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“PLEASE”… JESUS THE CHRIST is Saying!

So Easter has come and gone, so why would Jesus  be saying  “PLEASE …”? Take a guess.  We use the word please to be polite. But in this sense JESUS is saying ” PLEASE”  being used as A DECISION WORD. Like we as humans sometimes say please when we disapprove of something said in a conversation, or when we do not agree in general with something. For example: When confronted with something not pleasing to me I say Please in a way as if to hold back my attitude or temper. I know some of you know exactly what I am saying… lol! Or we say ” child please you better gone on… lol!  In other words “be gone.” So JESUS  is saying “be gone with the lies…” He’s saying PLEASE quit fooling ourselves, and others.

I waited to write this after Easter day because no one would have read it before Easter.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into beginning through Him, and not even one thing that was created came into being without Him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men John 1:1-4

And undeniably great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16

Christ Jesus Who although He existed in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, and was made in the likeness of men, and took the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man,  He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even to death of the cross. Philippians 2:6-8

The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Behold! the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Truly , truly… before Abraham was born, I AM.”   John 8:58

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending”, says the Lord, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to  come… the Almighty”…. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last… even the one Who is living: for I was dead, and behold, I am alive into the ages of eternity. Amen. Revelation 1:8, 11, 18

This day Jesus was hung on a cross to save us was His  calling to be fulfilled to justify His being.  It was the most terrific and ultimate act of a spiritual battle for the lives of us. This battle many of us do not understand nor will some ever understand; this battle is spiritual and it is between Jesus the Christ, the Son of God the Savior of humankind, and satan we call him the devil, which is the  adversary of God and the destroyer of us; oh by the way satan hates us.  The battle between Jesus and satan started in Heaven and trickled down to earth. It went down to the Garden of Eden and on to Jerusalem.  But the battle is for control of the world and the people in it. This is a heated battle, a vicious battle, a brutal battle, a battle to the death.  It’s the between the power of God vs. the power of satan. The Advocate – Jesus vs. the adversary. Loving vs. hating. Good vs. Evil. Humility vs. Pride. Compassion vs. Brutality. Righteousness vs. sin. Forgiveness vs. condemnation.

Everything evil, and its unseen forces are all standing against one man, Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. This battle is a major, major, major fight. This fight is to make sure we are saved, from a burning hell fire, from the eternal death. We make light of this battle, because we do not know enough about it. Therefore, because we don’t know much about it,  we tend to take it for granted; or better yet deny its existence. However, this battle caused Jesus to have to come down from His home and deal with all the destruction that was taking place here on earth.

Information on the Origin of the Battle: Before You can understand you need to know something about the Battle.   New King James Version (NKJV)

Ezekiel 28:12-19   

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Revelation 12:7-10

“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till iniquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.

18 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the people are astonished at you;
You have become a horror,
And shall be no more forever.

Isaiah 14:  12-17

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.

16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?

Revelation 12: 7- 12

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!   Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.

 

Genesis 3: 1-5

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

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Jesus is saying “I did not give my life to hang on a Cross for  a Easter, day, easter candy, easter dresses, easter suites, easter eggs, easter parties or an easter holiday. I hung on the Cross for You! Do not take a day and call it easter, which has no significant meaning for me. You can cut the celebrations and decorations because there is nothing glamorous about Me hanging on a Cross, being beaten until I could no longer stand on My own two feet. Nothing is cute about me being abused at the hand of sinners. The easter you celebrate is to please the sinner and the unsaved, but has nothing to do with Me at all. You have used my sacrifice to yourself and made it something quite comical. My death has nothing comical in it or about it at all. I died for you, do you know how my Father felt seeing His only son misused at the hands of sinners. Do you have any idea how I might have felt? No you do not. Sinners, and the unbelievers have taken this day to turn you all against Me. Ok, let’s say, or you may say “we celebrate this day because it is for the children”, ok, if you want to do something for the children, then TELL THEM THE TRUTH!!!! Tell them the truth early, the earlier the better, don’t let lies linger on.

Let me help you all: ALL of these days you celebrate were created by men, to stand for something that I went through, but men have no idea the damage they have caused. I suffered all of this  because of you all! If you want to celebrate something celebrate ME. Celebrate the Truth and why I came to earth, Celebrate MY Words and live by them. Do you have any idea at all….? Do You? Eggs do not represent ME,  new clothes do not represent ME, hunting eggs do not represent ME, dyed eggs do not represent ME, it represents what you want it to, which is all far from ME, and the true Crucifixion. How can I say this more plainly? There is nothing glamorous about Me telling  a evil world of people how to live. There was nothing exciting about me offending the establishment. There was nothing trendy about challenging a group of people set in their ways, and were completely sure they knew everything  about my life, before I Was.  There was no beauty in the assumption that I was  just a man or just a prophet. NOTHING, and I MEAN NOTHING!!!! But all that goes back to the Battle. The Battle for your Souls. Although I was born to take upon Me the sins of the world, I found no pleasure in doing so. I had to take this bitter cup upon my self to save you. But I pleaded with MY FATHER TO TAKE IT AWAY, TO CHANGE HIS MIND, BUT HE DID NOT. WHY? HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED A LOVE SO STRONG? No. YOU CANNOT EVEN COMPREHEND A LOVE SO AMAZING. How can I say this? Look around, when you love something you do not destroy it, you will go out of your way to save it. HE did not take it away because I had to die for you, if I had not you would all be dead in sins and dead in life. Nothing would be right about the world and the people in it! NOTHING! There would be no one in Heaven but us and the angels, no people or human souls. BUT………

This Battle CAUSED ALL OF THIS, THE BATTLE – IS THE REASON WHY I CAME. I had to come. When My Father created you all, He also developed a special love for you. It it un-explainable to you because you would not understand it. He took pride in designing you, and it was stronger than the love a parent have, after seeing a baby being born for the first time. It has a bond stronger than the bond of a parent after holding a baby in its arms the very first time ever. Maybe you are getting the idea, but you cannot completely understand it, because My Fathers love is deeper, much deeper.

Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he has many other names. He committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, and SO HE created sin, so sin is nothing new. Satan was the first one to do something wrong on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, in fact he told them he was going to be better than God. Isaiah 14: 14-15    But, God made him better and gave him extra talents and gifts.  Ezekiel 28:12-18

Satan became prideful in himself.  He had become so prideful that he though himself to be better than God, his creator. He revolted, rebelled, protested against God, in other words he turned against God. He hated God! He became jealous and wanted everything God had and more. He could not defeat God by himself so he managed to get other angels to help him in his fight against God. They wanted to take over, and become the new bosses of Heaven. Can you imagine that? Think about it. The fight got ugly. A battle is small, but a war is huge. So a war was  started in heaven.  A war between good and evil, humble and pride, hate and love, wisdom and ignorance,  compassion and hard heartiness, being righteousness or being sinful. Having a godly mind or having a wrong mindset. This war was so bad it followed satan to the earth, because God became tired of playing with satan, so he expelled him from his homeland- Heaven,  and along with him was 1/3rd of his  demon buddies. He was relocated to the Earthly realm. Revelation 12:7-10

So since the earth became his new home, ask Eve, he decides and was determined to mess up everybody lives here.  God also gave him dominion over the earth, actually God just let him control earth until his time was up forever. When I say control I mean the minds of men. But God only let satan think he was in control, because satan really has o get God’s permission to bother us.

Everything was God’s from the beginning and it will be in the end.  Satan is also the prince of the air. Ephesians 2:2

There is a war in Heaven, Michael and his angels  are in a war with the dragon , they are fighting  with satan  and his angels, over who will have control of the earth. This war has come over into the earth, its spiritual. It is spiritual to us because we cannot see it with the naked eye but we can see and feel the effects it has caused upon the earth. The reason it is spiritual is because we cannot see into the heavenly places with the naked eyes.  This war is spiritual in nature, but is felt in reality.

There is a 1st heaven which surrounds the earth, called the environment.  The 2nd heaven which is the atmosphere or space where the astronauts travel, where they can see stars and planets.  That is where the angels hang out. And the 3rd heaven is the Home of God/Jesus Christ.  That is where God handles all His business.  So! Everything that has aligned itself against God is and has to be of satan. But everything that is standing  and living for Jesus and His Word is of God. There is no in between. You are for God and against satanic influences or you are for  satan and working against  God and godly  principles.

Back to satan when he caused  Adam and Eve to sin, he gained a temporary victory.  Then Cain their son messed up and killed his brother. Satan just messed up everything for a time. After all  that,   the offspring of the first family just carried the sin on down through the family line. The sins were so great and steady piling up, becoming greater and greater, but the whole time   while God was watching  he was giving them chance after chance to change and repent. Some did but the other 99% did not. So God sent the flood but saved Noah to get the family started over again. Satan had accomplished a lot, caused lots of lost souls, destruction in the people hearts and minds, turned their hearts away from God. But God beat him again. God destroyed sin once again. Satan was defeated. After the flood satan came back again. The waters of the flood was like being baptized, God baptized and sanitized the land from the filth satan caused men to do. It was such terrible sins. He washed away their sins by water. God cleaned up and cleaned out everything except 2 of each animals and Noah’s family, to start a new human race. Boy, satan   was  angry for sure and still is; now he’s  thinking up a new plan to try to defeat God. You would think by now satan should have figured it out that he will NEVER defeat God!!!  However,  for some reason humans have given satan the encouragement,  helped him with will power, and his ego to make him think that he can win this war against God.  But he has the push or the urge he needs from us. Why? Because we refuse to stop sinning and the more we sin the more power we give satan to make him think he can be God’s/ Jesus equal. How? Because of the hatred, anger, deceit,  lying, murdering, lusting, adultery, greed, the fornication, self desires, all that stuff that God considers SIN, we do gives satan more power. He works on our mind and thoughts first. Because of us he thinks he has proven to God some big point. Humans have helped satan. Some know this but millions upon millions of us don’t; because we think we do good, but in Jesus eyesight we have committed terrible sins, sins against Him and the Father.

Satan roams the earth 25 hours a day and we all know there is 24 hours to a complete day, at least that is what we use as guides for every 24 hours. That means we have no time out of his presence, satan is always there to bother us, even in our sleep.

Job 1:6- 8  NKJV   Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, ” From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From GOING TO AND FRO on the earth,  and from walking BACK AND FOURTH on it.” Then the LORD said to Satan, ” have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth,  a blameless and upright man, one who fears GOD and shuns evil?”

 I Peter 5: 8-9  Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

BUT GOD GAVE YOU A WAY TO ESCAPE HIM, OR AT LEAST A WAY OUT FROM UNDER THE RULE OF SATAN! IF WE CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT.

I Peter 5:9 RESIST HIM, BE STEADFAST IN FAITH!

Satan already know his final destination- Sheol, so guess what, he will have company and lots of it. Who? Many of us if we do not stop sinning and repent to God for forgiveness and cleansing. IT CAN BE VERY HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND HOW SATAN FUNCTIONS, and so many of us believe satan is not real. If we believed, it does not matter if we know it as a fact, but if we believe God is real, then we need to also believe satan is real. We do not have to visually see something to believe it real. God said he was real and that should be enough convincing to know he is real. So if the enemy satan  is real, then we need to be able to stand against him. God tells us how to do that.

 

So back to Easter,  Easter came about as a symbolic way to remember my death, and all the events that surrounded it. Instead of being truthful about it has been told to seem like a fairy tale. But come to my time period and experience it for yourself.  Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he also has many other names; committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, but he created sin. So sin is nothing new. He created sin, he was the first one to do something wrong. Then on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, as a matter of fact he told them he was going to be better than God. He even thought he was going to take over Heaven and be God. He wants our praises, he wants our worship and he wants our souls.

God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ to die for us, to conquer sin and do away with satan once and for all. Christ was bore to die 3 days for us. Jesus was promised to us long before he actually was born. Throughout the old testament his birth was foretold; His death was foretold also. See satan cannot predict your future, but he sure can make you think he can. He only knows that God has something great in store for us and he will do his best to keep us from it! But he sure could not keep Christ from being born. If he could have he would have. Why? Because he knew Jesus was about something  grand and great! He was bringing a gift to mankind. He was going to deliver a final blow to satan and his plans for mankind.  So  satan got very busy, satan knows he cannot ever defeat  Jesus Christ. Never as in infinity ever.  But  Jesus was arrested, had a trial,  and then ultimately crucified.  Jesus was innocent, He had never lied, murdered, lusted,  was no fornicator, never bared false witness, none of that stuff we are all so familiar with. HE WAS SINLESS. But  throughout HIS ministry HE was often treated unfairly. HE was cruelly executed by men who allowed satan to come into them. Satan used them, and they allowed him to. JESUS’ crucifixion could be considered the perfect example of  an unfair judicial practice.  Can you even imagine the shame and humiliation JESUS must have felt. But on the other hand, Jesus had to do it. HE HAD TO LET THE EVENTS HAPPEN, it was a mandatory action HE was in total agreement  letting this performance happen, just to benefit us. We are the one who actually benefited for HIS death on the Cross. He unselfishly gave himself up for us. We make light of the facts, and try to change Biblical history. But the truth of all of JESUS’ deeds and actions can never be hidden. Man has attempted to change history, Biblical history,  in  Matt 24:35  “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY words shall not pass away”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All JESUS wants is for the TRUTH TO BE TOLD, and not lies.  Lots of people don’t understand Me nor MY Causes BECAUSE the TRUTH has been diluted. It’s not a game, it’s not a holiday. IT’S about the future of your lives and the live I lived. I LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.MY FATHER LOVES ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MAY RECEIVED IT BACK AGAIN.NO ONE TOOK IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I HAVE AUTHORITY TO LAY IT DOWN AND AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE IT BACK AGAIN. THIS COMMANDMENT I RECEIVE FROM MY FATHER                   I JOHN 10:15-18

MAN TOOK NOTHING FROM ME, I GAVE IT.  I DID THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH WAS TO GIVE MY LIFE AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS. In Psalm 40: 6-8  “For this reason when He comes into the world. He says, Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but you have prepared a body for ME ( the human body Christ was given to come to earth). You did not delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then said I, Lo, I come to do Your will, O GOD”..  Hebrew 10:5-7

Jesus was sad about having to leave, He had made friends and had lived on earth for 33 years. His heart was heavy but HE knew the time had come. If you could change places with Christ at the time, you could experience first hand the thoughts and feelings He must have felt. HIS heart was burdened for us. But… He took upon Himself everything that was wrong with society and us. His mercy and grace for us was what made HIM go through it. He endured all His sufferings in HIS body and in His flesh so that  He save us. His obedience to His Father, his willingness to obey saved us. There was nothing on the earth or in the earth that could take away our sins accept Jesus.  No more killing of animals as a way to atone for sin. Why do you think sin and the mention of sin in the Bible is such a big issue?  SIN WAS SO BAD THAT JESUS HAD TOO COME TO SAVE US. HE DIED FOR ALL OF US, BUT SOME OF US WILL NOT BE SAVED NO MATTER WHAT? WHY? BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO BE. SIN IS ALL THINGS THAT HAVE COME UP AGAINST GOD AND HIS WORD.                                                         SIN IS IMPORTANT TO JESUS, BECAUSE IT DIVIDED US FROM HIM. HE DOES NOT WANT US TO BE SEPARATED FROM HIM. BUT SATAN SAW TO THAT, WHEN HE CAUSED THE SEPARATION OF ADAM AND EVE FROM GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT EASTER IS ASSOCIATED WITH SIN.  WE CELEBRATE EASTER YEAR AFTER YEAR,  AND FORGET IT WAS BECAUSE OF YOUR SINS, SINS OF THE HUMANS.  I  WAS CRUCIFIED IN THE FIRST PLACE TO SAVE. IN HISTORY THE BLOOD OF GOATS, RAMS, BULLS COULD WASH AWAY YOUR SINS, THEY NO LONGER WASH AWAY SINS. THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO WASH AWAY SINS, BUT NOT ANY MORE! MAN CANNOT SAVE HIMSELF. One reason for that is people began to use animal sacrifices for evil purposes. So i had to do something different.

Why should it matter to you? God created the earth and everything in it to be a paradise, a lovely place, a peaceful place, a beautiful place, a place where no one or nothing would destroy it. A home to His creation, a place where He could dwell also, a clean beautiful place, A Holy place His kingdom on earth. But… but… but… satan came and messed it all up!!! Have u ever experiences a gathering of good friends, or a family gathering, everybody was happy and enjoying everything, until that one person or that one somebody showed up and just ruined everything … ok that is what satan did, he just ruined everything for everybody. he just messed up earth, and the joy and peace, harmony and love was gone.  He ruined it for all of us. So now we have to work with God to get all of that back.  Jesus had to come to restore everything we once had in common with God back to us again. If you are a true child of God you belong to Him, He owns us he paid a price for us. He gave His life for us.

 So Easter is not about eggs. Tell your children the truth now as children. Jesus is much more important than eggs, candy and new clothes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

JESUS also give us this important warning;  I Peter 5: 8-11

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 Satan is a spiritual being that have poisoned the mind of men that have sided against God and the Bible. Don’t be fooled any more by lies humans have conjured up to fool you. Stop spreading and carrying on traditions that I have nothing to do with. Man say anything to sway your belief in ME, satan have gotten in men and convinced them to lie about ME and to lie on ME, But the thing that hurts me is YOU BELIEVE THE LIES. YOU BELIEVE THEM AND CHOOSE TO DENY ME!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you
formerly walked according to the course of this world, according
to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now
working in the sons of disobedience. You look in the
mirror and that is the outside you that you see. The next layer of
you is the mind, will and emotions, and finally the spirit man. We
know people by their fruit, that is to what level or degree they are
mature in the Lord or even if they know the Lord. We need to be
allowing the Holy Spirit of God in all situations to help us possess
our souls, and therefore our actions outwardly, love, joy, peace,…
Sometimes this is not easy to do in certain situations. Choose the
150 high road. CHOOSE to do things God’s WAY! This is not about
you but representing Jesus before others. This is the true suffering
for Christ, the true growth in God. Realize this, if it is banging on
your door, take the test! Is it God looking for a Godly response in
you?, Are you being refined?, Is your flesh the problem?, Is your
mind, will, or emotions being worked on by the Lord? Is He
showing you something about yourself? Is the flesh of another
coming at you? Will you love them in spite of themselves as Jesus
does us? Or have you given the enemy grounds to come into your
life by a wrong attitude toward another or even yourself or God?
Wrong feelings?  Wrong thoughts? You know it is wrong? Some
where the enemy has sown a bad seed! The TIME is now to deal
with it! Repent and be determined to do good, go the extra mile so
they will see, listen, and learn! Forgive and love! (Matthew 5:48)
For example: The devil wants God’s creation, mankind, in hell.
The Devil hates what God has made done you your life, so he uses
spirits of racism to divide, cause disunity, strife, and contention!
Why? Because the devil knows he is in major trouble if we come
together in unity! (See Unity Prayer) (Hint: Never blame God!)

 

The Spiritual Realm is Real The spiritual realm is a real unseen existence, alive and active. There is a war going on of satan and his demonic spirits (evil) against God, His angels, and praying saints. This war is for the possession of your soul (mind, will, and emotions) and to dominate the unredeemed spirit of all unsaved on earth. There are many lies out there. Let me give you insight as to how these lies work to seduce and draw you away from God and the relationship He desires to have with you and His loving thought out plan for your life in Him.

Some of those lies:
Lie #1 All people will be forgiven and be in Heaven. God will surely forgive me without Jesus in my life.

Lie #2 There is no God or Devil.

Lie #3 There is no Heaven or Hell.

Lie #4 The Bible was just a book written by men.

Lie #5 Religion was thought up by a man or men to control the masses.

Lie #6 Man evolved.

Lie #7 I believe some of the Bible is true and I don’t take it so Literally, I am okay.

Lie #8 I can get to Heaven on my own good behavior or merit.

Lie #9 I am good and I will be good and help others. (This is called “works”.)

Lie #10 I believe in God but I don’t think I need to ask Jesus into my heart, because there are many ways to Him.

Lie #11 I believe there is a God. I believe in God. This “cross” or “Jesus” thing is not for me.

Lie #12 I believe in God, and His Son and what Jesus did. I am good, and that is good enough!

Lie #13 I believe Jesus was just a Prophet sent by God.

Lie #14 How can Jesus’ Blood save anyone? …
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that’s a bloody Religion. Do you expect me to teach my children that?

Lie #15 I will never be good enough. I’m working on it.

Lie #16 God is dead

Lie #17 I am not important enough to God
… it’s God’s fault, what kind of God would…, and the excuses & lies go on!
The devil gives people excuses and reasons to believe God does not exist or that He is far off. The devil is also trying to persuade people into thinking they don’t need God or that He is a weak God. The devil does not want you to know that God is loving, kind, merciful, & forgiving, He has a good plan for your life; a relationship with Him moment by moment, our One True, and LIVING God, our Heavenly Father!
The devil, originally named Lucifer, is a created being, a fallen Cherub (angel), who became twisted on the inside. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning? How art thou cut down to the ground, which weakened (by deception) the nations”? (Isaiah 14:12) The only power the devil has is the power you give him over yourself by believing his lies. These lies are like a trap, or a snare that take people captive. The devil, the enemy of God, and his evil followers on this planet are always trying to deceive and draw us away from our Heavenly Father, from a relationship with God the True Heavenly Father and His plan for our lives. People don’t even realize when they are deceived or ensnared, that is how slick (devious) the devil is. The most dangerous thing I see in people that allows this deception to occur is pride. Pride is blindness to God, His Way, and the reality that we need Him! Pride tells us that we can do things without God’s help or intervention. That is dangerous (deadly). Through pride we become blinded, set in our minds and hearts to go another way (stiff necked), with a bad attitude (hard-hearted) and rebellious (against or opposing God). When blinded like that we can believe a lie or think we are okay even when we are not. God is the turning point, the turning around place is in Him! We need God’s help! We need God!

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(More Nippets from The 1000 More Things You Always Wanted To Know About the Bible

From the Book: 1000 More Things You Always Wanted To Know About The Bible by Stephen Lang

Chapter 2   THE BIBLE VERSUS the MODERN WORLD

#23  Divine Creation vs. Darwin   According to intellectuals, the 1925 Scopes trial (also known as the “monkey trial”) settled forever the question of whether the Bible was reliable as a science textbook. Technically, teacher John Scopes was found guilty for teaching evolution in his science class, but the worldwide audience that followed the trial felt that Scopes – and Darwin’s theory of evolution – won the day. But not so fast: in the 1090s some school boards began to modify their views on the subject. Scientist who take new findings  seriously began to question whether Darwin was as wise as they thought. And Christians not always willing to roll over and play dead when confronted with a secular worldview, had pressed for school systems to at least teach the possibility that God created the world (and not necessarily in six twenty-four-hour day, following Genesis1). The battle is still on, a battle not just between religion and secularism, but between unbelievers and those who think the deep kerned of truth in Genesis I ( that a personal God created the world with a purpose) is still deserving a hearing in our schools. (p. 11)

Chapter 2  THE BIBLE VERSUS the MODERN WORLD

#52 Ohio, the BIBLE, and The Modern World

The State Motto of Ohio is a quote from the Bible: ” With God All Things Are Possible” (Matt. 19:26) Inevitably the forces of secularism had to protest this, citing the usual issue of “separation of church and state”. In May 2000 a federal appeals court ruled that the motto was indeed unconstitutional. (p. 27)

Chapter 4  WHAT THE FAMOUS SAID

#103  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essays of Emerson (1803-1882) used to be required readings for every schoolchild, and he is still quite readable. The man known as a Transcendentalist was hardly a Christian in the usual sense, but he did  have a deep respect for the Bible. In fact, Emerson noted that mankind would probably never get rid of the Bible, even if it wished to: ” Pitch it out the window and bounce, it comes back again”, He claimed that the Bible was “the most original book in the world”. “The alphabet  of the nations, and an engine of education of the first power.” (p. 52)

 Chapter 4  WHAT THE FAMOUS SAID

# 112  Uncle Tom’s Author

Harriet Beecher Stowe gave the world the poplar anti slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and people often forgot that she was a devout Christian. She credited the Bible not with giving her amoral foundation but also with stimulating creativity: ” I am certain that the constant contact of the Bible with my childish mind was a great mental stimulant, as it certainly was the cause of a singular and vague pleasure”. (p. 56)

Chapter 5  CUSTOMS OF CHRISTIANS

#178  SALT AND HOLY WATER

“Holy water” is water that has been blessed for use in Christian rituals.  It is ordinary tap water, to which a pinch of salt has been added, that has had a blessing pronounced over it by a priest. The Bible says nothing whatsoever about such a practice, but the use of salt in the water has a biblical origin: Jesus told His followers they were to be the  “salt of the earth” Matt. 5:13, and the salt has a long symbolized purity and preservation. (p. 88)

Chapter 5  CUSTOMS OF CHRISTIANS

#184 CLOSED COMMUNION

In many Churches, Communion is “open”- that is, anyone in the church may receive the bread and the wine that are used for the offering. The New Testament itself had a much stricter standard. The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians Christians that “whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself … For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself…                    I Corinthian 11:27-29.  In other words, Christians needed to be right with God and their neighbor before taking Communion. Paul may also have meant that Communion was only for those people who understand its meaning; thus non-believers should not take Communion. In time past pastors sometimes met with their members before Communion to determine if they were spiritually ready to receive it. This was “closed Communion”, which can also refer to denominations that you be a member of their group before taking Communion. (p. 91)

Chapter 6  THE JOYS (and WOES ) OF TRANSLATING

#216  DYNAMIC EQUIVALENCE

Translating the Bible involves taking two ancient languages (Hebrew & Greek) and trying to make them understandable to modern people speaking  entirely different.  One common question for translators is this: Do we try to make the translation’s words follow the same pattern as in Greek and Hebrew, or do we try to make the ideas the same? When translators strive to make the words and sentences as much like the original languages as possible, this is known as formal equivalence. When the translators strive to communicate the ideas it is known as  dynamic equivalence. Translators argue often about what is the  “best” method, but truth is that all translations end up being some form of compromise between formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence. (p. 105)

Chapter 7  SOME CURIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES

#299  VEGETARIAN CHRISTIANS

Among the more curious versions of the Bible ever published was one done by American vegetarianism advocate Olive Pell. Her version of he Bile, published in 1852,  “cleaned up” the King James Version, not only by taking out all the sex and violence  but also by removing all references to eating meat. Miss Pell believed that true believers would frown on anything but pure vegetarianism. (p. 143)

Chapter 8   BACK IN THE U.S.A

# 394   In Spring of 2000, the state of Indiana passed a law allowing public buildings to display the Ten Commandments. The law was an obvious slap at the American Civil Liberties Union and its containing (and effective) efforts to strip all evidence of the Bible and Christianity from public life. (p. 159)

Chapter 8   BACK IN THE U.S.A

# 327  MANNA FOR BREAKFAST

The cereal that later became well-known as Post Toasties first, had the very biblical name Elijah’s Manna (which is slightly wrong, since Elijah the prophet was fed by ravens in the wilderness, but it was not manna they brought him, manna being the miracle food provided for the Israelites in the days of Moses.) (p. 161)

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