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  1. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    (Parentheses) within Bible passages cited are used to expound on the word/s in [brackets] which precede the parentheses. ALL CAPS are used for double emphasis; this is my way of saying, "It says what it says, and it means what it means." The Bible is self-explanatory (i.e., "the best defense of Scripture is Scripture itself") in its interpretation (i.e., "the perspicuity of Scripture"), but even to this day, we find unnecessary criticism from Biblical "scholars" and theologians alike. According to these "brilliant" minded men and women, they ask, "hath God said?" (cf. Gen. 3:1-5; Lev. 18:22; Isa. 66:1-2; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Tim. 1:9-10; 2 Pet. 1:3; Jude 7).
    "And without controversy great is [the mystery of godliness] (Grk. to tes eusebeias musterion; i.e., "The Revelation of God in Christ disclosed within the pages of Holy Scripture"): God was [manifest] (Grk. phaneroo; i.e., "The Incarnation of the Eternal Son of God") in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)
    The Doctrine of the Trinity (i.e., "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit" as ONE in BEING; He is the One True and Living God) has been slandered by the unregenerate as polytheistic, heretical, an invention of man, and even stated as being demonic in origin. I will first begin by explaining in a nutshell what the Trinity is NOT; I will also be providing Irrefutable arguments to destroy every argument that raises itself against the knowledge of God; and we are all obligated to defend its Truth from all false teachings that raises itself against the knowledge of God, and to do so with the right spirit (cf. 2 Cor. 10:4-5; 2 Tim. 2:15, 24-25; 3:16; 4:1-5; Tit. 1:9; 1 Pet. 3:15). Below are a list of false doctrines and heresies that have been taught throughout church history in Christendom.
  2. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But in the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." (Luke 17:28-30)
    There is rise in sexual immorality in today's world, and its rapid increase is unprecedented; but should we be surprised? that is, should Genuine and Discerning Christians be caught "off-guard" by this wickedness? What are most Christians doing today? Most of them are warming the pews at their local churches just waiting to leave as soon as the "worship" service is over; they are too cowardly to defend Biblical Morality and expose the wickedness and perversion of sexually immoral acts, why? Because the fear of imprisonment and retaliation from LGBTQ activists who give "hearty approval" of their rebellion to God's Moral Laws (Rom. 1:32). 
    Romans Chapter One discusses what happens when God abandons a nation or society; their hearts become darkened with impurity, and they receive the "due penalty" for their sins (e.g., "AIDS, STD's, etc." v.26-27). These acts of Sodomy are so disgusting and perverse, that the mere mention of it is shameful (cf. Eph. 5:12); such unabashed men and women have abandoned the Moral Laws of God set in stone, and suppress the Truth; therefore, God abandons them and gives them over to the depravity of their sexually promiscuous acts to dishonor their bodies (v.28; "Pornography, Pedophilia, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Sadomasochism, Bestiality, etc."). 
  3. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    "No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For [NOTHING IS SECRET], that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, [THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN] and come abroad." (Luke 8:16-17)
    Words contained within [brackets] are used to expound on/place emphasis on certain words or phrases; there may also be grammatical errors, such as: punctuation, sentence fragments, and misplaced modifiers; so i apologize if you may have difficulty understanding any content within this message. ALL CAPS within [brackets] are utilized to place extreme importance and special attention in order that the reader may have a clearer and definite understanding concerning the Context of Bible passages cited in this discussion. I am fully aware that some readers may be overwhelmed by the length of this message; however, I believe that this is vitally important and crucial if we are to grow in the Knowledge of the Truth and to ascertain it, because none of us have "arrived" spiritually.
    The bombardment of attempts made by the Devil and his cohorts to put an end to my ministry is what elicited me to write this message; these ultra pathetic losers just can't seem to get it through their thick skulls that Satan does not have their best interests in mind. These men and women are under his absolute control; he has them on a leash, and when he is done taking advantage of these poor saps, he will dispose of them like the trash that they are. When God's Absolute Sovereignty over all creatures who oppose Him and His Faithful remnant are understood with acute discernment, it will then reveal that such men and women most certainly do live up to their name. This topic will be [ongoing], as there are countless methods the god of this world uses to deceive the unbelieving and simple-minded; so please be patient and bear with me on this. Let's fight this battle together, soldiers!
    "We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and [THAT WICKED ONE TOUCHETH HIM NOT] (Grk. ouch haptetai autou; i.e., to lay hold of or grasp). And we know that we are of God, and [THE WHOLE WORLD LIETH IN WICKEDNESS]. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life." (1 John 5:18-20)
  4. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    Words contained within [brackets] are used to expound on or place emphasis on certain words or phrases in particular; there may also be grammatical errors: such as punctuation, sentence fragments, and misplaced modifiers, so my apologies if you may have trouble with any content concerning contextual information given in this message. ALL CAPS within [brackets] are used to place extreme importance and special attention within the context of Bible passages to the reader. *Asterisks* are used when describing God's Nature. 
    "He that believeth on the Son [hath everlasting life] (Grk. echei zoen aionion -- present indicative; "to experience Full Communion with the Divine Creator for all of Eternity"): and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but [THE WRATH OF GOD] abideth on him." (John 3:36) 
    "Of how much [SORER PUNISHMENT], suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath [TRODDEN UNDER FOOT] the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" (Hebrews 10:29)
    The world is full of intractable men and women who pridefully and willfully rebel against the God of Scripture, and because of their hardened hearts, they stand condemned to Eternal Fire; their stubbornness will ultimately lead to an irrevocable denial of the sinfulness of their unregenerate hearts (cf. Ps. 17:10; Isa. 6:10; Jer. 5:23; Zech. 7:12; Rom. 2:5; Eph. 4:17-19; Heb. 3:7-9; 4:5-7; Rev. 9:20; 16:9-11). There is a greater condemnation for those who have "trodden under foot" the Son of God; this phrase was taken from a gesture used to express scorn and disdain in the Near East region during ancient times: its meaning was to "lift up one's foot" (cf. Ps. 41:9; 2 Kgs. 9:33; Isa. 14:19; Mic. 7:10; Zech. 10:5). To spurn the Goodness of our Creator who brought us into existence so that we might enjoy the True meaning of life to its fullest is to treat the precious and priceless Blood of the Lamb with utter contempt; in other words, these are those who value the shed Blood of Jesus Christ as unclean, and such people will receive a greater punishment in Hell and the Lake of Fire (Matt. 23:14; cf. Heb. 9:11-14; 10:26). 
  5. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    I will be focusing on the Absolute Sovereignty of Almighty God; how all Christians are to understand its purpose in Creation according to His unchanging Nature, and the Eternal consequences of willful rebellion and rejection against the Most High. My message will consist of:
    I. Resistance and willful rebellion against the Sovereignty of God. II. Absolute Faith and Trust in God is connected to understanding God's Sovereignty. III. The Sovereignty of God over the the knowledge and wisdom of conscious creatures (His Omniscience). IV. The Sovereignty of God in the midst of the suffering of His people. V. The Sovereignty of God over the forces of evil. VI. The Condemnation of Christ-rejecters. VII. The hardening of the hearts of the lost/unbelievers and the death of innocent people. VIII. Closing remarks.
  6. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,    My apologies for my poor Grammar and punctuation errors; my hope for the reader is for him/her to attain a deeper Understanding of God and Christ through His Words found in Holy Scripture.
    "Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: [And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain]. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)

    I will be focusing on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith [in] Him; the [express image] (Grk. charakter tes hupostaseos; i.e., "The Word of God sustains all things in existence" see Col. 1:17) of the Invisible God, Incarnate in human flesh (Jn. 1:14,18; 10:30; 14:9; 2 Cor. 4:4,6; Col. 1:15; 2:9; Heb. 1:3). Sadly, those who deny the Lordship of  Jesus Christ will always take issue with His Deity, even though there is conclusive evidence that proves that He is. He is the "EXACT" [representation] of God; so in other words, He is EVERYTHING that the Invisible God is in bodily form, and yet He is still NOT Deity according to these doubters. This sort of nonsense is a perfect example of how Satan blinds the minds of apostates and false teachers. Jesus was the most humble man who had ever walked the Earth as God in human flesh, and He also claimed equality with God Himself (cf. Matt. 11:29; Mk. 10:45; Jn. 5:18,19; 10:30; 13:3-7; Phil. 2:5-11).   "Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but [a body hast thou prepared me]: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God." (Hebrews 10:5-7)   The author of Hebrews takes this quote from Psalm 40:6 (LXX Septuagint) which reads, "mine ears hast thou opened": this is a Hebrew idiom for the hollowing out of the ears as integral to fashioning a human body. Ears are organs symbolic of being attentive to God's Will and His Truth's (1 Sam. 15:22); the Ultimate Sacrifice was offered unto God with the Gift of Unspeakable Value: The Precious Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ (Heb. 2:14).   [Continued]
  7. *Light*
    Hello Family of God, 
    "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, [UNTIL SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN]." (Matthew 18:21-25)
    It was taught by the Rabbi's of Jesus's day that forgiveness was to be granted to those seeking forgiveness up to three times; this was taken out of Old Testament Scripture where God had forgiven the enemies of Israel only three times (Amos 1:3,6,9,11,13). Peter was attempting to impress our Lord Jesus Christ by taking it a step further with forgiving those who trespass against us up to seven times; but the Lord, even this was not up to God's standard of forgiveness. We must understand that God is Omniscient, and knows the hearts of every living being with a conscious (1 Sam. 16:7; 1 Kgs. 8:39; 1 Chron. 28:9; Ps. 44:21; 139:13; Prov. 21:2; Jer. 17:9-10; 20:10; Matt. 9:4; Lk. 16:15; Jn. 2:25; Acts 1:24; 15:8; 1 Cor. 4:5; Rev. 2:23). There are certain commands and instructions which come directly from the Lord Himself that no mortal creature can do in like manner: such as shaking the dust of your feet and condemning those who will not receive the Gospel upon their first rejection of it; for there is always the possibility that the Lord will draw such people to Him when the timing is right when the Gospel is ministered to the lost (cf. Isa. 55:11; Matt. 10:11-15; Jn. 6:44; 1 Cor. 3:6-8). 
    "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, [it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, NEITHER IN THE WORLD TO COME]." (Matthew 12:32)
    Does this mean that the Lord is reluctant to forgive those who know they have sinned against Him, and regardless if they beg for His mercy? Mercy and Forgiveness is granted to all who will "repent" of their sins before God, it is not granted to those who refuse to repent and continually reject the Gospel Message; for what is the point in doing so? What will this accomplish? It will only demonstrate that God is unjust for allowing sin to go unpunished, and we know that cannot be the case since God is the Most Holy and Righteous; He cannot overlook sin, so retribution must be doled out upon unrepentant sinners (cf. Prov. 28:13; Matt. 9:13; Lk. 5:32; 13:3; Acts 3:19; 17:30). God is always willing to forgive those who come to Him in Genuine Repentance and a Broken spirit, and the one who has been forgiven by God will manifest a heart of unlimited forgiveness towards those who have wronged them (Ps. 136; Matt. 6:14-15; 2 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13; Heb. 8:12; 1 Jn. 1:9)."For it is impossible for those who were once [enlightened], and have [tasted of the heavenly gift], and were made [partakers of the Holy Ghost], And have [tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come], If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:4-6)
  8. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,   "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for [the devil sinneth FROM THE BEGINNING]. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might [DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL]. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not from God, neither he that loveth not his brother." (1 John 3:8-10)   All of us will eventually come to a fork in the road which will determine our Eternal Fate (Deut. 1:26-38; Josh. 24:15; Matt. 8:21-22; 16:24; Jn. 3:18; Heb. 3:7-19; 4:1-8); we must be ensured that the path we take is the correct one, because many will travel too far in the wrong direction at some point in their life and encounter pitfalls, thorn bushes, and ravenous birds, they can't seem to extricate themselves out of, and eventually towards the edge of a cliff to their own destruction. One must be settled in their hearts and consider the consequences of both good and bad life decisions. In the life of every man or woman, there are only two paths to take: the broad way, or the narrow way; and the exclusivity of the One True Religion of Christianity cannot be compromised in the least (Isa. 35:8; Matt. 7:13-14; Lk. 13:23-25; Jn. 6:40; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Jn. 14:6; Heb. 10:26). If one feels as if they have already taken the narrow path and cannot make any distinction from whence they were before up to that point, then perhaps they are continuing down that broad and wide gateway, and it may unexpectedly slam shut (cf. Ex. 10:20; Isa. 6:10; Prov. 14:12; 16:25; Matt. 21:32; Mk. 8:17-18; Rom. 2:5; Eph. 4:18; 1 Tim. 4:1-2).   If sin is dominating your life, then I would suggest that you examine your pattern of living in light of what the Scriptures teach concerning the lifestyle of the fruitful and the barren; you want to make absolutely certain that your life is Spirit-led, and not the pull of the flesh and its sinful desires. In both the parable of the vine and the branches, and the parable of the sower, there are those who produce fruit, and there are branches that dry out because there is NO life [in] them. There are the results of Christian ministry that result in some bringing forth a harvest of thirty, sixty, and even a hundredfold; we find a parallel in 1 Cor. 3:8-15 where the fruits of ones labor in ministry yields results that remain (i.e., gold, silver, precious stones), and those done in vain as a result of not tending to the crops (i.e., "wood, hay, stubble"). The lifeline of every Christian is Christ the Vine (Jn. 15:5; Phil. 4:13; 1 Jn. 2:27), and if there is no connection to the vine, then the branch will continue to remain barren and eventually "cut off" and cast into the fire to be burned (Matt. 3:12; 25:24-30,41; Rev. 20:15).
  9. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    There has been so much humanism attributed to God, and much of the Bible concerning the nature of God has been misinterpreted by scholars and theologians as a result of applying the faculties of the limited mind of man in determining the eternal mind of God; especially when God Himself "decides" to respond or react according to His Divine Nature and Immutable Attributes. We see examples of this in Scripture where God seemingly acts in a way which appears contrary to His immutability, and this often leads to man as being the arbitrator when determining why God acted in the way which He did (cf. Gen. 6:6; Ex. 32:14; Isa. 40:13-14; 55:8-9; Jer. 18:8; 26:19; Job 38:1-18; Rom. 11:33-34; Rev. 3:5).
    "He who [OVERCOMES] shall be clothed in white garments, and I will [NOT BLOT OUT] his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angel." (Revelation 3:5)
    Can the name of one who has received Salvation through the most precious shed blood of Jesus Christ actually be ERASED from the Book of Life? A lot of tension and unwarranted quarrel has resulted from the finite minds of men who just can't seem to understand that God is NOT a MAN, even though they supposedly admit to it. Does God really need to open a book to make absolutely certain that the names of His redeemed are indeed written in it? Are the names in alphabetical order? Does He also have a 50 foot eraser to blot the names out of those who somehow "lost" their Salvation? Did this somehow catch God off-guard? Did He say to Himself, "I should have saw this coming, now I will have to erase Fred's name from this 800 ft book of mine because he lost his salvation. Now where is my white out?"
    Do you see this as a threat? Or do you see this as a promise? Do you have any ability to maintain your Salvation apart from God? Or do you understand that it is God Himself who KEEPS your Salvation secure? (cf. Eph. 3:20-21; Phil. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:5). This isn't let go and let God, or an excuse to sin habitually; TRUE Grace from God leads to godliness and Christlike characteristics, and a reciprocal Love for Him (Jn. 10:27-28; Tit. 2:11-12; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Jn. 3:9; 4:8,19-21). NOT BLOT OUT (Grk. ou me exaleipso) is in the future tense, and it is in the active voice; moreover, this places double emphasis on God Himself in NO WAY ever removing the name of the individual who has been written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the Foundation of the World; it is God ALONE who declares the END from the BEGINNING, and He accomplishes all that He pleases, and no one can tell Him that He has done injustice on The Earth (Matt. 6:8; 10:30; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28; Isa. 42:9; 44:7; 46:8-10; 57:15; Jer. 23:24; Ps. 115:3; 139:4; 2 Tim. 2:19; Rev. 13:8; 17:8; 21:6).
    "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life [FREELY]. He that [OVERCOMETH] shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation 21:6-8)
    God promises NOT to BLOT OUT the names of all who OVERCOME the world and its system of evil, and He promises that this is FREE to those who receive it by His Grace given to them by God Himself. Eternal Life is given FREELY by Grace through Faith, and it is the Spirit of God who guarantees Victory to all who are in Christ; these are the redeemed who Overcome the World, and Scripture is replete with references to all Genuine Believers as Victorious in Christ (Rom. 8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14; 1 Jn. 2:13; 5:4-5; Rev. 2:7,11,17; 2:26; 3:5,12,21). The verb tenses in the Greek regarding those that "believe" show that this faith is "ongoing" as a result of the new birth, and even death itself cannot separate the faithful from God (cf. Jn. 10:11-18; Rom. 5:5-11; 8:35-39; 1 Cor. 13:13; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 3:17-19; 1 Tim. 1:14).
    "In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for [THOU SHALT DIE, AND NOT LIVE]. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, [I WILL ADD UNTO THY DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS]." (Isaiah 38:1-5)
    How does God communicate to Hezekiah that he would live for 15 more years when Hezekiah was told that he would soon die through the mouth of a prophet? God obviously knew hat Hezekiah would plead with Him to extend his life, and yet God told him that he would soon die! What is going on here? What's going on here is God communicating on a level where the finite mind of man can understand God's ultimate counsel and decree which was ALREADY set in motion from Eternity past; and even such revelation given through the mouth of a "man" named Isaiah was not fully understood by Hezekiah at the time it was given.
    In Closing:
    "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." (John 3:8)
    "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    We've all heard this proverb before, but do we truly understand what it is attempting to convey to us? Is God required to give us an "explanation" as to why such and such a thing occurred the way it did in our lives? The paths in the lives of His children are indeed led by the Spirit of God, and it is not always understood why the wind blows in the direction that it does; it cannot be fully understood, nor can it be controlled by us, but we can see its effects, and the works of the Spirit are also clearly evident and undeniable in the lives of those who Truly belong to God and have been born-again. We are to acknowledge that His ways are perfect, even if we feel tempted to question, why? For the simple reason that He knows our hearts better than we know our own hearts, and He has set in motion the plans that He has determined beforehand (cf. Prov. 16:9; Rom. 8:28; Eph. 1:4-5; 2:10; Phil. 1:6; 4:19).
    "And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." (1 John 3:19-24)
    God Bless!
  10. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,   My heart grieves over the lost who are deceived and led astray by the cares of this world, its riches, enticements, and earthly pleasures which result in spiritual decay and ruin. Worldliness (e.g., "gambling, bars, nightclubs, wealth, sensuality, physical attractiveness, lusts, etc.,") has crept into the hearts of many "professing" Christians and are now leading them down the broad way towards ultimate destruction and eternal condemnation in the Devil's world which will one day pass away along with all its lusts (cf. Matt. 7:13-14; 24:37-39; Lk. 12:15-20; 15:13; Eph. 2:3; Col. 4:14; 1 Tim. 6:9-10; 2 Tim. 4:9-10; 1 Jn. 2:15-17). If you're struggling with carnal desires and worldly appetites and cannot seem to overcome them, then you may want to ask yourself if you have truly been born-again. There will be MANY who attend their local church and listen to the preaching of their Pastor's sermons each Sunday who will be rejected by the Lord Himself at the day of Judgment; this is why every one professing to be [in] Christ is commanded to "examine" themselves (Matt. 7:21-23; 2 Cor. 13:5; 2 Pet. 1:10-11).   In the life of every Christian, there should be:   Repentance from all sins. An increasing hatred towards sin. An increasing Faith and Trust in the Lord. An increasing sorrow and remorse over your sins when committed. An increasing hatred for carnal and worldly things. An increasing desire toward holiness and godliness (i.e., "to hunger and thirst after righteousness"). An increasing desire to please the Lord out of Love for Him. An increasing desire to serve others before yourself. An increasing desire to be fed from the Word of God. A desire to fellowship with other True Christians. Spiritually maturing in Christ and the Christian fruits (e.g., "Love, Joy, Peace, Self-Control, etc."). Loving God and Jesus Christ above all else (including self, and willing to die for Him if necessary).
  11. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    What God has revealed to His chosen people is contained in Holy Scripture; However, there are mysteries hidden in secret which God Himself will not disclose at this present time (Deut. 29:29; Dan. 2:22; Mk. 13:32; Lk. 8:17; 1 Cor. 4:5; 13:12; Eph. 1:9; Col. 1:26; 1 Tim. 5:24-25; Rev. 10:4). We want to make absolutely certain that if anyone claims to have "hidden or secretive" knowledge that is NOT revealed in the Word of God, that we are to examine such claims utilizing hermeneutics and careful exegesis, and with every precautionary measure available to us. Scripture has to be understood in its context (i.e., BOTH cultural and historical), as CONTEXT IS KING; systematic theology and authorship of the books contained in the bible should also be employed to attain the perspicuity of biblical interpretation concerning the Totality of Scripture and its meaning.
    "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath [REVEALED THEM TO US BY HIS SPIRIT]: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
    This passage cited by our beloved brother Paul is taken from Isaiah 64:4, and it is often misinterpreted by many bible teachers and Pastors who interpret this to refer to the unimaginable beauty, splendor, and wonders of Heaven that awaits all who love the Lord. This is NOT what this text is referring to as the context clearly says that this is a "revealed" truth and wisdom from God which is not understood by the natural man; this is a TRUTH which is both objective and verifiable, and the unconverted man cannot rationalize this with his eyes, ears, or his mind. Only the Holy Spirit of God can illuminate the minds of fallen man to understand the depths of the treasures concerning the Wisdom and Knowledge revealed in His Word (Matt. 13:11-15; Rom. 11:25; 1 Cor. 2:14-15; Eph. 3:3-7; 1 Jn. 2:27).
    "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." (Romans 11:33-36)
    What God has revealed to His children through His wisdom, knowledge, and judgments are precious and indispensable truths which surpass any human understanding (cf. 1 Sam. 2:3; 1 Kgs. 8:39; Job 5:9; 9:10; 26:14; Ps. 36:6; 44:21; 104:24; 147:5; Dan. 2:20; Eph. 3:10; Rev. 7:12). His Eternal purposes and Divine Decrees will be fulfilled as He is the Sustainer of all things in existence (cf. 1 Cor. 8:6; 15:28; Eph. 1:23; 4:6; Heb. 2:10).
  12. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    "Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, [God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble]. [Submit] yourselves therefore to God. [Resist the devil], and he will flee from you. [DRAW NIGH TO GOD], and he will [DRAW NIGH TO YOU]. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. [Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord], and he shall [LIFT YOU UP]." (James 4:5-10)
    One of the first things mentioned on the local news was about avid movie-goers bidding up to $10,000 for a ticket to watch a pre-screening of this movie. There are people who are dying of starvation who would give an arm and a leg for a piece of fruit, and this is the level of selfishness that is spreading throughout this world. I had to separate myself from some of my "friends" who claimed to be Christians, but are now living a life of worldliness, habitual carnality, and pornography addiction. I love them, and I pray for the Salvation of their souls; however, none of us can afford to live like the rest of the unbelieving world, or the hypocrites who attend church only to live like hedonists the rest of the time. These types of false converts we often see in the church visible are those where the Gospel has never taken "root" within them, and as a result, their souls are parched, and there is no fruit-bearing in their lives at all, and they are self-deceived, believing that their "church membership" is their "get out of hell free ticket" to Heaven (Matt. 13:21; Mk. 4:11-12; Jn. 3:3; 12:40; 17:17; Rom. 8:7; 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:14; 15:1-4; Jude 4).
    Why are there so many Christians confused as to what direction God wants them to move in their lives? As with all illusionist's, the Devil is very adept at misdirection; his subtlety and craftiness has led "self-professed" Christians groping in the dark and working their way through life unguided by the light of life (cf. 2 Sam. 22:29; Ps. 27:1; Jn. 8:12; 12:46; 2 Cor. 4:4-6). God does not abandon His children as human fathers sometimes do, especially in a time as now where moral decline (e.g., sexual deviancy and immorality, lacking natural affection: such as abortion, and wives having authority over their husbands and women pastors, etc.) is diminishing. If God seems afar off in your life, it is because you are distracted by the cares of this world and shortsighted, and this ought not to be so. 
     
  13. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,   "Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And [he was speechless] (i.e., "this person was without excuse", as he was given more than enough time to "respond" to the Invitation; cf. Isa. 1:18; 55:1; 2 Cor. 6:2; 2 Pet. 1:10-11; Rev. 22:17; et al). Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:8-14)    
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    Hello Family of God,
    "Little children, [let no man deceive you] (Grk. medeis planato humas; present imperative -- i.e., "do not let anyone keep on leading you to be deceived"): he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:7-8)
    Those who "profess" to be in Christ and walk in continual disobedience by denying that they are guilty of such are eating sour grapes, and it will eventually reap a harvest when the sickle of the Wine of God's Wrath is unleashed if not TRULY repented of. I will be discussing the cardinal doctrine of sin (Hamartiology) as an exhortation to flee immorality in these final days leading to the Glorious appearing of our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Col. 3:4; 2 Tim. 4:1,8; 1 Jn. 2:28; 3:2; et al). This topic of sin will be divided into subsets so as to give greater clarity and exposition on what the Holy Scriptures teach about it, and how Christians ought to apply this vital doctrine in their lives to live a life pleasing and honorable to the Lord, and to Give Him, and Him alone the due Glory He deserves from us. Please excuse my extremely poor grammar and punctuation errors. I will begin with:
    BORN FROM ABOVE AND FILLED WITH DIVINE LOVE:
  15. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,  
    We are living in perilous times where many are those who are self-deceived into believing that they are saved, and are children of God; but they have failed to do a self-examination of their fruits. What sort of fruits are you producing? Do you possess Divine and Unconditional Love? Do you LOVE your enemies and pray for them? So many claim to do such, but the LORD knows their hearts and see them for the hypocrites that they truly are.
    "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to [the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience]: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of [the flesh] and of [the mind]; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." (Ephesians 2:1-3) 
    The Greek noun "air" (Grk. aeros) refers to the dense atmospheric regions where there is air traffic. 
    Jesus said that all people belong in one of two categories: the children of Satan (cf. Jn. 6:70; Acts 10:38; 13:10; Heb. 2:14; 1 Jn. 3:8-12; Rev. 20:10), or the children of God (Matt. 5:9; Jn. 1:12; 8:44; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 6:18; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 1:4; 2:10; 5:1; 1 Pet. 2:10; 1 Jn. 2:28; 3:1,10; 5:1-13). 
    "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom [the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) 
    The god of this world literally has unbelievers on a leash whether they realize it or not; and they are the ones who are under the mind controlling power of the devil and his host of agents who dwell in the heavenly realms, and even some below the earth. Satan entices the lost with sinful desires that appeal to the flesh, eyes, and pride of oneself; however, it is far more complex as a result of the innumerable amount of subsets that fall into these categories. It is the heart, soul, strength and mind in which the devil is out to conquer in the lives of those who reject the Gospel Message (Gen. 3:1-19; Matt. 16:22-24;  Lk. 22:3; Jn. 13:27; Acts 5:3-4; 8:9-25; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; 1 Tim. 6:9; Eph. 2:1-3). 
    "And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, [The first of all the commandments is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with [all thy heart], and with [all thy soul], and with [all thy mind], and with [all thy strength]: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:28-31) 
    "He that [hath my commandments, and keepeth them, HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME]: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him." (John 14:21) 
    It is only through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that anyone is able to do the above; for without it, one would follow the course of this world and its system of wickedness and sensuality. The desire for carnal desires being fed with the mind and unregenerate spirit of man must be replaced with a new heart and its longing to please the Lord with not only our minds, but with our heart, soul, and strength as well. 
    Heart: (Grk. kardias) Soul: (Grk. psyches) Mind: (Grk. dianoias) Strength: (Grk. ischyos)  The combination of these nouns is used to convey the sense, "every single part of you" In the Bible, "heart" and "soul" are synonyms, with the former concentrating on the inner person (where spirit and mind connect). "Mind" can also be used for the internal person (since it's impossible to separate out our emotions); "strength" refers to applying oneself to loving the  Lord. Together, these provide a powerful command to love the Lord with all we are. This passage is not, however, illustrative of "biblical anthropology", that is, the Bible's teachings about how man is constituted -- the opposite in fact: it takes an understanding of those things to process this passage."Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because [GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the world]. [They are of the world]: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. [We are of God]: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." (1 John 4:4-6) 
    It is impossible for anyone who loves God can love the world at the same time. The Love of God is in contrast to the the love of the world system; i.e., if anyone truly Loves God and Christ, he/she will hate the world and its system (e.g., "the lust of the flesh, eyes, and the pride of life"). If you are not in opposition to that which is against God and His Eternal Truth, then you are for the world, and not against it and its ideologies (cf. Matt. 4:1-25; Jn. 15:19; 17:11,14; 2 Cor. 10:4-6; Eph. 2:2; 6:12-13; 1 Jn. 5:4; Rev. 12:9). 
    "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:19)
    When Jesus Christ returns to set up His Kingdom on Earth, He will send out the reapers (angels) to gather His elect from every nation around the world. These reapers are spirit beings who are the original sons of God, and they are able to distinguish the wheat (True Christians) from the tares (false converts) by knowing who possesses the Omnipresent Spirit of God which they are able to see. Those who are devoid of the Spirit are gathered collectively and separated from the elect, and the unbelievers will be cast from the presence of God and into a furnace of fire at the end of the age to be tormented for all of Eternity (Matt. 13:39-42; 24:31; 25:31-33,41; 2 Thess. 1:6-7; Rev. 14:15; 20:11-15).
    God Bless!
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    [The Condemning power of the Tongue]: 
    "And I saw three unclean spirits [like frogs] come out of [the mouth of the dragon], and out of [the mouth of the beast], and out of [the mouth of the false prophet]. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." (Revelation 16:13-14) 
    It has been suggested by some that the frogs represent the sliminess of these unclean spirits, and that may be true; but frogs [leap] to cover distance quickly with force and speed. The "mouth" is a metonym for speech as employed in the passage quoted above (Rev. 16:13). These wicked spirits (the unholy trinity) use the power of their tongues to spew forth deception and disseminate their lies to the rest of the world leaders through their speeches (cf. Prov. 15:28; 18:20-21; Matt. 12:34-36; 15:11; Lk. 6:45; Jas. 1:26; 3:6-8; 1 Pet. 3:9-11); and then these world leaders will go on to spread the lies and deception fed to them by the unholy trinity to the rest of the unbelieving world. Out of their mouths shall they vomit out abominable speeches from the deepest pits of the abyss, and as a result, the fires of hell will devour these insidious beasts and those who follow their pernicious ways (Jer. 23:16; Matt. 7:15-20; 24:24; Acts 20:28-30; 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 2 Pet. 2:1-2; 1 Jn. 4:1-6). 
    "And [the tongue is a fire], a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that [it defileth the whole body], and [setteth on fire] the course of nature; and it is [set on fire of hell]." (James 3:6) 
    The word "hell" used here is the Greek noun Gehenna. It is taken from the Old Testament during the reign of Josiah, who put a stop to child sacrifices being offered to Moloch. Gehenna is also referred to as The Valley of Hinnom where they would dump garbage, dead bodies of criminals, and other refuse to keep the fire burning. It was filled with maggots that fed on the corpses of the dead, and this is why Jesus used the word Gehenna in comparison to the Eternal Lake of Fire. Those who are cursed to Everlasting Punishment will be given a body of corruption and ruin when they are resurrected to face the Supreme Judge. Unlike the physical Gehenna, the of condemned will face Eternal Conscience Torment (i.e., "their worm"; cf. Isa. 66:24; Mk. 9:48) as a result of their professing hatred towards God. The power of the tongue can either justify or condemn one to Eternal Punishment or Eternal Life; and even calling someone a "fool" (Grk. moros; i.e., "empty headed or moron") can result in condemnation (Matt. 5:22; 12:37). 
    "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are [ungodly] among them of all their [ungodly] deeds which they have [ungodly] committed, and of all [their hard speeches] which [ungodly] sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and [their mouth] speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage." (Jude 14-16) 
    The evil in this world today has increased exponentially since the time Christ ascended to the right hand of God on high. It is apparent that Satan was working through human agents to accomplish his purpose, and one of them was to put a stop to the Messiah coming into this world to save sinners (e.g., Pharaoh, Herod, etc.). Hitler attempted genocide in order to put a stop to the 144,000 which are described in the book of Revelation. A high ranking demon possessed Hitler as he spoke with a voice other than his own, and through his oratorical mastery, he has deceived MANY to Eternal ruin and destruction (the vociferous lies proceeding out of the mouth of Hitler; i.e., "his words and speech used to deceive many"). The supernatural forces of darkness have been at work since Time immemorial through the exploitation of human agency given over to Satan, and even directly from Satan himself (Gen. 6:5-6; 12:1-3; Esth. 3:12-14; Matt. 4:9; 16:22-23; 1 Jn. 3:12; Rev. 12:17). 
    "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with [their tongues] they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under [their lips]: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:12-18)
    God Bless!
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    Hello Family of God,
    I will be sharing some FACTS regarding the Triune God of Scripture and His Immutable Attributes. It seems as if the God of Holy Scripture has been accused and slandered among many, even those who profess to belong to Christ and God. I will begin with . . . 
    [Why God must be Triune in BEING]:
    Simple Answer: God is Love; and what I mean by that is the Divine/Perfect Love shared within the Triune Godhead from Eternity past (cf. Matt. 17:2; Jn. 17:24; 2 Pet. 1:17). Love is an emotion that is directed toward someone other than ourselves. The Perfect Love of the Father is manifested in His Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness. We see this manifested in the Giving of His One and Only Son, and how Jesus Christ experienced the most unimaginable suffering that a finite being could never fully understand (Isa. 53:3-12; Ps. 22:14-18; Matt. 26:36-39; Lk. 22:44; Jn. 10:18; 18:11; Rom. 5:8; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 2:9-11; 5:7-8; 12:2-3; 1 Jn. 4:7-12).  Also keep in mind that God is Love, NOT Love is God; and this has been taught by many well-meaning Christians (e.g., "the car is red, NOT red is the car").
    "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God [must believe that he is], and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)
    First and foremost: there is NONE like the One True God. The above verse cited is not to be interpreted as simply believing in the Existence of God (everyone should know this); it is to be understood that those who desire to Know God must believe that He is the One TRUE GOD, separate from all other gods, who are all false gods or demons (Jer. 10:11; Rom. 1:20; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; 10:20-22). The God of Holy Scripture is unique in the sense that there is no other "god" like Him (One in BEING), and Eternally Existing in Three distinct persons (2 Kgs. 19:15; 2 Sam. 22:32; Neh. 9:6; Isa 37:16,20; 43:10; 45:5; 64:4; Joel 2:27; Mk. 12:32; Jn. 17:3; 1 Tim. 1:17). He does not change, for He is the Eternal I AM.
    "For thus saith [THE HIGH AND LOFTY ONE] that inhabiteth eternity, [WHOSE NAME IS HOLY]; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of [a contrite and humble spirit], to revive [the spirit of the humble], and to revive the heart of [the contrite ones]." (Isaiah 57:15)
    Even the name of the One True God is set apart from all the false "gods" of this world. I have often heard atheists accusing God as arrogant and haughty because of the verse above, and the Irony in this is absolutely stunning. Even the [a]theist knows in their heart of hearts that God obviously exists; and it is their deceitful hearts, corrupted consciences, and the fallen nature of the unregenerate man which suppresses this Truth (cf. Jer. 17:9; Rom. 2:14-16; 1 Cor. 2:14-15; 1 Tim. 4:2). To the unregenerate man or woman who questions the Absolute Sovereignty of God:
    Who brought you into this world? Have you existed from Eternity past? Are you Deserving/Worthy of Worship? Is God HIGH AND LOFTY? Is the name of God HOLY? Would God be lying if He were to deny any of His self-existent and Immutable Attributes?  Did you the Universe into existence from absolutely NOTHING? A Is there any "created" being in existence who would fit the characteristics and nature of God? Does the above quote cited bother you? And if so, why? Would a man or woman be considered humble and take issue with God in any way? "[HE MUST INCREASE], but [I MUST decrease]. He that cometh from above is [ABOVE ALL]: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is [ABOVE ALL]." (John 3:30-31)
    "I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth." (Isaiah 43:6-9)
    Learn some humility my friend! The Word Incarnate became flesh not only to reconcile man unto God, but to demonstrate and prove that Christ is Lord, and is to be exalted. He had took the sins and burden of mankind upon Himself as an act and accomplishment of Divine Love beyond all human comprehension that no creature in existence would forego. His life and ministry is without doubt confirmed Him as Lord over all. God has created mankind to KNOW Him, to see His Glory and enjoy everlasting fellowship with Him in a way that cannot be fully understood by the fallen man, even in his redeemed state (cf. Isa. 43:6-9; Jn. 17:3; 1 Cor. 2:9; 13:12; 1 Jn. 3:2; Rev. 4:11).
    "[THOU ART WORTHY, O LORD], [TO RECEIVE GLORY AND HONOUR AND POWER]: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation 4:11)
    "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and [I will GIVE you rest]. Take my yoke upon you, and [learn of me]; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find [rest unto your souls]. For [my yoke] is easy, and [my burden] is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
    "I am the LORD: that is my name: and [MY GLORY] will I [NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER], neither my praise to graven images." (Isaiah 42:8)
    "I have [GLORIFIED THEE] on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, [GLORIFY THOU ME] with thine own self with [THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE] before the world was." (John 17:4-5)
    Do the above passages seem paradoxical at first glance? Only if you are a "natural" man (1 Cor. 2:14). We all know what the pronoun "another" means, correct? If all Three  persons of the Godhead are ONE IN ESSENCE, co-equal, co-eternal, and of equal power (i.e., "Omnipotence"), then it stands to reason that the Son and the Holy Spirit are NOT to be considered as additional "Gods" (i.e., three Gods in total), rather they are One in BEING as the Father (Jn. 10:30).
    To better understand this, we must first understand that when the Word became flesh, the Incarnate Word then had a dual nature (i.e., "He was BOTH God and Man"). So does this mean that there was an additional person added to the Triune God? Not at all. By the way, Mary is NOT the Mother of God, and this has been erroneously taught by Catholics, who venerate Mary above Jesus Christ. Jesus is BOTH God and Man; therefore, Mary is the mother of Jesus the "man", and NOT Jesus as God.
    Who decided that God is One Person? Where did this idea come from? It is the "fallen nature" of the corrupted man which clouds his understanding of a Transcendent Being, who is The One True Creator God (Jn. 8:42; 1 Cor. 3:19). The Son of Man came into this world to not only reconcile mankind unto God, but to "reveal" the True Nature of God in all His Glory, and this will be fully expressed in the Eternal State (Matt. 11:27; Jn. 14:7,20-23). Sin separated man from God, and because of this separation, God is distanced from the unregenerate mind (Isa. 59:2). A Unipersonal "god" spells trouble for this so-called "god," Look what it did to the Devil:
    "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, [I will] ascend into heaven, [I will] exalt my throne above the stars of God: [I will] sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [I will] ascend above the heights of the clouds; [I will] be like the most High. [YET THOU SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL], [TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT]. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?" (Isaiah 14:12-17)
    I will ascend into heaven (No chance in hell) I will exalt my throne above the stars of God (There's going to be a new heaven and a new earth) I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north (False prophecy) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds (Stop dreaming) I will be like the most High (That position is already taken, and it's PERMANENT) Satan is only concerned about himself, and he will use any means necessary to exalt himself. He will make false promises to those who would carry out his bidding in order that he may lifted up on high. He is the epitome of selfishness, self-centeredness, arrogance, hatred, deceit, malice, contempt, and every wicked thing under the sun. Isn't this what we see with many false teachers today who are only in it to fleece the flock, and feed their own selfish ambition and carnal desires? The Pharisees of Jesus' day did just that: they stole money from widows and deceived them into believing that they can "buy" their way to Heaven by literally giving ALL that they had, and these poor and destitute widows had nothing left to offer (cf. Lk. 21:1-4; 1 Tim. 6:5; 2 Tim. 3:6; Tit. 1:11; Jas. 5:1-3; 1 Pet. 5:2). Jesus referred to such religious hypocrites as children of the Devil (Jn. 8:44-45).
    The time will come when this creature called the Devil and Satan will be brought to the lowest pits of hell. God and Christ is Glorified, and the accuser of our Brethren will be an abhorrence to all those who will gaze upon him. No more masquerading as an angel of light, the ugliness and shame of this foul creature will be seen for who he truly is. Let this be an example and lesson to all who resist God's Will and Sovereignty over all Creation. God alone is to be worshiped, and none other, because there is no other BEING in existence who can stake this claim. When all is said and done, every knee will bow before God and Christ whether they refuse to acknowledge Him now as Lord over all or not (Rom. 10:9-10; Phil. 2:10-11; Isa. 45:23).
    Since mankind was [separated] from his Divine Creator as a result of disobedience and sin, mankind's understanding of the True Nature of One has been lost. It is the Father in Heaven who draws the unregenerate towards God, and reveals who the One True God is (Matt. 16:16-17; Jn. 6:44; 14:6). The curse of death (BOTH physical and spiritual) was the consequence of disobedience in the paradise of God; however, Jesus Christ cannot sin, and therefore the curse of death does not apply to Him (Rom. 5:12). Jesus did NOT die as a result of having a sin nature, but was murdered by His own at the age of 33. He "aged" to Perfection from the Cradle to the Cross, and accomplished all that His Father foreordained by fulfilling the Perfect Will of God (Ps. 16:10; Jn. 5:19; 8:29; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28). The redeemed of all the ages will understand with perfect knowledge the True Meaning of ONE as they will SEE God in all His Glory.
    "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for [WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS]." (1 John 3:1-2)
    The Greek verb "see" (Grk. optanomai -- future middle indicative). To SEE GOD is to see Him in All His Full Glory in the Eternal State when God may be ALL IN ALL (1 Cor. 15:28). Christ will reign for 1,000 years upon the Earth, and after the consummation of the Millennial reign, God and Christ will continue to reign for all of Eternity as God the Father AND the Son sits on the Eternal Throne in the Eternal State. The Triune God will be manifested in His FULL GLORY, and the entire Family of God will see THE FACE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD (i.e., "God the Father") in the person of Jesus Christ (Matt. 11:27; 16:27; Jn. 1:18; 10:30; 14:9; 17:5; 1 Tim. 6:16).
    "And there shall be no more curse: but [THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB] shall be in it; and his servants shall serve [HIM]: And they shall see [HIS FACE]; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for [THE LORD GOD GIVETH THEM LIGHT]: and they shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 22:3-5)
    "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for [THE GLORY OF GOD DID LIGHTEN IT], and [THE LAMB IS THE LIGHT] thereof." (Revelation 21:23)
    The Lamb is the Light that God the Father gives to His redeemed, and it is a SHARED GLORY within the TRIUNE BEING of the Godhead. This Full manifestation of the Invisible God and His Glory is seen in the Face of the Son on the Eternal Throne. The redeemed throughout history will be Immersed in the Glorious Light of God and His Christ Forever and ever. Believers are ONE in the Body of Christ, and this is an appetizer of what will come about in the Eternal State; then will they know the meaning of ONE in the Truest sense of the Word (cf. Jn. 14:20; 17:21; 1 Cor. 6:17; 12:13).
    "And now, O Father, [GLORIFY THOU ME WITH THINE OWN SELF] with the glory which I had with thee [BEFORE THE WORLD WAS]." (John 17:5)
    "For the Son of man shall come [IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER] with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." (Matthew 16:27)
    "And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, [BE OF GOOD CHEER] (Grk. tharseite -- present imperative; i.e., a command to "take courage"); [IT IS I] (Grk. ego eimi -- present indicative; i.e., "THE ETERNAL I AM"); [BE NOT AFRAID] (Grk. me hobeisthe -- present imperative; i.e., "a command to FEAR NOT"). And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, [HE WAS AFRAID]; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Matthew 14:25-31)
    "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you [another Comforter] (Grk. allon parakleton), that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: [I will come to you]." (John 14:16-18)
    The Greek word "another" means another of the SAME kind (i.e., "Of the same essence with the Holy Spirit"). Jesus will come to them when He sends the Holy Spirit to indwell True Believers at Pentecost (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 12:13). This is not semantic nonsense, this is CONTEXT according to the Totality of Scripture; for Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture, and Context is KING. Jesus would come to His followers (Grk. erchomai -- future indicative in the middle voice) when the Holy Spirit is sent to His disciples to equip them for their ministry.
    Moreover, if God were to be Unipersonal, then who is this Perfect Love directed at? If that were to be the case, then the God revealed in Holy Scripture is no different than the god of Islam; and he is the epitome of an arrogant, unworthy, and self-serving person. God, by definition, is a Being who is PERFECT in all His Divine Attributes, and they are Immutable. Therefore, it stands to reason that in order for the Eternal and Immortal God to possess a Perfect Love, this Perfect Love must have been directed towards someone other than Himself, and this person must also possess a Perfect Love from Eternity past (cf. Isa. 42:1; Jer. 31:3; Matt. 12:18; Jn. 1:1; 3:35; 5:20; 17:26; Phil. 2:6; Col. 1:19; Heb. 1:3).
    "Thou believest that there is [one God]; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble (Grk. phrisso; lit., "have one's hair stand on end")." (James 2:19)
    The verse cited above does not say that God is One [Person], it says that God is ONE in the literal translation of the Greek grammar. The Divine Attributes of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the same (Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent). Omnipresent does not imply that God is literally IN all things (e.g., "Pantheism"). Does Christ have and agreement with Satan? Are we to have fellowship with unbelievers who want nothing to do with the Truth? God will dwell with His people, and will be in them; He will not live among the unregenerate, nor will He partake with the world and its system (cf. Jn. 18:36; 2 Cor. 6:14-16; Jas. 4:4; 1 Jn. 2:15-17; Rev. 18:4).
    The Apostle John, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote:
    "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will [MANIFEST MYSELF] to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and [we will come unto him, and MAKE OUR ABODE with him]." (John 14:21-23)
    "That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; [Who ONLY hath immortality], dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom [no man hath seen, NOR CAN SEE]: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." (1 Timothy 6:14-16)
    "[I AM HE THAT LIVETH] (Grk. zao; present participle), and [WAS DEAD] (Grk. ginomai nekros; aorist indicative); and, behold, [I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE] (Grk. idou eimi zao eis aion; aorist imperative/present tense/present participle), Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou [hast seen], and the things [which are], and the things [which shall be] hereafter;" (Revelation 1:18-19)
    It is the Holy Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead (Rom. 1:4; 8:11; 1 Pet. 3:18). Jesus also proclaimed that He will raise Himself from the dead (Jn. 2:19; 10:17-18; 11:25). The Bible also teaches that God the Father has raised Jesus from the dead (Acts 2:24,32; Rom. 6:4).
    This will be continued in my next message . . .
    God Bless!
     
  18. *Light*
    Hello Family of God, 
    The Love of God has been distorted with the influence of false ideologies, theories, speculations, philosophies, and erroneous deceptions and lies from none other than Satan himself. The god of this age has blinded the minds of the unregenerate as if they were taken captive by the Devil's Will and imprisoned (Gen. 3:1; Jn. 8:44; 2 Cor. 4:4; 10:3–5; 2 Thess. 2:9; Rev. 20:7–8). Some have even suggested that any form of physical discipline is a type of "abuse" – and this cannot be any further from the Truth. Abuse is the lack of responsibility and neglect to discipline or chastise our children. Albeit, physical chastisement can teach our children discipline, it is not to be limited to just that. 
    Every Father ought to know that chastisement is a form of discipline, and to do without it would not only demonstrate carelessness on the part of the parent, but a lack of wisdom and understanding on child development (Deut. 11:19; Prov. 1:8-9; 13:24; 22:6,15; 23:13-15; Eph. 6:1-4; Col. 3:20; 2 Tim. 3:14-15). If even imperfect human father's know how to discipline their children, then certainly the Father of Lights knows how to PERFECTLY discipline and chastise His own children in His Family. It is often been said that if children of God fail to learn after being chastised by their Heavenly Father, then the chastisement may be more severe the next time around. This again is a faulty assumption based on humanistic reasoning of the finite mind of an imperfect man. If God "fails" to get it right the first time around, is it because His children somehow caught Him off-guard? Did He not see it coming? Will He say to Himself, "I should have been more severe in chastising one of my children. I’ll try better the next time around." ? 
    "And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." (Genesis 6:6) 
    God is NOT a MAN! Was God somehow WRONG when He created man in His image? Many theologians and bible teachers have made egregious errors in the Nature of God based upon failure to take into account that God is not bound by or subject to the laws of the Universe in which He Himself designed. His Immutable Attributes (i.e., "Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence") must always be factored in when He acts upon anything and everything. Prophecy is God proclaiming what has ALREADY taken place in the Eternal Mind of God The Almighty. Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence are inextricably linked. The One who yields ALL POWER would also mean that He must also be All-Knowing and All-Seeing at the same time. Even the "elect" angels are not always privy to the Sovereign acts in which God Decreed and Foreordained in Eternity Past; but they are nonetheless COMPLETELY SUBMISSIVE to ALL His Commands without questioning Him in the slightest. 
    "Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For [MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS], neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as [the rain cometh down], and [the snow from heaven], and [returneth not] thither, but [watereth the earth], and [maketh it bring forth and bud], that it may [give seed to the sower], and [bread to the eater]: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but [IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH I PLEASE], and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isaiah 55:6-11) 
    The Discipline of God the Father is "corrective" discipline (Deut. 8:5; Ps. 94:12; Prov. 3:11-12; Eph. 5:1; Heb. 12:5-11). Discipline and chastisement from God the Father are not the SAME. Punishment is not the word to be used when the chastisement and discipline brought upon any of His children is implemented; for Jesus Christ Himself bore the penalty for our sins on the Cross when Divine Punishment was placed upon Him to bear in the darkest hours of His life. Hell and the Eternal Lake of Fire is not remedial, and those who end up there are those who have permanently hardened their hearts. Do not assume that chastisement or discipline from God the Father is immediate, or will take place during a particular time frame. 
    Even the consequences of sin in the lives of God's beloved children are used by the Father of lights as a means for spiritual growth and development, and conformity to the image of His Son. There is also training in the form of persecution (Jn. 15:1-17; Rom. 8:13-14,29-30; 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 3:8-10,18; Eph. 1:3-5; 4:13; 1 Pet. 4:12-14). Other forms of discipline and chastisement is for preventative and corrective purposes, so we do not make the same mistakes over and over again. Job was accused of having hidden sins from his "friends", and that it was a punishment from God. They had failed to understand that this was a form of discipline and a form of training (Job 42:5). Jesus allowed Satan to sift Peter as wheat, and this produced character and strengthened the Apostle for the persecution which would lie ahead in his ministry . . . and eventually giving up his life for the sake of the Gospel (Lk. 22:31-34; Jn. 21:18-19; 2 Cor. 2:11; 1 Pet. 4:12-19). 
    In Closing: 
    If you are NOT being chastened by God then it is a sure sign that you are NOT saved; and this is a stern warning to anyone who may NOT be experiencing any form of discipline or chastisement at all. If the Love of God dwells in you, then one of the ways in which God’s Love is manifest is through His Discipline. Lack of any chastisement from the Lord indicates that one is devoid of the Spirit of God; and this would also mean that you are under the controlling sphere of influence of the prince of the power of the air, and are part of the world system (Eph. 2:2; 1 Jn. 2:15-17). Either that, or you are walking in near complete obedience to His Commandments; and if that is the case, then you are extremely blessed by God. Furthermore, if you are walking in complete obedience MOST of the time, then your chastisement will be even more severe when it comes your way, because none of us are perfect (cf. Prov. 3:12; Lk. 12:48; Heb. 12:4-11; Jas. 3:1; 4:17). Sanctification is a certainty in the lives of anyone who is in Christ Jesus our Lord, and it will come in the form of chastisement, discipline, and persecution through suffering physically and mentally; but do not lose heart, for God is at work in you, and it will yield fruits of everlasting righteousness and joy unspeakable in the World to Come (Phil. 2:13; 3:10; 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:12). 
    “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18) 
    God Bless!
  19. *Light*
    Hello Family of God,
    [True Worship from the Heart, The Absolute Holiness and Purity of God, The Giver of Life, and The Eternal City]:
    I want to mention from the outset that there isn't much time left before the Coming of the Lord for His Bride. Nothing else matters if you have not made peace with God through His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone, and every man or woman must be Absolutely certain that they are indeed a child of God; for the Lord God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (cf. Ezek. 18:23; 33:11; Jn. 5:24; 2 Cor. 13:5; Heb. 3:7-8,15; 2 Pet. 1:10; 1 Jn. 3:14).
    But the hour cometh, and now is, when the [TRUE] worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. [God is a SPIRIT]: and they that worship him must worship him in [SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH]." (John 4:23-24)
    The literal Greek reads, "God [is] Spirit", not "God is [a] Spirit." Offering fruits or external "gifts" to false deities (e.g., "buddhism or hinduism") is NOT the type of Worship Jesus is referring to in the above passage. Offering gifts to a corpulent idol or statue that cannot even hear or respond to what you have to say is VERY disturbing. The religious hypocrites of Jesus' day were only concerned about how others would perceive them based on their "outward" image. They "appeared" righteous unto men, but inwardly they were full of corruption, adultery, robbery, and lacking any "True Life" (i.e.,"dead mens bones"; cf. Ezek. 37:1-14; Matt. 23:27; Jn. 6:63). 
    It is the human spirit and the heart of True Worshipers that is desired by God, and not merely external religious rituals or the keeping of ceremonial laws (1 Sam. 16:7; Ps. 19:14; 44:21; Jer. 17:10; Matt. 5:8; 22:37; Mk. 12:30; Heb. 10:22; Rev. 2:23). These religious hypocrites desired the praises of men rather than living in a manner pleasing to our Lord (cf. Lk. 20:46); this is NOT worshiping God in Spirit and in TRUTH. The Lord is not pleased with those who conceal their sins with external works, and He knows their hearts better than they themselves know them. Those dressed in religious garb usually use it as a cloak of maliciousness (1 Pet. 2:16). 
    The Lord wants YOU as a sacrifice of obedience to Him, and FULL submission to His Divine Will in your life. The literal meaning of the word "Islam" means submission, and Satan wants nothing more then for you to FULLY SUBMIT to his lies as he counterfeits the One True God. This "submission" is NOT obedience, it is a grand deception to have his followers to do whatever he commands them to, and WITHOUT questioning him no matter what; and he even dangles a carrot of carnality to get them to oblige without a hitch. The HORRORS and TERRORS that await such "devoted" followers of the god of Islam when they give their lives up and utter their final words, "god is great." Indeed, they will most certainly discover that God is Great, that is, the ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD as He condemns them to hell and the Eternal Lake of Fire. Not only that, the god of Islam and his army (human or nonhuman) will also be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented day and night, forever and ever (cf. Jer. 10:11; Matt. 25:41; Jn. 8:44; Rev. 20:11-15).
    "And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and [they rest not day and night], saying, [Holy, holy, holy], LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." (Revelation 4:8)
    Every creature in Heaven will give Praise and Worship to The Eternal God by using the Threefold Trihagion (i.e., "The Thrice Holy God"), accompanied with the Purest Joy Unspeakable (1 Chron. 16:29; 20:21; 1 Sam. 2:2; Ps. 29:2,99; 96:9; Isa. 6:3). This is not an implicit reference to the Trinity, but rather it is a summation of the most salient attribute of God. The Seraphim are enveloped in utter ecstasy as they cease not Extolling The Only One who is Worthy of Worship. No one will need "rest" as a result of exhaustion, weariness, or fatigue. Why would they need rest? The adjective "Holy" (Heb. qadowsh) means to be set apart, and when applied to God, it means that He is intrinsically Holy in a unique sense; i.e., No One is Holy as He is, as He is "set apart" from all creatures.
    "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather [FEAR HIM] (The One True and Living God) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)
    Since God is Eternal in the past and inhabits Eternity, those who are grafted into His Family will live Eternally with Him. And those who reject His Gracious offer of Salvation will face retribution, and this is also Eternal. God is Immutable, and He is not subject to time; therefore, His decision of consigning those who Eternal Fire CANNOT be reversed. The same goes for FAITH in Him; you either believe that He is who He says He is, or you DON'T. He knows the hearts of all men and women, and so He is the Only One who can harden the heart of those whom He knows will NEVER repent (cf. Matt. 12:32; Heb. 6:4-6; Rev. 14:7; 16:9).
    [END OF PART 1]
  20. *Light*
    [Knowing your Adversary and Archenemy]:
    "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not [war] after the flesh: (For the weapons of our [warfare] (strateia) are [not carnal], but [mighty through God] to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down [imaginations], and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a [readiness] (Grk. "hetoimo") revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
    Here Paul speaks of a spiritual battle being fought using a military term for "war" (Grk. strateuometha), but then switches to the word "warfare" (Grk. strateia), which means to campaign, or to lay out an operation to achieve a goal. This battle is not fought with worldly wisdom or the cleverness of unregenerate man, but by equipping ourselves through "preparation" before engaging in this ongoing battle, and this battle is fought daily until the enemy is vanquished for good (cf. Deut. 20:4; Jn. 17:17; Rom. 8:37; 1 Cor. 1:17-25; 2:1-4; 15:55-57; 2 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 6:10-18; Phil. 4:13; 1 Tim. 1:18; 2 Tim. 2:3-4; 4:7; Heb. 4:12; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; 1 Jn. 4:4; 5:4; Rev. 12:11). This is accomplished by casting down "imaginations" (Grk. logismous); and such conflicts and arguments are found in false religions, philosophies, ideologies, name it and claim it, or blab it and grab it, etc.
    The Risen Christ was the firstfruits of the harvest to eternal life, then the redemption of the bodies of the children of God unto Life Eternal (Matt. 13:39; Rom. 8:23,29; 1 Cor. 15:20-23; Col. 1:18; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 1:5,17; 20:1-15). He had flesh and bones, but not flesh and [blood] (Grk. sarka kai ostea; i.e., a "a mortal body"). He will return with Power and Great Glory along with His Glorified saints (cf. Jn. 17:24; Rom. 5:2; 8:18; 1 Cor. 13:12; 15:51-53; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:17; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Tit. 2:13; 1 Jn. 3:2-3; Jude 24-25). Any creature that has blood running through its veins can be killed; for the life of the creature is in its blood (Gen. 9:4-6; Lev. 17:10-14; Deut. 12:23; Matt. 27:3-4; Lk. 11:50-51; et al).
    "For we wrestle not against [flesh and blood], but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in [high places]." (Ephesians 6:12)
    The high places (Grk. en tois epouraniois; i.e., "the source of their operation is conducted in the cosmic regions") which Paul speak of here refers to the atmospheric and starry heavens. This realm includes our skies where flying vehicles such as an aircraft operates; it also includes the cosmic heaven where other planets, stars, and solar systems exist. This is where non-human entities such as principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world operated before the archenemy decided to overthrow the human race.
    [Defiance and Rebellion against the Sovereignty of Almighty God, and its Consequences PART A]:
    Satan is a [cherub], and cherubs are creatures or beasts which have four faces and four wings; but the main face of the cherub resembles the face of an ox (cf. Gen. 3:24; Ps. 18:10; 80:1; 2 Sam. 22:11; Isa. 37:16; Ezek. 1:10; 10:1-22; 28:13-14). Cherubim do not have the face of little children as depicted by the Roman Catholic "church", and the reason why they are depicted as having the face of a small child is because of their pedophilic desires coming to the fore in their paintings (cf. Num. 32:23; Prov. 4:23; 28:13; Jer. 17:9; Matt. 10:26; 12:35; Mk. 7:21; Lk. 6:45; Jn. 3:20; Rom. 1:21; Heb. 3:12). This is what happens when someone attempts to be "justified" by their filthy rags (Isa. 64:6; Matt. 7:21-23; 23:28; Gal. 1:8; 2:16; 3:11; 5:4; 1 Pet. 2:24).
    It is a blasphemous insult to the finished work of Christ on the Cross, and as a result . . . these pedophiles filled with dead men's bones are handed over to unclean spirits and their abnormal lusts (cf. Matt. 12:43-45; Heb. 6:4-6; e.g., "Eucharist or mass in Catholicism"; more like "Mass Deception"). Such defiant immoral behavior are characteristic of a reprobate mind, and the Bible teaches that rebellion against God often leads to sexual immorality. The campaign for sexual immorality is more prevalent today then it has ever been before. False teachers behind the pulpit are indoctrinating the simple-minded with demonic doctrines whose consciences have been seared (lit., "cauterized" in medical terminology) through the pretense of these hypocritical lie-speakers (cf. Eph. 4:19; 1 Tim. 4:2; 1 Jn. 4:1).
    One of the most common excuses for homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexuality, is that they were "born" this way as a result of their genetic predisposition; this is their way of "blaming" God, and thus they claim that they are not held responsible for their immoral lifestyle which is supposedly the result of their genes or environmental factors. Even if we were to give them the benefit of the doubt (obviously NOT true), this excuse would still make them responsible and accountable before the Righteousness of God; because every human being born into this world are born into this world with the sin virus (Job 15:14-16; Ps. 51:5; 58:3; 5:12,19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3; 1 Cor. 15:22; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:3; 1 Pet. 1:22-25); so should this be permissible to every man or woman born into this world to continue in their sinful lifestyle without repentance? God is not the author of confusion, and Satan has confounded the minds of the sexually immoral (e.g., transgenders) and their gender identity issues.
    Sexual immorality is a sin that is unique in the sense that it is a sin which is committed against ones own body; while every other sins is committed "outside" the body (1 Cor. 6:18). Furthermore, sexually immorality is a judgment from God as a result of those who not only know that it is violating God's righteous decree, but such wicked men and women give hearty approval to those who practice them (Isa. 5:20-21; Rom. 1:32). We are to speak the Truth in Love in hopes that they may be snatched out of the fire (1 Cor. 13:4; Eph. 4:15; 1 Jn. 3:18; 1 Pet. 4:8; Jude 23-24); but unfortunately, when we speak the Truth in Love out of concern for the Eternal fate of their souls (Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 13:4; Rev. 22:15), we will face persecution, and it will most likely land us in jail (cf. Matt. 5:10-12; Jn. 15:18-20; Gal. 4:16; Phil. 1:29; 3:10; 2 Tim. 3:10-12; Heb. 2:9-10; Jas. 1:2; 1 Pet. 1:6-7; 2:11-12,18-24; 3:14-15; 4:12-17,19).

    [Defiance and Rebellion against the Sovereignty of Almighty God, and its Consequences PART A END]

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