eight comes as a returnee to the papacy.

So for tomorrow, where is he now? Having discussed three indisputable facts about death with one exception. Touched it a little but with more depth with the next discussion. Because it’s an unique place for those not returned to dust because they had died. And whose spirits did not return to God who gave it. Which is, the customary experience upon death.

Coming the Pope that was and is not he is the eighth

As usual, Jesus had done some pretty amazing things. So amazing that crowds from the surrounding cities came to see him. Seeing the crowd, he decided to share a simple story with them. It went this way, “A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed, some fell by the way side. And it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and chocked it. But others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit an hundredfold.” And when, he had said these things, he cried, “He that has ears to hear, let him hear!” (scriptural texts:Luke 8:4-8).

As usual his disciples didn’t get it. So they asked? “What might this story be? And he said, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God. But to others in parables; that seeing might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” (scriptural texts:Luke 8:9-10).

Discourse:Everything that occurs boils down to being about the mysteries concerning the kingdom of God. Some are destined to see, and hear with the faculty of their minds and thus understand. Because the Spirit of God dwells within, they are given the ability to understand those mysteries concerning the kingdom of God. Not every one, even though  they desire to know, are given such enlightenment.

Now the parable is this, said Jesus, “The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for awhile and in time of temptation fall away. But the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard go out and are chocked with cares, riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. (scriptural texts:Luke 8:11-15).

Discourse:There you have it, why the usual is so unusual. Try as one may, the mysteries of the kingdom of God are very reserved for a select group of people, known only to God Almighty.

This discussion served as an introduction to a series concerning the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Some will understand the contents and praise God, who made seeing and hearing  understandable. Most will not! Those who do not will still be shocked at the depth of evil at the highest of places. And how, profoundly evil really is. Including from where and how this evil emerges.

Knowing 4 sure when it strikes

Passing by Jesus on a particular day, the passerby said, “Lord, I will follow you wherever you go.” With Jesus replying, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Implying that his furry, and winged friends have greater certainty of what to expect, then do his disciples, Luke 9:57-58.

Because discipleship isn’t a choice one makes that is similar to career decisions. Which results from an academic path of study. The calling of one by God into his service is just the opposite. While a seminary education surely is desirable, in some instances the called will skip that option. And go on to have a powerful, and successful ministry. It’s a matter between God and the respondent.

Being called to be a disciple hasn’t changed in 2000 years. It works in the following manner with variable occurrences. Lets take a guy named, Saul, who prosecuted Christians. And may well have been the prosecutor, who successfully sent Stephen to his death by stoning. And it may have been Stephen’s prayer that was instrumental in Saul’s calling to serve God, by God himself. Which is the way, discipleship in any age occurs. Our scriptures provide us with this account, “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit,”‘ Acts 7:59. He must have been bleeding and in excruciating pain. Because he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge,” And when he had said that, he fell asleep, verse 60.

Such a brutal death didn’t shame Saul, it seemed to energized him. As he sought, continued authority to continue his persecutions. By prosecuting both men, and women, who were disciples of Christ. (cp Acts 9:1-2).

So, he started on his journey, when suddenly, he was blinded by a bright light from heaven. Falling to the ground, he heard a voice, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Shocked no doubt, he asked, “Who are you Lord?” And an answer came back, “I am Jesus, whom you have been persecuting.” (cp Acts 9:3-5).

Shocked and trembling, Saul asked, “Lord what will you have me do?” And Saul was told to go unto the city, and there he’d be told what to do. (cp Acts 9:6).

Ananias is described as a disciple was told to go to Saul, one called Saul of Tarsus. And when he found him, God had Luke put it this way; for, behold he prays. Saul knew from a vision that Ananias would heal his blindness. (cp Acts 9:10-12).

No doubt something happened between his praying and his vision. Most likely, it was his denunciation of his sins, and the confessing of Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior. Later Saul was asked by Ananias, “Why do you tarry? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord,” Acts 22:16.

And that’s what makes becoming a disciple of Christ different than any other career pursuit. With the former, God makes the choice and it’s supernatural. And not at all comprehensible through human reasoning. And with the latter, it’s purely a human choice, and very comprehensible through human reasoning. And sometimes regrettable while the former is never regretted.

As confirmed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who while in prison for his commitment as a Christian to kill Nazism through the power of Jesus Christ. So while in prison, he wrote this letter. “I am sure of God’s hand and guidance …. You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified,” 23 August 1944. On, 09 April 1945, he was hanged. (source:Shepherd’s notes, by David R. Shepherd, Editor in Chief-Introduction-Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, published in 1937)

Putting Dietrich Bonhoeffer among a distinct group of people recognized by God himself. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (cp Revelation 12:11).

And from Saul, whom we now know as Paul. “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in many places.” (cp 2 Corinthians 2:14).

How do we explain the experiences of a Bonhoeffer or Saul, or yours, or mine in the newness of Jesus Christ? They couldn’t, and neither can we. Because the experience is hidden in what Jesus said to Peter. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona. For flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven.” (cp Matthew 16:16-17).

This has been a series of postings about the demise of the United States and a mostly unknown new world order which began on, 02 November 2014. While on that journey, ways and means were suggested as to how to avoid such a catastrophe. The ways being of God, and the means are those called by God to triumph. The question to be answered, can the church stop playing church, and start playing Jesus Christ? Noah, Saul and Bonhoeffer were a few among many who were changed and saved their world. Because only the church can change and save the world.

Here is a gem for all eternity. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Our beholder is God Almighty, who allowed Noah, Saul, Bonhoeffer and countless others to triumph by being changed and then being allowed to save their world. With the beauty being the effort that the eye of the Beholder didn’t miss. For all, no matter to what degree of service to our Beholder. It’s by mercy and grace of our Beholder that allows participation. Because God Almighty, doesn’t need human effort to bring about what he wills. It must be accepted, as a honored privilege to serve in the majesty of the Christ cause. For in so doing, and this is the aforementioned gem, The Lord said unto my Lord, “Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” (cp Psalms 110:1). And to think that we mortals have been privileged to make those occurrences a reality. Is a calling worth pursuing and accepting. Credentialed by John the Baptist, who asked, “Brood of vipers! who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of your repentance.” (cp Luke 3:7b-8a). And then notice the majesty of God Almighty, who has unimaginable options to exercise. Foreign to human comprehension just in case anyone thinks that they’re important in the cause of Christ. “For I say to you, that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.” Matthew 3:8c. If such miraculous occurrences were available to God in the first century, they are available to Him in the twenty first century. And that might be a better option, considering the state of Christendom today.

By hook and crook is it possible

Off, and running time is moving on, and a great foe is on his way to devour the house of Israel. Spotlighting Great Britain and the United States as its victims. So lets find out just how devastating this devouring will be. For that, we turn to Ezekiel 5:3-12. Where the prophet issues a warning centuries before there was a House of Israel. Which suggests, perhaps it can be avoided. But first the warning, “You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. (form the preceding two verses, Ezekiel was instructed to use a barber’s razor in order to remove the hair from his head and face). Then bind some of them again and throw them into the midst of the fire and burn them with fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel. (Suggesting that the destruction of Great Britain and her Common Wealth of Nations and the United States because they are the house of Israel. As we proceed, the fire might be the result of an nuclear attack because of large number of deaths),” Ezekiel 5:3-4.

Verse five, “Thus says the Lord God. ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and countries all around her.'” (meaning that Jerusalem is in the center of our world. With the earth’s compass  pointing North. Allowing us to determine which countries are involved, when the Bible makes reference to countries to the North. Something useful to know, when the Bible makes directional statements about people and their locations).

Verse six, She has rebelled against my judgments by doing wickedness more than the nations. And against My statutes more than the countries that are all around her, for they have refused My judgments, and they have not walked in My statutes.

Verse seven, Therefore; thus says the Lord God, because you have multiplied disobedience more than the nations that are all around you, have not walked in My statutes, nor kept My judgments, nor even done according to the judgments of the nations that are around you. (last clause, UN resolutions)?

Verse eight, Therefore; thus says the Lord God, Indeed I, even I, am against you. And will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.



Verse eleven, Therefore; as I live, says the Lord God, surely because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations (detestable = splintered and dysfunctional Christendom and abominations = abortions, gay marriages and adoptions?). Therefore; I will also diminish you, My eye will not spare you, nor will I have any pity.

Verse 12, One third of you shall die of the pestilence, (Ebola Like diseases),and be consumed with famine in your midst. One one third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I’ll scatter another third of you to all the winds, and I will draw the sword after them.

In previous postings in this series, this padre separated the destruction of Jerusalem from the House of Israel With the former and the latter suffering God’s judgments in like manner. Just because of the hugeness of the worlds nations surrounding and capturing Jerusalem and the house of Israel simultaneously. But it can’t be ruled out because Ezekiel with this series of verses makes it plausible. And it seems that the only way such an attack could succeed would be through the usage of nuclear weapons. Which is given creditability, when one studies the catastrophic impact upon these people. One third dead in Jerusalem, in Great Britain, including her Common wealth of nations and in the United States. What would drive people to cannibalism from starvation and diseases? Other than a nuclear attack. Along with its peripheries of effects by being pursued by the sword when scattered to the four winds. As though completely defenseless, and thus helpless.

Many people are interested in discerning the times because there is a sense that global instability is going to erupt in ways never experienced by humanity. And that deep rooted sense is felt by many people, is securely anchored in our scriptures.

So keep watch upon the world stage and watch for emerging events. For instance growing hostility against Israel seems to be taking center stage. Will that eventually lead to the kind of catastrophe that the prophets Ezekiel and Zachariah predicted will occur?

Know you Bible-know your world. Know your Bible-change your world. Our world needs some Noah’s, who will make 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 work.

And so you know that by hook and crook, God says it is possible.

Forsaken foregone the crushing judgment of God

An angry God trots off across the heavens determined to destroy his creation because his creation had turned to being wicked. Because humanity was obsessed to the depths of their imaginations to churn out evil. (Texts:Genesis 6:5-6). And the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them,” Genesis 6:7.

History has a way of repeating itself. When the prophet Ezekiel warned the House of Israel of this possibility centuries before there was a House of Israel. Which happens to be Great Britain, and her Commonwealth of nations. Along with the United States.

But fortunately; for you and me, God changed his mind. Because Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. A just man who walked with God, verse eight. For our time, the previous posting pretty much concluded that the same must reoccur. Or the House of Israel, Great Britain and the United States will meet a terrifying and gruesome destruction.

God lacks infamy but not the art of picturesque story telling. So he tells Ezekiel to paint this picture for Jerusalem and the House of Israel. By painting his own portrait, “And you, son of man, take a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard; then take the scales to weigh and divide the hair. You shall burn with fire one third in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are finished; and then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword, and one third you shall scatter in the wind. I will draw out a sword after them,” Ezekiel 5:1-2. Two previous postings discussed Israels demise, dated, 04 Nov. 2014, “World View from a Periscope and 05 Nov. 2014, “When Love is Brutal.”

So there is no need to rehash what is already available to be read. Other than to raise an additional question with an answer. Why would God destroy his inheritance, and the apple of his eye? (Texts;Psalms 94:14;Zachariah 2:8) Because Israel, among other sins, rejected Jesus Christ as their promised Messiah. (Text:John 1:11).

This ancient prophecy of Ezekiel has dual applications, so the judgments that Israel will experience, unless a miracle occurs. Constitute the same reasons for God judging the House of Israel referenced in, John 1:11, because we are his own by virtue of the age of the church which Jesus Christ made possible. Consider the magnificent Pauline revelation. “For if the firstfruit is holy (Jews), the lump (Gentiles) is also holy; and if the root is holy (Israel) so are the branches (House of Israel-America foremost among the House of Israel), so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree.” (Texts:Romans 11:16-17).

Know this with absolute certainty Israel as the root of God Almighty gave birth birth to the House of Israel, particularly the the United States. Antisemitism is growing in America and led by the Obama administration. This is the surest way to bring God’s judgment upon the United States. The Israeli American grafted rooting is as sacred as marriage between a man and a woman. The latter in itself has put Uncle Sam in his grave. The former will fill his grave with dirt. Making the United States irrelevant nation.

Therefore, to reject Jesus Christ as ones Savior is a sin. Which will bear judgments upon both individuals, as well as their nations. In the very real now and in the hear after because, “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” (Text:Hebrews 9:27). And life proves that dying can be terrifying and gruesome experience.

And so it will be for the House of Israel, unless some Noah’s are found. Who can move God to be merciful again. Because these Noah’s will find a way to persuade God to change his mind. Because God is looking for people who are just and perfect in their generation. People who walk with God. Text:Genesis 6:9).

God’s chronicler declares our liberation to occur through prayer, and this padre suspects action. That action to be determined individually, as each stirs their church into action. Because the church is God’s perfect remedy, for the House of Israel, who have forsaken Jesus. And thus, sparing the nation from becoming a foregone people through the crushing judgments of God. Just like it was in the days of Noah.

O! How awesome the weapons God has at his disposal to humble and if necessary to destroy the arrogant. Some of those weapons he has put into our hands. None greater than this one given to us through another of his chroniclers. “If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers made in this place,” 2 Chronicles 7:14-15.

Next, Ezekiel 5:3-4, interpreted with applicable applications of distress and destruction. If it comes to forsaking God, who will make the House of Israel a foregone people through his crushing judgments. Many people often ask, why is your God of mercy so vicious. Answer: “Your wickedness will correct you. And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore; and see, that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God. And the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord God of hosts,” Jeremiah 2:19.

History of the unimaginable

One might think that as one reads on that this stuff of verse is pure fiction. Because it’s the account of how King Jareb, and his European confederation of nations in alliance with the Arab Muslim world will defeat the United States. But there is a thread of hope, that the United States is not likely to undertake.

So lets get started by reading about some weird behaviors that Ezekiel was told to do by God. God said, “And you son of man, take a sharp sword, take it as a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard; then take scales to weigh and divide the hair. You shall burn with fire one third in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are finished; (refer to yesterday’s discussion for details) then you shall take one third and strike around it with the sword, one third you shall scatter in the wind. I will draw out a sword after them. You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. Then take some of them again and throw them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel, Ezekiel 5:1-4.

What’s that all about, one might ask? It’s the consequences for what follows below. If God’s chosen are unwilling to step up, by not allowing the history of the unimaginable to occur!

Our focus will be upon an obscure phrase from verse four, “From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel.” Because when one reads that phrase, “house of Israel” it refers to the literal fulfillment of prophetic promises made to Abraham by God. First God said to Abram, “I will make you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing, Genesis 12:2.

Next, in Genesis 17:5, God tells Abram that his name is now Abraham. God continues the conversation with this exceptional historic fact which is exploding upon the world scene today. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; And I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you, verse six. God called his declaration to Abraham a covenant between the two of them. Which would be passed onto his descendants, as an everlasting covenant, verse seven.

Abraham’s son Isaac, the son of promise whose lineage included King David to Jesus Christ. Also had two sons, one of which was Jacob. Jacob the father of twelve had a son that’s important to western civilization named Joseph. It’s the descendants of Jacob and Joseph that resulted in the eventual nations of Great Britain and the United States. Know your Bible-know your world.

Now we find that Jacob is old and dying, Genesis 48:1 So he gathers his twelve sons together to tell them what will occur in the last days, Genesis 49:1. For our purposes, we are going to review and expand upon the conversation between father and son concerning the formers grandsons and the latter’s sons. Then Israel (name changed from being Jacob to Israel Genesis 32:28) stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn, Genesis 48:14.

The church places great emphasis of importance upon ceremonial blessings extended upon individuals. And on occasions, under the right circumstances, such blessings are extended upon nations. Because such blessing are gifts from God, imparted through his servants. And because Israel blessed three individuals, his son and grandsons. They took their grandfather’s blessings and their father’s inheritance. And God through them created what was to become Great Britain and the United States. Here is the scripture foundation, “And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked. The God, who has feed me all my life long to this day. The Angel (God) who has redeemed from all evil (Genesis 32:24-30). Bless the lads; let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.Genesis 48:15-16; Romans 4 17-18.

Now Joseph becomes alarmed, thinking that perhaps his father made a mistake because of old age and failing eye sight. Seeing that his father had laid his right hand upon Ephraim and not Manasseh his eldest son, as was the custom. So he attempted to right his Dad’s error, Genesis 48:17-19. But Israel refused saying, “I know my son, I know.” “He also shall become a people; but truly his younger brother shall greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”

So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will bless, saying, ‘May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!'” And thus, he set Ephraim before Manasseh, Genesis 48:20.

And on the world stage, as of this very day. Are two nations blessed by Israel but chosen by God. They are Great Britain and her Commonwealth of Nations whose birthrights of inheritance came about through Ephraim. Followed by the United States whose birthrights of inheritance came about through Manasseh.

From the aforementioned scriptures, Israel also blessed Joseph. And said, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; his branches run over the wall. The archers have have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him. But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel (Jesus). By the God of your father, who will help you. And by the Almighty, who will bless you. With blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breast and the womb. The blessings of your father. Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors. Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brothers” Genesis 49:22-26.

And from those five verses emerged the most prosperous and militarily able nations in the history of civilization. And certainly, with their prosperity and might much harm has occurred. But so did much good, as Great Britain and the United States, time, and time again they led the way to defeat the worlds greatest tyrannies. And even today, the United States is the stalwart force against Islams determined world conquest. But unfortunately; hardened hearts, blinded eyes and deaf ears, it escapes most of the American people. And certainly, their government. With America slipping into the focus of God’s anger. Because God keeps his word, and His blessings are contingent upon a people, and their nations knowing the source of their prosperity and might.

And if Great Britain and the United States fail to acknowledge publicly the bounties given them by God Almighty. And return to being the spiritual salt of the earth and the guiding light on a hill. Because both nations have hidden their light, denying the world the light of Christ. Causing God to inspire Matthew to pen, if the salt has lost its savor, then what good is it? But to be cast out, and trodden under by the feet of foreign invaders, Matthew 5:13-15.

It would appear that the world will experience horrific consequences, as the history of the unimaginable continues to unfold and gobble up Great Britain and the United States. And, that will be the stuff covered next.

Two thoughts:Recall God’s chronicler, who was inspired to pen. “If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14. The House of Israel can be spared the conquest of the unimaginable. And secondly, a nation desperate for black gold just might find it. Because God wants his Christ centered people to be prosperous and strong! Therefore note: “… blessings of the deep that lies beneath …” Genesis 49:25.

As always destiny is in the hands of his people, and for our time meaning people who have been “born again.” So get motivated, and get your church involved. To bring the nation and its people to repentance because God said, “I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”