SEVENTH SEAL LIBRARY

God's Truth Not Smooth Words

His Correction Rod

His Correction Rod

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.  

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Christ’s sheep are warriors on a spiritual battlefield,

where cannot be seen are the weapons we wield.

On Power’s side we exchange blows with Principality,

whose missiles are felt in pained reality;

for Satan strikes body and heart to form a deadly deal,

determined to impress upon us death’s seal. 

 

Christ’s soldiers do comprehend the power of words spoken;

understanding Truth is God’s mighty token 

while Lucifer’s lies are his power of vile destruction;

thus, we bear only Word’s sword for construction,

praying for the wicked and filthy to be awoken,

that they be not crushed: rather for Christ broken. 

 

Send not away messengers of Truth from God,

for by their words they bear His correction rod

to turn you back from forever ash and sod.

 

In frantic rage, that chthonic Devil will knock you down;

hoping to twist your mind and spin you around,

attempting to fill you up with his deceitful mind game:

be warned, he does it all in Jesus’ good name

while singing a song to harps strumming a heavenly sound.

Beware, lest he hammers you into the ground.

 

His beautiful side does mimic the Light he hopes you buy;

though if you turn to follow it, flawed you cry.

God then will take away the power of His words from you,

putting upon you all the things of fear, too.

Be not deceived by Satan’s illusive light on the fly,

for it brings on God’s fire and you will twice die. 

 

Turn not away messengers of Truth from God,

for by their words they bear His correction rod

to turn you back from forever ash and sod.

 

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The Beautiful Side of Evil

The Beautiful Side of Evil

©copyright 2003 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

excerpt Truth Gathering Vol. II (not yet available)   

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The beautiful side of evil: now that must seem a very contradictory statement to most Christians. After all, we think of evil as ugly, horrible, vile; such as murder, rape, pedophilia and lying and all other sins cited in God’s Statutes of Life. Yet several times, Christ pointed to the seemingly beautiful side of evil, as did His Apostles. We must compare God’s Word to the world and people around us to understand of what He spoke.

Matthew 23:27 quotes Jesus having said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.”

Scribes and Pharisees were the Hebrew religious leaders of Christ’s day; today, religious leaders are called pastors, preachers and priests. Sepulchres are tombs, graves of the dead. Looking at myriad corporate Christendom’s denominations, we find their buildings are beautiful manmade temples, of a sort, and their leaders appear to be godly men and women; but, the inside of their monuments are ugly with lies taught in Christ’s name, thus the adamant followers of those lies are deemed twice dead: UNLESS, those same adherents come out of those houses and repent of the lies to follow only God’s Word.

In this last church age of Laodicea, Revelation 18:4 finds God instruction, “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” To receive Revelation’s last plagues is to receive a death sentence: twice dead. The term her refers directly to Revelation’s great whore and her harlot daughters; the apostate synagogues. A prophetic righteous woman is a metaphor describing Christ’s true church/people; a fallen woman is an analogy for a corrupt church/people: they commit spiritual adultery against God, thus are His enemies.

Therefore, we know to look at what appears to be Christian but is a lie: wolves in sheep’s clothing, their followers being goats in sheep’s clothing. Revelation 17:1-7 finds John amazed at what the angel had shown him; for what he saw appeared to be Christ’s church persecuting Christ’s church. Indeed, that had to be a stunning sight and certainly beyond John’s or our experience of how the church should behave.

Therefore, all this hoopla about Islamic and Muslim radicals and terrorists persecuting so-called Christians has nothing to do with Christ’s and John’s declarations of Christ’s sheep being persecuted. The only relevance these have in prophecy is to identify the ending of the Philadelphia age and the beginning of the Laodicea age, which began in 1991.

As Jesus and John indicated, so-called Christians today are persecuting God’s Truth speakers, calling them the same things Christ was called: blasphemers, false prophets, and doing the Devil’s work. Alas, the day soon comes when those same professed Christians will even kill some of God’s Truth speakers— Matthew 10:17, Revelation 11. It is written!

Paul revealed the mastermind behind these apostate denominations/religions in II Corinthians 11:12-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And, no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Satan is a master of disguise and lies. Of course, their end will be utter destruction.

The Light is beautiful in Truth; therefore, when Satan and his ministers appear as light, they seem beautiful on the surface and, because they sparingly use the Word of God— albeit, twisted— they seem right to man’s way of thinking. However, when their teachings in Christ’s name are compared to the whole of God’s Word, ugly lies are revealed. II Timothy 3:5 describes them as “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” To deny the power of God is to do things man’s way instead of God’s way. Here again God directs His people to “come out of her.”

In Luke 13:24-27 Jesus states that He does not know those false ministers of light, despite their claims to have eaten and drank in His presence while He taught in their streets. And, He does not know their followers in Matthew 25:1-12, referring to them as foolish virgins. In John 8:19, He states why He doesn’t know them: because they don’t know Him or His Father. If they had, they would have obeyed God instead of man.

Christ further describes those unknown to Him in Matthew 7:21-23, when they declare to Him that they have prophesied in His name, cast out devils and done many wonderful works in His name. Again, we are directed to see what only seems to be the Christian church, they that will never enter the Kingdom.

To not know Christ and the Father is to live by man’s teachings instead of God’s; to follow man’s commandments instead of Jehovah’s: yet, in all ways except the most important, these appear to be Christians. To be unknown to Christ is to be unknown to God, therefore marked for slaughter.

How many times have we heard someone say, “Well, yeah, the denominations are corrupt and some of their teachings aren’t in agreement with the Bible; but they do a lot of good in Christ’s name! Doesn’t that count with God?” Most Christian sects do a lot of things man deems good and so do their followers; however, if they don’t obey God instead of man, all the good they do does not count. As God said in the Old Testament, “It’s as if they slit the throat of a dog and offered it as a sacrifice to Me.” Wholly unacceptable! Christ made this clear both by His teachings and how He lived: He obeyed God’s Law, which is God’s Doctrine, all Twelve of the Laws, and told us to do the same.

The traditions of this Christian appearing, beautiful side of evil include Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving; all pagan festivals incorporated into Christ’s church, defiling it. Ah, yes, how beautiful the Christmas tree decorated in gold and silver with merrily twinkling lights, surrounded by gaily wrapped gifts. How fun Easter with its fairytale of bunnies bringing colorfully sweet Easter eggs and little fuzzy chicks piled in pretty baskets for the hunt. Oh, and the delicious delicacies and desserts served up on Thanksgiving.

It has been said by many, “Well, we know those holidays originated in pagan pomp and ceremony, but we are celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25th for lack of knowing when He was really born; and, we give gifts to each other because the three kings gave gifts to Jesus. We celebrate His resurrection and being thankful to the Lord!” Really? Then, why are fables incorporated into Easter’s theme and why is the tradition of Thanksgiving centered on food; both of which are directly related to pagan fertility and harvest gods, respectively?

If the intent is to celebrate Jesus, why not observe Passover as instructed, instead of paganistic rituals? All the commercial to do and billions of dollars spent in purchasing gifts called for a specific holiday frequently puts many people in financially dire straits. Give a gift any time of the year for absolutely no reason!

Why bother to go to your denominational building on those holidays when, perhaps, you go no other time of the year? Hypocrisy, all of it is hypocrisy; just as Jesus called it. Even if you go to church every Sunday, it remains hypocrisy in that Sunday is not God’s and Christ’s seventh day Sabbath: never has been and never will be, for it’s a counterfeit representative of Satan and was established by his ministers seemingly of Light and from which God is calling out His people, so as to not get caught in Satan’s web of deceit.

Beware of pastors and preachers and kings, for they speak not with the mouth of God but from the lusts of their hearts. They are like dogs who turn to eat their own vomit, which is to say they believe and live their own lies— paraphrased Matthew 16:6,11-12; Mark 8:15; 12:38-40; Luke 12:1-2; 20:46; Philippians 3:2; Colossians 2:8; II Peter 2:18-22; 3:17.

It is all about money, thus this is why they are preaching prosperity, that you must help them to prosper so you can prosper; it’s about getting you in and of the world, which prepares you for slaughter at earth’s end. As Psalm 144:8,11 points out, their mouths speak vanity and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. Proverbs 11:9 warns that the hypocritical mouth destroys all who hear and abide by their words. Christ declared His sheep as “in the world but not of the world.”

Jeremiah 23:16 even warns us about their prophets, “Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.”

Consider the Left Behind series, a very vain, worldly interpretation of The Revelation. Yeah, it sounds great, every human being ultimately will be saved because Christ kills the beast— which they claim is the battle of Armageddon— then He reigns here for 1000 years to personally teach the wicked and filthy that did not repent before His return: it is all a lie and anyone who embraces their interpretations will be left behind quite dead.

Oh, but there is more to the beautiful side of evil that, as importantly, impacts our young. There is the glitz and glamour of television and Hollywood’s movies, the models’ catwalk swaying in elegant designer clothes, and the music industry’s evil rhythm; all beguiling our young to look upon their beautiful celebrities as idols while encouraging bias based on looks and size, therefore promoting anorexia and bulimia and, at the same time, promising love and wealth beyond imagination.

They encourage sin to the max: homosexuality, fornication, adultery, divorce, immodest apparel AND idolatry. They promote the illusion that fun must include alcohol and drugs. As long as you love, then it doesn’t matter how much you sin: you are forgiven automatically. Not true, and this beautiful side of evil prepares the young for slaughter, because parents and corporate Christendom are allowing it. Idolatry, plain and simple. Anytime a person or entity goes against God’s Word, that person or entity has set up self as a god thus become guilty of idolatry.

Worse, those so-called Christian religions are promoting all of it, too. They preach worldly riches sanctioned by Christ, even saying that the poor among us do not have Jesus. Going a step farther into the world, they now have their own blockbuster movies starring some of Hollywood’s elite with others promoting those films. But, even worse, they declare those movies right with God’s Word. And, they have gold winning musicians with award events mimicking those of the world’s wicked entertainment industry. And, some of their singing goats have crossed over to the pop industry because there is more money and fame to be had. 

Consider television’s Extreme Makeover, Home addition. In the name of doing good, they replace a family’s 900-square foot house with a 5,000 square foot house. Did anyone think to ask if they could afford the increase in property taxes such a change would cause? Did they think to ask if they could afford the utilities to heat and cool another 4,100 square feet of living space? Did anyone think to consider whether or not the family could even afford to maintain such a large home?

Worse, did they ever think about how unfair it is to help one family each week for six months out of each year when there are tens of thousands of needy families who are watching the show with hope that someone will help them? And, Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network is no better. Not only is her help selective but her lifestyle promotes fornication and living together without benefit of marriage. Yet, she claims to be a Christian.

Also, consider television’s Extreme Makeover offering a complete body makeover to qualified candidates. What qualifies a candidate? Being ugly by man’s estimation. Face lifts, breast and buttock augmentations, lip enhancement, nose jobs, tummy tucks, fat suctioned off, complete dental work for a bright white, perfect smile. All in the name of helping someone with low self-esteem about his or her looks.

Again, Oprah Winfrey is no better, for she promotes sexual beauty with clothes and makeup as well as hair design. Once again, the promotion of what is beautiful and sexy and what is not, according to mankind. They never consider the impact on children and certainly do not consider the inner person. Why, teens today are getting breast implants, the perfect smile, nose jobs and demand designer clothes: and, parents are allowing it. Yet, their self-esteem is not improved by all that money spent achieving the perfect look.

People wonder why so many teens are depressed, suicidal and/or killing other teens, their parents and even strangers: because none of these things build self-esteem. In order to be loved, one is conned into believing that one must be beautiful and wealthy as well as famous. It is all vanity and covetousness, which according to Colossians 3:5 is idolatry. Well, there just went the first four of God’s Precepts right along with the tenth one.

Another beautiful side of evil is man’s modern medicine and many miracles they do claim. In truth, doctors really do not know preventive medicine; so, the response to any health issues is to over medicate or cut it out or both: in any case weakening or outright destroying the immune system. A magic pill to stop pain, another magic pill to kill infections, another to bring sleep, one to treat mental disorders . . . Well, the list goes on.

Despite claims to the contrary, all pharmaceuticals cause side effects, meaning they are poison to the human body: some acting faster than others. There is not one drug that cures anything. It’s more like putting gauze over a mortal wound and calling it healed, yet the patient is still bleeding internally: sooner or later the patient will die.

The most glaring fact that modern medicine really is not a miracle provided by God is found in the first line of the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors when they are ready to practice their craft: “I swear by Apollo, the physician, and Asclepius and Heal and All-Heal and all the gods and goddesses that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and stipulation . . .” to do no harm. As readily can be discerned, this oath is to every false Greek god there is or ever was; therefore, by this we should understand who is the father of modern medicine. It’s NOT God. God gives herbs for our dis-ease.

What about that beautiful side of modern medicine helping childless couples have a baby by either test tubes or infetro-fertilization? Oh, how happy are the couples when they bear a child by one of those procedures OR contract with a surrogate mother, who may or may not give them the baby when it arrives; yet, they give no thought to the fact that they have side-stepped God and paid no heed to Abraham and Sarah’s story. Nothing good ever comes from turning from God’s way and God’s timing and walking according to His plan. Sooner or later, something will go awry when we function by man’s terms.

This is not to say there is no need for doctors. We do need them to stitch up terrible wounds and to set broken bones or to assist in an emergency. We don’t need their drugs nor do we need their surgeries. The writer hereof learned these facts the hard way. To quote a holistic practitioner, “Doctors tend to bury their mistakes.” This pen’s son said, “Doctors are population controllers.” Well, they continually do perform scientific experiments on us: how much can we inflict upon the human body before it dies.

Yes, all the things discussed hereinabove, at first glance, appear beautiful and good and wonderful and surely provided by or spoken by God; but, they all are an abomination to Him and His vengeance is about to be exacted upon this wicked world. It is a world about to die.

Remember II Peter 3:11-12 for what our focus should be, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of person ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless.”

What part of the beautiful side of evil still remains in your life? Are you willing to give it up for everlasting life in paradise?

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