Category: Christian Education


“How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers;” (Isaiah 14:4-5 NKJV). Throughout the course of time, the worlds’ centers of wickedness, “golden cities,” have stood as an affront to God’s will. They have been destroyed and brought to desolation. When we read the Bible, we see the number of cities destroyed by God, including Jerusalem and the Temple Twice. Today in America, we have LA with its sexual immorality, Chicago with violence, and DC with corruption. The list of cities in America is long with wickedness. When the city of Jerusalem can fall more than once where God’s spirit was present, undoubtedly cities in America can crumble. Just look at several cities in California with thousands of people living in human waste on the streets. Why is this happening to gain illegal votes to continue staying in power and accumulating wealth by corrupt means?


People shout out God bless America, but God does no bless wickedness; He punishes evil cities and nations. How can God bless a nation that kills babies? American kills over 600,000 babies per year. The baby-killing has moved from in the womb at birth thanks to politicians like Governor Cuomo, who seem to think this pro-choice stance is good for getting the women’s vote. It isn’t interesting that a woman can kill a baby inside here because it is her choice, but if a woman tries to kill herself, she is considered mentally ill when she doesn’t choose to destroy a different life but her own.

“What of the corrupt practice of laziness? Should God bless a nation where 50 percent of the population would rather live off of other people’s labor. The word of God clearly states the work of your hands. “You lazy people, you should watch what the ants do and learn from them. Ants have no ruler, no boss, and no leader. But in the summer, ants gather all of their food and save it. So when winter comes, there is plenty to eat. You lazy people, how long are you going to lie there? When will you get up?” (Proverbs 6:6-9) The reality, they are not only lazy but a burden like a thief. The Left in America supports this behavior once again for votes to remain in power with no concern for those who struggle with working for what they have earned.

Those in power and those who continue to put them in control will bring a curse upon America and God’s punishment. Unlike many false teaching theologians, America will not be playing a significant role the day and the hour before Jesus Christ’s return. Unless America repeats its wicked crimes, she is boomed to bring the punishment of God upon her.

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Reincarnation is nothing more than ‘do it over.'” The principle behind reincarnation is an evolution of the soul to perfection in other to enter Heaven. Evolution of the spirit, the idea is that you keep coming back until you get it right and have finally earned Heaven through merit. When you examine it objectively, it is nothing more than a child’s idea when something goes wrong in a game by asking for a Do-Over.

The problem with reincarnation is that you may get one thing right that you got wrong in the previous life, and now you get something wrong you got right. It only takes one mistake, and you’ll be asking for another Do-Over. There is more to this scenario and why it does not work. You hurt someone in a previous life, and that debt needs to be paid. Because you treated that person poorly in your next life, you are in a worse position than the previous life. Also, the person you hurt in now in a situation where his or her life has improved the result you never meet that person again, and therefore you cannot repay the debt. Since you fail to recognize, you now have to return, and your condition only worsens because you cannot do over what you need to do. 

There is another area of concern you had a mission to complete, but you failed. Now, you have another task to accomplish in your next life, but you also have to complete the other. Does the situation now become which do you do? You try to do both, but neither gets met well, and the problem only snowballs and because harder to accomplish. Things kept getting more and more difficult. You are not completing a mission. In doing so, you are hurting more and more people. It is like being in quicksand; the harder you try to correct things, the worse things get. 

Now the problem increases since each time you fail at correcting your previous life, each time you die and come back to the life you became so wicked you could never get to Heaven. However, lets’ assume that the concept is correct. Jesus Christ still pays for your mistake and breaks the cycle. Therefore, if you find yourself alive now, it could be because you rejected him before. God the Father then indirectly gave you another chance to do so. So it is much easier to accept Jesus Christ and break the cycle by thinking there is only one life, so get it right now. Quit the Do-Overs and accept Jesus and have it done.

Satan has managed to teach a fake narrative about himself. Over the centuries, the people of the world have grasped the notice of this doctrine of fiction, and the clergy and parents have taught it to their children, who in turn who taught it to theirs. The false teaching that Satan and his demons are in Hell is the greatest of all lies. Satan has never stepped inside Hades or into the Lake of Fire. Scripture gives us several clues as to where Satan resides. Many people, including the majority of Christians, cannot tell you where Satan is at the very instant that you are read this. If you ask the question, where is the devil? The answer would be in Hell. The answer would be incorrect because it disagrees with the Bible. The problem is what does the Bible reveal about the primary villain, the enemy of Jesus Christ and mankind, Satan?

The enemy first appears in the Garden Eden, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.” (Genesis 3 NIV) The serpent here is the enemy lying to Eve to get her to sin in the Garden of Eden. Later in scripture, we read, “One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord God, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” (Job 1:6-7 NIV) Now Satan is in Heaven before the Lord, and he tells God that he was walking around the earth. 

Now after Jesus Christ resurrects from the dead, a war begins in Heaven. “And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought,but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer.So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:7-12 NIV) Earlier in the book of Revelation, John writes. “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.” Jesus tells John to write that Satan has a throne in Pergamum, not Hell. 

Our next clue is what happens to Satan in the future. “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven. He had in his hand a key to the hole without a bottom. He also had a strong chain. He took hold of the dragon, that old snake, who is the Devil, or Satan, and chained him for 1,000 years. The angel threw the Devil into the hole without a bottom. He shut it and locked him in it. He could not fool the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were completed. After this, he must be free for a while.” When Satan is in chains for 1000 years begins the period of the millennium a thousand years of sin-free peace on earth with Jesus Christ. After that period, Satan starts another war, but the Lord puts a quick end to it. “And the Devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Hence, at present, Satan and his demons are not in Hell but on earth, causing men and women to sin through temptation and possession. I pray that God builds a fence around you to block the enemy from harming you and that you also put on the armor of God for additional protection. 

Since the beginning of the species called man, humans have accepted the lie before truth. The deceiver knew that Eve desired the forbidden fruit. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” (Genesis 3:6 NIV) The deceiver merely added one word to what God spoke, and that was “not” to the statement “for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:17 ESV) The deceiver added the word “not,” but to close on the sale of destroying Eve and her husband, he added another lie, and that was “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5 ESV) The deceiver’s suggestion of becoming like God. To be a god is what sold Eve to eat from the fruit.

Now Adam stood by and did nothing. He simply takes the fruit and eats, perhaps assuming she did not die and not knowing what death was, took and ate. It would suggest he did not witness something happening to Eve and that he also wanted to be a god. With each choice comes a consequence, for Adam and Eve are being cast out of Eden and finally dying. Accepting the lie for the truth, however, is greater today than ever. I recently read a statement that someone posted on YouTube that he read the Bible from cover to cover, and it does not mention gender; this is a lie because in Genesis 5:2 NIV we read, “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.” Also, in Mark 10:6 NIV, we read, “But at the beginning of creation God’ made them male and female.'” It is obvious God created males and females, not anything else. But it is true of other species as well. “The clean and unclean animals, the birds, and everything that crawls along the ground came to Noah to enter the ark, two by two, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.” (Genesis 7:8-9 NIV) The individual either lied about reading the Bible from cover to cover or not knowing how to read. I point this out because today, some people seem to think there are more than two genders. 

A woman I know professes to be a Christian, but her verbal statements lend me to think differently about her. She claims that it is a person’s perspective is the source of truth. Well, it was Eve’s perceptive that she would be a god that caused the fall. Also, there cannot be two perspectives your’s and God’s. Many individuals claim to have some answer different from the one God presences. When a person does, they take on the role of the deceiver and present the lie. For example, there is no actual scientific evidence of where life comes from and where it goes. The reality is to remove God from the picture. Recently in San Francisco, CA, and a city named after a saint, closed a church because what they teach is not scientific. Regardless of the fact, it is unconstitutional to do so. Again we see the lie to take the position of truth. Again the lie is taking center stage to reject the truth.

Some claim the Bible is not accurate, or it is simply a myth rejecting the fact that the Bible is also the history of the Hebrew race, the 12 Tribes of Israel. If this is not so, then why did Islam built on the foundation of Solomon’s Temple. Today, we hear more and more distortions of the truth or outright rejection of the truth as if it is the lie, as the serpent did in the Garden of Eden. The truth is becoming more and more rejected with the use of covert hypnosis by the media to convince the masses of their lie is true. The continued use of repetition convinces the masses of the falsehood. It prepares the way for accepting the False Messiah by continuing to use the term of Ant-Christ, having people believe the Beast of the Sea will be a Christian to be Christ. He will be the long-awaited Messiah for Jesus Christ, said, “At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.” (Matthew 24:23 NIV) We need to pray to God for the gift of discernment in the name of Jesus Christ to know the difference between the lie and God’s Truth.

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One of the theologians’ most significant problems and their congregation is the pick and choose verses to create some doctrine based on putting a few verses and random sentences together and saying this is what the Bible is saying. No one would go through Hamlet and randomly pick out several verses without reading the complete text and summarize the story. Also, would you pick out a couple of sentences from each book of Game of Thrones and tell people this is the saga. People would laugh at you; however, it is done every day with the Bible. 

The Bible is a Saga of many books that are episodes to one complete story. It has a setting, an antagonist, and a conflict. Since the episode extends over centuries with many characters, the protagonist is not a single person but a bloodline, leading to Israel as a nation. It is a tragic love story between God and this one nation of Israel. Jesus himself brought the message to the tribes of Israel. Yet, it ends as a comedy happy full of joy with a New Bride the Church, forever. It is not until Paul brought the Gospel of Jesus to the Gentiles, who many had Israeli DNA. The ten tribes of Israel were cast out of their homeland. They intermarried with the Gentiles, first with the Assyrians, then the Greeks and the Romans. Through Paul, the Gentile becomes part of God’s children in the Saga. Keep in mind that the whole Saga is always about the people of Israel. The first Christians were Jewish and many today have Hebrew blood, DNA.   

Another often misused component is the sitting of the Saga. Only when Paul and later Peter enter Rome is the Saga outside the Babylon area. Another is with the 12 tribes as slaves in Egypt, which are the only times outside the original Biblical setting. We can identify this by two major rivers, the Tigers and the Euphrates. They are both first mentioned in Genesis. Today’s Middle East covers this very same area once called Babylon. From this literary standpoint, when we begin to read the Bible, very different pictures develop concerning the end-time events. The Saga ends where the story started. The resolution of any great story must resolve the conflicts of the story. The solution must be the acceptance of Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ as Israel’s Messiah. It is a tragic love story because many of Israel’s descendants and those converted to the Jewish faith will never come to Jesus and die not believing. Throughout the Saga, the people of Israel have turned their back on God many times. Exodus shows the first example of turning away from God by creating an idol, a golden calf. The Biblical history account shows how God punishes Israel, and they repent only to sin again. 

A brief look at where the Saga ends in Israel, a part of the land once called Babylon. An angel is let loose from the bottomless pit in Gaza, a plague comes out of the Euphrates. Two prophets appear in Jerusalem, the last chance for the Jewish Israeli and the Muslim to come to Jesus Christ before He arrives. There are also 144,000 virgins called to Heaven, 12,000 from each tribe. John sees Jesus standing on Mount Moriah. The Third Temple is built, and the false messiah claims to be god there. Can there be any doubt that the setting is in Israel and Jerusalem? What group of people will suffer the most in that area, but those that live there. There is nothing to suggest any other place outside of this one. Yet things could be happening all over the earth, but the Bible is not mentioning those settings.

There is another clue as to the setting of the Saga. Much of the commentary of Daniels’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream stops at the two legs made of iron and clay and with the idea that the Roman Catholic church becomes the Roman Empire, but they ignore the feet. Let me add the this is one statue, and it is in Babylon. It represents what happens to this area called Babylon. The feet each have five toes. Therefore each foot still is the same area, only divided into five nations, with one foot being Sunni and the other Sufi, all within today’s five Muslim countries. 

Animal sacrifice does not remove the condition for sin. Rabbis during the exile in Babylon created many rules and regulations. Due to the destruction of the Temple and the inability to sacrifice an animal for sin. However, the Talmud is a man-made creation and not one from God. Therefore even the most practicing individual to live by the rules cannot remove sin, nor can animal sacrifice. It is for this reason that Jesus Christ comes as a sacrifice for the removal of sin.

When we fail to use literary concepts in reading the Bible, we come to erroneous conclusions creating false teaching. The final events will be similar to those that foreshadowed events to come. The beast of the sea, the beast of the earth, and the Harlot will be from that setting. The protagonist is Jacob’s bloodline. The beast will be in Joseph’s character, who took care of his family while putting the Egyptians into slavery. An essential aspect never mentioned as to how the Israelites became slaves. Joesph, by the permission of Pharaoh, took possession of the food supply. The Egyptians forced to sell everything, they had to eat until they volunteered to sell themselves into slavery to purchase food. Once the new Pharaoh saw what had happened, he reversed the situation. (Genesis 47:13-46) Joseph is not a benevolent leader but a cruel one. He made himself and the Pharaoh wealthy at the expense of the people while feeding his family. The final world leader will do the same. 

In conclusion, when viewing the Bible from the literary position using a story’s elements to guide us, the reader, we get a clearer picture of the past, present, and future events. The story is always first about Israel. The setting is always within the borders of Babylon. The individual characters are from the tribes of Israel with Gentile sub-characters that interact with the Israelites. 

The spiritual idea behind dreaming is something we take for granted or not thought about at all. Still, then there is a clue that reveals the nature of all things from understanding the meaning of a particular dream but the process of dreaming itself. In Genesis, we read that God created all things and that He created man in his image. If we are a creation in God’s image, then we must be something like God. When we look at ourselves, we see three parts: a human being, a mind, a conscious body, emotions, a feeling body, and a physical body. Unlike God, three bodies in one, we don’t experience them as three separate bodies at once, much like H2O water. It can be present as a gas, liquid, and solid, all present on earth at the same time. 

Now to the topic of this blog, the dream in the mind of the Dreamer. Our conscious mind can dream while we sleep, and when we do, we create a world with people, places, and things. We experience emotions, and we share the dream as a real event. In doing so, we create a world. We become the creator of that world. In that imaginary world, the characters have a life of their own, making their own choices. They are free to do act as they wish. They can even frighten us, the Dreamer, and we have nightmares because we created beings with free will. People in your dream never consider that they are a figure of your imagination. When we are awake, we never assume that we are a character in the vision of a Greater Dreamer Being, God. Hence, when we dream, the Greater Dreamer dreams that we, the lesser Dreamer, dream. An example of this phenomenon would be dreaming that someone was dreaming and watching the dream. 

An example of this phenomenon would be dreaming that someone was dreaming and watching their dream. Let us create a different scenario. What if in the dream, a person realized he was a character in your dream. Would that provide for the awareness of oneness with you the origin of the dream? At that point, the character in the dream would be now watching from your viewpoint. Now turn your attention to sensing God dreaming of you. 

There is a lot of hate focused on one man by so many in places of power and business. I could not help but wonder why there aren’t a small number of people from a group that does not share the same degree of hate to destroy a single man’s career and life. After lying and cheating him out of a position, you think that would be enough. They then create an atmosphere of violence to discredit him further with the purpose even to have him arrested on false charges, and to demand even to silence him, possibly even with death, is beyond belief. What causes me to question is that there is not one righteous person to stand up in a group of 200 people to stand up and say no, this is enough. Image yourself in that group, and you knew that everything is wrong, what would you do? Scripture warns us of such an experience, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV) 

The old saying is, “Birds of a feather flock together.” People tend to become more like those they associate with and do things. The behavior pattern is the same as in high school. The nerds, jocks, wise guys, musicians, and the in crowed all hung together in their little clicks. To be welcome in the group, you dressed and acted like the others in that group. The pattern of behavior continues even as adults. I recall a friend who adds a job on Wall Street, and I noticed they all wore that same blue London Fog Coat. I even joked, saying, “What is that your uniform?” Dressing alike is only the beginning of cooperative behavior.

The scripture tells us to avoid a particular type of association. “I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites. I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.” (Psalm 26:4-5 NIV) If we ignore this simple suggestion, we can ruin our godly morals and ruin our Christian judgment very quickly. We have let our guard down to become like those immoral members. The members will often humiliate you if you do not conform to the group’s standard. We can experience deception if we’re not careful like Eve in the Garden. The serpent had her think it was good, and it would not hurt her, but he fooled her. Often this is the very same strategy used to get us to comply with the group. Perhaps you are in a position where kickbacks and brides are the rules of the day or doing drugs, sex with minors, and you watch others doing it, and you fall into the trap. It’s so much harder to resist the temptation to sin when those around you are already doing it. Now there is no way out. The group knows that you are a witness to their behavior, and they have witnessed yours.  

In these times, we need to resist temptation by calling on Jesus Christ to grant us the strength to overcome temptation and remove ourselves from people committing those sins. It is better to avoid trying to be the square peg in a round hole, in the long run, thinking you’re going to reshape the group. Should you not comply, you will only suffer further humiliation. It is far better to pray for them and be friendly to them but not part of them. Since if they are to have a change of heart, it is from your ability to void living the group’s sinful life. 

It’s so much harder to resist the temptation to sin when those around you are already doing it. You’re the round peg in a square hole in those instances, so why try to fit in where you’re not supposed to? A Christian Warrior knows it is better not to associate with the enemy; in doing so, you become a traitor to the Lord. Hence if not one of 200 individuals does not stand up for righteousness, then the only conclusion is they are all corrupt.

The Lord Jesus Christ gave us an order and it is for us to stand fast at all times against an enemy. The Lord knows that we may become weak in times of tribulation so He provides us with His strength. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”(2 Thessalonians 3:3-5 NIV) The keyword here is perseverance. 

When we read or hear of God’s protection, we will first experience no physical harm. The actual security is that of our spirit, so we do not lose hope and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s protection through the Holy Spirit strengthens us to stand trials and persecution, even unto death. A Christian Warrior must always be on guard from listening to the notion that God will free you from a painful death by torture. A look at the history of nearly two thousand years will show many men and women who died martyrs death; this is what it means to have perseverance.

Today many Christian have grown soft and believe that God will plunk them from the earth when some terrible trouble and adversity arrives, but trails are always present. War, famine, killing, and disease are still ready to destroy us. We are to stand fast, to have perseverance, and not crumble in these times of trial. A Christian Warrior’s mindset is one that no matter how badly the fighting goes, you continue to fight even when all is lost. Unlike those of Masada who choose suicide, then die at the hand of a Roman soldier or become a slave. A Christian Warrior as orders from the Lord to stand fast, to persevere to the last breath. 

The first rule in playing Follow the Leader is you need to deny yourself of the leadership role and submit to following the Leader. In the game, there can be only one Leader that everyone playing follows and imitates. The Leader begins the game with this statement “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24 NLT) To pick up “his cross” means to bear the burdens of the trials and tribulation that the game will take you through without complaining but with a steadfast and total focus on the Leader before you. What he does and endures you must do as well, or you fail at the game. One essential point we must consider in following the Leader is choosing the right Leader before the game begins. If any leader’s opening statement to follow does not include the cross, picking up a pleasure is a leader taking you to self-destruction. Therefore, avoid this Leader’s trap.

In the game of Follow the Leader, the leader has a goal and a destination to where he wants to go and where he would like his followers to join him. Picking up the cross is the key to entering into the final stage of the game, which is to enter through the gate of heaven. Without the cross, there is no salvation and no hope of eternal life. The leader is the first to pick up his cross of salvation and life. The leader cannot expect a follower to do something that he has not done first. Jesus is the leader who goes before us and leads the way. Jesus bears His cross and overcomes the obstacle of death. As we follow Him, we step where He steps; we jump where He jumps. In turn, we can bear our cross and die with Him and live with Him and make the same leap into eternal life. A childhood game that has a powerful meaning for our spiritual life.