MANIPULATION, INTIMIDATION, THEN DOMINATION

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MANIPULATION, INTIMIDATION, THEN DOMINATION

TACTICS AGAINST YOU FROM THE ENEMY BEWARE

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

This is a warning to all Christians Manipulation, intimidation, and domination  these are the three tactics that are being used against all bible believing Christians, who are waiting on the pre tribulation rapture . I am warning you due to a personal testimony from not just myself but others. The enemy is using the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

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If he can get you on any of these three things, he has won half the battle. Always pray to Jesus daily ! Don’t fall asleep our redemption is near! This is why these tactics are being used against all who will fall for them. It is just not worth being left behind over.  If any one at any one time want any thing in this world or think they need it, Think again. We have a formidable foe who will come at you in any and every way he can.  He plays on the things that he knows you want to better yourself (So we are led to think) Beware ! Do not love the things of this world more than you love Jesus!  This is a trap set up to distract you so you won’t watch for the rapture. I encourage you don’t start to doubt stay sober and stay vigilant the adversary is roaming about like a lion seeking whom he may devour!

Jesus said that he cannot pluck us out of his hands, because the Father gave us to him. The war between good and evil is intensifying, and those who know who they are in Christ Jesus, will stand until the end. The enemy is mad because he knows that his time is short. He will use anyone or anything to try to take away your peace in Jesus, and get you thrown off course. He will even use your children, he will trick them, that is how evil he really is. I want to give you one testimony of person I know, this is the Lord’s clear warning.

One person seen themselves in a desert place and in the distance he seen a carrot on a stick he chased that carrot and could not grab it whomever controlled the stick kept pulling the carrot away and he stopped to think, hey I don’t need the carrot in this dessert I need water! He stopped chasing the carrot.

I really believe the man in the dream who chased the carrot stopped and realized this was manipulation in his life, he was put in this position by the person manipulating the carrot causing the horrible desert condition in the first place. He came to realize that this was a want and not a need then he stopped pursuing it. He stopped and said he really needed water. Who is the water of Life it is none other than Jesus. The enemy caused the desert conditions , this is the manipulation, then he used the carrot to dangle this in front of the man and made it harder to attain, this is intimidation. He sought to keep dominating this man through this but the knowledge of Jesus saved this Man from the enemies domination, because He cannot dominate a Child of the Most High Almighty God through Jesus Christ, satan lose everytime. the man knew he needed the water Jesus Christ.

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Through Jesus Christ we have victory because he is the most important thing in every area of our lives. If he is not in your life he should be. He has given us victory through him, when we speak to that mountain that stands in our way in this life nothing has power over the Child of God. Understand our enemy attacks through the materialistic realm. This is why we must bring into captivity anything that exalts itself over the Knowledge of God. Do not let anything in this world make you want it more than you want Jesus if you do, you have a idol, and this is sin. We should love nothing in this world more than we love Jesus. Things in this world are here to use because the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof but never should we want anything in it more than we want Jesus.

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Understand we can leave at any given moment in the rapture, Get to a point in your Christian walk to take anything in this world but be able to leave it too.  Every moment in this world is not a promised thing be always ready to go in the rapture and don’t get attached to anything in this world because satan is using these materialistic things as a vice to trap many. Pre tribulation rapture believers be ready to leave at any moment. No matter what don’t be manipulated and dominated by the enemy. Jesus is coming in all his glory and he owns the universe the Lord could give you a whole planet if he wanted to. Love him alone and don’t get caught up chasing a carrot you will never obtain. Jesus is obtainable if we want him and we seek him with our whole hearts he is there to help us to realize the things we think we want we really don’t need.  Jesus is all we ever really need. Praise God if we are blessed with anything and Praise God if we are not, but never let anything in this world dominate you from putting God first. This world is passing away and all the works in it. Those who have Jesus have everything; those who don’t and have only their materialistic possessions in this world, in eternity they will realize they really did not have nothing.

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WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE PLEASE WARN OTHERS !

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR MY ADVICE IS TO GET TO KNOW HIM TODAY AND CHOOSE HIM AS LORD AND SAVIOR YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THE RAPTURE

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THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING

THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING

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Matthew 4:4 says it so plainly Man shall not live by bread alone. We must question where are we getting our daily nutrition from ?  Are we getting our nutrition from the Word of God ? Or are we getting our nutrition from the word of Man ?  Remember the old saying you are what you eat.  This is why we all must be very careful and take heed that we are not digesting junk food, everything  that is eaten can be eaten physically or spiritually. Our bodies digest physical food as well as spiritual food. We must guard our hearts and Spirits in all things and make sure we are getting our food from God’s word rather than man’s word .

man shall not live by bread alone

There are many diverse belief’s and many doctrines and many roads out there. But the one true path is the path that Jesus Christ will lead you on. The Holy Bible is a guidebook that helps us to stay on the right path. It is a map for life and it helps us to filter out the wrong things in our lives, and the right things in our lives.  We admonish and share with one another the things of God like commanded in scripture. But we cannot pick and choose things out of scripture to suit our own personal needs, then not follow things that don’t suit our needs.  In other words we cannot choose what we want to do and disregard any part of the scriptures because it brings discomfort. Jesus said for us to take up our cross daily and follow him. That is exactly what we must all choose to do.

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Following God is not always a comfortable thing, this is why it is called a cross. When Jesus gave his life for us it was not comfortable for him either. Following Jesus is not always a comfortable thing, but we must no matter what. Yes it might cost you friendships or those who admire you or even your life, but what is  most important Jesus or this world?  I choose Jesus and I hope you do too. It is not about the praise of men or women, or popularity with the masses . Did you know that the praises of men is a abomination to God? This can make you an unworthy servant of the Lord we all must be very careful.

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Luke 16:13-18

King James Version (KJV)

13 No servant 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.

14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

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We all must pour ourselves out to God in relationship, and fellowship daily. We must let him direct us, and not follow every wind of doctrine. We must take up our crosses and follow Jesus. It is not about me or you, It is all about Jesus. If we get caught up in other things, this can and will damage our relationship with him. This will cause us not to hear his leading or his voice, and when we do this, we are not serving Jesus but we unknowingly serve the evil one and the desires of our flesh. We must be mindful and careful of this the heart and flesh. The flesh can be deceptive if we trust our own judgment, by our feelings and not by what God wants us to say or do.

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We must submit to God in all things and not trust our senses, we must at all times put our trust and our hope in him.  We must stay in a constant state of repentance, this flesh can be deceptive the three enemies of Man is the world the flesh and the devil.  We must stay humble to do otherwise is the biggest mistake we can ever make.

1 Samuel 15:23

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.

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To continue to walk on the wrong path when we have been warned not to is sin. God will tell us when something is wrong sometimes in visions or dreams he gives us warnings. When we ignore these warnings this is sin because, we are not doing the will of the Father. Then we develop ego and pride, this is not of God but of the flesh. If the enemy comes in your night visions don’t you question how is he allowed to come in there because you are doing God’s will and full of his Spirit ? Then you might say,  God has given you authority over the enemy, but he still comes and harass you even when you rebuke him to be gone. Well if this is you a hedge has been broken you must check and make sure that you are on the path that Jesus put you on, and you are not listening to the wrong voices that will lead you off the path.

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I discovered one mistake with the last posting, In which I do repent to the Lord for. It is not about my own dreams or visions to impress anyone, It is all about Jesus. in order for anyone to make the rapture, We must not only be hearers of the Word but doers of the Word. I do not want to bring attention to myself.  All glory goes to Jesus, he is the only one worthy of all power, honor, glory, and Praise.  He is the only Word we should be taking into our systems. Not anyone else’s words. People can make mistakes or get focused on the wrong thing, other than the message that God has specifically meant for you.

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Everyone’s dream or vision might not necessarily be meant for you or I . God sometimes mean it for the specific person he gives it to. people walk in diverse ways and the word you get, might not be for that person, and this causes someone else to stumble.  Be very careful of diverse doctrines and I apologize if anyone has stumbled by the dream video i put up . No matter who we are we make mistakes and must ask God for forgiveness in all things May the Lord help us all and we be found worthy to escape the things coming on this earth. The only important thing in this existence is Jesus !

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No matter how saved we think we are, we are not above reproach, and we are not above being humble and repenting ,and correcting what we have done. Jesus forgives us when we call on him, It is so important to give our lives to him completely, I have turned it all over to him, I do not profess to be expert on anything. Even after we give our lives to him we still should be repenting and not getting caught up in pride. He is only a prayer away and can help and defend you from the evil one all you have to do it trust in him, and follow him. Not only in word but in deed. he is waiting. 1 John 1:9 says If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, THE PASSOVER LAMB.

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, THE PASSOVER LAMB

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John 1:29
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Exodus 12:2 – 6
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Exodus 24:8
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words

As we celebrate the passover,also known as the day of deliverance for the children of Israel let’s reflect on what the sacrificial Lamb of God did for us. No man can ever imagine the great suffering, pain, and sacrifice Abba went through,When he let a world that denies him and hates him, put his only begotten son to death, so that they might be saved. Even all of the suffering Jesus went through, It  was indescribable. To be separated from the Father, and despised of men, whom he loved so much.

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We are taught what love truly is, as we read in the four gospels how Jesus was beaten,mocked, and scoffed at, scorned by men, and nailed to a cross. During the passover. After all of this, he spoke the words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. He went to the cross loving you and I, enough to die for us. Even though every man, and woman, born into the world are all worthy of hell.

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In this great battle of the ages, and through this great sacrifice. The seed of the woman bruised the head of the serpent. As Spoken about and promised in the book of Genesis, at the fall of man in garden of eden. Jesus was the seed of the woman, thus being born of a virgin. Just as Moses put lambs blood on the doorposts of the homes, so the death angel could passover, and not harm any in the homes of the children of Israel.

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The blood of Jesus is applied to us. To save us from death, hell, and the grave. The death angel passes over us. We are given mercy, just like the mercy God gave to the children of Israel, and delivered them out of Egypt. Jesus is the Great High Priest pleading on our behalf to the Father daily before the Mercy seat of God.

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Similar to the Children of Israel, We who have accepted Jesus as Lord,King, and Messiah. We will be delivered out of spiritual Egypt as well, By being raptured. This is our blessed hope it is our promised land. All of us who have given our lives to Jesus.We shall take a journey, and be fully redeemed by the Lord, and changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye. When we see him we shall be like him. We will have this because of the blood of the sacrificial Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who have taken away our reproach. He has taken away all of our sins by the washing away of our sins by his shed blood.

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Baptism is a clear representation of his death burial and resurrection. We identify with Jesus as we follow him and walk in his footsteps. As we are immersed in the water this is a representation of his death we are buried with him. When we are underneath the water, this represents the three days he was in the tomb. When we are brought out of the water this represents the cleansing of sin from us and new life in Jesus Christ. It also is a representation of his resurrection with his glorified body.

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Jesus loved us so much he chose to step out of eternity to become a sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. He endured the pain, the scorging, the mocking, the very people who crucified him before his death, he asked the father to forgive them because he died for them too. He opened the door to salvation to the vilest and crueliest sinner he loved them so much, he died for them. If you never really considered or thought about the sacrifice Jesus gave on calvary’s cross, and you fully don’t understand it. I recommend you see a movie called the passion of the Christ. The Movie does not compare to what Jesus went through, But it sure does come close and it gives you an idea. The beatings and the scorgings were far worse than any movie could ever produce.

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Jesus is and was God who came in the flesh. The creator of the universe and of all things. He is the Alpha and the Omega and the Soon coming King. He humbled himself and loved you so much he came and died for you. If he loves you this much, how can anyone resists giving their life to the one who came to give them life and give it to them more abundantly? I urge you if you do not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior give your life to him study about the way he lived and died. Giving your life to Jesus is the best decision you could ever make. Behold the Lamb of God who takes sins away from the world.

John 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

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FEAR NOT

FEAR NOT

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Psalm 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Proverbs 26:2
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

fear is a liar

Fear is a demonic curse from the pits of hell and if you are not careful and keep your eyes on Jesus the deceptive practices of this fallen world can catch you off guard, and paralyze you with fear. In the Word of God, God says he will keep you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon him. We must not let the news headlines disturb us so much that it instills fear. This is what some things are designed to do, to control you. Media is very guilty of rumors and some rumors are flat out lies that most of the time turn out to be untruths. Jesus called the enemy the father of lies, satan is also known as the prince of the power of the air. All kinds of things are over the TV and radio airwaves and they are lies, from the pit of hell. There are many things over the airwaves that are not good.

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Many are using news headlines to feed their spirit man when they should use the Word of God to feed themselves. The Word of God clearly says in the book of Genesis when man was created that, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedth out of the mouth of God. This is why some spiritually are dead, and don’t know it and they fly about receiving every wind of doctrine, because they are seeking the wrong food, and they are starving. People are feeding off of fear, Yes words are food. They can be poisonous,and bring death and they can be full of health and bring life. You must make sure if you are a christian, that you are getting a healthy amount of good spiritual food, not junk food. All good food comes from the Word of God.

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To sustain us for spiritual and physical survival, we must daily have a healthy serving of the Word of God. If we do not we can die spiritually, and get caught up into the fear that is going around everywhere. The fear that the world is dishing out is not a healthy thing, for anybody’s spiritual walk with God. If we trust in God there should be no fear, no matter how one’s situation might turn out. Materialism or anything in this world should not control a Child of the Most High God. We are in the world but we are not of the world. We can leave this planet at any given moment in rapture. There should not be any earthly attachments that will keep you from Jesus. Nor should anyone trusting God let fear paralyze them from doing their work for the Kingdom of God.

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Through the blood of Jesus and the authority Jesus left us, when we have the Holy Spirit, No Child of God should be controlled by fear. If fear is controlling a person this may be a indication of a idol in their life. Life on this earth can become a idol in itself. Jesus should be more important than this life here on this earth. This is why The Word of God tells us, Love not the world neither the things that are in the world, if any man loves the world, the love of the father is not in him. We must be filled with his Spirit in order to overcome the darts and the arrows that the enemy is throwing at any and everyone who will receive this Spirit of the World.

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We know that the rapture is at hand; because Jesus said in the Word that men’s hearts will fail them for fear of the things that is coming upon the earth. In Revelation men who have not given their lives to Jesus, will ask the mountains and the rocks to fall on them, to hide them from his Face. They will declare the great day of his wrath has come, and who shall be able to stand. If you know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, Do not fear. This is not his Spirit if you fear the things coming on this earth. Pray if you need to at the moment you recognize the attack from this Spirit, The only Fear that is good is Godly fear. All other fear if it is not a fear of God is evil and demonic, this type of fear hinders and ensnares and curses it does not bless.
Godly fear brings blessings not curses.

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Caution is not a sin but when fear takes over and you are crippled by it, recognize you are under spiritual attack and through the name of Jesus openly rebuke it and command it to leave you in Jesus name. Take up the shield of Faith, God promises that the restrainer will be removed before the whole wrath of God is poured out upon the earth on evil men  God’s servants will be spared from the wrath to come. Do not be afraid to do the work that God has called you to do. Ask him for strength often, he will provide it.

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Always remember this world is not our home we are just passing through. Before the war against evil comes to the entire planet, God will remove his ambassadors. Who are his ambassadors? His ambassadors are those who are in Christ proclaiming peace to this lost and dying world, they are the ones who are born again, they are bible believers who are filled with the Holy Spirit. The perfect Love of the Spirit, that they are filled with, casts out all fear. Perfect love casts out fear and God is love. His love is perfect, without error, liberty, and fear free.

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Don’t let fear cripple you from doing what you are suppose to do. If you do the enemy will use this to put you into spiritual bondage. You will not be able to be used by God, in all the things he has called you to do. The fearful and the unbelieving will have their part in the lake of fire so be careful, because fear is offensive to God. Trusting Jesus in faith is pleasing to God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. To those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior, my advice to you is to receive him now and ask him to come into your heart. In this way you can escape from fear, and stand in the boldness of Jesus Christ because through him all things are possible. With Jesus you have nothing to fear. He will be your strength and shield from the evil things to come.

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THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD

THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD

God is good for sure

So many negative things are all around us, and causing anxiety in many. This is the reason if our hope is in the promises of God no matter what situation we face, our faith will become strong in him, When we focus on the goodness of the Lord in our lives. When we do that we can see any situation in a positive light. All of God’s promises are yes and Amen. He is a Father who loves us more than any of us could understand, God is pure love.

He gave his son to us, Jesus Christ. God gave of his self so that he could see you live forever. Can you just fathom that the Creator of all things loved you so much that he gave a piece of himself to you, that you might live eternally?  What concerns you is his concern too. He cares for us just that much. It is a mind boggling love that no man on this earth is capable of, that is why many have guilt and that guilt is blocking them from accepting this type of love. God is so merciful and full of grace he does not care he just loves you for who you are and he is willing to forgive anything we have done all for the sake of love.

Who do you know that will allow a person to kill their own son, and the persons who does it hates them and rebelled against them.  Well God did this, he gave his son to mankind who hates him, so that man could live eternally.  We see this played out so well when we follow Christ. Have you ever felt love for people you fellowship with put you through various tests and trials? then you start feeling like how is it I have to prove myself to them to help them?  This happens a lot in our day because the love of many have waxed cold. This should not be, yet many have decided to do that to God, without even giving him a chance to help them.

The Lord has to prove his love in order to help, this is how some feel. This shows their lack of faith. Yet he already proved enough already by dying on the cross for you and I what more can he give?  Many are testing the Lord and this is sin. Everyday in good circumstances and bad we are blessed some kind of way by God. Even on days we say that are bad. Think about it, you may have food on the table, and a place to live, and your life is not endangered, like some in the world. God has left his Holy Spirit to restrain the full force of evil in the earth, that is his goodness. In some places wars and persecution is erupting, but it is not everywhere yet. We know it is coming a time when the whole world will have no peace. When the restrainer is removed.  The goodness of God is him  giving unrepentant man a chance to turn to him, and accept him. This is why rapture has not happened yet.

In his goodness he wants to give everyone a chance at eternal life, with joy, peace, and love forever. In his goodness this is a gift, the only requirement is acceptance of his son Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Then a person must take up their cross and follow him, in all things. We must let his love for others shine through us. We serve and awesome God a good God. When you have a bad day, just reflect on his goodness. Reflect on the trouble Jesus went through for you by stepping out of eternity, being God in the flesh to die on a cross so that you may live. Imagine the Fathers goodness watching his son die so that he will have eternal fellowship with you. What A Awesome God ! Who are we to complain ?  Reflect on his goodness he is worthy of all Glory Honor Power and Praise for that fact alone.

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I HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE THIS !

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I HAVE TO TELL SOMEBODY THIS

2 Corinthians 4:9 – 11
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Romans 8: 35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

This is the word of my testimony and I just wanted to share with you today, the goodness of the Lord, and why I serve him.  I love Jesus first of all because he first loved me, enough to take the time and help me even at times that  I did not deserve it.  He is and was a friend to me when I had no friends, He is a Father to me when I had no Father. He is now a bridegroom husband to me as I wait for the rapture.  He manifested his glory and his self to me in so many ways in the simplest things and in the most complex things.  I may face a good situation or a bad situation and in those situations he has always worked out all of those situations and made them in the ways that was best for me. I may not understand but i learned to trust him and with that trust, I always later learned he protected me, and it was always for the best.

My Lord is perfect he makes no mistakes, everything that concerns me is in his hands whether good or bad my love for my savior is strong and through every trial test and situation I go through I thank him for teaching me to go through the hard things in my life. Hard situations and circumstances let me know that this world is not my home, and when things happen causing me to fail. I praise the Lord anyhow, and love him more because he knows whats best for me and when the world hates persecutes and slanders me, I know that on the other side I have a victors crown that is waiting for me.  I am going to be rejoicing when he comes. Persecution does not cause me in any way to lose faith in My God.

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Persecution and opposition is a seed that is planted that causes my faith in my Lord to grow.. There is nothing in this world I could ever want, and nothing in this world that could ever please me as much as Jesus can. He is my all and all he is my everything. If something goes wrong in my life, I examine myself and if it is me I  repent and go another direction. He leads me with his staff to fountains of living waters.  I  never regret the Lord’s correction, it is for my good.  The things that i do not understand, the Lord comforts me in those things. Anything material does not matter to me I love him unconditionally with all of my heart, my mind, my soul, and my strength.

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I have lost many people i cared about but I know that Jesus has ruled their hearts even on their death beds. and I know that those I have lost without any reason behind it I will see again in glory. This life is fleeting and it will pass away. I know that whatever counts for me is the life I live for him now, because it will reflect the great love I have for my King.  Not only that, it will be the reward I receive at the bema judgment seat, after the rapture takes place. I love not the world neither the things in the world, for if any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him. I can take this world or leave this world but the final decisions of my life is in the hands of Jesus he is my strong tower in him I do trust no matter what. My strength is in the strong hand of the Lord.

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  I Just wanted to tell somebody that I adore Jesus I worship Jesus he is my Lord in him I do put my trust I don’t care about tomorrow whether it is good or bad it will not control me, all that matters is Jesus, because he is on the throne he is in control. though persecution eaten up the most important parts of my life, some day it shall reap a reward in glory.  These are the things that makes us overcome the small things. Who can separate us from the love of God?    I have faced challenges where my life was in danger as a child and as an adult, Satan tried to kill me many times. I have faced challenges of not having anything to eat as a child and at times throughout life not having enough to make ends meet in this life. I have had people I care about taken from me to later find out after they die, they cared for me all along.

our disappointments are God's appointmentsit's not about me but him

Satan has ripped my life apart in many ways and turned and laughed and mocked and scoffed about it. but throughout all of this Jesus has given me great victories. He has been my Prince of Peace,  he has been the rock of my salvation, he has been my Chief cornerstone, he has been my Jehovah Jireh my provider. He has worked through me to bless others, and that is the most blessed gift of all, when others are blessed through whatever he does through me. I do nothing but my Jesus he does everything. He keeps me from deception and pride, and encourages me through the storms of life.  Should my life be one  gigantic storm, It will never make me regret or stop serving Jesus Christ my Lord. I have not regrets for loving Jesus. He has done great and wonderful things for me, and he has shown me by his grace and mercy himself, for who he is. He is a Man of sorrow aquainted with grief. How do I know this because he has been with me many times as I have grieved, he has carried me through and made me stronger.

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I thank the Lord for the small blessings and the big ones too. I thank Abba for giving me his son Jesus Christ and I thank God  that the storms of this short life will yield to glory in rapture soon. I don’t care and never cared what man or woman think about me. I have been rejected by my own people and those who are not my people it makes no difference. People misjudge each other it does not matter what we think of one another, because we all make mistakes about each other anyway. But I do care about  what God thinks about me.  That is all that matters I know that i will cast my crown before his throne and worship and adore him soon. That is why I tell you whatever situation or circumstance you face today, it will pass and God is bigger than any negative situation you face today.

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What really matters is what are you going to do with that situation. Our God gives us free choice and I made the choice that i don’t care what negative lying situation the devil throws at me. My God is bigger and he is stronger than anyone or anything. I believe through him that,  No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me in judgment is condemned, and this is the heritage of the children of the Lord, I am a Child of the Most High God, and I know who I am in Christ Jesus. He lives in me I am his righteousness. No matter what I do right or wrong I repent and he lives in me he is in my heart and I am filled with his blessed Holy Spirit. Without him life has no meaning and it has no purpose. I hope you who read this are blessed by this short testimony. But most of all I hope that you have found Jesus and asked him to come into your heart. If you have not I encourage you to, this life may not be perfect on the earth but if you give your life to him in eternity you won’t regret it.  You will have eternal joy, and never have to face death again, if you face it today in this life. By giving your life to him you will have eternal assurance of eternal life.

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IS EASTER CHRISTIAN ?

IS EASTER CHRISTIAN OR PAGAN YOU DECIDE

FROM : http://www.israelite.net

 

Easter
or
Passover
Which Day Should
Christians Observe?
 
    Every spring, millions of professing Christians celebrate Easter, believing that this holiday honors the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But shocking as it may sound, this holiday has nothing to do with the resurrection of our Savior! Easter is actually the veneration of an ancient pagan fertility goddess whose worship God condemns!
The truth is, the pagan Easter celebration was instituted as a substitute for His Passover, a festival which God commanded to be observed throughout all generations, and which Jesus, the Apostles and the New Testament Church all kept!
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    Many professing Christians consider Easter to be one of the most important and meaningful celebrations of the year. In spring, literally millions assemble to attend sunrise services. These celebrants rejoice with a profound sense of liberation as the new life of spring, and thoughts of Christ’s resurrection assure them of eternal life.
Easter also involves family members in a variety of creative projects. In preparation, decorations are made, eggs cooked and dyed, baskets assembled, and parties are planned. The day is filled with religious services, games for the children, family gatherings, and specially prepared Easter dinners.
During this season, people are enticed by the soft “newborn” colors of Easter. The cheerful pastel colors such as lavender, pink, blue, yellow, and green, serve to lift holiday spirits. The children are tantalized by thoughts of baskets lined with brightly colored cellophane and filled with beautiful, jewel like eggs, chocolate bunnies, and marshmallow duckies. The youngsters run to an fro in delight as they hunt dyed eggs.
Shocking as it may sound, as alluring, and family oriented as the Easter holiday appears, God absolutely condemns it! This unbiblical spring celebration literally glorifies pagan sex and fertility rites, and is a blatant counterfeit of God’s scripturally commanded Passover.
 
Prove All Things
Have you ever researched Easter in a dictionary or encyclopedia? Did you ever wonder why there is an almost whimsical nature reflected in this holiday that is so closely connected to Christ’s brutal sacrifice, death, and resurrection? What does the word Easter mean, and what is the origin of this holiday? Did God ever command Lent, Good Friday, or Easter to be observed? What do the various Easter symbols represent, and how do they coincide with scripture?
More important, what Holy Days did Jesus, His disciples, and the first century Christians actually keep? Why don’t the modern churches celebrate these Holy Days that God commanded in the Bible? Was the Passover abolished because Christ died for us, or was it commanded to be observed as a memorial of His death? Why did the Roman church substitute Easter for God’s appointed Holy Day, and did God approve of this change? What do the symbols of Passover mean, and is it possible that you should observe the Biblical New Testament Passover instead of Easter?
The Bible and secular history both record that the early Christian Church did not celebrate Easter. More than twenty years after Christ’s resurrection, the Apostle Paul wrote to both Jewish and Gentile converts urging them to properly keep God’s Passover (I Corinthians 5:7). Further, true believers continued to keep the Passover for another 270 hundred years until an unconverted Roman emperor ordered believers to keep Easter or suffer the loss of their property.
Are you willing to prayerfully examine the facts with an open mind? God instructs believers to search the scriptures and prove all things (Acts 17:11; I Thessalonians 5:21). Can you put past personal prejudice aside and accept the challenge to search out the truth, proving it for yourself? Should you keep Easter or the Christian Passover?
 
Easter Is Not Christian
The original Church founded by Jesus Christ did not celebrate Easter! The early Christians understood that Easter was a pagan observance, and as such, condemned by God. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia reveals the true origin of this holiday:
The name Easter comes from the ancient Anglo Saxon goddess of spring, Eostre or Ostara, in whose honor an annual spring festival was held. Some of our Easter customs have come from this and other pre-Christian spring festivals. (Vol 4 p. 140)
    The goddess Eostre, or Ostara, is the Anglo Saxon equivalent of the Babylonian Ishtar and the Phoenician Astarte. The Wiccan website, Temple of the Dark Moon explains:
This festival is named after the Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eostre, also known in Old German as Ostara. Little is known about this Goddess except that Her festival was celebrated at the Spring Equinox, and became Easter. She was a Goddess of Fertility and was connected with hares and eggs. She may have been a Goddess of the Dawn. She may also be connected with the Greek Eos and the Roman Aurora, both Dawn Goddesses, and with the Babylonian Ishtar and Phoenician Astarte, both who are Love Goddesses.
    The ceremony and symbols of Easter existed centuries before Jesus ever walked this earth. Further, we are told that the celebration comes from the worship of a pagan goddess, a false god!
In addition, this goddess has a less than pure reputation. Her worship featured fertility rites, and immoral sexual acts permeated her celebrations! Collier’s Encyclopedia explains:
The Ishtar festivals were symbolical of Ishtar as the goddess of love or generation. As the daughter of sin, the moon god, she was the Mother Goddess who presided over child birth; and women, in her honor, sacrificed their virginity on the feast day or became temple prostitutes, their earnings being a source of revenue for the temple priests. (Vol 9, p. 622)
    It is no wonder the symbolism pervading the celebration of Easter is oriented toward sex and reproduction. Consider the symbolism of the lily. Easter celebrants go to church services and delight in the great numbers of lilies decorating their altar, never realizing that this flower was widely regarded from ancient times as a symbol of sex and reproduction. Unger’s Bible Dictionary explains:
Characteristically Canaanite, the lily symbolizes grace and sex appeal and the serpent fecundity.
    The cute and cuddly Easter bunnies are also culpable. As a religious symbol, these animals are declared unclean in the Bible. They have no place in the worship of the true God (Leviticus 11:6). The Catholic Encyclopedia admits the following about the egg laying Easter bunny:
The custom may have its origin in paganism, for a great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring gravitated to Easter. …The Easter rabbit lays the eggs, for which reason they are hidden in a nest or in the garden. The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility. (p.227)
    The egg also played a preeminent role in the pagan religions from ancient times. In more primitive cultures It was believed that the very goddess from whom we get our modern Easter celebrations came from a giant egg. In his book, Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop records a most amazing account:
From Egypt these sacred eggs can be distinctly traced to the banks of the Euphrates. The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians; and thus its tale is told by Hyginus, the Egyptian, the learned keeper of the Palatine Library at Rome, in the time of Augustus, who was skilled in all the wisdom of his native country: ‘An egg of wondrous size is said to have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, hatched it, and out came Venus, who after wards was called the Syrian Goddess. (p. 109)
    In many parts of the world, for centuries, hot cross buns have also been an Easter staple. The buns are baked with the symbol of a cross on them, and today many believe the mark represents the cross of Christ. This is also a fraud. Buns such as these were used in worship centuries before Christ. They were offerings to the queen of heaven, Ishtar, or Ashtoreth, goddess of spring and fertility. The cross actually originated as a “T”, representing Tammuz, the brother of Ishtar, not Jesus Christ! Notice what God tells His prophet Jeremiah:
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods. (Jeremiah 17:17-18).
    The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible explains how these cakes were used in worship:
The object of worship, particularly by women, in Judah in the time of Jeremiah: Cakes were offered to her with libations. The reference (is) to Ishtar, the goddess of love and fertility, who was identified with the Venus Star and is actually entitled ‘Mistress of Heaven’ (Vol. 3 p. 975)
    Easter comes from ancient worship of the goddess, Ishtar, or Ashtoreth. For this reason the early Church leaders rejected such celebrations. They understood that the Bible condemned these false goddesses and their vile practices.
 
Easter Condemned
The first time the Bible shows God’s people coming in contact with these pagan deities was as slaves in Egypt. There they were immersed in the worship of the sun, fertility rites, and animal gods of that land. The modern practice of taking a sun shaped wafer at communion actually came from this source. In ancient Egypt, celebrants would kneel before the priest and receive the round sun shaped wafer intended to fill the worshiper with the renewing strength of the sun.
When God freed the Israelites from Egypt, He not only delivered them from slavery, he also delivered them from the pagan worship of these false gods.
The Passover is so important to God that He used it to punctuate history. It was the final great miracle that God used to set Israel free from bondage (Exodus 12). So vital is this observance that God commanded individuals who were either too ill to observe it, or those who were traveling out of the country, to keep the Passover the following month (Numbers 9:9). Further, the Passover was commanded to be observed forever, throughout every generation. Notice God’s words:
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. (Exodus 12:14)
    Designed to be kept in perpetuity, the observance of the Passover, along with God’s other Sabbath’s actually picture our willingness to obey God. They are the mark of a true Christian (Deuteronomy 6:1-6; Exodus 31:13).
Passover is the antitheses of the mark of the Beast. It is God’s sign, or mark, worn in the forehead and hand. The forehead symbolizes what people think about, and the hand, what they do with their strength. Therefore God explains the importance of this observance, stating:
(the Passover observance) shall be for a sign (mark) unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. (Exodus 13:9)
    After revealing the Passover to Israel, God gave them His Law and Holy Days. Israel was then commanded to invade the Promised Land and stamp out every last vestige of the people’s pagan practices, including Easter.
Before the children of Israel entered their new land, God took care to forewarn them. They were absolutely not to adopt the religious practices of the inhabitants which they were commanded to dispossess! The people of the land worshiped in many perverse ways, including their particular version of the Ishtar fertility rites. Moses recorded God’s warning to them then and us today. He wrote:
When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods. (Deuteronomy 12:30-31)
    Despite God’s warning not to worship Him the way the pagans worshiped their gods, Israel lost sight of the Passover, and began to worship the pagan gods and goddesses of the local people. As punishment for this sin, God took ten of the twelve tribes away from Solomon’s son, Jeroboam, splitting the kingdom in two. The chronicler writes:
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:… Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians. (I Kings 11:31-35)
    Watson’s Biblical and Archeological Dictionary explains more about Ashtoreth. They write:
Ashtoreth, or Astarte, (was) a goddess of the Zidonians. She was also called the queen of heaven; …Solomon, seduced by his foreign wives, introduced the worship of Ashtoreth into Israel
    Unger’s Encyclopedia spells out the identity of this goddess:
Ashtoreth, Astarte, a Canaanite goddess. The Babylonian Ishtar, the goddess of sensual love, maternity and fertility. Licentious worship was conducted in honor of her. (p. 412)
    Ashtoreth is the goddess of Easter. God severely punished His people for worshiping her then, and He absolutely does not accept such worship today.
After the tribes split apart, Israel continued her downward slide into idolatry. God revealed to Ezekiel how far His people had sunk into this sin. The prophet, records God’s words for us, writing:
Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. (Ezekiel 8:13-14)
    Tammuz was the brother of Ishtar, goddess of spring and fertility. The Israelites wept during his supposed absence in winter hoping their tears would bring back the sun and abundant crops. As foolish as this was, God reveals what He considered even worse.
Ezekiel records the celebration of the return of Tammuz
with his sister Ishtar in the spring. The prophet records God to say:
Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east. (Ezekiel 8:15-16)
    God condemned those who turned their backs to Him, worshiping the sun in a morning Ishtar sunrise service. The Almighty describes this practice as “greater abominations.” He condemns it! When professing Christians assemble themselves on the ancient festival dedicated to the same goddess, and they face the sun as it rises, worshiping their god, does the Eternal judge this to be any less evil?
The ancient Israelites had lost the knowledge of the proper way to worship the true God. They had abandoned God’s Passover. In time they came to believe they were honoring God with their pagan celebrations and symbols. This is exactly what many professing Christians unwittingly do today.
 
God’s Passover Lost And Found
Over time, Israel let the Passover slip into disuse. They
adopted the pagan practices of sun worship again, going so far as to offer their children in the fire. Adopting the superstitious belief that fire came from the sun, they sacrificed their children in the fire believing their offering would purify the family.
Finally, God sent the ten-tribe House of Israel into captivity for their abominations. Their more obedient Jewish brothers in the south were spared for another hundred or so years, but in time they too fell prey to these seemingly seductive pagan practices. The Passover was again lost.
In time, king Hezekiah was born. This great man restored the worship of the true God. As a part of his reform movement, he commanded Judah to once again keep God’s sacred Passover. The Chronicler writes:
Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done. He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them. And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street, And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place… And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover unto the LORD God of Israel. (II Chronicles 29:1-5, 30:1)
    Hezekiah instituted many reforms, but after his death God’s people again yielded to pagan influence. The Jews slipped back into idolatrous worship, losing sight of Gods Holy Days once again.
After this, many decades passed before a priest chanced upon God’s Word, and gave a copy to the new leader, king Josiah. The king studied God’s law and was moved to deep repentance. His immediate response was to restore the Passover! The law was found too late to keep the first observance, and according to the commandment, Judah kept the Passover in the second month. As it is written:
The king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. …And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven…. And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire. … And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the Passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. (II Kings 23:3, 5, 11, 22)
    Whenever God’s people returned to true worship, they observed the Passover, rejoicing in the truth they had found. But the pattern of apostasy continued and eventually the Jews lost sight of God’s law again, falling away a final time. God then took them captive as He did their brethren earlier.
After seventy years, the Jewish people were finally released from their captivity in Babylon. Led by Ezra and Nehemiah, they returned to their land where they once again revived the observance of the Passover. There the people of Judah awaited the coming of their Messiah.
Christ Kept The Passover
The patriarch Isaac prophesied that the Messiah would come out of Judah (Genesis 49:10). Jesus could have been born no other place in the world than the tiny territory of Judea under Roman rule. Had He been born in a Gentile nation, or he would have been raised in a culture that observed the ancient Ishtar rites.
Christ had to be born and live in an environment where He could keep the Passover. If Jesus had not kept the Passover, He would have sinned, and we would have no Savior. Therefore, Jesus was born in Judea where God knew that the Passover would be respected and observed. There Jesus kept the Passover every year as He grew to adulthood. Luke records:
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. (Luke 2:41)
    Christ always kept the Passover, and He taught His disciples to keep it also. In fact, the last meal Jesus ate was on the Passover. Jesus told His disciples to prepare for this annual observance that final evening. Luke’s records:
Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the Passover, that we may eat. (Luke 22:7-8)
    When all was ready that night, Jesus observed God’s Passover with His apostles. Luke records that:
When the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. (Luke 22:14)
    This was no ordinary supper. The verse states “when the hour had come.” This was a specific time period when God had commanded the Passover to begin, after sunset on the 14th of Nisan (Leviticus 23:5). Christ’s sacrifice began at this hour with the betrayal of a friend, it continued with an illegal trial, a terrible beating, and it concluded with His crucifixion that afternoon, the exact time the Passover lambs were slain.
 
The Apostle Paul Kept The Passover
Christ taught His apostles how they were to keep the Passover, but the apostle Paul was not among the twelve at the last Paschal meal. He was called later, an apostle of equal rank with the twelve, but called to minister to the Gentile Churches. He was also taught personally by Christ for three years in the Desert of Arabia (Galatians 1:17).
While in this wilderness environment, Christ taught Paul to keep the Passover the same way He taught the other twelve. In turn, Paul then taught the Gentile Churches what he was given. They were to faithfully keep the Christian Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread.
While in Ephesus, Paul wrote to the Gentile Church in Corinth about 55 A.D. He sent them a letter during the Days of Unleavened Bread in which he wrote:
Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (I Corinthians 5:7-8)
    In these verses Paul was not addressing whether the Gentile Church should keep this Feast. Paul was teaching them the WAY they were to keep the celebration. The fact that they were to keep the Holy Days was a foregone conclusion.
Later in his first letter to Corinth, Paul explained more about how to properly keep God’s Passover. The Corinthian Church had been confronted with a number of heresies, and Paul corrected them regarding the proper relationship of men and women. He then discussed the importance of hair length, and finally explained that the Christian Passover was not to be celebrated by eating a meal. Paul wrote:
When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. (I Corinthians 11:20)
    Some were hungry, others were eating large meals, and a few were actually drinking too much. Paul reminded the Gentile Christians that he was teaching them what Christ had taught him as he records the following instructions:
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread. (I Corinthians 11:23)
    Notice first that the Passover service was not a weekly Sunday morning observance as some presume to celebrate today. Instead, it was a night service Paul speaks of. It was the night that Christ was betrayed. They were eating a supper, and that night was the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month. It was God’s Holy Passover.
That evening Christ changed the symbols from eating a lamb to the eating of bread and drinking a small amount of wine. Therefore, Paul taught that Jesus took bread, and:
When he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. (I Corinthians 11:24-25).
    Paul reminded Christians that Christ said “this do” twice that night. Therefore, true Christians are to do THIS and NOT something else! It is a command from Christ, and we must not do it any time we wish. Christ observed the Passover, Paul kept the Passover, and we are to observe the Passover. Christ kept it as God commanded, and Paul taught the Gentiles to practice this observance once a year.
 
The Church Continued to Keep the Passover
God’s Church has always celebrated the Passover observance as Jesus directed. After Christ was crucified and resurrected, the entire Church continued this practice. In fact, the Passover and the corresponding Days of Unleavened Bread were always an intrinsic part of the early Christian’s every day thoughts and lives.
Notice how the Holy Spirit inspired the author of the book of Acts to record the time of year in scripture by referring to these days. He wrote:
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) Acts 12: 3
    Luke, himself a Gentile, would not record time in terms of the Passover unless this day was paramount in both Christian thinking and practice. Illustrating this, the next verse there is another reference to Passover. The translators of the King James version of the Bible mistranslated this however. They put the word “Easter” into the text where it did not belong. The verse reads:
When he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. (Acts 12:4)
    The Jewish people never kept Easter. Further, this holiday was never an official part of the Church until corruption entered after 300 A.D. Consequently, the word “Easter” would never be a part of Luke’s vocabulary, and it has no legitimate place in this verse. The original inspired Greek is “pasha,” and it should have been translated “Passover.” Many margins today show the correct wording, and most modern language translations render the word as “Passover.” The New English Bible conveys the meaning of the word as follows:
. . . meaning to produce him in public after the Passover. (Acts 12:4)
    Paul and his assistants kept the Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. Notice how Luke refers to Paul’s travels:
We sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread. (Acts 20:6)
    The early Church kept the Passover, and all scholars acknowledge this truth. Illustrating this, the Encyclopedia Britannica 11th edition states:
There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The first Christians continued to observe the Jewish festivals, though in a new spirit, as commemorations of events which those festivals had foreshadowed. Thus the Passover, with a new conception added to it, of Christ as the true Paschal Lamb and the first fruits from the dead, continued to be observed. (P.828)
    Historians realize that the early Church faithfully kept the Passover for three centuries. The original teachings of Christ and the apostles were eventually lost and along with it God’s sacred Passover. It was much like the apostasy of ancient Israel.
 
How Did Easter Replace the Passover?
During the first three centuries after Christ began His Church, the observance of God’s Passover slowly dwindled until it was all but extinguished. In time, God’s feast was eventually replaced by a form of worship that had long antedated it. The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible Explains:
The development of the (modern) church calendar was a remarkably slow process in Christianity, and equally striking is the fact that so little of the Jewish year originally found a place in Christians celebrations. Where we should have expected a Christian transformation of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succoth, Channukah, Purim, etc, we find only the retention of the paschal festival (in the keeping of Easter). This is due to the fact the church year was largely the creation of the Gentile church, and the background of such notable days as Christmas, (and) Epiphany, etc is pagan, not Jewish.
    Understanding how these Gentile holidays came to replace the original Church celebrations is of great value in determining how we should worship God today. The change from Passover to Easter did not occur from a command of God. It did not evolve over time based on a Biblical principle or scripture. It did not come from a Christian Church leader. Instead, this radical change in Christian worship followed the same pattern of apostasy set by ancient Israel. Many decades after Christ built the Church, new young leaders looked upon the old ways as out-dated, and “Jewish.” Desiring to appeal to the masses, they took it upon themselves to modify the church in order to bring it into their modern age and culture. The Grolier’s Encyclopedia explains:
The church Fathers turned this heathen holiday (Easter) into the Christian celebration of the resurrection. (Vol 17, 1966).
    The Last Two Million Years by the Reader’s Digest Association describes this process. The editors write:
By a stroke of tactical genius the Church, while intolerant of pagan beliefs, was able to harness the powerful emotions generated by pagan worship. Often, churches were sited where temples had stood before, and many heathen festivals were added to the Christian Calendar. Easter, for instance, a time of sacrifice and rebirth in the Christian year, takes its name from the Norse goddess Eostre, in whose honour rites were held every spring. She in turn was simply a northern version of the Phonenican earth-mother Astarte, goddess of fertility. Easter eggs continue an age old tradition in which the egg is a symbol of birth; and cakes which were eaten to mark the festivals of Astarte and Eoster were the direct ancestors of our hot-cross buns. (1981 p. 215)
    The church underwent a metamorphosis as heathen practices and festivals were added. Jesse Hurlbut describes this change in the first century in his book, The Story of the Christian Church. He writes:
We name the last generation of the first century, from 68 to 100 A.D., ‘The Age of Shadows,’ partly because the gloom of the persecution was over the church; but more especially because of all periods in the history, it is the one about which we know the least….For fifty years after St. Paul’s life a curtain hangs over the Church, through which we strive vainly to look; and when at last it rises, about 120 A.D. with the writings of the earliest church fathers we find a church in many aspects very different from that in the days of St. Peter and St. Paul. (P. 41)
    After 100 A.D. the church was “very different.” The church was completely transformed. It was no longer the Church founded on the apostles and prophets, with Jesus as the chief corner stone! What happened? How did the changes come about?
When church historians discuss this period, they claim to have no records of this time, but they ignore the Bible as a historical source. The Bible tells us clearly what was occurring during this first century.
During the time between Christ’s resurrection and the apostle John’s death, false ministers crept into positions of influence and power in the church. God’s apostles fought valiantly to keep the true doctrines alive, but as early as 50-51A.D., a false system was already well established. Paul writes:
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: (I Thessalonians 2:7)
    By 53 A.D. a false teaching regarding the gospel was well established, and doing its insidious work. Paul writes:
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, Which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 6:1)
    Within two years, by 55 A.D., false ministers were readily being accepted in the church. The apostle Paul writes to the church at Corinth, stating:
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. (II Corinthians 11:4)
    Paul continued to explain the destructive work of false teachers. They appeared to be true ministers on the outside, but taught wrong doctrine to unsuspecting believers. Paul unequivocally states:
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness. (II Corinthians 11:13-14)
    By 68 A.D. Peter was forced to write a similar testimony. He states that false ministers infiltrated the church.
There were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways. (II Peter 2:1)
By 69 A.D., Peter, Paul, and many other Church leaders had been martyred. This created a power vacuum into which ambitious and immoral men rushed to fill the void. The last letter in the New Testament, written in the late 80s or 90s A.D., addresses this situation in the Church. Jude writes:
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 3)
    The Bible reveals that as the Church approached the close of the first century, true Christians were finding it difficult to hold on to the original teachings of Christ and His Apostles. A different gospel was being preached, another Jesus was being propagated, and a different spirit was creeping into the church. God’s law was being minimized and the Church was being changed slowly from within.
After a Jewish uprising and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., anti-Jewish sentiment spread throughout the Roman empire. To avoid persecution, many of the professing Christians began to avoid any thing that seemed Jewish.
Further, many had come from a pagan background, and had observed Sunday ceremonies in honor of the sun for decades before this time. Consequently, many began to return to their previous Ishtar worship – claiming to celebrate Christ’s resurrection on the more familiar Sunday. Contrary to the true meaning of the Biblical phrase, many began to call Sunday “the Lord’s day” (Revelation 1:10; Isaiah 34:8). This seemed to give Sunday and Easter legitimacy to those who lacked understanding, and many reverted to former ways of worship. The Churches ministered to by the apostle John in Asia
remained faithful, however, continuing to observe Passover. The Encyclopedia Britannica Explains:
In the second century of our era there were many churches in Asia which kept the fourteenth day (Passover). They were called Quartadecimans, which means the keepers of the fourteenth day of the lunar month. Among the observers of the quartadeciman festival are counted Polycarp …it is (also) incontrovertibly clear that the quartadeciman Christians celebrated Passover. The name and the date of the festival are the same as in the Israelite calendar… The quartodeciman Christians commemorated only the Death of the Lord Jesus, and not his Resurrection.
    Before the apostle John died, prior to 100 A.D., he personally taught a younger disciple named Polycarp. By 159 A.D., the observance of Easter had become the predominate observance in the western churches, and Polycarp traveled to Rome to counteract this pagan practice which had arisen there.
In the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers Irenaeus writes:
But Polycarp also was not only instructed by the apostles, and acquainted with many that had seen Christ, but was also appointed by Apostles in Asia, bishop of the Church of Smyrna…he was also in Rome in the time of Anicetus and caused many to turn away from the heretics to the church of God. While at Rome, Polycarp discussed the matter of Easter with the Roman bishop… Anicetus (could not) persuade Polycarp not to observe it (The Passover) because he had always observed it with John the disciple of our Lord, and the rest of the apostles, with whom he associated; and neither did Polycarp persuade Anicetus to observe it, who said that he was bound to follow the customs of the presbyters before him.
    Because Rome was the capitol city of the empire, the Roman church began to view itself as the headquarters for all Christianity. Over time, the Roman church also had patterned itself after the Roman civil governmental system.
Having set themselves up to be the leaders, the church in Roman began to demand that all the churches in the empire submit to their rule – even when their decisions seemed unbiblical.
Finally, approximately 40 years after Polycarp’s visit to
the capital city, Rome was convinced she now had the power to demand that the churches in the east eliminate the observance of the Passover. The faithful Polycarp had long since been martyred, but he had trained a man named Polycrates to replace him.
This new leader of the churches in the east carried on the fight to hold fast to the original teachings. Consequently,
Polycrates also traveled to Rome to contest the new Roman bishop on the issue of Easter or Passover. The Encyclopedia Britannica records the result:
That province (John’s Pastorate) was the only portion of Christendom which still adhered to the Jewish usage, and Victor demanded that all should adopt the usage prevailing at Rome. This Polycrates firmly refused to agree to, and urged many weighty reasons to the contrary, whereupon Victor proceeded to excommunicate Polycrates and the Christians who continued the Eastern usage. (P. 828)
    Eusibius is considered to be the most authoritative church historian for the first three centuries. In his famous book, Ecclesiastical History, He writes of this famous controversy, stating that:
The Asian bishops who insisted that they must observe the custom transmitted to them long ago were headed by Polycrates.
    Eusebius then records the letter written to Rome by this courageous man of God, Polycrates. He writes:
We for our part keep the day (Passover) scrupulously, without addition or subtraction. For in Asia great luminaries sleep who shall rise again on the day of the Lord’s advent, when He is coming with glory from heaven and shall search out all His saints – such as Philip, one of the twelve apostles, who sleeps in Hierapolis … Again there is John, who leant back on the Lord’s breast…he too sleeps in Ephesus. Then in Smyrna there is Polycarp, bishop and martyr; and Thraseas, the bishop and martyr from Eumenia, who also sleeps in Smyrna. Need I mention Sagaris, bishop and martyr, who sleeps in Laodicea, or blessed Papirius, or the eunuch, who lived entirely in the Holy Spirit, and who lies in Sardis waiting for the visitation from heaven when he shall rise from the dead? All of these kept the fourteenth day of the month as the beginning of the Paschal festival, in accordance with the Gospel, not deviating in the least but following the rule of the Faith. Last of all I too, Polycrates, the least of you all, act according to the tradition of my family, …for seven of them were bishops and I am the eighth, and my family have always kept the day when the people put away the leaven. So I, my friends, after spending sixty-five years in the Lord’s service and conversing with Christians from all parts of the world, and going carefully through all Holy Scripture, am not scared of threats. Better people than I have said; ‘we must obey God rather than men.’ (P. 232)
    The famous writer, Irenaeus persuaded the Roman bishop Victor not to excommunicate all the churches in the east. Still, the controversy raged on for many years after this. This division over the Easter issue was not solved until it was formally ruled upon by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine in the council of Nicea in 325 A.D.
Centuries before this famous council, the prophet Daniel had foretold of a “little horn” that was to come. This little horn symbolized a leader who, while limited in power, would think to change times and seasons (Daniel 7:25). Constantine fulfilled this ancient prophecy of Daniel.
It was this man who was responsible for the union of church and state. Constantine realized that because of rampant immorality amongst his subjects, the empire was degenerating. On the other hand, within the empire there was an outlawed movement called Christianity whose adherents were highly moral and who would die before they would abandon their faith. Constantine seized upon the growing Christian faith to unite and strengthen his fracturing kingdom.
The pagan emperor decided to legalize Christianity. He issued the edict of toleration, and throughout the empire believers rejoiced because the new law halted the persecution. But this joy was short lived. Eventually, Constantine outlawed any religion but Rome’s version of the faith.
Regarding the issue of Easter or Passover, Constantine’s concern was for unity in his empire. The observance of Passover by some of the churches was a threat to the solidarity he needed to cement his failing empire. Consequently, the emperor called the bishops to Nicea to resolve this question and end the division.
At this famous council, the emperor ultimately declared that he would outlaw the Passover, and make Easter the official church holiday. After his monumental decision, he wrote a letter to all the churches in the empire explaining his reasoning on the subject. The following is an excerpt from that letter:
When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day; …it was declared particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of all festivals, to follow the custom of the Jews, who have soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded…. We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews,… in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews, for it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast… They do not possess the truth in this Easter question; a Divine Providence wills that this custom should be rectified and regulated in a uniform way; and everyone, I hope, will agree upon this point. As, on the one hand, it is our duty not to have anything in common with the murderers of our Lord; and as, on the other, the custom now followed by the Churches of the West, of the South and of the North, and by some of those of the East, is the most acceptable….You should consider not only that the number of churches in these provinces make a majority, but also that it is right we should have nothing in common with the Jews.
    In the Nicene council, the decision was made to universally adopt the observance of Easter. This law then became binding for all who professed Christianity. From that time forward, those who were a part of the Roman Empire celebrated Easter, and those who held fast to the teaching of Christ and the apostles went underground to keep their faith.
In this context, it is very important to consider why this decision was made. Was this judgment legitimate? Did it have God’s approval? The Emperor’s letter outlines three main reasons for his historic decision. They are listed below:
Three Reasons Why Emperor Constantine Changed the Passover to Easter
  1. It was convenient for all to keep the same day.
  2. The majority were already keeping Easter
  3. To have nothing in common with the Jews
    When it came to the decision regarding the Passover, there was no mention of what the Holy Scriptures said about God’s feast, no reference to what Christ practiced, and no allusion to what the apostle John had taught. There was no regard for what Paul taught the Gentile Churches. There was certainly no reference to the verse that states that the Jews were given the unique role in all human history to preserve the sacred scriptures (Romans 3:1-3).
The church was now made part of the Roman empire. The Roman church leaders influenced the emperor, and he, rather than God, dictated what the church was to believe and practice – all based on political reasons, not on Scripture.
 
The True Church Continued To Keep Passover
The council of Nicea was a defining moment in the history of all western civilization. The growing church which called itself “Christian” became inextricably joined together with the Roman political system in the prophesied unholy alliance. The “little horn” of Daniel did his work, and the woman (a church in prophetic terminology) began to ride the beast – the Holy Roman empire (Revelation 17:3,7). From this moment in time, the church shifted from being persecuted, to being the persecutor!
The leaders of what would one day be called the Roman
Catholic church began to kill, imprison, and confiscate the property of those who did not comply with the new “Christianity.” As Christ had prophesied, they began to kill God’s people thinking they were doing God a service (John 16:2). But these attacks by the great church on those who kept the Passover did not stop the true believers from worshiping as Christ had taught.
Jesus had promised that His Church would not die out. He said the gates of hell would not prevail against it (Matthew
16:18). Therefore, the Church continued to exist, and God’s people persisted in keeping the Passover. In his book, The Apostolic Community to Constantine, Karl Baus traces the history of the faithful from the third century through the fifth:
The quartodeciman minority remained faithful to their previous practice throughout the whole of the 3rd century… (later) the council of Nicea expelled the Quartodecimans from the ecclesiastical community. Thereafter, their numbers continually declined, though even into the fifth century the great church had to deal with them on occasion. (P. 271)
    By the 7th century A.D. the Church became visible again. During this time, the mountains in Asia Minor and Armenia hid a people named Paulicians. The church historian Broodbent describes these people in The Pilgrim Church:
The persecutions to which they were subjected, and the systematic destruction of their literature, hide from us all but occasional glimpses of their history, though what remains is sufficient to show that there were in those wide regions of Asia Minor and Armenia… churches of baptized believers, disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, who kept the teachings of the apostles received from Christ and contained in the scriptures, in an unbroken testimony from the first.
    Fred Coneybear found and translated the Paulician book, Key of Truth. In it, he explained that he had finally understood that these people were the remnant of the original Church:
All who had written about them had been misled… I now realized (he said) that I had stumbled on the monument of a phase of the Christian Church so old and so outworn, that the very memory of it was lost. The Sabbath was perhaps kept. Wednesday and Friday were not kept as fast days, and of the modern Christmas and of the Annunciation, and of the other feasts connected with the life of Jesus prior to his thirtieth year, this phase of the Church knew nothing. The general impression which the study of it leaves on us is that in it we have before us a form of Church not very remote from the primitive Jewish Christianity of Palestine.
    The Paulicians remained visible until about the 10th century. Following Christ’s example, they kept the Passover for centuries before they finally became lost to history.
By the 13th century, the Church reappeared, this time identified as the Waldenses. The New Schaff Herzog Religious Encyclopedia states of them that:
They were determined to celebrate the Lord’s Supper yearly, and that in France it had been the custom of these people to celebrate it yearly from an early time… in Germany as well as France the Waldenses celebrated the Lord’s Supper yearly… (p. 243).
    The noted historian, Mosheim explains that remnants of this same group were called Passaginians in Italy. They professed to keep God’s Ten Commandments in their part of the world during the years 1100-1200. Mosheim explains their beliefs, saying:
In Lombardy, which was the principal residence of the Italian heretics, there sprung up a singular sect known, for what reason I cannot tell, by the denomination Passaginians… they had the utmost aversion to the dominion and discipline of the church of Rome; but they were at the same time distinguished by two religious tenets which were peculiar to themselves. The first was a notion that the observance of the law of Moses, in everything except the offering of sacrifices, was obligatory upon Christians; in consequence of which they…abstained from those meats, the use of which was prohibited under the Mosaic economy, and celebrated the Jewish Sabbath. (Eccl. Hist.,Cent, 12, part2, chap.5 sec14,p.127)
    During the 17th century, the Church reappeared once again, this time in England. The London Public Library contains this excerpt recorded in the History of the True Church:
A complaint is entered on certain people for celebrating the Lord’s Supper in the morning, when it is said it should be celebrated in the evening. The name ‘Church of God’ is mentioned twice referring to people holding the Passover in the evening.
    In the book, The History of the True Church, Duggerdescribes the church in America. He writes:
The church in Rhode Island was founded the year 1671, and Ephreta, Pennsylvania, May 1725, with numerous other congregations throughout the eastern states… During these early colonial days congregations were at first isolated because of distance and a lack of means of travel with no roads between them. Thus being isolated from fellowship with one another, we find companies in one place called the Church of Christ, in another place the Church of God, while in other communities they were simply called ‘Sabbatarian Congregations’ but the belief was practically the same. They stood for the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, observing the true Sabbath, keeping the Lord’s Supper yearly on the 14th of the first month. (p. 252-253)
    In his book, History of the Sabbatarians, Clarke records the Church keeping Passover a hundred years later. He writes:
Some of these (western Virginia) churches, believe in the washing of one another’s feet, at appointed times,… but the Sabbath and Baptism are their distinguishing tenets… Concerning the Passover, or the Lord’s Supper, in at least one assembly of the early Sabbatarians in West Virginia, the following is illustrative; ‘March 21, 1853, it was voted that communion service be held once in twelve months on the fourteenth day of the first Jewish Month, ie., on the evening of the Passover.
    From the past, throughout the more recent history of the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of congregations of the Church of God around the world have continued to faithfully observe the Passover. The Eternal Church of God is one of those assemblies who is committed to keeping this sacred day that memorializes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Church teaches that even when Christ finally returns in glory, it will not spell the end of this observance. Instead, His return will herald a time when all people will observe the Passover.
 
The Passover is an Ordinance Forever
The Passover was to be observed forever. Therefore,
God told Moses to record the following words:
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. (Exodus 12:14)
    The Passover is a permanent ordinance. It was not done away when Christ died, and it will not be eliminated at His return.
Jesus clearly stated that He would celebrate the Passover in His kingdom. At the last supper, Christ talked longingly with His disciples and He made the following promise:
With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. (Luke 22:15-18)
    Jesus spoke to His followers about His return, explaining that He would again eat the Passover and drink the wine with them. He reiterates this in Matthew’s gospel, saying:
I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom (Matthew 26:29)
    Few have grasped this truth. When Christ came the first time, He did not change the Holy Days. Instead, He kept them His followers continued their commemoration. Further, Christ will keep them in the millennium.
When Christ comes the second time, He promises to take a much more aggressive approach, literally enforcing the observance of His Holy Days. He will literally exact a penalty upon those who refuse to keep His commanded days. The prophet Zechariah reveals that Christ will require those who survive the battle of Armageddon to observe His commanded feasts. He writes:
It shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, upon them shall be no rain. (Zechariah 14:16-17)
    After Jesus Christ returns, He will set up His kingdom. It will be the literal government of God on this earth. He will bring scattered Israel back from her captivity to the land of promise a second time. There he will begin to rebuild Jerusalem. He will construct a magnificent temple, set a prince over it, and require His Holy Days be observed.
In the book of Ezekiel, several chapters discuss this new temple which will be the headquarters for the government of the entire world. In chapter forty five, Ezekiel records various offerings that will be given then, and then he addresses the Passover. Ezekiel explains that the prince of the temple will teach people to keep God’s Passover. He writes:
In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. (Ezekiel 45:21)
    Christ will enforce observance of His Holy Days during the Millennial rule, and eventually all will come to know God and His ways. Habakkuk writes these encouraging words:
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14)
    This wonderful time is coming soon. Jesus will rule the earth for a thousand years. During this period, all will come to know God. People will no longer keep Easter. All will observe His sacred commanded ceremony, the Christian Passover. All will come to understand the love of God and the magnitude of the sacrifice that He made for each one of us as we keep God’s Passover from year to year.
 
Faced With A Choice
Like the ancient Israelites who fell away, losing all awareness of God’s Holy Days, many professing Christians today have lost the knowledge of God’s Passover. They do not realize that God will require keeping His Passover in the future, that His faithful have always kept this ceremony, or that God planned the Passover observance from the very beginning.
The scriptures reveal that Christ was actually slain before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). This means that the Passover was planned before man existed. Days before creating man, God set the astronomical calendar in the heavens with a specific purpose in mind. God said:
Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: (Genesis 1:14)
    On the fourth day of creation, God set the great astronomical bodies of the sun and moon in their respective orbits for “signs,” and for “seasons.” The word “sign” is “owth” in the Hebrew, and means a mark or beacon. Owth is the same word God uses when He states that His Sabbaths are a “sign” (Exodus 31:13). The Eternal then created the Sabbath on the seventh day, and that weekly celebration continues to this day. The other word that God uses to describe His purpose for placing the sun and moon in their respective positions is “seasons.” This word is “mowdah” in the Hebrew, and it literally means days for “assembly,” or “Holy Day observance.”
This truth gives us incredible insight. God actually set the astronomical calendar in motion before He created man, and these vast bodies were to serve as a lunar-solar calendar to signal the time His Holy Days are to be observed.
This is of great significance! It means that God planned to atone for man’s sin before the foundation of the world, and therefore He set the Passover, picturing His atoning death, in the creation calendar to be on the first full moon of the first month of every year as a memorial.
God later revealed this celebration to His people when He freed them from their bondage in Egypt. When God’s people were faithful to Him, they kept the Passover. When they fell away from God, they celebrated Easter.
In the New Testament, Jesus kept the Passover as an example for us to follow (I John 2:6). His Apostles observed it, and Paul taught the Gentiles to keep it (I Corinthians 5:7).
Further, historically the Church of God through the centuries has faithfully kept this ordinance. And, today there exists around the world thousands of congregations of the Church of God keeping the commandments of God rather than the traditions of men. Finally, when Christ returns He will teach all mankind to observe His Holy Days, including the Passover.
 
A Decision to Make
But what about you? And what about now? What will you do with the knowledge that you have been given? Your decision is of the utmost importance. To be a son or daughter of God, you must keep His Passover. John records Jesus’ words stating the following:
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (John 6:53).
    When Jesus made this statement, He did not mean to take communion every Sunday as many churches do today. Jesus never did that, neither did the twelve Apostles, nor did the apostle Paul. Christ’s words mean that we must keep the Passover as He commanded. Furthermore, Jesus’ words mean we must literally take Him inside us, as the Passover symbols picture. We must surrender our will to His and allow Him to live in us (Galatians 2:19-20). This is the true meaning of the Passover.
Knowing this, you now have a choice to make. Are you going to celebrate Easter or will you obey your Creator and observe Passover?
Some will argue that they do not believe they are worshiping false gods when they celebrate Easter. They believe that they can worship Jesus using the symbols of Easter no matter the source of those symbols.
Before you make your decision, reflect on and carefully weigh the example of Aaron and the golden calf. For hundreds of years Israel had been in bondage in Egypt. There they had lost the knowledge of God’s way, but became very familiar with the worship of false gods. Shortly after their deliverance from Egypt, when Moses was gone for a time, the people demanded a god to worship. Aaron then made them a calf such as they were accustomed to.
When Aaron made the calf, did Israel think they were worshiping a false god? Absolutely not! They believed they were using the symbols to worship the true God. As Moses writes:
And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, tomorrow is a feast to the LORD. (Exodus 32:5)
    Aaron made a feast to the LORD using the familiar pagan Egyptian symbols of a golden calf. He thought the people could worship the true God with man made symbols. Many people hold a similar belief today. Do you think that you can worship God with the false, pagan symbols of bunnies, eggs, and lilies? In the case of the ancient Israelites, notice God’s reaction:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed there unto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: (Exodus 32: 7-10).
    Moses was also furious when he saw the idol they had made. He burned the golden calf in the fire, and he ground it to powder. Then he made the children of Israel drink of the powder with water. After this he went to God and petitioned Him saying:
Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. (Exodus 32:31)
    The Israelites had sinned a GREAT SIN by using false symbols to worship the true God. Celebrating a feast to God with Easter symbols is also great sin! If Moses did not intercede, God would have destroyed the people for their sin.
When God brought the people into the promised land,
the land was filled with idolatry including the worship of the sun god and fertility goddess Ishtar. At that time, God told Israel to destroy all the remnants of such worship. He also gave His people a warning. He commanded them not to adopt any of the ways that these people worshiped their gods. Moses records Gods warning:
When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee… Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, …and that thou inquire not saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: (Deuteronomy 12:29-32)
    Notice that Israel was not to look to the pagan practices of worship, and use their customs in any way. God did not consider it acceptable to worship Him using the various pagan symbols. He did not tolerate such worship. He hated it! God’s words echo to us down through the age as He thunders His warning to mankind:
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God.
    God does not approve of using pagan symbolism to worship Him! If we use false means of worship, it will pervert our perspective of God, and over time we will lose sight of His greatness, and purpose.
Israel forgot God’s command and began to use the symbols of Ashtoreth, the goddess of fertility, to worship. God sent them into captivity for doing so, and He will send this nation of professing Christians into captivity for the same abominable practices before He returns.
So important is this issue, your very eternal salvation is at stake. When Christ returns He will have to address a group of people who believe themselves to be Christians, but who will be absolutely shocked to find they are not! Jesus states:
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:22-23)
    These will be individuals who call Jesus their Lord. They will have even preached in His name. They will have done many good works for Him. Yet, He tells them to “depart.” Why? Haven’t they accepted Him? Isn’t that all we have to do?
The reason Christ gives is that they work “iniquity.” This word “iniquity” simply means “lawlessness.” These are people who do not obey God’s law. They believe they are worshiping Christ, but He states they are doing so unlawfully.
They are worshiping Him according to what they think, and what they feel, not according to His command in scripture.
Grasp the eternal lesson from these verses. We cannot
worship God in any way that we desire. We cannot worship the true God with ancient fertility symbols. We can only truly worship Him the way that He commands. Do not make the mistake that so many have made. Christ says:
In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9)
    Easter, with its practices and symbols, is nothing more than the commandments of men. To celebrate Easter is to worship Jesus in vain – for no real lasting purpose. We worship Christ in vain when we worship Him according to such human traditions.
Realize that the world we have grown up in and have lived in for years is deceived. The apostle John writes:
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: (Revelation 12:9)
    God tells us that the entire world is deceived. Yet the deceived person does not know he or she is deceived. The result? Millions of professing Christians do not recognize the truth regarding the question of the Christian Passover. They have been taught they don’t have to do what God commanded. Instead, they believe they can worship God any way they so desire as long as they have love in their heart.
If you desire to worship the God of the Bible, and you
attempt to do so by celebrating Easter, you are deceived. The name “Easter,” rabbits, eggs, and lilies are a “dead give away.”
From Christ’s Perspective
Consider how Jesus Christ views the celebration of Easter. Christ is the Passover (I Corinthians 5:7-8). He endured the worst death a person has ever experienced. He was betrayed by a friend, kept awake all night enduring an illegal trial, physically abused, spit upon, humiliated, and jeered at.
Christ was then beaten by a professional whose job it was to take the victim to the very point of death, then revive him, and beat him again. Finally, he was nailed to a stake and left to writhe in agony for hours until after his death a Roman soldier ended the ordeal by thrusting a spear in His side.

How do you think Jesus Christ feels after making this ultimate sacrifice for all mankind, only to see people making a game out of it with colored eggs, Easter bunnies, and the worship of the goddess of fertility?
Is it any wonder He says to such people, “depart from
me, ye workers of iniquity” (Matthew 7:23). Don’t be a part of such practices. Instead come out of the pagan practices of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion. As Christ says to those at the end of the age:
Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)
    Make the choice to obey God, rather than the teachings and traditions of men! Decide to come out of pagan practices and begin to truly worship God. Keep God’s Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread instead of Easter. Join the faithful throughout the ages, and commemorate Christ’s death with all its profound meaning, as so many of God’s servants have done from the beginning of time

CHOICES A LAST MINUTE WARNING TO BELIEVERS

CHOICES
MATTHEW 6 :19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

Choices make us or they can break us. Choices can make a difference or they might not, make any difference at all. One thing is for certain while we all live we must make the right choices, before we leave this life. Our choices will count in eternity.

When a person leaves this world, it will be too late to make choices. The cares of this world and other things distract and drown out even a thought about eternity in most people’s lives. One fact remains; This life is but a vapor.

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All of our investments and treasures on this earth will pass away. If we invest in eternity ,and if we give our lives to Jesus Christ, we can have confidence in eternity. Never should this world or this life, drown out a relationship with Jesus Christ.

I am not talking about being religious ,with lots of good works. I am talking about a one on one relationship with Jesus (Yahushua). The works that we do through him and for him is a investment in eternity, but they are worthless for salvation and eternal life.

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Jesus (Yahushua) has everything to do with eternal life, because he is the Door that leads to eternal life. When one makes up their mind to follow him with all of their hearts, minds, souls, and strength, eternity is revealed through him and by him. That is also the best choice a person could make.

Don’t be self deceived, no one can earn their way to heaven. A person can drown out the most important person (Jesus) by good works and not relationship with him. Materialism, cares of this life and wanting things cannot compare or ever fill the void of this life that Jesus can fill. Riches and stuff doesn’t bring peace to anyone.

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Everything else is unimportant, once you know his love and he who died for the sins of this world. The God who came in the flesh Jesus Christ nothing is greater in ones life than him. I know this to be true for me.
The day is coming when he will be exalted to the ends of the earth, and nothing will be hidden. Do not let the subtle tricks of the enemy, take you away from the love of Jesus. Put him first in all things, pray for others and forgive others, so he can forgive you. Through him and by him all things exist. Without him nothing could exist.

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Be careful not to love the creation more than you love the creator. Well I hope you have already made the right choice for him. I know my choice is Jesus.  (Yahushua) What is your choice for eternity? Have you made the choice for Jesus Yet? Jesus is the right choice my advice is if you have not made a choice for him, you can always do it today.

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A WARNING IN THESE LAST MOMENTS TO BELIEVERS
LUKE 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
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Beware believer in Christ of the tactics of the enemy. If you have been oppressed in anyway. The things you were cheated out of for long periods of time by the enemy, and I mean that materialistic earth thing. The enemy will go about and try to use that thing to get your attention off and away from Jesus, it also will take your peace from you if you are not careful. This is a spiritual attack and it is truly time to armor up.

He will do this to you just like he did Eve in the garden of Eden, Once this happens you will recognize it be careful, but then you may be able to identify it, and once you do realize that this was not a need after all but a lust, because the sin you were tempted by will expose it.

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Watch out Hebrews and Gentiles for subtle attacks of the enemy. If you keep your eyes on Jesus (Yahushua) , they will not have any effect, but they will get exposed for what they really are lust. With the light of Jesus (Yahushua)  the weak tactics of the evil one is exposed and seen by all. They manifest in three different ways often. They are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

These things are vices that many strong bible (Torah) believing Hebrews have fallen by. Beware and keep looking up for our redemption draws nigh. Judgment is coming to this world.

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BE NOT DECIEVED MY GOD IS NOT MOCKED

DO NOT BE DECEIVED MY GOD IS NOT MOCKED

1 a donotbe decieved God is not mocked

JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD IT TAKES HIM TO DEFEND HIS OWN. I DON’T HAVE TO SAY A WORD TO SPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL OPPOSITION, THE SPIRIT OF WITCHCRAFT AND INTIMIDATION BEARS NO FRUIT WITH THE CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. THE WORD OF GOD SAYS IT FOR ME. JESUS IS MY DEFENSE HE IS MY LIGHT AND SALVATION. BE ENCOURAGED IN HIM ALONE.

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EPHESIANS 6 10 – 13

FINALLY, MY BRETHREN, BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. 11 PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.12 FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES13 WHEREFORE TAKE UNTO YOU THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND IN THE EVIL DAY, AND HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND.14 STAND THEREFORE, HAVING YOUR LOINS GIRT ABOUT WITH TRUTH, AND HAVING ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: AND YOUR FEET SHOD WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE:16 ABOVE ALL TAKING THE SHIELD OF FAITH WHERE WITH YE SHALL BE ABLE TO QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED.

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I JOHN 2 : 9 -11

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

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I JOHN 3 : 11 -15

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother, and wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous 13 Marvel not , my brethern, if the world hate you.14 We know that we hav passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

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I JOHN 4 : 18 – 20

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

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JUDE 1 3 -5

Beloved, when I gave all dilligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delievered unto the saints.4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turing the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will there fore put you in rememberance, through ye once knew this and how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

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JUDE 1 :6 – 13

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation. he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.7 Even as Sodom and Gomor ‘ rah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said The Lord rebuke thee.10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beast, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain. and ran greedily after the error of Ba’-laam for reward and perish in the gainsaying of Korah. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

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JUDE 1 :16

These are murmurers, complainers walking after their own lust: and their mouth speaketh great swelling words having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.17 But beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.19 These be they who sparate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

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REVELATION 20 : 10 AND THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WHERE THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE, AND SHALL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER.

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CHOOSE THE WINNING TEAM !

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A TRUE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

 

A TRUE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

By: host of Prophecy News and Views

how to survive a zombie apocalypse

 

The Latest Hollywood Movie craze “ZOMBIES” maybe a tell tale sign of things to come….

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Even well  known actors have jumped onto the band wagon to make some to the World of the Undead films…. Although we have to wonder why is there a market for this type of entertainment… it makes sense if you really think about it….

As the end of the Grace age draws nearer and the HOLY SPIRIT is being pulled  away …Evil is having more of an impact on our culture, anyone who really take a look can see that…..

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We who believe what the bible says about  future events of the tribulation  can only speculate about how bad it will really be… the zombie craze  could actually be closer to  reality than people might think…..

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That bible states that once a person takes the Mark  (REV 13  16-17)

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[f] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

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    Their fates are sealed and they are dammed and belong to satan.,, Now we know that Satan and his Demons hate man, because he was made in GOD”S image…So is it that hard to believe that once a person take the MARK that they will be possessed by an evil spirit or Demon….

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Once possessed by an evil  spirit or Demon …that person will then  act on a Hate for mankind…  lets look at (Mark  5)

5 Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.[a] And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him,[b] not even with chains, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

The man was possessed by an unclean spirit …and what did he do with his hate? He was cutting himself,  even  though the possession was  not complete. We know that JESUS cast out the evil spirit into the swine, and they ran into the sea and drowned….

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But once a person take the Mark , any evil spirit or demon that takes possession of them, will direct that Hate to others and the host they possess.

Let’s take a look at (ACTS 19)

13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We[a] exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva a Jewish chief priest, who did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”
16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered[b] them, and prevailed against them,[c] so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

This example may just be an example of what a  person  who is completely controlled by an evil spirit or Demon is capable of …. This may be a prophetic look into the future of the coming tribulation period. It could also be the fate of those who take the mark of the beast. We know that their souls will belong to the devil and their mind and morals will be gone like the brainless zombies of the Zombie apocalypse when total demon possession takes over their minds making them deprived of making choices. They won’t have a conscience they will do the will of the demon that possess them.

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Although no one knows how bad the TRIBULATION period will be… A World without GOD or the restraining influence of the HOLY SPIRIT  will be a true  APOCALYPSE  for  all who reject  JESUS…..Zombies or not…………

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