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What Good Is Christianity?

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YaHshua Jesus spoke much about the “Kingdom of God”. Every human being in all of the earth is invited to be a part of the “Kingdom of God”.

The most important requirement to be a part of the “Kingdom of God” is to “KNOW” God the Father and God the Son:  John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they may know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent.”

So you see; the kingdom of God is all about a right relationship with Almighty God and the most important benefit of this relationship is eternal life.

Christianity is: the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth; therefore, Christianity and the “Kingdom of God” are one and the same. I must hasten to say, that not everyone who professes to be a Christian is a part of the “Kingdom of God”. A person must have a personal intimate relationship with Christ to be a genuine Christian. Almighty God knows our hearts and He knows if we are truly a Christian and truly a part of His kingdom.

So what good is Christianity or what good is the “Kingdom of God”? Being a part of the “Kingdom of God”, results in eternal life.  John 14:6, “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man goes to the Father except by Me.” Also, Christianity is tasked with spreading the good news of Christ to the secular world, so that they can also know Him and also have eternal life in Him.

Let me share a little more about myself. I am chosen by Almighty God to “proclaim divine truth”. This includes proclaiming these truths both to the secular world and also to the Church. Almighty God has made me an extremely objective person. He has given me the ability to sort through all the stuff and get to His truth. I know, that it is the truth that makes us free. It is what makes the secular world free, if they will only embrace it, and it is what makes the Church free as well. The Church is oftentimes careless in dismissing parts of “The Word”, that we do not like, and this results in a diminishing of the power and effectiveness of the Church. Remember, it is not “part” of the Word that makes us free. We are to love and embrace “all” of the Word. I look forward to the day, that the Church will be ONE.

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Facebook And Zuckerberg Seek To Replace Christian Church?

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Facebook is busy censoring many Christian posts and founder Mark Zuckerberg apparently has voiced his plan to use Facebook to replace the Christian Church in millions of people’s lives. This sounds a little bit like the proclamation, that not even Almighty God could sink the Titanic. Nothing will ever replace the Almighty’s Church: not now not ever!

. . . . The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church. Matthew 16:18

Facebook has a political agenda that is hostile to the “Kingdom of Almighty God”, and Christians need to be aware of it. On its face it seems to be this wonderful way to connect with friends and family, BUT my research has revealed to me a lovey-dovey, so-called anti-hate, one-worldish, globalist, all-mankind-become-one-without-Christ sort of mentality for the future Facebook.

For this reason we Christians would do well to search for different ways to communicate with the people we love. I personally do not respect anything or anyone, who attacks Christianity in any form.

Because Facebook has thumbed its nose at me as a Christian; I hereby place Facebook on my blacklist. I have provided several links below to prove my point. Please research this topic for yourself:

https://nypost.com/2017/06/29/mark-zuckerberg-says-facebook-is-the-new-church/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/facebook-freezes-out-christian-vlogger-for-quoting-bible-about-homosexuality

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/federal-government-authorizes-facebook-twitter-and-youtube-to-censor-anti-islam-speech-lawsuit-filed

Social Cross, a Facebook alternative, seeks to provide Christians with space for free speech

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/facebook-google-social-media-sites-actively-censor-christian-content-study

Facebook has more people than any major religion except Christianity

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God Made Women For Men

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Genesis 2:18, “And YaHVeH God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.”

Genesis 2:21-24, “And YaHVeH God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept.  And He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib YaHVeH God had taken of the man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and he shall cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

This passage in the Book of Genesis is the LAW OF GOD. Because Almighty God spoke it, it is not to be altered by clergy, government, society, etc. It is PERMANENT LAW.

#1 Woman’s God-given purpose is to be with man, so that he will not be alone.

#2 Woman’s God-given purpose is to be man’s helper.

#3 The woman physically exists from the body of the man.

#4 The woman is to be a wife for the man, and this relationship is to supersede the relationship of parent-child.

#5 The man and the woman are one flesh. They make up the most basic building block of society as husband/wife/children, i.e. family.

Feminism is contrary to this design of Almighty God. The Creator was very aware of all that He was creating, and He did it the way that He did it, because that is the way He wanted it to be. The reason feminism is such a curse on society, is because Almighty God will never bless war against His design and purposes.

First Corinthians 11:8 makes this very strong statement, “For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.” Now why would the Almighty say such a thing? the man is not of the woman? He did not say this accidentally. He makes another similar statement in First Timothy 2:13, “For Adam was first formed, then Eve.” And what about the statement in First Timothy 2:14? “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”

Feminism hates these passages. Feminists do not like the FACT, that the Almighty does not view the man and the woman equally. By making the man FIRST, the Almighty was purposefully placing the man ahead of the woman. This is not vague, but clearly born out in the scriptures. The Almighty also makes it clear, that men have certain responsibilities as well, such as, providing for their families; nevertheless, men are the leaders of the marriage and family.

America has twisted the Almighty’s designed order of things. You can expect secular women to resist the Creator’s designs, but how is it that Godly women are also infected by this plague? As a result, the Church itself is troubled just like the world is troubled. There are prominent Church leaders, that explain away statements such as “the husband of one wife”. I am here to tell you plainly, that Almighty God is displeased with this. He does not change. He set these things in order in the beginning and has never repealed them.

It is not because the Almighty loves men more than women. Almighty God placed mankind in charge of the animals, because He wanted men and women to be in charge of the animals. The Almighty placed a male and a female parent in charge of children, because He wanted it to be that way. He placed government over men and women, because He wanted it to be that way. He made employers to be over employees by design. He made men to have authority over women, because He wanted it to be that way.

Who is the pot, that would say to the potter, “Why have you made me this way?” The potter has every right to design his pot any way he so chooses. This does not make men more valuable than women; quite to the contrary, it merely reveals the Almighty’s design. The Church will continue to suffer confusion as long as feminists usurp the God-given role of man and America will continue to suffer unnecessarily as long as women usurp men’s roles, that were never ever intended for women. YES, YOU HEARD ME CORRECTLY, the Church and America will continue to SUFFER UNNECESSARILY for as long as feminists confuse and usurp the Creator’s natural order of things.

The Almighty’s words are law, and anything to the contrary is unlawful and will not stand in the judgment.

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Real Men Do Not Let Women Emasculate Them

Image result for images chivalryDo not read this post if you cannot handle the truth! Extreme feminism is a scourge on the USA. It is one of our top-five enemies and is still wreaking havoc far and wide. You can expect the secular world to wallow in the mire, but the Christian World should know better. Extreme feminism has become such a problem in the USA, that it has even infected the Christian Church. Preachers fearing a backlash from feminists, tickle women’s ears with half the truth, while being too frightened to share the rest of the truth.

Where did the notion of men being the leaders come from? Almighty God! In essence, extreme feminists accuse Almighty God of male-chauvinism, because He made men to be the head of the marriage and the family. Dare we open the pages of the Holy Bible to shed light on this subject? If we are REAL Christians, then we are obligated to search out the truth on all matters. In the very first three chapters of the Holy Bible, we begin to see the answer.

Genesis 2:18, “YaHVeH God said: it is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a help mate for him.”

Read all of chapter two. Almighty God made the man first. Because it was not good for Adam to be alone, the Creator opened Adam’s side, took out one of his ribs, and from Adam’s own body made Adam a mate to help Adam. Read it again and again. Eve was made from Adam for Adam. Woman’s earthly purpose is to be with man and to help man. Of course, a woman should love Almighty God above all; and yet, she was created for the purpose of being with man and to help man.

This does not mean, that women should not be able to make any choices for themselves. This does not mean, that women have no rights. This does not mean, that women are inferior. I am just stating for the record, what Almighty God requires of women.

Women are awesome creatures. They are equal in value to men. The role that Almighty God gave to women is absolutely necessary. The Creator gave women this role, because He wanted them to have it, and He does not want any man acting like a woman or becoming like a woman. Also, the woman is the weaker vessel, because the Almighty made them weaker. (First Peter 3:7) The reason you do not see women competing in weight-lifting competitions with men; is because, they would never ever win. The reason you don’t see women competing with men in the Olympic 100 yard dash; is because, they would never win. The reason you don’t see women playing in the NFL; is because, women would be easily injured or even killed in the normal gridiron war that takes place for 60 minutes. Women are physically incapable of competing with men in strength and speed.

Genesis 2:18 reveals, that the woman is the man’s helper mate. Titus 2:5 calls women “keepers at home”. First Timothy 2:12 says women are not to usurp the authority of the man. First Corinthians 11:10 says women ought to have authority on their heads. First Corinthians 11:9 tells us, that man was not made for the woman, but the woman was made for the man. Ephesians 5:24 teaches that wives are to be suject to their husbands in the way that the Church is subject to Christ. First Timothy 5:8  shows that husbands are supposed to provide for their wives and not the other way around. First Corinthians 11:3 shows that God is head of the man and that man is the head of the woman. First Corinthians 11:5 teaches, that if a woman prays or prophesies without her head covered (long hair or a covering First Corinthians 11:15), then she dishonors her husband (head v. 3). Ephesians 5:33 tells us, that a wife is to reverence her husband. First Peter 3:7 calls woman the weaker vessel. Genesis 3:16 teaches, that the man will rule over the woman.

The Holy Bible teaches much of what the man is supposed to do for the wife as well, but I am speaking of the liabilities of extreme feminism. Wives, usurping the role of their husband, causes sons to be wimpy. Continual arguments of equal-pay-for-women, the-pay-gap, the-gender-gap, equal-rights-for-women, women’s-rights-in-the-military, etc. TEND to keep American society in an upheaval; when in fact, these are basically feminist arguments that resist the natural order that Almighty God created for society (those who do not read carefully will miss the point). Career women TEND to take on the male role as provider and this TENDS to frustrate the natural order of things. Women working in a man’s world do not like men’s conversation and want to force men to accomodate feminism; when in fact, women have unnaturally invaded what was primarily made for men. The American military is being emasculated by women and homosexuals. The USA is full of female-chauvinists.

Traditional America to a large degree did not have all these problems, because it respected the natural order that Almighty God created. I am sure that I have readers that are reading this and are steaming mad at me. If you are a secular woman, then I expect that of you, but if you are a Christian woman, then you should not have a secular mindset. You should be conforming your mind to the things of Almighty God and the Holy Bible. If you want to work and do in a man’s world, then you should tread carefully there, for the Almighty has created His natural order of things. Of course you can do whatever you choose; however, we all answer to Him and we will be judged by His word. I have given you many verses in the Holy Bible to prove the point; read them for yourself objectively and not through feminist eyes.

What ever happened to chivalry and its courtesy to women? Why do so many women hate for men to open the door for them? Why do women burn their bras? Why do women resist being led by a man? Why do women want to seize control of the marriage, family, Church and government? Why do American women in general look condescendingly at housewives. I will tell you precisely the reason: it happened in the Garden of Eden, when Eve listened to the serpent and ate of the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”.

First Timothy 2:14, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”

I am not saying, that men do not have faults too, but I am saying, that extreme feminism is playing a key role in the demise of America and someone needs to have the guts to say it.

For the real women out there, who are truly living according to the Almighty’s standards: I salute you. You are resisting an almost overwhelming tide of extreme feminism that teaches women to be like men. I encourage parents to teach your sons to be real Godly men and teach your daughters to be real Biblical women. I encourage you to stand resolutely against the tide of feminism and instead walk in the ways of Almighty God. I encourage you to resist the juggernaut of liberal secular ideas, that are raging on every hand. It takes a real man and a real woman to stand for what is right, without compromising the truth. My mother is just such a lady. Happy mother’s day mom. I love you.

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Misuse Of Tithe

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Christians need to hold their churches and pastors accountable for the proper use of tithes. Not all churches have this problem in the United States; however, many churches carelessly spend the Almighty’s tithe money.

It is a good thing to pay pastors reasonably well, so they can support their families properly; however, many churches pay lavish salaries to men who are not doing an excellent job in building the Kingdom of God. Taking this one step further, many churches have massive building projects that far exceed the need and benefit to the Kingdom of God. Both of these things are a serious liability to the Kingdom of God.

One church I attended was constantly asking for money, when the pastor was already receiving $100,000 dollars a year and maybe more including perks. This same Church had nice large buildings, but wanted to build bigger and nicer; even though, they were not yet to capacity. Most Sundays this same church had a sermonette before they took up the offering. They were constantly hammering and guilting the congregation to give even more. This same Church was loathe to show people the books on how monies were being spent. I boldly call this carelessness and unaccountability with the Almighty’s tithes and offerings and would say it to the face if given the opportunity. The Almighty does not give Church leaders a blank check with which to indulge themselves.

It is okay to preach once or twice a year about the importance and responsibility of giving. The Holy Bible does teach about tithing and supporting the work of the Kingdom of God; however, I am talking about the misuse of these monies.

Worldly people who are invited to be a part of our church services are oftentimes turned off to the church, because of begging for money and then trying to guilt everyone for not giving enough. Even many many Godly people tire of this way of operating and rightly so. Christ Himself talks about the disproportionate emphasis on tithing as compared to doing judgment, mercy and faith.

Matthew 23:23, “Woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you pay tithes of mint, anise and cummin and have ommited the weightier matters of the law: judgment, mercy and faith. These ought you to have done and not to leave the other undone.”

Nothing has changed from then until now it seems. Many church leaders are more worried about their congregation paying tithes, than they are in teaching the weighter matters of the Word of God. They may teach some on the weightier matters, but they go to great lengths to insure that the money keeps flowing into the church coffers. They are determined that the huge salaries continue to be paid and increased, and bigger and greater buildings are being built.

Let me tell you something: I am not going to support these types of ministries no matter how much they rant and rave against me. Supporting hard working ministries, that are working hard to properly spread the gospel and to properly build the Kingdom of God, is more important than their guilting sermons. I have been to third world countries, where the need is great and the work of the Church sure enough could use a helping hand from the wealthy Church in America.

I can almost hear some Church leaders saying: hey, we support missions. For those churches who are truly giving much to missions; I say, good for you! But know this, the Church as a whole in the United States is giving a very small percentage of what it takes in, to help our brothers and sisters in countries where there is severe lack.

Do not let your pastor guilt you about giving to very needy churches in poverty stricken areas. The Holy Bible teaches us to be good stewards. Don’t let your pastor tell you, that his Church is where all your tithes must go. I would insist on him CLEARLY showing Holy Bible truth for that assertion. I do not believe the Holy Bible teaches that and I invite them to be bold enough to reason this out with me personally face to face. I am well prepared to show them why they are wrong in this argument. Yes, we should give to the local work of the Church; however, the local Church is also obligated to rightly disperse of the tithe monies and not spend it wastefully. As far as I am concerned, if they are doing a horrible job in spending this money, then the people of that Church should give less there, and instead support the work of the Kingdom of God where it is being used wisely. If your pastor then tells you, that you should go down the road and find a different church, you let it go in one ear and out the other. Pastors too will give an account of how they disperse the tithes, that are meant for the work of the Kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 23:2, “Therefore, thus saith YaHVeH God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people: you have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited them. Behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings says the LORD.”

If your pastor and Church do a good job in dispersing the tithes, then be sure and help them out with your tithes and offerings. I am not teaching to be troublemakers; however, I am fearlessly teaching you to be wise to honor the Almighty with your tithes and offerings, even when your Church and pastor are being careless with the people’s tithes and offerings. Do not be afraid. Almighty God knows your heart.

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Careless Church

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Many pastors are in it for the money and are collecting massive lucrative salaries from the Church. Numerous pastors seem to be clueless as to the proper role of a shepherd. The spreading of the gospel often takes a back seat to buildings and salaries. A large percentage of churches prioritize the collection of tithes over more important matters of the Kingdom of God. The Church has gone soft on sin to the extent, that sometimes you can scarcely tell the difference between the Church and the world. To a large extent, the Church has become a worldly organization, with a righteous facade to hide its shame. Too often there is an absence of the anointing and power from on high.

The Church is not a building, a collections agency, a club, or an organization. It is the Body and Bride of Christ. The Body of Christ is made up of believers, that have separated themselves from worldliness, and are in the process of building a closer and closer relationship with the Father and the Son.

While we are commanded to assemble ourselves together with other believers, most of the biblical work of a Christian is done outside the walls of the Church building. We are to love our wives and husbands and children in our homes. We are to visit the fatherless and widows. We are to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty. We are to take a genuine interest in strangers. We are to clothe the naked. We are to visit the sick and in prison. We are to do justice and love mercy and walk humbly. We are to train our children in the ways of Almighty God. We are to love our fellow man.

Concerning our Church meetings, the Church building is a place to worship the Creator corporately with other believers. It is to encourage and be encouraged to continue to maintain our faith in Christ and to continue the work of the Kingdom of God. It is a place to give testimony to the goodness of the Creator. It is a place to hear preaching and teaching and a word from the Almighty.

Mark 11:17, “And He taught saying unto them: Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.”

The word prayer here comes from a Greek word that implies “oratory chapel”. The Church building is a place for speaking words of prayer, worship, encouragement, admonition, Godly rebuke, teaching, preaching, testimony, etc. It is to  be filled with words that bring honor to Almighty God. When you leave Church; you should have a sense of having met with Almighty God and His people. You should have a sense of the eternal, and a determination to move forward in the cause of Christ and the Kingdom of Almighty God. You should sense an increase in zeal to live the life of Christ out in the world during the week.

While the Church is doing a little bit of these things; it needs to get back to being the Church. Churches are not supposed to spend their time trying to entertain people so that they will come back. The Church must be, and do, what the Almighty intended; or else, it is little more than a worldly organization that on the outside appears to be pious, but on the inside leaves much to be desired.

Wake up Church and be what you are supposed to be.

Ephesians 5:27, “That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

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America At Crossroads Of Disaster

 

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America rocked the world  July 4, 1776 by declaring itself free and independent from Great Britain. After defeating the British Empire in two separate wars and then soundly defeating the Spanish Empire in 1898, America was on its way to creating its own empire. Having played the key role to victory in World War I and World War II, America stood alone at the top of the heap of nations.

BUT WHEN AMERICA ACHIEVED GREATNESS SOMETHING HAPPENED: IT FORGOT THE ORIGIN OF ITS GREAT SUCCESS!!!

The uncommonly great foundation upon which America was built was not its military prowess.The wellspring of knowledge from whence America drew its astonishingly great inventions and innovations was not from itself. The mind-boggling robust economy of the USA, that has been the envy of the whole world, does not come from American genius. The incredible opportunity in the United States to become prosperous and even wealthy is not a result of superiority. ALL THESE ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF BLESSING FROM ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO HONORED US BECAUSE WE HONORED HIM IN THE PAST.

A great nation like the United States cannot be  conquered from without. The foundations must first be compromised from within or else any conqueror will fail. Well that is exactly what happened. Satan set his sights on the Supreme Court of the United States. To unravel righteousness, one must strike at the heart of morality. The things that honor Almighty God must be compromised as subtly as possible and the Supreme Court has done just that. It has cloaked its very unGodly decisions in shrewd pretty secular half-logical rhetoric to deceive the masses.

Two generations hence, the damage is manifested in the American people themselves. We have forgotten the God of our forefathers; and thus, we have stripped away the things that made us great to begin with. The great grandparents of Americans would be dismayed, if they new their great grandchildren. Of course I am speaking generally, but great grandchildren do not love the God of their great grandparents. They are rebellious and callous. They are not God-fearing. Their disrespect of heavenly things is horrifying and they do not know the God of their fathers. Again, there are exceptions, but few and far between.

Now we are less than three weeks away from electing the next American president. The Republican Party candidate leaves much to be desired. Trump does not have control of his tongue, his moral past is disreputable, and several things about him are questionable, but he does not hold Christ, the Church, & Christianity in disdain. I neither advocate voting for or against this man.

The Democrat Party candidate does seem to have somewhat control of her tongue and she comes across as your typical well informed politician; however, Hillary Clinton hates the Church, Christianity, traditional America and Holy Bible morality. She advocates for unholy things. She is a huge promoter of homosexuality, lesbianism, bi-sexuality, transgender, Islam, killing innocent unborn human babies, socialism, liberalism, progressivism, anti-capitalism, extreme feminism and more. I advocate strongly against electing this woman for president. Whatever you do, please do not vote for this very unGodly unAmerican woman, if you truly claim to be a Christian. The secular world will vote for whomever they choose with no consideration of Almighty God; however, the Christian is duty-bound to guard over family, country, church, and leadership. We are NOT exempted from acting responsibly politically as a Christian and we will give an account to Almighty God about it in eternity.

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God Is Not Mocked

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If you are a genuine Christian, you need to inform yourself as to just how delicate your position has become in the United States. At one time, there was no safer place in the world, than here for the followers of Christ. Early America was a bastion for Christian thought and governance, because it was God-fearing people that sacrificed so much to make it that way.

Neo-modern left-wingers have become aggressively bold in their open assualt against the Kingdom of God and everything Christian. New Wikileaks revelations have exposed a hatred in the Hillary Clinton camp for Catholics and Protestants alike. “The amazing bastardization of the faith” and “systematic thought on severely backward gender relations”? are the type of phrases emanating from these people, and it means that the Christian faith is evilly against LGBT?

These are people in the Democrat Party that want to run and ruin our country. They have the audacity to call Christianity and Godliness BASTARDIZED, because it holds to traditional beliefs that they reject?

OPEN YOUR EYES CHRISTIANS! One American political party could not be a greater enemy to us, and we are standing around twiddling our fingers, while they are burning Rome to the ground as it were. WAKE UP! Do not think that you are safe and that these are isolated little incidents? They are not isolated! they have become the norm!

Our country is being sold right out from under us. The door has been thrown open wide for extreme Muslim Islamists/Koranists to enter and they are already wreaking havoc across our land from New York City to Los Angeles and from Seattle to Miami. Once again, Hillary Clinton wants open borders. Tell me why? not because I don’t already know, but so that you can think for at least one moment about how precarious is the position of our great Republic.

Do not be deceived. Almighty God is not mocked. Whatsoever is sown will also be reaped. They are sowing to the wind and will reap the whirlwind. WE ARE ALREADY REAPING THE WHIRLWIND! How bad must it get before we pull our heads up out of the sand? The once quiet safe United States has already become a war zone. The forces of evil are PRESENTLY ripping and tearing. AWAKEN AND ARISE while yet you may.

Within the Christian Church itself, there are women who profess Christ, while boldly proclaiming women’s so-called right-to-abortion. APOSTASY in the Church is taking place right now in the United States. These things are as un-Christian as it gets; and yet, these women are calling it Christian.

America is in grave danger of going past the point of no return. The Holy Bible speaks about a point in the life of a nation beyond which there is no remedy. DO NOT BE DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED.

Only in Christ is the answer, is hope, is eternal life, is forgiveness of sins.

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Fornication

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Humans crave sensual pleasure. One indulgence quenches longing but for a moment. Minutes pass; hours pass; intrigue grows and abounds once again, demanding another outlet, raging for another fix.

Almighty God arranged human sexuality mysteriously; delightfully; wonderfully. He set boundaries and safety regulations for such a powerful expression. He wove it together with feelings, emotions, gender, biology, pleasure, psyche, companionship, self-esteem, morality, eternity, intimacy, mentality, love, pro-creation, relationship, marriage, family, spirituality, and your very soul. Human sexuality reflects across a wide spectrum of human experience refusing to be ignored.

The Creator reserved human sexuality EXCLUSIVELY for marriage. He reserved it for the intimate interaction of one man with one woman in marriage. He made it to provide great unity and pleasure between he and she, and of course a safe place to have children and grow a family.

Enter fallen Lucifer. He realizes the importance and power of human sexuality and he perverted that wonderful phenomenon created by Almighty God.  He introduced forbidden sexual relations into the human race to break and destroy what was breathtakingly beautiful and it is generally called “fornication”. Sex between boys and girls, sex between unmarried men and women, sex between a married person and an unmarried person, sex between two people who are married but not to each other, sex between adults and children, sex between two men, sex between two women, sex between a human and an animal, orgy sex in a group, sex between couples trading off their partners all night long.

The result of this fornication is chaos mentally, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, etc. It damages or destroys marriages, families, relationships, churches, communities, children, men, women, boys, girls. It is one of Satan’s signature sins to wreak havoc on humans, and fornication = sexual immorality. It includes adultery, incest, homosexuality, bestiality and of course sex between a single male and a single female.

Sexual immorality can enslave a person to the point of making it very difficult to ever return. Hollywood and a large percentage of its actors and actresses have enriched themselves with the profits from glorifying fornication, and infecting the United States and the world with its consequences. Hollywood even infects its own people with fornication, through placing two people who are not married to each other, into sexual roles that are acted out together and exposing each other to their nakedness.

First Corinthians 6:18, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.”

First Corinthians 7:1-2, “. . . . it is good for a man not to touch a woman; nevertheless, to avoid fornication let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

The Church itself has been greatly hurt by so much fornication among its own people, including some of its leaders. Some churches have even started to condone some fornication. The world watches this activity and decides, that they are better than the people in the Church, so why become Christians?

There is still a remedy. Proverbs 28:13, “He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.”

Christ received our punishment upon Himself, and whoever puts their trust in Him shall be delivered.

Judgment begins at the house of God. First Peter 4:17

 

 

 

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Christ Went To Hades

The Old Testament speaks of a place called Sheol in Hebrew. This place is known as Hades in the New Testament and it is in the heart of the earth. Everyone who died before the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, went to this place. Hades/Sheol had two parts to it.

The Holy Bible contains an interesting story about two men in the Book of Luke chapter 16: one named Lazarus and another man simply known as “the rich man”. These two men knew each other and in the process of time, they both died and went to Hades. When Lazarus died, the angels carried him into Sheol/Hades/the place of the dead, to the side called Abraham’s bosom: a place of blessing and comfort. When the rich man died, he too went to Sheol/Hades/the place of the dead, but he went to the side called hell: a place of fiery torment. Interestingly, the rich man could see Lazarus in the distance (Luke 16:23). They were both in the same general area, yet there was a great chasm separating them from each other. The chasm was so great, that no one could cross to the other side.

Luke chapter 23 also shares a story about two men: Yahshua Jesus the Son of God and a thief who died next to Him on another cross. The thief asked Christ to remember him when He came into His kingdom. Christ promised him: today you will be with Me in Paradise. They both died together that day and went to “the place of the dead” known as Sheol/Hades. The reason “the thief on the cross” went to the side of blessing/comfort, is because he placed his trust in Christ for deliverance before he died. The place Christ called Paradise and the place called Abraham’s bosom must surely be the same place, for both Lazarus and the thief on the cross were men of faith in Almighty YaHVeH at the time of their death.

John 14:6 says, “I am the Way the Truth and the Life: no man comes unto the Father but by Me.” You see, before Christ died on the cross, no one could go to the place called heaven, because CHRIST IS THE WAY to the Father in heaven. Sheol, known as Hades, and also known as “the place of the dead” was the place all dead people went to before Christ died on the cross. People of faith in YaHVeH went to the side of Sheol/Hades called Paradise or Abraham’s bosom and people of unbelief went to the side of Sheol/Hades known as hell. Now this is where it gets really interesting. When Christ died on the cross as a human being, He too went to Sheol/Hades/the place of the dead.

In Revelation 1:18 Christ said, “I am He that lives and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.”

Apparently while Christ was in Hades, He snatched the keys of death and hell away from Satan. Christ had only moments before paid for the sins of mankind in full on the cross. By giving His sinless life for mankind, He thereby satisfied the sin-debt of man along with the penalty of death. When Christ rose from the dead, He broke the power of death, hell and the grave over mankind. But let me digress for a moment.

It seems that Christ also preached deliverance to the righteous captives in Hades. You see, all people who had died with faith in Almighty God went to the part of Hades known as Paradise or Abraham’s bosom; and even though it was a place of blessing and comfort, they were confined to that place. In a manner of speaking, they were held captive to that place by death and the grave. Apparently Christ preached deliverance to them.

Luke 4:18-, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted; to preach deliverance to the captives; to set at liberty them that are bruised; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

To preach deliverance would seem to be the same thing as preaching Himself to them. The Gospel is all about Christ dying and rising again to deliver us from our sins and from eternal damnation. Because Christ is the only way to the Father, these people who had died in faith could not go to heaven until the plan of salvation was finished. Christ finished the plan of salvation by dying on the cross and rising from the dead.

Ephesians 4:8-10, “Wherefore He said when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men. Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens that He might fill all things.”

Of course everyone that had died in faith listened and received the message of deliverance that Christ preached to them in the lower parts of the earth. After they embraced His message of deliverance, Christ Himself took control of their captivity and lead them to the Father in heaven. No man goes to the Father but by Yahshua Jesus. Now that Christ has died and risen from the dead, whoever puts their faith in Christ goes straight to the Father up in heaven when they die.

When Christ arose from the grave, He so utterly defeated death, that some of the graves burst open in the “Year of our Lord” 33. (33 A.D.) Matthew 27:51-53 says, “And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom and the earth did quake and the rocks split and the graves were opened. And many bodies of the saints that slept arose and came out of the graves after His resurrection and went into the Holy City and appeared unto many.”

What an astonishing passage. Christ indeed IS the resurrection. Apparently as Christ was leading captivity captive, many of the ones who had just escaped the place of the dead busted open their graves and were seen in Jerusalem. How can that be? you may ask. I want you to know, that Christ is not finished yet. He is coming back for His blood-washed Church and the graves will open again. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for our God YaHVeH is faithful to perform all He has promised for them that love him.

 

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