Thursday, May 17, 2018

INTRODUCTION



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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Will Sodom and Gomorrah be resurrected? / What is resurrection?

A QUESTION:
  The WT has changed it's doctrine many times, as regards the resurrection of Sodom and Gomorrah. Can you tell us how they stand with God, regarding their resurrection? Can you also tell me why this matters to us?
MY REPLY:
When trying to get an answer to such questions, we find some surprising BIble based answers, IF, we are willing to start out fresh, without any preconceived notions (Matt.9:17).
The first thing to ask is; What did the Bible and Jesus himself, mean, by "resurrection"? 

Most people believe that resurrection means, to reverse literal, physical death. Is that an unfounded assumption?
IF we take the time to go back to the language God chose to express this, we find that the word "resurrection", simply means, "to stand up again", but not necessarily to be physically restored or re-animated. How so?
There is more than one way to "stand again"--- not only the way most people assume that one may stand again. This need not mean standing up physically, after our body has rotted away. In fact, the BIble speaks a lot, about "standing" before the throne of God, for judgment (2Cor.5:10; Luke21:36) as meaning to be evaluated by one's ability to endure while under test (Prov.27:4; Deut.9:2; Mal.3:2).
That "standing" is not a physical stance. It speaks of God's attention upon us and our record of deeds... performed by our free will during our lifetime. Can we withstand, such scrutiny?
In this way, All humanity stood before God in the past... through Adam and Eve. They stood before God for judgment, when they, and their children, were condemned to death.......
"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned." (Rom.5:12)
----Yes, all mankind stood before God, as condemned.----
"21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1Cor.15:21-22)

Being "made alive" in Christ, is not automatic, and it has its' requirements >>>>
"27 Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. *“Do this and you will live.”* (Luke10:27-28)
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever... so the one who feeds on me will live because of me." (John6:51,57)
“25 I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die." (John11)
"“The righteous will live, by faith.” (Rom.1:17)
"For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live." (Rom.8:13)
"The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." (1John2:17)

There is another opportunity to be re-judged by God, on the basis of Jesus Christ. 
*IF we obey and belong to Jesus, we can "stand again" favorably, before the judgment seat of God, on the basis of our obedience to the gospel of Christ (John8:31,51; 14:21,23). Those that throw away this opportunity of a re-trial, do not receive life. Those who obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, live....

Rom.8: "1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death."
Rom.6: "22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life."

So once again, all humankind does "stand again", ever since Jesus Christ provided a way out of the condemnation, due Adam and Eve. He is the "tree of life". If we feed from him, we live (John6:57).
(https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-trees.html)
Because of Jesus Christ, each of us "stands again" before the judgment seat of God... we are re-judged, or, "resurrected" on the basis of the pardon of the ransom.
Those who listened to and obeyed Jesus, are granted life. 
Those who disobeyed, are not given eternal life.
John3:36 reads;
"36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them."

With these things in mind, we ask about Sodom and Gomorrah.
From what we know of them, and the fact that no one righteous lived there after Lot's family was removed... If they are judged on the basis of the teachings of Christ.... would they be able to withstand that scrutiny, and receive life according to that new provision and it's requirements? 
No.
However... Does this mean that they will not "stand again" on the basis of the ransom of Jesus? No again!

The whole problem with this vacillating doctrine of the WT, rests with their literal understanding of "resurrection". 

No one who is judged as wicked, is given life (John3:36).  "The wrath of God remains upon them". They are not freed from the original wrath of God, upon Adam and Eve's offspring. They do not come back from the dead, physically, just to be condemned again with the same original condemnation. 

What matters most, is our spiritual standing with God... not our physical condition (John6:63; Rom.8:13,6).
The RECORD of their lives (meaning of 
μνημεῖον -- G3419 Strongs), translated: "memorial tomb") (LINK) is re-tried according to the provision and standard of the ransom and it's requirements... to "stand again" before the judgment seat of God, on that basis. 

In the time of the end, divine knowledge will be made full 
(Dan.12:4,9-10; John16:12-15,8-11; Mal.3:1-3; Rev.22:6; 10:7-8; 1Cor.13:9-10)...
Then the standards of God and Christ will be fully uncovered and disclosed, as well as all the deeds that had been done in darkness (2Pet.3:10; Ec.12:14; John3:20; Eph.5:11; Num.25:4; 1John2:9; Luke12:45-46; Hosea 6:5; John16:8). Those re-evaluated by the opening of the scrolls (Rev.20:12-13) either receive the judgment of eternal life based upon their obedience... or not granted life, based upon their past record of disobedience. 

The inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah need not show up physically, to be re-evaluated and "stand again" in the heavenly court of God.
They can "stand again" (be "resurrected") for judgment, based upon their free will deeds, during their past lifetime.

So... Sodom and Gomorrah WILL, stand again before the judgment seat of God (resurrect), but they have already died to pay for their sins. They will not be granted life, nor will they receive physical life at all (Gen.18:20; Rom.6:23)..., 
just to stand up physically, to face again, the same condemnation.
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Why is all this important to us? 
We are facing the final culmination of divine judgment. Doctrines which teach that there is still a "thousand years" of grace ahead, (or that "new scrolls" are to open in the future) are misleading millions today. The hour is ever later then they imagine! 
If you have not yet learned when Christ's royal authority of the symbolic "thousand years" began and ended, when Satan was released from the Abyss and its' effect on God's chosen people... nor what the spiritual nature of the Great Tribulation and Armageddon, really is; then I strongly hope and suggest that you make full use of the search box located in the right column of this page. For any questions that remain, you are welcome to contact me via the contact form, located in the same area.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Return of Christ

QUESTIONS I RECEIVED:
Regarding Matt 24. ---What were the disciples actually asking Jesus? What will be the sign of your presence and the conclusion of the system of things? I understand that the sign comes first in the way of birth pangs, before God’s Kingdoms arrival, but in what way is that Christ’s presence? He has already ruled for the symbolic 1000 years from the first century..... 
                (LINK) [for more-(LINK)], 
.....just a bit unsure what his presence means in our time, with the GT and Armageddon now in play. 


MY REPLY:

We know that the apostles did expect a return of Christ, after his ascension (see John21:14,22; Matt.10:23; 24:30; Rev.22:7,12).
As you can see from the foregoing scriptures; Jesus pointed to a return that would occur *after* the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, because Revelation was written after that, and the return he spoke of, contained features that did not occur in the first century.
In the mind of the apostles, the "end of the system" applied to the Jewish system and covenant with God (Acts 1:6-7; Luke 19:11; John 16:12-13; Mark 9:12).
They were not wrong, because as Matthew chapter 24 begins, it is a continuation from the end of Matt.23, where the apostles are talking to Jesus about the fall of the Jewish Temple. But by Jesus response, we see that he was describing the pattern to expect, when both God's covenants are fulfilled, and end. At the conclusion of them, there will always be those who were faithful, and those who were not (and the interaction between those two groups). They did not fully understand that there would also be an end to the New Covenant, because covenants are also called promises, and God eventually fulfills His promise. 
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-response-to-jan.html
Jesus not only answered the apostles question about the imminent end of the Old Covenant, but included the signs regarding the end of the New.
The sign of Jesus' presence has many components. But Jesus told us, not to expect the signs to be fulfilled in an obvious way (Luke 17:20)
The very term, "sign of your presence", means, that it will occur through signs and symbols, not seen in a physical way... but perceived and recognized by means of insight, discernment, and spirit of prophecy... leading to understanding for those who listen (Mark 13:14; Rev.1:1; Eph.3:3-5; Amos 3:7; 1Cor.14:32; Rev.22:6-7; 1Cor.2:10-14).
(please click on the footnote for "signified it" in Rev.1:1 according to the HCSB translation. You will see that the original Greek said, "made it known through symbols") --- (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Rev.1%3A1&version=HCSB)
So at the end of the New Covenant, the "sign of your presence" will occur in symbolic ways, made discernible through the spirit of Christ's angel/prophet, whom he would send to reveal his message.
-- But what did Jesus mean, by "presence"? The word means, "to be alongside", as in a yoke (Matt.11:28-30). There is much that could be said about what this means.... even about how the Wild Beast is said to be "alongside" those who are working with it, but do not recognize what actually is under the yoke of slavery, with them (Greek of Rev.17:8)(2Cor.6:14)... directing them in the demonic persecution of God's anointed.
Now to understand the connection between Jesus' presence, and the birth pangs (Great Tribulation and the Battle to result)....
There is much information to explain this. I am going to simplify it for the sake of this comment. But each point I make, should be researched and proven through the scriptures by an article on each subject. That first being understood, I will address that part of your question:...
1. Wormwood falls from heaven through a compromise of truth. When this false prophet chooses to teach lies, that is represented by opening Satan's abyss.
2. When Wormwood opens the abyss, Satan escapes his captivity, and the bonds previously imposed upon him by Christ, are loosed. Satan is then able, to mislead the body of Christ. They become captives of the abyss (Rev.13:7,10; Luke 21:24; Col.2:8), through trampling by it's agents.
3. Christ is appointed as head of the body, and charged by God to protect it, feed it, and defend it, as a husband does his wife. He assured us, that "I have not lost a single one which the Father has given me" (John 17:12; Luke 15:4; Ps.30:1-5; 40:1-4).
Dan.12:1 describes it this way;
"At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered."
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Here you can see the connection between the unprecedented "time of distress" (Great Tribulation), and the "standing up" of "Michael" (the presence of Christ) to rescue "the remaining ones of the woman's seed".
("I protected them by that name you gave me" -John17:12; Rev.3:12; 12:7; 20:7-9; 17:14; 12:15,17; Matt.24:7-8)
Dan.12:3-4,9-10 and Rev.20:12, describes the result:
Can you see that "knowledge will increase", and "scrolls are opened"? This is the same event (Luke 24:45).
This increase of knowledge of the truth (opening scrolls, including the scroll of Revelation)... is actually the cause of Armageddon. When God's priests gain the dawn through the standing up of Jesus to defend against Satan's river of lies... the faithful stand up to the deception, and in imitation of Jesus, defend the truths they are receiving (2Cor.10:3-5; Rev.20:7-8; 16:13-16; 17:14; 19:11,14,8; Jude 1:14; Matt.26:64; Heb.12:1).
Mark 9:11-12 reads;
"11 And they asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12 He replied, “Elijah does indeed come first, and he restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected?"
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-sign-of-son-of-man.html
When Jesus "returns" and is *again present with his priesthood* (sanctuary restored/priests working again under the high priest); those final priests must battle against wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places (Eph.6:10-12). Naturally, this will not occur under pleasant circumstances... because Satan is unleashed, along with all his powerful hoards of both spirit and flesh. The result of this demonic attack, becomes manifest and discernable, by those able to recognize the "birth pangs" of the Great Tribulation...

            (https://pearl-laborpains.blogspot.com)
...and the spiritual symbolism as the means by which, those signs are truly manifested among the anointed (Rev.12:2; John 16:19-23; Dan.9:24-27)
https://pearl-sign.blogspot.com-------
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ten Horns / Seven Heads

The Bible tells us the meaning of all it's symbolism. We just need God's spirit to guide us through what it tells us. The ten horns are explained, at Rev.17:12 and Rev.5:10 ---
12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast."
Can you see from this, that horns are kings?
Kings, can also be heads (see Rev.17:9-10). 
Why two different symbols? Because there are two sorts of kings.... those who are still awaiting their dominion, and those who already reign over their dominion. You might note, that in speaking of the horns, Rev.17:12 reads that they are still awaiting their kingdom.
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But at Rev.17:9-10, those kings who are described as heads of the Beast, are also described as hills/mountains. That denotes being raised up, and as taking the lead over a congregation/household, providing it's light and food (Matt.5:14-15; 24:16; Eze.36:8).
Such kings are also the ones described as "stars" and "lamps", who can also, either be faithful (Rev.1:20; Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3; Matt.5:15)...
...or not (Rev.8:8,10-11; 9:1; 12:4; Zech.4:7).
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The seven "heads" of the Beast, are wicked stewards in alliance with Gentiles/drunkards (Matt.24:48-49; Prov.31:5; 17:15; Isa.28:7; Jer.51:57)...
...which Gentiles are also the ones who afford them their royal dominion. Rather than their being raised up and supported within a holy congregation (Rev.1:20);
they are supported and served by, Gentiles. God considers that unfaithful alliance, as spiritual fornication (Isa.1:2,4,7,21; 30:1; Eze.17:15; 23:22,28-30; Rev.17:16-17; Jer.17:5)
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But then, we must also include what Rev.10:11 and 5:9-10 tells us about the identity of all the kings in Revelation.
John is told "You must prophesy *again*... about kings". This indicates that the kings prophesied about in the second part of Revelation (Rev.17:9-10,12), are the same ones prophesied to, in the first part of Revelation (Rev.1:5; 5:9-10) over which, Jesus is Lord and King (Rev.19:16; John18:36; 17:16)
Jesus does not share a dominion with Satan (Luke 4:5-6; 1John 5:19; 2:17; Rev.21:1; Job 14:4; Dan.2:44,35), nor rule over, nor inherit, Satan's corrupt world.
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After reading and digesting all these scriptures, do you see that the "horns", are anointed who have not yet acquired a dominion to reign over? Do you perceive that the ten heads, are those anointed, who have attained a dominion?
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Who is your Master ?

This post is for educational purposes, by examining a quote from a recent publication...

By a statement in the Jan.18 Watchtower magazine; ......
"In the days leading up to the Memorial, we can set aside time to examine prayerfully and carefully our personal relationship with Jehovah. How can we do that? By ‘testing whether we are in the faith.’ To do that, we do well to ask ourselves: ‘Do I really believe that I am part of the only organization that Jehovah has approved to accomplish his will?".......
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/jehovahs-genuine-mountain.html
In effect, does not this statement equate being an obedient slave of the "Watchtower", with being "in the faith"? (1Cor.7:23; Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10)
The "faith" being spoken of in the scripture they quote (2Cor.13:5), is according to the Bible,  the faith provided by the teaching of Jesus Christ (Rom.3:22; 8:1; Phil.3:8-9; Matt.7:24-27; Eph.2:20)
... *not a faith rooted in the vacillating doctrine of the Organization. Our "testing" properly occurs, when we are building our faith on the words of Christ.... not the present releases or bound volumes of the doctrines of men.
I hope all will intensely consider, that this statement by the WT, 
is crystallized in the symbolic meaning of Rev.13:16. 
Deut.11:18 conveys the interpretation of that verse. There it tells us, that we receive a symbolic mark on our forehead, by the spiritual master of our faith (Rev.7:3). We are either slaves of God's truths, or slaves of the doctrines of men (666), which is idolatry. Making that choice (Joel 3:14; 2:32; Luke17:30-32; Rev.18:4), means a decision between life, or death (Rom.6:16).
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Heavens - Earth - Sea | The Authority of Christ

At Matt.28:18, Jesus said; 
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.".

"And God subjected everything under his feet and appointed him as head **over everything for the church**, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all" (Eph.2:22-23). 
(1Cor.3:16; 1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.12:17)
The heaven and earth over which Jesus has received authority, are symbolic and not physical. Heaven and earth, are not the sea, which is also symbolic. The symbolic sea is the realm of Satan (Isa.57:20).
Earth, comes from the Greek word "Gae", which more accurately means "land".. an owned plot of land... a homeland. 
https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?t=kjv&strongs=g1093
God has such a "field under cultivation" where he makes his home, such as referred to in Rev.10:2; 1Cor.3:9; Luke 8:15 and John15:1; 14:23.

The heaven and earth are being sorted, into a heaven and earth that will pass away, or a new heavens and earth, that will remain forever... depending upon a choice of faithfulness or unfaithfulness (2Pet.3:7,13). The heavens are where God is king... his throne. The earth is his footstool... willing subjects to God's authority (Acts7:49).
Neither the heaven nor earth, are the sea belonging to Satan (Isa.27:1; 57:20), which will fully pass away (Rev.21:1; Ps.37:10).

The point of these scriptures, is that the dominion of God and Christ, are not the dominion of Satan. The physical world is not what the Bible is talking about, when it speaks in symbolic terms of the heavens, earth, and sea.
Jesus was given authority as a king when on earth, just as he stated at Matt.28:18. He rules until all the unfaithful disciples, who have made themselves enemies of Christ, are subdued under his feet..... (Matt.26:64; Ps.110:2; 1Cor.15:25)
.....through the clouds of heaven/Zion (Heb.12:1; Matt.26:64; Jude 1:14; Ps.110:2; Rev.2:26-27; Jer.51:20; Hosea6:5).
The physical creation has been made subject to Satan (Luke4:6; John19:11).

All the chosen ones, who choose to imitate Satan, are twice dead, having chosen the Destroyer again as their father, inheriting sin and second death. 
Those who imitate and follow the example and path of Jesus, are given a new birth, a spiritual one. They are born again of spirit and endure in faithfulness, to receive righteousness and life. 
Those two groups are the ones over which, Jesus has been given authority... not over Satan's fallen creation. Those rightly disposed for everlasting life, are being gathered into the storehouse of Jesus Christ. The rest are condemned by the "fire" of God's word of judgment (Jer.23:29; 5:14; Rev.11:3,5; 20:9; 2Pet.3:7). 
The unfaithful are abandoned, to the sin and death they have chosen, and the dominion of the one who holds the power of death within his dominion (Heb.2:14).

Armageddon is the conclusion of this sorting harvest. Those under the authority of Christ who belong to heaven.....
(Eph.2:6; Heb.12:22-23; Luke10:20; Rev.17:14; 19:14,8) 
.....battle at his side, against the agents of falsehood (1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14; 12:10-11; 2Cor.10:3-5)

So yes... all authority in "heaven" and on "earth" is given to Christ, to discipline, refine, teach, and judge as faithful, or not (Mark13:33-37; Matt.25:14-15; 12:36; Rom.2:6-8; John12:48). 

All Jesus slaves (the heavens and earth), have a day of accounting with him. The unfaithful "heavens" and "earth", will burn up with "fire". The faithful heavens will remain forever... and the "sea" will be no more. But to really understand what Matt.28:18 means, we must have spiritual discernment according to interpretation by scripture.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Who is the Destroyer ?

A QUESTION:

After reading the post on Armageddon...(https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2018/01/armageddon.html), 
...it does make sense that Armageddon would be symbolic, which is in keeping with our loving creator. However when discussing this with the family today, we wondered about times in the Hebrew Scriptures when God caused the destruction of many men, women and children, such as the flood, the final plague on the Egyptian's firstborn, Sodom and Gomorrah as well as all the Israelite wars against enemy nations while settling the promised land etc. How are we to reconcile these events?
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MY REPLY:

Please consider what happened in Eden, because there we learn how God handles sin. Did God kill Adam and Eve? No. But He did warn them, that death would be the result of their wrong choice. How would that death come about? Well, first, they would choose to make Satan their father and god. How did that happen? We are told in the Bible, that we are slaves to whatever we obey (Rom.6:16-17)----

"16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance."

How does this scripture apply to what happened in Eden? When Adam and Eve turned to Satan for guidance, and obeyed that guidance, they became Satan's obedient slaves, much as a child would obey his father. By eating fruit from a forbidden source, they left off taking their guidance (and obedience) from God as their father. They became children of sin and death. How? Satan, is the father of both, sin and death (Heb.2:14; John8:44; Rev.9:11). 

If we become his children, we come under his dominion of both, sin and death. Rom.6:17 quoted above, tells us that when we loyally obey the "pattern of teaching" from God, we become His slaves, we are granted righteousness and life, rather than being slaves to sin and death.

Can you see from all this, that our choice to imitate and obey Satan as father, results in being under the power of his dominion (much as a child put into a household under Satan)? When under Satanic authority, we are subject to his decisions. What befalls those under Satanic authority and dominion? Do you see from the Bible, that the consignment and destination of those belonging to Satan, is destruction and death?
God cannot righteously protect and defend... those who have chosen of their own free will, to disobey God as Father... and have chosen Satan... the provider and enticer of deceptive and corrupt desires, that end in death (James1:14-15).

If so, then we can return to your questions....
God is ultimately responsible for universal justice. Under that righteous umbrella of divine justice, God either chooses to act, or to not act... to protect, or not protect, to guard against the wicked one, or to surrender to the wicked one. 
Whatever God's decision, it always respects our free will, just as in Eden. But after we have chosen our god and father, it is a righteous part of God's justice that we do, reap what we sow. We cannot change our mind, after we have "eaten the fruit" and acted out our sin.

As we learned by the accounts of Job and Jesus, even righteous ones can be subjected to Satanic test, and suffer his cruelty. But after proving loyal and faithful to God, God is justified in limiting what Satan can do. Not so, with those who have chosen Satan as father, who have rejected God's grace and guidance. In doing so, they have also forfeited God's protection.

So now, what of executions of death, that resulted from God's justice in BIble history? Did God deviate from what we have learned in the foregoing scriptures? Was it God Himself, that caused the deaths of the wicked?
There are two ways of answering this question.
Since God is the One who ultimately decides, what He allows to happen, then I suppose with that viewpoint... God is responsible for everything, isn't He? 
But if we concur with God's righteous sense of Justice... we accept that some of the things God allows to befall the wicked, who have exercised their free will to choose rebellion, are deserved, and that it is an exercise of God's righteousness, in allowing them to reap what they have sown.

Again... what of Bible history, and it's accounts of the executions of the wicked. Was it God allowing people to reap destruction from their chosen father?... or was it God, robbing Satan of his children.... taking Satan's children away from Satan, and then killing them?

I will use, one of your chosen examples to shed light on the answer to that question... that of the execution of the firstborn in Egypt. ---

God told His people His decision. See if you agree that it was Justice. 
God told His people, that if any desired God's protection, that they should paint the blood of a lamb on their doorposts. 
As God said... 
"13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt." (Ex.12:13)
Although at the end of that verse, it sounds like God is doing the "striking"/destroying, could this mean that it is God, who is merely responsible for, allowing it?
Go down to verse 23---
"23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and **He will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.**"
We learn from verse 23, that God is setting a limit, based upon a household's obedience to God's instructions. Do you see that? 
Do you see, that it is "the destroyer" that enters a disobedient house, and does the "striking down"? 
Do you see God's justice at work... and do you see the Devil at work? 
It is crucial, that we discern the distinction between the works of God (protector of the obedient) and the works of the Devil (to destroy the unprotected).

God is candid and forthcoming. He does not shrink from His part, and often takes credit for the destruction of the wicked, ---because it is God who exercises His justice and power, when He decides in all righteousness, what each person should reap. He makes certain, that we reap what we have sown. His righteous justice will always dominate, because He is, a God of righteous justice, and deserves to be credited and praised for being such. 
To know Him, is to understand His justice, and not to ascribe to Him or Jesus Christ the works of the Devil. Neither God nor Jesus, are murderers. They are Judges, and for this reason, we rightly fear them, and strive to gain their approval. If we abandon them as Fathers, we deserve the treatment meted out by the Destroyer... 
(https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2016/11/who-is-destroyer.html)
...whose dominion and household, we freely chose.
"7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return. 8 The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." (Gal.6:7-8).
"10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John10:10)
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Who is the False Prophet who gives breath to the image of the Beast ?

From Rev.19:20...
"The beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image."
What signs did the false prophet perform, on the Beasts' behalf?
Rev.13:14-17 tells us...
"14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to ***set up an image*** in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to ***give breath to the image of the first beast***, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name."

The false prophet orders the inhabitants of the earth, to set up an idol that represents the beast. It "gives breath" to that image, so that the Beast can execute, any who refuse to worship its' image. Consequently, other symbolic restraints are also imposed and enforced.
How does the Bible itself interpret the meaning of giving the Image/Idol of the Beast, "breath"? 
John20:21-23 tells us:
"21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Receiving breath, is receiving spirit... being sent forth by Christ (John20:21; 13:20), and being given the power to forgive (or not forgive) sins (John20:23; 1Cor.6:1-3; Matt.18:18). 
At Rev.13:7, we are also told, that this alliance between the false prophet and it's Beast, "conquers the holy ones". (Rev.13:10; Luke21:24; Dan.8:12; Rev.11:2; Matt.5:13).
(https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/09/trample-how-does-it-happen.html)
Do we see any "Beast"... any identity or group, being imbued with an image of such authority, by a false prophet?
At John20:21-23, we saw that Jesus gave spiritual authority and power, to his anointed chosen priests (Luke10:19; Mal.2:7; Rev.1:5-6; 5:9-10; 1Pet.2:5). But who is it that actually appears to be authorized to exercise the authority and power of God's priesthood, today... even over the anointed Chosen? What image today, seems "spirit-directed" and as a result, the tangible representatives and enforcers of worship toward that image, can pass the judgment of spiritual life or death/forgive or not forgive sin...
(over those who refuse to accept that image as being spirit-directed), 
...even over the chosen ones? (2Thess.2:4; Mark13:14; John16:2)
(Rom.2:28-29; Rev.2:9)

Are you awake to recognizing the fulfillment of this prophecy?
It is in plain site, among "Jehovah's Witnesses".

I do hope that those interested, will learn more about Rev.13:14-17. The Bible's own interpretation of those verses are shocking to those under the influence of the harlots wine/wormwood. 
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Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Living Idol

From Rev.19:20...
 "The beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image."
What signs did the false prophet perform, on the Beasts' behalf?
Rev.13:14-17 tells us...
"14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to ***set up an image*** in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to ***give breath to the image of the first beast***, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image, to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, (LINK) 17 so that they could not buy or sell (LINK) unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number (LINK) of its name."

The false prophet orders the inhabitants of the earth, to set up an idol that represents the beast. It "gives breath" to that image, so that the Beast can execute, any who refuse to worship its' image. Consequently,  other symbolic restraints are also imposed and enforced.
How does the Bible itself interpret the meaning, of giving the Image/Idol of the Beast, "breath"? 
John20:21-23 tells us:
"21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Receiving breath, is receiving spirit. Those to whom Jesus gives holy spirit, are being sent forth to work for Christ, and are given the power to forgive (or not forgive) sins. 
At Rev.13:7, we are also told, that this alliance between the false prophet and it's Beast, "conquers the holy ones".

Do we see any "Beast"... any identity or group, whose image is being imbued with a facade of spirit-authority and power, by a false prophet?
At John20:21-23, we saw that Jesus gave holy spirit to his anointed chosen ones, bestowing on them a commission to teach truth, and authority over the forgiveness of sin (John20:23; 1Cor.6:2-3; Matt.18:18). 
But who is it that is actually exercising that authority and power today... even over the anointed Chosen? 
What image today, by declaration of a prophet, seems "spirit-directed", and as a result, the tangible representatives and enforcers of worship toward that image, can pass the judgment of spiritual life or death...
     (over those who refuse to accept that image as being spirit-directed), 
...even over the chosen ones? (Dan.8:11-12,24; 11:33; Luke21:24; Rev.13:10,7; 1Cor.3:16; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:36-37,34; Mark13:14)
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I do hope that those interested, will learn more about Rev.13:14-17. The Bible's own interpretation of those verses are shocking, and fulfillment of  the details of that interpretation, are in plain sight. Please, consider the links in this post, use the search box, as well as the list of articles at the top-right of this page. There are also articles in my profile (just click on my name).


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Armageddon

The Bible itself explains Armageddon. 
The idea that it means an execution by God, by means of literal fire, is an idea that comes from man... who are sourcing their understanding by human reasoning, rather than scripture (Jer.23:29; 20:9; 5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20). 
Armageddon is explained, at Rev.16:13-16. 
That battle is also talked about in other verses, which add to our knowledge about that battle (Rev.9:7,9; 20:8; 12:7,17; 13:7; 17:14; 19:19; 13:10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24). 
If you read Rev.16:13-16, you will see that three "demonic spirits"/utterances/teachings... that "look like frogs" are what causes "kings" to gather for that battle. 
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There are two opposing sides... Satan's deceptive doctrine sourced in the dark Abyss and it's agents, against the enlightening truths of Christ, sourced in scripture. Each warrior king, chooses to align themselves with one of those leaders, based upon the source of their faith and teaching (Joel 3:14; 1Cor.10:21; Rev.16:16).
(https://pearl-kingsofearth.blogspot.com)
Armageddon causes the alliance of "Gog and Magog", to "surround" (Luke21:20) the "camp of the holy ones" (Rev.20:7-9). This results in a great spiritual time of test... the Great Tribulation (Matt.24:3,24-25,4-5,9-11,13,21; Dan.12:1,4)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-greatest-tribulation-why.html)
For a time, the holy ones are overcome and taken captive by the deception (Rev.13:7; 11:2; Dan.8:11-12,17,23-25; 2Thess.2:8,3-4; Dan.11:36,31-33; Rev.13:10; Luke21:24; Col.2:8; Dan.9:27,26; Rev.12:15,17) (https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/earth-swallows-satans-river.html)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/mark-of-beast.html)
  So, the battle causes those who are lead by deceptive demonic teachings (three frog-like expressions/666), to come up against those who are lead by the truths of Christ... the holy ones... the "called, chosen, and faithful", along with Jesus (Rev.17:14; 19:11,14; Eph.2:6). 
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It is a spiritual battle (2Cor.10:3-5; Eph.6:10-17; 1Tim.6:12)...
...against the powers of deception. 
The weapons used, include the truths of Christ... the scriptures and spirit, which is our sword (Heb.4:12; Eph.6:17; 2Thess.2:8; Rev.2:16; 19:11,15). 

The Bible itself makes clear, that Armageddon is a spiritual battle, between the liar, Satan (John8:44; 2Cor.4:4; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 12:9,15)...
...his forces of lying doctrines and his deceptive teachings... 
against the truths of Jesus Christ and all those who preach and defend them (messengers/"angels") (https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=messenger+angel). 
That war has existed throughout the ages (Gen.3:15; Rev.12:17)...
...but it does have a final battle in the time of the end, and that final battle is called, Armageddon.
For more information, here are the search resuts for "Armageddon" at my blog (https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=armageddon), 
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