THE EFFECTS OF SIN

When people have seemingly a natural inclination to ask God why people and children get serious diseases and afflictions, the blame does not rest upon His shoulders, but ours. Many generations ago, God told His chosen nation, the Israelites, that if they abided by His rules, they would never get sick. They did not abide by them. As a matter of fact, it took forty days for them to completely cast aside this covenant they made with Him. The Lord God then told them the effects of their sins would come upon them, and all the way up to the third and fourth generation of the sinner (Exodus 20:5, 34:7). Instead of blaming Him for these effects, one might with wisdom present ask what would happen if the effects of sin did not manifest with afflictions?

When one sins, it brings about a negative reaction all around and Satan’s hold becomes stronger. Not just on that sinner, but in the area of the sinner. This was the purpose for the harsh punishments to give to sinners in the Old Testament when Israelites were to enter the land He promised them- to push the effects of sin away long enough for the Messiah to be born, live life as an adult, and die sinlessly for the sake of our sins. This is why Jesus said as an adult “I have not come to destroy the Law and the prophets, but fulfill.” It was now time to forgive the sinner since He could handle the sacrifice.

Sin is like air that fills a balloon. The more sin there is, the closer that balloon is to breaking apart. If no air is let out to relieve the pressure, the balloon- the world would pop. Affliction visited upon the sinner and their generations relieves the pressure of sin, allowing the world to go on. Since sin in this day is so rampant, this world is about to burst. Hence, we are in the last days awaiting the next age. It is time.

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? Ask Muslim clerics, even those of a good heart, what happens to the infidels in the latter days according to the Quran?

WHAT IS THE KEY OF DAVID?

There is a lot of debate and speculation as to what the Key of David is. Some believe it is the true lineage of Jews, which is foolish. It is written in Revelation 3:7 that the Church of Philadelphia has this key to a door that no man can shut or open but Christ. How can the Church of Philadelphia have a key to a lineage? It is this verse that partially gives explanation to the answer of this mystery.

The Key of David is simply the promise God gave to David that through his line would come the Saviour, who would bring an everlasting kingdom. The Church of Philadelphia is only the elect of the last generation. All churches written of in Revelation chapters two and three have to do with churches of the latter days. The Church of Philadelphia, as is written in Romans 8:30, have already been judged innocent due to their faithfulness shown in the previous age. They have this key because God has already judged them. They have not denied His name. No man can take away this key from them; no, not Satan himself. No man can enter the everlasting kingdom unless Jesus Christ opens it up to them, all depending on what they do. No man can shut up the kingdom on someone Christ has opened it up to. This is the Key of David.

WHAT ‘DO NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING’ MEANS

This law, written in Deuteronomy 25:4, had nothing to do with oxen. When an ox is threshing, he is doing beneficial work. Muzzling an ox would be used to punish and tame it, so you shouldn’t punish the ox for doing a good work. Likewise, you shouldn’t punish a servant of the Lord for doing His work. Like Paul said in 1st Corinthians 9:9, “Does God care about oxen?” He meant this law had nothing to do with actual oxen.

Another thing sort of written about oxen was when Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus, and said to him “It is hard for you to kick against the pricks.” Jesus said this to Paul accusing him of persecuting Him. A prick was a wooden spike that was fixed behind an ox, typically, to break up the ground for tilling. If the ox refused to move, then the prick could be angled upwards to jab at it to make it move. Sometimes, however, the ox would instead kick back at the prick causing more pain.

Jesus said this to Paul, which subtley told him that Jesus had been calling Paul, but instead of answering the call, he used that inner agitation to go after Christians with more fury. As one that was called, I can tell you that it is such an uncomfortable feeling. The call would make one feel restless, uncomfortable in one’s own skin, and a feeling of not being in the right place no matter where they are. Because we are human, we would not answer His call if we felt good.

DID WE USED TO BE ANGELS?

I have heard of some who teach this, but the answer to the question of whether we were angels is ‘no’. In order to believe we were angels, one must also believe God put us into weaker human flesh to give us another chance through Jesus, His only begotten Son. The book of Enoch tears this doctrine down completely. What Genesis chapter six partially explains, the book of Enoch clearly demonstrates. Angels after the fall of Satan and his angels (and our creation also, because according to the ‘angel doctrine’, this is when we fell as angels), found human women to be attractive and married them. These angels included Azazel and Semjaza. After they did this, they were imprisoned inside the earth awaiting judgment. God has already judged them as guilty. As bad as what Azazel and those angels involved with his plot was, the angels involved with Satan’s plot was much worse. Azazel and his angels intermarried with human women while Satan and his angels tried to make him God. God didn’t give Azazel and his angels a second chance, so why would He give the angels who went along with Satan one?