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Long-Term Effects of “Gene-Editing”/IVF/Etc., PART B

And besides: there’s many, MANY cases in the bible where women conceived NATURALLY in their old age and/or IN their times of infertility. Let us examine all SEVEN of those cases! (And there might possibly be more but these 7 cases are the ones that most Christians recall from the bible…….)

Old Testament:

1). HANNAH – Hannah was “barren” and like Sarah, was “constantly tormented” by Elkanah’s 2nd “fertile” wife, Peninnah, since Hannah had no children. Hannah’s husband, Elkanah, even lamented to her in 1 Samuel: 1-8 “Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?“. However, Hannah goes up to the Temple to pray for a child and a Levite priest at the temple blesses her & prays that the Lord will “grant her her petition” and that’s exactly what happened. And thus, the PROPHET SAMUEL was born!

2). SARAH – As stunningly “beautiful” as Sarah was, she was barren. And like Hannah, was “constantly tormented” by what had become Abraham’s 2nd wife, Hagar the “fertile” Egyptian. Genesis 15:2-3 shows us Sarah’s husband, Abraham, grieving over having no heir: And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir“. But in Genesis 21:1-8, Sarah conceived and bore ISAAC! 

3). REBEKAH – Rebekah, the bible records, was stunningly beautiful but “barren”. Genesis 25:21 states: “And Isaac intreated [that means prayed to] the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated [prayed to] of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived”. Rebekah bore the biblical twins ESAU & JACOB!

4). RACHEL – Like Sarah & Rebekah, Rachel, the bible recorded, was ALSO stunningly beautiful………but also barren. She was also the *favorite wife* of Jacob. When the Lord originally saw that Rachel’s sister Leah was unloved, he opened Leah’s womb (while closing up Rachel’s – atleast for that time being) and Leah bore SIX SONS + A DAUGHTER! However, Rachel then became EXTREMELY jealous of her sister Leah & then demanded that Jacob give HER children, also!

Genesis 30:1-2 records the following: And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die!” And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 30:22-24 then states, And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son”. And she thus gave birth to JOSEPH & then later, to BENJAMIN! 

5). JOCHEBED – She married her own NEPHEW in the Old Testament (BEFORE it was forbidden for aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews to marry). So this, to ME anyways, suggest that she was slightly older in age than her nephew, Amram. Which would ALSO likely mean that she likely conceived pass the typical biblical child-bearing age to birth MOSES, AARON & MIRIAM!

6). MONOAH’S WIFE in Judges 13: 2-3 which says, And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son”. 

Judges 13:24-25 then records: And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol”. 

She was the one who gave birth to the exceptionally-strengthed, long-haired SAMSON!

New Testament:

7). ELIZABETH – The SAME exact Holy Spirit that conceived a son in Mary (a virgin) was the same exact Holy Spirit that allowed Elizabeth to “conceive in her old age”. The archangel Gabriel informed Mary of this in Luke 1:36 when he stated, “And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren“. Elizabeth ended up bearing JOHN THE BAPTIST!

So conclusion? It is MUCH, MUCH better to “wait on God/Jesus” than to PREMATURELY take matters into one’s own hands, as both Rachel & Sarah had witnessed! (Note:”Rachel’s son by her handmaiden, Dan, later became the father of a “condemned” tribe of Israel while Sarah’s son by her slave, Hagar, later went on to CRUELLY mock Sarah & Isaac when Isaac was a baby!)

And besides: Jesus is a GOD OF MIRACLES! Therefore, if he could provide ancient biblical infertile women with children, He could ALSO theoretically provide NATURAL CHILDREN for TODAY’S infertile women!

But then again, it all goes back to Jesus’s will for people’s lives. Some people (for whatever reason in Jesus’s eyes) just weren’t meant to have children. For some, it might be for genetic reasons (a person might have a terrible disease that runs in the family such as alcoholism/schizophrenia or it might kill the mother outright to carry a child for 9 months). For others, it might be for SPIRITUAL REASONS. ….

It is SO easy to truly focus on Christ when we got NO outside distractions (or people) demanding our attention. But yet, it is SO HARD to focus on Christ when we DO have things such as spouses/S.O.’s or children/nieces/nephews/grandkids that distract us from Christ (believe me, I know).

Also: Gay couples use IVF/surrogacy for various purposes. Therefore, if a “medical technique” allows “gay couples” to have children, then SHOULD that same medical technique be touted as “OK” or “Acceptable” among today’s Christians? It stands to reason. IVF, surrogacy and “gene-editing” (atleast to ME, anyways) are like one and the same. It’s basically “manipulating genes/science” to “bend to one’s will”. But in reality, we, as Christians, should instead be bending to the Lord Jesus Christ’s will, instead of our own. Because truth be told, we humans HAVE NO PLACE manipulating genes/embryos to OUR personal will! That’s SELFISH! In fact, I’ll even take this a step further. A “genetically-modified ANYTHING” is outside of the the Lord Jesus Christ’s will! It’s TRUE!

Everything from genetically-modified genes to genetically-modified FOOD is outside of the Lord Jesus’s will! Why? Because it messes with HIS natural design! And ANYTHING (and I do mean, ANYTHING) outside of HIS (the Lord Jesus’s) natural DNA design (be it food or otherwise) is AN ABOMINATION! Why? Because it’s like personally saying to God: “We can do better!”

Because remember folks, genetically-modified doesn’t just apply to HUMAN GENES, it can also apply to FOOD GENES, as well! Is it any wonder that many of today’s “GMO’s” cause CANCER in humans and animals and also that MANY upon MANY of today’s “genetically-modified crops” are ALSO getting all sorts of “crop diseases?” Trust me, folks, there’s a REASONING for that! The Lord Jesus Christ knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he designed FOOD GENES and/or HUMAN DNA an EXACT WAY.

And over time, when “liberal scientists” began doing their “experiments”, trying to MANIPULATE and CHANGE THE DNA CODING/SEQUENCING, (first, with food and then later, with rodents in test labs and now – in humans), bad things started to happen. And now there’s high rates of cancer and many “diseases”. Why? Because humans keep rebelling against HIS natural design! Why aren’t more people seeing this fact? Answer: Because Satan, demons and today’s “liberal media” are HIDING the fact!

Folks, it’s time to start CRITICALLY EXAMINING “genetically modified” in ALL its forms (food included). If you’re buying “organic food”, STOP! If you’re considering IVF, DON’T DO IT! If you’ve already had an IVF procedure, REPENT of it (in your heart) and don’t do it again! (Note: Traditional family Christians can still see your already conceived IVF child/children as a gift from God but you must REPENT of the principle of trying to “play God” by jumping the gun on having children, in the first place!)

I’ve most recently come across a news story where a woman had a military husband who died. They had been planning to have children. So she then wanted to posthumously use IVF to have a child/children by him! And unfortunately, the liberal media uses cases like THESE to evoke some sort of “emotional response” from the masses in order to “legitimize” what they’re ALREADY genetically doing and then, from there on out, it’s all just a slippery slope further downhill (biblical-moral wise).

For some, it seems theoretically rational/possible that HAD it been the Lord’s will for her to conceive by him, that she would’ve naturally conceived by him before he last left on active duty…..And also that perhaps her trying to posthumously use IVF to have a child/children by him IS a small form of manipulating Jesus’s will…..?

It almost sounds like (in her mind, anyways) that her having a child by him will be about the ONLY thing that can ‘heal her’. However, ONLY Jesus Christ is the judge on this particular case and ONLY Jesus Christ HIMSEFLF can heal her! It sounds as though this woman has been through ALOT and my heart just breaks for her! I pray that Jesus Christ gives her healing (and possibly a new husband who can still provide her with children, which she so obviously wants!)

Many Christian parents don’t want to adopt since they feel as though “it won’t be the same”, and/or “I’ll never love an adopted child the way I’d love my OWN child” and the like. But the thing with adoption is…….we humans get attached to things VERY easily (even more than we realize……and oftentimes at a much faster rate than we realize).

But in fact, if most infertile Christian couples would just A) give the Lord TIME/a chance to perform a healing and/or fertility miracle or B) consider adoption, I think they’d be much better off, spiritually & otherwise, rather than just prematurely taking matters into their own hands with surrogacy/”gene-manipulation-therapy”/IVF, considering its long-term “spiritual implications”.

Long-Term Effects of “Gene-Editing”/IVF/Etc., PART A

There’s most recently been SEVERAL news articles about “crispr”, the new gene-editing mechanism that’s supposedly supposed to be the “cure” for ALL diseases & ailments. However, behind “crispr” is a MUCH DARKER STORY!

First of all, crispr is a technique that “cuts and pastes genes” in the genome, in order to CORRECT genes that carry Sickle Cell Anemia, etc. But when the ENTIRE GENOME is inspected, scientists are now seeing a completely DIFFERENT STORY!

“Although CRISPR can initiate gene corrections, it can just as easily cause hundreds of unintended and possibly harmful mutations into the genome”, claims a most recent news article @ http://wallstreetpit.com/113548-crispr-dangerous-side-effect-unwanted-mutations/

“And possibly harmful mutations”. Listen to those words, folks! POSSIBLY harmful mutations…….it seems even the “science world” is having trouble FULLY ADMITTING to themselves (or even KNOWING) that messing with DNA on ANY LEVEL is nothing short but asking for long-term trouble/dangerous mutations & side effects, as well as (rather they realize it or not) inciting the WRATH OF GOD!

But then again, why should we all be surprised? The very FIRST time that “gene-editing” was mentioned in the bible was during the times of Noah in the Old Testament. There was GREAT EVIL upon the Earth in those days. The FALLEN angels had sex with human females and BORE CHILDREN by them! And the result of those “ungodly unions” was EVIL GIANTS (whom the bible calls the Nephilim!)

In fact, anywhere you turn, (rather in the bible OR in today’s world), you will begin to slowly notice that “gene-editing” is BAD and that nearly ALL mutations are “BAD!” Even most geneticists themselves know this, but yet, many of them won’t speak out over it DUE to the fear of the loss of their “careers!” (I’m SERIOUS ON THIS, FOLKS!)

[[[It is also why we know that the theory of “Evolution” is FALSE…..BECAUSE MUTATIONS (AS A WHOLE) ARE BAD! Now, don’t me wrong here, there’s a DIFFERENCE between a mutation and a “slight variation” over a generation of species. There’s ALWAYS going to be slight variations within a species over a set amount of time. However, that STILL doesn’t change the fact that mutations (as a whole) are BAD!]] 

Now……..let us go back to the very NAME of the most recent “gene-editing technique”….CRISPR. Interesting name……..Especially considering that IN the lake of fire, those consigned to it will ETERNALLY BURN TO A “CRISP”.

Now…….did Jesus Christ HIMSELF make sure THAT the particular “gene-editing technique” WAS named that in order to remind humanity that ALL those who UNREPENTANTLY “gene-edit” and DIE in that sin WILL become a “Crisper?”……OR could it be Satan’s “mocking way” of MOCKING the Wrath of Almighty God? Or both?

Also as well: When people think MARK OF THE BEAST, they think of a physical mark or tattoo that’s placed on/in the right hand or forehead. But it goes much deeper than that, folks! For I surmise that the MARK OF THE BEAST also has to do with GENE-EDITING! For WHEN a person takes the Mark of the Beast (in my humble spiritual opinion), it also VERY likely means that a person’s physical AND spiritual DNA/genes WILL be edited/permanently changed! That’s SCARY, folks!

And besides, if “gene-editing” back in ancient biblical times created “ungodly hybrids”, what will the CURRENT rounds of “gene-editing” create in humans? I’m not totally sure I want to find out, folks!

This also gets me thinking about IVF, “surrogacy” and “test tube babies”. There’s thousands of “frozen embryos” sitting in labs all across the world. This (atleast to ME, anyways) seems very, VERY ungodly and NOT what Jesus Christ intended when he created humankind! Not to mention that for SOME embryos to live, OTHERS must be “discarded” and DIE!

So in a sense, it’s kind’ve like “playing God”, on the part of the IVF doctors. The “embryos” have no names in IVF and are “created and destroyed, at will”. And not only that, but it also “cheapens” the “natural procreation” in a “marital relationship”. Plus, don’t even get me started on how IVF doctors try to decide “which” embryos will be discarded…..either the ones that have so-called “defects” or the ones that are closest within reach of their “potassium chloride killing needle!”

But further yet, it has the potential to go even deeper! Alot of “secret testing” is done today, in the name of “science”, these days. So how do we really know that no form of “Crispr” is now being used on test tube babies, etc? Soliders during the time of the Vietnam War had no idea that Agent Orange was also being used on them in the name of “science”, for example! 

But one thing’s for sure. If a couple cannot conceive, then doesn’t it seem very likely that it is NOT the Lord Jesus Christ’s will for that couple to have children – at that current point in time or perhaps AT ALL? Therefore, why try to FORCE it? Is using IVF/surrogacy (rather the producer or recipient of) NOT a form of “playing God?” Just like “gene-editing” is? Think about it, folks!

Many “Christians” see nothing wrong with IVF, surrogacy and/or “gene-editing”. In fact, many even try to “justify” it. But in the end, Jesus Christ will be the judge. As I sit here pondering what Jesus’s will on these things would be, this is what comes to my mind:

I picture Jesus coming INTO an IVF, surrogacy or “gene-editing” laboratory/clinic. And I picture that his heart is VERY GRIEVED over a). all the IVF “embryos” that are “discarded” b). that IVF/surrogacy/neo-natal gene editing makes babies a “COMMODITY” c). that IVF and/or gene-editing is a form of NOT trusting him to heal and/or create life and that d). “gene-editing” being a personal slap in His Face!

It’s almost like the Crispr and/or IVF medical community are saying in their hearts: “Sorry God, but the way you originally created life is NOT good enough, we want bigger, better, stronger, more-resilient babies/people” and like the IVF recipeients are saying in their hearts: Jesus, I’m sorry but I/we can’t wait anymore. I MUST have children by the time I’m 50! I/We have wanted children our whole lives! Therefore, I DESERVE to have a child if “I” want one! I’m not sure I can trust you the way Sarah & Abraham did, to give me a NATURAL baby! I’m sorry Jesus but no matter what, you should just BLESS my decision to have a child the IVF/surrogacy way! I know I’d make a good mother!”  

I can then mentally picture Jesus sadly shaking his head in disbelief and asking those people the same types of questions that Elkanah asked his wife Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:8 “Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

In other words, I can picture Jesus being hurt EMOTIONALLY, when people don’t trust him enough for a miracle and/or they’re not satisfied with what Jesus HAS ALREADY GIVEN THEM, so far in life, be it a successful booming business, a great talent or hobby that most people don’t have, an education, a loving/wonderful spouse, etc.

[Note: Some mothers/IVF parents might even go so far as to say “Jesus” appeared to them in a dream and said that IVF was fine and dandy. But they seriously have to ask themselves just what type of “Jesus’ would actually APPROVE of such things? Would the Jesus Christ of ancient biblical times have EVER approved of IVF techniques (had they existed back then) where some babies got to live, while others had to DIE? Me thinks not!]

That’s essentially what “gene-editing” really IS……..it’s like personally saying to Jesus, “I’m sorry Jesus but I/WE can do better!” Just like IVF/surrogacy is like stubbornly saying, “I’m sorry Jesus but I’M/WE’RE gonna have children rather you like it or not!” In a small way, it’s like “becoming one’s own god!” Why? Because it makes “babies” a COMMODITY! And not only that but it is considered (for a man, anyways) “spilling one’s seed” [OUTSIDE the natural womb of a wife!]

And that’s INTERESTING……..considering that in Genesis 38, verses 8-10, we read about a guy by the name of Onan. His brother had just died. And his brother & sister-in-law had had no children. And back in ancient Jewish biblical times, the dead husband’s brother was expected to marry his sister-in-law and have children by her, in order to carry on the family name. Only, the children that resulted would not be “his” but would instead be considered his “dead brother’s”, as the following passage indicates:

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brotherAnd the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also”. 

Translation? Onan spilled his semen on the ground [OUTSIDE of his sister-in-law-turned-wife’s womb] since he didn’t want to have children by her, for his dead brother! (And the Lord was SO DISPLEASED with Onan that he KILLED HIM OUTRIGHT!) Why? Because Onan DISREGARDED the Lord’s will for NATURALLY-CREATED CHILDREN **FOR** HIS DEAD BROTHER’S PROGENY/FAMILY LINE OF INHERITANCE! 

Therefore, in TODAY’S time, IVF/surrogacy is basically TODAY’S MEN doing the same thing. BIBLICALLY SPEAKING, they are “spilling their seed” like Onan once did, back in ancient biblical times. [Rather or not a child is eventually created using surrogacy/IVF is besides the point……The POINT is that “spilling one’s seed outside the womb” (for ANY reason) is apparently an abomination onto to the Lord!] And so BECAUSE of that, the Lord KILLED Onan…..so should IVF/surrogacy (i.e. unnatural pregnancy) REALLY be a thing that today’s men & women should be trifling with? It stands to reason.

Now……don’t get me wrong, here……The children of all “successful IVF/surrogacy births” can’t help how they were conceived & are likely considered “innocent” in all of this. Cause afterall, they can’t help how they were conceived. However, the parents of IVF children must think long & hard rather IVF/surrogacy had been the personal will of Jesus or not. Cause otherwise, if they go through their whole entire LIVES thinking it WAS the will of Jesus (when it actually might not’ve been), they’re gonna have to personally account for that on Judgment Day (along with every other other thing they’ve said/done in their lives. 

In fact, we are ALL (including me) gonna stand accountable before the Lord Jesus Christ for every word, thought, deed & action on Judgment Day. Therefore, I pray that if there’s anything holding you – dear readers – (or even myself) back from the Lord Jesus Christ, that He will swiftly reveal it to us & also that we will repent of it – SWIFTLY! For tomorrow is never guaranteed!

======================== Continued in PART B =============================

Are You A Christian? If So, You’re On Trial!

“Christians” are sure getting a bad rep these days! It would rather seem as though (according to popular culture) that Christians are all old, outdated, boring, dull, “bigots” who just can’t seem to do ANYTHING right!

But behind the scenes looms a MUCH bigger picture, Christians, and that’s THIS: We’re ALL “On Trial!” Now…..what exactly do I mean by that, you might ask? The bible says that ALL those who TRULY wish to follow Christ WILL BE TESTED/PUT TO THE TEST! (Which puts a WHOLE new meaning to the popular saying,”Trial by Fire!”). 

So essentially, it’s like being in a spiritual courtroom of sorts. The non-Christian believer wants to TEST US and to try to see just how much of a TRUE Christian we actually are! They – along with Satan & his demons – are acting as impromptu “spiritual prosecutors” against us. And oddly enough, the MORE of a true Christian we are/prove ourselves to be, the MORE that Satan/his demons/adamant non-Christian believers tend to resent/hate us!

Why? Because they got the spirit of Antichrist on them. Please remember that ALL those who are ADAMANTLY AGAINST Christ currently HAVE the spirit of Antichrist on them, rather they realize it or not! (Agnostics, on the other hand, are ONE step closer to finding the Eternal Truth of Jesus Christ and Satan HATES THAT!)

In fact, 1 Peter 5: 8-9 in The New Testament says the following: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”

Translation? Satan’s CONSTANTLY looking for Christians whom he can make FAIL in some way, shape or form……..even better (in HIS mind, anyways) if he can make them PERMANENTLY FALL FROM GRACE! But he can’t do it alone, folks! That’s WHY he needs the help of his various DEMONS, working underneath him! And these demons are put there in our lives to try to “tempt us” and to try to rob us of our personal joy & salvation that can ONLY be found in the BIBLICAL Christ Jesus! 

And folks, I’m gonna tell you something. As Christians, we’re CONSTANTLY on trial, while living down on this Earth. And it’s NEVER-ENDING……(until we take our last breath, that is). We’re on trial, not ONLY by Satan and his demons (and even BY the Lord Jesus Christ himself, who’s attempting in these last days to weed out the spiritual wheat from the tares) but also by various non-believers/those of other religions, all around us……….

Do we cuss? Drink alot? Smoke weed/hash? Gamble? Go to strip clubs? Watch alot of R-rated movies? Hold a grudge against someone/group of people? Lie to get our way? Manipulate to get our way? Get angry at the slightest thing? Show up late to work? Constantly gossip and/or complain about the boss?

Acquiesce (that means, reluctantly give into but NOT reject) on the concept of “abortion”, “pre-marital sex”, the “gay agenda”, etc? Do we hate our enemies and refuse to forgive those who hurt us? Do we flick people off in traffic if someone cuts us off or REFUSE to let someone IN to traffic when they’re making a turn or there’s construction? Etc? Etc? 

Folks, the truth is, we’re CONSTANTLY being watched & monitored (in a proverbial sense) by all the non-believers in our lives (friends, family members, coworkers, complete strangers on online message boards/Youtube/Facebook/in person, etc.)

And if WE CHRISTIANS (as a collective whole) are participating in ANY willfully sinful activities (and it doesn’t even matter WHAT the willful sinful activity IS), just what type of “message” does that send to all the non-believers/those of other religions out there? They either believe one or two things: That Christianity’s a farce (“If YOU don’t even believe enough in your own religion to faithfully follow it, then why should *I*? OR that WE as Christians (or that Jesus Christ AS Christ) are WEAK!) 

Because if they can get YOU – the true, biblical-roots Christian – to DEFY the biblical Jewish Jesus Christ and/or the bible and its “commands” in ANY type of way – they think they’ve won and that YOU – the true, biblical-roots Christian – are WEAK, folks! In fact, just look at how the LGBT Activist folks has OVERTAKEN the Christian churches of today, as well as education, pop culture AND public policy!

They’ve think they’ve WON, folks! They really, truly do! Plus they ALSO think that WE CHRISTIANS are…..WEAK (as a whole) and FAR outnumbered! Satan has these poor folks SO DECEIVED that it’s not even funny, anymore! 

But folks, we got to think about what types of “messages” we’re sending to the people around us in our lives, on a daily basis. Because if WE are not FULLY living for Christ, they will reason within themselves, then why should THEY? AS Christians, we’re expected to be the “salt and light of the world!” 

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” – [Matthew 5: 13-16]

Believe it or not, the Lord Jesus Christ WANTS to use YOU to witness to all of THEM (all the non-believers and those of other religions) in your life. Therefore, they’re CONSTANTLY gonna be asking you about/trying to SEE for themselves what types of TV shows you watch, what movies you see, what music you listen to, what types of things you do in your free time, what types of things you post on Facebook, what types of things you say when you’re upset, etc. 

Because in a sense, THEY want to know what it is exactly that sets you apart from them. THEY want to know what being a Christian is vs. NOT being a Christian is. And so, when they look around and see many “worldly” Christian churches (AND Christians) supporting such things such as homosexuality and abortion, it sends a message that the “Christian” and non-Christian “aren’t so different, afterall” and thus, for THEM, in their minds, the NEED for a Saviour becomes “convoluted” and “inactive”. 

Parents, your children are CONSTANTLY watching you (rather you realize it or not). So be sure to set some good, Christian examples! Christian employees? Again, all your non-Christian coworkers are silently taking note of your every action at work (rather you realize it or not). They’re CONSTANTLY looking for things like: Ah-ha! He/she lied about being late to work! He/she’s no Christian! He/she’s no better than I! Therefore, I shouldn’t have to change MY life at all since there’s really no difference between him/her and I! and/or “Wow! He/she never smiles and always looks depressed and SERIOUS all the time, therefore, it MUST not pay to serve Jesus at all! Therefore, why should I?”

Do you SEE where I’m going with this, folks? We’re CONSTANTLY on trial with non-believers and those of other religions. CONSTANTLY. In line at Walmart/Best Buy/Baskin Robbins/the airport/etc. In traffic. At home, work or school. On an airplane. On websites and/or social media. In print (if a published author/reporter/blogger). At social events/protests. At the mall or movie theater. At the hospital/doctor’s/dentist’s office. In museums/national parks/tourist destinations. At social gatherings. Inside restaurants or fast-food joints. In public. At family functions. There’s just NO getting around it, folks! 

Oddly enough, it is Jesus’s, Satan’s, the demons AND the non-Christian believers way of testing us to see how truly “authentic” of a Christian we are. And WHEN a non-Christian believer DOES come across an “authentic” Christian, it sends a POWERFUL MESSAGE about just what a true Christian IS and what a true Christian ISN’T! (And even serves to drawl them closer & closer the Eternal Truth, which can ONLY be found in Jesus Christ, ofcourse!)

However though, like I said, the more truly AUTHENTIC of a Christian a person proves themselves to be, THE PROUDER & PROUDER JESUS CHRIST & HIS ANGELS IN HEAVEN GET and THE ANGRIER & ANGRIER that Satan and his demons get! Why? The answer can be found in Revelation 12:12 in the New Testament: 

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” – [Revelation 12:12]

Translation? Satan’s angry and knows he has but a SHORT TIME to try to deceive AS MANY Christians (as well as non-Christians) as possible before Jesus’s soon 2nd arrival upon the Earth!

Likewise, MANY Christians, at the VERY first sign of “trouble”, “conflict”, “drama” or “trial/tribulation” get all panicked and freaked out about it and aren’t sure what to do! But HERE is what the bible says about that:

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy” – [1 Peter 4: 12-13]

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you– [Matthew 5: 10-12]

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth youRemember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 

But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father alsoIf I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause” – [John 15: 18-25]

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say” – [Luke 12: 11-12]

Therefore, I say this in conclusion: As a “Christian”, what types of messages are YOU sending to all the non-Christian believers in your life? Are YOU truly living for and representing Christ? ARE you a true ambassador for Him, the one and ONLY true God, maker of the heavens and the Earth? How do YOU know FOR 100% SURE? If Jesus were to arrive in the room right now (for example), would he praise or condemn your actions of the past week? Why? 

Let us look lastly at what the “Fruits of the Spirit” are (the HOLY SPIRIT, that is). According to Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”

Therefore, do we love others as ourselves? Do have inner peace and joy? Do we have what it takes to OVERCOME/become a longsufferer? Are we gentle & kind? Do we have FAITH (TRUE ABRAHAMIC-LIKE FAITH) in Jesus where, for example, if we knew the world economy crashed tomorrow, that we’d have the faith that Jesus would somehow see us through, etc.? And do we have FAITH in His Written Word from Genesis to Revelation? And are we MEEK and humble (as in, “I’m just ONE person, one person of MANY, I am NOTHING without Christ?”) 

Although I’ll have to admit I’m not really sure here what is meant by “goodness” and “temperance”. I THINK temperance means the ability to “maintain our temper” and remain calm in any and all situations but I could be wrong. As for goodness? It likely means the PURSUIT of things that the BIBLE/JESUS calls “good” (the fight for Pro-Life, the fight for Pro-bible, Pro-Traditional Marriage/Family, etc.)

But folks, one thing’s for sure. We CAN’T let our guards down at ANY PRICE! Cause like I said, we Christians are ALL ON TRIAL at ALL TIMES in our lives, at ANY given day, place or time. So let us all try to let Christ live THROUGH US to the best of our knowledge and ability and try to get the most “spiritual growth(s)” out of our own personal trials & tribulations as we possibly can!

Cause ya never know……YOUR successfully coming out of a “trial” in your life (be it great or small) may just be the ONE very thing that turns a non-Christian believer INTO a believer! So remember that, folks! Set good examples (both for yourselves AND for others) and DON’T back down on the gospel at ANY PRICE! And may the BIBLICAL Lord Jesus Christ be with us ALL during these here End Times! AMEN! 

What Satan Doesn’t Want You Knowing About Abortion, LGBT, Etc.

America was founded upon the notions called “life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness”. Satan’s fall was founded upon the notions of pride, greed, envy, anger & deceit. In the year 2017, pretty much all of these concepts were put into the melting pot called “Modern-Day Christianity”. And many people are none the wiser. Why? Answer: Because Satan successfully mixes truth WITH lies. 

Let us look at a few examples, here:

  1. The “Sunday Sabbath”/”Jesus Rose On Sunday”
  2. Abortion/Women’s Rights
  3. LGBT/Human Rights
  4. Transgenderism/Human Rights

Okay, lets now take a deeper look at #1, The “Sunday Sabbath”. Back in ancient times, the Roman Emperor Constantine, along with the help of “Catholic bishops”, proclaimed Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire. 

“What’s so wrong with THAT?” someone may protest. “That sounds nice…..that sounds like Constantine was trying to PROTECT Christians from persecution”.

But lets unpack this a bit….there were many, many “Pagans” living in the Roman Empire at that time. And the Roman Catholic Church (and Constantine) wanted to control as many of the Roman “populace” as possible. So how do that? Answer: Through religion. 

But the Pagans didn’t LIKE many of the BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN PRACTICES……so Constantine had to “appeal” to the Pagans. And the ONLY way he could do that was by PAGANIZING CHRISTIANITY, and that’s exactly what he did (with the help of the Catholic bishops, ofcourse). 

So essentially, what Constantine did was spread a FALSE, PAGANIZED *FORM* of Christianity that had no true, biblical merits. Why? Because he (along with the help of the Catholic bishops) CHANGED THE SABBATH, from the 7th-day biblically-mandated Saturday to Sun-day, venerable worship day of THE SUN!

(And interestingly enough, if you look around the Catholic Church today in the Vatican, you will see ALL SORTS of remnants of “sun worship” – in fact, the “halos” you see around “Catholic saints” are supposed to represent SUN HALOS/SUNS!) 

That was the start of it. But he didn’t stop THERE. No……He took it even a step FURTHER. He OUTLAWED fasting, Biblical Feasts, and ABSTAINING from work on Saturday, the TRUE SABBATH. He OUTLAWED biblical feasts by calling them “Jewish feasts”. And then, sometime later on, the false/Paganized holidays of “Christmas” and “Easter” were celebrated, which actually came from ANCIENT PAGAN SEX FESTIVALS (Saturnalia of Christmas, and Feast of Ishtar, fertility “goddess” of Easter).

Because do you REALLY think Satan would’ve let the Roman Catholic Church (key word being ROMAN) stand if it were REALLY, TRULY following the bible? Think about it, folks! The ONLY reason Satan’s left the Roman Catholic Church alone and let it PROSPER beyond anything imaginable that this Earth’s ever seen is because it, the Roman Catholic Church, is NOT following the bible (atleast, they’re not following the Jesus Christ of the BIBLE, anyways……..but another “Jesus“, altogether……..)

And over time, the Roman Catholic Church has gained such WIDE, global influence to the point that even many NON-BELIEVERS, sadly, consider The Catholic Church/Pope/Vatican to be THE PREMIER AUTHORITY on Christianity! “Well, the Catholic Church has made alot of contributions to history, such as the first printing of the bible in the English language, etc.”

See how Satan works, folks? See how he mixes truth with lies? He’ll allow Christians to go to church every week because they (as a whole) are going to church on the WRONG DAY/WRONG SABBATH (Sun-day, venerable worship day of THE SUN!) Just like he’ll allow Christians to be Christians since they celebrate in the FALSE/PAGANIZED HOLIDAYS OF CHRISTMAS & EASTER!

(Plus, have you ever noticed how these two holidays actually MOCK Jesus Christ by equating him with “Santa Claus” and the “Easter bunny? Tell me what those things have to do with Christ! Anything? Didn’t think so!!!!!)

We know from the bible that God worked for SIX DAYS, then rested on, CONSECRATED and SANCTIFIED the 7th day of the week, SATURDAY, as HIS HOLY 7TH DAY SABBATH. So for MORTAL MAN to come along and CHANGE IT? It’s like saying that God made a mistake when he made the 7th Day Sabbath! THINK ABOUT IT, FOLKS!

And when people starting waking up to that fact, Satan started a “Resurrection Sunday” Movement. Have you ever noticed that, folks? Pastors preaching that “Jesus rose on Sunday morning”. But if you read the bible between the lines, it’s clearly apparent that Jesus rose at the END of Saturday evening and was ALREADY RISEN by EARLY Sunday morning, he didn’t rise DURING Sunday morning. So the “Resurrection Sunday” thing is CLEARLY A LIE!

Now lets go to example #2, Abortion/Women’s Rights. It really all started in the 60’s, during the “Free Love/Hippy Movement’. That’s what really got all this “dire feminism” thing started. And WHO do you think is behind the Hippy Movement? Any guesses, folks? It sure as heck wasn’t Jesus Christ of the bible that started it! (And P.S.: did you know that the Peace Sign is actually supposed to be a MOCKING of Christ?) 

“We don’t have to listen to authority, we don’t have to answer to anybody, we have free will, we can do whatever the heck we want”. My, my, my, one would rather think that it was a “fallen angel rally”, not any type of “human rally”, am I right? Don’t those sentiments echo almost exactly what the fallen angels likely said to themselves/amongst themselves when they thought they no longer had to follow God as the Head Authority? Think about it, folks!

And out of “hippy-ism” sprang FEMINISM. Basically, this “Movement” ATTACKED Jesus Christ, ATTACKED THE BIBLE, ATTACKED the Traditional Family, ATTACKED traditional gender role models and “worshiped the woman”. At first, women were fighting for the right to ENTER into the workforce. And then, they wanted the right to NOT have to have a baby. That’s where the “Abortion fight” came in.

“I’m not ready for a baby yet, or right now”. Whatever happened to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? Does THAT not matter, anymore? Whenever a woman protests: “my body, my choice”, she instead is essentially saying: “I want the right to have unprotected sex with no biological consequences”. 

True, some women are raped and that’s a horrible, horrible thing. But the baby itself didn’t rape them. Why is their life more important than the baby’s life? Can they REALLY imagine the baby within their wombs saying: “Please kill me mommy, I don’t WANT to live?” 

Oddly enough, long-time research shows that women that kept and raised their babies born out of rape were much, much better off psychologically and emotionally, rather than those raped women who chose to abort. Abortion is something that stays with you for YEARS afterwards (in your mind, heart, body and spirit) and there’s no escaping it! Not to mention that many raped women say that keeping & raising their babies actually HEALED THEM, psychologically! Who ever would’ve thought?

But the truth is, abortion does NOT make a pregnant woman unpregnant but rather, the mother of a dead baby. And I don’t exactly see women dancing in the streets and being all high and emotionally pumped up and JOYFULLY HAPPY after having an abortion. So I can only guess that abortion is NOT so liberating to women, as the “Feminist Movement” claims. 

But Satan is like that high-payed lawyer that tries to LURE women into the sin of murder: some women here that small still voice that says: “Hey, YOU – the woman – should have rights, TOO! You shouldn’t HAVE to have a kid if you’re not ready to!” But tell me. If people were in the streets protesting: “I should have the right to murder”, other people would go BALLISTIC and have those people arrested for “incitement”, etc. Yet sadly, in today’s world, when women march in protest for the right to MURDER THEIR BABIES, the world even doesn’t blink an eye & turns the other way. 

And during an abortion, the baby’s heart stops and they are pulled from the womb, LIMB BY LIMB, with forceps! What if someone were to pull today’s modern women or men apart, LIMB BY LIMB and then try to say it was their “right” to do so? What a sick, murderous, degenerate nation we live in today, folks! A woman’s right to sin is more important than the life of her baby! 

Even women that are MARRIED are no exception. Some of them want their abortions, TOO! And for WHAT? Their lives are more important than their baby’s life BECAUSE….?? The point I’m trying to make here is that MURDER should NEVER, EVER be a “right” in this country – for ANY REASON – and yet, sadly, it is (in the case of Abortion and Euthania!) 

Abortion is NOT about “Women’s Rights”, it’s about TWO things and TWO things, ONLY: killing and $$$$$$$ profits! 

The bond that a mother has with her unborn child is one of THE MOST precious bonds in existence! So for any one person, name or organization to come along and try to DESTROY that bond and to do so for $$$$ profit?!!!!! Those are the TRUE PEOPLE who are “Anti-Woman”, and “Anti-Woman’s Rights”.

Planned Parenthood even “complains” about “Birthright Centers”, places that help women RAISE their babies and find necessary resources for doing so! It’s not enough that they’re ALREADY killing babies for $$$ profit! It would rather seem that Planned Parenthood doesn’t want ANY babies born, PERIOD! They apparently HATE life! That’s because Jesus Christ IS life! And he’s the Maker & Giver of it! We were all made in God’s holy image; male and female!

Now lets move on to #’s 3 and 4, LGBT/Transgenderism/Human Rights. It’s really no different than #2, Abortion/Women’s Rights. Human rights. Sounds good on the surface, doesn’t it? But what is it REALLY ABOUT, underneath all the “media propaganda” layers? Lets have a look.

The whole point of the LGBT Pride Parades and/or Transgenderism Movement (correct me if I’m wrong) is to convince the outside world that what they’re doing is “normal”. Because hey, if it’s “normal”, then it should (theoretically) be a “human right”, correct?

Only, the thing is, it’s NOT “normal” (not according to the bible AND not according to many psychologists). In fact, back in the 70’s, the Diagnostic Manual described “homosexuality/transgenderism” as “abnormal/mental illness”. And what’s interesting to note here is that the psychologists behind the manual weren’t even particularly religious, from what I note. And so nobody can make the argument that these psychologists were “religious” per say or that they were “just acting with the times”. They saw gender as “truly binary”, set in stone and anything outside of that was to them, “biologically abnormal”.

But then, “homosexual activists” put pressure on the APA to REMOVE that listing from the Diagnostic Manual. They wanted it to be known that it was a “choice”, that they were simply “choosing” to be that way, from what I read. But NOW – in the year 2017 – they’ve changed their tune. NOW they want people to think they were “born that way” and “can’t help it”. And ironically, I’ve most recently read about a survey done, that when homosexual people were asked if they’d be willing to take a pill if it “undid their gayness”, the overwhelming majority said no. Interesting.

A prominent gay activist HIMSELF most recently that: “there IS no such thing as a gay gene” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/foremost-uk-gay-activist-admits-there-is-no-gay-gene

Not to mention a few academic/scientific studies confirm the same:

https://www.onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2016/08/23/gay-gene-no-scientific-evidence-for-it

https://concernedwomen.org/images/content/bornorbred.pdf

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-there-no-gay-gene

So….WHY do homosexuals and transgenders want people to think that they’re behavior is “normal?” Well, the first thing is that they’re in denial. They DON’T see what they’re doing as “Sin” at all (with many not even believing in the concept of “sin” to begin with, for that matter). While yet others likely think that, maybe, just maybe, if they can get MAN/MANKIND to approve it, then maybe that means that they could also get Jesus Christ to approve it. Because, using secular reasoning, “if too many human beings approve it, then God can’t be against it”.

But the thing to note here is that even if 99% of people on Earth APPROVED of the “sin” of homosexuality/transgenderism, it would STILL be a sin in Jesus’s eyes! And if it came down to only ONE person on the planet (and their close family, perhaps) being saved in the End, then only one person (+ any possible close family members, by proxy) would be saved! (i.e. Let us not forget Noah & his family during the time of God’s Wrath and the Great Flood Upon the Earth!)

But lets unpack this a bit. If/when a gay/trans person says they were “born that way”, they’re essentially calling God/Jesus Christ A LIAR! Not to mention that they’re ALSO saying in a sense that they HATE the way God/Jesus Christ made them! So how is that NOT sin, folks? Think about it!

ALL the LGBT fight is about (essentially) is THE RIGHT TO SIN WITHOUT EARTHLY CONSEQUENCES! That’s all it REALLY boils down to, after one has “unpacked” and “unpeeled” all the layers of what I call the “Onion of Unrighteousness”.

So the bad news is that no, they were NOT born that way and science (AND the bible) proves it! But the GOOD NEWS is that, BECAUSE they were NOT born that way, Jesus Christ can STILL change them and turn them INTO the person Jesus had ORIGINALLY intended them to be!

Jesus Christ (the true, BIBLICAL Jesus Christ of the bible) can TAKE AWAY their “transgendered feelings” and their “homosexual attractions”. He can BIND the homosexual/transgender demons that plague a person. He can HEAL them and SET THEM FREE from the homosexual/transgender demons, and YES, they are demons, folks; demonic spirits who (much like Satan) lay in wait for whatever soul they can “capture” and “deceive”. 

Sadly, many LGBT folks are “easy pickins” for such “demons” since they’re “broken people” to begin with! Satan constantly searches out “broken people” since they’re much easier “spiritual captures” as I call them. But a person that’s SPIRITUALLY DELIVERED BY Jesus Christ from such demons is no longer a “spiritual capture” but becomes a spiritual VICTOR!

ALL humans have the fundamental right to be “respected”. For example, ALL humans have the right to go into a grocery store and buy their groceries in peace without store managers saying: “Oh, I’m sorry, only blonde-haired people can enter into the store today”. Every human has a right to be respected for biological, physical traits they can NOT help. 

But when people start demanding rights for things that they technically CAN help and that are UNBIBLICAL and UNREASONABLE in scope, (“I should have the right to go out in public dressed as something I’m physically not”, “I should have the right to murder my unborn baby for convenience”, “I should have the right to use the womens’ bathroom, even though I’m not a true/physical woman”), Houston, we’ve got a problem!

Same-sex activity/transgenderism is actually A BEHAVIOR, not an “inherent trait!” Whereas, heterosexuality is an inherent trait. John-Hopkins research has previously pointed out that homosexuality/transgenderism is NURTURE (social environment) rather than NATURE (biology). There is NO gay gene and folks, they won’t EVER find one, because it simply DOES NOT EXIST!

And the day when the “Leftist Extreme” CLAIM they “have” found one? Trust me, that’ll be the day that they’ll have to resort to “faking” the scientific find of finding one, just like they FAKED the “find” of the “Missing Link” – Ida – a mere skull of a LEMUR, HA! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100302131719.htm

So what’s the moral of the story here, folks? Don’t believe ANYTHING the Secular Media tells ya. Heck, even those SO-CALLED pictures of the planet Mars and this or that find on Mars, with all the pictures being black and white and really, really “hazy?” I almost laugh every single time and say to myself: FAKE, FAKE, FAKEZOID! To me, the ONLY thing that’s true is the gospel of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ Almighty! 

“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged”

– Romans 3:4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashamed of the Old Testament? If so, You’re Denying Him!

Many of today’s Christians in the Middle East and Asian countries ARE in “hiding/underground” due to the “hostile nature of living in a “non-democratic society” (though Egypt & Iraq could be possibly be considered “partially democratic”?). 

But here in America & around the world (as far as Western/Democratic/European nations go), it seems as though “Christians” have made some sort of “Mass Exodus” from society. It would seem that they are “in hiding”. They (as a whole) are trying to hide from having any outside identifiable mark of being a “BIBLICAL Christian” while also trying to hide their “hearts” from Jesus, as well! 

Back around the 90’s to early 00’s, homosexuals were “hiding in the closet”, sort’ve speak, while Christians were hanging about in the open, public square, unafraid of Jesus and/or their religious affiliations. In fact, it was even considered a “good time” to be a Christian, then…..The Left Behind Series by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye was really taking off and getting people to consider/question their “Eternity”, while no “Christian businesses” were getting sued for this or that. 

But here in the year 2017, things have changed. NOW – due to the anti-Christian rhetoric swirling about in today’s world from the radical left – many Christians are now currently “living in fear” and “hiding in the proverbial closet”. This is tragic.

Luke 9:26 in the New Testament states: For whosoever shall be ashamed of me [Jesus Christ] and of my words [the bible], of him shall the Son of man [Jesus Christ] be ashamed, when he [Jesus Christ] shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels”

Translation? If YOU, as a “Christian”, are ashamed of Jesus Christ and/or his words – ANY of his words (Old OR New Testament) – Jesus Christ will be ashamed of YOU during the Great White Throne Judgement/Judgement Day IN FRONT OF THE PRESENCE OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS HOLY ANGELS!

Now think about it for a minute. Think about what that truly means. Let it sink in for a bit………

“If I, a Christian, am ashamed of Jesus Christ and/or ANY part of his gospel (Old OR New Testament), then Jesus Christ will be ETERNALLY ASHAMED of ME, on Judgement Day, in the presence of the Heavenly Father & His Holy Angels!” 

Matthew 10:33 echoes this sentiment: “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”

Conclusion? To have Jesus Christ condemn an unfortunate soul to “the lake of fire” for denying him – on Judgement Day – is ONE thing. But for him to do it IN FRONT OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER & HOLY ANGELS? It’s more like a PUBLIC SENTENCING/ EXECUTION, FOLKS!

In the New Testament, we read the case of the apostle Peter denying Jesus 3 times. But afterwards, Peter repented and went about preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

So does that mean if you deny Jesus ONCE before someone, that that means you’re automatically going to the lake of fire after you die? No, ofcourse not, ESPECIALLY if you quickly repent and vow to never deny Him again! What it means (in that bible passage) is that a person PERPETUALLY denies Him before others (rather that person denies Him in their heart or not is besides the point), and is PERPETUALLY ASHAMED of the gospel (ANY part of the gospel, be it Old or New Testament or BOTH!) 

Some Christians, sadly, probably feel “ashamed” about the Old Testament, since in it, there’s lots of warfare and because Eve converses with a “talking serpent” in the Garden of Eden. They might even go so far as to say/think: “Adam & Ever didn’t REALLY happen……….it’s just *allegory* of sorts”.

And YES….this same type of theoretical person might proudly proclaim the name of Jesus everywhere they go and be “proud” of the New Testament, even testifying OF/ABOUT the New Testament to others……..But IF they’re “ashamed” of the Old Testament in ANY type of way, (either in the depths of their hearts/minds/souls and/or among other people), then they are, in effect, ashamed of PART of the gospel since the Lord is the same yesterday, today and everymore; He’s everlasting!

John 1:1-3 states: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was GodThe same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made”

Therefore, if a Christian is all in love with the New Testament but despises/is ashamed of the Old Testament, then essentially, in a nutshell, that Christian is LITERALLY metaphorically saying to Jesus: “I like you in the New Testament but I don’t like you at all in the Old Testament”.

Newsflash: JESUS WAS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT! In Luke 9:26 and Matthew 24:30 in the New Testament, he calls himself the Son of Man, right? Guess what?

Daniel 7:13-14 in the OLD TESTAMENT says: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed

1 John 5:10 and Romans 1:4 in the NEW Testament, respectively, proclaim: “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son” —-“And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead”

While Daniel 3:25 in the OLD Testament reads: “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

Denying the Old Testament (or being “ashamed” of it), is really no different than metaphorically saying to Jesus: “I like your white garment but I HATE your sandals!” Or “I totally dig your sandals but your white garment is something no self-respecting individual would wear”.

THE BIBLE IS NOT A CAFETERIA, FOLKS! JESUS’S WORDS ARE NOT A “CAFETERIA!” 

And just like Peter, there’s many Christians today who proclaim: “No Jesus, I’d NEVER deny you!” 

So why then do they reject the Old Testament and see it as “no longer viable or relevant?” Why do they treat Jesus’s words AS IF they’re a “cafeteria” where they can just pick and choose which words they like (Old Vs. New Testament) and which words they don’t?

There’s even Christians out there today who pick apart the Old and New Testaments THEMSELVES, such as: “Well……I like THIS part of the Old Testament but I hate THAT part of the Old Testament” or “I like THIS part of the New Testament but DESPISE THAT PART”. THE BIBLE IS NOT A SHOE STORE WHERE ONE CAN JUST “PICK OUT” WHAT SHOE FITS AND WHAT SHOE DOESN’T!

JESUS’S TRUTH DOESN’T REVOLVE AROUND *FEELINGS & EMOTIONS* AND WHAT *FEELS/SEEM RIGHT*! THE BIBLE AND JESUS’S TRUTH SIMPLY **IS** AND THERE’S NO TAMPERING WITH IT! 

THE BIBLE’S TRUTH (JESUS’S TRUTH) IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND EVERMORE. IT’S EVERLASTING!!!!

What ALOT of Christians don’t realize today is that Jesus Christ was PROPHESIED OF in the Old Testament, while ALSO simultaneously making “pre-flesh appearences” IN the Old Testament – known as “Christophanies” – (look it up on Google). So essentially, that’s WHY people are – in effect – actually DENYING JESUS *when* they deny/ignore/are ashamed of the Old Testament! 

In fact, let me take this a step further. There’s OVER 333+ Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament, foretelling of a coming (in-the-flesh appearing) of a “Jewish Messiah” that were SUCCESSFULLY FULFILLED BY Jesus Christ in the New Testament: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/m/

Therefore, the New Testament is “Volume 2” of Jesus’s Words, a CONTINUATION of the Old Testament. So who are WE to DENY “Volume 1” of God’s Truth that FORETOLD of “Volume 2?” 

[NOTE: Rather or not you accept the Apocrypha (The “Middle Testament”) to be God’s Truth or not is between YOU and Jesus (although I myself personally DO see it as part of the Lord’s Truth). Therefore, using the same analogy as above, the Apocrypha would be theoretically known as “Post-Volume 1, Prequel to Volume 2”].

So I leave you all with THIS question: Do YOU believe the bible (the COMPLETE bible – Old + New Testament) – is the FULL written Word of God? If not, why? Because HOW you answer that question will determine your fate before Jesus on the Day of Judgement! I pray that any person who reads this WILL accept the COMPLETE written truth of Jesus!

Note: If you’d like a KJV bible + Apocrypha, I’d HIGHLY recommend the “Holy Bible: King James Version + Apocrypha” by Derek A. Shaver! It’s basically the 1611 KJV in modern spelling, with the Apocrypha situated BETWEEN the Old and New Testaments.

middle-testament 

And if you already have a KJV bible and just want an Apocrypha by ITSELF, I’d recommend: “The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version” by Michael D. Coogan and Marc Z. Brettler

annotated-apocrypha

[Please note: IF you live in a country or region where ONLY the New Testament is available or ONLY the Old Testament is available, or where practically NO bibles are available, don’t fret, Jesus knows! Although you should try to do everything in your power that you possibly can TO GET access to BOTH Testaments, Old and New, and if you can, the Apocrypha (Middle Testament). Jesus will HONOR your quest for The Truth! 😉 And remember: to die for Christ is GAIN, while to live for the Devil is SPIRITUAL FOOLISHNESS!]. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus or “Breadcrumbs?”

I’ve most recently read a most PROFOUND book on “idols”. In the book, it talks about how idols are NOT JUST “statues” and “figurines”…..they can be SO MUCH MORE! 

Think back to the time of the Old Testament when there were a set of twins by the names of Jacob & Esau. Esau was the oldest of the two and back in those days (ancient, biblical times), the oldest son got most (if not all) of the father’s property when the father died, ALONG with what’s known as *the patriarchal blessing*.

It was custom back in those days that when a father died, the oldest son would “inherit” the most (if not all). This was known as his “birthright”. But RIGHT BEFORE the father died, it was custom for the father to BESTOW (that means, to give) his “personal blessing” upon the oldest son. While any consequent younger son could ALSO get some sort of “blessing”, it was always typically MUCH LESSER in degree, in comparison with what type of “patriarchal blessing” the OLDEST son would get. 

Esau was a hunter of the fields, while Jacob was more of a “homely” sheep-herder that preferred to stay at home in the camp. One day, while Esau was out hunting, Jacob cooked up some soup. And when Esau came home from his daily hunt, the SMELL of that soup must’ve been (in Esau’s nostrils, atleast) “heavenly”. He asked Jacob for some of that soup. But Jacob was clever. He said if Esau SOLD HIM HIS BIRTHRIGHT, he, Jacob, would then give him some of the soup.

Esau obliged (in other words, Esau agreed to it). And later on in the biblical narrative, we see how that plays out and how Esau is ALSO “tricked” out of his patriarchal blessing as well (or could it have been God’s wrath upon Esau for being so “careless” over his “birthright”, to begin with?) 

But the point I’m trying to make is THIS: WHEN Esau SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT for a “measly bowl of soup”, he, in effect, was likened unto one who SOLD HIS SOUL for a “measly portion”. That’s all idols are, really. A “measly portion”. Breadcrumbs! They SEEM enticing and thrilling at first glance. But on the inside, they are hallow shells; SPIRITUALLY EMPTY.

And the more of these “empty idols” we have, the more we “need” in order to try to sustain ourselves. We’re like birds, chasing after, picking up and eating one “breadcrumb idol” after another. They can’t talk, move, see or hear. So what ABOUT them seems SO appealing to us? The following book attempts to answer those questions for us IN DETAIL:

NO OTHER GODS BOOK

Therefore, what was Esau’s “idol” in that case? It was FOOD!

“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?Genesis 25:32

Genesis 25:33 goes on to say that Jacob demanded that Esau SELL his “birthright” to him. SELL IT. Think about what that MEANS, folks! And the end of the passage says that Esau DID sell it. 

“And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob” – Genesis 25:33

I guess it’s really no wonder then when we read in Romans 9:13 in the NEW TESTAMENT: “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated“.

Now…….if people reading the New Testament read that Romans 9:13 passage, WITHOUT ever even HAVING read the Old Testament, that can, at first glance, seem like a statement of “pure hatred”. But what that passage is REALLY saying (in context) is that Jesus loved the HEART of Jacob (which was set on “spiritual things”) but despised the HEART of Esau (who was stuck on “worldly/fleshly things” – like food).

Another good biblical dichotomy (in other words, comparison) is the difference between Ishmael & Isaac. God promised Abraham and Sarah a child in their old age. They waited some time and nothing happened. So they got a little “antsy” (or atleast Sarah did, anyways). Sarah decided she didn’t want to wait anymore and told Abraham to marry her slave girl, Hagar, so that Sarah might have a child THROUGH her. Abraham obeyed. Hagar had a child and his name was *Ishmael*. 

However, when Ishmael was in his early teens, Sarah DID conceive and have a child, whose name was Isaac. The book up above I read suggested that Abraham likely thought (at first, anyways) that Ishmael was the “promised heir” [because remember how, in ancient biblical times, special blessings always went to the oldest son?] but instead, it was, according to the bible, Isaac.

However, there’s also one DISTINCTION, here. Ishmael was born from a “concubine”/”slave woman” while Isaac was born of a WIFE! That makes all the difference in the world, here and is also why God’s covenant was with ISAAC, instead of Ishmael.

Now…..are there any OTHER cases in the bible where the YOUNGEST/YOUNGER son ended up getting a BIGGER “patriarchal blessing” than the OLDEST? Yes. We find that in Genesis 48:17-20…..In THIS passage, Jacob is VERY OLD in age, with all his sons (and 2 grandsons by his son Joseph) standing around him. 

Now remember, back in those days, it was typical for the oldest son to get a MUCH BIGGER blessing than any of the younger son(s). Manasseh was Joseph’s oldest son, while Ephraim was his youngest son. Joseph wanted his father Jacob to put his patriarchal blessing on his OLDEST son, Manasseh and placed his hands accordingly. But instead, Jacob did just the OPPOSITE……….He crossed his hands and blessed the YOUNGER SON, EPHRAIM, instead. 

Manasseh’s name means “causing to forget” while Ephraim’s name means “fruitful” or “causing to be fruitful”. So perhaps that has something to do with WHY the younger son was blessed over the older one. 

I’ve written ONE previous post on the subject of idols, from a slighly different angle: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/idols-in-modern-day-society/

And ya know, it’s funny. I’ve always known and REALIZED that idols don’t necessarily have to be statues or figurines. But until I saw the FULL list of what they could be (even people and “relationships”), I was never really able to put it into full scope. Therefore, that book was an EYE-OPENING book for me and I’d HIGHLY recommend it. It also comes with a BIBLE STUDY GUIDE as well. 

But in closing, I’d just like to ask: What type of idols do you have in your life? Are/were you even aware that you had them? And do you realize that idols are like “breadcrumbs”….promising spiritual nourishment but NEVER fulfilling it? And are you willing to learn to relinquish “breadcrumb idols” for the sake of a closer and COMPLETE spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ?

If you answered yes to the last question, I’d HIGHLY recommend the “No Other Gods” paperback book (easier for highlighting important passages), along with the “No Other God Bible Study Guide”. And remember: strive for Jesus, NOT “BREADCRUMBS”.

NO OTHER GODS BIBLE STUDY

 

Mark of the Beast: Coming To A Town Near YOU, Part ONE

Rather you’re a believer in Jesus Christ/Yeshua or not, ONE thing is certain……bible prophecy’s now happening in today’s world at BREAKNECK SPEED!

Don’t believe me? Here are just a FEW bible prophecies, complete with headlines:

https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/signs-of-last-days-bible-prophecy-fulfilled/

The bible spoke of a time when the LAND would “mourn”, when human hearts would “wax cold”, when people would call good (in the “true biblical sense”) evil and evil (that WHICH the bible calls “evil”) good and also most specifically of a time when THE BEAST (i.e. Satan/Satan’s Geo-Political Frontman) would rise to power.

Now….For those of you not familiar with the bible, bible prophecy, AND/OR the book of Revelation in the New Testament, let me describe to you what’s gonna happen in the VERY near future:

There is chaos and “financial collapse” happening all over the globe. No-one can deny this. [Note: Argentina and Greece are just a PREVIEW of what is to come……even to DEVELOPED countries…] And someday soon, things are going to get bad…..really, really bad [financially and otherwise].

In fact, the bible hints that things will become SO BAD (financially), that ALL the countries of the world will likely have to elect or appoint a one world gov’t leader to “get a financial handle on it all”. And the way he will do this (the bible says it’s a he) is by developing a ONE WORLD CURRENCY, ONE WORLD RELIGION, AND ONE WORLD GOV’T.

“Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Wait there just a minute! All the religions of the world will NEVER AGREE to THAT”, some might say. But yet, the bible says they WILL. How? By deception on Satan’s part. See, Satan will be the one who GIVES this one world gov’t leader his power and the power to PERSUADE people.

And this man, this one world gov’t leader soon to arrive on the scene, is one and the same. He’ll try to make the Christians think he’s Jesus Christ, the Muslims think he’s Allah, the Buddhists to think he’s Maitreya or the 5th Buddha, the Jews to think he’s their “long-awaited Messiah” and the list goes on and on. 

Let me put this differently: The Christian Anti-Christ IS the “global end times messiah”/THE BEAST talked about in Revelation! And IS the “false messiah” of the world that all the world’s religions are waiting on! [Only, the world’s religions (as a whole) DON’T KNOW he’s a false messiah. By the time they DO figure it out, for many of them, it’ll be TOO LATE and their fates will already be sealed FOR ETERNITY! ;(]

Therefore, BECAUSE all the major world religions are awaiting a “messianic type figure”, it will be no problem at’tall FOR this one world gov’t leader to convince people that he IS the “messiah”. And we know from the bible that ALL people who’s names aren’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life WILL be deceived by this man/this false messianic figure who gets his power from Satan.

“What’s the Lamb’s Book of Life?”, some might ask. Answer: It is Jesus’s personal/spiritual record book of ALL those souls who believe in him, trust him, love him and OBEY HIM in any and ALL things! Those who believe and are baptized in the Holy Spirit of Truth! Those who have FULLY repented of their sins, etc. In other words, those that the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua is PROUD to call his servants! And he will profess those peoples’ names to the Heavenly Father and to the Holy Angels!

HOWEVER….Those whose names are NOT found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life WILL be deceived by THE BEAST/THE ANTICHRIST. He will have the power of PERSUASION. He will be very likeable and popular. He will seem to be “the answer to the world’s problems”. He’ll even perform FALSE MIRACLES, like bring fire down from heaven and bring life to an “image” of the Beast!

“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 Revelation 13:13-15

 

And BECAUSE of that, He’ll have MANY, MANY, **MANY** people fooled, into thinking he’s “God”.

And AMIDST all the world chaous, and global financial meltdown, he’ll even “propose” a new “global financial system” that APPEARS to be “the answer to the world’s problems”. And “unsaved” people will fall for it, hook, line and sinker………..even many self-professed “Christians” themselves (YES, IT’S TRUE!)

Revelation 13:16-17 says: “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”

Translation? This “mark” will be REQUIRED of ALL man, women and children, in order to be able to buy or sell. And WITHOUT this “mark” in their RIGHT HAND or FOREHEAD, they will NOT be able to buy or sell. And the book of Revelation says that ALL people who TAKE this “MARK” will be thrown into the LAKE OF FIRE…….FOR ETERNITY!

I can just picture it right now….”Christian” and/or “Messianic Jewish” families who’ve followed Jesus Christ their WHOLE LIVES…..only to start worrying at the VERY, VERY LAST MINUTE (when the GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE happens) about how they’re going to feed their families and their young children….They really DON’T want to get the Mark (in their hearts) and they KNOW it’s wrong (eternally) but they figure Jesus would understand and forgive THEM for taking the Mark since they don’t truly worship the beast in their hearts & since they ONLY want to feed their children, nothing more (or so they “reason” with themselves, anyways)…….

They think there’s no way in HECK that Jesus would condemn THEM for such spiritual atrocities. But, they are VERY, VERY SADLY mistaken! For Jesus Christ will say to them on the Day of Judgement, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23) OUCH!

Because in Jesus’s eyes, there’s NO EXCUSE for sin! NONE! It doesn’t matter WHY a person would choose to take the Mark of the Beast. Just THAT they did. It is a MAJOR sign of disobedience to God and a MAJOR slap in God’s face cause it’s like saying PERSONALLY to Jesus: “Jesus….? I don’t trust you to provide for me and my family during our financial time of need. Just like I don’t trust you to feed my young children. I NEED to take the Devil’s Mark, in order to be able to feed my children. You understand, don’t you?”

JESUS ISN’T HAVING IT!!!!! You take the Mark, you DIE….spiritually…….and there’s NO HOPE FOR YOU, IF YOU DO! Because it’s IN that very moment where you choose The Mark or choose to die FOR Christ instead that will ultimately determine if YOUR name gets written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I’m SERIOUS!

Revelation even speaks of AN ANGEL that tries to go around warning people on the Earth NOT to get the Mark of the Beast:

“And the third angel followed them, saying with a LOUD voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” (Revelation 14: 9-11)

And people, THE MARK is NOT about food/buying/selling, it’s about WORSHIP! So when a person gets the Mark of the Beast to feed their families, they’re receiving the Beast’s Mark of WORSHIP! Plus who’s to say that it won’t IMMEDIATELY change a person’s brain chemistry into worshiping the beast? Just sayin’.

So……what happens to the people that REFUSE to worship the beast and/or take his “Mark”, you might ask? Revelation 13:15 says they will be killed. So, in short, when it comes down to the wire, it’s either gonna be take the mark and be damned by Jesus Christ FOR ETERNITY. Or REFUSE the mark and DIE. There IS no other way, folks!

“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” Revelation 13:15

But take heart. Jesus says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”

Jesus ALSO says in John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”

In other words, to DIE for Christ is GAIN but to DENY CHRIST in any way, shape or form is to BECOME CHRIST’S ETERNAL ENEMY!

Think about that for awhile. Let that sink in……

Also meditate on the FOLLOWING:

“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: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and **FEW** there be that find it” – (Matthew 7:13-14)

Translation? VERY FEW people make it to “New Jerusalem” (talked about in Chapters 21-22 in Revelation in the New Testament) while MILLIONS UPON BILLIONS are CONDEMNED to the LAKE OF FIRE….FOR ETERNITY!

“Why so many?”, one may ask and the answer is THIS: Because VERY few people OBEY Christ! It’s not JUST about “believing” in Him but also OBEYING Him! For example, the Muslims believe in Christ but they don’t OBEY Him! For IF they DID truly “obey Him”, they would worship Jesus Christ AS the Messiah, and NOT as some “lowly messenger”. That’s just ONE example, there.

Another example might be a “Catholic” that REFUSED to stop worshiping “idols” (something that God/Jesus EXPRESSLY forbids!) And yet others might be all the “lukewarm” Christians out that never bothered to help those in need, etc., OR the Christians/Messianics in above theoretical example who took the “Mark”, in order to be able to feed their family, etc. Or those who’ve followed other religions, didn’t believe in Christ or just HATED Christ in general (i.e. Satanists, etc.)

But the ONE thing that ALL people who take the Mark have in common is that they (in true effect) ETERNALLY DENY CHRIST the VERY MOMENT they receive THE MARK OF THE BEAST. But it sure won’t LOOK like the Mark of The Beast, all menacing/ominous and stuff. It will probably LOOK innocent to most people. “Oh, it’s just a one world gov’t mark or symbol, no big”, most people will say. My guess is that The Mark will be some sort of symbol for “global unity” but that’s ALSO associated with the number 666, somehow. But again, who knows. 

And I can’t stress this ENOUGH, folks! Taking the Mark has NOTHING to do about buying or selling (though, if one wants to be able to buy or sell, they WILL have to take the Mark, no exceptions!) It has EVERYTHING to do with WORSHIP. The Beast wants WORSHIP. And if people won’t worship him willfully, he wants them to do it forcefully, by force, by ANY means necessary, really. 

Are YOU ready to give up your life for Christ? If someone told you tomorrow “take The Mark or DIE“, would YOU be willing to die? If not, why? Because folks, let me tell ya something. If YOU’RE not ready to DIE for Christ when the time comes, YOU need to pray to GET READY for when that time comes. Because that time’s gonna be here sooner than you or even I, know it. MARK MY WORDS!

[NOTE: Please continue on to Part Two of today’s message, as it contains VITAL and IMPORTANT information!]