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Drug use in TV shows: The Latest Preconditioning Of The Masses

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Ever since 9/11, Americans have been systematically pre-conditioned by the elite to believe whatever the media and gov’t has LED them to believe. And in past 5 years or so, it’s ONLY gotten worse, folks!

Not only are we now being INVADED by the “transgender mafia” in today’s mass media, who, for example, believe that biological gender is no longer “scientific fact”. It would rather seem that in TODAY’S godless society, gender is now determined by FEELINGS and NOT by actual biological reality!

But along with the pro-homosexual, pro-transgender, pro-socialism, pro-abortion and pro-immigration etc. “Movements”, there is also YET ANOTHER “Movement” that is SILENTLY HAPPENING….the secret movement to GLAMORIZE/LEGITIMIZE drug use! And the elite come at us SO subtly with it, that we don’t even really see it happening!

Several of today’s TV and Movie Producers want to try to trick US (the American people) into thinking that THEIR movies and TV shows reflect the “natural reality” that is today’s world and also that they’re just producing movies and TV shows that viewers are DEMANDING. But that’s not true, folks! Because the Luciferian elite has “an agenda”: and their “agenda” is to DESENSITIZE US to things that DISPLEASE GOD (such as abortion, murder, drug use, transgenderism, violence, etc.)

In fact, when I most recently did a Google search to try to find out how many of today’s TV shows feature drug use, I was ASTOUNDED!

But again…….it didn’t really surprise me much since there have been several “mini-drug epidemics” in various pockets across the U.S.! So it begs of question…….Were these drug-addicted TV characters produced as a result OF the “mini-drug epidemics” across various pockets of the U.S. or were the “mini-drug epidemics” actually caused BY some of these TV shows that try to “glamorize/legitimize” drug use and/or the drug-dealing/using “lifestyle?”

People keep saying that it’s ONLY “young people” that are “impressionable”. But guess what, folks? People IN GENERAL are “impressionable”. Because if they weren’t, society (as a whole) NEVER, EVER would’ve accepted the “concepts” of 3rd-trimester abortions, homosexual “marriage”, transgenderism, and the “idea” of letting a full-grown man into a ladies bathroom! Think about it, folks!

For a long time, the American public has been lied to! Through music, movies, court cases, newspaper/magazine articles, books and TV shows, the “godless elite” has attempted to wreck havoc on EVERY American soul!

They WANT us to believe that homosexuality/transgenderism is “good”, they WANT us to believe that abortion is “okay”, they WANT us to believe that socialism is “great” and that religion is “evil”, just like they now WANT us to believe that drugs are “good”, “glamorous” and “OK”…….

Look no further than the following TV shows and/or movie characters to see exactly what I mean:

1). Wendy Case in Sons of Anarchy – addicted to METH & HEROIN

2). Bubbles in The Wire – addicted to HEROIN

3). Renton in Trainspotting – addicted to HEROIN

4). Tyrone Biggums in Chapelle’s Show – addicted to CRACK

5). Christoper Molisanti in Sopranos – addicted to HEROIN, etc.

6). Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes – addicted to COCAINE & MORPHINE

7). Dr. House on House – addicted to VICODIN

8). Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad – addicted to METH & HEROIN, etc.

9). ENTIRE CAST of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – addicted to INHALANTS, CRACK, ECSTASY, COCAINE, etc.

10). George Jung in Blow – addicted to HEROIN & COCAINE, etc.

11). Jack Bauer in 24 – addicted to HEROIN

12). Philip Pearson in Travelers – addicted to HEROIN

Plus many, many more! And as you can see, 8 of the 12 (over 60%) have to do with HEROIN ADDICTION while 3 of the 12 (25%) have to do with COCAINE ADDICTION.

Drugs were once frowned upon in society. But now…….there seems to be this slow “societal shift”……Now, the Luciferian elite are trying to make drugs seem “cool”, “fun” and “in style”.

Many people today don’t have “time” to read their bibles or spend time with the Lord in prayer. But hey…..they have time for their “movies” and their “TV shows”, am I right? And THAT folks, is what the Luciferian elite is banking on.

Research even shows what happens to our brains when we see visual and verbal images of something over and over and over again in the mass media; we become desensitized to it to the point where we don’t even hardly notice it anymore. And THAT folks, is ALSO another thing the Luciferian elite is banking on.

People’s minds are impressionable (ESPECIALLY young children’s and *UNSAVED* people’s minds). And if a person or child has a favorite TV or movie character, they can quickly become *subconsciously OBSESSED* with said character……..and…….over time, began to EMPATHIZE with the character (and if the subconscious obsession creeps up deeply enough), even start to BECOME like the “character”. And if the character takes drugs……..well……it’s really NO WONDER there’s such a “drug epidemic” here in America and also in today’s global world. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heroin-use-in-u-s-reaches-alarming-20-year-high/

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/17/drug-overdose-deaths-increased-by-33-percent-in-past-5-years.html

These movie and TV characters that are “regular and/or occasional” drug users/dealers? It’s PSYCHOLOGICAL PRE-CONDITIONING AT ITS MOST FINEST, folks! The Luciferian elite is TRYING to program people’s brains to think that pot is OK, cocaine is OK, heroin is OK (or, at the VERY least, “not that bad” and can “easily be overcome”). But then, people in real life find out just how TRULY ADDICTING the stuff is. And by then, their physical body and their whole life is “seemingly” ruined.

I hear liberals ALL THE TIME try to say that the media does NOT effect people. If that were so, then tell me WHY there’s SO MANY people on Youtube and other video-sharing sites doing PARODIES/IMPRESSIONS of MOVIES/TV SHOWS/OTHER PEOPLE. Or, just look at how many people just DROOL and OBSESS OVER and IDOLIZE famous celebrities and SCREAM IN EXCITEMENT at the mere SITE of that person/those people walking down the street/etc. Because hey, the “media/entertainment industry doesn’t effect people at all (mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally speaking), right?” Do you see where I’m going with this, folks?

No, a movie or TV show (in and of itself) doesn’t DIRECTLY cause a person to use/experiment with drugs. However, to many, it serves as what I call the “CURIOSITY GATEWAY”. That’s how it all gets started. They get CURIOUS: “Does this drug or that drug REALLY give you an incredible high, like that one TV character had in that show?”, followed by “is this drug REALLY as harmful as experts SAY it is?” And sadly, some even think to themselves: Hey! I want to try this drug that this one TV character does. It looks FUN! And then it all goes from there.

People (as a whole) like to (and even tend to) emulate what they see on movies and TV. It’s a skewed reality, folks! The general American public is led to believe that WHAT they see on all these degraded/sinful TV shows/movies is NORMAL when in all actuality, it’s the OUTLIER. Trust me, not every 4th or 5th person of every single family is using drugs. But that’s what some of these “drug-using” TV shows would have people try to believe.

But again, what lies at the HEART of drug addiction (be in TV format, movies, OR in real-life)? The answer is SIN! One thing I actually LIKE about the show LOST is that it actually attempts (although somewhat vaguely) to show drug use as it REALLY is: SIN! None of the other TV shows I’ve seen featuring drug use had EVER done that (to my knowledge). So atleast ONE show out there attempts to tell the TRUTH about drug use; not only that it’s SIN but that it’s DAMAGING and DESTROYS PEOPLE’S LIVES!

All the others? Especially the last one I mentioned on my list up above? Seems like they’re all just justifying it and making excuses. Now…….if they were to show drug use in a TRULY BAD LIGHT and showed each character getting some sort of HELP/MOTIVATION overcoming their addictions, (which the show LOST also did, btw), then that would certainly be ONE thing. But if they’re attempting to show drug use in a GOOD LIGHT or a ‘LEGITIMATE LIGHT” (“drugs are good, drugs are fun, he/she has legitimate reason to use drugsit pays to use/deal drugs”), then they’ve done every single American (as well as global human soul) a SERIOUS DISSERVICE!

Ya know, I keep hoping that somebody out there will come up with a Christian TV series that attempts to show sin for what it REALLY is (Sin) and that shows that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to be FORGIVEN and SET FREE from “Sin”, ESPECIALLY a Christian-themed show (similar to LOST) that attempts to show drug use for what it REALLY is (SIN – sin that DESTROYS lives and DESTROYS families!) Because maybe, just maybe, if more TV shows and movies attempted to show drugs in a TRUE LIGHT, there would be FAR less glamorization of it and FAR less “curiosity attempts”.

What this American society and global world needs is a TV show that SHOWS THE TRUE FACES OF DRUG USE (people “coked out” on crack, heroin, meth). The show Drugs Inc. (while it does show people’s struggles from time to time), I think it actually does the unintended OPPOSITE (glamorize drug use to the millennials, etc.). Seeing the EMACIATED FACES/BODIES OF LONG-TERM DRUG USE would be a HIGHLY effective anti-drug campaign. But again, like I said, it’s not really a state problem, a nation problem or even a POLITICAL problem, it is a SIN PROBLEM!

Believe it or not, DEMONS are behind drug use. Just like they are ALSO behind the “idea” FOR TV shows/movies which FEATURE drug use in a “positive light” [Think Breaking Bad, for instance]. Demons rob a person’s SOUL! But in fact, that is their “spiritual job” to do so; to try to take as much LIFE out of a person’s soul that they possibly can! Because the more LIFE they can take out of a person’s soul, the better chance they have of PERMANENTLY overcoming that person’s soul. In fact, the SECULAR world doesn’t call it “overcoming one’s demons” for NOTHING. Think about it, folks! WHERE do you think that saying actually comes from!?

Many people who experience drug use oftentimes describe “demonic encounters”. WHY do you think that is, folks? Do you think it’s just MERE COINCIDENCE? THINK AGAIN!!!!!!

Drugs and Crime (especially crime RELATED to drugs) are actually a SIN PROBLEM, and not so much a SOCIETAL PROBLEM (although that too, for what it’s worth). So UNTIL America (and the world) has dealt with drug use as a SIN PROBLEM, I can’t forsee the “drug problem” going away anytime soon!

And what’s scary to me about the media/entertainment industry (as a whole) is that it’s starting to create this “Alternative Reality”. The lines between fantasy and reality are becoming BLURRED. In today’s “liberal world”, biological gender is no longer biological gender but is based on FEELINGS. That’s really scary, folks. I wonder what biology textbooks will look like in 10 years: “There IS no gender” and/or “Gender is not determined until the age of 5. Brain determines gender, NOT biological anatomy”.

But again…….the way this society is going (on a global scale), it probably won’t be too much longer now before ALL drugs become “legal” and likely even ENCOURAGED among many on the the liberal left. Think back how, 10 years ago, the word “transgender” didn’t even exist. Now it’s everywhere and a person is just a “racist bigot” if they DON’T “accept transgender ideology”.

The SAME exact approach is likely going to happen with drugs/drug use. In about 10 years time (if not much sooner), drugs will likely become legal and any person that despises drugs/doesn’t use them/has negative viewpoints towards them will be seen as “totally backwards”.

The TV shows WEEDS, Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy pretty much started a “mini-movement” within the TV industry to “glamorize drug use” and many TV shows followed. DOES ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE FIND THIS FACT DISTURBING AT ALL? EVEN JUST A LITTLE?

In fact, my heart just FEARS for the types of movies and TV shows that are coming next. HOW MANY MORE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES WILL HAVE TO FEATURE DRUG USE IN A POSITIVE LIGHT BEFORE PEOPLE START NOTICING (IF AT ALL) AND BOYCOTTING THE TV SHOWS, AS A RESULT?

The problem is that NOT only is drug use a SIN, but that MANY CHRISTIANS out there are NOT standing up AGAINST movies and TV shows such as that! Which is WHY many of those “drug-glorifying” movies and TV shows like that are ABLE to PROLIFERATE in today’s mass media!

You (dear readers of this blog) might not be part of the PROBLEM of drug use in the media, but you can certainly be part of the SOLUTION! We ALL need to band and pray together that all of these ungodly TV shows will LOSE their appeal on the masses and also that there will be a GREAT spiritual awakening of people that HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS and that REALIZE that there’s a HECK of alot more to life than “Sin” (sinful practices such as drug use, etc.)

And no matter WHAT side of the “drug war” you’re on (rather you’re a soul that’s currently addicted to drugs, are adamantly anti-drug, deal drugs, advocate their use in the media, etc.), I pray that Jesus Christ will abhold you, HEAL you from within and SET YOU FREE FROM YOUR SIN(S)! For HE is the ONLY thing in this universe that satisfies! HE is the ONLY way to Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins! And HE is the ONLY being in the universe with the power of Life and Death in his hands!

John 3:16 [Book of John, Chapter 3, Verse 16 in the New Testament] PROCLAIMS: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whomever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”.

Money is the Root of All Evil: (Woes of Hollywood)

Look at any famous person today and you will likely see a lavish lifestyle. Nice houses (oftentimes, more than one), one or several nice cars, lavish clothes and jewelry, marble floors, cathedral ceilings, fancy chandeliers, etc.

But oftentimes, behind all the money, fortune and fame, there’s an inner sadness inside of them; a restless sadness that never seems to be satisfied. Cause the cliche really IS true: money does NOT buy happiness, but rather, it buys MISERY.

But many famous celebrities don’t know HOW to deal with that sadness that eats away at their soul night and day and so they oftentimes turn to sex, drugs, alcohol, social media, etc. to try to make themselves feel better. But instead of making them feel better, it oftentimes makes them feel even WORSE.

And it seems that no matter HOW hard they try to fill that huge hole in their life, NOTHING seems to fill it. They’re restless, caught in a trap of sin and greed by which they feel as though they can not break free.

Many people who are NOT famous wish they were famous. But they don’t realize what they’re actually asking FOR: they’re asking for a life of money, fame and MISERY. For while these rich celebrities might APPEAR to have it made, one step closer INTO the “matrix” of “celebrity” (in and of itself), paints a completely different picture, ENTIRELY.

Imagine if you had someone/a group of people telling you what to wear, what to say, how to act, whom to date, etc. And imagine you had to sign your name IN BLOOD with a contract with the devil, in order to get rich and famous. Would it be worth it?

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36

And then imagine what would happen if you later decided it WASN’T worth it and wanted to try to “get out” of the Luciferian system of “celebrity”? That is when the “Luciferian establishment” would decide you needed to be killed and taken out. There’s been a weird string of celebrities lately in the last few years or so dying in “fiery car crashes”,”cancer”, “drug OD’s”, “suicide”, etc. It makes me wonder if some of those celebrities were actually trying like HECK to get “OUT of the Luciferian system of celebrity”, sort’ve speak.

Also as well: the bible condemns gambling. Buying lottery tickets or being on a money game show is actually a form of gambling. And so when someone wins a MAJOR amount of money, what they’re REALLY winning is a whole lot of INNER MISERY. Jesus Christ had THIS to say about money:

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” – Matthew 6:24

Money makes people do the most evilest of things! People kill for it……Investigation Discovery is CHALK-FULL of programs about people who kill people to get insurance money or the like. Men use money to buy hookers. People fraud people out of money to further their own financial gains. It makes people FULL OF GREED. The bible prophesied of a time near the end when Jesus said: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” – Matthew 24:12 (Translation? Because sin will increase by leaps and bounds near/in the times of the End, many people shall be *full of greed* and the love of money/material things is pretty much at the ROOT of all greed, if you ask ME!)

But one thing is for sure: the love of money is the root of all evil and leads to DESTRUCTION. Look at how many famous people were DESTROYED by fame. You look at their before and after pictures and you see someone quite different from the person they used to be. The person before they were famous was actually humble-looking and human. A person AFTER they became famous is something ENTIRELY different. Look REALLY CLOSELY at their “after fame” pictures and you will see cold eyes, an arrogant look, etc. Their morals change, their values change, their reputation changes. Their focus becomes on MONEY and how to SPEND IT.

And this doesn’t just apply to celebrities, this can apply to non-celebs, as well. Take a look at someone BEFORE they inherit lots of money from a trust fund or late relative, for example. Then examine the person AFTER they inherit lots of money. Notice anything different? Chances are, if you’ve examined the person closely, you’ve likely seen a slight change in them and they seem like a different person “post money” than they did “pre money”, correct?

Another TEXTBOOK CASE of when “money destroys” is King Saul in the Old Testament. When he first started out after being anointed the “King of Israel” by the Prophet Samuel, he was humble, had a true heart for the Lord God, etc. But AFTER he was King of Israel for awhile, GREED began to set in and his LOVE OF MONEY grew by leaps and bounds and as a result, his love for the Lord God grew THINNER AND THINNER until it was almost non-existent! MONEY DESTROYS PEOPLE and King Saul was a PRIME EXAMPLE! [Note: You can read about the story of King Saul in 1 Samuel 9 (Old Testament, book of 1 Samuel chapter 9) through 1 Samuel 31 (Old Testament, book of 1 Samuel, chapter 31)].

The famous people that “donate to charity” oftentimes feel guilty about all the extra money they have laying around and want to feel a little better about themselves, thus, they “donate to charity”. But what are they donating to charity FOR? Are they doing it for the glory of God/Jesus Christ or for the glory of themselves and their “image”?

Many people in today’s world (celebrities and non-celebrities alike) seem to have the thought: “if I just had lots of money, that’d solve all my problems”. But what they don’t realize is that MONEY INCREASES PROBLEMS and MONEY BREEDS MISERY. The saying is true: “the more you have, the more you want”. When you’re “rich” and “have everything you need”, you feel restless and unfulfilled. But when you have to actually WORK for things, you tend to appreciate them more, am I right?  

Many people who aren’t famous oftentimes can’t understand why certain celebrities are “so miserable” and struggle with “depression/drugs/alcohol” and the like. But what the non-famous people won’t realize is that fame is A PRISON……yes, you heard me right…..a PRISON…..a spiritual prison by which they will never break free UNLESS they defy it all and become a believer and follower of Jesus Christ Almighty!!!!!!!

Because the truth is, God gave us all a conscience FOR A REASON!!! And I think, deep deep down, many of them KNOW what they’re doing is wrong and they feel guilty about it. Sadly, many of them are SO far deep down the rabbit hole of Luciferian darkness, that they don’t know HOW or where to begin, on their personal quest to move towards Jesus Christ and AWAY from the darkness that encapsulates them!

Many of them fear being put out on the streets and left with NOTHING. So they stay. Even though the “hazards” of fame and fortune are wearing down on them, they feel as though they have no choice BUT to stay in the “Luciferian system” of things. And this is SO sad & tragic. Because if they would just SUBMIT themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, once and for all, and QUIT Hollywood/celebrity/fame, and COMPLETELY leave Hollywood/fame behind, IN THE DUST (as in, physically AND spiritually move away from LA/Hollywood altogether), I’m nearly certain that the Lord Jesus Christ would forgive them, welcome them with open arms, and give them a brand new spiritual life IN HIM!

I believe that if they TRULY want to serve Jesus Christ from now on and NOT Satan and want to TRULY make amends for their past Satanic ways, as in, going public with their faith and talking about all the reasons why they were wrong to have previously turned to fame/Hollywood/Satanism and also talk about WHY people need to put their faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ NON-STOP until the day they die,  I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ can save them and use them in mighty, powerful ways to help turn young people AWAY from Satan/Satanism and turn them towards the light/Jesus Christ]].

[[HOWEVER: the book of Revelation talks about the Mark of the Beast. In the end times (which we’re currently living in, btw), world governments are working towards a one world government, one world religion and one world economic “system”. And this “new system” will arise out of “seeming chaous” (political, religious, economic). But a man will come onto to the world scene and appear to be the answer to everyone’s problems. This being (likely disguised as a mortal man) will be the Antichrist. He will require ALL flesh (man, woman, child) to take a mark on their right hand or their forehead in order to be able to buy or sell. And God says that WHOMEVER takes “The Mark” will NOT be forgiven in THIS life OR the next life, which is eternity. Don’t believe me? The “technology” for that sort’ve thing is ALREADY HERE, FOLKS! Examine:]]

Jesus Christ himself said in Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possibleand in John 14:13-14And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it“.

But the simple answer is this: ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY WILL NOT PROSPER! Let me put that in a different way. The REASON these people feel such a huge hole in their soul is BECAUSE they don’t have Jesus Christ in their lives! The answer is SO simple, it’s often overlooked! Many of them turn to Buddhism or Kabbalah or other “New Age” religion to try to “free their mind” from “the system” but the truth is, Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Eternal Paradise, the ONLY way to receive eternal forgiveness of sins and the ONLY way to be set free of things!

Some “celebs” have left the Hollywood scene behind to “focus on family” and the like. But my guess is that some of these folks “found Jesus Christ” and just don’t want to say that in the public media (for whatever reason). But for all those tons and tons of “celebs” who haven’t yet found Jesus Christ, I pray for them and my heart grieves for them! For they have NO IDEA of the “hell” that they’re headed for, after they die! ;(

Many of these people were “broken”, to begin with. They came from an abusive household, their parents got divorced when they were young, they’ve struggled with depression their whole lives, they were sexually or physically abused as a kid and so for THEM, acting/singing/writing is a sort’ve “escape” from these things. And they seem to have this way of thinking: “if I just become famous, that’ll solve all my problems and I’ll never have to hurt or want for anything, ever again!”

But oftentimes, what they don’t realize is that money/fortune/fame INCREASES their problems and MULTIPLIES THEM, by leaps and bounds. And then, when they are broken BEYOND broken, they oftentimes turn to “Satan” in hopes that Satan can make all their problems go away. But if anything, Satan TRAPS THEM into the world of darkness with threats, fear, etc., so that they feel as though they can never leave.

But with Jesus Christ Almighty, and by the POWER of Jesus Christ Almighty, they CAN leave the Luciferian system of celebrity and start a new life in Jesus Christ (if they so desire) and they want to, badly enough. For Jesus Christ can take the most FILTHIEST sinner and make them spiritually cleansed/”as white as snow”, if a person truly submits to his heavenly name! 

Even Kanye West (of all people) admitted ON STAGE (about selling his soul to the devil) that : “I know it was a crappy deal”. So sounds to me as if he has some major REGRETS about the whole thing. Bob Dylan ALSO didn’t look happy during a recent interview when he admitted he soul his soul for fortune and fame.

So many of them, once they discover “it’s not all it’s cracked up to be”, live to REGRET IT and feel TRAPPED, as though they have NO WAY OUT…. But what I’m here to say today is that with Jesus Christ Almighty, they CAN have a way out. True, they might have to go back to being average Joe Schmoe or Jane Doe and might even have to work a day job, but so what, it’d be worth it.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Does A “Good God” Allow Suffering?

Why does a “good God” allow suffering? It is a question that has plagued man for many centuries.

Well, first of all, when everything is going well in our lives, and we are successful and have everything going in our lives (good job, lots of friends, etc.), we tend to forget God and/or contribute our “success” to ourselves, instead of to God. Therefore, we think we don’t NEED God and/or salvation and put God by the wayside.

And then, in our attempts to “find ourselves” instead of “find God”, we tend to substitute God with other things in our lives (for example, the love of money, cars, celebrities, movies, tv shows, videogames, other people, etc.)

Or maybe we know of someone who is a man or woman of God who has a bad thing or things happen to him/her and we find ourselves asking why such a “good, loving God” would do such a thing!

Answer: God uses painful or hard circumstances in our life in order to draw us closer to him! Because think about it. When we have everything we want or need in life, we tend to think we don’t NEED God in our lives.

But when our lives are tough and everything in our lives is NOT going so well, all of a sudden, and we start to realize that our lives are NOT in our own hands, we have a tendency to surrender to God and draw closer to him! (Which is exactly what God wants! He wants us to draw forever closer to him!)

Think about it. If you always got everything you EVER wanted in life and more, wouldn’t life be pretty boring?

And isn’t the old clique true “the more you have, the more you are constantly ‘in want of’”?

God throws us a curve ball every now and then to test us/our faith,, to strengthen us and give us spiritual growth in life.

A life without any spiritual growth would be a very empty, restless life, indeed.

Wouldn’t you agree?

The Struggles of Christian Vs. A Non-Believer, Part 2

Do you ever feel alone or restless in life? Like your life has no *specific* meaning or purpose? Like no-one really cares about you? Like something is missing in your life? Yet, you don’t quite know what the “something” is?

Or have you ever done something that you MAJORLY regret in your life and wish you could go back in time or start over again?

Maybe you were raised as a Christian but later turned away from the faith, as you got older. Maybe you know someone who is Christian and doesn’t seem to be living by Christian standards (going around saying things such as “God hates homosexuals”, etc) or maybe you’re just a person of “science” who doesn’t see or feel the NEED for God.

Maybe you’re addicted to alcohol, sex, attention/validation from others, money, food, fashion, TV/movies/popular culture or drugs. Maybe there was a most recent death in your family and you don’t know where to turn. Maybe you’re mad at God for the uncertain state of the economy or world chaos. Or maybe you blame God for everything going wrong in your life, in general.

Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ cares.

And for EACH person that calls out to Jesus’s heavenly name, he has a divine plan and purpose for each of our lives:

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” [Isaiah 46:4]

 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]

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life” [Isaiah 43:4]

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee” [Jeremiah 31:3]

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” [1 Peter 4:10]

As an all-knowing, all-loving God…….

God knew each and every single one of us before we were born. He created us and he made us. And he understands what we’re going through, no matter what we’re facing in life. God made himself human in the form of Jesus Christ, not only so we would believe in him but so he could emphasize with “being human” [even though as both God AND Man, he was *perfect* and never sinned].

Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) was mocked, flogged/whipped, ridiculed, pierced in the side, crowned with a crown of thorns, spit on, forced to carry his own cross and then crucified. He died an *excruciatingly painful* death, in order to save mankind from God’s Wrath/unforgiveness of sins. He took the payment for sin upon Himself in order to give US (humanity) a way to “become clean” in God’s eyes and receive forgiveness of our sins and *everlasting life*. This is known as “Salvation”.

Jesus died for you and for me, and for every person in the world that has ever lived from Jesus’s time, up to the present time.

So when we pray to Jesus for forgiveness of ours sins and acknowledge to him that we are a sinner, basically what we’re doing is “accepting” Jesus’s *free gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins* into our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits and saying “thank-you Lord Jesus, for dying for my sins, as I am nothing but a sinner in need of Salvation”.

So when I say that Jesus Christ understands what you’re going through, you can TRULY believe that he knows what you’re going through, since he went through all of that [the beyond excruciatingly painful –both physically and emotionally— torchure and death], just to be able to save you and me and all of mankind from their sins/God’s wrath.

“For God so loved that world that he gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]

“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved” [John 3:17]

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the in the name of the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So no matter what you’re facing in life (death of someone close to you, thoughts of depression/suicide, alcohol/drug addiction, severe persecution or “broken faith” as a Christian, an uncertain economic future, etc), call out to Jesus TODAY! Put your faith, trust and love in him!

He WILL have a solution to any problem in life that you’re facing right now, if you call out to him in prayer. He knows, He understands and He CARES!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” [Hebrews 13:5]

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” [Hebrews 13:6]

If you put your faith, trust and love in the Lord Jesus [accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord & Savior], pray for forgiveness of your sins, repent of your sins [that means, stop doing them], get baptized [FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM] in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE following Jesus’s commands in the bible until the day you die, you will never have to face life alone or worry about the future ever, ever again! You will be able to rest with the peace and knowledge that you are “Saved” and that you’re going to spend eternity with God/Jesus Christ in eternal paradise, someday!!!!!

And if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, then now is the time to *pray to believe*.

Say to Jesus: Lord, upon my uncertainty of your existence right now, please make yourself real to me. Please grant me the power to believe. Amen

And then read the Word of God in the New Testament, which commands us to pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior into our hearts and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus says in Mark 16:16 “He who believes & is baptized is Saved but he who does not believe will be condemned”. Meaning, that the ONLY unforgiveable sin there is, is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of *Truth* and it is rewarded to/freely given to all those who believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, REPENT (that means, give up) their sins and submit their very LIVES to him by living a life that is pleasing to God/Jesus Christ.

And sadly, Revelation 20:15 (book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15, at the very end of the New Testament) gives us a VERY CLEAR PICTURE of all those whom DON’T put their faith, trust, love & obedience into Jesus Christ:

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire

So just imagine this for a moment……..Everything from the Earth, on the Earth has COMPLETELY passed away……..and you’re standing before the righteous Judgement Seat of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! Man……you never believed in him BEFORE……but BOY, you sure do, NOW! He’s separating all the people that ever lived on the Earth into TWO groups……One LARGE group of people on his LEFT side………and a very SMALL group of people on his RIGHT side………

You immediately look over to your large “group” on the LEFT side of Jesus and laugh a bit of relief, thinking that YOUR side must be the “redeemed side” and that the “small” side on Jesus’s RIGHT side must be the “condemned side”. You wait in nervous anticipation……..only to hear Jesus say FIRST to the VERY small group on his RIGHT side, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34b]

And then YOU PANIC…….as you THEN come to FULLY realize………YOU ARE ON THE “CONDEMNED SIDE” OF THE LORD!

And then, just about as your soul’s heart is about to stop, he then turns to YOUR “large group” on the left side of him and says, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels! [Matthew 25:41b] 

And then, as you and all the others are being led to the flames, you SCREAM in agony at Jesus saying, JESUS! I WAS WRONG! I WAS WRONG! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, PLEASE! I BBEEGGG OFFFF YYYOOUUU! but by THEN, it’ll be too late……..

For WHILE you were still living on the Earth, you sealed your fate by DENYING JESUS! [And please know that denying Jesus doesn’t JUST have to be a form of VERBAL DENIAL……..it can also be a LIFESTYLE DENIAL, as well. For example, those who “claim” they love Jesus but yet, don’t follow his commands in the bible! They are likened onto “Jesus deniers!”] 

The struggles of a Christian Vs. a Non-Believer

Being a Christian in today’s world is NOT easy. In fact, it’s anything but. There is SO MUCH resistance going on out there against the true believers in Christ! Even from people that are close to us! And there’s something I don’t quite understand. What is so threatening about a just, LOVING God who wishes that NONE would perish but that ALL would have *everlasting life*?

“For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have *everlasting life*” [life in eternity with God/Jesus Christ] John, chapter 3, verse 16 (John 3:16)

And trust me, if I & other true Christians out there know the bible to be the 100% true, holy-spirit-inspired Word of God and that ALL non-believers are condemned by God, (if they don’t come to Christ before they die), then isn’t it my job, and EVERY true Christian’s job, to preach to all the lost souls of the world so that in Jesus’s name, they may be saved? What kind of Christian would I or someone else be if they DIDN’T teach about salvation and Jesus to people? Think about it.

And when I quote bible passages that go along with what I’m saying, I don’t do it to be threatening or scary or intimidating in any way. I do it because I love ALL that I speak to and because I want them, through God’s good grace, to see the way, the truth and the light [Jesus Christ] so that their eyes may be opened and so that they will be “saved” and go into eternity WITH God/Jesus someday!

I mean, forgive me for saying this and all but who in their right mind, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of hell and/or eternal punishment in the “fire that never quenches”, would want to go there? It is NOT the *party place* that secular people make it out to be. It is a place of damnation and torment. Jesus describes it in Matthew 8:12 “But the children of the kingdom [of darkness] shall be cast into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and knashing of teeth”. In order words, excruciatingly painful!

Just like, who, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of *New Jerusalem* (God’s eternal Kingdom talked about in Revelation, chapters 21-22 in the New Testament), would NOT want to go there? It is a place where there is no pain, only happiness. No tears are shed. All who are hungry for food or thirst for water will never have to hunger or thirst ever again. There is nothing but dancing and rejoicing and no signs of aging. In other words, enlightenment/spiritual nirvana! However, even still, the Lord Jesus Christ will be worshiped in the Millennial Kingdom and beyond and inhabitants of the holy city will go up on the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles and whoever doesn’t go up to the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles will have no rain on their crops, etc. (but more about that later)….

Guys, look…..the truth of the matter is, true Christians live a very hard life. They are mocked and ridiculed (even by some fellow “wayward/worldly Christians”, called crazy by some and even sometimes betrayed by people close to them, due to their faith!

But they are SO thrilled with Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of their sins [salvation] that they want to turn around and share that total joy in knowing Jesus Christ with others. What is so threatening about THAT? True Christians feel as if it’s their mission in life to save lost souls, so that’s what they do and that’s what God calls them to do.

If you don’t want to hear the message about God, don’t take it up with ME or whatever person is trying to teach you God’s Word, take it up with God himself! Not I or anyone else am FORCING anyone to read God’s message, afterall. People read things or not, of their own free will. Just like people come to God or not of their own free will.

So PLEASE, people….I’m not forcing you to read or do ANYTHING. I am just merely telling you of what is spoken about in God’s Word in the Holy Bible and of my own experiences with God, so that you can make the decision on your own to come to God or not. What you DO in terms of coming to God or not is entirely up to YOU.

But please know (and I say this with love) that God condemns ALL non-believers that don’t accept Jesus Christ into their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits before they die….

But to fully accept Jesus Christ into one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, one must pray for forgiveness of sins, REPENT/stop doing sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and live a life that is pleasing to him UNTIL one dies.

And remember, one of the BEST kept secrets in today’s “secular world” is that Jesus Christ/God exists, and that the Devil/Satan exists. Satan would love nothing more than to have people believe he, Satan, doesn’t exist (and *especially* WANTS people believing that Jesus doesn’t exist). That way, he (Satan) is more easily able to infiltrate one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, and bend a person’s will to do his silent bidding. In fact, he’s ALWAYS behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome crimes in today’s world, as well as friends betraying friends, etc. Oftentimes after people are arrested for major crimes in today’s world, they will say something like “the voices told me to do it”, “Satan told me to do it”, etc. and these people aren’t lying! Satanic/demonic possession is a real thing in today’s world and more attention needs to be brought to it. (But that’s for another post).

Also, Satan is THE OPPRESSOR. He WANTS you to hate the people close to you. He WANTS you to feel depressed, downtrodden, hopeless, helpless, even suicidal. He WANTS you to struggle with additions (be it alcohol, food, drugs, music, cars, guns, etc.) He WANTS you to think that both he and Jesus aren’t real. He WANTS you to doubt your faith and not live a true Christian life. He WANTS you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television, etc.). He WANTS you to write off the bible as “myth”.

He WANTS you to turn away from Jesus Christ at all costs. He WANTS you to do bad things that he knows aren’t pleasing to God so he can try to suck your soul away someday. He WANTS you to be a backslidden Christian. He WANTS you to lose your faith AND hope in Jesus Christ so you will become part of the “Satanic fold”. He WANTS you to think that you can’t make a positive difference in this world. He WANTS you to not do the things that Jesus Christ wants you to do (“tell your friend you’re sorry”, “write this person a letter”, “go see how so and so is doing at your work”, etc.) Basically, he wants everything that Jesus Christ DOESN’T want for you or your life.

And Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is THE REDEEMER. HE wants you to love the people close to you (and around you). HE wants you to forgive those who have hurt you. HE wants you to feel joy and peace in your life. HE wants to give you hope and a future. HE wants to help you overcome your addictions, to heal on the inside and to be set free from all your addictions. HE wants you to know that both he and Satan are real. HE doesn’t want you to doubt your faith but will help you overcome your doubts if you cry out to him about it in prayer. HE wants you to live a true, Christian life that is pleasing to him.

HE does NOT want you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television money, etc.), the things in and of this world, etc. HE wants you to turn away from SATAN and Satan’s “entertainment/lust/greed” agenda at all costs. HE doesn’t want you to be a backslidden Christian but wants to help you overcome your sin(s). HE wants to help you make a positive difference in today’s world (even if you’ve only helped just ONE soul on the planet……in God’s eyes, you’ve helped him a TON just by helping that ONE soul). HE wants you to do things in your life for HIS glory. And basically, Jesus Christ wants everything for you and your life that Satan DOESN’T want (peace, joy, salvation, everlasting life).

Jesus said in Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned”.

Jesus Christ Is The ONLY THING That Satisfies!

With the world being so “crazy” today, many people are searching for answers. They feel empty inside and are trying to search for the one thing or things or people that they think will make them feel “complete” or “happy” in life. Many famous music and movie stars turn to things such as money, publicity stunts, religions like Scientology or Kabbalah (a form of Jewish Mysticism) to try to fill that “empty hole” in their lives. Other people turn to alcohol/partying, sex or drugs. Yet others find themselves turning to food, entertainment (music, movies, books, television, videgogames, etc.) or “new age spirituality” for comfort.

But they are overlooking one simple thing. Jesus Christ is the ONLY thing that satisfies and makes one feel “complete”! (That is, when one fully gives themselves over to Jesus Christ and surrenders their life and heart to Him!)

I know it sounds clique but it’s true.

God is the one who created us, who knew us before we were born, who knows our future and of whom can even count the numbers of hairs on our head.

Therefore, he knows each and every single one of personally (personality traits and all) and knows what’s best for us. His divine love satisfies better than ANY amount of money, sex, drugs, food, partying, entertainment or “new age spirituality” EVER could!

So for those people out there in the world who have resisted Jesus Christ/God, turned their back on Him, or don’t believe in Him, give God a chance. Get to know Jesus Christ today. Jesus Christ loves EVERYONE, regardless of race, gender, culture & no matter WHAT they’ve done so far in life! (There is NO hidden catch! God’s love is FREE to all who accept it!) God loves you, each and every single one of you and He wants to get to know you!

However, Jesus Christ can not help a person that REFUSES to get help, REFUSES to believe in him, REFUSES to have faith & trust in him, REFUSES to repent/give up their sins. Jesus Christ (at Judgement Day) will judge ALL those who turned their backs on him while they were living or those that “profused” to believed in him but followed their OWN ways, instead of God’s ways.

However, if you cry out to Jesus Christ in prayer (& mean the prayer with all your soul, all your mind, and all your heart & all your strength & BELIEVE that he has the power to help you/save you for eternity), He WILL change your life for the better, if you ask Him to! He WILL cleanse you from all sin & “negative baggage” and allow his Holy Spirit to bring peace & joy over your spirit and in your life! Peace & joy that you’ve never known before!

So, you may think that you “gave God” a chance once and that you didn’t feel Him working in your life, but let me ask you this. Have you TRULY given God a chance? Did you TRULY surrender your heart and your life to Him and lay all your hopes/dreams/worries at his feet?

It doesn’t matter WHAT you’ve done in your life so far, God’s love is free & accessible to ALL who desire it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve killed 5 people or 50 people. It doesn’t matter if you’ve robbed a bank or dealt drugs. It doesn’t matter if you were once involved with or even currently involved in porn. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man who walked out on your wife/ex-wife and kids & hadn’t made child support payments in a long time or if you’re a mother who abandoned your kids and/or your husband. It doesn’t matter if you once stole a huge sum of items from the mall or the grocery store or if you used to mercilessly bully someone while you were in grade-school, middle school or high-school.

Jesus Christ LOVES you and he wants to give you a 2nd chance in life! He wants to renew your mind, heart, body and spirit and make you a new creature and give you a brand new life in him! 😉 He can take what’s UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and make them RIGHTEOUS! But they have to want it. They have to feel SO much REMORSE over what they’ve done in life so far, that they’d be willing to do almost anything to change it. And that’s where Jesus Christ comes in. Once a person BELIEVES in him, CALLS OUT to him in prayer, REPENTS of their sins and then GETS FULL-WATER-IMMERSION-BAPTIZED in his great heavenly name, they are MADE NEW in his site! 😉

See, that’s just the thing. Jesus Christ died on the cross over 1976+ years ago at the Place of Golgotha so that you and I and all of mankind could be forgiven of all our sins. ALL of our sins. Not just SOME of them, but ALL of them. And many people today are even WANTING a 2nd chance in life and WANTING to start on a fresh, clean slate, as it were. I can’t tell you HOW many times I’ve heard people say or mention on forum boards online that they wish they could “do life all over again”. Well, with Jesus Christ, you CAN start your life all over again and live a brand new life! And like I said, it doesn’t matter WHAT you’ve done in life so far, who you are, where you came from. Jesus’s FREE gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins and everlasting life is open to ALL who accept him, trust/believe in him, get baptized in his name and consequently, live their lives for him.

Jesus was crucified, then later taken down and placed into a tomb by Joseph of Ariamathea, etc. The Romans placed guards outside the tomb and placed a heavy stone in front of it so that no man could steal the body. Three days later, Jesus was resurrected from the dead, just like he said he’d be, and the heavy stone had been rolled away. His linen cloths were laying there where his body once was but Jesus’s body was no longer in the tomb. And then he appeared (with the marks through his hands and feet) to his apostles, etc. And 40 days after that, he ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand side of God, the Almighty Heavenly Father and there are even NON-CHRISTIAN historical accounts of this!

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/jesus-resurrection-proven-by-early-non-christian-writers/

Jesus Christ is 100% real, people! I’ve seen him with my own two eyes during a near-death experience when I was around age 2 or so. His voice has the ability to shake the Earth and the waters. Plus he also showed me the holes in both his wrists and near the tops of his feet.

Therefore, it stands to reason. If Jesus Christ is real (and I KNOW for 100% fact he’s real, so help me God, so help my spirit!), then Satan is real. And if Satan is real, then hell is real. And if hell is real…………well, you get the picture.

Notice the people around you. Examine real closely how they’re living their lives. And slowly over time, you will start to see that the people that “claim” they believe in God but don’t want to live their lives for him/serve him and the people who are nonbelievers or believers of false religions seem “lost”. You can see it in their eyes. They act all happy on outside but you can tell that deep, deep down inside, they are restless, never happy, never satisfied but they can’t fully figure out why. So they try the partying thing, the New Age thing, etc. and you will notice that they STILL aren’t satisfied and again, they STILL can’t figure out why. Just look at all the music and movie stars that are burned out, on drugs, alcoholics, etc. Fame and fortune most certainly has its price. And it’s not JUST the “living under the microscope” price, but rather, an EVEN MORE heftier price than THAT……rather, an eternal price!!!!!!!

Many of them even tried selling their soul to the devil in exchange for money and fame. But ya know what? Even then, there’s still hope for some of those poor people, as the following case demonstrates:

Unfortunately, some celebrities aren’t so lucky……..they don’t realize that Satan’s the great deceiver who actually HATES them and ALL of humanity……and that he never permanently upholds his end of the deal……..and many of them buy into the lie “well, I’ve sold my soul to devil, that’s it, there’s no more hope for me”. False! There IS hope for them. And that hope is the Lord Jesus Christ. If they humbly and SINCERELY come to Jesus Christ in prayer, and seek to UNDO the “soul selling to devil”, then I believe that the Lord will forgive them. I have no reason to believe otherwise. For our souls aren’t even ours to begin with, for they belong to God and God alone and it’s Jesus Christ who will decide where each soul spends eternity, NOT Satan!

Sadly, many celebrities and non-celebrities alike die without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and are placed in hell immediately upon their deaths. And for them, THE MOST painful revelation in hell is the fact that they COULD’VE avoided all that eternal pain and suffering had they submitted themselves and their lives and hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ before it was too late (meaning, before they passed away and died in their earthly mortal lives). Cause afterall, the gifts of salvation/forgiveness of sins and eternal life are FREE to all who accept/trust/serve Jesus Christ.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36 (book of Mark, chapter 8, verse 36)