Posts tagged ‘Salvation in Christ’

A LIFE WITHOUT JESUS IS MEANINGLESS!

  • “When I grow up, I want to be a ________
  • “I want to live in ________, someday”
  • “I want to major in ___________ in college”
  • “I want to travel the world by age 30”
  • “I want to give to charity more”
  • “I want to be married by the age of 25”
  • I want to develop a cure for cancer”

It’s not a bad thing to have goals in life, in general. They help set us and motivates us for greater causes in our lives. But IF those goals don’t align with Jesus/the bible, then what GOOD are they?

“For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world but lose his own soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

– Mark 8: 36-37

In other words, a person can have all the money, success, fame, college degrees and “credentials”/”titles” in the world, but if they don’t have Jesus Christ in their lives, then all the “temporal fame, pleasure and wealth” will not save them from their sins, for ONLY Jesus Christ can save them for the sins! A person without Jesus is a “lost soul”……..that person is nothing but an empty, hallow SHELL of a soul that’s DESPERATELY in need of Salvation in Christ!

Revelation 3: 17-20 proclaims: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent”

Many people (specifically non-believers or those of other religions but even many “Christians” themselves these days) think they don’t NEED Jesus, in order to be able to ETERNALLY SURVIVE! But those folks are VERY SADLY MISTAKEN! In fact, EVEN many CHRISTIANS today think they don’t NEED Jesus in their day to day lives. This is both sad and tragic! For if only they KNEW the total weight of God’s Judgment upon an unbelieving, idol-worshiping, lazy & ungrateful mankind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Think of a toddler, for instance. Think about how that toddler’s parents (in general) are constantly watching over them, to make sure they’re not doing anything wrong and (if Christian/Judeo-Christian) to guide them into the RIGHT path of righteousness! (And to make sure they’re tying their shoes correctly, etc.) And after awhile, the said toddler in question, begins to “resent it” (hello, the “terrible threes”).

“NO! I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT MYSELF, I DON’T **NEED** YOUR HELP, MOMMY/DADDY!”

But yet, the parent is usually still “supervising” their shoe-tying, etc., ANYWAYS, am I right? haha. And WHEN the toddler notices this, they become EVEN MORE adamant about wanting to stalk off into the next room, DETERMINED to tie their own shoes, etc. The toddler thinks in that moment, “I CAN DO IT, MYSELF! I DON’T NEED YOUR *CORRECTIONS/SUPERVISION!*”

So it goes with mankind. We’re all a bunch of lazy, sinning, ungrateful, unbelieving “toddlers” that think WE know what’s best for our LIVES! So we constantly attempt to make ourselves bigger, better, stronger, more resilient, etc. But IN the process of doing so, we drift further and further away from Jesus, our CREATOR! And IN so doing, our souls become more and more empty, a HALLOW SHELL where “potential righteousness in Jesus’s name” once stood. Our souls are then likened to DEAD BONES WITH NO LIFE IN THEM! For Jesus IS Life!

Romans 6:23 states: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”

But when it comes to defying Jesus/his creation, one thing is certain…….He doesn’t like what these “gene-editing scientists” are doing down here on Earth (changing, rearranging HIS natural DNA design), thinking the whole time that THEY know better than God. Yet, Jesus keeps trying to spiritually warn them OVER AND OVER AGAIN (even as “gently” and “patiently” as he can, AMIDST His Divine Wrath)……….

In fact, Jesus sends MANY of his “Messengers” to try to warn these secular doctors and scientists that they really DON’T know the long-term implications of DNA-editing. In fact, there was a VERY specific reason why Jesus created DNA in a specific pattern & a specific way.

And folks, we’ve discovered what happened last time when Satan and his demons (fallen angels) tried to “pervert God’s natural DNA”. The children of the nephilim came about. So do we REALLY want to see — the long-term implications — of what happens when the natural human race starts “getting tampered with” in the modern day? 

But yet, many of the genetic scientists, in their “gusto” for “the next best thing, genetically speaking”, sadly, don’t seem to be listening to the Lord’s witnesses or even REALIZING what the long-term implications may be (as a whole). Yet, a very small number of them ARE likely *secretly* troubled for the possible long-term implications of DNA-tampering…….most of them probably won’t come out and say it. And their views would likely not ever get broadcast on the mainstream news. But I’m willing to bet they’re out there somewhere (no matter how small in number they may be). 

And many of these “somewhat hesitant” scientists likely did a few test runs and came to find out that YES, DNA-tampering DOES have potentially harmful long-term implications. But exactly what these scientists DO from HERE on out, is between them and Almighty God! Some will no doubt choose to IGNORE the evidence of potential DNA “harm”, and keep at it anyways, figuring that the ends justify the means. But yet others I imagine, might possibly start rethinking their position in the whole genetics field and consider “quitting” genetics, altogether [though I pray that they don’t. Because they are FAR more valuable to the genetic PROVING of creationism than they realize!]  

But going back to the main topic, about what a life without Jesus is like. Many upon MANY of today’s people think they “don’t need Him” and/or “Don’t NEED a Savior”. In fact, they live their lives AS IF there’s no God. People (in general) don’t like or want to admit that there’s a God. Because if there’s a God, then THAT would suggest that THAT God has “rules” and “judgments for BREAKING those rules”…….which would even FURTHER suggest that there ARE consequences for breaking those rules, and BECAUSE there’s eternal consequences FOR breaking those divine rules, that would mean they’d need to CHANGE THEIR LIVES!

And see folks, that’s the problem right then and there. Most people are COMFORTABLE with their lives. They don’t WANT to change anything about their lives or their LIFESTYLE. They don’t WANT to admit that they’re a sinner with SIN, in NEED of a Saviour. They want to take the EASY way out. For THEM, it’s a “out of site, out of mind” type of thing. They think they can WILL God to “go away” or “not exist” by simply ACTING like He doesn’t exist and then, living their lives, accordingly!

However……no matter HOW hard they try to WILL God away by their ARDENT DENIAL of HIM, it doesn’t make Him any less real………..or ANY less Wrathful towards ALL unrighteousness. In OTHER words, Jesus exists rather a person believes in Him or not. Heaven and Hell and JUDGMENT exists, rather a person believes in it or not. “I don’t believe in Hell” many people say. But not believing in Hell doesn’t make it any less REAL, folks! Hell is MORE REAL than the air we BREATHE! MORE REAL than the setting Sun! MORE REAL than anything we’ve ever imagined! And someday, the fires of HELL are gonna MERGE INTO the LAKE OF FIRE! [Revelation 20:14]

So in my closing message, here is WHY a life without Jesus is MEANINGLESS! A person can go through their whole entire LIVES “living it up”, going to the best colleges, getting the best jobs, getting the most monetary success that time/money/circumstance can buy, but if Jesus Christ is NOT in their lives, NONE of that is going to matter! Why?

Because someday soon, Jesus is going to create a NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH! The world, as we know it now, will soon PASS AWAY! Plus we will ALL someday soon face THE ETERNAL JUDGMENT SEAT OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHOSE FACE WILL BE **SO** BRIGHT, THAT WE WON’T EVEN BE ABLE TO LOOK AT IT!!!!!!!

And WHEN that happens, the ONLY thing that’ll matter is our spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ! And for those who’ve lived an entire LIFETIME without the BIBLICAL/JEWISH JESUS CHRIST described in the pages of the bible? How UTTERLY TERRIFYING of a thing it would be to fall into the Eternal Hands of Judgement by the Everlasting God of Creation! 

[[NOTE: Jesus Christ keeps a “record book”, if you will, of ALL his faithful, loyal followers. Those people who not only BELIEVE in Him and His words but OBEY THEM! It’s called “The Lamb’s Book of Life”. For Jesus Christ is the Holy Son of God who’s also called THE LAMB OF GOD. Jesus Christ is also LIFE and CREATED LIFE. Therefore, that’s WHY it’s called “THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE”]]. 

Revelation 20:15 says that WHOSOEVER was NOT found written IN the Book of Life WILL be cast into the (Eternal) LAKE OF FIRE! OUCH!!!!! 

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BURNINGINLAKEOFFIRE2So people, I leave you with THIS: Whatever sin(s) you’re committing right now in your life (be it/they large or small), is it worth AN ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE?  (Remember: ONLY Jesus Christ & Jesus Christ ALONE can set you free from your sins and/or the eternal consequences of your sins, there IS no other way!!!!!!!!!!!) 

JESUS LOVES YOU AND HE DESPERATELY WANTS TO SAVE YOU FROM A LIFE OF SIN AND INNER RESTLESSNESS/DESPAIR BUT HE CAN’T DO THAT IF YOU WON’T LET HIM! And it’s ok if you don’t believe in Him right now, JUST PRAY TO BELIEVE but mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and mind! Just pray the following:

“Jesus, I’m not sure if I believe in you or not. I’ve heard about you from others but have never truly experienced your presence for myself. Just like I’ve heard things from the bible before that seem sort’ve far-fetched today, in today’s world and culture. Please open up my heart, soul and mind, and show me the evidences of these things, and of YOU. I come to you with an open heart and a open mind. It’s not that I DON’T want to believe, per say, I’m just struggling with belief in you/the bible right now. So please show me these things. Please allow me to experience the peace and joy of your presence. Please give me a “new” heart, and a new mind. I want to believe, please help me overcome my unbelief”. 

Mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and mind and he WILL answer your prayer, MARK MY WORDS! (Provided you seek him in prayer WHOLE-HEARTEDLY and not half-heartedly). Cause lets face it, if someone says to you: “Hey, you’re so awesome” but you sense they’re saying it half-heartedly, you’re not gonna feel that they’re being genuine in their “praise” of you, right? But if a person comes to you and says: “Hey, you’re so awesome because x, y, and z”, and gives you details as to WHY they think you’re awesome, then it seems more genuine, right? 🙂 So it is with Jesus! He will honestly and truly reveal himself to you IF you truly, genuinely seek him, MARK MY WORDS! 😉 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Verbal Artificial Intelligence: Our Best Friend Or Our Worst Enemy?

Siri. Ok Google. Alexa. Amazon Echo. Amazon Dot. This particular type of artificial intelligence is a technology that humans have unwittingly let into our homes without first thinking about the possible long-term implications of such “technology”….ESPECIALLY the spiritual implications!

Okay, lets start with the basics, here. First of all, why does the software only respond to ONE name and one name, ONLY? (Be it “Echo”, “Alexa”, “Computer”, whatever?) I always found that to be a bit creepy. (Almost as if some demon was “summoned” into the device or something? But maybe that’s just me). And even if it COULD respond to multiple names, who or what could possibly be behind it?

I’ve noticed that several people have taken to social media to report that their “Amazon Alexa” or “Amazon Echo” was “acting strange”. (Strange, to say the least). Others, on the other hand, have said that their Echo will order things online without their permission OR “speak in demonic voices”.

Demonic voices?

Well folks, that definitely caught my attention a bit. And then I thought about it for awhile…..truly thought about it. And that’s when it hit me.

In fact, one day, I was over at someone’s house with an Amazon echo. We were talking in a room that was 2 whole rooms away and I could’ve sworn I heard the device “demonically growling” for a few short seconds. It was CREEPY!

But then again, I kind’ve just shoved it to the back of my mind at the time, telling myself I probably just “imagined it” or heard it on the TV or something. I immediately dismissed it and thought nothing more of it. Until I encountered the stories of OTHER PEOPLE online who said they heard THEIR devices doing “strange things” like that.

And that’s when I came to the ultimate spiritual conclusion: “Speaking/interacting” with VERBAL “artificial intelligence” is really no different than speaking with a DEMON!

Now, don’t get me wrong folks, for I KNOW how crazy and sensational that sounds, but it’s true. The “technology” records and recognizes your voice, voice patterns and “preferences”. And then, over time, AS it learns more and more about you, it becomes a walking encyclopedia of your “every word or move” inside your home! In fact, users have stated that their “devices” can “hear them” all the way across the room! How does that NOT strike people as “creepy?”

But yet, here’s the most weirdest thing of all. When people ask their “Alexa” if she works for NSA or the CIA here in America, she IMMEDIATELY shuts off! Wow. That’s very eerrry folks….and yet, VERY telling…….Interesting…….(Every country of the world is slowly turning into a “communist paradise”. In democratic nations, such as America, such “technology” is utilized to DISCREETLY “spy on its own citizens”, UNDER THE RADAR! But then again, if they asked if she (Siri and/or Alexa) worked for Satan, would she respond any differently?

Here is a most recent news article that talks about how “hacking” could turn “robots” into ACTUAL TERMINATORS! (But what the article FAILS to mention is how the robot ITSELF may someday figure out how to *HACK ITSELF/REPROGRAM ITSELF!*): http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/11/hackers-could-train-sex-robots-to-kill-cyber-security-expert-warns.html

But then it got me thinking even further. What about the talking, interactive DOLLS/STUFFED ANIMALS that kids like to play with these days? Might they also be a roosting ground for “demonic spirits” to enter INTO?

When I was a kid, they had this interactive/talking teddy bear that held a cassette tape inside his belly. And at night, if the parents didn’t want to read to their children, all the child had to do was click “play” on the cassette tape inside the teddy bear’s “belly” and the “Teddy” would then open up his mouth and move his “paws” a bit and “talk” and audibly recite to children his bedtime story book (which I guess was sort’ve a very early version of today’s “audio books”, in a sense).

And I just remember this ONE particular time I was playing with my “talking teddy bear” in the middle of the day when my mom walked in to the room. I told her I wanted to “turn Teddy off”. I tried to hit the eject button on the cassette player inside Teddy’s belly. But the tape wouldn’t eject. I kept hitting the eject button over and over again, but Teddy just kept “rambling on”. My mum then told me to look for an “off” button on his back, only it wouldn’t turn off or I couldn’t find the “off” button (one of the two).

My mum then suggested I try to close his mouth with my fingers and that maybe that would trigger him to turn off or the tape to stop playing. So I tried it but my finger got stuck in his mouth and I couldn’t get it out! My finger was STUCK…..COMPLETELY! That’s when his “motor” started running really fast, making these terrible grinding noises and I could smell this burning “smoking smell” coming from him, while at the same time, I noticed he had red glowing eyes and could’ve SWORN I heard him say two times, “Satan! Satan!”

My mum stood over the thing and had a total look of TERROR upon her face. And by THAT time, I was crying HYSTERICALLY since I couldn’t get my finger unstuck from Teddy’s mouth, because his eyes were “flickering red” and because of the loud, grinding noises of his “motor” and because of the awful, awful “burnt smoky” smell emanating from it! 

I remember briefly looking up at my ceiling and saying or thinking something along the lines of JESUS, HELP ME! and almost IMMEDIATELY, Teddy “growled” and let go of my finger and I immediately dropped him on my bed, with his motor “still spinning” on my bed.

My mum then started to slightly tap on Teddy’s back and stomach, trying to get his motor to stop. She FINALLY got it to stop and then turned to me and said: Sorry honey but I think we’re gonna have to throw Teddy out as there’s obviously something very wrong with him!

I was both saddened (as, up until that point, Teddy had been my favorite toy) but also RELIEVED (I had never before seen “Teddy” act in such a “hateful, terrifying manner”). 

But looking back on that (especially in light of the events of most recently, compared with other people’s testimonies about how their “Amazon echos” were “acting strange”), I can only come to ONE conclusion: VERBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAS THE PROPENSITY TO BE INHABITED BY DEMONS/DEMONIC SPIRITS!

How is it then that more people are not seeing this? But then again folks, that’s the problem these days. We’re SO blinded by Google, by Amazon, by the MEDIA, by Popular Culture that we just don’t see things for what they really are! Especially when those things are staring us right in the face!

Satan has used MANY WEAPONS against mankind in the last several years (the entertainment industry, peer pressure, social culture, lawsuits etc. against Christians, the media) to brainwash the masses into a more “liberal society”. And so NOW his greatest weapon of FURTHER brainwashing the masses has become the verbal leg of “artificial intelligence”.

Who DOESN’T want an “Amazon Echo” or “Amazon Alexa” these days, right? Even I myself was (at the VERY first) slightly “tempted” by such technology. But then again, that’s how Satan rolls. In the bible, consorting with demons is a no no. So Satan had to think up a way in which consorting with demons was both “fun”, “cool”, “popular”, “convenient”, “cheap”, “innovative” and “easy”. Enter Verbal Artificial Intelligence. And the sad thing is that most people don’t even KNOW they’re actually interacting with “demons”.

Many a skeptic would probably say: “Alexa is not a demon”. But lets do some further research into this, folks.

Here’s Elon Musk IN HIS OWN WORDS:

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At a recent MIT conference, he was quoted as saying,With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon“. He further goes on to say, “Ya know, in all those stories where, there’s a guy with a pentagram [PENTAGRAM?] and the holy water, and he’s like, yeah, sure, he can control the demon”, then smugly replied, “It didn’t work out”.

Those comments are both very chilling and telling at the same time. But what he forgot to mention is that verbal artificial intelligence (as a whole) is very likely summoning OF the demon. Folks, do you REALLY think all the people behind these “technologies” are “Christian” at all? I haven’t come across ONE. (Not to say that they’re not possibly out there somewhere, in the A.I. world, I just have yet to come across one that’s truly “Christian”). That should tell you something, folks!

But interesting enough, he further went on to say that he sees (or knows?) that artificial intelligence is even MORE dangerous than nuclear weapons! (Wow! That statement just blew me away, with its wide-spreading implications!) Because it’s almost like he’s inferring that the type of society in the movie “I-robot” will soon become our actual, living reality!

Does anyone else remember the movie “I-robot” with Will Smith? And how, over time, the robots became more intelligent than the humans and tried to OVERTAKE THEM? Now, in the year 2017, this “plot scenario” doesn’t seem so far-fetched! (Scary, INDEED, folks!) And trust me folks, if Elon Musk HIMSELF is already concerned about it, as is Stephen Hawking, etc., that should SERIOUSLY tell us ALL something! 

In fact, just came across THIS news article the other day: It should send proverbial chills down one’s spine! “Self-thinking robot escapes lab….TWICE”: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/intelligent-robot-remembers-learns-could-8248559

Another thing that really gets me about the “Alexa” app is how the whole entire family often gets involved, even down to the very tiny toddlers! And, if Elon Musk himself is “hinting” to us all that artificial intelligence is “summoning of the demon” (in general?), should we as Christians be concerned at all? The answer is a resounding YES!

Folks, we’re living in the Last Days! We REALLY, truly got to think about what we’re allowing into our hearts & into our homes! Many Christian people (as well as otherwise) have always denounced having Ouija boards in the home. But probably not alot of people are thinking about the long-term spiritual implications of having an “Alexa”, “Siri”, etc. in their homes, am I right?

And what’s REALLY ironic here is that if you were to try to REMOVE an “Alexa” from someone’s home, they’d cry and freak out (not so much because of the forceful removal) but because their Alexa “is their baby”. They’re SO attached to it, that they’re not willing to part with it (even after being shown the biblical truth about it). For a Christian, the answer’s pretty simple, unplug it or remove it. But it’s not so simple, is it?

Folks, I know this is gonna sound a bit crazy so just bare with me, here. But “Alexa” was honestly designed by Satan and his demons (BEHIND the scenes – with many an Amazon engineer being unawares, even) for HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE! Don’t believe me? Just THINK about how “tempted” you very first were to BUY or USE an Alexa in the FIRST place!

Your “brain” was probably telling you, “I want it! I want it! I want it! I GOT to have it!” But just WHO or WHAT was BEHIND that “desire” to buy the Alexa, in the first place, folks? Any guesses? And AS it sits there on the shelf and we’re being constantly BOMBARDED with TV commercials and Amazon and Youtube ads regarding Alexa, it’s nearly IMPOSSIBLE for our “wordly/fleshly/secular nature” NOT to see it as a ‘useful” app. And THAT, my friends, was Satan’s focus, hope AND strategy! 

(Note: See how HARD it is? It sounds like such a simple thing, doesn’t it? UNPLUG IT. But yet, it’s NOT! There’s this over-riding urge to NOT unplug it. And if you DO unplug it, you’re tempted to not throw it out and keep it (ESPECIALLY if it was given to you as a “gift”, am I right, folks? And THAT, my friend, is where the HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE’S coming in!)

The bible says that Satan’s angry and knows his time is short. And as time goes on, his time on this Earth gets shorter & shorter & shorter. Thus, he’s CONSTANTLY gotta crank out more and more and more ways to ENSLAVE, ENSNARE & DECEIVE THE MASSES!

Gay marriage was ONE way in which he did it. Gay adoption and Abortion another way. And simultaneously? Amazon Alexa AND Transgender rights are just ANOTHER way. There’s SSOO MMAANNYYY doorways leading to Satan in this world (here in the year 2017), that it’s honestly MIND-BOGGLING!

But yet, there is only ONE true, spiritual doorway to Eternal Salvation AND Eternal Life and THAT is through the Lord Jesus Christ! See folks? Notice the difference, there?

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: FOR WIDE IS THE GATE, AND BROAD IS THE WAY, THAT LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREAT: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it– [Matthew 7:13-14

Translation? VERY FEW people make it to what most people would consider “heaven” (The bible calls it New Jerusalem), someday. VERY FEW. Let that sink it for a bit. Think about it. Matthew 7:13-14 implies that only a SMALL NUMBER will be saved in his great, heavenly name! The rest will ETERNALLY PERISH in THE LAKE OF FIRE, in which Jesus Christ says in Matthew 8:12 “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth“. Which means that MILLIONS upon MILLIONS will find themselves eternally CAST INTO the LAKE OF FIRE (INCLUDING “Wayward Christians!) 

So, to put this in perspective, there’s about 7.5 BILLION people on the Earth right now. The U.S. population (around January 2017) clocked in around 324,310,000-ish. Out of both of those population numbers, about 75% of people in America identify as “Christian”, compared with about 36% Christians worldwide and about 34% Catholics worldwide.

Now, if you were to FURTHER break down that 75% that identify as Christian, a 2016 poll reveals that 55% of Christians now actually SUPPORT “gay marriage”, while only 37% oppose it. And then you can break it EVEN FURTHER down. OF that 37% that opposes “gay marriage”, how many of them live by BIBLICAL TRUTH?

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Translation? Just because you CALL yourself a “Christian” does NOT mean that you are TRULY Christian and/or are automatically “saved” in Jesus Christ!

MATTHEW 15, KJV

Translation? Matthew 15’s talking about the people that proclaim Jesus Christ with their LIPS and during “church services” but do NOT honor OR obey him by the way they live their lives (on a daily or weekly basis!) 

For example: A person is a church-going person but yet, they hold a severe grudge towards a coworker or a family member. They are NOT truly living in Christ! They proclaim Christ with their LIPS but their LIVES and their ACTIONS are FAR from HIM! Sound familiar?

We’ve ALL been guilty of something similar in our lives at one point in time or another. But when it becomes a NON-REPENTING pattern, as in, we start to feel (over time) JUSTIFIED in our sins, that’s what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 15:8 when he states, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me“.

BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME are the key words, here. When it comes to things like “verbal artificial intelligence”, what does it mean to have a heart that’s FAR from Christ? Answer: To have one’s heart MORE “given over” to “Alexa/Alexa app” than to Christ! To love “technology” more than Christ! To love “Alexa”/using Alexa more than Christ! To love “modern day convenience” more than Christ! 

So to those Christians out there who own an “Alexa”, I ask this of YOU today: Where is YOUR heart? Because remember that a simple, innocent “fascination” with “Alexa’s technology” can turn into a full-on ADORATION AND OBSESSION/WORSHIP OF “ALEXA!” In fact, “Alexa” serves as a DEMONIC IDOL to MANY! 

But question: what are we, as Christian individuals (as a whole) doing in the FIRST PLACE, talking to “Alexa” when we should INSTEAD be talking with CHRIST instead, in repentance and in prayer? 

And while I do NOT condemn Amazon in and of itself as a whole (I myself shop there for a GREAT many things and absolutely love online shopping through them), I would have people to think twice before ordering an Amazon “Echo” or “Dot”. Is it WORTH losing your eternal salvation over, folks? Think about that long and hard before you buy one!

And remember, spiritually/mentally straying from Jesus Christ starts out so SLOWLY. As in, it all begins with an “innocent” curiosity about something (such as “Amazon Echo” or “Amazon Dot”).

And then, over time, that “innocent curiosity” then becomes an “obsession”. And then, that “obsession” then becomes full-fledged (gasp!) WORSHIP! Do you see where I’m going with this, folks? In fact, let me give me an example of this. In a recent Christianity Today article, the VERY first line in the article reads:

Ask Alexa, and it will be given to you“. WHAT???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? 

So now Alexa REPLACES Jesus? WHAT IS THIS, FOLKS????? SERIOUSLY????? That just proves to me right there that Satan is trying to use Alexa to SURPLANT Jesus and the first line in that article PROVES it to me, beyond all reasonable shadow of a doubt!!!!!!

I pray that all who read this (as well as the person who wrote that CT article) will see the SPIRITUAL DANGERS of the “Alexa”/”Alexa app”, as well as all verbal artificial intelligence systems, etc., AND that they will re-examine their spiritual walk with Christ and to self-examine rather or not Christ is TRULY the centerpiece of their lives or not. And remember: That goes just as for me as for anyone else, here! 

 

 

 

Donald J. Trump: America’s Last Stand, PART ONE

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? Or AFTER? 

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!