CHRISTIANITY: SPIRITUAL VERSES SOCIAL

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CHRISTIANITY: SPIRITUAL VERSES SOCIAL
Hello all!

I am trying to organize how I want to approach sharing what I have been learning, and realized a great place to start is to show the difference between “spiritual” and “social” Christianity. Sadly, most Christians have become “social” Christians, and so much has been lost or perverted by the “traditions of men”.

It is not about going to church it is all about being the church. Israel is the church, and anyone who believes and follows Christ is Israel! I have shared much about who Israel is and one can search for these studies, on this site, if interested. We must know this, it is crucial to understanding biblical truth.

That being said, here is a short article by Michael David Gantt that gives us a list of the major differences between spiritual and social Christians.

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Spiritual Christianity vs Social Christianity

Spiritual Christians focus on the Lord Jesus Christ. Social Christians focus on each other.

Spiritual Christians are the church. Social Christians go to church.

Spiritual Christianity is about living righteously, doing the right thing. Social Christianity is about living religiously, attending the “right” church.
Spiritual Christianity is about doing the right things in the right way. Social Christianity is about holding the “right” views and identifying with the “right” group.

Spiritual Christians seek the approval of God. Social Christians seek the approval of each other.

Spiritual Christians seek time with God. Social Christians seek time with other social Christians.

Spiritual Christianity is based on faith in God. Social Christianity is based on faith in other social Christians.

Spiritual Christianity is directed by God. Social Christianity is directed by human beings.

Spiritual Christianity is true Christianity, the purpose for which Christ died and was raised. Social Christianity is a poor and misguided imitation of the real thing.

Pursuing spiritual Christianity will make you a new person in the midst of people you already know (i.e., your family, friends, and coworkers). Pursuing social Christianity will leave you as the same old person in the midst of a different group of people (i.e., your new church).

There is a world of difference between spiritual Christianity and social Christianity. Choose the real thing.”

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One has to choose spiritual over social or we have no chance to truly “know” the Lord nor truly begin to understand His Word. This is what “being born again” is all about…becoming a new person in Christ. Great place to begin! We are Israel!  As His followers we are spiritual Israel and it matters not if you are Jew or Gentile!!  This is major…so seek until you find this truth as it will set you free to understand oh so much more!

 
JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

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PRETERISM: A TRUTH WITH EXCELLENT CONSEQUENCES

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PRETERISM: A TRUTH WITH EXCELLENT CONSEQUENCES

Hello all!

My,my, I never thought I would be able put a label on all the discoveries I have been making in regards to the Truth. Yet, it is clear to me that where my studies have led me, I would now be considered a Preterist. I had never even heard the word before I was accused of being one, when I started writing about fulfilled prophecies and spiritual interpretations. And actually defended myself against being called one, once I found out what it did mean.

I now am thrilled to have found others that have come to the same conclusions I have, and have spent much time in research and writing and sharing what they found out.

I have found a very outstanding article by Larry Siegle, entitled “Preterism: Pure Christianity or Dangerous Cult”. In this article he lists the characteristics of a cult and compares them with the characteristics of Preterism. It is the characteristics of Preterism that I want to share first here. This list describes exactly what I have come to find as the way to know the Truth.

Here is the list, with some of my comments, and the full article can be found at:

https://preterist.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/preterism-pure-christianity-or-dangerous-cult/

CHARACTERISTICS OF PRETERISM

Below is listed some of the distingushing characteristics of Preterism

1.) Preterism has no “charismatic” leader or founder, and the view has been present, in varying degrees, for hundreds of years–it is not something “new” or “recent” in its development.

2.) Preterism claims no “new” revelation to those who are leaders and encourages each person to study the Scriptures for themselves.

(Yes! This is so important! Find out for yourself!)

3.) Preterism accepts the Bible alone as its “authority” plus nothing else.

4.) Preterism looks for “consistency” in the translation and usage of words given by the Holy Spirit to the inspired writers of the Bible and believes that the context determines the meaning of a word.

(So much that is being preached is taken out of context and timings twisted and confusing to understand. When one sees the true timing on all the events suddenly every verse makes sense and falls into the context in which it was uttered.)

5.) Preterism encourages people to use proper principles of interpretation and that each person is responsible for “accurately handling the word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15).

6.) Preterism as an approach to the “end-time” is founded among members of many groups and is not considered to be a “matter of salvation” for those who do not embrace the view.

7.) Preterism is represented by a diversity of viewpoints, most of which hold to “orthodox” views relative to the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, the nature of Hell and other fundemental doctrines accepted by the “historic” church down through the centuries.

8.) Preterism contends that salvation is “by grace through faith” (Eph. 2:8-10), and not on the basis of human “works” or the need to somehow “earn” the favor of God.

9.) Preterism recognizes that it is not the “popular” view at this time, but makes no assumption of superiority because of opposition to their understanding of fulfilled Bible prophecy.

10.) Preterism encourages systematic Bible study methods, proper exegesis of passages and encourages people to decide for themselves based upon the evidence.

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Now, here are some comments and his list of a cult’s characteristics:

DOES THE SHOE FIT?

Recently there have been some who have made the attempt to lump the teachings of Preterism into the same category as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Herbert W. Armstrong, and every other false “ism” that comes along. Is preterist doctrine just another “made in America” doctrine, too “new” to be true? Are those who have accepted the Preterist view in danger of being “lost” because of this doctrine? Are Preterists actually Christians in the “Biblical” sense of the term, or are they members now of a dangerous “cult” that denies the fundamentals of “the faith which was once for all time delivered to the saints” (Jude 3)? Do Preterists use the same conversion “tactics” of the “cults” to subvert the faith of the unsuspecting and the weak?

CHARACTERISTICS OF A CULT

Almost all of the groups that are either “cults” or engage in “cultic” beliefs and practices have similar characteristics:

1.) Founded by a “charismatic” leader (C.T. Russell, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White, Herbert W. Armstrong).

2.) Founded on the basis of some “new” revelation given only to the leader or leaders of the group.

3.) Founded on the basis of the Bible plus some other “authority” to unveil “new truth” as it becomes available to the leaders or organization.

4.) Founded on the need to redefine words and to twist passages to “fit” into their unique systematic theology.

5.) Founded on the principle that the Bible must be understood in the light of the “unique” interpretation of the leader or leaders.

6.) Founded on the belief that they are the “only” true religion and that they alone will be saved because they alone have discovered the “truth.”

7.) Founded on the rejection of doctrines such as the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, Hell, Salvation by Faith etc.

8.) Founded on the basis of “works” in order to “earn” their salvation, with absolute obedience to the leadership required.

9.) Founded on the basis of a “persecution complex” that rejoices when people are opposed to their teachings as confirmation that they must have “the truth.”

10.) Founded on the use of “secretive” methods of introducing their doctrines to unsuspecting people.

Other common traits could be listed, but the above represents a “general” description of what constitutes a “cult” in practical fact.

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Wow! The second list sounds like the characteristics of many mainstream churches today!! Anther great example how truly different the Truth is from Religion!!

I just have to add some thoughts from another article because it states so well what finding out for myself has meant to me…as it led me to becoming a Preterist.

https://preterist.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/is-preterism-a-cult-not-even-close/

“Because those who have pure and honest hearts and who have a deep love for the Lord and devotion to His word will continue to study and as long as study continues so also will preterism. There is no place left for futurists to hide. There is no corner of the Internet where their feeble lines of argumentation cannot be answered. There is no place where the spirit of Truth will not find them and uncover the nonsense they continue to peddle.

A hundred years from now the discussion of this and many other blogs, websites and whatever the “next” step in technology is, will be HISTORY. However, HISTORY and the passing of time are the futurists worst enemies! With each passing day the reality of broken promises and failed predictions becomes more vivid than ever. Larry Siegle, Dee Dee Warren and Roderick Edwards will be long gone, but NOT the message. Preterism will continue to grow and eventually fill the hearts and minds of believers everywhere. One day historians will wonder how it could be that ANYONE ever accepted the fantastic doctrines upon which the house of futurism was built. I will not be around to say, “I told you so” THEN, so I am going to avoid the rush and tell you NOW.

No “cultic movement” here. None whatsoever.

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Amen to that!

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

FULL CIRCLE (Finding out for Myself)

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FULL CIRCLE (Finding out for Myself)

Hello all!

The silence of the past few months has had a purpose. It has been a period of fresh revelations for me. I have been studying like a crazy person, and not sure how or when to start sharing my finding. I guess it is time, so here I am.

What a long strange trip it has been! I am amazed that through 20 years of Bible studies, Bible College, and attending a multitude of churches, of varying denominations, I have come full circle back to the day when I was “born again”.  On that day (Sept 24th 1978) I found the Truth when Jesus found me. I knew in an instant that I could live in eternity by living in the moment with Christ. God is love and loves everyone and wants everyone to be set free in Christ. That the spiritual world trumps the material world and by focusing on Christ one can live spiritually every moment, and death to self brings abundant new life. This was massively life changing!

I went from being broken to being whole! I could not contain the love and joy within me. I was a different person and all my relationships changed. And shortly after that earthshaking day, I did sell everything I owned and went on the road proclaiming the JOY of the Good News!!

Yet, after three years, I settled down and starting going to church, realizing I had not truly studied the Word of God. I had attended church as a child and as a teen I sang in the choir and taught vacation Bible school, so I knew the major highlights of the Gospel, and pretty much believed what preachers were preaching about God’s Word. Still, I did not find the fire of the Spirit in many of the churches I attended. To me, all the different denominations were creating division not unity in the body of Christ, by chopping up the Word to suit the traditions of men.

In 1997 I decided to start reading and studying the Bible for myself. I read books about the “rapture” and the Left Behind series of books and started to see how churches were so divided on these issues and nothing they were teaching really rang true in my heart.

I attended Bible College in 2004 and got my Masters in Theology and really got into understanding the End Times as taught by the pre-trib and pre-wrath rapture groups and authors. I was completely sold on this interpretation of the Bible, so much so, that I started writing about it on a pre-trib web site called Five Doves. I got really into waiting for the rapture and trying to figure out the timing and all that, and wrote many many articles about how and when this would happen. It was exciting, I felt that I was learning so much.

The more I studied on my own the more I started to see that I did not see in His Word the same things that others were seeing and started to write about what I was finding. As soon as I did this, and started to stray away from the herd of pre-tribbers, I was thrown off the web site. As soon as that happened, the Lord started giving me new revelations and I started asking questions and rely on Him to show me in His Word the answers I was looking for.

The major turning point was when I started writing for another web site (Rapture Prophecy Bible Forum) and found out who Israel truly is. That is the foundation for all Bible study…once one knows whom Israel is, one can never go back to dispensational beliefs. That opened the flood gates of revelations from the Lord. He made sure that I would have the time to truly focus on what the Holy Spirit was showing me. I fell down some stairs and broke both of my feet and was not able to do anything but study the Bible. And Study I did!! I was consumed with it, day and night and felt on fire for the Truth. Things that I had believed in for so long just fell away, and everyday I was finding out more and more.

Although I started to see that there is no end time rapture, I still believed in a future Second Coming and that we were in the Last Days and how the world was becoming a dark place full of evil. I wrote much about this…even on this blog. Yet, at the same time finding out about the Kingdom of God and how it has already come, and how the Jewish feasts have all been fulfilled in Christ. We are not waiting for the last three to be fulfilled as so many preach and teach. The plan of Salvation was FINISHED AT THE CROSS, and all that was left to be fulfilled was the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost…the 7th and last feast not the 4th…and Christ’s Second Coming in Judgment and the resurrection of the saints.

That brings me up to recent time, and my most recent revelations from the Lord and I am shocked at what I have found out! I never even conceived that the Bible was a finished work and that there was no longer anything left to be fulfilled. Yet, that is what I have found out and it is AMAZING how I feel totally set free!! The Truth truly does set one free from the searching and the divisions of the traditions of man!! It all makes so much sense and every verse has taken on a new and heartfelt meaning!!

It is GOOD NEWS!! Jesus is our King we can live in His Kingdom RIGHT NOW!! He did ALL He said he would do, when He said He would do it, all we need to do is KNOW HIM. The only event left to happen will happen to each of His children when they pass from this world and into eternity.

So, that is why the silence on this blog for several months. I was so overwhelmed by my discoveries that I did not know how to approach beginning to write about it. Also, it labels me (and I hate labels in reference to divisions in Christ) I find that I have become a full Preterist. I would never ever have thought this is where my studies would lead, but cannot deny it is where the Lord has brought me. I am now ready to start proving it and that is what I will be doing from here on out.

Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of all this is that it has brought me full circle. When I was born again and shown the power of Jesus and relying on Him, I knew it was finished in Him…He was the answer to all. Love is the strongest power in the universe and God is love. Nothing else really mattered. It was not until I got caught up in the “traditions of men” that the path got crooked and the way confusing. Yet, it is so wonderful to find out that His Word tells us the Truth, and that Jesus is the Way, the TRUTH, and the life. That being said, I will be posting studies that helped me understand, and hope that anyone out there that is reading this may find what they may be looking for, as they take this journey OF FINDING OUT FOR YOURSELF.

God bless all, and may you be in His love and Light today and always!!

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SATURN AND THE STAR OF DAVID

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SATURN AND THE STAR OF DAVID

Hello all,

I have been going through my old studies, ones that I wrote and posted on other sites before I started my own blog. I found this one about the Star of David and the planet Saturn that I wrote because many people, on these Christian web sites, were actually saying that God lives on Saturn. To me this was utter blasphemy! Christians teaching other Christians this unholy anti-Christ garbage! It saddens me so much to see how far Satan has infiltrated the Church. and we truly do live in a time when good is considered evil and evil is seen as good. Perhaps this is one of the best examples of the difference between the Truth and Religion!

Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)

“” Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

There is Biblical importance placed on these subjects of Saturn and the star of David, but it is all negative and worldly and a warning of what not to do in regards to considering them. They are pagan and always have been, the Word of God is very clear on that. But, because most Christians today do not know the Word, and just rely on their pastors or priests to tell them what to know, this transition of evil becoming what is considered good has taken place without notice. All one needs to do is look into what both these symbols mean to the occult, and how the materialistic fallen world has adopted these images as logos for their products, to see how these images have evaded every aspect of life on this planet.

I feel it is crucial that we really look into what these symbols mean and how they have been used throughout history, both in the Bible and the occult world. The following are some excerpts from the best study I have ever seen on this subject. Even though the web site may not be considered a purely Christian web site, the research and the history are excellent, not to mention the wealth of pictorial proof. After reading this letter, please go to this web site and read the whole article and view the pictures. If you come away still believing that the planet Saturn or the Star of David (hexagram) has anything to do with God and His people, then there is nothing anyone can do the enlighten you to the real story.

Here is the web site: http://www.worldtruth.tv/secret-occult-of-saturn-worship

Here is a great deal of the written text, as excerpts, to show you what I mean. PLEASE GO LOOK AT THE PICTURES…THEY ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

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THE STAR OF DAVID OR SEAL OF SOLOMON

Many Jews and Christians have been deceived by Jewish Kabbalists who would have them believe that the six-pointed star is a Jewish symbol. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is not a Jewish symbol, but an occult symbol. The six-pointed star is a hexagram – a curse mark – no matter what name it may have: the Star of David, Solomon’s Seal, Double Triangle, Shield of David, etc. When the occult practitioner puts a curse on someone, he uses the hexagram!

It is not our goal to condemn the Jewish people, but to condemn the six-pointed star, a curse mark.

The 6-pointed star is not a Jewish symbol, but an Egyptian symbol which Israel adopted in the wilderness due to their apostasy.

Acts 7:37-43 “This is that Moses…to whom our fathers wold not obey, but thrust him from them, and IN THEIR HEARTS TURNED BACK AGAIN INTO EGYPT… And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the HOST OF HEAVEN: as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to Me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the STAR OF YOUR GOD REMPHAN, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”

Amos 5:26-27 “But ye have born the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun (Remphan) your images, the STAR OF YOUR GOD, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore, will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord…”
The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia declares that the SIX-POINTED STAR…according to the Rosicrucians…was known to the ancient Egyptians.” (Graham, p. 13)

“SIX TRIANGLES…is the Egyptian hieroglyphic for the …Land of the Spirits.” (Churchward, p. 177)
“Ancient Egyptian Seal of Solomon” (Churchward, p. 188)
“In the Astro-Mythology of the Egyptians, we find belief in the first man-god (Horus I) …and his death and resurrection as Amsu”
“This (6-pointed star) was the first sign or hieroglyphic of Amsu”
“Amsu – the risen Horus – was the first man-god risen in spiritual form.” (Churchward, p. 3, 65, 38)

The six pointed star is associated with the worship of Saturn. Therefore, the beast is Saturn (Satan) and his mark is the 6- pointed star.

Acts 7:43 – Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the STAR OF YOUR GOD REMPHAN, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Amos 5:26-27 – But ye have born the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun (Remphan) your images, the STAR OF YOUR GOD, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore, will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord.

Both Chiun and Saturn are identified as Cain

“The god of time was Chium in Egypt, or Saturn…and Chium is the same as Cain.” – Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (897:390)
N.B. Chium is an alternative spelling of Chiun: “…Chium, Chiunkiyyun, khiyun (Hebrew)…” – Theosophical Glossary (898)
“Chiun is sometimes called Kaiwan, or spelled Khiun, and means star. The star of Saturn was a god… Sakkuth and Kaiwan or Chiun are objects of idolatrous worship and are Assyrian gods. In Akkadian texts both names mean the planet or star, Saturn.” (Graham, The Six-Pointed Star, pp. 28-29)

This is perhaps the oldest form of idolatry practiced by the ancients. According to Wisdom xiii. 2, the observation of the stars in the East very early led the people to regard the planets and the fixed stars as gods. The religion of the ancient Egyptians is known to have consisted preeminently of sun-worship. Moses sternly warned the Israelites against worshiping the sun, moon, stars, and all the host of heaven (Deut. iv. 19, xvii. 3); it may be said that the prohibition of making and worshiping any image of that which is in heaven above (Ex. xx. 4; Deut. 5:8) implies also the stars and the other celestial bodies. The Israelites fell into this kind of idolatry, and as early as the time of Amos they had the images of Siccuth and Chiun, “the stars of their god” (Amos v. 26, R. V.); the latter name is generally supposed to denote the planetSaturn. That the kingdom of Israel fell earlier than that of Judah is stated (II Kings xvii. 16) to have been due, among other causes, to its worshiping the host of heaven. But the kingdom of Judah in its later period seems to have out-done the Northern Kingdom in star-worship. (The Jewish Encyclopedia, Star-Worship, p., 527)
The Kenites who claim to have descended from Cain wore the mark of the Tau Cross, the letter of Saturn, on their foreheads.

”In this overlapping form [the Star of David] is the mark of the double messiah: the priestly … messiah and the kingly…messiah. As such it is the only true sign of Jesus, and it carries the extra meaning as being the representative of the BRIGHT STAR OF DAVID’S LINE THAT AROSE IN THE MORNING. If the Star of David is a symbol of the unified messiah-ship of Jesus, it should be the mark of Christianity. Then the question has to be, what is the symbol of Judaism? The answer is the cross. This is the mark of the ‘TAU’ and it is this shape of cross upon which Jesus was crucified. The TAU was the mark of Yahweh…the Kenites bore ON THEIR FOREHEADS long before Moses came across them in the wilderness… ” – The Hiram Key (162:140-141)
“TAU… [is the] letter of Saturn…” Israel Regardie, The Golden Dawn (153:215)

The Chaldean number for Saturn is 666, suggesting that the mark of Cain was a prototype of the mark of the beast—the six-pointed star received by those who will worship the god Saturn during the Golden Age of Saturn , the occult millennium (which will be shortened to 3 1/2 years). Some Jewish sources also say the mark of Cain was the Seal of Solomon or Star of David. (See: The Six-Pointed Star: It’s Origin & Usage)

In ancient pagan mythology, Saturn ruled over the pre-Flood kingdom of Atlantis and became the divine ancestor of all earthly patriarchs and kings.

“Chronos, or Saturn, Dionysos, Hyperion, Atlas, Hercules, were all connected with ‘a great Saturnian continent;’ they were kings that ruled over countries on the western shores of the Mediterranean, Africa and Spain. One account says: ‘Hyperion, Atlas, and Saturn, or Chronos, were sons of Uranos, who reigned over a great kingdom composed of countries around the western part of the Mediterranean, with certain islands in the Atlantic. Hyperion succeeded his father, and was then killed by the Titans. The kingdom was then divided between Atlas and Saturn –Atlas taking Northern Africa, with the Atlantic islands, and Saturn the countries on the opposite shore of the Mediterranean to Italy and Sicily.’ (Baldwin’s Prehistoric Nations,” p. 357.)

“The period of Saturn’s government was sung in later days by poets as a happy time, when sorrows were unknown, when innocence, freedom, and gladness reigned throughout the land in such a degree as to deserve the title of the Golden Age.” (Murray’s Mythology,” p. 32.)

The Six-Pointed Star is engraved on the Talisman of Saturn which is used in ritual magic TALISMAN OF SATURN
“On the first face is engraved…a pentagram or a star with five points. On the other side is engraved a bull’s head enclosed in a SIX-POINTED STAR, and surrounded by letters composing the name REMPHA, THE PLANETARY GENIUS OF SATURN, according to the alphabet of the Magi.” (Christian, p. 304-5)

“Theophrastus Paracelsus revived, in the XVIth century, the ancient doctrine of Talismans, which he claimed to be able to use successfully in the treatment of illnesses and accidents. This medical doctrine, derived from the Cabala, or secret tradition of the Jewish rabbis, was said to be borrowed from the ancient occult sciences of Chaldea and Egypt. The talisman (tsilmenaia) signifies an image, a figure, and was engraved in the form of an emblem or symbol on metals consecrated to the genii of the seven planets. This magical task had to be carried out at a fixed time of a certain day, with the firm intention of attracting to the talisman the beneficent influence of the genius which was invoked, whether for health or any other protective measures…

“Now, the name SATURN in Chaldee is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus – Stur [ed. Star?]. This name contains exactly the Apocalyptic number.” (Hislop, p. 269)

S = 060
T = 400
U = 006
R = 200
= 666

Sri Aurobindo, a Hindu guru well-known in the New Age affirms that SATURN IS REPRESENTED BY THE NUMBER 6… because the planet Saturn is 6th of the nine planets in distance from the sun.” (Marrs: Mystery Mark, p. 68)

“This is the sign with which the Magus DECORATED HIMSELF when he has reached the HIGHEST DEGREE OF INITIATION” (Christian, p. 110-111)

The six-pointed star was used in mystery religion initiation rites.

“In an ancient book on numbers the INITIATE is defined as ‘the one who has experienced and expressed 666 and found it naught; who has dropped the 6 and become the 66, and thus found himself on the Way; later, again, he drops the 6 and becomes the PERFECTED 6-FORM, the instrument and expression of spirit.” (Bailey: Rays and Initiations, p. 80)

King Solomon reintroduced the 6-Pointed Star to the Kingdom of Israel. The Talisman of Saturn became known as the Seal of Solomon.

…Solomon’s blatant idolatry had angered the Lord to the point of bringing about the division of the kingdom of Israel. Part of the evidence is the six-pointed star, which was called the Seal of Solomon from then on. Let us investigate those false gods with which he was involved.”

First mentioned was ASHTORETH, otherwise called ASTARTE, the word meaning STAR.”

II Kings 23:13 is explicit: ‘And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.’…
“King Solomon built an altar for Ashtoreth, worshipped her, and also practiced Moloch rituals. It was at this time that the HEXAGRAM OR SIX-POINTED STAR CAME TO BE CALLED THE SEAL OF SOLOMON…

…the Seal of Solomon or six-pointed star, or hexagram…was considered an ALL-POWERFUL TALISMAN especially when accompanied by the Hebrew Yod…It was also combined with the Tau cross, or Crux Ansanta in the center…
“…How do the dictionaries define ‘hexagram’? ‘The root word hex is defined as (1) an evil spell, (2) a witch (v.t. to bewitch)’ (Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary)…

“Solomon’s Seal was accepted as occult by the occult world. King Solomon was deeply involved in witchcraft and occultism. According to The Sorcerer’s Handbook, ‘King Solomon, traditionally known as an arch magician, used a spell to banish infernal beings sent by the king of demons to extract human hearts… [The names of the demons are then given.]’… (Dr. O.J. Graham, The Six Pointed Star, 24-5, 29, 32)2.

The Seal of Solomon is a graphical representation of 666, the number of the Beast, and Solomon is the man whose number is 666:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX. ”(Rev. 13:18)
“Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIXtalents of gold…” (1 Kings 10:14)

“How do the dictionaries define ‘hexagram’? ‘The root word hex is defined as (1) an evil spell, (2) a witch (v.t. to bewitch)’ (Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary)…

Solomon’s Seal was accepted as occult by the occult world. King Solomon was deeply involved in witchcraft and occultism. According to The Sorcerer’s Handbook, ‘King Solomon, traditionally known as an arch magician, used a spell to banish infernal beings sent by the king of demons to extract human hearts… [The names of the demons are then given.]’… (Graham: 24-5, 29, 32)2.

“Solomon’s Seal. The symbolical double triangle, adopted by the Theosophical Society and by many Theosophists. …the pentagram is the triple triangle–the six-pointed star being the hexalp ha (See ‘Pentacle’… The way a triangle points determines its meaning. If upwards, it means the male element and divine fire; downwards, the female and the waters of matter; upright, but with a bar across the top, air and astral light; downwards, with a bar–the earth or gross matter, etc.” – (H.P. Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary)

SATURN

You might not know it, but the entire world has been worshiping Saturn for thousands of years. The cult has never stopped and its rites are still present to this day. Saturn, dubbed the “Lord of the Rings”, is the reason why we exchange rings at weddings or put halos on the heads of godly people. This article exposes the attributes of the god Saturn and the perpetuation of his cult through corporate logos.

Since ancient times, sages gazed at the stars, admiring their heavenly glow and attributing them godly powers, based on their effect on humans. Before the Great Flood, Saturn was regarded by all mankind as the supreme god and ruler of the kings. Occult researchers affirm that Saturn ruled the kingdom of Atlantis and became the divine ancestor of all earthly patriarchs and kings. The cult has been perpetuated through numerous gods during Antiquity:

Occult researchers affirm that Saturn ruled the kingdom of Atlantis and became the divine ancestor of all earthly patriarchs and kings. The cult has been perpetuated through numerous gods during Antiquity. Chronos, or Saturn, Dionysos, Hyperion, Atlas, Hercules, were all connected with ‘a great Saturnian continent;’ they were kings that ruled over countries on the western shores of the Mediterranean, Africa and Spain.

Saturn in Semitic Civilizations

In Egyptian mythology Isis is considered Saturn’s eldest daughter: “I am Isis, Queen of this country. I was instructed by Mercury. No one can destroy the laws which I have established. I am the eldest daughter of Saturn, most ancient of the Gods”. Semitic civilizations referred to the god Saturn as “El”. The supreme deity was represented by a black cube. Ancient Hebrews represented Saturn with the six pointed star, which later became the Star of David (it also had many other esoteric meanings).

Saturn in Western Civilizations

In western civilizations Saturn always had a negative, if not evil significance. In ancient times, it has been called “The Greater Malefic” which was opposed to Jupiter, “The Greater Benefic”. Saturn is esoterically associated with man’s limitations, restrictions, death and decay.

The Greeks and the Romans also worshiped Saturn as a cruel deity. Here’s a brief summary of the mythology of Saturn in the western world:

His Greek name was “Kronos”, the ruler of time, time being the main factor inevitably leading to the death of mortals. Traditional representations of the “grim reaper” originate from the attributes of the god Saturn, who held the sickle with which he slain his father.

“With the deposing of his father, Saturn became the ruler of the Universe for untold ages and he reigned with his sister, Ops, who also became his wife.It was prophesied that one day Saturn would lose power when one of his children would depose him. To prevent this from happening, each time Ops delivered a child Saturn would immediately swallow it. When her sixth child, Jupiter(Zeus), was born, Ops had him spirited away to the island of Crete. She then wrapped a stone in his swaddling clothes. Her deception was complete when Saturn swallowed it, thinking it was the child. When Jupiter was grown, he secured the job of cup-bearer to his father. With the help of Gaia, his grandmother, Jupiter fed his father a potion that caused him to vomit up Jupiter’s five siblings, Vesta (Hestia), Ceres (Demeter), Juno (Hera), Pluto (Hades), and Neptune (Poseidon).”
-Wikipedia, Saturn (mythology)

Saturn has also been associated with Satan and this, for numerous reasons. First, many authors argue that the word Satan is derived from the word Saturn. Second, Saturn is associated with the color black as well as Satan. Third, Ancients considered Saturn to be the farthest planet from the sun , the latter being associated with the principle of Good. (Note that Pluto never was considered a planet). Saturn is consequently the celestial body that is the less exposed to the sun’s divine light and thus associated with the coldness of the principle of Evil. Finally, the “great god Pan”, the horned deity, represented Saturn in ancient paganism. This half-man half-goat creature is considered the ancestor of our modern depictions of Satan. Pan was depicted with horns due to the fact it represented Saturn, the ruler of the house of Capricorn which symbol is a goat.

Pan was the controlling spirit of the lower worlds. He was portrayed roaming through the forests, penis erect, drunk and lascivious, frolicking with nymphs and piping his way through the wild. We might say he ruled the lower nature of man, its animal side, not unlike Satan. It is the necessary counterpart of the principle of Good. Masonic authors clearly associate Saturn with Satan. Saturn is the opposite to Jupiter; his symbol is the cross above the sign of Luna. He is the Satan, the Tempter, or rather the Tester. His function is to chastise and tame the unruly passions in the primitive man.

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I am going to stop here, but please go to the web site I mentioned and read all about these occult symbols and what they really are. Also, look at information on the CUBE and how many statues and logos use this symbol and what it is portraying. This stuff needs to be exposed and people, especially Christians, need to know that there is NOTHING GOOD about their usage, and NOTHING GOOD accompanying their appearance at this time….evil is taking over and it is EVERYWHERE!!!! I, personally believe that the, so called, Star of David will be the MARK OF THE BEAST because it the way that Satan twists and perverts things, and has throughout all of history, and this is just one of the BIG DELUSIONS that has been here, and will be magnified during these end times.

Also, since I first wrote this article a movie has come out simply called “Pan”, family entertainment all about worshiping Satan…no wonder Christ weeps over this world.

God bless you all, and let’s get the truth about this stuff out there and not hinder the understanding of what these things mean.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

THE CREATION OF MAN AND HIS DESTINY AS PER THE BIBLE ( An eye opening and well researched study)

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THE CREATION OF MAN AND HIS DESTINY AS PER THE BIBLE ( An eye opening and well researched study)

Hello all,

A very dear friend of mine and sister in Christ wrote down her thoughts on several issues about our creation (as mankind and individually) as expressed in the Bible. She sent this study to me and I find it both inspiring and truthful and just had to pass it on.

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My Thoughts

By Arlene Malaspina
The Bible says that there was a FIRST “Adam” and a SECOND “Adam”.

I Cor.15:45….”And so it is written, ‘The FIRST man Adam was made a living soul; the LAST Adam (Jesus) was made a quickening spirit.”

Vs.47…”The FIRST man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy: the SECOND man (Jesus) is the Lord from heaven.”

Vs. 49…”And as we have borne the image of the earthy (Adam/Eve), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly (Jesus Christ/Church).”

For nearly 4,000 years there was not another “Adam” born on earth until the birth of the Christ Child, Jesus. So, why are “Adam” and Jesus Christ compared with each other?

Adam was created as an “earthy” man (made of the “dust” of the ground), but he was also given the living “spirit” of God until he “fell”. Jesus was created as a “Holy Spirit” (Holy Thing….Luke 1:35) by God, but He was also birthed through human flesh (Mary).

Both were created by God alone. Nobody else, before or since, has been.

A part (rib/bone) which was INSIDE Adam was taken out by God and made into what Adam called a “woman” (Gen.2:23) because she was born with a “womb” to bear children. Adam named every creature on earth, even the woman, as directed by God (Gen 1:19). Later, Adam called her “Eve” (the mother of all living).

When God created “man” (Adam), he contained BOTH “male and female” within the one body….see Gen 1:27. The “woman” was the part of Adam which was “earthy/carnal”. Adam was the part that contained the living “Spirit of God”. More on that later….

Both Adam and Eve contained the “living Spirit” of God, but the woman was presented as the “fleshy/carnal” spirit that had been removed from Adam (rib…”bone”).

This continues to be a mystery unsolved by most of those with Biblical expertise. But, Jesus did tell us that a “spirit” doesn’t have “bones”. See Luke 24:39. Eve was made with a “bone”. That bone was “carna/fleshy” (of the body) and not “spiritual.

Adam still contained the living “spirit of God” within UNTIL he chose to eat of the “forbidden” fruit…Gen. 2:17; 3:6. Then his “spirit” within died, and only the “carnal” flesh remained. Their “spirit” died, but the flesh did not. Now they needed blood to nourish their flesh in order to continue living, (Lev. 17:11), but that day they BEGAN to die….Gen.2:17. God then gave “skin” to cover their bodies….Gen 3:21. It was now “human” skin with which all mankind is born.

The bible is told to us in PARABLES. See Matthew 13:34. Each story has a deep, spiritual meaning. We have to search out this hidden meaning. Prov. 25:2. The whole bible is the story (parable) about Mankind , his fall from grace , and then his restoration back to God. This applies to the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. God never changes….Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ (God) in the NT is the same as God (Holy Spirit) in the OT. And God has told us the whole story in “parables”.

From “Eve”(carnal thinking) we all inherited the nature of doing evil (sinning). That’s why she is called “the mother of all living”….Gen.3:20. Since then, ALL have been born with only the “earthy/carnal” flesh and a “dead” spirit…covered by skin and held up by bone.

Until the time of our Lord Jesus Christ……

Jesus changed the destiny of all of Mankind when He said, “It is finished!”…John 19:30. He accomplished what Adam had failed to do; that is, to have total FAITH in God alone.

Jesus then returned to His Father when He had completed the work for which He was sent to do. After His resurrection, He sent His Holy Spirit to seek His “bride” (like Isaac received Rebekah through the work of Eliezer…Gen.24:51). This gathering of His “bride” by the Holy Spirit of God began on the day of Pentecost and will continue until the day of our resurrection. The Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus is still in obedience to God, the Father, and it is God who does the choosing. See John 6:44.

When we are “born of the Spirit” we have received the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus, and we become part of Him. He (Christ Jesus) is the Head and we are His “body”…..Col.1:18. He has already come…to be WITHIN US….Luke 17:21.

In effect, we are like the FIRST Adam. We have the living Spirit of God leading us from within, but we also have the “carnal” spirit of the flesh (earthy) within us as well (our “Eve”). We can choose to have faith in God alone or to follow man’s teachings. We call this our “conscience”. Whether we are born, in this life, as a “man” or a “woman”, we are ALL as Paul relates to himself in Romans chapter 7:22-23…

“For I delight in the law of God after the INWARD man (the re-born spirit that Adam lost): (Vs.23) But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my MIND, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” This is the “flesh vs. the spirit” within us.

Delighting in the law of God DOES NOT mean strictly following the “Ten Commandments”. That is part of OT law. Jesus clarified how we “obey” God in the NT:

Mark 12:29-31…….”The FIRST of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is *ONE Lord: (vs.30) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind, and with all they strength’: this is the FIRST commandment. (vs.31) And the SECOND is like, namely this, ‘Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself.’ There is none other commandment greater than these.”
*[Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are ONE God, not three (3). We can’t “see” God (Father), but He once appeared to us as the “Son”.(flesh). And the Holy Spirit of God is His (Father/Son) unseen power and strength as compared to the “wind”….John 3:8. It is wrong to think of God as “three” different entities as many do…see John 10:30.]

Each of us is actually waging our own wars WITHIN our minds because Jesus told us that “the Kingdom of God is WITHIN you.”….Luke 17:21. We each fight our own “devils” from within. This is the spirit of evil, the “great red dragon”, the “adversary” (Ps. 74:10), or “Satan” (Mt. 16:23) within all of us. God created this “evil” within us in order to test us…Isaiah 45:7. There is NOTHING existing that God did not create, Himself.

What will the conclusion be like? Nobody know for sure how it will happen, but we are told in I Thessalonians 2:7:

” For the mystery of iniquity (our carnal-thinking minds) doth already work (in all of us): only He (God) who letteth will let (allows this), until he (our carnal minds and spirit of evil…the devil in all of us), be taken out of the way (removed from us by God at our resurrection).” For “We shall ALL be changed…in the twinkling of an eye…..” I Cor.15:51-52

Vs. 8-10…”And then shall that Wicked (the evil spirit within all of us) be revealed (our eyes shall be opened and the “scales” removed ….Acts 9:18), whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy (the wickedness within us all) with the brightness of His coming:….”

“Satan” (the adversary within the mind’s of all Mankind) will be consumed and destroyed. We, the Church, (“lively stones” …I Pet.2:5) will be gathered into the “New Jerusalem” as the prepared “bride adorned for her husband” (Christ Jesus). “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?”….I Cor. 3:16.

“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.”….Rev. 21:4

We shall again be as it was before the time of Eve….we shall be “all in all” with God….I Cor.15:28.

Again, the story of “Adam and Eve” is a parable. It is not just the story of two people…it is the story of the birth of “Mankind” and how we were separated from God. Jesus had never been separated from His Father until the time of His betrayal. His grief was so great that He sweat drops of blood. This was not caused by fear of what would happen to Him. He agonized because He was now alone without the Father. …Luke 22:44. He had “become sin” for us, and God cannot be in the presence of sin. Jesus was alone for the first time….ever!

II Cor. 5:21….For He (God, the Father) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin (Jesus); that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Praise God! “It is Finished!” Those the the most beautiful words ever spoken!!

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It’s with great difficulty that most of us can comprehend “spiritual” things. These things can only come through the guidance of the Holy Spirit within. And sometimes there are others who can help to clarify this difficult subject. Nobody has ALL the answers, but one who has many is Elwin Roach.
Article by Elwin Roach:

Traditional teaching sees the snake as being LITERAL, and its ability to speak is explained as a puppet used by Satan to get his message over!! This theory is the product of the carnal mind of man and has no connection with TRUTH. The Hebrew word here translated “Serpent” comes from a primitive root “Nachash” and according to Strong”s means :- enchantment or to practice divination or fortune telling. All psychic functions are the product of the MIND, which means that this “serpent” is the parabolic figure which represents the NATURAL MIND OF MAN. No one can argue that the MIND of MAN is more subtle than any beast of the field, the Lion, or the Tiger or any other predator. These animals have such tremendous ability to out wit and over come their prey, and yet God says the human mind is MORE SUBTLE than all these.

Even children can become very clever at deceiving their parents if they choose to, and criminals become masters of deception, often evading capture for years and some are clever enough to remain free. To set the stage for this Test to see if Adam would be faithful to God, he was put to sleep. While he slept a Spiritual change took place within him, as the Soul which is the female part of all mankind was separated from Adam or the SPIRIT which is MALE. To help us understand this Spiritual operation the parable presents the “Soul” as a separate female identity with ADAM (not GOD) calling her EVE. Remember God called T-H-E-M ADAM, but now in this parable we see TWO people in the Garden, Adam who is male and Eve who is female and we are told they were naked.

This word “Naked” is from a Hebrew Root `aram meaning to be subtle, be shrewd, or to be crafty. So we can see that this “woman” has the same quality as the “serpent.” The SOUL as represented by the “woman” involves the Mind, Emotions and the Will. So it becomes clear that the test involves the MIND’S functions and ability. Notice that in the New Testament there is no mention of EVE being the one that sinned! It is always ADAM who sinned, and yet in the parable, Eve is on her own conducting a conversation within her MIND which is represented as the snake. Eve is reported as seeing, desiring and eating the forbidden fruit, and not Adam. Why is this?

Notice carefully, God never called “them” ADAM and EVE! When God went looking for them he only called A-D-A-M, because every MAN is created MALE and FEMALE. Gen 1: 27. There are no exceptions to this for it is the divine order. Now this poses a problem for us with our distorted view of MALE and FEMALE, so hear what the Spirit is saying to us. Every person regardless of their gender is in fact MALE and FEMALE. This means that IN every person on the planet there is a SPIRIT which is GOD, and that SPIRIT is MALE. However there is also IN every person a SOUL and that soul is by creation the FEMALE part of our being. The SOUL is the Mind, Emotions and the Will, which like the Spirit is an invisible part of our being and is often referred to as the HEART.

“The HEART is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it.” Jer 17:9. “For out of the HEART proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness and blasphemies. ” Matt 15:19. No wonder we are told that the “serpent” is more subtle than any beast of the field.

If you have ears to hear you will hear what the Spirit is saying to us today despite the distortion of generations of feminism and a myriad other false concepts concerning sexuality. We are actually still living the PARABLE of Genesis, considering male and female to be different creations, thinking MEN coming from MARRS and WOMEN from VENUS. Beloved, only the Spirit of the Lord can lift our vision to see the reality of that which we presently see merely as physical. In the Hebrew the man is called “ISH” and the woman “ISHA”. (ISHAW)

Isha was taken out of Ish, and when in the parable God brought the woman to the man, Adam said, “This is now BONE of my BONES, and FLESH of my FLESH, and she will be called Isha because she was taken out of Ish. However when God created man he did not make TWO PEOPLE for they were male and female yet they were ONE. It is easy to see how confused the natural mind of man has become over the issue of male and female. Don’t speak of who should dominate who, or who should be in charge for the TWO ARE ONE. Marriage is but a continuation of the parable of Genesis allowing us to manifest in the physical world the glory of that unity God created in the beginning.

In the natural realm we understand normally a woman cannot produce offspring without the man, and man cannot produce except he become one with the woman. However in the Spiritual realm we discover in the parable in Genesis, that the woman (soul) wandered away from the man (spirit) and united with the snake, or the mind, determining she could achieve God status by exploring a knowledge system God had warned Adam about, the knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam convinced himself that this knowledge held the key to being God in his own right thus deposing God from his rightful position as Lord of the garden.

If we are correct in assuming the whole story of the Garden of Eden is PARABLE, then it must be relevant to every man today, and find its fulfillment in every LIFE. First of all, most people live by the principle that if a thing is good then I will do it, but if it is evil then I will not touch it. This is regarded by most Christians as the way God meant us to live. However we need to be reminded that God said the day you eat or participate in the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, YOU WILL DIE. Why then do people live by that forbidden tree? The answer is that everybody has believed the SERPENTS LIE, and believe we can be AS GOD by eating of that tree!!

This means that everyone has had the same conversation with the snake as Eve had, with the same effect. The “snake” being the carnal mind of man, which is more subtle than any beast of the field. This natural mind convinces us our life is pretty good, because we don’t smoke or drink or beat our wife or commit adultery etc, so we must be OK. It says to us, “HATH GOD SAID you will surely die?” After all, we are alive and doing well so it cannot be true that if we eat of that tree WE WILL SURELY DIE. Here is the next issue, every man believes he is a sinner and therefore NAKED before God. Exactly the same as Adam in the garden.

The verse most quoted is, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom 3:23. As a result of this concept we believe God is angry with us and we must appease him in some way, because we believe we have been cast out of the Garden also and so we look for a way around the flaming sword. We see God behind our sickness and problems and feel this to be punishment for our failures. Thus deep in our subconscious we HIDE FROM GOD.

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That is why Christ tells us to “Seek the Lord” we must stop hiding and begin seeking and continue seeking Him in all matters of our lives.

Thank you dear friend for sharing your thoughts …a blessing for all those who read it.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

ANOTHER SATANIC RITUAL AT WORLD SPORTING EVENT RIGHT IN TIME FOR THE POPE’S VISIT

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ANOTHER SATANIC RITUAL AT WORLD SPORTING EVENT

Hello all,

Well the beat goes on and once again we can follow the evil agenda of the Illuminated ones as they revel there plans in ritualistic fashion at another major World Cup sporting event…this time it’s rugby.  The timing is impeccable as it ties in with the Pope  and his visit to the US. How fitting that the Year of Light, year of Lucifer, began September 14, 1915.

This video is a must watch!  Those who have seen the satanic rituals that have been performed over the last three and a half years will see how things are heating up in the revealing of the Antichrist. After the video I have included an article about September events and CERN.  These really do tie in with each other.

Rugby Video

September Events and Cern

http://www.metatech.org/wp/conspiracy/september-24-2015-23-cern/

Remember the Lord is in charge and only those who have rejected the Lord will be rejoicing over this One World new birth.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS (of Jesus in the heart of the earth)

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS (of Jesus in the heart of the earth)

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” Matthew 12:40

Hello all,

A dear friend recently sent me this study by Elwin R. Roach into the true timing of the three days and nights that Jesus spent “in the heart of the earth”. Without a doubt this is the best study I have ever seen on this issue and the most biblically supported. Not only that, it has a ring of truth to it that can only be Holy Spirit inspired. There has been so much controversy over these days and when they happened, and the mainstream churches just seem to accept and teach that Christ was crucified on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning. This cannot be and is not truth in regards to it being 3 days and 3 nights.

Through this study we find out what “the heart of the earth” truly is and how it relates and was foreshadowed by Jonah’s experience in “the belly of the whale”. If you have ever wondered about the truth of this matter and how it is explained in God’s Holy Word, this is the study for you.

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Three Days and Three Nights In The Heart of The Earth

https://www.godfirnet/Elwin/257_3_Days_and_3_Nights_FRAMES.htm

Sometime during the month of April, or on a rare occasion in late March, there is an enjoining by multiplied millions throughout the world commemorating Easter and/or Passover. Regardless of which it is called, each has a special place in the hearts and lives of those who recognize them as special holy days. Much could be said about them; but this is not what we wish to address today. It is, rather, the heart of the earth wherein Jesus spent His last three days before His resurrection that we want to look at.

Since Jesus compared Jonah’s account of being in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights with what lay ahead for Him, I believe we can say Jonah was also in the heart of the earth; but his earth was called a whale/fish/sea monster, depending on the translation being used. In Jonah’s earth, as it is in the belly of all living creatures, there was constant churning, grinding, acoustic acids that digested everything that entered therein, reducing it all to its lowest state of formless existence. The unidentifiable mass of contents would then be absorbed into the body of that great leviathan; which, of course, is to become its very image. However, Jonah could not be digested to become a permanent part of that earthy creature from the abyss, that which was from *beneath, and neither could Jesus become one with the earth from beneath while in the center of its heart. *”And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.” John 8:32

Jonah fled from his calling and was swallowed by a prepared sea creature. He found himself in the heart of an inescapable, living earth. In contrast, Jesus walked straight into the heart of His destined earth, and there he abode for three days and three nights! Not a day and a half, not parts of three days and nights—but three days and three nights, as did Jonah!

Was Jesus In The Tomb For Three Days and Three Nights?

The New Testament tells us around two dozen times that Jesus would be raised on “the third day.” Yet, none of those verses say anything about three days and three nights. Only one verse mentions this: “For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” Matthew 12:40 (NAS).

It is believed by most that Jesus described how many days He would be entombed beneath the crust of the earth. However, if Jesus was indicating how long he would be buried, we have a grave problem, really.

There are several explanations that have been promoted with attempts to reconcile that which seems to be a conflict of scriptures. One line of thought is that parts of days and parts of nights can mean full days and full nights. You see, as it is maintained, since Jesus spent parts of two days/nights and one whole day and night in the tomb, this means three days. Out of necessity in connecting the dots, it is said that any part of a day must represent a full day; otherwise, Jesus would have been mistaken, and they know that such an error would be impossible. This reasoning, however, would be like saying that a fourteen month old baby who was born in December of 2012, lived through the entire year of 2013, and then into January of 2014 would be three years old. Simply by having lived in parts of three different years would qualify the baby to be three years old. Folks, this type of math does not add up!

Notwithstanding, we should not be too critical on those who embrace this reasoning, for I was of the same persuasion for quite a number of years, along with many of you. We assumed the Hebrew idiom was in play, and any part of a day can be considered a full day, or any part of a year can be a full year. This would be a fact if, indeed, what Jesus said was an idiom. However, according to that which E.W. Bullinger wrote in his Appendix 144 of the Companion Bible, it cannot be an idiom. He said: “…When the number of ‘nights’ is stated as well as the number of ‘days,’ then the expression ceases to be an idiom, and becomes a literal statement of fact.” And this stands to reason; for since Jesus compared what he was facing with Jonah who spent 72 hours in the heart of hell, 48 hours for Him would not work.

The partial days thought must have troubled others as well; for to have Jesus in the tomb three full days and three full nights, some of the Bible scholars moved His crucifixion back in order to fit the three days and three nights as it is in Matthew 12:40. Therefore, the crucifixion was set back to Wednesday. They indicate that Thursday must have been a special Sabbath, the Passover Sabbath, and not the usual Saturday Sabbath. This could be possible, but only if the Passover Sabbath, Nisan 15, was on Thursday of that year when Jesus was crucified.

We know that the Passover lamb was to be slain on the 14th of Nisan (April), the day before the Passover, and we know that Jesus and His disciples were in Jerusalem during the time of that feast. But the question remains, upon which day of the week did the 14th of Nisan fall? Was it Wednesday or was it Friday? Or was it perhaps one of the other days of the week? Do we know? The only way of being sure is to know the year in which He was crucified. When this is known, the day of the Passover can then be rightly determined. So let us see if the year can be established.

The destruction of Jerusalem helps in this matter, as well as a verse concerning Ezekiel: “Lie on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.” Ezekiel 4:6. Most Biblical authorities say that this speaks of the forty years of rejection of their Messiah after His crucifixion. And it is certainly by no coincidence that the Romans began their siege on Passover, which was 70 A.D., exactly 40 years to the day after the crucifixion of Jesus according to the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in his book, Wars of the Jews (Book V, Chapter 13, Verse 7. Of course, with 40 YEARS SIGNIFYING A GENERATION brings to mind something Jesus said concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, “…THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, TIL ALL BE FULFILLED.” Luke 21:32.

Many Bible historians follow this timeline:

1. Jesus was born — 2-4 B.C. [Stephen Jones puts His birth at 2 B.C. while Ernest Martin has it as 3 B.C.]

2. After being baptized His ministry began — 27 A.D.

[In the 3rd chapter of Luke, the Bible gives us a time marker. The 15th year of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius, is specified as the year of Jesus’ baptism, and of His anointing with the Holy Spirit. Another relevant point is that Augustus’ health had been failing for some years, and he was “an invalid at sixty [2 B.C.]” (See, Durant vol.3, p.231). Augustus made Tiberius his co-regent, and in Judea, the reign of Tiberius was dated – not from the death of Augustus (as would normally have been the case) – but from that time, two years prior to the death of Augustus 12 A.D.), when Tiberius was given legal equality with Augustus. Legally, and for all practical purposes, Tiberius was Emperor over the province of Judea even while Augustus was still living. His reign began in 12 A.D., and so the 15th year of Tiberius was 27 A.D., the same year Jesus’ ministry was initiated.]

3. His Ministry lasted — 3 to 3 ½ years

4. He was crucified — on Friday the 14th day of Nisan, or April 7, 30 A.D.

5. The destruction of the temple — 70 A.D., 40 years later

Friday is the most accepted view as to the day of the crucifixion, and one of the reasons has been due to the Roman Catholic Church having instituted the “Good Friday” crucifixion. The “Holy Week” observances as we have them today were established by Rome in the fourth century A.D. when they invented the Easter Sunday resurrection. Even after the Reformation, quite a number of Protestant church organizations carry on with a good amount of the Catholic beliefs and traditions, with some of them being in truth and some not. Such as, the Protestants have rejected the Catholic tradition of the cult of saints and the veneration of Mary. But they continued to embrace the truth that Jesus is the Son of God and died on behalf of the sins of the world. Knowing this to be a sound doctrine, we will not reject it simply on the grounds that the Church of Rome believes it.

There are other substantial reasons why Friday is popularly held as the day of our Lord’s crucifixion. For instance, Matthew 28:1 supplies us with some evidence. This verse says that there were two Sabbaths. Most versions of the Bible render this word “Sabbath” [óá Üôù], that is, in the singular, and this could have been because the translators believed the traditional Saturday/Sabbath premise, even though the Greek manuscripts have it as being plural. This can be verified by anyone with a Greek interlinear translation or a Greek lexicon. Matthew 28:1 therefore should read, “Now after the sabbaths [óá Üôùí], as the first day of the week began to dawn….” That is, “Now after the Passover Sabbath together with the Saturday Sabbath, and as the first day of week began to dawn….”

Those who embrace the Hebrew idiom of partial days being counted as full days are right about one thing, that Friday was the day of the crucifixion; but I believe they erred by assuming “the heart of the earth” was “the grave,” rather than it being “Jerusalem.” If they had known this, I don’t think so many would have used the partial days line of thought.

The heart of something usually speaks of its worth, the most valuable part of a thing. The Greek word for heart is something that is all important to people, and the grave is certainly none of these. The heart is often used as a metaphor, a figure of speech that relates to a thing by its very nature; such as, the heart of a matter, the heart of a novel, as a man thinks in his heart so is he, she has a pure heart, or the central heart of a thought. Although, it can speak of a locality, such as the heart of a watermelon, yet, this is usually not the case whether in the natural or with spiritual matters. Most know that the Heart of Dixie is not a geographical location, but is the intrinsic feeling of the South, or Cigars are said to be the Heart & Soul of Cuba. And Stephen Jones wrote in reference to this: “The phrase, ‘heart of the earth,’ was understood to be Jerusalem. Moslems believe Mecca to be the earth’s center. The Greeks believed this about Delphi on account of its oracle there. Jerusalem, however, has greater claim to being the ‘heart of the earth,’ because it is situated at the midpoint of the land mass of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The people living in Israel had good reason to believe that JERUSALEM was “THE HEART OF THE EARTH”; for Ezekiel even made a couple of similar references to this: “Thus says the Lord GOD, “This is JERUSALEM; I have set her AT THE CENTER OF THE NATIONS…” Ezekiel 5:5. “…And the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.” Ezekiel 38:12 (ESV). This would be the intrinsic center of the earth’s inhabitants, in the center of the nations. We know, of course, they were not located geographically in the dead center of the nations, and they did not live four thousand miles down in the central core of the earth, nor did they live in caves or graves six feet beneath the earth’s surface.

They lived in the heart of the earth, as it was with Jonah in the belly of that great devouring sea creature. They lived in its heart, in its belly where there was constant churning and grinding, where there were caustic political, religious and social acids that digested all who entered and remained therein. They were reduced to the lowest state of existence to be assimilated and absorbed into the body of that great leviathan—Jerusalem. When something cannot be digested, however, the devourer becomes very uncomfortable, in pain, distraught, ill, even unto death and vomits out the indigestible source of indigestion; thus the great fish with Jonah and the religious and political hierarchies of Jerusalem with Jesus. The vomiting out of Jesus, of course, was to crucify Him before their world was destroyed. They could not let His indigestible presence remain in their midst. For that matter, they were so driven by their religious determination, that they were not only conspiring to kill Him but Lazarus as well, the one He had raised from the dead; for they both posed a threat to their existence. It did not matter that they knew Jesus was sent by God, they wanted Him out of there, and by any means possible, especially unto death.

Jesus continually pointed to Jerusalem as the place where He would be swallowed alive, betrayed and crucified: “From that time Jesus Christ began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day.” Matthew 16:21.

There is something to consider concerning Him having been “raised on the third day.” For clarity, it is essential to know the starting point of those three days, and we believe it was when His suffering began. Mark quoted Jesus, saying: “…and they shall mock Him, and shall scourge Him, and shall spit upon Him, and shall kill Him, and the third day He shall rise again.” Mark 10:34. In other words: Three days after He suffers, is mocked, scourged, spat upon, and finally killed, He shall rise again, which will be three days from initial passion of the Lamb.

You see, it was not three days from the time they killed Him, but from the time He began to suffer until he was raised from the dead. Jesus became the sin offering on the night it was determined that He should die, and as a Lamb being led to slaughter, he committed Himself inwardly, soul and spirit, to be slain, and outwardly when He submitted His body and was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. As a sin offering he experienced excruciating mental anguish, enough to sweat as great drops of blood, as well as torturous physical suffering to His body, and ultimately the humiliation of hanging naked for every eye to look upon, even His friends and mother whose heart was breaking. But then, after one more day, His resurrection—totaling three days and three nights in the heart of the earth called Jerusalem.

The suffering, the beginning of the three days and nights, began in Jerusalem—the Heart of the Earth. “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him up to the Gentiles to mock and scourge Him, and ON THE THIRD DAY HE WILL BE RAISED” Matthew 20:17–19.

Let us notice a timeline which starts six days before the Passover, or five days before he was sacrificed, which would have been on a Sunday. This would be the case if Jesus was crucified in 30 A.D. as it is proposed by many biblical scholars and what I believe to be from my own research:

“Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.” John 12:1.

With Jesus having been crucified in 30 A.D., the Passover would have been on a Saturday and six days before would be Sunday when he was in Bethany which was walking distance from Jerusalem.

“On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” John 12:12-13.

On the next day would have been Monday, not Sunday as Catholicism practices, that is, Palm Sunday.

After entering Jerusalem riding the colt upon palm branches, He went to the Temple and looked round about, He returned to Bethany, according to Mark 11: 11. “And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany…” Mark 11:12.

This would have been Tuesday after he cursed the fig tree, went back to the Temple, turned over the money changers tables, cleared the courtyard of the animals that were being sold for sacrifice, and accused them of making His Father’s house a den of thieves. (ref. Mark 11:12-17).

“And when even was come, he went out of the city,” Mark 11:19, presumably back to Bethany where he was staying.

“And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.” Mark 11:20.

This would have been Wednesday, and through the rest of the 11th chapter of Mark and chapters 12 and 13, Jesus is speaking in parables, answering questions, and tripping up the Pharisees who were out to kill him. He had a full day before returning to Bethany Wednesday evening, as the first three verses of Mark 14 indicate:

“It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes made designs how they might take him by deceit and put him to death: But they said, Not while the feast is going on, for fear there may be trouble among the people.” Mark 14:1-2 (BBE – Basic Bible English Translation).t

Now, from Wednesday close to or after sundown to the same time Thursday was one (1) day (24 hours); from sundown Thursday to sundown Friday made two (2) days (48 hours); and from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday was three (3) days—72 hours!

And after three days, Jesus said, the son of man would be raised up. Therefore, that raising was most likely at Saturday’s sunset or shortly thereafter. It could not have been Sunday morning; for that would have been three and a half days in the heart of the earth.

The Greek word for earth is “ge” and can mean either “land” or “earth,” and Jesus said that Jonah is a sign Matthew 12:39. Jesus was a Jonah to Jerusalem. As Jonah was to the sea monster, Jesus was to Jerusalem. Neither was Jonah nor Jesus good for their hosts, and neither were their hosts good for them. And as Jonah was swallowed and suffered for three days and three nights in the belly of that great fish, the heart of the earth, Jesus went into the belly of another fish, “the heart of the earth” called Jerusalem, and His suffering began. Jesus came to His own, to those who lived in the center of the earth, and those who were His own did not receive Him, as we note in John 1:11.

There are many symbolic metaphors and analogies in the Bible. By and large, if this is not known, a vast wealth of understanding will go unnoticed. It can be like a first-time voyager crossing the sea, and the only things he can perceive as real are the winds, a lot of water, the waves, the sea spray, a vast horizon, perhaps a few wayward seagulls, and the splash of a fish now and again. He sees such a minuscule part of what resides beneath. The fathomless depths are teaming with life and death and unfolding beauties of floral and unbounded unity of schools of fish and indescribable creatures of the deep; but he is unaware of any of it.

To read the Bible intellectually alone is like that lowly sailor in his frail catamaran facing almost impossible odds. It is sailing upon the surface, upon knowing only the letter of the word, and not plumbing deep into its mysteries. We may enjoy the voyage, but we will be just as oblivious to the deep things of God as the day we embarked. Let us, therefore, not only venture forth across the sea of scriptures, but let us also plumb the depths so as not to deprive ourselves of easily accessed mysteries that are daily round about us that may pass us by. Let us not forget, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing (Heb. a word): but the honor of kings to search out the matter (Heb. a word).” Proverbs 25:2.

One of those mysteries that has gone unnoticed actually abides on the surface. It is found in Psalm 16:10 and it is quoted in the Acts of the Apostles in Acts 2:27 as well as Acts 13:35-37.

“Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he, whom God raised again, SAW NO CORRUPTION.”

**corruption: Greek, diaphthora; decay. Strong’s Exh. Conc. The Hebrew of Psalm 16:10 shachath; “…go to ruin, decay, be spoiled…be ruined, be rotted.” Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions

You see, “Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption,” and “He…saw no corruption” signifies that the body of Jesus would not be left dead long enough to decay. If Jesus had been in the grave for three days, His body would have seen corruption. The decaying process would have started; but by being there for only a day, there was no decomposition to His body. He was in Jerusalem for three days and three nights, but not in the grave for that amount of time. He suffered in Jerusalem for two days and was in the grave for one day, which was a total of three days and three nights in Jerusalem; that is, in the Heart of the Earth. Two thirds of the time, He was alive and suffering, the other third He was in the tomb. And His uncorrupted body was raised anew after the third day, which would have been shortly after sundown Saturday, not during the dawn Sunday morning. That was when two of the Marys went to the tomb to anoint Him with aromatic spices:

“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.” Mark 16:1-2.

These two verses help a great deal in placing the crucifixion on Friday afternoon rather than Wednesday. For instance:

The spices were bought after the Sabbath, which could have been ten or eleven hours later just before going to the sepulcher early Sunday morning, or perhaps just after sundown Saturday when the Sabbath ended; that is, if businesses opened for a while after the Saturday Sabbath ended. They may have also known a dealer of spices and had gone to his home to buy them. We are not told where or the hour they were bought, but it is clear from Mark, it was after the Sabbath.

It is very unlikely that they would have gone to anoint Jesus if He had been dead for three days, plus twelve more hours from sundown Saturday to sunrise Sunday morning. For as it was said of Lazarus after he had been dead for four days — “He stinketh.”

We do not think that these women would enter the tomb of a decomposing body to anoint it. To my knowledge, such was never done.

And “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” Acts 2:27.

Therefore, since His body was not in repose long enough to see corruption, and the two Marys surely did not expect His body to be stinking, they went to anoint Him around 39hours after His death, i.e. from 3:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning is 39 hours.

Let us close by saying this. Although Jesus suffered greatly in that ancient city of Jerusalem, the Heart of that Earth—we praise God that He submitted Himself to it. For as Margit mentioned after proofing this article: “He now dwells FOREVER in the Heart of another Earth, another Jerusalem; that is, IN THE HEART OF HIS BODY, IN THE HEART OF YOU AND ME.”

Before His time of three days and nights in Jerusalem, when His passion began, Jesus knew that He would not only be temporarily in the Heart of the Earth; but He would be dwelling in the hearts of His own. For He told his disciples:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions (Grk. abodes, living places): if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also….And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be IN YOU.” John 14:1-3 & John 14:16-17.

For three days and three nights, He suffered and died in the old Jerusalem, but the most important matter of all this is that He now rejoices together with you and with me, as He lives forever in the Heart of another Earth, in the New Jerusalem of His many membered body! Praise God!

Elwin R. Roach

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Amen to that! New Jerusalem is in the hearts of all His followers there is no other place on this earth where He resides but in our hearts. Old Jerusalem was destroyed and if a 3rd temple is ever built there it will be for the anti-Christ.

As the dark matter descends upon this world I pray we all cling closely to our glorious Lord and Savior.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!

Patti C.

RELIGION: THE ULTIMATE PERVERSION OF TRUTH (Satan’s most successful and effective weapon!!)

RELIGION: THE ULTIMATE PERVERSION OF TRUTH
(Satan’s most successful and effective weapon!!)

Hello all,

It all began in the Garden of Eden, when Eve ate of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and not the Tree of Life. She chose knowledge over truth and it seems mankind has been doing that ever since. The tree of Life stood for the Truth, and the tree of Knowledge stood for man’s knowing Self. The ultimate choice of choosing knowing self over knowing God, or the choosing of religion over the Truth.

The product of this choice, that Eve and Adam made, was their two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain and Abel represent the two divisions of humanity. Abel took God’s way and Cain took his own way. There are many people today and throughout history who, like Cain, are doing things their own way. They worship and create religions in their own mind and, thinking they are doing enough to appease God, are being rejected.

Thus, Cain is the seed of the woman that that will try and kill Christ, and makes his first attempt at doing so, by killing Abel. Yet, before Cain kills Abel, both sons make an offering to the Lord. This very first offering is foreshadowing the formation of a false religion and a false worship that the seed of the Serpent (Cain) began. This will become the foundation for all false religions throughout mankind’s history, especially when we get into Nimrod, a direct descendant of Cain.

The Bible tells us, in Genesis 4: 3-5, of these offerings: “And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.”

Let’s us look at each verse here. “In the process of time” tells us that this is occurring after the Fall because they are now living outside the Garden, in the realm of time; as before they lived in timelessness, and were eternal. It is also the first time that this word (time) is mentioned in the Bible, which indicates this is where time began. Another explanation for 666…24hours 2+4=6, 60 minutes, 60 seconds, the number of man, the number of religion.

Cain “brought the fruit of the ground” that God has cursed because of the sin of Adam and Eve with the Serpent. He curses Satan to crawl on his belly in it, and for Adam to eat of it and die, and return to it. Cain is offering something man made to the Creator, because Cain has the Serpent’s mind and thinks like Satan, and is accursed with Satan’s pride. Religion stands for pride, in that man thinks he can do works to please God.

Cain brings what he made of the fruit of the ground that he was cursed to till, and he brings it as “an offering unto the Lord.” In doing thus, Cain actually becomes the father of religion, actually thinking that a man, cursed to the ground, could offer God, the Creator of the Universe, anything! Cain worshiped the created, and not the Creator, and therefore his offering was most offensive to God.

Before we hear of God’s rejection of Cain’s offering, we hear of His acceptance of Abel’s. Remember, Cain was first to think that he could give God something that would please Him, by making an offering, in the first place. Abel’s offering is just the opposite of Cain’s.

Abel knows God, he is a true son of Adam, and so he knows what will please God because he has a personal relationship with Him. Abel knows that the only thing that would please God is the Gospel, and worshiping in Spirit (by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) and the Truth, which is God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Genesis 4:4 continues; “and Abel he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering.” Abel brought the Lord what the Lord had created, but not only that, he brought something created by the Lord’s creation, the fat of the lambs. Neither would be possible if God had not created them.

The very fact that Abel brings the first born lambs, proves that he knows the Gospel, and that the Savior, of all mankind, will come from the first born Lamb of God, Jesus. Thus, Abel honors the Creator, the Creator’s creations, the Creator’s plan (the Gospel) and Jesus, all in one offering!

This big lie, that Satan told Eve in the garden, is the very same lie being taught in churches, today. Pastors and preachers are telling people that all they have to do is be baptized by water, join the church, give their money to the church, do “good works” and they will be saved. They will be saved and go to heaven and surely they will never die. This lie is the basis of ‘religion’, for it is the same way, even today, that Satan, through his false teachers and preachers, teach that all religions are just different paths to the same God. Also, by this statement, “ye shall not surely die”, the serpent is calling God a liar, and that God’s Word cannot be trusted.

The religion created by Satan’s seed is the religion of the Pharisee that had Christ put to death on the cross, thus bruising Christ’s heel. When Christ dies for all mankind’s sins and then rises from the grave, he overcomes sin and death and thus bruises, or crushes Satan’s head. Sin and death are what Satan is all about, and Christ dealt him a deadly blow. The deadly wound to Satan’s head will be healed, as stated in the Book of Revelation, but only for a short time. God will use Satan for His own plans and give mankind over to Satan’s rule and religion, because that is what mankind wants. In the end times, the mass majority of mankind will want religion more than the Truth.

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We see, by the offerings made by Cain and Abel, that this is a very crucial part of the Genesis story, and how very important it is for us to understand the implications. So much happens in just a few words or verses, that knowing the foundation and the language makes a world of difference in interpretation. It also shows us that God had all this in mind before the foundation of the world, and is passing this knowledge onto man, at the very beginning of man’s creation.

Because Abel was the “good seed” of Adam, he had a personal relationship with God, and the Gospel. Cain, the “bad seed” has a personal relationship to his father, the Serpent, and the mind of his father, the Serpent, and that is why His offering, of the created to the Creator, was rejected. Cain was taking pride in what he created, out of the ground, and not in what God created. This Pride, that caused Satan’s fall and began man’s journey away from God, is shown to us wonderfully when Cain finds out his offering is rejected. Gen. 4:5 tells us; “But onto Cain and to his offering, He (God) had not respect.”

Not only did He not respect Cain for thinking of it, but God did not respect the offering itself. God is showing us that pride, and the offerings of pride, to Him, reflect the path of man made religion, a path to Him that God totally rejects.

Cain’s sin of pride is further illustrated in what he does when his offering is rejected; “and Cain was very wroth and his countenance fell”. If Cain did not harbor the sin of pride, why would he be “wroth” (filled with wrath) and his face turned down? He had to be prideful to be so angry and ashamed. At this point, God even tells him that if he seeks to know the Gospel and the Truth, as his brother does, then he, too, can have a personal relationship with Him; “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted ?”.

Then God warns Cain of what will happen to him if he does not; “And if thou does not well sin lieth at the door. And onto thee shall be his desire and thou shall rule over him.” In other words, Cain will be left with only his evil desires and these evil desires shall rule over Cain, just like they did his father the Serpent.

This seed of the Serpent, carried down throughout history, is the religious spirit of the antichrist that John speaks about and it is taking over the whole world. The Jews at the time of Jesus’ ministry are the prime example of this, as they were not worshiping in Spirit and in Truth, instead they had made a religion of the Truth, just like Cain did.

The followers of the religion of Judaism is still doing this today! They do not worship in Spirit for they have not Christ, which is the only way to have the Holy Spirit. They do not worship in Truth because Christ is the Truth, and they know not Him!! Why oh why do we see these people as God’s chosen people? This is the ultimate perversion of Truth, this has been and still is Satan’s most successful and effective weapon against the true elect, the true chosen people of God!

Come out of religion and into the truth!! Being born again is the only way to the Kingdom of God! A personal relationship with Jesus and giving ones life to Him and receiving the Holy Spirit that will lead one to all Truth is the way. Religion leads to death and hell, and Truth leads to Life eternal. Choose Life!!

With love for all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ who have found the Truth and it has set them free. May the Lord give you the strength to shine forth His Light into this dark world.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!

Patti C.

ABRAHAM’S SEED = THE CHURCH

ABRAHAM’S SEED = THE CHURCH

Hello all,

I know that this is not a popular subject, and so very few want to study about this issue, or to even read the studies of other people. I have posted my studies about this, and yet I still feel the need to keep doing so, as it is such an important issue, one that leads to a better understanding of the Word of God, and His plan that is unfolding in these last days.

Having studied this extensively through the modern Bible scholars, at least ones that have written over the past 100 years, I decided to see what the early Church fathers may have to say about who Israel truly is. I like to say as close as possible to the roots of early church, and although I have written about what the disciples themselves said about this and provided the verses that plainly state the facts, I wanted to see if these facts were carried on into the 2nd century Church as well.

I found a most interesting collection of books called “Against Hereies” written by a famous second century Bible scholar. Below is what I found.

This man, Irenaeus, who wrote the 5 books “Against Heresies”, lived from 130-200AD.

He was a disciple of Polycarp, who himself was a disciple of John the Evangelist.

Irenaeus was not looking for a Jewish kingdom. He interpreted Israel as the Christian church, the spiritual seed of Abraham.
Here is what he has to say: (I capitalized some of his words)
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BOOK 5
Chapter 32:2

2. Thus, then, the promise of God, which He gave to Abraham, remains stedfast. For thus He said: “Lift up thine eyes, and look from this place where now thou art, towards the north and south, and east and west. For all the earth which thou seest, I will give to thee and to thy seed, even for ever.”

And again He says, “Arise, and go through the length and breadth of the land, since I will give it unto thee;” and [yet] he did not receive an inheritance in it, not even a footstep, but was always a stranger and a pilgrim therein.

And upon the death of Sarah his wife, when the Hittites were willing to bestow upon him a place where he might bury her, he declined it as a gift, but bought the burying-place (giving for it four hundred talents of silver) from Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite. Thus did he await patiently the promise of God, and was unwilling to appear to receive from men, what God had promised to give him, when He said again to him as follows: “I will give this land to thy seed, from the river of Egypt even unto the great river Euphrates.”

If, then, God promised him the inheritance of the land, yet he did not receive it during all the time of his sojourn there, it must be, that together with his seed, that is, those who fear God and believe in Him, he shall receive it at the resurrection of the just. FOR HIS SEED IS THE CHURCH, which receives the adoption to God through the Lord, as John the Baptist said: “For God is able from the stones to raise up children to Abraham.”

Thus also the apostle says in the Epistle to the Galatians: “But ye, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of the promise.”

And again, in the same Epistle, he plainly declares that they who have believed in Christ do receive Christ, the promise to Abraham thus saying,”

The promises were spoken to Abraham, and to his seed. Now He does not say, And of seeds, as if [He spake] of many, but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”

And again, confirming his former words, he says, “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith are the children of Abraham. But the Scripture, fore-seeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, declared to Abraham beforehand, That in thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which are of faith shall be blessed with faithful Abraham.”

THUS, THEN, THEY WHO ARE OF FAITH SHALL BE BLESSED WITH FAITHFUL ABRAHAM, AND THESE ARE THE CHILREN OF ABRAHAM.

Now God made promise of the earth to Abraham and his seed; yet neither Abraham nor his seed, that is, those who are justified by faith, do now receive any inheritance in it; but they shall receive it at the resurrection of the just.

For God is true and faithful; and on this account He said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

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I am presenting this is the spirit of showing how deceived the modern Church has been on this issue, as on so many others issues that are based on the infiltration of false doctrines. These false doctrines have been presented by men with an agenda, to keep the members of the end time churches in the dark as to the Truth of God’s Holy Word.

I have to say that I feel very alone in trying to present this, and there are many who have accused me of all manner of things. This has not deterred me, but has caused me to search all the more passionately for the truth.

Again, I encourage anyone to FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF. Actually the books written by Irenaeus are a treasure trove of information, and I highly recommend taking a look at them. In my next post, I will present his writings about the Antichrist, which are also very interesting.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!

Patti C.

CONCERN ABOUT CERN: The Nepal Earthquake and the LHC

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CONCERN ABOUT CERN: The Nepal Earthquake and the LHC

Hello all,

When I awoke today and saw that a tremendous earthquake had happened in Nepal I wondered if it had anything to do with activities at CERN. It did not take me long to find out (thanks to BPEarthwatch) that there is a very definite connection.

The quake in Nepal happened at the same time as the strongest surge at CERN. Is this just a strange coincidence? I think not! I will let the video explain it and let you see what you think.

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I believe we are at the point where the fifth angel of tribulation is sounding. Here are quotes from the book of Revelation.

Rev 9:1

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”

Rev 9:2

“And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

CERN is opening the bottomless pit, the dimension of darkness, and unleashing demons into this dimension. The smoke of the pit being the darkness that is overtaking all human life, all mankind that is not under the protection of the precious blood of Christ. A very earthshaking and literal destruction as well as a very soul shaking and spiritual destruction.

We must remember that the Lord is allowing this to take place. We must not fear what is taking place because for those who know and love Jesus this all means that His Coming is near and that is something to rejoice about. God is in charge! Keep that always in mind and heart and trust in Him to direct and protect us.

Jesus tells us very clearly in Luke 21 how we are to act and react when these end time events come upon us. He tells us of the persecution that will take place for all those who love Him.

Luke 21: 9-19

“But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

Luke 21:10

Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

Luke 21:11

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Luke 21:12

But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

Luke 21:13

And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

Luke 21:14

Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Luke 21:16

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

Luke 21:17

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

Luke 21:18

But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

Luke 21:19

In your patience possess ye your souls.”

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Let us stand firm in His love and fear not what man can do to us. Empty our hearts and minds and let the Lord fill them with right thoughts and actions. Get out of our own way and let Him speak through us to the ones who are persecuting us in hopes they may hear the Lord speak and also be saved.

Not a hair on our head shall perish as we will be saved no matter what happens to us. This assures us of our eternal life with our King.

The time is at hand.

With much Love for all my brothers and sisters in Christ.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!

Patti C.