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Extra Oil 59: Atheist Rapture Contract

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Prophecy’s Extra Oil 59: Atheist Rapture Contract
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

News:
ABC News to cut 300 jobs; FED Resv Bernanke concerned about weak job market; Housing, Jan new home sales set record low; TX, Austin, jobless man leaves suicide note re: foreclosed home/hounded by IRS, sets home afire, flies small plane into IRS bldg killed self + 2 employees, dozens injrd, wife/daughter okay; Sm plane crash kills 2; CA, sm plane crashes into home/daycare, sets 2 houses afire, 2 dead; Navy to allow women on submarines; Health, FDA approves new MS drug, recommends H1N1 vaccine be included in seasonal flu vaccine; India, bus crash kills 26; Belgium, 2 trains crash, last report at least 18 dead, 55 injrd; Nature, M5.6 quake at Mexico/Guatemala border, another M5.6 deeper into Guatemala, 189 quakes globally in last 7 days, click here to see map/report of Quakes Last 30 Days ; Indonesia, mudslides bury 50 homes, 17+ dead;

Help: If you can assist two obedient-to-God Sisters in Christ, known personally to TSaS, please send an email to unicornhaven@Earthlink.net and we will reply with their names and mailing addresses: we do not want that info herein due to the Oils circulating the globe. It would be wonderful if these two Sisters could share a place; alas, they live on opposite ends of the United States: Tampa and Sacramento, respectively.
——Sister #1 desperately needs her own place due to an untenable living arrangement with her abusive daughter and boyfriend: Sister provides her own food but is having to pay daughter over $400 a month just to sleep on their sofa yet they keep her up until dawn, then they sleep all day. Sister is considered the store’s best employee but works at poverty wages thus has no move-in fees and not one stick of furniture.
——Sister #2 has 2 sons just now in college and still at home but do work part time to cover their own expenses; however, Sister’s disability income was decreased due to her sons’ ages. This has caused delinquent rent, utilities and inability to buy needed meds. It would be unconscionable for either sister to end up on the streets: we as their brethren in Christ must help with our tithes and even more as each of us can spare.

PET RAPTURE INSURANCE: “Business Week” magazine article by Mike D Paola of Bloomberg News, wrote about Bart Centre, 61, an avowed atheist and retired executive in New Hampshire, who set up a new company, Eternal Earthbound Pets promoted on the Web as “the next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World.” The link imbeded in his company name will take you to the magazine article.

The cost for the first pet is $110 plus $15 for each additional pet; Mr. Centre will sign a 10-year contract with Christians who believe they will be taken up in the rapture, which must occur within 10 years of signing the contract. This means the contract is rendered null and void if said rapture occurs later than the 10 years: no refunds.

Centre said pets do not have souls and will not go to heaven, thus his company of atheists will care for the owners’ pets by contract adoption, which implies no provision for those same Christians reclaiming their pet upon return to earth. The contract also states that the person’s pet will be picked up within 18 to 24 hours after the owner is raptured.

“I was trying to figure out how to cash in on this hysteria to supplement my income.” He said further, “If people believe in a seven year rapture, which you have to understand we atheists do not, then I figured why not cash in on it.” He added, “If we thought the Rapture was really going to happen,” Centre says, “obviously our rate structure would be much higher.”

Sadly, Centre already has 100 people on contract, having conned them out of a minimum $11,000 up front: presuming each own one pet. Hypothecate that 25 own 1 pet, 25 own 2, 25 own 3 and 25 own 4: his pocket is now lined with $12,750 of the owners’ hard-earned money— FOR A LIE! One company member, a woman with one pet, said she would take up to four pets if the event happens: dogs or cats. It appears the contract makes no provision for domestic breeds other than cats and dogs: i.e. birds, hamsters, etc.

Assume it costs $2 a day, often much more, to feed one cat or dog: amounts to $730 a year, not including vet bills. For one pet the contract is $110, two pets $125 and so on. The minimum cost to care for one pet for 7 years would be a minimum $5,110 or $511,000 for the 100 already on contract. Centre estimates at least 80K people believe in the rapture and have pets. If he gets only 20K people with one pet each on contract, he will have made a cool $2,200,000. The math equals S—C—A—M. There are far too many people already paying for this diabolical plan. Why?

The following facts say RIPE FOR SCAMING: Christians buying into this con do not know God’s Word; do not know there is no 7-year rapture; do not know that all humans left behind will be dead from the “brightness of Christ’s coming;” do not know God said animals have both soul and spirit and will go the way of man, “From dust to dust, but the spirit sleeps until Jesus arrives, then each spirit returns with Christ from whence it came.” That means all spirits, human and animal, return to heaven with Jesus for 1000 years.

Animals will go to heaven along with true believers. The typical retort to this statement, if a person does believe animals have souls and spirits: “Animals will not go to heaven because they don’t have Jesus!” Who says they do not have Jesus? We do not know for certain; BUT, what we do know is that animals always have behaved as God intended: in short, they obey God ’til their deaths.

Only man needed Jesus because he has not behaved as God intended and instructed in His Doctrine. Proof lies in the fact that, when Eve sinned and Adam agreed, God exiled them from Eden rather than destroy them and start all over, which He did consider; yet, mankind continued to sin worse and worse. A Saviour was needed to cleanse them of their “past” sins then teach them righteous behaviour. Had there never been Christ, only animals would go to heaven. Think on the strength of that truth! In the meantime, see Will My Beloved Pet Go to Heaven?

Federal Grants: Recently, TSaS heard an author talking about grants his current book reveals; what he calls “free money.” He tested the system by filing for three of them and, in a very short time, he received $125, $250, and $1500 respectively. Since he does not need financial assistance, he donated the funds to others in real need. By the way, we have told our two Sisters in need about this; but, by the time they find the right grants and wait for the money, it might be way too late. So, please remember: “all things equal.”

Millions of US citizens are suffering today’s economy: job loss, home foreclosure, auto repossession, hungry, living on streets, unpaid medical/dental expenses or need money for one or the other or both; unpaid personal bills; need help with business expenses to prevent more job losses. The needs go on and on in the long list of available grants.

There are about 4000 myriad federal grants available for the asking that are meant to help the general US populace. Anyone needing financial aid should go to the US Government website, search for its Grant pages, then search for specific aid or aids needed: one at a time. Key words: help buy food, help pay rent, help pay personal bills, help repair home or make it green, help buy car, help repair car, help pay medical/dental bills, help get medical/dental treatment, help get medical supplies/equipment (diabetic needs, walkers, hospital bed, etc), help start a business, help pay business bills, help pay student loan, and any other specific needs not mentioned herein.

These grants are not government advertised but, for most people, are easily obtained for the asking. A qualifying person can file for more than one grant as needed. Most grant applications are brief, can be filled out/submitted online and others mailed to you upon request. Dollar amounts can range from $100 to at least $10,000, possibly more, and never have to be repaid. Approval is usually quick and a check is cut/mailed almost immediately. IF you need help, get online and go to our Federal Government’s website! It was our money in the first place: it is truly not “free money,” rather a small payback made available by persons you elected into either State or Federal positions of power.

Brother Bob of Oregon Humor! “WALKING THE DOG” – author unknown
A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50-min.

Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell she was blind because her Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight.

He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her and said, ‘Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?’ The blind lady replied, ‘No thanks, but maybe Buddy would like to stretch his legs. He might even need to pee.’

Picture this: All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were even trying to change airlines!

True story… Have a great day and remember, THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR. A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!!!

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Extra Oil Update 12: Revelation’s Fourth Vial

Prophecy’s Extra Oil Update 12: Revelation’s Fourth Vial 

©copyright 2009 Bonita M Quesinberry

 

The world in prophecy: scorching sun, real estate markets, new/old scams, wars and rumors of wars, civil unrests, auto recalls, Swine Flu, Christ’s quick return~~

REVELATION’S FOURTH VIAL:

Excerpt from chapter “Laodicea,” page 166, 358-359 of “Bind Up the Testimony, Seal the Law” was reported playing out in the past week in the US, catastrophe detailed following the excerpt below quoted:

“The fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun, giving it power to scorch people with great heat like fire. Although they call upon God, the wicked and filthy truly blaspheme His name, Jehovah who has power over these plagues, because they do not repent in order to give undefiled glory to Yeshua. Seeds rot beneath the soil, silos are laid desolate and barns are broken down, for the corn withers. Animals and herds of cattle and sheep groan, for their watering ponds are drying up and they are confused because they have no green grasses to graze. The flocks and herds are ruined and the fields desolate as heat and fire devours pastures and wildernesses and trees.”—

Paragraph-by-Paragraph Bibliography: 70L, pgs. 358-359: Rev 16:8-9; Deut 28:58-61, 32:22-25; Exo 7:18,24, 15:26; Psalm 37:1-2,9,10,20,22,28,34,36,38, 91:1-10; Isaiah 11:4, 26:11, 33:14, Hosea 13:15, Hab 3:3-6,11-15; Joel 1:10-12,15,17-20; Luke 21:25; Dan 7:25; II Cor 11:14-15; Psalm 119:142; Exo 20:3-17.

AUSTIN, TEXAS: a severe drought and unusually high temperatures have been plaguing the area as well as across our entire nation, CNN reported. In fact, killing temperatures have soared above all records ever set in US history: i.e. Seattle Washington registered one degree hotter than Death Valley on the same day this last week. One of Austin’s largest lakes has evaporated to the point its marina and boats sit on dry land: a sight never seen before. Additionally, small islands are appearing in the midst of that lake.

Area cattle ranchers reported loss of grazing lands and “having to kill their cattle because they are cannot afford to feed them.” We will see this also at horse ranches and stables. More and more huge cases of animal abuse are reported, such as at puppy and cat and ferret mills, by the hundreds of pets for profit; and, just today CNN reported “deliberate poisoning of more than 20 horses.”

All is of Biblical proportions and continues to worsen globally, a situation that has existed for some time now in other countries such as Africa. As for “confused trees,” reported many months ago to Christ’s sheep— unseasonable growth and dormant patterns, etc.— still continues worldwide via strange weather patterns also claiming lives of people and animals. In line with the above Laodecia passage, we already know that all water sources are dangerously contaminated or dried up, causing animals to die from both dehydration and starvation.

We know that part of the unusual heat waves are due to damage of earth’s ozone, allowing harmful UV rays to get through to all life; however, recall what happened when the Indian Ocean experienced an earthquake that caused a tsunami killing over 275,000 people. The earthquake was so powerful, in excess of 9 on the rector scale, that it shook earth off its axis. I reported then that it would cause devastating consequences to natural elements, such as global weather and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Just now are officials recognizing the truth in my, rather not mine but God’s warning to Christ’s sheep. No doubt that, as God stated, “earth is reeling to and fro like a drunkard.” She is dying! 

Some may be asking, as defined on page 359, “How does one call upon the Lord yet blaspheme His name?” To call upon Jehovah in a continuing state of disobedience, after having heard the truth or failing to seek out Elohim’s truths, is counted as blasphemy.” Truth Seekers and Speakers long ago presented God’s Truth regarding His Law, His Son our Lord and Saviour, and His end days’ prophecies.

According to the Bible, everyone either has heard or read the truth but most choose to remain where they are rather than shake the boat of their own perception of truth, of normalcy and/or convenience; preferring to follow after the moral majority of Corporate Christendom’s Sunday keeping denominations, the Great Whore’s harlot daughters, which render Christ’s “small flocks” as vastly outnumbered yet possessing the power of God by the keeping of His Fourth Precept (Exodus 20:8-11), which also is His and Christ’s Seal of Authority: a power Corporate Christendom and their goats neither hold nor acknowledge. Where do you stand today? Hurry! Time is short for necessary changes.

A previous “Extra Oil” briefly touched on the stock markets’ rises and falls, the falls never really recovered in the next rise then followed by an even greater fall: in short, truly a steady decline. For the last week, markets reflected daily rises; however, do not be deceived, those rises will not cause recovery and they will not last. The housing market reflects a terrific plunge in Florida, new  $1m condos in high-rise buildings going for $36,000 each— if an investor is willing to buy entire buildings. Investors beware! Texas also is seeing a decline in property values, as expected. This nation has lost 30% of its millionaires and billionaires due to heavy losses since 9/11. The percentages will grow. CNN today aired a statement by President Obama, in which he said, “The economic crisis is far worse than anyone thought and will take longer to recover from.”

Wars, rumors of wars and civil unrest are claiming hundreds of civilian, police and military lives around the world, not just in the war torn Middle East: China, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico, England, Africa, and more. CNN issued a “global terrorist warning” today. Clearly, mankind’s economic crisis is turning to rage, as predicted in a previous “Extra Oil,” with people seeking someone to blame: the United States specifically. But, near earth’s end, it will be Christ’s sheep bearing the brunt of blame; yet, our Lord will come exceedingly quickly at this point, for He won’t allow us to suffer long.

Stand strong and obedient, little sheep, and do not fall back into the world because it seems easier and safer. God’s Word has yet to fail and it will not, thus pay heed to the warnings I, rather not I but the Lord gives you. Remember two of God’s edicts: 1. “Though a thousand fall to one side and ten thousand to your other, ye shall not fear;” and, 2. “Know that I have spared your beloved dead from the terrors of these end days.” Therefore, rejoice when a loved one dies the first death: they are instantly out of the turmoil and chaos of this world until Jesus calls their name to join Him in the clouds.

Alas, there is another scam on the rise: young people going door to door with sob stories to get you to buy a number of magazine subscriptions, your money handed over to them in that moment. When purchased, CNN reported that the buyers never receive those publications. Please keep in mind, dear sheep, cons and scam artists are coming out of the woodwork like cockroaches. Don’t buy anything from door-to-door sales people; don’t buy over the phone from telemarketers or other sales pitchers; never give personal information over the phone. The collapsing economy is bringing out the worst of the worst cons with old schemes being renewed and new ones being added to the mix: their only goal is to take what little you might have.

Be aware that none of these incidents reported are happening one at a time in one place or another; yet, each occur in “diverse places,” most of which are unusual to the specific areas. If you take all the “Extra Oil” updates to read them in one sitting, insight is gained to what is simultaneously happening globally on any given day or week. God’s signs and His first six vials have been escalating in severity at an astounding rate since 1991: the past twelve months exceeds anything anyone has ever seen or recorded historically. 

Remember not to get caught up in lies circulating about that glorious day of Christ’s return, for which we eagerly await— “Christ will return 21 May 2010” as determined by a professed Christian, and/or “The world will end 21 December 2012” as determined by the ancient Mayan calendar. NEITHER DATE IS VALID.

New reports on a Swine Flu vaccine in the works: some people are sensitive to vaccines, such rendering them temporarily very ill as well as paralyzed for up to 8 months followed by many more months of rehab; albeit, paralysis might be permanent. CAUTION: not all people benefit from vaccines; and, since this vaccine has just been created, there will not be enough known about it before it is administered to “at risk” people: children, pregnant women, and people with diseases. I have accepted a flu vaccine one time in my life and, unfortunately, it made me very ill. I’ve never had a vaccine since and neither have I caught any flu during the annual seasons. Christ’s sheep do not need those vaccines, for God is our protector: “My people will walk among them and be not touched.” 

Earthquakes and volcanoes are continuously more active, flooding claiming many lives, unusual storms emitting dangerous lightning as well as tornadoes, hurricanes on the rise: earth is in turmoil and in greater throes of death as Christ gets closer to our planet. Honda issues massive recall of 3 of its models due to faulty airbag deployments causing injuries and at least one death to date. It feels as though our Lord’s hand is now on our doorknob and He is about to turn it to walk through our skies. Keep your eyes on the clouds! Especially watch during the final Hebrew harvest of October and its festival thereafter. It could be this year or next, for I feel earth can’t survive much longer.

Share the virgins’ “Extra Oil” reports with everyone you know, everyone that wants God’s truth about current events in their lives, in prophecy and want only God’s Truth. Earth’s body is in turmoil and her people in chaos. The Kingdom is near. And, don’t forget—

HEAVEN’S TWO KEYS: “Those who have the faith of and in Jesus, AND obey God’s Commandments.” Exodus c.20 and Deuteronomy c.5 confirm compliance with Jehovah’s perpetual Laws; “which stand forever and ever, even in the new earth and new heavens.” Many believe they comply but should understand His 4th precept. It is this Statute-of-Life the majority violates: THE Seal of God and Jesus. To avoid this precept puts a person straddling the fence, a fatal place to be when Christ arrives. Do you comply?

BonnieQ, Truth Seekers and Speakers

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If you missed prophecy’s first 2009 “Extra Oil” followed by 12-updates and a 2005 Recall, (13-articles), go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/truthseekersandspeakers  —You do not have to be a TSaS member: post archives are open to public reading

BIND UP THE TESTIMONY, SEAL THE LAW

Biblical/spiritual, chronological interpretation of Revelation—written 1998, published 2003.

NEW REVIEW: “The Last Speaker of His Truth” ~~ Debby Carlson 05/25/09

“BIND UP THE TESTIMONY, SEAL THE LAW” – 5-Stars, 1998 Revelation interpreted, published 2003, arranged/paraphrased by Bonita M Quesinberry, 25 May 2009 Review by Debby Sorenson-Carlson, Texas, author/poet, nursing home dietician & chef; wife, mother, grandmother. http://allpoetry.com/Debbysmiles

[Bonita is] speaker of the house; the one God anointed to spread the truth, also the clear bearer of news that many will not want to hear or believe but all will believe soon. [She is] His truth, as she is incapable of lying. Actually, she may be the last speaker of His absolute truth before His coming. [Bonita is] part of the last seal, created for just this purpose, just as she was placed in my life so that I could see with my heart all I was to understand. I do believe Christ is standing in the door and in the cool of an October evening (book’s detail and my soul’s belief), He will walk through and we will pass from this old earthly world to His eternal life.

As far as the latter parts of the book are concerned, they are happening now [2009]. One would have to be blind not to see that everything written in “Bind Up. . .” was divinely inspired, as there is no way anyone could have predicted what was going to happen in the detail it was written in 1998. I would never have dreamed this world would exist in the [current] mess it is in.

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Will My Beloved Pet Go to Heaven?

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Will My Beloved Pet Go to Heaven?

©copyright 2007 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

 

 

Of the many Bible tutorials TSaS has presented over the last five or six years, this one brings the love of God into a sharper clarity than ever before. Such incredible detail is gained only by way of the greatest Light; such a Light revealing all the smallest, almost insignificant, of features: a Light showing not just the incalculable, immeasurable, and indefinable depth of God’s love, but just how immense the area over which His love extends: nothing is without God’s love, absolutely nothing with which we are familiar in our finite world and our finite perceptions.

 

There simply is not one thing or person with whom we could even begin to compare God’s love; thus, I feel such sadness for each person who has chosen not to experience His love by having not chosen to obey our Father. This testament of God’s love reminds me of the cat with whom I grew up with, Cissy. When I was age 6, we got Cissy as a 3-week old breeder cast off, considered an ugly duckling, which my Mother fed with a doll bottle until she was old enough to eat on her own. She turned out to be the most beautiful cat, part Persian and Angora, truly a family member that did not know she was a cat: she thought she was part dog and part human. She died when I was half way through my 24th year. We all grieved terribly, thus I was so pleased when my parents had her buried in a pet cemetery, headstone and all.

 

Scriptures hereinbelow cited are paraphrased from the Authorized King James Version Bible and just might come as quite a surprise to many readers.

 

What animals do not have, that we humans do possess, is the power of free will in making daily choices; other than this, there is no difference between us. Animals do only what God requires they do, the things He designed them to do; which is a lot more than can be said for the human race: unless, of course, man intervenes by forcing a different behaviour upon an animal. Even then, our small and great creatures continuously strive to do as God intended. As He instructed us to obey our human masters, so animals obey their human masters; even when contrary to their nature.

 

Job 12:10 and Psalm 150:6 could not be more concise in answering our question— “In God’s hand is the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord. You praise the Lord.”

 

“Every thing that has breath, praise the Lord.” I had opportunity to prove this with my ferret Cocoa. He does not mind his cage for short naps, would even put himself in the it for naps, or overnight sleeping; but, he was adamant about getting out of confinement during the day, IF I were home. Every morning, he would grip the cage door with his little hand-like paws and rattle the daylights out of it until I let him out.

 

One Friday evening, a little over seven years ago, I came across the above Psalm just about time for Cocoa, then six months old, to go into his cage for the night. I carried him to it while explaining, “Cocoa, the Lord says that ALL things that have breath are to praise the Lord. Now, you have breath, so you need to know that it is now the Lord’s Sabbath until tomorrow night: it extends from sundown to sundown every Friday night to Saturday night. This means you need to be quiet and rest and praise the Lord.”

 

I put Cocoa in the cage. Though highly unusual, he never made a sound the next morning. BUT! The minute sunset arrived, signaling Sabbath end, Cocoa instantly set up a mighty rattling, insisting on getting out of the cage for at least a few hours before bedtime. Cocoa is now 8 years old and still obeys God’s Sabbath, along with his little mate, 6-year-old Princess. It cannot be said that Cocoa obeyed the Sabbath because I obey the Sabbath and had done so as long as Cocoa could remember. He did not obey the Sabbath UNTIL I told him about it. Is this not true of humans, as well?

 

Several months later, Cocoa and I went to stay with my friend Betty for a month, while she recovered from a terrible bout with pneumonia. Betty could not help noticing Cocoa rattling the cage door every morning and asked if he did it every day. “All but the Lord’s Sabbath.” She did not believe me; however, after observing Cocoa’s quiet each of four Sabbaths, Betty was a believer and quick to tell others about it.

 

The first thing we learn in Job and Psalm is that every living thing has a soul, though many might argue that they have no spirit being within, such as we do. Nonetheless, the second thing we learn is an admonition to ALL things that breathe: they are to praise the Lord, for He alone breathed the breath of life into all things. If we back up a bit to Job 12:7-9, we find an instruction to ask of animals, birds and fishes of the sea and they will teach us; also, speak to the earth and it shall teach us.

 

Have you ever noticed that no matter how badly a dog or a cat might be treated, it remains fiercely loyal to its abusive owner? No doubt the dog or cat is petrified of such an owner, which is clearly noted in its body language— first lesson learned from this mammal, you its master are abusive— still, it will come back again and again seeking its owner’s attention and affection, however little or rare the owner might give it. Animals even take abuse without complaint or fight yet do weep and cry out in pain.

 

Even children, who are abused by parents, still seek the parents’ attention and affection, even seek their approval right up until their parents’ deaths. Second lesson: animals teach us what it means to love unconditionally. Third lesson: animals teach us to quietly take the abuse of others, including that of those in our lives: such as spouses, other family members, neighbors, even employers. We were instructed to do this when Jesus said in Matthew 18:22, “Turn the other cheek seven times seventy;” as well as when Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 6:6-8, “You sue a brother who has wronged you, and that before man’s court of unbelievers, when you should have accepted the wrong. You do wrong!” 

Take a bird out of the sky and cage it, or take a fish out of the sea: they struggle until they die a premature death. The same applies to us; if we go against our Creator, we struggle until we die or until we repent, which ever comes first. Observe untouched forests, how beautiful and healthy and well balanced they are; then, view the travesties when clear cutting begins: bacteria indigenous to and safe in forests is dangerously spread into areas where it does not belong thus causing hideous diseases; the ground erodes and land slides hazardously, often causing deaths; and, with every tree cut down, the earth loses its ability to convert carbon monoxides into life giving oxygen. Yet, earth still struggles to support life in and upon it. Yes, we can learn from all life forms and even earth. Observe and speak your questions.

 

God has now established that animals have souls and, like us, are instructed to praise the Lord; but, does this mean they will go to heaven? We already know that only obedient spirit beings, which inhabit these frail flesh bodies we walk around in, will go to heaven. Well, Ecclesiastes 3:19-20 enlightens, “That which happens to men, happens to animals; even one thing befalls them both: as one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath; so that a man has no superiority above an animal. All go to one place; all are of the dust and all turn to dust again. Should this mean the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of an animal goes downward to the earth?”

 

What we see amidst mankind is a belief that we are superior to animals, a belief they have no soul thus no spirit, no ability to rationalize or feel emotions— that is what most of us have been taught— therefore man deems heaven unavailable to them. Ecclesiastes clearly denies man’s teaching. Also, animals consistently demonstrate logic and emotions; as shown in Numbers 22:21-35 where God revealed not only a donkey’s reasoning ability but also allowed it to speak to Balaam; who learned that his abuse of the animal was not only wrong, but it also acted in what only seemed to be a disobedient manner in order to save Balaam’s unworthy life.

 

Humans are instructed to praise the Lord and, if they do so, they will go to heaven. We praise the Lord by obeying our Father. Like humans, animals and all living things also are instructed to praise the Lord; therefore, if they do so, they also will go to heaven.

 

Does not Ecclesiastes state that what happens to man, happens also to animals? More importantly, Ecclesiastes reveals that animals are spirit beings within those flesh bodies. And, those spirit beings do as God intended they do and they do it without question. Would that mankind should do the same thing: do, rather than question. Finally, heaven and a restored earth to include animals is further validated in appropriate prophecies, wherein animals are discussed and described (see “Bind Up the Testimony, Seal the Law,” wholly Biblical, Holy Spirit interpretation of The Revelation).

 

The Bible strongly supports pets and all other animals, such as are not considered vile beasts, as going to heaven and inheriting a new earth along with those humans who both “love and obey God as well as have the faith of Jesus Christ.”

 

Oh? Someone questions whether or not animals know and love Christ, one of our prerequisites to entering heaven? There is a large, abused Pit Bull named Buddy roaming the forest community where I live: his body language tells of abuse by his master across the road. For some odd reason, Buddy comes to the end of my driveway every day and simply sits there barking. The first time he did this, I quietly said, from where I sat on the deck some 60 feet away, “In the name of Jesus, you go home, Buddy.” That dog cocked his head, then turned and trotted home; though he still visits every day yet too frightened to come to me.

 

On another day, I was out in the yard when he and Siska, another neighbor’s different and smaller breed of Pit Bull came literally charging into the yard. Siska is not abused and does know me, but Buddy instinctively went into pack attack mode by rapidly circling behind me. I spoke softly while making no sudden moves, “Hello, Siska. Buddy, in Jesus name you come back around with Siska.”

 

Buddy actually looked surprised but came around from behind me, his lips appearing to smile. He and Siska then took off. So, yes, our animals even know Christ and obey commands in His name, especially when delivered in loving tones. Did not the fig tree die upon Christ’s command? Would it not have born fruit if He had commanded? Upon Christ’s command, did not a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish feed 5000 people?

 

“That which happens to men, happens to animals.” As our spirit being will be given a new, incorruptible body, so we can believe our pets’ spirit beings will be given new, incorruptible bodies. Why would we doubt such a thing? After all, God loves every thing He created; He would do no less for animals, who have obeyed without choice, as He will do for us who obey by choice.

 

Consider your choices carefully and remember that we are not superior to animals: treat them well and learn from them how to be better humans and caretakers of our planet and its life-sustaining abilities. It Is Written!

 

~~ end Sabbath Lesson of 03/17/07

 

 

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