Time could be short.
Written by sunwatcher:
Hello fellow hopeful bride of Christ, and a holy kiss to you,
I’m sorry but I don’t actually know who you are or your name. I did not visit your channel, I got your name from a comment you made on another channel. I visit Youtube channels committed to Jesus, not to cause trouble, but to make sure that presentation of His gospel is always aligned with the Truth, and presentations are always as clear as they can be (satan’s distortions of words today are HUGE, and he only needs the very tiniest ‘in’ to grow and grow, cause some confusion, and make someone misstep on the narrow path of salvation).
Very brief intro: I am commanded to overcome my wants in this world in a disciplined (but relatively easy) way, for the purposes of what I do for the Lord. God asked me to actually do the work of an apostle/messenger. I do not have anything in my life but God (and 2 German shepherds and a job volunteering for a charity)…all possessions gone/given away. GOD did this, not me. It was actually a pretty painful trial, with much balking by me when I was undergoing it (because I did not understand what was happening, at the time). It’s obvious why He uses us as He uses us. My state, and my ‘walk’ could be brought to the utmost humility…I could be molded into someone that the Lord could use. I witness to Jesus in public places, face to face (battling extreme shyness) and send this note out to hundreds, also.
I guess you might actually call me something very akin to an apostle in these last days, year 2013 . I was a disciple for 4 years under only God, learning by Him only, and then he told me to ‘go forth’, thus making me the definiton of the word ‘apostle’. I am far removed from the incredibly selfless ways of the apostles who endured stonings, beatings and often had no certain place to lay their head or find a meal, but my walk/training was God’s way of letting me know what I was to do for Him in 2013. The apostles were of Acts 1, teachers of pure holy spirit that saw Jesus in the flesh and resurrected, and then God chose others to guide when huge strayings occurred from the teachings of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit. First God gave me the ‘experience’ and had me do the “walk”, then He opened up my mind to Scripture and seeing the Way of truth…the Way taught by the apostles. And He holds me to the many, many directions of the apostles in their Epistle letters and my speech and actions as I walk today….be very, very humble, yet bold, and long-suffering. This is no small miracle…truly….a great supernatural making of a messenger for God in the year 2013. I do not call myself a prophet because all prophecies have already been made, and are in the Bible. I also only seek to acknowledge myself as a humble servant for God and such a ‘title’ as prophet is far too grand for my ego or wanting, as a lowly sinner. Any title of great magnitude in the Lord’s service actually frightens me, yet here I am.
I want to make sure that you do indeed get the gist and message of my note, and not think this is about ‘what I, a human being, have done’…do not think I send this out for even one iota of feeling prideful…nothing could be further from the truth. . I state what I have done, how I have changed, because I have to bear up under all that I guide to in Scripture (and it’s my testimony, a supernatural miracle by God from sinning atheist to holy messenger..something I’d have NEVER imagined my life becoming….over 9 years of chastisement, refining in fire, and teaching by God, and God only). And I also want to encourage and let others in 2013 know that it CAN be done, this simple and almost possessionless life. I am a wretched sinner that God pulled back from the pit of hell, and then He let me know, after He picked me up, that I needed to KEEP walking His road for His grace to remain…to being as perfect as I could be, with a contrite heart that doesn’t feel worthy to sit with men such as Jesus and the apostles at His table. “I” have done nothing. I do not want a ‘following’, I do not want praise/back-pats…I want you to Follow JESUS and what Scripture clearly tells us. God has given me no choice BUT to do what I’ve done. It may sound like I am ‘good’ by what God’s done to me, but I am NO better than any other…by a LONG shot. I have given up all sins that offend my Creator and I live in holy simplicity, but I am still a human sinner, imperfect and in need of asking for daily forgiveness for the things that make me human-my emotions, my thoughts, the things that keep me always knowing I am imperfect and far, far from being a ’small god’. God grants the grace, then puts you on the road to seeking the perfection Jesus taught. We can’t BE perfect (Adam and Eve condemned us to be sinners as long as we have flesh and human minds, keeping us from being ’small gods’ by this), but He’s adamant that we keep on trying….and that we practice His strict, perfect love for all and for Him. In that light, I hope you bear with me and read this somewhat short note (the first part of this multi-parted note that has just kept growing and growing over time due to responses to it) that also seeks to remove any ideas that I am just someone with a a persecution complex. I plead with you to believe that what I do is approved by God and mandated by Him.
I hope that if you choose to read the long, long note after this ‘intro’ it only serves to convey that the ‘revealing of me” and what I ’suffer’ is to perhaps have you think of an apostle standing before you in 2013 (though I am SO humbled by the ease of how He is having me walk in comparison to the absolute PURE way the men of 2000 years ago walked….SO humbled by them and even MORE so by Jesus and His walk…..the walk that said “Follow Me” and told that there is only ONE way to Paradise, by following His directions to the apostles and then theirs to the first converts). I direct to their words, along with those of Jesus. I add nothing of my own knowledge, except warnings pertaining to today as it applies to Scripture and strayings. My afflictions are ‘light afflictions’ such as cited in 2 Corinthians: “3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;…..15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”
I must ’stand before you’ in the state that God put me in, so as to be worthy to guide others to a similar (but even easier, if they so choose) state. Would you tell an apostle or saint they were being too hard on themselves? The men you have read of? Would you tell THEM that the words of theirs and of Jesus, that I cite are incorrect? If God had MADE them be the way they are to suite His purpose of spreading the gospel of Truth and One Way to the Light, would you think them trying to be ’superior’, more ‘righteous’, prideful, incorrect in steering all others to the narrow path defined in Scripture as they seek to save souls in the world, even the most stubborn of souls? God actually pushes me far, far outside of my comfort level and has me ’stand’ hated by many, so as to profess His one TRUE Gospel.
I can explain to you about the grace many reference in passages today (seeking to believe in grace as an easy way to salvation, a ‘wide road’), but I will only do that if you ask it of me. My notes can get so, so, so long, and I’ll only get into details and correcting misinterpretations in the bible, if asked. I remain in humble service, and so I’d like to keep this by request only. I can be ‘tested’ in any way you like, if you seek this testing. For now, I can only ask you to apply common sense. Scripture warns of Jesus teachings falling away because of the doctrines of men, the doctrines that those with ‘itching hears want to hear’. An easy doctrine would be easily accepted, so why are we warned that man will change the doctrine so it is unacceptable to God, yet what WE want to follow?? It’s the “Narrow Way” that has fallen away, as everyone now tries to adhere to all going to heaven for ‘being good’ or for Christians, still practicing in prayer, going because they pray and fast. Prayer and fasting is not all that is necessary to be on the Narrow road needed for salvation. Along with love for God, you must love your neighbor AS YOURSELF, thus think of yourself as the poor person and feel your pangs of conscience and HELP your neighbor. LOVE, as Jesus taught you to love. God is the same throughout time. This is the same God that led the Jews through the desert existing only on manna (and got angry when they grumbled), after they worshipped the cow of idols/stuff (causing Moses to smash the first set of commandments/stone). God warned the Jews severely to never forget that testing and to never forget what He taught them about worshipping Him and following those commandments as He led them into a greener land…STRONG warnings about making things from their hands to worship and covetting and not seeing ALL neighbors as equal. Later, in time, God sent Jesus, His Son, and the culmination of ALL prophets, the cornerstone, to correct the Jews in many ways and to show the way to salvation for those that accepted what He taught. After Jesus, God sent stone after stone after stone…those being the apostles/messengers. Jesus built His church upon the stones/rocks of messengers…proclaiming this when He called Peter, “Cephas”. We now have the bible to discern, and MANY are finding many ways to discern it, often using the easiest route they can find, then ignoring all other Scripture. God leaves it ALL up to you, as He waits for YOUR move in His direction, based on what you understand/know.
Scripture tells us exactly HOW to be saved. There are many other things the apostle sought to get across and that they spoke to each other…these men in rags and FULL worthiness of the Kingdom (though Paul says they kept striving always), but the crux is in “Acts”. Faith without works is dead. The works referenced in this passage are works of love, and they are works that ANY person can do because they are works of sacrifice, works of LIVING the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. We are not to be pridefully righteous, but we must have a leg to stand on when we speak of righteousness. Scripture tells us we must be reconciled with God and His ways…must be….this is righteousness. Jesus taught the way to reconcile to His apostles, they taught it to others. I’ll just quote one chapter that basically tells us all we need to know for salvation in today’s world. Repent, give up your possessions, give as MUCH as you can to the poor, pray and repent daily in complete awe and reverence and humility to God, fast as your health allows, spread the world of Jesus return and the need for repentance to others in public…face the scorn, mocking, anger, laughing that may come your way (it’s nothing compared to what the men of the past endured). We are NO different from men and women of the past…same rules apply. But WE stubbornly keep clinging to our things, to satan and all our ’stuff’ and wanting ‘grace’. We are equal men and women throughout time and Jesus demanded the same from every one of us. I am not demanding of you that you do MY walk, but am steering you toward what was common of all those that said they ‘followed Jesus’. They gave up ‘this life’, gave up their possessions (but for homes and the very basic essentials) to give to those with need, they prayed, they fasted at times, they repented daily, they spread the Word …they became saints. This note is not meant to overwhelm. It is not ‘hard’ to give up your ‘things’ beyond what you need (emphasis on only keeping what you NEED). If it is, you are worshipping those ‘things’ more than God and you are not loving your poor neighbor as fully as Jesus instructed you to. You are worshipping idols, serving Mammon, coveting just like our media tells you to. Once you understand this note, please have the fear of God that propels, encourages, gives you courage in this world of men, but do NOT let satan give you a fear that paralyzes you or overwhelms you. Move forward, take the steps to the narrow path that Jesus said few would find. The book of Acts seems to be named for a reason. No matter how good your ‘works’ in this world, your ACTS are what is important in loving God and your neighbor.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
I skipped a few verses, but this is the rest of Acts….Read to the end….this is a VERY important part that nearly all are overlooking. This describes what you must do to be saved. I put the important part in CAPITALS, so they stand out…..
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, WHAT SHALL WE DO?
38 Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then THEY THAT GLADLY RECEIVED HIS WORD were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the APOSTLES’ DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP, and in breaking of bread, and in PRAYERS.
43 And FEAR CAME UPON EVERY SOUL (you must fear God, as described in Scripture….a reverent praise and daily thanks that has you on your knees several times a day and wanting to be obedient to His Word): and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS, AND PARTED THEM TO ALL MEN, AS EVERY MAN HAD NEED.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
To reaffirm this, read Luke 12 and meditate on it. Please read it slowly and carefully and understand it. We, of 2013, following our material society, are the worst coveters in history. We have followed what the media told us and then wanted what each neighbor had, so we decorated our homes, bought our many outfits, went to our restaurants, fertilized our lawns and ‘kept up with the Joneses”….while neighbors starved a nation away (and we knew of it). God is in His wrath.
If you doubt that we are called to walk a NARROW path and turn away from every sin we can, trying OURSELVES to be as perfect as Jesus (unattainable, but an effort), then read Ephesians 4 (cited again further along in this repetitious note that seems to get longer with each response I get to it, letting me know what people might be missing/misunderstanding). You are not saved by a grace that says you are ‘just chosen’. Grace comes to you and then YOU make the effort in striving to be a saint, even to becoming the most perfect saint you can. The path is NARROW and few find it, as Jesus stated. It takes some sacrifice on your part and, yes, it takes work. Faith without works is dead. You are ‘following’ men and women that traveled a hot desert without food and water and extra clothes…THIS is the table you want to share. Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Understand what this says. It is a requirement for your entry into Paradise. The varied ‘occupations’ in His service are PERFECTING the saints. Everyone ‘in Christ’ is striving to be in a measure of stature as close to Christ as they can get…being sinners, we MUST strive to be saints. The NARROW path.
Literal Scripture is no longer observed. Christians are failing to be saints, to be holy, to follow the Law (God’s Law, not Moses’ Leviticus laws). No matter what personal state you are in today, do not give up…keep going. The fear of God is not to overwhelm a person, but to keep them constantly, constantly going. The teachings of Christ are now nearly fully denied, argued, disdained, forgotten, overlooked. The “great falling away” has indeed happened, as foretold:
2 Thessalonians 2 :3″ Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”
If you feel that what was done by all converts in Acts was ‘over and above’ what you interpret you are supposed to do for salvation, I ask you to open your King James Bible. The words spoken directly from Jesus are in a separate color. Find the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples in instruction, what was required to be “in Him”. You cannot refute the words from Jesus mouth when He instructed how to “Follow Me”. The Book, the Bible, should supercede any ‘voice in your head’ that you perceive as God or the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the WORD, 100% infallible and ‘no interference’ by our own thoughts. The apostles, pure followers of Jesus as homeless “beggars” (harsh word, but I can’t find another to describe men that relied solely on trust in God and the love of humans for their every need as they walked town to town in the hot desert) spreading His message of love and bearing the stripes of beatings/stonings were the ones that could be assured they ‘heard’ purely….and thus they ’spoke the Epistles’ with direction to us of how to follow Jesus, and the many, many, many things we must overcome to ‘not be of this world’.
Please consider me something like a Jonah (I was even as stubbornly resistant as him, at first, and still struggle in public places. I also don’t feel worthy of being in His service, nor do I feel worthy of His Kingdom. I am humbly, yet boldly, in His service as a lowly human sinner seeking daily to be holy. Jesus had disciples and apostles. An apostle is ‘one who goes forth’, or a ‘messenger’, who has been a disciple, and then been put in God’s service after learning. The apostles of the PURE walk of Jesus, those that performed miracles due to the pure Holy Spirit and God’s divine approval, are of olden days….it was their homeless walks of imitation of Jesus, their imprisonments, their starvings, their beatings that earned them the ability to perform miracles and receive the Holy Spirit in pure form. Those things don’t happen today, and it’s doubtful anyone has that pure suffering faith today gaining them miracle-making ability. Today God has messengers…messengers that point to past messenger’s words that point to the Words of Jesus. I ONLY guide towards the teachings of Jesus). The Kingdom of God is nigh! Repent. Sack cloth and ashes and fasting is sort of an equivalent to being a saint….get to the minimum you need to live, and offer your repentant prayers (on KNEES, not in your chair or in your car or on your way to work, but ON YOUR KNEES in absolute reverence for your Creator. God is NOT casual. This attitude towards Him by many in this current society will be a source of His HUGE wrath soon to any that continue not to bow, kneel, prostrate…HUMBLE to our great, great Creator) and your acts of repentance (fasting, if you feel inclined) and give, give, give to your poor neighbor that you love…as yourself. God is Love, but He is returning in wrath to a wicked generation.
I hope you step on that narrow path and today is the day you start seeking to be worthy and among those that ’should be saved’.
Prayers and love for the Lord and for you,
Footnote: I’ve seen many on youtube say they are having demonic attacks of varying kinds or strange dreams that frighten them. Sometimes a dream is just a dream, but some can sense that the dream is unusual. Many believe they are battling satan, and they pray through the situation and the battle stops…but it comes back again on another day. In trying for others to always believe me ’sane’, I kept my own demonic attacks hidden for years…they were inexplicable. These attacks were VERY frightening and could almost feel unbearable in the pains they could inflict. The voice or dream would say or do horrible things. It took me 3 entire years to get beyond these experiences. I came to understand that God was allowing this to happen to me because I was not fully conformed to Him….I had work still to do. God allowed satan to ‘attack me’ in various ways. Scripture tells us that God’s discipline can be very, very painful (Hebrews 12) and also says not to be surprised if strange things are happening to you, 1 Peter 4 “12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:” Pass the test! The key to overcoming these attacks is to evaluate each one and to get yourself closer and closer to God as you go on. Once you achieve that state that pleases God, any demonic attacks should stop. God controls ALL. Remember to search your heart and learn any lesson from ANY satanic attack or dream (though dreams, once again, might sometimes just be dreams…without a meaning). Ultimately, you want to enter God’s rest and no longer have these attacks/dreams that can be warnings to you of things needing to be changed. If you sanctify, get yourself as holy as possible, get all idols out of your life, witness of Jesus to others, pray and repent and fast, you should eventually find peace. Prayer and fasting alone is not enough. Remember that the scribes did this, but Jesus accused them. You MUST get yourself on the Narrow Path. If demonic attacks are happening to you, that is God, in His love, trying to reach you and get you to change. You should be sleeping peacefully, no frightening attacks, unless there is something still undone in your faith.
If you want to read further, this is a long, long, long, long note that I originally sent out to Youtubers, but it feels very, very insulting to My Creator in its repetitions and the fact that I have to take the time to explain so much about ME (how I earned this service and how small I am in comparison to the enormous Perfection of Jesus…hence my way of using Paul’s Scripture in trying to convey teachings from such a Great and PERFECT Teacher, the ONLY Teacher, our Lord) and using various Scriptures that just back up what is told in Acts 2, the above note. This long ’second part’ is only for ‘backup’ and opinions/advice about what is in this world and the ENORMOUS degree of what we must overcome in this world nearly fully mired in all Satan’s ways and traps. From what is cited in Acts, everyone has a choice. Think of me as standing before you, dressed in rags, asking you to make this choice for your salvation….Follow Jesus.
The long, long original note (ONLY for backup purposes. If you choose to read this incredibly long second part, please be SURE to go back to the first note above after it. By the time you get to the end of it, you’ll be worn out by a few repetitions & think if awful writing. Before God made sure I was stripped of all ego/pride, I might have shyly told you that I was a good writer. I am, in fact, a perfectionist. I have kept this at it is, words having been added at various times due to responses to a various sendings of it, or more thoughts I needed to add, because it’s so NOT well-written. I take no pride in it. But it has the message of God, the gospels, and the many traps of Satan in it.):
Hello fellow hopeful bride of Christ, and a holy kiss to you,
I apologize in advance for the length of this note (it is too long, I know, but I put a LOT into it, including Scripture), but in my anxiety and hope to never offend my Creator and His beloved Son, I need to write at length in the hopes that I can get a message across and not leave anything out in making it understandable…the message of the truth of the gospel and what following “the Way”, the Way of truth and light, means. Basically, if I were an apostle of 2013 years ago, I’d say “This is the way that Jesus said we need follow to gain salvation, to “Follow Me”. You may choose it or not”, but today everyone has Scripture, and MANY interpretations of it by various ‘men’, and no one wants to accept that converts back then DID something to receive salvation. If this note offends you in any way, I am sorry…it is long because it applies (and is sent) to the present ‘holy men’ of the Vatican all the way ‘down’ to the person brand new to Jesus and His Way. If it offends you after you read it, I humbly ask you to search your heart ‘Why?”….is it something that it asks that you don’t want to do? For your salvation? For Jesus and your love of Him for what He did for us? To escape the Eternal fire God warns about? Out of reverent fear of our Creator? For the chance at a glorious eternal Kingdom after this brief life that brings us all to the death of our mortal bodies after such short lifespans? Please, after reading this, if you feel offended, ask yourself “Why?” Be angry at me as much as you want, tell me I am a know-it-all (I am actually someone who craves leadership and this is my most painful task for God…I must stand alone and try to ’stand up against’ even those that I have respected hugely my entire life, along with great manmade institutions), tell me I have written this note in the wrong way (I’d agree with you…it’s nearly impossible to get into even 11-12 pages because I am pushed to do so much explaining, defending, steering etc and I am ‘at work’ in the world FULLY in Satan’s grip now), but then go and look at the Scripture…please….read the Scripture and think.
Again, this is a long note. If your attention wanders and you tire of repetitions, please keep going (and I apologize for them, this wasn’t easy to get into one document, even though it should be). Our attention spans are so short in this frazzled world of technology that this might well be a test of Godly patience. If you have a teacher, any idea about salvation that you have been taught, a preconception, please let it ALL go for a short while as you read this. Satan is sneaking in everywhere to the word of Jesus, the strict Scriptural word, and he’s pulling out people by the droves. Just remember Revelation, worship man nor angel, but only God and His Word, “8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.”
Because we are intellectual now, I crazily feel the need to PROVE a way that is a way of love and is in Scripture…because I have to ‘break through’ hundreds of years of false man-made teachings and LOADS of current perceptions of 2013. The apostasy is HUGE now. It’s actually the length of my note that keeps me a fool and not prideful beneath God. I am taught by Scripture and I know full well how pride is a sin. God never allows me to have it, it insults Him and it’s sinful…but the men after the apostles must have tried to explain SOME way to others when they were revealed “the Way”. I embarrass myself by my obsessive need to help others see what was revealed to me in Scripture and my typing, typing, typing to cover all aspects in trying to help others understand. I become the fool. God gave me the wisdom to see the gospels because I humbled myself for Him to such an extent, and then he kept me the fool in my trying to then EXPLAIN them. My explanations are my foolish carnal need, but the Wisdom of the Scriptures I cite over and over again can stand alone without my foolishness. Actually Scripture fits right into what I do in 1 Corinthians 1 “20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” and 1 Corinthians 3:18 “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” So for a short time, as I write this note, I will be the fool in my many words to be wise in the message of this according to Scripture. Please trust that it IS Wisdom that I reveal in Scripture…it is the Way of the truth and the light…the way to be a Christian according to Scripture, and Scripture only. My words are extraneous, but my revelation of this truth is real, a revealing to me by God. Matthew 11:25 25 “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”
Please ignore my many, many, many words in trying to explain, even in trying to explain like it’s to a child at times (that’s just my ‘explainer’ tendency), and make note of the Scriptures I cite and their wording. God is returning in enormous wrath to a world that is blinded to the extent of the sin we live in currently. When I heard Him for the first time 9 years ago, He said to me, “God is dead”. I was horrified by the voice and argued defensively that “Of course God is not dead”, but then He went on to teach me, guide me to Scripture, and open my eyes to current worship of Him in relation to Scripture. And I saw why He said that first sentence. Because although VERY much still alive, in this world, in our worship of Jesus according to the Scripture, God IS Dead (figuratively). No one is out walking like a “beggar” today amid the literate and asking people to follow Jesus, to give up their possessions and give to the poor, along with praying daily/repenting, fasting occasionally, and spreading the Word. NO one. Everyone has distorted Scripture and is teaching something different than what Jesus and the apostles taught, because THEY can’t stand up ‘under it’, as people who could guide rich or poor and be the very humblest of them all themselves, as the ‘guider’, to this literal Scripture and One TRUE way.
The following words of Scripture (again, you can ignore my many attempts to personally explain them or offer suggestions or opinions…that’s just my obsessive need to want others to see it and to help) are necessary to be worthy of God’s Kingdom that stands behind the very narrowest of gates. I may repeat some things, but I think it’s because I feel desperate for others to see it and believe it. This may take 15 or 20 minutes of your time (and some/much patience with my repetitions), but we easily spend that watching something today on media, or reading a nice book…this concerns your eternity, your walk/life for the Lord….your salvation. I hope it’s worth 20 minutes of your time. It is the time of God’s wrath at this world so fully immersed in Satan, and I almost get a sense that is why He is having me write this way (even in the fact this originally was/is going to Youtubers…no offense to them, but it DOES make it seem a little silly that this is where I started with my notes…youtube, not reality. I’m not even comfortable in searching channels on youtube. I am a luddite, I severely dislike machines when they infringe of nature and natural lives…infringe on God). I sense God is so insulted by what is ignored in His word, what is read over and over but only lip-synched, what is overlooked, what is omitted, what is denied, that He is letting me write something VERY long (and thus insulting to Him…very insulting) because He wants to know if you truly love His Son, TRULY love Him, and this is all about that love for Him…and your salvation. It seems we have formed a pattern of going through Scripture and finding the ‘easy way’ to Paradise and thinking that will get us there. We have His book, we have His words, we have His direction that tells us what it required of us to enter Paradise. Our God, the Creator of the Universe, is not ’soft’ as some teachings express, He is the very strictest of Fathers…and the love He has taught via His Son is the very strictest of love. Our God is one we fall to our knees for, or put forehead to the ground in prostration, in His demand for our humbleness, and very, very reverent worship of Him. I don’t know what status you are in with your faith, new or learned or wise or long-term, but the walk of a convert has an ultimate goal, to please the Father. And Jesus told us how to do that. I am a messenger for God about this. I have no delusions of grandeur…God makes sure I am far, far from grand. I do His will, as He directs me. The message is already here. I only steer towards what is now being overlooked…in a world absolutely (and stubbornly) blinded by Satan.
You may call me “crazy” if you wish, but that puts me in good company with the many in the past that have been directed by God to deliver a corrective message. I would never, ever have believed I’d be doing this, myself. It’s beyond my scope of even explaining this supernatural happening that has been taking place in my life for several years, so I might be worthy of spreading His truth.
I came across you by way of watching one of the channels of those speaking God’s words as a vessel today. Believing you are striving to enter the narrow gates of Paradise, I am sending you a note that I have been sending out to many that I see that are watching the YouTube channels of those that are ’speaking the Word of God’ as secretaries/vessels or are having dreams or visions themselves. Your love for the Lord is obvious, so I feel, in my love for you, the want and need to check to be sure you are prepared fully and not in need of repentance or guidance. Yes, we always have His unfathomable mercy and grace to rely on, but the following describes what Christians, throughout time, have been instructed to do. Much like Paul (whose sandals I’d dare not touch in my state beneath him), God brought me to a certain state of sanctification in order that I may, in turn, be able to steer others towards Scripture. One must be brought to humility and be in, or beneath, a state to preach/teach/steer others towards a similar state. I am nothing….a mere slave to God and to man. The apostles walked as they did, in even greater humility than their first converts, to teach by their mouths…no book was written then like the New Testament. I only steer towards the Scripture God let me see. The ‘teachers’/the apostles, receivers of the pure Holy Spirit due to the incredible way they walked with absolutely nothing, have been here…. and now we have their words. Now some might only need guidance towards what is already written and has already been taught. Since all we have are the books now, and we know by the words of Revelation that every man is very short of any type of perfection in God’s sight by way of his walk on earth, it is up to each person to understand what they read….and we seem to be very, very ‘overknowledged’, even piecemealing Scripture to suit purposes that are not of its intent.
I relay to you in my humility, no pride (since it was ALL God’s doing on an incredible supernatural road that has now spanned 9 years), that God taught me (in a very painful way) 3 years ago, that I must ‘walk the walk’ if I talked the talk. Because I was like everyone else, and was just saying the words, but not fully walking what Scripture said I should, I can fully see how we do this. That is why I keep reaching out to people in hopes that they actually take ALL steps needed to enter the Kingdom of God. When God eventually chastised me for speaking but ‘not walking it’, it was very, very painful and it’s because I have tasted His wrath that I feel desperate for others not to feel it and to feel it in a potentially worse way because they have not fully prepared themselves to be the bride of Christ. Hebrews 12:6 let me see that it is love that brings on God’s discipline, and I believe it can come in many forms..perhaps even from a gentle human hand. I see so many people that believe fully that they are saved and quoting that they ‘Follow Jesus” when they are not exhibiting that they are in what He told others to do to “Follow Me”…this was to walk without possessions, as a homeless person, and preach His Word. This is the literal “follow Me”, so to use that one must go all the way. Thankfully, not all were called to go to that extreme and they kept homes but lived lives as close to simplicity as possible, removed from all luxuries of the world. It’s a narrow, narrow, narrow gate to Paradise. I’d love to think of meeting you on the other side of it, in Paradise (if I am worthy myself). Even if you have a pastor, please put much emphases on James 1:19-27 and Mark 10:17-27. By today’s standards, if one has a computer and is living ‘mainstream’, God would most likely think of one as rich. If you have a dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave you are pampered…but you’re probably brainwashed not to recognize this. All of these ‘rich’ and luxury appliances are less than 100 years old..it all was once done by hand. We are a rich society now.
Scripture tells us that we are all to strive to be saints…every single person that seeks Paradise is called to be a saint….single, married, children or no children. Those of Acts, the converts, had families (many of them). The apostles, teachers, evangelist created saints, and then this continued generation to generation…everyone was taught to be a saint. This is confirmed in Ephesians 4:11-15.
Hebrews 12:14 reminds us to be holy. EVERY one a saint that hopes to be in the body of Christ. Scripture means what it says. Even Revelation refers to the last saints that hold out and are judged by their deeds. We are told to be saints to get through the narrow gates, and there is no other way (unless God’s grace just chooses you, but only God can know something like that and it doesn’t really fit in with Scripture that demands that we be worthy. Grace, as we know it in ‘being selected’, is only God’s to know. God works in all kinds of ways, but to rely on grace is to take the easy way instead of the instructed way).
Jesus professed a Way. Jesus said “Follow Me”. He and the apostles WALKED that way and converted the first believers by means of the Holy Spirit in Acts. All those believers gave up all possessions and gave to those with need, to the poor. It’s obvious that “Love your neighbor” in Mark 10:17-27 means more than just following the 10 commandments. It is a love for the poor. This world currently has 6 billion in it, many of them still in poverty….and they are our brothers and sisters, the ones that the gospel told us to love, to feed, to look out for, to try to save. Those of us in the richer countries, based on Scripture, are in God’s wrath, and this wrath is HUGE (please try to see the world through God’s eyes and see how rich and spoiled countries like America are. God is looking at the WHOLE world). James 5:1-6 relays to the ‘rich’, to weep and wail for they have hoarded in the last days. Scripture says this, not me. It might be said that God then accuses us of killing His poor in our ignorance and refusal to give as much as we can. “Go now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.” Do you understand what that last sentence means? Condemned and killed the just and they did not resist….by our selective ignoring of poverty in this world, we are killing those that are ‘just’, that have committed NO crime, but live simply and hopefully and awaiting OUR help, as Christians that we profess to be. This indirectly makes us ‘killers’, hard as that is to swallow. We sit with money, buy ALL our stuff (and our nation even grows heavier and heavier because we are so mired in Satan’s temptations…there’s even verses in Scripture about eating but never being full, as if God warned us of this state of being spiritually bereft), have our amusements and our nights out, etc….buy, buy, buy things to make our lives ‘pretty’ and keep up with our neighbors/covet…while they die from starvation. God’s anger/wrath about what we see, yet ignore, is going to come to us someday soon. We need to try to emulate Jesus as best we can in our individual circumstances….sacrifice and give to the needy, as we also testify to Him to strangers we meet. Witnessing about Jesus is not enough (we must ALL be fishers of men, though, spreading His name, as boldly as possible, to others without fear or shame), we must live a life that is without as much sin as possible, too, and that includes not worshiping ‘things’…so many of them are now cluttering our lives….’things’ in our homes and things in technology.
Anyway, I’ll send you the entire note I have sent to many others on YouTube recently (those speaking His word, mostly…this first went out to Sara Fatou Traore, Lasttrumpet08, Neecee Gee, Tbshores, 278pikelk because they are acting as vessels, much like those of Medjugorje, and they speak incredible words to those that are trying to live out the Bible literally, with much knowledge of the Epistles and the instructions of them), out of my love for all, and my hope that as many as possible are worthy of His Kingdom. I pray you remain blessed and in His grace (if I knew your name, I’d add you to the growing list of strangers with names that I pray for each night. For now, I’ll just pray for you by your YouTube name). The note (which is now a note within my note within my note, in this document that has just grown and grown due to responses, arguments, advices, etc.):
Thank you for being God’s instrument. I’m a 52 year old woman. I was called back to God 9 years ago and have been walking a path, a huge miracle done by Him, towards sanctification since then (or something close…the past martyrs, saints, etc. always make me feel shame in my easy ways of 2013). I have a roof, a computer, but I only have the very bare necessities for possessions, even down to only a bar of soap, toothpaste, and deodorant to use only on hot days when I am among others as my grooming aids…that’s it. I have only been on YouTube about 4 months. I found this circle of videos that are professing God’s word and I have been watching various people daily for a few weeks now. I am fascinated by this. I started to feel some trepidation recently because I found an error in one person’s video (whose name I’ll keep revealed, because I already contacted them), but I have to realize that all is happening according to His will, so even if this type of prophesying doesn’t make full sense to me, I need follow words from 1 Thessalonians 5, and see the good, while discarding any words I might possibly feel discomfort by. So many are speaking different words that I just now read and pull out any messages I can that I can validate. Thank you for being a purveyor of these messages, in His service.
The reason I am writing to you, is because I am trying to check with various people exhibiting this enormous love for the Lord, to see if all are truly ready for Jesus arrival. I don’t mean to insult you in the least, but I cannot see you, nor do I know anything about you, so based on what Scripture has revealed to me, I can only ask you if you have gotten yourself as perfect as possible for the Lord. I feel almost sure that you have. God opened my eyes to Scripture and this revealed what nearly everyone is now overlooking in becoming a believer in Christ fully ready for His return. Jesus sent His disciples out as beggars, as homeless men without anything, to teach a ‘Way’. If you look at Acts 2:42-47, you will see what the believers did after they repented and were baptized. They gave away all their possessions so that all could be equal. This repeats for the second conversion and is told in Acts 4:32-36. The believers put all their belongings at the apostle’s feet. It actually might be said that those living 2000 years ago, following the teachings of Jesus, were like a cult..among what went on around them they accepted a “Way” of equal living, prayer and work and worship.
In the year 2013, we have SO much ’stuff’ that most won’t accept that this teaching is literal, that it’s real. It IS…the gospel stands throughout time. As believers in Christ, when we convert and are truly seeking to please Him and belong to Him, we are instructed to give away anything we have that will help the poor. We are brainwashed now to buy, buy, buy, but look at what was owned/worn 2000 years ago. Or even look at was worn 200 years ago. And look at what is NOW worn in marginalized nations. Again, think of how a child dresses. It’s our world that is brainwashing us to buy and wear so many clothes and possess so many things. While we keep closets full, some homeless people need something to replace what they wear daily and there are those without clothing a nation away. I can attest to how free you feel once you accept this ‘Way’ and live separate from this world in all ways, but my opinion means nothing. God called us to be like Children to enter His Kingdom….Matthew 18:3 “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”….
and children don’t have the number of clothes that are in most wardrobes of today, nor our possessions/stuff/decorations/gadgets/pretty things. God implied that every thing made by human hands had the potential for idol worship. We are also told the world gets engrossed in the sensual pleasures, and we need to deny ourselves. These sensual pleasures are EVERYwhere…in food, in art, in lotion and all things scented, in décor of homes, in TV, in some music, etc. etc. ….whatever pleases our senses of taste, touch, sight, smell, touch…is not spiritual.
TV and this computer are the worst offenders that fit perfectly into words in Scripture that warn of man and his imagination. Everyone looking for entertainment in today’s world is succumbing to what was warned of, and it is NOT Godly in the least. Satan is EVERYWHERE, yet we are not recognizing it. If my note frightens you, it is to restore the reverent fear of God in you that leads to LIVING His Love as it was instructed. 2 Cor 10: “3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: 9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.”
God sees this generation as wicked, pampered, lazy, spoiled. You MUST take an honest look at us…do it comparatively…looking as if thru “God’s eyes” over thousands of years and even at this time, but over many, many countries. Man once labored for His days, building or making everything by His/her hands. As for today, for example…do not buy premade food. This IS a sin, a sin of laziness. Make your own food. Don’t complain, your grandmothers did this. Our ancestors made everything from scratch…EVERYthing. All that we now buy to ease our lives in current supermarkets, is idol worship…FACT. Do your best to resist the many, many, MANY things that beckon us in supermarkets (its not easy, I know, but please make the effort…and if you fail sometimes, repent to God and feel the guilt. Devil’s food cake was once named for a reason. Believe it or not, our world is SO controlled by satan now that we even must watch our food. An honest look at the ugly display of varieties on our shelves,e even of WATER, should make your heart sink and make you feel some shame for the state we now live in). We have heating, a/c, indoor water, lights at the flick of a switch, fluffy beds and pillows, comforts that we take for granted and forget that they are less than 100 years old. God sees us as spoiled far beyond what we are perceiving. We are humans throughout TIME and He is not going to make allowances for OUR ease when others did not have this ease…so we sacrifice, and keep ourselves unspotted from these comforts as much as we can (i.e….heat is a necessity, but a/c is new and it is a luxury…don’t use it if you can help it….this is only my opinion, but this was a part of God’s discipline and teaching of me so that I would see to what extreme, huge extreme, we are removed from our fellow humans of 100+ years ago. ALL of this is only 100 or so years old and we are not allowed to be pampered more than those past Christians that sought the kingdom of God. God is fair. It does not ‘hurt’ us to make these sacrifices. Our grandparents and their grandparents and theirs all survived and lived with the same joys and sorrows.
I am writing in the hopes that you have seen that relinquishing the many goods owned that were not needed for daily living, and also giving up all the sensual things this world has to offer, are what the believers did in Acts 2 & 4. This was part of what it meant to “Repent!” and be born anew, as needless of excesses of ‘things’ and with perhaps only a few outfits, like “children” awaiting His Kingdom (and for women, we must remember that Satan is rampant in today’s world, so we must avoid his traps in makeup and hair-styling and salons, anything that removes us from being what God made us, 100% natural and in need of nothing to enhance us. It should perhaps be akin to ’soap and go’, nothing more added to our grooming. All those things society tells us we need to do are pure Satan. Satan’s traps today are everywhere with our media and our American/world brainwashing. A good way to try to think is “how would a 6 year old approach the day?” and then try to act like that child in your material and superficial simplicity). It’s what conversion is about and it’s what the apostles taught, and we are SO far removed from this today. Past Christians of Acts and Scripture were told to give up anything unnecessary (or if newly converted, sell or get rid of it) and give their money to the poor. I don’t know if you have seen this in your reading of Scripture and understood this possible ‘mystery’ that many seem to overlook, but since your words are so wonderful, I wanted to share what the gospel dictates in hoping to be sure that you meet Jesus at His marriage supper which is looming so close now. Yes, our walks for God are all different, and we all have different circumstances, but one common thread should connect us, along with our love for God and each other…we live simply, VERY simply (for our individual circumstance) and we believe every poor person on this earth is like our neighbor. We don’t want to have extra among our possessions, because it insults God. We are so, so immersed in this world of excess and sin that we can barely see how it angers God. We’ve progressed SO much in just 100 years, that we are now blinded by the ‘need’ for ‘things’…..so, so incredibly blinded in this easy world of 2013 (one needs only look back 100 years to see the huge change). Luke 16:11-15 (and so many other passages about living ‘poor’ for Jesus and striving for His perfection) reminds us that anything esteemed by men is an abomination to God…. many things man-made that are not utilitarian are an abomination to God if we esteem it. When we see something ‘pretty’ that we buy just to keep and look at, it offends God, because we idolize it and because that money spent could have gone to the poor who live in this world with us. 2 Timothy 2:19-26, besides being instructive in all ways of righteousness, speaks to us about our homes in hopes we recognize that all our current decorative things and gadgets are of Satan. If it serves no function, we idolize it. If it is a newer invention of our times and makes our lives easier, it makes us lazy. This IS how God is viewing this satan-mired world of 2013, yet we don’t want to accept this, it seems. We are human beings throughout time, and never have we had it so easy or have we had so much stuff…this angers God, Our predecessors didn’t have nearly what we do today, yet we all equally strive for His Kingdom. “19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” Our idol worship is also in the restaurants we patronize, our many fast foods, our prepared meals…all things labeled for our ease of use and consumption. We idolize our industries. We also idolize our sports heroes, our artists, our music, our media, our games, our recreations, etc, etc….we truly live in the world of idol worship in 2013. It is EVERYwhere.
Also, this computer might very well be the biggest abomination to God in history. It might even be the image of the beast, with every right hand on a mouse, and worshiped by the entire world…and needed for us all to buy and sell in this fully automated world. It blasphemes God day and night, millions a time a minute, in images and words typed. Please don’t worship it. Please be aware of what this machine represents to God and do your best not to worship technology.
The gospels of Jesus are of/for the poor. This might be the main mystery many overlook, the crux of Scripture and the walk of Jesus, as they search and search for all other mysteries in knowledge…they won’t solve those mysteries. This was what He came to profess and why he was angry at the men that prayed and fasted, but still had money with the poor living ’side by side’ with them. Jesus was angry at praying men, men far more prayerful than mainstream people…but they did not see the poor. I hope that you see this. I think our entire current world is ignoring this because if you profess the true gospel of Jesus and tell others to act like the first 70 disciples and then the first converts in Acts 2 & 4, many are SO ensnared by Satan and our ’stuff’ that they say “Oh, it can’t mean THAT!”. It’s right there in the words, though. Satan has an entire generation, an entire population, fully in his grip…more ensnared in this modern world than we can even fathom. Please be aware of ALL your brothers and sisters on this earth and remember our commandment to “love one another. Some of our ‘family’ sometimes don’t even have one meal a day, no running water, dirt to sleep on. Please read the words of James 5:1-6 and understand that you are rich in comparison to much of this world and do your best to not be one that God is angry with when Jesus returns. God’s grace may be even greater at this time (it’s unknown) because we are surrounded and fully, fully mired in Satan’s world. I imagine that whether you get rid of possessions in an actual sense or just start repenting with sorrow about them, God will know your heart. I KNOW God will know your heart, actually….and your circumstances…and your current abilities. With or without your current possessions, I hope with ALL my heart, though, that you are not lured to buy more. This world seduces us…buy, buy, buy. Don’t fall prey to it’s traps any longer. Every single dollar spent is one that could be given to the poor.
Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
1 John 2:15-29 is a reminder not to love the world and to beware of false teachers.
Matthew 3 and the words of John the Baptist. Angry at the generation of vipers, he told them to bring forth the “fruits that meet for repentance” in verse 8 and then warned in verse 10 that each tree that bringeth not good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.
Acts 5 reminds us that God sees our hearts and that we can ‘die’ if we hold back and deny Him.
Mark 10:47-52 tells of the blind man who was given sight. It is worded that he ten followed Jesus “IN the way”. If someone didn’t accept this teaching, based on how the Apostles must have asked them to do this to be a Christian, then they just must have decided they didn’t want to follow the “Way” and didn’t want to be a Christian. They made the choice…the apostles just moved on and tried to teach it to others.
One small note, too, is that KJV says you must believe ON Jesus to be saved. Important use of a word. It does not use ‘in’, and that might be to assure that no one thinks that just ‘belief IN Jesus” is enough. There is more to it. 2000 years ago, there was not talk of ‘grace’ there is today, as in it being that “God just loves you so you don’t have to do anything to be a Christian”. You can’t refute that Grace does exist, it’s in Scripture, but it is not the teaching to help us strive for the Kingdom…we must be worthy. If we have faith in Grace only and try to understand by that course only, you just let it supercede all other commands in Scripture. You adopted the “Way” to be a Christian, you accept God’s gift of grace and get ON His Narrow Path. Paul, super-apostle that was beaten and starved and stoned, still said he had to keep going to win the race and not lose the prize…HE had to be worthy. Potential converts either chose to accept what the apostles asked or didn’t.
Lastly, please look at the words of Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” And realize that this IS the time of that increased knowledge. Everyone is studying and speaking different things, going to and fro, but most have forgotten what the gospel is about, the poor, the strict Word, and they are not walking it. The gospel is the same today as it was yesterday, so the book of Acts is the same today. We sacrifice, we stay “like children”, we pray and repent daily, we fast (to please God and in solidarity with those that don’t have a meal each day), and we reduce our own lives to very, very moderate ways and we give, give, give to the poor.
Many seem to gripe about this teaching of Acts, of not having possessions beyond what is needed, but what in the world is making it so hard to accept…if not a huge attachment to our ‘things’, to money?? Money is the ROOT of all evil. Satan is in all things money can buy…it’s why those first converts tried to live a communal life of sharing all, making money worthless. It does not hurt to live simply. This world is SO brainwashed now that we are blinded to the truth, blinded to the Light. Jesus is returning with God’s HUGE wrath, because if we had been taught correctly, and maintained a VERY reverent awe and respect for our Creator and His Son, no one would be even remotely rich today…because we’d have followed what Jesus taught as it is instructed in the Bible.
Thank you for putting your words of encouragement on YouTube. Out of my love for all brethren in the Holy Spirit, I only write to remind and to point out Scripture in these trying latter days. My hope is that many have already seen it. I have brought myself to my own state of humility in order that I may, with good conscience, steer towards the Scripture that reveals the mystery of Jesus Christ and how we are asked to keep ourselves in this sin-filled current world. St. Francis of Assisi approached the Vatican hundreds of years ago and appealed to the Pope that he believed that the true gospel of Jesus was that for/of the poor. He did this after a voice told him that the church of Jesus was in ruins and needed to be rebuilt. He collected men that took a step further than the converts of Acts and they lived in actual severe poverty, as he professed the gospels as they are written in the Bible, and can be plainly seen in the Book of Acts. God has led me to my own state of humility (again, though, I’d feel extreme discomfort even mentioning my own easy walk in any parallel close to that incredible saint that received a stigmata), so that I, too, may steer towards that same gospel the apostles did. I was brought, by God, to a state of near-poverty (in modern times…I am not in a desert or living like those that literally still starve in this world) so that I could show others this gospel and be able to stand up under scrutiny myself in regards to it. It was required that I be made worthy to spread this Word. I am but a fool, but the Word of God IS pride, a completely stand-alone pride….all MY words are extraneous and of my foolish nature.
Lastly (again…since I already said that), since most getting this note know of Sara Fatou Traore on Youtube, who has an almost ‘video tutorial’ about steps towards consecration, please watch her video on February 1, 2013, called “Read MY Word Carefully & Obey!”. If it is in His Will to do so, you will understand the Scripture and message of this note.
I hope you are doing well, and standing strong, in what hopefully is a time that is shortening daily until our dear Lord returns.
I send this to you with love and with prayers and with hopes that God’s grace surrounds you today, tomorrow and into eternity,
In my humility,
Christina (And I remain a fool….because I have written something SO explanatory and repetitious and long that I can barely read it twice myself. The moral is that all the Scripture cited should stand alone…my explanations mean nothing, are worthless, are my foolishness. Perhaps this could be a test of patience, as well. I hope you find it important enough to perhaps go back over this note and just pull out Scripture references and read those chapters and verses of the Bible cited, it may lead to even more reading of chapters and then all will become more clear. God’s Word will say it all, and it will say it perfectly, and each individual will understand it as He intends. Repentance is always open to us, as long as we still breath.)
It’s all in Scripture…all that needs to be known…but sometimes a fool must deliver it for God….a humble fool…. The road to Paradise is narrow, narrow, narrow….
2 Corinthians 11 “16 I say again, let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. 17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.”
And finally, though I feel shame at the comparison, because I have roof, one meal a day (of the very simplest/cheapest fare), 2 seasonal outfits of clothing, and don’t do nearly the manual labor of the apostles, yet did do an actual ‘beggar walk’ for 2 weeks door to door for Him (and all of this new ‘making of me’ was done by God over 2 years time, I can’t credit myself in the least), I’ll humbly attempt to use 1 Corinthians 4:9-13, “9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.”
Matthew 12:39 “39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
One LAST attempt to use Scripture so I am taken as seriously as each soul’s salvation warrants…. to understand me (who is actually very, VERY unimportant, except that it was required I be made worthy. Apostles walked as they did so that rich or poor, they were humble beneath them. My shame is that I still have it easier than those that I see starving in today’s world, sleeping on dirt, without clean water, but I write to those who are educated and are reaping the rewards of those educations), and what I am doing for God, in His service….read 2 Corinthians 4…..very important. Citing Scripture, I could make this note another 8 pages, but I will stop here. Twenty to thirty minutes time, this took…to steer towards all that is required for salvation and to try to reveal all the traps…so, so, so many traps that have us completely removed from a walk of an apostle or disciple or true convert, have us blinded to the Truth. I wish I could have stood in front of you and answered questions and been tested, but I have, instead, revealed the ‘making of me” by God (ALL praise goes to God. His Will is always done, regardless of the wretched clay He starts out with) and also revealed the road we must strive for as we all work out our salvations “with fear and trembling”, but this is the best I can do in this current world and venue….in 8 (now TWELVE!) pages. SEEK HIS FACE….meaning get yourself as close to a state that is walking beside Him through the desert, no possessions beyond just what you need, etc, NOTHING you love more than the Father, each day. God is coming in wrath, but His mercy is always available to us. His love is great, but we must keep working towards the narrow, narrow road. Do your best for your circumstance. God sees all. Hold fast to ALL the love in this world and all the ways Jesus asked us to express it and LIVE it. Please read 2 Corinthians 8 and Acts 2 and please follow Christ. An apostle stood before them and asked them to accept a “Way” and if they accepted, they were baptized. Luke 18:8 reminds us that God asked if He would find FAITH when Jesus returned. Will He find faith???
Space travel might get you around the solar system, but these are some of your guides to travel to entirely new worlds.
I came to Christianity from a background of Buddhism, just a few thoughts:
Common misunderstanding I frequently point out: Buddhism is not about living in the present. “A morning without a meditation on death is a morning wasted (and afternoon, evening)” Living in the moment brings attachments which lead to desires and suffering.
This is a great summary IMO from r/Buddhism/168tbg – “To be completely blunt, I think the dominant ideology of /r/Buddhism, which can be put into a simple New Age mottoo: “Just. Be. Here. Now.” has not much to do with real Buddhism, at all. I think it’s in fact the exact opposite of what the Buddha taught. We purposelessly wander in samsara in birth-and-death precisely because we are always “in the present moment”, attached to whatever the present experience seems to show, and fail to see the big picture. But the big picture that the Buddha wants us to see is exactly what the New Age ideology demands us to ditch (thinking about the big picture / future rebirth(s) / Nirvana is shunned as “not being in the present moment” or “desiring enlightenment” – as if it was bad! As if the Buddha didn’t have a super-strong, stubborn desire for enlightenment that made him abandon the “present moment” of “enjoying” his time with his wife – most future/goal-oriented guy ever, far from the Big Lebowski, the Buddha was certainly not a “chill dude”: look what he sacrificed! look how hard he practised! the discipline, the determination! “I spit on my life – death would be better for me than not reaching my goal, victory over life and death”! – I paraphrase. Let’s not fool ourselves here about who He was.)
All this was perfectly exemplified when someone posted a “quote” of Lord Buddha saying: “Abandon past, abandon future, and embrace the present moment.” Needless to say this was another New Age forgery. A fake quote.
The real quote says exactly the opposite: let go of the past, future and present, and cross over to the farthest shore of existence. Now that’s a completely different story, at least to me.”
Humanism, hedonism, etc. encourage indulging in the present moment. Taken to the extreme look at Diogenes of Sinope. When asked how to avoid the temptations of lust, Diogenes simply began publicly masturbating: “If only I could sooth my belly by rubbing it.”
That sounds funny, and even begs the question, why are incessant drunkenness and having mass orgies out of style? Problem is, these indulgent actions deny that there is deeper meaning, or a higher happiness, that can be achieved. They also deny that there are undesirable future repercussions to these actions.
Buddha taught detachment from desires, that these bring suffering, and at the least distraction. If someone is going along with their fleeting whims, they are not going to find enlightenment or nirvana. Letting go of attachments frees the soul to experience bliss without being pulled back down to more primal desires.
Think about giving your favorite novel to a barn animal. The animal is driven by its physical sensations, and it will not be amused by the book because it’s not good for eating. But you understand there is a higher reward from that book than the senses provide, and perhaps even feel bad the animal cannot comprehend it.
Buddha said forget sensations, let go of the plot of that book, even lose the desire to live in a body, and just be; bask in the blissful state (I believe he was describing a state of unbridled or unconditional love) that one can find in a limited form in this life. Buddha said enlightenment can be experienced in extremely fleeting moments in this life, but one can attempt to achieve in their next rebirth. Walk in the “middle path” in the mean time to responsibly take care of life’s needs.
I now believe in Christianity, but believed in Buddhism for about eight years, and still study it to reconcile my past beliefs with my new, and in no way do I dismiss the wisdom Buddha had. IMHO, the Dalai Lama doesn’t represent Buddha’s ideals as well as he could, and I think that has some to do with Buddhism being seen as a New Age (which frequently dismisses the severity of bad actions) or hippie-ish belief set. Buddha was an intense teacher!
Hopefully that makes some sense
Do you mind telling me why you are now Christian?
Testimonial evidence is what convinced me. There are lots of stories like this that and are too complex to be imaginations, too emotional to be dreams, and too consistent to be hallucinations. When I hear so many people share stories like this with consistent patterns and without financial or other possibly motivating incentives, I’d be in denial to dismiss them.
I’ve heard the argument that experiences like these are biologically hard-coded, but that’s not possible because DNA only codes for physical protein structures, which are limited to hard-coding little more than instincts. Also, there is likely no evolutionary incentive for these experiences to exist after reproduction has occurred (rather than possibly calmness in elders which could served by simple calming sensations, but these experiences are frequently very frightening) and especially not in the very last momets of life. Conscious experiences are not based on genetics, but on the mind (or soul). I’m now convinced the world has a Creator, which I used to think was an outlandish idea, and knowledge is kept semi-hidden mostly as a moral test we’re not fully aware of.
I am not nearly as familiar with Hindu concepts as I would like to be, so most of those topics are outside of my realm of knowledge.
My view on the Bible now is that the original Hebrew and Greek is based on the verse “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction” (2 Tim 3:16). Of course, that sounds like circular logic – the Bible is right because it says it’s right, so I had to personally come to the conclusion first that the Creator’s words are written down in it.
My best presumption is before Biblical revelations, the laws of our next life were based closely on Buddhist understandings (maybe Hindu also), but then the mass revelation at Mt. Sinai to the Jews began the Torah, which put them under a new convenant that the rest of the world wouldn’t hear until later. Then prophets finishing off the rest of the Old Testament, and Jesus fulfilling the blood sacrifice law to mass witnesses, again creating a newer covenant. So those who believe Jesus was the Messiah will be judged per Christian law, those who accept Torah, but deny Jesus will be judged per Torah law, and those outside of those covenants will be judged less harshly (there is a verse about being better off not hearing/believing? the Gospels than rejecting them), but still harshly under karmic law. Buddha definitely believed in hellish rebirths (Naraka).
If you have the time, I recommend reading all of this: Buddhist cosmology (wikipedia)
I just paid attention to the lyrics of John Lennon’s Imagine for the first time and was blown away by how Satanic they are. I went ahead and translated them after getting the melody stuck in my head in case they weren’t clear enough. The message of the song is overtly about living for the moment and suggests a (false) peace if life was stripped of the depths of its meaning. It has well over 30 million views on the most popular upload with 98% ‘Liking’ it. Such a “cheery” Anti-Christ song from a man who was actually known to be quite abusive despite his public image.
Imagine there’s no Heaven
Let’s take away that hope
No Hell to worry us
No fear of consequence
Imagine all the people
Living for themselves…
Imagine there’s no countries,
but one-world government
No one to live or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Reduced to animals…
You may say I’m a dreamer
We should only live for fun
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be depraved
Imagine no possessions
Where we can’t help ourselves
No food to eat or nice things
Imagine all the mayhem
But I just want more drugs…
You may say I’m retarded
But my soul has been exchanged
I hope in Hell you’ll join us
Satan wrote this song for me.