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The apocalypse, endtime prophecies concerning the fifth trumpet, and final judgment against sin are topics, today.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Trunks” (Level 1 with 17 points, a member since June 15, 2012) posted the following:

 

Questions about the fifth trumpet in the apocalypse?

Okay, so I’m from Spain so I read it in spanish (just in case My grammar isn’t good or I said something wrong) The thing is I recently read the trumpets and the fifth sounds the scariest. But then I thought: God wouldn’t be capable of sending grasshopper scorpion tale with crown animals to torture us.

And I think I’m right. God isn’t capable of doing that.

In the Genesis book, he said he would never destroy the Earth.

And it’s right, everything that has happened it’s because of us so here’s my question: What if those grasshopper scorpion tale animal are a failed human experiment?

Like, humans are doing an weird experiment and they made that animal and somehow they escape and reproduce.

I think it makes sense because everything has happened because of us, why wouldn’t the animal be our fault too? What do you think about this theory? I want your opinion and what you think where those will come from. Thanks for reading. (PS. Those things can already exists but they’re locked somewhere)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:  Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore:  ye are of more value than many sparrows.  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.  And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him:  but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.  (Luke 12:  1-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014); What Salvation Is (01/25/2014); Are We the Spoils of War? (01/08/2014); The Fullness of GODhead? (01/09/2014); A Partnership? (11/05/2012); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); Doom (09/20/2012); Contradictions? (09/21/2012)

 

“Trunks”, here are a few points to consider that are important to many mature Christian believers:

(1.)  Nothing is impossible to GOD.  Sin opposes the continued existence of all divine law, the Law Giver, and all Creation relying upon sacred law for divine order.  Because sin does not exist as material substance a person can hold in his hand, or spirit matter created by GOD, those who rely upon such finite tools as emotion, intellect, mathematics, philosophy and science are convinced that divinity is not able to destroy, eliminate and remove sin.

(2.)  The nature of final judgment.  The divine process to assign value to those objects, created beings and living creatures put forth by Deity requires that their spirit content be examined for agreement, congruence, and identity with divinity.  A divine record (we say, the book of life) detailing ones attitudes, behavior and conduct will be examined as the indicator of ones full spirit content from the makeup of GOD.

(3.)  Chaos will not be allowed.  The angels from the bottomless pit and other divinely created beasts that will torment mankind do so only at the command and direction of GOD.  This will be a final opportunity for mankind to return to GOD.  Those dominated through sin, unrepentant, and no longer endowed with sacred content within their awareness and self-will will be challenged, changed, or destroyed.  There will be no attack against those born again as children of GOD and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.

(4.)  Believers are not to fear tribulation.  Christians face an enemy who specializes in deceit and spiritual confusion as well as the non-material, non-spirit influence that is sin.  Affliction, hardship and loss become a “normal” feature to prepare Christian believers for the transformation of the world they know along with political oppression, persecution, poverty, and rejection by the world.

(5.)  Prophecy reveals divine intent.  The work of prophecy is not so much predicting the future as making the nature and will of GOD visible to the created.  Along with commandments, proclamations, and promises prophecy declares divine commitments expressed through human events.  To cleanse and heal created beings and living creatures requires multiple sacred operations including atonement, baptism, death, rebirth, redemption, resurrection, salvation and sanctification.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (6.)  Believers are not to worry about the “end of the world.”  Christians are to focus upon the promises of GOD through Jesus Christ, our ongoing lives, and the service to GOD we are to perform.  Born again, believers are to await and prepare for the appearing of Jesus to harvest the earth of those who are his by faith (we say, the Advent, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Do not be deceived or deluded by the many errors held among your enemies who are enslaved to unbelief.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Today, focus is upon the accusations and charges brought against Jesus, and why he was executed upon the cross.  Also, there is more on holy wars.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Nully” (Level 1 with 66 points, a member since October 27, 2014) posted the following:

 

Quick question: why was jesus put on the cross? Which laws did he supposedly violate or what crimes did he supposedly commit?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Holy Wars? (11/06/2014)—(4.)  For Christian believers there is no glory to be gained through death upon a battlefield.  One establishes a relationship with divinity spoken of as “glory” by their living in service to GOD, and operating as a vessel of divine spirit substance.  Believers attain eternal fellowship with divinity only when Jesus Christ returns to harvest his followers from the earth (we say, resurrection) that will occur at his appearing. 

(5.)  The Gospel does not counsel conflict between communities, incite men to war against one another, or urge widespread destruction of life and property.  Yet, men are exhorted to wage war within the Self, and to establish mastery over body and mind by receiving the imparted spirit of GOD.  Ones flesh that may be controlled by an animal or sin nature must come under the rule of ones divine nature that is an aspect of the makeup of GOD.  Christian believers are to overcome such features as anger, appetite, conscience, deceit, envy, fear, imagination, and the tongue. 

(6.)  There is a holy war fought within the spheres of heaven recorded among the Scriptures.  However, only angels and devils participate in that sacred event.  Mankind has no part during the war in heaven except through the persons of Michael and Jesus Christ.   The devil and his angels do not prevail, and are cast out of heaven upon the earth.  Thus, the war begun in heaven must be finished upon the earth as the apocalypse and the war of Armageddon.  Consider again Romans 6:  1-23, 8:  1-39, and 12:  17-19; Ephesians 6:  11-13; 1st Timothy 2:  1-2 and 6:  10-16; James 1:  17-27; Revelation 12:  7-9, 16:  12-16 and 20:  6-10, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:  because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.  (Acts 2:  22-32, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Jesus Scourged (04/05/2014); Brothers, Not Equals (04/06/2014); The Judges Who Condemned Jesus? (01/17/2014); About the Second Coming? (01/18/2014); On Judging Preachers as “Fake” (12/23/2013); Jesus Arose Bodily (12/24/2013)

 

“Nully”, Jesus was “officially” condemned by the Jewish high court for the religious crime of blasphemy, that was punishable by death.  However, the Savior could only be legally executed on their behalf by the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate.  Rome “officially” killed Jesus upon the cross for the political crime of treason against King Herod, who had been installed by Rome and served as monarch to pacify the Jews of the region.

Jesus had been accused of multiple capital crimes  described within covenant law that carried the death penalty along with attacks against Jewish culture, custom, and tradition.  The Jews of the Temple community brought every device of the law against his ministry as Messiah.  Jury-tampering, perjury and false witness also were used against him.  Thus, the many charges included conducting public worship without license, conspiracy to destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, practicing as a false prophet, devil worship, inciting riot, rebellion, sedition, self-promotion, sorcery, and working on the Sabbath.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Many Christian believers now hold that the death of Jesus was at the hands of all mankind through the prevailing religious and secular forces of the day.  Rome is to be seen as the single authority (we say, One World government), that dominated all other cultures and nations, while the Jews at the Temple represent the one, true religion imparted to the earth from GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

The question, What should we do at the time of his Advent (the Second Coming of Jesus)? is the topic, today.  Usually, I avoid presenting my own prayers in this setting, a sacred writings blog, because my prayers are intimate expressions intended for GOD, not for my readers.  However, all believers are obliged to share now whatever encouragements, gifts, helps, and sacred truth they may have, and not to withhold them until the day of his Coming.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth:  for the LORD hath spoken it.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.  (Isaiah 25:  8-9, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Loving Someone Unseen? (05/03/2014); Lot and the Angels (05/04/2014); Cleansing the Temple, and the Body (03/16/2014); GOD to “Try Harder”? (03/17/2014); About the Second Coming? (01/18/2014); Unprofitable Servants? (01/19/2014)

 

Having heard the trumpet sound, and the shout of the archangel, my first thoughts were that I would run out of doors.  I would want to see with my own eyes the Lord coming with the clouds from heaven.  I thought to myself, I would probably have my socks on already, so I would quickly slip on some shoes (probably would not tie the strings); and I would go downstairs into the front yard and stand, facing the East.

When I realized, there might be a crowd outside, and that others might rush outside, just like me; I considered how some would fall to their knees in prayer.  The words, “I’m sorry” and “I didn’t mean to do it” would be on the lips of many men, women, and children.  However, the purpose of the Coming is not to call us into embarrassment, fear of judgment, guilt, and remorse.  Many will be terrified; and all the forms of fear will be present, including awe, anxiety, fright, and panic.  On the one hand, the Advent is not an “I gotcha” moment.  On the other hand, the Coming will immediately declare the final judgment.  The time for prayers requesting forgiveness will already be over; and the time for prayers to acknowledge, welcome, yield, and show respect will be upon us.

There will be a moment for prayers that say, Thank you for your grace.  I confess, I am not worthy of all the wonderful blessings you intend for those who have become yours, purchased by atonement and blood, by faith, by love, and by truth.   You are worthy to be accepted as our Supreme Ruler, honored, obeyed, praised, and trusted.  Please, do come to us, Lord Jesus, the Lamb of GOD that taketh away the sin of the world.  Savior.  Son of the Highest.

It occurred to me, many of us will be unclean because of blood, sweat, urine, and other body fluids.  I thought, there will probably be time to run back upstairs and wash, put on a clean shirt, a tie, or even change my underwear!  (Some of us already do that, every day they dress in “go to meetin’ clothes,” just to be ready in case “today might be the day.”)  However, I realized, the living will probably not be as unclean as those decayed and rotten from the grave.  All are to be caught up in the air, and in the twinkling of an eye, all will be made permanently clean, immortal, incorruptible, and sanctified.

The most difficult challenge the believer must face is that of learning to tarry (we sometimes say, Let go, let GOD).  Yet, one does not tarry by being idle, being indifferent, being lazy, or being unobservant.  Patiently waiting for Christ is made easy as we serve, and never become weary of well-doing.  To tarry is to maintain vigilance, stay alert, to watch and pray.  Thus, believers discipline their minds to maintain focus in the promises of GOD; become skilled at waiting without having to be busy with unnecessary activity; learn to be effective functioning as independent persons without companions and peers; and master sitting in silence as well as continuously walking by faith, not by sight.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, those who welcome Christ each day through their morning devotions, prayers and Scripture studies will not feel pressured to do anything extraordinary, or unusual.  Like those who appear in times of crisis and emergency that we later call heroes, these prepared believers will probably display what they consider the “natural”, “normal” and “routine” thing:  Laughter, tears of joy, unselfish thoughts of loved ones.  Surely, many will say,  Father as I come to you through this ministry of Jesus Christ, I have no idea where I am to go, or how I may become all you would have me to be.  Even so, we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.  Guide us, lead us, shear us, slaughter us; all that we are, and all we may become belongs to you.  We come to you without silver and gold; and we are willing to abandon all worldly ambition.  You have granted us a foretaste of glory divine.  We are now trusting in the promises for resurrection and eternal life.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

     Today, readers are warned against persistent errors and recurring thoughts that block our understanding of the signs for the Advent, and Second Coming of Jesus.  As surely as Jesus must complete cleansing the Sanctuary in heaven before harvesting the earth, hearts and minds throughout the body of believers and all in covenant also must be cleansed and purified.  The appearing of Messiah will be on a scale that requires more than a single voice crying in the wilderness.  Christian believers are in need of a “wake up” call to re-examine their unspoken assumptions.

THE BATTLE AXE:  Giving Forgiveness? (03/15/2014)—(5.)  To err is human, to forgive is divine, and to only give “lip service” to forgiveness is hypocrisy.  The giving and accepting of apologies pertain to courtesy, etiquette, and social customs.  Many apologize to maintain relationships grounded in feelings.  Forgiveness is always the display of divinity that resides within a believer, and speaks to maintaining right relationship with GOD.  There are many difficult and dangerous challenges that Christian believers must accept.  The necessary work of spreading the Gospel is difficult, and must go forward through one continuing expression of life.  (See John 10:  36-38, KJV.)  While mercy may only appear through judgment, and where there is lawful authority, forgiveness appears where there is perfection (i.e., balance, completeness, distance (we say, impartiality, perspective), and stability).  Consider again how Joseph was not in the place of GOD to condemn or destroy his brothers, yet, he was in position to make visible the divine willingness to forgive (Genesis 50:  15-22, KJV).

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:  but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  Behold, I have told you before.  (Matthew 24:  15-25, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  About the Second Coming? (01/18/2014); Unprofitable Servants? (01/19/2014); Recognizing True Prophets (05/02/2013); Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013); When Jesus Comes Back? (04/19/2013); What’s The Way Out? (04/20/2013)

     Several popular Christian ministries based in the United States are now pursuing the mission of teaching the six signs of the end given by Jesus, the two given by the Apostle Paul, and eleven other occurrences given by the prophets through regularly broadcasting radio and television programs, and providing print media to our Nation, in Jerusalem, and throughout all Israel.  Included are projects from Mike Evans (The Jerusalem Prayer Team), John Haggee (John Haggee Ministries), Perry Stone (Manna Fest), and Irwin Baxter (End Times).  In addition to their raising alarms in response to such current events as the United States demand for peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, these and other ministries are now preaching many sensitive Old and New Testament prophecies that pertain to the Second Coming of Jesus as Messiah.  Naturally, their methods and motives are coming under scrutiny to the extent they are repeatedly making appeals for funds, and they participate in the cash economy of Israel by sponsoring and conducting holy-land tourism.  However, they also are encountering deeply ingrained and hidden beliefs that appear as Christian prejudice and skepticism, and that can only be removed by correct knowledge of the Gospel.

     Many Christian believers fail to realize that there are Bible prophecies of a third temple to be raised in Jerusalem.  At this very hour, a temple institute exists, and modern day believers in the Covenant are preparing to build and restore the ancient temple.  Many articles for the temple service have been re-created including the Ark of the Covenant.  Christians may have read the many passages and verses that speak to these events numerous times.  However, because their minds were set in a frame to say “Judaism is finished, and does not count anymore,” they did not properly discern the nature of these messages.  Thus, where believers focus on promises from the Book of Revelation, many see the service of Jesus in heaven as our High Priest to be the “third temple;” and are fixed on the promise that there will be no more temple, for mankind will have free access to GOD and to the Lamb. 

     Following are a few points of recurring error and conflict that all should be alert to:

1.  There is a single act a believer may perform that completes and finishes salvation.  Included are reciting the sinner’s prayer; water baptism; making a sizeable financial donation (the $1,000 dollar seed) or tithing; perfect attendance at church functions; study of catechism, or instruction leading to baptism and confirmation; pilgrimage to cathedrals, conferences, holy shrines, Jerusalem, Israel, Rome, or various mega churches.

2.  Christianity is a separate religion; and believers in GOD through Jesus Christ should have nothing to do with Israel, with Jerusalem, or with Jewish people.

3.  There are multiple shared doctrines among the various world belief systems that make them basically the same.  Differences among their methods and practices are primarily a matter of lifestyle and culture. 

4.  The spiritual goals of faith communities are all the same, and should continue to co-exist without conflict despite such diverse labels as Baha’is, Buddhism, Catholicism, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jains, Parsis, Protestants, Shinto, Sikhs, Voodoo, and Zen.

5.  Faith is personal and private, and pertains to ones own salvation and those with whom we have intimate relationship (ones spouse, family, co-workers, friends).

6.  Believers can outgrow all their bad habits and weaknesses without “going public,” or having to make special efforts such as confession, fasting, and prayer.

7.  Christ died at the cross to end the need for all divine law, ritual, ceremony, and tradition.  Believers no longer have to attend church or participate in religious groups.

8.  The actions and writings of scholars have the same spiritual merit and weight as the things shared by those who are strictly churchmen, clerics, or prophets.

9.  Believers are correct to endorse what some call “replacement” theology.  The new covenant church established by Jesus Christ was not supposed to complement and co-exist with the covenant of Moses, and has annulled or destroyed the sacred partnership with the Jews (also called “the law” in the holy writings).

10.  There is no single shared discipline or lifestyle that is to be observed among all believers.  Therefore, no one should be condemned for being different.  All aspects of popular culture and social doctrines addressing economic differences, ethnicity, gender, nationality and race also have place within the Kingdom of GOD.

11.  The same things provided from GOD to bring about gradual and successive spiritual change can also be used to alter carnal, material, and social things.

     There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example (12.)  What ever is held and spoken by a single Christian has been approved and endorsed by all.  All believers have the same authority to acknowledge the authority of GOD, yet, all may not speak as ordained agents of GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Charity never faileth:  but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  (1st Corinthians 13:  9, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Accountability and salvation are topics, today, along with more on the destruction that must come by judgment.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using the ID “valerie” (Level 1 with 58 points, a member since 22 December 2013) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

 

If you are accountable for your sins then why do you need a ‘christian savior’?

Do you believe a ‘christian savior’ is the only way to cleanse yourself of your sins rather than just learning from your mistakes and becoming a better human being without overriding concern for the promise of an afterlife?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014)—The blessing of divine judgment is intended to resolve all destructive conflicts, and settle the many recurring disputes among created beings and living creatures by an authoritative application of sacred law, by an undeniable demonstration of divine righteousness, and a full revelation of the invisible persons of GOD.  Beings who have refused the divine provisions that correct the damage generated through the operations of sin have already lost the divine content that permits eternal existence with GOD.  Because they are no longer truly angels, no longer truly human, no longer truly sacred beasts, many who once were expressions of divine being and sovereign will have become forms and objects that are no more than fiends, monsters, and rubbish that must be destroyed.  Had they a balanced and complete residue of divinity that is eternal, those once holy and righteous could never be destroyed.  See Matthew 25:  29-46, Revelation 2:  11 and Revelation 20:  13-15, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord:  whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.  For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.  (Romans 14:  7-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Resisting Sin (12/21/2013); When People Covet (12/22/2013); Moses Killed? (09/23/2013); Salted with Fire? (09/24/2013); An Earth to Fix A Heaven? (05/18/2013); The Love of GOD (03/03/2013); Our Need for a Son (03/04/2013); Unless You Repent (03/05/2013)

 

“valerie”, a Christian believer’s explanation of divine salvation for sinners cannot be separated from their conversation about divine love, eternal life, and continuous fellowship with GOD in intimacy and close personal relationship.  There is so much to take into consideration that most believer’s simply say, you must be born again, and undergo changes in attitude, comprehension, disposition, and orientation.  Only then can it be clearly understood that Salvation appears among mankind as a set of divine operations and sacred events intended to fulfill the eternal purposes of GOD.  Just as salvation does not remove duty, godliness, or truth, salvation does not erase accountability.

Mankind has had to operate accepting many conditions for life such as birth, death, time, space, and the earth as our sphere of existence.  In the same way we seek to expand the finite limits upon our emotional, mental, physical and psychological person, we also seek to expand the many limits upon our spirit content.  Sin is a major barrier to our achieving full maturity, and being able to experience all the richness of life.  Sin opposes the existence of divine law, of GOD as the law giver, and of all that GOD has put forth as Creation.  Sin has become a fixed obstacle to experience for all created beings and living creatures, and cannot be eliminated through human imagination, logic, reason, romance, science or technology.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, sin operates as an influence upon awareness and self-will.  As a result, sin does not appear as foreign, as an outside force, or as something strange.  Sin appears as normal, natural, and an acceptable aspect of oneself.  Often, like the back of our own head, others will know or see our faults and sins before we ourselves do.  Divine law allows us to recognize the awful action and consequences of sin; however, law has not eliminated sin.  Through the ministry of Jesus, believers receive a fresh endowment of divine Spirit that enables resistance to sin.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.  (Revelation 21:  7-8, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Apocalypse, what happens to mankind, and the end for Satan are topics, today.  Also, there is more on what we should wear to worship.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using the ID “Carl” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since 23 January 2014) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

 

Why is God going to destroy man before he destroys Satan?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Worship Wear? (01/23/2014) [first published with Why Clothing? (10/15/2010)]—The use of clothing began with mankind’s use of leaves as aprons.  Through a perversion [i.e., turning away from truth; applying sacred objects and truths to profane, and secular purpose], the pair associated themselves with trees rather than animals or created beings, and sought to be covered and hidden through “rootedness” [i.e., inactivity, silence, stillness].  In place of leaves, GOD supplied Adam and Eve with a physical covering of sheepskin through the sacrifice of a living creature that still held its sacred content in innocence, a lamb.  The pair also required a “covering” for their minds.  Thus, the divinely prepared clothing was to serve as a memorial to the lamb that was slain, and a prophetic foreshadowing of Christ, the Messiah.  Thereafter, each time they looked on one another the pair was to be reminded of (1) the difference from their former status, (2) the difference in their accountability as female and male, and (3) that the divine person is revealed in judgment, just as GOD would see the blood and spirit-covering of Jesus eternally when looking upon the believers among fallen mankind.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:  on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle:  the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city:  and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened:  and another book was opened, which is the book of life:  and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them:  and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  (Revelation 20:  6-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Fullness of GODhead? (01/09/2014); World Without End? (01/10/2014); Able to Become Gods? (01/11/2013); Like a Thief? (12/01/2013); Only While We Live? (12/02/2013); A Partnership? (11/05/2012); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); Life and Death (09/26/2012); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012); Doom (09/20/2012); Contradictions? (09/21/2012)

 

“Carl”, mankind will never be destroyed or terminated by Almighty GOD; and even today, humanity is being altered and permanently changed through the ministry of Jesus Christ to exist forever with GOD.  Here are a few points shared with Christians believers through the Bible:

(1.)  Satan is called the “accuser of the brethren,” and is thought to control and rule Death.  However, all the wicked who have ever lived will be raised from the dead to appear before Christ in a separate judgment after Satan has been cast into the lake of fire.  As judge, Jesus will not accuse any from the earth, nor will holy angels, demons, devils, or other men.  Each person must appear to answer the witness of their deeds recorded in the Books of Life.  Each person’s own life will be their only accuser.

(2.)  Jesus will come to harvest the earth of all those who have accepted, participated in, and responded to his divine authority, sacred messages, and eternal purposes.  Called the “Advent,” the “second coming,” and “the Rapture”, this sacred event is also called the “first resurrection,” because it will include the quick (many who are alive at that time), and the dead (who may have been in their graves for many ages).

(3.)  Because now the earth we are living upon is polluted with blood and sin, the believers must meet Christ “in the air.”  As they are taken up, they will be made immortal and incorruptible (i.e., no longer vulnerable to decay, defilement and sin).  The consecrated and sanctified Savior will not set foot upon the earth until the earth and heavens are made new. 

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  As with Creation, mankind has little say about the many divine operations for judgment and salvation that may only be completed by GOD.  Yet, believers are presently preparing to serve as priests and kings along with Jesus.  For such eternal life has already begun, and can only be interrupted by death, not completed, ended or finished.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.  (John 6:  40, KJV)


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Apocalypse and eternal life are considered, today.  Also, there is more on the fullness of GODhead.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “micky” (Level 1 with 113 points, a member since January 07, 2014) posted the following:

 

When is the world going to end?

I’m interested..

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hate Christians 🙂 was hoping to get a few comments from them:)

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Fullness of GODhead? (01/09/2014)—Many Christian believers understand the shared identity and unity for the three persons of divine GODhead is a matter of congruence and correspondence, rather than sameness.  There is a “division of labor” without dissolution and separation.  While each conveys presence through uniquely recognizable patterns, and may appear to operate as if having independent existence, all affirm, complete and perfect one another through hierarchies of divine interaction, eternal purpose, and sacred works.  Thus, the oneness of GOD is in no way diminished by the fact that Creation and Incarnation are by the active agency of the Son and the Spirit; salvation through the Father and the Son; repentance, rebirth, and sanctification are of the Spirit; judgment of the quick and the dead is by the Son.  See John 5:  22, Hebrews 1:  1-4, John 17:  14-24 and 1st John 5:  7-12, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.  Amen.  (Ephesians 3:  14-21, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The World Passeth Away (11/12/2013); The Earth Made New (11/13/2013); Hierarchy (11/14/2013); The Place for Eternal Life? (01/06/2013); Therefore There Was Trust (01/07/2013); Like a Thief? (12/01/2013); Only While We Live? (12/02/2013); Doom (09/20/2012); Contradictions? (09/21/2012)

 

“micky”, here are a few points Christian believers have received and hold to as a basis for hope, joy, and strength to meet any crisis:

(1.)  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  (Matthew 24:  3, King James Version, KJV)

The world is not going to end; sin is.  The Creation of GOD is to be eternal and everlasting.  The world will exist within the divine presence, and GOD will abide within the world with mankind (see Matthew 28:  20 and Revelation 21:  1-5, KJV).

(2.) I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.  (Isaiah 13:  11, New International Version, NIV) 

Mankind and the world that now is the sphere for human existence are undergoing alterations and changes that will completely eliminate sin as an influence upon created beings and living creatures.   There are multiple divine operations and sacred events to be completed in a process for divine transformation whereby mankind will become immortal and incorruptible.  Heaven and earth are being made new.  (see Isaiah 65:  17, Isaiah 66:  22 and 2nd Peter 3:  1-5, KJV).

(3.)  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.  (Matthew 24:  14, NIV)

Various preparations are going forward among believers for the second coming of Jesus (many say, Advent).  Included are the preaching of the Gospel; applying holy blood for atonement; cleansing of the Temple in heaven; and investigative judgment for those who will be received as Christ’s harvest from the earth.

(4.)  Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.  (Revelation 3:  10, NIV)

Those who acknowledge redemption and salvation by the ministry of Jesus Christ will be shielded, protected, and even removed from the earth, and will not endure all the destruction and hardship that must occur as the judgment of GOD against sin.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example (5.)  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life:  and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  (John 3:  36, KJV)

Eternal life has already begun for believers in Jesus.  For such, death and completing ones mortality is compared to sleep, and is only a temporary pause in existence, not an end or finish.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3:  16, KJV)

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