Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. BE ALWAYS ON THE WATCH, AND PRAY that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." (Luke 21:34-36)
...By your magic spell [sorceries or MEDICATION in the Greek] all the nations were led astray. (Rev 18:23)
The Winning Attitude [AUDIO]
Catholics, try to find even 1 verse, or a part of a verse, where Peter mentions Mary in either of his epistles; you will find nothing. Peter wrote about prayer, salvation, redemption, justification, holy living, temptation, the devil, etc., YET HE NEVER ONCE MENTIONED MARY, which contrasts sharply with Mariology and the fallacious Catholic claims that Peter was the first pope and Mary is key to all those aspects of salvation and the Catholic life itself. If you yourself are not a Catholic, remember that Christian truth to share with Catholics. See The Real Mary of the Bible
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin-- because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. (Rom. 6:6,7)
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. (Rom. 6:18)
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Rom. 6:20-22)For more on freedom from sin's addictions, refer to Freed From Sin Addictions
BEFORE SALVATION, one is a slave to sin. AFTER SALVATION, as a NEW CREATION IN CHRIST, one is set free from sin and is a slave to righteousness (a slave to God).
2. An ALIEN and STRANGER to either God's family or to the world:
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, (Eph. 2:19)
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1 Pet. 2:11)BEFORE SALVATION, one is an alien and stranger to God's family. AFTER SALVATION, one is an alien and stranger to the world.
To be a friend to the world is to be a spiritual adulterer, and for a Christian to become a friend of the world means he is an ENEMY OF GOD again (James 4:4).
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. (Hab 3:17,18)
Read Colossians 1 for a blessing.
To make excuses for sinful behavior is to PLEASE THE DEVIL. The people who make such excuses will certainly NEVER magnify many of the Scriptures, including the following two:
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Heb. 12:14)
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. (Eph. 5:5-7)
For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men LONGED TO SEE what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. (Mat. 13:17)
Not everyone is a child of God. In fact, MOST people (Mt. 7:13,14) are children of the devil (1 John 3:10) and ENEMIES OF GOD (James 4:4). Are YOU like most?
"Be of good cheer" (Mt. 14:27) in the KJV really means: TO HAVE COURAGE! Would you have guessed that?
The devil has his proposed 'Great Reset' as a copycat, while God has the real reset.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at THE RENEWAL OF ALL THINGS, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Mat. 19:28)
Then I saw A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (Rev. 21:1)
...THE HEAVENS WILL DISAPPEAR WITH A ROAR; THE ELEMENTS WILL BE DESTROYED BY FIRE, AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN IT WILL BE LAID BARE. (2 Pet. 3:10)EXCITING times are ahead for the overcomers. DRAW NEAR TO GOD NOW.
Everything they [the Pharisees] do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; (Mat. 23:5)
Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. (Luke 20:46)
But YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED 'RABBI,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And DO NOT CALL ANYONE ON EARTH 'FATHER,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. NOR ARE YOU TO BE CALLED 'TEACHER,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ. (Mat 23:8-10)
But the Counselor, THE HOLY SPIRIT, whom the Father will send in my name, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND WILL REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU. (John 14:26)
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and YOU DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TEACH YOU. BUT AS HIS ANOINTING TEACHES YOU ABOUT ALL THINGS and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit - just as it has taught you, remain in him. (1 John 2:27)You do not need anyone to teach you what the Word of God says, if you are a real Christian. See 2 Cor. 3:15,16. Many cults, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, claim that you need someone to teach you what the Bible says. Then, they claim they are the only ones who can teach it. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.
Jesus never said, "I am God", but he is DEITY nonetheless, which is absolutely proven in other ways. Furthermore, Jesus is also MAN which many focus on to attack his deity. DO NOT BE DECEIVED: Jesus is deity and worthy of your WORSHIP, TRUST and of being THE OBJECT OF YOUR FAITH FOR SALVATION. He is worshiped, prayed to and trusted in for salvation. He also has ALL AUTHORITY (or 'POWER') in heaven. Of course, he is DEITY. Note John 5:23; 5:40.
If this was a normal time, Fauci would have been removed and his trial date set, but Gates and Fauci, etc. will not be judged until the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus returns (Rev. 19:20). Now is the finishing out of this age and must occur. It will not be stopped. The mark of the beast is near, but CAPTIVITY is closer. STAND FIRM. IMAGINE SEEING KING JESUS!
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. (2 Cor. 11:14,15)
IF you have ever wondered if you yourself are on the 'battlefield' for the Lord, ask yourself this question: ARE YOU SPREADING among the general public THE WORD OF GOD, ESPECIALLY AS FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AND AS IS RELATED TO SALVATION? Spreading the Word of God can easily and effectively be done with sound gospel literature, and you can print out FREE gospel literature here: Print Free Tracts
John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light. (John 5:35)How was John the Baptist a lamp that gave light? Other scriptures show that he DENOUNCED SIN, PREACHED REPENTANCE and HELL and POINTED PEOPLE TO JESUS.
IF you have wondered if you are LIVING GODLY, here is your answer:
In fact, EVERYONE who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted (2 Tim. 3:12).
Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, IF INDEED WE SHARE IN HIS SUFFERINGS in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that OUR PRESENT SUFFERINGS are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Rom. 8:17,18)
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "WHERE SHALL WE BUY BREAD FOR THESE PEOPLE TO EAT?" He asked this ONLY TO TEST HIM, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!" Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" (John 6:5-9)We never read much of either Philip or Andrew. Maybe their response to the above situation reflects the reason. Surely, we all get TESTED with impossible situations as well. Remember Philip's TEST and especially this:
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." (Luke 18:27)
There is nothing in the Bible that says the Tribulation will last 7 years; that notion comes from the 'end times' books. On a side note, lots of things happen in Jerusalem that are kept under wraps. The 'news' is not comprehensive, but report their 'news' to distract, manipulate and deceive! DECEIT IS PROSPERING NOW.
The great tribulation is not the wrath of God; Christians will be spared from God's comiing wrath.
If the bride remains faithful during this test (like an Old Testament virgin pledged to be married had to remain faithful during the betrothal period preceding the wedding) - if the bride remains faithful to Jesus to the point of death, does not take the mark, but is still somehow alive (perhaps in captivity) , THEN THEY will be raptured - taken out of here right before the wrath of God.
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Rev 2:10)The parable of the 10 Virgins (Mt. 25:1-13) is relevant here also. Read it carefully.
But THE THINGS THAT COME OUT OF THE MOUTH COME FROM THE HEART, AND THESE MAKE A MAN UNCLEAN. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. THESE ARE WHAT MAKE A MAN UNCLEAN; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him unclean. (Mat 15:18-20)
Catholics misuse the following passage for support of their so-called 'sacred traditions' because, as they say, 'not everything is in the Bible'? NOTE: what was not written down were MORE MIRACLES that Jesus performed! That alone is the subject. Here is the passage:
Jesus did MANY OTHER MIRACULOUS SIGNS IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS DISCIPLES, WHICH ARE NOT RECORDED IN THIS BOOK. But these [Jesus' miracles] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:30,31)We have what we need in scripture and that is what God wanted us to have:
His divine power has given us EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us HIS VERY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES, SO THAT THROUGH THEM YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVINE NATURE AND ESCAPE THE CORRUPTION IN THE WORLD CAUSED BY EVIL DESIRES. (2 Pet. 1:3,4)See also 2 Tim. 3:15 and Jn. 12:48.
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "DO NOT GO BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another. (1 Cor. 4:6)
To "flee Babylon" (Rev. 18:4) is NOT to get out of a geographical location. It is to: come out from - withdraw from - the wicked world system that is everywhere and is especially in bold control by the devil during this last generation, WHICH IS NOW! Take warning:
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. (Rev 18:4,5)
Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are FULL OF BITTERNESS AND CAPTIVE TO SIN. (Acts 8:22,23)
Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and PUT TO DEATH, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will BETRAY AND HATE EACH OTHER (Mat 24:9,10).
Read Luke 12 for a blessing.
Global warming will INCREASE:
The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and THE SUN WAS GIVEN POWER TO SCORCH PEOPLE WITH FIRE. THEY WERE SEARED BY THE INTENSE HEAT and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. (Rev. 16:8,9)
Be on your guard; STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Cor. 16:13)
But THE COWARDLY, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars - THEIR PLACE WILL BE IN THE FIERY LAKE OF BURNING SULFUR. This is the second death. (Rev. 21:8)
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES SO MUCH AS TO SHRINK FROM DEATH. (Rev. 12:11)
But my righteous one will live by faith. And IF HE SHRINKS BACK, I WILL NOT BE PLEASED WITH HIM. (Heb 10:38)
ENDURE HARDSHIP with us LIKE A GOOD SOLDIER OF CHRIST JESUS. (2 Tim. 2:3)
Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (Mat 10:37,38)
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26,27)That hatred in Luke 14:26 means to LOVE LESS.
Remember, love for God is obedience to him (to his Word). Do not sin and disobey Jesus in order to provide a temporal benefit for yourself or others in the natural, especially by receiving the MOTB:
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8:36,37)
True Christian love stands for God's truth, as cited in scripture, and WARNS others of dangers, especially spiritual ones. Godly love does NOT tolerate sin or damnable heresy.
Many religious people misunderstand the biblical definition of mercy. Christian mercy includes forgiving others who sin against you; mercy is NOT withholding vital, but hard-to-hear disturbing truths about sin. Many people who believe OSAS devil doctrine, when confronted with scripture about sin, wrongly retort, "what about mercy". GOD'S TRUTH and HOLY LIVING are the issues:
Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, REBUKE and ENCOURAGE - with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Tim 4:2)Regarding encouraging:
But ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER DAILY, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ IF we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb. 3:13,14)
Be more concerned about what God thinks of you rather than what your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family might think. They won't be your judge, nor do they have power to cast your body and soul into HELL. (Mt. 10:28)
Christians "follow" Jesus (Jn. 10:27), but OUR DEEDS "follow" us (Rev. 14:13)!
The influence of the antichrist and the martyrdom from the last generation are both global:
...THE WHOLE WORLD was astonished and followed the beast. (Rev. 13:3)
He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given AUTHORITY OVER EVERY TRIBE, PEOPLE, LANGUAGE AND NATION. ALL INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH WILL WORSHIP THE BEAST--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. He who has an ear, let him hear. (Rev 13:7-9)**That is more proof this weird irrational GLOBAL oppression and push to get their medical device injected into the people is related to the mark of the beast.
KEEP YOUR MOTIVES PURE. That will make a major difference for you. God considers our MOTIVES:
All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but MOTIVES ARE WEIGHED BY THE LORD. (Prov. 16:2)
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and WILL EXPOSE THE MOTIVES OF MEN'S HEARTS. At that time each will receive his praise from God. (1 Cor. 4:5)
Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and PUT TO DEATH, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will BETRAY AND HATE EACH OTHER (Mat 24:9,10)....but he who stands firm TO THE END will be saved. (Mat 24:13)
...Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
The 'second chance after death' belief is another ear-tickling DEMONIC LIE. THIS LIFE NOW IS OUR TEST. Be very guarded how you act and speak. **AGAIN, THIS TIME NOW WILL IMPACT YOU THROUGHOUT ETERNITY. Be faithful to God.
From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. (Dan. 12:11)The daily sacrifice ended in March 2020.
The PAGAN IDOLATROUS practices in Catholicism of KISSING idols and bowing before them are nothing new:
Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel--all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him. (1 Kings 19:18)**Baal was a pagan god just as the FANTASY Mary is in Catholicism.
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
Job didn't tell his so-called 'friends,' who falsely accused him to shut up. Instead, he said it in a more clever way:
If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom. (Job 13:5)
The Greek term for "mark" as in MARK of the beast (Rev. 13:16,17; 14:9-12) is NOT the same as what is written on the foreheads of the overcomers in the perfect age (Rev. 22:4) or the WRITTEN names of Jesus and the father on the foreheads of the 144,000 (Rev. 14:1).
Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because THE TIME TO REAP HAS COME, FOR THE HARVEST OF THE EARTH IS RIPE." So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and THE EARTH WAS HARVESTED. (Rev. 14:15,16)Other scriptures imply the final grand harvest includes the GREAT MULTITUDE OF MARTYRS DURING THE TRIBULATION, who reject the mark of the beast (Rev. 7:9 cf. 7:14-17) and even those still physically alive at the POST trib rapture. After the earth is harvested, a different event occurs - GOD'S WRATH comes:
Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth's vine, because its grapes are ripe." The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of GOD'S WRATH. They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses' bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia. (Rev. 14:17-20)
EVERYONE who goes into the fiery lake of burning sulfur is THROWN into it (Mt. 13:42; 5:29; 13:50; 18:8,9; Mk. 9:45,47; Rev. 19:20; 20:10) and God's angels do the THROWING (Mt. 13:41,42). At this point in time NO ONE is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur yet. The antichrist and false prophet will be the first two people to be THROWN into it to be TORMENTED forever (Rev. 19:20 cf. 20:10).
The Final Word on Who is Blessed [AUDIO]
The next time you are name-called, remember what happened to Paul:
A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, "What is this BABBLER trying to say?"... (Acts 17:18)YOU aren't the only one who has been insulted.
After the fall of man and Adam and Eve being banished from the garden of Eden, there was this similar area:
Lot looked up and saw that THE WHOLE PLAIN OF THE JORDAN WAS WELL WATERED, LIKE THE GARDEN OF THE LORD, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) (Gen 13:10)
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and THEIR SIN SO GRIEVOUS that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know." (Gen 18:20,21)
Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten [righteous people] can be found there?" He answered, "FOR THE SAKE OF TEN, I WILL NOT DESTROY IT." (Gen 18:32)
Before they had gone to bed, ALL THE MEN FROM EVERY PART OF THE CITY OF SODOM--BOTH YOUNG AND OLD --surrounded the house. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? BRING THEM OUT TO US SO THAT WE CAN HAVE SEX WITH THEM." (Gen 19:4,5)
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 1:7)
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. (Isa 46:9,10)
Read Jeremiah 35 about the Recabites!
Stephen was so quick to forgive that he forgave those who were killing him, WHILE THEY WERE IN THE ACT! The ultimate example was Jesus, as he was dying, when he asked the Father to forgive those who condemned and crucified him.
**BE QUICK TO FORGIVE OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN SAKE!
And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. (Rev. 13:1,2)
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the punishment of THE GREAT PROSTITUTE, WHO SITS ON MANY WATERS. (Rev. 17:1)
The woman was given the TWO WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. (Rev 12:14)
Where are 42 months or "a time, times and half a time" cited during the end times?
He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for A TIME, TIMES AND HALF A TIME. (Dan. 7:25)
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for FORTY-TWO MONTHS. (Rev 13:5)
And throw that WORTHLESS [Greek: useless] SERVANT outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mat. 25:30)* Unmerciful SERVANT
In anger his master turned him over to the jailers TO BE TORTURED, UNTIL HE SHOULD PAY BACK ALL HE OWED. "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart." (Mat. 18:34,35)In other words, the former was unfruitful, while the latter was unforgiving. Such are two ways to lose your salvation (die spiritually).
BTW: the place of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Mt. 25:30) is in the FIERY FURNACE (Mt. 13:41,42)!
Does this seem to teach God's forever love, protection and blessings to you? Also, does this exalt JERUSALEM as something great?
Then the word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man, the house of ISRAEL HAS BECOME DROSS TO ME; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because you have all become dross, I WILL GATHER YOU INTO JERUSALEM. As men gather silver, copper, iron, lead and tin into a furnace to melt it with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you. I will gather you and I will blow on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her. As silver is melted in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the LORD have poured out my wrath upon you." (Ezek. 22:17-22)
His master replied, YOU WICKED, LAZY SERVANT! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? (Mat. 25:26)WHY? Because he did NOT bring forth gain or FRUIT from his talent. That same "servant" is also called "WORTHLESS" (Mt. 35:30). That is how the LOVING LORD JESUS sees former Christians who are unfruitful.
NOTE: OSAS wants us to WRONGLY think all God sees after salvation is the blood, the cross, grace or even Jesus himself, which is a POISONOUS LIE AND DEADLY DISTORTION. Jesus saw that person, who was once saved, but later as WICKED, LAZY and WORTHLESS!
Again, imagine the horror of hearing Jesus say those last words to YOU before getting THROWN into outer darkness:
And throw that WORTHLESS servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mat. 25:30)
Do UNSAVED people read the scriptures? YES. Here is one example:
The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth." (Acts 8:32)That same man got saved soon thereafter.
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be THROWN INTO HELL. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to GO INTO HELL. (Mat. 5:28-30)
JUST LIKE 2,000 YEARS and NOW FOR US:
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Rev 2:10,11)
Religious circumcision or NO circumcision was a BIG issue even until Acts 11, and it culminated at Acts 15:
So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them." (Acts 11:2,3)
Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved." This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. (Acts 15:1,2)The question of the necessity of circumcision to be saved continued to be an ongoing battle afterwards, which we especially see reflected in Paul's epistles. See Saved By Grace or Works.
(SATAN IN EDEN)
"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD, KNOWING good and evil." (Gen. 3:5)(SATAN TODAY)
To become trans-human via the Covid 19 injection and thereby to be connected to Artificial Intelligence will exponentially expand your KNOWLEDGE and change your DNA.
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, JUST AS HE HAD DONE BEFORE. Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. (Dan 6:10,11)
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for FILTHY LUCRE'S sake. (Titus 1:11, KJV)
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, SLOW BELLIES. (Titus 1:12, KJV)
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to CONVINCE THE GAINSAYERS. (Titus 1:9, KJV)**Such is the world of KJVism in just 4 verses - Titus 1:9-12. (NO THANK YOU!)
Below are several NEGATIVE promises of God that are never mentioned when citing the promises of God:
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Mat. 6:15)
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name." This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. (Rev. 14:9-12)
If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:15)
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. (Mat. 5:22)
If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:6)
Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. (Rev 3:2)
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My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and THEY FOLLOW ME. (John 10:27)
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? YOU MUST FOLLOW ME." (John 21:22)
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS. (Rev. 17:14)
Man is NOT now nor will he ever become a god himself, as various false religions say. Man is not equal to or greater than Jesus; he is not divine nor does he have divinity within himself:
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I WILL BE HIS GOD and HE WILL BE MY SON. (Rev. 21:7)The bodies of Christians alone are the temple of God, but that is a different issue.
It is BLASPHEMY to alter one's DNA, which is what the covid mRNA injection does. That truth fits scripture perfectly with the following details about the antichrist being a BLASPHEMER:
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and BLASPHEMIES and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. (Rev. 13:5)
He opened his mouth to BLASPHEME God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. (Rev. 13:6)
John 17 is Jesus' prayer to the Father; Acts 4:24-30 is corporate group prayer; Acts 7:59,60 is a martyr's dying prayer; Acts 1:24,25 is prayer for a replacement for Judas Iscariot and Acts 9:40 is Peter's prayer to raise a person from the dead. The WRONG WAY to pray is shown in Luke 18:11,12, but even that was a prayer to God. Catholics pray "TO" Mary, their canonized saints and angels, which is outrageous. That is extreme error and idolatry and has absolutely NO SCRIPTURE for support.
To call on the dead, as Catholics do, is necromancy and is forbidden (Deut. 18:11).
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. (Rev 12:12)
Our WEIRD world NOW is the devil's "fury" because he knows his time is short.
Often on grave markers (tombstones) are the words, "May He Rest In Peace ", but NOT all of the departed "rest" after death!
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is NO REST DAY OR NIGHT for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name." This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.Just a few verses apart are those two contrasting verses on "REST".
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead WHO DIE IN THE LORD from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "THEY WILL REST FROM THEIR LABOR, for their deeds will follow them." (Rev 14:9-13)
Both Elisha and John the Baptist had the spirit of Elijah. The former was a miracle performing prophet, while the latter performed no miracles (Jn. 10:41), but was a bold and fearless, yet humble preacher.
The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. (2 Kings 2:15)
And he [John the Baptist] will go on before the Lord, in the SPIRIT AND POWER OF ELIJAH, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:17)John was greater than Elisha:
I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist... (Mat. 11:11)
Ye shall not ROUND THE CORNERS OF YOUR HEADS, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. (Lev. 19:27, KJV)
Then a voice told him, "Get up, PETER . Kill and eat." (Acts 10:13)
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "SIMON , three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them." (Acts 10:19,20)God knew where Peter was and how to communicate to him. Supernaturally, God also called Peter by that name, as well as, "Simon" in just several verses apart. God knows where you are and your name too. BTW, Peter is also known as Cephas (Jn. 1:42).
"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I [Jeremiah] said, "I do not know how to speak; I AM ONLY A CHILD." But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. (Jer. 1:6-8)Jeremiah was just a CHILD when called by God to be a prophet. Samuel was just a BOY too when he started to minister under Eli:
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the BOY [Samuel] ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest. (1 Sam. 2:11)
Present tense SIN is the issue, not the doctrine of 'original sin'. They are NOT the same. Don't allow anyone to confuse the issue and deceive you.
How are YOU spreading God's word, especially the gospel, as the Lord wants? IF you say you aren't, but claim you are still serving God and living holy, then what about these commands and examples of the earliest Christians:
As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (John 17:18)
He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:59,60)
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. (Acts 8:4)
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Rom. 10:13,14)YOU have the responsibility to spread and protect the gospel. That is important for YOU, as well as others.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true
words of God." (Rev 19:7-9)
This explains so much:
...Let Israel know this. BECAUSE YOUR SINS ARE SO MANY AND YOUR HOSTILITY SO GREAT, the prophet is considered A FOOL, the inspired man A MANIAC. (Hosea 9:7)That shows why the ungodly view the Christians that way, but they know not what they do. That is also a good sign for the Christian:
"BLESSED ARE YOU when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Mat. 5:11,12)Furthermore, remember:
For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are THE SMELL OF DEATH; to the other, THE FRAGRANCE OF LIFE .... (2 Cor 2:15,16)
Jehovah's Witnesses just gullibly believe what they are told, and that includes that Wisdom personified in Proverbs 8 is Jesus. That is absolutely impossible for, among other reasons, this verse personifies Wisdom as being FEMALE:
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with HER. (Prov. 8:11)
For by him [PRECIOUS Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; ALL THINGS WERE CREATED BY HIM AND FOR HIM. (Col. 1:16)
The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you THE ETERNAL LIFE , which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (1 John 1:2)
...Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. (Mat. 15:6)2 glaring examples of religious traditions that have nullified God's word in our day are:
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them , for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Mat. 6:7,8)
but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God. (1 Cor. 11:15,16)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (Prov. 31:30)VERY FEW God fearing women are praised in our dark hour.