Friday, December 20, 2019

Good Morning: An Open Heart Surgery Story: The Aftershocks

Good Morning
By Craig M. Szwed

10 Days After Open Heart Surgery: Today is finally discharge day (copyright: 2019-12-20).

4 days ago, I woke up feeling a bit like someone hit by a bus, but who was starting to shake it off.

3 days ago, I sort of felt like a dog that had been hit and started to run away from the scene, limping.

Yesterday, I was like a guy and his dog who had both gotten hit, but gotten up and were already starting to shake off the injuries,  looking to all bystanders as if the cheering should start. 

Today, I woke up like cat that you might have seen clipped hard by a fast moving taxi. (The cat gets thrown further into traffic.) After much noise, glimpses of the cat, and its ricocheting off numerous wheels in various directions, the cat flies though the air one last time, coughed up by traffic onto the city park grass.

Onlookers think the cat must be dead after seeing it pass through that intense pinball-like meatgrinder.
The cat lays there, looking the part, and even pigeons drift by to test-peck it, but they feel a detectable pulse.

Finally, the cat (eyes yet closed) realizes it is still alive and takes deepening test breaths. Its memories, like nearby traffic, rush past the cat's wakening brain, it starts to twitch, teasing the onlookers. Yet, even like waiting for an hourglass to pass its last, scarcely noticeable, few grains for the hour, the cat doesn't spring and run.

Reset after numerous mental resets, the cat tries to waken, to get its bearings, until finally it starts to stir.

With its reeling mind and body, finally, starting, again, to assimilate some of the thoughts and feelings of the whole incident, the cat's eyes open and it begins the long process of checking itself and its surroundings, taking slow careful stock, starting the cleaning process and reassessments preparing me for that proverbial earthly "life number 9" .

Saturday, October 12, 2019

God Defines Sexual Perversion

Leviticus 18:1-30
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
3  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4  Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
5  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.    
6  None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
7  The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8  The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
9  The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
10  The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
11  The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
13  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
14  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
15  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
17  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
18  Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.    
19  Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20  Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
21  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23  Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24  Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
27  (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28  That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
29  For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30  Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. 

Have you been caught up in things that God says are sexual perversion? 

Let Jesus Christ set you free from sin, to serve Him in Truth and give you an eternal and joyful home with Him.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Global Warming, Guns, & Sin

I'm asking the reader to be rational and honest; to put aside feelings, preconceptions, and prejudices. Please, be honest with yourself and God as you answer these questions.

Isn't it completely irrational for people to blame human beings for messing up the weather with their claims that humanity and our life styles are prime drivers of global warming, while we are yet emerging from a great ice age? While they blame humanity for global warming, yet many of those same people also blame inanimate objects (guns) for violence and crime? How inconsistent and illogical is that?

Who or what are those same illogical fault finders going to blame if another ice age starts to return on the same grand scale as before it began receding?

Why are people blaming people for the continued and expanding thawing of continent covering ice that started thousands of years ago, before people had any control over fossil fuels, and before there were billions of people on this Earth?

Do those same complainers and blamers want to return to the life threatening Little Ice Age of the 17th through late 18th centuries, before the great flush of modern industrial influences that they all blame today? What irrational contortions must one entertain to arrive at the modern clamor naming people as the primary cause of ongoing global warming? Their historically inaccurate view of global weather patterns and human history warrants serious reprimand.

But, since they do blame people as the main driver of global warming, instead of recognizing the inanimate natural cycles of Earth, Sun, and volcanism as the major influences on global warming, why are those same people not blaming the human sin nature for crime and violence, instead of blaming inanimate guns that have no control over themselves?

It only stands to reason that if they refuse to find that natural causes predominantly drive global warming, then they must also find that inanimate things, in and of themselves, do not maim or kill people. If they are going to insist that global warming is primarily the fault of humanity, then they must also blame human sin for crime and violence. Yet, they fail to obey their own logic in either direction. Why?

God's Word says that people love their own sin so much that they worship themselves and their own sin, and that the god of sin has blinded them. People look for all sorts of things to blame because they don't want to deal with their sin the way that God commands us to repent of sin and accept the holy blood that His Christ shed to redeem us from our sin.

God has provided only one way of salvation, and that is only in and through His Christ, Jesus. "For there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Read John and Romans in the Bible, for yourself, that you should be fully convinced, for we shall all answer to God Almighty, either clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, or naked and ashamed in our sin. You s shall not be able to blame anyone for your choice for it is yours alone to make.

God bless you to repent and receive Jesus, before it's too late!

Monday, July 15, 2019

God Condemns All Murders that We Call Abortions

Exodus 1:15-21
15  And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16  And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17  But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18  And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19  And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20  Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21  And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

This is a righteous condemnation of US abortion laws, whereby tens of millions of our own babes have been and continue to be pre-meditatedly murdered. It should NOT be of any surprise to Bible believers that God allows other nations, cultures, and even false religions to migrate here to replace or displace us, so long as idolatrous US citizens continue to approve and assist the murder of our own nation’s children?

Repent and be saved, before it is too late to change where you are choosing to spend eternity.

Right here and now, YOUR eternal destiny depends on YOU making the decision to repent and trust God's only Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, who suffered, bled, died, and resurrected Himself to show you, and the rest of us, the way of eternal life, God's victory over sin and death. 

Take responsibility for your life and decisions, right now, and stop blaming God or His Word for your own sinful decisions. YOU are the only one who can decide if you are going to accept or reject God's only offer of salvation to all people for all time. YOU are in charge of whether you go to Hell or Heaven, by the decision you make about whether to believe on and live in God's Christ, Jesus. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Where Does It Hurt? How Do You Deal With Your Pain?

Do your joints or muscles hurt?
Do you have migraines?
Is your heart broken over some grievous loss?
Is your mind troubled by earthly woes and cares?
Are you feeling overloaded by everything that life seems to throw at you?
Is your spirit or soul troubled by the life you live or the world around you?
Have you lost your joy?
Are you chasing happiness and fun, yet feeling life is pointless?
Have you become frustrated and angry by not getting the things you want, when you want?
Does it seem that no matter what you do, of right or wrong, that others get away with things for which you get punished, or they gain what you lose?

Every ache, pain, suffering, loss, gain, joy, sorrow, shall all be dealt with by God, both now and eternally. The ONLY way for us to effectively cope with the trials of this one life that we are given is to accept and surrender to the ONE WAY that God has provided for dealing with all things in this life. God says, "Casting all your care on Him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7). Who is that HIM upon whom we are to cast all our care, all our suffering, all our pain, all our longing? And what about what must we do to deal with the exceedingly great weight of our sin in every one of our lives?

The ONLY way for any of us to be saved and to have a positive eternal outlook can and shall survive God's scrutiny is that we MUST accept, trust, and surrender to God's biblical way of salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember that the Bible did not invent God, but God gave us the Bible as THE one Owner's Manual for human existence. We are not our own, but we have been bought with the price of the blood of Christ Jesus. We deal with that by, either, choosing to reject Him and His salvation, OR we choose, in repentance and faith, to allow Him to have His way with our lives.

God's biblical way is the only open door that He offers to us; the ONLY one that God has EVER offered to humanity. IF we refuse to repent of our sin and step through that door that He offers to us, we shall have chosen to reject Him. Neglect, by default, is just another form of rejection. By neglecting and rejecting God's Christ, we snub the ONLY true friend we shall ever have for all eternity; the ONLY One who ever submitted to public torture, bloodshed, and death on our behalf.

By repenting of our sin, stepping out in faith, choosing and inviting Jesus Christ into our lives, we cross an eternal line that we shall never be required to cross again. By repentance and faith, we move our of the family of evil and sin (wherein we had attempted to deny or work toward God). By choosing Jesus Christ's salvation over all other earthly things and all other spiritual things, we shall have moved, by faith alone, into the family of God through our faith in the righteous blood, suffering, death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, who chose to take our place and our suffering on Himself, so that we could choose eternal life with Him instead of choosing eternal suffering.

Are you tired of a life of hopelessness and suffering? Let Jesus Christ bring His Life, Light, Peace, Joy, Patience, and purpose into this life that you find so distasteful.

Who is this Jesus? click here to find out
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What happens to those who continue to neglect and reject God's peace offering and salvation? only lost people willing to repent will want to know about this truth

IF you still think that you are too sinful to be saved, remember that Jesus did not come here to save good people, "for there is none righteous, no not one." He hates all of our sin, but He loves us and gave Himself in our place, taking our punishment on Him, so that we can choose to have eternal life in and through Him... IF we will simply repent of our sin and accept HIM as the ONLY One who gave Himself in our place to pay for all of our sin, for He ALONE has already done that. It can never be undone. We MUST choose His offer of His salvation in this one life that He gives to us, for that offer only lasts until our earthly body dies, as He says, " it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment...." Do not continue to choose to waste your life in sin or on sin. Choose Christ Jesus and His way, that you might will to live in and with Him forever. Amen.

I want to see you with Jesus, able to enjoy His blessed company forever.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Have You Ever Noticed...?

We've almost all heard someone say, that, the older they get the faster time goes.

Have you ever noticed that the faster our technologies accelerate, and the more robotically controlled our customer services become, that, our human waiting lines and on-hold phone delays feel like they are getting longer and longer, as we lose touch with the people around us?

Do you remember the electronic guru mantra, that, "Computers are going to save paper and trees!"?

Ever notice how easy it is for anyone to make almost any computer-printer "dynamic duo" spit out volumes or tons of paper? Just like in fairy tales, once upon a time, people counted paper sheets, carefully planning their art and literary and business endeavors. What happened to true conservation and true conservatism?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Some of the People Whom God Says Hate Him and His Word

With any honest personal examination of the Bible and of ourselves, we must admit that we have exercised ourselves in at least one, if not many of the following lists of sinful things about which God warns us. That means that we are already guilty before the ONLY righteous and holy God. Therefore, we MUST repent and return unto the LORD God through and in His Christ, Jesus, before it is too late for us, for there are no second chances after this body dies; lest we die in our sin, having chosen to live in sin and in eternal damnation. Our natural inclinations are to just follow our own hearts, to "do our own thing", as the hippies used to say. 

Jesus made it clear that THAT natural inclination is the path to hell and eternal suffering, NOT the way to God or eternal peace and joy. In John, Chapter 14, verses 5 through 7, when (doubting) "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 
6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Romans 1:17-32
17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;    
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

Revelation 22:14-15
14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 

Don't deceive and cheat yourself out of peace with God Almighty. Get saved. Be born again of God's Word and Spirit. Don't stay lost in the world and its corruption. The choice IS yours, and ONLY YOURS. God does NOT want you to suffer eternally, but if you choose to neglect or reject His ONLY salvation that He offers to you through the Lord Jesus Christ, then YOU shall have chosen to go to eternal death and suffering in the lake of fire that burns without ceasing, for there is no relief there. Jesus, God in the flesh, also warned us about that, in Luke 16:19-31.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Worship God and His Christ. Don't Worship This Dying World

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1 Peter 5:6-11
6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.    
10  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 1:16-21
16  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.    
19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 2:1-22
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.    
3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:    
10  But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11  Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13  And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15  Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16  But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17  These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Peter 3:1-10
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:    
3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.    
9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Revelation 20:1-15
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.    
11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:1-8 
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.    

The choice is YOURS. Choose eternal life and stop working your way toward eternal death. Be born again of God's Word and Spirit so you can escape the wrath that is coming upon this world to destroy it and all physical Creation. There are no second chances in the next phase of our human history. The choices we make here in this earthly life are the choices that determine our eternal placement. Either we shall have chosen, by faith, to join God and His Christ in Heaven, according to His Word, OR we shall have chosen, in disbelief of the simplicity of His salvation, to work our way into the eternal fires that follow the judgment of all our false works and self-interest. Even the most well-intentioned goody-two-shoes is going to hell if he/she fails to repent and receive the Christ of God, instead of trying to work her/his way into the favor of God. 

Repent while there is still time and opportunity!! By your actions and beliefs, accepting or rejecting God's gift of His Christ, YOU are the one who signs up for eternal peace or eternal suffering. You cannot blame God for your own choices.

Ephesians 2:4-10
4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Good works are NEVER a precursor to salvation, but repentance is. Good works follow salvation, even as God has said, repeatedly, throughout His Word. In Jesus own words, He said that He came to save sinners, not righteous people. So, unless people admit and repent of their sin, they remain dead in their sin and lost to the salvation of God, for they have chosen to remain in sin for having shunned repentance and faith.   

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Do NOT Worship the Beast. Do NOT Take His Mark.

For your eternal peace,
you MUST NOT worship the beast
or receive his mark in your body.

"9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
(Revelation 14:9-12)

You MUST stop choosing your works, your flesh, & damnation.
You MUST repent & turn to Jesus, God's Christ and Savior.
You MUST accept His blood, His death, & His bodily resurrection.
You MUST put ALL your faith in nothing other than Jesus Christ.
You MUST accept and believe that ONLY He can save you.
For your faith you SHALL inherit ALL the promises of God.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

R U Looking 4 Excitement? Read Revelation!!

The words 'fun' and 'entertainment', these days, are bandied about like so much dandelion fluff on a windy day. People are almost continually searching for new ways to titillate, stimulate, and terrorize themselves to get their hormonal juices moving. Little do most people realize that it is mostly sin and selfish interests that we chase so ardently. Pleasure, excitement, or adrenaline 'rushes' in the moment are worshipped as gods, drawing us away from the holy and godly things in life, putting us under the influence of that which blinds and  harms us and those around us. 

IF we are honest with ourselves we know this to be true and that we should repent of our selfish lustful ways. IF we are honest then we should have no problem picking up God's Bible and reading the horrors that human sin shall bring upon itself, as discussed in Revelation. God begins Revelation with comments and rebukes to those who have believed on Him and His Christ. From there He shows how terrible the world shall become for seven years of testing and torment for those who currently reject and neglect the only salvation that God offers to humanity, through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess at God's final judgment. People, today, in their ignorance of themselves and their willful sin, blame God for the terrible things that happen while they continue to try to hide their sin or blame others for its consequences. Make no mistake, anyone who goes to Hell or the lake of fire, or into the great tribulation period has paddled their own boat to get there, simply because they will have rejected the salvation offered only through Christ Jesus. From the Beginning, God has given each of us ample knowledge and evidence of Himself and His Christ, throughout life, and it has been up to us, personally, whether we choose to live with Him for eternity, in Christ, or we choose to live separated from Him and His Christ, in the eternal torments that accompany that godless, sinful choice and existence.

Please do NOT waste the precious blood of Jesus with which He paid for all your sin. Trust Him and call on Him right now to save your sinful soul and preserve you for all eternity. Get saved, another way of saying be born again of the Spirit of God, and then get baptized and join a Bible believing local church. Reach out to the rest of the God-hating lost world to see if you can help others return to God and His Christ instead of watching them all paddle themselves swiftly into the fires of eternal torment.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

If We Don't Confess God's One Christ, Jesus, God Says We Don't Know God

2 John 1:7-11
7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 
11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.  

Who is this Jesus Christ, about whom the Bible's Old and New Testaments both are so adamant, saying that we must be born again of His Spirit and Word?  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

John's Letter Calls Us To Peace With God & Christ

1 John 1:1-10
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3  That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.    
8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2:1-29
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.    
7  Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
8  Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
9  He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
10  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11  But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.    
12  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
13  I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24  Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26  These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.    
28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29  If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:1-24
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.    
4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.    
14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17  But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
19  And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.    
20  For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21  Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.    
23  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 4:1-21
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.    
4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.    
14  And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.    
17  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19  We love him, because he first loved us.
20  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

1 John 5:1-21
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?    
6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.    
10  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
16  If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17  All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.    
18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.