Thursday, 11 September 2014

Matcha Green Tea and yet another compound to combat the Zombification of our pineal gland

L-Theanine is mentioned as a component of Green Tea
What do you know?....it helps concentrate the mind in meditation....among countless other benefits.





Drew Canole writes in his fitlife TV page
All across dieting magazines, blogs, TV shows and even popular Facebook pages, BURNING FAT is a HOT topic. It seems every week there is a new diet sweeping the media by storm and garnering the limelight. Without pointing the finger or playing favorites, we tend to suggest more of a focus on LIFESTYLE than DIET. By now, you also understand that Fitlifers are HUGE practitioners of the following concept: “A healthy outside starts on the inside.” Most dieticians, nutritionists and fitness experts recommend diet and exercise as the solution to weight loss. Whether you want to lose 40 pounds, or just BURN that last bit of belly fat, chances are you’ve heard this before: “Eat Less and Exercise More.” …On and on the media chants this message like a broken record. What if I told you that WHAT you eat, and moreover, what you CONSUME can make a world of difference in your results? What if I told you there were Superfoods and herbs that could nourish your body, make you feel great, and BURN fat naturally? Our quest for optimal health has lead us to an incredible super herb. High in chlorophyll and antioxidants, studies suggest Matcha Green Tea can help prevent cancer, boost your immune system, lower one’s LDL, reduce stress and as an added bonus… BURN FAT! Without increasing blood pressure or heart rate, Matcha Green Tea has the wild super power of increasing metabolism. A study in the late 90’s concluded that this amazing tea can increase thermogenesis in humans by up to 30%. Thermogenesis is a main component of your metabolism, and a 30% increase is HUGE! How would you like to burn 30% more calories each day? Imagine your arms, hips, and your tummy with 30% less fat. Remember, this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle, and how hard is it to add some Matcha Green Tea to your lifestyle? Super easy.

Make a Fat Loss Matcha Berry Smoothie!

Here’s what’s in the Fat Burning Matcha Berry Smoothie
Raspberries

Raspberries are among the healthiest food that proves beneficial to health. It’s rich in dense nutrient content like antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, etc. It is effective to prevent damage to DNA cells from free radicals which are the cause of many health problems like cancer, macular degeneration, cardiovascular health, and ageing. It increases enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat pro in certain types of fat cells, and decreases risk of obesity as well as risk of fatty liver. Blackberries
Blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Anthocyanins, which give blackberries their dark color, is an antioxidant well-known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers, are a huge bonus, but be aware the berries are best consumed in their natural state to get the full benefits.Research has also shown that the ellagic acid in blackberries may have anti-cancer properties. One cup of blackberries contains half of the daily recommendation of the antioxidant vitamin C, which protects the immune system and may lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Blueberries
This herb has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea, headaches and even respiratory disorders. It’s also been shown to fight depression and increase brain function (even through smelling it!). Mint also has anti-cancer and anti-microbial effects. Mint contains a phytonutrient called perillyl alcohol. This phytonutrient has been shown to inhibit tumor growth and protect against the skin, colon and lung cancer.
Almonds

Unsweetened almond milk can be used if you are attempting to lose weight. The mono-unsaturated fat contained in almonds satisfies appetite and prevents over-eating. The dietary fiber in almons also

contributes to the sensation of being full, despite eating only a small amount. Studies have revealed that an almond-rich, low calorie diet is good for obese people to assist in shedding their excess weight. Almonds are a source of many nutrients which help in the development and health of the human brain. Almonds also two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have been shown to increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways and a decreased occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps to increaensity lipoproteins (LDL).
Spinach
Spinach is a very nutrient-dense food. It has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium. When you consume this healthy food, you don’t need to worry about your weight-loss diet as you take in abundant, good-for-you nutrients. The flavonoids and antioxidants found in spinach, particularly the antioxidant beta-carotene, have been shown in multiple studies to help combat many cancers.
Water

Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Water Can Help Control Calories. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help. Choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake.
Matcha Green Tea
Like we said, Matcha Green Tea is an Incredible super herb that boosts immunity, increases metabolism, fights disease, lowers stress and tastes great! It is also a powerhouse of antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful and much needed. You get loads of antioxidants when you juice fresh organic vegetables and you can also get it with drinking tea. One cup of matcha tea provides more antioxidants and nutritional value than 10 cups of green tea. - See more at: 

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Cut Out The Middle Man

"Rich Novek , 2 or 3 years back I said to Paul Anderson-Walsh I'd like to do a tour...possibly outside churches...maybe almost flashmob style gatherings in shopping malls as was kind of prophesied on my double CD 1990/91....actually way before most of the current big UK malls existed...
and I said I'd call it the "Cut Out the Middle Man Tour"....which is a double pun.
it means

a. cut out the middle man "selfpowered soul delusion" but also ofcourse
b. the New covenant of Jeremiah 31...no man will say to his brother "Know the Lord" for they shall all know me from the least to the greatest."


The gifts of the Ascended Christ are an interesting phenomenon. Apart from the Apostolic Movement of the 1920s,to 1950s, which was the initial rediscovery, we are the first generation to know the firstfruits of apostolic and prophetic ministry since the Church was founded. Nothing is simple however. Well it really is, but when it collides with our flesh life...it isn't.
We now have a residue generation, some of which are burnt out with the whole idea, and the rest live in these rather fantasy apostolic pyramids. As usual with flesh stuff they are both wrong. Kind of like the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil version of church ministry gifting.

For about 30 years some of us have laid the whole subject down not knowing if we'd see it again. But as usual, the Holy Spirit is up to something. We have had to die to the Zeus Mentality of Apostolic gifting. That isn't what an apostle is.
But it doesn't mean there are no apostles!!! They have had to be put back in the refrigerator waiting for a generation purged enough to actually benefit from real ones.
Write this down: An apostle lays a foundation of Christ and Christ crucified. He comes into your midst and sniffs...."can I sense Christ and Christ crucified here in this gathering? Is there a gift of faith I can impart?"
He DOESN'T franchise a name like Salt and Light Ministries, or Pioneer Ministries, or New Frontiers Ministries.....thinking that will in any way make up for the fact that JESUS JUST ISN'T THERE WHEN HE LEAVES.    Facebook status 10th September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

10 to the power of a 100...and that's just for starters!!!

Grant Jeffrey excerpt

There are 456 OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECIES about the Messiah that were fulfilled by the life of Jesus Christ. The reason why prophecy is an indication of the divine authorship of the Scriptures, and hence a testimony to the trustworthiness of the message of the Scriptures, is because of the minute probability of fulfillment. Anyone can make predictions, for that is simple. Having prophecies fulfilled is vastly different. In fact, the more statements made about the future, and the more the detail, then the less likely the precise fulfillment will be.

For example, what is the likelihood of a person predicting today the exact city in which the birth of a future leader would take place, well into the 21st century? This is indeed what the prophet Micah did 700 years before the Messiah. Further, what is the likelihood of predicting the precise manner of death that a new, unknown religious leader would experience, a thousand years from now - a manner of death presently unknown, and to remain unknown for hundreds of years? Yet, this is indeed what David did in 1000 B.C. Again, what is the likelihood of predicting the specific date of the appearance of some great future leader, hundreds of years in advance? Yet, this is indeed what Daniel did, 530 years before Christ. If one were to conceive 50 specific prophecies about a person in the future, who one would never meet, just what is the likelihood that this person will fulfill all 50 of the predictions? How much less would this likelihood be if 25 of these predictions were about what other people would do to him, and were completely beyond his control? For example, how does someone "arrange" to be born in a specific family? How does one "arrange" to be born in a specified city, in which their parents do not actually live?

Indeed, it may be possible for someone to fake one or two of the Messianic prophecies, but it would be impossible for any one person to arrange and fulfill all of these prophecies. David Greenglass was a World War II traitor. He gave atomic secrets to the Russians and then fled to Mexico after the war. His conspirators arranged to help him by planning a meeting with the secretary of the Russian ambassador in Mexico City. Proper identification for both parties became vital. Greenglass was to identify himself with six prearranged signs. These instructions had been given to both the secretary and Greenglass so there would be no possibility of making a mistake. They were : (1) once in Mexico City Greenglass was to write a note to the secretary, signing his name as "I. Jackson"; (2) after three days he was to go to the Plaza de Colon in Mexico City and (3) stand before the statue of Columbus, (4) with his middle finger placed in a guide book. In addition, (5) when he was approached, he was to say it was a magnificent statue and that he was from Oklahoma. (6) The secretary was to then give him a passport. The six prearranged signs worked. Why? With six identifying characteristics it was impossible for the secretary not to identify Greenglass as the proper contact. How true, then, it must be that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah if He had 456 identifying characteristics well in advance, and fulfilled them all!

In fact, what does the science of probability make of this? The science of probability attempts to determine the chance that a given event will occur. The value and accuracy of the science of probability has been well established beyond doubt - for example, insurance rates are fixed according to statistical probabilities. Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes, representing some 600 college students. The students carefully weighed all the factors, discussed each prophecy at length, and examined the various circumstances which might indicate that men had conspired together to fulfill a particular prophecy. They made their estimates conservative enough so that there was finally unanimous agreement even among the most skeptical students. However, then Professor Stoner took their estimates and made them even more conservative. He also encouraged other skeptics or scientists to make their own estimates to see if his conclusions were more than fair. Finally, he submitted his figures for review to a Committee of the American Scientific Affiliation. Upon examination, they verified that his calculations were dependable and accurate in regard to the scientific material presented (Peter Stoner, Science Speaks, Chicago: Moody Press, 1969, 4).

After examining only eight different prophecies (Idem, 106), they conservatively estimated that the chance of one man fulfilling all eight prophecies was one in 10^17.

Suppose that we take 10^17 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote them in their own wisdom (Idem, 106-107).

In financial terms, is there anyone who would not invest in a financial venture if the chance of failure were only one in 10^17? This is the kind of sure investment we are offered by God for belief in His Messiah. Professor Stoner, from these figures, draws the conclusion the fulfillment of these eight prophecies alone proves that God inspired the writing of the prophecies(Idem, 107) - the likelihood of mere chance is only one in 10^17! Another way of saying this is that any person who minimizes or ignores the significance of the Biblical identifying signs concerning the Messiah would be ignoring all mathematical and scientific logic and reasoning.. But, of course, there are many more than eight prophecies.

In another calculation, Stoner used 48 prophecies (Idem, 109) (even though he could have used Edersheim's 456) and arrived at the extremely conservative estimate that the probability of 48 prophecies being fulfilled in one person is the incredible number 10^157.

According to Emile Borel, once one goes past one chance in 10^50, the probabilities are so small that it is impossible to think that they will ever occur. As Stoner concludes, "Any man who rejects Christ as the Son of God is rejecting a fact proved perhaps more absolutely than any other fact in the world (Stoner, op. cit., 112)." reference


A GOOGOL IS : 10^100 or 1 Followed by 100 Zeros


EXAMPLE: Some estimate our known universe to span 16 billion light years. If you counted the gas molecules in 118 Million Light Years Cubed, you would have slightly over a googol molecules.

The number 10^157 is only based on 48 of the 456 prophecies fulfilled by one individual. If you have ever had any doubt about Jesus Christ being who the Bible states He is, absolutely all doubt should be removed at this point.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Working Properly

Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore [a]it says,

“When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”

9 (Now this expression, “He ascended,” what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [d]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [e]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [f]which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 [g]As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [h]in deceitful scheming; 15 but [i]speaking the truth in love, [j]we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together [k]by what every joint supplies, according to the [l]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

I realise, as I review my blog, that Christ has been writing Ephesians 4 in my bloodstream. Like when a jigsaw is being pieced together it is not always apparent what the whole picture will be. But if you analyse many of the posts in this blog they are nothing less than a rewording of  Paul's apostolic message:
What Christ won for us
Where He has positioned us
What the Body of Christ is
and  in this context....
GROWING UP FULLY INTO HIM or the full 3 stages of growth of this blog and also 1 John 2
BUT IN CORPORATE CONTEXT here in Ephesians 4.

And this describes the unique gifts the ascended Christ gives unto men to be able to form this supernatural thing called the CHURCH...but that this itself is only an interim stage...because the BODY carries on
building itself .....being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

So the strategy is this
We PREACH what is TRUE NOW of all of us in Christ
a bunch of individuals hears
then God rouses the churchbuilding gifts to move amongst these living stones
to mature them to a point where they know how to speak from the Spirit...in
other words to speak Christ to each other...that the whole church carries on building itself.

So if we come into an area, look for the Living Church we can tell what stage it has arrived at.
Jesus used the phrase a half built tower.
Well a half built tower would relate to 95% of all churches around today. they are still ONLY at the stage where one or two real ministries...or fake hireling ministries are speaking to a mass of stones....the stones themselves still relate as individual stones, and are not yet a Temple of the Living Lord, and there is no real sense yet that they are a Living Body yet, and moving as such.
Partly then, ministries who are themselves inadequately formed in God....
or partly through direct counterattack of the Enemy
or partly through the lack of hunger for righteousness and truth in the saints means that yet another half built tower is being laughed at by the world.

The purpose of this post is to examine the words "working properly". But first notice how Ephesians 4 continues in much the same vein as a lot of my blogposts....
17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding,
As many readers will know I have been using the phrase..."locked in their leftbrain" or "leftbrain locked".
The tiny bit of our brain that does step by step thinking, that lists things, that guages things according to rules and parameters, and human measurements....is mainly the left frontal vortex. We now have the use of information that comes to us direct through the Holy Spirit. This does not mean we deny the human information, but as in healing for example....our present condition is nolonger the final Word...because Isaiah 53 says all our sicknesses and disease was laid upon Him.
Twice in this chapter St Paul talks about speaking truth
verse 15....speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ
verse 25....Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin;
So we have an important fulcrum here.
  1. We've got Chapters 1 to 3 which describe the building materials that are ours
  2. We've got the ministries whose gifting it is to KICKSTART the engine...
  3. And we've got the whole Body who corporately share the process of Building everything in that we need to become complete....(which ofcourse as you look out now on  the Body of Christ is incredibly INCOMPLETE)

BUT GUESS WHAT THE FULCRUM IS?  Our willingness to deal with truth.
I will repeat that.

As good as all the other components are they all mean zilch
if we are NOT PREPARED to speak the truth in love
NOR HEAR TRUTH.

I am growing in the Lord, people think.
No one is arguing that you are not.
But this is the actual phrase in the Bible:
we are to GROW UP IN ALL ASPECTS INTO HIM.

In order to be the Church the Lord spoke about through Smith Wigglesworth we have to be a WORD and SPIRIT CHURCH.

Grow up in all aspects into Him.

God has quickened the subject of the 12 Gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah and not surprisingly because we too are a church that is coming back out of Babylon. We are rebuilding the Gates and the last big door opening message on the gates that I heard anyone preach was Arthur Wallis to the Fountain Trust around 40 years ago. We can't ignore GATES. We are to be complete!!!

And we cannot be complete if we still have issues with speaking truth.

WHICH BRINGS ME TO THIS REAL WORLD EXAMPLE:

On Facebook God engineered that we had a thread of people all privately chatting in one continuous private message thread for 2 years. Unlike church even...all the members could see all the private messages. We know things about each other that maybe spouses do not even know.
Glorious glorious stuff was shared.

But you know what?
It began faltering when I started to speak the Truth.

It was simple truth.
it was things like...if we are in covenant (as all christians are with one another) how can we just up and leave
with ne'er a fairwell....or for no other good reason than what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12

If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason [l]any the less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin;

Now the addition of Be angry but sin not....is already into territory that existing churches cannot handle. I thought it may be different among ourselves here...but no, it wasn't.

We are members of one another is a HUGE Statement.
We want everyone to be functioning right...not for moral reasons...but because in a real mystical sense we are ONE MACHINE  moving mightily in the heavenly places....so if one of your cogs is clogged up....actually in the Spirit that affects me. But at this stage in the growth of the Body people still seem to think parts of them are still under wraps . Ofcourse we are still individuals.....Ofcourse I am not going back into the territory of Emsworth Christian Church in the 1980s where we were for a time practically socialist or communist, having to ask permission to blow our noses....well I exaggerate.....a little....
No I absolutely get that...
But when the Spirit is moving on His Body and people are holding back for example in Acts 2 Ananias and Sapphyra were lying....and they died. They were FREE to do what they wanted. Everybody is free to do what they want....it's alwas the question of WHY you want to do what you want....and if it's not coming from the ONE LIFE in theUniverse....but it's something in addition to the life of God ...well yes...expect other participants in the same Life in the universe to question you.

WORKING PROPERLY
This is the point that prompted the post.
As Western Christians we speed read through Ephesians 1 to 3 going "nah nah nah nah nah"...yup got that...
we haven't ofcourse...it's just headknowledge...
then we come to something recognizable
in the English standard version it reads like this 4:16
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

"Aha", we go.
Our brain goes click click click
I understand "working"
I understand "properly".

So from top left, if we are in a British Anglican or Methodist Church we learn to "do our bit for the church" by shaking a tin for charity donations to some charity that we favour or that our church leaders favour.

Or perhaps we are in an evangelical church, and we read in our new instruction book something that makes us think we have to put a sandwich board on us and march up and down the streets proclaiming how short time is.....which, by the way, it is....Everyone is free to do what they feel the Holy Spirit is telling them to do.
Last week, by way of the same subject, I felt I heard God say something which was quite a shock to me.
"You do realise that not everyone who purports to be an evangelical and goes out on the streets with signs and loud unempathising preaching is not always what it says on the tin?"  By that God was referring to the different methods the sons of Darkness use. Jesuits are taught to take on the appearance of any organisation and to copy the mannerisms perfectly. Witches are even brought up with pleasant religious "front alters" or "front personalities" and then placed in all kinds of churches.
So at least some of the most obnoxious preachers of damnation aren't christians at all....they are perfectly aware of the damage to Christ's Name they are doing in the high streets.

Or bottom left, perhaps we feel to be "working properly" we must be preaching. How many preachers know how to preach in the Holy Spirit as God gives them utterance. And how many do lots of uttering whether god is giving it to them or not.

Or how about this even more subtle situation bottom right?
The words come from a current email request from a network apostolic church this week. The writer won't have a clue that there is anything wrong in the words he used.
In reply to his email, IF I WAS TO REPLY would be....
and this tight chemistry with this leadership team? How mature are they? Do they yet know they are Christ in their form according to galatians 2:20. Are they experienced in delivering people from Satan and demonic strongholds? Are they aware of how much danger we are all in as Satan prepares his last onslaught against Jews Christians and Muslims....anybody in any way related to Abrahamic forms of Monotheistic believing?
What kind of gospel is this leadership team into? Grace plus works? Do they preach any further than Romans 1 to 5?
And what about the later phrase "helping to foster a church planting movement"?
What you mean do you know how to start a club which you are calling a church in a school hall or community hall with a musican band and a twolevel gospel about forgiveness from sin and the baptism in the Holy Spirit?  And this you describe as "church planting".   We would call that beginning christian clubs that meet on Sundays and have musicians on podiums.

NO NO NO.
This all comes from the western carnal mind that speed reads Ephesians 1 to 3 then gets to the bit about working properly and thinks in terms of a day job....except here it's a similar activity but you may or may not be paid for it.


Nope 4:16 is entirely in context.
And the context is birthing Christ and who you are now according to those three chapters  INSIDE YOU AS CONSCIOUSNESS, Then out of that consciousness everything you authentically ARE begins to work properly. And whatever you naturally are being moved and prompted by Christ's life within you, by His Spirit....is going to feed and upbuild other Christ members.

What must we be doing to do the works of Christ asked the disciples?  Believe ON Him who God has sent. And what this now means for believers is we believe IN HIS LIFE in us. We believe in the all sufficiency of that life IN US.  Or as proverbs 3 puts it....we acknowledge HIM in all our ways....and He makes straight our paths.

A better way to think of us "supplying" and "working properly" is to think in terms of Genesis 1. Our Father approached the problem of Darkness with Word alone. He said, "Let there be Light"
We are His kids. "Working properly"....whether by speaking or by actions in faith means addressing Darkness. Addressing Darkness in the world. Addressing darkness in each other by SPEAKING LIGHT...as we have utterance in the Spirit.

This whole post came out of an initial post that people responded well to last night on Facebook, made in conversation with Edie Chill and others....


Edie Chill
5 September at 14:59 ·


I know (in my intuitive knower, that place within where reason and logic are not allowed to go) that there is a "way" of living heretofore unknown to humanity. Could we possibly be the generation to taste it, or must I continue to be a dreaming fool?


Bill Fechtelkotter You're no fool. Yesterday, I started hearing a question and a phrase, "Are you ready to shine?" I answered, "Yes." And then, over and over, "It's time to shine." This unexpectedly brought tears to my eyes.

It's NOW Edie. The long wait is over. Our time as a caterpillar has expired, our wings have arrived! Haha

Edie Chill "This is bigger than "self-improvement," and whatever you're going to find in the "self-help" aisle. We are going to have to get past me-myself-and-I, and the idea that this is all about individual enhancement. The transformation we want is more than tidying up a messed up world. For the Spirit to work we have to be talking to one another. What is there to say? Turn within to the spirit of the depths. What is opening up through your deep feelings? What is that intuitive knowing and tacit understandings revealing to you? We have to talk to one another from that place! We must express it as naturally as we can in our own words. You have to become a little child to really do it - it's as simple as that, and as difficult as that.

Is this the same as reading another book about God and spirituality? No.
Is this the same as following our favorite spiritual teacher? No.
Is this the same as attending another conference or workshop? No.
Is this the same as embracing more progressive beliefs in your mind? No.
Is this the same as acquiring more knowledge? No.

It's not necessary to do any of the above in order to practice what I'm suggesting. And unless you practice what I'm suggesting, all of the above are meaningless.

Turn within to the spirit and source within you. We have to start talking to one another about what we experience there... not in a bunch of empty religious phraseology, but in our own words. Nothing is going to change unless we start doing this." Jim Palmer

Katie Woodside I am beginning to see the value in non resistance. There is a flow to this life and for me, it is time to relax! My "daily bread" for today (something that rises up within me) says to relax and enjoy the moment! Keep calm and enjoy the day!

Darryl Dement I know that 2nd Adam does not till the Ground, not sure how yet LOL, for now I tell myself that because I love maters so much it's a joy instead of a labor. That day of reaping where I have not sown may be a little way in the future Ha. But I can certainly grasp that concept.
5 September at 20:07 · Like



Tunji Ayoade Getting the hang of immortality is like toilet training
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Chris Welch Nobody I have ever spoken to so far "has" the vision of the Body is joined by that which every joint supplies...in parenthesises...Paul adds "errr supplies when they are working properly."Before I get to that consider this.
Before the industrial revolution no one could imagine breaking down all aspects of the production of one item into a loop round a building or factory. Before that everybody built everything from start to finish.

Before corporation culture really got its act together nobody could have dreamed that one bunch of folk...be it 50,100,1000....all streamlined so that every one of their functions worked seamlessly to the end of a set of products or services....could be SO MUCH GREATER then the sum of all its parts. When you are dealing with a corporation and brand you are dealing with something with a force and momentum about it that can be both alarming and a real blessing....it's way beyond just a bunch of humans having coffee in a room!!!

Now anyone who knows me knows I will most often use the more negative effects of the industrialised world. But i want you to catch something. before these things really got up and running nobody could really imagine or dream that such things could happen.

Before this there was a smithy in a village with perhaps one or two master smiths and one or two apprentices for most things in an area that required making. To sit in a smithy and try to even imagine what we have now is virtually impossible.

So muse on that, then we'll move onto 1 Corinthians 12.
Up until now everybody thinks of this chapter in terms of Spiritfilled meetings....
But actually it's about "the administration God is raising up...suitable to the fulness of the times"......that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known NOW through the church to the principalities and powers.

See.....everything we have now....which is pretty darned impressive...ofcourse apart from the fact that everything has been co opted by the devil and freemasonry into a web or basket shape of interwoven "control" under the auspices of the hidden council of 300...using front organisation after front organisation to disguse the fact that Macdonalds and BASF are equally managed up top by the same few individuals,,,,,

but on the positive side....everything we have now is built using people who "aren't working properly"....well according to Paul's definition.

To work properly
each individual has to be experiencing being born again,
out of the shame dogging everybody since Genesis 3
rooted and grounded in the grace of Christ
each one knowing the veil is rent and that we all have a completely clear relationship with our Father through Jesus Christ our Brother
that we have all moved way beyond leftbrain locked systems of the world
into the whole of our being now switched back on again in Christ by the Spirit....
both our authentic natural giftings, and those more freaky supernatural ones God chooses to ping out of us......

Nobody anywhere has any real clue of what the Body living in this state 24 hours a day ....sharing the living Christ in all forms at all levels would be like....
But try this...
The blessings of business are shared. Even those weak among us are strong in Christ. People are always giving. There's no reserve about popping in and out of houses...nobody has anything to hide....and if they still have stuff....someone somewhere will feel to impart something.
people with big houses wont be like at present...
vast vacant lots of grass and courtyards...with 2 or 3 people rattling around all this space....big rooms will be filled with loads of people happy to see one another...and actually....mostly laughing.

A lot of us have had downpayments of this stuff....

But do you realise that at present if Christ gets shared...only about 2 or 3 minutes of one leader's preaching may really carry any anointing that does anything in the Spirit. So people have driven all that way to be together....and very little actual Christ stuff has happened.
But a gathering of "properlyworking" Christ conscious ones, all giving as the Spirit shows.....well we can't really imagine it...
~Cos if we think of brickies building a house...there's usually only one two or three building a layer all round....

The Christ building....each brick that gets put in place starts building other bricks...it's all hugely exponential.
But your average vicar/pastor/priest....actually blocks Jesus Christ...
so what should be a house building itself...
resembles the speed of a slowly dripping tap in one tiny corner of the kitchen.

Can you see how different our existence on earth should be...we are like in that smithy at the moment.....nobody can imagine what an Earth of "properly working joints" would even look like!
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Tim Kraft Powerful post Chris Welch!
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Edie Chill I agree Tim. Til we ALL come to the measure of the stature of Christ. In the beginning we were without form and void, now Christ is being formed IN US and all the parts are being fitly joined together.
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Chris Welch One of the reasons "we don't work" very well....and here I talk of many on Facebook....and I refer to being sidelined in the greater field of things....is precisely because "we are starting to work properly".

You see, yes, many Christians believe in Christ, but as Darren Hufford points out....in their daily lives they are practical atheists....and they dovetail perfectly into the world system of shame based relating....and pyramids of fear and control....much disguised ofcourse as I said earlier.
But if we are of Christ Himself we come up from underneath.
Jesus used to formalise this by saying....don't go straight to the high table....in case you get put on one of the lower tables....let yourself be discovered and you will rise to where you really should be...but it will be based on reality and not on the world's odd systems of family caste and false hype.
In the end you have to make a covenant with reality and not with sham and figleaves. This has enormous implications in how we live all of life.
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Edie Chill Chris, What I hear you saying is......................Rest..............&..............Allow

Kim Black Chris Welch, That is beautiful.

No matter what we see, Christ has already won. Yes, make a covenant with reality now. As you say, doing so will have enormous implications in how you live all of life beginning right now.
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Chris Welch Kim it's a funny old game this Body building lark.
You see there SIMPLY IS NO COPYRIIGHT ON Deep calls to DEEP
or Psalm 19.....their words go out but none is heard audibly....etc
Day to day pours forth speech....

Now as it happens generally speaking the things revealed DO BELONG to the People of God....

and God does nothing without first telling the prophets...

But hey....if the prophets aren't listening as Rick Joyner doesn't seem to be....certainly as far as thirdlevel Christianity goes anyway....or the covert plans of the enemy....

well there's no copyright...
so God just speaks to the next ragamuffin bunch who are listening.

That's why we must never be like the disciples and say...hey....such and such are not with us and they are saying God's stuff....go right in there Jesus and stop them....

But ofcourse He says the opposite....no one who is not against Me will not be for Me....

So that shows you how nebulous the building is organisationally...
The Body is literally jouned by that which every joint supplies....now where that joint is currently may not be orthodox.

We see God's heart when He announces to the angels
"Hey the sons of the Kingdom aren't interested in the wedding feast invitations....go out therefore into the highways byways fields and gutters or underpasses....AND COMPEL THEM TO COME IN

so all of a sudden Fred the dropout is feeling compelling messages from the Sky via Psalm 19.....the day is dripping with speech....and it can't be the alcohol because he finished the bottle ages ago!!!!
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Chris Welch By the way Kim...thx for asking
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Kim Black Chris Welch, Ragamuffin bunch. Lol. I'm feelin' that.
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Edie Chill Chris......................You have a great way to express truth!
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So finally to get a better context for "working properly" read these three chapters at one sitting, then if you like them download the Mirror version of the letters of the new testament done by Francois DuToit and now available as a book or on Kindle on Amazon.

LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS
CHAPTER 1

1:1 Paul, employed by the delightful resolve of God and commissioned to represent Jesus
Christ to the saints in Ephesus; also to every believer in Christ Jesus.
1:2 I greet you with the grace and peace that proceed from God the Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
1:3 Let’s celebrate God! He has lavished every blessing heaven has upon us in Christ!
1:4 He associated us in Christ before the fall of the world! Jesus is God's mind made up
about us! He always knew in his love that he would present us again face to face before him
in blameless innocence. (The implications of the fall are completely cancelled out, katabalo -
“to fall away, to put in a lower place,” instead of themelios - “foundation” see 2:20 - Thus
translated “the fall of the world” instead of “the foundation of the world.” God found us in
Christ before he lost us in Adam!)
1:5 He is the architect of our design; his heart dream realized our coming of age in Christ.
(Adoption here is not what it means in our Western society, it is a coming of age, like the
typical Jewish Barmitsva. See Gal.4:1-6 “…and to seal our sonship the spirit of his son echoes
Abba Father in our hearts.”. Greek, huiothesia).
1:6 His grace-plan is to be celebrated: he greatly endeared us and highly favored us in
Christ; his love for his Son is his love for us.
1:7 Since we are (fully represented) in him, his blood is the ransom that secures our
redemption. His forgiving us our sins measures the wealth of his grace.
1:8 This grace shown towards us communicates a wisdom and discernment of our worth
that completely surpasses any definition.
1:9 The secret is out! His cherished love-dream now unfolds in front of our very eyes.
1:10 In the economy (oikonomia) of the fullness of time, everything culminates in Christ; all
that is in heaven and all that is on earth is reconciled in him. (Phillips, “All human history
shall be consummated in Christ, everything that exists in heaven or earth shall find its
perfection and fulfillment in him.” Knox, “All that is in heaven, all that is on earth, summed
up in him!”)
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1:11 This is how we fit into God's picture, Christ is the measure of our portion, we are in
him; invented and defined in him. God's blueprint intention is on exhibition in us, everything
he accomplishes is inspired by the energy and intent of his affection. (See Romans 8:29 “He
engineered us from the start to fit the mould of sonship and likeness according to the exact
blueprint of his design. We see the original and intended shape of our lives preserved in his
Son; he is the firstborn from the same womb that reveals our genesis. He confirms that we
are the invention of God.”)
1:12 It was our initial privilege (as Jews) to cherish the Messianic hope; our lives in Christ
were destined to promote the celebration of his glorious plan with man (doxa, intention,
opinion.).
1:13 Now you (Gentiles) also have discovered yourselves to be equally included in him
having witnessed the unveiled logic of God. (The Word of truth, alethea, from a + lanthano,
not hidden) What exciting news! Your salvation is publicly announced. Consistent with the
promise of God, the Holy Spirit gives guarantee to the fact of your faith, like the stamp of a
signet ring that certifies a document. You are in him!
1:14 The Holy Spirit is our tangible link (title deed) to the inheritance that was ransomed
and preserved for us. God's glorious plan for man is the theme of our celebration.
(Guarantee, or earnest, arabon a Hebrew word, to braid, two parties intertwine by giving
something as surety and pledge. The pledge represents the full transaction. The legal
document or title deed represents the complete value of the transaction. Like a wedding ring
represents the marriage.)
1:15 I am sure you can appreciate how the news of your faith and love greatly inspires me.
1:16 I am so happy for you; my thoughts and prayers are full of you.
1:17 I desire that you will draw directly from the source; that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory ignites the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in you in the
unveiling of his Master Plan (his intent, doxa glory.) I desire that you know by revelation
what he has known about you all along!
1:18 I pray that your thoughts will be flooded with light and inspired insight; that you will
clearly picture his intent in identifying you in him so that you may know how precious you
are to him. The saints are his treasure and the glorious trophy of his portion! (We are God's
assets and the measure of his wealth!)
1:19 I pray that you will understand beyond all comparison the magnitude of his mighty
power towards us who believe. Faith reveals how enormously advantaged we are in Christ.
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1:20 It is the same dynamic energy that he unleashed in Christ when he raised him from
the dead and forever established him in the power of his own right hand in the realm of the
heavens.
1:21 Infinitely above all the combined forces of rule, authority, dominion or governments;
he is ranked superior to any name that could ever be given to anyone of this age or any age
still to come in the eternal future.
1:22 I want you to see this: he subjected all these powers under his feet. He towers head
and shoulders above everything. He is the head,
1:23 the church (his redeemed image and likeness in man) is his body. The completeness of
his being that fills all in all resides in us! God cannot make himself more visible or exhibit
himself more accurately.
CHAPTER 2
2:1 Picture where God found us, we were in a death trap of an inferior lifestyle, constantly
living below the blueprint measure of our lives. (Sin, hamartia, ha + meros, without our
allotted portion)
2:2 We were all part of a common pattern, swept along under a powerful invisible
influence; a spirit- energy that adopted us as sons to its dictate through unbelief.
2:3 Throughout that time everyone of us were warped and corrupted in our conduct
snared in a jumble of forbidden lusts; driven by the desires of the senses, totally engaged in
an expression of life ruled by mind games; it was as if a twisted passion parented a universal
breed of people.
2:4 None of this could distract from the extravagant love of God; he continued to love us
with the exact same intensity.
2:5 This is how grace rescued us: sin left us dead towards God, like spiritual corpses; then
comes the resurrection of Christ; in that moment, he simultaneously co-quickened us
together with Christ. (Exactly as Hosea prophesied it 800 BC) While sin proved how dead we
then were, grace reveals how alive we now are. Even when we were dead in our trespasses,
he made us alive together with him, and raised us up together with him. (God saw us in
Christ in his death and resurrection before we saw ourselves there! Hosea 6:2 declares our
co-resurrection with Christ before anyone but God believed it!)
2:6 (As much as we were co-included in his death,) we are co-included in his resurrection.
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We are also elevated in his ascension to be equally welcome in the throne room of the
heavenly realm where we are seated together with him in his executive authority. We are
fully represented in Christ Jesus.
2:7 (In a single triumphant act of righteousness God saved us from the guttermost to the
uttermost. Here we are now, revealed in Christ in the highest possible position of bliss! If
man's sad history could not distract from the extravagant love of God,) imagine how God is
now able for timeless perpetuity (the eternal future) to exhibit the trophy of the wealth of
his grace demonstrated in his kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. Grace exhibits excessive
evidence of the success of the cross.
2:8 Your salvation is not a reward for good behaviour! It was a grace thing from start to
finish; you had no hand in it. Even the gift to believe simply reflects his faith! (You did not
invent faith; it was God's faith to begin with! It is from faith to faith, Rom 1:17 He is both the
source and conclusion of faith, Heb 12:2)
2:9 If this could be accomplished through any action of yours then there would be ground
for boasting.
2:10 We are engineered by his design; he moulded and manufactured us in Christ. We are
his workmanship, his poetry. (God finds inspired expression of Christ in us. Greek, poeima,)
We are fully fit to do good, equipped to give attractive evidence of his likeness in us in
everything we do. (God has done everything possible to find spontaneous and effortless
expression of his character in us in our everyday lifestyle. Greek, proetoimatso, God has
prepared a highway for us to lead us out like kings, just like it was in Oriental custom, where
people would go before a king to level the roads to make it possible for the king to journey
with ease and comfort. Isa 40:3-5)
2:11 Remember where you came from; (not only were you spiritually dead but) it wasn't
long ago when you were still classified as non-Jewish, judging on the surface you had
nothing that linked you to them. They sneered at you because you didn’t share their
distinguishing mark of circumcision, which was their claim to fame!
2:12 During that time you were distanced from the Messianic hope; you had nothing in
common with Israel; you felt foreign to the covenants of prophetic promise, living a life with
nothing to look forward to in a world where God seemed absent.
2:13 But now, wow! Everything has changed; you have discovered yourselves to be located
in Christ. What once seemed so distant is now so near; his blood reveals your redeemed
innocence and authentic value.
2:14 It is in him that we are one and at peace with everyone; he dissolved every definition
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of division.
2:15 In his incarnation, he rendered the entire Jewish system of ceremonial laws and
regulations useless as a measure to justify human life and conduct. In that he died
humanity’s death all ground for tension and hostility was entirely removed. The peace he
proclaims reveals one new human race, created and defined in Christ, instead of two groups
of people separated by their ethnic identity and differences.
2:16 Both parties are fully represented and reconciled to God in one human body through
the cross. He reinstated the former harmony; all opposing elements were thus utterly
defeated.
2:17 On that basis he made his public appearance, proclaiming the good news of peace to
universal mankind; both those who felt left out in the cold, (as far as the promises and
covenants were concerned,) as well as to those who were near all along, (because of their
Jewish identity.)
2:18 Because of Christ both Jew and Gentile now enjoy equal access to the Father in one
Spirit.
2:19 The conclusion is clear, you are no longer frowned upon as a foreigner; you are where
you belong and part of an intimate family where no-one is suspicious or inferior.
2:20 Your lives now give visible definition to the spiritual structure, having been built into it
by God upon the foundation that the prophets and apostles proclaimed. The first evidence
of this building was Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. (He is the first visible
testimony to the restored image and likeness of God in human form.)
2:21 In him everyone of us are like living Lego blocks fitted together of the same fabric
(conversation), giving ever increasing articulation to a mobile sanctuary intertwined in the
Lord.
2:22 In him you are co-constructed together as God's permanent spiritual residence. You
are God’s address!
CHAPTER 3
3:1 My ministry is not measured by the size of my cell, I am confined by his grace; Christ
Jesus is the prison keeper; you are why I am here. (Grace measures my ministry; this cell
cannot hide my message from you!)
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3:2 (I may be hidden away in a prison, but my ministry is not.) It is common knowledge that
I have been entrusted with a message that reveals how included you Gentiles are in the
grace gift of God.
3:3 You must have heard how this mystery was revealed to me, in a dramatic disclosure
that broke the silence of a long kept secret. I have previously written briefly about this.
3:4 In reading these words you will perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ. (Insight,
understanding, sunesis, a joining together like two streams)
3:5 In no previous generation has there been a more comprehensive and detailed
understanding (of the full consequence of grace) as it has now been uncovered in the Spirit
to his ambassadors who brought the prophetic promise into full view! Mankind (the sons of
men) may now realise that the prophetic word is fulfilled in them! Everything the prophets
saw is now declared! Both the prophets (who saw this in advance) and the apostles (who
now proclaim this) are sanctioned in Christ.
3:6 The essence of what I see reveals the fact that the multitude of humanity are joint
participants in the same inheritance (together with Israel), we are all part of one and the
same body in Christ. The Good news is that God's promise is equally relevant and applicable
to all.
3:7 This Gospel defines my ministry; I am supercharged by the gift of his grace!
3:8 I am the lowest ranked saint by far. (My claim to fame emphasizes the fact that grace is
a gift and certainly not a reward for good behavior.) His grace alone qualifies me to declare
this unexplored treasure of Christ in the nations.
3:9 The mandate of my message is to make all men see. The unveiling of this eternal secret
is to bring into public view an association that has always been hidden in God; Jesus Christ is
the blueprint of creation.
3:10 Every invisible authority and government in the arena of the heavenlies is now
confronted with the display of the wisdom of God. The church acts like a prism that
disperses the varied magnitude of God in human form.
3:11 Jesus Christ our Boss and Owner gives definition to God’s timeless pre-determined
thought ( pro-thesis ).
3:12 His faith in us gives our lives integrity. We echo and articulate the original
conversation publicly. (In him we express ourselves freely and openly) He is our platform to a
global audience.
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3:13 You have no reason to feel embarrassed or responsible because of what I am
suffering; rather feel honoured!
3:14 Overwhelmed by what grace communicates, I bow my knees in awe before the Father.
3:15 Every family in heaven and on earth originate in him; he remains the authentic and
original identity of every nation.
3:16 I desire for you to realise what the Father has given you from his own limitless
resources, so that you may be dynamically reinforced in your inner being by the Spirit of
God.
3:17 This will impact your faith with capacity to fully grasp the reality of the indwelling
Christ. You are rooted and founded in Love. Love is your invisible inner source just like the
root system of a tree and the foundation of a building. (The dimension of your inner person
exceeds any other measure that could possibly define you. “The Holy Spirit becomes to me
what he was to Jesus, the very life of my personality” - Andrew Murray).
3:18 This is your reservoir of super human strength which causes you as saints to
collectively grasp (come to terms with, make one’s own, empowered to comprehend) the
limitless extent of his love in breadth, in length, in height (rank), and the extremities of its
depths. (See John 1:12)
3:19 I desire for you to become intimately acquainted with the love of Christ on the
deepest possible level; far beyond the reach of a mere academic, intellectual grasp. Within
the scope of this equation God finds the ultimate expression of himself in you (so that you
may be filled with all the fullness of God).
3:20 We celebrate him who super charges us powerfully from within. Our biggest request
or most amazing dream cannot match the extravagant proportion of his thoughts towards
us.
3:21 He owns the applause displayed in the church (his redeemed image and likeness),
confirmed in Christ Jesus. The encore continues throughout every generation, not only of
this age but also of the countless ages to come. Amen!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The American Gospel





Is it wrong for Americans to believe in the second coming? Nope ...not at all. Several links are actually made  in the Bible with the time of Noah and similarities are drawn.
But the American gospel itself is not the gospel in the New Testament.
You can't completely bypass John 6, followed by John 13-17, which are all third level teachings....then bypass 1 John 2 about the maturity of the believer, and then ignore verses to do with the restoration of the tabernacle of David, and the glory of the latter house being greater than the former....in fact ignore so much of the jewish element of the Bible which is built entirely around a full harvest year....and then ignore two final key issues spelt out.....The Spirit has come to prepare a corporate Bride...not a bunch of scattered individuals....and St Paul says , so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. You can't ignore all the last Jewish Feasts which make up Tabernacles as though the whole thing is heavenly. No the earth goes round the sun in 365 days precisely in order to have a pictorial presentation of a complete church process here on earth. Otherwise there is no point. All truth is parallel. Americans should have a 5 month year ending at Pentecost and blow the final harvest....apparently that goes on in heaven.
The whole believing pattern of the American gospel totally ignores God revealing Himself through Jews, totally ignores the way the Perfect Man Jesus was brought forth into manifesting total Life on all levels....what the American gospel says is that God can do it in Jesus but His hand is shortened that He cannot personally do the same thing through believers in Jesus Name. When Jesus said "For this purpose was the son of Man made manifest,to destroy all the works of the devil they mean on paper, then finish evil off single handed from heaven after He has come to rescue the poor believers and put them in heavenly deckchairs." Yet this is what Americans believe.There isn't one ounce to back it up in scripture, but preach it they do every Sunday in every State of America. At least the UK is more honest....they don't believe ANYTHING. (Chris Welch)

Below is a reissue of one of the most important articles Annelize Mouton has posted. It helps explain how this false gospel arose.

If you want to understand where this "rapture of the church" idea comes from, read this:
The futurist interpretation of the book of Revelation, which is taught in many evangelical and fundamentalist circles is a recent innovation, not having been popularized until the mid-1800’s. It was popularized by “Dr.” Scofield, a man of dubious character who awarded himself his doctor’s degree without any higher education.

In the early 1900’s Scofield was backed financially by a Jewish lawyer named Samuel Untermyer, who was one of the framers of the Federal Reserve Act and was the president of the occult Lotus Club in New York. Untermyer provided Scofield with free housing for about twenty years while he wrote his notes for the Scofield Bible. His motive was undoubtedly political, laying the groundwork to convince Christians to blindly support the Jewish State, which was already being planned by certain powerful Zionist Jews. Their motives were anything but Christian.

The futurist view of Revelation changed the feast of Tabernacles into “the rapture,” introducing a foreign concept into the prophetic feast days. The feast of Trumpets signifies the resurrection of the dead at the last trumpet. The Day of Atonement signifies the great day of repentance and fasting that follows the resurrection. The feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day period in which the seven drink offerings (bowls, or vials) of wine are poured out, one each day, signifying judgment. Yet at the same time the priest in the temple poured out drink offerings of water along with the wine, signifying the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39).

Futurists retain the concept that the resurrection is the first event that initiates the coming of Christ. Only a few of them connect it with the feast of Trumpets, even though this feast has been known for thousands of years in Jewish circles as “the day of the awakening blast.” Jews have connected the feast of Trumpets with the resurrection, even if Christians forgot this truth.

The Day of Atonement occurs nine days after the Feast of Trumpets. It falls on the tenth day of the seventh month (Lev. 23:27). Some futurists connect the Day of Atonement with repentance, but normally limit it to a Jewish repentance of the 144,000. Their view is that the Church will already have been “raptured” at the time of the resurrection (i.e., the feast of Trumpets). In my view, there certainly will be Jews among those who repent on that day; however, the real repentance will be done by the believers who at present do not even know that they need to repent. The message to the latter-day Church of Laodicea in Rev. 3:17, 18 reflects this ignorance of the latter-day Church’s need to repent.

The week of Tabernacles is the lawful time it takes to consecrate the priests who are called to rule with Christ. Rev. 5:10 and 20:6 makes reference to these priests. Of course, they are not th e old Levitical priests, but are of the Order of Melchisedec, with Jesus Christ being the High Priest (Heb. 7:17). Yet the prophetic pattern of consecration is set in Leviticus 8:35, where Aaron and his sons were to remain in the tabernacle a full seven days, emerging only on the eighth day (Lev. 9:1).

In the days of Aaron, we find that the glory of God manifested to the people on the eighth day after the new priests emerged from the tabernacle. The story is told in Leviticus 9. This prophesies of the eighth day of Tabernacles, called in John 7:37 “the last day, the great day of the feast.” That this was the Feast of Tabernacles is established earlier in John 7:2. The primary event of the Feast of Tabernacles comes on this last great day of the feast, when the Holy Spirit is poured out in its fullness and the bodily change takes place in the overcomers (John 7:37-39).

The futurists, not understanding the prophetic feast days, added “the rapture” to the Feast of Trumpets and the resurrection of the dead. They limited the Day of Atonement to Jews only. And the seven days of Tabernacles was interpreted to be seven years of tribulation. Verses about the eighth day of Tabernacles, teaching the unveiling of the sons of God, were interpreted as “the rapture” and connected to the feast of Trumpets (resurrection day). In so doing, they missed entirely the significance of the eighth day of Tabernacles.

The purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles is to unveil the sons of God and empower them to finish the Great Commission. Daniel says the Kingdom of God (the “stone” Kingdom of Dan. 2:35) is to grow into a great mountain range that fills the whole earth. The futurist view takes believers out of the world and puts forth the Jews as the evangelists during the “tribulation.” What is most strange is that this view says that the Holy Spirit will be removed from the earth at this time. How can the work of evangelism be done by the 144,000 without the presence of the Holy Spirit? There would be no point to their preaching.

The priests poured out a pitcher of water on each of the seven days of Tabernacles. They did not do this on the eighth day, and it was on this day that Jesus shouted, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. . . from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:39 supplies us with the interpretation. John says it prophesied of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Actually, Jesus was referring to Isaiah 12:2, 3,

2 Behold, God is my Yashua [“salvation”], I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and son, and He has become my Yashua [“salvation”]. 3 Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of Yashua [“salvation”].

Yashua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. Jesus recognized that Isaiah 12 prophesied of Him, and this is why He spoke as He did on the eighth day of Tabernacles in John 7. Coming to Him for drink, we draw water from the springs, or wells, of Yashua.

Most assume, as I did for many years, that this was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. But Jesus did not speak these words at the feast of Pentecost. They were spoken on the eighth day of Tabernacles. Pentecost was, indeed, the time that the earnest of the Spirit was given (Eph. 1:14), and so it was partially fulfilled on that day. However, the greater fulfillment can only be the Feast of Tabernacles, the time that the fullness of the Spirit is given.

The futurists see “the rapture” in Revelation 4:1, when John is told to “come up hither.” Of course, that verse says nothing about a rapture. It is a somewhat desperate attempt to find the “rapture” in the book of Revelation. One would think that if the Apostles really taught this doctrine (as it is interpreted today), it would be the most prominent event in the entire book of Revelation. But because it is not to be found, futurists must resort to applying extra meaning to Revelation 4:1.

The rest of the book is then interpreted to refer to events AFTER “the rapture.” And so by the futurist interpretation, most of this book yet remains unfulfilled. They say it will be fulfilled over a period of seven years during “the great tribulation.” They also say that “the Antichrist” will come to power during this time—even though the term, “antichrist” never once appears in the book of Revelation. They generally interpret “the beast” to mean “the Antichrist,” even though the beasts of Daniel 7 and 8 are all references to world empires, and even the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 is never called a “beast.” – Dr Stephen Jones — with Cathy Rheeder and 45 others.




Friday, 29 August 2014

Off the Chequerboard

How can a Rothschild or a Russell or some other quintessentially well spoken and well bred Englishman be among the Council of 300 to usher in world rule?
 How can we defeat Hitler costing us so dearly, next thing we know we're in a Cold War? Then right after that we learn
the United Nations itself is built around Lucis Trust (formerly the more overt Lucifer Trust)?
Well you see evil isn't quite as simple as evil.



Evil is thinking you are a selfpowered soul capable of choosing between good and evil. In other words IT'S related to the condition of the THE WHOLE BLACK AND WHITE CHESSBOARD!!!!

God LIVES IN COLOUR in our hearts
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The world system lives in a holding mechanism...like the waiting room at the doctor's....it's not complete anarchy....which would mean everything fell apart....no...
It's called "the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil".
 Taoism. Black and White.  Law of sin and Death.   Works.   Locked in your leftbrain.  


Illuminati and witchcraft watchword: Do what thou willst. And for every bit of bad try to outweigh it with good. Most Christians still live in Romans 7, UNAWARE THE JOB IS COMPLETE. WE ARE OFF THE CHEQUERBOARD.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism by Thomas B Edsall

Julie Rist pointed some of us to this article in the New York Times

In Orange County, Calif., the probation department’s “supervised electronic confinement program,” which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services. The company, by its own account, oversees case management, including breath alcohol and drug-testing services, “all at no cost to county taxpayers.”


Sentinel makes its money by getting the offenders on probation to pay for the company’s services. Charges can range from $35 to $100 a month.

The company boasts of having contracts with more than 200 government agencies, and it takes pride in the “development of offender funded programs where any of our services can be provided at no cost to the agency.”

What should be done to interrupt the dangerous feedback loop between low-level crime and extortionate punishment? 

Sentinel is a part of the expanding universe of poverty capitalism. In this unique sector of the economy, costs of essential government services are shifted to the poor.

In terms of food, housing and other essentials, the cost of being poor has always been exorbitant. Landlords, grocery stores and other commercial enterprises have all found ways to profit from those at the bottom of the ladder.

The recent drive toward privatization of government functions has turned traditional public services into profit-making enterprises as well.

In addition to probation, municipal.......................    The remainder of this New York Time article can be read here
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The High Cost of Poverty: Why the Poor Pay More
By DeNeen L. Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 18, 2009


You have to be rich to be poor.

That's what some people who have never lived below the poverty line don't understand.

Put it another way: The poorer you are, the more things cost. More in money, time, hassle, exhaustion, menace. This is a fact of life that reality television and magazines don't often explain.

So we'll explain it here. Consider this a primer on the economics of poverty.

"The poor pay more for a gallon of milk; they pay more on a capital basis for inferior housing," says Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). "The poor and 100 million who are struggling for the middle class actually end up paying more for transportation, for housing, for health care, for mortgages. They get steered to subprime lending. . . . The poor pay more for things middle-class America takes for granted."

Poverty 101: We'll start with the basics.

Like food: You don't have a car to get to a supermarket, much less to Costco or Trader Joe's, where the middle class goes to save money. You don't have three hours to take the bus. So you buy groceries at the corner store, where a gallon of milk costs an extra dollar.

A loaf of bread there costs you $2.99 for white. For wheat, it's $3.79. The clerk behind the counter tells you the gallon of leaking milk in the bottom of the back cooler is $4.99. She holds up four fingers to clarify. The milk is beneath the shelf that holds beef bologna for $3.79. A pound of butter sells for $4.49. In the back of the store are fruits and vegetables. The green peppers are shriveled, the bananas are more brown than yellow, the oranges are picked over.

(At a Safeway on Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda, the wheat bread costs $1.19, and white bread is on sale for $1. A gallon of milk costs $3.49 -- $2.99 if you buy two gallons. A pound of butter is $2.49. Beef bologna is on sale, two packages for $5.)

Prices in urban corner stores are almost always higher, economists say. And sometimes, prices in supermarkets in poorer neighborhoods are higher. Many of these stores charge more because the cost of doing business in some neighborhoods is higher. "First, they are probably paying more on goods because they don't get the low wholesale price that bigger stores get," says Bradley R. Schiller, a professor emeritus at American University and the author of "The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination."

"The real estate is higher. The fact that volume is low means fewer sales per worker. They make fewer dollars of revenue per square foot of space. They don't end up making more money. Every corner grocery store wishes they had profits their customers think they have."

According to the Census Bureau, more than 37 million people in the country live below the poverty line. The poor know these facts of life. These facts become their lives.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Notes on Proverbs 26,an example of how wisdom is cleverer than linear thinking.

To Answer a Fool—or Not
by David F. Maas
Forerunner, "Ready Answer," June 2007


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"Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes."—Proverbs 26:4-5

A recent Google search on the topic, "Contradictions in the Bible," yielded over a 1,360,000 hits. On one side of the debate appeared the strange bedfellows of Islamic fundamentalists and secular-progressive atheists proclaiming Christian fundamentalists "brain-dead" for not accepting their carefully studied positions. On the other side, Christian fundamentalists and apologists systematically countered each alleged discrepancy with a reasonable and scholarly explanation.

One "point-counterpoint" standoff rages between The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy, edited by Dennis McKinsey and the Tektronikon Encyclopedia Apologetica, edited by James Patrick Holding. The latter not only offers chapter-by-chapter rebuttals to McKinsey's massive tome, but also for many other less ambitious works such as 101 Clear Bible Errors, plagiarized under many different names on the Internet. In his article, "Is Proverbs in Contradiction on Answering Fools?" Holding feels that the alleged contradiction between Proverbs 26:4-5

wins a major award for silliness. What we have here is not contradiction, but dilemma—an indication that when it comes to answering fools, you cannot win—because they are fools, and there is no practical cure for foolery (as this citation demonstrates). So: It is unwise to argue with a fool at his own level and recognize his own foolish suppositions, but it is good sometimes to refute him soundly, lest his foolishness seem to be confirmed by your silence.


Reasonable Expectations

In his Alleged Contradictions in the Bible, B. J. Clarke points out that the close proximity of these verses (back to back) would rule out the idea of discrepancy even for the most sophomoric of scholars. James Jackson, in his article, "Answering the Fool," suggests that "such close proximity reflects design, not disorder."

Dr. E. W. Bullinger suggests that the connection between these verses can be explained by an ellipsis (something deliberately left out to grab the reader's attention) beginning in verse 3, which compares reasoning with a fool to reasoning with a donkey. Rather than considering these proverbs as absolute commands, the reader finds cause-and-effect cautions: If you answer a fool, you will be like him, but if you do not answer a fool, he will assume you are like him. Either way, we would lose.

Along with ellipsis, the technique of parallelism (repeated similarities used for rhetorical effect) is used throughout Proverbs to amplify meaning. Consider Proverbs 28:1: "The wicked flee when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion." In this light, Proverbs 26:4-5 can be read: "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him. [But on the other hand,] answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes."

Paradox provides another explanation for the alleged "contradiction." Lynn Anderson, in his article "The Case for Mystery," asserts that the Bible embraces paradoxes throughout. The apostle Paul, for example, in the same chapter (Galatians 6:2, 5), urges, "Bear one another's burdens," and three verses later suggests, "Each one shall bear his own load." Similarly, Paul warns Christians not to be "burdened again by a yoke of bondage" (Galatians 5:1), while teaching elsewhere that we are to become "slaves to righteousness" (Romans 6:18). Jesus Christ provides the most sterling example of paradox when he warns His disciples that whoever desires to lead must become a servant (Luke 22:26) and whoever would save his life must be willing to lose it (Luke 17:33).

A special instance of paradox is the conundrum or riddle. Stephen Tecklenberg, in his article "No Matter What You Do," maintains that the "Answer not a fool . . . Answer a fool" juxtaposition is just that, a conundrum focusing more on the "readiness" to answer rather than on the answering. He adds, "If appropriate, give answers. If not, withhold."

Thomas Henry Reardon, in his article "Folly to Be Wise?" points out that while much of Scripture demands making right choices, certain decisions, especially in the Wisdom literature (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, etc.), demand discernment, prudence, and choosing wisely between alternatives.

Every semester, I propose a dilemma to my Advanced Composition classes when I ask them to explain the conundrum: "You can write a research paper in 20 hours, but you cannot write a research paper in 20 hours." When I assure them that there is no contradiction, they finally realize that it all depends on the distribution of the 20 hours. Clustering these 20 hours one week before the paper's due-date will lead to panic or plagiarism. On the other hand, intelligent spacing of these 20 hours (over the period of a month), with scheduled periods of rest, will provide the necessary energy and resources to complete the research paper.

A Turn of Phrase

Closely related to paradox and conundrum is the turn of phrase given to a group of words. Norman Geisler, in his book When Critics Ask, cites Andrew Fuller, who insists that the meaning is altered depending on the twist given to the words. For example, "according to his folly" in one sense implies "in a foolish manner" or "behaving like a fool." In another sense, it could imply "in the manner which his folly requires."

Another way of explaining this turn of phrase would be the fallacy of accent, in which the meaning changes depending on which part of the sentence is emphasized. Much Yiddish humor succeeds by accenting different parts of the sentence. Jewish humorist Leo Rosten provides this gem:

1. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: What, you're giving me a lesson in ethics?

2. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: I wouldn't go even if she were giving out free passes!

3. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: I'm having enough trouble deciding whether it's worth one.

4. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: She should be giving out free passes, or the hall will be empty.

5. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: Did she buy tickets to our daughter's recital?

6. I should buy two tickets for her concert?—meaning: You mean, they call what she does a "concert"?

Applying this formula to Proverbs 26, we accent the following parts of verses 4 and 5:

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

As in Fuller's turn of phrase, the first accent refers to behaving like a fool, and the second accent refers to the manner that his foolishness requires. David Jon Hill, in his article "Twelve Rules for Bible Study" (Tomorrow's World, July 1969), substantiates the turn of phrase and accent explanations, asserting that differing circumstances account for the so-called contradictions:

Actually, these two verses are not contradictory—but complementary!

The use of either verse—that is, its principle applied to a particular use—depends on the set of circumstances. Both these verses contain gems of wisdom that each one of us needs to learn to properly apply in answering other people's questions.

The last part of each verse holds the key which unlocks the meaning of these verses—and shows them to be practical, usable and wise principles.

Verse four reads, "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him." The last part of the verse holds the key: don't degrade yourself by descending to his level in an argument! Don't harangue—don't bite back—don't try to "argue back" with someone who is obviously trying to stir contention.

Robert Deffingbaugh, in his Bible study, "The Fool," says of Proverbs 26:5:

We should not allow the fool to drag us down to his level. The fool is exasperating; he is looking for trouble, and he often tempts us to oblige him. Since the fool will spout off and speak his mind, we are tempted to lose our temper with him as well. Proverbs instructs us not to allow him to get the best of us, lest we be lowered to his level.

When Donald Trump mistakenly got into a name-calling contest with Rosie O'Donnell, it gave her a fallacious, elevated estimation of her debating abilities, deluding her into a false sense of importance and wisdom, and at the same time, it artificially boosted the ratings of The View. Fred Thompson, on the other hand, when asked to debate the merits of "universal" health care with Michael Moore, who lauds Fidel Castro's system in Cuba, made it clear that he would not lower himself to Moore's foolishness.

Not Answering the Fool

Stephen Tecklenberg, reflecting on his protesting of the blasphemous movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, observes, "In those areas where the protests were the loudest, the film received the best attendance. It was as if our best efforts simply backfired. Perhaps it would have been better if we had done nothing!"

Scripture provides numerous examples of biblical figures falling short of successfully following Proverbs 26:4. Consider the example of how Moses answered folly in a foolish manner:

And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: "If only we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! Why have you brought up the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here?" . . . Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals." . . . And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?" Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. . . . (Numbers 20:3-4, 7-8, 10-11)

Jesus Christ used a better tactic. A group of gainsaying Pharisees tried to push his buttons, provoking an argument, but Jesus kept his cool, answering their question with one of His own. Using this strategy, he placed this pack of weasels on the horns of an untenable dilemma, successfully answering their foolishness according to their folly.

But He answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me: The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men?" And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet." So they answered that they did not know where it was from. And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." (Luke 20:3-8)

In another instance, Jesus was confronted by Herod Antipas, who had been manipulated by his wife to murder John the Baptist. Jesus realizing the man to be a compromised fool, held his peace (Luke 23:8-9).

Following His example, the apostle Paul twice cautions Timothy—and thus us—that there are times when a fool's comment does not warrant a reply:

II Timothy 2:23: But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.

I Timothy 6:3-5: If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

Answering the Fool

Occasionally, silence is not golden but just plain yellow. When Job's wife urged him to curse God and die, he did not turn a deaf ear but gave her a cease-and-desist order:

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. (Job 2:9-10)

The apostle Paul, despite his cautions to Timothy, realized at one point that if he did not challenge the foolish challenges of his enemies (concerning his apostolic authority and methods), na?ve members of the Corinthian congregation might believe them. His lengthy answer spans II Corinthians 11 and 12. Notice, however, II Corinthians 12:11-13:

I have become a fool in boasting; you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing was I behind the most eminent apostles, though I am nothing. Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds. For what is it in which you were inferior to other churches, except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong!

Obviously, Paul felt extremely uncomfortable about answering these allegations, as is evidenced by his self-effacing reference to himself as a fool, but he also realized that his silence would have tacitly endorsed the charges. Likewise, our Savior, when confronted about His identity and credentials, knew the timing was right to put the gainsaying Pharisees in their place:

Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.' Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?" Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:52-58)

As one minister said, "If you are going to preach a warning message, you had better be mindful of your exit strategies, or be prepared to die on that hill of battle." There certainly are times when diplomacy fails and silence is no longer appropriate. Our society is replete with foolish teachings, ideas, theories, and misconceptions—both secular and religious—and under the right circumstances, they should be confronted and shown to be false, lest they be accepted as factual.

For instance, on a recent radio talk show an astute listener observed that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a guest, had concocted a bogus definition of fascism, referring to it as "corporate control of government," attributing this spurious definition to the American Heritage Dictionary, which says nothing of the sort. In another example, during a recent presidential debate, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, after being questioned about his views on Creation versus evolution, gave a well thought-out, reasoned, and impassionate defense of the Creationist position, effectively deflating the surreptitious anti-God position.

As maturing Christians, we must learn to discern when it is proper to answer a fool according to his folly (in the manner his foolishness deserves), and when it is a bad idea to answer a fool according to his folly (lowering ourselves to his undignified level). The right exercise of God's Spirit in us, which Paul calls "the mind of Christ" (I Corinthians 2:16), provides the potential to have and use this ability.

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