The Abrahamic Family House Opening
On February 16, 2023 the Abrahamic Family House officially opened, with a ceremony celebrating the event. Below are several articles giving details and information on the different aspects of what it means to each branch of religion, and the goals of unity they hope to achieve.
But, for the Christian it very quickly becomes clear, we will have no real voice, or freedom to join in this one world religion, and maintain our faith and stand with Christ. It is made clear in their guidelines that any attempt to live out our faith in Christ is not allowed, and if we don't comply with their rules there will be severe penalties, and fines, including going to prison. This is detailed in one of the videos below. You will see in the articles-no mention of the name of Jesus Christ is in any of them, and He is never mentioned in any part of the opening ceremony. The details of this is also explained in one of the videos below. I've posted several from Christians, each video has information that will be important to the Christian, to learn what we are going to be facing when this One World Religion really gets put into place, and enforced.
The Purpose of the Abrahamic Family House is supposed to be an inter-faith movement that exhibits tolerance of all religions, and different faiths; but as you read some of the restrictions-is this tolerance?
Restrictions for Christians:
1. The family House building for Christians is not permitted to have a cross on the building as a method of identifying it, as it is illegal to display a Christian cross on a building in the UAE.
2. Teaching that Jesus is the only God is considered an act of insulting Allah, or the prophet Muhammad and offenders can be subject to imprisonment for five or more years, fined from $250.000 to $545.000 and Christians may be deported.
3. Sunni Muslim leader, Sheikh Ahmen al-Tayeb strongly believes that Muslims who convert from Islam to any other religion-including Christianity, should be killed.
4. In 2020 the United Nations passed an anti-blasphemy law that most Christians are not aware of. This loosely translated law embraced by the UAE, prohibits any teachings against Islam including Biblical teachings which could be offensive.
So, the concept of the One World Religion Headquarters is to bring tolerance and understanding-however, why then build it in a Muslim country where conversion to any other religion is illegal and that Muslim apostates should be killed?
Most Christians understand the term "One World Religion" to refer to the merging of all religions, including Christianity into a global religion. Many Christians believe that a one world religion is directly linked to the last days, and the entering in of the Anti-Christ, who will rise within this, and be associated with a one world government and the mark of the beast.
See the information on this within this video:
NOW OPEN!!! ONE WORLD RELIGION Headquarters *ACTUAL FOOTAGE* | Abrahamic Family House
I believe this complex is where the Anti-Christ will set up his headquarters, and spend much of his time. With this now open, and officially endorsed by the Catholic Church, we will now be looking to see the 10 Commandments, and any open faith in Christ or his gospel, removed and replaced with their own laws and set of rules, that will put even more restrictions, and censorship, on those who stand in faith in Jesus as Lord and Christ. The one's stated above, are only the beginning.
May the Lord strengthen his people, and cover them with His wings, and give us the courage, and boldness-to keep the faith, and endure. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE-
Abrahamic Family House ‘changes all the rules’ of interfaith understanding
What the opening of the Abrahamic Family House Synagogue in the UAE means for the Jewish community and the rest of the world
Note: There is no personal endorsement or promoting of any individual, or product in posting the articles or links here; it is for the information on the topic of the Abrahamic Family House ceremony only.
CHRISLAM...IT'S NOW OPEN!! ONE WORLD RELIGION IS BORN-The blasphemous move denying Jesus / Yeshua is the only way to God and create a one world Religion takes another step forward as the Abrahamic Family House opens in Abu Dahbi.
THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE BY SAFDIE ARCHITECTS-The archetexture of this structure has a resemlance of a snake-when viewed from certain angles....very interesting.
IT'S COMPLETE!! Abrahamic Family House ONE WORLD RELIGION Center | Chrislam- https://youtu.be/2UpQhyLbUZ4
The recent opening of the One World Religion Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the Abrahamic Family House, and the implications it has for global religion and it's connection to the end times biblical prophecies. The headquarters, which features buildings for a mosque, church, and synagogue, was built in collaboration with Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim leader, Sheikh Ahmen al-Tayeb, who signed the global peace covenant called the Document of Human Fraternity for World Peace. However, the building's location in a country where conversion from Islam is prohibited and teaching against Islam is considered blasphemy raises concerns about religious tolerance and freedom. This begs the question: is this the beginning of a one-world religion, as prophesized in the Bible? Join us for a discussion on this prophetic topic.
ONE WORLD RELIGION CEREMONY-
Here is the TRUTH-Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, dead, buried and risen again-and coming again. If you do not know Christ as your Savior today-now is the time to get saved. Today is the day of salvation, no one is guaranteed tomorrow.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
On September 14th and 15th of this year 2022, the Pope went to a meeting at the Seventh Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Chrislam was confirmed, led by Pope Francis, with Judaism, Islam, Catholicism and other religions attending.
What is Chrislam? Is it Biblical?
It is a cult. Chrislam refers to the assemblage of Islamic and Christian religious practices in Nigeria; in particular, the series of religious movements that merged Muslim and Christian religious practice founded in 1976 in Lagos, Nigeria. The movement was pioneered by Yoruba peoples in south-west Nigeria.
Germany has constructed; The House of One. Reportedly, Jews, Christians, and Muslims meet in different facilities - a synagogue, a church, and a mosque - under one roof. According to their website [02/20/2017], "The three separate sections will be linked by a communal room in the center of the building. This will serve as a meeting place, where worshippers and members of the public can come together and learn more about the religions and each other."
This "blending" has been observed on numerous other fronts. According to The Washington Times, in June 2014, Pope Francis authorized Islamic prayers and readings from the Qu'ran at the Vatican; stating it to be an attempt to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. He has also taken some other rather questionable actions:
From the Wall Street Journal, on November 29, 2014, Pope Francis prayed with the Grand Mufti Rahmi Taran facing east in a mosque in Istanbul. Muslims pray their five daily prayers towards the east, towards the city of Makkah; towards the Kaaba.
From the Huffington Post, on September 23, 2015, Pope Francis stated at St. Patrick's Cathedral: "I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca. In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful."
Calling Muslims "my brothers and sisters" and lending credibility to their feast (Eid al-Adha, a feast celebrating the fictitious claim that Abraham followed Allah's command to sacrifice his son Ishmael), the last phrase of the Pope's comments are consistent with Islamic beliefs, as they recognize Allah as the all-merciful one (cf. 1:3; 55:1).
Pope Francis has not stated that he is advocate of Chrislam, but his statements and actions are causing some to ask if he is interested in joining the world's two largest religions. The Catholics are not alone in this.
Teaching on Jesus - Similarities and Differences:
The Qur'an mentions Jesus some 25 times, so Christianity and Islam must serve the same God?
The Book of Mormon mentions Christ's name (in some form) an average of every 1.7 verses in the Book of Mormon. Mormonism is a cult. Just because an atheist, or anyone else, mentions the name of Jesus doesn't make them a Christian.
What advocates of Chrislam see as a similarity actually exposes a major difference. Islam believes that Jesus is not God (5:17). They reject the deity of Christ. The Qur'an emphatically states that the idea that Jesus is God is blasphemy (5:17). Muslims deny the death of Christ on the Cross (4:157-158). Islam and Christianity radically differ.
Teachings on Morals and Ethics:
Christianity and Islam have some similar teachings on morals and ethics. Are they the same religion?
There is some overlap in the works of Christianity and Islam (and other religions), however, there is a great difference in their intended purpose, motivation, and author. Islam teaches salvation by works, while true Christianity teaches salvation by grace alone (Eph 2:10).
For Muslims forgiveness is based on a combination of Allah's grace and the their works (8:29; 33:70-71; 42:26; 49:14); if a Muslim's good works outweigh their bad ones (18:105; 21:47; 23:102-103) and if Allah so wills it, a Muslim may be forgiven of their sins and enter Paradise. In Christianity, the believer is saved unto good works, not by them (Tit 2:14; cf. Gal 2:21). In Christianity, the believer does good works because God lives in them (Col 1:27; Phil 2:13).
The Christian does not, and will not work independently of God, but their wills and actions are the very areas in which God's own power manifests itself (Phil. 4:13; 1 Thess. 2:13).
Chrislam is not the gospel, as defined in scripture- "once delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3). Christ alone mediates salvation (1 Tim 2:5) and actually saves (John 3:36; 14:6). Acts 4:12 states, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." No other name includes Muhammad and Allah. Christ alone lived a perfect sinless life, died, and rose again (1 Cor 15:1-4). In Jesus' perfect works, he fulfilled the entire law, so we wouldn't have to (Rom 8:3-4). Christ alone took his people's punishment and makes them righteous before God the Father (2 Cor 5:21).
While true Christianity includes good works, they are not the cause of salvation; rather good works are the evidence of salvation, and a true result of it. Unlike the Qur'an, the Bible never suggests that good works are the ground of the believer's salvation, nor the instrument of redemption.
These are basic but very important differences in the two faiths-that cannot be reconciled. For the believer in Christ, if you research further and really understand how wide the chasm is between the two religions, you will find there's no room for compromise. True believer's in Christ are going to have to make up their minds and come to terms with these differences, and resolve to not be a part of this. It is an Anti-Christ end time movement.
Jesus warned that the signs of the end of the age would be great deception. This melding of religions is a great deception, and one we cannot participate in. This is one more significant sign, we are close to the coming of the Lord. No one knows the day or hour of His coming, but this is an important event, that we need to be paying attention to, and cause us to watch, and be prepared.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Articles and Information on Chrislam
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The Abrahamic Family House, Is Now Nearly Complete & Should Be Operational In A Few Weeks
Behind The Headlines - Is the Abrahamic Family House one step away from One World Religion?
Saudi Arabia wants to normalize ties with Israel - report
Normalization of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia inevitable
Haifa university holds first interfaith conference inspired by Abraham Accords
One World Religion Headquarters To Open 2022
ITS HAPPENING!! One World Religion 2022 | Chrislam | Pope Francis
Biden joins Pope Francis, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in marking day of human fraternity
Interfaith agreement won't create one world religion, says author
Rick Warren speaking from both sides of his mouth over Chrislam
ONE WORLD RELIGION?-
U.S. Catholic officials welcome Catholic-Muslim document signed by pope
Pope Francis dismisses ‘heresy’ charges for his commitment to Christian-Muslim dialogue
What is Chrislam?
What you should know about Chrislam
SATAN IS NOT GOD OF CREATION HERE ON EARTH: POPE FRANCIS VOWS TO USHER IN “ONE WORLD RELIGION”
POPE FRANCIS CONFIRMS "CHRISLAM" - ONE WORLD RELIGION- Repost from September 15, 2022 - Bob Mitchell's Prophecy Update - Pope Francis Confirms "CHRISLAM" - One World Religion.
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Catholicism-History and Doctrine
Martin Luther-the Reformation
The material posted here are teachings, documentaries, and historical information that helps bring understanding to why this linking of other world religions to form this union is wrong, and it's revealing the great apostasy of the end times Jesus warned us about in Matthew chapter 24, and Revelation. For those serious in wanting to learn where we are in bible prophecy, and the doctrines of Catholicism, the links here will help. There is also a section in the Resource page of this site, as you scroll down, with more information on the Catholic Church, and it's history. There's also links to documentaries on Marin Luther and the Reformation, and what his stand against the Catholic Church meant for the freedom, and deliverance of untold millions from the cruelty and abuses of the Pope and the Church of Rome, during the Inquisition. There is also historical information that reveals that the Catholics are connected to the Freemasons, and many Popes, and Catholic leaders are masons. These links are the information here, is for those who want to know the truth, and are willing to face it.
Apostasy-Evangelicals Linking with the Pope Again
This series of videos below is a history lesson on the Churches you won't hear in most mega churches, or especially the Catholic Church-but it will open your eyes, if you want to know truth. Kenneth Copeland, and those who associate with him-will never tell you what you'll hear in this teaching. But, it reveals exactly what they are, and who they are serving. The meeting between Copeland and other evangelicals with pope Francis in 2015 revealed the truth of what Mr. Missler foretold before it happened. He also goes into the importance of Jerusalem in the endtime scenario that's going on today. This teaching also destroys the false teaching being spewed by many that Hitler was really a good guy, the documentation of what he really was is listed clearly by Mr. Missler. This is a college level teaching, well worth hearing. After listening to this, go to my blog page, and read the material on Chrislam, it all fits into this.
What are the implications of the current "Ecumenical" movement?
The History of the Church:
The Christianization of the Roman Empire
The Bishops of Rome
The Golden Age of Papal Power
The Reformation Period
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Chuck Missler - The Kingdom of Blood (pt.1)-Who is the Woman that rides the Beast in the Book of Revelation?
Dave Hunt - The Kingdom of Blood (pt.2)
A Woman Rides the Beast - Dave Hunt - Bible Studies
Dave Hunt teaches us about the Catholic Church in the Book of Revelation and about the last days prophecies. This is an extended, visual bible study that adds information to the one above. Source: TheBereanCall.org
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TOM FRIESS ON THE PAPAL TAKEOVER- https://youtu.be/EVmkC6q1JjA
This is worth listening to-it will answer the question of who really owns the wealth and power of this country, and the information can be easily proven. When Kenneth Copeland and the other Protestant leaders met with Pope Francis in 2014, and united with him and the papal institution-he sold out all the Christians down through the ages-that the Catholic Church has tortured, and slain. They overturned the Reformation, and the freedom from the bondage of the Catholic Church that Martin Luther gained for Christians.
RICK MIRACLE VIDEO LIBRARY #393, 2015 VIDEO, VATICAN COMMUNIST COUP CONFIRMED-Comment: This another important angle to the NWO, and the Pope's part in putting it into place.
More Disturbing Imagery In The Catholic Church (Lightning Strikes Vatican / Pope)-Comment: Lightning struck the Vatican dome twice on the same day, not just once.
WARNINGS FROM GOD - BIRDS ATTACK PEACE DOVES, LIGHTNING STRIKES VATICAN AND CHRIST THE REDEEMER
In order to fully understand the importance of what these evangelicals really did when they met with the Pope, you need to watch the video above to the end-and realize that nothing the Catholic Church does-is without significance. The Catholic Church has not changed it's position-or it's goals one bit-they have played these evangelicals gullibility, and have bigger plans underneath this "love and co-existence" rhetoric.
Pope Francis Meets With Kenneth Copeland, James Robison—High Fives Ensue-
Pope Francis buys souls of Kenneth Copeland & evangelicals to prepare for USA presidential election.
Pope Francis Met Televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison (video)
VIDEO: Francis asks US televangelist for his blessing
Kenneth Copeland Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and those with him, have embraced and shaken hands with the anti-Christ of Rome. This is a movement of full-blown apostasy. The article below is an excellent essay on the events between the Pope and the evangelicals-and what it really means.
Pope Francis believes that the Reformation is over, he’s almost ready to sign public document stating so-
Martin Luther's stand against the Catholic Church freed Christians from the bondages of the Catholic laws and practices-Indulgences, praying to Mary, and Mary worship, praying to dead saints, doctrines outside the Gospel of Christ, who came to set men free from sin and idolatry. These evangelicals have brought Protestants back to deception and linking arms with the same bondages Luther and the Reformer's brought us out of.
Videos to help gain understanding of Luther-and his stand.
Martin Luther: A Return to Grace | Full Movie | Padraic Delaney | Gerharde Bode
Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer (Full Documentary)
Martin Luther - Concerning Christian Liberty - (2 of 4) The Freedom of Faith- https://youtu.be/BHjejrZROiw
Roman Catholicism: Virgin Mary, Penance - Dr. Walter Martin- https://youtu.be/XeQcQ2ZIsI0
Peter the Rock, Church Tradition - Dr. Walter Martin- https://youtu.be/VZe1NfvKoWs
Catholicism #2 Mary, Penance - Dr. Walter Martin- https://youtu.be/0coYKeB0DDE
God's Word Verses Catholic Doctrine
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Biblical teaching on these verses:
To pass through the fire - Probably in the way of consecration to Molech, or some other deity. It is not likely that their being burnt to death is here intended. See on Lev_18:21 (note).
Divination - one who endeavors to find out futurity by auguries, using lots, etc.
Observer of times - one who pretends to foretell future events by present occurrences, and who predicts great political or physical changes from the aspects of the planets, eclipses, motion of the clouds, etc., etc. See on Gen_41:8 (note).
Enchanter - to view attentively; one who inspected the entrails of beasts, observed the flight of birds, etc., etc., and drew auguries thence. Some think divination by serpents is meant, which was common among the heathen.
A witch - probably those who by means of drugs, herbs, perfumes, etc., pretended to bring certain celestial influences to their aid.
A charmer - One that charmeth serpents or other cattle. Or, a fortune - teller, that foretelleth the events of men's lives by the conjunctions of the stars. Spirits - Whom they call upon by certain words or rites. A wizard - Heb. a knowing man, who by any forbidden way's undertakes the revelation of secret things. A necromancer - One that calleth up and enquireth of the dead. 1Samuel-28:11-14-The account of Saul going to Endor, to the woman with the familiar spirit (witch), and having her call up Samuel who was already dead. She did it, but it cost him his life, and his sons-he and his sons were killed the next day, just as the spirit who called himself Samuel said would happen.
This is why the Catholic Church teaching their people to pray to Mary, dead saints and keeping relics of dead people, and worshiping statues is so abominable. These practices go directly against the commandments of God in Exodus, and Deuteronomy. Catholics who participate in these evil practices, are in rebellion, in the same category with Saul.
Joh 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Biblical teaching on these verses: And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do. What man would dare to make such a promise? It will be noted, that in order to enjoy the fullness of these glorious promises we must, (1) Believe. They are limited thus in Joh_14:12. Without faith it is impossible to please God. (2) We must ask in his name, or, in dependence upon the merit and intercession of Christ. (3) As shown elsewhere, we must come with a spirit of complete submission to the Father's will, feeling that his will is best, and saying in our hearts, "Thy will be done."
These verses eliminates the Catholic teaching of praying to Mary as co-mediator. The only mediator between God and man, is Jesus Christ.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
When a believer stands before the Lord, and confesses their sin to Him-God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ-He will forgive us, and cleanse us again from all sin, and restore us in His righteousness.
God's people perish from lack of knowledge, this is why it is vital to go to the Word of God for yourself, and read it, study it, and allow it to change you, and teach you the ways of God, and His paths. It's the Word of God, that will keep you walking straight, and living in His light. It will open your eyes, and you will know false teachings and doctrines, they will stand out clearly, when the Word of God is put before them. The bible is our protection, and our shield against the wiles of the devil.
When Christ went to the cross, died and rose again; His victory put away the old ordinances and laws of the Old Testament, and the practices the Jews observed. In the gospels Jesus brought with him a new form of worship, in spirit and truth. If you want to know them, read and study the Sermon on the Mount, and the deep truths of the parables. The things Jesus said on that mountain are what we as believer's are supposed to be cultivating in our lives, and practicing as we walk out our faith.
Down through the centuries pagan practices and rituals have been integrated in with the main holidays celebrated today-Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and other's such as St. Patrick's day. Some links will be provided below, that go into the history of these pagan roots, and why they are unbiblical, and dangerous to be involved in. When a person is involved in these practices they unknowingly open themselves up to spiritual bondage in many forms. When a new believer in Christ first hears this, their reactions can range from astonishment, anger, unbelief, to outright rebellion. It's to be expected. When I first began to read the truth of the demonic aspect of these holiday's, I didn't want to believe it, but the Holy Spirit continued to put the truth in front of me, and I came to the place that I knew I had to either choose to believe the word of God, or continue in rebellion. God pulled me through, and as time has gone on, the Lord has opened my eyes to how pagan they are, and why they should not be observed by a believer in Christ. The teachings here will hopefully open your eyes also. God loves us, and wants to bring us out of spiritual bondage.
Anger and resentment can result because of hard teachings on subjects like this. My response to those who have this reaction is the same as Paul-who also dealt with people's hostilities, and misunderstandings:
Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
In the book of Galatians Paul told the people of his concerns for them, because many of them were going back to the pagan practices. He gives a stern rebuke to them.
Paul's Concern for the Galatians
Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Some excerpts from commentaries to help bring clarity:
You observe days and months and seasons and years:
The false teachers among the Galatians demanded the observance of days and months and seasons and years and other such legalistic matters acted as if this would lead them into a higher plane of spirituality. But all these weak and beggarly elements of legalism did was bring them into bondage.
i. Paul seems amazed that someone would turn from the liberty of Jesus to this kind of bondage. But legalism caters to and recognizes our flesh by putting the focus on what we achieve for God, not on what Jesus did for us. The liberty of Jesus gives us status as sons and a rich inheritance, but it won’t cater to our flesh.
ii. “Notice how such a verse is at a variance with any and every theory of a Christian sabbath, cutting at the root, as it does, of ALL obligatory observance of times as such.” (Alford)
iii. “When certain days are represented as holy in themselves, when one day is distinguished from another on religious grounds, when holy days are reckoned a part of divine worship, the days are improperly observed.” (Calvin) Guzik comm.
Ye observe days. These are specifications of how they were "turning back" to the Jewish law. Compare Col_2:16. The days are the Jewish Sabbaths. The months are the new moons; the times are the Jewish festivals; the years are the Sabbatical years. In observing these there was legal bondage to an obsolete system. B.W. Johnson comm.
My prayer is that some who come here would receive the information with an open heart, and a desire to truly know God for who He is, not the imaginations of their own minds. God has revealed himself through His word, but it's up to us to search it out, and apply it to our lives. Christ came to deliver us, mind, body, and soul-let's praise Him for this unspeakable gift, and heed Paul's admonishment-stand fast in that freedom, and never go back to the chains of bondage.
Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Resource Teaching Links
HALLOWEEN: ITS ORIGINS AND TRADITIONS (3)
The Truth About Halloween - https://youtu.be/3wJp_n6y6tk
The Truth About Easter - https://youtu.be/pCE1dUoBNuo
Halloween─ should Christians celebrate Halloween? - Jim Staley -
The Pagan Roots of Easter : https://www.thenightwatchman.org/watchman-blog/april-08th-2020
WHY CHRISTMAS IS PAGAN.-In this study we show the obvious pagan origins of what most Christians are led to believe is holy and why Christmas is still the same thing today as it was in ancient times.
The Dark Origins of Santa and His Elves- The pagan Origins of Santa Claus or Sinter Klaus and his evil demonic elves known as Krampus and other titles.
Who Is Krampus? | National Geographic-
Christmas - What Your Pastor Doesn't Want You to Know - Part 1- Is Christmas atheist rocket fuel? Review the pagan history of our December 25 Christmas traditions and their vast differences with the history of the birth of the true Messiah.
Christmas - What Your Pastor Doesn't Want You to Know - Part 2-
Christmas - What Your Pastor Doesn't Want You to Know - Part 3- https://youtu.be/cOIBRr9fsdM
PAGAN ROOTS OF ST. PATRICKS DAY
In researching this pagan holiday, I've found it to be a twisted mixture of pagan influences of the Druids, Catholicism, and folklore-all of it demonic. Of course to entice the kids-the Leprechaun and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow story is added to the mix, making it a maze that's very difficult to sift through. However, when putting what the holiday represents today-which is parades, drinking, and debauchery-when you study it with your bible in hand, you come away seeing it is a totally ungodly day, that no Christian should be involved in.
St. Patrick's Day is Pagan-Today in Man Made Religion-
In this video we discuss the man made pagan holiday of St. Patrick's day, is it acceptable to God.
Read the article here:
The History of Saint Patrick - a Short Story-A short history of St. Patrick-it reveals how man can twist and pervert truth down through history, and make a pagan holiday out of pure fiction that they create themselves.
THE GREAT RESET
(Please scroll down for new updated material, and important information coming up starting in December 1-12, 2023)
What is the 2030 agenda? The definition from the UN website:
"The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals."
Below is the link to the UN website to do your own research, to read their information, and their very carefully worded explanations.The Sustainable Development Agenda-
However, you have to go much deeper than the information they give, to find out what the true agenda is- total control of the human race, in every aspect of your life. Where you live, how much you can achieve in life, what you eat, how you travel, and where, your social credit status-and what that means on how much you can buy, or can't buy; including a home. The governments of the world being in total control of every inch of land, even the so-called open state lands for recreation. Access to these lands is carefully controlled and blocked, where they don't want you to go. Gender equality means you will have to accept transgenders and homosexuality, and have taught as normal in schools and there will be no restrictions on them at all anymore. This will escalate into pedophilia, and beastiality being accepted, it's begun already. Transhumanism is also going to be included in this. They are talking about brain implants, and chips to monitor your brain, and hook humans up to computers, to be able to "upload" data into your brain, and other technologies that come from their Frankenstein scientists.
The climate change agenda they've added to this is a man made disaster, that's been going on for almost 100 years, go to Dane Wigington's website for more on this intentional decimation of the planet.
Forced medical procedures, and vaccines is on in the agenda-whether you want them or not. The Covid disaster has killed and seriously injured untold numbers. There's many accounts of what vaccines by the Bill Gates agenda has done to women and children in Africa, and some countries have banned his vaccines totally. I'll let you do the research. In the 2030 agenda, they want everybody vaccinated. Those who won't comply, will be persecuted. This documentary gives extensive information on the activity of Bill and Melinda Gates and their vaccine programs:
The Truth Behind The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
They will organize and control every aspect of your life, and where you live. These people have not been elected, they are billionaires with enough money to force their rules and agendas into power, and put them in place.
They want you to be a slave, and do their bidding. But, they've carefully worded these intricate plans to make it look like it's totally for your health and benefit. You have to listen carefully to their words and how they plan to achieve their goals to get the picture of what they are really doing. It's a takeover of the planet, and it goes much deeper than the pretty colored logos, and multi-raced smiling faces in the pictures they carefully choose.
Below are videos that fit into the 2030 agenda, and it opens the picture of the days Jesus describes as the end of days in Matthew chapter 24, as the days of Noah. We are in them now. The information below will help piece together what we are facing, and the timeframe these elites and the aliens have in their plans to put all this into place. However, the coming of Jesus Christ, will interrupt their plans. He will have the last say on what happens to this world.
Update: 8/16/2023- Please go to the bottom of this page, there is new material being added when I come across more information that is important on this subject. There is video footage below that gives prophetic end time connections to the 2030 meetings being held this year, especially in upcoming December-that is significant to many events happening now. Look for the caption-
End Time Prophetic Events-And Is King Charles the Anti-Christ
Cop28 Event Articles and Information
THIS IS ALL PLANNED AND ORCHESTRATED/ WOW! LISTEN TO WHAT KING CHARLES JUST SAID WITH BROTHER CHAD-comment: this young man's discernment of the scriptures refuting King Charles is correct; and yes, I believe Jesus Christ is at the door, He is coming very soon.
Satanic Agenda Exposed-The owner may block this from playing-but it will be posted because there's some information worth hearing, if it does play for you.
ACTIVISTS RALLY IN BRUSSELS AMID COP28 SUMMIT IN DUBAI-The people all dressed in red are performing a Satanic ritual-right in the open.
King Charles COP28 speech: ‘The Earth does not belong to us’
KING CHARLES: THE ONLY HEAD OF STATE ON THE COP28 PODIUM - UK COLUMN NEWS
- Reuters: Britain's King Charles urges rapid environmental repair in COP28 speech
- The Mirror (YouTube): 'The Earth does not belong to us': King Charles delivers speech at Cop28
- UK Column Article: The Not So Great Carbon Reset – Part 2
- United Nations: International Mother Earth Day
- UN Press: General Assembly Proclaims 22 April ‘international Mother Earth Day’ Adopting By Consensus Bolivia-led Resolution
“We are strangling the planet -– strangling ourselves,” President Morales declared, stressing that, for too many years, the world had been held captive by the seductive notion of capitalism. However, it was now clear that “we don’t own the planet, we belong to it,”
- IMDb (2016): Pachamama: Manifesto per la Madre Terra (A Manifesto for Mother Earth)
- Midory Press: Pachamama, Mother Earth
- Mercator: The environmentalist cult demands human sacrifice
+++++++++++++++++++++++++New Update: 11/28/2023 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Update: The Pope will not be attending this event, due to ill health. It will be interesting to watch what happens, and how it alters this situation.
Pope Francis ‘still unwell’ after cancelling trip to Cop28-it will be interesting to watch who will replace him, or if they go on without any replacement.
This event is getting ready to unfold in the next few days-into December, until 12/12/2023- in this video more on their scheme to bring about an alien incident, and it well may be a worldwide event. I believe they've been planning something like this for a long time, to terrorize people and deceive them on a massive scale.
Watch Before That Date! [Major End-Time Event]- Craig Bong reveals what's coming on December 12, 2023. King Charles to open COP28 Event on December 1, then Pope Francis on December 2, 2023
THE NEW WORLD ORDER 2030 AGENDA-AN ALIEN TAKEOVER
Phil Schneider breaks down the truth about the NWO agenda, and who is running it. He, and others like Bill Cooper paid with their life to expose the truth; few have listened, and we are only seven years from their agenda being put into place-the depopulation agenda is well underway. These aliens are not from outer space, they're from underground, under your feet, and from another dimension; principalities and powers of darkness, demons. The globalists have been working with them for years, Schneider details this, and it goes on all over the world, including Antarctica. What Eisenhower did, when he agreed to let these demons take humans and animals to allow them to do experiments on them was a horrible thing to do. I can only hope he truly didn't know what he was doing, but regardless-the outcome has proven to be catastrophic for the world.
What's being presented to the world through their propaganda campaigns is an intricate cover that must be peeled like an onion to see the many layers to the schemes of this diabolical agenda. It is evil to the core-only those with eyes to see, will understand what they are really doing. But, the evidence is all around us, and coming to the surface, because there won't be any way to hide their real intentions much longer.
These posts are to warn you, what you do with them is up to you. I've done what God's asked me to do, and now it's up to everyone, to make their own choices.
PHIL SCHNEIDER - DULCE AREA 51 DUMBS ALIEN CONFRONTATION - ALIEN TAKE OVER BY THE YEAR 2030- https://www.bitchute.com/video/quEGgFQREFb6/
The Underground - A Hidden Reality and The True Story of Phil Schneider
Philip Schneider (April 23, 1947 - January 10, 1996) was an engineer, geologist, and lecturer on Dulce Base & Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBs).
He had been on lecture tour for less than two years, prior to his death, speaking out about government cover-ups, black projects and the UFO/ET phenomena.
His motivation to speak out in public, came after the US government dark projects murdered his friend, Ron Rummel (Publisher of Alien Digest) in September 1993, and a bit of prodding by Al Belick of the real Philadelphia Experiment. He told the world he played a role in the construction of several Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBs) across the United States, and as a result he said that he had been exposed to classified information of various sorts as well as having personal experiences with Extra-terrestrial Biological Entities (EBEs).
He also survived the Dulce Wars against Aliens, and thus decided to go public in hopes it would protect him from being murdered too. He died from SUICIDE BY ILLUMINATI on January 10, 1996, after a series of several public lectures he gave in late 1995 on topics including the Illuminati, the New World Order Agenda, Dark Projects, the Deep State, Black Budgets, underground highways & magneto levitation trains the connect all the DUMBS and underground alien bases on earth.
Dr. Karla Turner (a UFO/ET abductee that was also speaking on public tours was murdered on that exact same day). The main thing to get out of this video is the New World Order and the Alien Agenda ARE THE SAME THING. Our earth is run by non-humans, and most of government & military work for these beings. NEVER FORGET that "Real Heroes" are killed by the government dark projects, are discredited in all ways possible, and none of them have their birthdays celebrated with holidays. True Heroes are remembered by their dates of murder, fake heroes are remembered by their dates of birth.
Phil Schneider - DEEP UNDERGROUND MILITARY BASES - Evidence 1 of 12-Fifteen min. video-Military witness accounts, and short excerpt of Phil Schneider's testimony-Commentary:
BEHIND THE HUMAN ELEMENT: THE HEAD OF THE OCTOPUS
Shortly before his murder, Phil Schneider presented physical evidence for the real-life inspiration for the Marvel Comics Hydra organization. Thomas Edwin Castello held top-secret clearance and worked inside a deep underground military base during the alleged time Philip Schneider tunneled into it from above, and a shootout between factions ensued. Pat Price worked as a top-secret United States Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) team member (later declassified by the CIA in 1995). Pat was murdered after providing sketches and information regarding the deep underground military bases and high-speed tunnel systems. Further investigations have left a trail of dead researchers.
Deep Underground Base Details (DUMBS)
Elites Flee to Under Ground Bunkers -- They're Okay Thinking We're Left to Die. [mirrored]
Aliens Met With Eisenhower -- Shocking Video -- Aliens & UFOs- Bill Cooper. Comment: Now, he knows they are principalities and powers of darkness, demons from hell. The pacts and agreements this government has made with these demons-has been a great reason this country is falling-along with many other sins and corruptions-that are rampant now throughout the land.
Ike and the Alien Ambassadors
Eisenhower met with extraterrestrials, held talks: Ex-government consultant
President Eisenhower Did Meet With Aliens in 1954, According to Former Politician
Did 34th US President Eisenhower Met ‘Aliens’ In Early 50s? UFO News, UFO Sightings, UFO Disclosure- https://youtu.be/R_ZatNTd8r8
NWO- AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A ONE WORLD RELIGION
The inter-actions with these aliens has gone into the governments plans to control the religions of the world-and it will put the beast system into place. The pope has said he would baptize an alien, he made this statement for a good reason-he knows how far the governments have gone in making hybrids, he knows aliens exist, and he knows it's just a matter of time before it all comes out into the public. It's already being done, but many people are still asleep, and some don't want to know the truth. Below are some videos that go into this, for those who do want to know.
SCHWAB'S GREAT RESET WILL ENFORCE A RESET OF ALL FAITHS & RELIGIONS TO THE WORSHIP OF THE BEAST
This documentary/analysis is confirming, but also a very sad commentary on the situation of this world today. It convinces me all the more that the only answer to this planets problems is for Christ to return, and the sooner the better. There's no turning this back now, it's gone too far. It confirms what Phil Schneider said about the underground bases, and their cloning, and mixing the aliens with humans down there. Now humans are being contaminated just like in the days of Noah.
THE OCCULT TRUTH ABOUT GRETA THUNBERG (ALSO BORN AS A BOY & GRANDSON OF GEORGE SOROS)
Pope Francis says he would baptise aliens: 'Who are we to close doors?'
Pope Francis Says He Would Definitely Baptize Aliens If They Asked Him To
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Eze 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
Eze 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
The New World Order-From a Christian Perspective
As the NWO agenda's are put into place, changes are going to happen that are out of our control, we can't stop what's coming. But, the Bible gives accounts of what happened in ages past, when famines, pestilences, and disorders took place. God chose certain people to warn of what was to come, and other's to prepare and store up what would be needed, before the trouble came. Joseph was warned of a seven year famine to come-and God showed him what to do to prepare, and save many people. Moses was called to deliver the people of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt and Pharaoh, and God gave him the wisdom and ability to lead the people out and what to do to supply their needs. God will be with His people today, even in this dark hour, He will not leave us, nor abandon us. Now is the time to get very close to Jesus and stay there-talk to Him daily, read His word, study, worship, lean on God-He will guide us through the coming storm.
Below are various documentaries and teachings to give wisdom, knowledge, and guidance as we face what's coming. More will be added, as I am able to find reputable, reliable material.
Knowing what is coming is better than living in denial. Knowledge and faith brings strength of mind, soul, and spirit, to cope with whatever we face.
Chuck Missler- Full End Time Mix, Rapture, Nephilim and Coming Deception- There are some very important points brought out in this seven hour long session of teachings by Chuck Missler. All of it is very good, but the later sessions from the UFO's, to the Nephillim are especially good-He debunks the righteous Seth line claimed by many-and does it with reputable information. He goes into the giants, the six fingered mixed hybrids half human half fallen angels-and many other topics of interest. He goes into the crop circles around the world-but got sidetracked, and didn't go into it as much as I wished he would. This session of teachings are some of his best. https://youtu.be/tKLTLO4zb10
Chuck Missler -- Transhumanism- Chuck Missler spoke at Calvary South Denver in Littleton Colorado on July 24, 2013 on the subject of Transhumanism. (It is recommended that you watch this video at full 720p resolution so that you can clearly see all of the powerpoint slides used in this presentation.) https://youtu.be/xkJe9re-8AI
America's Current Predicament - Chuck Missler - His analysis is more relevant now, than it was when he gave this message- https://youtu.be/RD7BnShjQRg
The video below gives insight, information and encouragement, detailing the research and discoveries of Ron Wyatt in Egypt, as he shows the remains of the grain storage bins and explains how they were built by Joseph, and used during the seven year famine God warned was coming. Joseph had the grain bins built and organized the bringing in of surplus grain for storage during the years of plenty-which fed and saved a multitude. God has not changed-how he saved his people then, He's able to do today. As God's people seek Him, and His guidance, we will be preserved in our day.
Joseph in Egypt- The Research and Discoveries of Ron Wyatt
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End Time Prophetic Events-And Is King Charles the Anti-Christ
The videos below have extensive information on the possibility of King Charles being the Anti-Christ. It's being posted because as a watchman, I have been listening to these people and other's, and will share it because I believe we are on the verge of seeing major changes very soon. The videos below will give you a clear picture of the extensive planning of the upcoming events concerning the meetings to be held this September at a meeting with the UN, and in December, in getting their agenda's in place. It's going to force major changes and upheavals world wide. The fires in Maui are also part of this-as they are planning on putting the 2030 restrictions in place there now, when they take over the land from the people, which is what the government is doing now. The leaders of this agenda are all saying the same thing- now is the time to act, and we must get it up and in place in the next seven years. Watching and studying these videos will give you an overview of what they are doing, and why. I do not know if King Charles is the Anti-Christ, but the information the people below have accumulated gives ample evidence that he very well could be.
26 Major Signs King Charles is THE ANTICHRIST- https://youtu.be/YMTSuwocYmw
Author Tim Cohen: Is King Charles III THE Antichrist OVER Multiple Antichrists?
A third perspective:
Is Prince Charles the Antichrist? Does His Name Equal 666?
I'm adding this video because Monte Judah explains what God showed him when he used gematria and Prince Charles name years ago-that it came up with him being the Anti-Christ, and God showed this years ago, in the 80's, and he showed it to Tim Cohen, who's real name was Tim Huckabee back then, and Cohen has referred to Monte showing this to him at that time.
Messianic World Update | King Charles Coronation, Israel news and more
Comment-this video was posted on Bitchute today 6/16/2023, and the information is important to pay attention to, from now to December, these demon possessed psychopaths' are planning some major changes that will affect us all.
Prophetic signs of the Tribulation beginning by the significant dates of the 2030 Agenda-Craig Bong reveals the truth about what's coming in less than 40 weeks...
*END TIME ALERT* 40 WEEKS UNTIL EVERYTHING CHANGES…
How 15 minute cities will be used to enforce climate lockdowns
GRAVE CONCERNS COMING OUT OF MAUI
Another Perspective-Is Barack Obama the Anti-Christ
Comment: This is being posted as the uploader said-to let the viewer watch the evidence, and make up your own mind. Who the Anti Christ will I believe, soon appear on the scene; then there won't be any questions. In the meantime-I keep watching.
THE ANTICHRIST: BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA-This video is long-over 2 hours, but has a lot of information that's important.
Daniel 9:25-27 Fulfilled in 2009!-This video was made nine years ago, and adds to the first video.
Is Barack Obama in the Bible?- Robert Breaker
Is Barack Obama the Antichrist?-Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker asks the question: "Could Obama be the Biblical antichrist prophesied in the Holy Scriptures to come in the last days?"
Mr. Breaker shows what many people today are saying about this on youtube and in other venues, and then shows what the Bible says specifically about who the antichrist will be and what he will do when he comes in the last days, being careful to let the viewer decide for him or herself.
In watching and viewing these videos-it's important to realize no one knows who he is right now, and, we who are believers in Christ should spend more time studying the Bible, and getting to know the Lord Jesus Christ, than paying attention to who the Anti Christ is. I study these videos and pray for the Lord's wisdom and direction-and ask Him to keep me from deception, because we are living in the age of deception now, and it's easy to get caught up in it. Those in scripture such as Daniel stayed in prayer, and searched the scriptures they had at that time, and God directed them, we need to do the same. The Holy Spirit will keep his people from being led astray if we keep close to the Savior-Jesus Christ.
Below is a video on the subject of the doctrine of Mormonism, in it Dr. Martin compares Mormonism with scripture, using evidence from Joseph Smith's life, history and documentation that exposes the deceptions of this cult. It's an excellent presentation, with indisputable evidence for his case.
From the beginning of my walk with the Lord in the late 70's, and through the 80's, one of the most influential people that helped me get grounded in the word of God and come out of deception of the occult and demonic activity was Dr. Walter Martin. His works are biblically sound, in-depth, and anyone who has a sincere desire to come to a grounded faith in Christ will find his works a valuable asset in their studies.
"Walter Ralston Martin, was an American Baptist Christian minister and author who founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960 as a para-church ministry specializing as a clearing-house of information in both general Christian apologetics and in countercult apologetics.
(September 10, 1928 – June 26, 1989), was an American Baptist Christian minister and author who founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960 as a para-church ministry specializing as a clearing-house of information in both general Christian apologetics and in countercult apologetics. As the author of the influential The Kingdom of the Cults (1965), he has been dubbed the "godfather of the anti-cult movement"."
Education: The Stony Brook School, New York University, California Coast University
Organizations founded: Christian Research Institute, Evangelical Ministries to New Religions
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Jehovah's Witnesses trace their origins to the nineteenth century Adventist movement in America . That movement began with William Miller, a Baptist lay preacher who, in the year 1816, began proclaiming that Christ would return in 1843. His predictions of the Second Coming or Second Advent captured the imagination of thousands in Baptist and other mainline churches. Perhaps as many as 50,000 followers put their trust in Miller's chronological calculations and prepared to welcome the Lord, while, as the appointed time approached, others watched nervously from a distance. Recalculations moved the promised second advent from March, 1843 to March, 1844, and then to October of that year. Alas, that date too passed uneventfully.
Jehovah Witness Beliefs
They believe that Jesus did not rise from the dead. Russell says His body either dissolved into gases or is still preserved somewhere.
They believe that God is not triune (i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost).
They believe that there is no such thing as a hell of everlasting torment. Hell is just the grave. The wicked are simply annihilated.
They believe that man has no spirit.
They believe the Holy Ghost is not a person of the Godhead, just a "life force" of God.
They exercise mind control over members.
They believe that man must work to be part of "God's system of things".
They believe that only the 144,000 mentioned in the book of Revelation will live in heaven with God.
They believe all dead people will have a second chance for eternal life at the millennium. If you do not prove worthiness at this time, you'll be destroyed.
The believe the blood of Christ does not forgive sins, it gives us a "chance" to live again. They have NO assurance of salvation as Jehovah's Witnesses who supposedly know the truth.
They believe Jesus is the archangel Michael - Jesus is a created being.
They believe Jesus is just an agent of God, nothing more.
They believe that Jesus' second coming occurred invisibly in 1874. Russell's successor, Rutherford, says this was confirmed by the creation of the first labor organization in 1874.
They believed Russell when he said that in 1914 the millennium would occur and righteousness would be restored to the earth. As 1914 approached, he, and his successor, changed the date to 1915, 1916, 1924, 1928, and on and on to the present day! When you ask a Jehovah's Witness about this, they'll give you the party line, "Well, the Watchtower is reaching different levels of enlightenment."
Let's take a look at the story in the Gospels of Jesus' visit to Thomas after his resurrection, and see how he dispelled Thomas's fears and doubts about who He is.
Jesus and Thomas
Joh 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
Joh 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Joh 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Joh 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Joh 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Joh 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Now- below I've included a commentary from Great Texts; it gives an excellent discourse on this story, and greater insights that a serious student would find very interesting and clearly uses scripture to dissolve the error of Jehovah Witness' false teachings.
My Lord and My God
Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.—Joh_20:28.
It was a strange confession this, to be addressed by a pious Jew, who knew the meaning of his faith, to the man Christ Jesus, with whom as man he had companied, with whom he had eaten and drunk, whom he had heard speak in human words through human lips. The Jew believed in a God who had created men, who worked through them and ruled them, who was conversant with all their ways, who spoke to them and had spoken through them. But it was a God who was more immeasurably distant than imagination could bridge, whose ways were higher than men’s ways, and His thoughts than men’s thoughts, as high as the heaven is from the earth. He had spoken through men, but it is in that very consciousness of the prophets that the distance between God and man becomes most significant. It emphasizes just where man is highest; for in proportion to man’s goodness does he become conscious of his own sinfulness in the presence of the high and holy God. “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”—that had been the cry of Isaiah. “Ah, Lord God! behold I cannot speak: for I am a child”—that had been the confession of Jeremiah’s weakness. There was not one of these holy men of God who, if we had proposed to offer him the sort of reverence that is due to God, would have hesitated for a moment to rebuke it in the language of St. Peter, “Stand up; for I myself also am a man.” The last of the prophets, he who is called greater than the prophets, is conspicuous for this self-effacement in the presence of God, though in his case he took off the glory of his prophetic crown to cast it at the feet of Christ. Truly a strange confession this, to see one who knew the meaning of his belief in the one and only unapproachable God, and hear him speak to One who was truly Son of Man, truly Jesus of Nazareth, in the words “My Lord and my God.”
1. The text forms the climax of the Fourth Gospel. It is St John’s answer to the question, “Who then is this?” That question was asked by the people when Christ stayed the storm on the Sea of Galilee. They were astonished without measure, we are told, and said one to another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Four answers have been given to that question.
(1) First there is the answer which the people themselves gave. “Is not this the carpenter’s son?” they said. He was one of themselves. He had been born in Bethlehem; He had followed His father’s trade; He had lived amongst them, and they believed that they knew Him. They knew Him and all His kindred: “Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us?” He simply made an addition of one to the population of the town of Nazareth.
And this answer is given still. In our day there is scarcely a more popular answer than this. Jesus is a man; He makes an addition of one to the population of the world. He is a man, it is added, of supreme ability, originality, and earnestness. He is a man of most exceptional goodness. Those who make this answer have a little difficulty in agreeing as to just how good He was. Some go so far as to say that He seems to have been sinless, or at any rate that nothing sinful is reported of Him. But most will not go so far as that. They cannot believe that any man whose father and mother we know could be sinless.
In the shop of Nazareth
Pungent cedar haunts the breath.
’Tis a low Eastern room,
Windowless, touched with gloom.
Workman’s bench and simple tools
Line the walls. Chests and stools,
Yoke of ox, and shaft of plow,
Finished by the Carpenter,
Lie about the pavement now.
In the room the Craftsman stands,
Stands and reaches out His hands.
Let the shadows veil His face
If you must, and dimly trace
His workman’s tunic, girt with bands
At His waist. But His hands--
Let the light play on them;
Marks of toil lay on them.
Paint with passion and with care
Every old scar showing there
Where a tool slipped and hurt;
Show each callous; be alert
For each deep line of toil.
Show the soil
Of the pitch; and the strength
Grip of helve gives at length.
When night comes, and I turn
From my shop where I earn
Daily bread, let me see
Those hard hands—know that He
Shared my lot, every bit;
Was a man, every whit.
Could I fear such a hand
Stretched toward me? Misunderstand
Or mistrust? Doubt that He
Meets me in full sympathy?
“Carpenter! hard like Thine
Is this hand—this of mine:
I reach out, gripping Thee,
Son of man, close to me,
Close and fast, fearlessly.”
(2) The second answer is made by God. “This is my beloved Son.” The people of Nazareth claimed Him as theirs. He is one of us, they said. God’s answer is, He is not yours, He is Mine. The time may come when He will be yours also; He is not yours yet. He will be yours when you know that He is not simply an addition of one to the population of Nazareth; He will be yours when you know that He is not merely a man, but the Son of man. Meanwhile He is Mine; He is the Son of God. This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
This answer is not so popular in our day. It is not so comprehensive; it is said to be not so comforting. The great merit, we are told, of regarding Jesus as simply one of us is that we can then be sure of His sympathy. But is it enough to be sure of His sympathy? Must we not also be sure of His power? It is one thing to know that He is willing; is He also able to help us in every time of need? He who is the beloved Son of God has all the sympathy for us that the kindest-hearted man could have; and, much more than that, He is able to succour them that are tempted.
When our Lord Jesus Christ became Man, He identified Himself with humanity, in all its weakness, in all its sorrow, and (in a figure) in all its sin. An unflagging outpouring of sympathy, an untiring energy of benevolence, a continuous oblation of self-sacrifice—that was the life of the Son of Man upon earth. Many a man has borne his poverty more bravely because Jesus Himself was poor; again and again it has helped men in the furnace of temptation to think that
He knows what sore temptations mean,
For He has felt the same.
And the mourner in dark and lonely hours has found comfort in the remembrance that Jesus wept at a human grave, and knows all the bitter longings of his soul.1 [Note: S. C. Lowry, Lent Sermons on the Passion, 55.] His question still, to every sufferer who needs relief, to every sinner who needs pardon, is, “Believest thou that I am able to do this?” And the reply still is, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
(3) The third answer is again the answer of the people—“This is indeed the Saviour of the world.” It was the answer given by those Samaritans who had discovered for themselves that Jesus could both sympathize and deliver. It was the answer of those who had had personal experience of His saving grace and power. “Now we believe,” they said to the woman of Samaria, “not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.” They had taken the answer of the inhabitants of Nazareth and the answer of God the Father and had put them together. He was both the carpenter and God’s Son.
And this is the final answer. There is no possibility of going beyond it. The answer of the inhabitants of Nazareth is shortsighted and very partial. God’s answer is partial also, since it has to wait our response before it can be made complete. But it is not short-sighted. It has within it the promise, as it has the potency, of the salvation of the world. It is God’s own expression of the momentous fact of history: “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.” It only waits for that fact to have its fulfilment—“that whosoever believeth on him may not perish but have everlasting life.” The answer of the people of Samaria is complete and it is final. All that has yet to be done is to have its contents declared and appropriated. What does Saviour involve? And how is the Saviour of the world to be recognised as mine?
(4) Thomas declared its contents. The Saviour of the world is both Lord and God. He is Lord, for He is a man. The inhabitants of Nazareth knew that. He is also the supreme man. They did not know that; and when He claimed it they took Him to the brow of their hill to cast Him down headlong. Thomas had discovered that Jesus is Son of man, the representative Man, the Man to whom every man owes obedience. But He is also God. The people of Nazareth did not know that He was God: but God the Father knew—“This is my beloved Son.” That also was contained in the title which the Samaritans gave Him—“the Saviour of the world”—though they did not bring it out, and probably were not aware of it. Thomas brought it out, knowing as he did that no man, if he is only man, can save his brother or give to God a ransom for him.
But Thomas not only declared the contents of the Samaritans’ confession, he appropriated them. He said, “My Lord and my God”; from which we see that he was led along a path of his own, through his own personal experience, to this appropriation.
2. Now this is the confession to which the Fourth Gospel has been leading up. St. John began with the statement that the Word was God. He showed at once that he identified the Word with Jesus of Nazareth, for he said that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Then he proceeded with the rest of the life of Jesus, selecting his incidents in order to show that he was right in identifying Jesus with the Word. He came quite early to the people of Samaria, who said, “This is the Saviour of the world.” But that was not definite enough; it was not individual enough. He proceeded with the life, recording its wonderful words and wonderful works, till he came to the death and the resurrection of Jesus. He reached his climax and conclusion in the confession of Thomas, “My Lord and my God.” Then he brought his Gospel to an end with that frank expression of the purpose of it—“These are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have life in his name.”
3. Is it not a remarkable thing that this confession was made by Thomas? We speak of Thomas as the doubter. Is it not astonishing that the doubting Thomas should have been he that rose to that great height of faith, and was able to say “My Lord and my God”? It may be that we are not so much astonished at it as our fathers were. Tennyson has taught us to believe that doubt may not be undesirable. At least he has taught us to repeat comfortably his words--
There is more faith in honest doubt,
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
But even to us it is surely a surprise to find that that man whom we have looked upon as most reluctant of all the Apostles to make the venture of faith, makes at last a venture which must, we think, have startled the rest of the Apostles as they heard it, calling this Jesus with whom they had companied all these days not only Lord but also God. But let us see if Thomas was the common doubter we have taken him for. We know very little of his history. Almost all we know from the Gospels is contained in four sayings.
(1) The first saying was uttered on the occasion of the death of Lazarus. Jesus and His disciples had left Judæa for fear of the Jews when word reached them in their seclusion that Lazarus was dead. Jesus announced His intention of returning to the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. The disciples remonstrated. “The Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?” When Jesus persisted, “Let us also go,” said Thomas, “that we may die with him.” These are not the words of a vulgar doubter. They are the words of a man who counts the cost. If he errs in counting the cost too deliberately, at any rate he falls into fewer mistakes than the impulsive Peter. And it is the more creditable to him that, counting the cost so carefully, he makes so brave a decision as this.
(2) The second saying is spoken in the Upper Room. Jesus was trying to prepare the disciples for the impending separation. He was going away. They knew where He was going, did they not? “Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” But they did not know; and it was Thomas who uttered their ignorance: “Lord, we know not whither thou goest: and how can we know the way?” There is neither doubt nor conspicuous caution in the words; there is simply the mind of the practical man who is willing to go where he has to go but would like to see the way.
(3) It is from the third saying that Thomas has obtained the name of doubter. Jesus had risen from the dead, but Thomas could not believe it. No more could the rest believe it until they had evidence before them. Thomas happened to be absent when they had it, and he said, “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” With such an expression of determined disbelief to his credit, it is not to be wondered at that Thomas has received the name of doubting Thomas. Yet these are scarcely the words of a man who doubts habitually. They are rather the determination of a cautious and practical man to make sure that he has evidence enough to go upon. And God never refuses any man sufficient evidence. A few days afterwards Jesus offered Thomas the very evidence that he demanded. Thomas was wrong in relying so entirely on the evidence of the senses, and he was rebuked for that. “Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” But it is to the glory of Thomas that when he did obtain sufficient evidence he believed with all his heart. As soon as he understood, he trusted; as soon as he knew, he loved. He needed no more than the evidence of the Resurrection to prove the Divinity. He made the great leap of faith and threw himself personally into the arms of a personal Saviour—“My Lord and my God.”
(4) “My Lord and my God.” This is the fourth saying of Thomas that we know. Thomas the doubter has left his doubt behind. He has outstripped his fellow-disciples. He has outstripped even the impetuous Peter, whose great confession,” Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” lacks the personal appropriation that marks the difference between insight and faith.
Men have generally passed on Thomas a very severe judgment. The Church, for ages, has branded infidel on his brow. But this judgment is one that is not justified by the facts, and cannot be entertained by us. At all times and even to this day people are quite ready to scatter such epithets about with an open hand. It is an easy and complacent way of disposing of men. But it is often a shallow enough device. We show thereby but little insight into the nature of men or of God. If we could look into the hearts of those whom we so fling away from us, we should often find deep enough sorrows there, struggles to which we ourselves are strangers, wrestlings for truth and light without receiving it, and yearnings pent up and hidden from the general eye.
There is not one believer who is not assailed by moments of doubt, of doubt of the existence of God. These doubts are not harmful: on the contrary, they lead to the highest comprehension of God. That God whom I knew became familiar to me, and I no longer believed in Him. A man believes fully in God only when He is revealed anew to him, and He is revealed to man from a new side, when He is sought with a man’s whole soul.
They bade me cast the thing away,
They pointed to my hands all bleeding,
They listened not to all my pleading;
The thing I meant I could not say;
I knew that I should rue the day
If once I cast that thing away.
I grasped it firm, and bore the pain;
The thorny husks I stripped and scattered;
If I could reach its heart, what mattered
If other men saw not my gain,
Or even if I should be slain?
I knew the risks; I chose the pain.
O, had I cast that thing away,
I had not found what most I cherish,
A faith without which I should perish,--
The faith which, like a kernel, lay
Hid in the husks which on that day
My instinct would not throw away!
4. How did Thomas reach his great confession? He reached it through the Death and the Resurrection. These are the two events which have occurred between the time when Thomas with the rest of the disciples forsook Him and fled, and the time when he said, “My Lord and my God.”
(1) He obtained “My Lord” first. The resurrection of Jesus gave him that directly. For Jesus had claimed the mastery, and to that claim God had now set His seal by raising Him from the dead. It was the simple confession of the Messiahship. His death seemed to show that He had made the claim unwarrantably, but the resurrection proved that He had made it with the approbation of God.
The title “Lord” as used at the time, had little more significance than the title “Sir,” as we use it in addressing men to-day. But as it fell from the lips of this man, I think I am right in saying that it came with a full and rich and spacious meaning. I do not think for a moment you can differ from me when I say that when Thomas on that occasion said, “My Lord,” in that word he recognized the sovereignty of Christ over his own life, and did by that word yield himself in willing submission to that sovereignty.1 [Note: G. Campbell Morgan.]
(2) But “Lord” alone may be useless. “Ye call me Master and Lord,” said Jesus, “but ye do not the things which I say.” And again, He warned them that many would say to Him “Lord, Lord,” to whom He would have to make the reply that He never knew them. To “My Lord” it is necessary to add “My God.”
Thomas obtained “My Lord” from Jesus’ resurrection. He found “My God” in His death and resurrection combined. We are apt to think that he must have found “My God” in the power which Jesus possessed or in the authority which He wielded; in His miracles or in His teaching. But His life and work could do no more than show that Jesus might be God. What proved Him to be God indeed was His suffering and death followed by His resurrection. For now it was evident that He need not have suffered and need not have died. It was evident that He had suffered and died purely out of love. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” It needs the love of God to lay down one’s life for one’s enemies. “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” “God is love,” and the Man who could not save Himself as He hung upon the cross could be nothing less than God.
If the conclusion that Jesus was God was based merely upon the fact of resurrection, I declare that it was not justified. Resurrection did not demonstrate deity. The Hebrew Scriptures told of resurrection of certain men from the dead. Put these out of mind if you can. Thomas had seen three dead ones come to life during the ministry of Jesus. He had seen Him raise the child of Jairus; he had seen the son of the widow of Nain given back to his mother after he had been laid upon the bier; and he had seen the raising of Lazarus, but he did not stand in the presence of Lazarus and say, My Lord and my God, because Lazarus was alive from the dead. If the confession was merely the result of resurrection, then I declare it was not justified. The fact that Christ was risen from among the dead is not enough to base the doctrine of His deity upon. But, as a sequence to all that had preceded it, I claim that he was justified. In that hour when Thomas became convinced that the One he had seen dead was alive from among the dead, there came back again to him with gathered force, focused into one clear bright hour of illumination, all the facts in the life and ministry that had preceded that resurrection. [Note: G. Campbell Morgan.]
Faith is not belief in fact, demonstration, or promise; it is sensibility to the due influence of the fact, something that enables us to act upon the fact, the susceptibility to all the strength that is in the fact, so that we are controlled by it. Nobody can properly define this. All we can say is that it comes by the grace of God, and that failure to see the truth is not so lamentable as failure to be moved by it. [Note: Mark Rutherford.]
Note: This is a repost from 11/15/2022
As the election process winds down, and comes to a close, the time in prayer over this has brought me confirmation I've felt in my own heart for quite a while. I asked the Lord for some scripture to guide me in my intercession, and what His mind was on this election. I was given this portion from 1Samuel chapter 4-and the Lord asked me to post it. Whatever anyone may feel about it, it's between you and God. I'm doing this for Him, and have no intention in trying to prove what I'm saying is from Him, but it is; and, I will obey Him.
This scriptures given to me by the Holy Spirit were:
1Sa 4:17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
1Sa 4:18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
1Sa 4:19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
1Sa 4:20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.
1Sa 4:21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
1Sa 4:22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
A lot could be said about this text, but the focus is going to be on verses 20 through 22.
A few commentary notes will help give clarity to these verses, and how God connects them with the condition of this nation today.
From John Gill:
"the glory is departed from Israel, for the ark of God is taken; so when the word, worship, and ordinances of God are removed from a people, the glory is gone from them; the God of glory is no more seen among them, who is so glorious in his nature, perfections, and works; and Christ, the Lord of life and glory, is no more held forth unto them in the glories of his person, offices, and grace; and the glorious Gospel of Christ is no more preached unto them, so full of glorious doctrines and promises; and the glorious ordinances of it no more administered: and, when this is the case, the glory is departed from a people; and which is owing to their formality, lukewarmness, unfruitfulness, negligent attendance on the worship of God, contempt of the word and ordinances, and an unbecoming walk and conversation."
Commentary from Albert Barnes:
"The lesson of the ruin brought upon Churches by the covetousness and profligacy of their priests, which is here taught us so forcibly, and which has been again and again illustrated in Jews and Christians, is too solemn and important to be overlooked. When the glory of holiness departs from what should be a holy community, the glory of God’s presence has already departed, and the outward tokens of His protection may be expected to depart soon likewise. (Compare Eze_10:18; Eze_11:23; Rev_2:5.) But though particular congregations may fall, our Lord’s promise will never fail his people Mat_28:20."
What does this mean in regards to the U.S., just this:
The glory of God, displayed by His presence in the Ark of the Covenant, had departed from Israel. The Philistines now held it.
Had the glory of God truly departed? Yes. The glory left when Israel stopped repenting and trusting God and started superstitiously trusting in the ark itself. “The glory of God had indeed departed, but not because the ark of God had been captured; the ark had been captured because the glory had already departed.”
Why Has the Glory Departed
A Visual and Scriptural Answer
But-Also the Final Answer-The Return of Christ
Psa 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psa 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psa 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Psa 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Psa 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
Psa 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
Psa 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
Psa 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
Jer 2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
Jer 2:12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jer 16:20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Jer 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
Deu 19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
These verses describe the sins of this nation today, and the condition we are in. We are a nation full of rebellion, liars, pride, excess, stubborn, full of cursing, unthankful, unholy. This nation has as many gods as any pagan country-perhaps more. We have allowed statues of the Satanic Baphomet to be erected and placed in front of public government buildings, but there's been many crosses that have been forced to be taken down. I've seen people allowed to pray to Satan before government meetings, in courtrooms, but Christians can't in many places. Satan worship has saturated just about every form of media. The Ten Commandments are not allowed in schools, Christian books, the Bible are censored, and blocked in many public places-but other religions are allowed freely. Sodomy is now legal everywhere-God calls it an abomination. He hasn't changed his mind, and what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah, will happen again, this time world wide. Abortion is still legal in many states, and it will never be completely banned. It's legal here in my state of Vermont-and now will be allowed right up to the day of birth. We are among the worst offenders of killing the unborn. I had an abortion before I was saved, and have been forgiven for it. But, making access to abortion without first using every means of trying to save the child and help women keep them-is inexcusable; it is an abominable sin.
The business of government, and politics is so dirty, so vile, so corrupt-I compare it to the mafia. That's what it is, and the higher up the ladder you go-the dirtier it is. Voting has become a joke, but there's no humor in it.
Think about it, if you were God- and saw what your creation was doing, what would this be telling you? If you were rejected this much-what would you do?
The nation is morally bankrupt, as well as financially bankrupt. I don't believe anybody will ever tell the whole truth about how far in debt we are-and I'm sure it's impossible to ever re-pay it. We are in free-fall, and just haven't hit bottom yet.
When we do, there's no telling what will be left of this country.
Tragically, the same could be said of many churches, many ministries, and many individual Christian lives in this country- the glory has departed. There are still pastors and priests, but God is not honored or enthroned in glory among them. There is the form of godliness, without the power (2Ti_3:5). You could write Ichabod across many churches, and many ministries, and many individual Christian lives.
What is allowed and condoned in many churches and ministries today, is completely opposed to what the Bible teaches. The nation has legalized what God calls a sin. The ten commandments are no longer the standard for morality in the country, the laws are changed to suit the desires of the people, with no concern for morals, or what God says about it. We are reaping what we are sowing.
When the Lord gave me the verses above, He spoke a simple, short, to the point statement to me, "The people of this nation have shown Me in every way, they do not want Me, nor my commandments to guide them. They have achieved their goals, and chosen their gods. The laws they pass, reveals the condition of their souls. They will live with their consequences. I have a remnant; pray for them, and watch over them."
When I heard this, it sent a chill down my spine, and an ache in my heart. I could feel the sadness in His great heart, for those who are rejecting Him. They know not what they do.
Is there any way to change the tides of storms, and what's coming at us? Nothing is impossible-with God. But, that's the problem-how many people in this country want the One True God-The Creator of all that is? How many would turn to Christ, and open their hearts to Him, and let Him in their lives; from what I'm seeing, very few.
If, as a nation- we came together, got on our knees, repented, threw away our idols, changed our ways, stopped lying, cheating, murdering each other, stealing, and our fornications and adulteries-and meant it from our hearts; we could see His blessings come back to us again. Do I think this is going to happen?....no, I don't.
If I'm proven wrong-I'll have no problem saying so. I'll be watching, and waiting to see what happens.
Posting this was not easy to do. Not because of what people may think, but because I know the responsibility of saying this, and that I believe it has come from God. He is my Savior, and my Judge. One day I will answer for every word spoken, I am very careful, knowing this.
I have no fear of the future, I know I'm in His hands, and whatever happens, I'm ready to face it. I'm longing for heaven and home. But, as I look out over the events in the country, watching people and what they continue to spend their time on-it saddens me. Many are not ready for what's coming, and few believe it. My task is to pray for the Holy Spirit to open as many eyes as possible, until the storms hit, and stand in faith for God's remnant.
God's will be done. And, Come soon, Lord Jesus.
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No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,
saith the LORD.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto
The Victory of Our Faith
is born of God overcometh the world: and this is
the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world,
but he that believeth
that Jesus is the
Son of God?
But they that wait
upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The Whole Armor
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
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