As we get closer to the great tribulation, as told us by John [in the Epistle of Jesus, Revelation], we will be exposed to more and more deception and deceit- along with bare naked hatred for those that follow and believe in Jesus Christ. This is a time for christians to: pray for strength of their faith, know securely what they are hoping in and to share the message of Jesus dying [His blood sacrifice on the cross was for the sins of all mankind] and the resurrection [He lives] BOLDLY- which is our eternal hope presented for man to know there is more to this life than what we see today. Love for mankind is THE REASON Jesus died for you and I (more REASON we should share the story of His love to our fellow members of humanity), without this giving of life for life we would not be able to secure eternal life with God at all- found unworthy in the eyes of God Himself. We must be covered in the blood of Jesus, like the doorways during Passover in Egypt, in order to have our sins removed. Grace of God is still available… all we must do is: repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior, and turn from the evil things we are doing and follow Him… picking up the cross we must bear ourselves.
Exodus 9:14 KJV For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
Isaiah 46:9 KJV Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
For our belief we will be persecuted, just as Jesus was, but to know eternal gain for the actions we take on His behalf here. I know of only one other religion that makes this same claim, the claim of having and knowing the God man should serve [being absolute], and that religion is on the rise world wide… that of Islam. There is a striking difference [or contrast] between the two with their claims… one says you must choose to submit from love given and shown you already [free will] and the other says you will choose to submit in this life or die today. This is the strongest mirror to what the Hebrew God, Jesus Christ, calls the freedom to choice… to live we must die to ourselves and serve Him but here it is the complete opposite. Islam says if you do not choose to submit to Islam and Allah… you will die.
As stated by early Islamic writings first and how they see it today… found below.
“There is no compulsion in religion” (Surah 2:256) Early Medina
“Are they seeking a religion other than Allah’s, when every soul in the heavens and earth has submitted to Him, willingly or by compulsion?” (Surah 3:83 Later Medina)
As the Bible has told us, which has not changed… nor will it ever, unless it is caused by man and the views pursued to promote the strength of God’s authority diluted, a pluralistic watered down version denying the blood sacrifice of Jesus or His deity in the Godhead. Please note this, even the people of God [the Jews] were subjected to loss of their land [their inheritance] and scattered throughout the world from their disobedience. It was also a Promise of God they would be returned to their land [this has never happened in the history of the world but we see it today in Israel].
Ezekiel 20:41 KJV I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
John 10:38 KJV But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
John 14:1 KJV Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 17:21 KJV That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
1 Timothy 1:16 KJV Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
It is time to open your eyes to the absolute truth [never to be watered down nor mocked openly] of God, the whole Earth is His already but the hands of some would try to steal from Him that which is already in His hands.
This is found at the Clinton Global Initiative site…
and included underneath the heading above is this curious desire,”…heal religious and ethnic fractures… ,” one of the goals they intend to address.
Speeches to be given by:
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Since it is The Tony Blair Foundation, a UN sponsored group or Organization, one with a goal in mind, seen on this page under the heading of,”Faiths & Globalisation Initiative.” I find this very disturbing… the position of politically motivated people heading groups that speak of faith, directed by a world governing party. Notice the co-mutual [equal] emphasis given here, for christians an insult and for Islam a hand up… a stage on the world agenda to unfold before our eyes. It is the Middle East that has seen the rise of the most violence, with persecution of christians being given numbers to rise… [supplied by The Voice of the Martyrs] and hatred toward Israel more prevalent. Despite the best of intentions [the open declarations of those to abide stating Human Rights should exist] or if the intentions are believed to be true and real at all, peace has not been enforced or empowered by those of the UN (with the UDHR/ Universal Declaration of Human Rights) or any other group- even the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam.
Those on the world stage see this as the goal, to end this strife once and for all. See the topic here, with a publication on this very topic, called,”Culture and Conflict in Global Perspective.” Also, the UN seems to coincide with the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] Staff, and here is a topical page on “Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights.” Even with all this stated and confessed to… persecution still exists and Islam continues toward world domination without constraint. Just look at the controversy caused by the very recent deal with Iran, one that does nothing to impede the capabilities of nuclear arms or nuclear weaponry [is peace the goal (?)] or free three Americans being held there while we pay for Humanitarian Aid- Pastor Saeed Abedini held for his belief in Jesus Christ.
Some would set the guidelines in stone, like a modern day Stonehenge, as are found in Georgia today. They have been called the Georgia Guide Stones, and the question is left by whom and for what purpose? Is this clearly a time of change man has reached… thinking on nothing more than to revert to the old ways of feudal systems of control over others of humanity? How Roman must we become to maintain the pluralism that City/State honored? To keep freedom we must respect it… don’t we?
To matters of question or to plans man has for man, the convergence of many varied patterns we see happening at once is clear indication to the day at hand- a day to know the torrent of: technologically produced informations floods us, to control it is causing a frenzy, confusion is the result of being inundated by it and many are quite satisfied by its reaction to it. The assaults to mind and spirit will continue, even worsen, as the age of man draws to a close. Does this mean we should not care… it is the opposite result we must seek here- to remain busy for the Kingdom of God; which calls upon us to be diligent to His work He calls us to do. Most of all… fear not what man can do to you.
On May 1st, 2013, I had this writing of Revelation on this topic found here. I see the coming antagonism (intensifying hatred and persecution of christians) as but a precursor to the last face off mankind will see coming from humanity itself. This sets the stage for the antichrist to propose peace as a goal to be achieved [and he will do it] but he will also break the peace half way through- to last a length of three and a half years [of the final seven mentioned in Revelation- as the Great Tribulation].
We have come a long way in the journey first begun by the Pilgrims, those that settled in America, the very first roots of christianity in the US. It would do us all a bit of good to stop and see where we came from this Thanksgiving Day, the 28th of November, 2013, being so far removed from what was common then. For this to be possible, please look here for the “Mayflower Compact.”
Distance from the beginning of anything would steal the truest intent of what was understood [known]… even our relationship to God [as from humanity itself] has suffered and grieved. If there is anything to be understood as important today it is that we should focus like a laser beam on God Himself, there have always been distractions of a controlling nature for mankind in any era. Place your heart in God’s hands… your faith will not be disappointed. There could be nothing worse than to grieve the heart of God [how we would treat our fellow man for what he would believe], wouldn’t you agree? I hope you do! (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,
P.S. I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Day… or at least the chance to be thankful for those you love and the time you share with them. Friends… this is the best treasure anyone could hope for as we continue to live!