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Sabbath keepers warn Sunday worshippers

Convinced that the Government is getting ready to introduce law that will make Sunday the designated day of worship, two Sabbath keepers have set about preparing persons to mount fierce resistance to this perceived plan.

Sabbath Day JesusVincent Hoo and Wilhelm Lecky, leaders of the FTB Ministries, have mounted billboards in Portmore, St Catherine; Mandeville, Manchester; and Mountain View Avenue in Kingston, telling people that "Sunday worship will be the Mark of the Beast".

"The Government of the land is going to come with a law making Sunday the compulsory day of worship, and any time that happens, that will be the Mark of the Beast. We want to warn the people not to accept that law in this land, making Sunday the only day of worship. We want to warn God's people of what is coming," Hoo told THE STAR yesterday.

Several attempts to contact Ed Bartlett, the Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, to find out whether the Andrew Holness-led administration has plans to introduce such legislation proved futile yesterday. Additionally, no mention was made of any such laws when the governor general gave the Throne Speech at the start of the year. In any event, Jamaica's constitution guarantees every person the right to freedom of religion and worship.

The FTB ministers, however, appear to be taking no chances. Hoo, for instance, argues that the public will soon be forced to contend with the question about whether Saturday and Sunday should be designated the day of worship. He said that Jamaicans should pay attention to their Bible, which he said clearly points to Saturday being designated as the day of rest and worship.

"We fear nothing, we fear no one and we are ready to go on our knees and testify for God. It is no joke, this is serious. Anyone who accepts the Mark of the Beast, the plague that is within this book (the Bible) is going to pour out on them," he stressed.

Lecky, a preacher for the ministry, said it is necessary for the message to be shared as Jamaicans are ignorant to Bible knowledge. He said it is their duty to help others understand the issue at hand.

"This is a warning for persons to investigate the issue, which for many would be an unpopular idea," he said.

"You warn the people not when the crisis begins, but before it does. The Mark of the Beast will be mandated by an enacted Sunday law," he said.

The FTB Ministry is said to be based on Seventh-day Adventist teachings. The ministry, which was started in 2002 by Hoo, does not have a physical home, but is said to capture the attention of about 100 persons in Jamaica with their live-streamed services.

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Has the biblical 'great delusion' finally arrived?

By Stephen Downey

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"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." [2 Thessalonians 2:11]

Paul the Apostle taught, preached and wrote of things in the future. He explained how the Holy Spirit has been a restraining force in the world, restraining and holding back both the ultimate evils of human beings and that of the demonic forces of fallen angels.

Paul taught that the human being has a capacity for evil that dwarfs even the appalling acts of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Chairman Mao. For even as just these three combined destroyed hundreds of millions of precious souls, our hearts are even darker, and whose actions, if unrestrained, could have obliterated every human on the face of the earth.

Psychology, secularism and New Age thought (as well as today's majority of mainline Protestant churches) are convinced that people are basically good, and resort to deviant acts and criminal behavior because of negative experiences in their lives. Recent proposals to reduce police forces and intervention with psychologists and social workers is a natural progression of "all people are basically good" ideas.

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The Bible clearly and emphatically states the opposite. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah clearly wrote, in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Jesus, while speaking of the end times (Matthew 24:22), said, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."

Today we have COVID-19, lockdowns, censorship and "the vaccines." Has "the Delusion" Paul wrote of finally arrived?

In one corner we have many fine and sincere people speaking up about fulfilling our biblical "Love thy neighbor" command who implore us to dutifully wear our face masks, receive our vaccine doses and remain sequestered, alienated and isolated from everyone. They insist this is our Christian obligation.

In an opposite corner are those who proclaim the end is near, the Gates-Fauci genocide is upon us and that vaccinations are a prelude to the Mark of the Beast. All hope is lost. And it is our Christian responsibility to resist at all costs.

image from 3.bp.blogspot.comNo doubt there are MANY great delusions that have been thrust upon us these past two years:

Many are deluded to believe there was no fraud in the 2020 election and genuinely believe election audits are an attempt to destroy democracy.

Many are deluded to believe nature has confused their biology and that they can change from one gender to another by simply saying so.

Many are deluded to believe that the United States will, by any means necessary, be dragged from a constitutional republic and turned into a social-democratic nation where all men, women and nonbinaries (whatever that is) have equal pay, equal wages, equal housing and equal bank balances.

And many, apparently, have been deluded into believing that the Zuckerberg-Gates-Bezos-et al. Cabal Network, in tandem with the U.S. media giants, are more capable of establishing, monitoring and supervising the new American government (and its citizens) than those legitimately elected by the American people.

Has the biblical "Great Delusion" finally arrived?

Have you bought into this Delusion?


Stephen P. Downey is a retired Baptist pastor-teacher, American by birth, veteran, conservative and a supporter of Donald Trump.

 


Charlemagne, Holy Roman emperor: Europe's Amazing Rise Foretold in Bible Prophecy

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Bible prophecy clearly shows that Jesus Christ will return to establish the Kingdom of God, a literal world-ruling kingdom, on earth. This hope is so fundamental that Jesus instructed Christians to regularly pray, “Your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2). Prophecies throughout the Bible give many details about Christ’s return and conditions in the world leading up to that event.

The rise of this final world superpower is foretold primarily in the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation. We’ll begin with what God revealed to the prophet Daniel in Old Testament times.

After years of decline, the Roman Empire indeed received a “deadly wound” in A.D. 476 when Rome’s Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by Germanic tribes led by Odoacer. But that was not the end of the Roman Empire. As we will see, that “wound” was indeed healed and the empire would rise again—and again and again through history.

 

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Holy Bible blasted as 'bigoted document': Equality Act 'explicitly targets' Scripture

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By Bob Unruh

image from lifewayresearch.comThe Democrats' Equality Act "explicitly targets" the Bible with provisions that erase any allowance for differences between men and women, warns Yaakov Menken, the managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values.

He explained in an article for The Federalist that just before COVID-19 limits were imposed, some 100,000 observant American Jews filled MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and other locations across the country.

The gatherings honored religious education, called "The Siyum," meaning "the completion." They recognized the thousands of men – and women  – who finished a seven-and-a-half year program of Torah study. The program has been held regularly since 1931.

So what's the issue?

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The Equality Act would ban Jews from gathering to celebrate such religious education "or any other occasion, in accordance with their beliefs."

"The reason is simple: not only prayer services, but family lifecycle events of all kinds – from circumcisions to bar mitzvahs to weddings to funerals – are commonly divided by biological sex in traditional Orthodox Judaism. This is true whether or not ceremonies are held in synagogues," Menken explained.

But the bill classifies virtually all venues, from restaurants to catering halls and funeral homes as "public accommodations," subjecting them to a mandatory ban on division by sex.

"This directly forbids traditional Jewish practice in any such location," he said.

"Lest you imagine that such a Jewish event would be protected by its religious nature, the act goes out of its way — for the first time in history — to prohibit recourse to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). That law was specifically to shield religious practice from 'laws ‘neutral’ toward religion [which] may burden religious exercise as surely as laws intended to interfere with religious exercise,'" Menken said.

"Stripping this protection from religious practice cannot be described as incidental. The Equality Act claims the notion that marriage is between a man and a woman is merely a 'sex stereotype,' and that opposition to same-sex marriage is inherently discriminatory. Any 'discrimination' on the basis of 'gender identity' is likewise prohibited, even in the private sector," said Menken.

"Thus, the Equality Act explicitly targets the Bible, calling it a bigoted document filled with discriminatory stereotypes. These include the idea that male and female sexes are biological, not psychological (Genesis 1:27), created with procreation in mind (1:28), and that marriage is the unique, holy contract between man and woman forming the environment in which that procreation is intended to take place (2:24). And one cannot forget that which the Bible proscribes as an 'abomination' in Leviticus 18:22.

 

"If bigots were bent on eliminating Orthodox Judaism from American soil, it is difficult to imagine a more ruthlessly efficient tool than the Equality Act," he wrote.

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BONDS OF FREEDOM FROM SHAVUOT TO PENTECOST

by Brother Gregory Williams
May 29, 2011
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Forward by Bob Barney: This is an excellent article concerning God's Holy Days and the role they play in Christian life today. I was even surprised to see that Mr. Williams even understands when Firstfruits takes place (after Passover Week) and not on the 3rd day of Passover as many assume in error.  Today is Pentecost!

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The Feasts of Israel were in-gatherings and played an essential roll in maintaining a free nation. Without these festivals there was no practical way to bring a nation together and to create bonds in society that were essential for a free state.

There was no civilly enforceable contract to compel performance in a pure republic because the status or state of the people was independent according to the nature of a republican form of government.[1]

Since religion[2] was how you cared for others within your community and society these gatherings were essential for the maintenance of a governmental system based on liberty. Each elder of each family was required, by common sense, to participate.

Making this system work was dependent on everyone working and doing their part. There was no central leader forcing everyone to pay their share. What you contributed and how you participated set the path for success or failure and acceptance or rejection by your nation was founded in either the brotherhood of caring or the covetousness of controlling hearts.

 

 

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Pentecost and the Torah ( Law )

1Tomorrow, May 29 is Pentecost or The Feast of Firstfruits. Feast of Weeks. There are many beautiful applications to this Feast. It symbolizes God’s first harvest of those called in this age, as a ‘kind of firstfruits.’ Christ is called the first of the firstfruits.

It represents a seven-week harvest period, the early harvest, and so is sometimes also referred to as the Feast of Weeks.

But the Holy Day we call Pentecost also has a deep significance to the law of God, both in the Old Testament and in the New.

 

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Are We Living in the Last Days?

by Bob Barney

 

 

Are We in the Last Days (Prelim 1985)01 One of the most important topics that anyone should understand about world events, the Bible and their future is the answer to this question: ARE WE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS.. Unfortunately the average Jane or Joe is bombarded with views of this event from either Hollywood or even worse modern Christian evangelism looking to line their pockets much more than trying to explain the word of GOD!  Today more than ever, people are talking about end times, and whether or not we are living during the very last days before Christ returns.  Don't be deceived, Christ predicted the signs to look for, and they are NOT yet here.
           
            Everyone has heard “the Gospel.” Many love Gospel music, Gospel names and even “sharing the Gospel”, but most of us don’t know what the word GOSPEL actually means!  Gospel is an old English word that just means “good news.” The Gospel is the Good News of God’s plan for mankind and YOU! Jesus was a newscaster! So too was John the Baptist, Peter, Paul and John the Apostle. Daniel, Jeremiah and even Moses were newscaster! Unlike Dan Rather, they got their news from God Almighty! One third of the Bible is prophecy, or FUTURE NEWS of what is going to happen in the world and when GOD returns to this world to establish a GOVERNMENT on Earth! Yes, Heaven is coming to you, you are not going to Heaven! Remember these words, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  ON EARTH! God’s Kingdom is coming to Earth after the reign of man is over with. The exact order of this is given by Christ himself in Mathew 24.
 
            Jesus is plain about the end times. One, nobody knows the exact hour or time of the return of Christ. No man, no Angel and especiallynot a single Demon. So the next time you hear your favorite preacher tell you the rapture may come tonight realize that he is either: A) A fraud or B) Just ignorant! The truth is that since the time of Paul, we have been living in “the last days!” (Heb 1:2).  Even the Apostles of God did not know when Jesus would return, why should a TV preacher know?

 

 

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Ware on Christians- In America! Incredible video: Christian pastor dragged to jail for 'inciting' people to go to church

This is Canada, but anyone who thinks our police, or our army will not follow lawless orders -then read this article!  We have become enslaved!


Corrie ten Boom Warns Against Pre-Tribulation Rapture False Doctrine.

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Her words NOT MINE! One of the greatest God Loving Christians in our lifetime...Anyone who thinks Christianity is boring has not yet been introduced to Corrie ten Boom!

“The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers.

Christians are ambassadors for Christ. They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world. And because of our presence here, things will change.

My sister, Betsy, and I were in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck because we committed the crime of loving Jews. Seven hundred of us from Holland, France, Russia, Poland and Belgium were herded into a room built for two hundred. As far as I knew, Betsy and I were the only two representatives of Heaven in that room.

We may have been the Lord’s only representatives in that place of hatred, yet because of our presence there, things changed. Jesus said, “In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We too, are to be overcomers – bringing the light of Jesus into a world filled with darkness and hate.

Sometimes I get frightened as I read the Bible, and as I look in this world and see all of the tribulation and persecution promised by the Bible coming true. Now I can tell you, though, if you too are afraid, that I have just read the last pages. I can now come to shouting “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” for I have found where it is written that Jesus said,

“He that overcometh shall inherit all things
and I will be His God,
and he shall be My son.”
This is the future and hope of this world. Not that the world will survive – but that we shall be overcomers in the midst of a dying world.

Betsy and I, in the concentration camp, prayed that God would heal Betsy who was so weak and sick.

“Yes, the Lord will heal me,”, Betsy said with confidence.

She died the next day and I could not understand it. They laid her thin body on the concrete floor along with all the other corpses of the women who died that day.

It was hard for me to understand, to believe that God had a purpose for all that. Yet because of Betsy’s death, today I am traveling all over the world telling people about Jesus.

There are some among us teaching there will be no tribulation that the Christians will be able to escape all this.  These are the false teachers that Jesus was warning us to expect in the latter days.  Mos of them have little knowledge of what is already going on across the world. I have been in countries where the saints are already suffering terrible persecution.

In China, the Christians were told, ” Don’t worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated- raptured.”  Then came a terrible persecution.  Millions of Christians were tortued to death.  Later, I heard a Bishop from China say, sadly,

“We have failed..
We should have made the people strong for persecution,
rather than telling them Jesus would come first.
Tell the people to be strong in times of persecution,
how to stand when the tribulation comes,
to stand and not faint.”

I feel I have a divine mandate to go and tell the people of this world that it is possible to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ.  We are in training for the tribulation, but more than sixty percent of the Body of Christ across the world has already entered into the tribulation.  There is no way to escape it.  We are next.

Since I have already gone through prison for Jesus’ sake, and since I met the Bishop in China, now every time I read a good Bible text I think, “Hey, I can use that in the time of tribulation.” Then I write it down and learn it by heart.

When I was in the concentration camp, a camp where only twenty percent of the women came out alive, we tried to cheer each other up by saying, “Nothing could be any worse than today.” But we would find the next day was even worse. During this time a Bible verse that I had committed to memory gave me great hope and joy.

“If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye;
for the spirit of the glory and of God resteth upon you;
on their part evil is spoken of,
but on your part He is glorified.”
I Peter 4:14

I found myself saying, “Hallelujah!
Because I am suffering, Jesus is glorified!”

In America, the churches sing, “Let the congregation escape tribulation”, but in China and Africa the tribulation has already arrived. This last year alone more than two hundred thousand Christians were martyred in Africa. Now things like that never get into the newspapers because they cause bad political relations. But I know. I have been there. We need to think about that when we sit down in our nice houses with our nice clothes to eat our steak dinners. Many, many members of the Body of Christ are being tortured to death at this very moment, yet we continue right on as though we are all going to escape the tribulation.

Several years ago I was in Africa in a nation where a new government had come into power. The first night I was there some of the Christians were commanded to come to the police station to register. When they arrived they were arrested and that same night they were executed. The next day the same thing happened with other Christians. The third day it was the same. All the Christians in the district were being systematically murdered.

The fourth day I was to speak in a little church. The people came, but they were filled with fear and tension. All during the service they were looking at each other, their eyes asking, “Will this one I am sitting beside be the next one killed? Will I be the next one?”

The room was hot and stuffy with insects that came through the screenless windows and swirled around the naked bulbs over the bare wooden benches. I told them a story out of my childhood.

“When I was a little girl, I said, I went to my father and said,
“Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a martyr for Jesus Christ.”
“Tell me,” said Father,
“When you take a train trip to Amsterdam, when do I give you the money for the ticket?”
“Three weeks before?”
“No Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get on the train.”
“That’s is right,” my father said,”and so it is with God’s strength.”
“Our Father in heaven knows when you need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ.”
“He will supply all you need just in time.”
My African friends were nodding and smiling.
Suddenly a spirit of joy descended upon that church and the people began singing,
” In the sweet, by and by,
we shall meet on that beautiful shore.”

Later that week, half the congregation of that church was executed.

I heard later that the other half was killed some months ago.

But I must tell you something. I was so happy that the Lord used me to encourage these people, for unlike many of their leaders, I had the word of God. I had been to the Bible and discovered that Jesus said He had not only overcome the world, but to all those who remained faithful to the end, He would give a crown of life.

How can we get ready for the persecution?

First we need to feed on the Word of God, digest it, make it a part of our being. This will mean disciplined Bible study each day as we not only memorize long passages of scripture, but put the principles to work in our lives.
Next we need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.Not just the Jesus of yesterday, the Jesus of History,
but the life-changing Jesus of today who is still alive
and sitting at the right hand of God.

We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is no optional command of the Bible, it is absolutely necessary. Those earthly disciples could never have stood up under the persecution of the Jews and Romans had they not waited for Pentecost. Each of us needs our own personal Pentecost, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We will never be able to stand in the tribulation without it.
In the coming persecution we must be ready to help each other and encourage each other.

But we must not wait until the tribulation comes before starting.
The fruit of the Spirit should be the dominant force of every Christian’s life.
Many are fearful of the coming tribulation, they want to run. I, too, am a little bit afraid when I think that after all my eighty years, including the horrible Nazi concentration camp, that I might have to go through the tribulation also.
But then I read the Bible and I am glad.

When I am weak, then I shall be strong, the Bible says. Betsy and I were prisoners for the Lord, we were so weak, but we got power because the Holy Spirit was on us. That mighty inner strengthening of the Holy Spirit helped us through. No, you will not be strong in yourself when the tribulation comes. Rather, you will be strong in the power of Him who will not forsake you. For seventy-six years I have known the Lord Jesus and not once has He ever left me, or let me down.

“Though He shall slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15
for I know that to all who overcome,
He shall give the crown of life.
Hallelujah!”

– Corrie Ten Boom – 1974

 

Read her story "The Hiding Place" HERE


The Plain Truth about The Rapture

False Doctrine --- The Rapture

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Let me give you Bible PROOF right from the start why the rapture teaching HAS to be a false teaching. We are going to use a lesson from Jesus Christ Himself to show you why the rapture theory has to be a false one.

In Matthew 13, Jesus tells the disciples a couple of parables. One of them being the wheat and the tares. Now have a real good think about the following verses:

Matthew 13:24-30 ...'Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.'

When we come across such clear Bible verses as these, we should not need to debate the issue, because God has left no doubt what the truth is. These verses alone show the rapture theory to be false. Notice that Jesus says to leave the wheat (children of God) and the tares (the wicked) TOGETHER UNTIL THE HARVEST. But the harvest IS the "rapture" you may say? Well, if the rapture is the harvest, then this world must continue after the harvest right? Because that is what the rapture theory teaches, that the world continues for at least another 7 years AFTER the church has been taken. Look at the following scripture:

Matthew 13:38-40 ...'The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE WORLD; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.'

So we have a number of very clear points here. The church (wheat) and the wicked (tares) are not separated until the harvest. The harvest happens at the end of the world when Jesus comes at the second coming with His angels. The angels gather the wicked FIRST.

Those who believe the rapture teaching are waiting for Jesus to take them away from this world FIRST, before the end. And yet the above scripture clearly shows that the church will continue to stay on this earth until the end. And the lost will be gathered first, not the church. Proof that the rapture teaching is false and that there is no separation until the end of the world.

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The Dead Are Dead Until the Resurrection

The article uses "Rapture," But keep in mind, the Bible Plainly says when we die we are dead until Christ Return's at the last trumpet (1 Corinthian 15)

image from www.truthortradition.comWhen a person dies, he is dead, that is, totally without life. A Christian has body, soul, and holy spirit, so we will look at what happens to each of these components if he dies. The body cannot live without the animating life force of the soul, so when the soul is gone, the body is dead. We have all seen lifeless bodies—the body is there but the soul, the life force, is gone.

Just as the body is not alive without the soul, so the soul cannot live on its own without a body. The soul is not a ghost that lives on after the body dies. Rather, it is the animating force that makes the body alive. God created the soul, the life force, for both animals and man, and it is passed down from one generation to the next. There was no “soul ghost” that God put into us when the sperm of our father and egg of our mother came together.

Every living part of a human or animal has “soul,” that is, life. Every cell of our body has soul in it, which is what makes it alive. A dead cell is a cell without soul—the soul is gone. As with every cell, the egg from my mother and the sperm from my father that became “me” each had their own cell-body and soul, and that soul was passed down to “me” when the sperm fertilized the egg. If the egg were “dead,” the lifeless egg-body would be there, but it could not be fertilized, and if the sperm were dead, it could not fertilize the egg.

When a human cell dies, the life in that cell does not go to be with God, it is just gone. Similarly, the soul that makes the egg and sperm alive does not live on in the presence of God if the sperm or egg dies. Men have millions of living sperm, sperm with soul, that die, and women have hundreds of thousands of living eggs, eggs with soul, which are never fertilized, and die. The soul in all those sperms and eggs does not “go” anywhere if the sperm or egg dies, and certainly not to be with God, rejoicing in His presence. As with the life in any cell, it just dies and is gone. On the other hand, if the sperm fertilizes an egg, then the life in them is passed on and becomes the life of the new baby.

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Today is the Last Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread - What it means for Christians

article by Vince Szymkowiak

Central to our understanding of the biblical Feast of Unleavened Bread is the realization that the resurrected Jesus Christ lives His life in every individual Christian.   Today ends Passover and Unleavened Bread- Tomorrow is FirstFruits!

What Does the Feast of Unleavened Bread Mean for Christians?
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Growing numbers of Christians around the world are discovering and celebrating the biblical festivals outlined in Leviticus 23. By looking at the symbolism associated with these days, they are coming to view them in light of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

After all, Jesus Christ Himself commenced the acting out of the plan of salvation by becoming our sacrificial Passover lamb. As the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, "For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us" (compare Isaiah 53:7-9 ; 1 Peter 1:18-19 ). Furthermore, Jesus started His Church on another of these festivals, the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2). He must have considered them important.

During the spring of the year (April 3-9th in the northern hemisphere), immediately after Passover and before the Feast of Pentecost, falls another biblical feast—the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6-8 ; Exodus 12:17-18 ). Here we'll take a brief look at the greatest event to have ever taken place during this feast—and what it means for Christians today.

The greatest among several great events>>>>>>>

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Judeo-Christian morality and the health of our society

Growing up, I rarely – if ever – heard anyone in authority discuss the relationship between Judeo-Christian concepts of morality and health. Instead, morals were cast as somewhat arbitrary rules that had to be followed to avoid being cast into hell.

1 I can't speak to what may happen in the afterlife. But in my almost six decades on the planet, I have observed that there is a powerful correlation between the foundational principles of morality in Judeo-Christianity and health in this life: physical and spiritual health, emotional and psychological health, and societal health.

The Ten Commandments are an excellent starting point. The simple admonitions contained therein serve as the foundation for a healthy, well-functioning society, set in order of importance. They begin with the relationship between God and man, then allocate time between earthly work and worship, then move to the importance of the nuclear family. From there, they move outward to the relationship human beings have with one another.

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The once and future Sodom- Day 4 of The Feast of Unleavened Bread

image from external-content.duckduckgo.comThere is nothing new under the sun, said King Solomon, who knew from whence he spoke, having departed so far from righteousness in his later years that he instituted Canaanite demon worship on the Mount of Olives (1 Kings 11) that lasted 300 years, until righteous King Josiah ended the practice by, in part, "breaking down the houses of the Sodomites that were by the Temple, where the women wove hangings for Asherah" (2 Kings 23). The Asherah, or Asherim, were huge phallic poles, often carved from oak trees, that adorned the "high places" where Baal and Ashtereth were worshiped through male and female cult prostitution and the sacrifice of children (who were roasted alive).

Solomon lost his regency – for himself and all his posterity – for that idolatry, and David's United Kingdom was split in two, because there are some things that Our God – so longsuffering in so many ways – will not tolerate. Chief on the list is Canaanite demon worship, which has always been characterized by extreme sexual deviance and child murder. Abortion. LGBT perversions. There is nothing new under the sun.

Our great grandparents, no matter where they might have migrated from across the world, shared the universal condemnation of "the love that dares not speak its name." Even as late as the 1950s, homosexuality was so utterly reviled as a form of sexual deviance that it could not be mentioned "in polite company"; thus the absolute primacy of the marriage-based natural family was secure as the foundation and framework of mainstream society.

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The 3rd Day of Unleavened Bread, and the Risen Christ!

The death of a 20th century rabbi and the Resurrection of Jesus

Michael Brown examines 2 events to help dispel the claims of skeptics

 


7 Reasons Christians Should Celebrate Unleavened Bread Today

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Last Night Was Passover - TODAY STARTS the FEAST of Unleavened Bread!

In 1 Corinthians 5:8, Paul says these often-overlooked words, “Let us celebrate The Feast.” What Feast is Paul referring to? Based on the context, Paul’s referent is the week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread; however, the kind of “purging of leaven” Paul is addressing here in 1 Cor 5 goes beyond that of the removal of the physical leaven of bread alone. Does the fact that Paul is addressing the deeper significance and meaning behind this special Appointed Time now “mean” an invalidation of the literal removal of leaven and the memorial (and testimonial) observances commanded in Scripture to teach our children the Gospel of God in the Passover? Or, is a believer’s observance of Unleavened Bread today part of a Greater Exodus story; a story God designed and commanded to be a memorial and testimonial act designed to specifically teach sound biblical doctrines and mature the believing community according to “the Greater Exodus” story inherent in the Gospel of God in Christ?   MORE


Was Jesus Christ crucified on a Friday?

Did He really die on Good Friday and come back to life on Easter Sunday? Jesus Christ said He would be in the grave for three days and three nights. How can you count that from Good Friday afternoon to Easter Sunday morning?

image from www.ucg.orgIn Matthew 12:38, some of the scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus for a sign to prove He was the Messiah. But Jesus told them that the only sign He would give was that of the prophet Jonah: “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40).

But how can we fit “three days and three nights” between a Friday-afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday-morning resurrection? This traditional view allows for Jesus to have been entombed for only a day and a half.

Learn more about  The Chronology of Jesus Christ’s Death, Burial and Resurrection  . 

Some believe that Christ’s “three days and three nights” statement does not require a literal span of 72 hours, reasoning that a part of a day can be reckoned as a whole day. Thus, since Jesus died in the afternoon, they think the remainder of Friday constituted the first day, Saturday the second and part of Sunday the third. However, only two nights—Friday night and Saturday night—are accounted for in this explanation. Something is obviously wrong with the traditional view regarding when Christ was in the tomb.

Jonah 1:17, to which Christ referred, states specifically that “Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” We have no basis for thinking that Jesus meant only two nights and one day, plus parts of two days. If Jesus were in the tomb only from late Friday afternoon to early Sunday morning, then the sign He gave that He was the prophesied Messiah was not fulfilled.

Let’s carefully examine the details from the Gospels. When we do, we uncover the real story of how Jesus’ words were fulfilled precisely.

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New theory on date of Last Supper

First published Passover 2019

Forward by BOB BARNEY:  They have the wrong year, but do have the right theory! Finally, a bunch of people INCLUDING THE POPE now agrees with me!!!

image from www.new2torah.comSir Colin's book, The Mystery of the Last Supper, out this week, uses astronomy to re-create calendars, plus detail drawn from texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls to propose a timeline for Jesus's final days.

''The claim I make is that we're misinterpreting some parts of the Gospels because we don't understand sufficiently life in the first century AD,'' he said.

Sir Colin argues that Jesus celebrated Passover early using the pre-exilic calendar, dating from before the Jewish exile to Babylon, but still used by some marginal groups in society at the time. It would have been understood by early Christians as operating alongside the official Jewish calendar, he said.

Pope Benedict XVI spoke of a similar theory in 2007, when he said Jesus probably celebrated the meal with his disciples according to the Qumran calendar, at least a day before mainstream observances.

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Passover, America, Coronavirus and GOD. America Rejects God Powers Completely

For the First Time in the Nations History- Americans are barred from going to Church

Forced to wear Masks -vaccine may be mandatory..

Bill of Rights are completely abolished and trashed. No right to assembly, or religion

As God promised us- we would be enslaved if we refused to follow His Laws!

By Bob Barney

ConsitutionA patient is in critical condition, near death. A family waits in fear. Will their loved one live or die?  The doctor comes out to speak to them. "I'm afraid," the doctor tells them solemnly, "we've done all we can do... It's up to God now."  

The family shrieks in fear, "Oh NO! Doctor," the cry in unison, "isn't there something else you can do."

Let's face it, in this modern world of ours most of us simply don't believe in a God of healing, but we do put our faith and trust in modern medicene. Doctors have replaced our priests and medicine has replaced God's power. Americans only believe in a God of convenience.  A Linus' blanket type of God, that is somewhat like a fairytale, but when push comes to God, we take men's expertise over God's power.

I trust nobody in either medicine or government over God.  What we are told by these High Priest of the false God of medicine changes from year to year. Doctors in the 1950's told people to smoke menthol cigarettes if they had a sore throat or a chest cold.  Today we know better.  The fact is what these "experts" really are in many instances, bought and paid advertisers for big Pharma. Also,I trust nobody in government - including President Trump. Trust no man completely.  The apostle Paul said "Follow me, as I follow Christ."  Paul didn't want any of us to follow men over God.

Today we are seeing what OUR GENERATION used to warn people about. A deep state government takeover- you know the same deep state that took us to Viet Nam, Impeached Trump, tested Syphilis on black Americans, released germs in San Francisco to see what would happen, and introduced a virus in The New York City subway system to track movements of people and the disease. YES this all happened, but some of us now want BIG GOVT to save us. I trust God- and not man and especially ANY MAN that wants to take away my god given rights.

Today's so-called plague is a great example.  For years we have heard the rant and ravings of conservative speakers and cohorts yell at us "it's time we put God back in our schools and government."  Yet when a crisis comes, these same so-called God loving Christians tell us to stay away from Church. Irony maybe?  We as a people have never allowed our faith and right to worship God to be abolished at anytime.  We were a people at one time that trusted God could save us from anything.  Not anymore. The religious leaders and the so-called conservatives have aligned themselves with the fake media and the deep state to push for the trashing of American democracy.

The same people who worried about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama taking away our freedoms, our right to bare arms, freedom of assembly and pushing us into a global world order, are now proposing the very same thing!  All of a sudden, these people are willing to give up the right to assemble, the right to practice our faith in the church of our choice, and the right of free movement.  They have run out of toilet paper I guess, and decided to use the Bill of Rights as their temporary stash!  The United Kingdom President Boris Johnson is now claiming that the only hope for the world is a world government! I thought he won because he was against the EU and world governments.   In an article, the Washington Post headline:The coronavirus will end conservative dogma about big government forever.  There are no libertarians in foxholes, it turns out. And Republicans won’t be able to unwind their endorsements of deficit spending.

The headline says it all. In a matter of a few months, Americans have adopted every principle of the globalist agenda, and we are not going back.  Individualism is gone forever, and the elite now know that they can take control anytime they wish, in the blinking of an eye. GOD IS DEAD, or so they think.

I have been warning for years that America is destined to be enslaved at the hands of a dictator from Europe who will control a large new world order. That's the Beast of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.  Although I understood this prophecy, I frankly could not comprehend how it would happen.  I admit, to my human mind, it seemed impossible that Americans would change their belief-structure overnight.  But they have.  Fear, panic and the loss of faith has made this transformation happen very quickly.

We are acting as our ancestors did in the time of Moses, when after being freed from slavery, the people wanted safety over hardship. Enslavement over freedom.  Man's rule over God's rule. Egypt over Moses.  It's a time found in the books of Exodus, and Deuteronomy.  The time of the first Passover for the nation of Israel.

What is the Passover?

Burning_bushIt's a shame that modern Christians follow pagan holidays instead of the Holy Days God commands us to follow.  It is this reason alone, that we simply do not understand the power of God, and have the lack of faith that we obviously have today!  When the nation of Israel (the identity of Israel will surprise most) were slaves in Egypt, God told an unbelieving Moses that He would use Moses to free the people, from the most powerful nation in the world at the time.  It's a great story.  Moses tried everything he could to 'get out' of doing his job. Moses simply, like most of us today, had no faith in God's power.

"Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"

And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.

 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Most today do not know that the God speaking here is Jesus. "I am" is Jesus' personal name.  To prove that by the way, go to John 8; when the Jews were demanding just who he claimed to be, He answered: "Very truly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM!”  The Jews knew exactly who Jesus was claiming to be, so "At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds."   They wanted him dead for His claiming to be the God of Moses, Abraham and Jacob.

The Passover was a time not unlike today.  Great plagues caused by God were destroying the Egyptians.  They were on a crisis lockdown, not unlike what we are facing today.  Moses reluctantly went back to Egypt to face who he thought was the most powerful ruler on earth (Moses didn't yet trust God at all).  The pharaoh told Moses, "I know not your God."  The Israelites suffered even more and started to doubt Moses. Moses doubted God.. “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?  Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”

Yes Moses didn't believe, as many do not today.  This very fact seems to dismay God, who says over and over in the Bible, "Is there anything too hard for the LORD to do?" God just can't understand our disbelief. After all God knows His own power!  We don't.  

The important lesson to learn here is that in the midst of all these plagues, only the the Egyptians suffered, not the Israelites. God's awesome power protected the Israelites from every sickness, plague and disease! They were to come together and congregate as a CHURCH trusting in God!  I guess Moses was lucky that the Pharaoh didn't order the people not to mass together in churches as governors and our president are doing today.

God ordered His people to trust Him and to come together in prayer, as a church, a congregation under HIS power.  God is the God who heals us.  God says "It is better to take refuge in the LORD (Jesus) than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in you leaders."

If you listen carefully to Me, the LORD your God and do what is right in My eyes, if you pay attention to My commands and keep all My decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.

What we are seeing today is a nation spiting in the face of God and choosing the power of modern medicine and doctors over the power of God, just like we do when the doctors says "it's in God's hands now" and we become despondent over the news being given to us by the doctor.

I'm not saying that it's not prudent to protect oneself from disease by practicing God's plan to stay healthy. Chapter on chapter in the Bible is solely concerning how we should practice sound health policies. What foods we should and should not eat. Washing and taking baths, washing hands, and yes separating the sick from the masses!  God tells us to isolate sick people, not healthy ones -- but in everything trust in Him to heal us.

Yes if you choose to believe that your church is not able to protect you, then you also have concluded that your church is not under God's power. My advice is either you or your church needs to find the real God.  If your pastor refuses to close his church, then you probably found a true representative of God, whether he follows Sundays to worship, or God's day, the Sabbath.  

It's time to learn the Plain Truth about God, Passover, and Healing.

God's Passover starts on this tonight, at the end of the day when night falls, and continues on the next day (Friday this year) where God's people are to assemble together, thank God for our blessings, and yes our health.

 

Here are some quotes from GOD  I hope they can bring you strength and hope and conquer your fears:

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

James 1:6-8 . But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Psalm 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

James 5:14. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

2 Kings 20:5 Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.’

2 Corinthians 7:14. Then if my people who are called by my name (Israel- or America and the British commonwealth) will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

Finally Remember:  I am the Lord, who heals you.

Friends, believe in the power of God, and stand firmly with God and do not allow fear to control you, or your leaders to use fear to enslave you!  Remember, a better life is coming, where there is no sickness, no disease and no death. Strive for that eternal life, and not this temporal one.

 

God Bless

 

First published in 2020 updated for today