Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy New Year - Felix Sit Annus Novus

"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new", Revelation 21:5.

Seek those things which are above, see Colossians 3:1, and store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, see Matthew 6:20. To be "rich toward God", Luke 12:21, is accordingly when we are concerned with the eternal things of God. Through Jesus all believers have an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance reserved in heaven, see 1 Peter 1:4.

In the New Testament Christians are exhorted to not love the world or anything in the world, see 1 John 2:15, but to look for the "city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God", see Hebrews 11:10. Now then we trust "in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy", 1 Timothy 6:17.

Yes, our God is truly good and great, and gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Our God is even sometimes accused because of His great generosity towards us, but then He answers: "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?" - see Matthew 20:15. Thus God requires of Christians to have eyes which see what is truly beautiful and bright and precious and God-like. Then God's unexpected blessings to others will be seen in the light of the brightness of God's generosity as a precious treasure indeed.

"Ecce nova facio omnia", Revelation 21:5.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Merry Christmas - Felix Dies Nativitatis

"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people", Luke 1:68.

In the Amplified Bible Proverbs 13:11 reads as following: "Wealth not earned but won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use such riches will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase his riches". Now we know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, "that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich", 2 Corinthians 8:9.

When Jesus was newborn he was laid in a manger; because there was no room for him in the inn at Bethlehem, see Luke 2:7. But the heavenly angels praised God and said: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men", Luke 2:14. The question this Christmas is thus: do you have room for Jesus? In Revelation 3:20 Jesus Himself 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".

God "made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men, and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross", Philippians 2:7 - 8.

God's great gift to us is that as many as received Jesus, "to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name", see John 1:12.

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot", 1 Peter 1:18 - 19.

"In quo habemus redemptionem per sanguinem eius, remissionem peccatorum, secundum divitias gratiae eius", Ephesians 1:7.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Does The New Testament Recommend Gambling?

What does the New Testament really say about gambling?

Actually the New Testament recommends gambling. For instance the Roman soldiers, who crucified Jesus, cast lots for the vesture of Jesus "that the scripture might be fulfilled", see John 19:24.

In the Old Testament people cast lots about almost everything; see for example 1 Chronicles 26:13 - 14, and Nehemiah 10:34. In the New Testament the 11 remaining apostles prayed to Jesus for a new apostle and "gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles", Acts 1:23 - 26. The appointment of responsible persons to important offices should thus be based not on earlier performances, CVs, or such, but essentially by the casting of lots, according to the New Testament. And all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Thus the New Testament encourages gambling and gambling is accordingly not a sin.

In Proverbs 16:33 in the Old Testament it says: "The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord". There is however wise and unwise gambling. If you have a lot of knowledge concerning a certain football team and you make a bet with this team as a winner against a very poorly performing team you will almost certainly win your bet. But to gamble with more money than you can afford to lose is unwise. And if you win your bet it is also unwise to start to bet on every game that there is, without being almost 100% sure that the teams you bet on actually will win. We have however the freedom of choice, and the Lord said Himself that we always will have the poor with us, see Mark 14:7.

Everything in life involves a gamble. To own a business, to get married, to settle down in a new city, to invest in stocks, and to buy insurance, are all activities which are gambling. I always have a calculator in my pocket in order to calculate upcoming risks with different opportunities. If the outcome of an upcoming event is too risky we should abstain from getting involved. Gambling is not a question of moral or immoral. Gambling is pure business and nothing else. Some people are addicted to gambling and some businesses are going into bancruptcy, but this doesn't mean that business activities in general are evil or that gambling as a whole is unethical.

It is true that "the love of money is the root of all evil", 1 Timothy 6:10. And it is also true that around one third of all millionaire lottery winners end up in poverty. Christians should therefore behave as good stewards, see 1 Peter 4:10, and use property well, see Luke 12:42 - 44, and have great integrity, see 1 Corinthians 4:1 - 2.

"Si Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos?", Romans 8:31.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Jesus Wants Us To Be Both Wealthy And Healthy

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive", Matthew 21:22.

Yeah, God does exist! "Have faith in God", Mark 11:22. We can have whatever we want. In Mark 11:24 Jesus says: "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them", Mark 11:24.

And do not fear, because Jesus will give us the kingdom, see Luke 12:32. We get whatsoever we ask the Father in the name of Jesus, see John 16:23 - 24. Jesus states furthermore in John 14:14: "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it". We find however a condition for having our wishes fulfilled in John 15:7 - "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you".

The apostle John wrote: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth", 3 John 1:2.

Thus God wants us to be rich, and to both have material wealth and good health. Jesus sums up how to achieve this with the following words: "Fear not: believe only", Luke 8:50. In Philippians 4:19 we read: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus".

Do not forget that: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above", James 1:17, "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick", James 5:15. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much", see James 5:16.

"Non in pane solo vivet homo, sed in omni verbo, quod procedit de ore Dei", Matthew 4:4.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Who Is The Antichrist?

When it comes to the figure of The Antichrist there has always been a lot of wild speculations who this figure might be.

There are people who claim that The Antichrist is the American President, see http://www.bushisantichrist.com. One Pastor even claims that the evil country in the world is the US, see http://www.godhatesamerica.com, and that the evil people in the world is the Swedish people, see http://www.godhatessweden.com.

Of course absolutely nothing of this is true.

What does the New Testament really say then about the figure of Satan, who is The Antichrist?

1.) The throne of Satan is in Asia, and not in Texas, or in Sweden, Revelation 2:13.

2.) The country, which The New Testament suggests is the Evil Empire of Satan, is depicted by a star, Revelation 9:1, it has an army of 200 million soldiers, Revelation 9:16, and it is ¨a great red dragon¨, Revelation 12:3.

3.) Satan wants to make war with the seed of Abraham; in other words with Christians, Jews, and Arabs, see Revelation 12:17.

4.) The enemy is called "the kings of the east¨, see Revelation 16:12.

Thus The Antichrist is neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Muslim.

It is true that neither Jews nor Muslims accept Jesus as their God. It is also true that the Jews and the Muslims do not get their inspiration from the New Testament, but from the Old Testament, or the Quran. However, this does not mean that we should treat Jews and Muslims as enemies, since they earnestly search for what is good and honest.

Myself, I love to eat pork, and I love to drink Belgian beer like Duvel.

I feel sorry for those who feel restricted by religious dogmas to eat, drink and clothe themselves as they would like to. I also feel sorry for those who feel prohibited by their religious beliefs to visit a doctor when they are ill, or to have a blood transfusion when needed, see Matthew 9:12. I also feel sorry for the 3 million little girls who are circumcised in the world every year.

There is an incontestable rivalry between Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But it is just that - rivalry and nothing more. We are of the same flesh and blood, and we should accept that democracy comes first, and that religion comes in as second in our everyday life.

When it comes to the Evil Antichrist Empire, it has nothing to do with the wonderful Russian people, with America, with the Pope, or with Germany, as sometimes suggested.

The problem with Christianity today is that we no longer can distinguish good from evil. This is the reason why some call America the Great Satan, or accuse President Bush, or Prince Charles, to be The Antichrist. Both the US and Great Britain are great countries and true blessings in our world.

This is not a perfect world, but since the throne of Satan is in Asia we should consider how we can help the people there to achieve democracy, liberty and happiness, since those poor fellows there obviously are under the yoke of very evil forces such as atheistic communism.

"Semper gaudete", 1 Thessalonians 5:16.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Jesus And The Mark Of The Beast

Banknotes are hopelessly outdated.

The events these last weeks in Europe, where heavily armed gangs have attacked and exploded cash depots and money transports clearly shows that we must move rapidly to get rid of cash money and to replace it.

The strike of the Transport Union in Sweden has ended. Now, the cash machines there will once again be available to the public. However, the Swedish government has decided to take into consideration to eliminate all banknotes worth more than the equivalent of 5 dollars for reasons of the safety of those who transport the money.

Here in Belgium the discussion is not at the same level yet, but it is just a question of time before it will be. All the recent bomb attacks on money transports shows how urgent it is to find a solution. It is not fun for the Transport Unions to have their members killed all the time during money transports.

I have no knowledge of the situation in the US, but maybe it is much safer there to walk around with cash, than here in Europe.

Anyway, cash money is disappearing as prophecied in the Bible. Does this mean that we will have to accept the mark of the beast money? No, not at all. There are alternatives like credit cards.

However, we are warned of coming days when "no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name", Revelation 13:17, "in their right hand, or in their foreheads", Revelation 13:16.

Why should we then remain faithful to Jesus, and not accept the coming mark of the beast, see Revelation 14:12?

Some of the reasons why we shouldn't accept the coming mark of the beast are that: 1.) he who accepts the mark of the beast "shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God", Revelation 14:10, and, 2.) be subject to "a noisome and grievous sore", Revelation 16:2, and finally, 3.) be cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone, see Revelation 19:20.

The followers of Jesus, who will not worship the beast nor his image nor will receive his character on their foreheads or in their hands, will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years, see Revelation 20:4.

"Et nolite timere eos, qui occidunt corpus, animam autem non possunt occidere; sed potius eum timete, qui potest et animam et corpus perdere in gehenna", Matthew 10:28.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Jesus And Our Future On Planet Mars

What did Jesus mean when He said: "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost", Luke 19:10? The apostle Peter confirms that "the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up", 2 Peter 3:10.

Revelation 16:8 talks about a vial which is poured upon the Sun, with the result that men are scorched with fire. The Earth is also likened to "the lake of fire and brimstone", see Revelation 20:10, and that we should flee from it and from the future "wrath", since our planet will be cast into the fire, see Luke 3:7, 9.

The average temperature of our planet has risen with 4°C during the last ten years. 500 million years ago Venus had a climate similar to ours here on Earth. Venus used to be a very pleasant planet, and to have a tropical atmosphere. Now the average surface temperature on Venus is 467°C or 872°F!.

The same thing which happened to Venus will now happen to our dear planet Earth as well. The reason for this is that the expansion of our Sun goes faster and faster. It is true that man is polluting the Earth, but the Earth will nevertheless be swallowed up by the Sun. And sooner than expected. Average global temperatures will rise substantially faster than anticipated.

Therefore we must turn our hearts to the children and to the survival of future generations. What is most important is our posterity. Therefore we should look up towards Mars, and lift up our heads; compare with Luke 21:28.

Mars is indeed the new Earth of Revelation 21:1, and due to the Sun's accelerated expansion toward us the climate on Mars will be very pleasant sooner than we can imagine today.

Mars represents the future of human civilization, and therefore we need settlements on Mars as soon as possible. The whole idea behind the Bible - and especially behind the New Testament - is to save humanity from the coming destruction of our planet.

"Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus omnipotens, qui erat et qui est et qui venturus est!", Revelation 4:8.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Why Didn't Jesus Write Down The Bible Himself?

Because there are no trees on Mars!?

We are the epistles of Christ, "written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God", see 2 Corinthians 3:3.

Moses and the Vikings used to write on stones. It used to take a very long time to carve a few words on a rock.

In school we used to be given paper and pen and children in some backward countries still are trained in the skills of using paper and pen.

In the light of modern technology we now use computers in the education of the young. 4 - 8 year old school kids in Scandinavia now write several pages long essays with the help of modern technology instead of having to fight with single letters, which would take them forever to write down on a piece of paper.

From carving a few words on rocks, we developed and started to use paper and pen. Now we continue our development with the use of computers and other modern devices.

Jesus blotted out the handwriting, and took it out of the way, and He nailed it to His cross, see Colossians 2:14. But it is only now that we really understand how right He was in doing this.

"Et iterum se inclinans scribebat in terra", John 8:8.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Where Is The Kingdom Of God?

We all know the famous prayer of our Lord in Matthew 6:9 - 13: "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

The word heaven here also means Mars. Mars is thus the kingdom of God. "The gospel of the kingdom", is about healing all manner of sickness and disease, see Matthew 4:23. God wants us to be completely perfect, see Matthew 5:48. The reason for God to want us in heaven and on Mars is that there are too many stumblingblocks on earth for perpetual bliss and health here. Planet Earth is also an unhealthy an unstable place to be on for humanity. We must look forward and think of the coming generations.

Through research and development we grow in flexibility and solidarity and our spiritual and material needs will also be met. Because when we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness on Mars, all good things will be added to us, see Matthew 6:33. God never forget the fowls of the air, and we are better than the fowls, see Matthew 6:26. We also have the promise that: "my God will supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus", Philippians 4:19.

I grew up in Stockholm in Sweden and I still remember watching the television - at the age of 10 - when the American Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. When the astronaut stepped on the Moon's surface I think that the whole world came to a standstill and that everybody at least for a moment felt American whether living here in Europe or elsewhere. What a fantastic moment that was!

Well, time goes on and now Mars waits for us. Nothing is impossible for us because God wants us to experience all good things. As it is written: "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose", Romans 8:28. I have never been in Italy, but I know that all who are in Rome are God's beloved and called to be saints, see Romans 1:7.

We have an interesting political election coming up in Europe for the Presidency - in neighbouring France - in 2007 (I live in Belgium). The ruling President in France - Mr Jacques Chirac - will be replaced by the heir to the French crown, the Bourbon Henri, the Count of Paris. Both Sweden and Belgium have had only a handful of kings on the throne in the last two centuries, which have created unprecedented times of wealth, continuity and happiness for these countries.

Even if France - unfortunately - still is a republic - like the U.S., Greece, and Italy - the election of a great King to President in France will create great opportunities for further space exploration and us going to Mars, where the Kingdom of Jesus is.

We can only congratulate the French people for all the good things they will get with a true King ruling.

"Omnes honorate, fraternitatem diligite, Deum timete, regem honorificate", 1 Peter 2:17.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Jesus And Mars Exploration

Jesus raises Mars outlook, see John 18:36.

The universe is continually expanding and evolving. Now there are some church denominations which try to suck Christian believers into a fool's bargain over the coming rapture. The exploration of Mars and the coming exodus to Mars needs a groundwork of change here on Earth.

In order to buy support for church liberalization changes, a little bit of scapegoatery from traditional church denominations is good, as long as it doesn't go too far. In other words: listen politely - and good afternoon Antichrist!

We have the fundamental ability and knowledge to make a smooth transition from the current terrible Mars conditions to warm and excellent conditions up there, because: "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God", Luke 18:27. Life forms which originated on Mars independently of the terrestrial biosphere makes it also easier for the Christian movement to further argue our case for colonizing Mars.

It is time for schools in the various countries of the world to stop wasting time on history and geography education, which is worthless knowledge anyway. What is needed is widespread technological knowledge.

Why not give the Nobel Prize for The Best Space Travel Or The Best Space Exploration Of The Year - instead of the Nobel Prize in Literature?

"Ego dixi: Dii estis¨, John 10:34.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

We Are Citizens Of The Heavenly Kingdom Of Mars

Global climate changes on Mars proves man's divinity.

Life itself on Earth is an import from Mars. This is one of the reasons why the first persons in the Bible lived so long. Once water also was present in abundance on Mars. Humanity is now about to find unity with its divine Martian ground.

Mars is seismically active and has changed much over millions of years. You cannot expect everything that ever lived to have been preserved perfectly for all time. Nature just simply works. It has no ifs, no buts, or no maybes. It just gets on with it.

In Jesus God became man, thus making us partakers of the divine nature, see 2 Peter 1:4. Since we now are ¨joint-heirs with Christ¨, see Romans 8:17, we should ¨rejoice in the Lord alway¨, Philippians 4:4. In this way we find unity with our divine Martian origin, since Jesus is the universal redeemer and Savior, see John 1:3 and Matthew 28:18.

God is the creator of life because Jesus is the creator of the evolution, see Hebrews 1:2. What we consider to be tragic or evil is part of the evolutionary process. Some call this evolutionary baggage ¨original sin¨. Human failure has a certain statistical inevitability about it, but chance itself is an evolutionary prerequisite for the emergence of human freedom.

I am sure we all will be able to hear and see more about this - on our Nokia or Ericsson mobile phones - as Elijah will prophesy about this in the sight of every person, as it has been promised, see Revelation 11:9.

Mars is God's coming kingdom. From there we will continue to act because there are certainly other forms of intelligent life in the universe, which may need redemption as badly as ourselves. They need also to hear the good news of God - the creator of the entire universe - which is the figure of Jesus Christ, compare with Mark 16:15.

Now since Jesus is the creator of the evolution, we should all be ¨passers-by¨, as the apostle Thomas recorded Jesus to have urged us to be - according to Christian tradition - see the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas, Logion 42.

This world is a bridge. Humans were intended to be passers-by, and not to settle our dwelling place here on Earth or to be too affected to the Earth, see Matthew 6:19. In this context it is also interesting to note that the word Hebrew means migrant and that God promised to dwell with the Hebrews, see 2 Corinthians 6:16.

Christians are strangers and sojourners on Earth, see 1 Corinthians 7:31, 1 John 2:17, and 1 Peter 1:1. ¨Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day¨, 2 Corinthians 4:16, and ¨we shall all be changed¨, 1 Corinthians 15:51, because ¨flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption¨, 1 Corinthians 15:50.

The scientists agree as well that only Mars offers a plausible habitat for humanity beyond Earth.

Through Jesus we now ¨have access by one Spirit unto the Father¨, see Ephesians 2:18.

The first man Adam became a living being, but Jesus became a life-giving spirit. First came the natural, and then came the spiritual. The first man, Adam, was of the Earth, and he was made of dust. The second man, Jesus, is from Mars, and He is the Lord. As was the man of dust, so also are those made of dust. And as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are heavenly. These facts are to be found in 1 Corinthians 15:45 - 48. This means that the heavenly man is Jesus Christ, and that Jesus Christ is God, ¨and as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly¨, 1 Corinthians 15:49, and we will be eternal, clad with power, and worshipped.

We are called ¨the sons of God¨, 1 John 3:2, and we will be kings and priests in the Martian kingdom, see Revelation 5:10 - which is The New Earth of Revelation 21:1 - since we will have absolute authority to rule and to mediate. We will not be a shadow of God - but we will be God too! Now we are only heirs, but in the future we shall be God, see Romans 8:14 - 17. When we are God we will also be immortal, see 1 Corinthians 15:54. This is why Jesus said concerning us ¨Ye are gods¨, John 10:34, and this is also the reason why He is called ¨KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS¨, see Revelation 19:16.

Furthermore it is written that the sufferings of this present time not are worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us, see Romans 8:18, for ¨our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory¨, 2 Corinthians 4:17.

For our citizenship is in heaven on Mars, see Philippians 3:20.

¨Noster enim municipatus in caelis est, unde etiam salvatorem exspectamus Dominum Iesum Christum¨, Philippians 3:20.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

What Should We Expect From Mars?

It is time for mankind to take the next step outward - the giant leap to Mars.

Jesus works for "the restitution of all things", Acts 3:21, since He created all things, see Colossians 1:16. Jesus is the express "image of the invisible God", Colossians 1:15, "the firstborn of every creature", and all things are put "under him, that God may be all in all", 1 Corinthians 15:28.

To leave our own solar system is no easy thing, but Mars in our own solar system is waiting for us to come as it is written: "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven", 1 Corinthians 15:47. So what God did in Jesus is accordingly far greater and exceedingly far more powerful than what Satan did in Adam.

Therefore must he that comes to God believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him, see Hebrews 11:6.

The giant leap to Mars will happen and it will be very exciting. It will also increase our knowledge of God, see Colossians 1:10.

"Si quis ergo in Christo, nova creatura; vetera transierunt, ecce, facta sunt nova", 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Which is “the sign of the Son of man in heaven”?

When Jesus was born there was a ¨sign of the Son of man in heaven¨, Matthew 24:30. This sign is the ¨star¨ - Mars - seen by the wise men, see Matthew 2:2. This ¨star¨ looked like the symbol for Mars, and it is also the sign of ¨man¨. When magic is treated as real, darkness has no power over it. He who knows the beginning also knows the end.

Jesus ¨was taken up¨ to Mars, Acts 1:9, and He is caught up ¨to His throne¨, Revelation 12:5. Stephen - when he was full of the Holy Spirit - saw the heavens opened, and the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing on the right hand of God, see Acts 7:55 - 56. This means that the coming of the Son of Man - from Mars - not is His coming down to Earth, but us coming up to God.

From the throne of God Jesus calls on us to ¨Come up hither!¨, Revelation 4:1. When Elijah has finished to witness from Jerusalem that all on the great planet Earth will perish, people will feel tormented, but they will all ultimately hear the voice of Jesus from heaven which says: ¨Come up hither!¨, Revelation 11:12.

Now in Mark 13:31 Jesus tells us that ¨heaven and earth shall pass away¨, see also Luke 21:33.

The purpose of the great tribulation is therefore threefold: 1. To bring to conclusion ¨the times of the Gentiles¨, see Luke 21:24. 2. To restore Israel, see Acts 1:6. 3. And 3. to save humanity and get us off this planet, which is doomed to destruction, see Revelation 21:1.

We will be able to see God ¨face to face¨, see 1 Corinthians 13:12, when the heavenly glory will be revealed to us, see Romans 8:18, which Jesus has prepared for us, see 1 Corinthians 2:9. We are now ¨all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus¨, and therefore all believers are saved, see Galatians 3:26 - 29.

In Matthew 6:20 Jesus tells us to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven, since He had ¨beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven¨ down to Earth, see Luke 10:18. Now, Satan is expelled from heaven and cast down to Earth, see Revelation 12:9, and Jesus, the Son of Man, has ascended up to heaven and Mars, see John 3:13. There Jesus is preparing places for us and eagerly waits to receive us, so that where He is we may be also, see John 14:2 - 3.

Jesus prophesied about the ¨evil servant¨, see Matthew 24:48, and saw all the victorious people coming out of ¨great tribulation¨, Revelation 7:14. The great day of the wrath of the Lamb is approaching, see Revelation 6:16 - 17, and the Old Testament prophet Isaiah said about this day: ¨Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down¨, Isaiah 24:1.

Jesus saw problems with the coming Exodus to Mars for those who are pregnant and since this longest journey in man's history will take place on the sabbath day, see Matthew 24:19 - 21. Jesus therefore said that the sabbath was made for man - for the Exodus to Mars - and not man for the sabbath, see Mark 2:27. All this talking about the sabbath proves further that our stargate to Mars is located to modern Jerusalem. However, Jesus affirmed that it would take time before He earnestly would be worshipped in Jerusalem, see John 4:21.

¨And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days¨, see Mark 13:20. Thus the timeframe to get everything in place for the Exodus from Earth to Mars is 1260 days, according to Revelation 11:3.

The sign of the Son of man in heaven - Jesus - is accordingly the sign for the planet Mars.

The servants of Jesus shall see His face; and His name shall be on their foreheads, see Revelation 22:4.

¨Et inhabitantes terram gaudent super illis et iucundantur et munera mittent invicem, quoniam hi duo prophetae cruciaverunt eos, qui inhabitant super terram¨, Revelation 11:10.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Mars Proves That Jesus Is God

When Jesus declared concerning Himself that ¨I and my Father are one¨, John 10:30, the apostle Philip got curious and asked Jesus to show them the Father in order to satisfy the apostles, see John 14:8. Then Jesus replied and said: ¨Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?¨, see John 14:9.

In Colossians 2:9 the apostle Paul affirms that Jesus is God and that all the fullness of God dwells in Jesus in bodily form. In Hebrews 1:3 Paul furthermore points out that Jesus is the exact manifestation and image of God.

The apostle Peter in his turn said concerning Jesus that: ¨Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved¨, Acts 4:12. Paul wrote in his turn concerning Jesus' return that we should be ¨Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ¨, Titus 2:13. The apostle Peter furthermore underscored the divinity of Jesus by confirming the righteousness of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, see 2 Peter 1:1.

The apostle John calls Jesus ¨the Word¨, and when he spoke of the beginning of all things he concluded that ¨the Word was God¨, John 1:1. When the spiritual eyes of the apostle Thomas finally were opened he burst out and said to Jesus: ¨My Lord and my God!¨, see John 20:28. This is also in line with the words of Paul in Romans 9:5, where he says that ¨Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen¨.

We have a very interesting relation between the symbol for the planet Mars - which is the symbol for ¨man¨ and for Jesus - and the alchemical symbol of the element iron. We know that Jesus will rule all the nations with a ¨rod of iron¨, see Revelation 12:5 and 19:15, and that also all the overcomers indeed will be corulers with Jesus and get a ¨rod of iron¨, see Revelation 2:27.

He who knows who Jesus is, knows the attributes of Mars. He who knows the attributes of Mars, knows the qualities of iron.

It is not until recently we have come to understand that Mars is our future home for humanity. God promised us eternal life, and He cannot lie, see Titus 1:2. Therefore Jesus said concerning the believers: ¨blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed¨, John 20:29.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever, see Hebrews 13:8.

In Romans 11:1 we learn that God has not cast away His people Israel, the Jewish people. In Romans 10:12 we read that there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, between Israel and Greece. The Greeks got the Greek oracles and to the Jewish people God committed the ¨oracles of God¨, which is the Old Testament, see Romans 3:2. Now the Old Testament prophet Isaiah did foresee Jesus, and he called Him among other things ¨The Mighty God¨ and ¨The Everlasting Father¨, see Isaiah 9:6. This further confirms that Jesus is God.

Matthew 1:23 also shows that Jesus is God since He should be called ¨God with us¨ - ¨Emmanuel¨ - and we know that the Jewish culture names people for what they are.

In the same way that the Jewish people needs the Greek people as a backup, see John 10:16, now humanity on Earth needs Mars as a backup planet. This is a most important thing since we know that the Earth will be completely destroyed, see 2 Peter 3:10 and Revelation 20:10 - 11, but that Mars will be our new home, see 2 Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21:1.

Now Jesus Christ, who is ¨the true God, and eternal life¨, see 1 John 5:20, has pointed out Mars as the paradise and the future dwelling place for mankind, see Revelation 21:23. By our faith in Jesus our victory is granted - our future on Mars is assured - and this world is overcome, see 1 John 5:4, ¨thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ¨, see 1 Corinthians 15:57.

The early Christians also believed that Jesus Christ is God.
So Ignatius, 30 - 107 AD, spoke about ¨Jesus Christ our God¨ in his letters. Tatian, 110 - 172 AD wrote: ¨We do not act as fools, O Greeks, nor utter idle tales when we announce that God was born in the form of man¨. Irenaeus, 120 - 202 AD, wrote that Jesus is ¨perfect God and perfect man¨. And this list of people from the early Church, who believed that Jesus Christ is God, goes on endlessly...

The answer to all our questions is therefore Jesus, and without Him we can do nothing, see John 15:5.

¨quia in ipso inhabitat omnis plenitudo divinitatis corporaliter¨, Colossians 2:9.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Mars Is New Jerusalem - The Holy City

Even Abraham looked for a city, ¨whose builder and maker is God¨, see Hebrews 11:10, because ¨Jerusalem which is above is free¨, Galatians 4:26.

Jesus made all things, see John 1:3, and promised to prepare a place for us, and that He would come again and receive us, see John 14:2 - 3. Therefore we are urged to not be ¨conformed to this world¨, Romans 12:2, since Satan is ¨the god of this world¨, 2 Corinthians 4:4, now that ¨the kingdom of God is at hand¨, Mark 1:15. God our Saviour ¨will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth¨, 2 Timothy 2:3 - 4. However, those who follow Satan ¨shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God¨, Revelation 14:10, and the holy angels will see ¨the smoke of their torment¨, Revelation 14:11.

The Christians are very blessed, see Revelation 1:3, and until all the servants of God are sealed, the earth and the sea will not be hurt, see Revelation 7:3.

¨The prince of the power of the air¨ and his followers ¨the children of disobedience¨, Ephesians 2:2, that dwells ¨where Satan's seat is¨, Revelation 2:13, where the star fell from heaven unto the earth, see Revelation 9:1, will of course be ¨cast into the lake of fire and brimstone¨, Revelation 20:10.

Jesus came to cast fire upon the earth, see Luke 12:49, so that we ¨may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height¨, Ephesians 3:18. This is the heavenly Jerusalem which ¨lieth foursquare¨, Revelation 21:16, and is measured after a man, ¨that is of the angel¨, Revelation 21:17. Jesus promised He would draw all men unto Him to Mars, see John 12:32, and reign for ever and ever, see Revelation 11:15. Jesus has furthermore made us ¨kings and priests¨, Revelation 5:10, also forever, Revelation 22:5.

We have learned about the world to come, see Matthew 12:32, and of the ages to come, see Ephesians 2:7, and how the Earth and the heaven will flee away, see Revelation 20:11. The glorious liberty belong to the children of God on Mars, Romans 8:21,. Like Elijah we will hear the heavenly voice of our Lord Jesus calling upon us ¨Come up hither!¨, Revelation 11:12.

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun - the mysterious cubic stone in space - from where the King rules, and where He will dwell with us, see Revelation 21:3. The believer will receive ¨the crown of life¨, James 1:12, ¨the hidden manna¨, Revelation 2:17, and ¨the white stone¨, Revelation 2:17. Therefore we should ¨press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus¨, Philippians 3:14.

¨Jesus is gone into heaven¨, 1 Peter 3:22, and has proven that He is the Almighty, Matthew 28:18. In the Old Testament on the other hand Moses turned a rod into a serpent and ¨fled from before it¨, Exodus 4:3, because his God was a burning bush, see Exodus 3:2, until he in obscurity was buried in the land of Moab, see Deuteronomy 34:6, after killing most of his followers in the desert. In the same way Judas was utterly cast down and ¨burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out¨, Acts 1:18. Moses saw the serpent coming out of Him, but still never understood what he was. Judas was in charge of the money and at the end he understood what he had done ¨and went and hang himself¨, Matthew 27:5.

Do we recognize that Jesus is ¨the chief corner stone¨, Ephesians 2:20 - the ¨King of Kings and Lord of Lords¨ - Revelation 19:16, and that Mars, which is described in Revelation 21:16 - 17, is heavenly Jerusalem?

¨Omnis Scriptura divinitus inspirata est et utilis ad docendum, ad arguendum, ad corrigendum, ad erudientum in iustitia, ut perfectus sit homo Dei, ad omne opus bonum instructus¨, 2 Timothy 3:16 - 17.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Mars Is The New Earth

¨We shall all be changed¨, 1 Corinthians 15:51. This mystery will be fulfilled when we put on immortality, see 1 Corinthians 15:53. In Adam all die here on Earth, but in Christ shall all be made alive on Mars, see 1 Corinthians 15:22. If we shall judge angels and aliens, how much more shall we not judge this world, see 1 Corinthians 6:2 - 3?

Now Satan, ¨the prince of this world is judged¨, see John 16:11 and Matthew 4:10, and ¨cast out¨, John 12:31. Yeah, Satan is even ¨cast out into the earth¨, Revelation 12:9.

Since Earth is Satan's last frontier, and that he is "come down¨ to here ¨having great wrath¨, Revelation 12:12, we would all be lost if not Jesus had shown the way up to His throne on Mars, see Revelation 12:5, from where He calls out to us: ¨Come up hither!¨, Revelation 4:1.

Not all will be saved but ¨the one shall be taken, and the other left¨, see Matthew 24:40 - 41.

We know that Jesus is the truth and the life. Through Jesus all secrets are revealed and we also have everlasting life through Him, see Colossians 1:13, 2:3, and John 3:16. However, which is the most important thing Jesus mentions first in John 14:6? It is that He is the way. But the way to where? To paradise and to Mars of course! Jesus is namely the ¨firstborn among many brethren¨, Romans 8:29.

The way to Mars, that way up, is the smart way!

Jesus showed us the way up to Mars, but warned that it is a difficult way not many can take as he confirmed: ¨where I am, thither ye cannot come¨, John 7:34, because ¨narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life¨, Matthew 7:14. Nevertheless, He calls out to us from Mars with the encouraging words: ¨Come up hither!¨, Revelation 4:1, since He knows that Mars is the New Earth, and that this Old Earth ultimately is the ¨Lake of Fire¨, see Revelation 20:15 and 2 Peter 3:10.

Now this heaven and Earth shall pass away, but we will preserve the New Testament and the words of Jesus forever, and this is a sure promise, see Matthew 24:35, because Jesus promised it, see also Acts 2:39.

The reason for Jesus going down to Hell and thus visiting us was to ¨come to seek and to save that which was lost¨, Luke 19:10. Now Earth is a place of separation from God, and of unsatisfied desires. Our planet is also a place of suffering. This is why Jesus descended here into Hell to preach in the presence of ¨the rulers of the darkness of this world¨, Ephesians 6:12, in the place of ¨everlasting punishment¨, see Matthew 25:46, and ¨everlasting destruction¨, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, which is the fiery ¨furnace of fire¨, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, see Matthew 13:42.

Now Jesus, who is ¨the author and finisher of our faith¨, Hebrews 12:2, promised to those who overcome that they will sit with Him on His throne on Mars - the New Earth -, see Revelation 3:21.

¨Et vidi caelum novum at terram novam; primum enim caelum et prima terra abierunt, et mare iam non est¨, Revelation 21:1.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

¨We Are More Than Conquerors¨ - Romans 8:37

When the astronomers came to see Jesus as a newborn baby in Bethlehem, they said they wanted to see the King of the Jews, for they had seen His star in the east, see Matthew 2:1 - 2. This star - the star of Jesus - is actually Mars. The New Testament ministers are like ¨a flame of fire¨, Hebrews 1:7, and ¨our God is a consuming fire¨, Hebrews 12:29, because in righteousness He makes war, see Revelation 19:11.

Jesus promises us to have power over the nations, Revelation 2:26, and to receive the ¨morning star¨ as a gift as a result of our faith, Revelation 2:28. Furthermore, in Revelation 4:1 we hear the command to ¨Come up hither!¨, and in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 we successfully travel to live and to spend eternity with our Lord Jesus on Mars. This is very good news indeed.

Jesus proclaimed that: ¨My kingdom is not of this world¨, John 18:36, and gave us also the promise to inherit the Martian kingdom, see Matthew 25:34, ¨as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him¨, 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Thanks to Mars the human race will survive. With the human race on more than one planet it will be impossible to exterminate us.

The space age has replaced the stone age. So now we have no choice: it is Mars - or nothing, see 2 Peter 3:10 - 13. Therefore we have received eternal life through Jesus, see 1 John 5:11, and ¨a kingdom which cannot be moved¨, Hebrews 12:28.

With Jesus, there is also no more need to be too superstitious, see Acts 17:22.

¨Sed in his omnibus supervincimus per eum, qui dilexit nos¨, Romans 8:37.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Why Should We Colonize Mars?

In the book of Revelation we read: ¨And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea¨, Revelation 21:1. We know that Jesus ¨made the worlds¨, see Hebrews 1:2, and we also know that ¨the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up¨, 2 Peter 3:10.

Of course Elijah, who sits at the right hand of the Lord Jesus, must witness first, Matthew 17:11, during 1260 days, see Revelation 11:3, before he - like Jesus - is crucified in Jerusalem ¨where also our Lord was crucified¨, Revelation 11:8, and then rise up on the fourth day, Revelation 11:11. Subsequently Elijah will live on Mars together with us, and then we will eventually travel from Mars to visit Earth as Jude mentions, see Jude 1:14, and http://www.dccsa.com/greatjoy/Elijrain.htm.

I remember when I first met Elijah in Athens, Greece, in 1989. He had come back from Moscow in Russia, where he had witnessed for Jesus to Michail Gorbachev. At that time I was a rather young man with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Stockholm, in Sweden, and I had just come back to visit Europe after a sejour in New Orleans in 1988 and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1989. 1990 I went back to the States and to New York, and I still remember my dear Bible class friends Tamias and Gina, as well as the brave and wise priest Arthur N. Pappas, in the Upper West Side ¨Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation¨. Since then I have worked with medicine for two hospitals in Sweden, successfully sold ads and subscriptions for newspapers, and now I basically work as a technician and live with my family in Belgium since more than 5 years.

Anyway, there are several reasons why it is urgent to colonize Mars. First, the New Testament urges us to do so. Jesus wants us to ¨preach the gospel to every creature¨ in the Universe, see Mark 16:15. Jesus also prophesied about us traveling to the Moon and living on Mars, see Luke 21:25.

The main reason why we should colonize Mars is because successful extraterrestrial colonization would make life easier and speedup technology. In order for us humans to survive as a species we can protect ourselves much better if we do the Universe more redundant. Sooner or later we must anyway leave Earth. Earth is our cradle and not our destiny.

Without a Mars colonization program humanity will be as extinct as the dinosaurs. When we see the Asteroid coming it will be too late to leave this planet! If we move out of the Earth it is not because we want to but because we have to. Nuclear wars, great earthquakes, famines, pestilences, monster hurricanes etc, see Luke 21:10 - 11, and Revelation 16:3, 18, is the reason for our going. We are colonists like our remote ancestors and we look upon this world as a bridge towards a better future with a better environment.

We need to colonize Mars not for political prestige or military power, but because we are in a desperate race against disaster. Our Lord Jesus has promised us victory and we know that ¨with God nothing shall be impossible¨, Luke 1:37.

This generation is the crucial generation, see Matthew 24:34 and Acts 2:40, because this is now the great and short moment when we have the resources to get mankind off this planet. Soon we will face a world with 15 billion or so more people where we will face a daily battle to fight to stay alive and without resources to go into space and get rich. Mankind does not live on Earth. Man lives in the Universe. We have only advantages of space colonization and especially the colonization of Mars. We should listen to what our instincts are trying to tell us. Not only is Mars the future home for mankind, but it also is a tremendous challenge and Mars is worth a whole lot of money.

Mars is very similar to the planet Earth. A day on Mars is 24.5 hours long and it has as much land area as the Earth. Mars has water at the polar caps, and it have seasons and similar rotational patterns as the Earth. The thin Martian atmosphere and the temperature differences between night and day are problems we can solve with our advanced technology. We can turn Mars into our solar system's most hospitable planet for humans. Mars is the right place for our expanding technological civilization. Now is the right time to colonize Mars! What are we waiting for?

¨Non, dico vobis, sed nisi paenitentiam egeritis, omnes similiter peribitis¨, Luke 13:3.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Why Should We Mind Our Own Business?

In 1 Thessalonians 4:11 we are given instructions to support ourselves: ¨And that ye study to be quiet and, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you¨. The reason for this exhortation is that some people think that Jesus' return is so imminent that they need to quit working. But by so doing they are adding to those who need to be supported by those who are working. Now we should work so that we can stand with integrity and ¨walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing¨, 1 Thessalonians 4:12. This in order to help support those who cannot work, and to ourselves ¨have lack of nothing¨. This is the actual meaning with the words in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 that we should mind our own business.

We can profit greatly from the instruction in 1 Thessalonians 4:11. First we are encouraged to ¨study to be quiet¨. The underlying theme here is tranquility of spirit. By self-control our lives are characterized by inner peace and strength. Then we are exhorted to mind our own business. This gives us the possibility to take care of our own needs and also of those who depend upon us. Accordingly it is stated: ¨But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel¨, 1 Timothy 5:8.

As entrepreneurs we become key driving forces in our economy. To become an owner means to be able to shape and control one's own destiny in today's globalized world. In order for us to have entrepreneurial success we need passion, luck, and a willingness to risk everything. With Jesus and the New Testament we are on the victorious road.

¨Renati non ex semine corruptibili sed incorruptibili per verbum Dei vivum et permanens¨, 1 Peter 1:23.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

What Do They Sing In Revelation 15:3 - 4?

What do those who have been victorious over the beast - and over his image, and over the number of his name - sing in Revelation 15:3 - 4? And why is this song called the song of Moses and of the Lamb, see Revelation 15:3?

In Revelation 15:3 the overcomers of the great tribulation sing praises concerning the ¨great and marvellous¨works and the ¨just and true¨ ways of the Lord Jesus.

This is done as those victorious persons remember the first canticle of Moses - pronounced after the passage of the Red Sea - where the Old Testament Lord is said to be ¨doing wonders¨, Exodus 15:11. In the second canticle of Moses, in Deuteronomy 32:4, all the ways of the Old Testament Lord are said to be ¨judgment¨.

Does this mean that Moses is holy? No, not at all, but quite to the contrary. Revelation 15:4 states namely concerning Jesus that ¨thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest¨. Thus only Jesus is holy, which also is confirmed by Jesus' words ¨be of good cheer; I have overcome the world¨, John 16:33. Jesus is in other words the way, the truth and the life, and there is salvation in no one else, see John 14:6 and Acts 4:12.

We remember that Moses had put a vail over his face, ¨that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished¨, 2 Corinthians 3:13. Now that which is abolished is the Old Testament ministry of death, see 2 Corinthians 3:7, for ¨Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law¨, Galatians 3:13, in abolishing ¨the law of commandments¨, Ephesians 2:15. On the one hand Moses described the righteousness which is of the law, but now on the other hand ¨Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth¨, Romans 10:4 - 5.

Unfortunately the minds of the followers of the Mosaic law are blinded: ¨for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ¨, 2 Corinthians 3:14. One of the reasons for the New Testament is to set to liberty those who are captive under the Old Testament law, see 2 Corinthians 3:17. The law and the prophets were until John the Baptist, see Luke 16:16, but even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart, nevertheless when they shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away, see 2 Corinthians 3:15 - 16.

Jesus said that all the Old Testament prophets were thieves and robbers, see John 10:8 - 10, but Moses was as well a cold blooded murderer, and he even killed an Egyptian and hid him in the sand, see Exodus 2:12 and Acts 7:24.

The Israelite exodus from Egypt included more than 2 million persons - women and children included - even if the Old Testament obviously only considers the 600 000 Israelite men worth to be counted, Exodus 12:37. Only two persons survived the exodus and entered into Israel, Joshua and Caleb, see Numbers 32:12. What kind of leadership is that, which has all the millions of your own people killed, except two men? The consequences of Moses' bad leadership and evil doctrine is still seen today.

¨So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation¨, Hebrews 9:28. Because we are no longer under the laws of Moses as it is written: ¨For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast¨, Ephesians 2:8 - 9.

Accordingly we now are ¨looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearance of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ¨, Titus 2:13.

¨Magna et mirabilia opera tua,
Domine, Deus omnipotens;
iustae et verae viae tuae,
Rex gentium!
Quis non timebit, Domine,
et glorificabit nomen tuum?
Quia solus Sanctus,
quoniam omnes gentes venient
et adorabunt in conspectu tuo,
quoniam iudicia tua manifestata sunt¨,
Revelation 15:3 - 4.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Was Moses A Devil Worshipper?

The symbol of Satan is the serpent as it is written: ¨And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world¨, Revelation 12:9.

Now, Moses used the serpent as a religious symbol, and he ¨made a serpent of brass¨, Numbers 21:9. But then, why did Moses make this serpent? The answer to this question is that the Old Testament God told Moses: ¨Make thee a fiery serpent¨, Numbers 21:8.

Does this mean that the Old Testament God is the Devil and that the Old Testament Moses was a Devil worshipper?

Obviously it does.

As so many times before ¨Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel¨, 1 Chronicles 21:1. Now, by which name is Satan called in the Old Testament? Satan is in fact called ¨Lord¨ in the Old Testament, and it was this ¨Lord¨ Satan who moved David to ¨go, number Israel and Judah¨, 2 Samuel 24:1.

Are there some more proof that Satan is the Old Testament God and that Old Testament Moses was his servant? Yes. We know that the serpent is ¨more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made¨, Genesis 3:1. The Hebrew word serpent here, nachash, means literally ¨a shining one¨. This is the reason why Paul writes that ¨Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light¨, 2 Corinthians 11:14. But Moses was clever and ¨put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished¨, 2 Corinthians 3:13.

In Genesis 3:15 God says to the serpent: ¨And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed¨. This is the reason why Jesus says to the followers of the Jewish religion: ¨Ye are of your father the devil¨, John 8:44, but concerning the Greeks: ¨The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified¨, John 12:23. The apostles of Jesus - who initially were Jewish nationalists - got the message right, wrote down the New Testament in Greek, and entrusted it to the Greeks, and went global in preaching eternal salvation to all believers, Romans 10:12 and Revelation 5:9.

What a difference it is on the one hand between the Old Testament violent Devil God, who says: ¨Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying¨, Proverbs 19:18, and on the other hand our New Testament Lord God Jesus who says: ¨Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven¨, Matthew 18:10.

In Genesis 9:11 the Old Testament God says that there will no more ¨be a flood to destroy the earth¨. In John 8:44 Jesus calls the Old Testament God a ¨murderer¨, ¨because there is no truth in him¨, and Jesus continues to call the Old Testament God ¨a liar¨, and the father of lies, John 8:44. In Luke Jesus continues: ¨And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all¨, Luke 17:26 - 27. Jesus underlines the seriousness of the situation by telling those ¨which shall be upon the housetop¨ to not get into their houses and try to take away their stuff, Luke 17:31. Since Jesus promises that at His coming it will be like as in the days of Noah when ¨the flood came, and took them all away¨, Matthew 24:39, it is clear that the Old Testament God, who promised no more floods, is the Devil, the father of lies.

It has rightfully been pointed out that ¨the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ¨, John 1:17.

Would the New Orleans and Gulf Coast catastrophe - by Hurricane Katrina - have been this disastrous if church priests and pastors more fervently in general would warn people that Jesus has foretold that our time is like the time of Noah, Matthew 24:37? Probably not. The responsibility for the Hurricane Katrina disaster lies heavy on the Church for this.

Now concerning the Jewish people we read in John 4:22 that ¨salvation is of the Jews¨.

That ¨blindness in part is happened to Israel¨, Romans 11:25, should not make us forget that we very soon will need the Jewish people like never before for ¨what shall receiving of them be, but life from the dead¨, Romans 11:15. Therefore Jesus says of the days of the great tribulation: ¨And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days¨, Mark 13:20. Let us then remember all the brotherly Christian greetings from old like: ¨All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Ceasar's household¨, Philippians 4:22.

¨Expectantes beatam spem et adventum gloriae magni Dei et salvatoris nostri Iesu Christi¨, Titus 2:13.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What Can We Learn From Natural Disasters?

In the book of Genesis in the Old Testament God says: ¨And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die¨, Genesis 6:17. Therefore the Old Testament Lord said: ¨I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them¨, Genesis 6:7. In Genesis 7:19 we read that ¨all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered¨ with water.

In Luke 21:25 Jesus talks about ¨distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring¨. In the next verse Jesus says that ¨the powers of heaven shall be shaken¨, Luke 21:26.
This culminates in the ¨great tribulation¨, Matthew 24:21.

10 000 years ago the sea level in the Mediterranean sea was more than 130 meters lower than today. Most of the cities from that time are destroyed deep under water.

The coming rise of the sea level is seriously neglected by the politicians. We know that the poles are melting and that the sea level in short time could rise as much as 250 meters. A proof of this is that even the topmost part of Mount Everest is made up of sedimentary materials and fossils, that are consistent with deposits left by flowing water. These sea creatures on the top of Mount Everest fit quite nicely with the flood of the Bible.

Jesus warns us that His coming shall be like as in the days of Noah, when ¨the flood came, and took them all away¨, see Matthew 24:37 - 39. That is the reason for His exhortation in a deeper sense that we should ¨flee to the mountains¨, Mark 13:14. Revelation 16:3 mentions that ¨every living soul died in the sea¨. It is moreover specified in Revelation 8:9 that ¨the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed¨. But now baptism saves us, 1 Peter 3:21.

The lesson we can learn from recent natural disasters and catastrophs, such as Tsunamis and Hurricanes, is that we should avoid to build our cities too close to the sea level.

Anyway, Jesus will always be with us, Matthew 28:20, that we may have more abundant lives, John 10:10. And when the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, there will be no more sea under the new heavens and in the new earth according to His promise, see Revelation 21:1 and 2 Peter 3:13.

¨Et qui sitit, veniat; qui vult, accipiat aquam vitae gratis¨, Revelation 22:17.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Which Message Is Delivered To God's Saints?

The saints are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, according to the book of Revelation 14:12. This is explained further in 1 John 3:23 where it states that we should believe in the name of Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment, see John 13:34.

Which message is then delivered to God's saints - to those who believe in the Name of Jesus and in His commandment to love one another?

Basically the message is that the dead, who die in the name of the Lord Jesus are blessed, see Revelation 14:13. The reason for this is that Jesus has abolished death, ¨and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel¨, 2 Timothy 1:10. Through death Jesus destroyed the devil, who had the power of death, and thus those who all their lifetimes were subject to bondage through fear of death, are now delivered and saved by Jesus Christ, Hebrews 2:14 - 15.

Christ has been raised from the dead, and He became the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death, for since through man death came into the world, by man also the resurrection of the dead has come. For because of Adam all die, but thanks to Christ shall all be made alive, but each in his own turn: Christ is the firstfruits, then those who are Christ's own will be resurrected at His coming, see 1 Corinthians 15:20 - 23.

This mean that ¨Death is swallowed up in victory¨, 1 Corinthians 15:54, since the Old Testament law - which nurtures sin - is done away with, see 1 Corinthians 15:56 and 2 Corinthians 3:11. Now the last enemy which is destroyed is accordingly death, see 1 Corinthians 15:26. These things have been written that our joy may be full, 1 John 1:4, and that the evil inclination of the Old Testament law may be replaced by the fruits of the Spirit, which are - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance - see Galatians 5:22 - 23. Therefore the reward of following the New Testament way and to believe in Jesus is eternal life, see John 10:28, because ¨God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all¨, 1 John 1:5. Jesus is the true Light, which ¨lighteth every man that cometh into the world¨, John 1:9.

¨Ecce venio cito, et merces mea mecum est, reddere unicuique sicut opus eius est¨, Revelation 22:12.

Monday, August 15, 2005

¨What Must I Do To Be Saved?¨

It must be agreed by all those who believe the New Testament that the greatest question in it is: ¨What must I do to be saved?¨, Acts 16:30.

This question is answered so simply in the New Testament - The Word Of Life - so that every soul can understand it: ¨Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house¨, Acts 16:31.

According to 1 John 5:13 it is possible to know that you have eternal life: ¨These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God¨.

¨Qui credit in Filium, habet vitam aeternam¨, John 3:36.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Who Is The Woman Clothed With The Sun In Revelation 12:1?

In Jewish religion the sun represents idolaters, while Israel is represented by the moon. The apostle John had visions concerning the future, as recorded in the book of Revelation, and in Revelation 12:1 he sees a woman clothed with the sun, and after that he sees another sign - a great red dragon - Revelation 12:3.

These both signs are easily explained, and it all starts in the very important year of 1948.

First there appears a woman. This is the Greek Hellenic Lady now clothed with the sun. This happened the 7th of March 1948. The island in Greek mythology of Helios - the sun - which is modern Rhodes, Greece, was captured in 620 AD by the Persians. After that different countries occupied Rhodes, and from 1522 to 1912, it was occupied by Turkey, and from 1912 it was ruled by Italy. Finally after many many centuries of foreign domination Rhodes became Greek again the 7th of March 1948. This is the most important date in modern church history because here the church is clearly identified with New Rome, Constantinople, which now is clothed with the sun, the island of Helios, which is Rhodes.

The evangelist Luke, who painted icons in Jerusalem for a living, wrote down the words of Jesus where He says: ¨For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known¨, Luke 12:2. Now we thus know that the universal church has its center located in Constantinople and that its nature is Roman and Latin as it is written, ¨There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus¨, Galatians 3:28. Thus the church is for all nationalities and races as it is also attested in Revelation 5:9, and of course the priesthood should be available for both women and men since there is neither male nor female. The difference between christianity and other religions is that of total equality and also between the genders, of freedom, and of cosmopolitism. Divorced persons are also allowed to get remarried as it can be derived from Romans 7:3, since we now are free from the law and guided by the spirit. Furthermore divorce is recommended in the New Testament for the case one person is unequally joked together with someone who is evil or abusive, 2 Corinthians 6:14. Of course a priest is allowed to marry, but that is not a must. If a priest wants to become a bishop it is however required that he first of all is a good family father, who rules his house in good order, so that he can be trusted to take control and care of the church of God, see 1 Timothy 3: 1 - 4. Unfortunately most church denominations today doesn't control that a bishop really has a family before a bishop's ordination and therefore the churches have serious problems with bishops who are either child molesters and murderers or pedophiles and homosexuals both in the catholic church as well as in other church denominations.

Israel is the male principle and Greece is the female principle. Together they create the church. Jesus will rule all nations with a rod of iron - the latin language - Revelation 12:5, and we accordingly remember the prophecy in the Old Testament book of Daniel where Rome and Constantinople are compared to the Roman empire's legs of iron, Daniel 2:33.

It is true that the church now has a few years of hardships because it is in God's mind to create church unity and that which is not fit will disappear as it is written, ¨and every living soul died in the sea¨, Revelation 16:3. Thus it is better to be down to earth and to remember that God did not spare the old world, 2 Peter 2:5, and that He doesn't intend to spare this world either, Matthew 24:37. However, this world is without end, Ephesians 3:21, because God is merciful, 1 Peter 1:3.

The next sign appears in Revelation 12:3, and it is described as ¨a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads¨. Here the apostle John sees the dragon Jerusalem, which stands in sharp contrast to Constantinople - the bride of Christ. Jesus Himself also wept over seven hilled Jerusalem, who killed the Old Testament prophets and many New Testament saints, and where the two witnesses also will be killed, see Matthew 23:33 - 39, Luke 13:33 - 35, Revelation 11:8, Revelation 17:3 - 18, and Revelation 20:4. If Rhodes regained its independency from foreign oppression and became part of Greece again the 7th of March 1948, then the prophecies in the book of Revelation continued to came true when Israel gained its independence the 14th of May 1948, and also when Jerusalem was reconquered by Israel in 1967.

Already Enoch, the 7th from Adam, saw the Lord Jesus return to execute His judgments, Jude 1:14 - 15, reward his servants, and destroy them who destroy the earth, see Revelation 11:18.

Those who wait for the return of Jesus will receive crowns of righteousness, 2 Timothy 4:8. These will be cast before the throne of Jesus with the words: ¨Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created¨, Revelation 4:11.

¨In hoc novimus caritatem Dei, quoniam ille pro nobis animam suam posuit¨, 1 John 3:16.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Quid Est Veritas? (What Is Truth? - John 18:38)

God our Saviour wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, see 1 Timothy 2:3 - 4. In John 18:37 Jesus says that everyone who hears His voice is of the truth. In the next verse - John 18:38 - Pilate asks: ¨What is truth?¨. We know that the people's answer was the robber Barabbas in the choice between him and Jesus, John 18:40. No one should marvel over this ¨since the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ¨, John 1:17. To follow the teachings of Moses instead of Jesus placed the people in a position of hatred and rebellion against God as pointed out in John 8:44, where Jesus says to the religious educated leaders and people of His time: ¨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¨.

But we know that God cannot lie, Titus 1:2, and that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, see John 14:6, and that He makes the truth known to us and sets us free, see John 8:32. Jesus is namely the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God, Revelation 3:14. Amen is in Egyptian mythology the name of the creator God, and in Hebrew it is an abbreviation for ¨God our faithful king¨. In the language of every day Amen has come to mean ¨so be it¨. Let us then worship Jesus in Spirit and in Truth, John 4:23, because He is the Creator, Romans 1:25, Hebrews 1:2, John 1:3 and 10, and since we now have obtained this wonderful salvation from the Jews, John 4:22.

All this means that the answer to Pilate's question "What is truth?" is that Jesus is the truth.

Today we thus also know that we reach salvation through the ¨Five Solas¨ or five Latin phrases (or slogans) which emerged during the Protestant Reformation in correcting the faith of the Roman Catholic Church:

1. Sola fide (¨by faith alone¨, see Hebrews 11:6).
2. Sola scriptura (¨by Scripture alone¨, see Romans 10:17).
3. Solus Christus (¨by Christ alone¨, see John 14:6 and Acts 4:12).
4. Sola gratia (¨by grace alone¨, see Romans 11:6, Ephesians 2:5 and Titus 3:5).
5. Soli Deo gloria (("Glory to God alone", see Romans 11:36 and 1 Corinthians 10:31).

¨Apud Deum autem omnia possibilia sunt¨, Matthew 19:26.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Do You Follow Jesus Or The Mosaic Law?

The New Testament in Christ replaces the Old Testament of Moses' law, see Hebrews 8:13. This means that if you follow the Old Testament law, Christ has become useless to you, Galatians 5:4. No one is justified by the works of the law, but only by the faith in Jesus Christ, ¨for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified¨, Galatians 2:16.

We have eternal life through Jesus Christ, Romans 6:23, and ¨whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved¨, Romans 10:13, ¨for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost¨, Luke 19:10. But if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain, Galatians 2:21.

But now there is laid up a crown of righteousness unto all them that love the Lord Jesus and His appearing at the second coming, see 2 Timothy 4:8.

God did not spare the old world, 2 Peter 2:5, and God will not spare the Old Testament either, 2 Corinthians 3:11.

But who is God then? In 1 Timothy 3:16 we read about Jesus that God was manifest in the flesh. A still not fully convinced Christian may ask in a prayer, just like the apostle Philip asked Jesus: ¨Lord, shew us the Father¨, John 14:8. Jesus firmly answers that question with: ¨Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?¨, John 14:9. Jesus had earlier pointed out concerning Himself that ¨I and my Father are one¨, John 10:30, and ¨Before Abraham was I am¨, John 8:58, thus showing not only that there is no other God than Jesus, but also that the children of Abraham - the Romans (Esau), the Jews (Jacob), and the Arabs (Ishmael) - should remember that there existed justice, peace and civilization in the mediterranean world for thousands of years through the Greeks (Athens existed already 10 500 bc) before Abraham's children even existed and introduced the imperialistic Roman war machine, the Mosaic Torah of hell, and worldwide terrorism and oppression of women. However, the New Testament declares that there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, Romans 10:12, but that everyone that believes in the Lord God Jesus shall be saved, Romans 10:9 and 13.

Now the Lord of Lords and God of Gods has washed us from our sins in His own blood, Revelation 1:5, and Jesus Christ has also abolished the law of the commandments of regulations, Ephesians 2:15.

Jesus has thus redeemed us from the curse of the law, see Galatians 3:13, since Christ is the end of the law, Romans 10:4, as it is written: ¨But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law¨, Galatians 5:18.

¨Et fecisti eos Deo nostro reges et sacerdotes, et regnabunt super terram¨, Revelation 5:10.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Did Jesus Get The Ten Commandments Wrong?

What did Jesus really think of the Old Testament prophets? Jesus explains in John 10:8 that they only are a bunch of ¨thieves and robbers¨. Jesus continues also in saying that there is only one way, or one door to salvation, and that He Himself is that door, John 10:7 and 10:9.

In Luke 16:16 Jesus states that the law and the prophets had its time until John the Baptist. Since that time the kingdom of God is preached. Now we know that Jesus shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and that there shall be no end of his kingdom, Luke 1:33. The reason for this is that Jesus is the true God, and eternal life, 1 John 5:20, for there is salvation in no one else, and there exists no other name which can save, Acts 4:12.

But what about Jesus and the ten commandments then? We know Paul's opinion, that the righteousness of God without the law is manifested through Jesus, Romans 3:21. Paul also confirms that Jesus is the author of all the different planets in the universe with intelligent life including our own planet earth, Hebrews 1:2. Paul concludes that those who live in slavery under extreme law based religions and philosophies have no right to be heirs with the son of the freewoman, Galatians 4:30. According to the apostle John only the Christians are kings and priests, Revelation 1:6, and we shall rule forever and ever, Revelation 5:10 and 22:5.

Now what Jesus Himself says about the ten commandments is that they can be boiled down to the following two: ¨Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment¨, Mark 12:29 - 30, ¨And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself¨, Mark 12:31.

Christians are not under the Mosaic Law. The New Testament believers are instead under grace and not under law, as stated in Romans 6:14. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes, Romans 10:4. Now we are led by the Spirit, and thus we are not under the Law, see Galatians 5:18, and therefore we are ministers of the Spirit and not ministers of Death, see 2 Corinthians 3:6 - 8, and the ministry of the New Testament will remain, but the ministry of condemnation will be done away with, 2 Corinthians 3:11. He who knows the beginning also knows the end. We know that Moses killed an Egyptian, Acts 7:24, and that the archangel Michael fought over the dead body of Moses, which contained the devil, Jude 1:9, but that Jesus is the one who raises up the dead, John 11:44, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 and Revelation 11:11. When magic is treated as real, darkness has no power over it. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin, see 1 John 1:7.

One of the ten commandments in the Old Testament states that we should not make paintings, take pictures, or make sculptures, see Exodus 20:4. But now we have The New Testament, and therefore this evil commandment is abolished. In other words, if you like to take pictures with your camera, enjoy putting up paintings on your walls at home, or like to visit exhibitions of sculptures, then you are rightly enjoying your lives and the civilized freedom in Christ.

We Christians even have a new Sabbath day, compare with Exodus 20:8, since the Sunday is the Day of the Lord for the Christians, see Revelation 1:10. Jesus consequently even declared that ¨the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath¨, Mark 2:28. Furthermore, the four gospels state that the Resurrection of Jesus was on Sunday, Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:1, and John 20:1. Sunday has been the Lord's Day since the beginning of Christianity. However, the sound commandments that Christians should observe are mentioned in Mark 10:19, alongside with the new commandment in John 15:12, that we should love one another.

Now Christ is over all, because He is God blessed for ever, Romans 9:5.

It is a wonderful thing to be strengthened by the love and wisdom of Jesus, as it is written in Philippians 4:13: ¨Omnia possum per Christum, qui me confortat¨.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The New Testament Wealth Creating Principles

Jesus laid down the principle for creating wealth in Luke 6:38 when he said: ¨Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.¨

God will supply your need according to the standard of his own wealth, as attested to us by Philippians 4:19: ¨But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus¨.

The investment advice Jesus gives in Luke 16:9 - 11 is to ¨Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?¨

However Christians have a duty to use their resources in ways that best serve the objectives of God's Kingdom, Matt. 25:24-30 and Luke 19:11-27. The doctrine of stewardship in the New Testament is also consistent with the human right to private property.

According to the Old Testament ¨The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich¨, 1 Samuel 2:7. However, in the New Testament, believers in Jesus Christ are promised that they no longer are under the curse of the law, Galatians 3:13. Therefore, Old Testament scriptures which pronounce poverty or the taking of wealth, no longer apply.

Jesus explains his mission in John 10:10 where he says: ¨The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly¨.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Birthday, USA!

¨And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus¨, Philippians 4:7.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Believe The Love

Now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love, see 1 Corinthians 13:13.

We know that God is love, 1 John 4:16, and that perfect love casts out fear, 1 John 4:18. What a blessing to believe in God, who is love, for then ¨sin shall not have dominion over you: since you are not under the law, but under grace¨, Romans 6:14. Whosoever is born of God cannot sin or be touched by the wicked one, see 1 John 5:18. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only Potentate, the immortal King of kings, and Lord of lords, 1 Timothy 6:15 - 16 and Revelation 19:16.

What did Jesus really mean when he said ¨before Abraham was born, I AM¨, John 8:58? Clearly Jesus meant that ¨whoever commits and practices sin is slave of sin¨, John 8:34, but Jesus also promised that ¨you will know the truth and the truth will set you free¨, John 8:32. God will give blessings and call Egypt His people, Assyria the work of His hands and Israel His inheritance, Isaiah 19:25. Egypt is here modern day Israel, Assyria is the Church, and Israel is Greece. He who knows the beginning also knows the end. Thus we are now ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit, for the letter kills but the spirit gives life, 2 Corinthians 3:6. This is the righteousness of God without the law, Romans 3:21, and our Lord God redeems persons out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, Revelation 5:9, to be kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth forever and ever, Revelation 5:10 and 22:5. Thus we can fearlessly pass through the midst of our enemies, see Luke 4:30, who obey the devil, John 8:44, since the devil cannot touch the children of God, 1 john 5:18. All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God, Romans 8:14, and now God's children have received the Spirit of adoption and freedom, and have thus been freed from the spirit of slavery and bondage, Romans 8:15. For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, 2 Timothy 1:7. Resist therefore the devil, and he will flee from you, James 4:7.

Evil manmade laws are now replaced by God's love, and Christians have from the beginning followed Peter's exhort to ¨obey God rather than men¨, Acts 5:29. The commandment we got from Jesus was thus that we love one another as He loves us, John 15:12, and his blood cleanses us from all sin, 1 John 1:7. Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, 2 Corinthians 3:17.

God did not send Jesus to the world to condemn the world, but that the world be made safe and sound through Him, see John 3:17.

Nothing is more important than to ¨know the love of Christ, which far surpasses knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God¨, Ephesians 3:19.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

France And The Netherlands Reject The EU Constitution

It all started when The European Economic Community (The EEC), established in 1957 by The Treaty of Rome brought in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg to join France and Germany, removing trade barriers between member states and unifying their economic policies. We read in Romans 3:2 that the oracles of God were committed to the Jewish people. What then can the Old Testament learn us concerning The European Union and the revived Roman empire of Bible prophecy?

In the book of Daniel in the Old Testament, we are told the Antichrist ( a "little horn") is going to rise up among ten horns, three of which will be plucked up by their roots: ¨After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things¨, Daniel 7:7 - 8.

Now both France and the Netherlands have said no to the EU constitution. Little Belgium is carrying a heavy load, both politically and economically, in hosting the EU, and will eventually join France and the Netherlands in rejecting the EU constitution. By leaving out God from the EU constitution a fundament is laid for the Antichrist, for many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist, 2 John 1:7.

I believe France, The Netherlands, and Belgium, are the three horns of Daniel's prophecy, which will leave the EU. There is also much unhappiness in the northern parts of Italy, with everyday life getting very expensive due to the Euro, so it is very possible that this geographic part of Italy will join France as well.

Now the no vote of France and The Netherlands will make the EU project advance at a faster pace. The rejection of the EU constitution by France and the Netherlands signals that the expansion and unification of Europe has to either go quicker or die. This means that not only countries like Turkey and Ukraine will join the EU but also North African countries, Syria, Lebanon and Iran, and soon this new Europe will speak with one voice in the Security Council.

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved, John 3:17. He that believes on Him is not condemned: but He that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God, John 3:18. There is therefore no salvation in any other, for there is no other Name under heaven given among men than the Name of Jesus, whereby we must be saved, see Acts 4:12.

The revived Roman empire is eventually going to speak with one voice - the voice of the Antichrist - and then the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3 - 14, see http://two-olive-trees.org, will warn all people from the great city, Revelation 11:8, where also Jesus was crucified - The Seven Hilled Jerusalem - that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth, Revelation 17:18, where also the Antichrist will rule from the temple and declare himself to be God, 2 Thessalonians 2:4. The mount of Esau - Rome - will also be judged by the two witnesses, and the Christians in it saved, Obadiah 1:21, because it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated, Romans 9:13. The brave Romans will see Satan crushed under feet shortly by the God of peace, our Lord Jesus, according to Romans 16:20.

¨When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh¨, Luke 21:28. Contend therefore earnestly for the faith, Jude 1:3, because our Lord Jesus Christ has decided to make us kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth, Revelation 5:10, forever and ever, Revelation 22:5.

Friday, June 10, 2005

God Wants Us To Be Wealthy

We read about Jesus: ¨Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing¨, Revelation 5:12. Now Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren, Romans 8:29, and ¨if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise¨, Galatians 3:29. Thus the riches of the world belong to us, and God wants us to be prosperous and to have great successes as it is written: ¨but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus, Philippians 4:19. God is able to do ¨exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think¨, Ephesians 4:20, since His is all the power both ¨in heaven and in earth¨, Matthew 28:18. Jesus even promised to prepare a place for you, John 14:2, as it is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 2:9 : ¨eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him¨.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich, 2 Corinthians 8:9. Thus you have God's promise to get rich in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous on every occasion, which will result in thanksgiving to God, 2 Corinthians 9:11, for the Lord richly blesses all who call on him, Romans 10:12.

The Lord made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt, Acts 13:17, for it is His will to provide us with everything for our enjoyment, 1 Timothy 6:17, for ¨where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty¨, 2 Corinthians 3:17, and ¨Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law¨, Galatians 3:13. Thus Christ is our spiritual Rock, 1 Corinthians 10:4, the same Rock that led His people out of Egypt, Jude 1:5, and when you give it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, see Luke 6:38. Now that God did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, Romans 8:32, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Do You Play Games With The Devil?

Jesus said that the generation, which would see Jerusalem come under the domination of the Jewish people - which happened in 1967 - Luke 21:24, would not pass away till all things would be fulfilled, as Jesus Christ would return by then, Matthew 24:34. We already know that Jesus will return at the latest in 2018 since the average length of one generation is 51 years (1967 + 51 = 2018). The length of one generation is based upon the average length of the 77 generations that lived during the 4000 years which passed from Adam to Jesus, see Luke 3:23 - 38.

Jesus wants us to understand what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height, Ephesians 3:18, so that we might be filled with all the fulness of God, Ephesians 3:19, and all the knowledge of God, Romans 15:14. Therefore it is wise to beware of philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition and elements of men, and instead adhere to the wisdom of Christ, Colossians 2:8 and 2 Peter 2:20. For God our Savior wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, 1 Timothy 2:3 - 4. Every Christian believer should therefore study the word of God, to be approved by God and unashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth, 2 Timothy 2:15, since it is the Word of life, 1 John 1:1. For faith comes by hearing, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ, Romans 10:17.

He who confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God, 1 John 4:15. Salvation depends thus on the confession that Jesus is Lord, and on the belief that God raised him from the dead, Romans 10:9. Whosoever therefore believes in Jesus will never perish, but has everlasting life, John 3:16. Now God is love, 1 John 4:16, and there is no fear in love, 1 John 4:18. He that dwells in love, dwells in God, and God in him, 1 John 4:16, and therefore we ought to be perfect even as our heavenly Father is perfect, Matthew 5:48, because fear has torment, but perfect love casts out fear, 1 John 4:18. Now we therefore build up ourselves in our most holy faith, and pray in the Holy Spirit, see Jude 1:20.

Are you playing games with the devil, or do you do the will of your heavenly Father? What did you do for Christ today? ¨Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:¨, Isaiah 30:1. ¨For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears¨, 2 Timothy 4:3.

Therefore the best advice to Christian believers is to preach the word - and to be instant in season and out of season - and to reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all patience and sound doctrine, see 2 Timothy 4:2.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Beware Of The Leaven Of The Pharisees!

God makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular. Therefore Jesus said: ¨Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod¨, Mark 8:15. This hypocrisy - Luke 12:1 - the omitment of judgment, mercy, and faith, among other things, see Matthew 23:23, propelled Jesus once to say even to Peter: ¨Get thee behind me, Satan!¨, Mark 8:33.

Now Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every believer, Romans 10:4. For the righteousness of God without the law is manifested through Jesus, Romans 3:21. When Jesus raised up the dead daughter of the synagogue ruler Jairus, Jesus said: ¨Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole¨, Luke 8:50. Hereby this was given as a pedagogic example that no man can lay any other foundation than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ, I Corinthians 3:11. But those who are ignorant of God's righteousness and establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God, Romans 10:3. Even the apostle Paul recognized the law of sin making war against the law of his mind, see 2 Corinthians 3:6, and exclaimed in despair: ¨O wretched man that I am!¨, Romans 7:23 - 24. The apostle James, as he was a loving disciple that followed in the footsteps of Jesus, added: ¨shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works¨, James 2:18.

All this mean that we don't have to be anxious for anything, if we continue to make our wants known to God, Philippians 4:6. Instead we will be rewarded with God's peace through Jesus Christ, Philippians 4:7 and John 14:27. By perseverance we also will be kept from the hour of temptation, Revelation 3:10, during the days of vengeance, Luke 21:22 - 24.

Purge therefore out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ, our passover lamb, is sacrificed for us, 1 Corinthians 5:7.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Which Are The Five Pillars Of Christian Beliefs?

When the priesthood changed, then the law also had to change, Hebrews 7:12 and 8:6. All Christian believers - Galatians 3:28 - are therefore a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, and a peculiar people, 1 Peter 2:9. John the Baptist understood the importance of preparing a way, the wisdom of the just, and that a special people - the Greeks, ¨the new bottles¨, Matthew 9:17, that was entrusted with the New Testament, ¨the good wine¨, John 2:10 - would start the preparation of the whole Christian body of believers, which would result in the universal Church made ready for the Lord, Luke 1:17. This is the foundation which thanks to the Jewish apostles and the Roman believers has resulted in the Christian Church, and which also ultimately will result in the gospel of Jesus Christ being preached and proclaimed to every creature in every corner of the whole universe, Matthew 28:18 - 20, and Mark 16:15. When the heart, the intelligence and the hands work together, then God's power is exceedingly magnified, Luke 1:37.

The five pillars of Christian beliefs are: I) The VIRGIN BIRTH of Jesus, Matthew 1:23 and Luke 1:34 - 35. II) The DEITY OF JESUS is the second belief Christians share, see John 10:30, 14:9, 1 Timothy 3:16, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:3, 8, 1 John 5:20 and Revelation 3:14. III) JESUS SHED THAT PERFECTLY SINLESS BLOOD OF GOD ON THE CROSS AS AN ATONEMENT for all of us, in order that we all might be saved, John 1:29, and Revelation 1:5. IV) Christians believe in the BODILY RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ, 2 Timothy 2:8. V) Finally, Christians believe JESUS WILL RETURN, Matthew 24:27, Acts 1:10 - 11, and Revelation 1:7.

These five pillars of Christian beliefs are true blessings, and we can do all things through Christ, who empowers us, Philippians 4:13, supplies all our needs, Philippians 4:19, and saves us through his Holy Name Jesus, Acts 4:12.

The Church will soon be reunited, John 10:16, and what a grand moment it will be when the Jewish Nation - the lost sheep and the heart of mankind - will come back to the faith, Romans 11:15, at the time of the fulness of the Gentiles. The Christian believers trust in this knowledge with full commitment, 2 Timothy 1:12, and we give thanks to the Lord and look forward to the glorious appearing of our Savior and great God Jesus, Titus 2:13.

¨Nox processit, dies autem appropiavit. Abiciamus ergo opera tenebrarum et induamur arma lucis¨, Romans 13:12.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Which People Does God Call ¨Israel Mine Inheritance¨?

Now we understand that the New Testament has replaced the Old Testament - Luke 16:16, 2 Corinthians 3:11 and Hebrews 8:7 . Nevertheless the Lord Himself complains about those who say they are Jews but are not, Revelation 2:9. The question we then must ask ourselves is who is really Jew in a spiritual sense?

The title written on the cross was: ¨Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews¨, John 19:19. This was written in the three sacred languages - Hebrew, Greek and Latin, John 19:20. Now, why do I call these languages sacred since we know that God has no regard of person but loves all who come to him, Matthew 22:16, Romans 10:12 and Revelation 7:9?

When it comes to Hebrew, this is the language Jesus spoke from heaven, Acts 26:14. The Greek language is the language of the New Testament, and Latin is the language of the Church. This is the reason why we should support the Jews, the Greeks and the Church of God, as it is written: ¨Sine offensione estote Iudaeis et Graecis et ecclesiae Dei¨, 1 Corinthians 10:32.

Salvation comes from the Jews, John 4:22, and the future of humanity depends on the Jews, Mark 13:20. Thus the Jewish people is God's own chosen and elected people as it is understood in Romans 11:1.

As a comment to the oftentimes heard accusation against the Jews concerning the responsibility for the death of Jesus I want to stress the importance that it was the decision of Jesus Himself to lay down his life, John 10:15.

The New Testament text is sometimes called the good wine, see John 2:10. Those who preserve the New Testament text are the Greeks, and the Greek New Testament version ¨Textus Receptus¨differs from the Catholic ¨Codex Vaticanus¨New Testament text in many thousand verses. The New Testament text, the good wine, has been entrusted to the Greeks and therefore the Greeks symbolically sometimes are called ¨new bottles¨, Matthew 9:17. This is the reason why Jesus feels much gratitude towards the Greeks as witnessed in John 12:20 - 23, see also Matthew 25:21. Now we are thus able to bring forth good things, both new and old, Matthew 13:52.

Obviously we have to do with three different entities - Jews, Greeks and the Church - and three different sacred languages - Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

In Isaiah 19:25 the Lord says: ¨Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance¨.

God's own people, chosen and elected, which bears the old traditions of servitude in Egypt, see John 8:32, is no other people than the modern day Jews, see also Romans 11:1 and Romans 11:28 - 29. Prophetically Jerusalem is called Egypt, Revelation 11:8, and concerning Jesus one prophet said: ¨Out of Egypt have I called my son¨, Matthew 2:15. Thus modern day Israel is what the prophet Isaiah calls ¨Egypt my people¨in Isaiah 19:25.

The people the prophet Isaiah calls ¨Assyria the work of my hands¨ is modern day Latin and German Catholic Church Christians - ¨but the hands are the hands of Esau¨, see Genesis 27:22 - (compare with Galatians 3:28 and Colossians 3:11,) with the children of the Roman Catholic Church, both Orthodox and Protestant believers, which soon all will be united, John 10:16, see also Revelation 12:1 and 21:9 - 10.

Finally, which may come as a surprise, the people God spiritually calls ¨Israel mine inheritance¨, in Isaiah 19:25, is the Greek people, which for 2000 years incessantly has proclaimed the Lord - Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews - as the only God and as the only way to salvation, I John 5:20 and John 14:6 - the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, Revelation 19:16.