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?
One think I can say for sure. Those that make it into the eternal life will not be sitting upon a cloud playing a harp.
What the Bible says will take place. There will be those that are called up into the Rapture and they at that time will receive an eternal body. These will then follow Christ upon His return to earth.
There will be a thousand year reign of Christ. With Him will be those from the Rapture helping Him rule. Simply they will be serving God helping to govern those that are alive after the Great Tribulation. Those that were martyred will serve God Himself in whatever task He so desires for them to do.
Once the Thousand year reign is completed and Satan is finally thrown into the pit of fire. Any that followed him will join him there with their own eternal bodies but instead of happiness they shall suffer for all eternity.
All we know for sure is that those that come through as loyal servants will be able to live in New Jerusalem. It does not say they will stay within it but that it will be where their home is.
Now the eternal body. This is something that needs to be understood more fully as well. It will be perfect and free of corruption for it says the corrupt shall put on the incorrupt. There will be no sex. Jesus stated that this will end. Why? For one reason there will be no need to reproduce since we will no longer die. This is the evolution to a higher live form that many think will take millions of years to take place and will only be open to those alive at that point when this evolving takes place leaving those that died before hand out.
The Bible makes it clear that ALL shall receive eternal bodies for all humanity that has ever lived but those that followed Satan will be destine to pain and misery. While those that followed God would be rewarded and see happiness.
The Great White Throne Judgment also addresses those that never heard of God. Their live shall be judged and there will be those that never knew God but lived good lives and they shall allowed to live in New Jerusalem. Those that are found wanting in the sight of God will join Satan in the pit.
So here is the thing. If you wish to “evolve” serve God and accept His Son the Lord Jesus Christ and follow all the teachings within the Bible and understand this: If it is called a sin in the Bible then it is a sin and you should turn your back upon it no matter the pain you must suffer now. For the pain you suffer now will never compare to the undying pain promised Satan and all his followers be they angel or human.
Now it must be said that listening to Christian music is better than listening and supporting those that do not have or share Christian values. However, when we listen to it. We must do it in a way that follows the teachings of the Bible.
The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. So Christian music must seek the same goal. If it does not, it is something that needs to be addressed and corrected when it is necessary. Now this does not mean that we should not listen to music that helps us out time to time in our spiritual walk with God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. However if it does not give glory to God or Jesus it should be something that we should not encourage.
Case in point, Francesca Battistelli’s “This is the stuff.” In this song she laments that she received a speeding ticket so she is having a bad day because of its. Here is the thing, per Titus 3:1 that she is speeding is a sin against God. The aim should be to seek forgiveness from God for sinning and also not to speed. However she is saying she is having a bad day because she sinned. So we need to find a way to be up lifted and make ourselves feel better due to getting a speeding ticket. This is not edification of God, but of herself. This also shows she has no true understanding of Christianity.
Let’s look at the titles from her latest album. Now I see “Holy Spirit,” yet its popularity is low. The top downloads from I-tunes is “Free to be me,” “Beautiful, Beautiful,” “I’m letting go,” and “It’s your life.” All have one focal point: the self. Not God, not Jesus. The person. Sorry, but I will never contribute to this woman’s so called “Christianity.”
Now let’s look at Phillips, Craig and Dean. Their top download is “Revelation Song.” This is a song that gives praise and glory to God. This is truly a song that can be called “Christian,” and is something that we should listen to and play as often as possible.
If God is to be our center point of our lives as is taught within the Bible. Anything that edifies and glorifies the person, makes the person the center point and not God. This is opposite the teachings of the Bible. Seeking to have yourself uplifted, reaffirmed and glorified is not Christianity. It is self-worship, and is fully against the teachings of the Bible. So in reality it is anti-Christian.
If you have a true relationship with God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Playing songs that edify, reaffirm and glorify our Creator actually fills a person with joy. They remember that this life is temporary and fleeting and that our ultimate goal to one day stand before the throne of God and give Him the praise He is due.
So who is it you wish to edify?
Now this is not about what those on the left and in the black community are doing in the colleges and universities. This is about those that go to church and go into their little groups and who they “hangout with.” This self-segregation is actually nowhere to be found within the Bible.
Now as was hit upon in a previous post (Gather together ), there is really nothing that states we must go to church. Now here you will see and have the typical protest and also the mention of the seven churches within Revelation. Also the hierarchy of a “church” in Ephesians chapter four. However, has was established in Matthew 18. Christ’s purpose of gathering together was for the purpose of a set goal within the Body of Christ. Now again this can point to a “church” in the original meaning of the word. Nevertheless, modern day churches no longer fit this model. Now, for this part, they are nothing more than social clubs. A gathering place to gossip and talk sports, not God or the Bible. Sure some person stands on a dais or in a pulpit and talks about what appears to be a Biblical teaching. But most of the time in most churches this is not the case anymore.
Within this social club you will note that there are groups that hangout together. They will separate themselves from the others gathered there for the so-called worship of God. Yet they are not truly “gathering together.”
This self-imposed segregation is actually against the teachings of the Bible. It is something that must be addressed by those very leaders that are shown to be in control in Ephesians. Yet they do not. They do not wish to upset the status quo. Why? Because it will upset their membership of their social club and drive some of the gathered groups away. I would say let them. The bigger the “church,” the less actually gets done for God. Mainly due to the segregation that has taken place within these social clubs.
Do all get to learn the same lessons of God as other? No for Bible study groups are segregated.
Does the leadership instruct the members that talk of sports is not allowed within the building? No for that would drive most men out of the building.
Does the leadership instruct the members not to talk business? No, for once again this would drive away those within the club.
So as you can see. This is not the “churches” the Bible refers to and in actuality makes a lukewarm community. Thus fulfilling the discerption of the last of the seven churches in Revelation.
3:14 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation: 15 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! 17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. 19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. 20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. 22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
Sorry for this being a spoiler review, but there is no way to review this movie correctly without being so.
It has always bothered me as to why they changed the origin of Wonder Woman from World War II to World War I. I got my answer as I watched the movie with my wife yesterday for she said she wished to see it. The end of WWI revolved in some degree to the Arden Forest, as did events within this film unfold. While WWII’s ending was more complex and more devastating. So I understand their need to simplify due to how they wish to approach this story.
Now their increasing her abilities to god level to me was a major mistake. First off we have to understand that it is becoming more popular within the Christianity to see polytheistic gods as what they most likely really were. The fallen angels from heaven attempt to control and rule humanity. This is given weight by the glorified Jesus Christ Himself in one of the letters to the seven churches ( The Seven Churches (Part 4) – The letter to Pergamum ). So making her the daughter of Zeus per this standpoint makes her the daughter of Satan. However the writers were heading more toward a daughter of THE God. This is played out when she makes her great statement about love.
This shows that this movie was made during the campaign for the President of the United States, and those upon the left thought Mrs. Clinton would at this time be president of the USA. Thus making her out to be the daughter of God. Here is the reason why I say this, and what is the problem with not only Mrs. Clinton, but this film.
In one of Mrs. Clinton’s speeches she said, and I quote: “The greatest commandment is love.” This is a bad interpretation of the Bible and in so doing per Galatians 1:8-9, she is cursed by God. The actual greatest commandment is to love GOD with all our heart mind and soul (Matthew 22:34-38). This means to place God at the core of our daily lives. Not ourselves or anyone or anything else. So this film took on a politic aspect the moment these words lift Wonder Woman’s lips.
The way the origin story, which is the first part of the film, was handled, was done very well. From there on it went downhill. Even the great reveal of Wonder Woman in her full gear walking across No Man’s Land was lack luster and pushed. Like most DC character films and TV shows it did not live up to the expectations and the hype.
Base Story: 2 out of 5 swords
Special effect: 4 swords out of 5
Acting: 3 out of 5 swords
Propaganda: 2 out of five (0 being totally liberal, 5 being totally Biblical)
Overall: 2.75 swords out of 5 swords.
I was recently told that we must look at the world in multi-colors not black and white since people are complex beings and not all sin is washed away immediately. Yet that is not what the Bible teaches. More than once in the New Testament statements are made not only by the writers of the books within it but by Jesus Christ Himself that it must be black and white.
Why is this? In my opinion it is due to the fact that we are surrounded by a multi-colored world. Where people in power can lie and they are still allowed to stay in power. It is because the world is imperfect that we must try and reach a level of black and white. It is the ultimate goal that all must aspire to reach. In Revelation 3 the glorified Christ made it perfectly clear. He said He would rather see you cold toward Him than to be lukewarm.
Do you understand the importance of that statement? It is not when Jesus is walking amongst us but after He has risen into heaven that He makes this clear for all to know and read. You cannot be lukewarm or grey or multicolored. It is this mentality that is not only going throughout the world but the church itself that is causing an unclear message to grow which allows church groups to embrace that which is called a sin within the Bible.
It is imperative that we return to the true dichotomy system of you either follow God or you deny Him. You deny Him when you place all else before God. For we are told to place God first and everyone else second and then we can look to ourselves. It is of all import that we do not coddle those that choose to live in sin. Yes by all mean love them as the saying goes: “Hate the sin love the sinner.” Proverbs also say “Spare the rod hate the child.”
We need to make people uncomfortable again. We need to make them feel guilt again, and if they don’t feel guilt then they wish to be in the cold or the black. That is their choice, but as long as we teach there is only grey or multi-colored or lukewarm then we are teaching them to be rejected by God.
Revelation 3: 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth
This is something that needs to be looked at and understood better. As I looked deeper into Matthew 18:19-20, the first thing that stuck me was this part of these verses:
“Concerning anything you ask”
Any is “pas,” which is all, the whole.
Thing is “pragma,” which is defined as a thing done, a deed, action; a matter, an affair.
So when taken in this context is not asking for literally anything, it is more specific to asking for the blessing of God when seeking to accomplish a set goal for the glory of God, through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Seeking after and asking for earthly rewards, which many construe this to mean is actually contrary to the teachings of the Bible, which clearly states that we are not to seek after our rewards from God in this temporal existence but for our eternal life we are yet to live.
This also shows the true intent of why we are to gather together. To accomplish the teachings within the Bible. The true intent is through faith and works, thus agreement in a specific task towards God’s glory, which is shown to us within the Bible itself.
Ponder and think about this, and then decide what is truly important when gathering together.
Matthew 18:19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three gather together in my name. I am there among them.”
God has an ultimate plan. Those within humanity have no idea what this plan is. How long it is meant to take or what will be the overall result.
God, however, does provide humanity with a road-map of what will transpire within the populous that not only once lived, but those that are alive and those that will be alive. This is borne out by facts of prophecy fulfilled.
The book of Daniel is a prime example. It is evidence that God has a plan and that it can tell in advance how humanity will respond and act. Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabean revolt are covered within the book of Daniel and since it was prophesied before the events took place, however it is not history, people do not see it has prophecy fulfilled. The mere fact that they are fulfilled tells us that what is within the Bible when in a prophetic format has, is, or will transpire.
Yet people still go about living their lives as they see fit and how they wish. Thus being pawns. This is why we should read the Bible and come to understand what is taught within the teachings of Jesus Christ. For it is made clear that those that seek after the “freedom” to sin are in actuality slaves unto that sin. Never free ever again.
2 Peter 2:19 – They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.
People complain that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ limits you and causes those that follow it to live a restrictive life. However, this is what most do not understand nor care to come to understand. This life we now live is not the blessed life we are promised as our reward. Yet millions go about treating this life as that very thing. They seek to live wealthy and luxurious lives here within this temporal existence. This is not what is promised within the Bible.
Any that teach and encourage wealth and success within this temporal plain are not slaves to God, but slaves to he who is master of this temporal realm at this time. They are false prophets. Yet millions listen to them and flock to them. They are the slaves, they are the pawns and it is their desire to cause those that truly seek the freedom of salvation to listen and follow them. For they do not wish to live in the pit of fire alone for all eternity.
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. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”
For the vomit and the mud is sin, slavery and they too become pawns of damnation.
Read the Bible. Follow all the teachings within it. For we are to live in the light of God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ by following what is taught within it. For it is both faith, which is belief and love in and for Jesus, and works which are the commandments written within the Bible.
These are the words of Katie Perry when attempting to discuss the Terrorist attack on young innocent girls at the concert that targets this sex and age group, in Manchester England of May 22 of 2017.
This shows the blindness of those that think like Ms. Perry. They preach coexistence, however they reject the one true religion that preaches true co-existence. Her and her fellows’ despise Christianity and say that Islam is ok. Does she not realize that due to her bi-sexual behavior she would at the least be caned and the most killed for her lifestyle choices? While Christianity says, if you live this life you will end up in the pit of fire for all eternity, but if this is how you wish to live go right ahead and do so.
One of the true key elements of true “coexistence” is to allow people to live their lives as they chose to do so. This is what Christianity does teach and since Christianity is the core element of the foundation of the United States itself. This has been born out for over two hundred years, for the most part.
Now it is here that those reading will talk of slavery and the fact that homosexuals had to live their lives in hiding. As for the former this was done by those that have always sought to control and have domain over others. This mere facts points to the fact that those that did this were in fact not truly Christian. For within the Bible it clearly states how people are to treat those below them.
Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. 6 Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. 7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 8 Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free. 9 Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.
As we all know most masters did not behave this way during the time of slavery. So in fact even if they themselves went to a church cannot call themselves Christian. In fact it has been well documented that those that were masters were of the Democratic Party. They also formed the KKK as demonstrated by the 1923 Democratic Convention.
As to the homosexual issues. Should it have been made illegal to live this lifestyle? That is a difficult situation to answer. We know that it has existed for thousands of years and is even addressed in the laws of the Bible and Torah that was brought down from Mt. Sinai. At that time it was a death sentence. The reason being God sees it as a sin against humanity itself. Like murder. Both cause an end to how God would like humanity to proceed in their genetic road-map down a certain path and when someone is removed from this path it causes issues with the genetic road-map and so must be addressed in another way.
Genesis 38:8 Then Judah said to Er’s brother Onan, “Go and marry Tamar, as our law requires of the brother of a man who has died. You must produce an heir for your brother.” 9 But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with his brother’s wife, he spilled the semen on the ground. This prevented her from having a child who would belong to his brother. 10 But the Lord considered it evil for Onan to deny a child to his dead brother. So the Lord took Onan’s life, too.
This is why per the Bible those that live this lifestyle are not welcome in Heaven. Due to their willful disobedience to God Himself. Thus they reject God and His ultimate plan for humanity.
Does this mean humans should serve as their judges and force them not to live their choices? Per the Bible that has been settled by God Himself. To Him, they are murders and so will live in eternity their fate of their lifestyle choice, in the pit of fire. It is not for other humans to judge them.
However, they should not force their lifestyle upon those that wish to live a Christian life. They should not force their ways into Christian’s churches or in Christian businesses. Those forcing their way in goes against true co-existence, and so are wrong.
I find it amazing how those on the left say we must coexist, but in reality have no true desire to coexist. What is even more amazing is that they embrace a group that actually teaches non-coexistence. To Islam those that embrace homosexuality are to be put to death, period. They are serving as the judges to others within humanity.
The rough hewn bean stands within the man made and well-worn hole.
A breath is taken and yet the already tired legs falter and the knees bend. The already torn and mutilated back slides down the blood covered wood causing new splinters of various sizes to tear into the already open and exposed flesh. Sending a new shutter of pain throughout the battered body that now hangs upon the cross, each sliver another sin purchased with His blood that now saturates the support beam He is nailed too.
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Comes from He who is upon this cross as He strains upward to get a new breath, once again shaking in pain as the shards of wood dig into His back anew. Each one another one He welcomes because each is a sin He will forgive.