Category Archives: House of the Nazarene’s Posts

House of the Nazarene’s Posts, Research News and Studies, articles and information. Brings news about the latest discoveries and research projects covering topics from the Bible that is relevant, posted weekly.

God’s Covenants And Promises Is One Of The Most Important Concepts And Central Themes Found In The Bible

God’s Covenants And Promises Is One Of The Most Important Concepts And Central Themes Found In The Bible! The Promises Of God, in an unconditional covenant means God will fulfill it in His time. We will look at five covenants. They are: Implied Covenant with Adam, Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, The Mosaic Covenant, and The New Covenant, or The Covenant Of Christ.

“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:33 (KJV)
Western cultures are familiar with the idea of blood brothers, but they are often not so familiar with the concept of a blood covenant, which is significant in much of the world.
Covenant is also one of the most important concepts and central themes found in the Bible. The Hebrew word for covenant is brit, which appears 284 times in the Tanakh (Old Testament). (Strong’s) This word implies pact, contract, treaty or agreement between two parties and is likely derived from the Hebrew verb barah, which means to cut. This Hebrew root brings to mind the Covenant of the Pieces (Brit bein HaBetarim or Covenant Between the Parts) in which the smoking firepot and blazing torch passed between the halves of the heifer, goat, and ram that Abraham cut when God promised him the Land, providing its physical dimensions:
“And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates….” Genesis 15:17–18 (KJV)
“And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof.” Jeremiah 34:18 (KJV)
Because the physical dimensions of the Land are provided in this covenant, there can be no over-spiritualizing its meaning into some otherworldly spiritual realm, as some religions and people have said.
The word brit (covenant) carries a connotation of the shedding of blood. This is nothing unusual, even from the earliest of times, covenant agreements were often ratified by animal sacrifice or an exchange of blood. Such a covenant is so binding that to break it would result in the death of the person who broke it and often the family as well.
Abraham, therefore, was following an ancient custom when he cut the three animals in two and placed them in such a way that the blood formed a pathway. The two parties entering into this covenant would walk through the blood to confirm a covenant in which each party could lay claim to all the possessions of the other party. But in the case of this covenant, only the smoking, burning Presence (a manifestation of God that is reminiscent of the pillar of fire that guided the Israelites through the wilderness centuries later) walked through the blood.
Why?  Only God could establish this everlasting covenant, and the responsibility for maintaining it fell solely upon Him.
This was no mere contract that could be voided. It was an unconditional and eternal trust. This covenant is often referred to as the Abrahamic Covenant.
Implied Covenants in the Garden of Eden
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”  Genesis 3:21 (KJV)
The first covenant between man and God was made with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is clear that something cataclysmic occurred to Adam and Eve after the sin. After eating from the Tree of Knowledge, Adam and his wife, now realizing they were naked, made fig leaves a type of clothing to cover themselves. Now a reason for the necessity of new garments after the sin is a dramatic shift occurred in the relationship between God and Adam after the eating from the Tree of Knowledge. According to this understanding, the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge and man’s subsequent banishment from the Garden of Eden changed the original “game plan” of God. Eternal life without illness and death would now be replaced by a different type of life for Adam and his wife, which is pain and misery, trials and tribulations, and hard work and thorns. Because of this sin the entire world was cursed, and sin needed to be paid for by blood and by the Son of God.
Though Genesis does not use the word covenant in regards to God’s conditional promises made to Adam, the prophet Hosea does refer to it as a covenant:
“As at Adam, they have broken the covenant, they were unfaithful to Me there.” Hosea 6:7 (NIV)
Hosea seems to be speaking of God’s commands when he placed Adam in Gan Eden (Garden of Eden) to care for it:
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17 (KJV)
Some say the devil or the serpent didn’t lie when Adam and Eve didn’t die when they broke God’s law. It’s true they didn’t physically die. However God meant their spirit selves would die, and they did, hence we needed Jesus death for our spirits to be reborn.
Perhaps the earliest example of a blood covenant can be traced to the time in the Garden when animals were first killed to provide clothing for Adam and Eve.
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21 (KJV)
This was the second covenant that God made with them. Because Eve, and then Adam, succumbed to the temptation of the serpent, their connection with God was severed.  They realized they were naked and tried to weave a garment of fig leaves to cover their shame. In response, God promised to give the Messiah who would come to destroy the work of the serpent and restore the relationship between humankind and God. The promise is worded in such a way as to infer that God would be intimately involved in the person of this promised Redeemer:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”  Genesis 3:15 (KJV)
What followed is considered by some to be an implied covenant, the shedding of innocent blood (of animals) to provide a covering (not only of their nakedness but also their transgression) that was necessary as a result of their sin.
Noahic Covenant
“And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you. And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you, from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” Genesis 9:8–11 (KJV)
The first covenant explicitly spoken of in the Bible is the covenant God made after the flood destroyed the earth. It is unique in that God made it with all of humankind, and through this covenant, all of humanity is still in a covenant with God in which people are not permitted to eat blood or to commit murder.
“But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require, at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God made he man.” Genesis 9:4–6 (KJV)
Also in this covenant, God promised to never again destroy the earth through a flood as he had during Noah’s time. The sign that God gave Noah to seal this covenant is the rainbow. (So, using God’s covenant seal for gay pride is a lie from the devil!)

“And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud, and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.” Genesis 9:12–17 (KJV)

God mentions bow three times. Do you see how any other use of  God’s covenant seal is mocking God Almighty?
Abrahamic Covenant
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:7–8 (KJV)
In the Abrahamic Covenant, God promises Abraham the Land of Israel, descendants, and blessings.

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee, and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:1–3 (KJV)

Understanding the Abrahamic Covenant is extremely important, since it governs God’s unique relationship with Israel as well as His relationship with the nations. or more importantly said, with Christians.
Each of the three aspects of the Abrahamic Covenant land, descendants, and blessing form a basis for three other covenants:
  • God’s promise of land is expanded with the Land Covenant (Deuteronomy Chapters 29 and 30).
“In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.” Deuteronomy 30:16 (KJV)
  • God’s promise of descendants is expanded with the Davidic Covenant and its promise of the coming King Messiah (2 Samuel 7:11–16; 1 Chronicles 17:10–14).
“But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and His throne shall be established for evermore.” 1 Chronicles 17:14 (KJV)
  • God’s promise of blessing is expanded through the New Covenant.
“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:33–34 (KJV)
As an eternal sign of His covenant with Abraham, God gave him the Brit Milah (Covenant of Circumcision).

“And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.” Genesis 17:9–14 (KJV)

The Brit Milah takes place with every Jewish male infant on the eighth day after birth. This rite of circumcision is the vehicle through which every generation is able to enter into the covenant formed between God and Abraham. Did Jesus follow this ritual or God’s command? Yes He did, thereby fulfilling the law for us.
The Mosaic Covenant
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people, for all the earth is mine. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”  Exodus 19:5–6 (KJV)
When God cut the Covenant of the Pieces with Abraham, He told Abraham that his descendants would be 400 years in a country that was not their own. The Mosaic Covenant is the covenant that God made with the Israelites (Abraham’s descendants) at the end of this 400 year period, after He saved them from slavery in Egypt. In this covenant, God separated the Israelites from the nations, making them a light for those nations, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation that serves the One True covenant-keeping God. He gave His law to the Jewish People through Moses on Mount Sinai, laws that govern morality, the sacrificial system, the priesthood, and civil life. To violate any one of these laws is to violate the Law as a whole. While the Abrahamic Covenant is unconditional, the Mosaic Covenant is conditional.
If Israel is obedient to this covenant, they will experience the blessings of this covenant, but if they are disobedient, they will experience its curses. The blessings and curses that are associated with this conditional covenant are detailed in Deuteronomy 28. This covenant reveals the absolute holiness of God and the sinfulness of mankind. It is a continuous reminder to the Jewish People, indeed, all the nations, of our need for the Redeemer, the promised Messiah. As with other covenants, blood is involved. When Moses ratified the covenant with the Israelites, he sacrificed young bulls:
“And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.’” Exodus 24:8 (KJV)
Furthermore, the covenant has a sacrificial system that provides a means of entering the presence of the righteous and holy God. This system also provides coverings (atonements) for the sins of the people of Israel. While circumcision is the sign of the Abrahamic Covenant, the Sabbath can be considered the sign of the Mosaic Covenant. However notice it is Only to the children of Israel!

“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore, for it is holy unto you, every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death, for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done, but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord, whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever, for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” Exodus 31:12-18 (KJV)

Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

The New Covenant

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV)
The New Covenant, which is a term that is only explicitly used once in the Tanakh (Old Testament) in Jeremiah 31:31–34, is founded on covenant promises that came before it. It fulfills the promise that God made in the Garden to Adam, that One would come to crush the serpent’s head (Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8; Colossians 2:15; Romans 16:20) and restore an intimate relationship with the Holy God. This promised One came through Abraham’s lineage under the Abrahamic Covenant. Jeremiah states that the New Covenant will not be like the Mosaic Covenant of law that God made with the Israelites when He brought them out of Egypt, which they broke. It is an unconditional covenant of grace given to Israel that is capable of transforming people from the inside out so that God’s laws are internalized and written on the heart, one in which His people can draw close to Him.
The New Covenant was ratified through Messiah’s sacrificial death on the Roman execution stake, and by the power of God, raised this same Christ from the dead.
Whereas we were unable to keep the Mosaic Covenant, continually turning away from God and suffering the consequences, in the New Covenant, Yeshua alone has the ability to save those who put their faith in Him, this salvation cannot be attained by good works or by keeping the law or by anything other than faith in Him. Moreover, He has provided the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) to empower Believers to keep the covenant and receive an eternal inheritance.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8–9 (KJV)
Many have argued for and against that the New Covenant abolishes or replaces the Mosaic Covenant, but Yeshua said this was not so, He said He came to fulfil the law, which He did, and only He could do for we could not:
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Matthew 5:17–19 (KJV)
Those who put their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) are grafted into the olive tree of Israel.
“And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree.” Romans 11:17 (KJV)
The New Covenant also does not end the Abrahamic Covenant, it is a measure for carrying out the blessings purposed in it. In fulfillment of the blessings that the Abrahamic Covenant would bring to the nations.
“That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:14 (KJV)
After all, God promised Abraham that he would be “the father of many nations.”

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God, walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham, for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.” Genesis 17:1-6 (KJV)

Through the New Covenant, God has brought all the pieces together that are necessary for the realization of the coming Kingdom that Yeshua promised. And when Yeshua returns, the full power of the New Covenant will be seen both in Israel and around the world.
“And David my servant shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd, they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever, and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.” Ezekiel 37:24–25 (KJV)

What? Now what does this mean do we need to follow the Mosaic laws or not? State it plainly!

Although the New Testament cites many individual Old Testament laws as valid, it does not specify a general category as permanently valid. However, when it declares laws obsolete, it uses large categories. In Acts 15, it is “the Law of Moses.” In 1 Corinthians 9:20, it is “the law.” In Galatians 3:17, it is “the law” that came 430 years after Abraham, that is, at the time of Moses. In Ephesians 2:15 it is “the law with its commandments and ordinances,” the law that separated Jews from Gentiles. In Hebrews 8:13 it is the Sinai covenant. Although various terms are used, there is a consistency in what is meant. A large category of law is being declared obsolete. That does not mean that every command within the category is obsolete, but the package itself is.

What is the New Testament explanation for this significant change in divinely given laws? It is a change in covenants, or the agreements between God and humanity.

Why should the death of Christ cause God-given laws to become outdated? The Bible gives a simple explanation: Christ brought a new covenant. The book of Hebrews makes this clear in chapters 7 to 10. Although the focus in Hebrews is on the ceremonial laws relevant to the priesthood, the conclusion is more broadly stated, it is the covenant itself that is obsolete (8:13). A new covenant has replaced the Sinai-Moses covenant. The new covenant has some similarities to the old, but it is a new covenant.

Hebrews uses strong terms, laws are set aside, changed, abrogated, abolished, because one covenant has ended and another has begun. Of course, since the old and the new covenants were given by the same God, we should expect some similarities. We should expect moral laws to be found in both covenants. It should be no surprise that laws against adultery, which existed before Abraham, should also be included in the Sinai covenant, a later and larger package of laws. But we accept those laws as valid today not because they were given to Moses (the fact that a law was given to Moses does not automatically make it valid), but for other reasons.

Paul tells us that the Law of Moses was a temporary addition to the Abrahamic promises (Galatians 3:16-25). The Sinai covenant, which includes civil laws and ceremonial laws, was designed to come to an end when Christ came. The Scriptures are not annulled, of course, but the laws there are no longer binding, because of the action of Christ.

This is also brought out especially clearly in the book of Galatians, chapters 3 and 4.

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts

LGBTQ Zealots Praise Disney Nursery School Cartoon That Is Written By and Featuring Lesbian Moms

Doc McStuffins (also known as Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital in the fourth season) is an American-Irish animated children’s television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a girl who can “fix” toys, with help from her toy friends. It features songs written and composed by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis.

Disney Junior’s popular television show for preschoolers, Doc McStuffins, has drawn praise from LGBT advocates for airing an episode that features two lesbian doll moms voiced by lesbian actors.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:26 (KJV)

When I first began to report, about two years ago, that Walk Disney was getting ready to become a major voice for indoctrinating children with the LGBTQ agenda, I was roundly booed and jeered, by Christians, who thought I was “off my rocker” and awash in conspiracy theory. But as you can see, the reality is in 2017 that Walk Disney is using their vast media empire to advance LGBTQ doctrine to 4 year olds. Me being “off my rocker” may be a debatable point, but I was right about Disney. Enjoy the mouse droppings.

The show, now in its fourth season, is about a little girl who hopes to be a doctor and fixes dolls and stuffed animals in her home clinic with the assistance of her friends.

In the episode titled “The Emergency Plan,” the two doll moms, voiced by Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi, are faced with an “earthquake” that causes the doll family to be separated. Doc McStuffins then assists them with making an emergency plan.

Thanks to @DisneyChannel for breaking new ground this morning with #DocMcStuffins, ft. 2 moms: https://t.co/1MBvY2chhh #lgbtq #LoveIsLove

— Zeke Stokes (@zekestokes) August 5, 2017

The episode aired on the Disney Channel on August 5 and on Disney Junior on August 6.

“My kids watch – they watch the show,” Sykes says in an interview in the show’s promotional video. “In this episode, they see a family that looks like our family. We’re two moms and we have a boy and a girl, two kids, and it’s going to be very exciting for them to see our family represented. We’re a family, and families stick together.”

Zeke Stokes, vice president of programs at gay rights media advocacy organization GLAAD, praised Disney for “breaking new ground” and “teaching valuable family lessons.”

The series’ creator and executive producer, Stokes observes, is Chris Nee, a lesbian mother.

So proud to be in this episode. Love is love! #Docmcstuffins https://t.co/WmvWXURnZE

— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) August 5, 2017

“I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities, said Nee, who also wrote “The Emergency Plan.” “As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville.”

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis also praised Disney for reflecting “the real world.”

“Children like mine deserve the chance to see their families reflected on TV, and this episode does just that in a beautiful and positive way,” Ellis said, adding that “many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents” will “celebrate this story.”

Lifesite News notes Nee’s 2012 interview with AfterEllen.com, in which the show’s creator said she was “definitely” planning to include gay storylines in Doc McStuffins:

My son [Theo] has two moms and it’s a huge part of my life as a human being and it’s been an incredible part of the way that I see the world and the way I see characters and the way I want to create characters who are incredibly accepting of each other and whatever is happening in their life. I think that I work very hard on creating the family of friends. I like to create a world that’s a world of friends who are just extraordinary at supporting each other in whatever they’ve doing — my own biological family is an amazing family but I think that classic story of gay kids is that you end up creating that family of friends and that’s always reflected in my work.

Nee added that she has been “incredibly surprised by how supportive Disney has been in the process of looking for press for this show.”

“I’ve never been anything but accepted in the world of writing kids’ TV but I was surprised that Disney has been so beyond willing and excited to sort of publicize this part of my life and this part of who I am,” she said.

Doc McStuffins, Looks innocent Right? Wrong!

Disney featured an “exclusively gay moment” in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast released earlier this year, described the film’s director Bill Condon.

Condon told Attitude magazine that the character LeFou (Josh Gad), “wants to kiss Gaston (Luke Evans),” in what “is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

Later, however, the director said his controversial comments became wildly exaggerated. “Because it’s just this — it’s part of just what we had fun with,” Condon said. “I love the way it plays pure when people don’t know and it comes as a nice surprise.”

Now Listen, Walt Disney was a devout Christian and tried to make his namesake company into a happy innocent place for children. This is beyond shameful for political activists to ruin his good name peddling homosexuality to children the way they are!

Indeed, homosexual marriage is a crime against humanity because it represents an attack on the most fundamental of all human rights; the right of children to their parents, grandparents and siblings. The left is at war with children and conducting genocide against All of the Christian society.

But there is more. All nations with homosexual marriage will either become Islamic (which will abolish homosexual marriage) or be completely wiped clean off the face of the Earth. The time scale is less than one human lifetime from the instigation of the Abomination. And the clock is ticking. .The tragic truth is that any society that has become so corrupt and Evil that it equates marriage with homosexuality does not justify further existence. It needs to be completely destroyed. It is the only way to cure the Abomination, remember the time of Noah? Oh and Sodom and Gomorrah?

Two women who are a couple can’t create life. Two men who are a couple also can’t create life. A man and woman create life. The goal should be to teach wholesome family values, rather than to indoctrinate preschoolers in a narrow set of political beliefs!

The Enemy comes only to Steal, Kill and Destroy!

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What’s Happening in the World?

In One Cataclysmic Moment For Those Left Behind, Grace And The Bible Become Closed

In One Cataclysmic Moment For Those Left Behind, Grace And The Bible Become Closed. Listen! Just One Minute After The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Church, The Bible Becomes A Closed Book For Those Who Are Left Behind!

Some Teach that the Church will Endure the Tribulation. Will the rapture occur pretribulational (pretrib), midtribulational, (midtrib), posttribulational, (posttrib), or pre-wrath? The three primary views are pre-tribulational (the rapture occurs before the tribulation), mid-tribulational (the rapture occurs at or near the mid-point of the tribulation), and post-tribulational (the rapture occurs at the end of the tribulation). A fourth view, commonly known as pre-wrath, is a slight modification of the mid-tribulational position.

One minute after the Pretribulation Rapture takes place, a worldwide famine will instantly transpire. It won’t be a famine of food, it will be a famine of not being able to have the word of God.

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.” Amos 8:11-13 (KJV)

The Bible doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture is so entrenched in Scripture that it’s not only in the New Testament, it’s also in the Old Testament as well. Enoch, living before both the Flood of Noah and before the Law of Moses is a type of a Christian who never sees death and is translated directly to Heaven in his own private rapture. In Song of Solomon 2:8-10 (KJV), we read the glorious story of the Bride, a type of the Church, being called “up and away” by her Beloved, who is “looking down” through the lattice work from up above.

But one minute after this amazing event takes place, a worldwide famine will instantly transpire. It won’t be a famine of food, it will be a famine of not being able to have the word of God. Those are the verses we quoted at the very top of this article. Go back and read them again, and let it sink it.

Amos is one of my favorite OT prophets, God gives him an amazing set of revelations and visions. Historically, Amos was a peer with Hosea, and he came after Joel. He prophesied judgment on Israel at the hands of the Assyrian army, which absolutely came to pass. But if all Amos has to say was simply an accounting of God judging Israel, it would have limited application for us today. But the prophecy of Amos, like most prophecy, has a double application. It applied to the Israel then, and it will apply to Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble, after the Rapture of the Church.

We did an article entitled “The Book Of Amos Reveals Amazing Insight Into The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble And The Battle Of Armageddon“, and it would behoove you to take a moment and read it now if you have not already done so. Today, I want to bring to your attention another aspect of what life in the time of Jacob’s trouble will be like.

And it’s not a pretty picture.

One minute after the Rapture of the Church takes place, the entire Body of Christ is removed from off the Earth and taken to meet Jesus in the clouds, as we see here:

“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (KJV)

Comforting words indeed, for us, but what about for those left behind?

After the Church is removed, the Bible becomes a closed Book. I say this because even though the world will still be filled with Bibles, physically, there will not remain even one person anywhere on the globe who can understand it. No one. The unsaved or “natural man” is not capable of understanding God’s word because they don’t have the Holy Spirit in them.

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)

IF YOU’RE LEFT BEHIND AFTER THE PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH, YOU MAY NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET SAVED!

The God-approved method of unsaved sinners getting saved and learning the Bible has always been through the ministry of already saved Christians who know the Bible. We see this illustrated beautifully in Acts 8 with the salvation of the Ethiopian eunuch.

“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:…Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” Acts 8:30-32,35 (KJV)

The eunuch has Phillip sent to him by God for Bible study, but one minute after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, all the ‘Phillips’ will be gone. Movies like Left Behind and others like to show people who, after realizing their loved ones were taken in the Rapture, picking up theirs Bibles to read them and get saved. But how can they do that if there are no more saved Christians in the world to teach them the Bible? Not only that, Paul says that people who reject the gospel of the grace of God in the days before the Rapture of the Church get tagged with the “strong delusion” so they believe the lie of Antichrist instead of the truth. Don’t believe me? Read it:

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 (KJV)

See that? The people left behind are boxed in on all sides. They can’t understand the Bible, there are no Christians to witness to them, and God sends them a strong delusion to guarantee they will fall for a lie.

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.” Amos 8:11-13 (KJV)

This is the famine for hearing the word of God that Amos saw, and it is truly terrifying.

My soul thrills whenever I think about the coming Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, and what a glorious moment that shall be. But when I think about what life will be like for those left behind, it becomes heartbreaking to contemplate. Imagine people’s very souls drying up because there won’t be any nourishment from the Bible to feed them, and worse, there won’t even be the chance that they will somehow “figure it out”.

God in His mercy sends the 144,000 Witnesses to teach and preach the Bible one last time, and to open people’s eyes to the truth one last time. But oh, at what a price does it finally come. You have to successfully resist taking the Mark, resist worshipping the image or name of the Antichrist, and if you are found with a Bible you are put to death immediately. Whew! No thank you, please have me excused from that mess.

Job, a type of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble, said that the word of God was more than his “necessary food” in Job 23:12 (KJV).

Now two things more I would like to say, one is if your reading this to this point thank you! You are showing that your a true student of the Bible! Second is, I asked a question at the start of this article, are you able to, and can you answer it for sure now?

Feast on it while you still can.

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts

The Number 40

The number 40 is significant in the Bible as it is the number of testing, preparation and leadership, as well as the harbinger of something new.

Why were the spies scouting the land of Canaan for 40 days?  Why not 30 or 7?

God instructed Moses to send one chieftain from each of the 12 tribes of Israel to scout out the land of Canaan.  Among the spies were Caleb, son of Jephunneh from the Tribe of Judah and Hosea (Hoshea), son of Nun from the Tribe of Ephraim.  Later, Moses changed Hosea’s name to Joshua.
When Moses sent out the spies, it was the season of the first ripe grapes.  They were to go in with courage and bring back a sample of the fruit of the Land.  They were also to assess the characteristics of the inhabitants, the fortification of the cities, and the existence of any trees.
After 40 days, they returned with a cluster of grapes from the Valley of Eshkol (cluster), which was so bountiful that they had to tie the cluster to a pole and carry it on their shoulders.  Here in Israel, the grapes will begin to ripen around mid-July in the heat of summer.  So it is likely that the spies went into the Promised Land around the end of July.
The number 40 is significant in the Bible as it is the number of testing, preparation and leadership, as well as the harbinger of something new.  (Jewish Wisdom in the Numbers)
We see this pattern many times in the Scriptures:
  • In a dramatic new beginning, rain fell for 40 days and nights during the Flood before the waters stopped and the world was repopulated. (Genesis 7:4)
  • Moses lived in Egypt for 40 years, was prepared for leadership in Midian for 40 years, and finally led the children of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years as a new nation.
  • Moses fasted on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights before he went down the mountain with the Ten Commandments. (Twice)
“Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water.  And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant — the Ten Commandments.”  (Exodus 34:28)
  • Goliath challenged the Israelites twice a day for 40 days before David defeated him, which began a great following by the people.  (1 Samuel 17:16)
  • Yeshua was tested by the devil in the wilderness for 40 days before He began His public ministry.
“Then Yeshua was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.  Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’”  (Matthew 4:1–3)
  • The period from the resurrection of Yeshua to His ascension was 40 days, a period of preparing the disciples for the work that lay ahead. (Acts 1:3)
10 Spies Inspire Fear Rather Than Faith
“There we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”  (Numbers 13:33)
After 40 days, all 12 spies essentially testified to the entire Israelite community and Moses that the land “does flow with milk and honey!” just as God had promised. (Numbers 13:27)
Despite that, they also saw that the cities were fortified and that giants lived in the Land.
Rather than focusing on the great fruitfulness of the Land, they focused, instead, on the great size of the inhabitants in contrast to their own smallness.
Because of Moses’ intercession and appeal to God’s reputation and merciful nature, God relented from completely destroying the entire nation of Israel; nevertheless, He decreed judgment on those who refused to trust in God the way Joshua and Caleb trusted in God.
“I have forgiven them, as you asked.  Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the LORD fills the whole earth, not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times — not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors.
No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.  But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.”  (Numbers 14:20–24) 
The entire generation (ages 20 and up) who had just been counted in the census would not enter the Promised Land they so feared.  instead, they would die in the wilderness; that is, all but Joshua and Caleb would live to enter the Land.
What lessons can we learn from this account of Israel in the wilderness?
First, we need to be people of faith, seeing ourselves as sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords — and not tiny grasshoppers to be crushed under some giant’s foot.  We need to believe that no matter what challenge we face today, we are “well able to overcome it” with God’s help.
This is the kind of faith that pleases God.  Without it, it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6) 
Second, as people of faith, we need to guard our speech and speak forth faith-filled words.
Why did the whole community of Israel die in the wilderness?  They reaped the fruit of their faithless, fearful words.
The people said many times, “We will surely die in this wilderness,” and God allowed them to speak their own future into existence.
“Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you:  The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.”  (Numbers 14:28–29)
For each of the 40 days that the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, the Israelites would wander in the wilderness a year until that generation died—40 years.  Only Joshua and Caleb, who had a different spirit and wholly trusted in the Lord would enter the Promised Land along with the next generation.
“According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.  I the LORD have spoken this.  I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’”  (Numbers 14:34–35) 
Third, we need to repent of our unbelief and begin trusting in God or else we cannot move forward.  And sometimes, our lack of faith may prevent us from moving forward in a particular area even after we repent.
The Israelites were suddenly remorseful for their behavior and gathered up the courage to go up and take the Land, but it was too late.
Moses warned them, “Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies,” but they rebelled again, went up in presumption and were, therefore, defeated by the Amalekites and Canaanites.
Also, the ten spies who had brought back the evil report of the Land were struck down by the Lord in a plague; but Joshua and Caleb were left alive.
God had rendered His final decision; they were now “not able,” just as they had spoken over themselves.
Fourth, we should be a humble people given to intercession for others — from family members to complete strangers.  May we all be like Moses, who pleaded for mercy on behalf of his people.
Our faith matters to God!
The Word of God says that the power of life and death is in our tongues and we shall, in a sense, eat our words.  (Proverbs 18:21)
Yeshua said that it is by our words that we will be acquitted and by our words we will be condemned.  (Matthew 12:37)
May we be careful and deliberate in the words that we speak over ourselves and others, since faith comes by hearing.
May our words and actions be a testimony of the goodness and greatness of the God of Israel, and may we take hold of His promises by faith.
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  (Psalm 19:14)
As Abraham’s faith moved Him forward into the role of the Patriarch of the Chosen People and recipient of the covenant, so did Joshua’s faith move him forward into his role of a leader who, with God’s help, was “well able to overcome” all the obstacles before him and take possession of the Promised Land.
In this Haftarah, Joshua sends out two of his own spies into Jericho, in preparation for battle.
Although Jericho is a well-fortified city with a well-equipped army and great walls surrounding it, the spies tell Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.”  (Joshua 2:24)
Now in the land that their parents so feared, the next generation of Israelites witness God move and have great faith, being “fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.  (Romans 4:21)
May we be fully convinced of that truth as well!
Now we have seen how God has used the number 40 let’s put together what it means shall we?

Mentioning 146 times in Scripture, the number 40 generally symbolizes a period of testing, trial or probation. During Moses’ life he lived forty years in Egypt and forty years in the desert before God selected him to lead his people out of slavery. Moses was also on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights, on two separate occasions (Exodus 24:18, 34:1 – 28), receiving God’s laws. He also sent spies, for forty days, to investigate the land God promised the Israelites as an inheritance (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).

The prophet Jonah powerfully warned ancient Nineveh, for forty days, that its destruction would come because of its many sins. The prophet Ezekiel laid on His right side for 40 days to symbolize Judah’s sins (Ezekiel 4:6). Elijah went 40 days without food or water at Mount Horeb. Jesus was tempted by the devil not just three times, but MANY times during the 40 days and nights he fasted just before his ministry began. He also appeared to his disciples and others for 40 days after his resurrection from the dead.

The number forty can also represent a generation of man. Because of their sins after leaving Egypt, God swore that the generation of Israelites who left Egyptian bondage would not enter their inheritance in Canaan (Deuteronomy 1). The children of Israel were punished by wandering the wilderness for 40 years before a new generation was allowed to possess the promised land. Jesus, just days before his crucifixion, prophesied the total destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:1 – 2, Mark 13:1 – 2). Forty years after his crucifixion in 30 A.D., the mighty Roman Empire destroyed the city and burned its beloved temple to the ground.

Appearances of the number forty

The book of Exodus, with its 40 chapters and 1,213 verses, is the seventh longest book. The longest is the Psalms.

From the time they entered the promised land, to the time of King Saul, Israel was sporadically governed by a number of individuals known as Judges. Though they did not rule like a king, they nevertheless had a tremendous influence on the people, as they represented God and were inspired to execute his will. Judges who served 40 years include Othniel, Deborah and Barak, Eli and Gideon.

The first three human kings over the children of Israel, Saul, David and Solomon, each ruled for forty years (1050 to 930 B.C.). After the united kingdom split into two separate pieces, King Joash served forty years as one of Judah’s better kings.

Abraham tried to bargain with God to NOT destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if forty righteous people were found (Genesis 18:29). Both Isaac and Esau were forty years old when they were first married (Genesis 25:20, 26:34).

God flooded the earth by having it rain for forty days and nights (Genesis 7:12). After the patriarch Jacob (Israel) died in Egypt, the Egyptians spent forty days embalming his body (Genesis 50:3).

How does the number 40 relate to humility?

God allowed the ancient Israelites, from time to time, to be harassed and dominated by certain enemies in order to chastise and humble them for their sins. The Philistine’s, in the southern and western parts of Israel’s land, harassed them from 1105 to 1065 B.C. God’s resolution to the harassment was Samson (see Judges 13:1, 1Samuel 7:13, 15 – 17).

Additional info on the Biblical Meaning of 40

The Bible was written by forty different people. Those called of God NOW are under probation, or judgment, based on how they live by every word of God.

So Please come to Jesus Christ before Your time is up!

Leave a comment

Filed under God's Usage of Numbers, House of the Nazarene's Posts

TRANSGENDERED

TRANSGENDERED, transgenderism, or transgender the question remains is there more choices of chromosomes than XX or XY, is there only X or only Y is that possible?

Ask any 3 year old. They will tell you there are boys and girls.

There is NO such thing as TRANSGENDERED. People seem to think a penis or a vagina solely determines your gender. Well wake up people because Chromosomes also determine your gender. Granted their are doctors who can hack up your genitalia to make it look like the opposite gender and hormones can help some appear to be the opposite gender. However there is No doctor or ANY scientists that can change your CHROMOSOMES!!!!!! Ergo whatever chromosomes you were BORN with you will DIE with they CAN NOT be changed so that gender changing idea is nonsense. You have simply put on a sort of permanent costume to appear to be another gender. Sorry but that is the truth.

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Romans 1:25-31 (KJV)
God loves all he created,but God did not love Sin

TRANSGENDERED

Ok now they aren’t even satisfied with what they first called themselves! Read on:

““The consensus now seems to be that transgender is better stylistically and grammatically,” DiEdoardo says. “In the same sense, I’m an Italian-American, not an Italianed-American.” The most common objection to the word, says Serano, is that the “ed” makes it sound like “something has been done to us,” as if they weren’t the same person all along. DiEdoardo illustrates this point, hilariously, with a faux voiceover: “One day John Jones was leading a normal, middle-class American life when suddenly he was zapped with a transgender ray!”

Moving away from the “ed”—which sounds like a past-tense, completed verb that marks a distinct time before and a time after— helps move away from some common misconceptions about what it means to be transgender.”

Now to some this may come over as a rant, but it’s not a rant! It’s the signs of the times. Everywhere we read pastors, celebrities and even common folk talking and praising the LGBTQ, (soon to be P and all the rest of the alphabet) as though they should be put in the spotlight, and as if they are the majority of the population. That’s not the case they are a very small minority, however the news has them as a majority in the news constantly, shoving their agenda down our throat. At the start of the article I showed what the Bible says would happen in these end times, and we know the Bible also talked about the times of Sodom and Gomorrah. Listen, we are in those times as well, and it’s as bad as those times, maybe even worst! So, I need to shout from the rooftops this is sin! Period! No sugar coating this anymore. Jesus is coming very soon. What is He going to find you doing when He does return? Is He going to find you at a gay rights assembly holding signs for gay rights? Or will He find you at a gay pride parade holding a rainbow banner?

Your ETERNITY depends on Your answer, for Eternity!

The Rising Tide Of Transgender Millennials, when asked their Sex, some are going with option ‘X’

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What’s Happening in the World?

Who Was Melchizedek? The True Identity Of Melchizedek The King Of Salem As Revealed In The King James Bible

So many have sought the identity of MelchizedekMelchizedek, Melkisetek, or Malki Tzedek is the King of Salem and priest of El Elyon (“God most high”.) The righteous “king of Salem” who is presented in mystery, Melchizedek, will one day rule openly as the King of all the Earth for a thousand literal, actual years from Jerusalem. yet nothing of a definitive nature has ever been forthcoming from their deliberations. The reason for their failure – their stumbling block may be a more apt way of putting it – has always been that single verse to be found in the seventh chapter of the Book of Hebrews, namely, verse 3, which says of him that he was: “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abiding a priest continually.”

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.” Genesis 14:18-20 (KJV)

For some reason, over my years in churches, whenever you brought up the subject of who Melchizedek might be, it always seem to upset people. Most pastors I knew would shy away from the topic because it might cause “controversy”. (oh no, not that!). And come to think of it, I cannot recall a single sermon devoted to who Melchizedek might be.

So I thought it might be both fun and edifying if today we opened the pages of God’s preserved word, the King James Bible, to see if perhaps the LORD might talk to my Lord, and be pleased to reveal to us the true identity of the mysterious Melchizedek. With that, I have already given you Clue #1 as to who Melchizedek is.

The Mysterious King of Salem and Abraham meet

We first meet Melchizedek in the book of Genesis at something called the Battle of the Kings. This where Lot was captured and his uncle Abram (God had not yet changed his name) goes to get him back. I love this passage because you get to see the fire in Abraham, mounting up on horses and calling his army of servant-soldiers together and they go and bring Lot back by military might. This is where things really get interesting.

As Abraham returns from rescuing the wayward Lot, he is met primarily by two kings. First, the king of Sodom, where we get the words sodomite and sodomy from, greet Abraham, and also someone named Melchizedek, who is the king of Salem.

Abraham wants nothing to do with the king of Sodom, and gives him a fairly harsh rebuke. But shockingly, Abraham, upon meeting Melchizedek, pays him tithes of all he had. For further light on this, the story goes into detail in the book of Hebrews, as we read here:

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.” Hebrews 7:1-4 (KJV)

As you read the description of Melchisedec (spelling in Hebrews is different because it’s written in Greek), who does this man sound like to you? He has no mother, no father, no ‘beginning of days’ and he is made like unto the ‘Son of God’, Jesus Christ. Sure sounds like Hebrews is describing Jesus to me, right? Well, hold on now. Not so fast.

Hebrews says that Melchisedec is “like unto” the Son of God, it does not say he is the Son of God. For this reason, a lot of pastors I think shy away from preaching about Melchisedec/Melchizedek because, even though he looks a lot like Jesus, and Abram/Abraham pays him tithes like he would pay unto God, the Bible does not expressly say that Melchizedek actually is Jesus Christ. Right?

Boy oh boy, if only there was a verse or two or three, or seven, that plainly said Melchizedek and Jesus Christ were one and the same. Oh wait! (insert sound of screeching brakes here), what about Psalm 110?

Psalm 110, though only 7 verses long, is a marvelously mind-blowing passage for all the scripture it packs into it.

There is so much Bible action happening here, almost don’t know where to start first. So let’s start with verse 1. My King James Bible says that Psalm 11o is a ‘Psalm of David’, so we know who wrote it. It would behoove you to also recall as we start that when Jesus returns at the Second Coming with us on horseback, the Bible says He sits on the ‘throne of David’.

“[[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” Psalm 110:1 (KJV)

In verse 1, we see the fully-capitalized Name of LORD that denotes God the Father, and the capital-L Name of Lord, which denotes God the Son, Jesus Christ. They are talking with each other and having a conversation related to the Battle of Armageddon at the Second Coming.

“The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.” Psalm 110:2,3 (KJV)

For you Bible believers who are ‘rightly dividing’ on a regular basis, this immediately brings to mind the following sister passages connecting this to Jesus Christ.

“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Joel 3:16 (KJV)

“And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.” Amos 1:2 (KJV)

Connecting all these passages proves that it is God the Father and God the Son conversing in Psalm 110, and it also shows you that God the Father and God the Son are one in the same. Both Joel and Amos prophesy regarding the Second Coming, and both refer to Jesus as LORD, a term for God the Father. Blissful harmony.

But what about Melchizedek? Glad you asked. Back to Psalm 110 where we pick up the action here:

“The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4 (KJV)

Here we have God the Father, talking to His Son Jesus, and saying that He Jesus is a high priest “for ever” after the order of Melchizedek. So are we to understand that Jesus is just a high priest in this mysterious priestly line? No, we are not. After all, Jesus came first:

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:15-17 (KJV)

Let’s pause for a moment and remember where we started. Psalm 110 show God the Father discussing the Battle of Armageddon with God the Son, and it is recorded by the king of Israel, David. Let us also remind ourselves how David and Jesus, two kings, are connected in the Millennial Kingdom.

“And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.” Isaiah 16:5 (KJV)

“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:31-33 (KJV)

The throne that Jesus Christ will rule from during the earthly Millennial Kingdom is called the ‘throne of David’. David is a man after ‘God’s own heart’. Jesus will rule the world in righteousness as David ruled Israel.

Psalm 110 gives of a complete picture of God the Father sending God the Son, Jesus, to rule the Earth from the throne of David. David is a witness to this conversation as he writes Psalm 110, prophesying that one Day Jesus, his Lord, will rule from his own throne.

Melchizedek is none other than Jesus Christ, and the “order of Melchizedek” is a holy lineage that connects David and Jesus, and shows us a direct pathway that starts in judgment and war in Genesis 14, and ends in judgment and war in Revelation 19.

Still not convinced? Let’s let Jesus have the last word:

“And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.” Mark 12:35-37 (KJV)

Order of Melchizedek

Jesus Christ sits on the right hand of God right now, and the Day where His enemies are made “his footstool” is the Battle of Armageddon at the Second Coming. And the throne that Jesus is given is the throne of David. And the righteous “king of Salem” who is presented in mystery, Melchizedek, will then rule openly as the King of all the Earth for a thousand literal, actual years from Jerusalem. The day that the King of Peace actually brings peace to the City of Peace, on David’s throne. Complete harmony.

We hope this study is a blessing to you, keep looking up!

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts

All Hell Breaks Out After Muslim Authorities Approve Temple Mount Prayers and Cameras are Removed!

Muslim Authorities Approve Temple Mount Prayers after Cameras Removed, 96 People Injured The Moment The Temple Mount Is Reopened by Thousands of Palestinian Worshipers (I Mean Thousands of Palestinian Rioters!)

Earlier on Thursday, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein, announced that Muslims could return to pray at the holy place for the first time since two Israeli policeman were murdered there.

Muslims rioted on the Temple Mount Thursday evening and hurled rocks at police and the Western Wall plaza, after returning to pray there for the first time in almost two weeks.

Last week, two Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount. So Israel closed the Mount, installed metal detectors, and then reopened. Palestinians went crazy because of the metal detectors. So Israel removes the metal detectors, reopens the Mount, and what happens? Hundreds of Palestinians attack Israeli police, resulting in 96 injuries on both sides. All the Palestinians seem to want to do is riot, kill and loot. That’s all they ever do. They don’t make peace because they don’t want peace. They want war.

Ninety-six people were wounded in clashes with police, according to the Red Crescent. The Muslims had boycotted the site for the last two weeks in protest of heightened security measures there.

Muslim worshipers (Thousands of Palestinian rioters) ascended the Temple Mount with Palestinian flags, in contravention of regulations banning all flags from the site. The thousands of Muslims streamed up to the Temple Mount in the afternoon after the mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Hussein, announced they could return to pray at the holy place. The decision was made following the removal of all metal detectors, security cameras and other infrastructure installed at the entrances to the compound since two policemen were killed there by three Israeli-Arab terrorists two weeks ago.

At least one policeman, who was wounded in the rioting when a rock struck his head, was treated on the scene.

“Police personnel deployed in increased numbers on the Temple Mount, at the gates and entrances to ensure security and order, and will respond harshly to any attempt to breach public order and to harm civilians or police,” the police told the press.

Jerusalem Police commander Asst.-Ch. Yoram Halevy said he expected large numbers of Muslims to attend Friday prayers at al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount, and that he was also expecting attempts to harm police personnel and civilians.

“Do not test us tomorrow, and no one should be surprised if there are injuries on the other side,” he said in a stark message to the Palestinians. “I call on the leadership of the other side to act to calm the atmosphere, and again not to test us tomorrow.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the riots on the Temple Mount that after discussing the issue with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, he ordered heightened numbers of Border Police to bolster the police personnel deployed in Jerusalem.

Following uproar in the Muslim world and fury from Palestinian religious and political leaders, police on Thursday morning removed the recently erected metal detectors and CCTV cameras. The items were originally placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount to prevent more terrorist attacks against Jews and security personnel at the site.

Terrorists have consistently used al-Aksa Mosque as a staging ground for attacks and riots due to the exploitation of an agreement with the Jordanian government barring Israeli officers from entering the mosque.

In a brief statement, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed the developments.

“The metal detectors and cameras that were put into place outside the Temple Mount after the terror attack on the Temple Mount, when two officers were murdered, have been removed and dismantled,” he said, adding that he could not add more details at the time.

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “praised the steadfastness of Jerusalem Muslims and Christians in the face of the Israeli measures against al-Aksa and said their stand was such that the right would prevail and the wrong would pass away.”

PLO executive committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf told The Jerusalem Post that the lifting of the Israeli measures is “a great achievement for the defenders of al-Aksa and for the Palestinian people against all the efforts to solidify the occupation against blessed al-Aksa Mosque.

“All the sons of the Palestinian people are called to come to blessed al-Aksa mosque for prayers,” he said.

The United States said it would not pressure Israel to make security decisions one way or another “for political purposes,” a State Department official said on Thursday. Thus the administration did not ask Israel to remove either metal detectors or cameras from the holy plateau.

Palestinians react as a stun grenade explodes in a street at Jerusalem’s Old city outside the Temple Mount, after Israel removed all security measures it had installed at the compound July 27, 2017

“We continue to monitor that situation very closely,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. “We don’t want to do or say anything that will escalate tensions in the region. We all know it’s a fragile part of the world.”

Nauert said the Trump administration is taking a “long view” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and would remain cautious in its public statements regarding current tensions on the Temple Mount. The president’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, remains in the region for meetings with leadership from both sides, she said.

Oh And BTW,

First it was: “We won’t go to pray [on the Temple Mount] until the metal detectors are removed”

Then: “We won’t go to pray [on the Temple Mount] until the cameras are removed.”

Next it will be: “We won’t go to pray [on the Temple Mount] until the Jews are removed.”

After that: “We won’t go to pray [on the Temple Mount] until all Jews/Israel are annihilated.”

Extortionists Know No Limits!…Just Sayin’

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What’s Happening in the World?

Wisconsin Tech Company Becomes First In United States To Implant Microchips In Employee’s Hand

AND SO IT BEGINS THE MARK OF THE BEAST! Wisconsin Company Three Square Market Becomes First In United States To Implement Implant Microchipping for the Employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants, AND IN THE RIGHT HAND OF ALL PLACES!

Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls-based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will be offering microchips to all their employees. The chips will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger, which will allow employees to pay for food and drinks in the company’s break room, open security doors, and login into their computers without any special cards—or passwords.

“Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.,” Todd Westby, 32M CEO said in a company press release.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

“It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it, “Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.

The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes.

Official press release from 32M:

RIVER FALLS, Wis. – July 20, 2017 – PRLog — Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees on August 1st, 2017. Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.  This program, offered by 32M, is optional for all employees. The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped.  32M is partnering with BioHax International and Jowan Osterland, CEO, based out of Sweden.

Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the same thing using a microchip implanted inside a person’s hand.

“We’ll come up, scan the item,” he explained, while showing how the process will work at an actual break room market kiosk. “We’ll hit pay with a credit card, and it’s asking to swipe my proximity payment now. I’ll hold my hand up, just like my cell phone, and it’ll pay for my product.”

Participating employees will have the chips, which use near field communication (NFC) technology, implanted between their thumb and forefinger.

More than 50 Three Square Market employees are having the devices implanted starting next week. Each chip is about the size of a single grain of rice.

Along with purchasing market kiosk items, employees will be able to use the chip to get into the front door and log onto their computers.

Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. They’re implanted between a person’s thumb and forefinger.  Westby added the data is both encrypted and secure.

“There’s no GPS tracking at all,” he said.

No one who works at Three Square Market is required to get the chip implant.

To that I say: Hahaha! No GPS tracking? but the technology will be imbedded in the chip to readily be turned on! It may not be required at the start, but people will lose their heads in the tribulation period when it does become required, and that’s a certainty in the soon future!

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What's Happening in the World?

Islamic Terrorists Are Ready To Explode Over Israel’s Denial to Remove Metal Detectors

Israel refuses to remove metal detectors and Temple Mount tensions ready to explode. Israeli officials have said they will not remove metal detectors from outside a Jerusalem mosque to stop Islamic terrorists, despite their installation triggering rapidly escalating confrontations with Palestinians. 

Israelis and Palestinians braced for further confrontations in Jerusalem as death toll rises in wake of new security crackdown.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)

Amid a mounting toll of deaths and injuries in the crisis, Israelis and Palestinians are braced for weeks of confrontation, as both sides appeared to dig in to their positions.

In addition to the metal detectors, Israel has also began installing sophisticated security cameras at one of the entrances to the compound housing the al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif and revered by Jews as the Temple Mount.

Security officials told Israeli media the cameras were intended to complement the metal detectors, not replace them.

Despite the remarks – and with Israeli generals warning the violence may spiral – other officials appeared to offer a contradictory message, saying the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was considering alternatives to the walk-through sensors placed at entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque compound after two policemen were shot dead there on 14 July.

Israel refuses to remove metal detectors at Al-Aqsa compound

The mixed signals emerging from the Israeli side have contributed to the sense of confusion driving the crisis, during which Israeli ministers have reportedly overruled warnings from senior security officials about the risk of stoking a widening confrontation with the installation of the devices.

But as Israel’s cabinet met on Sunday with the issue on top of the agenda, Tzachi Hanegbi, the minister for regional development and a senior member of the ruling Likud party, told Army Radio: “They (metal detectors) will remain. The murderers will never tell us how to search the murderers. If they (Palestinians) do not want to enter the mosque, then let them not enter the mosque.”

As other ministers warned of the risk of ‘large scale volatility’, Israel deployed thousands of extra troops to the West Bank.

Pope Francis steps in and calls for deescalation

The UN security council will also hold closed-door talks on Monday about the spiraling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to “urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported”. In his Sunday sermon in St Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis told worshippers he was following “with trepidation the grave tensions and violence” at the holy site as he appealed for ‘moderation and dialogue’.

In a further indication of the hardening of positions, the Muslim authorities that oversee al-Aqsa said they would continue to oppose any new Israeli-imposed measures.

“We stress our absolute rejection of the electronic gates, and of all measures by the Occupation (Israel) that would change the historical and religious status in Jerusalem and its sacred sites, foremost the blessed Aqsa mosque,” the Palestinian grand mufti, the acting Palestinian chief justice and the Jordanian-sponsored Waqf religious trust said in a joint statement.

The issue exploded into more serious violence on Friday, after days of night-time clashes after the metal detectors, installation, which followed the attack on 14 July that killed two Israeli policemen at the entrance to the site by three Israeli Arabs who Israel says smuggled weapons into the compound.

In clashes that have grown in intensity since mass protests on Friday, four Palestinians have been killed in confrontations with Israeli security forces, while a family of three Israeli settlers was stabbed to death by a Palestinian who entered their home in the West Bank citing the issues around the al-Aqsa mosque as his motive

The sheer scale of the risks involved was made clear on Sunday morning when the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas – who has long threatened to end security cooperation with Israel – cancelled a planned security meeting after announcing he was cutting all contacts.

At the centre of the issue has been two competing impetuses. The first has been the politics of Israel’s right/far-right coalition, led by Netanyahu, which, say critics, led his cabinet to ignore warnings from senior security officials when deciding to install the metal detectors.

The second is centered on the profound Palestinian religious, national and cultural sensitivities around the compound.

And at the centre of the violence has been a deadly miscalculation by the Netanyahu government that bridged both issues in which police recommended the installation of the metal detectors in the immediate aftermath of the 14 July attack.

Persuaded by the idea it would play well with rightwing politicians and voters who had had called for Israel to impose further sovereignty over the site, Netanyahu ignored reported warnings from other security officials, including the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, that it could spark bloodshed.

Compounding the error, say critics, Israel also failed to discuss the issue with officials of the waqf – the Jordanian religious institution that administers the compound. On the Palestinian side the issue is visceral.

Captured by Israel in 1967, the site – regarded by most of the international community as “occupied” although claimed by Israel – is seen as a centre of Palestinian national identity that exists above both factional politics and disagreements over strategy.

A unifying idea, its significance as a national symbol is embraced by secular and religious, making it one of the conflict’s most dangerous flashpoints. The location – as commentators on both sides have been quick to point out – triggered the Second Intifada in 2000 after a similar Israeli political misjudgment when then opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the site.

Justifying their suspicions about Israel’s motives, Palestinian religious officials and worshippers have pointed to their past experience over the Ibrahimi mosque-Tomb of the Patriarchs site in northern West Bank city of Hebron where they claim similar measures were used by Israel to control access.

All of which has led to the increasingly stark warnings. “Violence is likely to worsen absent a major policy shift,” said Ofer Zalzberg, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group. “Netanyahu’s mistake was installing the metal detectors without a Muslim interlocutor. It is the coercive character more than the security measure itself that made this unacceptable for Palestinians.” source

Now sooner than later everything written in the Bible as prophesy is going to come true, and we are right now witnessing it in real time! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Jesus come soon!

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What's Happening in the World?

LGBT Cries Foul when Ken Ham’s ‘Ark Encounter’ Exhibit Issues Call For Christians To ‘Reclaim The Rainbow’

I love the mission and message of Mr. Ham, the man behind the world-famous Ark Encounter has decided to reclaim “God’s rainbow”. Ken Ham founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark attraction has announced the massive ark exhibit will be permanently bathed in rainbow lights!

“And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.” Genesis 9:12-17 (KJV)

The LGBT Rainbow is not the same thing as God’s rainbow. For one thing, the LGBT Rainbow only has 6 colors, while God’s rainbow has 7. The number 7 in the Bible is a number that represents God’s completeness. 7 days in the week, 7 whole notes in the musical scale, 7 Churches in Revelation, etc. The number 6, however, is the number of man in general and when tripled the number of Antichrist. So since these two rainbows are so markedly different, there is nothing to take back. But it’s certainly a great object lesson between God’s wonderful creation and man’s miserable corrupt imitation.

“We now have new permanent rainbow lights at the Ark Encounter so all can see that it is God’s rainbow and He determines its meaning in Genesis 6,” Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham announced on Facebook.

“The rainbow is a reminder God will never again judge the wickedness of man with a global Flood—next time the world will be judged by fire,” he said.

Ark Encounter and God’s Rainbow

Noah’s Ark Encounter exhibit wants to take back the rainbow from LGBT

The 500-foot-long ark is the centerpiece of the biblical theme park based in Williamstown, Kentucky. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have toured the replica of Noah’s Ark.

“The Ark is lit permanently at night with a rainbow to remind the world that God owns it and He decreed it’s a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood—Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do at the Ark Encounter,” Ham said.

Critics denounced the decision — accusing him of stealing the rainbow colors from the LGBT community.

“This is Ken Ham’s sad attempt to take back the rainbow symbol from the LGBTQ community,” read a headline in the Orlando Weekly.

“It makes the ark look incredibly gay,” Kentucky Fairness Campaign’s Chris Hartman told USA Today.

In 2016 Ham urged Christians to reclaim the rainbow and teach young people its true meaning:

“The rainbow itself wasn’t designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride or the LGBTQ movement. God created this beautiful, colorful phenomenon and designated it as a sign of His covenant with Noah and his descendants forever.”

“Sadly, people ignore what God intended the rainbow to represent and proudly wave rainbow-colored flags in defiance of God’s command and design for marriage. Because of this, many Christians shy away from using the rainbow colors. But the rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ movement—and will continue to be after that movement has ended. As Christians, we need to take the rainbow back and teach our young people its true meaning.”

It’s interesting that in the bible, God explains that the reason God destroyed the world by flood at the time of Noah is because people were given to much sexual sin including promiscuity and homosexuality and were unrepentant about it. He also destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah by fire for the same reasons. The rainbow promise was God’s promise to man that he would no longer destroy the world by flood. However, in the bible, God also prophesies about the coming judgement and that the coming of Jesus will be “as in the days of Noah” meaning that people will again be rampantly and openly participating in sexual sins and “exchanging the natural use for one another of the same sex.” Today couldn’t be any clearer than that we are living again as in the days of Noah. Judgement is coming soon.

But, the interesting part regarding the rainbow is, of course, why wouldn’t the devil who is full of trickery and deceit and is always turning things upside down and convincing people to call evil good and good evil, pervert the use of God’s symbol which was related to his destruction of man for their sexual sins and use it to champion those sins in the face of God, leading people to raise their fists in utter defiance and mockery of God’s justice and mercy? Of COURSE the LGBTQ soon to add P for pedophile, S for sodomize, F for fornicate, and the rest of the alphabet. (Well, you get the meaning!) Community is doing this,  just like they try to redefine what “marriage” means, what “boy” or “girl” means. Their consciences are seared and they follow the works of darkness blindly. They are lost goats following their god, the devil without even knowing it. It’s actually really sad and hurts my heart for them that they are so deceived by a malevolent devil who seeks after their destruction on a daily basis. May God open their eyes to see, their ears to hear, and their hearts to repent and be saved through Jesus Christ or keep spitting into the face of God and be damned for eternity! source

Leave a comment

Filed under House of the Nazarene's Posts, What's Happening in the World?