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.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Why Will Armageddon Occur?

In The New Testament God is love, 1 John 4:16, contrary to the Old Testament God, who creates evil, Isaiah 45:7. Since God laid down His life for us, we perceive His love for us, 1 John 3:16. Therefore it is said concerning Jesus, who is the exact manifestation of God, Hebrews 1:3, ¨Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever¨, Hebrews 1:8.

We have heard that Christ died for our sins, that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 4. Why then is it that people will look towards heaven with fear for bombs and missiles, Luke 21:26? Why is it also that the earth will be filled with corruption, violence and wars like in the days of Noah, Matthew 24:37 and Genesis 6:11. Why must a third of mankind be destroyed with nuclear arms, Revelation 9:18?

Now we Christians believe in the righteousness without the law, Romans 3:21, since grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, John 1:17. The Old Testament serve as the oracles of God, Romans 3:2, primarily given to God's chosen people, Romans 11:1 and Acts 1:6, and the reason to WW3 and Armageddon is prophesied about in Joel 3:2. The real reason for Armageddon to occur, Revelation 16:16, is because the political and religious leaders of the world will divide Israel into two states, Joel 3:2.

God has given the Holy Land to the Jewish people once and for all and God does not take back his gifts, Romans 11:29. We cannot do anything to change this anyway since everything is predestinated, Romans 8:28 - 32. The only thing that is required of us is obedience to God's will, Hebrews 5:9, so we can appear with a clear conscience before the judgment seat of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:10, and not be cast into the everlasting lake of fire, Revelation 20:15, prepared for the devil and his angels, Matthew 25:41 and Luke 16:23.

Even the apostle Paul concluded that he who preaches another gospel than the gospel of Jesus Christ should be accursed, Galatians 1:8 - 9, and he prophesied that the Romans and the faithful Christians would have victory over Satan and walk all over him, Romans 16:20.

The best gift of God, who was manifest in the flesh, 1 Timothy 3:16, is eternal life through Jesus Christ, Romans 6:23, in the world without end, Ephesians 3:21.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

When Will Jesus Return?

In Revelation 22:12 Jesus says He will come quickly rewarding His followers and give to every man according to his work, but does the New Testament say anything about the time when Jesus will return? Actually it does. The New Testament makes us understand that if we watch and discern the signs of the times then we will know the precise hour of the Lord's return, Revelation 3:3.

According to the gospel this generation, which lives now and has seen Jerusalem come into Israeli domination in 1967, Luke 21:24, will not pass away before Jesus has returned, Matthew 24:34. Thus Jesus will return one average generation time after that Jerusalem was reconquered by the Jews in 1967. The question is then: how many years is an average generation? The answer to that question is 51 years. There are 77 generations in 4000 years from Adam to the easter time crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, Luke 3:23 - 38. 4000 years divided with 77 generations gives a little less than 52 years for an average generation. Thus if we take 1967 and add 51 years we come to the year of the Lord's return = 2018.

There are also other very important signs that reminds us of the imminent return of our Lord and Great King. There is for instant one Church prophecy that says that the next Pope will be the last Pope. In the Old Testament we have an excellent description of cars and modern traffic chaos, when Christ prepares to come back, Nahum 2:3 - 4. Astronauts visiting the moon in our messianic times can be understood from Luke 21:25, as well as nuclear arms and atomic bombs, which precedes the return of Jesus, 2 Peter 3:10.

Now then let our joy be full since Jesus comes back to us quickly, John 15:11, and since Jesus gives us all good things we ask for, John 15:7.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Who Is Modern Day Adolf Hitler?

The New Testament states in 2 Corinthians 11:14 that Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore we should not marvel if his ministers also are transformed into ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works, 2 Corinthians 11:15. Who is present day Nebuchadnezzar then - modern day Adolf Hitler - the King of Babylon? We know that the son of perdition, the man of sin, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, is an intellectual genius of fierce countenance, who understands dark sentences, see Daniel 8:23.

There are many visions in the Bible of the future and of the Temple, from where the Antichrist will rule the world, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, before the return of Christ, Acts 1:6 and 11. The Antichrist will rule from the great city Jerusalem, Revelation 11:8, 12:3 and 17:18, and he will be widely accepted, Revelation 13:4.

To whom should we set our hope then? To Elijah, http://two-olive-trees.org/? No but rather to Jesus, because there is salvation in no one else, Acts 4:12. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all our shortcomings, 1 John 1:7, and the victory has already been won, John 17:4, 19:30 and 1 John 5:4. Now we have won the victory through our faith; however faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, Romans 10:17.

This is the right time to build up our spirits on the rock Jesus, Matthew 7:24 and Jude 1:20 - now that we have received exceeding great and precious promises, 2 Peter 1:4 - in order for us to live and reign with Christ for a thousand years, Revelation 20:4.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Le Doudou

As Mons celebrates ¨Le Doudou¨, a local festival in the old and beautiful city of Mons in southern Belgium, which is celebrated during 10 days (see http://www.ducasse-de-mons.be), my thoughts goes to the New Testament. The Old Testament represents the oracles of God, Romans 3:2. The New Testament, however, is the manifestation of God in a very personal way.

John said in John 1:1 that ¨the Word was God¨. Thus the New Testament is more than a book, it is in fact God. The living Word of God, see Hebrews 4:12, gives you faith and strength when you hear it, Romans 10:17 as it is written: ¨Ergo fides ex auditu, auditus autem per verbum Christi¨.

We know that the law was given by Moses, but that the truth and also the grace came through Jesus, John 1:17. Thus we have Jesus to thank for our freedom, John 8:32. He is our true God and eternal life, 1 John 5:20. This is the reason why we only find salvation through Jesus and through His name, John 14:6 and Acts 4:12.

The New Testament replaces the Old Testament, Hebrews 8:7, because the spirit gives life and remains, 2 Corinthians 3:6 and 11.

Le Doudou is a fantastic spectacle here in Mons, which focuses on the ongoing war between good and evil, between St Georg and the Dragon. It is similar to Revelation chapter 12, where the Church in Revelation 12:1 has to confront the red dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns, Revelation 12:3 and 17:5, which is drunk with the blood of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament martyrs for Jesus, Revelation 17:6. The city that is called ¨Babylon the Great¨in Revelation 17:5, is that ¨great city which reigns over the kings of the earth¨, Revelation 17:18, the great city where also our Lord Jesus was crucified, Revelation 11:8. Jesus himself deplored the seven hilled Jerusalem, see Matthew 23:37 and Micah 3:10.

Until we can experience the New Jerusalem, the Holy City, Revelation 21:2, we must support the universal Church, Revelation 7:9, and also the Greeks and the Jews, 1 Corinthians 10:32. Without Jesus, our great God, Titus 2:13, we cannot do anything important, see Philippians 4:13.

When magic is treated as real, darkness has no power over it. He who knows the beginning also knows the end.