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Read The Quran

 

In a food shortage crisis, keep in mind.... Yeshua HaMashiach is tasty food. The bread that comes down from above. On an unrelated topic, I'm reading the Quran for the second time around. I'm at Surah 23 "Al Muminoon", translated "the believers". I'm not going to lie, it's not the easiest read ever, nor was it the first time around back in 2001, but it's one I wish everyone would do, seeing as how there are so many muslims around us and it is beneficial to understanding their way of life and beliefs, etcetera, etcetera. I'm not going to get into great detail about all things Islam, but I would like to point out that as a people group, the Western world is greatly mis-informed, in general, but also specifically in regards to Islam. You can read the Quran online nowadays http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran or here, with the tafsir (explanatory contextual info.) http://www.englishtafsir.com Even if you aren't all that into religion or politics, it should at least be understood that everyone in power ... is.

Similarities Between Demons & Christians

 

 

I read a lot. I told her I was the messiah. She does't read a thing, she believed me.

"Are you really the messiah?"

"Yes, yes I am."

- Gord Downie

People say, “ You’re an extremist, you're just breeding fear, you're a conspiracy nut”. But we say, “ Woe to those who say,” Peace and safety.” When there is no peace or safety!”

Similarities between demons and Christians:

  • They believe in God

2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder

- The book of James

  • They go to “places of worship” and proclaim the Son of God

1:23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 1:24 saying, “Ha! What do we have to do with you, Yeshua, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!”

- The book of Mark

When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed by demons met him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way. 8:29 Behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with you, Yeshua, Son of God?

- The book of Matthew

Conclusion

Addressing the religious leaders, Yeshua said,

8:44 You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn’t stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father

– The book of John

Back to James:

2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder. 2:20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?

I guess my point is, that we live in a time where most of the religious community is deceived into believing in we are living in a peaceful time, and that everything is okay, and that their belief alone is enough to "save" them. These people seem to forget, or not want to believe that they are not greater than their master, and if he was treated the way he was, then they can’t be expected to be treated any better by the world. We aren’t “denying ourselves”, they aren’t being hated by all for their faith. What I see is a mal-nutritioned body of believers whose similarities to demons are greater than their differences. Instead of feeding the congregation, the pastors give you a pinky-finger sized piece of bread and a shot of grape-juice and tell you this is the emblems of their faith. Well, if that’s the case… the last supper must have really sucked.

If your faith has more similarities with demons than with your “Lord”, now is good a time as any to stop what you are doing and re-assess the foundation you stand on, and the way you act towards others. Wake up to the times that you are living in. Do some research. The sin of our time here in this nation is the pride of life and careless ease, and just like in the days of Noah, the flood is coming to take you while you remain unaware.

"Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’ 7:23 Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity." - The book of Matthew

Shock & Awe Vs. Expectation

 

My dad always says that he doesn't read the paper or watch the news, because he doesn't want to be depressed. I suppose that's the choice, isn't it? We can close our eyes and cover our ears, or face life with eyes wide open and ears attentive. To me, it's hard to find things like pop-stars lives, gossip shows, toothpaste commercials, car commercials, and even my work interesting, when what's happening in the world right now is happening. We are living in a time now where information about conflicts and deaths from the other side of the world can reach us in real-time, and usually with video.

How are we as a people supposed to react to problems overseas? Imagine, if you can, you are ruler on an island. You have developed this islands infastructure to your tastes, you have allowed immigrants of your choosing, and you enforce laws that you passed by whatever means you decided. Imagine now that a neighbouring island is at war. What do you do? You have a vast list of problems of your own, but still, on this other island people are dying. What do you do? Send money? Who will that feed? Send food? Does that stop bullets? Sell bullets to them? Send an army? Does that stop fighting? Do nothing? Can you hold your head high if you do nothing? Now imagine how small our galaxy looks from a million light years away in space. Imagine the other galaxies with their planets and suns and moons.

Now come on back here to earth. This is where we all live, and being that this is where we all live, these problems are our problems. Some people, most people I know in fact, can shrug off overseas conflicts as "over there" type problems. Is that the answer, to focus more on my own life and problems and ignore others? To me it seems that this would be exactly what the money-machine we serve would like. Keep buying, keep consuming. Business as usual. Personally I am trying to figure out the balance between my concern and interest for other people vs. my interest in my own life.

On one hand, you'd think people who express concern with what is currently happening in the world would try and move the earth to stop what they are concerned over. I'm thinking about some wealthy people I know who have expressed concern in the rising death toll in Gaza, doesn't their inaction say more than their words? Doesn't the fact that they are continuing life as they know it show that they really don't care at all? Or is our collective expectation of global unrest outweighing our shock and awe? Get a different viewpoint than the one being fed to you. I suggest : http://www.aljazeera.com http://www.jpost.com http://www.geo.tv. Typing these things doesn't fix the immediate problem.

The Biggest Problem

 

If I really wanted to. If I really wanted to I could live in a vacuum. If I really wanted to, I could stop fixating on the troubles around me and isolate myself from them but, when all is said and done, it's not so much as where I am as the skin I'm in. People run here and there, "the west is better", "the east is better", for some it will always be better wherever they aren't. I could move to an island and live out my days, not worrying about what troubles the world has, not thinking " I wonder what's going on in politics", or " I wonder how so and so is doing". I could, and so could you. Would it be escape? Would it be retirement? Would completely getting off "the grid" be accepting defeat? Some people, in their later years long for peace and quiet, and move out to the boonies and live out the rest of their days. Is doing that at an age that isn't socially acceptable as retirement age okay? Whose to say. Right? If I long to be able to live in peace, and to enjoy life, I may very well have to remove myself from this planet. And even if I could do that, it doesn't get rid of my biggest problem - me.

Necessary Colours

 

Sometimes the world seems polluted to me. Sometimes it seems that we have given free reign to all our selfish thoughts and are now seeing the manifestation of the result of having no restraint. I can see it everywhere. We have inherited lies from our forefathers and their forefathers also. This time of year I see the physical manifestation of spiritual darkness and sometimes it seems overwhelming. So I ask YHWH, my spiritual Father, to help me see things the way He sees them, and to encourage me in these times. I know for certain that things will get worse before they get better.

We can try to correct things in our own lives and start trying to be less selfish and prideful in our own way but humans are prone to self-preservation, and some people take that further than food and shelter. To me it seems that selfishness is a major root of a litany of the globes problems, and as much as I'm waiting to see the end of capitalism on our own continent, I'm not anxious to see what follows. Understanding a problem isn't a solution. Understanding world problems doesn't fix them, and being able to comprehend the various facets of global issues doesn't stop a gun from being fired, or put food on a plate. Being able to express your opinions on world events doesn't stop them from happening. We have been fed lies from youth, and are taught to embrace them as truth. In this time, in this place - darkness is passed off for light. I can't force the world to change, and I can't make people less selfish. What I can do is mend my own ways and hope that others do the same, knowing full well that in the last days wars will be only the beginning of the troubles to come.

It's the type of thing that almost makes you want to sleep forever. In a sense, sleeping is what a lot of humanity is doing, in my estimation. I trust in the end, those who are left standing will see the past as a necessary evil, and as part of a painting that needed these certain colours but, sometimes it's hard to know the end and not be there yet. Life on earth is a vapour. Endless amounts of humans have come before me and will come after me. Appreciating what part of history I am involved in is a nice project but, affecting change for the better in me and those around me would be more worthwhile than the graffiti of selfish ambition. No one and nothing can stop the great master plan of YHWH from it's completion ( it's going to be the coolest thing you've ever seen ) - not even me or you. We are going to come into a time where you won't be able to access your money (That's not cool at ALL!).

Whatever you have stored in the way of paper or electronic money will be useless to you. You may be able to barter for a while but in the end, the farmer and the family with fields and livestock will be the ones ahead of this horrible curve. Unfortunately these farmers won't be able to keep up with the demand of those pressing around them and we will eventually self-implode. Paper money has no value other than what we give it, same as gold, silver, diamonds, or credit. How much money do you have when your assets are frozen? How much bread can you buy with paper that no one wants? The solution that will be offered, or forced, may be lead to the worst time in history ever imaginable.

To be blunt, when your government suggests/forces a microchip (google VERI chip) on you that will allow you to continue to access personal medical and financial information - KNOW that your decision to reject or accept it will be of grave importance. It won't be a great time to be around whether it's in my lifetime or not. The party era is coming to an end, and those people who have built their entire existence on sand foundation will be the ones who will be left wanting, in every sense of the word. By all means you can continue in the party era and ignore any warnings, either way nothing changes. I suppose your actions now depend on if you care about your future or not. Your window of opportunity to mend your ways, and turn back to what matters is closing.