Understanding “love and Love”

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written anything, but I’ve been busy recording music and haven’t really had anything to write about.

There has been a great confusion over what love actually is. Is love accepting anyone for who they are? Is love bending over backwards for people? Is love simply having a warm feeling of self-righteousness?

The main point to understand is that there is love, and there is Love. They are completely different and totally opposite, but they get painted in the same light.

Christian love is this: loving the Lord Jesus Christ with all one’s being, and therefore want good to befall your neighbor as much as your own self. It’s a charitable love, brotherly love. Christian love is not sexual, nor selfish. The simplest way I can put it is like this: Christian love is to want to give, to be charitable, and to sacrifice your own self for the well-being of others (i.e. God sacrificing the Lamb, because he loved the world).

The other is Love, and that is a name. I was going to mention how “agape” was the Christian term for love because it was derived from charity, but I read this article and it actually makes a great point for my other argument.

Saul Lieberman, a Rabbi, was talking about agape in the context of an old quote, but had this to say about it: “It seems quite certain to me that גפה דרומי really means agape of Rome, but refers not to some obscure love of Rome, but to the famous goddess – Isis, who was called Agape.”

And suddenly we are talking about a “goddess”.

This unclean spirit, who they call Agape and Isis, is called Ashtoreth. This is the spirit of Love. It is the spirit of sex, lust, desire, rape, deviancy, pornography, jealousy, and pretty much all sexual contexts. This is the same BABYLON the GREAT that makes all the merchants filthy rich. And as we all know sex sells.

This is the great confusion in this world. We see now, especially with the massive liberal movement in the young, an increasing confusion of morality. These people, generally, are rabidly anti-christian, having been denied a chance to find God by the media, music, and school. Peer pressured into a belief system that preaches Love, but is actually hate.

These are the children of a wicked generation. Their parents were not holy, either, having been tempted by the world, not holding their ground or their faith.

This is now: “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 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. 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).

This is a generation that hates love, and loves hate. They stand in the guise of holiness, using a twisted definition of love to justify a wicked campaign that has not yet, but absolutely will, result in the end of Christianity.

I beseech you to listen and remember that soon a time is going to come when the abomination of desolation will stand in the holy place. Where wickedness will stand firmly where God used to be. Where all filth and evil and abominations will be hearkened as true holiness. It is the raising up of the church of man and the destruction of the temple of God. These people will no longer tolerate Christians to exist in their world. When the time is revealed, and this action is known (I pray that we all can see it, because it still eludes me what the physical sign may be) I ask that you remember what Christ himself said:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:15-24).

If anyone tells you that it is absurd to believe these are the end times, remember Noah.

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” (Matthew 24:38).

Even until the day he returns, many, many people are going to think it’s just another day. It’s an easy trap to fall into, to believe the day will never come. I warn you, though, that these are the end of days. This is the final chapter. If we are lucky we might have another ten years, most likely less. I do not claim to know that day or hour, but as with the seasons, we can see the leaves start to change color and fall from the trees. I tell you, and I pray you believe, that it is soon. Sooner that you may want to believe.

May Jesus Christ be with you always, in sorrow and in joy.

Thank you for reading.

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Under Pressure: Standing Your Ground

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Romans 8:9).

As a Christian, there is no doctrine that says I must accept or support cultures or religions that are sinful. The truth is that false religions, such as Islam all the way to Atheism (the religion of science) and even Liberalism (which is pure Anti-Christ), are always rooted in some kind of darkness. This is why I can say I love all people, but denounce false religions and wicked cultures. I can love the individual, but despise their ideology.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Bob Dylan sang a long time ago about how, while it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, you have to serve somebody. This is truer than people want to accept.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).

The simple point of this is clear: if you do not serve Christ and crucify your flesh, then you serve your flesh. You cannot say, “Oh, so-and-so is a good person deep down” because if he or she were truly worthy, they would hear the call.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).

People are people, and simply living life without breaking too many laws is not good enough. Most people do that already. Christ talked about how loving your friend is no great feat, because even the wicked love their friends. The really impressive task is to love your enemy. To love those that hate and despise you. Not being a criminal is not good enough to enter into the kingdom of God.

Then, search yourself. Are you being the best you can be? Are you putting God first and yourself last? And have you accepted some cultural “truth” that conflicts directly with what Christ himself asked of us?

Don’t be bullied into accepting lies and abominations as “human rights” against your better judgement. Stand your ground in your heart and reject the lies that are being sold right now. I promise, brethren, you are not alone in this fight. The noose of the world is tightening around the neck of all righteousness. All those that walk in light see the darkness growing and the evil spreading.

Thoughts on Trump

In this moment of uncertainty, one thing is clear: times are changing. I do not know if Trump will play a vital role in the end times or not, although I do believe if he does, it is as a proxy for something much worse than himself, he simply being a tool and a voice.

Personally, this passage comes to mind regarding him:

“And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries” (Daniel 11:21).

After reading twitter all morning it’s clear that he is easily the most hated and reviled president-elect we have ever had (see #NotMyPresident). Regardless, he has won the vote and will come to power in January…

Another, final thought: Trump said that “now it’s time to bind the wounds of division, come together as one people.” That reminds me of this:

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast” (Revelation 13:3).

Do I think Trump is the beast? He may be involved, but I don’t believe he is the actual Beast. He may pass laws, he may do terrible things, but he is not that.

Regardless, though, these are the end times. No matter what happens, brethren, we must keep our faith and keep the watch, because dark times are approaching.

And remember: “…by peace [he] shall destroy many…” (Daniel 8:25).

EDIT: I’ve come to believe that Trump is an instigator. I think his purpose is to invoke a regime change, which will lead directly into the tribulation.

Short version is that it seems like Trump may cause the Left push back hard against what he stands for, ultimately targeting religion.

This is only a theory and could be wrong. I just wanted to share my thoughts.

 

Edit 2: After watching his inauguration, my thoughts turn again toward Daniel 11. Stay cautious. I do believe he will be key in the coming years…

Be aware and remember.

The Seven Seals

There are two schools of thought in regards to the horsemen: 1) That they represent kingdoms and events over the course of the new testament (post-crucifixion to now), or 2) that they represent a series of events at the end of days. I am subscribed to the latter belief.

I believe that the four horsemen are four “foreigners” to our world. By this I mean that they are fallen angels, who have arrived from elsewhere. The cycle parallels the order in Revelation 12-13.

The first horseman (white horse, bow, crown) would be Satan himself. This parallels the Red Dragon (Revelation 12) chasing the woman through the wilderness. Going forth conquering and to conquer.

The second horseman (red horse, sword, take peace) would be parallel to the Beast from the Sea, which is Wormwood. This is also the little horn of Daniel.

“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword” (Revelation 6:4).

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months” (Revelation 13:5).

“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things” (Daniel 7:8).

“My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword” (Psalms 57:4).

The bible is clear that the tongue is a sword. We also know that the Beast from the Sea, or Wormwood, is given a mouth to speak great things. This is his great sword: his voice.

The third horseman (black horse, scales, measure of wheat for a penny) would be the False Prophet (Beast from the Earth). This is the angel that fell with the key to the bottomless pit. I believe he arrived (meaning the 3rd seal opened) in 2013.

Lastly, we come to the fourth horseman (Death and Hell) which would be the Image of the Beast, which is the Abomination of Desolation. When the fourth seal opens (and it’s not far down the road), those who believe and will not forsake Christ need to flee.

Jesus himself tells us the vague sequence of events in Matthew 24:6-24.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

This tells us of the events from the 3rd to the 5th seals. The false prophets will arise (which they already have been for a while) and will preach anti-christ doctrine as holy. They already claim the path of righteousness is to forsake religion and join the brotherhood of mankind, all united under the same doctrine of freedom, which is lawlessness. Soon, in the coming years, I believe the Daily Sacrifice will be taken away. As to what that will actually manifest as, I do not know, but I believe when it comes it’ll be clear to His people. Then, as Daniel the prophet said, there will be 1290 days until the Abomination, which will be the opening of the fourth seal and the time when they kill those who believe in Christ. The fifth seal will follow, which is when they kill the rest:

“And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:11).

Then, Christ speaks of the sixth seal:

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven” (Mark 13:24-27).

Here is the sixth seal from Revelation 6:

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Rev. 6:12-17).

There are two sets of stars (angels): the third part Satan drew and the rest, which are the Lord’s army. The stars in the sixth seal are the latter.

The seventh seal is the Victory of Jesus Christ over the four horsemen, which are Satan, the Beast, the False Prophet, and the Image.

In short, in the coming years (somewhere from two to five) they will take away our rights to believe how we choose to believe, then after three and a half years from that they will start to extermination all those who don’t have the mark of the beast.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

A mark, just like with cattle farmers, is a brand. It is seared into the cattle with a hot iron to show ownership. Those with the Holy Spirit are sealed of God (wearing the name of Christ). Those with the mark essentially have the unholy spirit, which would be the name of the Anti-Christ (the mark of the Beast). In the time of the fourth seal, those who wear the name of Jesus Christ will be slain, except that they understand and know to run.

Finally, after all those that are supposed to be martyred have been, then the Lord will return in the clouds, the four winds will gather together his people, and the 144,000 will be sealed. Then, the army of the Lord will triumph over the wicked.

Let those with an ear to hear, hear. May Jesus Christ open your eyes and guide your hearts. We are entering into the Great Tribulation, I pray that I see you on the other side.

Science

What is Science? For many it is simply the technical/logical aspect of how things work, i.e. cell structure, medicine, weather patterns, and everything else that can be explored. The fact is, though, there are two halves of science: the technical and the theoretical.

To explore the technical for a moment, we know that medicine, for instance, works. If I get sick, I will pray for my healing, I will have others pray for my healing, and if I don’t seem to be getting better, I will go to the doctor. It’s not a lack of faith, but rather a belief that maybe He wants me to go there to be healed, instead of supernatural healing. And honestly, there is nothing wrong with taking advantage of the services we have available, in regards to that. On the other hand, we have things like carbon dating, the Big Bang, Evolution, etc. Things that “prove” there is no God and/or the Bible is wrong. This is the theoretical aspect I’m talking about today.

As much as they would deny it, Science is a religion, just like Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, etc. Because, you have to ask: what defines a religion? Religion is what you put your faith in and believe in. It’s the mantra you live by. If you believe in the Big Bang over the Creation, you put your faith in the word of Science over the word of the Prophets, and that is religion.

As much as they cite their theories and logic, I have seen miracles that science can’t explain. I know in my heart what I believe is right because I have been shown things that absolutely cannot be coincidence. I have heard prophecies that later came true, I have seen healing, and I know better than to be convinced what I believe is a lie because a stranger told me so.

Is it absurd to believe in God? Well, kind of, yes. That’s really the point. It’s about having faith in something we cannot simply prove. Despite all that I’ve seen, I can’t prove any of it. It’s all my word against theirs. I can’t give you undeniable proof that God is real, although within myself there is no doubt at all.

In conclusion, though, I posit that it’s hypocritical to believe in the doctrine of Science so wholeheartedly, especially to those that mock Christians for the same faith. Am I saying to stop going to the doctor? No! Am I saying that Chemistry is a lie? No! I’m simply saying that the Anti-Christian doctrine of Science is wrong and/or lies and that Science itself is just as much a religion as the things they mock. We, as Christians, believe in Jesus Christ, while they, as men and women of science, believe in the power of mankind. Like Bob Dylan said, “You’ve gotta serve somebody.

“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;” (Corinthians 3:18-21).