A THROW AWAY BABY! MISSION 360 DEGREES.

My many thanks to the official mission magazine of the Seventh day Adventist Church Vol.2. Number 2.    12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD. 20904- 6601 USA. Plus my thanks to the authors Jeremy Arnold with Gina Wahlen.

THE TROW AWAY BABY.

It’s not time for this baby to be born, thought the mother as hurried to the hospital to deliver her tenth child. Only five month into this pregnancy, she was surprised to feel the familiar labor pains. When the baby was delivered, the doctor said, “Ma’am, you have nine children waiting for you at home. You did not deliver a baby— you had am undeveloped fetus that didn’t survive.” The doctor put the baby in a cloth and threw it in the garbage.

But the mother wan’t convinced. Once the nurses left, she looked into the garbage ans saw the cloth moving. When she lifted it, there was her baby, still breathing.

Taking a washcloth, she wrapped upr baby, put it in her pocket and went home. “Where’s the baby? her children asked. The mother unwrapped the cloth and there was the tinest infant they had ever seen.

Before long, the police, from the local town police in the nation of Belize, came by looking for the “Hospital’s Stolen Property”. “if you don’t return it”, they said, “we’ll take you to court.”

“This IS my child”, the Mother cried, refusing to give them her baby.

“If the fetus dies under your care, you’ll go to jail for murder,” they said.  { J.B.  so it’s A.OK for the Doctor to cast a living child into the garbage and allow it to die, but Mom can’t have, feed it, care for it and love it? Something radically wrong with that system agree?]

Refusing to be intimidated she responded, “Then I will have to go to do my jail; time.”

A directive was sent to all government clinics in the area, forbidding them tof accept the baby or the mother of her premature infant.  { If both mother and child died as the direct result of the” no care”, would not the state be guilty of murder?}  As she prayed, god impressed her with what to do.

The Baby was so tiny that his little mouth wasn’t large enough to nurse, so the Mother put some of her milk into a doll’s bottle to feed him. Because no incubator was available, she carefully placed him in the swub each day. Over time the baby strengthened and grew.

One day, however the baby became very ill, and the mother had to take him back to the hospital, where she met the same nurses and the same doctor. They were perplexed because the child was still alive. Getting on her knees she pleaded with the doctor, begging him to help her baby.                                                                                                                                The baby desperately needed a blood transfusion, but the hospital had only one unit of blood available, and it had not yet been screened for disease. The mother asked that give it him anyway, or he would die. She prayed as she watched them transfuse the un-screened blood into her infant. The doctor assured her that he would not survive past midnight. But at 6 a.m. the next morning the baby was still alive.                                                                              By this time, the doctor was amazed. He had never seen anything like this before. Now, he had another idea: “Let’s send him to a hospital in Jamaica to see how long he can survive.” But the Mother refused, “My child is not a guinea pig or a lab rat!

The police were called {again} in order to ensure that this “crazy” woman wouldn’t steal the baby again.  Determined to take him home, the woman came up with a plan, she would go to another ward of the hospital, create a big commotion, and when the officers were distracted, she would grab her baby and run. The plan worked, and she hurried on home. Not far behind, however, were the police officers. Once again, they threatened her with stealing hospital property, but she stood her ground.                                                                           A year latter, the baby, was ill but still alive, but there was no choice, to to return to the hospital, once more, where again she met the same doctor and nurses. Looking at the child the doctor made dire predictions, “This baby will blind and crippled by the age of 2. He will be mentally disbaled and will die at the age of 5.

The Baby kept growing and become stronger each day. When at 6 years of age, he walked into a Seventh day Adventist primary school, not with a cane, as the doctor predicted, because he was not blind. Not in a wheelchair, as the doctor had warned, because he walked in, on two strong legs.

That  baby, rescued from a garbage can, is me Jeremy Arnold [JB sorry I can't transfer his image, but he's a fine looking young man in his early twenties, in the picture.]  Amazingly, however, in spite of my miraculous delivery, Satan almost won, this fight.

I faced many discouragements and temptations, growing up in the south side of Belize city. My father did not support us, and we were very poor. Often we went to school hungry because we had not eaten in many days. I became involved in some bad things.                         But the Lord led me back. By His grace, I have been able to lead many people to Christ through my evangelical ministry.

My Mother, whom I love very much, always reminds me, “Never forget that you were a throwaway baby. God preserved you, and you are here to bring Him glory!”

Thanking Y O U for your time.

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TRUTH, SOMETIMES HURTS,BUT SETS YOU FREE.

There has been, almost from the beginning of time, a battle of ideas. The ideas from God, and the man-made ideas and theories. Over time the man-made ideas, became known as “Traditions”, and many of them, found no fit within Scriptures, thus are worthless as our guide to God through Christ Jesus, agree?

However in many, today, rejecting Bible Truths, they are rejecting its Author, Christ Jesus  {John 1:1-3,14]  When they trample on the Law of god, they also deny the Authority of the Law and the Law Creator, the Creator of all.

OH! It is easy to make an idol of wood, or stone, or one’s job, or one’s stuff, especially due to commonly accepted false theories and doctrines of men.  By his wide-scale misrepresentations of the character of God, which is so fully shown within the Ten commandments, Satan leads men to conceive of God in  a totally erroneous picture. For some time now, Satan has been so successful, that many think he is not real, therefore does not exist, and sadly a few even worship him as a god! Yet many think of God, our Creator, as arbitrary, quick to anger, slow to forgive, and just waiting for one of us to slip, so He can ZAP us!

So, how can this be so?

In this age, where almost each family is able to afford to buy a good Bible, why is there such a wide-spread ignorance of it or about it that is false?  Although few actually read it, fewer still are those who STUDY it

 

Isaiah 28:9-10 “ Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:”

Plus always with prayer before study.

This post, would be a remiss, if it left out History where it concerns Christianity, and what this history’s actions that have left and indelible mark on the human conscience, for good or for ill.                                                                                                                                              John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Free from what?                                                                                                                                      John 8:34 “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”

Truth, liberates, yes, but Love without Truth becomes only to be a Superficial Romanticism, While truth without love ends in an emotional dictatorship.  Only when truth is perfected in the Love for and from our Lord Jesus, are we truly free and united by His love. Can you even close your eyes and think of earth and the life thereon, IF. . .only IF… all followed God’s Ten Laws?

We, must admit that the relevant events in Christian history within the western half of this world, should have taught us all, that for the good of both Church and State, that each should carry out their functions, within their own areas of competence, independently, with a mutual respect for one another.                                                                                                         Today, we need only to look at the Islamic world, to see that when the two forces unite, persecutions results. Just as it did in Western Europe, from the 11th Century on to the 17 th Century, when Rome said,  “Worship as I say, or die”.

Millions were put to death, at the orders from the Vatican’s Office of the Inquisition, which began sometime during the first 6 six years of the pontificate of Gregory IX, between 1227 and 1233. Quoted from H.Ch. Lea “A history of the Inquisition in Spain” V.III. New York , 1996 pp.23-26 from the original documents preserved in Madrid , Spain.

Few, in fact, know that this was written of some centuries ago…

John 16:2 “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”                                                           That was the Vatican then and since 1948 the Islamic radicals, have employed this reasoning for their own brand of Inquisitions for heretics, or non-believers in their particular brands.  However there two things we never should forget….

   (1).   Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

(2).  Neither in doctrine, does the Vatican, for the still in operation the Office of the Inquisition is under the office of the Holy See, which itself has a seat in the United Nations, for the Vatican is a Nation! And perhaps the why for this verse….

Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”                                When coupled with…..

Revelation 13:4 “And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?                                                                                                                                                          NOTE: When the Bible speaks of a beast power, it nearly always is due to the fact that Church and State are operating as one single power.

Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Inspite of the fact that the fall of communism and the joy with which the West has honored the Roman Pontificate, it would seem to indicate that the future is now open for the Supreme Papal desire to come true, the restoration of its political and religious power to govern the world. If this should happen, and the Bible says it will, thus it MUST, history will indeed repeat itself, for there is no new thing under the sun!

This is what it the force behind her Ecumenism, in the which ALL of earth’s religious are placed as equal, and put into one big religious stew pot! The Pope is already taken to hold earth sole, authority for all things of a religious matters, especially what is heresy and who are heretics!

STUDY YOUR BIBLE, NONE AS YET PRINTED WILL ROB YOU OF SALVATION FROM CHRIST!

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The Most Common story Theme in the Bible.

Most will include all three of these guidelines, Typology, Eschatology and Salvation,  if you can’t determine all three of these objects, best study with prayer until you do find them, or your understanding will be askew!

Typology:  the study of types, symbols, or symbolism. symbolic meaning or representation, symbolism.

Eschatology: the furthest out, dealing with Bible prophecy, death-resurrection, judgement, immortality etc. We can say Eschatology in Typology., showing salvation or the promise of.

Salvation; Available to all who accept Christ, in surrender of self-will, free with our sacrifice of self-will.

Most stories will have the above three, qualities, plus an earthly power, and usually a woman or two, one of whom is doing wrong, to some degree. As seen here below:

Genesis 12:1 “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:”                      We, know the reason why God wanted Abram {Abraham} to leave UR, as it was almost next door to Babylon city itself.

Genesis 12:6-8. ” And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.”

Here we see, above, the Eschatological Promise shows salvation.

Genesis 12:12-13 “Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. “

Yes, she was his father’s daughter, but both had a different mother, this half-sister.  The Gene-pool was still clean, today this will produce abnormalities, in their children. It was however an outright lie! So we know Abram and Saria were far from perfect, agree?

  Genesis 12:15-16 “The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and men servants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.”

WOW! He lied, yet got rich by this lie?

Genesis 12:17-20 “And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.”

Did not this Pharaoh do right by them both? He could have said, She is His wife, so kill ‘em, and Abraham would have been dead, right? Yet God knew Abram’s heart, and although he showed a great lack of trust in God, nevertheless God put a plague upon the Pharaoh’s house, and he let them go with all their goods! Abram was now a rich man by the standards of the day!.  So How wonderful god really is?  He was guilty, yet sent away a rich man!

As best as man can place this time frame would be Egypt’s 12th Dynasty or 1878- 1848 B.C.

 Genesis 20:1-2 “And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.”

Abram sure did NOT learn from his first error now did he?

Genesis 20:3 “But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.”

 Genesis 20:5-6 “Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.”

  Genesis 20:14-18 “And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men servants, and woman-servant, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved. So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.”

Note: For the LORD had closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimeleck… God knew all this beforehand, agree? Yet also note Abraham prayed to God, who knew his weaknesses, yet delivered him again and again, and saw to it, that he had enough goods, to start over, but not from scratch!

 Romans 4:3 “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

Galatians 3:6-7 “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.”                                                                                                                                             Note: Here’s all three elements in two verses,

 James 3:16-18 “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be in-treated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”                                                   Note: God knows our every weakness, yet also knows our hearts, and our intent may not always match our actions, just as with Abraham, it is our hearts intentions that allow Him to forgive us when we repent and turn to Christ.

 James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Let’s move to Thutmose, the III, who is/was the Pharaoh of the Exodus, who died on the day of the Exodus! Remember that those Egyptians, like the Russians in the U.S.S.R. days never told any bad news, if a rocket exploded,, they’d announce the test was successfully executed, to test destruction in case of  the rocket was to got of course. Of Course!

This Pharaoh, was used to be treated as a god, may have thought, “Who is this God, whom I must obey”?                                                                                                                                Exodus 5:1-2 “And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.”

Note: This man Thutmose III’s son was of fighting a war, at that time, but as this man was hit by the tidal wave, as he came after the children of Israel, he and his army were swept away a,d never found. His “Mummy”, turned out to be that of a 20-year-old, rather than the near 80 this Pharaoh must have been! So, we have here a regent, and Co-Regent and the woman, one of his wives, the mother of his first-born son, that died, whose grief and anger spurred on this man, to his doom.

 Exodus 5:4-5 “And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.”

Here, we introduce another element, REST, in the Hebrew as used here is SABATH-[shaw-bath'] or Sabbath!  When they stopped people from observing the Sabbath, God moved, right? So when a worldly power or powers collude, to stop God’s children from their REST/Sabbath, God goes to work! He brings on the Plagues, Then it was ten, yet to come, it will be 7 plaques. as in Revelation!  This is both Typology and Eschatology!                      Now God’s People came out of this trail, with great wealth of goods, because they has to start over again, but in the time of the end, after all the plaques,God’s own will again reap huge rewards, eternal life with both Jesus and our Father!

Psalms 103:10-14 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitied his children, so the LORD pitied them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembered that we are dust.”

 Exodus 16:4 “Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.”

Question: Which of God’s Ten Laws, does this concern?……

 

 Exodus 16:5 “And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Exodus 16:20 “Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.”

Note: It seems if they tried to “Save” some of this Manna, for the next day it stank and became wormy.

Question: What is the sixth day, and to prepare for what?                                                                Exodus 16:25-27 “And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a Sabbath unto the LORD: to-day ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. “

Answer: If the 6th day is a Preparation day, it must be for humans to prepare for the Seventh day the Sabbath, which means REST!

Thus ever morning for the 6 days of every week god preformed a miracle in giving the people Manna, which if kept over night on any one of the six days, it would become full of worms and stink.                                                                                                                                     However, on every 6th morning of gathering up the Manna, each had to gather a double portion, which would not overnight, become wormy nor stink, for the SEVENTH DAY! So God The Father would create a miracle, each and every day, right? Plus doing this and more for 40 years!

QUESTION: Do Y O U think from this info, that God is serious about HIS HOLY DAY, The Sabbath?  If you are still in-doubt….

Nehemiah 13:16-18 “There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the Sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the Sabbath.”

Babylon’s king took Jerusalem destroyed the first temple, for two big reasons, Idolatry and the braking of the Sabbath law. This cost then 70 years of captivity, that Jeremiah warned about and Daniel endured. Still think any day Y O U worship is A-OK?

 

Thanking Y O U for your time.         Questions?……………Comments?     John at

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THE SABBATH. . . WHY A SPECIFIC TIME. . NOT A PLACE.

If, The Creator, had chosen a place, then it would be a great hardship for most to attend, agree? Even in this day and age, not to mention when most traveled on foot, “Line two” as the Dutch say. It would have been, then as now not possible for all to attend, let alone putting all 7+ Billions of us into one location!

No, He, in His wisdom and goodness, chose a specific time frame for His Holy Day!

 Mark 2:27-28 “And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”

Note: The above passage, destroys two beliefs of men. (1) The Sabbath was made for the Jews only! So, who sees the word “JEW”, above? Plus Christ, being the Son of man, is LORD also of both mankind and the Sabbaths so why does men think they can make HIS Holy day , From sunset Friday to sunset Saturday-Sabbath, a common day. . .  then make a common day Sun-god-day- a holy day, from a common day?????

Yet this also was foretold….. Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”……. just over 500 years before Christ!

No, God, in His infinite wisdom, and love for us all, chose to use this specific span of time, because no matter our or YOUR location, the time of the Sabbath’s Friday sun-set, will catch each of us, no matter where one is, or lives. Even those in prisons, the Sabbath time covers them as well!

Earth’s occupants, humanity, speaks over 200 languages and Lord only knows how many dialects, but did Y O U know that in spite of the above, some 80 languages’ name for their SATURDAY also means REST in their tongue?                                                                          That may or may not mean much to you, but please know the word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word SHABBATH-[shaw-bawth] means intermission, rest. Who thinks that this is far beyond chance?

Mark 7:6-7 “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias [Elijah] prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Note: So WHOM do all the Sunday keepers worship on SUN – god – day? The Church of Rome, accepted this from Constantine in 321 A.d, when he decreed: “All shops shall be open for 6 days but on the seventh day is a Feast day, for the Venerable day of the Sun. You see 99% of Rome were sun-god worshipers, at that time, plus a host of other gods, that’s why we call them Pagans.

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

  Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

     Mark 16:1-3 “And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher? “

Note: THE TIME FRAME, above and below!

Luke 23:52-56 “This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. ”     Luke 24:1-3 “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.”

Note: the Bible is its own expositor, for it proves itself within itself, all it takes Bible knowledge and tools such as a study Bible [KJB] and the big Concordance, and the willingness to use it!  Is not eternal life worth some effort on our part?

THEREFORE, The Sabbath Day is The Seventh Day, and the 7th Day is The Sabbath Day!  Now look closer at YOUR calendar for this day! With this knowledge> Julius Caesar invented the calendar we know today, and that he died in March 15th of 44 B.C. Before Christ!

But , the calendar has been changed since then, right?

YES, we today have the Gregorian Calender, BUT the only change he made, this Pope Gregory, was to remove 10 day from august, so that August the 5th became august the 15th, but no change in the number of days in a week!

Yes facts are FACTS, and when they support truth we must employ them, right?

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L.#3 “THE 3 ‘GENERALS’ IN ARMAGEDDON.”

Revelation 16:13-14 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”                                         Revelation 16:16 “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

[Sorry, but this "War", is not with guns, bombs or tanks, it's strictly a "Spiritual War".] In the final movements that usher in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, the earthly leaders and their people will be gathered to the last great conflict by the three unclean spirits which go forth from the dragon, the beast and the false prophet. Here are the three “Generals” through whom Satan will especially work in his endeavor to swing the whole world to his side in that final battle between truth and error.

On the side of truth, there are three great powers: ! God is The God of Truth; 2. Jesus Christ is The Truth; 3. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. When a person accepts Christ as their only savior, and is then Baptized, they are submersed, under the water, symbolic of death in christ, and then rising up, to be a new creature born from above, they are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each person who then lives for, and obey Christ, in love, becomes part of the family of truth.

In direct opposition, the devil, Satan, has three great powers on his side for error; the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. . In the final conflict these three will unite to form one great confederacy to make war on the Truth of God, the Law of God, and the People of God.

WHO IS THE  DRAGON?

This question will naturally rise. What power does it represent?  Turn to the Bible….

Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”                                                     

Please know Satan works through human agencies, note of his try to get King Herod to kill Jesus…                                                                                                                                                   Revelation 12:4-5 “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”                       Matthew 2:16 “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.”

[this was foretold by God….Jeremiah 31:15 “Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.”  By the way a tomb was found that had many male infants’ bones within it.                                                                                                       All three books attest to this fact that Satan used the powers of Pagan Rome, with its idol worships, thus is in fact devil worship!                                                                                                  1 Corinthians 10:9 “Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.”                                                                                1 Corinthians 10:20-21 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

[man’s saying: “If you are going to dine with the Devil, use a long spoon!” Right? Sorry no spoon can ever be long enough, even if you have a crane to lift it!   Please know this: “The very spirit of heathen idolatry is rife today, through and under the influence of false science and education, it has assumed a more refined and attractive form, called Evolution. Within which there is no God, no judgement, no laws based on absolutes in right, in wrong and in truth, for under evolution all things are relative, to time, to place to person, to situation! How so utterly empty, and gives life no meaning, nor purpose beyond mere existence!

SPIRITUALISM’s  self-immortality of the soul and self- deification [we are all gods! heifer dust, if you think you are a god, walk on water, or create a new life-form, no babies, even dogs can do this] of man’s is today’s paganism. So in this particular prophecy, the dragon is Satan working through the medium of spiritualism.

Preparation for the Final Crisis”  a book by Fernado Chaij P. 98.

“And this manifests itself and works through four different channels: Paganism (Pagan forms of worship and superstition dominated by spiritualism) : Modern or Social Spiritualism; the ‘christian’ spiritualism, which has amalgamated [mixed in] itself with Protestant and Catholic worship by means of miracles and signs and on the basis of common doctrine of immortality of the soul; and scientific spiritualism, which is practiced in the form of laboratory investigations, under the name of parapsychology or other modern designations”

WHO IS THE BEAST?

IN Revelation 13, and Daniel 7, taken together, as each is the “overlay” for the other, but as separate, the answers will allude to most earnest of students.  This beast, and please know that John the Revelator, is actually being shown this from his present time looking backwards to Daniel’s time, but Daniel’s given the views to the future, thus fore-wards in time. Both of these books use symbols, to represent earthly powers with animals. The beast of 13, is not a beast but symbolic of a religious-political power….

  Revelation 13:2-5 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

In Daniel 2, we have the Metal Dream Man, Gold-Head = Kingdom of Babylon, becomes the Winged Lion The silver arms and chest= Medo-Persian kingdom, it becomes the Bear with 3 ribs in its mouth.  The Brass belly- thighs = Greece under Alexander the Great. It becomes the four-headed-four winged leopard, and Pagan Rome which is NOT I.D. is the great a terrible beast Which was the two legs of Iron with feet and toes of iron and clay.             AS Pagan Rome took over all  these kingdoms, she also took for herself many of their conquered nations, religious symbols and worships, as well as some customs.

The Seven heads and ten horns identify this beast symbol as the successor of the Roman Empire, see Revelation 13: 3-5, above. The sea is symbolic of many people in one area – as in a “sea of faces”..Revelation 17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”                                                                                                                      The Bible calls a church a woman, and in Revelation there are mentioned,one above represents the apostate church, while Rev.12:1,2 is Christ’s true Church that follows Him in loving obedience.  WE have winds of strife and war, and coming up out of the sea, means it arose up from within a thickly populated area.

The reason we can say that Pagan Rome absorbed religious customs from other is shown by the Beast as a composite of the previous beasts or Kingdoms, they represented….                 Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

H.M.S. Richards of the Voice of Prophecy radio broadcast, in his latest book, “ONE WORLD,” gives this helpful comment on V-2. “The very symbols used in the Seventh chapter of Daniel are introduced here: it has the mouth of a lion,Daniel’s symbol of Babylon; the feet of a Bear, Medo-Persia; the body of a leopard, Greece, ten horns, the distinguishing features of the divided Roman empire, representing the great nations of Europe.”

The old pagan religious systems from Babylon,” states Pastor Richards, “passed through the various stages of the four world empires and into Rome itself. Latter they influenced even the Christian form in a great apostasy that grew up in the ecclesiastical organization, so that Papacy became the heir of the superstitions and false philosophies of all ages from Babylon on down, and so becomes the mystic Babylon of the Book of Revelation.” Pp. 225-226.

Yet God, in His mercy, gave us yet another two great clue in vs.5.                                                      Revelation 13:5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”                                                                                                                                            A Hebrew month, all 12 in fact had 30 days thus 360 days in a year. Thus 42 months x 30 = 1260 days. In Prophecy a day represents a year. God says:                                                      Ezekiel 4:6 “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.”  and- [Numbers 14:34].

Thus in Prophecy time the 1260 days is actually 1260 years.!  The Historian Wile in his “History of the Reformation” states: “In 538 A.D. the bishop of Rome’s church became the “head of all churches” , and the ‘corrector of all heretics, and during the 1260 years, of Papal Supremacy thus order murdered millions, because of their belief of “worship as we say or die”! AS the Bible was outlawed as was the Sabbath keeping, and many other Bible truths, that man’s Traditions” were added over time, that find no harmony in Scriptures!

[in point of History this was the decree of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who had given up his throne and powers, in 331 A.D. to the then Bishop of Rome’s church, while he moved his capital to Constantinople [Istanbul- Turkey of today] as the Eastern Empire, yet keeping military control over the Western portion namely W.Europe’s ten nations.]

The Prophecy points out that this power would receive a “deadly wound”, which would be healed and the entire world would follow the practices or customs of the Papacy except those few who will hold tenaciously to the Lord Jesus Christ……                                                       Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”                                                                                                                                                       Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Note (j.b.)  This wound is NOT YET fully healed, prophetically, and it will not be 100% healed until…..                                                                                                                                            Revelation 13:11-12 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”

At the end of this 42 month prophetic time frame, 1798, a French army under General Berthier entered Rome in February 10, 1798, taking the Pope prisoner, carried him to Valence, France and died there in a prison the next year. A huge cry went out, “Catholicism is dead!”  {9j.b.) After Napoleon had crowned himself, Emperor | know that the one of the Popes’ titles is “Emperor”] he permitted the Cardinals to elect a Pope in 1800.They have had one ever since, and in 1870, at the Vatican Council on July 18, they decreed that the Pop[e, in religious matters was INFALLIBLE! HE could NOT make a mistake, while speaking EX-CATHEDRA.  that is, “when the Pope defines doctrine regarding faith or morals”. This dogma began the “healing process” and Pope John Paul 2nd, greatly advanced the healing process, [but it is not yet healed until all the nations governments degree the "International Sunday Law" and the Ten Kings shall help her rule the world!]

This wound still festering today, in spite of both the L.A. Times and the SF. Chronicle both had 2 inch head-lines” Wound  Healed” , in 1929 the signing of the Lateran Treaty between Benito Mussolini and Cardinal Gasparri, which turned the Vatican city into a nation again!       When in October 4, 1965 the Pope’s visit to the U.S. He blessed the U.S. and in a T.V. speech that when on Telstar television the whole world……                                                              Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

NOTE:(j.b.) All earth shall worship him WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT written in the Book of Life!  This means they are IN the Book of Death! Thus shall perish forever, no resurrection to eternal life for these, for they have not chosen their Savior!

 

WHO IS THE FALSE PROPHET?        [HINT taught by false teachers]

The Dragon and beast [the church and state acting as one] HAVE BEEN MADE CLEAR, BUT WHO IS OR ARE THE FALSE PROPHET (s)? At the very time that the Prophet John sees the papal power “go into captivity”, He says, …….                                                               Revelation 13:10-14 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”                                                                                                                                                          There can be no doubts about the identity of this two-horned beast, as being the false prophet, of this Tri-Armageddon confederacy, when we take and compare the statement of chapter 19:20…                                                                                                                   Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”                                   { Will not this false one speak like the dragon, and make in “Image of the same”?  Please remember this fact: From: Peter Geiermann C.S.S.R. “The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957) P50. 

“Question: Which is the Sabbath day?”

“Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.”

“Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?”

“Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”

Albert Smith, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, U.S.A. replying for the Cardinal in a letter, February 10, 1920. “If protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day. In keeping the Sunday, they are FOLLOWING the a law of the Catholic Church.”

  [(j.b.) please tell me WHO all the Sunday -keepers are in truth worshiping? Are they not worshiping the Laws of MEN, at best or the Dragon at worst?   YOU decide! After reading this….Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. ”                                                                                                                          Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”                                         Revelation 14:11-12 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.      12. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”                                      Note{ Vs.12 above, are those who claim Christ as their personal savior!, all others are lost!.  

       You see, Revelation is all about worship, WHO and When! Yes many say what’s the difference? Well the difference is God’s Commanded for us to worship[ Him on the Seventh day the Sabbath! Oh there’s a million? excuses we humans have up with to avoid Sabbath worship, but remember Christ was born of a Jewish Mom, and He worshiped always on Saturday, for it is……                                                                                       Matthew 12:8 “For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”                      Isaiah 58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:”

Note: [whom then do WE honor, worshiping on the First day of the week Sun-god day?]

What power was arising in the late 1790’s, not in a populated area.. but in a wilderness or thinly populated land? “Coming up out of the earth?”  From four specific aspects of the prophecy, only one power could this fit– United States.But in a very special way, this Two-Horned Beast preeminently represents Protestantism, in its development in the US.              Notice what this Protestant power is to do:                                                                                   Revelation 13:11-12 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ”            

   Though it may seem incredible to many, this in fact has already occurred beginning in 1999 { U-Tube 2014 Pope Frances speaks to Kenneth Copeland} When the Vatican Two treaty was signed on by Lutherans, Anglicans,Baptists, all but a few Bible Adhering denominations have signed this treaty, in which they ALL over the world, yes Hindus etc, agree that the Pope is the Supreme Religious leader of Earth!  The US, military will be able to force all nations to agree to Sunday worship or….

      Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

{Have you not heard that our Government Agencies have been busy buying millions of rounds of ammo?  WHY? THINK! It took Rome 300 years of patience to change to its Sunday Law!/

    The Prophecy  is clear  ,  pointing to a sector of Protestantism, after hearing the truth from the martyred  ones, who shed much blood to give us truth, according the God’s Word, that they are NOW rejecting what was purchased by their blood and lives, and are running full-speed back to the Mother Church. Her daughters are returning to Mother!  But why or how?  Prophecy shows:  

1. Performance of great miracles by this apostate power, that will lead people into following the papal power Verses 13-14. These people want to “SEE” miracles, so they “Mariam Visions, and “Sightings”, bleeding stone and wood carved images, stigmatic persons, etc.  

2. Apostate Protestantism’s, Prosperity Preachers,  that will actually make an “image” to the Papacy VS14.  ..” saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”         After all they have remained unchanged for nigh on 2,000, years while other Christians have some 33,000 world-wide denominations, they are still ONE! [That's true, but they have 90+ errors of doctrine and the biggest is that the Papacy hold their laws and their traditions up and above the Bible! Thus they hold human law above the laws of God, guess whose side they are one?

3. Enforcement.. only Satan and Co., uses force, god uses love and truth but Satan uses every thing but! Revelation 13:15 "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."                          { Note (JB) so now can you being to see whose is in the Papal corner and where she gets her powers from?]

4. The Mark of the Beast” is enforced by civil law, the National and International Sunday Worship Law!   Revelation 13:16-17 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

THE PAPACY— THE BEAST POWER– 

Allow us to show the expanded description of the “Beast Power”,                                              1. It is the resulting power, of the unification of church and state, which were under the Papal control from 538 A.D. until 1798 A.D.  She, again was given NATIONHOOD status in 1929, as stated previous, this was the Beginning of the healing of the deadly wound.

2. The Dragon Power, can be placed onto any system that is under Satan’s control, even they know it not because by their Fruits Ye shall know them!                                                            Matthew 7:16-20 “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

Note: (jb) Whenever these tow powers are as one, or working as one, persecution always results, just ask the any woman under Islam today or read W.Europe history of the Church! or Google Waldenses, or the Heuganauts, or Huss, or Protestant Reformation.

The Papacy…. the beast power… was formed by the union of church and state, which resulted in the persecution of dissenters.

“Facts of Faith b y Christian Edwardson, P. 304. [(jb) Take note few are small booklet types, due to the long time frame and many abuses recorded]

“In forming the Papacy during the 4th and 5th centuries, the catholic bishops, in conjunction with the state, enforced the pagan’s ‘venerable day of the sun,’ as a day of rest. This was but the first step in uniting church and state, thus forming what Bible Prophecy calls ‘The Beast Power’. Now with the forming ‘an image to the beast’, the Protestant and Catholic clergy will again make Sunday laws the entering wedge in their attempt to enforce religion by state laws universally. [Sunday legislation is already on the 'book in most States, but as the "blue Laws' not yet enforced. In fact some 100+ were cast into prison for not obeying Sunday laws in the 1860's in California!]  Sunday legislation constitutes the neutral ground for co-operation between Catholics and Protestants, and in this work they seek each other’s assistance. “

Note:  [ (JB) I have not yet found any evidence that within the Reformation movement, that the Sabbaths of God, was any issue, they all stayed with the Papacy on this point, and it was not until, again as best I know, that the Sunday worship was rejected, by some and the Sabbath re-instituted, ever heard of the Seventh Day Baptists?  The media are dominated with Papal sympathizers, is this possible?]                                                                       Please know that in 1999, the Anglican, the Lutheran churches signed a “Treaty” with the Papacy, thus these “Two Daughters” cam home to ” The Mother Church ” ! Five (5) years later, the Methodist and a Baptist Church, not Southern as far as I know. However all the “Eastern ‘religions” are on board as well as the Eastern and Russian Orthodoxies are signed on members!

Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. ”                                                                                                                                                    Note (j.b) Most assuredly, all can agree that the above prophecy became fact during the rule of Pope John Paul 2nd, as he visited many nation during his rule!

  Most will agree, that when conflicts , crimes and Satan’s action with weather and earthquakes and the like, and when …  Luke 21:26 “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”  Then it shall be much easier for church leaders to convince the populace all around the world, to get back to Godly Worships and we must pass the Sunday Laws, to force all to worship and ask God for His Mercy to be with us again!

Next #4. “Stage is Set for The FINAL CONFLICT”  

Thank Y O U for your precious time.—- (john b_ )

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SOON, VERY SOON, THE SAINTS WILL GO HOME WITH JESUS.

We can’t say Jesus with frown, unless we conscientiously try to do so!  YET…..

Matthew 13:57. “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house”

Note: These were the people who had known Jesus and his brothers and sisters [yes, sisters, we are not told, how many] as well as Joseph and Mary his “Parents”, as fat as they knew! Now if you had grown up with a someone, who turns out to be the son of god and designated as the Messiah or Savior, would you not have had some doubts?……

 Matthew 13:55-56 “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?”

 Matthew 13:58 “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”

Note: Not many but He did some.

Your belief, in christ will affect and reflect in all that you do and are..

 Matthew 6:3 “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: “

 Matthew 6:7 “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”

Note: We either truth Fully and totally in Jesus or our faith is but a shadow.

 Matthew 3:1-3 “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, {Greek for Aliyah] saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”.

Note: Who members the Story of John the Baptist, who lost his head for telling the truth?[Matt.14:]  How does that fit into this passage….

 Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”

Note: or more importantly with this….

.Revelation 13:15-17 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”.

 

Note: There shall be such a world-wide zeal, “for getting back to God”, that the world will be convinced should be worshiped on the Sun-god-day, that all who refuse this and worship as Jesus set our example, will be hated, persecuted and killed.

 

 

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BITTEN by a TAIWAN COBRA.

 

Many thanks to author Gary Tolbert and Signs of the Times Aug 2014 Issue, for the foundation of this story.

 

The handling of poisonous snakes is dangerous as this author knows. He draws a power and spiritual lesson from what happened.

 

NOTE: [(j.b) have Y O U, dear reader, ever thought of sin as being like a serpent's poison? Here's  my analogy... the human being can become immune to snake venom, but know that there are more than one type of toxins, and some snakes care two types. First, one needs to inject very small amounts into one body, or a regular basis, and very slowly over the years increase the dosage!

While I heartily recommend that Y O U stay far away from this , I've draw for you how we make anti-venom, by the use of large animals, mostly cows and horses, and in the same way. Each animal is recorded with what snake venom it carries, and it's blood is taken regularly, and the anti-venom is extracted and frozen for use for mankind.    So now to Gary's story....

 

When, you live in Florida, you don't have a hard time finding snakes. In fact, they often find YOU! The Poisonous species are sometimes more of a challenge, but they're there if you look in the right places. I guess that's why, when I was a teenager, I got started on the hobby of collecting them. My parents were't very happy about the idea, but they put up with it.

Cages with Plexiglas fronts and locks on the doors lined the wall of a specially built room on the back of our home. Soon they housed many different kinds orf snak4es, including rattlesnakes, and water moccasins. The poisonous snakes added spice to my hobby. They proved to be a bit more exciting that I had anticipated.

In time, I wanted to add a few exotic species to my collection. I found that I could buy some interesting specimens through the mail. That's how i got Fred. Fred was a Taiwan Cobra about 3.5 feet long. When he rose up, in his cage, and spread his hood, he really caught your attention. He was beautiful!

UNTOUCHABLE FRED.

 

put Fred in my biggest cage, and wondered what I would do if he refuse to eat. That wasn't an unusual problem. Many of the other snakes wouldn't eat on their own, so we had to force feed them. Even Mom was willing to help with most of them. But Fred was different. I didn't want to touch him with my bare hands unless I absolutely had to.

Then a small crises came. A snake's skin doesn't grow with the snake, it sheds its skin, periodically. But when snakes are in captivity, normal processes can become complicated.

It was time for Fred to get rid of his old skin. Normally, snakes simply rub their noses on a rough surface until the old skin breaks lose, and they just crawl out of it. But Fred was having trouble getting the process stated. I would have been happy to help just about any other of m6y snakes, but I didn't want to pick up Fred.

John, who lived nearby, did not mind handling this type of snake, as he shared my fascination with poisonous snakes.. He was a little more daring in that he had acquired some lethal South american species.

I called John, and he came right over. When he picked up Fred he held him in one hand, and began peeling the skin away from his nose. Then he switched hands to continue helping Fred, with the process,  but before any of realized what was happening Fred had embedded a fang in the tip of John's finger!

There are two kinds of snake venom. Hemotoxin, that Rattlesnakes have, it attacks the red blood cells. {(j.b.) they carry oxygen to your cells.] This venom begins to the digestion processes while one is still alive. Hemotoxin venom sounds really bad, and it does produce painful, ugly wounds. But with quick treatment from anti venom serum, people really die from it.

The second type of venom, neuro-toxic venom works by attacking the nervous system. When its out of commission, the internal organ are paralyzed. Death from snake bites that carry this venom comes more quickly, like coral snakes,, though with less pain. Yet even in these cases, when prompt medical attention is given, people seldom die. Mostly thanks to the large animals that makes anti-venom possible.

FACING DEATH.

 

Hoping that our case would add to the statistics of life, we packed John’s hand in ice, and rushed his to the hospital, after taking him to a local MD. who although not believing our story, sent his to the hospital, and called ahead  so they could get ready.

When the staff was finally convinced of the truth, they called in every expert they could think of to help them decide what to do. There were two problems;

(1) First, the bite was from a Taiwan Cobra, being a particularly dangerous type of venom because it carries BOTH types of venom in very high concentrations. So even though Fred drove only one fang into John’s finger, he was in grave danger. Death could come quickly.

(2) Second, was that Fred a Taiwan Cobra, and John was in Florida a long way from Taiwan. When one is in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and not in Taiwan, one is not supposed to get bitten by a Taiwanese Snake

While the doctors struggled to keep John alive, appeals for Taiwan cobra anti-venom where sent out. Someone in Canada, called, saying they had some, but that’s still a long way from Florida.

Then on Miami Bill Haas, owner of the Miami Serpentarium, heard of our problem. Bill Haas puts on daily shows in which he “milks’ the venom of exotic species, which is used for research and creating the anti-venom. Snakebites was a regular part of his life, and so, to build up immunities in his blood, he regularly injects himself with venom- so much so that he was piratically immune to their poison. He seemed to be our best hope.

Some one got in touch with the U.S. Air force, which helped Bill Haas get to Cocoa Beach quickly. There, the doctors transfused some of Bill’s blood into John’s vein, and the anti-venom Bill had developed in his blood went to work counteracting the venom my cobra had injected into John’s finger.Bill’s blood literally saved John’s life!

FULL OF VENOM.

 

Scripture says that an “ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the world astray”…Revelation 12::9, who has attacked each one of us. Beginning with the intrusion of sin and death into our world, some 6,000 years ago to the sins we all commit and the diseases that take our lives today, people have always been powerless against his bite…..{Genesis 3;   ….

 Romans 3:23-24″ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”

It by this means of our sins, that we each have been “pumped full of venom”, and left to our own devises we shalt soon die.

However, our Heavenly Father knows how to treat this problem.

John 3:15-16 “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. “

God, showed us all way back in Genesis 3:21  that sin required to be atoned for with blood

Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

Up to that point in time, earth had not witnessed death, of any life form, as all life was Vegan ..

Genesis 1:29-31 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

Note: (j.b.) If any try to show you that sharp and pointy teeth can only belong to a carnivore, ask them to look at the fruit-bat, it eats only fruit but the teeth are long of its size and very sharp and “pointy”!

 Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

Note (j.b.) For this reason was the O.T. blood sacrifices done, for they were the foreshadow of Christ’s blood shed for all sin for all time.

 Romans 3:24-25 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”

DUE to His sinless life, conquering the devil on his own ground, He has powerful blood. He is immune to Satan’s venom and He offers us a “Spiritual Blood transfusion” that will save our lives.

We know not how it works, but many know that it as and will continue to work in all other who honestly accept Him in faith and trust,

 John 3:14 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:”

 Numbers 21:8 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. “

 

But how can this be still so?

 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

As we see Him, there and understand who He is and He did for us, His blood covers and heals us….

 Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh [drawn near] by the blood of Christ.”

Please know, it takes special license, to own poison snakes, and you need to learn all there is about handling them with a degree of safety, although 100% safety is a goal, few be there that reach it! That’s the reason,  the why there is this story!

Now if Y O U feel that ancient serpent ‘s bite, remember that in Jesus christ ALL of us no matter how full of his venom we are, Jesus christ is the 100% fully effective anti-venom cure!  It’s Christ on the Cross for us all, Picture Him there dying for Y O U and me. His Blood is POWERFUL!

 

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