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Will The Antichrist Be A Human-like “ANDROID?” Could Mark of the Beast Happen TOMORROW?

For years and years and years, we were told by most of the biblical scholars that The Antichrist – (the one world gov’t leader) during the End Times/Tribulation – would be a HUMAN man indwelt with the power of Satan! However, most of those biblical scholars were over-looking ONE simple thing and that’s THIS: Satan HATES the image of God! 

In Genesis (the very first book of the Old Testament), we’re told that both men and women were naturally made in the IMAGE OF GOD! So what does that mean, essentially? It means that humans were modeled after God’s image and that God’s “authenticated signature” is on our NATURAL DNA! Therefore, ANY form of genetic-diversion from that’s AN INVERSION of the holy image of God!

We know from the bible that Satan LOVES “counterfeits”. Example: God designed natural procreation, traditional marriage and traditional family. But throughout the ages, (especially in the 21st century), Satan has now developed UN-NATURAL PROCREATION (IVF/surrogacy/”test tube babies”), “gay marriage” and “the gay family”. Do you see how Satan likes to INVERT THINGS?

Jesus is part of the HOLY TRINITY: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. But during the End Times (in which we’re currently now living in), Satan will be part of the UN-HOLY TRINITY: Satan (the “anti-God” god), The Antichrist & the Un-Holy Spirit! In other words, everything that Jesus has in the RIGHTEOUS/HOLY MODEL, Satan has to try to re-create for himself in the UN-RIGHTEOUS MODEL.

Therefore, by spiritual and deductive reasoning, we can more or less ascertain that The Antichrist will very likely NOT be of full human blood/human DNA but “an Android”, an UN-NATURAL, SYNTHETICALLY-CREATED being! Because while the Antichrist could STILL theoretically be some sort of IVF-created being, IVF still has minor “vestiges” of the image of God in it (i.e. sperm and egg). Therefore, in order to counteract that, Satan has to come up with something that’s NOT made in the image of God (hence, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and DNA-TAMPERING!)

Now…..could the Antichrist still theoretically be a “cyborg” of sorts, part human, part machine? Perhaps. But something tells me that won’t be the case. Something tells me that Satan’s gonna try to go SO deep into this thing (counteracting the “image of God”), that the Antichrist likely won’t have ANY human DNA in it, whatsoever! But yet, the Antichrist, this “male Android”, in my opinion, will look, talk, walk like, move like and sound SO HUMAN, that practically NO human being (save for the Lord’s people) will be none the wiser!

And I think the REASON why the male Android must look, sound, move, walk and talk as much like a human as possible is SO THAT humans will grow to love it/him. Because if the Android was in any way robot-sounding, many humans would hesitate to “worship it”. But……if it sounds, talks, walks, looks and “acts human”, then hey, a HUMAN man they will worship, right, folks?

Not to mention it also fits in with “computer block-chain technology”, “drone armies”, and “the real-like Skynet” scenarios. It actually makes more sense for the Antichrist himself to be a highly-advanced human-looking Android (in my mind) rather than just a mere cyborg. Cyborgs will be a dime a dozen when the time comes. Therefore, something must TRULY stand out with the Antichrist.

There has to be something that distinguishes him from all the rest. And true, he’d likely have other human-like Androids at his disposal. But there’ll be something spectacular about this ONE particular “model”. Perhaps the “DNA” from all the most evil people in history will be “inserted” and programmed into this “Android”. Or perhaps the Antichrist WILL be a “lab created being” with all the DNA from the world’s most evilest people inserted into it. But one thing’s for sure: The Antichrist MUST in some way, shape or form be a true COUNTERFEIT to the true, NATURAL DNA “image of God”, THINK ABOUT IT, FOLKS!

In some previous blog posts and Youtube videos, I’ve already discussed the IMAGE OF THE BEAST (which is no doubt Artificial Intelligence, ITSELF!) Therefore, it stands to reason: if the IMAGE OF THE BEAST is more or less here on this Earth ALREADY, how much CLOSER is the OFFICIAL ARRIVAL of THE Antichrist upon the WORLD STAGE? And furthermore, how likely it is that THE Antichrist will be THE MOST ADVANCED human-like Android that the world has ever seen?{Though, like I said, the world wouldn’t KNOW he’s even an “Android” – IF he’s an Android – cause he’ll talk, move, and sound SO human, that most will be none the wiser!)}

But again, that’s just my own “spiritual theory”. I could be wrong about the Antichrist being an “Android”. The Antichrist (for all I know) actually COULD be part human, part something else (be it machine or whatever). But what I DO know is that The Antichrist will arrive…..SOON! Very, very soon! Are you ready, folks? Are you ready for The Mark of the Beast system to be installed soon? Are you ready to be PERSECUTED and/or possibly put to DEATH for YOUR faith in Christ? GET READY!

I can just picture and visualize it, NOW. We wake up one day and go to the bank and or go online to access our funds and NO FUNDS ARE THERE! We’re IMMEDIATELY confused, not knowing as to what’s going on. Our first thought will be that all of the banking systems are down, due to some imminent “terrorist attack” on our country. So we go on Youtube or flip on the news……….and likely see a totally DIFFERENT news broadcast announcement unfolding:

Attention ALL global citizens of the world: There is now a NEW global financial system. Cash, credit cards and debit are now obsolete. ALL banking accounts now APPEAR to have a balance of ZERO! But have no fear…….for when YOU get YOUR new global ID and get the proper mark associated with said ID, you will have a set of new *global credits* in your account. Each person automatically gets a set of *100,000 global credits* starting out……..However……..AS you continue to contribute more to “the one world system”, you will gain more and more *global credits* into your account! P.S.: Don’t worry about your previous bank balance before today’s balance of ZERO…….that previous balance will ALSO be reconverted into a special “transfer account”, which you’ll be able to access after 30 days, after taking The Mark!” 

Many people will IMMEDIATELY get the new “global ID” and “global ID implant” in order to gain access to these new “global credits”. Because hey, nobody likes the thought of starving to death and/or not being able to feed their own families, right? There’ll even be cases of many employers and employees rushing out to get this mark. And then the REAL TEST begins, folks! How much longer will WE – (the bible-believing, bible-obeying Christians) hold out – while all the rest of those around us RECEIVE “The Mark” in their right hands or in their foreheads?

Some people are the ONLY bible-believing Christian in their family. So what’s gonna happen when their ENTIRE FAMILY gets “The Mark” and they are the ONLY ONE without it? How much longer will they be able to WITHSTAND THE MARK while the rest of their “Mark-adhering family members” taunt them SEVERAL times a day to “get the mark, get the mark, get the mark?”

In fact, Evangelist Anita Fuentes of OpenYourEyesPeople ministry brought up a VERY good point during one of her most recent Youtube sermons: Folks, if you can’t even resist a CHOCOLATE BAR, etc. *NOW*, what makes you think you’ll be ready to resist The *Mark of The Beast* LATER?” 

And I just LOVED the way in which she said that because she’s right…..The Mark of the Beast will be the ULTIMATE temptation of temptations EVER KNOWN TO MAN…..The most DAMNABLE temptation that mankind has EVER EXPERIENCED!

And true, while many Christians may be able to hold out for a week, 2 weeks or a month, after awhile, the LONGER they go without taking The Mark, the BIGGER and BIGGER the temptation is going to become to GET “The Mark”. Because remember that Revelation 13 in the New Testament says that NO man, woman OR child will be able to buy or sell WITHOUT THE MARK! Just like Revelation 13 ALSO says that all of whom do NOT take the Mark WILL BE KILLED! 

Another thing the bible touches on is that ALL those whose names are NOT recorded in the Lamb’s book of Life [Jesus’s record book of all his faithful followers] WILL be deceived by both The Antichrist [The one world gov’t leader that appears to be the answer to the world’s problems] and His MARK [The Mark of The Beast].

The bible also says THAT the Antichrist will have the ability to bring down fire from heaven in the site of men [think: a “spiritual counterfeit” of the prophet Elijah] AND perform FALSE MIRACLES! Now, the bible doesn’t really specify WHAT those false miracles ARE (other than bringing down fire from heaven in the site of men) but THE bringing down fire from heaven in the site of men seems to be the main one! 

And I can see right now HOW he’s going to be effective in deceiving SO many people BY performing these false miracles, since many “skeptics” out there say things like: “I’ll have to see it in order to believe it” or “why doesn’t Jesus heal amputees?” Therefore, I can actually spiritually picture him DOING such things such as healing amputees, etc. So then, when some of the amputees themselves and other hard-core skeptics out there SEE the amputees being healed by the Antichrist, it will perfectly explain why those unfortunate folks will then falsely think the Antichrist is “God” or A “god”.

The bible says that ALL people who don’t have their names written in the Book of Life WILL be deceived by the Antichrist and his Mark, NO EXCEPTIONS! Although some people (after watching some type of Left Behind movies) might be wondering if there will be those type of “undecided” people who aren’t exactly Jesus followers but of whom “hesitate” to get The Mark…..

Well here, in that scenario, their names were actually written in the Book of Life shortly BEFORE The Mark hit the entire world and Jesus had planned to save them RIGHT AFTER The Mark hit the world, which is why they “hesitated” in getting The Mark. Thus, their name had ALREADY been pre-recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life BEFORE The Mark, so that WHEN The Mark hit, they later ended up being saved in the name of Jesus IMMEDIATELY AFTER The Mark was announced to the world. Make sense? There ARE no “middle of the roaders”, folks!  

We’re ALREADY seeing the rise of “weird global currencies” such as Bitcoin and what not. Therefore, we are now EVER MORE CLOSER to Mark of the Beast system than we’ve EVER been before! And not only THAT, but we also already have the REAL-LIFE VERSION OF CASSANDRA from the movie I-Robot ALREADY hitting the world stage at the 2018 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE SUMMIT! Sophia the robot already SPOKE at the 2018 FUTURE (GLOBAL) INVESTMENT INITIATIVE! And NOW…..something called Heba (sp.?) is now the SPEAKING face of the GLOBAL GOVERNANCE SUMMIT/ININIATIVE!

[[By the way, I should also mention that Heba (sp.?) is Arabic for “gift of God” while Sophia is Greek for “wisdom”. So NOW you can see where all of this coming from, folks! It would appear that Saudi Arabia is apparently gonna have a HUGE part in the Image of the Beast and Mark of the Beast system, someday. Wow! Who would’ve thought? What I would NOW like to know is how Saudi Arabia and Israel are tied together in the End Times – but more about that later……..]] 

Okay, so what does that tell us, folks? That tells us that global governance is already WELL on it way, as is the FINANCING for it! And the FINANCING for it has to do with investing in ARTIFICIAL TECHNOLOGY (A.I.). Why? Because the “tech” for A.I. is on a CENTRAL database – i.e. block chain technology – that is DECENTRALIZED! Yet, control OF that decentralized database WILL be held by The Antichrist! And the REASON it’s decentralized is because the Antichrist doesn’t want any one country’s gov’t or its people to over-take him/over-take the technology!

Remember the Tower of Babel in the Old Testament? Where Nimrod, the great grandson of Noah, had his people built a tower to try to reach all the way into heaven? And how he and all the people spoke ONE language? And also how God came to CONFUSE the languages so that the Tower would QUIT being built?

Well, TODAY, the world DOES speak ONE language again – DIGITALLY! And the “Great Tower” that the world is now trying to build is ARTIFICIAL TECHNOLOGY and DNA-EDITING *ITSELF!* As the “technology” becomes more and more advanced, the “Great Tower” (metaphorically speaking) is becoming “higher and higher and higher”.

However, the only difference is, THIS TIME, the Lord God of Heaven is NOT going to intervene….. atleast not for awhile, anyways! THIS time, He’s going to watch humanity slowly cave in on ITSELF, as the “technology” progresses!

I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that Mark of the Beast, The Antichrist, Artificial Technology and DNA-Editing are ALL spiritually intertwined! The Antichrist (indwelt with the power of Satan) will likely be made fully or partially WITH Artificial Technology and/or DNA-Editing. Just like The Mark of the Beast WILL permanently CHANGE one’s DNA *FOREVER!*

My guess is that the Antichrist will mostly HIMSELF be composed of ROGUE/SYNTHETIC DNA and thus, ANY PERSON who takes The Mark WILL ALSO be reconformed to that exact “mix” of rogue/synthetic DNA that the Antichrist has! Why? So they and the Antichrist can be “ONE”. 

In fact, there’s now this demonic movement going around called “One”. Not only in music, but in print and popular culture as well. I’ve always wondered what this “One” movement was all about. But now I think I know. It’s about ONENESS; becoming ONE with Satan/The Antichrist/A.I./DNA-Editing/THE MARK OF THE BEAST. It’s about ALL humans having the SAME EXACT ROGUE/SYNTHETIC DNA that the Antichrist has, in other words, becoming ONE with Satan/The Antichrist! 

It all makes sense, now. If one does NOT take the Mark of the Beast, one CANNOT be “One” with the Antichrist and with Antichrist “technology”. Therefore, those who do NOT have “The Mark” will GENETICALLY stand out like a SORE THUMB! Why? Because they will be the only people ON THE EARTH that still have God-created, God-given, NATURAL HUMAN DNA that DIFFERS FROM ANY OTHER HUMAN (except twins maybe but that’s a different story!)

All the other humans on the Earth that have taken The Mark (at THAT point in time) will all have the SAME EXACT FAKE DNA that will very likely NOT differ from any other human! Does that make sense, people?

Remember Satan’s inversions…..God’s NATURAL DNA makes things DIVERSE. So what Satan wants to do – genetically speaking – is do the EXACT OPPOSITE of that – which is to very likely make ALL “Mark of the Beast people” have the EXACT SAME FAKE DNA!

Because please remember that Satan HATES the NATURAL image of God and that humankind (natural born females and males) were all made in the “image of God!” By NATURAL DIVERSE DNA were we all made! Therefore, in order to invert that, Satan has to do the EXACT OPPOSITE – by making everyone have the SAME EXACT (ROGUE) DNA! 

So the fact that they’re now touting DNA-Editing as the new breakthrough “medical miracle” shouldn’t surprise anyone! Satan and his cohorts (both demonic and human) are trying to create a “new demonic race” of humans! (Yes! It’s true!) Because once you install “synthetic DNA” into your human body, you are no longer truly 100% human! And that’s EXACTLY what Satan wants……..to WIPE OUT all NATURAL HUMAN DNA! (Scary, isn’t it, folks?) And most people are none the wiser! They have NO IDEA of the total depths that Satan will go to, in order to deceive them! 

2 Corinthians 2:11 states “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices”.

Here’s a Youtube video I found that talks about A.I. and Image of the Beast in a little more detail:

In my humble, spiritual opinion, Revelation 13:15 in the New Testament [book of Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 15] is MOST DEFINITELY talking about Artificial Technology. Why? Because A) It has the ability to “speak” and “move”, B) It causes ALL those who refuse to bow down and worship it to be KILLED (“killer drone technology”, anyone?) and C) it’s made in the Image of the Beast.

We know from the bible that Satan is a “spirit being”. Therefore, the Antichrist must ALSO be a “spirit being”, as well, yet, also human-“like”. Therefore, the IMAGE of the Antichrist must be CLOSELY related to the Antichrist. Therefore, if the Antichrist HIMSELF is made from A.I. Tech, then doesn’t it stand to reason that his IMAGE will *also* be made from A.I. Tech, as WELL? Think about it, folks!

And guys, I know this is a terrible thing to admit (please forgive me) but sometimes even “I” wonder if I MYSELF am ready for “Mark of the Beast” society, as it’s literally gonna happen OVERNIGHT! For if it was done over the process of a week or more, many Christian would have more time to prepare, right folks? But yet, if it happened OVERNIGHT, Christians would NOT have time to prepare. The SHOCK of its suddenness would throw MANY of them off-guard, am I right?

Folks, it could quite literally happen TOMORROW, 2 days from now, NEXT WEEK! We simply DON’T KNOW on WHAT DAY the official Mark of the Beast will come about! Nor do we know on what exact day that THE Antichrist will be FULLY REVEALED to THE WORLD!

Many think that the Antichrist will be 33 years of age, just like Jesus was, when he died. But folks, what if that’s not right? What if he’s actually a “newborn” aged in A.I. Tech (which would probably be the equivalent of 66 human years or so?) What if Trump himself is the Antichrist? Folks, we just don’t know yet WHO it’s going to be! The answer may shock us ALL! That’s why we MUST be prepared in the name of Jesus, NO MATTER WHAT!

Also as well: If the Lord God provided MANNA for the Israelite people when they HAD no food out in the desert AS they were very first moseying along OUT of the path of Egypt, then what makes you think that Jesus won’t somehow supernaturally provide for his people (i.e. “born-again Christians”) during the End Times? OR He could possibly make it to where born-again Christians will no longer NEED food during the End Times but spiritual food, ONLY! He has any NUMBER of infinite ways to PROVIDE for his people during the End Times! MARK MY WORDS!

Also as well: If you need some personal spiritual encouragement in withstanding the MARK OF THE BEAST and/or the IMAGE OF THE BEAST, then let the following bible passages in Old Testament, Book of Daniel, Chapter 3, be your inspiration and your guide:

Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then an herald cried aloud, ‘To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace’.

Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar,O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up’.

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, ‘Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?’

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will NOT serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up’.

Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one SEVEN TIMES MORE than it was wont to be heated.

And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and AbednegoAnd these three [Hebrew] men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?They answered and said unto the king, ‘True, O king’.

He answered and said, ‘Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God’.

Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, ‘Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither’. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, UPON WHOSE BODIES THE FIRE HAD NO POWER, NOR WAS AN HAIR ON THEIR HEAD SINGED, NEITHER WERE THEIR COATS CHANGED, NOR THE SMELL OF FIRE HAD PASSED ON THEM.

Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort’.

Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeezus blaphemy

Kanye West’s album cover for Yeezus

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A random ad that seems to mock Old Testament David

SPIRIT IN THE SKY, JESUS MOCKING

“I’m not a sinner, I’ve never sinned”

JOEL OSTEEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

osteen quote

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strongholds: What’s YOURS?

I’ve most recently come across a most powerful Christian sermon about strongholds.

“Ah”, I thought. “I know what a stronghold is……it’s this dire need to hold onto something……some sin or ‘indulgence’ that a Christian person refuses to give up in their lives”.

Well, that’s only PART of the definition……A stronghold is defined as “a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack”. However, there can be GOOD strongholds or BAD strongholds, depending. Therefore, which one do YOU have?

castle STRONGHOLD

Let us examine. Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. Translation? Nobody’s perfect. Which means we ALL have our “strongholds” in our lives……those things/sin(s)/people which we’re refusing to give up. And most of the time, we don’t even REALIZE it’s a “stronghold” to begin with!

Examples?

  • A love of food or certain kinds of food (especially when it gets to the point of obsession)
  • A relationship that doesn’t honor Yeshua/Jesus (e.g., premarital sex, abuse, one person’s not a believer in Jesus, etc.)
  • A love of money or material things
  • An obsession with sports, music, entertainment, social media, celeb gossip
  • A holding on to hurt, resentment, anger and pain
  • An obsession with a person, place or thing
  • A REFUSAL to lay all your hopes, fears, dreams, resentment, anger, pain, and hate at Jesus’s feet (spiritually speaking)
  • A REFUSAL to acknowledge there’s any sort of “problem” in our lives
  • A REFUSAL to seek help for any and all “problems” in our lives
  • A love of drugs or alcohol
  • A love of lust and/or partying
  • A REFUSAL to do the Lord’s will
  • A REFUSAL to seek reconciliation with someone we’ve wronged or who has wronged US
  • A REFUSAL to trust or believe in God/Jesus Christ and/or a REFUSAL to believe in HIS holy words in the bible
  • The need for everyone’s approval
  • ETC.

And when it comes to GOOD STRONGHOLDS, there is ONLY ONE good stronghold I can think of and that is 100% TRUST IN ALMIGHTY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST, THE NAME ABOVE ALL OTHER NAMES!

Ofcourse, THAT type of faith is hard to come by. It doesn’t come easy and it sure as HECK doesn’t come overnight. It’s a PROCESS, people. It is a LEARNED faith, bit by bit and little by little.

Do you think Abraham [in the Old Testament] was BORN with the type of faith he had? Granted, there IS such a thing as predestiny, I believe, BUT…….Abraham likely didn’t, for theoretical example, yell up at the sky at 2 years old: “yes Lord, I’ll leave for the promised land TOMORROW!” Obviously, Abraham had to be shaped and molded INTO that faith, INTO that “righteous stronghold” of the Almighty God!

For EVEN Abraham himself apparently had some “unrighteous strongholds”, as we read in Genesis 12 that when there was a famine in the land, Abraham had “unrighteous doubt”/”fear” in his heart when he came near to the land of Egypt with his wife Sarai. Why? Because his wife Sarai was “stunningly beautiful” and Abraham feared that once the Egyptians saw how beautiful Sarai was, that they’d kill him to get to HER. So Abraham told Sarai to tell the Egyptians that she was his “sister”!

And sure enough, as it turned out, the Egyptians were overly generous to Abraham on the count of Sarai. HOWEVER, when the Lord plagued Pharaoh’s household and servants because of Sarai, that’s when Pharaoh realized that he had been “duped” by Abraham and told Abraham to take his wife Sarai and immediately depart Egypt!

This is just ONE example of when an Old Testament prophet displayed an “unrighteous stronghold”. Another example is Moses. When the Lord God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, he was sore afraid. He made all sorts of “excuses”:

“And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee” – Exodus 4:1

“And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue” – Exodus 4:10

 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send” – Exodus 4:13

Think how YOU would feel if you were needing someone to do something and they kept protesting and making excuses! Pretty irritated, right? So it was with God when Moses kept making excuses (poor Moses, though! That must have been a very hard thing for him to do – face Pharaoh and the people with his implied *speech impediment*! But still……) 

Moses’s excuses/justifications and Abraham’s lack of faith when it came to traveling with his “stunningly beautiful” wife can serve as a message to us ALL. What type of “strongholds” do YOU have (if any) and how do YOU deal with them?

Not sure if this will help anyone out here but here it goes. These are the types of “strongholds” that I myself have been silently suffering from in 2015, not even fully realizing that they WERE “strongholds”, to begin with…..UNTIL the Lord opened up my eyes:

  • Food (specifically, certain types of food in the middle of the day that I would “think” about buying the next day, then would buy in bulk the next day, and even then, that STILL wasn’t good enough. I would browse online menus from several different places, trying to decide what food I should buy each time. My cabinets and my refrigerator also became full of food oftentimes, and half the time, a part of the stuff would even go uneaten, until I was forced to throw them out. CRAZY, huh?)
  • I seemed to have left my “first love” (spiritually), Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ [Revelation 2:4]
  • I had somewhat acted out in anger towards certain things at work without stopping to think rationally first about the situation(s)
  • I kept trying to tell myself in the back of my mind that that I didn’t really need to read the bible anymore, since I “already knew what’s in there”, while advising others to read theirs all the time (OUCH!)
  • I REFUSED to do all the things the Lord told me to do/say in the year 2015, making excuses
  • I struggled (and still struggle, somewhat) to keep my apartment clean (& organized)
  • I seemed to have a “why me?” attitude many times
  • I was seemingly overcome with fear and partial lack of faith (as in, I seemed to be struggling with the constant thought that maybe I wasn’t doing enough for God’s Kingdom, maybe the Lord wouldn’t consider me righteous enough to enter into the gates someday, etc.)
  • I obsessed over this guy at work that I couldn’t have (Never dated the guy or anything, just obsessed over him, mostly)
  • ETC.

Now, the POINT I wanted to make is that those “admissions” (to ourselves, to God and to others) are very, very personal and hard to make. But ONCE we make them, we’re one step closer to knocking down those castle walls of “unrighteous strongholds”.

But how do I develop a RIGHTEOUS STRONGHOLD?“, one might ask. Well, first we have to have FAITH. How do we develop faith? The bible says in Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. Translation? Faith comes by hearing the written Word of God in the bible.

“But what about people that read the bible and STILL don’t believe?”, some might ask. My question: why NOT believe? For it takes FAR more faith to believe everything came from nothing than to believe that everything came from something (an Almighty Creator), don’t you think?

[For if you’re right and I’m wrong, I’ve lost nothing. But if I AM right, and YOU’RE wrong, you will have lost EVERYTHING, including your OWN SOUL! Is that an eternal chance you’d be willing to take, folks? I pray not!]

There’s many passages in the bible I like to read when I feel as though my faith is “weak” and they are the following:

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word” – Matthew 28: 5-8

HE IS RISEN!

And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day” – Matthew 28: 12-15

[[[[THE “JEWISH COUNCIL” PAYED THE ROMAN SOLDIERS ***LARGE SUMS OF MONEY*** TO LIE AND SAY THAT JESUS’S DISCIPLES STOLE HIS BODY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! However, that brings up several questions:

  1. How did they roll away the heavy stone without anyone noticing?
  2. Where is the body? All they’d have to do is find a body and no problem.
  3. Why would Jesus’s disciples knowingly offer themselves up for torchure and execution/death for something they knew was a lie? Obviously, Jesus’s disciples believed the angel of the Lord with all their hearts, souls and might and that he was resurrected! Cause nobody on the Earth that I know of would be willing to be torchured and die for a LIE, right?
  4. If Jesus didn’t truly resurrect, he would’ve been exposed as a fraud and “Christianity”/”Messianic Judaism” would’ve completely died within a day or two. But BECAUSE he resurrected and there were SEVERAL eyewitnesses to the fact (Christian AND non-Christian alike), Jesus’s resurrection has been proven as anything BUT a lie!]]]]

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” – Mathew 19:26

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” – Mark 11: 22-24

“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour” – Matthew 15:28

GOD PARTING THE RED SEA:

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians. 

And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore” – [Exodus 14: 21-30 in Old Testament]

THE LIONS DEN:

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? 

Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his GodAnd the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den. 

Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian” – [Daniel 6: 16-28 in Old Testament] 

THE FIERY FURNACE:

Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up’. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 

Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said,Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.” [Daniel 3: 8-30 in the Old Testament] 

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

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And that’s just a very small “sliver” of verses I am personally encouraged by. There’s SO many more, but for the sake of time and space, I must limit it to those few. But hopefully you will start to recognize and get rid of any unrighteous strongholds in your life. And as evidenced up above, even I myself (of all people) am not immune from having unrighteous strongholds from time to time.

Romans 3:23 expressedly states that we’re all sinners, who’ve fallen short of the glory of God! But when Almighty Yeshua/Jesus died on the cross for us, he died on the cross so that WE can be forgiven of our sins. But we have to ASK for that forgiveness and REPENT of sins in order to fully RECEIVE that forgiveness, folks! Jesus doesn’t extend his forgiveness to people who don’t want it. In other words, Jesus doesn’t FORCE salvation upon ANYONE…….he only graciously gives salvation to those who TRULY seek it. 

But in fact, imagine lava flowing down from a volcano. Imagine how HOT it is……visually focus on the mental imagery of the “lake of fire” pouring down out of the volcano. And then imagine being thrown alive into such a place……FOR ETERNITY! THAT is what Jesus died on the cross to protect us from, folks! (God’s Eternal Judgement). Who in their right mind, after knowing the FULL realities of hell and/or lake of fire would want to go there? Honestly? It boggles the mind, folks! 

On the other hand, read Revelation in the New Testament, chapters 21 and 22 to get a FULL PICTURE of what living in “God’s Paradise” is like. Who in their right mind, after reading that BEAUTIFULLY, HEAVENLY description wouldn’t want to go there? It boggles the mind, folks! It boggles the mind! And never ceases to amaze me! 

I oftentimes pray for my family, my coworkers and all my blog readers. But it’s very rare that I ask others to pray for ME. I guess it’s a pride thing. It’s hard for me to ask for help and to ADMIT to Almighty God and to others what my “unrighteous strongholds” are. But now that I HAVE admitted them to Yeshua/Jesus AND to you, please pray for me, folks! Please pray in the name of the Lord that I will be able to overcome the unrighteous strongholds that tried to take me down in 2015 and are still attempting to grab ahold of my spiritual ankle (sort’ve speak) in 2016! I need your prayers!

Thanks so much for reading and again, may Almighty Yeshua/Jesus bless you ALL in these last days! 😉