Monday, September 30, 2013

Add This to the Right Wing's Hatred of the Poor Files




Family Research Council: ‘Nothing more Christian’ than food stamp cuts

"Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, now with the Family Research Council, said that the House GOP’s massive food stamp cuts that could remove around 4 million people from the program next year was an act of Christian compassion. While many churches and Christians organizations denounced the move, Blackwell told the Christian Post that there was “nothing more Christian” than kicking low-income families off food stamps. He referred to food aid as part of the “plantation of big government” and said that churches and charitable organization will replace such government assistance. - "

In my community, the food pantries are not doing well, the food quality is getting lower and lower as the economy has diminished. Some churches are doing their best but barely able to keep up. I have a friend who works one community church dinner for the poor they hold monthly where the numbers showing up have been overwhelming. People wait in line even to get the leftovers seconds to take home even for an hour after eating their original meal. Another friend works at the soup kitchen. There are food shortages. They are scrapping the bottom of the barrel. People have gotten cans so dented, they feared using them. One friend going to one got some dried prunes, a sack of old potatoes with eyes and a sugar laden-unsold birthday cake with no nutritional value. Nothing to actually cook a meal with.  They take whatever expired food the grocery store wants to part with or whatever else others are willing to donate.

These types never complain about big government when it is comes to the billions spent on the police state, wars or more. I would rather people could be independent but what else is there to do when there are no jobs? Or the jobs are so low paying? Sure the ideal was families, community and churches coming together to help, but what are people to do now with no jobs and in our broken down communities? These right wingers offer no real alternatives beyond just telling people to go starve or be in the gutter. The sub-text behind all this, is supposedly "the poor are lazy, this will force them to work harder".

Often now families do not share resources either, there can be very rich members of a family that do not share with poor ones, as they all compete with each other, and what about those with no family or where they live far away? The nonsense that charitable organizations and churches as they NOW EXIST can take up the slack, is false. Most of the pastors are selling their seats to the higher income demographics. The poor are leaving the churches, if they can't eat, many aren't tithing much.

I was in a rare good rural IFB [now closed due to the economic pressures of my old rural town] where people could delay going on food stamps even for years, allowing the church to feed them with a fully open food pantry where one did not have to apply to a social worker to access it. If you needed food to cover a couple days every week, it was there for you. This included shared help and even collections for member's electric bills facing unemployment. That is very rare. I didn't realize how rare.

One thing about welfare is most people on welfare are working. Sure there are those who abuse the system but it is not all as these types try to say. Many states you cannot even get food stamps unless you are disabled, elderly or are working at least 20-30 hours a week at some sort of employment or actively searching in a job group your local welfare office will require your attendance at. The powers that be have done a masterful job, of making the poor scapegoats for the right wing of America making excuses the banker bail outs, wars and more. Obama almost started a war with Syria that would have cost billions but you never see those costs questioned.


I have written about the hatred of the poor, on this blog before. I think it is growing even worse. They lie about the economy improving, so every poor person thinks they are the "only one". Then once you face a life of endless lay-offs, shortages, underpaid work, non-stable work, or other factors that play in like health factors, they tell people they are lazy because of it, and poor because of their shortcomings. Think about the goals and achievement article I wrote today and how much misery this all leads to. So many are following the gospel of the Tea Party and Republicans now in the right wing, it is sickening. This doesn't mean the enablers on the left are any better either, they simply just exploit the poor while pretending to care.

Groups like this color Christians as all hateful culture warriors and people who hate the poor. They serve a definite role for the new world order in their sychophantic devotion to false political agendas.
None of them ever offer real options for people either, or alternatives.  They say "Let the charities and churches do it!" Well even most of the churches via faith based initiatives are taking government money too to feed the poor.  They get this via grants and other programs. Hmm that's odd, did Family Research Council support Bush's Faith Based Initiatives that Obama has now advanced?
 
Ah yes they did...
 
 
 
The churches who are not part of that system by the way, are rare. In my community, one has to sign in using ID and a social security card to every food pantry even in the churches so they can make sure you have only shown up ONCE among all of them. I can understand this so people do not abuse the system, but I am putting this up to show, the limitations of these programs. One is only allowed a once a month visit to all pantries in "the system". They have many rules like this because the pantries  obtain government money. There could be a few independents out there, but those are rarer in number now.
 
All the bootstrapper types too ignore the facts about self sufficiency, in a society where jobs can be just taken away by a whim, and where social connections are broken down. How about the jobs that simply do not pay enough for a family to have food, and decent shelter?  How about the rising costs of food? None of that is ever questioned. Ever notice that?  I've known many people on food stamps, and I would say of the people I knew at least 80% were employed if they were not disabled or out looking for work. To call something like this Christian, is nonsense.

There is growing hatred of the poor on the right wing. The right vs left, nonsense is using class warfare and endless set-ups for evil in America.

Job 24: 4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
 
 
 


Courtship and Jessa Duggar



One of the Duggar daughters is courting. I do not believe in courtship as the Quiverfuls and ATIs promote it. It causes big time problems. Even all the people who came out of these cults talk about how in some cases they ended up marrying near strangers because they were chaperoned to the point they were never left alone to talk. With all the "Don't give your heart away" stuff many are too invested in having the relationships become a marriage.

 I think it is sad, that if you raise an adult daughter as a Christian you do not trust her to act right and follow the Bible? Where is the trust there? How do you really get to know someone if you can never talk to them alone? I find that all very strange. The monitoring of calls and texts is pathological and control freak territory. I worry for what has been done to them being in the public eye too.

Jessa and Ben have an unusual relationship by modern standards. They met at church and started to get to know one another, which is a normal "how they met" story; however, all of their interactions are monitored by her parents, and their families are deeply involved in their relationship.
 
Explaining the difference between a courtship and dating to People magazine, Jim Bob, 48, said, "Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship."

I hope and pray for her that this turns out well, but my concern for the rest of the daughters remains, especially Jana. I have prayed for all the Duggar children and adult children that one day they are freed from the ATI cult.

Stay At Home Daughter Says To Submit to Your Dad

Pope Remarkets the Catholic Church



They know the culture wars are losing, they were false to begin with. They already have the evangelical world in their net now using that stuff. Now they can make a few steps to the left, just like Vatican II and bring in more radical changes on behalf of the one world religion. When he preaches atheists can go to heaven and other such nonsense, it's just more two-stepping to lead the world to hell.

A Marked Book?



Notice the Tau?

We know that Bill O'Reilly is another Glenn Beck, another news shill..so why wouldn't he mark a book for the occult that he wrote?

The three splotches of blood they have on there probably mean something too, a traced upside down triangle?

The Tau Cross “The tau is a Masonic symbol. The Mason makes the tau cross with his feet during his initiation ceremony… J.S.M. Ward, a Mason…adds, ‘The tau cross is also a symbol of the male or creative side of the deity, and is really a conventionalized form of the phallus… The Sign Language of the Mysteries states…: ‘The tau cross is a very ancient symbol, representing the phallus and hence it often stands for our animal passions .’… “A former Mason mentions that the tau cross ‘is actually the symbol of the pagan slain and risen god, Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:13-14). It is a symbol for just another counterfeit Masonic ‘Christ’.” ~ Burns, Masonic & Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 249

The title of the book is disturbing as well, it is a title chosen to create doubt about Jesus's rising from the dead in my opinion.

The False Focus on Goals and Achievement

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Ecclesiastes 4

King James Version (KJV)
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.


I was taking a walk, more like a stroll in the park the other day and noticed all these people dressed in running gear and you know those expensive exercise outfits with the special cloth that wicks off sweat, and everyone had pedometers, and were either running or walking like ducks--speed walking and I thought to myself, "Doesn't anyone ever take a walk or stroll anymore to enjoy it?" "To walk past the scenery and just take it in?" I told a friend, "Everything is goal and achievement oriented now!'

When I had to move some years ago going from a working class rural community to one that is more affluent, there was a little culture shock along the way. I suppose I never will get used to this outlook on life. Where life has become like a spread sheet of numbers, the perfect health, the perfect home, the perfect lines drawn, running around like crazy, trying to impress other people. Some of these types would tell me I am lazy or too busy smelling the roses, but someone from overseas who wrote online, "Americans have forgotten how to enjoy life!", were definitely on to something. The whole trend of bucket lists, which seem to be for the ultimate rich who can buy all the travel and special experiences kind of makes me laugh. Question these things, and ask yourself WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO IMPRESS? "FOR WHOM DO THEY LABOUR?" God doesn't care if you visited 50 foreign countries or if you can cook a soufflĂ©.


[The Ultimate Bucket List]

Everything is goals and achievement oriented now. Everything is about "bettering" yourself, and well if you get left in the dust with financial, health or other problems, well its a game you have lost. This was part of my false upbringing within my non-Christian family, only the achievers mattered, so if you lost a job, did not obtain the upper middle class, or have a perfect body, you did not matter It didn't matter if you got through college or worked, only the cash at the end mattered.

 The head matriarchs, would write holiday letters and most of the focus of the conversation was bragging about the various straight A students, Eagle Scouts, corporate risers and everyone else was rendered non-people.  What happens to people's identities in such a world?  You are rendered a failure and tossed away.  Your very definition as a person comes about from how good of a carrot on a stick chaser you are and based on how many carrots [carats?] you have caught. Trust me in such a system, one job loss or health problem renders you as a non-human to such types. One told me that I had "nothing to show" for my life, and yes they were thinking totally of material possessions. Some may be shocked I did this, but I wrote them a letter stating that "ultimate success" in our human life is becoming a born again Christian and this is a free gift of salvation not by works, but that is basically what real success and having something to show for one's life was about. This was ignored.

Here is a place where Christians need to define themselves according to God. Even being a Christian may bring sacrifice on the power and financial front.  I talked about those who sell out the other day. So many television shows and societal institutions push the messages of goals and achievement, the seeking of power, money and prestige. Even the show "Breaking Bad" which was the latest "hot" thing, had this chemistry teacher going to make and sell meth so he would become rich and leave money for the family. This show to me definitely pushed the idea of sociopathic situational ethics, responding to a wicked world by becoming more evil. So much is about status, getting over, and life as one giant resume of goals and achievements, that people are crossing those lines now all the time.



Are goals a bad thing? No, there is a place for this stuff, but what if they are everything to people? What if conversation always is around what have you done or accomplished lately? Life as a tally sheet of possessions owned and even numbers of friends, contacts and networks gets depressing. This is the stuff where I did want to escape the culture I live in. This is why you see so many people running around like crazy, with every spare minute filled with some activity. These types don't even let their children have any free time. There is no thinking when every spare minute someone is on the go. There would be no thinking about God, prayer or self introspection. I have met people who even tell me they do not have time for friends. One man I know locally has a wealthy corporate girlfriend who he told me has not had a friend in years. Something is very sad and wrong about all that.

This guy is right about America even if he is wrong about other things including the money thing:

"Despite all the false positivity, I find Americans to be generally the most stressed out and unhappiest people on the planet. Despite all the resources, and all the money they have, they are sadder than people I know who can barely make ends meet in other countries, but still know how to live in the moment.

This rush to the finish line, to have your book published, or to have a million dollars in your bank account or to get that promotion, and to have that consume your life is something I find really sad."

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It stressed me out seeing these people unable to even enjoy a walk. To me this is the type of stuff I feel totally out of tune with, people running with no end on the hamster wheel of status.  People chained to the treadmill who don't look up and ask what life is really for. The stress, fear and anxiety is massively growing and considering the Bible verses above, there is definitely a reason for it!

I believe Satan is having a heyday with all this focus on goals, achievement and status. Think about how everything from TV shows, to self help books focus on goals. One is told they can "find themselves" or "cure depression" if they just set some goals and achieve. If one does all "the right and perfect things" supposedly they can obtain a perfect body that works right. Supposedly to this world if you follow an endless check list, you can solve every problem on your own, and achieve wealth, perfect health and popularity. Those who haven't are told how much is wrong with them on a daily basis, with the stigmas piling up.

 Everything is about reaching targets that the powerful or the bosses have set!  Even the Purpose Driven life and "Best Life" now stuff has this as the focus, the acquiring of goals and status in this world. Let's just say someone sacrificing for the gospel and being a possible martyr, doesn't have a full 401 K. The apostles did not have lovely giant homes or fancy chariots, as they were out preaching the gospel instead.

Think about how all this focus on goals and status even leads people to unethical behavior. If the full measurement of man is to achieve, some of them are going to step on a few others moving up the ladder. I even told someone the value system of my family did not match my own, as others were to be left in the dust and ground down, as one climbed up the mountain. It sickens me now how those who were more vulnerable or poor were treated.  I sometimes find myself thinking this is why things are growing more mean in our society. Other people are not there as companions, or friends, but as wholly competition. People in line in front of you, are just seen in the way. This is why the wicked are ascending in society too, in other words those willing to commit evil, in a corrupt society are the ones who climb higher.

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Some forget about what the Bible tells us! In the world successful automatically means GOOD while down and out or "unsuccessful" means BAD. Of course the Bible tells us otherwise! Of course what matters if someone is born again, a millionaire who is born again will see heaven compared to the one who is poor and has rejected Jesus Christ, but the world lies about what SUCCESS in this life really is about.

Luke 16:19-31

King James Version (KJV)
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Think too here now of all the people in America, who are depressed, despondent, resentful, upset, angry that they did not achieve an endless variety of goals or who do not hold any status. What floats the boat of envy down to the river of hell? How many have gone to the depths of despair over being "failures". How many have cried tears because they did not become "somebody" by the world's standards or who even had a higher achieving family reject them? So much pain in society comes from the oppressions mentioned in the verses above, and it's interesting it mentions the ones with power that oppress but who have no comforter [no Holy Spirit!]

The consumerist culture runs on unmet desires, and this is where greed and avarice grows too. I think of how many have judged those for not acquiring certain things, status or a fancy resume. What God thinks is what should matter. Some think they will acquire heaven based on their goodness via the standards of the corporate and elite masters, it's not going to happen. We see this stuff in the church system, everything about the numbers, the name, the fame. God defines "perfection" far differently then the world does.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 - For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Common Core is Making Me More Stupid!


Some may shout "conspiracy theory" but I do not think it is too far out there, to say this is planning to make people dumber and unable to think. Look at the above, if adults can barely figure it out how are children going to figure it out?

Common Core Is Making Me Stupider

"As you may know if you follow me on Facebook, I pretty much hate, with a capital H-A-T-E, this “new common core” math being taught. Every day it’s a massive struggle for Chris and me, him with a Masters Degree and myself with a Bachelors, to teach 3rd grade homework to our daughter.
Putting aside that we work for hours past an already 8 hour school day, ignoring that we are provided no text books to learn about the material, and sweeping under the rug that they send home homework on things they have yet to even teach yet, we are doing our best.
But we are lost.
LOST.
And I am a bit angry to tell you the truth.
Today was just another example of “fuzzy” math."


Monday, September 23, 2013

"Provoke Not Your Children To Wrath": Ignored By This False Preacher




This video sickened me as he praised a parent supposedly "knocking a kid out" and focused on repeated beatings as the solution. I am not against young children being spanked if it is done properly [without violence] and for teaching and discipline purposes. There are other ways to teach children right from wrong as well.

 Yes there are parents who are too lax out there, and who do not stand up for what is right to their children or discipline them, but the "beat them til they submit" crowd makes me absolutely sick!

There are many people who were beaten and abused as children, they would want to vomit hearing a sermon like this. Where is the love in this? Forgotten and ignored is this Bible verse!

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

See the word NURTURE. Nurture means loving, comfort, treating with respect. Having a child cower in fear of you is not nurturance. True respect and love does not come out of abuse.

Remember this old article?

Dominionism and The Oppression of Youth

Seems some of this stuff is worsening. One scary line in his "speech" [I am not going to call it a sermon] was "Quit taking up for your kids, the principal is right, the police is right." Sure some parents defend many children's wicked deeds and they impact a child's moral development in the way that they never let a child face consequences, but how much of this is police state stuff? He goes on to yell about fatsos not wanting to take the trash out and about the family having authority over you!

Anyhow this speech seemed to encourage Child Abuse, beatings and worse, and well in my article about the Oppression of the Youth, when I wrote this:

"That is a major problem but in Dominionism, there is definitely an emphasis on extreme authoritarian parenting that is growing. "

This preacher definitely showed that, didn't he? I went to Phil Kidd's website. I found this picture of him. Interesting hand and finger placement...


The website has pictures of him with fists up, it seems to be a popular stance with him and sells copies of sermons he is proud of for being offensive. Have you all noticed that trend with some of these pastors, the ones who can be the most offensive, instead of sober and thoughtful, are the ones who are to be praised? In our world today, sadly this is the stuff that gets attention.

"THE MOST HATED, CONTROVERSIAL, & CRITICIZED MESSAGES DR. KIDD EVER PREACHED"

and then 8 sermons are listed like this one with foul language right on this website, "B*****d Baptists Flooding Our Churches"

I suppose this type of sermon may have been preached for attention too. According to his website, he makes many speaking rounds to a variety of Baptist churches, most of them from what I can tell are IFB {independent fundamentalist Baptist} and other independent Baptist churches. He has shown up to fundamentalist pastor conferences and other Baptist meetings too.

You know some of these guys show basically what they are to those who bother to look! I went to see his twitter page and found this...


That tells you something doesn't it? That is his false statement of bringing sex into the relationship the church should have with Jesus Christ.

There's other videos and things online exposing this preacher. Some of his other pictures are odd...


There are many false preachers in the IFB movement too. This one in my opinion is one. His sermon/speech advocating child abuse is disgusting.

Parent Arrested for Questioning Common Core!



This is scary, this man is just making his opinion known and they basically have security come and grab him to drag him away? He was arrested and taken down to the police station. So basically he had no free speech rights whatsoever.

You got to be kidding me:
"Apparently, Small didn't follow the proper protocol of submitting his question in writing ahead of the meeting, which is why he was taken outside, and eventually arrested. Small now faces jail time for the incident, or a fine of up to $2,500."
Here too:
"Last week the Baltimore County School district held a public meeting to go over the "Common Core" curriculum now being taught in Maryland schools. This was reportedly the first of any public forum concerning what is now being taught to Maryland children. The parents' questions had to be submitted prior to the event and no new questions would be discussed. This angered some residents who felt the need to ask tougher questions than those selected by superintendents."
"Mr. Small was arrested and charged with second degree assault of a police officer with a second charge of disrupting a school function. He faces 10.5 years in jail if found guilty."
Yes, we are in a police state now. The schools are devolving fast too to go along with that police state.


One thing I have read about schools too, is they are forwarding new programs where you have a room and 200 kids at a computer in the same room with one teacher, and they spend all day on the computer. Some schools are doing away with textbooks for all "computer directed" learning. Even if you use a homeschool program or send your child to a private school make sure they are not using Common Core materials. Some are.

See:  A "NATIONAL CURRICULUM" TO INDOCTRINATE: Common Core 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

So called Christian Ministers Promoting Numerology?

Many years ago as a non-believer I read books on numerology. This book was one of them.



It's horrible when I see preachers going down occult numerology highway!

There are so many of them too. Missler is one of the biggest culprits. Remember how I said I recognized occult writings in so much of what these false teachers have to offer it comes with this numerology stuff too.

I read books that told me the esoteric meaning of every number, combination of numbers and the infusion of numerology in "magic". Remember two important parts of numerology include counting the numbers of letters in words and also assigning a numerical value to different letters.  All sorts of numbers supposedly had meaning from the number of letters in your name to the date of your birth so when these types strip down the bible counting the number of this and that in the Bible and discuss sacred numbers, it creeps me out.






From Stuff Fundies Like [not an endorsement] says this of the video above:

"This guy’s premise is apparently that God has left secret codes consisting of seven(ish) words and phrases hidden throughout the King James Version as “proof” that it is the most pure version and that all other translations are just not nearly as…codey.

Hoggard is basically practicing numerology on the Bible, adding the number of times certain words occur, detecting patterns via numbers in the Bible chosen at whim.

He has other youtube videos where he goes on about the "AMAZING NUMERICAL PATTERNS IN THE BIBLE!"

All this was very familiar to me:





What of those who attach numbers to letters, hey some are more tricky and do it with HEBREW LETTERS! See where I am going with this?




That looks like a giant eyeball behind him.

When he refers to the Gematria, [4:54] that word was not new to me in the occult or via the halls of numerology....

Did you know another name for Gematria, was HEBREW NUMEROLOGY?

Missler is a smart guy, probably with an IQ in the upper echelons outdoing most Mensa members which is why he is probably so able to confuse so many!  Let's just strip this down so the average person can understand who has never even seen this stuff.

Is the practice of NUMEROLOGY of any flavor godly? NO

Numerology is simply another divination method, using numbers to do prophecy and find the esoteric meaning of things. When I did it, often I combined it with astrology. I have repented of these things.

So why are so called Christian ministers partaking of these things?

One way they scam people with now, is they take occult things of a jewish flavor, and say they are holy and jewish so they must be okay! These are the jewish fables warned about in the Bible. As I have warned on this blog endless times, Babylon is in every false religion of the world and that includes today's false Judaism which rejects Jesus Christ. Every religion that is Babylonian has ties to witchcraft of various flavors and sorts. 

People are fooled because the Judaism of today is infiltrated with everything Babylonian, with the Jesus Christ denying Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah. It is not the same as the Judaism of the OT. It is another branch of Mystery Babylon.  So they call something "Hebrew" even something that has direct divination connected to it like the Gematria, and call it holy and tell Christians this is a way to describe God's Word.

Why not just read God's Word rather then sitting there counting the numbers of letters in a word?

I encountered the Gematria in the occult. For newbies to this blog,  I am an ex-Catholic as well as ex- Unitarian Universalist who was into Theosophy and aspects of the occult before I was born again and became a Christian and renounced all these things}

Aleister Crowley even named one of his books after the GEMATRIA:



In another on the Qabalah , he described the basics of numerology:

The methods of discovering Dogma from sacred Words are also numerous and important: I may mention:—

(a) The Doctrine of Sympathies: drawn from the total Numeration of a Word, when identical with, or a Multiple of Submultiple of, or a Metathesis of, that of another Word.
(b) The Method of finding the Least Number of a Word, by adding (and re- adding) the Digits of its total Number, and taking the corresponding Key of the Taro as a Key to the Meaning of the Word.
(c) The Method of Analogies drawn from the Shape of the Letters.
(d) The Method of Deductions drawn from the Meanings and Correspondences of the letters.
(e) The Method of Acrostics drawn from the Letters. This Mode is only valid for Adepts of the highest Grades, and then under quite exceptional and rare Conditions.
(f) The Method of Transpositions and Transmutations of the Letters, which suggest Analogies, even when they fail to explain in direct Fashion.
All these and their Varieties and Combinations, with some other more abstruse or less important Methods, may be used to unlock the Secret of a Word.
Don't miss the charts and meanings of Hebrew letters at the link...hmmmmmm

Missler explores even the SHAPE OF THE LETTERS in Hebrew letters in the video above.

There is nothing Christian about any of this...




Remember when I warned about Pardes with Jacob Prasch....

This is what they are doing with the numerology!



Seeking MYSTICISM within the letters themselves and the number of them.

There is out and out numerology on endless Christian websites and other places.

"Three nails and a crown. Together they form a number, a code!"

Theomatics

Some take a fence sitting stand on Gematria...saying some take it too far but still entertain it's mystical meanings. How on earth can on say anything related to divination is okay at all?

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

King James Version (KJV)
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Avoid those who count letters, go into the mystical meaning of shapes of letters, Bible codes, and more....

And considering the falling away do not be shocked that so many pastors are preaching direct occultism, it's horrifying but God warned us!


Get Government Funding? Stop Passing Out Bibles!

Florida official tells Christian charity to choose between Jesus and cheese


"For the past 31 years, the Christian ministry has been providing food to the hungry in Lake City, Fla. without any problems. But all that changed when they said a state government worker showed up to negotiate a new contract. 

“The (person) told us there was a slight change in the contract,” Daly told me. “They said we could no longer have religious information where the USDA food is being distributed. They told us we had to take that stuff down.”
Daly said it’s no secret that the Christian Service Center is a Christian ministry.
“We’ve got pictures of Christ on more than one wall,” she said. “It’s very clear we are not social services. We are a Christian ministry.” 
Daly and her staff sat in stunned disbelief as the government agents also informed them that the Christian Service Center could no longer pray or provide Bibles to those in need. The government contract also forbade any references to the ministry’s chapel.
“We asked if we had to change the name of the organization but that said we could leave that,” Daly said. “But we had to take our religious stuff down.”

Some folks warned years ago this is what would happen with the Faith Based Initiatives, funded by the government, you can see here they are changing the rules. Get the government funding and they are told to stop preaching the gospel and not to pass out Bibles.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

War Games, Chess, and Putin






Don't forget behind all this mish-mash, I believe the march to global government continues. I guess that is the one thing we can know for sure regarding Bible prophecy and what else we have been shown.

We know too via the bible that a great global war is coming too. I'll admit that I'm just an ordinary person trying to make sense of all these world events, but to see things so radically changed with Russia, its been astounding. So many good cop/bad cop games, it makes your head spin.

So many outsider players beyond Russia and the US, there's China, Israel and Iran and their would be roles to think about. Currency wars. Battles over natural gas, oil, etc. This is CHESS being played and at this point we don't know all the specific future moves.



The cry for the war in Syria is delayed for now with diplomatic actions being discussed.

Praise God for more time before more war breaking out.

Some questions and thoughts I have in mind writing this...

1. Some claim there is an EAST VS WEST faction to the NWO and they are now battling things out. That there are factions within the powers that be within the new world order.  I've even seen someone claim Russia and the USA are now teaming up together to thwart China or even global Islam  behind the scenes.



2. Ever wonder why a website called Russia Today, has been all over American alternative media in exposing things happening HERE? I have even used their videos before with a caveat and no endorsement, but you ever wonder about that? I found that strange even a few years ago. 

Many "alternative" media types even have appeared on Russia Today videos like ALEX JONES.



3. Kissinger has gone to visit Putin many times. "The two men are old friends"--yes that is what the article states.  Always that handshake...



For years, I have warned that the USA is turning into a third world nation, even just based on economics so what is going to happen in other realms?  Are other world leaders now going to take advantage of the fact that this country has been bankrupted by the neo-con quest to integrate nations for the NWO and that our military has become overstretched? Hey Putin knows that the American economy is dying, that our military is overextended and that our leaders have invested more money in watching us [NSA] and their globalist ambitions,  then in our infrastructure.

Some have equated waning American influence in the world with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Is Obama carrying out a role to destroy the economy and carry the USA into it's rapid decline? One can tell he does not put American interests first. Mr. Nobel Peace Prize has managed to get the Cold War restarted. By all appearances, Putin is playing chess while Obama still searches for the game board. Of course maybe that is how it was designed to happen.

You know one scary thing I saw, just hopping around the internet this was week, was Americans calling Putin a "good guy", and that he is more "sane and reasonable" then Obama. Everywhere from messages boards like Free Republic to many other places. Hey I understand challenging the insanity of our leaders who want our country to play police man of the world, who send all our jobs overseas and destroy all our civil liberties, and how awful Obama is, but Putin as the good guy? Time to break out your history books people.

Would Putin Make a Better President then Obama?

Reader Beginning to Trust Putin More then Obama

True or False: Putin is a better, more truthful, more articulate leader than Obama?

What role is the new world order having Putin play? I find all this very strange.

It is interesting to me how Putin is being presented as the "reasonable" guy in the fight. It makes you wonder why now how odd it is, that our country has the guy in charge who is the war monger so it makes the Russians look good in comparison. Remember when "pre-emptive" [offensive] wars became acceptable, just about 12 years ago? I do.



In some areas they are presenting Putin as a "Christian". Even the Christian Post had this to say about Putin. 

"Putin has long been a supporter of Christianity and Christian values within Russia. He has called for the Church to play a larger role in citizens' social lives, better religion classes in schools, and television programs emphasizing religious values."

Adding to this think about about the news about Russia cracking down on homosexuality etc, coming out of there. There's this approach in presenting Putin as the "traditionalist" now.

The Russian Orthodox church is just another branch of the harlot. I don't trust Putin either. He is a global elite and new world order like all the rest.

If you know Russian history, you wouldn't trust the guy either. He is an ex-KGB agent, he had a pet name used for him by Bush. You know things in the USA have gotten sad when the Pravda can lecture the USA on being a totalitarian nation and now you have Putin writing this letter telling Americans"You are not exceptional." Of course this met with some outrage.

Putin Jabs Obama in Op-Ed, says Syria Strike Would Be Act Of Aggression

Putin's Emergency Warning to America

When I read this, I thought too well the USA USED to be "exceptional", because of the number of Christians we used to have, but what is "exceptional" anymore about a nation that has turned it's back on God and now makes a mockery of the freedom it once had? The US has become more like Russia then ever before, maybe closer to old Statist Russia via the TSA and NDAA.

Even if we realize all nations and empires are fallible, and reject the 'city on the hill', David Barton lies, we know things have changed far for the worse in America. When a nation too gets the idea that they should "rule the world" there's problems just like the Roman empire.

What's all this about? Obama seems to have brought back the Cold War within a very short time after years of calm. This here will be something new for Americans too, seeing this country mocked and made a laughing stock of on the world stage.

Putin: Obama's conviction that U.S. nation is exceptional is dangerous, God created us equal

Moscow/Washington, September 12, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin considers dangerous U.S. President Barack Obama's conviction that the U.S. nation is exceptional in some way.
"I carefully studied [Obama's] address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States' policy is 'what makes America different. It's what makes us exceptional'. It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation," Putin said in an article published in the Wednesday issue of The New York Times.
"There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal," Putin said.

One odd thing is all the claims that Putin is against the New World Order

He said this, on this Russian website: http://www.en.rian.ru/analysis/20120227/171547818.html

"Our foreign policy objectives are strategic in nature and are not based on opportunistic considerations. They reflect Russia's unique role on the world political map as well as its role in history and in the development of civilization.
I do not doubt that we will continue on our constructive course to enhance global security, renounce confrontation, and counter challenges like the proliferation of nuclear weapons, regional conflict and crises, terrorism and drug trafficking. We will do everything we can to see that Russia enjoys the latest achievements in scientific and technical progress and to assist our entrepreneurs in occupying their rightful place in the world market.
We will strive to ensure a new world order, one that meets current geopolitical realities, and one that develops smoothly and without unnecessary upheaval."

I also found this video...



The world situation has entered a much more dangerous place. War may be delayed for now but there many scary developments, with Obama and Putin, we have the wicked on both sides, either playing together behind the scenes or helping to set up the desired end run of Pike and pals.

See: Stratfor Warns "It Is Not Ending, But Evolving" In Syria

With the usual war-mongering, insane comments like this one:

"If the United States chooses to hit Syria, Russia can do nothing about it and will be made to look weak, the tables thus turned on them. "

and

" The Telegraph reports that Putin is readying delivery of more S-300 air-defense missile systems to Iran and will continue to discuss "working together in the nuclear energy spehere."

James 4

 
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.





More Antichrist Papal Lies to Atheists



Pope Francis tells atheists to abide by their own consciences
"Responding to a series of questions asked in the summer by Scalfari, who describes himself as an interested "non-believer", Pope Francis used his trademark conciliatory tone to discuss the Catholic church's attitude to atheists, urging those who do not share his faith to "abide by their own conscience" and reminding them God's mercy "has no limits". 
Expressing the belief that it was important for Christians to engage in "a sincere and rigorous dialogue" with atheists, Francis recalled Scalfari had asked him whether God forgave those "who do not believe and do not seek to believe". 
"Given – and this is the fundamental thing – that God's mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart," the pope wrote, "the question for those who do not believe in God is to abide by their own conscience. There is sin, also for those who have no faith, in going against one's conscience. Listening to it and abiding by it means making up one's mind about what is good and evil.""
While we want people to listen to their consciences, which I believe is God-given to direct human beings between right and wrong and those with no consciences number among the seared, a conscience should be directed via God's Word, and by God, not by one's own deceitful heart!

Jeremiah 17:9 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

See:

Pope: Works Will Save Even Atheists!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Even the Generals Don't Want the Insane War with Syria but AIPAC Does!



American Generals Stand Between War and Peace

Notice the bought off politicians, and the Christian Zionist involved group AIPAC's involvement! Even Hitler's generals and officers knew he was insane! Obama is like a Hitler wanting to throw a match into the gas can otherwise known as the Middle East!

"The Israeli Lobby organization, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) weighed in with its considerable political heft to force members of Congress with whom its showers with campaign contributions, to fall in line behind Obama’s war plans.
During the evening of September 1, The New York Times initially reported Israeli involvement in lobbying Congress on its website: «One administration official, who, like others, declined to be identified discussing White House strategy, called AIPAC ‘the 800-pound gorilla in the room,’ and said its allies in Congress had to be saying, ‘If the White House is not capable of enforcing this red line’ against the catastrophic use of chemical weapons, ‘we’re in trouble’».
The newspaper quickly took down the report after it appeared in its web edition.
AIPAC’s financial largesse bestowed upon members of the U.S. Senate is witnessed by its chief recipients being the loudest supporters of military action against Syria. The second largest recipient of AIPAC money from 2006 to 2012 — $772,327 — is Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who has been a champion of Syrian rebels, including the human organ-eating guerrillas of the Jabhat al Nusra, an Al Qaeda-affiliate.
Another major recipient of AIPAC cash is New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez who has rung up $343,394 in AIPAC donations. Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was tasked by the Obama White House to shepherd its Syria attack resolution to final approval."


AIPAC to mount major lobbying blitz

Remember what I have written about John Hagee? He is involved with the AIPAC!

  

AIPAC to go all out on Syria

I'm posting this to show Hagee praying for war, and am not familiar with the Chuck Carlson group:

 

Remember when I wrote this years ago?

 "I Can't Wait for Armageddon!":The Deceptions of Christian Zionism

Remember my warnings about Hagee's group CUFI?

It is considered the Christian version of AIPAC.

Interesting how they have Obama doing their dirty work for them.

See:

A War The Pentagon Doesn't Want 

AIPAC Lobbies For War

Spiritual Tests

 Spiritual Tests: Don't Sell Out



Hebrews 11:24-26

King James Version (KJV)
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Satan's workers want to own people, want to make them afraid and get them to sell out to the devil's devices. 


There are times in life where the world will tell you to "sell out". That is the best term I can come up for it. The devil wants your soul, bought and sold. However us Christians have been bought with a price. 

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.



There was one time in my life where one of the devil's children held out a position to me, but I refused it, knowing what he was part of.  I was facing a spiritual test this week, that was immense, in everyday life, it has nothing to do with this ministry or blog but with removing myself from wicked people that God told me to depart from in regular life. One thing some wicked types do not like it if you do walk, and will try to throw out a "net" or two to draw you back in.   God may sometimes send trials to grow you in your faith. 

NOT GIVING IN TO FEAR OF MAN



Proverbs 29:25

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.



I am shy in real life, and well while not timid, one thing we all have to watch out for is fear of directing our moves, where fear of censure, fear of lost positions and status must never have us depart from God's Will. Many of us Christians already have faced some persecution, but of course there are Christians who have faced the ultimate persecution which is the possible lost of their lives or lost lives. So fear of violence and lost of life, is there, but there is other ways fear is used, human beings fear losing other things too, and those things will be used by Satan to bring you into fear and out of obedience from God. 


Many human beings fear being cast out of the group, they use that one constantly. Human beings being social animals, have needed other human beings to survive for food, shelter, and more. So this is one that can hit at the core of someone even questioning their ability to survive and where trust in God must come first.  Here too, God mandates obedience to him first. Why else did Jesus Christ warn us there would be division even within our very families? What if you're the only Christian in your family in a Muslim or Hindu nation? There are people facing those trials. Even in America, some of us are the only Christians and not all families are reacting with tolerance to one's beliefs or even God's directing you to witness to others or warning them about things. 

POSSIBLE DIVISION FROM FAMILY




Micah 7:6 - For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies [are] the men of his own house.

Non-believers get outraged by this verse and others in the New Testament claiming that Jesus wants people to "hate" their families but if you are a committed Christian and they are NOT, the divisions by the way get wider over the years. They do not get better, if they remain non-Christians and rejecters of the gospel with no true love for seeking after the truth or desire for it. In my case, there is not one Christian among the family and my being Christian made them very unhappy. I may have mentioned this before but at one family event all were forbidden to speak of anything religious even in passing. I did not go. Some kept their children away from me, as if Christianity was an infection they would catch. One doesn't have to get out their bible and warn of hell repeatedly to others to get this reaction, trust me on that. Some early witnessing, just being you, a Christian with a relationship with God is enough. And the more the years go by and the longer they have rejected the gospel, the chasm grows wider and wider. For those hostile to the gospel, God may direct you to depart ways from them. 

One thing to ponder too here as the times grow more wicked, non-Christian families, aren't going to be supporting you in refusing to give in to man, such as not taking a would be mark of the beast, or submitting to wicked parts of the system. Spiritual blindness will rule your worldly clan, and if you mention even the most minute current events or other things with a biblical interpretation, the price can be outward mocking and being told you are "crazy". For me, warning them about 9-11 years ago was a massive mistake, and even gentle surface stuff earned great vilification. Discussing bible prophecy one time earned me laughter at the dinner table.

Some Christians may face families where they see your religious beliefs as "evil"--leaving a false church, in my case the Catholic church. Remember here even Jesus was told he was "evil" by the Pharisees as they conspired to arrest him. The world will tell you, to suppress your beliefs, hide them, and compromise them to keep non-Christian families happy and non-disturbed. Even here apply biblical reminders about throwing pearls, and departing from the wicked. There are times where God is to come before family. The world will tell you that family ties are more important then God and while parents have the duty to take care of children and God has his commandments regarding an unsaved spouse, speaking of adults, if they are hostile to the gospel or to you, this is a time to rethink things. God and God's family is what matters most. 


Luke 14:26 (KJV)

26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.



What else does this mean but that one must follow Jesus first and foremost, above life, and family? 

The devil makes many too afraid to sacrifice these things. Life first, while we have heard about many martyrs, how many like Peter who was later forgiven for this, rejected Jesus under pressure? 
And what about those who have a family who are overtly hostile to the gospel? Where God may be saying depart? Some may say "How can you leave your family"? Surely that is something the Muslim or Hindu convert to being born again Christian is facing. There's plenty of other false religions where your dedication to Jesus Christ means you are closed out of family events, refusing to attend masses, etc. 


THE FEAR OF STANDING ALONE




The fear of standing alone is one of the biggest that human beings will reject even if it means standing alone on the side of God. Here they sell out their morals, principles and even themselves to be united with various groups, as they are told what to be and what to do. One way our world sadly works, is the wicked do garnish so much power via their lies and deceit, they know the masterful art of manipulating others, which is one reason in our fallen world, so many side with the wicked, while casting out the person who stands for goodness and ostracizing them or doing worse. This is one thing about human nature I have noted with time, how the wicked gain so much control via their deceit and lies. Many people are terrified of being that one person alone, and especially today in a narcissistic society where appearances count for so much, there's even far less willing to rock the boat and facing being rejected from the group. We are facing days coming where you may be the only Christian in the room, and there you must pray to God for strength to step aside and be with Him standing "alone" with God. 

Being alone can scare people. Loneliness can be a giant burden to bear. For many of us who are out of the church system, I have written many times about how that can be lonely. You are forced even to pull away from people you care about, who are kind and nice. I still run into people from the Calvary Chapel I used to visit, they are good people but remaining in a false church. This can feel painful but one has no other choice but to obey God. I can tell in the church system, there are some who KNOW and have been warned by the Holy Spirit, but STAY out of fear of loneliness and losing social supports. 


NOT SELLING OUT FOR MONEY OR STATUS




As many here know I have faced poverty in my life, worse then many Americans have faced. Money is that green paper that many sell their souls for. There is a growing trend in our society that has grown more godless. Old traditions, social contract and personal ties have broken apart more where now one's "ability to sell themselves" is paramount in a system that no longer flows along with spontaneous connection. What you have there then is even more of the wicked able to climb up, higher above among those wanting to play fair. This is why American society and others have grown more corrupt, and the luciferians have grown in power with many sociopathic and narcissistic footmen to do their bidding. Not all wealthy people are wicked, there are some who are fellow Christians called to different roles, but remember Jesus's eye of camel warnings and the warnings in the Bible about the wicked prospering. 

Psalm 37

37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.


Society uses envy and comparison of people to get them to focus on their material wealth. Notice how in our society "goodness" has been translated instantly into "achievement". Life for many has become a series of bucket lists to check off and compare to others. One insidious thing about all the focus on "self-improvement" in American society is most of it has to do with looks, money, status not character. I surprised a couple people when I told them I have thrown away the checklist of "achievement" for God's list of what to do. How many set aside the work of God for careers, or attaining status in this world. I know for many people God's will is that they work and take care of their families, but this definitely can mislead people too. 

Society society uses fear, and stigma to worsen the effects of poverty beyond the food you may go without or the dangers you may face out on the street or in dangerous areas. I have faced those fears and extreme stigma, not knowing where the next meal would come from, and being treated like a nobody.  I didn't have God to call on for help during those days, but the memories remain with me. I never struggled with substance abuser or anything like that, many are falling off the ladder today in America, but you just don't see them on the news. They are invested in hiding the degree of poverty and the American Depression 2.0.


2 Timothy 3:3 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,


Condemnation for the poor but in American society, as the police state has grown, they have equated lawfulness to one's money, so if one can't afford a certain fee, they are branded a criminal and there too cast out of the mainstream of society. Here the devil tempts people with a giant bowl of money, and says "Come over here" to make life "easier", to make life "more fun" and to have more friends? Wealth is worshiped in our wicked world. 

1 Timothy 6:9-11

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.


Ever wonder about all those guys and their endless "christian" conferences full of sci fi, and occult stuff? People find the Nephilim "exciting" and they know it sells. So there you go, they cast aside God's truth wanting to fill the seats up and earn the accolades and popularity of the world. They desire to win status. Perhaps a few start out sincere but one negative aspect of modern culture is now people are invested in wooing those with celebrity and status. All it takes for one to give attention to a new young pastor and bring him into "the fold" or "brotherhood" so to speak, and they will chip away at any protests he may have. Throw piles of money, attention and status and the picture grows worse. Some are literally bought off, starting off sincere, and maybe enticed by the status and money they could attain. 


One thing I have noted in society is there is growing conformity, in that if one comes out with ideas that are considered threatening to the status quo, you will see doors closed. How many bible believing Christians have seen this? Like rats in the cage and maze all being rewarded with cheese, saying the "right" things bring more rewards. Ever wonder why so many in academia are extreme liberals? That's because the system rewards those who are.  Many fall into that trap making sure never to offend with politically incorrect statements or parroting what they are told to say, often times in different fields, should one cross certain lines there will be "punishment" and isolated. This has grown worse in a more homogenized world. One can see it with the pastors too, why are they so much alike? Well certain beliefs, statements and ways of being in the world are rewarded more then others. How many sell-out even their moral integrity to make sure their bank accounts stay full?

We are living in a world now that is rewarding the wicked more then ever before. 


DEPARTING FROM THE CHURCH SYSTEM OR FALSE CHURCHES




There are many the churches led them to fall away from God Himself and they think these organizations define God, when they do not. Many of the other fears like the fear of being alone also connects here, as people stay in church houses with false preachers not to leave friends and family. There were many people I talked to who told me their pastor wasn't teaching everything correctly but that they did not want to walk, because their children needed a "youth group" or they had such close ties to a church they had been in for years.

For me there was sacrifice in pulling away from churches, it was not easy. I do not have a Christian family and have the circumstances were fellowship is a great desire. I desired the social ties and friendships, but here too we must obey God. Probably in 10 false churches in my area, I would have been welcomed and had plenty of friends, though perhaps once I opened my mouth a couple times, they would have been ready to be rid of me from the other side. One thing imperative to all Christians is the ability to separate the truth of God from the falsehoods of the churches, the "system" does not define God, it is man made. The true church is the ekklesia

ILLNESS and OTHER SUFFERING




Acts 14:22

King James Version (KJV)

22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.



Life can get very painful at times. Sometimes one's human body will break down and not operate correctly, this can be a spiritual test in itself too. It can be very scary. You wake up in pain, and severely ill, normal life has ceased long ago, and there is loss there. For some they may have been chronically ill for many many years or others it could be a terminal illness or pain. Some may lose a great number of people in a short period of time. You may be surrounded by wicked people, who have harmed and abused you even if you were able to depart via God's direction. You have become a crime victim, or your child is sick. The list can get very long.

Here too the Christian may ask why are we having so many trials and tribulations? This is a sin filled fallen world, where illness and disease have come in. Also sometimes we may have trials for God to mold us, in a certain way. Bad things do not come from God, but He can use them for greater good {Romans 8} One thing I note in the world is so many non-believers who want nothing to do with God because they believed He has failed them or they have suffered too much or allowed too much suffering in the world. They listen to Satan and turn their backs on God, and this leads them right into hell because they do not understand the source of sin and suffering in this world. For those with a relationship with God, when we suffer we should be running to Him for comfort. The world blames God for all evils. Jesus promised to bring us life more abundantly. Here too people need to focus on eternity as well. 


In American society especially there is a lot of denials about the reality of life. The realities of this world is suffering, and while we have had our brief blip on the map of some prosperity and increased life spans which is now ending, most human beings in this world have suffered immensely.  I have written on this before but I believe many agendas are teaching callousness for the suffering, one of them, the "Think positive" movement. There are many who now teach that everything in life happens because of choices and that individuals are responsible for everything that happens to them from illness to poverty. There is this taint even in the new world order RIGHT wing, where they tell everyone who is poor or has faced hardship that they must have "chosen" where they are at, and they must be poor or sick due to a multitude of shortcomings. If you are troubled and hurting stay away from those people, realize that God understands what you are going through. The Disney "magical thinking" definitely has influenced our society in many ways. 


SUMMING UP

There will be many spiritual tests in this life but God will give you the strength to get through them. Turn to Him first when going through a test and pray for help in dealing with it. Be careful of the advice of the lost world when facing a challenge. Realize that while some things happen due to sin, that many things happen outside a human being's control. Resist the world's messages of condemnation and conformity. 


John 16:33

King James Version (KJV)

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.