The following presentation of Xrayzr Revelations is a discussion of the "whirled" of politics— those who don't seem to know what they believe, or which way is up— and what you can do about it . . .
(this Presentation was written before the 2012 U.S. election)
The Return of the "Whirled" of Politics to an Upright Position.. . . . by GOD
. . .These that have turned the World upside down [right side up] are come here also. Acts 17:6
17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must essentially have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
17:4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the World upside down are come here also
We all live in a "Bubble World"
All discussion of living in a "bubble world" must be expanded to distinguish between GOD's unlimited creations and self-limited human creations. GOD created the spherical, globular (glob-ular) bubble shape as the original form of containment for most life forms. The entire planet Earth is essentially a vast collection of nested spheres of varying composition.
The multilayered, stratified "crust" is called the lithosphere—or stone sphere. It is presumed to be as "thin" as the skin of an apple in comparison to what it surrounds. Above that are components of the hydrosphere (liquid water), the cryosphere (frozen water), and the atmosphere—the invisible gaseous bubble of air we breathe consisting of about 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% Argon, and varying amounts of visible water vapor (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).The upper atmosphere is usually called the stratosphere because of the layering of different temperature zones.
Whether or not the "thin" lithosphere surrounds a vast semi-solid molten interior of varying segregated elemental compositions, or whether the planet Earth has a hollowed, or "hallowed" center surrounding a solid , moon-like central "core" will be discussed in further publications. But the point is—all humans, and all air breathing creatures live inside a GOD-made bubble which is required for ongoing life and protection from outside destructive forces.
GOD has surrounded Himself with innumerable angels of every imaginable variety, who form a "hallowed" arena in which He sometimes speaks to them through the singular personality known as His "Angel Presence", the Angel of the LORD. GOD does not cause Himself to be "hallowed" for the purpose of excluding everyone "outside" from entering His realm of existence. He will eventually welcome all humans who have ever been born alive (and those who may have died during the process of being born), after they have accepted the opportunity be "born again" of the Spirit—a transformation from mortal flesh and blood existence into immortal spirit existence.
3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of GOD.
3:4 Nicodemus says unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water [amniotic fluid—the "breaking of water"] and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.
3:8 The wind blows where it "decides", and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit [born again].
Out of all humans who have lived on Earth since Adam and Eve were created, that "second birth" has only been experienced by Yahshua, the Messiah. No other human will experience the scriptural form of "second birth" until innumerable humans begin to be transformed at the return of Yahshua, the Messiah who will receive power from GOD to empower others to manifest themselves in any form of authorized embodiment—whether flesh and bone versions of their former human appearance, as he did shortly after his resurrection; or, if desired, being as invisible and non-material as the "wind".
Each of us, presumably, has a brain which is encased in a bone "bubble", or "shell-casing" we call a skull. Our brain is designed to interact with the outside World—to be fully aware of as much of the human World as possible. It is not GOD's intent that we encase our minds in a religious bubble that excludes, or repels all outsiders.
Anyone who bases his religious approach to the World on the assumption that GOD prefers, or even commands his followers to isolate themselves in order to keep themselves "pure" and apart from the "unclean" or "unrighteous" in the World, has no understanding of why the generation of the nation of Israel that experienced the Exodus were confined to an isolated prison camp in the "wilderness" of Kadesh Barnea for almost forty years and given only "bread" (manna) and water until all of the older generation experienced the death penalty they deserved as punishment for rejecting GOD's plan for them as administrated by His Angel, the Lord God of Israel. Kadesh was not exactly a desert, especially with the continual streaming water supply throughout the encampment miraculously provided by the Lord—read Numbers, chapter 20.
2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the Lord swore unto them.
2:15 For indeed the hand of the Lord was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
There would have been no reason for later generations of Israel to be subject to the severe prison camp rules and regulations designed exclusively for the Exodus generation if any of the succeeding generations of Israel had ever wholeheartedly accepted the original Ten Commandment Covenant and obeyed the Holy Day statutes that could have made them a shining example of blessed freedom to the "worlds" of isolated, yet warring devil-worshiping villages, instead of continuing to be a nation that needed isolation and undeserved protection by, and from the Angel of the LORD.
Every genetically living cell in our bodies is a GOD-made bubble of life, each one able to protect its own identity, provide a protected environment for its own personal work, yet, generally interact with and co-operate peacefully with all of the other living cells, or bubbles, around it. That primary principle of life enables every individual DNA-based creature to survive, while allowing all around it to survive without interference. GOD-made bubbles do not exclude personal freedom or resist interaction with nearby cells. Regrettably, human governments rarely, if ever, appreciate the principles of co-operative interaction that are seen within the components of every body that works efficiently.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:14-31
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:17 If the whole body was an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole was hearing, where would the smelling be?
12:18 But now has GOD set the members, every one of them, in the body, as it has pleased Him.
12:19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
12:22 No, much more those members of the body which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.
12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our "indecent" parts have more abundant "loveliness"—[or maybe not].
12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but GOD has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked.
12:25 That there should be no division in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
12:26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27 Now you are the "Body" of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28 And GOD has set some in the Church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with "tongues" [not the gibberish some think all Christians must speak to prove they have received the Holy Spirit]? Do all interpret ["foreign" language "unknown" to the audience]?
12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way
1 CORINTIANS 13:1-13 (In the KJV, the word translated as "charity", could also be translated as "love".)
13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [love], I am nothing.
13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity [love], it profits me nothing.
13:4 Charity [love] suffers long, and is kind; charity [love] envies not; charity [love] vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
13:5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
13:6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
13:7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
13:8 Charity [love] never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
13:10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13:13 And now abides faith, hope, charity [love], these three; but the greatest of these is charity [love].
The Grating-est Show on Earth
Sadly, the leaders and would-be leaders of a certain U.S. political party have become like circus "barkers" trying to attract an audience to their three-ring (or five ring) political circus show. Their "platform" has become like the tiny stool that the pitiable real circus elephant has to sit on while trumpeting its accomplishment. The surreal "reality" has become a metaphorical political "elephant" stepping in its own self-produced stool trumpeting the latest versions of its "accomplishments" of creating hot steaming barriers to progress.
But perchance ye thinks I doth protest too much. Please continue reading this presentation to the end and then give me a second opinion. Thank you.
Some of you may remember the experience, during the mid-1960's, of watching and listening to the first animated robotic mannequin designed to portray the Republican President Abraham Lincoln speaking to an audience. Perhaps that inspired someone as a child to one day portray himself as a "President" entertaining those wealthy enough to buy tickets to visit a "fantasy world" for a day in which they could entertain themselves with a robotic performance of a "President" parroting words without any sense of what they mean.
We live in a GOD-made bubble or cranium that is a literal "bone head" in which our brain lives, but with openings or orifices through which information can enter and be transmitted outward. Living exclusively in one's own "bone head" and being inept at interacting with the real World outside, is similar to being a "slow-witted" turtle devoted to external protection for itself rather than ability to out-smart and out-maneuver predators.
When one rejects the possibility of living harmoniously with, or at least refraining from provoking potential enemies, one may have to settle for congregating with other turtles who are pulling their heads into their own inner worlds so they can pretend it is safe inside their "body armor"—but that form of defense completely restricts one's ability to make any forward progress.
Go ye into all the World
Throughout most of my adult life I've been "accused" of, or teased about sitting in "my own little world" (my home office ) where I've been able to learn a lot about almost everything by reading, using the Internet since it became available, and thinking about almost everything, while tending to the growth of my own fresh raw ideas, and avoiding most arguments "in person" with others about their half-baked, over-baked, or frozen ideas.
The plans I've had for the last half of my life for finally revealing what's been "brewing" in my brain all of my life, have changed considerably over the past year. Those of you who discovered Xrayzr Revelations soon after it was "launched" on November 11, 2011 may have wondered if you were the only one reading it because there has been no visible, or invisible marketing effort in evidence.
But amazingly, the presentations created in "my own little world", as it is called by others, have become available to much of the real World—at least those areas relatively free from the oppression of censoring governments—civil or religious. Some who do have free access to the internet in the United States of America might as well be living in a zone of censorship because they allow certain ill-advised religionists to restrain their freedom to read and judge for themselves.
The following is a list of some of the World's countries in which individuals—who are unidentifiable to me—have been able to discover Xrayzr Revelations, primarily because of the excellent search services of Google, and the extensive "hosting" capabilities of 1&1 which can almost instantaneously serve the webpages requested even into countries most "Americans" have never heard of, and won't, unless "American leaders" turn one of them into a war zone under the bloody cloak of "self-defense"—maybe not even then.
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia,
and the United States
This list of countries reveals nothing about any "visitor's" opinion of what was read; whether it was read in American English, or mechanically translated into another language; or whether it was read with an attitude of attraction or hostility.
The important factor is that it has become possible—thanks to the brilliant efforts of countless computer wizards—for someone "living in his own little world" to reach into the real World to such an extent and influence others to begin working toward peaceful co-existence at virtually no significant monetary cost.
But many who consider themselves qualified to be World leaders prefer to "lead the World from behind", goading other nations with the red-hot poker of war, or sanctioned deprivation if they choose, or are obligated to follow leaders who live where they live.
If you have to "toot your own horn"—you've "blown" it
6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in Heaven.
6:2 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:3 But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:
6:4 That your alms may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly, Himself.
The rebuilding of the megalithic Jerusalem Temple begun by "King" Herod approached completion during Yahshua's ministry between 27-30 A.D. It attracted wealthy Jewish visitors from areas and nations surrounding Israel, such as Alexandria in Egypt, and the areas in which the Babylonian Captivity had evolved. Those "Jews" who were able to afford frequent trips to Jerusalem to witness and participate in the annual Holy Day festivities, brought large gifts of money to the Temple to honor GOD, much as the wealthy "wise men" from the area of old Babylon brought large gifts of gold and other valuable items to honor the one they knew would become the Messiah.
The controllers of the wealth being brought to the Temple paid themselves very well to oversee its use and distribution. But they also made sure that their "pay-back" of tithes on the excessive administrative fees they paid to themselves was witnessed by the common folk, lest there be any doubt about their "scrupulous honesty". It is said they even had large, gold-plated trumpet-shaped funnels into which "worshipers" could throw coins and gold causing it to sound like someone hit the jackpot in a casino. Of course, it was they who were in charge of emptying the "jackpots".
They magnified the audio and visual impact of their own contributions hoping to receive the applause of those who may have assumed that the more one gives, the more one deserves to receive praise and honor for being so generous. But that is not true—at least by GOD's standards.
But the worst effect of their selfish concern with their edifice complex was that they were willing to "screw" their mothers out of financial aid so they could add yet another layer of lavish decoration on the Temple they had "idolized"—not in the sense of worshiping the Temple with respect—but using the Temple as a grandiose "idol" which they could control for their own benefit.
7:9 And he [Yahshua] said unto them [those Pharisees and Scribes who were hostile toward him], Full well you reject the commandment of GOD, that you may keep your own tradition.
7:10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoso curses father or mother, let him die the death:
7:11 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever you might be profited by me; he shall be free.
7:12 And you allow him no more to do anything for his father or his mother;
7:13 Making the word of GOD of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered; and many such like things do you.
GOD, of course, does not live in any Temple or Church made by human hands. Neither does His Angel personification, the Angel of the LORD who lives in Heaven, the supernatural sphere around the Earth which is as invisible to humans as GOD is.
1 KINGS 8:26-30
8:26 And now, O God of Israel, let your word, I pray you, be verified, which you spoke unto your servant David my father.
8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the Earth? Behold, the heaven and Heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this House that I have built?
8:28 Yet have you favor unto the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which your servant prays before you today:
8:29 That your eyes may be open toward this House night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, My name shall be there: that you may hearken unto the prayer which your servant shall make toward this place.
8:30 And hearken you to the supplication of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear you in Heaven your dwelling place: and when you hear, forgive.
2 CHRONICLES 2:6
2:6 But who is able to build him a House, seeing the heaven and Heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a House, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, "To the Unknown God". Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you.
17:24 GOD that made the World and all things therein, seeing that He is LORD of Heaven and Earth, dwells not in temples made with hands;
17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the Earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
17:27 That they should seek the LORD, if lest by any means they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.
All material "atomic" things on, in, and around Earth are actually manifestations of GOD's Spirit, as is everything in the realm of Heaven, the power of GOD is defined by His unlimited ability to manipulate any and all interactions between "supernatural" and "natural" phenomenon which He has designed for His own purposes—usually for His own "pleasure" (which is "instinctive", or involuntary only to His Angel—not Himself), or to enable someone else's progression toward knowledge, wisdom, and access to the Center of all knowledge and wisdom.
4:10 The four and twenty Elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.
During the short ministry of Yahshua, the controllers of the Temple were more focused on enforcing submission to their own ever-growing library of unnecessary laws, while they neglected enforcing GOD's basic Ten Commandments in their own lives. Rather than earning what they took as "wages" by teaching the value of the Ten Commandments, they preferred the sense of power they could derive from over-controlling everyone else's lives but their own. They had very long lists of "screw-ples" for others—and a very short list of scruples for themselves.
The Lord hates the practice of pretending to provide fair and balanced evaluations, while obviously being incapable of discerning what is fair and balanced, or deliberately tricking the naïve into believing that they have heard an even-handed presentation of truth when it is actually an under-handed effort to control them.
The claim that payment of an averaged 14% Federal tax rate on a "taxable income" out of many millions of dollars (each million being a thousand thousand) is equivalent to paying a "marginal, or top" rate of 14% on a few thousand dollars of taxable income, is a grossly unfair and unbalanced, self-serving view of taxation.
In the first case there are millions of dollars remaining after the payment of the averaged 14% total tax. And increases in stock value are not paid until that increase is taken out. In the second case there might be only a few thousand or less left after a person pays 14% on the upper, or marginal tax level reached. In the U.S. everyone pays the same tax percentages on the lower levels of total taxable income. Only those "few" who reach the upper levels of income pay the higher marginal rates on those levels that are reportable.
20:10 Diverse weights, and diverse measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.
And that's not all the Lord hates. Does this list remind you of anyone?
6:16 These six things does the Lord hate. Yes, seven [double emphasis on lying] are an abomination unto him:
6:17 A proud look; a lying tongue; and hands that shed [or a mouth that brags about being willing to send troops to shed] innocent blood;
6:18 A heart [mind] that devises wicked imaginations; feet [including those stuck in one's mouth] that be swift in running to mischief;
6:19 A false witness that speaks lies; and he that sows discord among brethren [and throughout the "home-land" which the liar claims to be so "proud of"; while he goes about "uglifying" every effort of others to make America into something to be proud of, because it is earned, not just because it "is"].
Sometimes individuals running for high public office in the U.S. will reluctantly provide access to the details of one or more of their yearly Federal income tax returns. And often a leading point of curiosity is how much an incredibly wealthy individual might have claimed as a deduction from taxable income for "charitable contributions". Do not be overly impressed by the amount of any such deduction made public. Especially if an individual is giving it to a Church that requires its members to tithe in order to retain membership rights and privileges.
Sometimes charitable contributions are actually used to help people in need—believe it, or not. Far too often, monetary contributions to religious organizations are used to enrich those who control the Church, and to enhance the meeting facilities and environments within the Church buildings as a means of attracting wealthier newcomers who are used to paying for such luxury-level controlled environments. Was the money deducted as a charitable contribution actually a contribution to the betterment of those who can barely survive on what they can earn? Or was it a way of providing the luxury-level accommodations which some believe they are entitled to enjoy even when they "go to Church", or to a Temple.
In his youth , King David piled up "mountains" of gold, silver, and other valuables stolen from average citizens in "enemy" villages as his Israelite army pillaged them in the name of the Lord. That attitude was despised by the Lord. In fact he would not allow David to use his ill-gotten capital gains as a means of pretending to honor God.
And when Solomon's Temple was built, it was not intended to become an edifice-building policy for all future Churches and Temples. It was a way of protecting the gold, silver and other valuable materials by giving them the aura, even if not the reality, of being supernaturally defended against those who, like David, preferred to steal and pillage only easily carried forms of "loot" such as coins and jewelry; and would go treasure-hunting elsewhere if they actually had to work to separate gold from a building.
True charitable contribution to society often does not show up as a tax deduction. True charity is focused on the needs of others. First those within one's own family; then others outside one's family in actual need of the essentials of life. And if someone becomes part of a "church family", that should easily supply more than enough individuals who qualify for charitable help within the guidelines Paul established for the Churches of GOD that acknowledged his authority. Many Churches didn't—and still don't, which is why any nation's social welfare programs will never be replaced by any number of independent, disagreeing Churches, competing for wealthy building-fund donors.
2 THESSALONIANS 3:6-15
3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
3:7 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but wrought with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an example unto you to follow us.
3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
3:13 But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
3:15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Charity does not include contributions of millions of dollars to what is actually a Church or Temple building program, which often helps no one but local laborers and material providers for several months until the project is finished. Of course, some Church leaders never seem to outgrow their desire for bigger and better improvements in their edifice complexes, even though the current money-contributing audience hasn't outgrown the existing space and probably should be spending any "extra" money improving their own homes. GOD doesn't live in any church or temple, and none of them can adequately reflect the minds He does live in.
The most basic foundational premise of GOD's approach to humanity is giving us humans what we need—not necessarily what we want, which is more wealth than we know how to spend. Those who have been able to acquire vastly more wealth than they need, are able to provide for themselves almost everything they want. Regrettably, many who have been able to buy almost everything they want, have decided that they are experts at deciding what everyone else needs, which is less "welfare".
It's astonishing how some have been able to "uglify" a term which should represent well-being, health, and safety. Yet those same individuals often "glorify" warfare—a state of being at war, "hero-izing" all who support the deliberate destruction of the already inadequate well-being, health, and safety of all who are victimized by it—which includes those who are sent into unnecessary battles, and those who "get in the way".
Freely you have received, freely give
10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter you not:
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
10:1 After these things the Lord appointed another seventy also, and sent them two and two before his appearance into every city and place, where he himself would come.
10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Pray you therefore to the LORD of the Harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.
10:3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor pouch, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way [don't attract attention].
10:5 And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
10:6 And if the "son of peace" [those who can relate to, or have a kinship with peace] be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall turn to you again.
10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give [don't be concerned with religious prohibitions on food and drink]: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house [like door-to-door religion salesmen].
10:8 And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The Kingdom of GOD has come near unto you.
If you have learned anything of value within Xrayzr Revelations since its inception 11.11.11, it has cost you nothing but the time you have expended attempting to understand what you are reading. And I deeply appreciate the fact that many of you apparently are returning continually, trying to understand it. Please "rest assured" that I know this only from the daily listings of the cities around the world to which 1&1 "serves" various webpage presentations within Xrayzr Revelations. I do not know who any of you are, specifically, any more than you know who I am, specifically.
I have no intention of ever "revealing" any type of fund-raising program or publicity campaign. It will not be necessary, thanks to the excellent and extremely inexpensive services of 1&1, which "hosts" this website at almost insignificant cost. However, I am still working toward the publication of a broad array of "Xrayzr Revelations" in book form, which will necessitate your purchasing a book, or several books, if you want to read the new revelations.
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Income tax evasion
17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Does not your master pay tribute?
17:25 He says, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus stopped him, saying, What do you think, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the Earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers?
17:26 Peter says unto him, Of strangers. Jesus says unto him, Then are the children free.
17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money. That take, and give unto them for me and you.
12:14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that you are true, and favor no man; for you regard not the person of men, but teach the way of GOD in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why do you tempt me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it.
12:16 And they brought it. And he says unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's [made with Caesar's favorite image], and to GOD, the things that are GOD's [made with GOD's favorite image]. And they marveled at him.
Nevertheless, many seem to believe that taxation of any amount is such an evil, that it must be restricted, or eradicated at every opportunity. And especially when tax is used to do GOD's will, such as helping those who can't help themselves. Of course, those who want to control all tax revenue, have no problem helping themselves to as much as they can pay themselves for all of their hard work cutting budgets for welfare.
Responsible and ethical taxation should not be considered an evil that must be eliminated. In all countries it is necessary to provide essential public services such as building and maintenance of roads, on-location law enforcement or police services, and general protection against invading armies. In other words true peace keeping, which is general protection from hostile criminal behavior at every level. Taxes should not be used to pay for invading armies.
No tax revenue should ever be used to spread the propaganda of peace destruction through the deliberate spread of international hostility in the form of bellicose or belligerent threats of pointless wars of revenge—or worse, actual offensive invasions of countries presumed to have weak defenses, under the pretense of preventing the rulers of those countries from engaging in offensive invasions of what they might consider to be "smaller" or "weaker" countries.
No national leader "in his right mind" would invade another nation he thought was more powerful, or might successfully fight back to defend itself from an invasion. Of course, thinking another nation is weak doesn't mean it is. It's difficult to defeat someone defending his own neighborhood. Some politicians think they can "invade" a nation they label as being weak and desperate for change, and that they can easily take control away from the existing government. But such "blowhards" usually only succeed in revealing how weak they are, at the polling places.
Invasive warring against essentially defenseless "foreign" or distant governments is the worst form of cowardly tyranny. Some rulers think nothing of wasting any amount of tax revenue, or borrowed money to cause deliberate destruction of service-providing infrastructure in other nations simply to "weaken" the control of the existing rulers in hopes that they will "fall from power". That is equivalent to robbing those in your own home to pay for the vandalizing of the homes of distant sociopolitical antagonists.
Even traditional historical warmongers, such as King David, realized that it's not "nice" to pillage your own village to pay for the pillaging of other villages. Nevertheless, he apparently had little concern about the value of the young men he sent into unnecessary wars for the purpose of adding more and more gold and silver to his "Temple building fund". It should not take a "pillage" to raise a Temple.
Wherever money is involved, some will cross the line and attempt to enrich themselves secretly while pretending to provide services. The prime example of such a public policy was the stereotypical behavior of many of the public contractors known as the Publicans. They were more than mere tax collectors for the Roman Empire and King Herod's realm. They were tax consumers, and manipulators, when acting as independent contractors paid to provide infrastructure and public building construction.
Some Publicans bid on contracts allowing them to "prepay" at a discount estimated amounts of expected tax receipts throughout the land. They were essentially "pre-paying Caesar", at a lowered tax rate, to acquire authority to "rob" the common citizens who could only guess that what was being required or demanded by the local tax collecting Publican was actually owed. Able to enforce their own collection policies, often with "paid-under-the-table" involvement of local Roman law-enforcement soldiers, the average taxpayer was at the mercy of those who had paid for the authority to extract high-rate taxes, while they paid low-rate taxes.
Similar to the system used by the Publicans in the Roman Empire, those British exporters who specialized in the exporting of Chinese tea leaves to the fledgling "American" colonies were able to make arrangements with the English government to pre-pay a discounted rate on the amounts of taxes or "duties" that were expected to be paid by consumers in the colonies who purchased the imported tea.
The tea sellers were then often able to raise their profits under the pretense of being required by the English government to collect higher sales taxes on the tea, even though the tax had already been paid in advance at a discounted rate by the sellers who expected to get a substantial return on the arrangement.
The event that became known as the "Boston Tea Party" was not a justifiable protest of what appeared to be an effort by the English government to raise taxes on what was essentially a luxury item that no one required for continued life. The "Tea Partyers" were thieves and vandals who thought they shouldn't have to pay a high tax or duty to the enterprising providers of a luxury item that could have been produced "at home" by those unwilling to pay the price required to have others provide it for them. There is no luxury or pleasure item categorized as food or drink that can't be lived without.
It was not the undeveloped American government that was requiring taxation without representation. It wasn't even the English government that was doing it. It wasn't even taxation that was the true issue. The real issue was whether some individuals who were used to having an "indulgence" commodity brought to them at the lowest possible cost to themselves, were entitled to continue having that pleasureful "indulgence" commodity brought to them at a price they thought they were entitled to determine.
Those responsible for the vandalism and pillaging of the business property of the tea importers were like those who think they are entitled to live in a land in which non-vital commodities are brought to them from around the World, at almost ridiculously low prices, with all effort and sacrifice coming from the providers, and nothing but outrageous protest coming from those who think they deserve to keep every penny they earn, and often don't earn, while having no regard for those around the World who serve them.
Competition for a limited commodity will cause rising prices because some will be able to buy at higher prices and a provider will have no reason to sell at a lower price simply because of past marketing relationships which might have been profitable. Regrettably, those with the most wealth are often able to buy more than a reasonable share goods at a higher price which makes them unavailable to those who can only buy those same goods at a former lower price.
This can create a widening disparity between the "worlds" the wealthy can afford to live in and the "worlds" the unwealthy often have to live in. What is especially despicable, is when rulers, who tend to have vastly more wealth than they could ever have actually earned by any ethical means, are able to sanction restrictions of the distribution of commodities in other countries who's rulers are, ironically, perceived as being troublemakers in the real World.
There is no justification for "ivory tower" political ideologues to further impoverish the "worlds" that others must live in because the wealthy political ideologues believe they might be able to "topple" a room-full of aggravating rulers in another nation by causing additional hardship in the lives of the millions of innocent citizens of the sanctioned nation.
No man is a bubble
No human—even a self-isolated recluse living in a cave, can say he is a self-made man who built his own life, or anything else by himself. The so-called "moment of conception" of a zygote, or zygotes obviously requires "accomplishments" achieved by others. Whether one, or two, or even three "identical" human babies will be constructed by the Spirit of GOD, utilizing the "identical" DNA configuration established during the conception process, is not determined in a moment of time.
Neither does the developing body (or bodies) receive a "fetal soul", or living personality, until the body can exhibit the characteristics of its Spirit-generated personality framework after birth, which must be enhanced by the continual influences of living in a real-world environment. But during every moment of continuing gene-based development that results in the existence of a full-term living human body, that body will be completely dependent on a vast network of entities, visible and invisible, that enable continuation of its human life.
Every fetus within its mother's bubble-shaped uterus is completely dependent on her for its continued genetic "life". And there will never be a time in anyone's life after birth that won't require the contributions of others for survival, even when a person thinks he is living "alone". Any human taking pride in not needing anyone else to help him live his life, and resenting anyone claiming the slightest authority over "his little world", is confirming that his mind has become an empty bubble of ignorance and disrespect for the World of individuals who surround him and contribute to his ability to think he can "build" everything he will ever need "all by himself".
Such isolationists, whether they are individual, or national, are like an astronaut with his head in a "plastic" bubble, bouncing around on the surface of the Moon, imagining that the Earth and all of its billions of inhabitants are really not any bigger than the life-giving globe surrounding his head—and of less importance to the continuation of his own life.
But one doesn't have to bounce around on the Moon to act "loony" and out of touch with the real World. All it takes is a warped sense of being so "holy" that others don't deserve to share the World stage with one's self.
ISAIAH 65: 2-4
65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
65:3 A people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifices in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick;
65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh [openly snubbing a temporary dietary restriction law that was designed to symbolize avoidance of "pig"-like self-indulgence and disregard for the conservation of resources in one's own environment], and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.
No American government has ever exemplified the traditional definition of "conservatism"—conserving resources to enable extended use of them so that countless others will have access to them in the future. Ironically, the political party that claims it is "conservative" advocates prodigious waste of money preparing for and waging war, which burns through every form of material resource faster than any other human endeavor.
Liberalism is based on the concept—found throughout scripture—that if you have received exceptionally generous compensation for your work, you should be willing to be exceptionally generous in sharing some of its excess with those who aren't able to acquire adequate compensation for their work—if they are able to work.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-13
9:6 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for GOD loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And GOD is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9:9 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains for ever.
9:10 Now he that provides seed to the sower both ministers bread for your food, and multiplies your seed sown, and increases the fruits of your righteousness;)
9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes, through us, thanksgiving to GOD.
9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplies what the saints lack, but is abundantly increased also by many thanksgivings unto GOD;
9:13 Because by experiencing this ministration they glorify GOD for your professed subjection unto the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
Of course if you have not received much, through no fault of your own, no one should expect you to freely give something you don't have. But some in government, who have received control of trillions of dollars in tax revenue "given" to them to spend on useful and beneficial projects, choose to be miserly in allocating it for useful and beneficial projects so they can spend freely, and "liberally" on unnecessary or detrimental projects such as warfare.
In the English translation of scripture written in Greek, the word "charity" was often used as a synonym for "love" because the Biblical definition of "love" has little to do with emotional attachment to something, but willingness to share. The "char" should have been spelled "share", thus "sharity" to convey its primary meaning.
Throughout scripture, the love GOD has for the World does not refer to personal emotional attachment to any of the countless billions of humans who have been created by His Spirit throughout human history. The love GOD has for the World refers to His willingness to provide a way by which all mortal flesh and blood humans who have ever been born at full term (even those who did not survive the birth process) will be given an opportunity to be "born again" a second time, as immortal spirits authorized to manifest themselves in virtually any form of body.
Those who will be "born again", as defined by Yahshua, will be able to exist as invisible and non-material, but powerful spirits, analogous to "wind"—or in embodiments that will appear to be perfected "flesh and bone" versions of their former young adult appearance—or the DNA-based appearance the Spirit of GOD would have generated for them if they had lived long enough to be young adults.
3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from GOD: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except GOD be with him.
3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of GOD.
3:4 Nicodemus says unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.
3:8 The wind blows where it decides, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
24:36 And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and says unto them, Peace be unto you.
24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:38 And he said unto them, Why are you troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have.
Sadly, the term "Conservatism" has been transmogrified into a miniaturized ideology requiring its adherents and advocates to conserve only whatever wealth they are able to accumulate for themselves. The only "love" they seem to recognize is the classic "love of money". There is no sharing in what's left of their vanishing appreciation of the term "charity". The "con" before the "serve" in "conservative" has been redefined as "against" serving others—as in "pro and con".
If you still think of yourself as a "Conservative", and you are conservative in the traditional sense of resisting the squandering of national resources—none of my criticism applies to you. But you may want to reconsider using the label, because of the increasingly negative "spin" others have been giving it.
1 TIMOTHY 6:7-11
6:7 For we brought nothing into this World, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
6:11 But you, O man of GOD, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, humility.
For some, "charitable contributions" have become primarily a way of avoiding taxation; and sometimes the amounts show only that they have felt compelled to shave off a sliver of their income to please the administrators of a Church or Temple in which they want to be known as "members in good standing".
It is not the dollar amount or other unit value of one's wealth that one "gives to charity" that impresses GOD. GOD, who is the ultimate designer and creator of all emotions experienced by any creature, does not subject Himself to involuntary emotions such as "being impressed". But GOD, the Father does monitor the attitudes of all humans by means of His automated Spirit which maintains records of the behavior and thinking of all humans for the purpose of future judgment.
No humans will be judged by the amount of tithes and offerings they may have given throughout their lives. Most humans have never given a penny as a "tithe" or offering because they didn't know it was necessary. Or they never had an income large enough to share with a wealthy Church Administration because they needed all of their income for their own survival. But all humans have endless opportunities to give help to others without giving them money—especially within one's own family. And the attitude during any act of giving is more important to GOD than what is given, as a factor in the outcome of anyone's future judgment.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:7
9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity [If a preacher says GOD is being robbed if he, the preacher isn't being given enough money—who does the preacher think he is?]. . .
3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not [but always had hope Israel would change into a nation he could be proud of]; therefore you sons of Jacob [Israel] are not consumed.
3:7 Even from the days of your Fathers you are gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, says the Lord of Hosts. But you say, Wherein shall we return?
3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.
3:9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.
3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my House, and prove me now herewith, says the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open for you, the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
If a preacher uses this scripture to coerce Church members into giving more tithes and offerings to him, as if he is the "God" who says he is being robbed; that preacher had better be using those tithes and offerings to provide "food in my House"—a Temple in Jerusalem acknowledged by GOD. No other use of "tithes and offerings" is implied, or authorized by the statement. GOD does not need anyone's tithes and offerings, so they are not required by GOD as a necessity of His life—although they were being called for to provide the necessities of life, in the form of food, which would feed the Priests who administrated the Temple services.
What is the intent of giving offerings—or offering to give? Is it to impress those who know what was given? Is it to impress GOD in hope that He will shower some pennies, or dollars, from Heaven on the giver? Or is it simply to share some of the astonishing wealth that some have become able to accumulate which is vastly beyond any level of need, or what is a reasonable acquisition of comfort, or beautification of one's own primary home?
"Conservatives", and "Liberals", should refuse to waste a penny on the pursuit of offensive wars. But many so-called Conservatives seem to compete with each other to scrape away any Government administrated dollar that might be used for the actual health and welfare of humans anywhere, so they can divert those dollars to "hell" and warfare.
Turn on the bubble machine
During the few years Satan will be allowed to convince Earth's population that he alone is GOD, he will empower the anti-Christ "Beast" to create a World-wide web of self-indulgent "bubble worlds" for those who will worship him, the "Beast", and by extension, Satan who will limited to personifying himself through idols made in the image of the "Beast". And he, Satan, will be enjoying the spread of global warfare which will serve the purpose of eliminating as many humans as possible, minimizing their interference with his provision of pleasures for his worshipers.
Satan's End-time empire will be allowed to exist without interference from GOD and it can be characterized as the establishment of a global network of small conclaves or governing bodies of dictatorial elitists who will literally have been given the World for co-operation with Satan's plan to finally rule the entire World as "GOD".
It will become the epitome of the ultra-wealthy lavishing every form of pleasure on themselves, and the sycophants who venerate them, with no concern for those lacking the basic essentials of life outside the cities which will be filled only with those willing to worship Satan in the form of idols ("dolls") made in the likeness or appearance of the devil-possessed human who is referred to in prophecy as the anti-Christ "Beast" and the "Son of Perdition" or damnation.
11:36 And the king [Beast] shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the GOD of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is pre-determined shall be done.
11:37 Neither shall he regard the [traditional] "God of his fathers" [the "False Prophet" will at first claim, for the "king", partial Jewish decent through his mother, misappropriating the qualification for fulfillment of the human phase of the Messianic prophecies. He will also apparently disregard the "God of his (human fore)fathers" as now known in his assumed "mother-land" from which he will arise—see Revelation 2:12-13], nor the "desire of women" [the gods worshipped for fertility, which used to be desired by women], nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all.
11:38 But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces [Satan]: and an [idol] god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from Heaven, having great power; and the Earth was lighted with his glory.
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the Earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the Earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
18:4 And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
18:5 For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and GOD has remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.
18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD GOD who judges her.
18:9 And the kings of the Earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn for her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
18:10 Standing far off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
18:11 And the merchants of the Earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more:
18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all fragrant wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
18:13 And cinnamon, and fragrances, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
18:14 And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you, and you shall find them no more at all.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand far off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
18:17 For in one hour so great riches has come to nothing. And every ship captain, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood far off,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
18:20 Rejoice over her, you Heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for GOD has avenged you on her.
18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;
Satan will be claiming that he is the only true GOD, and that all other traditional concepts of God are false. Yet he will be limited by the only true GOD to embodying himself visibly in a colossal "living" or animated megalithic statue that will bear the likeness of the human "anti-Christ" who will have previously set up a smaller image of himself in front of a tent Tabernacle that will finally be allowed to exist where the Jerusalem Temple once stood before 70 A.D. (North-West of the Islamic Dome of the Rock Mosque). Traditional ritual animal sacrificing will also have been reinstated administrated by priests descended from the former Levitical priesthood.
As soon as the warmongering human anti-Christ sets up the abominable statue of himself on the future altar of sacrifice, claiming to be God, it will result in him being decapitated with a ceremonial knife, or "sword", by an infuriated Levitical priest in charge of the future re-instated animal sacrificial system.
This will be followed by his apparent return to physical "life", which will be interpreted by a "False Prophet" as a "sacrificial death" and "resurrection" which fulfills many of the traditional Messianic prophecies that have been ignored or misinterpreted through the last two millennia by those who have refused to believe the true interpretation and only legitimate fulfillment.
Many in the World will accept Satan's claim that he is the ultimate GOD. Inspired prophecy refers to Satan as GOG during the periods he is controlling , or "inspiring" the human "anti-Christ" to claim that he, the human, is God. The "mother-land" from which the "anti-Christ" will originate, or claim as his birthplace, will be called the land of "Magog"—mother of GOG.
The End-time anti-Christ's human body will be yet another incarnation of a dominant devil prince who has occupied the role of "Son of Perdition" more than once, and whose likeness will become the model for the colossal, animated, megalithic idol Satan will possess.
The vast majority of the World's citizens are already being controlled openly or covertly in every aspect of their lives by the influence of ancient religious restrictions and freedom-killing religious theologies that are being used by national rulers as the most effective means of mind control.
Billions of minds are already prepared to accept new levels of restrictive control from leaders who can convince them that GOD validates their sociopolitical ideology by allowing them to take-over governmental power. And even in a certain nation that believes it exemplifies freedom of choice, too many use that freedom to choose rulers determined to restrict everyone's freedom of choice.
But the World will not be allowed to continually deteriorate in a slow downward spiral as many gloom and doom false End-time prophets have preached for decades. Before the World is allowed to suffer through the years that GOD has set aside to give Satan and his alienated angels time to fully prove to the World what their selfish, elitist form of cruel religious government causes, there will be a period of extreme contrast that will be known and experienced by all in the World who are allowed to experience the benefits of philanthropic or humanitarian co-operation between nations.
Throughout the years of the End-time, GOD will be separating the "sheep from the goats" determining who He will allow to enter His Millennial Kingdom on Earth. Our choices in regard to how we govern our own lives, and how we believe others should be governed will be the primary basis on which GOD will make His choice regarding which of us may be given supernatural power to govern others within the Kingdom.
But God is not waiting until the years of the End-time to monitor our choices. Our daily choices are continually monitored here and now by means of GOD's ability to receive in His Spirit, or central "mind"—which can generate, or contain unlimited units of interactive consciousness—any form of information He chooses to acquire as it is automatically collected by each human's customized "spirit" which causes each person's fully born body to become a "living soul", as was portrayed by the "birth" of Adam from his "mother-land"—"Mother Earth".
2:6 But there went up a mist [water vapor] from the earth [soil], and watered the whole face of the ground.
2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the "dust" of the [clay] ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and [at that point in time] man became a living soul.
2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead [not considered to be a "living soul"—before birth, or after death] so faith without works is dead also.
Returning Publicans and sinners to an upright position
Magdala (Migdal), was a fishing town next to the Sea of Galilee about fifteen miles from Joseph's building construction business in Nazareth, which was a managed by Yahshua; and about five miles from Yahshua's personal "pre-ministry" home in Capernaum. Mary, from Magdala, was a long-time friend of Yahshua, as was her sister Martha, and her brother Lazarus who lived near the Temple area.
Yahshua had no reservations about allowing her to have intimate physical contact with him in the form of foot massages with expensive perfumed oil she used in her "business". And "GOD knows" what other pleasures she provided. In fact, the entire band of disciples were eventually accompanied by former "co-workers" of Mary in her former profession as a Temple "call girl". She was on the brink of being murdered by an illegal stoning because of the jealousy of one of her "holy" customers who discovered that he wasn't getting the exclusive "full service" he thought he deserved—and had paid for.
15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of GOD: and the twelve were with him,
8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, [including] Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
8:3 And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance [few "professions" pay women well when they are being strongly influenced by evil spirits].
JOHN 8: 1-9
8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery; in the very act.
8:5 Now Moses in the Law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what say you?
8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have reason to accuse him [of authorizing an illegal execution according to Roman law]. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He [whose name is listed] that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
8:9 And they which heard it, [someone reading the list of names out loud], being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet; but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
7:45 You gave me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil you did not anoint: but this woman has anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 Wherefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
7:48 And he said unto her, Your sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at food with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
What Yahshua was writing in the dust on the stone pathway was a listing of the names of her customers within the group who were pretending to be righteously indignant about her prostitution. The Lord gave her prominence and respect as his closest female friend because she renounced her "close" association with those whose governing philosophy was opposite of his own—unlike Judas Iscariot who fully characterized the selfish hypocrisy of false concern about the poor, even as he was misappropriating whatever money he could control, and plotting the murder of anyone who criticized his sense of priority.
12:1 Then Jesus, six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
12:2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
12:3 Then took Mary [their sister] a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
12:4 Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein.
12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this [from her former employment as a "full service" masseuse].
12:8 For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.
The Lord was a friend of Publicans, who were free to continue in their lucrative business associations with "Rome" as long as they continued to renounce all selfish oppression of those who couldn't satisfy their tax obligations and had no way of protecting themselves from threats of imprisonment and other forms of intimidation. The Lord loved those who began to exemplify the essence of his theology—Do for others, what you would want them to do for you—if you needed their help.
7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them; for this is the [essence of] Law and the Prophets.
6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! For you have received your consolation.
6:25 Woe unto you that are full! For you shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep.
6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
7:4 Trust not in lying words, saying, The Temple of the Lord, The Temple of the Lord, The Temple of the Lord, [will protect us from the consequences of evil].
7:5 For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor;
7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
7:8 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
Those who were consistently condemned by the Lord were the moneygrubbing, self-righteous, self-anointed law enforcement officers of the Temple who condemned Yahshua for drinking too much, eating too much, eating "forbidden" foods, not having birth documentation that they considered legitimate, daring to supernaturally heal people on the Sabbath while teaching them to care for one another, even as they, the self-righteous religionists wouldn't lift a finger to clean their own butts on the Sabbath because they feared their "God" would punish them for doing "work", but had no trouble lifting up their fingers to point at Yahshua as someone who was possessed by the devil and deserved to be executed.
Many forms of Christianity have appeared that have attempted to enforce the abolition of alcoholic drinks, dancing, secular movies, card playing, effective birth control, remarriage after a divorce, use of modern medicine and the services of medical doctors. You name it—some form of Christian Church has probably attempted to ban or banish it from this World—or at least from the little "worlds" those Church members are required to live in if they want to maintain membership in that Church. Of course one can always find Christian churches that are not abolitionist, but simply encourage moderation and personal self-control in the use of the freedom that truthful doctrine provides.
But sometimes a Church will acquire enough control within a town that its religion-based prohibitions cause so many people to leave town that the only ones left are those who believe they must submit themselves to such unnecessarily restrictive laws. And after a generation or two; especially when effective birth control is prohibited; the population of a town can become an extension of a Church to such a degree that the laws enforced within the town create a impenetrable religious "bubble" in which the citizens lose awareness of what personal freedom can accomplish in a real-World environment. Religious isolationism is contrary to Christian doctrine and the will of GOD as expressed through His Angel, Yahshua, the Messiah.
Individuals who have their maturity stunted by being raised in a religious bubble from birth, may be able to become productive and useful citizens within such a bubble society where everyone seems to believe the same things they do. But a problem arises when such individuals begin to believe that everyone should live in the same kind of bubble they have lived in all of their lives, and they go about attempting to gain control of government power outside the bubble.
Some succeed in presenting themselves as somewhat normal, but can't quite camouflage their desire to force everyone to live as they have all of their lives. And sometimes, if the control sought, or acquired, is national government, such a person may be so devoid of ethical sensibility that he might think he is doing God's will, his God's will, by warring against any social ideology that doesn't fit within the miniaturized philosophical and theological bubble he thinks is the limit of GOD's desire for humanity.
The evil years of the prophesied End-time will begin soon enough; but those years will not begin until GOD has demonstrated, without any evidence of anything obviously supernatural occurring, that His ideal ideology allows for full intellectual freedom to exercise any and all creativity that He has provided for the purpose of benefiting all humans.
There can be no true "creativity" involved in the development of weapons of mass destruction—no matter which nation on Earth is producing them. Anyone involved in the development and international peddling (warmongering) of armaments, is engaged in "destructivity".
Hiding behind a growing arsenal of ever-more expensive weaponry is not only cowardly, but stupidly reckless when the money squandered for "protection" could have resulted in a better World for all of us if it had been spent to help as many people as possible. Creating more friendships is what develops into real protection—not creating more war ships.
Imagine what could happen if a "room-full" of militant rulers in the World stopped pulling "enemies" out of their paranoid imaginations and stopped allocating hundreds of billions of dollars to destroy such mostly imaginary "enemies"—any real enemies being motivated mostly by desire for revenge against invasive, occupying armies that usually destroy peace rather than keep it.
The World is on the verge of enjoying several years of global co-operation and new respect for the freedom of others to exercise whatever instinctive creativity GOD has always provided in all nations around the World. But the potential creativity within any nation cannot fully develop with the threat or actuality of invasion ordered by the warmongering rulers who still remain in power; primarily in one nation who's rulers from both sides of the political "isle", or "latrine", think that the best defense is being offensive and spreading war and instability around the World. But that can and will change.
It should be obvious that throughout history GOD has rarely attempted to diminish whatever level of incompetence or evilness might raise its ugly head in the government of any nation. And human governments are not necessarily being administrated by humans who are acting alone. Revelation divulges that certain individual devil spirits (alienated angels) are sometimes given freedom to manipulate human minds within civil and religious governmental structures resulting in terrible consequences due to the pleasure some devils seem to derive from coercing humans to war against one another.
EPHESIANS 6: 11-12
6:11 Put on the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil.
6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood [only], but against Principalities [ruled by high-ranking Devil Princes], against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this World, against spirit wickedness in high places.
But GOD can and will intervene at any time He chooses to create a stage, or platform, for a preview of His ultimate intervention which will finally remove all human kingdoms for replacement by His own Kingdom on Earth, administrated by His Angel who represents Him as a singular personality—the Angel of the LORD, who will be known as the Messiah of the World.
The first example of that was the "uprighting" of the decaying and sinking kingship of David (renown warmonger in his youth), and its transformation into an administration of peace, prosperity, and creative productivity overseen by his son Solomon—Man of Shalom, or Peace. During another significant period of relative peace ("Pax Romana"), another famous "Man of Peace", Yahshua, of Nazareth began revealing the Gospel of the Kingdom of his GOD. And the continuation of that providential interlude in World warring enabled that Gospel message to be "seeded" throughout the Mediterranean World.
During the next few years we can witness the World-wide benefits of greater effort to minimize the imagined importance of the irreconcilable differences that will always exist between political ideologies of this World. But not if those who are greedy obstructionist paranoid political ideologues have it their way.
The book of Esther contains one of the most amusing examples of GOD manipulating the hostile minds of those who think they should be entitled to eliminate all opposition to their political viewpoint but who are so blinded by their own "brilliance" that they stumble over their own "bombshells" and get "hoisted (blown up) by their own petard (explosives)"—or "stink bombs" in their leotards. And that applies to any political viewpoint that is in opposition to GOD's desire that all humans live in peace, so far as it is possible.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine. I will repay, says the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing you shall heap "coals of fire" on his head [make the enemy "burn" with consternation because the other side isn't acting as rotten as he is].
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. [This appears to leave no room for "sanctions" which deprive only the innocent citizens of the nation being "sanctioned" while their "rulers" disregard the pressure to bow to the will of the self-sanctified, sanctimonious "sanctioners".]
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:33
14:33 For GOD is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
2 CORINTHIANS 13:10-11
13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord has given me to edification, and not to destruction.
13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the GOD of love and peace shall be with you.
12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD.
Only GOD could have duped both warmongering political parties in America to vote to have all of the budget-busting "Elephants" and "Jackasses" in the room removed so that the most beneficial, automated, "Defense" Department "budget"-cutting never imagined in America will be mandated to commence at the beginning of 2013. I am referring to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Unless a certain individual running for high office in the "Vice" position is able to finagle a way to rescind the Act's "sequestration" aspects "on day one" of their proposed takeover of the American government; or the other side of the Congressional "isle", or political "latrine" has its way; both parties will briefly be able to blame the other for destroying the imagined "security" of America—until the mandated minimization of war-fueled money squandering begins to reveal opportunities to transfer the focus of America's budget to creative and beneficial opportunities rather than letting the focus continue to be on destructive and destabilizing assaults on other nations—and endless "occupations" which lost their reason for existence many decades ago.
Throughout history , in every election in every country in which free choice was allowed, GOD has been separating those willing to choose co-operative co-existence, and "justice and liberty for all" rather than the childish inanity of "bubble-minded" national "holier than thou supremicism".
I was "raised" in a small Northern California town in which traditional Republican conservatism was the "norm". Some used to say it had more Churches (and bars) per capita than any other town its size. I never entered any of the bars, because I wasn't old enough; and still wouldn't, because there is no reason to; but the smell of the customers' exhaled alcohol emanating from one of them could almost make one stagger past its open door.
As it is in most towns and cities with a broad variety of Christian Churches to choose from, I was carried into one of the churches as an infant, and continued to go there with my parents at least once a week until I decided, as a teenager of about sixteen, that I had heard the same boring teachings a few hundred times too many.
I was taught the basics of traditional Christian doctrine in a congregation which called itself The Evangelical Free Church. It was a derivative of the early Swedish Evangelical Free Church which honored autonomy, or the freedom of each congregation to administrate its own business without interference from a central headquarters hierarchy of self-appointed religious rulers.
It was genuinely "conservative" in its approach to fundamental Protestant theology and it was not in any way oppressive or unnecessarily restrictive in its expectations regarding the behavior of its members and their families. Nevertheless, after a few years of their Sunday school, anyone who could still stay awake during the Sunday morning sermons would not learn anything more, leading some, who still have not attempted to advance past that stage, to believe that Christianity is so simple, even a child can understand it. It isn't—which is why Yahshua was often exasperated by the childish lack of theological understanding exhibited by his disciples even after they had heard him teach continually for over two years.
After learning nothing of value in a nearby college for a year and a half, (except what was taught in a class exploring the rules of logic which was called "Straight and Crooked Thinking"), I dropped out; left my parents' home to get a job in the area of California in which I now live; got married to a class-mate from my old home town; and became attracted to an unusual "GOD's only true Church" with an amazing number of dynamic preachers who were able to make the entire "Bible" very interesting, thought-provoking, and seemingly relevant to every part of the adult life I was trying to establish.
And for the next ten years I fully experienced life in a theological, and social "bubble". The Church membership was relatively large, widespread, and influential in "evangelizing" as much of the World as its founder and his son could reach through radio, television, and printed media. The emphasis of the proselytizing was, in theory, to fulfill, once again, as the apostle Paul thought he had accomplished in the early 60's A.D., the prophecies that the Gospel of the Messianic Kingdom of GOD will be preached, and/or published to all nations shortly before the End-time.
24:14 And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the World for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
13:10 And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
10:16 But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?
10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into all the Earth, and their words unto the ends of the World.
1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under Heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
The reality was, and is, that it is impossible for any number of humans to reach and teach "the World" the complexities and intricacies of Messianic or Christian theology, which is based on the multitude of reasons there needs to be a Messiah or Christ—because it can only be understood by those who do their part to study it in depth.
But an extremely simplified statement of the goal of the Gospel will be given in a global vision to all who will still be alive and have a reason to hear it immediately before the end of the End-time comes. That goal is to provide a warning that it is time for all to make a life or death decision about the form of government they prefer.
14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear GOD, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment has come: and worship Him that made Heaven, and Earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Disappointingly, for everyone within that "GOD's only true Church", the leadership's "End-timing" was off by several decades, its morality was always suspect, and many disgruntled lower-level "evangelists" and ministers fled to establish a multitude of additional "GOD's only true Churches", each having its own set of opinions about "almost everything"—especially how strict they should be in enforcing "GOD's laws"—primarily the Ten Commandments.
I'm certainly an advocate of knowing almost everything—of value. And some "accuse" me of being a "know-it-all". I take that as a compliment. I would rather think of myself as knowing a little about a lot than think there's some benefit in being ignorant about "almost everything". It is those who don't know "beans" about "the Bible" who have been the target of deceivers throughout the history of "the Bible".
When I left my "childhood" Church in my late teens, I didn't know "beans" about the Bible. And when I left that "only true Church" bubble in my late twenties, I still didn't know how to easily distinguish the real, nourishing doctrinal "beans" I had been served, from the plastic, false doctrinal "beans" that often made up most of what I was served every Sabbath.
Fortunately, for America, none of those smooth-talking preachers decided that he could bypass honest persuasion as a means of teaching everyone to believe what he believed, and "simply" win an election to high office where he could enforce his beliefs on others by eliminating what he didn't like about everyone else's life "on day one" of his ascendency to power. The reason that never happened was because an essential part of the doctrine of that earlier Church was to "eschew" and "shun" the political ideologies of "this World" while waiting for the Messiah to replace all of them—which is exactly what he will do.
But while we are waiting—if any of us have a sense of reason, and ability to do more than simply ignore the continual repetition of the mistakes of the past, we should not sit back and avoid concerning ourselves with governmental incompetency. Complacency about the squandering of trillions of dollars on warfare has resulted in the ruination of countless families, both at home and abroad, which have been victimized by senseless wars. Those who sit back; neglect opportunities to vote; and don't even protest with their voices occasionally, enable the insanity and inanity to continue, year after year; decade after decade.
Have you been able to "ignore the Wars" as quietly as those orally "warring" over the position of "War Commander in Chief"? They don't have to scrap with weapons any more "offensive" than their mouths. But neither seems to have any aversion to throwing thousands of young men and women into the hot steaming scrap heap of war.
18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
12:31 You shall not do so unto the Lord your God; for every abomination to the Lord, which he hates, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
Has anyone noticed that the "Grand Old Party" that may have existed in my youth—if it ever did—has been transmogrified into a "Greedy Opposition Party" whose false prophets of doom and gloom are ever ready and willing to use their television "snow blowers" to stir up a blizzard of "snow" to cover up, or "uglify" all of the progress that has been made in keeping America's "gold-painted Battleship of State" afloat after it was nearly sunk because the previous "Captain" recklessly steered it into an economic "iceberg".
As mentioned before in my presentation Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled Can you hear the voice of Wisdom? — or only the voice of Inanity?, it was only because "off the record" trillions of dollars in "mystery money" from "unidentified" sources was used to plug the gaping hole caused by the inability of the previous "Captain" to steer clear of danger, economically and militarily, that those who didn't go "underwater" during the aftermath have been able to sustain reasonably normal lives.
And many of the wealthiest sightseers on the "gold-painted Battleship of State" were able to maintain, and even improve their super-normal level of living the high-life on the "poop deck", helping to steer the "nose-diving" Battleship from its rising rear-end as self-appointed "Rear Admirals".
A "Rear Admiral" is a commissioned officer above that of a Commod-ore" or "Comm-odor" (or at least the "bottom half" Rear Admiral is, and below that of a "Vice" Admiral. An Admiral is the commander of a fleet's "flagship" which flies the Admiral's personal flag for everyone to admire. Don't blame me for the double-entendres. I'm just trying to describe this "ship-load" of "fools"—with all due respect.
Imagine how much greater the level of recovery might have been if certain pugnacious individuals weren't continually trying to blame the current "Captain" for not preventing the printers of the "mystery money" plug from packing it into place before he was able to grab the un-manned, spinning wheel when the previous "Captain" vanished into a fog bank.
Apparently those who aren't happy with the way the gold-painted Battleship of State has been kept afloat would have preferred that it be allowed to sink to the bottom, taking everyone underwater with it, so they could miraculously "part" the rapidly rising Sea of Red Ink and repair the gaping hole in the hull with one empty hand, on a sea-bed dried out by their political hot air, while continuing to fight off every imagined enemy with the other hand, when they weren't using it to direct workers to add a few more layers of 24K gold paint to the poop deck.
The traditional conservative GOP, or Grand Old Party got lost in the "bushes" after President Reagan gave it its "best" public image—even though the true image of the period of "Reaganomics" has been transmogrified into a make-believe image of something much more "wonderful" than anyone thought it was at the time. But now there isn't even a slight resemblance between the less-than-wonderful image Reagan portrayed with his "acting skills" and what a relatively small crowd of greedy obnoxious paranoids want to impose on America. Sadly, many who have always voted for the GOP, and always will, haven't noticed the changes.
During what many current Republicans think was the "idyllic Reagan reign", I lost an office job that allowed me and my young family to live relatively comfortably on a single source of income throughout my twenties and thirties. Then the very large corporation that had recently purchased the well-known national trucking company I worked for, decided it should transport the company's California headquarters to another state where it could hire non-unionized employees to do the same office work for "half" the wages. And that's what it did.
But before long, even those new employees lost their jobs when the effort to translocate "skidded off the road" to greater job security for the Corporate heads, and they decided what was left of the "PIE" wasn't enough for them to share with anyone else—so they sold what was left of the business rather than "keep on truckin' ".
Union leaders and negotiators can certainly appear to be "greedy" on behalf of others at times—usually "contract renewal time"—but is requesting company benefits for others, beyond what might be reasonable, during negotiations, worse than covertly hoarding company benefits beyond what is reasonable all of the time?
Most of the hundreds of us in the office workers' Union were willing to work for much less than the Union negotiators tried to get for us every three years; and only a very few confrontational loud-mouths who didn't seem to value their jobs were willing to "strike". But because of the negotiating team's efforts to convince a "room-full" of company executives to re-distribute the company's wealth in a little more balanced ratio—hundreds of workers, and their families were able to live at an income level slightly closer to the income level the corporation bosses thought they were entitled to enjoy exclusively—as if they were building the company by themselves.
Throughout almost everyone's life, there will be many opportunities to choose, and demonstrate with personal behavior, which approach to government is the best. If a family is "ruled" by a father who thinks he deserves the "lion's share" of the benefits that can be purchased with his earnings; even though the mother may actually be doing more real work at home throughout each day; the only benefits he gets will be those he can buy. The rest of the family won't even want to give him the "benefit of the doubt" they have about his worthiness to be called a father.
And on a national scale, if a nation has recently been ruled by a "room-full" of individuals who think they alone are entitled to allocate use of the "lion's share" of everyone else's income tax on more warfare and less welfare, the increasing number of victims of more warfare and less welfare should begin to take advantage of every opportunity to reject any new would-be rulers who take pride in their plans to chisel away at every possible form of social welfare, even as they brag about how much more money and resources they hope to squander expanding an already bloated and ineffectual military system.
The End-time prophesied in all traditional Messianic and Christian scriptures pictures a horribly oppressive government ruled by "GOG", who is the only true Satan. He will not use the name "GOG", but will claim that he is GOD. The only way he will be able to attract worshipers is by allowing them to live in luxurious "bubble worlds" in the form of exclusive cities which will use the rapidly dwindling resources of the World for their own pleasure with no regard for those outside the cities who are being deprived of the resources being imported into and wasted by those willing to worship "GOG"; or his human counterpart, the anti-Christ "Gog"—the human who's image Satan will use to personify himself in all idol formations.
The former general location of the ancient Babylon ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, and the original Babylon ruled by Noah's great-grandson Nimrod, will be supernaturally restored into the Satanic Capitol of the End-time World. All of the misery and deprivation suffered by the people of Iraq in recent times will be completely overshadowed by what will occur in that area, and throughout the entire "Mediterranean World" during the End-time. And no current national military power will be able to prevent it—because they will no longer exist as "military powers". But many will not care—those who are allowed by Satan and his global network of Devil Princes to enjoy lives of incredible self-indulgence as enforcers of oppressive restrictions and theft of resources from the desperate so that it can be given to the rich.
The true GOD will be using this period to determine who, throughout the entire World, will be worthy to remain as human citizens, or even supernatural rulers of the Messianic Kingdom of GOD during its establishment. Those who will risk death to provide food, clothing, and shelter for those chosen to spread the knowledge, or Gospel of the imminent return of the Messiah, during the End-time, will undoubtedly be allowed to "enter" the global Messianic Kingdom of GOD as human citizens.
The primary characterization of the global separation of those who will be willing to reject the lure of exclusive luxury living at the expense of all others is found in the well-known portrayal of how a part of the global separation will take place in the center of World-wide idolatry at the time—Jerusalem. There is absolutely no evidence of anything occurring now that resembles the global idolatry that Satan will enforce when he is allowed to fully exhibit the magnitude, and the limitations of all of his GOD-given supernatural powers during the End-time.
25:31 When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
25:33 And he shall set the "sheep" on his right hand, but the "goats" on the left.
25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the World:
25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in;
25:36 Naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came unto me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty, and gave you drink?
25:38 When did we see you as a stranger, and took you in? Or naked, and clothed you?
25:39 Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came unto you?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Truly I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, your mother and your brethren stand without, desiring to speak with you.
12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in Heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;
25:43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in; naked, and you clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.
25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you?
25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.
25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting [Millennial age-lasting] punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.
Money can certainly buy happiness—just give a huge "tax deductible" "charitable" donation to a Church "building fund" and see how happy the preacher gets. But building lavish church buildings and temples does not cause GOD to give special favor those who have done it, so they can "worship" on padded pews in air-conditioned comfort. GOD needs no massive churches or temples made by humans to attract those who will be allowed to "enter", or live in the global millennial Kingdom of GOD.
During the establishment of the Kingdom of GOD, the re-distribution of what's left of this World's wealth, and the unrestricted creation of new resources will be global, with no one continuing to suffer because of the excesses of a few. No Church congregations should consider it necessary to practice living in artificial "splendor" in "this World" as if the Kingdom had already come—or as if their Church is the Kingdom that was supposed to come.
There will be only one glorified Temple in the Kingdom of God, located on a massive new mountain created by the power of GOD in Jerusalem after the splitting and spreading of the Mount of Olives. The Messiah, Yahshua will "build" his millennial temple, or translocate it from its current location in Heaven, over a three-day period, immediately after every stone of Herod's Temple complex, including the massive megalithic foundation stones still in place have been "thrown down" the rising mountain, exactly as he said. That Temple was seen and explored in vision and described in extensive detail by Ezekiel. It was also seen in the End-time revelation visions given to the apostle John.
40:2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the South.
47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the House; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the House eastward: for the forefront of the House stood toward the East, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the House, at the South side of the altar.
47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the East country, and go down into the desert, and go into the [Dead] Sea: which being brought forth into the Sea, the waters shall be healed.
14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the East, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the East and toward the West, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the North, and half of it toward the South.
14:5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal. Yes, you shall flee, like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with you.
14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark;
14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former [Dead] Sea, and half of them toward the hinder [Mediterranean] Sea: in Summer and in Winter shall it be.
14:9 And the Lord shall be King over all the Earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
14:10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
14:11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
The majestic Jerusalem Temple will continually draw representatives from all of the "new" nations being re-established around the World. But the true value of it will be derived from the activities of those who will govern the World from within it. Those who will be able to devote all of their newly acquired supernatural powers to continual improvement of the welfare of humanity—social welfare. The warfare of humanity will be abolished.
2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations far off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
All of us have a brain that lives inside of a "bubble" made of flesh and bone. Some "bubble heads" of flesh and bone may be beautiful to look at, but they do not beautify the brains within, or make them valuable to GOD. It is the quality of a person's efforts to help others besides himself that makes him valuable to GOD—not simply promising to do something to help others while accumulating a history of only helping oneself.
If you have a life that involves anyone other than yourself, you have important choices to make every day of your life. Will it be Satan's way—or the Most High Way. Don't give the Lord, Yahshua a reason to call you a "Satan", as Peter did. And don't give leaders of other nations a reason to call your nation a "Satan", as some have done. Make the correct choice every time you get the chance and you may become qualified to help others make those choices throughout the millennial Messianic Kingdom of GOD—able to suddenly appear "in the flesh", and leave just as suddenly.
30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no more: he will be very gracious unto you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer you.
30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be removed into a corner any more [limited to a "school room"], but your eyes shall see your teachers:
30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.
24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
24:28 And they drew near unto the village, where they went; and he made as though he would have gone further.
24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at food with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.
24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
If you do get behind the Lord's efforts to reveal his plans for the near future, don't try to "lead from behind" like a "back seat driver"—or a cowardly "Commander" willing to destroy the stability of countless families inside and outside of his nation by sending troops into unnecessary battles to make himself look like a heroic defender of his national pride—while failing to accomplish anything he should be proud of—like helping to keep peace in the World, rather than war.
Especially don't support would-be rulers who claim they can move the nation forward by going backwards. A mannequin can look somewhat like a human dressed in the latest fashionable clothing standing in a display case that presents an artificial depiction of the real World. The term mannequin means "akin" to, or having the appearance of a man.
To save display space, a mannequin could have two fronts, "back-to-back", like some multi-tasking scare-crows, but standing on a slowly whirling turn-table so that you would never know which direction it is pretending to look toward. Is it "looking" forward?—or backward? Or is it just pretending to be looking in the direction of the real humans looking at it thinking they might want to be able to dress in the latest, most expensive clothing the mannequin is wearing.
Do you think "snow globes" are appealing?—or appalling? Inside a small glass housing is a peaceful, idyllic little "world, perhaps containing small plastic people skating on thin plastic ice, but already underwater, oblivious to the fact that someone could turn their tiny "world" upside down just to see a flurry of artificial "snow" fall through the liquid, covering their miniature "world" in a slightly different configuration.
Oh, what fun it is to ride backwards, with the cart before the horse having no idea what direction you're going—just believing a shake-up to reconfigure the "snow" will conceal all of the ditches beside the road so everyone can ignore them.
6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete likewise it shall be measured to you again.
6:39 And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
Or perhaps you prefer a more sophisticated approach to solving all of the nation's problems which can be represented by a few sketchy plans. And if any of the plans get too much negative press—no problem. Just turn the list of "plans" upside down, and shake it all around, and create another two-dimensional, childish sketch of how to solve all of the nation's problems "on day one" without any effort or additional expense.
If you have believed the continual propaganda portraying the current ruler of a well-known nation as the Devil incarnate; consider the platitude: Better the devil you know—than the devil you don't. Although it's better to not have to know any devils, it can be very dangerous to believe someone who says you can have everything you desire right now, with no limits on your freedom, if you'll just follow whoever it is that is saying that. Remember Adam and Eve. And read my presentation:If You Want To Know Good and Evil, and Be Like Gods—Read This
Is the United States of America a "great Satan"?
Perhaps we need to see how "Jesus Christ" defined the term in its broader sense when he called one of his favorite disciples, Peter, "Satan".
Peter was called a "Satan" because he often interfered with GOD's plans for the World
Peter presumed that he understood GOD's plan regarding the Messiah better than Yahshua understood it, in spite of all of the evidence of Yahshua's direct knowledge of GOD's will.
16:15 He says unto them, But whom say you that I am?
16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living GOD.
16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in Heaven.
16:18 And I say also unto you, That you are Peter [a stone], and upon this "Rock" [gesturing toward himself] I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
16:19 And I will give unto you [disciples] the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatsoever you shall bind on Earth shall be [what has been] bound in Heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on Earth shall be [what has been] loosed in Heaven.
16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord, This shall not be unto you.
16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get you behind me, "Satan"; you are an offence unto me; for you savor not the things that be of GOD, but those that be of men.
When Yahshua called Peter a "Satan", it was not because he had just decreed him to be the first "Pope". Peter was never a "Pope"—nor a "Satan". Peter never imagined himself to be the "rock" Yahshua was referring to, which was himself.
9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:2-6
10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual food;
10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom GOD raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you whole.
4:11 This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Peter's self-aggrandizing braggadocio about "courageously" defending Yahshua did not impress Yahshua, but it led other disciples to think they also could impress the Lord with empty boasting about how they would defend him.
14:28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
14:29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
14:30 And Jesus says unto him, Truly I say unto you, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times.
14:31 But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any way. Likewise also said they all.
22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren.
22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.
22:34 And he said, I tell you, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that you shall three times deny that you know me.
Peter thought he was demonstrating leadership by pre-emptively striking out with a deadly weapon against an imagined threat that didn't exist.
18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath; the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
26:49 And forthwith he [Judas Iscariot] came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus [Peter] stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and struck off his ear [attempting to split his head in half].
26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again your sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and He shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Even after Yahshua directly reminded Peter about his habit of lying, he couldn't believe he was capable of lying to everyone until he was confronted with facts that he finally acknowledged were true.
26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, you Christ, Who is he that struck you?
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace; and a damsel came unto him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you say.
26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrayed you.
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times. and he went out, and wept bitterly.
5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
Peter's "Satanic" lack of restraint almost caused him to "sink" all of his future chances of influencing the entire World for the "betterment of all mankind". And that is not an overstatement. In a silly sense, it could have been called "the sinking of the Satanic". But the Lord would not let it happen because it would have interfered with GOD's will.
14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves; for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come unto you on the water.
14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?
14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Just a few years ago, before the current U.S. Presidential administration took over, the American economy was almost "sunk" by reckless lack of restraint among those who were never able to stop gambling more and more of other people's money for their own benefit. And their belief that they could "walk on water" as "safely" as they had been skating around on "thin ice" for many years, almost sank the great gold-painted Battleship of State known by some as "the only real America".
The entire nation wasn't too big to fail. And one can only imagine the effect that would have had on all of the other very real North Americans, South Americans, and Central Americans, and those who are "un-American" who populate the rest of the World. We are all connected to each other, and to the rest of the World, though many who think they are the only "real Americans" want to exclude anyone they consider to be competition in the "job market"—even for countless jobs they wouldn't consider applying for; and wouldn't be qualified for.
I present this only slightly facetiously (jokingly). Consider this suggestion as a way to prevent "Mexicans" from filling so many of the still available supposedly "unskilled" agricultural, and domestic jobs, and skilled construction jobs that some imagine "Americans" could perform much better if they ever bothered to go stand in line and seriously ask for the jobs—and had the experience doing the jobs at the level required.
Some "Americans" blame "Mexicans" for unfairly filling what's left of what was an enormous number of job openings in the home improvement category that used to exist during the "housing bubble". One of the things that group of narrow-minded "Americans" needs to learn is that just because those who seem to have most of the jobs improving the homes and yards of America speak Spanish as their preferred language, it doesn't mean they are natives of any town in Mexico, or even from any other area in Central or South America where Spanish is the common language.
Millions of Spanish-speaking individuals, whether or not they prefer to call themselves Hispanic, or Latino, or "Mexican" have been born and raised in America, as "full-blooded natural-born citizens" who learned their preferred language from their parents, and everyone around them rather than from an "English only" public school.
Preferring to speak Spanish, or any other language other than "American English" should not disqualify anyone from being the first to be considered for any job they can handle if they are the "first in line" asking for it. And that is why so many "English"-speaking Americans are losing opportunities for employment. Too many think that enduring twelve or more years of public schooling should guarantee that you will find a job. Such "devoted scholars" may find a job opening, but if there is someone else applying for that job who is skilled and experienced in actual work, not just "school homework"; who do you think deserves the job?
PROVERBS 6: 6-9
6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
6:8 Provides her food in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep
But back to my only slightly facetious suggestion. Rather than wasting an enormous amount of law enforcement time and money attempting to "eradicate" hard-working, Spanish-speaking "undocumented" laborers from working in "America", why not hire them to teach lazy American teenagers who haven't yet dropped out of public school, what it takes to get a job—effort.
Some of those who have accumulated many years of experience working hard to harvest the crops, or clean and improve the homes and yards of America, or fill countless other jobs, should be hired by American schools to teach the average non-Spanish-speaking American how to go stand in line for on-the-job training, or stand in a home improvement store parking lot, early in the morning, trying to get a job for the day.
And they could also be hired to teach some in their mid-teens, who've never even cleaned up the yard around the house they live in, how to perform actual labor if they do get hired by those who think they're saving America by employing only "English" speakers—ironically. Remember—it wasn't "English" that was the dominant language in "America" when those who first came to live and work in "America" as "undocumented aliens" established their work resumes without a need to learn the "native languages".
As a matter of fact, many bi-lingual Hispanics could provide even more benefit to "America", whether they are citizens or not, by being offered employment as teachers, or tutors of useful conversational Spanish to as many American students as possible so that those students could stop wasting time trying to learn the "grammatically correct" useless Spanish that is usually forgotten the moment they finish their third-year Spanish class. It's something to think about. My own writing isn't "grammatically correct", or politically correct, sometimes; but I don't care, as long as it is theologically correct, and logical. Perfect grammar doesn't cover stupidity.
But back to the future of the World. It doesn't matter how much your way of thinking may have reflected the philosophy of the only true Satan in the past. Peter's attitude and behavior caused him to be labeled a "Satan" by the Lord. Many still think the Lord's attitude and behavior, as documented throughout the Hebrew scriptures, reflects more of Satan's point of view than what should be a reflection of "Godliness". Historical Israel was always more at risk of being destroyed by the Angel of the LORD than by Satan, who has no power beyond what he is allowed to exercise.
Though the Angel of the LORD never considered the need to repent of, or change his attitudes throughout recorded Hebrew scripture, including his final message to "old" Israel in the book of Malachi, he most certainly changed, and even reversed many of his former attitudes toward humans when he was required by GOD to live as a real human and was required to go far beyond simply appearing to be human as he had done many times—for example, his meeting with Abraham and Sarah, and frequent walking tours throughout the "prison camp" of the Exodus generation.
26:11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not detest you.
26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.
26:13 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
23:12 You shall have a place also without the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:
23:13 And you shall have a paddle upon your weapon; and it shall be, when you will ease yourself abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you:
23:14 For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy; that he see, no unclean thing in you [or from you], and turn away from you [and it].
Peter became vastly more valuable to GOD, and the World, when he stopped interfering with GOD's plans, and simply led people to the approach toward life and government that GOD desires all to follow. Follow the example of Yahshua, and Peter, and reject those who think they are Godly, but are just the opposite when they reflect, advocate, and promote the attitudes of the greedy opposition party, known throughout human history as Satan.
2 PETER 3:1-18
3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:
3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the Fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation [ancient discredited "uniformitarianism"].
3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of GOD the heavens were of old [transformed], and the earth [land] was standing out of the water, and in the water;
3:6 Whereby the World that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and damnation of ungodly men.
3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one [week]-day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one [week]-day.
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance [in due time].
3:10 But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth [land] also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the Day of GOD, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new Earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
3:17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Who is Xrayzr?
If you've been wondering who writes the Presentations of Xrayzr Revelations since it first appeared on November 11th of 2011— 11.11.11, you now know. No. I didn't say that I am Xrayzr.
Always remember— GOD is not the author, or originator, of confusion (but he is the author (originator) of peace— 1 Corinthians 14:33. If you read something in Xrayzr Revelations, or in any form of theological "writing " or "scripture" that appears to be confusion, then you are safe to assume that GOD probably had nothing to do with its creation, preservation, or distribution. Don't get carried away with the supposed "holiness" of everything you find in the "Bible".
But if you are confused by almost anything beyond the simplest Sunday School level of theology, don't assume that your confusion validates your opinion that everything you read on this website that confuses you could not possibly have any theological value—or may even be Satanic deception. The disciples of Yahshua were obviously confused by almost everything he tried to teach them while he was still human. But the quality of the understanding of Messianic, or Christian theology that is revealed in the later writing of several of them proves that spiritual ignorance can be dispelled if GOD chooses to dispel it.
During Yahshua's short two and a half year ministry beginning in 27 A.D., he never tried to reveal all of the knowledge and understanding that will properly prepare those who will fulfill his prophecies regarding the spread of the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD. In fact he often confused and repelled listeners by what he seemed to be saying.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speak you unto them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not given.
13:12 For whosoever has [knowledge of the mysteries], to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance. But whosoever has no [knowledge of the mysteries], from him shall be taken away even that he [thinks he] has.
13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:
13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
13:17 For truly I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
1 TIMOTHY 2:3-6
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of GOD, our Savior;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one GOD, and one mediator between GOD and men, the man Christ Jesus;
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
The statement that the will of GOD is to reveal the knowledge of the truth to all men in due time, does not conflict with the prophecy that there will be a period called the End-time during which all, especially those who believe in the Messiah, or Christ, will be tested in many ways to determine who is willing to faithfully wait for the promises that will be fulfilled after the return of the Messiah, and who will follow the lure of false theology and reckless political policy based on lies that promise miraculous acquisition of unlimited health and wealth now, generated out of "thin air", or "clouds of glory" dropping golden snowflakes or "gold dust" on those who choose to believe GOD reveals Himself in that way, or how He reveals those authorized to speak on his behalf. It isn't.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-9
3:1 This know also, that in the last days dangerous times shall come.
3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:4 Traitors, rebellious, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts,
3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth; men of corrupt minds, unprincipled concerning the faith.
3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-12
2:1 Now we plead to you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2:2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the "Son of Perdition";
2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called "God", or that is worshipped; so that he as "God" [actually "GOG"] sits in the Temple [Tabernacle] of GOD, showing himself that he is "God".
2:5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2:6 And now you know what withholds that he "GOG" might be revealed in his time.
2:7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work; and "he" who now allows will allow, until "he" [the Roman PAX-keeping powers] be taken out of the way.
2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2:11 And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned, [those] who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
13:13 And he [the False Prophet] does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the Earth in the sight of men,
13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the Earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the Beast; saying to them that dwell on the Earth, that they should make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
13:15 And he had power to give "life" [animation] unto the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed.
16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs ["little green men"] come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the Beast, and out of the mouth of the False Prophet.
16:14 For they are the [alienated] spirits of Devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the Earth and of the whole World, to gather them to the battle of that great day of GOD Almighty.
GOD won't cover your eyes with "gold" dust or anything else to help you "see" Him better. He will open your mind. It will be an "inside job" that only He can perform. But those who prefer to see magical evidence of GOD's existence will probably be among those "elect" who will believe lies that could result in their participation in an exclusive experience with the Lord—an experience that will exclude them from the Kingdom of GOD. Don't let it happen to you.
My last name is derived from the name of a son of Erik, the Red, the infamous Norse Viking warrior and explorer. His son Leif was converted to Christianity almost exactly one millennium ago and chose to teach others his theology with a peaceful approach in his efforts to reach his expanding World, which some believe included establishing a virtual missionary colony in what would become today's United States of America.
Consider the parallel to the son of David, who renounced his father's violent approach toward the small nations around Israel, almost exactly three millennia ago, choosing to teach others his theology with a peaceful approach in his efforts to reach his expanding World. The "whole World" surrounding Israel hated David because he destroyed their cities under the bloody cloak of "defending Israel". He stole their money and resources, and piled up enormous piles of gold, silver, and other wealth, which helped no one, while claiming it was a building fund for a temple to honor his God, the Angel of the LORD. Please read How to Prevent the Destruction of Israel . . . by God for more of the story.
But almost everyone loved Solomon because he, and the Lord ensured a long period of Peace during which knowledge and prosperity could grow for everyone, which was done not because of any righteousness exhibited by Solomon, or anyone in his nation—but to provide historical proof that the Creator is not a Destroyer—and the Destroyer (Satan) is not the Creator. One is destined to begin ruling the World at the beginning of another millennium, though he qualified for the "job" almost exactly two millennia ago.
Will GOD soon intervene in the World to begin the process of calming the bubbling worlds of politics and religion as a preview of what He has been promising to accomplish through His Angel, the Lord and Messiah, also known as Yahshua, or Jesus, Christ? Will anyone in the current political and religious worlds be useful in facilitating that process? They can be, if any of them choose to stop interfering with GOD's grand plans to bring global peace to the entire World for a thousand years. I've presented a few of the reasons I've become convinced that an intervention is imminent.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it won't be easy to fly into high office, upside down, like an old-fashioned "wing-walker" hanging onto one wing of a stunt plane supported only by the hot air of those who think the Boston Tea Party was a justifiable protest against high taxes. One might think a "teetotaler" who eschews caffeinated beverages wouldn't want to be involved with a Tea Party.
Even though a bird-brained hummingbird, or a bee-brained bumble bee might be able to fly backwards, it isn't because they are using their own ingenuity. It was GOD who designed the capability of everything to do what it does—and the limitation of everything to not do what it doesn't.
The "whirled" of politics will not be allowed to spoil GOD's plan to "turn the World right side up"—either during the preview of the Kingdom, or when it will be fully established as prophesied throughout inspired scripture. Many who oppose His peaceful and generous approach to the World of humans He has created, will think He is turning their personal "world" upside down. But some will allow Him to help them pull their heads out of the "snow"—or wherever it is—and allow Him to turn them upright. Be sure that includes you.
37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the future of that man is peace.