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Friday, August 1, 2014

The Seed

What does the Bible say about the seed of Satan? We follow the 'scarlet thread' through the Bible, and see the prophecies of the seed of the woman - Christ, but how many of us have followed the 'black thread' also interwoven through the Scriptures, which teaches us about anti-Christ?

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. -Genesis 3:15

Think about it. The seed of the woman was not symbolic - it was literal. Jesus really was born of a virgin - it really happened. Satan's seed is also mentioned in the above Scripture. How many preachers preach about the evil seed? Since the seed of the woman was literal, so must be the seed of Satan.

There are two types of seed - the seed of God, and the seed of Satan mentioned above. There is one physical seed of God, via the Holy Spirit and the virgin birth, and that is Jesus Christ, who is also God. I too am seed of God, but I am not physical seed, I am adopted into the family. All born again Christians are:

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. -Galatians 4:5

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. -Romans 8:15

There will be a literal seed of Satan. He may even exist now; I don't know. Just as the physical seed of God was God the Son being born via a virgin birth, the seed of Satan could be something like a "Rosemary's Baby." This woman won't necessarily have to have sex with the devil, however. It could be genetic material extracted from her, and then the Nephilim embryo implanted into her womb. Who knows? This could result in a virgin giving birth to anti-Christ, perhaps.

Notice also in Genesis 3:15 it says something that occurs between the seed of the woman and the seed of Satan. The order given was 1) the seed of the woman "shall bruise thy head," and 2) Satan's seed "shalt bruise his heel."

The seed of Satan gets his head bruised in the middle of the tribulation, when he will receive some type of fatal head wound. Jesus' heel was bruised during the crucifixion, and His heel will be bruised in Armageddon, but He will win the battle, and Satan's head will be bruised as he is cast into the pit, and a thousand years later, into the lake of fire.

God is three persons - a Triune God - one God. Satan is a created being. He is one person, but will have his own unholy trinity of the Dragon, the False Prophet, and the Beast. These three cannot be one - they will be three separate personages, however with the use of possession, can get close. It seems that Antichrist (the beast) will receive a fatal head wound around the middle of the tribulation. We see Scriptures that seem to indicate that around that point, the son of perdition becomes the devil. Perhaps Satan then possesses his Nephilim son, becoming his own son, in a sense. In fact, this reminds me of Nimrod (who became a mighty one), of which it was claimed that his son was the reincarnation of him. That all has to do with the Mystery Babylonian cult, so if antichrist and the devil do the same thing, it would not surprise me. We will look at some of the Scriptures about this in a little bit, so just stay with me.

To get back on track: We have the literal seed of God - Jesus Christ, and then we have adopted seeds of God - born again Christians. There will also be a literal seed of Satan, but there are also spiritual seeds of Satan. Since this world has fallen, Satan has been the god and prince of it. Therefore, anyone who does not pledge allegiance to God the Father is automatically a son of Satan. I can prove this...

The unsaved are spiritual seed of the devil:

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. -John 8:42-47

Satan, the current god of this fallen world, tries to blind people, so that they won't get saved, and become adopted children of God:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. -2 Corinthians 4:4

Satan is the prince of this fallen world:

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. -John 14:30

The devil is also the prince of the power of the air, and the source of non-human UFO activity:

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience -Ephesians 2:2

Friends, this is why Christians are not part of this world. This world is currently under the Kingdom of Satan. When people turn from the ways of the world, get saved, and follow Christ, they cease being spiritual seed of the devil, and become adopted seed of God. They cease to be citizens of this current, fallen world:

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. -John 15:19

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 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. 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. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 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. -1 John 4:1-6

Why did I bold "spirit of antichrist?" Think about it. Those with the spirit of antichrist are those who are the spiritual children of the devil. We are to test the spirits - what spirit is in a person? Do they have the spirit of God, or are they a spiritual child of antichrist? We test to see what spirit is in man, because man can seem pious and godly, and proclaim to be a Christian, but they may not have the spirit of God, they may be a false prophet. This is also why Jesus said "by their fruits ye shall know them." This is also why James said "faith without works is dead." This is why we have the parable about the mustard seed growing rapidly into a great tree, and birds (symbolic in the parables as false prophets or demons) are nesting in the branches. Can you see the connecting theme?

Yes, friends, this fallen world is under the domain of the devil. However, in the middle of the tribulation, the wrath of God begins to be fully unleashed, and Christ begins to take back His rightful kingdom. The mid-tribulation rapture will happen, and then the seven vials of wrath will be unleashed.

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. -Revelation 10:7

The Mystery:

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? -1 Corinthians 15:50-55

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. -Revelation 10:7

Rapture prophesied in the Old Testament:

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. -Daniel 12:1-3

[Note: Just as the two comings of Christ were often shown in one in the Old Testament, the two resurrections are also sometimes shown as one in the Old Testament, like in the above.]

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. -Revelation 10:7

The Last Trump - The seventh trumpet in Revelation. Mid trib rapture, Christ taking His kingdom back, the seven vials of wrath to be unleashed. The rapture in Revelation:

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. -Revelation 11:15-18

There are abundant Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments that show there is a mid-tribulation rapture. I am giving place to the rapture in this study, because those who are expecting a pre-trib rapture will be primed to accept antichrist, because the 'rapture didn't happen yet, so this must not be it.'

The Day of the Lord is Armageddon, while the Day of Christ is the rapture - our "gathering together" with Christ. Read 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2. It gives the tribulation timeline, in regards to the rapture and antichrist. In verse 4, it says "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Jesus and Daniel call this the "Abomination of Desolation," and we can trace this event, via Revelation, and the book of Daniel, as happening at the middle of the tribulation. 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 says that our gathering together unto Christ - the Day of Christ - the rapture, will not happen until after the Abomination of Desolation, or the description of verse 4, and the verses surrounding it.

Satan doesn't want us to know that the rapture is mid-trib, else we are not so easily fooled, when his seed comes on the scene. This is perhaps why many red letter Bibles deceptively don't red letter Revelation 4:1, even though it's clear Jesus is speaking, as per Revelation 1:10-11. Many churches teach the falsity that the rapture occurs at Revelation 4:1, but those are Jesus' Words, not an angel's, and Jesus was telling John to come up hither, not the church. John was transported to heaven in the future to learn about the apocalypse, and to record it in the book of Revelation. The mid trib rapture takes place at Revelation 11:15-18.

Let's summarize what we've seen so far... The physical seed of Satan will be antichrist, just as the physical seed of the woman was Christ. The spiritual seed of Satan are the unsaved, who walk in the devil's kingdom - this fallen world. Born again Christians are no longer of this world, as they have been adopted into God's family as sons of God. At the seventh trumpet in Revelation, the mid trib rapture will occur, where all saved, born again Christians at that time will be raptured, and the saved dead will be resurrected and raptured. Then, Christ takes back His rightful kingdom, and the seven vials of wrath are unleashed on the earth. Judgment begins. Everything else were warnings, and calls to repentance. You haven't seen real judgment yet, and hopefully you are a member of God's family, and won't have to.

While volumes could be written on the spiritual seed of the devil, the adopted children of God, and tracing the prophecies of the physical seed of God through the Old Testament and reading of it happening in the New, we are going to narrow our focus. We are going to look at some things I have never heard anyone talk about. We are going down the rabbit hole...

The Seed of Satan - What Your Church is Ignorant of, or may be Afraid to Preach:

(The introduction is over. It is time for the meat.)

First, a quick note - Satan is the devil. The fallen angels are devils/demons:

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels -Matthew 25:41

Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. -Matthew 12:22-27

Satan is called the devil, and fallen angels are therefore devils.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. -Revelation 12:9

From the above three Scriptures, we see that Satan is: the devil, Beelzebub, the prince of the devils, a dragon, and 'that old serpent' (remember Genesis chapter three - there's the serpent). I give you this information, because many people seem to think that demons/devils are a mystery, and wonder where they came from. The Scriptures are clear that Satan is Lucifer the fallen angel (Eze. 28 and Isa. 14) and that the angels that sided with Satan are the fallen angels. Satan is the devil, and the fallen angels are devils. Keeping this simple fact in mind, let us continue...

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. -Genesis 3:15

Can Satan produce a physical seed of half him, and half human? Yes. Other devils/demons/fallen angels have done it, and therefore so can he.

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -Genesis 6:1-4

Humans were not referred to as "sons of God" until in the New Testament, when the option of adoption into God's family became available. In the Old Testament, "sons of God" always referred to angels, whether fallen or not:

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. -Job 1:6-7

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. And the Lord said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. -Job 2:1-2

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? -Job 38:1-7

It's impossible that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 could refer to anything but fallen angels. To say they were human would make us wonder why human sons of God would create giants when they mated other human women. No, it's clear - the sons of God were fallen angels. Their offspring is where we get such mythical characters like Hercules/Heracles. The pantheon of gods of the ancient cultures originated in the Mystery Babylon teachings about these sons of god being "gods." These days, they are not necessarily proclaimed as gods, but now more like aliens. That's in the Scriptures, too. I'll show you a little later in this article. I have been backing what I'm stating in this article with concrete Scriptures, and will continue to do so, throughout.

Genesis 6 tells us that there were giants in the earth at that time (before the flood), but also after that time (after the flood). As we see in the Word of God, giants show up again, some years after the flood. Where did they come from? Some people think the fallen angels did it again, but if that's the case, it wasn't the same fallen angels as before, because the certain fallen angels that mated with earth women (not all of them did) are in chains inside the earth right now:

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 -2 Peter 2:4

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. -Jude 1:6

There is another way the resurgence of giants could have happened, but before I present my theory, I want to point out why Noah and his family were chosen to build the ark, and be saved from the flood:

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. -Genesis 6:8-9

1) Noah walked with God
and(!)
2) Noah was "perfect in his generations."

Noah and his three sons were pure human stock. They were not Nephilim in any way. I have traced the resurgence of giants after the flood, and my personal belief is that there was not a re-seeding by other fallen angels, but that even though Noah and his sons were perfect in their generations, Noah's son Ham's wife, may not have been.

We have now seen that devils can create Nephilim, or half breeds - half human, and half devil. Satan is also a devil. Remember, the Bible often refers to him as "the devil," such as in the below:

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. -Revelation 12:9

Notice also the above shows Satan/the devil as "that old serpent." That recalls us right back to Genesis 3:

And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. -Genesis 3:13

Therefore the seed of the serpent in Genesis 3:15 isn't a baby snake, it is the seed of Satan:

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. -Genesis 3:15

That old serpent.

There is the spirit of antichrist - which are false prophets. It looks like physical antichrist will be a physical seed of Satan. Perhaps he has already been born. Perhaps he is already in the public eye, or about to be, or perhaps the time is not yet. Antichrist doesn't have to be a giant (but maybe he will be, I don't know), just because he is a Nephilim. Not all Nephilim were giants:

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -Genesis 6:4

1) Giants

2) Men of renown (some giants, but not all)

3) Mighty men (also sometimes referred to in the Scriptures as 'mighty ones.')

Nimrod was a Nephilim. He was a pre-type of antichrist, and when THE antichrist becomes active, everything will come full circle. To see what I mean, let us first look at Nimrod a bit:

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. -Genesis 10:8

Cush was a son of Ham. Nimrod was a "mighty one." - A Nephilim. (Please note that my usage of the word Nephilim in this study is to have a one-word term for all part devil/part human offspring, regardless of stature.) The Hebrew Word translated as "mighty one" here, is gibbowr. Gibbowr is the Hebrew word used for "mighty men" in Genesis 6:4. It is also the word translated as "giant" in Job 16:14. Taking these into account, and combining that with a study of what Nimrod did in the Bible, and learning that Ashtoreth was his wife (her non-deity name was Semiramis, as derived from ancient Babylonian writings) it becomes clear Nimrod was part devil, part human. Note also, that the Hebrew "gibbowr" can also be used in a good way. God is called "mighty," which is from the Hebrew 'gibbowr,' and the mighties with King David also come from the Hebrew gibbowr. Context is what gives us the meaning of how gibbowr should be translated. Nimrod was the founder of Babylon, and a mighty hunter. He was deified under the names of Baal, Molech, Dagon, Chemosh, and more. You'll find these names in the Bible. Nimrod's wife was deified as Ashtoreth/Ashtoroth, Astarte, Diana, the Queen of Heaven, and more, as seen in the Bible. Because of Nimrod's deification, we can see that 'gibbowr' would likely lend towards the type of mighty one that the gibbowr mighty men were, in Genesis chapter 6.

More on Nimrod from the Scriptures:

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. -Genesis 10:10-14

I could have ended the quote after "the beginning of his kingdom was Babel" (Babylon), but for those of you who like to really dig deep in the Scriptures, and who have read the Bible several times, you may find yourself raising your eyebrows at the other places (and peoples) mentioned in the above passage. I thought I'd put that in there, for those wanting to dig deeper. Friends, the rabbit hole can go very far down.

In the Bible, we read over and over about the Israelites whoring after other gods, and forsaking the one, true God. Names that come up a lot, are Bel (Nimrod), Ashtoreth (Semiramis, Nimrod's wife), and Baal (Semiramis' child, claimed to be Nimrod reincarnated). We also see different names for these same false deities in the Bible, such as Chemosh, Diana, Dagon, and Molech. Baal is the actual god of Christmas, which is not, and never has been a Christian holiday. It was a holiday instated by Nimrod's Mystery Babylon religion. Ever wonder what a fat guy in a red suit and decorated trees have to do with Christ? Nothing. The Roman Catholic church "christianized" it, to "bring pagans to God." Easter is not a Christian holiday. It too originated as a Mystery Babylon religion holiday, named after Ashtoreth. Ashtoreth/Ishtar/Easter. What do bunnies and eggs have to do with Christ's resurrection? Nothing. Most churches today, regardless of "denomination" have various Mystery Babylon religion practices in them. Educate yourself about these deceptions, and stop following them. Test the spirits, test the fruits, and compare everything with the Bible.

When the people were scattered at the Tower of Babel, they spoke various different languages, and moved to different localities around the globe. Many of these people took their old Mystery Babylon practices with them, but their deities now had different sounding names, because they spoke a different language. This is why we see various pagan deities with various similarities to one another throughout various cultures, both ancient and modern.

Oh, and since I mentioned denominations earlier, just a quick side note. The Bible condemns Christian denominations. Did you know that? Read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17. It's all right there, clear as can be.

While I do not think more fallen angels created genetic half human, half devil Nephilim after the flood, (remember, I think it came through Ham's wife) I do think they WILL, in the future - possibly the near future. To understand why I think this, we need to turn to Nebuchadnezzar's statue.

Open a King James Bible, and please take a few minutes to read Daniel chapter 2. Go ahead. I'll wait...

On the prophetic calendar, we are currently in the feet of the statue, and can start into the toes at any given time. Notice the word "seed:"

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. -Daniel 2:43

Right now, we have to test the spirits. The spiritual seed of Satan are mingling themselves with the world, claiming to be Christians. While Islam is a part of that, the major and main player here is Roman Catholicism - the religion that mixes ancient, pagan Mystery Babylon traditions with supposed Christianity. Read Revelation 17 for more details. We will get into a major Scripture that pulls much of this together, shortly. Just stay with me.

Meanwhile, remember, we are looking at the feet of the statue, and we have spiritual seed of the devil, intermingling. However, the above Scripture is clear that there will be a future literal fulfillment - "they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men." Nephilim will be here again. They may not be giants. We'll have to wait and see. While in the days of Genesis 6, the fallen angels married earth women and had half breeds, we are now in the "modern age," of genetic engineering, UFO sightings, test tube babies, and more. Many alien abductions and genetic test subjects can be passed off as something else, but not all can be. The fallen ones used to masquerade as gods, and now they seem to be masquerading as "aliens" coming to "enlighten us." (And perhaps to collect genetic material to grow half breed test tube babies for the future.)

Does this sound too sci-fi? The truth is often stranger than fiction, and I will show you more Scriptures that will reveal this is indeed truth, and not fantasy.

Regardless of if it's the old fashioned way, or high tech genetic engineering, we will have Nephilim again. They won't necessarily be giants, or have six fingers and six toes, but maybe they will. I don't know. Let's wait and see, shall we? I suspect they'll look much like anyone walking down the street. I think the fallen ones will shoot more for mighty and renown, rather than mutations and too much height.

UFOs are mentioned in the Bible. Remember that Satan is the "prince of the power of the air," as we read about in Ephesians 2:2.

We are now going to briefly look at a whole chapter in the Bible that deals with UFOs, "alien" activity, Islam, and Roman Catholicism. Please make sure you are clear on what I've written so far, before you continue reading. If you are unsure, PLEASE stop reading, and re-read this article to this point, before continuing on. This is way down the rabbit hole, but it is coming from the Scriptures.

First, skim through Zechariah chapter four. You'll notice it mentions symbolic things, of which Zechariah asks "What are these?" He is then told what each of those items symbolize. Now skip chapter five for a moment, and skim through chapter six. Again, Zechariah is shown symbolic things, and we know they too are symbolic, because he again says "What are these?" Again he is given the answer as to the literal truth the symbols conveyed.

Chapter five is different. Zechariah never asks "What are these," because they are not symbols. He is being shown a literal vision of the actual future. We can verify this further, from where it says "This is their resemblance through all the earth." We are told what evil is attached to these items, but we see these items are literal, unlike the chariots and candlesticks of the preceding and following chapter.

Having established that Zechariah 5 is revealing literal objects and events, let us now take a look.

Below I will quote the whole chapter. It is short - only 11 verses. I will quote the chapter itself in brown text, and will inject my notes in this text color.

Zechariah Chapter Five

1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.

He is seeing this flying roll in the sky, thus why he looked up. Notice this is a flying ROLL, not scroll. Scroll comes from a different Hebrew word. The Hebrew word here is mĕgillah, which literally means roll. The Hebrew word most commonly used for scroll is not mĕgillah. It is usually cepher, from where we get the word cipher, from which we get deciphering letters and reading books and scrolls. Megillah, on the other hand, denotes a shape. It could refer to a closed scroll, rolled up, but it can also refer to a shape like a cylinder. It's a shape, not specifically a book. I say all this to warn you, because many study bibles, or bibles that contain subject headings, will often call this flying roll a flying scroll, and that is not only incorrect, but could be down right deceptive.

2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.

This cylinder-shaped object is about the size of a mobile home.

3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

This flying cylinder is a curse. It will be known about the world over. This itself proves the large flying roll is not a flying scroll of the word of God, like some wrongly teach. God's word is not a curse. Notice this cursed UFO will affect those who steal. This doesn't mean just general robbery, but also those who steal but most of the world doesn’t know about it. People who take government handouts are stealing from taxpayers, who are forced to pay, for example. Stealing can be a form of emotional manipulation on those who are weak. Thievery comes in many forms. This curse will also be unleashed on those who swear. The type of swearing becomes apparent in the next verse.

Interestingly, when you look at this chapter in the Hebrew, something astounding shows up. The Hebrew word translated as "curse" in the above verse is "alah," which is pronounced "ahh-lahh." This is no coincidence. Alah/Allah is a curse that is being driven by devils. The original Allah was a pagan moon god deity, by the way.

4 I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

This curse will also affect those who claim to have godliness, or claim to be a Christian, but are actually spiritual seed of antichrist - these are those who fail the test of the spirits as quoted from the Scripture earlier in 1 John 4:1-6. God's adopted children will not be directly affected by this flying roll. This is why born again Christians don't tend to suffer attacks or abduction from 'aliens.'

5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

Zechariah is directed to look in the sky again.

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.

An ephah is like a bowl. In order for Zechariah to clearly see these flying bowls, they must have been fairly big. We know from the verse following, that these ephahs have to be big enough to at least seat one person, if not more. Notice the above also says "this is their resemblance through all the earth." These are flying saucers.

7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

A talent of lead is a very heavy, round item, kind of like a manhole cover, but in this case, much bigger, and much heavier. There is a woman sitting in one of these ephahs. We will learn one of her names in a moment, and this will tie some loose ends for many.

8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

The woman is wickedness. We can capitalize it and use it as a name - Wickedness. It works either way - as a name, or as a description. Both denote the same connotation in this specific instance. Ms. Wickedness is the woman who rides the beast - see Rev. 17. Antichrist is referred to as "that Wicked" in 2 Thessalonians 2:8. Antichrist is "that Wicked," and the woman who rides the beast is the Mystery Babylon religious system, and she is "wicked." Hold on, you'll see Babylon in this chapter in a moment.

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

The curse of the flying roll is the spirit (devil) behind Islam - the Hebrew word 'Alah,' meaning "curse." The wicked woman in the ephah is the Mystery Babylon religion - Roman Catholicism. See Rev. 17. The two women with stork wings sounds amazingly close to the general description to the unscriptural Roman Catholic interpretation of angels. Below is a clip art angel picture, from a Roman Catholic homeschool resource site. This is what Roman Catholic children are being taught that angels look like:


There's a woman with stork's wings - an evil spirit - a fallen angel. The above is NOT what God's angels look like, according to the Bible.

10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

Zechariah wants to know where the flying women are bringing the ephah that is holding Ms. Wickedness.

11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.


Shinar is another name in the Bible for Babylon. The physical headquarters for Mystery Babylon is in Babylon, where it originated, but the religious headquarters were eventually moved to Rome. Rome is the city on seven hills, as described in Revelation 17. The colors of this apostate church are scarlet and purple. This apostate church has centuries of blood on her hands in the name of Roman Catholicism. Kings/presidents have spiritually fornicated with this whore. Why do our presidents go to the pope? They are quick to say "separation of church and state," which is wrongly taught these days, but they are all for getting the pope's blessing, or consulting the Vatican on political issues. Trace the banking system - it goes much deeper than anyone with the name Rockefeller. All banks lead to Rome - as we are still under the Roman empire - it never ended, it just morphed again, as it has in the past. Vatican Bank - look there. Your bank is a branch that leads to another bank. That bank branches into another bank. That bank leads to another - keep following it, the trail stops at Vatican Bank.

Roman Catholicism is Mystery Babylon, the woman riding the beast. The ridden beast is the world economy and political system. Let me ask you something. When you ride a horse, who controls where the horse goes? Does the horse, or do you? The woman riding the beast steers the beast.

Roman Catholicism and Islam (including Masonics and Shriners) are the two legs of iron in Nebuchadnezzar's statue in Daniel chapter 2. Islam came out of Roman Catholicism. Now I'm guessing you haven't learned that from the history or "church history" books. Islam is a tool of the RC Church. Even when they were at battle with each other - it's all part of the plan. The wife of the false prophet Mohammed was a serious Roman Catholic, as was her whole family. It started there.

The Roman Catholic Catechism states:

"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day." Reference - Catechism of the Catholic Church #841

Zechariah chapter five shows us the spiritual and literal seed of devils in the end times.

Most of the world is steeped so deeply in their traditions, that they don't realize those are Mystery Babylon traditions. People will say it doesn't matter, it's all what YOU make it mean. What about what it means to GOD?! If your husband celebrates your birthday on his ex's birthday, and makes her favorite cake, and gives you presents of things she wanted, is it okay, because it's tradition, but now he's making it mean he loves you? No!

Babies used to be sacrificed on an alter every Easter morning at sunrise, and eggs were colored in the infant's spilled blood. Meanwhile, these days, parents use food coloring to color eggs, then have their babies/children go hunt for them. This has nothing to do with Christ. It's a sad reminder of millions of murdered babies. Mystery Babylon is all around us. As Christians, it's our job to learn about the deceit, and to become more pure in our walk with the Lord. Knowledge is power, and God calls us to knowledge.

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. -Job 21:14

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord -Proverbs 1:29

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. -Isaiah 5:13

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little -Isaiah 28:9-10

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. -Isaiah 47:10

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. -Hosea 4:6

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 -Romans 1:28

That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge -1 Corinthians 1:55

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding -Colossians 1:9

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. -1 Timothy 2:4

In our pursuit of knowledge, let us trace the seed of Satan:

1) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. -Genesis 3:15 Christ was the seed of the woman, via the virgin birth. Christ is the Son of God. The son of Satan is antichrist.

2) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -Genesis 6:4 Fallen angels/devils have created seed with humans. Satan will do this, as well.

3) And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. -Genesis 10:8 Nimrod was a gibbowr, just as some of the offspring from Genesis 6:4 were called in the Hebrew. Nimrod founded Mystery Babylon, and is an antichrist pre-type. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel... -Genesis 10:10a

4) And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. -Daniel 2:43 Devils created half breeds with humans before the flood, and it will happen again in the near future, if it isn't already happening.

5) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience -Ephesians 2:2 Satan is the prince of the power of the air.

6) And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. -Zechariah 5:6 The driving evil spirits behind the curse - Alah (Allah - Islam) and Wickedness (Roman Catholicism) will utilize UFOs.

7) Mystery Babylon practices continue today, just as they did, then. Only names have been changed, and some subtle differences interjected here and there. God says "no" to His children in regards to these traditions:

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. -John 4:23-24

Abstain from all appearance of evil. -1 Thessalonians 5:22

Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. -Jeremiah 10:2-4

8) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition -2Thessalonians 2:3

The seed of Satan - the son of perdition. There will be a great falling away. Apostasy! "A falling away" is translated directly from the Greek word apostasia. If your church teaches once saved, always saved, your church is teaching a falsity. Right in this verse, we see apostasy happening.

It's true, none can pluck you from Jesus' hand - John 10:29, but you can be dumb enough to choose to leave Christ - 2 Thess. 2:3. The difference between a backslider and an apostate, is an apostate never wants to return to Christ, while a backslider will eventually want to return to Christ.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:7, we have antichrist's great change: The life-threatening wound, as described in Revelation. After that, he is no longer the "son of perdition," but becomes "that Wicked" (2 Thess. 2:8). The son of Satan will fulfill the first half of the tribulation as such, but for the second half of the tribulation, the son will be possessed by his devil father.

The seed of Satan will honor the god of forces:

But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. -Daniel 11:38

The human ancestors of this evil seed may not have knowingly worshiped in the Mystery Babylon religion, but antichrist will. While the ten kings will hate the harlot, the antichrist, dragon, and false prophet will proselytize to bring more and more of the dupid (duped/stupid) into the fold.

Just as Nimrod was a Nephilim, and began Mystery Babylon, a one world religion, Antichrist will be the seed of Satan, and will again bring back Mystery Babylon as the world religion, along with a one world order. This religion may not carry it's proper name - time will tell. It may all be done in the name of Roman Catholicism, Ecumenicism, or "secularism," but we know that Satan is the god of secularism, so that too is a religion.

9) And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. -Revelation 11:7

The beast antichrist comes from the bottomless pit, because his father is the devil.

10) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. -Revelation 13:1

The beast antichrist comes from the sea, which Revelation tells us means nations, because his mother is human.

Will antichrist be the seed of Satan? Will he be a Nephilim? It certainly looks quite feasible, doesn't it?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

From Another Planet

All my life, I knew I was different, and something was up. I never thought there was anything wrong with me, and I still don't think so - no - I know there is nothing wrong with me. People are meant to be diverse and unique - it just looks like my diversity may be a bit more unique than many of my peers, it seems.

If you've taken a gander at my reading lists over the past few years, especially this year, you may have noticed several Asperger books in the list. Currently I am reading one called "Women From Another Planet?" A few things that drew me to that book were, 1) When I was a kid, I used to literally wonder if I was indeed from another planet, because people just didn't make sense and 2) I'm a woman on the Autism spectrum.

I find some of the stuff in the book to be feminist and liberal, but putting that aside, I see a lot of me. Through reading this and other books on women with Aspergers, I have been able to start gathering a vocabulary, to better explain me - and that is huge. How do I describe the bubble I am stuck inside whenever I step outside of my door? The bubble is not like a box - I don't put myself in it. It's kind of like a shield my system puts up to help with all the external stimuli that I can't plan or predict. It's not a very good filter, however. I'm still trying to find words to describe this, but when I do, I will be so overjoyed, because I have been wanting to explain this 'thing' to my husband for a long time now, but words fail.

In reading "Women from Another Planet?" The women who share their experiences and parts of their stories inspire me. I am still putting puzzle pieces together of things in my past (and present) that made/make no sense to me. Then, I'll read something, and tada - I recall a confusing memory, and things start to make more sense.

When I was a teen, I broke the law (I didn't get saved, until years later), and I paid for it, but the judge was clear that my sentence would be less, if I showed "remorse." How in the world do I show that?! I had it, but I can't show it - it's a feeling. I said I had it, but apparently saying I had it, without "showing it" made it seem false. (?) I served out my probation, and was let off after half sentence, because I followed all the rules to a T. However, my probation officer told my parents that I wasn't showing emotion properly, and made me switch to a different officer who dealt with "female offenders," and counseled them.

I liked her better. The original officer seemed mean and scary to me, and I didn't know how he expected me to behave, but the way I was didn't seem to make anything better. He seemed frustrated at me, and I didn't know why, or what I could do, to fix it. I now know it was probably because my emotions or reactions were not the "usual" he was used to observing. Perhaps he thought I was putting him on?

The woman probation officer/counselor tried to get me to "open up." Open up what? All through my childhood and in that small stint of probation, I was told to stop "bottling up my emotions." I had no idea what that meant, but I felt my emotions just fine, and wondered why they were so obsessed with them. Wasn't their own emotions enough? What did they want with mine? Mine are mine and are inside of me, how am I supposed to show them inside of me?

When I was a kid I was in the Girl Scouts, and went to the yearly Girl Scout camps and such. I always marveled at the other girls. They would cry when they were there, saying they were "home sick." I wasn't. I loved home, my parents, and my pets (of which I had a LOT), but I already knew the day on the calendar I would see them again, so I saw no point in being home sick.

Then, these same girls cried on the last day, because they were going to "miss everybody." That would really confuse me. They'd cry when they got there, and cry when they left. I knew I was different, but I'm a troubleshooter, like my husband, so I decided to troubleshoot myself a bit. I thought that maybe I would feel like everyone else did, and not be so weird, if I just tried acting like they did. I thought maybe I could fake it until I made it, and maybe that's how everyone did/does it. The results showed my hypothesis to be quite inaccurate.

There I was, in a room full of crying girls, and the scout counselors going from girl to girl, and hugging them, saying how much they were going to miss them, too. I gave it a try. I squeezed out the tears, and started crying. The room grew quiet, and the girls stopped crying, and the counselors rushed over to me. "Why are you crying?" They asked. What? Why are they asking that? They didn't ask anyone else that. I gave the excuse the other girls seemed to have - I said I was crying because I was going to miss them. Then, they started asking me if I was going home to a bad home life, and asked if I needed help. Whaaaaaaaaat???

I dried up the tears and gave it up. Somehow my crying was perceived as different than the other girls, and when I gave the same reason the other girls gave, I got an entirely different reaction. I didn't get a hug and a "I'm going to miss you too." Instead, I got a "is your home life bad? Do you need help?" Experiment failed. Or, did it? I decided that trying to pretend I'm like other people wouldn't work, and it wouldn't make me "normal." I decided to just be who I am, because I couldn't be anyone else, anyway. I liked me just fine, I just wished others did, as well.

A few years after that, I ended up leaving the Girl Scouts. The Scouts frustrated me, because the time was mostly spent on singing ridiculous songs about friendship - Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold.... How in the world does one "make friends?" None of the songs said how, they just said to do it. When we weren't singing, we were snacking on plain rice cakes and yap, yap, yapping. I wanted to LEARN! I hungered for information. I was an empty vessel that wanted to be filled. Teach me how to make fire with sticks, teach me how to build a nature shelter, teach me how to react if I encounter a mountain lion in the woods, etc.

That is not why I left, though. I left because the Scout leader accused me of doing something I did not do. I said I didn't do it, and was shocked when she said I was lying. I told her I am not a liar, and I didn't do the thing I was accused of. I got up, walked out, and never went back.

In the scouts, we did have occasional lessons - kind of. One day I was given a paper, showing how to tie various knots, and with that I was given a long piece of smooth, green rope. That was the softest rope ever. Normally I don't like the feel of rope, but that rope was different. I carried it around with me often, and loved to touch it. It even smelled good. I sat down and taught myself all the knots from the demonstrations and directions on the paper, and tied them over and over and over again, for hours. In fact, for a long time, that would be how I filled my free time. I found and find repetitive work very relaxing.

When I was a toddler and up to around the age of 4, I remember using repetitiveness a lot. I would take a magazine (sometimes settled for books, but I didn't like the feel of book paper) and rip out a page, and then would tear it into the smallest pieces I could. I loved the sound of the ripping, and I liked seeing all the small pieces, of which I would try to tear into uniform one inch or smaller squares.

When I got older, and throughout school, I would fold paper in half, to get a good crease, then tear on the crease, then fold each piece in half, crease, and tear, and do that over and over to each successive piece, until the pieces were too small to tear.

I also used to draw and color the same geometric pattern over and over again. Now, when I sit down and draw with markers with my kids, I still do the same pattern picture. I've noticed I don't like drawing people or animals, etc. I only like drawing patterns. I love patterns. I count things, lots of things. I see patterns in textured, painted walls, in tiles, on rocks, etc. It is relaxing.

Speaking of art - in highschool (before I left, and homeschooled myself), I think I'm the only person I know of, who flunked art. Now, to be fair, I didn't get an F on my report card, I got an I for incomplete. Incomplete makes no sense to me, because I did every single thing I was assigned. Here's the enigma - I thought I did the assignments as instructed, but the other students' art came out significantly different from mine, and I would get into trouble, and told I wasn't following directions, and to stop being so rebellious, and to do what I was told. Here's the kicker - I really, truly, honestly thought ~I was~ following the instructions - every time. Oh well. So, I flunked art, or as the report card said - Incomplete.

In writing these things, I don't want you to think I'm a victim. I am not, nor do I view myself that way. I am looking back at things that have confused me for years, but now I can look at them through the lens of Aspergers, and by golly, some things are starting to come into focus. As I continue to meet and network with more Aspies, and read more materials, I hope I continue to see more things from my past and present, and finally "get" them, or at least have a better understanding. I am also looking forward to getting more words to better describe things, such as my "bubble" that I mentioned earlier.

Is my writing about my Aspergers something that you, dear reader, find helpful or interesting? Is this something you'd like me to write more about? Please let me know.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Winning the War of Flesh vs. Mind

At the end of Romans chapter seven, Paul tells us about a struggle, wherewith the mind wants to serve righteousness, but the flesh wants to serve sin. This is a battle Christians may find themselves facing. However, if our flesh serves sin, then aren't we a servant to sin? If we are servants to sin, then how are we servants of Christ? Christ said "by their fruits ye shall know them." We don't see the fruits of someone's righteous thoughts, if outwardly in their flesh they are serving sin.

In the first epistle of John the apostle, John says that if we sin, we are not of the Father. This is deep, deep, scary stuff, and something I don't think I've ever heard gotten into from the pulpit, or delved into in many books. In fact, I haven't yet read a book that goes into this.

The word of God is clear and concise, and if we let Scripture interpret Scripture, we can get to the bottom of this. Let's get our answer, shall we?

First, the main Scripture of this article:

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. -Romans 7:18-25

At first glance, one may look at the above passage, and get a bit lost. Here's a tip to help in reading the above: Every place you see the word "would," remember that it means 'want to do,' "would not," means 'don't want to do,' and 'will,' means 'want.' This may make the above passage easier to navigate.

Leaving the above, many have come away thinking that just as long as they want to do the right thing in their mind, then it's okay if they sin in the flesh. Some think they can't help it, and that is the nature of this fallen world. I know this is not the proper conclusion of the above, because if it were, it would contradict many other Scriptures. When an interpretation of a certain Scripture leads to a contradiction with other Scriptures, then either:

1) The interpretation of said Scripture is incorrect,
or
2) The interpretation of the supposed contradicting Scriptures are incorrect.

To determine which of the above is the correct answer in a confusing situation in reading a seemingly puzzling portion of the Word of God, go with the most literal interpretation of all Scriptures concerned, and find other Scriptures that line up with your findings. If you are finding you have to go to sources outside of the canonical bible, or to things written by man to get what you believe to be the correct interpretation, then you may be twisting the Scriptures, rather than taking them at what they really say. An exception to this, would be if the outside sources happen to be correct. If that be the case, then it would cycle back to the most literal interpretation of the Bible, meaning no outside source needed to be pursued in the first place.

There are many Scriptures in the Bible that disagree with the view that a Christian can be righteous in mind, but serve sin in their flesh, but still be a servant of Christ. We are not stuck with the law of sin and death. See, for example:

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. -Matthew 7:20

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. 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. -1 John 3:8-9

Even the same chapter as our above Romans 7:18-25 agrees with the above Scriptures. Take a look:

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. -Romans 7:4

Therefore, if we were to keep the interpretation that we can serve Christ with our mind, but can't help but sin in the flesh, and we try to reconcile that belief with the above Scriptures, then we'd have to conclude that no one can be saved, and Christ therefore died in vain.

Any Christian who has read the Bible, or even just the Gospel of John or Romans, etc, knows the above conjecture cannot be true. Therefore, we'd have to conclude that either our interpretation of 1 John 3:8-9, Romans 7:4, and Matthew 7:20 are wrong, or that our interpretation of Romans 7:18-25 is wrong. I can tell you that the latter is true - the example of the skewed view of Romans 7:18-25 is wrong. I can state this factually, for two very concrete reasons:

1) The above other Scriptures show said skewed interpretation must be wrong,
AND
2) Don't stop reading at the end of Romans 7 and come to a conclusion. Keep reading into chapter 8, and get the full story.

Remember, the Bible wasn't originally divided up into chapters and verses. That was done years later, for ease of communal reading, and to share Scriptural references with one another, etc. This means that each chapter in the Bible isn't always going to punctuate a complete thought or subject. The thought and subject put forth at the end of Romans chapter 7 continues into Romans chapter 8.

Before we see the conclusion of the matter, and the truth of what the end of Romans 7 means, I first want to point out two key words - "mind," and "flesh." The above Romans 7 passage, at the end of the chapter, says "So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh, the law of sin." Here we have mind and body - "mind," and "flesh." Where's spirit? - Mind, Body, Spirit. Spirit is in the next verse. Take a look:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. -Romans 8:1

We see from other Scriptures that there is condemnation to those who walk after the flesh, but the above says if we walk after the Spirit, we are not condemned. This is the key to answering the dilemma of "But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"

We saw in Romans 8:1 that there is no condemnation to those who walk in the Spirit. Romans 8:2 answers the above quoted portion about the law of sin (and death):

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. -Romans 8:2

We now see that we are only stuck serving sin in the flesh, but wanting to serve Christ with our mind, if we are not walking the Spirit. Notice the above has 'Spirit' capitalized. It is through the Holy Spirit of God that we are able to not only stand against sin, but also overcome it.

Of ourselves, in our own flesh, we only have so much will power. Our minds have a lot of will power, but the flesh can eventually overpower our mental will. But, walking in the Holy Spirit of God, which indwells every truly born again Christian helps us overcome the flesh and its sinful carnality.

If a Christian sins, which is against the Spirit within them, do they then lose their salvation? No. Take a look:

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 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. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. -1 John 1:6-10

Walking in the light is synonymous with walking in the Spirit, because Jesus is the light of the world, as we see in John chapter 1 and other Scriptures.

The above also says we are to confess our sin. Who do we confess it to? It is obviously to God, and not man:

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

We now know that the key to not walking in the flesh which can result in falling under the law of sin and death is to instead walk in the light, or in the Spirit. What does walking in the Spirit look like? The Bible tells us this in many places. Below are two such Scriptures that show us:

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. -Romans 8:5-14

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. -Galatians 5:16-26

Jesus said that by their fruits ye shall know them. Are you producing the fruits of the Spirit, or the works of the flesh? Those who are committing the works of the flesh are either not saved, and need to get saved, or they are backslidden, and need to follow 1 John 1:9 and get right with God. This is important! Remember, the above says of those who walk after the flesh - "they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Get right with God, if you are not walking in the Spirit, while there is still time. For there may be not much time left. We don't really know, do we?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Kicking a Cold to the Curb

I fell victim to a summer cold a few weeks ago. That was one of our busiest weeks of the year, so having it right then was not a good idea.

Here's how I handled it, which significantly reduced cold symptoms, and I believe shortened the cold's duration:

1) I freely used peppermint spray on my throat to soothe my sore throat, and/or to help open my nasal cavities.

2) Two to three times a day, I took several drops of oregano oil in a bit of lemon juice.

3) I took a few hot baths a day, with some eucalyptus oil mixed in the water - about several drops is all that is needed.

4) I drank plenty of 100% pure fruit juice. I craved grape and pineapple, so those are the ones I went with.

5) A few times a day I took a tablespoon of raw honey, as local as I could get it, with a large pinch of freshly minced garlic mixed in (believe it or not, that tastes really good).

6) Took large doses of vitamin C.

TIP - Take a hot eucalyptus bath right before bed, even if you already had two baths during the day. Hot eucalyptus baths bring instant relief to many cold symptoms, either lessening them greatly, or making them disappear. A hot eucalyptus bath right before bed will help you get better sleep, and the better the rest, the better your body can work on kicking out that nasty old cold virus.

I had no time for a cold, as I had commitments, and people counting on me. It wasn't like when I was out in the work force before I had kids, and I could call in sick and lay around all day. I had a party to plan, and appointments to keep, and prior commitments made. People were counting on me, so I somehow had to keep my commitments, but not be a snotty, congested, raspy-throated mess. The above six things brought me through, and shortened the cold to just a few days.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Our Homeschool: 2014/2015

9th Grade

Bible - KJV Rainbow Study Bible Daily Family Bible study and assigned silent Bible reading, four chapters a day

Reading and Literature - See reading list

Cursive practice and Copy Work - Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures

Grammar - Grammar and Composition III

Mathematics - Algebra 1

History and Geography - Streams of Civilization, Volume 1 and specific books in reading list

Science - Science: Matter and Energy

Art - Done via special projects, handicrafts, and in Science and History narration pages - tables, graphs, and charts included

Biblical Greek - Copy assigned Scriptures in parallel in Greek and English, then study pronunciation and meanings of the Greek words per each Scripture. Textus Receptus

Logic - Via specific books in reading list, and integrated into other subject lessons

Music - Classical music and Hymns

Government, Computers, Mechanics, etc. - Taught by Dad

P.E. - Nature walks, Swimming, Learning proper exercise, and jogging

Reading List:

Painless Algebra

Boyhood and Beyond

The Pilgrim Church

The Trail of Blood

Logic: A God-Centered Approach, Part One

The Soul-Winner's Handy Guide

Music in Your Life

Gip's Understandable History of the Bible

The Story of the World, Volume 1

Following the Equator

The Oxford Book of English Verse

David Coperfield

The Soul Winner

Don Quixote

7th Grade

Bible - KJV Kids' Study Bible Daily Family Bible study and assigned silent Bible reading, four chapters a day

Reading and Literature - See reading list

Cursive practice and Copy Work - Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures

Grammar - Grammar and Composition I

Mathematics - Basic Mathematics: Review of Arithmetic and Introduction to Algebra

History and Geography - Streams of Civilization, Volume 1 and specific books in reading list

Science - Science: Matter and Energy

Art - Done via special projects, handicrafts, and in Science and History narration pages - tables, graphs, and charts included

Biblical Greek - Copy assigned Scriptures in parallel in Greek and English, then study pronunciation and meanings of the Greek words per each Scripture. Textus Receptus

Logic - Via specific books in reading list, and integrated into other subject lessons

Music - Classical music and Hymns

Government, Computers, Mechanics, etc. - Taught by Dad

P.E. - Nature walks, Swimming, Learning proper exercise, and jogging

Reading List:

Painless Fractions

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights

The Thinking Toolbox

Boyhood and Beyond

Following the Equator

The Story of the World, Volume 4

Little Men

The Prince and the Pauper

Treasure Island

5th Grade

Bible - KJV Kids' Study Bible Daily Family Bible study and assigned silent Bible reading, three chapters a day

Reading and Literature - See reading list

Cursive practice and Copy Work - Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures

Grammar - Language B

Mathematics - Arithmetic 5

History and Geography - Streams of Civilization, Volume 1 and specific books in reading list

Science - Science: Matter and Energy

Art - Done via special projects, handicrafts, and in Science and History narration pages - tables, graphs, and charts included

Biblical Greek - Copy assigned Scriptures in parallel in Greek and English, then study pronunciation and meanings of the Greek words per each Scripture. Textus Receptus

Logic - Via specific books in reading list, and integrated into other subject lessons

Music - Classical music and Hymns

Government, Computers, Mechanics, etc. - Taught by Dad

P.E. - Nature walks, Swimming, Learning proper exercise, and jogging

Reading List:

Painless Grammar

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 5

Following the Equator

The Story of the World, Volume 3

Just So Stories

Gulliver's Travels

The Prince and the Pauper

3rd Grade

Bible - KJV Bible Daily Family Bible study and assigned silent Bible reading, two chapters a day

Reading and Literature - See reading list

Cursive practice and Copy Work - Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures

Grammar - Language 3

Mathematics - Arithmetic 3

History and Geography - Streams of Civilization, Volume 1 and specific books in reading list

Science - Science: Matter and Energy

Art - Done via special projects, handicrafts, and in Science and History narration pages - tables, graphs, and charts included

Biblical Greek - Copy assigned Scriptures in parallel in Greek and English, then study pronunciation and meanings of the Greek words per each Scripture. Textus Receptus

Logic - Via specific books in reading list, and integrated into other subject lessons

Music - Classical music and Hymns

Government, Computers, Mechanics, etc. - Taught by Dad

P.E. - Nature walks, Swimming, Learning proper exercise, and jogging

Reading List:

Painless Spelling

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 3

Following the Equator

The Story of the World, Volume 2

Home Economics

The Secret of the Cave

The Next Step

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Bible Smuggler

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Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

The below links open into printable .pdf files, so they may take a few moments to load.

Schedules

Meals

Cleaning

Homeschool

Household Budget

Homemaking Rules


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"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. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 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. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more.

Find a good church to go to, and you can get baptized there.

It can be hard to find a good, Bible believing church. Below is a directory to some great Bible preaching churches or home churches.

Find a Wonderful Church Near You.

If you were not able to find any churches at the above directory near you, then search the internet or phone book for Family Integrated Churches. They are worth commuting to.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.


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Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird


Free Life Changing Books

The King James Bible

The Marriage Mess

The Secrets of Fascinating Womanhood

Baptist Women Exalted

Let Her Be Veiled

Twenty-Six Hours a Day

The Mother's Book

Fighting Back

An Understandable History of the Bible

The Greatest Thing in the World

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life

Anna Maria's House Keeping

The New Housekeeping

A Manual Of Home-Making

The American Woman's Home

50 Years in the Church of Rome

40 Years in the Church of Christ

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Some Wonderful Books

The King James Bible

Home-Making

Fascinating Womanhood

Nourishing Traditions

The Well-Trained Mind

Home Comforts