Religion does not equal God
Religion is man-made, based on traditions.
God the Creator
"Creator" is the first name God reveals to us about Himself in scripture.
Genesis 1:1, the first chapter and the first verse in the Bible show us who our God is. He is CREATOR.
He is not "a" creator or someone who simply "creates," He is THE Creator, because "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made" (John 1:3).
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." -Genesis 1:1
"I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." -Psalm 139:14
"Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me." -Psalm 51:10
Faith in God doesn't equal religion
The 103-year old man Dobri Dobrev (passed away in 2018) spent decades traveling 25 kilometers from his village to the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, on foot every day to beg for money. Dressed in home-made clothes and shoes, the humble World War veteran spent his day asking for change to donate to churches and orphanages who could not pay their bills. Dobri didn't keep one cent of the money he received. He himself lived on a 80 euro pension by the government.
Who represents Christianity? The Vatican, which has been in Rome for a thousand years, where the command came to kill Christ? The pope who lets himself be called father and sits in his golden tower? None other than Christ represents Christ. Christ is not dead, and God is a living God.
Who is the real Christian here, the pope or the homeless Dobri? Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Matthew 19:21
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits, Matthew 7:15-20
2 John 9 Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son.
Rev 17:2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.
Commandment #1: "You shall have no other gods before Me
Matthew 15:6 Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
The Vatican does not represent Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light
The apostles had not isolated themselves from society. They were part of society, and meetings took place together. It is not a trial to live in isolation, it is only a trial and admirable when you are able to live holy amidst society in the midst of temptations. And if you can still live in seclusion and therefore have no obligations towards your family such as taking care of the elderly, then you should know the Bible well because then you have had more than enough time and no obesity should be found in you
vatican 2022 says vaccines are morally acceptable even if they use aborted fetuses
Pope Francis wades in to Roe vs Wade abortion ruling as he compares termination to 'hiring a hitman to solve a problem' (source) meanwhile eats animals and pays butchers to slaughter the animals for him...
No God would be a slave master, a torturer, and a killer of his animals, his babies. If he was, then he wouldn't be God, he'd be the devil. - Gary Yourofsky
Catholic church named after St Francis of Assisi sends escaped animals that ran to them for help back to slaughter
In 2004, 6 cattle escaped from the holding pens
of a slaughterhouse in Nebraska. 4 of the 6 cattle ran into the parking lot of the nearby St Francis of Assisi (being the patron saint of animals!) catholic church. But still their throats were severed and no mercy shown as they were recaptured and sent back....
You Will Recognize Them By Their Fruit
When war broke out in Ukraine, all the men went to fight and sent their wives and children away for safety. In the Netherlands, people immediately opened their doors as host families because the refugees share the same norms, values and culture. You did not see that with the muslims, in the asylum reception center in Ter Apel, where the majority are muslim, people even have to sleep on chairs due to lack of space and no one of their fellow believers who welcomes them into their home. As 90 Day Fiancé's Bilal, the muslim Shaeeda said about an American woman and a muslim man from Egypt "even a blind man with glasses can see that this can't go well"...
Jesus Christ Was No Fool
The Israelites aren't the most powerful people in this world. They are in the eyes of GOD. The Israelites were always the fewest of all people (Deuteronomy 7:7). There are at least 7 nations more powerful than the 12 tribes of Israel like the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and the Jebusites (Deuteronomy 7:1-2). Satan rules this world, this is his playground. So the 12 tribes of Israel would be destroying themselves letting antichrists into their homes.
Matthew 15:22-24 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he (Jesus Christ) answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Bring on the women who want to think, learn, work and the women who are extremists live in countries like Afghanistan where they can cover themselves completely.
My face is my identity. No one will cover it. I'm proud of my face. If my face bothers you, don't look. Turn your own face away, take your eyes off me. If you are seduced by merely looking at my face, that is your problem. Do not tell me to cover it. You cannot punish me simply because you cannot control yourself. Manal al-Sharif [Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening]
The 'religion of peace' oppresses and kills the most mild-mannered people and celebrates 'slaughter feasts'.
From the very beginning freemasons have ruled over America. The United States is in no manner founded upon Christian principle. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shall not kill.
Most presidents of the United States were freemasons or Illuminati (Babylonian kabala mysticism), Skulls and Bones, B'nai B'rith, Golden Dawn, Bildenbergs (financed by Rothschild/Rockefeller). In 1776, freemasons gave the US the statue of 'Lady of Liberty'. The statue has a crown on its head shaped like Sun rays, just like the Babylonian goddess Astarte was portrayed.
What kind of Christian country would be spraying around 72 million liters of herbicides (including agent orange) in Vietnam, or spilling 24 million barrels of oil and dropping depleted uranium bombs in the Gulf War. To name a few. That is not a Christian nation.
That is the devil dragging the Christian identity to such a disgusting pit that people start to hate real Christians. If God wanted us all to be the same he would have created us so. We all received our own color, flaws and blessings.
USA made abortions illegal in 2022
This photo was taken in 1910 by photographer Roland Reed. Reed titled the image "The Eagle" which was taken in the Blackfoot peoples ancestral home. Today, no more Blackfoot people occupy their ancestral land, as it is now called Glacier National Park and is a protected land for nature. source
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits, Matthew 7:15-20
Climate change DiCaprio eats meat and flies around in a private jet.. to accept 'green award'..
Vladimir Putin not Christian
There are images in which Vladimir Putin looks Christian Orthodox such as his participation in the water bath, but this mutt is definitely, like Hitler, not a Christian. You recognize them by their fruits. Killing children, making them fatherless, sending a 10.000 'religion of peace' army to rape their mothers.
Satan continues to lie and wants you to die: Margarita Simonyan, one of the Kremlin's highest-profile mouthpieces, declared on TV that the idea of Putin pressing the red button is 'more probable' than the idea that he will allow Russia to lose the war. 'This is to my horror on one hand, but on the other hand, we will go to heaven, while they will simply croak... We're all going to die someday.' (source)
Russian soldiers raped a 9-month-old baby in front of its mother. That's according to the new report from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Russian soldiers held and raped in a hospital basement near Irpin children and girls between the ages of 14 and 24, 9 of them got pregnant. In Zabuchchya they found corpses with cut ears and pulled out teeth. Several torture chambers have been found in the town of Trostyanets. (source, 2022)
Man created from Dust
Religion is man-made. It's as simple as that. A fast highway where you can just join in and you are saved; religion provides a false sense of security. As long as we confess we sin we are good, right? False. You have to actively battle against the sins. Faith in God is no fast highway but a slow journey you must undertake alone. Therefore your relationship with God, the Father, is very personal. Your battle is every single day in becoming a better human being.
Nature itself proves the existence of God (Romans 1:20).
Everything God does is a natural process that is created with a Godly spark.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God the Gardener
God created the heavens and the earth, makes the sky, creates fish, makes wild animals, and creates mankind. But he doesn't use either one of the verbs when it comes to the Garden. When it comes to the Garden, He plants. Imagine that...
"Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden.... The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground-trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:8, 9).
He not only planted this garden, He refers to it in a very personal way. In multiple places, God's Word refers to the Garden of Eden as "the garden of God" or "the garden of the Lord" (Isaiah 51:3).
We have wrongly been led to believe that killing animals for food is a necessity. The real truth we do not need to eat any animal based food but that we let our gluttony overtake our compassion and sense of morality. Therefore veganism is not extreme, it is the moral baseline.
Garden of Eden, Animal Friendly Paradise
There are more than 800.000 edible plants and yet humanity uses only 200 of them because Satan thought them its ok to ignore 'Thou shall not kill'.
Genesis 1:29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Stop Eating Dead Bodies
The community in which Joseph and Mary lived did not slaughter a lamb to celebrate the Feast of the Passover. Joseph and Mary, his parents, went up to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover, and observed the feast after the manner of their brethren, who abstained from bloodshed and the eating of flesh and from strong drink. source
And Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous: nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom, whose hands are stained With blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh."
"And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats the body of death."
A. Is it the forcibly impregnation aka rape?
B. Is it baby kidnapping?
C. Is it the baby killing?
D. Is the abuse?
E. Is it the exploitation?
F. Is it the mutilation?
G. Is it the gaz chambering?
H. Is it the stunning?
I. Is it the stabbing throats?
J. Is it the bloodshed?
K. Is the agony?
L. Is it the head-chopping?
M. Is it the dismembered bloody body parts?
N. Is it the apathy?
O. Is it the legal injustice?
P. IS IT ALL OF THE ABOVE?
Because, not being vegan, is supporting and paying for ALL THIS. of course, if those points reflect the person you really are, then it would make perfect sense not to be vegan. If not, well then you know what to do.
Dirt and the touch of God
The human was made out of dirt, and manna (mushrooms) was created from nature and instructed by God to eat. 'It will rain bread from heaven' combined with 'dew' as well as 'the quails that covered the camp', tells us that this manna that was found the next day, is a mushroom as they grow overnight under a specific climate/season. Jesus Christ mentions manna in John 6:49.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
God travels in cloud
God came several times in a cloud (Exodus 24:16, 24: 18, 34:5, 40:34, 24:16, Lev 16:2, 1 Kings 8:10 etc etc).
He said the next day people would be able to gather the bread. Thus when the next morning, the arrived fog (clouds) disappeared, they could see the mushrooms.
Exodus 19:16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
Exodus 19:9 The Lord said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you."
God's angel coming down from heaven reason of violent earthquake
Matthew 28:2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
Nothing Is Coincidental
We are part of all, like God is in all. We were suppose to live in peace surrounded by nature.
The use of these bugs:
These animals are oniscideans, better known as piggy bank, are a suborder of terrestrial isopod crustaceans whose function is nothing less than:
eliminating heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead from the earth which are harmful to human,
contributing to soil and groundwater cleansing and confirming once again nature wisdom. Don't hurt them, or bug spray!source
In Scripture, trees are praising God-and one day will also sing and clap their hands.
1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth
Science: plants can perceive light, scent, touch, wind, even gravity, and are able to respond to sounds, too.
In Scripture, trees are praising God-and one day will also sing and clap their hands.
Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you?
Deut 20:19 "When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down.
Stop destroying the planet
You cut away trees, so animals must move, then you kill the animals, because you say they bother you. You do not want birds sitting on your fence but at the same time you take away their homes.
Biblical Manna Are Mushrooms
Everything God does is a natural process that is created with a godly spark. The human was made out of dirt (Genesis), manna was created from nature and instructed by God to eat. God considers manna so valuable that a golden pot of manna was placed in the tabernacle. The bible gives us a very detailed description of 'manna', 'bread'; mushrooms. Numbers 11:6-9 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium. And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. And here is Jesus using the symbolism of flesh and bread: John 6:49-51 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
Exodus 16 Moses also said,
"You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord."
Now pay attention: And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was.
And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
Trust Upon Science. But Trust Upon God More.
When you read the page about science on this website you'll see the many examples where God already gave information about things science would only later on be able to find. And still there are a lot of things science cannot explain. Yet there are people who will trust upon science, but have no faith in God.
These same type of people will also never cease to hurt another being like animals for gluttony. Eventhough Einstein, Socrates, Plato, Hippocrates, Tesla, Davinci and so on never ate meat.
Psalm 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
Guess what.. "A new groundbreaking discovery has been made within the most basic of resources. Scientists have just discovered what they have called "The Discovery of The Millennium", and a huge revelation in human consciousness.
Scientists from Germany now believe that water has a memory, meaning that what once was seen as a simple commodity has now been closely examined to reveal a scientific revelation, uncovering a mind-blowing truth. By examining individual drops of water at an incredibly high magnification,
scientists were able to physically see that each droplet of water has its own individual microscopic pattern,
each distinguishable from the next and uniquely beautiful.
A scientific experiment was carried out whereby a group of students were all encouraged to obtain one drop of water from the same body of water, all at the same time. Through close examination of the individual droplets, it was seen that each produced different images." Read more
Human Tears As Seen Under A Microscope
Guardian Angels Or The 'Third Man Factor'?
Science is always behind bible facts, but that is not a problem. It makes everything that much more interesting. Because when science finaly does catch up, it is explained very beautifuly. What science calls the 'third man factor' is your guardian angel.
There are many examples of people who were helped by their guardians, with or without their knowledge as some were asked later on where the person was who walkewd with them - and there were none.
'In 1933, British explorer Frank Smyth almost became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The journey to the top of the mountain was arduous and nearly disastrous; his entire hiking party had fallen back, unable to make it through the sweeping wind, snow, ice and low oxygen. Smyth continued, but never made it to the top - he missed it by 1,000 feet.
Later, writing in his diary, Smyth described something that scientists commonly refer to as the "Third Man Factor." He recounted how at one point on the ascent, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a slab of Kendal mint cake, broke it in half and turned around to give the other half to a companion. But there was no one there:
"All the time that I was climbing alone, I had a strong feeling that I was accompanied by a second person. The feeling was so strong that it completely eliminated all loneliness I might otherwise have felt."
Writer John Geiger chronicles the phenomenon of the phantom companion in his new book, The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible. As Geiger explains, the Third Man is an unseen being that intervenes at a critical moment - when people are in great stress or in a life-and-death struggle - to give comfort, aid or support.
"Clearly there is a spiritual or religious explanation to this phenomenon," Geiger tells Guy Raz.'(source)
Guardian angels come in many forms and shapes...
Our loneliness is a mirage
When Elisha's servant became afraid after seeing that an enemy had surrounded the two of them Elisha said: "Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (2 Kings 6:16).
Can you imagine what this poor servant thought of Elisha's remark? "Yah...right. Here we sit alone and surrounded by enemy forces and you want me to think there's more of 'us' than them?"
So Elisha patiently prayed for his terrified partner, "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see. So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha" (2 Kings 6:17, ESV).
These were invisible angel warriors made temporarily visible to humans. Yes. This story should remind all of us that when we feel utterly alone and abandoned, we are not. It only "appears" that way to us.
More on ministering spirits
Angels are sent to watch over us Psalm 91:11, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 12:1
Angels should not be worshipped Psalm 103:20-21, Revelations 19:9-10, 22:8-9
Angels were happy when the foundations of the earth were laid Job 38:7
Angels mentioned in the bible Genesis 19:1, Acts 8, 12:6-11, Numbers 22-23, Judges 6:20-21, 1 Chronicles 21, Luke 2:8-15, 2 Kings 6:15-18, Judges 6:11
Recognize the angel from the demon 1 John 4:1-6
There are various types of angels, such as Cherubim's (Genesis 3:24, 2 Kings 19:15, Psalms 99:1, 103:21, 80:2, Exodus 25:19-22) who guarded the tree of life in the garden of Eden with flaming swords and the Seraphim's (Isaiah 6:2) described with six wings. Gods angels are often identified with 'eyes of fire' (Revelation 19:12, Daniel 10:6).
GABRIEL - God's chief messenger angel and only appears to very important people (Mary in Luke 1:26-38, John the Baptist in Luke 1:11-20, Daniel in Daniel 8:15, 9:21, Zacharias in Luke 1:11-20) in the Bible. He is not called an archangel in the Bible but is considered as one because of his important messages.
RAPHAEL - (Tobit 12:15-16) is one of the seven holy angels who sit next to Gods throne. Although these seven are nearby God, they too are not called archangels.
MICHAEL - ('Who is like God') is the only angel referred to as an Archangel in Jude 1:9. In Daniel 10:13 Michael is called 'one of the chief princes'. This indicates that there are more 'chief princes'. In Daniel 10:21 however, we see that none are like Michael ('Who is like God'). Archangel Michael will battle Satan (1 Thessalonians 4:1, Revelations 12:7) and help our people (Daniel 12:1).
As we can see in Revelations 4:4-11 there are many more angels in the nearby presence of God, who might, or might not, have been mentioned by name in the Bible.
There are some strange notions regarding the Angels. One such notion is that when we die we become an angel and do good for others. It contradicts the Biblical understanding of the Angelic which informs us that we will "Judge the Angels."
The angelic has become very popular in recent years with the advent of the New Age (resurrection Sumeria) Movement. Its adherents often use Christian terminology such as "Guardian Angels" to describe consultation with the dead or evil spirits (<'ghosts'; demons).
The angels whom the Bible calls "Ministering Spirits" (Heb.1:14) have many varying different roles and functions to assist the Christians here on the earth. Not only do they minister to God before the Throne day and night but they also convey God's messages to His people. Some have specific roles and are created to perform specific tasks such as the Guardian Angels of countries, territories and individuals. The Bible only mentions the names of four angels from the countless millions that have been created. They are Gabriel, whose name means, "God is Mighty", Michael, whose name means, "Like God", Raphael, whose name means, "God Heals", and Lucifer, whose name means, "Light Bearer". All of them were created good! It was Lucifer who rebelled against God and who through pride, coveted the Throne of God and the worship that belonged to God alone. This resulted in a mighty war in Heaven.
Jesus said (Matt 18:10) "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven..."
Each believer in Jesus not only has just one but a collection of angels looking out for them, not just children.
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14)
When you accepted Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins God assigned a host of angels to minister to you.
When Jesus was arrested on the night before the crucifixion, one of the disciples grabbed a sword and sliced off the ear of one of the perpetrators. Jesus told him to put away the sword and then said, "Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?" (Matthew 26:53) Jesus had angels assigned to him when he walked the earth.
After Jesus, who was already weak from fasting, denied the devil's three tempting offers, we are told "... the devil left him, and angels came and attended him." (Matthew 4:11) We see they did the same thing for Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was experiencing severe anguish at the thought of facing crucifixion the next day. After he prayed we are told "an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him." (Luke 22:43) Our angels can do the same for us. They attend to our emotional and spiritual needs when we are exhausted.
We must remember there are two types of angels - those for God and those for Satan. With as much intensity as our angels work to guard us, the devil's angels seek to devour us like a lion. We are no match for the devil and his angels.
Cross of Calvary
The "Cross of Calvary", later called the "Maltese Cross" represented the principles of charity, loyalty, chivalry, gallantry, generosities to friend and foe, protection of the weak, and dexterity in service.
The eight-pointed cross is a symbol used to denote the eight obligations.
The four arms represent:
The eight arms represent:
I Live in truth
II Have faith
III Repent of sins
IV Give proof of humility
V Love justice
VI Be merciful
VII Be sincere and whole-hearted
VIII Endure persecution
TAKE PRIDE IN PERSECUTION
2 Cor 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Mockery - Luke 23:11
Poverty and tribulation -Revelation 2:9
Imprisonment - Mark 6:17, Daniel 6:1-28
Torture - Isaiah 50:6, Acts 14:19
Death - Genesis 4:8
Threats - Acts 4:21, 4:29
Exile - Revelations 1:9
Persecution - 2 Timothy 3:12
Take Up Your Cross
Matthew 10:38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
If you serve the Lord, you become a target of Satan's envy. Satan will put you into endless and severe testing. Satan's attacks will never cease because you are shaking the foundations of hell.
Becoming a Soldier of Christ
If you serve the Lord, you become a target of Satan's envy. Satan will put you into endless and severe testing. Satan's attacks will never cease because you are shaking the foundations of hell.
Prerequisites for Becoming a Soldier of Christ (male or female)
I Poverty Matthew 6:19-21, Luke 16:13
II Chastity 1 Corinthians 6:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Matthew 5:27-28, Philippians 2:15, 1 Peter 2:11
III Obedience 1 Samuel 15:22, 1 Peter 1:14, Deuteronomy 11:13, Romans 6:17, Joshua 22:2-3, Philippians 2:12, Deuteronomy 8:6, Leviticus 19:37, Deuteronomy 13:4, Jeremiah 7:23, Isaiah 42:24
IV Duty Romans 12:6-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 9:11, Ephesians 4:1
V Responsibility Luke 9:26, Mark 4:21-22, Ezekiel 33:6-9, 1 Timothy 5:20-21, Proverbs 29:24, Psalms 50:18
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints
From 'The History of the Christian Church' by Henry C. Sheldon, 1895, Boston University: "The women vie with the men in courage, accompany them to the battle-field, meet the fugitives with reproaches, and endeavor to drive them back to the conflict. The men, on their part, entertain a high respect for their women. "They even suppose somewhat of sanctity and prescience to be inherent in the female sex; and therefore neither despise their counsels, nor disregard their responses." In their mutual relations, both are honorably distinguished by the virtue of chastity. Polygamy is practised only by a few, whose alliance is solicited on account of their rank. "The matrimonial bond is strict and severe among them. Men and women alike are unacquainted with clandestine correspondence. Adultery is extremely rare among so numerous a people."
Cure of loneliness
Count up the hours of life, and most of them are passed alone. Besides, there is a moral solitude far greater than physical. Who has not felt the deep solitude of a crowd? The most dangerous, because the most subtle, temptations come to us when we are alone. An unoccupied state is sure to foster what is bad in us, and our lonely hours are generally our most unoccupied ones. It was in a solitude that even our Lord had His fiercest attacks. Must read: view full article here
Romans 12:6-8 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
God hates the sin but loves the sinner
The talent pool has always been pretty thin when it comes to moral perfection. All the perfect people are in heaven. God works with sinners because that's all he has to work with.
Think about Noah who got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, David who was an adulterer, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Samson who had serious problem with anger. Only Jesus was sinless.
However, there is one sin that will never be forgiven, which gives comfort actually to all those who endured hardship.
The unpardonable/unforgivable sin or "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit" is mentioned in Mark 3:22-30 and Matthew 12:22-32. "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin" (Mark 29) - Jesus.
Men & Woman Equal
"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels." Proverbs 31:10
Christianity is not some pagan cult where female are less worth than males, where females should cover themselves up so much that male whores will not bother them. No no, this is not a spineless faith where males can be whores and women obedient baby factory slaves. In Christianity, males and females respect each other having received each their own gifts, talents and purpose from God.
God Sends An Angel To Mary
Luke 1:26-56 The angel came to her and said to Mary, "Greetings! The Lord has blessed you and is with you."
Female Angels in Bible
Zechariah 5-9 Then lifted I up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." Proverbs 31:25
"Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days." - Joel 2:29
The Honor Of Persecution
Saints: men and women of valor
The life of the saint is struggling endlessly with the world, as the shepherd is forever vigilant against the wolves.
When the saints are persecuted, they are engulfed by the love of God, for in their state of agony, they are being tested by the Lord Who is love. To be persecuted is to be loved by God; it is a sign that the Father desires that you be as His Son, to live as Christ lived, to suffer just as He suffered.
Jeremiah 17: 10"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."
Those who are not persecuted, who live entrenched in the fat of comfort, without enemies from amongst the wolves, and in the avoidance from the struggle that the Sword of Christ brings, are hated by God, and thus God deprives them of the honor of persecution.
As David wrote in the tenth Psalm: "The Lord tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates." (Psalm 11:5) God loved Elijah, and He thus blessed him with the oppression of Jezebel; He loved Moses and bestowed upon him the mission to confront the tyrant Pharaoh - a terrifying enterprise - to endure the arduous journey through the desert, and conduct battles against the pagans who sought out his destruction. As the Savior Himself said, "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you." (John 15:18)
There is a lot of Christian symbolism in the movie The Matrix, we even see Morpheus quoting Christ. When Neo lacked even a little bit of faith he fell too.
Jesus walking on the water
(Matthew 14) Jesus went up on a mountain to pray. His disciples took a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. When night came, the wind started to blow, and the waves became high. Late that night, Jesus came to join His disciples. He was walking on the water to get to the boat. The disciples saw Him walking on the water. They were afraid. They thought He was a spirit. Jesus called to them, "It is I; be not afraid."
Peter wanted to walk on the water too. Jesus told Peter to come to Him. Peter climbed out of the boat. He began to walk on the water toward Christ. Because the wind was blowing hard, Peter became afraid. He began to sink into the water and cried out to Jesus to save him. Jesus took Peter's hand. He asked Peter why he did not have more faith.
Prayer is talking to God, and when we do so, we must do so with an open and sincere heart. Be humble, and honest when you speak to God, or else he won't bother to respond. Every healthy relationship, such as a marriage, depends on a good communication line. This is no different with our relationship with God.
- Be persistent in prayer (Luke 18:1), Jesus prayed three times repeating the same thing (Matthew 26:42-44, Mark 14:32-39);
- Pray without ceasing (Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18);
- Do not worry about what to say to God (Romans 8:26, Hebrews 5:7);
- Pray and sing with the spirit of understanding (1 Corinthians 14:15);
- Thank God in your prayers (Philippians 4:6);
- Pray for the Saints (Ephesians 6:18, Luke 22:32);
- Pray to God in solitary (Mark 1:35). Matthew 6:5-13 (See also Luke 11:1-4) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
The Lord's Prayer
Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray:
After this manner therefore pray ye:
- Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
The prayer of the Saint has Gods delight Proverbs 15:8, John 9:31, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 145:18, Matthew 11:25. Prayers of the Saint are kept in Heaven Revelation 5:8, Revelation 8:3-4
These are the gifts to the faithful
- Visions, Dreams (Acts 2:17, Job 33:14-18, Genesis 37:05, Matthew 27:19, Revelation 7:9-10)
- Healings, Miracles (Acts 2:43, 3:3-16, 5:12-16, 6:8, 8:13, 9:32-34, 9:36-42, 19:4-6)
- Blessings (1 Chronicles 4:10, 1 Kings 8:59-60, John 12:27-28)
- Answer to prayers (Matthew 7:7, James 5:16, 1 John 5:14-15)
- Stigmata (Luke 22:44, Galatians 6:17)
- Casting out demons (Luke 10:17, Acts 8:6-7, 19:11-12)
- Punishment in Gods name (Acts 13:6-11)
- Protected against harm (Acts 28:1-6, Daniel 6:2-28, Judges 6:11-13)
Prayer and fasting is voluntarily going without food in order to focus on prayer with God and to purify the body. Prayer and fasting often go hand in hand, but you can pray without fasting, and fast without prayer.
Do not 'fast' like pagans, who only change the time of sleeping and eating and stuff themselves with food the minute they can. That is not fasting, that is hypocrisy.
Fasting without prayer is healthy for the body, fasting with prayer dedicated to God, is pure power. The prayer from the cleansed body reaches full effectiveness.
Fasting is to make your prayer stronger. There are a number of occasions in which prayer alone isn't strong enough.
Take a look at Jesus' words: Mark 9:28-29 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Satan knows prayer and fasting are strong, hence he will test us on our weakest moment. Matthew 6:16, 6:18, Psalm 69:10, Matthew 5:4, Acts 13:2-3, Acts 9:9,Luke 4:2,
Remember that Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:1-11) fasted forty days, Elijah in 1 Kings 19:7-9 and so did Moses in Exodus 34:28. This alone proves the importance of fasting.
The purpose of meditation is to learn to stem the endless flow of earthly thoughts of the mind, and learn to control our undisciplined thought patterns. Learn to synchronize our minds and bodies together for the glory of God. The untrained mind will wander into thoughts of temptation, that are delivered by Satan and his demons. Concentrate on the truths of God. By simply bringing to focus conscious thought into each moment of your day to day actions this will help to focus and calm the mind.
- Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
- 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
- Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein..
Psalm 119:99. Philippians 4:8. Genesis 24:63.
To those who dedicate themselves to their profession, and live their beliefs. They are those who will always get the job done. It begins with the mind.
The mind is the primary focus of all training. It is absolutely imperative that you learn to control your mind, and how you think. In training and actual combat the mind is the driving force behind all that instigates you to become a better combat operator. How you process your thoughts can be a motivator or an obstacle. You must decide which element you wish to incorporate into your mentality. The untrained mind is lazy and will quit way before the body will. And it is capable of deterring you from a desired goal or action.
Conflict, pain, and confrontation are not to be feared, only respected. But irrationality, disregard for training, and impatience are to be avoided at all costs. The intensity of the training, whatever it may happen to be, should mirror your willpower. Your training must be unconventional, and always push the limits. The more extreme you train, the more your mind and body will acclimate to such situations. And it will increase the chances of surviving such experiences in conflict or combat.
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.
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David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. David is indisputably one of the world's best endurance athletes. He has completed over 60 endurance races, regularly placing in the top five and taken home first place several times. David says that if don't give yourself a way out, your body will figure out a way to persevere.
Before appearing on screen, Chuck Norris got his kicks in the U.S. Air Force. Literally. After enlisting in 1958, Carlos Ray Norris discovered his love for martial arts while stationed in South Korea. He has earned black belts in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and judo.
After leaving the service, Chuck Norris would go on to win many martial arts championships and discover his own martial arts discipline, known as Chun Kuk Do.
Seven Deadly Sins
Jesus Christ tells his disciple to 'get away from me, Satan!'
..."You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."..Matthew 16:23
The devil uses vices to get his way; like my new neighbour, who keeps offering me cigarettes each day while I stopped smoking and promised to God I'd never touch one again.
It is the friend, like Peter with Jesus, who will say you make such a good match with a Baal worshipper after you have repeatedly cried out in despair their wicked ways.
It will ride the beast (the demon using the vice like a rodeo inside pushing out on it's victims tongue or eyes) without ceasing.
Matthew 4:1-11 Satan Tempts Jesus - the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor
Do you know when you are talking to Peter or Satan?
Lust: filthy mouth, wandering whorish eyes (pedophiles looking at children, married men looking at other women, so not healthy single-single-and-age-appropriate but sick wurms)
Gluttony: excessive and/or unthoughtful eating and drinking. Apathy for the suffering of animal souls
Greed: focused primarily on pursuit of material goods
Sloth: laziness or the failure to act, much BLABLA
Wrath: anger, hate, action in blind uncontrolled emotion
Envy: desire to be like someone else, have what the other has
Pride: Narcissism (like Satan, EGO)
To whom hell awaits after Judgement Day
Rev 21:8 ..the fearful, and unbelieving, the abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Matthew 8:28-29 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying,
What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mark 9:48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Beware of the Sharks
This reminds me of a lagoon in French Polynesia (source of this perfectly explained shark story).
It is one of the largest lagoons of its kind in the world. It is of beautiful turquoise color because of its white sandy floor.
The water level lowers and rises ever so slightly with the ebb and flow of the ocean tides. The lagoon is peaceful and calm, but the pass through which the tides rush is treacherous and filled with sharks that await an easy meal. One day a few tourists swam too close to the pass and began to be dragged toward danger.
The peacefulness of the lagoon had led them to be careless and lazy in keeping themselves from the sharks.
Gradually they had floated on the soft current toward the pass. Eventually they went too far and found themselves beyond the point where their own abilities could save them.
Outside help was necessary, so a speedboat was sent to rescue them. As the swimmers in this lagoon should have done, we need to put forth a consistent, positive effort every day in order to remain in safe waters. We need to develop good habits that can replace old, bad ones.
Satan desires that we become lazy and complacent.
Daily scripture study and prayer, service, repentance, and following the promptings of the Holy Ghost can keep us safely in the spiritual waters of the Lord.
You got a problem? You talk to God.
Jesus himself said, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name "(Matt 6:9). 1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you
Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you
Matt 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Again I tell you, you can fool a human into saying you're a devoted Christian, but you cannot fool Satan, as a demon feeds on the sins in the heart. A house that was supposedly cleaned decades ago by a priest praying to Mary was not cleaned at all. Evil was still present and was only driven away when a saint arrived and prayed to the Father directly. You do not want to please the demon so he stays put. You do not pray to anyone else than the Father. And the Father is a jealous God. Clean your house (residence, mind and soul).
You can fool a human into saying you're a devoted Christian, but you cannot fool Satan, as a demon feeds on the sins in the heart. In Acts 19:13-17 we see how a group of men attempting to preform exorcism too. The evil spirits give recognition of Jesus. Of Paul. But not of them.
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
The possessed man attacks the group of men: and the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
An Unclean Spirit Returns (Matthew 12:44 (Luke 11:24-26))
When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' On its arrival, it finds the house vacant, swept clean, empty and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and dwell there; and the final plight of that man is worse than the first. How can this be?
A person who commits sin without repenting does not have the protective influence of the Holy Ghost. Therefore, an evil spirit enters and dwells therein, thus leaving him "unto himself."
Man mauled by zoo lions after claiming God would protect him
2016 (source) "An investigation is underway after a man, said to be provoked by the biblical story of Daniel, was left severely injured after jumping into a lion's cage. The 20-year-old survived the incident at the Metropolitan Zoo in the Chilean capital, Santiago after two lions were shot dead by zoo security in front of onlookers. He left behind drawings and letters claiming that he was a prophet who was protected by God. One of them reportedly said: "Angel of mine, protect me from the enemy. I have the power to do what I want. The devil is scared of me; I will lock him up back where he never should have come out of."
The Devil tempted Jesus to turn stones into bread, to which he replied "Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word God speaks."
The second temptation was for Jesus to throw himself from the highest point of the temple and order angels to catch him.
Demons do not have physical bodies like humans and animals.
Therefore they are eager to take over or destroy a body with vices.
In 2008 in the UK, the muslim Mohammed Boudjenane decapitated his neighbour and carried the head in a bag onto a bus. Before doing so, he raped and beaten a Christian woman several times, shaved her head and told her she would only be released if she would convert to islam and marry him.
He said he could not remember any of this, was suicidal and claimed to have heard voices in his head.
In 2008, immigrant Vince Weiguang Li numerously stabbed, decapitated and ate the flesh of a fellow passenger aboard a bus in Canada. Li's employer said in an interview that Li was one of his most reliable carriers; "He was very punctual and always cleanly dressed. He was a very nice, polite guy. We would've had no reason to let him go before all this happened." When Li was asked in court if he wanted a lawyer, he softly said "kill me please". He claimed to have heard 'God's voice'.
In the Netherlands in 2007, a Chinese homosexual immigrant only known by initials, had cut a young man to pieces with an axe and chainsaw, stripped the flesh of the bones, deep fried, wokked and cooked the flesh. He claimed to have done so because 'his Gods were angry at the boys Gods'.
After the murder he decapitated a bird because he believed there was an evil spirit in the bird.
Calling upon demons
Witchcraft (fortune telling, runes, tarot, druids, charmers, mediums, clairvoyance etcetera) was practiced in ancient Sumeria, Babylonia and Egypt, among many other countries such as Greece. Various sources state that (fallen)angels from the sky had given powers, certain knowledge to the humans in the time of Sumeria. The Jewish kabala, and Wicca, being one of many. The difference between God and the devil is that God's prophecies are always 100% accurate, not 50%, not 25% or 75%.
Hosea 4:12-13 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
Demons mimick voices
Evil spirits can deceive you by mimicking the voice of your departed loved one. Of you. Of anybody. They are tricksters.
And yes, they can tell 'memories'of 'the departed one'. Because they were there when he lived, if any you are talking to their killer. Satan himself knows the bible very well and quote all of it. It does not mean he is one of the good guys. Video of talented Olena included here only because she mimicks animals so beautifully, if you close your eyes and listen to her (no sight) would you not think you are listening to animals?
Deuteronomy 7:26 Don't bring something abhorrent into your house, or you will share in the curse that is on it; instead, you are to detest it completely, loathe it utterly; for it is set apart for destruction.
Demons will listen to you always, they got some itchy eager ears. That is why the majority of people love to flirt with darkness, because they always listen. Angels, those are pure and don't come when you ask. To reach God's angels, you gotta have a bond with GOD.
The example of a lost battle because the greedy human had to take an object not his. Read here
Dead God; dead results
Mexico, a catholic nation, thus christian right? No. The whole nation prays the rosary: so they pray to Mary instead of God. Nowhere in the bible you can find that you need to pray to Mary. And even angels stated you must not pray to them but to God. Still, people pray following their own human traditions, like praying to dead saints. This is not praying to God but to the devil. Because or Lord is the God of the Living. ROMAN Catholicism is not Christianity.
Mark 12:27 So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error
The 'when you do good, good comes back to you' fantasy.
Karma is the law of cause and effect. Whilst this is a universal law and mentioned in Galatians 6:7 (you reap what you sow), karma is often associated to a past life.
In the brain of the New Ager, an individual who has a rough life might be a victim of bad deeds done in a past life. These are Babylonian teachings, not from God. The law of karma would mean that if a person sinned and asked forgiveness to God via Christ, he would still be punished later on.
Here are some hard facts (examples). They did good and as so many, got nothing or evil in return. That is because Satan rules this planet. "Goodness alone is never enough," wrote author Robert A. Heinlein. "A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil."
The case of a sweet kind hearted woman named Genore Guillory. 'After the death of her boyfriend, the 42-year-old lived alone in her house maintaining several acres of land and taking care of her horses, stray cats and stray dogs. It had become overwhelming as Guillory was also working a full-time job so, she sought out help. When a couple with undergoing financial troubles moved into a broken-down trailer across the street with their infant baby and a teenage boy, she offered to pay them to help her with her land, animals, and repairs around the house. If they needed extra money for food or diapers, she wouldn't hesitate to lend a helping hand and that included giving them a vehicle. What was her reward? She was killed, her face had been smashed in, she was shot four times, and stabbed five by those she helped'. (source)
The Unforgivable Sin
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation
Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Use of the rosary is alright when we call upon God only.
Repeating a prayer isn't harmful either, in Matthew 26:42-44 and Mark 14:32-39 we see that Jesus Christ several times prayed the same prayer.
Praying the rosary
Praying the Roman Catholic rosary means including praying to Mary. This is blasphemy, and it doesn't matter if God is mentioned at all in the prayer when your also are praising Mary. We are not allowed to pray to angels and saints, Mary herself not to pray to her but to God.
Luke 11:27-28 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Who are the Saints
Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, holy archangel, heavenly army leader, the leader of the angel forces of heaven against the powers of hell. Leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.
Michael ("Who is as God") ranks as the highest of the host. He is the leader of the celestial armies and is the angel who fought Satan during the War and enchained the rebel leader. He is considered to be of the class of seraphim, and yet is also head of other ranks within the hierarchy: the ruler of the archangels leader of the virtues, and head of the principalities in his role as protector of Israel. Michael is considered to be the angel of the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses, and has also appeared in the book of Daniel, where God states him as being the highest within the angelic ranks. Although other angels have been attributed with the title of Angel of Death, it is Michael who weighs the souls on judgment day, after his battle once more with the forces of evil. He is mentioned as both an angel of destruction and vengeance in the name of God, but also as a protector and the angel who kept Satan from claiming the body of Moses after the patriarch's death.
Do not pray to the dead
The word "saint" comes from the Greek word hagios, which means "consecrated to God, holy, sacred, pious." It is almost always used in the plural, "saints."
"...Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem" (Acts 9:13). "Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda" (Acts 9:32). "And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons ..." (Acts 26:10).
There is only one instance of the singular use, and that is "Greet every saint in Christ Jesus..." (Philippians 4:21). In Scripture there are 67 uses of the plural "saints" compared to only one use of the singular word "saint." Even in that one instance, a plurality of saints is in view: "...every saint..." (Philippians 4:21). In Roman Catholic theology, the saints are in heaven. In the Bible, the saints are on earth. In Roman Catholic teaching, a person does not become a saint unless he/she is "beatified" or "canonized" by the Pope or prominent bishop.
Do not hold on to human traditions if they make the Lord angry. Do not pray to angels.
Angel in Revelation 22:9 And I am John, who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. But he said to me, "Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"
Nowhere in the bible it says you should pray to angels. Angels themselves said even! do not pray to us! but to God. No is no!
Mark 12:27, Luke 20:38 So he is the God of the living, not the dead
- Demons can manifest in different forms such as human forms like women or children (God did not create a single female or child angel)
- Demons are looking for beings who have no self control and indulge in vices to tempt them
- Demons feed on negative emotions like fear and rage
Lucifer has been here for a long time with his demons. He has seen your birth and those of your ancestors. He and his can quote the bible as well, since they have been around that long. So how easy do you think it will be for them to trick you with 'memories' and 'miracles' making you feel all special and shit. Never let your guard down! Don't be a fool, do not let them enter. Do not call upon the dead.
Their ticket in(to your soul)
A few of the vices are pride (in which you get supported by Lucifer), avarice (Mammon), lust (Asmodeüs), rage (Satan), gluttony (Beëlzebub), envy (Leviathan) and laziness (Belphegor). Bad spirits (fallen angels aka demons) feed on the cardinal vices in men, such as greed (for money, for power), lust and gluttony. They provide success in the world such as financial gain (think of politicians who sell their soul). Do not trust the desires in the heart:
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Utterly detestable to God are 1) haughty eyes (arrogance), 2) a lying tongue, 3) hands that shed innocent blood, 4) a heart that plots evil, 5) feet that are quick to rush to do wrong, 6) a false witness, and 7) a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
Character Qualities. Who whispers in your ear?
Servants of God
Servants of Satan
Greed, collector of things for themselves
Pride, I did it
Ungratefulness, always something to complain about
Lust, sexual diseases, no marriages (no loyalty)
Putting yourself before others
Son of God, refused each temptation made by the devil and actually took the time to make a whip to cast out materialistic turds in the temple. Prefered praying alone in the mountains.
Rejected a Canaanite woman when she asked for help because '"I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel". He eventually did help, but wanted to make it clear that the Israelites are Gods chosen people.
He shows off his sword in Revelation 2, and said in Matt 10:34 Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (sword= truth)
Jesus is not God himself of course, therefore he does not know himself when the end of times will be.
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself"
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. Jesus is the lion AND the lamb.
Jesus sacrificed his life for yours.
Love, sacrifice,.. these are warrior virtues.
Moses, solitary leader, to whom God gave the 10 Commandments. There were two sets.
The first, inscribed by God were smashed by Moses when he was enraged by the sight of the children of Israel worshipping a golden calf.
The Israelites had been slaves in Egypt for 400 years until God sent Moses, as we know the result, the 10 plagues and the parting of the sea. Moses spent 40 years wandering in the desert listening to cry babies, so that alone makes him a man of great faith and patience.
Joshua, trusting, willing, strong. Moses' right hand man, was charged by Moses with selecting and commanding a militia group for their first battle, led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan (God's command).
Joshua asked God to cause the sun and moon to stand still, so that he could finish the battle in daylight. This event is most notable because "There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel." (Joshua 10:14) God also fought for the Israelites in this battle, for he hurled huge hailstones from the sky which killed more Canaanites than those which the Israelites slaughtered.
Samson, mighty warrior, judge, his birth was announced by an angel to his mother.
God gave him immense strength and answered his last request before dying. Betrayed by his poor choice in a woman.
David, fearless fighter. God testifies about David; I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. Proof, God doesn't like pussies. Cowardice is mentioned in Rev 21:8, in which the coward is condemned to hellfire along with murderers and sorcerers
This also proves protecting your own is not considered murder, since David killed Goliath.
David's elite soldiers; click here
John The Baptist, read here
A Few Famous Christians
Like Noah building an ark, William became the laughingstock of the townspeople, who watched the formation of his quixotic windmill, resembling a modern art assemblage in the famine-stricken plains of Africa. William Kamkwamba (born August 5, 1987) is a Malawian innovator and author. He built a wind turbine to power multiple electrical appliances in his family's house in the east of Kasungu, using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local scrapyard. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other wind turbines. "In Malawi, the wind was one of the few consistent things given to us by God, blowing in the treetops day and night. A windmill meant more than just power, it was freedom." Because God was in his heart, William never accepted his "fate" to a life of poverty and impossibility. The Holy Spirit illuminated his mind to see he could use existing resources to create success.
Alida Margaretha Bosshardt (Netherlands, Utrecht, 8 Jun 1913 - Amsterdam, 25 Jun 2007), better known as Major Bosshardt, was a well known officer in The Salvation Army, and more or less the public face of this Christian organization in the Netherlands.
This statement is the major's best known one.
"To serve God is to serve people and to serve people is to serve God." - major Bosshardt
Bob Ross enlisted in the United States Air Force at 18 years old and served as a medical records technician.
He eventually rose to the rank of master sergeant and served as the first sergeant of the U.S. Air Force Clinic at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, where he first saw the snow and mountains that later became recurring themes in his artwork. He developed his quick-painting technique to create art for sale during brief daily work breaks. - source
Bob Ross was (along with all the others here) a Christian and would often end his shows with "God bless". This soft-spoken artist was a liberal thinker who loved out-of-the-box creatures. At times, Ross would bring home small, furry buddies. He especially loved rehabilitating wild newborn animals.
Bob Ross went back to his youth and urged his audience to take care of their furry little pets, recalling his experience trying to milk an alligator in the family bathtub and taking care of an armadillo in his bedroom. Weird right? When he eventually bought his own house, he converted his backyard into an animal rescue facility.
Enya. One song in particular is very beautiful towards God: Athair Ar Neamh. Father in Heaven, God help us.Father in Heaven, God help me. My soul, my heart, my voicepraise to you, oh God. I praise you from day to day. I praise you night after night.The moon, the sun, the wind, praise be to you, oh God.
To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men! - Cesar Chavez
Did you know that civil rights and labor movement hero Cesar Chavez was an animal rights activist too? Chavez spoke this fundamental truth when we presented him with our In Defense of Animals' Lifetime Achievement Award, "We must respect all life without exception ... The basis for peace is respecting all creatures." His mission to end the abuses of animals and farmworkers has never been more urgent. Watch and share his powerful message now to mark Cesar Chavez Day on March 31.
Deaf Bible Society's Kristin Dodd. "Out of the over 400 sign languages, not one language has a full translation of the Bible yet. The language that is the closest to having a full translation is American Sign Language. Our goal with our partners is to have that full Bible translation completed by 2020." Currently, Deaf Bible Society's website hosts 28 sign languages, each with various portions of Scripture available. (source)