AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL

Revelation 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: [17] AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

One and ONLY telltale sign given by the Lord Jesus Christ concerning the Mark of the Beast is none other than the picture of a CASHLESS society.

Having said that, we read that the first nation who is aiming to phase out currency as the legal tender and turn to electronic device to control the flow of money is Israel. Is this a part of the Blood Moon tetrad sign we have speculated about as something disastrous is foretold to come to Israel?

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ISRAEL EYES BECOMING A CASHLESS SOCIETY

May 30, 2014 | Yossi Aloni

A special committee headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Harel Locker, has recommended a three-phase plan to all but do away with cash transactions in Israel.

The motivation for examining a cash-less economy is combating money laundering and other tax-evasion tactics, thereby maximizing potential tax collection and greatly expanding the tax base. This is important considering the enormous strain put on Israel’s national budget by the army, healthcare system and other public services.

The committee estimated that the black market represents over 20 percent of Israel’s GDP, and cash is the facilitating factor. Cash enables tax evasion, money laundering and even financing terrorism.

“According to estimates by the Tax Authority, about one-fifth of economic activity in Israel is not reported, ie. it is a black market,” said Locker. “As a result of this black market, Israel loses tax revenues in the neighborhood of 40–50 billion shekels ($11-$14 billion) annually. This is an amount equal to the individual annual budgets of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.”

What the committee would like to see happen, pending government approval, is greater restriction on the use of cash, limiting the use of checks as a means of payment and exchange for cash, and promotion of the use of electronic (and therefore verifiable) means of payment.

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/May30/301.html

While they have seemingly all the right reason for switching to electronic devices, but to us, believers in the Lord Yeshua ha Masiach, we have advance warning from our Lord and Savior, of this demonic scheme coming into the picture in the last of the last days.

You may be wondering why is the bible warns us about a device which enables us to transact our business securely. Certainly nobody can rob us even though we carry all of our funds with us all the time. No more carrying wads of paper money, or cheque books, credit or debit cards around; just swipe the implanted chip on the scanners and away we go.

Our Lord, the Omnipresence, Omnipotent and Omniscience God knew beforehand Satan’s schemes. Satan is always on the warpath to steal, kill and destroy [John 10:10a] through subtleties and trickeries and sorceries did come up with labelling his mark for the sole purpose of trade (buying and selling).

But, the following video report describes the device as not so innocent little gadget to make life simpler after all.

HOW THE RFID CHIP WILL CHANGE YOUR DNA

Published on May 2, 2014

Passage from the Lord that he has revealed to me. Rev 21:26 & Rev 14:9-11, Rev 13:17, Rev 19:20, Mark 12:26-27, John 4:23-24, Rev 13:16, Rev 16:2, Rev 15:2 and Rev 20:4

Matthew 24;37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. God Bless you all.

The one who receives the mark, through DNA manipulation, will become a non-human being, not fit to live and rule in the millennial kingdom with Christ Jesus.

As the world is starting to implement what we know as the end time event as predicted, we should realize that this is certainly both bad and good news; bad for the people of the world; good for bodies of Christ.

What the news above is telling us, we are getting nearer to the time when the Lord Jesus will receive us in the clouds accompanied by the Holy Spirit who is being withdrawn to usher in the son of perdition or the anti-messiah.

Now what are the people to do when they live within the Cashless society that are implanted or stamped or tattooed with what the bible describes as Mark of the Beast?

The bible is very clear about the fate of those who carries the Mark.

To those who received the mark:

Revelation 19:20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, and them that worshipped his image. THESE BOTH WERE CAST ALIVE INTO A LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH BRIMSTONE.

Knowing the nature of God and His proven faithfulness throughout generation, He certainly will not let those who put their hope in Him to suffer as described in the quoted verse above.

We are talking about the dreaded second death here which is not the same as death of the body if you are killed for refusing to receive the mark!

[Matthew 10:28]  AND FEAR NOT THEM WHICH KILL THE BODY, but are not able to kill the soul: but RATHER FEAR HIM WHICH IS ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.

And for those who do not receive the Mark of the Beast:

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I SAW THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, AND WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED HIS MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HANDS; AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS.

DEAD THROUGH BEHEADING, does it not point to an Islamic antichrist?

How are these enslavement schemes going to be enforced?

The bible says: And he [antichrist] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…

Of course through financial crisis and the collapse of the world-wide currencies, an event that is under the control of the Illuminati; to be exact, the Rothschild clan who control all banks in the world.

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OVERDOSE: THE NEXT FINANCIAL CRISIS

Published on Jul 2, 2012

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis. Award-winning youtube hit giving fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

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With the US raising their debt ceiling, are we in a global bail-out bubble that will eventually burst? This doc offers a fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

The financial storm that has rocked the world began brewing in the US when congress pushed the idea of home ownership for all, propping up those who couldn’t make the down payments. When it all went wrong the government promised the biggest financial stimulus packages in history and gargantuan bailouts. But what crazed logic is that: propping up debt with more debt? “They’re giving alcohol to a drunk: it just sets him up for a bigger hangover.”

July 2010 – Ref: 4875

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Are you saved? Knowing what God had shown what are to come and we are seeing one of the signs in so great a detail, surely you know that the time is short. We need to get right with the Lord God, right here and now to escape all of the disasters shown above.

Repent and do the following:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. [Romans 10:9-13]

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WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?

WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?

[Luke 18:7-8]  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? [8] I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. NEVERTHELESS WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?

It is not a question of whether or not  He would find FAITH on earth when He comes back, since one of His divine attributes is knowing the end from the beginning, but more like a sigh of sadness on people who are identified with Him, Christians’ condition, in these last days!

As you read on, you will see the reason why He gave His advance warning to us!

END TIMES SIGN – WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANS!!!

Published on Feb 26, 2014

It’s as if we’re living back in the day of pagan Rule!

Breaking down the decay of our government’s loyalty to the Christian people of America! Alarming facts that Christians are hated more now then ever in history as the Bible predicts. Christ IS Returning Soon for His Church! “Are YOU Ready?”s

On top of what we have witnessed in the foregoing video presentation, please also read the following article:

THE 3 STEP PLAN BY THE LGBT MAFIA TO DESTROY THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

NTEB News Desk | May 28, 2014

The Coming Of A New Dark Age

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

When the Christian church was hit by a hostile takeover in 325AD by Constantine of Rome, it disappeared for the next 1,200+ years into the shroud of pagan Roman Catholicism. We call that period of time the Dark Ages.

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The Church that Jesus Christ died for and was entrusted to the Apostle Paul did not reemerge until the time of John Wycliffe and the Reformation. We call this time period The Enlightenment. In 2014, the LGBT Mafia is, for different reason and for a different outcome, attempting the same type of hostile takeover.

STEP ONE: REWRITING THE SCRIPTURES

If the LGBT is to be successful, they first must neutralize all those pesky scriptures – Old and New Testaments – which condemn sodomy between men and lesbianism between women. Its kind of hard to sit in the pews and feel comfortable with the bible telling you your lifestyle is an abomination before a righteous and holy God. So they have been hard at work, publishing bible translations (perversions) which remove the offending passages. Bibles like the Queen James Bible aim to meet this need. Its authors say this…

To read on: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22257

Here is another monkey-wrench thrown into the current church machineries:

WHY ARE SO MANY STUDENTS LEAVING THE CHURCH?

May 28, 2014 |  Tom Olago

Statistics from a study of teens and young adults who attended church regularly for at least a year in high school suggest that students at teenager and young adult levels are dropping out of protestant churches in droves. LifeWay Research data shows that 80% of young people who dropped out of church said they did not plan to do so during high school – however about 70% of young adults who indicated they attended church regularly for at least one year in high school do, in fact, drop out – but almost two-thirds return and currently attend church.

Ed Stetzer, in an article for Christianity Today that elaborated on these research findings also revealed the following patterns:

• The drop typically takes place between 17 and 19 years

• The dropouts were not intentional, were not based on theological disagreements or as a result of rebellion – rather, for the most part, they simply lose track of the church and stop seeing it as important to their life.

Four answers were found to be the most predictive in determining which teenagers stayed in church:

• I wanted the church to help guide my decisions in everyday life (prior to 18).

• My parents were still married to each other and both attended church (prior to 18).

• The pastor’s sermons were relevant to my life (prior to 18).

• At least one adult from church made a significant investment in me personally and spiritually (between 15 and 18).

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/May27/273.html#YQmOAsgBY0IM4tlg.99

These all have been foretold in the word of God.

[Matthews 24:11-12]  AND MANY FALSE PROPHETS SHALL RISE, AND SHALL DECEIVE MANY. [12] AND BECAUSE INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND, THE LOVE OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD.

I have shown you the trick and the antics of the purported servants of God, to amass wealth by fleecing flocks under their care: Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, TD Jakes, etc., etc., which I have shared in my previous articles:  THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM IS DRAWING NEAR!

http://wp.me/p3jyMk-1O0

Prior to His second coming, we read and witnessed in the foregoing video presentation and printed article, that it will be marked with increased persecution of His elect. Then we are bound to put forward the following question:   AND SHALL NOT GOD AVENGE HIS OWN ELECT, WHICH CRY DAY AND NIGHT UNTO HIM, THOUGH HE BEAR LONG WITH THEM? [Luke 18:7]

This last phrase “…though He bear long with them” means as if He lets the persecution run for long time! But, are we crying day and night hearing and watching radical acts of violence towards Christians in the world these days?

[Luke 18:8] says: “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. NEVERTHELESS WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?

Verse 8[b] highlighted above should be a wake-up call for us all.

Whoa, pardner, the Lord Jesus had already foreseen the “sickening” condition of His so called followers: of “questionable” FAITH!

Can we not read that investigative statement “SHALL HE FIND” as a warning more than a passing question? In time of dire needs, we without a doubt take comfort in the promise “…HE WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY.” On top of that, we take pleasure in knowing that the “FAITH(LACKING) ELECT” may not apply to us since God will avenge us!

The next verse shows us His reason for avenging us, His elect:

Isaiah 48:9 FOR MY NAME’S SAKE WILL I DEFER MINE ANGER, AND FOR MY PRAISE WILL I REFRAIN FOR THEE, THAT I CUT THEE NOT OFF… [11] FOR MINE OWN SAKE, EVEN FOR MINE OWN SAKE, WILL I DO IT: FOR HOW SHOULD MY NAME BE POLLUTED? AND I WILL NOT GIVE MY GLORY UNTO ANOTHER.

Isaiah 48:11 is more fitting to be directed to Christians in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and good number of ethnic churches around the world. Our LORD God is very particular about His Name and position. He deferred His anger towards wayward churches which call Him by the name of an idol, Allah! I came from Indonesia and was brought up in a Methodist Church which to this day preaches, prays to, exalts and glorifies Allah! And I can say 99.9% of the so called ethnic Indonesian, Malaysian churches throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore including in North America and Australia do the same.

God say His Name is polluted and His glory is given to another.

Now, as we, without a doubt, are living in the last of the last days, the Lord Jesus truthfully said:

[Mathews 24:37-39]  BUT AS THE DAYS OF NOE WERE, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, [39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Only eight souls were saved then!

What, for a good measure, if I add to that, other verses of scripture which more or less stated the same line of thought in term of souls saved:

[Matthews 7:13-14]  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT.

Chew on these thoughts a bit; can’t you see that we, over 400 denominations of believers and counting, are in BIG trouble? In the first admonishment [Luke 18:8b], the Lord questions the state of our faith in Him.

Compromising with the world, churches.

RICK WARREN, EMERGENTS AND MUSLIMS

Uploaded on Feb 28, 2012

This short video sample is from Chapter 9 of our video, The Submerging Church. It shows how Rick Warren and others are seeking to unite with Muslims.

Further video report on this subject: ChrisLam

CHRISLAM

Published on Oct 9, 2012

Should Christians and Muslims seek to merge their religions into Chrislam? Find out with guest Eric Barger on the show Christ in Prophecy.

The foregoing videos presentation and others, you all can investigate for yourselves.

In the second observation above quoted from Matthews 7:13 we are being guided to take the NARROW WAY which leads to life…the concluding passage says:  [Matthews 7:14] …ONLY FEW FIND WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE!

But if the instruction sounds so common, THE LAST PHRASE SHOULD TRULY JOLT OUR HEARTS INTO THE FEAR OF THE LORD!

We have a glaring example of how minuscule the number of people who were saved from destruction.

ONLY 8 PEOPLE OF ONE FAMILY!

Now, when the Lord Jesus, the God Son said only FEW, believe you Him, there will only be a few in terms of total population of the world since the world began!

He knows the end from the beginning, don’t we ever forget that!

ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU WILL BE PART OF THE FEW or the majority that are bound elsewhere? The choice is yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POPE FRANCIS, SAYS CHRISTIANS DO NOT EXIST OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

The word of God declares:

“FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; and that not of yourselves: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” [Ephesians 2:8,9]

But the word of Satan and his envoy: POPE FRANCIS, SAYS CHRISTIANS DO NOT EXIST OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

NTEB News Desk | May 16, 2014

FRANCIS ALSO SAID THAT ALIENS WILL BE BAPTIZED WHEN THEY ARRIVE

Vatican City, Rome – Pope Francis said that people cannot be Christians without the Church, explaining that Christian identity is rooted in it and that believers cannot stand alone.

“Our Christian identity is belonging to a people: the Church. Without this, we are not Christians. We entered the Church through baptism: there we are Christians,” Francis said during Mass on Thursday, Vatican Radio reported.

Complete article: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=21558

There are other groups who advocate that Christians should obey the Torah of Moses! The deceiving spirit is busy at work to lead people away from the true faith into unrighteousness!

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, BECAUSE HE KNOWETH THAT HE HATH BUT A SHORT TIME.

You can further verify the devastating threat to cause what is predicted will happen shortly before the Lord Jesus appear in the clouds to rapture His Church (His body, the temple of the Holy Spirit) in the following passage of scripture:

[1Thessalonians 4:16-18]  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17 THEN WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR: AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

POPE FRANCIS DROPS A BOMBSHELL!

Published on May 17, 2014

Pope Francis drops yet another Bombshell claiming you have to belong to the Church to be a “Christian” So much for belonging to Christ! Will we ever wake up from among the dead?

Now of course, the ones who have listened and obey the deception reported above; in print as well as in video presentation, will fulfill the following prophesied even:

[2Thessalonians 2:1-4]  Now we beseech you, brethren, by THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, and by OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM,[2]  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: FOR THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all…

A Roman Catholic close friend of mine sent me an article which says: MEGACHURCH PASTOR ULF EKMAN: ‘WE NEED WHAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO LIVE FULLY AS CHRISTIANS’

The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic… This article I quoted in its entirety and is referenced in my post:

THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM IS DRAWING NEAR!

http://wp.me/p3jyMk-1O0

Yes, folks, the time for our once in a life-time flight is imminent! Be ready with your boarding passes.

All the signs to denote that we are living in the last of the last days have already been shown with UNPRECENDENTED natural disasters; Blood Moon tetrad, the first of the four happened last April 15, 2014 at the Feast of Pesach (Passover), the second in this year, it will happened on the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacle) and to be repeated next year (2015) on the same feast days (Passover and Tabernacle) as posted in my article:

THE COMING 8TH TETRAD: PROOF WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION ON EARTH

http://wp.me/p3jyMk-1Ep

Who does the Church worship and prays to? Watch the following and listened to the word of the one leading the prayer:

POPE FRANCIS WORSHIPS LUCIFER AT EASTER MASS

Published on Apr 19, 2014

Listen Close, You can hear Illuminazi, Illuminati, Lucifer, King Lucifer. This is whom they Really Worship! P.S. IF YOU SUPPORT THIS EVIL MAN …UNSUBSCRIBE! I DON’T NEED YOUR IGNORANCE AROUND HERE! YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHO YOU BOW DOWN TO. THESE ARE OF THE MOST WICKED MEN ON EARTH! LEARN ABOUT IT !! DON’T BITCH ABOUT IT !! DO SOME RESEARCH AND STEP OUT OF THE BOX… IT MAY JUST CHANGE YOUR LIFE 🙂

Please forgive me for showing these truth. The bible say:

[Ezekiel 3:18]  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and THOU GIVEST HIM NOT WARNING, NOR SPEAKEST TO WARN THE WICKED FROM HIS WICKED WAY, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but HIS BLOOD WILL I REQUIRE AT THINE HAND… [20] Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

By posting this warning, I hope God will not find me guilty of the great sin of Omission!

God bless

Aaron Halim

MAJOR RELIGIONS IN BIRD’S EYE VIEW

Christians: (Protestant also known as Evangelicals)

Let me just quote what we believe in according to Christian Missionary Alliance of Canada:

THE CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE IN CANADA STATEMENT OF FAITH

1 – God:  There is one God, 1 who is infinitely perfect,2 existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.3

2 – Jesus: Jesus Christ is true God and true man.4 He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.5 He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.6 He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.7 He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.8

3 – Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell, 9 guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.10

4 – Bible: The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.11

5 – Sin: Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God,12 fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.13 The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.14

6 – Freedom from Sin: Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.15

7 – Christian Living: It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly16 thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.17

This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer.18

8 – Healing: Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.19

9 – Church: The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.20

The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.21

10 – Life after death: There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;22 for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.23

11 – Second Coming of Christ: The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible.24 As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.25

– See more at: http://www.cmacan.org/statement-of-faith#sthash.rpjKbgYk.dpuf

How do we Christians worship? We, Protestants Christians adhere to God’s Law as written in the Ten Commandment. Worship is governed as follows:

[Exodus 20:3-6]  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. [4] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: [5]  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; [6] And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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Christians: The Roman Catholics:

The church widely known as the Catholic Church consists of 23 autonomous churches (all of which are subject to the Pope)— one “Western” and 22 “Eastern” — governed by two sets of Codes of Canon Law.[2] To refer to all 23 autonomous Churches together, official Church documents often use the term “Catholic Church” or, less frequently, the term “Roman Catholic Church”. The usage that makes the term “Roman Catholic” mean members of the Latin Rite or Western Church to the exclusion of those who belong to the Eastern Catholic Churches does not appear in any recent document of the Holy See, and popes have used the term “Roman Catholic Church” on various occasions throughout the 20th century to mean instead the whole Church without exclusion of any part.[3]

The Catholic faith is summarised in the Nicene Creed, which is given below.

A full statement of our faith can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heave and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom shall have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church which are non-biblical (not in the least written nor mention in the Bible)

Paragraph 6. Mary – Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church

963 Since the Virgin Mary’s role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. “The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer. . . . She is ‘clearly the mother of the members of Christ’ . . . since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head.”502 “Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church.”503

I. MARY’S MOTHERHOOD WITH REGARD TO THE CHURCH

Wholly united with her Son . . .

964 Mary’s role in the Church is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. “This union of the mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception up to his death”;504 it is made manifest above all at the hour of his Passion:

Thus the Blessed Virgin advanced in her pilgrimage of faith, and faithfully persevered in her union with her Son unto the cross. There she stood, in keeping with the divine plan, enduring with her only begotten Son the intensity of his suffering, joining herself with his sacrifice in her mother’s heart, and lovingly consenting to the immolation of this victim, born of her: to be given, by the same Christ Jesus dying on the cross, as a mother to his disciple, with these words: “Woman, behold your son.”505

965 After her Son’s Ascension, Mary “aided the beginnings of the Church by her prayers.”506 In her association with the apostles and several women, “we also see Mary by her prayers imploring the gift of the Spirit, who had already overshadowed her in the Annunciation.”507

. . . also in her Assumption

966 “Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.”508 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:

In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death.509

. . . she is our Mother in the order of grace

967 By her complete adherence to the Father’s will, to his Son’s redemptive work, and to every prompting of the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary is the Church’s model of faith and charity. Thus she is a “preeminent and . . . wholly unique member of the Church”; indeed, she is the “exemplary realization” (typus) 510 of the Church.

968 Her role in relation to the Church and to all humanity goes still further. “In a wholly singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and burning charity in the Savior’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is a mother to us in the order of grace.”511

969 “This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation . . . . Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”512

970 “Mary’s function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin’s salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it.”513 “No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source.”514

* II. DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

971 “All generations will call me blessed”: “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.”515 The Church rightly honors “the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of ‘Mother of God,’ to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. . . . This very special devotion . . . differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration.”516 The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.517

III. MARY – ESCHATOLOGICAL ICON OF THE CHURCH

972 After speaking of the Church, her origin, mission, and destiny, we can find no better way to conclude than by looking to Mary. In her we contemplate what the Church already is in her mystery on her own “pilgrimage of faith,” and what she will be in the homeland at the end of her journey. There, “in the glory of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity,” “in the communion of all the saints,”518 the Church is awaited by the one she venerates as Mother of her Lord and as her own mother.

In the meantime the Mother of Jesus, in the glory which she possesses in body and soul in heaven, is the image and beginning of the Church as it is to be perfected in the world to come. Likewise she shines forth on earth until the day of the Lord shall come, a sign of certain hope and comfort to the pilgrim People of God.519

IN BRIEF

973 By pronouncing her “fiat” at the Annunciation and giving her consent to the Incarnation, Mary was already collaborating with the whole work her Son was to accomplish. She is mother wherever he is Savior and head of the Mystical Body.

974 The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of his Body.

975 “WE BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THE NEW EVE, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH, CONTINUES IN HEAVEN TO EXERCISE HER MATERNAL ROLE ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST” (Paul VI, CPG § 15).

However, judge for yourselves in light of God’s Law quoted above:

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Judaism (from the Latin Iudaismus, derived from the Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, and ultimately from the Hebrew יהודה, Yehudah, “Judah”;[1][2] in Hebrew: יהדות, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos)[3] is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people.[4] Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Mishnah and the Talmud. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.[5]

Judaism is free from idol and idol worship.

HINDUISM

Hinduism, also known by the name Sanatana-Dharma,[1][2][web 1] is the dominant religion[note 1] of the Indian subcontinent, which consists of many diverse traditions. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism[4] among numerous other traditions, and a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of “daily morality” based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorisation of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid, common set of beliefs.[5]

Hinduism has been called the “oldest religion” in the world,[note 2] and many practitioners refer to Hinduism as Sanātana Dharma, “the eternal law” or the “eternal way”[1][2][15] beyond human origins.[15] It prescribes the “eternal” duties all Hindus have to follow, regardless of class, caste, or sect, such as honesty, purity, and self-restraint.[web 1]

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Now we come to the religion of the cousin of the Jewish people: Islam.

Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/;[note 1] Arabic: الإسلام‎, al-ʾIslām  IPA: [ælʔɪsˈlæːm] ( listen)[note 2]) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God[1] (Arabic: الله‎ Allāh) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 CE – c. 8 June 632 CE), considered by them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.

Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable [2] and the purpose of existence is to worship God.[3] Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed before many times throughout the world, including notably through Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they consider prophets.[4] They maintain that the previous messages and revelations have been partially misinterpreted or altered over time,[5] but consider the Arabic Qur’an to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God.[6] Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on multifarious topics from banking and welfare, to warfare and the environment.[7][8]

This religion is fashioned after no idol and no idol worship. However, if you look at the following pictures, we can see the flaws vividly as to idol worship:

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One other interesting aspect of this religion, while you can surmise the symbolism in the form of the object of worship, the following picture shows each religion differs in the object of worship gender-wise:

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Where do you stand in this respect?

THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM IS DRAWING NEAR!

[1Thessalonians 1:5] For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; AS YE KNOW WHAT MANNER OF MEN WE WERE AMONG YOU FOR YOUR SAKE.
And as Paul Washer exposed in his sermon below, the beginning section of the video presentation, those preachers are not at all showing what apostle Paul is saying in the verse above.
CREFLO DOLLAR VS PAUL WASHER – THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL AND THE MONEY DANCE
Published on Sep 13, 2013
The prosperity gospel . Is it of God, or is it a false gospel leading people to destruction?

What we have seen above depicts wayward Christians under the spell of false teachers. You can easily identify the false gospel preached, which are nowhere to be found in the word of God!
The Holy Spirit inspired Apostle Paul to write the following:
[2Thessalonians 2:1-3] Now we beseech you, brethren, by THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM, [2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. [3] Let no man deceive you by any means: FOR THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…
We are taught by above verses, that before “RAPTURE” of the Church, one of the clear signs is “FALLING AWAY” of a number of so called Christians!
Falling away manifested in various ways; we have seen one of them in the preceding video. And here is another aspect which brings about the same result!
KENNETH COPELAND RECANTS AND RETURNS TO CATHOLICISM!

And another one bites the SATANIC dust:
MEGACHURCH PASTOR ULF EKMAN: ‘WE NEED WHAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO LIVE FULLY AS CHRISTIANS’
The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic
By Luke Coppen on Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Ulf Ekman and his wife, Birgitta, meet the Pope on April 9

On Sunday March 9, Ulf Ekman stood nervously before the congregation of the Word of Life church in Uppsala. Dressed in a suit and pale blue tie, the Swedish pastor looked out at the faces of those whose delights and hardships he had shared since he founded the megachurch in 1983.
“This is one of those days when I have something special to say,” he began. Several minutes into the address, which has been watched more than 8,000 times on YouTube, he got to the crux: “[My wife] Birgitta and I have in recent days sensed the Lord’s leading, urging us to join the Catholic Church. This may seem a very radical step. But we have great peace and great joy in this decision.
Read more:
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2014/04/24/megachurch-pastor-ulf-ekman-we-need-what-the-lord-has-given-to-the-catholic-church-to-live-fully-as-christians/#.U3lVMO_ZF90.facebook
KNOWN HERO’S (?) OF PENTECOSTALISM BETRAY THE WORD OF GOD
Published on Feb 26, 2014
Preachers like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Ulf Ekman are all known Word of Faith heretics. Now they return to Rome, and take large parts of the Charismatic Pentecostal movement with them.

While some of the ugly goings on is taking place among the Charismatic and Pentecostal,which is presented in the various media shown above, we should be admonished to adhere to the following truth:
In opposition to the Prosperity gospel, the word of truth says the following:
[1Timothy 6:9] But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. [10] For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
To stay guided under false gospel of prosperity, that is a sign of falling away (apostasy).
All these FALLING AWAY signs on the other hand show us:
THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM IS DRAWING NEAR!
Are you saved? Are you ready? Are you well packed with the truth of God?

 

VATICAN ANNOUNCES JESUS IS NOT COMING BACK

High priestMay 2, 2014

Vatican Announces They are Weary of Waiting For Yashua’s (Jesus) Return

A spokesperson for the Vatican officially announced that the coming of the Lord may not happen. They stated from the looks of it, Yashua, the only begotten Son of God will not return per John 14:1-3. Cardinal Giorgio Salvadore told WWN reporters that Jesus may have been drinking (perhaps from the last Supper with his disciples) when he uttered the statements of his return. He rationalized that people make promises they can’t keep when they’re drunk!

“Cardinal Giorgio Salvadore told WWN that this years 1,981st anniversary is to be the Vatican’s last in regards to waiting for the Lord to return to Earth.” See Jesus Is Not Coming Back By The Looks of It Admits Vatican.

Read more:

http://www.examiner.com/article/vatican-announces-jesus-is-not-coming-back

I learnt about this blasphemous article from video on Prophecy Update presented by Pastor JD Faraq (Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii) of May 11, 2014.

 The referred to scriptures promise as follows:

[John 14:1-3]  LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO.

These three verses represent some of many of what we know as “blessed hope”: [Titus 2:13]  Looking for that BLESSED HOPE, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ…

The affect of such an announcement can lead en-massed departure from the faith in God and the Lord Jesus Christ of the non-Roman Catholic adherents as predicted by Apostle Paul before rapture takes place:

[2Th 2:3]  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The purpose of the latest Vatican’s announcement did not stem from a new revelation. Their position has always been the same! Borrowing from the popular terminology it is now time to “COME OUT OF THE CLOSET”

IS ROMAN CATHOLICISM THE ‘MYSTERY BABYLON’ OF REVELATION?

Babylon – a confusing mystery

The Bible speaks of a mystery upon the earth:

“… a name was written, a mystery, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Rev 17.5)

The word ‘Babylon’ means “confusion”, and the Bible refers to it as a ‘mystery’ or something that is hidden, secret and obscure. Let’s examine the origin and meaning of the word ‘Babylon’.

According to the Bible the sons of Noah started to re-populate the earth after the flood. Noah had a great grandson called Nimrod, a great hunter and leader. He built some of the first cities and one was ‘Babel’ or Babylon in the land of Shinar (ancient Babylonia or modern day Iraq) (Gen 10.10). It was here they started building a tower to heaven in order to make a name for themselves (Gen 11.1-9). This is highly significant in that Babylon came to denote man’s defiance against God; it symbolised the glorification of man rather than God. Secular history and Chaldean legend fills in more of the picture. After Nimrod’s death his evil wife Semiramis claimed that he was now the “sun god”. Moreover, in the Chaldean Mysteries she was worshipped as Rhea, the great ‘Mother’ of the gods, and through her actions Babylon also became associated with idolatry and prostitution [Hislop, The Two Babylons, 1858].

So it was from Babylon that we get the concepts of man’s independence from God, and the idolatries and mysteries of sun god worship and Mother god/mother child worship.

Read on:

http://seekingtruth.co.uk/babylon.htm

SATANIC DECEPTION: THE UNBIBLICAL CATHOLIC MASS

Uploaded on Dec 4, 2008

SATAN hates the BIBLICAL TRUTH that JESUS CHRIST has already JUSTIFIED US by his BLOOD on the CROSS! (Romans 5:6-9) The Roman Catholic Church actually teaches that one of the PURPOSES of their “MASS” is “to SATISFY THE JUSTICE OF GOD for SINS committed against Him” You will find that in the New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism. That statement in itself shows us that Rome’s Gospel is a FALSE GOSPEL (Galatians 1:8-9) and that they do not understand the very CENTER of the Gospel, that JESUS CHRIST PAID FOR OUR SINS on the CROSS, so that ANYONE might be “JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD” (Romans 5:8) Is the Roman Catholic Mass the GREATEST DECEPTION in the world? I would say so, and many are still being deceived by the Romish teaching of the Catholic Mass.

This is a very simple teaching that quotes from their own Catholic Catechism (Church approved Imprimatur Stamp) to show you what they teach.

It is absolutely mind-boggling that so FEW preachers ever mention this FALSE religious system anymore. That goes to show you that we are living in a day of “great apostasy.” It is kind of scary because the BIG name leaders often compromise with this FALSE religious system, and NOT only are they NOT rebuked anymore, BUT they are heralded as being “great men of God.” Take the time to watch this VIDEO and see for yourself the absolute WICKEDNESS of this great deception!

God Bless You All!

Another link to this idol worship false religion:CLCK or Copy Paste

All of the wayward religion is in the process of consolidating into one vessel: the One World Religion, to be led by a false prophet.

POPE’S VIDEO FULFILLS PROPHECY

Published on Feb 28, 2014

A recent video from Pope Francis appealing for unity with Protestants in America has gone viral. Many are asking, “Is this a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?” Watch this special message from Pastor Doug Batchelor.

This turn of events indicate that the “blessed hope” is imminent! All the prophesied players are making their appearances on cue.

Knowing the where the blasphemous announcement came from, we are all the more be vigilant of the scheme of “The thief” (who) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”

Do not let “the thief” and his agent steals your “blessed hope;” which can “kill” your faith in the true God and His Blessed Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and “destroy” your chance to receive eternal life! And the Lord Jesus promises: I am come that WE might have life, and that WE might have it more abundantly.  [John 10:10]

CLEAN MEAT AND OTHER TORAH ITEMS REVISITED.

First I would like to cover the Clean meat ruling in the New Covenant.

The best example one can draw goes back to Peter’s vision of Acts 10 verse 9-16:

“…Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: WHEREIN WERE ALL MANNER OF FOUR-FOOTED BEASTS OF THE EARTH, AND WILD BEASTS, AND CREEPING THINGS, AND FOWLS OF THE AIR. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

Granted, the vision Peter received while in the state of trance, had a particular purpose as verses following the video presentation attest, I have heard someone, who holds that particular event as iron clad rule to keep clean meats (Kashrut) since Peter was still keeping kosher even after the Lord Jesus had already come and gone.

Now let us hear what this brother says about Clean meat (Kashrut):

ACTS 10 PROVES I CAN EAT PORK! REALLY? LETS LOOK AT THE SCRIPTURES…

Published on Feb 3, 2013

Acts 10 proves I can eat Pork! Really? Lets look at the Scriptures..

Peter got the insight that God instructed him to change his attitude towards gentiles:

[Act 10:28] And he said unto them, “YE KNOW HOW THAT IT IS AN UNLAWFUL THING FOR A MAN THAT IS A JEW TO KEEP COMPANY, OR COME UNTO ONE OF ANOTHER NATION; BUT GOD HATH SHEWED ME THAT I SHOULD NOT CALL ANY MAN COMMON OR UNCLEAN.”

So it was not solely concerning eating kosher; it was concerning the “holier than thou attitude”!

The presenter of the above video quoted God’s anger upon people who ate “swine’s flesh”.

First he quoted a passage out the book of Isaiah 66 verses 15-17:

For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. THEY THAT SANCTIFY THEMSELVES, AND PURIFY THEMSELVES IN THE GARDENS BEHIND ONE TREE IN THE MIDST, EATING SWINE’S FLESH, AND THE ABOMINATION, AND THE MOUSE, SHALL BE CONSUMED TOGETHER, saith the LORD.

Who were THEY THAT SANCTIFY THEMSELVES?

God identified them in the following passage:

[Isaiah 65:2-4] I HAVE SPREAD OUT MY HANDS ALL THE DAY UNTO A REBELLIOUS PEOPLE, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A PEOPLE THAT PROVOKETH ME TO ANGER CONTINUALLY TO MY FACE; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

So the identity of the REBELLIOUS PEOPLE can be established as the Covenanted Jews and we know from reading the scriptures, they were A PEOPLE THAT PROVOKETH ME (GOD) TO ANGER CONTINUALLY! The Old Covenant mostly talks about a people being prepared to birth God’s Begotten Son; the Lord Jesus Christ.

And one other point of importance, is the phrase “THEY THAT SANCTIFY THEMSELVES” and since they were still under the “covenant” in force, their attempt to sanctify themselves IN THE GARDENS BEHIND ONE TREE is meaningless for ANYBODY, Covenanted or Non-Covenanted! Only God is able to sanctify us!

Our respected brother took the right verses but used them in the wrong time frame. The New Covenant was not in place yet as the Lord Jesus had not been incarnated. When reviewing the scripture; no word or phrase should be omitted like people that “provoked” God or “they that sanctify themselves” which hold the key to the correct time-line!  

Let us go back to Peter’s episode as written in the book of Acts, which painted a completely different picture and demand another view.

[Acts 15:5-10] But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, THAT IT WAS NEEDFUL TO CIRCUMCISE THEM, AND TO COMMAND THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. NOW THEREFORE WHY TEMPT YE GOD, TO PUT A YOKE UPON THE NECK OF THE DISCIPLES, WHICH NEITHER OUR FATHERS NOR WE WERE ABLE TO BEAR?

So what part of this passage needs further explanation?

Let me consolidate the thought from the above passage: [why] “COMMAND THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES…WHICH NEITHER OUR FATHERS NOR WE WERE ABLE TO BEAR?”

Then why did God dictated the law to Moses which form a part of the Old Covenant? What did God say about the Old Covenant?

[Jeremiah 31:31-34] Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: NOT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT THAT I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS IN THE DAY THAT I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; WHICH MY COVENANT THEY BRAKE, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: BUT THIS SHALL BE THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL; AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, and WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS; AND WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.

And the days had come; the Elders and Apostles of the Council of Jerusalem (James and Peter) had rightfully declared that day! The way I understand the scripture as written and quoted above, the New Covenant had been put in place after the crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ which marked also the beginning of the Church Age which is closing in the very near future.

THE END TIMES ARE NOW! BIBLICAL/HISTORICAL EVIDENCE (Mini Documentary and Study)

Back to Acts 15: James, the Elder and Apostle Peters’ position on the Kashrut and the Law of Moses.

[Acts 15:23-27] And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: FOR AS MUCH AS WE HAVE HEARD, THAT CERTAIN WHICH WENT OUT FROM US HAVE TROUBLED YOU WITH WORDS, SUBVERTING YOUR SOULS, SAYING, YE MUST BE CIRCUMCISED, AND KEEP THE LAW: TO WHOM WE GAVE NO SUCH COMMANDMENT: IT SEEMED GOOD UNTO US, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. FOR IT SEEMED GOOD TO THE HOLY GHOST, AND TO US, TO LAY UPON YOU NO GREATER BURDEN THAN THESE NECESSARY THINGS; THAT YE ABSTAIN FROM MEATS OFFERED TO IDOLS, AND FROM BLOOD, AND FROM THINGS STRANGLED, AND FROM FORNICATION: FROM WHICH IF YE KEEP YOURSELVES, YE SHALL DO WELL. FARE YE WELL.

James and Peter were addressing gentiles who had not follow nor been taught the Law of Moses (Torah). They were used to eat all kind of meats; swines included. The restrictions are abstain from meats offered to idols; from eating or drinking blood; from strangled animals (the blood has to be drained from the slaughtered animals; and fornications (since our body is the temple of the Holy spirit)! Keep these and YE SHALL DO WELL!

Who are we to trust?

I report, you decide!

God Bless.