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About Debra

Began drawing and painting at a very early age; have sold some artwork and have some hanging in my home. Have a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife - taking a walk in a natural setting calms my mind and refreshes my spirit. I love the ocean and forests, what would we do without trees? Other interests include religion, history, languages, reading & writing, singing, music, social & political activism and reform.

ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

A few months ago I had a dream in which I saw a picture of SET, the god of “chaos,” war, and storms http://spirit-wind.org/a-usurper-increasing-chaos-in-america/  My interpretation of the dream was that “chaos” and storms would be coming en force to the whole world and that is precisely what’s been happening ever since. We are now seeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, causing massive “chaos” throughout the region. Every time you tune into the news you see the word “CHAOS” emblazoned across your TV screen. You hear newscasters repeating the word “chaos” over and over with regards to what’s happening there and other parts of the world.

The dream was prophetic, predicting a future event and things to come, which are now a present reality. I suspect what we are seeing is just the beginning of “chaos,” for its purpose is to stir up panic, confusion, strife, and destruction of the present order so that the undercover conspirators can usher in their long awaited New World Order. Believe it or not, the New World Order is here now and not far off into the future; http://spirit-wind.org/preparing-a-people-in-2020/ it awaits only the placement of the ‘capstone’ to be finalized. 

“Order out of Chaos” or ‘Ordo Ab Chao’ in Latin is the slogan of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry [1]. “Secret Societies have a great motto ‘Ordo Ab Chao’ meaning ‘Order Out of Chaos’. Agendas are formulated designed to give the powerful more power. Chaos is created, and media blitzed. Then cries go out for solution. Laws are passed which could never have been passed without the chaos. The order, has reigned through deception of the masses, and the agenda is accomplished.” [2]

In the new world order there will be a centralized seat of power (possibly the U.N.) from which the whole world will be governed by one ruler. Democracies and all other forms of government will become extinct and the majority of earthlings will either submit to (and worship) this Beast power or face death by execution or starvation. As we’re seeing right now with the government’s rigorous totalitarian vaccination program – if you don’t get vaccinated you’ll loose your job, won’t be allowed into some colleges, sports events, clubs, restaurants, etc. In other words, we’re being coerced into submitting to unsafe and unproven shots [3] through threat of having our means of survival taken away from us, similar to what the Bible prophesied in Rev 13:16-17  “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Not that the shots are the ‘mark’ but maybe they’re the precursor of the ‘mark’ which is to be administered at a later date? 

Here’s a question for you dear reader, “Why did President Biden not take intelligence advice and warnings about what would occur if he suddenly pulled all our troops out of Afghanistan? Why did Biden ignore the warnings and pull our troops out all at once instead of in stages, and why didn’t he evacuate the thousands of Americans living there, first? You may find my answer shocking, but here it is – Biden pulled our troops out all at once and didn’t evacuate Americans first because he WANTED to create chaos!

That’s right, Biden is all for the New World Order; he knows that the way to establish it is to create “chaos” and DESTROY the present world order and all other forms of government. Biden put Americans in danger by his sudden and total removal of American troops from Afghanistan, showing how little he cares about American lives! Biden’s stubborn refusal to admit he made a mistake removing troops all at once, is a wakeup call. Joe Biden was a big mistake for America, one we’ll regret well into the future.

An article penned by Joe Biden in 1992 reveals how long he’s pledged allegiance to the New World Order system. The Wall Street Journal op-ed, titled “How I Learned to Love the New World Order”, Biden, then a Delaware senator, explained his plans to cede America’s sovereignty to the United Nations and establish a one world government by “breathing life into the U.N. Charter” [4] 

Rev 13:15  “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” This verse came to mind when I read the above excerpt!!! Any correlation I wonder? Notice how the article states that Biden long ago planned to cede America’s sovereignty to the U.N and establish a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, or New World Order.

If you can believe that the Plan is to create “chaos” so that the current world order can be replaced with a New World Order, then you’ll understand why events are happening the way they are. EVERYTHING of significance that’s happening in the world today is being orchestrated to bring about the NWO; nothing that occurs is accidental, NOTHING! If you can get this, you won’t be confused or bewildered by all the “chaos,” destruction of world powers, wars, take-overs, politically motivated decisions (like Biden’s), and so on.

Now that you understand why things are happening the way they are, what can you do about it? Well, there’s nothing anyone can do to stop the advancement of the New World Order (prophesied in the bible) but you can and must decide sooner or later whose side you’re on. Will you side with the NWO and its tyrannical dictates, or will you side with the King of Kings, the ultimate Ruler of this world who will set up His Reign on earth at the start of the Millennium? This decision won’t be an easy one for some people, perhaps for most, as who wants to give up everything they have?

Truly, many will submit to the NWO to their ruin. Didn’t Jesus say to the rich, young ruler, Mat 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. Mat 19:22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Jesus also said that unless we’re willing to give up everything we have to follow Him, we’re not worthy of Him – Luk 14:33  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Joh 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

I guess the BIG test for every human being at this point in time is choosing who’ll they’ll submit themselves to, Christ and His Kingdom rule, or to the Devil’s New World Order. I wonder which one you’ll submit to. May you find the strength and resolve to follow Jesus, even if it means losing your life here and everything you own, so that you may gain Eternal Life. Seek for Him with all of your heart, and you will surely find Him.

Leave comments if you wish.

D’vorah

Footnotes:

[1] http://childtraffickingorgans.blogspot.com/2018/03/order-out-of-chaos-jesuit-masonic-motto.html

[2] https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/atlantean_conspiracy/atlantean_conspiracy49.htm

[3] https://vaccinedeaths.com/#

[4] https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica2/sociopol_biden02.htm

Please note that I don’t agree with everything written at the above websites; I use only that which I know to be true.

PAUL AND THE LAW

One of the reasons Jesus came to earth was to set things straight, to teach the proper interpretation and application of the Torah. See: Mt 5:17- 48

The teachers (Pharisees) of the law in Jesus’s day had “added” many man-made laws (like “touch not, taste not”) to God’s Torah. They taught the outer observance only and missed the inner application, a changed heart – “I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within you; and I will ake the stony heart out of their flesh….” Ezek 11:19 (See also Ezek 36:26&27, Deut 30:6, Jer 24:7, Jer 32:39-40)

The purpose and effect of that – Eze 11:20  That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 

So, the purpose of God giving people a new spirit and a new heart of flesh was so they would walk in his statutes, and keep his ordinances. And, His law isn’t too hard to keep (because He helps us keep it, IF we’re willing) —

Deu 30:11  For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 
Deu 30:12  It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 
Deu 30:13  Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 
Deu 30:14  But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. 

When I saw that last phrase in Deut. 30:14, I realized that the reason for Yahweh’s law being in men’s mouths and hearts was so that they could DO it! But something shook me to the core when I compared this passage with Paul’s quote of it in Romans 10:8 —-

Rom 10:6  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 
Rom 10:7  Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 
Rom 10:8  [But what saith it?] The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: [that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 
Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.]** 

Notice what Paul left off of his misquote of Deut. 30:14 — “that thou mayest do it.” Paul clearly twisted the meaning of the Deut passage which states the purpose for having the word nigh, in one’s mouth and heart, is so that one can DO IT, which agrees with Ezek 11:20 and James 2:14-26. Contrariwise, Paul seems to be saying that confession with the mouth and belief in the heart (without works) results in salvation of the soul. Is that what Paul meant or does it just sound like that’s what he meant? He sure seems to be giving the impression that merely confessing with one’s mouth and believing in his heart that Jesus died for his sins, is ALL one needs to do to be saved.

** Everything enclosed in brackets above is what Paul ADDED to the original Old Testament passage! What did Yahweh say about “adding to” and “taking away from” His words?

Deu 4:2  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deu 12:32  What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. 
Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Pro 30:6  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Dear reader, it’s quite significant that Paul, hailed by many Christians as being the greatest of all Christ’s apostles, “diminished” (removed, took away from, made small, lessened) Yahweh’s perfect Word!

When I first saw this I was doing a search on another topic in my bible study software and never expected to make such a discovery. To put it mildly, I was flabbergasted – my mouth fell open as I realized what Paul had done. Emphatically I asked, “Lord, what has Paul done here? What has he done?!!” My eyes were opened in that moment and I knew that what I had seen could not be unseen. I also realized that if there was one passage Paul twisted and changed the meaning of, there must be others. So I began a search for other Old Testament passages which Paul changed and misquoted in the books of the New Testament. To my horror I found MANY such passages! 

One of my first questions upon finding them was how could it be accidental? How could a man of extensive (so Paul claimed) learning and tutorage have accidentally twisted so many scripture passages, leaving out large portions of God’s words and adding his own in their place?

Yahweh keeps repeating that men are to KEEP His commandments, and not to add to or diminish anything from them!

The apostle James the Just seems to at least partly disagree with Paul on justification by faith alone —-

Jas 2:14  What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 
Jas 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 
Jas 2:18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 
Jas 2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 
Jas 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 
Jas 2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 
Jas 2:22  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 
Jas 2:23  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 
Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 
Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 
Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James makes it very clear in vs 24, that one is not justified by faith alone! Yikes! Who’s right and who’s wrong on this point, James or Paul? Is a man saved by faith alone or by faith plus works? What did Jesus teach on this topic?

Mat 19:16  Now behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good shall I do to have eternal life?” 
Mat 19:17  “Why do you ask Me about what is good?” Yeshua said to him. “There is only One who is good; but if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Mat 19:18  “Which ones?” he said. Yeshua said, “‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 
Mat 19:19  honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Note that Jesus quoted the Ten Commandments as being the way to “enter into life!”

Luk 16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. (“law” is a mistranslation of Torah which is what we today call the Old Testament, like it has no relevance anymore for it has passed away – so not true. God’s law is forever settled in the heavens – Psa 119)

Jesus said much more about the Law which for the sake of brevity, here are some links on the topic for you truth seekers — https://truthinrevelation.wordpress.com/

http://www.voiceofjesus.org/b2tableofcontents.html

http://questioningpaul.com/    http://paulproblem.faithweb.com/

CONCLUSION —

Understanding Paul and his position on the “law” (a mistranslation of the term Torah which consists of all the books contained in what we call today the Old Testament) has never been easy. Many, myself included, have found Paul’s writings “difficult” to understand. Many of his words seem cryptic and even incoherent, not making sense. Plus, I had always felt in my heart that something was terribly wrong with the teaching that God’s Law had passed away or been done away with – why would God do away with His own law??? That never made sense to me. Now, I know why – Paul’s view on God’s law doesn’t match what God, Jesus, and His Apostles all said about it; in their teachings they all confirmed the Torah (law). ONLY Paul taught that the Law was passing away; only Paul taught that believers after the death of Christ, were “no longer under the law” because it had been “done away with” (book of Hebrews, Colossians, Romans, & Galatians). ONLY Paul taught that in the New Covenant salvation was by “faith” alone – just believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus died for you and you’ll be saved. For the past 40 plus years I have believed exactly that, but is that the whole truth? The ONLY thing God (Yahweh) changed in the New Covenant, was that He would “write” His laws in men’s hearts – Jeremiah 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

After stumbling upon the fact that Paul changed God’s words on the Law, I conclude that God’s Law – the Ten Commandments and the entire Torah including the Prophets, Proverbs, and Psalms; IS STILL IN FORCE and therefore, should be kept by everyone today!!

When you remove Paul’s writings on the Law from the equation, the entire Bible makes sense and agrees with itself from cover to cover – finally!! Paul’s writings on the law should be seen as commentary and not “inspired” (as in God-breathed) since they differ from what Yahweh said re His Law, and which Yeshua confirmed. The way to judge all writings and teachings is to compare them to God’s words in the Old Testament – whatever disagrees is a falsehood. Paul claimed to have seen Jesus while traveling on the road to Damascus and that Jesus taught him the things he later wrote in his letters to various churches – but did he really see Jesus or Lucifer the Light Bearer? Others like Paul have had VISIONS and made big claims of being “chosen” and “sent” to bring messages to mankind; men like Mohammed, founder of the Muslim religion [1] and Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon religion) [2].  Are you willing to stake your eternal salvation upon some man’s VISION? I certainly am not. While visions and dreams can be valid and helpful, they should never be considered EQUAL to the written Word, nor can they ever REPLACE it!

Ultimately, every person who claims to know Jesus and Yahweh His Father, has to come to his own conclusion on this matter but all must weigh the evidence (which is plentiful) and decide. God will not hold innocent the man who claims ignorance of His Word when it is so freely and easily obtained in our times; the Bible is still the number one best seller of bookstores the world over.

In my estimation, Paul wrote some wonderful things in his letters so not everything he wrote was wrong, but one has to ferret out what’s true and what isn’t, what to keep and what to discard. God allowed Paul’s letters to be included in the canon of Scripture perhaps to “test” us, to see who would obey Yahweh’s words versus those of a stranger. Perhaps part of God’s test was to see if we would “test the spirits” like John said we should do – 1Jn 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Th 5:20  do not despise prophetic messages, 1Th 5:21  but test all things, hold fast to what is good, 

So, why have so many Christians FAILED to “test” Paul’s writings by comparing them to Old Testament scriptures and the teachings of Jesus (Yeshua) their Savior and Lord? One reason why is that Christian ministers have discouraged believers from reading the old testament books saying they are no longer relevant for today. Another reason, even more abominable, is that many believers hold Paul in higher esteem than they do Jesus who is supposed to have pre-eminence above all things.  After all, it was Jesus, not Paul, who shed his blood for us. So it is Jesus we should be following and holding in highest esteem – not Paul.

The way I see it, the bible contains the true words of God (Yahweh) but not all words written therein are the words of God. I know, some will object saying the bible is infallible and if we don’t believe all of it, we can’t believe any of it – but that’s not so. We CAN know the truth whether the bible is infallible or not – the diligent and earnest seeker will dig out the nuggets of truth buried beneath the rubble of half-truths and lies. 

Mat 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 
Mat 7:8  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 

I sought and I found. You too can find the truth if you’re willing to seek for it with all your heart. How badly do you want it? I prayed to God several times asking Him to “just show me the truth,” and He did, but I also had to dig for it as one would dig for buried treasure. 

Happy digging!

D’vorah

 

Footnotes:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad%27s_first_revelation

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith

 

 

 

 

An Overlooked Endtime Sign

Surveillance video captured the shocking attack that took place on February 20, 2020, in the Tenderloin district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo of a disabled man being kicked out of his walker seat by a complete stranger – copied from Dailymail.co.uk] 

Some are so focused on endtime signs such as war with Israel, a rebuilt Jewish temple, famines and pestilences, that they may be overlooking more common signs like those mentioned in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and Romans 1:22-32,

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall 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. 

The endtime sign which I’ll be focusing on in this article, “without natural affection,” has become so commonplace that one could easily overlook it.  Young unwed mothers giving birth in bathrooms and afterwards tossing their newborns into trash bins alive, or murdering them first, are prime examples of human beings without natural affection, wouldn’t you say? Miraculously, some newborns survive such barbarism, being found by some passerby who rescues the child from death’s jaws. How can a mother commit such a heartless act? It’s inhuman and unnatural.

Many today have lost their ability to feel empathy for others. More than at any time in history, adult children are abandoning their aging parents who need them most at the final stages of their lives. You can find countless testimonies online and in books of parents who did right by their children who were nonetheless later abandoned by their adult children for no apparent reason whatsoever. How can children be so cold and uncaring towards the parents who nurtured and raised them? Why is this happening and what does it mean? Then, there are increasing reports of random acts of violence against the most vulnerable – the elderly, women and children, and even the disabled! Such cold heartedness and total disregard for human life is a shocking sign of the depth of depravity to which mankind without God can sink to. What we’re seeing is the fulfillment of the scripture which prophesied that in the last days people would be without natural affection.

Another passage having the phrase, “without natural affection” is in the book of Romans —

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; [skipped vss. 19-20]
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. [skipped vss. 22-27]
Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

G794 ἄστοργος  astorgos
Thayer Definition:
1) without natural affection, unsociable (Rom_1:31 marg.), inhuman (2Ti_3:3 RSV), unloving (2Ti_3:3 NKJV)

Strong’s Definition: hard hearted towards kindred: – without natural affection.

From these two passages alone it’s clear that we’re living in the last days in which Jesus Christ will return to this earth to judge the wicked and unbelieving multitudes. After the tribulation, God will order His angels to “gather the tares into bundles to be burned and the wheat into his barn.” Tares are the unbelievers who are against Christ and the wheat are the righteous who believe in Christ. Ref’s. Mt 13:24-30

Friend, are you ready to meet the One who made heaven and earth? Are you prepared to give Him an answer for every deed you carried out in your lifetime? If you’re not, may I suggest that you get ready before time runs out and with it the opportunity to get right with God, because that day is coming and nothing can stop it. If you haven’t given your heart and your allegiance to Yahweh, maker of heaven and earth and all that is, please consider doing so right away, don’t wait until you feel like it because you may never feel like it! Faith isn’t based on feelings and neither is salvation, it comes by hearing the word of God – Rom 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” When you believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins on the Cross and then confess with your mouth that He is Lord you will be saved, that’s God’s promise to every human being who receives Him – Rom 10:9  “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

People often mistakenly think that God is a big sugar daddy in the sky who won’t punish anyone for doing wrong. They forget that the book of Genesis tells how God destroyed the whole world with a Flood because men were committing wicked acts continuously (like they are today) – Gen 6:17 “And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.” While God promised to never again destroy the earth with a flood, He did say He would destroy it with “fire” – 2Pe 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 

If you don’t have a bible I urge you to get one, preferably a King James version, and start reading it like there’s no tomorrow, because frankly, there just may not be a tomorrow – for you. If you’ve read the bible before and just haven’t taken the step to ask Jesus to save your soul, there’s no time like the present, why wait? Wait for what? The End will happen so quickly, there won’t be time for anyone to get saved once God’s judgment begins. So don’t put this off, turn to Jesus now, believe that He is God, believe that He died for your sins, turn away from sin, and receive Him as your Savior and Lord. It’s as easy as saying a simple prayer in your own words admitting that you’re a sinner in need of His salvation. I’m sure you won’t regret it, for He is Faithful and True!

Daughter of the King of Kings

 

Jesus Was White, Not Black

Humiliating White people who happen to stop to hear them preach on the street is a favourite pastime of the Hebrew Israelites. (Screenshot from a Youtube video entitled “Israelites- White man Cries and Accepts his fate according to the Scriptures”)

It is a scene that has played out often on the streets of many large cities in the United States. Now, it is increasingly becoming a common occurrence in the large cities of the United Kingdom. A group of Black men stand in the street, preaching in loud voices what at first appears to be a group of Christian street preachers. But, they are dressed in outlandish costumes, an eclectic mix that echoes Afrofuturism and post-apocalyptic American movies. They always seem to have a Bible verse ready to explain their ideology, or respond to questions. They shout. They use profanities. They are the Black Hebrew Israelites. Their videos are seen by thousands of viewers across the world on YouTube.

They claim that they represent the ancient Twelve Tribes of Israel and have been sent to inform all the other Israelites of their identity ahead of the imminent Second Appearance of Jesus. These Twelve Tribes, after a long history of being enslaved and oppressed by every nation on earth, are today known as African Americans, Hispanics, Caribbeans and Native Americans. Any ethnicity outside these groups cannot claim an Israelite ancestry or identity. In reality, The Black Hebrew Israelites are a latter day manifestation of the Black Jewish movement established by Wentworth A. Matthew, William S. Crowdy etc. There are many religious communities who have adhered to the teachings of the aforementioned Matthew et al, but these new groups distort the Bible to teach racial hate, particularly antisemitism. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/two-hebrew-israelite-biblical-verses-examined/

These groups of black men going around preaching a false narrative that Jesus Christ was black attempt to prove it by taking verses from the Bible out context, but when examined by comparing scripture with scripture, the bible verses they use don’t even come close to proving it. In this article I will take you through the bible and what it has to say about the ethnicity of the historic and biblical Jesus Christ as well as the race which bred Him. I’m certain that by the time we finish our journey together you will know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus wasn’t black and that the “Jesus was black” narrative is a false one.

You may or may not know that Jesus was a descendant of King David whose lineage is recorded in the book of Matthew as follows –

Matthew 1:1–16 (NKJV): 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king.
David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

1Sa 16:6  And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’S anointed is before him.
1Sa 16:7  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
1Sa 16:8  Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:9  Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:10  Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
1Sa 16:11  And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
1Sa 16:12  And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
1Sa 16:13  Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.
1Sa 17:42  And when the Philistine (Goliath) looked about, and saw David, he disdained (looked down upon) him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

H122 אָדֹם ‘âdôm aw-dome’ From H119; rosy: – red, ruddy. H119 אָדַם ‘âdam aw-dam’ To show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn rosy: – be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).

Black skinned people don’t blush and don’t have “rosy skin tones.” Note that “adam” was the first man’s name, as in “Adam” and Eve! Yes, Adam the man created by God was “white” having a “ruddy” or “rosy” complexion. H6703 “white” צַח tsach tsakh From H6705; dazzling, that is, sunny, bright, (figuratively) evident: – clear, dry, plainly, white.
H6705 צָחַח tsâchach tsaw-khakh’ A primitive root; to glare, that is, be dazzling white: – be whiter.

David was not only FAIR of complexion but his countenance was “dazzling white!” This may refer to a brightness that shines on the face of men and women who are filled with the spirit of God like Moses, David, Jesus, many of the prophets, and others. To explore this phenomenon further and for a verse by verse refutation of the false teaching that Jesus was black, go to this page https://www.followintruth.com/does-the-bible-say-jesus-was-black

David had very white complexion and likely RED HAIR. His “ruddy” complexion means that his skin had a “reddish” or pinkish, possibly even orange tint to it, much like the Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, Swedish, and English peoples have. It’s common for these peoples to have RED hair; Prince Harry of England is a good example with his bright red hair and very white skin. Notice also the “ruddy” or “rosy” blush of his cheeks.

Her Nazarites were purer than snow – נזיר nazir does not always signify a person separated under a religious vow; it sometimes denotes what is chief or eminent. It is applied to Joseph, Gen_49:26.

Blayney therefore translates here, Her Nobles.

“Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk;
They were ruddier on the bone than rubies; their veining was the sapphires.”

On which he remarks: – “In the first line the whiteness of their skin is described, and in the second, their flesh;” and as גזר gazar signifies to divide and intersect, as the blue veins do on the surface of the body, these are without doubt intended.

“Milk will most certainly well apply to the whiteness of the skin; the beautiful ruby to the ruddiness of the flesh; and the sapphire, in its clear transcendent purple, to the veins in a fine complexion.”

That’s about as clear a description as one can find in the Bible of white-skinned people whose veins can easily be seen. Conversely, blue veins are much harder to be seen, if at all, on a black or dark skinned person. The Nazarites were men of the Hebrew race set apart by God for special purposes; among them were Samson, Samuel, Joseph, and John the Baptist. You can read all about Samson in the book of Judges 13, 14, 15, and 16, the prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:1 through verse 28, and John the Baptist in Luk 1:15.

NOTICE that the Nazarites were OF THE HEBREW RACE. This is critical to our study since the descriptions of them above were that they had WHITE skin and ruddy complexions, just another witness showing that the pure Hebrew race from which JESUS sprang, was WHITE, not black.

While there were half-Hebrews who had darker skin due to intermarriage with foreigners outside of the Hebrew race, as in the case of one of Moses’s wives one of which is thought to have been either Ethiopian or Cushite [1], that union in no way affected the ethnicity of Jesus Christ because He didn’t come from the lineage of Moses, but from the lineage of King David. For more on this go to https://www.jcblog.net/hebrews/7/13-14/jesus-descended-from-judah-not-levi

Son 5:10  My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. Most scholars agree that Solomon was a type of Jesus Christ, and is here prophetically referring to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. This verse makes a strong case for Jesus Christ being a “white man,” not black. Many people have been led to believe that all Hebrews had or have “dark” skin, but that simply isn’t the case. We assume it’s so because some of the Jewish people have olive skin tone, but some also have “white” skin. The Ashkenazics of European origin have white skin, while the Shephardics of the Mediteranian area have olive or darker toned skin. There has been much written as to why that is, but for the purpose of this study I won’t get into it. You can find out more about it online or in libraries. Some say many of the modern day Jews in Israel aren’t descended from the Hebrews at all but are of Turkish origin from Khazaria.

So, why is it important whether or not we believe that Jesus was black? In today’s climate of extremist groups like Black Lives Matter and the Jesus Was Black anti-white preachers of error, it’s more important than ever. I believe the spirit behind such error is out to rob the white races of their physical and spiritual heritage as descendants of the Hebrews. It’s not a well-known fact perhaps but many of the black race are more prejudiced against whites than whites are of blacks, and this deeply rooted hatred is being fanned more and more right before our eyes. In the news daily, as black people aggressively demand more and more rights even though they’ve been given more than ever before, it’s never enough for them. They constantly scream “injustice” and cry “discrimination” even where none exists. For example, if a white person doesn’t stop to talk to them though they’re a complete stranger, right away, some blacks will accuse the white person of being prejudiced. I’ve had this happen to me on a few ocasions. It’s ridiculous of course, as is the fact that the news media plays it up whenever a black person is shot or assaulted by a white person, but is silent when a white person is assaulted or shot by a black person. More blacks commit crimes than whites do. Don’t take my word for it, go to the Department of Justice website and look at the crime stats re crimes committed by black men before you start ranting and raving that I’m a bigot.

Does injustice happen? Of course, but we’re hearing only one side of the issue lately, the black population isn’t the only one who has experienced injustice at the hands of the authorities (police, courts, etc.). Whites have also suffered injustice at the hands of police and the court system, it really isn’t as one-sided as the extremists would have us believe. Many races, the Armenians, American Indians, and Jews to name just a few, have suffered worse persecution, enslavement, and even genocide, than has the American Negro [2], but those peoples aren’t crying for government handouts and special treatment. Having been mistreated in the past is no excuse for violence, vandalism, looting, and rioting in the present. These extremist’s narrative is UNJUST because it’s slanted to make themselves appear to be innocent victims when oftentimes police have no choice but to use force in order to PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HARM. Are police supposed to just stand there and do nothing while some crazed person with a knife or gun is running towards them intent on causing them bodily harm? The answer should be obvious. If the crazed person is white and gets shot by police, no one cries foul, but if a black person gets shot the black community immediately cries foul, riots and protests ensue and the newsmedia loves to sensationalize it all by replaying scenes of claimed police brutality over and over for weeks on end. Why? Because the media is paid for by bigshots in corporations that are filled with anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-white racists who would love to see America torn apart and burned to the ground if possible. The scales of Justice are being tipped alright, but not in the way we’re being led to believe.

I predict that if their false narrative isn’t stopped, it won’t be long before society witnesses a full on race war which would be disastrous all around; blacks won’t gain from it like they think. I believe that if they don’t stop accusing the authorities of injustice (where none exists which is not to say that it doesn’t sometimes exist) and stop crying prejudice whenever they don’t get what they want – they will be disliked more than ever. By constantly grumbling about not have “equal access” and “equal rights” when in fact many of them have more rights and access than others do these days, they’re doing themselves no favors.

Am I prejudiced against blacks because I’m just pointing out the other side of racism, the side that few dare talk about in any public forum or venue? No! I don’t do this to fan the flames of racism – far from it! My intention in writing this article was to engender thought and from there, honest dialogue about what’s really happening in the USA. I believe the extremist groups are being promoted, funded, and fueled by some hateful, rich and powerful persons who wish to create chaos. “Order out of Chaos” This term Order out of Chaos, in Latin Ordo ab Chao, is the slogan of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. Agendas are formulated designed to give the powerful more power. Chaos is created, and media blitzed. Then cries go out for solution. That is, if you can create just the right problem or chaos you will necessarily get an outcry for the kind of solution or order that they wished to have all along.

People, I think that is what’s really happening all across the nation, and all of us, white, black, and every color need to open our eyes! We need to look beneath the surface of things and hear the lies being told us en mass; very little the mainstream media tells us is truthful. We all need to stop competing with one another and stop vying for power over one another. There ARE enough resources in the world that we don’t need to fight over them IF governments of the world would take care of their own people, but sadly many do not, which is why so many are starving and without medical care. So, yes, injustice exists all over the world but turning on one another isn’t the answer. We need to wake up to the fact that hidden powers are just USING us, all of us, to further their secret agenda, which is to destroy America so they can install their New World Order! America is the last bastion of freedom in the world so it’s Constitution must be dissolved for the secret agenda to materialize. ALL Americans must resist their plan and stop allowing themselves to be played for suckers by those who don’t care one iota about their wellbeing or success. They only care about enslaving all of us under their New World Order government (also called the One World Order), and if you think that’s a great idea go read how people were treated under fascists governments run by dictators like Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and others. People living under those regimes lived through hell on earth.

In closing, I wish black extremists would stop and recall the words of Martin Luther King, whose anti-violence preaching and platform vastly improved the lives of blacks. Rev. King would not have approved of the defacement of property, looting, hate speech against whites, and violence of today’s black movements. It would appear that the black population has forgotten MLK and his successful message and how sad that is, for people of all colors. If black people want to honor that great man’s message and achievements, why don’t they protest peacefully like he did? MLK set an example for all to follow, what a shame that so few do. God rest you Reverend King, may you and your message live in the memory of good men and women everywhere for all time.

Footnotes: 

[1] https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Numbers-12-1_12-2/

https://www.womeninthescriptures.com/2015/01/moses-ethiopian-wife.html

[2] https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/armenians-are-in-danger-of-ethnic-cleansing-once-again/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/two-hebrew-israelite-biblical-verses-examined/

https://www.history.com/news/native-americans-genocide-united-states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

“MIRROR, MIRROR”….

Image result for FREE pics snow white or a mirror

In the popular fairy tale, Snow White, a wicked witch has a magical mirror that she looks into and asks this question, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”

Many of us have read or had this story read to us when we were children, but it just occured to me that there are parallels between it and the reality of our lives. Most of us spend a fair amount of time looking at ourselves in the mirrors hanging on our walls, yet we never stop to think about the fact that we’re only seeing the outside of ourselves. Such mirrors only reflect one’s outer appearance while the inside remains hidden.

How then can we see what’s on the inside (if we wished to)? Does a mirror exist which enables us to do that? I’m happy to say that there is, and it’s the Bible which was penned by holy men called of God to write down whatever He spoke to them.

Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Jas 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 
Jas 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 
Jas 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 

continueth therein — contrasted with “goeth his way,” Jas_1:24, continues both looking into the mirror of God’s word, and doing its precepts. [Jamieson, Fausset, & Brown Commentary]

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 
1Co 13:12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 

glass” 1) a mirror; 1a) the mirrors of the ancients were made, not of glass, but steel
perfect law of liberty” Thayer Definition: 1) liberty to do or to omit things having no relationship to salvation, 2) fancied liberty, 2a) licence, the liberty to do as one pleases, 3) true liberty is living as we should not as we please

As Christians we should know that our liberty in Christ doesn’t mean we can do as we please but rather, we live to please another who is Christ our Savior because He bled and died for us, and not only for us, but for the whole world.

I wonder how many know that our liberty in Christ means that we can “do” or “omit” things which have no impact upon our salvation? By the Holy Spirit living in me I knew that to be true even while various sorts of legalists were trying to convince me that in order to be saved I had to keep the entire old covenant law which New Covenant believers are no longer obligated to keep – Hebs 8:13, Hebs 7:11 &12, Heb 7:18&19, Hebs 9:9&10.

Heb 8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. decayeth” – become worn out, obsolete.

Christians are to aim at a higher standard of holiness than was generally understood under the law. The principle of love takes the place of the letter of the law, so that by the Spirit they are free from the yoke of sin, and free to obey by spontaneous instinct (Jas_2:8, Jas_2:10, Jas_2:12; Joh_8:31-36; Joh_15:14, Joh_15:15; compare 1Co_7:22; Gal_5:1, Gal_5:13; 1Pe_2:16). The law is thus not made void, but fulfilled. [Jamieson, Fausset, & Brown Commentary]

God’s Word, the Bible, is called the “law of liberty,” or freedom because it is a law producing freedom from the servitude of sinful passions and lusts [Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible].

I love the last definition of liberty as being, the freedom to live like we should, not as we please. So many believe the opposite, doing whatever they please with never a thought for God or anyone else!

Beloved and those who aren’t (yet) saved, every one of us is unclean on the inside before we get cleansed of our sin by the spotless Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. We can’t see our sin nature by looking into a physical mirror, we can only see it by (steadily, continually) looking into the “perfect law of liberty,” God’s holy Word, the bible. The purpose of doing so is not to keep us focused on sin, but after seeing our sin to forsake it so that we can be cleansed by the Blood of Jesus! Staying in the Word of God keeps us focused on the truth of who God is and what He has done for us! The Blood of Jesus is still available to cleanse those who come to Him in humble admission of guilt with the sincere intent of turning away from sin.

Might you be such a one dear reader? If so, all you need do to get cleansed of your sin is to turn to Jesus and ask for His forgiveness with the caveat that you sincerely intend to keep His commands thereafter. God is no fool and He knows who’s sincere and who’s playing games. Word to the wise, don’t try to play games with God for you will lose every time, but if you are sincere, He will welcome you with open arms and shower you with wonderful, unimaginable gifts! ~ 1Co 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 

His Servant D’vora

Happy Hanukkah! (to those who observe it)

Our freedom or liberty in Christ/Yeshua allows us to observe or not to observe when it doesn’t affect our salvation, while not condemning others who do things differently from us.

A Decision Affecting the Next 100 Years

Recently I had a dream about Baal and heard that the decision we make now will affect the next 100 years. What that decision was I didn’t recall when I woke up, but I had the sense it may have been about the 2020 presidential election, perhaps as it pertains to Abortion. Baal means ‘Lord’ and also ‘sacrifice’ as he demanded human sacrifice, that of children (babies) in exchange for fertility. [1]

Do people still worship Baal?. Baal has had a bad press. Ever since… | by  Nero Calatrava | Medium

Abortion is a type of child sacrifice to this demon who is likely the dark force behind the brutal killing of babies in the womb. In other words, there are demonic forces at work whenever we see acts of violence, murder, rape, child-sacrifice (Abortion), and other sinful movements in our world and nation. I believe, as I’ve written in another blog article, that America is suffering calamities for her shedding of innocent blood through Abortion, and that these calamities will continue until America turns back to God and stops committing Abortion (child murder), child trafficking, pornography, and other hideous sins. God has many times given over a nation to its enemies for forsaking Him, as seen in the pages of the bible. People need to start reading the bible and spend far less time watching television, playing video games, and wasting time on all kinds of “dissipation” [2] as none of those things will prepare them for what’s coming upon the whole world –

Luk 21:34  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 
Luk 21:35  For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 
Luk 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. [kjv]

In a separate dream I had that same week I again saw thick, dark clouds hanging low and covering most of the sky. Having the images occur twice is a confirmation that what those images are portraying is going to happen. When anything is doubled or mentioned twice in the bible it gives more weight or importance to what it references.

The ‘dark, thick clouds’ indicative of an approaching ‘storm,’ fit the name Baal, for Baal is lord of ‘storms’ and ‘thunder’ which bring needed rain to keep the land fertile. He was worshipped with child sacrifice and sensual celebrations. Baal was an ancient god of the Canaanites (Jordan, Syria, Lebbanon, and part of Israel; Semitic peoples).

What these repetitious images are telling me is that a ‘storm’ or ‘storms’ are on the way and we should prepare for them now. We prepare ourselves by spending more time in the Word of God (the bible) and in prayer unto the God of the bible, humbling ourselves before Him, and imploring His grace and mercy for ourselves and for the whole world. We also prepare ourselves for ‘storms’ by examining our hearts in the light of God’s Word and then repenting of any sins we have committed and pray for the grace not to repeat them! We also prepare by obeying the words of God in the bible, and those spoken to us by God in private communion with Him. In doing these things, we fill our lamps with “oil,” and keep them filled.

Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 

Be wise and do likewise.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baal

[2] “dissipation” – mental distraction; amusement; diversion. dissolute way of living, especially excessive drinking of liquor; intemperance.