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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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God’s Righteousness will save the Unknowing World…

27 Jan

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Romans 2:12-16, “For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”

A familiar question arises about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is how will those who have never heard the Good News be saved? After all if you have never heard the story of redemption and accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior how can you be called redeemed and Holy in God’s eye? The Bible simply states that those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be judged based simply on their personal sense of right and wrong or conscience. We must remember that God is just in all that he does, (Revelations 19:1-2) especially with those who have never heard about Jesus.

The Lord is always prevailing on our behalf to become saved and spread the Gospel. Even in this modern information age at times the Christian message can be missed, by some in third world and communist countries. This news is very comforting, even for me at times who struggled with finding an answer for the rest of the world not fortunate enough to have been born in a free society. This can also be related to those in other religions, who have never heard the Gospel but follow a religion which teaches wholesome living. That goodness will be used to reveal Christ to the unsaved upon the Lord’s return. This is not to say those who have heard but rejected the Gospel will be saved but those who have NEVER heard and still have a still moral sense of being.

So if the question ever arises that there cannot be only one way to God. Let them know there are many roads for those who have never heard the Gospel, but they always lead to Jesus Christ the Messiah. Shalom…

14 Blessings Lost in the Fall of Man…

3 Jan

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Isaiah 59:2, “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

It is amazing just how many Spiritual blessings Humanity lost by the Fall of Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden. From reading scripture we have a look into the World that Adam experienced before his temptation by Satan. Their are 14 very significant blessings that we lost by sin entering into this world.

1. Eternal Life (Romans 5: 12-21; Ephesians 2.) 2. Communion with God (Isaiah 59:2.) 3. Fellowship with animals (Genesis 9:2). 4. Control over all aspects of this world (Psalm 8). 5. Freedom from Satan (John 14:30; 2 Corinthian 4:4; Ephesians 6:10-18; Revelation 12:9). 6. God-consciousness (Genesis 2:25; 3:7). 7. The will to always do good (Genesis 6:5-7; Romans 7). 8. Self Control (Ephesians 2; Galatians 5). 9. Right to the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22-24). 10. The Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15; 3:22-24). 11. God’s glory (Romans 3:23). 12. Holiness and Righteous (Ephesians 4:22-24). 13.

The Blessings of having a perfect union with God (Revelations 21:1-7; 22:1-3). 14. Perfect Health (Genesis 3:16; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). The original sinless man once had full access to all these wonderful joyful blessings! Only one would come later with the fullness of all these and the ability to keep the law of Moses perfectly, with that being Jesus Christ. Jesus did what Adam could not which was resist sin and give eternal life unto those who believe in his death burial and resurrection.

Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ not only restores all what we had lost in the Fall but washes away all of our sins and restores the blessings. John 15:16,”Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” Shalom…

The Serpent Seed…

1 Jan

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Genesis 3:15, (NKJV) “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

One of the most important but overlooked facts of the Holy Bible is that of the serpent seed. The origin tale of Genesis, symbolically alludes to separate bloodlines for Cain and Abel. As believers we need to be clear on exactly what happened in the Garden of Eden between Eve and the Serpent.

We know that “trees,” represent people or kingdoms many times in the Bible which is made prevalent throughout the New Testament. The two trees, spoken of in the Garden, the “Tree of Life,” and the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,”represent the Kingdom of God (Tree of Life) and one of Satan’s (Good and Evil.)

The Serpent in the Garden was used as a pawn in Satan’s game to corrupt the bloodline of man, seeing God had given so much power unto man who Satan saw as weaker than heavenly beings, used the serpent to seduce Eve. Genesis 3:13 (KJV), “And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

The word beguiled means to entrap or seduce, in which Eve partook in the sinful nature of Satan and gained knowledge and awareness of sexual knowledge. In return this same knowledge was made aware unto Adam shortly after. The “fruit,” of the tree of “Knowledge of Good and Evil,” was not literal fruit we eat today but represented sin and all sin to include sexual promiscuity. This sexual act between Eve and the Serpent angered God who cursed Eve, that in her infidelity she would now bring forth children. Genesis 3: 16 (KJV), “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” If Eve’s only sin was eating a piece of fruit, then why did God punish Eve with child bearing?

This is because Adam and Eve were given sexual knowledge before they were permitted to know and brought forth sin and a ungodly bloodline through the Serpent. Satan was able to inject his nature into the human race by corrupting Adam and Eve, who we inherit our genetic traits from now. When Eve conceived Cain she new immediately that he was not of Adam. Genesis 4:1 (KJV), “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.” Cain from the first look from Eve knew he was different, and wrongfully claimed He was from God misinterpreting Genesis 3:15 (see above) Eve thought that this “special” child was a gift from God but was the fraternal twin of Abel through the serpent. Cain took on all the murderous and deceitful attributes of His father Satan, murdering Abel and lying to God as well. Cain fled to the Land of Nod, where he married and produced other offspring as well through the serpent seed into the human gene pool. the Bible follows Cain bloodline in Genesis 4:16-24 and then stops. The Bible then begins recording the new son Seth and the Bible story continues on from there until now.

Why is this? Because Cain was not of Adam and not in the original creation of God. More proof of this is offered in the genealogies of the origins of man in Genesis chapter 5, Chronicles chapter 1, Luke chapter 3:23-38. Cain is absent from all these records because He was not from the offspring of Adam. So what became of Cain and his lineage? This bloodline continued in their wicked ways during the time of Christ and the Apostle Paul. Jesus stated in John 8: 37-47 (KJV), “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

John also stated this in 1 John 3:12, “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” This serpent seed continues today now in the realm of politics, religion and secret organizations, spreading false doctrine and lies to the world, and preparing the way world to accept the Anti Christ. It is important to know why many human beings in their nature be so evil and deceitful at times. Knowing, that in the distant past deceit, murder and corruption entered through the Adam and Eve and the serpent seed. Shalom.

Lucifer’s Flood (The Katabole)

31 Dec

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2 Peter 3:5-7, “But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.”

The term “Lucifer’s flood,” is another name for describing the fall of Satan, which took place in the Pre-Adamite World in a time long ago. The Apostle Peter states that in the beginning when the Earth was first formed a cataclysmic event happened between Genesis 1:1 and verse 2, which caused the Earth to become void and formless, and also the total extinction of Life on this planet by having the sun blocked out by God.

These events represent a judgement which took place of the social system at that time that resulted in the Lord destroying all life. Whenever God blocks out the sun or causes darkness to fall on the land as in Gen 1:2, is always the result of judgement ( see Gen 6-8, Ex 10:21, Jer 4:23, Joel 2:31, Rev 6:12, 8:12, 9:2, 16:10) This was the judgement of Satan when He rebelled against God. This judgement is recorded in Ezekiel 28:13-17 states, “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.” This judgement caused the Earth to fall into chaos and destroyed utterly all life forms on the Earth at that time. Until Man was created in Genesis 1:26 and was empowered to replenish the Earth in Genesis 1:28.

Many read over the fact that God said to “replenish,” the earth meaning that something had to be here before Adam to be replenished. Which Satan’s fall destroyed. The flood of 2 Peter 3:5-7 destroyed the entire Earth, causing the world to have to be replenished by Adam some time later, as opposed to the days of Noah God spared the Earth because the sun was never blocked out causing much of the plant life and other life forms to survive the 2nd flood which was that of Noah’s day.

Deborah and Jael, Powerful Women of the Old Testament…

2 Sep

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Judges 1: 4-5, “And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.”

Little do many followers of Christ know today, is of how Jehovah God used some women in the old testament in the time before Jesus. We are all familiar with the New Testament stories in particular Mary the Mother of Jesus and those who told the Disciples of the empty tomb of the resurrected Christ. God used two women in the Old Testament in particular for a special purpose named Deborah and Jael. Deborah was a Prophetess which was raised up at the time Israel was commanded by God to take the plentiful land of Esdraelon from a Canaanite army led by Sisera, a powerful Canaanite leader.

This story begins with Deborah calling the reluctant general in the Israel army Barak and imparting in Him the Word of the Lord and what He had commanded of His people. Judges 1:6-9 reads, “and she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand. And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh” Jehovah empowered a woman due to the reluctance of the Israel Army commander Barak to carry out His commands. This speaks volumes that God uses everyone to do His will not always men, the Lord looks for any and everyone who will hear His voice.

He is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). The battle commanded by Deborah played out in Judges 4:12-16,”And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor. And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon. And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the LORD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him. And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet. But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.” God was true to His word and swept the Canaanite Army from the land in which he had asked Deborah to claim. The Lord utterly destroyed the all powerful army that the men of Israel were hesitant to do battle with, only Deborah the Prophetess was strong enough and had the Faith to trust in the Lord for her strength and not in what she saw on the battle field. The destruction laid upon the Canaanite army was completely overwhelming, causing the General to flee the battlefield into a Kenite camp inhabited by Jael. Judges 4:17-24 records Sisera fate, “Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle. And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him. Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No. Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died. And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples. So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.”

The Kenite woman Jael was moved by the Holy Spirit to finish the mission of removing Sisera from the land taken by Deborah at the command of Jehovah God. Judges chapter 4 and 5 shows many us that God uses anyone for the purpose of His glory, whether it be to command a Word such as Deborah or smite a enemy such as Jael did. God uses woman as such today in the office of Pastors, Apostles or those serving in the Armed Forces even and not just men as many Churches falsely preach today. The Lord loves all His children who in return fulfill His divine purpose. Shalom…

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The Sons of Noah, The Father’s of the modern world…

1 Jun

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Genesis 6:18,”But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

Being a follower of Christ, I really love to investigate the little know facts of the Holy Bible! One topic that I rarely hear anyone apeak of is how the world was repopulated after the flood of Genesis 7:10. At this particular time in Human history, Noah and His family were the Human Beings that had not fornicated with the Fallen Angels of Genesis 6 to create the Nephilim Giants. This made Noah “Perfect in His Generations,” in the eyes of God and the perfect Human specimen to repopulate the Earth. After the waters receded and the Ark settled onto Mount Ararat, the Sons of Noah went out to begin Humanity once again. The three sons of Noah were Japheth, Ham and Shem. The sons of Japheth (Ashkenaz, Scythians, Riphath, Togarmah, Magog, Madai, Javan, Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, Dodanim) are largely believed to have the originator’s of the European people as well as Asians. This is based off of Genesis 10:5, which reads “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations,” the “Isles of the Gentiles are believed to be the British and Greek isles of today. The sons of Ham were (Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan, and the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.) The descendents of Cush are believed to be the African nations of the world, being referred to throughout the Bible as the inhabitants of East Africa. The third son Shem bore his own lineage (Elam, and Asshur, Arpachshad and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber) believed to have started the Arab, Aramaeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Sabaeans, Hebrew people. These are the beginning generations of the modern world, all different in many ways but unified in one Humanity with different cultures. Most importantly though, the belief in the one true God! Shalom…

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