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Awakening Vs Revival is my new book which was published on February 28, 2018. This book goes into the struggle that many are facing when it comes to organized religion. Many believe that at the end of time there will be a great revival and God is going to come and rescue all the believers who call on the name of the Lord. The sad reality for most of these believers is that few if any have adhered to God’s Holy Commandments as spoken through the Prophet Moses by God himself. If the truth be told, there are more red letters of God speaking in the Old Testament than the words that Jesus spoke in the New Testament. And God said to Moses, and God said to Moses. There are multiple Books in the Torah (the first five Books of the Bible) with many chapters where it is God speaking directly to the children of Israel or speaking through Moshe. (Moses real name) pronounced ‘Moe-sha’.
Awakening Vs Revival reveals why our religious systems are in tatters with no one to lead the people. Religion is a business and always has been since the Catholic Church got started and even before then with the Jews who were buying and selling in the Temple of God.
The author goes into detail as to where the concept of a Church service began and how things unraveled to the point where today there is so much darkness in the Christian faith that it is next to impossible to have a relationship with God. Awakening Vs Revival addresses the deep need for people to limit or cut off their ties with organized religion and to cultivate a relationship with God on their own. Here is an excerpt from the book,
In 325 C.E., the Roman Emperor Constantine held and presided over the Council of Nicaea. Among those who attended were three hundred and eighteen Bishops, all of whom had no Hebrew or Jewish heritage. It was during this council that the Seventh-day Sabbath was changed to Sunday in honor of sun-worship. The doctrine of the Trinity was formulated. The Christian holiday Easter was decreed among other formulated man-made rules. It’s important to note that Constantine was not a believer. The rise of the Roman Catholic Church for which many Churches still uphold its teachings and doctrines was formulated out of a political ideology. It had nothing to do with God. Constantine was trying to breathe life into his faltering kingdom and he wanted to use Christianity to help him succeed.
Constantine failed as did Christianity – miserably. A further council saw the forbiddance of Christians to celebrate the Passover with the Jews. Each new ruling that was made Canon Law by the Catholic Church was backed up by the military might of the Roman Army. You did, or you died. There is a video on YouTube that addresses this issue. It’s called ‘80 Popes Tortured and Killed 50 Million People’. I shudder to think what will happen to those popes when they stand before God. During the torturing of innocent people, the louder the victims screamed and writhed in pain the greater it was believed that the victim was delivered from evil.
The Church had its start in death, torture, lies, dominance, and hatred – hatred for the Jews and God’s Holy Instructions. Today, many of the people who say they follow God believe that God did away with the Instructions also called the ‘Law’ in the Bible. They say this occurred when Messiah was nailed to the tree. The reason many Christians believe this has to do with the writings of the Apostle Paul. They have made the mistake of taking one line of Scripture and making it support a complete doctrine or set of beliefs.
There is so much we don’t know and simply take at face value. We believe every word that comes from the mouth of our Pastors without ever searching what is said in the Scriptures. We are steeped in lies and the tradition of man, and should one person try to get out of the mess, they are ostracized, condemned and made fun of. I know I experienced the mocking from a close personal friend when I was trying to explain to another Christian on Facebook the importance of keeping the dietary laws. I was getting nowhere with the Guy, he had a scripture out of Timothy that was taken out of context and was using it to support his erroneous belief that the letter to Timothy made it clear that we can eat pork and shellfish. My friend posted, “Blah, blah, blah…I dig pig…” and then he went on to say we should all try to get along with each other and love our brother. By the time the discourse was over, the guy I was trying to teach wanted to go to my friend’s house for a pork roast. They became buddies. I was so upset by their blatant arrogance, cockiness, and pride that I blocked both of them for quite a while. They were basically high-fiving each other while mocking me in the process.
The sad reality is that the Christian who I was showing why it’s important to abstain from eating pork and shellfish called himself a graduate from Bible School. He felt he knew all there was to know about the subject and instead of trying to reason with me, he chose to mock and make fun of me. He told me that his only source is the bible and wouldn’t hear of any talk or teaching that was contrary to his belief system. Christmas and Easter are pagan holidays and to learn the truth about such holidays, you have to look outside the Bible to find out what happened and where these two holidays originated.
And such is the state of most Christians. If they are shown something new or something that challenges their erroneous belief system, they usually choose to tell you that you are judging them, or they start to mock you. The same can be said for Islam which is another man-made religion.
Awakening Vs Revival talks about the deep rift there is between God and those who say they call on his name. Few if any desire to be awakened and should you try, all you get is a backlash. If people are so sure that they know what they are talking about, prove me wrong. The Seventh Day Sabbath has never been changed to Sunday. A man was responsible for that. If you ask a charismatic Christian if they adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church they will vehemently deny it. Yet, they hold onto many of the teachings of the Catholic Church, the change of the Sabbath Day being one of them.
In Awakening Vs Revival, the reader is challenged to dig deeper and to investigate the meanings of words. They are admonished to be Bereans and investigate and question everything they have been told. We’ve settled for the lies and traditions of man. There is no one who seeks God, no, not one. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. If you think you are an elite Christian believer and you desecrate the Sabbath on a weekly basis, eat pork and shellfish and other unclean creatures, desecrate God’s Holy Feast Days and Appointed Times, and observes Christmas and Easter, you are a fool. You can say you’re saved your entire life, but your faith is built on sinking sand. And one day you will stand before a very angry God who will punish you based on your refusal to obey his Commandments.
Awakening Vs Revival will leave you with one choice: Repent or get off the pot. It doesn’t matter if we call ourselves Christians, Jews or Muslims, if we forsake God’s Commandments in lieu of our false beliefs and traditions we will never make it to the promised land. We will either be sent to the Lake of Fire which no man, woman or child would ever want to go or if God spares us, we will find ourselves outside the Holy City of God, the New Jerusalem for eternity. Awakening Vs Revival goes into the concept of one finding themselves outside of the Holy City.
God wants his children to experience an awakening in their lives as to who they are and who he is. A revival is temporal and lasts for a season, whereas an awakening lasts a lifetime. A revival is a corporate event while an awakening is very personal, it’s between you and God. A revival will never save the world whereas if enough people experience an awakening there can be a paradigm shift in our thinking and we may be able to thwart some of what is coming down the line for us.
You may ask, “what does it mean to be awakened?” The answer rests partly with what is written in this post. We have to go back to the basics and stop labeling ourselves with words like “I’m a Pentecostal.” “I’m Baptist.” “I’m a Catholic.” We have to become one with each other like Jesus prayed in John 17.
You think you’re a scholar without ever having studied? You think you can twist scriptures based on erroneous interpretations? You think the New Testament replaced the Old Testament? You think the Messiah nailed His Torah to the cross, thus making it null and void? You think you don’t have to follow the Instructions of God (Torah) because you have faith? Your faith means nothing without doing the works of God and those works include obeying God’s Commandments. We can’t just sit on our blessed assurances and live in a fairytale world and think God is going to bless us because we go to Church, pay our tithes and run off the mouth with our ‘vast’ knowledge of scriptures that we quote to people.
God is not colly waddling his children any longer. It’s time to get in your face and with everything in me to tell you: WAKE UP!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to go ahead in life, gaining more and more money? Have you ever wondered why there is a smaller and smaller piece of the pie left over for you and your family? For many of us we pay our tithes, we go to Church faithfully, we do all the things we should do as Christians, yet we still lack a lot of things especially true happiness, contentment, and prosperity. God wants us to have an abundance but for some reason money eludes us. The more we run towards it, the faster it runs away from us. Why is this? If we are doing all that we can to have money, why isn’t it coming to us? In his book, The Wealthy Christian, Paul C Moore goes into depth about proper tithing, accessing God for an abundant life, and learning the Laws that will bring us true prosperity. The Wealthy Christian was written for those of us who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We know there must be more and we want more. The Wealthy Christian shows us how to have more, to have an abundance and never feel lack again. It’s time to get off the hamster wheel and get to the one who holds the combination to God’s treasure chest and start living the life you only dreamed of. You can have it all if you follow the what is presented in this book. You don’t need to have a fancy job or career, just a desire to open your heart to God and let him teach you the truth from The Wealthy Christian. The book costs $4.99 or less in some markets which is a pittance for the valuable knowledge found within its pages. You owe it to yourself to purchase this wonderful resource to enable you to have the prosperity and abundance you so desperately deserve.
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As the last millennia comes to an end, never has there been such a time as this. God wants his people prepared, at peace and prosperous. We need to be out of debt and we need to experience the abundance of God and have a true abundance of wealth in our lives. We can’t live without money and we can’t truly experience an abundant life until we read The Wealthy Christian.
God Bless you,
Paul C Moore
This book is a story of my life thus far. It includes excerpts of what happened to me during the twenty-eight years I spent in organized religion. In that time, I met some nice, well-meaning people, but I also met some very sick people. Some of these people were laity others were leaders. I met some very toxic leaders in some of the Messianic circles and Christian Churches I attended. I concluded that most in this system of religion have little or no desire to actually follow God, much less have a relationship with him.
I met people who would have taken the eyes out of my sockets and come back for the holes. Their behavior was evil, mean and cruel. They had no heart for God but only desired to suck money and time out of their faithful followers. Many people were destroyed in the swath of their ministry and to date, many people don’t recognize these wolves in sheep’s clothing.
I include what happened in the formative years of my life and how toxic religion and the people in it became. I really thought the Church served to heal the broken and raise up those who were slated for death. In my experience with Churches and Church people is that their behavior only aggravated the situation. You either sink or swim and what I saw was a lot of sinking people.
I also offer hope at the end of the book by sharing with the reader some of the lessons I have learned from my life of fifty-five years. If you are looking for a different perspective on God, and want to see first hand what it was like for me to go to Church, and eventually come out of it as a true believer, then this book is for you. God Bless you and may you learn what is really going on down here on Earth and how toxic is the system of religion.
The book is available on the Amazon Kindle Platform. If you don’t have a Kindle reader, that is okay, you can download the free Kindle app which enables you to read This Boy Can’t Help It on any device. You can read it on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop. You can also read other books like This Boy Can’t Help It or any book on the Amazon Kindle platform. Pick up a copy of the book when you are able. I think you will find it a very good read. To download the free Kindle Reader App, click on the following link Amazon Free Kindle Reader App If you enjoy, This Boy Can’t Help It, look for more books like that from me. You can order this book This Boy Can’t Help It on Amazon
Awakening vs Revival is my latest work. It contrasts the difference between the personal experience of an awakening vs the corporate experience of a revival. In the book, I explain that many revivals that have occurred over the years simply end and for no reason. Could an awakening be greater than a revival? See and read for yourself.
Many in the Church have prided themselves on their previous revivals with great fondness. The sad reality is that there are currently no revivals in North America. Many believe that there will be a great revival that will happen that will bring many into the fold. I have not seen that in the scriptures. The Bible talks about a remnant of people who will be saved from this current time period. They will be people from all walks of life. Former Christians, Jews, Muslims, Atheists and anyone who is willing to have a relationship with God.
The sad reality for most people, Jews and Christians alike, is that we are caught in a web of lies and traditions which blocks us from having a true and intimate relationship with God. Christians will tell you that they know all there is to know about God because they have the Messiah, Jesus. Jews will tell you they know all there is to know about God because they have the Torah. The truth is neither people groups have a true relationship with God. The Christians have said God did away with the Torah (Book of Instructions) when he nailed Jesus to the cross. The Jews have added so many traditions and man-made commands to the Torah that they have made it of no effect. So, neither Jews nor Christians have the true Messiah, Yeshua (his Hebrew name which means ‘salvation’ in English) and neither follow the true Torah.
What will happen to such people at the time of Messiah’s appearing? I truly believe they will end up in a place that will make them very unhappy. The book goes into the final resting place of those who neither follow Torah or Messiah, Yeshua.
Why do I use the term, ‘Unknown God’? It’s because most of us in this day and age truly do not know God, who he is, or what he is like. Christians have made the Messiah and God out to be Christians. Jews hold fast that he is a Jewish God. The truth is, he is neither Christian nor a Jewish God in terms of present-day Judaism. Both people groups have sinned against God either by adding to his words or taking away from them. Christians cannot expect Jesus to bring them to salvation, nor can Jews expect that their keeping of copious amounts of tradition will give them salvation.
An awakening as stated is a very personal experience. It’s between you and God. A revival comes and goes leaving little or no positive effect on current day believers. A revival appeals to a person’s desire to have fun at a Church or other assembly. Whereas an awakening will take a person off the beaten path and allow God to revive their spirit and put them on the narrow path to life. If you never experience an awakening and seek only for revival, you will miss what God wants to do with you. Like I said, revivals are temporary. An awakening will last a lifetime.
The cost of the book will be about $2.99 and will be about fifty pages long. It will be available in the next month, probably somewhere near the end of February or early March. If everything works out, I may have it available sooner.
The book will be available on the Amazon Kindle Platform. If you don’t have a Kindle reader, that is okay, you can download the free Kindle app which enables you to read Awakening Vs Revival on any device. You can read it on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop. You can also read other books like Awakening Vs Revival or any book on the Amazon Kindle platform. Pick up a copy of the book when you are able and it is available. I think you will find it a very good read. To download the free Kindle Reader App, click on the following link Amazon Free Kindle Reader App If you enjoy Awakening Vs Revival, stay tuned for more books like that from me.
There is another book I have written that gives a look into who I am and some of the experiences I have gone through in my life. The book is called, This Boy Can’t Help It and is also available from Amazon. If you would like to view all of my written work you can go to my Amazon Author Page to view all of my books and stories.
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I hope my books will help you to understand where we have come from and where we are going. To experience an awakening, one must be empty of pride and be willing to be taught. God Bless you.
Have you ever wondered why things have gotten so bad on this planet? At the time of this writing, President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-Un are bantering back and forth about a button on their desk. We have many Rohingya Muslims who have been suffering from a possible genocide attack in their home country, and we have many refugees from Syria who have been displaced and are suffering. We have many people in our home countries here in Canada and the United States who are suffering from addictions, bankruptcy, disease, sex trafficking, human trafficking, organ harvesting, prostitution, sexual perversion, and, if the truth be told, there are many other curses that many of us are living. The question begs to be asked, why? Why are things so desperate for us? Why is there so much suffering? I really don’t believe that these issues are limited to non-believers or people who express no affiliation with God. I think those in Churches, Mosques and Synagogues are suffering greatly as well. But why? If believers are the salt of the earth, why are we suffering so much? Many of us work in dead end jobs, have little or no savings for the future, we are broke, hungry, tired and depressed. It seems like so many are making money from us. Big pharma, the medical society, the prison system, the religious systems, it seems like everyone wants our money, yet few, if any want to help us.
The question remains then, why? In this post I am going to do my best to explain why I think this world is spiralling downwards and unless something happens very soon, we will bring this planet and its people to a place where we can no longer exist.
First, let me say that I love my God very much. I refer to him as the ‘Unknown God’ as spoken of in the book of Acts. What do I mean by an unknown god? What I am about to explain is that neither Christians, Jews, or Muslims follow the true God. They do not know him, hence that is why I call him the unknown God. If you don’t know someone and their ways, how can you say you follow them?
Let’s look at the Jews, since they were descendants of the people who were first entrusted with the Commandments of God. God gave them his instructions from through his servant Moses. God foretold the Hebrews that they would eventually turn their backs on him and desert his precious and Holy Commandments. Because of their disobedience, ten of the twelve tribes were lost, leaving only Judah and Benjamin. These two tribes assimilated and are what make up the present day Jewish people in Israel and other parts of the world.
These people struggle with many things their forefathers struggled with at the time of Messiah’s appearing. They are heavily inundated with non-working, man-made commandments which were added to their belief system, along with a myriad of traditions. The sad reality is that most Jews identify more with the man-made commandments and traditions than their actual following of God’s commands. They have added so much to God’s word in the form of their commands which aren’t commands at all, but burdensome rules that make it hard to have a true relationship with God. So, this is the Jews, a people who are aloof from God’s Holy Commandments and instead follow the commands of the sages. The Jews call the Book of Instructions, the Torah. Based on their behavior, they don’t have the Torah, just a whole bunch of thoughts and erroneous beliefs based on man made notions and ideologies. There is no way that the Jewish people could ever lead a person into a deep and personal relationship with God, because they don’t know God, or his Torah.
The next people to address are the Christians. Christianity is a religion that was solemnized by the Roman Emperor, Constantine. From him we get the Sabbath day changed from Saturday to Sunday, the omission of the dietary laws, and the institution of Christmas and Easter which are two pagan holidays. The messiah the Romans promulgated had no Hebrew heritage although he was a Jew born of two Jewish parents, Miriam and Yosef. The Romans stripped him of his Jewish heritage by saying he advocated the change of the Sabbath day, the abolishment of the dietary laws, the doctrine of the trinity, Christmas and Easter, and whole host of other pagan and ungodly beliefs.
Much like the Jews added unholy commandments to God’s word, by adding traditions and rituals that have nothing to do with God’s Holy Commandments, Christians changed God’s Holy and Appointed Times, to pagan, man-made holidays, they said it’s OK to eat whatever you want, that God is a trinity, and in later years advocated that the Book of Instructions is no longer valid, as their messiah nailed it to the cross. The person they will tell you who stands for these changes and beliefs is their savior, Jesus.
Do you see it? The Jews don’t have the true Torah and the Christians don’t have the true Messiah. The enemy has used religion to polarize both people groups and has rendered them powerless by sending both groups a powerful delusion. What is the delusion? Jews have a false Torah and Christians worship a false messiah.
That is the reason why this world is spiralling down to anarchy and chaos. People have forgotten about God’s Holy Commandments and they have forsaken the Hebrew/Jewish Messiah, Yeshua. (Yeshua is the Messiah’s Hebrew name which means ‘Salvation’ in English.)
Didn’t God say a few things about this issue in the Gospel of John Chapter one verse one, In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. Who or what is that word? The word is comprised of the Commandments God taught us through Moses. They are the words that God said he would write on our hearts as part of the New Covenant. The Book of Instructions or Law was never done away with. Jesus nailed the law of sin and death to the cross, because he bore our sins and if we follow him and obey his Commandments, we are no longer under law but under grace. Grace here is God’s ability through the blood of Messiah to forgive our transgression of his Holy Laws.
The Gospel of John has another statement, the word became flesh and dwelt among us. Another scripture, He sent his word and healed them. This word is the Commandments from the Book of Instructions which are synonymous with the Messiah. If you have the true Torah, you have the Messiah, if you have the true Messiah, you have the Torah. If you have a false Torah, you have a false messiah. If you have a false messiah, you have a false Torah.
This is my humble explanation of why this world is going to hell in a hand basket. We have no handle on God’s Book of Instructions, Torah and no handle on God’s Messiah, Yeshua. Both Jews and Christians have no idea what they do and why they do it. Tradition! Lies! Deceit! Manipulation! Control! These words are all associated with these two camps of non-working ideologies. If you belong to these institutions, you will never break free from the mire and muck associated with them. You will never attain a successful life in God. You will never come to know him in a personal and intimate way.
Satan owns Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Many people have said to me that if you accept Jesus you’ll go to Heaven. That too, is a lie or powerful delusion. How can you accept a pagan entity into your heart and believe that he will take you to be with the Father?
Father, wake us from our slumber, restore our minds to sanity, heal our broken hearts and give us a passion for Messiah Yeshua who is your Torah that became flesh.
Our Jewish Messiah made many prophecies, and foretold the future so accurately that many of the things he spoke about are coming true before our very eyes, two thousand years later. An interesting thing that Messiah stated was that people needed to be like new wineskins holding the teachings of the new wine. As the man said to him at the wedding feast, “You saved the best till last.” Messiah’s wine was fresh, new, and so good. It refreshed one’s soul and made the person feel good, literally! The parallel is that is what the Messiah did that for the Israelites. He wanted them to go back to the Torah and learn the Commandments without all of the tradition and man-made commandments which aren’t commandments at all.
I really believe that the early, first century congregants had a passion for the Commandments of God as found in the first five books of the Bible. The Jews call these five books the ‘Torah’. I am going to refer to the Torah as the book of instructions. Some Jews shortly after the ascension of Messiah were eager to look into the Instructions God had written. They had a zeal for the word which became flesh. You see, Yeshua is the Book of Instructions in the flesh. He sent his word and healed them. What word is that? It’s the word from his Book of Instructions. The Book of Instructions and the Messiah are one and the same thing. It’s like the old saying about love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other. If you have the Book of Instructions, you have the Messiah, if you have the Messiah, you have the Book of Instructions. They are one in the same thing.
Now here is where the Jews lost it. Many years ago, the sages of the Jewish people who had many opinions, so much so, that Jews still uphold their teachings all over the world. They chronicled their teaching in a volume of books called the Talmud, or what is commonly called in Jewish culture, the ‘Oral Law’. It is from these books that the Jews derive many, if not all, of their traditions. Along with these traditions, the sages felt that, because they loved the Book of Instructions so much, that they made up more rules so that one wouldn’t even go near the Commandment. It was to them like an added measure of protection. The sad thing is that over the years, people in the Jewish faith started to uphold these rules and regard them as Commandments equal to, or sometimes, greater than God’s original Commandments. Therein lies the problem. These rules, which many Jews live by to some degree or another, have become the mainstay of Jewish culture. They pride themselves in upholding man-made commandments over the Commandments of the Living God. There are hundreds of traditions in the Jewish faith and there are many of these rules that Jews try to live by and to teach others to do so. In teaching others to observe man-made commandments, we are in essence, breaking the Commandments of God. He told us to not add to the Book of Instructions, or take away from it. This Commandment has been broken both by Jews and Christians. Jews have added to the Book of Instructions with their man-made commandments and many Christians believe that these Book of Instructions were nailed to the Messiah’s execution stake, thus making them null and void. The question remains then, “Where do people like this go after they die?”
Messiah stated, “Whoever breaks the least of these Commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven. Does that mean that those who break the Commandments and teach others to do so will be in the Kingdom of Heaven? I’ve often thought, “Well, it doesn’t matter if I’m the least, as long as I am in Heaven.” Let me tell you my thoughts on that line of thinking and this is only my opinion and I’m not saying that it is thus saith the Lord, but here is my take on where the least of these abide when it comes to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let me say that I don’t believe that humans go to Heaven when they die, they go to sleep, and at the blast of the trumpet we will all rise from the dead. So, how can we be in Heaven if we are dead in our graves? Does God thrust us back into the earth only to rise us again? I believe that is faulty thinking. Here is what I have discovered about the fate of the ‘least of these’ and so many other people. We’ll go to the last book of the bible, the book of Revelation, last chapter, the sixth last verse of the bible.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 22:15
To uphold a man-made rule as a Commandment of God and trusting in the rule as a Commandment from God is believing a lie. There should be no added, or subtracted Commandments in God’s book of Instructions.
So, where are these people? It says, ‘For without’ what does that mean? In other translations without is replaced by a different word which may make it easier for the reader to understand. Without can also be read as ‘outside’. So the scripture would read,
For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 22:15
But, where is this place referring to, outside?
Here is where things get very, very interesting. So interesting, that if you catch a glimpse of what I am saying here, it may make your hair stand up on your arms. Let’s see what happens to four people groups after they die. First we have some people who will go to the Lake of Fire and burn up until they are stubble. This is very different from the notion of Hell where it is assumed that people burn forever in heat and torment. If people existed in Hell for eternity, burning and burning isn’t that a form of eternal life? I don’t think God gives people like that any form of eternal life, they burn up until they are stubble in the Lake of Fire.
Next we have two other groups, the bride and the friends of the bride. These people will be with God forever, eternally eating by his side, having fun with him, no eye has seen, no mind can perceive what God has in store for those who love him. Where are these people found? They’re in the holy city of God, the New Jerusalem. A walled city made up of fourteen hundred miles of walls reaching upwards fourteen hundred miles and length and width, fourteen hundred miles. The walls themselves are two hundred feet thick.
Finally, we have the fourth group of people. Here are the people who loved to be lied to by their pastors or rabbis. They never looked into the bible themselves and maintained the status quo all their lives. They taught their opinions and traditions to others with little or no regard to find out what God was actually saying to them from his Book of Instructions. Where are such people found? OUTSIDE of the city. What does this mean for such people? It means that they will never behold God in all his glory. They will never share in his friendship. Yes, they may have made a life changing decision to follow Messiah, but they never went deeper. They never allowed the fullness of Messiah to enter their lives. The never listened to the Father and learned from him. (See John Chapter 6) I can think of no greater pain to have to endure for all of eternity than to never be able to look on the face of God or share in his glory. That is the greatest fear I have, to never be with God. No, if you accept Jesus into your heart, you won’t go to the Lake of Fire, his salvation is a free gift, but if all you do is rest on your laurels and don’t give God the time of day. There is a place waiting for you and it is outside the city.
This post is just my thoughts on the subject. It seems to make sense to me, but everything I know is subject to evolve.
Keep asking questions and don’t settle for an answer that you haven’t researched yourself.
I spent twenty years going to Churches, looking for someone to love me. What I found was a bunch of busy people. Busy with their families, their jobs, their businesses, their bible studies, their Church services, keeping up with the Joneses, wearing facades, competing for positions, judging, condemning, ridiculing, mocking others and the list goes on and on. This rhetoric has nothing to do with having a relationship with God at all. We have all fallen for the strong delusion as spoken about in the New Testament,
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2 Thessalonians 2:11 KJV
The problem with Christianity, Judaism, and Messianic Judaism, is that there are so many lies circulating that it’s hard to know any particular, or single delusion. This is what I mean, Jews say they keep the Torah, and that the Torah is the lifespring of God from which the blueprint for successful societies are laid out. Point noted and yes, that is true. The problem with the Jews is that, for the most part they have made the Torah null and void by placing man-made commandments around God’s Commandments in an attempt to help one further abstain from breaking God’s Commandments, sort of a double dose of goodwill so one will keep God’s Commandments. The problem with this reasoning is that the advocates and writers of these precautionary steps have elevated such steps above the word of God and his Commandments. The Messiah dealt with this when he was on the earth. He was challenged about eating food with unwashed hands by the scribes and Pharisees of his day. Consider,
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15:1-9 KJV
Jewish sages, Rabbis and many others have built man-made fences around God’s Holy Commandments in an effort to please God. Instead all they have served to do is put heavy burdens on people and nullify the Word of God. The have so many man-made rules and laws and none of them are worth mentioning, none of them. One of the worst examples of how the Jews have made a mockery out of God’s Commandments is from Exodus,
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk. Exodus 23:19 KJV.
Not only have the Jews added rules to this commandment, they’ve added a ton of man-made rules. First, this is a commandment based on common sense and mercy. It’s just wrong to boil a baby goat in its mother’s milk. That’s just wrong and God commanded the people to refrain from doing that. The problem is with the Jews they have made the commandment a dietary law, which it is not, and never will be. Because God is merciful he would not want this to be practiced, however, it was a common pagan practice of the day to boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. God, for these reasons did not want his people to follow the pagan traditions of the Canaanite’s who were about to be vomited out of the land.
The Jews, in their misguided, self-righteous zeal for God have taken the commandment to mean that you can’t eat milk with dairy. That means you are commanded to never eat a cheeseburger, eat beef stroganoff, can’t have beef macaroni and cheese. But it gets worse! You have to have two sinks in your home. One to wash the meat dishes and one to wash the dairy dishes, one refrigerator for meat and another for diary, separate plates for meat and separate plates for dairy, separate utensils for meat and separate utensils for dairy. I can’t say this any other way. Doesn’t that sound like absolute nonsense? Indeed it is. All God said was not to boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. Period. That is one of the main reasons Jews do not have a clue when it comes to having a relationship with God, none whatsoever. All they have is an empty set of rules that mean little or nothing to God. I will go with the latter on that one.
I have heard of young men in Jewish assemblies speeding through the reading of certain prayers to make a show. What does speed have to do with anything? Is that how you like to be talked to. Someone spitting out a new word every second which has nothing to do with connecting to the one who made him? This too is absurd. It’s all absurd. Modern Day Judaism is nothing more than a stench in God’s nostrils. A religion based on opinions and man-made rules. No wonder they have such a hard time in life with their enemies. Doesn’t the bible say in proverbs that if a man (country?) pleases the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him?
Now, let’s look at the business of Christianity. First, let me say that Christianity is a man-made religion that never had its origin in God. It came from a political ideology of an insane Roman Emperor who was trying to bolster his failing reign over a divided kingdom. What God intended was to have the Hebrew/Jewish people go out into all nations with their Hebrew/Jewish Messiah and His Torah and change the world from inside out. This did not happen. All Christians have is a very small part of the picture which is the New Testament. The New Testament was Messiah’s commentary on the Old Testament. He brought it out as one would with salt and a pot of stew. He made the Torah savory again and a delight to study and enjoy. A light burden and an easy yoke. The early congregations had a zeal for Torah and for Messiah who was the Torah (Word) that became flesh.
So, what have most Christians done with the Torah? They’ve thrown it out. Don’t need it anymore. Christ died and he took the Torah with him. It’s dead. Null. No good. Fools and blind guides! Don’t you know that these commandments that Messiah talked about were to bring us healing and life. Look around the world today. There are still a ton of Christian ministries and millions of Churches, but why is the world growing darker? It’s not that the devil is now a bigger bogey man than he was before was he? No, all he can do is lie and it looks to me that most Christians and Jews are eating man-made tradition out of his hand in exchange for what could be the greatest relationship they have ever known.
Another thing is that because Christians have thrown out the Torah, how could they ever be considered to be in Covenant with God? God is a covenant keeping God. If you are married, look at the ring on your finger. If you’re a man, what does that tell another woman who sees the ring on your hand? It tells them that you have entered into a marriage covenant with your wife. That ring is the sign that you are in covenant with your wife. So, what is the sign that a person is in covenant with God? Well, I can assure you that most Christians have no idea what the answer is to this question, none whatsoever. And for that reason, I’m not going to tell you. Write to me if you want an answer.
What I’m saying is that most, if not all, Christians are not in covenant with God, nor do they even consider wanting to be in covenant with him. All they want to do is delight in airing their own opinions, much like the Jews. Empty.
So, we see that there is absolutely no way the involvement in any one of these religions will ever bring a person close to God. It might get you close to your Pastor, Priest, or Rabbi, but attending services in any of these religions will never bring you to the place where you walk and talk with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Never. You will have to do things a lot differently if you want to have a relationship with God. Think about it. Don’t you think he has the ability to converse with you? Or is he mute, blind and dumb, like the God of Judaism, and Christianity? That god will never talk to you as he doesn’t exist.
Who is God? God is the Creator who fashioned everything we see and cannot see. He holds the world in his hand and at his choice, he raises and disposes leaders who will or will not do his bidding. He doesn’t need us, we need him. He is full of love and mercy, but with that love and mercy comes responsibility. We just can’t say, “Oh God loves me.” And then have no regard for his Torah who is the Messiah. Jews have a passion for man-made rules, Christians say there are no rules, “Well just stay here and love on Jesus, until he gives us the Kingdom. After all, we’re the bride of Christ, right?”
We’ve got a mess on our hands. Jews and Christians are so bent on having their religion as the focal point of accessing God when in reality, neither way could ever suffice to bring one to God.
So how do you access God? It’s really very simple. You have the answer in your bible. Read it. Pray to God to show you how to have a relationship with Him. One where he talks with you throughout the day. “Is that even possible?” You may ask. Yes, it is very possible, but keep in mind you will never achieve this without first leaving your religion behind. It’s time to grow up. We’ve been playing games with God. No more games. If you have read this and you are sincerely interested in having God talk to you on a daily basis, email me and I will tell you what has worked for me. Thank you and God bless you. One hint: God does not reveal himself to casual inquirers.
I do not truly understand all of the perils a person faces in being a part of the LGBTQ community. I know that I personally used to lambaste homosexuals in my workplace years ago and I had an air of superiority when it came to individuals with a different sexual orientation. I worked at a restaurant where one of my co-workers was Gay and things did not go well for us. I was very judgmental and critical of him. At the time, I called myself a Christian and was filled with spiritual pride. In my mind, he was going to Hell and I was on the road to Heaven.
Looking back, I think that had I died in that state, I would not have made it to Heaven. I was pompous, arrogant, a know-it-all and I really thought I had an ‘in’ with God because I went to a Pentecostal Church, paid tithes and thought I had arrived when it came to having what I thought was a relationship with God. This particular co-worker, Robert (not his real name) and I fought continuously. I hated him and wished he was dead. After all, I was the Christian, to me, Robert knew nothing about God and I was the authority, or so I thought. That all happened in 1987. Going ahead to 2013, I was working at another restaurant and it was there that I had the opportunity to serve Robert and his boyfriend. I offered my apologies for being such an asshole back in the day and asked if he would forgive me for the hurtful way I treated him. I remember after he finished his meal, he came up to me and put out his hand. I shook it and he put his other hand over my hand and said, “Paul, everything is okay, it’s all in the past.” I was very grateful to hear those words and felt I had made a friend.
Again, looking back to that time with Robert, I didn’t realize how thin the ice was on which I was skating. To me, Robert was real and I was a fake, a phony and a person that most people, outside of church would not want to associate with. If I was me, I wouldn’t wanted to have associated with me either. I was such a jerk. I looked down on and judged everyone I came in contact with. So, today, I am offering up a HUGE apology to members of the LGBTQ community and hope that anyone I have hurt by my words could forgive me. My greatest desire is to see everyone on this planet happy and enjoying life and that includes my LGBTQ friends.
Life can be hard and so many of my former Christian friends, of which I used to be a part of, looked down on anyone who was different or didn’t seem to measure up to the standard of what people thought a Christian should be. In my travels through Christianity, I found several men who struggled with their sexual identity and these men would have wished that I shared that same persuasion. They called themselves Christians and desired to be intimate with me. I was very indignant with them, but in later years, I had struggles of my own.
Today, I desire that all people, and that includes my friends in the LGBTQ community, that we enter into a true relationship with God whereby we forsake the ideologies of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to promote love and harmony with each other. If the truth be told, there are major issues with every religion on this planet. The greatest being the reality that religion has served to keep us separated from each other. Meaning that if I am of a different denomination, chances are I would not associate with you and you won’t associate with me. I think I am beginning to truly grasp the old saying, birds of a feather flock together. And there are many strange birds out there, all claiming to be the one and to hell with all the rest.
This type of thinking leads only to more separation and judgment. No one can claim rights to God and I am beginning to realize he truly loves us all, LGBTQ, straight and everyone else. If the truth be told he doesn’t bear a grudge against anyone. All he desires is that we come to him and ask for his friendship in our own words and way and to begin to cultivate that relationship with him. I know that God’s words appears to condemn certain members of the LGBTQ community, but I really believe that my brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community are going to experience an awakening as to who God really is and when they get even a glimpse of him, he will change their lives forever. Does this mean that my brothers and sisters will stop being LGBTQ? That’s none of my business. God wants us all happy and enjoying life and that enjoyment comes with having a father/son father/daughter relationship with him. A relationship with God is a very personal thing and no one has the right to tell another person what they think that person should or should not do. That’s the problem with most people in religion, they think they have the right to dictate to others what they can and cannot do. If the truth be told, life is like flying on an airplane that loses altitude and the little masks fall from the ceiling. We’re told to put the mask on ourselves before trying to help another person. The problem I see in religion is that we have tried to change everyone else while we ourselves are in a comatose state and are completely unable to do anything. We don’t see the bigger picture and we certainly do not know God who is the BIGGER picture.
God loves us all and that includes ALL members of the LGBTQ community.
God desires that all people would come to him for friendship and love.
God desires that ALL men and women would eradicate religion from their lives and truly embrace a relationship with Him, OUTSIDE the box of religion.
I came across a post on a website that had the following title: ‘4 Little-Known Rules For Observing Yom Kippur.’ The post went on to identify the rules that the writer said should be followed in observing this Holy Day. They stated to wear white as a sign of purity, abstain from sex, abstain from wearing leather shoes, abstain from eating and drinking among other things. The question begs to be asked, are these rules of men or God? I believe the answer is men. Messiah dealt with this when he challenged the leaders of his day about elevating man made rules to be equal or greater than the Commandments of God.
I searched the meaning of ‘afflict’ on a website called www.blueletterbible.org which gave the Hebrew definition of afflict. Among other things, the definition included humbling ourselves, and submitting. I see this as two fold, humbling ourselves before others by asking them to forgive us. And if after searching our hearts over the past year, we submit to God’s Commandment to forgive others who have sinned, or violated Torah against us. This is referenced by Messiah twice, first when he gives us the Lord’s Prayer.
Forgive us when we sin against others
As we forgive those who sin against us
Messiah breaks the whole issue down further when he makes the following statement from Matthew.
For if you forgive men their sins against you
They are forgiven.
But if you do not forgive men their sins,
Neither will your Father forgive your sins.
These are very strong words and they are Commandments of God. These two verses sum up the essence of Yom Kippur. It is a time to reflect on my treatment of God and others for the past year and seek God and others to find out if I am guilty of sinning against anyone. If it is brought to my attention that I am indeed guilty of sin, then I must reconcile and make restitution for my wrongdoing. This process, to me, makes much more sense than an outward expression of fasting or any other physical act.
Today, I compiled my list and approached a neighbor of mine to ask their forgiveness for something I said to her. I apologized to her for my comment to her that was sinful and very disrespectful. If we want to observe Yom Kippur in the Spirit of the Day, then we have to look at its deeper meaning. A white shirt or a fast of food and water does nothing to suffice for any wrongdoing to others or forgiving others for wrongdoing against us.
After several months I have come to the place where I no longer desire to keep my Facebook account. Had a lot of heated debates on there which accomplished very little. I grew tired of of the many horrible sights I saw and the many people who simply use the site for business. I do not like what social media has become and to me, many of the ‘social’ sites we have only foster anti-social behavior. Have you ever gone into a restaurant and watch two people who should be talking and enjoying each other’s company and instead they both have their eyes glued to their accursed cell phones? I think social media serves to keep people addicted to getting likes, loves, sad, angry and whatever else social sites use to engage their followers.
I grew up without social sites and I look forward to living life without them. They are just like drugs or alcohol or any other addiction. We get the ‘high’ of using the sites and feed off the interaction between people we don’t even know. I really thought that social sites would unite us closer together, but, if anything, I feel they are keeping us farther apart. I’ve lost a good part of my life by plugging into social media sites, only to find that they have left me high and dry. I look forward to living a more sane and sensible life without worrying what is trending or the latest meme that is supposed to change my life. It’s empty, more empty than a wine bottle in an alleyway. I’m done.
I have everything a man could ever want. A beautiful wife, a wonderful place to live, a great job, fantastic friends, all the money I need, all the food I could eat, yet there is one thing gnawing at me and it has been for the past fifty-four years. Where is the love of God that is talked about by people who say they are believers?
When I was young, I saw my father physically assault my mother and when I was a little older, he physically assaulted me. He was a very violent man, and an alcoholic and gambler. I was so afraid of him that I would walk on tiptoes so I wouldn’t upset him. There was a deep-seated fear associated with this man and later, with my oldest sibling, who took over with the abuse when my father left. I was ten years old. When I was twenty-one, I had a Christian salvation experience and started to follow God as a Christian, going to Church every week to hear a message that I thought or felt was going to help me in my walk with God and heal the deep hurt I had experienced in my life.
I think there is one thing that no Church, Mosque or Synagogue could do for me and that was to help me really know in my heart how much God loved me and wanted to heal me. I ascribed a lot of my understanding toward God as though he were some hard-nosed task-master who would hit me, like my father would, when I did something wrong.
I have been told that he accepts me just the way I am, yet in most assemblies I was in, I felt like a social outcast. I had a very close friend in a Church I went to and he stopped being my friend because he didn’t approve of the woman I married.
I reached out to a retired Pastor, when I was in my early to mid twenties and asked him if he could spare an hour a week of his time, because I was confused about a lot of things and had a lot of questions. He answered me by saying he was too busy for that and walked away from me.
I don’t hold anything against these people, but I think they left an indelible mark on me and that mark was, “You’re not worth it, Paul.” I have had so many give up on me and close the door to me, and, yes, I was quite a handful and still am today. I ask the question: Does love still exist today? And if it does, what does it look like?
I was told by a new believer, at the time of my conversion to Christianity, that God is much like a yo yo. You can get so close to him, but the cord can always be cut. This is how I lived my life for thirty years. Uh oh if I do that, God is going to dump me for it, or uh oh, if I don’t do that, God is going to forsake me for it.
In recent years, I have noticed severe discrepancies with the Christian God, the Muslim God and the Jewish God. To be honest, I don’t want to follow any of them. I want the real God. The one that Apostle Paul said was the ‘UNKNOWN’ God. Many of us don’t know if God loves us because we DON’T KNOW GOD!!!!! What I realize, now is that no one knows the real God, if they did, they would be the most sought after person in the world.
This is what I have learned from the three false gods of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
In Christianity, their God is all about the money and making a show. God goes broke every weekend and needs a whole pile of cash to support his needs. He tells us to do whatever we feel is right and we’ll all make it in the end!
In Islam, their God tells you to impose your religion on other people and if they don’t follow you, tax them, or cut their heads off, or do some other terrible thing to them.
In Judaism, their God tells you that you must live with an ever-growing amount of tradition. They have added so many commandments to following God that aren’t commandments at all.
So… will the real God please stand up? I’m tired of the fake and phony gods. I’m tired of the fake and phony people who follow the fake and phony gods. I’m so sick of religion and the lies that goes along with it. I’m done. In the twenty-eight years I spent in religion, no Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, or Imam could put Paul back together again. Why? Because no Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, or Imam cared to do so.
Am I angry? It’s more sadness than anger now. How can I reach out to a hurt and dying world and tell them, “Yeah, come to God…he loves you?!!! When many of his people don’t have the time of day for you and could care less about what happened to you. If they feel that way about you, how do they truly feel about God? I mean do they really have a relationship at all?
How does a fatherless generation recognize the love from a father, from God or anyone else, for that matter? Many of us grew up with abusive and violent fathers who beat us, yelled at us, hit us, in some cases sexually abused us. How can we ever think that God the father is on our side and won’t hurt us? The sad reality is that he IS on our side and wants us so desperately to come to him, but because of misrepresentation from Pastors, Priests, Rabbis and Imams, and fellow congregants, we tend run from him. This unnatural fear of God leads us down many wrong paths, making the wrong choices over, and over again and reaping the fruit of those choices.
How can I tell a thirteen-year-old girl who has been raped repeatedly by her father, that God loves her? How can I tell a man that was beaten by his father that God loves him? Who is this God that loves everybody? What does his love look like? Where does one cross the line when God says to them, enough is enough, you’re done, I don’t love you anymore. You may say that the real God is not like that, but that is what many have been taught about him and have experienced the same treatment at the hands of his followers.
For a person who has been abused sexually, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially, how long does it take before you know that God truly loves you? How long?
Listen to me: I know you may like to go to Church, Mosque or Synagogue, but let me ask you a question. Is your religion doing anything to help the world or is it just maintaining the status quo? If we really looked deep into this matter I think we would find that all religious institutions have failed miserably in truly bringing people into oneness with God. Islam is empty, Judaism is empty, and so is Christianity very empty. You might not like me saying that, but it is true. These three religions are responsible for millions and millions of unnecessary deaths. Wars, fighting, torture, beheadings, rape, pillaging, and the list goes on, and on. Yes, I know God promulgated a lot of death in his day as well, but most of the people he wanted dead practiced terrible rituals like burying their first born under the door step or burning them in fire. The Hebrew people also adopted many of these pagan practices and were driven out of the land of Israel, just like the people who preceded them.
If the truth be told,
God does not want your money,
God does not want your Pastors or other religious leaders teaching you about him.
God will teach you all that you need to know about him.
God is not impressed with the size of your building or your congregation’s financial status.
God does not like, and in some cases, hates, your tradition.
God would much rather a couple stay home and congregate as a family then to go to an assembly where gossip, backbiting, flaunting and carousing are the norm. Sorry, but that is what I saw in some of the assemblies I attended. Such assemblies are emptier than a wine bottle in an alley way.
If you truly want a relationship with God, you will eventually have to leave religion behind. You’ll have to shake off all the traditions associated with your religion and start the process of seeking God on your own. You will go through very arid and lonely times and many will choose to mock you and make fun of you. You will leave the beaten path, or what is called the ‘wide road’ that leads to destruction and follow the path that leads to life. Not many people travel this path. They, instead, want to pad the pockets of their Pastors, or other religious leaders in exchange for some pithy sermon, or message that will never change anyone who hears it. You can’t buy your way into the Kingdom of God. God is not moved by money, regardless of the amount. He is after an honest and true relationship with you. Your money will perish, your job will perish, your cars, homes and other material things will perish, the only thing that you will take to the other side is your relationship with God. Depending on how much effort you put into that, you may find yourself in front of a very angry person, who has little or no rewards for you. Believe me, living for eternity empty-handed doesn’t sound very good for anyone.
This is not, “Thus saith the Lord,” or anything like that, but I have come to the conclusion that in 25 years, Islam will be the religion of the majority. I used to fear the notion, but now I think I understand what our father in Heaven is doing. He is judging the world’s religions, just like he did to Israel for the crimes they committed against him by whoring after other Gods.
Most of us who have been in mainstream Christianity have idolized our Pastors, we have had high-minded thoughts about our denominations, we’ve looked down our noses at other denominations, and we’ve thought that we are the chosen ones and have arrived. These behaviors are nothing more than spiritual pride and God says that pride comes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction. It is this haughty, nose-in-the-air attitude that God is judging us for. When the judgment is finished, he will judge Islam. Messiah will not come in September of 2017, nor will he come before all religions and their denominations have been judged. This includes, but is not limited to:
The Catholic Church,
The Anglican Church
The Lutheran Church
The Pentecostal Denomination
The Baptist Denomination
The Seventh Day Adventist Denomination
The Presbyterian Denomination
The Mormon Church
The Wesleyan Denomination
The Apostolic Church
There are many, many more people groups who will be judged because of their arrogance and rebelliousness.
When the Jews were living in Israel and living in rebellion towards God’s Commandments, He sent them people to warn them to turn back to his ways. Time and time again, they killed these people who were sent to them. He foretold of a nation he was raising up to destroy the nation of Israel, the Chaldeans. This would not be an eternal destruction, but a temporary one. Nevertheless, it would happen, as God’s temper was blazing.
I believe his temper is blazing once again, we have corrupted ourselves. We worship money, women, sex, pleasures, children, jobs/careers, Churches, denominations, we have turned a blind eye to the cry of the poor as spoken about in Ezekiel when it was said that the reason why God judged Sodom and Gomorrah was because they stopped caring for the poor and oppressed.
Today, there is no distinction between people who say the follow God and those who don’t. I realize now, that we have gone past the point of no return. We’ve aborted our children, and none of us have lifted a finger to stop the murder of the innocents. Just like no one stopped the murders and torture committed by the Catholic Church when, in the early years, it tortured and killed over 50 million people.
So, where will it end? We will be forced to worship a false god, allah, under the penalty of death. They will put us to forced labor, just like the Nazis did to those they imprisoned in WWII. There will be great bloodshed, like we have never known. NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO STOP THIS, AS THE DIRECTIVE IS FROM GOD HIMSELF.
Many will blame the devil, but he will be judged soon, as well. Don’t think you can stand on the coattails of your Pastor, he is a blind guide who has no power to save. The Christian Church has been created as a business model and a way to perpetuate segregation and division. In its true form, it serves to control the masses. It does not want its people to come to the knowledge of the truth, it wants them to remain in darkness. And darkness shall they remain, video games, music, movies, addictions, greedy appetites, lust, perversion, etc. It will all be judged and that by God, through the members of Islam.
God told the Israelites that the Chaldeans would have no pity or mercy on the young or old. We see this happening in Islam with the beheading of Christians of all ages. We will not be able to escape the wrath of God as put forth through the religion of Islam. It’s coming and there is nothing we can do about it. Donald J Trump can’t save you, nor can any man.
Here are the options I see for anyone reading this. Make your life right with God. Learn his Commandments from the first five books of the Bible. Learn and do them. This is why God has turned us over to the darkness of Islam. We have forsaken his Commandments, his Covenants, his precepts, ordinances and rules. We want to hear what our itching ears want to hear. We could care less about what God wants us to do. Everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes.
There is no way to escape the coming wrath on this planet. I see it coming, and no one can stop it, no one. Be prepared to die. Your choice will be to worship allah or lose your head. Give us the grace dear father to stand firm in our faith until the end. To lose our life is not the end, it is just the beginning.
I really wonder about what is going to happen to the Internet. Will it always be free to access information or will we have to pay for it, or will some aspects of it be banned from the web? What I question is will the sites that are promoting a true relationship with God, will they be outlawed or taken down, and sites that appeal to our broken nature become even more accessible, porn sites, death sites, drug sites, violent sites etc. I am beginning to wonder if that is one of the things that the anti-christ will impose on this world. Illicit sex will be everywhere as man continues to spiral down to depravity. For those of us who take for granted the many positive aspects of the Internet I believe that the dark side will manifest itself in a greater way. Many religious leaders have been caught in the web of pornography and are going nowhere and doing nothing or very little for our God. The wheat and tares will become much more pronounced in the next few years. You will see them in your churches, mosques and synagogues, a people with counterfeit love and using evil motives to get gain for themselves. This is already rampant in the Church and it is only going to get worse. Our world is growing darker by the minute.
So, what does one do? It’s time to get back to the basics. God was betrothed to a wayward wife, Israel, because she broke his Covenants time after time after time. God sent prophets to her many times, and Israel put many of these prophets to death. Today, many ‘prophets’ are telling us that things are going to get better. Rest assured, they are not.
We need to go back to the beginning of the book of the Bible and absorb and process what Father wanted us to know from the Commandments he gave us. These Commandments gave us life if they were obeyed, and the curse of disease and death if they were disobeyed. Look around you, look at the different countries around the world. Tell me, what do you see? Nations of abominations. There are five books of the Bible that you need to spend a lot of time in. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Remnant, those who have been brought out of the world’s religious systems, will be the first to go into hiding. We will be oppressed and martyred while the members of churches, mosques and synagogues look on and scratch their heads, not knowing that a worse fate awaits them on the other side of life. A time will come that new versions of the Bible will be followed that is not God’s word, but half truths that will take many to a place they do not want to go. God’s word and the pursuit of those first five books of the Bible will be banned and those who are caught with them will suffer torture and death. This has happened to the two of the twelve tribes of Israel, Judah and Benjamin; it is coming to all of us. These five books will be removed from the Quran, the Christian Bible, and the Hebrew Bible. Get to the front of the book while you have time. Assimilate the words of these books into your being by reading them over and over. By doing this, God himself will teach you what you need to know. There is no way around this. Either you do this and live, or you will die, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
I’ve often wondered about the whole concept of Hell and the Lake of Fire. I see nowhere in the bible of it mentioning a place where people go to burn forever. There is the talk of people being reduced to stubble, but nowhere do I see a human being placed in a burning torment for eternity. Jesus said he gives eternal life to those who love him and follow his Commandments. If a person burned in Hell forever would that not be eternal life?
Here is an interesting Scripture:
Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. KJV
Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. ESV
This Scripture is found in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. Why is that significant? It because these are the final words of the Apostle John. The Holy City has ascended from Heaven and is now on the earth. It has the river of life flowing through it. The tree of life is found on both sides of the river bearing fruit each season. God and his people are in the city and nothing or no one can hurt them.
Now what about the Scripture: Outside are the dogs…? We see here that the final fate of everyone who practices falsehood or lies, believes and loves lies, (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.) is that they are found outside of the city. The people in this group are not the kind of people you would like to be with. They’re described as dogs, liars, those who believe and love the lies, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, and idolaters.
This people group includes every Jewish, Christian and Muslim who never aspired to have a true and meaningful relationship with God. They became complacent in their walk with him and never rose above mediocrity. They gave money to affluent pastors, priests, rabbis, and imams, thinking that they were giving to God when all they were trying to do was buy their way into Heaven. These people cared little or nothing at all about the plight of the fatherless, the orphans or widows, the poor, the sick, the homeless. Like their religious leaders, the love of money, the cares of life and the pride of life completely occupied their minds.
So, here is the fruit of that lifestyle. You are now outside the huge city of Jerusalem. It is fourteen hundred miles long, fourteen hundred miles wide and the walls are fourteen hundred miles high and two-hundred feet thick. You see the exterior made of pure gold, You are not allowed in the city because you fall under the category of dogs, sexually immoral, liar, believer/lover of lies, etc. This place outside the walls of the city is your resting place for eternity. You will never see the face or glory of God, you will never be allowed to enter the city. The city will be a paradise of fun, happiness and great joy. While you, on the other hand, will never be able to share that joy. You will be what Jesus said is the ‘least of these.’
Mat_5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
So, the least of the people in the Kingdom of Heaven will be those who broke the commandments of God and taught others to do the same. There are no rewards for you, just an eternal ill feeling that you will never see God, yes you will be on Earth by the New Jerusalem, but you will never partake of it. You will never walk the streets of gold, or eat the food therein. Your portion will be that which is thrown out of the city, it’s refuse. You will dine on thrown out food from the Holy City. That will be your main occupation, to find food and water in a dry and barren land. If there is an abundance of food inside the city, I question if there will be an abundance outside the city. That is your reward for disobeying God’s Holy Commandments. No, you don’t burn in tormenting flames, you are tormented for eternity for never being allowed into the Holy City.
This people group includes Christians who ‘accepted’ Jesus into their lives but did nothing for him or his father. They sat like bumps on a log in their pews, listening to boring, unnecessary sermons, and caring only for themselves.
In the past five years, I have tried to argue, debate and enlighten Christians who feel somehow superior in their belief system. All I get in return is scoffing and mocking. I see this in Christianity and Islam and to a lesser degree, in Judaism. So, if people have a disregard for the Torah of God, we see that their judgment will be one of complete and utter shock and horror. They will never see God or experience his fellowship. Is this what you want? To reject Messiah who is the Word (Torah) in the flesh? To refuse to honor his Holy Sabbath by not resting on it? Who believes in the lies of unholy holidays and who refuse to honor and respect God’s Feast days? Is this what you want?
I believe that the Christian Church leaders who knew the difference but refused to tell their congregants the truth will have an even worse fate than all others. I believe the radical Muslims who kill and destroy other people in the name of God will be there too. Jewish people who held onto their traditions and who elevated their man-made rules over the Torah of God will also find themselves there.
There will only be two types of people that will be in the City of Jerusalem: The bride and the friends of the bride. Both people groups will be rewarded for several things: They fed the poor, took care of the widows and orphans, gave shelter to the homeless, took care of the sick, gave water to the thirsty, visited prisoners in jail and clothed the naked. They adhered to and taught others about God’s Holy Torah and prayed for others to come into the fold. These people forsook the gatherings in Churches, Mosques or Synagogues and all other religious assemblies, but chose the lonely path to find God on their own; without the filter of religion.
I don’t think that the worst life lived, or the most perilous times one could imagine on earth, could ever compare to what a person will experience having been forbidden to enter the Holy City of Jerusalem. It will be almost unbearable.
A while ago I sent a good friend an excerpt from my book, Nathan and Abba. It’s called the Church chapter and it is quite a long chapter. In the Church chapter there is a reference to something that happened earlier in the book. My friend didn’t like or didn’t understand a certain part of the latter chapter because it was quite off the wall and if you didn’t know what happened in a previous chapter you would probably draw the same conclusion. If you didn’t know what happened in the previous chapter and just drew your conclusion from the latter chapter would you be representing me or misrepresenting me?
This is what’s wrong with the way we approach God’s Word. We are told to start reading somewhere near the end of the book, the Gospels, which doesn’t give a true depiction of what God wants his Children to know, or understand. Shouldn’t any book be read from the front cover to the back cover? How can you understand a movie if you come into the theater half way through it? You don’t know the plot, who the good guy is, who the bad guy is and so on. What’s even worse is when you latch on to something near the end of the book that you believe to be true, but have nothing from the front of the book to back it up. This process is known as taking something out of context. That is what happens when we base our beliefs in Scriptures at the end of the bible which alludes to something from the front of the book. If we omit what was already understood from the front of the book concerning a Scripture near the back of the book and we run with it, or try to make a doctrine out of it, we begin the process of misrepresenting God. It’s really that simple.
Go to the front of the Bible and read it through carefully and prayerfully. You don’t need anyone to teach you. God himself will teach you, Jesus said God would teach us all things.
All is still in Heaven
All is still on earth
At the time
Of Messiah’s birth
It didn’t happen
On this day
But long ago
That’s why I pray,
Dear Father heal us
And help us grow
So that the world
Will truly know
Why your son was sent
And left his home
To come to ours
So we wouldn’t roam
He wants us all
To come to him
To be so happy
Cause we’ve grow so dim
Our light is out
We just don’t care
That God the Father
Father is waiting
Won’t you come
To receive the blessing
Of his only son
He’ll heal your hurts
And make you smile
He’ll go with you
That extra mile
Turn to him
While there is time
He wants that no one
To be left behind
Come to him
Warts and all
He died and bled
He took your fall
One thing I’ll leave you
One thing to know
That the Father’s love
Never grows cold.
If you’re like most people, when you arrive at this site, you wonder what it is all about and if there is any merit to it. Well, there is! This site has three pages that, if used on a daily basis, will help you immensely in your growth with God. Right now, very few know about this site and I do not spend any money on promotion or marketing. The site is a spiritual site and is designed for people who have come out of main stream religion, be it Islam, Judaism or Christianity and want more out of their relationship with God. If you are reading this, chances are that God himself has directed you here.
The first page that is very important is the Daily Prayers page. Many of the Scriptural prayers and affirmations on this page will help the believer to overcome fear from the enemy. You should go through this page once a day, preferably when you start your day. You should read the prayers out loud because it is written that faith comes by hearing, and hearing, the word of God.
Another thing you should do is read a portion of the Daily Proverbs page. I read a chapter a day as it pertains to the day of the month.
So, on the first day of the month, I read Proverbs chapter 1, on the second day, Proverbs chapter 2 and so on. If there are months with fewer days, I just double up on the readings.
The final thing you should do is read a portion of the first five books of the bible every day, they are called the Torah. You can click on the Daily Torah Reading page that will bring you to the site where you can view the Torah portion and read one of the seven portions each day of the week. Reading the front of the book will help you understand the back of the book.
You should do these things every day as it will build your character, it will help you with discipline and you will acquire Godly wisdom which we all so desperately need.
In addition to these three things, you should set a portion of time, either in the day or the evening and fellowship with your Father in Heaven. This also requires discipline, but I can assure you that if you are diligent in doing this, you will be rewarded by God, because he rewards those who diligently seek him.
Awakening…the process of coming to a real and true understanding of God and his Torah. Revival…conjuring up hype to prolong the inevitable: it’s dying. I know many believers who call themselves Christians are very proud to go by that title, but if we look at what is happening on the earth today we see that Christianity is in a state of decline. It’s not that the people have had the wool pulled over their eyes and are suddenly on a path to hell, no, they are tired of the status quo or the same old same old and they are leaving the Church in droves. I have heard many, many sermons or messages in my life, I have heard many Pastors go on for hours and hours trying to make a point or get a point across to a people who have literally fallen asleep or are struggling to keep awake during the preaching. In most cases it’s the converted speaking to the converted who don’t need a long winded message about a Pastor’s opinion that has little or no relevance to their lives whatsoever.
Going to a Church to hear a sermon or have a bible study does not necessarily mean the recipient is going to grow from what is presented. It’s like a mixed bag from a variety store, or as Forrest Gump puts it, you never know what you’re gonna get. Most of the sermons and teachings I have received from Pastors and other individuals have been sporadic in their flow. Very few addressed the issue I had as a young man who grew up with domestic violence, an alcoholic father and divorce. I am grateful that I survived those things, but I didn’t receive my healing from a Church or Pastor. Instead, I had to search for the truth and do the work of forgiving those who had hurt me.
What does this have to do with revival versus awakening? The answer is everything. For those who have become disillusioned with modern day Christianity we see that such a system no longer suffices for the deep need we have for acceptance and love. I found in my 28 years of experience of Church and Synagogue attendance that there was little emphasis on actually healing the person and allowing them to grow as our Father would like them to grow. If they came into an assembly with lots of zeal it was usually squashed to the point where the new person became like the old: dull and boring. There was a lot of control from the leadership which did not promote growth and exploration. Our Father in Heaven is so big and vast, yet we settled for boring and mundane services, preached by boring and mundane Pastors who treated the assembling of the brethren as a business, rather than a ministry.
So what is an awakening? How does this differ from revival? When a person experiences an awakening it will draw them closer to the Father. They will start to see things very differently than they did before. They will actually start to mature in their walk with the Father. They will see how Christianity will never be able to help them; this is true for Judaism as well as Islam. These three religions are just that, religions. Religion has no place in the Kingdom of our Father. An awakening in a person’s life enables them to see the truth: the truth of their existence, their purpose, what is really going on down here and who runs the show.
A revival is done under the premise of Christianity. It promotes this system of division and fizzles out in time, where as an awakening gathers momentum. I see revival as a corporate experience whereas an awakening is a very personal experience. The individual seeks to reach out to others and help them come to the place where they too, experience an awakening. A revival might give you goose bumps, but an awakening will enable a person to take hold of their lives and experience true spiritual prosperity. A revival will excite a person into joining the crowd. An awakening may cause someone to go alone to find the few other like-minded people that exist.
Humanity has been in a state of deep sleep and has been sleeping for thousands of years. It was roused for a short time with the coming of Messiah, but went back to sleep with the emerging Roman Catholic Church. We have forgotten what life is truly about and how our Father in Heaven fits into the scheme of things, or more appropriately, how we fit into his scheme of things. He runs the show, we will answer to him, we will give an account to him. I fear for those who have made money hand-over-fist from preaching a false Gospel. Our Father cares much more about a person’s character development and happiness than what is thrown into the offering plate. It’s not about the money, rather, it’s about fostering love between all people, regardless of age, race or religious persuasion and I might add, sexual orientation.
An awakening brings about a new perspective on this whole issue of religion. When one sees religion for what it truly is they can no longer go back to it. What’s wrong with my religion? You may ask. Well as I stated, religion separates and divides. If I’m a Pentecostal, I don’t associate with the Baptists. If I’m Baptist I don’t associate with the Catholics and if I’m a Torah Observant Messianic Believer, I tend to look down my nose at those who know nothing of the Torah. That being said, a true awakening in a person’s life will bring them into right relationship with the Father and his Torah. For some reason the Jewish believers take great pride in advocating their traditions and in some cases elevate them above the Torah. In other cases they have put fences around the commands of the Father and have made these fences equal to or greater than the commandments of the Father. Christians, on the other hand, have taken some scriptures that speak of the commands of the Father and nullified them. The greatest fallacy being that they believe and teach that our Messiah nailed the Torah to the cross thus making it null and void. In Deuteronomy the Father commanded the people to neither add nor subtract from the Torah. Jews have added to the Torah while Christians have subtracted from the Torah, neither are correct ways to have a relation with our Father. We can’t nullify the commands and say we love the Messiah, nor can we say the commands also have man-made elements that must be adhered to. When Messiah stated, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” He did not have a New Testament on his possession; he was talking about the commands of Torah.
If you can relate to what I am writing here then you too may be experiencing an awakening. If you don’t understand what is written here, but have questions, you may find the answers to those questions will lead you to an awakening. If you desire to heckle or criticize then you are not ready to be awakened, and that is OK. Our Father is very patient, he can and will awaken us all to the reality of who he and his Messiah are and where we all stand in the scope of man and our supreme being Father.
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