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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jewish/Hebrew Perspective on Relationships(Courting/Dating/Marriage)



Here is something of interest when I was pursuing my Masters degree in Theology, I took a class on Early Church History(Focus was Hebrew Roots), had some interesting notes from the class on relationships in regards to courting, dating, and marriage. I will share my notes on this post, most of my notes come from Marvin Wilson book "Our Father Abraham," and article written by Sol Gordon of Israel. I believe this article would give Christians in western culture a better understanding of courting that leads to marriage, so many individuals put emphasis on the wedding day versus focusing on the longevity of the marriage, and what it takes to stay married.


Quotes from Marvin Wilson book called Our Father Abraham. Here is quotes from the section of the book called Jewish Insights into Marriage and Family: "Contemporary Christians must take to heart this time tested Jewish family value(respect for family background)." They must seek to build friendship which eventually lead to solid marriages because they are based on objective criteria. A piece of paper in the form of a marriage certificate can hardly be expected to hold a marriage together. Prayer alone is also not enough. Flaws, weaknesses, or inefficiencies even when prayed over may still remain problem.

Here some notes from an article written by Sol Gordon from Israel. The article is called "Love and Sex: Poor Motives for Marriage." Notes from the article goes as the following: says the distorted images of sex, love, and marriage not only contribute to the rising divorce rate, but also the increase in pre-martial sex,. Gordon says sex is neither a test nor proof of love. In fact, he relegates it to #9 of the 10 most important characteristics of a mature relationship. #1 is intimacy, he says which includes touch, trust, closeness and caring through good times and bad. A sense humor and honest communication are #2 and #3 followed by commitment to mutual growth. Gordon states mature premartial discussions should concern careers, family, finances, living arrangements, personal values(religion), sharing, aging parents, dealing with differences and even the possibility of infertility. Also need to discuss quirks; poor hygiene; or bad breath; clothes selection; general appearance; compulsive behavior; and behavior towards friends and relatives. Gordon also advises against expecting to change behavior after marriage or putting too much faith in promises. Friendship can be a turn-on according to Gordon, who says he strongly believes that you can turn or make two lovers from friends.

Last piece of notes comes from Marvin Wilson book Our Father Abraham in regards of man and woman marriage day. Wilson states that Jewish weddings they fasted on their wedding day to get the mind of the Lord. At the wedding ceremony the bride and groom partake of communion drinking two cups of wine. The concept was to show common destiny. 1st cup is called the "cup of joy". It reminds the couple that when joys in life are shared, they are doubled. 2nd cup that of sacrifice. In the midst of their celebration, the bride and groom are sobered by recognizing that burdens and problems will someday come into their marriage. But if these troubles are shared, they are halved. This reflects what Jesus says in Matthew 20:22-23.



Avoid Snake Bite (Devotional)





Ecclesiastes 10:8 says, “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.”
Satan wishes to paralyze the believer with his venomous bite of sin. This bite is so toxic that it causes the believer to walk in iniquity. By falling into agreement with sin, we cut off the favor and blessings of God in our lives and enable Satan to overcome us. We give him dominion to bring spiritual and physical defeat in our lives.
When we do the will of God, there in a hedge of protection around us that gives us spiritual and physical security. Psalms 119:133 says, “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” Sin can’t have dominion over us as long as we walk in obedience to the Word of God. You as a born-again believer have the power to overcome the enemy. Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Don’t let any unsightly addictions, sinful habits, lust, fear, jealousy, hatred or bitterness have power over you. Let this week be the week that you decide that sin will no longer control you! As long as we abide under the Shadow of the Almighty, He will equip us to tread upon the lion, adder, young lion, and the dragon (Psalms 91:1, 13). The Holy Spirit is able to keep you from falling.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Principality of California and Spiritual Warfare Part 1





Well, the state of California has been in a heated same-sex marriage debate, since 2008 with Prop 8. In 2010 San Francisco Gay Conservative Republican Federal Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  The proposition did not allow same-sex couples to marry. This is the second time that Californians  voted on a proposition to amend marriage as between man and woman only, and to later have the judicial system overturn the majority votes to amend traditional marriage. The battle of state of California was not to learn whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry.  The battle actually began within the court system after a three judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that imposed a stay on Walker’s ruling to overturn Prop 8.

So who and what are we battling? Are we at battle with Judge Vaughn Walker? Are we battling the gay and lesbian activists that push for same-sex marriage? Is our fight against same–sex couples that wish to marry? The answer would be a resounding no!  Why, you ask?  Because our battle is not against flesh and blood.  It is against evil spirits in the spirit world. It is a battle in the unseen world that manifests itself in the natural world. California has been in a spiritual battle for a long time and most churches have taken the route of the flesh to deal with situation.  They simply encourage their congregations to vote on these propositions.  I’m not saying that voting is not a good and honorable thing to do. However our churches on a large part fail to deal with the spiritual dynamics state of California.  The state possesses some serious demonic strongholds!   On December 9, 2009 GMCW posted an online article entitled, In Vallejo, CA Spiritual Warfare Comes to the Forefront.  This article shed light upon the spiritual battle in Vallejo, California.  The gay community was upset over comments Mayor Osby Davis made during an interview with the New York Times.  I believe its a spiritual conspiracy to push California to the forefront for same-sex marriage because the state is a major trendsetter. California is the only state in the United States to have measures on traditional marriage challenged and overturn twice within the last ten plus years.  In June 28, 2013 same-sex marriage is now legal in California.  



The Prince of San Francisco  and Powers




The Apostle Paul said that we wrestle not against flesh blood, but a hierarchy of evil spirits with a governmental structure to carry out evil within the world system (Ephesians 6:12).
Within the kingdom of darkness the governmental structure goes as follows:
  • Principalities which are devils that have oversight over nations and geographic areas.
  • Rulers of darkness of this world – demonic forces that control kingdoms and Satan’s worldly business.
  • Powers- evil spirits who control people and areas. They want to possess humans.
  • Spiritual wickedness in high places – evil spirits in the heavenlies who have charge over religion and spiritual atmosphere.
In California the city of San Francisco has strong political ties within the state with a  strong core of homosexual activist that push their own agenda. San Francisco is also known as the Gay Capital or Gay Mecca of the world. Why? This is because the because of the spiritual principality of the Ohlone Native Americans that  once populated the area.  The prince of this area ruled for thousands of years.  Their principle religion was Shamanism. They believed that the tribe’s shamans possessed both male and female spirits (called “berdache/ joya”).  They also believed in a third gender(joya) and promoted witchcraft and same-sex love within the tribe. The ancient principality of the areas controlled sexual perversion and witchcraft. When Spain colonized Mexico they begin to establish Catholic missions within the Mexican territories. Several missions were established in the California territory. Missionaries began to realize that some of the tribe’s people that appeared to be female were actually men that dressed and conducted themselves as females. Eventually the missionaries abolished the practice of berdache/joya. However, they did not abolish the spirit that was behind it.
When the gold rush began in California around 1848, gold was not the only thing that awaited young men seeking to get rich. That same perverse spirit that ruled and controlled the Ohlone tribe was lying in wait for new flesh and blood to control. By water, the voyage between New York and California was between 4 to 12 months.  During this time it was not uncommon for there to be intercourse between seafarers.   The city of San Francisco was populated with approximately 90% men.  Female companionship was available but cost between $4,000 – $8,000 per night in today’s dollars. There just weren’t enough eligible women in early San Francisco to go around.  In response to this reality, some of the men agreed to take on the roles of women by becoming dance partners of other men at clubs and bars.
The gay population began to pick up even more in San Francisco during World War II when the armed forces sought out and dishonorably discharge homosexuals from the armed services. The homosexual men who were discharged were processed on base in San Francisco. Many of these men fell in love with the beauty of San Francisco and stayed. Ever since World War II the gay and lesbian population has rapidly increased.
In the 1970s arose Castro Street in the Castro District, many gays moved into the area and started their own businesses. They begin to develop a political base and power within the community.  In 1977 Harvey Milk became the Mayor of Castro and was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  He was the city’s first openly gay elected official. Today, times Castro has the highest per capita gay population in the world and is the center of local gay politics.
The prince of San Francisco is effective in his oversight and influence.  The evil spirits that control people first transferred themselves from the Ohlone Indians to the male settlers of the gold rush.  From there, the spirits transferred themselves to the settlers from the World War II men who were dishonorably discharged.  And now they control the people who live in San Francisco. Jesus, in Mark 5:9-13, cast out the unclean spirits called “…Legions…for they were many.”   Those that were cast out begged Jesus not to send them out of the area.  Instead they went into the pigs that were nearby. More than likely these unclean spirits were Powers that controlled things.  In the kingdom of darkness evil spirits/Powers control areas and want to possess people. Those legions of spirits that possessed the man in Mark 5, not only controlled the man, but also controlled the area.  It was for that reason that they did not want surrender that area. Just as in the San Francisco era the Powers from the Ohlone Indians continue to control the area and possess some of the people.








Saturday, January 11, 2014

Angelina Jolie's New Movie Maleficent She Resembles Baphomet



Angelina Jolie plays the mistress of darkness (a.k.a wicked witch) Maleficent, in the upcoming Disney movie Maleficent.  Retelling Disney's 1959 film Sleeping Beauty(source), this movie is about how the evil sorceress places a curse on Princess Aurora, and terrorizes her throughout the movie.



Ironically, Jolie's character Maleficent actually favors the demon god Baphomet! Baphomet is the horned god. She is known as the mistress of darkness and the beginning of evil; just Satan is known as the prince of darkness , and the beginning of evil. The Baphomet is the official symbol of the Church of Satan.






Baphomet


The Baphomet symbol comes from a drawing by Eliphas Levi.  It's called "The Baphomet of Mendes." It's a symbol of a satanic goat portrayed as a half-human, half-goat figure (source).  Baphomet is also an initiation into magic and a sign into initiation (source). 

So is Disney using the imagery of the Baphomet and magic in Maleficent to captivate the minds of young people to magic-based religion? 




The Bible Warns about the Last Days and Worship of Devils  


  


Revelation 9:20 warns us that in the end-times there would be an explosion of demon worship in the world unlike any time before. The Hollywood  major motion picture industry is aiding this Anti-christ agenda of demon worship and the occult to usher in the Satanic age of Anti-christ and his system. The symbolism and theme of the movie Maleficent promotes such an agenda to indoctrinate the youth.  As Saints of the Most High God we must understand the times and come out of this world system before that great day of judgment.

Revelation 9:20-21

King James Version (KJV)
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.




Friday, January 10, 2014

South Africa Presidents Reveals He Used to Practice Voodoo Against White People

Article Source Dailymail.co.uk


Revelation: South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has told how he used to practise witchcraft against white people

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has told how he used to practise witchcraft against white people.
Speaking in his native Zulu language at a pre-election rally in the country's rural north, he told a crowd of his voodoo past.
'I used to practise witchcraft around here, bewitching the Boers during apartheid', Zuma reportedly said.

He promised the crowd that if his African National Congress (ANC) party was re-elected into power with over 90 per cent of the popular vote, he would come back to the village to slaughter cows in celebration.
'When the elections are over, I'm coming again. If you give us 90 per cent upwards during the elections, we are coming here to slaughter cows. Less than 90 per cent, I don't come.'

Zuma also told the crowd that the ANC would continue to run South Africa 'for ever'.
'We will continue to run this government forever and ever. Whether they (detractors) like it or not!' Zuma said.

Although South Africa's ANC government is predicted to win this year's election with around 60 per cent of the vote, it is forecast to lose a great deal of popular support.
The past five years have seen widespread economic strife in South Africa. 
The former liberation party has also been embroiled in a series of highly damaging corruption scandals.

President Zuma is also widely perceived has having personally profited from his presidency by building a lavish £10 million homestead with what is alleged to be taxpayers' money.
Jacob Zuma played a significant role in the ANC's struggle against apartheid, working as a commander of the movement's armed wing, the Mkhonto we Sizwe (MK).

As part of his underground work for the MK, he travelled incognito around South Africa, helping plot military exercises against apartheid targets.
Many South African political commentators have expressed fears that Zuma's and the ANC's growing unpopularity may see him and the party try to play on South Africans' racial fears to win support.