That is saying that the Bible is a myth a faction. This feeds into those that do believe that God is not real.
They themselves become doubting Thomas. So let’s look at that encounter between the risen Jesus Christ and Thomas.
John 20: 24 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. 25 They told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
26 Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
29 Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
Now you have to understand That Christ appeared to them in the flesh within a locked room. Not in spirit, but in solid form. He instructed Thomas to touch his wounds. How can you touch something that is spiritual? It is physically impossible.
Now let’s look at the word “seen”
It is eido in the Greek and is defined as this at Bible Hub:
eídō (oida) – properly, to see with physical eyes (cf. Ro 1:11), as it naturally bridges to the metaphorical sense: perceiving (“mentally seeing”). This is akin to the expressions: “I see what You mean”; “I see what you are saying.”
/eídō (“seeing that becomes knowing”) then is a gateway to grasp spiritual truth (reality) from a physical plane. (eídō) then is physical seeing (sight) which should be the constant bridge to mental and spiritual seeing (comprehension).
Romans 1:11 – For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
There is two uses of the word “seen” verse 29. What I have just showed you is the second. Now to the first.
Horao – I see, look upon, experience.
This means he looked at Jesus Christ in the physical sense and was finally awakened to the true majesty of the Son of God before.
So yes there is a duality to faith and a belief in God. One of spiritual and one of physical. So when someone denies the physicality of Christ and in turn the physicality of God, those that do this diminish God.
When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you are filled with a physical sensation throughout your entire body. I can say this for I have felt this filling.
It has allowed me to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. It tells me that the return of Christ will be physical. It tells me that the Rapture will be physical. For how else can billions come to know they have not been living a true live for God unless the experience horao which in turn turns into eido.
It is due to a physical per-tribulation rapture which will be far smaller than many realize, which will allow:
Revelation 7:9 – After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were shouting with a great roar,
“Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!”
11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. 12 They sang,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
13 Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where did they come from?”
14 And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.”
Then he said to me, “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.
Most “religions” say it is “spiritual.” It is an awakening to the “truth” within the person to the way of the universe within themselves.
Any that teach “spirituality” do not teach God, or the Bible.
God is a physical being who created the physical universe. Are you a spirit? No you are a physical tangible being. If you are cut do you not bleed? Yet within you is a spirit. We are a walking and breathing duality.
Jesus Christ, the son of God in human form, bled blood when he was whip. He bled blood when the nails were hammered into his wrists and his angles.
He bled water and blood when his side was pierced. This is physical. This is real.
Thomas placed his fingers into these very wounds. They were real, they were physical.
Don’t be a doubting Thomas say it is all spiritual. For the result of this mentality may not end the way you expected.
“The world owes me!!”
These are the words many, especially those that attend colleges, shout out constantly. Most became followers of Bernie Sanders. A man until the age of 40 never had a job, and that job was mayor.
When saying the Lord’s Prayer. One part of the prayer requests we be given our daily bread. Two thousand years ago food did not miraculously appear in the dinner table. The events of Harry Potter and the feasts in the great hall are not real. Also if you actually read the books. House Elves slaved for hours in the kitchen cooking all the food and placed them on matching tables directly below the tables in the hall. Then through a spell the items on the tables would switch to the tables above.
The lesson from this? Nothing is free and if it is promised who is to slave, toil and suffer just so you can have it for free, because it is owed you.
All must struggle in some form to achieve that which they seek. If any have what they seek just handed to them it will be at the cost of another’s struggles. Plus it will not be appreciated once it is given to you.
A prime example – slavery. The slave master lived in luxury, and was never satisfied. While their slaves were beaten, starved, raped and left to live in squalor. This has been a core element of the Democratic Party in the United States.
Vote for the 13th Amendment: For 100% Republican. Against 77% Democrat
Vote for the 14th Amendment: For 94% Republican. Against 100% Democrat
Vote for the 15th Amendment: For 100% Republican. Against 100% Democrat
When you truly seek knowledge you learn that it only comes through wisdom. That is only achieved through struggles, conflicts, adversity and humility. These are all things taught within the Bible.
When the Nazarene was rejected by those who knew Him his entire life, He knew adversity.
When Jesus was confronted by those in religious power, He knew conflict.
When Christ was arrested, beaten, whipped and then hung bloody upon a cross. He experienced true struggle. The struggle to let His Father’s will be fulfilled.
Today’s world is soft compared to events not only two thousand years ago, but seventy to seventy five years ago. Many today would not survive the simplest of issues or difficulties that those that lived in those times overcame. Sometimes with easy, other times through adversity, conflict and struggle.
Those that are older and alive today have earned their rewards for the most part. They are not owed them. They purchased them with their sweat, blood and tears.
How much have you truly scarified?
It has been an ongoing process as humanity tries its best to deny the real reason why people originally desired to celebrate this particular holiday. As a result to this departure from the truth the heart and soul has left this time honored occasion.
In the song “Where are you, Christmas?” the writers try to imply is all you needs is love. But where does the ultimate “love” come from?
Does it not come from the desire to sacrifice oneself so that which you love is allowed to live?
Does this not qualify?
In addition wouldn’t deeming yourself and submitting yourself to torture, pain and anguish not also qualify?
So let’s say you are an perfect and immortal being, you allow yourself to put on the imperfect and mortal form. Forcing you to come into a temporal existence to grow from a baby to adulthood.
You then for the sake of those you love allow yourself to be beaten and whipped to appoint that your very bones are exposed for all to see. So they place a robe upon you to hide this horror. You allow your hands and feet to have nails forced through them. Sending a new pain throughout your already tormented body. Then you are lifted upon the cross. To breathe you must endure more pain. Then when you know you have suffered enough to allow those you love to live you die.
However, you are not done. You go into the place of the dead where you comfort those there. Then you take the keys to hell and death. There are the actions of someone who truly and ultimately loves.
So when the question in the song is asked: “Where are you, Christmas?” It is because those asking this question have forgotten that we are celebrating the being who is the only one to show any true and ultimate love.
This time is for acknowledging that the Son of God took on human form out of love for all humanity.
It is too bad most of humanity denies or had forgotten this greatest of acts of love ever recorded in history.
I looked again at 1 Peter, and my mind flashed back to the last month and a half that I have been working in the area I am now working in, at my job. As I read verses 14-16 of the first chapter. I just was reminded, first that how imperfect I myself am, but of how blinded the one co-worker I have mentioned before truly is. For he screams (not literally) at the top of his voice how holy he is, and how he lives. When even those that deny God see just how hypocritical he truly is. It is heart breaking.
We are told to obey. But obey what if there are no rules or regulations as many imply. There are things we are told not to do to be holy. It is the same for all. If they ask Christ to be their Savior they obey. Not out of duty, but out of love.
I see now that some can feel they see the truth, yet are still blind. They still act for the self. For their own rewards, their own glory. I do not seek this. I seek anonymity. My name is not shown outright in my blog. It is “Dreamwalker1960” for those that do not research further and I like it that way. For God and His Son are my focal point. As it should be.
We are His servants, and so we must obey all the teachings the Bible has given us. From how we treat God, our family, all others and even the government of the nation we live within. As long as they do not challenge the Bible.
Anything that allows the self to placed before the Lord is a sin. If it is a son and we stay within it we are of the world. Any of the world is against God. Anything against God leads to damnation. Anything that leads to damnation leads to the eternal death. This is why we are told to obey. To not sin. To not please the self, but to please God.
Shoppers’ shop, insult, curse and cause tension. People sing more songs from the “Sound of Music,” than of the person whose birthday we originally worshipped upon a certain day in the last month of the year.
Most den the reason. Fewer every year truly know the reason.
The importance of this day is the act of humility made real just over two thousand years ago. It was just two days ago for the Creator of this universe. Yet for us, many have lived and died. Some came to know God, must others never knew Him. It has been a short time for Him and there are signs that for us, His return is near.
However, most that know Him fear to share Him. Countless that seek to know Him don’t know how to see Him clearly and correctly. Many that know this soon to come day that signifies His willingness to die in our place are reluctant to show who He is.
However this Christmas is one of the most important in a long time.
This Christmas signals a chance to share the real reason for the season. For this Christmas is our chance to let all know that it is Jesus Christ who made our chance to not fear being called “Christian” possible once again, if only for a short time.
It is time to help more come to know that Jesus truly walked this earth. That He did so that they could know eternal life. Working for God, yet exploring all of the universe. His creation.
Helping them to understand that Christ did raise from the dead and it is not a myth or fantasy. As many have been led to belief by those who are the ones living within the true myth and fantasy.
This is why we are Christian. To be a light to the world and to share the truth. That Jesus Christ is a reason to remember the season.
So the day by day continues, yet still he does not see.
In previous posts I mentioned in one way or another the mentality and actions of one of my co-workers. I will add to the painting of the imagery of this man. So in hopes it will help those out there with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
This man goes about reading the Bible, yet talks about things not found within the Bible. Most at work, both sinner and saint see him for what he is. A sham. A phony. A hypocrite. A lukewarm.
However he sees himself as the “select,” the “chosen,” the “few.”
I once told him about Ephesians 6:5-9, and how when we go to work and how we work is for God. We are the light the living witness of Christ unto the world. His reply: I was ignorant. Not realizing that when he said that he called the Word of God ignorant and so that God Himself was ignorant.
Now that the painting has been made clearer. I will address the new issues.
We are allotted a set amount of time to accomplish our jobs at the place I work at. Each person in his/her own tasks, but sometimes it is required for other to assist in the other persons work.
I have one of the latter jobs. In it the person in question is assigned an hour to make it possible for him to assist me so I can accomplish my assigned duties.
So I check my jobs time to time to make sure I am staying near my limits since each job even though the same has issues that can arise to throw the time needed off.
Well anyway, I saw this job and it was WAY out of range. So I check the time usage. Mine were right where they should be. His contribution six hours over.
He just doesn’t get it.
When you call yourself “Christian” all we do is for God. ALL WE DO!
So when you ride time like this it is not against the co-worker, the employer or the customer that is being abused. IT IS GOD!
We answer directly to God. God is our employer, and when this abuse takes place it is Him we are denigrating.
I refuse to partake in this. I will not contribute to his open insult to the Lord God Almighty.
When possible I will tell him I will not allow him to add to his sins against our Creator. For I honor God and refuse to continue to insult Him.
First off do you belief that in the theory of there being a multiverse to be real?
If the answer to this is yes then the concept was proven when it was stated that God is in “heaven.” Where God is, is a different reality. It even works under its own time structure. For one day to God is one thousand years to this reality.
2 Peter 3:8 – But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.
Where heaven or as it is also called “paradise,” is located not in the same reality as where God is. However, we do know that from heaven you can see hell.
Luke 16:19 – Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores.
22 “Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to sit beside Abraham at the heavenly banquet. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and he went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side.
24 “The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.’
25 “But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’
27 “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home. 28 For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don’t end up in this place of torment.’
29 “But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.’
30 “The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.’
31 “But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”
Please note this last verse and think upon it. Anyway onward we go.
This also shows that heaven and hell are temporary. They are just a weight station unto the next phase of existence.
This next phase is something taught by those that even fully deny the existence of God. Yet again it is something promised to all. Not just our descendants that live hundreds or thousands of years from now. It is promised to everyone that ever was, ever is and ever will be.
The way these people sell their bill of goods allows them to cause those that now and have lived. That their mundane lives will mean something in the end. Even if they do not personally “reach” the point of “transition into a higher lifeform.”
The kicker is we will all experience this transition into a higher lifeform. This is promised within the Bible.
1 Corinthians 15:53 – For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
It will not only come to our descendants, but ourselves and our ancestors.
The sad part about this is a price that is requires to have a good eternal existence, as was witnessed above with the parable Lazarus and the rich man.
This price though most of you that are of the millennial generation says does not exist. However, if you believe there is a multiverse you are accepting that God does exist. In turn as has been shown in pervious “Millennial outreach” articles, that Jesus did walk the earth two thousand years ago. Even those that deny God in no true understanding of history question that He did.
Jesus paid the price that is required by us upon the cross. Which is why Christians turn to Him and ask Him to be their Savior. His blood that was split upon that day nearly two thousand years ago was shown to be justified when He rose from the dead three days later. Remember I asked you to think upon that last verse early. This was Jesus telling of His own death and resurrection in this last verse as He told this parable. However none truly understood this, even the apostles at that time.
If you do not ask Jesus to be your Savior, the price must be paid by you and only those that lived an honorable life and never in anyway knew of God or His Son can expect to overcome the cost. By knowing there is the possibility of God and to deny Him does not mean those that do this will have this grace. In fact those that think this can never meet that price, which is why people must turn to Jesus.
Revelation 20:11 – And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. 12 I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. 14 Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. 15 And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
I watch and I listen to the news and to how people have responded to the events in November and as they continue on into this month. Magazine covers were printed, celebrations planned ahead of time. To the left they had won. For the world was moving in their direction. Humanity was righteous and pure, even though they openly flaunted their corruption and hatred for those that were not like them.
The United States had finally become atheistic. God had been removed. God had been defeated. God was dead. Now humanity would rein over humanity. Oh excuses me, The Progressive Leftist would reign and rule over the rest, and majority of humanity.
Now understand. Mr. Trump is not the second coming. He is not our savior. I only voted for him because I could not see an unrepentant liar, thieve, criminal and traitor be elected the president of this nation. The presidency is not lordship over this nation. It is an office to run the federal government and to be the face to the world of this nation. Something Mrs. Clinton never has been nor has Obama.
This election was truly a struggle for the souls of this nation. It was a struggle that is not over yet. The left is entrenched into the media, our courts, and our schools and within the working parts of our federal government.
Their goals have been stalled, but not defeated. They did not expect what happened. They did not count upon those that still belief in right. In law and order. In God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Most did not vote FOR Trump, but against those on the left and their agenda. Yet still they just don’t understand, they are dumbfounded.
There are two key elements that Jesus Himself established. Those with the most and are the highest here in this temporal plain will be the least and the poorest in the eternal life to come.
Matthew 19:30 – But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
Also as shown with the encounter with the young rich man and Jesus, as well as he follow-up statement to His apostles. It is harder for a rich person to get into heaven then it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. (Matthew 19:16-30)
So how should a Christian approach wealth?
Well first and foremost. If he has some he shouldn’t horde it or store it up.
Matthew 6: 19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
In fact we are encouraged to share it with our fellows in Christ that are not been given wealth.
1 John 3:17 – If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?
So here is how it should be done. Let’s look at a fictional person and show the point.
Malcolm is a young and talented African American. His parents are middle class and have never divorced.
Malcolm decides to enter into the aircraft manufacturing world and after attending A&P school is able to acquire a position in Washington State fulfilling his dream.
It takes him about six years to get to the top of his pay rate which allows him to bring in a net worth of $100,000 per year. Soon after he marries.
His wife is a nurse and she also makes a net worth of $100,000 per year.
So Malcolm and his wife buy a wonderful home in a nice area.
Malcolm was taught well by his parents and so without question or reservation gave $20,000 of his income to various charities most of which were Christian based and run. Example: Samaritan’s Purse.
A few years pass, in addition to a couple of children and suddenly Malcolm’s talent comes into play. He makes it in the music industry.
Unexpectedly, he and his wife have an income of $6,000,000 per year. Due to his upbringing though he never chances his lifestyle. Few living around him even put two and two together about who he is. He does not brag about it or flaunt it. He keeps his personal life out of the spotlight, but he did payoff the loan on his home and stayed within it. He continued to live his live exactly the same, but he and his wife decide to establish to live off $300,000 per year.
All the rest of his income continued to go to various charities. One of which he starts himself to help those truly in need.
This is how those that have been given worldly wealth are to manage it for it is temporal and fleeting.
I had come to the conclusion, as the election neared. That I know without a doubt before 2020 I would be imprisoned within one of the many FIMA camps that are spread out within the United States.
Well for the main reason I refuse to deny in any way I am a Christian.
For the next part I could see the “tolerant” left under the control of President Hillary Clinton getting to a point of so hating Christians that we would be rounded up as the Jews were in the 1930s in Germany.
This fear has been removed, at least for the moment. For still we hear of these college campuses singing praises of a dictator who caused the death of millions. Yes many can say God stopped this left form turning my fears into a reality. However, the state of the world had not fully taken the discomfort away.
Due to the constant onslaught from those on the left, who have control over the media, our colleges and the bureaucracy of our government, will not surrender their last from of power and control. Still there is the possibility of persecution for that is promised with the Bible.
So is it safe to say you are “Christian?”
Maybe not, but I will continue to do so, even if it means my death in this temporal existence. For I know that when I do die here. I have finished what God has planned for me to accomplish and so I will welcome the coming of my eternal life to come and the billions upon billions of years I will be in service to the Creator of this universe.