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Why ALL Statues are IDOLS (Biblically-Speaking)

Folks, there’s most recently been a controversy in which extreme leftists have wanted to TEAR DOWN all CONFEDERATE statues based on RACE, ALONE! 

And while many Christians out there in the South are PROTESTING taking down the statues, there’s a MUCH BIGGER picture here at play folks and that’s THIS:

ALL “STATUES” ARE **IDOLS!** Yes, you heard me. **IDOLS**. How we know this? Let us go no further than the 2nd commandment in the bible, which states the following:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me” – [Exodus 20: 4-5]

Okay, so let us define what a “graven image” is, biblically-speaking. It is simply an “image made by the hands of man”. And that “image” (in order to be classified as an “idol”, biblically speaking) must represent a thing or a person that is under the Earth, on the Earth or above the Earth.

Therefore, ALL STATUES comply with all the categories of an IDOL (biblically-speaking):

  1. It’s an “image” or “representation” made with mans’ hands
  2. It’s an “image” or “representation” of a person/thing that’s under/on/above the Earth
  3. Mankind often “marvels” over such “statues” and “takes picture of it” or with themselves BY it, which qualifies as a form of “worship”, according to the bible. Because remember: to “marvel” over something is to “worship it”, biblically-speaking

Therefore, I think ALL STATUES should come down. Not so much because of the race or history thing, but because of the IDOL THING! Think about how many Catholics, for instance, BOW DOWN to “statues” of “saints” (DEMONS) or The “Pope” or what have ya. Many people say that statues of Catholic saints are IDOLS, yet statues of historical figures are NOT.

But HOW is that, folks? How is a man-made STATUE of an historical figure ANY DIFFERENT than all the statues of Catholic saints? Don’t people (in a sense) bow down to and WORSHIP statues of historical figures by TAKING PICTURES OF IT or taking pictures of themselves RIGHT BY IT? Think about it, folks! 

I’m honestly surprised that more Christians out there haven’t picked up on this and started more of a “fuss” about this. When the VERY FIRST “statues” (i.e. IDOLS) were put up of historical figures, how IS it that most Christians out there weren’t PROTESTING THEM, THEN? Answer: Because they were SPIRITUALLY BLIND

Satan had it SO EASY on this, folks! One little statue HERE, one little statue THERE and many Christians were NONE THE WISER! How sad, folks! How PITIFUL! What a SPIRITUAL SHAME that more Christians have not been able to open up their eyes and SEE THIS SIMPLE FACT!

Many Christians today even want to CLING to those statues as “vestiges of human history”. And while it’s true that human history should never be forgotten (lest it be repeated, once again), I just don’t think that clinging to STATUE IDOLS is the way to go about it, SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING! 

Most of us wouldn’t want or have idols in our HOMES! So why should we want any STATUE IDOLS in the PUBLIC SQUARE? Think about it, folks! A 10 commandments monument is ONE thing! A STATUE (i.e. GRAVEN IMAGE IDOL) of an historical figure is another thing, altogether! 

And folks, it’s NOT JUST statues of historical figures that are IDOLS/GRAVEN IMAGES (the statue of liberty’s DEFINITELY AN IDOL – like it or not), but it can also be things like statues of cats, dogs, fish, ANYTHING. It doesn’t necessarily have to BE a statue of a “Buddha” or the like to BE an “idol”, BIBLICALLY-SPEAKING. Do you read me on this, folks?????

Anyways, it just breaks my heart and makes me so, so sad that many Christians are BLIND as to exactly WHAT an idol is (it’s a heck of alot more than just a Buddha or a wax museum figurine of somebody famous). When are people gonna open up their eyes and see this fact? 

I pray that if you’re a Christian/Messianic Jew who doesn’t yet see the BIBLICAL TRUTH about statues, that you soon WILL. I also pray that ALL statues will start to come down, soon. Again, not for the LIBERAL REASONS stated but for BIBLICAL REASONS! Cause then, and only then might almighty God have just a little more “patience” with this nation if we start tearing down statues (IDOLS/GRAVEN IMAGES) for all the RIGHT reasons (BIBLICAL REASONS) instead of all the WRONG reasons!

Folks, we (America) are a nation of IDOL WORSHIPERS (statues at every which corner/public square), MURDERERS (abortion, etc.), WHOREMONGERS (homosexuality/transgenderism/pre or extra marital sex), BLASPHEMERS and THIEVES. But even if we (as a nation) were to get rid of just ONE of those things (for all the RIGHT biblical reasons), the Lord would be partially pleased. Did you know that, people? Do you CARE? 

But yet, the bible says that won’t happen anytime soon. America will have to FALL TO ITS KNEES before many of its own citizens will repent. And EVEN THEN, many will have a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART towards Jesus and his commands in the bible!

Remember how all the ancient Greeks and Romans had STATUES at every corner and all over their “public squares?” Today’s times aren’t so different now, are they? True, people might not PHYSICALLY bow down and “worship” the statues of historical figures in the essence of: Oh President Lincoln, I worship thee GREATLY, but that’s because people do so IN THEIR HEARTS!

Like I said, they take PICTURES of the “statues” (graven images) or take pictures of THEMSELVES by the “statues”…..But again, exactly WHERE does that motivation truly come from? WHAT or WHOM gives them the very “thought” IN THE FIRST PLACE that they should take a picture OF it or with themselves BY it? Who or what, INDEED?

Can you IMAGINE Jesus back in the day telling any of his disciples (had the technology existed back then) to “snap” a pic of Roman statues or with themselves in front of one/by one? OFCOURSE NOT! Therefore, if a disciple HAD done that (had the technology existed back then), Jesus would’ve IMMEDIATELY denounced it as IDOLISM (which, it clearly IS!) 

And you don’t think Jesus Christ considers that a form of “worship”, folks? Trust me, he considers it WORSHIP…….And that applies EVEN TO STATUES OF HIMSELF…….He doesn’t even want us “worshiping” or “marveling” over statues of HIM…….Therefore, do you REALLY think he’d want any of us “worshiping” or “marveling” over a statue of historical figures or the like? THINK ABOUT IT, FOLKS!

[NOTE:  hope this post has both enlightened and informed you about THE TRUTH about all “STATUES”. May you NO LONGER be deceived by Satan and his demons! 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! 😉 

 

 

 

 

“American IDOL”: Sign of a LOST GENERATION

Today’s Music & Entertainment Industry is OF THE DEVIL! And the TV show called “American IDOL” is no different! (In fact, who remembers the singer by the name of Billy IDOL back in the 80’s? Ring a bell?) The dark side (ever since the late 80’s or so) has basically, over time, started to become more BLATANT with its “agenda”, which is to deceive the masses into INADVERTENTLY worshiping Satan/demons. It’s just that no-one’s really noticed, until now.

Now that more average people are “in the know” (due to people making Youtube videos about it and EXPOSING it), the dark side doesn’t really care anymore. In fact, I think the dark side PURPOSELY gave Billy Idol his name and named the TV show called “American IDOL” as some sort of personal “test”, to see if any Americans (specifically, Christians) would be *spiritually* smart enough to pick up on it.

Sadly, many “Christian” people here in America weren’t! What’s the evidence? Facebook. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen the TV show “American IDOL” or “Billy IDOL” LIKED on Facebook by random people who “claim” to be “Christian”! But then again, this goes for ANY TV show that doesn’t glorify God! Wow! People are SPIRITUALLY BLIND, folks! Even I myself thought at one time that “music” and “TV shows” were harmless but boy was I wrong! They REALLY mess with a person’s psyche, rather people realize that or not! 

American IDOL…..THINK about what that name implies, folks (literally, spiritually and even *culturally!*). The 2nd commandment more or less says, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images or idols”, that’s WHY they named the show “American IDOL‘. And the dark side is secretly laughing behind the scenes, cause the SCREAMING/CHEERING audience (as well as those watching on TV at home) have NO IDEA about what’s REALLY going on, behind the spiritual scenes! 

There’s many out there that claim they don’t “believe” in the Devil and this and that. But tell me. If the Devil doesn’t exist, why do music and movie stars SELL THEIR SOULS TO HIM for money/riches/fortune/fame? Certainly, these “celebs” wouldn’t be able to do that if the Devil weren’t real, correct? And even still, why sell one’s soul to a so-called “imaginary entity” that one didn’t even so-called believe in, in the first place, for money, fortune and fame? Makes no logical sense, does it? Clearly, these celebs KNOW (and “believe”) the Devil is real.

Want proof? Look no further than the **4:04-4:25** mark in THE FOLLOWING EMBEDDED VIDEO

OR the 1:38, 2:45, 3:08-3:10, 3:31, 3:38-3:51 or **4:25-4:33** mark in THIS VIDEO:

And right underneath the 2nd embedded Youtube video, a viewer had THIS to say:

“Me too lol. I was just saying today to a friend of mine that she is a walking orgasm, musically. When I listen to Tori’s genius musical masterpieces, she takes over my body and soul. It feels really good and she sometimes makes me cry. Unfortunately, Tori Amos is HIGHLY underrated”

Further down, the same user stated: “So sexy, though. I’m a woman and she makes me wanna do her.

Do you SEE what type of world we’re living in today, folks? Today’s music and entertainment industry is DESIGNED to “suck you in”, is DESIGNED to “take over your mind, heart, body and soul”, is DESIGNED to seduce you/make you LUST, is DESIGNED to take you away from the written word of God!

And that’s where you have TV shows like “The X Factor”, “The Voice”, “American IDOL” and even “Dancing With The Stars” come in. And do you want to know what the IRONIC thing is? “American Idol” became a TV show slightly after the time that I started noticing a “slight resurgence” or a “rise” in the number of people being “hungry” for “spiritual truth” (i.e. Jesus, the bible)…….

So it’s almost like this GODLESS TV show had to be created here in America in order to try to COUNTERACT the “resurgence” of people in America searching for “the truth” (i.e. Jesus, the bible), somehow. And boy, did it do its job! Many people will bend over backwards just to be on this show! And SOME people even go “crazy” before/during/right after auditioning for this show!

In fact, the Luciferian elite’s looking for the NEXT GENERATION of people to spiritually ruin others and to BE spiritually ruined! But then again, the Devil has to pick people who are “open” to being “destroyers” in the spiritual sense (though many of these people DON’T EVEN REALIZE they’re being “used” by the Luciferian elite to SPIRITUALLY DESTROY THEMSELVES AND OTHERS, to be fair).

Many people think these “shows” are just about fame and money. But it goes much, much deeper than that, folks! At its very CORE, shows like these are about SPIRITUAL DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND! Have you ever noticed the “hellish Luciferian background” of the TV show “American Idol”? WHY is that, do you think? Ask yourselves that, folks! 

And DURING the actual “X-Factor”, “American Idol”, “The Voice”  and EVEN “Dancing With The Stars” TV shows, the people in the audience are just SCREAMING and CHEERING and CRYING with excitement! Now tell me………when’s the last time that you ever heard of a person in today’s godless world getting THAT happy and exited over JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY? Because the last time a “society” or “group of people” treated Jesus Christ LIKE the “true Son of God” was in what’s known in Luke 19:35-40 as his Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem! People cheered and cried out with excitement, layed down tree branches and cloaks in his path and likely waved palm branches!

Now…….that was OK for the Judeo-“Christian” people to do with the actual SON OF GOD/JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY, FOR HE IS WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE! But that sort of “adoration”, “praise” and “excitement” is NOT okay for people to do with any other being in the universe! Because when people SCREAM, CHEER and CRY tears of “idol appreciation” for something or someone that ISN’T the TRUE Son of God, which is, always was and always WILL be Jesus Christ Almighty, they’re directly worshiping Satan/demons, rather they realize it or not!

[But what’s sad is that WHEN the Anti-Christ comes upon the Earth — which should be any day, now, quite frankly, CONSIDERING “the times” we’re currently living in, in today’s world– he’s going to falsely claim to be “The Messiah” and many, many people will actually “believe him”! WHY will they “believe him”? Because their names aren’t written in the Lamb’s book of Life!

What’s the Lamb’s book of Life? It’s the names of all of Yeshua’s/Jesus Christ’s FAITHFUL/OBEDIENT FOLLOWERS. Therefore, ALL whose names aren’t written IN Jesus’s Book of Life will have TWO things eternally happen to them. First, they’ll be SPIRITUALLY DECEIVED by the Anti-Christ and take what’s known as “The Mark of the Beast”, so that they’ll still be able to buy and sell. Secondly, BECAUSE they took the “Mark of the Beast”, they will then be ETERNALLY CONDEMNED by God and thrown into “the Lake of Fire”(Revelation 20:15!)]

For example, in the following video, Tori Amos is CLEARLY demonically possessed (even a NON-BELIEVER would be smart enough to figure that out), but what happens? The audience is still SCREAMING and CHEERING in the background, regardless of what’s OBVIOUSLY happening on stage! So what does that tell you, folks? People that idolize things/people/music/movies/books/TV shows are just OBLIVIOUS to the fact of what’s REALLY going on “behind the *spiritual scenes!*”

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Satan and his demons don’t JUST go after Christians and Jews in their “spiritual warfare”, they go after ALL of mankind (EVEN those that proclaim THEMSELVES to be “Satanists/Luciferian”). Ever heard one guy say to another guy close by, “hey man, come party with us tonight, bro!” You think that’s NOT a demonic temptation of sorts? Or have you ever heard someone say, “Oh my gosh, I LOVE this person, they’re like, my IDOL or something!” and/or “I CAN’T WAIT to see the movie *Fifty Shades of Gray*, I’m like, SO, SO, SO EXCITED!” You also think THAT’S not some sort of demonic temptation of sorts?

Though the bible spoke of times such as these, we live in nothing but a LOST GENERATION, folks…..a generation that DESPERATELY needs to learn the truth, the ONLY truth in the universe, Jesus Christ Almighty! He’s the ONLY way to Salvation, folks! There IS no other way! It’s either Jesus or Satan, two options and two options, ONLY! And I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again: The “there’s many paths to Salvation” concept is a LIE! For there’s only ONE path to eternal truth (found in Jesus Christ Almighty and his Word), but there’s MANY “paths” to Satan!

Here’s a “list” of the many paths to Satan (rather directly/indirectly or knowingly/unknowingly, on an individual’s part):

  • Satanism
  • Wicca/New Age
  • Mormonism
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Idol worship (in AND outside of the Catholic Church…..e.g. worship of “celebrities”, movies, books, etc.
  • SIN, in and of itself
  • Seances
  • Communication with the dead
  • Tarot cards
  • Oujia boards
  • Fortune-telling/Horoscopes
  • LUST
  • SODOMY
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Shintoism
  • Paganized Christianity
  • Islam
  • Graven images (figurines, statues of Buddha, wood carvings of people/places/things, etc)
  • Numerology
  • Kabbalah
  • Shamanism
  • Paganism
  • Atheism and/or “The Atheist Fight To Remove God from America”
  • Feminism/Feminist Movement
  • Abortion
  • demon worship (in and of itself)
  • The Occult
  • Videogames (Although Christian videogames might be an exception)
  • “Partying”
  • Mind-altering drugs
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Mocking Jesus Christ
  • Love of Money/Being Popular
  • FEAR
  • LACK OF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY AND HIS WORD
  • The Entertainment Industry
  • Hollywood
  • “Politically Correct”
  • Gay/Transgender Movement
  • ABORTION/Fighting for “Abortion rights”
  • Hate/Terrorism
  • FREEMASONRY
  • “Newer bible translation” which water down the written word of God
  • The mere “going-through-the-motions” faith in Jesus and the bible, NOT REAL, GENUINE faith in Him & His Written Word!
  • Plus many, many more!

The point I’m trying to make is that Satan’s been at war with humanity FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF CREATION OF MANKIND! He hasn’t stopped! If anything, his attacks have ONLY gotten much STRONGER over the years and FAR MORE NUMEROUS!

Why? We get our answer in Revelation 12:12: “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

In other words, Satan knows he ONLY has a certain limited time-frame in order to deceive the masses! So he knows he must get crackin’! That’s WHY today’s music, books and TV shows are becoming more and more sexualized, violent, blasphemous (towards Jesus Christ/the bible) & profane! The last “secular” movie I saw had the “F word” being said every other sentence, it seemed like! Not my type of movie and I don’t even know why I went to see that godless movie in the first place!

I’ve only seen 3 “secular” movies TOTAL within the last 3 years or so and I didn’t like ANY of them, personally! I also saw two “Christian movies”, which oddly enough, I didn’t like that much either, since I found them to be “not truthful enough to God’s Word”, etc. And ever since the last “Christian movie” I went to go see, (“Left Behind” starring Nicolas Cage), I haven’t stepped FOOT inside the movie theatre, since! No reason to, really. I know there’s recently been some NEW “Christian  movies” out there in the year 2015, but again, if they’re anything like the OTHER two……..that watered down God’s written word or put a slightly unbiblical twist to it…….??

But anyways, this generation is LOST! In fact, this generation is BEYOND LOST! In fact, I just feel OVERWHELMED sometimes at the RATE of evil/spiritual depravity I see in the world today! There are literally LOST SOULS ***EVERYWHERE***! At the grocery store, at the gas station, in line at the bank, etc…….

And it makes me wonder: WHO is telling these people about Jesus? WHO is telling these people about the ONLY way to Salvation? WHO is telling these people THE TRUTH about today’s Media and “Entertainment Industry” (e.g. Hollywood/American IDOL/etc.)? And just WHO is telling all these lost people THE TRUTH about “Today’s Christianity”, the TRUE HISTORY of Christianity and THE TRUTH about the TOTAL HELLISHNESS that is The Roman Catholic Church/Roman Catholic Church History/R.C.C. DOCTRINE?

Perhaps I should start making flyers or brochures exposing these things and start handing them out to people I see everywhere (those willing to take my materials, that is). Like, SERIOUSLY. We DON’T have alot of time left on this Earth, people! We’re living in the Last Days! Do any of you “Christians” or “Messianic Jews” CARE about all of the LOST SOULS around you? Because NOW’S the time to START!

Get the word out, people! Tell your friends, your family and your coworkers about all these things! For you may never get the chance again! Time is of the essence! We never know when we’re going to die! It could be 5 minutes from now or 50 years from now! Who’s to say, but God Almighty himself?

As 2015 wears down and the start of 2016 begins, you can bet your noodles it’ll be known among the elite as “The Year of Enlightenment”. But folks, it’s gonna be a “FALSE ENLIGHTENMENT”, a SATANIC ONE!

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – Revelation 20:15

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

In fact, if you haven’t already done so, please view this guy’s videos on Youtube. He does a MOST EXCELLENT job at EXPLAINING **how** and even **why** the elite is planning to bring the FALSE ENLIGHTENMENT ABOUT!

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 2

In my previous post on the matter, I listed 20 things that the Catholic Church believed/practiced that went AGAINST the bible. In this post, I’m going to further expand on some things and even add a few things the Catholic Church believes/practices that proves they are a church of Satan in disguise!

1. The Sale of Indulgences.

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In part 1, I mentioned there IS no such thing as “Purgatory”. You won’t find Purgatory ANYWHERE in the bible, whatsoever! During the years of the early 1540’s (give or take), there was something called the “Sale of Indulgences”. That more or less meant that if a person were willing to pay a big enough sum of money to the Catholic church, they could REMIT punishment of their sin(s) in “Purgatory”.

But according to the bible, there IS no “Purgatory” and a person can NOT “buy their way out of hell”. So sadly, instead of buying their way OUT of hell with their hard-earned and/or hard-saved money, Catholic lay-people around the time of the early 1540’s were instead buying their way INTO hell. Sadly, many Catholic people today (though they no longer participate in the sale of indulgences for the most part), STILL believe that they can pray dead people out of hell or have other people pray THEIR way out of hell. And we know from the bible that that’s simply not true for there is but one Earthly life on this Earth and one eternal judgement.

2. Relics.

It never ceases to amaze me just how many different “relics” the Catholic church has. They have the “relic” of this or the “relic” of that. But what most of people don’t realize is that all those “relics” are actually false IDOLS that are being WORSHIPED ***just like** the Golden Calf of Moses & Aaron’s time in history! But in fact, the Catholic Church carries around an “adorned skull” on a pillow (something that seems like an event at a Masonic lodge, somewhere). Does anyone else find this strange?

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3. Walls, Ceilings, Chandeliers made of nothing but real-life human bones. (Does anyone else see the total eeriness in all this?) Note: The Catholic Church claims it’s the bones of “previous popes” and “Catholics”. But during the time of the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, many hundreds of Jews and “true Christians” (those who prayed to Jesus and Jesus Christ, ALONE) were murdered.

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4. Veneration of the Dead. (similar to #3).

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5. The Catholic Church believes that Mary (mother of Jesus Christ) was “immaculately conceived”; in other words, they believe that Mary was born of a Virgin, just like Jesus. And we know from the bible that Jesus Christ is the ONLY one who’s EVER been conceived by a “virgin”. (This belief about “Mary” + “her parents” are nothing more than a complete mockery of the TRUE holy family comprised of Jesus, Mary & Joseph!)

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6. Catholic doctrine says that the Holy Spirit is Mary’s spouse! (And we know from the bible that JOSEPH and Joseph ALONE was Mary’s spouse!)

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7. Child molestation oftentimes goes unreported. Instead, they seem to transfer “child molesting” priests from parish to parish.

This is just an example of one of MANY child molesting priests who were transferred from parish to parish.

http://www.wlox.com/story/24705613/catholic-priest-who-worked-in-miss-goes-to-jail-for-m

8. The clerical dress of the Catholic church is Satanic, in and of itself. This is like something out of the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” and/or similar to the KKK! (Does anyone else find this strange?) 

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9. The outside of the Vatican in Vatican city is shaped like a skull, plus there’s tons of Gargoyles (“sculptured witches/demons”) on Catholic churches everywhere. Anyways, these “sculpted witches/demons” seem to be visually “welcoming” demonic spirits INTO the church, for why would demonic sculptures “scare off” demons, as some claim? That’s honestly laughable at best! 

In my mind, they were put there as some sort of “show”. Demons are just like Satan, they want constant worship! People worshiping them in the name of so-called “saints” is not enough for them, no! They want even MORE worship…….in MORE sculpted form…….hence, “gargoyles”.

Many falsely claim they were there to “scare OFF” demons. Well, if that were the case, you know what would TRULY scare off demons? Jesus’s words and/or bible passages!!!!!! Why? Because those things have the bible’s TRUTH in them, whereas, gargoyles do NOT!!!!!! It’s almost like the demons themselves wanted something to try to scare people with, so people would actually fear/admire them and wouldn’t trust in the name of Jesus to cast them out or something!  

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10. There are Masonic symbols all throughout the Vatican, not to mention that they worship the Sun. (Note: It’s not halos you see surrounding the painted figures on the walls, they’re actually supposed to represent Suns). Please note that other world religions ALSO have theirgodsdepicted with this same general “halo” as the Catholic Church. Odd, isn’t it?

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11. Not surprisingly, it is highly rumored that Satanic services/rituals go on, inside the Vatican. And some such “people” in the Catholic Church that have personal knowledge of this have now come forward, along with other true Christians out there who wish to shed the light on such matters.

http://www.vatileaks.com/_blog/Vati_Leaks/post/Satanism_in_the_Vatican/

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Roman%20Catholicism/satanism_in_the_vatican.htm

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The guy in the following video does a pretty good job of explaining my list of 11 in further detail.