Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year 2008!

Felix Annus Novus MMVIII vobis sit!

As we enter the new year, the New Testament contains a prophetic foreshadowing of the Lord's imminent return.

2 Peter 3:8 declares that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day".

As Christ was despised, see John 3:26, and since His testimony was rejected by many Jews, see John 3:32, God in mercy turned to the Gentiles, compare with Romans 11:25, "and he abode there two days", see John 4:40.

The Lord Jesus accordingly left Judea, see John 4:3, and departed into "Galilee of the Gentiles", see Matthew 4:15, but then He returned again after two days, see John 4:40.

This is a prophetic foreshadowing of the Second Coming of Christ.

John 4:40 implies that Jesus Christ will return on Earth, after His absence for two thousand years.

When Christ sat on the well at Sychar - the word "Sychar" signifies purchased, see John 4:5 - He spoke to a Samaritan woman of the "gift of God", the "living water", see John 4:10, and compare with John 7:37 - 38. So let it never be forgotten that this "gift of God" costs us nothing, because it cost Him everything.

The Lord God promised after His resurrection to return quickly, see Revelation 22:7, 13 and 20, and compare also with Acts 1:11.

Modern Israel is not much different from Israel 2000 years ago, and it is still heartless indifferent to its heathen neighbors, compare with John 4:9.

The person of Christ - God Himself - is utterly despised in modern Israel, compare with John 8:48, and the testimony of Christ is also still rejected, compare with John 8:13.

Unfortunately the Jewish Priesthood is blinded, compare with John 1:26, and http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2007/11/catholic-bishops-barred-from-western.html.

The Sanhedrin is barren, compare with Matthew 23:33, and it leads a spiritually dead and joyless nation, see John 2:3, which is faithless, and is without God and without Temple, see Luke 13:35.

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge", was the prophetic utterance of Hosea in Hosea 4:6.

But a new day is dawning, see Romans 11:26: "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance", see Romans 11:29.

How Great our everlasting God is! To everyone who is thirsty, He gives freely of the "fountain of the water of life", see Revelation 21:6 and 22:17.

Christ is our well, our fountain of water, because Jesus is where God meets the sinner, for "no man cometh unto the Father" but by Christ, see John 14:6.

The wilderness, depicts the spiritual state of the unconverted heart, compare with John 4:6.

This well - Jesus Christ - is the place in the wilderness, where God is revealed. Hagar, called it: "the well of him that liveth and seeth me", see Genesis 16:14, and compare with Galatians 4:25.

Christ reveals and manifests God, as He said: "he that hath seen me, hath seen the Father", see John 14:9, and compare with Colossians 1:15 and Hebrews 1:3.

From Genesis 21:17 - 19, we know that God hears, then calls, and finally opens the eyes of the unbeliever, compare with John 20:28.

From Genesis 29:2, we know that three flocks of sheep rest with Christ, compare with John 10:16 and 19:20. It is only in Christ we find rest, see John 14:27.

Your life is hid with Christ in God, see Colossians 3:3. This thing is not known to the world, according to 2 Samuel 17:19. But we should not be ignorant of the Christian believer’s place and portion in Christ, see Romans 8 :17.

Jesus Christ is our well, which provides shelter and protection for God’s people, because without Jesus we can do nothing, see John 15:5.

The time for the Two Witnesses to prophesy in Jerusalem draws near, see Revelation 11:3. "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets", see Amos 3:7.

Christ will come back as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, see Revelation 19:16, with all His saints, see Jude 1:14, and His reward will be with Him, see Revelation 22:12.

After two thousand years of absence, Jesus Christ is finally returning back to Earth, see John 4:40, to rule and reign forever and forever, see Romans 5:17, and Revelation 11:15, 12:5, 20:4 and 22:5.

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place", see 2 Corinthians 2:14.

Watch Jenifer in "Tourner Ma Page", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4NHwWaG_HY.

"Turbae autem, quae praecedebant eum et quae sequebantur, clamabant dicentes: 'Osanna filio David! Benedictus, qui venturus est in nomine Domini! Osanna in altissimis!' ", Matthew 21:9.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

When, Where, And Why Was Jesus Born?

Lex malla, lex nulla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

While the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December, the actual day of Jesus' birth can from the New Testament text be determined to have occurred in September - October.

Jesus' first coming was indeed on 15 Tishri - the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The harvest of the Earth, the ingathering of the second coming of Jesus Christ, will also occur on the same date.

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth", see John 1:14.

The word in the Hebrew for dwelt is succah, and the name of the Feast of Tabernacles in Hebrew is Sukkot, a festival of rejoicing and celebration.

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us", see Matthew 1:23.

Immanuel means "God with us". God had come to dwell with - or tabernacle on Earth - with His people.

"And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb", see Luke 2:21.

The infant Jesus was circumcised on the eighth and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which was a Sabbath day.

We also know that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy of John the Baptist.

"And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary", see Luke 1:26 - 27.

Since Jesus was conceived six months after John the Baptist, and since a likely date for John's birth can be established with his father Zacharias course of the Temple priesthood, see Luke 1:5, we need only move six months farther down the Jewish calendar to arrive at a likely date for the birth of Jesus.

In the first 200 years of Christian history, no mention is made of the calendar date of Jesus' birth. Not until the year 336 A.D. do we find the first mention of a celebration of His birth.

During the first three centuries after Christ's life on Earth, the event considered most worthy of commemoration was the date of His death. In comparison, the date of His birth was considered insignificant.

The foundation of the modern Christmas holiday is not a very solid one, and Christ Himself, told us to rather commemorate His death than His birth, see 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 26.

The end is always a new beginning.

Concerning the year of Jesus' birth, Jesus was born while Herod the king was still living, see Matthew 2:1.

Herod died in the spring of 4 B.C., according to the Jewish historian Josephus.

"Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men", see Matthew 2:16.

Jesus was born in the year 5 B.C., since Jesus was under one year, when Herod actually killed the children "from two years old and under".

This means that Jesus Christ actually was born on September 29, 5 B.C, on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, nine months after Divine human life had begun at the conception at Chanukah, the Feast of Lights.

WHERE WAS JESUS BORN?

Thus it has been established that Jesus was born on September 29, 5 B.C.

The next question I will answer is where Christ was born.

Jesus of Nazareth, was known to be a Galilean.

The enemies of Jesus said: "out of Galilee ariseth no prophet", see John 7:52, and compare with John 7:41 - 43.

When Jesus was crucified, "Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS", see John 19:19.

In Mark 1:9 it is written that "Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee".

11 years ago I visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on the West Bank. Then I came to understand that that spot not was the place where Jesus was born.

Bethlehem Ephratah, or Bethlehem of the Ephraimites (the British and the Americans of today), has nothing to do with the "Bethlehem of Judaea", mentioned in Matthew 2:1.

When Christ was born, there was a small village in Galilee, in the Jewish homeland, which was called Bethlehem - "Bethlehem HaGalilit" in Hebrew - which was located close to Nazareth.

Of course it would have been impossible for Mary to travel the long distance of 90 miles or 140 kilometers, from Nazareth on the back of a donkey, being 9 months pregnant, and furthermore to a Bethlehem, which lies on today's West Bank, and which was deserted at the time of Jesus' birth.

Bethlehem in Galilee, on the other hand, existed and was located just seven miles, or 12 kilometers, from Nazareth.

"The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up", see Matthew 4:16.

That Christ would be born in Nazareth is confirmed in the Old Testament, because it is written: "And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene", see Matthew 2:23, and compare with Judges 13:5.

A short time after Jesus' death, a strong Christian community was established in Bethlehem in Galilee, at the birth place of Jesus.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Galilee, He ascended up to heaven, and He will in like manner return, see Acts 1:11.

Micah 5:2 is a prophecy concerning Jesse, the father of king David: "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting".

This prophecy in Micah has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus Christ. The Jews are absolutely correct when they say that Jesus Christ not is the person to whom Micah 5:2 - 4 directly refers.

Thus Christ was born in Bethlehem in Galilee, seven miles, or 12 kilometers, from Nazareth.

WHY WAS JESUS BORN?

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment for Christians of the ancient promise which God made. Everything about Jesus was focused on one thing and it all centers on the coming kingdom of God.

God comes, in Jesus of Nazareth, to be our Savior and to enable and empower our faith.

To accomplish His purposes, God needed to become one of us – He had to become human – so that He could die. In other words: Jesus was born to die.

Jesus was born to rule forever over the coming kingdom of God, see Luke 1:32 - 33, and He understood this.

Shortly before His crucifixion, Christ declared to Pilate: "Thou sayest that I am a King. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth", see John 18:37.

"And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent", see Luke 4:43.

The reason Jesus was born, was to be King and to rule forever, see Matthew 2:2.

CONCLUSION

Jesus Christ was born on September 29, 5 B.C. - in Bethlehem in Galilee, close to Nazareth in Israel - to rule forever and forever over the coming Kingdom of God.

Watch Lorie in "Sur Un Air Latino", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_9kX6S8zZM.

"Postquam autem traditus est Iohannes, venit Iesus in Galilaeam praedicans evangelium regni Dei et dicens quoniam impletum est tempus, et adpropinquavit regnum Dei; paenitemini et credite evangelio", Mark 1:14 - 15.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas - We Are Promised Universal Restoration!

Res severa est verum gaudium. (Seneca)

Jesus Christ is the Lord: "Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began", see Acts 3:21.

Merry Christmas and enjoy Your each moment to a maximum!

An Asteroid may hit Mars in January.

Right now astronomers funded by NASA are monitoring the trajectory of an Asteroid named 2007 WD5 that is expected to cross the orbital path of Mars early next year.

Calculations by NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory indicate that the 164-ft wide Asteroid may pass within 30,000 miles of Mars at about 6 a.m. EST on January 30, 2008, see http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn13129-asteroid-may-hit-mars-in-january.html.

Right now Asteroid 2007 WD5 is about half-way between the Earth and Mars, and closing the distance to Mars at a speed of about 27,900 miles per hour.

If 2007 WD5 were to thump Mars on January 30, 2008, it would hit at about 30,000 miles per hour, and might create a crater more than half-a-mile wide, see http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/21dec_2007wd5.htm.

Mars is very important for our future and as a backup planet, compare with Revelation 21:1.

The Asteroid also eventually threatens the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, see http://marsrover.nasa.gov/home/index.html, compare with Luke 21:25.

Mars is currently without any defense and is thus exposed to high risk from this Asteroid threat.

Another Asteroid could hit Earth February 2019.

Luke 21:11 states: "fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven".

In Luke 21:26 we accordingly read of "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken".

Astronomers are carefully monitoring the Asteroid - the rock is estimated to be 2 kilometers or 1.4 miles wide - to determine whether it is on a collision course with Earth, since it is large enough to destroy a continent on impact.

Initially NASA predicted Worldwide Holiday on February 1, 2019, see http://www.4to40.com/fastforward/index.asp?id=523&category=english.

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken", see Matthew 24:29, and compare with Acts 2:19 - 20 and Hebrews 12:26.

Early calculations indicated there was a risk the Asteroid - known as 2002 NT7 - would hit the Earth on February 1, 2019. But scientists later said that the Asteroid 2002 NT7 not is expected to make a deep impact, but rather to miss the Earth by a whisker.

But what if the Asteroid goes round its orbit again and score a direct hit shortly later? We do not know what that Asteroid is made of and that might influence the way it is affected by the Earth’s gravitational pull.

The Book of Revelation speaks of an Asteroid, which collides with the Earth, see Revelation 8:10 - 11.

Do we have the capability to anticipate an Asteroid impact or to prevent it?

There is really not a whole lot we can do today, because the warning time prior to impact is very short.

And Comets, for example, are found only months before entering the inner solar system.

Most of the options that do not resemble a Hollywood movie involve deflection techniques that require many years of preparation or even decades.

Other than stockpiling food and supplies, and evacuating the regions most likely to be affected, we will have no choice but to hunker down and take the impact.

What levels of impact hazard risk are acceptable or tolerable for our national governments?

Watch Donald Duck, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHk8nPAa-8.

The will of God is anyway, that all men be saved, see 1 Timothy 2:4, because "God is love", see 1 John 4:8, and "Love worketh no ill", see Romans 13:10.

"Quia et ipsa creatura liberabitur a servitute corruptionis in libertatem gloriae filiorum Dei", Romans 8:21.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Who Will Be Rich In The World To Come?

Pecunia non olet.

In the New Testament, the poor are the objects of God's special concern, not his disregard.

The Pharisees, the followers of the teachings of the Old Testament, meant that poor, diseased, and unfortunate persons, are rejected and accursed by God.

In the New Testament, Jesus tells the story about the poor beggar Lazarus, who was thought by the Pharisees to be cursed by God, because of his poverty and disease, see Luke 16:19 - 31.

But Christ teaches us, that this poor beggar Lazarus is the one who ends up in paradise, and that the rich man of this story is the one, who is sent to be tormented in the flames of hell.

This parable was a warning to the covetous Pharisees - who scoffed at poor people - that they too, like the rich man in the parable, would be engulfed in the flames of hell.

Jesus therefore said to them: "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God", see Matthew 19:24.

Prosperous persons should read the New Testament to avoid the rich man's fate of this parable.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus", see Philippians 4:19.

From John 18:36 we know that God's kingdom not is from this world; and watch Lorie in "Je Vais Vite", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlgzQ3pgTxM.

So the question we must ask ourselves is, who will be rich in the world to come?

Jesus commanded His people to make friends by means of unrighteous Mammon, in order for them to be received into God's everlasting habitations, see Luke 16:9.

The reason why Christ calls wealth "mammon of unrighteousess", see Luke 16:9, is because money often is used for unrighteous purposes. We prefer for example to invest in unnecessary wars or in drugs, instead of in food to the hungry, or in health care and education for children.

More and more people in Europe, and right here in Belgium, have lived on social welfare their whole lives, without ever working one single day.

The modern welfare state must of course care for the weak, the poor, and the needy, but without forgetting the basic principle "that if any would not work, neither should he eat", see 2 Thessalonians 3:10.

Economic prosperity is usually a sign of God's special grace, but not necessarily, and compare with 1 Timothy 6:10 and James 5:1 - 6.

"Quodcumque facitis, ex animo operamini sicut Domino et non hominibus, scientes quod a Domino accipietis retributionem hereditatis. Domino Christo servite", Colossians 3:23 - 24.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A New Global Space Exploration Initiative Is Needed

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via. (Seneca)

It is in the long-term interest of humanity to invest more in space exploration.

2 Peter 3:13 highlights the importance that we "look for new heavens and a new earth".

If we have no planet to live on, there will be no need for education, because then there will be no children to educate.

Recent findings show that our planet is in worse shape than feared, and compare with 2 Peter 3:11 - 12.

Luke 17:29 - 30 states that fire and brimstone will rain from heaven and destroy all.

The intensity and the numbers of Earthquakes and Tsunamis are increasing all the time, compare with Matthew 24:7, Revelation 6:14, and Revelation 16:18.

The seas are getting poisoned, the rainwater is polluted and no longer safe to drink due to its acidity. Ultimately all living things in the oceans are doomed to die, see Revelation 16:3.

The polar caps are melting faster and faster. And in a few years, the icemasses of Greenland and the North Pole will totally be gone.

Luke 21:25 warns of "the sea and the waves roaring", and the gospel predicts that the flood will come and take all away, just as in the days of Noah, see Matthew 24:37 - 39.

But do not worry, see Philippians 4:6, because the human civilization is for ever, see Ephesians 3:21.

We will however have to move on to a new planet without sea, see Revelation 21:1.

This planet Earth is our cradle, but not our final destination; watch Worlds Apart in "On Ecrit Sur Les Murs", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWZANc7zLa4&feature=related.

Space exploration is very expensive, but after recent findings on the general state of our planet - concerning global warming, sea level rise, polar reversals due to decreasing weight of the icemasses, and Asteroid threats - I have come to the conclusion that humanity have no choice but to invest much more in space exploration if we want to survive as a species.

Either we can decide to do nothing, stay on this planet, and face extinction like the dinosaurs, or we can decide to move on, and conquer new frontiers.

Furthermore, there is one more reason why we need a backup planet. Since the Moon continues to move further away from the Earth, our planet will loose its gravitational stability and will soon start to oscillate. This will trigger a 3000 meter high seawave, which continually will move around the globe.

We can of course invent a technology, which pushes the Moon back somewhat closer to the Earth.

In order for us to preserve life and civilization on this planet, we need to colonize other planets.

Few Christian believers understand the geographical importance of Israel. But Jesus there effectively showed us where to place the gate to heaven, see Acts 1:10 - 11, and compare with Genesis 28:12.

From the Old Testament, we remember that God's first commandment to man was to be fruitful, and multiply, see Genesis 1:28.

In the New Testament, God's final commandment to man is to colonize space, and to preach the gospel to every creature, see Mark 16:15.

"Nihil solliciti sitis, sed in omni oratione et obsecratione cum gratiarum actione petitiones vestrae innotescant apud Deum. Et pax Dei, quae exsuperat omnem sensum, custodiet corda vestra et intellegentias vestras in Christo Iesu", Philippians 4:6 - 7.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

Mentis sol amor dei.

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts", see 2 Peter 1:19.

Of course we should celebrate Christmas!

Christmas, or Christ's Mass, is the day of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, and our walk with Him.

What does the New Testament say then about the Christmas celebration?

At Christmas Christians celebrate the gift of eternal life, see Titus 1:2, which God has purchased for us, wrapped in with His love, and sent to us by the way of the cross.

The Christmas tradition is approved by God, because it inspires people to do good, and it also reminds us of the three wise men, who gave gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, see Matthew 2:11.

Since we all are children at heart, should we deplore that Christmas has become big business?

Myself, I think we should welcome that many people try to put in extra effort in doing something for other people during Christmas time.

And big business per se should never be deplored, because it feeds many families around the globe.

Since the true spirit of Christmas is generosity and peace, the United Nations should give Israel and Jerusalem back to its 12 tribes according to the will of God, instead of dividing up that little piece of land, thus threatening the whole world with the revenge of an angry God, and of terror and of wars, compare with Acts 1:6, Revelation 6:16 - 17, Revelation 16:16, and Revelation 19:21.

There has always been dissenters, who try to suppress Christian customs and victories. Let them be ignored.

For many persons Christmas is a magical season, which brings families and friends together, and when many get away on vacation.

Christmas is thus not only about the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. But it is the celebration of His birth.

We should be very thankful and mindful of this great gift from God to us all: "his face did shine as the sun", see Matthew 17:2, "and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength", see Revelation 1:16.

Listen to Luciano Pavarotti and Trisha Yearwood in "Adeste Fideles", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MYQneoYhYY&feature=related.

"Gloria in altissimis Deo,
et in terra pax in hominibus bonae voluntatis",
Luke 2:14.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

How Old Will We Be In Heaven?

Mater artium necessitas.

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.

"But 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. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God", see 1 Corinthians 2:9 - 10.

Heaven will be a great surprise for many, but human beings have no excuse for their unbelief, because creation is very powerful in its ability to reveal God.

For since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, see Romans 1:20, and compare with John 1:3, 10.

The Lord God is the one, only, and living true God, compare with Mark 12:29 and John 17:3.

"For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him", see Luke 20:38.

An interesting question is how old we will be in eternity and in heaven.

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known", see 1 Corinthians 13:12.

As believers, we know that we will see our Saviour, Who died for us on the cross.

The instant we open our eyes on the other side, we will instantly know exactly who Jesus is.

"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord", see 2 Corinthians 5:8.

"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is", see 1 John 3:2.

Christ died at approximately 33 years of age. Therefore all of us will have eternal youth - since we shall be like Him - as we come back after the rapture, compare with Jude 1:14 and Revelation 19:14, to rule and reign with Christ forever and ever, see Revelation 22:5.

At the rapture our physical bodies will undergo a transformation, for we shall all be changed, see 1 Corinthians 15:51.

"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality", see 1 Corinthians 15:42-53.

Christ said: "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you", see John 14:2.

When Jesus got the question if humans will have wives in heaven, He answered: "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven", see Matthew 22:29 - 30; watch Kaoma in "Lambada", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfTl5Vg73A.

Christians should follow the example of John the Baptist and decrease in self-reliance, and instead increase in reliance on Jesus Christ, compare with John 3:30.

Jesus is the perfect and outstanding example of obedience and submission, see Hebrews 5:7 - 8.

When we seek to model ourselves after Christ, consumed more with God and less with ourselves, we will find the mysteries of heaven revealed to us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

"For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad", see Luke 8:17.

Everything You need to know about anything, has already been given to You through the Holy Spirit.

"Carissimi, nunc filii Dei sumus, et nondum apparuit quid erimus; scimus quoniam, cum apparuerit, similes ei erimus, quoniam videbimus eum, sicuti est", 1 John 3:2.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Why Does The New Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

Sua cuique voluptas. (Ovid)

If God loved sinners He would not send them into the furnace of His eternal wrath, see Revelation 20:15.

"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ", see 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

God is perfectly displeased with the sinner. The sinner hates God, disobeys God, is ungrateful to God for all His favors, and would kill God if he could.

According to the New Testament, the sinner is "dead in trespasses and sins", see Ephesians 2:1.

The sinner is a child of disobedience, a servant of the devil, se Ephesians 2:2, since he is the slave of sin, compare with John 8:34.

Even in the Old Testament God has no complacent love for the sinner at all. According to Psalm 139:22, God hates sinners "with perfect hatred".

If Jesus loves sinners, He would love the sin in itself as well, and would even justify it.

"Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?", see Romans 2:4.

"For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth", see Hebrews 12:6.

We know that the New Testament condemns same-sex couples and homosexuality:

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet", see Romans 1:26 - 27.

The Christian life gives us freedom, but we should not abuse it.

The New Testament teaches us that there are things more important than democracy and freedom.

In 1 Corinthians 6:12 it is stated: "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any", compare with 1 Corinthians 10:23.

Historically, Christian Churches have regarded homosexual sex as sinful. But 1 Corinthians 10:29 asks the question: "why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?".

We can answer that question with another question, because AIDS is a deadly disease for which there is no cure.

Since homosexuality poses a dangerous public health risk, why is it even in the Churches nowadays being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents?

Compare with extremely painful religious methods of animal slaughter - such as the Jewish shechita and the Islamic dhabh - which cause severe and unnecessary suffering to animals before death, and which leave the defenseless animals bleeding to death.

Why not use existing more modern and human methods when slaughtering animals?

The reason we should outlaw kosher and halal is because we should not let doctrines of Satan dictate animal suffering, compare with Matthew 10:29.

"A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit", see Matthew 7:18.

And if we want to protect our animals from extreme suffering, how much more humans then, from exposure to a deadly disease like AIDS, compare with Matthew 10:31.

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place", see 2 Corinthians 2:14.

You cannot run from God. It is a race You cannot win. Listen to Alizée in "A Contre Courant", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpuIk0fYO4&NR=1.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid", see John 14:27.

"Dixitque ad illos: 'Videte et cavete ab omni avaritia, quia non in abundantia cuiusquam vita eius est ex his quae possidet' ", Luke 12:15.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Are You Born Again?

Gloriosum est iniurias oblivisci.

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation", see 2 Peter 3:3 - 4.

At a first glance the New Testament seems to be about gloom and doom.

In the New Testament we hear about the great tribulation, sorrows, birthpangs, wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, scorching heat, the sea and the waves roaring, terrors from heaven, final judgment, and people "beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God", see Revelation 20:4.

Jesus hates mediocrity. He said: "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth", see Revelation 3:16.

Victims should be defended and not punished.

Jesus stated that His mission is to "preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised", see Luke 4:18.

We know that the world is without end, see Ephesians 3:21, and that Christians have eternal life, since the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus.

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

An evil contingent within the Jewish nation influenced the Romans to put Christ to death. And Islam claims that Jesus never got crucified!

But Jesus said: "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again", see John 10:17. Christ continued: "No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again", see John 10:18.

It has been estimated that by the time Stephen was martyred, see Acts 7:60, the Jerusalem Church consisted of no fewer than 20.000 persons. This is said to have represented more than one-third of the estimated 55.000 citizens in Jerusalem at that time.

The Babylonian Talmud is a commentary on Jewish laws composed between A.D. 500 - 600.

Therein is a text about Jesus’ death. The Tractate Sanhedrin 43a contains this passage:

"Jesus was hanged on Passover Eve. Forty days previously the herald had cried: 'He is being led out for stoning, because he has practiced sorcery and led Israel astray and enticed them into apostasy. Whosoever has anything to say in his defense, let him come and declare it'. As nothing was brought forward in his defense, he was hanged on Passover Eve".

The Chief Priests and the Pharisees disliked the many miracles Jesus did, see John 11:47.

We know that Jesus healed people who were lame and even both blind and mute, He raised dead people like Lazarus, He transformed water to wine, fed thousands of people on a few breads, and changed the climate. Jesus also walked on water and cast out devils.

Jesus ultimately "gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works", see Titus 2:14.

And Jesus said unto the believers: "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you", see Matthew 17:20. "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full", see John 16:23 - 24.

Jesus proclaimed: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do", see John 14:12.

We know that Jesus is God, see for example John 14:9 and 1 John 5:20.

But why was the Chief Priests and Pharisees, who condemned Jesus in order for the Word to be fulfilled, so afraid of the power of God?

One explanation is found in Revelation 11:6. Believing Christians, like the Two Witnesses, "have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will".

In God's Word it is already explained that the minister of God is "the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil", see Romans 13:4.

Jesus came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly, see John 10:10. The Antichrist on the other hand is sometimes called "Death", see Revelation 6:8, because his aim is to extinguish all life universally, both that of man and that of beast.

"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:22.

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death", see 1 Corinthians 15:26.

During World War II around 64 million people died.

Since I was born, the world population has grown with 4 billion people, to around 6.7 billion people today.

Unfortunately, there is no way for this generation to escape WWIII. "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh", see Luke 21:28.

However, everybody should understand that the world and life will go on forever. "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man", see Luke 21:36.

What lies ahead in a few years time will be a rough ride, but it will not be the end, because the world is without end, see Ephesians 3:21, for "God is love", see 1 John 4:16.

Humanity will always progress, and with the Lord God in its midst, see Revelation 20:9, because "the government shall be upon his shoulder", see Isaiah 9:6.

"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations", see Revelation 12:5, and compare with Luke 1:32 - 33; listen to BWO in "Give Me The Night", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdEaWoURaHQ&feature=related.

To be a Christian means to master the elements, and to follow the goodness of God: "to be zealous of good works".

With perfect mastery comes the power to execute judgment, and if necessary ultimately to destroy a person, a city, or even a nation, with faithful prayer. This is called: "the terror of the Lord", see 2 Corinthians 5:11, and compare with Jude 1:15.

This power is handed over to the Christian believers: "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?", see 1 Corinthians 6:2, and compare with Luke 22:30.

You are Your own worst enemy. The most difficult thing to master is the self with selfdiscipline. This is the reason why we must be born again by the renewing of our spirit, see John 3:5 and Romans 12:2.

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance", see 2 Peter 3:9.

God is not interested in killing nonbelievers, but compare with Luke 19:27, because God is forgiving and merciful, and He really wants all men to be saved, since He came to save that wich was lost, see Luke 19:10, and compare with Revelation 14:16.

"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth", see 1 Timothy 2:3 - 4.

"Tunc respondebit illis dicens: 'Amen dico vobis: Quamdiu non fecistis uni de minoribus his, nec mihi fecistis'. Et ibunt hii in supplicium aeternum, iusti autem in vitam aeternam", Matthew 25:45 - 46.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

For Christians, Jerusalem Is "The Holy City"

Deo Optimo Maximo.

While Jerusalem is the holiest site in Judaism, some people ignore that Jerusalem is "The Holy City" for Christians as well. In The New Testament, in Revelation 11:2, Jerusalem accordingly is called "the holy city".

And in Revelation 20:9 Jerusalem is called "the beloved city".

Of course Israel have legal right to the "Holy Land". But what often is forgotten in the popular debate is that the Jewish people only is made up of the tribe of Judah.

But there are also 11 other Israeli tribes and their legal right should not be forgotten.

And as a matter of fact, the legal right for all Christians to the "Holy Land" should be taken into consideration, compare with Revelation 12:1. For all Christians are joint-heirs with Christ, see Romans 8:17.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday reiterated his rejection of Israel's demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

I can understand Abbas, because to demand that Israel should be recognized as a Jewish state, is the equivalent of demanding that Europe should be recognized as a Greek state.

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said failure to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinians would spell the end of the State of Israel.

But compare with Joel 3:2, which states: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land".

Olmert warns of a "South African-style struggle", which Israel will lose if a Palestinian state not is established, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7118937.stm.

Sadly enough, Olmert cannot grasp how important faithfulness is to God. God will never break His Word, compare with Titus 1:2.

Jesus explained just how severe the world troubles are to become, threatening everyone on Earth with extinction: "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:22.

What ultimately is true, according to the New Testament, is that the Lord God has chosen the Christians to be a people for Himself, see 1 Peter 2:9 - 10, and compare with Deuteronomy 14:2.

Without Jesus Christ, the Jewish people will continue to be unable to do anything important, see John 15:5, and compare with Romans 2:9.

The end of WWII was unfortunately not the end of the Holocaust, but only the end of the beginning of these sad sorrows called "The Holocaust", see Matthew 24:8.

More Christians should tell the truth about this, instead of running in and out of Churches!

A couple of centuries ago, the majority of the population in the Holy Land was made up of Christians. In recent years this have tragically changed rather dramatically.

But for Christians, Jerusalem still is "The Holy City", where the Lord God Jesus lived, preached, died, and was resurrected.

Christmas time is approaching and Elijah is still out there searching for Moses, who is dead and buried, see Deuteronomy 34:7, and compare with Jude 1:9.

When the witnessing against the Antichrist starts, Elijah will bring his mantle and the staff of Moses to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11:3.

It will certainly be a grandious spectacle when the 2nd witness simultaneously takes his stand on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem - for the 1260 days of witnessing for the risen Lord God Jesus - armored with the New Testament in Latin, the Sword of Esau, and the White Eagle of Romulus; and listen to Gilbert Becaud in "Et Maintenant", http://www.malhanga.com/musicafrancesa/et_maintenant-video/index.html.

Christ supplies all our need, but of course not our greed, see Philippians 4:19.

This is the gospel of wealth: " For ye 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", see 2 Corinthians 8:9.

"And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs", see Revelation 14:20.

"Carissimi, omnem sollicitudinem faciens scribendi vobis de communi vestra salute, necesse habui scribere vobis, deprecans supercertari semel traditae sanctis fidei", Jude 1:3.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Temple Mount In Jerusalem Will Be Divided

Lupus est homo homini.

For the politics the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the Gordian Knot of the Middle East peace process. This is why the Temple Mount will be divided.

It seems clear that the Annapolis summit in Maryland in the U.S., will lead to a Palestinian State in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem.

On the other hand, Israel will get a part of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in exchange, and the Third Temple will be built there.

This means that the Jewish people is prepared to give up Jerusalem, in order for God to have His house built on the Temple Mount.

This is a very noble act of the Jewish people, and it also implies that the fight, which has been going on for thousands of years between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, almost is over.

Of course we all understand that the hatred and killing between the sons of Abraham will and must stop.

Abraham wanted the best for all his children.

Christians are terrible people, but with a terrific religion. Jews are terrific people, but with a terrible religion. And Muslims are not so terrible, but their religion is not so terrific either.

Where do that leave us? Watch "3 Blade Shave", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvIFDTTYrE4.

Well, Christian strategists certainly recognize that the Middle East crisis and the struggle for peace in that region is a battle between fear and fundamentals.

The New Testament tells us that there will be a house of prayer for all peoples - The Third Temple of God - on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11:1.

The Annapolis summit prepares for Jerusalem and the rest of the Temple Mount to be given over to the Gentiles, who also will tread the Holy City under foot for forty-two months, see Revelation 11:2, Luke 21:24, and Romans 11:25; compare with 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 4.

Jerusalem is The Holy City, because it is "the city of the great King", see Matthew 5:35; watch Los Del Rio in "Macarena", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z7t-Ox3XvU.

The Jewish People will make a tremendous sacrifice in order to have the Third Temple built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This is commendable and also necessary, for the harvest of the earth is almost ripe, see Revelation 14:15, and compare with Revelation 11:3.

Sometimes we put too much trust in man. No one should forget that Christ, the Lord God, is firmly in His saddle, because He is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, see Revelation 19:16.

"Sicut scriptum est: 'quia patrem multarum gentium posui te', ante Deum, cui credidit, qui vivificat mortuos et vocat quae non sunt tamquam ea quae sunt", Romans 4:17.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The New Testament: The Divine Feminine And The Tree Of Life

Post proelia praemia.

In Christianity, the most obvious symbol of the Divine Feminine is the New Testament itself.

The ark of the New Testament is presently veiled in the Temple of Christ in heaven, see Revelation 11:19.

But the Holy Spirit manifests the presence of the divine in the body of the believers, see John 14:16 - 19.

The New Testament is the Tree of Life, which symbolizes the revelation of the divine feminine, see Revelation 22:2, and compare with Revelation 22:17.

Concerning the Antichrist it is written that: "He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon", see Daniel 11:41.

The Romans will accordingly resist the Antichrist. The dove, which is transformed into the white eagle of Romulus, is the victorious Church, and compare with Genesis 8:12 and Matthew 10:16.

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place", see 2 Corinthians 2:14.

And so Rome - Edom - will not only escape out of the hand of the Antichrist, when resisting him, see Daniel 11:41, and James 4:7, but will walk all over him, see Romans 16:20, and Revelation 19:17 - 21, killing everything that stands in the way of the Lord God Jesus.

So God will protect His people from the wrath to come, compare with Revelation 3:10, and listen to The Sweet in "Ballroom Blitz", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBDivsSe3k.

What is now so horrible about the cross then, that even a Rabbi in Jerusalem one week ago demanded that some Bishops, who visited the Holy Land, should remove their crosses from their Priestly garbs in the presence of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, see http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2007/11/catholic-bishops-barred-from-western.html?

The truth is that everything - including empty religion - which not is based upon Jesus Christ, and Him crucified and resurrected, is completely worthless. And this truth is in fact very hard for the laborers of Satan to accept.

Some people wonder why there are no Italian Muslims. But the reason is quite obvious, watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXe0pgRrOIA.

"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober", see 1 Thessalonians 5:6.

Stay focused, because God has promised You eternal life, see Titus 1:2, and this depends on faith and not luck, compare with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZZduGmdtU.

Yah is the Egyptian word for "moon", and Jehovah or Yahweh is used to refer to any of the moon gods. It is interesting to note that the first appearance of a reference to Yahweh in a name is Azariah, the son of Ethan, the son of Zerah, the son of Judah.

The reason for WWI and for WWII, which basically was fought between descendants of Israeli tribes and Romans, and for God allowing the Antichrist to rise to power during this generation, is that God supports creative destruction, if this is needed to avoid even greater evil later.

It is like the banks, which currently prefer to not stop a mild recession, in order to avoid a nastier depression later. God similarly does not want the train of humanity to hit the end of track at full speed.

But since we are in a race, we are supposed to run so as to win the prize, see 1 Corinthians 9:24.

We are told that the race goes not to the swift, see Ecclesiastes 9:11, but to those who run with patience, see Hebrews 12:1, and are able to endure, see Matthew 24:13.

"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery", see 1 Timothy 4:12 - 14.

"Iesus autem ait illi: 'Si potes credere, omnia possibilia credenti'. Et continuo exclamans pater pueri lacrimis aiebat: 'Credo; adiuva incredulitatem meam' ", Mark 9:23 -24.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Birthplace Of Modern Civilization Found Inside The Palatine Hill In Rome

Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.

Archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled an underground grotto believed to have been revered by ancient Romans as the place where a she-wolf suckled Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the god of war Mars who were abandoned in a basket and left adrift on the Tiber, see http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2007-11-20-rome-grotto-romulus_N.htm.

Ancient texts say the grotto, known as the "Lupercale", from "lupa", Latin for she-wolf, was near the palace of Augustus, Rome's first emperor, who was said to have restored it.

The grotto was decorated with a white eagle, and that symbol of the Roman Empire was found atop the sanctuary's vault, which lies just below the ruins of the palace built by Augustus, said Irene Iacopi, the archaeologist in charge of the Palatine and the nearby Roman Forum.

Thanks to the wolf, a symbol of Rome to this day, the twins survived, and Romulus founded the city of Rome in 753 B.C. on the Palatine Hill, becoming its first king after killing Remus in a power struggle, and see http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-84381/There-was-a-tremendous-Greek-influence-on-the-Roman-Empire.

Decorated with seashells and coloured marble, the vaulted sanctuary is buried almost 16 metres - 52 feet - inside the Palatine Hill, the palatial centre of power in imperial Rome, the archaeologists told at a news conference.

Augustus, who ruled from 63 B.C. to his death in 14 A.D., see http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95sep/augustus.html, was keen on being close to the places of Rome's mythical foundation and used the city's religious traditions to bolster his hold on power, Iacopi said.

"The Lupercale must have had an important role in Augustus' policies'', she said: "He saw himself as a new Romulus''.

Andrea Carandini, a professor of archeology at Rome's La Sapienza University and an expert on the Palatine, said the grotto is almost certainly the "Lupercale''.

The Palatine Hill is honeycombed with palaces and other ancient monuments, from the 8th-century B.C. remains of Rome's first fledgling huts to a medieval fortress and Renaissance villas.

But the remains are fragile and plagued by collapses, leaving more than half of the hill, including Augustus' palace, closed to the public.

Politicians are not very smart people, that is why they are politicians. And this is the reason why we need the Church, because Jesus saves, and Jesus alone gives victory.

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God", see 1 Corinthians 1:18.

Mistakes are not lessons to be regretted, but to be learned. This explains why Rome went public for the sake of Jesus, preaching the gospel to every creature, and telling believers how to have victory over Satan.

"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen", see Romans 16:20.

"Hunc Deus suscitavit tertia die et dedit eum manifestum fieri non omni populo, sed testibus praeordinatis a Deo, nobis, qui manducavimus et bibimus cum illo postquam resurrexit a mortuis; et praecepit nobis praedicare populo et testificari quia ipse est, qui constitutus est a Deo iudex vivorum et mortuorum. Huic omnes Prophetae testimonium perhibent remissionem peccatorum accipere per nomen eius omnes, qui credunt in eum ", Acts 10:40 -43.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Catholic Bishops Barred From Western Wall For Wearing Crosses

Roma locuta est. Causa finita est.

Last week a group of Austrian Catholic Bishops, who refused to remove their Christian crosses, were refused entry to the courtyard of the Western Wall, the Jewish people's holiest prayer site, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1192380799940&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

This incident, which took place Thursday, smacks of unhospitality, religious intolerance, and disrespect for Christian religious leaders.

"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", see Isaiah 30:1.

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch refused to give the Bishops access to the site and avoided meeting the ecclesiastic delegation of approximately 20, led by the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schonborn.

"Crosses are a symbol that hurts Jewish feelings", said Rabinovitch. The Rabbi continued: "They did not have to take them off, just hide them. I've never encountered a Christian who has refused, including the Pope".

According to a directive issued by Rabinovitch, it is forbidden to openly wear the Latin Cross, which represents what Christians believe in. Here Rabinovitch has a tactical dilemma to mull over, and compare with Luke 9:23 and John 8:44.

We all have to make the choice between if we want to follow the evil law of the murderer Moses - who killed the Egyptian, and all of his own generation, except Joshua and Caleb - or if we want freedom and liberty, by following our Great and Sinless God Jesus Christ, Who died for our sins, see Titus 2:13, 1 John 3:16, Revelation 1:5, and compare with Galatians 5:1, 1 John 3:15, and Revelation 11:1 - 19.

The Austrian Archbishop and Bishops must be commended for wearing their hearts on their sleeve in Israel last Thursday.

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience", see James 1:2 - 3.

"Unfortunately we did not know that there was a dress code", said Austrian Embassy cultural attaché Arad Benko. The Archbishop and Bishops arrived in their traditional dress complete with crosses and robes. At the entrance they were stopped and told they could not come in unless they removed their crosses.

Not only showed the Archbishop and Bishops great technical ability by cancelling the meeting with the Rabbi. But additionally by retreateing to a nearby terrace from where they had a beautiful view of the Wall, they were also indeed supported by the Almighty and all important Lord God Jesus, see Matthew 18:20, and compare with John 4:21.

Afterwards the Bishops visited Yad Vashem - just like I did some years ago - the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, where during a speech Schonborn referred to the incident at the Holy Site: "I do not feel disappointed because we have seen the Wall from the terrace and we were able to participate in the prayers of the Jews from afar. Our decision to heed the requests not to approach the Wall was made out of respect for the religious sensitivities of the Jews".

In March 2005 during a visit in Israel, Schonborn said it was doctrinally important for Christians to recognize Jews' connection to the Holy Land and Christians should rejoice in Jews' return to the Land of Israel as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy, compare with Matthew 24:31.

And of course I too believe that every inch of biblical Israel - The Holy Land - belongs to the Israelites. Faith and technology is the way for achieving this, and listen to Sting Feat. Cheb Mami in "Desert Rose", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHkj-uSt_Y.

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death", see 1 Corinthians 15:26, and compare with John 5:45, and Revelation 20:1 - 3, 10.

Watch Apostolia Zoi and Kostas Tournas in "O Pio Kalos Tragoudistis", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8VONDBo_SI.

"Multi enim ambulant,
quos saepe dicebam vobis,
nunc autem et flens dico,
inimicos crucis Christi,
quorum finis interitus,
quorum deus venter
et gloria in confusione ipsorum,
qui terrena sapiunt",
Philippians 3:18 - 19.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Worsening Relations Between The Vatican And Israel

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo. (Ovid)

The Jerusalem Post reports about worsening Vatican-Israeli ties, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1195127524397&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi lashed out at Israel in an interview posted Friday on http://www.terrasanta.net, an online publication about the Holy Land.

Interviewed earlier in the week in Washington, where he now serves as Pope Benedict XVI's envoy to the United States, Archbishop Sambi said: "If I must be frank, the relations between the Catholic Church and the state of Israel were better when there were no diplomatic ties".

There are in fact many countries in the world with worsening relations toward Israel. The cooling ties between Israel and the Vatican are just another sign of Israel's overall deteriorating image everywhere.

But there is also something more to it.

In Genesis 27:40 Isaac blessed Esau with the words: "And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck".

What is actually happening is that the Romans finally are breaking free from the Old Testament Law of oppression, which Jesus nailed to the cross, see Colossians 2:14, and Ephesians 2:15.

"For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace", see Romans 6:14.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord God Jesus shall be saved, see Acts 2:21. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved", see Acts 4:12.

"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven", see Colossians 1:20.

So God gave the New Testament as the new Torah - the new law, see Matthew 5:18, as promised, see Hebrews 8:10, and abolished the old ministration of death and condemnation, see Luke 16:16, John 10:8, 2 Corinthians 3:6 - 13, and Hebrews 8:6 - thus putting away the Old Testament law to the garbage heap of history, see Hebrews 8:7 and 13.

In Christ Jesus we have all become heirs of God, see Romans 8:17.

The Jewish religion is left in a state of complete disaster, see Matthew 23:38, and this has marred Israeli journalism and newsreporting for too long.

And so huge is the Vatican to Israel, deprived of religious glory for so long, that to continue to cloud Christ only serves to pump up the Vatican furthermore.

The Vatican now faces bone-crunching challenges from Israel, since no side will give his opposite number an inch to breathe.

But Christ returns very soon, and therefore religion will get scrappy at times.

It will certainly not be pretty, but it will all be forgotten come the final whistle at the return of Jesus, when Christianity will bathe in Israel’s elation, while Judaism will collapse in despair, see Revelation 1:7.

The Vatican and the Pope Benedict XVI have surpassed everyone’s expectations so far. But it would just be typical the Romans to throw it away at the last, and to have the Christian nation’s dreams extinguished again by a cruel late blow one more time, compare with Genesis 27:34 - 36, and listen to Ringo Starr in "It Don't Come Easy", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUbntU2N7xY.

However, I do not think this will happen, because no man who believes in Jesus Christ, will ever be put to shame or be disappointed, compare with John 14:6 and John 15:5.

But the Vatican should remember that women are allowed to preach, because women are equal with men, see Mark 16:15, 1 Corinthians 12:12 - 25, Galatians 3:28, and Colossians 3:11, and compare with http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html.

"For there is no respect of persons with God", see Romans 2:11.

"Nam si is qui venit, alium Christum praedicat, quem non praedicavimus, aut alium Spiritum accipitis, quem non accepistis, aut aliud evangelium, quod non recepistis, recte pateremini", 2 Corinthians 11:4.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Catholic And Orthodox Churches Unite

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. (John Owen)

A document signed both by the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, has unmistakably and definitely established the primate of the Roman Bishop, opening the way to the union between Catholic and Orthodox believers, who have been divided since the A.D. 1054 split.

The document traces three basic concepts: ecclesiastic communion, authority, and concilliarity, see http://www.javno.com/en/world/clanak.php?id=98153.

What does the Bible prophecy about Church unity?

And what does the future hold for mankind?

In Isaiah 19:19 - 25 we read: "In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it. And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them. In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance".

The Lord has apparently three different folds; compare with John 10:16:

1) The Egyptians
2) The Assyrians
3) The Israelis

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

From Romans 11:1 - 2 we know that Egypt - God's people - actually symbolizes the Jews, and that Israel symbolizes the non-Jewish "lost" Israeli tribes.

Thus the Assyrians remain. But who are the Assyrians?

The Assyrians are biblically and originally actually the Romans, the Greeks, the Germans, and the Austrians; compare with Genesis 27:22 and Romans 16:20.

Romans 10:12 states that: "there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek".

Thus the Greeks are for the Gentiles what the Jews are for the Israelis.

The Greeks symbolize the Gentiles - and they have come to Christ bodily, and in belief, and in faith, see John 12:20 - 26.

The Jewish Priests prophecied - when the Jewish people rejected Jesus as their Messiah - that: "the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation", see John 11:48.

This prophecy was fulfilled in A.D. 70, according to the words of Christ: "But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness", see Matthew 8:12. Because of this historical event it is written: "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated", see Romans 9:13.

Therefore it is prophecied concerning the Jew that: "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand", see Psalm 37:24.

The New Testament promises that when "the fulness of the Gentiles be come in", "all Israel shall be saved", see Romans 11:25 - 26, and then Satan will be trampled under feet, see Romans 16:20.

The "fulness of the Gentiles" equals the Union of the Catholic and Orthodox Peoples and of their Churches. Therefore the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches will and must unite.

When Isaac blessed Esau, he said: "by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck", see Genesis 27:40.

Thus the day is coming when the Assyrians (= the Catholic and the Orthodox peoples) no more will be controlled by the Israeli tribes, who are the Jewish people, the Americans, the British, the French, the peoples of Benelux, the Swiss, the Scandinavians, the Russians, the Australians and the people of New Zealand, and the South Africans.

The Latin language will rise to world dominion, when the yoke of the Old Testament Law and of all the 12 Israeli Tribes are broken from off the necks of the Romans, see Galatians 5:1, 13.

There will be peace for 1000 years, and Israel will be a superpower, possessing every inch of biblical Israel.

The Romans and their allies will at last, after all the terrible world wars, finally enjoy real freedom, see Revelation 20:4.

"And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more", see Hebrews 10:17.

"Quia propitius ero iniquitatibus eorum et peccatorum illorum iam non memorabor", Hebrews 8:12.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Surviving Peak Oil By Taking Possession Of The Promised Land

Nervos belli, pecuniam. (Cicero)

A crash in oil production is about to set off worldwide recession and economic collapse.

This will soon trigger a global conflict that will cost millions of lives, compare with Oil, Smoke & Mirrors, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8677389869548020370&q=oil+smoke+mirrors&total=36&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said recently it believed global oil production had peaked last year. We should remember that every aspect of human existence is dependent on oil.

The Oil Apocalypse is now upon us, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pxeOp9xjsw&eurl.

In Burma, recent protests over rising fuel prices led to a crackdown by the country's military authorities. And in China, where there have been critical fuel shortages, one man was shot for trying to jump a petrol queue.

What can we do? Should we return to a simpler time like that before oil and natural gas?

When trucks, which head to food stores, loaded with food, stop at the roadside for lack of fuel, then we know that the situation is serious.

Some people want national governments to act stronger. But we know the end result of that.

In Germany, the Reichstag fire was a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire.

In Germany, there were no Catholic Priests or Protestant Pastors, who had the guts to protest, when Jews and Communists were accused of having set fire to the German Reichstag in 1933.

Without courageous Priests and Pastors Germany was doomed to WWII and the following destruction, and listen to Vitaa in "Pourquoi Les Hommes", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPKxn2bsKuU.

In America after 9/11, there are similarly no Catholic Priests or Protestant Pastors, who have the guts to protest, when the civil rights and freedom are taken away from the American population, making way for WWIII.

In the New Testament we read: "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie", see 2 Thessalonians 2:11.

The Reichstag fire in Germany was a terrible act of terrorism, almost like 9/11 in the U.S. After the 9/11 attacks in America, we were not few, who lost our jobs here in Europe the following months, because of this terrible terror attack.

But where are the Churches of America and Europe standing today? And are there no independent Pastors, who question what actually is going on?

Who financed and trained the terrorists of 9/11?

Myself, I am afraid that this whole thing is a political set-up, just like the fire at the German Reichstag in 1933.

America has thousands of war planes. Why was not one single plane sent up to intercept all these planes, with terrorists on 9/11, which had deviated for hours from their itineraries?

Without courageous Priests and Pastors, who speak up, America is doomed to destruction, because no one can fool God.

How often does not a little country like Sweden have to defend its airspace from intruders from Russia or NATO. On the 9th of August 1984 a Soviet Sukhoi plane even tried to shoot me down over Gotland, in Sweden, when I returned in a passenger plane from Greece.

Of course one should remember that during the cold war 80% of the military transgressions of Sweden's borders came from NATO countries, and not from the former Warszaw Pact. This is maybe one of the reasons why Sweden still is military neutral today.

11 out of the 12 tribes of Israel live outside of Israel today, and watch Rihanna in "Don't Stop The Music", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsRWpK4pf90.

I believe God's reason for 9/11 was to cause His people to come back to the biblical borders of Israel, since Europe and America in fact belong to the Italians, Germans, and Austrians.

Whether we want it or not, God always fulfills His promises. Therefore God sends strong delusion, that people will believe a lie, see 2 Thessalonians 2:11, and compare with 2 Corinthians 4:4.

Here in Belgium a parliamentary election was held in the beginning of June, but there is still no national government, which probably is better than having one.

The Belgian people is historically made up of the Israeli tribe of Benjamin, and it has its home in Palestine.

According to God's will the time has come for Belgium - this Israeli tribe of Benjamin - to march back home to Palestine, after 2500 years, and to give back Belgium to the Germans and Italians, as God promised, and listen to Frederic Francois in "Je T'Aime A L'Italienne", http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/aimer+a+l%27italienne/video/x231v4_frederic-francois-je-taime-a-litali_music.

Lead - don't follow!

Then, it will finally be time for the British, the French, the Swiss, the Dutch, and the Scandinavians - the other "Lost" Israeli tribes - to also march back home to the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the rivers Euphrates and the Nile - Israel - which belongs to all these Israelis, and watch Kenza Farah in "Appellez-Moi Kenza", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnbBIVHBhZo.

Well, Belgians, Julius Caesar, the Great Roman Emperor, said of You that You are the strongest people on the face of the Earth.

Now, blessed tribe of Benjamin, is the time to lead all Israelis back and to put Yourself alongside your brother, the brave Jewish people, which is the only of the 12 tribes in the promised land, which actually has obeyed the promise of the Lord God to take the promised land in possession, and compare with Ephesians 2:2.

"Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's", see Matthew 22:21.

America and Europe belong to and are given to the Italians, the Germans, and to the Austrians, and watch Craig David in "Hot Stuff", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2T8-ILbFDI.

The Lord God Jesus says: Let my people go! Compare with Revelation 11:1 - 19, and listen to Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warns in "Up Where We Belong", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bviO2SM5H7k.

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?", see Romans 8:31.

So will Matthew 24:31 and Acts 1:7 be fulfilled, and the whole world will know, when all Israelis take possession of the promised land, that there is no other God than Jesus - the God of Israel - see Titus 2:13, 1 John 5:20, and Revelation 1:8.

By taking possession of the promised land, all Israel will be saved, see Romans 11:26, and watch Shy'm in "Oublie Moi", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34tcbUPMkQQ.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away", see Revelation 21:4.

"Et per eum reconciliare omnia in ipsum,
pacificans per sanguinem crucis eius,
sive quae in terris
sive quae in caelis sunt", Colossians 1:20.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Disagreeing With God Is What The New Testament Calls Sin

O quam cito transit gloria mundi!

Jesus Christ is the Word of God, Who became flesh and made His dwelling among us. His glory, is the glory of the One and Only, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth, see John 1:14.

Jesus told the Pharisees - the Jewish religious leaders of His day - that they would die in their sins if they did not believe that He was Who He claimed to be, see John 8:24.

In the book of Hebrews, the author writes plainly of Christ's deity. The first chapter states that the Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word, see Hebrews 1:3.

Jesus did consider Himself equal with God. To see Jesus is to see the Father, and to know Him is to know the Father, see John 10:30, and compare with John 14:9.

Jesus claimed to have existed prior to His incarnation on Earth, see John 1:1, 3, and in John 8:58 He thus said: "Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am".

Colossians 1:15 - 17 explains Christ: "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist".

Jesus Christ talked of His Kingdom when He said: "The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity", see Matthew 13:41, and compare with 1 Corinthians 6:9 - 10, Galatians 5:19 - 21, and Revelation 22:15.

In Matthew 12:8 Jesus says that "the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day", and to confirm His authority as Lord God to forgive sins, Christ enabled a sick of the palsy to take up his bed and walk, see Mark 2:9.

Christ stated: "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him", see John 14:23.

In the Old Testament, the prophets, when speaking for God, would begin their statements with: "The word of the Lord came unto me", see for example Ezekiel 38:1. But Jesus always begins with: "I say unto you", since He is the Lord God, and see for example Mark 10:29.

Thus Jesus spoke with authority, and power, as the Scripture - the Word of God; and compare with Romans 10:17.

The belief in Jesus Christ, being of the same essence as God the Father, began with Jesus Himself, and was taught to His Apostles, who in turn handed down this belief to the early Church Fathers. Christ's deity is the foundation upon which the Christian faith rests.

So now Jesus is then both God and man.

Christians should therefore be as the wise virgins - who have oil - in Matthew 25:1 - 13.

It all comes down to discipline.

Even successful gamblers follow certain rules to stay disciplined at for example Soccer Betting.

They know how important it is to specialize on certain leagues and to avoid multiples and accumulators.

It is not easy to win money consistently from betting. Fewer than 5% of gamblers are successful at it. The number one pitfall for most punters is lack of discipline. Compare with the following soccer betting tips to turn You into a consistent winner, http://www.isfa.com/disciplined-wagering.php.

Christians should in the same way stay disciplined and obedient in the faith, compare with Jude 1:20.

We live in a hungry world in search for more oil.

And the oil is seriously underpriced, watch Matt Simmons, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0P8yQSTU74.

High prices do not kill oil demand, but oil use can never exceed oil supply. Since 1995 oil demand is growing by 16 million barrels per day.

We know that non-conventional oil does not work, because it is too expensive, of too low quality, and it is too energy intensive to produce.

Global oil supply peaked in 2006, and this crisis leads to war. The top 38 giant fields of the Arabian Gulf are furthermore in total 41% depleted.

We have used most of highest quality of oil at two cents per cup. And now people ask how high the oil prices can go.

Global oil output peaked in 2006 at 81 million barrels per day, and is predicted to slide to 58 million bpd by 2020, and to 39 million bpd by 2030.

The Peak Oil crisis is ignored, and this will lead to social chaos in the whole world, and ultimately to WWIII, compare with Revelation 6:6.

Philippians 2:5 -11 talks of Jesus existing in the form of God. "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you", see 1 Peter 5:6 - 7.

"Deo autem gratias, qui semper triumphat nos in Christo Iesu et odorem notitiae suae manifestat per nos in omni loco", 2 Corinthians 2:14.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Five Pillars Of Christianity

A cruce salus.

What do Christians believe?

Christianity developed out of Judaism, and is defined by its five pillars.

Now, what are the five pillars of Christianity, according to the New Testament?

The five pillars of Christianity are:

1) The virgin birth of Jesus, see Matthew 1:23.

2) The deity of Jesus, see Romans 9:5.

3) The blood atonement of Jesus, see Acts 20:28.

4) The bodily resurrection of Jesus, see 2 Timothy 2:8.

5) The second coming of Jesus, see Acts 1:11.

"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine", see 2 Timothy 4:2; "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began", see Titus 1:2.

All powers of darkness are defeated through the cross, compare with Colossians 2:14 - 15. The cross is the means, but Christ is the source.

There came a day in Adam’s life when he sinned. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned", see Romans 5:12. But now the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin, see 1 John 1:7.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down his life for us, see 1 John 3:16.

The only way to God is Jesus Christ, but the only way to Christ is through the cross; compare with John 14:6, Luke 9:23, and 1 John 5:19.

Jesus Christ is the only Saviour and He is God manifest in the flesh, see 1 Timothy 3:16.

"Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth", see Romans 10:4. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death, see Romans 8:2.

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place", see 2 Corinthians 2:14.

"Pacem sequimini cum omnibus et sanctimoniam, sine qua nemo videbit Dominum", Hebrews 12:14.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Doomsday Draws Near!

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria. (Publilius Syrus)

We know that thermal expansion of the oceans will cause the seas to rise.

The Andromeda Galaxy heads relentlessly towards our Galaxy - the Milky Way - with a speed of 430 000 km/h. In 2 billion years these Galaxies will collide, see http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~tcox/localgroup/.

Ultimately, due to gravitation, the Andromeda Galaxy will fusion with the Milky Way, and form a new Galaxy - Milkomeda! Listen to Céline Dion in "D'Amour Ou D'Amitié", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM7VibC_tpc.

We know also that the Sun in a distant future will devour the Earth, see 2 Peter 3:11 - 12, and watch "Le Roi Soleil", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpiDn765wY&NR=1.

But love is the essence of life - amor est vitae essentia - because "God is love", see 1 John 4:16, and listen to "Aimer" by Romeo et Juliette, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8qeWLoI8A.

However, there is a more immediate and serious threat to the Earth - Asteroids - and compare with Revelation 8:8 - 12.

The Earth has already experienced collisions with Asteroids. The Yucatan was for example hit by a giant Asteroid, and watch Nomads in "Yakalelo", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ga2-CXYeNU.

An Asteriod with a diameter of "only" 140 meters could actually wipe out all life on a territory equivalent to that of France.

We can see craters of 150 Asteroid impacts on our planet, see http://www.solarviews.com/eng/tercrate.htm.

We do not know where, or when, the next Asteroid will hit our planet, but an Asteroid will, without doubt, hit our planet with great impact soon again.

NASA has got the amount of 4.1 million dollars to find and trace Asteroids - the equivalent of a few days of war in Iraq - but it allows only for the study of objects of more than 1 km in diameter.

Mark Twain said: Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an Asteroid, and watch Mylene Farmer in "California", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BfL0m6bxTI.

There are more than 20 000 Asteroids - bigger than 140 meters in diameter - which regularly intersect the orbit of the Earth.

Smaller Asteroids, or Meteorites, which "only" have a diameter of 50 meters, can also create great devastation, and these Near Earth Objects hit our planet almost every century. Watch Lorie in "J'ai Besoin D'Amour", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_PQq8Wj8Mc.

At 7:17 AM on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Tunguska in Siberia. It was caused by the impact and breakup of a large Meteorite, at an altitude of roughly six kilometers.

Recent scientific studies, by Meteorite researcher Christopher Chyba, have estimated that this mysterious explosion, was caused by a stony Meteorite, about 30 meters in diameter, traveling at about 15 km/s.

The Tunguska Meteorite had an explosive energy of roughly 60 A-bombs, or 500 KT of TNT, and it destroyed 2000 square kilometers of Russian forest.

1980 the average industrial leader in the U.S. earned 42 times more than the average worker. By the year 2005 the average industrial leader in the U.S. made 411 times more than the average employee.

Peak Oil is causing the petrodollar warfare, and it threatens to disintegrate the American democracy into dictatorship and global imperialism; compare with http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid932411100.

But the only sure prediction we can do about the future is that the Earth will be hit by an Asteroid. And this is for certain a scientific fact!

Jesus said: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken", see Luke 21:25 - 26.

After that, Jesus said: "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory", see Luke 21:27.

For the first time man now has the ability to track smaller Asteroids that could wreak enormous destruction on our planet. This is bringing increasing anxiety about threats from the heavens not known before.

This is exactly what Jesus predicted would happen in the last days before His return, and compare with His words: "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven", see Hebrews 12:26.

The prophetic signs of Christ's soon coming just keep multiplying. Are You ready to meet Him?

"Et quintus angelus tuba cecinit. Et vidi stellam de caelo cecidisse in terram, et data est illi clavis putei abyssi", Revelation 9:1.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

America's Christian Heritage In Washington Has Banished God

Laus Deo.

The National Park Service has banished God from a key display of America's Christian heritage in Washington.

A California pastor who regularly leads teams of visitors to see markers of the nation's religious history wants God restored.

The reference is an engraving of "LAUS DEO", which is Latin for "Praise be to God", and is on the east side of the 100-ounce aluminum cap of the Washington Monument, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58349.

We live in the prelude to what popularly is called the seventh day.

This means that a new superpower will emerge among the nations - Israel, as well as a new lingua franca - Latin.

Nostradamus prophesied that a man called by a barbaric name would speak to a great people - the Americans - in words and deeds, and would have more fame and renown than any other man.

This will of course affect New Atlantis - America - and listen to Donna Summer in "Hot Stuff", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-TM3q5-Cc.

The Book of Revelation speaks of seven kings: "five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition", see Revelation 17:10 - 11.

The eighth and last Kingdom is the revived first Empire, Atlantis, and its King is the reincarnated Lucifer, the Antichrist mentioned in Revelation 17:11.

The seven Empires and its Kings who are fallen are: Atlantis - Lucifer, Egypt - Akhenaton, Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar, Assyria - Sennacherib, Greece - Alexander the Great, The Roman Empire - Nero, and The Third Reich - Adolf Hitler.

The Antichrist is thus preceded by 7 kings or rulers. He will be the 8th king. He will also be of the 7, see Revelation 17:11. He will not be raised from the dead, because he "goeth into perdition", but he will have the same nationality as the ruler before him.

"Submit yourselves therefore to God"; watch Rihanna in "Umbrella", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4X7eFbP3u4.

"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you", see James 4:7, and compare with Romans 16:20.

Now, Elijah, see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/, thinks that the Antichrist is Prince Charles, forgetting that the name of the Prince's home country neither starts with the 1st letter of the alphabet - A, nor the last and 29th - Ö.

Therefore we must do everything possible to support the Latin language and the Nation of Israel, because they are one and the same, and compare with Genesis 27:22.

But 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, and listen to Dionne Warwick in "Heartbreaker", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZIE6K5_HkI.

Of the powerful beast it is said: "who is able to make war with him?", see Revelation 13:4, and the number of the beast "is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six", see Revelation 13:18.

Both the American space shuttle Columbia, and the former Russian space station Mir burned the sky at their descent.

Columbia, the dove, is the universal symbol of peace, and just like the burning Mir - peace in Russian - the violent end of Columbia signified the end of peace, compare with Revelation 8:1.

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape", see 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

The book of Revelation, as well as the book of Daniel, forebade the king of fierce countenance, who understands dark sentences, and "whose look was more stout than his fellows", see Daniel 7:20.

As a foreigner he will be different from the previous ones, and the whole earth will be amazed and follow after the beast. Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways, and will magnify himself in his heart. According to his will he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

He will try to change times and laws, and wear out the Saints, and scatter the power of the holy people, and destroy the mighty and the holy people.

He shall destroy wonderfully, and he shall prosper, and his leadership will among other things bring about the termination of the United States as we know it.

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:15 - 22.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour", see 1 Peter 5:8.

"Sed in his omnibus superamus propter eum, qui dilexit nos", Romans 8:37.