tragedy upon all tragedies

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“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he known them, because they are spiritually discerned.” See 1 Corinthians 2:14.

Unable to discern means that they are unable to see the difference between themselves and the people, who call themselves Christians. Perhaps that’s why everything Christian is all about foolishness. You have to look away from churched people. Because most of them are associated with conglomerates of entrepreneurs more interested in empire building than the causes of Jesus
Christ.

Hopefully the following will be helpful. The Christ focused and centered life is real. Experience that life for yourself from the comfort of your own home.
Here’s how. Slowly, and carefully study, Romans 5:6-21, until you know that you have at least some awareness of what is being said to you.

Then go to Romans 10:9-10, and confirm in your heart through your mouth what you have read. Wait awhile, maybe a few hours or so. Then turn to, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and discover the new you.

After embracing Christ, the next morning, I knew something was very different about me. I was in a very confined environment which didn’t allow for maneuverability. So I couldn’t go anywhere, had to stay put. But I had a Bible, and eventually I came across, 2 Corinthians 5:17. BINGO!

Hopefully, know what BINGO means. You don’t have to go to church. It’s suggested that you avoid such institutions. Because, few are palaces of truth, for reasons aforementioned.

But, you need to grow spiritually. So its suggested you study your Bible at home. Start you journey by studying the Apostle Paul’s writings. Starting with the book of Romans concluding with the book of Philemon. Again its suggested, study those books slowly and in a careful manner. Takes notes, and ask yourself questions with a determination that beings about answers.

When, your comfortable with your growth tackle the book of Acts in the same manner. This Padre believes Paul also wrote the book of Acts.

It might be helpful to start a Bible study group within your home adhering to the above suggestions. Overtime you, and study partners might become lampstands, who encounter angelic experiences. Fully able to enjoy Jesus in your midst. See Revelation 1:20 and Revelation 1:13.

the kill

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From Harvey to Irma, we in the states had gotten a taste of ruination imposed by culprit’s, who held no personal grudges against its targets.

That’s not the case, when it comes to North Korea. Their campaign to destroy
the United States had its birth from Korean strong man, Kim Jong-un’ grandfather, Ko Young-hui.

As we all know, the world community is mostly happy, that for now, war seems to have been tabled between North Korea and the United States.

And as, we know, Trump, is beating the drums of his own praises. Promising that N.K., will will become denuclearized Delegating the details to his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

North Korean, tyrant, Kim Jong-un is the epitome of perfect evil. And evil, will never surrenders its arsenal of maximum destruction and death. Unless it has something of equal or greater capabilities.

And, if that’s the case, North Korea will strike by pulsating the United States with exact precision targeting. No warning, no mess! Just the disabling of electronic girds. Which could disable, and destroying the nations military apparatus. Technically known as an Electromagnetic Pulse or EMP blast.

two guys same perspective

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The voice said, “Cry out!” And he asked? “What shall I cry”? “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” See Isaiah 40:6-8.

“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. Because, all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man, as the flower of the grass. And its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever.” See 1 Peter 1:23-25.

thinking

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“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think that they think; and the other eighty-five would rather die than think,” Thomas Edison.

USA extinction hangs in the balance

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Donald Trump extraordinaire of deception is not going to rescue America from oblivion. His past behaviors which he has proudly bragged about along with his public record dictates it is so.

Trump is the embodiment of one, who appears to be something he is not. Trump is a tyrant to be feared! Because he has fallen prey to forces beyond his control, who have empowered him. Casting long shadows of mistrust and suspicion globally which people sense but don’t how to react. Because darkness allows for no light.

stuff this in ur pipe and smoke it

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When it comes to Israel, hate is the byword. Some might wonder, if there is enough hate to go elsewhere. Scoundrel’s have been Jew hating for centuries. Reaching the world stage today. In Gaza, with Palestinian’s wanting what isn’t their’s. And guaranteed,never to get what they want. So they’ve joined drum beat of one unified goal which always has been and will always be. Eradicate the Jew from the face of the earth. One Jew nemesis disappears from the face of the earth and another appears.

Prompting one Hebrew to ask this question on behalf of the Jews. Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed saying, let us break their in pieces. And cast away, their cords from us.” See Psalms 2:1-3.

It is never, never and never going to happen. Because Jesus, said so! Jesus was talking about the parable of the fig tree. Declaring, “Assuredly, I say unto you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” See Matthew 24:34-36.

Exegesis. The word generation in the Greek is Genea and means race. Meaning, the Jews, as a race, and thus their nation will never pass away.

No matter what the odds are against them. In a recent, United Nations, resolution, the world body by nations voted 106 to 7, condemning Israel for defending its borders.

it is what it is

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Our need for sustainability is because it’s required that we mortal beings bless the LORD. See Psalms 103:1-5. Acknowledging His greatness as a independent sovereign being of incomprehensible honor and majesty to the human experience. Whose being must be seen as a sovereign clothed as light. Allowing mortals to see Him as a curtain stretched out like a curtain through out the heavens. It’s what makes star gazing so fascinating.

Making the stages of the Sun and Moon an intriguing curiosity because of their artistic maneuvering. Begging to be recognized by us mortals, as He dazzles us with their charms upon the water and through out the skies. A God who uses the wind, as His wings, as He globe travels. Using angelic beings as observable spirits seen as ministering flames of fire.

He did all that because He also laid the foundation of the earth, as a testimony that mortal insanity will never destroy the earth. With His majestic creation He embedded the earth with deep caverns holding the worlds waters, as His servants. Who at His pleasure the deep caverns of water stood above the mountains. And, yet at Your rebuke like the sound of thunder they fled their heights to their natural cavern containment’s.The great water ways of the world You have set for them boundaries that they must obey. Only with Your permission can they step outside of their habitats. From the mighty oceans to the twisting rivers and gentle springs all which nourish plant life and give quenching drink to other life forms.

It is said that the birds of heavens make their homes from these majestic water ways. All done by our Creator to serve the various needs of His creation. Serving a three fold purpose of a happiness, a sense of satisfaction and endurance.

He created trees as a place of residence for His birds all enjoying a particular type of tree called a nest. The same is so His four legged creatures. All governed by the moon, the sun and darkness as to how they govern their lives. They are hunters by night when man sleeps. When the sun brings forth its light, the pride of His creation man begins his labor until the cycle repeats itself.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom You made them all. The earth is full of your possessions. This great and wide sea in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great.

There are ships all about; there is that Leviathan which You have made to play there. Leviathan of apocalyptic lure alleged to be a monster of the sea and land. Perhaps Satan himself. Employing his monstrous traits upon Job. So Satan said to God, “Skin for skin! Yes all that a man has he will give for his life. So Satan went from the presence  of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. See Job 2: 6-7.

The land that we dwell upon and the seas we sail are endangered by Leviathans. Alleged by many from Leviathan’s conversation with Jesus. See Mark 5:6-9.

Portions of discussion derived from Psalms 104:1-26.

oneness

Then Arina came to his side and pressing her gray hair head to his, said, “It can’t be helped, Vasya. A son is liked a lopped off branch. As a falcon, he comes, when he wills and goes when he lists, but you, and I are like mushrooms growing in a hollow tree. Here we sit side by side without budging. But I shall stay with you for ever, and unalterably, just as you will stay with me.”

Vassily Ivanich removed his hands from his face and embraced his wife, his constant companion, with a warmth greater than he had ever shown her in his youth; she had consoled him in his grief.

Source: Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev, p. 141.

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD.” See Proverbs 18:22.

“Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with promise. That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth. And fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training of the Lord.” See Ephesians 6:2-4.

Fly ur colors

they don’t matter cas the only color that matters is red. And their is plenty of it to be seen through the erupting nature of the environment. Expressing itself through the expose of the planet. Erupting volcanoes, bizarre weather patterns, wars of unprecedented numbers. Occurrences some say, as never seen before.

Red used as a substitution for blood spilt through all aspects of nature. Including its prime nemesis, humans.

For tomorrow, it is what it is. Not always majestic but revealing.
Is there any hope for global stability and sustainable resources for one and all?

LGBT it aint so

cas the Bible tells you so.

And Adam said, “This bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” Some haven’t been able to shed that womb experience because woman was inside of Adam.

Like it or not, it’s the law. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” And, the cycle of confused identity continues.

The Bible declares, “Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts to dishonor their bodies among themselves. For even their woman exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lusts for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty.”

There is no excuse, dirty remains dirty. Cas God says, “Nature declares you should know better. Who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death. Straight people aren’t off the hook. Cas God says, “You got some problems, if you approve of such behaviors.”

Death is dimensional in scriptures addressing the physical and the material. After physical death Hades becomes ones residence, until the judgment. The other aspect of death is material loss individually and nationally.

LGBT debunked and simplified

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God had finished the grandeur of His creation. On the fifth day God created the creatures of the sea and birds. Each according to their kind, blessing them, saying be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth. See Genesis 1:20-22.

In the back of God’s mind laid this notion. The creation of a man and a woman deciding that, if would do so, He would create them male and female. See Genesis 1:27. Just a forethought of perhaps a maybe.

One more touch was needed to perfect His creation. He needed a caretaker to manage the magnificence of all He had done. See Genesis 2:4-6.

So God created the first man and gave him a uniqueness absent from all other forms of life. God breathed His breath into the nostrils of His creation. And the man became a living being. With the ability to commune with God. In other words this man was very special. See Genesis 2:7. God quickly created a special habitat for this man and called it Eden. Flourished it with vegan food substances. See Genesis 2:8-9.

And to His marvelous creation, God blessed him with freedom to manage Eden as he saw fit. But, with a stern warning, Genesis 2:15-16. It’s sad because we know he ignored the warning. And suffered the consequences, as we do also. See Romans 5:12.

Back to happier times. God decided that it was not good for the man to be alone. Perhaps God sensed his loneliness, as the man observed the various species multiplying among themselves and he was alone. So God decided to create a compatible companion for him. See Genesis 2:18. And, we find out in verse 19, that God had named His male creation Adam.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman. See Genesis 2:21-22a.

IMPORTANT: Where was the woman before God created her? Inside of Adam!
Every mortal, whether male or female has an awareness of dual sexuality. It’s just that, that awareness is stronger in some of us. So strong that they identify, as being of a gender that they are not. It’s also, the primary force resulting in homosexual behaviors. Know the reason for the way you feel; then settle in to accepting, who your are by birth gender and not feelings of attractions after being delivered from the womb.

The above is very personal for this Padre. Decades ago a male came to me for help. He confessed an unrelenting attraction for sexual relationships with men. He sought professional help elsewhere but found no release from his urges. So in desperation, he married a woman. But, he couldn’t consummate his marriage in the bedroom. Then one day, I got a call from his wife. Informing me that her husband had taken his own life. If I had known then, what I know today, perhaps he would still be with us.

x r different than u think

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“For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!'” Then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And, they shall not escape. See 1 Thessalonians 1:3.

Times are scary and dangerous all doubters are encouraged to search the global news outlets for convincing evidence. Unscrample them and determine how vulnerable you are to fall victim to one, more or many of them. The reality is they are intensifying exponentially.

Is there hope. U betcha! It’s in Jesus Christ! I for one, with many others will miss the worse of them.

You can join us. You got to understand how you became you. So we’ll start with what the Apostle Paul had to say about it. “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; (note) and your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who will do it.” See 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

The real you. You are special because you were created in the very image of God Almighty. At the dawn of human existence God created a man, as a three part being. From the Bible we know this man as Adam.

There was a time on earth, when God had a problem. There wasn’t anyone to manage what He had created. See Genesis 2:5c. So God, took some dirt from the ground, and created a being that was different from everything else He had made. The historical record is as follows. And the LORD God formed, man from the dust of the ground. A lifeless shell, a body, then God breathed His breath into his nostrils. And he, became a living being. See Genesis 2:7. That lifeless shell, ones body which houses our five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. It’s the breath that God breathed into His created being that gave him his awareness of God. With the ability to communion intellectually with his Creator which Paul identified as ones spirit.

The Psalmist informs us that a time comes that God will take away ones breath and they become dust. See Ecclesiastes 12:7. It’s a process known as death. Paul informs us that death is our inheritance. Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned. See Romans 5:12. It’s advisable to pay attention to Psalmist, who said, “Teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom,” Psalms 90:12.

From the Thessalonians scriptural portion of this discussion the referenced order is, spirit soul and body. What remains is to understand ones soul. It’s the part of us that houses ones mind, will and emotions. It’s what the Bible references as the old man. It’s the soul that gets one into trouble. Note, “put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to deceitful lusts.” See Ephesians 4:22. The soul conceives and ones senses become the executioner. The whole process prohibits one from communing with Jesus, who is God.

In case it’s unknown, as to how to commune with God, here’s how. It reverses all the blockages that prohibited communion with our Creator. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. You will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See Romans 10:9-10.

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For tomorrow, LGBT debunked and simplified.

future yours and mine

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God has made from one blood every nation of people who dwell upon the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed time, and the boundaries of their dwellings.

So that they should seek the Lord in hope that they might find Him. Though
He is not far from each of us. For in Him, we live and move and have our being.

Therefore, we are the offspring of God. We ought not to think that Divine Nature is like gold or silver, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

Truly during times of ignorance God overlooked a lot. But now commands all people everywhere to repent. Because He appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He ordained. He has given assurance to all of this by raising Him form the dead. See Acts 17:26-31.

For tomorrow, troubled times and a way of escape.

he’s there 4 the looking

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“Because what may be known of God is manifest in them. For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” See Romans 1:20.

Brief exegesis. Paul declares, “What may be known of God is manifest in them.” Your birth. Discover how you mirror God. Details tomorrow. In the meantime look at the rest of creation. It’s that observation that confirms His essences of existence.

histories most offensive crime

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The crime of blasphemy, in God’s court it’s a serious crime The law against blasphemy is one of the Ten Commandments. Blasphemy is defined for us in Exodus 20:7 as follows, “Thou shall not  take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”

Most church people don’t have the slightest clue of what constitutes taking God’s name in vain. I’ll just say this, it has nothing to do with making this insulting abusive directive, ‘God dam it.’ Read on, and discover its actual implication.

Each commandment had a particular application with each directive proving ones guilt before God. Temple worship was instituted with the blood sacrifice of animals as atonement for ones guilt.

For our time, the age of the church. From the reformations protestant movement reaching us today. Causing many to think that they have experienced God’s atonement for sin through the blood sacrifice of His Son.

But they haven’t because most modern day protestants think sin atonement through Jesus rests in the teachings of the New Testament Gospels of Matthew – John. And that belief is tantamount, to taking God’s name in vain! All gospel discussions finds the world community under the economy of the Old Testament law. Where did Jesus go to address the community? To the synagogues!

This discussion is not about taking the name of God in vain from the Old Testament perspective. But rather how God’s name is violate today.

God’s fourth commandment creates a unique exception to all His other commandments. Because of its growing global impact upon the world, as history progresses. This fourth commandment represents the war of the ages. Because it’s the struggle for the loyalty of humanity, through the struggle for their souls and ultimately their final destiny.

With Exodus 20:7, giving us God’s definition for blasphemy. This is how blasphemy against the LORD occurs. It occurs, when someone claims to stand in the place of God. Claiming to have the same powers as God and able to forgive individual sin.

It occurred for the first time in the Garden of Eden. When the serpent, the most subtle of all beasts, Genesis 3:1. Told the woman that she would not die, if she disobeyed God, verse 4. The serpent beast told the woman that if she followed her instincts. Then she would have her eyes opened, and that she, would be like God, knowing good and evil, verse five. Standing in His place in the garden knowing the difference between good and evil. What was her punishment for her blasphemy? Perpetual hardships through child bearing and the burden of male dominance, verse 16. And for the man, sorrowful labor just to eat, followed by death, verses 17-19.
The saga continues today, different time, different  players, same result. Continuing into our tomorrows, only with greater intensity.

In the New Testament blasphemy is further developed in Mark 3:29. Where we read, “But he who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.” For some centuries now blasphemy has taken new twists and turns. By people claiming to have the ability to forgive sin (priests). It occurs, when someone claims to be standing in the place of God. It’s what helped to launch the protestant reformation. Along with the catholic church denying non-clergy to right read the scriptures.

That was the crime that Jesus was accused of committing. Because he said, that He and the Father were one, John 10:30. Immediately stones were taken up to stone him, John 10:31. Because these Jewish scholars understood the law laid down in Exodus 20:7. No person on earth can act as a substitute for God. Such an act is to take and use God’s name in vain which violates the fourth commandment of the ten. So these Jewish scholars said this to Jesus, “For a good work, we stone you not, but for blasphemy and because you being a man, make yourself God, John 10:33. It is clearly recorded that only God can forgive sins, if any institution or person claims that ability it’s blasphemy, Mark 2:7.

Jesus in His defense unequivocally signaled a change would occur, when He said, “But that you might know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins.” Mark 2:10.

But that remained a mystery until God through the Apostle Paul explained that mystery through the course of his writings. Because of that mystery, and the revealing of the Holy Spirit. In accordance with the fourth commandment. Any institution, or person to claim that authority commits blasphemy against God.

The same is accomplished, for remaining stuck in the teachings of the gospels. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” John 3:16. Absolute truth, when said, not a truth for today. For today, more than belief in Jesus is needed. Although belief is also necessary.

Here is God’s formula for redemption today because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus. It’s our atonement for our sins today. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God has raised Him the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation,” Romans 10:9-10. The aspects of recognizing His resurrection and who was responsible activates, Roman 10:11 which says, “Whoever believes on him Him will not be put to shame.”

During this church age economy don’t be tricked into thinking anything else is necessary for ones redemptive salvation. Which includes church membership, tithing or baptism. During the church economy it’s about choice not duty.

Hopefully taking the name of the LORD in vain, is better understood. Because the horrors of blasphemy against God, has of yet to fully manifest itself against humanity.

adversities purpose

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Everything has a purpose, I think, what do u think? But first before, I discuss a little about adversity. Here’s a thought or 2.

First this padre writes mostly 2 the Christ community. Always hoping to motivate Christians to fight the evils of the day. Because others outside the Christ community purposefully or by accident read my discussions. It’s hoped that they’ll be motivated to explore our Christ culture and join us.

There is a difference between the Christ culture and the church culture. The Christ culture follows and implements only what the scriptures teach. While the church culture thinks that all religions lead 2 God, and therefore make their own creeds, and proclaim them as Bible based.

Here is perhaps the most important discovery that one can make during ones lifetime. The Bible is a closed book. It can only be understood by the Christ community. Here is your proof! Jesus said, “They who have ears to hear let them hear,” Mark 4:9. And He said to them, “(His followers) 2 u it has been given 2 know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but 2 those who are outside, all things are parables, so that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing, they may hear not understanding; lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them,” Mark 4:11-12.

How 2 over come adversity: “Every commandment which I command u today you must b careful to observe, that u may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers,” Deuteronomy 8:1. It’s the difference between Christ culture and the church culture. U must be careful 2 observe because it has its pleasant benefits.

Now adversities purpose: “And u shall remember that the  LORD your God led u all the way these 40 years in the wilderness (adversity can be long, y 2 humble u, 2 test u, 2 know what was in your heart, whether u would keep His commandments or not. So that He might make u know that the people shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD,” Deuteronomy 8:2-3.

Some might say, what application does that have 4 me? Moses was addressing the Jews, and I’m not a Jew, and we’re centuries away from that Jewish experience.

Here is your answer, part of it was aforementioned citing Mark chapter 4. And tied together with Galatians 3:26-29, “For we are all the people of God through faith in Jesus Christ. 4 as many of u were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female, 4 u r all 1 in Christ.”

The times and the seasons change but the applications remain the same.

Roll over play dead like a frightened dog

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“And the great dragon was cast out that old serpent. called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast with him,” Revelation 12:9.

But! The heavens were told to rejoice. “Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you that dwell in them. WOE! To the inhabitants of the earth and sea. For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time,” Revelation 12:12.

Here is how this is playing out on the world scene. “And the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Jews as the Redeemer’s family) who brought forth the child (Jesus), Revelation 12:13.

For what troubles individuals and the world community, there is no cure or solution because the  persecutions will only intensify. As it is written, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every tribe, and tongue, and nation,” Revelation 13:7.

What are we suppose to do? Roll over, and play dead, like a frightened dog? No! The gospels command must be executed. People are curious, so they asked, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. ‘Make straight the way of the LORD, as the prophet Isaiah said,”‘ John 1:22-23.

Making straight the way of the Lord can be costly because it requires condemning what God condemns. And equally important echoing this eternal message, “In the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” As it is written in the prophets behold, ‘I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare the way for you. The voice of one crying in the wilderness. PREPARE you the way of the Lord. MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT,”‘ Mark 1:1-3.

It’s not a choice, it’s a directive! Difficult, dangerous but with rewards. “These are the ones, who were not defiled with the woman, (by apostate religions, including many within Christendom today through that old serpent, who gives them their power), for they are virgins. These are the ones, who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were the redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb,” Revelation 14:4.

Doing more than u ever thought u could do

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Then I stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea…. See Revelation 13:1.

Without question this beast is to be feared. This beast will be a person of global influence. His influence will go beyond powers of a the head of state. For example from, China, Russia, or Turkey. A likely possibility is the head of the United Nations. Because it has all the necessary mechanisms in place for world governance, except one, a military. Whose, armed forces could be derived exclusively from Europe. Giving rise to long held concepts for a revived Roman Empire. Giving rise to another long held notion of what goes around comes around. The very empire that existed during the life time of Jesus Christ.

Question, why would sovereign states surrender their sovereignty to a global body? Answer, the world is becoming so chaotic that out of desperation nation states will see it as their only chance for global stability.

But in order to get a sense of perspective about this beast, we shall briefly visit the biblical book of Daniel which provides us with some valuable information. We find one of the worlds great kings, who had a very troubling dream which upon awakening, he could not remember. He knew that he had dreamt something horrific. Which made him determined to have his dream recalled, along with an interpretation.

So he summoned his advisers to provide him with an interpretation of his dream. But they could not help this poor troubled fellow. Well that did not settle well with King Nebuchadnezzar. So like all governments immemorial to history. King Nebuchadnezzar threatened them with severe punishment, if they could not interpret his dream. But to lessen the severity, he sweetened the pot. By promising his advisers with lavish rewards for the interpretation of his night vision. Nebuchadnezzar emphasized the consequences for failure to make his dream known. Telling them that he cut them to pieces, and have their property destroyed. But for successful interpretation of his forgotten dream, riches and prestige would be awarded to them.

The conversation goes on with accusations being made by the King and excuses being put forth by his advisers. His advisers complained that the King asked for the impossible. Because the King could not give them the particulars about his night vision. Saying … “there is not a man upon the earth that can accomplish what the King demands. Finally declaring, “except the God’s, whose dwelling is not with the flesh.” Such a response only angered the King. Causing him to issue a law calling for the murder of all his advisers throughout the Babylonian empire which included the prophet Daniel and his associates.

Eventually the Captain of the kings guard came for Daniel. Daniel assured the captain that he, and his associates could provide the king with the interpretation.

Daniel went home, and discussed the situation with his associates. It was decided that they would seek the mercy of the God of heaven about the kings forgotten dream. During the night, Daniel had his own night vision which included  the dreams interpretation. But before Daniel approached the king with the answers, he blessed the God of heaven. Acknowledging Him for His wisdom and might. Daniel offered this specific prayer. “And He changes the times and seasons, He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom and knowledge to those who know understanding, He reveals the deep secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.  And I thank you and praise you. O! thou God of my fathers, who has given me wisdom might, and has made known unto us the King’s matter,” Daniel 2:21-23.

Learn the lessons of those three verses for yourself. And you’ll become one of those, who are wise. A person of knowledge based upon your understanding of God’s world history. How is that accomplished? When Daniel told the captain that he could give the king what he desired. he had no foreknowledge of what troubled the king or what he wanted. He trusted God, that God would provide him with what was needed. And by so doing, Daniel acknowledged three modern day spiritual principles that are ageless because they reached back to Daniel’s lifetime as well. The book of Hebrews reveals these words, “Now the just shall live by faith; but if any person draws back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him,” Hebrews 10:38. What Daniel communicated to the captain of the king’s guard was done in its purest sense, *now the just shall live by faith.* Followed by, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” Hebrews 11:1. And, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” Hebrews 11:6.

Ancient scriptures made modern in our 21 century. Making it possible for us to become more than any of us ever thought we could become. All because of some lessons Daniel left for those of us, who would follow centuries later. Accompanied with this pure perfect crystallized diamond, “Likewise the Spirit, also helps our weaknesses. For we do know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us. With groaning which can not be uttered. Now He, who searches the heart knows the mind of the Spirit because He makes intersession for the saints according to the will of God,” Romans 8:26-27.

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“In reality there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself,” Benjamin Franklin.

So what’s the answer to Franklin’s analogy and what we all know and have experienced? Pride is a matter of attitude whether victim or perpetrator. If being victimized, the greater the distance between oneself and the perpetrator the better. It’s a behavior that has no outward remedy.

Pride, its destructive forces have plagued and ruined individuals, torn apart the best of friends, splintered families into nothingness.

If one is the perpetrator, eventually this will occur. Prideful attitudes of superiority have a way of alienating one. Which is the opposite of what is desired.

And, perpetrators have the following guarantee. “The pride of your heart has deceived you. You who dwell in the cliffs of the rock, whose habitation is high; you shall say in your heart, who will bring me down to the ground? Though you ascend as high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there, I will bring you down,” says the LORD. See Obadiah 1:3-4.

And for the victimized, also know this, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, then to divide the spoil with the proud. He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy are they.” See Proverbs 16:18-20.

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A look into a surreal place defined as hell. There we find a trio of characters cast into hell. “And the devil, that deceived them was cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Where the beast and false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night and forever.” See Revelation 19:20; 20:10.

It’s argued that that is the destiny for all of humanity. Unless one is under the umbrella of Christendom. But, it has to be a particular brand of Christendom. And that can become a tedious task, as the brands of Christendom are as numerous, as the stars in the sky.

That will not be the fate for everyone a minority of clergy declare. They argue that passages of scriptures say otherwise. One such reference is found in the biblical book of Malachi 4:1. Which argues that people, who are not Christians will be thrown into the lake of fire and will be destroyed. But they will not be tormented through out all of eternity.

A concept without eternal torment would be a disaster for the clergy of doom and gloom. Such schemes keep the pews well occupied and their bank accounts enriched. They are shameful entrepreneurs, in the business of empire building, and living lifestyles beyond the affordability of their parishioners.

Accomplished through myriads of false teaching. Like tithing and water baptism. Both became outdated, when God made the transition from the legalism of the law through temple obligations to grace.

People need to know that the requirements of temple obligations didn’t end with the Old Testament. But continued through the four gospels. And ended after Paul’s conversion, as recorded in the biblical book of Acts. With the expression of Christian being used for the first time in, Acts 11:26, “…. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

What is grace? It’s God’s revelation concerning His Son’s finished work from the cross. And revealed, through Paul as the hidden mystery. Note: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom of God which God ordained before the ages for our glory.” See 1 Corinthians 2:7.

This is that revealed mystery. It’s found in Romans 10:9-10. Which declares, “That if, you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ. And believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. You will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” That’s God’s invitation for becoming a Christian. Nothing else! No tithing! No baptism! No church membership necessary!

Unfortunately, churches today are some of the most abominable institutions within society. So it’s suggested start home Bible studies. Start studying Paul’s writings. Study them slowly and meticulously. They represent the foundation for understanding the rest of the Bible.