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Monday, December 5, 2011

An Evening and a Morning

"An evening and a morning.. a first day.." I'm able to understand how each new month began with the new moon.. but I can't get my head around the days starting in the evening.. does it mean everything is backwards..? (And we have everything backwards..?)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Interesting Cross-References #1: Romans 1:3,4(5) & Revelation 6:2

Romans 1:3-5

Good News Translation (GNT)
3 "It is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: as to his humanity, he was born a descendant of David;4 as to his divine holiness, he was shown with great power to be the Son of God by being raised from death.5 Through him God gave me" (Paul) "the privilege of being an apostle for the sake of Christ, in order to lead people of all nations to believe and obey."

Revelation 6:2

New King James Version (NKJV)
2 "And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Where's the Beef?

People believe they have a beef against God. They read (or are told) the verses of "God's Judgment" as though it were something God chooses and is eagerly waiting for. Prophecy is what Holy persons of God saw, and if they warned and foresaw crash and calamity, it doesn't mean God does it. Ancient man may even have understood it in that way, not always understanding a bigger, fuller picture. Even Israel came out of man's seeing all natural forces as 'gods'. But God, not only creator and designer, but the life force itself, lives through all sufferings and wars which ever occur. They are the results and consequences of all the choices mankind makes. Could He give thinking ability and its partner the ability to choose, and then not let it be exercised? This life is an unavoidable journey and lesson! If there's to be rational creatures that is! Since God Himself opened this Pandora's box, he built the rescue from imPerfection and death (fading away) right into all things "from the foundation" (beginning) "of the world", which we likely underestimate..

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wall Street

October 2011 - We'll never get Wall Street under control as long as they can lobby Washington!

PoLiTiCs !!

I can say I'm of a certain party, politically, because I side with them on more issues, and think they bode better for the future than the other party. But I surely don't believe a whole lot government / politicians, or any party says! Because you know why? If I did believe a lot of what they said, it could become a religion to me! And most of what I would have to say about it would do more harm than good. It's not Religion (any spirituality/philosophy other than my own) that's the cause of all wars, it's human nature and false beliefs about (the) others..

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nothing All That New Under The Sun

I hadn't realized Nero is said to have burned Rome because he wanted to rebuild it. I knew he burned the city, fiddled gleefully while it was burning, and then blamed the Christians.
- Nero was the first of major anti-Christs.
- The Roman Empire became (quasi) Christian after Emperor Constantine sided with what was the highest population of the empire at the time, Christianity. There arose fierce persecution against paganism, and wealth seized from them by the emperor was given to the bishops of Christianity. Church influence, power and political domination of the empire and its offices grew rapidly. (But it did not resemble the innocent and simple faith it began as, about three and a half centuries earlier, but was now a political entity.)
- The world of this entity became "Western Civilization". But when Western Civilization turns (extreme) and begins to have bias against Israel and Christianity, it will further evolve into a beast (Apocalypse 13:1-10 & Daniel 7:7,19) of ten crowns (horns, divisions, toes). It will prove itself a beast when it harnesses a sword of terror (Apoc. 20:4). Daniel the Prophet and John the Apostle wrote of and described the vision they saw of this beast. Both described the beast as having ten horns. John said it had a crown on each of its horns, and had seven heads. Daniel described it with teeth of iron, and its feet, which had bronze claws, tore things apart. We can assume the final beast (world empire) of man, will include all that both Daniel and John were shown.
- "Iron" and "bronze" had come up quite a while earlier, in Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a great statue (back in Daniel 2:31-43). God revealed to Daniel that this statue, made up of different metals, represented the world empires throughout history which impact Israel. That being the case, biblical historian scholars have calculated that "bronze" in the dream was (the highly dramatic, then secular) "Greece"and the "iron" in the dream was mighty Rome. The final beast has iron teeth (iron columns?) and bronze (secular) claws.
- We can certainly assume that the final beast has Roman/Graeco (Roman/Greek) roots. It builds a peace.. an accord.. a "league" (Strong's #1285 from Daniel 9:27) a "firm" (Strong's #1396 "strong, mighty") one with "the many".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It Doesn't Matter!

It doesn't matter how much others love you, it matters how much you love others!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Spirit of Truth

It's not trying to make the Bible fit a vision (idea or teaching) but seeing if it fits the Bible.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Attn: Bible Prophecy Buffs

UN-LOCKING THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
- The vision of Revelation begins at chapter 6, previous to that is seen a scene in heaven concurrent to the day of the vision and John's exile on Patmos.. the vision begins from there with the breaking of the 1st seal, the conqueror "openly victorious over powers and principalities" the olde 'gods', 2nd seal, war is given a long sword, fast forward to 6th seal a new wind/fire(13:13 for the discerning) the new wind is held back for a time (7:1).. until trumpet 1 (an Israeli pre-empt?) trump 2 loss of 1/3 trade and commerce.. trump 3 offshoot of trump 1; trump 4 drought and Joel's smoky day; trump 5 out of the smoke 5 months of marshall law.. trump 6, tanks, 666, and gather to armageddon.. in trump 7 are the 7 bowls, final fire and retribution/the final results of mankind's choices and doings.. a BiG lock is at the seals - they are described in a blend of what they are when 1st broken, and what they are when fully matured at the very 'end', therefore things which occur very late on planet earth are described here so very early in the narrative.. another lock: chapters 10,11,12,13, and part of 14 are inserts (rev 12 is Israel, then Christianity('s 2 migrations) and then again Israel who (by then) have the testimony of Jesus... Rev16:14-15-16

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

About the Book of Revelation & its Seals, Trumpets and Bowls

 If we read the seals very carefully, we might be able to discern that each seal (1-6) is described fully in chapter 6, as a blend, of both, what each one is at the time of the seal being first broken, and also what it is when the seal (element of the latter age) is fully grown and mature, i.e. what it is when 1st beginning, and what it is in the very final days (rider on a white horse goes out conquering and to conquer (1st element of the latter age which began after Jesus (A.D.) and continues its gallop / progression, right up to 'the end'; 2-war is given a long sword, 3-famines and 4-pestilence, including chemical, hence the grave (including mass) follows after him.. 5-martyrdom and the blood of, cries out to God, etc.. there's a LOCK here, in that each seal described in this way means events which happen very late on planet Earth, are described here so very early in the narrative! This is a lock which hides the vision "for many days"! In other words they've got it all wrong if this
-- It's the seven bowls in the 7th trump, which are the wrath of God, in that "our God is a consuming fire" and the bowls are the final consequences of mankind's choices and doings; with the trumpets (rev chaps 8 and 9) leading up to, announcing.. being 1-thermal nuclear unleashed in limited warfare, which is to say mainly in the middle east; 2-mountain in sea of humanity(huge riots) and one third of all trade and commerce of the time ceases; 3-one third of waters contaminated; 4-Joel's dry and SmoKy day.. and out of the smoke, 5-helicopters/global marshall law for 5 months; 6-tanks swarm over the middle east and armies of the world gather to armageddon(16:14,15,16; a key: chaps 10,11,12,13 & 14:1-5 are inserts, the narrative continues after them) then trump 7 with (1 Thess 1:7 "He comes with angels and fire") "Ariel, Ariel" (another name for Jerusalem/Israel) "your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant, the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire" - Isaiah 29:1,5,6.

All(?) "the Signs" / the Latter Day Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy

To begin, of course there's the Matthew 24 discourse (or Luke 21, Mark 13) where Jesus said "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies" and "when you see the abomination of desolation" (in the 'end' times fulfillment, the 666 apparatus?) set-up in Jerusalem (what else would it be?).." these of course are much later than "earthquakes in various places" and "wars and rumors of war" (including unrest?)
 - Daniel (in chapter 12, verse11) wrote "three and 1/2 years plus one month (a Hebrew leap month?) after the" (place of) "daily sacrifice" (of prayers and thanksgiving) "is taken away, the abomination of desolation (666) will be set-up" - I believe the place of daily sacrifice in Israel today is the Wailing Wall which is a remainder of the Western Wall of the 2nd Temple, because in Matthew 24, verses 1 and 2, Jesus said "see all these things" (the buildings and walls of the Temple complex) "not oNe stone will be left one atop the other". Daniel continues in verse 12, with, "happy is the one who-waits and comes-to the three and 1/2 years, one month, and 45 days later.." What happy event occurs on that 45th day of 666? (but I drift a little).
 - The Book of Revelation vision starts at chapter 6, previous to that is a vision or scene of an opening of heaven, concurrent to the time of John's exile and his receiving the vision, then the scroll sealed with 7 seals is shown and the seals are broken with the first one beginning at that same time.. a conqueror on a white horse, the victorious gospel message went/goes forth "conquering and to conquer "openly triumphing over powers and principalities" (Col 2:15) those olde ancient 'gods'... then the 2nd horseman war, 2nd element of the latter age (aka the years of our Lord A.D.) "is given a long sword".. fast forward to the 6th seal, when what comes forth is a new wind which changes much of the fabric of life (1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This new wind is then paused for a while (rev 7:1) - the prime key to interpretation of the whole vision is here - the key being, each seal is (fully) described here, as a blend of what it is when the seal is first broken/opened or begun, and what it is at the 'end' in its full grown state. Thus events which happen very late on planet Earth, are described here, so very early in the narrative. This hides much of the vision "for many days" (Dn 12:9).
 - When the Seventh Seal is activated, there will be a great earthquake - Rev 8:1-5 (chapter 8)
- Trumpet one is the re-Opening of atomic warfare (an Israeli preemptive strike?)
- Trumpet two, very large riots and degrees of anarchy? and one third of all existing, at the time, trade and commerce, is destroyed - Rev 8:8,9
- Trumpet three, one third of all water is undrinkable, an offshoot of trumpet one - Rev 8:10,11
- Trumpet four, Joel's dry and smoky day, offshoot of both trumpet one and two - Rev 8:12; Rev chapter 12 (one of four intserts) verse 16; Joel 2 and see Rev 9:3.
- Then, Revelation 8:13 - "And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to them that dwell upon the earth, for the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound..." [Next; chapter 9]
 - During Joel's smoky day is trumpet five, out of the smoke (of the abyss of man's heart away from God) come whirring, hovering locust like things, for locusts hover.. helicopters of global marshall law for five months; then is sounded trumpet six, tanks swarm middle east. And I'm thinking here is the 666 spoken of by Daniel and Jesus (abomination which desolates - 35 days of cannot buy and sell, then escalates into ten days of will be killed. Then trumpet 7 - "immediately after the tribulation of those days.. the Son of man ..will be seen coming on the clouds.. He will send out His angels to gather His elect from all corners of the earth..."  from Mt 28-31. And 1 Thess 1:7, "He comes with fire and with angels.." - i.e, in trumpet 7 are the seven bowls.. final consequences of man's choices and doings.
 - Rev 12, which is one of four inserts also gives signs (the drought of verse 16 being one) the key to this chapter is the woman about to give birth to a manchild (Son of man) is Israel, then there are two migrations after the mantle has been transferred for a time to the 'church', then the dragon turns his attention back "to the remainder of the woman's children, those who have the commandments of God, and" (by now) "have the testimony of Jesus".. "And the nations are gathered" against Israel "for Armageddon" (rev 16:14,15,16 // "Look up for your redemption draweth nigh"). With cross reference, Isaiah 29:1,5,6 - "Ariel, Ariel" (another name for Jerusalem/Israel) "your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant, the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire."

JiGsaW PuZZLe

We can find the puzzle pieces of truth and prophecy in the Bible, in our interaction with other believers, and in our church or broadcast messages, but in our quiet times with Him, is when He can knit the strands for us. He (His Holy Spirit) fits the pieces of the puzzle together.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Moon Under Her Feet

I have probably mentioned this before, but, let's face it, Bible prophecy especially the Book of Revelation is a little hard to understand, so sometimes I find myself saying things again in a slightly different way.
 - In the New Testament there is what is referred to as "a change in priesthood". And it made me wonder how many realize this is reflected in another manner, in chapter twelve of the Book of Revelation (one of four inserts in the Book of Revelation) - the "woman, clothed with the sun with twelve stars around her head", being Israel "in pain to give birth to the manchild" (Son of man) "the dragon" in the guise of Herod "sought to destroy the manchild but he's lifted up to heaven and to the throne of God" after his resurrection, (cross ref, Hebrews 1:3) and "will rule the nations with a rod of iron" (cross ref Ps 2:8,9) then the woman, now the mantle of truth worn by "the church" (unseen/spiritual) runs / escapes, a 1st migration, the dragon no longer allowed access to the heavens, as half the battle is fulfilled, then pursues the woman again, a 2nd migration "she is given the two wings of an eagle that she may fly" sail to a new "place where she is kept safe from the face of the dragon for 3 and 1/2 modern times [1620+350-1970] after which the serpent (beguiling guise of the dragon) vomits a flood / proliferation / previously hidden social phenomenon, after the woman in an effort to wash her away. But the earth will open its mouth and swallow the flood (drought, cross ref  luke 23:25,31) and the dragon will turn back to the other children of the woman, those who have the commandments of G-d and who (by now) have the testimony of Jesus... [And the world is "gathered to Armegeddon" rev 16:14,15,16.. side note, see how verse 15 is tucked between 14 & 16 which virtually say the same thing.]

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Seven Winds Part 1

When the Seventh Seal is activated, there will be a great earthquake - Rev 8:1-5
- Trumpet # 1 is the re-Opening of atomic warfare (an Israeli preemptive strike?) - atomic warfare opened, Rev 6:12-17, a blend of Opening and full maturity/gallop with Rev 13:13 (an office); plus 7:1 & 8:7!
- Trumpet # 2, very large riots and degrees of anarchy? and one third of all existing, at the time, trade and commerce, is destroyed - Rev 8:8,9
- Trumpet # 3, one third of all water is undrinkable, an offshoot of Trumpet One - Rev 8:10,11
- Trumpet # 4, Joel's dry and smoky day, offshoot of both Trumpet One and Two - Rev 8:12; Rev chapter 12 (one of four inserts) verse 16; Joel 2 and see Rev 9:3
Revelation 8:13 - "And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to them that dwell upon the earth, for the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound..."

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Apocalypse Vision

The Book of Revelation/Apocalypse is not all future. The vision of the future is in the scroll which is seen and opened in chapter five. The vision of a door opening into the heavens in chapter four is current to the time when John received the vision, but often, I think it is interpreted as being a part of the vision of the future.. The scroll opens and begins from that current (time) point, "and I saw the Lamb open the first of seven seals.."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dark Night of the Living Dead?

There was no 'hell' in the Hebrew language. Israel understood "fiery judgment" to be national judgment and there was only "sheol" which means "the  grave" in the Old Testament. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says "Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to sheol" (the grave) "there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom". The patriarch Job said "Oh that you would hide me in sheol". He wanted God to hide him in a burning hot hell? [Job 13:14]
- Isaiah chapter 14, verse 11 says Lucifer will end up "in sheol" with "maggots as the bed beneath him and worms as his covering".
- It's only in the New Testament Greek, that the grave became "hades, the abode of the dead". However, the abode of the dead is still "the grave"! When Ephesians 4:9 says "He descended into the lower parts of the earth" it's assumed to mean 'hell', however, "the grave" is still in "the lower parts of the earth".
- Jude (verse 6) wrote that the angels "who left their first place" (rebelled) "are being held in chains of darkness awaiting judgment". Of course this has been interpreted to mean they are chained and sitting in 'hell' (sentence before trial) but what it actually refers to is they are in "chains of darkness" because once they changed their course away from perfection and goodness, they could not reverse their course back to perfection, because now, they were imperfect! Jude goes on to say (verse 7) that Sodom and Gomorrah are examples of "hellfire" and the smoke of their burning will rise up forever and ever. Well? is there flames of fire there now? No, they are mounds of dust and ashes. The smoke is the memory which will rise up forever. And this life is the memory of how one cannot walk away from God/Life/Perfection without becoming the opposite of life, which is non-life and "the grave".
- All who die before being "saved" (from death/the grave) will take part in "the Second Resurrection". And it's not until after a long day of the examination of all things, all human history, etc, that they will hear the notorious words "those not believing will go to the Second Death". But who, after all that, isn't going to "believe"? [This is my own theory, I've not heard that anyone else has found it!]
- One more note - when Jesus spoke of ending up in 'hell' because of doing evil, He said "in Gehenna" which was the dump site outside of Jerusalem where the bodies of criminals were burned [Matthew 5:29 and Strong's Greek Concordance #1067].  

The False Prophet

A bolt of Lightening, or something, struck matter (which is always in a state of falling apart) and voila life appeared? Or the biggest immaculate conception of all, nothing exploded and became everything? How stupid do 'they' think we are?

The Book Of Revelation Says

The Book of Revelation says Socialism will swallow Capitalism. Almost all would like less materialism, greed and inequity in the world and nation. The fall of Capitalism may bring about less materialism, but not less greed and inequity. What will take its place? Do we really think it will be peaceful self rule?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

As A Used To Be Astrologer..

I find it hard to remain silent if I see a glaring untruth or its byproduct, bigotry (being built). As a used to be astrologer, I can still see trends, movements, energies.. but now as a Christian I see them as entities, those ancient pitiless 'gods'. Maybe that's why ancient astrology was seen as being for politics!
 - Have a Good day! (Make it a Good day!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Five Keys To Bible Prophecy & The Book Of Revelation

There's five keys to understanding Bible prophecy ~
1 - Use a straightforward and literal reading whenever possible.
2 - The Seals when described in chapter six, so early in the narrative, are a blend of what they are when first opened, and what they are when full grown.
3 - Four chapters are inserts.
4 - The occurrences in the Book of Revelation are consequences and results. (This leaves out things like planetary collision and alien visitors!)
5 - The Book of Revelation uses many images from the Old Testament, for instance, the 70 A.D. Christians knew "Babylon the Great" referred to the current empire over them.

Friday, September 2, 2011

God's Gonna Getcha?

APOCALYPSE, it's not that 'God's gonna getcha!' - it's simply the collapsing of all that is not true, all that is not right. It's the working out of 'free-will' or more exactly of the ability to think, therefor choose. And then letting it run its course, otherwise it's not free-will. (The other option God had is to never create rational creatures.. ever.)
 - And, but for the grace of God there goes any one of us.. caught right in the middle of apocalypse.. "And so were some of us.." all of us.. all sinners, only saved by grace.. by the working of His Spirit, if Jesus said "why do you call me good? there's only one who is good" then it's plain there is one sole source of all and any 'goodness' and it is not within us, saved or unsaved.. yet God loves us all with a deep love that no human being can even begin to fathom.We make choices, but we are not "the source" of good things.
 - "Apocalypse", it's not a matter of God's going to get you.. it's a matter of this life, and all the prophets said, is all God's truth drama showing every heart and mind clearly that anything false can only fail, fall, and ultimately is nothing more than dust and ashes.. God iS Life (Who/What else could be? "In the beginning God..")
 - Lesson of life, you/we/no one, can walk away from God/Life/Perfection. This shall be written and deeply engrained upon every heart and psyche..
 - "This is the decree of God.." (ps 2) - all things in Jesus. Jesus shares His eternal Life with us. There is no other life. Anything outside of God, outside of utter perfection, is apocalypse and can never result in anything but dust and destruction.. ever..

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The KEY to Bible Prophecy

The key to the interpretation of Bible prophecy - and I'm convinced of this - is the conflict between two epic forces, "capitalism" and "socialism". The Book of Revelation says the 10 kings (divisions) who rule one hour with the world beast/body consume & devour that global golden harlot which is capitalism (rev 18:9-13). ["Harlot" is translated from the greek word "pornos" which means to sell. When capitalism went with sensuous enchantment to sell, is when her golden cup became full of her disgusting side effects of perversions, abortions, slave trade, murders. Her forehead is every untruth/babble.] Who wants to, and has always wanted to, consume and do away with capitalism? Rev 17:15-18 tells us finally, capitalism will be stripped and devoured. This is  major sign to watch intently for. Do we see a trend in the world toward socialism and global governance? How close are we to it? [Another key is when we see the world beast given breath/authority when its head is restored - the (modern) world beast which was, then wasn't, then was again, expired when its head/founder did not, after all, sign on.. ironically this head (same office of the founder) is pinpointed by rev 13:13, this office released fire upon man.. a new power and fire was Opened.. The head which will give authority/breath(life) to the world beast will be from this office, past or present at the time.]
 - Much of Revelation is hidden for a time because when the Seals of God are Opened, they are described in a blend of what they are when first Opened, and what they are at the 'end' at the full progression/gallop, thus things which occur very late upon the planet are described so early in the narrative of the Book of Revelation. The second lock is chapters 10,11,12,13 and half of 14 are inserts.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

PARALLEL - end times and 70 A.D

PARALLEL - end times and 70 A.D: (LUKE 19:41-44) JESUS said.. "see all these things?" speaking of the Temple area, "not one stone of these will remain one atop another.." Yet, there sits the "Wailing Wall", quite a few stones sitting one atop another.. I'm convinced (through prayerful contemplations) that this is the sign DANIEL spoke of in DANIEL 12:11 "one thousand, two hundred and ninety days after they remove" (STRONG's #5493) "the continual" (STRONG's #8548) "sacrifice, shall be set-up the abomination which desolates" // Jesus said - not one stone will remain upon another - DANIEL wrote - 1,290 days after they remove the continual sacrifice, the abomination that makes desolate will be "set-up". Happy the one who waits and comes to the 1335th day. (What event will occur on the 1335th day, aka, the 45th day of the abomination which desolates?)
 - As we know Jesus also included this "abomination" sign, when his disciples asked him "what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the world?" He included, "when you-see the abomination of desolation set-up, let all Judea flee.." (grafted and ungrafted? or that is to say natural and born again?)

Monday, July 11, 2011

A - R i d d l e

Good morning! And happy new week!
The false prophet changed the world.. Big as you please, he changed the civilized world. What are the strongest influences upon mankind today? They, are the Book of Revelation characters. The false prophet turned the known world on its ear. He began as a man and became a wizard, brewing up many a concoction. He is not the big or little beast (of Revelation chapter 13). But he Opens the fire for him, and gives him the 666. (Rev 6:12 and 13:11)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Discipleship

Luke 9:1 says "Jesus called together His twelve apostles and gave them complete power over all demons and diseases.." Which is how it reads in the bible version I'm reading right now. I was wondering if the original Greek word used here was "apostle" or "disciple" (because to me apostle means teacher and disciple means follower and student). It wasn't that easy however! For starting with the Greek concordance, I looked up "apostle" and found it was not used in Luke 9:1, but when I looked up "disciple" I found that wasn't used either(!) What was written originally was "And having called together the twelve he gave them power and authority over all the demons and diseases to heal.." (from the "Interlinear NASB-NIV Parallel New Testament in Greek and English"). I then thought to myself that "the twelve" is likely closer to "apostle" then "disciple". It's important because I presently know three people battling stage four cancers.
- All in all, I decided, I will continue my prayers and encouragement to them, because "apostle" or "disciple" Jesus said many times things like "what ever things you desire, when you pray, believe you have them and you shall have them.." and "where two or more agree in prayer as touching anything upon earth, my Father in heaven will hear them and give it to them.." (Well, these are paraphrased from my memory.. which is faulty at best and getting worse as I get older! But you get my drift I hope..)
- However, and in addition, when I went back to the concordance (Strong's Exhaustive) I found that apostle means "messenger" and "sent out"(one).. (And "disciple" is "learner, instructed one".)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Apocalypse??

Apocalypse began before Cain slew Abel.. before Adam and Eve disobeyed.. perhaps even before the first bound-to-occur rebel thought occurred (then ripened, in high angel Lucifer). It's possible Apocalypse (collapse) began when God endowed the ability to think - because included in the ability to think, is the ability to choose..

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Had A Dream

It's a habit of mine to have prayer and bible time outside or looking out a window. In my dream I was looking for a room with a window, saying "I have to find a room with a window", becoming more and more upset until in my dream I was breaking things and sobbing.. I don't usually have such dreams! Although the schedule has changed around here, and Quiet times have gotten much shorter!
- This of course is what I figured the dream was referring to. But some time later, as I was in prayer and bible time I realized it was about the human condition!
- The human condition versus The Art of Waiting upon God in (the) peace and Quietness..

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just What Is Hell, Besides a Mistranslation Which Should Read Death?

'Hell' was created, as 'hell' is commonly understood to be, very early on, but not by God! As a place of torment it has been a part of ancient Pagan (non-Hebrew) beliefs and reached its epiphany in Greece. But Israel acquainted "hellfire" with fiery (national) judgment. And Sheol, of course, the place of the dead, was the grave and the dust of - Isaiah 14:11; Genesis 3:19 (Philippians 2:10).
- "Hell" is being without God. But that can't happen! God is Life. Every little drop of Life is God - Genesis 1:1 - so to be without God is to not be. Period. "And the last thing to be vanquished is death" - 1 Corinthians 15:26. (The opposite of Life, is non-life.)
- Jude, in verse 7, said "the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.. is the example of eternal fire" - Jude 7. Is there flames and fire there now, where Sodom and Gomorrah once were? Rather it is mounds of dust and ashes. Revelation 19:3 speaks of destruction as a "smoke that rises forever and ever." It is an eternal lesson which is remembered forever and ever, and then some. The smoke (memory) of it will rise forever in our memory and psyche. We cannot walk away from God in any means or fashion, because God is both Life and Perfection. To turn from Him in any little thing is to cease to be. It's an eternal "note to self (a great gift) which says "CANNOT BE DONE".
- But this journey and lesson of hell (death) and hellfire, this narrative of God is/was unavoidable, unless God is creating an ant farm and robots. But He's not. He's of course creating the absolutely best thing possible, because He is, after all, Perfection. So the 'end' result of all this can only be Perfect. Nothing else is possible.