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Blog for Podcast #133 (And the Sun and Moon will Darken)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

Joel 2:28-32 NKJV – “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

Revelation 6:12-17 NKJV – I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Mark 13:24-27 NKJV – “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

I read these verses for a reason. Now we must understand something. There are other verses about the sun and moon darkening. However, we must also understand that there are two separate events. One in the seals and the other in the trumpets.

These are two separate events. The seal is before the sealing of the 144,000 and the uncountable clad in white before the Throne of God. The Trumpet is after these events take place.

The three I have read today have all the earmarks of taking place during the seal event. A long those lines we must now look at events that take place in chapter eighteen of Revelation.

Revelation 18:1-24 NKJV – After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!” Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

The key statements in this chapter are these:

“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”

At one time this “city” was great in the sight of heaven, but now it is fallen.

What would be something that is seen as “great” in heaven? A “city” that followed and worshiped God and the teachings within the Bible. A place that called itself followers of the Son of God: Jesus Christ.

”For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

What place has it come to light that those in places of power of committed horrendous acts to become wealthy and have control over the masses. Acts that can be considered “fornication.” What place is seen as the richest with earthly wealth all over the world to the point that millions flock to it illegally. Where merchants that produce products and ship products have become billionaires.

Has the flicker of recognition, of understanding finally awoken within those listening or reading this?

The City of Babylon is the United States of America.

A nation founded to allow the free worship of God in the correct manner. Where the Pilgrims fled from Europe to escape the religious tyranny of not only the corrupted Catholic Church, but also the church created to allow a ruler to enter into sin: the Church of England. The place that would be called the one true place to worship the True God, which is why it was once seen as great for this very reason, for the Glory of God.

But now those that profess to being “Christian” care more for their wealth, for their comforts, for their luxuries. More than they care for who they profess to worship, when in reality they worship the whore known as the “City of Babylon.” Could this be why they are vomited from the Body of Christ in Revelations 3:14-22.

This is why the next key statement is made:

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

This is a command to leave wealth and luxuries behind. This is a command to sell off that which the world desires and seeks after God. This is why Christ said this to the young rich man:

Mark 10:21 NKJV – Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

To take up the cross you must live in as little of the world as possible and to spread the Word of God for all to seek after salvation and repentance.

Yet most will ignore this, will reject this. They will reject this truth because they are more content with the here and now than with the eternity promised to us all that are willing to surrender the self and turn it all over to God.

This leads us to the promised plagues and why I started today’s lesson with the verses about the sun and moon dimming.

”Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”

In the judgement that will fall upon the United States of America death, mourning and famine will begin in one single day. Fire will erupt throughout the nation that was once called great. What will cause it will cause all the earth to shake, even to the opposite side of the planet.

What can totally wipe out a nation thousands of miles across?

Well for one thing it won’t be fully wiped out. But what will be left will cause those left in the ruins to morn and to suffer famine. Why? Because crops will no longer be able to even be planted. In essence the United States, the City of Babylon will no longer exist in a form that will allow it to exert any form of influence within the world any longer.

Also, the event that will cause this will make it appear like the sky itself is rolling up like a scroll. Going from blue to darkness most likely in a cloud like form moving from one side of the horizon to the other on a global scale.

As you review chapter 18 you come to see other statements that reflect the city’s resemblance to the U.S. will become even more clear.

But back to what could cause thousands of miles of a nation to become useless lands in one day?

The answer: A super volcano that is becoming more and more active. The destroyer of the United States will be Yellowstone.

“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

Repent, downsize and spread the Word of God. Do it now, not tomorrow. For Christ’s return is nigh.

God Bless

Blog for podcast #131 (A parable for those that seek after their Rewards here on Earth)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

I recently encountered someone that insisted that God will reward them here in this temporal existence. Now for those that have listened to or read my podcasts you know that the Scriptures themselves shows us that this is the furthest thing from the Truth.

Let us look at this in the way that Christ Himself started to teach when those of Israel refused to acknowledge Him as who He is: the Messiah, the Son of God.

An owner of much land had two servants. One servant insisted that he be rewarded daily for his work. The other servant said to the landowner reward me when you see fit. Just please provide me with my daily rations and clothes to cover my nakedness.

The first servant became wealthy from his rewards given unto him by the landowner. One day he came to the landowner demanding more rewards to the point of wanting land from the landowner. And he said to the landowner that he himself would govern his own affairs and become his own landowner with the land given to him by his master.

The landowner gave the first servant a small part of his land and within a few seasons it was a waste and useless. Nothing would grow upon it and the first servant used all his wealth in an effort to fix the land once again and soon after died of starvation.

The second servant continued to work for the landowner. The landowner saw how the second servant honored who truly owned the land and how he treated all within it with respect as to who it belonged to. He saw how this servant nurtured all that was needed to cultivate the land and each year there was a greater harvest.

One day the landowner came to this servant and said to him. I have watched how you care for what belongs to me. So, I have decided to reward you by making you my son. All that is mine shall be yours for as long as you live. All will call you my beloved child and will obey your commands as if they were given by me: your father.

Just so those listening or reading understand. Those that seek for their rewards now. Here in this temporal realm are the first servant. The second servant keeps their eyes upon their eternal rewards that are promised us when Christ Himself returns.

You see Christ makes it clear that all will be rewarded when He returns.

Matthew 16:24-27 NKJV – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself.”

Let’s break down what it means to “deny himself.”

Deny – G533 – aparneomai – I deny, disown, repudiate (either another person or myself), disregard, to deny utterly, abstain

  1. repudiate – to refuse to accept something or someone as true, good, or reasonable

When denying oneself when taking what was just defined into mind. We come to one conclusion. We ask nothing for ourselves and seek only to glorify Jesus Christ.

This means not asking for money, for a fancy home, for fancy clothes. We see this in the Lord’s prayer as well.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

This is all we are to ever ask for. For that is all that we need.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 NKJV – Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

When people pray for earthly rewards, they are ignoring what is the true great gain. All we should seek after is our daily bread and to cloth our nakedness. That is made clear in these verses. Those that ignore this do not deny themselves. They seek to glorify themselves.

When they say that that they pray to God, and He rewards them with earthly rewards. They are acting counter to the Words of Christ Jesus Himself.

Matthew 6:19-24 NLT – “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

Yet who is giving them these rewards which go counter to the teachings within the Bible itself?

1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

Since these things are evidence of the world and do not belong to our Father: God. Who do they belong to?

2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

Luke 4:6 NKJV – And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

Satan is their god, and it is he who is rewarding them. The father of lies pretending to be the Son of God.  Giving them rewards which can be destroyed or stolen.

John 8:44 NKJV – You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Who they are worshipping is not the Savior Christ Jesus, but he who seeks to kill all and have them share in his ultimate misery.

Revelation 20:10 NKJV – The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

For those that truly seek to follow Christ they must do what is ordered by Christ Himself:

Luke 14:26-27 NKJV – “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:33 NKJV – So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

However, none that seek after worldly rewards wish to hear this. They reject that they must give up everything. Yet Christ made this very clear.

Mark 10:17-31 NKJV – Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,’ ‘DO NOT MURDER,’ ‘DO NOT STEAL,’ ‘DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.'” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

“One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

Time and again Christ Himself says to get rid of the self and what the self desires and lust after. They insist that they can be wealthy here in this life and still be a servant to God through Jesus Christ.

Christ has a name for those that think this way. They are called the “lukewarm.”

Revelation 3:15-21 NKJV – “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Do you truly wish to be vomited out of the Body of Christ? Do you truly wish to be cast into the Pit of fire for billions upon billions of years? Just because you wish to have a few comforts here in this life that last at maximum just over one hundred years.

This is the reality of this. This is how you show you believe there is truly a God that created everything, or it is just a fable, and you can do as you wish and please. But in a nice way because you say with your lips that you are a follower of Christ, but your heart lusts after what will please your fleshy need now.

There is no longer any time to play these stupid games with where you will spend eternity. Christ is very soon to return and if you don’t change right this very moment and repent you will suffer horribly and by chance for billions upon billions upon billions of years. All because you want what you want now. It is you that have chosen your fate and so you will be rewarded by Christ Himself accordingly.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #130 (Is it Christianity?)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

The Christianity that Jesus Christ taught. The one that promises eternal life for all that follow Him and His teaches, for the most part, does not exist.

Yes, you heard me correctly. It does not exist.

What people embrace as what is called “Christianity” is a false veneer to the Truth Jesus Christ sought for all humanity to live.

Most of humanity seeks after money. For they need money to get a house, a new means of transportation. Yet Jesus Christ said this:

 Matthew 6:24 NLT – “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

This is a black and white statement.

It is God or it is money. The majority goes with money. I know this to be true. I see it every single day and even did so myself. However, I have made my choice. I went with God.

I downsized over several years and now all I own is in a small RV and an open-air trailer for my motorcylce.

This is how it should be for all that seek after God through Jesus Christ for that is what He wants for all that seek after earthly wealth.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 NKJV – Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

I run into those that say the words: “I am a Christian.” A majority, especially those that are high within the hierarchy of the buildings called “churches” behave in a haughty and self-serving mentality.

I worked with a man that professed to being “Christian,” but his focus was upon making a million dollars in his 401k. It made it and then a few days later one of the recent stock market crashes occured and he lost over $200k in one day.

Extremely rarely have I heard or seen people take their earthly wealth and give it freely to all others that are in need, in pain or suffering. In fact, it is so rare I cannot name a single person in recent history that has given most of their wealth away for the glory of God.

This is the earmark that what people call “Christianity” currently are living a lie. And who is the father of all lies?

John 8:44 NKJV – You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Who was Jesus speaking to when he said these words?

He was speaking to those that came to the temple to supposedly worship God. However, in the preceding verses to the one just spoken Christ explains to those present that they do not follow His Father for if they did, they would see Him as what He was: the Messiah.

These people are the descendants of those taken out of Egypt. These are those that profess to being Jewish.

This is how it is now. How those people lived is how those that profess to being “Christian,” for the majority, now live and act. Their father is not the Father of Jesus Christ. They are their own witnesses to whom they worship in how they live.

1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

Who is in control of this world at this time?

2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

What fruits are born by those that live of the world?

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV – Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

As I have taught in past podcast many misunderstand what is idolatry. Many think it is the worship of statues.

Ephesians 5:5 NLT – You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

“For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.”

What else is said in Ephesians:

Ephesians 5:3-4 NKJV – But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Right now, covetousness runs rampant within those that profess to being “Christian.”

I worked with a man who professed to me that he was a “Christian.” However, he did all he could to get as much money for the job as possible. He was known by many as an overtime-whore.

What was he worshipping? For it was not Jesus Christ.

In Acts we are given an example of how we were to live:

Acts 2:42-47 NKJV – And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.”

I personally know of none that live this way. Yet, this is how we should be living and seeking to live.

Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

It can be done. I have done it and am living my best in this fashion. Even though I was late in my life to come to this Truth. As a result, I cannot fully fulfill that which God demands, but still I will strive to do my very best to be His disciple.

Luke 14:25-33 NKJV – Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”

How many disciples are counted in the Bible? It is not a “great multitude,” but only twelve.  

Are you downsizing? Are you considering downsizing now?

If not, then who truly is your father?

Revelation 3:1-5 NKJV – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Revelation 3:14-22 NKJV – “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

The time to repent is now. Not tomorrow, for tomorrow will be too late.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #128 (For those that call themselves “Christian” and find themselves here in the Tribulation)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

The Holy Spirit had impressed upon me to address this podcast to those that will find themselves still here in this temporal plain of existence after the soon to occur rapture and now profess to being called “Christian” as this time.

Jonah 1:1-3 NKJV – Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

This is what those that now profess to being a disciple of Jesus Christ do. Thus, they like Jonah have turned their backs upon Christ’s directive given to all that profess to being a child of God.

Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV – And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in my name, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Note: For those reading and not listening. Verse 19 actually ends with “in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit.” See Philippians 1:19; Acts 2:38; 16:7 as to why I changed it the way I did.

They have turned their backs and run away from God. Trying their best not to do as God has instructed them.

Jonah 1:4-6 NKJV – But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep. So the captain came to him, and said to him, “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish.”

God is going to send a storm unto those that have fled from the Lord yet professed to being one with Him. It is called the Tribulation. When the storm occurs most that believe they are right with God, yet in reality they aren’t, will be asleep.

It will be someone that is starting to fear the events about them that will cause those that are asleep to awaken. They will insist that those left here and profess to being “Christian” to pray and fix what is wrong. Why? Because they are starting to realize that they could be wrong. That God could be real and they are looking to those that professed to being His followers will in some way fix the issue.

Jonah 1:7-10 NKJV – And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble has come upon us. “So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. Then they said to him, “Please tell us! For whose cause is this trouble upon us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you? “So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, “Why have you done this?” For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

There are those that deny God at this time. However, in the midst of the storm to be called the tribulation. They will come to those that had been asleep and found themselves left here. They will ask those that were left behind a piecing question.

“Why have you done this?”

But what do they mean by this question?

In the case of those that will find themselves still here. Unlike those the rapture takes. Like those that are dead but had truly lived a Christian life. As well as those that were prepared and living a Christian life at this time. They will be asking them why they didn’t follow the teachings within the Bible.

Those asking the questions will ask them. Why didn’t they downsize? Why didn’t they give most of their wealth to those in need and live off the least required to make it in this world? Why didn’t they preach the Word of God and spread the teachings of whom they professed to follow? Why didn’t they separate themselves from the world as we are commanded to do?

Then they may even ask the greatest question of all. How could you have abandoned He who created everything?

Jonah 1:11-13 NKJV – Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you that the sea may be calm for us?”—for the sea was growing more tempestuous. And he said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.” Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them.

What I am about to say will not fall into place with what transpires here in these verses of Jonah. But it will address the mentality of those in the first three and a half years of the tribulation. Many will still be going through confusion. Especially those that find themselves left behind. Some will ask humans how they should act or respond. However, that is not who they should be asking for help.

The more they themselves strive to accomplish any success in their withdrawal from the storm. They will find that they are fighting a losing battle. For the storm of the tribulation will grow ever deeper and stronger.

Jonah 1:14-16 NKJV – Therefore they cried out to the LORD and said, “We pray, O LORD, please do not let us perish for this man’s life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O LORD, have done as it pleased You.” So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD and took vows.

This is what is required for all those that awaken to the Truth. They are to turn to the Lord and first acknowledge that His is real and the Creator of all. Then they are to accept Him thought His Son Jesus Christ. Then do what is required.

Jonah 1:17 NKJV – Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

When this verse is taken in context with Daniel 9:27:

Daniel 9:27 NKJV – Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

We can see that those that embrace the ways of the Lord must allow themselves to be swallowed by the fish. To suffer without protest what is to be endured for those three years. They must enter into the prayer that Jonah entered into.

Jonah 2:1-10 NKJV – Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, And He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me. Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God. “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. “Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy. But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.” So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

“I will pay what I have vowed.”

What is vowed is that they accept what will be the depths of their despair. They will not act in violence but in love. Receiving the pain and suffering that they had brought upon themselves just like Jonah had done. For they had run from His love for their own wants and desires over what is required to be a disciple of Christ.

Luke 14:25-33 NKJV – Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

In chapter 3 of the book of Jonah he goes to the city of Nineveh and finally does as he is instructed. Then the city repents even down to the animals per the Scriptures. Chapter 4 shows Jonah’s reaction.

Jonah 4:1-3 NKJV – But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”

So, Jonah’s excuse for running from his called tasked was because he knew that God would win. As the chapter continues God gives Jonah an object lesson and that is where it ends.

Therefore, Jonah decided for himself to override the rule of God. He sought after his own personal desires and wants over the will of God.

This is the mentality that is full within those that will find themselves still here after the first and smallest of the raptures occurs. They will be angry. Not out of rage, but out of fear. For at that moment they will realize that God will win. They will realize that why they turned their backs upon the Creator of the Universe. Why they are angry. Is because they chose to run from God.

Their anger will not be at God, but at themselves. Now they must embrace the prayer of Jonah to God.

“I cry out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I call to you from the depths of Hades, and LORD, you heard me! You threw me into the depths, and I sank down to the heart of darkness. The mighty darkness engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves of the masses. Then I said, ‘O LORD, you have driven me from your presence. Yet I will look once more toward your holy Temple.’ “I sank beneath the waves of despair, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head. I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O LORD my God, snatched me from the jaws of death! As my eternal life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple. Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies. But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”

Amen

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #127 (Misinformation about Christ’s soon Return)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

I have noted a trend that is becoming disturbing. However, I understand why it is occurring. I have noted an increase in people who profess to being servants of Jesus Christ yet deny His very Words that He Himself spoke. What is worse is that it has to do with His soon return.

Too many are confusing the rapture with the return of Christ. To the point that they are denying the existence of the rapture itself. Nevertheless, these are the Words of Christ:

Luke 21:34-36 NKJV – “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Matthew 24:36-42 NKJV – “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

These are the words of Jesus Christ telling all of a rapture. He also gave a clue as what to look for.  The behavior of those in the time of Noah, and what describes the behavior of those in the end-times that will be like those in the time of Noah?

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Now Satan is quite aware that the rapture is near. Remember He was once an angel. A servant of God. Therefore, part of the great deception is to confound and confuse those that are weak in their knowledge of the Scriptures. Those that still partake of milk instead of solid food. These people listen to those that profess to being in contact with God. Not realizing they are listening to wolves in sheep’s clothing.

People have to understand that if they accept Christ as their Savior, they themselves become a disciple to Him. So, it is their responsibility to learn fully the Bible for themselves. That way they can discern for themselves who is speaking the Truth. I challenge all to fully read the Scriptures and see which is correct. The people they listen to or the Bible.

But to get back on track.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV – But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Now what is important is Christ’s full return will be when He steps foot upon this planet once again. Nothing precludes Him from being in the atmosphere of this planet. Also, there is a need for some event to signal the beginning of the seven years of the tribulation. That is the Rapture.

Christ Himself described turmoil and calamity which are found during the tribulation. Yet as was witnessed in the verses from Luke chapter twenty-one all can avoid this if they follow the teachings found in the Bible. However, we already know that most will reject this Truth. This is seen in two places.

Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Revelation 7:9-14 NKJV – After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The entire seven years is the Great Tribulation. However, we are told this in 2 Thessalonians:

 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8 NKJV – Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

He who restrains the antichrist is the Holy Spirit. However, where does the Holy Spirit reside?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV – Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

If the Holy Ghost resides in us. Those that are filled with the Holy Spirit must be removed from the face of the earth to allow the antichrist to be fully revealed.

Daniel 9:27 NKJV – Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

This is a description of the events about the third temple. At the middle of this period called the tribulation the temple is defiled. This is when the antichrist is fully revealed for all to see. This cannot be accomplished unless the Holy Spirit is removed from the face of the earth which corresponds with Revelation chapter seven. Meaning that in the first three and a half years those that were not prepared and watchful will fix their relationship with God thus being counted in the billions or as the text states “uncountable.”

This is the Truth of the Word of God.

However, many deny this Truth. They say there will be no rapture. When Christ Himself said there would be.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 NKJV – If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

The Bible itself identifies those that don’t acknowledge the word spoken by Jesus Christ Himself. Since Christ said there is to be a rapture then there is to be one and it is before the tribulation and at the midpoint as well. Two different events of two different sizes. Both required to allow the antichrist to be revealed. For both remove those that have been graced with the Holy Spirit, thus making way for evil to be able to run rampant as is witnessed by the desecration of the third and last temple.

But what of the rapture shown in the book of Daniel?

To answer that we must understand how Daniel actually wrote what would become his book in the first place. From verses 2:4-7:28 are written in Aramaic. Meaning the beginning and the ending were written in Hebrew. Scholars agree that this is a type of aiming for those who are to read this book. These separated areas of Daniel to their respective readers of  that language. The Aramaic parts aimed at all of humanity while the Hebrew parts were meant only for the Jewish people and then in time those who would become Christian.

This being said. When approached with understanding that the aimed audience is those that form the nation of Israel in the first part and last part of the book of Daniel. Therefore, the prophesied rapture shown in chapter 12 is exclusively given to those that form the tribes of Israel and no others. So, let us look at these verses

Daniel 12:1-3 NKJV – “At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

These verses describe the tribulation and is directed to those events that occur after the antichrist is revealed. It even implies the 144,000 of chapter seven of the book of Revelation verses one through eight. Their sealing which occurs just before the midpoint of the tribulation, which will protect them from attack by the antichrist and those who follow this person. It also shows the rapture of the Jewish people, which takes place just before Jesus Christ’s return, otherwise known as the pre-wrath rapture.

What many do not realize is how the great deception is to work. Many think and believe that it will be out right denial and rejection of God. They would be right. However, they would also be wrong.

The best definition of the word “deception” is: dishonest or illegal methods that are used to get something, or to make people believe that something is true when it is not.

But note it is called the “great deception.” Many that fall for it believe whole-heartedly that they are following the Truth. Nevertheless, most go against who is the Truth, Jesus Christ our Savior and yet they profess in all honesty that they are “Christian.” They have already accepted the lie over the Truth. Thus, they have already accepted the great deception. Most chase after what they call what is right and say they must and will do what is right. Yet their “right” does not follow the teachings of Christ Jesus.

We are in the great deception, the great falling away. One of the visible signs is the increase in tattoos by those that profess to being followers of Jesus are just one example. Just as there are those that deny the rapture, those that believe wholeheartedly that they follow Christ, yet live their lives in and of the world are a part of the great falling away.

Jesus Christ is soon to return. It is soon to happen however you may wish to believe it will occur. What is important is that you fix your relationship with God through Jesus Christ and live as He told us to live our lives. the more you deny the Truth the more you will have to suffer. be it in the tribulation or in the pit of fire. it is your choice where you wish to face eternity.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #126 (I will no longer debate)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

God impressed upon me through the Holy Spirit to write this podcast. For I am through debating people about the Word of God, the Bible.

Case-in-point:

On Facebook a woman placed her opinion that there would be no pre-tribulation rapture.

Now I must add that I understand where she is coming from. This is aimed at the multitude out there that call themselves “Christian” and are expecting to be taken away before the tribulation occurs. However, they live in and of the world. But I will address this later, so I can get back on track.

Within the thread that followed her post there were those that insisted upon all of Christendom being removed before the Tribulation. There were also those that denied any raptures at all. These two extremes are both incorrect.

I provided what I have learned from studying the Bible. Which is that there will be multiple raptures and I provided some Bible verses to back it up. This is getting to the core of why I am done debating people. For the lady that made the post challenged the verse I used as a witness for a pre-tribulation rapture stating that was solely for those that were already dead being risen. Here is that verse:

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV – But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

She reprinted these verses insisting this had only to do with those that had already died, but cap-locking the key statements about the dead. Which I agree most of it does. However, what does the seventeenth verse say?

1 Thessalonians 4:17 NLT – Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.

I gave all the verses because too many take things out of context, which has led many astray. As you can see even when that is done people will see only that which they wish to see. Which is saddening.

It is examples like this which is why I will no longer enter into debates. Why?

1 Timothy 6:3-5 NKJV – If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

“Even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

For the example I started with today. What has Jesus Christ said?

Matthew 24:36-42 NKJV – “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

Consequently, Jesus Christ foretold of a rapture. Any who say there will be no rapture just called Christ a liar and in so doing denied the Son of God and have sealed their fate for themselves.

Matthew 10:33 NKJV – But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

What else did Jesus say?

Luke 21:34-36 NKJV – “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass.”

This clearly foretells of a pre-tribulation rapture. It also lays out the condition required to be counted worthy. Christ also tells us who will be worthy.

Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

What this means is that the pre-tribulation rapture will be small. No more the a few million people out of the billions which now profess to being called “Christian.”

This is the Truth within the Bible. It is the Word of God and not up for debate or speculation. Nor arguments which goes against the words spoken by Christ Himself.

This is why it is a waste of time to debate. All we need do is give the Truth through the Word of God itself. Why?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

When people chose to debate the Bible, they debate the Word of God and who is the Word of God?

John 1:1-5 NKJV – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

This sentence speaks volumes, when it comes to those that chose to debate and argue against the Bible. We see that their priorities are not on that which they believe, but where their hearts are focused upon.

Matthew 6:19-24 NLT – “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

Many believe they are right with the Lord God through Jesus Christ. Yet they live in darkness because their heart is not focused upon what will give glory to God, but upon what will look nice in their dinning room, or that new bedspread in the guest bedroom that by chance may be used once a decade. Or who are the opening players in some sporting event in the coming week.

Therefore, they are confounded when it comes to understanding the Bible. For they are not listening to the Holy Ghost, but to the world about them. For their hearts are focused here in this temporal realm when it should be focused upon the holy realm they desire to enter into.

They live in darkness and so are perplexed by what is written within the Bible because they do not study it for themselves, but take the word of others whom they believe is better and closer to God than they are. They delegate their responsibility to God to these other imperfect humans in place of He who died upon the cross for them.

This is why I will no longer debate with other. For they have surrendered their salvation for their own wants and desires of this temporal existence. But what is worse many don’t even realize that they have.

This is one reason I hear so many now denying that which Christ Himself described and foretold. Or say it must be this certain way and no other way can be right.

Now I know I am in no way perfect. However, when I read the Bible I do not see one rapture but many. The one promised to those that are faithful and true, the pre-tribulation rapture. The one that occurs when the Holy Spirit is remove from the face of the earth, the mid-tribulation rapture. Then once they are gone the antichrist will be fully revealed. Why? Because it is made clear that it is the Holy Ghost’s presence that is holding back the revealing of the antichrist. So, any who serve as a Temple of the Holy Spirit must be removed as well. Then there is the description of a rapture in the book of Daniel, but it takes place just before Jesus Christ returns, the pre-wrath rapture. this is in the twelve chapter of this book which was written in Hebrew. a clear sign that it was meant for the Jewish people to learn and listen too. These are three different discrptions. How can they be speaking of the same event?  Simply they can’t.

Since all scripture is inspired by God as was mentioned earlier why do so many argue and debate this? Because they are living in darkness and so are confounded to what is the Truth. That is an issue that they themselves must address with God for their own sakes. My job is to teach and evangelize. It is their job to verify what has been taught by turning to the Scriptures. Then if it stands in agreement with the Word then they are to seek to correct what is wrong in their lives as I seek to correct what is wrong in mine.

I will not debate for one other reason, and that reason is the most concerning. For time is running out and Jesus will come at any moment as a thief in the night. It could be right now, tomorrow, next week or even next year. It may even be a few years from now. For none will know the time of His return so we must be ready. How can we be ready if we debate and argue over words within the Bible. All that shows is that those that do this live in sin and in many ways do not truly seek the eternal life to come but the momentary rewards that are found in this fleeting reality that will not be remembered ever again.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #125 (A different look at the letter to Sardis)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

Now why is the first thing the Glorified Jesus Christ did when He had John write what would become the book of Revelation was to write to seven churches in what is now Turkey?

For the simple fact that those that profess to being “Christian” at this time comprise every aspect of those that were apart of these communities in the 90s A.D. Right this very moment people behave in the same manner as those people did that comprised these seven groups.

As has been established in past podcasts those that have studies the Scriptures also have concluded that these seven letters are chronological (Podcast #6 The Chronological Order of the letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation). Meaning the last letter, which is the letter to Laodicea, which tells us of the lukewarm Christian, is the time we now live within.

That being said. Reading these letters and having a heartfelt look into our own lives and lifestyles and seeing if we fall into any behaviors within these letters. In Podcast #102 I go through a teaching that I was directed by the Holy Spirit to pursue. That teaching still applies. However, that does not change that you can get more from these letters. Why?

John 14:26 NKJV – But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Holy Spirit teaches us and expands our horizons. I believe the closer we get to being a reflection of Jesus Christ the more insight into the real Truth God Himself grants us.

Now why have I gone to such trouble to get to this point. Because I have been led to discuss a different angle to the fifth letter. The letter to Sardis.

Revelation 3:1-6 NKJV – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

This one letter actually crosses the lines of many denominations and beliefs within Christendom. In another podcast I singled out one at that time. However, this time I was led to say this covers all that choose to call Jesus Christ their Savior.

Within every single building that calls itself a “church.” Within every community that profess to follow Jesus. Within in every group that studies the Bible at work, in school or in a park. What is said within this letter is something to understand for all that are listening or reading this.

“”I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”

Many have said they are alive in Christ. Yet they do not follow the Spirit. In Galatians we are taught what are the fruit of the Spirit:

Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Living this way is not easy. For there are many trials given unto us that causes us to break from attaining living this way. Many however do not even get to that level. I have encountered many professing to be a child of God through Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the fruit they bear is visible for all to see. For what is seen is the ways of the flesh as is described earlier in Galatians:

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV – Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

What amazes me the most is when I encounter the majority that display the flesh and not the Spirit yet insist, they are one with Jesus Christ. To the point of calling me a hypocrite.

Now why point out these verses from Galatians?

Key elements that rear their heads when I encounter those that live in the flesh, yet insist they are dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. they show hatred, contention, and outburst of wrath.

We can also turn to these verses:

1 Timothy 6:3-5 NKJV – If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

When those that attack the True Gospel when given to them by other humans they show an attitude of haughtiness. Yet the mere fact that they attack the Word of God. Direct quotes from the Bible itself shows that they have no knowledge of the Word or Him who is the Word. However, they insist upon arguing to the point of nitpicking words from the Bible itself. Their goal and intent to be the victor to be shown right, to be shown righteous. Yet all they have accomplished is those things which divide the people. Which explains why there are so many denominations within Christendom.

What are the greatest commandments?

Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV – Jesus said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Is this accomplished by seeking to prove who is correct when the Bible is the only thing that is when not taken out of context or used piecemeal. Several of these misconceptions have been addressed by me in the past. Not to prove I am right, but that the Bible is, because I am trying to follow the greatest commandments.

“Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.”

Even though per the Bible many that profess to being “Christian.” God through His eternal and undying love for all of humanity, still offers redemption if all people do is to return to the teachings of the Bible and repent.

In the book of Hosea, we are taught of the fickle behavior of all humans. We are also taught of God’s undying and unending love. There are those within Christendom that say this is evidence that we cannot loose our salvation. However, as the book of Hosea teaches us as well as Christ Himself in John 15:1-6 this is the furthest thing from the truth.

Many that profess to being “Christian” go about living in and of the world yet know some aspect of God and knowledge of the Bible. This is what is being referred to here in these verses. However, this is where the greatest peril lies as well as is witnessed in Hebrews:

Hebrews 6:4-6 NKJV – For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

it is due to their lackluster knowledge of God and His Word that causes them to fall short. Which in turn can result in Christ saying to them that they are not known to Him

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV – “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

For Christ made in clear in Matthew 12 that evil cannot cast out demons. So those that say they cast out demons and performed miracles and even prophesied did just that because they were at that time a part of the Vine and known to Him. For these are His fruits. That He abided in them and they in Him. Yet they turned their backs upon God because humans are fickle.

This letter is their warning to return to Him.

I was in this spot myself in 2013. I know without any doubt that when I went through my year of Job that if I did not repent and return to Him, I would have been cast off to wither further and destine to be burned. However, due to what was shown in Hebrews chapter six too many are blind to this truth and as was mentioned earlier display their true loyalties to the flesh instead of the Spirit.

“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”

Many do not understand one of the key elements written in the Book of Revelation is what I have just quoted once again.

That key element is these Words:

“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life”

let us look at it from a different angle.

He who does not overcome shall be left naked and I will blot out his name from the Book of Life.

Time is running out. Jesus Christ is soon to return. The rapture will occur for Christ Himself said there would be a time when people would simply disappear from the face of the earth. However, it is also made clear that most that expect to go in the rapture will be left behind. for most that accept salvation or repent do not leave before the tribulation but during the tribulation.

Revelation 7:9-14 NKJV – After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

These are the ones that will suffer pain, hunger and torture. These are the one that will most likely be beheaded. Is this what you desire to experience? Or do you desire to meet Christ in the clouds at His return? It is up to you. Accept the Truth and downsize and turn to God. Or keep living in and of the world and be called the “lukewarm” who Christ will vomit from His Body.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #123 (The Covetous)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

We have to come to a full understanding of what is about to be taught here today. The letters of the New Testament. That form the majority of it. Are the instruction manual of how those that profess to being “Christian” are to live their lives.

Within these letters time and again there are warnings of behavior. Just like any other instruction manual out there these warnings are needed reading and required to be followed. Like for example:

“You must make sure there is no electrical power going to the device or you could be electrocuted.”

These are the warnings found in letters within the New Testament. Why have warnings? Because it is made clear that those that practice these behaviors will not be welcome into heaven.

Now there are those that call this untrue, a lie. These are those that have embraced teachings like “once saved always saved.”

What they need to understand that once they call any part of the Bible a lie they just proved where they stand with God Himself because they have just denied Jesus Christ to the world.

Matthew 10:33 NKJV – But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

How can they be “saved” once Jesus has denied them?

The answer is simple. They aren’t.

Now while those experiencing a hissy fit at this moment and so are once again proving they are living by the flesh and not the Spirit.

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV – Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

We, however, will continue with today’s lesson. Which comes from Ephesians chapter 5:

Ephesians 5:5 NKJV – For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

I will restate this in the KJV:

Ephesians 5:5 KJV – For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

“Nor covetous man, who is an idolater”

Most misconstrue what constitutes idolatry. They believe it is worshipping a stone idol. When in reality the true definition was just given them from the Bible itself.

Covetous man – G4123 – pleonektés – a covetous or avaricious person; one desirous of having more, eager for gain.

Those that live this lifestyle form the majority that profess to being “Christian” at this time. Many of which embrace the false teaching of “once saved always saved.” Most that live this way attend church regularly. Yet as was just mentioned earlier, by living this lifestyle they are in fact denying Jesus Christ. Who in turn has made it clear that He has denied them to His Father.

Simply they are living a lie, and who is the father of lies?

John 8:44 NKJV – You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Please note from where these Words spoken by Christ came from. He was speaking to the Jewish community that said He was possessed by a demon for the Truth being spoken by Him. This is how those now speak to individuals like me that are teaching the True Word of God.

Those that seek after possessions, property. After status. Are in fact idolaters. I will restate Ephesian 5:5 once again:

Ephesians 5:5 NLT – You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

What does Jesus Christ call these people?

Revelation 3:15-17 NKJV – “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

Please awaken to the Truth! Those that are modern day idolators are in fact the “lukewarm.”

Revelation 3:18-21 NKJV – I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

What is it we are instructed to do when we find ourselves surround by those that live in sin?

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Leave those buildings called “churches” which condone and allow people to live in idolatry. Especially those that have huge congregations. Turn to the Bible and not just read it, but study it. Dig deep into the meaning of the words written down upon those pages and come to have a personal relationship with the Creator of everything.

When we truly understand the teachings of Jesus Christ. We seek not to become more prosperous but just the opposite. We seek to downsize. To shed the world and gain and seek after treasures in heaven.

Matthew 6:19-24 NLT – “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

Many do not understand what is being taught in verses 22 and 23. This is actually a teaching of where someone stands in the understanding of their salvation.

Many say they are filled with the light. Especially those that have embrace the false doctrine of “once saved always saved.” They do not understand that their eyes are unhealth and blind and live in darkness. They themselves see light, but when in fact it is darkness. The more they seek after prestige here in this world they sink deeper and deeper into darkness. Take the Pharisees as a prime example:

 Luke 16:14-15 NKJV – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

“For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

As I have discussed in my podcast #114 something that is abominable is on par with the antichrist.

Does anyone truly wish to be comparable to the antichrist?

What is highly esteemed among men?

1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

Therefore, those listening that still seek after what is best, expensive and glamorous need to take a step back and really look into where they wish to spend eternity. For it is made clear that they are not welcome in heaven. I didn’t say this. The Bible said it. As for those that question these Words. Let us look at Romans 2. A chapter specifically aimed at those that profess to being “Christian.”

Romans 2:1-11 NKJV – Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “WILL RENDER TO EACH ONE ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God.

Those that embrace the teaching of “once saved always saved” are starting that they have favor with God. That they are special and exempt. Let us re-read the last verse in a different translation:

Romans 2:8-11 NLT – But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

Any who think they are special and exempt show a type of covetousness. For since they are favored, exempt they can live their lives however they see fit. Indulging in that which Christ Himself said not to seek after or partake of. So, they willingly and gladly enter into to sin for they are going to heaven no matter what. However, as has been shown here in this lesson that is the furthest thing from the truth.

Christ despises those who live in covetousness and profess to being “Christian.” For in reality they are living and walking exactly as the Pharisees did. They willingly and gladly wish to be known as worse than those that openly deny God. For that is how the lukewarm are seen and know. That is why the world laughs at and hates God, because they see how those that are hypocrites live and see in their eyes that God is not real. Not realizing they are not seeing God, but covetous humans seeking to please themselves and not whom they profess to follow. All the time following their own lust and desires leading them deeper and deeper into darkness.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #122 (Faith without Works is Dead)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

I was recently drawn back to one of my blog post I made in 2017. Within it I discuss the breakdown and meaning of the words within verse James 2:20. Today I will read this post into today’s podcast and then expound upon it further.

That is what I have been led to address. It is said twice in James the same wording is used both times in the Greek. So here it goes:

James 2:20 NKJV – But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Faith – pistis – faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

In the pure Greek meaning of the word “pistis” it has the actual and passive sense of “trusting” and “worthy of trust.”

Paul placed “pistis” or “faith” at the core of theology. We must remember that Paul was originally a Pharisee and had persecuted early Christians before his encounter with the risen Jesus. To quote from the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT) –

“Primarily, it is acceptance of the kerygma, i.e. subjection to the way of salvation ordained by God and opened up in Christ.”

Trust me “kerygma” threw me for a loop also, so we need to understand that as well:

Kerygma (from the Greek word κήρυγμα kérugma) which is a Greek word used in the New Testament for “preaching” (see Luke 4:18-19, Romans 10:14, Matthew 3:1). It is related to the Greek verb κηρύσσω kērússō meaning, literally, “to cry or proclaim as a herald” and used in the sense of “to proclaim, announce, preach”.

So, to Paul this was the key element of his teachings. Pure faith and belief in God and that His Son is Jesus Christ.

Works – labor, action, deed

a) Labor – Noun – work, especially hard physical work. Verb – work hard; make great effort

b) Action – the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim; a thing done; an act

c) Deed – an action that is performed intentionally or consciously

I wish to look more deeply in the word “action” especially the “process of doing something” and “an act.”

When you hear the wording “process of doing something” you think of an endeavor. Something that takes a great deal of time to accomplish.

Now “an act” that is where I really which to delve:

One of the meanings of act is defined as “behave in the way specified.”

But where is a type of behavior specified for Christians? The answer is the Bible. So, our labor, our actions, and our deeds must work within the specified nature of the Bible.

Therefore, faith in God through His Son Jesus leads us to follow the teachings of Christ and His disciples, which is the Bible. Meaning we must follow and adhere to what is written within these letters and that we are to repent of our sins and strife to become a true reflection of Jesus Christ.

If we do not follow the Bible than it is “dead.”

Dead – nekros – (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. Per the TDNT in this particular case it could infer “lifeless” or “lifelessness.”

Lifelessness – 1. Having no life; inanimate; 2. Having lost life; dead; 3. Not inhabited by living beings or capable of sustaining life.

So, even though you are walking about and have faith, but do not follow the teaching of the Bible and call that which is a sin a sin and refrain from it you are incapable of eternal life and so are dead in the eyes of God.

That is where the original blog post ended. From here on I will expand upon what was originally inspired by the Holy Spirit five year ago.

Many that profess to being “Christian” go about their daily lives doing the things that most within this temporal exist do. They go to work. Make a paycheck and spend it upon a home, car and clothes. As well as the necessities. They seek after what all seek after. Keeping a majority of their income unto their own wants and desires just like all others do. Then once a week by chance they go to a building called a “church.” Sing a few hymns say a few prayers and then with all their heart believe and think they are fine and dandy with the Lord Almighty.

They do this week in and week out. Totally unaware that their actions, their works are dead and carry no value unto the Lord that their faith tells them they are loyal to. That they are dead in the sight of God for they have not sought after Him but the world.

1 John 2:15-17 NKJV – Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

These verses make it extremely clear. That those that live their lives as was previously described they are truly dead in the sight of God. No matter what they wish to profess with their faith and belief in God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

As I have shown and taught in multiple past podcasts. The actions required known as “works” in James chapter two. Is to live a simple lifestyle. To keep a majority of our earthly wealth at the ready to help those in need. The poor, the hungry, those caught in natural disasters. Living our lives solely for the glory of God through the teachings found within the Bible. This equates to life in the sight of the Lord.

Not rituals like those performed by the Catholic church for example. Rituals and works are two completely different things.

Works done through faith in the belief of Jesus Christ means to seek to emulate our Savior and to live as we are taught to live within the Bible.

Matthew 6:19-24 NLT – “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

If you desire to serve God. Sell the big useless space house for a small house or condo. And not an expensive condo in an exclusive community either. Like the Villages in Florida for example. Sell off and just get rid of those useless items cluttering up your house for they are nothing but idols to your own vanity. Get rid of the Golf clubs and box seats at football or basketball. For sports are the modern gladiators and are those things that appeal to gentiles not servants of God. So, if the church you attend celebrates the super bowl it is not a place of God but of heathen worship. Get rid of the BMW or the Raptor and get a used car or truck by Nissan or Ford. Don’t be saying I can’t retire until I get a million dollars in your 401k, and don’t be seeking to make a 401k that large in the first place. For the majority of what we have is not for our use but God’s.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 NKJV – Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

The most evident witness to a lukewarm I personally witnessed was a person driving a Lexus with “I Love Jesus” stickers plastered upon the back of it. And what has Christ promised to do to the lukewarm?

Revelation 3:15-16 NKJV – “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

John 15:6 NKJV – If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

When Christ speaks of fire and burning, He is making reference to one thing:

Isaiah 66:24 NKJV – “And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.

Do not presume that you are exempt that you cannot loss your salvation. These are the words given to those that professed to being “Christian” in Rome:

Romans 2:6-11 NLT – He will judge everyone according to what they have done. He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

As I have established in passed podcast any who believe they cannot lose their salvation believe they are favored by God. But as was just shown within the Bible God has no favorites.

Just because someone professes to being “Christian” does not make them favored or special. In fact they are the lukewarm if they live their lives like the rest of the world does and so are seen as worse than those that are cold and out right deny God. This is how Christ saw the Pharisees as is witnessed in these verses:

Luke 16:14-17 NKJV – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.

As shown in podcast #114 those that are called an “abomination” equate to being on the same level as the antichrist and those that follow that person.

Is this how you wish to be known for all eternity within the Pit of Fire? Or do you wish to be a true disciple of Christ Jesus?

Time is running. Action is required on your part. For you have a say in your salvation. Where you wish to abide is in your hands, but you must act quickly for Christ is soon to return.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #120 (Those that listen to fables and myths)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

I have been trying to help a young lady in her early journey into Christendom. I did not have face to face contact with her, which may have helped, but I didn’t, and it didn’t.

I could see she was hot for the truth and the ways of the Bible, but I also saw that she was being toss to and fro by many different and varying viewpoints. She eventually succumbs to the onslaught of all the false teachings flowing throughout the world at this time.

I could see her being tossed back and forth. This way and that. I truly tried to help her by giving her the Bible, the Truth.

I saw one major flaw that I could not overcome. Why? Because it was not mine to correct, but hers, which is why she eventually fell.

She could never truly surrender the self. She had to maintain control. It was her way or the highway.

In her last comments to me she embraced a dogma that called for abandoning all of humanity if it didn’t match her skin color. Due to past crimes and lies told by those of the lighter skin color. I believe the core of this belief comes from the woman that desired to test Solomon’s great wisdom and witness his wealth. That woman being the Queen of Sheba.

Many imply, and there was even a movie made about an illicit relationship between them. Yet the Bible doesn’t say anything like this occurred. However, many within the black community say it did take place and thus makes them the true Jewish line. So, they base their place in history and place with God within an action of sin. Which God would not condone or allow or support.

This is just one example of the fables and myths that people create to have their way with the will of God. With how they wish things to be satisfied in their wishes and desires to have what they desire most in this world. A ticket to eternal life.

Nevertheless, this is the furthest thing from true salvation. True eternal life. True belief in God doesn’t use the crimes of religion as an excuse not to follow the teachings within the Bible. True belief in God doesn’t segregate one color of skin from another.

There is a key verse within the Bible that shows how many chose the path of true salvation:

Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Why is the road to hell so broad?

Because most take the easy way. They take the easy excuses not to do what is within the Bible. Why?

Because they wish to dress fancy. They wish to live richly. They wish to feel special. They wish to feel better than others. They desire that they themselves are unique and marvelous.

In Podcast #65 I discuss those that are haughty. Listen to that if you wish details. However, I will key in on some important verses:

Romans 12:16 Amplified Classic – Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits.

Proverbs 3:7 NKJV – Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

Why they seek after fables and myths is because first off, they have not read the Bible for themselves. Secondly, they desire to be in control of their own lives. They do not wish to surrender all to God.

It is to these people that the letter to Galatians exist. The first topic of the letter is how quickly they have abandoned their salvation and what will occur to those that teach fables and myths:

Galatians 1:6-10 NKJV – I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

What is the saddest thing of all is how many listens to false gospels. How many listens to fables and myths. It is far more than one would consider or accept. This explains why we are in the age of the lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-22). We are in the end of times before the return of our Savior Jesus Christ. As is seen in what was foretold:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Yet most don’t see this or even realize. Again why? Because they do not read the Bible for themselves as was stated earlier.

Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life.

John 14:6 NKJV – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

This is the only way to holy eternal life.

Now why do I add the word “holy” in the last sentence?

Because all will have eternal life. Just those that accept Christ as their Savior and strive to be an image of Him will see holiness. But the key is to being an image of Christ is to truly seek to live as He commands within the Bible.

This means living modestly. If we have wealth to keep a majority at hand to help those in need and not to please our own wants and desires. That means no fancy home or two homes. That means no fancy cars or trucks. That means no fancy clothes. Which falls right in line with the words of Jesus Christ Himself:

Matthew 6:19-24 NKJV – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Aka – money

Many believe with all their hearts they are walking in light. Yet they aren’t. they are in darkness. Not realizing just how dark things are for them, because what they believe to be light is darkness.

But who lives in darkness?

Ephesians 5:1-16 NKJV – Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Most that believe they are “Christian” actually walk in darkness, in sin. The true definition of a lukewarm. And they wonder why people are saying it is nearly time for Jesus Christ to return.

Nevertheless, they don’t do anything about it. In turn going further into the darkness. Acting as if they are one with Christ yet they go further and further away from Him. This results in the loss of their salvation. Even though they insist that they are fine, and they are a wonderous servant of God through Jesus Christ.

One of the things I have learned as I strive to follow our Savior. I see that most out there that profess to being servants of God, are in actuality servants of themselves. Striving to be wealthy. To have the best of everything. In total and complete opposition to the Word of God.

Revelation 3:15-21 NKJV – “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

The return of Jesus Christ is soon to occur. It is time to make yourself right with God. Follow the Bible and stop seeking after wealth and personal comfort and satisfaction in the here and now. Seek after your treasures in heaven by getting rid of your treasures here in this world.

Seek after the True Gospel and stop listening to fables and myths.

God Bless