Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wise and True

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I would like to recommend a wonderful old movie available on DVD.

"Brother Sun and Sister Moon" It is the life story of Francis of Assisi.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Real Mark of the Beast

The Kingdoms of this World

What is this “Mark of the Beast”? I believe a spirit that is pervasive in the people rises up a man to accomplish its will. We have discussed the idea, and suspected that George W. Bush may very well be the “son of perdition” the Antichrist. The hardest thing to believe about it is; “Can this really be happening?” We all like to think “Some time in the future, but not in my lifetime.” Or another land or religion, but the Bible says “They went out from us, but they were not of us.” The truth is He is here now. The time is right the place is right and George W. Bush’s spirit is certainly a match. Prince of lies, Ruler of this world, Lusting for Money and Power, Ruthless, Torturing, Killing, Cheating, Deceiving and being Deceived. 2Tim. 3: 1: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (notice he is telling the church that perilous times shall come, because they need to know this. If we were going to be raptured out before, why would Paul be warning us about them?) 2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4: Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;”. (For more on Bush-Antichrist see Stephen Hanchett’s page> http://www.bushisantichrist.com/ I would also recommend his book.)

It is important to understand though that The Antichrist is not just a man, but the entire system of men that is contrary to the Kingdom of God. We are raised in a society that looks up to and idolizes the rich and famous. If you don’t think so, just watch people gush over celebrities, as though they were someone to be admired. It is as though we think that “gain is godliness” but in fact the Bible says that these are “men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth .. from such withdraw thyself.” Oh but we are supposed to be successful, and climb the corporate ladder. We want a “comfortable” life, so we fall into this lie and trap. “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1Tim. 6:5-9. What does this mean, and how does it affect us? How should true believers be living now and what should we be doing now? This whole system is corrupt when we will pay a basket ball player 100 million dollars to put a ball in a hoop but won't take care of health care or the poor. Do we think that democracy and capitalism is the Kingdom of God? Or is it of the spirit of Antichrist? We are living in the revival of the Roman empire. (as is explained in my post “Revival of the Roman Empire”).

I hear a lot of discussion and fear about implants that are now available and may become pervasive. These are devices that have some kind of chip that will recognize you and give you a clearance based on your identity. People are talking about them being placed in their foreheads and hands and are worried about these devises being the “Mark of the Beast”. Surely you realize that the Devil is more subtle than that. Look at the shiny keys! Distract form the true Mark. I would tell you that there are many of the “Fundamentalists” that know these verses in scripture that are worried about taking this device and would never allow it and have the Mark clearly implanted deep. On the other hand, if I in doing battle for Christ were put in prison, and drugged, then with out my knowledge or permission had been implanted with a chip, do you think I would be counted as belonging to the Beast? Let me say that I do not believe that these things in them selves are the “ Mark of the Beast”, any more than a cell phone is.

To some degree most of societies already has been wearing this mark. Prov:27:23: “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. 24: For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?” The scripture is telling us to not be too caught up in the kingdoms of this world, but keep your eye on those things that are important for your basic needs. How many today would be able to grow there own food if their life depended on it? Things were much different just a 100 years ago. Mt:6:26: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27: Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30: Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32: (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34: Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” In the cities like New York you see all the lonely people deceiving themselves, trying to make themselves happy with buying the latest designer do-dad. They think their money can buy their happiness, and that this is the way things have always been and things will always be this way. 2Pt:3:3: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4: 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.”

As many of you may know the Greek and Hebrew used their alphabet for numbers, and numbers have meaning. This is why in Revelation we see a number that has a meaning. The Bible gives us the keys to understanding the meanings by the way they are used. There are several books available on the subject. I will give you a few that are relevant here. The number 3 is the number for divinity (trinity) and 8 the number of new beginnings, resurrection and life. Jesus rose on the 8th day of the week, or the first day of the new week. This signified a new beginning a new day. That is why the early church met on the 8th day, it was a breaking from the Old Testament Sabbath. To the Christian our rest is in the Lord, it doesn’t matter what day it is. The name Jesus in Greek, Iησους (iota=10, eta=8, sigma=200, omikron=70, upsilon=400, sigma=200 ) adds up to 888. This name and its numerical value speak very well for him; Divine Resurrection and Life. 6 is the number of man (God created man on the sixth day). So with antichrist we have 3 sixes. He has 3 because he will “be as God” Gen:3:5. Christ was God making himself man = 888, Antichrist is Man making himself God = 666. That is the essence of the spirit of Antichrist. In the Garden this was the lie the devil told them. “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Ever since, man has thought he was his own god, deciding for him self, what is good and what is evil. This is the whole idea of relativism. We all have our own truth. You have heard some say, “well that may be true for you”. Truth is true even if you don’t believe it. If you are standing in front of a train and you don’t believe it is coming does that mean it won’t hit you? It is not just a question of believing something that makes it true, even if you have no doubt. If someone had stolen your engine out of your car, and you went out to start it fully believing it would start, it still would not, because there was no engine, and you would have believed a lie. If you don’t believe the devil exists, that does not mean he doesn’t. Truth is discovered as we seek, and it is personified in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. “I am the truth”.If man is the problem, man is not the answer, yet he continues to worship the works of his own hands.

Right in the heart of NYC, on Fifth Ave, the only building that had it's numbers displayed on it and lighted up in RED at the top of the building, was 666 Fifth Ave. ( pictured above) Red is the color of man, the name Adam means Red Blood. Here is a link to the picture above> http://www.fashion-planet.com/windows/666/index.html . This sign had been there for over 40 years. After 9/11, and the Bush administration was in control, the name was changed to “Citi” the banking giant, representing the money power and god Mammon. 1Tm:6:10: “For the love of money is the root of ALL evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Now that the Beast is being manifested, the sign 666 could come down ( it was as though it was fore telling his coming). Yeah, tell me this is all just coincidence.

NYC represents the height of man making himself god and the worship of the works of his hands. Rv:13:16: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” BE NOT DECEIVED!! The mark in your forehead and in your hand speaks of who you serve with your mind-forehead and body-hand, or mentally and physically. 17:” And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”. Notice it says ALL!!! including the small, poor and the free. That would seem to include the saints. None of us today are able to feed our families or take care of our needs without serving this antichrist beast system to some degree. We can not buy or sell without being on this grid, and a part of the system. The difference is, those that belong to the beast, believe in this system. Those that belong to God hunger and thirst for Gods kingdom. Those that are of the beast are the ME first people, seeking to get more money and power. Those that belong to the Lord seek first the Kingdom of God. They help others and minister unto the Lord. They Mt:6:20: “lay up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Remember God resists the proud. We are in the world, but not of it. Your job or career is not your provider, the Lord is. The great Whore Babylon false religion and the religious right give power and justification to this Beast. The just shall live by faith.