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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Days of Noah: Abortion and the End-Times

Jesus said in Luke 17:26-30, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when Son of man is revealed.”

As a 1st century rabbi, Jesus, like most Jewish teachers, coupled Sodom and the flood generation as signal images of evil. His intent was to inform his audience that at His second coming the conditions of the world would mirror Noah’s days and the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. The people of Noah's day and in Sodom and Gomorrah were practicing all types of abominations, which eventually cause the judgment of G-d to come upon them.


 A historical glimpse of abortion in the Days of Noah


The book of Enoch was written before the birth of Christ and although it is not an inspired book, its a good resource (some of it is quoted in the Book of Jude). First Enoch 69:13 has an interesting quote on abortion. It mentions a fallen angel named “Kasadya” who teaches mankind the knowledge of aborting babies within the womb of a woman. People were seduced into following the paradigm of the occult. Occult is defined as any system (particularly magic and astrology) which claims use of secret knowledge through supernatural powers or agencies. Occult knowledge is forbidden by God and violates His Word.

The Jewish writings of the Midrash Rabbah Genesis state that the “Nephilim” used the unrestrained sexual conduct of the to multiply abortions in the world because the people of Noah’s time were licentious or sexually unrestrained. It was sexual immorality that eventually led to the origination of abortion through the occult.

Genesis 6 says that the Earth was filled with violence, all flesh was corrupt, and that the wickedness of men was so great that their imagination and thoughts were continually evil. Every type of abominable act was performed including the division of abortion and the actual act of abortion. Hands that shed innocent blood and a heart that devised wicked imagination are abominations that the Lord hates ( Proverbs 6:16-18).


The faces of child hate evolve and emerge


As modernism gave way to postmodernist ideology, satan introduced a new kill strategy aimed at the most vulnerable: unborn children. His plan was to teach people to systematically murder and connect it to common sexual sin. Satan hates children because according to Psalms 127:3, children are a gift of God. Thus, satan has dispatched his ministers to destroy children as quickly and as efficiently as possible. As we fast forward to the early twentieth century, we see the foundations of abortion springing directly from satanic devotion.


Alice Bailey



Alice Bailey (June 16, 1880 – December 15, 1949) was an occultist and founder of Lucis Trust (Lucifer Trust) and Lucis Publishing (Lucifer Publishing). In her book Education in the New Age, Bailey laid out a ten point strategy to destroy Christianity. Of note: points 3,4 and5. Point three of the strategy was to remove restrictions on sex. Bailey believed sex was “big joy” and Christianity robbed people of it. The fourth point of Bailey’s strategy stated that since sex is the greatest expression of man’s enjoyment of life, man must be free to express sex in all its forms. Bailey had no problem with homosexuality, orgies or even bestiality just as long as no one was being abused or harmed. Lastly, she states in point five that people must be free to abort unwanted children. She taught that if men can have sex and live without the consequences, then the same should apply to women. This writing of Bailey helped fuel emerging deception that abortion was just a mere method of birth control and not murder.


Margaret Sanger
Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was without question a significant catalyst in contemporary legal child murder. Not only was Sanger a treacherous racist, she too was heavily involved in the occult. She was a disciple of Theosophy (the worship of Lucifer/Satan). Its founder Madame Blavatsky , Alice Bailey and Adolf Hitler were disciples of Theosophy. Sanger was a racist, occultist, and in real terms a serial slut. She practiced sleeping with multiple partners which she called her “voluntary mates.” Sanger claimed that she was a god. And like most madmen, her delusions of divine grandeur has led to fifty million(and counting) innocent deaths in America. These deaths caused by abortion are otherwise known as ”America’s Secret Holocaust.”


Gloria Steinem


Towards the end of the 1960s the feminist movement gave birth to activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine Gloria Steinem. Like abortion advocates before her, Steinem embraced occultic mysticism known as theosophy. In the Sep-Oct 95 edition of Ms. Steinem was quoted as saying, “Witches were freedom fighters for women because they taught contraception and abortion. The modern contribution is to elevate reproductive freedom to a universal human right.” Her statement makes it clear that not only is abortion immoral and murderous, its roots are demonic.






53 Million Babies Aborted in America Since Roe vs. Wade


The United States has now surpassed 53 million babies abortions have been done since 1972 Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court decision(source).


Abortion Stats for the United States of America

UNITED STATES(Source)


Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)


Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,700


Who's having abortions (age)?

52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%.

Who's having abortions (race)?


While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well below that of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.


Who's having abortions (marital status)?


64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women; Married women account for 18.4% of all abortions and divorced women obtain 9.4%.

Who's having abortions (religion)?

Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as "Born-again/Evangelical".

Who's having abortions (income)?

Women with family incomes less than $15,000 obtain 28.7% of all abortions; Women with family incomes between $15,000 and $29,999 obtain 19.5%; Women with family incomes between $30,000 and $59,999 obtain 38.0%; Women with family incomes over $60,000 obtain 13.8%.

Why women have abortions


1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).

At what gestational ages are abortions performed:


52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy, 25% happen between the 9th & 10th week, 12% happen between the 11th and 12th week, 6% happen between the 13th week and 15th week, 4% happen between the 16th & 20th week, and 1% of all abortions (16,450/yr.) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy.



Likelihood of abortion:

An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.

Abortion coverage:

48% of all abortion facilities provide services after the 12th week of pregnancy. 9 in 10 managed care plans routinely cover abortion or provide limited coverage. About 14% of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds, virtually all of which are state funds. 16 states (CA, CT, HI, ED, IL, MA , MD, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) pay for abortions for some poor women.


Worldwide Abortion Stats (Source)



54 countries allow abortion, which is about 61 percent of the world population.




97 countries, about 39 percent of the population, have abortion laws that make it illegal according to the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Law and Policy in New York. Estimates are 36-53 million abortions world wide each year (Cf. The Alan Guttmacher Institute).

Abortion is legal in:

France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Australia, China, United States, Russia, Italy, Japan

Abortion is Illegal in:

Poland, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, South Korea Mexico

Using the statistics given to us by the CDC - every 14 days, there are as many deaths by abortion in the United States as there were in the entire ten years of the Vietnam War.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the former director of New York’s first abortion clinic, is convinced that he supervised the taking of 60,000 lives. (1976)

It was stated in Chicago, “One out of every three children conceived will be aborted here this year…An estimated 200 abortions will be performed each day in Chicago.” (1973).

In 1974, about 900,000 abortions were performed in the U.S. The rate in Russia is about ten times higher or about ten million abortions per year. (1976)


Abortion is an Abomination/ Why God Will Judge America and Other Nations for it!

Here are five significant reasons God will judge nations that endorse abortion/infanticide:

1. Abortion is murder (6th commandment thou shalt not kill).

2. God requires protection of the unborn(Exodus 21:22-23).

3. The shedding of innocent blood pollutes the land of a nation(Psalm 106:38).

4. Hands that shed innocent blood is an abomination to God (Proverbs 6:17).

5. Murderers and the abominable shall inherit the Kingdom of God, but will have a place in the Lake of Fire for eternity(Revelation 21:8). This is the final judgement those who practice abortion, and don't repent fall under the category of the abominable and murderers.

To conclude Jesus Christ had prophesied over 2000 years ago as it is in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the world at  the end of the age extreme wicked condition just as the people in Noah's day before the Son of Man return. The increase in sexual immorality and abortions are prophetic sign that were living in the last mininutes of the last days. The end is near. The Church has to sound the trumpet to dying rebellious world to repent, because Jesus Christ is coming to judge this world.   












































Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Truth & History of Tattoos: Christian Perspective



Pic of False Prophet/Profit Todd Bentley Tattoos


Tattoos in today's society are quite popular.  One in 10 Americans have tattoos, and one - third of 25 to 30 year old in America have tattoos (here).  Church folks are even getting tattoos because of the influence of today’s culture. We will explore the truth about tattoos, how they originated, what they symbolize, the biblical perspective on tattoos, and the possible health risks.
Leviticus 19:28 says, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord." The act of tattooing includes tribal markings dedicated to a particular person’s tribal deity. The tattoo was originally a sign of alliance and worship to an idol god. Therefore, tattooing originates from pagan demonism, idol worship, and the magical arts of the occult world.


Tattooing-Magic and  Demons 
Tattooing was a method used by pagans such as sorcerers and pagan priests. Sorcerers used the method of tattooing to pass on their powers or demons to a disciple or descendant.  A Tattooists in paganism are much like a shamans or occult priests.  They are a point of contact to the spirit world.  In Michelle Delio's states on page eight of her book, "Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration," that tattooing is all about personalizing the body to making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit to dwell inside. The Apostle Paul said in First Corinthians that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit  for those are in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Likewise in tattooing the body is a temple to a spirit/demonic spirit.

A perfect example of  tattooing and the act of passing down magical powers to a disciple or descendant is television series, "Smallville."  In the episode, "Spell", the character Lana Lang has a spell book from one of her ancestors.  She becomes possessed by the spirit of her ancestor (really a demon spirit), and assumes the magical powers of her ancestor. It seems Hollywood's entertainment industry is well versed in the knowledge of the occult and its promotion. They know the reality of the occult spirit world and tattooing.

A pastor once told me a story of a woman who was at one of his church services.  The woman ended up responding to the altar call after the sermon stating that she wanted the "baptism of the Holy Spirit."  She was having a hard time receiving the Baptism when he noticed that her tongue was pierced.  He told me that the Holy Spirit spoke to him and to tell the woman to remove her tongue ring.  She did and guess what?  She received the Holy Spirit! Several days later, the woman brought five thousand dollars worth of body piercing and tattooing equipment to the church.  When she spoke to the pastor she told hm that she was into Satanism.  She confessed that she and her friends would pray satanic prayers over their body piercing and tattooing equipment to invoke demon spirits on the people getting the tattoos.  She asked the pastor to dispose of the equipment which he did with extreme pleasure.


United States History on Tattoos

Concerning the history of the United States, tattoos have always signified rebellion in a society with criminals, adulterers, traitors, and the deviant. Many prisoners and criminal gangs have used and continue to use tattoos to indicate criminal behavior, prison sentences, and organizational affiliation. In the beginning of the late 1990’s the lower back tattoos became popular with young woman. It’s intent was to emphasis sexual attractiveness. However, some consider this type of tattoo as sign of promiscuity and indication of the "raunch" culture. Hence, the nicknames "tramp stamp" (a.k.a "slut) and "dirty girl" tattoo.
In parts of Britain adultery was punished by tattooing. In the army deserters were tattooed with the letter "D".

Yes indeed the popularity of tattooing in American society has grown by leaps and bounds. However, corporate American doesn't look to favorably on tattoos. In in poll done by Careerbuilders found the following:

Over 42 percent of managers said their opinion of someone would be lowered by that person's visible body art. (Personally, I think that the actual figure is much higher.)

Three out of four respondents believe that visible tattoos are unprofessional.

Employers aren't legally bound if they tell someone not to reveal tattoos at the workplace, or to keep tattoos covered up isn't illegal. In survey done by vault.com employers and employees were asked the question about body piercing and tattoos in the workplace. Sixty percent of the employers were less than likely than to hire someone with body piercings and tats, because on how the company image maybe tarnished. An individual may see it as self-expression, but an employer sees it as rebellious, bringing attention to yourself, and not a team player(here).


Health Consequences on Getting Tattoos

There are many health concerns when it comes to tattooing. There is a possibility of contracting deadly blood -borne diseases including but not limited to; AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tetanus, syphilis, and tuberculosis(here).
Tattoo parlors are not held to the same health regulations as a health care practitioner office. Many of the parlors cater to customers that are somewhat deviant and already carrying some type of disease.
Tattooing opens your body up to infections, diseases, and scarring, which can have a devastating effect to a person’s overall health. Tattoos can also cause person to have chronic skin disorders such as sarcoid, keloid scarring, allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, benign and malignant tumors. In some cases people suffer an allergic reaction from the tattoo ink(here).

1990s sex symbol and Baywatch television star Pamela Anderson,  is the prime example of the health dangers of tattooing, after contracting hepatitis C(serious liver disease), she got disease by sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband rock star Tommie Lee.



What Would Jesus Do(WWJD) on Tatttoos

If you are someone who received a tattoo in ignorance before you became saved or after getting saved, I am not saying that you are not saved, you did out of ignorance. However, we are trying to teach the youth and babes in Christ in today’s church not get caught up in the culture of the world. Our purpose is to enlighten and educated the church in the way of holiness (Leviticus 10:10-11).

Some may say will Endtimeshofar, that is Old Testament scripture, were not under the "law or the Old Testament," were under the New Testament and grace. Your outdated and out of touch of what is going on in today times, even in  the Book of Revelation(Revelation 19:16) Jesus has a tattoo on his thigh that says He is the "Lord of lords and Kings of kings." This is false teaching to any one  who teaches this is heresy, Jesus would never have a tattoo, because He is Jewish number one, and number two He came to fulfill the Torah(Law) and not destroy the Torah(Law), three He would be in direct violation of Torah(here). Even with that being said, someone that got tattoos before getting saved shouldn't continue to get tattoos(this is called repentance), or even some young person thinking about getting a tattoo because it is culturally relevant needs to take not just look at Leviticus 19:28 scripture into account, but Exodus 20:4 put a graven image on your body whether or not it is a Christian tattoo it violates the Word of God. Again our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. So why would you want to violate "the Word" and your body?

Let us not learn the way of the heathen (Jeremiah 10:2), but fear God and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13). We’re in Babylon, but Babylon is not in our hearts (1 John 2: 15-16).











Thursday, November 3, 2011

Drunken Anointing: False Church Revival


This is an outstanding documentary by Andrew Strom called False Spirits Invade the Church- Kundalini Warning. Just because something is popular, and big in crowd numbers in church service doesn't mean that the Spirit of God is behind it. What were seeing is the rise of false prophets, and people following these false revivals are being given over to doctrines of devils that is deceiving the masses. We need to be able to spiritually discern what is the Spirit of God and what is demonic in nature.

Study/Scripture References:

Matthew 24:11 False Prophets Arising

1 Timothy 4:1 Doctrines of devils & seducing spirits

1 Peter 5:8 Being sober and vigilant 

   

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

End of America?: Terrorism Arising Out of Mexico


This video is an update from the article we did back on September 21, 2011, called Islamic Terrorist Group Partner with Mexican Drug Cartel. A couple of weeks later on October 11, story broke that the United States Government foiled terrorist plot that Iran was attempting to make with the Zeta Mexican Drug Cartel. Fortunately the Iranian-American who was attempting to make a deal with what he thought was one of the leaders of the Zeta Drug Cartel, was actually a DEA informant. We must continue to intercede in prayer for our nation.  

Racism & Ethnic Cleansing: Nation Rise Against Nation



Jesus said in Matthew 24:7, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.” In this scripture the Lord is speaking about the “end of this age.” The focus of this verse is the rising of one nation against another. The Greek word for nation is “ethnos."  It means race or tribe. In other words, Jesus was prophesying that at the end of the age there would be an increase in racial/tribal conflict between ethnic groups. Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamashiach) is not only the Savior, He is the "greatest Prophet" ever born.  There is no one person greater than He. His prophecies haven't fallen to the ground. How is nation rising against nation relevant for today's times? Let's take an in-depth look at how Matthew 24:7 relates to our current times. 


Racism has long existed in the Earth. A prime example of this is African-American slavery in the USA and the post slavery condi­tions it created. Another is the Holocaust where six million Jews in Nazi-Germany were tortured and murdered. The word “racism” is define as, “the notion that one’s own ethnic stock is superior, or discrimination or prejudice based on racism.” The term “ethnic cleansing” is “forced emigration and population exchange while merging with deportation and genocide.” Since the 1990’s we have seen a worldwide increase of nation against nation.
1.  In the former Yugoslavia, between 1991 and 2001, there was ethnic conflict and cleansing among Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, and Albanians.
2.  In 1994 there was the massacre of nearly one million Tutsis by Hutus otherwise known as Rwanda Genocide.
3. In the Darfur area of western Sudan, Janjaweed Arab Militias killed hundreds of thousands of Black Sudanese in Sudan.  Be­tween 2003 and now it is estimated that there have been 400,000 to 2.5 million murdered. Women have been raped by these Arab Militias and thousands of Blacks displaced off their land. 4. In Oc­tober of 2006 Niger announced it would deport all Arabs living in the Diffa region from Niger to Chad.
5. And in 2011 a group of  African American youth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin called "Flash Mobs" attack White people at the Wisconsin State Fair(source).

Worldwide conflict between ethnic groups is on the rise as the end of the age nears!


Ethnic Cleansing in California/West Coast

Mexican Mafia agenda of eth­nic cleansing of Blacks in LA, and throughout California


Interestingly, California prisons’ “shot-callers” or leaders of the Mexican Mafia have issued a “green light” on all African Americans in mostly Hispanic neighborhoods by Mexican street gangs.  Killing blacks and driving them out of predominantly Mexican neighborhoods is an act of ethnic cleansing. The Mexican Mafia controls most of the Latino gangs south of Bakersfield.

There are many neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles that have been witness to this kind of action. These areas include the 18th Street gang located in southwest LA, the Toonerville gang located in northeast LA, the F13 gang on Florence and Firestone Avenues of Highland Park, the Pomona 12 gang located in Pomona, Varrio Tortilla Flats located in Compton and East Riv­erside, Bulldogs of Fresno, in northwest Pasadena, and Bakers­field, and parts of the San Diego area. These areas have also witnessed the driving out of African-Americans. Inno­cent Blacks have been targeted and in most cases, murdered strictly on skin color without any type of gang affiliation.  The latest attacks by Mexican gangs on African-Americans have been in Azusa, CA. , and in Oceanside , CA.

Most think the Mexican Mafia ordered ethnic cleansing because of their turf war with the Black Guerilla family, a black prison gang. However they draw from the Aztlan Invasion agenda.  Aztlan is a Mexican separatist group. The Aztlan invasion agenda’s goal is known as La Reconquista, which is to cede and take over the entire southern and western states of the United States, driving out whites and blacks by any means necessary.



Ethnic Cleansing of Iraqi Christians



As you can see from the video above Iraqi Christians have been killed and driven-out by Islamic Militants since the fall the of Saddam Hussein regin (here). The current Iraqi government is doing absolutely nothing to protect the Christian citizens of Iraqi, and Al Qaeda militants in Iraqi have declared Christians a legitimate target(here).

Our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraqi are under severe perscution and they have no military protection within Iraqi. We must be intercessors through prayer and fasting that the Lord is able to watch over them in these last and evil days.

The ethnic cleansing of Christians has occurred since the mid-late 20th century.  During the 1970's  Dictator Idi Amin committed genocide against Christians in Uganda. Out the 300,000 Christians in Uganda, Amin had 100,000 Christians killed . And in Rwanda in 1994 over 500,000 Tutsi Christians were killed during the Rwandan Genocide. Jesus warned also in Matthew 24:9 , that in the last days that Christians will be hated by all nations, and be put to death. Again prophecy is being fulfilled in the eyes of the believers of Jesus Christ.




Sign of the Times

Demonic spirits are being released onto the Earth, and the ethnic conflicts that have been dormant for years are now arising out the bellies of hell causing ethnic conflict throughout the world. It should be no surprise to the Church that these things are occurring, and will increase because we are living in the end of the age.

We are living in the last days. Second Timothy 3:1 says, “This Know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” Jesus was not only the Messiah, but the greatest Prophet of all. He prophesied over 2000 years ago that racism or ethnic conflict would increase as the end of the age neared. We must be able to see the signs of times through spiritual eyes and understand the times we’re living in. This is the hour to seek God like never before and to see His glory manifested in these last days in a dark evil world. The Church is the light of the world.



Pope Benedict XVI One World Church Meeting Oct. 27

By The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has invited Hindus, Jews, Taoists and Muslims to join him next week for a peace pilgrimage to the hilltop town of Assisi — but they won't pray together because Benedict doesn't want to show different beliefs and rituals mixing.

The Oct. 27 event marks the 25th anniversary of the first such interreligious prayer for peace, which was promoted by Pope John Paul II and held in the town known for its native son St. Francis.

Benedict, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, didn't attend that first 1986 meeting and later criticized it as an example of religious relativism — the idea that there are no absolute truths and that all religions are somehow equal — since people of different faiths were seen praying together, jointly.

In 2000, when he was head of the Vatican's doctrine office, Ratzinger issued a controversial document in part as a response to the Assisi meeting, which suggested the fullness of human salvation was found in the Catholic Church alone.

Now Benedict is presiding over his first Assisi interreligious gathering, and the decision to eliminate the common, public prayer is being seen as his way of further correcting the wrongs from the 1986 event, which was repeated in 2002, albeit with changes.

Vatican officials outlined the day's schedule Tuesday and released the guest list, which includes a record
300-plus delegates representing dozens of faiths — and even four people who profess no faith, a new feature this year.

Some of the big names include Rajhmoon Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, who will head a Hindu delegation; the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; a delegation from Israel's rabbinate authority; a Bahai, a Zoroastrian, three Jains, five Sikhs, and a Yoruba.

The Dalai Lama had a scheduling conflict and is sending an envoy, and Russia's Orthodox Church — with which the Vatican is trying to improve ties — is dispatching a representative from Kazakhstan. For the first time, a Buddhist from mainland China is coming.

Some 48 Muslims are expected, but none from Cairo's Al-Azhar institute, the pre-eminent school of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world, which cut ties with the Vatican over Benedict's call for Christians to be better protected in Egypt.

The delegates will travel together with the pope aboard a train leaving from the Vatican's train station and will sit together for speeches in Assisi's St. Mary of the Angels basilica. They'll have a "spare" lunch together — obviously heavily vegetarian — and then they will go to pray privately, separately in rooms of an Assisi convent.

They'll come back together for a wrap-up session and light candles as symbols of peace.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, head of the Vatican's justice and peace office, confirmed that the "novelty" of this year's agenda is that there is no common, public prayer for peace as there had been in previous Assisi encounters.

"The emphasis is on the pilgrimage, not on the common prayer," he said. But he denied the change represented any negative judgment on past meetings, saying it was merely "a way to try to improve the character itself of inviting exponents of other faiths together."

"It's an exercise of dialogue, and dialogue always respects the specific identity of the people, of individuals," he told reporters.

Traditionalist Catholics, in particular, were horrified at some of the images broadcast from the 1986 event, where non-Christians were seen praying in Catholic churches and in one, a small statue of a Buddha was reportedly placed on an altar.

Turkson said he had received e-mails from concerned Catholics, including one promising that the sender would celebrate 1,000 Masses of reparation for the harm done in Assisi.

To counter the criticism that the pope was hosting yet another Assisi gathering, the Vatican newspaper has for months been featuring essays by top Vatican cardinals who have sought to put the 2011 Assisi edition in the correct light: That it is merely a pilgrimage of people of different faiths, and that it in no way will involve any religious syncretism, or combining of different beliefs and practices.



Revelation 17: 1-6 says,  1And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:


2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.






Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SEEKING THE FACE of GOD






To seek the face of God is to seek His presence. The word “face” is a Hebrew idiom that means, “The presence of God.” Psalms 24:6 states, “This is the generation that seek him, that seek Thy face oh Jacob. Selah.” Second Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.”


Definition for Idiom

According to The American Heritage Dictionary, an idiom is “…a speech form of expression of a language that is peculiar to itself grammatically that cannot be understood from the individuals’ meaning and its elements.” In lay terms, an idiom is a simple word that is used to describe something much more than it actually is. In our case, when we seek the “face” of God, we seek His presence. Because God does not have a face as you and I, the idiom in this case is to seek His awesome and omnipotent presence.

Examples Coming into the Face of God/Presence of God

Jacob had seen the Face of God at Peniel, for he was in the presence of the Lord where he wrestled with a man all night. It eventually it causes a transformation in Jacob's life that he went from a trickster/Jacob to a Prince of God/ Israel (Genesis 32:24-30; Psalm 4:6). Coming into the presence of God you will never be the same, because His Divine Presence brings transformation and holiness.

People obtain favor, and have joy when they come into the face of God (Job 33:26).

Were delivered, and restored when the Face of God shine's on us (Psalm 31:16, Psalm 80:19).

Moses spoke to God face to face, as friend speaks to another friend; Moses received revelation of the Torah for the nation of Israel , and was known as the most prominent prophet of Israel secondly only Jesus Christ. When Moses left the presence of the Lord, his countenance shine with the glory when came back down the mountain to the people, he had to place a veil to cover his (Exodus 33:11; Exodus 34:34; Deuteronomy 34:10; 2 Corinthians 3:13).

Obed-Edom had the Ark of the Covenant (presence of God) for three months in his house, and the Lord blessed everything he owned (1 Chronicles 13:14), because of the Ark of the Covenant being present.

What Can Cause God to Hid His Face? Ichabod the Glory Departed !

The question should be what causes God to hid His Face/Presence from mankind? Answer would be sin. In Isaiah 59:2 says, "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear."

Prime examples of people in the Bible that had an "Ichabod experience" or the presence of God fleeing from His people in the Word of God are as follows:

First example is when Eli the High Priest wicked sons Hophni and Phinehas went out to battle the Philistines, they were killed in battle, and all the men that went to battle with them died, their father Eli after hearing the news that his sons were killed fell back in his chair broke his neck. After all the calamity occurred, Phinehas wife birth a son and called his name Ichabod, which means the "glory of God/presence of God has departed. The presence had indeed departed, because of evil sinful leadership; they couldn't defeat the enemy because of sin in the camp (1 Samuel 4:19-22).

Second example is Samson, his continued sexual immorality was a snare and his down fall, when got up from being with Delilah, he awoke out of his sleep to fight the Philistines like other times, however the Lord had departed(Ichabod) from him(Judges 16:19-21) . The Philistines took him captive, bond him, and put his vision/sight out( without vision or prophetic revelation people perish Proverbs 29:18), Samson demise was that he rejected knowledge(Hosea 4:6).

Third example is the glory departing from the Temple in Ezekiel 10, because of the habitual sin in the nation of Judah the presence of God departed from the Temple, in which later King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem(2 Kings 25:9-10), because the glory of God had departed.

Fourth example is Adam and Eve when they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil they died spiritual first becoming sinners. The first thing they did after sinning, was hide themselves from the presence of God(Genesis 3:8). The glory had departed from Adam, what soon followed was spiritual death, ultimately physical death.

If you have carnal mind then it will bring you death, but if you're spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8: 5-8). Also the carnal mind hates the law of God, and being in His presence (Romans 8:7). We receive life every time we enter into the presence of God

So are you facing a hard situation? Do you need the Lord’s presence to guide and direct you through a certain valley of decision? If so, take time this week to seek His presence and not his hand. He promised that when we do this in humility and turn from our sinful ways, we will see His glory manifested in our lives.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Jesus in Other Feast Days & Prophetic Signs


In honor of Yom Kippur, and the other Jewish Feast Days, let's look at the prophetic signs of the Jewish Feast Days. We can see Christ in other feast and sacred days, as type and shad­ows, plus the prophetic significance.  Here are the following feasts after Passover:
Unleavened Bread  Jesus is the Bread of Life, we come into a Christian life and we eat of His Word  no longer walking in a sinful lifestyle (Exodus 12:7-20, 13:6;Leviticus 23:4-8; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8).
First Fruits, Jesus fulfilled First Fruits for His resurrection was the first day of the week and on First Fruits. He is first fruit of the res­urrection (Leviticus 23:9-14; Matthew 28:1; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23; Romans 8:29;  Revelation 1:5).
Feast of Pentecost or Weeks is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Leviticus 23:15-21; Acts 2:1-13).
Feast of Trumpets( Rosh Hashanah) is the trumpet blast of Mes­siah return in the last days (Leviticus 23:23-25; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is the atoning work of Jesus the Messiah, and final judgment (Leviticus 23:26-32; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 20:11-15).
Feast of Tabernacle (Booths/ Ingathering) is 1000 year reign of Jesus who will tabernacle among us, which would cause Sabbath rest for creation, and the final redemption (Leviticus 23:33-44; Zechariah 14:16; Revelation 20:4-6).

If you include Feast of Passover, their seven significant feast days among the Jews. We see prophetically past, present, and future of these feast days. The feast that commemorate the closing of the cycle of feast is the eighth feast which is Sacred Assembly or Holy Convocation is the last feast. This feast the offering is made by fire and no regular work is done (Leviticus 23:36), eight is the number of new beginnings, new era, resurrection, regeneration, or new order. The old heaven and old earth shall pass away by fire, and new heaven and new earth arise from regeneration, where the new order is without the existence of sin anymore, only one will be  in existence which is the will of G-d( Isaiah 65:17; 2 Peter 3:7,12-13; Revelation 20:11,21:1). Therefore the fulfillment of Sacred Assembly, everyone that is holy and sanctified will live with Jesus throughout eternity, sickness and death is no more, Jesus wipes away all of our tears, and the unholy sinners will spend eternity in damnation in the Lake of Fire.
These entire feasts are prophetic examples as believers we see the Word of G-d at work and His Word confirmed. Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:11 things that occur in the Old Testament were examples for the New Testament saints to admonish us.     

Passover & Jesus the Messiah as the Passover Lamb


We as Christians celebrate Resurrection Sun­day, in remembrance of Jesus death, burial, and resurrection. On the Jewish Calendar, however Passover falls on that month.


The Passover is a type and shadow of Christ Jesus being our Pass­over Lamb, and Jesus prophetically fulfilling the Feast of Passover, the blood of Jesus is applied upon our life, and the blood of Jesus is for remission of sins( Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, 1 John 5:8). Passover means the Lord would “pass over,” the destroyers bypass the Israel­ites homes in Egypt, because the blood was applied to the door post of their homes. As for today the blood of Jesus is a hedge of protection also from seen and unseen danger.
Here is several key factors of Jesus being our Passover Lamb:
He is the unblemished lamb (Exodus 12:5 ; John 1:29 ; Hebrews 4:14-15). John the Baptist called him the Lamb of God, which take away sin of the world.
Jesus is the lamb selected in advanced (Exodus 12:3; 1 Peter 1:19-20).
Jesus is the Lamb slain (Exodus 12:6, 21 ; Revelation 5:6, 13:8).
He is the Lamb with no broken bones (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalms 34:20; John 19:33,36).
The blood applied to door of our hearts (Exodus 12:7, 22 ; Hebrews 10:22).
Leaven removed and sin removed from our life through Christ ( Exodus 12:15, 19:20; 1 Corinthians 5:8).
Jesus was the Lamb hidden for four days; a day with the Lord is as a thousand years. From Adam to Jesus was four thousand years, which is four days in the eyes of the Lord (Exodus 12:3, 6; Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8).
Jesus was killed exactly at 3:00 p.m. the same time the Passover Lamb was annually killed.
Other types and shadows of Passover:
Egypt as the World System.
Israel as the Children of G-d.
Pharaoh as Satan, and symbol of Egypt was a serpent (Revelation 12:9).
Passover is deliverance from Egypt( the world and sin), and the blood is for protection.
So Jesus is our Passover Lamb, and in Him is life, because life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), His blood cleanses and delivers us from sin, and we now walk in the newness of life. 


You can view two part video on this subject below. 







Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Five Fold Ministry and The Potter's Hand

Potter’s hand is the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher. 5 fold help mold vessels for the Kingdom


 
In Jeremiah 18 there is a parable about the potter and the clay. The clay is on the potter’s wheel and the vessel is molded and shaped by the potter.  This is an analogy of God’s children being in the hands of God and letting him mold and shape both our character and service unto Him. When we are submitted to the will of God, we are vessels of honor (2 Timothy 2:21).
The five fold ministry ( Ephesians 4:11)  acts as the hand of Jesus Christ to mold and shape vessels for the kingdom of God.  The thumb is the Apostle, the forefinger is the Prophet, the middle finger is the Evangelist, the ring finger is the Pastor, and the little finger is the Teacher (Apostles Prophets and Coming Move of God, by Bill Hamon). Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”   Man was formed out of the dust  of the ground by God in Genesis 2:7. The Hebrew word “aphar” means dust, clay, earth, mud, ashes.  God is the Master Potter because he is the Creator(Genesis 1:1Isaiah 40:28).


We become a new creation in Christ Jesus when were born again. After being born again were like new clay needing to be molded and shaped by Christ.  The new clay goes on the potter’s wheel( the wheel is the move of the Holy Spirit).  The thumbs or the Apostles center the clay on the wheel ( Apostle brings order, establishes doc­trine, lays a foundation). Being directed by the thumbs, the clay is being molded by the potter’s hand. To bring the clay outward, either the thumb or Apostle and/or the forefinger (a.k.a Prophet) directs the shape of the pottery.  The Apostle and Prophet are foundation Ephe­sians 2:20 and they give prophetic direction.   The other three fingers of the hand, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, works in unity on the out­side of the pottery. The Thumb or Apostle continues to run across the clay until no more friction is felt by the hand.  In other words, there is a perfecting the saints as they are not toss to fro from every wind of doctrine, Ephesians 4:13-14.


After the vessel is shaped, then it is glazed.  The glaze is the purpose for decorations and protection of the vessel.  After being glazed the vessel is placed in the kiln or oven to under go the fire. Firing brings irreversible changes in the body of the vessel.  It is only after firing that the article can be called pottery. Undergoing the process of glaz­ing and firing brings about the finished product. Test and trials are the fire, which brings the glory of God. As long as we walk in the Spirit and the glory of God is manifested in our lives we are more than conquerors because He gives us the grace to overcome any situation that arises.
People look at great ministry being manifested out of a vessel of God, but they don’t understand the molding and shaping process of that person and the adversity that individual had to undergo before seeing the Lord do a glorious work through the man or woman of God.  God can entrust them with the work of Kingdom. Because the vessel has endured the test, the people of God see the finished prod­uct from the hand of God.
Young ministers keep this in mind: go through the complete process of God so you can bring Him glory.  Don’t take short cuts, because short cuts will make your ministry a “shipwreck.”  Don’t walk in the carnal desires of ministry success but walk in the Spirit.  The Lord will bring glory to ministry, and you shall be His vessel of honor as long as you keep your integrity and seek His face.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Covenant of Friendship: Jesus(Yeshua) is Our Friend

In today times people loosely use the term friend. Even in the church world, people use this term, however don’t maintain covenant relationships with their quote on quote friends. People in the church gossip on one another about people who are their friends; they lie and run each other’s reputation down, backbite each other, married couples at the blink of the eye getting an divorce; people borrow money and promise to pay it back and never due; just plain out right covenant breakers. Most people don’t respect or even honor covenant relationships, that is expected in the “world” with the children of disobedience/darkness, but in the church with the children of God we suppose to represent obedience/light.


Friend in the American Heritage Dictionary is defining as follows: 1. A person, whom one knows, likes and trusts. 2. An acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; comrade. In other words a true friend is one who has your back, and stick with you through thick and thin, good times and bad times.

Ancient Hebrews, when two males would enter into a blood covenant or friendship they would follow nine steps. The steps were as follows: 1. Take off Coat or Robe; 2. Take Off Belt; 3. Cut the Covenant; 4. Raise the Right Arm and Mix the Blood; 5. Exchange Names; 6. Make a Scar; 7. Give Covenant Terms; 8. Eat Memorial Meal; 9. Plant a Memorial. We see a good example of this in the Old Testament scriptures in 1Samuel 18:1-4 with the friendship of David and Jonathan. In 1Samuel 18: 4, when Jonathan stripped off his robe and placed on David, it was symbolically saying I’m giving myself (total being and my life) I pledge to you and you do the same. And Jonathan gave David his sword, bow, and girdle (taking off his belt) it was symbolically saying a person is giving you all my support and protection, and they would do the same. This covenant had such a strong bond between the two individuals becoming as one in unity, is one reason David makes the statement in 2 Samuel 1:26 that his love for Jonathan pass that of a women (no they weren’t having homosexual affair, but two men with a strong bond of friendship). Secondly, after Jonathan’s death, David after being King over all of Israel, remembers his covenant with Jonathan, and takes Jonathan only surviving son Mephibosheth (he was lame) into his house(2 Samuel 9).

Jesus is our friend, we were once enemies of God, but through His death on the cross and His resurrection reconcile us back to God. Through excepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior now makes us a friend of God by being born again, and follow His commandments. Jesus said in St. John 15:14: “Ye are my friends, if do whatsoever I command you.” We can see how we relate to Jesus and this nine step blood covenant two Hebrew males would enter into. Look closely at the nine steps of this covenant.

Step 1: Take Off Coat or Robe: Now to the Hebrews, a person’s robe represents the person. By taking off the robe and giving it to someone, was symbolically saying, I’m giving you all myself (total being and my life) I pledge my life to you, and you do the same. Isaiah 61:10: I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Step 2: Take Off Belt: Means not to hold up someone pants, but hold a person weapons(armor together). A dagger, bow and arrow, or sword. Symbolically a person giving you all my support and protection and you do the same. Jesus gives us spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:13-18), and to tread upon all the instruments of the devil(Luke 10:19).

Step 3: Cut the Covenant: By taking an animal and cutting it right down the middle. After the animal is split, they would lay each half to the side of them and stand between the bloody halves, making a figure eight, and comeback to stop facing each other. In doing so we are saying that we are dying to ourselves, giving up the right to our own life and beginning a new walk with our covenant partner unto death. The second, the people point down to the bloody animal split in two and say, “God do so to me and more if I ever try to break this covenant. They would say; just split me right down the middle and feed me to the vultures because I tried to the most sacred of all covenants. Romans 6:4-5: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

Step 4: Raise the Right Arm and Mix Blood: Then they would raise their right arms, cut their palms and bring them together, to intermingle their blood; then swear allegiance to each other. By intermingling becoming one. This is because blood is life(Leviticus 17:11). It symbolically shows two becoming one. Romans 3:24-26; Hebrews 9:22; Revelations 12:11.

Step 5: Exchange Names: Then as they stand with their blood intermingling they exchange names. I take your last name as part of my name, and you take my last name as part of my name as part of your last name as part of your last name. Jesus became as sin for us when he died on the cross that we may become righteous through Him in the eyesight of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). We as believers the only we can saved is through His name, and He gives us authority. Acts 4:12 says: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Step 6: Make a Scar(Holy Ghost): The next step is they would rub our blood together as a permanent testimony to the covenant we had made. Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4: 30; 1 John 4:4 ; Revelation 12:11.

Step 7: Give Covenant Terms: Then they could stand before a witness and give the terms of the covenant. Everything I have is yours and yours is mine, both assets and  liabilities. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Romans 8:16-17 says: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be also glorified together. Jesus took on our liabilities(sins), and gave us assets(salvation).


Step 8: Eat Memorial Meal: A memorial meal was used to complete the covenant. Wine and bread was used. Wine for blood and bread as flesh(Communion). 1 Corinthians 11:24-25.

Step 9: Plant a Memorial: They would plant a tree that would have sprinkled with the blood of animal. Signaling Jesus on the cross.

Let us remember Jesus is our best friend, He stick closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24), Jesus will never fail you or forsake you(Joshua 1:5; Hebrews13:5), He doesn’t leave us comfortless ( St. John 14:15-18), but gives us Holy Spirit to dwell inside us to lead and guide us.

To conclude, let’s try to keep and honor our covenant with Christ Jesus, and just not our covenant with Jesus, husband and wives, parents and children, friends and family, and the saints of God. Please let’s not abuse our relationships with each other, but let us follow Mark 12:30-31: And Thou Shalt Love The Lord Thy God With All Thy Heart, And With All Thy Soul, All Thy Strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor AS Thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. We must keep our covenant and love in relationships both vertically and horizontally.