DID JESUS EVER ADMIT TO BEING THE CHRIST?

Despite nonbelievers, who think they know the Bible better than believers do, who say Jesus never admitted to being the Messiah, He did admit it quite clearly on a number of occasions. It only takes ignorance or someone playing child’s games not to admit it.

In Matthew 24:5, Jesus said “For many shall come in My name, saying ‘I am Christ’, and shall deceive many.” Before that, Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16:15 who do they think He is. Peter answered “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied to his testimony that he was blessed, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to him, “but My Father, which is in heaven.” Jesus then charged His disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ.

The evil high priest Caiaphas asked Him if He was the Christ. Jesus saying “You have said” was Him agreeing with Caiaphas, then He said afterward he “will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Caiaphas then used this admission to sentence Him to death for blasphemy. If Jesus did not mean He was the Christ when He said those things, then Caiaphas couldn’t use those words against Him. Also with Jesus saying He was going to sit on the right hand of Power was a prophecy by King David of the Messiah in Psalm 110:1 “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit here at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

The gospel of John is filled with admissions by Jesus that He was the Christ. In John 4:26 after a woman said she believed the Christ was coming soon, and asked Jesus when He will come, Jesus said “I that speaks to you is He.” In John 6:35, Jesus said “I am the bread of life. He that comes to Me shall never hunger, and He that believes in Me shall never thirst.” The next several verses also reinforce His admission that He was the One sent by God to be the Messiah. John 8:12, Jesus said “I am the light of the world. He that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

In John 9:35, Jesus asked a blind man He had healed earlier if He believed in the Son of God. The healed man asked Him who the Son was, and Jesus said “You have seen Him, and it is He you are talking to.” In chapter 10, Jesus says He is the door for the sheep, and the Good Shepherd who gives His life for His sheep. In chapter eleven, Jesus spoke to the sister of Lazarus after he died, but Jesus said his sickness was not to death, but it was for the glory of God, and the Son of God would be glorified by Lazarus’ life from death. He then said “I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall live again.”

There are actually several other instances of His admission to being the Messiah. Messiah means “anointed”, and “Christ” is the English version of the Greek translation of Messiah.

THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF OUR LORD GOD AND JESUS CHRIST

The word YHWH (“YAH-weh”- real Hebrew pronunciation of Jehovah) means “self-existent”. Where did God come from? How was He able to exist? We are not allowed to know such things in this flesh. Only arrogance would make us think we are entitled to know. We do know He is Alpha, the first. Since He was the first, He was alone. Through wisdom, He created things so He would no longer be alone.

Of the many works we see God has wrought, nothing is more amazing than the creation of a soul. The ability to create such a thing, He would only have incredible wisdom. Wisdom beyond our ability to imagine. This wisdom could only come through righteousness, and a commitment to only doing what is right. By this commitment to righteousness, our existence was possible. Everything we are, everything we see, and everyone and everything we love was created by Him through His wisdom, which came by His righteousness.

“In the beginning, the Earth was void” is commonly known, but it wasn’t our beginning. There was a mistranslation in that line, and it should read “In the beginning, the Earth became void…” Afterall, how can the Earth be void before being created? On the sixth day, God said “Let Us make man in Our image.” Again, we already existed. We had a name- man. As Romans 8 and Jeremiah 1:5 gives clear evidence of, our creation is older than this flesh. What God was subtly saying was “This time, let Us make man in Our image.” As I have written many times, Romans 8:29-30 tells us that some from our creation were judged innocent before this life, and Romans 11:4 says that God has reserved seven thousand of them for this last generation. Those very few who were judged innocent before this life are called the election of grace in this life.

Because only very few out of the many billions of this creation were innocent before this life, God thought it was right to give this creation another chance. He could have brought judgment upon all, but that would have condemned such a great portion of our creation that He had this other idea. For our creation to achieve everlasting life, He would send a Messiah to atone for our sins that occurred before and during this life. To do so, He could never sin. He would be tormented by Satan all His life to the moment of His death to hopefully not allow Him to die. See, many Christians believe Satan had Jesus killed out of his hatred for Him, but that is far from true.

The second temptation of Christ from Satan was how He was put on top of a pillar of the Temple, and Satan told Him to call on the angels to save Him, because it was written that He had authority over the angels, even to save Him from hitting His foot upon a stone. Satan’s plan was to torture Christ so badly physically and mentally that He would call on the angels to save Him, assuring the death of this creation. Think from His point of view: He is put in this flesh among this creation, which by far most were already guilty before this life, to suffer during life and death at the hands of this creation He was here to save. Even knowing what He was entitled to, which was everything, He let the people He was here to save hit and spit in His face, and mock and humiliate Him. Even on the cross knowing He was doing a great work for them, people said “Look, He saved others, but He cannot save Himself.” He definitely could have, but He accepted all the pain and humiliation and swallowed the acceptance to die for these who made Him suffer. Satan used his children to give his best shot to have Christ call on the angels to get Him out of it, but He did not, only to give this creation a shot at everlasting life.

Either in this age or the next, to have everlasting life, one has to go through Christ. In this life, everyone, even those who do not know Him or the real God, had a law of loving the neighbor written in their hearts. Paul said in Romans 2 that those who did not have the Law, which are the laws given to Moses, had a law that that they were all judged by. Jesus said that all of the commandments, laws, and prophets hang on the laws of loving God and loving the neighbor. If one didn’t know the true God, they still had the other great law that they were held accountable for. Some souls bring their wickedness with them to this life, and some become wicked, but if they do not love their neighbor, they are condemned. If they do love their neighbor, they are justified, but await the test at the end of the next age.

What do you do to give thanks for existence? It is impossible to imagine non-existence. How do you repay Him? The biggest thing we can do, which cannot compare with His gifts to us, is making sure He does not condemn us. Live by His laws and statutes, even if we really enjoy the sin. What sacrifice of yours can compare to His or our Christ’s? If you aren’t sure what is right and wrong, seek it. Take your wants out of your quest to know or else you will not discover anything. After that, He will guide you to do what He wants you to do. No matter how tough it is, it is worthy of Them. Give thanks to Them everyday. Keep in mind Jesus’ suffering and why He accepted it- it was for you. It was for me. It was for all.

May all praise be to You, our Lord God and Lord Y’shua, for Your lovingkindness is everlasting.

THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTION

Four years ago, I wrote a post called “George Soros: Author of the Future Collapse of America” in an election climate similar to today’s. I believe I wrote it on the day of the 2010 midterms. The republicans were looking at making huge gains in the House and Senate, but I said that nothing will change, and that those who thought the GOP would save the country would be proven wrong. Today, again the GOP are looking at big gains, especially in the Senate, but what would GOP control of the Senate mean? In the mind of someone who looks at politics only… a way to send a message to the President. I even heard someone today say that if the GOP makes the predicted gains that it would force President Obama to deal and make concession with republicans, including the Keystone pipeline, and wants to secure his legacy as someone who gets things done for the good of the country. At what point in the last six years has Obama even gestured towards working with republicans? Too many people ignore that Obama is a twenty-year student of Jeremiah Wright. Too many people ignore Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father” which shows he has a very different agenda than what his foes think that he has. Too many forget his affection for Saul Alinsky, who wrote a guide book on how to divide the middle class against one another to conquer them, which is one reason why I say that in the world of a true marxist, despite their rhetoric, there can be no middle class. Obama’s history and tactics should show any analyst that politics is not his endgame. His endgame is to collapse America while blaming the wrong people so the desperate populace can be puppeteered into an uprising and then listen to his master’s solutions.

So what would this possible republican victory mean in the mind of a world government marxist revolutionary? A bigger target. With all these stories about elections and ebola, a much bigger story here in America went largely ignored, with a smile to world government marxist revolutionaries. This week, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellin announced the Federal Reserve would stop the bond-buying. Just in time, too, with the election just days away. The reason the economy hasn’t completely tanked is because of the money the Fed has pumped into it. That is why interest rates are so low and why the stock market is so high. It was this artificial walking cane called “quantitative easing”. Now it’s over because the right enemy can get the overwhelming amount of the blame for the purposely brought collapse.

If you want to know why the left keeps talking about republicans impeaching Obama is because he plans on doing so many things that he will force the republicans to take a stand against him. This election won’t be the end of the conflict between Obama and the republicans, but I am predicting it will just be the beginning. I predict he is going to do everything he can to force republicans to try to impeach him. As far as Obama’s executive orders are concerned, I believe we haven’t seen anything yet. He is going to try to force even the most squeamish of republicans to stand up to him, and nothing is off the table to bring that about. If he can, he will make it coincide with a great crisis, which is why marxists say “never let a crisis go to waste”. The accusations of racism also have only just begun with the politicians, pundits, and mainstream media pounding the point that all opposition to Obama will be because of racism. Even though only the true sheep who play the race card really believe opposition to Obama is racist, they are simply being subversive. They are doing exactly what their martyr Alinsky taught them to do. Divide and conquer.

On the same subject, I said long ago that Obama is trying send Israel messages that they are alone in this looming conflict with Iran. I even said Obama wants Israel to attack Iran alone, but have been wanting it to come at a specific time. For those who heard about an unnamed official in the Obama administration calling Prime Minister Netanyahu a “chicken****”, because he/she claimed Netanyahu is scared of attacking Iran, and wondered why one would leak that out there, it is because the Obama administration is daring Netanyahu to attack Iran, further letting Israel know they are alone. Perhaps that will be the crisis Obama and his superiors are looking and hoping for. What would be the worldwide consequences of an attack by Israel of Iran’s nuclear facilities? Drastic. It would affect the world economically and otherwise. It might unite Sunni and Shiite terrorist groups because Israel is even a bigger enemy to them than eachother.

As I have stated many times, marxists and Muslim fundamentalists like to work together because ultimately they have the same goal: a worldwide totalitarian, oppressive government. Marxists helped during the Arab Spring revolutions, with the “Day of Rage” protests, which were infamous marxist protests many years ago. Recently, a fatah was issued calling for “a day of rage” in Jerusalem.

If you want to learn what is really going on with this country politically, and what the mainstream media is doing, then read “Rules For Radicals” by Saul Alinsky, who is an undeniable hero to today’s left. Despite the rhetoric of being for the middle class, this book shows you that they want to tear them apart and down. If you can read this book and still look at the politics of Obama, then there is nothing that can help you. Even the most brilliant political analysts are six o’clock wrong, because they only look for the political goal. Actually “Rules For Radicals” is a great litmus test for the soul. If one can read that book and find it appealing, then they are surely evil. It is no wonder Alinsky dedicated that book to Lucifer for being the first radical to carve out a kingdom for himself.

Read about the Russian Revolution with Lenin’s “useful idiots’” war against the “haves”. Lenin and his compatriots used class warfare to get the “useful idiots” to force the “haves” to align with him if they wanted to live. Read about the early twentieth century progressives and what they stood for. The ones they found repugnant and unworthy of life has not changed, but in order to control them, they must make them think they are their friends. The early twentieth century progressives were too verbose with their desires, so they had to go underground and learn different tactics on how to carry out their plans. Read of the individuals who made up the early progressive movement, such as Margaret Sanger, HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Teddy Roosevelt, and others. Read why terms such as “population control” turned into “birth control”, and how the NAACP was formed by mostly white eugenicist progressives. Read about the Velvet, Orange, and Rose revolutions and the tactics that were used, especially with the media using subversion to divide those nations any which way they could. When you know these things, then you can open your eyes to what is truly going on. Politics is not Soros’, Obama’s, or their partners’ goal. Politics is just the fuel to get them to their goal, which is a New World Order run by marxists who have no wish to bring about social justice anywhere.

Here is wisdom: when you hear progessive pundits, politicians, and the media talking about those they want to help, it’s those people they want to conquer. When you hear them raging against certain people and industries, those are the ones they want to sway to their side, even if they have to threaten them with their “useful idiots” first. Marxists love big business as long as they are on their side. If big business is not on their side, then eventually big business better get on their side if they know what’s good for them. The “useful idiots” will be just around the corner.

Anyone who thinks that Obama’s agenda is purely political, then have them deny President Obama is President Jeremiah Wright. Despite his promises in 2008 to “fundamentally transform this nation” to roaring applause, do they still see politics as Obama’s goal? Would President Jeremiah Wright want to secure his legacy politically by working with republicans to help this nation, or would he want to fundamentally transform this nation? All Obama has done was drop the radical pose for the radical ends.

DID MICHAEL BECOME SATAN

I got into this a bit in “Unanswered Questions…”,but thought I’d elaborate more about it. This is one of those examples where people at some point just started making things up on their own to impress themselves. I have no idea who was the first to put this forth, nor am I going to look. Whoever it was, it was probably someone with some charisma, because it did spread. Even though the Bible says the complete opposite, people really believe Satan was once known as Michael. I am astonished at how things so biblically clear can be spun to have people believe the complete opposite.

Revelation 12:7-9 “And there was (will be) war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” “and prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in heaven.” “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent (from Genesis 3), called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” So let me get this straight- Satan and his angels fights against his own angels? How much more clear can it be? I guess the clarity doesn’t matter when someone is making themselves out to be an ubergenius who’s thoughts about the Bible are more true than the Bible itself.

Satan’s name was Helel, which was translated into Lucifer, which is Latin. It is written in Isaiah 14. Some believe Isaiah was talking about a former king of Babylon, but that isn’t true. The Bible speaks of a future king of Babylon, who is Satan, and Isaiah was describing how he fell long ago.

I really wish people would stop making things up based on nothing written. It is even worse when people believe things that completely contrast with what is written, which I have dealt with too much here. Read and take the Word word for word. Don’t omit. Don’t add. Don’t dismiss. Just read.

THE BEHEADING PROPHECY

As you may have seen, there is a lot of news about people being beheaded for their faith, or simply because certain Muslims see their victims as their enemies. Both the Bible and the Quran speak of beheading people, but with vastly different viewpoints. The Bible says Christians will be beheaded, while the Quran says nonbelievers will be beheaded. With many saying that Islam has been taken out of context by radical nutjobs, I thought I would take the Quran by its word. Here are some verses from Satan’s book:

2:191 “And kill them (infidels) wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is more severe than slaughter, but do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight you inside it. But if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the payback of the nonbelievers.”

9:5 “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you see them”

5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam.”

47:4 “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.”

8:12 “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran.”

8:60 “Muslims must master all weapons to terrorize the infidels.”

So when you hear those who say Islam has been hijacked by those who pervert the religion, keep these verses in mind. All that these Islamic terrorists are doing is doing their god’s service right from the book. Are all Muslims evil? No, they’re not. God has put a spirit of loving the neighbor inside everyone, which is a law that all have been judged by for generations. Romans 2:12-16 says “For as many have sinned without the Law shall also perish without the Law: and as many as have sinned in the Law shall be judged within the Law.” “(For not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law shall be justified.” “For when the Gentiles, which do not have the Law, do by nature the things contained in the Law, these not having the Law, are a law unto themselves.:” “Which shows the works of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts meanwhile either accusing or justifying one another.)” “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel.” Those who did not know the laws and religion of Moses still had one of the two great laws, according to Jesus, inside them, which is “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Those who love their neighbor as they love themselves, even if they do not know the real God or His Word, are justified by their actions. Those who show hatred for their neighbor are condemned, even if they don’t know the real God or His Word. A far cry from the Quran.

If you have heard ISIS forcing Christian infidels to convert, die, or pay a tax, it’s from 9:29, which says “Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and his apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.” This is called the Jizya law. What is perverted, the religion or the people who exercise it? All they have done is expel the Law God wrote in their hearts because they would rather believe God would want them to kill those that don’t believe in Him. This is satanic in every which way.

In the latter time, according to Islam, the infidels are gone after the struggle. Muslims will behead and murder because they are told to, especially in the latter days. Late in the latter days, according to the Bible, beheaded Christians will be justified in heaven. Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and had not worshipped the Beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark in their foreheads or in their hands; and they reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Let’s see, the older New Testament says believers will be beheaded while the younger Quran says the nonbelievers will be beheaded. Coincidence? It’s hard to pervert a religion that tells its followers to spread the faith by the sword. Next time you hear someone claim there is a minority of Muslims perverting the religion of Islam, ask what words exactly are they perverting?

WHEN JESUS WAS BORN

It is tradition that teaches us that Jesus Christ was born around the 25th of December, but tradition gets it wrong. It says in Luke 2:8 that when He was born there were shepherds in the field at night tending to their flock. Obviously shepherds would not be in the field at night in the brutal cold of winter. For sheep to be in the field at night, there would have to be food for them to eat there. To keep watch over them, the shepherds most likely had a full moon to use for light.

It is most likely that this was during the Harvest Moon, which would be around late September. This would also be during a very important time of year to the Jewish people, which is the feast of ingathering. Our Lord was probably born at this time of year. Having said that, nine months beforehand would be around December 25th where the real miracle occurred. Our Lord was conceived in the virgin Mary’s womb, which would be the real miracle.

It is right that one wishes our Lord Jesus Christ a happy birthday around October 9th this year, which will be a full moon. It’s good to celebrate His conception and life on Christmas, but keep in mind He was not born around that time. Keep His life, ways, and sacrifice in mind everyday. He suffered not for Himself, but for all of us. May all find Him and bless Him.

THE CLAY JESUS

There is, and has been, an epidemic of people desiring to make Jesus out to be some piece of clay where they can mold Him into whatever they want Him to be. The issues and methods are as wide as the horizon because people love to think their sins are okay in His eyes. It is much easier to mold Jesus and turn Him into something He is not than confronting their desire to sin. If they confront their desire to sin, then they might stop doing something they like to do, no matter how sinful it is. Some know it is wrong, but keep doing it, like I did. Some try to turn a sinful act into something that isn’t sinful because Jesus didn’t directly confront that particular sin, but there is no way that in their heart of hearts that they think their sins are anything but sins.

Jesus was not here to condemn, but to be merciful. He knew the nature of people to sin, but wanted people to confront their sins and sin no more. A woman about to be stoned for adultery was saved by Jesus from those whose sins would also be punishable by death, which is why He said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Did Jesus say to her “It’s okay what you did”? No, He said “Go and sin no more.” Men Jesus healed were told by Him to not sin anymore and they have been forgiven. Forgiven for what? In today’s world those men just might ask Him that because they might have turned Him into a piece of clay too. It would be interesting to see His response. It wouldn’t be pretty.

Of the Old Testament laws, Jesus said expressly that He didn’t come to destroy, but fulfill. His life, death, and resurrection did not obliterate those laws. The harsh punishments for those laws, except those of the violent variety would be changed. Because of His sacrifice, it was time to forgive the sinner.

The apostle Paul reiterated those old laws, saying those who do not abide by them have no place in heaven. 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the UNRIGHTEOUS shall not inherit the kingdom of God? BE NOT DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,” “nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor violent, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of heaven.” The words “abusers of themselves with mankind” in the KJV was the Greek word “αρσενοκοίτης” (ar-sen-ok-OY-teece), which are two Greek words put together, meaning “male cohabitation”. This meant in a sexual way, as the word “αρσενοκοίτης” means a male homosexual in the Greek.

I heard rdiculous notions that Jesus was fine with homosexuality because He never spoke out against it. I even heard one person on some socialist radio program bring up the centurion Jesus spoke with was a homosexual, and Jesus didn’t condemn him. He brought up that the servant that was ill the centurion asked Jesus to heal was “λαίς” (pah-EECE) in the Greek, which means “servant boy”. The centurion showed great faith by saying to Jesus that He can heal his servant without visiting him. He didn’t want Jesus to go too far out of His way. Jesus saw that this centurion displayed great faith in Him, so He was impressed enough to say He hasn’t seen such great faith in Israel as his. The radio show guy said it was common for centurions to have these servant boys basically as sex toys, and this is true because Rome was an ultra-permissive society. That was part of their downfall, but that’s neither here nor there. While it was common, it was not a rule. Not every centurion had a young male sex slave. Here is something that this radio show guy or anyone else spreading this garbage can’t explain away though: that aforementioned adulteress woman Jesus said to sin no more- why didn’t He say the same of the centurion? Whether it is homosexual or simple fornication, it would be a sin if the centurion was having sex with his servant boy, right? So why didn’t Jesus, who knows the hearts of all men, say to the centurion “Sin no more?” Because he wasn’t having sex with his servant. That is the only explanation.

There are sadly going to be many who will be condemned after this life who accept Jesus was the Christ. Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. But He that does the will of My Father which is in heaven.” “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? And in Your name have cast out devils? And in Your name done many wonderful works?’” “And then I will profess to them, ‘I never accepted you: depart from Me, YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY.’” Iniquity is sin. The will of our Father is not to sin, among other things. These will be those who swear up and down they are Christians, but will be condemned forever. Why?

All of these sins listed in the Old Testament and in 1st Corinthians by Paul are forgiveable. In order to be forgiven for them, one must admit to them. If one thinks their sins are not sins at all because they molded Jesus into how they want Him to be, then there can’t be forgiveness. They will wear their sins until they either humble themselves, or they will wear them forever. Jesus is not your piece of clay.