Idols, Icons, Images

Q: What’s so bad about idolatry?

A: 1st No idol is the one true living GOD.

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Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord (YHWH)! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols.

2nd They’re hollow images-plastic.

Psalm 5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; 6 they have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but they cannot smell; 7 they have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but they cannot walk; nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

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3rd They’re lifeless.

Psalm 135:18 Those who make them will end uplike them, as will everyone who trusts in them.Face Of Death

 

John 44 Then Jesus cried out, “When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”

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Daily Bread Update 8

Luke 11:3,Give us each day our daily bread.”

When I was young I resented people who were given things.   My thoughts were, “I never get anything.  Why did he get that instead of me?  It never occurred to me that I got many good things, after all, I wasn’t eating out of a garbage can.   My attitude was despicable.

Then I learned that God wants to give us good things and we must ask for whatever we need and want.  My attitude has completely changed in the opposite direction.

Today, I received an amazing surprise.  Some people asked if I wanted things out of their house and of course I said yes.  They gave me boxes of kitchen things, decor, lamps, furniture and a washer and dryer!  I went numb.  I’ve been needing a washer and dryer for months and haven’t had the money to buy cheap new ones.  Not only did they just give me these things but helped me load them.

I don’t deserve anything that God gives me but I need it and I thank God for it all!

 

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (Photo credit: spessertme)

 

Daily Bread Update 7

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Pizza (Photo credit: Wilson X)

Luke 11:3,Give us each day our daily bread.”

I continue to ask God for my daily bread and He continues to give me what I need each day!  A few weeks ago, I got home late and my blood sugar was falling fast.  I was shaky and light-headed and needed to eat immediately but didn’t have anything ready to eat on hand.  A neighbor said she had a pizza that she didn’t like and I could have it so I did.  God gave me food exactly when I needed it!

I’ve needed work and God gave me some temp jobs just when I needed them.

This past week, some people gave me a bunch of old things that they didn’t want to keep or have time to sell in a garage sale.  It was home goods that I can use and tons of quality items that I can sell.  None of it was junk.

What ever amount of money I make from selling these things and the temp jobs I’m giving God the first ten percent despite the money problems I’m currently having!

 

They Hate Us

Q: Why do the fallen angels deceive humans? 

SATAN SAYS

SATAN SAYS (Photo credit: rafaelm)

A: Simple, they hate us. They hate our guts!  The fallen angels (fallen sons of God) hate every human (Adamite; son of Adam; Adam means “a man”) who has ever lived.
Q: Why, what did we ever do to them?A: We humans never did anything to hurt their feelings. The fallen angels hate us because we can be forgiven but they are not. Their first evil thoughts condemned them to eternity in hell before the LORD created the first human.

Isaiah 14:13 You said to yourself, “I’ll climb to heaven. I’ll set my throne over the stars of God.  I’ll run the assembly of angels that meets on sacred Mount Zaphon (MSG).

They were created first and we were last yet we are first on God’s mind and heart.  “the first will be last and the last will be first” (Luke 13:30; Mark 10:31; Mat 19:30; Mat 20:16).

Satan wanted to be worshiped as God.  Since God is omniscient He knew about this evil thought and violently evicted Satan from his heavenly realm.  The other angels saw this and about one-third (less than half) thought God had judged Satan unfairly and sided with him.  All of the angels knew God intimately from the beginning.  They watched and marveled as the Lord created everything.

Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, who set its measurements, since you know? Or who stretched the line on it? On what were its bases sunk? or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Not one of them are deceived.  The fallen angels can never be forgiven and they know it.  GOD made humans the epitome of creation.

 Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

Q: How come we get special treatment?

A: God is spirit, angles (sons of God) are spirits but we humans are body and spirit.  To God that means something extra special.  I admit that I don’t grasp the importance other than we are unique and were made with both natural and supernatural elements.

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Satan and his gang were on earth when God created Adam and Eve and he knew that we are  special and that makes him fume!  He wants to be special (and above God) and he deeply desires for us to worship him and his gang banger fallen angels.

God never abandoned Adam and Eve after the fall and He knew that the rest of us would be born disconnected from God, lied to and miss led by these evil ones.  Therefore, he gave us the opportunity to be forgiven through Jesus.  These evil ones will never have a sliver of a chance at forgiveness and will never again be accepted by God nor allowed into the majestic Heavens that they once knew yet the LORD gives us ample opportunity to be forgiven and spend forever in paradise.  Well, this tends to infuriate the evil ones.

Q: Too bad for them. Why don’t they just leave us alone?

A: They are EVIL and the hatred they feel for every human is intense!  Remember, the fallen angels (sons of God) were first and privileged to watch God create the universe but they hate God for judging Satan and putting us ahead of them.

Kind of like in grade school, “I was first in line and he cutted. That’s not fair, I was first!  I hate that kid!  I’m going to make him eat his own boogers.”  It’s like that but we didn’t cut in line, God gave us our position.

Satan and his gang are ANGRY at God and hostile to all creation, especially us Adamites.  We humans have a long history of hatred and cruelty toward our fellow-man to the point of sadistically killing whomever we’ve hated.  Anti-Semites hate the Jews, white supremacists hate black people and the Hutus hate the Tutsis.  The fallen sons of God hate us and we hate us too!

Leviticus 19:17 You must not hate your brother in your heart. You must surely reprove your fellow citizen so that you do not incur sin on account of him.

Therefore, our own hatred is no different from the hatred of the fallen angels who hate us and God.  This hatred has no end and leads to hell.  (I bet those demons hate each other too.)

Q: Since Satan and the fallen angels hate us so much why do Satanists worship them?

A: Humans who worship Satan are 100% deceived.  They have the wool pulled over their eyes and they can’t see.  They actually believe that Satan is the true god of light and YHWH is the evil one. Their way of thinking is completely upside down and backward.

Isaiah 5:20 Those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter.

Satanists think that worshiping Satan will make them rich and powerful on earth and in hell. Some even believe that Satan will make them “gods”.  It doesn’t occur to them that it’s all a trick. Satan is wearing a mask and he actually hates every human and wants us in hell so we can be tortured and burn in the lake of fire right along with him.

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Remember, Satan and his demons hate us.  They hate you and me.  They hate God and everything He created but we humans get a second chance if we take it.

John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Daily Bread Update 5

Luke 11:3,Give us each day our daily bread.”

It’s been too long since my last daily bread update.  Honestly, things have gotten tougher financially since I’ve only had 2 sales in 4 weeks!  Those 2 sales would be great if it brought in a few thousand but they were very tiny potatoes.

I’m still asking God in prayer to give me my daily bread and He continues to do so.  One person gave me a few meals but I don’t keep count.  Mostly, I’m eating the last of the food in the pantry, which is dry goods.  Perhaps God is saying it’s time to get rid of old things taking up space.

The Lord also gave me a wireless computer keyboard valued around $20.  This is a nice necessity since my old keyboard with a wire got sticky keys.

Thank you, Jesus for providing!

 

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Keyboard (Photo credit: Quinn de Eskimo)

Is God Ringing the Doorbell?

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Doorbell button on brick with label (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three times my doorbell has rung at unusual times with no one there.  That does not sound unusual except that people around here don’t tend to come calling at these hours.

The first time, was on Monday or Tuesday I think, around 9 pm. I was online listing items for sale when the doorbell rang once. It took me about two minutes to get to the door but no one was there and no one was outside at all. I thought it was a neighbor who didn’t wait for me so I didn’t think much of it.

Second time, I was upstairs spending too much time on unimportant things. When the doorbell rang I looked out the window but saw no one. I thought, maybe it was a solicitor who left me a brochure. Once I got downstairs and opened the door, no one and nothing was there. Then I thought, maybe neighborhood kids were playing a prank but I learned later that they weren’t actually home.

Third time, was this Monday morning around 1 am. I fell asleep on the sofa with the TV on when 4 rings in quick succession woke me like an alarm. I felt scared and I didn’t move! A show was on TV where they were discussing neuro research about how addictions cause problems with reason and judgment. The researcher emphasized any type of addiction not only drugs but also porno, gambling, and caffeine addictions cause decreased blood flow to the brain. I don’t know why that got my attention. Perhaps, it’s a topic that I should write about.

My mind thought: Is someone watching me? Is someone trying to get in? Are evil spirits trying to get inside my home? Is the Lord telling me something?

I’m worried about loosing my home and I’m late on the mortgage payments. A woman down the street just lost her home. Another woman said many times that she wanted to sell her home but she would work on that later because she had all the time in the world. She died last month and never did anything she wanted to do.

Is God telling me, “WAKE UP!  You’re running out of time!”  Is the home He gave me in danger of foreclosure?

Revelation 3:20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.” Jesus can use the doorbell if He wants.

Daily Bread Update #3

English: Canned food - Port Lockoy, Antarctica

English: Canned food – Port Lockoy, Antarctica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 11:3,Give us each day our daily bread.”

At this time, I’m living day-to-day due to money problems.  It’s not what I had in mind but there are far worse situations in which to be.  Every day and night I ask the Lord to give me my daily bread and he keeps answering my prayer.  Last week, people gave me several canned foods and two meals.

Thank you Jesus!