Today’s Idols

When we look at the Bible we normally get an image of a carved, wooden figure when we think of idol worship. Society has filled our minds with endless images of a person or group of people bowing down in front of a wooden, silver, or gold image of some fictitious god. After our mind reviews those images we are convinced, we are too advanced to fall for that sort of idol worship. Then we go about or lives worshiping new images, more modern gods we seldom see.

What are today’s idols? Where did today’s idols come from? Who invented today’s idols? They come in a variety of forms, designed to deceive the most dedicated Christian. The list is so long, we couldn’t hope to compile a complete list of today’s idols.

Money seems to be the obvious starting point. Most Christians agree, money is the root of all evil. In Biblical times money was gold and silver. Today money is paper, or some numbers on a computer somewhere. Today this world has gone as far as creating virtual money. Cyber money no one knows where it came from or what it really is. Cyber money is nothing more than figures on a computer screen people look at and worship. Sad to say, some people have more faith in cyber money than they do in God. But that is the faith today.

I am relatively sure God understands money. There is no money in Heaven. The devil introduced money to this world as a form of control. And it is working. God knows how the devil’s money system works and how he plans on using it to deceive and control masses of people. Money is the most important thing in some churches and on the top of the list in just about every church. Most churches have their own doctrines on money. Bits and pieces of the Bible cut out and arranged to give the church maximum control over the money their members have. Then we have businesses and of course the government.

Today we have trillionaires. Just a few years ago we only had billionaires. A few years before that millionaires were rare. Somehow someone created all that extra money. Which today is only figures on a computer. Sure there are some people who use their funds for good. But for the most part, they use their money to advance their own personal, distorted ideals. Which are not any different than many church doctrines.

I remember the first time I walked into a voting booth in 1976. I looked at the ballot and tried to decide who was prone to steal the least amount of tax dollars. Nothing has changed. As a matter of fact things have gotten much worse. In the first few months of 2021 the government has spent more money than any time in history. Come on man. Look at Bernie Sander’s website. He had plans of spending 11 trillion dollars a year. Which is about equal to the income of the entire country put together. An idea Sanders copied from Hitler. Sander’s plan promised free healthcare, free daycare, tons of housing assistance, and a host of other free benefits. So far the Biden administration has spend 10 trillion dollars and all we got was $2000 in checks. Which may pay for 2 months of healthcare in today’s market. With that spending came out of control inflation and we are holding our breath on tax increases. Sander’s plan was gauged on a 70% federal tax. Add to that 15% social security taxes, 8% state tax, 5% sales tax, plus property taxes, gasoline taxes, and all the other taxes and we are in a totally state controlled society where the government taxes at or above 100%. Common sense calls that slavery. We are told by the media this is the new democratic-socialist society we need to save the planet. From what? Oh just follow the science and they will supply all the answers. After we give them enough money.

Science is another modern idol. Look at the flu these days. What used to be referred to as a seasonal flu is now a year round experience. Some people decided to turn the flu into a deadly virus threatening the lives of everyone on this planet. So we need to spend trillions of dollars to protect us against the common cold. We are forced to wear masks. We are forced to stay home. Some people were forced to stop working. The government stepped in and offered a helping hand, with a dagger in the other hand. We are told a thousand times a day to, “follow the science, follow the science.” Of course science has all the answers. Look at the flu. Science tells us to wash our hands, wear a mask, and social distance. Which is an oxymoron. Social distancing is the first step in brainwashing to cast fear, doubts, and mistrust. The next step is using people to report people who are non-compliant, or perceived as threats. When science is in bed with government, we can expect the worst. The last time we saw science in bed with the government, we saw atomic energy go from offering an energy alternative to building bombs to destroy this world. Today that same science and today’s government are trying to convince us, we need them to save this planet.

Science is one of today’s idols designed to replace God. It is as simple as that and most people see right through the masquerade. Even the masks they wear do not hide their true intent. Total control of the masses.

Of course science, the government, and money are all tied together. The average person clearly sees the relationship and for the most part where they plan on leading us. If we allow them to take us down that road. But we have to look deeper into that unholy concoction. What is behind all of this? For some reason we’ve seen two groups come out of the closet, communists and satanists. Sometimes people are both, and more. And Sometimes we have communists claiming to be religious Christians, and some satanists who claim to be Christians. Then in 2021 we suddenly saw another mask come off. Israel came under attack by radical Muslim factions in May of 2021. The left media, all of the satanists, and communists jumped on the bandwagon to support the radical Muslim factions. The government went as far as funding the radical factions and cutting aid to Israel. They laid their devilish plans at our feet for all to see.

We are seeing a pattern developing. The same pattern Hitler used to take over sections of Europe. Hitler convinced Germany, the Jews are the enemy. Then he staged aggression from Poland. Hitler told his people one story and the world another story. Then Hitler worked out a deal with Russia to split Poland. Of course everything Hitler said and promised were lies. Which was an idol then and is an idol today. Yes people worship their lies and the lies of the leaders they support. Lies are one of today’s most dangerous idols. We can add to lies the idol of hatred. We are seeing the two walk hand in hand throughout Washington DC.

The devil is the father of lies. Satanist and communists are another idol today. Both are atheists. Communists deny all religion. Satanists admit there is a God, but insist Satan has a better plan. Communists endorse Satanists. Of course communists banned together with other communists and socialists until the took over. After that the strongest communist party annihilated the other groups they used to cease power.

It is difficult to explain what an idol is in the life of an ordinary, everyday person. An idol is like air. Air is all around us. We can’t see it, but we know it exists. We can place a scientific definition on air, but the wisdom of science does not explain the effects of air. We can look at pollution to explain the negative aspects air has on life. Just like the negative effects idols have on life. Both always seem to point fingers in all directions and seldom accomplish anything. Both always want another party to clean up air as well as clean up idols. Seldom does one take personal responsibility for the drastic effects pollution and idols have in daily life.

The most dangerous idol is the denial of idols. A plan the devil loves because it keeps him in the back ground. Add deceptions and distractions to that list of unseen, hidden idols. Denial, deceptions, and distractions unite as one idol to introduce what idol worshipers consider an unbeatable force. The mind of the idol worshiper puts together a plan. The plan usually includes casting blame and accusing someone of the crime they are about to initiate. That is what we refer to as denial. Denial is mixed together with the idol of lies. The idol worshiper mixes in a few planned distractions which pull in a few factions to cooperate with the crime at hand. Promises, payoffs, and power are some of the idols promised to those recruited to cooperate with the deceptions and distractions. Lies are spread. Others accused of crimes on false and misleading charges. Idol worshipers always make one mistake. They assume no one is able to see through their plans or put all the pieces together. Idol worshipers always underestimate the general public. Like Pharaohs in Egypt, those behind idol worship think the idols they create will rule without question. As history has shown, only a small minority actually believe the lies or trust the idols. Like the Pharaohs in Egypt, modern day idol creators have to relay on a fear factor to seize and maintain control. Fear is one major tool idol creators have relied on for generations.

As we can see, idols are alive and well in today’s modern world. They have taken on different images, but the idea behind idol worship is still the same. The basic creed followed by socialists, communists, marxists, and satanists is basically the same no matter which cult is followed. They all believe they are gods, and anyone who disagrees with their ideas must be eliminated. Which is exactly what we have seen exhibited by a small minority in 2021. The detail we need to pay attention to is, combined, those groups make up a tiny minority of the US and the world. History has shown, every dictator begins with a small minority. Just enough people to make promises to, recruit, use to spread fear, and eventually seize control. Most people avoid those major idols. Most people despise those major idols. But for some reason the people we have come to know as dictators have been able to gain power in many parts of this world. It doesn’t seem to matter how much evidence history introduces, there always seems to be that small minority who are easily convinced, their new leader has a new plan that will work. The fatal mistake is giving them a chance to introduce their plan. That is when the mask comes off and the devil appears in all his fury.

The 5 W’s of Bible Study

This is one Bible Study method many people are familiar with. It is refereed to as the 5 – W’s of Bible Study. Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Each question is listed and answered. Make sure you stick to information in the Bible and do not add in outside reference material. Think of using this method as placing God’s Word on trial. Think of yourself as cross examining God’s Word. Anything outside the Bible is circumstantial evidence and not allowed. This can take some digging, but as a general rule, answers are found by looking back a chapter or two. References can also be used from other books in the Bible.

The key point to using the 5 W’s is to stick to the Bible. This Bible Study method can and will sharpen your Bible Study skills. You learn to look back, review, research, list, and in most cases, write down what you find. All of those steps are designed to slow you down so the Holy Spirit can get in a few words, comments, and ideas.

Who seems to be the easiest question to answer. in most cases you will be studying a person in a story. In most cases the name is prominent and repeated throughout the story. Which should make the name easy to find. This helps you to focus on a single subject. In this case a single person. We all need practice at focusing when we study scripture.

What may be a little more difficult to explain. That is why this book is packed with actual Bible Study examples showing how each rule is applied and used within a Bible Study. What is usually linked to the subject, or event the person is going through.

When can be expressed in a date, time, or series of events. Dates can be found at the beginning of the story, and at times, the beginning of a book in the Bible. When can also be an explanation of the previous event. This event or story followed that event. Try to avoid commentaries when trying to place a date. In many cases commentaries can be nothing more than guesses or personal opinions.

Where is generally the location. Where can be a city, field, mountain, or other physical feature that may have a spiritual bearing on the subject and lesson at hand. Concentrate on the location and let your mind linger on the scene. This often helps to see reactions on the faces of people involved. The scene can also get your mind into the political or religious motives at that particular time. Where will help tie together all the W’s.

Why is where you want to spend your majority of time. As soon as the first 4 W’s are tied together, the why will begin to reveal itself. Why is normally found with a combination of stories that led into the event being studied, and later chapters or stories that recorded the results. Why takes a lot of time and study. Why is listed at the end of the 5 W’s because it takes the What, When, Who, and often times the Where to understand the Why. As soon as you examine the Why, you will see how they all fit together.

The 5 W’s also help identify a loose, sloppy Bible Study from one that put in the right combination of study methods. Many word studies and proof text studies take little or no effort. And as usually designed to convey a preconceived idea. On the other hand, studies like the 5 W’s show a level of interest, time, and attention not found in every Bible Study.

Patterns in Isaiah 25 The LORD’S Banquet

Patterns in the Bible may be a little difficult to spot. When you find a pattern in scripture, how do you use that pattern? What do you learn from those patterns you find? In a sense, patterns open up a new view on scripture. When you begin to see how patterns were added to the Bible, you will see another portion of God’s literary skills. God has unlimited ways of teaching lessons. Patterns are one method with limitless ways to open new views of information that was in the Bible all that time, but you skipped over it a number of times.

Isaiah 25:6-9 NLTse In Jerusalem, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat. (7) There he will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. (8) He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The LORD has spoken! (9) In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the LORD, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!”

What crosses your mind when you think of God’s banquet? Do you think of the banquet Jesus is preparing in Heaven? Do you think about the emotions you’ll feel when you see Him serving? What impression will that make on you? Do you think about the food laid out on the table? How many varieties of nuts will there be? Almonds, pecans, cashew, pistachio, Brazil, Hazelnuts, and more. Fruits of all varieties. Apples, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, pears, peaches, apricots, persimmons, figs, dates, papaya, and many more we never heard of. They are all different. Eat all you want! God will make more. We haven’t even mentioned vegetables. What a feast. How will grains be prepared? How many varieties of fresh bread will there be?

Is that the only feast you think about? Is that the only feast you want to attend? Is the feast in Heaven the only banquet your concerned about? What about the last supper Jesus shared with His disciplines before He was taken to the cross? Do you think about those lessons or do you wait for someone to explain the details? Don’t you think about your reaction when Jesus bends over to wash your feet? Would you have listened when He tried to tell the small group about what was about to happen? Do you listen now when Jesus tries to explain the prophecies He fulfilled? Are you listening or are you numbered with the majority of Christians claiming God doesn’t talk to us anymore?

What about the banquet Jesus invites you to everyday? Do you ever think about the table set in the Tabernacle? The small personal table Jesus sets to invite you to diner and a chat. Do you accept His invitation or are you like people in the parable? They were too busy to attend a wedding banquet the king planned for his son. What happened to those people? It seems everyone is concerned with one person wearing the wrong clothes. No one wants to think about those people who decided not to attend. That lesson is too personal. The point cuts too close to the heart to pray about or preach.

People say bread on that small table in the Tabernacle represents God’s Word. Do they think Jesus only offers one type of bread day after day? Is that why people want to turn down the invitation? Did the god they serve run out of lessons to teach, experiences to share, and love to give? Or is life too busy with too many other more important matters to think about, too many issues Jesus won’t understand because He grew up in another time and age, too many problems in life you want to solve yourself, or maybe it’s a lack of interest, or a lack of love. Maybe it’s a lack of, faith, or knowledge about Jesus. Why do people turn down His invitation day after day leaving Jesus to dine alone, waiting for your company?

When we examine the key words it’s not difficult to see banquet and feast stand out. The difficult part is finding a chapter with the same theme in the introduction and summation. In other words the same context and lesson. The New Testament has a number of stories about banquets. A quick search of banquet and feast will show a number of parables about banquets as well as accounts recording details of the last dinner Jesus shared with His disciples before the cross. There is also a description of the banquet prepared in Heaven after Jesus’ return. Most of the parables point to that banquet in Heaven. They all use a number of spiritual symbols. One of those chapters with a parable about that feast prepared in Heaven contains an introduction and summation with spiritual ties to Isaiah 25.

Luke 14:16-24 NLTse Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. (17) When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ (18) But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ (19) Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ (20) Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’ (21) “The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ (22) After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ (23) So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. (24) For none of those I first invited will get even the smallest taste of my banquet.'”

This is the simplest parable in the gospels explaining the banquet Jesus taught about. Some writers say a king prepared a wedding feast for his son. Luke kept the details simple, repeating only a few key words, banquet, excuse, and servant. In this translation servant is singular which placed a different view on the story. Many people will agree the man represents God, the banquet here shares the theme of the wedding feast, which points to Jesus’ return. Now look at the excuses and symbols which are not repeated, but related on spiritual terms. The first man wants to work in his own field. What is that telling you? On the spiritual level the field represents the world. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. (Matthew 13:38 NLTse).

Isaiah is leading us into an unexpected study once we investigate the impact those banquets have on our lives. Where are you at on your Christian walk? Are you still into the milk of the word? When I challenge people to step up, they often use the excuse they are not at a level to share the word. They are only qualified to share information given to them by their preacher or conference to share. They don’t know how to talk with God. Most people have no idea the pathway to God’s throne is open to them. Either that or they don’t like to face the severe honesty it takes to face God.

Approaching God’s throne is an easy process. All you need to do is follow simple instructions in Hebrews 10 and other parts of the Bible. Plead for and accept the cleansing of Jesus’ blood. Ask Him to cover you and wash your sins away. Ask Jesus to make you clean so you can approach God’s throne to sit at His feet and learn. Then LISTEN.

When you approach God’s throne, Satan will cast all his seeds at you – all the cares of the world. Satan will tell you – “you deserve an answer on this or that.” Satan will fill your mind with a thousand distractions and do anything to keep you from hearing God’s voice. “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:13 NLTse). What are your thoughts on? Satan wants you to fail. He wants you to ask God for a hundred favors. Satan wants your prayers to focus on what God can do for you and neglect asking what you can do for God. Satan does not want you to see or hear the knowledge He is holding out for you. God is your Father. For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:16-17 NLTse). God wants to do more than solve your problems. He wants you to understand everything about those problems and learn from them so you don’t repeat mistakes. That way you’ll be equipped to help teach others. It’s such a simple process. If you are not hearing God and He is not taking you into visions to show you stories in the Bible related to problems you face and the studies you are working on, you need to begin right away. You can’t delay. You’ve already wasted too much time, wasted too much of your life, and missed too many opportunities to serve God. That was the main reason Judah was sent to Babylon. They had to learn how to serve. They also had to learn how to look for the Messiah when He arrived. That’s why Daniel was given a vision. It contained a message to the Jews in Babylon. It showed them not only what to look for in the Messiah, but when to look for Him. How much more could God have done? People we’re just not listening. You can decide to either repeat those mistakes or learn from them. All of this is so simple I can’t see why the world doesn’t understand. Sometimes I feel the world does not want to listen. Like the parable says, people were too busy making excuses.

Pray to Jesus in the evening and the morning and throughout the day.

Pray out loud whenever you can.

Night time is time to rest and get away from this world.

Take this time to reconnect with God.

God can reach you through His Word.

Read scripture in the evening and in the morning.

Keep in contact with God like a friend.

God communicates through a series of events.

Look for patterns in His Word, your life, and world events.

Pay attention to conversations with people. God also communicates through people.

Approach God’s throne by praying to Jesus to cleanse you with His blood.

Lay your sins in front of Jesus.

Listen to what He has to say.

Ask Jesus to purify you and place you at the foot of God’s throne.

Ask about a few subjects one at a time and wait for an answer.

Ask God about scripture you are studying.

Listen to scripture that comes to mind.

Pay attention to parallel themes.

Pay attention to parallel events in your life and the world related to the subject your studying.

Learn to identify and suppress distractions while in prayer.

Don’t let your mind wonder.

Repeat the details you learned.

Write to keep a record.

Other details will come out while writing.

Learn to share.

With a little practice you’ll be able to listen to God’s voice in ways you never imagined. While praying about scripture your studying, pay attention to scenes in your mind. Look at people, their reactions to events, the scene they are in, clothes they are wearing, how they are considering choices their facing. Soon you’ll be seeing details in single scenes as well as how they relate to other stories in the Bible. And as always, consider context. Once you begin seeing how God’s Spirit is able to relate stories from different books and time periods, you’ll understand God’s timing and develop skills to see repeated patterns you never saw before, as well as gain a respect for God’s Spirit few people are brave enough to experience.

When you dine with Jesus are you going to stay with milk or are you ready for meat? In the Bible meat refers to anything solid. You can read the details in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Two of the major offerings for the Tabernacle consisted of the first fruits and a second offering before the final harvest. There is one thing about milk you have to realize. Milk will do nothing to produce more milk, cattle, or anything. If you are stuck on milk you will never be able to produce anything. Look at the first fruits. A cherry has one seed to produce another tree which will make more cherries. Other fruits have many seeds. Consider the pomegranate. If you’ve ever eaten one you know it’s filled with seeds. This is the reason Jesus used pomegranates in the Tabernacle. Pomegranates have very little flesh. They hardly seem worth the trouble to eat. Jesus used this as a symbol of His humility. Jesus takes very little for Himself because He placed the majority of His attention on the seeds He planted.

This translation shows the servant as singular. Luke wanted to emphasize the point Jesus is the one who came to invite us all to the banquet in Heaven. Even when Jesus invited people like the priests and Pharisees, they looked for excuses not to believe, not to accept the invitation He extended to them. After everyone was invited there was still more room. God will always make more room like the food He has prepared for the banquet. Eat all you want, God will make more. This also shows the invitations have to continue. Jesus pointed to our work and cooperation in His ministry. The most important thing about the invitation is what people will see and experience. There he will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. He will swallow up death forever!

What does it take on our part? Isaiah tells us God only requires a little trust from us. In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the LORD, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!” Remaining on milk and refusing solid food with seeds to spread is doubting God and His ability. It’s not our works that changes people, it is God’s. All we need to do is become a living example and deliver messages God designed. One more detail we need to review is shown in Isaiah’s introduction to chapter 25.

Isaiah 25:1-5 NLTse O LORD, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. (2) You turn mighty cities into heaps of ruins. Cities with strong walls are turned to rubble. Beautiful palaces in distant lands disappear and will never be rebuilt. (3) Therefore, strong nations will declare your glory; ruthless nations will fear you. (4) But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall, (5) or like the relentless heat of the desert. But you silence the roar of foreign nations. As the shade of a cloud cools relentless heat, so the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled.

Isaiah opened this chapter like no other in his book. This introduction mirrors many of David’s prayers in Psalms. It may seem strange to find an introduction explaining important aspects of prayer in a chapter containing a prophecy about the banquet God is preparing a banquet. But how do you plan on making it to that banquet? What steps are you going to take? We know Jesus is the bread of life. “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. Yes, I am the bread of life! Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.” (John 6:47-51 NLTse). It goes a lot deeper than believing Jesus is the bread of life. Jesus’ life represented much more than salvation. “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 NLTse). Jesus meant more than physical bread… we need much more than a casual knowledge of Jesus and a prayer for the salvation He offers. We have to know His Word. We have to commit ourselves to preparing our heart, mind, and soul to be His servant.

Praise to God has to be personal. It has to come from the heart. It has to be real and tangible. It takes practice. Soon you will see a direct relationship between your praise for God and the answers He gives you. Praise God for everything. Praise Him for your house you live in. Praise Him for all the times He came trough for you when everything looked hopeless. Review the details and how God arranged a sequence of events to teach a lesson as well as see you through those rough times. Praise God for your family and friends. Praise Him for the moments you spent alone with Him. Praise God for the message and beauty He sent through a sunset. Praise God for the messages He gave you and the people He sent you to. Review little details in your praise. The more you praise God the more you will see His protection and tender loving care – the easier you will hear His voice. Notice how God always seems to do the unexpected? Notice how problems are solved in ways you never imagined? Notice how God sends you to people you never expected? God reaches out to more people in more ways than anyone can imagine. It is like the generous variety of food He prepares for His banquet. God not only loves diversity, He also loves, cares for, and reaches out to all individuals as we see in the Introduction to Luke 14.

Luke 14:1-6 NLTse One Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people were watching him closely. (2) There was a man there whose arms and legs were swollen. (3) Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in religious law, “Is it permitted in the law to heal people on the Sabbath day, or not?” (4) When they refused to answer, Jesus touched the sick man and healed him and sent him away. (5) Then he turned to them and said, “Which of you doesn’t work on the Sabbath? If your son or your cow falls into a pit, don’t you rush to get him out?” (6) Again they could not answer.

There are two questions that instantly come to mind. What does the introduction to prayer in Isaiah have to do with Jesus eating dinner with a Pharisee? The other question is what dinner is Luke referring to? Luke’s simplicity brings to mind a number of dinners recorded in the gospels. One day Jesus met Matthew and told him, “follow me.” Matthew got up and not only followed Jesus, he was so excited he invited Jesus to dinner and invited all his friends. Being a tax collector the only people who associated with Matthew were other tax collectors. This was early in Jesus’ ministry when priests and Pharisees only started to gather information on the man who healed a leper and send him to the priests to administer the offering. Eating with tax collectors was a mark on the negative side as far as the religious leaders were concerned.

Near the end of his ministry Jesus had dinner with Simon, a man Jesus cured of the leprosy. During that dinner Mary came in to anoint Jesus for burial and wash His feet. Some people at that dinner were not happy with a sinner like Mary being around while they were eating.

At another dinner four men lowered their paralyzed friend through the roof of the build, placing him right in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves, “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!” Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Mark 2:5-11 NLTse).

What do those dinners have in common? Religious leaders opposing Jesus were present. Here is a very important point you need to learn before you understand Isaiah or any of the other books of the Bible. Isaiah is a lesson book unlike other books in the Bible. Isaiah communicated with God in many ways. Isaiah teaches us how God communicates with us. God spoke to Isaiah. God also gave Isaiah visions. God also communicates in dreams. Isaiah also shows us how to see common threads in the Bible. Isaiah also teaches us how God’s Spirit leads us to other common threads. Here we see common threads in dinners Jesus attended. Jesus healed people at each of those dinners physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Those were points religious leaders couldn’t see. Now ask yourself why. The answer is plainer than you think. Those religious leaders did not communicate with God. What would God’s Spirit tell them about Jesus if they knew how to listen? How much do people miss today if they don’t know how to communicate with God? If they don’t know how to listen to His voice?

Those religious leaders forgot how to pray. Compare yourself to them. We all make the same mistakes. We all think it’s no use talking to God about what He already knows, or details we think we have figured out. The most important aspect they forgot about prayer, and we forget, is confessing our sins then listening – really listening. God’s Spirit can be brutally honest. People know that. That’s why people avoid that aspect of pray. It’s called confession.

Let’s look at the mistakes those religious made to see if we can learn a few lessons about ourselves. Put yourself in their place. Be honest about what those religious leaders thought and how they justified things they did. The sacrificial system was a big item. Their system consisted of inspecting lambs, rejecting them, paying a small price to take the animal off the hands of the sinner, then charging a high price for an animal they deemed perfect. Of course the lamb purchased from the sinner was taken around the back of the court to a waiting bin. Then transferred to the bin holding perfect sacrifices for sale the next day. Those religious leaders convinced themselves it was a way of serving God by raising money for God. How much money did God get? How much of that money was used to alleviate pain and suffering of poor people, orphans, and widows? That was a second sin those religious leaders neglected to confess. They justified their neglect by convincing themselves widows, orphans and poor people were suffering vengeance from God based on past sins. Those religious leaders convinced themselves they served God by inflicting more pain and suffering on widows, orphans, and poor people, as well as lame, blind,.and sick people. Religious leaders created their own little world where they lived lives of luxury with additional privileges, while people they were supposed to serve suffered under heavy burdens. Another piece of their plan was convincing themselves part of their role in serving God was to go to extremes showing how God blessed them. Those religious leaders led a life masquerading like priests, while no one with as much authority and responsibility was farther from God then themselves.

That was one example showing how people drift from God. The distance is small at first. Change a rule here, another there. Finally they forget to confess sin altogether. Pride is a dangerous cliff with a big drop. Now take this example and compare it to kings in Jerusalem Isaiah had to deal with. Didn’t those kings forget how to pray? Didn’t they forget how to listen to God? The Bible compared those kings to David for a reason. Other kings in Jerusalem were not like David. What were the differences? David spoke to God. When David didn’t want to listen, God sent a prophet. David listened to the prophets then confessed his sins. David was a man after God’s heart. David could never give up His relationship with God. It would have broken his heart – like loosing his first love. God was David’s first love. The last kings in Jerusalem forgot how to communicate with God like David did. Then God sent prophets. A lot of them. They still didn’t listen. Like those religious leaders in Jesus’ time, the kings didn’t want to confess their sins, they couldn’t see their sins, they didn’t talk to God, and they didn’t listen. The Bible says they hardened their hearts.

So what do we do now with these examples from the Bible? We’re seeing how Isaiah leads us to texts with the same theme. As we see how lessons build and expand, we learn to understand context and how God wrote the Bible. We also see how God’s Spirit brings parallel chapters together for us to see how spiritual lessons are taught using a series of examples.

It’s easy for me to see patterns because my training and experience in engineering helped tune me into looking for patterns as well as focus my mind on learning how things are constructed. I was in engineering when drawing with computers was introduced. The first computer was as big as a room. I had to lay the pattern out on paper to calculate points, angles, and distance with a hand calculator. Then I went to the computer to draw a roll cage and cab for a new tractor design. In an attempt to make things easier, I draw half the cab then asked the computer administrator how to select and flip one half , mirroring it to make up the other half. I was surprised to hear, “the computer can’t do that.” No one thought of that. As years passed computer programs grew. We worked on one advanced system with a lot of features built in to make our job easier. Unfortunately that company didn’t corner the market like one of their competitors. As you can imagine, we had a lot of problems because customers with the more popular system couldn’t read the files we sent them. Once emailing files became popular, we had to switch to the more popular program other companies were using. I was surprised to find the most popular program which became an industry standard was missing a lot of the features the system we had been using included as standard. So I found out how to write simple programs called macros. After I finished writing macros, also known as short keys to put the features I needed into the new program, I began keeping track of processes I constantly repeated. When I noticed I used the same process everyday, I would jot down the steps on a post it note. Next time I needed to repeat that process, I entered into the macro mode to create a new short cut. I went through the alphabet with the control key, also the alternate key as well as a third method added in an updated version, the shift-alternate key combination. I created more than a hundred short cut keys to draw on a computer more efficiently.

God doesn’t use short cut keys to reveal lessons in the Bible, but we can use lessons in the Bible to save us the trouble of learning lessons the long, hard way. What you need to do is develop skills to see patterns repeated in the Bible. The Bible is written like a song. Songs will teach a lesson or tell a story then go into a refrain, words that are repeated. The first and easiest part of a song to memorize and repeat is the refrain. Right? God repeated lessons in a rhythm. Learning a few simple Bible Study rules will show you how to find those rhythms. The easiest way to teach a child is with rhymes. Now we can look for the rhyme on the summations for Isaiah 25 and Luke 14.

Isaiah 25:10-12 NLTse For the LORD’s hand of blessing will rest on Jerusalem. But Moab will be crushed. It will be like straw trampled down and left to rot. (11) God will push down Moab’s people as a swimmer pushes down water with his hands. He will end their pride and all their evil works. (12) The high walls of Moab will be demolished. They will be brought down to the ground, down into the dust.

Luke 14:27-35 NLTse And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. (28) “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? (29) Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. (30) They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ (31) “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? (32) And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. (33) So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. (34) “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? (35) Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!”

As usual, Isaiah is using symbols again. This time it is Moab. Isaiah is using Moab to send us back to scripture. Afterward Lot left Zoar because he was afraid of the people there, and he went to live in a cave in the mountains with his two daughters. So that night they got him drunk with wine again, and the younger daughter went in and had intercourse with him. As before, he was unaware of her lying down or getting up again. As a result, both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their own father. When the older daughter gave birth to a son, she named him Moab. He became the ancestor of the nation now known as the Moabites. When the younger daughter gave birth to a son, she named him Ben-ammi. He became the ancestor of the nation now known as the Ammonites.(Genesis 19:30, 35-38 NLTse). We have to look a bit further back to understand why God is allowing Moab to be pushed around. It wasn’t only because of their birth. Their father had problems long before their time in the cave. We have to look at these types of symbols in a constructive manner. What made Moab what he was? Where did he get his influence and education from? Who brought him up? We can see Moab and his brother Ben-ammi grew up in isolation influenced by three people. We’re not told much about Lot’s daughters, but we are told a great deal about Lot.

Lot left his home when God called Abram. Lot’s cattle grew much like Abram’s showing us Lot was also blessed by God. Soon there wasn’t enough grass and water for all of Lot’s and Abram’s cattle, so they decided to separate. Lot took the best fields near Sodom. One day Abram heard Sodom and a number of other nations were over thrown by a confederation of kings. After talking to God, Abram called 318 of his faithful friends to attack the vast army that carried Lot and his family away captive. Those 318 men must have had a close personal relationship with God to face the world’s largest army at that time. Even though the odds were against them, those 318 men followed Abram to victory. Not a soul was lost. Once again God led a small number of people against a large army, who days and weeks earlier defeated an army made of number of combined nations.

Later Sodom’s wickedness reached levels beyond imagination and control. God had no choice but to destroy the city. God sent His angel who visited Abram before destroying Sodom. Abram pleaded with the angel who agreed to spare Sodom if five righteous people could be found. In the end, Lot left with his wife and two daughters. The angel only found four people willing to accept his word and leave the city. Of course the experience in the cave showed how righteous Lot’s daughters were. The point is, Abram knew 318 men willing to risk their lives to save Lot and his family. Lot could not convince a single person to leave the city with him. Once Lot separated from Abram, he lost something. Lot lost the ability and drive to lead people to God. Something in Lot’s life took God’s place in his heart. The inability to share God showed up in his two sons Ben-amm and Moab.

It’s not difficult to see the Lesson in Isaiah 25 repeated in Luke 14. Lot took the best for himself but never really thought ahead in spiritual terms. Lot saw fields of green grass and an abundance of water for his cattle translating into profit for himself. Lot not only took his eyes off Abram, he took his eyes off his duty to God. Once again we see God using a contrast to teach a lesson when we compare Abram’s victory to Lot’s failure. By the way, whatever happened to all of Lot’s cattle? In Sodom we find Lot living in the city. A strange place to find a shepherd. Lot left with nothing. Lot withdrew to that mountain retreat with nothing but his daughters. Everything Lot thought was important was taken away.

That’s the same lesson Jesus was trying to teach. Sure Lot did nice things. He opened his home to strangers. But he lost the ability to reach people. How? Lot lost communication with God. Remember David talked with God. The worse things got, the more David talked with God. Lot saw the city around him falling into all kinds of sin. Not much different than we see the world today. The closing moments of Sodom showed how little Lot was able to share with his family and neighbors. Other members of Lot’s family decided to stay because they didn’t believe him. A last second show of faith is not enough to change hearts. That’s why Jesus talks about building. It takes time. It takes a foundation, walls, roof, planning, hard work, dedication, and funds. All the things it takes to build a spiritual relationship with God. Of course God provides funds, but how do we use them? To glorify God or take the best for ourselves. Think about that.

Jesus draws our minds back to battle fields Isaiah walked through. Jesus knew the relationship between these chapters long before anyone discovered the spiritual connection long before they were written. Look at key words Jesus used. Construction, building, calculating, cost, complete, and finish are a process leading to carrying your cross. Jesus didn’t tell them to know about the cross. He told them to carry their cross. To know the cost of that cross they had to carry. Jesus also repeated the word discuss to draw your attention to it. Who are you going to discuss your cross with? Does your preacher know anything about the cross you carry? Only what you can tell him about it. So the information he gives back to you can only be less than the information you give him. That’s what people do. They go to someone they trust and the image and meaning of the cross diminishes. The only way it can increase is to go to the One who knows what it’s like to not only carry a cross, but die on it.

It wouldn’t be right to put the meaning of those symbols together without teaching you how to repeat the process so you can use it to properly interpret other symbols, not to mention using this pattern to see if interpretations other people teach are correct. How do we know Moab represented Lot’s relationship with God? Or shall we say lack of a relationship? People come up with a number of interpretations for Moab in Isaiah 25. How do we know which one is correct? How do we know Moab is a symbol pointing to Lot’s relationship with God? We learn to look at context. Moab is mentioned in the summary, so it has to agree with the introduction by following the same theme as well as teach the same lesson. Look back at the introduction. “O LORD, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them.” Isaiah is praying to God. The introduction is a window looking into Isaiah’s relationship with God. Remember Isaiah is teaching us how God communicates with prophets as well as how prophets communicate with God. In this case God used a contrast to teach the same lesson. As we looked back on the story of Lot’s life we found other contrasts teaching the same lesson. This is what’s known as context. Plain and simple. It is so simple no one should forget those lessons once they learn them.

There should be no doubt the prophecy and its fulfillment are related. They have to be. We also know key words in prophecies lead us to texts explaining exactly how its been fulfilled. There is no guess work. Since the prophecies and fulfillments are related, so are the chapters. Based on God’s pattern in His Word, the introductions and summaries are spiritually related. In this example Isaiah 25 began with a personal prayer to God. Isaiah recorded an example showing how he communicated with God. So the introduction to the parallel chapter must also teach a theme about relationships with God. Jesus showed His relationship with God in the introduction of Luke 14 which also contains a contrast, religious leaders showing the lack of a relationship. Isaiah used Moab as a symbol in the summary. Since the introduction in Isaiah 25 shows a relationship with God, the summary must follow the same theme. This shows us what aspect of Moab to use in Isaiah 25. As a symbol Moab represented a number of things at different times depending on the context. Now we see how the introduction in Isaiah 25 led us to the proper interpretation.

How deep does the lesson go? Isaiah 25 tells us about God pushing Moab away. Why? To answer that question we can look at the contrast in the introduction of Isaiah 25. Isaiah, God’s prophet is drawing closer to God looking for an answer. Since Moab is being pushed away, context shows a lack of communication with God. Isaiah 25’s parallel chapter Luke 14 shows more details in its summary. Moab never took up their cross. They weren’t interested in measuring the cost. They didn’t lay a foundation. Moab had a history of fighting their own wars. We see another parallel between Isaiah 25 and Luke 14 in the summaries when we compare Moab pushed away like water and salt thrown away. If you look back at the two texts you can see other related words I didn’t highlight. Once we understand the lesson we can go back to see how push is related to thrown. Now you can look back at the two related texts and see a new list of related words. This gives us a brief view of measuring the cost of our cross. Part of that cost is understanding God’s Word. Part of that cost is taking time to develop our relationship with Christ and His Spirit to see one detail after another open up, then look back time and time again to see what details were missed the first time. I can tell you for a fact, every time I study, God takes me back over what I’ve learned and shows me a list of details I missed. This always happens. It will always happen when you put time into a relationship with the Infinite God.

Vision of Heaven

I think all Christians believe the number of the beast points back to creation. The sad part is, most Christians say that 6 points to man, who was formed by God on the sixth day and stop there. John called it the number of the beast twice. The number points to the devil. Men took the number of the beast and made it point to a man. By rule a symbol always points to something far greater. Not the other way around. Every aspect of the spiritual lesson is lost whenever the interpretation of a symbol is reduced.

What does the Bible tells us about the devil stopping at 6? The devil stopped at man’s creation. The devil’s influence stopped at mankind because the devil is restricted to influencing mankind. The devil’s power is limited to mankind. When we look at the proper sequence in scripture, Adam was not given the ability to reproduce until after creation week. The devil has no reproductive powers. He was stopped on the sixth day. The devil remains limited by the sixth day in more ways than we can imagine.

The devil does not enter into God’s rest. The devil has no part in God’s covenant. None of them. The devil has no meeting place with God. The devil doesn’t have the Spirit to communicate with. The devil has no place in front of God’s throne. Which brings up a number of questions. How could Satan live in Heaven, experience Heaven, then turn the world so far away from Heaven? Yes Satan did experience Heaven.

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you. In the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub who covers: and I set you, so that you were on the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you. (Eze 28:13-15).

Lucifer was a covering angel. One of two angels in direct contact with the Ark and God’s law. Lucifer was right there in front of God’s throne. Satan experienced all the glory and power of God’s throne. And then he turned his back on God and Heaven.

Before anyone can understand the number God gave that beast, we have to understand what that number points to, and understand what it means to stop short of God’s rest and God’s throne. We have to look back at Lucifer’s experience in Heaven. We have to visit God’s throne and Heaven to see what Satan gave up to understand why he initiated changes here on earth to keep us as far away from God’s throne as possible. Then and only then can we begin to understand how and why Satan introduced his concept of a perfect world to earth.

We can begin by looking at a long list of things this world has that do not exist in Heaven. Satan’s plan is to introduce a better system, a better government, and better way of life here on earth compared to what God created in Heaven. Humans often think this world is paradise based on the fact, they have nothing to compare it to. God gave us an example here on earth. As a matter of fact, many examples. North Korea is the example that exists in our generation.

First, as noted above, even if only at the level of North Korean folk religion, it’s not only American Christians who attribute divine powers to the Kims; ordinary North Koreans regularly do so as well (as North Korean defectors readily attest).

https://dotheword.org/2014/05/26/do-north-koreans-worship-kim-il-sung-as-god/

A North Korean defector who lived in the country until she was 15 has described how she was brought up to believe that leader Kim Jong-il was “a god” who could read her thoughts.

Yeonmi Park, now 20, said she was brainwashed through propaganda “24/7” and was constantly aware of people around her being made to “disappear”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/north-korean-defector-says-she-believed-kim-jong-il-was-god-who-could-read-her-mind-9251983.html

North Korea is a living example showing how a society can be cut off, restrained, and convinced anything is true. The self proclaimed god of North Korea was able to brainwash the majority of its population into believing they lived in paradise. Even though the opposite is quite true. Kim was able to convince people living in the most impoverished conditions they were experiencing paradise. That example exists for a reason. Millions of people in North Korea are suffering for a reason. To show the world an example of how self proclaimed gods can brainwash people into believing they have obtained paradise and there is no reason to look for anything better.

The devil does that to this world. Billions of people spanning generations were convinced, nothing better existed beyond the world that existed around them and what the devil allowed them to have. Look around at the world today. This world is over flowing with things that have never and will never exist in Heaven. Satan works to develop and distribute those fake visions of paradise to keep minds focused on obtaining the riches of this world in exchange for a vision of God’s Heaven.

Today Satan offers trinkets such as cars and cell phones to give people the impression they are in control and living a full and complete life. There will be no cars in Heaven. Heaven is the only place where eternity exists. We will walk from place to place in bodies that will not wear out or tire. In Heaven we will not be restrained or pressured by time. Look at cars today. People speed along to make up time. Schedules place people under considerable pressure. People break laws, place others in danger, mane, wound, and kill people in the effort to make up time. We won’t have any of that in Heaven. Cars come with alarms, door locks, and endless safety features. Heaven has no locks on doors. Heaven is filled with people who are trustworthy and honest. There are no clocks to beat. Those pressures do not exist in Heaven. People can leave their homes with no worries to follow them. We will meet people along the road too happy to meet, feed us, and offer a place to sleep. Heaven has no fears or reasons to mistrust people. Our supermarket is outside our door. Trees offer free nuts and fruits. There is no reason to cut down trees to burn for heat. The weather is always mild and enjoyable.

On the other hand, those cars come loaded with taxes. Sales tax, transfer taxes, licenses, fees, gasoline taxes, tire taxes, and loads of hidden taxes. God never taxed a thing. Taxes are an invention of the devil. Part of his number. All of those taxes point to one thing – control.

People think they’ve obtained a slice of freedom, wisdom, and paradise with their cell phone. Quite the opposite is true. God has communication systems that make cell phones appear primitive. This world had to exist for over 6000 years without cell phones. God’s communication through His Spirit existed long before this earth was created. It still exists today. Satan is trying his hardest to make us forget about God’s Spirit, his way of communicating, and His concern for us. Cell phones are loaded with costs. The cost of the phone, monthly plans, taxes, charges for minutes, data usage, and other costs. God never charged anything for His Spirit. But Satan needs to charge for his services. It is part of his control.

Everything Satan offers requires factories, managers, owners, and bosses. Another part of Satan’s plan to control. Satan invented classes. We have the elite class, the working class, the middle class, the poor class, and forgotten classes. Satan developed a tier system to control the human race. Tier systems exist in every form of government. Tier systems exist in monarchies, democracies, republics, and every variation of marxism, socialism, and communism. Take a moment to ask yourself why. Because there is not a form of government in this world that was not created by Satan and is not controlled by Satan. Any attempt to teach and preach anything else is a trick by Satan in an attempt to conceal himself.

There are no tier systems in Heaven. There never have been and there never will be. People may say, “there are twenty four elders at God’s throne, and other examples of angels and other beings at God’s throne on different levels.” What did those angels tell John?

And I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel showing me these things. Then he said to me, Behold! See, do not do it! For I am your fellow-servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep the Words of this Book. Do worship to God. (Rev 22:8-9 MKJV).

We are all equal in God’s eyes. We are all equal in Heaven. Today in 2021 Satan is still pointing out differences in equality, differences in color, income, race, working classes, and every class he could think of. Satan invented those classes to use against us. Satan has done everything in his power to stop communication with Heaven and obscure every vision of Heaven because Satan does not want this world to see the equality that exists in Heaven. If this world could see God’s equality, Satan would loose his power. Satan would loose the control he has worked so hard to gain.

The scriptures stopped Satan at the sixth day. The author of Hebrews explained why Satan stopped at the sixth day,

For He spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested the seventh day from all His works.” And in this place again, “They shall not enter into My rest.” Since then it remains that some must enter into it, and since they to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of unbelief, He again marks out a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” (after so long a time). Even as it is said, “Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. So then there remains a rest to the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Therefore let us labor to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of unbelief. (Heb 4:4-11 MKJV).

The author of Hebrews summed up why it is so important to understand why Satan held himself to the sixth day and why he plans on restricting this world to the sixth day.

For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb 4:12-16 MKJV).

The Book of Hebrews ties in understanding God’s word to God’s throne. Common sense tells us, we cannot hope to understand God’s Word without God’s presence, counsel, and guidance. God’s Word is one of the most important connections we have with Heaven. One of the most important factors we have to gain a proper vision of Heaven. The other factor is, a direct connection with God’s throne. To gain a reliable and accurate vision of Heaven we need both.

We should have our own personal visions of Heaven. We have no way of knowing how complete each vision will be. We will have to wait to get to Heaven before we see what we missed, and what details we may have over estimated. But to get together and share is part of that building process we see in God’s household here on earth.

To me Heaven is a place of total trust. There are no locks on any doors. There is no reason for locks or security. God is our security. Jesus gives us a place to live.

Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know. (Joh 14:1-4 MKJV).

We’re supposed to know where Heaven is what have an idea of what it looks like. The only one capable of describing the place prepared for us in Heaven is the One building that place for us. Jesus.

Jesus walked with people. Jesus talked with people. Jesus tried to explain those details to people. But the lessons from Heaven were intercepted by Satan, re-translated, then fed to mankind over generations. That never stopped Jesus from breaking those barriers wherever He could.

Your place in Heaven is custom designed by Jesus and includes everything you need. It is all mortgage free and tax free. On earth we are chained to our homes by mortgages, rent, and taxes. Not to mention constant repairs and maintenance. All of those are distractions designed by the enemy to keep our minds off our true home in Heaven.

All the food we need is outside our front door. There are no supermarkets in Heaven. So there is no need to staff those types of places with people like to devil does to create a class of working people. There will be no farmers by trade. God is in control. There will be no pesticides, weed killer, or machines to plant and harvest. Those are all inventions by the enemy to spread fear, and give this world a false sense of control.

Any of us can decide to visit a friend or relative days away. We can walk. There is never any danger of being mugged or robbed in Heaven. All our journeys will be safe. All the food and water we will need will be along side the road. Weather will always be mild. God and Jesus will be with us every step of the way. Time will never be a restraint. We can visit a son, daughter, mother and father for 100 years and still have an eternity to look forward to. We will be in a paradise we cannot imagine.

We will see forests like we never imagined with nuts and fruits that taste like we’ve never tasted before. We will see fields of flowers in colors like we’ve never experienced here in earth. Can you imagine the scents? Fields of grass will seem to go one forever. The grass will be softer. There will never be any risk of cutting ourselves on a sharp blade of grass or picking ourselves on a thorn. They will not exist in Heaven. Even the grass will shimmer in the sun like we never imagined. Fields of grass will make the shimmer of gold and silver pail in comparison with what Jesus has in store for us.

Has Jesus shown you the shimmering pools of water with gems stones of every variety sitting at the bottom of that crystal lake? Has Jesus introduced you to the animals. Every variety of animal with no fear of men. Even the animals will teach us new lessons in trust and lessons about how the earth was originally created. We will witness the recreation of this world first hand. It will be something we will never forget.

Satan stopped at the creation of mankind because that is where he has chosen to exist. Satan thrives on focusing on mankind and the burdens and lies he inflicts on us. Satan’s goal is to build a better society than what God offers. Satan has seen the world God has to offer. Satan has lived in that world. Satan knows no matter how hard he tries, he cannot give us one tenth of what God offers. So Satan does his best to obscure and hide that vision of Heaven from us. The only thing Satan can do is make us fall far shorter than where he landed when he was thrown out of Heaven and restricted to this world.

666

Mark of the Beast

That little number 666 has baffled scholars for generations. The number 6 points us back to creation. God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the seventh day.

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day. (Gen 1:31).

Satan fell short of the 7th day. Satan never entered into God’s rest. Satan lost his position at God’s throne. Satan lost the connection with the Holy Spirit at God’s throne. The number 6 tells us Satan has nothing to work with but this world.

So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation. (Gen 2:1-3).

The number 6 is repeated 3 times to remind us of Satan’s 3 defeats.

Satan was defeated in Heaven.

Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven. This great dragon–the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world–was thrown down to the earth with all his angels. Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last– salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth– the one who accuses them before our God day and night. (Rev 12:7-10).

Satan was defeated by Christ’s ministry on earth.

And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. (Rev 12:11).

Satan will be defeated at the lake of fire.

Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Rev 20:10).

The Unforgivable Sin

There’s been a lot written about the unforgivable sin. An Internet search of the unforgivable sin will display 1,440,000 results in 0.61 seconds. Of course they don’t agree. People have their own ideas about the unforgivable sin and few have any Biblical proof to back up their concepts and idea. What does the Bible actually say about the unforgivable sin? Is the unforgivable sin one sin or an accumulation of sins?

A lot of people feel it’s their duty to narrow the unforgivable sin down to a single sin. Yes. You commit that one sin, you crossed the line and are lost forever with absolutely no chance of being forgiven. If you pay attention you’ll find out the people suggesting the idea a single sin is the unforgivable sin are the same people writing a million articles claiming there is a single anti-Christ, and a single world leader will take over in the last days. When we put all those stories together we can see how all those claims lack evidence. Those stories turn out to be nothing more than an attempt to make the authors look wiser than the rest of the human race. Those type of studies prove nothing else outside of human pride.

Today we are going to look at three major changes in world history. Actually a number of changes in world history because we need to be true to a Bible study by looking at the events that lead up to the greatest changes in world history. No one can argue the flood that destroyed the earth in Noah’s time was one of those events. The other is the fall of Jerusalem. For good reason Christians study those events knowing they have some kind of connection with the last days we are looking at in 2021. And if we want to study the unforgivable sin, we have to study what Jesus said about the unforgivable sin and the events that led up to that conversation.

The first event is of course the flood.

The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing–all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7 NLTse).

The question of course is, what led to God’s decision? We can of course look at the verses that let to this decision.

Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them. The sons of God saw the beautiful women and took any they wanted as their wives. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.” In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times. (Genesis 6:1-4 NLTse).

We see a lot written about the sons of God with daughters of the earth and giants having intercourse with women. The key word here is warriors. Those giants bred warriors, which leads us to the thought of war. Men are called warriors after fighting and winning battles. Which is where they gain their reputation as warriors. We should notice the first word in this chapter is, “then.” Which of course tells us, this chapter is a continuation of the previous chapter. In short, the Bible tells us, the previous chapter will explain why the world needed warriors.

Genesis chapter 5 contains a written account of the descendants of Adam. There is only one verse in that chapter that actually leads us in the opposite direction.

Enoch lived 365 years, walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him. (Genesis 5:23-24 NLTse).

Whenever we back up in scripture, it reveals details normally overlooked. In this case, we instantly notice there was one man who didn’t have to live through the flood, the destruction of every living creature on the land. Of course God chose Noah and his family, but there was also Enoch and the lesson he teaches. Enoch was close to God. This closeness to God is what prompted God to take Enoch to Heaven, thus sparing Enoch the experience of seeing the earth destroyed in the flood. This is one lesson God wanted us to see.

As we search backwards to find what caused the destruction of the earth, we find a number of events that lead to God’s decision.

When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the LORD. Abel also brought a gift–the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected. (Genesis 4:3-5 NLTse).

One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him. (Genesis 4:8 NLTse).

One day Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me. If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!” (Genesis 4:23-24 NLTse).

The first sin we see is Cain refusing to follow God’s orders. Cain decided to do things his own way. Which mirrors or builds upon Eve’s and Adam’s sin. Which was to disobey God. In the Bible, disobeying God quickly moved to murder, which is the highlight of Genesis chapter 4. Whenever God repeats something, He wants us to pay attention to that detail. Disobeying God quickly led to murder. We are given two physical examples of murder. We would have to dig much deeper to see the spiritual side. At this we need to stick to simple terms the Bible is telling us. Disobeying God, doing things your own way leads to murder. The destruction of life.

The seconds event is the fall of Jerusalem. When we look at the fall of Jerusalem, we see how it boiled down to a single event, a single command from God those in Jerusalem chose to accept then chose to ignore.

This message came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah made a covenant with the people, proclaiming freedom for the slaves. He had ordered all the people to free their Hebrew slaves–both men and women. No one was to keep a fellow Judean in bondage. The officials and all the people had obeyed the king’s command, but later they changed their minds. They took back the men and women they had freed, forcing them to be slaves again. So the LORD gave them this message through Jeremiah: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your ancestors long ago when I rescued them from their slavery in Egypt. I told them that every Hebrew slave must be freed after serving six years. But your ancestors paid no attention to me. Recently you repented and did what was right, following my command. You freed your slaves and made a solemn covenant with me in the Temple that bears my name. But now you have shrugged off your oath and defiled my name by taking back the men and women you had freed, forcing them to be slaves once again. “Therefore, this is what the LORD says: Since you have not obeyed me by setting your countrymen free, I will set you free to be destroyed by war, disease, and famine. You will be an object of horror to all the nations of the earth. Because you have broken the terms of our covenant, I will cut you apart just as you cut apart the calf when you walked between its halves to solemnize your vows. Yes, I will cut you apart, whether you are officials of Judah or Jerusalem, court officials, priests, or common people–for you have broken your oath. I will give you to your enemies, and they will kill you. Your bodies will be food for the vultures and wild animals. “I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah and his officials to the army of the king of Babylon. And although Babylon’s king has left Jerusalem for a while, I will call the Babylonian armies back again. They will fight against this city and will capture it and burn it down. I will see to it that all the towns of Judah are destroyed, with no one living there.” (Jeremiah 34:8-22 NLTse).

The agreement was rather simple. If Jerusalem released all the slaves, they were safe. They released the slaves, and God kept his part of the agreement by sending Babylon’s army away. As soon as things appeared to be going their way, the people in Jerusalem went back on their word and placed the people back into slavery. The single determining factor leading to the fall of Jerusalem was slavery.

The third story we need to look at is of course Jesus’ discussion on the unforgivable sin.

“I tell you the truth, everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, the Son of Man will also acknowledge in the presence of God’s angels. But anyone who denies me here on earth will be denied before God’s angels. Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. “And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.” (Luke 12:8-12 NLTse).

Looking at that small portion of Jesus’ discussion presents a number of questions to most people with an open mind. We can’t expect to take a small portion of any spiritual conversation and expect to understand what it means. First of all, we have to look at what led Jesus into that discussion.

Meanwhile, the crowds grew until thousands were milling about and stepping on each other. Jesus turned first to his disciples and warned them, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees–their hypocrisy. The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear! “Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear. “What is the price of five sparrows–two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Luke 12:1-7 NLTse).

Most Christians know the yeast of the Pharisees is their teachings. Their opinions on spiritual matters. How do Christians know this? Because Jesus clearly identified the symbol. Then at last they understood that he wasn’t speaking about the yeast in bread, but about the deceptive teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Matthew 16:12 NLTse).

After looking at a symbol Jesus clearly identified, we learn a simple Bible Study rule. Symbols are more often than not defined within the story they are found in. In this case, Jesus gave the clear definition in a different story found in a different book. The fact of the matter is, in Matthew chapter 16 Jesus revealed the meaning of the symbol yeast in the story he told that day. Now we will look at how Jesus used a series of spiritual words to identify the spiritual meaning of yeast on Luke chapter 12.

The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!”

What is covered up, in the dark, and in secret? Nothing fits this answer better than the truth. When the truth is defined as hidden, whatever has been shared and taught up to that point is nothing short of a lie. Which is the deceptive teaching Jesus clearly identified in Matthew chapter 16. The fact of the matter is, without the Holy Spirit guiding us through the scriptures, we cannot see the spiritual meaning unless it has been revealed in clear, simple terms. If the definition carries the slighted hint of a spiritual overtone, we will miss it. Unless we have the Spirit and we know how to slow down and examine the structure of the conversation, we will miss the spiritual meaning.

The good thing about the Bible is, people can be taught how to pray, slow down, work with the Spirit, and properly examine the text until the spiritual meaning is revealed. In this example found in Luke chapter 12, Jesus repeated terms to draw our attention to the spiritual meaning. A Bible Study rules tells us to look at key words. Key words are words that are the same, similar, or related. At times key words can be contrasts. When we look back at Jesus’ explanation of yeast, Jesus used similar and related words. Covered, secret, and dark are related within the context of the conversation. Whispered is also related within the context of the conversation. Jesus also used a contrast for each of those key words. Covered and revealed are contrasts. Secret and known are contrasts. Dark and light are contrasts, and whispered and shouted are contrasts. That leaves us with a list of 4 contrasts and a total of 8 key words all used to define the spiritual meaning of yeast. Jesus used all those key words to reveal the spiritual meaning of yeast. There is something hidden that will be revealed. Look at a loaf of bread. The yeast appears hidden by the crust. Slice into that bread. You still cannot see the actual yeast, but you clearly see evidence of yeast in the hundreds and thousands of air bubbles that cannot be hidden. Common sense tells people, yeast made those air bubbles. The Spirit shows us how to cut through the crust to get to the clear and evident message inside. Common sense tells us the yeast and hypocrisy of the Pharisees is what has been taught up to that point.

We are trying to define the unforgivable sin Jesus talked about in Luke chapter 12. Before Jesus talked about the unforgivable sin, like every great teacher, Jesus gave us the answer before we had the opportunity to ask the question. Not only did Jesus give us an example of an unforgivable sin, He also gave us an example of working with the Spirit to read and understand scripture. Then Jesus repeated another word, kill. That word point us back to our first example of sin past the point of being forgiven. The word kill links us back to what lead up to the flood.

Of course there is not one sin that leads to damnation and eternal death any more than there will be one world leader, or one deception the devil will use to trick the world. I have no idea why so many preachers teach along those lines. Which is exactly what Jesus warned about at the beginning of this lesson. All I know is, the doctrines of one sin, one world leader, and one deception is always followed by a plea for donations. Those teachers use 1-3 verses out of the Bible they claim to be proof texts. Proof of what? That form of study proves one thing. They are not working with the Spirit to read and understand scripture. They are not following the pattern of teaching Jesus followed and the Spirit reveals, and shouts out to those who are listening. The pattern of key words Jesus used is only one method used to understand scripture. When people are working with the Spirit, they can see those patterns and understand the spiritual message. If people choose to work on their own, they will miss every spiritual message in the Bible.

No one will argue the point, we need the Spirit to understand scripture. Almost all preachers pray before teaching from the Bible. Then disconnect the open line and go about business using their own wisdom. The point is, if we pray for guidance and receive it, we should always be able to explain exactly what the Spirit revealed, how, and why it was revealed. That is one area many teachers are lacking. We need the Spirit to study scripture and teach from the scriptures. The Spirit leads us into all knowledge. The Spirit also convicts us of our sins. The Spirit teaches us what is right and wrong. Without the Spirit, we are nothing but evil, just like the world was when it was destroyed by the flood. We don’t want to get to that point. But we are only responsible for our own decision to listen to the Spirit when studying the Bible, and listening to the convicting powers of the Spirit when we sin. That has always been a personal choice.

When we put these three events together we see a spiritual message we would most likely miss if we relied on our own common sense, knowledge, and skill. In the Bible, God’s decision to destroy this world in a flood was foreshadowed by stories about murder, killing people. Jerusalem’s fall centered on slavery. And Jesus’ lesson on the unforgivable sin centered on denying the Holy Spirit. Together these three points tell us a spiritual story. There is a physical death and a spiritual death. There is physical slavery and spiritual slavery. Both define a life without the Holy Spirit who saves us from a spiritual death and spiritual slavery.

The conscience is a difficult thing to explain, because everyone faces their conscience on their own level. We are all guilty of ignoring our conscience to one degree or another. Some are guilty of fighting against their conscience with every waking moment. There is not a single sin that anyone fights against. It is always a multitude of sins people struggle with. One sin leads to another, and another until we are buried in our sins. Christians who pray to be forgiven cannot imagine or teach about people who are at war with their conscience. You cannot teach about fighting against the Holy Spirit when you are working with the Spirit. But we can see the signs. Sure, science tries to define those battles, and at times claim they can cure the side effects of a guilty conscience. In reality, science is powerless when it comes to God’s convicting Spirit. They cannot wish the Spirit away, teach he Spirit away, nor can they prescribe drugs to counteract the Spirit. Christians who deal with God’s Spirit on a daily basis only know what it feels like to be forgiven and can only teach about that forgiveness to one degree or another. Which brings up another factor preachers love to teach about. That one way to be forgiven. The doctrine that teaches, all you need to do is pray to Jesus to be forgiven. Pray to Jesus and no matter what your sin is, no matter how many times you have sinned, you are forgiven. Some go as far as teaching, it only takes one prayer and you are forgiven for life. The once saved always saved doctrine. Although those doctrines consist of shreds of truth, like their studies reveal, they are not telling the full story. Like their studies show, their concepts are made up of a few select samples from scripture and a ton on human understanding. The Spirit is lacking from their studies, doctrines, and examples.

The convicting power of the Holy Spirit is personal, to be experienced on an individual basis. There is not a single person who can deal with the Spirit on a convicting level for you. Anyone who suggests they can deal with your sins on any level is a liar. They are trying to take the place of the Spirit. Exactly what Jesus warned about. Without the Spirit there is no true repentance. Everyone who read Jesus’ lesson on the unforgivable sin know that. Sure they will read explanation after explanation until they find one that seems to calm their conscience for a period of time. But that type of peace is temporary at best.

People have been trying for generations to calm their conscience. Cain tried it. Cain tried to side step what he did and get God to feel sorry for him. Imagine, trying to get God to feel sorry for the sinner and forget about the one who was harmed. God does not work that way. Adam tried to deal with his convictions by playing the blame game. First Adam blamed Eve. Then Adam tried blaming God. We can see that didn’t work. But the blame game has been alive and thriving all these years.

When we look at the fall of Jerusalem, we some a detail that brings us to the doors of 2021. The rich people in Jerusalem owned slaves. Why did God use that as the final, determining factor for the downfall of Jerusalem? On the physical side God taught a valuable lesson. The rich people freed the slaves like God told them. They agreed to free the slaves. If the rich people made an agreement with God, why did they break that agreement? After a few days it became more than evident, rich people in Jerusalem could not perform day to day activities to survive. Rich people couldn’t cook, clean, fetch water, wash their cloths, or do any of the other day to day activities the vast majority of people did with little thought. Rich people found it impossible to do what the vast majority of people did naturally. God showed us, rich people are the last people in the world we should choose as leaders.

Today in the so called, democratic societies we find all over the world, people choose leaders who are just like those rich people that caused the fall of Jerusalem. Common sense would tell us, that is the worst possible choice. God gave us a clear example showing how dangerous that choice is. But people all over the world throw common sense out the window by choosing rich people who are unable to survive on their own to rule over their nation. Look at a few examples we see today. Governments all over the world claim they can control the weather. They claim they can change the weather. They claim, without their leadership, the world will soon self destruct. There is no mention of God. As a matter of fact, a short review of world news will reveal a number of governments attempting to destroy God. China is one of those countries. China is famous for religious persecution. Communists are famous for religious persecution. Marxism knows it cannot exist along side religion. Marxist have plans to eliminate religion on a world wide basis. Many democracies throughout the world are now quick to join marxists teaching, including the elimination of religion.

Looking back on 2020, we see churches were first on the list to attack and close down when the media and political factions focused on the covid-19 crisis. Social media persecuted Christians long before the covid crisis. Christians have been censored by social media giants for years while at the same time establishing a new social media dedicated to witchcraft, demons, satanism, and sacrifices to demons. TikTok is a meeting place for satanists. Other social media such as Facebook and Twitter censor Christians on a daily basis while sponsoring the spread of satanic thoughts and teachings. Hatred, prejudice, discrimination, and favoritism are just a few of the practices they pull out of their playbook to alter views and eventually eliminate God. When was the last time you saw those social media networks discuss love, forgiveness, or justice? On the contrary, social media, news media, and political groups have been working over time to redefine love, forgiveness, and justice. Love is now centered on obscure sexual practices and the right to conduct those practices at any cost. Forgiveness has been replaced by shame. Justice has been replaced by their personal brand of equality. An equality they are of course exempt from practicing. Media networks are making billions of dollars and not one of them is willing to set an example of equality by sharing any of their funds. They are just like the rich who caused Jerusalem to fall. They are greedy and unable to survive without their slaves.

Slavery causing Jerusalem’s fall carries a number of lessons for today’s modern world. China relies on slave labor. China cannot survive without slave labor. North Korea’s rice crop failed in 2020. To survive, North Korea has been selling slaves to China for $700 a head. But slavery is only the tip of the iceberg. For the past four years radical factions in Europe have been protesting and rioting over what they refer to as sexual suppression. People demand sexual equality. What the hell is sexual equality? Sexual practices are supposed to be an intimate act between 2 people in private. Most prefer those acts to be between a man and a woman. But extremists in Europe want those practices out in the open and they demand everyone accept those practices. On one extreme, radicals demand the state pay for sex change operations. Far extremes involve bondage and other other sexual practices. Extremists complain they cannot reach their sexual potential by play acting master and slave. They claim they need the right to own real slaves to fulfill their fantasies. We all know, sacrifices and murder are next on their list. In short, the flood and fall of Jerusalem foretold the decrepit society we are experiencing today.

Killing and murder were rampant before the flood. Today the world has borrowed on old concepts to invent new methods of legalized murder. These new concepts borrow from concepts of human sacrifice. And of course appease the demons who introduced them. Abortion is one of the obvious links to human sacrifice. Most people know about the normal, everyday abortions performed hundreds of times a day. That has been extended to scientific research using parts of aborted babies to conduct experiments to develop cures and of course tests and research to develop drugs as well as military weapons. The abortion industry is also involved in organ harvesting and resale. A form of harvesting that can only be compared to ancient sacrificial rituals based on the fact, organ harvesting is performed on live babies outside the womb without the use on anesthesia. Science would like people to believe babies cannot feel pain. The media and many politicians support and defend that belief. How could they support such a thing? Because organ trafficking is a very profitable business and politicians are getting their piece of the pie.

Organ harvesting has been extended to adults in China. Justifying the sacrifice of one human life to save another based on the fact, China harvests organs from convicted criminals. Some of those so called criminals are guilty only of crimes China classifies has religious practices. At this point is is not known if China includes slaves purchased from North Korea and other nations in their organ harvesting industry. Many of the people linked to prostitution, sex trades, including minors, are also linked to slave trading, and organ trafficking. Just one example of how one sin leads to another, and another. In short, people involved in those trades have shut down their conscience, trading a conscience for profit.

The world is to a large degree led by people who mastered the art of dulling their conscience. World leaders began their political carriers giving into little temptations usually beginning with accepting bribes, which turned into misappropriation of tax dollars, to kick backs, to all out theft of tax dollars, and using inside information for investments. Each of those are highly illegal. Of course the Spirit is alive and well and is working over time to convict politicians and turn them away from the inevitable course the Spirit has seen thousands travel over the years. In an all out personal battle, politicians war against their conscience. At times feeling like they have it under control. The weapons they use include denial. They deny the existence of the Spirit and God. They convince themselves it is a myth used to control masses. They substitute science for God. When those don’t work they advance to phase two. They convince others to commit the same crime with the belief there is safety in numbers. From there they advance to the next weapon, convincing the general public they did nothing wrong. They believe if they can hide their crimes from the general public they can hide them from God. When that doesn’t work, they lead others to a life of sin. Not as sever as their own, but they believe there is safety from God in numbers. Then something happens. Their conscience leads them to greater sins promising higher profits, and with increased funds they seek the peace that has always eluded them. That is nothing short than a fall into the grave. Nothing they can do will give them the peace and satisfaction they desire. No amount of money can buy them one moment of peace. That is when they strike out at others. They strike out through fear. The fear of being discovered. The fear of facing their crimes. The fear of loosing their souls. There is nothing left than to create diversions to avert those fears. In short terms we refer to that stage as insanity. In the Bible that insanity is linked to demon possession. Christians may not be able to understand those deeper phases, but they can see the signs.

The devil is not that creative. It seems he ran out of new sins to commit. After all, God only needed 10 Commandments to cover all sin. The devil has been taking sins and mixing them together to create his own brand of new, deeper sins. Satan’s demons influence people with a lie. Then teach people how to make it appear that lie is the truth. Demons teach people to talk to others, convince them their lie is the truth. After that black art is perfected, it is time to move on to stealing. Demons teach people to justify stealing. Demons tell people, those people owe you. With politicians the excuse is wrapped around the false impression they are actually helping people, or defending the government they stand for. The thefts grow, branch out, pull people so deep, murder becomes the next step. Threats to cover up their theft. Demons constantly teach people how to create and use excuses. The blame game takes center stage in the life of lies, theft, and murderer. The battle within the conscience pushes out God by silencing the conscience until the demon’s victim is considered lost forever.

Hundreds of times a day young girls about 13 years old are kidnapped, bought, and sold. They are drugged, threatened, beaten, and forced into the sex trades. Men force those girls into the most heinous, degrading sex acts. Those girls live in a world of control, fear, and endless shame. Demons work with their owners to break down the will of those girls to dehumanize them. If the girl gets pregnant, the baby is sold on the black market. When the woman is no longer useful to their owner, they are sold to organ traffickers. Their hair, skin, blood, eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and more is sold on the black market. If their organ traffickers have a shred of humanity, the women are killed or anesthetized before being dismantled. Science believes the best organs come from living victims and drugs can ruin the organs. When we consider science, we have to consider the source. Governments have been known for spending much more money on ending human life than on efforts to cure cancer and other diseases. By now we should know, we should fear the government who tells us to trust the science. We never know what they are involved in and where that will lead.

Satanists in the Capital

God is Opening Doors

God is opening more doors than we can imagine. Some of us see the obvious doors while others can see doors others miss. Like the Bible teaches, this is going to take team work with one leader, Jesus himself.

One of the most obvious doors opened early in 2021 was what can referred to the Game Stop door. It seems rather ironic to use a video game retailer as a symbol, but real Christians have seen the video game threat for years. What better place for God to open a huge door for witnessing.

The media has been working overtime with demons to slam that door shut. The media is embarrassed because God used them to open that door. They don’t realize, that is the way God works.

The Game Stop story began with a few investors looking at stock investing. They ran across Game Stop which was obviously undervalued. The early investors saw a stock price so low, the companies inventory and property was worth more than the stock. It looked like the perfect investment. Early investors were Game Stop customers. They knew as soon as relief checks arrived millions of people would flood Game Stop stores and buy new games to pass time during the endless lock down period. It made total sense to invest in Game Stop.

Investors spread the news over social media. Thousands bought stock and the price went up. Early investors made as much as 1400% on their investment. But there was a problem.

The top 1%, the super rich had their little club who loved to play games with stocks and companies. No one is sure, but a number of super rich people placed huge bets on Game Stop folding. When Game Stop stock rose, those super rich people lost their bets on Game Stop folding. It doesn’t matter how much they lost, it was the principle that mattered. The top 1% lost to a group of amateur stock investors.

In an act of revenge a few rich people took to the media to condemn the amateurs, calling them radicals, traitors, and everything under the sun. The rich claimed that type of investing would topple the entire US economy. The media followed up with stories and a number of democrat politicians joined in the chorus condemning the Game Stop investors. Going as far as accusing the investors of working with the Russian government.

No one bothered to look at who the Game Stop investors were. It turns out the majority of the Game Stop investors were young people who voted for Biden and the democrats who were now condemning them. They heard all the speeches about taxing the top 2%. When they found out the top 1% lost money on their bets, they thought they would receive the support of the people they voted for. Instead they were ridiculed, scorned, and threatened. In a moment they lost all hope for the political party they voted for.

This opens a huge door to reach millions based on the fact those people lost faith in the people they believed in. That incident left a huge void in the majority of those investors, which leaves them open to people with answers. But we need to be careful. We cannot use the same pointless slogans those people fell for in the first place. They learned a lesson. They learned what empty words and promises are. And will be much more careful in the future.

There is one sure way of reaching people. Either God sends you to that person with a specific message, or that person is sent to you. The fact of the matter is, God has few people He can trust with messages. Ambassadors to deliver messages with the exact words given to deliver. Humans, especially indoctrinated Christians want to model messages according to what they know, and what they understand. More often than not, God’s messages are beyond our understanding. We have little trust in God, and He cannot use us to deliver the simplest message.

The first lesson we lesson we need to learn is, we made the mess we find ourselves in today. We failed and there is no way for us to work our way out of this mess on our own. Most people do not realize, the age group over 55 today is only the second generation to experience the American dream. That’s right. The older generation today was born in the 1950’s. Their parents were born in the 1920’s. They lived through the Great Depression. They grew up hearing stories about WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic. Was that living the American dream? Far from it. A large portion of the government was in bed with organized crime. That generation lived through WWII. They served in WWII and everyone knew someone who died in WWII. Was that living the American dream? Not yet. But something happened after WWII. America fought a war against two of the worst dictators the world had ever seen. One believed he was a deity and the other was not far behind.

After the war was won America’s political arena saw a transformation not seen since the revolutionary war. War veterans who came face to face with evil ran for office across the country. Thieves in office could not use the smear campaigns that kept them in office against war heroes. Finally the US had elected officials they could trust in offices at every level of government. Something not seen since the birth of the nation.

Returning veterans had money. They purchased new cars, washing machines, refrigerators, stoves, and homes to put them is. The industrial revolution set new records. Employment set new records. New homes were built across the entire country. For the first time people could see the American dream come true being experienced by people in their 20’s and 30’s. Those people were the parents of the people in their 50’s and older in 2020.

The older generation in 2020 is the second generation to experience the American dream. What set them apart was what their parents taught them. They were taught about WWII, why it was fought and the heroes who lived and died in WWII. They were taught about the threats socialism, imperialism, and communism pose. The older generation in 2020 lived through the Cuban missile crisis and never forget the threats communist leveled against the US. The constant threats from communist coupled with lessons from WWII shaped their lives.

Unfortunately that generation failed to teach their children about the lessons learned from WWII and a generation of communist threats. That generation raised a new generation who took the American dream for granted. They never saw a depression. They never heard stories about loosing family and friends in WWII. To the new generation a trial was not getting the latest cell phone or video game. Our generation raised a generation consisting of a large number of spoiled little brats who assumed they deserved everything and working for what you wanted was a foreign thought. Not everyone from that generation, but enough for the communist to gain a toe hold.

Now the present generation is beginning to come around to reality. The new generation is finally beginning to see, everything free was a lie. They are beginning to loose faith in the politicians who promised them everything, and big business was going to pay for it. God set up the first test and the politicians failed on all points. God is opening doors.

The 40 plus executive orders signed by President Biden over his first few weeks in office are raising eyebrows. The media can’t deny the loss in jobs some of those orders caused, but the media is not covering the jobs those executive orders created because dozens of those jobs are going out to many involved in the media.

In the first election I voted in 1976, I went into that voting booth, looked at the list in front of me and tried to decide which one was likely to steal the least. That has not changes for years. Political thieves regained power after the WWII heroes retired. Politics was back to basics.

Not many people will look at the long list of executive orders or read them. A quick look at this orders shows, most of them don’t accomplish anything. Most don’t change a thing. What did the person who claimed to have all the answers on the campaign trail do? He created jobs for his family, friends, and biggest donors. Age old politics was back on the map. Job titles, high salaries, limitless budgets, and multi-million dollar retirement accounts for all of the president’s closest friends. Politics as usual.

Establish response coordinators: This group isn’t just responsible for ensuring proper distribution of personal protective equipment, tests and vaccines. They are also charged with ensuring the federal government reduces racial disparities.

Establish a task-force: The task-force within the Department of Health and Human Services is charged specifically with looking at the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on communities of color.

Support studies and assist local areas experiencing a surge of cases: Biden wants to support research that uses clinical trials that include underrepresented people, looks at how the pandemic affects rural areas, and studies the long-term affects of Covid.

Review rules that might make it hard for people to access the legal immigration process: This executive order may make it easier for international students to obtain student visas and for those on work visas to obtain permanent residency.

One executive order after another calls for new committees to study issues Biden claimed he knew how to solve. We’ve see hundreds of committees before. Have any answers or solutions ever come from that endless list of committees?

Another door opening is seen in the impeachment trail. Although some people want to see Trump suffer and see nothing wrong with stretching the law a bit, others are looking at what is happening and asking questions. Some people are actually looking into the court system and the Constitution. Not many people go into that type of investigation, but there are a few. That’s where the lesson is. When we are prepared God can arrange meetings we never expected and can never take the credit for. When we gain experience working with God, we develop the habit of looking back and seeing how God was in control of everything.

The impeachment trail is strange to say the least. No former president was every impeached after leaving office. All those irregularities are going to raise questions in every person still seeking truth and honestly. They begin to see differences, ask questions, and maybe do a bit of research. The easiest person for us to work with are people looking for answers. God will only send those people to His workers who admit they don’t have all the answers, but have something in common with the people He sends us. We have to be smart enough to know we don’t have all the answers and point them to the One with infinite knowledge.

My mother died when I was very young. But there is one thing I remember about her. My mother could instantly tell when I was lying. It was as if she could read my mind. When we watch the impeachment televised live all over the world, we saw a video presentation they put together. We saw the small groups of people inside the capital. To many of us those people reminded us of a group of teenagers who could not help but get themselves into mischief. Then we hear testimonies from people who claim they were there. At first they talk about being locked and barricaded inside rooms. Pictures and videos some of them took with their cell phones show they were barricaded inside rooms with secret service agents with weapons drawn. Then we hear their stories. They describe what happened outside those rooms as if they were eye witness accounts. They described mobs of hundreds or thousands. Some testify they saw those people heavily armed, banging on doors, and shouting, “where is he?” Or, “where is she” Common sense would tell us, if you are being attacked and filmed portions on your cell phone, wouldn’t you have the camera rolling when people were about to burst through the door? Their live testimony disgraces the gift all parents and everyone has to see lies. God wrote a law against lying. Doors are open to discuss differences between actual videos of people inside the capital and testimony from people who claim to be victims.

No trial like this has been held on American soil since the 1600’s. In school they were referred to as witches trials. Top government officials looked at individuals as a threat. Those politicians paid someone to act like they were possessed by a demon. The actor would accuse the person the governor didn’t like. The governor appointed the judge, jury, and executioner. The impeachment goes a step further. People who claim they were victims set themselves up as judge, jury, and executioner. People can see that and begin asking questions. That opens doors for discussion deeper that many expect.

This opens doors for a discussion about the trails Jesus faced. Imagine witnessing to someone who has never heard that story.

Almost all Christian share the feeling, we are seeing the last days unfold before our eyes. Before Jesus returns to take His saints to Heaven, the major phase of the judgment process or trial process in Heaven has to be completed. The impeachment trial opens doors to discuss the trail in Heaven with some people. Based on the fact we know there are at least a dozen different Christian beliefs on the judgment process we should see how important it is to reply on God to direct us in such conversations.

Other doors are opening everyday. They all have one thing in common. People are realizing the people they believed in don’t have the answers they are looking for. A spiritual view of this situation shows us, most people don’t know what questions to ask.

How do we direct people to answers and teach them how to study with Jesus on their own at their personal pace? Introducing them to Bible Study is one way.

Satanists in the Capital

Is Human Sacrifice on the Agenda

There have been a number of claims that abortion is nothing short of human sacrifices to Satan. Are those only claims or is it true? A quick Internet search on the subject will reveal a number of stories and videos about human sacrifices in Europe. Most people think only a handful of nuts are involved in modern day human sacrifices. The stories show a side that seems difficult to believe. Satanists involved in human sacrifices are organized. They have money. Satanists attract the very rich and powerful. A number of those stories tell about top politicians involved in satanic ceremonies. This doesn’t seem to shock people in Europe. A search on social media shows dozens of active groups teaching satanic worship, animal and human sacrifices. President Trump wanted to ban Tiktok because of their involvement in satanism. Tiktok is widely known as witchtok because of the number of groups teaching witchcraft. You can research that information on your own and while you’re at it, look at the American politicians who stood up for witchtok when Trump talked about banning it. That will tell you who to keep an eye on.

It would take us forever to research all the groups involved with satanic worship, what their views and plans are, and who is involved. We need to stick with one particular area. Are people in the US government involved in witchcraft and satanic worship? Looking at abortions seems to be the logical place to begin. Who supports abortions and why? What happens in abortion clinics? A short investigation into abortion clinics reveals a few interesting facts. Abortion clinics are in the business of selling body parts. A business supported by a number of politicians. Abortion clinics are into more than selling body parts. Once the government allows the sale of cells, then organs, laws are stretched to include more than individual organs. To understand who is involved, how they are involved, and see where organ trafficking is leading, we have to look back at the history of organ trafficking.

March 9, 2009

Fulfilling a campaign promise, Mr. Obama signed an executive order expected to set in motion increased research that supporters believe could uncover cures for serious ailments from diabetes to paralysis.

Mr. Obama’s action, before a packed East Room audience, reverses former President George W. Bush’s policy on stem cell research by undoing a 2001 directive that banned federal funding for research into stem lines created after that date.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-ends-stem-cell-research-ban/

https://thenewamerican.com/obama-lifts-ban-on-embryonic-stem-cell-research/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell_laws_and_policy_in_the_United_States

Obama rolled back controls on stem cell research giving scientists more freedom to conduct experiments on aborted babies. Obama made it sound like he was doing the right thing in an attempt to make it appear he had the interests and well being of others in mind. What that executive order did was circumvent laws passed by congress elected by the majority of voters. This was one of the first moves to ignore and eliminate elections in the US.

This was also an attack on religion removing faith in God and placing faith in science, turning science into a god with control over life and death. One man signed an executive order making science the new guiding force in America. One man threw out a number of laws passed by elected representatives in Congress. One man decided to turn the abortion industry into a profit motivated business. Time would show those profits are funneled into election committees run exclusively by democrats.

March 9, 2009

“The president believes that it’s particularly important to sign this memorandum so that we can put science and technology back at the heart of pursuing a broad range of national goals.”

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2009/03/09/blinding-us-with-science/

The media spins stories to sway public opinion about abortion on a number of levels. The first being, the age old belief an unborn baby is only a collection of cells with no soul, no feelings, and no conscienceness. This has got to be the biggest oxymoron in the world. On one hand abortion clinics, politicians, and scientists argue, unborn babies are not human. Unborn babies do not deserve protection under the law based on the fact, they are unable to survive on their own. On the other hand those same abortion clinics, politicians, and scientists request and pass laws enabling them to buy and sell organs from unborn babies on the open market. Organs from unborn babies are used for research, grown in labs, and used for transplants as taken from the victim. How can the baby as a whole be denied the right to live while organs from that same baby can be sold and transplanted into other humans to survive?If organs can survive, wouldn’t that prove the baby as a whole is a living creature with a soul and feelings?

August 1, 2019

I’ve wondered for years if the Trump Administration might take action against embryonic stem cell research in part because of the views of VP Mike Pence. But for a long time nothing has happened. I don’t know if the senators mentioned in the Catholic News piece are coordinating with the Trump Administration or Pence on this bill, but it seems reasonably likely.

Fortunately, such a bill would never pass The House, but you never know how things might go down on this front and the 2020 election is not that far away. Also, the Trump Administration might try to take some negative executive action here.

By executive order on March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama removed certain restrictions on federal funding for research involving new lines of human embryonic stem cells.

In 2011, a United States District Court “threw out a lawsuit that challenged the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research.

Policy stances on stem cell research of various political leaders in the United States have not always been predictable.

As a rule, most Democratic Party leaders and high-profile supporters and even rank and file members have pushed for laws and policies almost exclusively favoring embryonic stem cell research.

https://ipscell.com/2019/07/us-senate-bill-would-ban-embryonic-stem-cell-research/

Who is behind the smear campaign making it look evil to control research on unborn, aborted, and new born babies? Of course those comments were made by people with no respect for human life. People who are serving a different agenda. People who know what profits are made from organ trafficking, and know every every penny that goes to democrat election organizations. Talk about making evil look good and trying to make good look evil. Stand up for lives of unborn, aborted, and new born babies and the media attacks you. Democrats call the defense of babies unconstitutional. What did the founders of the Constitution think about human life? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Doesn’t that include all those at birth? Then way do executive orders allow new born babies to be dissected and sold? Who do these people serve? History shows sacrifices have been offered to false gods, demons, and Satan for generations. Who are those people working for?

Jul. 26, 2019

starting in late September, scientists applying for grants will need to explain in detail why they need to use fetal tissue and how it will be obtained.

Abortion rights opponents oppose fetal tissue research because it uses tissue donated by women who have had elective abortions. (The tissue would otherwise be discarded.)

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-ending-fetal-tissue-research-federal-scientists-n1014166

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/trump-administration-releases-details-fetal-tissue-restrictions

What an argument. Democrats refuse to stand up and take responsibility to slaying millions of babies. So democrats say it is the woman’s decision. Who bears the responsibility? Those who make the decision or those who encouraged the woman to make the decision?

What is wrong with creating records telling exactly what parts of babies are being used, how those organs were obtained, and what they will be used for? Only those with something to hide would be against any type of regulation and records establishing accountability.

Democrats will not take responsibility. Democrats claim babies are only tissue that needs to be discarded. Are those the type of people we want running the country, making important decisions, and deciding how to spend our hard earned money?

June 23, 2019

Chinese hospitals promise that they can deliver hearts, livers, kidneys and corneas of matching blood type and size in two weeks. The surgeries can be scheduled in advance, which suggests hospitals know exactly when the “donors” are going to die. By contrast, America has a highly developed voluntary organ-donation system, and recipients typically have to wait hundreds of days.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/23/the-ugly-truth-about-chinas-organ-harvesting/

What aren’t the Chinese into to make money? How low have they stooped in the pursuit of money? The majority of their population lives in poverty while the income of top officials eclipses the income of those anywhere else in the world. We have to ask why people who have more money then they could ever spend in 100 life times would seek out the most grotesque ways to make more money.

2020 saw the failure of rice crops throughout Asia. That opened the door for record grain sales from the US. No one suffered more than the under equipped nation of North Korea who turned to the slave trade with China in an attempt to supplement crop losses. North Korea rounded up women and sold them to Chinese salve traders for $700 a head. Hunter Biden’s laptop records show involvement in with Chinese sex traffickers. Videos that we know about from Biden’s laptop showed involvement in the child sex trade. What about involvement in organ trafficking? Is there evidence on that laptop that has not been shared with the general public?

June 17, 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts said on Monday as they invited further investigations into a potential genocide.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-china-rights-idUSKCN1TI236

The Trump administration didn’t keep sanctions against the Chinese a secret. President Trump spoke out against China’s involvement in human trafficking, the child sex trade, and genocide carried out by the Chinese government against factions who didn’t agree with the Chinese government. Morals dictate a stand against the world’s worse crimes.

Recent developments show connections between Biden, his family, and factions in this world, including the Chinese no one with a moral character would consider supporting, defending, or dealing with on any level. Since the election the US has witnessed a complete reversal on the administrations stand against human trafficking, the exploitation of child sex, abortions, organ harvesting, and China, who we find at the forefront of all those crimes against humanity.

In 2020 we’ve seen a collection of major media, social media, and political leaders work together to censor every attempt to bring these issues to light. Common sense would call for a complete investigation into each of those charges. Instead those accusations have been met with the worst censorship with world has seen coupled with threats. Radical politicians have banned together to call for sanctions against those who stand against the most heinous crimes of our time. Cries for the arrest, conviction, reeducation, and annihilation of those who choose to stand up for morals and human rights echoes through the halls of congress, in the streets, over the airwaves, and across the Internet on a daily basis. The organization of those involved with organ harvesting and other crimes is much deeper than anyone suspected.

Many people claim people like George Soros is behind the organization of all the factions supporting those crimes against humanity. But it goes much deeper than Soros who only gives us a glimpse of the character behind the downfall of the world.

Soros offers one example of a deplorable human character. A boy born and raised as a Jew, who turned on his own people to survive the holocaust of WWII. No one can imagine the daily guilt Soros has to live with. Soros knows nothing about the forgiveness Jesus offers. His childhood education turned his against Jesus. Then the Nazis turned him against his own people, the Jews. Responsible for the murder and genocide of thousands, Soros looks to himself for relief. Soros has billions of dollars he could use to help people. But greed blinded him. Instead his guilt led him down another road to deal with his guilt. If Soros could convince enough people the Nazis were right, but made mistakes, maybe he could finish the job and prove to the world his cooperation in the genocide was for the good of the world. Whenever people attempt to fight their conscience on their own, they will loose. Every attempt to deny God’s Spirit working within them leads them deeper and deeper into their sins. Some of us look at it as insanity. A total loss of their moral compass.

Another subject not far behind Soros is Bernie Sanders who works on a different level leading to the same goal. Sanders takes common political promise approach. Promising everything under the sun to gain support. Sanders was also raised as a Jew, but decided to leave that faith. As a rebellious child, Sanders turned his interest to the one person Jews hated the most, Adolph Hitler. Sanders studied Hitler’s life. Sanders studied Hitler’s political life including his election. Sanders found the key Hitler used to gain power. Promise everything. Once in power impose impossible taxes. When businesses and people can’t pay, take over businesses, factories, homes, and everything of value. Close down businesses, import slave labor, increase unemployment, eliminate jobs, leave only one alternative to survive, military service. Sanders saw how Hitler quickly grew his army. So Sanders introduced the same system Hitler used following the same basic steps. With no moral compass Sanders was led down one of the world’s most destructive paths.

With two basic examples we can see how far individuals can fall and how they try to reconcile themselves by pulling as many people down with them. We can see they are trying to calm their conscience with what we can refer to as a popular vote. They have convinced themselves, if the world agrees with them, the convicting power of God’s Spirit will have no choice but to leave them alone. The world’s deadliest battles are fought because people in power refuse to give into their conscience. They would rather see the world destroyed than admit they are wrong, and there is a God more powerful than themselves.

On December 15, 2020, in the US a bipartisan bill entitled Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2020 has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Thomas B. Cotton (R-AR) as S.5016, as well as in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) and Thomas R. Suozzi (D-New York) as H.R. 8972, to expand the US government’s powers to directly combat organ harvesting.

https://bitterwinter.org/organ-harvesting-real-and-still-happening-say-us-uk-parliaments/

Organ harvesting is happening all over the world at this moment. A few stand up to combat organ trafficking, but they are met with resistance from the media, Internet giants, and people in their own political parties. Is there a single source of influence and what would make people choose such an immoral path? Is it money? Why do we allow people without a moral compass to represent us in government? For the most part, key players are carrier politicians identified by campaign promises never kept. When you are dealing with organ trafficking, willing to sacrifice one human life for another, feel you have the power to decide who lives and dies, lying seems like such a little thing. The question is, why do we continue to reelect and pay those people to work behind the scenes looking out for themselves?

There will also be a few in the right place to keep sin in check. Imagine if God lifted His control from those people and allowed them to run their course. They are already playing god, deciding what is sin, what is acceptable, who lives and dies, when and where to fight wars, who is allowed to deal with organ trafficking, human trafficking, the slave trade, the child sex trade, and other crimes against humanity. Politicians, the media, and Internet giants know what is going on and who is involved. Money passes hands on a daily basis. Somehow those people convince themselves there is nothing wrong with what they are doing. We shutter to think of what would happen if God ever decided to allow those people to complete their devilish plans. How far would they go? How low could they stoop? Do they enjoy human suffering? What actually motivates those people? If God can restrain them, is there a way of reaching them or did they cross a moral line to a point of no return? We have to believe, if God has people in place to keep those demons in check, He has a way of reaching those who may one day decide to change.

June 5, 2019

Critics argue that modern science has alternatives to replace fetal tissue in the laboratory, such as using tissue from infants who undergo heart surgery or stem cells that grow into organ-like clumps in lab dishes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-ending-fetal-tissue-research-federal-scientists-n1014166

It seems the media as well as the far left want nothing more than to whittle down life to little more than a collection of cells. Another goal is to make science America’s new god. For a long time the battle cry has been, “throw enough money at anything to solve a problem.” What used to be one nation under God divorced God to enter into an unholy union between government and science. A combination the media worked hard make it appear new, but is an ancient practice as old as the first weapon forged from iron. The science of human sacrifice relies on eliminating history. To make science a modern god, people had to forget how science invented the first knife, sword, firearm, bomb, missile, and atomic bomb. Science dedicated itself to the destruction of mankind early in earth’s history. Abortion and organ trafficking are another arm of those destructive measures. Abortion and organ trafficking gives science and government the sensation of playing god, one of their ultimate goals. Science can be used for good and evil. Playing god, deciding who lives and who dies, deciding who benefits and who pays the price is well below basic moral standards. No matter how many news stories they play, no matter how many speeches are made, no matter how much they try to convince us, they have our best interests at heart, those who know God know, man was not created to play god with lives, no matter how young or old, rich or poor that life me be.

It is rare for men and women of God to enter into the political arena. When it does happen, the devil sends his best agents to deal with them. Look at Daniel and his friends. The story about the lions den is just the tip of the iceberg. Political officials went after David the moment he arrived. Even after Daniel saved their lives, they found ways of blaming everything on Daniel and his friends. Since ancient times men and women of God have struck fear in the hearts of politicians. They are afraid of being exposed, of getting caught. They will do anything to conceal their thefts and dark secrets. Since ancient times politics, theft, and murder have walked hand in hand. Murder is as natural as breathing to them. Their consciences are seared. Their hearts are black. The more murders they commit, the more they have to offer to their master, the devil. It is a part of history we cannot deny nor ignore.

President Trump was one of those men in the right place at the right time. Not so much a man of God himself, but enough to surround himself with men and women of God. Satan’s army looked at those people as a wall around the President. The vast majority of America voted for President Trump because they saw a moral connection between Trump and God. Not a perfect man but a man who could keep the devil in check for the moment. To keep the door to ultimate evil shut for another four years. As usual, the average Christian underestimated Satan’s powers and in a moment he was able to invent new tricks to cease power. No one imagined the number of souls Satan controlled and how he was able to orchestrate yet another steal. Which is only the beginning of the biggest steal this world has ever seen. Millions of people can see the theft unfold and for the time being, feel powerless to stop it. Which is exactly where God wants us to be. There is no time when a Christian is stronger than when they have that feeling of being powerless.

When we realize our greatest trails serve God’s purpose, the doors of Heaven open and understanding beyond our imagination pours out. We suddenly see how our small, insignificant lives play a major role in God’s plan. For me that was a divorce I had to face.

I thought I was married to the perfect woman. She was beautiful smart, and everyone at church loved her. She as an excellent cook and served lunches and dinners to a never ending list of friends. It was one of those marriages when you wake up every morning believing you were living the true love the world searches for. In a heartbeat it all ended.

She took a job back in Florida where she lived when I met her. In hindsight I should have seen something was wrong. Since the day I met her to the last day I saw her, she never stopped complaining about her ex-husband. When you’re in love you offer support, and can never imagine the one you love could ever do anything wrong. Love does blind. It was the same thing millions of people go through. A temporary marriage of convenience. It seems she had to get out of Miami where accusations surrounded her and the principle of the school where she worked. Accusations which later proved to be true. After she received her masters degree, she got a job in Florida, hooked up with the first guy she met, than had him call me to describe details of their night in the same motel we spent our honeymoon. How convenient. She even used our charge card to pay for the room. She didn’t try to hide a thing from me. Her goal was to inflict as much pain as possible. At the time me and a few of my closest friends, my support group thought she was possessed by a demon. Everything changed over night like she decided to take off her mask and show her real side. To me it was a shocking experience to say the least.

While packing her books I noticed some of the same Christian books I had. Some of them I read 4-5 times. But her books appeared to be untouched, in pristine condition. Then there was one book which clearly appeared to be her favorite. That book contained a number of book marks. I opened that book to find large amounts of paragraphs highlighted, underlined, and notes in the margins. That book was passing itself off as a Christian book. A book about how to communicate with your guardian angel.

The book convinced people they were communicating with their guardian angel. An angel sent by God. The book explained how to communicate with that angel and how to manipulate that angel. For women the book explained how to use their bodies and womanly influences to get ahead in life. The book convinced people they had everything coming to them and the people they harmed had it coming to them. The book explained how to pray to their angel to get him to manipulate others to give up money. The book was designed for people looking for ways to use others, and made it appear they were doing God’s work by using people. The book justified lying and theft. In reality that book taught people how to communicate with demons and made it appear as if they were communicating with God’s angels. That book fit in perfectly with my ex-wife’s plans and life style. That experience and book explains what we are seeing today in Washington DC.

There is no doubt people worked together to steal an election. There is no doubt trillion dollar spending packages have been passed and others are in congress ready to be passed. Few people have any doubt, the majority of that money will find its way into the pockets and bank accounts of the people who were somehow elected. Or were they? Were any of those elections fair? Or is this world filled with so many people controlled by demons we stand little chance of ever seeing a nation lead by God? It appears everything is stacked against us.

God wanted us to know, Daniel faced an enemy made up of politicians controlled by false gods and demons. Even after saving their lives, those politicians stayed up nights plotting against that man of God and his friends. They feared Daniel and wanted to get rid of him. Instead of working with Daniel, learning from Daniel, looking out for and serving the people they were responsible for, those politicians dedicated themselves to serving false gods and blaming everything on others, especially Daniel. Daniel had to face the lions den. Trump has to face Pelosi. Nothing has really changed except for the actors. The motive remains the same. The crimes remain unchanged. The motives never changed. We are all threatened by greed fueled by suggestions from Satan’s demons. And somehow those thieves find ways of justifying their actions.

December 24, 2017

In an interview with LifeSiteNews conducted shortly after she walked away from her job, Trevino recounted how her discomfort grew to a higher pitch when Lila Rose and Live Action released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood managers helping purported child sex-traffickers get abortions and other services for their underage prostitutes.

This is what they said, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

They haggled over the prices for these organs from aborted children and ghoulishly said, “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”

https://www.jkmi.com/reparation-for-selling-and-eating-body-parts

Buying and selling human lives is a part of life for some people. Yes, some people have sunk that low and love to brag about it. To them it is an achievement. Something to be glorified. Something profitable. Then they take a portion of that money, find a group of politicians more evil then themselves, grease a few palms, and get laws passed to legalize murder, human trafficking, and make it sound like a noble profession.

It’s no secret Biden’s son is in the sex and human trafficking trade. All we have to do is sit and wait. We will see new bills in congress introduced to make those trades legal and more profitable. Politicians have went past doing business the old fashion way, working with criminals and organized crime. Politicians have become organized crime on a much grander scale. Not only human trafficking that ruins lives beyond all imagination, their sins go much deeper. It is not enough for them to steal your daughters to force them into the sex trades. Now they love to deal in organ trafficking. Today it is only babies the media is working hard to portray as only a group of living cells with no future. How long will it take for US politicians to follow China’s example and begin work on marketing organs from adults?

April 15, 2020

In a contract between the two companies, StemExpress agreed to pay Planned Parenthood only for fetal organs “determined in the clinic to be usable.” The contract lays out that that Planned Parenthood is to invoice StemExpress for the number of fetal organs and blood samples each month, that for the price of every “usable” organ, Planned Parenthood will provide their services and clinics to remove, process, and transport fetal organs.

https://breakingnewsandreligion.online/2020/04/17/new-unsealed-documents-show-planned-parenthood-profited-from-aborted-baby-body-parts/

Buying and selling human organs is business as usual in the US today. We all know it is not about to stop there. If they can make another dime by selling adult organs, they will work to pass laws to make that legal. After all, if it is legal, it is no longer a sin in their books. We feel like we are powerless because we couldn’t begin to count the ways those people pretend to be gods. There seems to be no end. But there will be an end to all of this.

The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing–all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7 NLTse).

Jun 30, 2020

In her sworn testimony, Larton admitted that she has seen aborted babies’ hearts “beating independently” after they are born. She also confirmed that some aborted babies’ bodies are fully intact.

Asked what happens next, Larton said an ABR staffer will “do a dissection” on the intact aborted baby “to get the tissues that the researchers have requested.”

https://www.lifenews.com/2020/06/30/planned-parenthood-leaders-admit-under-oath-to-harvesting-body-parts-from-babies-born-alive/

Killing a baby is not a sin. Congress says so. What possessed those people to pass such laws? Are they completely without conscience? Have their hearts turned that black? Have they been able to shut down all feelings, emotions, and void their lives of compassion? The thing that gets me is, millions of people know how some politicians work to kill babies, make them appear as if they have no soul, no right to life. Even people who claim to be religious, who go to church, believe the politicians when they claim they know when life begins, and they know everything about creation. I am at a loss to explain how people can watch those politicians play god, offer human sacrifices as if that is a normal way of life, then vote for them based on promises made year after year but never fulfilled. I am at a loss to explain why people can’t figure out, when people justify murder, lies become a way of life to them.

04/10/2019

When I asked about what an abortion was to the coven members, I said I don’t know what I have to do here, they explained that there’s a baby in the womb and you are going to kill it. There will be an abortion doctor there to help you and there will be a nurse because it’s a full medical procedure.

My first question was, “is that legal?” The response was, “Yes it is, as long as it’s in the womb. As long as the baby is still inside the woman, you can kill it.”

That’s how it was explained to us. It was also explained that, ‘You are killing a baby.” They didn’t say that we would be killing a fetus or killing some cells in a body. None of that. It’s a baby.

Now, I don’t think I would have been okay with killing a baby outside of a woman’s body, but knowing that I could kill as much as I wanted to if someone was inside the body … in satanism, killing something or the death of something is the most effective way of getting your spell accomplished.

As far as trying to get satan’s approval, to give you something that you want, killing something is the best way to go. Killing something is the ultimate offering to satan, and if you can kill an unborn, that is his ultimate goal.

https://www.lepantoin.org/former-satanist-i-performed-satanic-rituals-inside-abortion-clinics/

Yes, Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics have been working with satanists. They have gone as far as working with satanists to sacrifice new born babies. Politicians have been working with abortion clinics to hide the facts, pass laws to make sacrifices to Satan legal, and of course, using those sacrifices to guarantee their success. All of these details are working together to bring back human sacrifices in this modern age. Facebook, TikTok, and other social media services cater to satanists, witches, and other satanic groups. Christians are the first to be censored on those sites. Christians do not measure up to their community standards. Now we see why. Don’t forget how the news media has been paid to lie.

When we look at satanic websites we see they all have something in common. Their basic beliefs and oath.

We Satanists are thus our own “Gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm.

The same oath exists on Antifa’s website, the BLM website, it is posted and shared all over Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. Some of the words are changed but the concept is the same.

Satanism thrives on human sacrifices. Today it is babies Congress refuses to recognize as living humans. What will it be tomorrow? How far will they go? The news should shock you. What we are about to see will shock you. We’ve heard the calls for revenge. Will that revenge include murder? Will those murders take on the form of human sacrifices? There are those in Congress coming out of the Satanist closet. Some in Europe have been out of the closet for some time and have shown shocking numbers of supporters. Satan is more popular than we’ve imagined. One look at the Old Testament and a fresh look at the New Testament will show us, this is nothing new. They are angry. Democrats been out of business for four years in the US. Don’t expect them to show any compassion for businesses shut down and people out of work over the past year. Compassion is not their style. They want everyone to feel sorry for them. We can hear it in their stories. We can hear it in their lies. We see through their lies to one degree or another. Some of us are able to catch a glimpse of their plans. We have to realize, God is trying to get us to work together and give all the glory to HIM. Look at that story. God was able to reach a satanist and turn his life around. Somehow we fit into the plan. Maybe as a messenger and maybe as a martyr, one of those human sacrifices we can expect to hear about in the near future.

August 24, 2020

Before being elected to the Senate, Harris was the California attorney general. And in 2016, Harris met with Planned Parenthood executives and allegedly conspired to target Daleiden.

As attorney general, she sent law enforcement agents to raid his home.

Kamala Harris decided to target me and make me the first and only case of a criminal enforcement of the California video recording law,” Daleiden said in an interview with Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show Thursday.

Daleiden and CMP released a series of undercover videos in 2015 that purport to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing their willingness to engage in the illegal sale and harvesting of aborted fetal tissue.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/planned-parenthood-may-seize-david-daleidens-assets-if-he-cant-pay-600000-fine.html

Who do you think has been involved with Planned Parenthood and the satanists? When Harris debated Pence, she claimed to be a woman of faith. Her actions show which side she has been working for. Dozens of articles praise Harris for her work in the abortion industry, and her dedication to protect abortion clinics at any cost. When we put together Harris, organ trafficking, and satanists, what do we get? We get a vice president who for all intents and purposes is the exact opposite of the man she replaced.

We spent four years listening to the media and democrats complain about Mike Pence and his dedication to God. They opposed Mike Pence and his dedication. They feared Mike Pence. It seemed only natural for them to choose someone as far away from Mike Pence’s faith as they could get. The pendulum has swung to the other side. Now we sit and wait to see how far to the left it will swing.

Through the committee’s “America United” program around the Jan. 20 Presidential Inauguration, supporters of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are encouraged to become a “symbolic sponsor” of the “Field of Flags” on the National Mall; they can do so by donating to a number of groups including Planned Parenthood.

You’ll receive emails from Planned Parenthood organizations. You may unsubscribe at any time,” the site reads.

The committee had announced the “America United” program as an effort that “reflects the Biden-Harris commitment to healing the nation and bringing Americans together.” https://www.ncregister.com/cna/presidential-inaugural-committee-facilitates-donations-to-planned-parenthood

It shouldn’t surprise anyone to see abortion clinics involved in Biden-Harris’ first day in office. Democrats feel they’ve been cheated. They feel the Trump administration held them back for four years and they have a lot of ground to make up. They feel they’ve lost a lot or revenue, so they pass new bills worth trillions of dollars to make up for lost time.

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson exclaimed in an interview with Business Insider she is “completely over the moon” that abortion rights champion Kamala Harris is now vice president.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/02/planned-parenthood-ceo-completely-over-the-moon-with-kamala-harris-as-vp/

Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million on the 2020 elections, the nonprofit’s biggest electoral expenditure in its history, according to CBS News.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/abortion/478548-planned-parenthood-launches-45m-campaign-to-support-democrats-in?rl=1

Harris is considered a champion of the abortion industry. When the Biden campaign announced her inclusion on the ticket in August, Planned Parenthood Action spent five figures on an online video ad promoting Harris as “OUR Reproductive Health Champion.” Planned Parenthood Votes also released a fact-sheet “Nine Reasons to Love Kamala Harris.”

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/kamala-harris-and-her-pro-abortion-donor-base-68589

Harris, abortions, and satan worship are one of the same. The satanists dream team. What will that combination bring? Christians never expected persecution to be the nightmare it turned out to be. Another part of history the left wants to erase so they are free to repeat it. During the dark ages people who pretended to serve God stayed up nights investing the most horrific forms or torture. We already see the resurgence of those forms of torture introduced in abortion clinics. Democrats keep expanding the windows abortion clinics can legally use. Like those in the dark ages, they come up with a new concepts and have laws passed to safely commit their deeds. What is going through their minds today? How far will they go? We see how the media is already priming the pump. TV media and social media are laying the ground work for genocide like this world has never seen. Democrats are working on stories and strategies to spread fear like never before. The impeachment is all about spreading fear. If the President is not beyond their reach, none of us are safe. We are supposed to be quivering in out boots and hiding under our blankets. At least that is the plan. Democrats and the media are attempting to sway public opinion and if possible, convince patriots and saints they are guilty of something. The constant repetition is designed to brainwash the masses. Just like the examples in the book 1984.

You have to consider the source. Media has been lying for over 4 years. They live in constant fear of being exposed. They will do anything to cover up their lies. Democrats also live in a constant state of fear. Not only the fear their lies will be revealed, but their thefts will come to light. When someone lives, breaths, and eats fear, they think everyone is just like them. In their distorted minds, the smallest suggestion of disclosing a crime should send the average person into a state of shock. The problem is, not everyone is guilty of the crimes Democrats and the media committed. Their minds comprehend little. They cannot see nor understand the spiritual side of life. The devil won’t allow it.

For lack of better term, we are living in two different worlds. Some look at the light and know there is a better life ahead. Others choose to live in darkness. It boils down to faith in God or following the devil. Christians have a difficult time understanding how far the devil’s followers will go. But Christians do have history to look back on and learn from. We also have God, prayer, and the Holy Spirit. Things the dark side lacks. On the other hand, the dark side cannot understand Christians, nor do they want to. They fear the light. That is just a small part of the fears they live with. They don’t have the faith to seek forgiveness, so they never practice forgiveness. It is not in their vocabulary, nor in their hearts or minds. All they know is hatred and revenge. Reactions to situations they think will once and for all calm their conscience. God never gives up on them. The darkness looks at God’s calling in fear. They naturally blame others for that fear because that’s what their father, the devil does. To one degree or another, Christians can understand the dark side. Lessons are in the Bible. We see details and plans in answers to prayer. When we decide not to ignore obvious warnings. But the darkness doesn’t have God’s Spirit. So they blindly follow the devil to the point, they are 100% in with the devil and feel the need to offer sacrifices in the hope of gaining everything the devil has to offer. We are stuck in the middle of this spiritual battle between God and the devil and our faith is the only thing we have to see us through to the end.

This case is not a challenge to legislative prayers, generally; and it is not a challenge to offensive prayers, particularly,” the complaint, filed on Sunday, states. “We take no issue with the fact that the City permits many congregations to invoke Jesus before council

meetings. We just want an equal opportunity — one guaranteed by the Constitution — to invoke Satan.”

https://christiannews.net/2021/01/27/satanic-temple-sues-city-of-boston-to-obtain-equal-opportunity-to-invoke-satan-at-council-meetings/

It didn’t take long after the election for satanists to come out of the closet all across America. They’ve been making public stands across Europe for years. There is something about the Biden administration that makes satanists feel safe and protected. The same is true for communists, marxists, and socialists. It isn’t enough for either of those radical factions to introduce their ideas. They demand all Americans conform to their agenda and way of thinking. They all share the same creed. They all look at themselves as gods. They all believe they have to eliminate all those who don’t agree with them. We’ve seen it in riots on city streets throughout the summer of 2020. We hear their threats everyday. The media is in bed with each of those groups.

Imagine a country that prays to Satan asking for his guidance while law makers set out a new course for this country. There is no doubt, each of those groups are anti-Christian. They are all anti-religion. Each of those radical groups embraces genocide. Each of those groups share a history of genocide. Each of those groups relies on genocide. Their common enemy is religion, especially Christianity.

The early months of 2021 have shown those radical groups take bolder and bolder steps. Each step draws the US into the darkness Biden promised. Few in Washington DC are brave enough to stand up to those radical factions. When they do they are faced with censorship, attacked by the media, and threatened. It seems rather ironic when we see those factions threatening President Trump with a second impeachment and prison. What was Trump’s crime? Standing up for what he believed in. Standing up for the friends who supported him. Standing up for those who believed in him and voted for him. President Trump is guilty of giving this nation the hope we could live in peace, prosperity, and pursue the American dream for another four years.

The second impeachment of President Trump is not a trial focused on a single person. The demons are out of the closet. The impeachment is designed to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who opposes the darkness in Washington and across this nation. At the very least the radical factions hope to silence the moral majority. What happens next is anyone’s guess. If the can put the former President on trail for anything, nothing, and win, what chance do we stand? Washington DC has a collection of radical factions, their common oath calls for the elimination of the moral majority.

We are thus our own “gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who join us and deliver our wrath upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm.

How can any of them possibly offer love when they have no idea what love is and have chosen to sever every connection with our Creator?

Bible Study For Real For Eternity

There is Always Hope with God

There was no need for any government until people began to disagree. This world started out with only two people. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. (Genesis 1:27 KJV21). There was no need for any type of government with only two people. The world needed something to disagree upon before the concept of a government could be conceived.

The first disagreement was with God. And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree which I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. (Genesis 3:11-12 MKJV). The very first political move in this world was of course the blame game. Adam blamed his wife, the only other person on earth. As time marched on so did the blame game and politics.

When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the LORD. Abel also brought a gift–the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected. “Why are you so angry?” the LORD asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” (Genesis 4:3-7 NLTse).

Disagreeing with God started with Eve, spread to Adam, and of course worked its way into Cain. Freedom of choice and the blame game blended into one early in history. The Bible recorded a series of events spanning generations to show us how things turned out when people followed God and how things turned out when people made their own decisions. Cain’s decision led to the murder of his brother. Cain was banished. But the LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood. No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer on the earth.” (Genesis 4:10-12 NLTse).

The earth had two groups of people. Those residing with Adam and Eve, and those who lived with Cain. It didn’t take long for their numbers to grow and their differences to divide the two groups. One day Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me. If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!” (Genesis 4:23-24 NLTse). Those who followed Cain looked at murder as a way of life. The earth faced differences we take for granted today. It always seemed like war and violence have always been the only way to solve disagreements. People banned together for protection.

Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them. The sons of God saw the beautiful women and took any they wanted as their wives. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.” In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times. The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. (Genesis 6:1-5 NLTse).

Marriage between the two groups seemed to be the logical solution. Instead it bred warriors. People bent on destruction and control at any cost.

God didn’t have perfect people to led. But God worked with the best He had. Noah followed orders, built an ark following specifications and plans from God. Noah and his family made it through the flood. Later we see Abram. One of the few who listened to God and followed orders. Abram made mistakes. He lied about his wife not once but twice. When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sar’ai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful to behold; and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; then they will kill me, but they will let you live. Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared on your account.” (Genesis 12:11-13 RSVA). For some reason Abram left Egypt and Negeb with more than he came in with.

We see one of the most important lessons about following God and following your own ideas between those two stories. Abram’s and Lot’s flocks grew. Lot decided to take the best land. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw that the Jordan valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zo’ar; this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomor’rah. So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan valley, and Lot journeyed east; thus they separated from each other. (Genesis 13:10-11 RSVA).

How did that work out for Lot? Lot walked into Sodom a rich man. A group of kings came in and took everything. When Abraham heard about the attack, he went after the world’s largest army with 318 men. When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. (Genesis 14:14 RSVA).

It had to take a supernatural faith for 318 men to go up against the world’s largest army. Abraham’s government was simple. He led people to God. Abraham returned Lot to his home and returned all his riches. Later Lot lost everything when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot lost all his flocks, all his riches, his home, most his family, and his wife. Lot was left with two daughters and how did that work out. Where did Lot’s decision get him?

The agreement between God and Abraham was simple. When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” (Genesis 17:1-2 RSVA). Even though Abraham worked with God, he wasn’t a perfect man. After seeing God work miracles, Abraham displayed little trust. He lied about his wife a second time.

Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept you from sinning against me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now then restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.”

(Genesis 20:5-7 RSVA).

Those two lies are arranged like bookends to show us an important lesson. Abraham was not perfect, but God still worked with him and blessed Abraham beyond imagination while Lot, who trusted in his decisions lost everything. Abraham of course made poor decisions and paid the price, but never gave up on God.

We would be hard pressed to find an example of a perfect government on earth in the Bible or in history. Was Egypt a fair or corrupt government? Egypt was one example, there is always hope with God. After 400 years God took the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. We were given an example showing how a corrupt government does not like to loose and will do everything in its power to hold onto total control with no compromises.

After Moses led Israel out of Egypt, he was a part of a simple government with God in charge. As usual, people objected. Moses’ brother decided to follow suggestions from the radicals. How did that work out?

While Moses was on the mountain receiving instructions for the Tabernacle and specific instructions for Aaron to preform his duties as high priest, Aaron was at the bottom of the mountain building a new god.

When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, “Up, make us gods, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” And Aaron said to them, “Take off the rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the rings of gold which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. And he received the gold at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made a molten calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!”

(Exodus 32:1-4 RSVA).

After making all the furnishings and erecting the Tabernacle, Aaron assumed his duties as high priest. That didn’t seem to be enough for Miriam who rebelled against Moses. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them, and he departed; and when the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. And Aaron turned towards Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. (Numbers 12:9-10 RSVA).

The simplest form of government was rejected by Israel. They wanted to make their own decisions and be just like the nations who threatened their existence.

Moses faced his share of opposition. Eventually leadership was passed onto Joshua. Like Moses, Joshua was reluctant to lead and needed encouragement. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. (Joshua 1:5-7 RSVA).

All God really wanted was a leader who depended upon Him to lead. When Moses faced a problem, he went to God for the answer. Joshua followed orders and the walls of Jericho fell. Joshua and his generals were instantly over confident and lost the battle at Ai. So about three thousand went up there from the people; and they fled before the men of Ai, and the men of Ai killed about thirty-six men of them, and chased them before the gate as far as Sheb’arim, and slew them at the descent. And the hearts of the people melted, and became as water. (Joshua 7:4-5 RSVA).

The push to be like other kingdoms reached God’s ears. Eventually God had no choice than to let them have their way and learn lessons the hard way. Israel’s first king was reluctant in the beginning. Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my family the humblest of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?” (1 Samuel 9:21 RSVA). But that was soon to change. Saul had problems taking orders. All Saul had to do was obey a few simple commands. But that proved too difficult for Saul. So he lost his kingdom. Did Saul lead a good government or a corrupt government?

What about David? As a boy David had great faith in God. As a boy alone in the fields, David had time to reflect, think, pray, and listen to God. David had the faith to slay giants. Then something happened. It took time for David to relearn how to listen to God. David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; and he said to Abi’athar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.” (1 Samuel 23:9 RSVA).

David went from a boy who talked with God to a man who waited for yes and no answers using the two stones on the breast plate. David had to relearn communication with God. When we look at David’s history we see how David had instances where he relied upon his own judgment, the opinions of those around him, and God’s commands. We have a rich history to look back on and study. We can see the results when David made his own decisions, and when He followed God. When David followed God, he was safe. But when David ignored God, or tried to distance himself from God, things didn’t go well. David had Uriah killed so he could marry his wife Bathsheba. That cost them the life of their first born. David decided to number Israel. And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. (1 Chronicles 21:1 KJV21). Following Satan was not the best decision David made. So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel, and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. (1 Chronicles 21:14 KJV21).

We can see the lessons accumulate. We can see where the ideas and temptations come from. We see the situation repeat itself throughout Israel’s and Judah’s history. At the end of David’s reign one of his sons attempted a coup. And Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king. And he prepared himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. (1 Kings 1:5 MKJV). So were governments in those days corrupt or good?

Solomon made mistakes. He was convinced the best way to protect his kingdom was to marry women from other countries to establish treaties. Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh’s daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites. The LORD had clearly instructed the people of Israel, ‘You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.’ Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the LORD. (1 Kings 11:1-3 NLTse). Solomon began his reign by ordering a number of assassinations. And now, do not hold him guiltless. For you are a wise man, and you know what you ought to do to him. But bring his gray head down to the grave with blood. (1 Kings 2:9 MKJV). Are governments getting better or drifting further away from God?

Was David’s kingdom a good kingdom or was it corrupt? What about Solomon’s kingdom? Solomon built the temple using slave labor. Solomon also built a new palace and homes for his wives. After Solomon we see taxes were an issue. “What is your advice?” he asked them. “How should I answer these people who want me to lighten the burdens imposed by my father?” The young men replied, “This is what you should tell those complainers who want a lighter burden: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist! Yes, my father laid heavy burdens on you, but I’m going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!'” (1 Kings 12:9-11 NLTse).

God saw that coming and decided to divide Israel.

One day as Jeroboam was leaving Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah from Shiloh met him along the way. Ahijah was wearing a new cloak. The two of them were alone in a field, and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces. Then he said to Jeroboam, “Take ten of these pieces, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon, and I will give ten of the tribes to you! But I will leave him one tribe for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel. For Solomon has abandoned me and worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians; Chemosh, the god of Moab; and Molech, the god of the Ammonites. He has not followed my ways and done what is pleasing in my sight. He has not obeyed my decrees and regulations as David his father did. (1 Kings 11:29-33 NLTse).

You would think Jeroboam would have been thankful and followed God’s commands. Instead Jeroboam decided to set up his own religion, his own gods, and his own government. Was that a good or corrupt government? Look back at Egypt. If we follow the story, we see Jeroboam spent some time in Egypt and learned their ways. Nothing changed in Egypt over the years. Egypt still had the same gods and Pharaoh was looked at as a god. Jeroboam decided to follow that pattern when he set up his government. In modern times we saw this same system was used in Japan before and during WWII. It is difficult for Christians to wrap their minds around that concept. But we can look back and see how people were willing to sacrifice their lives for their emperor and god. Something takes hold of those people and their leaders. We see governments have different degrees of control and none are perfect.

Israel’s government, the ten northern kingdoms was focused on false gods. The Christian mind naturally focuses on those false gods and rarely considers the concept behind them. Egypt taught us one aspect of that concept. Governments are famous for using religion to control the masses. On the top the leaders made themselves gods. That is what we need to examine. Today we have corrupt leaders who stand against every form of religion. In a sense they make themselves gods. In general those leaders suffer from a inferiority complex. They live in total fear and hatred. They use that fear to control people. Fear becomes their god and the god of the people they control. That is only one aspect of an inferiority complex.

Hatred is another symptom of an inferiority complex. In sever cases people live, breath, and eat hatred which becomes their overall controlling factor. From a spiritual view we see hatred is used to suppress their conscience. God’s Spirit is always reaching out to people trying to convict them of their sins and repent. The earliest lessons in history show how people decided to oppose God, second guess God, and make their own decisions. We’ve seen how things turned out when people decided to strike out on their own. It is also human nature to blame others when their mistakes come to the surface and the time comes to pay for their mistakes. Instead of learning from their mistakes, they blame those mistakes on anyone and everyone. That inferiority complex now controls their every thought and action. They become their own god. They are self centered, self serving, and care about no one. They make promises, lie, and do anything to increase their power, control, and wealth. They make empty promises and fill their lives with empty hope. They shun God and His promises replacing them with worldly power, control, and riches. In short, they loose their view of Heaven and eternal life. Which is sad, but a reality since the establishment of earth’s earliest governments.

This world has never established a perfect government. We can look at the Bible in the Old Testament and New Testament. Jesus, Peter, Paul, and all the others faced corrupt governments. You can search every history book in the world. The perfect government never existed. So why do people in the US today think a revolution will lead to the perfect government? What are their plans? Who can they really trust? If the devil could reach David, what chance do the rest of us stand? People can do their best, but they will also fail to one extent or another. That is human nature. There is little we can do about it.

When I look at what is happening in the world in 2020 and 2021 I have to admit. If God wanted to make a point, He would allow the corrupt people to take total control. No one wants to listen to God and learn the easy lessons. We can look at the Bible all we want. We are going to see example after example showing us how great things worked out when they did follow God. We can see how God protected them. We can see how God knew exactly what was going to happen. Then we see how people accepted God for a time, then wandered off on their own. That is human nature. We all do it to one degree or another.

God allowed the left to take total control. We have to ask why. If we refuse to listen to God, and most of this world has made that choice, God has no other choice than to let the world learn from the choices they make. So what does that mean?

Millions of people remain uninformed, misinformed, and for lack of a better term, have given up hope, or cling onto false hope like people in the Old Testament clung onto false gods. God knows how to wake those people up. God knows how to push those people away from the influence of those offering false hope and a modern version of false gods. Put the liars in control and let the world witness their skills, dedication, compassion, wisdom, or lack thereof. When people want to place their hope on worthless factions, what choice does God have other than let them have their way and learn lessons on their own.

Bible Study For Real For Eternity

I think most people agree that the devil has played his part in religion since the early stages of earth’s history. “And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?” (Genesis 4:2-6 KJV).

After Satan convinced Eve to eat fruit from the forbidden tree, Satan went after Adam and Eve’s eldest son. It seems Cain didn’t come with an owners manual. Adam and Eve had to learn with not much more than on the job training. We can see by a few simple text that God was still there with Adam, Eve, and Cain. God personally talked with Cain. God voiced his concern with Cain. But for some reason, Cain had his own ideas. Now we have to ask the obvious question. Did Cain invent a new system of worship on his own, or did Cain have help? Let’s look at the obvious facts. Satan and a third of the angels in Heaven were banished to this world. Their only past time, recreation, and goal was to work on two people, Adam and Eve, and convince them that their system and ideas were better than God’s. The devil and his army were bent on separating Adam and Eve from God and join their forces. When Cain came along, he must have looked like an easy target. Now Satan had a pupil he could teach his way. So Satan and billions of angels worked on Cain every minute seven days a week. What chance did Cain have? Of course by the Bible text we can see Cain still had God to talk to. We can’t imagine what life must have been like for Cain. He had direct contact with God and the devil. Cain had to make a decision. Maybe Cain was only testing God. Maybe the devil promised Cain riches, wealth, power, and glory. But over what? After a few years, Cain had a little brother. A brother he should have been watching over. Able choose to follow God and the few simple commandments he was given. Just follow the rules. Simple. But was it all that simple? Cain’s crops grew. Cain had no idea how he could plant seed in the ground, water it, and a new plant would sprout and grow. Later more seeds sprang from that one seed. He could eat those seeds and fruit to survive. God’s sun and rain made those plants grow. They were all working together as a team. Cain could have asked God how He designed those seeds and what made them grow. Cain had direct access to God and infinite knowledge. On the other hand, Satan also had direct access to Cain and who knows what Satan promised, or what lies Satan filled Cain’s head with. In the long run, Cain choose to follow one of Satan’s suggestions.

It seems Able had a much closer relationship with God. Maybe Adam and Eve saw the mistakes they made with Cain and adjusted their parenting skills to do a much better job with Able. But when you consider the fact Adam, Eve, Cain, and Able all had equal access to God, what could have went wrong? Maybe Satan discovered something new to work with. Was it pride, jealousy, or a lethal combination of the two? At any rate, Satan and his army were on their way to honing their skills in deception.

As time marched on, the population increased. And so did sin. It is sad to think the first son born to Adam and Eve, the first baby born into this world killed his younger brother. That broke God’s sixth commandment. Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13 KJV). But when we look at those commandments, we see another command Cain broke. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3 KJV). There must have been a written set of laws before Cain broke them. Cain had to know about those laws before God could judge him guilty and pass a sentence on Cain. “And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me this day away from the ground; and from thy face I shall be hidden; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will slay me.” (Genesis 4:10-14 RSVA).

There has to be a law to break before a judge can sentence a man. But here we only see the charge of murder brought against Cain. And we see something else. Cain was afraid of two penalties. Leaving behind the ground he worked on and cared for, and loosing contact with God. Did Cain loose contact with God at that point? Was God not only sending Cain into the wilderness, but into territory controlled by Satan?

We all know that God never changes. We know that God is always the same. We also know God is trying His best to reach each and every individual in this world. When we look at the text we see that it was Cain’s mind that told him, God would no longer be there for him. Is that what sin does to us? Was Satan telling Cain something that wasn’t true? Sure sin has a way of separating us from God. But is that God’s choice, or our choice? Is God still there for us, but our pride and ignorance create a void? Maybe Satan’s way of reaching Cain was to convince him that if God wasn’t there, his laws would also go away. Did Satan tell Cain, “you didn’t do anything wrong. The problem is that law. If you eliminate God, you eliminate His laws.” Isn’t that something sinners dwell on?

It seems that is what the world had in mind. Get away from God and his laws. But something had to replace God and His laws. “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7 RSVA). Satan replaced God’s laws with wickedness and evil. We are not given a list of every sin involved, but we can imagine. People broke every one of God’s commands. They created new religions, new gods, they murdered, stole, committed adultery, and took what they wanted. Sin took over so quickly, it broke God’s heart to see His creation break down in Satan’s hands. Of course this was the first world Satan tried to run. So he made a lot of mistakes. His main excuse was that, men just wouldn’t listen to him or follow orders. Satan wanted to be free of God’s commands and convinced this world they didn’t need any laws. That plan didn’t work. It didn’t take long for Satan to loose control of this world. God had to destroy sin, and unfortunately give Satan a second change to test his theory. God took Noah and his family, put them on a boat, and killed every breathing creature on this planet. With the exception of the animals that joined Noah inside the ark. That boat represented God’s saving grace in all the storms and troubles this world can bring.

When Noah got off that boat, he offered sacrifices to God. This world had eight human beings willing and able to follow God and His laws. Satan also gained a fresh chance. Satan saw where the elimination of all law led. He wasn’t about to try that again. This time Satan had to introduce a new system with new laws. His laws. What better way to control people than through religion? Instead of eliminating God’s laws and trying to get people to follow his directions, Satan needed to copy a few things from God, make a few minor adjustments, and see how that would work.

Building a new city and a new monument dedicated to showing how they could not trust God’s word was one of Satan’s first moves. “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Ba’bel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:5-9 RSVA).

Even though God promised never to destroy the earth in a flood, men got together to build a tower, just in case God broker His promise. The tower served two purposes. A few people could climb to the top just in case another flood came long. It also served to display their outlook on God. Because sin separated them from God, the new religion Satan introduced placed God and His kingdom in the clouds. It was a rather silly concept, but a concept that is still widely taught and accepted in some Christian religions. Men were convinced that by building a tower, they could be like God. Today we see similar beliefs. Build a bigger church to get God’s attention. It didn’t work then and it doesn’t work today.

For some reason God gave those people many different languages. There may have been thousands or millions of people in that city at that time. So what did those mixed languages solve? It got the people to move and spread out. Today millions of people speak the same language. More people than the number that were scatted from that city. So what are all those languages pointing to? How many religions do we have in this world today? At least thousands. There are well over three hundred different Christian denominations scattered all over the world. Other major religions all have their differences, splinter groups, and off shoots. No one has any idea how many people die each year because of differences in religious beliefs. What does that have to do with different languages? Well maybe nothing. But those different languages do point to a misunderstanding on a larger scale. And a unified belief in the wrong religion did spawn the break up of a one world language.

So now the world had hundreds of different languages and dialects. Which of course broke in countless forms of religion. After some time, God had one person to call on, Abram. That marked the beginning of a new nation destined to follow God.

Most of us know how that worked out. Abram decided to listen to his wife instead of God. Abram’s first son came from an Egyptian slave. How is that for a turn about. Abram owned a slave from Egypt, and years later the nation of Israel served as slaves in Egypt.

Today Abram’s first son Ismael is given credit to spawning a number of nations and religions. “Then she went and sat down by herself about a hundred yards away. “I don’t want to watch the boy die,” she said, as she burst into tears. But God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.” Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink. (Genesis 21:16-19 NLTse).

If nothing else, we can still see how God watched over Hagar and communicated with her. Where has that communication gone?

We can see the fracturing and divisions among religions throughout the Bible. We know how every religion has its own rules, regulations, and doctrines. We have seen on the news how war breaks out between religious factions. We don’t know what those differences are. And most people doing the fighting and killing have no idea why they are killing other human beings. Did Cain know why he killed Able? It was over some religious dispute. Cain could have asked God to solve the dispute, but he chose to rely on his own judgment.

It’s no big secret that Satan uses religions to gain a toe hold in peoples lives. He has been doing that for a rather long time and has come up with some rather bizarre religions to control people. Today we only have to watch or read the news to see how wars are fought over religious differences. Religious genocide is still a part of this world and a tool Satan still pulls out of his work shed. What are those religious differences? Books have been written about those differences. Studies have been done on those differences. Government reports have been written about those differences. Billions of dollars have been spent trying to solve those differences as well as fight over those differences. Millions of lives have been lost over those differences. But no one has bothered to look at the obvious solution. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3 KJV). The only solution is God. To honor God as the one true living God. The examples we looked at in this chapter have shown how God was always there to talk to people. And have shown how Cain and others decided to give Satan’s ideas a chance. None of those ideas or concepts have worked. We are still living in a world that believes mankind can somehow solve all those problems. This world still believes we are on our own and it is up to us to find solutions. But the world will not admit, Satan has a stronger influence over our decisions making capabilities. Satan controls minds. Satan controls leaders, decisions, laws, and wars. We are not in this world alone. Satan prefers to hide behind a mask, and make people think their ideas, concepts, laws, and actions are a product of their imagination and experience. But Satan has more experience than all the leaders in this world put together. Religious or otherwise, Satan has control over those leaders and is not giving up that control without a fight.