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Beware: The “Disguised” Devil in Plain Site!

Many Catholics (and even non-Catholics alike) just LOVE Pope Francis and think he’s “the greatest thing since sliced bread”. But what MANY people don’t realize (specifically, many Christians, Jews and Catholics themselves), is that MANY, MANY things he says and does actually goes AGAINST the bible and AGAINST Jesus Christ! Don’t believe me? Lets examine many of the PERSONAL QUOTES/BELIEFS of Pope Francis (Papa Francesco):

  • “‘Reading Genesis we imagine that God is ‘a wizard with a magic wand’ capable of doing all things, he said. ‘But it is not so. He created life and let each creature develop according to the natural laws [Evolution] which he had given each one.’”

  • [The Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism – the belief that God created the world in six days – and says that the account in the book of Genesis is an allegory for the way God created the world]
  • “Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”
  • “Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.”
  • “From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.”
  • “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.” [Note: I’m pretty sure he’s talking about those actually LIVING the lifestyle, not those “celebate” ones who struggle with same-sex attraction but still desperately want a spiritual relationship with Christ!] 
  • “A church without women would be like the apostolic college without Mary. The Madonna is more important than the apostles, and the church herself is feminine, the spouse of Christ and a mother.”
  • “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”
  • “Christians who avoid taking risks out of concern for the Ten Commandments as suffering from “cowardliness,” warning that such people become “paralyzed” and unable to “go forward
  • PLUS MANY, MORE MORE!!!!!!!! 

Now tell me, people…….If the Roman Catholic POPE (in this particular case, Francis) believes and practices things that go AGAINST the bible, then what does that say about the Roman Catholic Church’s theology/practices, in and of ITSELF? Again, lets examine the evidence…..lets examine what the Roman Catholic Church (and its theology/beliefs/practices) has to say about ITSELF:

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108: “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify“

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920: “If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church“

Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority“.

Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950): “Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church… The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope”

Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213: “Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church”.

The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893): ”The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday…The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, “Seventh-day Adventists.”

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God

But people, the point I want to make is THIS:

  1. The Roman Catholic Church (in and of itself – outside of its Fight for Pro-Life) is UNBIBLICAL
  2. Pope Francis’s “liberal theology” is UNBIBLICAL
  3. The Roman Catholic Church MIXES TRUTH WITH LIES (i.e. The Fight For Pro-Life Vs. “Bowing Down to Idols & Graven Images’, etc.)
  4. The Pope AGREES with the UNBIBLICAL “religions” of “climate change”, “ecumenicalism”, “evolution”, etc.
  5. The Pope will actually (unfortunately) HELP bring about the *reign* of the ANTICHRIST! 
  6. The Pope (& the Roman Catholic Church) are STILL persecuting the TRUE SAINTS of God (those who not only BELIEVE in the bible from Genesis to Revelation + 1611 KJV Apocrypha, but those who TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST *ALONE* AND THAT ADHERE TO the bible’s contents and warnings!)
  7. Pope Francis (who unfortunately himself is deceived, already) is/has been/will continue to SPIRITUALLY DECEIVE MANY
  8. There’s VERY good biblical evidence that the Roman Catholic Church (i.e. The Vatican) is the either the Whore and/or Beast System of Revelation! 

But remember: The Devil’s goal is to KILL, STEAL & DESTROY (lives, hearts, bodies, AND souls!) He doesn’t come with a hellish face, horns and a pitchfork, people! He comes IN DISGUISE! And what better disguise than RIGHT *INSIDE* THE CHURCH, RIGHT INSIDE THE *VATICAN ITSELF?* Think about it, folks!

When the Pope VERY FIRST “came into office”, sort’ve speak, he seemed very mild, likeable and down to Earth. All the Catholics everywhere (and even Christian themselves) seemed to love him! (But in the back of many liberal’s minds, they were hoping to, unfortunately, “use the Pope” for THEIR left-wing philosophy/causes!) And as time has wore on over the years, he’s actually BECOME more and more BOLD and UNBIBLICAL in his “stances” on issues such as “evolution”, “abortion”, “adultery”, etc. (Quite simply put, he’s been deceived by Satan and those on the left!) 

Now…….do I think the Pope is THE ANTICHRIST talked about in Revelation? Not exactly. Although I DO think there’s a very good biblical possibility that he could be THE FALSE PROPHET talked about in the book of Revelation! Because the bible says that’s EXACTLY what the FALSE PROPHET will do……LIE TO PEOPLE and make them THINK that what he’s saying/doing and thinking is BIBLICAL, when in actuality, it’s really NOT!

But the bible HINTS (in the book of Revelation in the New Testament) that both THE BEAST (Antichrist/Antichrist System) AND THE FALSE PROPHET will have SUCH power of persuasion that MANY UPON MANY will be DECEIVED! (ETERNALLY DECEIVED!)

In fact, just LOOK how many people today are ALREADY DECEIVED by “liberalism” into thinking that “homosexuality/sodomy/gay marriage/transgenderism”, “abortion”, “adultery”, “cohabiting and/or sex outside of or before marriage” is OK….When just a decade or so ago, it would’ve been UNTHINKABLE in most Christian people’s minds!

But in fact, a quote from George Orwell really gets me every time and that’s THIS: The people will believe what the media TELLS them they believe!

And The Pope & The Vatican are ALL OVER THE MEDIA! In fact, just like with Barack Obama, the media is having “quite the lovefest” with Pope Francis & The Vatican. I’m almost just as quick to blithely ask the liberal liberal media: “So….when’s *the WEDDING?*” (between they and the Pope/Vatican…..)

No, but in ALL seriousness…..one (rather liberal or not) can NOT deny the fact that the media is just DROOLING (as a collective whole) over Pope Francis & The Vatican! Seems like every other day I’m reading an article about Pope Francis this, or Vatican that, etc. Not to mention that I’ve ALSO taken notice of something: why are all the U.S. EVANGELICAL LEADERS (Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, etc.) and WORLD LEADERS meeting with the Pope? Why, INDEED? It kind’ve makes a person wonder, doesn’t it?

But then again, it should really come as NO SURPRISE since The Pope/The Vatican will have an INTEGRAL PART in the soon coming ONE WORLD ORDER! The Jesuit Vatican is where they will likely set up “headquarters” for the One World Gov’t, One World Religion and One World Economy…..or at the very least, the One World Religion part of it. WAKE UP, PEOPLE! The Jesuits (as a whole) are EVIL! They (as a whole) are Satan’s “henchmen” in disguise!

People of the world (as a whole — SPECIFICALLY Jews *and* Christians) have been SPIRITUALLY ASLEEP! People in today’s world (as a whole) are MUCH too worried about the latest music, movies or videogames than they are about world news events and how it ties in to bible prophecy! This stuff was prophesied in the bible over THOUSANDS of years ago (INCLUDING the fact that at the last days, there would be many scoffers and mockers) and yet, most people of today don’t even know that and/or don’t even care! SAD!

But I WILL say this: IF you are a member of the Roman Catholic and/or Catholic Church, don’t just walk away from it, RUN! RUN FOR YOUR DEAR SOUL’S LIFE, WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME! Because believe me, ON Jesus Christ’s Day of Judgement (The TRUE/BIBLICAL/”JEWISH” JESUS CHRIST and NOT the false, Paganized one taught in churches today)……WHEN you stand before Him, The Almighty God, maker of the heavens and the Earth……..

The very LAST thing you’d EVER want THE BIBLICAL “JEWISH” JESUS CHRIST asking YOU, The “Catholic”, is something along the lines of why you never read the bible (front to back) for yourself, to see rather or not the “Catholic churches’s teachings” are/were so and also why you (as a “practicing Catholic”) repeatedly broke the 2nd and 4th commandments (which are NOT to bow down to any idols or graven images and to remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy — respectively), amongst other things. 

Now……we know from Genesis that the TRUE, BIBLICAL SABBATH is the 7th day of the week, which is SATURDAY!!!!! Because remember……The Lord created the Earth and the heavens in 6 days and RESTED ON AND SANCTIFIED THE 7TH DAY (SATURDAY) AS A “DAY OF REST”. And so for MORTAL MAN to “change the Sabbath” and claim that God HIMSELF changed it is (either knowingly or unknowingly) committing BLASPHEMY against Almighty God! 

But folks: Rather you’re an “ex-Catholic” that’s ALREADY gotten out of the Catholic Church or you’re a Christian/Jew that KNOWS the Roman Catholic Church is NOT biblical, we need to PRAY for ALL Catholics….(INCLUDING Pope Francis and all Vatican officials)……We need to pray that the Lord Jesus Christ (the BIBLICAL “Jewish” Jesus Christ) will soon open up their hearts, souls and minds to HIS gospel and not the FALSE, Paganized gospel taught in the churches today! Because remember that you yourself were once an “uninformed” and “restless/unsaved” soul, correct? What if no-one had ever taken the time, prayers or efforts to enlighten YOU? How would YOU feel? 

Hint: DON’T READ THE NEWER BIBLE TRANSLATIONS (NKJV, NIV, NSRV) FOR THEY HAVE BEEN PERVERTED! ONLY READ THE 1611 KJV + APOCRYPHA as the Lord Jesus Christ ADMONISHES (that means SEVERELY JUDGES) anyone who ADDS/REMOVES words from the bible (as Revelation 22:18-19 states!) 

For a FREE online version (KJV + Apocrypha) please go to: https://kingjamesbibleonline.org

Scroll down to the very bottom on the left-hand side of the webpage and it will have a link that says: KJV BIBLE and the 4th link down underneath “KJV BIBLE” is THE APOCRYPHA https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Apocrypha-Books/

And if you’d like a PAPERBACK VERSION to buy, please go to: https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1487999190&sr=8-6&keywords=KJV+%2B+Apocrypha

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And if you already have a KJV bible and want to purchase the Apocrypha SEPARATELY, I’d recommend the following: https://www.amazon.com/New-Oxford-Annotated-Apocrypha-Standard/dp/0195289617/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487999344&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=oxford+apocrpha

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“Ghosts” or DEMONS IN DISGUISE?

We as a society are seemingly OBSESSED with “ghosts” and the “paranormal”….

In fact, here’s a most recent 2017 news story illustrating this fact:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ghosts-haunt-palace-says-swedish-queen-155413476.html

From TV shows like “Supernatural” to “Ghost Adventures” to movies like “Ghostbusters”, “The 6th Sense”, “The Conjuring”, and to “psychic readings”, “tarot cards”, “ouija boards” and “seances”, people seem to be obsessed with the idea of ghosts/communicating with the dead (which the bible calls AN ABOMINATION, by the way!)

But just what DRIVES us, AS a society, (and maybe even as a WORLD) to be seemingly OBSESSED with such things? And biblically speaking, is it possible that “ghosts” are actually DEMONS IN DISGUISE?

Let us turn to the bible for the answer:

2 Corinthians 11:14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil

1 Samuel 28:13-15The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.”

Note: Saul started off GOOD, with a true, HUMBLED heart for the Lord! But…..over time, God’s “favor” began to go to Saul’s head a little bit and he became “distant” and “arrogantly self-assured”, thinking that he didn’t NEED God anymore! And in ALOT of ways, our current U.S. and global society is now currently PERSONIFIED in Saul’s “fall from grace”, where, as a VERY last result, he saught out a MEDIUM (something that the bible CLEARLY PROHIBITS) to try to consort with the SO-CALLED dead spirit of “Samuel”.

We — as a nation — USED to be likened onto a “King David”, who was a man after God’s own heart. But NOW — as a world and as a nation — we have become like a rapidly spiritually deteriorating KING SAUL — who have fallen from grace and who has become a victim of DECEIVING SPIRITS, WHO ARE MASQUERADING AS ANGELS OF LIGHT!

And just WHAT does the bible, if anything, actually SAY about “ghosts/spirits”, in general? Well, we know from the following passage that when a person “dies”, they DO NOT come back (save ofcourse for Jesus Christ Almighty, who ROSE FROM THE DEAD, and also a couple instances in the bible where Jesus actually RAISED somebody from the dead — ie Lazarus, etc.):

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” – Genesis 3:19

In fact, according to http://biblereasons.com/ghosts/, 22 bible passages that PROVE that “ghosts” ARE “demonic spirits” is the following:

[[[‘You can’t talk to the dead. The dead can’t come back from the dead. Once a person dies, they either go to Heaven or Hell. You don’t have an option to be a ghost and haunt someone’s house and I will show you from Scripture’.

1. Job 7:9-10 “As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again. He will never return to his house; his hometown will no longer remember him”

2. 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 says: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him”

3. Hebrews 9:27 states: “And just as it is destined that men die only once, and after that comes judgment”

4. Matthew 25:46 proclaims: “These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life”

5. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says: “then man’s dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it”

We always hear about those stories that have to do with hauntings. People come back for revenge to claim their house, but what does Scripture say?

6. Psalm 146:4 states: “For his spirit goes out and he returns to his earth and in that day all his thoughts are destroyed”

7. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 says: “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.  Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun”

Another name for Satan is the deceiver.

He seeks to deceive as many people as he can and of course demons do the same thing. You may hear about people going to phychics and talking to dead family member, but once again those are just demons impersonating the deceased and deceiving people.

All the different ghostly activities, ghost stories, haunted mansions, etc. are all the work of demons. Watch out for people like ghost hunters who try to profit off of this.

8. 2 Corinthians 2:11 “I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes”

9. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions”

10. John 10:10 A “thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance”

11. Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil”

There are some people that might say didn’t Saul talk to Samuel’s ghost?

Notice that the figure did not come from Heaven. It came from out of the earth. Notice that the figure was not joyful and notice that Saul’s face was down. Scripture teaches that the dead can’t come back.

12. 1 Samuel 28:13-15 ‘The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do”

There are evil spirits/fallen angels in this world.

13. Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him”

14. Matthew 10:1 “And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction”

You don’t have to be afraid because they can’t harm Christians as we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. Believers are protected.

15. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”

16. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 “And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee

17. 1 John 5:18 “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him”

But that does not mean we are free to indulge in demonic activity such as black magic. We are not to seek evil. It is a sin and it will harm you. 

18. James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”

19. Ephesians 4:27 “and do not give the devil an opportunity”

20. Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am Yahweh your God”

21. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer”

Jesus did not believe in ghosts.

22. Luke 24:37-39 “They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have”]]]

The truth is, Satan knows just about everything about us. And because HE knows almost every single about us, SO DO HIS DEMONS! Therefore, the demons KNOW all about our hobbies and family members and dead family members, etc. I’ve even seen a Lifetime movie back in the day where a young mother had a 3-year old? son that died. And a “demon” was appearing to the woman IN THE FORM OF the child’s “ghost”, telling her to do things like: “kill yourself mommy, so we can be together”. DEMONS *PRETENDING TO BE GHOSTS* ARE VERY, VERY EVIL, YOU SEE? I can’t think of the name of that movie. Maybe some of the readers of this blog have seen that movie and know which one I’m talking about….? 

But anyways, the next time you “think” you hear or see a “ghost”, BEWARE! Demons are EVERYWHERE these days! It’s not even POSSIBLE, biblically speaking, for a person’s “soul” after they die, to be trapped/caught between heaven and hell. The bible says so! And ONLY praying in the name of Jesus Christ (the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ, not the fake Paganized one taught in watered=down churches today) can DELIVER a person from them! (Ofcourse, there is the HOLY SPIRIT/Spirit of God, as well as “righteous angels” but those are TOTALLYD DIFFERENT from the “ghosts” that people “think” they talk to!)

Demons are EVEN in today’s popular music, movies and TV shows! This isn’t a joke! Don’t believe me? Watch the following clip and then try to TELL me demons aren’t real (bet you can’t):

The Apocrypha: God’s Written Word Or “Catholic Doctrine?”

As a preacher/teacher of God’s Written Word (The Bible), it’s very, very hard for me to admit when I am wrong or when I’ve made a mistake as it pertains TO God’s Written Word. However, it is with much humbled grief that I ask for the readers’ forgiveness (as well as the Lord Jesus’s forgiveness) for my mistake.

Note: In my postings entitled: “Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church”, I previously thought (like many Protestant-leaning souls out there) that the Apocrypha was UNBIBLICAL and ADDED *CATHOLIC DOCTRINE*. However, it has most recently come to my attention that that is NOT the case. I have since replaced the graphic showing the Apocrypha on that particular page/post to a graphic showing the Catheism” (which clearly is NOT biblical, since we’re not supposed to “WAIT” to get Salvation in Christ!!!!)

But anyways, on with the story……So I was most recently doing some research on how they decided what all books of the bible to put in or not put in, when I came across a piece of information which said that the Apocrypha WAS INCLUDED in the ORIGINAL 1611 KJV BIBLE! [WOW! THAT JUST COMPLETELY BLEW ME AWAY!]

Not to mention that the Apocrypha was ALSO included among several fragments found in the DEAD SEA SCROLLS! (I never knew that, either!) And AS I began to dig further and further, it seems like the general consensus was that these books were REMOVED from the KJV bible around the time of the 1800’s! That really blew my mind as well! Because anyone that knows American spiritual history also knows that that’s around the same time that “Christmas” very first started being observed in America! (NOTICE THE CONNECTION?)

But yet, here’s where things get sort’ve confusing…….We know from history that the Catholic Church “created Christmas out of THIN AIR” (based on the former Pagan holiday, Saturnalia and also on the deeds of the “Catholic bishop” named “Nicolaus”). However, most Catholic Churches have KEPT the Apocrypha in their bibles, minus a few books. However, most Protestants have DONE AWAY WITH the Apocrypha and have written it off as Catholic, ONLY!” (This is strange, to say the least….?) 

However, one thing is CERTAIN: early Christians must’ve considered these books VERY IMPORTANT, in order to include them in the bible! So WHY then were they REMOVED from the bible? Why, indeed!? Some think there’s a “conspiracy” of sorts, that these books contained “sacred information” that the inner “Jewish world” didn’t want outsiders to know! But it must go much deeper than that……..?

But now there’s this whole big controversy about WHAT books should be included in the Apocrypha and RATHER or not the Apocrypha should be considered “inspired scripture” or not. That immediately caught my attention. Because if something is gonna have THAT MUCH against it/opposed to it, there must be something TO it, right? (Or so my “spiritual mind” says to myself, anyways……)

In fact, did you know that there’s 1-2 movies out there with the NAME “Apocrypha” that DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BIBLICAL APOCRYPHA **AT ALL?** That just proves my point of how SATAN DECEIVES! Because NOW, when MOST people hear the word “Apocrypha”, they won’t even likely think of things from the bible or of THE bible but will instead be thinking about a “vampire” movie, etc. of the same name! OUCH! 

But anyways, many have been asking this very question FOR YEARS: So how are we to know what happened during the times between the Old and New Testament? Why such the big gap in human history? Well, quite frankly, there IS a complete “history” of the time between the Old and New Testaments and that IS the events talked about in the Apocrypha!

Therefore, the WHOLE WRITTEN TRUTH of God has been with us ALL ALONG, it’s just that most people had NO IDEA, until now. But several people in these last days are just now starting to WAKE UP to that fact (as evidenced by the sheer NUMBER of Amazon reviews of KJV WITH APOCRYPHA bibles and so, as a born-again believer, that makes me really, really hopeful!) 

Anyhow, it was only after much “research” that I discovered that these books were not “Catholic doctrine” in any way, shape or form but were rather, EARLY CHURCH DOCTRINE! That really gets me and makes me take pause. Because obviously the EARLY CHRISTIANS/MESSIANIC JEWS would NOT have included it among their “doctrines” if it weren’t important, right?

So I did a google search. I thought: if these books were purposely removed from the bible, I’ve GOT to find out WHY, specifically, and find out WHAT on God’s green Earth was so threatening about them, to begin with!By the way, did you know that Apocrypha means HIDDEN? What do THEY (the ones that REMOVED the Apocrypha) have to HIDE? It certainly begs of question, here!  

Well, I’ve read portions of the Apocrypha books so far. And I can tell ya right now that they only seem to CONFIRM the bible (Old to New Testament), CONFIRM Jesus Christ’s divinity/Messiahship, and EXPOUND on the bible! “Wow”, I thought to myself, “could THAT maybe be why the *Rabbinical/Orthodox* Jews wanted to DO AWAY with the Apocrypha? Because they didn’t like all the passages pointing to Jesus as their Messiah?”

Well, to answer that question (and more), I went on over to Amazon and purchased the following (because like many others out there who are just now discovering the complete 100% written truth of God, I WANT and NEED to be able to read God’s COMPLETE Written Truth, from COVER TO COVER): 

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https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480800135&sr=8-1&keywords=kjv+with+apocrypha

The list of the Apocrypha books are as follows: 

  • Esdras 1
  • Esdras 2
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • The rest of the book of Esther
  • The Wisdom of Solomon
  • Ecclesiasticus 
  • Baruch
  • The Epistle (Letter) of Jeremiah
  • The rest of the book of Daniel (including Susanna, The Song of the Three Children, Bel and the Dragon)
  • Maccabees 1
  • Mabbabees 2

{Note: Now, there’s some MORE books that are mentioned in either the Old or New Testament that are NOT included on this list here from Derek A. Shaver’s KJV with Apocrypha (for whatever reason?) and one of them is “The Book of Jasher”, etc. And in fact, I’ve ALWAYS and forever wondered WHY the bible (especially the Old Testament) talks about OTHER books (such AS “The Book of Jasher”) that are NOT included in today’s Protestant KJV bible!

Why even mention those books in the OTHER testament books if they had no meaning or value, right? But whatever the reason, I’ve decided to read the book of Jasher, etc. separately, in order to get a true feel for why the book of Jasher, etc. was mentioned in the {Old Testament?} in the first place!

And not to further confuse any of ya’ll, but there’s ALSO something called THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHA or what some call “false writings” since they were SO-CALLED written by others than whom the “writings” were originally attributed to or something like that. But as I READ some of these Pseudepigrapha writings (especially, the book of Enoch 1 and the 1st and 2nd book of Adam and Eve), I can’t help but wonder if some of these books were ALSO written by Moses and possibly even “inspired” since, just like the Apocrypha, they seem to be not only CONFIRMING the bible (Old and New Testaments) but also EXPOUNDING on it! [Although I don’t agree with ALL of the “lost scriptures”. For example, I DO NOT agree with any of the Gnostic Gospels such as the Gospel of Thomas, Mary or Judas!] 

Plus, in an odd sense, if any of those writings WERE inspired by God TO Moses, then it makes PERFECT SENSE that the Devil, the enemy of mankind, would try to do WHATEVER he could to try to discredit and disqualify them and then change what we already HAVE as our “bible”, so that people were further and further DECEIVED and taken AWAY from the COMPLETE truth of the Everlasting God of Heaven, Earth and the Universe! 

the-pseudepigrapha

It’s kind’ve funny though how the COMPLETE written truth of God is in many ways, like a sacred “scavenger hunt”. For you have to search for God’s written truth through MANY, MANY different layers, like peeling back an onion of sorts. In other words, you have to do some SERIOUS DIGGING to get to the COMPLETE PEARL of God’s COMPLETE written truth.

I’m seriously spiritually lamenting (now that I’m “in the know”) about just how many people have NO IDEA that 14-15 extra books were EXCLUDED from the bible in the 1800s! Probably MILLIONS upon MILLONS….People just take their “Protestant KJV” for granted, not EVER thinking (as a whole) that maybe there’s more to it than JUST the Old and New Testaments. Because OFCOURSE Almighty God would want us to know the COMPLETE HISTORY from beginning to end, and NOT just a “part” of it, right?

Although I have to admit, I’m STILL in complete and utter shock over this! As I read through my KJV + Apocrypha bible by Derek A. Shaver, I pray that it will enlighten my heart and my SOUL to God’s Written Word like NEVER BEFORE and that I will never, EVER stray from Jesus’s COMPLETE written word for ALL ETERNITY! I feel SO lucky and BLESSED beyond belief that I have FINALLY come to know THE TRUTH about the Apocrypha! And now, you, my beloved readers, know the truth as well! And the truth shall set you free! 😉

P.S.: The REASON I recommend the Derek A. Shaver version is because it has original Gothic headings and subheadings and updated spelling WITHOUT changing the “concept” of the words from the original 1611 KJV. And even though MUCH DEBATE still rages about rather or not these 14-15 books are “inspired” or not, they’re differently worth a read, rather as PART of the bible or as a separate “reference section”. Heck, even Martin Luther HIMSELF said they were “beneficial reading”.

I hope and pray that this post has FURTHER encouraged and enlightened you to search out and read God’s COMPLETE written word, before it’s too late and taken out of print again! Thanks and have a blessed, wonderful day in the name of the Lord! Amen. 

Dealing With Frustration/Fear/Discouragement

Frustration. Fear. Anger. Discouragement. It’s something we’ve ALL felt in our lives, from time to time. And looking through the pages of Holy Writ (Old AND New Testaments but ESPECIALLY the Old Testament), one might come to falsely believe that the Old Testament kings/prophets never had their fair share of anger/fear/frustration/disappointment. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! 

King David was known (at times) to be in GREAT DESPAIR (over his sins!) This is evidenced in Psalm 69:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therefore, David DESPAIRED, Jeremiah WEEPED and Elijah FEARED! They were all HUMAN, just like you and me! And truth be told, NONE of the Lord’s Old/New Testament prophets and/or Old Testament kings were perfect, for even THEY made mistakes! They FEARED, they WEEPED, they felt HIGHLY DISCOURAGED at times, like I said! However, nearly ALL of them (with the exception of King Saul & a few others) repented and came back to the Lord! This is evidence of how the Lord “restored” each of them:

David: Psalm 71 and 72 seem to answer Psalms 69 and 70

Jeremiah: Jeremiah 15: 19-21 was God’s response TO Jeremiah, concerning Jeremiah’s “discouragement”

Elijah: 1 Kings 19: 9-18 is the Lord’s “response” TO Elijah’s “fear”/”discouragement”

But if that STILL don’t help you, then let me tell you of my OWN experiences with fear/anger/discouragement:

1). I’m the only Messianic Jewish-Christian in my family and they all think I’m “crazy” for believing in Jesus Christ and “the bible”, etc.

2). I’m one of the only “open believers” at my workplace (a place where many like to “mock Christ” and “mock the bible”, because they think it’s so much FUN/ENTERTAINING/EMPOWERING to do so!)

3). While all of my old High-School and college friends are now pretty much all married with kids, there’s a very good chance that marriage & kids is not in the cards for ME, as far as THE LORD’S WILL seems to go (thus, making ME feel like a sort’ve “modern-day Jeremiah”)

4). Just like Jeremiah in the OT times, it seems the more I try to preach the gospel of Christ, the more people DON’T listen to me, which is HIGHLY DISCOURAGING, to say the least!

5). People in my family, my workplace/etc. make ME feel like the “bad guy” for not believing in “gay marriage”, “abortion”, “gay rights”, etc.

6). I have a couple of “Christian” friends who find absolutely nothing wrong with abortion, gay marriage and Catholic Church “theology” and of whom seem to think I’m such an “awful person” for trying to say that women shouldn’t have abortions for any reason, and that gay marriage and the Catholic Church are NOT of God!

7). I more or less feel like I’m being forced to celebrate “Dec25th” against my will (just to keep the peace in the family), even though I know in my heart and soul what a GODLESS, DISGUSTING holiday December 25th is! My “Christian” friends think I’m the Devil for even doing so much as “suggesting” that “Dec25th” has MAJOR PAGAN ORIGINS and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST! But in fact, THE WORLD makes me feel like such a “you-know-what” for NOT wanting to celebrate it!

But what is the crime, there? Just because EVERYONE does something doesn’t make it “right”, biblically-speaking! If the world worshiped Baal, would THAT make it “right”, biblically speaking? Anyways, I hate myself for being complacent on this one and for not putting my foot down. Not to mention I’m also probably being a a bit “hypocritical” here as well, as in previous posts, I stated that Christians celebrating “Dec.25th”, KNOWING its true connotations were in possible danger of judgement. 

8). Related to #3 above, any time I even “try” to date someone who’s even “remotely” Christian, it NEVER WORKS OUT. EVER. And when I inquired to the Lord about it, the Lord’s response more or less seemed to be: I don’t call EVERYONE to date/get married, ya know? (Hinting that my heavenly “calling” IS to be likened unto a “modern-day Jeremiah”?)

9). A couple of sins I struggle with (hoarding and/or food addiction) are SO HARD to overcome. I go through periods of time where I can “seem” to overcome it for awhile. But then…..I oftentimes seem to subtly go right back to it (nevermind the fact that I’ve tried to pray and cry out to the Lord about it LOTS of times……maybe I just need more faith?)

10). I try to find time each and every single day to “spend time with the Lord” and/or to “read his written word”. But it seems like every single time I try to open up the bible, I get sleepy…….really, really sleepy……or I become SO afraid of accidentally getting a WRONG interpretation from the bible that I’m almost too afraid to read it, sometimes (I know how ridiculous that must sound to some!) 

11). No matter HOW HARD I try to keep my patience at ALL times and in ALL situations, there’s things in my family and ESPECIALLY at my workplace that test my patience TO THE HILT! Working with the general “public” on any given day’s gonna come with customer “complaints”, naturally. And oftentimes, it’s complaints that either I can’t do anything about (as I don’t make the rules there) OR that I consider not even “complainable”.  

For example, if I try to bag a customer’s food in a special way where the hot stuff isn’t touching the cold stuff or if I want to wrap up some small tubs of sauces in a small bag WITHIN the plastic bag so the sauce doesn’t move around in the plastic sack and spill everywhere, it seems like 8 times out of 10, the customer will either COMPLAIN or give me this STRANGE LOOK like “ugh, you’re being WAY TOO nice to me, you’re WAY over-doing it, ugh!” And it REALLY tests my patience, sometimes! Here I am, trying to provide EXEMPLARY customer service TO the customer, and yet, there they are, complaining about EVERY. SINGLE. LITTLE. THING! It’s NUTS! In fact, this is often what I have to deal with on a daily basis!

I kid you not. I’ve had days where ONE customer complained about 5 or more small little things, one right after another, boom, boom, boom! And then, they’d have the gall to complain to ME if MY face looked even just a “little” minorly frustrated at the end of their “spiel”. Or I’ll have customers that won’t complain but they’ll wait until I have everything all bagged up for them, with a long line behind them and then, they’ll ADD things to their “order”. AGGRAVATING! But I have to try to remember to have the PATIENCE OF CHRIST! That’s not always easy in my line of work, folks! In fact, I’ve even had customers complain that I’m TOO nice at times. Well, in MY opinion, being “too nice” is FAR much better than being “rude”, am I right?

What IS it about human nature, that the MORE someone gives to us, the LESS AND LESS we appreciate it? Now I sort’ve know how Jesus Christ must’ve felt on the cross. And even before and after. During the times of the ancient Israelites, The Lord did A TON of stuff for the Israelites: He brought them out of Egypt, he parted the Red Sea for them, he gave them manna to eat from heaven, he miraculously brought forth water from rocks/desert, he oftentimes helped them defeat their enemies and blessed their crops, etc. etc. But it seemed like no matter HOW MUCH he did for ancient Israel, the Israelites STILL turned on Him and were UNGRATEFUL to Him! In fact, it seemed that THE MORE He DID for ancient Israel, the more and MORE they hated Him and turned on Him! HOW SAD! 😦

Honestly, there’ve been days at work when I’ve felt like: “Ok, if the customers want to complain, LET THEM, I’m sick and tired of trying to provide them exemplary service if they’re just going to walk all over me like that!” But ya want to know what the Lord taught me on those days?Treat ALL customers the way the RUDE customers treat YOU, guess what? YOU are then NO BETTER THAN THEY ARE!” Ouch! A hard lesson learned, but learned, nonethess!

Oftentimes, WHEN we are feeling discouraged, it’s because we’re spiritually lacking in something! Do we lack faith? Obedience? Patience? What IS it that we lack, first of all? And secondly, how do we overcome whatever’s LACKING? Answer: Through the Almighty Power & Glory of our Lord, Yeshua Hama’shiach (Jesus Christ Almighty!) His ways are NOT our ways and His divine understanding is NOT our human understanding! Our human nature is to want to get even with those who discourage us! But it’s Jesus’s nature to HUMBLE US!

lt’s not all bunnies and rainbows, folks! There’s going to be times in our lives when we feel MAJORLY DISCOURAGED and feel like throwing in the towel! But we MUST remember:

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” [Matthew 24:13]

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” [Psalms 34: 17-19]

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” [Isaiah 41:10]

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

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” [Psalms 55:22]

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” [Galatians 6:9]

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” [Lamentations 3: 22-24]

And if that STILL doesn’t encourage you or provide hope, then think of it THIS WAY: Satan and his demons are THE ONES who are making you FEEL the way you do right now! And it’s their JOB to make you feel that way! HOWEVER, Revelation 20 and Matthew 25 state that they’ve ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED! They are nothing more than DEFEATED FOES:

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matthew 25:41]

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” [Revelation 20:10]

So just remember THIS, folks……When Satan and his demons get you down, just remind Satan of his future! (Revelation 20:10)

So……in conclusion? ANGER NOT, FEAR NOT, BE DISCOURAGED NOT! Why? Because God/Jesus Christ is IN CONTROL! And may you and I never, EVER forget that folks, for the rest of our existence! Amen! 😉

 

“FOR WHEN THEY SAY PEACE AND SAFETY”….[Donald J. Trump: America’s Last Stand, PART TWO]

“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” – 1 Thessalonians 5:3

There’s one thing that I need to make EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR…….JUST BECAUSE Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence are the President-Elect and Vice-President Elect does NOT mean that we’re not STILL living in the End Times!

Let me repeat: Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence (as good as they may “seem” on the Pro-Life surface) will NOT “cancel out the End Times”, as many Christians now popularly believe.

Folks, we’re still living in some of THE MOST TURBULENT TIMES IN HUMAN HISTORY! In fact, many of OUR sins/national sins, here in the year 2016 and on, would make Sodom & Gomorrah BLUSH! Do you REALLY think the Lord’s gonna pull back his Wrath that’s already BEEN upon this nation FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW, and cancel it out completely and decide to PROSPER this nation, INSTEAD?

While I’m sure there was probably a couple of times in the bible when the Lord was “planning” to execute his Wrath on an entire city or nation, but then held back for a bit when the MAJORITY of that city/nation or a prophet of that nation cried out to HIM (for example, the city of Nineveh who IMMEDIATELY repented at the word of the prophet Jonah and also Moses, who interceded for the entire nation of Israel on top of Mount Sinai), 99% of the time, the Lord did NOT “cancel out or delay his Wrath”.

While 2 Chronicles 7:14 says the following: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”, do you REALLY think that ENOUGH CHRISTIANS HAVE REPENTED AND SOUGHT TO **TRULY** HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND SEEK THE LORD’S FACE, WHILE HE MAY STILL BE SPIRITUALLY FOUND?

Cause the truth is, today, in the year 2016, most of us are (quite sadly) too busy on our ipads, iphones, social media, and the like. We don’t really have TIME to pray and/or read the bible (as a whole) but we have TIME to do plenty of OTHER things (go out to eat, go to the movies, sleep, spend time with our families, read a novel for leisure, travel to see a friend, etc.), am I right?

In fact, when’s the last time YOU fasted? The BIBLICAL WAY? Washed your face, anointed your forehead with olive oil, FASTED (that means, to have NO FOOD for a period of time — anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days, depending on the “health abilities” and “Lord’s specific will” of a person — though water/etc. is allowed), DIDN’T TELL A SOUL and PRAYED FOR UNDERSTANDING/BIBLICAL INSIGHT from the Lord?

Heck, when’s the last time “I” myself did that, even? Up until most recently, it had been awhile (for me). And only this most RECENT time did I ever attempt to try to do it the “biblical way”. And once more, I even “failed” in the NOT TELLING A SOUL part, since I “accidentally” told a coworker that I was attempting to do a biblical fast and how “hard” it was and how “tempted” I was to start eating things, especially when a migraine head-ache set in, halfway through………

And then I started getting really sick from not eating and felt as though I had to “break my fast” and eat something, so that I wouldn’t faint or pass out. BUT DOES JESUS CHRIST ACCEPT *EXCUSES* WHEN IT COMES TO BREAKING A FAST? I doubt it. Which is why I’ll have to try even harder NEXT TIME……..sigh………….In fact, many others out there also face the same “temptations” to “break their fast” and probably say a prayer along the lines of, “Lord, please give me the strength” and then dive into a thing of nachos/etc. when they feel as though their “growling/sore tummy” can’t take it any longer!

But that’s my whole entire POINT, here……For if I myself have been “slack” on prayer and fasting lately (the “biblical way”), just think of how many OTHER “Christians” and “Messianic Jews” have been. And then, further out from there, just think of how SLACK we’ve been on “prayer & fasting” (the BIBLICAL WAY), AS A NATION. Do we see where I’m going with this, folks?

People today (as a whole) are SO BLIND (SPIRITUALLY!) They can name you the latest movies, celebrities, news articles or videogames, etc., but yet, they oftentimes can’t name you the “smaller” books of the bible or even in what “order” most of the bible books are placed in the bible, or even name off the COMPLETE list of 10 commandments….

And that’s my point. We (as a whole) don’t have TIME for Jesus but we have TIME for OTHER “hobbies” and “activities”, am I right? And our spiritual states, PERSONALLY? Imagine what the COLLECTIVE SPIRITUAL STATE IS of this country……NATIONALLY!

To be frank, we’re not in a “good spot”, folks (spiritually speaking). NOT BY A LONG SHOT! We (as a nation — and even as a collective GLOBAL WORLD) are in what the archangel Michael once called to me during a near-suicide experience “THE RED ZONE”. That simply means our collective HEART is as far from God/Jesus Christ as can possibly be!

And as the years and “collective social culture” wears on, our collective HEART’s becoming EVEN FURTHER drawn away from Him! We’re in a scary place, folks (spiritually speaking). People need to WAKE UP from their spiritual slumber before it’s too late!

We (as a nation — and even as a world) have BEEN ASLEEP (spiritually speaking). We’ve been FAR too busy chasing after “human social ideals” and “politically correct/PC Culture”, than chasing after Jesus! And believe me, this nation (and this world) is soon gonna pay the price!

When Jesus ADMONISHED his disciples for “falling asleep” in the Garden of Gethsemane while he prayed, that was a CLEAR foreshadowing of all the Lord’s people (as individuals AND as a collective whole) that would be spiritually “falling asleep” during the END TIMES!

“But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers” – Luke 12:45-46

“But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” – Matthew 24: 48-51

And UNLIKE the ancient biblical times when the disciples still had so-called time to repent, we do NOT have that sort of “collective time”, folks! Tomorrow is NEVER GUARANTEED! (Heck, even 5 minutes of your life from now is NEVER GUARANTEED!) Therefore, REPENT, and SPIRITUALLY WAKE UP YOUR SINFUL, DEAD, SLEEPING SOUL, for the ETERNAL KINGDOM OF GOD/JESUS CHRIST WILL SOON BE AT HAND!

And ya want to know what? For MOST people, Jesus’s 2nd arrival upon Earth will come AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT! (In other words, when they VERY, VERY LEAST EXPECT IT):

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief” – 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4

“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” – Revelation 16:15

Matthew 24:36 – “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only

Revelation 3:3 – “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee”

Matthew 24:44  “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”

But about the most troubling thing YET is how many “Christians” and even some “Messianic Jews” or “Jewish-leaning Christians” out there are now debating amongst themselves if Trump could be the “Modern-Day King Cyrus”. But like I said in my previous post on Trump, rather he is or isn’t is BESIDES the point! The POINT folks, is that we’re STILL living in the End Times and need to spiritually PREPARE ourselves for what lays ahead, in the course of global human history!

Also: Try to think about it THIS WAY: People say that Satan and his demons never say anything of “truth”. But that’s not true. They’ll speak “little snippets” of truth or do some “good things” here and there, in order to DECEIVE PEOPLE! For example, The Roman Catholic Church does some EXCEPTIONAL Pro-Life campaigning and protests (if I don’t say so myself)….However, its overall Catholic “theology” (infant baptism, bowing down to idols and images/etc.) is leading many naive/unfortunate souls TO HELL! Do you see how the Devil works, folks? How he inserts just a “small” bit of truth and mixes it up in a BAG OF LIES, in order to DECEIVE PEOPLE?

And to me, it would rather seem that he’s working behind the scenes of both the Pro-Abortion lobby AND in the seemingly “Pro-Life” new gov’t about to take shape. Why? Because if he can successfully deceive Christians into thinking/saying: See? We won! We have a Pro-Life majority now in Gov’t”, that he can ALSO successfully deceive them into thinking that Trump’s a “Modern-Day Cyrus“.

And if Roe V. Wade ever gets overturned? WATCH OUT…….for I believe that’ll be the PRIME VEHICLE that Satan will choose to DECEIVE THE MASSES! Now, don’t get me wrong. Over-turning Roe V. Wade would be a GREAT VICTORY for the Lord Jesus Christ, his people and the hosts of heaven! But it can also lead to potential dangers of deception…

The bible speaks of the End Times in Israel……how…..when they “think” they are “safe and secure” and have “brokered peace”, that they’ll become TOO TRUSTING and LET THEIR GUARD DOWN! And folks…….that’s EXACTLY what’s gonna happen with many Christians/Messianic Jews when THEY let their guards down because: Hey, Planned Parenthood got defunded! Roe v. Wade got over-turned!”

Do you see where I’m going with this, folks? And I’m not saying 100% those 2 things will happen, but IF/WHEN they do, or when OTHER similar like things occur, I know in my heart and soul that Christians/Messianic Jews are gonna be letting their guards down, just because they “think” they’ve won! And that’s EXACTLY what I mean…..we’re in a VERY dangerous, vulnerable spot, folks! WE HAVE TO BE ON OUR BEST SPIRITUAL GUARD, AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES!

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

Down below, Evangelist Anita Fuentes of EMOAF Ministries discusses and explains how “Judgement is Not Postponed”. She explains some things on this topic better than I do, which is why I decided to post her video down below. 

Donald J. Trump: America’s Last Stand

Right after 9-11, many, many Americans started filling churches, in search of God or A god……desperate for answers. But that “searching for God” phase seemed to be short-lived. Just 2 and 1/2 years later, America decided to go to war…….with IRAQ……and then, all heck seemed to break loose. Americans and namely, American CHRISTIANS were just seeming to become, over time……COMPLACENT. Many just “gave up”. And it SHOWED.

And sometime between then and around the year 2005 or so, the mindset of “politically correct” was born. I think it began with a woman on an American TV talk show that was AGAINST the Iraq war. And then it all sort’ve snowballed from there. Because it wasn’t long before liberals (and many Americans, in general) started asking the questions: “Was it RIGHT for us to go to war with Iraq? What about the “innocent” Muslim groups who have NOT yet participated in Jihad?”, etc. Thus, politically correct (aka PC culture) was born!

Democrats that were unhappy with Bush (as a whole) started developing these immoral ideas. And over time, those immoral ideas became more and more immoral. And by the time President Obama took the stage, it seemed like it was over for America. It seemed like America was done. And THEN, when Obama got re-elected, many Christian conservatives were wondering if he was the Anti-Christ. On the flipside, Democrats everywhere (as a whole) were just ELATED that they once again had control of the White House. It became an Anything Goes type of morality.

Even during this middle of his 8-year term, Obama himself seemed to be embracing this “Anything Goes” type of morality. The LGBT started gaining more “rights” than EVER BEFORE. The Supreme Court LEGALIZED gay marriage all across the land. Not to mention they even PROJECTED the image of KALI on top the Empire State Building, and the “gay rainbow colors” on the White House! 

Many Americans (namely, Christian conservative Americans) just saw this country as DONE. They didn’t really have any hope. All hope to them was VANQUISHED! Many of them (early, early on in the primaries) didn’t even really CARE who got to be president in 2016, as they didn’t really think it would make much of a difference at THIS rate, since the LGBT mafia had already gotten its ways in the schools, in the media, in “mainstream American culture”, etc. They kind’ve just gave up on America and on their Christian, moral values.

But THEN………A GREAT SHIFT HAPPENED….Americans (as a whole) started realizing that American national security had been put at risk, and that things in the political world aren’t always what they seem. Americans realized that they had been LIED TO and PLAYED. They realized JUST HOW MUCH CORRUPTION there is in our government.

[But in fact, even many non-conservative Americans know and realize that our nation is in trouble. Our unemployment rate is at an all-time high, “Obamacare” premiums are SKYROCKETING in cost, our national debt is unsustainable…….not to mention we have a FLOOD of immigrants coming into our country (some of them even “terrorists” who wish to do HARM to this country!]

It’s quite a slippery slope once you LEGALIZE something that the Lord considers SIN. When the 1973 Roe V. Wade decision came on, things were bad. But the June 26, 2015 decision to legalize gay marriage in ALL 50 U.S. States really did us in, as a nation (as far as God’s Wrath is concerned!) Ever since the 1973 Roe V. Wade, Jesus Christ kept giving this nation time and time and time and time to repent. But we (as a nation) did NOT repent. In fact, we just got WORSE (as far as the legalization of SIN practices go!) And that’s what’s scary].

And while many LIBERALS are upset over the Trump win (with many “college students” even protesting the results of the election, nation-wide), Trump (as of right now) is going to be our 45th president. But just what does that mean, PROPHETICALLY? Many Christians and Conservatives are putting all their hope INTO Trump, INSTEAD of in Jesus Christ Almighty. In fact, they’re viewing Trump as some sort of “Messiah-like figure”, with some even proclaiming that he’s the “Lord’s Anointed” and/or a “Modern-Day King Cyrus”. 

But the point I want to make is THIS: First off, NOBODY knows the day or the hour of the Rapture OR PRECISELY **WHEN** the Lord Jesus Christ’s return to Earth, NOT EVEN the angels in heaven, but the Heavenly Father, ONLY! In fact, if Trump DOES get to be president and DOES deliver on some of his campaign promises and America DOES “prosper” for a season, I think there’s likely a VERY good possibility that the Rapture of the Church may occur THEN……when people are caught HIGHLY OFF-GUARD and are LEAST expecting Him!

In other words, the Lord Jesus’s Rapture will catch them LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT! And Jesus is NOT returning for “wayward Christians” who AREN’T keeping watch, folks! He’s returning for “his” ELECT……he’s returning for those that are/were keeping watch the whole time, and living a life that was biblically PLEASING to Him!

In fact, Luke 21:28 says: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” while Matthew 24: 42-46 says: Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing”.

So……what “things” is Luke 21:28 talking about? Luke 21: 8-28 just barely scratches the surface of what these things are while 2 Timothy 4: 3-4 says: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” while 2 Timothy 3: 1-5 says:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”. 

And furthermore, rather or not Donald J. Trump is (or isn’t) a “Modern-Day King Cyrus” is BEYOND THE POINT! Because remember that our HOPE is NOT to be in any ONE human being but ONLY in Jesus Christ Almighty, for he IS our Salvation and he IS our Hope! Because at ALL times and in ALL ways, we’re supposed to be CONSTANTLY (every hour of every day) about the Heavenly Father’s business! (Even in our dreams! For remember that according to Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”)

What does that MEAN, some may wonder? It means that we’re to be keeping our focus SOLELY on Jesus Christ Almighty and the signs of the times…….AND that we’re supposed to be still trying to win AS MANY souls to Jesus Christ as humanly possible, WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME!

A person’s voting party is BESIDES the point. The POINT is rather or not YOUR HEART is right with Jesus Christ Almighty! Although I WILL say in retrospect that those who support Hilary/abortion AND call themselves “Christian” have got some SERIOUS soul-searching to do. Enough said. However……as far as the dynamics of Trump go, there’s alot more here than meets the eye. Which is why I decided to write this post.

While it’s true that Donald J. Trump IS a highly successful businessman/entrepreneur who would likely be good for jobs/the American economy, there’s STILL many unanswered questions, here:

1). Will Trump actually do what he says he will do?

2). Has Trump ever repented to Jesus Christ of his sins?

3). Will Trump be assassinated before he even becomes president?

4). IS he a “Modern-Day King Cyrus” or “Modern-Day King Nebuchadnezzar” (an “arrogant king” who later turned to Almighty God in the Old Testament) as many Christians claim? If not, then WHO is he, prophetically speaking?

5). AS MUCH as I absolutely HATE having to consider this one, COULD it be possible that Donald J. Trump is the Anti-Christ talked about in Revelation?

He won’t be sworn in until January 20, 2017 and alot could happen by then. Ya never know. Many of the unhappy Leftists want the electoral college electors to DEFY their state’s votes and vote for Hilary Clinton instead, on December 19th, 2016 of this year! And while it’s highly unlikely the electors’ll do so, the Leftists are still holding out hope for such.

[In fact, many on the Left (as a whole) are now acting like such poor, poor “coddled whiners”…….I think that’s sad. Democrats (as a whole) have lost their focus on what “patriotism” is all about…..Which makes me wish that Democrats (as a whole) would start to have some “patriotic common sense” and support our President Elect, like the rest of America. Not to say that the Republican party is “perfect”, ofcourse. It has its flaws, just like any political party would.

HOWEVER……when it comes to BIBLICAL VALUES (Pro-Life/Anti-Abortion, etc.) and AMERICAN PATRIOTIC VALUES, the Republican party is more far more “seemingly” aligned with biblical values (as a whole) AND American patriotic values (as a whole) than the Democratic party is

Because remember: Liberalism leads to Socialism and Socialism leads to COMMUNISM and communism leads to………VENEZUELA! And Venezuela is LIVING, VISUAL PROOF THAT COMMUNISM ISN’T SO GREAT, AFTERALL! They practically have no toilet paper or medicine there, folks! Their refrigerators and supermarket shelves are practically EMPTY! A loaf of bread now costs close to the equivalent of U.S. $300?

{Granted, many of them can still hop over to Colombia to “occasionally” buy food, toilet paper, medicine, etc. but there are STILL long lines & “food riots” they have to endure, not to mention there’s never any “guarantee” that the supplies won’t run out before they even get there. Plus the supplies are likely “rationed”, as it is. Sounds like quite a “paradise”, doesn’t it?}

And just for measure, if the ENTIRE American country ever went the way of Venezuela, where would WE hop over to to get OUR food/medicine/toilet paper? We’d either have to fly, hop on a ship, or wait for IMPORTS (if any) to come in. And supplies would be “limited” and “rationed off”, no doubt. Not much of a political, economic or social “paradise”, huh?

Heck, even many Venezuelans THEMSELVES would probably give ANYTHING to live under anything BUT communism. Many of them even want to escape here to the U.S.! Why? Because they know if they can get in here to the U.S., that they’d have it pretty good here, compared to how they have things back at home! And if most liberals and communist loving Democrats (as a whole) would take the time to talk to Venezuelans IN PERSON, I’m sure the Venezuelans would tell them how truly TERRIBLE and AWFUL communism is!!!!! 

In fact, I even wonder what would happen if some of the most liberal of liberals here were forced to live in Venezuela for a month. I wonder if they’d think communism was still so great, then. They think socialism/communism/liberalism “sounds good”, on the surface, but once they were actually LIVING IT – like the people in Venezuela are – something tells me those poor folks wouldn’t find it so “great”, afterall!!! In fact, they’d probably be hopping back on the next plane to America as fast as their precious feet could carry them! 

But as Christians/Messianic Jews/the Lord’s people, it is our job to SPIRITUALLY DISCERN THE SIGNS OF THE TIME AND NOT TO PUT ALL OUR *SPIRITUAL HOPE* INTO ONE, HUMAN BEING (be it Donald J. Trump or Mike Pence or WHOMEVER).

I WILL say THIS, though……If #4 from my list of scenarios up above is not true, (and there’s a very likely chance it’s not), then it’s possible that some highly catastrophic event (or FALSE FLAG EVENT?) will happen that’ll bring America to its knees, and I’m not totally sure how that would play out with a man who — theoretically speaking –WASN’T the “Modern-Day King Cyrus”. 

And if #5 from my list of scenarios is true — PURELY theoretically speaking — (and I’m really, truly hoping beyond all hope that it’s NOT true), then SEVERAL things would occur:

1). The people that DON’T like him NOW (on 11/17/16) will eventually START to like him, and even GROW to love him on a “worship-type level”

2). Many Christians will be DECEIVED by him and think he IS Almighty God in the flesh and the “Savior of the World and of America” (I’m NOT even kidding, folks!)

3). He will help to create a one-world gov’t system (one world religion, one world gov’t, and one world economy)

4). He will eventually require ALL men, women and children to take a mark on their right hand or their forehead, in order to be able to buy or sell (Revelation 13’s MARK OF THE BEAST)

5). He will PRETEND to make peace with Israel, then perform what’s known as THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION in which he’ll set himself up in the temple and declare that he’s God

6). He will pit himself above ALL gods (EVEN God Almighty) and call HIMSELF God!

7). He will make war with the saints (the TRUE Christians/Messianic Jews who adhere to the gospel, the COMPLETE gospel, from Old Testament to New Testament COMBINED)

But like I said, at THIS point, it’s too early to tell. But just be on your spiritual toes. And DON’T be fooled by any ONE person that puts ALL their faith and trust into ONE FALLIBLE HUMAN BEING (no matter WHO that fallible human being happens to be!)

Plus, one thing’s FOR SURE. We all need to PRAY for this nation, PRAY for Donald J. Trump and his administration, pray for ALL our unbelieving friends/family/coworkers and even pray for the Leftists and The Democratic Party/Candidates! In short, we need to start praying like never before for ALL Americans in this country!  

HOWEVER……THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE WAGING ON IN AMERICA AND THE WORLD TODAY GOES FAR *BEYOND* POLITICS AND AMERICAN PATRIOTISM, FOLKS! BECAUSE REMEMBER FOLKS: IT’S AN ALL-OUT WAR FOR YOUR **SOUL**, HERE!!!!

And P.S.: do you have any HEAVENLY/NEW JERUSALEM/JESUS-BEING-THE-ONLY-WAY-TO-SALVATION PATRIOTISM? If not, it’s time to get some!

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

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

  • It’s a REQUIRED mark for ALL the Earth’s inhabitants, in order to be able to buy or sell
  • It’s NOT about buying or selling but about WORSHIP of the Beast
  • It must be received in a person’s right hand or in their forehead
  • WITHOUT the Mark, the name of the Beast, or the Number of his name, NO person will be able to buy or sell
  • ALL that refuse to take The Mark will be killed [Revelation 13:15]
  • The number of the Beast is 666
  • ALL who receive the Mark of the Beast? “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name”Revelation 14:9-11
  • There is NO FORGIVENESS by Jesus Christ FOR a person taking the Mark of The Beast. NONE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” [Revelation 14:11] 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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