Dreams

Blog for Podcast #9


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Welcome to another broadcast and I am Dreamwalker1960. Once again you can read today’s podcast at dreamwalker1960.com. You can also listen to it on YouTube. Please like and subscribe.
Discussion

Today will be the toughest Bible study I am most likely to ever record. In addition and also tough to talk about. Will be one of the dreams I believe I was given from God in accordance to Acts 2:17. Which also serves as verification that we are living in the end times.
If you have been following my teachings. You will remember the offer the Glorified Jesus Christ made to the church of Laodicea. To surrender the gold of the earth for heavenly gold. As well as covering their nakedness with garments of white.
Why do I mention this?
Well there is other places where there is a mention of white garments or robes in Revelation. Here is one of them:
Revelation 7:9 – 10 – 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. And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!”
Many do not understand what is going one here.
I have been studying the end time prophecies most of my life. I realize there are multiple views on this. However, of all the commentaries I have read. Then through analyzing these studies by looking into the Greek. I have found the John Walvoord Prophecy Commentaries to be the one that follows a true logical formula to not only the book of Revelation but as well as the books of Mathew, Daniel as well as First and Second Thessalonians.
As a result of my own studies and taking into account the Walvoord commentaries. I have come to the following belief. And Yes I say “belief,” because I do realize many will not accept what I am going to say.
There are multiple raptures throughout the Tribulation period. As a result there are going to be a lot of people that are going to find themselves not in heaven standing before the Throne of God after the first rapture, but still here upon this earth.
This is actually fortified by the verses I just read, which I feel is a depiction of the second rapture, which occurs in the middle of the Tribulation.
Why I say this is due to the preceding verses in which the elect of the Tribulation receive the seal of God. These are named as members of the tribes of Israel. There is no way around this description. It clearly names 12,000 from each tribe of Israel and shows that these are the true 144,000 and that they are Israelites otherwise known as Jews. This is done just before or while the altar to the last Temple is defiled by the antichrist. Why they are sealed is something to be handled at other time.
Right now we are concerned about the number uncountable standing before the Throne of God in verse nine wearing white robes.
Six times there is a reference to white robes, linen or garments in the book of Revelation. The first is when Christ ask the seventh church to wear them (Rev. 3:18). The second refers to the twenty-four elders (Rev. 4:4). The third time they are given to the martyrs below the altar (Rev. 6:11). The fourth and fifth deal with the multitude before the throne (Rev. 7:9 and 13). And the sixth deals with what the armies that follow Christ upon His return to earth wear (Rev.19:14).
Now the majority of times white clothing is mentioned a theme is established.
Revelation 6:9-11 – When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. 10 They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.
Revelation 7:13-14 – 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.
The theme is that of martyrdom. In chapter six those under the altar ask why they must wait and their answer is that not all the martyrs are accounted for. While in verse 7:14 we are told they are all the martyred. This too adds a chronological order to the book of Revelation. So those that stand before the Throne of God are all that is left of those upon the earth that turn to Jesus Christ after the first rapture, which takes place between the last verse of Chapter 3 and the first verse of Chapter 4. During the ensuing time of tribulation when the events of Mark 13:9-13 occur is what leads to the last of the martyrs enduring to the end.
This tells us that those left upon the earth after the first rapture are those that live in sin and Israel.
This must be said. There is a clear understanding of those that are counted amongst them are the “lukewarm.” They will not be in the first rapture, for they have been spit out of the body of Jesus Christ per His own words.
Now the question that needs to be asked is this:
Will all those that are the lukewarm then become martyrs?
That is not in my job description as teacher. I am not a prophet.
Can I speculate? Yes I can.
Doing so I will say that there will be those that will feel betrayed by God. Mainly due to a lack of true understanding of the Bible or its teachings within it. However it is not God who has done the betraying. It is they who have done so. Many will decide to receive the mark of Satan and accept the chip into the hand. So they can continue to live their lives in the worldly lusts they desire more than the eternal salvation offered to all. They will do this as those others that are lukewarm awaken to the errors of their ways and turn again to salvation and offer themselves up to the teaching of the gospel so those willing to hear will hear and turn to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. And they will willingly surrender to their fates as martyrs, for they know that in a short time they will at the very least be under the altar and at the most be counted among the uncountable as they stand before the Throne of God in a truly very short time. For they will know without any question or doubt that they are at the beginning of the Tribulation. And it best to die a martyr than to receive the mark or accept the chip.
This brings me to one of my dreams I was given in the late 1980s. In this dream I found myself in chains, which not only held my hands and feet but led to those in front and behind me. All in these chains were glad in grey. Which I now take to identify that we are lukewarm. Neither hot or white for God through Jesus Christ. Nor cold or black for those living in sin.
We were herded into a Walmart. Its shelves rifled and cleaned out. Those herding us were barley glad yet covered in tattoos. They laughed and mocked us as they pushed us to the back of the store, which had become our jail. A monument to our desires to have the riches of the world instead of the riches of salvation, as they moved us toward the back, to be held in this store as if mocking us for our stupidity.
It must be said that in the late 1980s tattoos were around, but they had not become as prevalent as they are today.
One of these people driving us stood upon the now empty racks. Jeering us as his lashed us with the wipe in his hands. As he yelled his insults at us a cheer came up from the back of the line. As I looked back I saw a boy no more than twelve come into view at the end of the isle. He was filthy and the beginning of tattoos was evident upon his skin. A huge grin spread across his face and his eyes were filled with a type of insanity. Just looking upon him sent chills into me. Then I noticed what he was carrying in one of his hands as he thrust it over his head.
Within his hand was a severed head of a woman, as he held it up by her blonde hair. Those herding us began to yell and cheer with delight at the sight of this. I went into shock as once again they began to move us to the back of the store.
Once we were at the back of the store we were given cots to lay upon. Showing us they we were not worth of the luxuries of this world. Then one by one those with me were taken to door at the back of the store. Then my time came and I went through these doors. What happened next I have no idea for at that moment all went black and it was that way from some time until I awoke from my dream. Something that has never occurred before or since in any of my dreams.
Now with that imagery upon your mind. I come to what we can do to change this from becoming a reality to those willing to listen. That being we must all diligently begin to study the Bible. As a foundation I give you these verses.
Acts 17:11 – 12 – And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
In the KJV of verse 11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
And searched – G350 – anakrino – to scrutinize, i.e. investigate, interrogate, determine [Strong’s]
The paraphrased interpretation of this word in the TDNT gives this impression:
That these people came at what was said by Paul and Silas with doubt. However they were so determined to find the truth that they found what these two men had said to be THAT TRUTH. So as a result they became saved and accept Jesus Christ as the true Messiah and their Savior.
My point?
That the people did not accept the words given to them without question as many do these days. They went to the scriptures.
The scriptures – G1124 – graphe – a document, i.e. holy writ (or its contents or a statement in it) [Strong’s]
The only complete scriptures at this time was the Tanakh. It is this they searched through and found within, what we call the Old Testament, the Truth. It is not merely the fact that they found the truth. It is that they thoroughly searched.
We are not to take the words given to us a fact, just because it comes from someone who has been given a type of authority over us. Which goes back to the time I mentioned when the Methodist Minister said the book of Revelation was a fairy tale.
We are to not just read the Bible but we are to research the Bible. I use the Strong’s Concordance and the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. This is something we ALL should be using.
We should not just accept what a Minister, Pastor, politician, professor or new broadcaster tells us. We should never take anything on face value. Not even me. A few episode back I had said the message about Jesus being the vine was after His Resurrection. That was wrong, and I corrected it as soon as possible.
This goes to my point. I made a mistake. Why? Because I am human.
We should always verify for ourselves what is given to us. This is our duty as Christians. To seek out and find the truth and to show what is true to the world. Then if they doubt us they can research for themselves and they may come to the truth themselves.
This is how you end the lukewarm, which is my ultimate goal. For they will know the truth of the Gospel and realize they are living in sin and end it by not just seeking for the truth but who is the TRUTH. That being the true image of Jesus Christ our Savior and Messiah.
God Bless

Christianity on trial


As I delve ever deeper into the Daniel going through chapter 11 which dealt with prophesies of Medo-Persia and Greece and especially With Antiochus Epiphanies. Beyond him is the future Antichrist, but he is an echo of what to look for in the person that is to come and cause havoc to the Jewish nation just before the advent of Christ at this second coming.
When I look at this “little horn” I see things that have happened to this nation since 2008 and I am astonish and just how corrupt the current administration is when compared to this that person that defiled the Temple of God in the second century B.C.
I could only come up with one conclusion. Christianity is on trial. God is purging out the chaff from the wheat and seeing who is truly loyal to Him and who prefers the world. As I ponder these facts I am shocked at just how many are falling short in the eyes of the Lord. Not me, for I have no room to comment. You see in Timothy 3:16 – 17 and Timothy 4:1 -5 we are told to as Christians we are to teach, profess and exhort the Holy Bible and to let people know that are sinning they are doing so. This is all I can do for if I do not I am disloyal to God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
Many do not like what I say, and I know why this is. But I will allow them to figure that out if they so desire.
What is important is that this trial, this purging is creating much more chaff then I would have ever dreamed as I grew up. I am somewhat bewildered by the silence of the body of Christ and the horrors of human sacrifice are allowed to continue under the guise of woman rights. I was stunned by the celebration for the human legitimization of sin and still those that profess to be a child of God were and are silent. Most do not see what is before them because they do not read the Bible themselves. If they hear the word at all it is usually bestowed unto them through someone who themselves does not believe that God is real. This I know to be fact for I have heard it in person.
What is to befall those that profess Christianity is already occurring in the Middle-East and many think it is impossible for such things to reach this nation, but in some ways it already has. What must be done is a revival. If this does not occur then this nation is destine to harsher and harsher hardships all because people refuse to acknowledge that this nation was formed by God for Christianity. For nothing can happen without God approval, even our judgment to see if we will awaken before it is too late.
Will Christianity awaken in time?

The ghost town nation (do not read if you do not wish to become scared)


For the last eight years I have watched business after business close. The smaller ones at first and now within the last few months I have watched big chains closing their doors. The biggest surprise was the “Best Buys” in our area. One day they were open the next they were closed up tight. No warning they were just closed and had an emergency liquidation sale sign upon the doors.
Why is this?
The Democratic Party and those in power in Washington D.C.
All locked away within the Beltway that surrounds the capital of this nation. Where 90% of the wealth in this nation now lives.
The reason I am writing this is the reason I have my name the way it is for these blog – Dreamwalker1960.
Well I walked one of these dreams, and once again I got a bad sign. Now you must understand one thing. I am not in the market to buy what I am about to mention.
I dreamt that I had just bought a car. The dealership was full of cars and people were everywhere doing their normal thing, business as usual. So I bought the car. A few days later I needed something from the dealership, what I do not know. As it is it wasn’t going to happen. As I pulled into the dealer’s parking lot I found it empty, the signage gone and the windows covered up and no one in sight.
This is the destiny of this nation if we continue to elect Democrats and do not vote out any that have been in office for over twelve years. The rich politically connected will continue to get rich. Those that are poor will remain poor and have a harder time surviving. Those in the middle class will then join the poor and they will struggle even worse for they were not already living poor.
This is the goal and the plans of the Democratic Party. This has been made very clear by the current president but none listen, none wish to believe.
This however is the reality. For we are coming to the end, yet none wish to listen, none wish to believe.
Will the end happen tomorrow? The evidence does not support this, but the return of Jesus Christ is coming nearer every day. It is not centuries away, it is not decades away, but it is years away. As each day passes those years are becoming fewer and fewer.
These closings of businesses are only a forerunner of what is to come. Too much is becoming dependent upon the internet, and we have not lost control of that as well as of the first of this month. It will become difficult to get food, clothes, and items. It will get to the point as they are already priming the way with the Apple watches to have the chip implanted into your skin to make purchases. The chip is the mark.
When I first got saved in the eighties God flooded me with dreams. For I am a dream of dreams
Acts 2: 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
In one of these dreams I was chained to others in a line as we were being led to the back of an empty store. The shelves still within it but they were empty. Those of us chained were those that had refused to take the mark of Satan, the chip. We were being herded by tattooed covered people that laughed and taunted us. Then I saw a thirteen year old boy, he too covered in tattoos, run into the area cheering as he held the severed head of a woman, blood still dripping from her neck, by her blonde hair.
This is our destiny and I see it coming to reality as I watch store after store close turning this nation into a ghost town, where only those that have sold their souls to Satan will be the rich and the powerful for a short time.
In the end though the entire world will bend its knee to God and proclaim that He is the Creator of ALL.

The sales pitch is on.


I am reluctantly listening, when able to the RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
So far most of those that have made it to the airwaves, and also the on air hosts have, for the most part, joined in the sale pitch to push and to glamorize and glorify the presumptive RNC nominee.
Now I have regrettably been forced, mainly due to the actions of the other party’s nominee and those in the current government, to already vote for this man. Again I hate that I have been forced into this predicament, due to the weak minds and gullibility, due to improper education of most of the voting majority of this nation.
The biggest failure has been with the so-called “church” itself. Those that profess to be “Christian” yet have no true understanding of true belief and of God, Jesus and the Bible. These were those that voted for this man.
They have seen a showman and have swallowed his used car salesman pitch hook line and sinker. And I do truly mean “sinker.” A weight that will pull them even further into turmoil.
I hear the salespersons on the radio and on the TV. They sing his praises as if they are sing a psalm to and about God.
He is a man. He is a human. He is not Jesus the Son of God who took human form.
He will let you down. He will disappoint you.
Has this not been proven a reality with Barak Obama? Yes it has.
I still remember hearing my co-workers in 2008 singing that man’s praises. Yet today you will not hear one even admit they voted for the man.
Christians are not to vote as looking to humanity for an answer. They Israelites did this. They begged and pleaded from God for a king. God held off as long as He could. He gave the Israelites the judges. One of these judges was Samson. A man who became vain and self-centered. A man who did not realize the errors of his ways till God cast him down to the level of an ox and allowed his blinding. It was not until he had no sight that he saw the truth.
How did he redeem himself? Destroyed a temple and the pagans within it as well as himself.
When the nation finally united under one king. That king, committed adultery and murder. Yet he too saw the truth, but at great cost to himself. He lost his son, he had his blessing from God removed and was not allowed to build a temple to God.
Humanity needs to stop seeking salvation from other humans.
Humanity will ALWAYS fail you. Humanity will always fall for corruption and destruction.
There is only one way to salvation and that is through asking Jesus Christ to be your Savior. Then once that is done, to fully read and seek to truly understand for entire Bible. Not a verse here or there, which can be misunderstood when stated out of context.
You must come to learn the Bible in context and with full understanding for only then can you learn the true way to full and complete salvation.
Don’t listen to the sales pitch, look to the quality of the product you are “buying.” If the quality is flawed and breaks then it is not worthy of your investment.

The death of a dream


Now before I go forward with this article I must lay a foundation.
Acts 2:17 says your old shall be dreamers of dreams. I am one of these, so when I say that Martin Luther King received a vision from God in the form of a dream. I can attest that there is truth to his vision.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”
In Mr. King’s now famous “I had a dream” speech. He saw a united nation of all races living in harmony as one. It was his desire to see this reality take place not after the return of Jesus Christ, but before. Could his dream have actually been a vision of what is to be during the Millennial Reign to come? That is a possibility.
Here is the thing though. Since his death till 2008 we had nearly accomplished his dream as he desired it to be. That was witnessed by the mere fact that a “black man” was elected president of the United States.
Then people stated listening to the hate merchants once again. All due to the fact that it was encouraged to some degree by that very person placed into the white house.
As the common folk listened to these people that did not promote the Bible, but their own agendas that would divide this country not only on racial lines but financial as well. The once precious dream of, as I see it, a true follower of our Savior, began to be broken and trampled upon by these haters of humanity and as I see it, of God Himself.
The Bible warns us of these people in Romans.
Romans 16:17 – And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. 18 Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.
Yet people listen to them when the Bible makes it clear that they must be shunned. But why do they listen?
Because God has been removed from where He should be for God is to be at the center of all things, everywhere and every day. He is not because people with power wish to be gods themselves as is witnessed by the behavior of the man in the white house.
Now we have two more seeking that office that reflect this same desire and image of humanity ruling humanity.
The dream of Martin Luther King is dying from this temporal plain. If it does die it will not be fulfilled till after Christ’s return to this reality. And those like Obama, Sharpton and Jackson are the murderers of Mr. King’s costly dream.

If the Rapture were right now.


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Could you honestly say you would make it into heaven on the second blowing of the horn?
I can’t even say yes to that question and I am closer to God then I have ever been in my entire life.
If I can’t honestly answer that can you?
I look about the United States of America. A nation that 80% of the population says they are “Christian” yet most of these do not go to church. Have not read the Bible. Constantly break the Commandants yet I bet they just said yes to my question above. Well got some bad news for you. Sorry wrong answer.
When I was first Born-again I had a dream. You see I know without a doubt that I am a dreamer of dreams (Acts 2:17), yet I still doubt making the rapture and this dream is the reason why.
I dreamt I was being herded through a store, the racks were empty and were torn apart, but I could tell it was a store at one time. Before and behind me were others like myself. We were dressed in a grey jumpsuit and we were chained together.
Standing upon one of the display racks was a bald man covered in tattoos. He used a whip to keep us ever moving forward.
Suddenly cheering and howling erupted behind me. I turned to the end of the aisle behind me and there stood a twelve year old boy. He too was covered in tattoos as well and he held up in one hand the severed head of a blonde woman by her long hair.
This dream has haunted me for decades. Due to this I doubt my place in the Rapture, but I still strife to serve God for I know it is the right thing to do and why it must be done. So those that are the grey (lukewarm) and the barren branch will awaken to the errors of their ways and turn white hot for God bearing fruit that is sweet to our Savior. (Revelation 3:14-22)
This is why I ask this question about if the Rapture were today would you be standing before God and Christ or would you be down here in bewilderment and shock for having been found wanting by God.

My first dream in a while.


Now this is not to say that I have not remembered my dreams or that I haven’t been dreaming. This is my first Christ related dream that I have had in sometime.
I call myself in this blog “dreamwalker1960” for a reason. I am the fulfillment of Acts 2:17:
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
I am an old man and I have dreamed dreams and now I have once again.
This time though was different than any of the dreams I have ever had.
This time I stood beside Jesus Christ and proclaimed to those that looked on that was I His follower. Loudly and proudly, but yet it was still different. Christ stood upon the earth once again. We were in a city, but the city was decimated. The street was covered in dirt and debris. Cars and buses were in ruin, in fact I stood atop a bus as I made my declaration to those gathered to listen before us.
Then there was a roaring sound and I turned and coming down the street was a huge torrent of water at least twenty feet high, made higher has it pushed it way through the broken buildings.
Christ turned to it and shout: “ENOUGH!” and the waters immediately turned back and left the city and then Jesus started walking down the street and with the movement of his hand caused several crushed cars to go flying across the ground and then into a huge whole that was once a part of the sewer system.
My dream ended there, but there was no question. This was the earth after the Tribulation.

God is to be the first in ALL that you do


This is the one thing that most either do not know or have chosen to ignore or forget. Why do I say this?
I say this because people have not realized what they have been doing this year when it comes to their faith and their belief. I will once again post a verse from the Bible that shows what I am referring to and explain.
Mark 10:42 – So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Now “Christians” state that they follow the Bible and in so doing follow Jesus Christ. Now you will note that this passage starts with “So Jesus….said.” Okay, so if people truly follow Jesus then they should in servitude listen intently to these words which are to follow. So what does Jesus say to do?
He starts by making a comparison he shows all what not to look for in a leader for Christians. Now if the United States of America is a “Christian” nation, which it originally was, than we should avoid any that fit the description of world leaders. So if someone that leads lords it over their people. If they flaunt their authority over their constituents then they should never be re-elected or elected in the first place. Yet that is how those in Washington and in particular all those that are now left running for the highest office of this nation are all doing. Then they should not be supported by those that say they are true followers of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus Himself makes it clear that this is not who Christians should support.
Jesus then goes on and states clearly who Christians should pick to be the leaders of a “Christian” nation. That being:
“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.”
There were at least three candidates that fit this build. The last was Ted Cruz. Yet millions that say they are “Christian” voted for the world and not the servant leaders. Yet millions rejected the teachings that came directly form Jesus Christ Himself. Those that call themselves “Christian” rejected with glee and joy the teachings of the person they call their “Savior,” and have embraced a human of the world that they now call their “savior.”
Woe be unto those that reject their eternal master. Woe unto to those that pick the things and the people of the world over their Heavenly Savior for they are adulterers to their Holy Groom.
James 4: 4 You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 22:37 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.

People must be willing to accept they have been taught the Bible incorrectly.


One of the hardest things I had to learn myself was this very concept.
One of the main reasons for this in many cases is that it allows people to avoid guilt and conviction.
Many say that we must take the Bible literally, and I fully support this. However, when it comes time to follow this countless actually don’t follow or accept this statement. Also in most cases there are those that love to approach the Bible and more specifically the words spoken two thousand years ago by Jesus Christ, as if He is Confucius. Taking His teaching out of context and turning them into one liners. Taking one sentence out of a lesson on one thing but then applying them as a full teaching with a totally different meaning than what Jesus actually meant when He taught the lesson.
Examples of this is “You shall not judge…” and “Sell all your possessions and give it to the poor…”
The former when read completely and correctly was about hypocrisy. Living in your own sin and most likely the same exact sin and pointing the finger at your neighbor accusing them of the same sin. While the latter is in reference to the corruption of materialism upon the faithful. You see Jesus looked upon the rich man with love for He knew the man believed, but also knew that the man would not give up his earthly rewards. Why? Because like most in this world, they have not been taught that earthly rewards are useless endeavors, for this temporal life is but a blink of the eye compared to our true life to come where our TRUE rewards await us. Be that reward something of wonder or something of horror is what our actions with our faith and truly following the literal teachings of the Bible will determine.
This issue of not truly and fully following the Bible comes from a lack of wanting to surrender, to let go, and have true faith and belief in someone that is not physically present.
Why this is, is because we all have not been taught correctly on how to view what people call “spiritual.”
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.”
To accept that Bible literally also means coming to accept that even though you at one point did truly accept Christ as your savior that you can lose your salvation.
2 Peter 2:20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.
This also applies to those that wish to say Jesus is all about love and accepts all. Yes, He does accept you if you truly do ask Him into your heart, but this is a two way street. For if you do truly accept Him you will desire to end your sinful lifestyle. You must also accept that yes He does “love,” but God also punishes. For He does this from His love. For He allows hardship caused by our sinning to awaken us to the truth that only true happiness must come from Him, not ourselves or our selfish desires. You see if you live in sin and have no remorse or sorrow then you love the sin more than you love God. So if you love this sin so much more than your Creator, you in reality love only yourself.
James 2:14 – What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Those that teach ONLY love, which is faith alone, teach of eternal death, for they say: “Yes God loves you as you are. Come to Him and He will take you into heaven as you are.”
Do they not see that those that live in their sin are still naked and in need of the food of God called the Bible? Yet they turn them away in their sin and say to them “depart in love.” Sending them to their damnation.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”