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Joel 3

2 I will also gather all nations,   
        comment: The Lord is directing to every nation of the Earth                             
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
        comment: The Valley of Jehoshaphat was when King Jehoshaphat prayed to God and God gave him the victory
        without they fighting.  Three nations plot together against them and they end up killing each other.
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
        comment: The whole nation of Israel, not just Judah.
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.
         comment: The Nations had divided God’s land.
They have cast lots for My people,
Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,
And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
   
      comment: Young children of Israel sold

“Indeed, what have you to do with Me,
O Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia?
       comment: Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia took the gold and silver from God’s temple
Will you retaliate against Me?
But if you retaliate against Me,
Swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head;
        comment: Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia took the gold and silver from God’s temple
Because you have taken My silver and My gold,
And have carried into your temples My prized possessions.
Also the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem
You have sold to the Greeks,
        comment: Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks to take their land.
That you may remove them far from their borders.

“Behold, I will raise them
Out of the place to which you have sold them,
And will return your retaliation upon your own head.
I will sell your sons and your daughters
        comment: Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia were sold by the Jews to the Sabeans

Into the hand of the people of Judah,
And they will sell them to the Sabeans,
       comment: Eventually many Sabeans emigrated as far as China and Spain ( http://phoenicia.org/sabaeans.html )
To a people far off;
For the Lord has spoken.”
        comment: God has spoken.  It’s like adding His signature and what He has said.

12 “Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
       comment: This will happen at the right time.  The harvest is symbol of God’s taking and hiding
his people from the suffering coming to the world.
Come, go down;
For the winepress is full,
The vats overflow—
For their wickedness is great.”
      comment: The Lord will come when there is too much wickedness to bear.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark,

     That is the same sign of Joel for the last days..
And the stars will diminish their brightness.

In the story of the dinner where the woman anoints Jesus with an expensive perfume, only one of the gospels writers identifies the woman.  This is John, the last of the gospels.  The book was written much later than the rest.

He is not ashamed of Mary.   John 11:1-2 (1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.))

The other writers pretend not to know the woman, probably because of her condition of sinful woman as described by Luke in Luke 7:37. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.” They don’t even mention the resurrection of Lazarus.  How could they forget such event.

They were probably protecting Mary as well as Lazarus from the Pharisees, considering that the Pharisees wanted to kill Lazarus and Jesus and Mary was a sinner to them.  Those gospels do not mention Nicodemus or the blind man who was blind by birth either.  At the time the gospel of John was written, all these people were death.  I guess, it was safe to talk about it.

But, maybe Judas  The Iscariot disproved the friendship between Jesus and the sinful woman.

Judas couldn’t accept Mary’s conversion.  He never really believed Jesus.  He turned to the side of the Pharisees.  He thought like they did.

Judas took the decision to deliver The Lord, just right after the dinner in the house of Simon.

Jesus not only favoured the woman with his parable of the two debtors, but he also accepted her anointing and besides he forgave her sins in presence of Simon and everyone who was there.  Right after, Judas took the decision of handing out The Lord to The Pharisees.  Peter also denies Jesus after he was taken by the High Priest.  All the apostles left Jesus alone, except John.  They were afraid, depressed.  They were hopeless.  They doubted.

This was only two days before the Passover.

According to The Gospel of Mary, Mary was present the night of the Passover dinner.  That was when The Lord told Judas to do what he was going to do.  Judas just went and delivered The Master to the Pharisees.

This probably did not scandalized all the apostles, but Judas.  And probably it was one of the reasons why most of the Apostles left Jesus alone and doubted of Jesus as their Messiah while he was being crucified.  They saw Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion as the end to all their dreams of glory.

The reason I say this is because later, Judas regretted what he did saying “I had delivered innocent blood.”  At some point he thought Jesus was guilty of something.

What is the reason for going to a church?

  • To bring up the kingdom of God (This is the main theme of Jesus Christ).
    Where God is king, everything goes well.
  • To meet other like-minded people and operate with them as one body (one family).
  1. They will remind you Jesus mission.
  2. They will help you to stay focus on it
  3. They will be your partners on accomplishing it.
  • To give by grace what you had received by grace ( Salvation, forgiveness, love, peace and hope ).
  • To make new disciples to continue the mission.
  • For the church to empower you and for you to empower the church  into taking the gospel to everyone.
    Not everyone will believe, but everyone needs to hear it.  The sewer of the story through the seeds on all types of soil.

What is real worshiping?

  • True worshiping is to honor God by obeying His words.
  • It’s to meditate on His words and commandments and fear His judgment.
  • It’s to remain calm in the midst of trouble knowing that He is good, He Almighty and He is in charge.
  • It’s to give thanks on every circumstance because whatever happens, it will work for good.
  • It’s to say God is good, not because you must say it, but because you know it.

The hypocrisy of traditional religion establishes that when someone falls, everyone goes against him(her).  I guess that is what the questions is about.

Here comes the point that there is a difference between being wounded and being death.  The church is supposed to heal the wounded and bury the death.

But who are the death in church?  Those whose hearts are bad and won’t give any good fruit, but rather would destroy the rest.  Their hearts are corrupted with evil (They lie, they consent it, they care more about men opinions than God’s) .  They should not be part of the church.  We have an example in Acts 5 about the couple who lied to The Spirit.

On the other hand, the wounded are those who got hurt by other people sins, weakness, etc and given the right treatment, they will get healed.  Their hearts are not corrupted.   Their corruption is just in appearance.  Once they understand they did wrong, they will repent and gain forgiveness.

This is true in most good Christians.

But do the church kills the wounded instead of just burying the death?  As a human institution the church suffers the same weaknesses we suffer.  And yes, times are when the wounded are buried and the death are leading.

But one thing remains true, God is in charge and those who are alive will heal and those who are death will remain death.

Justice

Justice

So many sinners (people doing bad under the name of God) getting thides and leading the church of Christ.  

In other times, to be a religious leader did not represent wealth or earthly reward whatsoever.  At that time, only true Christian will try to lead the church.  But when the church becomes powerful and highly rewards its leaders, leadership becomes appealing even to all sort or money seekers without any sincere conversion.

This does not mean that there is no true leadership within the church.  It only means that the good days has brought a crisis of some bad leaders.

Jesus die for the true.  Christian should stand for the true and take away all those bad leaders who are a shame for the church of Christ.  They are killing the sheep for which our Lord Jesus died.

Do not gossip about a pastor that does evil in the church.  If you are sure that you are telling the true, tell the elders.  If they are equally bad, expose them publicly.  If nobody wants to do what is right, go to another church, but serve God.

Often you see that two or more Christian denominations have a very different point of view about the same subject.  They both claim to base their arguments in the bible.

And I will tell you, this is true.  They are both based in the scriptures.  Does this means the bible contradict itself?

To your surprise, I will tell you, the bible does not contradict itself.  The bible could be complex to outsiders because it speaks of the relationship of God and his people.

Let’s use this example.   Some denominations affirm that Jesus is God, others that he is not God, and some will say that he is the only God.

This three groups have a sincere conviction on what they are saying.   They all support these affirmation with scriptures. Continue Reading »

Slaves of Love

If you noticed when people are reading the bible, some even change their way of speaking.

Slaves of Love

Slaves of Love

What are they actually thinking? I was there too.

Then I realized Jesus was not like that. The Pharisees were like that.

They saw a God that was so high, too high to touch their lives. They tried to be good with all their strength. But, there was no way they could. But they thought they were good and even that they were following the law of God.  And what was worst, they thought they were better than other people. Continue Reading »

Jesus teaches in the gospels that sin comes from our hearts to our minds and to our senses and it becomes an act once is consented in the heart.  But he condemns sin, before it becomes an act.

Matthew 5:27-28
“27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
As you can see, the sin entered by the eyes, but it became sin by being consented in the heart.
The heart in the bible is often referred as the center of our desires and will power. Continue Reading »

There were many wide-spread lies in the dark ages in the church.  Many of those lies were bound by the reform.  But when it comes to the nature of God.  There is a concept that still persists and preached as if it is true.  It’s not based on scriptures or anything.  It’s just a very defended concept that many support.

This is the saying that Trinity is a mystery that no one can possibly understand.  It’s a way to close the subject before any question may arise.  Whoever even touches it, is automatically considered heretic.  This was one of the main causes of mass killing by the Catholic church based on heresies. Continue Reading »

Justice

Justice

The chapters 5 to 7 of the book of Matthew is the review of the commandments and the Jews laws by Jesus.

He says that he did not come to abolish the law, neither the prophets, but to fulfill the law. 

The Lord understands how people try to play tricks to stop doing what they are supposed to.  The Pharisees and teachers of the law are the best example.  When something seems too difficult, we tend to accommodate it.  This is part of human nature. Continue Reading »

Purified like gold

On these days, the church seems as it’s being purified.   All the false Christians, and false teachings are falling.  The many lies are exposed.

To be Christian is not so popular anymore.  To stand firm as Christian we need a strong conviction and deep faith in God.

This is the time to to watch and stay awake, making sure that our faith has a strong base.  That the real base of our faith is Jesus. Continue Reading »

He is there, we just need to call upon him.

Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Continue Reading »

Many try to confuse people by showing the homosexuality agenda as part of some sort of civil rights movement. Continue Reading »

bible“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the traditions of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8

If I do, what the bible says?

Do I know what is there in that book?

This is the time to know for yourself rather than blindly following the crowd.  We are living times of darkness where many want to make us believe that bad is good and good is bad. Continue Reading »

God was never dead

Sometimes, I hear people saying that God die for us.  But God can’t die.

Jesus die as a sacrifice or ransom for our sins.  He is the high priest who offered himself as the sacrifice for his people.  He is the perfect sacrifice.

When they refer to Jesus, they do it as talking about God.  Well, this is right, but not without understanding that Jesus is the tabernacle of The Lord and God is Spirit.  The Lord God is the spirit that fills the tabernacle.  So Jesus is God.

Like the bible refers to The Angel of The Lord in the old testament as God, so Jesus is like The Angel of The Lord, but in a human body.

The Lord God, walked among us through Jesus.

Receive the kingdom as a child

The purpose of the church is to continue the ministry of Jesus

The revival already came when you understood that we needed to be saved and Jesus was our only hope.

Revival is no more than to renew yourself.  It’s to come back to life.  It’s to wake up.

When a person or a church is not in “Revival”  it’s just because it has lost its purpose.   It does not understand what it stands for.

The purpose of the church is no more than to bring the kingdom of God.   This was the purpose of Jesus’ ministry and so the purpose of the church is to follow his ministry.

To bring the kingdom of God is to do the work of God.  It’s to proclaim good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to the captives, release from darkness, from prisons, to proclaim the year of The Lord’s favor. Continue Reading »

Original sin

Open your eyes

Open your eyes and wake up. The Lord is spirit and wants to bring his kingdom to us through Jesus words.

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned
(Rom. 5:12).
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive
(1 Cor. 15:22).

If we sin because we are born sinners, should our sins be counted as sin?

At the beginning Adam was without blame, because he had no knowledge.  As soon Continue Reading »

Bad Workers

2 Timothy 3:

2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 9But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also. Continue Reading »

John Wesley and his opinion about wars.  This John Wesley is the author of many hymns and a great revival preacher.  Read more about him and his biography

John Wesley and his view about worth and money

 

Same sex marriage

Growing discontent against church

People are angry against the church

There was once a disease called AIDS, still affecting many.  Many people contracted the disease by different ways which included blood transfusion.

There were rumors where many were saying that this was a punishment from God.  The reason for this allegations, was that this disease was mainly affecting individuals of promiscuous behavior, drug-addicts who shared needles and homosexuals.

Later on, doctors discovered that the disease was past from one individual to another by body fluids like semen and blood.

The true is that, it affected many people in the homosexual community mainly males.  Many of them die abandoned from their families and without their partners next to them. Continue Reading »

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