NO MAN “EVER” PAID THE TITHE

November 2, 2018

Lately God has been teaching me about His Tithe. It is nothing like the understanding that man has, and is trying to teach you and me There is always an exception, but most of us have been taught that God gave the increase of the land to the Israelites and then demanded that they give 10% back to him. That is a total corruption of Tithing.

Most teachers believe that the Church needs money to exist. That is what the world teaches and we are a product of the world so it seems logical to us. However, if we believe that, then we place money and our own ability to handle money above our trust in our Father.

So, you ask, or you should ask “What do you mean when you say no man ever paid the tithe”?

The basic misunderstanding is thinking that God gave 100% of the increase of the land to His children. God said that ten percent “Belonged to Him”. He only gave Israel a method to determine what He wanted marked as His so that it could be kept separated from what was theirs. We are taught that God gave 100% to Israel and then demanded that they give 10% back, but He actually gave 100% of what was Israel’s to Israel and kept 10% of the increase of the land for Himself.

(Lev 27:30 NIV) “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.

You see that it never belonged to anyone other than God. It was not Israel’s that they could give it to God. It belonged to God and never belonged to Israel.

Actually, it was God that gave the Tithe.

The first two years God took all that was His (The Tithe) and spent it on a feast for His children. God only relied on His children to properly take care of the Tithe that belonged to Him.

The third year God’s Tithe was to be taken to the store house, so His priest and everyone else could share in God’s wealth.

So you see that no man ever gave the Tithe. Also, if you think about it the Tithe is no longer required to be counted, because God has cursed Israel, so He would not continue with a ritual that was created to show them how good He was to them.

You see that the purpose of the Tithe was to show Israel that God would give 100% of everything that He kept for Himself to them, if they would only believe in Him! They did not believe, so God no longer gives “His Tithe” to them.


DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?

March 9, 2016

Or, do you only believe “in” God?

Do you believe that there is only one true God, and that God has a son that allowed himself to be sacrificed as payment for your sins, and anyone that calls on his name will be saved?

Fine, even Satan believes that! However, Satan does not believe God. He does not believe that God is infallible. Satan believes that he can take control of this universe and be the one in control. He believes that he can make this universe his and be its God: to make this universe anything that he thinks it should be.

We look at this and say to ourselves, “What a fool Satan is”.

Well, instead of looking at someone else, perhaps we should look inward and ask ourselves if we are doing the same thing.

At this time, in this country (United States), I see the same attitude that Satan has, but it is among my brothers.

Be patent and let me explain.

(Dan 4:17 NIV) “‘The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.’

God says the same thing in Romans.

(Rom 13:1 NIV) Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

You see, my brothers believe that they are in charge, and they choose the authorities. They believe that they can make this country great, but they have lost their confidence in God and replaced it with a false confidence in themselves. They are placing their trust in man and do not even realize that is what they are doing!

This universe does not belong to man or Satan. It belongs to God and God chooses the authorities; man does not.

If I were to vote I would be proving, by my actions, that I did not believe Daniel 4:17 or Romans 13:1.

My brothers do not understand, even though they have ears to hear and eyes to see!

The one who believes in this country, and teaches others to do so, is building on the foundation of Jesus Christ using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay and straw, not on the Spirit. The Spirit says God is in control, not man.

(1 Cor 3:18&19 NIV) Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”;

The wisdom of this world says we must choose a leader that will do God’s will and they do not understand that the rulers of this world are doing God’s will!

Don’t you see that the man that is president now was chosen by God, because he would turn the United States against Israel?

(Rev 16:14 NIV) They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
(Rev 20:7&8 NIV) When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth–Gog and Magog–to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

Theses are prophecies that are being fulfilled now. All of the nations of this world are allied with Iran against Israel. Israel, because they still do not believe God will protect them, will attack Iran and the final battle will begin.

Daniel was told “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.” This is the time of the end and the words are no longer sealed! We can all understand if we listen to God instead of man.


THE ABOMINATION THAT CAUSES DESOLATION

December 17, 2015

(Mark 13:14 NIV) “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
(Mat 24:15&16 NIV) “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
(Dan 12:9 NIV) He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

This is the time of the end and so the words are no longer closed up and sealed.

The statue that king Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream was/is explained in the second chapter of the book of Daniel.

I must plagiarize some of Daniel’s writing because it parallels my understanding. ‘No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to you this mystery, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown me what will happen in days to come. As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men, but so that you may know the interpretation and that you may understand.’

The key to understanding this abomination is the statue that king Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. This statue represents all of the governments of the earth. You see, all of the governments of the earth are abominations to God.

In the Kingdom of God, when everything is as it should be, there will be only one government, only one King, and only one God.

All of the governments of the earth attempt to take the place of God. They make laws to force the people do what they want. All of the prophecies that God told Israel that a king would do to them are true of any government of men that has ever been on this earth.

Governments are really only agents of wrath (Rom 13:4). However, the people view governments as an authority that will make life better for them! How can an agent of wrath take the place of God and make things better? Governments or authorities were established by God to punish those who do wrong, not to solve all of our problems and make life perfect.

Abominations that cause desolation are like antichrists in that there are many of them. As Scripture says anyone who denies Jesus is an antichrist (John 2:18-22). Just as there are many antichrists there are many governments that bear the title of ‘the abomination that causes desolation’. Actually they all bear the same title and they have all caused desolation.

However, there is one supreme antichrist and that is Satan, and there is one supreme government that causes desolation and that is Islam.

“O” yes, Islam is a government as well as a religion. It was created by Satan and the sole purpose of Islam is to destroy the true God’s kingdom on this earth. The kingdom of God is in us (Luke 17:20&21) and Islam is commanded, by their god of death and destruction, to destroy us, thereby destroying the kingdom of God.

The abomination that causes desolation is the statue in the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, spoken of in Daniel (Dan 2:31-35). It represents all of the governments, kingdoms, democracies or any form of authority that exists on this earth and they will be completely destroyed: swept away without leaving a trace (Dan 2:35).

Soon all of the governments of this earth will attack and defeat Israel and as one they will stand on the Holy Mountain, but just as it is said, the statue will be destroyed by a rock, not cut out by human hands, and that rock will become a mountain and fill the whole earth.

(Mark 13:14 NIV) “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

The words are no longer sealed and we can understand.

I have no plans to visit Judea, so I have a pretty good head start toward the mountains.

Having said that, I know that God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, until all of those who worshiped Him were safely away. I view this as an example of the end, so I do not think I will be on this earth to view God’s wrath.


IT IS NOT RADICAL ISLAMIST

May 14, 2015

That is right those who commit atrocities in the name of Allah are not radical Islamist. They are fundamental Islamist.

Jews and Christians are the children of the God of the Bible and the Koran demands that the followers of Allah kill the children of God.

The differences between the two religions are very clear and easy to see if you compare what a fundamentalist of either religion do.

A fundamentalist is one who rigidly adheres to the basic principals of their religion.

The fundamental Christian will do absolutely nothing to harm anyone; even their enemies! They will not lie to, or kill their enemies, because their religious guidebook forbids it.

The fundamental Islamist will lie to their enemies and kill them if they do not surrender to them and their god, because that is what their religious guidebook demands.

Islam singles out Jews and Christians as their enemy. The goal of Islam is to destroy all of the children of the God of the Bible. Islam must control the entire world in order to accomplish its basic goal of destroying God’s children and that is the cause of the recent wars and strife that the world is facing.

God and Allah cannot be the same God. Both claim they are God, but they have entirely opposite goals. Allah teaches hate, but God teaches love. Allah teaches it is right to lie to others, but God teaches it is not right to lie to anyone. Allah teaches it is right to kill those who do not summit to it, but God teaches it is not right to kill anyone.

Isn’t it clear that Islam was founded by the enemy of God and its goal is to oppose God?

Would a god that teaches it is right to lie to others, not lie to them? Would a god that teaches it is right to kill others, not kill them? Who, in their right mind, would worship such a god?

If we use the term “Radical Islamist” to identify terrorists, that commit atrocities in the name of Allah, we give Islam a free pass and it is not blamed as the root cause. The true title of those who kill in the name of Allah is “fundamentalist” and Islam “is” the root cause of the atrocities.

Those who say that Islam is a religion of peace are not fundamentalist. There are many who call themselves Christians that are not fundamentalist as well. Both are lukewarm and really have no religion, they only think that they have.


THE ABOMINATION THAT CAUSES DESOLATION

January 22, 2015

I have read this phrase many times and did not understand it. Recently, as I read it again, I thought that it was not time to know the answer, but then I thought, we are so close to the end of this age it must be time. As I had this thought an answer was given me.

If you read anything that I write, you know that I am not a teacher, so you should understand that I am not teaching. I am only trying to explain what I believe God has revealed to me.

The abomination that causes desolation would have to be something that opposes God. Our Father is love and the giver of all life, so the abomination that causes desolation would be something that causes hate and death. Ask yourself what in this world, at this time, is causing hate and death?

Is it not Islam?

Islam is the abomination that causes desolation. It is a religion that was created only to destroy God’s children: both Jews and Christians. The children of Islam are taught from birth to hate Jews and Christians. It’s goals are to dominate the world and kill. It offers nothing else. There is no forgiveness for the followers of Islam, especially for women as they are treated as if they are children of God; the same as Jews and Christians.

Daniel says, “And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation”, and there is the Islamic “Dome of the Rock” on the Temple Mount and it looks to me that it could be viewed as, “on a wing of the Temple”. The most Holy Place to a Jew is the Temple Mount and there is a mosque, a house of prayer to another god, proudly displayed inside the Temple walls.

We are told, (Mat 24:15&16 NIV) “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand– then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” This seems as though it is a final warning. That when you see it the end has come, but the abomination that causes desolation was set up in the middle of the seven (Dan 9:27). Perhaps it means that, when you understand what the abomination is, then the end is near.

Islam causes desolation for everyone, even it’s own followers.

Does anyone understand how odd or different it is that there is a religion that its sole purpose is to oppose another religion? What other religion, or religions, can this be said of?

The most important thing that God has done for mankind is to give us a Savior. That Savior had to be pure in order to qualify to be a Savior. Our Savior had to come directly from God to be pure. That is Jesus, the Son of God, but the Koran says Allah had no son.

You see, this when viewed with truth, is true. God had a Son and He sent Him to earth to save those who would love Him and He gives life to those who do. Allah has no son and wants none. Allah is not going to save anyone. He can not, even if he wanted to. His followers claim that they love death more than life and that is all Allah offers.

Who but Satan could, or would, create a religion to oppose God. If Satan set this religion up, who do you think Allah is? Wouldn’t he claim to be God? And of course, he could not use any name of the true God, therefore he chose Allah for a name and Mohammad for his prophet.

The Koran does not use the same names of characters that the Bible uses. If it did one would immediately see through the deception.

Islam is as Islam does. It is a lie to call Islam a peaceful religion. Those who want to believe Islam is a peaceful religion have been deceived and we should feel sorry for them, rather than hate them.

Satan is only stirring up hate and trying to condemn all mankind. He cannot kill us himself as God will not give him that power, so he does the next best thing and tricks those that follow him to kill: especially kill the children of God. God would not allow Satan to kill Job (Job 2:6) and I, for one, do not believe God will allow Satan to kill me.

If you are a child of God, then remember this, no one can kill you. It is true that Satan can remove you from this earth and it seems that you are killed, but to remove you from this earth is to place you into Heaven: you will never die. If Satan does not remove you from this earth God will. Everyone must die the first death, whether or not, they are the children of God. Do not deny Christ, because Satan demands it.

Pity the followers of Allah, do not hate them. They are only killing themselves, when they kill others.

By the way, the Koran requires Islamic believers to lie to those who are not believers. So, they are required to claim that Islam is a peaceful religion. Have you ever been deceived? Pity them, do not hate them.

ISLAM IS AS ISLAM DOES.


A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM OUR FATHER

December 24, 2014

This is truly a revelation. I have not heard anyone, who claimed to believe in God, or understand Scripture, say what I am about to say.

I did not rush to tell what God has revealed to me, because of Matthew 7:6. However, I feel that I must weigh that verse against the second Royal Law, which is do to others as you want them to do to you. Because I would want someone, anyone, to tell me what I am about to tell you, I must tell you.

Everyone wrestles with the concept of the trinity, just as I did, and there are many explanations from men. All of which make no sense. First we are told that there is only one God and then we are told there are really three! Then we are told that we cannot understand God, whereupon the writer attempts to explain what he claims we, and by default he, cannot understand!

Well, the truth is we can understand God. We are told that the Holy Spirit is sent to us to teach us all things (John 14:26 & 1 John 2:27). If you have been baptized into the name of Jesus Christ, you have the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). If you have the perfect teacher and can be taught all things, then you can be taught to know and understand God. Don’t believe man, believe God. I am just repeating Scripture (1 John 2:27).

I am not the teacher. I have been listening to the Spirit for quite a while now. I do not listen to men for the answers; only the questions. So, as I am always giving advice, even when I am not asked for it, listen to my question and ask the Spirit if my answer is true. Remember that I am only a student, so, in the spirit and words of Elihu, “Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.” (Job 34:4 NIV)

The question is, “Who was God speaking of in Matthew 3:17?” There were two that He could have been speaking of, Jesus or the Spirit! I know your first answer, as it was always my answer. However, if God was really saying that the Holy Spirit is His son, and you study His Word from that point of view, all things become clear.

Doesn’t it make more sense to see the Holy Spirit as the one and only Son of God?

All wisdom comes from the Teacher, who is called the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is called wisdom in Proverbs and chapter eight states that wisdom was born (NIV), brought forth (KJV), before anything. The wisdom spoken of is not just an attribute, but a being. That makes Genesis 1:2 clear. God is saying that His Son was already with Him.

Reading the first chapter of John, with the idea that the Holy Spirit is the Son of God, makes every verse of that chapter clear. The Spirit, Son of God, is called the Word in that chapter.

It even makes the sacrifice for the sins of Israel clear! In Leviticus chapter sixteen the goat that was slain represents the son of man (Jesus) and the scapegoat represents the Son of God (Christ). (Lev 16:10 NIV) “But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.” The world is the desert and the Holy Spirit is in the world: He is here, in you and me.

I welcome any comment, question, or accusation that you might have, as all question lead to a better understanding.

My goal is to be a good student, not a good teacher; or even a teacher at all. I hope that is also your goal. It is the glory of the Holy Spirit to teach all things and I am not going to attempt to usurp His glory, by attempting to teach. (Mat 23:8-10)


CHRISTIANITY and ISLAM

October 12, 2010

 

I have not written anything lately, because I find everything in the Bible fits together; like a jigsaw puzzle. When I start explaining something I believe God has given me, I find myself going off the subject because I begin to explain how I view another piece of the puzzle: because one has to understand the second piece before one can understand the first piece.

Well, this is too important piece of understanding to give up on. So please bear with me and I will try to stay on the subject.

I am going to try to explain the differences between Islam and Christianity. I am commanded by God to speak the truth as I understand it: because I am a Christian. I am charged with this simple rule no matter who I am speaking to, so I will speak the truth to both Christians and Muslims.

Both religions have a book from which they gain understanding from. Christians use the Bible and Muslims the Koran. Some confusion results when the gods spoken of in the two books are viewed as the same god. With only a little comparison, it is clear that the god of Islam is the mortal enemy of the God of the Bible.

Both gods claim that they do not change. The God of the Bible says that He has a son. The god of Islam says he has no son. If the God of the Bible says that He has a Son and then says he does not then He would have changed. So the two are not one.

The most important message of the Bible is that we all fall short of the glory of God, that we all need a Savior, and that Savior is Jesus. This work was completed with the death of Jesus and all that was written about it completed within 100 years after his death.

Then about 500 years later the Koran was dictated to Mohammed by an angel. An angel is only a messenger. An angel can be a messenger of Satan or a messenger of God. The message reveals whether it comes from God or Satin. If God sent His son to bear the punishment for the sins of the world and someone, or something denies that claim, then that someone or something would be an antichrist. They would be an enemy of the God of the Bible. The Words of the Bible warn of the coming of an antichrist 500 years before he or it came!

I will admit that one book is true and one is a counterfeit. Can a counterfeit be created before the original?

The God of the Bible gave man a golden rule and that is “Do to others what you would have them do to you”. If everyone obeyed that rule there would be world peace. There would be no murder, theft, lies, or any other offense against anyone. There would be no police, government, or rulers of any kind, as there would be no need for them. You would not want to rule over another, because you do not want to be ruled over. There would be no Islam; because Islam demands submission and submission would not be necessary if everyone followed the second royal law.

The God of the Bible does not violate His own rules. He does not demand submission to Himself. Everyone has the power to do anything he or she wants. No one is forced to glorify the God of the Bible, but those who think about it will do so from their heart. Those are the ones who will live with God and be happy forever. They are the friends of God and when this is all over, God will throw His enemies out of His kingdom, just as any one would. Who wants to live forever with their enemies?

As a Christian, I understand that every Muslim is the enemy of the God of the Bible, an antichrist, but as a Christian, I am commanded to love my enemies! That is not to say hug and kiss them, but to “do to them as I would have them do to me”, so if you follow Islam, let me warn you. You will indeed spend eternity with your god. When Allah is thrown out of the presence of God, you will also be thrown out! You will spend eternity with a god that commanded his followers to kill and lie in order to further his cause and his cause is to have everyone declare him God! If Allah wants you to lie to others, in order to further his cause, is he lying to you?

Whether you are Christian or Muslim, think about what I have said. The God of the Bible will not stop you; because He has nothing to fear, but Allah would and he will even have you killed for it!