James 5:1 (KJV) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jesus "Wife" Papyrus - Much Ado About Nothing

I really hate to waste my time on the likes of this, but I can't resist. This is such a perfect example of the blasphemy that goes on under the name of Christianity, and undoubtedly has its genesis in satanic deception, as he uses his usual tools, the phony theologians from schools known for decades for their apostasy.
My comments are in red. If there are no comments after the black highlighted words, it's because the very words themselves speak for their lack of credibility.

The New York Times
September 18, 2012
A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School [enough said] has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’[So what? Even if this scrap of paper was true - which it isn't - the wife/bride of the Lord God is a central theme of scripture from beginning to end. The wife/bride of the Lord is always the community of his devoted followers, always using the husband/wife example. One more evidence of the ignorance of the elite scholars regarding the Word of God.]

The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.” [See my note above!]

The finding was made public in Rome on Tuesday at the International Congress of Coptic Studies by Karen L. King, a historian who has published several books about new Gospel discoveries and is the first woman to hold the nation’s oldest endowed chair, the Hollis professor of divinity. [This 'first woman' to hold this divinity 'title' is a shame and pariah to all true Christian women; this woman should stick to making divinity rather than commenting on it.]

The provenance of the papyrus fragment is a mystery, and its owner has asked to remain anonymous. [The history and the anonymity speak volumes.] Until Tuesday, Dr. King had shown the fragment to only a small circle of experts [again with the 'experts,' none of which carry any validity in the true Church....] in papyrology and Coptic linguistics, who concluded that it is most likely not a forgery. But she and her collaborators say they are eager for more scholars to weigh in and perhaps upend their conclusions. [This is not her real intent, but even if it were she won't need to wait long...]

Even with many questions unsettled, the discovery could reignite the debate [there has never been even a hint of a debate on this phony issue coming to us straight out of the impatient minds of the Abyss] over whether Jesus was married, whether Mary Magdalene was his wife and whether he had a female disciple. These debates date to the early centuries of Christianity, scholars say. But they are relevant today, when global Christianity is roiling over the place of women in ministry and the boundaries of marriage. [True Christianity is not giving any of this a second thought ... it is roiling only in the New Church of the Apostates and the Antichrist.]

The discussion is particularly animated in the Roman Catholic Church, [no comment needed] where despite calls for change, the Vatican has reiterated the teaching that the priesthood cannot be opened to women and married men because of the model set by Jesus.

Dr. King gave an interview and showed the papyrus fragment, encased in glass, to reporters from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Harvard Magazine in her garret office in the tower at Harvard Divinity School last Thursday. [All purveyors of false information, particularly relating to Christianity.]

She repeatedly cautioned that this fragment should not be taken as proof [pretending to be the thoughtful researcher that she isn't...] that Jesus, the historical person, was actually married. The text was probably written centuries after Jesus lived, [21 centuries, to be exact]  and all other early, historically reliable Christian literature is silent on the question, she said. [All Christian literature is silent on the matter for the obvious reason that such a fanciful and heretical idea never entered the minds of sane Christian scholars.]

But the discovery is exciting, [ doubt some quarters are excited, none of which are in the Christian community...] Dr. King said, because it is the first known statement from antiquity that refers to Jesus speaking of a wife. It provides further evidence that there was an active discussion among early Christians [It provides nothing of the sort, and serves only to identify once again those apostates ... those wolves among the sheep.] about whether Jesus was celibate or married, and which path his followers should choose.

“This fragment suggests that some early Christians had a tradition that Jesus was married,” she said.

If you have plenty of time to waste reading heresies, the rest of the article is HERE.

.....I have been saying for a long time that we could expect to be hearing about 'ancient discoveries' which would be designed to attack the Bible and the faith of Christians. I just didn't realize how amateurish it would be.

     We can expect much more of this.



Saturday, September 29, 2012

President Obama: Future Must Not Belong to Christians

President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians.
Pay careful attention to what he says.
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.
Now, that’s the full paragraph so no one can claim I took him out of context.

But consider this.

It is an orthodox Christian belief that Mohammed is not a prophet. Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Believing that is slandering Mohammed. That’s just a fact. If you don’t believe me, you go into the MIddle East and proclaim Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and see what happens to your life.

Then Barack Obama went on to say “Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.” Note he says we cannot “slander the prophet of Islam” but it’s only the image of Christ in the next sentence — not actually Christ himself desecrated. If this is so, why does Barack Obama’s government continue funding the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded Christ in urine, the Virgin Mary painted in dung, etc.?

Now, in point of fact, this is a major difference between Islam and Christianity. Christ came to this world as an enemy of the world and expected to be impugned. He also tells his followers that they should expect to be impugned. There is joy in being persecuted for following the Risen Lord. In Islam, if you impugn Mohammed, you get a fatwa on your butt.

And then there is the first amendment. The President of the United States tried to have it both ways in his speech.


 & Then There's This:

Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites ....

(Probably a 'false flag' planned attack designed to bring in the financial collapse ... martial law) 

Obama Truth Team Tells GoDaddy to Shut down site..."objectionable to the re-election campaign of Obama" 

E. W. Jackson: EXODUS NOW! Blacks, Christians, Godly must leave the Democrat Party!

 ..... and the Republican Party ... see link below:

Satanic Stars On Republican Party Elephant Symbol

Islamic Leaders in Dearborn Mich. Plan Rally to Ban Free Speech 

Russia Reasserts Ownership Over The North Pole

Beam Yourself to Work in a Remote-Controlled Body

Ahmadinejad tells U.N. messiah's return at hand



Friday, September 28, 2012

The Nephilim Are Back

Yes, they are.

This is one of the most fascinating videos you've ever seen. Two of my favorite prophecy scholars and writers, Gary Stearman of www.prophecyinthenews and Tom Horn of discuss one of my top five favorite books, G.H. Pember's "Earth's Earliest Ages."  Pember was a highly regarded theologian of the 1800s who definitely had the ear of the Lord, in my opinion.

You will enjoy every word of this interview and in the short time it takes to watch it you will have a good foundational understanding of what's going on right now - namely, that demonic spirits have, for the past 25 years or so, been busily altering DNA, making strange hybrid bodies and entering into them, in order to have a presence on earth. There are numerous forms in which they currently exist on earth (including human-like bodies), while there are untold numbers of them hovering just outside our vision waiting 'their turn.' The time will arrive - and very soon - when all of these beings will become visible ... ready or not.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

To America ... Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

       Excerpted From “Christian Activism: Is It Biblical? —by Dave Hunt 

   Increasing numbers of Christians are engaging in social and political activism for the astonishing purpose of attempting to coerce an ungodly society into adopting Christian standards of conduct.... There are numerous cases of civil disobedience in Scripture, but it was never engaged in for the purpose of forcing an ungodly society to obey biblical principles. The Hebrew midwives, for example, disobeyed Pharaoh’s edict and spared the lives of the male babies, even lying to cover up their “rescue operation” (Ex 1:15-22). This was, however, a matter of individual conscience before God, not an organized attempt to pressure the pagan Egyptians by mass demonstrations into adopting Israel’s God-given morals. 

     The same is true of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s refusal to obey the king’s command to bow to an idol, and of Daniel’s defiance of the royal decree against prayer. Though boldly witnessing for God even to kings, Daniel never used his high government position to attempt to pressure a pagan society to abandon its evil practices to begin a godly way of life. Nor did Joseph or Esther pressure the pagan societies in which they held high positions to adopt biblical morals. So it was with Ezra and Nehemiah. They used their influence with kings to obtain permission to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple but made no attempt to change the practices of those societies, though they practiced abortion, homosexuality, and other evils.

     There are no biblical examples to support “Christian activism.” Christ “suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps.” He sternly and repeatedly rebuked Israel’s false religious leaders, yet He never spoke out—not even once—against the injustices of  Roman civil authority! Nor did He advocate, organize, or engage in any public protests to pressure Rome into changing its corrupt system or the society of His day its evil ways. He submitted to unjust authorities, as Romans 13 tells us we should do today: “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously” (1 Pt 2:21-25).

     Yes, Paul told the centurion who was about to have him unlawfully scourged that he was a Roman citizen; and he told the local officials at Philippi to come and apologize for beating him and Silas without trial. That was not, however, political/social activism. He was not attempting thereby to change society. He was simply standing up for his personal rights under the law (as we also should do), and that includes voting. Paul was determined to obey God rather than men and never held back from preaching the gospel, though it meant his life....

     Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, offers neither example nor doctrinal teaching to support the idea that Christians ought to engage in political/social activism, lobbying, the takeover methods of [various evangelical organizations and “spiritual warfare” rallies]—or that Christians in public office could or should influence society to adopt biblical standards of conduct. Don’t forget, any change would have to be effected through a corrupt political system involving an ungodly majority above and below. Romans 13 tells us to obey rulers, and 1 Timothy 2 to pray for them—not to attempt to change them by coercion. It is not only foolish but counterproductive to attempt to persuade the unsaved to live like Christians. They can’t do it—and if they could it would only blind them the more to their sin and need of a Savior.

     Acts:19:23-41 tells how a large group of citizens in Ephesus staged a huge “demonstration” against Paul and the gospel he preached. A crowd of probably several thousand persons tore their clothes, threw dust in the air and for two hours vociferously chanted their praise to the locally manufactured god that was their chief source of income.” Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” they cried. Should Paul have gathered a larger crowd of Christians to cry out yet more loudly and longer and thereby impose their will upon the local authorities? Of course not! Such un-Christian conduct is demeaning of our Lord and His gospel and would have been unthinkable for the early church. Yet that is basically what Christian activism involves today—the well-meaning but foolish attempt to force “Christian principles” upon a godless society through more effective lobbying, larger demonstrations, and greater social upheaval than the homosexuals, abortionists, or pornographers can produce.

     Rather than pressure the ungodly to live like saints, we must win them to Christ that they might live wholly by God. Our personal lives must be lived in obedience to God’s laws even if that brings us into conflict with civil laws. In addition to avoiding idolatry and immorality, Christians must preach the gospel to everyone everywhere, regardless of government edicts to the contrary. In so doing, the apostles made that historic declaration: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts:5:29)!

     Though forbidden by the authorities, the apostles persisted in preaching the gospel. Like their Lord, however, they made no attempt to lobby in Rome for an end to prostitution and abortions; nor did they stage public demonstrations for a change in unjust laws. There is a danger of being so caught up in the social aspect of good causes that one forgets and neglects the chief Christian calling. The Great Commission does not involve exerting a Christian influence upon society. We are not to “change society” but to “convert individuals.” There is much talk today about “changing the world for Christ.” In fact there is no biblical teaching or example to support that popular slogan. Rather than persuading sinners to live like saints, we must call them to heavenly citizenship through “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts:20:21).

     We must not only rescue the unborn but the children in public schools, who are being perverted through the teaching of immorality, witchcraft, and occultism. We must identify psychology as the major vehicle of so much of this evil and root it out of our churches, seminaries and universities.

     We must denounce sin, call for national repentance, and preach the gospel in convicting power. Christians must call for repentance not only for homosexuality, child abuse, pornography, and abortion but for more subtle forms of rebellion against God and rejection of Christ. The church must be indicted both for its lack of social concern and for its heresies and failure to preach the truth. We must denounce the destructive false teachings that abound. It is hypocritical for the church to protest the world’s sins while tolerating and even honoring within its ranks those who preach a false gospel and are the enemies of the cross of Christ.

     Instead of protesters, we need prophets to call the world to repentance: Enochs who walk with God and warn of judgment (Heb:11:55; Jude 14-15); Noahs, preachers of righteousness (2 Pt 2:5), who warn of judgment to come and invite sinners into an ark of safety. What if, instead of building the ark, Noah had tried to reform society! We need Daniels: “Mene, mene, tekel upharsin”—the handwriting is on the wall, America! You’ve been weighed in the balance and found wanting! Murdered babies, the abomination of homosexuality, and society’s flippant, deliberate rebellion against God have aroused His anger beyond any possibility of reprieve! We need Isaiahs and Jeremiahs!

     [But] “Christian activism” is not Christian. It represents a detour from the straight path the church is to walk before the world. It can confuse the real issues, lead to compromise and unholy alliances, and divert time and effort that would better be used in proclaiming the gospel. Weigh the demands upon your time and set priorities. Be fully engaged in rescuing souls for eternity. (TBC, November 1989) _____END

     Dave Hunt is, in my opinion, the most important Christian thinker and author in the past 50 years.  CMR


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Trouble in "ET" City?

My, my, my ... the entities are caught up in a battle royal within their ranks, splitting into factions and hurling insults and accusations at each other. After several months of hints and veiled irritation with each other it has now broken out into all-out war! It's quite fascinating to watch, but not surprising except to the extent that it has taken this long to evidence itself.

Or could all this be a guise ...  in order to divide and conquer those who are finally leaning in the direction of not buying their line? After all, anyone who has studied the world of the occult and demonic sees quite clearly that Lucifer's favorite strategy is the Hegelian dialectic. I imagine its very genesis was in his brilliantly deceptive mind. So I am appropriately suspicious of this "War of the Demon Spirits."

If we aren't careful ... we might tend to take sides between the warring entities. Hmmm. No matter which side won our sympathy, we would still be sympathizing with the Enemy, would we not? Because there are really only two sides in this spiritual war - God's or Lucifer's.

On the other hand, one would expect to find division, spitefulness and hatred in the ranks of evil.  Discord and confusion are their hallmarks. Surely no one labors under the delusion that the Abyss is a place of love, peace and unity among its inhabitants. And, after all, things haven't been going well for them for a long time in this war. They can feel so many things slipping from their grasp.

So let this serve as a reminder that whether this warfare is genuine or a ruse - either way - these beings all remain in the enemy camp.

Sometimes evil is so fascinating. But still evil.

That's why discernment is so essential.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

When The Lights Go Out

Note: I will not be posting "The Most Important Blog I've Ever Written," which I mentioned on 9/22 I think. I felt led by the Spirit not to do it. CMR

I found this article on a forum I visit. It seems I'm spending so many hours in research that there's no time to write about it.

by Enoch 

The soldiers of the global communist conspiracy are on the march. There is tension in the air, a static type of electricity pregnant with meaning to those who can see the malevolent forces lurking beneath the surface. 

Some would say this is the most dangerous time in the history of mankind. Over 7 billion people populate the Earth. Technological advances allow for mass brainwashing on a level never before seen in human existence. Psychotic delusion is reaching stratospheric levels. 

The few clearheaded patriots in America correctly discern that the nation is teetering on the precipice, gazing out into the abyss beneath us. All it takes is one careful nudge by the appropriate dark forces. All that matters is when. 

The United States in late 2012 is not dying, it is dead. It is not going bankrupt, it is insolvent. Two economic prophets in particular have been predicting a devastating crash for years. The fiercely independent financial prognosticator Peter Schiff authored a book entitled “The Real Crash“, arguing that it is only a matter of time before America undergoes a catastrophic economic Great Depression. Schiff argues persuasively that the recent economic history of the U.S. has been one of the government creating bubbles which subsequently crash and burn. 

We are on the last bubble, according to Schiff. The debt bubble. The government currency bubble. This is truly the final stage for any nation, when it is so badly in debt that it’s terrified of balancing its budget and resorts to either destroying its currency or being forced into bankruptcy by its creditors. 

Another powerful warning has been sounded by capital markets trader Karl Denninger. Author of Leverage and columnist at The Market Ticker, he writes that the U.S. will soon experience as much as a 40% reduction in GDP growth, 4X the Great Depression. Denninger argues that the economic forces combining to create a perfect storm of destruction have been slowly building in scope for over 30 years. 

And behind it all lurks the depravity and evil of the communists, corroding the foundations of human civilization, reveling in the creation of new underclasses steeped in suffocating poverty, eradicating morality and virtue in their maniacal dash towards the New Global Hell. 

The news from Russia comes with breathtaking speed and devastation nowadays. We hear of bases in Cuba and Vietnam, mobile nuclear missiles stationed in Cuba, attack submarines sitting off our coastline completely undetected for weeks. 20,000 Spetsnaz forces, the elite of the elite, have reportedly already infiltrated America’s borders and are patiently awaiting the signal, according to TruNews publisher Rick Wiles, in preparation for a Russian/Chinese attack. 

Illumination can be found in Spetsnaz, the undisputed authority on the Soviet special forces, written by former GRU officer Viktor Suvorov:
“The overture is a series of large and small operations the purpose of which is, before actual military operations begin, to weaken the enemy’s morale, create an atmosphere of general suspicion, fear and uncertainty, and divert the attention of the enemy’s armies and police forces to a huge number of different targets, each of which may be the object of the next attack.” – Spetsnaz

The overture is the stage at the beginning of the Third World War. Spetsnaz forces are primarily used during this stage of the coming attack, in addition to “mercenaries”, known to Westerners as Islamic terrorists:
“The overture is carried by agents of the secret services of the Soviet satellite countries and by mercenaries recruited by intermediaries. The principal method employed at this stage is ‘grey terror’, that is, a kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. The Soviet secret services do not at this stage leave their visiting cards, or leave other people’s cards. The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organisations.” – Spetsnaz 

The Soviet strategists have been patiently biding their time and building up their military forces. The fool who sneers that “the Cold War is over” would be interested to know that the current President of the country is a former operative of the very same institution that ruled the country with bloody brutality during its most heinous years: the KGB. 

The names may have changed, they may stage elections like theater productions for gullible Western “intellectuals”, but the main institutions and players have never changed. Contrary to what the clinically psychotic in America believe, U.S. Presidents before Obama have never committed “false flag” attacks against their own nation. The same cannot be said about Russia and the depraved psychotics that rule it with brutal force. The highly respected KGB defector Alexander Litvinenko stated this truth to the world, before he was hunted down and poisoned in Britain. 

In Blowing Up Russia, Litvinenko stated that the FSB, the current incarnation of the KGB, intentionally destroyed Russian apartment complexes and intentionally murdered their own citizens as a false pretense for waging war against Chechnya and passing anti-civil liberties laws. 

The premeditated evil that the FSB committed within Russia is the exact same model of propaganda that was disseminated throughout the U.S. by the Russians after 9/11. It was classic projection, but also a pre-emptive strike designed to neutralize the future criticism that will be leveled towards the Obama administration should they move in the direction anticipated. Even at this late stage in 2012, we hear constant reports of planned false flag attacks being planned by the hardcore communists in the White House, spanning the spectrum from the fringe to the mainstream. Clearly something is occurring in America. Even the formerly “moderate” are realizing that something has gone horribly wrong in their country. 

But the vast majority of Americans are still fast asleep. They are brainwashed, neurotic, and addicted. The communists wish for them to remain that way until they are no longer necessary, until they no longer pose a threat to their designs. Let the games continue. Let the immorality roll on. Continue with the pro-drug propaganda in films, songs, and the intelligentsia. 

There will soon be a time in America when the lights go out. There is swiftly approaching a moment where the brainwashed Americans will have outlived their usefulness, when all their money has been stolen by the communists, their guns have been confiscated, their liberties destroyed. There is a Damocles sword of economic death and destruction hovering over the sleeping citizenry. Beyond these fragile walls, the hordes sharpen their knives and prepare for the assault. 

When the economic crash occurs, the cities will burn with a fervent intensity. Woe to those who have not prepared oil for their lamps, to those who did not foresee the evil approaching. When the food runs out, when the electricity stops, when civil society breaks down, understand that this moment has been in the making for a lifetime. When gangs rule the streets, when the tanks roll in, when the communists begin their ascent to power, you must be prepared and knowledgeable of the facts. You must be armed with the correct construct within which you can place these seemingly disparate actions. 

When the lights go out, when the party stops, everything changes. When the violence begins, when the cities riot, the mass population becomes more pliant, more fearful. The entire paradigms of hundreds of millions of people will change overnight to one of simple survival. When the chaos escalates and evil ascends, there will be a great spiritual awakening. But it is in the midst of chaos, fear, and bloodshed that communists have historically made their greatest gains, and every action of theirs will be calculated to play the Economic Crash card to its greatest power efficiency. Their advantage will be that they have known for years what is coming, and have laid their plans accordingly. 

The global communist forces and their agent Obama are all aware of the approaching crisis. The Department of Homeland Security sounds as if it is becoming Obama’s personal security service with each passing day. They have certainly not been idle. They are clearly preparing for something, as evidenced by their recent purchases of hundreds of millions of rounds of hollow point ammunition. 

The average American citizen will need a personal supply of food, water, currency, and protection in order to even have a chance at surviving the coming anarchy. They must connect with likeminded people, but simultaneously be aware of government-paid, communist infiltrators whose mission it is to gain anti-communists’ trust and subsequently betray them. The cities are the worst places to be. Some are even leaving the country. Regardless of how the common man reacts, if they refuse to heed the multiple warnings and signs, they will have nobody to blame when the day of reckoning ultimately arrives.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Home of The Bride of Christ


by Joseph Chambers

THE ETERNAL BRIDE OF JESUS CHRIST WILL RECEIVE THE HIGHEST REWARD AVAILABLE TO HIS SAINTS. There will be no cul-de-sacs or dead end streets in New Jerusalem. Every gold paved street will be a Hallelujah Boulevard. The mansions will be far superior than this world can imagine. Every bit of God’s New Heaven and New Earth will be grand and full of bliss, but nothing will compare to the magnificent city called “New Jerusalem.”

This city will be Home to the exclusive Bride of Jesus Christ. One of the Seven Angels out of the Heavenly Temple said the following: “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal…” (Revelation 21: 9-11) The description of the city is too exact to be understood in any fashion other than literal. Please let me paint a picture of this city that will descend out of heaven after the White Throne Judgment.

The city is a foursquare city.The width is exactly the same on all four sides and the height is equal. Twelve thousand furlongs is fifteen hundred miles. To imagine a city that is fifteen hundred miles square and fifteen hundred miles high that is surrounded by jasper walls is breathtaking. The highest mountain in the world is less than six miles high (Mount Everest – 29,035 feet) and the highest in America is less than four miles high (Mount McKinley – 20,320 feet). We are speaking of a city so massive that our minds can only imagine its grandeur. The city of New Jerusalem is 7,920,000 feet high compared to Mount Everest at 29,035 feet. This comparison makes Mount Everest appear to be nothing but a molehill. The total wealth of this entire earth does not hold a light to the wealth of this new city.

The gold that has been mined and minted during human history is minute compared to the gold in this city. It would not be enough to pave the streets of one level of this city and this will be a city of twelve foundations or levels. Each level will be one hundred and twenty-five miles high or 657,700 feet, over twenty-two times higher than Mount Everest. The height of the walls on each level is 144 cubits or approximately 226 feet. These walls are not provided to keep the glorified saints in or out. Nothing is more beautiful than the present massive stone walls of present day Jerusalem. These stone walls have a golden hue appearance as they are beautifully lit at night or in the sunshine. 

But, the walls of New Jerusalem will be primarily wrought of jasper stone. Jasper is a dark green semi-translucent to opaque form of semi-precious chalcedony. Its beauty is rare. It is readily acceptable to a fine polish and has the physical properties of those of quartz. No one would think of building city walls out of jasper in our present world. The expense would be totally prohibitive to the richest person but certainly not to our Father. The entire walled structure of this city, all twelve levels, will be jasper and pure gold. It appears that the outside formation of these walls is jasper, with the interior of the walls being pure gold. The foundations at each level are one hundred and forty-four cubits, which is approximately 226 feet high. These foundations are then garnished with twelve manners of precious stones.

The first foundation is garnished with jasper on jasper. We can certainly expect that the garnishing jasper will be of a different shade as the jasper wall, which comprises the wall’s structure. There are different colors of jasper depending on the location where it is mined. The second level will be garnished with sapphire stones. The color of a pure sapphire is sky blue; using it to garnish the jasper will be extraordinary. The third level will be chalcedony, which can be any color of the rainbow from pale blue to yellow, brown, or gray. The fourth level will be garnished with emeralds. The finest emeralds are more valuable than diamonds; they are magnificent gems of the most beautiful green color.

The stone used to garnish the fifth foundation is sardonyx or onyx. This stone varies in color; it may be translucent or opaque and is often striped. The sixth stone used for garnishment is Sardis, possibly the red variety that is highly polishable and extremely beautiful. The seventh level is garnished with chrysolite, which is a form of topaz of Tarshish. The garnishment of the eighth level is beryl, which is actually colorless, but reflects a great variety of colors depending on foreign substances it contains. It is indeed a precious stone. The ninth garnishing stone on the ninth level of this city is topaz, which is called by some, the “gem of the setting sun.” Sometimes, it is said to be the color of gold or peach. The tenth level is chrysoprasus, which is called the apple and is a light green variety of agate. It is a very rare stone. The eleventh foundation of this magnificent city is jacinth. The jacinth is a red variety of zircon, which is found in square prisms of different shades.

The last of the twelve levels is garnished with amethyst. This is a royal purple and a fitting crown for the city. Imagine the crown of this city of transparent purple quartz that is decorating the jasper translucent walls with the gold within reflecting throughout the foursquare city. Beautify all of this with gates of pearl, each gate one pearl carved into form to be twelve matching gates into the city. Each gate will be fifteen hundred miles high. Glowing through each gate will be streets of pure gold. It is hard to imagine the beauty of a solid pearl gate set on the walls of this city. This city reflects the creative masterpiece of a Groom full of love for His eternal Bride. This city is almost too much to grasp but it will be easily understood when we awake in a glorified state. The Bible says that Heaven is God’s Throne and the earth is His footstool. With this sense of the greatness of “New Jerusalem” we can better understand this golden city.

This is the Bride’s home for eternity. The multitude of saved people that seek no perfection of living or total surrender to His perfect will, will certainly enjoy the city to visit and the glory of worshiping the Father and His Son. They will love the Golden City and bask in the Son light of Gods glory but live across the Father’s great new heaven and earth. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.” (Revelation 21:24-26) It’s up to every saved person to give their total life to serve Him only and to be part of the Bride. It’s the highest honor and reward in our Heavenly future.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Revisiting "The Lesser of Two Evils"

I can't think of another person who reflects my own personal views as well as this dear man. I could safely post his articles without reading a line ... of course I cannot :-) This is a follow-up to his previous article posted here 9/18/12.  CMR

Come What May
by Ron Graham 
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2. When fellow believers position themselves in a place in which they are obviously standing against God there should be some form of rebuke forthcoming from the brethren who can visibly see their erroneous ways. But when a brother or sister in the Lord is firmly planted on God’s word, doing everything they can to convince others concerning God’s will, there should be nothing but exhortation forthcoming. Clearly in today’s charged political climate we’re watching a no holds barred arena in which Christians are being pitted against Christians – Come What May

I’ve been inundated of late with letters from folks attacking my position on not voting for the lesser of two evils. What I thought interesting, and thus appropriate to expound on, was the undeniable lack of godly discernment among many of my brethren, even among pastors who wrote to chastise me regarding my stance on God’s precepts. At first I was taken aback, but the Bible does tell us that in the last days there will be a falling away (apostasy) from the faith. Well my brethren, without a doubt that apostasy is clearly among us.

We’re told in the scriptures that just prior to the antichrist being revealed the apostasy will occur. Many professing Christians today have no grasp of, nor do they have any desire to understand, the times. The reason for this is many professing Christians are fully entrenched in apostasy. There is not only a lack of godly discernment today but there is also a supernatural force moving through the body of Christ on earth, which is not of God, systematically blinding the saints to the truth. 

Many professing Christians voted for Obama in the last election thinking him to be the savior of America. Obviously they forgot who their Saviour was. Now many of these same professing Christians see Romney fitting that bill. Worldly Christians looking for a way to prolong their cushy existence will do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals – even the compromising of their faith means nothing to them as long as they don’t lose their conveniences.

Some have written to me claiming Mormons have their own form of righteousness. When I receive a letter like that clearly biblical discernment has gone out the window. How can anyone who does not know the One true God, Jesus Christ, have any form of righteousness. Righteousness means right with God. We are made righteous through our belief and faith in the One who came to die for us on that cross. In God’s eyes there is no other righteousness available to mankind. Mormons have no form of righteousness while they remain in their cult of deception. 

Still another group of people who oppose my stance on our two choices for president, like to pull out a Bible verse which has absolutely nothing to do with voting or choosing godly leadership. The verse that’s continually sent my way is “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” Actually that verse in context presents our Lord Jesus speaking to a bunch of hypocritical and wicked Pharisees. “Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21. Those who find it fitting to refer to the above underlined portion of the verse obviously find it exceedingly convenient to leave out the last part of verse 21 “And unto God the things that are God’s.” As Christians we belong to God, therefore what Jesus is telling us in the above verse is to render (give) what belongs to God to Him. Our hearts and souls belong to Him not to Caesar. 

As citizens of the US it is our duty to pay our taxes and to obey the laws of the land. We have no other duty, nor does the word of God ever tell us to choose Satan over God. When we as Christians are presented with two evils as a choice we must never compromise our faith in God by placing our stamp of approval on one evil over another form of evil. We stand with God not Satan. 

Divided loyalties are common among Christians these days, and this divisiveness has led many to embrace a government of secularism which is in direct opposition to our God. Can a Christian – a follower of Jesus Christ – also be a patriot for the nation in which he/she lives? A patriot is a person who is devoted, loyal to a national cause; most people become patriots of their birth nation, and many do so with pride. On the other hand, a Christian also adheres to a form of patriotism in that he/she is devoted to God. Yes, we’re still citizens of our birth nation and loyal, until our loyalty becomes in direct opposition to our God.

There may well come a time when being a patriot of a secular nation while attempting to be loyal to God brings division among the saints, but it should never be so. Anytime we, as the re-birthed children of God, determine to place our God second and the nation where we sojourn first we have divided our loyalties and supplanted God’s authority over our lives. Godly discernment is a trait given to His re-birthed children – not to secular nations or worldly people. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14. The natural man is one who, as he/she remains in rebellion to God, sees the things of God as foolishness – zero godly discernment. Placing my stamp of approval for the lesser of two evils would mean I had made a decision to divide my loyalty between God and Satan. Not going to happen.

Neither of the two men running for the office of president is even “close” to holding Christian biblical beliefs. Both men are Satanists. They are followers of their father the devil. They must be seen for whom they are, not for whom we want them to be. We, as Christians, prefer to have a godly man leading our nation. Neither of these men is godly. They both stand diametrically opposed to our God and Saviour Jesus Christ. You desperately want Obama replaced. So do I. Many of you are willing to give your rubber stamp of approval to a man (Romney) who is fully entrenched in the satanically created religion of “Mormonism”. I am not.

Some have stated that “We are not voting for the head of our faith or the ‘church’. We are voting for the President of the United States.” Basically what this mentality promotes is that we are to keep our faith in Christ separate from our secular worldview and our choices. In so doing we can participate in the secular world without burdening our conscience. Again, a foolish attempt at supplanting God for Satan.

I believe that voting is a privilege; certainly the body of Christ should be involved. Here’s the rub, as Christians we have a higher duty and a higher calling which is to our God, this is what the world doesn’t understand and can’t grasp because the world has no spiritual discernment. When we are able to cast our vote for a godly individual then we should do so without hesitation, but when there is no godly choice afforded us, as children of God, we are to stand with a firm conviction and always side with God. We must have faith in God that He is in control, not us.

Some of my readers have stated the following “We’ve never had a godly Christian man in the office of president.” To which I must respond “And whose fault is that?” If this is such a Christian nation why have we never had a godly Christian in the office of president? Where have all those professing Christians been on voting days?

This nation of ours didn’t just fall off the cliff yesterday; we’ve been on this course for decades. In many cases Christians who have lost their first love are clearly to blame. Many professing Christians have gone secular. Divisiveness runs amok among the ranks of the saved, but it doesn’t need to be that way. We are all one body in Christ and as such we should all have the same mindset. There is only one Holy Spirit and God is not going about teaching His children, who He loves, varying interpretations of His inerrant word. 

Something is amiss among many of our Christian congregations today. It is obvious there’s a fox in the henhouse. Satan is aggressively moving in for the kill, and as such has masterfully manipulated his followers into positions within the body of Christ to teach what is clearly unbiblical. Everyone can’t be right. Therefore godly discernment is imperative if we intend to stand firm on our faith. If not, simply choose the interpretation of Scriptures that best suits your fancy. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Timothy 4:3. Pull scriptures out of context if you will to drive home your point. But remember this; you’re not fooling anyone but yourself.

Christians in this nation will be confronted with un-pleasurable consequences as we reject worldly direction. But the reality is this, nothing else matters but our faithfulness to God. Our reality is our spirit. If you are born again, your spirit is already alive forever and destined for an awesome eternity in Heaven. There is no reason to conform to this secular world. The world or the worldly can’t do anything to your spirit to change your destination.

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8. Personally, I’ve chosen to vote for my God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will write in His name on my ballot. Then, when the time comes and I stand before Him in eternity, I won’t need to be ashamed about choosing any evil, even the lesser of two evils, over my God and Saviour. When I stand before my Lord, all I want to hear are the words “You have fought a good fight my son, you have finished the course, you have kept the faith.” 

Here’s a few questions; Does God see you as a faithful son or daughter, or as a child with divided loyalties? Does God Almighty need the help of Christians in determining the leadership and course of this nation? Or has our course been predetermined and set before the foundation of this world? Could it be that God is testing His children to see just how faithful they are to Him? To see who, if any of His children, through all the adversities and blatant attacks from our own brethren, will take a stand against evil while we firmly and faithfully stand with our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ? 

The next life is what we yearn for, and that is what we cleave to while we sojourn in this immoral, corrupt, satanically burdened world. As born again children of the most High God, we live our lives for Christ – Come What May.

God bless you all,
Ron Graham
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May the Lord extend His richest blessings to His servant, Ron Graham, who is already shining like the stars in the heavens, as far as I'm concerned. How can a Christian hope to make the ultimate sacrifice for our Savior if need be, when he can't even pass the smallest of tests? We all need to read Revelation, chapters 1-3 (especially 3:14-21), and apply it to ourselves.  CMR