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Is Jesus In YOUR Diet?

There’s TWO types of diets in this world: physical and spiritual. Jesus knows we all have need of physical food:

 

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat” – Genesis 1:29

 

“And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them” – Genesis 6:21

 

As well as spiritual food:

 

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

 

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” – Matthew 4:4

 

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread [spiritual bread of Jesus Christ] shall live for ever” – John 6:57-58

 

Conclusion? We need both physical AND spiritual food in order to survive in the “temporal world”, though spiritual food in Jesus (The Word of God) is the ONLY type of food that’ll help us ETERNALLY SURVIVE in the “eternal world”. Make sense, folks? (Though I suppose it’s also possible for spiritual food to also help a person [temporally?] survive if NO physical food is available?)

 

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s ” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

Translation? Our bodies are our temples where the Holy Ghost is supposed to reside. So think about that. Let that sink in for just a bit. And think about what you put into your body on a daily basis.

 

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” – Romans 12:1

 

Many Christians today don’t stop to think about WHAT they’re putting into their bodies on a daily basis or rather or not those things will help or harm them (i.e. cigarettes, liquor, painkillers, sugar, trans fat, etc.) They see physical food and beverages as a sort’ve: “How will this benefit ME/MY taste-buds?”, instead of “How will this benefit my body/spiritual health, overall?”

And hey, even I myself have been guilty of that more times than I can count! Though I don’t smoke or drink any hard liquor, I’ve oftentimes been guilty of purchasing food/beverages based on how it would benefit ME/my taste-buds, instead of how it would benefit my body/long-term physical health as a WHOLE!

And believe it or not, Jesus has really been getting on me lately about my “diet” (both physical and spiritual). We have to try to maintain a natural balance of BOTH! For (outside of fasting), what good is it if you build up your spiritual diet but then COMPLETELY neglect your physical one (i.e. by starving yourself completely, eating really, really fattening foods, etc.?)

Just like what does it benefit you to neglect your spiritual diet but then bolster up your physical one? (i.e. you can eat all the fruits and veggies in the world and drink the most healthiest kale smoothies ever, but if you neglect your spiritual diet in the process, it is of no SPIRITUAL gain to you!)

When I go back through the pages of Holy Writ (the bible), I notice several dietary patterns among God’s people:

 

  • In Genesis 1:29, we’re told that Adam & Eve (the very first man and woman, created by God) ate a diet primarily of fruits and vegetables.

  • In Genesis 3:19bread is mentioned!

  • Genesis 9:3-4 alludes to eating fruits, vegetables AND fully-cooked meat

  • In Genesis 18:5-8, we’re told that Abraham fetches bread and that he has Sarah make “cakes” upon the hearth & also that Abraham fetched a tender calf and dressed it (cooked & seasoned it?), along with butter and milk.

  • Genesis 19:3 mentions Unleavened Bread!

  • Genesis 25:30 & 34 describe a pot of (red) lentils with bread (& water?)

  • Genesis 27:7 mentions venison & “savory meat“.

  • Genesis 42:1-3 mentions CORN!

  • Genesis 43:11 records Jacob sending fruits, balm, honey, spices, myrrh, nuts & almonds with his sons to Egypt, to go buy food.

 

Note: that was all a PRE-EGYPT DIET! But during their time in Egypt & AFTER Egypt, here’s some items that were ADDED to the biblical diet:

 

  • Numbers 6:3 mentions grapes AND “grape juice

  • Numbers 11:5 mentions fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions & garlic (while still in Egypt)

  • Numbers 11:7 mentions manna & coriander (post-Egypt)

  • Numbers 11:32 mentions quail

  • Numbers 13:23 mentions GRAPES, pomegranates, & figs

  • Numbers 14:8 mentions milk & honey

  • Numbers 18:12 mentions oil, wheat & first-fruits

  • Exodus 12:8 mentions roasted lamb & bitter herbs (along with unleavened bread)

  • Exodus 30:22 mentions sweet cinnamon & calamus (Verse 24 mentions cassia but not sure if that’s an edible delicacy or not!)

  • Job 6:6 mentions EGGS & SALT

  • Job 10:10 mentions milk & curdled cheese (cottage cheese?)

  • Ezekiel 4:9 mentions wheat, barley, beans, millet, & spelt

  • 2 Kings 4:39 mentions GOURDS

  • Isaiah 17:6 mentions OLIVES

  • Amos 7:14 mentions sycamore fruit (wild figs?)

  • Song of Solomon 2:5 mentions flagons (?) and APPLES!

  • Matthew 13:31 mentions mustard/mustard seed

  • Matthew 23:23 mentions mint, anise & cumin

  • Mark 1:6 mentions locusts & wild honey

 

Conclusion? The Lord’s people (though they occasionally consumed roasted meat) tended (overall –  as a collective whole?) to mostly just stick with FISH, GRAINS, BEANS/LENTILS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, SPICES & HERBS! (Atleast that’s how it appears in the bible, anyways!) So believe me, we can all learn ALOT from that! (Especially ME! haha).

Many people don’t realize this but there is actually a SPIRITUAL component to diet! (Yes! It’s true!) We know from the very beginning of the Garden of Eden that Satan loves to have his COUNTERFEITS! Therefore, God designed healthy, organic NATURAL food in the Garden of Eden, right?

But Satan came along and (over the years) designed food that’s very, very BAD for our health (i.e. food with high sugar, sodium & trans-fat content, etc.!) Satan’s latest food design is “G.M.O.s”, which stands for Genetically Modified Organisms! Therefore, if you SEE on the package/packaging: “Made with genetically-modified/partially genetically-modified ingredients/engineering”, DON’T CONSUME IT! Enough said!

Alot of health gurus today claim that eating “unhealthy food and/or fast food” every great once in awhile (in moderation) isn’t too bad for us. Yet, what happens GENETICALLY when we consume unhealthy food? The “fat” from that food CLINGS around/onto our organs! (I bet alot of people didn’t know that……heck, even I myself didn’t know that, until most recently!)

That’s why, when we consume massive amounts of unhealthy food, we start to feel “bloated” and the fat just “clings” to our bodies (both inside and out!) And when trying to lose weight, the last 20 lbs. are THE HARDEST to lose! Why? Because it’s really hard to get that fat clinging onto our organs to LEAVE!

Yet let me take this one step further: Is it possible that the “fat” clinging onto our life-giving organs is actually “sin” in disguise? Let me elaborate on this. WHEN we (perpetually) eat unhealthy food, we are no doubt catering to the flesh, our “own” desires, am I right? So as “punishment”, that “sin” clings to us/our bodies in the form of “fat”. And UNTIL we repent of the “sin” of gluttony/unhealthy eating by changing our diet/lifestyle (outside of special medical conditions where people TRULY can’t manage their weight), that “fat” is no doubt gonna STAY THERE!

It sounds SO EASY, yet, DIET is one of THE HARDEST things to overcome! (Believe me, I know!) It takes strong will-power and DISCIPLINE to push through it (a healthy diet, that is!) It takes dedication and a TRUE desire to change! It’s SO hard though to eat healthy when we’re CONSTANTLY bombarded with newspaper/online/radio fast food ads & commercials, when some of the people around us aren’t eating healthy, when “bad food” is SO much cheaper at the grocery store than healthy food and “tastes” SO much better, when there’s a McDonald’s or Sonic at almost every corner, etc!

However, let me be honest in saying that I’ve struggled with my diet for several years of my life! At age 25, I had a near-death experience where I almost died of a massive heart attack. I talk about that experience in my page entitled: “My Additional Near-Death Experiences”. At the time, I thought I had had a heart attack due to not hardly eating anything that day. But then I was “informed” that it was in fact the TYPE of food I was consuming that almost did me in! Trans-fat, artery-clogging food (Gardetto’s snack mix). Since then, I’ve tried to severely LIMIT any junk food in my diet (though from time to time, I still struggle with it, sometimes!)

But yet, the question that never fails to leave me is this: why does junk food taste SO GOOD and why does healthy food (overall) tend to taste SO BLAND? The answer lies in SPIRITUAL WARFARE *and* in science! In fact, I most recently read a news article that claimed that experts found that sugar is 8 times more addicting than cocaine! (8 Times! Can you BELIEVE it?)

Though to be sure, it didn’t really surprise me. Because the physiological effects are likely the same: A person who’s addicted to sugar craves it like nobody’s business, feels “physically ill” and/or “highly irritated” when they don’t get any, and also becomes more and more addicted to it (over time), which oddly enough, only manages to make them feel EVEN MORE “lethargic”/”hazy-minded”.

Therefore, the body getting addicted to sugar (through dopamine receptors) is the SCIENCE part of it. Yet, what is the SPIRITUAL WARFARE part of it, you may be wondering?

Think back to a time most recently when you were at the grocery store. And as you walked by the fresh-smelling bakery department, how many of you were tempted to buy some cakes, cookies or brownies? Or as you browsed through the frozen section, how many of you were tempted to buy onion rings, steak fries, or fattening frozen dinners?

Or how many of you have been tempted to order a pizza or grab a burger or taco from a fast-food joint? Be honest! When there’s a “temptation” to eat junk food/unhealthy food, Satan’s not far behind! Honestly! And alot of people don’t realize that SATAN & his demons are the ones TEMPTING PEOPLE to BUY UNHEALTHY FOOD/BEVERAGES!!!!!!!!

Unhealthy food is not only BAD for our physical mind, heart and body, it is also BAD for our SOULS! (Trust me, Jesus taught me that, most recently!) Why? Because we oftentimes consume it in “greed”……..in “lust” of the flesh………We tend to consume of it much more than what is necessary………and even start to think about when we are going to next consume even more of it at a future date (am I right?) And not only that, but our bodies become so addicted to it, that we start to get physically ill if we don’t consume it for awhile. And in turn, our SOULS become ill, as well!

“Whose end is destruction, WHOSE GOD IS THEIR BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” – Philippians 3:19

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play” – 1 Corinthians 10:7

 

“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite” – Proverbs 23:2

 

“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags” – Proverbs 23: 20-21

 

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make NOT provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” – Romans 13:14

 

“So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; They were not estranged from their LUST. But while their meat was yet in their mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel” – Psalm 78: 29-31

 

Translation? Gluttony is a SIN! It is likened in the Lord’s eyes to IDOLATRY! And idolatry, as we know from the bible, spiritually equates to “worshiping other gods” (rather that god be money, food, OURSELVES or whatever have ya). Many people today “laugh” at the sin of gluttony and don’t take it seriously BUT THEY DO SO AT THEIR **OWN SPIRITUAL PERIL!**

Although most dietary experts agree that humans “need” sugar in their diets (6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men, MAX!), it’s the over-consumption of it that becomes a big problem! When our bodies and taste buds get so used to sugar and fried foods, that’s what makes healthy foods then taste so “bland” to us.

However…..if we start to severely limit sugar intake and wean ourselves OFF to it, we can get rid of the sugar addiction that’s overtaken us! But beware: As soon as you get rid of the sugar and fried food addiction in your life, Satan & his demons will come back at you like there’s no tomorrow, tempting you with whatever junk foods they possibly can! (I’m SERIOUS on this, folks!) Trust me, they don’t call it SPIRITUAL WARFARE for nothing!

However, in order for healthy food to be good for our mind, heart, body AND soul, one must “give thanks” before consuming food! That’s what the Jews of Old did, back in bible times and I think alot of people FORGET to say “grace” before meals. (Even I myself forget oftentimes!) It’s something that I’ve REALLY been trying to remember to do from now on! For ONLY by the Lord’s good graces are we able to purchase/make a meal every day, am I right?

Theoretically, the world economy could crash tomorrow and all accounts might freeze up. Therefore, we should be thankful for every meal. Although I DO think it would be kind of weird to “give thanks” for an unhealthy meal! Because that unhealthy meal’s gonna later wreck havoc on your body, heart, soul and MIND! (Yes, even the mind!) Research has most recently discovered how too much sugar affects “the mind” (and trust me folks, the news on that is not good!)

On the other hand, research has consistently shown over the years (oddly enough) that all the foods mentioned in the bible (save for the ones that were CONDEMNED in the bible) are actually BENEFICIAL to our health! (See? Jesus really DID know what he was doing, all along, when he commanded his people to eat healthy!)

And not only that, but the foods God condemned in the bible? (Such as PORK?) Today, science has proven them to be some of THE MOST unhealthy foods! (Not to mention that people have actually DIED these days from shellfish poisoning!) So it just goes to show ya! Jesus Christ knows (and has ALWAYS known) what He was doing! So when it comes to your diet…….TRUST JESUS, not fellow mankind!!!!!!!!! That’s what I mean by the question: “Is Jesus in YOUR diet?”

So again, for your benefit, I will re-list all the biblical foods listed up above and also state WHY they are beneficial to one’s health [and again, this is by no means an exhaustive list, there’s probably some biblical foods I missed in the listing]:

 

  • Fruits – Rich in vitamins & minerals, help you feel energized

  • Vegetables – Rich in vitamins & minerals, help you feel full

  • Bread (Whole Grain/Non-refined/Non-bleached) – Contains fiber, vitamin B & minerals

  • Wheat/Grains – Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein & fiber & reduces risk of heart disease/stroke/obesity/diabetes/chronic inflammation/constipation/cancer, etc.

  • Beans/Lentils – Low in fat, heart-healthy, protein-packed, fiber-packed, contains antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, lowers blood sugar/heart attack risk, etc.

  • Meat (NON-PORK) – A). Grass-fed beef is high in protein & vitamins A, B, C & E & beta carotene while B). Bison meat is an excellent source of lean protein with less calories & fat than beef. C). Chicken is high in protein, rich in vitamin & minerals & helps prevent migraine, heart disease, gray hair, cholesterol & diabetes. D). Turkey is high in protein, contains many vitamins & minerals and helps to boost immunity, etc.

  • Milk – Contains vitamin D, helps maintain strong teeth & bones

  • Butter – (In Moderation) – Rich in fat-soluable vitamins, contains alot of healthy saturated fats, lowers heart attack risk, etc.

  • Unleavened Bread – healthy calories, a good source of fiber, rich in B vitamins, & helps you fight free radicals, etc.

  • Corn – Rich in vitamin E & vitamin B constituents, pantothenic acid, prevents cancer & anemia, protects your heart, lowers LDL cholesterol, etc.

  • Honey – (Raw/Unfiltered) – Good source of antioxidants, antibacterial & antifungal properties, heals wounds, helps digestive issues, soothes a sore throat, etc.

  • Spices – (as a whole) – help with inflammation, fight off free radicals, boost the immune system, helps with weight loss, helps to keep the mind sharp, etc.

  • Herbs – (as a whole) – Contain protective polyphenols that contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects, promotes heart health, reduces cholesterol, etc.

  • Nuts – packed with protein, contains mono & polyunsatured fats (i.e. healthy fats), loaded with antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, can help you lose weight, lowers your cholesterol, reduces inflammation, high in fiber, reduces heart attack risk, etc.

  • Almonds – contains fiber & protein, reduces blood pressure & cholesterol, etc.

  • Olives – Good source of iron, anti-inflammatory, reduces free radicals, good for eye health, helps with digestive health, good for skin & hair health, etc.

  • Grapes – Good source of fiber & potassium, RICH in antioxidants, etc.

  • Fish (Wild-caught) – Rich in heart-healthy/anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins & minerals

  • Cucumbers – Good source of fiber, rich in vitamins & minerals, good for your heart

  • Melons – High in water content, excellent source of potassium & vitamin C

  • Gourds – Contains vitamins & minerals, immunity booster, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, strenghtens bones, protects eyesight, maintains heart health, builds muscle, promotes healthy digestion, etc.

  • Leeks – Fiber-packed, contains vitamin & minerals, antioxidants, etc.

  • Onion – Packed with vitamin C, good for heart health, anti-inflammatory, reduces risk of cancer, boosts immune health, reduces blood sugar, etc.

  • Garlic – Packed with fiber, vitamins & minerals, can help combat the common cold, reduces blood pressure, low in calories, helps heart health, etc.

  • Coriander – promotes healthy bones, reduces cholesterol & high blood pressure, etc.

  • Figs/Dates – Fiber-packed, good source of vitamins & minerals, etc.

  • Pomegranates – Fiber-packed, rich in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, etc

  • Oil (Olive Oil) – Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, protects against heart disease, anti-cancer properties, may help fight Alzheimer’s Disease, etc.

  • Roasted lamb – rich in vitamin B12, protein & minerals

  • Cinnamon – high source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, protects the heart, etc.

  • Eggs – (In moderation) – High in protein, contains vitamins & minerals, raise HDL (“the good cholesterol”)

  • Salt – (In moderation) – Contains idoine & minerals; help with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

  • Cottage Cheese – Rich in protein, vitamins & minerals, etc.

  • Apples[“An apple a day TRULY DOES keeps the doctor away”] – Extremely rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, treats anemia, etc.

  • Mustard – Fiber-packed, antioxidants, high in vitamin K & vitamin C, etc.

  • Mint – Treats asthma, reduces depression & fatigue, treats nausea & headache, etc.

  • Anise – Helps treat asthma, bronchital cough, nausea, indigestion, etc.

  • Cumin – Iron-packed, boosts immune system, helps with respiratory disorders, etc.

  • WATER – Hydrates the body, helps with weight loss, keeps cells running smoothly & in optimal health, good for skin, face & hair health, helps a person sleep at night, helps wash away fat that clings to heart/organs, etc. 

  • ETC.

 

For more about Bible foods including traditional Bible feast recipes, check out A Biblical Feast by Kitty Morse. Also check out the following:

 

 

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HE IS RISEN!!! :-)

The whole entire CORE of Christianity rests on rather or not Jesus rose from the dead! Well, SEVERAL sources (both Christian and non-Christian) say he DID:

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

**SEVERAL Eyewitness Accounts**

  1. Mary Magdalene saw Him on the morning following the Sabbath (John 20:14-18, Mark 16:19).

  2. The other Mary (mother of Jesus?) – along with Mary Magdalene – ALSO saw him (Matthew 28:9-10).

  3. He appeared to Peter (1 Corinthians 15:5).

  4. He revealed Himself to His brother James (1 Corinthians 15:7).

  5. Two disciples on the road saw Him in the afternoon (Luke 24:13-40, Mark 16:12-13).

  6. In the evening, He came to the eleven remaining disciples (minus Thomas) as they met in the Upper Room (John 20:19-23, Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-49).

  7. He appeared in Galilee to a gathering of more than five hundred followers (1 Corinthians 15:6).

  8. He came again to the Eleven eight days later + Thomas (making it 12) —that is, eight days later (John 20:26-31).

  9. After His disciples returned to Galilee, seven of them met Him on the shore of the sea (John 21:1-22).

  10. ETC.

And think about it, folks….Specifically #7! A delusion is something that ONE person usually sees. So just how common would it be for 500 people ALL AT ONCE to see a “delusion?” Answer: It wouldn’t be, so that’s how we know that what those 500 people saw was AUTHENTIC and REAL!

Plus….not to mention…..ALL of Jesus’s disciples (minus Judas Iscariot, who ofcourse committed suicide) + Matthias died a death of MARTYRDOM! So why would a large group of people WILLINGLY suffer persecution, torchure, imprisonment and/or DEATH for a LIE? Answer: They wouldn’t, therefore they CLEARLY believed and personally WITNESSED Jesus BEING the Son of God & also being risen from the dead! EVEN NON-CHRISTIAN SOURCES CONFIRM THIS FACT!

Plus here are a few more additional sources which document Jesus’s existence in general (outside of the bible).

1). https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/10-surefire-evidences-of-godjesus-christ/

2. http://coldcasechristianity.com/2017/is-there-any-evidence-for-jesus-outside-the-bible/

3. https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/did-jesus-exist/

4. https://www.bethinking.org/jesus/ancient-evidence-for-jesus-from-non-christian-sources

5). Lee Strobel presentation about his TRUE-LIFE story of going from atheism to Christianity, as well as the various evidences for Jesus’s resurrection, IN DETAIL

6). “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel (the actual BOOK…….Note: this came BEFORE the movie of the same name!!!!)

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7). The actual MOVIE called “Case for Christ” 

8). And not only that, but there’s always something called “THE EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR”. For back in ancient, biblical times, the “testimony” of a woman was considered “weak”, “unimportant” and “not believable”.

On the other hand, one of the Lord’s 10 commandments was NOT to lie or “bear false witness”. And so, the believing Christian male disciples around Jesus’s time considered honesty to be SUCH an important virtue to uphold, that they were willing to “risk reputation/embarrassment”, even if it meant they had to RECORD in written testimony the (gasp!) “eyewitness account testimony of A WOMAN/WOMEN, as it pertained to Jesus’s resurrection”. 

And back in ancient, biblical times, there was NOT too many historical documents floating around. So to have THAT much non-Christian evidence of Jesus’s death & resurrection is pretty compelling!

[But again, I have SEEN Jesus Christ personally during an N.D.E., so I HAVE no reason not to believe!] However, in John 20:29, Jesus states the following:

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”. 

Translation? Though I have seen during an N.D.E. (as many others have as well), particularly BLESSED are those who have NOT personally seen Jesus in an N.D.E. or dream/vision, and yet, BELIEVE! 😉 

The brutal reality is that it takes FAR MORE FAITH to believe that Jesus’s crucifixion or resurrection DIDN’T happen, than to believe IT DID! 😉 

As you read this and mull over all the evidence, I hope that the Spirit of Truth (The Holy Spirit) will kindly & boldly minister to you and teach you all the Lord’s truths that you’ve been missing, up to this point! And May the Lord Jesus Bless You & Keep You For All Eternity! Amen. 

 

 

 

 

 

THE *CANCER* OF LUKEWARM/LIBERAL CHRISTIANITY: MASSIVE & GROWING…..

I’ve noticed here in the year 2018 that there seems to be a great divide in “the church” today about what should or should NOT be acceptable in “the church” today. Not to mention that there also seems to be a great divide concerning exactly what IS “the church” to begin with. Therefore, let us turn to the bible to find the answer!

The Greek word for church is called “ecclesia”. It means a called out company or assembly. Wherever it is used in the Bible though, it refers to people, not a building! The following are biblical examples of the “ecclesia” talked about in the New Testament. And there are THREE different types. There’s local assemblies, an individual believer, and the grouping of universal believers in Christ. Down below are all the biblical examples of each:

LOCAL ASSEMBLY:

  • Acts 7:37
  • 1 Corinthians 1:2
  • 2 Corinthians 1:1

INDIVIDUAL BELIEVER:

  • 1 Corinthians 15:9
  • Galatians 1:13

UNIVERSAL BELIEVERS:

  • Ephesians 5: 23-27
  • Ephesians 5:30
  • Matthew 16:18 [“And upon this rock I will build my church” simply means upon the foundation of Peter’s FAITH!]

So now that we’re squared away as far as what “the church” IS….biblically speaking, I’d now like to move on to my next point. Today’s culture of Lukewarm/Liberal Christianity. Now, what exactly do I mean by that? Let me give some examples.

  • “I’m a Christian but I believe in gay rights”
  • “I’m a Christian but I believe it’s not a sin to be actively gay”
  • “I’m a Christian but I believe in abortion”
  • “I’m a Christian but I believe that the incorporation of the New Age INTO the church is a “good thing”
  • “I’m a Christian but I see nothing wrong with transgenderism”
  • “I’m a Christian but I think it’s OK to party and/or get drunk every weekend”
  • “I’m a Christian but I think everyone goes to heaven when they die”
  • “I’m a Christian but I believe it’s OK to do X, Y, Z” (things that are “condemned” in the bible)
  • ETC.

Now…….what is the common word there? “But”. Now what are the FOUR common words that follow those statements? “I”, “Believe”, “See”, and “Think”. Now what do those four common words have in common? Answer: They’re attached to EMOTIONS and they’re actions based off a person’s THOUGHTS & FEELINGS! In other words, they’re taking what they FEEL to be morally right, instead of taking what the bible/Jesus AUTHORITATIVELY DECLARES is morally right!

In other words, many Christians today create this “false Jesus” that they’re comfortable with. “Well, MY Jesus would never condemn people to hell”, says liberal/lukewarm Christianity. No? Well, in that case, what did THAT form of “Jesus” die for, then? Cause “that” Jesus can’t save you! If, for example, active gay sex, etc. wasn’t a sin (according to the “liberal” Christian viewpoint), then what IS? WHO gets to determine what is “sin” and what is “not”, in THAT type of watered down gospel scenario? Does morality then become subjective?

WHO then gets to decide what is sin and what isn’t and how the rules will be enforced for transgressing that “sin?” If morality is “subjective”, then that would mean there’s NO morality and that “anything goes”. Which would then FALSELY suggest that Jesus Christ died on the cross for “nothing”. Do you see where I’m going with this, folks?

Many Christian folks have been blinded and bamboozled by Satan, Satan’s demons and the liberal LEFT into thinking they have no right to “rebuke sin”, they have no right to “preach the gospel”, they have no right to “call out false institutions/theology” and also have no right to believe/publicly say that what JESUS calls sin isn’t sin, etc. and it’s really, really sad!

Truth be told, the bible says Satan’s angry and knows his time is short. Therefore, Satan knows he must get in AS MUCH spiritual destruction as possible before his dreadful prophesied ‘END’ comes! So how does he do that, exactly? By COUNTERFEITING and/or watering down the bible and what’s written IN the bible. Let me elaborate. Men and women were created in the image of God, made for natural, traditional marriage (and natural procreation, as well). Therefore, Satan came up with “gay marriage” and “erosion of gender” movements, and “abortion”, etc.

Therefore, when liberal/lukewarm Christians align themselves with those bible-defying, Jesus-defying “agendas”, it’s like a personal spiritual slap in Jesus’s face! Because a man (or woman) can’t serve two masters. Either he will love the one or hate the other or hate the other and love the one.

In other words, a person can’t have Jesus AND pro-abortion viewpoints. A person can’t have Jesus AND pro-“gay marriage” viewpoints. Just like a person can’t have Jesus AND pro-transgender viewpoints. If a person WANTS to have pro-transgender, pro-abortion, and pro-gay marriage viewpoints, they can have those viewpoints all they want to. But they MUST take Jesus Christ OUT of it, cause Jesus Christ wants absolutely nothing to do with those ungodly things!!!!!!  

Folks, truth be told, we will ALL (even ME) stand before the mighty judgement seat of Jesus Christ, someday. And the last thing a “Christian” person would EVER truly want Jesus asking them is WHY they approved of such “unbiblical practices/concepts” while they were still living on the Earth or WHY they didn’t speak out AGAINST “the liberal Christian church’s” approval of such unbiblical practices while they were still living on the Earth, while they still had time!

Many preachers today preach these “feel good” messages. And while it’s good to occasionally build Christians UP and give them some spiritual hope and confidence in themselves, it’s NEVER a good thing to neglect the message of Repentance and Salvation altogether for the sake of “itching ears” and “making everyone happy”.

Sometimes a preacher has to preach it to the people RAW. Why? Because that’s the ONLY way they’re gonna TRULY get the message. Just imagine if Jesus, upon first seeing the money-changers in the Jewish temple, had GENTLY and SOFTLY said that they weren’t supposed to be doing that. The people in the temple probably would’ve laughed at him and the like. However, when He made whips from cords and YELLED at them before/while overthrowing the money changers tables, they immediately KNEW the seriousness of what He was saying!

Therefore, if one TRULY wants to align themselves with what is BIBLICAL and DO AWAY WITH what is NOT biblical (as a Christian who’s seeking to live the way Jesus would have them live, and NOT the way the “world”/secular culture would have them live), keep reading:

NON-BIBLICAL PRACTICES THAT THE WORLD/SECULAR CULTURE TRIES TO TOUT AS  ‘OK’ OR “OK TO DO” THAT THE “LIBERAL/LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN CHURCH” (AS A WHOLE – SPECIFICALLY HERE IN “SECULAR AMERICA”) HAS NOW SEEMED TO EMBRACE IN 2018:

  • Lying
  • Envying
  • Cussing
  • Cheating
  • Saying the Lord’s Name in Vain
  • Stealing (stealing credit for someone else’s work, etc.)
  • Seeking Revenge/Getting Even
  • Getting Angry With Others When Provoked
  • Getting An Abortion/Being “Pro-Choice”
  • Being in an Active Homosexual Relationship
  • Fighting for Gay/Trans Rights
  • The Erosion of Gender
  • Gluttony
  • Greed
  • Mocking Jesus Christ/The Gospel/The Bible
  • Having Sex Outside of Marriage
  • Gossip
  • Treating Santa Claus & The Easter bunny as though they’re a “god” of sorts
  • Chasing after $$$$$$$$$$ and material things
  • Getting “spiritual enlightenment” in things/people other than Jesus Christ (yoga, etc.)
  • Worshiping celebrities/famous people
  • ETC.

Ok, now that we’ve got a clear handle on what’s NOT biblical to do, I’ll now list practices that ARE biblical to do: 

  • Being honest (even if it’s hard)
  • Being happy for others’ successes and NOT envying what belongs to others
  • Controlling one’s language & NOT cussing
  • PRAISING the name of the Lord Jesus, instead of saying His name in vain
  • Not stealing someone else’s work credit/etc.
  • Forgiving others
  • Remaining calm with others when provoked
  • Not getting an abortion (being Pro-Life)
  • Not participating in any form of “Sodomy” and/or “Sodmomous relationship”
  • Not fighting for Trans/LGBT rights but rather speaking out about the TRUE psychological damage that “Pro-Transgender/LGBT policy” is doing to people today, spiritually and otherwise!
  • Fighting for the hetero-normative definition of gender (“male” and “female”)
  • Not over-eating; eating only what is necessary
  • Not being consumed by greed but rather, praying for and focusing on others
  • Preaching Jesus Christ/The Gospel/The Bible
  • Saving oneself for marriage
  • Not getting excessively drunk with alcohol or “getting high”
  • Trying your best not to “gossip” about others
  • Keeping one’s body pure & untainted, for the bible says our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Celebrating the BIBLICAL holidays that Jesus & his disciples celebrated (Passover, Tabernacles, etc)
  • Worshiping on the TRUE, 7th-day, blessed & sanctified by the Lord Sabbath (Saturday)
  • Chasing after righteousness/the Lord’s approval, instead of man’s approval
  • Receiving spiritual enlightenment in Jesus and Jesus, ONLY!
  • Speaking OUT against idols/worshiping of “celebrities”
  • ETC.

I felt compelled to write this after seeing a “slew” of stories about people who identify themselves as “Christian”, yet, approve/partake in viewpoints/behaviors that are the EXACT OPPOSITE of what TRUE, biblical morality is, in the name of Jesus! And thus, those poor “deceived folks” are CAUSING CONFUSION among the body of Christ! 

Isaiah 5:20-21 puts it THIS way:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 

Isaiah further goes on to say (verses 22-25): “Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still” 

Translation? Jesus’s mighty anger is KINDLED (that means, RAGING) against those people who call themselves “Christian”, yet, turn HIS heavenly law & decrees ASIDE for the sake of THEIR personal, emotional/physical “convenience(s)”.

Why? Because they were originally armed with the truth, they KNEW better! Whereas, a totally unsaved person likely did NOT! In other words, Jesus naturally expects unsaved people to “act” like they’re unsaved. However…..He does NOT expect Christian people who identify AS Christian to “act” as though they’re unsaved/act like “the world” (if that makes any sense?)

two jesuses, eight TWO JESUSES, THREE TWO JESUSESS, SIGN 

And last but not least: If the “liberal/lukewarm church” (as a whole) had been around during Jesus’s time on Earth, this illustration is probably what it would look like:

TWO JESUSES, SIX

[Okay, first of all, my apologies to anyone who can’t eat gluten or that’s a vegan. Please know that I’m not personally attacking you in any way, shape or form….I’m only merely using the above illustration as an example of what TODAY’S liberal/lukewarm Christianity might’ve looked like back in ancient, biblical times!]

In other words, the “liberal”/lukewarm church – as a whole – (& unsaved folks) has to constantly find something wrong with God’s law and/or God’s Spiritual Provisions for his people……..to see them as “outdated” and “archaic”. Why? Because it’s the only way they can think of to work around it. Because they want to worship Jesus in their own “liberal”/lukewarm way. Why? So they can do whatever they want

Only, they’re not totally realizing that IN doing/focusing on whatever they want, instead of what Jesus Christ wants for them and their lives, and in worshiping Jesus in the way they want to worship him, instead of worshiping Jesus the way HE wants to be worshiped, they are instead doing what SATAN wants, and IN so doing, are actually DEFYING Jesus Christ by the WAY that they LIVE! (“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – Romans 6:23).

Calling oneself a “Christian” and/or a “child of God” does NOT automatically make one Christian and/or a child of God! (Atleast in Jesus’s eyes, anyways!) For it is ONLY true, joyful obedience to Christ and his heavenly laws, trust & belief in Christ, being spiritually born again IN Christ, and REPENTANCE of sins that makes one a “Christian” and/or “child of God!”

BUT OF GOD

Translation? Only those who are BORN AGAIN in the SPIRIT and RECEIVE HIM (that means, to FULLY SURRENDER THEIR ENTIRE LIVES TO HIM) does HE give the “right” to become a “Christian” and “child of God!”

There’s SO many people out there today who think that ALL humans are “God’s children” or “children of God” but folks, that’s just NOT the case! For ONLY a select “few” are ABLE to get this spiritual distinction. How? By OBEDIENCE to Christ! And obedience to Christ does NOT mean skirting God’s law……not in ANY way, shape or form!

[[[[But again, it isn’t just a spiritually lethargic attitude towards God’s laws that Christians have (a whole) but believe it or not, now even some of the Jews themselves are starting (as a whole) to go liberal/lukewarm, as these two articles illustrate: (which only FURTHER PROVES THAT WE’RE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, FOLKS!)

http://mentalfloss.com/article/91594/theres-wire-above-manhattan-youve-probably-never-noticed and https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-landmark-ruling-high-court-says-tel-aviv-mini-markets-can-open-on-sabbath/]]]]

Therefore, if YOU want the “RIGHT” to be called a “child of God”, then YOU must be born again in the spirit and YOU must fully surrender to Christ and obey Him, IN FULL! Not 3/4th obey him, not PARTIALLY obey him but 100% FULLY OBEY HIM in ALL that you do in this life! And to fully OBEY him means to OBEY HIS LAWS & DECREES!

Love Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength! Give to those in need! Place others’ needs before your own needs! Cause remember: there’s LOTS and LOTS of lost souls out there! THEY should be your primary focus! Remember what YOU and YOUR life was like before YOU were fully saved in the name of Jesus! Imagine what would’ve happened in your life if you had died without Jesus……..imagine what would’ve happened if YOU did not have a Christian believer who prayed for you and preached to you about Jesus…..Imagine where you would be today if YOU had NOT had someone intercede for you on Jesus’s behalf! (Pretty scary and sobering to think about, isn’t it, folks?) 

Many folks think his law stopped at the 10 commandments! However, during the Sermon on the Mount, He EXPOUNDED on the 10 commandments, as well as talked about their original INTENT! (Wow! That’s just mind-blowing, isn’t it, folks!?)

And not only that but commands were added in OTHER places of the bible as well, such as Matthew 28, where Jesus tells his followers to “make disciples of ALL nations”, etc. And in the Old Testament, there were several dietary laws and “biblical holidays” that STILL APPLIED to Jesus and his disciples during the times of the New Testament, as well as to us Christians, TODAY! 

How we do know that? Simple. DURING the Sermon on the Mount (which is considered some of Jesus’s MOST important commandments in the bible), he said in Matthew 5:17-18Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled

 

In other words, ALL won’t be fulfilled till the VERY END of Revelation, chapter 22! Therefore, UNTIL the very end of Revelation, chapter 22, THE OT (Old Testament) LAWS & CELEBRATIONS/HOLIDAYS (minus animal sacrifice, for Jesus Christ BECAME the sacrificial lamb for MANY) STILL APPLY!

And guess what, folks? Did you know that the biblical feasts will STILL APPLY even during the Times of the New Millennial (specifically, the Feast of Tabernacles?) Alot of Christians don’t know that today because “the church today” (as we know it) hasn’t TOLD them the truth! It’s not their fault, entirely. Many were born and raised in “the church”. But what’s sad is that pastors are not preaching the COMPLETE truth to their congregations (as a whole). I used to be one of those Christians that NEVER questioned a pastor’s word for it, that NEVER questioned the history of Christianity, etc. 

But now that I DO know about these things, I feel like it’s my job to shout it from the rooftops (in a metaphorical and spiritual sense) about THE TRUTH about the Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism (“Refined Catholicism”) and the global deception going around today called “LIBERAL/LUKEWARM CHRISTIANITY”….The type of Christianity that does away with God’s law, creates “new traditions” that weren’t OF the bible originally and would seem totally FOREIGN to Jesus and his disciples and/or ancient followers and says “anything goes”.

Well, let me ask you something: IF the perpetual theology/practice of lukewarm/liberal Christianity was enough to cause a person to be sent to HELL and/or THE LAKE OF FIRE someday (that is, if they NEVER fully repented of such lukewarmness before death, etc.), then wouldn’t it stand to reason that those poor folks should be HIGHLY WARNED of their sinful thinking/behavior WAY BEFOREHAND so that they (hopefully) have plenty of time to REPENT (to give up and STOP doing the behaviors that are DISPLEASING to Jesus/God?)

Sadly, this whole entire “Liberal Christian Movement” got started by the Gay Movement, who wanted Christians to FEEL BAD or ASHAMED about their “Christian morality” (i.e. the bible’s view that it’s a sin to be actively gay, etc.) Therefore, they shamed many Christians AWAY from the hard-line authority of the bible with the words “homophobic” and “born this way”. And the Gay Movement has MANY, MANY, MANY Christian people (and even non-Christian people) deceived BECAUSE of it!

And Folks, there is NO “gay gene”. Never has been and never will be. Why do you think that is? Answer: Because they were NOT “born that way”. God doesn’t create “gay people”, only society and social environment/upbringing produces “gay people”. One day, I believe it (the so-called “gay gene) will be “faked” by secular science (but that’s a whole different story!) Back in 1969, the DSM-II listed homosexuality as a “mental disorder”. Only by SEVERE pressure from the left did the DSM folks “change their tune”. Please keep in mind that “transgenderism” is STILL considered a “mental disorder” (under the term “gender dysphoria”). 

It also doesn’t help that many of today’s “liberal Christians” ARE celebrities/famous people. Because lets face it, many Christian “lay people” at large look UP to these folks. And so, if THEY (Christian “celebrities – as a whole) have a “liberal” Christian theology, then it’s going to make many OTHER Christian people out there also have a “liberal” Christian theology…….instead of being likened onto a Berean Christian who’s searching the scriptures DAILY, to see “rather or not these things are so”.

But in fact, sadly, many of these Christian celebrities (as a whole), are very likely DECEIVED by Satan and his demons and I oftentimes pray that Satan will lose his grip on them! (Money & fame can easily turn into two powerful spiritual deceptors and even many non-Christian celebrities fall victim to its trappings!)

As a whole, many liberal Christian celebrities out there today (as a whole) seem to think they can have their cake and eat it, too (spiritually speaking). But in fact, just like I said above, no man (or woman, for that matter) can serve two masters, cause either he will hate the one and love the other or love the other and hate the one.

But let me take this a step further. Are some of these folks even “Christian” to begin with, if they publicly do things that go completely AGAINST the bible? By doing so, they are no doubt CAUSING CONFUSION among the body of Christ and are causing many Christians to fall! And we KNOW from the bible that Jesus Christ is NOT a God of confusion, folks! He is a CONSISTENT God! HE does not change, NOR do his LAWS change! He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore! 

Sadly, some of these folks are even PURPOSELY branding themselves “Christian” and then, subtly doing things that actually go AGAINST the bible in order to DECEIVE CHRISTIANS! My soul is VERY, VERY GRIEVED OVER THIS!!!!! Because not only have THEY been deceived by Satan and his demons, but they in turn are ALSO deceiving others. Is there NO END to all this “liberal Christian deception!?” ;-( 

I KNOW firsthand what the Wrath of Jesus is like! Just like I KNOW firsthand what it will likely BE like for all those folks someday that THINK or THOUGHT they were “right” with Jesus during their Earthly lives, only to discover at the very, very last terrifying moment that they were NEVER, EVER “right” with Jesus, ALL ALONG! OUCH! Therefore, that’s the VERY THING I’m trying to prevent with this very here POST (& EVEN THIS WHOLE ENTIRE BLOG, EVEN!) I love each and every single one of you and want ALL of you to be ETERNALLY saved in the name of Jesus! 

In closing, I just want to say this: IT’S NOT THE WILL OF GOD IF IT GOES AGAINST THE (WRITTEN) WORD OF GOD (THE BIBLE)/ AND/OR THE WORD OF GOD (JESUS CHRIST, HIMSELF!)“. Even I myself find myself somewhat convicted on that one. For example, I had briefly *almost* considered dating a non-Christian most recently.  (Notice the key word here is *almost!*).

So what stopped me dead in my (spiritual) tracks? (Jesus? The Holy Spirit?) asked me the following fateful questions: “Do you remember how the ancient Israelites complained out in the desert, after being delivered from Egypt by my mighty hand? Do you remember how they complained because they didn’t fully TRUST me or have 100% unfaltered faith IN Me? Well…..when YOU withstand MY biblical principles to please another that doesn’t EVEN adhere to me, you’ve now become likened onto a complaining Israelite out in the desert, in my eyes. This is your desert. This is your time of testing. Ah….you didn’t even REALIZE you were being tested, did you? Well, now you do. YOU are being spiritually tested and I pray that now that you KNOW this, that YOU will now be equipped to pass the test. Don’t ever, ever, EVER withstand BIBLICAL principles for a non-Christian, it will end up VERY BADLY!”

But if I HAD gone through with it (dating a non-Christian)? I would’ve been likened onto a “liberal” Christian of the viewpoint of “I’m a Christian BUT I think it’s OK to date a non-Christian”. See how Satan wants to feed off of our weaknesses…….? By putting certain types of “thoughts” into our minds like: “Isn’t that a non-Christian thing to do? To discriminate against someone who isn’t a Christian?” (when it comes to dating). See how the devil rolls, folks? He tries to turn our very own righteousness AGAINST US! “Isn’t that HATEFUL to NOT be accepting of LGBT/Womens’ Reproductive rights?” 

And yes, on the surface, it might not “seem” very “Christian-like” for a Christian to not date a non-Christian. But ya know what, folks? In the end, you’ll be VERY, VERY GLAD that you listened to Jesus, and NOT to the “spiritual voice” of someone who’s NOT Jesus! Why? Because the bible says that we are NOT to be unevenly yoked!!!!!! (Therefore, listen to JESUS, and NOT to fellow man! TRUST ME ON THIS!!!)

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”

– 2 Cortinthians 6:14-17 KJV

But folks, we GOT to remember something, here. WHEN a person speaks AGAINST the written word of God (the bible), (ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE “CHRISTIAN”), they are NOT speaking for Christ but speaking for Satan! That person, IN that moment, is temporarily possessed by Satan and/or a demon! So if you AGREE with the person OR give in to them, you are giving in to SATAN/a demon! That’s a pretty scary, sobering thought, isn’t it, folks?

Therefore, WE MUST BE ON SPIRITUAL GUARD AT **ALL TIMES** AND IN **ALL PLACES!** Don’t ever, ever, EVER let your spiritual guard down or take any “counsel” from someone who is not a Christian or is a liberal/lukewarm Christian, PERIOD! Because the ONLY thing the spirit inside that person wants is YOUR spiritual destruction, so remember that, folks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Careful Whom Ye Trust

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the person you’d LEAST expect to betray you, betrayed you? How is that? What were the warning signs? How could you not see ahead of time what all the warning signs were? Let us examine….

It all begins with flattery. We think when a person constantly flatters us, that that must automatically mean that they like us. (And there’s actually a difference between flattering and complementing). But what’s underneath the surface of “false flattery?” Let us turn to the bible for the answer!

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feetIn the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice” – [Proverbs 29: 5-6]

The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hatefulThe words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good” – [Psalm 36: 1-3]

“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin” – [Proverbs 26:28]

Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant” – [Psalm 78: 36-37]

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open grave, they flatter with their tongue” [Psalm 5:8-9]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speakThe Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?” – [Psalm 12: 2-4]

“They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah” – [Psalm 62:4]

“The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords” – [Psalm 55:21]

So in other words, the person who “flatters you” all the time should immediately be made suspect, according to the bible! Why? Because the bible says that their heart is “double speak”. Meaning, they appear to be flattering you on the outside, but on the INSIDE, their heart is full of nothing but deceit!

I’ve had such an experience before, in my life. Someone had kept on flattering me, telling me how much better I was than another whom they disliked. (This should’ve been my FIRST red flag that something was “spiritually amiss”, there!) They kept making me think that he had my best interests in mind, etc. In fact, my own “pride” made me felt somewhat reassured to think that atleast ONE other person (“the flatterer”) had my best interests in mind.

And then, when I least expected it, they had started to flatter ANOTHER person in front of me all the time, while occasionally putting ME down (So goes the saying “Thou take prideth before a fall”). However, that being said, the spiritual equation at play here is that one person keeps getting pitted against another, notice the pattern there, folks? 

Another form of “false flattery” that I’ve learned in my spiritual walk to look out for is (gasp!) “false empathy”. I’ve had more than one case in my life where a spiritual enemy had swooped in, pretended to care about me and then betrayed me when I least expected it. How did they do it? False flattery, packed with FALSE EMPATHY: “Oh, you’ve been working too hard, you need to take some time off and RELAX“. 

Okay folks, now lets think about that last statement there in SPIRITUAL CONTEXT “Oh, you’ve been working too hard, you need to take some time off and RELAX“. And what do ya get? That’s pretty much Satan’s argument to Eve in the Garden of Eden, VERBATIM….The viewpoint that God’s being such a “jerk” by making her and Adam “work so hard at righteousness” but that her and Adam deserved the *best things* – i.e. some *relaxation* from having to work so hard at *being good & righteously productive*”, and that only HE (the Devil/unrighteousness itself) could give her/them “the relaxing REST and peace of mind she/they been looking for”. Notice the striking similarity there, folks?

[[Note: It’s really the “relax” part that gives it away. One of the devil’s best-kept lies is that we should just “kick back and relax” all the time in today’s world! But the brutal reality is that the Lord Jesus Christ and his angels never take a “break” from righteousness, so why should WE? Yet, that’s how the Devil tries to get us to effectively get us to “relax” our righteousness in today’s world! “You’ve been working too hard, lately. You need to focus on YOU for awhile!”]]

In fact, Matthew 6:21 puts it THIS way: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. Translation? That simply means that the “things” and “people” they are MOST interested in determines WHERE their “heart is” in life, WHAT their “heart” is currently “focusing on“. So if you’re a Christian and your “flatterer” doesn’t have much of a heart for Jesus, then it’s highly likely that that person also doesn’t have much of a heart for YOU!]] 

And also: when it comes to fellow Christians, just because a person “appears” to have the love of Christ in them does NOT mean that they do!

Remember what 1 John 4:1 says. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”

Also…..Matthew 7: 15-20 states:Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolvesYe shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”

In other words, a person can “say” that they’re a “Christian” or that they have your best “spiritual” interests at heart, but if their actions aren’t lining up with their words? It may be time to reconsider the situation and reassess rather or not you want that person in your (spiritual) life or not.

We must remember that we’re living in the Last Days. Matthew 24: 12-14 gives a very clear picture of just what TYPE of “Last Days Society” that we’re now currently living in, in 2018 & beyond:And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”

Please remember that Satan (and his demons) don’t come in at full speed ahead. Rather, they’re more subtle. In Genesis 3:1, part A, it records: “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made”.

Translation? Satan didn’t come out at Eve with full spiritual guns blazing. The bible says he was more subtle. He waited until she was NEAR to the forbidden tree! For what good would it have done if he had tried to come at her when she was far, far away from the forbidden tree (as in an out of site, out of mind type of thing?) Think about it, folks!

That’s what “the false flatterer” did. They waited until they were alone with me before they started to “flatter me” over someone else. (And like I said, this should’ve been my FIRST clue that something was spiritually amiss in my workplace. For “dissensions”…..trying to pit one person against another…. is the very FIRST sign of demonic, spiritual warfare that’s going on!)

And now, not surprisingly, sometime later on, they had nothing but praises for YET ANOTHER…….while trying to make “me” feel small again…..Just goes to show ya. That’s how Satan rolls. He comes in subtly, attempts to gain your trust, and once he feels as though he’s gained your trust, BAM! HE STRIKES! That’s why we must NEVER, EVER (as a born-again Christian) trust a “constant flatterer!” 

But then again, it all goes back to “pride”. We’re human beings. It’s human nature to want to feel loved and accepted by others, right? But at what price, folks? At what price? For if our wanting to feel love and accepted by CERTAIN others causes us to spiritually FALL in our walk with Christ? It’s time to let that person go (as well as the “idea” of that person altogether, go!) Because our “worth” should ONLY be wrapped up in Christ and righteousness and NO OTHER! 

Romans 3:4 states: “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”

Most recently at my job, they also started what I call a “sticker campaign”. Whenever someone does a good job on something, they get a sticker. And then people “pride” themselves on the number of stickers they get and compare themselves to others by how many stickers they get, etc. And then, there’s these workplace “drawings” where a worker wins prizes, etc. See how Satan works, folks? He wants all the employees at my workplace to get all bent out of shape over “stickers” and “prizes”. It’s crazy, really. What are we all, in the 4th grade or something? “Here’s a sticker”. 

Well, I most recently decided to rebel by NOT wearing the “sticker patch”. And what happened? My boss tried to tell me I’d get my department in trouble if I didn’t wear the patch. So there was this “immense pressure” at work for ALL employees to wear their “sticker patch”. This also got me to thinking: “Should we be more concerned with the praises of Jesus/God or the praises of men?”

Once I started caring more about the praises of Jesus, INSTEAD of the praises of men, being forced to wear that “new sticker patch” by management no longer bothered me. Don’t get me wrong though, employee appreciation is a good thing. I just wish it was done in such a way where it didn’t feel like such a “competition” but that’s another post for a different day. 

I’ve also noticed as well that many times, my good, hard work there goes unnoticed by others (though I know THE LORD NOTICES….) and that all my mistakes (which actually aren’t very many) are blown way out of proportion and focused on ALL DAY LONG! Whereas, another coworker could make the same exact types of mistakes, and it’s laughed off like it’s nothing, etc. But again, I’m sure MANY people out there (both Christian AND non-Christian) have experienced similar things at the workplace.  

So what does that tell ya, folks? Satan’s attacking a good majority of humans at their jobs today; left, right and center and wants to make THEM feel small! Well, as true Christians, we should NEVER back down from a spiritual fight! So whatever Satan spews at us at our respective workplaces, I say BRING IT! For 1 John 4:4 proudly proclaims: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD

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: 11-12]

So to draw this all to a close, what all have we learned today, folks? Satan is subtle. He comes in the most LEAST unexpected ways, oftentimes through “false empathy” and “false flattery”. People who flatter us all the time are NOT to be spiritually trusted, according to scripture! And furthermore, our self-worth must come from CHRIST HIMSELF and NOT from man/mankind! And lastly, REJOICE when you are persecuted in ANY type of way for your faith in Christ! For, as Matthew 5:11-12 states: “GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN” 😉 

I hope this has helped somebody today who’s gone through, will soon go through or IS going through the situation of “false flattery” and being betrayed by someone when you LEAST expected it! But trust in Jesus Christ, ALWAYS! No matter what, folks! For JESUS is the ANSWER and the SOLUTION to whatever problem you’re going through right now!

He is the author and creator of ALL life! The maker of the heavens and the universe! He is most certainly NOT gonna scratch his head in confusion over how to help you OVERCOME any and all situations! WITH JESUS CHRIST YOU CAN BE VICTORIOUS, IN ANY AND ALL SITUATIONS, NO MATTER WHAT! 😉 

I love each and every single one of you and hope you have a blessed evening, in the name of the Lord! And remember: Put Jesus FIRST and all other things shall follow! Put Jesus FIRST and the enemy will NEVER, EVER be able to conquer you! PRAISE JESUS! 😉 

 

“FOR WHEN THEY SHALL SAY PEACE & SECURITY……”

1 Thessalonians 5: 3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape”.

So now there’s apparently been some so-called serious talks about “peace in the middle East” [peace, safety, security & prosperity]. INTERESTING……Considering that the bible tells us in the book of Revelation that it will be a “FALSE PEACE”.

Donald Trump is apparently set to announce the “final peace deal” within the next coming weeks. Are YOU saved in the name of Jesus, people? Because the bible says that ONLY the Antichrist of Revelation will be able to sign/bring about “the final peace deal” in the Middle East between the Jews and the Arabs!

And ALL whose names are NOT recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life (remember that Jesus Christ is often called THE LAMB OF GOD) WILL be deceived by the Antichrist! The Antichrist WILL attempt to make all the Earth’s inhabitants (even the very “elect” – i.e. Christians) to think he’s the greatest thing that ever walked the Earth. On the outside, he will probably look like a prophet, dress like a prophet, act and speak like a prophet of God, but on the inside, he will be nothing but a MASS DECEIVER!

Not only will he sign a “final peace deal” between the Jews & the Arabs, but he will have everyone who doesn’t obey Jesus, fooled. He will make the Earth think he’s a “good guy”, a one world gov’t leader who “strives” and works for “peace”. But his master will be none other than Satan himself! He will soon require ALL of mankind (man, woman and child) to take a mark on their right hand or their forehead. This is known as THE MARK OF THE BEAST! He will claim that this “Mark” will be needed to buy or sell (a new “global currency”, if you will). But the Mark is REALLY about “worship!” The Antichrist wants to be WORSHIPED, IN PLACE OF CHRIST!

And Jesus gives us some VERY dire warnings that WHOMEVER TAKES THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BE DAMNED BY GOD FOR ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE! However, whomever REFUSES to take the Mark of the Beast? They will be KILLED, the bible says!

Basically in a nutshell, taking the Mark of the Beast (administered in the right hand or the forehead) is RENOUNCING JESUS. So, in other words, if Christians RENOUNCE JESUS in the New World Order/Beast System, they will then be allowed to buy and sell in the soon-coming Antichrist’s “global economy”. But those “Christians” will be DAMNED BY GOD FOR ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE & BRIMSTONE! Why? Because WHEN and IF those “Christians” cave in and take the Mark of the Beast, their DNA is IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY CHANGED! Their DNA is then IMMEDIATELY programmed to WORSHIP THE BEAST!

Once a person gets the Mark of the Beast, THAT’S IT, IT’S OVER FOR THEM, ETERNALLY SPEAKING. There is NO MORE HOPE LEFT FOR THEM! It’s not a Mark that you can put on, then take back off, then put back on (as some FALSE, BLASPHEMOUS End-times Christian movies portray!) You get the Mark, it’s PERMANENT for ALL ETERNITY and there’s NO going back!

So why should anyone in their right mind get “The Mark of the Beast?” What’s 5 minutes worth of food compared to AN ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE? It’s much better to starve, be tortured/imprisoned/killed for one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ than to renounce Jesus, take the Mark and burn an eternity in the lake of fire, am I right?

The problem though is that many Christians are gonna “cave”. Many Christians are gonna be afraid. Many Christians are gonna think that Jesus will somehow forgive THEM for taking the Mark since “hey, they got families to feed”, right? But alas, THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST! NONE! NOT EVER! NOT FOR ETERNITY!

But “The Mark” is gonna “pretend” to come with many “Earthly benefits” to all who take it. Want to have eyesight if you’re blind? Want to regrow hair or lost limbs? Want to be smarter, faster, skinnier, taller, more athletic? That is what they will CLAIM you get as “additional benefits” to taking “The Mark”, in addition to the economic ones.

DON’T TAKE THE MARK, FOLKS! NOT NOW, NOT EVER! IT’S NOT WORTH AN ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE! It’s much better to die for one’s faith in Jesus Christ than to live for the Devil’s LIES!

Satan was a liar from the VERY BEGINNING when he tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden! Satan LIES when he tells people that they won’t go to hell or the lake of fire for suicide! Satan LIES when he tells people who want to be rich and famous that “having money & fame’ll solve ALL their problems”. Satan LIES when he tells impressionable people (that oftentimes had a very bad experience or experiences in childhood) that “there’s nothing wrong with being gay”. Satan LIES when he says that homosexuality/gay marriage is NOT a sin! Satan LIES when he tries to claim that biological gender can change! Satan LIES when he tries to claim that Jesus doesn’t exist!

“We’re not living in the Last Days, things have continued since they have since the beginning”, claim many.

2 Peter 3:3-9 [New Testament, 2 Peter, chapter 3, verses 3-9] says:

“KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT THERE SHALL COME IN THE LAST DAYS SCOFFERS, WALKING AFTER THEIR **OWN LUSTS**, AND SAYING, ‘WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING? FOR SINCE THE FATHERS FELL ASLEEP, ALL THINGS CONTINUE AS THEY WERE FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”

Translation? We’re living IN the last days of human history, news headlines AND bible prophecy PROVE it, rather one believes it or not! (One not believing in bible prophecy doesn’t make it any less real, so remember that, folks!)

Anyways, AFTER the Antichrist is UNVEILED to the world, (many believing at the MOMENT he signs the “final peace deal with the Jews & the Arabs, while others believe it’ll happen during what’s known as The Abomination of Desolation), Jesus Christ (the true, biblical, FULLY GLORIFIED FROM HEAVEN) Jesus Christ will return to the Earth a SECOND TIME! Only, THIS time, he will NOT be returning with peace and love towards non-believers but with WRATH & A 2-EDGED SWORD! In other words, Jesus Christ will return to the Earth with GREAT WRATH towards ALL those people who took the Mark of the Beast, etc.

However, Jesus Christ WILL “rapture” up in the clouds all his FAITHFUL followers! (Those who did NOT take the Mark of the Beast! Those who did NOT renounce him, when the time called for their faith to be ETERNALLY TESTED! Those who CHOSE to OBEY Jesus, NO MATTER WHAT, NO MATTER THE “WORLDLY PRICE!”) He will meet them IN THE CLOUDS OF THE AIR! And so will they be forevermore with the Lord!

So the choice should be clear. Choose Jesus & Eternal Salvation. REFUSE to take the Mark of the Beast and REFUSE to renounce your faith in Christ and LIVE FOREVER WITH JESUS IN ETERNAL PARADISE!

OR…….Choose to RENOUNCE JESUS, make excuses NOT to believe in Jesus, take the Mark of the Beast, then BURN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ALL ETERNITY!

We’ve all got 2 choices and 2 choices, ONLY: it’s Jesus Christ or Satan. So what’s it gonna be, folks? Because remember that NOT choosing Jesus Christ IS choosing Satan, BY DEFAULT, rather you’re a full-fledged “Satanist” or not! Refusing Jesus for ANY reason will land you towards the road to taking the Mark of the Beast. And once you take the Mark of the Beast, that’s IT, it’s OVER for you. You will have LOST YOUR OWN SOUL! You will have lost EVERYTHING!

YOUR SOUL IS THE MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION THAT YOU HAVE! IN FACT, THE **ONLY** POSSESSION THAT YOU HAVE THAT HAS ANY ETERNAL SIGNIFICANCE! BECAUSE *WHAT* YOU DECIDE TO DO WITH YOUR SOUL WILL AFFECT YOU **FOR ETERNITY**, RATHER, POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY! SO CHOOSE WISELY! AND DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!

This is REAL, folks! This isn’t a GAME! This isn’t a MOVIE! This isn’t another episode of “Left Behind”. It’s time to get REAL with your faith in Jesus, folks! Time to get serious!

Christians: What if someone pulled a gun on you tomorrow and asked if you believed in Jesus? Would YOU be willing to die for your faith in Jesus and FOR Jesus, if faced with the threat of death? You had BETTER answer YES to that question! Cause things are starting to get REAL SERIOUS in today’s world! Satan and his demons aren’t kidding around anymore, folks! They mean some SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Every single Christian WILL be tested. NO CHRISTIAN shall escape “testing”.

On Jesus’s Day of Judgement (for we will ALL face his judgement someday), one question you do NOT want Jesus asking you is: “WHY DID YOU DENY ME?”

He created the universe with just the mere sound of his VOICE: “Let there be light”. He created the ENTIRE UNIVERSE and has the universe at his HELM! So think, folks. Is this REALLY the heavenly creator that you want to get on the wrong side of for all eternity? Me thinks not!

Some people worship Satan since they’re deceived into thinking that Satan has power. But what they do NOT realize is that what Satan has is LIMITED POWER! Power that was BORROWED from Almighty God! And Satan no doubt created MANY religions by which to deceive people BY! Islam, Hinduism, Orthodox Judaism, Mormonism, Catholicism, Shintoism, Paganism, *Satanism*. Wicca, you name it.

Also: there’s MILLIONS of Christian denominations. Certainly they can’t ALL be right, correct? Let me let you in on a secret. All “denominations” are false, man-made religions! Seriously. How can we know this? Simple: Genesis 2:2-3 states: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”. Translation? God rested on the 7th day (Saturday) and SANCTIFIED it.

The Roman Catholic Church comes along and CHANGES the day from Saturday to Sunday and even BRAGS about it to this day (do the research if ya don’t believe me!) And then, all Protestant churches followed suit. So what, then? Did Almighty God “make a mistake” when he created the 7th day (Saturday) to be holy? God doesn’t make mistakes, folks!

Another tidbit: Christmas and Easter. What do chocolate, painted eggs, rabbits, Santa Claus, reindeer and Christmas trees have to do with Jesus Christ again? Anyone? No? Those holidays are ALSO Catholic! Catholic and man-made! The Roman Catholic church decided to put a “Christian stamp” on Pagan holidays! What if someone gave you a birthday card that they first gave to someone else, then crossed out that person’s name and then put YOUR name on it? How would YOU feel? You’d feel that was pretty cheap, tacky and insincere, right? So does Jesus when we celebrate Paganized holidays that have absolutely nothing to do with him!

Passover, Tabernacles, Pentecost. Now THOSE are biblically-sounding holidays, right? That’s because they ARE! Many pastors have written them off as “Jewish holidays, ONLY”. Well guess what, folks? Did you know that Jesus and his 12 disciples celebrated all 8 of the “Jewish feasts”, including the 2 “Minor Jewish Feasts?” And did you also know that the Lord Jesus Christ himself is FULFILLED in or soon to be fulfilled in those “Jewish feasts?”

Folks, they’re not just “Jewish feasts” but are BIBLICAL FEASTS! And they are the only true feasts that celebrate NOTHING BUT JESUS! There isn’t ANY room in the BIBLICAL feasts for chocolate candy, painted eggs, rabbits, reindeer, adorned tree idols or Santa Claus. For Jesus Christ will share his glory with NO OTHER, save for God the Heavenly Father!

Hopefully I’ve given you all something to think about….some spiritual food for thought.

Just think about this for awhile. If today’s “official churchianity” celebrates holidays that have nothing to do with Jesus, then why does the “Christian church” still continue to celebrate them?

And if God Almighty created in 6 days and rested on and BLESSED & SANCTIFIED THE 7TH DAY (Saturday), why do all the “churches” still celebrate on SUNDAY, a day the Lord God NEVER sanctified?

I could write pages and pages and pages of well-documented proof of these things but many would STILL cling to their “traditions”. But if their “traditions” don’t truly line up with God’s Written Word, perhaps it’s time to re-examine those “traditions” and where they TRULY come from! Why green trees at Christmas? WHY? Green trees have WHAT to do with Jesus again?

On the other hand, Jeremiah 10:1-4 states: “Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not”

Christmas trees are mentioned there but not in a positive light!!!!

But man, just think……..people must’ve HATED the prophet Jeremiah for pointing the types of things I’ve mentioned in this post, out. They must’ve accused Jeremiah of “splitting hairs”, “taking things too seriously”, “taking the Lord and righteousness too seriously”, “being judgmental”, etc. But that didn’t stop Jeremiah from serving the Lord God, did it? Neither should that stop US, the Berean Judeo-Christians who want to go back to AUTHENTIC, BIBLICAL JUDEO-CHRISTIANITY!

In fact, I’ll ever take this a step further. Roman Catholicism is based on the ancient Babylonian “mystery religion”. They just replaced Pagan gods/goddesses with “saints”, is all. Plus they replaced “Gaia – the divine feminine” or what Jews calls “The Shekinah Glory”) with “Mary worship”. And Protestantism, in retrospect, is really nothing more than “refined Catholicism”. And this type of “Paganized Christianity” is already a part of and HAS BEEN a part of “The Beast System” for a very, VERY long time! It’s just that many Christians didn’t even know it at first! (Heck, even I didn’t know it at first until I started doing some MAJOR BIBLICAL RESEARCH!)

There were TWO types of Jews back in biblical times. Those who ACCEPTED Jesus as Messiah (today known as “Messianic Jews/Judeo-Christians” and those who did NOT (today known as Orthodox/Phariseeic/Akenazi/Sephardic Jews).

Love me or hate me but I’ve done YEARS of biblical research on all this and I tell you all THE TRUTH. Truth that you’re not gonna hear much of anywhere else. I tell you all THE TRUTH because I love each and every single one of you and do NOT want ANY of you to end up in the eternal flames of torment someday!

The choice is up to YOU. But don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Subtle Mocking of Jesus/Bible (Sometimes Blatant) IN PLAIN SITE!

We’re all aware of cases where the mocking of Jesus/the bible is BLATANT and in your face (the TV show “Black Jesus”, the open mocking of Jesus/the bible at gay pride rallies, etc.) But what about the cases that are NOT so clear cut? And most of it’s SO subtle, you don’t even hardly notice it, at first. And if/when you DO notice it, you’re not totally sure what to think of it (if anything) at first. That’s how the Devil rolls, folks….. Lets examine some of those examples in closer detail…..   

1). When movies and TV shows are given BIBLICAL NAMES but have NOTHING to do with true, BIBLICAL CHARACTERS/THE BIBLE! (And in the last few years, I’ve been noticing more and more of this “trend” – these few listed are just the TIP of the iceberg! There’s many, many more! But for the sake of time & space, I’ll just limit it to these few so you get a good idea): 

  • ALPHA and OMEGA: Journey to Bear KINGDOM” (ONLY JESUS‘S ALPHA & OMEGA!)
  • ARMAGEDDON” (so-called “alien invasion” that has NOTHING to do with the bible!)
  • THE GOSPEL of US” (has absolutely NOTHING to do with the bible or biblical topics)
  • “RE-ALIVE” (A movie line in the movie blasphemously states: “LAZARUS, COME FORTH!”, not to mention that the name “Re-alive” might possibly be mocking the concept of “being spiritually born again, in CHRIST”)
  • “DAY OF RECKONING” (flies in opposition to Isaiah 2:12, which talks about the Lord’s ETERNAL JUDGMENT)
  • “LIFE” (pushes the “intelligent life on Mars” theory……..unbiblical?)

And folks, that’s just the movies that technically DON’T have any sort of “biblical bent” to them. What about the ones that DO? 

  • I AM GABRIEL: ALL THINGS MADE NEW” (ABSOLUTELY BLASPHEMOUS MOVIE! Only JESUS can “make all things news”, only JESUS became human flesh in the form of a newborn child and only JESUS is to be bowed down to, NOT ANGELS!)
  • 200 Degrees” (This movie MOCKS Old Testament Prophet Daniel’s THREE Friends that were placed in the Fiery Furnace of Nebuchadnezzar!) 
  • The Shack” (Jesus is NOT a “woman”, nor does Jesus preach a “watered-down gospel of Salvation! ABSOLUTELY BLASPHEMOUS!)
  • THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE” [Yes, it’s a “Christian comedy” but the NAME of the movie should’ve been called something else! Because not only does the NAME actually MOCK the resurrection of Christ but ALSO of Lazarus!]
  • Noah” (The BIBLICAL NOAH was NOT a “homicidal maniac”, etc.etc.) 
  • The Bible TV Series” (UNBIBLICAL! Why? Because in the TV series, Drops of Water Got Inside Noah’s Ark, etc. and we KNOW that not a SINGLE drop of water got inside the Ark due to God’s SPECIFIC instructions to Noah about how to paint the entire outside of the boat’s surface with a special tar/pitch SO THAT no water would get in it!)  

But what’s WORSE about this whole situation is people DEFENDING these movies (both so-called biblically-bent, yet UNBIBLICAL movies), as well as the ones that are NOT biblically-bent but take on biblical-sounding names/titles:

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/film/why-are-so-many-christians-afraid-hollywood-bible-movies

And again, think about the magazine name ITSELF: “Relevant”. That’s exactly what alot of these movies and TV shows are attempting to do: stay “relevant”. However, the word “relevant” is the EXACT OPPOSITE of how Jesus would have us live!

In today’s world, TRUE, BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY is seen as IRRELEVANT by today’s wider, secular culture! And so when we Christians/Messianic Jews (as a whole) try to make biblical Christianity stay “Relevant”, we in turn WATER DOWN THE GOSPEL, WHICH THEN MAKES IT SEEM POWERLESS AND “IRRELEVANT” TO THOSE WHO ARE *UNSAVED*…..THUS the VERY REASON that MAKES the gospel seem “truly irrelevant” to today’s Unsaved Culture, at large! 

2). It doesn’t JUST extend to movies and TV shows. It goes much, much deeper than that. It can ALSO include music and advertising. Lets us examine a couple of examples:

Yeezus blaphemy

Kanye West’s album cover for Yeezus

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A random ad that seems to mock Old Testament David

SPIRIT IN THE SKY, JESUS MOCKING

“I’m not a sinner, I’ve never sinned”

JOEL OSTEEN

Note: It’s not the great “I AM” in the bible that he’s talking about but more about “self-empowerment”. Also….the word “rise?”

In the Kanye West example up above, it’s VERY, very blatant mocking of the bible (atleast in MY opinion). But in the 2nd-4th illustrated examples (as well as the non-biblical movies with biblical names), it’s far more subtle.

I even found MYSELF asking the questions on illustration #2: “Are they knowingly mocking David & Goliath OPENLY? Are they trying to USE the example of David & Goliath for their own financial gain? Are they trying to gain more “seemingly Christian” clients, figuring the Christian clients would be easier to bamboozle? Or are they “subtle Christians” who are using their advertising to try to get people INTERESTED in the stories of the bible?” 

Though it might possibly be the 4th scenario, I’m willing to bet it’s either scenario 1, 2 or 3 (especially in today’s fallen world). My VERY first question was, “Is that MOCKING?” I wasn’t totally sure and I admit that to my shame! And the SAME types of questions popped into my mind when I very first saw the BIBLICAL NAMES/TITLES of movies that had NOTHING to do with the bible/biblical characters! I didn’t have my “biblical thinking cap” on at first……In fact, many Christians today don’t…….at first, anyways! 

Illustrations 3 and 4 are ALSO confusing. Illustration 3 makes it seem like: “oh, that’s okay, he’s just glorifying God the Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ!” But when one examines the LYRICS to the song: “I’m not a sinner, I’ve never sinned”, it becomes all the more apparent that this is NOT a true Jesus-glorifying song but rather a song that seems to come with a “different gospel”. 

Illustration 4 makes it “seem” at first like Mr. Osteen is glorifying the GREAT “I AM THAT I AM”. But instead, it’s more of a NEW AGE book where he tells his readers the following: 

osteen quote

But what the Holy Spirit communicated to me the other day has now become GLARINGLY CLEAR: 

“ALL FORM OF *MOCKING* IS MOCKING……….EVEN WHEN AND *ESPECIALLY* WHEN IT’S *SUBTLE!* AND FURTHERMORE AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY SO…….ANY FORM OF MOCKING, SPECIFICALLY SUBTLE MOCKING IS NOTHING SHORT OF *HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!*” 

Whoa! Those words just blew me away! Are those fateful words hinting that Jesus is EVEN MORE angry at *subtle mocking* than he is BLATANT MOCKING? One can only guess. But the message is CLEAR: Whenever we come across subtle (or even blatant, for that matter) mocking, we can know for 100% sure that YES, it IS mocking and that YES, Satan is trying VERY, VERY HARD to use that subtle mocking against us

On one of the above blasphemous movies (actually on nearly ALL of them), nearly ALL the user reviews are POSITIVE and I’ve hardly seen ANY negative user reviews, calling out the movie and movie producers for making a BLASPHEMOUS MOVIE! That’s scary! Because if people so-called find “hope” in a “false gospel”, then their spiritual hope is also a false hope, INDEED!

So just remember: if you see, hear or come across something and you’re subtly asking yourselves: “is THAT mocking?” (of Jesus/the bible), then it most certainly likely IS! 

“Jesus, I pray that all souls who read this will be enlightened by this and will now better recognize subtle mocking and will IMMEDIATELY rebuke that subtle mocking (within their minds, hearts & spirits) in your great, heavenly name! I also pray that you will stir their hearts, minds, bodies and spirits towards YOU, O Lord, and that you will give them a RENEWED heart & strength & BOLDNESS in you, so that they will NOT be afraid to SPEAK OUT against such *subtle mocking*, even if they are the VERY FIRST person to speak out against the subtle mocking they see on those movies/tv shows review sites! And furthermore, whenever they DO speak out against the subtle mocking, use THEIR words to help enlighten and open up the spiritual eyes of others. Amen”. 

Protestantism = Refined Catholicism (SERIOUSLY!)

It’s been absolutely NO SECRET that I’ve been speaking out about the TOTAL EVILS of the Roman Catholic Church and its UNBIBLICAL THEOLOGY (save for the fight FOR Pro-Life AND Pro-Traditional Family, as well as the belief that homosexuality/trans is “intrinsically disordered”) now for QUITE SOME TIME! (In fact, I got an 8-part series DEDICATED to just that!)

But yet ANOTHER thing I want to bring to people’s attention today (ESPECIALLY among Christians) is that the “Protestant churches”, by biblical comparison, are really no better, biblically speaking. Why? Let us turn to the bible for the answers!

[500 Years After Reformation, Many Protestants Closer to Catholics than Martin Luther: http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/august/500-reformation-protestants-catholics-luther-sola-fide-pew.html]

First of all, God created the world in SIX days and RESTED ON and SANCTIFIED the SEVENTH day (Saturday). Therefore, the Catholic Church was UNBIBLICAL in its attempt to CHANGE the Sabbath Day from Saturday (the SEVENTH day of the week) to Sunday (the FIRST day of the week). So that ALONE should already send spiritual alarm bells down your spine! Because trying to “claim” that God CHANGED his Sabbath (at the hadst of the Catholic Church) is essentially, trying to “claim” that “God made a mistake”, as well as calling God A LIAR! (Think about it, folks!)

Okay, now tell me…….on WHAT day do Protestant churches worship? The 7th day of the week (Saturday) or the FIRST day of the week (Sunday?) Answer: SUNDAY! And WHY is that, do you think? The Roman Catholic Church “claims” that Jesus rose on a Sunday! But if we examine from the bible, we know this NOT to be the case:

Jesus said HIMSELF in Matthew 12:40 “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth

So what, then? Is Jesus Christ a LIAR? Did he LIE about his very OWN resurrection timing? According to the Catholic AND Protestant churches, he did, apparently! THAT IS VERY ALARMING, FOLKS AND SHOULD SEND COLLECTIVE SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE! For ANY person or CHURCH (as a whole) to try to call Jesus Christ A LIAR? God’s WRATH isn’t something I’d wish upon my worst enemy, folks! His very own VOICE has the ability to SHAKE THE HEAVENS & THE EARTH! So just imagine what his WRATH could do to the ENTIRE EARTH!!!! (TERRIFYING, INDEED!!!!) 

Secondly, there are TWO different types of “Sabbaths” in the bible; there’s the normal 7th-day Sabbath and then there’s the “high Sabbaths” (holiday Sabbaths). And since Jesus ate the PASSOVER meal with his disciples, it’s obvious that he was entombed right before a HIGH SABBATH of Feast of Unleavened Bread. 

The 3 women bought the spices to anoint Jesus’s body BEFORE the High Sabbath and didn’t go to the tomb to anoint Jesus WITH those spices UNTIL AFTER THE WEEKLY SABBATH HAD PASSED! 

John 20:1 also tells us “on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.”

Translation? By early Sunday morning, when it was STILL DARK, the stone had been rolled away. Thus, Jesus rose at the VERY END of the weekly Sabbath on SATURDAY, rather than on Sunday! 

Thus, the “Good Friday” and “Resurrection Sunday” thing are BOTH LIES! And all the “Protestant churches” out there have pretty much FOLLOWED SUIT! 

Protestants pride themselves on “not bowing down to idols like the Catholics do”, yet they FAIL to recognize that they themselves are nothing more than “refined Catholics, by biblical practices”. 

Christmas and Easter? ALSO CATHOLIC-MADE. Protestants follow suit on THAT as well. Writing off the holidays of Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc. as “Jewish feasts, ONLY?” ALSO a Catholic-induced DOCTRINE! 

Folks, let face it, the Protestants (as a whole) are about as Catholic as one can get (biblically-speaking), save for the Catholic Church bowing down to “idols” and “graven images”. While the Catholics have the Rosary, Protestants (as a whole) have the pattern of “much speaking” in most of their prayers. And while the Catholic Church worships Jesus as Helios, the “sun god”, Protestant churches do the same exact thing when they worship what they “think” is the biblical Jesus on SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN! 

Conclusion? Protestants (as a whole) are NO BETTER than idol-worshiping Catholics! Why? Because like I said, they are simply REFINED CATHOLICS in their UNBIBLICAL PRACTICES that alight WITH the Roman Catholic Church, instead of going AGAINST it, as they “think” or “claim!”

In fact, just WHAT type of “Jesus” are the Protestants even worshiping? Do they even KNOW? Many will claim they worship the Jesus OF the bible. Okay then, WHY do they continue to celebrate “Catholic holidays” that MOCK HIM, then? And WHY oh why, if Jesus was a Jew and CELEBRATED JEWISH FEASTS do they WRITE OFF BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS AS “JEWISH HOLIDAYS, ONLY?” 

Answer: Because Satan has deceived them, GREATLY! In fact, The Roman Catholic Church is SATAN’S MASTERPIECE! Because FROM IT and THROUGH IT, came all the “reformed Catholic churches” (i.e. Protestant churches) of today! 

It was once said of Luther: “You can take Luther out of the Catholic church, but you can’t take the Catholic out of Luther”. 

Plus not to mention there’s SO MANY Christians sects & denominations. Certainly they can’t ALL be right, correct? 

And WHY do you think that is, folks? Have you EVER stopped to wonder and ask yourselves WHY? Asked yourself what painted Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and CHRISTMAS TREES/SANTA have to do with Jesus? About WHY Jesus and his 12 disciples CELEBRATED the “Jewish biblical feasts”, and yet, we Christians DON’T today (as a whole?)

Truth be told, “Protestantism” is a FALSE/PAGANIZED/CATHOLIZED-TYPE CULT! AND SADLY, IT’S NOW LEADING MANY, MANY, **MANY** SOULS ASTRAY! But hopefully, many of those folks will WAKE UP before it’s too late and get **OUT** of the false/Pagan/Catholicized Protestant churches while they still can and while there’s still time!

Mankind and “churches” have always had their “traditions”. But do their “traditions” line up with GOD’S TRADITIONS (the 7th-day CONSECRATED Sabbath – Saturday) and the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS of PASSOVER, TABERNACLES, PENTECOST, ETC.? If not, is it WORTH sacrificing your ETERNAL SALVATION over? Ask yourselves that, folks!

In conclusion, that’s WHY Protestantism is a “Catholic Cousin”. Cause it comes from the SAME ROOT of ROMAN PAGANISM that Catholicism does, MOCKS CHRIST in the same way that Catholicism does, SUPPLANTS Christ the same way Catholicism does (placing false tradition of MAN – Christmas & Easter & false man-made Sunday Sabbath – over the TRUE BIBLICAL TRADITIONS OF GOD – the 7th day CONSECRATED Sabbath and BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS of Passover, Tabernacles, etc.) & HATES CHRIST (the true BIBLICAL JEWISH Jesus Christ) by its practices of MOCKING CHRIST during the false Catholic man-=made holidays of Christmas & Easter!

Therefore, DON’T be a “Catholic” and DON’T be a “Catholic cousin”. BE A TRUE/BIBLICAL JUDEO-CHRISTIAN by following what JESUS AND THE BIBLE DAYS, AND **NOT** WHAT MANKIND/THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TRADITION SAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!