Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Are Ghosts Real? How About Spirits And Souls? Can Christians Be Possessed?

Did you know that the Bible says that there are ghosts?  Before going on, we need to define a couple of terms associated with ghost. Most dictionaries defines ghost as:

A disembodied spirit or an apparition
of a dead person
that is believed to appear
or become manifest to the living,
typically as a nebulous image.

Furthermore, the Bible goes on to more clearly define that a ghost:

is the spirit of an disembodied individual,
such as a human,
soulish animal
or angel.

I feel the need to stop and define 'soul', because it is quite often confused with the spirit. As a matter of fact, in a recent study, most ministers, priests, elders to the average Christian were found not to be able to differentiate between the two. Quite simply:

A soul is when the spirit combined with a body.

or simply

The combination of the spirit and the body.

To support, this Hebrews 4:12 says,

For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the

division of soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,

and discerning the thoughts
and intentions of the heart.

As a side note, when the Bible says that God saved your soul, it means that he has ensured the coexistence of your body and spirit, to be in his presence, in eternity.

So, are there ghosts? The Bible says, yes. However, do these ghosts haunt or visit us? Well, again, that depends. The ghosts of human beings do not. Job 7:9 tells us:

As a cloud vanishes and is gone,
    so one who goes down to the grave
does not return.

But, there are non-human spirits that can make themselves known to and even speak to you. As a mater of fact, the spirits, that try to communicate or the spirits, that you actually are able to communicate with, are evil spirits or demons trying to cause you harm physically or spiritually or even possess you. This is the reason why Isaiah 8:19-20 tells us not to engage with mediums or spiritualists.

And when someone says to you,
‘Consult the mediums and the spiritualists
who whisper and mutter.’
Should not a people consult their God?
Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
To the law and to the testimony,
if they speak not according to this word,
it is because there is no light in them.

Now, a quick comment on possession. Can Christians be possessed? Most, in Christian leadership, will tell you, absolutely not. They will go on to tell you that the Holy Spirit and an evil spirit cannot dwell within the same person. Unfortunately, there is no Biblical support for that position. Check it out for yourself. If you are a Christian and you open the door to an evil spirit, God gives in to your free will. However, God does protect you by giving you a warning and the power to get rid of it. But, if you continue down the path of evoking the evil spirit, God allows you to have your way.

I must reiterate that we must first seek out mediums, such as spiritualist, tarot cards, séances, ouija boards, etc., before we are open to possession. It cannot just happen.

Final Warnings!!!

Any spirit that is not of God is not to be trifled with.

The Bible repeatedly and firmly condemns seeking out the dead.

Diabolical spirits can and do take on kindly appearances. This can mean looking like angelic beings or, perhaps, deceased loved ones.

All spirits are to be tested against what we know from Scripture. That's why it is important to know what the scriptures say. Get into the Word and check it out for yourself.

...and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Are Bitcoin, Blockchain and Ethereum the basic building blocks of the future Cashless Society?


Amazingly, it fits the bill and the only warning, given to us, can be found within the Bible, as an end time indicator.


I know. Not many people have heard of Bitcoin, Blockchain or Ethereum . However, with phenomenal growth, just within the last year, Bitcoin and Blockchain are becoming the leading digital candidates, for replacing present day physical currencies, within our world. Up to now, platforms such as Visa, Discover, etc. have been vulnerable to hacking and other criminal activities. With present financial processing speeds and unhackable encryption exceeding 50 times that of Visa, these new platforms are being looked at ,to lead us down the cashless rabbit hole, at breakneck speeds, over the next few years.

In and of itself, a cashless society is not a problem and will most likely be beneficial to humanity. However, according to the Bible, it will be this platform, that will be used by the antichrist, to control our access, to the world community supermarket. The Bible tells us that, without the Mark of the Beast, we will not be able to buy and sell anything, in this new economy. It has been long believed that the antichrist will use the Mark of the Beast to allow access to the world’s economy, while forcing people to accept his ways or starve or do without.

Look at us today. We are primed to do anything to keep our stuff. We need to become self sufficient to be able to freely navigate the end times, that are rapidly coming our way.

Finally, I must reiterate that it was only the Bible to shed light on this prophecy and it’s negative usage within the workings of the human society. No other religious book comes close to the reliability and inerrancy of the Word of God. God is calling you to read and become one, with his will, through accepting the God given sin sacrifice of his son, Y'shua/Jesus. All I ask is to look into it yourself and make your own decision.

… And that’s what you’ll find, When You Search For The Truth.





Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sukkot, The Feast Of Tabernacles, The True Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Did you know that today, Sukkot, the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles, is this true date of Y’shua’s/Jesus’ birth? Check it out! Until the Roman Emperor Constantine introduced paganism into the church, around 350 A.D., the early church celebrated the birth of the Messiah on the correct Holy Day, appointed by God.

Today, the Remnant of God, true believers, are beginning to shun the paganism, within the church and are making the move back to the appointed holy days.

Today, beginning at 6 PM, the Remnant of God begins observing Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacle‘s, which celebrates the initial fulfillment of God dwelling with us, within The anointed one, the Messiah, Y’shua/Jesus and pointing towards the in time, when God dwells with us forever, in the kingdom of God. During the seven days, we are reminded that God Spirit began to dwell with us, personally, at the time of Y’shua/Jesus and continues to dwell with us, until his promised return.

... and that’s what you’ll find When You Search For The Truth.







Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yom Teruah, The Feast of Trumpets, Is The Beginning Of The End???

Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), in Ancient Times, was understood, as the inauguration of a judgment process that began on that day and comes to completion on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)?  Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets starts tomorrow, at 6pm, on Rosh Hashanah, the new year and runs for three days. 

The Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah is a yearly memorial of judgement, repentance and forgiveness through the mercy of Yahweh / Yah Ehyeh, by his son, Jesus /Y'shua. On the final day, a shofar (trumpet) is blown, in a unique way. The purpose of the day of blowing the shofar, is to alert and call one to repentance for past sins before Yom Kippur. 

In times past, the shofar sounding was used to:

- give a signal during time of war (Judges 3:27).
- proclaim the start and end of the Jubilee year (Lev. 25:9).
- anoint a new king during coronation service (1 Kings 1:34).
- regather the outcasts of Israel (Isa. 27:13).
- warn the people of danger (Amos 3:6).
- declare the arrival of the Messiah (Zech. 9:14).

Why is this year any different?

Well, it is interesting to note that within this year, there culminates some notables occurrences.

It's the end of the 70 year generation of the present state of Israel and the Year of Jubilee. It was in 1947, that the UN passed a resolution to grant the land of Israel, to the Jews, as their homeland. According to Torah, God's Law, all possessions should return to it's rightful owner. As a side note, twenty years, after the UN Resolution to grant Israel its land, in 1967, Jerusalem was returned to it's rightful owner, Israel. That, too, was a Year of Jubilee.

On Sept. 23, 2017, for the first time in 2000 years, the astronomical signs of Revelation 12 will occur.
Could the rest of the chapter be too far away?

What does it all mean?

With the last 20 years having been the greatest timespan ever for natural and manmade disasters and wars and rumors of war, one cannot deny the possibilities.

...and that's what you'll learn, When You Search For The Truth.

Shalom

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Journey Into The Supernatural: The Seven Levels Of Scriptural Interpretation

Did you know that there are, at least, seven levels of scriptural interpretation? While other religious books have multiple levels of interpretation, the Bible sets itself way above the competition, showing that it is not only a Holy Book, but a supernatural message system, from God, himself.


While I will not take you into the weeds, I would like to show those who are interested, the seven levels, that is there, to help us dig deep into the Word of God, in order to edify ourselves and others. They are:

Literal: This is where you take the words in their usual or most basic sense, without metaphor or allegory. Reading, at the literal level, requires no special training. It says what it means and means what is says. Pretty straight-forward.

Metaphoric/Allegorical: Unfortunately, it is the level, which is most abused. It is a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance. It is close to the Model level, but usually not an accounting of an actual event.

For example: The scriptures refer to God as Elohim, which means, "Gods". This doesn't mean that God is multiple individual gods, but is a metaphorical reference to his multidimensionality. Another great example is how God has chosen to reveal himself, such as the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, A Great Fortress, a Rock, the Breath, etc. Again, it is not that God is multiple persons or gods, it is God's way of showing his multidimensionality to a lesser dimensional creature, such as us humans.

Modeling: Where the story is true, but has a multidimensional depth, which has a different literal message. A great example of this is the story of Melchizedek. The story of Melchizedek is a real historical event, but points to the Messiah. Genesis 14, Hebrews 7. While Melchizedek was a real person, his attributes reveal the Messiah. You can also go to Melchizedek: King of Salem for the full story. 

Moralistic/Legalistic: A moral, ethical or legalistic teaching through literal straight-forward, allegorical or other means. Examples are Y'shua/Jesus' parables, Sermon on the Mount, The Law, etc.

In my opinion, the next three are BIGGIES. This is where the Bible goes light years beyond other supposed holy books and their claims of being from God.

Prophetic: Where the story or interpretation is prophetic, the foretelling of a future person or event. Another super example of this level can be found in Daniel chapter nine, where Daniel gives the exact day of the Messiah's first coming. Read about it here at: Daniel Foretold The Exact Date Of The Messiah's First Coming

Codal: One of my favorites, for it shows God goes above and beyond to reward the diligent reader. It also a fulfillment of God's promise to the Remnant, found in Proverbs 25:2.

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.

It's a scriptural excerpt where the individual words, when put together, gives a message, to the reader. A great example of this one can be found within the genealogy of Genesis 5. Go to the following link for a great example. Supernatural Messages Embedded Within The Scriptures Biblical Codes are part of this level, but one must remember the literal first level, before indulging.

Personal: This is where God speaks to us and gives us a personal message through his scriptures. Even though Peter warns us, 2 Peter 1, about personal interpretations of the scriptures, an in-depth reading of his warning shows that scripture must interpret scripture. Therefore, your personal message must not go outside or go against the literal interpretation.

Now, have fun. But, remember, as we dig deeper into God's Word, remember Acts 17:11. 

Received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if it is true.

...and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nehushtan: The Sin Of The Asherah Poles

Did you know that many Christians do not realize that they are guilty of the sin, known as Nehushtan, within the Jewish community ?

First a little background.

In the book of Bamidbar, Numbers, we find the story of when many Israelites were dying, because the sting of a serpent. As an interesting sidenote, the Hebrew rendering has them as flying fiery serpents.  Most scholars and Jewish and Christian scientists now believe they were the now extinct pterosaur, but that's another blog entry.

In this story, God tells Moses to set up a Pole, with a Brass Serpent on it. God told Moses and the Israelites that whoever looked upon it would not die. Bottom line: The serpent on the pole did not save them, but their faith, in what God said, did. As a side note, please keep in mind, that it has always been taught that the serpent represented their sin and the brass was judgement. Together, they are judged sin.


Fast forward to the time of Hezekiah, as documented in 2 Kings 18, we find that long after the Moses Serpent on the Staff incident, the Jews were not only still worshipping the original Serpent on the Staff, they were also erecting duplicates of the Serpent on the Staff and worshiping them. They were known as Asherah Poles. In obedience to YHWH, Hezekiah removed all the Asherah Poles.

Now, fast forward to the time of Y'shua, Jesus, specifically his conversation with Nicodemus, in John 3. Y'shua strangely mentions the Serpent on the Pole, as an old testament reference to his soon to be sacrifice. Why?

First and foremost, as a metaphoric reference/prophecy of a future pole sacrifice, with the judged sin of mankind upon it.

Second, so we would not make the same mistake that the Jews did and raise the Serpent (Judged Sin) on the Pole (Cross) higher than YHWH. 

Now, fast forward to today, look at the majority of modern day Christianity. They have taken the Cross with God's Son, who became our sin judged and raised him higher than God, himself. Yes, because of Y'shua's obedient unto death, he was elevated to be equal standing with God, becoming heir to the throne of David. However, there is rarely any reference to YHWH, our Father, within many Christian churchs. It all Jesus. Again, he has that God -Given priveledge to be worshipped, but not to the exclusion of his Father, our Father, who is in Heaven. The One and Only God.

That is Nehushtan: The Sin Of The Asherah Poles. Raising Y'shua, Jesus, higher than God himself, sometimes even eliminating God.

Are you guilty? 

...and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hazon Gabriel, God Has A Way Of Authenticating His Truth!

Did you know that there are some who say that Y'shua, Jesus, made up the idea of a dying and resurrected Messiah? Most mainstream Jews and Muslims actually say the there is no scriptural or cultural evidence that shows a picture of the Messiah, resembling the Messianic picture put forth by Y'shua, Jesus, within the 1st century Middle East. However, a recent archeological find, found in the same area as the Dead Sea Scrolls, has shown that the idea of two separate Messiahs, a suffering and a victorious/conquering Messiah, was indeed prevalent, within the scriptural and cultural society of the Middle East, specifically, within Israel and her surrounding communities.

Found in 2000, Gabriel's Revelation, also called Hazon Gabriel or the Jeselsohn Stone, is a three-foot-tall (one metre) stone tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew text written in ink, containing a collection of short prophecies written in the first person and dated  to sometime within the  1st century BC.

Amazingly, one of the prophesies specifically foretells of a man who would be would be killed by the Romans and be  resurrected in three days. This would be a prophesy written up to 100 years before the time of Y’shua, Jesus, just as the Romans were beginning to expand their empire into the Middle East.

As a side note, for those who deny the scriptural evidence, try looking into Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22, as starters.

So, next time someone tries to tell you that Y'shua, Jesus, and his followers, tried to introduce a new type of Messiah or a new line of cultural or religious thought into the Jewish culture, during the 1st century, remind them of the Hazon Gabriel, and remind them of their true Jewish Roots.

... and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.