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Gifts from the Holy Spirit

"Now, brothers and sisters, I want you to understand about spiritual gifts. You remember the lives you lived before you were believers. You let yourselves be influenced and led away to worship idols—things that have no life. So I tell you that no one who is speaking with the help of God’s Spirit says, “Jesus be cursed.” And no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” without the help of the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but they are all from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve, but we serve the same Lord. And there are different ways that God works in people, but it is the same God who works in all of us to do everything.

Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person. The Spirit gives this to each one to help others. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. And the same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge. The same Spirit gives faith to one person and to another he gives gifts of healing. The Spirit gives to one person the power to do miracles, to another the ability to prophesy, and to another the ability to judge what is from the Spirit and what is not. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak in different kinds of languages, and to another the ability to interpret those languages. One Spirit, the same Spirit, does all these things. The Spirit decides what to give each one.

The Body of Christ

A person has only one body, but it has many parts. Yes, there are many parts, but all those parts are still just one body. Christ is like that too. Some of us are Jews and some of us are not; some of us are slaves and some of us are free. But we were all baptized to become one body through one Spirit. And we were all given[a] the one Spirit.
And a person’s body has more than one part. It has many parts. The foot might say, “I am not a hand, so I don’t belong to the body.” But saying this would not stop the foot from being a part of the body. The ear might say, “I am not an eye, so I don’t belong to the body.” But saying this would not make the ear stop being a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, it would not be able to hear. If the whole body were an ear, it would not be able to smell anything. If each part of the body were the same part, there would be no body. But as it is, God put the parts in the body as he wanted them. He made a place for each one. So there are many parts, but only one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the foot, “I don’t need you!” No, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are actually very important. And the parts that we think are not worth very much are the parts we give the most care to. And we give special care to the parts of the body that we don’t want to show. The more beautiful parts don’t need this special care. But God put the body together and gave more honor to the parts that need it. God did this so that our body would not be divided. ‘God wanted the different parts to care the same for each other’. If one part of the body suffers, then all the other parts suffer with it. Or if one part is honored, then all the other parts share its honor.

All of you together are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of that body. And in the church God [being the body of Christ] has given a place first to apostles, second to prophets, and third to teachers. Then God has given a place to those who do miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who can help others, those who are able to lead, and those who can speak in different kinds of languages. Not all are apostles. Not all are prophets. Not all are teachers. Not all do miracles. Not all have gifts of healing. Not all speak in different kinds of languages. Not all interpret those languages. Continue to give your attention to the spiritual gifts you consider to be the greatest. But now I want to point out a way of life that is even greater. (1 Corinthians 12)

Are you of the true church of God? Which body part? Do you hurt when parts of the same body hurt?

Human lips can say much; however God knows our heart by its written intent that cannot lie nor hide anything. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

So where is your love for other parts of the same body? False brethren style love spelled hate with false judgments, scorn and persecution as all of this world? Or love as commanded being the only way for entrance into the tree of life? (Revelation 22:14)

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But now I want to point out a way of life that is even greater. 1 Corinthians 12:31b

Let Love Be Your Guide

I may speak in different languages, whether human or even of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal. I may have the gift of prophecy, I may understand all secrets and know everything there is to know, and I may have faith so great that I can move mountains. But even with all this, if I don’t have love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have to help others, and I may even give my body as an offering to be burned. But I gain nothing by doing all this if I don’t have love.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth. Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.

Love will never end. But all those gifts will come to an end—even the gift of prophecy, the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages, and the gift of knowledge. These will all end because this knowledge and these prophecies we have are not complete. But when perfection comes, the things that are not complete will end.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, and I made plans like a child. When I became a man, I stopped those childish ways. It is the same with us. Now we see God as if we are looking at a reflection in a mirror. But then, in the future, we will see him right before our eyes. Now I know only a part, but at that time I will know fully, as God has known me. So these three things continue: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13)

Do you have the false brethren love as knowing all things, or the commanded love for others beyond empty words required to know God?

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Who ElpidioLGagolinan being false brethren has shown himself to be in the eyes of God.

http://www.booksie.com/non-fiction/short_story/timesoftrouble/false-brethren

http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Christian/3505347

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.callarman?hc_location=stream

http://www.cross.tv/profile/221004?go=blogs&action=show&id=40799&backpage=1

Digg,Twitter and more have received these words so that believers can see themselves as God sees them all -- and for almost 7 years now I have lived with their hateful scorn and selfishness, but its good because Christ told me exactly how my life would become in John 15:18-21.

My wife is 40 and a 4th grade teacher for DepEd here in the Philippines; and she is still taking college courses to gain her Masters to become a principle, yet Elpidio would make remarks to my wife on how she should learn better English before calling herself a teacher along with just so many cruel remarks that she finally just had to block him; and through many writings including my life in the Philippines he has known of her weak heart and the fact that we can’t even afford Heart Friendly Ensure for her to drink; and in the same way, even though I have over twenty years with God through Jesus Christ, thirteen websites, a published book and only look to God as written in Proverbs 2:1-6 and 3:5-6, Elpidio has never once said even one kind word other than asking me if I knew Jesus Christ seven times and now rebuking me for cussing making him the perfect example of one real asshole; and he is a man who teaches others how to walk with God while being a blasphemer not even knowing God through His own words not believing God’s words against him just as most all believers according to “Thy Word is Truth”.

Christ was tortured and crucified by people that know not what they do; therefore our Lord through love asked the Father to forgive them in Luke 23:34; and that is Christ like love, but that does not mean that he liked them for what they did; and even God’s pure words speak that without love for others it is impossible to know Him. (1 John 4:7-8) and when we show no care for others in need, God will show no care for us when within famine and the sword – Proverbs 1:27-29, 21:13

Paul suffered a hard life for many years while also having false brethren in 2 Corinthians 11:23-27, and in the same way with the times coming it will happen to all believers while living a life they have not become spiritually prepared for. . .

“Take care that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name claiming they are the Anointed One, and many poor souls will be taken in. You will hear of wars, and you will hear rumors of wars, but you should not panic. It is inevitable, this violent breaking apart of the sinful world, but remember, the wars are not the end. The end is still unfolding. Nations will do battle with nations, and kingdoms will fight neighboring kingdoms, and there will be famines and earthquakes. But these are not the end. These are the birth pangs, the beginning. The end is still unfolding.

They will hand you over to your enemies, who will torture you and then kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. And many who have followed Me and claimed to love Me and sought God’s kingdom will turn away— ‘’’they will abandon the faith and betray and hate one another’’’. The love that they had for one another will grow cold because few will obey the law. False prophets will appear, many will be taken in by them, and the only thing that will grow is wickedness. There will be no end to the increase of wickedness. But those who do not waver from our path and do not follow those false prophets—those among you will be saved. And this good news of God’s kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, a testimony to all people and all nations. Then, beloved, the end, the consummation of all things, will come. (Matthew 24:4-14)

No matter who we are, we all can make mistakes and reach our boiling point through fellow believers calling us a bastard, another saying to go and fuck yourself, another calling me an author for the devil and a whole world of false brethren and sisters just pissing all over you because they only care about themselves with lip love to God who they don’t even know.

So what did Paul have to deal with?

“I do not understand what I do; for I don't do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. Since what I do is what I don't want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I do what I don't want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.

So I find that this law is at work: when I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. My inner being delights in the law of God. But I see a different law at work in my body—a law that fights against the law which my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin which is at work in my body. What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? Thanks be to God, who does this through our Lord Jesus Christ!

This, then, is my condition: on my own I can serve God's law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin. (Romans 7:15-25)

Was David as perfect as this world of self-righteous believers when he planned the murder of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband? Was Solomon perfect with his strong desire for females that he had 700 wives and 300 concubine, and with age he allowed the worship of false gods to his women?  (2 Samuel 11, 1 Kings 11)

If all we could do is be as perfect as ElpidioLGagolinan – we would all be saved for eternal salvation through obedience and love for others rather than being the murderers God describes Him as because of no love or intent. . .

“Those who hate others are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life in them. This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God? (1 John 3:15-17)

Because loving others is a commandment from God. . .

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)

Do you think this world of believers God sees as murderers will receive His blessing for the tree of life?

I have finally made what I speak from scripture open for comment; therefore spill all the hate you please while ignoring God; and what I do and why I do it no one will believe because I do as my Father Leads. Proverbs 2:1-6, 3:5-6

Where is my love for others? Written through these words; http://ttimesofttrouble.webs.com/howtogaingodsmercy.htm

Where is my sacrifice for God and humanity to become worthy of delivering a message nobody wants to hear?                                                                                             http://godsunknownmessenger.webs.com/my-life-in-the-philippines

 

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Our Lord makes truth regarding what is coming very clear to all; but none can see truth nor even have God's mercy in the times ahead for all humanity.

Jeremiah 6:10-13

The Voice (VOICE)

To whom should I speak and give this warning?
    Who will listen to what I say?
Their ears are closed; they cannot hear. They’re deaf to anything about God.
    The Eternal’s word is offensive to them. They take no delight in it.
But I am welling up with His anger.
    I’m too tired to try to hold it in any longer.

Eternal One: Pour it out on children playing in the streets,
        on young men meeting together.
    Husbands and wives, old and even the very old—
        let each of them know they will be taken.
    Their homes will be seized and lived in by others;
        so, too, will their fields and wives be taken from them and given to others when I reach out against the people of this land.

    Greed has corrupted this culture, from the least to the greatest:
        all are tainted with this lust for what they don’t deserve.
    The prophets and priests are no better.
        Their lives reek with deceit.

 

God's Mercy

"Because He said to Moses, “I will show mercy to whomever I choose to show mercy, and I will demonstrate compassion on whomever I choose to have compassion. The point is that God’s mercy has nothing to do with our will or the things we pursue. It is completely up to God. The Scriptures even speak to the Pharaoh himself: “I have given you a position of power so that I might show My greater power through you and so that My name might be declared throughout every land upon the earth. So when and where God decides to show mercy is completely up to Him. Likewise, when He chooses to harden one’s heart, how can we argue?

 

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One of thousands of verses to believers from God that they all refuse to beleive because of false teachers and the god of this world controlling their thoughts.

“The Lord says, “My people are stupid;
they don't know me.
They are like foolish children;
they have no understanding.
They are experts at doing what is evil,
but failures at doing what is good. (Jeremiah 4:22)

 

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Prophets and priests shed the blood of the upstanding and also the just in her midst.

Lamentations 4:11-13

The Voice (VOICE)

Is this poetic hyperbole, or could such a horror really have happened? Even today, famine and disease cause devastation in developing nations reminiscent of what this poet describes happening in Jerusalem. Suffering will always exist because sin—rebellion against God—affects every aspect of a culture at every level of society. When Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem in the early sixth century b.c., he did not allow any food or provision to enter the city; he literally waited for God’s people in Jerusalem to starve to death. As the executioner of God’s judgment, Nebuchadnezzar punished everyone equally, regardless of the severity of his or her sins, because all sin is worthy of death. The people in Jerusalem really experienced God’s dark cloud and His frowning countenance.

Kindling a fire, the Eternal attacked Zion
    until nothing was left—not even the foundations.
His anger was poured out
    as that angry fire consuming all.

Little did they know, thinking Jerusalem could not be breached—
    not by kings, not by ordinary people, and not by anyone on the earth—
Absolutely no one imagined
    Jerusalem’s enemies would get in.

Many and terrible were the crimes that her leaders,
    the ones who should be most righteous of all, committed.
Prophets and priests shed the blood of the upstanding
    and also the just in her midst.

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Isaiah 29:13 Was Written For All Believers In The Body Of Christ Being The Church Of God And Never Buildings Called Churches.

 

The prophet’s message seems inaccessible or unintelligible to many. For some, a few rituals are enough. But a relationship with God demands a complete commitment to something, Someone greater.

 

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Understanding God

Understanding God Part 1-4  http://timeoftrouble.webs.com/index.htm

When we feel some words of God are not for us, that may be true, but we can only know for sure through possessing the fear of the Lord which understands God according to what He has given us depending on our efforts as instructed through these words. . .

“My child, learn what I teach you and never forget what I tell you to do. Listen to what is wise and try to understand it. Yes, beg for knowledge; plead for insight. Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. If you do, you will know what it means to fear the Lord and you will succeed in learning about God.  It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:1-6)-(GNT)

 

If you have done as instructed while living in spiritual ways with no other life you are good in the eyes of God, but when believers gain their understanding through themselves or the false teachings of man. . .

“I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby’s milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God’s ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong.  (Hebrews 5:11-14)-(The Message)

What follows is the same as in my hundreds of other writings which is no watered down milk or partial truth as taught by man, but only the meat we all must have before God can be understood.

Do you truly love our Lord God? And billions will answer yes.

How much love do you really have?

Enough to actually do through actions what THE WORD instructs all believers on earth?

Enough to actually believe EVERY WORD OF GOD we have all been commanded to live by?

Enough to put no confidence in man as THE WORD directs?

Enough to prove all things through faith while using the WORDS OF GOD as your only source of information?

Enough to believe and totally accept WORDS OF GOD very few others believe?

Following is an excerpt taken from the preface of my fully published book “Message for this Entire Human Race”.

What’s most important for me to speak right now at the beginning of this book is that I expect to change but few while knowing that at this time few will believe all the facts which have been written for the purpose of only helping all people everywhere with a very strong warning of what will be. Yet whatever all may think, all that I ask is for all who purchase this book to just treat it as something that one day will be greatly needed as the only answer to all the whys regarding this world’s civilization coming to an unexpected end in ways so dark with so much evil that there are no exact words for description beyond what has been written all through this book for all on earth to read and understand’.

Because most all religious teachers in this world today truly believe in themselves while omitting any words of God which demean their self-righteous efforts; all that is taught to anyone is what the psychological powers distributed by the god of this world as the father of lies allows with this civilization of believers being the most misled of all humans on this planet; and the reason is because they don’t believe every word of who they all claim belief in.

“To you, who were spiritually dead all the time that you drifted along on the stream of this world’s ideas of living, and obeyed its unseen ruler (who is still operating in those who do not respond to the truth of God), to you Christ has given life! We all lived like that in the past, and followed the impulses and imaginations of our evil nature, being in fact under the wrath of God by nature, like everyone else. (Ephesians 2:1-3)-(Phillips)

The time has come for all on this earth who say that they believe in God to take a very close look at these words from the verse you just read which say -- (who is still operating in those who do not respond to the truth of God)

Do you as an individual feel that because you have been saved and forgiven with only eternal life ahead of you once the falsely taught rapture has taken place that you have full security and need no more?

Do you feel that salvation with belief in God the Father and acceptance of Christ in your heart as the Son of God and your Savior is all that’s required?

All the words in the Bible have been written as a book of history and current instruction for our life intended for all believers to not just read, but to diligently seek understanding of because it’s the only way that we can gain the fear of the Lord which is understanding of God. So when THE WORD gives us spiritual direction, we are to follow our instruction through faith without question or doubt.

“You should be looking at yourselves to make sure that you are really Christ’s. It is yourselves that you should be testing, not me. You ought to know by this time that Christ is in you, unless you are not real Christians at all. And when you have applied your test, I am confident that you will soon find that I myself am a genuine Christian. I pray God that you may find the right answer to your test, not because I have any need of your approval, but because I earnestly want you to find the right answer, even if that should make me no real Christian. For, after all, we can make no progress against the truth; we can only work for the truth. (2 Corinthians 13:5-8)-(Phillips)

Through over two decades what I have learned most through all believers are these following words of God’s truth which I have never questioned. . .

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Hebrews 5:8-9)-(Phillips)

But with these additional words of God which are spiritually unknown to all believers. . .

“Christ, in the days when he was a man on earth, appealed to the one who could save him from death in desperate prayer and the agony of tears. His prayers were heard; he was freed from his shrinking from death but, Son though he was, he had to prove the meaning of obedience through all that he suffered. Then, when he had been proved the perfect Son, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who should obey him, being now recognized by God himself as High Priest “after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:7-10)-(Phillips)

. . .because they have never been taught God’s own pure words of truth regarding the difference between salvation and eternal salvation which can only come through full obedience which are strenuous non-stop works of righteousness through faith with obedience; and for this world of disobedient unknowing individuals, eventually in God’s time, full obedience will come to all the inhabitants of this earth through God’s punishment . . .

“The Lord is going to devastate the earth and leave it desolate. He will twist the earth's surface and scatter its people. Everyone will meet the same fate—the priests and the people, slaves and masters, buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, rich and poor. The earth will lie shattered and ruined. The Lord has spoken and it will be done. (Isaiah 24:1-3)-(GNT)

". . .for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9b)-(KJV)  [sound like a rapture?]

. . . which will bring the results of these following words of God never taught with their proper meaning.

 “I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. And so, in honor of the name of Jesus all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees, and all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Isaiah 45:23, Philippians
2:10-11)

What greatly saddens me most is the fact that believers believe people and themselves rather than looking to only God for direction through trust with obedience which brings direction and answers in ways we may not always understand or even know because our thoughts are not His thoughts.

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:7-9)-(KJV)

What is God’s mercy?

“For he said to Moses, “I will have mercy on anyone I wish; I will take pity on anyone I wish.” So then, everything depends, not on what we humans want or do, but only on God's mercy. For the scripture says to the king of Egypt, “I made you king in order to use you to show my power and to spread my fame over the whole world.” So then, God has mercy on anyone he wishes, and he makes stubborn anyone he wishes. (Romans 9:15-18)-(GNT)

However, even when we don’t fully understand all that God is doing with our life, it’s through our ‘obedience with strong and unwavering faith’ we know that God is with us and has a purpose through using us as His tools to benefit any who choose truth through His own words over the false partial teachings of man worldwide that God warns all against, but because man teaches no full truth, none, no, not one believer even knows what pure truth is; and that is because all teachers and shepherds on earth are led through the psychological powers of darkness by the god of this world; and what I just spoke comes through God’s own words a world of believers refuse to believe because man whom they do believe speaks nothing or a different meaning saying its out of context when its them who know not God through His Spirit.

In all that I write, what I speak comes through faith because I look only to God while being in wait for His lead; and it’s because by myself I can do nothing other than strain my brain nonstop for words while never gaining any proper ground day after day; therefore through years of trying I have learned well to just stop with absolutely no effort until directed --- But when God is ready, He leads me into writing as a steady flow without thought problems because He is at the controls with me being only the co-pilot who follows all spiritual orders as spiritually instructed.

Because we are all human beings, we have our built in mechanism of self-defense which comes from our pride that refuses to admit error; and what follows are these extremely important words from our Lord as a perfect example of what this entire world of believers just refuse to believe.

“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalms 14:2-3, 53:2-3)-(KJV)

For anyone on this planet that truly believes in God with enough love to actually feel the spiritual need to please the Father just as our Lord Christ, what we all must do rather than doubting, questioning or excusing ourselves from His own words directly to us all on earth is without choice speaking our own words through heartfelt prayer to our Father of eternity who knows all things including our hearts intent better than we ourselves know; in other words it must be our heart speaking and not our lips. . .

‘Heavenly Father, I come to you through THE WORD being my Lord Jesus Christ; and because of my trust in you through genuine faith, that without, you cannot be pleased, I believe your every word; therefore according to much teaching throughout the entire Bible which you speak in truth, you are not pleased with my beliefs nor my actions which are unwritten pagan ways, pagan holidays, pagan beliefs and being disobedience to you because I do not as instructed along with believing only what man teaches or what I myself choose through totally ignoring these following words which all true believers being the church as the body of Christ and not a building of man where Satan’s home is as written in Revelation 2:13 must listen to and live by through spiritual correction which brings obedience. . .

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46)-(KJV)

 So now, Oh Lord God, I shall just do as you direct through your own words. . .

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)-(KJV)

. . .which instruct me put no trust in myself nor man while always acknowledging you so that you will direct my paths and strengthen me as my needed preparation for standing strong through the greatest timesoftrouble which have ever before come upon this entire world’s civilization -- and I thank you my Lord for hearing my prayer as written in my hearts intent with no other gods before you--amen’.

What you just read was but one example of a thousand prayers that I give to God because I know that without God’s help there is no way for me to endure what is coming upon us all; and to stand strong such as Daniel in the lion’s den, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego facing the fiery furnace, Job who lost everything and Paul who was beaten, lashed and stoned – we must have faith so powerful that we trust and believe only God through all of our suffering which lies ahead to make us worthy of His kingdom and the firstfruit resurrection at the last trumpet; but sadly most all believers on this earth will not believe what God speaks nor do as He directs; and the reasons why are shown within this following excerpt from my published book.

‘Have you ever tried to tell an animal that it was stupid while getting a solid result for what you spoke? Well, trying to tell the people of this world that their ship is sinking with only lifeboats for the few on the right road is no different; and that’s because humans just don’t know there is but only one proper action that all the people of this world need to take; and it requires steps the in the human mind set or pattern that none, no, not one person has because the minds of all people everywhere in this world only know self with self-thought, self-direction, self-want, self-understanding, self-dreams, self -needs, self-education and self-reality with everything in life being self-centered including the mechanism of mental self-defense that always clears self of anything that points all around one’s self in any wrong way’.

The only way possible for understanding God must come through direct communication with THE FATHER just as our HEAD JESUS CHRIST left us with an example we as believers are all to follow.

"Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. (John 8:28-29)-(KJV) 

The only true CHURCH OF GOD is the BODY OF CHRIST who follows their HEAD whom is THE WORD; and the actual following of our LORD is no simple uplifting experience as all have been taught, but rather a consistent non-stop effort in only becoming fully dependent on THE FATHER while wanting to always please Him just as our LORD JESUS CHRIST; and great faith is required as the only way for spiritual preparation to deal with all of the great afflictions coming upon us all within this human race.

“These qualities show how justly the judgment of God works out in your case. Without doubt he intends to use your suffering to make you worthy of his kingdom, yet his justice will one day repay trouble to those who have troubled you, and peace to all of us who, like you, have suffered.

This judgment will issue eventually in the final denouement of Christ’s personal coming from Heaven with the angels of his power. It will bring full justice in dazzling flame upon those who have refused to know God or to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Their punishment will be ‘eternal exclusion’ from the radiance of the face of the Lord, and the glorious majesty of power. But to those whom he has made holy his coming will mean splendor unimaginable. It will be a breath-taking wonder to all who believe—including you, for you have believed the message that we have given you.

In view of this great prospect, we pray for you constantly, that God will think you worthy of this calling, and that he will effect in you all his goodness desires to do, and that your faith makes possible. We pray that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may become more glorious through you, and that you may share something of his glory—all through the grace of our God and Jesus Christ the Lord.  (2 Thessalonians 1:5-12)-(J.B.Phillips)

I marked ‘eternal exclusion’ for the purpose of sharing exactly what it means. It’s not an eternal barbeque of torture in flaming hell for the young, old, male and female which does not even exist as most all believers have been falsely led in believing because our Father who is a God of love is not in the business of eternal torture; and my book Message for this Entire Human Race has an entire chapter with God's own words being all the proof any believer should require, but rather being separated from becoming a government official and directly associated with Christ and God almighty for all of eternity whereas this world of saved ones through the extended hard roads of God’s punishments will eventually repent to obedience which will give them eternal salvation rather than only salvation, however they will not be the firstfruits for a government position. 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)-(KJV)

Our Lord is all knowing, without flaw and without confusion through His words in the Holy Bible being as a book of instruction for this believing human race to not only learn from, but follow as if we are putting ourselves in the same situations as God’s chosen; and it’s because how can we also be chosen without the suffering as all men of God went through ever since the beginning?

In the pure words of our Lord from Genesis to Revelation there has always been suffering. Why is that? Have you been taught that God who makes no mistakes created Satan for the purpose to use as a tool for choosing who His firstfruits would be?

Let’s read with a clear view the sufferings of Paul because they are a lesson for all believers who want to become the bride of Christ who must go through the same while keeping their faith.

“Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Are they ministers of Christ? I have more claim to this title than they. This is a silly game but look at this list: I have worked harder than any of them. I have served more prison sentences! I have been beaten times without number. I have faced death again and again.

I have been beaten the regulation thirty-nine stripes by the Jews five times.

I have been beaten with rods three times. I have been stoned once. I have been shipwrecked three times. I have been twenty-four hours in the open sea.

In my travels I have been in constant danger from rivers and floods, from bandits, from my own countrymen, and from pagans. I have faced danger in city streets, danger in the desert, danger on the high seas, danger among false Christians. I have known exhaustion, pain, long vigils, hunger and thirst, going without meals, cold and lack of clothing.

Apart from all external trials I have the daily burden of responsibility for all the churches. Do you think anyone is weak without my feeling his weakness? Does anyone have his faith upset without my longing to restore him? (2 Corinthians 11:22-29) -(Phillips)

“Those who win the victory will be clothed like this in white, and I will not remove their names from the book of the living. In the presence of my Father and of his angels I will declare openly that they belong to me. (Revelation 3:5)-(GNT)

Because I have learned to live within a world of hardships while developing a strong dependence on only God as my provider, these pure words of God speak of where I have been and am going.

“He lifts the poor from the dust
    and raises the needy from their misery.
He makes them companions of princes
    and puts them in places of honor.
The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord;
    on them he has built the world. (1 Samuel 2:8)-(Good News Translation)

If you genuinely love our Lord with all of your heart, only God who can read the hearts of all humanity knows of your coming destiny; and He is now delivering His truth through one of His chosen messengers because these words ahead is where this world of believers will find themselves.

“We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 3:25)-(KJV)

 

Understanding God Part 2

How is it possible to know God without understanding?  How can one have a teacher to learn from without doing their assignments? How can any person learn without first placing full trust into every word that is spoken?

Of my hundreds of works for God through many years past, not as boasting, but as a learned student for teaching all who want only truth, read these words based on the ‘Fear of the Lord’ through my authors’ website or my link so that I can move on with what God wants me to write rather than a lengthy repeat.  

http://www.authorsden.com/jeffcallarman  or http://timesofroubles.webs.com/fearofthelord.htm

When THE WORD instructs, we as believers must do exactly as instructed without doubt or question because there is a purpose for our own well being.

“Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in faith. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you?—unless you have completely failed. (2 Corinthians 13:5) -(GNT)

What follows below are but very few of the many teachings of God which man has never before properly taught, and knowing these words through obedience will be what determines your road of life which can either be the broad way which the many of this world walk, or the narrow way few can find with Psalms 91 being your guide for the decision on the road you choose.

 “ And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4)-(KJV)  

Every word means the Old and New Testament; and many of the man-made religions of today tell their followers the Old Testament was nailed to the cross; and when believers believe man rather than their creator, they are showing absolutely no FAITH IN GOD or THE WORD we all as believers must live by.

“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? (1 Corinthians 11:14)-(KJV)

In what you just read came through the WORDS OF CHRIST being THE WORD as written in John 1:1; and He says long hair on a man is a shame; yet all the religions of this world have made statues and images of our Lord who was a wood worker with much use of stone in his time which made him as a strong working man with muscle and short hair rather than what the god of this world has compelled all religions to do by making out Lord into some weak looking long haired individual who looks more gay and frail than words can even speak; yet all believers actually worship this disgusting false image.

“The teaching I gave you was given me personally by the Lord himself, and it was this: the Lord Jesus, in the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread and when he had given thanks he broke it and said, “Take, eat, this is my body which is being broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Similarly when supper was ended, he took the cup saying, “This cup is the new agreement in my blood: do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.

This can only mean that whenever you eat this bread or drink of this cup, you are proclaiming that the Lord has died for you, and you will do that until he comes again.

[Have you been dying to yourself and becoming separate from this world as our Lord Jesus Christ?]

So that, whoever eats the bread or drinks the wine without due thought is making himself like one of those who allowed the Lord to be put to death without discerning who he was.

No, a man should thoroughly examine himself, and only then should he eat the bread or drink of the cup. He that eats and drinks carelessly is eating and drinking a judgment on himself, for he is blind to the presence of the Lord’s body. (1 Corinthians 11:23-29) -(Phillips)

As a believer in God through our Lord, were you in anyway aware of this world of religious people who actually call the body and the blood of Christ communion rather than the Passover for which it stands because of the blood?

Where you also aware by God’s own words that all the inhabitants of earth are in darkness and completely unworthy, therefore are eating and drinking judgement upon themselves?

Never forget these following words of God which prove to any who choose to believe only every word of God just how true they are with no interpretation required.

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Psalms 12:6, 119:140, Proverbs 30:5)-(KJV)

 But you must understand this at the outset, that no prophecy of scripture arose from an individual’s interpretation of the truth. No prophecy came because a man wanted it to: men of God spoke because they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)        -(Phillips)

Now with that thought in mind on the words of our Lord, why is there an entire world of believers who do not believe what THE WORD clearly speaks in these following verses being directed towards this entire human race?

“The war broke out in Heaven. Michael and his angels battled with the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they did not prevail and they were expelled from Heaven. So the huge dragon, the serpent of ancient times, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down upon the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. (Revelation 12:9)-(Phillips)

So how does the father of lies mislead this religious world of believers?

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.              (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)-(KJV)

Did what THE WORD just speak spiritually register? Satan's angels became ministers of righteousness!! Why can't believers believe what THE WORD clearly speaks to all believers?

All preachers, teachers, ministers, priests, popes, bishops profits, scholars, laymen, evangelists and individuals of every title will deny those words from God, and because of them being loved through their smooth words, they will be believed rather than the words all believers are to live by; and only the few with the 'FEAR OF THE LORD' can see God's truth because they know the true church of God is the body of Christ following only their Head and not a building of man with different names, spirits, beliefs and traditions while being filled with division worldwide. 

Following is guaranteed prophecy coming upon all humanity.

"They will all be terrified and overcome with pain, like the pain of a woman in labor. They will look at each other in fear, and their faces will burn with shame. The day of the Lord is coming—that cruel day of his fierce anger and fury. The earth will be made a wilderness, and every sinner will be destroyed. Every star and every constellation will stop shining, the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will give no light.

The Lord says, “I will bring disaster on the earth and punish all wicked people for their sins. I will humble everyone who is proud and punish everyone who is arrogant and cruel. Those who survive will be scarcer than gold. I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place on that day when I, the Lord Almighty, show my anger.

And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

(Isaiah 13:8-16)-(KJV)

What you have just read are but only pure words of truth towards all humanity being their coming destiny with no way out, no way of escape and no place to hide; and with the entire Book called the Holy Bible filled with truth and instruction, why do not preachers, ministers, priests, prophets or any people using the name of God and our Lord make truth known with instruction on what each individual must do for God’s mercy?

"Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalms 33:18-19)-(KJV)

But it happened, because her prophets sinned and her priests were guilty of causing the death of innocent people. Her leaders wandered through the streets as though blind, so stained with blood that no one would touch them. (Lamentations 4:13-14)-(GNT)

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. (1 Timothy 4:1-5)

Remember what you read in Revelation 12:9 and 2 Corinthians 11:13-15? Take strong spiritual note of those words -- giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

“See to it, then, that no one enslaves you by means of the worthless deceit of human wisdom, which comes from the teachings handed down by human beings and from the ruling spirits of the universe, and not from Christ. (Colossians 2:8)

Through every word of our Lord, there is continual warnings which are just not heard, not taught, not known or just ignored because believers have never even been directed in the only way to gain understanding of God which is the FEAR OF THE LORD.

“I myself have been made a minister of this same Gospel, and though it is true at this moment that I am suffering on behalf of you who have heard the Gospel, yet I am far from sorry about it. Indeed, I am glad, because it gives me a chance to complete in my own sufferings something of the untold pains for which Christ suffers on behalf of his body, the Church. For I am a minister of the Church by divine commission, a commission granted to me for your benefit and for a special purpose: that I might fully declare God’s word—that sacred mystery which up to now has been hidden in every age and every generation, but which is now as clear as daylight to those who love God. They are those to whom God has planned to give a vision of the full wonder and splendor of his secret plan for the sons of men. And the secret is simply this: Christ in you! Yes, Christ in you bringing with him the hope of all glorious things to come. (Colossians 1:24-27)-(Phillips)

 

Thus far in my life the sufferings that I have endured through the past six years are as nothing compared to the suffering coming upon me just as they came upon Paul; however by the grace of God the years past and current difficult times are as a blessing in only preparing me for what I know lies ahead; and in the same way I want to prepare you.

 

Understanding God Part 3

What exactly is my purpose and what is my message for this human race as a messenger from God?

First is teaching you what God has taught me because I follow His instruction best as humanly possible while seeking silver and hid treasures while at the same time being a sinner within the battles of flesh and spirit just as Paul in these very important words. . .

"We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a mortal, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do; for I don't do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. Since what I do is what I don't want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I do what I don't want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.

So I find that this law is at work: when I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. My inner being delights in the law of God. But I see a different law at work in my body—a law that fights against the law which my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin which is at work in my body. What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? Thanks be to God, who does this through our Lord Jesus Christ!

This, then, is my condition: on my own I can serve God's law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin. (Romans 7:14-25)-(GNT)

Second is helping any on this earth to prepare for what lies ahead for all civilization with the beginning of sorrows nearly upon us.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

All that is required from any human being on this planet is only to clear their own mind while looking at this human race as it truly has become while also seeing what we as human beings have done to destroy not only each other through wars, rebel violence, crimes, rapes, murders, tortures, human slavery, pornography slavery and massive cases of child abuse in the hundreds of millions along with what we all in modern society have done to the soil, water, air with even a space junk yard in orbit as a great threat to all the inhabitants on earth; and to just see this world’s reality as it truly is, is the same as seeing God’s spiritual weather report being the signs of the times which speak how all things as they currently are must come to their final end through the very pathetic human rule for the Kingdom of God to replace the god of this world on the throne who has brought earths destruction in the same way he did prior to the creation of man through being the father of lies so powerful that he caused 1/3 of the sons of God who were angels to become rebellious demons.  

Regarding the scripture you just read above, we already have a very deceived civilization in every category with this world of nations being more unstable than water while gearing up for massive wars via nuclear, chemical and biological weapons which will eliminate billions just as the new world order had carefully planned.

Next is the fact there is already a world food shortage which shall only grow worse and worse into becoming a great famine worldwide.

There is also the coming pestilence as contagious diseases produced from all the filth in cities due the coming major financial collapse turning all populated areas into lawless crime zones filled with murders, looting, merciless beatings, hunger, rapes, child abuse and power outages which will shut down sewer plants and everything else electronic while leaving only a grave stench from all the filth everywhere along with the use of NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) weapons that will cause even more pestilence upon billions worldwide.

And within all this world’s chaos there will only be more added through all the coming earthquakes in places worldwide where least expected; and these few minor details just mentioned are as nothing compared to what will follow until nearly approximately seven billion people have become exterminated.  

Revelation chapter six goes well with Matthew 24, and now all civilization is nearing the beginning of our long slow end  through the coming years under the very ignorant uncaring rule of man whom has proved totally unworthy as can be clearly seen through history all the way back to the beginning of humanity.

For any that would like to view their destiny, just read these 17 verses while placing yourself within at any given point as your own end until your resurrection.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6:1-17)-(KJV)

From what you just read, I feel very compelled to give you a better understanding of verses 10-11 which read. . .

"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Would you like the answer from God on how long their rest yet for a little while until their fellow servants and brethren should be killed? It was Revelation 6:11 with the question and partial answer; and the more detailed answer comes from 6:11 in the book of Isaiah which reads. . .

"Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate. 

Do the pure and true words of our Lord teach and show that believers as servants and brethren were snatched away and spared from suffering and death? True scripture speaks truth while the lies through doctrines of the devil believers believe. 

What makes me different than most is that I believe every word of God, so when Christ speaks these words. . .

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 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; because I go unto my Father.              (John 15:19, 14:12)-(KJV)

I have not one person other than my wife as another part of the Body of Christ for spiritual conversation in full agreement as being in God’s spiritual realm; and it’s because those chosen become not liked, not heard and not understood; yet even though I am alone, I look only to the Father in what to speak to an unbelieving world accompanied with Christ like love and great concerns for all because they can see not their own coming destiny with children causing me great grief through mental suffering with sorrow because they will have no understanding when their life becomes as a living nightmare with no escape;  while at the same time waiting to do even greater works than Christ because He said that those who believeth on Him would; and I never question the words of my Lord; therefore I patiently wait for my want to help millions with food, shelter and their health through faith they will learn because with faith and God’s Spirit, all things are possible.

When God leads and makes a way, my wife and I will go anywhere on earth teaching true faith, but never within a building of man falsely called a church where Satan dwells and controls the religion taught by man through the spirit in man rather than the Spirit of God.

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.  (Revelation 2:13)-(KJV)

 

God's Spirit and the spirit in man.

"In the same way, my brothers, when I came to proclaim to you God’s secret purpose, I did not come equipped with any brilliance of speech or intellect. You may as well know now that it was my secret determination to concentrate entirely on Jesus Christ and the fact of his death upon the cross. As a matter of fact, in myself I was feeling far from strong; I was nervous and rather shaky. What I said and preached had none of the attractiveness of the clever mind, but it was a demonstration of the power of the Spirit! Plainly God’s purpose was that your faith should not rest upon man’s cleverness but upon the power of God.

We do, of course, speak “wisdom” among those who are spiritually mature, but it is not what is called wisdom by this world, nor by the powers-that-be, who soon will be only the powers that have been. The wisdom we speak of is that mysterious secret wisdom of God which he planned before the creation for our glory today. None of the powers of this world have known this wisdom—if they had they would never have crucified the Lord of glory!

But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him’. But God has, through the Spirit, let us share his secret.

For nothing is hidden from the Spirit, not even the deep wisdom of God. For who could really understand a man’s inmost thoughts except the spirit of the man himself? How much less could anyone understand the thoughts of God except the very Spirit of God? And the marvellous thing is this, that we now receive not the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God himself, so that we can actually understand something of God’s generosity towards us.

It is these things that we talk about, not using the expressions of the human intellect but those which the Holy Spirit teaches us, explaining things to those who are spiritual.

But the unspiritual man simply cannot accept the matters which the Spirit deals with—they just don’t make sense to him, for, after all, you must be spiritual to see spiritual things. The spiritual man, on the other hand, has an insight into the meaning of everything, though his insight may baffle the man of the world. This is because the former is sharing in God’s wisdom, and ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?’ Incredible as it may sound, we who are spiritual have the very thoughts of Christ!           (1 Corinthians 2)-(Phillips)

 

Understanding God Part 4

Do you feel that you have understanding of God and are secure with no worries because of God's love being upon you as a believer? What follows are God’s own words directly to only those who choose to listen to THE WORD rather than man.

“The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.                       (Proverbs 3:19-26)-(KJV)

“I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straightened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. (Proverbs 4:11-13)-(KJV)

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. (Proverbs 1:7 14:26-27, 19:23)-(KJV)

“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. (Proverbs 25:19)-(KJV)

“For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. (Deuteronomy 31:29)-(KJV)

“Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? (Proverbs 22:20-21)-(KJV)

Do you have any confusion or doubt regarding what THE WORD has just told you? Just how can any doubt and misunderstand what scripture speaks?

When we place our trust in only THE WORD through faith by actually following His written instruction being;

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)-(KJV)

All that we will learn in truth through our efforts with faith as our fuel totally nullifies our old life while creating within us the new self because Christ has become within our body making us able to follow only our Head being our Lord; and that is the only true church of God—Period!

Let us as brothers and sisters take a closer look at what God reveals when we actually do as He instructs by getting shed of our old self while making our time to become learners and followers according to our instruction; and what your going to read is but a very brief summary of this world's beliefs and days to honor in religious ways or a variety of other meanings with the whole point being that no matter who we are, where we are, what our beliefs may be or where our own human spirit leads us. . .

"God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalms 53:2-3, 14:2-3) -(KJV)

The reason God speaks those words to all the inhabitants of this earth is because believers don't believe His instruction whereas non believers are at least honest enough to say they don't believe in God; and what follows just shows how many gods and traditions this world of religion and beliefs have compared to the only one true God that none, no, not one believer seeks according to instruction.

 

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Aladura

Various prophet-healing churches founded since c.1918, West Nigeria.

1 million

Generally monotheistic; a mix of Anglican, Pentecostal and traditional African beliefs.

Strong emphasis on healing and salvation in this life through prayer, fasting and other rituals.

Not emphasized; views vary.

Spiritual healing is central. Mix of Anglican and African rituals; a prophet plays a prominent role.

None

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Asatru

Revival of Norse and Germanic paganism, 1970s Scandinavia and USA.

unknown

Polytheistic, Norse gods and goddesses, Norse creation myths.

Salvation or redemption not emphasized. Fatalistic view of universe.

Valhalla (heaven) for death in battle; Hel (peaceful place) for most; Hifhel (hell) for the very evil.

Sacrifice of food or drink, toast to the gods, shamanism (less frequently), celebration of solstice holidays. Nine Noble Virtues is moral code.

Eddas (Norse epics); the Havamal (proverbs attributed to Odin)

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Atheism

Appears throughout history (including ancient Greek philosophy), but especially after the Enlightenment (19th cent).

1.1 billion (this figure includes agnostic and non-religious, which tend to be grouped on surveys)

There is no God or divine being. Beliefs about the universe usually based on latest scientific findings.

Since there is no afterlife, this one life is of great importance. Only humans can help themselves and each other solve the world's problems.

none

none

Influential works include those by Marx, Freud, Feuerbach, and Voltaire. Notable modern authors include Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan.

The Secular Web


Baha'i Faith

Founded by Bahá'u'lláh, 1863, Tehran, Iran.

5-7 million

One God, who has revealed himself progressively through major world religions.

The soul is eternal and essentially good. Purpose of life is to develop spiritually and draw closer to God.

Soul separates from the body and begins a journey towards or away from God. Heaven and hell are states of being.

Daily prayer, avoidance of intoxicants, scripture reading, hard work, education, work for social justice and equality.

Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and other Bahá'í leaders

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Bön

Indigenous religion of Tibet.

100,000

Nontheistic Buddhism, but meditation on peaceful and wrathful deities.

Purpose is to gain enlightenment.

Reincarnation until gain enlightenment

Meditation on mandalas and Tibetan deities, astrology, monastic life.

Bonpo canon

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Buddhism

Founded by Siddharta Gautama (the Buddha) in c. 520 BC, NE India.

360 million

Varies: Theravada atheistic; Mahayana more polytheistic. Buddha taught nothing is permanent.

Purpose is to avoid suffering and gain enlightenment and release from cycle of rebirth, or at least attain a better rebirth by gaining merit.

Reincarnation (understood differently than in Hinduism, with no surviving soul) until gain enlightenment

Meditation, mantras, devotion to deities (in some sects), mandalas (Tibetan)

Tripitaka (Pali Canon); Mahayana sutras like the Lotus Sutra; others.

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Cao Dai

Founded in 1926, Vietnam by Ngo Van Chieu and others based on a séance.

4-6 million

God represented by Divine Eye. Founders of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity venerated, and saints including Victor Hugo.

Goal is peace and harmony in each person and in the world. Salvation by "cultivating self and finding God in self."

Reincarnation. Bad karma can lead to rebirth on a darker planet; good karma to better life on earth. Eventual attainment of nirvana or heaven.

Hierarchy similar to Roman Catholicism. Daily prayer. Meditation. Communication with spirit world (now outlawed in Vietnam).

Caodai canon

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Chinese Religion

Indigenous folk religion of China.

394 million

Dualistic yin and yang; mythological beings and folk deities.

Purpose is a favorable life and peaceful afterlife, attained through rituals and honoring of ancestors.

Judgment, then reincarnation or temporary hell until gain a Buddhist-type paradise.

Ancestor worship, prayer,

longevity practices

, divination, prophecy and astrology, feng shui.

None

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Chopra Center

Founded by Deepak Chopra in 1991, California

unknown

monism - God or Supreme Reality pervades all things; all is unity

Humans have limitless potential, but do not recognize this. Health and success can be had by focusing on whole self (mind, body, spirit).

Reincarnation

Yoga, meditation, massage, nutrition, mindfulness, detox sessions, positive thinking.

Deepak Chopra's many books, such as the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

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Christianity (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox)

Founded by Jesus Christ in c. 30 AD, Israel.

2 billion

One God who is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

All have sinned and are thereby separated from God. Salvation is through faith in Christ and, for some, sacraments and good works.

Eternal heaven or hell (or temporary purgatory).

Prayer, Bible study, baptism, Eucharist (Communion), church on Sundays, numerous holidays.

The Bible
(Old and New Testaments)

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Christian Science

Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879, Massachusetts.

150,000 - 400,000

One God. No Trinity (in traditional sense). Matter and evil do not exist.

Salvation is "Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness and death destroyed."

Heaven is "not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal."

Spiritual healing through prayer and knowledge, Sunday services, daily Bible and Science & Health reading.

Christian Bible, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures

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Confucianism

Founded by Confucius (551–479 BC), China

5-6 million

Not addressed

Purpose of life is to fulfill one's role in society with propriety, honor, and loyalty.

Not addressed

Honesty, politeness, propriety, humaneness, perform correct role in society, loyalty to family, nation

Analects

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Deism

Especially popularized in the 18th-cent. Enlightenment under Kant, Voltaire, Paine, Jefferson, and others

unknown

One Creator God who is uninterested in the world. Reason is basis for all knowledge.

Not addressed

Not addressed

None prescribed, although some deists practice prayer.

Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason and similar texts

World Union of Deists

Druze

Al-Darazi in 11th century, Cairo, Egypt. Roots in the Isma'iliyya sect of Shia Islam.

500,000

Universal Intelligence (al-Aql al-Kulli) or Divine Essence (akin to Neoplatonism), of which al-Hakim is believed to be an incarnation.

Live a good life for a favorable reincarnation. Await the re-appearance of al-Hakim (a Fatimid caliph who disappeared in 1021), who will usher in a Golden Age for true believers.

Reincarnation. Heaven is a spiritual existence when one has escaped reincarnation. Hell is distance from God in lifetime after lifetime.

Modest lifestyles, fasting before Eid al-Adha. Beliefs and practices are hidden for protection from persecution. Special group of initiates called uqqal.

Al-Naqd al-Khafi (Copy of the Secret); Al-Juz'al-Awwal (Essence of the First)

Lexicorient

Eckankar

John Paul Twitchell in 1965, Las Vegas.

50-500,000

The Divine Spirit, called "ECK"

"Each of us is Soul, a spark of God sent to this world to gain spiritual experience." Salvation is liberation and God-realization.

Reincarnation. The Soul is eternal by nature and on a spiritual journey. Liberation possible in a single lifetime.

Spiritual Exercises of ECK: mantras, meditation, and dreams. These enable Soul travel and spiritual growth.

Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad and books by Harold Klemp

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Epicureanism

Epicurus in c.300 BC, Athens.

unknown

A deistic sort of polytheism: the gods exist, but take no notice of humans.

Materialism: everything is made of atoms, including gods and the soul.

No afterlife. The soul dissolves when the body dies.

Pursue the highest pleasures (friendship and tranquility) and avoid pain.

Letters and Principal Doctrines of Epicurus

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Falun Gong

Li Hongzhi in 1992 in China

10 million

Countless gods and spiritual beings. Demonic aliens.

The Falun (wheel) is an energy source located in the navel. Goal is spritual transcendence, achieved by practicing Falun Gong.

Not addressed

Five exercises to strengthen the Falun. Cultivation of truthfulness, benevolence and forbearance. Meat eating discouraged.

Zhuan Falun and other writings by Master Li

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Gnosticism

Various teachers including Valentinus, 1st-2nd cents. AD

ancient form extinct; small modern revival groups

The supreme God is unknowable; the creator god is evil and matter is evil.

Humans can return to the spiritual world through secret knowledge of the universe.

Return to the spiritual world.

Asceticism, celibacy

Gnostic scriptures including various Gospels and Acts attributed to apostles.

Gnosis.org

Greek Religion

Variety of religions of ancient Greeks

ancient form extinct

Olympic pantheon (Zeus, etc.) mixed with eastern deities like Isis and Cybele

Human life is subject to the whim of the gods and to Fate; these can be controlled through sacrifice and divination.

Beliefs varied from no afterlife to shadowy existence in the underworld to a paradise-like afterlife (mainly in mystery religions).

Animal sacrifice, harvest offerings, festivals, games, processions, dance, plays, in honor of the gods. Secret initiations and rituals in mystery religions.

Epic poems of Homer and Hesiod.

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Hare Krishna

Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 1966, USA (with roots in 15th-century Hindu movement)

250,000-1 million

Krishna is the Supreme God.

Salvation from this Age of Kali is by a return to Godhead, accomplished through Krishna-Consciousness.

Reincarnation until unite with the Godhead.

Chanting, dancing, evangelism, vegetarianism, temple worship, monastic-style living.

The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is

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Hinduism

Indigenous religion of India as developed to present day.

900 million

One Supreme Reality (Brahman) manifested in many gods and goddesses

Humans are in bondage to ignorance and illusion, but are able to escape. Purpose is to gain release from rebirth, or at least a better rebirth.

Reincarnation until gain enlightenment.

Yoga, meditation, worship (puja), devotion to a god or goddess, pilgrimage to holy cities, live according to one's dharma (purpose/ role).

The Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, etc.

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Islam

Muhammad, 622 AD, Saudi Arabia

1.3 billion (Sunni: 940 million)

One God (Allah in Arabic)

Humans must submit (islam) to the will of God to gain Paradise after death.

Paradise or Hell.

Five Pillars: Faith, Prayer, Alms, Pilgrimage, Fasting. Mosque services on Fridays. Ablutions before prayer. No alcohol or pork. Holidays related to the pilgrimage and fast of Ramadan.

Qur'an (Scripture); Hadith (tradition)

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Jainism

Mahavira, c. 550 BC, eastern India

4 million

The universe is eternal; many gods exist. Gods, humans and all living things are classified in a complex hierarchy.

The soul is uncreated and eternal and can attain perfect divinity. Purpose is to gain liberation from cycle of rebirth, by avoiding all bad karma, especially by causing no harm to any sentient being.

Reincarnation until liberation.

Monasticism under the Five Great Vows (Non-Violence, Truth, Celibacy, Non-Stealing, Non-Possessiveness); worship at temples and at home. Meditation and mantras.

The teachings of Mahavira in various collections.

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Jehovah's Witnesses

Charles Taze Russell, 1879, Pittsburgh

6.5 million

One God, Jehovah. No Trinity - Christ is the first creation of God; the Holy Spirit is a force.

Salvation is through faith in Christ and obeying Jehovah's laws. The End of the World is soon.

Heaven for 144,000 chosen Witnesses, eternity on new earth for other Witnesses. All others annihilated. No hell.

No blood transfusions, no celebration of holidays, no use of crosses or religious images. Baptism, Sunday service at Kingdom Hall, strong emphasis on evangelism.

New World Translation of the Scriptures

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Judaism

The religion of the Hebrews (c. 1300 BC), especially after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.

14 million

One God, Yahweh (YHVH).

Obey God's commandments, live ethically. Focus is more on this life than the next.

Not historically emphasized. Beliefs vary from no afterlife to shadowy existence to the World to Come (similar to heaven).

Circumcision at birth, bar/bat mitzvah at adulthood. Synagogue services on Saturdays. No pork or other non-kosher foods. Holidays related to historical events.

Bible (Tanakh), Talmud

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Mayan Religion

c.250 AD (rise of the Mayan civilization)

Historically, up to 2 million. Some survival today.

Many gods, including Itzamná, Kukulcán, Bolon Tzacab, and Chac

Appease and nourish the gods; determine luckiest dates for various activities.

The soul journeys through dark and threatening underworld; but sacrificial victims and women who die in childbirth go to heaven.

Astronomy, divination, human sacrifice, elaborate burial for royalty, worship in stone pyramid-temples

Dresden, Madrid, and Paris codices; Books of Chilam Balam; Popol Vuh; The Ritual of the Bacabs

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Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Joseph Smith, 1830, New York, USA

12.2 million

God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate individual beings

Humans existed as spirits before this life, salvation is returning to God. Salvation by faith in Christ, good works, ordinances, and evangelism.

All return to spirit world for period of instruction before resurrection. Mormons to heaven with God and families; others rewarded but not with God; hell for those who reject God after death.

Abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea; baptism for the dead; eternal marriage; temple garments under daily clothes; active evangelism.

Christian Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price

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Nation of Islam

Wallace Fard Muhammad, 1930, Detroit, USA


« The letters stand for "Justice, Equality, Freedom, Islam"

Estimates range from 10,000 to 100,000

"One God whose proper name is Allah." Wallace Fard Muhammad became the divine messiah and incarnation of Allah in 1930. The Earth is over 76 trillion years old and all land was once called "Asia."

"The Blackman is the original man" (Message to the Blackman). Live righteously and worship Allah.

Mental resurrection of the righteous. Black people will be mentally resurrected first.

Prayer five times a day. Work for the equality of the African race. Respect laws of the land, don't carry arms, don't make war. Healthy living and abstinence from alcohol, smoking and substance abuse. Modest dress.

Qur'an and "Scriptures of all the Prophets of God" are holy texts. Influential writings include Elijah Muhammad's Message to the Blackman in America (1965)

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New Age

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Annie Besant in the 19th C, Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949), flourished in 1970s and 80s

5 million (very approximate)

The Divine is an impersonal life force that pervades all things

Dawning of a New Age of heightened consciousness and international peace. Individuals can obtain a foretaste of the New Age through spiritual transformation ("Ascension"). More emphasis on the latter now. Evil comes from ignorance.

Reincarnation based on karma

Astrology; mysticism; use of crystals; yoga; tarot readings; holistic medicine; psychic abilities; angelic communications; channeling; amulets; fortune-telling

Works of a variety of New Age writers

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New Thought

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-66) and others, late 19th century, USA.

160,000

Generally monism (all is One), but members might be theists, pantheists or panentheists. God is immanent; the universe is essentially spiritual.

Man is divine, essentially spirit, and has infinite possibility. Mind can control the body. Sin and sickness caused by incorrect thinking. Man can live in oneness with God in love, truth, peace, health, and prosperity.

"Life is eternal in the invisible kingdom of God."

Emphasis on spiritual and mental healing, but without rejection of modern medicine. Worship services; prayer for the sick; discussion of New Thought authors and ideas.

Writings of Quimby (such as the The Quimby Manuscripts) and other New Thought authors

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Rastafari

Teachings of Marcus Garvey (1920s, Jamaica) and coronation of Haile Selassie (1930, Ethiopia)

1 million

God is Jah, who became incarnate in Jesus (who was black) and Haile Selassie.

Humans are temples of Jah. Salvation is primarily in this world and consists of liberation from oppression and return to Africa.

Some Rastas will experience "everliving" (physical immortality). Heaven is a return to Eden, which is in Africa.

Many practices based on Jewish biblical Law. Abstinence from most or all meat, artificial foods, and alcohol. Use of marijuana in religious rituals and for medicine. Wearing of dreadlocks.

Holy Piby (the "Blackman's Bible). The Ethiopian epic Kebra Negast also revered.

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Satanism, LaVeyan

 

The Church of Satan was founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey

The Church of Satan doesn't make membership numbers public

Atheistic and/or agnostic

Nine Satanic Statements

N/A

Rituals, church meetings, questioning authority

The Satanic Bible

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Scientology

L. Ron Hubbard, 1954, California

70,000 or several million, depending on the source

God(s) not specified; reality explained in the Eight Dynamics

Human consists of body, mind and thetan; capable of great things.
Gain spiritual freedom by ridding mind of engrams.

Reincarnation

Auditing, progressing up various levels until "clear". Focus on education and drug recovery programs.

Writings of Hubbard, such as Dianetics and Scientology

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Seventh-day Adventists

Rooted in Millerite movement; founded 1863 in New England; early leaders: Ellen White, Hiram Edson and Joseph Bates

10 million [source]

One God who is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Second Coming of Christ is imminent; salvation is by faith in Christ; emphasis on quality of life both now and in afterlife

A "peaceful pause" after death until the coming of Christ, then resurrection to judgment, followed by eternity in heaven or nonexistence. No hell.

Sabbath observance on Saturdays; healthful lifestyle; baptism by immersion

Christian Bible; later prophets like Ellen White are inspired and authoritative when tested against Scriptures

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Shinto

Indigenous religion of Japan.

3-4 million

Polytheism based on the kami, ancient gods or spirits.

Humans are pure by nature and can keep away evil through purification rituals and attain good things by calling on the kami.

Death is bad and impure. Some humans become kami after death.

Worship and offerings to kami at shrines and at home. Purification rituals.

Important texts are Kojiki or 'Records of Ancient Matters' and Nihon-gi or 'Chronicles of Japan'

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Sikhism

Guru Nanak, c. 1500 AD, Punjab, India.

23 million

One God (Ik Onkar, Nam)

Overcome the self, align life with will of God, and become a "saint soldier," fighting for good.

Reincarnation until resolve karma and merge with God.

Prayer and meditation on God's name, services at temple (gurdwara), turban and five Ks. Balance work, worship, and charity. No monasticism or asceticism.

Adi Granth (Sri Guru Granth Sahib)

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Spiritualism, a.k.a. Spiritism

Modern movement: c.1850, USA, UK, France

11 million

Beliefs vary, but generally based in a Christian worldview.

Body and spirit are separate entities. Morality and contact with spirits affect afterlife.

A spiritual existence with access to the living. Condition depends on morality of life and advancement is possible.

Sunday services. Seances and other communication with departed spirits. Spirit healing.

No authoritative texts. Doctrine learned from spirit guides (advanced departed spirits).


National Spiritualist Association of Churches

Stoicism

Zeno in c.313 BC, Athens.

unknown

Pantheism: the logos pervades the universe.

Purpose is happiness, achieved by virtue, i.e., living reasonably.

Possible continued existence of the Soul, but not a personal existence.

Ethical and philosophical training, self-reflection, careful judgment and inner calm.

Fragments of founders plus later writers like Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius.

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Taoism

Lao-Tzu, c. 550 BC, China.

20 million
(394 million adherents of Chinese religion)

Pantheism - the Tao pervades all. Yin-yang - opposites make up a unity.

Purpose is inner harmony, peace, and longevity. Acheived by living in accordance with the Tao.

Revert back to state of non-being, which is simply the other side of being.

General attitude of detachment and non-struggle, "go with the flow" of the Tao. Tai-chi, acupuncture, and alchemy to help longevity.

Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu

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Unification Church

Sun Myung Moon, 1954, South Korea.

Over 1 million (3 million acc. to official sources)

Monotheism, with the duality of God (esp. masculine and feminine) emphasized. No Trinity doctrine.

Purpose is true love and world peace instead of selfish love. True love and the kingdom of God on earth will be restored by the creation of "true families."

Eternal life in a spirit world.

Blessing Ceremony

The Divine Principle (1954) by Rev. Moon.

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Unitarian Universalism

Formal merger of Unitarians and Universalists in 1961, USA.

800,000

Not specified. Members might believe in one God, many gods, or no God.

Salvation is "spiritual health or wholeness." Members seek "inner and outer peace," insight, health, compassion and strength.

Not specified. Some believe in an afterlife, some do not. Very few believe in hell - "Universalism" indicates the belief that all will be saved.

Ceremonies for marriages, funerals, etc. Church services have elements from various religions. Emphasis on civil rights, social justice, equality and environment. Most UUs are anti-death penalty and pro-gay rights.

Many sacred texts are revered by various members; some none at all. The Bible is the most commonly used text.

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Wicca

Based on ancient pagan beliefs, but modern form founded early 1900s. Founder generally said to be Gerald Gardner.

1-3 million

Polytheism, centered on the Goddess and God, each in various forms; also a belief in a Supreme Being over all

"If it harms none, do what you will."

Reincarnation until reach the Summerland

Prayer, casting a circle, Drawing Down the Moon, reciting spells, dancing, singing, sharing cakes and wine or beer

No sacred text; foundational texts include The Witch Cult in Western Europe and The God of the Witches

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Zoroastrianism

Zoroaster in c.6th cent. BC, Persia. Official religion of ancient Persia. May have influenced Judaism and Vedic religion.

c. 200,000

One God, Ahura Mazda, but a dualistic worldview in which an evil spirit, Angra Mainyu, is almost as powerful.

Humans are free to do good or evil, must choose the side of good.

Judgment followed by heaven or hell. Hell is temporary until final purgation and return to Ahura Mazda.

Good deeds, charity, equality, hard work.

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2013
Note: 1. * Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date. 
       2. ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.
Bold titles are primary holy days of a tradition.

JANUARY 2013

  • 1
    • Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
    • Feast of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
    • Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
    • Holy Name of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • Twelfth Night - Christian
    • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday - Sikh
  • 6
    • Epiphany - Christian
    • Feast of the Theophany - Orthodox Christian
    • Dia de los Reyes - Christian
    • Nativity of Christ - Armenian Orthodox
  • 7
    • Nativity of Christ ** - Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • Twelfth Night - Christian
  • 7
    • Feast of the Nativity ** - Orthodox Christian
  • 13
    • Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian
    • Maghi - Sikh
  • 15
    • World Religion Day - Baha'i
  • 17
    • Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian
  • 18-25
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
  • 19
    • Timkat- Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 20
    • World Religion Day - Baha'i
  • 24
    • Mawlid an Nabi * ** - Islam
  • 25
    • Conversion of Saint Paul - Christian
  • 26
    • Tu BiShvat * - Jewish
  • 27-30
    • Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist

Definitions

FEBRUARY 2013

  • 2
    • Candlemas - Christian
    • Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Anglican Christian
    • Saint Brighid of Kildare - Celtic Christian
    • Imbolc and Sughnassad * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres
  • 3
    • Four Chaplains Sunday- Interfaith
    • Setsubun-sai - Shinto
  • 10
    • Transfiguration Sunday - Christian
    • Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
  • 12
    • Shrove Tuesday - Christian
  • 13
    • Ash Wednesday - Lent begins through March 23  Christian
  • 14
    • Nirvana Day ** - Buddhist
    • Valentine's Day - Christian
  • 15
    • Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu
    • Nirvana ** - Jain
  • 24
    • Purim * - Jewish
    • Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 26 - March 1
    • Intercalary Days * - Baha'i

Definitions

MARCH 2013

  • 2 -20
    • Nineteen Day Fast * - Baha'i
  • 10
    • Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
    • Saint David of Wales - Christian
    • Maha Shivaratri - Hindu
  • 13
    • L. Ron Hubbard birthday - Scientology
  • 17
    • St Patrick's Day - Christian
    • Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
  • 18
    • Clean Monday - Lent begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 19
    • Saint Joseph's Day - Christian
  • 20  Equinox
    • Ostara * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 21
    • Naw Ruz (New Year) * - Baha'i
    • Norouz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
  • 23
    • Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian
  • 24
    • Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
    • Palm Sunday - Christian
  • 25
    • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin - Christian
  • 26-27 *
    • Pesach (Passover) First two days * - Judaism
  • 26
    • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) Zoroastrian
  • 27
    • Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
    • Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian
    • Holi ** - Hindu
  • 28
    • Maundy Thursday - Christian
    • Hola Mohalla - Sikh
    • Birth of Prophet Zarathushtra ** - Zoroastrian
  • 29
    • Good Friday - Christian
  • 31
    • Easter - Christian

Definitions

APRIL 2013

  • 2
    • Pesach  - Last two days * -  Jewish
  • 7
    • Yom HaShoah * - Jewish
  • 11
    • Hindu New Year ** - Hindu
  • 11-20
    • Ramayana ** - Hindu
  • 14
    • Baisakhi - New Year - Sikh
  • 15
    • Yom Ha'Atzmaut* - Jewish
  • 20
    • Ramanavani ** - Hindu
  • 21
    • First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
  • 23
    • St. George Day - Christian
  • 25
    • Hanuman Jayanti ** - Hindu
    • Mahavir Jayanti ** - Jain
  • 25-28
    • Therevadin New Year ** - Buddhist
  • 28
    • Lag B'Omer * - Jewish
  • 29
    • Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

Definitions

MAY 2013

  • 1
    • Beltane and Samhain * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres
  • 2
    • Twelfth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
    • National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith
  • 3
    • Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • Easter/Pascha - Orthodox Christian
  • 9
    • Ascension Day - Christian
  • 15-16
    • Shavuot * - Jewish
  • 19
    • Pentecost (Whit Sunday) - Christian
  • 23
    • Declaration of the Bab * - Baha'i
  • 25
    • Visakha Puja - Buddha Day ** - Buddhist
  • 26
    • Trinity Sunday - Christian
  • 29
    • Ascension of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • 30
    • Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian

Definitions

JUNE 2013

  • 5
    • Lailat al Miraj * ** - Islam
  • 7
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
  • 13
    • Ascension of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
  • 16
    • Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom - Sikh
  • 19
    • New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian
  • 21 Solstice
    • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 23
    • Lailat al Bara'ah * ** - Islam
    • Pentecost - Orthodox Christian
  • 24
    • Lailat al Bara'ah * - Islam
  • 29
    • Saints Peter and Paul - Christian
  • 30
    • All Saints - Orthodox Christian

Definitions

JULY 2013

  • 9
    • Ramadan begins * ** - Islam
    • Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i
  • 11
    • Saint Benedict Day - Christian
  • 13-15
    • Obon ** - Shinto -Buddhist
  • 15
    • Saint Vladimir Day - Christian
  • 16
    • Tish'a B'Av
    • * - Judaism
  • 22
    • Asalhka Puja Day ** - Buddhist
  • 24
    • Pioneer Day - Mormon Christian

Definitions

AUGUST 2013

  • 1
    • Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
    • Lammas - Christian
    • Lughnassad and Imbolc * ** - Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres
  • 3
    • Laylat al Kadr * - Islam
  • 6
    • Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian
  • 8-11
    • Eid al Fitr * ** - Islam
  • 15
    • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
    • Dormition of the Theotokos _ Orthodox Christian
  • 21
    • Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu
  • 28
    • Krisha Janmashtami ** - Hindu
  • 29
    • Beheading of John the Baptist - Christian

Definitions

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • 1
    • Ecclesiastical Year begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 5-6
    • Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish
  • 9
    • Ganesh Chaturthi ** - Hindu
  • 10
    • Paryushana Parva ** - Jain
  • 14
    • Yom Kippur* - Jewish
    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day - Christian
  • 19-25
    • Sukkot* - Jewish
  • 22 Equinox
    • Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Ostara * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 26
    • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish
  • 27
    • Simchat Torah * - Jewish
    • Meskel - Ethiopian Christian
  • 29
    • Michael and All Angels - Christian

OCTOBER 2013

  • 4
    • Saint Francis Day - Catholic Christian
  • 5-13
    • Navaratri ** - Hindu
  • 14
    • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day * ** - Islam
    • Thanksgiving - Canada - Interfaith
    • Dasera ** - Hindu
  • 15-18
    • Eid al Adha * ** - Islam
  • 18
    • Saint Luke - Apostle and Evangelist - Christian
  • 20
    • Birth of the Báb * - Baha'i
    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh
  • 27
    • Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallows Eve - Christian

Definitions

NOVEMBER 2013

  • 1
    • All Saints Day - Christian
    • Samhain and Beltane * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • 1-5
    • Deepavali ** - Hindu
  • 2
    • All Soul's Day - Catholic Christian
  • 3
    • Diwali - Deepavali ** - Hindu - Jain - Sikh
    • Jain New Year ** - Jain
  • 4
    • Hijra -  New Year * ** - Islam
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Bahai
  • 13
    • Ashura * ** - Islam
  • 4
    • Christ the King - Christian
  • 14
    • Winter Lent begins to 12/25 - Orthodox Christian
  • 17
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday - Sikh
  • 21
    • Yule - Christian
  • 24
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom - Sikh
  • 26
    • Day of the Covenant * - Baha'i
  • 28
    • Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha * - Baha'i
    • Thanksgiving - USA - Interfaith
  • 28-Dec 5
    • Hanukkah * - Judaism
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew's Day - Christian

Definitions

DECEMBER 2013

  • 1 through 24
    • Advent (first Sunday) - Christian
  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
  • 8
    • Rohatsu - Bodhi Day ** - Buddhist
    • Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
  • 16-25
    • Posadas Navidenas - Christian
  • 21  Solstice
    • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
    • Yule - Christian
  • 24
    • Christmas Eve - Christian
  • 25
    • Christmas * - Christian
  • 26
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra)** - Zoroastrian
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents - Christian
  • 29
    • Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night - Christian

 

So what's the bottom line? This entire God believing human race has become a totally misled massive religious disaster scattered worldwide as covered in chapter 19 of my book "Message for this Entire Human Race".

And being there is but only one true GOD THE FATHER whom all believers can only seek through our LORD JESUS CHRIST --

Whoever you may be in any part of this world and no matter what you may believe, there is nothing to stop you from just asking God from your heart to lead you in truth because God will answer you. 

Just look as this world today filled with more darkness and evil than our minds can even begin to contemplate while asking yourself what your god has done to correct it or what is the plan of your god is to make things better with also wanting to know how and when it will happen?

My God answers all questions through His words in the holy Bible with proof of these end times according to the signs of the times as written prophecy thousands of years ago; and whatever your decision may be, all it means is the road you will be on through these coming years being either with God's mercy or without; however the destination for both roads lead to these words. . .

"I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. (Isaiah 45:23)-(KJV)

There will be additional parts to Understanding God as He leads. May God have mercy upon you through softening your heart rather than making it hard.

"It seems plain, then, that God chooses on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will harden in their sin.(Romans 9:18)-(KJV) 

 

 

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Thou Shalt Have No Other gods Before Me -- But sadly this world of believers have many gods before God and have no spiritual understanding as to why because shepherds do not teach congregations truth, so says God believers refuse to believe.

Do you consider yourself as one who believes in God? Do you call yourself a Christian which means to follow Christ our Lord with all of your heart, mind, body and soul? Then how can you follow man who God says to put no confidence in? How can you associate yourself with many things that Christ had no part of and call yourself Christian which means to follow only Christ? There is a challenge from God within these words for you to prove all things, and God is always watching those who say that they love Him while expecting actions above those of a sluggard.

http://timesofroubles.webs.com/thoushalthavenoother.htm 

Yet we as His human creation that have been swayed by the prince and power of the air have so many gods before Him that His anger has reached its boiling point; and the times of the end are now upon us all in ways few understand because all they know is what man has taught while ignoring God as not being the author of confusion that reveals His truths to only those who trust in Him and never man.

So what are our uncountable gods of blindness before our only true God?

Anything that is before our creator God are the gods of life before Him. Sports, clubs, hobbies, theaters, Opera, travel, getting ready for that hunting or fishing trip all excited with God totally swept under the rug, TV shows and movies, gossip, counterfeit spirits, animals, history, the universe, islands, cultures, diamonds, precious metals, stock market, politics, celebrities, music, family, dreams, education, work and a million uncountable other things that all serve as part of life without God being front and center and first by always acknowledging Him as God and creator of all things --- because without God there would be nothing including you --- and if He is even there at all in you're life its on the back burner barely simmering alone. You may say just how much you love our Lord in words, but what do you actually do to please Him according to thy word is truth? How much love do you show towards others that pleases God? Most all people of the religions of man have absolutely no genuine love for others which is going totally against the new commandment from Christ our Lord in John 13:34 that says we are to love each other as He has loved us.

With all of the items of interest that were just mentioned which are but few --- there is nothing wrong with them for the most part other than gossip and false spirits, but what is wrong is the fact that they all come as a priority before God.

And the most guilty of all religions are Christians that claim the blood of Christ, salvation, born again and all their righteous words while actually being totally deceived and living in the flesh with a carnal mind because God and their Head to follow is not their lead, but rather man with his doctrines and traditions that make His word of none effect. And to ignore the words of God is the same as ignoring God Himself. 

And just how any individual who says that they believe in the only true God that created the star nursery above with billions of other stars, planets, dimensions and a spirit world that goes so far beyond the human mind to even begin to grasp without always acknowledging Him--seeking only Him--needing Him and knowing we can do nothing without fully abiding in Christ who does only what pleases the Father while desiring a very special and unique close relationship with only Him leaves only one reason that His word tells us all.

The god of this world has deceived this whole world other than God's little flock. Revelation 12:9 and Luke 12:32

And if all would just choose the words of God over the words of man the truth would set them all free from the bondage of Satan and make them all to be over-comers as Christ overcame the god of this world and left us all with an example to follow in His steps.

But we don't follow Christ beyond false words with religious deception---because if all who claim to be Christian which means to be followers of Christ---this world would not be the pathetic disgrace that it has become which is very near the beginning of sorrows with the start of the new world order led by Satan.

 

How any man, woman or child can forget our Father who has created a universe with no ending while being the only true God with no beginning who at this precise second is watching you and knows your every thought and intent of your heart goes far beyond the natural mind for understanding. But the spiritual mind led by God can understand why human beings don't acknowledge, honor nor obey who created them because all the reasons are written within "thy word is truth"---but only those who He has mercy on by what's within their hearts can see His truths because His Spirit leads them in seeking wisdom as silver and hid treasures.     Romans 9:18--Hebrews 4:12-13--Proverbs 2:4-6

Were going to read some words of Paul that are directed to those who digest strong meat who have learned and overcome the god of this world by their actions and not just meaningless words while also pointing out why still many have been deceived.

"But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. [Hebrews 5:14]

And you He hath quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;(He makes alive only those who obey---Hebrews 5:9)

Wherein in times past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince and power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience as written in Ephesians 2:1-2(and most all of this world still walks in total disobedience)

    The invisible psychological cell of Satan has you bound and attached with the words obey locked within your mind by his false spirit of error that's a counterfeit of God's true Spirit which very few actually possess through sacrifice and obedience to God with unwavering faith no matter how lousy their lives may be while knowing that this world is but temporal with eternal rewards to come all based on just how much you have overcome the god of this world in your period of flesh and training to be apart of the government of God for all of eternity. Isaiah 9:6-7

And its the god of this world that puts his spirit of selfishness within you're heart and mind which makes you as nothing to God just as written in 1 Corinthians 13:2; but all religious people worldwide just prefer whatever words of man suit them and give a false security while just not knowing God's truth which is so easy to see---when searched for with you're heart---because only then will God reward you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding being the actual fear of the Lord very few have because only God can give it; and He only gives it to those who earn it.

http://timesofroubles.webs.com/fearofthelord.htm

What the natural mind will say immediately in defense is that they are now saved, forgiven and not disobedient, and even if they were disobedient they have been forgiven, therefore those words are but foolishness unto them directly. 1 Corinthians 2:14 -- But what they don't realize is that they are all very disobedient due to spiritual blindness from the blind leading the blind and the god of this world with his false spirit of error which keeps all believers and people on this earth from seeing, reading or believing any truth directly from God. Matthew 15:14, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 11:4 and 1 John 4:1, 6, Psalms 14:2-3, 53:2-3

There are just to many words of God to write on repentance, examining yourself, forgiveness of past sins and eternal salvation to even write, so I will use but only one verse for you to do with what you choose. 

"And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him. Hebrews 5:9

Now they will say, just who are you to judge? How am I blind and disobedient? And for my reply I simply let the words of God speak because I never judge anyone as I have enough faults and sins of my own to focus on---and because they don't believe what God says just ends our discussion because God tells those who know Him to go from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7

Rather than me writing scriptures that all disobey plus adding their own ways of life that are not written---I will just say that we are to live by every word of God that only those with spiritual minds led by God can understand because every word of God is pure and true as written in Psalms 12:6, 18:30, 33:4, 119:140 and all through the words of our Lord whereas man and his countless religions worldwide with different doctrines traditions and spirits that all associate themselves with is nothing but confusion causing division in all believers because man is covered with shame as written in Jeremiah 3:25

Spiritual blindness is of the first god before our only true God followed by life and everything within it.

 

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU WITH GOD AS WITNESS

The fact is this; Churches of today are nothing but financial institutions that are professional brain-washers, and yours has been washed well and then spin dried so well that you don't even hear these words; and before you get angry I would like to offer you a challenge. Are not we to live by every word of God? Are we not to prove all things?

To tithe in churches of today is 100% against scripture because to worship God in spirit and truth does not require these massive hundred thousand and million dollar buildings called churches along with false teachers who only want you're love offerings. And to say, well how can we have any church at all without tithing is like saying I have no faith.

Do you think God needed a mortgage loan to create eternity with a 2nd loan for the super God glue to hold it all in place? Do you know what faith is? You better because without it the fiery furnaces are going to be so hot that death will be as torture, and the beginning of sorrows grows closer each day upon a world of religious deception that is in no way spiritually prepared to face with endurance what's going to happen to them all.

Every want and every action of religious individuals today is opposite of what God directs via His words in the Holy Bible.

When you pay tithes, your paying the workers of Satan. And for any blind shepherd to prove in the new testament that you are to pay 10% or any tithe cannot be done because God's words of truth are not confusion cannot be found---yet the blind and the greedy shepherds will try and manipulate your minds so that you believe their words rather than the words of God.

However, with the love of God within our hearts we are to give, but to those in need. So walk to a soup kitchen, or friends in need, of any jobless and homeless and do what would please God --- but giving to the buildings of man is wrong because the only true church of God is the group or assembly that follows only their head Jesus Christ and never man.

How many of you, if you were to ask to view your churches books just too see exactly where the money goes would be granted you're request with a smile and no questions asked? We live in a world of mass corruption, and God says trust no man. Would you're church leaders be more than happy to show you all the financial records of the church through as much time as needed in love and answering all of you're questions?

We are to live by every word of God, so I also challenge you to find where Christ who we are to follow took part in any of the holidays of man that are all of pagan origin. Again it can't be done. But plenty of man made unwritten by God excuses why the pagan ways are okay can be written in blindness according to the deceived psychologically controlled minds of man.  

God says to love you're neighbor as yourself. He also says; Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. And again; Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Blessed are the merciful. Galatians 5:14 Philippians 2:4 Psalms 41:1 Matthew 5:7

If you were to have the love of Christ and be merciful to those in need, God would be very pleased. But instead church people that are having a hard time give all their money to the churches that waste it rather than helping the needy. They will tell you of the church missionary work, but when you find that costs are but pennies on the dollar while just examining your own self as God sees you---you will find that you never do anything directly for Him as His words instruct and command---but rather all of you're gods before Him through blindness because you trust in man---and He tells you to trust only in Him with no confidence in man just as written in Psalms 118:8

God is trying to tell you, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not her plagues. Revelation 18:4  (Her is the church)

There is light, and there is darkness. There is truth, and there are lies. There is the Spirit and spirit that can come in two ways. Truth earned from God or lies freely delivered by the father of lies..

The only way that you can be sure of the difference is to follow God's instructions in Proverbs Chapter two.

"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh forward things: Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;" Proverbs 2:1-13

Only a true man of God will feel the depths of those words!

Of the over seven billion people on earth near half believe in God; So just think what this world would be like if over 3 billion people lived for God in His ways with Him as their life's priority?

Everything would always be in perfect order with the laws of love strictly enforced, and the time is growing near when this world will be no more as it is under the very pathetic the rule of man, but only peace, joy and the love of God with no more of the evils of man that have brought great destruction with death and sorrows ever since the beginning.

I am searching for like minded brothers and men who God has drawn for His unique purposes. It is only men of God that have the same spiritual desires. It is only men of God that look to Him in faith with patience no matter how poorly their own lives in the flesh with needs may be; and that's because it is their spiritual wisdom and knowledge with understanding that keeps them going and always moving forward.
 
 
 
Do you remember when Elijah asked a woman for a cake?
 
And she said; as the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a curse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die. And Elijah said unto her, fear not; go and do as thou has said: but make me thereof a little cake first; And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the curse of oil fail.   1 Kings 17
 
What you just read about Elijah was a lesson on faith you will need for whats coming tomorrow with these following words for today---"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. Proverbs 21:13
 
Proverbs 1:28 and Lamentations 3:8, 43-44 are for tomorrow when you will not be heard.
 
Yet even with God's Book of instructions, the last to follow them are the religious people of today because I have been poor and crying out for over six years now to the coldest uncaring people on this planet who say how much love they have for Jesus Christ when they know Him not according to His own words believers do not believe, and the day will come when all hear His words. . .
 
"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46
 
How is you're faith? How strong is it? What are you're expectations? Mine are in believing His every word as our author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him as written in Hebrews 5:9

"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; because I go unto my father. John 14:12
 
 
 
Our Lord is only truth, therefore greater works shall I do, and I need brothers of the same mind, for many in times past have done many great works, and now at this time near the end with a world of near seven billion in darkness with massive world destruction coming through the years ahead; therefore God has those chosen to do mighty works which Glorify Him on a worldwide basis.
 
 
 
My hearts intent that God sees is to do what pleases Him with even greater works than our Lord Jesus Christ because He said that those who believe on Him would, and we are to never question God---but just live on faith---which is all that I have to live on while always forgiving such a religious world of very cruel people with their only actions in total silence that God sees or by their loving words through false lips that God knows by their hearts intent that's completely empty.
 
TIME WILL RUN OUT
ARE YOU PREPARED?
 
 
We are near the beginning or sorrows for a completely unprepared world of believers who have only the spirit of man without God's Holy Spirit, therefore will not have His mercy in the great tribulation.
 
"Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Psalms 33:18-19
 
http://timesofroubles.webs.com/mywritingsforgod.htm 
http://timesofroubles.webs.com/fearofthelord.htm 
http://timesofroubles.webs.com/timemachine.htm 
http://timeoftroubles.webs.com/onlyonewayoflife.htm 
http://timeoftroubles.webs.com/mytestimonyforgod.htm
 

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My life in the Philippines as an American

 

Life as an American in the Philippines through the Past Six Years with zero steady income; and what my wife being 18 years younger has endured through love with faith in God. http://godsunknownmessenger.webs.com/my-life-in-the-philippines


There was a time when I had a life allowing me to have much in ways of a fine home on nearly 4 acres, in ground pool, repair and paint shop, much tools, equipment, muscle cars, pickups, 5th  wheel camper and much more being as a highwayman welder/millwright from job to job nationwide including Iraq and Kuwait with only one object always missing from my life called purpose; and it was because as a child I had no parents as meant to be leaving zero upbringing in human education, responsibilities, religions or just the ways of life, and what begins our life from birth can and will follow most through decades leaving a trail of ignorance with foolish mistakes in every direction, and for many it was all because there was no preparation or lead in their mind towards what life really is; therefore my entry was through being totally unprepared without knowledge -- and when our new life as an adult begins through being married at 21 to a woman with three children freshly divorced while still being mentally unstable, only thirty years of hardship filled with unhappiness and incomplete marriage was the result even though much of my spare time through over a decade was spent reading the Bible with wanting to know more about God, this world and the human race.


That was my first life being over five decades followed by God’s plan bringing me into another life with only Him as my teacher.


In December 2006 I landed in the Philippines via one way ticket from Chicago with just over a thousand dollars to begin a new life in ways I had zero knowledge of, but for a purpose that I would slowly learn through the following years leading me to this day 9/16/2013.


So how does God teach those uneducated in reality and spiritual truth? He shapes and molds them individually being the potter along with chastisements as a loving Father being the only way in teaching truth as those chosen become a living sacrifice for God while enduring everything they suffer through faith because they know God has a purpose that He will reveal in His time.


When I met Mylene in person she was 33, still untouched being a pure virgin, full of strong faith in God with no vices in any way and a preschool teacher at a Southern Baptist Church with her full life past being one of extreme poverty which made her into a faith filled fighter for survival and gains through life; and because of her faith and caring heart for others, she was a young woman who was unknowingly being directed by God when we first met online followed by meeting in person early morning at the port of Dumaguete when my Ferry arrived from Manila on March 21st 2007.


Because we had been in contact online for almost two months she knew well that I was a man who had nothing to offer her with zero income, drank a lot of beer, smoked cigarettes and had many vices, yet she just accepted me for whom I was because the only thing about me she was sure of was the fact that God was planted deep within my heart; therefore our beginning was in one room she had rented for us in a shack with no water, no ceilings, no glass windows and just a roof with our bamboo bed with a piece of foam she had bought on credit for our mattress in one very tiny room; and the monthly cost was 700 peso plus electricity for a light bulb and my laptop with no Internet, so about $13 dollars being not easy to pay.


In six days from when we met was Mylene’s birthday on March 27, and being I was already broke and had nothing, I took my ring with a bit of gold and small diamond to a pawn shop and got 5000 peso being about $100 dollars; and that was my only means of income over six years ago.


From the first day when we met our life together has been a constant struggle in so many ways that a book would be required to fit all the details; so for this writing I will just try briefly as possible share how God has been preparing me for these end times coming upon all humanity through almost seven years of being completely alone regarding God's truth through His Spiritual direction other than my wife meaning no deep spiritual conversations on human destiny.


When we met Mylene left her job which paid about 1500 peso or $30 per month because we both felt that us living together and not yet married was not biblical, we wanted to be married, but just had no funds placing us in the wait, so she continued doing tutorials where we lived while I was in a mental and spiritual struggle because there was just no work, no life and absolutely nothing to do other than a nearby Internet café which cost 20 peso an hour or about 40 cents; and by God’s grace my uncle Bill now in his 80’s began to help us with small amounts allowing us to move out of where we lived into a small rental home in Bacong at the cost of 1500 per month or about $30 plus electric that stayed near 1000 peso; and that was our beginning in what we called our own home being as a shoe-box in size with a hollow block wall right behind and homes almost on top of us with no room or privacy, yet we were happy with thanks to God because it was so much more than what we had.


At that point Mylene was still doing tutorials and I had found some mechanical work to do for a Frenchman on his transportation and motor bikes, and on some good days I could earn as much as ten dollars, but because of many health reasons along with an old head injury that took a small portion of my brain, half days in the hot sun for $5 was my average.


Another good part of Bacong was my constant use of the Internet where I would copy much from religious writings while also putting out resumes worldwide with at least 700 requests through KBR alone because I wanted back into Iraq, Afghanistan or just anywhere on this planet doing any kind of work at all, and by August 2007 I became so desperate to earn that I was willing to go back to the USA, but had no funds, owed much on my passport visa along with a long time circle of problems with the US  embassy proving just how worthless they really are, so even with help from my uncle in sending a thousand dollars, going to the embassy in Manila while having to wait in a hotel all for nothing but a return to Bacong near broke again and being right back to where I was -- but with two good items Mylene and I had never before owned being a 13 inch TV and a very small refrigerator because ub [Uncle Bill] helped us.


When February 2008 arrived, with thanks to Uncle Bill again, we were able to move being walking distance to a home for 2000 peso or $40 a month.

 

http://timesofroubles.webs.com/ourhome.htm


And on the first day in our home while still moving through legs and back use along with some help, Mylene got a text from DepEd regarding the promo teaching she had done back in the fall, and she was hired as a grade school teacher being one of the best jobs for security here in the Philippines; however it took almost a year before she even received her first pay; therefore we lived on much credit as always for fish, rice, instant coffee, basic needs and even credit at the Internet café where I studied God’s truth, wrote to brethren, sisters and religious organizations while still sending resumes all over this world along with what local mechanical work I could do including looking for any work with none to be found, especially for a foreigner when many Filipino's had no work.


During 2008 I set aside days to just read non stop such as the150 chapters in Psalms while always traveling all through the words of our Lord seeking truth with understanding; and without fail for almost seven years now, Mylene and I would always pray for God’s help while knowing that without Him we were nothing, and at one time I was hired for a position in the Caribbean by the owner of an equipment repair shop who sent us $500 as a gift and was willing to pay my transportation, visa costs and more . . . but God just put a stop to it because where I was with all our difficult circumstances in life is where He wanted me to be in order to learn genuine faith with depending on only Him; and in November I wanted so badly to be closer to God that I just walked away from beer and 38 years of smoking to never return or even miss them lung killers along with one full year of no beer.


When January 2009 came, so did a box weighing 100lbs sent by my uncle Bill; and it was full of miscellaneous  tools, nuts, bolts, screws of many kinds, hinges, tapes, a drill with bits and just all sorts of whatever needed for basic home and mechanical repairs, and to this day I still have some items left while never forgetting just how kind ub was from his heart with his intent proven.


When Mylene finally did get paid, we owed so much that it was gone before she got it, but because Mylene was now in the system she could get teacher loans that were automatically deducted from her monthly pay; and with her first loan she was able to buy a 150 Kawasaki Furry being her means of transportation to work rain or shine along with a used computer and the cost of smart wireless Internet at $20 per month so I could finally get online to write and study without having to walk to the Internet cafe and time on credit.


Within days after the purchase she became filled with so much pain that one of our neighbors was kind enough to drive us to Dumaguete where Mylene had to be put into a hospital because of UTI; and I stayed right there with her for almost a week, and just as always my Bible was with me in ways I could not be without it ever since 1994, and because we had no funds to pay, I was depending on God to help us, and God did, but not through any of the religions of man where I had been seeking any help at all no matter how small since January of 2007 with none ever coming, but through aidpage a man loving God and others sent what we needed being about $300 to pay the hospital, doctor and medications with some left over for food.


Because of our rough start in the spring of 2009, the entire year was just a daily fight with uncountable hard times I will not even detail, but as time passed Mylene was able to get another loan for a lot next door being the start of our dream home; and in March 2010 when our funds were gone, Sonja Callarman shared her love through faith by sending us a thousand plus dollars being enough to continue the building of our home; and its God working through others because kind and genuine caring hearts please Him very much.


http://timeoftrouble.webs.com/ourhome.htm


In August of 2010 when we were finally able to move into our unfinished dream home, we still had no water or electricity, and our neighbor for over two years that sold us the lot would not even let us run an extension cord or water hose from his home; and they have always sang christian music loud every Sunday morning all the years we were next to them just as religious hypocrites knowing not God who is love; and our previous landlady became so cruel in words to Mylene for no reason that when she came to me, she just broke down and cried out to God with tears asking that He punish that evil woman – and within a week she had a stroke and never bothered us again.

 

At this time there was another blessing from God being funds greatly needed coming from Churinga being a good man and the administrator of I Am Christian website in experience project; [http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Am-Christian/11525] but when Satan turned his mind against me, help from him stopped and I became an author of the devil whom he has only falsely judged and scorned to this day with absolutely no care, no love, no kindness and zero knowledge of God according to God’s own words he refuses to believe while teaching all his own beliefs through his own human spirit rather than God’s Spirit of truth as written in 1 Corinthians 2; and I never judge or argue because people know not what they do; therefore I only believe what God says and never man.


When December came, Mylene got another loan so that we could go and visit her parents in another part of the Philippines; and just to see the way they have always lived was a heart-breaker giving me more great thanks to God for whatever we did have as little as it may have been.

 

http://ttimesoftroubles.webs.com/familyinphilippines.htm


2011 was a continuation of prior years as we prayed always, kept our faith, lived much on credit because of all her loan deductions leaving less than $100 per month with little to eat and just knew God had a purpose; yet when fall came we were hit hard with another blow that was not easy to deal with because once again Mylene had to go into the hospital, but this time she had double pneumonia with the cause being her weak heart under 40 years of age while also being a very small woman; and once again I stayed with her the whole time night and day just as before, and in the same way we had just no way to pay her medical bill, so she had to get another loan, and did it from her hospital bed via text with the loan officer coming to her; and as hard of a blow that was because it hit us so hard, we still kept our faith in God Almighty because we just knew better things would come, but in God's time and not ours.


When she was released, we walked across the street and just sat in the park to talk; and Mylene said through tears that she really thinks she is going to just die because of our life with nothing right and her health with everything wrong; and within a couple of days I got these following words from someone I had met online; and I will hear that small voice after the 31/2 years being the beginning of sorrows in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 to direct me prior to great tribulation because I have almost no true brethren led by love from the Father in this misled civilization.


http://ttimesoftroubles.webs.com/messagetomefromgod.htm


Now you can take those words any way that you please because they were not written for you; however spiritually speaking they have a great meaning to me because a stranger spoke words he had no way of knowing regarding my life.


Shortly after in October 2011, 39000 peso [$400] came from the same man that sent those words you just read; and at the time we had near nothing because all borrowed was used to pay medical expense plus the fare for her mother and father coming to stay with us so they could be a help with Mylene’s physical condition not only through their efforts with hands knowing how to ease pain, but much very strong prayer from Joshua her father who has always been a very strong man in religion while not believing in pagan ways or holidays worldwide; and because Mylene was suspended from work with no pay until the doctors released her; and our home was so small that her mom and dad slept outside under the front leaf roofing where I put up bamboo matting [amakan]  for walls leaving them a bamboo bed without even a pad as their home for the next two months, but they were happy just to be with us because they have never had much more through their 80 years of life.


When November of 2011 came, God made a major move in our life through a non-religious man, but a believer in his 70's who cares about others through far more than words alone; and what he did was a money transfer into Mylene's  bank account being over 300,000 peso; and it was our greatest blessing since the day we met, so we used some money to pay off a 100,000 loan, buy a new computer rather than our used one that had only 1 percent free space and many other problems, a 1998 KIA, our first clothes cabinet, home upgrades along with some needs of her parents.


When December came there was a major typhoon bringing floods which left many homeless, and right away I thought of a couple with two daughters in a nearby very low area next to the river; and even though our funds were near gone, we gave them 5000 peso so they could buy the needed bamboo for a home on higher ground, plus many more helps making it closer to 10,000 peso while never seeing them again unless we have more money to give; and this man is over flowing with lips praising God always being as many religious people God describes.


On December 23th I was enjoying a beer by myself as always when some man walked in reminding me of ZZ Top, so even though I was about to leave I decided to just exchange a few words with him because he seemed the friendly type; through our conversation we got on the subject of work, what we do and our experience, then he said I will give you an email where you can send your resume to a company that pays well.


When I got home I did just that, and one week later I got a call on my cell phone from Robbie, the man over all equipment saying that the company could use me, so near the end of January I was emailed a plane ticket to Manila.

As it turns out I was hired by QED as a mechanical supervisor with pay being 300,000 peso a month with room and board, transportation flights and all expenses; now prior I would get a 1000 peso loan at 20 percent interest that could take two months to repay, and a thousand peso is only about $20; therefore 300,000 per month turns a poor man into a millionaire in less than six months when living conservatively.

 

http://www.qedrill.com/


This link below shows where money earned can go towards caring about others along with much truths from God regarding love never taught in the religions of man worldwide; and the subject has been deeply written about using scripture all through my hundreds of writings.


http://ttimesofttrouble.webs.com/howtogaingodsmercy.htm


With what I have shared including links, much has been said regarding me and my wife with God as our only source for inner peace through these past years because to this day we barely get by while still getting our electricity via wires from the sellers home; and that is because Barangay captains here in the Philippines being as local politicians for their areas have well proved that they can do nothing but word promises with zero action and absolutely no care or effort because after purchasing our lot with storage building made into our home in May of 2012, we still need our own power; and Noreco the power company is no better than Barangay captains because they just ignore needs of even elementary school teachers; therefore we need our own generator with a cost of 16,000 peso or about $500.


We have never owned a vacuum cleaner, wheelbarrow, lawnmower, good hand tools for mechanical work nor to much of anything else including the twenty dollars required for just taking my wife who I love very much out to dinner one a week, and if I had a small air compressor I could at least paint vehicles for a small income, and if I actually had a small truck filled with misc tools and supplies like I had in America along with a pressure washer, I could earn a small income while also just helping some others in great need having problems with water, electricity, roof leaks and other problems.


The whole point of my life is gaining a direct understanding from God through seeing what Paul suffered, Job and all men of God while knowing the same could very well happen to me during the sorrows coming upon this entire human race; and my book published a year ago no one yet buys has information all need to know.

 


 

http://www.authorsden.com/jeffcallarman


Aside from just the hardship of being without money just as billions of others, when I have to see all the pain my wife still must endure very often through her eyes that reveal just how much she greatly suffers all through her tiny body, she will ask me to pray or I will just make the move myself because we both know that when heartfelt prayers are made while reminding God of His own promises of love and concern that He will answer; and many times God has taken away the suffering of my wife while teaching me the value of true faith with obedience through a proper hearts intent that cannot lie as so many lips do when nothing can be hid from God.


What all people need to know is that when the worst timesoftrouble that have ever been come upon this entire human race with no food, no water, chaos and death everywhere, only God can be ones supplier.


“The Lord watches over those who obey him,
    those who trust in his constant love.
He saves them from death;
    he keeps them alive in times of famine. (Psalms 33:18-19)

 


 

It’s only those whom can listen to only God while disassociating themselves from the ways of man in this completely misled human race. . .


“If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard. (Proverbs 21:13)

 


 

Because what you do for others is exactly what God is going to do for you in these coming hard times on this entire human race..

 

About me   http://about.me/timesoftrouble

 


 

Hundreds of Writings   http://timesofroubles.webs.com/mywritingsforgod.htm 


http://facebook.com/jeff.callarman


Mylene  - https://www.facebook.com/mmsunio


Email jeffcallarman@ymail.com 

 



 

 

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