Christmas

CHRISTMAS

Christ, the sacrificial Lamb

He came to die for all

Rose from the grave on the 3rd day

Is seated on the right hand of the Father

Son of God

That was and is, and is to Come

Mediator of Heaven and Earth

A blessing for Eternity

Savior of the World

It is Finished!

My 11 year old daughter and her friend sing “It is Finished”.

Enjoy!

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Jhn 19:30

 

The Root of all Evil

The bible say’s “For the love of money is the root of all evil:1Ti 6:10. From that verse we can derive that the foundation of all evil stems from the love of money or merchandise, traffic, and trade.

The word “evil” is mentioned in 60 of the 66 books for an exact total of 613 times which also happens to be the exact number of commandments from the Mosaic law. Concerning the law, Paul says “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sinRom 3:20

In Gen 2:9 we have the first use of the word evil: “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat from this tree, but clearly they had a “love” for the merchandise of that tree and ate of the fruit.

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All evil is sin, but not all sin is necessarily evil. Sin is to violate a revealed divine truth from the word of God or to not apply a revealed divine truth from the word of God, while evil is a system of thinking that opposes divine truth in belief and behavior. The serpent in the garden convinced Eve into thinking that knowing good and evil and having her eyes open was better than the divine truth from Almighty God. Since the tree of knowledge of good and evil already existed in the time of Adam and Eve, they could not have been the first to oppose divine truth in thought and behavior. Is it possible to trace back to the original act of evil?

Nowhere in the bible is there an evil example of thinking that opposes divine truth better portrayed than what we see in Isaiah with the fall of the Cherub known as Lucifer (Satan). 

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High Is. 14:12-14.

The anointed cherub, leader of the other cherub and angels, was perfect until iniquity or unrighteousness was found in him and the “love” of merchandise caused him to sin. 

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of

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. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee Ez. 28

Not only was Lucifer the leader among the angels and cherub, but he was also the high priest as he had sanctuaries where the angels and cherub worshiped Almighty God, but his thought process of opposing divine truth and his greed for power and love of “money” created iniquity in him leading to his fall from the highest position in the universe under Almighty God, Possessor of Heaven and Earth.

Today is no different. The accumulation of vast wealth and power causes one to think it is their key to being untouchable. In these final days, the “love of money” is what moves the grand scheme of the enemy.

Half of world’s wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report

Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam

1 Go to 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 James 5:1-3.

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The definition of evil (to oppose divine truth) is summarized well by Jesus in the book of John chapter 8:

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

God say’s the riches belong to him and that they are no safe haven in the day of His Wrath. 

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. Zep 1:18

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. Hag 2:8

How do you view what God has given you? Are you a wise steward of what you have been given? One must choose between God and money lest the latter corrupt you to evil in opposing divine truth.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon Mat 6:24

Teenagers Ask… – No Greater Joy Ministries

Death – the last enemy to be destroyed. None can escape it unless one is blessed with the Rapture. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, especially one young of age, the following is the best explanation I have heard anywhere.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1Co 15:26

Source: Teenagers Ask… – No Greater Joy Ministries

The King James Bible

King James Bible – the Authorized Version

If God’s Word is infallible, then which version is it? No other version of bible protrays the amount of wisdom, understanding, enlightenment, and defense of false doctrine as the King James version. Mjultiple versions of the English bible exist, but only the King James is unpatented.

Volumes of works have been written to prove the validity of the King James over the other versions. The bible says the words of God are pure words purified as silver tried in a furnace. The separating and purifying of precious metals from other metals is called refining. The word “tried” in Hebrew, means “to be refined, to be tested”. The bible says we received the word of God, not by men but as it is in truth.

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psa 12:6

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1Th 2:13

If there are multiple translations of the bible into more “modern” words as translated by men, then how can the words be pure and as it is in truth?

The following is just but one example of how the other translations fall short of the KJV, but is powerful enough to give the reader pause for concern and show the KJV is the Authorized Version.

John tells us to try the spirits and that every one that denies that Christ came in the flesh belongs to the spirit of the antichrist.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:1-6

As a believer, we know that Christ(God) did come in the flesh and dwell among men. The key verse to understanding this and the spirit of the antichrist is as follows:

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1Jo 5:7

Here is what the other versions say in comparison. In sync with the spirit of the antichrist, they deny that Christ came in the flesh with the exception of the NKJV, but its’ legitimacy should also be taken with a grain of salt.

1 John 5:7 KJV NIV NLT ESV HCSB NASB RSV ASV NET
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. For there are three that testify: So we have these three witnesses For there are three that testify: For there are three that testify For there are three that testify And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Ecc 8:4