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

The bible gives a few descriptors of THE MARK OF THE BEAST in Revelation 13:15-19 and Revelation 14:9-11

  • It’s a REQUIRED mark for ALL the Earth’s inhabitants, in order to be able to buy or sell
  • It’s NOT about buying or selling but about WORSHIP of the Beast
  • It must be received in a person’s right hand or in their forehead
  • WITHOUT the Mark, the name of the Beast, or the Number of his name, NO person will be able to buy or sell
  • ALL that refuse to take The Mark will be killed [Revelation 13:15]
  • The number of the Beast is 666
  • ALL who receive the Mark of the Beast? “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
  • There is NO FORGIVENESS by Jesus Christ FOR a person taking the Mark of The Beast. NONE.

Now…..I know MANY Christians and Messianic Jews out there are wondering just HOW they’re supposed to feed themselves and their families during the time of the “Mark of the Beast requirement”. But let me tell ya something: If Jesus Christ/Yeshua SUPERNATURALLY provided HEAVENLY MANNA for the Israelites roaming out in the desert at the direction of Moses/Moshe, why would he not ALSO supernaturally provide food and/or manna for his people during the END TIMES?

Think about it, folks! The Lord takes care of his people in their time of need! TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL AND MIGHT AND HE WILL PROVIDE! THERE AIN’T NO REASON TO FEAR! He created the universe and the heavens, so don’t you think he knows what he’s doing up there, when it comes time for him to provide for his people in their time of need? He’s always done it BEFORE, in the bible, so why would he all of a sudden stop doing that, NOW? Think about it!

Therefore, there is NO NEED for ANY Christian or Messianic Jew to take the Mark of the Beast, in order to be able to buy or sell food, for the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF will supernaturally provide food/manna to his people and/or make the bodies of his people to where they won’t even NEED any physical food/water but SPIRITUAL FOOD, only! Because all throughout the bible, God ALWAYS took care of his people in their time of need! ALWAYS! So why would he stop doing that, NOW, in what will soon come to be our critical time of need? Answer: HE WON’T!

But I got to make sure we get this, people. There is going to be AAAALLLLLLOOOOTTTTTT of pressure, when the times comes, for people to GET The Mark. If a person doesn’t get the Mark, they will be HATED and seen as a “bigot”. (I’m SERIOUS, folks!) Parents will likely be threatened to have their young children taken away from them if they don’t get The Mark. People will lose their job and/or their house. They will no longer be able to go to the bank or grocery store, or put gas in their car. People will LOOK DOWN on them and call them “deluded” and “crazy”. They might even turn them in to local “global authorities”. And at the very worst, they will even be rounded up and killed, for their REFUSAL to take the Mark of the Beast (which, in retrospect, is their refusal to WORSHIP the Beast).

However, many of a person’s neighbors, coworkers, friends, even family members WILL get The Mark. They will be HONORED to get The Mark. They will be PROUD of The Mark and really, truly believe they are a part of something, something positive. In fact, many “rewards” will come with getting the Mark of the Beast, such as financial, home and job security, etc. And many people, because of that, will think a person is “crazy” not to want the “temporal rewards” that COME with getting The Mark.

The Beast (the demander of the Mark) will even be transformed as “an angel of light” and have just about everyone fooled! The bible says THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD WILL MARVEL AFTER THE BEAST. Why? Because he will appear in a glorified, non-hideous form. What? Did you people think he was gonna appear as a scaly-like horned devil with a pitchfork? HA! He will appear in a glorified-type body, say he’s God, speak like God, look like God, try to act like God, but will NOT be God! Instead, he will look, sound and talk like God but speak directly AGAINST God! How? He will go AGAINST the bible and/or create a “revised bible” for everyone on the Earth to follow.

Think of the TV show “Lucifer”, for example. Think of how “good-looking” and “charming” they try to make him be on the show. That is because the dark side is PREPPING & PRECONDITIONING PEOPLE to ACCEPT the Beast when The Beast finally DOES show up on the Earth (and I’m not even kidding, people! I’m SERIOUS!)

But in fact, Satan has been pre-conditioning mankind to worship him ALL ALONG since the creation of “religion”, itself (specifically, world religions). But….a person in a religion other than Messianic Judaism/Biblical Christianity STILL has time to think/ponder, repent and come to the FULL KNOWLEDGE of the truth, right? Whereas, a person who takes Satan’s Mark/The Mark of the Beast does NOT.

Do you see where I’m going with this, folks? The Mark of the Beast is THE END GAME. For ONCE a person takes The Mark, their chance for Salvation in Christ is NO LONGER. And Satan’s been silently working behind the scenes to prep mankind for THE END GAME, ALL ALONG, ever since the VERY, VERY beginning of creation of mankind upon the Earth by God.

And just in case you need ONE last motivator to NOT get the Mark of the Beast, when it comes, here are some descriptors of what HELL AND/OR THE LAKE OF FIRE is like:

[And remember…..the fires of hell are NOT eternal….the fires of hell will be MERGED INTO the lake of fire near the end of the book of Revelation in the New Testament!]

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out” [Luke 13:28]

“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame” [Luke 16:24]

“And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh” [Isaiah 66:24]

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 14:11] 

[Okay, now for a small bit of GOOD NEWS, within this post…..144,000 people from the 12 tribes of Israel will be sealed with THE SEAL OF GOD ON THEIR FOREHEADS and will be supernaturally protected during the Great Tribulation (INCLUDING the time of The Mark of the Beast). So if you are of Jewish descent, be of good cheer. Perhaps you’ll be one of the 144,000 redeemed in the name of Jesus Christ (the true, BIBLICAL Jesus Christ) during this time!]

As for all the OTHER Earth’s inhabitants? It is MUCH better to REFUSE to get the Mark, then later have ETERNAL LIFE with Jesus Christ FOR ETERNITY, than to take The Mark, and end up ETERNALLY CONDEMNED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ALL ETERNITY!

Sadly, there’s even many PASTORS today who are claiming that Christians can take the Mark (in order to feed their families) and STILL be saved in the name of Jesus! SHAME ON THOSE PASTORS! THEY’RE LEADING MANY SOULS TO HELL/THE LAKE OF FIRE! (Including themselves, possibly). Many of them WON’T even preach about End Times or Bible Prophecy! Their churches are more like a “social” or “business” club. Sad. A VERY sad day in America, INDEED! ;( JUST WHAT **ARE** THOSE PASTORS PREPARING THEIR FLOCKS FOR? THE IMMEDIATE WRATH OF GOD? (I PRAY THEY SOON REPENT AND COME TO THE THEIR SENSES CAUSE THE LORD NEEDS THEM IN THESE HERE LAST DAYS, NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!!! THEY HAVE A PLATFORM TO REACH SO MANY…….AND YET….?) 😦  

Remember Esau in the Old Testament? He sold his ENTIRE BIRTHRIGHT for a “measly” BOWL OF SOUP! And that’s pretty much the SAME principle here, in the case of the Mark of the Beast. They’re basically selling their soul/their ETERNAL SPIRITUAL BIRTHRIGHT TO SALVATION for a “measly portion” (only in THIS CASE, the “measly portion” later sends a person to the ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE!) Must be SOME measly portion if a person is willing to rot and burn in the lake of fire FOR ETERNITY, huh? But then again, it’s more like a delicious looking piece of fruit. It looks SO ripe and luscious on the OUTSIDE. But on the INSIDE, it’s ROTTEN TO THE CORE…..only a person doesn’t realize it until it’s TOO LATE. And then guess what? In THIS theoretical example, the rotten core then BURNS THE PERSON ALIVE…..FOR ETERNITY! Some “fruit”, huh? 

And IN the lake of fire, IN the flames, they’re ALL going to curse the devil and yell, “YOU TRICKED ME! YOU LIED TO ME!” And ya know what? Amidst his OWN screams of pain in the flames, the devil’s gonna LAUGH at them! They’ll also be HYSTERICALLY SCREAMING out to Jesus Christ/Yeshua with something to the effect of: “JESUS! I WAS WRONG! SSSSAAVVEEEEE MMMEEEE!  I PROMISE I’LL BE DIFFERENT FROM NOW ON! PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE, LORD! PPLLLEEEEAASSSSSEEEEE!” but it’ll be too late…….For THEM, there will be NO.WAY.OUT. FOREVER. 

And THE MOST PAINFUL REALIZATION that they’ll ever have in the flames of torment is that THEY COULD’VE PREVENTED IT, HAD THEY LISTENED TO THE LORD’S PROPHETS AND READ/BELIEVED IN THE BIBLE AND SAUGHT OUT JESUS AT A PREVIOUS TIME IN THEIR LIVES ON EARTH WHILE HE COULD STILL BE FOUND!

But BECAUSE they REFUSED to read/believe in the bible, REFUSED to listen to the Lord’s prophets, REFUSED to truly repent (give up) their sins, and REFUSED to love and obey Jesus Christ (whilst they still had the chance, while living on Earth), they will be stuck, TORMENTED IN THE FLAMES OF THE LAKE OF FIRE & BRIMSTONE…..F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

 

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, oddly enough, ALL world religions are awaiting a “Messianic figure”. Muslims are awaiting the 12th Imam/the Madhi, Buddhists are awaiting on the 5th Buddha, Hindus are awaiting the reincarnation of Shiva/Kali, Orthodox Jews are awaiting on what they “think” is their Messiah, while Christians are awaiting the Anti-Christ. 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!] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Black Hebrew Movement”: Satan’s Deception

There’s a very dangerous movement going on around today that I will dub “The Black Hebrew Movement”. Basically, the “theology” of this movement believes that ALL Black and Native American people are the TRUE Israelites and that all OTHER people (especially “white people”), are “cursed” and can not be “redeemed” at all by God. But we KNOW from the bible that these claims are NOT TRUE! Let us examine……

Galatians 3:28 in the New Testament CLEARLY STATES the following: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus”. 

Translation? Jesus Christ/Yeshua is NOT a “respecter of races”. Race MATTERS NOT to Jesus/Yeshua. However, what DOES matter to him, according to the bible, is what’s inside the HEART of a person:

1 John 3: 15 states: “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” – Matthew 5:27-28

Translation? Whoever HATES someone (for ANY REASON) has committed murder of that person in their HEART and whomever looks after a woman to lust after her has ALSO committed sin IN THEIR HEART. Jesus HIMSELF has said so. That settles it. 

But…..biblical passages aside, let us think about this RATIONALLY……If ONLY Black/Native American people could be saved by Jesus (according to the “Black Hebrews”), why did Jesus die on the cross for ALL of mankind? And if RACE were the ONLY factor that could get a person “saved” in the name of Jesus, why does Galatians say that we (believers in Jesus) are ALL ONE in the name of Jesus?

They claim the bible has been “diluted”. But ya know what, folks? EVERY false religion and false religious “fringe group” out there makes that claim! Because that’s the only way they can get “followers”. But ya know what? In CREATING these false religions and false fringe groups, they are essentially CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR! I would sure hate to be THEM on Jesus’s Day of Judgement!!!!!!!!

He’ll ask them directly to their faces why they believed the way they did:

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” –Matthew 12:36

And just WHAT will that person SAY in response? “The white man is the devil?” 

Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

In other words, they think the “white man” is the devil but ON the Day of Judgement, they will discover that it was their OWN THINKING that CAME FROM the Devil HIMSELF! And by then, it will be too late for them, for THEY will BECOME the “cursed ones” sent to the Rev. 20:15 lake of fire. But……those of them that are wise enough to REPENT long before then, only THEY will be spared from the lake of fire/God’s Wrath. 

The Black Hebrew Movement? They have ALL been deceived by Satan and his demons. And most of them don’t even know it or realize it. Deception is POWERFUL. If a person is not TRULY grounded in the Word of God, they are EASILY deceived. Now…….to be fair……..have Black men been traditionally enslaved and taken advantage of by white people in the past? Yes, they have. And do they want some sort of “validation”? Sure. And I get that, to a certain degree, I really do. But that’s NO REASON to take the bible, twist it around to suit their own personal/political agenda, and then use that “agenda” to “hate the white man”. You can’t defeat hate WITH hate, it doesn’t work that way, and even Jesus himself said so!

Therefore, it would be MY prayer that these Black Hebrew Movement folks will WAKE UP before it’s too late and also that they’ll SOON realize that Jesus Christ is NOT a “respecter of race/persons”. For ANY soul (regardless of color) that loves and obeys Yeshua/Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul and mind qualifies to dwell with Christ FOR ETERNITY, someday.  

Even the book of Revelation ITSELF [Rev. 7: 9-17] states that people of MANY RACES **will** be dwelling with Christ for ETERNITY, someday:

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb’. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God, Saying, ‘Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen’. 

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes“.

 

 

Transgenderism: A Mental Illness

Transgenderism is just THE RAGE today, here in America. From books to television to movies to magazine covers……even in public policy debates, it’s EVERYWHERE……But is it “normal”, as the media would try to have us believe?

Down below, a former John Hopkins Psychiatrist-in-Chief CONFIRMS that “transgenderism” is A MENTAL ILLNESS:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

WHY is it a mental illness? According to Dr. Paul R. McHugh, it’s really no different than a person who suffers from disorders like “anorexia”, for example. With anorexia, the “perceived body condition” does NOT match the ACTUAL, biological condition of the body. And in many ways, transgenderism is really no different. A man who thinks he’s a woman or a woman who thinks she’s a man does NOT match the “biological REALITY”.

And like Dr. McHugh points out in the article, NO matter of surgery is going to change a person GENETICALLY……..ONLY cosmetically……and for those unfortunate souls that DO go through with “sex-reassignment surgery”, the suicide rate is 20 TIMES HIGHER than it is with non-transgender individuals.

Not to mention that Dr. McHugh ALSO notes that in young children who felt they “might” be transgender, 70-80% spontaneously LOST those feelings over time. Therefore, administering to young children (in general) hormone-blocking “therapies” before they’re fully developed is “close to child abuse”, like it or not. And while it may be “unintentional child abuse”, it is STILL “mental child abuse”, nonetheless. He calls transgenderism a “disorder of assumption”.

But sadly, instead of getting these poor gender-confused folks the psychological/mental help that they NEED, they are instead forced to believe by modern-day society that their “mental perceptions” are normal. But how can that BE? If a girl believes she’s a cat, should we allow her surgery to become more “cat-like?” Or if a man believes he’s a quadriplegic, should we then amputate FULLY HEALTHY LIMBS just to make his “false mental perception” happy?

There are indeed some VERY dangerous long-term implications of the “no gender” movement today. Look at Target, for example. If we erode gender, what’s next? Men can now enter into women’s facilities, PERIOD, they don’t even have to be DRESSED like a woman! Does that SCARE YOU? It SHOULD!

And Target is just the starting point! Soon, MANY public places will want in on the action of the “no gender” movement. I’m surprised and appalled at the number of people that aren’t even offended by such things! Don’t they KNOW and REALIZE just how “dangerous” it is? We are now living in a modern-day world that DENIES BIOLOGY! Boys are no longer allowed to be just boys, and girls are no longer allowed to be just girls. Scary, indeed!

Today’s younger generation is tomorrow’s future. And with the LGBT activists confusing kids at a very early age, it’s NO WONDER today’s kids are so “confused” about their gender identity where no such “confusion” should even exist!

This LGBT/No-Gender Movement is DESTROYING our kids, folks! As Jews and Christians, we need to fight back against the spiritual and moral onslaught. But we also need to realize THIS as well: It’s not just a mental and moral battle, here. It’s a SPIRITUAL ONE:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” – Ephesians 6:12

Many people don’t realize this, but individuals who believe they’re something that goes against their natural biology are NOT ONLY mentally deceived but SPIRITUALLY DECEIVED as well. Satan wants control of the hearts and minds of people. Why? Because he’s angry and knows his time is short.

Therefore, a person that hasn’t completely given their mind, heart, body and spirit to Jesus Christ/Yeshua are “easy pickins” for the devil. In fact, Satan’s demons have NO PROBLEM deceiving a person who isn’t right with Christ.

Note: If you do NOT believe in demons/demonic possession, check out the following video! It proves BEYOND A DOUBT that demons/demonic infestations are REAL! The people in the audience are just SCREAMING with sheer terror at the 4:05-4:26 mark! This is NO JOKE, folks! She is TRULY possessed and her tongue is GLUED to the microphone! Yes, glued…….in an unnatural/demonic manner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhuiPtNciI&w

However, WHEN a “Christian” or “Jewish” individual CLAIMS that they are LGBT and that “Jesus is okay with it“, you KNOW (as a true, biblical believer in Christ), that something’s not right. Because either they’re NOT truly saved in the name of Christ, or they’re a “plant” by the LGBT activist community to deceive Jews/Christians (sorry, but I just had to throw that one out there).

We now live in such a time where NOT ONLY is the LGBT activist community trying to legalize and/or legitimatize homosexuality at ALL levels (especially in gov’t) but also in a time where many of the LGBT “activists” will LIE/STOP AT NOTHING to achieve this goal. Let us examine the following cases:

1). Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/05/16/gay-pastor-admits-he-faked-homophobic-slur-on-whole-foods-cake/

2). Lesbian Activist’s Surprisingly Candid Speech: Gay Marriage Fight Is a ‘Lie’ to Destroy Marriage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lesbian-activist-surprisingly-candid-speech-gay-marriage-fight-144222847.html?ref=gs

3). Minister Set Fire To Own Home, Then Lied To FBI About Staged Hate Crime: Prosecutors

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/olander-cuthrell_n_4328484.html

4). Kyle Wood Assault ‘Unfounded,’ As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/kyle-wood-assault-gay-republican-wisconsin_n_2044888.html

5). Aimee Whitchurch And Christel Conklin, Parker Lesbian Couple, Face Charges After Police Say They Faked LGBT Hate Crime

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/aimee-whitchurch-and-chri_n_1526610.html

6). Quinn Matney, UNC Student, Allegedly Faked Hate Crime Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/12/quinn-matney-unc-student-_n_848372.html

7). 10 Times The Left Pushed Anti-LGBT Hoaxes

http://www.dailywire.com/news/5088/11-times-left-pushed-anti-lgbt-hoaxes-ben-shapiro

 

Sadly, the truth is that ALL individuals that participate in LGBT behavior or have LGBT type “thoughts” are under DEMONIC OPPRESSION. What does that mean in plain English, you may ask? It means that demonic SPIRITS are silently infiltrating that person’s mind, heart, body and spirit. Why? Because Satan’s goal is to kill, steal and destroy.

Look at marriage, for example. A union between a man and a woman where “natural procreation” occurs (if applicable). Satan HATES that. So he created “gay marriage”. Also take a look at the “Traditional Family” in God’s eyes: husband, wife and if applicable, children. Satan also hates THAT. So he created “gay adoption”. Basically, Satan hates whatever God designed! And he wants to PROFANE God’s design! So how does he does that, you may ask? Answer: TRANSGENDERISM!

As more and more people are waking up to the fact that homosexuality IS a mental illness/not biologically natural, Satan is angry and knows he must come up with an EVEN FURTHER MORALLY DEPRIVED APPROACH. So what better approach than the concept of “no gender/transgenderism”, right, folks? Because if you erase gender, WHAT ELSE IS LEFT? It’s just a wide-open question mark…….

What’s next? Will society start printing off textbooks that DENY BIOLOGY and spread full-out biological LIES? BEHAVIOR DOES NOT IDENTIFY BIOLOGY! REPEAT: BEHAVIOR DOES **NOT***, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, DETERMINE ACTUAL PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL REALITY!

A man can think he’s a woman or a woman can think she’s a man ALL DAY LONG but at the end of the day, a man is still a man and a woman is still a woman, I’m sorry to say. Not EVEN a sex change is going to change a person’s BIOLOGICAL REALITY!

Therefore, when a person “mentally believes” that they are the OPPOSITE biological gender that they were born as, is it NOT mental illness? And if it’s mental illness, then we, as a society, need to start treating it as one, instead of PROMOTING THEIR MENTAL DELUSIONS! I say that with love, folks. I really do.

PROMOTING their mental delusions does these poor gender-confused people NO GOOD. In fact, it only manages to FURTHER HARM THEM, emotionally, physically, mentally, SPIRITUALLY, **and** psychologically. Would we allow anorexics not to eat? Ofcourse not! So why should we, as a society, further allow gender-confused folks to have/suffer their delusions, when it can be cured through Jesus and psychological/mental therapy?

Because truth be told, ONLY Jesus Christ can set them free from such “delusions”. Jesus Christ can save ANYONE from ANYTHING. The problem though is that alot of people LACK FAITH. They lack faith that he has the POWER to change them. And so BECAUSE they lack faith that Jesus Christ has the power to change them from within, to their own natural/biological reality, they don’t even try. And that’s tragic.

The same goes for homosexuals. Some have claimed that they prayed to Jesus to change them and weren’t changed. But did they REALLY pray and have the faith that Jesus has the TRUE POWER to HEAL THEM? How much of “true faith” did they REALLY, truly have? And how much did they TRULY try to change?

Because truth be told, they have to make an EFFORT to change, as well. They can’t just make a half-hearted meager prayer “oh Lord, change me” and expect to be changed the next day. They also have to truly WANT to change and to put in the effort as well. Jesus Christ  must know that they’re SERIOUS about wanting to change, afterall.

Take a person who’s an alcoholic, for example. One night, they pray to Jesus to NOT be an alcoholic anymore “Lord, I don’t want to drink anymore” but then, they don’t really put any long-term effort into it the next day and on or think about ways in which they can CHANGE their drinking habits or stop, altogether (such as drinking soda instead of alcohol, etc.) Therefore, to Jesus, their prayer is “half-hearted” and “not honorable/humble enough”.

HOWEVER…….if an alcoholic is on his knees, crying, pouring out his heart to Jesus, saying “please Jesus, help me, Lord. I’ll do ANYTHING to stop drinking. I’ll attend AA meetings. I’ll do whatever you want. Just please help me to stop drinking” and then, the next morning, starts making an ACTIVE CHANGE in their life to try to stop drinking, Jesus Christ is going to HONOR that prayer.

So it is with transgender/homosexual individuals. If they start to make an ACTIVE CHANGE in their life while at the same time having the FAITH that Jesus CAN and WILL change them, their prayers will be answered, I guarantee it! And by active change, I mean LONG-TERM change. It doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process; a process of physical, mental AND spiritual transformation.

But yet, one of the problems today is that people make a “Jesus that they’re comfortable with”, such as “my Jesus would never do this or that”. But the PROBLEM with that, is that WHEN people themselves define what Jesus would or wouldn’t do (WITHOUT the bible as a moral measuring stick), what they then come up with (as a result) is an UNBIBLICAL JESUS. Therefore, if someone says “the Jesus I worship accepts ALL active homosexuals”, they’re sadly not worshiping the Jesus Christ of the bible but a different “Jesus”, altogether. 

And over time, the moral situation in this country (and around the world) is ONLY gonna get worse, folks! So be prepared. And once again, remember: 

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” – Ephesians 6:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As It Was In The Days of Noah”: Spiritual Probation is CLOSING!

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” 

Luke 17:26-30

Okay, so what is that passage saying? It’s saying (in a nutshell) that WHEN Jesus Christ soon returns to the Earth a SECOND TIME, he will be coming with GREAT POWER AND GLORY!

HOWEVER……his 2nd arrival to the Earth (in FULLY glorified spiritual form, arriving in the clouds of heaven) will catch MANY, MANY people “off-guard”, ESPECIALLY “Christians!” People, at THAT time, will be MUCH too absorbed with social media, pop culture, their Twitter/Facebook feeds, materialism/love for money, partying, sexing it up outside marriage, to be too concerned with the “signs” of his soon return.

Revelation 1:7 records that their reaction will be like THIS when Jesus returns:

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”

So in other words, IN that instantaneous moment when Jesus returns to Earth from WITHIN the clouds of heaven, the folks (especially “Christians”) that were too busy checking their Facebook, updating their Twitter feed, being obsessed with materialism, pop culture, videogames, partying, sexing it up outside of marriage, etc. will instantaneously REALIZE how “wrong” they were to:

A) NOT be concerned with Jesus Christ and the bible

B) NOT be concerned with the “signs” of his soon return and

C) NOT be concerned with their eternal salvation!

They will then realize that it’s TOO LATE for them and THEIR SOULS WILL MOURN/WAIL!

Jesus FURTHER goes on to describe the “mindset” of ALL people who “took no importance in Him or his divine words in the bible”:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” [Matthew 7:22]

And Jesus will RESPOND to them by saying, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”. [Matthew 7:23] OUCH!

They will ALSO ask him the fateful question(s): Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? [Matthew 25:44]

But again, Jesus will respond with: “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me” [Matthew 25:45]

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However, lets us go back and briefly touch on the days of Noah. What happened during that time in history? What did those days consist of?

We read about Noah in Genesis 5:28-9:29 [Old Testament, book of Genesis, Chapter 5, Verse 28, all the way through Chapter 9, verse 29]. In Genesis 6:2-3, we read about the fallen angels interbreeding with human women, with their offspring being called “The Nephilim”. The Nephilim were large “giants” who had “superhuman strength”. 

Genesis 6:5-7 further goes on to describe the “fallen state of man”: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

However, in Genesis 6:8-10, it becomes apparent that Noah is “set apart” in the site of the Lord. He is a “beacon of righteousness” in an unrighteous world:

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LordThese are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth”

Genesis 6:11-13 FURTHER goes on to say:

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” 

Genesis 6:17 is the “official decree” for the “global flood” to destroy all flesh (except Noah and his family):

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.”

The Lord further goes on to state to Noah in verse 18: “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee”

Translation? Noah and his family were the ONLY ONES that were “worthy enough” to escape God’s Wrath! 8 people TOTAL(And Note: They most recently found evidence of Noah’s Ark in Ankara, Turkey on top of Mount Ararat, as well as a city close by that was named “the city of 8 people” that is HIGHLY believed to be of that of Noah & his family!) 

We also find a parallel story of “redemption” with Lot, in Genesis, chapters 12-19. Lot was Abraham’s nephew. He lived with/near Abraham for SEVERAL years, until he finally moved to the “wicked city” of Sodom.

HOWEVER, because Abraham had prayed on BEHALF of his nephew Lot and because Abraham’s “righteousness” had obviously somewhat rubbed off on Lot, Lot had IMMEDIATELY invited the two angels to his house for a meal (when such “hospitality laws” were obviously forbidden in “wicked Sodom”), as the following verses in Genesis 19: 1-3 illustrate:

And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat”.

However, as the chapter further goes on, the men of Sodom were “sodomites” (where the word “sodomy” comes from). And they somehow found out that 2 male “guests” were staying at Lot’s “house”. They came outside the house and said the following:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them

Most biblical scholars believe that “we may know them” means “we may sodomize them/know them CARNALLY”.

Anyways, the chapter goes on to say that the angels blinded the men outside so that they could not find the doorknob to Lot’s house.

Verse 19:15 says, “And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city”.

The next morning, the cities were DESTROYED:

“The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” 

Translation? The Lord decided to spare Lot from the DESTRUCTION OF SODOM & GOMORRAH!

Therefore, both Noah and Lots are “archetypes”/”foreshadowings” of the “righteous ones” being REMOVED from God’s Wrath, AHEAD OF TIME!

And true, there’s many OTHER examples in the bible of God sparing his servants from wrath, but those seem to be the MAIN TWO EXAMPLES.

Many people talk about how CRUEL it was for God to destroy the whole world during the GLOBAL FLOOD of Noah’s time. However, many folks are forgetting that these people had 120 YEARS to repent (including the 7 days up until the Ark was sealed shut by Almighty God). But repent….they did NOT! So that is NOT God’s fault, people! They mocked Noah (a messenger of all righteousness) until the very, very end!

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.” [Genesis 7:16]

My impression from the bible is that RIGHT AFTER the Lord shut Noah in the Ark, it did NOT start raining until SEVEN DAYS AFTER!

“And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” [Genesis 7:10]

So just think about this for a moment. Luke 17:27 makes it ALL TOO CLEAR…..

“They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all”

They were likely dancing, rejoicing, singing, shouting, mocking and “celebrating” up until the day that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT!

THE MOMENT that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT, no man, woman or child was able to get inside! Imagine…….

And then, 7 days later, the RAINS BEGAN! I’m sure there was probably LOTS and LOTS of people who then tried to bang on the door to the Ark to try to get in. But the thing is, Noah couldn’t have let those people in even if he had wanted to! That’s the thing! And I’m sure by THAT point in time, many people were starting to wake up and REALIZE they were wrong! But by THEN, it was TOO LATE! And so what Jesus is saying in Luke 17: 27-30 is like how it was in the “Days of Noah”, RIGHT BEFORE THE FLOOD!

In other words, the “days of Noah” were like a PROTOTYPE of how the days “near the End” would BE! Look at society and the world today! People are getting married and “being given in marriage”, etc. Most people today don’t have a care in the world! And they have NO IDEA of the SPIRITUAL STORM that soon awaits them (that spiritual storm being GOD’S WRATH!)

People that talk about the bible, Jesus, salvation, bible prophecy, the End Times are, in most people’s eyes, are “just crazy”. So it was during the times of Noah! People called him “crazy”, a “lunatic”, etc. And THEN look what happened! The flood came and took them all away, the bible says!

In fact, SPIRITUAL BATTLE LINES are now being drawn. Which side will God/Jesus peg you on? Will he place you in the “Ark” of HIS Salvation and HIS Righteousness, or will he CLOSE OFF His Salvation and His Righteousness completely FROM you? 

Here, THIS GUY explains it best:

 

 

 

 

When Sin OVERWHELMS You……

DEALING with the deep, dark cloud of spiritual darkness/oppression when feeling OVERCOME BY SIN can leave a person with:

  • Depression
  • FEAR
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • A diminished sense of self-worth
  • A lack of faith
  • A sense of hopelessness, as in, “I am without hope” and “I just can’t seem to do ANYTHING right”
  • Pessimistic thoughts about their life and/or the future
  • Trouble sleeping at night
  • Increased appetite or lack of it
  • Chronic abdominal, back and/or stomach pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Feeling tired/restless/physically exhausted all the time
  • Anger and/or Resentment
  • A lack of motivation
  • STRESS
  • Feelings of hatred/judgement towards others and/or Jesus Christ HIMSELF
  • Severe jealousy and/or sense of “entitlement”
  • Feelings of UNWORTHINESS and/or feelings of being UNWORTHY FOR FORGIVENESS BY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST
  • ETC.

Consequently, when sin begins to OVERWHELM US, it’s usually a sign of an underlying spiritual problem:

  • Are we (secretly) mad at Yeshua/Jesus, about something or someone in our lives?
  • Are we jealous of what someone else has?
  • Have we not forgiven someone who’s hurt us in some way, shape or form?
  • Are we blaming Jesus/Yeshua for all the problems in our life?
  • Are we overcome by depression, fear, anxiety, hate and/or despair over the soon-failing economy/the aggressive trans/LGBT/abortion Agenda, etc?
  • Have we become “complacent” in our fight against abortion/the abortion “agenda”?
  • Do we harbor hatred/resentment towards any one person or any group of people (for ANY reason?)
  • Do we fear spreading Jesus’s gospel, for fear of what others might think of us?
  • Have we gotten to the point where we just HATE people (in general), due to what “mankind” has become recently?
  • Have we become SO addicted to something (be it food, drugs, sex, alcohol) that we don’t know how to stop and are BLAMING JESUS for it?
  • Do we ever (secretly) think to ourselves thoughts such as: “There’s no way in HECK Jesus would let ME into the city of New Jerusalem someday, my sins are just MUCH too great” and/or “There’s no way in HECK the Lord’s prophets suffered the same fears/anxieties/turmoils that WE do, TODAY“, etc.?
  • Have we just plain flat-out lost hope and given up on life (in general?)

You might think that NO Old OR New Testament prophets ever struggled with the above emotions but you’re wrong! King David was known (at times) to be in GREAT DESPAIR (over his sins!) This is evidenced in Psalm 69:

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my GodThey that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away” (Psalm 69: 1-4)

And then there was also Jeremiah (also known as “The Weeping Prophet”):

“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed” (Lamentations 1:16)

Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death. They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me” (Lamentations 1:20-21)

And let us also not forget Elijah, who FLED FOR HIS LIFE!

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. 

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19: 1-4)

Therefore, David DESPAIRED, Jeremiah WEEPED and Elijah FEARED! They were all HUMAN, just like you and me! And truth be told, NONE of the Lord’s Old/New Testament prophets and/or Old Testament Kings were perfect, for even THEY made mistakes! However, nearly ALL of them (with the exception of King Saul & a few others) repented and came back to the Lord!

In fact, the bible calls David “a man after God’s own heart”. What does that MEAN in plain English, some might ask? It means that David was in despair, not just because of the “hurt” that his sin caused to others as well as himself but also because of the “hurt” he knew he had caused to GOD’S VERY OWN HEART!

Many of us, when we sin, are sorry for our sin afterwards, because of the hurt that it caused US. But not many people are upset over their sin due to the hurt it has caused GOD HIMSELF! Just think of how our hearts are “troubled” the MOMENT we see, for example, our small child or young niece/nephew SEVERELY MISBEHAVING in a busy restaurant, for example. Why are our hearts troubled? Because our “child” is disobeying us. So it is with God. His heart is GREATLY GRIEVED/TROUBLED whenever we “sin”.

And in alot of ways, sin is like a plumbing system. Ignore a little here and there, and soon it becomes a BIG PROBLEM. And ignore a BIG PROBLEM for too long and soon it becomes a VERY BIG PROBLEM and so on and so forth. And just like a plumbing system requires “regular maintenance” to maintain its vitality, so does God require “regular spiritual check-ups” to maintain our SPIRITUAL VITALITY [in this case, the “regular spiritual check-ups” being repentance for sin, prayer, praise & giving thanks]. 

Yet, it’s easy to fall into a sense of hopelessness every once in awhile. You struggle with ONE sin (addiction to food, etc.). And then, if you don’t get a handle on it soon in the name of the Lord, you then quickly develop ANOTHER perpetual sin (addiction to alcohol, etc.) and so on and so forth. And until you get this thing in check, it’s gonna keep going and going (just like the Energizer Bunny – for those who’ve ever seen that commercial, that is). And the more “sin” piles up on your “soul plate”, the harder and harder it’s gonna be to overcome it all! (Believe me, I’ve been there before, folks! I KNOW how it is!)

And it’s SO easy to feel hopeless about something. Yet, it’s SO difficult to have FAITH when it comes to certain sins and situations. But the first step to OVERCOMING SIN is to RECOGNIZE SIN. Sometimes, a person doesn’t even REALIZE that something’s a sin, until the Holy Spirit convicts them of that “sin”.

And then after you RECOGNIZE the sin or sins, CRY OUT TO ALMIGHTY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST ABOUT THEM! TELL him how much you’re struggling with said sin/sins. TELL him how BADLY you want to overcome them! TELL him how little faith you have and PRAY for more faith! He will ANSWER you and he will HEAR you, MARK MY WORDS! And then REPENT of that sin/those sins. I know it’s hard and that it sometimes doesn’t happen overnight. I know and realize that it’s a PROCESS. But still. If you want to overcome a sin or sins, you MUST try to give it all to God!

Just pray the following prayer:

“Lord, I’m overwhelmed by SIN in my life! I feel hopeless and helpless. I feel like it’s a pointless battle. I’m not even sure if I’ll even be ABLE to overcome these sins on my own. Please help me, O Lord! Please cleanse my mind, heart, body and spirit! Please help me overcome my sin(s) at any and all costs! Please give me FULL faith in YOU and IN your ability to deliver me from said sin(s). Please teach me the biblical alternatives TO my sin(s), while also taking AWAY the sin’s(s) appeal, so that the sin(s) in question WILL NO LONGER BE APPEALING TO ME! I thank you Lord, for helping me overcome this! You are my only hope in the universe and I trust you to deliver me out of “said sin’s” hands! I say this in Almighty Yeshua’s/Jesus’s name! Amen”.

And don’t just PRAY that prayer. BELIEVE IT. Keep praying that prayer as many times as you have to until you can get to the point where you FULLY believe it, having 100% faith that it’ll come to pass and BELIEVE ME, folks, the Lord will help you overcome that sin! But you have to WANT deliverance from that sin…REALLY, TRULY want it! Because remember that Jesus won’t answer “half-hearted” prayers. He ONLY answers prayers that are spoken with 100% humility & faith! 

And just know THIS: Whatever it is you’re struggling with, and whatever it is you’re going through, YOU’RE NOT ALONE, plus there’s nothing too big that Jesus can’t handle! You might think or FEEL you’re “without hope” but as long as you got breath in your lungs, there’s hope!

And if there’s SEVERAL sins you’re struggling with all at once, write them down! Make a list! Also make a list about ways you can overcome those sins! Then make a personal prayer about each one on your list! And remember what was spoken of in Matthew 19:26: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Translation? We can NOT overcome our “sin” on our OWN or by our OWN merit, BUT…..with God’s help, WE CAN…….for, in his great heavenly name, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! 😉 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord Is My Joy & My Salvation! ;)

I can think back on the most happiest moment of MY LIFE! It was when I very first met Jesus Christ for the VERY first time in my life (during a NDE) with NO previous knowledge of him! 😉 

Whenever I look nowadays at the pool steps and look at the very place where he once sat (during my NDE), my soul starts to cry emotional tears of joy and I start to get all joyfully emotional! I can’t help it! 

I think of my life BEFORE Yeshua/Jesus Christ came to rescue me from death that day (in more ways than one) and it seems like my life prior to him was pretty pointless. And then I think about my life AFTER meeting Jesus Christ/Yeshua during my near-death experience and how EXCITING and FULFILLING it was, KNOWING that a) there was a God and that b) that same almighty God really, truly cared about me, no matter what! 😉 I can’t even BEGIN to describe what that feeling is like!

I remember the swimming pool water being extremely cold that day, especially at the point in time when he told me to dunk myself under so he could “baptize me in his great, heavenly name!” I remember the feeling of JOY, ELATION, ESTASTICNESS, PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, HEALING, JUBILATION that came over me as soon as I came back up to the surface of the water! It was the best feeling that my soul has EVER experienced in all its existence!

And when I READ the bible, ESPECIALLY the New Testament, I think to myself with amazement and wonder: “Wow! That is THE JESUS that descended down out of heaven to come save me that day! That is THE JESUS who sat me in his lap and giggled when he splashed water on me! That is THE JESUS who warned me of the End Times and his almighty Judgement! That is THE JESUS who told me I had a pure heart and a dizzying intellect!” And I sometimes feel emotionally overwhelmed. I’ve been known to CRY (emotional tears of jubilation and JOY) when I read certain bible passages about him or spoken directly FROM him!

Though at times in my life I’ve gone through some bad things, and/or have felt extremely anxious and depressed, the Lord Jesus Christ has ALWAYS been there to see me through! Plus (get this!), he EVEN has a SENSE OF HUMOR! I kid you not! Let me share with you one of THE MOST FUNNIEST things he’s ever done:

It was Spring Break 2003. Me and my bestfriend Sarah were heading off to Arizona and New Mexico to see the sites. We drove through severe rain in southern Arizona and by the time we hit Northern Arizona, it was severe blizzard-like conditions. Well, to be quite frank, I was getting quite BORED with the “traditional prayer format” of “Dear Lord, I need this or that. Help me please, Amen”.

So I turned to Sarah and said Hey dude, I got an idea! and started giggling. She was wondering what was up. I then help up a “pretend CB radio with my right hand” while driving and said into the pretend CB radio: “Eagle 1, Eagle 1, this is Eagle 2, over. We need some major help down here. We’re caught in a really bad snow storm right now and there’s about 15 cars or more on the side of the road and we don’t want to become one of them, over”.

I sensed nothing in response so far. So again, I help up my pretend CB-radio in my right hand while driving and said: “Eagle 1, eagle 1, can you hear me, over? 10/4, 10/4, We REALLY, REALLY need your help right now, Eagle 1, I’m dead serious! Do you copy, over?” and just then, Sarah and I heard “static crackle” at what sounded like an ACTUAL CB radio come out of the car’s radio system, along with the audible words: Stop worrying, eagle 2! Help’s on the way, LOOK BEHIND YOU – OVER“. Sarah and I just looked at each other and both said at the same time, “Is that an ACTUAL CB radio? How did they hear us? Weird…?”

Not long after that, Sarah and I noticed a small U-haul truck coming up in the right-hand lane off to our right. And then, all of a sudden, Sarah said, “Dude, I think you’re supposed to get behind the U-haul truck with their emergency flashers on”. So I quickly got in the right lane and we got behind the small U-haul truck.

And then…..Sarah started giggling. I said, “what’s so funny?” She said, “look at where they’re from!” Their license plate said “Washington”.  Washington was the 1ST PRESIDENT of the U.S. and the Eagle is our National U.S. symbol, THUS, “Eagle 1”! 😉 Therefore, the Lord NOT ONLY gave us an actual CB radio response IN RESPONSE to my pretend CB-radio prayer, but he also HUMORED us a bit in the ANSWERING of the prayer! 😉 Hehehe

But that’s just one of MANY instances where the Lord displayed his sense of humor to me! Another time the Lord displayed his sense of humor is when I was at work, and I was carrying a small metal pan. And about 30 seconds after my crush walked by, something made me “drop” the pan on the floor (that I had had a VERY firm grip on) and it made a BOOMING LOUD CLANG (which made my crush look back and laugh) and I could FEEL the Lord LAUGHING at me and the embarrassed look on my face! Though I could tell it was “affectionate/teasing” type laughter and not the cruel kind. hahaha 😉 

The Lord has ALSO done things where he silently encouraged me to go talk to this person or that person (who ended up being some of the very best friends of my life!) He’s been there for me through thick and thin! When I am smiling, HE is smiling! And when I am crying, I can sense that HE is crying, too! Which makes sense, considering that the bible says that it’s not his will that ANY should perish! 

Before Jesus came into my life, I was nothing, I was no-one! But IN him, I am everything, I am SOMEONE! Apart from him, I can do NOTHING! But WITH him, I can do ANYTHING! He’s helped me overcome my anxiety on certain things and my soda pop addition, etc. (some things I thought I’d NEVER break free from!) He’s helped to humble me and to correct me when I need correcting! He’s enlightened me and taught me SO many things about what his word IS and what it isn’t!

He’s taken the spiritual blinders off my eyes and has now shown me his full gospel IN FULL! He’s given me strength when I was depressed, downtrodden, anxious, alone or angry! He’s helped me to overcome the most difficult of situations and people! He’s grabbed me out of Satan’s grasp more than once! He will ALWAYS be there to listen to me whenever I have a problem, struggle or question about something! Basically, he’s the best thing that EVER happened to me in this life and apart from him, I WOULD have no reason for being! I am ALIVE today because of HIM! I am forgiven of all my sins because of HIM and the spiritual sacrifice he made for ALL of mankind! And someday, I’ll get to live with him FOREVERMORE! 

The Lord is MY JOY & MY SALVATION! 😉