Revelation: The Great Whore Of Babylon: THE Anti-Christ: Here Are Some Answers

Revelation: The Great Whore Of Babylon: THE Anti-Christ: Here Are Some Answers

I grew up in a small town in northern Illinois and attended the local Church of Christ. This was from age ten to age eighteen when I moved away. The local church tended to have total attendance of about 100-140 with probably about 60 of those being the adults.  This was also back before people had home or work computers to use for finding out information. This Church of Christ always stated that they are a ‘New Testament’ church so they basically ignored almost all of the Old Testament yet they also ignored the last book of the New Testament, the book of Revelation. I was told several times by the local church leaders (Elders and Deacons) that they just didn’t understand it so they left it alone also stating that man kind just wasn’t meant to understand the mysteries of that Book. At 18 I quit attending the Church of Christ and started digging even deeper into the Bible and Christian religions and even more so into non-Christian religions. I am a person that wanted to know what the meanings of things were so I have spent the last fifty years praying and studying religions so I could know what the Holy Spirit inspired writers of the Bible meant by the things they wrote. I am also a big fan of historical information from around our world. This information I am about to give to you is from these results. I hope you will study and consider these answers I give you. To the best of my personal knowledge these things I write to you are simply Bible Truth.

 

If you have a Bible handy or for the purpose of later study, the Scriptures I am going to be discussing with you can be found in the Book of Revelation in chapters 17 and 18. In the first chapter of Revelation we are given the knowledge that John (the writer) was on the island of Patmos in the eastern Mediterranean Sea as a prisoner of the Roman Empire. John ‘the Elder’ was on this island jail because of his teachings of Christianity and of Jesus Christ. Jesus in a Spiritual form visited John and told him to write this book  and gave him the information He wanted given to the seven churches of Asia minor (modern-day Turkey). Today’s article is not about those seven churches though I hope you will read these chapters after you finish reading what I am telling you in this post. Today’s article is about the 17th and 18th chapters and what the Spirit of God has to say to all of us. Obviously folks who are Catholic do not tend to agree with what I am about to write or they would not be Catholic. The problem within the Catholic and Protestant churches flocks is that most folks who do attend a Church tend to almost never open their Bibles to see if what their preachers are saying is in fact what the Scriptures say.

 

From Revelation chapter #17: (The Great Harlot Is Described) The ‘great harlot’ is the Catholic Church of about the past 1,700 years. In verse one it speaks of ‘one of the seven Angels’ that had the seven vials. There are seven ‘Spirits’ that surround the Throne of God in Heaven, almost every scholar I have ever spoken with believes as I do that these are the seven ‘Arch Angels’ of God.

 

And there came one of the seven  which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, come here, I will show you the judgement of the great whore that sits upon many waters: With whom the Kings of the Earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns. (These are future nations/kingdoms)

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abomination and filthiness of her fornication.

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  2 Thess. 2:7

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Saints, and with the blood of the Martyr’s of Jesus and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

 

The great harlot is destroyed: Starting with verse seven: And the Angel said to me, why do you marvel? I will tell you the hidden truth of the woman, and the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that you saw was and is not; the beast shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Hell) and go into perdition: and they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in The Book Of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (Continents) on which the woman sits.

And there are seven Kings: five are fallen (past tense at this time) and one is (at that time) and the other is not yet come for he shall remain a short time.

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eight, and is of the seven, and he will go into perdition.

And the ten horns which you saw are ten Kings which have received no Kingdom as yet; but will receive authority as Kings after one hour with the beast.

These (Kings) have one mind, and shall give their power and strength to the beast.

And these shall make war with the Lamb (Jesus), and the Lamb shall overcome them: For He (Jesus) is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

And he (the Angel) said to me, the waters which you saw, where the whore was sitting, are people, and multitudes, and nations and tongues.

And the ten horns that you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, they shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire

For God has put in their hearts to fulfill His (God’s) will, and to agree to give their Kingdoms to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

And the woman who you saw is that great city, (Vatican City) which reigns over the Kings of the earth.

 

Chapter #18   (Babylon the great is destroyed)

 

And after these things I saw another Angel come down from Heaven, having great power, and the Earth was lighted with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, and has become the dwelling place of Devils and the hold of every foul Spirit and a cage for every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the Kings of the Earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the Earth have waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her my people that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.

For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled, fill to her double.

How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously: so much torment and sorrow give her; for she says in her heart, I sit a Queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

 

Starting at chapter 18 verse 9:   (Earth bewail’s Babylon’s destruction)

 

And the Kings of the Earth who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail over her, and lament for her when they shall see the smoke of her burning.

Standing far away for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgement came.

And the merchants of the Earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys her merchandise any more:

The merchandise of gold and silver and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet and all scented wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood and of brass and iron and marble. (verses 13-16 are mostly just a continuation of items liken to those just mentioned).

Verse #17

For in one hour so great riches have come to nothing, and every ship-master and all the company of ships and sailors and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off.

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, what city is like unto this great city!

And they cast dust on their heads and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein we were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour she is made a ruin.

 

The last five verses of chapter 18: (Heaven Rejoices Babylon’s Destruction)

 

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and you Holy Apostles and Prophets for God has avenged you on her.

And a mighty Angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down and shall be found no more at all. (A moderate size asteroid tossed into the Mediterranean Sea just west of Rome/Vatican City would certainly do this).

And the voice of Harper’s and musicians and pipers and trumpeters  shall be heard no more at all in her.

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the Earth: for by her sorceries were all nations deceived.

Verse 24 (last verse): And in her was found the blood of Prophets, and of Saints, and of all that were slain upon the Earth.

 

Well, that is it folks for tonight, I hope you enjoyed the article. I pray for peace for every human on this planet but to receive true peace we must all be very careful about whom/what we worship and how we ourselves decide to live our lives today and everyday. Good night folks, God’s blessings I wish to you all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brilliance Of Jesus In Isaiah Chapter 46

The Brilliance Of Jesus In Isaiah Chapter 46

Some people are probably scratching their heads about this title thinking ‘how can Jesus be talking in the Old Testament’, that was before He was born? Others might notice that there are no ‘words in red’ anywhere in the book of Isaiah so they figure that I am wrong on this issue. It is fine if you are disagreeing with me here at the beginning, my hope is that by the end of this post you will see what I am talking about. Remember, Jesus is The Word, The Truth and The Life and that The Word has been with God The Father from the beginning of time (read Genesis chapter one).

 

In Isaiah chapter forty-six it is God (Jesus) talking to the Prophet Isaiah. Please read a few of the passages here with me, see what you think, okay? This chapter only has 13 verses in it and I am going to ask you to look at 5 of them okay? First, verses 3 and 4, ” Listen to me O House of Jacob (Israel) and all the remnant of the House of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly which are carried from the womb”. (The womb, was Egypt)

 

Verse’s 9 &10  “remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the End from the Beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My council will stand and I will do all my pleasure”.

 

The last verse tonight is also the last verse of chapter 46 and this is verse 13.  “I bring near My righteousness; it shall not be far off and My salvation shall not be delayed: And I shall place Salvation (The New Jerusalem that will come down from Heaven and then after 42 months Jesus will sit upon His Throne there on The Temple Mount) in Zion for Israel My Glory.

 

Well, what do you think? Trying to get folks to broaden their lines of thought. I have studied the Book of Revelation now for almost 50 years now and I request that we spend a few moments in prayer each day along with a few moments of Bible study. To me at least it seems that I get better vision when I am trying to understand Scriptural passages that I am reading if I give God a few moments before I start reading, maybe that will work for you.

 

Ten Quick King Solomon Proverbs To Lighten Our Day

Ten Quick King Solomon Proverbs To Lighten Our Day

(PERSONALLY I BELIEVE THAT ALL PEOPLE NEED TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THESE WORDS EACH DAY) (OLDPOET56)

This is ten of King Solomon’s proverbs and shouldn’t take more than about two moments of your time. The dictionary says a proverb is a profound saying, maxim, or oracular utterance requiring interpretation.

  1. A just man walks in his integrity and his children that come after him shall be blessed because of his actions.
  2. Even a child is known by their actions whether they are pure and whether they are correct.
  3. The spirit of a man is like a candle to the Lord who searches all our inner thoughts.
  4. It is better to live on the corner of a house-top than to live in a mansion with a hate filled woman.
  5. He that keeps his mouth shut and his tongue from wagging keeps their own soul from trouble.
  6. If you see a person who is wise in their own deceit there is more hope for a fool than for that person.
  7. Evil men do not understand judgement but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
  8. He that turns away their ears from the Word of God even his prayers are an abomination.
  9. Give wine to those who are of heavy hearts. Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember their misery no more.
  10. A wise person will listen and will obtain learning and a person of understanding will listen to wise counsels. To fear the Lord is the beginning of knowledge but a fool despises wisdom and instruction.

Troubles That Are Coming To All Of Us—–Soon

Troubles that are coming—Soon

There are many things that have happened that are horrible, but even worse things are soon to come upon the human race. The secular world does not know, they do not see, because they do not study, because they do not believe the things that are about to come upon all of us. Ignorance to reality will not save any of us from that reality, I wish it would, but it won’t. Here in America, a nation that was founded on Christian beliefs has turned its back on anything and everything to do with the Bible, faith, and Jesus, and then we wonder why our nation and the world has turned so violent and hate filled. Hollywood and the media teach society that they are the path to follow, that total ego is the true path to follow if we want a life of happiness. Hollywood and the media push violence, cursing, and filth at everyone from birth to the grave and call it good and call it progress. Hollywood and the liberal left now insist that women not having the right to murder their babies is stone age thinking and they say the far right is trying to take away this “right”. If a person was to believe Christian or Jewish Scripture then they would understand that our excepted society is evil, this is why they constantly have to attack these faiths, and try to demonize them. You see these faith-based religions teach that what our society is teaching is evil, this is why they attack all that is sound Scriptural doctrine otherwise they would have to admit that they are the ones that are pure evil. About a month ago in this blog I wrote of some bad things that have happened, things past tense that were secret evils. By no means am I saying that I know everything, nor that I have been shown everything, nor that I understand everything past or future, I can only tell you the things that I have been shown and the things that I believe. All I can do is bring them to your attention, believe whatever you wish; I’m just trying to be helpful. I am going to tell you things that I know are going to happen to America in the very near future and something’s that are America and world related that are soon to happen most within this next generation. I would like to say “may God have mercy upon all of us”, but that would be misleading if we don’t even know what God means by mercy. People, friends, brothers, sisters, the world has never seen the level of Hell that is coming to the face of this planet.

Now I will start to tell you of the things that are soon to come here in America then I will expand to some more global issues.—The mark of the Devil and the sign of the Antichrist ARE NOT the same thing! When I was growing up in a Christian believing household I was always led to believe that there was simply one “Devil”, well, there is only one Satan but also thousands of other former Angels turned Demons. Demons can only possess one person at a time unlike the Spirit of God who can possess billions at one time. So, these Demons, who do you think would be their prime targets to possess? Would the prime targets be the average office worker or factory worker, or politicians and world leaders?  Which leaders would be the most prime targets? All leaders would be targets but the most prime ones would obviously be the leaders with the most power, of the countries with the most power. Where do you think the leaders of your Country would place on the Demons wish list? People, the governments are evil and they are only going to get worse! 

As any American knows if they are paying any attention to life around them we are having trouble securing our borders and we are having trouble securing our money supply from fraud. Also identity theft is becoming more and more of a problem in our society. At every level our society and it’s so called securities are breaking down. As we all know, the governments are becoming all-powerful and it is only through their great wisdom that we the people can be “saved”. We become totally dependent upon our Leaders, we must all do what they say or we become the enemy of our Nation. The government must come up with a program that can secure the Nation’s borders for our own security. The government’s money supply and the finances of our people must be secured so that everyone’s savings and property isn’t stolen by the bad guys. But, how can such a thing be done?—Revelation 13:16 and 17, “And He (the beast) caused everyone, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead: So that no man could buy or sell, unless he had the mark,…”.  Also Revelation 14: 9-11, “…if any man worships the Beast and His image, and receives His mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wrath of the wine of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation: and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the Holy Angels, and in the presence of the Lamb (Jesus): And the smoke of their torment will ascend up forever and ever: and they shall have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name”.  Friends, this is just a small piece of the trouble that is already busting through our doors, we all need to think about what we are doing and what we are going to do.

I’ll just put a couple of questions out to you, all I ask is that people just quietly think about them in their own brain. These are what if questions, what if I am correct about what I have told you? I know these things by faith, prayer, study, and a lifetime of observation.  What if our federal government decides that they have no choice but to implement a chip policy? Chip systems have been in place now for a long time, a different type of chip, but you ease in controversial changes to get people to learn to conform to their “necessary requirements”. We started out with putting chips in our animals so we wouldn’t lose them, then came added information like health records. Well, before you say that’s just about animals, there has been a program now for several years putting chips in newborns for the same type reasons as the animals. O’ by the way, preschool and grade school children by parental requests have been getting these for the same type reasons, getting lost, stolen, medical info etc.

Now, about us adults, we all have to decide what we are going to do when these chips are required instead of the current permission/request policy. Everyone in this country is a number from birth, that makes things easy enough. We are all going to have to decide in our own minds what we are going to do if/when this happens. Millions will go along with it without thought; it will sound like a great idea. These are the people who are usually ignorant of the Scriptures and who usually have no religion/faith in their up bringing. Many people, even those who say they are Christian will not like it, but they will conform. The reasons for this are simple, if there is no cash system, then no plastic, only the chip in your wrist/hand (during the Roman Empire and the time of the first advent the wrist was considered to be part of the hand) and all financial information is loaded onto your chip, and without the chip you have no financial means to survive, what are You going to do?

When you cannot work, buy, sell, or rent a place to live, not even a skid row flee bag motel; when you cannot buy gas or food and you are going to lose absolutely everything you thought you owned, what are you going to do? When you find yourself out in the street with no shelter or food and no way to get any, are you going to allow the chip? Remember how the government in the late 1800’s stole everything the Indian people owned, then those they hadn’t already killed they forced onto reservations? How many times once the people were rounded up and disarmed did the military get sent in to scorch the earth of them? History lessons make perfect examples of evil and how too! The only people who absolutely refuse to be chipped will be the true faithful of the Christian population and some of our Jewish brothers. These people will become enemy number one of the State who will get blamed for all the worlds problems. Remember Germany/Hitler/WW-II, how did this evil empire accomplish its goal of killing every Jewish person on earth? The slogan after the war was “never again”, people, that was only a blueprint to grow from when you have evil running your countries.

Whatever we put first in our lives IS our God, how about our money, is that our God? These things are coming; they are not that far away. Again, I ask You the question, brother what are You going to do?

Starting A (6 Of God’s Days) Adventist Church?

Starting A (Six Of God’s Days) Adventist Church?

 

Good evening everyone, I ask each of you to be open-minded, patient and critical of this post as it is like no other post I have ever even considered doing. First of all it is not like I am anything that is more special that everyone else on this planet. I am not more important than you or anyone else, we are of all of equal value to our Creator. I don’t really like the term or thought that I am going to try to start “a Church” because Jesus is the owner of Christians Souls and bodies and “the Church” is “the Bride of Christ” which He will be collecting at “The Rapture” (second advent) so it (a new Church) is not new, Jesus is the Author and Owner of all Churches who worship Him. God’s Church was created when Jesus walked out of that burial chamber in 29 A.D.

I have studied many Christian Churches teachings in the 51-52 years that I have been studying the Bible and have not found any who even understand what the Scriptures are telling us. In my studies of these different teaching I have found that I mostly agree with the teaching of the Seventh Day Adventist Church over all of the other ones I have knowledge of. I did say “I mostly agree” because I do have some disagreements with a few of their teachings. I know that the biggest ‘neon flashing light’ is that they believe that God created this planet in six human days even though it is more than obvious that no such thing is said in Scripture anywhere. Do you remember what the Apostle Peter said in the book of Second Peter chapter 3, verse 8? Quote, (NRSV) “But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day”. This is really a simple issue of excepting reality, please think about this for a moment, every planet that circles our sun has a different measure of what a day is. Why does anyone still think along the terms of human days as if the time it takes Earth to rotate should qualify as a measure when eternity is the subject matter? What is time to God? How much time is eternity, can it be measured? Humans have a huge problem with ego’s and ignorance.

 

When a person Google’s the Seventh-Day Adventist Church beliefs you will come across what they refer to as “their 28 fundamental beliefs”. Number 6 is the one about their believing in the 6 human days of creation which we have already discussed. I believe that this ignorance on this one subject is the cause/reason why millions of people throughout the ages have laughed off Christianity as being total ignorance, at the cost of their own Souls. The next of their fundamental beliefs (#22) that I totally disagree with as saying the opposite of what the New Testament Scriptures tell us. Lines # 7 and #8 of their teachings says and I quote “…we are to adopt the most healthful diet possible and abstain from, the (unclean foods identified in the Scriptures). By Scripture this would only be true if you are a Jewish believer who does not believe that Jesus is/was the Christ thus following the ‘old law’ (Old Testament) that was given to the Lords people (Hebrews/Israel). With the resurrection of Jesus the ‘Old Law’ passed away and a “new covenant/New Testament” came into effect so no one is now bound to that law. Please consider what we are told in the book of Acts in chapter #10 verses 11 through 16, “He (the Apostle Peter) saw the heavens opened and something like a large sheet coming down, being lowered to the ground by its four corners. In it were all kinds of four-footed creatures and reptiles and birds of the air. Then he heard a voice saying “get up, Peter; kill and eat”. But Peter said “by no means, Lord;  for I have never eaten anything that is profane or unclean”. The voice said to him again, a second time, “What God has made clean you must not call profane”. This happened three times, and the thing was suddenly taken up to Heaven”. If God says that all the animals are now clean and we are instructed to use them for food if we are hungry then why does any church say otherwise.?

 

The last of these 28 beliefs that I have a problem with is about correctness with them on #27. Please read those 28 points as you read your Bible, there is a good chance that most people who call themselves Christians who have spent years studying the Scriptures will agree with most of these 28 points. Please understand that #27 which is talking about the millennium, the thousand-year reign of Christ after the Rapture. They teach that during that thousand years that the Devil and his Demons will have full total control and dominion of the earth but with no human beings on the planet during that time and that is just not correct by Scripture. To say this means that they do not understand what Armageddon is at all. The book of Revelation is really not very difficult to understand if you read it prayerfully many many times with a pure and unbiased mind and heart. Folks, Armageddon will be when the Devil, the Beast and the false prophet has waged all out war on Christians, at least those who refused to allow a Demonic government to place a computer chip in their hand, marking them as one of Satan’s followers, ‘the mark of the Devil’. Armageddon will be when Christ and His angels appear at The Rapture. This is when all the billions of people who have been fooled by the governments and their Demonic leaderships go to wage war against Christ Jesus and His angels. (Revelation 16:14) ( Revelation 19:19-21) (Revelation 20: 7-9) Demons will be cast straightway into the ‘lake of fire/Hell’ because they have already had their judgement day, leaving the “fooled” to be totally crushed like grapes in a wine-press. For all those who do not believe that Jesus is The Christ then they will all die a horrible death but this is nothing compared to after their judgement.

 

So, now, how does one start a new “church movement”? Please study those 28 points of the Seventh-Day Adventist and please study the Scriptures prayerfully that relate to what they are saying. I know of no ‘Church’ that teaches exactly what I believe to be the ‘Gospel’ Truth. A few are close, but not exactly. So my question to you, exactly how would I/you/we start a ‘6 of God’s Days’ Adventist Church? I guess that I would not mind (but I am guessing about that) getting people together here in east-central Kentucky to start a Church but I would need devoted caring intelligent honest Christian people around me to ‘run the Church business’. The reason is, I have no health, if we were able to start an honest Christian Congregation the ‘Church group’ would need Deacons, Elders, and people who had the physical means to maintain the building and grounds. If one thinks about starting up any type of venture, you realize that there is a lot to it and with my health, I can do very little. Remember, if one starts up a ‘Church’ it has always got to be totally centered on Jesus Christ, not the Minister for the meaning of Minister is Servant! The people can never allow a ‘Cult’ to form around a Minister, not ever!

 

This whole article is just conjecture as I do not expect anything to come about here where I live yet it would be nice if some places around the globe did start wanting to get back to the basics of love that is God’s teachings. It would be nice if this article is some small way helped nudge people into wanting to live and believe as the Scriptures of God speak to us to do. I know that physically I am 95-99% dead so really none of this article, this conjecture is about me, it is about all of you. I just want everyone to be saved once their life is over, and that does mean each and every one of you. Please take a few moments to leave comments on this issue, I would like to hear your thoughts, good or bad. I pray that God will bless you all, thank you for your time, Shalom.

Biblical Parables: Earthly Stories With A Spiritual Meaning

Biblical Parables: Earthly Stories With A Spiritual Meaning

 

The first parable that we find in the book of Numbers of/with/about the prophet Ba-laam is found in chapter #23 verses 7-24. Ba-laam was a man who on at least three occasions had a verbal one on one with God, yet he just like King Solomon later on in history became as fools in their end days. Ba-laam’s human fate we know from Numbers 31:8 that the Lord had him slain with the sword along with all the other male Midianites. Scripture does not tell us of the physical end of King Solomon of Israel, only his foolish downfall through his lust for women. It is no parable, just a fact that the Devil knows each and every one of our weak points and it is there that He usually attacks us. We each have our weaknesses, just as none of us are perfect, we all have weaknesses. The parable is inside the prophecy? The nation of Israel is the young Lion who will destroy the Midianites and all those who rise up against Her (Israel).

I have a parable for you in the form of a question: A person who knows what truth is yet chooses to not speak it is like unto a prophet who speaks with God yet reverts to worshiping Demons, which one is truly the greater fool or which one will be rewarded with the deepest condo in the belly of Hell? Yet, before we so willfully decide to condemn others will we consider our own sins so that we do not pass them on the way down?

Please go to the 26th chapter of the book of Proverbs, please consider verses 7 and 9. By the subtitle in my KJV the first twelve verses of this chapter are subtitled ‘Relationships With Fools”. Let us break down verse seven first: “The legs of the lame are not equal…” This is a simple physical fact, a simple reality. If I am going to try to run a race and I have one very sore knee and I am racing against a person with two healthy legs, I am going to lose, simple logic right?

Verse #9, “As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard…”. Doesn’t it go figure guys, as soon as we mess up real bad with our wives like telling her we are going to go to a buddies house to watch a football game and we promise her you won’t have more than one drink, we just didn’t tell her that one drink was going to be a half-gallon of Kentucky’s finest Corn Squeezing. Being the kind and thoughtful men we are we stop on the way back home and buy the little lady a dozen roses. When she unlocks the door and lets us back in who is the enlightened one as she jerks the flowers leaving the bloody thorns implanted in our hands.

Now lets finish the Spiritual end of these parables as we have already seen the human side of these basic parable lessons. #7-“The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools”. Verse #9-“As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools”. Going along with this flow of thought would you please consider Proverbs 25:28? To me this is a parable that ties in with the above theme of stupid or clueless humans and what our lack of knowledge is like unto. “He that has no rule over his own Spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls”.

 

Without God, without God’s Spirit, we humans are nothing but babbling idiots for human logic is logic of the flesh, the things we can see and touch. The logic of the Spirit is where true peace of mind, heart, and the Soul helps in keeping the body alive, if only the flesh will listen to the Spirit. When a person understands that it is their Soul that really matters not possessions or positions it is then that a person first starts to experience actually living.

Proverbs 27:12 “A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself, but the naive pass on, and are punished”.

Proverbs 3:5-7  Under benefits of wisdom “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not onto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him (God), and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil”.

 

Friends if our hearts, minds or Souls are mired in desires and fears of today’s events we do need to try to see from the Spiritual eternal understanding views as to what matters and what really doesn’t. Live life today as if it is your last day on this Earth, and tomorrow we awaken at the feet of Jesus Christ. Might He ask us why His parables He spoke to us we never bothered to understand. If we can not or will not obey the simplest of things how are we then to understand even the simplest of the mystery’s of God?

I have a new parable I just thought of about the two son/sun’s. The sun is in the sky and today we see it shinning bright, the south wind blows upon the clouds and like a blanket covers the sun from our eyes. Is the sun now not there? Can it be the that the clouds that cover our own eyes are the reason we can not see the Son?

Most Christian leaning folks that I have met seem to be far more interested in sayings within the New Testament Scriptures, not those from the Old Testament. So I am going to be breaking down several of the New Testament parables of Jesus in the very near future (Lord willing). I hope that some explanations will be of some interest to you. Until then stay well, God’s blessings to you and yours.

 

The Bible’s Definition Of What Armageddon Is

The Bible’s Definition Of What Armageddon Is

 

There has throughout the written history of man a thought of our beginning, and of our ending. Hollywood has done some work in this era of lights, camera, action. Personally I like the version with Bruce Willis and the rock jump, pump and bump, with all the techno geek work they can do these days is cool. But outside of Hollywood productions or street corner preachers hollering out about hail fire and brimstone, what do we know or think we know about what the Bible itself says about what Armageddon is?

 

When I was a young boy I had parents that believed in Jesus and the Truth of the Bible. Mom was much better at teaching us kids about the existence of Jesus and who He was, by being a better living example of God’s love. I also spent my ‘growing up years’ (10-17) learning Church of Christ teachings, I am telling you this now to maybe help you better understand where I am coming from in my beliefs. I also listened to some Baptist and Jehovah’s Witness information. One of the things I noticed when I spoke with adults, including at least three Ministers and a few Church Elders and Deacons was that they didn’t really have an answer for when/what the End Of Time is, just that it was/is called Armageddon in the last book of the Bible (Revelation).

 

Most folks that I ever heard talking about the Biblical event of Armageddon in terms of today’s world have been thinking of a nuclear war between “world powers”. Truly any nuclear attack on anyone by anyone would be a horrible thing to have happen again especially with the power of the jute boxes they have these days. If possible, I would like to help put your mind to rest on such an event being “the Biblical Armageddon.” If it were possible that I could convince you of my peace being correct, I would certainly like to give you the same peace that I have been able to obtain because I am at peace that this won’t happen. I am not saying that human beings (some of them) are not above the ignorance it would take to be the first one to actually push that button. Unfortunately I do believe there are many people in the world today that if they could, they would incinerate whole countries and be gleeful, praising their god for the glory. If such a horrific event ever does happen, it would be beyond horrible, it would be gut wrenching even if it was a country you had no personal ties to, it would be sickening. But now, please flip the switch in your mind to the aftereffects, not just toward the poor people this happened to, but toward whom ever in the bleep was evil enough to have pushed that button. Though such an event would be world-changing, it would still not be “Biblical Armageddon” because I am going to get back on point now and explain what the Bible is telling us about “it”.

 

Please open your Bible if you have access to one to the last book of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation. Please go to chapter number 16 starting at verse number 12. Verses 12 through 16 will take place as an Angel of God opens up the sixth of the seven vials to be emptied upon the Earth. This is not a very comforting situation for any humans who still happen to be alive at this point in human history. Please read verses 13 and 14 carefully and slowly, several times. Folks we humans are going to/ and now are, putting our trust and faith in three different “people” who aren’t even human beings, they will be Demons. I am not saying that the human race will on purpose surrender lives and Souls to a Devil if they knew they were Demons. (I know some people are actually stupid enough to worship Satan on purpose, that level of stupidity is beyond my understanding though I pray that this number is only in the thousands, not the millions). Let’s get into what verse 14 says about what these three Demons are going to be able to do, they are going to gather the leaders of the world together to fight against…..Jesus and His Angels, this is the Second Advent (coming) of Christ. These “leaders” will quickly be cast into Hell (because they are Demons so they have already been given their judgement day and found guilty 19:20) leaving the now leaderless humans to suffer the wrath of God. Please read chapter 17:12-14 for a better understanding also. Now if you would please finish your thoughts after you reread chapter 16, verse 16.—“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon”. Armageddon is when humans and their ‘Leaders’ physically go to war against God and His Angels and the people will be crushed like grapes in a wine-press and the blood will run to the horses reigns.

When The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived: Was Just Plain Stupid

When The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived: Was Just Plain Stupid

 

If you are a person who believes the stories that are written in the Bible to be truthful, then we humans are in a world of poop. By what the Bible says and what Jewish history says then there once was a King in Israel called Solomon the son of King David. It is said that God granted the young King Solomon a wish and instead of Solomon asking for riches and long life he instead asked for the wisdom that he would need to rule over the House of Israel. This is when it is said that God granted him a level of wisdom beyond that of any human ever. If you are this young man and you absolutely believe in God, you are granted all of this wisdom, you become the wealthiest human that has ever lived, you should also be the happiest person that has ever lived, wouldn’t you? God has granted you everything on a silver, excuse me, a gold platter, God has even granted you the long life and riches you didn’t ask for. What more could one human being ask for? O, yes, he should have requested enough blood to be running through his veins to operate both of his heads.

 

God did warn Solomon about taking wives from other lands whom worshiped other “gods”. I believe the number quoted in Scripture was that in Solomon’s latter years he had 300 wives and 700 secondary wives. Many of these 300 wives were like “treaty” wives. These were daughters of other rulers from around the known world. You know how it is supposed to work, you marry one of my daughters so now we both know that we won’t attack the other, that we will now be allies. One of the issues in this type of system is the reality that these women would bring their customs and their “gods” into Solomon’s Castle. These women would and did turn Solomon’s heart away from the God he knew existed toward some of the “other gods” his favorite wives served. Simply put guys, the wisest human being (man) that has ever lived couldn’t control his horny human side. Friends, this is discouraging to say the least. If the wisest person who ever lived couldn’t control his sexual urges even when he had at least 1,000 women he could bed at any time he chose to, then what chance do us other poor blokes have of keeping it in our pants, or robes, and staying out of divorce court, a thousand times?

 

I am not going to lie to you, between my two marriages I was with several ladies, but not during my two marriages. Was I wrong in having sex outside of marriage, by Scripture, yes. Was I sinning, yes? Am I perfect, no, of course not. But, during my two marriages I have not once cheated, not even to the point of touching another woman at all. My first wife did not have a problem with spreading herself around, that marriage lasted less that two years. The young lady that I am married to now (19 yrs) has been faithful and true as I have been to her. For me I chose not to mess around on my first wife even though she showed me no such courtesy. I chose not to because I was taught that those actions was by faith and by love things a person would not/should not ever do. My current wife and I have never ever cheated on the other, for the same reasons, Scripture forbids me and because I love her and I know that me cheating would be a deal breaker that would crush her, and I refuse to treat her like that. These are the two reasons that I am wiser that the wisest man who has ever lived, well okay, on this one issue, maybe. The wisest man who has ever lived was a huge screw up, thank you Lord for your Grace because it is very obvious that we humans tend to have a major case of stupid going on.

Putting God First: I know I Haven’t Always

Putting God First: I know I Haven’t Always

 

Do you remember the commandment that says”thou shall not lie”? Do you personally believe that if you are asked at your judgement, did you put God first in your life that you can honestly look God in His eyes and say yes? If you can I honor you for I know that if I said such a thing it would be a lie and of course God knows the answers before He asks the questions. But can I ever say that I have put God first in anything, ever, can you? My answer to this version of the question would be yes, I believe that would be and honest answer? But, do I put God first in my daily life right now, everyday, any day? This is a question that can be very difficult to answer because it can and will vary by the things that we personally believe to be truth. There are some people who think that to be a “holy person” that they must spend their lives on their knees in front of a church altar in prayer while they are flogging themselves. Personally I do not believe this at all, but ones faith is and is supposed to be, a personal one with God. We all have different talents and abilities in physical matters and we have different talents in spiritual matters as well. Our own personal relationship with God is exactly that, our own personal relationship with Him. We will all be judged by how we preformed our daily lives. I cannot save you nor can I condemn you, this is a burden/cross that each person carries on their own each step, each breath, each heart beat of their own life.

 

When a person accept’s Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, is buried in baptism, then he/she is raised a new creature. Do you understand this meaning? You see when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior we are given the Spirit of God within us, it is this “Holy Spirit” that makes us a new creature, a new being. When we accept Jesus as our personal Savior we are no longer our own, we belong to God. But, do we act any different from everyone else who is “of the world”? If we are no different when we come up out of the water (different mind-set) all we really did was to get our self wet. God knows His own, when He calls His own, His own know His voice because God’s Spirit is “God within us” and yes, He does know His own voice. What this does mean though is that anyone who does not have the “Spirit of God” indwelling them when they/we die we will be condemned at the Judgement Seat of God. In our humans lives if we in our daily adventures do not keep God at the fore front of our decisions as in “what would Jesus do” we can not honestly expect great results in our daily lives to be showered upon us by God.

 

In my opinion I am never going to be “good enough” on my own to honestly be able to say “I deserve” for God to treat me great each day or to even protect me from the worlds evils each day. This is why I personally am so grateful for “God’s grace” because “my works” in my opinion, will never be perfect enough to suffice for my own salvation. We do not live under the “old law” (Old Testament) that the Jewish people were assigned by God about 4,000 years ago. Under the ‘Old law’ you could be saved by your works even if you had little faith. If a person followed the Ten Commandments there was a real good chance they would be safe when they died and went to their judgement before the Throne of God, as long as you were of the Royal Blood Line given from God to the Hebrew people. The House of Israel is still special to God but they lost their exclusiveness to salvation because of not following the teaching and commandments of their God so God through Jesus (The Christ, The Messiah, The Promised One)  made a path for all of us gentiles to obtain salvation also (New Testament).

 

Now back on track, do I put God first everyday of my life? Do I open my eyes in the mornings and the first thought (after addressing the need to pee) is to wash my hands and face and pray thanking our Creator for His grace and kindness? Do I thank God before each meal for the food and lodging? I have to admit that at times I have been slack in my thank you’s to God for all of His kindness and grace to me throughout this life time He has given me. How would you answer these questions if no one else was around to hear the answers? I know that I am not a perfect person and that I have committed many different sins in my life time, I know that on my own merits I would be condemned at my judgement. I know that only by Gods grace do I actually have a chance at salvation. I personally am very glad that the people of Israel 2-4,000 years ago fell short of their adherence to ‘The Law” given exclusively to them, if they had not messed up, you and I would have zero chance of salvation. Yes we are all know to others by the works that we do each day, good or bad. We are now all commanded to live by faith for without faith it is impossible to please God. If we truly do love God then we will follow His directions to love one another as ourselves. There is truth in the fact though that some people are never going to except the love of God because their hearts are filled with hate and ignorance. When we encounter such people we are to shake the dust of our feet off as a sign against them. Not everyone is going to be faithful to God in their daily walk of life, you and I, we must always be careful to live a life of faithfulness to God if we actually care about Him. Do I always put God first everyday, all day? All I can say is thank you Lord for your kindness and your grace to us sinners.

 

 

Prophecy That Is In A Parable Of The Vineyard

Prophecy That Is In A Parable Of The Vineyard

 

Do you understand the parable of the vineyard of the “Householder” that is found in Matthew the first book of the New Testament in chapter 21 verses 33 through the end of that chapter at verse 46? If you don’t mind I am going to explain a prophecy that is inside the parable. This saying of Jesus was in response to questions laid at him from the High Priest and the Pharisees (religious leaders) concerning His authority and about John the Baptist. I have read through this passage in the King James Version and the Oxford Annotated Bible Version. (I was raised on the K.J.V. and it is still my favorite version). In this particular story/parable that Jesus is telling I believe the K.J.V. nails it (the language intent) better than the Oxford Version. (Just my opinion)

 

For the purpose of not making todays note to you a small book I would like it if you would/can please turn to the passage Matthew 21: 33-46 and follow along with me as I attempt to help clear up (in plain English) the meanings.

 

The Householder is God. The Vineyard He gave them was the Land of Israel. The ‘them’ is the Hebrew People. God sent His Servants ‘Prophets’ to Israel and the people beat them and killed them. So, God in His mercy sent more Prophets to His People Israel and they still killed them. Then God the Father sent His only Son ‘Jesus’ and they killed Him.

 

Verses #40-41, Jesus said to them, “When the Lord of the vineyard comes, what will He do to those husbandmen”? The people’s answer was “He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and He will let out His vineyard unto other husbandmen which will render Him the fruits in their seasons”. Verse 42, Jesus is the “stone”.

 

Verse 43 Jesus tells these Jewish religious leaders that the special tag of being God’s special peculiar people was going to be ripped from them (Israel) and given to another people/nation. I don’t know if you know this or not but the Jewish/Israeli people to this day by the teachings of their religion believe that they are a peculiar people and that everyone else is the “Gentiles”. This is another way of calling all the rest of us ‘the lost, or infidels, non-believers’. Jesus was telling them then and us now that the special stature Israel had was going to be taken away from them and given to others, meaning Gentiles. This event came to be when Jesus was raised from the dead, now we non-Jewish people have a chance at salvation and paradise also, we have been grafted into this very special relationship God has with us humans.

 

Verse 44 Jesus speaking “And whosoever shall fall on this ‘stone’ shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder”. The last two verses are the direct in their face meaning to those leaders then that were questioning Him and it was a message to them and to everyone else of what was about to happen to them, that effects everyone through the time of the Second Advent (second coming of Christ). You know, we are all of one family of God. It is we humans who turn our backs on this family connection with ignorant petty immature egoism and hate. If we are listening to any wannabe leaders who are teaching that other people “aren’t really people”, they are less than us, then why are we listening to these idiot’s and Demons? I am going to close with the words Jesus spoke in the last part of verse 44 “…but on whomsoever it (the stone/Jesus) shall fall, it (the stone) will grind him to powder”.