THE ICE DEBATE–“THE DEVIL’S DRUG!”

Thanks to Signs of the times Magazine 3/2016. and Julie Guirgis the author.  {JB}

DUBBED, the “devil’s drug”, crystal Methamphetamine, better known as “Ice” or “meth,” is a powerfully addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system, creating an intense high that lasts as long as 24 hours!

THE KNOWN DANGERS:   This drug causes brain damage very similar to that caused by Alzheimer’s Disease, and stroke and epilepsy sufferers!

NOTE: (JB) is all this risk, really worth a “HIGH?”  Why not seek a frontal lobotomy, and become stupid all at once? But IF you are “HOOKED” please pray and ask YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER, to remove this junk from your life, forever? He can and will, by your faith!

It’s use can also produce psychotic behavior, resulting in extreme violence. Ice has devastating effects on its users and society. It’s destroying our workplaces and flooding our prisons, hospitals and rehab centers.

Andrew Scipione, the police Commissioner of New South Wales, Australia, observed in a recent T.V. interview, that ice is a far bigger issue than terrorism in the country! He believes that “It’s sure likely to take lives; because it’s all-pervasive: it’s an evil as a substance can get”!

Last year, Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie revealed that her 21-year-old son was addicted to ice. She described her despair at being unable to help him.

“I just can’t do anything.  anything. I’m powerless, and as a parent, to be powerless to help your child, is the most devastating thing!”

The Philosophy that you have to hit rock – bottom first before admitting you need help is common among professionals helping those struggling with addictions. Supporting this theory are the Justice

Systems that do NOT have the authority to order offenders into a special rehabilitation programs. The person addicted has to WANT to be rehabilitated and then WANT to stay in a program. Proponents of this idea argue that mandatory treatment infringes on the civil rights, liberty and human rights of those involved, by enforced treatments!

NOTE: OK let’s push this FREEDOM idea further, shall we? If a Police person, sees a person about to jump from a high bridge, would YOU want him or her, to attempt to stop that person from committing suicide? YES OR NO?  IF you say YES, then what about that person civil liberty ET_AL?
The jumper’s “death wish,” is a relevant as the death wish of any ICE ADDICT, except for one thing! The ICE addict’s first try, may very well not have any thoughts about killing themselves, but one hooked, with intervention, they shall die, not quickly but a slow years long death march! So how much kindness and human love is shown by these supporters for and of human rights????? They stumble over a gnat, but swallow the camel!

On the other side they argue that denying a person’s autonomy to make a decision will result in resistance to treatment!

NOTE: I know of no nation, in which there’s a law that allows anyone to commit suicide, anywhere, at any time, without anyone , with or without civil authority to attempt to stop them, do YOU? This is against the grain for most people, agree?

However, waiting for an addict commitment to seek help seems to be today’s logic, but what IF WE waited too long? What if the “Bottom” is suicide, an overdose, or a car accident killing self and perhaps others?

NOTE: In the above scene, who shares the guilt?  The civil rights crowd??

It can also be very difficult to any young person, who are confused by an addiction, struggling with underlying mental health issues, or overwhelmed by the sheer chaos of their daily lives to grasp reasons why they should seek help to recover.  There’s a growing EVIDENCE from both the Psychiatry and pharmaceutical research showing that severe drug abuse can cause deformities—–in the PRE- FRONTAL LOBES, that which controls one’s impulses and our decision making processes!

NOTE: Has anyone ever connected these two dots? A:  most people having been taught now for several generations, that live came from “DEAD STUFF”, that some-how found a way to reproduce itself, all by itself they call Evolution. Which says, we are born, we live, we die, the end! Thus several generations have matured with a glimmer of hope, nor purpose in life! Plus the legalization” of murder a child while still in the womb, MUST cause a teen to ask, “What IS a life worth? Do I have a value?

B. Romans 5:8-9 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Note: But as in most, so-called “Christian Nations” we threw God out of our lives, and feasted with Satan with a very short-handled spoon! Just look at all those “CELEBS” who are no longer living, due to overdoses! Satan had no more use for them and cast them away and carriers went FFFTT!

After analyzing the International Literature available and conducting a study on noncustodial offenders in 2008, the Crime and Misconduct Commission of Queensland, Australia, chose not to recommend”The currant treatment philosophy of waiting for people with drug and/or alcohol abuse problems to get themselves psychologically motivated to receive treatment.”  They found that offenders with more serious drug and alcohol abuse problems were more likely to recognize their problems, but were NOT more likely to seek treatment or to achieve better results that those with less severe addictions!

Note: Sorry but any addiction is NOT a disease, but a wrongly made choice! I chose to smoke, just as I chose with Prayer to quit! HE has me quit now for night on 10 years, after a 40+ YEAR HABIT! That can still result in cancer, a disease cause by my reckless choice!

Interestingly, mandatory treatment  programs don’t necessarily produce better results. A California study on methamphetamine users found that people who were forced into treatment by the criminal justice system and those entering treatments of their own accords has similar rates of total abstinence and similar rates of total recovery rates at 24 months after treatment.

Universally, however, whether they were forced in rehabilitation or volunteered, people who stayed in treatment for longer periods had better outcomes that those who finished more quickly. As an addiction specialist Dr. Nadine Ezard observed, there’s no evidence that short-term hospital stays cure addictions, and there’s more success using long-term counseling. She said that “the things that work are promoting people’s motivations to change their behaviors and the promoting of people’s confidence that they can change their behaviors.”

A common explanation for the forced treatment is that, though someone may not initially want treatment, he or she many change their mind as they progress through the program and see a life of recovery that’s not only a better future for themselves, but this moment of lucidity is not possible under the haze of addiction!

In support of this, Australian Children’s Services Court magistrate Jennifer Bowles has proposed a model for young offenders or children in protection to stay up to six months in a secure rehabilitation faculty. They would engage in intensive counseling sessions and therapy under the skilled staff. They would have access to education with external supervision, including judicial oversight. She envisions a homelike environment, as opposed to a penitentiary setting, and she stresses that the focus be on therapeutic goals, not punishments.

BUT, there is a third approach. Dr. Mary Holley is an obstetrician in Alabama who’s the founder of Mother’s Against Methamphetamine– a ministry that gives out meth- related literature nationwide. In an interview with Charisma Magazine, , she says that a faith-based approach is the key to rehabilitation, because it goes “deeper into the hearts of people.”

One such person is Mat Kratiuk, whose life was transformed by faith-based rehab after being addicted to ice for 15 years!. He became “Hooked”, addicted after only smoking it a few times, and soon he was smoking more than $2,000.00 worth of ice a week!. He spiraled out of control, selling drugs, to feed his habit, and considered suicide, before entering a 10 month rehabilitation program through a faith based organization.

As reported by the ILLAWARRA MERCURY , Kratuik, who tried rehabilitation twice, attributes his recovery first and foremost to GOD!

“The difference this time was that I was serious and I allowed God to play His part, within me!” he says, “Most of all i want to thanks be to God. Without Him, none of this would have been possible. It is amazing… I was a man who once was completely dark, but now thanks be to God I’ve been set free from my enslavement. I love my life, now!”

Then there’s a former ice addict Sarah, whose story was published in The Daily mail. For 16 years, she lived a life of crime, addiction, and prostitution. But in her weakest moment she fell to the floor as tears fell from her face. The she screamed out, “If there is really a God or Jesus that I have heard about, then I beg you, Please save me from this life. Either let me die and be at peace now, or show me how to live my life.”

Sarah began her road to recovery by admitting herself into a special care emergency unit in a hospital. A few days later, she was transferred to a clinic under the supervision of an addiction specialist. While at the clinic she received special permission to attend Church, where she met God, felt happiness and forgiveness for the very first time!. This cemented her determination to rid herself of her addiction. Shortly afterwards she received a call from a Salvation Army rehab center with an available bed. Sarah spend nine month s, supported by her church Pastor.

“letting go of our old lifestyles isn’t easy,” she said, in the Daily mail newspaper, “Integrating back into society is challenging. Working on our deepest issues is difficult, and understanding is what drove us to such a destructive lifestyle and working through the trauma that addictions create… is very hard work.”

“but I am learning to replace old negative behavior with positive behaviors and healthier routines. There’s no cure to ice addictions. but as addicts we can and do recover!”

Today, Sarah is helping other addicts to stay clean.

 Mark 2:17 “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Whether rehab is voluntary or mandatory, ice addicts don’t need further punishments…

NOTE: The Lord knows only to well they have punished themselves often and far too much….

They need our support and help– and shown a Savior who does in fact love where they are, right NOW!

Thank Y O U for your time

Visit your Seventh-day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM. You will find Jesus and the Peace of mind He offers to all.

Other sites: www,aftv.org  www.blbn.org

 

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1844 THE YEAR THE WORLD CHANGED.

Walter Veith’s   11-06- 2015 report on his work in his native South Africa, recently. http://www.amazingdiscoveries.org.

 

1844—there are many events that occurred in that year, or culminated in that year, but most of them not for the good, for Christians who have been fully deceived, over time from that date onward. Yet God can change the negative into a positive, as these events following the works of Satan, have shown!

He recorded this shortly after his return, where there are some huge changes underway in his nation’s churches. He’s a Pastor and a member of Cape Conference, and was up in the Northern part of the nation, which is heavily populated by the old line French, Dutch and Belgian, Huguenots, who fled persecution from Catholics, and fled to South Africa.

In fact, there’s nothing as big a change, in S. African churches’ history. He is the Southern Conference Evangelist in the Cape, and is on an exchange basis with other Conferences. He was campaigning in the north, with the huge Protestant ascendancy, and these people have had war and turmoil ever since they arrived. One was called the Boer War {Farmer’s war]. There was at one time that these God’s People, turned from humility to arrogance, it’s part of S. Africa’s he worst being Apartheid {Separateness}, this was a very sad time.. But the wheel is turning, and sometimes God moves the wheel. Meaning they received a large dose of reality, of that which they had dished out, they are now receiving. They don’t like it,j and they are crying out to God!

True to the Hebrew history, when all is well, nobody seeks the Lord right?. But when things get tough they cry out to God, and He’s calls them back to His side.. He reports there’s literally 100’s of people knocking on the Seventh day Adventists’ churches. He’s been invited, latter in 2016 to speak at the largest Dutch Reformed church in the S. Africa. It’s unbelievable, they have 15 Pastors on their team, and they asked the Seventh day Adventist Pastor-Evangelist, W. Veith, to speak to their Congregation!

The Head Pastor asked Walter, to do the whole and full campaign, that’s a minimum of 24 to even 30, one hour seminars of Prophecy lessons! That’s unheard of! Weith asked him “Are you sure? Do you know this could mean you job?”

The Head Pastor said: “It matters not, these people want, and need, to hear the Bible’s Truth!”

This more evidence that God is good and He is moving in a mighty way! We must know that the Dutch reformed Church had had such a strong hold on this nations, as it drove and guided both the religious and the political aspects of the nation!

NOTE: (JB) as one born in Holland, I’ve oft wondered, why they felt it was necessary to instill in Africa the same type,persecuting system they had originally fled from? A Religious Nationalism, for this WAS The Government! Look, this church even found Biblical Reasons for Apartheid! Need one say more?

So, today its members, now that the church has so radically changed, from its past doctrines, these people are at a loss, to say the least. In order to regain some of the power it used to have, it is changing its theology, and losing its members by the scores, and its busy trying to spot the bleeding before it dies.

So instead of Infant Baptism only, seeing we are so few, we will now also do Adult baptism, well we’ll do both! Yet the still “Sprinkle” the people they do not immerse them yet. Just as Jesus plainly set the example before us.. All the while the Pastors travel to Israel to be secretly baptized in the Jordan River! By immersion yet!

Yet, the member all know this, and their Liberal Theologies that are coming into it, are just astounding,j and the evidence is mounting that they are in cahoots with theosophy, meaning that Jesus was not born of a virgin, there’s no resurrection of Jesus, and every thing is Spiritualized away from the Bible Doctrines.  Much like many a church in the USA., with those who have a need to “FEEL” in order to know its real, Satan will make sure YOU feel whatever you expect to feel, or hear, someone Babbling nonsense opps “Tongues”!

Sadly, it seems, that they also have joined the worldly churches, in their head-long rush to Mother Church of Rome!, Where Mary has been put on a much higher plane than Even Jesus Christ. They like many other Christian Denominations think they must become more Socially Acceptable! They like American churches have announced evil as good! Such as humans are now divided into 5 sexual classes, straight, homosexual, Lesbian, Cross-dresser,  and “who knows”?

 Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

 Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Note: if this troubles you, remember they are God’s Words., and not mijne, for He shall be the judge of us all, take it up with Him, He’d love to hear from you!

They must be as we in the USA and thinking they must embrace all of the isms man has invented!  Has not the issue of Homosexuality become very prominent? It is every where, and in your your face, but not in the Muslim world, right? They are beheaded!

NO (JB) I am not advocating anything, but loving them, for as they also are God’s children and He loves us all! Besides we are told to love our neighbor as we want to be loved ourselves!

 Matthew 22:36-41 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. ….”

Note: (jb) Today there’s a flood of liberalism in Christendom, with it’s many ideas that find no fit in the Holy Bible! They say this is a must in order for religion to stay RELEVANT! But look…..

 Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

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

If the full Godhead does not change, why do some men think they can can change the Bible, to suit themselves?

Walter Veith holds that within the spurious Ecumenical  Movement, which embraces Spiritism, Humanism, and all the ISMs of the worldly, have become increasingly prominent since way back in the 1950’s and onward, so that today its an epidemic!So, now the S. African church members are seeing this coming in like a flood, and are disoriented, and are looking for answers, looking for truth!

While in Africa Walter and His wife, were invited to speak to a group, by their Pastor. Walter asked “Where is your church”?

“No, we don’t have a church.”

“Well, where are we going to meet?”   “Well, we meet in a farm shed” was the answer.  That happened to be on the farm of the richest farmer around, and the shed was a Mansion by any other standards. So, walking in I saw 200-250 people already seated. So I( am thinking to myself, “Well they are not Seventh day Adventist, so what Am I going to talk about? What should I say? When I am on my own ground, that’s different than being an invited guest on another’s ground!  We’ll have to take the safe route and but creation vs Evolution bores me to death, but it and our health message should be a safe place to begin!”

AS I walk up to the front, the Pastor shouted, “WE want to know who the Antichrist is!”   Taken a bit aback, I asked, “Are you sure you want to begin with something that deep?”

“YES!” We invited other Pastors,other churches, and they all speak around this but we never can get a straight answer!”  The a lady walked up from the group and spoke up, “Thank you for being here, but we want to know about this “Speaking in Tongues.”

So Walter said he asked her why? “Well, she said, she came form a church that speaks in tongues, and I felt very uncomfortable,, as if there was something very wrong, but not knowing what it was, so could you speak on that also?”

Anther shouted, “What’s the real day, is it Sunday or some other day, to worship, is it Saturday? will you help us?”

That’s when I realized that all these people has come out of different denominations, and were ready and wanting the truth, not man’s truth but that from God!

They were all Seventh dsay Adventists, th4ey just did not know it yet! But God is doing this all over the world, bringing small groups of people together, who have a nagging feeling that something is missing from His message, and they are in search of the full truth of God!

NOTE (JB) If this last part doesn’t get you to thinking that the end is near, it should! It should get YOU to thinking “I’d better get right with Jesus, now”!

These people had gathered out of many churches, together in a common bond to search for God’s truth, as they were not getting it in the churches they used to attend![ Note (JB) ring any bells?]

Why, oh why are all these searchers not knocking on our church doors? Because our

Seventh day Adventist church, as a whole is not yet ready to receive them! We are not yet steeped in the Three angels Message, of Revelation 14 and 16. { YOU find it I am not going to do all the work JB}  But it IS happening in S. Africa. Now if anyone asks anyone in world about which day changed the world, most will say September 11, 2001, right? Yet… they would all be wrong…dead wrong. Yes it changed a few aspects of the world, that terrific horrid day in New Yok city, and Washington D.C. and a grassy filed in Pennsylvania. but the world was before that day in ti’s morals, years before and as it still is today, lost! No, on October 22, 1844, literally changed the mindset of most of humanity in that time frame and the day that soon followed it. That is the that Mordecai, stood squarely in the Judgement Gate as a TYPE: [Ezra 2:2. Nehemiah 7:7. Ester 2:5-7; 3:16; 5:14; 6: 1-12; 8P:7,15; 9:4,20-31]

It also marked the day that the final conflict, between Christ and Satan was set up! That’s the why, it changed the world….as you will learn.

That was the the Millerite Movement, the study of the Bible Prophecy, hads then convinced that it would be THAT day, October 22, 1844 that Christ would return to take His own back to Heaven!  However they had calculated this all wrong, as to the time and what was cleased, and where the cleansing took place! They had believed that the cleansing would be this earth itself, as He returned—–

Daniel 8:14 “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

Remember, since 70A.D. when Rome destroyed Jerusalem, as well as the Temple, there’s been NO SANCTUARY, BUT the Original of which earth’s was but a copy, the instructions for it was given to Moses, while he was with God {Jesus Christ] on top of Mt Sinai in Exodus 29:5 onwards..   Yet this idea came to 5 others in different nations at the same time, only the HOLY SPIRIT could do this! However bitter the disappointment was to the little band, of believers as the day progressed to the next, no Jesus!

Many walked away, all were ridiculed, but four years latter in 1848 a Group of believers came together in what has become known as “The Sabbath Conference.” They began collectively, to study the Bible, to find where they went wrong! From these Sabbath Conferences came a theology, which in full truth, was NOT NEW, but a RESURRECTED ONE! These facts, that were hidden by men, and lost in the sands of time…… however look—-

Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

THESE RE-DISCOVERIES WERE:

(1) The Sanctuary Doctrine.

This Tabernacle of Exodus, was but a TYPE, that laid out the full plan of mankind’s Salvation, only with Christ, the Lamb of God Slain they studied the Book of Exodus, they found that Jesus christ IS The way of Salvation, and not the church nor its Popes, as all had been taught! They now knew where they were destined, and most importantly WHY!

(2) Out of this great disappointment,  Came the message of the second Advent, which became as movement that is still today the fastest growing faith on earth.They also RE-Discovered the Biblical Sabbath. A fact none of the previous Reformers of the Protestant Movement, knew or used from it’s beginnings, yet there were peoples who still observed it, each seventh day of the week the Waldensians, whom, Rome tried to exterminate, as heretics!

(3) The State of the Dead, Unraveled.  Still today most of Christendom, have accepted Rome’s dogmas, of: “Die and go to your reward, Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory [Note (JB) I call that hell’s Half-Way house?  Sadly not a word, is found regarding any of this in God’s Word, thus its of man only!  Traditions of men!]

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 “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.”

Note: If you believe that the human being is eternal, all or in part, who want to live not knowing anything? Believe God not men, for they lie like cheap rugs, because Satan has deceived them!

(4) The Spirit of Prophecy, was re-established.

2 Peter 1:20-21 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. [Holy Spirit].

 Revelation 19:10 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

NOTE: therefore ALL who denigrate E.G. White’s work in full truth also denigrate Jesus Christ, Who is The Spirit of Prophecy!

(5) The Full Ministry of Jesus and His purpose fully learned, as the Final Judgment.

These FIVE formed the Main Pillars of our church, The Seventh-day Adventists, however, the very idea of Prophecy is a huge stumbling block for far too many, yet it should not be so. It is these Five Pillars that separates us from all other Christian Churches, these plus the fact we accept the whole Bible as written, as it is it’s own Expositor, meaning it proves itself, within itself! It’s the ONLY Book that does so!  Following is  verse that troubles many…

 Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

Note: Catholics have trouble with God’s Commandments as the Pope removed the Second and changed to 4th from a Holy day to a common day Sunday a day of pagan Sun worship, and then as all know there’s ten, they split # 10 into two parts, ( Catechism books) yet their own Douay  Bible has it correct in Exodus 20 but who reads it? Go figure? Most want not truth!

NOTE: One who rejects outright the Spirit of Prophecy, they also reject Christ! Not a good place to be!

Thus, out of this disappointment came the SECOND ADVENT MOVEMENT, but before you dismiss this Church, as many have accepted Satan’s deception saying this is a cult! Look up in any dictionary the word and meaning of the word cult. You’ll find its a religious organisation run by one man, who rules without questions, and whose word is law!  Is this not how the Vatican is run?, Or Jim Jones’ “Jonestown,” or David Koresh’s  compound at Waco, TX?  Here’s the why—–

THE CATHOLIC NATIONAL [magazine] july, 1895 had this to say:

“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but HE IS Jesus Christ HIMSELF, hidden under veil of flesh.”

In his Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894 Pope Leo XIII wrote this: “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”

Question: How big an ego must one have to express these things?

Yet, the very fact, that we are different, from ALL others in Christendom, it makes many people wary, to join. They do not want to “POP-UP THEIR HEADS”, AND STICK OUT LIKE THE SORE THUMB. It is not easy to constantly swim against the current of public opinion. But if point of fact TRUTH, God’s truth demands it!

Note: (jb) I personally view the Ten Commandments as God’s Mirror, so we can see where the dirt is within us! Besides how great would life be IF ALL lived according to the Ten Commandments? No more hate. anger, lies, no more crimes, nor wars! That and much, much, more will be our reward with Jesus at His return, for all those with Jesus within them! Thus no Jesus means no life, simple is it not?

Yet, it is not comfortable, especially for the worldly, to have a Prophet, although she, E.G. White, always rejected that title, preferring Messenger, of God, instead. She always said, my work is the Lesser light, illuminating the Greater Light, the Holy Bible, much like a spot-light, to amplify. Sadly Satan efforts have seen to it, that her work has many detractors, some even viciously so! However, if all would take the time and effort to read her books and all the references she draws from the the Bible, they would begin to understand much more about Our Heavenly Powers Players! Then all this garbage on this earth would cease, and Jesus could come to take us HOME!

Of course, Satan is not the type to sit idly by, and allow God’s truth message, to go to all the world, unmolested! Because he got really busy, fully deceiving many people, to put forth his counterfeit doctrines, at the era of time!

Does the Bible speak to this?——-

 Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, [NOTE:  a woman- symbolic of the Church His bride— but there are two woman Revelation 12:1-2 and Revelation 17-18, the latter are the apostate churches, that obey men not God]  and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Note: The apostate woman rides the beast, [Study Daniel] symbolic of earthly powers that combine both church and state, under the church leadership, and or join a church that so has done, and will do so again!  Revelation 13 and 2 Thessalonians 2  read both chapters!

 Revelation 12:12-13 “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.”

This is all simply Bible based, theology, or obeying God, as HE dictated, and give God the glory and not a mere man, no matter the office or the regalia he wears, who rules as IF,  a King of all earth!

Note: The worship of long-dead humans, whose ideas run contrary to the Word of God, is a great sin, as is one’s kneeling before and praying to them and any stone, metal or wood idols! Remember Eccl. 9:5 “… the dead know not anything..”? or Genesis 3:19’s …”…from dust thou art, to dust thou shalt return. Sadly most are taught and believe man’s word about Satan’s first recorded lie, Gen. 3:4 “”shalt not surely die..”

This simple message we proclaim, is simply Bible’s truth!, and as such the Gates of Hell cannot stand against it. That does not stop Satan from pitching his counterfeit doctrines, each with just enough truth in it to fool the unlearned masses. So he must have thought out his strategy, long and hard, because if his message goes out and the world accepts it, humanity is done for!At the same time, if the Bible’s message goes out and the world accepts it, then he’s done for! Thus he and his knew that they had to come up with a counter theology for their side, and they did they ever!

FIRST: Satan and Co., developed a counter theology, that was clever enough to fool all who will not read the Bible,because those who do, can see through this fake quickly, and not be side-tracked by a magician’s trick, look here, not there ideas.

Finally—-he was able to place a SPIRITUAL TORPOR, in those who are to present the Three angles message to the world, that US!, the Seventh day Adventists!

Revelation 14:6-10 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”

That’s what he did, and with over 6,000 years of practice behind him, he’s become very good at deceptions!. Happily as strong and ad good as he is doing evil, Christ is far stronger, and far better in righteousness than he!

SATAN’S COUNTER—-[FEIT] STRATEGY:

A. A strategy that is NOT Bible based  So what were the great changes in 1844?

In 1844 Karl Marx  [author Communist Manifesto]  and Fredric Engels, [Das Kapital] met in Paris, and began a life-long association. On the 19th of November 1844, Engels wrote to Marx, “We are at present holding Public Meetings, all over the place, to set-up Societies, for the advancement of the workers. Withing which every Christian, was banned, by a huge majority, in our rules.”

Note: The above letter shows the beginnings of today’s Trade Unions!

Marx has already written a book, in which he called Christianity “The Opiate of the Masses.” [The very line both Lenin and Stalin used in the formation of the defunct U.S.S.R.]  He held that, “Criticism of christianity is the Prerequisite of all criticism”. and we are working for the abolition of religion, and for them real happiness.

Note: Can’t you just see all this? All those Nations that have taken up the Marxist Banner, are just filled with happy smiling faces upon all their people????? IE. North Korea, China, Cuba Vietnam, Valenzuela, because all these people living in total freedom——  (from Religion)  However this is not the only place where freedoms have been stripped, look at the Trade Unions, they assess your dues, and then spend them on caused that you may strongly appose, but your opposition falls upon deaf ears!  It was the birth of Communism that gave rise to trade unionism as we know it today!  They supposedly run on the theory of all are equal, but some are more equal than others right? This may satisfy all those who are at the bottom, where they are most comfortable, as they will not strive to be all that they are able, but are content to let others fight for them, for which they gladly pay their dues! That enlarge, is unionism! But also communism where one allows other to make all their decisions for them!

Note: Stalin,{,meaning “Man of Steel” , said, “Let them all vote, all that matters is who counts the ballots”!  Remember this from Lyndon Banes Johnson {LBJ} “The dead have every right to vote!” He was a Progressive Democrat!

(B) NOW FOR THE SO-CALLED INTELLECTUALS: 

SATAN next trots out Charles Darwin, who finished his first draft and sent it out to selected colleagues, in that very year, a book mankind used to base Evolution upon! He and the Huxley Brothers, it was Aldous Huxley, author and Phd at Oxford, siad this “I’ll not submit my sex-live, to anyone even Gods”. Now how many people swim in this sees-pool called evolution today, and for those who refuse are fired! So much for the SEPARATION of Church and state right?  When did this wall——- become one-sided? Even Pope John Paul II said that evolution science is fact as Genesis one must be taken as an allegory providing we credit God with creating life, itself!

QUESTION: “Is it not an unwritten law, “Thou shalt not teach Creation, but evolution only”? If one does not adhere to this unwritten law, than one’s career is SIZZLE-FITZ! After all its SCIENCE, right? That’s the humanity’s search for truth! (?) Yah right!

Today we have the Dawkinses and the Hakenses of the world, who sit in the PHD chairs of Cambridge and Oxford, belong to a self=styled society they the call “The BRIGHTS”! [note (JB) as apposed to those who believe in Creation are called what DULLARDS?]

Note: Evolution down to mits barest of essentials says this “DEAD STUFF CREATED LIFE AND THE ABILITY TO REPRODUCE ITSELF!”   Now if you dear reader can swallow that hurdle, I have a deal for you, Ocean-beach-front Property for sale, at a bargain price,  in Nebraska!

You see, one MUST think along those line when they remove God from the equation!  Now Empirical Science, works only when one by experimentation is able to reproduce a theory, to a factual result, so QUESTION: When has SCIENCE created life? No not a Clone but from earthly materials the God did….

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.”

Note: man became what? Thus a soul is not a add on feature, for if we REMOVE the Breath of Life, we die!

Nevertheless, one of these “Brights”— Richard Dawkings in his book, “The God Delusion” wrote this statement: “God almost certainly does not exist!”  Sir, i say, that this statement is about as definitive as a a maybe! It seems tha5t this “Bright” is not very sure of his stand!I place this on line with almost, just about and perhaps! Intellectual dishonesty! As is nost of science concerning evolution as it’s all founded upon ASSUMPTIONS, of men.

Let’s be honest I mean God either exists or He does not, but He certainly does NOT almost exist!

We also know, that there’s a great amount of people that will not fall for this but many have fallen for another Bible’s perversion.  DISPENSATIONALISM:

ALSO ON THIS DATE OF 1844, by a man named Nelson Darby, who made popular the old Jesuit doctrine called Dispensationalism it spread like a very dry grass fire with a 50 MPHwindving it along! Today about 96% of Christendom are under its sway.  If a church is FULL its teaching this false idea

What is it?  This claims to segment the Bible into time-frames, in a vain try at pinpointing the the end of things, when Jesus Returns! Yet it also vaguely puts the emergence of the Antichrist, eith far, far into the future, the FUTURIST THEORY, or the  PRETERITS view which holds the antichrist Antiochus III, who killed and roasted a pig in temple, has long ago died, thus far into the past! Either view we need not be concerned about it today!. Both come from the 1500’s Jesuit’s writings, who were founded by Loyola in 1540’s to stop and counter the Reformation movement of Protestantism!

Note: All three of these terms puts the Bible on its head——

 Matthew 24:35-36″ Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

Yet Mr. Nelson Darby had another lie up his sleeve, ANTINOMANISM, A DOCTRINE WHICH HOLDS THAT WE CAN GAIN salvation BY FAITH ALONE, THUS WE HAVE NO NEED FOR, NOR A NEED TO OBEY GOD’S TEN LAWS!

Who has not heard”:  The law has been nailed to the Cross, we are now under grace? Yet if pushed the only law they are all against is the fourth commandment the Sabbath Law!

Yet, they willingly ignore these—–   John 14:15″ If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

 Revelation 12:17″ And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Note: The woman is christ pure church, not the unpure woman of Rev.17 and 18 which is symbolic of the apostate churches that worship according to men, on Sunday, and not on God’s Sabbath, the 7th day  of the week. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20: 1-17. Note: the phrase “Keep the Law appears 7 times in the Old and 12 times in the New Testament.

 Romans 2:27-28″ And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:”

All of these non Biblical applications began with the Jesuits, who answer to the Popes, you can go the Vatican Website and search for Manuel Lacunza, a Jesuit Priest, who under the name of Jehoshaphat Ben Ezra wrote in Spanish, he was born in 1731 in
Chile, posing as a converted Jew wrote a large, in Spanish, a Apocalyptic work, “The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty,”

Then,an enterprising man named Irvine, translated it into English, and he being a Pastor of his church, and quiet CO_INCIDENTALLY (?) this same church is noted for its beginning of the “Speaking in tongues”! The nonintellectual babbling came down from Babylonia n times!

Enter once more Mr. Darby who added his special touch to this nonsense, along with a few Cardinals and Popes, who now do this nonsense as normal routine, but not for public consumption! The special things? Well its about the antichrist coming out of the Tribe of Dan, thus we are told to keep our view focused upon Jerusalem, rather than Jesus christ, and the public ate it up as hungry wolves, hook, line and sinker!

Of course Satan being a broad-spectrum deceiver, he had to get this counterfeit religion of to a vibrant beginning right? Yup in 1844 the Quakers began their quaking Thus the Holy Spirit is “Quaked” into the world in 1844! While yet in 1844, the Fox sisters , responding to “RAPPING” began the idea of mediums to speak to the dead, and the Spirit Mediums sprang forth, all in 1844!

Are you, dear reader, beginning to see a pattern here? As people learned more and more about the deeper messages in the Bible, Satan began to increase his deceptions to lead people astray, and away from Jesus Christ?  The greater the Biblical knowledge, the harder he pushed his deceptions!

Plus in the very same year,a Joseph Smith, who upon his claim of two GOLD TABLETS, {which none have ever seen} began his Mormon Movement, The church of the Latter Day saints. By his claim “We are Divine, we are from The Order of Melchizedek” He was murdered on June 27th 1844. His movement became huge, and is world-wide, so now we have a counterfeit Christian Theology as well!

In this same year the Delta Kappa Epsilon, begun at Yale University, is a Spiritualistic Society, begun on June 22, of ?  YUP! 1844!  Then a Mohamed Alli Sead, he gets up, and proclaims himself as AHBAB BULLA DAH, He claims to be The BAB.  This was also the year the Vatican laid the foundations for the ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT, to unite all earth’s religions under the Popes!

Not to be outdone but in 1844 we have the very beginnings of what is today the Feminist movements to invert the Genesis chapter 3 by placing the female as the head of the family!

 Genesis 3:16″ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”

Ephesians 5:25″ Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

 Colossians 3:18-19″ Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”

Note: Bible students will not exhaust, what the Bible has to offer!

However Satan’s most effective weapon has bee his ability to take advantage of human nature’s and willingness NOT, to study the Bible by putting many of us into a stupor or “Brain Freeze”.

Yet as uncomfortable as it may be,, by not going along with masses of denominations, as well as earth’s vastly different “Religions” all of whom are “MAN_MADE” thus not of God through Jesus Christ, all of who have now joined to the hip to the Vatican Rome. Agreeing with her that it is SHE who rules earth’s religions, and it is SHE who determines what is heresy, and her right to kill all heretics! Thus as it was she will again rule with an Iron fist, just as ISIS does today, with it’s “Believe as we say or die” is the same Roman cry men have heard foe 1260 year up to 1798, beginning in 538A.D

Yes there ‘s little comfort swimming against the tide of Public Opinion UNLESS truth and Christ are on your side! Can Y O U dear Reader, name one main-stream Denomination that does Not teach these three dogmas?

1> Mankind has an immortal soul, At death go directly to one’s reward

2> Observes either Friday or Sunday Sacredness, in place of God’s 7th Day Sabbath?

3> We are Not under Law but under Grace [Antinomanism] NOTE : I ask is it OK,by God to lie , to steal to kill, to fornicate at our hearts content?——-

Malachi 3:6″For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore …..”

Note: God’s Law is but a reflection of God’s Character!, His Glory! What or who but Satan can think that it’s OK to change them at will?

SPIRITISM:

This is rampant in both the so-called Protestant world as it is in behind the closed doors of Catholicism! Many are into “Breath-Prayer” , Meditation Prayer, because most want to “FEEL” and or “SEE” the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, Well this putting one’s mind in neutral, will allow Satan’s spirit to enter, and he will make sure you feel something and see something in others who jump up and wave or begin to roll on the floors!

 Isaiah 8:20″ To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

Note: Please remember that God reaches us by the Holy Spirit, He is God’s “Channel” to each one of us, the small silent voice that is heard within us, that many call our CONSCIENCE!  John 14.

Are Y O U, begging to see that Satan is against every thing that The Father is for, and vice-versa? Sa-Tan, is Hebrew for apposer.

Revelation 12:10″ And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. ”

Note: Here’s another Satanic lie: “You want forgiveness? NO! Your sins are too great and too many to be forgiven!

Please do not listen to this lair!The Father through Christ, created all the universe, are your sins bigger? NO! In prayer ask Him for His help to get you to where He approves of you, for christ gift of His perfect life in the flesh and His death, His precious blood will and can was you as clean white fallen snow!

Still in 1844 a Seventh-day Baptist lady, named Rachel Oaks, and by her God id slowly working to bring His truth to all humanity, began with this woman, who challenged a Baptist preacher named William Miller to KEEP all of god’s commandments noting the 4th! He accepts challenge and by his study of both Exodus 20 and Genesis 2:1-3 and other like verses and on a March Sabbath preached his first Sabbath sermon that morn! Thus within the Christian world the true Bible Sabbath was RE-Established in that March of 1844!

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: I see no word here as JEW, do YOU? Sabbath wast ever a Jewish thing, it was a mankind thing!

Note: How did the seven-day week come to mankind? The year is time for earth annual rotation around the sun right? Month comes to us via the monthly Lunar cycle, and the day is earth’s daily rotation on its axis, but there;s nothing in the heavenly cycle that gives us a the seven day week. France and Russia tried the 10 day week. and 3 week month, but both did not last!  So how did we get the seven day weekly cycle other that from God? Genesis 2: 1-3 EXODUS 20:1-17.

 Isaiah 66:22-23″ For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD”

Note: Does it make sense to YOU, that God would change the day of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday only to change it back to Saturday in the Eternity to come? To come right on this very same earth?

In 1844, Charles Fitch,accepted the Biblical Doctrine of soul-sleep, or death in the graves, plus in that same year we the re-introduction and the emergence of the Spirit of Prophecy.

 Revelation 19:10″ And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Any Christ Centered church MUST have the Spirit of Prophecy, if it has the “End-Time Message”, as not church without PROPHECY CAN NOT HAVE THIS END TIME MESSAGE!

So, why, WHY are so many churches so afraid of Bible Prophecy? Are they as the Jews, and have they taken a page out of their book, and are they also waiting for a Messiah to come? Or a new Messiah.Neither view is Biblical!

WHY? Can this be asked?

Because it violates the Bible’s Typology, as no other theory has ever done! The Typology reinforces God’s truth, typology say Moses was more than a Prophet, He led them out of Egypt into  the land of Canaan. He wrote it all down in a Book as dictated,, which is a Testimony to the church. To sustain them.

He also had a health message, did he not? Was it written down for us? Yes, on both counts. Now id Moses get to go the Kingdom, the Premised Land of Milk and honey?, with all the others?     NO! he died before hand, although he was taken up onto Mt. Nebo, and from its peek he saw much of the land, but was not permitted to enter into it right?

On their wayinto this land, they were sustained by the Spirit of Prophecy, and they went into the land of Canaan. This typology says, Don’t wait for another Prophet! That One has already come, and the Testimonies have been written. The Health message is completed, and she [Mrs E.G. White} is sleeping until the Resurrection, the same goes for both Mary and David, the King and the Mother of early God-Man Jesus. All the other so-called “saints” are also sleeping in the graves. Sorry my Catholic brethren, but that Bible’s truth and not that of men!, whom have deceived you!

Dis she E.G. White, not say there’s be a special Resurrection, was Moses not Resurrected? Did Enoch ever taste death? NO! Did not Christ Jesus and Moses and Elijah not all appear together on the Mt. of transfiguration? YES!

OK, what was the year the Sanctuary Message 1844. Yet today most theologians, tell us that Christ entered into the Holy Compartment, in 1844. NO! He entered into the Most Holy, the Holy of Holies, beyond the veil and into the presence of the Ark of the covenant and the Mercy Seat!. Jude 1:20. but he entered in the Most Holy, the Qodesh {KO’-desh] in Hebrews 6:33.It was was shortly after His Ascension that He entered into the court years, years earlier, and then into the first compartment

Most of this is no longer being taught in most seminary Schools, that are run by Jesuits!  Are you getting the picture, that people who are Biblically Illiterate, are easily deceived?’

 Hosea 4:6″ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Note people are destroyed by what? Lack of knowledge! Biblical Knowledge!. Please let this not be your fate!  Please. dear Reader, take notice of how easily we are deceived, by those “Bright Stars” , whose opinions are warped by their personal prejudices against anything God like!

Remember God’s truth was established via the unctions of the Holy Spirit, in 1844, and it was formalized only four years latter, in the doctrines that makes this church as separate from all others! Thus Satan strategy, his counter to God’s truth,  has come to ALL mankind, beginning in yes ! 1844. However there’s no point in receiving God’s truth, without a system to dispense it to the world, right?

Thus it was again in 1844 on May 24th, Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, who was a mega-Protestant, who wrote more about the Bible than about telecommunications! He was a foremost student of the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation, {Daniel is an “Overlay” for Revelation]. He sent the very first message from D.C. to the B.O. Railway…”What has God wrought?” Satan must have said, “I can prevent that also.” Has not perverted all forms of mass media, in books, movies , and of course the internet?

Note: (jb) from the filth coming from Hollywood, I ask you, “Does it seem as if he’s taken up residence in this town, as well as D.C. at times? Please know, that all true witches use the wood from the Holly, for their wands and staffs!

So far, we have touched upon many of the events that began in beginnings of the year of 1844, yet, there is more! That “Burlington-Ohio railroad received it charter in  what year? YES, 1844! So as most, can tell by now, God has gotten His message out for the world, and Satan, of course, has his COUNTER- Message, always. His greatest feat is his creating a Spiritual Torpor [or is it a stupor?] in all Humanity. Yet his greatest feat, by far, is that he has convinced most, that he does not exist!

Therefore his main efforts are directed, not against the general public, [note: (JB) there are ONLY two paths in earthly life, God’s Path and Satan’s path, and ALL who refuse to chose God’s path are even by default Satan’s own!] but to the churches that obey all the Bible, as the Word of God, and try to get them to “Go to Sleep”!

 Revelation 3:15-17″ I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

Note: Is this not where so many people are these days? Neither hot nor cold, but indifferent to God! Unless we get angry and use His name in vain, by our cursing? Ever walk past a school yard during recess? Listen to their language! If however we The Seventh-day Adventists, ever wake up, and begin to share God’s love with those around them, and with prayers, that gives God “Permission” to send them the Holy Spirit, to over time change their hearts from stone to flesh! He will then bring His powers, IF they are willing to accept His Son, Jesus, and give then His “hedge”of protection, to prevent Satan running over them like a steam-roller!

2 Corinthians 13:8-9″ For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection”

It is only WHEN we admit, in prayer, our total weaknesses, Then christ becomes our strength. As Christ’s own can and should expect strange things, and every strange doctrine to come their way, via its followers. We must know that we can do nothing but to stand for God’s truth, turning neither to the left nor to the right, put to lock our minds and vision upon Christ Jesus!

Sadly, today, complacency is as common as sand grains on earth. But just as the typology does not err, so also must we go through the trails that also had beset Israel. But we are not to give up due to the difficulties Satan will put before us, as as those he deceived by their thinking “I am a good Person, I treat all as I wish to be treated myself, so YES! I’ll be in Heave!”

REALLY?

Do YOU, know YOUR Father’s will?  Do YOU know what His will is for YOU? Answers are written through out His Holy Bible!

What God put the children of Israel through in the wilderness, is what shall occur again, for those living during the times of the end. {Read the book of The Exodus] However it shall be worse for us then, as we have been given much more Light, Truth of God.    We today know, or can learn quickly, all about the Messiah, the Plan of salvation, for they then, has a Typ[e but we have an ANTI_TYPE. God wanted them to stay separated from Non-Believers, but today that’s not P.C. [Politically Correct is but of men,not of God]Today when we say “There’s only ONE name under heaven, by which we can be saved, and that way is The God-Man Jesus Christ, we are told that is judgmental and segregationist.  OK, then pray and ask what does HE mean with this verse—–

 1 Timothy 2:5″ For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

Note: Sorry Rome, but as Mary is not included, it more of your Traditional nonsense, of her being a “CO-MEDIATRIX” .

In these last two verses, we have God’s truth, which points out Satan’s lies! One of his most effective is this “Your sins are far too great to ever be forgiving by God”!  ever heard it?

Question: “If men persist upon their distortions and omissions and outright lies on God’s Word, are they not in league with Satan?”  LOOK—–

 Isaiah 8:20″ To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

 Acts 17:10-11″And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Note: It is for this very reason that I say “Never ever take the words of men for Word of god, no not even this man, learn that for self, as only self shall stand in judgment!”

 Numbers 22:12″ And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.”

 Numbers 23:11″ And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.”

God has blessed His truth, thus there is no power in the Universe that can stop what He has ordained!  Yet what was Israel’s downfall, at that time?  Their enemies introduced their pretty, young women danced around, Israel was lost! Just as today we are lost with the skimpiest of clothing, bathing suits consisting of little more than two corks and two band-aids, and Mother’s skirts so high her child can’t reach it, to hang on! Plus all the games, and “DUMB PHONES” that have us lost the art of speaking to each other, teen texting each other while sitting in the same rood?  How many of us exercise only our thumbs, or are hooked on porn, pot, booze and drugs? All of which are Satan’s most favorite tools!

All of Christendom is in need of a Reformation and Revival! As without both humanity is destined to be lost to the Outer Darkness, and shall endure being reduced to ashes in Revelation’s Lake of fire, that God has reserved unto the final Judgment and Justice. Into which shall be cast, along with Satan himself, plus the false teachers and prophets, including death and sin itself! It is with this same Lake of Fire that God will cleanse and purify all this earth, and re-created the Garden of Eden across all this earth!

Yes many a believer has and is praying for both  the Early and Latter Rains, to fall upon all the people, but unless one accepts the Early Rains, God’s Truth, the latter rains will fall on concrete hearts! Plus if we, as a people, refuse to obey God’s Law and live according to His will, the Holy Spirit is powerless, as Heaven foundation is love, and not force! That’s the risk and the Father’s purpose of His gift to us of our FREE_WILL! Love, to be of any value, MUST be freely given, and forced love soon turns to hate, and God’s love is to be returned to Him from us! To complete the cycle, so to speak!

Just look at the “Children of Israel, taken out of bondage in Egypt, they see God’s might in His rolling back the sea, and allowing them to cross on already dry ground, yet even as the last cart is pulled across, He begins to allow the water to rush back drowning the army in chase.  Yet all this, along with much gold, the Egyptians gave them to get rid of them, they did not have faith in God enough to truth Him?  Read Exodus 16th chapter, about when the Sabbath occurs! Thanks!

You’ll have learned that each morning they had to gather the Manna,”Angel’s Bread”, but only enough for that day, if they tried to gather extra, for the next day, it became wormy and stank, every time but NOT on Fridays, as it was Preparation Day for the Sabbath They had to gather twice as much, and it would not become sticky nor wormy! A daily miracle for 40 years!  To get them accustomed to a Vegan diet and the Seventh Day Sabbaths.

 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.”

QUESTION:  “If you buy a brand new car, would you go to your local butcher, to ask him about the care and feeding of your new car? Or would you rely on the Manufacturer?  Ditto for us humans, God is our Creator/Manufacturer, so why not use His suggestions for our nourishment? Would it not be the best for us?  WHY VEGANS?

 Isaiah 65:25″ The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.”

 Isaiah 11:9″ They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”

Note: Both verses are within the Eternity time frame, and shall be upon this very earth! Revelation 21:1-2.  How can we know this?  As per the Word, the just leave this earth for heaven for 1,000 years, but the wicked NEVER Leave earth, yet they shall surround the New Jerusalem, to attempt to take by force, that which was offered freely, but they rejected Jesus!   Plus—-

Matthew 5:5″ Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

The above are Christ’s own words!  But look at the next verse, and ask self “How relevant is this today?”

 Psalms 106:38-39″ And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.”

Note: You say we DO NOT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD TODAY? OH no? Please tell me what any aborted child can be guilty of other than being unwanted? Or parents that get stupidly drunk or smoke pot, or shoot-up in front of their children? Since 1976 we as a Nation have murdered over 55 million human beings in the womb! Now would Social Security funds not be in a much better shape if most of them were allowed to be born and now be working, and paying to S.S. funds?????? All actions, good or bad, come with consequences, good or bad!

Do we, or do we not believe and accept our Constitution and our Bill of rights? Does it not proclaim to all the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? So how can privacy become the right to abort a child, who must be murdered, executed without judge m,Jury or a fair trail? We give these to even the most heinous of criminals, yet we deny all this to the most innocent and helpless among us? “It’s MY body,right”? But so it is for the baby in the wombs, agree! Satan laughs with joy at each abortion, because He is selfish, and so is this act!

BUT….BUT HOW CAM WE LEARN TO LOVE, THAT WHICH WE CAN NOT SEE?

 Luke 11:3″Give us day by day our daily bread. “

Note:  Remember this from The Lord’s Prayer?  It is the Holy Bible, that IS our daily bread, for christ is the word, the Author, thus eat read it each day! Thus learning about all the member of the godhead, when we know them we can learn to love them, for loving an unknown is not possible!

 Hebrews 11:1″ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Note: What is faith but trust?

Can you see yourself in a Court-Room,and the Judge asking you Please present the evidence not seen? Yet without FAITH?TRUST, this become the most empty of verse. right?

Psalms 106:12-13″ Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel:”

Note: Now does that not totally and fully show us where we are today?  Here’s the WHY!

 Hebrews 11:6″ But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Note: Is it not the very same we mankind? If YOU don’t trust your spouse, or life-partner, what does that do to your relationship? Thus in your prayer may I suggest this: “Lord please give me the evidence of things I can not see.” Think you that The Father will refuse any of His children this evidence of His very existence?

However, as most of the world, is into seeing tasting, touching and feeling thins before they are accepted as being factual, I ask: “Can you see the Wind? ,no not what it does, but the wind itself, can you see it? NO!, but we can feel it. Now can you see the radio, T.V. and cell phone waves? NO! Yet by faith you turn on your stuff, right? This is what those who want to see and feel, that wind up babbling in tongues, and rolling in the isles, Satan gives these folks something they can feel and see! Yes he is spirit but the dark kind. God is not into “parlor Tricks” but Satan is!

WE humans need faith in God, not because He desires it, not because He rains down gold coins upon us, but because He is our Creator-Father God!  Remember Israel feel by the introduction of beautiful nonbelievers? Well look—

 Psalms 106:35-37″ But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,”

Note: You say “We don’t do this today.right?”  Well have you ever read the little book called “The Converts Book of Catholic Catechism” and compared it to the even their won Douay Bible? The catechism errors are many and huge! Yet they tell you its all truth, according to men but to God it’s error!  No most of Christendom is on the same path of destruction as were the Jews!

 Luke 13:35″ Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. ”

Note They rejected the Savior then, and many still do so today! Thus unless and until they great Jesus and accept His as such they are lost!

Today in many circles, of religious thinking, EVERYBODY IS SAVED. Yes there are many wonderful Christians out there, but THAT does NOT make their Christianity a wonderful thing!  A whole is only as good as its parts. One can have a brand new car, but without a key what can you do with it?

Our message must be as strong as John the Baptist’s. He even rebuked a King, even though he lost his head cause of it,, yet we shall see him in heaven, as well.

Christ’s message is not EXCLUSIVE, but inclusively to all the whomsoever! We must share it, even it it caused our beheading! But only a few are willing to do that, right? We do not want to put our necks upon the chopping blocks of the worldly , for the worldly right? Yet is this not what Jesus did? He died for us all, for all sin for all time. If we do not want to go beyond our comfort zones, then when will the blood soaked, sin-filled earth, ever be cleansed by God? How long will we be in this world, where every thing goes, where there are no rights nor wrongs, as all things are relative, depending upon person ,place or situation? Is this not better know today as “Situation Ethics”?

Please dig into your book of knowledge for the world  famed people, the Gandhi’s, the Po=pots, the Stalin-Hitlers of this world and look at the “Utopias” they created for their people! Or to put more bluntly and honestly, look at the predominately Protestant world, and then compare them to the predominately Catholic world, and see which enjoys live better, scholastically, financially and health care wise, for the least well of in these nations.

Now see which ones God has prospered over the years, look at Spain, Italy, Central and South America and compare then to northern Europe or North America!

Sadly, however, when protestant Nations reach their pinnacles, they fat and lazy, and forget all about God, from whom all wisdom flows, but God then turns the wheel to turn and roll over those over whom we rolled over, and we are squealing because we don’t like the turn of events!

God says? TOUGH??? But this world’s financial calamities are also God’s opportunities! So are we going to rise to the challenge, or are we going to sit this out as well?  Let all humanity perish, fall over the cliff, the precipice of faithlessness, without giving it another thought, because we will not leave our comfort zones? Not even to offer the slightest of hope to the hopeless?

If you and I want to stand as Jacob, renamed Israel,, who stood before God, we will have to allow the Holy spirit to make the changes required within our characters. The n be willing to stand against the world of nonbelievers with Jesus, no matter what “NEW Doctrines” Satan and his puts out before us!

We must never forget, “WE will not ever get another Messenger or Prophet, that is softer upon our ears, than the ONE, {Jesus} that we already have, have given us we need to make an intelligent choice.

 John 1:12″But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

Thanking YOU for your time.

Questions?   Comments?    John at http://www.servant@frontier.com

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GOD….THE FATHER.

My many thanks for this article from Signs of the Times Special Issue. John B.   {jaybee}

GOD..THE FATHER.

Many people, tired of the culture of self, are searching for something better, something outside of themselves, they want to know more about GOD!

You want to know something great? God The Father wants all of us to to KNOW Him! It is for this very reason He revealed Himself in so many ways, but the MOST important way is through His Word the Holy Bible! Unfortunately not many read it, and fewer still study it!

His Holy Bible makes no direct effort to prove the existence of God, it just takes it for granted, within its first few words……

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”   [Genesis 1:1– in point of fact the very word Genesis means “The Beginning.”  In fact this speaks volumes about Him, and He existed long before the world began, He’s the Creator, the Source of ALL life and every material blessing!

Note: Mankind, at least in the Western world, has become so fully engrossed into self, that em-mass we have accepted human sciences Evolution as fact, YET WITHOUT a shred of evidence to prove it! So much for science being the seeker of  UNBIASED truth, right?

WHAT WE CAN’T KNOW:

Sorry there’s much we can’t ever know, about any of the Three Divine Persons, The Godhead. We shall know know the How of Creation, for when we do we also shall be as God, and that is not ever going to happen! He’s not revealed that to us, and it’s doubtful we’d understand or grasp it! We can never understand the essence of God’s Nature. But we can understand that which He has revealed to us, at least to a point.  {note: That’s part of what the Eternity is for for us to learn all about His Word, and all of it’s many connection within.] His revelations to all, is centered upon His unfailing love for each one of us!

Matthew 5:45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

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

Note: in  view of the above verse, can we say that this earth’d dictators, who caused much loss of life, NEVER knew love beyond the love for power? Something to think about, agree?

But, because Jesus has already adopted each one of us, those who have accepted His gift of Salvation with faith, love and obedience we are then….

 John 1:12-14 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 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.”

Prayerfully, YOU can see our Heavenly Father is not a mere personal force!

Jesus told the woman at the well of Sychar [john 4:24] that “God is a Spirit,” but to suggest that God has a form, a shape refer to [Genesis 1:26-27. ]  This statement of Jesus has more to do with more profound aspects of God’s Divine naature for example  ….

 Revelation 5:6 “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.”

Note: Seven is as very important number to The Father, therefore so also is the Seventh day worship important! That’s The Sabbath, from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday! NOT SUNDAY!

God The Father is above Nature, [He created it after all] and beyond capacity of our minds to even imagine Him. He lives on a plane far, far superior to ours.

GOD IA A PERSON, A DIVINE PERSON.

The Hebrew concept of the Spirit was more concrete that abstract. God dwells in that realm. We can not {YET} see Him , but we are made in His {OUR, meaning the entire three Person Godhead]  which suggests that He also has a form, a specific form. Throughout the Bible He is presented as a Person, via the pronoun HE, or The Father, or My  Father, as Jesus spoke of Him.

The words the Bible uses to describe God were chosen to make it easy as possible for us to understand God as a Person. He “Talks,” “hears”, “sees”, and “Writes”. He suffers and feels sadness, and He also expresses both anger and joy. He has free will…..

 Psalms 40:8 “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. ”

 2 Corinthians 1:1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:”

God also judges.. [Psalm 7:11; Romans 2:6] as well as pardons [Isaiah 55:7]. Nevertheless, He is above all. He Created and sustain everything [Hebrews 1:1-3] . God is Omnipotent [Revelation 19:6] , Sublime [Isaiah 57:15′ , Omniscient [Ephesians 1:8], and immortal NOTE  [(jb) Man IS NOT, a human soul IS a Living being Genesis 2:7]. [1 Timothy 1:17] , and Omnipresent [Psalm 139:7- Jeremiah 23:24] . He is free of both time and space limitations in all His actions.

Everything that happens on our planet is under God’s control. [Note yes even Satan’s actions are allowed within God structured limitations  [job 1:8+]  we say tragedy being an Act of God, yet it’s Satan’s actions upon earth as the cause] He, understands our plans, but He acts in ways that insure the ultimate fulfillment and consummation of His will.

The qualities and powers that we see in God the and God the Holy Spirit also reveal to us what the Father is like.

Thank YOU for your time:

Questions?  Comments?   John at http://www.servant@frontier.com

For further studies: Exodus 34:6,7. Revelation 4:11; John 13:16; John 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:28.

Want More? Visit your Seventh day Adventistj church any Saturday/Sabbath 9-10 AM. You just may find the peace of mind you’ve searched for.

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THE TRINITY.

While other religions include the “Trinity” in their pantheon of gods, Christianity is the ONLY religion that distinguished itself with a general belief about a real, and living God who exists as Three distinct Persons, who are equal and eternal: Father , Son and Holy Spirit. The Three Persons in this divine Trinity are immortal, omnipotent, omniscient, and, omnipresent.Plus it’s the ONLY earthly religion that has a GOD-MAN Jesus Christ who died for our sins!

The God of the Bible is infinite and far beyond all human comprehension. Yet, we can know these Persons of the Godhead, to the extent that They have revealed Themselves to us. They have made Themselves known through the work of their “Hands”, as seen in nature, through the circumstances of providence, through the written word, the Bible, and especially through the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

The Bible teaches that God exists as Three distinct Persons whom we call The Trinity!

THE THREE PERSONS.

1. GOD THE FATHER:

 1 Corinthians 8:6 “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, …”

 Ephesians 4:6 “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you                                       all.”

  2.   God The Son:

       Colossians 2:8-9 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

Titus 2:13-14 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. ”

3. God The Holy Spirit:

 Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.”

 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”

The Bible presents the Three Persona of the Godhead as related to each Other, is the same way that humans are related. The Bible uses personal pronouns when it speaks of the Members of the Trinity…..

 Matthew 17:5 “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

 John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”  {John 16: 28: 17:5}.

They love and glorify each Other..

 John 3:35-36 “The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” [ John 15:10; 16:14]

The Father sent the Son…   Matthew 10:40-41 “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.”

The Father and The Son sent the Holy Spirit….. John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Thus the Holy Spirit it their Representative, if you will, for He is The Father’s means of direct communication with each one of us, via the quiet silent voice within us! [Note (jb) Some call this our conscience, yes but He is much more than that!]

Each One of Them has His own special work to carry out, even when they are cooperating in joint activities such as Creation and Redemption of humanity.

The Biblical statement that ,” God is love” [1 John 4:8] applies to each Person of the Trinity. The fact that God is love from eternity presupposes that there is more that one Person in the Trinity. If there were just One Person from Eternity the One;s love would be for Himself only!   [that would fit perfectly for Satan (jb)]

            THE TRINITY IN THE BIBLE:

While no one passage of Scripture defines the doctrine of the Trinity, the Bible writers assumed it as a given, and they spoke of it repeatedly. The teaching of the Trinity is implied in Genesis 1:1-2. which presents God and the Spirit both acting in Creation.  The New Testament point out that Christ also participated in Creation, and  that HE is in fact ^The Creator …. John 1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made”  [Colossians 1:16-17. Hebrews 1:2] . In Matthew Jesus directed that Baptism be performed, “in the name o The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit.”

 Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

Here the doctrine of the Trinity is presented in a way that gives it strong support as a article of faith.

The Trinity was evident at Christ’s baptism, where all Three Member of the Godhead were manifested at the same time. ….. Matthew 3:16-17 “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

NOTE (jb) Was Christ baptized by “Sprinkling” or by total submersion which symbolises the death of old and birth of the new person?     also {Luke 1:35 and Mary would be Christ’s mother, the Man part of Him thus Jesus is GOD and Man]

   Jesus spoke of the the differences between The Godhead Members in…John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

Even Paul’s benediction also support this teaching, as he said:  “2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.

We can except the existence of of the Trinity only by faith. Nevertheless reason dicates that a God does exist, other wise, how and why does the whole universe even exist, let alone all life upon this earth?  Can dead stuff create life, and the procreation of it? Evolution says it can and did!

  1. The Moral argument: The search of every human being for the “Best good”, implies the existence of a moral Being.  The simple fact, that in all of earth’s societies, that last 6 of the Commandments, which govern our behavior, is universally accepted by tribes, ny national governments for eons! This shows that we received these “insights:”, from an external to self source, a Source that is God! As history shows only to well, humans are capable of savageness against their own kind, and men are not capable of creating moral laws. IE “Can’t legislate morality”! So why are crimes illegal?
  2.  The mental argument: Our mental faculties, our imaginations and intelligence, far above any other life-form on earth, can only be explained by the presupposing the existence of a superintelligent Source. Sorry Evolution holds to the survival if the fitest, how does that evolve into the ability to love another?
  3. The Cosmological argument: In view of the fact that every effect must have a cause, a never-ending chain of cause and effect must go back to the “Great First Cause”,. Nothing can proceed from nothing.
  4. The teleological argument: Note (jb the study of final cause.] The intricate structure and design seen in nature, from the butterfly to the human brain, requires the existence of an intelligent Designer. Anyone who has ever put anything together from from a child’s sandbox to an airplane, must admit that the human brain is so complex far out preforming any of many computers, can not have evolved by random chance, or “Natural causes.”
  5. The Ontological Argument:  [note metaphysics an a priori argument for the existence of God asserting that the conception of a perfect Being implies that Being’s existence outside of man’s mind.]  Anselm, the 11th century archbishop of Canterbury, defined God as “Than which nothing greater can be conceived,” He reasoned that life must be a necessary part of such a Perfect Being, and therefore He3 must exist. To put it another way, if it’s possible to conceive that such a being exists, then He must in fact consist. [ (jb) I’d call that a circular argument, but who can look up at a clear night sky and not ask how, and who? As nothing is self-created at the first Cause!]
  6. The Argument from Experience:  Human religious experiences.  We all have heard, or witnessed a “Miracle cure,” with one’s family, IE, all traces of a previous cancer is gone, and no medical explanation is forthcoming! [Note (jb) Personally a hard fall on my bottom left me with no intact discs between L 4 and 5 and the Sacroiliac disc is gone, so the pain was terrible, In prayer I asked The Father to remove the sharp edges, to make it somewhat tolerable, HE DID! I am not pain-free, but I can function at about 1/2 of what I was able, I can do, almost all, what I used to do it just takes many times longer! Thus I know there is a loving God, who sustains life.

There’s an old story about a very smart PhD, who shouted to God,” I also can created life!’ He then went out to his back year flower garden with a shovel and bucket, that’s when he heard this silent voice within his mind “GET YOUR OWN DIRT!”

Yes that’s many a lab, on many a university and colleges that have tried to create life, but they have not yet learned that God is The Life, He is the source of the  Life force!

However, beyond these human discussions God invites us to know Him in pour own personal experiences, and to develop a personal relationship with Him!

 Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Until that occurs, within your heart, dear reader, you’ll have to rely on the human lie of evolution, that Satan has convinced so many as truth! YES, DEAD STUFF became life and reproduced itself, right?

Further study: Deuteronomy 29:29.
Ephesians 4:4-6. 1 Timothy 1:17. 1 Peter 1:2.

Thanking you for your time, as well as Signs of the Times, “WE Believe” 2/2016.

Question?    Comments?  John at www. servant@frontier.com

Want More? Visit your Seventh day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM. You just may find the peace of mind you’ve longed for.

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SURPRISED by the SECOND COMING?

CHARLES MILLS COMMENTS ON A QUESTION MANY PEOPLE DO not LIKE TO THINK ABOUT,WHEN A DISCUSSION OF CHRIST’S SECOND COMING: MIGHT THEY BE ON THE WRONG SIDE?

My (John B.) many thanks to both the author Mr. Mills and Signs of the Times Magazine Jan.2016 Issue  www.signstimes.com to order.

On a cool October morning day in 1844 a group of Bible reading, Bible believing, Bible preaching Christians, came together upon a large flat rock, in upstate New York, farm owned by a Baptist preacher, named William Miller. They’d assembled there for only ONE reason: To welcome Jesus back to this earth.                                                                         They had discussed and dissected the Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation for years, and after all this study they were sure in their minds… that Christ’s promised second coming would take place on October 22 that year! In fact, many of the gathered has sold or given away all their earthly goods. Others had deferred marriage and even childbearing in preparation for the exciting event! Heaven was their goal and focus, and they were determined to meet their coming KING of Kings.                                                                     The next day, October 23, the sun rose on a group of bitterly disappointed people.             What HAPPENED? How could they have bee3n so wrong? More to the point, What were they supposed to do now?

The whole Second Coming issue has been puzzling Christians ever since Jesus said….

John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

Note (jb) Let TRY to put this in God’s perspective shall we?

 2 Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

Note: Therefore if one day to God, is as one thousand years to mankind, then Please remember Jesus left this earth only just under 2 days ago! In God’s view of time, please Know for those who have always existed, and shall always exist, what is time to them, or us in the eternity?

However what did Jesus say, when asked when? ….

Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

Note: This has not stopped many from writing and selling millions of books, giving us dates, long since passed, yet we are all still here! The Late Great Planet Earth, and the Left Behind series comes to mind, each making millions of $, for the authors! {Motive?}I, as does the author, refuse to place a time or date, but strongly recommend you read and study…. [yes there’s a difference] Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, then study the books of Daniel and Revelation as one book, as Daniel is an overlay for the latter, which leaves studies with more questions than answers, if Revelation is studied by itself.

WHEN…. Christ returns is only part of the dilemma. WHAT HAPPENS when He shows up gets even more confusing, especially if you’ve devised definite plans for that specific day!       Most Christians will smile confidently and declare, “I’ll be going home to heaven when Jesus returns.” Others, who are still struggling with their Faith/Trust, will likely moan, “Forget it, I’ am not good enough to spend eternity with God.”

Note: These know not enough of His word, the Holy Bible, to know that all they need is to surrender to Jesus in loving obedience, to His Law!                                                                  Then there are those who insist that, since they’ve shown no interest in spiritual things, fate will take then to God’s alternate place.

One of Christ’s parables, He used two kinds of farm animals to describe His return, in Matthew 25: beginning with verse 31.

Matthew 25:29 “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

Note: HAS WHAT?  The Holy Spirit within themselves, this all need, to ask for in prayer. But what happens to those who have not Christ’s Spirit within them? They shall perish at the coming of His Glory, as sinners can not live in His full power, without His righteousness within.

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:”                              Note: Thus the why of this…..

Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

NOTE: Come out of her…In many locations the Bible refers to a Church  as a woman, this Rev.12 shows a woman in white, but Rev., 17’s woman/church is dressed in scarlet and Purple riding a beast power. White is purity, scarlet & purple are apostasy, both are churches! One teaches the Bible the others }PLURAL} teach the Bible mixed with man’s traditions. IE. Sunday Sacredness, Man’s soul is immortal, die and go right to one’s reward. None of these three biggest deceptions find a fit in God’s Word, thus are words of man and Satan!  {Sorry, but truth set’s us all free, but not without pain]

Getting back to Matt. 25:31….                                                                                           Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:”

The sheep are clearly the favored group, because He says to them, “Come and enjoy your inheritance,” after He separated His sheep from the goats. BUT WHY?

 Matthew 25:35-40 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Now comes the really strange part: “We, those He called His sheep will stare back dumbfounded, “When did we do all these things”? we ask.

It seems that one of the characteristics of the sheep in this story is that they don’t know they are sheep. They did all those good deeds out of the goodness of their hearts, and it never occurred to them that’s precisely why Jesus invited then into His Kingdom!

THE GREAT SEPARATION.

God then turns His attention to the “Goats”, and His tone changes, abruptly:

Matthew 25:42-43 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat [Food] : I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.”

The “Goats”, meet this declaration with the same empty stare. “When did we not do these things”? they demanded.

I see a pattern developing here, do you? Like their wooly cousins, the “Goats”, don’t realize they’re goats. They do not realize that their failure to help others in need, disqualifies them for life in God’s Kingdom. This is what they shall hear…

 Matthew 7:21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

You see, when it comes to guaranteeing a room in God’s heavenly mansion, lip service is NOT enough! This will come many as a huge surprise to this following group…..

 Matthew 7:22 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”                                                                                                                                And Jesus replies:….

 Matthew 7:23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

NOTE (jb) OUCH! this word iniquity, means lawlessness, because they were deceived by Satan to accept the Laws of men over the Law of God. They believed the un-pure woman of Scarlet and Purple, the woman of the Apostate Churches, that reject Creation, and the whole, or most of the books of Daniel and Revelation! They are those who fit within….

 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 “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: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

So, we have three distinct groups of people who will be gathered before Christ, when He returns, the Second Time.

#1. the “sheep”… people who were living a life worthy of heaven and didn’t know it:

#2. the “goats”,.. people who had bypassed every opportunity to live a heaven-worthy life and didn’t know it:

#3. those who thought they were living a heaven-worthy life but were not… and did not know it.

NOTE: actually allow me to reduce this to just two groups of people             A: These obey God’s Word and Laws, all 10 of them!                                                                                  B. This group consists of people who obey the words of man over the word of God!

This begs the question: “Is there any WAY NOT to be surprised when Christ comes again?

Yes, actually there is, and it has to do with the character of The One who’s coming back!

 Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

So why is this such a big issue with so many?

 

     John 15:16 “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

 James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Note: Many have not, because they have not asked HIM in prayer.

A BABE IN ARMS.

i have a photograph tucked away in an album that reveals to me a great and wonderful truth about god. The year is 1950, and just a babe in arms, literally. My Mother is holding me tightly in her arms, while standing with my two brothers on a small, bobbing boat at Inchon Harbor, Korea, waiting to be taken to an empty fertilizer ship anchored beyond the breakers. Communist forces are about to enter our home town of Seoul, and we, along with thousands of other missionary woman and children, are being  evacuated to Japan by the United states military. My dad, who took the picture, would, —hopefully… join us there later.

When the order came to leave the country, the very first thing my Mother grabbed was…ME! She could have taken her treasured things, or anything she was fond of. We had a housefull of stuff, all with meaning to her, but she wrapped me in a blanket and headed out the door with the family, and she didn’t look back.  WHY?

At only four months old, I had not said one coherent word to her. I hadn’t done any good deeds, nor remembered her birthday, nor told her or showed her just how special a person she was to me. As a matter of fact, I’d been a very persistent pest— keeping her up at night, spoiling her fun at parties, and even staining her favorite coat. But there I was, held snugly in her arms, totally oblivious to the fact that my young life was in the process of being saved by a beautiful woman with tears in her eyes.

 

Years later, when we’d look at that photograph together, I’d ask, “Mom, what were you thinking at that moment”? she’d always say “I was just so glad to have you and Billy and Bobby safely with me.”

I truly believe that, After a few million years have passed in the earth {made new}, when we pull Jesus aside for a short intimate conversation, His response to that question will be the same! Even Though It was MY sins, that caused His death!

You see the biggest surprise of the second Coming who makes the cut and who doesn’t. It SHALL be that Christ came back at all! Let’s be3 honest, none deserves to be saved, we are all falling far short of the Glory that is God! No not a sinner struggling with unwise choices and or deeply stained past. Not the saint who thinks to have the ability to walk on water.. Nor the unbeliever who shakes his fist at God.No, not the dedicated preacher or teacher trying desperately to model Jesus, at every turn. Not you and not me, no not anyone us!

What saves us on that day— the fact that we are God’s children!

Just before Jesus returns, we, all those then still living, will have been Judged. He’ll look at our records in Heavens Books. Plus look deeply into our hearts, and asking one question: “Are you still Mine?”

The “Sheep” are sheep because the good deeds were done automatically without thinking because of….

  Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Note: We have to want it, desire it, and ask for it, claiming this as a Promise! This makes us as “Sheep” because we are HIS FLOCK!

The “Goats”, have severed their Heavenly Connections, and possible heritage. They’ve untied the golden rope that bound us all to Jesus at Birth, the ONE who is able to carry us all to safety, but we must want this and Him! He gives all a free-will, and HE’ll not ever violate our freedom to choose or to reject Him, ever! Love can NOT be forced, that’s why ISIS will fail, none can force another to love, anyone or anything! Rome tried that for nearly 2,000 years with avial!  With her:  “Believe as I say or die!”  WHY?

All those who believe that good works can assure them a place in God’s Kingdom have totally missed the point. All humans—despite their action or accomplishments— are unsaveable WITHOUT GOD , in their hearts, without that vital connection securely in place there’s no hope for eternal life.

Matthew 7:20-21 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

NOTRE (jb) How or where is The Father’s will expressed?

IN HIS CHARACTER–HIS LAW….

Exodus 20:1-17 . 1. And God spake all these words, saying,   2. I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.   3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.   4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:   5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;    6. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.   7. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.  [   4th ] 8.Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  9. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:   10. 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:   11. 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.   12. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13. Thou shalt not kill.  14.Thou shalt not commit adultery.  15. Thou shalt not steal.  16. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.  17. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Note:   Rome has removed the Second Commandment vss. 3-5. Plus she changed the day of the Sabbath, the LORD’s SABBATH Vss 7-11, and then split the 10th  Vs 17 in two part! Yet only in their Services, and their Catechism books! Of course none are urged to study the Bible, in most churches![ See Daniel 7:25!]

Yet {(jb) I must make note, that God has many of His own “Sheep” in many other folds, Churches, that hear His voice and love Him. There’s not one church that has “Exclusive rights to heaven”! It’s all up to Jesus, to decide, not any man.

 Exodus 20:26 “Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.”

Note: What is this “Our Nakedness”? All those who have not asked, nor accepted Christ’s gift of Salvation, and asked to be Justified by being clothed in Christ’s righteousness, all not so clothed are naked! {SINNERS}

 Isaiah 25:9 “And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Thanking Y O U for your time.  No human, knows what tomorrow may bring, therefore today, is correct time to surrender unto Christ, as He surrendered His life for you!

Questions?  Comments?    John at        www.servant@frontier.co

OR: Visit your Seventh day Adventist Church, any Saturday/Sabbath. 9 to 10 AM. You just may find what you’ve been seeking, Peace of Mind!

Other sites:  www,aftv.org  www.blbn.org   http://www.amazingdiscoveries.org   www3abn.org

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OBSESSIONS ABOUT POSSESSIONS.

What counts is not how much one has,or how little, but how one uses that which one does have. As per Whitney Von Lake Hopler.

My many thanks to the author and to Signs of the Times January 2016 issue.

http://www.signs@pacificpress.com, to order or reorder.

Kelly is always thinking of stuff she doesn’t have. As a Pastor’s wife, Kelly lives on an income that’s far tighter than she’s like. She regularly reminds her husband of what a painful sacrifice it is for her to live on their income, she constantly window-shops for things she’d like to own.

Kelly feels guilty about secretly buying lottery tickets and even more guilty about resenting the members of her congregation who live in large houses filled with more stuff than she has in her small townhouse.

Mike is always thinking about the stuff he has. He worked hard and saved for years to acquire the things he dreamed of owning– a Porsche in his garage a big screen TV in his living room, and an extensive collection of suits in his bedroom. Mike can’t bring himself to get rid of all his stuff, but he frequently worries about whether it’s demanding too much of his time and money.

Mike and his wife both sense a calling to start a family someday, but Mike doesn’t see how he can make the necessary sacrifices./ Then there’s tithing, which Mike knows he should be doing but never does. #When he finds himself feeling bad about it, he takes a ride in his Porsche, which never fails to put him in a better mood.

You may think that you have either too little or too much stuff. But what truly matters is how you use the stuff you have. Here’s five principles for using your stuff as tools to grow closer to Christ.

Note [(jb) Has anyone ever hear ANY possession declare it’s love to the owner? NO? Then possessions are but useful tools, and nothing more, right?

 Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Proverbs 15:6 “In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.”

Note. Even a quick reading of many of the Old Testament’s will show that in Good times people drifted away from God, but in bad times they returned to him, do we not see this in America and Europe today?

1 YOUR STUFF IS NOT A PRIORITY.

Don’t give greater priority–as measured by time and attention– to your stuff, than you do to your relationships, with Jesus Christ, and your family! It, sadly often the case, when one has more possessions, the possession possess the one! It is that VERY reason for this……CONT:

Jeremiah 9:23 “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:”

 Matthew 19:24 “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Note (jb)  In the Christ’s time, most towns of any size, had a defensive wall, and a main gate, that was manned by a guard, however this gate was shut and barred, at sundown, but a smaller gate, just large enough for a unloaded camel to walk through, was called the “NEEDLE GATE”. Thus a rich man, working long hours, would come home, need to unload his camel (s), carry the goods through, the small gate, re-load his camel(s) go home and unload them again, that’s a lot of effort. It takes a great effort to be rich and humble at the same time. I’ ve personally know several millionaires, and to a “Man” none was satisfied, they wanted more wealth!

CONT:   it is often the case, that more possession one has, the more they possess that one!. Buying, maintaining, insuring, fixing, cleaning and storing all one’s stuff can eat up a considerable amount of both time and money. Does anyone really need an Oriental Rug, upon which only sock feet dare to walk upon? Or a price-less work of art, Your insurance company insists you  keep in a vault? Does your car (S) REALLY need a hand wax job each week?

I wonder, just how many of us [(jb) who call self a Christian] spend much more time taking care of our STUFF, than we in Bible reading/Study/Prayer time with our family? Yet sadly, if we ask most of these people so far describes, “Do you think of self as saved and ready for Heaven”/ They’d answer YES!  I wonder IF Jesus would agree?

If the former is taking up most of your “FREE_TIME” may I suggest a change in your priorities?  Here’s why…..

Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.”

2. Your attitude towards stuff should bless others.

Sometimes I find myself falling into the traps of ingratitude and miserliness. I can sanctimoniously congratulate myself on not wanting or owning a lot of stuff and still end up sinning.

One time a family member wanted to give my young daughter a present that cost more than I thought it should. She wanted to express her love for my daughter by being generous, but I responded to her offer with callous criticism for wanting to spend too much money on a toy.  An other time I had several bags of  baby clothes, a friend could have used, but I sold them instead, so I could have more money!

While there’s nothing wrong with pursuing stuff, or getting rid of stuff you have, but God should rule you r actions……

  Acts 2:45 “And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.”

You see, they knew that all these things were merely tools to express Christ’s love and grow us closer to Him, by our giving away, stuff we seldom, if ever use! [NOTE(JB) if we can only wear on pants at a time do we really need 20 pairs? One on, one at the cleaners and one in the closet, is that not satisfactory?  How much is enough?]

3. Your stuff should foster enriching experiences.

Manage wisely whatever God chooses to give to you. [Note(jb) He owns it all, as HE created it all, including all the raw materials man uses to fabricate anything]  Stuff, in and of itself, is not inherently evil nor bad, as some of it may help us appreciate and draw closer to Him. If you can feel closer to God in His forests, then by all means own a tent, and camp out!

When Jesus attended the wedding in Cana, He chose to preform His first public miracle of changing water into GRAPE JUICE ….

note: (jb) yES THE tEXT’S ALL SAY WINE but in the Hebrew and Aramaic tongues , there’s no word for grape juice, thus its YAYIN or wine but as Christ is The Word {John 1:1-3,14} …look…..

 Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

Fermentation  makes grape juice into an alcoholic drink, this action actually based upon the rotting action of the grapes, just as ALL cheeses are also made by this process of controlled rotting! Ask any northern climate farmer with an apple tree, if he’s ever seen his chickens or any birds eat the frozen fallen apples, and then got so drunk they could not walk nor fly?   That’s the rotten apples’ turned into a hard cider! So Jesus would not have made fermented Grape Juice we call Wine!

Jesus knew that his grape juice was an important part in that culture and that running out would not enhance the fellowship of the wedding guests. By the way the amount works out to…

John 2:6 And <de> there were <en> set <keimai> there <ekei> six <hex> water pots of stone , after the manner of the purifying of the Jews , containing two or three firkins apiece .

Note: water pots are FIRKINS (Gr. Metretes) about 30.0-Liter or about 10 gallons each, for 6×10= 60 gallons of “WINE”?????  When Christ caused his servant in Proverbs to write that which is written?????  Let’s not be intellectually dishonest shall we? After all it’s brains that separate us from animals, perhaps that’s why so many of us act as animals?

4.  Your stuff should honor Christ.

 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

Note: The above verse should be the focus for all other verses…such as….

1 Corinthians 10:23 “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.”

I know of no law either from God or man, that forbids me to kiss a rattle snake, but doing so will not edify me , or God, right?

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ”  So getting drunk or high, or over-eating, how do these actions,  give Glory to God?

Thus all your “STUFF” the porn movies/ tapes you have, or the gore-filled moves you watch and play, how can they bring Glory and honor to God? Do the TV shows you watch,  reflect the Bible Principles, of Love God with all of your heart/mind and soul/ and to love all others as YOU want to be loved?

If the shows you watch and the games you play do not honor God, is it best to give them up, Yes or NO?

5. Your stuff shouldn’t make you unhappy.

Kelly and Mike learned that stuff can rob us of contentment  God wants for us.

 Philippians 4:12 “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”

NOTE: [(JB) abased means down and out, and in  need of much, and abound is the opposite.

Many seem to operate on this old swaying: “He who has the most toys…wins”  But I’ve never seen a U-haul truck follow a Hurst to the grave sites have YOU?

So what’s the secret?  A living and close relationship with your Savior Jesus Christ, and contented mind! Because one day, we will all pass away, leaving our stuff behind, and if we have not reconciled with Jesus, then we have death eternal as opposed to Life ETERNAL!

And guess what?  Where we finish is only up to us, and the choices we make! Choose Christ and live!

Thanking YOU for your time

Questions?  Comments?  John  at: http://www.servant@frontier.com

OR: Visit your Seventh day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10- AM. You just may be pleasantly surprised, at what you learn.

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16 WAYS, to be a Family Peacemaker.

While it would be terrific to avoid all conflict, Tammy Darling suggests that it’s an opportunity for growth….provided we handle the conflict appropriately.

[Note :(jb) If there’s never a family conflict, it means only two things: 1 every one is totally filled with the Holy Spirit or…2. Nobody cares one whit, about the others, and each is living life fully apart from all others. However my many thanks to Tammy Darling and to Signs of the Times magazine Jan.2016 issue. {all bible’s verses are from the King James Revised]

Every relationship involves an occasional conflict, and even more so within families due to the amount of time spent together under one roof. When sinful people ( that’s all of us) are in such close quarters, there will a rubbing against each other that at times flares up into conflict. But this friction needs not to have escalated and damage our relationships.

I’ve come to see family as God’s way of refining us. While that,may sound harsh, it’s actually a good thing. God uses our families to help us grow and mature into His image That Rubbing?

Note: (jb) Well, think of it as a polishing of a course stone into a smooth jewel, fit for Christ’s Crown!

Home is the perfect place to apply the Bible to our lives. One very important biblical application for the family is that of being a peacemaker.

Look at what Jesus said in the Beatitudes…..

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

Sharing these 16 methods anyone, adult, or even most teens, can become a family Peacemaker.
# 1. EXAMINE YOUR OWN HEART.

All conflicts begins in our hearts/minds! The choices we make, the thoughts we think, and all the words we say all originate in the heart. The wise man said,

Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”            A regular heart check will help you keep the peace in your family. {no it’s not easy to be honest with self, but with prayers the Holy Spirit shall be your guide, teacher and yes your REBUILDER! A fact the worldly rejects!]

#2. AVOID THE BLAME GAME.

When fingers begin to point, [ remember there’s three pointing, back!]  tempers start to flare. Adam invented the blame game, and Eve perfected it……

Genesis 3:11-13 “And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

NOTE: (jb) Sorry but Satan & Co., can NOT make you do anything YOU do NOT want to do! Thus the old saying…. “The Devil made me do it!” ….will not carry water!

All this does NOT mean we have to keep on doing this devil’s games. To keep the peace, take responsibility for our own action without excuses. When it comes to someone else’s wrongs, let them learn to do the same. [(jb) remember the human “conscience,” is the mechanism the Holy Spirit uses to teach us].Do NOT rat on anyone unless it’s a potentially dangerous situation. Finger-pointing never brought a second’s of time worth of peace.

#3. OFFER FORGIVENESS.

Conflict is quickly resolved when forgiveness is offered immediately and sincerely. [(JB) it’s far better that literally “Biting your tongue,” in regret] A quick “Sorry in passing just will not ring true. The telling why you’re sorry and that you want no further damage to the relationship, is the better way. A true peacemaker is willing to forgive others, just as in and through Christ God The Father forgave us.

Luke 23:34 “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

 Ephesians “4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

#4. DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE.

Conflict within the family is the result of one taking offense at something an other said or did. The determining attitude for each member, each morning is to resolve not to take offense. { In the 7th day Adventist Church we say “DIE TO SELF, daily, that Christ may live within, most fully!  How can one “corpse” take offense? ] If you let nothing bother you, there’s less conflict and more peace at home.

#5. GIVE GRACE.

Let’s face ti… everyone has a bad day, and some of us fight PMS, or a worrisome event at work, kept another from getting their proper sleep, or maybe the cabbage, for supper, did not sit right, a little grace and understanding goes a long way, in keeping the peace.

Luke 6:31 “”   And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

#6. BE RESPECTFUL.

Whether it’s another family member’s personal space or the conversations we have, everyone, from parents to the youngest sibling, deserves to be treated with respect. Disrespect most often comes across in the form of words or looks, but it can include such things as allowing your personal items to clutter the entire house or eating left-overs that your spouse intended to pack for work’s lunch. Being a peacemaker requires respect in all areas at all times.

#7. GIVE THANKS.

This may seem like a strange way to be a family peacemaker, but it’s crucial. Our thanksgiving–or lack of it, will determine whether or not we become Bitter or Better.             As a result of  the family conflict or crises. Notice there’s only one-letter difference between the two words, above in italics. Each one of us ALONE, can determine whether or not a situation will cause me to become bitter, thus eliminating the possibility of becoming a family’s peacemaker. No matter the reason or provocations, there ALWAYS reason to be thankful!

# 8. TAME THE TONE.

Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

Is it not a proven fact, that as voices become louder, our temperature rises? This only adds to the building of flames within. Many times it’s NOT what is said, but HOW it is said, and our body language can also increase our own and other’s tempers. {(JB) I know when I get worked up I tend to increase my volume, and that’s akin to throwing gasoline onto a fire, and I am not really aware of it]

#9. PUT OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS….FIRST.

No one has to teach anyone to put “ME” first, None needs instructions to be selfish, and none needs lessons on “How to TOOT our Own Horn”. due to our fallen natures, we come by all these traits quite naturally. “SELF,” is one of the greatest family problems facing humanity.                                                                                                                   Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

Note: [(JB) these days, it very apparent that far too many parents try to be “Best Buds”, with their own children instead of being PARENTS!. A child of any age, up to “adulthood”, when-ever that beings, wants friends of their own age not Mom and Dad! So set limits of behavior, if you don’t your child will not respect you, and do whatever, say whatever he or she has a mind to,     yet without the knowledge or experiences they need to handle what they’ve gotten themselves into.]

Being a Peacemaker means we will have our priorities in order: Jesus, others, you equals JOY. That sounds peaceful to me!  YOU?

#10 LOVE OTHERS.

Don’t just say, “I love You”, demonstrate it in practical ways. Make a sandwich for your younger members, Put your big brother’s sneaker away, so none will trip over them. Wash the dishes for your wife, or Mom, a few times a week, especially if she has a job outside the home. I promise it will not hurt you nor your Mom’s or Wife’s feelings, in the least!  Look……                                                                                                                      1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

Saying “I love you” is necessary, but true love manifests itself through actions far better, than words alone.

# 1`1. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.

If one is a parent setting a good example is of the utmost importance. [(jb) nobody cares, it seems, yet we all do know this: “Don’t do as I do but do as I say” . Or this one “Monkey see, Monkey do”!  Our children will  almost always, pick up and live out all or most of our bad habits. Smoker’s children are mostly likely to take up the same habit, the same for all other not healthy habits. Thank God not all do so , but far to many do! It takes only one person to become a Peacemaker, that changes all others in the family.

#12  THINK FIRST.

When an issue arises in the home, do YOU respond or react? There’s a huge difference between the two. One will lead to a peaceful solution, while the other will invariably increase the conflict. Consider this: “if your doctor says you responded to your new medication, that’s good, right? But if he says you had a reaction to it, that’s NOT good! To be a peacemaker, always chose to respond.

#13. RUN, DON’T WALK TO GOD.

I’ll be honest…my default setting is to run FROM God when family hardships hit. Maybe I am scared, confused, or just plain angry. [(JB) righteous indignation is best] But the best and safest place to be during a family crises is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. You may not know, nor understand the WHY or the HOW it will all play out, but we can ALL go to Him , in prayer, even silently, with your question, “How do I handle this, or guide my words Father, thus allowing Him to guide you through the storm, with least amount of “hurt” to anyone. None can administer peace, if we don’t have peace, within us, at that time.

#14. ACCEPT CHANGE.

Change is a part of life, but it need not tear families apart. Anger, bitterness, and resentments will only make things worse, for all. We may not always like the changes that come to our families, but we choose, by our words and our actions, whether or not the changes come as blessings in disguise, or not. By learning to accept change, you’ll be able to help other members do the same, thus keeping the peace.

#1`5. TRUST GOD.

One of the hardest things in life we will ever have to do is to learn to trust God. Note: [(JB) it’s easy once we have accepted Him in faith/trust,  as we see the changes HE has made within us, but for those who believe not, it’s hard to put trust into One we can not see, in any fashion but through His Word the Holy Bible. It has the power to change anyone willing!]                                                                                                                     Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Note: This passage, “..which passes all understanding” of the non-believers, is why they call believers, “believers in fairytales “! Because they can NOT understand this.

We lose loved ones, jobs and homes, yet know He’ll not ever leave us, and be there to comfort you. Please read John 14, it’ll answer many questions, of trust.

#16  SEEK HELP.

Sometimes our family problems are just to great for us. a Divorce of son or daughter, the forced move to another state, is never a happy time for a teenager, It’s OK to seek help just look…..

Proverbs 11:14 “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”    NOTE{ if you’ve read John 14, as requested, you know we have a Heavenly counselor available, we need only to ask for a fulfilling of the Holy Spirit, for our Councilor! Or speak to a trusted Pastor, who walks with Jesus. {one who begins with a prayer to seek Heaven guidance, first!]                                                               Conflicts, hardships are really opportunities in disguise. By handling them from the perspective of a peacemaker, we glorify god, Who will then guide you, and become more christlike in the process!

Thanking YOU for your time.

Questions?  Comments? John at http://www.servant@frontier.com

Want/Need more? Visit your Seventh day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM. You just may be pleasantly surprised, at how good God is.

Other sites:  wwwaftv.org    www.blbn.org http://www.amazingdiscoveries.org

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