“THE BEAST.” a Christmas Story. by Tom Dowling. Signs of the Times 12/2018

My many thanks to Mr. Dowling and Sign of the Times Magazine. John B.

He came to my desk with the application i n his huge hand, and held it out to me. I asked him to be seated, and his giant bulk filled the chair.

He was the ugliest man I’d ever seen, and just his presence made me very uneasy. I’d never before see anyone to physically repulsive, and do think that he was applying for a job at a department store seemed completely unacceptable. In my ten years as personnel manager, I’d seen all kinds of applicants, but this one was extraordinary, to say the least.

Yet his voice, in replay to may questions, was surprisingly gentle, more sincere than most— and at the same time more anxious. His application stated that he was employed by a carnival, which presently set up on the outskirts of my town.

” You’re already employed,” I said “so why are you applying for this temporary job?”

“Well Sir,” he answered, “It’s just the job , the very king, I’ve been looking for, and always wanted.”

“Certainly, you must realize that there are many applicants for this job,’ I told him. “The competition is very keen.”

” I know that.” his beady eyes searching mine. “But I am willing to take the job without pay, and the hours will not conflict with my job at the carnival.”

“Well.” I finally said. “if you should get the position, you’ll be paid at the advertised rate.”

He shrugged his gigantic shoulders, “I’d still want it if it paid nothing. I’ve never wanted anything more, sir, never in my whole life.”

I dismissed him then, advising him that he would be considered fairly along with the other applicants. At the door he turned to thank me, his great,ugly face sending shudders through me, and for the rest of the day, I could not forget him. When sheer physical repulsiveness comes into your life, it isn’t easily forgotten. His sincerity, his desperation, clung to my memory, and I was determined that he, as one of God’s creatures, was entitled to a fair opportunity. Perhaps I was being foolish, reckless even, to consider him, but there was nothing else I could do, and still call myself a human being, just as he was!

All that night I couldn’t sleep for thinking about this poor, unfortunate man who must have experienced great hardships in his lifetime because of his ugliness. I kept trying to imagine how disappointing life must have been for him, how frustrating and how loveless. Just the sight of him incurred loathing and banishment. He had to be an outcast, a target for ridicule to the apathetic, uncompassionate of the world.

The next day I decided I had to see him in his environment, so I went to the carnival grounds, feeling like a spy. It is something I HAD to do before I decided which applicant for the very short-term job at the store would get it. I have to see for myself what type of work the man with the beak-like features, and the angel-lie voice did.

After some searching and finally some questions, I was directed to a sign, a huge sign reading “THE HUMAN BEAST”. Not wanting to think much about this distasteful announcement, I bought a ticket, and went inside, and stood in the back row of a large group of the curious.

At last the lights dimmed, and a spotlight played on a crudely built stage. In a few minutes he emerged from behind the curtain, and gasps of horror rose from the crowd. Children screamed as mothers who should have known better that to bring them here in the first place, hugged them to their breasts. He was painted in unearthly colors, his great bulk bent under the weight of the chains that surrounded his massive body. Back and forth across the stage he writhed, uttering deep gutteral groans and snarls of a caged animal. He was indeed the beast he played, and my heart ached for this man wo sat before me only yesterday,j and pleaded for an escape, no matter how brief, from this agonizing role he played before a jeering and ridiculing mob of thrill seekers.

The only time he seemed to break out of the frightening character was each time someone hustled a child from the tent. His sad eyes followed the children with sheer, unmistakable anguish.

I waited until the tent emptied and then made my way inside the curtain and found him. He looked at me in shame.

“I wish you hadn’t come here,” he said in that soft voice. I wish….”

“If you still want the job.” I said to him, :”it’s yours”

His giant head nodded in disbelief, “Oh, yes, I do”.

Then be at the store tomorrow afternoon at four .” I said.

Again that great head nodded, and I left.

The next day, because of other duties, I wasn’t able to be at the store when he arrived, and began his work. I arrived at six o’clock and went directly to the toy department.

There he was, surrounded by a great multitude of delighted children. The expressions on their faces told me I had not made a mistake. The face that had brought him jeers and hoots from so many others, so many times in his life, at he carnivals, was now hidden behind a white bears, and his huge frame was clothed in a red-and-white suit. The eyes that had chilled people to the bone were no longer sad but filled with tears of joy as he took one child after another onto his lap, playing for them the wonderful, jolly Santa Claus they all loved and trusted.

NOTE (JB) :  I for one, am truly glad, that our heavenly Father-God does not look at the outside of us, but rather at the inner person, that which makes up our character! Yet, with me, as with most, even this  is usually quiet ugly! With our very human traits, of envy, ego, self-love, and a myriad of other ugly traits, that results in the headline news across this sin-filled earth, ruled by Satan.

Ephesians 2:2 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Isaiah 14:12-15 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

Never ever, take the words for the Word of God, learn that for yourselves. As no man can save himself nor Y O U!

Thanking Y O U for your time. Questions? Comments?  John at servant@frontier.com

Want/Need more? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM. Your Father, has a place, specifically set aside for Y O U, forever! Will you join Him?

Other sites:  BLBN.org Redeemed.International.org itiswritten.com  AFTV.org  Amazingdiscoveries.org   bonesinstones.blogspot.com

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Vanesa Pizzuto’s “Kevan’s Journey as a BACKPACK. Signs of the Times, 11/.18

Kevan exudes warmth. Even though I interviewed him online from London, I could feel that warmth as strongly as if I were sitting right next to him. Something about this joyous man shrunk the distance between us and made me feel like I was  in down-town Fort W#ayne, Indiana, sharing a cafe’ table with him. He cracked jokes about his wheelchair and living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy [ SMA] . His boyish laughter is infectious. In long, unhurried sentences, he told me about growing up in North Carolina, about his loyal college friends, and how he ended up traveling around Europe strapped to a back-pack!

When Connie, Kevin’s older sister, was diagnosed with SMA, a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement, the doctors recommended that her parents not have anymore children. Undefeated, the Chandlers decided they would take the risk and love any future children the same they did Connie. A year and a half later, Kevan was born, the youngest of three siblings.

Growing up, they tool it one day at a time. Kevan said they would look at what THEY WANTED to do, and what they COULD do and find a balance between the two. “Sometimes this means letting go of things you wanted to do, but other things pushed you out of your comfort zone.” Kevan said.  More often than not, finding the balance meant getting creative.

Kevan remembers his older brother cutting out cardboard horses and attaching then to his wheelchair, so they could play cowboys. He remembers his Dad, an airplane mechanic, fitting his wheelchair with a special metal frame so he could play football with his primary school friends… years before powerchair football became popular.

During his formative years, of his childhood, which Kevan called as “Happy”, he learned to use an unconventional, community-oriented approach to problem solving. And it’s where he first developed an unquenchable thirst for adventure.

While in college, studying toward a counseling degree with emphasis on Prison Ministry, Kevan and his friends decided to explore the local sewers. Not that I can fathom why anyone would want to do this, but Kevan blames it on watching Teenage Mutant Turtles, on TV, as a child. As sewers aren’t exactly wheelchair accessible, Kevan’s buddies strapped him to a makeshift backpack, he weighs in at less than 70 pounds,— so that he could be part of the smelly adventure! While down deep into the sewers, Kevan and his friends had a “EUREKA” MOMENT: “WHERE ARE WE GOING , NEXT”? It was a simple question that would,  for Kevan, completely redefine accessibility.

GOING TO EUROPE.

Kevan’s dream was to visit Europe,  But the places he wanted to see weren’t wheelchair accessible., so after designing a new backpack, in June 2016 he and a group of friends spent three weeks backpacking through France, England and Ireland. Four friends took turns carrying him, while the other two filmed the experience. After all “if you’re going to do something crazy you should probably document it right?” Adventure met them at every turn,  from dance parties in France to monastic climbs in Ireland. They saw the world as it’s meant to be seen, in the company of friends

I asked Kevan what it felt like to leave his wheelchair at the Atlanta Airport and completely depend on other to carry him for three weeks. He said one of the main things challenges was letting go of control. “When I’m in my wheelchair, I may be limited in where I can go, but I am in charge. In a backpack, I can go practically anywhere— I don’t have to worry about ladders or even mountains. But I’m at the mercy of those carrying me. The experience made me realize that I’d traded one freedom for another, And one freedom isn’t greater than the other. They are just different.”

After his return, Kevan spent four months writing a book about his experience, “THE VIEW FROM HERE.”  which he hopes will be published soon.  As he wrote, he realized that one of the greatest blessings of the trip was seeing the Kingdom of God, coming to earthy–God’s priorities put into practice in the kindness of his friends and in the way people were reacting to their adventure. “People would stop us to say that this is what they needed to see, people loving each other. It was like a drink of clean water to them”. Jesus has foretold this very thing:

 John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”       This is very fitting, as pure love is the very foundational bases for God’s Government, and rule.

Near the end of our trip, it really hit me,” Kevan confessed. “I asked the Lord why these guys were doing this. He clearly said,, ‘Because they love you in the way that I love you. It’s my love coming through them.”

THE MISSION.

While preparing for the adventure which Kevan and friends promptly and apply dubbed, “WE CARRY KEVAN”. the word spread about this “Backpack” for disabled people and the group of brave friends who were redefining accessibility. People from all over the world started contacting the team, asking about their experience, the backpack and where to find people willing to carry them.

The interest was such that, upon returning from the trip, Kevan started a nonprofit organization to inspire communities to re-imagine accessibility. “What if accessibility is less about ramps and more about people helping people?”. Kevan asked me during the interview, and I found myself answering that maybe it was always ment to be about community. On an emotional level and spiritual levels, I know this to be the only path to healing. My friends have carried me to Jesus– much like the story of the paralyzed man..

 Luke 5:17-25 “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.”

On many occasions, when I didn’t have the strength to go on, my friends were there to see me through a crisis in my life. Why should physical accessibility be any different?

This summer, Kevan and his friends are traveling to China. With the help of Show Hope, an organisation that supports orphan with disabilities, Kevan and his friends {his squad] will visit care centers to encourage children and deliver backpacks. Kevan is looking forward to taking these children for walks with the help of their care-givers. Some of these children have never seen an adult with disabilities thriving. Kevan hopes to inspire them to embrace their fullest potential.

AT THE KING’S TABLE.

“There’s a lot more to us than our physical bodies,” Kevan said as we wrapped up our interview. Then he shared the Biblical story of Mephibosheth from a perspective I’d never considered before. Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan and the grandson of King Saul, was disabled. The boy was five years old when his father and grandfather were killed in battle. It was then the custom, when a new king took over, all his family were killed, thus no lineage of that ruler, might latter on claim the throne.  In trying to save the boy’s life his nurse picked him up and fled. But as they hurried, the boy fell and became lame in both legs  [ 2nd Samuel 4] 

When David became King, he wanted to honor his best friend Jonathan. So, he invited Mephibosheth, by now an adult with a son of his own, to sit and eat at his table. “The beautiful thing about eating at the table is that your legs are hidden”, Kevan said “This Disabled guy sitting on the same level with David’s mighty men. He’s on the same level with the guy that killed a lion a nd a giant.” This story is such a beautiful analogy of the Kingdom of God: at His table we’re all equal.

We all, find our identity in our relationship with Christ. Sitting at His table {The Wedding Supper} CONT…..>

 Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

Note(JB) : Christ is the Husband, and all those who follow Him in loving obedience to the law, are His Spiritual brides. Time frame? at the end of the 1000 years after Jesus’ Second Coming, and coming with the Second Resurrection, and satan being Loosed again, he now has others to deceive once more, and when he gets them to surround the New Jerusalem, Every knee shall bow, even Satan’s, and then all the of the Second resurrection shall be cast into the Lake of Fire’s once and only use!  [Malachi 4:1-3] This fire will burn only as long ad there’s “Fuel”, the saints, [you and me] will walk upon their ashes with the soles of our feet! Read what’s there, not what another tells you!

Cont.>>>>> Sitting at His table we’re reminded again, of the intrinsic value He’s bestowed us all, regardless of any physical, emotional, or spiritual limitations we might have had, because….   1 Corinthians 15:12-15 “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.”

 1 Corinthians 15:50-55 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? ”

 Revelation 20:6″ Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”  { the millenium}.

Note(JB) : While those of the first Resurrection shall have new glorious bodies, eternal bodies, those of the second resurrection will have the same bodies, same diseases that had when the died., and will die again in the fire! The rewards for Obedience are … eternal but then the punishment for the rejection of Jesus Christ, is also eternal….. thus born once & Die twice leads to eternity of death, but born twice and die once leads to eternal Life in God’s Kingdom!

Kevan continued: “Our relationship with the Lord overrides whatever is going on in our lives. we can say, ‘My arms don’t work, my legs don’t work’ or even ‘my situation stinks at the moment.’ But I am a child of God and that overrides everything. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Note(JB) : Whatever the obstacle, we in Jesus can call on Him for strength and will to overcome any obstacle, or find away around it!

Thanking Y O JU for your time  Questions?  Comments?  John at servant@frontier.com

Want/Need more? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM, and learn that YOU, are the only one like you, and Y O U have a spot in God’s Kingdom, set aside just for YOU!

Other sites:  aftv.org— blbn.org—- redeem.international —-  Amazingdiscoveries.org

itiswrittren .com — bonesionstone.blogspot.com—- Longlife.itslifestylenot genes.com…

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A PLACE. A sermon by John B

PLACE:  my dictionary defines this word as: “The part of space occupied by a person or thing.”

In both the Hebrew and the Greek of the King James Bible we have…

Hebrew– Strong’s Concordance as # 4725- MAQOWN [maw-kome’] a spot to stand, home, country, room.

Greek: # 517 TOPOS [top’-os] a space, but with limited by occupancy.

Therefore a huge difference.

The first Bible use, for this purpose, is found in….   Exodus 16:29 “See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. ”

This chapter deals with the food God provided, MANA or “Angels Food,” that came with the morning dew, and with specific instructions, not to take more than needed, and try to save it for the next day’s use. If this was done, it became wormy and stank! BUT on the 6th day of the week FRIDAY, the Preparation day, for the Sabbath the SEVENTH DAY, being Saturday, beginning at Friday’s sundown and ending at Saturday’s sundown, the Mana needed to be a double portion, and it would not become wormy nor stink!

Can YOU think of the why God did this to the Children of Israel?  How about His desire for them to learn when the Sabbath occurs?  It is after all, His HOLY DAY, and our Memorial to the Creation! Genesis 2:-1-3. and the fourth Commandment, as in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. You’l not find these in a Catechism book, as the Second has been eliminated [about craven images] and as all know there’s ten, they have split the 1oth into two parts, and eliminated a long list of words, even from their own Douay bible! Traditions, of men, don’t you know?

Plus in the texts the fourth begins with the word …. REMEMBER, meaning during the
Egyptian captivity they had forgotten?

Plus the greatest lessen HE imparted, was that we MUST rely on Him for all things that we can’t do for ourselves, right?  We can’t change our characters, and we can’t protect selves from evils of men or demons as Satan’ crew. Nor can we give self salvation, nor can any human do so! Nor can any person, for give my sins against others or self. This only The Creator God The Father can do, through Christ, into whom we must repent and confess our sins and ask Him for forgiveness. No Human is able, and those who so claim are Blaspheming and usurping God’s job!

Did these people murmur and complain?

 Numbers 20:5 “And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. ”

They filled the air with their grumbling and complaining.   Who remembers the story of Balaam and his talking donkey?

Numbers 22:26 “And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.”

Judges 18:10  “When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth.”

Now IF they or YOU desired to follow in obedience to the LORD, what could YOU and they expect God to do for them?

Judges 18:10 “When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth.”

Please look very closely at the previous verse, and think…IF…if we all agree to honor and obey the The Father-God through Jesus Christ and the example He set before us, we ALL would also have a PLACE, where there’s no want of anything that is in the earth!

Happily, God does not use force, Satan does. We are each one of us created beings, given the gift of a FREE-WILL, and we each can chose to obey in love, or reject Him with indifference even hate. I’s our choice! Satan does not give us a choice, other than his brute force.

 1 Chronicles 17:9 “Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,”

Please, know that all of God’s promises for our good, are fully conditional, upon our obedience to His Word and commandments, after all He is our Creator, thus is in control of judgments. Please do not think as many do, that God is cruel just waiting to Zap us. After all He and Jesus lived with the knowing for 4,000 years that Jesus would be sent as a flesh baby, born of Mary, and to preach for only 3.5 years and be killed by crucifixion, but be raised to “Glorious flesh Body” for ever more. All because we all have sinned and ..

 Romans 6:22-23 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

So do YOU think that God holds our obedience as a paramount of importance? Or should men also obey man, in matters of religion, and our faith? Please know that as the Times of Troubles come upon this earth, there shall be but Two groups of people..

(1) This group obey God, according the the Holy Bible, and can’t wait for their Savior’s return.

(2) This group obey the edicts of men, with the Bible being falsely presented, and these are those whom will shout…….

 Revelation 6:16 “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:”

At Jesus’ second Coming, they all shall perish, by the Glory of His Return, and they rather have mountains fall on them than to face the wrath of the Lamb… Jesus Christ, who is not coming to save, but to render justice to all mankind and resurrecting those who have overcome sins, and take them to heaven for 1000 years. Sorry no second chance, no 7 years to reform as so many teach falsely, as these false teachers shall join Satan in the Lake of Fire upon the entire earth, to purify, rid earth of all evidence of of the past, rid it of all pollutions and end both death and sin forever! Thus all non-believers in Jesus shall not ever leave this earth, period, God’s saints shall for the Millenium. ( Mille= 1,000 in the Greek

Sadly, or Happily, depends upon your mind-set, humans can’t love an unknown, and the ONLY way to learn of both the God The father and God the Son, is by prayerful study of the Holy Bible, but to many that’s a waste! To those is say evolution is more error and no truth, and is but of men, who say we came from an animals, thus as animals we live and die the end! Besides are we still Evolving or are we as a society getting worse and worse, year by year? If as “THEY” say evolution is truth, why have we not ever recorded any evolutionary event, in human history?   Just, please remember this fact: IF….if all  of humanity decided tomorrow, that adopt the “GAY LIFESTYLE”, that within one generation the human race would be extinct! That’s totally against nature right? And as God created nature….well now you know why Sodom and Gomorrah and several feeder towns were destroyed! Does it really change the meaning if “THEY” say the word Sodomy is not in the Bible? [It is in some translations!] but that’s another topic! We can’t wake up thinking we are a female, when we went to sleep, as a male, just because we want to join the girls in their bathrooms and gym showers! Perversions on top of perversions! NAMBLA  {North American Boy Love Association} holds, sex by 8 or its to late! This organization is fully protected by the ACLU, {Anti-Christ Lawyers Union} began by a card carrying Communist, during the communist revolution, in Russia,[1917-21] as was Margaret Sanger, who founded Planed Parenthood!

Sadly we are in a age, where this information is but a computer click away, but the myopic citizenry, refuses to look beyond the end of their own noses! Plus most operate on feelings and emotions rather than rely on thoughtful reasoning, which is why we have this present mess in this nation. Emotions bought and payed for by a few billionaires, who hate this nation, that allowed them to gain their wealth, Soros, Bloomberg, De Blasio ET-AL are out to destroy capitalism, as AFTER ALL they already have theirs!  Human Justice pales to comparison of Heavenly Justice, because Heaven knows our very thoughts! Plus Jesus, who was temped as we are, still lived a sinless life, and paid our price for sins, shall be our advocate before the Father.

Never ever take the words of man nor men, for the Word of God, learn that for self with prayers asking for wisdom to understand it! No not even this man! Unless YOU check me against the Word of God, you can think that I am lying through my teeth!

Psalms 103:13-16 “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.”

Don’t think for a moment, that God-The Father has forgotten where all are buried or reduced to ashes, because…..

Ecclesiastes 12:5-7 “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

VS 7.Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. ”

NO! At death we are DEAD! Read Genesis 2:7 and learn that a SOUL, is what we are as living beings! but then so is all other life forms, that can move and breathe air, or oxygen in the sea! Soul, Spirit, Breath of Life are interchangeable, but man has perverted the meanings of the Word! Only The Godhead has eternal life at this point! Man does not… but for Moses, Eliasyah, and Enoch, plus those who were resurrected with Jesus, not even the the Holy Angels who have eternal life at God’s desire! That’s the Bible’s truth not mans! Yet most Christians believe it, as well as die and go to heaven or hell, but the Bible says we go into the ground/grave and become dust, Genesis 3:19 and then there this….

Ecclesiastes 9:4-6“For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. ”

Why is this so? Most people consider the Study of the Bible to be very difficult and time consuming, they’d just rather listen to their Preacher! And many of then are….

Matthew 7:15″Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”     Plus Matthew 10:16. Luke 10:3 and Ac ts 20:29.    http://www.amazingdiscoveries.org click on library and chose “Secret Societies”, that Walter Veith’s Father-in law belonged to, and has many of the books not available to the public! Do you know who Albert Pike is? Google him or on Wikipedia. Did you know that the man who succeeded Joseph Smith, when he died he was buried in full Masonic regalia, and his tombstone is covered with its symbols? They all answer to the Black Pope called General of the Jesuits? He’s the power behind the power of Rome! But now that a Jesuitis thePope, who can tell who is who?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“ARE WE NOT ‘MODERN DAY BABYLON’ “?

I do hereby apologize, NOT for these contents, but for the fact that it’s needed!

Today’s Democratic Party, has few, if any, members that adhere to the original construct.

Sadly, the majority of its members, have gone to the fast route via public emotions and feelings, over truth, far too often.  We must not forget the actual history of America, not the highly revision form that passes for history lessons in our schools today, and for the last nearly 100 years, since the Revolution in Russia, of 1917, as our academia, has become enamoured by the Socialistic Montra of “FROM HE WHO HAS, TO THOSE WHO NEED”.

Yet history tells us that it was the Democrats who held near total power in the political field, in the Rebel South! It was the Democrats who began the war, the Civil War, to protect the slavery of human beings, and to protect their GENTEAL way of life! It was the Democrats who embraced the K.K.K. and what it stood for! In fact THEIR BELOVED H.R. Clinton, embraced as her mentor and hero a now passed Senator, who was a clans-member  and most Dems opposed the LBJ’s Civil Rights act, it needed nearly all the Republicans to make it a law! Is it not a fact, that the Dems have done, and still do, what they have accused the Republican of doing?  Sadly this Democratic Party has split in to several distinct offshoots.

  1.  The American Democratic Party, as originally formed, has but a few members.
  2. The Liberal Democratic Party, has the most members
  3.  The American Socialist Democratic Party is the fasted growing segment
  4.  The Progressive {actually regressive} Liberal Democratic Party
  5.  The American Judicial Waterboarding Democrats, most of whom compromise the  Senate’s Judicial Oversight committee, we have seen for the last 30 years!

This is the branch, of Dashel, Reed, of Feinstein, of yes Crying Chucky-boy. They and their big money supporters, ACLU [Anti-Christ Lawyer’s Union] Soros et-all. Remember Harry Reed, on the Senate floor announced that by, ” good authority”, he has information that George Romney, during his Presidential bid, had not paid any taxes for 10 years?  After he retired, in a now infamous interview, a lady reporter asked his if he was sorry for the lie he told, and with no facial expression change, like a good poker-player, he said, “Well he didn’t get elected did he?”

As Stalin said” A lie told often and loudly, will soon be accepted as truth” Just as Samuel Clemons {Mark Twain} said” Before truth puts on its boots, a lie is already half-way around the world.”

It is this 5th “Branch” of the now DEMON-RAT PARTY I now, address.

Your spokes-persons, fellow Senators, who without ever speaking to DR.FORD, in person,  the woman, who can’t remember the year, nor the location of her victimization, of which there’s no record, no evidence, yet they say, THEY BELIEVE HER!

YET THEY DO NOT NOW NOR HAVE THEY EVER, BELIEVED THE VICTIMS of their “Heroes:” Bill Clinton and their Congressman now running for his State’s Attorney General! They believed Anita Hill, during the Clarence Thomas’s ordeal, who called this a high-class legal lynching. To Judge Bork , of whom,” Chappaquiddick” Ted Kennedy , the so-called “Lion of the Senate”  who went after Judge Bork, as if he was a fresh killed antelope, and the “LION” was starving! Now we come full circle to Judge Cavanaugh, who has to date PASSED 6, yes six, FBI investigations without a spot or blemish! Yet the New YorK? “SENATOR?” says she believes MRS. Ford, without ever meeting her, but says if Cavanaugh was innocent he’d be asking the FBI to investigate! But since he has not, he’s guilty,as his ALLEGED victim maintains! Yet both Ford and Hill are DEMOCRATS, as are  their lawyers!

Have you watched, the circus show, called Senate Hearings, for Cavanaugh? Did you know that many of those so-called protestants, were called to PERFORM?  All to those Judicial Waterboarder members, all 10 of them have fully earned their “OSCAR” awards, for the PERFORMANCES they put on! Including the one who claimed, ACTIVE  service in the war in Vietnam,{in fact his records show he never left state-side} of which there’s not one shred of paperwork, yet this proven liar, believes Ford, and none have believed Crawford, who was actually raped by Bill, including his other victims as Paula Jones who won over 800K cash settlement, and the woman, H.R. called Trailer-Park trash, remember? None was believed!

I think it’s outrageous that they are all for the Judicial waterboarding by themselves, and by Mueller, who holds over the heads, 10 or more years old charges, in attempt to have them roll-over and spill the beans! Against Trump! How far away is this from actual EXTORTIONS? If the FED’s are after ANYONE, they will find something, and use it to whip you into conformity!

Yet is all this not actually sad? They willingly subject their own people to, Judicial Waterboarding, but dare not waterboard the most dangerous terrorists to actual waterboarding, that same ordeal that our Navy Seals undergo in their waterboard, training?

Do you Mr. and Mrs Citizen, begin to give thoughts as to the Democratic Party’s PRIORITIES?

Plus I question the Republican Party’s spine! It must be as stiff as over-cooked noodles, or they’s put their collective feet down in the House, who fully control all the finances, and charged Obama with murder, for his killing of the American Economy, by increased taxes and rotten regulations that strangles initiative, and increased time for permits, by years in- stead of months! The farming out of American jobs, and claiming that good jobs producing goods, in manufacturing, will not ever come back to the U.S. {under Trump many have already] However most of the Donkey Party members can’t see passed their collective hate for our newest DULLY ELECTED President! Because of his tweets? Because he doesn’t fit their mold? Get over it!

So yes, America, today we no longer have a two-party system but as you can see a SIX party system, but where the 5 operate still, as one…. most of the time!

What is the ultimate goal? Well, as they, the 5 parties under the Donkey, can’t get their vaunted agendas passed in Congress, as laws, they have appointed many social engineering judges, who are bent on making laws rather than enforcing Constitutional laws, which none of the Dems have a use for, unless it fits their purpose of hate America, but love the world. globalists. And with the worldly, insist upon abortions on demand!  Look…..

The world called Nazism as evil, and rightly so, as they killed, murdered some 6 million Jews, because they were Jews, right? We, in America have since 1976 murdered over 50 million babies, yet we call ourselves the “GOOD-GUYS” right?  I am sure, that each person, who is all for the right to abort, a child within the wombs of America, are really, really glad their Mom’s did not chose abortions,….. for them!

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Are we all that sure, that we can collectively rob God of His rewards? How cold, or how selfish, and or desperate, must one be to kill her own child?  Just try to look at this in this way: For any conception to occur, it must be with God’s approval, or it will not occur! Just ask self, “How may disease discoveries, have been snuffed out? How many new discoveries have been set aside, how much have we lost, as a nation, or as the Mom to be?

Let’s all be honest with ourselves shall we? All these political dirty-tricks, all these lies perpetrated, all these judicial waterboardings, are for one primary reason, to keep abortions legal, any time, anywhere, for anyone woman, for any reason! Is any abortion not, an execution, without a Judge, Jury or trail, do we not give those human rights to even the most criminal of criminals, yet we deny all this for an unborn, human being, who is guilty only, of being unwanted!

May the Creator God The Father have mercy on us all!

Want/need more? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church,  on any Saturday/Sabbath, at 9-10 AM. There’s only one of YOU,  and The Father has a place in His Kingdom that none else can fill!

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Thanking YOU for your time.

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SCOTT CADY’S “THE WAITING GAME” Sept 2018 Signs of the Times mag.

My many thanks to both Mr. Cady and this magazine. (JB)

  Christians have been anticipating Christ’s return for 2,000 years. How long will we have to wait? Scott Cady reflects on the answer to that question:

Everyone’s played the waiting game, but no one likes it. Traffic jams, and long lines at the grocery store are maddening, but you hang in there because you know the traffic will eventually unsnarl, and the checkout line will gradually recede. Your patience is tested, but you survive the ordeal. All’s well that ends well, right?

 Romans 5:3 “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;”       Tribulation= Strong’s #2347 THIPSIS [thip’-sis] pressure, burdened, persecution, trouble.  He gives us troubles, in order for us to learn to be patient!  Please think! Leave emotions in your closet! It is one of Satan’s tools against us!

BUT…… what if you’ve waited with no end in sight? What if the one thing you wanted most never arrived? From the Christian perspective, what if you waited for Jesus to return— and He never came?

This thought must have crushed Paul’s mind as he sat shackled in a Roman prison. If anyone had cause for dismay, it was this persecuted apostle. After a lifetime of beatings and jailings, he again found himself incarcerated. Yet, in spite of the circumstances, he handed on his unwavering faith to a young leader named Timothy. With conviction, he penned the epic line,

 2 Timothy 1:12-14 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.”

NOTE(JB) : The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit are one of the same, and HE, is the third member of the Godhead, thus eternal and obviously as a spirit, HE is omnipresent, able to be everywhere at once, just as The Father-God, and as Jesus used to be until he set that aside to be born of woman as a flesh man, yet still having His divinity. How that can be ask Jesus when you see Him in person, when He returns in the clouds on His Second Coming!

Paul’s resolve in the face of trail is instructive for those of us who wait today. No one was more passionate and enthusiastic about the Second Advent;—–[JB. note: if you also are waiting for this grand event, then Y O U are also an Adventist!] . But how could he possibly be so confident that his patience would be rewarded? Was he delusional, or did he truly understand how to win this waiting game?

To answer this question, let’s fast forward 2,000 years and consider the experience of a modern prison of war (POW), Vice Admiral Jim Stockdale, was a Vietnam fighter pilot who emerged from that unpopular conflict as one of the most decorated naval officers in United States military history. Shot down in 1965, he parachuted to the ground, and villagers in the small community where he landed beat him for several minutes. He suffered for SEVEN YEARS, in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”, prison. He suffered 7 years, often in solitary confinement, he had no rights, no prospect of a release, and no assurance he would ever see his family again.  And he was tortured mercilessly. But he always believed the United States government would come to his rescue.

NOTE(JB) The late Senator John McCain’s trails would become better known, but Jim spent and two years more as a “Guest” of the Communists, undergoing the same “PRIVILEGES?” Yet few have heard of him.

Years later, Jim Collins, a business professor at Stanford University, read Stockdale’s book , In Love and War.  In his own book, Good to Great, Collins reflects on his feelings after reading Stockdale’s story. “Here I am sitting in my warm and comfortable office, looking out over the beautiful Stanford campus on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. I’m getting depressed reading this, and I know the end of the story! I know he gets out, reunites with his family, becomes a national hero, and gets to spend his later years of his life studying philosophy on this same beautiful campus. If it feels depressing for me, how on earth did he deal with it when he was actually there and did not know the end of the story?

Since Stockdale was by then a senior research fellow for the Hoover Institute at stanford, Collins arranged to have lunch with him. They visited as they walked across the Stanford campus. Getting right to the point, Collins asked him, “How did you deal with being a POW when you did not know your future?”

Stockdale replied, “I never lost faith in the of the story….I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end, and turn the experience into the defining even of my life.”

Collins went silent as they continued their slow walk to the faculty club, Stockdale hobbling along on his bum leg. Finally, after about a hundred yards, of silence, Collins asked, “Who didn’t make it out?”

“Oh, that’s easy”, Stockdale said, “The optimists. They were the ones who said “We’re going to be out by Christmas’ and Christmas would come and go. Then it was Easter, then Thanksgiving and then christmas again. They died of a broken heart.”

Again, neither spoke for same time, until the Vice-Admiral turned to Collins and said: “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end… which you can not ever lose.. with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

Do Y O U, se the tension? Stockdale was at once a pessimist AND an optimist. He embraced both perspectives equally… his brutal reality and his faith that he would prevail.

I hear, in his wisdom an echo of Paul. Like Stockdale, Paul accepted his brutal reality, but he never gave up his faith on the ending of his story….not because he trusted the Roman government, but because he had absolute faith in His and YOUR Redeemer, Jesus Christ! It seems paradoxical, but it also rings quite true; anyone who waits for the return of Jesus…. is both a pessimist and an optimist. They know Jesus so well that they happily trust Him with their present and their future, in the certainty that the future includes eternal life in God’s kingdom.

No man knows the hour, but we have been told of the season

 Matthew 24:31-35 “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

It is understandable that we can get caught up with the WHEN Jesus’ return but as someone once said. “Never ever, take the words of man, any man, for the words of God, learn them for yourself, as no man can save themselves, let alone you and me!”

Yes we are intrigued with the predictions about the future and God has given us clear signs {Matthew 24; Mark 13 and Luke 21 are the main ones but there’s many others throughout the whole book!} Remember that old adage, “It’s not so much as what you know, but most important is WHO you know, and that’s Jesus Christ!” When He return “EVERY EYE shall see Him”

    Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

 1 Thessalonians 4:16 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”

NOTE(JB) : With every eye that shall see Him and with God’s blowing the Trumpet, “HOW CAN THIS BE A SECRET RAPTURE”?

Here’s what Paul had to say near the end….. 2 Timothy 1:12 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”

Against what day? His Second Coming!

Thanking Y O U for your time.   Questions?  Comments? John at servant@frontier.com

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A FOUR YEAR OLD’S QUESTION: “DAD WHO MADE GOD”?

BY: Sven Ostring in Signs of the Times june 2108.  [John B].

Everything we see and touch had a beginning—-something or someone that caused it to exist. Follow the chain of causation back with Sven, to discover where everything began…….

I was in the middle of having a really fun conversation with my four-year-old son. He was pointing out all kinds of things we could see as we were driving along and then asking me questions about them.

“Look at those trees! They are so tall aren’t they Dad”?   I agreed. “Who made the tress my son asked, inquisitively?”

“God made them!” I answered with my standard Bible-class answer, that he happily accepted.

A few moments latter, he pointed out the other widow, “Look at those horses !”

“They’r very strong”, I said and started to recount some of my own childhood dreams of having my own horse.

“Dad, who made thew horses?” my son interrupted my thoughts.

“God made the horses, son, I responded with the Bible class accuracy. I stared to smile. I was on a roll now. There’s no question about the origins of things I couldn’t handle, or so I thought.

“Wow! Look at the fountain, can you see the rainbow right in the middle of it?” My son’s enthusiasm continued unabated. His wonder was contagious. “Who made all the water and the rainbow, Dad?”

I had the correct response even before he had asked the question. “God made the water and the rainbow, Isn’t He amazing?” I was truly enjoying my moment of glory and intellectual invincibility.. a heroic dad in full command of the mysteries of life, or so I thought.

My son paused for a moment, and I felt completely prepared for any further questions he might throw at me.

“Dad, who made God”?

CHECKMATE!   I had to smile at his clever ability to get behind my standard Bible-class answers. You are a clever and smart little boy, I thought to my self, as I considered the right words to explain the answer to his question.

AN AGE-OLD QUESTION.

My four year son’s question is by no means the only person to have asked this very same question. I well remember walking into a classroom of elementary school students to do a Q & A session about God, and the Bible, and as soon as I opened my lecture a hand shot up, and student confidently asked me, “Who made God?”

The English atheist Bertrand Russell began his famous essay “Why I am not a Christian.” by posing the same question: “Who made God”? This was the first step in his giving up believing in the supernatural. More recently, the outspoken Richard Dawkins raised a similar question “Who designed God?” which was the central theme in his book, “The God Delusion”.

Both of these two men believe that these questions in an unanswerable trump card and the clear evidence that God does not and cannot exist. However, before we trust their arguments, it’s worthwhile to stop, and to more a bit more time and thought into this problem.

FIRST THINGS FIRST.

Before we ask ‘who made god’, we need to ask another question: “Who are we actually talking about when we refer to God?” What is this Person we call God really like?

When Christians discuss God, they’re talking about the intelligent Being who , according to the Holy Bible, created the universe. But awesome creative ability isn’t the only characteristic of the biblical God. Here’s some more:

1) ONE and only GOD…….Isaiah 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:”

NOTE(JB):  girded…Strong’s 247   ‘azar [aw-zar’] to bind up, to encompass about. as in total protection, to strengthen us from within, yet we know it, nor He,— not.

This the bible’s prophet Isaiah spoke an oracle aimed at the military conqueror and empire builder Cyrus the Great. The Persian king an d his people worshiped many gods of Persia {Iran of today] . Cyrus took grandiose, even divine titles for himself: “Great King”, “King of Kings”, “King of the Four Corners of the world” and so on. . However Gods throughIasiah, was and is crystal clear about His uniqueness and ultimate supremacy, in the verse above, Isa. 45:5  This may sound very arrogant, unless it is fully truth! AGREE?

2) Unlimited Powers: Jeremiah 32:27  “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”     Mark 10:27 “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”

Nothing is too hard for God as His power is unlimited.

3) Omnipresence, everywhere present: Again the book of jeremiah, God asks us, “Can anyone hide from me..?         Jeremiah 23:23-24 “Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. ”

4) Omniscient.. all knowing:    Psalms 139:1-4 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>>” O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.”

NOTE(JB):  No human can keep anything secret from God, Who even knows out very thoughts! Therefore there’s no such thing as an unsolved crime!

5) Without beginning or end:   Moses, who spoke to God, face to face, like a friend in….                  Exodus 33:11 “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. ……..”    When Moses composed a prayer about what his relationship with god, meant to him read Psalms 90.   Psalms 90:1-2 <<A Prayer of Moses the man of God.>> ” Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”   It must be plain to one reading this passage, that Moses accepted the fact that God existed forever and so shall forever exist.

NOTE(JB): In the Hebrew the word eternity, means FROM FOREVER, TO FOREVER! This is the how we have the sign for eternity as the elongated figure 8 on its side, meaning no beginning nor an end!

6) Morally perfect and loving:   Moses wrote:  Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

Note(JB): Christ is The Rock:  Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Note(JB):  Peter in the Greek is Petros  strong’s 4074 is a pebble a small rock  However upon this Rock  Petra, a massive rock even a mountain, 4073  This is Jesus speaking of Himself, for only the Divine powers are able to withstand the gates of hell, no human can.

1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

Ephesians 5:23 “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”                                                                                Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

Thus via God’s Word, the Roman church did not get set-up by Peter, as this church became a “nominal”, Christian church only AFTER Emperor Constantine’s decree of 321 A.D. When Peter had been dead for more than 200 years! This is the why we see Roman Catholic churches in islamic world, as they do not consider Rome to be Christian!

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.”                                                                                                       Please read Daniel to learn what these symbols mean! God uses animals to portray human kingdoms that combine civil and church into one authority, The beast here is Rome and the dragon is satan Rev.12:9.  Have you not ever thought of the why, all the world followed rome’s order of Sunday worship, in place of the Bible’s Sabbaths of the Seventh day?

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 labour, 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.”

Please read Exodus the 16th chapter, and learn the why of the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, one to rid a generation of doubters, two, to prove Himself that we can totally rely upon Him, for all our needs, Plus getting them used to the 7th day Sabbaths . If one took too much Manna, and saved it for the next day, in became stinky and had worms, but they were told pick up two day’s worth on Preparation day {Friday} it did not spoil, thus God created a miracles, every day, for 40 years!

1 John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

The more we study the Holy Bible, the more we learn about The Father, and The Son and The Holy Spirit, The Godhead, we experience HIM, as the Word is the Living Word of God! We can know this from the writings of John….

John 1:1-3″ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ”

To remove any doubts as who is The Word…..   John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”         Mark 1:11 “And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Note(JB) In John 1:1-3,14 does it not indicate that none “MADE neither the Father or the Son? Now if they are not created, then does it not stand to reason that they are eternal, and have been forever to forever???? How can we have faith, in a God that is not eternal?

Now, consider, if another power Created God, then how can He say I am supreme there’s no other like me?  If on the other hand for everything to exist has to depend on something else for its very existence, ultimately nothing would be able to exist, thus Bertrand and Dawkins ideas that everything, including god, must have a cause, is simply wrong!

Note(JB): As God The Father, God the Son and gods the Holy Spirit have always been, then The Father IS THE CAUSE!

Romans 16:26-27 “But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. <<Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.>>”

Job 36:26 “Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.”

Thus, according to the Bible, as we have no other source of information about God, the simple answer to the question “Who made God” is NO ONE! As all life, borrows life from HIM, thus all things depend upon GOD for its very existence, even for our very next breath! That should give pause to think, for all those who reject Him!

As He knows everything about all of us, and He has unlimited power, and still loves us while we are all still sinners, we can indeed depend upon Him for everything!

John 3:15-18 “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

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

No not 9 or 8 but all ten, but why do so many “Christians have a great problem with His  fourth commandment? The ONLY one that begins with REMEMBER?

Thanking Y O U for your time.

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A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES from SIGNS of the Times.

T.R. Torkelson:    ” A LESSON FROM THE BIRDS”

One bleak winter’s day a man stood beside a window in his house watching the birds search vainly for food in his snow covered garden. He felt sorry for them, all fluffed up, against the bitter cold, hopping about the snow, scarcely able to move due to the cold. How can I help them ? he mused.

Then an idea struck. He would open the window and laid a trail of grain and beard crumbs from the garden to the open window of his warm house. But the birds refused to enter.

He went outside and tried to drive them in,  but he only frightened then out of the garden altogether. “Oh”, he said to himself, “if only I were a bird then they would understand me and follow me, and I could save them.”

Suddenly a great insight about Jesus Christ flashed into his mind. Looking upward, he cried out load, “O God, now at last I understand. The only way you could save us, the human race, was to become one of us Yourself. and through Your love and care for each, lead us to your safety.”

Morris Chalfant:   “THE SOX”.

Yes, its easy to think that little things don’t count… and sometimes they don’t, but sometime they do, and in a big way……

A group of men were carrying a friendly conversation. One of them remarked that he had learned to be especially careful about the small things. “Would you believe, that a little thing like a pair of socks changed my entire life? ” he remarked.

He explained that once he planned to take a trip with some of his friends,  but two days before they were to leave, he injured his foot. It was but a small cut,, but the blue die in his homemade socks poisoned the wound, and he had to stay at home. The man went on to state that while his friends were gone a powerful preacher came to his town to hold meetings, and he decided to attend. The messages touched him deeply, and he surrendered his heart to the Lord “Afterward I saw that I needed to change my life in many ways, “he said, “New desires and purposes took hold of me.”

The man who made those comments was none other than United States President James A. Garfield.

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The story is told of a traveler who was bent under a heavy backpack. Suddenly, an angel approached him and asked what he was carrying.

“My worries”, the man replied.

“Please, let me see them.” said the angle.  But when they did they both looked inside, and he exclaimed, “Why its empty!” tow great worries in there

The man was astonished, “Why, there’s two great worries in there, that were almost too heavy for me to carry. But now I remember, one was about my worries about yesterday, and the other was one about tomorrow, but yesterday is gone, and tomorrow which is not here yet.”

The angel said: “Whosoever frets over yesterday’s worries or tomorrow’s worries is wearing himself out for nothing” So the traveler threw his backpack away and went on his way, signing.

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

 

DIANE AGUIRRE, reflects upon a revelation moment that changed her outlook on a difficult situation.

The road was icy, I gripped the steering wheel with white-knuckled hands and fretted as I drove. It was February of a long, cold winter. Life had recently been full of challenges: illness, a leaky roof, car trouble. finances. Now a dense, blinding fog blanketed everything. Traffic moved with caution, and the clock on the dash taunted that my kids would probably be late for school.

Suddenly Lori’s delighted voice piped up from the back seat: “Ohhhh, this looks just like God’s love!”

Her words changed my whole perspective. Where I had seen delay and and danger, my little girls saw the delight of God’s all-pervading, white-shining love! While I was worried and fretted on our situation, she rejoiced over the visible reminder of an awesome God.

The apostle Paul, who faced many sore trails, wrote as guided by the Holy Spirit:

 Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Note (JB): If this is but a puzzle to you, please google Christian’s persecutions by Pagan Rome and then Roman church from A.D. 1oo to around 1798. The last “Court of Inquisition,” closed its doors in 1898 in Peru.

KENNETH HOLLAND:   as a former editor of the Signs of the Times magazine, (reg trademark) illustrates how difficult it can be for people to accept God’s free gift of salvation.

A Sunday School teacher wanted to show his calls how free God’s gift really is, so he took a watch from his pocket and offered it to the oldest boy.

“it’s yours if you will take it.” he said. The boy just grinned, he thought he was joking. Then he thought he’d be laughed at, if he took the watch, so he just sat there, grinning. In this same way the teacher went nearly around the class, but not one would take his gift. Finally, the smallest boy took the watch and put it in his pocked. The whole class laughed at him.

The teacher said to the boy, “I’m thankful that you believe my words. The watch is now yours”

The rest of the students looked on in amazement, and one of them said, “Teacher, you don’t mean that the watch is his— that he doesn’t have to give it back to you?”

The teacher said, “The watch is now his.”

“Oh-h-h… If I’d only known that I’d have taken it.”

 Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

NOTE(JB): no  one can “Work their way into heaven, by their means”.

VICTOR PARACHIN: “TRUST CREATES CONFIDENCE.”

Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, was a great note writer.  In 1968, one of his new players, was Rocky Bleier. However, after his first season Bleier was drafted by the Army, and was sent to Vietnam. Uncertain that he would ever play pro-football again, Bleier was surprised to receive a handwritten postcard from Rooney that said: “Rock, Team’s not doing well. Hope things are going better for for than they are here. Looking forward to having you back with us. Art.”

Rooney continued to send cards, newspaper clippings, and game programs during Bleier’s tour in Vietnam. When a hand grenade shattered his right foot, he was told that he would not ever play football again. However, Rooney continued to send notes of encouragement, including one while Bleier was in a Tokyo hospital. It said, “Rock, we want Pittsburgh with the Steelers.”

Those cards fueled Bleier’s determination to play pro-football again. And he returned to the Steelers and helped them win the Super Bowl in 1975. H3e retired in 1980.

Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”

NOTE(JB) : Read in Genesis about Sarah and Abram {later renamed Abraham meaning ‘Father of many nations’} became parents, for the first time when she was 89 and he was 90 years old, Isaac was born!

John 11:43-44 “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”

Note (B): The Jews got the idea from the Greeks that the souls stayed with the body for three days after death, then it left the body. Thus Jesus waited FOUR days to resurrect him, from his “Sleep”. Note Jesus did not say come up, nor come down, but come forth!Thus Lazarus did not go anywhere but returned to the earth…Genesis 3:19 from dust thou art, to dust shalt thou return!.

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.”

earthly dust + Breath of life {Spirit} =  a living soul therefore a human soul is NOT an added on feature, as even a slug has a soul! Thus 96% of churches teach errors!

Ecclesiastes 9:5″ For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”

Note(JB): THINK….. think you life will be “Heavenly” if we go to heaven  not knowing anything?   God gave each one a brain, and a free-will to chose or or to reject Him, USE IT!

Thanking Y O U for your time.; Questions?  Comments? John at servantsite@wordpress.com

Want More?  Visit your local Seventh-day Adventist Church, and learn what the Bible tells us! Only Jesus saves, man can’t! So listen to Jesus and not men!  It’s really just that simple! Read your Bibles, even the Douay, can set your path to salvation, if YOU forget the Catechism laws, of men, and not of God!

John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

NOTE(JB): NEAR the time of the end of this dispensation of flesh man, there shall be but TWO camps of on earth for the all of humanity: CAMPT ONE: Follows and obey God and His 10 laws

CAMP TWO: everyone else, who obeys man’s laws, and observes the Sabbath, not the so-called LORD”S DAY, SUN DAY! Which is but a pagan Sun worship day! began in 321 A.D. by the Roman emperor Constantine’s decree, “All shop to be open on Saturday, but closed on Sunday for a feat of the Venerable day of the Sun,” and the Roman Church accepted it thinking they would “Christianize the pagans, but they were far outnumbered and the got pagazanized instead!  Read Daniel 7 and Ten Revelation 13:1-2; the WHY!

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: “

NOTE(JB): To avoid Rome’s Church’s leadership fates, Pray and ask to be giving the love for His truth! It’s found in the Bible, read it daily, it’s ou,….” Daily Bread”!

 

 

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