Archive for August, 2014

Christians: Where is YOUR focus?

Here in America, “church” and the “concept” of church has become just like a “social club”, where finely-dressed people file into a building to show other people how “godly” and “righteous” they are, and where hymns are sung for a good 40 minutes or so of the service, usually. And then there’s the talk about church budgets, tithing, etc.

Jesus Christ and the need for forgiveness of sins/salvation is hardly EVER preached (if at all!) The message of the bible has become far, far watered down. People go to church to attend “social events” or on “Christmas” or “Easter” but they hardly EVER walk away from a church sermon having truly learned something or feeling edified in their faith in God/Jesus Christ! There is little to any PHYSICAL persecution here in America for those that are Christian, other than the occasional “scuffle” between Pro-choicers vs. Pro-Lifers and social/popular media ridicule and occasional removing of prayer from schools, etc.

But in the middle East and parts of Asia and Africa, people are being MURDERED and losing THEIR VERY LIVES for their faith in Jesus Christ! Plus bibles (throughout many parts) and churches (even small “house churches”) are BANNED! Imagine if every single breath you took was living in FEAR of being killed or beheaded for your faith and there was no true rest for you and your family, day and night. That is the total physical/emotional/spiritual/psychological TURMOIL these poor folks in Christian-minority countries are having!

But the Middle East isn’t the ONLY place where Christians and Jews are being rounded up, harassed and sometimes killed. Anti-semitism is ON THE RISE all around the globe. In fact, they’ve already had Pro-Palestinian/Anti-Israel/Anti-Jew protests in France, (possibly Germany) and New York. And next is gonna come Anti-Christian rallies, you can bet on that. It’s not really a matter of IF as it is a matter of WHEN.

But Christians here in America, for the most part, just seem to have their heads in the sand! “Oh, that could NEVER happen here!”, they all say in unison. Yeah well, that’s also what the Jews thought as well during the time of Hitler and WWII. The closing of Jewish owned shops and stores was just the very beginning. But even then, many Jews didn’t read the writing on the wall and still remained in Germany. Well now, some of the Atheists/Satanists/Anti-Christian/LGBT activists are starting to purposely target “Christian businesses” and are trying to put them out of business by “filing complaints” against them, etc. Could this be the very beginning? However, UNLIKE the time right before WWII, Christians here in America don’t really have another country to flee to. It’s pretty much the same all over the globe.

Over in the Middle East, men, women and children are being CRUCIFIED and/or BEHEADED for their Christian faith! While some of them have the options of leaving, paying a heavy tax, converting to Islam or dying, some of them aren’t so lucky. Christian homes are being “marked” by Qur’an-obeying Muslims. Christians in the Middle East, I’m told, don’t even sleep in their own homes anymore, they sleep out in the fields or in refugee camps. This is a sad, sad time in the name of humanity, INDEED! ;(

While American Christians are deciding what to wear on a Sun-day service for a watered down gospel, Christians in the Middle East are losing their very LIVES and livelihoods for the gospel! If they’re caught with a bible or with bible in hand, they’ve pretty much already signed their death certificates, as far as Qur’an-obeying-Muslims are concerned. And the bodies of the dead Christians are often left behind as a “reminder” for the Middle Easterners not to stray from Islam. And unlike the CNN news reports, Islam is NOT a religion of peace, it’s a religion of DEATH and DESTRUCTION! The Quran calls for the DEATH of the “infidel”. And the “infidel” is Jews and Christians. And the Quran calls for “beheading” of the “infidel”, which is WHY there’s so many beheadings now of Christians in the Middle East.

But I ask you THIS: where is YOUR focus? And where is your faith in Jesus Christ at, right now? Would you be ready and willing to DIE for your faith, if necessary and if threatened with death? If you don’t have the TYPE of faith in Jesus Christ, where, if you were threatened with death and/or torchure today, my personal prayer is that you would cry and call out to the Lord Jesus now to GET that type of faith. Because ya NEVER know when the next “bomb” will go off, when the next “riot” will be, when the next “crazy gunman” will come and start shooting up the place you’re at. Ya never know. So if you’re not ready to die today for your faith in Jesus Christ, then you need to GET READY! And again, I don’t say that to scare you but to prepare you!

I once saw this very good message on Godtube where a person portraying Jesus Christ asked a Christian the following critical question: “how can you DIE for me when you can’t even LIVE FOR ME?” In other words, the message was, if we’re not effective witnesses for Christ (by our words, by how we live for Christ by following the 10 commandments, helping those in need, treating people with patience, kindness, humility, etc.), then we’re not going to be effective martyrs for Christ. And if our lives “for” Jesus are in vain, then any purported death “for” Jesus will ALSO be in vain. Do you get what I’m saying, here?

The Book of Revelation in the New Testament (believe it or not) says in Revelation 20:4 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 worshiped 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”.

So in other words, the book of Revelation is possibly suggesting some sort of Islamic warfare against true Christians during the Tribulation as Islam calls for its faithful followers to “behead the infidels” (in this case, the “infidels” being Jews and Christians and all those who refuse to convert to Islam, I suppose) and, as Revelation 20:4 states, many true witnesses of Jesus Christ were BEHEADED for their testimony of/faith in Jesus Christ and his holy divine words in the bible! And during the Tribulation, many Christians will be deceived into thinking that Allah and the God of the bible are the same God but alas, they are NOT, MARK MY WORDS!

Don’t be deceived! For when they say “Allah al-Akbar”, they are saying “Allah is greater”. And remember in the Old Testament when Satan said “I will be greater than the Most High. I will ascend my throne above the stars of God?” Put two and two together and what do you get? Allah is Satan, repackaged, I’m sorry to say. And it grieves my very soul very much to even have to be writing this, even. Because I’m sure many Muslims out there (who were born and raised in the Muslim faith) truly have NO IDEA who “Allah” really is and whom the God of the bible really is (Jesus Christ Almighty!) Jesus Christ is MORE than just a prophet, he’s the TRUE SON OF GOD, as well as God Incarnate! There is much, much archaeological evidence that proves the Holy Bible (and none to date that I know of that support anything in the Qu’ran). Plus there are SEVERAL non-Christian eyewitness accounts that prove Jesus’s crucifixion, resurrection and consequent ascension to heaven:

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

And although it is argued WHO gave him the poisoned meat (his wife Aisha, a Jewish woman servant, etc.), Muhammad died from eating poisoned meat. He knew it was poisoned AFTER he started eating it but not before. Jesus Christ, on the other hand, knew everything that was gonna happen, YEARS before it happened. Notice the difference, here?

But anyways, my point is THIS: Jesus Christ is the one and ONLY true living God in the flesh and we need to put all our faith, trust, love and obedience in HIM and him, ALONE! While all other religions offer a “maybe/not 100% way” to get to “eternal paradise”, Jesus Christ Almighty provides a 100% ASSURED way to get to “Eternal Paradise”, someday. While all other religions promise a way out of “the fires of hell/condemnation”, Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to receive forgiveness of sins/eternal life/escape from eternal condemnation.

While all other religions promise “enlightenment”, Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to set a person’s soul free! While all other religions proclaim “healing”, Jesus Christ Almighty is the ONLY one that can truly heal people & perform miracles in one’s life! (Note: when a seeming “miracle” happens by something/someone other than Jesus Christ himself, a COUNTERFEIT MIRACLE has occurred and the “miracle” did NOT happen by God/Jesus Christ, so please be forewarned!)

But the bottom line is, WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS? If you were to die tonight or tomorrow in your sleep or by some other means, would you have 100% assurance of going to eternal paradise someday? How do you know for sure? To put your faith, trust, love and obedience into ANYTHING other than Jesus Christ is vanity, pure vanity. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to receive forgiveness of sins, the ONLY way to have everlasting life/entrance into Eternal Paradise someday, and the ONLY way to truly be set free from all the sin and spiritual “darkness” gripping today’s world!

So won’t you come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, TODAY? Because tomorrow is not certain or guaranteed. We never know when we’re going to die. And when we die, (as in, COMPLETELY die, not partially die during an N.D.E.), it’s too late, there’s NO 2nd chances. So instead of putting your faith, trust, love and obedience into a FALSE god that CAN’T guarantee you Eternal Paradise and forgiveness of sins, put your faith, trust, love and obedience into an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God (Jesus Christ Almighty) that CAN guarantee you Eternal Paradise and Forgiveness of Sins!

And be prepared to hold ONTO to that faith if it takes the death of you! Because remember that Christians in Asia and the Middle East die for their faith every single day! And the Lord no doubt counts those folks as more than worthy/honorable, in his site! Is he going to count YOU worthy? Because remember: a faith worth living for is ALSO a faith worth dying for and a faith worth dying for is ALSO a faith worth living for.

“Lord Jesus, I pray for all the Muslims out there today that haven’t yet come to a saving knowledge OF and faith IN you. I pray that you open up their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits to receive your eternal truth in the bible. And please protect them from all the non-Christian sources that would attempt to persecute/threaten them and their families. And please give them the type of faith in you that’s SO strong, that they would proudly die for it, if they had to. Instead of them dying for a false god (Allah), instead allow them to die for the one and only TRUE God (Jesus Christ Almighty). Please love them and sustain them from any and all persecution they might endure as a result of coming to faith in YOU, Lord.

And for all the Christians here in America, please give them a RENEWED faith in you that’s SO strong, that nothing or no-one will be able to stand in the way of their faith in YOU, Lord. Please give them the courage to suffer severe persecution and/or to die for their faith, if they have to. Please give them the strength and the courage to “go against the system” and to NOT take the mark of the beast, when the time comes. Also please renew their focus and make their focus be on YOU, Lord and nothing/no-one else. Please help their faith not to falter, NO MATTER WHAT, in these here End Times. And please bless them and keep them for all eternity. Amen”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Satan Destroys the Mind, Heart, Body, & Souls of People!

We’ve all probably seen movies like “The Exorcist”, “The Omen”, “The Unholy”, etc. But is that what the Devil’s REALLY like all the time, when he tempts or confronts humankind (rather religious or not) alike? Does he REALLY come full out with guns blazing all the time? Or is he more subtle in nature? Today, I submit to you that 9 times out of 10, he comes in a more subtle nature. He does NOT come out in such a way as to say “hi, I’m the devil and I’m here to deceive you, mhuahahahaha”.  He usually comes by way through the people and things that we are heavily influenced by (friends, family, coworkers, the music we listen to, the movies we watch, the videogames we play, etc.)

Now, does that mean he POSSESSES those people and those things? Sometimes he can and sometimes he will. But typically, he or his demons will speak his message THROUGH that person or THROUGH that movie or TV show or videogame. For example, maybe you have an Atheist friend that starts persecuting you for your faith (that’s the devil speaking through your friend). Or you have someone (a stranger or a coworker) come up and say a not so nice thing to/about you (again, the devil and his demons speaking through that person to try to make you feel bad about yourself).

Or perhaps your friends try to talk you into going to see some non-Christian movie (again, the devil speaking through your friends……as he knows you won’t listen to him directly, but maybe he can try to trick you through your friends, am I right?) Or you’ll just be sitting there reading your bible one day when all of a sudden, you just feel COMPLETELY hungry or COMPLETELY tired or the like. The spiritual attack on you by the devil is SO subtle that oftentimes, you don’t even see it happening. And that’s how the Devil rolls. Subtlety.  Because remember that his goal is to DECEIVE MANY. So how could he ever do that if he were to come full out with guns blazing, announcing who is from the get go? That would pretty much just defeat his purpose of deceiving many, now wouldn’t it?

But not only is he subtle, he is DETERMINED. He and his demons will STOP AT NOTHING until they get a humankind person to fall from grace. (And for the Jews that don’t already accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Messiah, the Devil already gots a TWOFOLD HOLD on them, (for now), and I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will soon rescue such out of Satan’s hands. But for the Jews that already DO accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Messiah, Satan and his demons have to try to fight TEN TIMES HARDER to try to get that person to fall).

Basically, Satan’s technique is like the “stratagem” used in the movie “Mean Girls” where a girl’s bestfriend secretly helps her seek revenge against a popular girl by writing out an agenda on a chalkboard of all the things they’d have to ruin in the girl’s life so they could effectively ruin the popular girl. That’s how Satan rolls. He takes out his spiritual chalkboard, sort’ve speak, writes out a spiritual agenda how to ruin each and every humankind’s soul (rather religious or not) — ESPECIALLY the souls of Jews and Christians — and then goes down the list:

1. “Their marriage is good for right now? Okay, lets bring in exhibit A (attractive woman) and exhibit B (attractive man) into their respective lives and see if we can’t shake things up a bit in their marriage”. And then, together with his demons, (who oftentimes believe it or not, can actually “inhabit” the bodies of “the other man” or “the other woman”), Satan works to wreck havoc on that marriage. And if the two people IN that marriage aren’t submitting themselves to Christ & the gospel, they’re “easy pickins” for The Devil and his demons to swoop right in and destroy that marriage.

2. Once that marriage is destroyed, (IF it is destroyed), Satan and his demons will consult with the divorce lawyers and try to make each parties focus be about MONEY! And then after the divorce, Satan will send in some NEW people in their lives since God hates remarriage! In fact, the bible says that remarriage is only possible/blessed if one of the spouses had died (or if there’s “adultery”). But today, we see people being married and remarried 3 or more times. Marriage has become such a “cheap institution” and we have Satan and his demons to thank for that! ;(

3. If a person is not married/single, Satan will just keep going down through the list until he can find something that’ll make that person fall. Maybe a person struggles with food, alcohol or drug addiction. Maybe they’re lonely & isolated. Maybe they struggle with the sin of lust (rather in a relationship or not). Or perhaps a person has a strained relationship with a friend, family member, or coworker. Whatever it is, Satan knows our weak spots and he knows where to hit us hard.

4. Once we fall and “get knocked down”, spiritually speaking, Satan and his demons TRY TO KEEP US THERE! And how do they try to keep us there? By making us feel OVERCOME with our feelings of doubt, fear, guilt, shame, lack of faith and fear over all the “sins” in our lives! There seems to be this constant spiritual chorus of “look what YOU did, look what YOU did, Jesus will never forgive you, NOW! You have no hope!” And that’s their way of trying to deceive us and trick us. Because the bible clearly says in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.

5. He and his demons are that small, still, subtle voice in our heads that say things like:

  •  “go ahead and buy that snack with trans fat, it’s not gonna effect your heart any”
  • “go ahead and kill yourself….Jesus won’t send you to hell for killing yourself”
  • “go ahead and cheat on your husband/wife (if married) or your boyfriend/girlfriend (if in a relationship), they DESERVE to be cheated on, God understands…really….”
  • “go ahead and relax for awhile….you don’t really NEED to read your bible EVERY single day to have a good spiritual relationship with the Lord, even every FEW days is fine”.
  • **it’s OKAY to be actively GAY and/or to live the GAY Lifestyle and to have/be in a homosexual marriage!**
  • “Muslims and Christians really DO worship the same God”.
  • “you’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re no good, you’re never gonna amount to anything”
  • “your kids HATE YOU”
  • “your _______ HATES YOU” (rather it be your mother, father, grandmother, husband, wife, neighbor, etc.)
  • “Jesus Christ hates you!”
  • “You’re too much of a sinner for Jesus Christ to accept! There’s NO HOPE for you! Jesus Christ will NEVER forgive you!”
  • “your life’s never gonna get better!”
  • “you have REASON to hate this person……they don’t deserve any forgiveness by YOU…so don’t give them the satisfaction of YOUR forgiveness!”
  • “The Rapture is a false doctrine”
  • “The Lord will unleash his wrath on his true church during the Tribulation”
  • “demons don’t exist/Satan doesn’t exist/Jesus Christ/God doesn’t exist”
  • “there IS no such thing as hell”
  • “the lake of fire is not for eternity”
  • “you’ll NEVER be able to overcome your sin/addictions in your life” and MANY, MANY MORE!!!

6. The less of a fight we put up against Satan and his demons, the MORE he’s going to be able to FIGHT US and to infiltrate our mind, hearts, bodies and spirits!

7. The ONLY WAY to defeat Satan and his demons altogether is to:

  • Pray to Jesus Christ
  • Have Faith in Jesus Christ
  • Trust Jesus Christ
  • Wait on Jesus Christ for deliverance

8. But please know this: the harder and harder you try to fight off the Devil and his demons, the harder and harder that he’s gonna try to fight back! While there IS that passage in the bible in James 4:7 which states: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you“, Satan only flees for a time, not forever.

Sooner or later, he will come back and start running through all the steps again……

“Hhhmm……I can’t break apart her marriage? Okay, lets see if I can make her become overcome with fear and anxiety. I can’t make her full of anxiety? Okay, lets see if I can get her to neglect bible study. I can’t get her to neglect bible study? Okay, I can make her husband cheat on her, etc.” and keeps going on and on and on down the list until he finds SOMETHING to FULL OUT SPIRITUALLY ATTACK a person with!

And then, once he has attacked a person on ONE thing, he will then oftentimes try to then attack a person with MULTIPLE THINGS so he can hold them down and KEEP THEM DOWN for as long as possible. Imagine if the game of Christian life were like a boxing ring. Once Satan has you down, he wants to hold you down for as long as possible. But Jesus is like the referee who won’t LET him hold you down any longer if you cry out to Jesus in fervent prayer & submit yourself to Jesus by not only OBEYING him but by TRUSTING HIM!

9. The spiritual battle is a subtle one, it doesn’t happen all at once. Maybe you don’t feel like reading your bible one day. And then maybe next week, you don’t feel like attending church. And then, the week after that, you don’t even feel like reading or meditating on the bible at all and become much too focused on “secular life”. It all starts out SO SMALL……then eventually leads up to things that are SO BIG…..problems in our lives that would indicate we’re in what the archangel Michael called to me during a partial N.D.E.”THE RED ZONE”. That is the point in our lives where we become SO overwhelmed with our sins and SO overwhelmed by the feelings of fear, guilt, shame, and disbelief, that we feel we are BEYOND HOPE and become MOST ESTRANGED from God/Jesus Christ! And that is THE MOST DANGEROUS place to be (in “THE RED ZONE”).

10. Whenever you feel OVERWHELMED with feelings of doubt, fear, insecurity, lack of faith, shame, guilt, or feel this ever-so-“strange”/”strong” urge to look at NEW AGE MATERIALS (Ouiji boards, Meditation, Yoga, Wicca), please realize that you are under SEVERE DEMONIC ATTACK and that if you actually SUBMIT to these feelings and NOT to Jesus Christ, there’s a chance your soul could be lost for ETERNITY! So please, I beg of you, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you discover you’re under “severe demonic attack”, PRAY TO JESUS CHRIST! IN FERVENT PRAYER, NEVER CEASING! For it is the ONLY WAY by which you will be able to free yourself from Satan’s attacks!

11. Remember that Satan HATES US (all those who’ve washed away our sins with the blood of the lamb, Jesus Christ), and that he will STOP AT NOTHING to OVERTAKE US! But don’t let him win! Put all your faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ, TODAY! And you can be sure! You WILL have a spot in Jesus’s eternal kingdom someday! 😉

“Lord Jesus, the name above all other names, I pray for all the lost souls out there or wayward souls that have strayed from you, lately. Please bring them back to you and bring them to a saving knowledge OF and trust IN you! Please shed light on just HOW Satan’s been at work in their lives, lately and give them the necessary spiritual tools to fight him off, once and for all, in their lives! Please help them to spiritually ENDURE until the end! Please help them have the faith in you that’s SO strong, that even death or the threat of death wouldn’t part them from you! Please give them a renewed strength, faith and hope in YOU! Please shed your light on them always, in this dark and fallen world. And Lord, if they are followers of other religions (particularly of the Catholic, Islam, Mormon, etc. religion), I pray that you work on their hearts and give them a renewed heart and renewed wisdom about the eternal truth that can ONLY be found in YOU! I pray that you bring them (as many as are willing) to the fold and that you bless them and keep them for eternity and that their newfound faith in you will NEVER fail them, no matter what. Amen”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Most Important Aspects of the Christian Faith:

The 12 MOST IMPORTANT aspects of the Christian faith are as follows:

1). TO PRAISE THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times We’re Feeling UNGRATEFUL/ANGRY Towards The Lord so THAT we become GRATEFUL to The Lord for all that he’s done in our lives!

2). TO TRUST IN THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times When We’re Feeling DISTRUST towards The Lord or distrust for the fact that he’ll do the things he SAYS in the bible or otherwise tells us he will do!

3). TO FAITHFULLY SERVE THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times When “We Just Don’t Feel Like Serving the Lord” (for whatever reason……”I’ve got too much schoolwork to do”, “it’s football season”, “work’s been hectic lately”, etc.)!

4). TO BELIEVE *IN* THE LORD & Learning to Overcome A LACK OF FAITH *IN* The Lord! (This one is HUGE! For imagine what would’ve happened to the ancient Israelites if Moses had a COMPLETE lack of faith in the Lord or what would’ve happened if Abraham hadn’t had enough faith in the Lord and had actually GONE through with sacrificing Isaac (the chosen seed) in the Old Testament! Those 2 examples illustrate how just ONE person’s lack of faith can *potentially* have devastating results!)

5). TO READ (AND MEDITATE ON) THE BIBLE **OFTEN** & Learning to Overcome the Times “We Just Don’t Feel Like Reading the Bible”! (Again, this one’s also huge! For if you don’t even READ the bible and know what’s in there, front to back – Old Testament to New Testament, Satan and his minions and all the “false teachers” out there can VERY EASILY deceive you since you won’t have the spiritual discernment to know what’s in the bible and what isn’t! So be careful, folks!)

6). TO STUDY THE BIBLE & Not Just “Know” the Bible! (For Anyone Can Quote Scripture or “Know” Scripture but yet, not EVERYONE is able to take the bible and actually APPLY IT TO THEIR VERY LIVES!)

7). TO PRAY & Learning to Overcome The Times in Our Lives When We Feel Like “I Don’t NEED to Pray to God About Anything In My Life Right Now, For I Already HAVE Everything I Need!” (That spiritual attitude of ours that we get from time to time is DEADLY! For it leads to ALL Sin and UNGRATEFULNESS! Satan is EVER-SO-HAPPY when we STOP PRAYING, because it draws us AWAY from Jesus Christ & makes Satan HAPPY WITH GLEE, whenever this happens in our lives! So don’t let Satan win! PRAY CONTINUALLY IN YOUR LIVES!)

8). TO GET BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST! (Again, this one’s IMPORTANT: for it’s meant to represent the ceremonial washing away of sins and meant to be a “public declaration” of one’s faith and being “set apart” from the unbelieving/unbaptized world. Now: if someone dies before being baptized, but believed with all their heart, souls and mind in Jesus Christ, will THAT person be saved? I would say yes. But for all the people who HAVE a chance to get baptized — (FULL WATER IMMERSION, NOT “SPRINKLING” SINCE “SPRINKLING” IS UN-BIBLICAL, FOLKS!) — you should get baptized since it’s commanded 7+ times in the bible!

9). TO SPREAD/SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH ALL PEOPLES AND ALL NATIONS ***AND*** TO HELP THOSE IN NEED & Learning To Overcome The Times “We Just Don’t Feel Like Sharing the Gospel With Others”! (Remember all the “lost sheep” out there and remember all the “lost souls” out there who haven’t yet come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, yet. THEY should be your focus. And if they won’t “listen to you”, drop the conversation, move on to another person who might be open to hearing the gospel and then later come back and continually/daily pray for that person. Our God is an awesome God and he answers all diligent prayers of the saints! (that is, to say, you and me). Everyone has a conversion story. What’s YOURS? Share it with the world and don’t wait! (Time is of the essence).

10). TO SPIRITUALLY ENDURE UNTIL HE [JESUS CHRIST] COMES AGAIN ON THE EARTH! (And this is important since, though it’s tempting, we can’t just give up at the first sign of trouble or persecution. For imagine if we were all on a large battlefield and Satan and his demon spirits and ALL non-believers and FALSE TEACHERS were on ONE end of the battlefield and WE were on the OTHER end of the battle field. Okay, now imagine that Satan has given orders for them all to charge at us FULL SPEED AHEAD!

Now imagine that Jesus Christ is standing in the “center” of us, no fear, not moving, not even yet speaking. SOME people on our side are going to become DEATHLY AFRAID (even with Jesus standing right there, in the midst of us) and are going to either run and break ranks or sit down on the ground with their hands up saying “we surrender! we surrender! please don’t hurt us!”while in the meantime, Satan is laughing hysterically with GLEE *AS* he and his demons take the “I surrender” people as “CAPTIVES/PRISONERS OF SPIRITUAL WAR” while Jesus Christ is mourning the loss of them and praying in his great heavenly name for them to come back!)

And SOME folks are just gonna be neutral, not really proclaiming to “fight” for EITHER side (they’re being what’s called “spiritually lukewarm”) and it’s THESE folks that Jesus Christ will be MOST ANGRY at, since they won’t clearly pick either side to “fight” on!

Yet, OTHERS of us on our side of the battle field are going to look over at Jesus, wait for his command and then COUNTER CHARGE with all the faith that they possibly have and can muster. And yes, it being a spiritual battle, they’re likely gonna suffer a wound here, a wound there and might even get knocked down a time or two. Or three. But it’s how they come back AFTER their “wounds” and HOW FAST they come back after their “wounds” that determine if they successfully “stay on course” or not, as the spiritual battle rages on! 

11). To LEARN BY EXAMPLE from the Prophets of Old in the Old Testament and by the Disciples/Jesus Christ/etc. in The New Testament! (Many of us can LEARN from the prophets of the Old Testament and from Jesus Christ & his disciples in the New Testament. The Prophets of Old in the Old Testament had both their strengths AND their weaknesses, which we today can DEFINITELY learn from! Just like we can also learn from the strengths & weaknesses of Jesus’ disciples in the New Testament, as well! Oftentimes we forget that the Old Testament prophets and even Jesus’s own disciples were normal human beings, just like us, with thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and occasionally, YES, sin in their life! And how they each individually DEALT with those sins or had their sins DEALT WITH by the Lord can serve as a powerful reminder and teaching tool to us ALL!)

12). To REPENT OF ALL SIN(S) ***AND*** TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US!

Further explained:

1). We should always be praising God/Jesus Christ for all that he’s done (not only for the creation of the world and the universe and the heavens but also for what he’s done for the ancient Israelites during the Old Testament and also what Jesus Christ has done for the peoples of the New Testament, as well as what he’s done for us (and/or other people) in our own lives!)

2). We can’t just PRAY for the Lord to do something, we must TRUST that he (in his own due divine time) will do it! We must TRUST that he knows what’s best for us in our lives and trust and wait on HIS timing and not our OWN timing! For it stands to reason: if he created the Earth & the heavens, he TRULY knows what’s best for us and when, does he not? 😉

3). We must SERVE (& love) the Lord with all our heart, all our mind, and all our strength! We can’t just READ his words in the bible, we must also OBEY them! For Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 “ If ye love me, keep my commandments“. And by serving others (such as, helping out those who are less fortunate than us, for example), we are in effect, serving God!

4). We must BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and that God the Heavenly Father resurrected him on the 3rd day, as it was written and that 40 days later, he ascended back up to heaven to be on the right hand side of God the Heavenly Father (as was witnessed by several of eyewitnesses in the New Testament).

5). We must not just KNOW the bible but we must READ the bible, in order to have TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH. For if you don’t know the bible or what’s in there, you’ll be susceptible to just about ANY false teaching there is, out there!

6). We must not just READ the bible, we must also STUDY the bible, IN GREAT DETAIL! (Even the good Lord himself ENCOURAGED us to study the scriptures in John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” and in 2 Timothy 3:16 “ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.

7). We must constantly PRAY for the things we need in life (ESPECIALLY for the forgiveness of our sins)!

8). There are 7+ bible passages which state that baptism is NECESSARY for the “ceremonial” washing away of sins! [1 Peter 3:21, Galatians 3:27, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 6:3-6, Acts 16: 31-33, Acts 8:35-38, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Mark 1:4-5, Mark 28:19-20, etc.) **Note: Mark 3:13-17 and Mark 1:9-11, and John 1:29-33 all show how we are to have a FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM (in a river, bathtub, or swimming pool, etc), NOT A SPRINKLING!!!!!!)

9). Matthew 28:19 states: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. In other words, Jesus Christ says we are to SPREAD and SHARE the gospel amongst ALL people and ALL nations! **We’re ALSO supposed to help others that are in need!** During the Great White Throne Judgement, Jesus Christ will judge each and every one of us (not only by our faith) but also by HOW WELL we abided in the bible and helped others in need! So if you see a homeless person somewhere, don’t ignore them!  

10). Matthew 24:13 states: But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”. In other words, Jesus Christ warned us in the bible that we would have/experience persecution in this world, reminding us that he himself suffered it, first. However, he promises that he will reward the overcomers! So we must spiritually endure and occupy ourselves until he comes to the Earth again!

Remember that everything of this Earth and on this Earth is ONLY TEMPORARY and that someday soon, the Lord God will create a NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH! Also please remember that as soon as the CURRENT heavens and Earth pass away, the ONLY thing that will matter is your spiritual relationship (or lack of one) with the Lord Jesus Christ! And your spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ or lack of one, or lack of a GOOD one, will determine where you are placed to go, FOR ALL ETERNITY!

And the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth for his saints is IMMINENT! So I pray: if you’re not 100% ready with Jesus Christ today, then please get ready. Time is of the essence! We never know when we’re going to die and/or when Jesus Christ is gonna return for his true “church” (the saints). So we need to constantly pray that we will be ready!

11). It’s funny how modern day Christians tend to look at King David and Samuel and Jesus’s disciples with this sensationalized view, and hold them up on a pedestal, totally forgetting the fact that they all had sins and “faults”, just like you and I. Therefore, actually READING the bible and reading the FULL STORY on each disciple and each Old Testament prophet sort’ve helps put things in true perspective. Not ONE of them was perfect, save for Jesus Christ himself, who was born without sin. Then again, Jesus Christ is more than just a mere “prophet” of God, he’s the Alpha & Omega, the first and the last! The name above all other names! The only begotten Son of God! The True Vine! The Way, The Truth & the Life! The Everlasting God!

12). We must REPENT of our sins in order to have a new life in Jesus Christ! Because without repentance, there’s NO Salvation! For repentance is NECESSARY for Salvation! We must also forgive others who’ve hurt us! For Jesus said in the bible that if WE don’t forgive others that have hurt us or someone close to us, that WE ourselves won’t be forgiven since Jesus can’t let ANY sin into his heavenly kingdom! Holding a grudge against someone = Hate and Hate = Murder in our hearts, according to Jesus Christ Almighty! 

I pray that all souls that read this will either come to know Jesus Christ today or GET 100% ready with Jesus Christ today, if they already know him. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

How To Spot a FALSE PROPHET: Step by Step Guide [UPDATED]

With SEVERAL false prophets abound in today’s world (on Youtube, in mega-churches, on Christian radio, in Christian magazines, in Christian books, on Google webpages, in local churches, on news programs, even right here on WordPress, etc.), how can one know for sure rather or not someone is TRULY of God or not? Though this is not a COMPLETE checklist, it is a good start:

  • Do they ask for money? While not ALL ministries that ask for money are false per say, 99.5% of them ARE! So how can one tell? IF the “ministry in question” does NOT preach about repentance of SIN, Salvation in Jesus Christ ONLY, the REALITIES of hell/the lake of fire, the TRUE history of Christianity since 325AD, bible prophecy of the End Times, the TRUTH about what’s really going on in America today, the TRUTH about what the bible says about homosexuality (as in — it’s an abomination unto God), the TRUTH about the Devil’s lies, the IMPORTANCE of reading the bible (specifically, King James Version), etc., then that’s ministry’s a false ministry and should be avoided at ALL COSTS! [These are the LAST DAYS OF AMERICA, people! We don’t have TIME to be victims of false ministries! Our eternal souls are too precious!] 
  • Do they deny the Holy Trinity of God the Heavenly Father, the Holy Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?
  • Do they proclaim to speak in tongues, per say?
  • Do they deny The Rapture of the church?
  • Do they live extravagantly? (Example: televangelists that live in mansions, have multiple houses, drive nice cars, etc).
  • Do they try to claim that “God wants us to be RICH” (as in, materialistically/financially rich?)
  • Do they say we no longer have to celebrate The Sabbath? (Specifically, the 7th Day Sabbath?)
  • Do they hold the Ecumenical/Pro-Catholic Church viewpoint?
  • Do they say you no longer need to read the bible?
  • Do they claim “if you send money, God will bless you ABUNDANTLY?” 
  • Do they claim it’s okay to live in fornication outside of marriage?
  • Do they say that homosexual relationships and homosexual marriages are OK in God’s eyes?
  • Do they proclaim that there’s no condemnation for sin?
  • Do they proclaim that sins can be forgiven by those other than Jesus Christ?
  • Do they profess a belief in a “Purgatory?”
  • Do they encourage a *close relationship* with the Catholic Church and its doctrines?
  • **Do they whine at you if you don’t donate money?**
  • Do they claim that God/Jesus Christ is OK with abortion?
  • Do they claim they are OK with the Womens’ Liberation Movement (thus, disregarding the bible passages that proclaim that the mother or the wife is supposed to be in charge of maintaining the house/dwelling place and children?)
  • Do they preach about the importance of forgiveness and then, in the next breath, talk about a recent grudge they have against someone?
  • *****Do they disregard bible prophecy (specifically, bible prophecy of the End Times/Revelation) and claim “it’s no longer important?***** 
  • Do they hold a viewpoint of “once saved, always saved?”
  • Do they call “bible study” OF THE DEVIL?
  • Do they claim that it’s not necessary to pray for forgiveness of sins?
  • Do they teach that EVERYONE and EVERY world religion goes to ETERNAL PARADISE?
  • Do they claim that God likes ALL music?
  • Do they claim that sex before marriage and/or living together before marriage is just fine?
  • Do they try to teach that Jesus doesn’t ever personally appear to people in person or in dreams, in today’s world?
  • Do they claim that Allah and the God of the bible are the SAME GOD (which couldn’t be further from the truth, by the way?)
  • Do they teach REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY (as in that “God is DONE with Israel?”)
  • Do they teach that it’s not necessary to help those who are less fortunate than us/in need?
  • Do they combine New Age teachings WITH Christian teachings (such as Meditation, Reading Tarot Cards/Horoscope/Walking in Labyrinths, etc.)
  • Do they teach that Jesus was not the true Son of God?
  • Do they discount the importance of confession of our sins to Jesus Christ Almighty?
  • Do they proclaim that the PAGAN holidays of Christmas, Easter and Halloween are TRUE CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS?
  • Do they teach that Jesus and Satan were “brothers”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to pray to “saints” and/or “angels”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to have “idols” or “graven images” placed all throughout your car, work, church and/or home?
  • Do they teach that “the Old Testament NO LONGER APPLIES” and “has no significance in our lives today?”
  • Do they claim that we “NO LONGER NEED TO CELEBRATE THE LORD’S 7 ANNUAL FEASTS, OUTLINED IN LEVITICUS 23”?
  • PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!

If ANY of these “signs” appear in your “church” (rather a physical church, a TV church or an online church), or “favorite ministry” (rather it be a radio/tv/online/local ministry), don’t walk away, RRRUUUNNN! And never look back! Because if you stay “entrenched” in THAT false church or THAT false ministry, you WILL be deceived, MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, driving home from work yesterday, while listening to Bot Radio Network in my car, I heard this broadcast where the announcer was saying: “for just $76 dollars a year, you can feed 2 children 2 warm meals a day for a year. Won’t YOU donate your gift? You can even DOUBLE your gift and double the amount to feed DOUBLE the number of children! Won’t YOU give generously to the children to ensure they have 2 warm meals a day? Won’t YOU donate your gift of $950 dollars?” or something along those lines and I was just THOROUGHLY APPALLED! ;(

For……..WHAT KIND OF PERSON IN THEIR *RIGHT MIND* IS GOING TO TRY TO EMBEZZLE NINE HUNDRED AND *FIFTY* DOLLARS FROM SOMEONE?! Especially in TODAY’S ECONOMY, when there are SO many homeless people out there today [some were even once active military and/or even hold PhD’s!!!!!!] And for some old people out there (who they’re no doubt likely targeting), that’s their ENTIRE PENSION for a few months’ worth!

CLEARLY it’s a SCAM! And it NEVER ceases to amaze me just how many “programs” ASK FOR MONEY for “various reasons” (“they need a radio tower in Cuba”…….REALLY?…….”there’s starving children in _______”…..nevermind that the U.N. ALREADY sends in ton of U.S.-backed aide to these countries…….

“this ministry can’t survive without the **GENEROUS DONATIONS** (generous being a “buzz word”, here) of our listeners”….REALLY?….Never mind that the cost of radio is most likely covered by its advertisers!!!! And when I flipped through the TV a year or so ago and this Messianic Rabbi guy said at the end of the sermon: “if this ministry has blessed you, SEND MONEY”, it just made my BLOOD BOIL! 😦

And though some “evangelists” give a good message about how this world is fallen and how we need to turn to Jesus Christ and have faith in Jesus Christ in our lives, AS SOON as they start ASKING FOR MONEY, it’s almost like their “message” then becomes “deactivated”. For while they were letting the Holy Spirit speak through them DURING their “message” of sin/repentance/salvation, they allowed the Holy Spirit to LEAVE THEM as soon as they started ASKING FOR MONEY! Heck, even asking for money from people, in and of itself, shows a true LACK OF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! For all those who TRUST the Lord Jesus KNOW firsthand that HE and HE ALONE will provide for all their financial needs!

JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY IS **NOT** A CASH COW, OKAY FOLKS! Nor should he ever, ever, EVER be made out to be one by today’s Christians……for ANY REASON….I don’t care WHAT reason people try to give. It’s NON-BIBLICAL. For Jesus and his disciples NEVER charged a single coin for people to “hear their message”. They preached onto the poor, the homeless, the maimed, the sick, the blind. And they NEVER charged people money for their “services”. EVER!!!!!!!!!

Now, when people start a ministry, they can go one of either ways. They can go for non-tax exempt, for-profit organization or they can go for tax-exempt, non-profit organization that accepts donations. Sadly, NEITHER of these “ministry set-up models” are BIBLICAL and that’s just what’s so sad about the concept of “ministry” in today’s world. Plus the types of things that they’re teaching people at seminaries these days…..to focus on the “historical” or the “intellectual” aspect of Jesus Christ, instead of on the TRUE nature of Jesus Christ.!

Today’s seminaries in general teach people to preach about Jesus as if he’s a gold coin that they need to “sell” to people, instead of teaching them the necessary tools to preach about Jesus Christ in such a way that the person walks away feeling as though they learned something, feeling as though the Holy Spirit spoke to them through the sermon, feeling as though the Lord Jesus himself spoke to them personally through the sermon and then, going out and CHANGING THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND HEARTS AROUND, as a result OF that very sermon.

That’s the type of preaching that we need here in America, today and throughout the world. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, preachers need to teach about bible prophecy and how it impacts our lives today. [Although I have to admit I myself haven’t even had time to start a Bible Prophecy page yet here on this blog, as I’ve been too busy focusing on the basic things, who Jesus is, what he did, how to get saved & stay saved, etc. So please forgive me, I will start a Bible Prophecy page soon here in the near future…..]

But yet, the “wolves in sheep clothing” are EVER-SO-GOOD for “making you feel bad if you don’t donate”. Guilt trips and manipulation are common amongst these folks. 

However, nonetheless, WHEN it comes to all the wolves in sheep’s clothing, I pray in the name of the Lord that these people will have their eyes opened and that they will soon turn from their ways and turn TO or turn BACK to Jesus Christ before it’s too late & their souls are lost for eternity! I fear for these people’s souls! ;( I can’t sleep at night sometimes, worrying about what’s gonna happen to them, if they don’t repent in the name of Jesus Christ before it’s too late! IF ONLY they knew the true “hell” they were headed for, after they die! I honestly think that they think in their mind that hell isn’t real or that it’s “not going to be too bad”. IF ONLY THEY KNEW THE TRUTH! ;(

When Guilt & Shame Feel OVERWHELMING!

As a Christian, I know FIRSTHAND what it’s like to feel like nothing we ever say or do will be “good enough” for God/Jesus Christ. And it’s an OVERWHELMING feeling, isn’t it? Upon reading the bible and “spiritually hearing” Jesus’s words in which he condemned/chastised the people [namely, the Pharisees and Sadducees and their “adherents”] whom “thought” they were living a righteous life, only to later find out that they were, in fact, living the FURTHEST thing from it (in Jesus’s eyes) is a VERY hard pill for most of us to swallow.

We then usually start to think amongst themselves: “well, if so and so was so severely chastised by Jesus in the bible, how is there hope for ANY of us then, especially ME?” But remember this: Jesus Christ died for our sins! He KNOWS that none of us are perfect and that we are going to have our “faults” and our “weaknesses”.

Heck, even his own 12 DISCIPLES, of all people, as well as many of the Pharisees and even some of the Old Testament prophets themselves were full of “faults” and “sins”. And that makes perfect sense in the light of Romans 3:23 which states: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

Translation? NOBODY’S PERFECT and we’re ALL going to fall short from time to time, in our spiritual walk with Jesus. So just remember that. You’re not alone in this spiritual battle! Many Christians out there like you are going through the same exact thing! So remember that! You’re not the only one!

But exactly what can one DO when one feels OVERWHELMED by feelings of shame, guilt, fear and lack of faith? Well, first of all, please recognize that Jesus oftentimes uses this type of experience to “humble us”, to get us to repent of our sins, and to make us less self-righteous. Cause otherwise, we become like the Whore of Babylon who in Revelation 18:7 says in her heart:

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow”.

Have you ever met one of those Christians that are “arrogantly self-assured” that they’re in right standing with God? There’s a difference between FAITH and ARROGANT-SELF-ASSURANCE:

FAITH is when we simply KNOW that we’re living right by God/Jesus Christ and that Jesus Christ WILL return for us someday (his “faithful servants”) and that Jesus Christ CAN and WILL help us overcome ANY and ALL obstacles in our lives, trusting HIM and HIM ALONE for our salvation! But ARROGANT SELF-ASSURANCE is the proclamation that the Lord Jesus will spare us from his wrath and judgement someday because hey, we go to church every Sunday, are an outstanding member of the community, etc. That’s what I mean when I say there’s a DIFFERENCE between the two: faith and arrogant self-assurance. 

Nevertheless, when we get to the point in life where we just feel OVERWHELMED by life, and OVERWHELMED with the spiritual responsibilities OF our lives, and dealing with the feelings of doubt and/or self-doubt, fear, shame, guilt, and like nothing we ever do is “good enough” for the Lord, that’s when we’re in the “spiritual danger zone” or “in the red”, as I call it.

Pray to the Lord Jesus about it.

Say the following prayer:

“Lord, I’m overcome with feelings of fear, guilt, shame, lack of faith [or whatever it is you might be struggling with right now] and I need you to please help me overcome. Please be my rock, my shield, and my strength. Please help me overcome all the things I’m struggling with right now and help draw me closer to you. Please use the circumstances in my life to strengthen and renew my faith in you. Please teach me how to spiritually endure and also how to teach others how to spiritually endure. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to live a more righteous life that’s fully dedicated to YOU, Lord! In Jesus’s name, Amen”. 

And remember that Satan and his demons stand as THE ACCUSER(S) of mankind. But Jesus Christ gives an eternal pardon from condemnation of sin to ALL those whom put their faith, trust, and love in HIM and him alone! When we are forgiven of our sins, that’s it, we are forgiven of them and they are remembered no more! So please remember that the next time you start beating yourself up over wrongs or “perceived wrongs” that you MAY’VE done or not done in the eyes of God. Whenever Satan tries to drag you down over your past, point to the book of Revelation and remind him of his future! 

Also please remember that WHEN you feel overpowered/overwhelmed by feelings of fear, guilt, shame and also feel like nothing you ever do for the Lord Jesus is “good enough”, you are being SPIRITUALLY PERSECUTED by Satan and his demons and that they WANT you to feel helpless and as though you are without hope, they WANT you to sin, they WANT you to feel sorry for yourself all the time, they WANT you to develop a lack of faith, they WANT you to neglect your spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to start catering to your OWN life’s needs, instead of God/Jesus’s spiritual needs.

However, when you ARE overcome with feelings of fear, guilt and shame, that’s usually a sign that you need to REPENT of something in your life. Remember that the Lord sometimes USES our feelings of fear, guilt and shame to draw us back closer TO him and to drive us to REPENT of our sins!

But alas, if you’ve already repented of all your sins and are in “good standing” with the Lord and are STILL overcome with feelings of guilt and shame of what you’ve done in the past or most recently, please remember that you’re already forgiven of those sins and Satan’s just TRYING to get you to doubt your being forgiven of those sins so he can further drag you down and KEEP YOU THERE! But don’t let him win! Remember the bible passage which states: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” [New Testament: Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21…Old Testament: Joel 2:32].

“I pray to the Lord Jesus that if you’re a poor, lost soul that’s OVERCOME with feelings of fear, shame and guilt, that Jesus Christ will deliver you and free you from such “bondage”, that your faith will be renewed & strengthened, that you will no longer spiritually faint or get weary for any reason (specifically, spiritual persecution, etc.) and that the Lord Jesus Christ will give you the necessary spiritual armour to endure and run the rest of the race of *spiritual endurance* and *spiritual long-suffering*, until he comes. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you & keep you for eternity. Amen”.

 

 

 

Faith & Free Will: The Sheep Vs. The Goats

It’s been awhile since my last post on here and for that, I apologize. But I just had a dream yesterday and last night/early this morning that I think can be important indicators relating to the upcoming eternal judgement/placement by Jesus Christ that I wanted to share with all of you.

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Dream # 1:

I was about to head off on a trip in a gray? mid-sized minivan. The driver of the van was what looked like a 40-year old Asian man dressed in white with black hair and glasses. There was also another girl/young woman coming up behind me, getting ready to go on a trip somewhere, too. As I got up to the minivan, the Asian man (dressed in white, btw) gingerly took my bag/purse/whatever I had in my hand, and placed me and buckled me in on the right hand side in the minivan in the middle section of the van.

But as soon as I heard the other girl coming, I thought to myself “I want to sit behind the Asian man, I’d rather sit there right behind him on the left side of the van, then the right side”. As the girl/young woman came closer to the minivan with the open door, she said “I thought I was supposed to sit on the left, but I guess I’ll have to sit on the right hand side, now” and hesitantly got into the minivan on the right hand side and slowly buckled herself in.

And at SOME point in the dream between me being “placed” in the right hand seat and then UNBUCKLING myself and moving over to the left hand seat, the Asian man dressed in white stated to me: “You were originally meant to be placed in the right hand seat, that’s WHY I specifically placed you there. And I know you think the left-hand side’s better for whatever reason but the next time I place you in the right hand seat, PLEASE STAY THERE and stay seated and buckled in there, since that’s where you’re supposed to be and where I want and need you to be” or something along those lines.

And that’s INTERESTING, considering that in the book of Revelation, during the time of what’s known as God’s Judgement, he places the sheep on the right and the goats on the left. The sheep are the saints of God/Jesus Christ while the goats on the left represent those who’ve rejected God/Jesus Christ. The “minivan” represents “the great spiritual harvest” at the times of the End, the minivan being “gray” represents the “gray hazy crossroads” in one’s lives where they actually CHOOSE if they’re going to live for Jesus Christ or not and the Asian man dressed in white, I believe, represents Jesus Christ, symbolically speaking. And the “trip” represented “being placed for eternity”.

But looking around today at some of today’s headlines, I KNOW the harvest is ripe and the days are short. So please. I beg of you. If you’re not 100% right with Jesus Christ right now or you’ve unwittingly abandoned Christ in your life (for whatever reason), then please come back to a saving knowledge & relationship with Jesus Christ before it’s too late and your fate is “sealed” for eternity!!! Because once Jesus Christ TRULY arrives on the scene and places you on the right or the left during his great judgement, there will be NO 2nd chances, NO going back! Those poor folks that are sent to eternal condemnation weren’t placed there but simply CHOSE to go there, so remember that.

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Dream # 2:

I was in what looked like a furniture or Serta mattress type store with lots and lots of windows out front. Me and a few other people were sitting near the front of the store in a wide-open space on the couch or something at what felt like 1pm or so in the afternoon. We were just sitting there relaxing, enjoying the beautiful green scenery of the trees and leaves of the trees right outside the store.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere, this guy with a long beard and sunglasses in military camouflage and black vest and combat boots comes pulling up in front of the store, quickly hops out of his vehicle and bends down on one knee and immediately cranks back the lever on a high-powered assault rifle/machine gun with the barrel pointed towards ME. And there was no doubt in my mind in the dream that this guy was going to kill me if I didn’t make a break for it and quickly. So I looked behind me and quickly scrambled for cover and ducked down behind what turned out to be goalie netting (with holes about 1/4th of a dime or so). Some other people there quickly followed my example and did the same.

And then, without warning, the guy shot off his machine gun (and although the “sound” of all the bullets going off was extremely loud, there was NO sound of shattering/breaking glass or anything…..EVEN THOUGH the glass was clearly shattered AS the bullets were penetrating it through……weird?) and THOUSANDS of bullets were stopped by the netting! And though the “tips” of the bullets slightly came through the netting about 1/2-1/4 of an inch INWARD (with the BACKS of the bullets facing towards US and the FRONT of the bullet tips pointing towards “the gunner”), and the “net” didn’t really sway back at all, as it normally would, as it was strong and durable and only swayed back only about 1/2-3 inches, if that; NONE of the bullets were able to touch me or the 2-3 other people there that had scrambled for cover with me. On the other hand, some of the other people that did NOT scramble for cover (and I’m pretty sure they could see the gunner too, but maybe not?) were “hit” by some of the bullets and I could hear their “moans” as they went down.

But in my interpretation of the dream, the “gunner” was the devil, me and the people who hid for cover were the saints of God/Jesus Christ, the people who REFUSED to duck for cover were those who either didn’t see the devil coming or didn’t care and thus, got “taken out” by him, and the “netting” represented me and the others’ faith that Jesus Christ would SAVE US from the “onslaught” brought on by the devil, the “gunner”.

Which brings to my mind a very important bible passage, concerning faith.

Matthew 17:20 says: “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you“.

Matthew 13:31-32 states:Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof”.

Here is an image of a Mustard seed. It’s similar to Quinoa seed, as far as size goes:

MUSTARD SEED

And though I don’t proclaim to know for 100% sure if this is a mustard tree/bush or not, (not ALL online pics are identified properly……I saw plenty of OLIVE trees labeled as mustard trees, for instance), here is a picture of what a mustard bush and mustard tree MAY look like:

 

MUSTARD BUSH

Mustard bush

MUSTARD TREE2

Mustard tree (Salvadora persica)

As apparent in my dream, Jesus showed me that even a SMALL amount of faith is better than no faith and that even a SMALL amount of faith can turn out to be (as was my case in the dream) LIFE SAVING! 😉

“So”….some of you may wonder….”what is a person to do when they HAVE no faith?” Well, the simple answer is this: PRAY TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR FAITH! 😉 It’s so simple that it’s often overlooked. And think about it. We put the keys into the ignition (if we have/drive a vehicle) and TRUST that our car/vehicle will start every single day, don’t we? We push the power button on the remote for our TV’s, having the FAITH that it will turn off. We dial or text numbers on our cell phone everyday trusting (for the most part) that it will go to/dial the proper number we mean to text/dial. We turn off/on our computers, having the FAITH that it will turn on/off. We put the keys into our doors everyday having the FAITH that it will unlock the house/apartment we live in.

So why can we not take the principle of faith we have in NON-LIVING OBJECTS and instead, have that type of faith when it comes to Jesus Christ, the one and true living/everlasting God? 😉

If you pray for faith and STILL struggle, try this: study up on Astronomy, Nature, and/or Biology/Microbiology/Genetics/Physics/Chemistry/etc. IN GREAT DETAIL (you can even use a beginner’s guide or “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To…..” series [[yes, that’s the ACTUAL name of the book series and no, I’m not personally calling anyone here an idiot, just so you know]] if you’re not scientifically inclined) and/or think about all the good miracles God/Jesus performed in the bible or what he’s done for you in your life so far.

And AS  you look more closely and way more in depth into HOW God created things and WHY (trust me, there’s a specific reason WHY he created things they way he did and/or WHY he performed the miracles in the bible/your life he did), you will find that faith starts to come naturally. When one studies the total COMPLEXITY of DNA/RNA/etc., for example, and all its neatly defined properties and behaviors, it’s nearly IMPOSSIBLE not to come to the conclusion that it was all made by intelligent design! 

“Lord Jesus, I kindly and humbly ask thee that any person that LACKS a faith in you will GAIN a true faith in you and that any person that has a WEAK faith in you or WEAK spiritual relationship with you, will GAIN a true spiritual relationship with you from here on out. And please bless them & keep them for eternity. Amen”.