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The Serpent Of Eden…

18 Jun

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Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

What exactly was the Serpent in Eden? Was it the Devil in a different form or was it a different celestial being altogether? The popular idea is that the Serpent was the Devil popularized by some Bible scriptures. This scriptures can be found in Isaiah 27:1, Job 41:34, Revelations 12:3-17 and 20:2.

Though this sounds like the Bible is saying the two are the same, this is not the case. The Word of YAH is merely comparing them. Much like scripture did with the Apostle Peter in Matthew 26:22-23 which reads, “Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Jesus was in this verse spoke to Satan, who was using Peter to deceive Christ at this time. Not meaning that Peter was Satan. The same thing happens much today in modern society where the actions of men are compared to devils and demons. They may be influenced by them but are not one in the same. Further more, scripture describes the Serpent as being a different creature altogether.

Genesis 3:1 reads, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” The verse states that He was a “beast of the field” meaning a animal and not a fallen angel.

Genesis 3:1-6 we can read that the Serpent has reasoning power, speech and could orchestrate deception. Genesis 3:14 says the Serpent walked upright and was in fact an animal. Also, the fact that the Serpent spoke and Eve was not afraid of Him means that the Serpent was a close creation to that of Man.

Though the Serpent was not Satan he was used to bring about the Fall of Man, and the Serpent Seed (see the Unfamiliar Bible Facts Section). Satan saw that this animal was close in relation to Adam and Eve, and could be used to deceive them. Though this Serpent is no longer in our modern time, many men and women are being used in this same way today. Stay prayerful and be blessed, Shalom…

Satanic Rulers of Earthly Domains…

5 May

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Daniel 10:13, But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”

The prince spoken of in this verse from Daniel is that of a demonic entity that presides over this region of the world. A Biblical truth that is rarely spoken of, is that of evil forces that inhabit our Earthly domain and influence our culture and daily way of life. These evil spiritual forces are referenced in Ephesians 6:12 which states, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Though the Blood of Jesus offers salvation and protection from these entities, there is still great evil in the world influencing the un-saved, due to all not being saved. This influence manifest in parts of America and other countries in being crime ridden and with some following false prophets and beliefs. This is why politicians are corrupted with greed and struggle for power, all due to the influence of spiritual wickedness. Prayers must be spoken for individuals, and also to bless the places and things which cannot be seen. While man can be reached with the Gospel and inanimate place or object cannot. They are subject to those who rule over it.

We as Believers must pray for all those who have not found Jesus to repent, and seek Him as well as for the countries that they love. Shalom

The Angelic Hierarchy

18 Sep

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Job 1:6-7 (NLT)

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

The Angelic Hierarchy God is a very intriguing topic of discussion. The scriptures give a brief look into the different tiers or ranks of these celestial beings. The Bible breaks down the “Heavens” into three distinct spheres, inhabited by different angelic beings each completing a different duty or task.

The first sphere of angels described in Isaiah 6:1-7 are the Seraphim, and the Cherubim mentioned in Genesis 3:24. The Seraphim, the “burning ones,” are the highest in God’s ranks, serving as caretakers to His throne. These beings sing praises “Holy, holy, holy” an are described as having six wings, and composed of fire. The Cherubim guard the Throne of God, and have four faces, a lions body and ox feet. They serve as guards to the Lord’s holy sanctums.

The second sphere contains the angels of Dominions and Principalities, Ephesians 1:21. These spiritual beings govern the lower rank angels who oversea the works of man. They oppose the spiritual wickedness over the Earth. They bound and chain evil spirits who work to cause discord against mankind. They serve as warriors and are represented as being divinely beautiful.

The third sphere serve in the lowest ranks, and act as God’s messengers to men. They are the Archangels and personal guides to mankind, Ephesians 3:10. These Angels minister divine wisdom and give direct orders from The Most High, answering to the second sphere Angels. These beings are the main ministers to the historical events of Jesus Christ birth and also to his glorious resurrection.

I find it very interesting that God has a very distinct and human way of how His heavenly realm is ruled. Much like our own Government having distinct titles, duties and authorities for each person is very similar. Mankind mimics the heavenly realm in the Earth, showing proof that a divine being is always in control an loves His blessed creation. I hope that you were blessed by this and may the Angels continue to look watch over you.

Shalom…

The Origin of False Religion.

18 Apr

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Genesis 4:3-5

“in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

The book of Genesis chapter 4, records the first instance of false god worship in the Holy Bible. False worship is a set of beliefs or actions one takes in hopes of attaining true spirituality. A false religion can be the belief, or non belief in God or other deities that are not in line with the Most High, but rather one’s own beliefs. These beliefs appease man but fall short of God’s glory.

There is one and only one way to please God. Romans 6:5 reads, “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.” This is through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, through which we have a remission of sins, John 3:16. Any belief taken away or added to is false.

False religion is dangerous in that it shifts the focus from the Cross to selfish desire. This is what Cain did, turning from sacrifice to what he believed good enough. Abel offered a sacrifice (firstling of his flock, symbolic of Christ sacrifice in the years to come) Many false beliefs have made their way into the Church as well, causing discord and limiting the move of the Holy Spirit.

What false religions are at work today, (see the false teachings on this site for a few). Know that if Christ is not the center worship it can only be false. The Lord stated it best in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Shalom…

Who was Melchizedek?

1 Feb

Melchizedek-of-Salem Hebrews 7:1-3 18:21, “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,”  without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.” Who was Melchizedek? This mysterious Priest who appears in the book of Hebrews is in actuality not so mysterious. In the Holy Scriptures God is always giving examples to those who are lost to the redemption found in Jesus Christ. Melchizedek is a “type,” of Christ to given as an example or to foreshadow the Messiah. In this same breath we as Believers are examples of Jesus in the modern day displaying love, kindnes and truth to the world. John the Baptist was also a foreshadower of Jesus Christ in the wilderness baptizing by water to give a example of the baptism of the Holy Spirit Jesus would present. Melchizedek is presented in a higher spiritual state state by blessing Abraham in verse 1. The tithe paid represents the “sin,” debt in which we are so honored the Lord took from us. In the same way today, we pay tithes in giving our lives totally over to the Holy Spirit of God. To be used by God for His purpose. Verse 3 says Melchizedek was “without Father or Mother,” this is not meant He did not have a natural father and Mother but that the lineage of Melchizedek was hidden by way of the Holy Spirit to furthur present him as a type of Christ. The Mechizedek Priest was needed to enlighthen the people of that day, who did not have the Holy Bible written for them at that time. With the use of computers and technology we have the ability to read a interpret the Word of God, but still have powerful men and women who guide us as examples. Martin Luther King presents a type of Moses who began the Civil Rights movement by way of God. As stated before John the Baptist was a type of Christ, as well as the Disciples. Displaying miracles, signs and wonders after the resurrection of Jesus. Most importantly we are important examples of Jesus in the modern age in being a light unto the world. Satan in the end times will elevate the Anti-Christ who will be a demonic type of Christ to deceive the world. I praise the Most High, for giving each and every man and women not only Jesus but also examples to lead us to him for redemption. Shalom…

The Power of the Tongue…

23 Nov

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Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

The power of the human tongue is one of the most misunderstood gifts from God. The Lord above not only equipped those who believe with the Holy Spirit, but also with the creative ability to create and also destroy, with the power of their tongue. In being made in the image of the living God (Genesis 1:27) we as his sons and daughters have this capability given to us. Hebrews 11:3 states, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” This is a very important teaching that is commonly avoided, due to the enemy capitalizing on our own ability to destroy ourselves. Satan only has the power to destroy the things that we allow him to.

Remember Faith works by receiving, believing and then speaking the Word of God over our life. It is always mindful to speak love, hope, blessings over the lives and situations to release the positive energy within us given by God. The tongue is a activation switch that allows the Holy Spirit to go to work in our lives. If you believe that health is in your future speak it. If you believe your child will go to college speak it. If you desire a loved one to get saved, speak it into existence. Receiving and believing is a requirement but the release of energy is in your tongue. In the same breath the tongue can be used to curse us as well.

When we speak negative words they have the same ramifications over our lives. If we ever are down we should never say negative thoughts developed in our minds. This is why Proverbs 18:21 says DEATH as well is in the tongue. We can curse ourselves by way of negative words even if at the time we speak them we really do not mean them. The spiritual realm does not know what sarcasm is. What we speak is what will happen. Ephesians 4:29 states, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Release the positive energy of your words today to bless others! So that they too can come into the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shalom…

Entertaining Angels…

28 Apr

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“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13: 2

The testing of our faith will always be prevalent in our daily Christian lives. The scripture found in Hebrew 13: 2 describes Angels taking human form to test us at times. This testing is at the authority of God to see just how well we are operating in the finished work of Jesus Christ. In not only claiming to know Jesus but to act upon our belief in order to help others, spread the Gospel and allow the Holy Spirit to convict those who do not know Christ.

2 Peter 1: 3-8 describes what every Christian should adhere to as stated “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Lord never wants us to become complacent in our Faith and act upon it whenever it is needed. The rewarded is being fruitful in the kingdom of God, along with growth in the Spirit and more revelation revealed. Take the time to help a strange in need the next time you are out by making a donation to the homeless, or giving directions to someone lost or a simple “hello.” You never know who spiritually you are really helping out. Shalom…

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