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Extra Oil 60: What is Yours IS God’s

News, Chili, Haiti, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Storms, Economy, Auto Recalls, Marie Osmond, Love, Give, Lend, Christ’s Church and no other, Heartbreaking SDA news Coming Soon

Prophecy’s Extra Oil 60: What is Yours IS God’s
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

 NEWS:
Chili, Sat. 02/27, 3:34am US ET, several 5.5 quakes before M8.8 quake felt as far as Argentina, then more than 90 aftershocks up to M6.9, more than 700 dead, toll rising, 2M people affected, 500K homes severe damage, 1M w/o power in Santiago, Chilean Pres declares disaster/requests help— suggest help of doctors, temporary shelters, clean up, food, water, generators— quake 800 times more powerful than 2004 Indian Ocean M9.7 quake—tsunami struck 12 nations, 285K killed— due to land movement in all directions, tectonic plates moved the length of 400 miles rather than length of feet as in 2004; Juan Fernandez Island 7.7-ft tsunami kills 6, 11-missing, smaller tsunami hit Chili coast;

——New Zealand hit w/first tsunami wave; Hawaii, tsunami traveling up to 600mph sounds alarms-evacuate to high ground—first wave just after 1:25pm US PST, 1st wave about 3-ft then several insignificant; Pacific Basin Coasts quake/tsunami warnings include all So. America, MX, CA, OR, WA, Canada, Alaska coastlines; damages likely as moves west-north-south, first wave small then huge follow: late Sat, tsunami warnings cancelled;

——So. Europe, storm batters, at least 58 dead; US, NE suffering from record breaking snow storms, winds to 70mph, thousands w/o power, at least 1 dead; Marie Osmond teen son dead-suicide; Toyota, at least 56 deaths reported due to brake/accelerator issues; GM, recalling 1.5M Chev/Pontiac; Haiti, death toll now over 200K, need medicines; Chili, copper prices spike after quakes

—— Significant February earthquakes: 02/04 M5.9 No. California; 02/18 M6.9 China-Russia-No.Korea borders; 02/26 M7.0 Ryukyu Islands-Japan; 02/27 M8.8 Chili; 02/28 Quakes in last 7 days worldwide M5.4+ total 312, of 52 US States last 7 days M1.0+ total 1180 quakes. No available data for magnitudes below 1.0

——New Volcano Activity/Unrest: Tanzania, Ecuador, Montserrat, New Britain
Ongoing Activity: Bougainville, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia), Hawaii (USA), Central Kamchatka (Russia), Kyushu, Ecuador, Central Kamchatka (Russia), Ryukyu Islands (Japan), Sumatra (Indonesia), Ecuador (repeats indicate more than 1 volcano in area)

2010 is already into March and TSaS still has two Sisters in dire need, noted in Sabbath Extra Oil 59: no response from our brothers and sisters. It would seem that March is a very good time to revive God’s 2006 lesson on giving. First, however, TSaS should have made it clear that our two Sisters did NOT ask for help; we simply know of their validated, very urgent needs. We pray that our brothers and sisters will “march” to the plate by giving as much as they can because “there is need” amidst our own.

As a reminder, if you wish to help our two Sisters— Sacramento needs financial help, abused Tampa needs financial-apartment-furniture—by reply to this post, put “Love to Give” in the subject line, then specify which of the sisters or both you wish to help: TSaS will reply with the name(s) and address(es) needed. We feel that you might be more comfortable sending aid directly to our Sisters, instead of going through TSaS. If not, we will joyfully forward your aid to each of them as you direct.

LOVE TO GIVE
©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry

“Tis the season to give!” This is a commercial we hear only when there is a catastrophic event or man’s holidays roll around each year, plus birthdays and wedding anniversaries along with parents’ days. Each are man’s traditions— not God’s— yet most are designated Christian, despite pagan origins to false gods: Christmas and its flashy tree, Valentine’s Day throw-away hearts, stuffed Easter bunnies and eggs, Thanksgiving’s food obesity, birthdays, anniversaries. God deems self-involvement as the abomination of idolatry.

God has a different judgment about giving and, certainly, unmitigated wrath regarding heathen festivals; albeit, the latter is not the purpose of this treatise, which latter was addressed in a previous lesson: “Christ’s Birth, Death and Resurrection.” As far as God is concerned “every day is the season to give!” Sadly, it is not happening in the world, with the exception of only a few people who do help daily. God also reminded us that “everything is mine” by virtue of the fact He created everything and everything we have, including wages, were His first: all He asks in return of that is akin to income taxes, which His never exceeds 10%; albeit, there is a 5% penalty if not paid timely. 

As God’s congregation, we need to stop this crime against God: in our midst are those “ignoring” a brother or sister’s needs. It is all too common! We also are instructed to “lend but do not borrow.” It is good to understand the weightier matters about giving and lending within the congregation: giving means expecting nothing in return and lending means that the borrower obviously would be able to repay at some point in time: we are instructed not to charge our brethren interest fees. Interest is charged only to those not of God; and, it should not be a rate higher than God’s own 10%; more is usury, for which the world’s lending institutions and governments are famous.

Jesus instructed, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” He went on to say, “Give to him that asks something from you, and do not turn away he who wants to borrow from you, even if it is your enemy; for if you love only those who love you, there is no reward for you: even the wicked love those who love them, yet their reward is destruction.

“Do good and lend, expecting nothing in return; then your reward will be great as children of the Highest, for you will have done as God does, who is kind even to the unthankful and the wicked while they are here.

“Give, and men shall give to you in good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over. By the same measure you give, the same shall be measured out to you again; and the Father in heaven shall give good things to them that ask of Him.” (paraphrased Acts 20:35; Matthew 6:42-46; 7:11-12; Luke 6:29-35,38). Christ also said to give good to our enemies: give them drink or food or clothing or all things needed, even lend to them. “Needs” are the basics of life; “Wants” are frivolous and selfish.

Some of the blessings received from giving are that others will give in return, not necessarily the same as we gave nor even from those to whom we gave; then shall our Father give in return to the giver. Caution: the above verses reveal truth in the adage, “What goes around comes around.” If we give evil by denying those in need, it will come back to bite us harder than they who had need. More so, in giving from the heart there also are blessings to the giver on emotional and spiritual levels.

Emotional level: no one gains good feelings inside when they give from a sense of duty dictated by man’s costly, blasphemous holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, and/or because something is expected in return. One cannot gain good feelings when they give only to receive in return, or they lend money expecting a greater return. Those good feelings create within us a sense of well-being and come only when we give for no reason or give to help, in either case expecting nothing in return. In giving we should take no credit; rather we should say, “It is my duty to God.”

Consider Christmas: Merchants begin heavy add campaigns, subtly implying that you must buy this or that or be thought ill of; their purpose being the almighty buck. Dutifully, everyone scrambles to purchase just the perfect tree to decorate with expensive babbles, which tree ultimately will end up in a garbage dump; and, they dash around buying gifts for those on their list, making sure they spend the appropriate amount of money, knowing they will receive gifts from them, too. It is expected, and such a waste of money; money that could feed or clothe or house the needy! Giving for no reason, expecting nothing in return, comes from a godly heart of love: giving simply for the sake of giving, lending simply for the sake of lending; in short, LOVING TO GIVE!

Watch the joy on a woman’s face when her husband gives flowers or a gift and it’s not even her birthday or their anniversary or any of man’s holidays. Notice a man grin from ear to ear when his wife, dressed to the nines, greets him home with a candle-lit dinner, the kids at grandma’s place: for no reason, except she loves him. Hear the joy in a child’s laughter when he or she is given a gift for no reason. See an older, lonely neighbor’s face light up when presented with a gift or a meal for no reason. Note the grateful expression on a hungry person’s face when given food and it’s not a designated season for feeding.

Consider how you would feel if you received any gift at all and there was not one single reason for it; except the giver loves you. We are to love even our enemies and love is to love giving: no matter who it is or what time of year it might be. Giving should be about love and no other reason; giving a need is to love mankind and God.

Not only are we to give to one another as each other have need or just because we wish to give, we also are to give unto God. What is it we should give to Him? Some might say, “Tithes.” While that is true, today the congregation is to use tithes so that all are equal and do not go without: they are not to support a building and a leader. What God really wants us to give unto Him is to, first, believe that Jesus is His Son; second, have faith like that of Christ; and, third, obey God’s Law: the keys to heaven’s gates (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 21:10,27; 22:14).

On a spiritual level, our Father gives in return to us: ALL knowledge, wisdom, and a good understanding of ALL things; spiritual gifts of power; all that we have need of in the way of food, shelter and clothing; and, He gives us peace no man understands and, best of all, He gives us “the heart and mind of Christ” (see lesson “Mind of Christ”).

The mind of Christ is the greatest gift Father can give to us during our temporary flesh life; for with His mind we then have God’s mind and it becomes easy to think and act as Christ thought and acted; easy to obey the Father as Jesus obeyed: love and forgiveness given indiscriminately and freely plus obedience is no longer a seemingly impossible feat. Yes, we will have all these things YET suffer for Christ in adversities, thorns in our flesh and persecutions: these latter being the greatest sign of who we are and to whom we belong. Even this suffering is a gift of confirmation!

When it comes to gift giving, it is not what we can buy and/or how much we spend that causes a receiver to feel incredibly loved. Over the years, some givers have found the greatest gifts given were prompted by either financial adversity and/or giving for absolutely no reason: crafts tailored made for a specific individual, poems written for another, or a letter detailing the importance of each: receivers are reduced to tears while saying, “This is the most wonderful gift I’ve ever received!” The most rewarding money gifts are when the giver’s cash is in short supply AND the receiver has not asked for the help received. Though money is scarce, these givers never lack anything.

The Bible does NOT cite specific times in which to give. God simply says, “GIVE.” Yet, mankind seems to think a set time and/or specific events are needed in order to prompt giving; even then, he gives sparingly and for the purpose of receiving greater: whether it be for greater recognition by his peers or bigger tax exemptions. Consider: give to the hungry during man’s designated holidays; give to those affected by a catastrophic event, if it’s great enough; each gift representing a tax write off at year’s end; give only because, only to, and only when. God and Christ do NOT credit us for giving such gifts, as they come by demand and greed established in man’s arrogance: for he does not believe there is no one greater than God (see “From Adversities to Blessings”).

Man’s behaviour demonstrates an attitude of being greater than God; his ways deemed better than God’s ways. God abhors paganism, yet man decided it was better to pagan ways into Christ’s church. God’s Laws are perpetual and not to be changed or deleted, yet man decided he could make them better. God established time, yet man decided he knew a better way to control time. Take great care in whom you choose to follow. When are you giving and how are you justifying both timing and the gifts? Will God recognize your time-determined gifts as His way of giving?

A Giving Testimony: The member giving this testimony wishes to remain nameless to avoid the appearance of boasting; wanting only to prove that giving from the heart moves God to take care of the giver’s own needs:
——”I live on $1000 a month: timely pay rent, basic phone, groceries, car fuel and liability insurance, basic cable TV (no cable, no TV), dial-up Internet (cheapest access), meds, and all unexpected costs, plus I mail $200 a month (sometimes more) to help one or more in need that I find out about. It is made clear to the persons that it is God’s gift not to be repaid. Every penny and thing I have is God’s in the first place. That $200 is double the 10% tithe on my fixed income. I haven’t come up short yet, even when a $150 medical expense hit this month: paid in full and still sent $200. If I can do it, then I know anyone can. So I ask, ‘Are you using God’s money to keep the brethren equal or spending it on self?’ He sees and hears what you do because nothing is hidden from Him.” ~~end testimony

Christ is about to arrive; so, it has never been more important, than today, to review where you stand with God, in ALL respects, or risk being left behind quite dead. Man has become so incredibly self-focused and selfish: gotta have all the toys, bells and whistles far exceeding the basics thus ignoring the basic needs of others around them. It is time to step outside of self to focus on God, Christ, and our brethren, some of whom are in need every day. Why do you think Jesus said, “Sell all that you have and follow me”? He did not mean to sell even your basic needs of life, only the excesses that are not a need. Possessing a giving heart is an awesome gift in itself because it reflects the heart of God and Christ. Receive it by giving it.

LOVE TO GIVE! GIVE GOD’S WAY AND TO WHOM GOD SAYS TO GIVE!

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Extra Oil 58: Hidden in Plain Sight

News, Van Impe’s World, Elton John, Toyota, Sis Tammy, Artist Bev Doolittle, God’s Mysteries, Razor Tongues, Truth, Righteousness, Enemies, Prayer, Christ, Redemption, Who is TSaS

Prophecy’s Extra Oil 58: Hidden in Plain Sight
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

News:
Mother/Daughters: Jack Van Impe is making it a point, every week, to belie TSaS Truth and accuracy in the Bible. Last night he blasted those who teach that Christ’s 1000 years reign will be in heaven. “Earth is forever!” he shouted. We agree that this planet is forever; however, prophecy states that it will have its 1000 years Sabbath rest, during which time it shall lie fallow, which is to say it will do no work thus is unable to support life of any kind. THIS is the reason Christ takes us up into the clouds, “escorts us to the safe haven of heaven” for that 1000 years. Van Impe would like to believe the wicked will get one more chance, including himself.

US Sunday Newspapers’ insert, Parade, quoted gay singer Elton John, “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent GAY man who understood human problems.” Housing values down 30% since 2008, just fell another 2.5%; Job Losses, sudden surge in unemployment claims; Banks, Jan 2010 revealed 100 banks still at failure risk + 20 failed, Feb risk # tops 700. FED claims economy improving: NOT. Toyota recall fix did not fix accelerator or brakes, might be computer glitch;

[BonnieQ: Speaking of computerized cars, I drive a 1977 Pontiac with 150K actual miles on it; despite a V-8 engine, it gets 21-mpg and puts out less emissions than newer cars. It does not require a computer to tell it to shift gears or stop the car or motivate any other mechanical and electric components. Over 10 years ago, daughter Maria bought an almost new Dodge Van; a month later the transmission failed: prior to her purchase, the battery had been changed out without resetting the computer; dealer claimed they did not do it. New transmission: $2500 from Maria’s pocket. To replace one in my Pontiac, my mechanic at the time said: $800. It seems OLD is better and smarter! And definitely cheaper to repair due to age or high use wear and tear. What about your car?]

TSaS Request: At the end of this Extra Oil is information and facts about Truth Seekers and Speakers that many people may not know about us. Therefore, we ask that all of our members share this Oil with everyone in the world by forwarding it as “in-line text.” We feel this Oil and Extra Oil 57 include parables that might make sense to many who have found no reason to “come out of” Sunday’s religions. PLEASE SHARE!

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02/20/10: Sister Tammy, of Florida, called last Sabbath day to share her thoughts about Extra Oil 57’s analogy about art and God’s Word. “It made me think of the artist Bev Doolittle, who paints wonderful woodland scenes with things hidden in them; eagles, bears, wolves, Indians and the like: hidden so well that the first look at a specific canvas, you see stands of white birch trees, fronted by a field of snow, an Indian Chief dashing across the field on a Pinto horse, his full headdress fluttering behind him in the breeze.

“The title of that particular painting is a clue to something hidden in the scene. You stand back peering closely to find a great eagle. Doolittle often hides a lot in a forest of white birch trees, so that’s the first place one looks on that particular canvas. At last, someone either points out what is hidden or you see that the eagle is part of the Chief’s feathers, horse, trees and snow. Hint: look closer at details and subtle use of color.

“The Extra Oil analogy directed us to see the difference between an abstract that renders a different perception for each viewer versus a real-life 3-dimensional scene giving the same perception to every viewer. It made me think of Bev Doolittle’s art in relation to God’s “mysteries and secrets” cleverly woven throughout the Bible in plain sight yet not found by those who teach in abstract: reading the Bible as one would read any book, sequential page order, OR to depend on one or two verses for understanding.

“We can read a book straight through, but it is not the best way to study it; especially the Bible. God’s method is to study by topic and requires the Holy Spirit to enable us to find every relevant verse in the Bible from beginning to end in order to gain only God’s wisdom about an issue and His specific requirements for us within the subject. This also applies to discovering His mysteries and secrets woven of fine lines of paint subtly placed throughout God’s singular Truth painting: kind of like a gold thread randomly woven into an otherwise single dimension fabric. God’s Word is multi-dimensional.

“Most people think the Bible only hints at God’s mysteries and secrets: all are written in plain sight but only to those who love God and Christ by obeying and seek the Holy Spirit as his or her guide and teacher. We can rely on God’s teachers and His prophets for interpretation, per God’s Word, but only those who are proven by His Word as speaking only His Truth. Earth’s time is so short now that I feel this is the best way to go because there isn’t enough time to go it alone. My feeling on having a ‘proven’ human teacher, or prophet as needed, is that while learning does go much faster, we still are being taught by the Holy Spirit because they were and still are being Spirit led.”

~~End of sister Tammy’s comments

BonnieQ: I feel Tammy is right on target and also feel that the Extra Oil 57 analogy could have been expressed even better. I described for Tammy an abstract painting I once owned: it was simple slashes of several pastel colors matching the same splashes in my contemporary tuxedo sofa: another color was black but used minimally. The painting had several wavy black lines; two or three not connected but near one another.

Everyone who looked at it never saw anything except random color that matched the couch; despite the artist’s intent to hint at a Seagull. His intent was not even a matter of ‘hiding’ the bird; still, I had that painting for several years before I finally saw a Seagull, yet I knew it was the painting’s title. I finally perceived it because ‘I’ was looking for it. If the artist had not titled his painting, it is not likely I ever would have seen more than abstract lines and color: contemporary, without rhyme or reason except it worked with my Art Deco style and design colors.

I also suggested to Tammy a landscape painting of, perhaps, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. All people would walk away from it with the same perception of having seen the Golden Gate Bridge and its surrounding terrain; as opposed to either a confusing use of color or a different meaning to each person. These three artistic analogies, parables if you will, describe perfectly and respectively Corporate Christendom’s lies, God’s unblemished Truth and God’s secrets and mysteries. No matter how clear a painting, however, the blind will never see its beauty muchless understand it: so it is with God’s Word.

God’s Word in ONE: “One God, One Son, One Truth, One Law, One Way.” Christ would have mankind to understand that God’s Law, which is His Father’s Doctrine, was not nailed to the cross: Daniel made that clear. God’s Doctrine is the Twelve Statutes, which are not of Moses’ ordinances: the ordinances of sacrifice were the only laws symbolically nailed to the cross as Christ’s body being the sacrificial lamb. An animal sacrifice was not good and was an annual atonement always intended to be temporary: “shadow of things to come.” Christ as the sacrificial lamb is permanent and daily.

Paraphrased for clarity, in Psalm 51:13-15, Jesus said, “I will teach transgressors [God’s] ways; and sinners shall be converted unto [God]. And, my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness and show forth your praise.” This is the same vow that Truth Speakers have made to God and Christ; for we are the “babes who perfect praise and Truth” of whom Jesus spoke after warning to beware of pastors, preachers and theologians.

Then in Psalm 52:1-7, He refers to they who lie about God’s Word; those leaders in the sanctuaries of the Great Whore and her harlot daughters. “Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor working deceitfully. You love evil more than good and speaking lies instead of teaching righteousness [Law of Righteousness]. You love words that devour [smooth words]. God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away and pluck you out of your dwelling place and root you out of the land of the living. The righteous shall see this and respect God, but will laugh at you, saying, ‘Lo, these are the ones that did not make God their strength, who trusted in the abundance of their riches and strengthened themselves by their own wickedness.'”

Psalm 54:22-23 consoles and assures us in Christ’s words, “Cast your burdens upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never allow the righteous to be shaken from His Truth. For God shall bring down [the wicked] into the pit of destruction; for bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. Trust in God.”

“Bloody and deceitful men.” These are they who speak smooth words; those things the people want to hear instead of what they need to hear. The use of ‘deceitful’ is obvious, but Jesus also referred to them as ‘bloody,’ which relates directly to God’s statement “Satan slays his own.” Their smooth words subtly pave the way to utter destruction to nevermore be remembered. Subtle because all who follow smooth words will not realize the road they travel leads to obliteration— until it is too late to turn around.

Now that it is too late, they are angry, fighting mad and blame God’s Doctrine Keepers— “Why didn’t they tell us? They say it is too late, so why are they telling us now?” We are not really telling them now, and they really are not angry with us: as Jesus said, “They hate me.” Nevertheless, Truth Speakers have been telling the world for the last 166 years: it was not too late during the first 147 years. Yes, we still are speaking God’s Truth but in the last 19 years it has been directed solely to Laodicea’s lukewarm and cold: those who, respectively, know the Truth but are lax in it and to those who are seeking God’s Truth because they truly love God and Christ despite Sunday affiliations.

We do not know who is lukewarm or cold, thus we must speak to everyone encountered, especially to all who remain in Sunday synagogues. If you stand in one of Sunday’s world religions, pray that you are lukewarm or cold, then instantly turn around before Jesus and His angels enter earth’s door to harvest His wheat fields. Do it now, for all left behind are weeds and will be burned as fire precedes our Saviour’s flight across earth’s skies while taking us up to Him. It will be too late when He enters the door this year or the next.

The prayer of Truth Speakers today is the same as Christ’s in Psalm c. 54-55,59: “Save us, Lord, by your name and judge us by your righteousness. Hear our prayer, Lord, and our words; for the wicked, those who do not have God before them, are rapidly rising up against us and oppressors seek our souls with lies. We know God shall pay our enemies with evil, cutting them off by His Truth. We freely sacrifice our flesh to you, Lord, and praise your name, for it is good. Our heavenly Father delivers us out of all trouble and today our eyes are witnessing His judgment on our enemies.

“Deliver us from our enemies, O my God; defend us from them that rise up against us. Deliver us from the workers o iniquity, and save us from bloody men. They lie in wait for our souls: the mighty are gathered against us; not for our transgressions nor for our sins past, O Lord. They run and prepare themselves, though we are not at fault. Awake, Father, to help us and see what they do. Therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Please hear our prayer, dear Father, and turn not from our plea. Hear us and help us, in Jesus name we ask these things. Amen and amen.”

As it was with Jesus, some of our enemies are friends and some family. We have to remind ourselves of Christ’s warning, “Thine enemies are of thine own household.” They will cause the murder of a few of us, but our Saviour will come before they can slay many; OR, many of us will be spared the worst terrors by an unrelated death before Christ arrives. Praise the Lord, either way we know it will be no death at all; just the best night’s sleep we will have ever had: before Christ calls our name the next morning. Praise the Lord, we know Jesus will raise us up just as His Father raised up Him from the grave.

“Friends and family”— this world is not as it seems and neither are many of the people in each of our lives; for all this is one vast illusion. We are spirit beings neither seen nor detected, save by our obedience to God, hidden as it were within the folds of a painfully restricting flesh garment. Man might destroy our garment but he cannot kill us. We are not of this world. We are the church “not built by man;” we are God’s “congregation.”

Do not discern by what you see with your own eyes but by what the heart and God’s Spirit reveal; hold to, or depart from, those you know as need be to avoid as enemies. If it be so that you have the mind and heart of Jesus, then you know the identity of our foes; whether they are in the midst of your family or friends or outside your circle or you still stand in Sunday’s square. “Come out of her, my people!”

BELIEVE, LOVE, OBEY GOD AND CHRIST !

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About Truth Speakers and Speakers: (TSaS)

If you know nothing about TSaS or our teachings, visit our Seventh Seal Library as well as TSaS. If you received this Extra Oil from one of our TSaS members and would like to receive every Biblical treatise broadcast as well as have access to all previous Bible lessons, then join TSaS. We provide only and ALL of God’s Word in response to any issue requiring God’s Opinion instead of man’s.

TSaS formed in June 2002. In March 2009, Holy Spirit redirected our focus to providing extra oil needed for our lanterns while we await the Groom’s arrival: time is now of the essence. TSaS sister Debby referred to Senior Speaker, BonnieQ, as “Speaker of the House, the only one, it seems, who is speaking all of God’s Truth in the United States.”

BonnieQ has no degree in theology or prophecy and feels blessed that she was not educated in man’s seminaries. She does, however, have 35 or more years of continuing education by the Holy Spirit with specific emphasis on the “weightier matters” of both God’s whole Word and His Doctrine, together with prophecy interpretation and teaching all she has been given. By Christ’s definition, she is a “babe perfecting praise and Truth.”

TSaS is not affiliated with any of the vast array of organized, incorporated Saturday or Sunday keeping denominations; believes only in the Bible, obeys only God’s Doctrine, which includes obedience to His Seventh Day Sabbath— in the manner God prescribed, not as man dictates— as well as diligently following in Christ’s peaceful footsteps as the manner of His church built by no man: we are the people of God’s congregation.

Jesus described His church: all things equal, therefore our tithes and all excess incomes are used to help other believers in less fortunate positions due to no fault of their own. If his or her trouble is self-inflicted, we will counsel on how to overcome as well as assist only as appropriate and in a manner that does not enable further foolish behaviour.

We are self-funded thus ask nothing of our members, except prayer and to share all TSaS Bible Lessons with everyone each member knows. If we have a member in financial trouble, we will put out the word to our congregation and pray each will add to the assistance TSaS renders.

The most notable thing about minister Saul-called-Paul was that the seven churches did not financially support him: he worked wherever he went but was housed by his brethren at each location. The one time he did accept money from one of the churches, it was to help another church in need.

TSaS operates and aids others on a “65% below poverty level” social security income with no other resources available: certainly God’s congregation can do the same. No matter what the income, 10% belongs to God. In the ancient church, it supported the Temple priests. Today, it aids our brothers and sisters in God’s Truth. Just remember, it is God who provides all basic needs, blessed even more when we help others. All who are financially blessed began a phrase to prompt action, “Pay it forward.”

Christ and we say, “Keep all things equal among you. For one who has much aids the ones with little, therefore no one member goes without life’s basic needs: food, clothing, housing and utilities.” The Bible phrases this as, “He who has much had nothing left over and he with little lacked nothing.”

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Extra Oil 57: Universal Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Robbed of a good name and money? Is this crime universal? How Van Impe and others exemplify this theft. NOTE: Hackers getting into TSaS computer are increasing daily, do not know how long can work on or even send out Extra Oils.

Prophecy’s Extra Oil 57: Universal Identity Theft
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

Globally, people are suffering credit destruction every day due to what we have come to know as “ID Theft:” criminals steal driver’s licenses, social security numbers, bank and credit card numbers, even medical records. They drain checking and savings accounts, max-out credit cards plus establish more credit in our name for houses, cars, expensive vacations and other big ticket items we only dreamed of: leaving us to cover debts we cannot repay in three lifetimes. Creditors initially do not believe we have been robbed: we are just deadbeats living above our means. So, we file a police report and find a good attorney; then years down the road, when our good name is finally restored and hopefully the criminals jailed, we are well and truly, at last, absolutely— BANKRUPT.

Identity theft applies to more than just this world, the earth we know. It is universal; it ensued first in God’s heavenly realm and, as a result, to our personal spirit beings: He and His Son, through the Holy Spirit and God’s prophets and Christ’s apostles, have been working to stop identity theft for 6,000 years, more steadfastly in the last 1,976 years that began in A.D. 34— a time when spies heard God’s Truth, His Doctrine via Christ’s Apostles, then they left to create religions in God’s name; wherein they preach Jesus via their own “form of godliness” phrased of exceedingly smooth words richly peppered with lies. Note: they do not season with salt. Yes, their lies are deliciously spicy but deadly.

We all understand good names and credit destroyed by identity theft; but have readers considered the universal identity theft against the spirit being whom we are and of God and His Son Christ? As surely as there is worldly financial identity theft, there also is a huge ring of identity thieves robbing not only God and Christ but most of God’s human creation as well. Many readers may have, from time to time, heard a pastor say God is being robbed, usually referring to tithes, and even God said He was robbed but of more than just tithes and moneychangers turning God’s Temple into a ‘den of thieves.’

Sunday synagogues and televised networks are dens led by charming con artists playing a game of extortion: rob us of not only our most critical identity but our livelihood as well. Case in point: TBN, Jack Van Impe, new DVD/CD “World Dictator Waiting in the Wings.” The same who, two weeks ago, said contained so much controversial facts that he could not say it on TV. This week it was so powerful it could not be aired. Then, Rexella announced 10,000 copies already had “flown out of here.” At $24.95 each, they grossed $24,950. That should leave, after production/handling, a net profit of no less than $20,950 in Van Impe’s pocket. Nice bit of change in a short time for a cheap disc of lies. 

God, Christ and we are being robbed of far worse than money. But in return for our cash, God, Christ and we are given polluted Houses of Prayer. Added to the defilement, God and Christ’s identities, along with much of the human population’s, have been stolen. One might ask, “How so?” This will touch briefly on God’s Twelve Precepts (Ten hang upon Two Royal), but not as expected. We seek to have God and Christ’s identities restored along with our own as God’s chosen together with Christ’s sheep. Below is a list of Titles that God’s Statutes bear or reflect throughout the Bible, each with verse references, after which this treatise continues. The many titles, 21 below, reveal to us the importance, purpose and value of God’s Law; so, readers should open their AKJV Bibles now:

1.   Ten Commandments — Exodus 34:28, cited in Exodus 20:3-17, Deut 5: 7-14,16-21
2.   Statutes of Life — Ezekiel 33:14-16
3.   Law of Righteousness — II Cor 9:10; Eph 6:14; Phil 1:11; I Peter 2:24; I John 3:7, 9-10, 24; 5:17-18; Rev. 19:18
4.   Law of Blessings — Josh 8:34; Deut. 11:27; 30:19; God said that all who obey His Statutes are blessed; He said that all who obey His Sabbath are blessed; and, there is the blessing of honoring our mothers and fathers. Why would anyone shun God’s Statutes and deny themselves a wealth of God’s blessings?
5.   Law of Correction — II Tim 3:16-17
6.   Law of Wisdom — Rev. 12:17, 14:12, 22:14
7.   Law of Truth — Psalm 119:142, 151; 145:18; Prov 12:17, 16:6; I John 3:18
8.   Law of Liberty — James 1:25; 2:10-12,24; I Pet 2:15-17; Gal. 2:3-4; Liberty? Indeed, for by obedience we are spared not only from eternal death and spared from giving in to temptation but we also are blessed ten-fold and more
9.   Law of Doctrine — Prov 3:1-4; 4:1-2; John 7:16-17; II Tim 3:16-17, 4:2; II John v.9
10. Law of Instruction — Exo 20:20; Prov 16:6
11. Law of Perfection — II Tim 3:17
12. Law of Good Works — Matt 5:16; 16:27; John 14:12; Acts 26:19-20; Rev c.2-3
13. Law of Proof — Rom 12:2; Gal 6:4; I Thes 5:21-22; I Cor 11:31; II Cor 13:5; James 4:11
14. Law of Curses — Deut 11:28, 30:19; Rom 2:11-13; II Pet 2:12-22 (death)
15. Law of Tests — Exo 20:20; Prov 16:6; Temptation of all types are to test our devotion and obedience. Our goal should be to ace each test, and right now we are taking the finals that will determine whether or not we graduate into eternal life
16. Law of Reproof — II Tim 3:16-17
17. Law of Faith — Rom 3:27,31; We obey because our faith has determined that God requires it in our best interest and in the best interest of those around us; see Biblical treatise “Faith Times Seven
18. Law of Love — Lev 19:18; Deut 6:5; Matt 19:18-19; 22:37-40; I John 3:18-19,22; 4:12-13, 18, 21; 5:2-3; upon which the Ten Statutes depend
19. Statutes of God — Exo 18:16; cited in total in Exo 20:3-17; Deut 5: 7-14,16-21; and last but certainly not least is:
20. Law of Identity — Gen 2:2-3; Exo 20:8-11; Deut 5:12-14; Eze 20:12,20
21. Law of Grace — see Biblical treatise “Grace: Times Seven

Weight in Law of Identity:
Wow! The titles equal God’s number three times! ‘Grace’ in its original Bible language denotes not only a spiritual reprieve from sin’s death penalty— temporary reprieve in the beginning and permanent to all who obey since Jesus— it also is a word that indicates “action” on the part of both God and the people who love and obey Him. While the title ‘Law of Identity’ is not a literal title in the Bible, it nevertheless applies by virtue of God’s statements in and about His Law in numerous passages throughout the Bible.

God’s action of grace was to give mankind one more chance, His third and last, to get it right by providing a living, breathing, talking, walking example of His Doctrine required of all who will have right to enter heaven; plus His grace included allowing 1,960 years in which to achieve the goal. The man? Christ— the perfect man who did magnify and make honorable only God’s Law: not Moses’ ordinances, not any other sub-commands or promise signs wanted by the people— not wanted by our Father Creator— and for those Christ shed His blood as the only sacrificial lamb who could wipe away our ‘past sins.’

We have only to recall that God’s first act of grace was to set Adam and Eve out of the garden instead of erasing their existence, which latter He did consider: during this period God’s Law was oral. His second act was to flood the world, saving only eight; which tells us just how vile mankind had become. Following this era, God’s Law was written in stone and remains in stone. A third and final time God acted in grace by giving us a living model of His Law, His only Doctrine. Oral had not worked, written had not worked: perhaps an example confirmed by the written would work: although, Satan had other ideas for the masses. Albeit, Christ’s living example does work amidst His small flocks.

Therefore, “action” on the people’s part was to first believe in God, then accept God’s Son as the Messiah, and obey God’s Commandments because of love for God and Christ and our fellow man; Jesus added only one ancient ordinance: Passover in remembrance of Him. When Jesus taught he often said, “The Doctrine is not mine but His who sent me.” Through careful research in God’s Word, the Twelve Precepts are the only Law found that has proven to be God’s only Doctrine; the same Doctrine Jesus lived and taught.

Matthew 19:18-19, Jesus quoted the last six Precepts yet cited the tenth as, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” That is the second Royal Law; but think about it. If you love your neighbor, would you violate any one of the six against your neighbor, including the tenth on coveting anything or anyone belonging to your neighbor? We should hope not; for our spirit being should be able to “control” our flesh garment.

The last six Statutes are obeyed because we “love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” There begins, however, the first four Commandments; which those who “love God with their whole heart and soul and spirit and strength” also obey. Christ said in Matthew 19:17, “If you will enter into [eternal] life, keep [obey] the Commandments.” Apostle John reiterated this prerequisite of mankind three times in Revelation, verses noted with Law of Wisdom. Right. One might say that one of those says “patience of the saints;” and he or she would be spot on: however, ‘patience’ is another Biblical term for ‘wisdom.’

Many might say, “Okay, so Jesus quoted the last six Commandments but He did not quote the first four.” This is so; however, Jesus showed us the first four by His obedience to all of God’s Law. But, He did quote the first Royal Law and lived the first four because of His love for His Father. Thus, Christ truly magnified every one of God’s Twelve Statutes, then made them honourable by teaching others to do the same. As our Lord said, “He who obeys God’s Law and teaches others the same shall be called great in heaven.” Why would He say such a thing if ‘grace’ means we no longer have to ‘work’ the Law? As Paul said, “It takes both faith and works.” We also were told to “work out your salvation.” 

So, where does ‘Identity’ come into this? Read Ezekiel 20:12,20 to discover that God’s Fourth Precept, the seventh day Sabbath of which Jesus also is Lord, is the litmus test to determine true identity: the sign, seal, mark, token of God and Christ’s authority. First set out in Genesis 2:2-3, this Statute clearly identifies mankind’s Creator Father and, second, it identifies the people who have faith in, love and worship Him. Since Jesus stated He “also is Lord of the Sabbath” established at creation, it also identifies Him as God’s Son and identifies God’s chosen and Christ’s small flocks. This brings us right back to Apostle John’s three confirmations of who will gain everlasting life: “The wisdom of the saints, they who have the faith of and in Jesus and obey God’s Commandments.”

The Seventh Day Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and extends to sundown Saturday, based on what God said represents a 24-hour day beginning with darkness and extending through the light; and the day has been such since creation. For all who observe and keep holy this Day are, by action, identifying God and Christ as the object of their worship and devotion. Also, by their action, they identify themselves as the people of God and Christ: a ‘peculiar people’ that Corporate Christendom label cults with false prophet leaders. J

Jesus said of the Doctrine, “Violate the least of these and you are guilty of them all.” The ‘least’ are the last six and the ‘greatest’ are the first four, inasmuch as those four concern our relationship with God and Christ. Alas, the majority population violates one of the most critical of the Ten, identity, yet still expect to get into heaven by simply declaring love for God and Christ. Words mean nothing without action to back them up.

The First Day, Sunday identifies whom? Not God the Creator, not Jesus His Son; only Satan and his huge flocks of goats: thus, Sunday is Satan’s sign, seal, token, mark of authority. After all, Sunday’s Ten Precepts show their sabbath as the third law but does not state a name for its author nor cite the realm over which the laws are enforceable, nor is a reason cited for the author’s right to enforce said laws; and the seal, or mark if you will, is not unique in that a day is not specified in his Law; however, the day is cited in man’s form of the law by implication. Analyze carefully: a life or death choice to make.

Paul told us that if anyone came “preaching another Jesus” then they are the spirit of antichrist, which also teaches lust of the world. Logically, then, to claim that either “any one of seven days is fine to set aside” or demand that Sunday is “the sabbath of the world”, and is enforceable by laws of the land, reveals they “preach another Jesus.” If “any day is fine,” why threaten our choice to adhere to God and Christ’s Day? Logically, they should not be concerned; except that Sunday identifies their god and their god aspires to gain all humanity, thus steal God’s earthly realm. Lucifer has stolen God and Christ’s identities and thereby robbed humanity of its identity in God and Christ.

Note: “Sabbath of the World” is a literal quote today yet has been for eons; a clue to the god, rather fallen angel, it represents and which is widely known for having no Biblical validation for observance. Satan even has the audacity to entitle Sunday “The Lord’s Day,” which is one of the Biblical titles reserved for only God and Christ’s Seventh Day. Thus, Satan is calling himself the Lord of humanity, Lord over God’s earthly creation.

Christ always entered the synagogue on Sabbath and taught. His Apostles did the same during their ministry and taught their proselytes the same. Both Christ and His Apostles were adamant about the Seventh Day, as noted clearly in Hebrews c. 4, wherein is stated that to fail obedience to the seventh day IS an “example of unbelief.” It even goes further to state that if Jesus had given another day, He would have spoken of it. He did not. God also had said that this failure is regarded by Him as a person who “hates” God and Christ. All who are deemed haters of God and Christ will perish.

Is your identity in God and Christ, or in the world? Consider the weight of this avowal: “We are in the flesh but not of the flesh; we are in the world but not of the world.” Also consider, “We sacrifice the lusts of the flesh” by obeying God’s Law. Two more attributes that make us “peculiar.” Our love, obedience and the 7th Day turn those declarations to FACT. Sunday subtly delivers the world to destruction. Each of us makes a choice to regain our ‘sheep’ identity OR keep a ‘goat’ identity. Which is your permanent ID?

Satan’s myriad denominations promise ­liberty to their goats, but only freedom from God’s Law so his goats may continue in sin yet think Christ justified them; alas, they are not liberated from ‘twice dead’ as are obedient sheep— II Peter 2:1-3, 8-10, 12-15, 17-22; II Corinthians 11:12-15

Satan’s myriad denominations preach Jesus, that is “another Jesus”— Philippians 1:15-18; Galatians 2:3-4; Jude v.4; II Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15; I John 2:11, 15-19, 21-22; 3:4-6, 8, 15; 4:1,3,5,20; II John v.7, 9

Satan’s myriad denominations present a Doctrine, man’s counterfeit is God’s altered: Satan’s is Ten Precepts but reveals God’s second statute deleted; God’s fourth deleted save a few well-chosen words moved into third place thus moving up the next six; the tenth was then split into two laws in order to regain the appearance of Ten. If a reader’s Sunday sect has the Commandments hanging on a wall, look at them to see this claim is accurate, or take a look at the Ten as approved by Papal Rome: her daughters promote the same ten — Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8; Colossians 2:22; II Timothy 4:3-4; Hebrews 13:9

Compare the following Sunday’s Ten to Exodus, Deuteronomy, and the New Testament (scripture references in parenthesis confirm God’s Ten and the same Ten taught by Christ and His Apostles and today’s Truth Speakers) . . .

1.   I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me. (1. Exo 20:3; Deut 5:7; Matt 4:10)

Man Omitted #2: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image . . . (2. Exo 20: 4-6; Deut 5:8-10; I John 5:21; Acts 17:29)

2.   Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. (3. Exodus 20:7; Deut 5:11; I Timothy 6:1)

3.   Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. (4. Exo 20:8-11; Deut 5:12-14; Isaiah 66:22,23; Eze 20:12,20; Matt. 24:20; Mark 2:27,28; Heb 4:4,9,10; Colossians 1:16)

4.   Honor thy father and thy mother. (5. Exo 20:12; Deut 5:16; Matt. 19:19)

5.   Thou shalt not kill. (6. Exo 20:13; Deut 5:17; Rom 13:9)

6.   Thou shalt not commit adultery. (7. Exo 20:14; Deut 5:18; Matt. 19:18)

7.   Thou shalt not steal. (8. Exo 20:15; Deut 5:19; Rom 13:9)

8.   Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. (9. Exo 20:16; Deut 5:20; Rom 13:9)

9.   Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. (10. Exo 20:17; Deut 5:21; Rom 7:7)

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods. (10. Exo 20:17; Deut 5:21; Rom 7:7)

There are a ton more scriptures to validate everything in this Bible lesson; unfortunately we must use brevity in this setting. Jesus said, “I will not alter nor break the thing that is gone out of my lips.” (Psalm 89:34) God is described as “the same today, tomorrow and forever.” The same was said of Jesus; for He neither changed nor altered any Word of His Father’s, therefore they disagree in nothing.

Pop back to the Law of Blessings and Florida to read sister Tammy’s latest testimony since her lukewarm temp some 6 months ago became boiling hot during earth’s eleventh hour! Readers might recall when she executed that 180 in her life resulting in her boss cutting her weekly hours to 20; impossible on which to live. She gave it up to God without complaint and each week since, even the first of 20, which became almost 40, not only her hours have been more than ever but also her tips have beat the norm.

A few days ago her boss, an associate Nondenominational pastor, once again cut her schedule to 20 hours and, when asked why, he got mad and told her that she would just have to go back to working Friday nights and Saturdays whether she liked it or not. She calmly said, “I will never do that.” He became more irate, “I have to work some Sundays and I have a degree in theology! Am I supposed to keep putting up with this every time the days get longer or shorter? Why, you don’t even go to a church!” Tammy said, “I will never enter a church that is a member of the World Church and observes a counterfeit day.” He glared at her and, with a fist to the air, shouted, “We ARE the world!” He walked away shaking his head and added, “I just don’t get it!”

Indeed, Sunday religions encompass the world and hold the population’s majority in membership. And, yes, Nondenominationals are listed members of both the World Church (WC) and its ruling body World Council of Churches (WCC); both of which were formed by Pope John Paul II and currently led by reigning Pope Benedict XVI. By the year 2000 virtually every world leader had signed on together with over six million individuals. Today, the SDA General Conference is listed as a member. Indeed, Sunday religions are the world and will soon get a few sheep killed; likely by guillotine, which use for death penalties was recently restored in the US State of Georgia and approved by WCC: the latter of whom has stored over 15,000 of those barbaric machines “until time of distribution.” Did this cause a flashback to the beheading of John the Baptist, his head then served up on a silver platter? It should.

Tammy was very upset and called BonnieQ, who advised that her employer’s rage is not really with Tammy; rather, he is angry for several reasons: his own devotion is not as solid as hers and he cannot persuade her to join “the world.” Satan is in a fit-throwing rage. “Why not just fire her?” The boss would risk discrimination suit, so his behaviour is more an effort to force her to either comply with his wishes or that she quit; in which latter case there are neither grounds for suit nor viability for unemployment benefits. 

Tammy also was advised that her employer is most angry about being unable to truly effect a cut in her hours; not recognizing that God is in control instead of him: man’s arrogance in God’s face. Monday began this week with 20 hours scheduled, which first day was set at 4: ultimately, she worked 6. As the week continues, God’s control over Tammy’s daily hours has resulted in more than the boss planned. God is good and faithful to those who love and obey Him and He curses those who disobey Him and/or bring on any form of harm upon His children, including economic. It is not wise to be arrogant with God or His Son. As Tammy said, “God makes sure I have what I need.”

Many readers are familiar with BonnieQ having been similarly blessed over 35 years ago when she totally turned to the Holy Sabbath by giving up her beloved banking job. God was awesome, for she never had to look for another job: employers came looking for her and honored her choice to obey God’s Sabbath. Because of obedience, she also has been blessed in countless other ways and continues to be blessed: despite tribulations and thorns ongoing. God is good and faithful to His and His Son’s servants. Never doubt this.

One of the most frustrating responses to God’s Truth is a protestor offering only one or two scriptures, usually from the epistles, in an effort to validate the fiber of deceit spewing from Corporate Christendom’s global Sunday pulpits and broadcasters—

Analogy: Consider a painting— an artist makes his first brush stroke of color on a blank canvas, perhaps even a second or third stroke, at which point the eye cannot determine what the painting will be. Will it be an unidentifiable abstract of color and shape, or will it end in a meaningful piece of art both pleasing and uplifting to the eye and heart?

When, however, the painting is complete— every stroke of the brush has laid down every color, shape, meaning and emotion— it is then when an appreciative audience clearly sees and understands the artist’s vision and his personal message to the world. One verse is like the first brush stoke, meaningless without every verse God said on the subject; one verse, or two or three, is like an abstract that will mean different things to different people. Have we not heard this very statement among denominations? One or two or three is just enough to imply truth while subtly delivering a deathblow— twice.

Every Word of God on any truth-in-point paints a total picture that delivers the very same point-of-view to every person: far more than Satan wants people to know and believe. His goal is to keep everyone blind and deaf to God’s Truth— ALL of God’s Truth. He succeeds as long as one refuses to go to God’s Word for self and read every word.

The ability to study God’s Truth, according to His prescribed method, was made easy for the world when its only exhaustive AKJV Topical Bible was published in 2003; yet even then few are willing to open its pages. For instance, this particular Bible lesson touches on God’s Statutes of Life: if we included here every scripture on only God’s Law of Blessings, it would consume 50 pages of 8.5×11 sheets of paper— the weightier matters of which Jesus warned should have been taught, the same weightier matters TSaS has published as well as Internet broadcast on at least seven different websites and around the globe since June 2002.

Has Lucifer stolen your identity? If so, are you ready to get it back by a 180?

God’s Law provides, to His and Christ’s, obedient a sense of freedom only they can know, freedom from curses and lies; then curses and lies are exchanged for Truth and blessings beyond our wildest imagination; ability to perform good works with ease but not without trials; wisdom greater than man’s, for we are given the mind and heart of Christ thus the mind and heart of God; it molds us to perfection as required; gives us unshakable faith.

God’s law also strengthens us to ace the many required tests before Jesus returns; gives us one of more of Spirit’s gifts, one of which accurately interprets end-days’ prophecies; it fills us with a sense of being loved in so great a way that no man can measure up to or understand. Best of all, God and Christ’s obedient know with certainty, not a shred of doubt, they are heaven bound for a glorious wedding and feast and, later, a new earth.

Truth secures and confirms our identity with God! And, we are righteously angered by this insidious, deadly theft. Are you? Are you angry enough to reclaim the identities of God and Christ and your own by working God’s Truth?

Has Lucifer stolen your identity? If so, are you ready to acknowledge God and Christ’s identities in order to get yours back by instantly executing the necessary 180 turnaround? Elevate your temp from lukewarm to boiling hot?

BELIEVE, LOVE AND OBEY!

 

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Extra Oil: God Should Repent, SDA, John Hagee

Haiti, Nature, Wars, God Should Repent? Gay Rights, SDA, WC, NCC, WCC, John Hagee

Prophecy’s Extra Oil: God Should Repent, SDA, John Hagee
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

News Brief 2010:
Haiti: CNN.com/iReport pictures of family sought, “Found” toggle shows pics of people found; Within 15 seconds the earthquake had collapsed all buildings; Presidents Obama, Clinton, Bush to head Haiti Relief Fundraiser; 6 orphans flown to US adoptive parents; 100 orphans leave for Netherlands; 3 Hospital ships at Haiti, operating rooms busy; UN— top 2 officials dead, 37 personnel dead, 330 missing; 16 Americans confirmed dead; US Air Force Major Ken Bourland missing; Leogane 90% buildings collapsed, news crew first people they had seen by Sunday, need help/water/food; Port-au-Prince, Leogane w/o elec/water, no death or injr reported at this time; Almost all roads and street blocked by heavy debris; 12K US soldiers deployed; US aid $100M, UN aid $10M, World Bank aid $100M, 11 other countries est. $50M, Red Cross donations $8M, plus other charities $ coming in; 3M people affected, Sat. about 11.2K meals served, Sun. 40K high energy biscuits handed out; US citizens complaining about 12K soldiers being sent to Haiti but more complaining about $100M aid while US is suffering unemployment, homeless and hunger;
——TSaS Note: First, most families of military personnel had rather see their soldiers in Haiti than in a war zone; Second, our Government is like any business with accounts payables and receivables, the 100M is from an account earmarked Aid to Foreign Countries, therefore the money is not coming out of accounts for US citizens. The same applies to the UN $10M aid; While US citizens are suffering, lives are at stake in Haiti, so count your blessings and pray for Haitians instead of whining;
Nature: Sunday, Venezuela M6.3 quake off coast; CA, OR, WA, large storm brought 60mph winds, 3 more storms rapidly coming in back to back;
Wars: Sunday, Pakistan, drone kills 20; Kabul, explosions/gunfire rock city; Pirates release Greek oil-tanker ship;

God Should Repent
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FLA, Sister Tammy reported
——On 29 June 2009, which TSaS previously reported, President Obama signed an addendum to the existing Civil Rights Bill giving gay partners the same rights as married couples when it comes to employment benefits, insurance, inheritance and death of a partner, but does exclude marriage rights. It is prudent to point out that Obama did not initiate this addendum, he merely signed off on what already was approved by Congress.
——Tammy found more data on the event: As customary, Obama gave the pen to long time civil rights activist, octogenarian Frank Kameny, who had been key in getting the codicil added and was present for the President’s signature and seal of office. John Berry, Obama’s Director of Personnel, then congratulated Kameny for his great work in civil rights and apologized for the astronomer’s 1950 firing from his Federal job “because he was gay.” Kameny had sent an email to Peter LaBarbera, President of ‘Americans for Truth.’ The main thrust of that email is quoted below:
——”God of the Bible is a sinful, homophobic bigot. He needs to repent and seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering, which is sinful homophobia, which has needlessly been inflicted upon gay people for the last 4000 years.”
——Kameny is infamous for saying and repeated in his email, “Bestiality is alright, as long as the animal doesn’t mind. Bigotry is sinful, whether it is racism or anti-Semitism or homophobia! Your God of Leviticus and of the Bible as a whole is clearly a sinful, homophobic bigot. He should repent of sinful homophobia. He should atone for that sin. It is not homosexuality that is always wrong, sinful and immoral. It is homophobia that is a sin and your God that is a sinner on this account.”
——TSaS Note: At the time of the signing of the addendum and despite Kameny’s eighty-some-odd years, he is a very angry man that certainly does not know his Maker. Anger is a killer, so it is a wonder he has reached his eighties. We need to pray for this man; what he has said is to curse God and to blasphemy the Holy Spirit.

SDA Unites With WCC: TSaS research
——From the website http://www.lightministries.com/SDA/Booklets/id123.htm
The following is a partial list of churches documented as part of and cooperating or working with the WCC/NCC, some for many years: Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist (including Seventh-day), Brethren, Catholic (including Old), Christian, Church of God, Congregational, Community, Disciples, Episcopal, Evangelical, Friends (Quakers), Full Gospel, Holiness, Latter Day Saints (Mormon), Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Missionary, Moravian, Orthodox (Bulgarian, Christian, Eastern, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Syrian, Ukrainian), Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant, Reformed, Seventh-day Adventist, United, and Wesleyan (see Letter from the National Council of Churches of Christ, January 13, 1965, from Wilbur C. Parry, Associate General Secretary; American Opinion, January, 1982, p 11; Directory of Christian Councils, published by the World Council of Churches, 1985).
——In addition to prior years, in 1984 the SDA church itself admittedly gave $8,000 to the World and National Councils of Churches. The documented facts, especially from the SDA church, prove they indeed supported NCC and WCC with financial help, and for some time! This means the SDA church and every corporate member are guilty of supporting furtherance of the goal towards a One World Church and New World Order, the spreading of Communism, terrorism, and aiding the killing of innocent people.
——But what about the union and cooperation of the SDA church with WCC or any of its branch organizations? “Over one hundred theologians met in Lima, Peru, in January, 1982, recommended [voted] unanimously to transmit this agreed statement: The Lima text excerpt: “For the common study and official response of the churches. They represent virtually all major church traditions: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Methodist, United, Disciples, Baptist, Adventist and Pentecostal.”
——SDA General Conference leadership states: “Today the old, largely negative approach emphasizing chiefly the things wherein we differ from all other religious groups is past, definitely past.  And that is as it should be.” Ministry Magazine, March 1966, p 10.
——”The Adventist church today is better prepared to make common cause with these other evangelicals than at any previous time in its history.” Ministry Magazine, June, 1966, p 19-20.
——As a result of the SDA leadership urging its churches to teach in common and ignore preaching the pure cutting truths of the three angels, this led to “the General Conference, as a world confessional body or church, [being] recognized by an advisor in Canterbury at the 1969 meeting of the WCC Central Committee” (see paper prepared by B.B. Beach titled “The World Council of Churches/Seventh-day Adventist conversations and their significance”).
——After the SDA churches were officially represented in Canterbury, the SDA General Conference Executive Committee passed a Resolution to teach “in common” with the other churches connected with the WCC! “Whereas…voted…departmental plans…to create a public image…set salvation within the reach of the multitudes…to place emphasis on the non-controversial truths shared in common with all Christianity.” Review and Herald, December 18, 1969, p 16-20, Autumn Council action.
——Tammy also reported the following quote from the General Conference: “We are not members of the WC and WCC. We are merely advisors and consultants.”
——TSaS Note: The SDA Conference denial proves their political savvy and play on words to skirt the truth without having seemed to do so— “advisors and consultants?” As the Holy Spirit said, “WHAT have sheep to do with goats?” If salvation were still on the table, it might seem the way to reach out to everyone who has been deceived by Sunday’s leaders; but, it came off the table in Feb. 1991 when we entered the Laodicea era. Under no circumstances did Jesus join the enemy to save the few sheep within their ranks and neither should Doctrine Keepers EVER join the enemy. We speak outside their doors and the cold within will come instantly they hear God’s Truth and the lukewarm might return.
——This is incredibly sad for all true Doctrine Keepers; however, it validates the vision given BonnieQ in 1981. Readers might recall that, in 2001, she also obtained a copy of the World Church Charter/Doctrine and, a few days later, received in the mail its current membership list at that time: which hard copies are in her research files. What the Light Ministries report did not include in their brief membership list are the tell-all members that reveal who directs the Pope, from behind the scenes— spiritually as it were— of the World Church. ALL pagan religions, including Wiccan (witchcraft), Celtic and Druid as well as all other sects were in 2001 and today remain members of the World Church, with many others since added, making WC the mother over all of Satan’s divided house.
——Fortunately, as recently reported, there are individual SDA churches across our nation, and perhaps around the globe, that have pulled out of both the local and General Conferences and now call themselves ‘Independent Seventh Day Adventists.” Praise the Lord! However, our work is not done, for there are many small churches that may not realize the gravity of what the General Council has done thus have yet to leave it.

TBN, 10/17/10 John Hagee Ministries, Texas, a supporter of Sunday sabbath as, from his standpoint of “Prophetic Mysteries Revealed” as the backdrop of his church stage:  ———Today, Hagee gave a sermon on “lawlessness;” in which he began by saying, “Lawlessness means . . . lawlessness.” He went on to cite various crimes we are seeing around this nation and the world, both by children and adults: “We used to never have to lock our doors, could park unlocked cars outside the garage; but, today if we leave the car unlocked and outside and it’s stolen, it is our fault. Now, we keep our doors locked, bars over the windows, a gun beside our bed, and women carry mace . . . just in case.”
——Hagee rather vaguely referred to lawlessness within the church but not to full disclosure; rather, directly pointing to the last six of God’s Precepts. In God’s reality, the first four Statutes reflect our relationship with God, while the last six establish our relationship with mankind.
——After the program, TBN advertised it urgent for people to go out and buy the “Left Behind” series of books that claim to detail “Revelation,” the end of times.

——TSaS Note: We have been sending out Extra Oils covering six (6) of the signs and plagues consistently in the news, those being: 1. Mother/Daughters; 2. Nature; 3. Health; 4. Economy; 5. Lawless; and, 6. Wars. The reason the Great Whore and her harlot daughters are number one in this list is because they reveal lawlessness within Sunday houses as well as all sects that align themselves with Sunday by either deed or word, such as having joined the World Church and its arms of the National Church Council and World Church Council: which ALL specifically contradict three of God’s first four Statutes, deleted the second one altogether, actually placed the fourth into the third position and omitted all of its phrasing except “Keep thou the Sabbath holy.”
——We must understand and obey ALL of God’s Commandments, also Biblically called Statutes of Life, Law of Righteousness, Law of Blessings, God’s Doctrine: the one and same Doctrine Jesus came living, preaching and teaching and specifically added, “Do my Father’s Will.” God’s will and doctrine always have been just His Law written by His finger in stone, exclusive of the Ordinances He had Moses write upon parchment: to which Precepts the only thing added was that we accept Christ as His Son and our Saviour, He being what made the Old Covenant new by virtue of replacing and omitting the sacrificial ordinances. About God’s Law, Jesus said, “Do as I have done.”

——God revealed in the Old Testament that He would “create a perfect man, who shall magnify His Law and make it honorable among men.” Jesus was and remains that man: He did this and taught us, by word and deed, to do the same. How many Christians can say, “I magnify God’s Law and make it honorable among men?” Magnify is to believe and very visibly live God’s Law in our personal lives; to make it honorable among men by teaching it to others as required of all believers who “love” God and Christ. Jesus did say, “He who obeys the Law and teaches others to do the same, will be called great in heaven. And, he who brings just one to me, will be called great in heaven.”

——The greatest offence within corporate Christendom and all who, knowingly or unknowingly, align themselves with the Great Whore constitutes blatant blasphemy of the Holy Spirit by their denial and disobedience of God’s Fourth Precept: the seventh day Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11, which is not just 5 words) extends from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. This is one of the most vital of the Ten Commandments and the first to carry a blessing, preceded only by, and which Ten depend upon, the two Royal Laws of Love. There is only one way to interpret God’s Seal and Satan’s Mark, and that is spiritually; any other interpretation is of the world.

——Saturday identifies: 1. The God we worship; and, 2. God’s people, which day defines them as “a peculiar people,” Biblically known as Jews, Christ’s sheep and Elect. It also is 3. God’s Seal on us, in us, around us, the penalty for which Seal is eternal life, OR without it one will not enter heaven and new earth— after all is said and done.

——Sunday identifies: 1. Lucifer, a fallen angel who desires God’s Throne and will trample anyone who does not bow to him or that gets in the way of his single-minded pursuit, including his own people; and, 2. Lucifer’s people, Biblically known as goats and grapes defined as evil and/or wicked. It also is 3. Lucifer’s Mark that is upon and in and around countless blind and deaf multitudes, the penalty for which Mark is to die twice— after all is said and done.

——As for the “Left Behind” Series, written as fictional works by a pastor and his writer friend who claim it is “Bible Truth, classified fiction in order to sell” millions of copies and make even more money from the movies based on them— TSaS has said before and will say again and again, the series IS fiction; about as fiction as any fantasy writer might venture to imagine. Every word is based on man’s interpretation of Revelation, every word based on a finite perspective instead of the only perspective that counts: Holy Spirit. Every word is also couched in greed.

——God’s Truth has no need to produce a lie around it in order to reach more people, sell more copies for tons of money, even get movie rights for tons of more money; for God’s Truth goes only to those whom He has chosen. God’s chosen represent an unbelievably small market in the world’s scheme of riches; BUT! The world’s riches are stored up for His peculiar people— after all is said and done.

Dear Sheep, may this day our Lord has made rain many blessings upon each of you and the best blessing of Truth.

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Extra Oil: Christ’s True Church

Prophecy’s Extra Oil: Christ’s True Church
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

A friend of the Sheep, Frank in England, called on Sabbath with a request that we send a link to everyone we know and request that they share the link with everyone they know around the world. He will be doing the same from England because he wants everyone to learn about and read Prophecy’s Extra Oils as well as other critical data available to those who seek God’s Truth. Frank would like to see a message something like the following:

The time is at hand and I am sending the following link to everyone I know and ask that you share it with everyone you know: Please visit the Seventh Seal Library at http://www.bonnieq.wordpress.com Answers from God are there for all to read!

——This particular website has most of God’s work there, including the Extra Oils and a lot of data just on the first page and margin. It also provides a link to Truth Seekers and Speakers. Please feel free to copy the above message (it is in Times New Roman, Font 12, Font color black), paste it into an email to friends and family: everyone you know! ——The Sabbath Oil that went out Friday indicated that today’s post would bring everyone up to date regarding the SDA church, it’s State and General Conferences. However, the following paragraph explains why we felt it important that this one about Christ’s church was necessary at this time. We plan to post the SDA issue on Monday.
——A few recipients might not have understood BonnieQ’s statement in the last Extra Oil, about not stepping foot in any Sunday keeping church building nor in any SDA building still a member of the Conference and/or meeting in a Sunday facility or renting out its own facility to Sunday groups. The core point is that Christ’s Sheep are to do nothing that in anyway appears to condone that which goes against God: a counterfeit sabbath is exceedingly abhorrent to God; it is blasphemy, it is to curse and deny God while at the same time elevating Satan to God’s throne. Abomination.
——Perhaps, the excerpt below will aid understanding of her position, one that should be shared by all of God’s Sheep. The Lord said, “Come out of her, my people.” He did not mean to come out only in mind and spirit; God also meant literally to exit those “White sepulchres, beautiful on the outside but full of dead men’s bones.” They are Satan’s synagogues, as the below excerpt will prove. As the Holy Spirit has said very adamantly and repeatedly in the last few months, “WHAT have sheep to do with goats?”
——Keep in mind the behaviour of Revelation’s Great Whore and her harlot daughters throughout 2009 and what we have learned in just the first 17 days of 2010. Remember the World Church, its Charter/Doctrine and its broad membership that includes every pagan religion in the world. And, finally, remember the World Church Council, its manifesto of “civil disobedience” recently learned of; and, remember former President Bush’s signature on an Executive Order in 2006.
–—It is especially important to remember that we are living in the last church age of Laodicea: the age where salvation is no longer on the table— as the Spirit said, “It is too late.” It is the age of awaiting man’s sentencing, for the trial ended in Feb 1991. It is the age in which God made it clear that we speak and warn only the “lukewarm and cold:” there is still hope of turning around the former, the ones at most risk of perishing. And, there is a little time left to reach the cold, whom, no matter what, will not perish.
——Do not be deceived that Satan’s synagogues are bringing in new converts by the thousands and physically healing as many more: it is all part of his illusion meant to make it appear that his is the true church, that all is well and the end not near. BUT! Do remember there may be a few lukewarm or even cold within their midst; yet, do not enter his synagogues: speak and warn outside Satan’s doors. You will be ill-thought of by his goats, a curse upon them, but you will be favored by God with blessings beyond measure.
——The following excerpt includes all “scripture references” as opposed to all scripture quotes found in “Truth Gathering.” So, please, get out your Bibles and read all the verses provided for God’s validation of the treatise below.

Christ’s True Church
excerpt “Truth Gathering,” C.30, pgs. 485-507
©copyright 1998, 2003 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

Church, according to the Hebrew word, is translated people. Jesus cited His church as not hewn by man and referred to His sheep as lively stones, metaphorically hewn wood and stones formed by one mind, one faith, one heart and one way, the mortar of God’s Word binding the whole. Both God and Jesus made it clear the behaviour in which such a church would perform, which scripture references are provided at the end of this article.

Are there any corporate denominational churches out there functioning in accordance with God’s Word? There is not one sect wholly of one mind, one faith, one heart and one way, which is obvious by virtue of their myriad differences without and within. Still, are their members wholly equal in all things? The answer is a resounding NO. Not even those who seem to teach Truth, such as Seventh Day-Baptists/Church of God/Adventists, the first two of which have been in this nation since the first settlers; though none doing all things equal— the meaning revealed in God’s Holy Word.

The only organized religions near to practicing all things equal—and separate from the world in hard work, absolutely no use of manmade evil inventions, such as electricity, cars, computers and so forth—are Amish and Mennonites. In these, Christ’s sheep could learn from their example. Albeit, Amish and Mennonites, too, are tied to the Great Whore by observing her counterfeit sabbath: made worse by entering into that blasphemous rest every two weeks as opposed to each seventh day according to God and Christ.

The absolute closest to description would have to be those few Christian Jewish congregations that observe and do all Twelve of God’s Precepts in and of the faith of Jesus, including supporting one another both spiritually and financially.

Still, there is not one Christian professing incorporated religious group wherein all members pool their resources and divide excesses for equality. Most pay their church leaders but do not divide surpluses among members as each have need—thus all things being equal as Christ established with His Apostles and disciples; and, as they established it in all churches they formed. It isn’t going to happen either: at least not in the halls and sanctuaries of corporate Christendom.

Corporate Christendom: those denominations formed under governmental incorporation laws. In this case, for the specific purpose of avoiding taxation: making them wickedly similar to any for-profit business. Being incorporated puts denominations under strict governmental control, more so than one might think. Incorporation allows religions to urge, even force, governments to pass laws as those so called righteous men of the moral majority deem necessary. Regardless of how good intentioned such laws are, neither morality nor immorality can be forced. It simply is: God deems and controls both.

As determined in a previous chapter, all known corporate denominations—with the exception of Catholicism—are of Satan’s Synagogues, those obese and excessively wealthy harlot daughters of the Great Whore: Papal Rome, the mother by some edict or other. If for no other reason than they are mixing church and State: despite the fact both they and State deny such commingling. Is there not even one considered wholly Christ’s denomination? No! Not even those seeming* to teach whole truth. (*next paragraph)

I recall one Sabbath a few years ago, as I sat in a neighborhood *Seventh Day Adventist Church. Behind me was a young, divorced mother with three children, one a newborn. She struggled to make ends meet: at the moment, in need of food and diapers. So, a note was given to the Pastor requesting a call for a special love offering on behalf of a nameless family in need at close of service. He read the memo, stuffed it in his pocket and, at the end of his sermon, walked to the exit to bid everyone a happy Sabbath as they strolled out the door. He was careful to avoid eye contact with the missive’s author. Then he left to go play golf, violating God’s fourth Law, which this preacher taught as truth.

Stunned almost immobile, as the front rows filed past our pew, several of us quickly dug into our purses, pooled meager cash-on-hand, stuffed the money in a tithe envelope and presented it to the young mother: rapidly advising her embarrassment that it was a gift, not from us, but from God. After all, whatever we have, however so much or little, is the Lords for our use, as He deems appropriate.

Even I had experienced a lack of care in that church: for at the same time this young mother was suffering, I had been conducting in my home a free in-residence counseling program for teen girls, supporting it with a small retirement fund. When the money ran out, I contacted our pastor via email to learn if there were any programs available, within the Seventh Day Conference, to aid in keeping a much-needed service alive and well.

The Conference meant the hierarchy of SDA churches throughout our nation. A short email advised: the church does not have the budget. He mentioned no programs such as I had requested. In the end, I lost my home and, no longer able to work, ended up on public assistance and housing. Praise the Lord! He never let me go hungry or without a roof. I must, however, quickly add: I am where I am at any given moment by God’s design. He always shows me who and why I am there or here or over yonder. Yet, I digress.

Even the rare corporate religion teaching truth is failing to enter into that truth: the Pharisees in panoramic color, as are many of its own leaders and members. Woe unto that church leader, for God surely will hold him accountable: not only for corrupting God’s Holy Word by his blatant example, but for failing to respond to the needs of the flock in his care. Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. One of mine hungered and you did not feed her. Thus, I say to you, I never knew you.”

Just such corporate religions and many of their members, indeed, have a form of godliness but lack the power of God. These corporate sects have need to support their own leaders in a worldly style to which they wish to become accustomed. They want to build bigger, fancier buildings and recreation rooms; despite our Lord saying His church would not be hewn by man.

In fact, churches established by the Apostles met in private homes. But, corporate leaders desire to flaunt wealth, to drive fancy cars, live in expensive homes and wear designer clothes: and, call it bearing fruit of righteousness when they overflow their synagogues with misguided people. An erroneous message of prosperity.

They must be celebrities in their own right: television shows filled with elaborate sets and movies filmed on lies and traditions of men with the roles played by Hollywood actors, some of whom voice non-belief in God: all with money gained from the poor. They build their own schools at all scholastic levels: to teach what man deemeth right but which lead the way to destruction. They covet being recognized authors of volumes of books full of half-truths and void of all but a few inapplicable scriptures: fully expecting to be well paid for their talent in producing great fiction. Of course, those authors make even more bucks when corporate Christendom purchases the movie rights.

It is of no consequence to them if members are wearing rags, going hungry, living in shacks and walking wherever they need to go: all, in order to send their last dime to help pay for all those evangelical luxuries and falsehoods. Or, they even may be homeless and destitute, yet diligently seeking our gracious Lord while helping others with what little they might have: by sharing it.

The only good thing that can be said for all these corporate denominations is exactly what Paul said, “Some indeed preach a Christ of envy and strife; and some also of good will. One preaches a Christ of contention but the other of love. What then? Notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.”

At least they are teaching something of Jesus: meaning, at some point members here and there are going to do exactly what this commentator did—question God for His truths and His only. And, in finding it, those few here and there will become obedient and seek out others like themselves. We of the truth have in common a sense of being alone, without mutual believers around us.

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and of her plagues. It is corporate Christendom’s myriad denominations which Christ’s members are called from to come together in one mind, one heart and one way. Without benefit of a corporate structure designed for tax exemption while ceding ultimate control to governments. They come together believing one Truth, God’s; behaving in one Way, Christ-like; and, all of one heart in obedience to Every Word of God: ever lifting up each other, encouraging one another and adamantly maintaining equality among Christ’s members. One at a time: here a person, there a person. This is exactly why Jesus said, Where two or three sit in my name, so shall I be in their midst. It has been said from the beginning: God’s people are of little strength—indicative of their small numbers all over this world.

Sometimes, one sheep stands alone, for a time: often feeling persecuted while those around them jeer at his or her belief, poke fun at their obedience and make jokes at their expense. Finally, someone steps over to his or her side, and then another and another. Today’s church is no stranger to taunting, teasing and jesting, as well as being called a variety of unflattering names; such as false prophets and blasphemers, just as Jesus was accused. Today’s church is well aware, however, that it is worsening: because the day is fast approaching when corporate brothers will lay blame for this world’s ills at the feet of obedient brethren.

But we: Fear not, for the Lord is with us. We are fully armored and cannot be swayed to change sides. We care not for the flesh and hope for the day when, victoriously, we say to a tormentor, “Go ahead! Kill me, and I guarantee you that, in the end, Jesus will raise me up again.” Think how triumphant Jesus must have felt when He said almost those same words to the Pharisees. Victorious! Wonderful! Because He knew it was true. The Father would and did raise Christ up again; and, it will be done for us as well. It is written!

Solomon built a temple, just as God foretold his father David. David was not allowed to build it because he had warred much and spilled blood, defiling the land. A splendid house Solomon did build! Solomon remains the wisest king in all history and since; yet, like his father David, he ultimately fell from grace due to his monetary extravagance virtually bankrupting Israel coupled with his legendary number of wives.

Later, Solomon’s temple to our Lord was destroyed. Then, rebuilt several times until the last time in preparation for a coming Messiah. Seventy years after Christ’s birth, it was destroyed again: as Daniel and Jesus portended, and will remain so: because New Jerusalem will come down from out of heaven, according to John’s Revelation.

Over the hundreds of years following Solomon’s structure, there were many times when God’s house and His ways were forsaken. Many times it was defiled by merchants and vendors: long before Jesus. Worse, priests and Pharisees began wielding more power than they had right; thus, even God’s Word was defiled.

Looking at various church buildings and leaders of today reveal the same vile uses, lust of power and abhorrent sacrilege of God’s Word. Perhaps one might think this does not hold true in Sabbath keeping denominations. Think again: for quite often, even they will rent their buildings to Sunday keeping sects. It is little wonder God declared, His church would not be built by mankind. Neither is it: because man cannot bring anyone to Christ, nor can man create a man, nor can man build a house that will stand forever. Christ’s church is built of mankind, of people.

Nevertheless, discover Christ’s True Church. Bear in mind: the word church, Biblically, means the people—our first clue as to the building blocks we seek in defining this church. Along the way, this AKJV Topical Bible has revealed every dirty little secret of Satan’s Synagogues, including the fact it is built upon shifting sands, an unstable foundation, and enormous lies for building blocks of dust easily blown away.

Learn each truth and every nuance of Christ’s church, for there is no other like it. It is the only one built upon an indestructible, immovable rock and whose members are handpicked by the Father to follow His Son. Christ’s church: the personality and behavior of its people, who are small lively stones building up the body of Christ’s temple—being one with His body, mind and spirit.

The AKJV scripture references below begin with a description of the ancient church, first setting out the Father’s Commandments. Remember: those same precepts were spoken long before they were written by God’s finger for Moses, as set out in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21. Additionally, the fourth commandment seventh day Sabbath was not established through or for the Jews. It was established at creation, Genesis 2:2-3, thus for ALL people of whatsoever nationality.

The second and ensuing sets of verse references below reflect Christ’s New Testament church. Once having read both God’s and Christ’s church descriptions, it will be clear that neither ancient nor new differ in God’s requirements. TRUTH: those who truly love God will look up and study every one the scriptures provided, for they seek only God’s Truth.

In an aside, the Authorized King James Version is the Bible of choice in whatsoever language, in that it is the only translation from the original languages that fulfilled a part of Revelation prophecy: therefore the only divine translation. It has been determined that other, newer versions have altered, changed and even deleted critical words and phrasing.

The Ancient Church:
Exodus 20:1,3-17,25; 23:12-13; 31:13; Leviticus 19:3,30; 23:3; 26:1-3; II Samuel 7:12-13,14,16; Psalm 5:7,11-12; 27:4,6,14; 30:1,2-4,11-12; 84:4-5,9-12; 85:8-13; 92:13-15; 100:1-5; 105:1-5; 111:7-8; 116:12-14,17-18; 127:1; 135:4-7,(8-11),13; Proverbs 1:2-6,7,33; 3:1-14,24-25,27,29-31; 4:1-2,4-7,14-15,17,19,10-21; 7:1-4; 8:7-14,32-26; 24:3-4; Isaiah 51:1,7; 56:4-7; 58:6-11,13-14; 60:3,10-12; 66:1-2,15-16,18-19,21-24; Ezekiel 20:12,20; 44:24; Micah 4:5; Habakkuk 2:20

Christ’s Church:
compare to Exodus 20:3-17— Matthew 4:10; I John 5:21; Acts 17:29; I Timothy 6:1; Matthew 24:20; Mark 2:27,28; Hebrews 4:4,9,10, margin Colossians 1:16. The Law after Christ’s death: Romans 3:31; Luke 23:54-56 and at least 84 references to the Sabbath in the book of Acts.

Christ’s Church Personality & Ways:
Matthew 7:24-27; 9:37-38; 10:7,14-15,22,24-25,27-28,32,40,42; 12:6-8,11-13,48-50; 16:24-26; 18:20-22; 19:17,18-19,21; 21:13-14; Mark 1:14,21-22; 10:14-15,19,21,23; 11:25-26; Luke 4:14-16,31-32; 6:6; 12:29-36; 13:10-12; 23:54-56; 24:1-3,6; 18:18-20,22,24; 20:22-25; (ref. Matt. 17:24-27); John 2:16-17,19-21; 5:5,8-9; 14:1-4;

Acts 2:41-42,44-47; 4:34-37; 7:47-50; 13:14-15,42,44,46-48; 16:13; 17:1-2,4,5; 18:1,4,6-8; 20:28,33-35; Romans 12:1-2,9-21; 13:1-9,12-14; 15:1-3,6,14; 16:1-5; I Corinthians 3:16-17; 7:19; 11:24-33; 12:24-28; 13:4-7,8,13; 14:1,3,12,22,39-40; 16:14-16,19-20; II Corinthians 5:1-11; 6:14-18; Galatians 1:6-12; Ephesians 2:1-8; 3:16-21; 6:2,4,5-9,13-20; Philippians 3:7-8; Colossians 1:9-14; 4:15,17,27-29; I Thessalonians 2:12-13; II Thessalonians 1:3,4-5; I Timothy 3:15-16; II Timothy 2:3-4,15,19,22-26; Philemon 2;

Hebrews 3:1,3,6-8; 4:4,9-11; 10:22-27; 12:22-29; James 5:7-8,10-11,13-16,19-20; I Peter 2:5,9-10,17-18,21-23; I John 1:5,7-10; 2:3-7,15-17; 3:16-18; 5:2-3; II John v. 5,6,9; III John v.4-6,11; Revelation 1:9-10; 3:12; 12:17; 14:12; 22:14

As noted, this article is an excerpt from Truth Gathering, which is an exhaustive AKJV Topical Bible (rightly dividing) unlike any available in the world, none of which are exhaustive. Truth Gathering covers all critical-to-salvation subjects by providing every relevant scripture (here a little, there a little), fully annotated for definition and comprehension, and includes a prophetic time chart of all critical prophecies relating to Christ and these end days.

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Extra Oil Update 27: News, Wars Impenetrable Armor

Earth reels to and fro like a drunk: Nature, Economy, Wars, H1N1, Mom/Daughters, Hallowe’en, Lawless, Bible Censored, Good/Stupid News, Need Impenetrable Armor

 Prophecy’s Extra Oil Update 27: News & Essential Impenetrable Armor
©copyright 2009 Bonita M Quesinberry

 News 10/25-10/28: 3.0 incredible days in earth’s end days — 2.1/4-pgs, too much to include Oct 29th through 30th in this broadcast, world enraged—

Nature
— (Plagues) EARLY SNOWS— WA, to 18-in Cascade passes, lowlands thunder/ lightning storms, hail, flood watch, need studded tires, chains; OR, Mt. Hood 16-in snow; WA-OR ski resorts open early; WA, temps jump 59-deg Thurs pm; DENVER, 2-ft snow; NEB, snow; MISS/ALA, tornado watch Fri; NASA test rocket fired Wed; PHILIPPINES, cat-4 Typhoon Marina to hit (4th in 6 wks, death toll first 3 at 858+ rising); GREECE, 8 migrants drown off coast;

QUAKES 181> 23rd to 28th> magnitudes 2.5 to 6.9, day 27th~~18 quakes M5.3, one hour~~1 quake M2.5— N. American continent 128 to M5.9 most along US Pacific coastline, Asian continent 25 to M6.2, African continent 2 to M5.6, European continent 1 at M4.8, Australia 25 to M6.9 = total 180-quakes in entire Pacific “Ring of Fire”, 1-quake at M2.5 in Euro Atlantic ring, all over lesser quakes every 35 seconds on avg;

Economy— (Sign) DETROIT: medium home prices $65,000; TX: mansions for as little as $40,000~~ “home pending sales still rebounding” a contradiction, “New home sales surprise drop”, new buyer $8k tax credit extends into 2010; SMART METERS, elec, 18-mil homes to receive; SMART GRID, nation to expand elec grid for control, clean energy, create 1000s new jobs, Fed grants $3.4-billion, companies match w/$4.7-billion; Plasma TVs biggest electric users, new flat screens better; Democrats push for green energy bill; BAILOUTS save 640,000 jobs; GMAC seeks 3rd bailout;

GM, former plant to make electric cars, Obama wants 1-mil hybrids on road by 2016; WA, town spends $-millions yearly on lighted animated holiday scenes displayed along roads (what about homeless, hungry?); CHICAGO, protesters crash Bank Convention for bad use of bailout $-billions; US SAMOA, wastes tsunami warning funds; CHINA to buy Volvo; VERSACE cuts staff by 25%; 15.1-mil UNEMPLOYED now tapping into 401Ks; Boeing Dreamliner moves to S.Carolina, cost 4000 Seattle jobs; BP faces record $87-mil fine; FED, House Ethics panel to investigate Calif. Democrats, 30+ Republicans face ethics probe for accidental document disclosure; HIDDEN “nickel/dime fees/surcharges cost each consumer $1k to $2000 per year;

Wars & Rumors— (Sign) AFGHAN, Tues. 8-US/Seattle killed by roadside bombs, Oct deadliest for US, worse for Middle East; Afghans feel for Taliban re: air attacks on hideout village kills 906; Taliban kills 5-UN workers re: runoff election, 1-Taliban killed; Taliban kills 8; CHICAGO, 2-men arrested as terrorists w/al Qaeda links; ISRAEL blocks Pakistan from adequate water supplies; PAKISTAN, Iranians released; Peshawar mkt. car bomb kills 100+; IRAQ, Al Qaeda claims deadly twin bombings last week, death/ injury tolls rising; US, navy ship accidentally fires on Polish port; SOMALIA, British couple sailing send SOS, pirates seize yacht, kidnapped couple put on Spanish ship (possible ransom demand); INDIA, oil depot explosive fire kills 3, 6 missing;

Health— (Sign) H1N1 pandemic now US epidemic, among 1000+ deaths “nearly 114+ kids” w/no health issues, 19 this week alone; THREE F’s: “fear, frustration, flu” too little vaccine, 49-mil doses due by Nov end; Obama “will get vaccines however, wherever”; H1N1 vaccine CDC says “as safe as any can be, no danger to mother/baby or of autism”; MINN, 6 show pigs w/H1N1; ERs overrun w/cases; NY affirms H1N1 State Emergency, after Obama’s National Emergency last week;

CNN reports ELDERLY squeezed as doctors refuse Medicare, Medicaid patients + many refusing elderly cases (BonnieQ just one); HEALTH REFORM, to Congress for consent, lets States opt out of Fed. Public Option (opt-out will hurt low income patients x nation); CELL PHONES likely cancer link, 275-Mil US users, 4-Bil global, 14000 tested global; RAPE VICTIM denied insurance due to preventive HIV drugs, must test HIV neg after 1yr then insurable; GEORGIA, Cessna explodes into home, no word of injuries/deaths; OTHER, search on for 9-missing after mid-air crash;

MiscGreat whore, harlot daughters: SPAIN, Priest + 33 others arrested in marriage scam; FRANCE convicts Church of Scientology (CoS) of fraud, acclaimed Director Haggis quit CoS after Judge set $1-mil fine, 45,000 French CoS members won’t slow down despite Judge’s warning to people; FRANCE, Chirac on trial for corruption; History Channel documentary tracks HALLOWEEN, Celtic festival 3000-yrs before Papal Rome called it All Hallowed Eve of All Saints Day, ritual is to urge angry dead to stay in graves during dark days of winter solstice, still strong today in Wiccan, Druid religions with Sunday’s global Christians’ nod of approval (No wonder pagans believe their religion oldest— Unaware Christianity should be Judaic branch back to Adam/Eve);

Lawless— (Sign) CA, gang rapes outside teen school dance lasted 2.5 hrs, 20 witnesses did not help or call police— 15yo girl brutally beaten/robbed/multiple rapes, critical, 6 arrested includes 2 adults, more sought; CA, Latino woman driver ticketed for not speaking English; US, nationwide sting update- 690 arrested in child prostitute rings, included 60 pimps, recovered 52 kids young as 10, OR: kids as young as 8; AFGHAN, young boys sold as sex slaves, 60,000 street children in Kabul alone;

TX, Muslim woman refused at market, “remove veil or leave”; CT, 3 non-students arrested in jr. Univ football player Jasper Howard murder, 1-Jamal Todd set off fire alarm diversion; WA. Quiznos, security camera sees gun-wielding robber ignored by staff sweeping, robber left empty-handed when register did not open; WA, robbers crash trucks into ATM machines all over State, then drag away; WA, past week numerous arsons- homes, businesses, warehouses, damages in $-millions (what about your area?);

FED: HATE CRIME LAW extended and signed to include gay communities— Obama said, “It shows we [Americans] value all life”— Law CENSORS use of even BIBLE scriptures alluding to or about homosexuals and/or behaviour (USA edits God?);

Good or Stupid News— WA, missing 6-yo boy found okay w/mother; 5yo boy sells treats to help friend “cuz I love Emily” (w/kidney transplant now has cancer) raised $300+ for med exp; EQUADOR, copter crash, minor injuries; INDIAN OCEAN, 2 ships collide in low visibility, 3 minor injuries; STARS honor Bill Cosby for American humor, social influence—Mark Twain Humor Award; NWA pilots pass landing 150-mi playing on laptops, FAA revoked licenses;

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The World’s Only Impenetrable Armour
©copyright 1998 Bonita M Quesinberry

excerpt TRUTH GATHERING, ©copyright 1998, AKJV exhaustive Topical Bible of all critical-to-salvation subjects; chapter 9: God’s Armour, pages 169-170. Key verse phrases appear in bold print within entire scripture, notes within {brackets} and supplied words for definition within [brackets] in italics:

Jesus said, “I am the way, the life, the truth; and no man comes to the Father except by me.” He also said to His followers, “Do as I have done unto you.” What did Christ do to them? He loved, loved humanity with all His heart and soul and might, so much that He spoke only God’s Truth, “magnifying it and making it honorable” once again, lived it without flaw so we could see how to do the same, then HE died to free us of our “past” crimes against God the Father. Finally, Christ was resurrected to prove to us that our Father will do the same for us IF we accept Christ, have His faith, and obey God.

Of earth’s population, a purported 85% claim Christianity; what a great number it would seem that wear God’s armour. Whether that 85% is correct or it’s a lesser percentage doesn’t matter. It does not change the fact that, sadly, 66.6% are wearing flawed armour, leaving them vulnerable to Satan’s deadly arrows and the flaw excludes them from receiving God’s Seal of Authority, unless they “come out of her” as God directed. How can this be? By the doctrine of men, instead of God’s doctrine, as lived and taught by Christ and His Apostles and their proselytes and many of us today. What is flawed in their armour? It is the piece Truth that is critically lacking: revealed below.

The 33.4% of us who wear full armour must love the vulnerable as Christ loved us: enough to speak and live only God’s Truth, despite name calling and persecution for doing so, despite threats of death, despite any and all adversities. There is no greater demonstration of love by the sheep than that which they live and speak in absolute Truth without any regard for their own lives— just as Jesus did; no greater love than our Father’s and Christ’s.

GOD’S WHOLE ARMOUR: verses from Authorized King James Version Bible, the only translation by Divine instruction in order to fulfill a Revelation prophecy; be sure to open your Bibles to confirm the following: that you not follow blindly—

Ephesians 6:11-17Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

CONFIRMATIONS & EXPLANATIONS:

Genesis 15:1—After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  —{IF we have faith [trust] that He is our Lord and His word is true and does apply to every human: thus obey unquestioningly and despite persecution}

Psalm 33: 20— Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield

Psalm 84:11-12— For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.  —{Trust = Faith, belief, obedience}

Psalm 119:114— Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. 

Psalm 119:142— Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the TRUTH.  —{obedience is required in order be fully protected}

Psalm 119:151-152— Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth. Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them forever. —{all of Psalm c.119 speaks of God’s Armor}

Psalm 144:1-2— Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. {our shield is gained by possessing the same depth of Faith as demonstrated by Jesus, even in the face of death}

Proverbs 16:6— By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Proverbs 30:5-6— Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Isaiah 26:2-3— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation [people] which keepeth [obey] the truth may enter in. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Matthew 3:2— And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  —{cease disobeying the Law of Truth, for truth is a part of the whole armor: in missing just one piece of the whole armour, the person is not protected nor is he or she sealed for redemption}

Matthew 18:3— And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

John 14:27— Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 17:17— Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Romans 2:20— An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Romans 3:22-23— Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 

Romans 10:17— So then faith cometh by hearing [understanding], and hearing [understanding] by the word of God.

Romans 13:12-14— The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

II Corinthians 6:7— By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left.  

I Thessalonians 5:8-9— But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ

Hebrews 4:12— For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart

Summary:
TRUTH— God’s Law (Doctrine): Twelve Commandments and defining Judgments (Statutes of Life, Law of Liberty, Law of Truth, Law of Righteousness) Exodus c.20

BREASTPLATE— Faith in and of Jesus by a heart filled with Love

FEET SHOD— Internal Peace as given by the Holy Spirit

SHIELD— Belief is Trust in God’s righteousness, therefore obey despite criticism

HELMET— Hope of Salvation through Christ

SWORD— Word of God in its entirety

Luke 11:28— But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear [understand] the word of God, and keep [obey] it.

It is obvious that God’s Twelve Precepts are that piece of armour called Truth. Man’s commandments, unfortunately, differ from God’s: specifically the great whore having deleted the Second Statute, deleting most of the Fourth and moving it to Third position; then, in order to maintain a total of Ten, she divided the Tenth Precept to make two separate laws about not coveting.

Alas, her harlot daughters do the same and worse. After all, they teach that we are “dead to the law,” no longer have to struggle to obey it. Having said that, it behooves one to wonder why the great whore went to such lengths to even include ten laws, much less change them. Ah, because Satan placed her a queen on his throne and is determined to assume God’s heavenly throne. In order to make that even remotely feasible, he had to create a counterfeit of Christ’s church, then fill it with “smooth words” the people love to hear, carefully lacing Jesus speaking lies: to get unaware masses under his leadership. He truly believes he can attain God’s heavenly throne by numbers.

By obeying only God’s Commandments will a believer bear God’s Seal, which is also Christ’s, then become fully armoured to withstand the horrors of these end of days; to stand against Satan’s torment and temptations that, in his desperate rage, are being flung at us 24/7 without rest. God’s Statutes were set in stone and cited in Exodus c.20 and Deuteronomy c.5. Read them carefully, that you not miss the crucial points.

Twelve Commandments? Indeed. For you see, Jesus came teaching nothing new; albeit, the great whore and her harlot daughters claim that He gave two new Commandments to replace God’s Ten. That is odd. Remember, Jesus declared, even the wicked love— selectively, of course— so, there must be a critical, defining point to the Royal Law, something easily overlooked by the masses focused on only the man in their pulpits.

Jesus did say, “Love God with all your heart and soul and might; and love your neighbor as yourself.” He wasn’t the first to utter these two Royal Laws. No. True, the people likely had not heard those words in centuries, so to them in Christ’s time the words seemed new. God stated them first in the Old Testament— harlots’ first lie by omission— and, as Jesus taught, one must first love in order to obey the Ten: “upon these two hinge all the Law.” To “hinge upon” means to “depend upon”— harlots’ second lie by omission. Obedience “depends upon” love with all your heart and soul and might. Half measures are not acceptable to God or to Christ.

Without unwavering love, no one can ever hope to obey God’s Statutes of Life. Hmm? Jesus said, “Be ye perfect and holy as the Father in heaven is perfect and holy.” How many times have we heard that we are “human and can’t help sinning? That’s why we needed Jesus to cover our sins.” Hello! He covered only our “past” sins and will cover henceforth only those sins of which we are unaware until we understand. Jesus made it clear: obedience is achieved only in accordance with the depth of our love for God and Christ: a love far away and above all those whom we love, more than they and this life.

“Would you obey the laws of man and perish; or obey the laws of God and live?”

PUT ON YE THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD, saith the Lord!

——Watch the clouds between mid-October to mid-November now and until no later than 2011. Hebrews says Jesus will not be late. If not fully converted now, time is your enemy; total conversion must be instant, this day, TODAY: do not delay. Pray unceasing! Be watchful; stand fast even to death. WE HAVE GOD’S POWER. KEEP WALKING and TALKING, even when it seems useless: you might snatch one lost, lukewarm sheep from the flames. Saith the Lord, “Ye lukewarm await consuming fire.”

——TSaS post archives open to public; members access Bible Lesson FILES. TSaS ministry neither needs nor asks for money and never will: God provides our basic needs. We ask only for prayer and that you share God’s Truth with all who will hear/read and obey in “the instant.” Be good stewards of God’s Word: share Extra Oils, lead everyone to God’s Biblical Truth at — http://groups.yahoo.com/group/truthseekersandspeakers

Much Love in Christ, Sister BonnieQ

 

 

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Extra Oil Update 26: News in World Without End

Earth reels to and fro like a drunk: Nature, Economy, Wars, H1N1, Lawless, Greed, Human Sales, Animals, Holy Mosque, Vashon to Pastors, Van Impe-Earth’s End?

Prophecy’s Extra Oil Update 26: News in World Without End
©copyright 2009 Bonita M Quesinberry

News 10/21-10/25: 3.5 days of earth’s end days —

Nature— Sat. 7.0 quake hits near INDONESIA, second in 2 days, global “ring of fire” in constant shifts of tectonic plates; Heavy rains hit PUERTO RICO in midst of oil fires; US weather summer to early winter, where is fall; WISCONSIN early snow; storm ‘warning’ Pacific NORTHWEST severe weather, high winds, snow levels down 2500-ft, winds affect Oregon, California; TEXAS, Arkansas get flooding rains; LATVIA, meteorite-like object hits area; NC/TN border, I-40 blocked by massive rock slide from flooding rains;

Economy— FDIC, 7 more banks fail last 3.5 days, 2009 total 106, “at risk” list 100s more; Visa issues new cards yet old ones not expired in order to change terms; Sin city Vegas, homeless live in tunnels beneath its glitz and $ mega-billions; INDIA, desperate farmers sell wives & daughters to pay debts, India Gov— results are 1.3-million child prostitutes, Hillary Clinton— human trafficking worldwide problem even in US;

SEATTLE to replace crumbling Viaduct with twin tunnels, cost multi-billion $; DOZENS US States await Fed $ for hi-speed rail, “just a good start” cost $150-billion; FDA wants $4-billion more $ to hire more field inspectors to halt food-born ecoli; HOUSING values will drop another 11% by year-end; Mortgage rates at 5% APR 6%;

Tax credit $8,000 for first time buyers and buyers who have not owned a home in 3 years or more ends in Nov 30; “Tax Credit creates false demand, costs all homeowners about $43,000 in taxes yet property values dropping”; “Housing market must get better before economy can recover”; UNEMPLOYMENT figures still rising; US Recession kills death penalty— $ too high, not a crime deterrent;

Wars & Rumors— JUAREZ, Mexico’s deadliest city, over 2000 killed by drug wars in last 10-mo; PAKISTAN seizes key Taliban village; drone kills 16; helicopter crash kills 3 DEA; security arrest 8 Iraqis crossing border; AFGHAN, 2-US soldiers killed; helicopter crash kills 14 US Embassy staff; 4-US soldiers killed when 2-copters collide mid-air; TALIBAN deep into heroine trafficking, funds war against West; AFRICA, British tourists killed in Kenya; BAGHDAD double bombing kills 160 (includes 30 children), injures 520 Iraqis; ISRAEL, police arrest 18 Palestinian protestors in riot at Jerusalem’s temple mount site, caused by rumors of Muslim Mosque to be blown up—harlot daughters’ lies that Jewish Temple must be rebuilt cause event, will worsen;

Health— (Sign) 10/24 H1N1, US 1.5-million cases’ with numbers now rising at alarming rate, more than 1000 US deaths and over 20,000 hospitalized, Obama declares “National Emergency”— will free hospitals from mass paperwork to focus on patients, Frustration over not enough vaccines, One town closes all schools to 27,000 students, US Flu Clinics’ lines longer than vaccine available, change in “at risk” ages-2 to 24 must have shots; GLOBAL figures of H1N1 cases not given; INDIA, train & bridge collapse in suburb; SUDAN, Airline crash; Obama declares “emergency” in PUERTO RICO, 5 oil storage tanks explode, fires blazed 3 days, smoke seen from space affects breathing, threat of acid rain, 1000 evacuated, quickly vaccinated for H1N1 as “at risk,” fires extinguished Sun. evening, FBI/ATF investigate arson or accident; FLORIDA, Madoff investor drowns w/massive heart attack in home pool, made $7-million in Madoff’s scheme; Health Reform may include public option, over 60% Americans want it;

Misc — ANIMALS rebel against abuse: ice skating bear kills circus administrator, injures trainer;

Lawless— TX, Catholic priest stabbed to death in fight before mass, priest investigated for improprieties, NJ janitor charged/hospitalized; ITALY, Clergyman arrested as spearhead in African genocide; “Balloon Boy” parents admit hoax, charges to reap 6yrs prison; FLORIDA, missing 7-yo Somer body in landfill; CHINA busts child prostitution ring; PHILIPPINES, estimate 130,000 teen gang members; US, best friends shot 13 times, left in ditch; ARIZONA, Iraqi father ran down daughter for “disrespect” of husband in Iraq + a US boyfriend, girl in coma; NFL Howard stabbed to death, funeral Mon; US FBI arrest 60 pimps in child prostitute ring, 52 kids recovered; SMARTPHONE common target of computer hackers;

Good, Greedy & Sick News—CHINA mine collapse, miners rescued after 8 days; NY 18-yo amnesiac identified, WA father flies to see her; US, 2-yo girl denied insurance re: “too skinny” at 24-lbs, since accepted; MADONNA in Africa to launch school; AVOID investment scams of “offshore banks,” false fronts, returns too good; Blacks barred at CHICAGO nightclub; NEW MEXICO Whitten Inn refuses people with Spanish/Mexican names, anglicizes employee names, manager under fire-protestors front Inn;

Special Report: Recent STUDY shows 56% of Sunday-keepers changed habits of giving and paying tithes in this global economic crisis— 20% stopped all giving, 19% cut by 50%, and 17% cut giving by 75%. TRUTH: God’s sheep give even in a state of poverty, often giving more than tithes: never go without or have too little, as God promised. 

VASHON, WA— a Puget Sound island accessible by ferryboat, boasts myriad Sunday denominations only. Last week, islander Jan Osborn asked her Sunday minister to start holding Saturday services, stating it as God & Christ’s Sabbath day and Seal. He said he would “think about it,” revealing knowledge of God’s truth yet avoiding it; likely in fear of losing his “paid” pastoral job: the most common reason for refusing total obedience to God and Christ. All Sunday leaders know God’s truth: some need only urging into full compliance, others to be walked away from. Which is your denomination and pastor?

How many of Christ’s sheep are still attending Sunday synagogues, despite knowing God’s truth, despite God’s plea that you “come out of her?” As a sheep, have you urged your pastors to accept, honor and obey God’s Fourth Precept, as set out in Exodus 20:8-11 and as established at creation, for the sound reason that it is His and Christ’s Seal of Authority over the universe, earth and all that is in and upon it, including mankind?

If you did ask and your pastor declined, did you shake off that church’s dust from your feet when you left, to never go that way again, as the Bible instructs? OR, are you one of Sunday’s goats blindly treading Satan’s easy, smooth road to utter destruction? Do you really want this life to be all there is? Staying on his road leads to annihilation in YOUR lifetime, not a hundred or more years from now— within two years from today.

Recall Jesus overturning the moneychangers’ tables and throwing them out of God’s Holy Temple on the Sabbath Day? The Pharisees wanted Him dead for that! Do you have His strength from God upon you to stand before your pastor and parishioners to speak God’s Truth? When do God and Christ and their Holy Word become more vital to you than a chosen denomination, its preacher and/or beloved fellow members; more important than mother, father, brother, sister, or friend; more important than your very life? Christ said, “If you love these more than me, you are not worthy of me.”

“Why halt ye between two opinions? Either you are for God or you are not!” You see, ancient Israel became torn between God and paganism, even as she is today with three different religions and sabbaths in her midst. Did you read what happened to the Jews for such abominations? The dregs of God’s wrath are now upon the entire earth; this time it is final, absolute and forever. So saith our Lord and Saviour, “I come quickly.” And, we say as John said, “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”

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A World Without End?
©copyright 2007 Bonita M Quesinberry

 Many are familiar with Drs. Jack and Rexella Van Impe, a husband and wife TBN televangelist team, who adamantly point to their doctorate degrees in Bible theology: first clue they attended man’s seminaries, where taught “man’s commandments and traditions” as well as man’s interpretation of Revelation and related prophecies instead of spiritual interpretations. Accordingly, this is about the end days we live— Laodicea in the midst of Armageddon ongoing— and, more specifically, about what happens when Christ returns.

Sunday, 21 January 2007: Dr. Van Impe spoke of Christ’s return to earth, fiercely telling about instruction by some unnamed Christian denominations purportedly teaching that earth will end; “utterly destroyed— become asteroids and comets floating about space”— and, eventually, a new planet earth will be created apart from this original one. Not! In fact, TSaS does not know of any denomination teaching the end in this manner; though the majorities teach it with many errors.

Van Impe then pointed to Papal Rome and other specific yet unidentified Christian sects he claims speak truth, that teach this “world without end.” He quoted various Old and New Testament verses to support his perception that this present earth will never be destroyed. Based on that perspective, Van Impe said Christ’s millennial reign MUST happen on this old earth; as opposed to heaven. Van Impe is both right and wrong.

According to Van Impe, we the people will not go to heaven for even a few days—in previous broadcasts, Van Impe taught that only “pastors, preachers and theologians will go to heaven when Christ comes in the clouds in either 2007 or 2008, their stay in heaven for a period of seven years in preparation for coming back with Jesus to help Him teach us God’s truth again for 1000 years;” a principle based on claims that the 70-weeks/490-years prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 has 7 years left to be fulfilled as well as supposedly to fulfill the “prophesy again” admonition of Revelation 10:11. Van Impe and associates failed to recognize Revelation 3:7-8 as fulfilled in the Philadelphia church age.

Van Impe states that, by way of a purportedly secret Bible code, each of those pastors, preachers and theologians are actually named. All of this is wholly without Biblical merit, for there is no such thing as a secret code that is found much like working a letter-by-letter word puzzle; choosing a series of letters horizontally, vertically, up and down, and even diagonally and backwards, throughout various books of the Old Testament in their original Hebrew. The Bible does reveal God’s “secrets and mysteries” but in plain sight and in all languages, yet perceived only by studying the Bible as God directed and under the Holy Spirit’s tutelage: topically.

Nevertheless, Van Impe concluded his current argument by saying earth cannot be both totally destroyed and lived on at the same time, adamantly directing his next words to everyone believing otherwise, “You cannot have it both ways!” Again, Van Impe is right and wrong. Being right and wrong is a very dangerous place to be when Christ returns.

Earth IS a planet without end, intended to be forever populated with humans, as Van Impe quoted from Ecclesiastes 1:4, but he carefully avoided reciting all relevant scriptures clearly denying his claims for Christ spending Revelation’s 1000 years on this defiled orb; such verses rendering the above Christian organizations and Van Impe’s premise totally illogical. This lack of logic found in church leaders taught by man, instead of the Holy Spirit, leads people down a path of destruction ending in God’s pit of fire and brimstone. We must remember Paul’s admonition, “Do not be surprised that Satan can manifest himself as an angel of light, and that his ministers can do the same.”

Examine God’s perfect logic, reflected by His perfect number, for Christ and His sheep spending 1000 years in heaven:

ONE:
Since the entire 490 years of Daniel’s prophecy was completely fulfilled— by virtue of Christ’s ministry having been the first 3-1/2 years of the prophecy’s last 7 years and the remaining 3-1/2 years of it meant to end with minister Stephen’s death in 36 AD, as a sign of the prophetic “Time of the Gentiles” beginning, which occurred— then we first need to understand what the Bible means by “earth’s end.” It was obvious in Noah’s day that earth was destroyed by floods, only Noah and his family saved because the people did not listen to Noah’s warnings given over a period of 100 years.

The flood was earth’s first destruction followed by renewal. II Peter 3:5-7 continues from the great flood to say that, since the flood, earth is reserved to perish by fire, fire from heaven— this denies man’s teachings that it will be from nuclear bombs and other of man’s weaponry, which is to render a worldly interpretation of “fire from heaven”— fire is the only way to purify earth of man’s spilled blood and permeating wickedness.

God and only God brings final destruction; He does not need man’s puny weapons. The Philadelphia age served like Noah’s 100-years warning, except the warning of earth’s end by fire was given through 147 years, for Philadelphia ended in 1991; yet, the warning continues even in this Laodicea age. At an appointed time after our redemption, earth will be restored yet again: albeit, earth’s second restoration will be permanently without evil.

It should be clear: while earth is a permanent world, life in and on it perished once, save 8 people, and will again for a final time. This latter, however, will be for 1000 years instead of the 40 nights and days in Noah’s time, plus the five months it took the floods to recede. Thus, we review the manner of Christ’s return, for this too will disprove Christ reigning 1000-years on this grossly defiled planet.

TWO:
According to Mark 14:62, Jesus will be seen coming “in the clouds of heaven.” I Thessalonians 4:16-17, further states, “Christ comes in the clouds [of heaven] and gathers up His sheep, both the dead and living, to bring them together in the clouds [of heaven] to meet Him in the air; where we shall ever be.” The use of ever, in this case, means a long time, to-wit: 1000 years. To a finite mind it would seem like forever. “To ever be in the air” clearly means we will be located in the heavens, not on earth.

Additionally, Matthew 24:27 describes Christ’s journey across our skies as beginning in the east like the sun rises and moves to the west where the sun sets: fire preceding Him and the seventh plague of Revelation 16:17-21 following behind Him. Jesus said in John 14:2-3, “I go to prepare a mansion for you in my Father’s house. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again to take you where I am, that you may be there also.”

Considering the fire preceding Jesus and the seventh plague pouring out in His wake, the combined scriptures from Revelation 14:9-11, Psalm 37:20; 114:3-8; Isaiah 26:14, 31:30,33; 33:14; 34:9-10; Habakkuk 3:3-6,11-15; Zephaniah 1:2-3, 3:6; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; II Peter 3:7 and Mark 13:31 reveal the condition of this earth once we are gone (paraphrased): “Earth’s streams are turned into pitch and its dust into fiery stone. The land has become burning tar. Wicked nations have been removed, leaving no living inhabitants, their streets waste and cities destroyed. And, the fires shall not go out night or day, and the smoke and torment of those who worshipped the beast and his image and whosoever bore the mark of his name shall go up for a thousand years, and from generation to generation the earth shall lay a wasteland. No creature, man nor beast, shall pass through it during the thousand years of earth’s Sabbath. For the old heavens and the earth now are reserved for consuming fire on the day of execution and perdition of ungodly men. Then, God will utterly purge all things from off the bloodied land: man and beast, birds and fish, and the stumbling blocks of the wicked.”

Does this sound like what happened to Israel? Indeed, it did, almost; but, as God said, “What was in the beginning is now, and what is now will be, and what will be was in the beginning.” What happened to Israel was to give us a semblance of what happens when God brings wickedness to an eternal end; for He did say, “There must be an end.” To say the wicked are tormented forever alludes to Revelation’s 1000 years.

If we are to remain on defiled earth for the next 1000 years, where is the logic in taking us up into “the clouds of heaven” or to have prepared a heavenly mansion for us? Why would Jesus remain in the clouds taking up His sheep across the world from east to west; and, why would we be traveling with Him in the clouds, IF He and we are to remain on earth for this purported reign? Why would Christ or we be staying in the midst of fire and smoke and rotting bodies? God tells us why Christ and we will not be staying here.

THREE:
We are advised in II Thessalonians 2:7-10 that the wicked immediately die at the brightness of Christ’s return— that brightness is equal to the suns of Orion, ten times the brightness of earth’s sun— and Revelation 20:4-6 states they will not live again for 1000 years; for they have part only in the second resurrection to a second death. Now we have a problem with those dead bodies, what to do with them if Jesus and we are staying on earth. How do so few sheep bury billions of rotting bodies?

Both science and the Bible confirm that, after only a few days, the stench is unbearable; as noted about Lazarus before Christ resurrected him. Dead bodies become extremely toxic to the environment and air we breathe. We have seen such decomposition cause all manner of diseases when there has been a catastrophic event: i.e. Indian Ocean tsunami that left over 285,000 dead bodies decomposing. There is no doubt our Lord could speak and all those bodies instantly disappear; but, it is not what God says will happen.

FOUR:
The Lord declares in Jeremiah 25:32-33, that the wicked He slays shall lie dead from one end of earth to the other end and they shall neither be grieved over nor gathered up to bury; in as much as they shall be like dung upon the ground. This being the case, there is no way we or Christ would remain on this old earth, for Jesus is to claim a purified earthly kingdom and Revelation 20:4-6 already rendered the understanding of how long they will lie dead on earth’s surface: 1000 years.

What is the purpose of leaving the wicked dead like dung? Fact: decomposing material, plant or animal or human, and even waste from these life forms, actually enriches soil over long periods of time. There is another requirement, however, that will add to the replenishing of earth so she may infinitely support life.

FIVE:
In order to keep the land healthy, rich and fertile, fully capable of sustaining life, God instructed in both Exodus 23:10-11 and Leviticus 25:2-7, that the land was to have a Sabbath rest every seventh year; which should clarify that earth is a living entity. Leviticus 26:35 and Joshua 14:15 tells us why this planet shall have its seventh thousand years as a Sabbath rest: because it was not given rest while man lived upon it. Man justified not letting the land lie fallow every seventh year by claiming it will not become depleted of nutrients if crop rotation is timely. Untrue!

Despite regular change, earth is now so depleted that testing reveals all produce and grains very low in nutrients. Greed was and is motive for not giving earth rest. Thus, between rotting material, ashes from the fire preceding Christ and earth resting for 1000 years, while healing from its wounds of wars, the soil will be totally restored by the time we return from heaven with Christ. All that would remain to be done will be to reduce the resurrected wicked to ashes, whereupon the righteous will walk, and the planet returned to its Eden-like state, then Christ begins His reign over God’s earthly kingdom.

SIX:
Further proof of our stay in heaven for 1000 years, instead of earth, is the fact that earth will be at rest therefore producing nothing to sustain mankind. She will lie fallow, unable to support life. This is where the first phase of Satan’s and wicked man’s punishment begins. Revelation 20:1-3 metaphorically describes Satan bound with chains to the bottomless pit of earth. Genesis 1:2 describes earth’s beginning as a void in darkness, which is the same state in which she shall have her Sabbath rest. Therefore, earth becomes a bottomless pit for Satan by virtue of no life upon it, except his.

How apropos that he should be bound to earth with nothing more than the stench of decaying bodies for 1000 years; not one living soul to tempt and torment with his utter cruelty and lies. However, the wicked dead do not sleep, as do those dead in Christ slept before resurrection; instead, the wicked’s spirit beings are conscious and “weeping and wailing and grinding their teeth,” because they know a second death is coming.

All Satan has to look forward to is a short release to tempt again the resurrected wicked, yet three months later he and they will be utterly destroyed: so completely that even the smoke of their ashes will disappear, that God never again be reminded of Lucifer and his followers. At this time of our return, we temporarily camp at Old Jerusalem with Christ. Now, the final reason Christ’s 1000-years reign with us will be in heaven.

SEVEN:
A beautiful description of New Jerusalem’s construction is given in Revelation c.2l; albeit, Zechariah 6:13,15 says Jesus will build New Jerusalem— God’s temple as it were— and that the sheep will be helping: “they that are far off” refers to heathens, the Gentiles who before had not known God yet came to accept God and Christ thus forsook their many false gods. New Jerusalem becomes the world’s capital from which Christ and God will rule.

It stands to reason that New Jerusalem is built in heaven, because once all wickedness is destroyed upon our return to earth, then Christ makes earth and the heavens new: this is the time where Revelation 21:1-2 reveals New Jerusalem coming down from heaven, adorned like a bride for her Groom: complete in every way and absolutely pure.

Based on the Holy City’s size, 2.250-million square miles (1500 mi by 1500 mi), it is realistic that we will be busy building for hundreds of years after the wedding and feast. Compare: it took Israel almost 480 years to rebuild the road from Rome to Jerusalem, rebuild the city and its walls and the temple, the latter having taken 40 years; none of which is nearly as large as it will be in the new earth.

Once again, God’s truth results in His perfect number seven; seven very sound reasons why neither Christ nor His sheep will remain on earth for the millennial reign. Would you want to remain on earth under the conditions God has described? Or, would you prefer the pure heavenly bliss of God’s files being revealed to us, that we understand His judgment, participating in the great wedding, then dining with our Lord, listening to Him speak and, finally, helping Him build New Jerusalem? Indeed, we shall be very busy; and, as for this house, we choose heaven any day and, like Apostle John, we pray that Christ’s return be quickly: for the wicked and filthy grow worse and worse.

The results herein turn Jack Van Impe’s words back onto him, “You can’t have it both ways.” Van Impe’s way, and those he supports, leaves their followers unprepared for Christ’s return: their teachings pave a wide, wide road to utter destruction.

——Watch the clouds between mid-October to mid-November now and until no later than 2011. Hebrews says Jesus will not be late. If not fully converted now, time is your enemy; total conversion must be instant, this day, TODAY: do not delay. Pray unceasing! Be watchful; stand fast even to death. WE HAVE GOD’S POWER. KEEP WALKING and TALKING, even when it seems useless: you might snatch one lost, lukewarm sheep from the flames. Saith the Lord, “Ye lukewarm await consuming fire.”

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Much Love in Christ, Sister BonnieQ

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Pop Goes the Balloon ~~ of LOVE

Pop Goes the Balloon! ~~ of LOVE

©copyright 2007 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

If we stretch a rubber band far enough, it breaks, then uselessly and painfully snaps back into our face or the face of another; or, if we put too much hot air into a balloon, it pops and shrivels to a wrinkled, useless mess of thin rubber no longer resembling its former glory, never again to smoothly float heavenward. These analogies applied to the times we live in should cause us to consider how we over use the word LOVE: abused until it now has no significant meaning. 

The word “love” is used every day to convey a tremendous number of likes and desires; none of which relate to love as God defines it: “I love . . .  my life; limousines; Armani clothes; the color purple; Leonardo D’Caprio; acting; horror movies; rock ‘n roll; Tim McGraw; to sing and dance; Mexican food; custom houses; fancy décor; diamonds; Madonna; my job; video games; money; I would love to do .  . . or love to have .  . . or love to be . . . or love to go to . . .” The list goes on and, somewhere in this unholy mix, love for spouse or child or God and Christ might be expressed on rare occasions. As Jesus said, “If you love your life and this world more than me, you are not worthy of me.” 

Love spoken, as above, seems to come from flattering lips instead of a heart reflecting God’s love IN BEHAVIOUR. If we never again spoke or wrote the word love, all would know and recognize our love, or lack thereof, by the things we do for or against self and others. God and Christ said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If we are out of control and our behaviour is not Christ-like, we do not love self or mankind. It is that simple. 

Is it any wonder our young, and even most adults, have no concept of what truly is love, would not recognize true love if it bit them? We all are or have been guilty of blowing up love’s balloon until it pops then deflates into a totally ineffectual, meaningless word. Many months ago the Holy Spirit pointed out the abuse of love’s true meaning, then directed that the findings be shared with others as a Sabbath lesson for the Lord’s Day. 

In misusing and abusing the true, heartfelt use of this word, we have conditioned our minds to accept a reduction of its meaning to nothing more than an indifferent “like” for something or someone; thus, our words and behaviour convey this flawed definition to other people’s minds as well as the minds of our children. Our subconscious brain affects and controls exhibited behaviour in all things, and it does so based on words we either think or speak or have heard: both negative and positive. 

We have blown up the concept of love until, today, it has popped into only the act of sex; and, when this wanes in a relationship, as it was meant to do as a godly form of birth control, a couple assumes they no longer love each another. So, they decide it is time to divorce then seek a new love interest; not necessarily in that order. Therefore, adultery reigns supreme in this nation, justified by Christian denominations with a variety of unjustified excuses in twisting God’s Word: “There is a way that seems right to a man but it is the way to destruction.” 

This nation is known globally for its immorality flamed by fornication and adultery. So, it comes as no surprise that the United States has the highest divorce rate than any other country. Why? Because according to Christ, in Matthew 24:12, “Sin abounds, the love of many has become cold [indifferent].” Certainly the majority are unconcerned, despite profuse professions of love, inasmuch as, Christ explained in John 5:40, “The love of God is not in you.” If the love of God is not in a person, then he or she is marked for a pit of fire and brimstone; unless he or she chooses to repent. It is this simple. 

We have only to look to God for examples demonstrating love; to begin, I John 4:16 states, “God IS love.” In fact, the entire Bible speaks of God’s loving, merciful and righteous character; love and mercy reflected in His Royal Law of Love thus His righteous and just nature reflected in His Ten Statutes of Life; of which, according to God and Christ, love and righteousness and justice also must become our own character traits. Such a personality, if you will, has nothing to do with either this world’s things or man’s wicked inventions and vile behaviours: it has everything to do with our relationship with God as well as mankind. God’s love is again cited in Romans 5:5,8; II Corinthians 13:11,14; and I John 3:16

God IS Love; however, He further defines His love in Galatians 5:22-26 as:

1. joy;

2. peace;

3. longsuffering, which is patience;

 

4. gentleness;

 

5. goodness;

 

6. faith;

 

7. meekness;

 

8. temperance, which is self-control. 

 

Additionally, we are shown love is:

1) to speak Truth, Ephesians 4:15, which Truth Psalm 119:142,151 states is God’s Ten Commandments;

2) to sacrifice our flesh and spirit being to God, Ephesians 5:2, as Christ gave Himself for us;

3) to follow after righteousness (God’s Ten Precepts), godliness and gentleness by faith and love with longsuffering patience, I Timothy 6:10; and,

4) to have no fear, for perfect love casts out fear, I John 4:18; and,

 

5) to obey God’s Commandments, I John 5:3-5 and II John v. 6

 

In addition to God’s hatred of wickedness mentioned in Zechariah 8:17 and Proverbs 8:13 plus hatred of man’s wicked inventions, things, in II Chronicles 26:15-16; Psalm 99:8; 106:29,39; Proverbs 8:12; Ecclesiastes 7:29; and Romans 1:28-32; God’s Word further cites what is NOT LOVE: 

 

1) love of money, I Timothy 6:10-11;

2) loving the world and its things, I John 2:15-17;

3) love by word instead of by deed, I John 3:18;

4) and a lack of love violates God’s Law, I John 3:4-11, the same Law written by God’s own finger in the beginning, cited in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-14,16-21

 

True love has no heart for disobeying even one of those righteous, liberating Statutes; but, feigned love will pick and choose which to disobey and justify same by twisting God’s Word to suit one’s lifestyle: partial obedience according to convenience and a desire to fit into society, instead of total obedience from an all-consuming love that sets us apart from society and the world. 

 

The vast majority of professing Christians easily say God is Love but truly do not know or understand all the ins and outs of how He exhibits love; the same exhibition we are instructed to show the world: the operative word being “show, don’t tell.” God’s Love is shown, not only in the beautiful world He created for us or the fact His Son loved us so much that He willingly died a horrible death, so our past sins might be forgiven; but, God also revealed His love when He set out exactly and plainly what He expects of us, showed us how to do it by His Son’s living example; then, God told us exactly what the rewards would be IF we obey or disobey: life or death. Now, how fair is that? FAIR! 

 

More importantly, God shows His love by correcting and/or punishing His children in the here and now, when or if we disobey: better now than in the end; for while the wicked and filthy are not punished now, they will be utterly destroyed in the end for their lack of repentence. 

 

God IS the perfect parent, one every parent should copy yet so few do. Many parents today let others raise their children— schools, television, video games, the Internet, daycare and so forth— then complain when their child goes astray. These parents fail to teach, train and guide their kids from the cradle up; worse, many parents fail to discipline when necessary. 

 

Such parents “show” a lack of true love for their kids, then they wonder why that son or daughter one day shouts, “You don’t love me!” of “I hate you!” When children act out, are unruly, out of control, even destructive and easily lie, it is a child’s way of demonstrating a silent scream: “Love me enough to make me do what I’m supposed to do, because I don’t know what to do!” Thus, God our Father disciplines us when we are unruly, out of control, disobedient. 

 

God IS Love. He loves us so much that, when He corrects and/or punishes, our tears do not deter Him; and, He advises that we not be deterred by our kids’ tears. If only parents realized that, by withholding teaching and training and guidance as well as corrective punishment, they are enabling and even encouraging worse behaviour in the child. 

 

A child who is out of control clearly reflects parents who are out of control: it is as if they wear on their backs, for the whole world to see and all do see, a huge red neon sign saying, “I’M OUT OF CONTROL.” People and parents such as these are often called “control freaks,” because they attempt to control petty issues in everything and everyone around them, except self and their children. In their mind, sadly, they think this means they are in control. God deems them out of control. 

 

We are told in II Corinthians 2:8 and 8:8,24 to confirm and to prove, which is to provide evidence of, our love for God, Christ, and our fellow humans. Then, II Corinthians 5:14 explains that, when we truly love, we do not live for ourselves; rather, we live for God, Christ, spouses and children, and for serving our brethren. In not living for self, we make better witnesses for God, better husbands and wives, and become much better parents. Bear in mind: it is NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A BETTER PARENT and A BETTER CHRISTIAN. It is a matter of life and death, theirs and ours. 

 

I John 2:3, 3:22-24, and 5:2-3 tell us how to confirm, prove and provide evidence of our love: obeying God’s Precepts is the evidence that reveals we both know as well as love God, Christ and mankind. Revelation 12:17, 14:12, and 22:14 then confirm that the evidence we must present, to both God and mankind, is also the keys that open to us the gates of heaven thus giving us access to God’s tree of life therein. 

 

Once becoming aware of how we humans have destroyed the true meaning of love, we then should choose to closely monitor when and how we use this very important word: a word so vital that it literally means everlasting life or eternal death. We should no longer use it carelessly, using it only when we MEAN love in its truest sense, LOVE by God’s definition and by His standard that we demonstrate His character. 

 

Otherwise, we LIKE many things and people but should not covet them. Then, when we say we love God or Christ or all people, there are no gray clouds; veils that cause others to doubt or question our sincerity; for our total behaviour should match what we say and write, IF our expression of love is in Truth. This is to love even those who sin against us: love the sinner, hate the sin. This is God’s way. 

 

Everyone is urged to analyze and monitor their use of this awesome word spelled L—O—V—E; a word possessed of incredible power. Choose to eliminate its use, except where love really should apply. Confirm and prove your love first, by giving evidence of it to God and Christ, according to the evidence God requires by our behaviour; and thereby, the evidence of our love for mankind. Then we can know and feel what is truly love: how it looks and acts and speaks. 

 

As pointed out in the Sabbath lesson of 20 January 2007, “Talk the Walk, Walk the Talk.” Let the world see, without doubt, that you mean exactly what you speak and/or write; for love speaks only Truth, God’s Truth, and acts only in Truth. 

 

Love is gentle and patient; love does not beat around the bush and never lies or is deceitful in any manner; love paints our kettle as black as it is, then it is up to us to clean up the mess we have made of our lives; love heals and saves our spirit being within; and most of all, love within us has the power to heal and save others whom God has called: the wayward sinner, out of control children and their enabling, out of control parents. 

 

~~end Article

  

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Confession for Salvation

Confession for Salvation

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

  

“Confess your faults to each other and pray for each other, that you may be healed. The powerful passionate prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much good.” (James 5:16, AKJV paraphrased)

Confess our sins to each other? Christians like to refer to confession as testimonies; witnessing about how God has changed our lives, made us better than we were, helped us through myriad adversities, healed us of injuries and/or illnesses and diseases and, most of all, healing us of sin. The directive from Apostles James is to confess to each other, “that we may be healed.” That IS just one purpose for testifying, both to God and others. Luke 12:8 quotes Jesus, “Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.” It is easy enough for anyone to say, “I believe in Jesus; but, by definition to confess means to admit, own up to, plead guilty of, come clean about, acknowledge. Obviously, “confessing Jesus” does mean much more than merely saying we believe in Him.

God does not point to what others have done to us as a means of influencing His judgment of us; rather, He judges us only on what we did. While there is no doubt God recognizes as abominable the things done to us by others; what they did, however, never will justify our sin against God and our fellow humans. God’s judgment and salvation are personal, thus His judgment of us is not influenced by other people’s actions in our lives.

According to Romans 10:10, confession is done for the gain of salvation; not only our own but, quite possibly, the salvation of others; as implied in James 5:16. By sharing our personal testimonies of having been cleansed of our various sins, we are helping others to move toward salvation. Who among us is without sin or would not want to be a vehicle for the salvation of a lost person?

Some of us have taken to heart Christ’s admonition to “go and sin no more,” therefore no longer commit sin in accordance with God’s Law of Righteousness; but, because sin is in our past and as long as we are in our original flesh body, we will be called sinners based upon the scars of sin we bear, and will continue to be called sinners until we are given new bodies. However, some of our brethren, who believe but are not fully converted— as discussed in “Become Fully Converted“— still live in some form of sin due to a lack of knowledge and wisdom about God and Christ and God’s Word.  

Confession of our own sinful history is necessarily required by the spiritual needs of those who still are lost and/or not fully converted: a need to know they are no different than we once were; to know it is possible to become perfect, as Jesus instructed; the need to learn from us how to rise above a sinful nature they still nurture; to know how and why to confess their sins. Confession serves two purposes: not only might it save a lost person but it also serves as a reminder to us of where we once were; a prompt not to go that way again; a recall of why we do not want to return to those old, deadly ways; and, the remembering keeps us humble before our awesome Father.

It is so easy to become complacent, too comfortable in our obedience to God thus no longer feeling a need to confess. Unfortunately, becoming complacent not only removes us as a witness demonstrating God’s power and speaking His Truths but also makes us vulnerable to Satan’s temptations and tormenting with our past sins. Complacency leads to self-righteousness; a general attitude causing others to feel they never can measure up to the standard of perfection we have reached. As long as we continue to confess, we cannot become self-righteous; for it keeps us humble as it reminds us how filthy we were.

Confession prevents complacency, because of being humbled anew when we recall just how black and vile our hearts once were; a humbling reminder that we were no better than the world’s worst sinner and definitely no better than those who sinned against us personally, yet by only God’s merciful grace were our stony hearts softened to Truth.

It is important to remember that each person’s testimony is different and unique to him or her, yet not one person’s life is worse than another; for all sin is abominable to God. As He said, “Not one sin is greater than another, except blasphemy of the Holy Ghost.” Mankind likes to consider pedophiles, rapists and murderers as the worst sinners and the rest are considered minor sinners thus better than the worst. Well, God disagrees. In His judgment the speaker of a white lie is just as bad as the world’s pedophiles, rapists and murderers. If a person will lie, they are quite capable of committing all other sins and likely do in less obvious ways.

Therefore, each person’s testimony of deliverance is important and serves toward salvation for self and others. Each story will mean something different to different people: those who can identify will empathize, while others might not identify but will sympathize.

Many people can identify with this writer’s childhood fraught with every conceivable form of child abuse, including incest and rape; and, like many adult survivors, I could blame my parents and the rapist for each of my sinful acts. In that case, I still would be sinning. However, I believe God, thus I was and remain no better than what man deems the worst. In fact, I comprehend how my past was riddled with violations of all Ten of God’s Precepts, by some form or another and based on the Law’s weightier matters. Knowing and understanding and sharing this with others keeps me humble! And, it lets them know that, if I can rise above it all to sin no more, so can they; so can anyone.

Have you examined your past using God’s Law as the yardstick by which to measure just how sinful you were before your heart was softened? Allow me to share with you how my past measured up to His Ten Commandments, as cited in Exodus 20:3-17, after I finally realized by what measure He judges us and I pointed the finger to myself:

I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me — Well, I did; because I judged my success by how much money I made, the prestigious positions I held, and the things I owned. Money became my god when I also did not share it with those less fortunate than myself ­and I did not pay tithes with it. Simply greed. I clearly did not measure my success by God’s standards. I also indulged in pride: proud of the fact I personally worked for all I had, proud that I did it all myself. God considers pride, vanity, and stubbornness the same as idolatry. Only God has the right to pride, because He not only created all that there is but also gave me the ability and mindset to work, to achieve: it was not something I did of my own volition and power. I set up myself as a god when I judged my perfection according to the world’s standards instead of judging myself by God’s values.

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image — Based on having violated the first precept, I violated this one, too. After all, money includes graven images to false gods upon it and the frivolous things it can buy are graven images; and, I bought plenty of the frivolous things when I could have been helping the less fortunate. Only the necessities of life are exempt and I had not trusted God to provide those necessities nor had I given Him the glory for what I did have.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain — Yes, I broke this one, too. Being disobedient to God in any point of His Law, while claiming belief, IS to take His name in vain. Jesus called it “flattering lips with no heart.” Of course, there are many ways to violate this statute, such as believing man’s teachings instead of God’s, or using God’s name as a curse word, and so forth. Nevertheless, only when I ceased to sin did I no longer violate this commandment.

IV. Remember to keep holy the seventh day Sabbath — Having been raised Southern Baptist, therefore observing the counterfeit Sunday, in itself caused me to violate this vital Law: God’s Holy Seal, as it were. Some might say, “You didn’t know any better at the time.” And this is true, I did not; albeit, I also did not seek God’s word for myself; still, when the Holy Spirit showed me the importance of this Law, even then I did not immediately comply. I should have done so. In fact, I knew about the seventh day for a whole year before becoming fully compliant: I worked one Saturday every month, shopped on Saturdays, had dinner out on Friday nights, obviously loving my job more than I loved God, because I did not want to give up the job; these behaviours actually causing others to violate God’s Sabbath, for which I was held accountable. Thus, for one year I knowingly violated this crucial, validating law.

As now evident, I violated all four of the very laws affecting our relationship with God. Needless to say, I wasn’t in very good standing with God and was surprised He had not erased my name from His Book of Life. We are fortunate to have Jesus as our Attorney in God’s courtroom. Nevertheless, if the above trespasses were not bad enough, I also violated God’s next six statutes; those affecting our relationships with other humans!

V. Honour thy father and thy motherThis is the precept where many people ask, and are irate as they do so, “Well, how do you honour abusive parents?” While such parents might not deserve to be honored, at least insofar as mankind thinks, we are nonetheless told to do so. I have come to learn that the only way to honor any earthly parent, good or bad, is to become what God wants us to be: righteous, just, and perfectly fit to be presented as a chaste virgin to Jesus, our coming Bridegroom. I violated this commandment every day that I lived in sin. Only when I fully ceased to sin did I begin to honor my parents and God, who is truly our only Parent.

VI. Thou shalt not kill. While I have never literally killed a person’s body, I have slain their spirit with my tongue; and, God considers this murder, the same as if I’d held a gun to someone’s head or stabbed a knife through their heart. I had my days of saying hateful, hurtful things to others with that wicked little member known as the tongue. Even wishing another person dead is a form of violating this precept. The only thing I did not do was lie about another person, which also is to slay another with the tongue. Thus, even in this Law I was not without guilt. Please note that fighting in wars, where killing others is common, does not fall into this law; yet, it can if a military person kills just for the sake of killing, considered war crimes, when killing really was not necessary. We are told to obey our governments and military personnel, for the most part, do just that.

VII.  Thou shalt not commit adultery. God talks about committing adultery against Him, which is to violate any point of His Law and/or to change it in any way or to do anything He did not command. Already I was guilty of adultery, as evidenced by violation of the first four statutes; then, I compounded the insult by committing adultery against man when I married the first time. Some have said, “But, Bonnie, you didn’t know you were committing adultery!” In my heart, I knew but listened to others instead of God. I really magnified this sin when, after divorcing, I then committed fornication, then married twice again! My first husband had caused me to unwittingly commit adultery by his lies and adultery; but, the last two were on me. So, in the first marriage I was guilty of adultery by association; but, I now had made it my sin and the next two men’s sin. God also considers it adultery for a married person to lust for another person, even if it is just in his or her thoughts. Yeah, been there, too.

VIII.  Thou shalt not steal. Yep, this too, when I was 11-years old, and I definitely knew better than to steal. I was so riddled with guilt that, as soon as I got home, I threw away the cheap little item I thought I just had to have. And, in the early years of my career, I did walk out of the office with a pen or pencil or a small note pad; often it was accidental, BUT I never took them back to the office. Theft by failure to return. Well, each of these things is stealing! These were items for which I did not pay! Guilty again. Have you ever taken a monogrammed ashtray or glass or towels from a hotel as a souvenir? This too is stealing. Oh, but the worst theft I ever committed was in not paying God the ten per cent tithes He requires and by not helping others less fortunate: I “robbed God.” I failed this law for a long time; at least until I fully trusted God to cover my expenses, despite giving Him ten per cent of whatever income I had in addition to financially helping others. Yes, in the Old Testament God said, “You have robbed me,” then went on to explain that it was of tithes not paid.

IX.  Thou shalt not bear false witness. I have never lied about someone; however, my past does reflect lies. I have lied for another person, not once but several times, yet even bigger lies were told during those days of adultery; though worse, I lied about God, although at the time I was unaware. How so? I justified divorce by society’s standard while God does not. I justified fornication by thinking I’d not be loved if I abstained. I taught my kids all about God and His Law but during their early years I was not their living example: same as if I had lied to them. I also lied by omission, which is to know a truth yet not reveal it when it should have been revealed. And, little white lies we tell and justify that we did it so as not to hurt another person’s feelings? There is no justification with God and no such thing as a white lie. A lie is a lie is a lie, thus is a sin is sin is sin. I was guilty!  Gees! Nine out of ten. Alas, ten it was.

X.  Thou shalt not covet. Is it not to covet when you work at keeping up with the Joneses, so to speak? Gotta have what everybody else has? Gotta have the very best, because society says so or you are considered a failure? Gotta have everything you want, despite the fact it might put you in debt way over your head? Gotta have it, thus you rob God? All I have to do to know I violated this law is to know I violated God’s second and fourth Commandments; especially the latter because it is a form of coveting the world when we violate the Sabbath statute in favor of the world’s behaviour and desires on this holy day. Also, to want another person’s job is a form of coveting, when we should be “satisfied with what we have and joyful for other people’s gains.” It even is to covet when we envy another person; whether it is envying their looks or their career or their spouse or anything they have.

As I shared each of my above sins with you, my heart broke anew; once again appalled at how badly I offended our Father, yet by this review I am also humbled anew: so, it’s a good thing. After all, Jesus said, “Whoever falls upon me will be broken; but whomever I fall upon will be destroyed” (Matthew 21:44). And, it is a good thing because my confession just might cause another person to analyze his or her standing with God, doing so by God’s standard, and to make changes to assure he or she enters heaven’s gate.

My past life has left ten huge scars of sin on this flesh body, even more when considering I violated each law in more than one way and, certainly, on more than one occasion. I also should add rape to my list of crimes. How so? I the same as raped God by accepting man’s take on God’s Law instead of going to God for His Truth, and thereby committed adultery against Him. I robbed Him, too, in that for many years I did not pay tithes. I cringe in shame yet I am so humbled that He still helped me to overcome, healed those grossly bleeding wounds, and, at last, gave to me the “Mind of Christ.”

Coming to gripes with the many ways in which I sinned against Almighty God, my only loving Father, came about because I truly love God and Christ; thus, when I realized my life had spiraled out of control, I petitioned God: “Father, please show me the weightier matters of your Law and your Word. Show me what I need to change and give me the strength to change them. I need your wisdom and knowledge, and only yours.”

God heard my plea and found my heart sincere, but only after I had proven to the Holy Spirit that I meant it by following my request with action on my part; then, He sent the Spirit to guide, teach and strengthen me in His Word. I ask again, “How do you measure up to God’s yardstick, the one determining our level of righteousness?” If you do not know for sure, then it is time to find out; because, when Jesus comes through earth’s door, which all signs indicate could be any day and hour, it will be too late to change anything that should have been changed beforehand. We must judge our self and prove to self that, indeed, we love God; that we are not just flattering Him with only our lips.

Oh? You were taught we are dead to God’s Law? An interesting lie from Satan; for even the New Testament states clearly: if we claim belief in God and Christ, we will be judged according to God’s Law. It would seem prudent that, if we are to be judged by His Law, then it is in our best interest to make sure we comply with His Law; otherwise, we are subject to the Law’s condemnation: the penalty of twice dead, to be utterly destroyed in earth’s end. Of those who do not have God’s law, He simply says they will perish without the Law. They are not even judged, just merely will perish forever.

The above premise is confirmed by Romans 2:12-13, which speaks further, “For the hearers of the Law are NOT justified by God, but the doers of the Law shall be justified.” To be justified, which is to be validated, confirmed as it were, by God is to be found worthy to share His Son’s kingdom for eternity. Desire only God’s validation, therefore judge self by His Law; for He WILL judge you by that same Law. Truth begins by being brutally honest with self. Truth succeeds by working out your own salvation.

Truth is: True Love Motivates Change and Obedience.  

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Love to Give

LOVE TO GIVE

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

“‘Tis the season to give!” We hear this directive every year when man’s holidays come near, as well as for people’s birthdays and wedding anniversaries; yes, each are man’s traditions— not God’s— and most are designated Christian, despite their pagan origins for false gods: Christmas and its gaudy tree, Valentine’s Day and its throw-away hearts, Easter with its bunnies and eggs, Thanksgiving and its obesity of food, personal birthdays and anniversaries. God deems self-involvement a form of idolatry.

God has a different opinion about giving and, certainly, a strong opinion regarding heathen festivals conducted in His Son’s name, or not; albeit, this latter is not the purpose of this treatise, which latter was addressed in a previous exposition entitled “Christ’s Birth, Death and Resurrection.”

Jesus instructed, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” He went on to say, “Give to him that asks something from you, and do not turn away he who wants to borrow from you, even if it is your enemy; for if you love only those who love you, there is no reward for you: even the wicked love those who love them, yet their reward is destruction.

“Do good and lend, expecting nothing in return; then your reward will be great as children of the Highest, for you will have done as God does, who is kind even to the unthankful and the wicked while they are here.

“Give, and men shall give to you in good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over. By the same measure you give, the same shall be measured out to you again; and the Father in heaven shall give good things to them that ask of Him.” (paraphrased, Acts 20:35; Matthew 6:42-46; 7:11-12; Luke 6:29-35,38). Christ also said to give good to our enemies: give them drink or food or clothing or all things needed, even lend to them.

Obviously, some of the blessings received from giving are that others will give in return, not necessarily like-gifts nor from those to whom we gave, and so shall our Father give in return. Caution: the above scriptures reveal a truth in the following adage, “What goes around comes around.” If we give evil, instead of good, and deny those who have basic needs, it will come around to bite us harder than they suffered. Nevertheless, in giving from the heart there also are blessings on an emotional and spiritual level.

On an emotional level, no one gains good feelings inside when they give from a sense of duty dictated by man’s costly, blasphemous holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, and/or because something is expected in return. One cannot gain good feelings when they give in order to receive in return, or they lend an amount expecting a greater amount in return. Those good feelings create within us a sense of well-being and come when we absolutely give for no reason and expect nothing in return.

Consider Christmas: Merchants begin heavy add campaigns, subtly implying that you must buy this or that or be thought ill of; their purpose being the almighty buck. Obediently, everyone scrambles to purchase just the perfect tree to decorate with expensive babbles, which tree ultimately will end up in the garbage dump; and, they dash around buying gifts for those on their list, making sure they spend the appropriate amount of money, knowing they will receive gifts from them, too. It is expected, and such a waste of money; money that could feed or clothe or house the needy! Giving for no reason, expecting nothing in return, comes from a godly heart of love: giving simply for the sake of giving, lending simply for the sake of lending; in short, LOVING TO GIVE!

Watch the joy on a woman’s face when her husband gives flowers or a gift and it’s not even her birthday or their anniversary or Christmas. Notice a man grin from ear to ear when his wife, dressed to the nines, greets him home with a candle-lit dinner, the kids at grandma’s place: for no reason, except she loves him. Hear the joy in a child’s laughter when he or she is given a gift for absolutely no reason. See an older, lonely neighbor’s face light up when presented with a gift or a meal prepared for no reason. Note the grateful expression on a hungry man’s face when given food and it’s not a designated season of feeding.

Consider how you would feel if you received any gift at all and there was not one single reason for it; except the giver loves you. We are to love even our enemies and love is to love giving: no matter who it is or what time of year it might be. Giving should be about love and no other reason; it is loving mankind and God.

Not only are we to give to one another as each other has need or because we wish to give, we also are to give unto God. What is it we should give to Him? Believe that Jesus is His Son, have faith like that of Christ, AND obey God’s Law: the keys to heaven’s gates (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 21:10,27; 22:14). On a spiritual level, our Father in return gives ALL knowledge, wisdom, and a good understanding of ALL things; spiritual gifts of power; all that we have need of in the way of food, shelter and clothing; and, He gives us “the mind of Christ.” (see entitled article)

To have the mind of Christ is the greatest gift Father can give to us during our temporary flesh lifetime; for with His mind, it becomes easy to think and act as Christ thought and acted, easy to obey the Father as Jesus obeyed: love and forgiveness given freely and indiscriminately with obedience no longer a seemingly impossible feat. Yes, we will have all these things AND suffer for Christ in adversities, thorns in our flesh, and persecutions: these latter being the greatest sign of who we are and to whom we belong. Thus, even this suffering is a gift!

When it comes to gift giving, it is not what we can buy and/or how much we spend that causes a receiver to feel incredibly loved. Over the years, some givers have found the greatest gifts given were prompted by either financial adversity and/or giving for absolutely no reason: crafts tailored made for an individual, poems written specifically for another, or a letter detailing the importance of each: receivers are reduced to tears while saying, “This is the most wonderful gift I’ve ever received!” The most rewarding money gifts are when the giver’s cash is in short supply AND the receiver has not asked for the help received. Though money is scarce, these givers never lack anything.

The Bible does NOT cite specific times in which to give. God simply says, “GIVE.” Yet, mankind seems to think a set time and/or specific events are needed in order to prompt giving; even then, he gives sparingly and for the purpose of receiving greater. Consider: give to the hungry during man’s designated holidays; give to those affected by a catastrophic event, if it’s great enough; each gift representing a tax right off at year’s end; give only because, only to, and only when. God and Christ do NOT recognize such gifts, for they come by demand and greed established in man’s arrogance: for he does not recognize there is no one greater than God (see article “From Adversities to Blessings”).

Man’s behaviour demonstrates an attitude of being greater than God; his ways determined better than God’s ways. God abhors paganism, yet man decided it was better to incorporate their ways into Christ’s church. God’s Laws are perpetual and not to be changed or deleted, yet man decided he could make them better. God established time, yet man decided he knew a better way to set time. Take great care in whom you choose to follow. When are you giving and how are you justifying both timing and gifts? Will God recognize your time-determined gifts as His way of giving?

Christ is about to arrive; so, it has never been more important, than today, to review where you stand with God, in ALL respects, or risk being left behind quite dead. Man has become so incredibly self-focused. It is time to step outside of self to focus on God, Christ, and others. Possessing a giving heart is an awesome gift. Receive it by giving it.

LOVE TO GIVE! GIVE GOD’S WAY AND TO WHOM GOD SAYS TO GIVE!  

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14 November 2006 Posted by | Bible, Bible Related Articles, Bible Study, Blessings, Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christmas, Church, Easter, Give, Giving, God, Jesus, Love, Pagan Festivals, Spiritual, Spiritual Study, Theology, Truth | 7 Comments