Thursday, August 25, 2016

A PUFF OF SMOKE by LOREN SEIBOLD-- SIGNS of the TIMES- 6/'16.

My many thanks to both within the title John B.

According to Loren Seibold, even seemingly mundane behaviors, [(jb) can we say habits? YES!] have huge spiritual consequences.

Note: (JB)  It seems it's fashionable, these days, to call any habit, a disease, that can be treated by men and money, right? Well dear reader, can YOU tell me of anyone that voluntarily exposed themselves in order to catch a transmitted disease? However do humans willingly drink an alcoholic beverage, or take that first use of tobacco, or that first hit of illicit drugs or as they call it today "MEDICINE" grass-weed, joint?

Note: Please let's be honest here OK? Most, but not all , who use weed, just want to get high, to use it as a mind-altering drug! The most common excuse? Well everyone uses it, even Md's and lawyers! OK, so If man y people run of a pier in shark infested waters, would that be a reason to join the crowd?  Please let's not all be as--- "Chicken Little" alright!

 We have no choice in our receiving a disease, unlike ALL our habits!  Now to the story!

    NOT FAR---

    From the North Dakota farm where I grew up was a barely-there town: a couple of grain elevators, a Post Office, a bar, and a general store. The store was a brick box, containing creaky floors, old and poorly stocked shelves, a few spotty fruits and vegetables, and a single dairy case. Nonetheless, I liked it, because it had a long counter of candy in front of the cash register, and Mother would let me pick out one dusty item to eat on the way home.  Like many old stores of that era, the storekeeper's office consisted of a balcony along the back of the store, from which he could look down over his or her domain.
    The storekeeper was Earl Smith, a grumpy old cadaver of a man, tall and gaunt, his face a semitransparent membrane of wrinkled parchment over his skull. He never stopped smoking. A camel hung from his lips as he cut your bread or meat, and he made the change and packaged your grocery bags, puffs of smoke would  expel into your face.

   My family strictly apposed smoking, not just because it was not healthy, nor hygienic, but it was interpreted what I heard my parents say, it was "a sin."
   I was but four years old when I decided to reach out to Mr. Smith about his vice. As my Mother shopped, I mounted the steps up to the balcony where he was sitting at his desk going through receipts, a glowing but hanging as ever from the corner of his mouth, I helpfully, but pointedly, informed him that if smoked cigarettes he was going to get sick and die. And when he did , I was quit sure he wouldn't get into heaven, because I happened to know that Jesus hates cigarettes.
   Mr. Smith shouted down to my mother, "Hey, come and get your brat." As my Mom collected me he growled at her that what he smoked was none of any one's business but his, and she should shut her child up.
   My Mother, embarrassed, but when she told my father about it later, it sounded as though she was a little proud too.

THE EVOLUTION OF AN ADDICTION.

  Tobacco is mostly an American story. Columbus's crew saw Native Americans inhaling smoke created by the burning of a large-leafed plant, which seemed to leave them in a state of relaxation, Tobacco-- NICOTIANA TABACUM-- was only used ritually by most Native Americans, for religious or treaty ceremonies and, occasionally, as an ingredient in herbal medicines. It remained for the European importers (Sir Walter Raleigh is generally given credit for popularizing it in Europe) to turn tobacco into a recreational drug. The southeastern part of North America  {note species have been developed to grow as far north in Pontipool,Ontario Canada JB) was ideal for its cultivation, and tobacco soon became a major American export, which required slaves to work the plantations!

NOTE: (JB)  Tobacco's addiction helped provide the need for slave labor, thus the slave trade, then cotton increased this horrific treatment of human beings!  But today we have "SLAVES"--- to addictions of many intoxicating plants and chemical both legal and illicit types of drugs!

   Not everyone welcomed tobacco, King James I of England ( Yes, the sponsor of the King James Bible) wrote a treatise opposing it, calling it a "Custome loathsome to the eye, hateful to the Nose, harmfull to the braine, dangerous to the lings, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless."   Still, it was defended by the physicians of the day who declared it health-improving. Health was an argument used well into the 20th century, when popular magazine advertisements featured cigarette recommendations by celebrity doctors.
     Tobacco turned out to be a difficult foe to oppose. It provided jobs and brought prosperity to the American south. In the mid-nineteenth century, one-third of American Federal taxes came from tobacco, and other governments , around the world taxed it similarly. It was still believed to he healthful by some, and innocuous by most. Cigarettes protruded from the lips of beautiful and handsome celebrities in magazines, movies, and television programs, and became to be regarded as a mark of sophistication! [(JB) only Satan could have pulled that one of on the people!]

     Most important---though this was denied by the tobacco marketers--- nicotine, the active alkaloid in tobacco is highly addictive.--------

NOTE: Nicotine, just enough to fit on the head of a straight pin, used by dressmakers, is more than enough to kill an animal the size of a rabbit or same sized dog! I WAS a smoker for 40+ years, a pack a day habit, until I read---

     1 Corinthians 6:19  "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

----- on my knees I went, after I got rid of all the cigarette paraphernalia, and threw it all way, I then asked God's help in removing this habit from within me. It was three weeks later when I walked in a parking lot, and smelled others smell as i used to, STINK! Thank God, for removing this silly and now very expensive habit. When I began at 15 it cost 25 cents in a machine and now its near $6.00 a pack? Almost all is taxes!

-------   Nicotine, the active alkaloid in tobacco, is highly addictive. Smokers found it difficult to stop smoking, even when they wanted to.  [ JB, I had no problem quitting when I was a smoker, I could quit even several times each day!]

    Tobacco's early opposition came from Christians, church leaders argued that such an addictive habit was incompatible with a life dedicated to God. Seventh-day Adventists author Ellen White condemned it as early as 1848, and by 1861 her colleague J.N. Loughborough would write, "We do not take [into our church] any who uses tobacco... To take in those who are holding on to their sins and wrongs would be to encourage the things we are seeking to remedy."

Note: if we call our church a hospital for the Spiritually sick, how can we deny anyone's entry? Is it not the Job of the Holy Spirit to convict them to better habits? Who are we to Judge, and is that not Christ's job?

 Many religious leaders took up the crusade. The Evangelist Billy Sunday became particularly vociferous opponent of smoking.
    Although doctors in many part of the world saw an increase of disease in smokers, political pressure blocked serious research. {(JB) it's old case of follow the money, Honey!  It talks, everything else, walks! ] A report by the U.S . Surgeon General in 1964 tentatively (and against very strong opposition by the tobacco industry) for the suggested link between smoking and disease, but this theory wasn't allowed to be confirmed for another 20 years. "BIG TOBACCO" as its opponents called it, was ruthless in its promotion, even advertising to children using cartoon characters. The watershed moment for many consumers came in 1994 when, before a congressional subcommittee in the House of representatives, seven tobacco industry executives perjured themselves under oath, stating unequivocally what every tobacco user {should... JB) have known to be a lie: that tobacco was not addictive!

NOTE: If you reject or have not ever know God, YOUR CREATOR, then following the rules of A.A.A. will be of help, but as noted God can remove any and all addiction, if you but ask in faith knowing that He'll honor your request! WHY? He loved YOU so--much--that He willingly died for YOUR SINS, so YOU won't; have to die WITH your sins! He even removed my unconscious,  reaching into my shirt pocket for an other "fix"! ONLY GOD CAN DO SO!

FAITH AND TOBACCO.

     DESPITE DECADES OF DENIAL, THERE IS NOW NO DOUBT THAT TOBACCO DESTROYS HEALTH not only of the users, but those within the proximity of the smoke, those ones we love, family members, and including our pets! All are open to cancer's attacks!

   Genesis 1:27  "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

     1 Corinthians 6:19-20  "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

NOTE:  What Price you might have asked?  Well surely most know all the trails that Jesus suffered, the whipe, with 9 strands, each with steel blades and sharped pieces of bone, that ripped flesh from bone, on His back and belly! Then for good measure was nailed to an X style cross, where it took six hours to die! Now IF THIS WAS YOUR CHILD, and you can see this in real time, I ask YOU what's the PRICE?

    Inasmuch as each person's "SELF," is housed in a biological Brain, that's dependent upon a healthy biological body, there seems to be no justification, to do anything that would make either brain or body less serviceable to God, or even to self!-----agree?
    
   Ecclesiastes 7:17  "Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? "

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

   These passages then clearly show, that this topic goes far beyond the mere good health, to become a total Spiritual Issue! Can a Christian whose life is dedicated to God, be enslaved to a conscience altering drug? Though tobacco was not known to the Bible writers, they quite familiar with another drug: alcohol. The Bible unequivocally condemns drunkenness....

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

   Look where Paul places drunks----

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10   "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

   No, nicotine is not as fast acting, as alcohol, but we have been given a comparison in---

     
    Ephesians 5:18  "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;"

    The implication here is simple, we can't serve two masters, but the ONE to who we obey, we serve! No matter the what, or the whom, IF our life contradicts God's ways for us, we serve another god, "Bacus?'

    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."

     Galatians 5:22-25 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

   Fortunately, a addiction can be overcome, with God. He will not tempt you.....

     1 Corinthians 10:13  "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

     WHY, let a selfish habit destroy, family, friends, jobs, in addition to having IT.... stand between YOU and the full EXPERIENCE of knowing  God's love?

Thanking YOU for your time. Questions?  Comments?  John at servant@frontier.com

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

THE ULTIMATE IDENTITY THEFT. E. DICKERSON- Times of the signs 6/2016.

   My humble thanks to both the author and this magazine. John B

    THE PHONE RANG,

   As I was pulling out of my daughter's driveway in Iowa. "Did you use your debit card at the Food Lion store in Asheville, North Carolina, earlier this afternoon?"
    I informed the voice on the other end of the line that I've never been to Asheville, North Carolina. She replied that my debit card was being suspended, that these purchases would not a charge to my account, and that a new debit card would be issues soon. That wasn't the first time I'd received such a call, and it may not be the last!
    Perhaps you've has the same experience---someone gaining possession of your credit or debit card information and attempting to use it. It's called "Identity Theft",. You'd think that, in this digital age, with all the hi-tech gizmo's and methods we have to verifying identity, it would be very difficult--even impossible -- for someone to steal your identity. I mean, look at the sophisticated ways we have of determining identity.
We've been using fingerprinting data for about 150 years. DNA is commonly used to identify people these days and now machines can do palm prints, even eye retinal scans.
     It seems like identity theft would have been easier in the past when there was no photo IDs, telephones, or even a telegraph. Back then people might have traveled with a letter of credit, or even of an introduction. Still considering travel modes, it did not take a great journey for anyone, to be in a area within which not person would have known him.Plus one that has been gone a long time, returning may find that few even recognize him!
    Story tellers aft use mistaken or actual identity theft, as Shakespeare oft used in his stage plays, as well as Alexander Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask," about a French King's twin, and Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper" and the lesser known "Puddin' Head Wilson" all used I.D theft.
   Ironically, it's greatly due to our DIGITAL AGE  that makes identity theft so much easier. Many of us do our banking, and purchasing and even paying our bill over the Internet!.This is where all our information regarding our total identity is transformed into nothing more than a set of Ones ans Zeros, either inside telephone, Fiber-optic or the ether, via transmitted signals.
   Then these Ones and Zeros are verified not by any human, but simply via a series of computer algorithms.If, then the wrong people get a hold of my digital information, and uses it, the algorithms at the other end have no way of knowing that this new information coming in is NOT from me!

WHERE DOES, OR CAN, ALL THIS BRING US?

   This leads to a whole range of opportunities for the thieves, who are unscrupulous, at best. 

NOTE: (JB) Ive had my hard drive encrypted, and for a price they give me the code to unscramble all my information, of 100's of Bible lesson.  I just just hit delete! Not going to reward crime, with payment! Besides do so once, they';; just come back again and again!

     Sadly it is NOT just IDs they steal, but Rod Douglas, a ID theft and scam expert, says, they can take such things as "cell and land line services, cable and satellite TV services, Power , Gas and electrical services, Internet payments intercepted, for health Insurance, car insurance and the like, not to mention home and all mortgage payments rental housing, all payments we make for all our purchases! They can even use your ID to gain employment, and even to deceive the police when {they're} arrested, and set free!
   In point of fact, money maybe the least of our worries, of those victimized by ID theft. Christine DiGangi, an editor for Credit.com, said, "While most theft victims don't personally lose money, thieves can leave a trail of poor financial behavior under a victim's name, translating into negative accounts on credit reports and lower credit scores. Victims whose personal information was misused are more likely to experience negative accounts on credit reports because of ID theft than those whose existing account information is stolen." 

    Identity Thieves, don't just want your money, they want to be YOU! To exercise power over you, and all that you own! Yet, when we stop to think about it, the ULTIMATE IDENTITY THEFT would be to steal the identity of God!

STEALING GOD'S IDENTITY.

     The Holy Bible speaks to just that type of crime----

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

NOTE:(JB) many a person, believes that Satan the devil, is not real but a myth to scare people into churches! Yet they ignore the pure evil men do because of him, plus he has powers far beyond ours, yet any and all so-called 'Natural Disasters" are God's will many say, but it's all belongs to Satan, who God uses to wake us all up from our stupors! 

    Revelation 12:7-9  "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

NOTE: I use this passage whenever I teach about the fall of man, when sin entered into this world! At that time I firmly believe that The Father/God/Creator, put this world in quarantine, to prevent the spread of sin to other worlds of His creation, and have them turn out as earth did! Read Matthew 24, Mark 13, and, Luke 21, and look at all the natural upheavals coming to us at unprecedented rates, and THINK!

   Having lost in Heaven and all the other worlds he won over Adam and Eve, who rebelled against God wish, sinned and thus lost their immorality..[ "Thou shalt surely die..." Genesis 2:17]

  It was at that point Lucifer, now known as SATAN [Hebrew for opposes] began to reap what he coveted, worship: in the guise of false gods. When the times drew near for Jesus to come to earth, Lucifer/Satan inspired numerous aspiring people to falsely claim that were the Messiah. It was his purpose to steal the Identity of God's Son and thereby continue to sow confusion and discredit Him, even to this very day!

     Matthew 4:1-9  "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.  Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."

NOTE: Other than the full GODHEAD, all others, are CREATED BEINGS, by the will of the Father, so just how big an ego does Satan have?  Big enough, to draw many to his side as we can see------

    Revelation 13:2-3  "And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast."

NOTE: A study of Daniel up to chapter 7 will show:  A. a beast power, is a earthly kingdom that puts church and state as one! B. The dragon is primarily Satan, but is also the Bible's name for Pagan Rome, as that great and terrible beast, the two only powers not named by Daniel. Those who know history will know that the Popes of Romes do and have sat, on the thrones of the Caesars! This also God caused to be written---"...and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat.. and great authority"   
    If you deny this, ask self why, 96% of all Christians obey Rome's call for Sun-Day worships, in place of the Bible's Sabbaths?

       Mark 2:27 " And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:"

NOTE: To all who hold that the Seventh day Sabbath was ONLY for the Jews, do YOU see the word JEW in read above?

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

QUESTION: "How did mankind arrive at a seven (7) day week, why not 10, and have a 3 week month system? [They tried, in both Russia and France}

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

This is earth's "Birth Certificate"! Plus a God-given weekly memorial to His Creative actions, because He knew that the silly notions of Evolution would soon come from Satan's mind into the minds of many! The time frames of our day, months and year are all set by the rotations of earth, moon around the sun, so the week came from???? GOD!

   Satan failed of course, in both Heaven and in his attempt to temp Jesus, as well as to kill Him by ordering his army to kill all males under two in Bethlehem and area around it!

     Jeremiah 31:15  "Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not."
      Matthew 2:16-17  "Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,"

Note: Can YOU now see the why the God's Word is tomorrow's  news today? Rehel is Rachael.

   But Satan did not stop there, as you read and learned in Revelation 13:2, he's not above changing the hearts of people as he has done in----

     2 Thessalonians 2:1-5  "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?"

CATHOLIC NATIONAL, JULY 1895:  "THE POPE IS NOT ONLY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF JESUS CHRIST, BUT HE IS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF, HIDDEN UNDER VEIL OF FLESH." 
Who was this Pope this monthly new letter was speaking about? Pope Leo XIII who said this in his ENCYCLICAL LETTER of June 20, 1984---- "WE HOLD UPON THIS EARTH THE PLACE OF GOD ALMIGHTY."

NOTE: Rome has many, Jesus loving people, who shall enter into the kingdom, God's eternal Kingdom. but their leadership members?????? That's for God to decide! Remember ONLY GOD can forgive our sins, no priest is able, beyond sins by others to his own person!

   So, how would one go about trying to steal the identity of Jesus Christ?--- always go to the Word of God...
    
     Matthew 24:23-28  "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."

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

Note: HIS REWARD shall be with Him, thus all HIS OWN shall be resurrected and changed into immortals, and all who reject Him shall perish! Hence the eagles who will feast upon their flesh
   Now claiming to be Jesus is easy, as He's been pictured in so many differing ways, BUT what if this imitation also preforms miracles of healing the sick?......

    Revelation 13:13-14  "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."

Note: Calling down fire from above, would that not grab attention? Plus if they were kind, soft spoken and walk upon the after how many would think this is the true and real Jesus?  Only those who know not the Holy Bible!-----

    2 Thessalonians 2:8-9  "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,"

Note: Satan, is the first supernatural being we shall see in his body, taking on the appearance of Christ, and claiming to be Him! BUT he is the "INSTEAD OF CHRIST" THE ANTICHRIST. 

    2 Corinthians 11:14  "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
NOTE: It is Satan that produces all those Mary sightings, as well as the wounds of the people, imitating Jesus' wounds, plus all those bleeding carvings, issuing either blood or olive oil!   Yes he can fool even----

Matthew 24:23-27  "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

Note: How can men read into that passage anything remotely the  meaning of a "Secret Rapture?" Many a man has made a fortune writing about this stuff! BUT-----

   Matthew 16:26  "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

QUESTION: "What do anti-counterfeiters study, the real of the fake bills? They study the real ONES! Just as we must study the real Jesus so we can recognize the the counterfeit one portrayed by Satan!  And we have but one book to study Him from the Holy Bible! So get to know Him personally via the word and prayers and you'll not be fooled by an imitation!
Prayer is talking to and with a FRIEND!

Thank YOU for your time. Questions?  Comments? John at servant@frontier.com

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WM. MILLER"S, " RULES OF BIBLE INTERPRETATION"

My many thanks to "Lest We Forget" a Adventist historical newsletter PO.Box 383 Loma Linda, CA 92354 and  the Heartland Institute.  JB

   The mid-1800's was a time of great religious awakening in the United States. During this period, three vital truths were discovered anew, resulting in a mighty spiritual revival. These truths dealt with the following subjects:
1. Bible Study. The Bible can be read and understood by ordinary people.
2. Prophetic Interpretation Bible prophecies can be understood using the day-for-a-year principle.
3. Second Advent Message, Jesus will return to redeem His faithful followers.

WITH THESE THREE GUIDELINES IN FOCUS COMES HIS 12 POINTS TO FOLLOW:

NOTE: Please know that I have used ONLY the KJV Bible as all , but a few others, suffer from the Traditions of men! They have greatly removed Christ's role, and have changed meanings beyond recognition
EXAMPLE: Ephesians 5:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:14, Hebrews 6:12 the word, " FOLLOWER".HAS BEEN CHANGED, IN THE new KING JAMES AS IT IS IN THE N. I. V. { not inspired version) "IMITATOR"!  Now many may say minor detail,  but if one is a follower of Jesus Christ, then why be an imitator of Him, in place of a follower?  The "NEW K. James, in Hebrews 9:12 "The holy place, is changed to "The Most Holy Place, an impossible translation error, from the Greek "TA HAGIA" is the Tabernacle's FIRST apartment, where the Priest interned into daily, but the SECOND, the MOST HOLY is  "HAGIA HAGION" and this was entered ONLY once a year on the Day of Atonement! Jesus entered that Section only in 1848" {Study Daniel 7 +.)The Popes think they are God, on earth, that's imitations!  We are to follow Him not be His leaders. (JB).


1.      2 Timothy 3:15-17  "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

All scripture is necessary, and may be understood by diligent application and study. Please note (jb) there's a huge difference between reading and studying! Unless, of course God has blessed you with perfect memory recall!

2.    Nothing revealed in the Scripture will be hid from those who ask in faith, not wavering.
     Deuteronomy 29:29  "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."    Matthew 21:22; James 1:5-6.

3. To understand Scripture, bring all the Scriptures together on the subject you wish to know. Precept upon precept.
    Isaiah 28:9-10  "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:" Isaiah 28: 7-29; Luke 24:27,44-45; 2 Peter 1:19-20.
Note: LINE, came from the Hebrew word for cord, thin rope to tie all together in one understanding.

4. Scripture MUST be its own EXPOSITOR ( to prove itself, within itself)  since it is a RULE unto itself.
       1 Corinthians 2:12-16  "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.":

5. God, reveals things to come, by visions, in figures, parables.
     Psalms 78:2  "I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:" Hebrews 9:9-24; Genesis 41:1-32.

6. Figures (numbers) always have figurative meaning, and are used in prophecy to represent future things, times and events.
        Daniel 2:35  "Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth."   [(JB) Nebuchadnezzar's dream The Metal Man.]  Daniel 2:44; 7:8,17. Revelation 17:1,15.

7. Parables are used as comparison to illustrate subjects, and must be explained in the same way as figures, by the subject and Bible.
      Mark 4:13-14  "And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word."  Matthew 13:25-40 [Note tares, is a false wheat, of no use as food for man nor beast.]

8. Figures sometimes have two or more significant applications: as day is used in a figurative sense to represent three different periods of time: 1: indefinite. 2. Definite, a day for a year. 3. Day for a thousand years. Ecclesiastes 7:14; Ezekiel 4:6; 2 Peter 3:8

9. How to know when a word is used figuratively: "If it makes good sense as it stands and does not violate the simple laws of nature, then it must be understood literally; if not, figuratively. Revelation 12:1-2; 17:3-7.

10. To learn the true meaning of figures, trace your figurative word through the Bible {here's a good use of large book IE. Strong's Concordance} and where you do find it explained, put it on your figure, and if it makes good sense you need look no further; if not continue and look again!   WHY?
    Matthew 21:44  "And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder"
NOTE: This stone?  Christ is our Rock., upon which His church is built!  Rev. 12:17 (note the conditions that must exist, how many churches qualify? Very few! Find them by their following the Bible 100%!

11. If every word of prophecy is literally fulfilled, then your history is the true event. But if one word lacks fulfillment, then you must look for another event, or wait its future development. 1 Peter 2:6; Revelation 17:17.

12. The most important rule is that you MUST have faith. We must believe that God will never forfeit His word

I pray some will find this a help, in their journey through His Word  John 1:1-3, 14.

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

Want more? Visit your seventh-day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM, find out just how Jesus loves you.

Other sites: aftv.org; blbn.org amazingdiscoveries.org ; itiswritten.com
jb




Thursday, July 14, 2016

WORSHIP THE CREATOR, NOT HIS CREATION. RUSSELL STANDISH

"Last Generation" Heartland Publications  1992.  My grateful thanks for your fine efforts  John B.


      Revelation 14:6-7  "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."

   Today, we hear "Christians" (?)  accepting the preposterous thought that the Universe commenced from an infinitesimal point of energy vastly smaller than the size of one sub-atomic particle. This point of energy of unimaginable density exploded, they believe, about 15 billion years ago, producing the 100 billion plus galaxies of which we are currently aware of.  That Christians accept the fantasies of scientific minds and reject God's plainest statements is a matter of wonderment!
 
      Genesis 1:1 " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

Either that simple statement is accepted by Y O U , if not are Y O U not calling God a liar? For the simple implicit  in the rejection of Creator ship, is your perception that the Word of God is false!

It matters, greatly, if one accepts the Pope's position, that the Creation account in the Holy Bible is to be taken as an allegory, providing we accept that God began all life! It is as if they have not ever read this-----

     John 17:17  "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
 
      Titus 1:2 " In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"

Note (jb) Is this the reason for this passage?--------

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

   Note: Have you , Dear Reader, not yet discerned, that God The Father uses only Love and truth, to call you to His side, whereas Satan shall and does, use everything else but not truth and certainly not love, but ever murder----

    John 8:42-45  "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not." [emphasis mine].

     Worship pf God, while denying His Creatorship, is sheer mockery! None bearing such a falsehood in his or her heart can enter into God's kingdom. For it is HE who asks for our worship on the basis that He did make all things!

Note: In view of the above, please know that God The Father IS the very source of all life, thus without Him, all life will cease!
     Yet, today many question the validity of science's ideas of the Big Bang, which so many Christians seem willingly to accept.   [ see the Scientific America, 1990 which stated this is extremely faulty] Look....

Our sun is one million times bigger than our earth
The Biggest star, the Dog Star, is a million +,  bigger that our Sun!
Most stars, in the whole universe are the same size as our sun or millions to times larger!
And ALL that material came from a spec of dense matter?????  All Multi-Billions of them??????

       Psalms 33:6-9  "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."

  Science and scientists, are at a total loss to explain vast areas of human experience in evolutionary terms. A Matter such as the perception of beauty has never been satisfactorily explained by proposed evolutionary mechanisms.. Why, for instance should the colors of flowers be so exquisitely patterned? Why are they not just amorphous blobs of colors, in  messy arrangements? There is but one answer, possible, God in His great love for each of us, painted the flowers to perfection for our enjoyment! Why else are there flowers of great beauty, in places where man, is seldom seen?  But let's take this beauty one step further, "How does evolutionary processes, give us humans a perception and a appreciation of beauty?"
    No evolutionary process could have produced this mental appreciation of beauty!

    How MR MS or MRS Scientist, is it possible, in the evolution process, in view of the "Survival of the Fittest", can we come to have a human conscience, as well as a capacity to love another, and to care for even a stranger? How did this "Evolve"?

  Many Christians, who do not concern themselves with the cosmos and its origins have accepted the evolution of life on this earth, as if God HIMSELF had so declared it, to be so!

NOTE (JB) personally I find it laughable, that so many are so gullible, speaking of which I have an large ocean beachfront Property for sale In Nebraska, cheep! any takers????

NOTE: IF. . .if. . .we all came from apes, how come we still have apes in trees today?  Well DID, they decide not to evolve, and stayed in the trees, because they wished not to be mistaken for PH.D.'s!  LOL!

    Many such postulate the concept, that the early chapters [(jb) from 1-11] of Genesis are but fables. Others dignify their rejection by calling them Parables. Which ever is used, the consequence is the same: The Bible is viewed as an utterly  unreliable basis for historical fact!..........

Note: Not one Bible fact has been found to be false, bot by History nor by archeology, to date. Remember a fact not yet found is NOT a  proof or error!

............ This situation is worsened wh4en we realize that Genesis is verified throughout the whole Bible and that Jesus Christ Himself upheld the Genesis Account of Creation!
     In the fullest of truths and reality, there's few that really believe in evolution as factual, even among scientists,  All the we have to do, is hold up any object and claim that no human made it, it just evolved, over tens of millions of years!  Would this convince anyone, of the truth of this statement?  I sure hope not!

   Because, if evolution, and millions of years of time can not produce even a simple object as small glass bottle, how could this process possible produce an amoeba, let alone something as complex as an human being? The whole idea is far beyond the bounds of reality, and into the realm of fantasies.

EVOLUTION'S FUNDAMENTAL CORE, WE MUST ACCEPT TO BELIEVE IN IT!

1. That life can originate from inanimate elements.  ["dead stuff"]

2. That exquisite order can be formed from the chaos of an explosion.  {Can you set of a bomb in a                      scrapyard and gain a new Cadillac?}

3. That energy can originate from nothing?  [ only God can create something from nothing]

4. Can science create life?   [ not using cloning or washing away all but the                                             "PROTEIN SCAFFOLD", and then injecting the donor's own cells within a "BIO REACTOR", AND THEN "grow" REPLACEMENT PARTS! ]      That's not CREATING a new life, but a fancy form of cloning!

None of these four premises has ever been verified by scientific observation or experimentation's, { yet many have tried for years} Science, as it was during the 15-16th Centuries, thought that life just spontaneously occurred. They had noted, a dead animal, became infested with maggots, but today we know they are but the hatched eggs of flies! Thus life, after Creation, has always begat life, kind after its kind!
    Today we know and state, as a LAW of Thermodynamics that without the use or input of further energy7 all order in the Universe inevitably progresses to disorder.  The above 3rd premise is totally absurd, Energy, MUST have a Created Source, and what source has science found in space, that keeps things in their rotational order? Gravity is a pulling power only, thus stopping rotational spin, so why does earth still spin on its axis after their so-called 4.5 Billions of years, of earth's existence?

   Sadly many a "Christian" often ignores the plain truth, in order to honor science, ignoring the clear testimony of Scripture and even common sense!  Rather , they believe that which no one has ever demonstrated, and call it scientific fact! They forget that these theories of the origin of the world were totally designed by atheists seeking to blot out God, from their own minds!

NOTE: (JB) no doubt that Satan planted these seeds in their minds in the first place!

     Not surprisingly, the Bible, millennia before such scientific "Dribble", exploded on the scene, , God's Word explained the facts perfectly and these facts FIT with what is now KNOWN AS:

WHAT THE WORD HAS TOLD US ALL:

1. God has always lived from eternity, and IS THE source of all life..

     Colossians 1:16-17 " For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

NOTE: the Greek word used for consist is actually SUNISTAO  meaning: to set together, to exhibit, , to introduce. Now look at the night sky and tell yourself---- "Yes, all that came from a chaotic explosion!"

    Micah 5:2 " But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting"

NOTE:  Berth = house, Lehem = Bread,  Ephratah = basket, A House of the bread basket,  and Christ is the "Bread"!  There are no accidents in God's Word! Nor co-incidents either!  Thus life has always existed within The Father-God!   LOOK---

      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: Please read ONLY what's there, NOT what others say is there, our soul is NOT and extra feature, nor a "add-on", all life that moves by it's own power and breathes is LIVING SOUL, yes even a slug is a living soul while it's living!
Man's Creation =  dust + Breath of Life {God's Spirit}
Man's death = dust - breath of Life!    We do not live while sleeping in the grave, nor does our "soul" to go heaven or hell, which does not YET exist!

      LOOK AT WHAT GOD SAID HAPPENS AT OUR DEATH:
   
      Ecclesiastes 12:6-7  "Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
Note: Spirit, Breath of Life are used interchangeably!
    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."
      Genesis 3:19 " In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
      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: ads none have come back from the grave, it's best we take God's word for these facts, agree?

2.  God set all things in place:
     He IS the only source of all natural laws, science has only discovered them, no part in their creation agree?
     Isaiah 45:12 " I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded."

NOTE:  Isaiah ministered over 40 years (740- 697 B.C)   So a QUESTION: Unless God told Isaiah the fact, that He outstretched the Heavens, science knew nothing of this fact until Mr. Hubble saw this from Mt. Palomar Telescope , in the late 1920's! The expanding Universe! 

3. God is omnipotent-- all powerful. All energy is derived from Him......  Revelation 19:6  "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."

    Therefore, energy DID NOT explode, from nothing. our innately all-powerful God is the Living source of all energy and life, in the Universe. The revelation of Scripture concerning our omnipotent God accords perfectly with the precise scientific data. since the Bible was written in an era of folklore, wh4en much of the literature was sheer fantasy, only an all-knowing God could have inspired such detailed and accurate account of our world's beginnings. 

    Today, and even from Genesis, God call each one of us, to worship Him with sincerity.This we surely can not do while we deny His Creator ship, now can we? By the same token, none can worship in Spirit and in TRUTH, if we disregard the DAY HE has specifically set aside as a Memorial of His Creative acts, ONLY The True Sabbath, the Seventh day, Sabbath fulfills God's 4th COmmandment {It's the 3rd on Catholic Catechism, as they removed the 2ND!}as it is found in Exodus 20.

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

NOTE:   QUESTION: Where did we get the 7 day week from? We know:

The Year;  Earth's annual rotation around the sun, right?
The Month:  The Moon's 29 + days rotation, around this earth, agree?
The Day:  is our earth's rotation upon its axis, yes?
The SEVEN DAY WEEK, came to us from God The Father Himself in the form of the Genesis passage, above, and Exodus 20: 8-11

Sadly few there be, that even read, let alone STUDY The Holy Bible, and all who do not shall be deceivable by Satan's and man's deceptions because they know not the real truth from the counterfeits of satan and men!

    Look at God's LAST Warning:
 
     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:"

The Father wants ALL His children, whom He loves greatly, to obey His Laws out of love for Him. He will even supply both the strength and to endure one's fellow man's hatreds, and discouragements!

I hope and pray,  that Y O U DEAR READER, will be silent long enough to hear His soft voice, calling YOU to His side, to share with Him all eternity!
WHY?
He has a special spot set aside for each one of His children, to be part of His family, in love and truth!

Remember, at death we return to the earth over time, as dust we began, and----

     Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."

To believe otherwise is to remain under Satan's deceptions and counterfeit truth!

Note: Never, ever, take the words of man, nor men, for the Word of God, no not even this man, learn it for self, as you, and you alone, shall be held to account for your actions, words and thoughts!

Thanking Y O U for your time, and my hope to see Y O U in Heaven--- 3rd Sabbath under the right side of the Tree, at 3 PM! C.U There?

Questions?   Comments?  John at servant@frontier.com

Other sites:  aftv.org--- blbn.org--- aqmazingdiscoveries.org--- itiswritten.com

Visit your local Seventh-day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath, 9-10 AM. You will find Jesus gives us all a peace of mind the world can only wonder about!

jb.


  

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

GMO'S Genetically Modified Foods. Philip Sizemore/ ADTV's Faith on the Line.

Many thanks go to both Mr. Sizemore and www.Amazingdiscoveries.org, for this magazine.  J.B.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS--GMO'S.

  Have become a hot topic, {jb GMO's are banned by many nations}for many people seeking to eat the right foods and thereby live a healthy lifestyle.

NOTE: Who needs GMO tomatoes that have been genetically modified, thus a brand new species, because somebody thought it would be a good and profitable idea to mix Antarctic fish, genes into a tomato's gene, shot into it by a gun, in their quest to achieve a hardier tomato plant to withstand much colder temperatures! I mean we are either in a "Getting Hotter" climate change, or we are not, agree?  Besides who needs corn, Soy Beans, and most other large grown foods, that have been GMO'd to be with a "BUILT IN" Weed killer and Insecticides, that science has shown will enter YOUR system, and mix with your DNA??
Look, Monsanto, has succeeded in "Buying OFF" , Congress to the point where they passed laws allowing Monsanto to PATENT their seeds, which are "KILLER SEEDS", they can't be harvested for next years crop, thus forcing farmers to buy seeds, for each planting,  from guess who? MONSANTO! Bet you still think we are in the Land of the free right?

    Revelation 6:6-8  "And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."

NOTE: Power was given to whom? The Beast Power, the power that did and shall again put Church and State together under one person, the Pontiffs! Remember this....

     Revelation 13:17  "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

NOTE: Granted you may have just said, "There he goes again, with his Bible verses! However, please know, that over 95% of all Bible Prophecy has come to pass, as written, and on time, so what gives YOU the idea, that the rest will not come to pass as well? The thoughts and ideas of men?

Back to the article:

     There's a lot of information coming to light and many warnings about the dangers of modifying the genetics of our food supply.. Personally, as I try to keep up with all the new health information and try to eat what is good and stay away from what is not, it seems like we will have to come the place where we will have to quit eating, in order to stay alive!
    I actually had someone see me eating a "Haystack" a Taco Salad, with corn chips at "Potluck" at church, and received a lecture on just how dangerous my meal was because of the corm chips made with GMO corn! I fondly remember the good old days when you were only a heretic for eating pork!

     Isaiah 66:17  "They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD"

Note: Many foods that many eat, are called unclean by God, who created these to be His sanitation department, as pigs, rodents, scavengers and all life forms that kill to eat, on land, and must have scales and fins for marine life, thus no crab, shrimp nor clam, nor, ugly-pusses {Octopus]   WHY?

      1 Corinthians 6:20 " For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

NOTE: Christ purchased us all from Satan, with His life and His blood!

     1 Corinthians 6:19  "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

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

I agree that our bodies belong to God, our Creator, and we should do all we can to live as healthy as we can, but in the end we are all terminal. {(JB) none gits out of live, alive] our only hope then, is Jesus Christ's return to take us out of this world to be with Him and The Father, forever......

NOTE: Only Christ's own faithful will leave this earth as living and glorified,beings, all the rest, NEVER leave earth, period!  Cause the Bible tells us so!

------ The use of GMO's is taken by many as yet another of the many signs that this old earth cannot sustain human life, nor continue as it is! What bothers me, and many others, most about GMO's is that if they did not tell us they were modifying the food then we'd never know. After all, doesn't corn still look like corn? What makes the changes all the more dangerous is that the food still looks like food, the same as always. I mean if they inject a pig gene into corn and it grew looking like a pork-chop then we'd know to stay away from it! But corn still looks like corn, but now it has built within, both insect repellent and weed killer. I wonder if Monsanto engineering staff and COE still eat the same old or the NEW Corn?

   However, the GMO's that I am most worried about have nothing to do with our Physical Food Supply, Jesus gave us the example of this in the parable of sower in Luke.

     Luke 8:11 " Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."

    It is this seed's modifications by men, that really concerns me,[(jb) and it should concern you as well, unless Y O U have no problem being deceived and lied to], because  the human "Modifications" of this seed is destroying eternity for 1,000's. In the same way that the corn still looks like corn even AFTER being modified, it still looks the same for many, who know not the REAL SEED, the original Word!

   The Bible gives warning:
    2 Timothy 3:1  "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."

As we read the Holy Bible, the Word of the Creator God, we can say "Of course"! After all, it seems obvious to most, that the closer we come to the "Time of the end", the worse things are going to get.....

     2 Timothy 3:2-4 " For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;"

NOTE: I present to YOU, dear reader, the above connected to the evening news, that mankind is NOT Evolving but actually DEVOLVING into an animal like existence! What's next? Men marrying a goat, or becoming a cannibal? Yes these things Paul also saw in his day, but with this frequency? This total disregard for one's fellow human beings?

    2 Timothy 3:5  "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

NOTE: Pope John Paul II, one of the most admired man on earth, said this: "The Genesis Creation story must be taken as an allegory, because of human science, can't be wrong!"
    Well excuse me, but I am sure that there's one Italian scientist, whom the church called a heretic, for proclaiming that the earth rotated around the sun, and had he not been so well known he'd been killed as a heretic but was given  house arrest for the rest of his days! Science rejected and now accepted? Infallible yet?

  However, it the verses 4-5 that should give anyone pause, as Vs4 has "....lovers of pleasure more that lovers of God"  On other words although they claim to love God, yet they love the worldly pleasures even more! In Vs 5, Paul says "... Having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.."   In other words, there shall be people, who look like, and talking like, Christians, while they deny the Powers of God, that marks the Christ's true followers!

NOTE: The Vatican Powers, tells us that Genesis 1-11 Chapters, are not truth but rather to be taken as an allegory, yet they want us to believe that they fully believe in THE AUTHOR of the Holy Bible? How does that compute?

     Matthew 7:21-23  "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. 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 then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

NOTE: If this is not the most frightful passage, to anyone, then you have already lost all hope, thus as an die-hard evolutionist, born by random chance, live, die, the end! Now wonder teens are committing suicide, why put put up with 30-60 years of life's pains, and then nothing but death, die now, and save all the hurts! Is this PROGRESSIVE THINKING?

   Please know this:  "It's very important for us not to modify the Seeds of Truth, {God's Word} to suit our whims of fancy, only to discover, to late, that we are lost to eternal death!

   The Bible has told us in many locations that the devil, Satan works by lies and deceptions-----

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

  Of course, as with any counterfeit currency, or work of art, is that the beholder, does not know they are being deceived! Just as the Treasury Department people, do not study counterfeit bills, but they know each particle of a real Bill! So, also, must we know the Word of God, or accept Satan's deceptions! It's therefore very important that each not accept the modified Seed of Truth that suits our fancy, or we will be lost!

Look at the warning God gave us about His truths:

     Deuteronomy 4:2  "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you." [repeated in Revelation 22:18-19.]

    Deuteronomy 12:32  "What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it."

     Proverbs 30:5-6  "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar."

NOTE: Can we say to all those who have tampered with His Word, by adding to or taking away from the original, are these spoken of in the next verse????

    John 8:44  "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

   This world is corrupt and dying because of sin and the results of those trying to modify the word of God.
NOTE: There are those to whom this matters greatly, and have taken a word count in the New Testament of The King James Bible of the 1800's and a word count of the NIV translations {Not Inspired Version}  and the difference is startling, they have removed enough total words to equal from Acts 14 to the end of Revelation, they are simply... gone! Including most of the descriptions and positions of and for Jesus Christ.  Can YOU think why?  Ecumenism, the world's man-made religions are comfortable with Mary as a goddess, but shrink from Christ Jesus, in the Vatican efforts to create a worldwide religious stew Pot, they control!

Note: if you think this is sour grapes, or "spitting into the wind, hoping to stay dry, look---

Most Protestant churches teach and believe:
A.  Die and your body goes to the grave but your soul/spirit lives on in either heaven or hell, right? Gen.2:7
B. Most Protestants worship on Sunday, the "Venerable day of the Sun-god! Exodus 20:7-11; Gen2: 1-3
C. Most believe in evolution, and not creation, or a combination of both. Genesis 1-11 chapters.
All three of the above are the back-bone of Roman Catholic teachings.

   Today, as Christians debate issues like creation and woman's ordination we find people trying to change or ignore what The Word of God says, in order to be Politically Correct and or is most convenient,. but  look at the Bible---

     Romans 3:4  "God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."

Note: Let's take this down to the rock-bottom meaning: We must chose, either to accept and believe and then be doers of, The Word of God, or the word of Men! The words of God leads to life Eternal. Sadly the words of men leads to death eternal, so chose YE this day whom Ye shall serve God or Men! It's really that simple!

Thanking You for your time, Questions?  Comments?  John at www.servant@frontier.com

Want more? Visit your Seventh day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath, 9-10 AM, It's Jesus and HE alone that give true peace of mind.

other sites: www.aftv.org  www.blbn.org   wwwamazingdiscoveries.org  all three have streaming video.
J.B.
   


     
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Friday, June 3, 2016

CHRIST'S SERMON on the MOUNT and Last Day Events.


   A Harmony of the Four gospels lists the events in Christ's life, on earth, chronological order. of when the occurred.
     This study used the S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol 5, pp. 1`96- 201, and shows a total of 179, "Gospel Harmony Events", [Gospel Harmony Events] of Christ's life works. We will use only a small amount here.
  Matthew 3 is in chronological order as the fourth chapter, Christ's temptations. But in Matthew 5,6,7, switches the the order of importance for Christ's greatest and longest single sermon, The sermon on the Mount.

   Next are some events in the Life of Christ BEFORE, His Sermon on the Mount:

GHE:21 [ John the Baptist, proclaimed Jesus the Messiah and the Son of God] John 1:25-34  "And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.  This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God."

GHE: 23. [ Christ's first Miracle turing water into Grape Juice] John 2:1-12  "And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water.[ about 120 gallons] And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.  When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days."

GHE:24 [Jesus proved His authority, angering the Priests].   John 2:13-25  "And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man."

GHE: 27. [ Christ's first teaching a non-Jew, the Samaritan" woman at the well, about The Water of Life]     John 4:1-12  When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?"

GHE: 30. John 5:1-14. Christ's FIRST SABBATH healing of a cripple man, He was told, take up thy bed and walk"

GHE:31. John 5:15-18.[ This is the FIRST time the Jews want to kill Jesus  Q:" Did the Angels shield Him from human view?" Jesus never used his powers for His own use and benefit, nor could He, it would have made void his perfect life, and thus die in vain!

GHE: 33. Luke 4:16-30. Christ taught God loves the Gentiles, people angry,  Tried to cast Him over the cliff. [ Q: Did the angels shield Him from human view?"

GHE: 36. Mark 1:21-28. Christ first casting out a devil, This made Him known throughout Galilee.

GHE: 39. Matthew 8:1-4. Christ's healing, His first Leper before a great multitude.

GHE: 40.Mark 2:1-12. Christ's First forgiving of sin Scribes upset thinking Jesus, Blasphemed, as ONLY GOD can forgive sins of men. {They did not accept Him as God, then or now!]

GHE: 42. Mark 2:23-28. Jesus is LORD of the Sabbath, defended disciples of eating grain on the
                Sabbath [they claimed it was harvesting]
GHE: 43. Matthew 12:9-14. Jesus heals on the Sabbath, saying it's OK to do good on the
Sabbath. The Pharisees wanted to kill Him.

GHE: 44.  Mark 3:7-12. Great multitudes followed Jesus, He's very popular with the people!

GHE: 45. Luke 6:12-16.  Jesus chose 12 Disciples, to help Him carry the Word to all nations,

Please note, The other gospels contains the Events Matthew did not record

GHE: 46. Mathew 5,6,7.  carries the Sermon on the Mount.

Here's Ellen G. White's comments on Christ's sermon:     {note (JB)  Yes there 's been much written about this lady, but remember If GOD is for it, Satan's again it, for he is always in direct opposition to the the truth of God! Most who write to deride her have n ever read any of her books! The Steps to Christ, The Great Controversy, and The Desire of Ages, have been widely accepted as three of the Greatest books penned by human being!  As all her works, magnify, and put a tight "spot-light" on the word of God, to help us "STIFF-Necks" to understand it!]

    "When Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, His disciples were gathered close about Him, and the multitude, filled with intense curiosity, also pressed as near as possible. Something more than usual was expected. Eager faces and listening attitudes gave evidence of the deep. The attention of all seemed to be riveted upon the Speaker. His eyes were lighted up with unutterable love, and the heavenly expression upon His countenance gave meaning to every word He uttered. Angels of Heaven were in that listening throng. There, too, was the Adversary of souls---" [see Genesis 2:7 a soul is living breathing being, not a separate added on feature to any living breathing moving life-form]
 

   "----- with his evil angels, prepared to counteract, as far as possible, the influence of the Heavenly Teacher. The truths there uttered have come down through the ages and have been a light amid the general darkness of error.  But in the words He then spoke, many have found them to be that which the soul most needed--- a sure foundation of faith {Trust] and practice.  But in the words spoken by the greatest Teacher the world has ever known, there is no parade of human eloquence. The language is plain, and the thoughts and sentiments are marked with the greatest simplicity. The poor, the unlearned, the most simple-minded, can understand them   The LORD of Heaven was in mercy and kindness, addressing the souls He came to save. He taught them not as one having authority, speaking the words of eternal life."  Testimonies for the church, Vol 5,pp. 253,254.

"OUTLINE OF CHRIST'S SERMON ON THE MOUNT:"
  Please know the Full Godhead, The Biblical Trinity, all work as one towards the saving of sinners.

Matthew 5:1-4 informs us all of the steps we sinners must take to be saved, This process is called JUSTIFICATION, which is instant, and differs from SANCTIFICATION which is a process over time.

     1.   Matthew 5:3 " Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Poor in Spirit.."
         NOTE:  Poor in Spirit,, not proud, but meek, lowly of heart, for THEY shall inherit the earth!
          John 16:7-8 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:"
NOTE:  The "Comforter", "The Spirit of Truth", the "Holy Spirit.", the "Holy Ghost" are all the "HE" and it is He , Who reproves, [convicts] the sinners they are lost.

  2.       Matthew 5:4  "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted"
             
            2 Corinthians 7:9-10  :Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death."

NOTE: Even the urge to repent comes not within us but from God via the Holy Spirit's urging.

3..Matthew 5:5 "Meek"  Sorry no to be confused with weak.

        Acts 5:30-31  "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."

NOTE: They had just finished murdering Jesus, and now they speak these words,to His killers... meek yes! But not weak, agree?

4.   Matt. 5:6. "Hunger after righteousness"  
       John 3:5-7  "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."
  It is the Holy Spirit that reworks our character, over time, and gives us the New Birth of righteousness.

    Christ used the next four verses, [7-11] of blessings, are Living the Christian Life after being saved, { the moment of one's honest acceptance of Jesus as their Personal Savior }
     He used simple words. Sanctification for conviction: "mourn" for contrition; "Meek" for repentance; "hunger- thirst", for our New Birth. The other 105 verses are living the Christian Life. { Something most Church goers do not do, John 14:15 If you love me obey my commandments" So what do they do? break the fourth every Sunday in place of the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath! Obeying men not God Exodus 20:7-11..

  In our daily battle with sin,   Jesus gives Light/Truth... John 1:9-10  "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."

Note: Thus Jesus was/is both GOD and Man!  [John 1:1=3,14] 

     Acts 5:31 " Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."

     1 John 1:9  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

NOTE: please know that our confession must come first!. Repentance means to TURN AWAY FROM, RETURN to God via Jesus!

   Our Heavenly father gives-----  Romans 12:1-2  "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

QUESTION: Can we do this and still have our skin tattooed? Or every possible place a piercing?  Think!

He's given ALL a measure of faith----- 2 Corinthians 7:9-10  "Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death."

     Romans 12:3 " For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." 


Question: "..God has dealt to every man.....      is there anyone left out from this EVERY MAN?

   Godly SORROW: The Holy Spirit gives us conviction of sins..... the New Birth....
     Galatians 5:22-26  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, [patience] gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:[ eat, and drink, only that which is good, in moderation, and leave alone, that which is bad] against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."
Note: "..there is no law.." Sorry the Ten Laws are eternal, but follow the above and you shall NOT be under the LAW"S CONDEMNATIONS, but the LAW remains!

NOTE: However all those who are in the world who do----
      Galatians 5:19-21  "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition's, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

Note Galatians, here Paul left the do's and the don'ts for all people, plain and simply put, agree?

Please note: The righteous traits are instilled into our hearts/minds, via the Holy Spirit. Now also know there are TWO kinds or types of Spirits, the Good from The Father, and the evil from Satan, and it is from Satan that men have received all the things that stand against the word of God. The many greatest lies today?
1. Man has an immortal soul.   [only God has immortality, thus to burn forever, HE must give evil beings eternal life. That is not biblical!  1 Timothy 6:15-16]
2. Die and go to one's reward, the Bible says the dead return to dust Gen.3:19
3. Sun  Day sacredness.  Gen.2:1-3. Exodus 20:7-11.  John 14:15. Q: what day did Christ die?   A: Good Friday.  Q; what day did He Sabbath--REST? From Sundown Friday to sundown Saturday the SEVENTH DAY. Q: What day did He rise up?  A. The First day of the week.  read Daniel 7:25 and 2 Thessalonians 2, for the why!

NOTE: For the fruit of the Holy Spirit read Ephesians chapter 5., these are gifts from The Father.

TO DECEIVE EVEN THE VERY ELECT.

     Matthew 24:24 " For there shall arise false Christs , and false prophets , and shall shew great signs and wonders ; insomuch that , if it were possible , they shall deceive the very elect "..

    Matthew 24:24 "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect"

DUNATOS:[ IF POSSIBLE]  STRONG'S 1415- POWERFUL, CAPABLE, COULD.
PLANAO- [ DECEIVE] 4105 TO ROAM FROM TRUTH-VIRTUE, GO ASTRAY, SEDUCE, TO BE OUT OF THE WAY.
EKLEKTOS; 1586. BY IMPLICATION, FAVORITE, CHOSEN ELECT.  ALL ARE CHOSEN.

SUNDAY SACREDNESS is a man-made law, a Tradition that voids God's Law the The seventh Day Sabbath of Exodus 20.

So how will Satan attempt to deceive, even the very elect?    He shall appear as an ANGEL OF LIGHT.

     2 Corinthians 11:14  "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."

     "His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tone, he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths, which Jesus Christ The Savior uttered..He shall heal the deseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, and shall command ALL to hallow that day which he blessed. He declares that those who insist in keeping the seventh day are blaspheming his name, by refusing to listen to his angles sent to them with light and truth."   from "The Great Controversy" p. 624.  E.G. White.

   It is natural, and very cunning, for Satan to quote Christ's words from the Sermon on the mount. This sermon is popular, even well known, and highly respected by the majority of the world.   Some Scriptures that Satan might use are:

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

NOTE: As Satan's greatest role-playing, that of impersonating Jesus Christ, he can thus appeal and invite, Christians, Jews Muslims even atheists, to become Peace-Makers" right? Yet he is the destroyer of this world, and all that is in it, so why for peace? 
   True, but he needs Scriptures, not miracles, to deceive God's people, into believing he is Jesus! Plus the Seventh Beatitude from Christ's Sermon on the Mount isa beautiful truth to deceive the Saints.

    1 Thessalonians 5:2-6  "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." 

Note: Satan has powers beyond, far beyond us humans, and he will, have all the Nations, to disarm, and have PEACE AND SAFETY, to ATTEMPT,  prove he is Jesus! Then sudden destruction cometh upon all who refuse him!

NOTE 2: Please know the phony one will be all over the news, 24/7 showing of his speeches, while walking upon this earth! Remember, PLEASE he is the first supernatural we see, but the Second ONE The Jesus Christ, will not, shall not ever put His holy feet upon this earth but will hover in the clouds, where the saints shall gather!  2 Thessalonians 2.1-12. 
    
1 Thessalonians 4:17  "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

  Satan, as the great impostor, will use the false teaching men have put forth for 100,s of years, about the 1,000 years, the Millennium, to deceive all that are possible, that all will have a Second chance at redemption's salvation!  
Questions: Did Noah's neighbors receive a second chance? NO! How about Lot's neighbors and his wife? NO! Sodom and 6 other locations were destroyed by fire!
Did Egypt get a second chance for the death of all their first born? NOPE!  This so called 7 years from Rome et al, is from within Daniel overall prophecy, that was split into two equal parts 3.5 years of Jesus' ministry, and then 3.5 years of gospel ministry by the disciples until the the stoning death by the Jews of Stephen, which signaled the end of national salvation for the Jews, it was reduced to the individual to come to Jesus in acceptance as their personal Savior, as with all others!
Humanity has had a life-time, of chances to reconcile themselves to Christ, but most will not bother!

SIGNS OF THE TIMES MAGAZINE JULY 4, 1900: "Much of the preaching of the present day is of a character to lull the people into a spiritual sleep, a stupor, if you will. The doctrine of the millennium is a potion to the sinner who does not desire to cease from their sins."

DESIRE OF THE AGES. P. 633. "Christ does not here bring to view a temporal millennium, a thousand years in which all are to prepare for eternity. He tells us that as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Son of man comes again" E.G. White.

     Luke 17:26  "And as it was in the days of Noe,[Noah] so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
     Luke 17:28  "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;"

Note: To whom should we obey? GOD or Men? Who can save men?

   THE GREAT CONTROVERSY: P. 588,589. "Papists, Protestants, and the worldlings alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see this union as a grand movement for the conversion of the world, and the ushering in the long expected millennium.

NOTE: ever hear of the Ecumenical movement? Where all earths religions are good and truth? Thus all are rushing back to the Mother church, in Rome?

   Revelation 18:7-11  "How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: "

    John 10:27  "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:"

     Revelation 18:1-4  "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  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: Why should this passage be of such great importance?

     Matthew 7:19-23  "Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 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. 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 then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity"

NOTE: INIQUITY means Lawlessness. What LAW?  God's Ten Commandments specifically the the 4th.

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

Note: If this troubles you, look at your calendar, and make note of which day is the seventh Day! Again can man save himself and or YOU?  Please, also make note that Rome removed the 2ND, the one about cared images, and then, split the 10th into two parts! It's all about The traditions of men..----

    ..Mark 7:9  "And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."

Traditions, no matter how old, or from how esteemed the men,.. age---- can NOT turn a lie, of men, into the truth of God!

    Mark 7:13 " Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye."

NOTE Sunday sacredness has been Rome's doctrine since 321 A.D. yet time has not turned this lie into God's truth!
     
  Mark 2:27  "And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: "
NOTE: did YOU read the word JEW in this verse? No it was made for mankind all of mankind! WHY?

    Matthew 12:8 "For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day."

    Isaiah 58:13  "If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, Honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:"

Note: All I can do is to show you HIS WAYS, but His gift to all is our Free-will, to chose or to reject Him, right?, but know this one THING, HE is the LIFE, thus rejecting Him is to reject life! Simple is it not?

   Thus dear reader, the long and the short of it all is this: The Bible is correct, many men are wrong! 
   "ll shall be tested, fore that is the purpose of our life-spans in these flesh bodies! Those who turn from the Holy Bible's truth to fables of Satan and men, can look for no second probation, in point of fact at Christ return they all shall perish!

      Revelation 20:1-6  "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

Note: would reason dictate to Y O U, that referring to the First Resurrection, of the just, there just may be a SECOND resurrection for the unjust at that time? All this during the 1,000 year time span!

     Hebrews 9:27  "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

Note: Men to die but once? BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT! Will they not also be resurrected? How can judgments be given to the dead? Even men will tell their condemned people of the charges against them, most of the time right? God will do no less!

     Revelation 2:11  "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
    
   Matthew 3:10  "And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
    Matthew 13:50  "And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth"
Note: Are the people in the last verse dead or still living? LIVING! Including satan and all his servants, and the false teachers!

     How do we know this is factual? Are Y O U willing to take Christ's own words?

    John 14:1-4  "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. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know."

   Then a 1,000 years pass----

   Revelation 21:1-4  "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

NOTE: does the following verse NOW make more sense?------

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

NOTE Christ DOES NOT return for the SECOND ADVENT, to set up His kingdom on earth, for another 1,000 years, in the which God allows the saints to review all the records, and ask why so and is here, and not so and so!
Satan's lies as inaccurate as Evolution and Climate chance, has been two of the greatest lies in the last 75 years!

Note: Satan is all about the destruction of your chance at eternal life, because he knows he is terminal! And the only way he has to Hurt Jesus, is to kill your chance for eternal life! The one way he has foisted this farce upon the world is by this Second change of the false millennium doctrine, which says, "If we believe, and if I am not saved at Jesus' return, why I'll have a better chance at eternal life when He returns as the world's teacher for the 1,000 years!

     Matthew 24:29 " Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"

    Mark 13:24  "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,"

Note: The timeline? Right after the 7th Trumpet call which is Christ's 2nd advent, Satan will have none to deceive, as all the Just are with Jesus, for the 1,000 years and all the unjust have perished, thus no sun ,nor moon therefore it shall be at 450 degrees below ZERO, but even this doesn't change Satan's mind!


Note:  ALL who read this must know these verses:

    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."

    Matthew 5:17  "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill."

Satan's greatest hate is for God's Law, so why would he speak to it, and about it?. Due to this one word FULFILL!  Satan will speak to it as to mean completed or ended and thereby use Sunday as our day to worship[ him-Satan} 

   However, contrary to the hoped for beliefs of many, Jesus accomplished His mission to end the law and usher in the Kingdom of grace, and love.[ if we obey by God;s Grace and love all the Law, we shall not then be under its condemnations, right?] Satan will no doubt use these words-----

    Matthew 22:36-40  "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"

    Then Satan will add a new Commandment, worship on Sunday.However please know the meaning of the word Fulfill, from the Greek "Pleroo", 4137 to accomplish, to perfect, to fill up to the full!

Thoughts From the mount of Blessings, pp.49-50 E.G White. 
    "Speaking of the law, Jesus said 'I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." He used the very same word "fulfill-Pleroo" in the same sense as when He declared to John the Baptist His purpose to "fulfill all righteousness" [Matthew 3:15] ; that is, to fill up the measure of the law's requirements, to give an example of perfect conformity to the will of God, The Father. His mission was to :Magnify the law, make it honorable." 

      Isaiah 42:21  "The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable."

NOTE: How can we have righteousness, and honor if there is no law as s foundation of actions? Without law there can be no freedom!

Jesus was to show us the Spirit of the Law, not just its words! Thus-----

    Matthew 5:21-22  "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, [ you fool] shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

    Matthew 5:27-28  "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."

Note: in all honesty I have been guilty of this, how about you? He meant to make the Law spiritual in nature, to present its farther reaching principles, and thus make plain its eternal obligations. Christ did all this and fulfilled and established all righteousness, and not end it, at His Baptism. In His sermon on the mount, Jesus fulfilled and Honorers God's Law. He fulfilled the the prophecy of Isaiah 42:21 [above] .
   Yet in the very next sentence must destroy any and all thoughts that He cane to end God's Law as so many, sadly teach, "We are not under the Law but under Grace"  If this is your doctrine, I ask Y O U, is now OK to steal, to lie, to kill and to take another's man's wife? And why NOT?

   Matthew 5:17-18  "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."

Note: a Jot is the very smallest letter of the Greek alphabet with our letter i, Thus NOTHING will be removed from God's Law, ever, period!Title is as, the cross of a "T"

Note Of all the Ten Laws, the first 4 Dictates to whom our worships should be directed to, God!The last 6 show us how we should interact with others in the human race!
Yet the FOURTH LAW is the PI VITAL ONE!  WHY?
Ever see a official document, one that has been Notarized?  What three elements MUST be seen within this seal of Office, even from the president down to your local Office of the Notary?
!. A NAME.-----------------  John Q. Public
2. THE OFFICE HELD          Public Notary
3. THE REGION OF GOVERNANCE.  City of, or county of.....

Well look------

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

NAME:  LORD
OFFICE:  THY GOD
REGION OF GOVERNANCE:   Heaven and earth.  

Yes, It is said by many that this is reading into it more than is there, but you say?

    Matthew 5:41  "And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain."

Note: By Roman law, a soldier, can ask any man to carry his stuff, Jesus said take his load yet another mile.

    The worldly will to secure popularity and patronage, legislators will yield to Sunday laws, to those who demand it, {The Pope is now on record since the Meeting in Paris in 2016 Climate Change, calling for all the world to observe Sunday not only as a worship day, but a for a day of rest for earth! Shades of Mother Earth?]

   "Howe ever all those who revere God as their creator, will not bow to this Sunday worships.On this battle will stand or fall as the last great conflict between truth and error. Today as in the days of Esther and Mordicai, The Lord will vindicate HIS TRUTH and HIS PEOPLE!Matthew 7:21-23  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. 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 then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

     Now, to me this is one of the dire warnings possible----

    Matthew 7:21-23 " 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. 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 then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

Note: inquiry---- MEANS lawlessness, breaking God's Law mainly the 2 and the 4th!

Note: To all who question that Satan can not work miracles, who do YOU think makes all those wispy smoky imagines of Mary all around the world?  Who do you think makes all the carved stone and wood images bleed pure blood or 100% OLIVE oil? Or even paintings? Or all the Stigmatic people, that keep on bleeding in spots, that  Christ bled,? Who indeed but Satan?

My many thanks to Elder Louise Goodgame.

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

Or Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath at 9-10 AM You can find in Jesus the peace of mind so many yearn for.

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

www.whyoneratharetheyspraying.com   aluminum oxides, Barium et all?  look at the increases in Alzheimer's
called ECO-ENGINEERING .CLIMATE CONTROL making snow in Mexico city in July, droughts in California and flooding in Texas????? Please watch and learn truth! Many people think that 3 Billion peoples enough, but we have nearly 7;6 billion now!

John B.

      Romans 1:25  :Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."

Note: Does this not show most of Christendom today! With all their Spiritisms, Occultists, and outright Satanism worship, just look at the flashed signs of so many "Stars" today! Yet look at all that have now passed on, and think if you are still able!
     
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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