Tuesday, July 27, 2010

¿EAT MY FLESH & DRINK MY BLOOD?

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst... For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me... The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven... I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
(John 6:35-52)


This is a hard saying. How can Jesus give His flesh to these people to eat? 
Isn't cannibalism a sin?
Even the Jews did not understand this saying...

"The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him." (v.52-56)



Jesus has now taken it two steps further. He says to eat His flesh and to drink His blood!
He goes on to say that unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood we don't even have life in us.
Finally he says if we eat His flesh and drink His blood that we dwell in Him and at the same time He dwells in us. This defies the laws of physics, something cannot live inside of you if you are inside of it.

¿So WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT?!?

"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." (V.63)


Of course it's the Word! It is the Word that teaches you how to obtain everlasting life, i.e about Jesus. It was the Word that told those Jews He was speaking to that He was the Messiah (Those that believed).



-TUNE IN DAILY DURING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. 8/1/10-8/7/10- 

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

¿Do u really believe Jesus is the Messiah?


People say that they believe Jesus is the Messiah, yet they deny Him with their speech and actions. 
I am not even talking about accepting Christ as Lord, or being led by the spirit of God, or keeping His Commandments and/or Testimony, just weather or not Jesus is the Christ or Anointed One.

How do we know that Jesus was the Messiah?

The word Messiah means Anointed One. This is the title given to the Deliverer who would some day come from among the people of Israel as their great Savior and Redeemer, anointed as Prophet, Priest, and King by God Himself.
Some however, are still looking for the fulfillment of the promises made to the Patriarchs.

Meanwhile a group of Israelites were convinced that Jesus of Nazareth was/is the promised Messiah. The title Christ is equivalent to “Messiah.” Therefore literally translated, Jesus Christ = Jesus the Messiah, or Jesus the anointed one.

There are literally hundreds of prophecies, of what the Messiah would do and say, so the possibility of their accidental convergence on any ordinary man is completely ruled out by the laws of probability.

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come" (Genesis 49:10).
“Shiloh” is synonymous with Messiah, therefore the tribe of Judah would remain the chief tribe in Israel, in particular providing their kings, until Messiah would come. This as well as other prophecies show that The Christ should have came prior to 70 A.D (for this was the year in which the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the remaining 2 tribes [Judah; Benjamin and some Levites] were scattered amongst the face of the earth with the other 10 tribes already dwelling among the heathen). Not having a nation meant that the scepter could no longer be with Judah.

Surf One Skateboards Lion of Judah Deck (9-Inch X 35-Inch)Surf One Skateboards Lion of Judah Deck (9-Inch X 35-Inch)

 Also The Lord swore to King David in the 132nd Psalm that the Messiah should be one of his descendants, and as the King eternal, the one of whom God said, I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever (II Samuel 7:13). If the Messiah came tomorrow how would we verify that he came thru the lineage of David seeing Israel is 2000 years removed??

People claim that they believe in Jesus, fulfilling the prophecy made by Isaiah, and repeated by Jesus that, "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men"
(Isaiah 29:13/Matthew 15:7-9).

Modern Christianity (in most cases) do exactly the opposite of what the Messiah says
He said:"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days... do all thy work: The seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work... For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth... and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Exodus 20:8-11). But somehow 96% of Christians attend church on Sunday (the 1st day of the week).

Jesus said these are the beasts u can eat and these are the beasts u shouldn't eat (Leviticus 11:1-46).
Even Peter, 10yrs after the Resurrection of Jesus said I HAVE NEVER ATE ANYTHING COMMON OR UNCLEAN (Acts chapter 10). And yet somehow we have twisted the writings of Paul into meaning we as Christians can eat what ever we want.


The word Christian means Christ-like . When follow Christ, we answer the question, -W.W.J.D- what would Jesus do?
All we have to do is read the book and it will tell us what Jesus did...

"And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read."(Luke 4:16).



-TUNE IN DAILY DURING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. 8/1/10-8/7/10- 

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

¿WHAT'S IN THE EAST?

http://www.faithfreedom.org/

This recreation of the temple that Solomon built is a look inside. The altar where sacrifices were killed and the drained of blood is on the right. To the left is where the sacrifices were roasted or boiled, and straight ahead up the stairs is the holy place before the veil. Behind the vail inside the room was the mercy seat that represented the Judgement of God as well as the Ark of the Covenant, and Aaron's Rod that budded called the 'Most Holy Place.' 
The 'Most Holy Place,' is believed to be at the center of the temple complex, which is in the center of Jerusalem, which is situated in the center of the earth. 

The very 1st time that I went to the church that I  currently attend they had a very peculiar practice that caught me by suprise. At the beginning and end of each service (even on special holidays) the entire congregation faces the east to pray. Now upon first glance (in addition to being Very Lightly seasoned in the Bible [10years of studying sermons instead of Bibles]).

Before going any further I want to acknowledge that in our modern society this practice would automatically identify the participant as Muslim. However anyone who has a an understanding of history, and the processes of time will conclude that anywhere from 75%-85% of the doctrine of Islam comes from the Bible. This of course is how the claim is maintained that Islam is a continuation from Christianity, and Judaism. So the fact that Mohammed wrote it in the Q'uran does not automatically mean that is inconsistent with the Bible.

Now the Question is why?


¿Why the 'East'?
¿What difference does it make in which direction we face when we pray?   
¿Is There a difference?

Our journey starts in the days of Solomon the 3rd King of Israel. Son of King David. It was first in David's mind to build the temple of God. For it was first David who reigned as King in Jerusalem, the 'City of God.' David's intentions were good but he was denied the opportunity being a man of war, his hands were to bloody (1 Chronicles 22:7-9,28:3). Solomon was therefore chosen as successor, and the main who would carry out the most prestigious task, in the history of prestigious task; Overseeing the building and construction of the temple of the Most High God.


"Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God... the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion" 
(2 Chronicles 5:2)


When this enormous task was finally finished King Solomon gathered the congregation of the children of Israel together during the feast of tabernacles. They sacrificed, sang praises and something happened:

 

"It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud:   for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
(2 Chronicles 5:13-14)




Then King Solomon offers up a prayer in the sight of God and the people:

"Solomon had made a brasen scaffold of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits
 courtesy of the temple institute
high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven. And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts... Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, 


which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David. But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place. Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.  If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house; Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness. And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house; Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers. When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance. If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:) That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house; Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name. If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee TOWARD THIS CITY which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name; Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land FAR OFF OR NEAR... If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and PRAY TOWARD their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and TOWARD the city which thou hast chosen, and TOWARD the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made IN THIS PLACE...    
(2 Chronicles 6:1-42)

Solomon's prayer was basically that no matter what if a servant of God prayed towrad Jerusalem and more specifally toward the temple mount then God would hear their prayers. The fact that His eyes are always there, it makes perfect since.

If you knew the queen of England, and you need her assistance and you were sure that she could help you, you could invite the news media knowing that she will probably watch the BBC network. You could also just call her, or write her a letter that you are for sure she would see. The prayer Solomon offered was made with this same logic in mind.
The Bible Never says that if you find yourself praying to the West, or North or South that your prayers wont be heard. There isn't anything necessarily 'holy' about the east either.
Pagans also worship the 'Sun' facing the East (Ezekiel 8:15-17).

We face the east when we pray because from the United States and particularly from the latitude of  the city of New Orleans, Jerusalem and the place where the temple was is Directly East. From Chicago more southeastern. If I was praying from Japan, Asia, or Iran I would pray towards the West. Likewise If i prayed from Russia or the Netherlands, I would pray South. And from Africa, northeastern.






LET IT BE KNOWN: Solomon's temple was destroyed before Jesus walked the earth. After Jesus' death and resurrection His prophecy of the 2nd temple being destroyed was fulfilled in 70AD, by the Roman General Titus. Remember, that it is not the building we are praying to, but the spot, and the City. That is where the Lord watches, CONTINUALLY!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IF THIS IS NOT CHRIST... WHO IS IT?


His head and his hairs were white like wool, white as snow and his eyes were as a flame of fire and his feet like unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace  
(Revelation 1:14,15)
 According to scripture we attribute that Christ's feet are the colour of fine brass. If this is the case then it is probably safe to say that His face and hands are also the color of fine brass.


Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD
(Isaiah 1:18
 
If we agree that Christ's feet were the color of fine brass then why do people (some in my family) have pictures in their house that they claim is Christ that looks like this:



These images and idols that are on display in churches are not of Jesus Christ! 
The great artist Michelangelo was the creator of the picture that is the most common religious image used in the world today. This false image was modeled after Cesare Borgia, who was the second son of so-called Pope Alexander VI, of Rome
And even if the picture was of Jesus,
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the father upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:3-6)







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         Paul and all of the disciples were African in appearance, as were the original Egyptians and Ethiopians (and so were the Canaanites and Philistines for that matter). They did not look like Greeks, Romans, and Germans. That is why the centurion captain asked Paul if he was an Egyptian. (Acts 21:38)
           

 
All of the nations descended from Noah. According to the tenth chapter of Genesis, Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of the Africans. Therefore, Ham could not have been a Caucasian man. Japheth was the father of the Europeans. Shem became the patriarch of the people whom settled in what is now called the Middle East. 
In reality we are all one family upon the earth, with common ancestors!  Noah, and before that Adam!
The skin color of Christ is described as being dark: as if  burned in a furnace. Brass is already brown,  like a doorknob. Burning comes from oxidation. And Christ's feet were the same color as the rest of his body: Dark Brass!
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
(Revelation 18:4)
May the Lord add a blessing to those whom Understand His Word..
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

CHRISTIAN ASTRONAUT CITES JOB'S TESTIMONY


"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing"
(Job 26:7)


During two missions on the International Space Station, Job's image often ran through the mind of Col. Jeffrey Williams as he looked down on Earth.
 
Tim Townsend, reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, wrote an article earlier this year on the experiences of former astronaut Col. Jeffrey Williams. The interview came as Col. Williams  was in St. Louis  speaking to third- and fourth-graders for "NASA: Journey to Outer Space," a day camp program hosted by the St. Louis Science Center and Mad Science of St. Louis.  Col. Williams has also published a photograph book entitled, "The Work of His Hands: A View of God's Creation from Space."
 
"When one views the Earth from orbit through the window of a spacecraft for the first time — and perhaps, most every time — it is normal to be struck by the (obvious) reality that the Earth is a ball in the vastness of space," Williams writes. "It is one thing to know that academically, quite another to view it. God really does suspend the Earth on nothing!"   

"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands."
(Psalm 102:25, Hebrews 1:10)

The space station orbits Earth every 90 minutes. In the duration of an orbit, the Earth rotates 22 degrees, giving space station residents a different view with each trip around the globe.

During his 362 day stay in space (just over two weeks shy of the record) Williams orbited Earth over 2,800 times during Expedition 13. In a 24 hour period he saw 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets.  

Astronauts are usually recorded as saying that when viewing the Earth from space they experience feelings of smallness, even insignificance.  "Christianity is about what God has done for us through our faith in him; to him, we are incredibly significant," Williams said.

During a book signing at Concordia Publishing House bookstore on Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis, Lisa Goodsell, 42, of Waterloo, MO waited in line to talk to Williams during his book signing. A man dressed in a spacesuit also handed out "astronaut ice cream" to the children in the store and told them the creation story from Genesis.

 

Goodsell later told the reporter  that, "I'm fascinated by these pictures and the concept of his perspective on Earth from space." "How can you look at these pictures and think a creator didn't put the universe together? It's not random."





"Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. "
(Isaiah 48:13)


"We come to know about God through the Scriptures, and we can learn about God's work through incredible photos — like those taken by Hubble," Williams said, referring to the space telescope that beams back images of deep space.  
"But we can never really know God."



May the Lord add a blessing to those who come to know about Him through the Scriptures...

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

REST IN PEACE!?!?

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 2:8).


How often have you been to a wake or funeral and some person whom is supposed to be a 'godly person' says that the person who died isn't really dead?
"They have made the transition; this body is just a shell, they are really in heaven smiling down on us all right now!"LOL

Aside from the fact that this sort of belief/doctrine has No scriptural basis; as a man, who has lived on this earth the better part of 30 years, I have problem with this statement.

1st of all the idea of heaven (regardless of your religion) is a place of tranquility.  In Revelation 21, When we are with the Father in the Kingdom of God, it is written:
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4).

Everyone seems to know this scripture, however no one takes into consideration that if dead people are already in heaven then the Bible in general (and Revelation 21:4 in particular) is Falsehood!

 WHY?


Consider this...
A year or so, ago my mother's brother (my uncle) died from Cancer. At his funeral the minister said that he was in heaven smiling down. Now weather or not my uncle died in the Lord is irrelevant as far as this conversation is concerned. For the sake of argument we will assume that he did. So during the funeral my uncle is smiling down from heaven.

Why would he be smiling?


Yes he is in the presence of God, but if he is looking down on us in the funeral home, he will see nothing that would make him smile.

His 70+ year old mother sits front row, her whole body in pain from old age and disease. She cannot walk more than a few feet without stopping to rest (that is during the months that she can make it that far). She contains herself but is not only sad but, is battling the spirit of bitterness because she bared 9 children (4 sons) and every single son has been taken away from her. She thought they would sing at her funeral instead 1 after another she has to watch their lifeless bodies lowered into the earth. This particular uncle is the only one that lived past 40. The youngest died at age 9. She is understandably heart-broke.




 My uncle would then look over to the next pew and see his oldest son, frustrated at losing his father when he was 8 yrs old, for his father to come back into his life at 18 only to lose him for good at 27. The pressure of funeral arrangements has him completely stressed out.






My uncle made a lot of mistakes in his life and therefore his first 3 children are angry and sad at the vision of their dead father. My uncle's latter 4 children and wife all have rivers streaming from their faces. His second oldest daughter is pregnant and the babies father is no where to be found. Now she must truly give birth and raise a child without a man.

In the years since the funeral he would have witnessed some of his nieces and nephew's incarceration. Them being charged with crimes where if convicted they would receive 10-20 years in the penitentiary. Not to mention his second oldest son that, incarcerated and therefore must mourn by himself on funeral day.
 


After his mother died, he witnessed the remainder of his huge extended family fall apart as his mother was the glue that held us together.

He would have bear witness to the rape of a female family member.

He got to see the assault of male family member beat up by local gang members. 
He also got to look down on the teen-age niece that became the mistress of a man twice her age. She became addicted to drugs and eventually got pregnant by the child molester.  Meanwhile she would steal to support her habit from the houses of any family member who trusted her, which usually ended up being the house where his mother also lived. His mother's residence was vandalized and terrorized numerous times.
His only brother still left alive is bitter and cold to their mother and to all of their sister's.

Not exactly the kind of picture that i would wanna see when I look down from heaven.
Not exactly the kind of picture that would make me smile, should i decide to look down from heaven.


These scenario's are only what he would see when looking at his own family. What about when looking down on his childhood friends who have chosen to stay on the wrong path?
All the people who loved him dearly but are currently suffering during the recession.
The people he knew in Mississippi whom lost their home and everything they owned in hurricane  Katrina who still struggle to this day.

I say, "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, THIS IS NO SMILING MATTER!"



According to the Bible, in the last days, "nation shall rise against nation... and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." And, "All these are the beginning of sorrows" (Matthew 24:7-8).

Weather a man of God, or a man of the world there is nothing to smile at. Unless he only looks down from heaven when good things happen, and he turns away when the trials and tribulations come.


Me personally, when I die I don't want to look down on the earth the way that false prophets claim. I hope and pray that the Bible is true and EVERY MAN A LIAR, I want the same thing that the patriarchs wanted:     TO BE HID IN THE GRAVE UNTIL THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD!

"Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger" (Zephaniah 2:3).

"
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble:..." (Habakkuk 3:16).

"...hide me in the grave... keep me secret, until thy wrath be past... appoint me a set time, and remember me!  If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come" (Job 14:10-15).


When will this change come?
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (1Corinthians 15:51-52).\






THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5).


Everyone who has ever died is still dead. "Resting in Peace" in the dust of the ground. Why? because that was the first promise that God made to Adam!

"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Genesis 2:17).

Even after the serpent (Satan the Devil) told Eve the first lie ever told in the Bible (the same one this minister and 99% of all minister's tell at funerals), 

"And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die" (Genesis 3:4).

God told Adam again:
 

"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (Genesis 3:19).



May the dead rest in peace in the dust where GOD said they would go!

And May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of His Word, in Jesus name






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Friday, July 16, 2010

THE RAPTURE: the mindset of a cult

Large numbers of Christians blindly accept the ultimate conclusions of certain theological systems without a thorough examination of the implications of their position. This is a classic characteristic of a cult.
The fact is that the 'Rapture' is a false doctrine, and those whom buy into the rapture doctrine participate in cultic behavior.  The fact that the word 'Rapture' never appears AnyWhere in the scripture is your 1st clue.

The origin of the Rapture (which is supposed to happen just before Jesus returns) doctrine emerges in history during the same time period a many of the other now popular American cults.  From Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science (which originated with Gnostics), Jehovah's Wtinesses and the racist Christian sect knwon as the Mormons.
Also groups such as the 7th Day Adventists, World Wide Church of God, and the pre-Pentecostal group known as Brahamites all have their genesis during the 19th Century.
The origin of the rapture system is rooted in  an Scottish cult that was involved in various spiritualist practices including levitation during the 1830's.

The Bible is very clear and plain on the subject: "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1 Corinthians 15:52)
 When did Jesus promise to resurrect you? AT THE LAST DAY!

  • "And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day." {1}
  • "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." {2}
  • "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." {3}
  • "Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."{4}
 Believe it or not all four of these quotes when Jesus told us that He will raise the dead at the Last Day all occurred in John Chapter 6. That's four times the "Messiah" is telling these people that the dead will be raised on the last day.  Not immediately when you die, not at the funeral service, not after you leave purgatory, but on the LAST DAY!

If the rapture is before the Great Tribulation (weather you believe it is 3.5 years or 7) how can Jesus raise the dead at the last day if days will continue for 3-7 yrs?

They say whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
I say that scripture is not the end of the Bible, what does the rest of it say?
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel..."

If you believe in the rapture then you have not even heard of the Lord, how then can you call on Him and be saved???

May the Lord add a blessing to those who possess knowledge wisdom and Understanding of His word!


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

¿Are we seeking God's righteousness or Our own?

 "...I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." (Romans10:1-3)

Women's day, Pastor's day, Men's day, Children's day, Stewart's day, Usher's day etc.

In any culture festivals, and banquets and parades are how people past the time. Holidays are days looked forward to on a calendar. The Most High God is no different. There are a set of days set aside for the celebration of the Plan of God, the Will of God and the works of His hand.




However at some point during the 3rd century after a string of councils, the Emperor 'Constantine the Great' wanted to separate the catholic church from all things considered Jew or Jewish. I don t think he ever read the scripture, "...my kinsmen according to the flesh... are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises"(Romans 9:3-5).

You can NEVER separate Israel from the Bible. 

All of the priests, prophets and apostles were Israelites.
Even the Messiah (Jesus Christ) was an Israelite and futhermore called the Holy One of Israel.
Jesus was prophesied to be ruler in Israel; and save Israel! (not your personal savior) Luke 1:30-33
Even in New Jerusalem also called the Kingdom of God there are 12 gates named after the 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL (Revelation 21:12).
This is why there are 12 months in a year
4wks in a month (4x3=12)
24hrs in a day (12x2=24)**


 Not to mention the fact the city is called 'new Jerusalem' the capital city in Israel since King David moved his throne there from Hebron.

It is because of this disconnect that the man-made (or in this case Emperor-made) holiday Easter never falls on the same day every year. 

Constantine wanted to be sure it never fell on the same day as Passover. Passover is called a Jewish holiday even though it was Jesus who died on Passover. And it was /is the believer's sins that get passed-over.  
The New Testament even calls Christ our passover.  
(1Corinthians 5:1-7)

Jesus Christ Our Passover

Nevertheless, it is human nature to want to celebrate God's goodness on earth.

Therefore when you know that you should do something, but you have nothing to do (because preachers call God's festivals a Jewish thing), you make up something to do. 

*So instead of celebrating the different aspects of God Almighty they celebrate the fraternity of the usher board.


These made-up celebrations in addition to the more universal holidays: Christmas, Easter, Lent, Holy Week, etc., are days that have no relevance to Jesus nor any biblical backing.

There are however Holy Days (holidays) found in the Bible. 3 feasts (Unleavend Bread [7days long], Pentecost [1day], Tabernacles[8days long]), 2 memorials (The Passover, Blowing of trumpets), and 1 fast (The day of Atonement).


That's 7 days out the year for special celebration of God and His power!

In future blogs I will go into depth on each Holy day and show their physical AND Spiritual significance. These days, how they are celebrated, when they are celebrated and their meaning is not up for debate for it is all meticulously spelled out in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus.

Come out of Babylon my people and no longer be partake of her sins. "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Revelation 18:4)

May the Lord add a blessing to the reading, hearing and doing of His Word... In Jesus name



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