Monday, April 14, 2014

A COMMON PROBLEM - CONTROL EVENTS-PEOPLE OUR WAY.

      PLEASE BEAR WITH ME, as most of us, self included, will try to control others, and or events, that fit within OUR understanding, and or our accepted doctrines, and try to convince, cajole, or even "sell", others to our ways of understanding!   After all that's how we today have about 33,000 different Denominations, under the very loosely fitting title "Christian." , but ALL came from ONE WORD, ONE SAVIOR,ONE GOD, RIGHT?
             
                                         FIVE PASSAGES THAT SHOW THIS.

     Joshua 9:3-6  "And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, They did work wily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy. And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us"
NOTE: These people used lies and deception to control events agree?

       2 Samuel 13:1-8  "And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her.  But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man. And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.  And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand. So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand. Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat. So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes."
Note: Lies and deception to gain his selfish desires, to control people to his wants, right?

      Daniel 3:1-26  "Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,  That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:  And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:  And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.  Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.  Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.  Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire."
Note: here the threat of death by fire was used to extract worship, yes?

    Matthew 20:8-12  "So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house,  Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day"
Note: Did not all agree to work for a penny a day? Yet some, who toiled all day, used fairness to try to control the outcome to their favor,.  Last one!

     Luke 14:18-20  "And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come"
Note: each had a selfish excuse to control event.

    All passages above, are shown that people will use, or attempt to use control another to get what they wanted  There's not one example that Jesus used this method to guide others to His ways, because LOVE and TRUTH will not fit within these examples, agree?

     1 Peter 2:20-24  "For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
       Isaiah 53:3-9  "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth."

    Note: Would you agree, that one's need to control others or events, really stems from a self-centered need, yet keeps those trapped within this need?  What does the Holy Word of God, tell us of this all "Too Human" problem?

     Proverbs 21:2  "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts"
Note: Most people, if asked, "Are YOU a good person?" will agree that they are  but notice....
      .Proverbs 14:12  "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

Note: I know there's many "NEW TESTAMENT Christians"  out there, but that's only the roof of the "House of the Word of God, the Old Testament is the foundation and walls, so how can Y O U build this way?????
        Ephesians 1:18  "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,"
Note: It is only by our surrender to Christ, that Grace become available to us, but know that God read our hearts and minds, even our very thoughts, how can we know this?.........

       Matthew 5:28  "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart"

       Jeremiah 10:23  "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."
Note: Self, is not good, and we can't make self better, as this takes for us all a new way of thinking. Yes, we can on the surface, put a a new face, but the old ways are just below the surface right? Our steps/actions sooner or later will reveal the true self, unless we agree to allow outside force to to re-new us!
      .Jeremiah 15:5  "For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?"
Note: Who other that God and Christ, cares enough about you to to see "How you are doing"? Remember Jesus took your place and mine, for the wage of sin is death...Romans 6:23.

    Jeremiah 17:9-10  "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings".
Note: The Human Frontal lobe, is where we judge things, evaluate things for right or wrong, it's where our conscience resided, and none can close this to God's searching!
     Proverbs 23:6  "Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: "       Proverbs 23:7  "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."
Note: An evil person, does not have your best interests in mind, would you concur?  Because. "As a person thinks so they are and do"
     Matthew 12:33-35  "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."

Note: Does all this not point you, dear reader, to the simple fact that we all need Jesus' power,  and guidance?
    John 15:5  "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."
Note: nothing that is worthy!   Without Jesus in our life we can't do......
     Matthew 7:12-13  "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:"
Note: Two verses, two paths, the first with Christ leads to salvation and eternity, while Vs.13's path is on your own and leads also to eternal not life but death, as life can NOT exist with the very presence of God's life force Spirit!  This is why there'll be no sinners in Heaven, as Christ's Spirit within His own people, will HE, then,  be able to keep us from sinning!

     Matthew 11:27-30  "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."   [emphasis are mine j.b.]

                                   WHY OF OUR DIFFERENCES IN DOCTRINES?

     Romans 14:5  "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind."

       Romans 14:7-9  "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living."
Note: Because Jesus died for all sins for all time, HE has the right to Judge us, to hold each of us to account, and all shall be judged according to the Royal Law, the Ten Commandments!  Therefore, what each of us believes, will not change the facts of accountability nor of Judgement, because no human can change God's Law, yet many think they can on #'s 2 and 4 of His Law! In point of fact the vast majority of Christians ignore the 4th Law's SPECIFIC DAY, THE SEVENTH DAY! SO HOW DOES THIS SET WITH THIS......?
    Revelation 14:12  "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."     Genesis 2:1-3  "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
      Exodus 20:8-11  "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Note: Please tell this simple man, "What can man do , to "MAKE"  anything holy, including a Common day"?
We must learn to be more like Jesus, by keeping our minds upon Jesus, and study His word as the whole Book is about Jesus! [John 1:1-3,14].

                         FAITH---TRUST---- ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN!

     2 Corinthians 4:8-16  "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day."
Note: If. . .if you are with Jesus, then who can stand against you?  Only YOU! That's why He gave us a free-will, because love can NOT be forced, He loves YOU and wants your love in return! It's really that simple!

                       Our Efforts to CONTROL must be Controlled, right ?

     We must allow the Holy Spirit to have full access to our hearts/minds and ask daily for the infusion of the Holy Spirit to work within us, to develop a Christ like character, within us/ Not as Judas Iscariot......
         John 12:4-6  "Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?  This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein."
Note Thief? WHO, after three years of daily togetherness with Jesus?
      Matthew 26:6-10  "Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me"
Note: still not yet named but......
    .Matthew 26:14-16  "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him."

Note: Judas was money hungry, and that's not healthy.....
      Colossians 3:1-5  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, [desires, lusts]and covetousness, which is idolatry:"

QUESTION:  ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT BEING READY FOR CHRIST'S SOON RETURN?
     Colossians 3:2  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Note: Then set your mind and heart, NOT on earthly stuff, or treasure, but on things Heavenly! Please know that it IS the mind you must work with, not feelings, but well thought-out doctrines within the Bible's covers! WHY?
     Jeremiah 17:9  "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
This verse asks a question "Who can know it, who can know our thoughts?  God knows!

     The above verse  we must also allow it to tell us to prayerfully ask the Father for help in our ways of thinking, and get rid of our earthly,"Stinken Thinken" syndrome!
       Philippians 2:2-3  "Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."    Philippians 2:5  "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: "

Note: One that Great Day of the LORD, when He returns to gather His own, those who have rejected Him, will by Him be rejected, thus perish on the spot! Those with Christ's Spirit within shall stand!  So self examine self against the Word of God, for IT is our ONLY guide, to learn it, study it, know it, and be not deceived by man nor men!
     2 Corinthians 13:5  "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"
     2 Corinthians 7:10-11  "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter."
Note: I know of no better place, to learn a better way of thinking than one's study with a good king James Study Bible, that has the "Chain of Evidence"  in it's margins. This takes a word, a thought, a precept from all other locations, making your understanding  Biblical and correct! The Bible is it's own expositor, it proves self within self!

    Romans 8:13-14  "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
Please read Romans 8: 3-30.

                   ALL WHO ARE WILLING TO CONDEMN OTHERS:

     Christ died for all sinners, thus earned the right to judge, but unless  y o u are willing to die for another best not judge that person, right!    
    Yes many a "Christian" is quick to point out "Thou shalt not Judge" but they forgot the rest, "Until you yourself is without sin!"

As Jesus Christ committed His self unto us, unto death, how much commitment on our part does He desire?
    Job 23:10-12  "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.  My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food."

Note: We can NOT to this on our own power and will, but when we ask we receive all the power and will to over-come our hang-ups, our secret sins, and YES our OLD WAYS OF THINKING shall be replaced with thinking as HE thinks!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS.


        BIBLE READING, BIBLE STUDIES,.......this is US. . . hearing the "Voice of the Infinite".

       Is it not better that YOU, read and study the Holy Word of God, for yourself, rather than getting it SECOND HAND? 
       MOST Sunday keeping Christians, are just as happy taking the words of a Clergy, within whom are their own biases,  and or whatever deceptions that they have been taught, that has been been compounded by each generation, until it is full of errors?

      Genesis 1:1  "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth"
Note: The word translated as God, should be ELOHIYM', please know that manes of are great importance, and this name occurs 2,700 times, and it essentially means Creator! While Elohiym. is God as The Creator of all things, Jehovah is the same God in Covenant Relation, to those whom He created [2 Chronicles 18:31] Jehovah means The Eternal One, The Immutable  One, He Who Was,and IS, and IS TO COME  [ Gen.21:33.
     Genesis 21:33  And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, [Lord =  Elohiym]  the everlasting God.[God = El ]

    John 1:1-4  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. "
   
John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God , and the Word was God .

   In the beginning, Now what was, or existed before the beginning, of Creation?
1)   The WORD, and we know this to be Jesus Christ
2)  God [Theos] is the Father

    Thus we know that God The Father, Created all things THROUGH Jesus Christ, including man!.....
    Genesis 2:7  "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

With key words in  the Greek
 Genesis 2:7  And the LORD God [;'elohiym], formed man ['adam], of the dust [`aphar]; of the ground ['adamah], and breathed into his nostrils [;'aph]; the breath of life ; and man [;'adam]; became a living soul .
Note: God-- 'elohiym-- means Gods plural.    Soul a breathing Creature human and or animal!    Please make note, that soul means a living creature, NOT a added on something, that is  NOT immortal as many teach, that is immortal!

   Psalms 33:6-9  "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."
 
Note: man knows not the how, but the fact that the Universe, and all that is within it, is here,  must say something! As within the human idea of a "Big Bang", since we can see the order of God's Creations, what is about any huge explosion that results in any kind of order, and the progression we see in the night sky? Is it possible to toss a bomb into a auto scrap yard, and have the explosion create a new and perfectly operation car, as the result? Is that not the same thing as saying that we and all things are here due to an explosion?

Isaiah 40:12 "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?"
   When Moses asked, "Who shall I say sent me?"
    Exodus 3:13-14  "And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
     Matthew 22:32  "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
     When Jesus said this the temple leaders knew exactly who He was, but they were afraid ??? of Jesus taking their place ????, and that they'd be reduced to a common man??? Pride can be,  terrible thing !
    Note: That Jesus willingly left Heaven, and to be born of woman as a baby, means He has still the dual nature, both human flesh man, and the Divine God!  He never used His Divinity for His own good! He used His Divinity to help others, the sick, the blind, the lame, even the dead! It was the human part of Jesus, that allows Him to sympathize with us, in our dealings of everyday life, for He was tempted as are wee, yet He overcame sin with perfection of character!

Have we been given a picture of of some kind as to His appearance?

    Ezekiel 1:26-28  "And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake."
     Daniel 10:6-7 " His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves."

Note: Please note that brass, near it's melting point becomes almost transparent!
    Is Christ very tolerant, or does He stick to rules, God's Law, the Ten Commandments?
    Revelation 3:14-16  "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

   John 6:35  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst"    
     . John 6:46-48  "Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life."
Note: Jesus and the Father, are ONE, in thought and deed, and purpose!
     John 6:50-56  "This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him"

Note: MANY ARE TROUBLED BY THIS PASSAGE, but please know the eating of His Flesh and drinking of His blood is but symbolic wording!
      Look at this from this perspective...food and water, now you can look at both, day in and day out, without either of them doing YOU any good, right? YOU have to taking the food and and water for life, agree? Well the same with Christ Who IS THE WORD, AND WHO IS THE BREAD OF LIFE! Thus without the study, prayer full study of His Word, no one can receive any value of the Spiritual food and guidance within the covers. agree!. SO EAT AND DRINK THE WORD!

    John 8:2  "And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them."
   The I am is  teacher of the Word.
   John 8:12 " Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life"
    John 10:8-13  "All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.".

Note: Jesus can say this fact, that HE is the Good Shepherd, Who willingly laid down His life, as payment in full for our sins!

      John 10:14-18  "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."

Note: The greatest reason that most people reject Christ, is that He is as a "Mirror" that we hold up to look at our selves, and that fact makes us see things within us that we know are evil and thus sins! We want most of all to life life as we want to, right? Yet I have known people, who will nearly "Jump out of their skin," at the knock on the door or the ringing of a phone!..Yet with Christ peace of mind is given that the world can only wonder about!

    John 11:25-26  ""Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

Note:  Jesus knows that He can resurrect us from death, so in His mind death does not exist, per say! Just read in this chapter the story of Lazarus!  Now if as many believe, at death we go one of two locations, right? Well seeing Lazarus was friend of Jesus can we assume that he went to Heaven? Now I ASK YOU, seeing that he was dead for 4 days, would he be a "Happy Camper", when he found himself back on earth, ? Yet still all wrapped up, almost like a mummy? What they nothing sharp in Heaven to remove all the wrappings? After reading this Bible account remember what Christ said? Did he say Lazarus come down, or come up? NO! He said "Lazarus come forth"!

      John 14:1-3  "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."
       John 14:15-16  "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;"

     Mark 2:27-28  "And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath."

Note: As Jesus is the Creator, did He also create the Sabbath, and why?

    Genesis 2:1-3  "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
Note: YOU may just want to take a peek at your calendar, to make sure which day is the Seventh day, and which day is the First day of the week!

TO LEARN WHO JESUS IS, AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER.

    Please read the whole of these three chapters: Matthew 26; Mark 14 and Luke 22.

     Matthew 27:46  "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Note: This passage has puzzled many, yet it need not be so! IF. . . and only if, one keeps a few points in mind!
1).  Deuteronomy 4:23-24  "Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.   24  For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God."
   Note: Sin nor sinners can NOT  exist in His presence, Therefore God the Father had to remove Himself ,and His Son [ sorry it means ONLY"The Pre imminent One"] could not see the Father for the very first time in their existence!

2) The Father had placed upon Jesus' shoulders, all sin from and for all time, from all humanity!
     Galatians 3:13  "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"  [tree = cross]
     Isaiah 53:5-7 " But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth"

NOTE: Please know this Bible fact: "If anyone refuses Christ, then His death and thus payment for their sins, THEY shall pay the price for sins by themselves, thus burned up with their sins when the Lake of Fire is created, to engulf earth to purify it from all sins and death!" That's the why for this......

     .Revelation 20:7-10  "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever"
NOTE: The Satan and all his deceived people, will try to take by force, the free gift, that was offered to each, with great love, yet they rejected both Jesus and His gift, while yet living! that, I call, a TRAGIC, AND NEEDLES WASTE OF LIFE!!  WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?

WHAT SHOULD JESUS MEAN TO YOU AND ME?

     Isaiah 9:6-7 " For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."
     Exodus 3:14  "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
     Revelation 1:13-18  "And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death"
    Mark 9:3  "And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. "
   Note This passage from Mark,in from the Mt. of transfiguration, where Jesus appeared with Moses and Aliyah, in glorified bodies..

   Acts 22:7-11  "And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus."

Note: This was Saul renamed Paul, on the road to Damascus, to round up, and bring in Christians, before his conversion.
 This bears a repeat:
    Isaiah 9:6  "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Note: Jesus uses only LOVE and TRUTH, and will not ever force Himself onto anyone, period. Satan on the other hand, will never use these tow, but will use every thing else, including murder, via his proxies, as he is doing with religious fanatics during the Dark Ages, and still doing today within Islam, which they claim is a religion of peace! [After the noise of the bomb is no more?]

     John 1:12-13  "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God"
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     Philippians 2:10  "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;"

Note: Yes, even Satan will be on his knees, and with all others will admit that The Father God, is righteous as are His judgments!
     There dear reader, no matter how you view this, nor where you stand in relationship with Christ, if in the end you shall bow, and acknowledge HIM as your personal Savior,why not do so now?   And live!

   
Deuteronomy 30:19  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

(j.b.) I pray also that YOU, chose live in Christ, over death, by rejecting His love for YOU!

   Luke 24:44-48  "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things."

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Monday, March 17, 2014

EAT MY FLESH--- DRINK MY BLOOD?

   I thank Pr.  Harold Premdas, for his kind permission to me to post his sermon of 3-15-2014. Thank you.

  THIS TEACHING OF JESUS IS A "HARD SAYING"                                                                        John 6:60  "Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?"
       Note: (jb) Yes it a 'hard saying' especially if taken literally, but even figuratively it makes one pause and think, or it should. but let's see what it means according to the Holy Bible, shall we?

      Introduction:        .
     
      This sermon will show us that the Bible we have, is authored by One Divine Being, with one central message, in the original human languages in which it written and in which it is read today, regardless of what English or American version or translation we use or is our favorite.  [K.J.V. used here]                                                                   The sermon will not end where it begins, for we will reference and tie together distantly separated Scripture texts. Be prepared to connect the dots. Be prepared for surprises: the ancient will become modern; the obscure will prayerfully become clear; the strange may become familiar, and so on.                                       We are going to start with a sentence from the Lord's Prayer [Matthew 6:9-12] "Give us this day, our daily bread."
      Do YOU have the fullest and proper understanding, when YOU pray this prayer? Or do YOU just repeat it by rote, sort of automatic, if you will? The sermon will propose an answer that may 'blow your mind'!.
      Let's explore what many have discovered as they probed this text:......
      John 6:53-58  "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever."

Sermon Body:
   
     The above passage, is part of the conclusion of a conversation that Jesus had with the crowd that went looking for him the next day, after the miracle of feeding the five thousand men  [plus unknown number of women and children] with 5 small loaves of bread and two small fish, that a lad, in the crowd had, for his lunch. This conversation be gins with Vs. 25 of John 6, and ends at vs.59.
      John 6:25-59  "And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum"
   
     That conversation, for the most part, took place in the synagogue in Capernaum [see John 6:24 and 59]. Some of it must have taken place in the village itself, or in the outskirts.
      The background to this conversation, however, is the miracle feeding the crowd, the account of which can be read in John 6:9. and on wards This miracle is NOT the focus of this study, but we need to make note of a few things:
1) It is the ONLY miracle recorded in all four gospels, that makes it very important, to the Author, agree?
2) The total number of people fed to full satisfaction could range from the 5,000 men mentioned to as many as 20,000 with all women and children. {No "day-care centers" then}
3)  Twelve baskets full of bread and fish were left over after the meal.
      It was Jesus Himself who brought the miraculous feeding of the day before back into the conversation by telling the crowd that found him on the other side of the lake in response to their inquiry, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"  He answered, "You are looking for me because you ate the loaves and had your fill."

     Is this the first time in History that there was a miraculous feeding of a large crowd?  OF COURSE,NOT!   The Children of Israel were fed Manna, or Angel's Food, for the 40 years during their wilderness travels. Per article pulled up on Google, that put their number of all peoples who left Egypt is estimated at somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 million. In Numbers 2:32,  the population of men aged 20-50 numbered 603,550, as fit for military duty, thus allowing for the additions of women and children under age of 20, the Google number is very conservative.. Now, let us recall that his huge host was fed with food from heaven, the Manna, for the 40 years of wandering until they reached Canaan.
       We share a quote from E.G. White, "The Desire of Ages" book, p. 297: "The Manna falling from Heaven for the sustenance of Israel was a type of HIM who came from God to give life to the world....." [(j.B.) this is Jesus Christ, by whom ALL things were created]   Colossians 1:15-16  "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"
      Revelation 2:17  "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that over cometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
     But, neither the bread fed to the 5,000 men at Galilee nor the Manna in the wilderness, 15 centuries before, as miraculously as they were provided, was NOT the bread of life!
      Before discussing further the Bead of Life, let us make a reference to another symbolic bread, renewed each Sabbath, as part of the services of the Sanctuary and its successor, the Temple. This was NOT brought up in the conversation of John 6, but forms a big part of the imagery that can and should be discussed as part of this teaching, because it related very close to the topic.
      Exodus 25:30 " And thou shalt set upon the table shew bread before me alway (s). "

      Let's look at a quotation from the SDA Bible Commentary Vol 1. P. 638  "Show Bread/Presence"  two rows of six loaves [1 from each tribe of 12.] as a perpetual offering, from all 12 tribes. Which were replaced each Sabbath [in a remarkable ceremony]. The loaves, which were being replaced, being considered holy, were eaten by the priest only in the {first compartment} the "Holy Place". n {Leviticus 24:5-9} These 12 loaves constituted a perpetual thank offering to God from the 12 Tribes, for the blessing of life they received from Him daily. {This for now, has omitted the sentence from this commentary}
     
     Now, some take the two stacks of six loaves to have a neurological significance related to the 66 books of the Bible, not knowing, or not thinking about, perhaps, that in the original writing of the Bible there was less than 66 books. Numerology is not factual, as it is of man, and does not in all cases fit within Scripture, for example the number 13 is often shown in verses or chapters dealing with rebellion against God, but not in ALL cases, so as interesting as it may be, it is not a accurate guideline!

       Some of the Scribes, [ are those who could read and write], and Pharisees in the crowd conversing with Jesus made a request for a visible sign in order to convince them that His claim to having been sent of the Father was true. They went on to cite the case of the Manna eaten by their forefathers, which they believed to have been provided by Moses. Jesus replied.....
     John 6:30-34  "They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread."

   You see most of Judah was taught, that it by the power of Moses that they were fed Manna, but Christ set that straight! When He told them.....
    John 6:35-37  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
     They did not like to hear this because.....
     John 6:41-42  "The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?"
     Note: In other words , "Jesus, we know your Father and Mother and you are their son!'  To which Jesus gave them some heavy statements.....
    John 6:45-51  "It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."

     These who ate the Manna have died but...
     John 6:50-51  "This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."

    This last statement, had them aghast, so they asked "How can this man give us his flesh to eat"?
     John 6:53-58  "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever."

     This must be rated as one of the most difficult to understand passages, especially to those new to the Word of God, but follow me, please....
    In one of them best and most descriptive book, as well as the most Biblical accurate book ever written about Christ Jesus "The Desire of Ages by E.G. White we find this on page 389.
      " To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ, is to RECEIVE Him as  one's Personal Savior, believing that He forgives our sins, and that we are complete only in Him. It is by beholding His love, by our dwelling upon it, by drinking it in, that we are to become partakers of His nature. What is food to the body, Christ must become to the soul. Food cannot benefit us unless we eat it, unless it becomes part of our being. So too is Christ of no value to us if we do not know Him as our personal Savior. A theoretical knowledge will do us not good. We must "feed upon Him", receive Him into our hears/minds, so that His life becomes our life. His love, His grace must be assimilated"

      Symbolically, this is what Christ said to do "In remembrance of Me"!
      1 Corinthians 11:24-25  "And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me."
    This IS The Communion Service, where ALL Christians eat unleavened bread drink grape juice as symbols of His flesh body and His blood! Sorry not actual flesh and blood but in SYMBOLISM ONLY! They represent the broken body and spilled blood of Jesus who died for the sins of humanity!

Conclusion:
Now, let's go to the final sentence in the quote from the S.D.A. Bible Commentary we spoke of earlier:  "In a higher sense, this bread {the bread of the Presence, the Shew Bread} pointed to the Spiritual; bread, Jesus Christ
     So the Manna in the wilderness, the shew bread in the Tabernacle and in the Temple, the bread served on the hillside in Galilee, the bread served as part of the Communion Service are ALL dots to be connected into the the sentence of the Model Prayer Jesus taught to His disciples, "Give us today our daily bread"-- which is in full fact Jesus Christ who give all who honestly seek it, eternal life!

John 6:51 " I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."

   (j.b.) My prayer for YOU, dear reader: "Father we come before your throne of Grace, seeking Thy mercy and forgiveness is Jesus' name.  Beloved Father, I ask that you, Who sees all, knows all and is ever present, give Father this reader wisdom to understand Thy word, and Your strength, to adhere within it!. That some day as Your will allows, that we all will meet Thee face to face, and give Thee our thank filled love and Thanks, Amen. In Jesus name I ask this favor Amen

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SIGNS AND WONDERS or THE BIBLE PART 2.

 
    This post has used the book "The Thunder of Justice", by Ted and Maureen Flynn [MaxKol Communications , Inc., 1993] in the part one, as well as part 2.
Here is the the Forward b y Malachi Martin, writings.

    Only a very distracted and unaware Christian of today could have avoided receiving at least a fleeting impression, by the "long hot summer," of 1993, that for a number of years now, there's been a steady build-up of events-- in the broadest sense of that word--all of which indicate that humanity as a whole and the Holy Roman Catholic church in particular have reached a fateful threshold beyond which lies a now condition of human affairs.

Malachi Martin is a professor of the Pontificate University, and a Jesuit, thus a roman Catholic.

     Vision, Appearances. Messages. Predictions. Warnings. Interpretations. weeping statues and bleeding Icons. Miraculous spring waters. Spontaneous cures. Spinning dances of the Sun, and eclipses of the moon. Little children telling the future. Uneducated men and women {(j.b.) JUST LIKE MOST OF THE APOSTLES, RIGHT?] instructing Popes and presidents. Nationwide publicity tours by bearers of special; revelations. Throughout all of this, an obvious emphasis on the singular role of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Nazareth as the Queen of Heaven's [(j.b.) right out of Babylon 's paganism] Mother of all Living, and, not surprisingly-- as the Mediatrix of all Graces is pervasive.

     But such exultancy is soberly contrasted with the other side of this century's carnage. For this is a century that has witnessed and is still witnessing scenes of unmitigated horrors. The industrial slaughter of planned wars,  {turn to "The Secrets behind the Secret Societies" in this site, and learn of the planning and by whom] of literally millions of men,women and children killed. The wiping out--sometimes as it were overnight, of mighty empires. CONT:
NOTE: Daniel 7:24  "And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings."
[(j.b.) Three kingdoms and all their peoples, were the Heruli destroyed in A.D. 493. The Vandals wiped out in 534 and the Ostrogoths the same in 538, the same year that that Rome ruled both the Civil powers and the church powers.   Daniel 7:8,20,24.  The reason why in vs 25...
       .Daniel 7:25-26  "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end."
Note: In Genesis 1, God set the time of days from sunset to sunset. { Perhaps for all to know when the Seventh day Sabbath began as there were no clocks?] Yet Rome changed our days from mid-night to midnight, as we still have today. Laws, well Rome dispensed with the Second commandment the one of Craven (carved) images and changed the Sabbath of the SEVENTH DAY to the first day of the week. BUT, but you say they still have the 10, right?
WRONG!
They no longer have the 2nd [Exodus 20 1-17] so they split #10 into two parts!

CONT: 
   "An ever widening ripple of infanticide [abortions] running to well over a billion in the last fifty years. An ever climbing number of fratricidal wars---245, at the date of this writing, are in progress.  Waves of torture and persecutions [(j.b.) just as in W.Europe during Rome's rule?] on all five continents. A continual stream of natural disasters without known parallel in human history as we know it. This world scene is overhung by generalized economic depression, and the clear emergence of an as yet skeletal one-world government that is professionally secular, frighteningly dangerous for human liberty, and in dim outline resembles George Orwell's portrait of "Big Brother", in his 1984 scenario.
Malachi Martin. "Feast of the Assumption" August 15, 1993.

As one can see, "Truth and error", mixed together,  blended by time to to what is now the Universal Church, which is what the name in Latin means by the word Catholic!

FRIAR GOBBI

      Beginning in 1973 Fr. Gobbi began to write down these interior locutions [internal vision/messages] he was receiving. These numbered over 600 and are published in a book entitled, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons."

    "That they be faithful to the pope and to the Church united with him, by a total obedience to his commands.Cont:
John 14:15-16  "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;"
Note: OK, the Bible and Jesus tells us to obey Him but the church tells us to obey them named as Pope! Your choice!

Cont: anticipating and seconding his desires, spreading his teachings, [{j.b.) those of a man or those of Christ?]  defending him from every attack, ready to fight even to the shedding of their blood in order to remain united to him and faithful to the Gospel. There will soon  come a time when only those who are with the Pope will succeed in keeping the faith of my son and being preserved from the great apostasy that will be spread everywhere. [ (j.b.)  is this not an oxymoron? the gospels tells us to...]
    Matthew 5:39  "But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

FR., Gobbi September 18, 1998:
    "our Blessed Mother told us that we have a period of ten years-ten decisive years: "In this period of ten years there will be come to completion the time of great tribulation, which has been foretold to you in Holy Scripture, before the Second Coming of Jesus. In this period of ten years they mystery of iniquity prepared for by the ever increasing spread of apostasy will become manifest. In this period of ten years all the secrets which I have revealed to some of my children will come to pass, and all the events which have been foretold to you by me will take place.
IBID  The Thunder of Justice.

This time frame of the ten years gets us to 1998, correct?  It was by 1998 that the Papacy had every encyclical, it needed, and in place!  Including the Sunday laws encyclical, leading to the New World Order under Vatican rule! One World Government, ever heard of it? This also included the dictum that says "heretic must be punished", and of course the Church once more decides what is heresy and what is not!
      Ecclesiastes 1:9  "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."
     Colossians 1:16-17  "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Note: Lest we forget as to WHOM is in charge, and guess what it ain't man nor men!

THE LAST DOGMA IN MARIAN HISTORY.

     ONE of the most significant revelations of Our Lady of ALL Nations [(j.b.) guess she got another promotion, all nations?] was given on November 15, 1951, when Our Lady appeared on the earth-Globe, with a cross on her back, rays streaming from her out stretched hands, and a multitude of sheep gathered around the globe. She said, " The Lady of All Nations is here, standing before the cross of her son: her feet are placed in the very midst of the world, and the flock of Jesus Christ surrounds her. It is as Co-Redemptrix and Mediatrix that I come of these times. I was Co-Redemptrix from the moment of Annunciation. This is the meaning: The Mother has been constituted Co-Redemptrix by the will of the Father. Tell this to your theologians. Tell them likewise that this dogma will be the last in Marian history.
IBID The Thunder of Justice P. 53.

Note: Well now of something as revealing ass this where can we find this in God's Word? Book chapter and verse, please! OH, it's NOT in God's Word, then are these words only of men?  YES!   BUT to whom does the Bible say our salvation depends upon?
      Acts 4:12 " Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Note: See what happens when man leaves the confines of the Holy Bible? Men think that they are gods! Then if so, please lets us see the Pope, or any man, raise the dead or walk on the water, or feed a multitude with five small loaves of bread and a two small fish!
     2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 " Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?"

Note (j.b.) I have been asked the why men can think and so as this, and the only answer comes in....
     2 Thessalonians 2:10-12  "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Note: They love not the truth, thus never search for it, as it is MUCH EASIER, to take the words of others!

   1 John 2:1  "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:"
   1 Timothy 2:5  "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; "
    John 14:6 " Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Dear reader, I pray that YOU  can accept and believe the Words of God, over the words of men! Is Mary even mentioned here?  Men who can NOT even save themselves, let alone others!

Cardinal Ratzinger , reportedly wrote. " The visionary that there are no theological barriers to the possible proclamation of the dogma. Some speculate it could be the proclamation of this dogma that will create the official schism in the Catholic church, which is foretold by many visionaries to happen in the last days."
IBID The Thunder of Justice.

While all these things were ongoing, there was a simultaneous, eruption of the supernatural actions seen by many as Extra Terrestrials, UFO's and our apparent fascination with Star Wars and its like in movies and books.  Plus remember all the hoopla that crop circles generated?  But look at the following verse and think!
     2 Corinthians 11:14  "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light"

We have the rise of Krishna and his messenger Krishnamurti,  whom was to be the Messiah, but now that position has been taken by ......   Benjamin Creme as the Maitreya,     plus the huge rise in all the eastern philosophies, and Spiritualism,. as almost all humans have accepted the very first recorded lie in the bible...

     Genesis 3:3-4  "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:"
Note: This lie of Satan's is accepted and believed and taught in most Christian churches, and most all other man-made religions as truth! As if man is already immortal. and able to live forever! But if one is not familiar with God's words, then one can and will swallow Satan's lies!
Genesis 3:19  "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return".
Note.Nothing hidden nor difficult in this passage is there?
     Genesis 2:7  "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
NOTE: man became what? Noting was added, that is separate from the human body now was there? Beyond GOD's "Breath of Life", which returns to Him whom gave it!

    There have been many sightings, pictures taken of Crosses of light appearing on windows, lights shining upon statues, where there was no man -made lights shinning! Including those of Buddha, Maitreya statue in  Japan. The Lord Ganesha, the Hindu statues, began "Drinking" milk from; a spoon and it slurped it up!
     Then there Hasna a little Muslem girl who cried real crystal tears

In North America  two white Buffalo calves were born one in 1994 and the other in 1995,  fulfilling Native American prophecies. The odds of this event a real aberration are estimated to be at 6-10 million to one!

     Vatican Two, in 1999,  was the fulfilling of a vision by Don Bosco in 1862.
    This stated that all of earth's churches/religions can stay where they each are in theology just all long as they accepted the TWO PILLARS of Rome, one YEAR before the close of the 20th century!
1.     They Accepted Papal supremacy
2.     They accepted the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary

Please know that in this meeting of earth's religious leaders, [sorry the Seventh day Adventist did not attend] the Pope was declared as the "World's Spiritual Leader!" [when one mixes truth with error, one gets error!]

The magazine "Focus" a German magazine with Mary on the cover, declared her a Goddess!
   " The words of the Dogma read: 'We declare...l that the most Blessed Virgin Mary in the moment of her conception was, by the unique grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Savior of the human race, preserved intact from all stain of original sin' ".

   All this we now find that many religions are now worshiping Mary!!  In Rituals of Hindus of India she is now the Earth Mother.

Who remembers the story of the Pool of Bethesda? Which the Jews erroneously thought that when the pools waters were 'troubled" or stirred up, anyone that when into it, was healed. That notion came straight out of Babylon's paganism!
     John 5:3-4  "In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
NOTE: "For an angel went down at certain season...."  Now where does it say ANGEL OF GOD? It don't but read Revelation 12 and learn that Satan was able to deceive to his side of the war, 1/3 of all the angels, and no human now, on their power can see any angel good or evil! So who does this healing but Satan, in order to have YOU believe a miracle, that most think came from God!
    Please remember that an "Angel" of the Lord, was among them in Human form by the name of Jesus Christ! Please read John 5 the entire chapter. Learning that Jesus did NOT put the helpless man into the water, but told him to get up and walk!  None needs to go on a "Pilgrimage" to be saved! Thus with this one miracle Jesus put away all this Babylonian rubbish!
 
   John 3:16-17 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
Note: to believe one must also obey, to surrender one's will unto God.

    However, please note, that of all of earth's religions, which one church is most oft quoted as standing against abortions, against homosexuality, and for the applications of Bible morality? Rome, as all the worlds. media is always put Rome into the picture, yet the one Church that regularly teaches the whole Bible is hardly ever mentioned even though it has more schools more hospital and more clinics than any other Church, and is the fastest growing Christ based Church on earth?  The Seventh day Adventist!

VASSULA "AUTOMATIC HAND WRITING" .

  God,
does not work like that, taking one's hand and forcing one to write what ever! If this is what He wants to convey to His children, every computer on earth would be turned on and His message displayed, period!  This is part and parcel of much of the New Age messages, but they are 180 degrees out of phase with the Words of God, from guess who?    Here is a written interview between Friar Laurentine and Vassula:
Fr. L: --"But in the case of these messages, is it your hand that moves, or rather is it dictated to your hearing?"
Vassula: "It is dictated."
Fr. L: " But you said your hand was moved in some way"
Vassula: " Yes, it is simultaneous. At first He guided my hand without dictating,\. One day He said to me, L'I would like you to learn to listen to my voice, the interior voice..' "  . "And in six weeks I learned to hear the interior voice.......It is dictated word by word: and at times there are words that I don't even know. I have too look them up in the dictionary."

Message of Medjugorje- in the former Yugoslavia.
   
      Since June 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been appearing and giving messages to the world. Our Lady continues to give messages to six young people (referred to as "Visionaries", from this village. Ivan, Jakos, Marija, Vicka, and Ivanka. Our Lady is to give each of the six visionaries a total of ten "secrets". Only one of the secrets so far, has been revealed by the visionaries.Our Lady has promised to leave a visible sign on the mountain where She first appeared. Our Lady said: " This sign will be given for the atheists. You faithful already have the sings and you have become the sing for the atheists. You faithful must not wait for the sing before you convert    [(j.b) Question: "how can one be faithful and still not be converted?] This time is a time of grace for you, You can never thank God enough for His grace. The time is for deepening your faith and for your conversion. When the sign comes it will to late for many."

IBID The Thunder of Justice 1993,

   December 7, 1974, Mary revealed to Father Gobbi, a Professor at the Theological University, a Jesuit.
   She revealed to Gobbi, why she chooses the "Little Ones", "I, the Mother of the Church, am personally intervening and initiating my work of salvation. I am initiating it thus: with simplicity, with hiddenness, and in such a humble manner that most people will not even be3 aware of it. But this, my sons, has always been the way your Mother has acted."

      1 Thessalonians 5:9  "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,"
     
    Hebrews 5:9  "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"

Note: I hope and pray dear reader, that YOU, by now can see the results of having one's Traditions, come before the Scriptures of God! Truth mixed with error is still error!
   "HIDDENNESS"    such and interesting word used her, don't you think? What's the last book in the Holy Bible called, Revelations of Jesus Christ, meaning the revealing of Jesus, yet this system operates with hiddenness?
   
    John 18:20  "Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing."
    Amos 3:7  "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."
Note: Notice that this claim is 180 degree out of phase with the Bible?   WHY? Why the opposition?
         AS Rome is so much of their faith standing outside of the scriptures, is it fair to to think these verses fit her like a wet T-shirt?
Revelation 14:8  :"And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."  {Rev. 16:19; 17:5; 18:2,10,21.}

IBID 
    Fatima, Garabandal, Medjugorje, at San Nicolas Argentina, on November 19, 1987, Jesus said: "my Mother must be accepted. My Mother must be heard in her totality of her messages. Souls will come too me through the means of her Immaculate Heart."

Note: Rome is putting Jesus Christ, who died for YOUR sins and mine, in the back seat, of salvation, thus 180 degrees out of phase with scripture!

Medjugorje: Apparition on February 11, 1997, appearing to one... Mirjana. Plus in AZ. where a wife saw, a bush full flowers, and her hubby did not, so he took a photograph of it and it showed a wispy Mary figure
Plus St. Frances is one whom regularly appears, as well. Yet the Bible says this about the dead.
    Ecclesiastes 9:5  "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten."  [Genesis 3:19  "......from dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return"] Plus find post, "What does the Bible say about...?"

     There are many pictorial proofs, of lights shinning down through people, through books, at gatherings in buildings, or outdoors in the sky, even stuff that looks like writings,. Now if you see this, would you not be impressed? Would you not think that it was by the Hand of God?   See if one sets aside the Bible, then one MUST rely on visions, and apparitions and miracles, to dazzle, to attract and to hold people, right?

    2 Corinthians 11:14  "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
    Revelation 13:11-18  "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

Note: (j.b.) If the last verse throws you,  contact me at www.servant@frontier.com for answer, and why, and what position this is, within a power system. john b.

WEEPING STATUES:
   All around this earth, we have reports from Rome, who must approve all such reports before publication,  we have bleeding statues, of granite, marble, even plaster, and paintings, that "Bleed" pure blood, Olive Oil, and or water. All lab tested for contents and purity, but none of this finds a fit within the Bible. Plus we have rose petals, falling from the shy, with the imprints of Mary, or Jesus within them, not painted nor drawn on, but that how they grew!  This occurred in the Philippines, on "Marian Day."
     Now if YOU are a Bible student, there is nothing written within, that even remotely comes to cover these events, then one must ask, "When did God ever get into 'parlor tricks'?

IBID: 
    "My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior. As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before." {(j.b.) Sorry but God does NOT punish the just for the sins of the unjust after all Noah and seven members of his family were save in the Ark right?] Fire will fall from the shy and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor the faithful.  The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead, The only arms that will remain for you will be the Rosary and the sign left by my Son,. Each day recite prayers of the rosary. With the rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."


Revelation 20:1-7  "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"

RED: These are those who accepted Christ with loving obedience, time frame is the Millennium,
Next: the First Resurrection comes with Christ's Return
Blue: thus this is the FIRST Resurrection the saints of God.
Green:  for a Second death to be possible, the dead must be resurrected agree? But who are these? Well if the just are made alive , again, then these must be the unjust the non-believers, those who have the Mark of the Beast, which is SUN-day--- sun-god worship, worship according to laws of men and not of God!

     Revelation 20:7-10  "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

Note: Please know that this forever and ever, has been greatly pushed by Satan and His friends, to discredit our Father God! His punishments are NOT eternal, but the results are! Sodom we are told also of ever burning fire, but if so why did it take until the 20th century for men to find it? Why did they not look for the flames?

December 12. 1998 Los Vegas NV.
    It began an hour after midnight prayer vigil, the miracle statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe began to weep real tears. She cried again the following afternoon at 2 p.m. and 2:30 pm. The tearful statue, called the "Weeping Virgin of Los Vegas, by the media, is located in the backyard of the Covarrubia's family of Los Vegas, where they have built a small homemade shrine to accommodate the many visitors since 1993, when the statue was first seen to weep.
Note: Los Vegas . . . a good town to weep in agree?

STIGMATIST. . . STIGMATA. . . STIGMATISM...Those who bleed as Christ did, but without wounds. They suffer, as per Rome,  as Christ did, for the sins of mankind.

Therese Neuman (1898-1962) Germany. Mystic and stigmatist, she did not eat, sleep, nor drink, had no bodily functions for 40 (forty) years! She lived only of the Eucharist [the bakes flour and water wafers] . She predicted economic ruin for the USA vai natural disasters.

Note: Is the above true? I know not but Rome says so!

Padre Pio Italy 91887-1968) a stigmatic who said, " It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun, than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass."
Note: Rome believes that with the wafer, the HOST, is actually the embodiment of Christ, who is Crucified each Mass, symbolically!

Julia Kim stigmatist , Philippines,  was fed the Host[wafer] by the then Pope John Paul II, during the Mass, when the Host turned to blood in her mouth. The just Happened to have a camera ready with color film and snapped the picture! {see this picture in #233 DVD "Signs and Wonders", at www.amazingdiscoveries.org  in the search bar type 233 Signs and Wonders and its' in near the end of part 2.
Question to all these signs and 'wonders', are they from God or from another power? Now if all this is what one belief is founded on, would it not be very dramatic, and convincing?

  These people, are very important  within Catholic structures. They are blessed and honored by the Popes, even given metals, and they hail from many nations, even in the US and Canada.

Sister Anna Ali --Nigeria... has strong messages for the world, particularly concerning the Eucharist and those who want to malign it.  Currently there is a stigmatist on every continent! This is the first ever of such a record in Catholic history!

Berna Nazzurw  Damascus Syria. this young lady under her stigmata, bleeds profusely from the center of her forehead 

Note: All this is very impressive, yet gruesome, but a QUESTION: "Did Jesus not died for all sins for all of humanity, and for all time? YES OR NO?   Why then all this? Is this not Satan's handiwork?  YES!  So why does Rome tell the world, that these are suffering as Christ suffered for the the sins of the world???????  Can one then deduce that those who uphold their human traditions and human laws far above the the Holy Bible tend not to study it thus tend to be illiterate within it?
    Why does Satan treat these poor people with this terrible thing? Why are these people still allowed to be so deceived? Remember where Christ is Satan is NOT!

    Luke 10:20  "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."
Note: All any believer in Christ needs to say, 'In Christ's name be gone"! This will send Satan and anyone of his fallen angels fleeing!
   I am sorry if YOU think this is against Catholics, but it IS for the TRUTH! I, personally have Catholic family members, whom I dearly love. Yet, even though from their own Bibles I pointed out the truth, they still insist on taking the words of mere men, in place of the words of God! It's almost is if Satan was able to brain-wash them!
Plus, those of you that do look up this info on the web will see a lab report on the Olive Oil that was collected and tested! No olive oil available to anyone even today, can match its purity!  So my greatest hope and prayers are that these folks under the Romish Church, are set free, for the Word ca do so...

John 8:32.  "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

STACLARA:  
    This young woman,  does not bleed blood, but she does have PURE OLIVE OIL coming out from the pores on her face, and hands.!  That's a hard thing explain, would you agree?

This YOU may have heard or even saw it on T.V. ]'s CNN new Flash Monday 9:12 AM. 19th December 1996.
  "Reported that a figure of the virgin Mary appeared on the front windows on a building, a bank,  in Florida. It showed the rainbow colored stain of the window on T.V.  and it did represent the same shape as Mary holding the Jesus child as is often depicted in Catholic cathedrals. It was frightening to see it. Masses joined the worship of this phenomenon in front of this building, praying with rosary and crucifix in hand, while others broke out in ecstatic of tongues or glossolalia.  {people would break out speaking in tongues when they came near]

SUMMERY OF THE MARIAN PREDICTIONS:
1) Pope John-Paul II the last Pope before the final events.   Oopps missed on that one , right?
2.) New Pope will be eliminated by an Islamic convert bishop who will declare himself Pope,  a Miss!
3.) New World Order  [Nope Sunday Law worldwide first, by Nations governments/ Not yet.
4,) Chastisement{Plagues} Matt;24.Mark 13. Luke 12 already in progress HIV, quakes, etc.
5.) True Pope restored,,,,,,,,,, not Biblical
6.) Church reigns [ death degree to all heretics]
7.) Christ Returns [the 7th Trump of God  begin 1,000 years with Jesus and the saints in heaven's New Jerusalem
Please know that the Devil [Revelation 12:9] was a liar from the beginning Genesis 3:4. so do not take this seriously..However the simple fact that Satan has put in this much effort and energy, some will come to pass, but only those that find harmony in the word of God, such as #3-7 but excluding #5!

MARIAN NAMES -TITLES IN OUR AGE.

Prophetess Of These Last Times
The Immaculate Conception
Mother of the Church
Mary as the New Eve
Queen of Heaven and Earth/Queen of Peace.
The Assumption
Queen of the "Holt Rosary"
Queen and Mother of the Families
Mary as Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix,Advocate.
Our Lady of all Nations
Ark of the New Covenant
Mother of the second Advent

Note:  Every thing that Jesus is, she is supposedly also, not bad for a woman still in her grave, right? If you disagree, please this dummy Book, Chapter and Verse, that shows she was resurrected and ascended into heaven!

   This Church, DOES NOT CHANGE, it is even more conservative now than before.

MORAL LIFE and the MAGISTERIUM of the CHURCH.

2032: The Church, the  "Pillar and Bulwark of the truth"   "has received this solemn command of Christ from the apostles to announce the saving truth."
    To the Church belongs the right always and everywhere to announce moral principles, including those pertaining to the social order, and to make judgments on any human affairs to the extent that they are required by the fundamental rights of the human person or the salvation of souls."

Note: Now that does not leave much that these men consider is not within their right to correct, by what ever means they deem best, right?  Remind anyone of their M.O. during the dark ages? It surely must! Now lets get the foundation of all this thinking.

ARTICLE 2065: 

    Ever since St. Augustine, the Ten Commandments have occupied a predominant place in the catechises of baptismal candidates and the faithful. In the 5th century, the custom arose of expressing the commandments of the Decalogue in rhymed formula, easy to memorize and in positive form.
they still are in use today. The catechisms of the Church have been often expanded Christian morality by following the order of the Ten Commandments.
Article 2066.
     
     "The divisions and numbering of the Commandments have varied in the course of history. The present catechism follows the division of the Commandments established by ST. Augustine, which has become traditional in the Catholic Church!.........."

So they admit that they take the efforts, of a man, who was an "Insider in initiate"  for the changes they hold to in their books of catechism with differ greatly from Exodus 20 1-17! So they follow a man, in the place of God's Word!

ON May 13, 1991 , she {"Mary"} revealed to Fr. Gobbi, "My Pope John Paul II I confirm to you is the Pope of my secret: the Pope about whom I spoke to the children during the apparitions;  the Pope of my love and my sorrow,,,When this Pope will have completed the task which Jesus has entrusted him and I will come down from Heaven and receive his sacrifice, all of you will be cloaked in dense darkness of apostasy, which will then become general.

Note: Well this Pope John Paul II, did indeed survive an assassin's bullet, but we are with the 2nd Pope since John, so error or wrong guess on Satan's part?

Now lets get to the nitty-gritty parts shall we?

THE REMEDY:  IBID The Thunder of Justice. 

     THIS is a place where we see many of the root causes of our problems, It is the commandment of KEEPING THE SABBATH HOLY. In the Old Testament, not honoring this day was only one of several sins punishable by death. 
    Although we are not living under the Law of the Old testament. CONT:  {(j.b.) then why did God write them in stone, for permanence. Do any know the 10 Laws are but the character of God, His Glory? How can we change god's Laws, His character? His glory?
     Malachi 3:6  "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."
     Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
     Revelation 12:17  "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
CONT: there is widespread abuse all throughout the Christian culture concerning the Sabbath.

Note: Sorry Rome, but your day of the Sabbath, is the First day of the week not the Seventh day which God created as His last act of Creation! Read Genesis 2:1-3 and Exodus 20:8-11 rather than your own rule books!

IBID:
   
  " God's intention for the Sabbath was a day of rest honoring God through worship, conversation, teaching and praise. Today, if someone even bothers to to to church at all, SUNDAY, will be an endless litany of recreation, television, athletic events, shopping and errands all crammed together."

Sadly, this church has lead the way for most Christians, regarding Sun day, as the day for worship, but that's the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, not the Seventh Day that God has set aside for us all.!

See, most have been taught and believe, that the the Sabbath is on Sunday, and not on the Bible's Sabbath which is from SUNSET FRIDAY TO SUNSET SATURDAY, THE SEVENTH DAY!  Just a peek at your calendar, which always begins the week with Sunday and ends on the the SEVENTH DAY Saturday the Bible Sabbath!

It IS the Catholic Church that changed the Holy day into a common day, and took a common day Sunday and made it a holy day. Now can man or men make anything holy? Including water?  NO!  Why? Look at whom the worship on SUNDAYS? From the Pagan god the Sun! Thus by proxy they worship Satan!

Daniel 7:25  "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."
 The Exodus 20:8-11 is the Sabbath commandment, it IS the ONLY one that begins with the word REMEMBER, plus it is the ONLY one with a time element in it.... 6 days. As for times, read Genesis 1, and learn God set the days beginning at sunset to sunset, but the Popes changed this to midnight to midnight!

So, the Seventh day Adventist Church teaches, "Keep the Commandments of God", but Rome teaches "keep the Commandments of Rome"!  As most other "Christians" follow her laws for Sunday keeping,  it seems most are following the dictates of men rather than those of God, yet most want to be saved right?

Can man save man?
NO!
For if it were possible, Christ died without cause or reason, right?

  Revelation 12:17  "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
   Revelation 14:12  "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

Rome insists that she has all the truth regarding the Bible, agree? BUT she says that the Sabbath was for the Old testament only so how come the word Sabbath is used 56 times in the King James?

      Matthew 28:1  In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.".

NOTE: IF. . .if as Rome says, we are not under this law, please tell me why Jesus as His custom was to go the Temple to worship on the Bible's Sabbaths?  Notice in the verse above that fact that the END OF THE SABBATH AND THE NEXT DAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK THUS SUNDAY!

NOTE: Never ever take the words of man/men for the Word of God, no not even this man, but check it out for yourself, as self will face Judgment!

As by now you can judge, all this IS not about anything other than THE SABBATH DAY OF GOD'S WORSHIP DAY OR that of the day man's law? Whom do YOU wish to follow God or man? Which will you worship?

Want to learn more? Visit your 7 Th Day Adventist Church any Sabbath/Saturday at 9;15 Am. You just might be very happy that you did!

Questions?.........Comments?
John
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Thank you for YOUR time
john B.