The Abomination of Transubstantiation

 

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Heb 3:14  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 

In the New Covenant, believers don’t need to take communion in order to “partake” of Christ, as they do that by simply believing in Christ’s atonement.

Heb 4:3  For we which have believed do enter into rest….

Heb 4:9  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 
Heb 4:10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 

What this is saying, is that after Christ no one can WORK for their salvation, for the work of salvation has been COMPLETED BY JESUS. We enter into His rest through our faith in His finished work of salvation/redemption. There is absolutely NOTHING we can do to EARN our salvation – that is what’s being spoken of here in the book of Hebrews.

Rom 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Gal 2:16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified

Gal 6:2  Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ – “law” (nomos) is “the moral instruction given by Christ, especially the precept concerning love.” NOTE: There are two different definitions of “law” seen in these passages, one refers to the Mosaic law (by which no one is saved), the other to the law of Christ in the New Covenant; the context of the passage determines which meaning is to be applied.

What changed in the New Covenant?

1) Heb 7:12  For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
 
The Priesthood – From the Levitical priesthood under Aaron, which offered animal sacrifices for sin, to the Everlasting Priesthood after the order of Melchisedek in which the offering of Christ’s Body & Blood put an END to the old sacrifical system because the sacrifice of Himself fulfilled the LAW of the shedding of blood to atone for sin – “once and for all.” Thus, after Christ’s death, NO MORE OFFERING is needed to atone for man’s sin, as it was FINISHED, completed when Christ breathed His last breath on the Cross. That’s why Jesus uttered this when dying, “It is finished!” He meant that the redemption of mankind was finished because His shed Blood was enough to procure full atonment for all the sins of mankind once and for all time.

Heb 7:26  For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; (This is speaking of Jesus!)

Heb 7:27  who needeth not daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.

Therefore, no communion service in the modern Church age, in which it is claimed that Christ’s body must be “offered” repeatedly and His blood shed repeatedly to atone for men’s sin can be true, since Christ already FULLY atoned for men’s sin by the “ONCE FOR ALL TIME OFFERING OF HIMSELF” when He died on the Cross.

The Catholic Communion is not merely SYMBOLIC like it is in Protestant communion services, but much more. The Catholic Church believes that the wafer of bread the priest blesses, actually becomes the Body of Christ which when eaten, atones for a person’s sin. They likewise believe that the wine they bless becomes the actual Blood of Christ. This process is called, “Transubstantiation” means that the SUBSTANCE of the wafer and wine are changed or transformed by the prayers of the priest presiding over the mass. See also http://spirit-wind.org/2019/02/

Definition of transubstantiation – the miraculous change by which according to Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma the eucharistic elements at their consecration become the body and blood of Christ while keeping only the appearances of bread and wine. [1]

Roman Catholics believe that the priest consecrates the wine and the bread and it actually mutates and changes into the body and blood of Christ. This process is also known as transubstantiation. Transubstantiation was defined by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent:

“… By the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.” By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651).

Christians who deny transubstantiation believe Jesus was using figurative language to teach spiritual truth. Feeding on Jesus’ body and drinking his blood are symbolic actions. They speak of someone receiving Christ wholeheartedly into their lives, not holding anything back. Protestant churches reject the doctrine of transubstantiation, believing the bread and the wine are unchanged elements used only as symbols to represent Christ’s body and blood. The Lord’s command regarding Communion in Luke 22:19 was to “do this in remembrance of me” as a memorial of his enduring sacrifice, which was once and for all. [2]

The Transubstantiation teaching seriously conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, a book which is the very word of God. Who then should men believe, the words of a priestcraft or the words of God Himself?

2) The Law was also changed — Heb 7:12  For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. Heb 7:18  For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

The “weakness” and “ineffectiveness” of the old covenant law was its animal sacrifices. Note: it doesn’t say “in” the law, but “of” the law. Was this a correct translation or not, and if it was, does it make a significant difference? “In” would suggest just part of the law was changed, while “of” would suggest that ALL of the law was changed.

“disannulling” = cancellation, abolition, putting away, rejection. “of the commandment going before…” (Note, the singular usage of “commandment.”)

Heb 7:19  For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 

The “better hope” by which “we draw near to God,” is that the way has been opened for us to enter into intimate fellowship with the Living God through the Blood of Jesus – no need for a human intermediary such as a priest, or for animal sacrifices which were only a shadow and a temporary substitute until Christ arrived and shed His Blood, thereby fulfilling the legal requirement of blood atonement.

Heb 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;
Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 
Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 
Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Heb 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb 10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 
Heb 10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

These verses clearly state that Jesus only needed to “die once” for the sins of mankind, so He doesn’t need to be offered as a sacrifice for sin over and over again as is done in the Catholic Mass.

The Catholic religion SUBSTITUTES its communion mass for Christ’s sacrifice of Himself as the Atonement for men’s sin. This is contrary to Scripture, for Christ’s offering of Himself ONCE was sufficient, and need not be repeated. By repeatedly offering up Christ’s body and Blood, the Catholic religion DENIES that Christ’s death was ENOUGH to atone for sin! It’s the same as calling Him a LIAR. That makes the Catholic church and religion – ANTICHRIST! This is WHY the Spirit of God once told me that taking Communion at a Catholic church was an ABOMINATION to Him! It’s an abomination to Him because it’s substituting something for, or putting something in the place of, His once for all sacrifice of Himself for the forgiveness of sin. Anything we put in the place of God or that we worship instead of God, is an IDOL. Bowing down to a Eucharist (wafer) is unadulterated idol worship!

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Definition of “antichrist” = an opponent of, over against, opposite to, (putting something) before, instead of, (or) in place of Christ.
Def. of “abomination” = a foul thing, a detestable thing; of idols and things pertaining to idolatry.

Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 
Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb 10:4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 
Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 
Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 

SUMMARY: The new covenant is based upon a better hope and better promises, one of which is that because of Jesus’s sacrifice, men can enter freely and boldly into the Holy of Holies without a middle man, no longer needing a priest to act as intermediary. Jesus, our new high priest (Heb 9:15) is the ONLY intermediary needed between man and God. 

Anyone who says they belong to Jesus Christ and is a Christian and yet doesn’t receive the knowledge and the “love of the truth,” is a liar and an antichrist! There can be no compromising when it comes to the truth, you’re either in Christ or you’re not, you either believe the bible is God’s word or you don’t.

2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 
2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 

As God’s Word states, those who stubbornly refuse to accept and to love the truth, are sent a “strong delusion” so that they will believe a lie. They will believe in a SUBSTITUTE or FALSE Christ, one who’s Blood and broken body wasn’t enough to pay for their sins so they have to sacrifice and “eat” Christ repeatedly (like the Old Covenant priests repeatedly sacrificed animals) to have their sins forgiven. Transubstantiation is not based upon Scripture, and is therefore a extra-biblical teaching. 

The Catholic “wafer” is an IDOL because it’s a substitute for the death of Jesus, whose sacrifice once offered was enough to atone for all men’s sin for all time. The “strong delusion” is men believing that their religious works are enough to get themselves saved; works like going to confession, taking communion, giving of tithes/offerings, wearing of scapulars, lighting candles, praying to dead saints, etc. These kinds of “works” follow the pattern of men down through the Ages, men like Cain who offered the fruits of his labor to God instead of a slain animal like Abel did – Genesis 4:3. Man’s works were also represented by the fig leaves which Adam and Eve covered themselves with after they sinned against God’s command to not eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil – Genesis 3:7. Man has since that time been trying to atone for his sins in some way other than God’s way. All man made substitutions for Christ and His death, are detestable ABOMINATIONS which no true Christian having a knowledge of God’s Word, would submit to. Ignorance is no excuse however for those who can read and have access to a bible but are just too lazy to seek the truth! Also, those who understand what they’re doing and knowingly partake of such spiritual abominations will lose their souls. Don’t be one of them! You have been forewarned by Scripture and by me.

Dear reader, what you believe and practice, is a matter of eternal life or eternal death. That’s why it’s so important that you open your heart and mind to receive these truths. Rejecting God’s words will damn your soul to everlasting torment in hellfire, so for your sake, get your heart right with God before Christ returns to earth, for then there won’t be time to do so. (Mt 25:1-13)

You have a choice – either cling to the “dead works” of religious doctrines, or receive the truth. You either trust in the finished work of Christ’s death on the Cross for your salvation or you don’t, but in order to be saved, you must believe it and receive it (apply it to yourself) – or be lost forever.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transubstantiation

[2] https://www.learnreligions.com/meaning-of-transubstantiation-700728

 

 

 

 

 

Lying Prophets & the Antichrist Spirit

Bible Stories Ahab 020911 | Bible Vector - 10 Full ...1John 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 

It’s clear in this verse that antichrist is a “spirit,” not a man. The pronoun used for antichrist is “it” as opposed to “he” or “she,” along with the term “spirit” used in reference to “antichrist.” Notice how there’s no “the” before the term “antichrist.” In 

other words, it isn’t “the antichrist” as in a man, but simply, “antichrist” as in a “spirit of antichrist.” There’s a very important distinction being made here.

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Many have taught that “antichrist is a particular man” who comes as a world dictator who will persecute Christians and Jews everywhere and force a mark upon everyone and so on. But, is that a teaching of scripture or of men? Let’s examine what the scriptures have to say about this —

2John 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 

In this verse we see that anyone who doesn’t confess that Jesus came in the flesh, is “AN” antichrist! Note the use of the word, “an” before antichrist and not “the.”

1John 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 

By, “that antichrist” is not meant an individual, but simply that a “spirit” of “antichrist” shall come, the same “spirit” that was already at work when 1 John was written. You have to compare scripture with scripture to get the true picture! So, compare this verse to 1 Jn 4:3 and you will see that it confirms that “antichrist” is a “spirit” which the disciples had HEARD was “coming” but the author writes that this “spirit” of anitchrist was ALREADY in the world!” 

1John 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 

Again, there is no “the” before “antichrist.” This verse is simply stating that ANYONE who denies that Jesus is the Christ, (the anointed one) is “antichrist,” against or opposed to Christ.

These four are the ONLY verses in the entire Bible that mention the infamous term, “antichrist.”

So, let us reason together….does it make sense that a word or a concept mentioned only four times in the bible should be made into a major doctrine of Eschatology? Should thousands of books, articles and bible studies have been devoted to the study of who the end time Antichrist is, if the ANTICHRIST IS A SPIRIT AND NOT A MAN?? While there is a Son of Perdition, a Man of Sin, and “that Wicked” (2 Thess 2:3-12), might these also be “spirits” who influence many individuals and not just one man? In this passage however, “that Wicked” appears to be an individual, and the fact that it’s captialized would seem to indicate it’s someone of status, like the False Prophet of Revelation 19:20 & 20:10 perhaps?  2Th 2:8-12 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (“even him” was added by translators and wasn’t in the original text) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  

For a couple of centuries at least, modern teaching on antichrist has centered upon “a man” – some future despot whose identity everyone wants to know. How many hours, days, weeks, and years have well meaning theologians and bible students wasted on this frustrating search that seems to lead nowhere? Using Gematria, Bible Codes and the like, many names of individuals have added up to 666, the supposed antichrist’s number which would indicate that something is wrong with the premise that antichrist is only ONE individual. Maybe that’s because antichrist is a “spirit” and not a man, or there are many antichrists as 1 Jn 2:18 states. Many believe that antichrist, the Man of Sin, and the Son of Perdition are all one and the same, but is that a proven fact or more supposition? 

In all reality, gematria most likely plays NO part at all in determining the NUMBER of the Beast – 666.  After all, as stated the gematria theory has MANY problems that are far too numerous to even address here – greek or hebrew, and the fact that the origin of gematria itself can be historically traced to the occult, numerology, astrology, etc, and is NEVER even once mentioned nor suggested in ALL of the Bible.   

To this end, there is absolutely NO suggestion with reference to Rev. 13:18 of just how one is to ‘derive’ the Number of the Beast – 666.  Germatria has simply been the preferred TRADITIONAL assumption. [1] 

The “spirit of antichrist” came on the scene soon after Jesus Christ ascended back to His Father in Heaven and is here today. You can see and hear it whenever men deny that Jesus came in the flesh which means that He, being a divine being, was born as a human being with a real flesh and blood body. The antichrist spirit has been around for eons and will be with us until Jesus returns. At that time all evil and sinning will cease, and the world will at last have “peace and safety” during the thousand year reign of Christ on earth, called the Millennium. [2]

Until then, the world will not have peace and safety, but continual wars, poverty, famine, and turmoil. The New Apostolic Reformation doctrine of “restoration” of all things and the Church taking over the major sectors of society before Jesus returns – is WRONG. Sorry NAR followers, I know many of you are sincere in your beliefs but your doctrine of a Christian utopia upon earth before Jesus returns is unbiblical, unsound doctrine, maybe even a doctrine of DEVILS. I know that hurts, but the truth often does. God’s word warns us that in the last days “perilous times will come” (2 Tim 3:1), not “good times” like many of the NAR Prophets have said, and whose prophecies that Trump would win the 2020 Election FAILED to come to pass. Trump didn’t win the 2020 election and in fact, may even get convicted of a federal crime (Inciting Insurrection) in the Senate very soon. Be that as it may, the point is that NAR prophets led Christians astray by claiming Trump was God’s anointed whom they supported because they believed the prophets. But, if you take a close look at scripture you will see that God doesn’t anoint corrupt, wicked men. God chose David to be Israel’s king because he had a heart to obey God – Acts 13:22, 1 Sam. 13:14. In ancient times, the Israelites wanted a king to rule over them instead of God, so God allowed them to choose Saul (1 Sam 8:5-8). The Israelites got what they wanted but it turned out badly for them as King Saul later departed from God and sought out a familiar spirit for guidance (1 Sam 28:7). There are four scriptures from the Old Testament telling of an incident where God PUT a “lying spirit” into the mouths of King Ahab’s prophets! I believe this occurs today because “lying spirits” are still being put into prophet’s mouths. It’s always the same crowd, prophesying only “good things,” like those in the following passage where just one prophet prophesied “truth” to the king, who in turn hated him for it! —–

1Ki 22:6  Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. (They prophesied good things)
1Ki 22:7  But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here besides a prophet of the LORD, that we might inquire of him? (Why did he ask for yet another prophet? Maybe he had the discernment that they weren’t being fully honest?) 
1Ki 22:8  And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micaiah the son of Imlah: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. 
1Ki 22:9  Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah. 
1Ki 22:10  Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them. 
1Ki 22:11  And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until they be consumed. (Zedekiah prophesied falsely as did all the others, except for Micaiah)
1Ki 22:12  And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. 

Kind of sounds familiar doesn’t it, modern day prophets are ever prophesying “good things” and “blessings” like Trump WILL BE RE-ELECTED and all will be well for America! America will be “Great Again!” Trump’s mantra “Make America Great Again” or MAGA in Hebrew means “to connect as in combat.” [3] Was Trump’s use of the term mere coincidence in light of the raid on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021?

Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab

1Ki 22:13  And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak thou good. (Men only want to hear good things)
1Ki 22:14  And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak. (This prophet was faithful to say only what God gave him to say, not what the king wanted to hear!)
1Ki 22:15  And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go up, and prosper; and the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. (Micaiah lied to king Ahab to test him I believe)
1Ki 22:16  And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD? (The king knew Micaiah was lying for he never spoke “good” to him)
1Ki 22:17  And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace. (In other words, don’t go up against Ramoth-gilead to battle, but GO HOME!)
1Ki 22:18  And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil? 
1Ki 22:19  And he said, Therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. 
1Ki 22:20  And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner; and another said on that manner. 
1Ki 22:21  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. 
1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt entice him, and shalt prevail also: go forth, and do so. 
1Ki 22:23  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets; and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. 
1Ki 22:24  Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? (Zedekiah being full of pride was offended at being essentially called a false prophet, so he mocked and abused Micaiah. Today’s false prophets likewise “strike” God’s true prophets for the same reason; not with fists, but with insults, accusations, and words of condemnation.

After that, king Ahab had the prophet Micaiah put into “stocks” where he was “afflicted” though he was innocent of wrongdoing – 1 Ki 22:25-27. True prophets often suffer unjust treatment by those who hate and reject their prophesying because they speak forth only that which God gives them rather than what people want to hear!

1Ki 22:28  And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me.
1Ki 22:29  So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 
1Ki 22:34  And a certain man drew his bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am sore wounded. 
1Ki 22:35  And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot. (The king didn’t return in peace just as Micaiah prophesied. Micaiah’s prophecies came to pass, thus he was a true prophet of God)

Why did the Lord put a lying spirit into the mouth of the king’s prophets? He wanted Ahab killed and his army defeated because he was a wicked, arrogant king who was disobedient to Him. Is it possible that God put “lying spirits” into the mouths of Trump’s prophets so that they and those who followed them, would stumble and thereafter become humble? God’s ways are not our ways but they are just. Sometimes He has to humiliate (or humble) us to get us to see what “spirit we are of.” Luke 9:55

The NAR movement has fatal flaws in it, in particular the idea/belief that the Church will take over and reform seven key sectors of society BEFORE Jesus Christ can return. This is a man-made, false doctrine which needs to be called out and tossed out because…..

All descriptions from the bible about the last days depict a world in extreme distress, people dying of heart attacks (Luke 21:26) due to fear and anxiety over the things happening on the earth. Jesus himself foretells of famines, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war, many deceivers claiming to be Christ, and PESTILENCES in divers (many) places. After that, believers will be hated by all and be delivered up to be AFFLICTED! Does this sound to you like a world that will be “conquered” and or “subdued” by Christians?? The answer should be an obvious, “NO.”

Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows. 
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 
Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 

At the end of this age, people will be hating one another and betraying one another – their “love” having become “cold.” But, let’s not stop there, let’s compare some more scriptures.

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (Notice it says “perilous” not “good” times will come)
2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 
2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 
2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 
2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Dear truth seeker, do you see anything in these scriptures that affirm the NAR doctrine of “restored” godliness to the earth before Jesus comes again? No, these verses AGREE with the previous passages of scripture which depict a world in extreme darkness and distress near the end of the age. In fact, EVERY verse or passage of scripture in the New Testament agrees that the period right before Jesus returns will be a very DARK one with wickedness everywhere. The darkness will be so dense and black that a large portion of the living will not be able to see what’s happening or where they’re going, which is to Perdition, because they received not the love of the Truth – 2 Thess 2:10. Only the righteous will see and understand what’s happening because the Light of Christ illuminates their minds and hearts – John 8:12.

To all I say, don’t listen to or follow any preacher, teacher, or prophet whose doctrine doesn’t agree with what God’s word teaches. If you do, you will be DECIEVED and led away from your faith, even unto “perdition” (destruction). I pray that won’t happen to you.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] http://shalach.org/Antichrist/Number%20666%20and%20Name%20of%20the%20Beast.htm

[2] https://www.thefreedictionary.com/millennium

[3] https://www.definitions.net/definition/maga

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONALD THE DESOLATOR

This phrase, Donald the Desolator, popped into my head on November 10, of 2020. Was it just flotsam or something more? Could it have been a word of wisdom from beyond the veil? Was it a revelation about Donald J. Trump’s true character and or mission here at this time in history? Or, was it just my soul’s response to things Trump had been saying and doing before, during, and after the November 2020 presidential election? For instance, I don’t recall President Trump expressing sorrow or disgust over the attack on the Capitol or for those who were hurt or killed during that raid. If he cared about the victims wouldn’t he have said something about them? Another omission – Trump didn’t meet his supporters at the Capitol like he told them he would; he abandoned them instead. Makes me think that Trump knew his supporters were primed and ready for a “fight” and he wasn’t about to put himself in harms way! 

To “desolate” means to “destroy” From H8074; A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense): – make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder. [Strong’s Bible Concordance]

From Collins Dictionary to “desolate” means to deprive of inhabitants; depopulate, make barren or lay waste; devastate, to make wretched or forlorn, to forsake or abandon. [1] 

Thus, a “desolator” is someone who “desolates or destroys.” Did Donald J. Trump destroy people? Yes, I think he destroyed people he didn’t like or who disagreed with him with vicious slander, and I believe most people would agree that Trump has astonished, amazed, and stunned the world with his words and actions over the course of his presidency. 

There’s only one place in the Bible where the word “desolator” is mentioned and that is in the Old Testament book of Daniel – Dan. 9:27, And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and for the half of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the consummation, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolator. [Revised Version] The Tree of Life version has it as: “on the one who destroys.” The English Standard and Amplified versions also render the term as “desolator,” while the King James and a few other versions have it as, “desolate” which doesn’t seem to fit the context of the verse, or make sense. Why would wrath be poured out upon the “desolate” who are already destroyed, instead of upon the one who did the desolating?

Am I saying that I think Donald Trump is the endtime Antichrist? No, but I believe that he is an antichrist because his character is in every way “opposed to” and “opposite” that of Christ! http://spirit-wind.org/lying-prophets-the-antichrist-spirit/ Def. of Antichrist = an opponent or adversary of the Messiah: – antichrist. [Strong’s] Antichrist also means to “take the place of” or a “substitution for” Christ. Any man, woman, or thing which makes him/her/itself a substitution for Christ is an antichrist! Pause and think about this for a minute. Did Trump not take Christ’s place in the hearts and minds of many thousands of professing Christians over the past five years or so? Haven’t they practically WORSHIPPED him? The Bible says Christians are to worship God alone, Matthew 4:10, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Exo 34:14  For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Christians placed too much trust and hope in Donald Trump, which is why I believe God removed him from office. Why is it so important for believers to put their hope only in God? Because most men (and women) will ultimately FAIL you! Only God is infallible and perfect in all of His ways, Psa 18:30  As for God, his way is perfect. 

I think Trump is someone we should watch very closely, despite his age. Is it possible he could revitalize himself by injecting some youth hormone or angelic DNA into himself? While that may sound ‘out there,’ the possibility exists. At the very least, his words and behaviors typify those of a tyrant or a dictator. Traits of dictators and Narcissists: demanding absolute loyalty, adoration, and praise from their subjects; never admitting when they’re wrong and blaming others for their mistakes, believing the end justifies the means, intimidation and control of the media, politicizing the civil service, military, National Guard, or domestic security agencies, fear-mongering, demonizing the opposition, ability to mesmerize people, and more. [2] “The dictatorship is a form of government that focuses its regime on the figure of a single person. Power without limits, no constitutional laws, intrusion in people’s private lives, fading of the figure of the president, control of mass media, violation of human rights, control through fear, and using the church as a means of domination.” [3] 

Throughout his tenure as president, Trump’s words and actions have been “desolating” or “destructive.” It gives me no pleasure at all to say that, or this……..

Americans got beguiled by Donald Trump’s rhetoric. [4] Before he was president his words and speeches sounded good to millions of sincere Americans hoping for a president who finally represented their conservative values. Let’s face it, for decades American presidents have not represented the vast majority of American’s conservative values. This is what I believe caused them to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and to revolt in 2021. That by no means justifies what happened on Jan. 6, but only points out that it is in part a result of having their values constantly trampled down by Liberals and Progressives for far too long. Put festering frustrations and inflammatory rhetoric together and you get what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Maybe it’s no coincidence that Trump’s mantra “Make America Great Again” or “MAGA” in Hebrew means, TO CONNECT AS IN COMBAT.’ [5] 

What was most disturbing to me were those Trump supporters carrying and holding up banners or signs with the name “Jesus” or the phrase, “God Wins!” on them. Really? What did God win that day? What on earth did God or His Son Jesus have to do with the violent attack on Capitol police and the Captiol building which resulted in five deaths and many injuries? Jesus was a humble, peaceful, loving man who went about doing good and healing people. What an insult it was to God and to true Christians who adhere to the Bible as their code of ethics and guidebook for life. Those rioters took God’s name in vain by claiming that He was involved in, or behind their violent acts. This gave the unbelieving world an opportunity to mock Christians and their faith once again, and worse, it may give authorities a reason to round up, arrest, and imprison Christians who aren’t part of this violent, radical bunch. An example of two followers of Christ considering violence – Luk 9:51-56  And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.  And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. Christians, you see don’t you, that this same “destructive spirit” in the rioters seeking to destroy men instead of save them IS NOT, AND CANNOT BE OF THE LORD? 

What, in all of this is the ‘silver lining,’ if there is one? Well, to begin with, there is renewed talk by at least one state caucus of doing away with or at least revising the Electoral College; a measure that would truly let every vote be counted.

What lessons can we learn from Trump’s shortcomings and the attack on our Capitol? 

”Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” the best known quotation of the 19th century British politician Lord Acton. The proverb, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” means that whenever a person has power over other people or things, it makes him/her corrupt. It morally destroys their nature and fills them with destructive pride. However, if the person saves himself from this abuse of power, he or she is a humble person. But in fact, the primary originator of this quotation is an English politician, William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham and former Primer Minister of England from 1766-1778. He is stated to have said in the parliament that “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it”, which is closest to the phrase, “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” [6]

This is why we need checks and balances of power like we have in the three branches of our government – the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial; leaving no room for Dictatorship. Another lesson we can glean from the Capitol siege is that WORDS MATTER! That old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” is wrong. Words can hurt when they’re used to destroy someone’s reputation or incite an insurrection as we’ve just seen on Jan. 6. One other lesson which stands out to me, is that we need to be very careful of who and what we listen to and what we allow our minds to dwell on, for we become what we think. 

The Bible says in Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”  Dan 4:37  Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase. Donald Trump’s huge ego and pride isn’t the mark (character) of a true believer/ follower of Jesus Christ! The lesson we can take from his mistake is to stay humble because pride blinds a person to their weaknesses, which can be very dangerous. Prideful, self-absorbed people have no empathy or time for other’s needs or interests and are unable to admit their mistakes, blaming others for them instead. God hates pride, Pro 6:16 -19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. 

Do I hate Donald Trump? No, but I strongly dislike and have zero respect for him for what he has done. He has caused immense disruption and destruction to our govenment and to the American people, with his Narcissistic, self-serving lies and betrayals of gov’t officials, his oath of office, and the Church who he merely USED to get himself elected in 2016. Donald Trump is a DANGEROUS Narcissist, who would do anything to get what he wants. We should all be very wary of him and his entire family. 

As for the new administration —

If Joe Biden and his staff are serious about healing the soul of America and bringing everyone together, let them begin by sincerely listening to ALL American’s concerns, including those of Conservatives. Over many decades it has been the Liberals, many of them far Left of the political spectrum, who have held the reins of power in Washington D.C. In 2016 conservative Americans regained their hope for equal representation in government, but that hope appears to be fading with the election of Joe Biden, a fifty-fifty split between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and a Democratic House majority in 2021.

It’s my opinion, as is this entire discourse, that until ALL Americans, including Conservatives, are equally and fairly represented in America’s government and laws – there will be no healing and no coming together as ‘one nation.’ Division and strife will continue to be the order of the day so long as Liberal voices are the only ones being heard and their values are the only ones being considered.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.collinsdictionary.com/

[2] https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/23/ten-ways-to-tell-if-your-president-is-a-dictator/

[3] https://www.8sa.net/10-characteristics-of-dictatorship/#:~:text=Characteristics%20Of%20Dictatorship.%201%201.%20Origin%20of%20the,of%20the%20figure%20of%20the%20president.%20More%20items

[4] https://www.dictionary.com/browse/rhetoric  “The undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast.”

[5] https://www.definitions.net/definition/maga

[6] https://literarydevices.net/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely/