Omega of BC and Alpha of AD

The Book of “Mysteries” by Jonathan Cahn

“THE BRIDE IN THE TENT

BEHOLD THE CALAH,” said the teacher, as he drew my attention to a young woman in the tent village. “It’s how you say the bride in Hebrew. Do you remember when the bridegroom made his visit? It was for her.”

“And yet she’s still here,” I said. “She’s the bride but not yet married.”

“In the Hebrew wedding, the bridegroom journeys to the house of the bride. There, in that house or tent, the covenant is made. They are from that moment on considered bride and groom, husband and wife. But the bridegroom must then leave the bride and her house and journey back to where he came from. The two are joined in the covenant of marriage. But they don’t see each other until the day of the wedding. They spend their time preparing for that day.”

“But for the bride, it seems as if nothing’s changed. She still lives with her family in that tent. She’s still doing her daily chores. Her surroundings are the same. Her life is the same. She’s married, but what’s changed?”
“She’s changed,” he said. “She is now the calah!”
“I don’t understand.”

“Two thousand years ago the Bridegroom journeyed to the house of the bride, God journeyed to this world, to our house, to our lives. And, likewise, it was to make a covenant. According to the mystery, the bridegroom must leave the bride’s house and return home. So Messiah then left this world to return to His dwelling place. So these now are the days of the separation. The Groom now dwells in His house, heaven. And the bride dwells in her house, this world. So we, the bride, now dwell in this house, this world. So you, in your life, still dwell in the same tent. That which is around you still looks the same and feels the same. Your life, your circumstances may look unchanged. But something very big has changed . . . you . . . not the tent . . . not the world around you . . . but you. And thus you are no longer of the world. You belong to the Bridegroom. You’re free. You’re the calah!”

The Mission: Live this day as the bride in the tent—as one no longer bound by your circumstances, but belonging to the Bridegroom—free of this world.

John 17:9–18; 2 Corinthians 11:12; 1 Peter 2:11–12”

“THE MYSTERY OF SUMMER

THE DAY WAS hot and marked by the gusts of scorching desert wind. We were sitting on a hill overlooking a field that belonged to one of the agricultural settlements. It was now filled with laborers harvesting its grain.

“The age has unfolded,” said the teacher, “according to the mystery of the Hebrew calendar, with each prophetic event foreshadowed by a Hebrew holy day. But where in the age are we now?”

“Where did we leave off?” I asked.

“What was the last of the Hebrew holy days to have already been fulfilled?”

“Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost.”

“So then, if we want to know where we are in the age, we have to look at what took place in the Hebrew year after Shavuot, Pentecost. At the end of Shavuot, the Hebrews went out from Jerusalem to their fields and vineyards to reap the long summer harvest. They would labor throughout the summer months until the return of the holy days in autumn. They would then finish the harvest and return again to gather before the Lord in Jerusalem.”

“So if Pentecost, Shavuot, was the last holy day to be fulfilled, then . . .”

“Then now is the summer of the age, now is the time of the summer harvest. Just as Shavuot was the time of going forth from Jerusalem out to the fields of harvest, so it was on Shavuot, Pentecost, two thousand years ago, that the apostles went forth from Jerusalem to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. The field is the world . . . the season is the age . . . and the harvest is salvation, the gathering in of new life. And what did Messiah say of the present age?”

“He said that now was the time of the harvest . . . the time to go out and reap.”

“And did you know that in Hebrew the word for harvest, kayitz, also means the summer? So we are now in the summer of the age, the summer harvest. And that means that your primary goal must be to reap eternal life, to spread the word of salvation, to go out into world and save the lost. Make that your aim. For the days of the harvest are numbered. And the time to reap new life and save the lost comes only once. Therefore, go out and reap all you can in the time you have . . . until we all appear in Jerusalem . . . at summer’s end.”

The Mission: It is the summer of the age. Make it your aim this day to reap the harvest all around you. Bring forth salvation and bring in eternal life.

Proverbs 10:5; John 4:35–36; Matthew 9:37–38

“THE ALPHA OMEGA MAN

WE WERE SITTING on the sandy plain just beyond the school grounds. Using a wooden stick, the teacher began drawing symbols in the sand. The first appeared to be the capital letter A. The second looked something like a horseshoe.

“In Isaiah 44,” he said, “it is written, ‘I am the First and the Last. Apart from me there is no God.’ God is the First of existence and the Last. And this,” he said, pointing to the first symbol, “is the Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. And this,” he said, pointing to the second, “is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the Omega. These are the symbols of God. God is the Alpha, the Beginning of all things, and the Omega, the End of all things . . . the Alpha and the Omega, the source of all existence . . . and its object. So, in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, it is written, ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.’”

“As in Isaiah,” I said.

“Yes, but in the Book of Revelation the words are specifically referring to Messiah. He is the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega.”

“I guess He’d have to be.”

“So what would happen if the Alpha and Omega came into the world?”

“He would become the Alpha and the Omega of the world?”

“He would become the Alpha and Omega of history . . . of time. His presence would cause time to divide and history to split in two. He would become the Omega, the End, of one age, and the Alpha, the Beginning, of the other . . . BC and AD . . . the Omega of BC and the Alpha of AD. He becomes the Alpha and Omega of history . . . and the Alpha and Omega of all who find Him. He divides, in the same way, the history of our lives. He becomes the Omega, the End, of our lives, our BC . . . and the Alpha, the Beginning, the new beginning of our AD . . . the new birth.”

The teacher then drew a line in the sand joining the Alpha and the Omega. “All time proceeds from the Alpha to the Omega. So the secret is . . . receive each moment of your life from Him the Alpha . . . and live each moment to Him the Omega. For He is the Alpha and Omega of existence . . . and the Alpha and the Omega . . . of you.”

The Mission: This day make Him your Alpha. Receive every moment from Him. And live every moment to Him as your Omega.

Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 22:13
Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The Connection Between the Beast and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil…The Fall of Mankind…

Understanding the Doom of the Dragon, the “Beast” (Key Point: Symbolism…the mind of God…) and the False Prophet…(One World Religion-Radical Islam)

I would like to welcome all of you to this seminar, entitled, “The Beast: The Summary of The Seven Heads and Ten Horns.” This seminar is derived from the five-part seminar series “The Rising of The Beast Out of The Sea,” and is designed to give you a complete overview of the beast in Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 1, which reads:

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

This is one Scripture that will leave you mystified, if you don’t understand all of its symbolism in totality. (Key Point: “We have believed all kinds of things when it comes to this beast…”) Some of us may even be looking to see something like a big red dragon with wings and a serpent’s tongue, scales like a lizard, and claws like an eagle coming up out of the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Well, today, we are here, once and for all, to dispel all false theories, and to reveal the truth of what this really means: from His rise out of the sea, seven heads, ten horns, and ten crowns, right down to the very names of blasphemy that are upon his heads.

 

Let us begin our journey through this Scripture with the phrase, “…and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (lake)….” In this phrase, we received a shocking revelation. We found that the word sea (s-e-a) derived from the word see (s-e-e-). As we studied this word from its etymological rendition, we found that the sea, from which the beast would rise up out of, is actually the See of Rome or the Roman Catholic Church….(Think About It for a minute…How do we connect the religion of Islam with churches that have been corrupted? not only the Roman Catholic Church, but ALL churches…)

Key Point: Other convincing documentation from our research of the word “sea” proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the rise of the beast out of the sea is all about establishing a one world religion-Islam….How might you envision this beast rising up out of the sea or lake?

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast…

The word worship means “to take part in religious services.” Accordingly, we received the knowledge that those who take part in the religious services of the dragon are, indeed, worshippers of the “anti- christ.” So, our question was, Who is the dragon? The word dragon was defined as a mythical monster. When we broke down the words mythical and monster, we learned that the dragon is the supreme head of the One World Religion that claims to promote peace but is sheer deception and the worst of abominations to God and His Son…Note: Who have been crucified by this beast and who His Son has battled this entire time…”IF” he were here on earth…

 

Within the phrase, “…and ten horns…,” was identified a crucial event that shall usher in the New World Order. This crucial event that is forthcoming will be the turning point, and will result in a grave consequence: “a time of Great Trouble.”

We also went to (Key Reference) Mark, Chapter 13, verse 19: 12

 

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God, , created unto this time, neither shall be.

 

After this, we were left with no choice but to closely examine the phrase, “…and upon his horns ten crowns….” In this phrase, we found that horns has a total different meaning than that of the “ten horns.” Horns, in this phrase, disclosed to us that President George W. Bush is concerned with a group of nations (An Entity)/ (or leaders/heads of different nations) that are in the same area (Think about it…The Best Way to conceal the identity of the beast would be for it to exist the place you would least expect it…US soil possibly..,) and he shall take on an aggressive attitude against them, and shall even go to war with them. To understand why he is going to war with a group of nations that are in the same area, we examined his “aggressive” attitude.

 

The answer as to why we should not be afraid of their terror, neither be troubled as we suffer for righteousness’ sake is found in Romans, Chapter 8, verses 17 and 18:

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ, ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. If we suffer with , we shall also be glorified with Him. Continue with Verse 18:

 

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The suffering, pain, distress, injury, and loss that we shall undergo, endure, and be subjected to in this present time is not even worthy enough to be compared to the GLORY which shall reveal in us.

We found out that upon his heads, which are the top officials of the FBI, Department of Justice, and the CIA–John Ashcroft, George J. Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld–could they have been forced to to publish inaccurate news about us; to generate false reports, create made up videotapes, and develop fake photographs of us. ( Money and Power….Remove it and what do you have?) 

 

When we reveal to the world the handwriting on the wall (which we are already doing on the Internet), it served as a sign to President George W. Bush that his kingdom is just about FINISHED. Quite frankly, no one wanted to be persuaded that the end of  the kingdom is at hand, and neither does anyone want us to persuade the masses with our overwhelming evidence of truth about America as written in the Holy Bible.

Even more, regardless of the evil reports, made up videotapes, and fake photographs that shall be manipulated, using high technology and sophisticated computerization, to portray us as evil, has reserved those of us who truly belong to Him to not be moved by this slander campaign (Signs and Wonders). For we–the true followers of Christ- know that this slander campaign is not worthy neither can it be compared to the “glory” that shall be revealed in us…”We” who have remained true until the end…the called and the chosen…

This concludes our overview of Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 1. I hope that this has given everyone a broad overview of the events that are SOON to come upon us. And I pray that we will all be strong and courageous to stand against what is ahead. May the Holy Spirit be upon all of us to direct us, bless us, and keep us. Shalom…

You see, the Son of God, was called and chosen to be the one who would reveal all of this information and the identity of the monstrous entity that has deceived the entire world…

Key Note: The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil…Could we combine this reference to the beast to the fall of mankind? Could we use the color code to help us identify the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Religious affiliation in our MODERN world…

Think about it like this…What color was Kryptonite? and what effect did it have upon Superman? The Savior of the World? There was a Brilliant mind behind it all…

Pay Attention: (End Times Prophecy)

Revelation 2:13

“I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelt…”

(Jesus understands this entity better than anyone because he has experienced it during his crucifixion…)

Key Reference: “The Harbinger”  by Jonathan Cahn:

Chapter 13-The Ninth Harbinger: The Prophecy…(Page 114…)

Chapter 16: The Uprooted (Page 145…)

Chapter 21: Eternity (Page 226…)

Chapter 22: The Last Seal (Page 238…)

Revelation 21:5

“And he that sat upon the thrones said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write, for these words are TRUE and FAITHFUL…”

 

 

Cutting Down the Deception…A Monstrous Power

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Chief Shepherd (Pages 88-92)

READ Revelation 3:7-8. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name (NASB).

READ 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. …and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they may all be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness (NASB).

 

READ Ezekiel 1:4-10. And as I looked, behold a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire. And within it were four figures resem- bling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form. Each of them had four faces and four wings. And their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf’s hoof, and they gleamed like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them, their wings touched one another, their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward. As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man, all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle (NASB).

 

READ Isaiah 14:12-15. How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God and I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we read these scriptures, we come to recognize that He, who holds the key to David, is the one who has access to the kingdom of God. This is the gate for the sheep and the entrance to our new life with Christ as our King. For He is the offspring of David and the Bright Morning Star. For those who believe in His name, there is salvation and glory awaiting them. God also tests those that have denied His Son and does not distribute clarity but allows them to believe in false religion. For these are those who shared in evil works and acts of deception!

 

 In Ezekiel, we see where God paints a picture for us to recognize His absolute authority and His creation. This image portrays the power of God and how He can create the most powerful of beings. I believe that this image also connects us to the New Jerusalem and Jesus. In Isaiah, we see where God has made it clear what happened during the fall of Satan or Lucifer. He deceived the nations and brought chaos as opposed to peace and truth. He also beheld himself above the Holy angels which have the power to save and protect God’s chosen people. We must be aware of false prophets and those that wish to destroy, as the son of the dawn is the son of destruction. Remember that the son of the dawn has been in control up until this point, but now it is time for Jesus to take over all things and to conquer the great destroyer and deceiver.

 

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Lord Of Glory (Pages 36…-“37”)

READ Mark 13:24-29:

But in those days, after that tribulation, the Sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth, to the farthest end of heaven. Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (J.NLT)

 

DEVOTIONAL

“The truth that Jesus brings cuts through all literature and determines the course of this world. The truth that will be revealed at his coming will be more powerful than any earthly individual. (Key point) It will be hard for many to hear, but a saving grace for all of those who have followed God and put their trust in Him. It is important to not be divided, but to become one body united in Christ. Do away with all false literature and focus on the truth. Look for the wisdom that Jesus brings.” 

Black Horse of Judgment Upon the World

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Horn of Salvation (Pages 152-155)

READ Genesis 50:20. You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people (J. NLT).

READ Matthew 25:31. But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hands and the goats at his left (J. NLT).

 

READ Acts 1:11. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (J. NLT)

READ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we read these scriptures, we are filled with the Holy Spirit of truth and hope. Since the beginning, in Genesis, God has protected those whom He has chosen and loved. We should be looking for God to be sepa- rating the sheep from the goats. Be looking up, awaiting the face of Jesus to be shown.

Watch for the clouds to be moving with Him at His coming. Look up! All of those who have been slain and have died will rise to be with God, and those who have remained will be raptured, “Harpazo”, into the clouds to be in heaven with God. Then, we will see the end.

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Fullers’ Soap {Pages 141-(145)}

READ Genesis 32:24-30. This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wres- tled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with me and have won. “Please tell me your name,” Jacob said. “Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared (J. NLT).

 

READ Revelation 19:17-21. The I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vul- tures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has pre- pared. Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.” Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gath- ered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army. And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast- miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshipped his statue. Both the beast and the false prophet were thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged on the dead bodies (J. NLT).

 

READ Habakkuk 3:6. When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting moun- tains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

For us, Jacob is an example of how God rewards us by fighting with Him in battle. The battles that we face now are mostly spir- itual and a battle of the mind. It is our job to stand firm and to not allow evil to creep in, as Satan is very sly in his ways of persecuting us. Know that God is with you in all that you face. All things are possible through God, who pro- vides us the wisdom that we need to overcome the adversity. Find strength in your achieve- ments and feel successful in winning these battles. The final battle where God conquers Satan is a battle of the mind. (Key To understanding the altering of the mind is full recognition of the ways of Satan)… It is our job to perfect our minds and to stay away from those who influence us in a negative way, and to be careful of the situations that we put ourselves in. We are very sensitive to the world and know the ways of the world. Do not be of the world, but be of God. For God has overcome the world through His Son. Today, we are to look for the Rider on the true white horse, who is Jesus. He has already conquered the beast and the false prophet. (Key Note: the rider on the Black Horse brings with him God’s judgment…) Have faith in His words of reconciliation. For His vengeance is upon the wicked and He will uphold the righteous. It is reassurance to know that when God stops, the earth shakes and the nations tremble. For God’s Eternal existence and power is beyond our human comprehension.

Experiencing the Kingdom of Heaven

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Eternal Spirit (Pages 128-132)

READ Romans 8:1-6. So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving us his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death (Stuck in illusion-sedation/sorcery…)       (J. NLT).

 

READ Psalm 50:1-4. The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken; he has sum- moned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets. From Mount Zion, the per- fection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance. Our God approaches and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him. He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people (J. NLT).

 

READ Psalm 96:11-13. Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge with justice and the nations with his truth (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

We ought to know that Jesus can take any form that He wishes in being God. You just never know when He may present Himself. It could be anywhere at any time. Jesus may come as a surprise when you least expect Him. I like to think that it will be obvious to everyone, but the way in which He describes it is “like a thief in the night…” This is important as to recognizing how He will save us, and how He will rapture His church. He knows all and sees all. This is what we must know. His Spirit is what redeems us and

allows us to enter the kingdom of heaven. He has perfected the minds of His chosen and allowed them to know the future. We ought to be aware of our minds and control them, in order that we exist in a state that is pleasing to God. Jesus is the object of beauty that we are to follow. This beauty is His heart. For the heart is the inner man. This is what God judges in the end.

Key Point: In interpreting the end of days/times…understand that what you do not know is power to you adversary…Being stuck in a bubble allows for much deception…that is why traveling and journaling is one of the greatest gifts of all…the information gained and gifts received from stepping outside of your normal life is what gives you access to the truth…for the truth is hard to find…corruption is the reason that people get stuck…manipulation at its finest…your freedom to go and do what you please is your “passport” to eternity...I learned this lesson a long time ago and had I not changed my atmosphere, I would not be the person who I am today…and I would not be able to see clearly…or perceive what is reality and what is illusion…and finally understand what true power is-that which comes from God My Father…{seeing the signs and wonders of the beast (false religion) -illusions…}…remember God allows for the testing to take place…it is passing the test that matters…the Holy Spirit or 7 spirits of God illuminate ALL believers in the Son of God and they have been sealed…for they follow the Lamb wherever he goes…key point…

Matthew 25:14

“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man “traveling” into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods…”

Mark 1:14-15

“Now after that John was put in prison ( another term could be “stuck”), Jesus (in the Spirit) came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, the time of God is at hand: repent ye, ad believe the gospel…”

Luke 19:10-12

“For the Son of man is come to seek  and to save that which was lost. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to “Jerusalem”, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return…-…….”

John 3:3-5 

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot “see” the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man (or woman) be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the “Spirit” (Maybe… Following the Lamb of God on a distant road less travelled…), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God…”

 

 

Revelation 3:10-Key Scripture To Hearing God’s Voice of Discernment

Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: Legalism versus Christianity (Pages 271-272)

“Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words and honor Me with lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning shall be concealed.”

Isaiah 29:13-14 (nasb)

Nomism is law that is based upon structure and standards and is enforced by threat of penalty or promise of reward. From a theological aspect it refers to determining spiritual condition or destiny. From a sociological aspect, it is used to control human behavior. Examples of a sociological use would be government and religion.

Does this help to see what the idea of socialism is in simplicity? It is used to control people. Think about this in regards to those who are leading our country. What are their ideas? Where do they stand on this issue? This is so critically important. I think it would be wise to reevaluate someone’s priorities? It is my hope and prayer that our leader(s) would take time to consider the magnitude of their standings in regards to socialism. It should not be about control. God sees all.

 

Moralism is defined as establishing particular rules, regulations, principles or precepts as the standard of a social group. This is also known as legislated morality and ethics.

Legalism is defined as social or self-acceptance of the observance of law, and conformity to the requirements thereof, on the basis of theological determination of spiritual condition or destiny and sociological/religious control of human behavior.

The gospel of grace is the good news of the availability of a spiritual exchange whereby the presence of the Spirit of God indwells the spirit of man, allowing for the character of God to be expressed in the behavior of a man by the dynamic empowering and enabling of the Spirit of the risen Lord Jesus.

The underlying causes of legalism are due to the humanistic concept of self-control. This is being of the mindset that “I’m in control of how things go.” The humanistic concept of self-effort applies to “works” done by man. The idea that trying or striving with the idea “I can do it; you must do it, practice it, perform it” are how salvation or reward it obtained. This is being narrow minded with the idea that by doing good deeds we will make our own rewards. There indwells the problem that God is not in the picture. This is where humanism has corrupted the mind of a vast majority of mankind.

The idea that by work ethic or strict reciprocity “you get what you work for” is solely directed to making earthly rewards versus rewards in heaven. You cannot take any of it with you when you leave this world…The lives you touch and save are what will be eternal..

When we live by the concept that “we get what we believe we deserve,” we are led into a trap, which has been created by Satan, and are failing to acknowledge that God is in control of all things. We are to serve Him first before anything or anyone else. Christ is our reward…Attempting to persecute or harm Christ has a terrible result…that never ends…

When and if evil attempts to creep into God’s Kingdom…God sends legions of angels to reconcile the situation…That is our reassurance and protection…

God’s Forewarnings

Insight To His Sight: Recognizing God’s Purpose For You

Chapter: Being Truthful to Ourselves (Pages 211-212…)

“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”

Ephesians 4:14–16

I am constantly striving to be as honest as possible with myself in regards to life. I am not one to make assumptions or speculate as to the character of another person. It is not my place to do that nor is it anyone else’s job. Only God knows…the thoughts and hearts of each and every person…(You better know what is going on…) I have always tried to maintain the mindset that we are to reach out and touch those who may feel discouraged or alone as many do.

I think that we have all been in the position at some point in our lifetimes. I love to hear people be genuine and say what they really feel not what they think someone wants to hear. This is part of the growth process. Sometimes, being honest may seem hurtful or disheartening, but God wants every one to be their true inner self.

When I say true self I am referring to men and women of God, who seek to become the solid foundations that can help better the world throughout their lives. I strive to be a man of Christ and no longer a child in Christ. I desire the wisdom and knowledge that comes through the Word. I desire to leave the former things behind and begin a new life with Christ, no longer falling into the temptations and deceit.

I desire to not harbor resentments or anger and to hand all of my cares and concerns over to Him for He cares. By working toward knowing God and everything that He is about, we are able to be transformed into powerhouses that withstand any and all strife and conflict that may arise in our lives.

Insight To His Sight: Recognizing God’s Purpose For You

Chapter: Bible Study (Pages 213-217)

“Now in those days, John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The Voice of One crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight!”

Matthew 3:1–3

“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire and His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Matthew 3:11–12

“But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.” Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet He who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you care to accept it, he himself is Elijah, who was to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Matthew 11:9

“For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say He has a demon! The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners! Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

Matthew 11:18–19

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma…Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:1–2, 6

“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And rise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

Ephesians 5:13–17

“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow, And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire. A river of fire was flowing from before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him; The court sat, And the books were opened. Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire. As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.”

Daniel 7:9–12

“And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.”

Romans 1:28

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, But the Righteous Man Shall Live by Faith.”

Romans 1:17

“Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets Who lead my people astray; When they have something to bite with their teeth, They cry, “Peace, “But against him who puts nothing in their mouths, They declare holy war. Therefore it will be night for you—without vision, And darkness for you—without divination. The sun will go down on the prophets, And the day will become dark over them. The seers will be ashamed And the diviners will be embarrassed. Indeed, they will all cover their mouths Because there is no answer from God. On the other hand I am filled with power—With the Spirit of the Lord—And with justice and courage To make known to Jacob his rebellious act, Even to Israel his sin. Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight, Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice. Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price, And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the Lord saying, “Is not the Lord in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us. Therefore on account of you, Zion will be plowed as a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, And the mountain of the temple will become high places of a forest.”

Micah 3:5–12

You see, from God’s experience, people just cannot hear what he has been trying to tell you…forewarnings…His Son is the only reason that people are still here, or at least they appear to still be here (for there are many who are dead and without the Spirit…Those who live in the Holy Spirit only appear at God’s command…their refuge is within the Kingdom of God, which is the Body of Christ…A very Special Division that is not available for the world without God to know or comprehend…The Son of God holds back the floodgates of God’s wrath…but there is only so much time…and it has been written clearly in the Bible…

Pray.

And when you pray, do not pray the way you would like to, but pray the way that Jesus taught you…(Matthew 6:9-13)