Welcome to Armageddon
Welcome to Armageddon 

 

 

The Beginning

 

Chapter 1

In Revelation one, verse eight we are told, Christ is the beginning and the end. So to begin with we will look at the beginning and how the creation of the world came about.

When you read Genesis, at first, it seems like Adam and Eve were the only two people G-d created and that is usually how the story is taught. Yet, upon additional study of the Bible you’ll find there were other people created too. And the first question people have is, “Where did these people come from?”

Scripture explains in Genesis five, verse two when God created human beings: male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. So it is hidden but when G-d created the human race everyone was called Adam. For you see, the name Adam in Hebrew translated means human being.

The next thing I realized as I studied Scripture is that the Lord always had those whom He elected. If it was Abraham, Moses, or the Jews, G-d always had a people whom he had elected. Even in these last days, Christ said many would be called, yet few would be chosen, Matthew 22:14.

And by understanding G-d has always had those whom He picked; thereby, when the Lord G-d planted a garden eastward in Eden; there He put the man whom he had formed, Genesis 2:8. So in other words, out of all the human beings, Adams G-d created, He chose one Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden.

Once G-d placed the man into the Garden of Eden, it was his job to dress it and to keep it. He told the man, saying: Of every tree of the garden thou may eat. But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eats thereof you shall surely die, Genesis 2:15-17.

Sometime later while Adam and Eve were residing in the Garden, a serpent approached Eve and convinced her she would not surely die; if she would just eat some of the fruit from the tree of knowledge, ,Genesis 3:4. Did a snake actually talk? How the serpent conveyed his message can’t be ascertained. But what I do know, as an example, my dog lets me know when she wants to go outside, when she wants to go to bed, and if she wants a treat.

So regardless of how the serpent conveyed his message, what is important to understand is Eve didn’t believe what the Lord instructed, rather she decided to believe a snake. Hence she ate the fruit, and also gave some of the fruit to Adam.

The next thing I realized is G-d does not use our standard of time. In fact, Scripture explains a thousand years, to G-d, is like one day. And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died, 2 Peter 3:8; Genesis 5:5, Genesis 3:22. Hence in G-d’s time and in the same day Adam ate of the fruit, he died. 

Additionally Scripture explains a person who is seeking self-gratification can be dead even while they are alive, 1 Timothy 5:6.  And because God cannot lie, we know in the day Adam and Eve ate of this fruit they died and their fate was sealed.

What is also recorded in Scripture is, Adam and Eve had two sons.  One was named Cain and the other Able. We don’t know how all of the circumstances unfolded. But what is revealed is Cain was jealous of Able, and he killed his brother, Genesis 4.

After Cain killed his brother, the Lord appeared unto Cain and asked him what he had done. Of course, the Lord was aware Cain had killed his brother, and having no remorse Cain asked the Lord if he was his brother’s keeper. So when the Lord passed judgment upon Cain, He told Cain he would be cast out of his presence, and was sent away, Genesis 4.

Upon which time, Cain was fearful for his life, as he knew those who had been raised outside of the Garden would want to kill him. Obviously the reason Cain realized this was because Adam’s family, when chosen, was put in the garden to dress it and to keep it, Genesis 2:15. This meant, they were the garden’s caretakers, and they apparently provided the fruit of the garden to all. However, once Adam disobeyed the Lord and the tree of life and its fruit was removed, they were unable to provide this fruit which caused those outside of the Garden of Eden to die too. Additionally thorns and thistles started growing and the eatable fruit was not as plenteous. All of these circumstances culminating caused the children of men to blame Adam’s family for their demise. Cain, knowing this, realized if he was cast out of the presence of the Lord he would not have the same protection, and knew if they recognized him, they would want to kill him.

Therefore Cain, pleading for his life, explained to the Lord if he were cast out of the Lord’s presence, the people of the nation would want to kill him. Judgment belongs to the Lord G-d, and He granted Cain’s life to be prolonged. And because G-d is good; whereby He helps and even causes the sun to rise on the good and evil, Matthew 5:45. So when the Lord sent Cain out of his presence, He disguised Cain in a way that people would not recognize him, Matthew 7:1-3, Psalms 7:8, Matthew 5:45, and Genesis 4:15.

Leaving the company of the Lord, Cain traveled to a place called Nod, where he met his wife, Genesis 4.

How far Cain had to travel to get to Nod is unclear, but I doubt it was too far, perhaps only a day’s journey. People generally lived in the same area where they had been created. I’m not sure if they had any mode of transportation but I suspect they may have used horses, camels, or mules. Yet generally speaking we know all human life was located on one continent.

It is unclear what type of animals lived in the same general vicinity as humans. We know when Adam named the animals, they were brought to him by the Lord, Genesis 2:19. And I have to presume the larger or fiercer beasts were relocated to another continent after Adam named them.

So in that day, if there had been a map of the known world it may have looked like just one continent. They probably were not aware of any other continents. Nor did they have knowledge of Africa, where the larger and fiercer animals had been relocated and lived.

As the years and generations passed, mankind populated the continent they inhabited. Experiencing many of the same cares and problems of this life that we experience; thereby, the Garden of Eden eventually faded into a dim memory.

And like we see now violence began to show its ugly head and lawlessness began to rule. Scripture tells us the sons of G-d lusted after the daughters of men, Genesis 6:11.

For you see when God chose a people they were always considered the sons of Abraham and of God.  If you were outside of that clan you were called a gentile and the son of man. Hence the ancestors of Adam and Eve were considered the sons of G-d. Whereas, the children born outside of the Garden of Eden were considered the children of men.

When the Lord God created mankind He gave Adam one wife, but apparently the offspring’s of Adam and Eve slept around and took as many wives as they wanted, and sexual immorality became unobstructed. Regardless of all the circumstances, this grieved the Lord G-d, for you see we were created in the image of G-d, who is holy.  So when G-d saw mankind corrupting their ways He said; “the wickedness of man was great in the earth. My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also flesh.” And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart, Genesis 6:1-7.

During those day there was a man named Noah and he found grace in the eyes of the Lord, Genesis 6:8. And the Lord said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them, and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch, Genesis 6:13, 14.

Noah believed what the Lord G-d said and did accordingly, and it is my understanding, the ark was approximately 450 feet long and 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. To put this in perspective, a football field is 360 feet long and 160 feet wide.

As to what animals lived on the landmass where Noah and all people lived, only G-d knows.

Yet this is another reason I have to assume that the larger and more ferocious animals had been relocated to another continent by the Lord.

Now the Lord had commanded Noah, to take of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee, they shall be male and female, Genesis 6:19. Yet cows, chickens, and animals that were for human consumption; Noah was told to take seven of those.

Noah had to gather food for both the animals and his family. And the more animals, the more food had to be taken aboard—as it had to last forty days. And there couldn’t have been any carnivore animals, like lions or he would have had to have taken even more animals than what he was told.

Then when Noah had finished building the ark and gathering all the animals, the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation, Genesis 7:1. Upon which time Noah and his family entered into the ark and all others were drowned.

So we can’t be sure what animals were aboard the Ark. Yet, when we look around we see the difference in our ethnicity. Thereby, we know someone in Noah’s family was black, yellow, brown, and white.

Once they departed the ark, and after many generations passed, again mankind started to repopulate the earth. Obviously in those days all people were of one language, and of one speech, Genesis 11:1.

Then for reasons unknown, there came a time they decided to venture and travel from the area they populated. We don’t know the reason they decided to move or why they traveled, but they journeyed from the east, where they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there, Genesis 11:2.

The descendants’ of Noah were aware of the flood, just like everyone is knowledgeable about it in this day. Yet, being knowledgeable about something doesn’t mean you totally believe it, in your heart, Romans 10:17, Luke 11:28. In fact, we can compare it to many in this day who build space ships to heaven and are not able to find life no other planets.  I am sure they have to be perplexed and ask themselves; is there a God who created life and why were we the only planet created?

And so it was back then, when the descendants’ of Noah traveled to Shinar, they were somewhat bewildered when they didn’t find any other living beings. And to leave a footprint and name for themselves upon earth they said, go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth, Genesis 11:3, 4.

Invariably the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, Genesis 11:5, 6. At which time, the Lord said unto the Kingdom of heaven, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech, Genesis 11:7.

So from that time on when those in heaven came down and by ethnicity they confounded everyone’s language. Or as an example yellow people began speaking Japanese, while others started speaking Chinese which is exemplified in our day. 

How the Lord-God accomplished this feat is a mystery.  Yet we know back then, everyone still colonized the same continent but they could no longer understand each other’s speech, and it was for this reason the place they resided was renamed Babylon. Hence those who spoke English began congregating in one area, those who spoke French congregated in another areas, those who spoke Swahili congregated in yet another area, those who spoke Spanish congregated in another area, and so forth.

Then archaeology digs prove, the earth went through some terrible upheavals, which caused huge earthquakes. This cataclysm was apparently so bad it caused the earth to break apart and separate, causing the children of men to be scattered abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city, Genesis 11:8.

All cultures have knowledge of the flood, but were never made aware of their disposition as it too faded into a distant memory. And up until a little over two hundred years ago there were many who thought the world was flat and some who still think this, Daniel 12:4.

So what these stories reveal is we are all from the same family. All of us had an ancestor get off the same boat, ark, regardless of skin color, nationality, where you live in this world, how much money you have, or even how much money you don’t have. All of these things have been, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Nonetheless what is important to see, in the last day, when the land sins against the Lord by trespassing grievously, and considers His Word dung; He will stretch out his hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof. And although Noah, Daniel, and Job  were in it, as I live, says the Lord G-d, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall deliver their own souls by their righteousness ,Ezekiel 14:14, Ezekiel 14:20, John 12:48.

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Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water. 

 

People will look at the same situation and have different views as to what should be done. Religion and politics is a good example of this. 

 

And to understand the reason people have a different take on situations can depend on what is in their heart, who has influenced them, and their backgrounds.  This takes us to a parable Christ told in Mark 4: 

 

Whereby there was a farmer who planted the word of God.  However people are the seed along the path where the Word of G-d was planted, some who heard the Word were of poor quality for various reasons and some who heard the Word was of good quality.

 

And to fully understand what this means, the Holy Spirit in Jerimiah explains  the heart is deceitful above all things.  Meaning when G-d created mankind He gave us all eyes to see, a mind to think and we are able to calculate things. Nonetheless the things that will motivate a person given a free will cannot be determined.  Or in other words a person defines and interprets things by their emotions and what governs their heart, which can be hate, love, greed, pride, lust, etc.

 

In fact Jesus said, “I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand, Matthew 13:13.

 

 

 So like a Psychiatrist is wise by which a doctor in his wisdom developed an ink blot test, insomuch, the picture one sees, enables a doctor to determine the intent of one’s heart.  Why wouldn’t God be able to have a book written with these same capabilities Jerimiah 17:10, 1Peter 4:12, Psalm 139: 23, 24? And it is for this reason we find so many interpretations of Scripture.  Not because the Lord meant what  has been understood, but what was is in the heart of the interpreter. 

 

Evolution

 

Chapter 2

 

 

 I know evolution makes sense to some people but then that logic falls apart when you consider the earth, mankind, the animals, and everything you see.  All of this happened by accident as some claim?  Or even some forms of life like monkeys turned into mankind?

 

Yet this book will reveal, we are basically like a spices that was created and exiled to a planet to see what makes us, as individuals tick.  Scripture explains this by telling us the heart is deceitful and who can know it, Jeremiah 17:9.  God gave us two eyes to see, ears to hear, a mouth to talk, and a mind to think.  But like explained what motivates an individual given a free will could not be determined.  And we too can be influenced by others yet it is revealed a wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue, Proverbs 17:4.

 

So when the Lord God created mankind the world became the court where the heart being the motives of a person could be tested.  In fact this obviously was the reason the forbidden tree was even in the Garden of Eden. 

 

For if you recall when the Lord-God created mankind the only commandment given was regarding the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And the Lord commanded them not to eat of it and said “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” Genesis 2:17.

 

And by us realizing the forbidden tree of knowledge was growing in the Garden of Eden; this obviously allowed the Most High a way to test the hearts of Adam and Eve.  Or why else would it have been there? So when they were tempted by Satan it gave the Lord a way to test the hidden motives, if any, could be found in their hearts. Psalms 139.

 

Then after they disobeyed God, mankind was driven out of the Garden of Eden and from dust he was created, and to dust he returned, Genesis 3:19.  Thereafter the destruction of the body was inevitable because the curse of death was upon all of mankind.

 

With the destruction of the body Satan had promised Eve they wouldn’t die, Genesis 3:4. Even Christ admitted our soul doesn’t die in the since it goes to sleep, Mark 9:48.  So what we need to realize is the devil mixes lies with truth to deceive.

 

For you see, scripture explains those in heaven look like men and not wind.

 

In fact when the earth was being created, the Lord God said to those in heaven, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” Geneses 1:26. Obviously the Lord God was speaking to the angels in heaven as there are many scriptures that reveal we look like them.

 

One instance that reveals, in appearance, we look like the angels or that being people who live in heaven was when there came two angels to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and when he saw them he rose up to meet them. And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, and tarry all night, and wash, your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways, Genesis 19:1, 2.

 

Persuaded by Lot, these two eventually went to Lot’s home, and before they went to sleep that night, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all people from every quarter: And they called unto lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night, Genesis 19: 4, 5?

 

Sure there was the obvious and the defilement of mankind.  But what needs to be pointed out is angels from heaven in appearance look like humans on earth.

 

Another example of how people on earth resemble those from heaven was when Daniel spoke to an angel from heaven. Daniel tells us, there came one like the appearance of man, Daniel 10:18.

 

Even the New Testament tells us not to be forgetful to entertain strangers; thereby some have entertained angels unawares, Hebrews 13:1. Again revealing we look like those in heaven.

 

What all of this means is explained in Corinthians, whereby it is revealed a humanoid body can be either a celestial body; or a terrestrial body;  and how the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another ,1 Corinthians 15: 35-49. Hence those on earth in appearance look like those in heaven, yet the type of flesh is different in character and composition.  For the first Adam resided in a natural body and we will reside in a spiritual body whereby we will have a body.  Which of course is not the same as being a spirit.

 

But wait, what about the spiritual side to all of this?  Christ told us God is a Spirit, John 4:24.  And like Peter explained in first Peter chapter one, verse sixteen our Lord-God is Holy thus making him a Holy Spirit being interpreted as a Good Spirit.  Whereas Satan on the other hand is considered an evil spirit, an unclean spirit, a lying spirit, and a familiar spirit. 

 

Of course we worship in spirit as Christ said in John four, verse twenty-four.  But to worship God with our whole being and spirit is sure not the same as being a spirit.  

 

To understand the difference between worshipping in spirit and being a spirit we find during the time of Christ, many people were possessed with devils: and Jesus cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick, Matthew 8:16.

 

In fact when Jesus came to Ger-ge-senes’, there met him two men possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs.  Apparently they were exceeding fierce, so nobody dared pass by that way.

 

Of course the devil knows Jesus is the Son of God and when they saw Christ, the spirits in these men cried out, saying, “What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?  Art thou come to torment us before the time?” So the devils via these men besought him, saying, “If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the heard of swine.”

 

Upon Christ casting these spirits out they went into a whole herd of pigs after which they jumped into a sea, Matthew 8:28-33.  And the men who had been possessed by these spirits came back to their right minds.

 

Even Christ testified, a spirit, of itself, doesn’t have a body, Luke 24:39. In fact, these evil spirits that roam the earth are capable of entering into a body and swallowing up and deceiving whom they will.

 

Nonetheless prior to Satan being cast out of heaven, he was like an evil soul in heaven, whereby he inhabited a glorified celestial body. Satan’s goal was to be like God who is a Spirit.  So when he was captured in heaven he was stripped of his celestial body and was cast unto the earth. He is now disembodied and an evil spirit that wanders about going to and fro through the earth, Job 1:7.

 

Once he was cast upon earth he knew he had to look cunning to deceive and entered a serpent.  Apparently a snake wasn’t the same creature we see today.  But at that time the snake was sly and a cunning creature and how it was able to communicate, I can only guess.  But what we know, is it conveyed and promised Eve they wouldn’t die and convinced her they would be like God who is a Spirit, Genesis 3:4.  She in turn influenced Adam to believe the same thing. And this lie persists until this day.

 

Nonetheless, Adam and Eve didn’t realize the forbidden tree of knowledge was placed in the Garden of Eden to test them.  Yet and still, if they had loved the Lord and believed him they would not have been persuaded to partake of the forbidden fruit found on the tree.  Additionally the fact remained they, like Satan, wanted to be like God and chose to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Genesis 3:15.

 

For you see, Scripture explains Satan also wanted to be like God and when he went fourth with his agenda, it was recorded in Isaiah 14:14. And by understanding the Devil’s goal was to be like the Most High, wouldn’t Satan convince his children and those he possessed to mimic God’s successes?  For you see, if your wish is to be like God, you too would want to accomplish the same achievements, wouldn’t you?

 

Yet; it should be realized when you pursue the same exploits and your goal is to impersonate the Lord God; scripture refers to this, as sorcery!  In fact, the story of Moses verifies this same thing, when it explained how the children of men copied the Lords endeavors to persuade themselves of their own power via a spirit that inhabits them, which convinces them to disembowel themselves of the Lord’s presence and his abilities.

 

So when the Lord sent Mosses to Pharaoh to release the children of Israel, the Lord God performed miracles through Aaron’s rod.  But instead of believing. Pharaoh went to the magicians and sorcerers and convinced them to copy the same miracles.  Only when they couldn’t produce the same miracle (affect), did pharaoh allow the children of Israel to leave.  Of course he immediately regretted it.

 

But the moral of this story is, many are able to mimic some of the same affects and even miracles of God. 

 

Yet if you believe Scripture you would know since Adam and Eve the devil deceives the children of men by mixing truth with lies.  During Adam’s time, the Lord God was not naive and knew this was capable of happening, and after they ate fruit from the forbidden tree the Lord said, “Behold, the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil. Genesis 3:22.” And nothing the children of men plan to do would be impossible for them, Genesis 11:6.

 

Nevertheless, when Christ came he didn’t bring medical books; but healed people by the power of God. 

 

Even Elijah not by his power, but by God’s power, via Elijah, fire was called down from heaven, 2 Kings 1:10.

 

Hence it should be obvious the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden changed the genes or makeup of mankind.  This change enabled mankind’s mind to evolve to the point we see in this day and they are able to create medicine which is for the good and weapons of mass destruction for the bad.

 

For if you realize the Bible was written over 2000 years ago.  And at that time they didn’t have planes capable of dropping bombs or even the medicine we see in this day. And by mankind developing to the point we see; they are able to copy many of God’s wonders even sending fire down from heaven.  Whereby the beast which is an evil spirit has deceived and manipulated mankind to a point they think; who is like them and who is able to make war with him.  And by the children of men being able to copy the Lords endeavors they have become vain and have persuaded themselves of their own power and even claim the one who possessed them is Lord.

 

While others like an evolutionist thinks man came from monkeys?  Yet where is their proof?

 

We can prove a boy turns into a man as we can witness and watch it happen. But a monkey changing into a man?

 

A monkey progressing to the point he can fly a space ship to the moon? Or an astronomical string of events and coincidently everything from mankind to every type of animal was just accidently created?

 

Yet what I know is mankind in their infancy stole the fruit from a tree that enabled them to learn, both good and evil.  This allowed them to mature to the point they could heal the sick which is for the good and make bombs that can kill for the bad. 

 

If mankind can fly a spaceship to the moon, why wouldn’t the Lord God who created the entire earth have a tree with this kind of capability?

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There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death, Proverbs 14:12

This of course means you can give to the poor, you can help the needy and do all kinds of good works.  On the surface all of this is good nonetheless it will not buy you a ticket into heaven.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. So in other words, God the Father will implement the law like the destruction of sinners, but Christ revealed the truth.  And if you are able to grasp the truth that he brought, you will find grace.

Grace

 

Chapter 3

The Old Testament explains when we reached the last days and the judgement of God,  even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were alive they would not be able to save a son nor daughter, but they would only be able to save their own souls by their own righteousness, Ezekiel 14:14, Ezekiel 14:20.

 

Additionally, Christ warned us, our righteousness had to exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, Matthew 5:20, Matthew 11:25, and John 12:48.  The Pharisees and Scribes were the religious leaders in Christ’s day. 

 

Now we know the religious leaders, in that day, did a lot of good works like feeding the hungry, and helping the poor. And when Christ revealed all were sinners, they could not deny they were offenders.  Nonetheless what Christ exposed is they outwardly appeared righteous but in fact held to hypocrisy, Matthew 23:28.  

 

So what this reveals is how they interpreted Scripture. In other words when you realize the Bible has one author, and that is God.  And if your explanation of Scripture has contradictions it is because you are a hypocrite and not God.

 

In our day, as an example Christ said “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses”, Luke 12:15.

 

And then Christ said, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”, John 10:10.

 

Christ told us to beware of covetousness yet the hypocrite will ignore this and preach abundance is to seek riches and gold.

 

However; we know abundance is not the things we possess, but what Christ meant when he said, to those who follow his lead, our life would be abundant due to it will be eternal.

 

So the way a person can be like be like Daniel, Job, and Noah and excel in righteousness is to repent of their sins and flee hypocrisy.  

 

Therefore, just because you know Jesus is the Son of God; this in itself won’t save you; because, you see even Scripture explains there was a day, Christ encountered two men who were possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs.  The devil in these men said unto Christ, “What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?  Art thou come to torment us before the time?”  So if the devil knows Jesus is the Son of God; yet he is looking for torment.  By, this you should realize, knowing Jesus is the Son of God is not enough.

 

Furthermore, just because God so loved the world, and is good unto all people shinning the sun on the good and evil, this isn’t an automatic ticket into heaven, Matthew 5:45.

 

Of course, after Christ came and if you believed him, wouldn’t you be appreciative of him, Luke 7:47, Matthew 21:31?  For you see the one commandment that will hinge everything else together; is to love the Lord thy God with all our hearts, mind, and soul Luke 10:27. And you cannot proclaim you love Christ with all your strength, and use his Word for your toilet paper!   Can you?

 

You would surly believe him and what he taught, wouldn’t you?  Not with selective hearing but everything He says. Right?  And if you are able to grasp this, you will find the mystery of grace. 

 

Nonetheless, love, greed, lasciviousness, covetousness, stubbornness, deceit, and hate are all emotions which govern the heart, Jeremiah 17:9. 

 

As an example, a person who is deceitful will have selective hearing believing what he wants, and makes justification for other scripture.  By this means, he turns the truth of God into a lie, as though God were a hypocrite Romans 1:25. And apparently this is what the religious leaders did, in Christ’s day.

 

The religious leaders looked unto men for exaltation for this was their main source of income and Christ revealed their self-righteousness.  This absolutely infuriated them, Matthew 23.

 

Christ even explained whosoever shall put away his wife except for the cause of sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.  For you see God gave Adam one wife and only because of the hardness of ones heart did God allow Moses to decree an agreement for divorce, Matthew 19:8. 

 

So again, in our day, we know many are correct when they preach God joined Adam to Eve and not Adam to Steve.  Yet if a person is not governed by hypocrisy they cannot condemn the homosexual and excuse the adulteress.   Can they?

 

People will claim, “God wants them to be happy”.  Are they saying they would not have been happy if they were to flee sin and obey the word of the Lord?

 

Selective hearing is what Adam and Eve did when they ignored God’s Words and what the Lord requested.  We are to follow Jesus’s lead who was sinless by being obedient unto God and not Adam who was disobedient, Philippians 5:2-8.  Not saying we don’t fail at times but we surly don’t continue on as status quo like Christ meant nothing to us.

 

In fact Jesus told us not to call any man father or Rabbi, Matthew 23:7-9.  He was obviously referring to spiritual leaders. Of course this was a simple thing and not anything hard to do. Yet and still, many hear what the Lord commands but will not do what is decreed. Like who is Christ to tell them what to do?

 

There was a time in history according to some movies when a volcano was about to erupt, the residents would find a virgin and throw her into the volcano, in hopes this would appease the gods.  Yet, if you were the great God that ruled over the volcano, ALL POWERFUL, and governed by love, would this make sense?  You have to allow your favorite son to be slaughtered and by him being killed, this is what is going to save everyone else?  And this is your god and what you consider love?  

 

What Hebrews nine is telling us is; Christ was like a person leaving an inheritance to his children.  Of course like a person’s last testament and will, it too may have stipulations attached.

 

However, because God can’t lie and rip up the first declaration which had been written in the Old Testament; whereby, it had ordinances of divine service. And the priests always went into the tabernacle, performing the services whereby a lamb was sacrificed for sin.  Of course a lamb could never take away sins.

 

So when Christ was crucified he establish a new disposition because when he came he gave us teachings that proceeded from God being what the Father declared sin to be. However, the world loved their sins and didn’t want to hear him.  So as a lamb they slaughtered him whereby he became the mediator or that being the go-between of the new covenant.

 

And because the first declaration had the shedding of blood the new disposition could only be recognized by the shedding of blood.  So in essence Christ became the lamb and was led to the slaughter whereby it fulfilled the law of the Old Testament but brought in the New.    

 

So the Old Testament was given to us by God via Moses and prior to Christ being crucified the Pharisees wanted to justify their actions via the Law of Moses.  So they brought a woman they had caught in adultery to Jesus, and asked if they should follow what Moses taught and stone her?  Christ teachings include forgiveness but we also leave the judgment up to God.  So he asked them if any of them was without sin and of course none of them were, John 8. 

 

But what is important for us to see is, when Jesus sent the woman away he told her to repent and not to sin anymore! For you see, “Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin and the devil”.

Of course, those who love their sin claim if you repent and seek to follow what Christ taught, is to seek heaven by works?  But rather Christ came to deliver us from sin by telling us what sin was.  And Christ said, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent, John 6:29.  And of course we are to follow his teachings being his lead.

As I can testify if you had truly received the Holy Spirit you would know that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world, 1 John 4:4.  For it isn’t because we are able to accomplish any feats and flee sin except by him that lives in us and strengthens us, 2 Corinthians 3:5, Ephesians 2:9, Isaiah 14:10. Hence it is the gift of God and we are unable to brag.

 

And because we believe Scripture and know God is not a liar, neither a hypocrite, we know and can testify those who refused to repent of their sins will not honor but curse the God of heaven with the way they live their lives, Revelation 16:9.

 

Therefore, fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry have to be put aside.  As we know the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, who practice such things, Colossians 3:5-7.  Christ showed us what sin is and if you believe his teachings you will follow his lead.

 

So unlike the devil and his children, we are doers of his word, and not hearers only.  For it is the hearers who have deceived themselves James 1:22. Because there is not a cup that can be washed much less a drop of blood spilled, whereby; you can ignore G-d’s Word and expect grace, James 1:22-25, John 12:48, Matthew 11:15.  Christ said, either make the tree good, and the fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt for the tree is known by his fruit, Matthew 12:33.

 

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When people don’t believe what Christ taught or what the Bible says, they adopt a false hopes.  Even Scripture explains this by telling us God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, 2Thessalonians 2:11.

So traveling around the world we find many will pray to statues, others will pray five times a day, while even some dress in elaborate cloths, and so on.  In fact people throughout the world have usually adopted the god of their peers.

Then we find some Muslims believe injustice has been committed against them and these become suicide killers.  They obviously have to think they are fighting for the good and paradise awaits them.  And contrary to what many think this is not anything new. As years ago during WW II some practiced hari-kari where they too would commit suicide for the sake of their country.  

Don't your young men when risking their lives go to war for your country, if they die they assume heaven awaits them?  

Many will hold to Daniel in Scripture as he was a man of war. During the days of Daniel they were fighting for real estate.  Since Christ we were made aware this world was given over to Satan and to be a friend of this world is to be the enemy of God, James 4:4.  So the country we strive to enter into is heaven and like Israel if we are mindful of what country we are leaving being this world we may want to turn back, Hebrews 11:15 

Murder is defined as one who takes another person’s life, and Scripture explains a murderer will not inherit the Kingdom of God, Galatians 5:19-21.  Nonetheless when they crucified Christ he requested the Father to forgive them, and if a person repents they can still be saved.

So if a person kills you, regrets it, repents, and doesn’t continue killing people he can be forgiven. 

Yet when you kill yourself, there is no way to regret it, or repent.  And if God would judge a person for killing you and he didn’t repent, he has to judge you the same way, if you kill yourself.  As both of you would have killed the same person.  Namely you!   For you see the God of heaven does not show favoritism neither is He a hypocrite, Romans 2:11!

God is good and He of course gives a person time to repent.  Remember Canes brother Able?  How the Lord was gracious and even spared his life.  Nonetheless it is important not to run out of time for it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Lord.  And when I witness earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, volcanos and such I am not so vain as to believe the Lord God needs my help, James 4:12. 

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Who is G-d and Jesus

 

Chapter 4

 

 As explained in First Corinthians starting at chapter fifteen in verse twelve we are told how a human body can be either celestial or terrestrial.  A terrestrial person is of the earth while a celestial person would be of heaven, they in appearance look alike yet somehow the type of flesh each reside in is different.

In fact we can find another story in Scripture that testifies this is true.  It is in the Old Testament during a time when Jacob had been estranged from his brother Esau. The brothers had been alienated because as boys Jacob had hijacked Esau birthright.  Jacob knew Esau was angry with him so he ventured off and lived and worked for a man called Laban. Laban was a tough taskmaster but the Lord blessed Jacob and when He took account of everything, the Lord told Jacob to return back home.  Jacob was concerned Esau would hold a grudge against him and as he traveled back home the angels of God met him. Apparently Jacob wrestled with a man who was obviously from heaven, Geneses 32:24.  So again we find those in heaven appear like men and not wind.

 

And to get a better grasp on how we on earth will be transformed to look like those in heaven; is to understand another story in the New Testament. It was during a time the Jews were on a quest to commit genocide against the church.  At that time they had killed James the brother of John and had captured Peter.  But because it was the high feast of Passover they held Peter in prison.  While Peter was in custody low and behold there was an earthquake that opened the prison doors and an angel came unto Peter untethering his chains enabling him to escape.

 

Free of prison, Peter went to the house of Mary and when a young woman answered the door she was shocked and told everyone inside it was Peter.  Before they realized what had actually happened, they assumed Peter had been killed and it was a resurrected Peter who had been transformed and was coming to them from heaven, Acts 12: 1-15.

 

For you see we don’t believe in death and know if we follow Christ in life we will follow him in death as promised, John 11:25.  Or didn’t you know when Christ rose from the grave he was in a glorified body? Scripture revealed his grave was empty; and the apostles even ate with him after he rose from the grave, Mark 16:14.  At that time Christ told them he was not a spirit because a spirit does not have flesh and bones like he has, Luke 24:39.

 

So by all of Scripture it should be obvious, prior to Jesus being born upon earth he lived in heaven in a Celestial body. However the Father which is the sovereign portion of God’s Spirit dwelled in him.

Then as we were approaching the beginning of the end of the world. The word of God via the Spirit of God in Christ spoke and said let my beloved Son be born flesh.  Hence the soul of Jesus as an embryo was implanted in Mary and he was born a terrestrial man. 

Whereby in the beginning, was the word & the word was God, and the word was with God John 1:1.  Or as we would say this: God spoke and what He said became flesh.  Not God a Spirit that dwelled in Christ became flesh but Christ a celestial being was impregnated in Mary as a terrestrial being and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten.

When Christ was born it was only the soul of Jesus that was removed from heaven.  While the Spirit of God and our Father who had resided in Christ, had been released from Christ’s body and stayed in heaven.

Then some years later, Jesus a living soul and the son of man was walking upon earth.  Prior to him beginning his ministry Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove, Mark 1:9, 10.

To understand how the Spirit of God is fashioned you have to understand how the Godhead being the Father is the supreme portion of His Spirit and how the Holy-Spirit is connected yet separate.  The simplest way to understand this is to liken the Father to the root of a tree, and the tree as the Holy Spirit.  The root and the tree are connected yet they are two different units, but together they make up one tree.

 

So while Christ was upon earth after he received the Holy Spirit, he was two people yet in one body.  And I don’t know why this would be so hard to imagine unless you just can’t believe the Spirit of God actually exists.  Nonetheless, the portion of the Spirit, that is the Father, stayed in heaven during this time.

 

Once Christ had finished telling us what the Father deemed as sin, they hated him and

He was crucified.  While in the grave for three days his body went through a life cycle known as complete metamorphosis. Similar to what a butterfly would experience.  Consequently his earthly body changed back into the heavenly and he put on immortality and the rebirth (born again) took wit as his grave was empty, 1 Corinthians 15:51-54.  

For you see Christ told us we too would have to be born again.  Whereas our body will also have to go through a life cycle known as a complete metamorphosis. Consequently our earthly body will be changed into the heavenly and put on immortality, First Corinthians 15:53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality.  And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Now because Christ is the Messiah being the anointed one after he rose from the grave the God-Head which is the portion of the Spirit that is the Father entered back into him, John 17:5, 1 Corinthians 8:6.

Those of us who receive Jesus and are baptized with the Holy Spirit receive the portion of God’s Spirit that was in Jesus when he walked upon earth.  In fact this is the reason the apostles didn’t receive the Holy Spirit until he had risen due to the Holy Spirit was taking up residence in him.    

Christ declared in John fourteen, verse twenty the Father is in me and I in you. And you should, by now, be able to understand why he said this.

So I hope you see, to be a spirit and to worship in spirit are two different things. The Father our God is a Spirit, John 4:24. Satan wanted to be like God.  Yet our goal is not to be like God but to be like Christ as we know when He appears we will be like him, 1 John 3:2.

Yet and still two thousand years ago Paul warned after he was gone grievous wolves would enter in; not sparing the flock, Acts 20:29-31.  Even Christ explained in Matthew twenty-four, verses two and three when the temple that was standing in that day was tore down, there would be many who would claim Jesus is the Christ, yet they would not know him, Matthew 24:5.

During those years they claimed the Emperor of Rome was God so when the apostasy began to rise it was pretty easy to convince people Christ a man was God.  By Christ being removed and in heaven he posed no new threats to the Roman Emperor so they willingly accepted this.

Yet they totally deny the existence of the Father a Spirit and our God that lives inside of Christ because they never received him and don’t know him, 1 John 2:22, 23.

For you see God is Holy and God is a Spirit thus making God a Holy Spirit.  God a Spirit didn’t become flesh for no-one has ever seen God, John 1:18.  Additionally Scripture explains in Numbers 23:19 God is not man that he should lie neither is He the son of man.

 

Of course you have to realize God inspired all of Scripture and He is not a hypocrite so He would not say one thing in one place in his word and mean something entirely different in another place.  Neither is he a liar.

 

So I hope you see now why Scripture explains our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and He resides in us, 1 Corinthians 6:15-20.  And because the body is the house for his Spirit, if you are left without a new body and the new birth (born again) does not take wit, you would be found naked and would suffer separation from his Spirit which of course means you are dead, Geneses 3:19! 

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The next chapter addresses the question of why God created mankind, for thus said the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me Isaiah 45:11.  And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, Isaiah 45:3; all of which are found in his Word. 

I have made the earth, and created man upon it:  I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens and all their host have I commanded Isaiah 45:12.  Yes, said the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited, Isaiah 45:18.

So Christ, by way of God [his maker], created the world, yet it was not in vain.  Thereby, we know there had to have been a reason.

 

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Reason God Created mankind

 

5.    It is written that all things were made for God’s pleasure, Revelation 4:11.  And because of this one verse, many people assume we are like some kind of toy, you make for kids.  They assume when you succeed in life this is for God’s pleasure.

But to refute this translation, we find a story Christ told in Luke sixteen, verses nineteen through twenty-three.  The story is about a rich man who had plenty of goods stored up while a beggar named Lazarus lay at his gate, full of sores.  The beggar desired the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  Both men died and the rich man went to hell while Lazarus was taken to heaven.

Obviously God does not get pleasure out of people suffering, so there is a need to know what was meant when Scripture explains all things were made for God’s pleasure.  As it can’t mean what some vain talkers say, Titus 1:10.

So to begin with and to understand the reason God created mankind is to realize, in a great army there are captains, sergeants, and other officers.  However, the portion of, the Spirit that is in Christ makes Christ the Commander in Chief, First Corinthians 11:3.

Using a military phrase to explain the Kingdom of God and how it is fashioned, I want you to realize the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, Second Corinthians 10:5, 6.  For you see the wisdom that proceeds from God, is better than weapons of war, Ecclesiastes 9:18.

Scripture only touches on the fact that before the world was created, Satan used to be a beautiful angel in heaven.  He led some sort of rebellion in heaven, whereas; those who followed him were cast out, Luke 10:18.  Scripture informs us after Satan’s fall ‘the Lord told Satan, “How have you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning”.

We have no knowledge, what Satan did in heaven, but I am sure it was pretty horrific.  The only thing that is sure, is when a person is proud they can become contentious, Proverbs 13:10.  And the word pride in this context means a person becomes the epitome of conceit.  And to date Satan will use mankind, and thinks he is capable to take on God a Holy Spirit and his Christ, Revelation 19:10.

And of a truth this world was given over to Satan for a season, Luke 4: 5-7. Nonetheless his judgment has come.

Now we know angels are those who were created in heaven, but with a celestial body.  So they are beings that look like you and I, but in a celestial body, Galatians 1:8.  A prophet is a person who has been created upon earth with a terrestrial body, and they bring God’s message.  The only difference is the type of body they inhabit.  And where they were created.

Before the world was created, apparently Satan didn’t agree with God’s politics and rule, so he started some sort of revolt and convinced many other angels to follow suit.

And to fully understand how God’s Holy Spirit can leave a person, yet that person can still have a sense of being alive. All you have to do is read the story of King Saul 1 Samuel 18.  This story also reveals after God’s Spirit left him an evil spirit overcame him and because of his jealously for David he began to get violent and do wickedly.

So not to get off point we find King Saul in the Old Testament at one point served the Lord, insomuch he was blessed by the Lord and the Holy Spirit entered into Saul.  But Saul became vain in his thinking and decided to do things his way and did not honor what the Lord commanded.  So the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, 1 Samuel 16:14.

Another example of how the Holy Spirit could depart a person whose heart was not really established in truth is explained in Acts.  This was after the church was established and a man and his wife joined the true church but they were dishonest.  Then Peter said unto his wife: “How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?  Behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door and shall carry thee out.”  Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost:  and the young men came in, and found her dead, and carrying her forth, buried her by her husband, Acts 5: 9, 10.  So like King Saul in the Old Testament, the Spirit of God departed out of them and they were carried to their graves. 

Even Paul told us when evil is found in a person to deliver that person over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh.  So the spirit being the Holy Spirit not their worm or soul could be saved, First Corinthians 5:5.

So what needs to be understood is Satan and his angels at one point had a celestial body but were created in heaven.  At which point the Spirit of God resided in them.  Nonetheless when they became disobedient heaven was divided causing war to break out.  Once these outlaws were captured their celestial bodies were disintegrated and their worms [spirits-souls] were cast unto the earth.

These fallen angels cast out of heaven were like mere viruses and lost souls but dismembered and at this point they were unable to find rest and started to go to and fro in the earth, walking up and down in it, Job 1:7, Mathew 12:43, Luke 11:24.

The New Testament reveals how this evil maggot can cling himself to food, animals, and people, John 13:26, Matthew 8:31.  So when Satan was first cast out of heaven, apparently during those days there were great beasts called dinosaurs that roamed the earth and seeking rest Satan entered into them.  The Bible describes these beasts as dragons and this is how he gained his name the great dragon, Revelation 12:9, and Revelation 20:7, 8, Genesis 3.

I can only imagine insomnia so bad where you can’t find rest and apparently the devil went about to seek rest and this was how he earned the name of a great dragon, 

Apparently, people were not yet created so how this story unfolded exactly is only up for debate but I can rest assured it really happened.

For if you understand God’s time is not our time, like the apostle wrote a day to God is like a thousand years, Second Peter 3:8. But knowing what we know today I almost think a day to God can be like ten thousand years, Daniel 12:4.

There is nothing written in Scripture, that mankind and dinosaurs (dragons) coexisted, so once the dinosaurs were annihilated, God created mankind upon earth.   This again caused this evil spirit to roam about the earth unable to find rest, whereby he goes to and fro in the earth, walking up and down in it, Job 1:7.

Once mankind was created, God elected one of the human beings [Adam], and placed him in the Garden of Eden.

And as explained, the Lord God knew the heart is deceitful above all things, Jeremiah 17:9. So again it is realized what motivate an individual given a free will could not be determined.  The works of God are marvelous.  All of us are given a brain so we can think, and are able to calculate things.  All of us are given eyes so we can see, ears to hear, etc.  However, love, greed, covetousness, stubbornness, deceit, and hate are emotions which governs the heart.  And this is what could not be determined or measured when God created a soul given a free will. 

And as revealed previously, this too was the reason the forbidden tree of knowledge was established in the Garden of Eden. Whereby God was able to test the heart of mankind.

For you see, mankind has always been given a free will, and has always been able to choose what they want to believe.  Those who are of a good and honest heart will do and believe things that are good and honest, and those who don’t won’t, Luke 8:15.

But what is important to understand in this, is reason mankind and the world were created.  For you see, the Lord God didn’t want another war in heaven, like Satan had caused.  Hence the obvious reason He created mankind on earth and not again beings [angels] in heaven was because the world became the court where God tries the heart. 

Now the regeneration Christ mentioned in Mathew is the kingdom of God being made anew, Mathew 19:28, Proverbs 8.   Yet Satan knew, if God found those who believed, obeyed, and trusted in him, that his end would come. Thereby to prevent the regeneration from taking hold Satan took up residence in a snake, thereby; gaining him another name--the old serpent.  Entering in the snake he approached Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Scripture tells us the reason Satan chose the serpent was because it was more sly, cunning, and crafty, than the other beasts God created, Genesis 3. 

Did a snake actually talk?  Or was Satan capable to take up residence in the snake, and able to convey a message unto Eve via mental telepathy like it was her own thoughts, yet conveyed through the serpent?  Farfetched?  I don’t think so, as I have seen in this day they hook up wires to the brain and a person with mechanical limbs is capable to operate them.  So who is to say how Satan conveyed this message, other than we know he did.

Regardless of how the serpent communicated his message, we know Eve, gave heed to her hearts desires, and was persuaded by the cunningness of the serpent.  She didn’t even consider the Lord and his words, but instead convinced Adam to eat of the fruit also.

So the reason Satan wanted to hinder mankind, was because he knew once the Lord had found those that loved him, they would believe him, and want to please him.  Satan, also, realized when this happened the regeneration and the mending of the Kingdom of God would come to a conclusion; yet, so would his end, Mathew 19:28, Proverbs 31:10-31.   And for this reason, beginning with Adam and Eve; Satan started his war upon earth trying to get people to listen to him, and not to God.

Jeramiah 19:14, Psalm 84:10, Jeramiah 11:20, Psalm 17:3, 1Peter 1:7 [too many verses to list].

Thereby God created mankind on earth and not again angels (people) in heaven.

Yet, I tell you believe Christ’s teachings and not only that he existed!

Because of a truth, God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life, John 3:16.  And he can’t lie! 

So the question is not; does God love you?  The question is, do you love him?

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