Monday, May 25, 2020

IT SEEMS THEY WOULD

Upon observing that there are those who appear to thrive on assuming the prerogative of critically judging and condemning others on their estimation of faults,  failures, shortcomings, mistakes, and weaknesses I cannot but wonder if it has ever occurred to those who dwell in this dreadful seat of scornfulness consider themselves,  Matthew 7:3-5.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

CATCHING ON

PLEASE, PLEASE
CONSIDER THESE SCRIPTURE
IN CONTEXT WITH THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS 
Second Chronicles 15: 3-6
Amos 8:11-13
Second Timothy 3:7
Second Timothy 4:3
Have you noticed that there is a terrible famine in the land? Have you not observed that religious people everywhere  are forever  running around everywhere seeking they know not what, but never finding whatever it is they are looking for? Is it not obvious  almost everyone is are forever learning, but they never learn. They hunger and thirst but their hunger is never abated, neither their thirst quenched. 
Will you consider that the fullness unto complete satisfaction will not come until the restoration of the fullness of the operation of the five gifts of the ministry, coupled with the fullness of the operation of the Spirit, preaching the fullness of the truth of The Word of God giving us the fullness of our Hope in Christ?
That is the same hope which was delivered to those of the first century church. That is the hope through the fullness  through the operation of the gifts and powers of God in Christ Jesus of reaching His fullness, even unto His divine nature. 
THIS IS THE TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF THE FULLNESS OF THE HOPE OFFERED IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AS DELIVERED BY THE APOSTLES AND FELLOW LABORERS OF THE CHURCH CHRIST INAUGRATED AFTER HIS RESURRECTION ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST JUST A FEW YEARS SHORT OF 2000 YEARS AGO.  

AS REGARDING LUCIFER, DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS?

NOW AIN'T THIS SOMETHING?

Isaiah 14:12 , How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning? How art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations? 
*Did you know that Lucifer is not a Hebrew but  is in fact a Roman name?
*If so, did you ever wonder how this Roman, (Latin) name came into the Hebrew text before the Roman language was known to the ancient Hebrew writers?
*Did you know that the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah was not written about a fallen angel, but to, and about a fallen Babylonian king who  was persecuting the Israel of God of the old covenant during the time of the writing?
*Did you know that the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah contains no mention of Satan or the Devil by name or reference, except with interpretation and that by prejudice of this thought? Isaiah was prophesying to the very human and mortal king of Babylon. All else is assumed from the contemporary Hebrew metaphor and hyperbole of the prophet' writing.   
*Did you know that centuries later a Roman Catholic scribe inserted the name Lucifer into Isaiah fourteen because he wanted the prophecy to be about a perceived fallen angel?
*Did you know that in Roman astronomy the star we now know as Venus was known as ... Lucifer?
*Did you know that the name Lucifer is derived from the Latin term lucem ferry, which means bringer of light because the morning star, Venus, is seen in early morning heraling  the impending sun rise?
*Did you know that in the Hebrew text the word used to describe the king of Babylon was Helal, son of Shabar, which is translated Day Star, or son of the Dawn? which can be described as the personal splendor of the proud king' dress and court.
*Did you know that Lois the XIV was called "The Sun King".
*Did you also know that many English kings also received similar flattering titles and names? To verify this just look into a KJV bible at the introduction the translators afforded King James.
* Did you know that the scholars who translated the KJV of the bible did not use Hebrew texts but the Latin Vulgate which was translated by, (St. Jerome) of the Catholic church  in the fourth century after Christ?
* Did you know that this same, St. Jerome had a bishop who was an  adversary to his Arian  teachings?
* Did you know that this adversarial  bishop was named  Lucifero da Cagliari, who was the bishop of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy? 
*Did you know that  our Lord, the Son of God,  Jesus Christ was referenced as the Day Star by the apostle Peter in, Second Peter 1:18-19?
*Have you ever considered that in Revelation 22:16, Jesus Christ declared Himself as being, "The root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star," that of course is to say, Lucifer in translation.
Now you know who Lucifer was. You also now know he was not a fallen angelic being, nor was, or is, he the keeper of the fires of hell.
 You now know that he was a man. A mortal, but powerful Catholic bishop who was opposed to the teachings of Jerome.  Jerome was a Catholic scholar  cleric, and prolific writer second only to Augustine of Hippo. Jerome was a man who vengefully took it on himself to insert his adversaries name as being the name of a long deceased Babylonian king of ill repute. Now you also Know! 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

THE UNACCEPTABLE HAS BROADLY BEEN ACCEPTED

Are you old enough to recall that there was a time that  although it was done an act of fornication, or adultery were shamefully wrong, even among the general society?
*There was a that same time when lying, cheating and stealing was contemptibly wrong, even among the general society.
*There was a time when it was considered evilly wrong for someone to not keep their promises, even in the general society.
*There was a time when abortion (murdering the unborn) was considered an unspeakable  horrible act even in the general society.
*There was a time when it was true that for a woman to be called a lady, or a man to be called a gentlemen, it was necessary for them to conduct themselves with morals and good manners, even in the general society.
*There was a time that perverted sexual behavior, of all considerations was disdained as disgusting, and morally filthy, even in the general society.
*There was a time that bringing children into the world without the benefit of married parents was a shame, even in general society. *There was a time when divorce was shameful, even in the general society.
*There was a time that profanities, obscenities, and verbal vulgarities were only heard in the basest elements of the general society.
Oh my how times have changed.
It is true all these behaviors were done. However none of these things were considered proper or acceptable behavior. This has all changed during my lifetime. About twenty five years ago I heard a great man, Brother Clyde Patton, say  "This world has changed into something I do not either know or like."  Shortly before saying these things this same man gave me a paper bound titled, "THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA", in my naivete I thought the content of the book was ridiculously incredulous and over-reached any reality of consideration. Oh how wrong I was.
 Bro. Patton was of my fathers generation, you know the generation that fought and won the second world war. They thought in the defeating of Nazism, Fascism, and Japanese Imperialism that they fought and died to protect the future of their children, and grandchildren. Oh how wrong they were in thinking they were preserving the values and morals of their world.  The world of today is corrupt and evil beyond anything their, or my generation could have ever imagined. What happened?
First it was the entertainment media, Theater, Vaudeville, Hollywood, television, and the music industry, with all their amoral/immoral attitudes permeating the minds of the youth with glimpses into a world of pretentious glamour, bright lights, adventure, romance unending ... and intrigue all mixed with moral abandon; hence was the minds of the audience captivated with delusional fantasies of self indulgence. 
Second it was, and is the fact that the information, education, and news media including radio, television, magazines, news papers etc. all with designed complicity joined in to bit by bit discredit, demoralize, marginalize, then destroy the Judaeo/Christian morals and ethics on which western Europe and the United States were all founded. 
In the nineteen forties a man of God (Brother William Sowders) prophesied that the powers of this world will make our sons cannon fodder, our daughters their playthings. He also prophesied we would live to see people naked in the streets. This society has been corrupted by lust into becoming the blind effete slave's to their basest lusts. 
They, (the so called secular humanist elitist of this world) have abominably succeeded  in changing evil into good, and good into evil, Isaiah 5:20-21. They have leveled the playing field changing our son, and daughters into mindless slaves of lust and are now the sacrificial soldiers and playthings of the elitist secular humanist atheist's who rule.  
My question to the readers of this blog is this: Who owns and controls the press, new media, entertainment media, governments with the politics, sports arena's, and the education systems of this world? To know these things just follow the money. 
Who is the Dragon?
Who is the Beast?    
Who is the False Prophet?
Who is the Great whore?
To answer all these question just follow the money. They who control, control the money.
All evil is a result of the love of money, First Timothy 6:10.

IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING



DID YOU KNOW THAT?
GENESIS CHAPTERS ONE AND TWO TELL OF TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT EVENTS EXPLAINED WITH TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WORDS HAVING TWO  ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MEANINGS

READ, Genesis 1:1-31
NOTE THIS:
Day One God Created The Heaven and Earth, Light and Darkness, Verses 1-5
Day Two God Created The Sky and Clouds, Verses 6-8
Day three God Created The Land, Sea, Grass, and all vegetation, Verses 9-13
Day Four God Created The Sun, Moon, and Stars, Verses 14-19
Day Five God Created All life in the Sea and The Air, Verses 20-23
Day Six God Created All Land Life and Man, Verses 24-31
Day Seven God Having Finished His Creation Rested, Genesis 2:1-4


READ Genesis 2:1-25
NOTE THIS:
GOD ceases from His labor of creation, Genesis 2:1-4
GOD NOTES THAT "THERE WAS NO MAN" TO "TILL" CULTIVATE ACCORDING TO PURPOSE, Genesis 2:5


PAY ATTENTION TO THIS PATTERN COMPARATIVE

IN, Isaiah 59:14-16, WE AGAIN FIND THIS PECULIARITY OF PHRASEOLOGY WHERE IT IS SAID "THERE WAS NO MAN". HERE THERE IS NO MAN TO PRONOUNCE AND EXECUTE JUDGMENT BY INTERCESSION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. THERE WERE MANY MEN BUT THERE WAS NO MAN TO DO THE WILL OF GOD.    

GOD HAVING ALREADY CREATED MAN AS A SPECIE NOW FORMS MAN FOR A DESIGNED PURPOSE AND ORDAINS HIM TO THAT CONCLUSION, Genesis 2:6-7

GOD SEPARATES HIS FORMED MAN ADAM, (AN INDIVIDUAL OF A SPECIE STRONG'S H120) INTO A PLACE OF MANAGED PURPOSE. HE GIVES THIS MAN HE FORMED FROM THE DUST OF THE EARTH LAWS TO LIVE BY, LAWS OF LIFE AND DEATH. GOD PARTICULARLY NOTED THAT ADAM WAS TO SANCTIFY HIMSELF BY NOT EATING FROM THE TREE (SOURCE) OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, GENESIS  2:8-20.

GOD REACHES INTO THE INNERMOST PART OF ADAM AND GIVES HIM A WIFE WHICH IS FLESH OF HIS FLESH AND BONE OF HIS BONE, Genesis 2:24

PROPERLY DEFINING NOT SELF DEFINING WORDS
The word translated in Genesis 1:27 as created was translated from the Hebrew word  bara (baw-raw) Strongs reference #H1254.

The word translated in Genesis 2:7 as formed was translated from the Hebrew word yatsar (yaw-tsar) Strongs reference #H3335.

In Genesis 1:26 God said, “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness”.
The word make in Genesis 1:26 is translated from the Hebrew word (ah-saw) which denotes a progressive work such as to bring forth by cultivation, Strongs reference #6213

Humankind as a specie was created (spoken into existence) in Genesis one. God created them male and female created He them. He created them in many diverse kinds, and that abundantly.

ABUNDANTLY, Genesis 1 is taken from the Hebrew word H8317, sharats, (shaw-rats) meaning to swarm or abound.

This was His pattern way of creation: for diversity of kind see verses 11, 21, 24, 25.
For abundance in number see verses, 20 and 21, ABUNDANTLY HE CREATED all things.

:Birds of many kinds, one specie many kinds.
:Fish of many kinds,  one specie many kinds.
:Animals of many specie and kinds,  each singular specie separated into many kinds.
:Reptiles of many kinds, one specie many kinds.
:Humans of many kinds, one specie many kinds.
*Not just two, one male and one female from each specie, of each kind but abundantly of every specie and of every kind. God filled the air, sea, and land with His created life of every specie and every kind.
All specie of every kind were spoken (created from nothing) into existence by God. On the sixth day mankind as a specific specie of every kind was likewise spoken into existence. After God created mankind He then ceased creating and rested from His creative labors.

ALMOST 6000 YEARS AGO GOD FORMED ADAM FROM THE DUST OF THE EARTH BEGINNING THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE MAN HE CREATED INTO HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS

There are true science’s that prove this world, and mankind as a specie has existed far longer than the *5775 years since Adam was formed out of the dust of the ground by God who breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life

PALEONTOLOGY: The study of prehistoric geologic periods, fossils, and life. Although it purports to prove evolution it does not except by prejudicial assumption, and presupposed conjecture. It does however satisfactorily prove the antiquity of earth and life on earth.
ARCHEOLOGY: The study of human cultures both prehistoric and historic. Although there are also many untenable presuppositions by reason of evolutionary bias this science does reasonably establish the existence of human cultures far beyond the *5775 years since God formed Adam.  
ANTHROPOLOGY : The science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of mankind.                    

THE UNKNOWN
How much time elapsed between Genesis chapter 1 and Genesis chapter 2 is an unknown. To suppose eons is not unreasonable. What is known is that there were peoples and societies scattered throughout the continents of the earth with many great cultures. Many of these cultures built cities and accomplished many things. True science has proven through the above referenced sciences that there were peoples and cities in what we know as China and other places over ten thousand years ago. The same is true of the subcontinent of India and is evidenced in many other places. Temples and monuments were erected. Very accurate calendars were developed by the use of astronomy. Written languages were devised such as the Egyptian hieroglyphics and cuneiform of Mesopotamia, Persia and Ugarit societies of what is commonly known today as the Middle East.  From South America to the British Isles substantial evidence proves the existence, intelligence, and genius of mankind many centuries before the reckoned *5775 years since God formed Adam from the dust.
      Although the literal six twenty-four hour day creationist’ scoff at these sciences there are many evidences proving many of their conclusions in many things. There is no need to deny true science because of the excesses of science falsely so called, First Timothy 6:20-21, to prove the creation of God. Evolution is a false so called science that cannot be proven except to the faithful adherents of its prejudiced conclusions. There is also no need for Christians to become members of some religious flat earth society to believe in creation by God. Truth compliments and proves truth. Once tradition, myth, supposition, and prejudiced opinion is put aside and only real evidence of both scripture and science is presented the truth will prevail.
                                   *5775 dating taken from the Jewish calendar



HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED

(1) Was there really a talking snake with legs, or perhaps it was a dragon?
(2) Was it really a literal apple or some unknown exotic fruit that gave knowledge?
(3) Where did Cain get his wife, was she his sister?
(4) Why did God mark Cain if Adam and his family were the only people alive who were the men that would kill him?
(5) How did Cain build a city without people?
(6) Did Noah really build an ark big enough to house all earth’s life forms? If so how were the animals subsequently dispersed globally?
(7) Was the flood really global, covering everything from the North Pole to the South Pole covering the entire equatorial circumference the earth; even Mt. Everest which is 29,029 feet high, a full five and one half miles above sea level?
(8) Is all humanity really descended from Noah and his sons?
(9) Is the black race cursed to be servants because of supposedly being the descendants of Noah’s son Ham?
(10) Did angelic beings really co-habit with humans and produce giants who were despotic half human and half angel oppressors of man?

The answers to these and many other questions will unfold once the keys of The knowledge of the truth of creation and its purpose are revealed. Acts 8:30-31, James 1:5

PAY ATTENTION TO THE WHO, THE WHAT, AND THE HOW WHAT IS BEING SAID

Genesis 1:5,  “There was not a man to till the ground.” Note: It does not say that there existed no a man. It says, “There was no man to till the ground.” There was no man to bring forth according to the cultivated purpose of God. Mankind existed as a specie of many different kinds. Mankind existed in specie and kind in abundance as did all the other beasts, Ecclesiastes 3:18-20. Man in his natural state of flesh existence is no more relevant and has no preeminence above any other beast God created. Man must be born again, John 3:1-7. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Natural life is natural, whereas Spirit life is from God and is spirit. First Corinthians 2:14 gives us to know that, “the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God.”
   
Note:
In Genesis 1:28-31 God commissioned mankind as a natural specie to subdue the earth, and have dominion over all natural living things. God also allowed mankind to have every tree, fruit, plant, and animal for food forbidding none. The whole of the natural earth was mankind’s to subdue and possess. Yet in Genesis 2:5 there still there was no man to fulfill Genesis 1:26 and be made, (formed) into the image and likeness of his creator. An analogy might be we have many many men here but we have not a one licensed plumber qualified to do our plumbing according to code. There was not a man qualified to bring forth according God’ original plan in making man in the image and likeness of God.

So plentiful was mankind he was likened as being dust in his multitudes of number, Genesis 13:6, Genesis 28:14, Numbers 23:10, First Kings 14:7 connecting to and explaining the dust of, First Kings 16:2, Second Chronicles 1:9.

Mankind was created. Adam was formed from the dust, (chosen and set apart from masses of humanity). God spoke creation into being. He afterward formed and breathed life into Adam. God breathed his life into Adam, Genesis 2:7.

              John 20:21-22, Jesus upon commissioning the twelve “breathed on them saying receive ye the Holy Ghost”. This statement is in stark similarity to God breathing into the nostrils of Adam. It seems very evident that the breathing on or into is the giving of life in illustrative statement thus denoting the giving of authority for the accomplishing of a certain task. The task of Adam was to initiate the fulfilling of the purpose of the creation of God to wit, the bringing forth in the image and likeness of God.  The divine purpose of the commissioning of the Apostles was to empower them to accomplish the harvesting and judgment of that world.    
A man can form an image from stone, wood, or metal. He can mold clay into form, but he cannot breathe life into it. Man can formulate religious ideas and systems but man not give life through them. Man can form from clay but only God can create clay from nothing. No man can create anything from nothing.
(1) Out of the masses of created humanity (DUST) God formed Adam.
(2) God gave his formed son whom He breathed life into a special and separated place (called metaphorically the Garden of Eden) where Adam was protected and provided for. (Paul recognizes heavenly places as being conditions of relationship with God wherein The Spirit, blessings, and hope of God was dispensed, Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, and 3;10 proves this concept. A heavenly place is a place in God a place where we can thrive in His purpose’s.)
(3) God gave Adam a wife, Genesis 2:21-25. Then, after the fall in Genesis 3:20 Adam called his wife Eve, the mother of all living. All being all that are according to the plan of God through Adam to Abraham to Jesus Christ Galatians 3:29. The ungodly are not so they are like the chaff the wind drives away, Psalms 1:4.
·      For consideration : Even as God centuries later brought Abraham forth out of the land of Ur and commissioned him to produce a holy nation, so He did with Adam. God gave Abraham his sister Sarah to wife. Sarah was Abraham's sister, Genesis 20:20, by another mother. The nearest a woman could be to qualify as a wife. Why do we not consider that Eve, like Sarah was the nearest to thing Adams heart in the same way? It is an idea consistent with the pattern of God.  Abraham insisted his son Isaac be married to a woman who was near kindred, Genesis 24:4, then Jacob marries his uncle Laban’ (his mothers brother) daughter Rachel, after marrying her sister Leah. With this in mind why is it not conceivably plausible that Eve was also a near kins-woman? There is no variability's in God, James 1:17. Neither God or His Son Jesus Christ change, Hebrews 8:13.  

DUST IN SYMBOLISM
Genesis 13:6
Genesis 28:14                    
First Samuel 2:8   SYMBOLICALLY MANKIND IN HIS MULTITUDES ARE AS DUST                                   
First Kings 16:2


TREES IN SYMBOLISM


Judges 9:8-15
First Chronicles 16:33
Isaiah 14:8
Ezekiel 17:23-24
Zechariah 4:1-14
Matthew 3:10                     MEN ARE LIKENED AS TREES IN SYMBOLISM
Mark 8:24
Mark 11:11-14
Luke 3:9
Revelation 7:3
Revelation 11:4


 THE SIN IN THE GARDEN

God commanded Adam to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The ungodly are a tree (source) of knowledge of good and of evil. The ungodly masses reason, they conclude, they evaluate, they judge, they influence without God or His ways and purposes in consideration. Throughout the scripture the people of God are told not to mix and mingle with the heathen, gentiles, who are the ungodly. God has consistently taught His people to be separated from the world, and all that is in it. We are to love not the world, nor the things that are in the world. Whenever we imbibe or ingest the attitudes, concepts, and values of the ungodly we are eating from that tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam and his wife Eve were instructed to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That is to say they were not to associate with, learn, interact, or cohabit in any way with the heathen.
   Eve transgressed this commandment then persuaded Adam to do likewise. Jesus called the false religious leaders of Israel “SERPENTS” Matthew 23:33. He also declared that they devour widows houses, Matthew 23:14, Mark 12:40, Luke 20:47, could this not be equated to eating dust? Is it not worth considering that Eve fell under the influence of a pagan idolatrous religious leader who deceived her into doubting and losing faith in God? The idea of a literal talking reptile, which lost its legs and now slithers about eating “dust”, is most certainly a far more fantastic thought. God separated Adam from all other humanity commanding him to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  What is referenced as being a garden, (a place of cultivated production), is the place in God where His chosen people are separated unto Him for His divine purpose of bringing forth in His image and His likeness. The church, (a place of separation unto God) is to be a garden, a place and condition unspoiled and un-compromised by ungodly opposing values, ethics, principles, teachings, attitudes, and morals. Although hidden in figurative metamorphic terminology this is exactly what Genesis is speaking of.    


NOAH AND THE FLOOD

GENESIS 6:1-22

KEY QUESTIONS
*Who were the sons of God in verse two?
*Who or what were the giants in verse four?
*What is meant by Noah was perfect in his “generations” in verse nine?
*Does the word EARTH, (Hebrew word erets, eh’ rets) Strong’s H776, denote the   entirety of the planet in Genesis?
*Was the entirety of the planet under water?

As previously proven there are many mythological concepts adapted from pagan religious practices and teachings which have blurred and confused the reality of biblical truth in many areas. The idea that God has ever had, or now, has more than one Son in Heaven is biblically untenable. Jesus Christ is and forever was the only Son of God in the sense of being supernaturally existent before or since the creation of this world. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ was the beginning of the creations of God, Revelation 3:14. Factually it was, according to scripture, Jesus that God created the worlds by, Hebrews 1:1-2, John 1:1-10, Colossians 1:16-17. God created man through the linage of Adam to conditionally become the sons of God, John 1:12, First John 3:1-3.
*The sons of God in Genesis 6:2 were the descendants of Adam through the righteous linage of Seth.
*The word giants of verse four, Strong’s reference #H5303 is properly translated as tyrants. Tyrants are men who ruled by oppression and abuse of power. The mixed union of the seed of Seth and the seed of the ungodly obviously afforded a social intellectual advantage of knowledge and opportunity to those born of that illicit union.   
*In Genesis 6:9 the word is generations as in posterity of his birth linage, note chapter 5 verse one. This says that Noah was perfect in posterity not character during his generation. He was not of mixed linage. He had no ungodly ancestry. He was of pure extraction. He was descended from Adam to Lamech his father. Adam fathered Seth, who fathered Enos, who fathered Cainan, who fathered Mahaleel, who fathered Jared, who fathered Enoch, who fathered Methuselah, who fathered Lamech, who fathered Noah who therewith fulfilled ten generations direct from Adam. 
It was the plan of God to produce a seed line of people who were chosen of Him to ultimately produce the manifested sons of God, Romans 8:19. The corruption of His plan by intermarrying with the ungodly grieved God so much He determined to destroy man and all else. After the flood God continued His plan through the linage of Shem unto Abram who became Abraham to whom God made promise unto Christ who’s seed we who are Christ’s are, Galatians 3:29. Again it is notable that it was ten generations from Noah by direct paternal linage to Abraham.
 The evidence does not afford a plausible argument supporting a global flood some 4,300 years ago.  There is however geological and archaeological evidence allowing us to know that there was a flood in the great crescent area from the Black Sea to the Mesopotamia valley area. That world; the world of Noah; the part of the planet where God was working his divine plan was destroyed by God in a flood. The ark was real, and the flood was real. I however do not believe kangaroo’s, polar bears, alpaca, llama, penguins, or American bison to name just a few were on the ark. All animal life nor all humanity on the planet was annihilated in the flood. Only the animals and the humanity that occupied that part of earth died in the deluge of the wrath of God. Geological evidence should not be dismissed, or adjusted to purpose by prejudice of traditional religious opinion.
      The word translated earth in Genesis 7 comes from the Hebrew word erets, (eh’rets) Strong’s H776 which means land at large or any part thereof, be it country, field, ground, and is not necessarily comprehended as the entirety of the planet. Which demands the question, (did Moses or any of the ancients even have a comprehension of earth as a planet?) Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Greenland, Australia, other islands or other lands were not flooded.  The multitudes of (kinds) of peoples of those lands were also untouched by the flood. India, the Orient, had great cities cultures and civilizations before, during, and after the flood of Noah. These peoples whom God had created as recorded in Genesis one, who also had obeyed their commission to fill the earth were not deluged.
     In Genesis 8:4 it is noted that the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. The word is mountains not mountain. Recently while visiting the Smokey mountains I parked my motorhome in a valley of that beautiful mountain chain. I was not camping on the top of the Smokey’s but it is reasonable to say I rested my RV in the Smokey mountains whether on the top of a mountain, the foothills or a valley within the mountains I rested myself and vehicle in the Smokeys.
The word Ararat is properly understood to mean (Armenia) that is to say the Armenian mountains, Strongs  translation from the Hebrew reference #H-780. The word translated mountains  is, reference #H-2022 a range of hills, in effect, hill country. The true understanding of these words with the knowledge that the bible does not say the top of Mount Ararat gives a whole new perspective into understanding the reality of reasonably being able to accept the flood of the antediluvian world as a regional and not a global deluge destroying all life on the planet. 

God created mankind in all his diversity of kind; which is now called race. No race evolved or adapted. All races; (kinds) were created by God, and all races survived the flood. All humanity was created by the design of God according to a diversity of kind. There is one specie of humanity with many kinds. That specie is human. There are diverse kinds of our specie, but we are all of the same specie and are all equally created and accepted by God as humans. We are different but equally loved by God as proven by the choosing of God for the purpose of becoming his manifested sons throughout eternity. The big divider as regarding God and his plan is not our kind, or our gender, our language, or our nationality according to the flesh. Our identity is found in our relationship to God and our place within the plan of God. Are we the Israel of God, (chosen people of God who walk with God), or are we gentiles, (ungodly people)? Galatians 3:26-29, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 14:6, prove conclusively to we who believe the scripture that we who are Christ’s  and as such are Abraham's seed and are for this cause we are the Israel of God and heirs according to the promise.  
We who are Christ’s are the continuation of the fulfilling of the plan of God in as revealed Genesis 1:26. Through Seth who after ten generations from Adam brought forth Noah a man perfect in his generations, who ten generations later was the direct ancestor of Abraham who’s seed we are through Christ perfect in our generations.         

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION

Many years ago as a young preacher of about thirty five an elderly senior minister, named, William Whitlow, placed several books into my hands advising me to read, and consider them. All of the books were authored by a certain 'Philip Mauro',  a renown lawyer, and author with a career stretching from the late 1800s- into the middle 1900s. Mr. Mauro practiced law before the Supreme Court, and prepared briefs for the Scopes Trial. The Books Brother Whitlow gave me were titled, The Wonders of Bible Chronology,- The Seventy Weeks Of Daniel,- The Church, The Churches, And The Kingdom,- and, The Hope Of Israel. Reading these books forever changed my understanding of bible chronology, and bible prophecy. Furthermore the many things presented in these books compelled me to prove, or disprove as if these things written be true. 
Several other ministers including Brother Kelly Eckleberry, of Memphis Tennessee, Alfred E. Gidman, of Fort Worth Texas,  Clarence Rader, Of Louisville Kentucky, just to name a few had already brought questions into my mind concerning Israel and its place in church history, and prophecy. 
To anyone sincerely desiring to worship God in Spirit and truth, reasonable and honest questions demand answers. I wanted the truth regardless of what it is, agreeable or disagreeable, even if I had to change to receive it. It is with purpose I offer what I believe to be these reasonable and pertinent questions. 
       FROM WHENCE CAME YOUR BELIEFS?
DO YOU KNOW?
*Did you know that a Spanish Jesuit theologian by the name of  Francisco Ribera was clearly the originator and  first progenitor of what is known as dispensationalist eschatology?
*Did you know that after the Protestant reformer, Martin Luther nailed his ninety five thesis, against the selling of indulgences and other excesses, to the church door in Wittenburg Germany on  October 31, 1517. In response to accusations, against not only the church, but himself, Pope Leo X,  commissioned three Jesuit Priests to reinterpret Daniels prophecy of seventy weeks, and the book of Revelation? 
*Did you know that this Jesuit, Priest, Ribera, was one of them? He, along with  Luis de Alcazar, and Cardinal Roberto Bellarmine, all Jesuits, conspired to create a teaching of futurism to take the heat off the Pope and Catholicism who were then being vilified as Anti-Christ, with the Pope being (The man of sin, the son of perdition) mentioned in Second Thessalonians 2:3?
*Did you know that this Francisco Ribera in 1593 published his writings in a 500 page commentary that for 200 years was buried in the archives at the church at Canterbury England?
*Did you know that in 1826 the Archbishop of Canterbury, S.R. Maitland, found Francisco Ribera's manuscripts and had them translated and republished?
* Did you know that John N. Darby, (A leader of the Plymouth Brethren) became a persuaded follower of S.R. Maitland, and his prophetic leanings which Maitland had learned from Ribera's manuscripts?
*Did you know that John N. Darby traveled to both European and American Seminaries teaching Ribera"s Catholic contrived eschatological theories?
* Did you know that another Spanish Jesuit Priest, Emmanuel Lacunza, while  in Chili in 1791 wrote another such manuscript which was published in England in 1827. Lacunza pretending to be a converted Jew wrote his ideas under the assumed pseudonym (Rabbi, Juan Josafat BenEzra) presenting a futurist  phased pre-tribulation rapture theory?
*Did you know that a certain Edward Irving, another  leader of the above mentioned Plymouth Brethren, believing Lacunza's writings were the work of a converted Jew, began teaching these things the Jesuits Priests had written at the behest of the Pope?
* Did you know that at one of Mr. Irving's meetings in 1830, a Scottish girl, Margaret MacDonald is said to have fallen into a trance for several hours where she is said to have seen a vision of the return of Christ which would occur in two phases? 
* Did you know that her (Vision) or (dream) confirmed to her and Irving the things the priests, Ribera, and Lacunza had written, and Irving had taught her?
* Did you know that the theologan John Nelson Darby visited this young Scottish girl and became persuaded; so much so that he began to teach the Antichrist, rapture of two phase's and seven years of tribulation, she claimed to have seen in a vision?
*Did you know that C.I. Scofield adapted Ribera's, Lacunza's, Irving's, MacDonalds, and Darby's, prophetic thoughts and incorporated them into his much applauded and revered "Scofield Reference Bible.?
*Did you know that the book of Revelation was assumed to have been written in 96A.D. over three hundred years after it was written? This dating was founded on the single, and dubious evidence that the word "it" spoken of by Polycarp saying he had seen "it" to Irenaeus. By this many years handed down witness, Eusebius, the Catholic historian for the Emperor Constantine (who in fact was the first Pope of Rome) in 325 A. D.  determined that John was at Patmos in 96 A.D. ?
*Did you know that to believe with understanding the Catholic Priest's, Ribera, and Lacunza's, reinterpretation of Daniel's 70 weeks, Danel 9:24:27, and the dispensationalist interpretation of the book of Revelation, someone must first accept that the Revelation was written after the fall of the Jewish world.   
Have you ever wondered about the motives, and things presented as facts of the Roman Catholic Church, both past and present?
*Finally: Do you suppose any of this matters? Do you even care? 
If so, consider, and prove all things, First Thessalonians 5:20-21.
        
     

Monday, May 18, 2020

COULD IT BE CYCLICAL?

EVEN A PROPHECY FOR ALL AGES?
PERHAPS?
The letter written by the apostle John called "The Book of Revelation", is a prophetic book for all the ages of man as God fulfills His purposes. Past, present, and future it is a continuing revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to His Son to give to His Angel to give to John to give to the church which are  His people. God through John prophesied to the church in his time of the imminent wrath of God which fulfilled God's destructive judgment of the apostate Jewish world of that time. He also prophesied concerning the many and varied judgments on the apostate Christian Church that were future to that time. No not a dual prophecy, a cyclical (repeating) prophecy. Judgments reaching down through time even unto this day. He included in the prophecy given to him by the angel of God the ultimate and final judgment of this world. Make no mistake God is soon going to bring His final punitive fire judgment on this corrupt, depraved, and degenerate world that has rejected His way, His word, and His Son. Even as the Jews of old made a covenant with death and with hell were they in agreement, Isaiah 28:15-18, so is it also in this present world. Jesus promised that world of His earthly sojourn, that generation he was addressing with prophecy, would not pass away before the judgment of God befell that world, Matthew 23:36, Matthew 24:34. There were those who heard him say this who lived to see the holocaust of seventy A.D. and still did not know it was the wrath of God come unto their generation to the uttermost, First Thessalonians 2:16.
We today, almost 2000 years from that event find ourselves in a world morally corrupt beyond comprehension. A world ruled by atheistic humanist who give a passive political acknowledgement to some vague undefinable concept of God, Second Timothy 3:5. These vain talkers, Titus 1:10, these principalities, powers, spiritual wicked ones in high places, Ephesians 6:12, are in fact fulfilling the entirety of, Second Timothy 3:1-8. The evil Caesar's of first century Rome were no less ungodly and bereft of  moral compass than these leaders of today as they have so adequately  proven by recent judgments and events. The world governments of today are Anti-Christ. All of mans governments are Anti-Christ. There are no exceptions. Christianity in its purest form is the epitome of contradiction of secular humanism which is the enemy of Christianity and true but unacknowledged religion of all world governments, and systems. 
In the Book of Revelation we learn that there are four forces that have brought, and will bring persecution on The Church. These four earthly devilish powers (authorities) are, the BEAST, the FALSE PROPHET, the DRAGON, and the HARLOT.
The beast spoken of is the many systems of ungodly human government, of man that has, and will again persecute the church. The Dragon that gives power to the beast is the unspoken and un-named without nationality super-wealthy rulers that operate covertly controlling all of carnal mans politicalbureaucraticmonetary, and  military systems which are the four winds of, Revelation 7:1The false prophet is the man-made religious systems that have always been and are now being substituted for the worshipping of God in Spirit and in truth, John 4:24. These religious systems are religious pacifiers for the ignorant, and tools of manipulation of the beast. The GREAT WHORE and her WHORISH DAUGHTERS are the religious systems which were once of God but have sold their virtue, (compromised her integrity) thereby prostituting themselves to the beast. They proclaim themselves to know God but in fact are riding the back of the beast (holding the golden cup of the word of God filled with abominations and the filthiness of her fornication) that is at war with the true church, Revelation 13:4. WHO CAN MAKE WAR WITH THE BEAST?
The beast is now ready to speak and is about to again persecute Gods people. It has until just recently grumbled,  and with subtlety, exercised more in oppressive regulatory mandates than overt abuse. When we will not bow and prostitute ourselves to the beast, it will growl. It will then legislate take our tax exempt privileges and properties away in the name of the public good. We will be branded as enemies of society and hate mongers for standing for righteousness as defined in the bible. Then we will lose our reputations and freedoms to declare the true gospel of Christ. The beast will imprison, and even kill some of us for the preaching of the gospel. Know this;  the beast is now rousting itself, it is watching us  and will soon again be standing on its feet charging at us with full force. It will be as a roaring lion walking too and fro seeking whom it may devour, Proverbs 28:15, First Peter 5:8. We who endure unto the end shall be saved. 
Looking back through the ages it is obvious that the events of man and God are cyclical and there is nothing new under the sun, Ecclesiastes 1:9. That which is has been, and that which was shall be. God will use the heathen powers of this world to prove His people. This is how He has always done it. It is His pattern. Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, and all their minions were but tools for the accomplishing of  His will.  "THIS IS FIRE BAPTISM". We too must be tried in the fire.