The greatest famine of all time!

The greatest famine in the history of mankind is occurring this very day, but few folks are aware of this historic event.  A lot of people, today, enjoy using the phrase “of Biblical proportions” in their conversations regarding various issues.  However, the event we shall describe below goes far beyond any phrase that “a lot of people, today” like to use.  The event we shall discuss below is a true “one-time” Biblical prophecy that was revealed to this world about 2,700 years ago.  And this Biblical event is happening right now.  The man’s name was Amos:  and he was a prophet of God.

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

These words were placed in red letters because it was Christ who spoke them to Amos, so very long ago.

Historically, God has only sent His famines during times of great sin, by mankind.  Well quite honestly, there has never been such a great period of sin as exists in this world, today.  The entire Book of Revelation supports this statement.  The very fact that the end-time of this world, getting closer and closer, should be enough to prove this statement.

To deny and maintain their ignorance, all existing Christian denominations must teach that this great “Famine of Amos” has already occurred.  They are partially correct in that there have been very minor episodes of this famine in our past.  However, in this very long letter, this author shall show Scripture-after-Scripture proving that it is now a worldwide famine.  Many teach that this happened in the days of Amos; others teach that it happened later, between the days of Malachi and Jesus, when no prophets arose.  Well, truthfully, these Christian denominations must explain the words of Amos in this way:  because Christ’s “Famine of Amos” reveals THEIR OWN modern-day failures upon this Earth (just as the Book of Revelation similarly reveals THESE IDENTICAL modern-day failures, as seen through Christ’s Eyes).  As proof of this, Christ teaches Amos that this famine will be a world-wide famine of God’s Word upon this Earth.  It cannot possibly be construed as a local event, in Amos’ day, because of the words Christ instructed Amos to use in describing this famine.  Clearly, this “worldwide event” has never happened before.

Again, this famine is occurring today:  meaning that it is occurring as you read this very letter!  Indeed, according to Amos and Revelation, every person reading this letter is suffering in this Biblical famine of not being able to hear the true words of God!  After a brief introduction, this author shall present overwhelming Scriptural evidence that proves everything stated here.  Please understand that this shall be a very long letter.  This subject matter is of such importance that it shall require a great deal of Scriptural references.

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A SHORT BIT OF WEBSITE BUSINESS FIRST

There are a great many visitors to this website, so this author can never fully “appreciate” the wide-and-varied details of folks who visit this website.  Some folks enter on this webpage; and some folks enter on that webpage.  Given this, we must present a brief introduction here:  so that every visitor here will be able to follow our conversation in this letter.  We shall keep this to “three simple facts” that have been Scripturally proven elsewhere upon this website.  Everything here is free.  You will never be asked to identify yourself.  There are no pop-ups or cookies used here.  Indeed, nobody will ever know you were even here.  After reading the words below, you are free to browse this website as you will.

FACT 1

Christ was, and still is, the GOD of the Old Testament.  You can find this in the first fourteen verses of John’s Gospel.  There, you will learn that it was Christ who created this world and this universe.  It was Christ who made mankind and all of the creatures in this world.  It was Christ who spoke to Adam, Noah, Moses, Abraham, King David, and every prophet who ever drew a breath.  John 8:56 – 58 confirms all of this.

Please click “here” to read the first fourteen verses of John’s Gospel.  (These links open in new windows.)

Please click “here” to read John 8:56 – 58.

Please click “here” for your Old Testament proof regarding these words of John.

Please click “here” for Paul’s teachings about Moses’ and Christ’s relationship.

Christ, meaning that GOD who made this world and made mankind, then came to us, later and just for a little while, using the name of Jesus.  Any “full description” of Christ would definitely contain a “brief section” of how He used the body of Jesus for a few years (of His Eternal existence).

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The greatest wisdom and understanding that this author could present to Christians (regarding this particular Truth of God) is demonstrated through John’s words here:

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

When you read those words, please understand that it was Christ who spoke those words:  not just Jesus.  On Judgment Day, there will be a great many people entering Heaven who never heard the name of Jesus.  Oh, but they did know, understand, love, and follow their beloved Christ, our CREATOR!  Jesus was only here for a little while.  Christ is ETERNAL.

My dearest Christian friends . . . if you have never learned anything in your life, please learn this!  Re-read the first fourteen verses of John’s Gospel, if necessary!

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FACT 2

Psalm 22 is a special Psalm of Christ.  Before Christ was allowed to create this Earth, He made a vow to His Father, the LORD.

Psalm 22:25  My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:  I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

If you read the entire Psalm 22, you will understand how the vow Christ made to His Father, the LORD, was that He would die for His children’s sins, here on this Earth.  More than this, you will find our Christ of the Old Testament, giving exact (and precise) details of His impending death for His children’s sins:  about 1,000 years prior to His Crucifixion.

Psalm 23 was His Father’s return-vow to our Christ, who created this world for us.  Did you notice the “for us?”

Psalm 24 was Christ’s final, and achieved reward, in Heaven, for the sacrifice He truly made for His Father, the LORD.  These ten little verses of Psalm 24 fully describe how Christ was elevated to the position of now being our Father, the LORD after completing His “above vowed” mission as Jesus:  meaning how He successfully used that little body of Jesus to fulfill those vows He had made so very long ago to His Father, the LORD, in Psalm 22:25.  Every new person, to this website, should absolutely re-learn the true meaning of Christ’s Psalms 22, 23, and 24.  And while you are in those verses, please start a little mental-note in the back of your mind that teaches how Christ was not only our Creator:  Christ was our example.  Jesus, too, was our example.  Example of what?  Well, our own future, of course!

As a little side note regarding the purpose of this website, know that the lessons learned from Psalms 22 – 24 fully describe that Eternal path which awaits every person who manages to make it past Christ’s Judgment Day, here on this Earth.  For you see, Christ was our example in Life!  We shall all follow His footsteps, hopefully, someday in our own Eternal future.  We shall make Our vow of Psalm 22:25 and then We shall make Our own little earth by way of Christ’s permission, who has graduated to being Our Father, and We shall then return to that little earth to die for Our children’s sins!  Why?  Because this is how Heaven grows!  For you see, this little Earth is not a one-time event of our LORD’s; this Earth is a part of His ETERNAL Process of Expanding His Love!  And we shall all keep growing in this manner!  But I digress.  Sorry about that:  I do this a lot.

Psalm 110 (another Psalm of Christ) confirms everything above.  In verse 1, “The LORD” is God, the Father of Christ; “My Lord” was Christ, that part of God who created this world, spoke to David, and sent the Psalms down to David.

All of this can be found “in detail” here on this website.  Well, maybe not the little side note!  (As usual, the link opens in a new window)  The little side note is found elsewhere upon this website:  namely, our second book of Wisdom.

FACT 3

There is only ONE WAY for mankind to make the mental transition from our Christ (of the Old Testament) to our Christ (of the New Testament).  There is only ONE WAY!  And Christ deliberately placed that “bridge” in the closing words of His entire Old Testament:

Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

Quite simple, really.  This “bridge” that Christ built into His Scriptures fully allows us to go back and forth from the God of the Old Testament to the God of the New Testament.  Any Christian who is new to this website should come to understand that it was Christ who spoke these words to Malachi.  (The first fourteen verses of the Gospel of John, linked above, will be an “incredible help” to any Christian here.  And yes, it takes a while to fully appreciate this Truth of God, but this Truth actually delivers a great amount of relief to those who are struggling in their efforts to reconcile God’s Truths from the Old Testament to God’s Truths from the New Testament.  This has, forever, been a great problem for Christians of this world, but thankfully, Malachi and John have solved this problem.  Regarding any decisions a Christian might think they are required to make regarding any imagined conflicts between these two Testaments, this beautiful verse that Christ personally placed in His final words of His final Book of the Old Testament gives every Christian the direction they require so as to correctly settle any conflicts they might perceive!  Quite simply, there are no conflicts here, except in the minds of many Christians.  And indeed, Malachi gives them that direction which Christ wants them to follow in order to find His complete Truths.

That bridge which Christ provided in Malachi teaches that as we leave His Old Testament and turn to the first page of His New Testament, always remember that “nothing changes.”

And here, you find the purpose of this letter.  For the Christian faiths, of today still teach this world that “everything changed” when Jesus came to this world.  Some teach that many things changed, such as the Sabbaths, Feasts, and sacrifices.  Most teach that everything changed.  All are wrong!

Hence the great famine of this world of not being able to find the Word of God anywhere, from sea to sea, from the north to the east, and running to and fro . . . they shall not find it.  Nowhere.  Not even in our churches!  It is Amos who teaches this.  And it is our very own Christ who told Amos to teach this.

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Now, returning to the purpose of this letter:

Please do understand the famine of Amos . . . as it applies TODAY!

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the Word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

God’s Bible clearly teaches mankind that this world is currently failing Him!  Not only this, but Christ is teaching this world that mankind is currently failing Him “as never before!”

Christ sent down His Book of Revelation solely for this purpose.  Indeed, Revelation gives mankind explicit details of just HOW mankind has failed (and is currently still failing) Christ.  More than this, Revelation 17 teaches how it is the Christian denominations of this world who are the major culprits of this entire affair!  (Obviously, Satan does play a minor part in all of this:  stated tongue-in-cheek by this author.  But truly, Satan can only accomplish this by way of his control over the vast majority of Christian denominations, today.)  Quite honestly, almost no Christian faiths, of today, understand Revelation 17.  So please understand its importance by using the following wisdom.  In Revelation, God uses seven angels to pour out his wrath upon this world.  Horrible events!  Obviously, these seven angels know something about God’s wrath.  Only one of them comes to John to explain what John has seen regarding these seven angels.  This happens in Revelation 17, so remember the “timing” of Revelation 17.  Revelation 17 occurs AFTER all of the vials contain God’s Wrath have been poured out upon this Earth.  So, Revelation 17 opens with the angel describing the existing conditions (and beliefs) of all Christian faiths upon this world, both BEFORE and AFTER the greatest of all earthquakes that level all of our mountains!  Perhaps, Christians ought to pay much attention to Revelation 17.  Because Revelation 17 is only about God’s Judgment of the Christian denominations of this world, today:  for you see, the various Christian denominations of today are fully identified in Revelation 17:5.  Oh, the “great whore” is definitely the Roman Catholic church:  this is easy.  But just who are the “harlots” of Revelation 17:5?  Quite sadly, they are all of the protestant Christian denominations that came out of the great whore.  The sad lesson here is that in Revelation 17:5, Christ is teaching this world about the existing beliefs of most Christian denominations AFTER all of the vials of God’s Wrath have been poured out upon this Earth.  So, Christians, do you still think there is a Rapture?  Christ says “no” in Revelation 17.  Christ says “absolutely not” in Daniel 12:12.

One little note about Revelation:

My friend, many Christians have various troubles understanding the Book of Revelation.  One important reason is that many readers of Revelation don’t think about how Microsoft Windows works!  Consider just how much information Christ showed to John, while John was there:  learning everything that he wrote in Revelation.  There is an incredible amount of information (and details) found in Revelation.  So when you study Revelation, please think about Microsoft Windows.  Christ could not show John EVERYTHING at one time.  So where people have timing issues understanding Revelation is because the way John wrote Revelation is just how Christ revealed everything to John.  Think of “new windows” that keep opening and closing.  When Christ was finished with one “topic” that He wanted mankind to understand, Christ closed that “window” and opened a new “window” so that He could change subjects.  The problem for Christians is in the timing.  Well, when the timing is critical, Christ shows that He understood “windows” about 6,000 years before Microsoft did.  Revelation 17:1 is a perfect example.  Revelation 16 closed with the seven angels pouring out their seven vials of God’s wrath.  The first chapter of Revelation 17 open with Christ “setting our clock” regarding Earthly events in the end-days.  You can read this verse here.”  This confirmation of earthly-event-timing was deliberate by Christ, for many reasons.  This author will only state that it was because Christ knew that Christians, in these end-times, would need this timing of events, so as to understand many truths of these end-times.  And this author will say no more, here.  One can carry this wisdom of understanding Revelation throughout the rest of the Book, with confidence.  When Christ sets our clock in Revelation, He does so with a purpose!

This author could be wrong here, but to this author, all that Christ asks from us, in Revelation, is to understand the timing of certain events.  This is so we will be able to identify:  Satan’s role in these events, “churchly” roles in those events; and a few other “glaring” events such as wars, earthquakes, etc.  This is so we will know when, how, and why to protect ourselves, and our loved ones.  The timing of events is our best clue.  These events, and the order in which they take place shall be as easy to recognize as a “tree sending forth buds in the springtime.”  (And there was a reason that Christ sent this lesson down too, here.”)  Again, this author could be wrong here, but this all makes sense, Christ-wise.

We have a webpage, on this site, that fully details all of the statements above, by way of God’s Scriptures.  The title of that webpage is “The Christian Failure.”  A synopsis (an extremely brief one) of that webpage shall be presented here.  We will begin with our strongest statement first:

Today’s Christian denominations teach this world to pray to Jesus.  But Jesus taught this world to NEVER pray to Him!  In Revelation, John finds himself in front of Jesus and falls to the ground to worship Jesus.  This greatly offended Jesus (because Jesus knew His Father was watching everything):

Revelation 22:9  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:  for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book:  worship God.

Christians, you need not understand these words just yet:  and know now that they are far beyond the scope of this letter.  We have addressed these words and this great Truth of God on our other webpage here.  The side tab for that page is “The Christian Failure.”  But every Christian, for the purposes of this letter, needs to just accept Jesus, and His words, above:  in Revelation 22:9.  As a great help, always remember just a few words that Jesus spoke.  They begin with Our Father, who art in Heaven . . .”

Our Father!  No matter what you hear to the contrary, in this world, always remember the words of Jesus here.  My dearest friend, please never, ever, but ever pray to Jesus.  Pray to God, the Father!  No matter what you are taught, no matter what you read by other writers in the Bible, please pray only to God, the Father:  as Jesus so instructed us to do.

Worship God!  (How simple is this Truth of God?)

Then, moments later in this same conversation with Jesus:

Revelation 22:13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

At the end of this conversation, Jesus states:

Revelation 22:16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches . . .

So here we absolutely, and quite clearly, find Christ teaching this world’s Christians to “NOT worship Jesus.”  But today, we find nearly all Christian denominations teaching our world to “ONLY worship Jesus!”  This would be a good time for all Christians to re-read Revelation 17:5 just once more.  Remember who the great whore is, realize just who those harlots are that came out of her, and see how God holds them responsible for great abominations:

Revelation 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

Revelation 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 17:6  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:  and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

5 Revelation 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6 Revelation 17:6  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:  and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

This might also be an excellent time for all Christians to ponder one question:  “should I believe the words of my church or the words of my LORD?”  One might even ponder a new question:  “should I seek a different church?”  Because there are a few out there who still teach the Word of God correctly:  there truly are.  But no person can ever, EVER, but EVER, know they have truly found such a church unless they have first read (and then choose to believe) in the Word of God:  meaning Christ’s Scriptures!  Every person needs to find their own answers here.  They do not need to understand all of God’s Word, but they need to be “familiar enough” with God’s Word so as to see false teachings when they come.  And they will come!

To this author . . . everything you have read above is definitely the beginning of a FAMINE, regarding this world not being able to hear the Word of God!  And this is just our “first scratch” (here in this letter) regarding this great Famine of Amos.  You see, our world today is doing the exact opposite of what Jesus instructed to John in Revelation 22:9, above.  The Christian religions of this world are not teaching this Truth of God; the Jewish religion of this world is not teaching this Truth of God; the Muslim religion of this world is not teaching this Truth of God.  BUT THEY ALL POSSESS THIS TRUTH OF GOD.  Hence, the famine of Amos!  Jesus used very common language in his words to John:  there was nothing symbolic, nor spiritual, in nature.

Oh, we shall continue this lesson because we must:  indeed, we have hardly even begun.  But can our LORD be any more clear in His Word, than He was above?

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Starting with some of the easiest examples of how most Christian denominations are failing Christ today, please understand a few more very important details.  But please do realize that the letter you are currently reading is NOT about the great Christian Failure of today; rather this letter only attempting to highlight the details of our great “Famine of Amos” as it exists today.  The great “Famine of Amos” actually goes far beyond any existing Christian denominations!  The great “Famine of Amos” includes every other faith that Christ has placed upon this world in His Father’s Name!  (These would be those “other sheep” that He described in John 10:16.)  But, please do learn some very common (and egregious) failures of today’s Christian denominations:

GOD’S TEN COMMANDMENTS

Nearly all of today’s Christian churches fail the first four of God’s Ten Commandments every single day of the week.  Just a few of their failings shall be presented below.  More can be found at the link provided in the prior paragraph.

Walk into most any Christian church today and take note of what you see.  You will probably see some sort of altar.  You will most likely see, over on the sides, representations such as the stations-of-the-cross, Moses holding the Ten Commandments, a picture of Christ carrying His cross, or maybe even Mary, holding her infant, Jesus.  Well, a long time ago, God sent Ten Commandments down to this world.  Simple Commandments!  Easy enough for every person to understand.  God’s second Commandment was, “thou shall not make unto thee any graven image.”  The word “graven” means an image or anything else, made by human hands:  such as an altar, stations-of-the-cross, an image of the Ten Commandments, any image of Christ (on the cross or in his mother’s arms), any image of any Biblical figure, or even any image showing what Heaven is like.  This must include any images placed within stained glass windows!  And any paintings on the walls!  If you ever walk into such a church as this, know that they have failed God’s Second Commandment.

Exodus 20:4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

While you are in that Christian church, see if they have kneelers in their pews.  These are fold-down pads to cushion the knees when people pray.  Well, God’s second Commandment included:  “thou shalt not bow down to these graven images.”  If you ever walk into such a church that kneels and worships in the presence of graven images, know that they have failed God’s Second Commandment:  yet a second time, but in a second way!

Regarding any Christian church, consider the day when they gather for worship (in front of these graven images, where they also kneel down to pray, most likely in front of some sort of man-made altar).  It is probably on a Sunday.  Well, God’s fourth Commandment was to rest on the seventh day:  the Sabbath.  The word “sabbath” translates to Saturday:  and it does so in nearly every language found upon this earth!  It is absolutely true that God never said that mankind was to “worship” on this seventh day:  rather, God said we are to rest and make this day a hallowed day.  And yes, God’s word “hallowed” gives every possible indication that we are to worship God, just a bit more on this day, than we might be (and ought to be) worshiping on all other days.

But the “resting portion” of this Commandment is actually the most important part of this gift from Christ, our God!  For you see, when we “truly rest,” we are leaving our worldly pursuits behind us.  This keeps Satan out of our lives for one full day per week:  because Satan “works quite well” through our worldly pursuits.  This rest also gives our children a lifetime of cherished memories (and time-spent) with Mom and Dad.  Likewise, it nourishes a true, and Godly, family structure which greatly reduces the number of divorces in this world.  A great many divorces are about money, and our worldly pursuits.  A great many divorces also occur because people complain that:  “We just grew apart.”  The Sabbath was designed by God to fix this also.  God’s Sabbath is designed to keep life right, on oh so many levels!  For you see, God invented the week.  God then invented a weekly day of rest.  Do you think that God just might have known what He was doing, when He invented this?

AS A SIDE LESSON:  This author would ask every reader just a few questions:

Is your marriage hallowed?

Is your family hallowed?  (Including your parents and your spouse’s parents.)

Are you children hallowed?

Is the future of your children’s lives, memories, and upbringing “hallowed,” to you?

(Know now, that the word “hallowed” does not necessarily mean “holy.”  Oh, it definitely includes that word, but actually, it means for us to make something “extra-ordinarily special.”)

Given this!  Are your blessings that you find in this life, hallowed?

For you see . . . the Sabbath is not really a “requirement” that Christ has placed upon us.  God’s Sabbath is His “gift” to us.  For on this day, we gain a whole lot more than just our time spent worshiping God.  As shown above, our Sabbath is God’s Gift that keeps our lives right!

The beauty of all of this is that Christ will not destroy us if we fail to keep His Sabbath.  No!  We will actually be slowly killing ourselves if we fail to keep His Sabbath.

Now, there truly are a LOT of folks who will say, “Oh, I can accomplish everything above without keeping the Sabbath.  I got this covered!”  Well, Christ is saying here, through this very Commandment (His Gift, really), “Sorry, but you can’t cover this one!”  So, do you think that Christ might just understand one, or two, things that we do not?  As you read this letter, always remember that Christ’s goal here has never been to force us to do anything.  His goal has always been for us to accept His Love and for us to have a deep heart-felt desire to return His Love to Him.  Because Christ absolutely loves to give His Blessings!

Returning to our lesson of God’s Commandments here, if you ever walk into such a church that bows down and worships in the presence of graven images, and does so on a Sunday, know that they have also failed God’s Fourth Commandment.

And what about God’s First Commandment?  The first Commandment was that “we shall place no other god before our LORD GOD.”  My friend, the first four Commandments are the “only” Commandments that are about our LORD.  Regarding any church who cannot keep the second, third, and fourth Commandments, know that they have also failed God’s First Commandment.  And yes, their failure of God’s third Commandment is fully detailed on our other webpage here.  But it is beyond the scope of this letter.

For you see . . . the various “gods” that we pursue, here in this world include, but are not limited to, the worldly things that we chase here (Christ calls them “Mammon” in His Gospels).  This absolutely includes so-called religious things:  such as graven images, stained glass windows with images in them, statues or pictures of Christ’s “stations of the cross.”  It includes man made alters and crosses hanging on a wall.  Christ detailed all of this to Moses, while there in the desert.  For you see, Christ was our Lamb.  He despises the LAM (meaning, “Look At Me:”  see what I did, my alter is better than your alter, my cross is prettier than your cross, my church has more stained glass than your church, etc.)  Christ detests the LAM!  This paragraph is only a partial description of what Christ considers to be “false gods.”  Our pursuit of money would be another false god:  meaning that we worship (or truly pursue, at the highest level) money.  What Christ sees in this instance, is our spending more time thinking about, and working toward, money, than we do Christ.  Many of us actually place our pursuit of money ahead of our worshiping Christ!  This is true.

Then, again, there are a great many folks who will loudly claim, “I can do both, God:  I swear!  Don’t worry God, I got this covered!”  Well, Christ has been teaching this entire world that we cannot do both for about 6,000 years now.  In His Qur’an, Christ gives point-by-point explanations as to exactly why we cannot do both.  And He does so repeatedly.  In one place, He actually states that this particular lesson applies to His children of the Book (meaning Jews and Christians) a bit more so than it applies to Muslims.  Always remember!  That we are to pursue ONLY our LORD, here in this world.  For all blessings come ONLY from Him!

And trust that . . . He’s got this covered.  This author would venture a guess that not one-in-a-thousand Christians of today believe in these words of Christ.  (Link opens in a new window.)

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Now, this author could quote an incredible number of Old Testament Scriptures (by Christ) about clean meats and unclean meats:  but every Christian pastor has a horrible response to this commandment of our CREATOR and most Christians have been assured that they can now follow these completely wrong Christian beliefs.  So, we shall not address Christ’s Old Testament commandments regarding clean meats here.

Rather, we shall address the horrible Christian response to this entire matter.

Here is what Christian teachers would have you think:  or more correctly, here is a classic example of how Christian teachers “twist and pervert” the Words of Christ.  Any Christian teacher who uses the three verses, below, is truly robbing CHRIST, and His FATHER (OUR LORD!), of their Full Glory:

Acts 10:11  And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Acts 10:12  Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

Acts 10:13  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

This is exactly where nearly all Christian teachers fail in following the full conversation of God.  Because of this, what follows is a very, very special lesson of God:  one of the greatest lessons of Christ that Christians have never been taught!  Indeed, CHRISTIANS, this lesson provides you with an outstanding path (a Christ-centered path!) to begin your search for a good and knowledgeable pastor, minister, or teacher of Christ’s Word.  Meaning one who truly believes, loves, and follows Christ’s Word, here on this Earth!  (Even when they cannot fully understand Christ’s Word.)

Christians, please learn how to follow the conversations of God, in His Scriptures.  Quite honestly, this author cannot think of a better example, because the conversation that follows is definitely Christ’s:  and it truly is “One for the ages!”

NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY . . .

OR FOR CHRISTIANS, THE WHOLE STORY . . .

There truly is a wonderful story found in Acts, Chapter 10 regarding a Roman Centurion named Cornelius.  Obviously, he was no-part Jew, so Jewish customs of that day taught all Jews to completely avoid the company of Romans because they were not part of the lineage of Jacob:  who was later named Israel.  Now, Peter was a particularly proud Jew in those days.  (Quite honestly, Paul was too.)  Peter would normally have never accepted socializing with a Roman Centurion.  However, in Acts 10, an angel appeared to this Cornelius and instructed him to send his servants to Joppa, where they would find Peter.  This angel appeared to Cornelius around 3:00 in the afternoon.  The following “conversation of God” begins about noon, the following day:

This story shall be presented in blue letters (for easier understanding here):

Acts 10:9  On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

Acts 10:10  And he became very hungry, and would have eaten:  but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

(now, we come to that very incomplete Christian lesson from above)

Acts 10:11  And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Acts 10:12  Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

Acts 10:13  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

(please, please allow Christ to finish His “intended” lesson for mankind)

Acts 10:14  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Acts 10:15  And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

Acts 10:16  This was done thrice:  and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

NOTE by jpw:

THREE TIMES!  With Peter, three times always means that he is about to learn a life-altering lesson from Christ!  Before Jesus died, the last words He heard from Peter were the THREE TIMES Peter denied his Christ (prior to the rooster crowing THREE TIMES) in Matthew 26:34.  Soon after the resurrection, the first words Christ heard from Peter was that Peter loved Christ.  THREE TIMES!  Yes, Christ made Peter speak these words three times, but this was all part of a greater preparation from Christ to Peter.

So now, we have this THREE TIMES with Peter again, at the foundation of Christ’s new church.  In the verses above, a voice from Heaven told Peter to eat three times.  Peter denied these unclean meats three times; and the vessel was taken back up to Heaven.  Notice that Peter never did eat here!  Notice again, that while Peter was very hungry, Peter never ate.

But Peter was very confused.  Peter was doubtful regarding his vision.  Please read on for God’s full explanation:

Acts 10:17  Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,

Acts 10:18  And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

Acts 10:19  While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

Acts 10:20  Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing:  for I have sent them.

Acts 10:21  Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek:  what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

Acts 10:22  And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

Acts 10:23  Then called he them in, and lodged them.  And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

Acts 10:24  And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea.  And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

Acts 10:25  And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Acts 10:26  But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Acts 10:27  And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

Acts 10:28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

So . . . Christians!  Have you found the Old Testament Christ’s answer here in Acts 10?  You should be able to find Christ’s “entire lesson” in one verse.  This author shall leave a few lines of spaces below so each reader can consider this great Truth of God!

Peter figured all of this out in a fairly short time.  Yes, it took much studying on Peter’s part.  And yes, Peter had the benefit of Christ’s lesson of the THREES, over and over again.  Peter should have figured all of this out when he learned that he had three visitors, but Peter still figured it out fairly quickly.

But here today, we find hundreds of thousands of Christian teachers (life-long teachers) who have not even come close to learning this lesson of Peter and Christ!  An entire lifetime of FAILING Christ’s Laws regarding clean and unclean meats.  (Are you starting to understand the great famine of Amos?  Just a little bit?)

So . . . can you, the person reading this letter, learn what Peter quickly discovered regarding God’s lesson here?  Think about that for just a few moments, please.

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Acts 10:28 says it all for Christ!  By way of Peter . . . to this NEW CHURCH!  (The Christian Church!)

Acts 10:28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call ANY MAN common or unclean.

There have always been clean and unclean meats here in this world.  This world is expected to understand (or just remember!) this very simple and ancient lesson of God!  Christ taught all of this to Moses some 1,500 years before Jesus was born.  (Christ taught this very same lesson to His Muslims, in His Qur’an, some 500 years after Jesus died.  So . . . quite clearly, nothing changed with Christ, or Jesus, or their Father in Heaven, our LORD:  exactly as Malachi said in the Old Testament.  I CHANGE NOT!”  And Muslims, to this day, continue to keep Christ’s commandments, given to them, regarding clean and unclean meats.  It is only the Christians of this world who remain confused about this very simple Truth of God.)  So, in Acts 10:28, Peter clearly understands that God’s lesson here is that there are no “clean and unclean PEOPLE” here in this world!  Peter never, even for a moment, struggled with the clean and unclean meats that Christ taught this world some 1,500 years prior.  Peter only needed to “struggle a bit” in finding the lesson Christ was presenting to him, through Peter’s complete understanding of clean and unclean meats.  That Roman Centurion, Cornelius, was Peter’s answer from God!  And contrary to traditional Jewish thought, of that day, (and yes, even these days!), that Roman Centurion (and yes, many others in these modern days of ours!) WAS NOT an unclean person.

But here today, we find hundreds of thousands of Christian teachers and Pastors who just happen to have a personal affinity for ham sandwiches, bacon, sausage, pork chops, catfish, lobster, escargot, shrimp, crab legs, et al.  So, they claim a special “God-given” exemption from Christ’s ancient laws, and they use three little verses of Peter’s story, found in Acts 10, as support for their vanities.  Yet, it is the full story and the full lesson presented by Christ, Himself, here in Acts 10 that condemns these very Christian teachers who were fully, and accurately, described by Amos (about 2,700 years ago) at the beginning of this letter.  By only using three little verses of this long story, these Christian teachers sell God short of His Full Glory in His Scriptures, in His Truths, and in His Ways!  And they sell God short THREE TIMES:  just like Peter did before the rooster crowed!

So, this author asks you now . . . what can such a pastor (who readily encourages all others to ignore God’s Laws in this world) possibly teach you about the Word of God?  Malachi was rightAmos was rightChrist was absolutely right all through His Old Testament!  Any person who teaches, “when Jesus came to this world, everything changed,” is just wrong.  This is all quite simple.  But there is a great lesson for all Christians here:  so be selfish for just a moment.  Does this lesson give you a clear direction (from Christ!) as to what you are to seek regarding your religious leaders?  Even more than this:  does this lesson teach you anything about your current religious leaders?  Don’t do anything right now:  just think about all of this and let it settle into your heart.  Go to your church, next Sunday, and observe any graven images they might present.  Think about Christ’s Sabbath.  And then, on your way out of church, ask your pastor, or teacher, about clean meats.  Listen to them carefully and start your journey home.  On the way home, you should stop and get some doughnuts for your family.  Do nothing, for now, but do continue to consider all of this:  for Christ is very patient; and He is always teaching us.  Your answer shall come in time:  if you keep learning the Word of God.

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And then someday in your near future, ask your pastor if you are allowed to stop for a doughnut on Easter morning.  Christ teaches that the correct answer is NO!  Below, is another example of the Famine of Amos:  and the Word of God being heard nowhere upon this Earth in these latter days.  Your answer to that silly doughnut follows:  in Christ’s Feast of Unleavened Bread.  This Holy Day actually lasts seven days.  You see, the Feast of Unleavened Bread (commanded by Christ, to Moses) began the hour that Jesus was laid in the tomb.  And it continued (and still continues today!) for the following seven days.

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Now, in the Old Testament, Christ gave Moses seven Holy Days that were to be observed forever.  (Perhaps, this author is wrong in calling them “Days” because some of them were actually “brief periods.”)  But again, Christ’s Truths are this is simple:  forever means forever!

The seven Holy Days (often called High Sabbaths) are:

Passover

Feast of Unleavened Bread

First Fruits

Feast of Weeks (currently, and quite correctly called, Pentecost)

Feast of Trumpets

Day of Atonement

Feast of Tabernacles

And then, of course, there was God’s weekly Sabbath from the Fourth Commandment.  When any of the seven Holy Days fell on the weekly Sabbath, it was considered a High Sabbath because the seven Holy Days took precedence over any weekly Sabbath.  Also, the duties attached to the seven Holy Days took precedence over any weekly Sabbath.  All of the Holy Days were called High Sabbaths:  such as the evening that Jesus was laid in the tomb.  (Jesus was crucified on the Holy Day of Passover, which is actually a day of very much work.  He was then laid in the tomb moments before the Feast of Unleavened Bread began at sundown.  The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a day of rest:  no work is allowed.  Both days are High Sabbaths.)

Nearly all Christian leaders and teachers of today teach that the old Holy Days, sent down by Christ to Moses, are no longer necessary.  Why?  Well, they just don’t feel like observing them, honestly.  To be completely honest here, ask any Jewish friends you might have if they spend 7 days in a tent or any other type of temporary shelter during the Feast of Tabernacles.  Most likely they will answer that they don’t follow that practice.  And then ask them if they are allowed to eat a doughnut on that first day of Unleavened Bread, after Passover.  This is the Feast of Unleavened Bread where no leavening agents such as yeast, or baking soda/powder, are allowed anywhere in the home.  Well, Christ never cancelled any of His Holy Days:  neither in the Old Testament, nor in His New.  He could have, you know!  It would have taken almost zero-effort on His part!

No, you say to this?

ALWAYS REMEMBER . . . THAT WITH GOD, NOTHING CHANGES!

 

Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

Observing Holy Days in the days of Revelation?  WHAT?  Meaning these end-times we currently live in?

This will be difficult.  We shall walk slowly here.

Zechariah 14:16  And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  Notice that this is just a matter of days, weeks, or possibly just a few months after Armageddon!  Read it again.  Zechariah is describing those (apparently, very durable) folks who survive the seven plagues and Armageddon.  Zechariah is describing those who Christ did not destroy during His seven plagues (or vials of His Father’s wrath)!  Armageddon happens after the sixth angel pours out his vial in Revelation 16:12, but before the seventh angel pours out his final vial of God’s Wrath in Revelation 16:17.  (And notice that there is no mention of an actual war here:  only the “gathering for a war.”)  Satan gathers his armies (against God, and His Jerusalem) just before the seventh, and final, vial was poured out upon this Earth.  So, clearly, many evil folks shall manage to survive the plagues of God in that day:  enough for Satan to gather an army!

Zechariah 14:17  And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

Zechariah 14:18  And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  When, in the history of mankind, has Egypt ever come up to Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles?  NEVER!  This prophecy is teaching about the Throne of Christ that He is building in Heaven.  It will come down from Heaven to Jerusalem:  and Christ shall sit on this throne for one thousand-years.  This prophecy is about our future!  We shall indeed be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles in the future!  Maybe Christians should give this very careful thought.  No, you say to this?

Zechariah 14:19  This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Now, regarding the New Testament Christ (who was the same as the Old Testament Christ), we have the words of Jesus:

Matthew 24:20  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  So, in the last days of mankind, did our “Christian Jesus,” just state that Christ, who made this world and taught Moses, still expects mankind to be observing His weekly Sabbath (meaning Saturday) when He returns?  Ask your Christian minister or Pastor about this.  They will probably tell you that this was only referring to those who are living in Judea at that time.  And the words of Christ in Matthew truly do say this.  But this is not your lesson.

Your lesson here is that your minister or Pastor just explained to you that God’s Ten Commandments were merely “Ten Suggestions” when it comes to Christians!  For you see, it was Christ who spoke and delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses, using the Genesis name of, “I AM.”  (Both beautiful links open in a new window.)  And Christ’s Sabbath Day just happens to be His Fourth Commandment.  Sorry, make that Christ’s Fourth Suggestion.  The saddest part here is that even if they were only Ten Suggestions, they still came from Christ and we still should be listening to Christ.  This author would happily take any sort of “suggestion” from Christ!

Oh, but we are not finished with Christ’s words here just yet . . .

Matthew 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Matthew 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  Wait!  What?  Did Christ just say that there is no Rapture?  Did Christ just say that the only folks who would be saved, in the end, are those who passed entirely through His Tribulation period?  Meaning in the exact same manner as He describes His most beloved Elect, in Revelation?  So, does this really mean there is NO RAPTURE????

This is exactly what Christ just taught here!

The words of Matthew above were placed in red letters, because it was Christ who spoke these words.  So why is it that almost no Christian leaders, or teachers, teach this particular Word of God?  In fact, they normally teach the opposite of Christ’s Word here.  Consider this very much!

Regarding Matthew 24:13, above, which was placed in “red letters” (because it was Christ who spoke them!), each reader here just learned, from Christ, that only those who “endure unto the end, shall be saved.”  So, clearly, any Christian teacher who teaches otherwise, has been described, by Christ Himself, in the words of Matthew 24:11, above!  Can any person deny this Truth of God?  The Word of God here clearly teaches that any Christian Minister, Preacher, Pastor, or teacher WHO TEACHES CHRISTIANS ABOUT ANY SORT OF ESCAPE; OR ANY OTHER SHORTCUTS REGARDING GOD’S TRUTHS, IN THE FUTURE . . . belongs to those folks described in Matthew 24:11, above.  All Truths of God are this simple!

At the other end of this Truth of God, any Christian Minister, Preacher, Pastor, or teacher who teaches this world about our need to follow God’s Laws, God’s Ways, and God’s Word (meaning Christ!) will most likely belong to those folks described in Matthew 24:13.  For these are the very teachers who teach what the word “follow” means to God.  It means to live and obey everything from God!

Christians . . . much has been “thrown at you” here.  Please go back and study these Words of God again.  If you do not like these words, then ignore them for a while.  But do think about them occasionally, especially if they bother you.  (If they bother you, then this is a good sign!)  Think about them when you lie quietly in your bed at night.  But mostly, ask yourself if you think the God of the Old Testament might actually be that Christ from the New Testament.  This will help you greatly.  Trust in God that He will send you that help which you seek.  You will, someday, come to accept the Truths of God written above.  Especially if they bother you, just a bit.  God is so, so patient.

A QUESTION FOR CHRISTIANS HERE:

Are you starting to understand the words of Amos regarding mankind not being able to hear the true, accurate, and full-meaning of God’s Word, here on this Earth, as we approach these end-times?  Let us continue.  Again, this is Christ speaking:

Isaiah 66:22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  The verse below is presented here only to remind Christians of Isaiah’s “new heaven and new earth:”

Revelation 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:  for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE CONTINUED:  Isaiah 66 is a prophecy regarding the days of Christ’s second coming (to this Earth).  Isaiah was the first to teach about the new Heaven and new Earth of Revelation 21:1.

Please memorize Isaiah 66:22 (above and below) because it proves to all of mankind, the Truths that Christ placed in His next verse of Isaiah!  It is about His Sabbath that we, mankind, ought to be “still keeping” today!

Isaiah 66:22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

Isaiah 66:23  And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

SCRIPTURAL NOTE:  The word “sabbath” used in Isaiah 66:23 was the Hebrew word:  Shabbath.  Strong’s Concordance lists this word as H7676.  This Hebrew word can be referenced here(Link opens in a new window.)  This word always includes Christ’s seven High Sabbaths (or Holy Days) given to Moses:  they were/are frequently called “Feasts.”  Clearly, when Christ rules this world in the end-times, this entire world will be required to keep all of God’s Sabbaths:  especially the seven Holy Days (or Feasts).  Reference Zechariah 14:18 above:  regarding His Feast of Tabernacles (and Egypt).  Yes, this would also include Christ’s Passover.  Every Christian faith, upon this world, now teaches (falsely) that the Passover is no longer necessary because Christ was our Passover sacrifice.  But these Christian faiths are very short-sighted in their beliefs.  Because, my dearest friend, once Christ died for our sins, the Passover became ALL ABOUT OUR FUTURE!  (An even GREATER reason for us to be keeping it these days!)  We have taught this elsewhere upon this website.  It is quite involved; and indeed, it took an entire book to teach about our next billion, or so, years in Heaven.  A hint of this was provided near the beginning of this letter, in green text, while we were discussing the Psalms.  Please find this same hint below, so you will not have to scroll up forever:

As a little side note regarding the remainder of this website, know that the lessons learned from Psalms 22 – 24 fully describe (in great detail) that Eternal path which awaits every person who manages to make it past Christ’s Judgment Day, here on this Earth.  And hopefully, we shall experience the same Coronation that Christ received in Psalms 24 and 110:  sometime after His death and resurrection.  For you see, Christ truly was our example in Life!  We shall all follow His footsteps, hopefully, someday in our own Eternal future.  We shall make Our vow of Psalm 22:25 and then We shall make Our own little earth by way of Christ’s permission, who has graduated to being Our Father, and We shall then return to that little earth to die for Our children’s sins!  Why?  Because We will make that same vow, that Christ long ago made to His own Father, there in Psalm 22:25.  For you see, this is how Heaven grows!

My friend . . . if Christ/Jesus was sent here to be our example, and Jesus was our Passover lamb/sacrifice, should we followers of Christ be learning to do the same?  Just what is an example?  In this case, this example is our future!  We might not know when, but it is definitely Someday!

For those who care, all of this can be found in our second book of Wisdom, free for download.

But I digress, again!  Sorry about that:  I do this a lot.

ANOTHER QUESTION FOR CHRISTIANS HERE:

For just a moment, please set aside that Sunday-observance thing that the Church of Rome did about 1,700 years ago.  Everyone makes mistakes, so forget all of that.  It is ancient history:  yes, it was wrong, but it is only a small part of a much larger problem that needs to be addressed regarding today’s world.  Are you beginning to understand what Christ, Himself, expects from us when He returns to this world?  His weekly sabbaths, His Ten Commandments, His Feasts and Holy Days, His Laws of Moses regarding clean meats and various other laws?  So, ask yourself now.  Do you not think that Christ would like us to be prepared (according to His Words) when He arrives again?  In His Gospels, did Christ teach this world to remain “vigilant and prepared” such as the bridesmaids in His famous parable, below?

Please consider this next parable, just a bit.  Because not only does this parable teach about the condition of most Christians today, it absolutely teaches about the condition of nearly all Christian denominations at Christ’s second coming!

As you read it . . . think.  Do folks today really care about storing and bringing enough fuel to keep their lamps lit?  Or do folks today just “show up” for church on Sundays and expect their Pastor to keep their lamps lit, for them?  This is quite important.  Who holds your lamp?  You, the reader here; or your Pastor?  Remember, that lamp is your ETERNAL LIFE!  And you have just read a great many words that testify against the current condition of most Christian leaders and teachers of today.  These were not words spoken by this pathetic author:  they were words spoken by Christ!  So, this author asks you again, who holds your lamp?  Are you keeping fuel for your lamp?  Just where is that fuel stored?  Please think about that as you read an incredible lesson spoken by Christ:

Matthew 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Matthew 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Matthew 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Matthew 25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Matthew 25:8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

Matthew 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you:  but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

Matthew 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:  and the door was shut.

Matthew 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

My dearest friend, where does your fuel come from?

Where are you storing this fuel for your lamp?

There is only one fuel for this lamp of Christ:  and it is the Word of God.  It is free, but it does not come cheap!  You store this fuel in your LIFE.  And you burn this fuel all through your LIFETIME.  If you truly fuel your life from the “whole” of the Word of God (for mankind cannot live on bread alone), then you truly find the Laws of Christ, the Sabbaths of Christ, the ordinances of Christ in your heart.  More than this, you find them “more valuable than gold” and truly desire to keep them in your life.  You keep these wonderful Laws, Sabbaths, and ordinances of Christ because you understand how they help you stay rightly guided!  (They are also Christ’s Way of keeping Satan out of your life.)  And a rightly guided life is so enjoyable for the person who possesses it.  This is the life that brings heaps of blessings from God, to those folks here in this world.  In the parable of Matthew 25, these were the virgins who kept themselves prepared for that final blessing of Christ.

Oh, all Christians truly believe they are on this path, but they have been falsely taught that there are a great many shortcuts to Christ’s final blessing.  So, they follow these easier shortcuts:  like the fabled Three Blind Mice.  This was the easy (and lazy) path of Christ’s five failed virgins in Matthew 25.  Oh, they waited patiently.  And oh, they thought they were prepared.  (Or, using the Christian vernacular of today:  they were “told” that they had been prepared.)

My dearest friend, your life IS your lamp.  You cannot “borrow” from someone else’s life!  This is how Christ works!  How you live your life completely determines how Christ shall accept you.  A great many Christian teachers teach that our deeds cannot get us to heaven.  And they are mostly right, but if any person claims to believe in Christ, then Christ requires our deeds to match our beliefs!  Our deeds “are our proof” to Christ regarding our belief in Him, His Words, His Commandments, His Laws, etc.  If the life we live does not match the beliefs that we claim to own, then Matthew 25 teaches that Christ shall say, “I know you not.”  So, in this regard, our deeds CAN get us to Heaven!

Matthew 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

The parable of Matthew 25 is very much a parable for today’s world.  Rather, it is SPECIFICALLY a parable for today’s world and Christians need to learn this.  For the time of the bridegroom’s coming is nigh upon us, here in these end-days.  (Yes, it has always applied to every person throughout history because no person ever knew the hour of their death:  so, every person needed, and still needs to be prepared and fueled for that hour.  But this parable is most applicable for these current days:  for we still have time on our clocks; the dead do not.)

The fuel for our lamps is the Word of God, or Christ:  it is also all of the teachings therein.  But we must continually burn this fuel because Christ, Himself, said He was our LIGHT.  (But again, Christ’s fuel is free!  Take all you want, but do make sure that you keep burning it!)  He wants us to keep our lamps lit with His Light.  But how do we show His Light?  Through the lives that we live (and the lives that we demonstrate to Christ).  There are no shortcuts to God.  This is so simple.  If you want Christ to let you through His door at the end, just like those virgins, then you need to have your life in order.  Those five unsuccessful virgins (believers) did not have their lives in order.  In this author’s opinion only, those five unsuccessful virgins most likely followed shortcuts, while still believing.  But this author could be wrong here.  The point here is that there are a LOT of folks who claim to believe, go to church, and say that they follow Christ.  But to Christ, the lives that they live reveal what is truly in their hearts, what is truly in their desires, and what truly fuels their lives:  typically, it is mammon (meaning money, or wealth).  Always remember that you can borrow mammon, but you can never borrow someone else’s life.  Christ does not permit this on Judgment Day.

We have described the fuel here.  But where does one go to get their fuel?

We turn to our pastors.  But in today’s world, we face that great Famine of Amos!  And we face great lies (just a few of which are revealed in this letter).  Since we cannot change what God has foretold, we accept this Word of God as useful information!  It is extremely useful information that can open our eyes.  When we seek a church, pastor, or teacher, we now know what to look for, we know of a great many warning signals, and we know what not to look for:  such as the closest church to our home, a charismatic leader, a leader who travels the world on an airplane instead of staying home and tending to their flock.  More than this, we know what questions to ask.  Armed with just a decent understanding of God’s Word, from the Bible, and knowing that Christ said He would never change, we now know what questions to ask.  The same as if we were interviewing a babysitter for our two helpless toddlers.  It is not a formal interview.  We go to that church a few times, and when it is convenient, we then initiate a discussion with the pastor or preacher, regarding the Word of God.  But we must always remember that we are not going to find Jesus running any church we might walk into.  Pastors are people and pastors have flaws.  But pastors have an incredible knowledge of Christ’s Scriptures and this is what we seek.  THIS IS WHERE WE PURCHASE THAT FUEL FOR OUR OWN LAMPS.  What most Christians fail to understand is that it is our lamps that will guide us toward Heaven and Christ.  The fuel does not guide us!  The fuel keeps our lamp (meaning OUR LIFE) lit!  Christ teaches us that we all have lives that we must live:  so live your life!  (But do remember to grab some fuel, now and then.)  This is so important to remember.

In Christ’s parable of the ten virgins, half of them were told, by Christ, Himself:  “I know you not.”  But they did not prepare their lives in advance, they did not work to obtain that fuel in advance, and one can reasonably assume that this is because they did not care.  (This is not found in Scriptures but is only a common-sense observation by this author.  This author could be wrong, but our common sense rarely fails us.)

Now, a brief note before this author explains a great and ancient Truth of God never taught to Christians in today’s world.  Even the Jews have forgotten this lesson, but theirs is another letter for another day.

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Please understand that everything this author has written here is good and kindhearted.  It truly is!  Nothing bad has actually been written about any particular Christian church or denomination here.  Only a great many Truths of God have been presented in this letter.  The Truths of God, placed in this world, are neither good, nor bad:  they are merely God’s Truth!  This is just a fact of this world.  Christ made this world and Christ is in charge of us.  We are His children and He is going to raise us according to the promise that He made to His Father in Psalm 22:25.  We, mankind, really have no “say in this matter” and we really ought to live our lives accordingly.

When you see bad news in today’s world, do you get mad at the TV announcer or the newspaper?  Of course not.  They are just facts.

When you read the prophecy of Amos, do you get mad at Amos, or even Christ?  When this author sheds light on the truths of Amos’ words, which reveal a genuine famine that exists in our world, today, does this Truth of God anger you?

When you read about the wrath of God that is sent down to this world in Revelation, do you get mad at the Lamb of Revelation?  Of course not.  His Words are merely the Truth.  He only speaks the facts.

The truth of this matter is that nothing in this letter is good and nothing in this letter is bad.  This author has only attempted to highlight Christ’s Words from the Scriptures of His Father (our LORD) that have been sent down as a gift to us.  The words you find here merely describe the factual condition of the world we currently live in.  (There are good and bad people, there are good and bad churches, there are good and bad pastors, and finally, there are good and bad “heavenly beings” working their “works” here upon this Earth:  and these “heavenly beings” are doing so, as you read this very letter.)  So, each person needs to accept these worldly facts and then adjust their lives accordingly.  There is no defeating God’s prophecies, so do not try.  Do not get mad at God and do not say that you cannot understand God, because you can!  You just don’t want to!  (Or, maybe you just don’t like what God is teaching you!)  So please, please do accept God’s Word (meaning Christ) as God’s Truths regarding the current world you live in.  And please, please do then make the appropriate adjustments to your life.

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This author truly hopes that every Christian, and yes, every Jew and Muslim reading this page and website, is able to see how the “religions of today” have failed God.

Muslims, here is your reminder:  the FINAL verses of your Qur’an teach just one very important lesson of Allah (or Christ):

People, seek refuge with God and His Ways!  Now is the time of the evil one who whispers into the hearts of all mankind.

 Christians and Jews, here is your reminder:

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

My dearest friends, know now that the whisperer has been whispering:  and mankind has been listening.  Learn just these few words from Christ’s Qur’an because they are, literally, the final words of the Word of God given to mankind:  no matter your faith.

This author’s words above might seem like bad words, but they are not!  They are merely the Truth of God as it exists today!  This author sincerely hopes that every reader might gain knowledge (and wisdom) from these Words of Christ, written above.  And then apply this knowledge to that life which Christ has granted to each of us.  The knowledge you find in the words above truly are a gift from Christ to this world!  Here is just a brief “hint” of Christ’s gifts here in this world.  Christ’s Words teach us His Laws.  Christ’s Laws teach us His Ways.  Christ’s Ways deliver us to His Kingdom!  We are expected to build our entire lives upon these three things.  Truly, this is Christ’s Road Map for our life:  for Christ fully understands that every person who is on a journey requires a direction, or a road map.  At some point in life, every person reading this letter has been lost:  indeed, they have been lost so badly that they required a map to get back to their correct path, or destination.  So, how do we do this in our life?  By placing all three of Christ’s Gifts at the center of our lives!  This means to place them in our THOUGHTS when we make any decisions in life:  this means to place them on our LIPS whenever we speak to others:  and this means to place them within our HEART when we are in the presence of all others in our life.  And when we fail, here and there (as we all shall), we should feel much sorrow and learn something from our mistakes.  When any person who can accomplish these, there is no describing the floodgates that are opened to them by way of Christ’s blessings.  Blessings upon blessings!  Indeed, more than any person can possibly receive.  And yes, this means right here in this life we are living.  The lesson of God’s Sabbath, above, showed just a few of His blessings that naturally come with our keeping His Sabbaths.  And those wonderful blessings come from just one-little-piece of God’s Word, found here on this Earth.  There will be more on this, below.

Think about the great many Truths of God presented above and then consider how nearly every Christian faith upon this Earth, today, stands directly opposed to these very Truths of God.  Indeed, Christians standing against Christ today!  Hundreds and hundreds of Christian denominations upon this world, and barely a few agree with anything written above.  Yet everything written above comes directly from the Bible that Christ has supplied to this world.  HOW?  WHY?  This only occurred by way of the desires, efforts, and victories of Satan over these past several thousand years.  But again, this is beyond the scope of this letter.  We have many pages here that address (and explain) just some of Satan’s successes in this world of ours.

As a further note here, please consider once again, the Truth of God regarding Christ being the GOD of the Old Testament and also of the New Testament.

All Christian faiths of today completely deny nearly all aspects of Christ’s ancient Hebrew faith of long ago.  It started with the Emperor Constantine around the year 300 AD, and still runs as strong-as-ever.  This author is able to write these words, with confidence, because the Book of Revelation clearly teaches that this “great problem of mankind today,” shall not be solved any time prior to Christ’s returning to this world.

So, in the next section and a bit after that, we shall put the final nail into the coffin of today’s “Christian doctrines.”  NEARLY ALL OF THEM!

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For you see, there can only be “one belief” in this world:  because there is only “one God” in this world.  His name is Christ:  and He speaks with the authority of His Father in Heaven, our LORD!  Christ gave mankind His Oath (through the words He spoke to Malachi long ago) that He would never change!

Think about that!  Christ gave us His Oath for a reason.  Christ wants us to know that He will never change!  It was a very special gift to us, and Christ deliberately placed it in the closing words of His Old Testament.  And He did so knowing, full well, that His Gospels would be the next set of Scriptures delivered to this world.  That is how precious this gift is to mankind.

Have you heard anything about His Oath . . . in a church that teaches:  “everything changed with Jesus?”

 

Every Christian reader here is about to receive a heavy dose of Christ never changing.

 

Every Jewish reader is about to receive a heavy dose of their current failures regarding the God of Moses (Christ).  Because the God you worship truly is “that God” who came here to live:  as “one of us!”  This truth is as inconvenient to you as clean meats are inconvenient to Christians.  (And yes, the Sabbaths too!)  JEWS!  You are free to deny these Truths of God as long as you choose, but this will not make them go away.  All Christians are guilty of this error.  Shall you join them in failure?  Just because your forefathers failed to consider these great Truths of God, does not mean that you are required to follow their example.

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My dearest friend, there is a special story found in the Gospel of John.  The religious leaders of that day wanted to tempt Christ into breaking the Laws of Moses so that they might accuse Him of multiple religious crimes, punishable by death.  When you arrive at this lesson in the verses below, please ignore everything that religious folks might have taught you before, but rather pay close attention to Christ, His Wisdom, and His completely understanding the religious leadership . . . in that day.

For you see, this world has forever been taught that this story is centered around that poor little woman who was caught in the act of adultery.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  For this actual historical event was only about the religious leaders who wanted our LORD’S “Man of Truth,” Jesus, to fail!  Nothing more; nothing less.  In this story, Jesus had gone into the temple to teach.  Whenever Jesus did this, a great many people were present:

John 8:3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

John 8:4  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

John 8:5  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned:  but what sayest thou?

John 8:6  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.  But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

NOTE by jpw:  The underlined portion above shows that the teachings of Jesus were interrupted solely for the purpose of setting Him up for failure.  So right now, each reader can ignore everything regarding that poor woman, standing alone:  she no longer has any part of this lesson from God!

John 8:7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

John 8:8  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

John 8:9  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last:  and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

John 8:10  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers?  hath no man condemned thee?

John 8:11  She said, No man, Lord.  And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee:  go, and sin no more.

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Below, please find the rest of Christ’s Truths regarding the events of John 8.

In His Old Testament, Christ taught Moses that any person found in the act of adultery, was to be killed.

Leviticus 20:10  And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

The Old Testament “stoning” was the typical method of any “lawfully commanded death” by God:  meaning Christ.  While any method would be legal to God, the “stoning” was most typical because it incurred no cost (and a minimal effort) in the village.  And yes, by Christ’s design, it did require “citizen participation.”

So . . . a test for every Christian reader here

How does one reconcile the Christ who delivered the above law to Moses (in Leviticus) with that same Christ, some 1,400 years later, who delivered the lesson of John 8:3 – 11 to this entire world?  Oh, but it gets worse.  The lesson of Leviticus was originally delivered by Christ:  to the Hebrews of Moses’ day (which included those Jews, who would be living a great many years later, in Jesus’ day).  This same lesson of Leviticus was just delivered, a second time, to THE SAME JEWS/HEBREWS living in Jesus’ day.  Christ did not deliver this lesson to Christians:  He delivered this lesson to Jews!  So that Christians would FOREVER remember this very lesson of their beloved Christ!  Could there be two opposing lessons of God delivered to one people of GOD?  Has this ever happened in the history of mankind?

Well, thanks to God, this is not the case!

Always remember Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

The answer to this lesson is found in John 8:8.

For you see, the ancient laws that Christ Himself sent down to Moses specified that anyone found in the act of adultery (or any other major infraction of Christ’s Laws given to Moses), was to be brought before the elders of that Tribe (early on), or the elders of any village they lived in (hundreds of years later; as the population increased).

So, here are the legal requirements that Christ gave to Moses:

1.  The “elders” of the tribe, village, or rural area were to be the judges.  (For today’s world, Christ’s wisdom here is that the true “elders” of any society are normally free of any selfish daily pursuits, meaning “monetary gain” or other vanities, in this world.  Christ wants this world to understand that our true “elders” are the best folks to judge others because their “end” is near, they have a better understanding of God, and they have most likely shed any personal vanities in this stage of their life.  This would include their pursuit of money, power, sex, influence, ranking in society, etc.  Not just someone who is cunning enough to win an election!)

2.  Two witnesses, for any punishable action, were required prior to any person being accused before the village elders.

3.  Both parties were to be brought before the elders for judgment.

Leviticus 20:10  And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

4.  Once guilt, or innocence, was determined by the elders, that “verdict” was immediately “performed,” as prescribed by Christ, to Moses.  (In Christ’s Laws of the Old Testament, there was no probation, no pardon, nor any appeal.  These were not invented yet, by Satan.)

So now, Christians . . . the laws that our Christ personally dictated to Moses, there in the desert so very long ago, are now called the “Law of Moses” or “Mosaic Law.”  (And notice how Christ, and His Father, our LORD, have been removed from any Christian inferences regarding these Laws:  this is mankind’s doing.)  But, regarding God’s Laws, which were sent down by Christ, to Moses, just what is missing from the story of John 8, above?

Did you find two witnesses?

Did you find both parties?  Meaning the man and the woman?

Did you find any elders present in this story:  as Judges?

John 8:6  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.  But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

The religious leaders of that day sought to deceive, entrap, and then stone-to-death this ordinary Jesus fellow, according to the known Laws of Moses, there in the events of John 8.  These very same religious leaders, believing that they were the experts of the Law, had no idea that they were talking to that very GOD who actually “wrote these Laws” that were given to Moses some 1,400 years before they were even born.

In the lesson of John 8, above, Christ (WHILE USING THE BODY OF JESUS) had no authority (ON EARTH) to condemn that woman:  for this was neither the purpose, nor mission, of His visiting this world using that little Earthly body known as Jesus.  (Oh, Christ most certainly had that authority, years before:  such as when He sent the great flood in Noah’s day; or when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, back in the days when He was visiting Abraham in the plain of Mamre.  But Christ gave-up “all of this authority” when He came here using the body of Jesus.)  Now, according to the Laws of Moses, no “one person, on their own” had the authority to judge that woman and then condemn her to death.  Furthermore, according to His own Laws, Jesus was not an “elder,” there was no mention of two witnesses, and there was no mention of the man, who was also caught in this affair of adultery.  The Law of Moses required that both the man and the woman be brought to judgment.  Had Jesus failed in any of these well-known Laws of Moses, this would have been cause for his being convicted and stoned to death.

All of this brings us to John 8:8.

We should always consider why Christ would put a certain piece of information in this or that story.  This happens a lot in Scripture.  A certain detail, here or there, that just has no part of the story:  as we understand that story.  So . . .

Just what did Christ write on that dusty floor?  Also, why did Christ pretend to not hear them?  Keep in mind, that Christ normally taught for fairly lengthy periods of time, in the temple:  so the Jewish leaders had time to both initiate and execute “their plan” towards His ruin.  The sole purpose of their plan was to fully entrap Him “within Hebrew Law.”  Clearly, more than a few events were pre-arranged prior to the Jewish leaders learning of Christ’s presence in the temple.  These events and details were lying in wait for Christ’s next visit to the temple in Jerusalem.  Given all of this effort by so many men, obviously, that poor woman is no longer a part of this lesson of God.  So, just what did Christ write on that dusty floor?  One must remember that Christ delivered the law and not only this, but Christ WROTE the law.

Well, when Christ stooped down, He wrote the name of the High Priest on that dusty floor.  For you see, it was the High Priest who had arranged everything here, including the adultery!  Indeed, it was the High Priest who was that man caught in the act of adultery with that woman.  This is why the religious leaders could not deliver “the guilty man” as required by the Laws of Moses:  which they fully understood!

Christ said to them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  But the words Christ used here actually delivered His full intent of God’s Law (regarding their possible conviction and death penalty):  “He that is without sin among you (IN THIS MATTER!), let him first cast a stone at her.”

Those religious leaders (who were experts of the Laws of Moses) instantly realized that they were now publicly guilty of many things regarding this event.  Indeed, their dishonesty in this matter now called for their death.  The High Priest’s adultery and dishonesty in this matter called for his death.  Christ’s writings on that floor offered all of those religious leaders their opportunity to safely, correctly, and legally preserve His ancient Laws in this matter:  but those religious leaders chose to depart in shame, and according to their ability to understand their own guilt in this matter.  Notice the order in which they departed:  the wisest were the first to understand and the first to leave.  True to His Nature, Christ (our God) fully gave them the opportunity to sacrifice their adulterous High Priest in the name of keeping God’s Laws, but they could not make that “trade.”

Oh . . . but this story of Christ is not even close to being finished!

For the Sadducees were the “rulers-of-the-temple,” per se.  That is not precisely correct, but it is close enough for this letter.  Yes, Christ delivered a magnificent lesson here in this event; one which ought to carry enormous implications for all Christians of today!  But when Christ was finished dealing with the Sadducees (rulers of the temple), He had not even begun dealing with the Pharisees (and the crowd of people) who remained.  The Sadducees departed in John 8:9.  That poor woman departed in John 8:11.  And THIS is exactly where Christ’s great lesson began!  With the departure of the Sadducees, Christ went out into the larger outdoor “treasury area of the temple” and began this great lesson of John 8.

Again, the Sadducees were the rulers of the temple, and the rulers of all business-affairs regarding “the temple.”  When you ever find Jesus kicking-down the tables of the money-changers, these were the business-affairs of the Sadducees, their children, relatives, and friends.  This was the typical path for all Sadducees obtaining wealth.  But the Pharisees were the religious “teachers” of the greater portion of “common folks” throughout the remainder of the “Land of Israel.”  This included weekly teachings regarding the Torah; meaning the Laws of GOD, and how Christ’s Laws and Scriptures should be applied to their every-day-life.  The Pharisees definitely had the greater portion of religious power, influence, affection, and respect among the common folks:  outside of Jerusalem, and its Temple.  This is not entirely correct, but it is close enough for the purposes of this letter.  Well, the lesson of John, Chapter 8, only begins with Christ’s dealings with the Sadducees.  Oh, but Christ’s intended lesson of this Chapter 8 had not even begun when those Sadducees came and then departed!  The Sadducees were only an interruption in God’s lessons of John, Chapter 8.  The remainder of John’s chapter 8 is Christ’s greatest description of the relationship between Him and His Father; and also between Him and mankind.

And to all Christians of today . . . know that Christ (here in John 8) delivered what might just be the greatest explanation/description of God’s Truths regarding Himself, that have been placed upon this Earth for us to find.  In this author’s humble opinion, the words of Christ (so carefully placed, by Christ, Himself, in the remainder of John, Chapter 8) are greater than all the Epistles of the New Testament, combined!

Christ made sure that the Sadducees were not there to hear this Truth.  The Pharisees, who had the greater portion of teaching Christ’s sheep, heard God’s Truth fully explained to them here, and were left to later accept, or reject, this Truth of God, which was presented to them.  Most of them rejected Christ’s Words.  Are the Christian teachers and pastors, of today’s world, any different?  Please notice the order of events here in this story of John.  Christ dispatched all evil, as we are all taught to do in our own lives; and then He gave “hope” to those who remained and also might accept His Hope!  Some failed and hopefully, some succeeded.

Every Christian, after considering the entire lesson taught by Christ, above, should take careful note of John 8, below:

John 8:30  As he spake these words, many believed on him.

John 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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SCRIPTURAL NOTE by jpw:  My intentions here are to not explain how I have knowledge of the High Priest’s name being written on the floor, by Christ.  For there are certain folks (many of them, quite honestly) who would never accept ANY explanation of ANY sort.  This story, as written, is so thoroughly detailed and complete in its explanation as to stand upon its own merits.  The Wisdom of God that Christ demonstrated and placed in this event, for all Christians to learn, should be enough for the whole of the story to stand upon this merit also.  The wisdom possessed by the elder Sadducees, by leaving in their order of understanding, is enough to demonstrate that they would never sacrifice their High Priest.  Many will cry foul, and this is entirely acceptable:  and these folks should just dismiss the entire story; because this story is NOT a cornerstone of this letter regarding God’s Scriptures, God’s Word, nor God’s Great Famine.  But this author would strongly caution these folks to heed the remainder of Christ’s Scriptures, placed here in this letter.  For the vast majority of Christians reading this page, you should just accept the full story of the adulterous woman into your heart and put yourself in her position.  Standing there, all alone, with the male authorities not following any of God’s Laws.  She knew well of this law, as all of Israel did, and she knew she was being completely taken advantage of, and also wronged, by those men.  But she also knew that she had sinned greatly.  Fortunately, she had a lawyer there:  a pretty good one, actually.  His name was GOD.  And her Lawyer was not about to see any Laws abused in His Name.  Remember this as you consider why Christ told Amos that He would send a great famine to this world in the end-times.  It could be that her Lawyer has had enough of this world abusing God’s Laws in His Name!

So, this author has ONE QUESTION now, twice asked, and thrice explained:

To those Christians who believe and understand even “the basic lessons of God’s Law” that Christ was teaching this world, above in John 8, and about how this world’s religious leaders STILL stood against Him, even when they knew He spoke rightly:  why do you suppose that John did not explain what Christ wrote on that floor, for those religious leaders to read?

To those Christians who refuse to believe, or even consider any aspect of the above lesson as being true, please do realize that John wrote this story.  Quite clearly, John was present in that room.  Why do you suppose that John did not reveal the words that Christ wrote on that floor?  Before you reject this author, you REALLY OUGHT TO answer that question.  Once you realize that you can never satisfy yourself with any answer, this author can tell you where you will find the solutions to your short-comings.  Just ask any person from above, who believes this lesson of Christ.  They can explain it to you; and they can do so using very simple words.  THIS!  This is why I will not explain this personal knowledge regarding those events of long ago.  Because quite sadly, no answer will ever satisfy you.  This is another great lesson of Christ’s, found throughout His Gospels.  In fact, this great lesson which you require is found right here, in the remainder of John, chapter 8!  Please understand that regarding John 8, the Sadducees were a merely an interruption:  nothing more.  The lessons to the Pharisees were the sole reason for Christ teaching on that day!  There is no blasphemy found in this author’s words above.  Slice-and-dice this any way you desire, but there is no blasphemy found in this author’s words above!  Just please consider the above story, by itself, and standing on its own merits according to Christ’s deeds and lessons-taught, while He was here using the body of Jesus.

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Now, returning to the lesson of God’s Laws that were given to Moses by Christ, there in the desert:  they are now just called, The Law of Moses.

My beloved friends, everything above was a hard lesson.  So, for now, forget the name of Moses for just a little while.  These Laws truly came from our Christ, by way of His Father’s Authority.  This all came from Christ.  We can understand Christ!  And we can understand the love of Christ!

But there is not one “Christian Faith,” known to this author, that calls for a “return to Christ’s Laws, as given to Moses.”  But oh, how this means ALL OF CHRIST’S LAWS that were given to Moses!  Before you rail against that statement, please consider the following Truth of God in this world:

Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

 

Those are Christ’s words, my friends!

No matter what you are thinking . . . just now . . . please understand that those are Christ’s words!

This might be a good time to leave this webpage for a while to take a breath and consider many things.

For everything is about to get much, much worse!

Anytime a person’s feelings, or beliefs, stand directly opposed to the Truth of God, that person is wrong, period.  God always wins.  Sometimes this hurts.  Quite honestly, this author has wrestled with the above Truths of God for about twenty-years now.  I just did not know how to write them:  and still don’t!  Twenty-years into this lesson, I still cannot cast the first stone; nor can I cast even the last stone.  But I should be able to!  I am a victim of my society, I am a victim of my parents’ morals, but I fully realize that by way of my thoughts here, I am failing Christ, my GOD.  For you see, I am not a victim of anything!  I am just wrong; and Christ is always right.  This fault is only mine; and I have been trying to solve this problem for about twenty-years now.  But I will not quit on it.  I have no doubt that on Judgment Day, this failure of mine will be shown to me in the books.  I seriously doubt that it will convict me, but it is sure to be read to me, from “the Books.”

The only reason that this lesson of the adulterous woman was presented in this letter is to demonstrate that not one Christian faith is truly teaching the Full Word of God/Christ in this world today.  The ugliest part of this (that this author is attempting to show) is that if any person chooses to call their self a Christian, then they need to fully follow Christ:  meaning all of Christ.  Not just the words of a man named Jesus, who taught this world for three-and-a-half years long, long ago:  no, this means our Eternal Christ.  Hence, the great famine of Amos:  (Oops, I mean the great famine of Christ.)

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Again, none of this is sad and none of this is the fault of any one person living today.  There is no blame to cast here:  upon any of us.  Blame accomplishes nothing!  But our finally accepting Christ’s Truths into our lives truly delivers to us:  OUR ETERNITY.  Notice the words in Amos 8:11 where Christ says, “I will send a famine in the land . . .”  Christ has known all along that this event would happen.  In fact, Christ just stated that He would be the cause of this event!  Why?  Honestly, this author cannot answer that question.  No person, reading this letter, should ever consider them self to be a victim:  this author included.  Rather, we have been given a life to live, here in this world, and no matter our age:  we are all just children.  So never stop learning about our LORD.  Accept all of His Truths into your hearts, as if you were still an 8-year old child.  (Because you are, quite honestly!)  And get on with your life:  according to the Truths of God which you have now just learned.

OK . . . so you fell off your bike, a while back:  BIG DEAL!  Just get back on that bike, like any 8-year old child, and start peddling again!  And this time, work harder on keeping your balance.  That is what this author (jpw) is doing!  Hopefully, and hopefully soon, you (and this author) will discover that “our balance” only comes from our Christ:  and the Truths and THE LAWS that He has placed in this world.

As stated earlier, this author can only venture a guess that Christ might have sent this Great Famine because of this Western World slowly legalizing “sin” over the past many generations:  but it could have started long before that.  This author could be wrong.  But the Western part of our world is mostly comprised of the Jewish and Christian faiths.  Of course, there are other places with Jews and Christians, but we are speaking in generalities here.  (This author has multiple webpages and an entire book regarding these identical failings withing the Muslim faith today:  but that is beyond the scope of this letter.)  There should be no need to lecture this world today, of its slowly departing from the Ways of God via our legalizing a great many “aspects of life” which are truly sins against the GOD who created this world!  At the top of that list would be a conservative estimate of 50 million unborn Children of God, worldwide, put to death EVERY SINGLE YEAR!  (Link opens in a new window.)  While they are defenseless and still in the womb!  Never mind our selfish whims and stinking vanities:  every person is a creation of God, here in this tiny little world of ours!  Given these numbers, that increase every single year, are Christians today, still firmly convinced, that Adolf Hitler is going to hell on Judgment Day?  For we are doing far worse than he did:  and, quite sadly, we are sleeping quite well every night.

Now, consider the current failures of this world’s Christian leaders who should have known better, but decided to remain silent and/or politically correct and/or trying not to offend anyone by way of God’s Truths.  Indeed, these Christian leaders did know better . . . hundreds of years ago but chose to remain silent for whatever reason.  Historians continually find their writings attesting to this.  These leaders, sometimes three-hundred years ago, wrote about this or that problem, but did nothing about it.  (The Sabbath being changed to Sunday, Christmas being the day of Jesus’ birth when historical records prove that it was during the Fall census of Rome, and Easter being celebrated with pagan fertility symbols!)

A BRIEF COMMENT BY THIS AUTHOR:  This very-human and very-flawed author continually writes about the current failings of our Christian, Jewish, and Muslim teachers of today.  This is easy!  Because I sit here merely writing words down on paper.

And then HERE I AM also . . . not being able to cast the first stone at an adulterous couple, today:  per God’s Law.  Not only this, but I cannot even cast the last stone:  after everyone else has cast theirs, according to Christ’s Word!  So, it is easy to fault religious leaders because they are . . . well . . . our leaders.  Sorry, but this is not good enough.  Today’s religious leaders should not be held accountable for their ancestors’ failures.  As an example, this author is always quick to fault today’s Baptist faith.  Baptists are taught about a rapture that does not exist.  Baptists (and a GREAT MANY other denominations!) are taught about being born-again:  a concept they will never understand until they realize just why Christ was required to return to this world that He created, as Jesus, by way of His vow made in Psalm 22:25.  This entire Truth of God was fully explained to them in John 3:13!  Not John 3:16, but rather John 3:13 (shown below, in just a bit).  For you see, John 3:16 is merely a shortcut that Christians are falsely taught to take advantage of, because it makes everything “easier” for Christians.  But John 3:13, which Christ, Himself, spoke just one breath prior, truly requires a LOT OF WORK on every person’s part!  (About two lifetimes, to be exact!  One lifetime on this world, and then another spent on the next world:  which they created!  Just as the “Son of man” did here, in this world which He created!)  Every verse mentioned here is detailed below, for easy referencing.

SO, THIS BORN-AGAIN NONSENSE OF TODAY.  Oh, it will truly come to us someday . . . hopefully . . . but not on this planet!

(All Scripture verses mentioned here can be found by scrolling down, just a bit.)

We must all experience (meaning to pass through) the teachings of John 3:13:  just as Christ, our example, was required to do!  Christ said all of this, right there in John 3:13!  So do not ignore Christ’s Word here.  Christ obviously came here from Heaven, but He did not come from the Kingdom of Heaven!  (John 3:13 proves this.)  After Christ made His vows (to His Father) in Psalm 22:25, He then was born again by way of the Holy Spirit (with a little help coming from Mary), and He later fulfilled His vows made in Psalm 22:25 when He died on that cross.  ONLY THEN was He allowed to finally enter His Father’s Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:5 and Psalm 110) according to His words spoken in John 3:13!  Oh, John 3:13 is of such importance to us!  Because Christ is showing that EVEN HE had to go through that process of being born again, by way of the virgin Mary:  and of course, by way of His Father’s Spirit.  And so shall we all:  someday!  Not today, but someday:  on a world that we created!  There is a book, free for download here, called Wisdom, Vol 2.  All of this is fully detailed in that free download.  Christians have always ignored John 3:13 because it has never been properly explained to them.  This is because Satan cannot permit mankind to understand Christ’s words of John 3:13.  So Satan created his “shortcut concept” called “born-again” which the Baptist church (and many others!) have latched-onto.  In this lie, Satan has caused all of mankind to believe that they can bypass the enormous (and truly Glorious!) lesson of our own future, that Christ taught in John 3:13.  Quite honestly, any person can easily understand Christ’s Words:  once their eyes have been opened to the Truths of God.  For you see, Satan knows that if we ever, but ever, learn of our future in Heaven and then the Kingdom of Heaven, then we will never believe his lies again.  But the key here is that the Kingdom comes later, much later:  after we have made our own world and our own children.  And then died for our children, on that world we created.  Not only this, but we shall return to our children and allow them to kill us.  And after showing our immense forgiveness, we shall ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven (for the first time of our now eternal lives).  Satan cannot defeat this Truth!  Never could, never will.  But he can try to hide it from us.

Psalm 22:25  My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:  I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

John 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

WAIT!  WHAT?

So just who came down from heaven (here in this world)?  Christ did!  Using the body of Jesus for a little while.

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Christians, never forget!  According to John 3:13, a few moments later, this restriction included even Christ, HimselfSo Christ just said that He had to be born again, by way of Mary, so that He could enter the KINGDOM of Heaven.

John 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

My dearest friends, we have gone way beyond the scope of this letter now.  Everything you have read here is found, in great detail, in our second book of Wisdom, free for download here.  No cookies, no donations, and we will never know who you are!  But do understand, today, that Christ was in Heaven when He created this world that we live in.  But Christ did not graduate to His Father’s “Kingdom of Heaven” until He had first “made” His vows of Psalm 22:25 to His Father and then “fulfilled” those vows by way of His dying for our sins, there on that cross.  You will find His ascension into His Father’s Kingdom described in His very short Psalm 24:  which takes place after His crucifixion and resurrection:  and then again in Psalm 110, where He finally receives His Throne for this world that He created.  This is all explained in our second book of Wisdom, but do know today, that Christ presents Himself to this world as being “our example” and we shall all, hopefully, follow His “entire path” someday.  In these Words of Christ, our Creator, always remember that He is teaching us about our own future in Heaven, those things that we will be doing in Heaven, and how we might finally get to His Father’s Kingdom of Heaven.  Someday.  Let us return to our discussion of “other” Baptist beliefs of today.

This author, once again, apologizes for digressing.

Baptists are also taught to be some of the firmest believers in the keeping of Sundays as our weekly holy day.  Oh, how this author has used today’s Baptist denomination for showing mankind’s faults to this world.  Well, it is not their fault!  Here, in today’s world, it is not their fault that they followed the old ways of their predecessors.  Even their predecessors ignored (while fully understanding!) the clear Truths that God placed in His Scriptures.  For you see, Satan is “this strong.”  Please take a few moments to read the brief words of Edward T. Hiscox who was, long ago, a Baptist teacher who wrote a book called, The Baptist Manual.  One of his teachings, from a sermon which he presented to the Baptist Minister’s Convention in 1893, completely shocked the Baptist faith, in that day.  But he tried . . . Edward Hiscox tried . . . he really, really tried!  Yet he failed, quite obviously, as so shall this author’s letter here fail.  That teaching of Mr. Hiscox is found here.”  It revealed just one enormous flaw found within the Baptist beliefs of his day:  and this very flaw continues unto this day(Link opens in a new window.)  This is a short read:  and it teaches this entire world a magnificent lesson.  No matter your faith, it fully supports our need to find Christ’s Full Truths upon this world:  Baptist, or not!

And, dare I say . . . Christian, or not?

So Baptists . . . MAKE THE LEAP!  Make the leap to Christ’s Sabbath, Saturday.  Ask your preacher, or pastor, if they will offer Saturday services for those who desire to keep all ten of Christ’s Commandments to Moses.  Be strong and be brave.  ASK!  Just ask politely!  If you are given the answer of “no,” then flee:  and flee as if your eternal life depended upon it.  Study the words of Mr. Hiscox above, just one more time.  And then greatly consider the Ten Commandments of Christ (meaning the Word of God) found in your Scriptures.

To take this just a bit further, please understand . . . it is one thing to understand the failures of others who are in this world.  But it is entirely a different matter, INSIDE OF US, that prevents us from being able to see OUR OWN ERRING WAYS!  A wonderful Baptist teacher named Edward T. Hiscox taught this in 1893.  But Mr. Hiscox did not only teach those Baptists, over 100 years ago.  He also just taught every person of any denomination that is currently reading this letter.  Being able to see our own faults is truly a gift.  Talk to your pastors.  Make no demands.  Just ask.  Politely, very politely.

NOW, RETURNING TO THOSE LAWS CHRIST DELIVERED TO MOSES:

To all Christian leaders . . . did Moses worry about offending people when a person was found, tried, and lawfully judged guilty of adultery (or any of Christ’s other Laws)?  Or, once their guilt was determined, did Moses and Aaron go directly to Christ’s prescribed punishment:  according to the Laws that Christ laid down for this world?  In public!  For all to see!  And for all to learn!

Now, to this Western side of our little world, know that Christ taught ALL OF THESE SAME LAWS (of Moses) to the Muslims, later, in His Qur’an.  LATER?  Yes Christians, that would be about 500 years after Jesus died.  (You can easily find this for yourself.  This book of Christ is readily available to all.  Indeed, it will cost you less than a cup of coffee.)  Yet, this Western side of our little world looks down upon those “truly barbaric” Muslim nations who have “the audacity” to still follow God’s Laws:  as Christ sent down to Moses and also sent down (UNCHANGED!) to Muhammad, and all Muslims!  So Christians, is this “barbaric” or is it “commanded by the GOD who created us?”

Oh, most assuredly, these Muslim leaders have made great mistakes throughout the past several hundred years, just as the Jewish and Christian leaders have.  For you see, Muslim leaders are all men!  Enough said, in those last five words.  They were all men!  So, here in today’s Muslim world, we Westerners see in our news reports of only the adulterous women being punished according to the Laws of God:  over there, somewhere near Saudi Arabia (or in any other Muslim nation).  Does any of this compare to the events of John 8 (meaning the adulterous woman) that was presented to Christians above?  Be honest here!  Is any of this from God?  Is any of this found in any Bible Scripture?  Is any of this found in the Qur’an?  (No!  It is just men, being men:  the name of the religion matters not!  When men assume the powers of GOD for their own religious use, men always depart from the Ways of GOD:  and women get hurt.  Hebrews, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and all others:  the name of the religion matters not.)

Westerners!  Do not fault the Muslim faith for trying to continue following the Laws that God originally sent down to them.  Yes, they fail quite a bit.  But they are still trying!  Westerners!  One more question here.  Christ delivered His Scriptures to the Muslims about five-hundred years after Jesus died:  it included His clean and unclean meats.  How can it be . . . that the Muslims are still obeying Christ, to this day?  Muslims really do not have any problems with this at all.  Just ask them!

Westerners!  YOU ARE NOT EVEN TRYING!  (Westerners!  This author is one of you!)

Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Westerners!  TRY HARDER!  As if your “Eternal Soul” needs this!

Now . . . Westerners!  Do not blame God for any of this.  You have brought this great famine down upon yourselves in these latter days!  Christ indicates this in Amos 8:11.  For you see, Christ has never, once, sent down a famine to those who were following/obeying His Laws!  Indeed, the Truths of God, found all through this world’s history and Scriptures, prove this!  It can be difficult for Christians to accept this because the man we know as Jesus only taught this world for about three-years.  That’s it!  Three short years!  This is all that most Christians truly understand about Jesus!  But Christ has been teaching this world for thousands of years.  Christ has only blessed all peoples who have followed and obeyed His Laws!  The name of their “religion” has never mattered to Him:  because while there are a great many religions upon this Earth, there is only one God.  Just ask any Sabean.  Oh, they were an ancient people, found throughout your Old Testament, but Christ only revealed their “many details” in His Qur’an.  But do know that Christ destroyed them.  All of them!  Why?  Because they rejected His Sabbath.  Not only this, but they rejected it “with arrogance!”  (Ancient, non-Scriptural legends suggest they rejected God’s Sabbath with drunkenness.)  The Sabeans are well-explained in Christ’s Qur’an.  This author is a Westerner:  but quite honestly, it appears to this author that the vast majority of today’s Westerners are slowly becoming a bit more arrogant, with the passing of time.

And Westerners . . . know that this great Famine of Christ fully extends to His Muslim faith also.  Christ has not abandoned them through His Scriptures:  they are also going through great difficulties today.  Oh, it is so easy for us Westerners to sit back and watch the current problems that fester, daily, within the Muslim faith.  Indeed, we are watching a true cancer slowly destroy an entire “people.”  Yet, we cannot see our own Christian faults of today?  Well, shame on us for being blind and shame on us for not helping our brothers!

For surely, Christ never intended His Words here to include those horrible Muslims, over there!

My dearest Western friends, do not think, even for a moment, that Muslims are misbelieving people.  Yes, Christ also taught this lesson to Muslims, repeatedly, in His Qur’an, but the words used were slightly different:  according to their culture.  Indeed, this Christian author is thankful to declare that the above Christian link from John 13:33-35 above, is actually the CENTRAL THEME of Christ’s entire Qur’an.  However, Christ chose to deliver this theme to the descendants of Ishmael by way of His Path of this entire world needing to forgive all others:  just as the LORD forgives us!  One GOD, different peoples and different cultures, sending down One Lesson delivered two different ways!

In His earlier Scriptures, Christ taught the descendants of Isaac (meaning the Jews and Christians) to love all others:  as Christ so loves this world, so are we all to love one another!  In His latter Scriptures, Christ taught the descendants of Ishmael to forgive one another:  as Christ/Allah so forgives this world of its sins, so are we all to forgive one another!  Christ has loved and forgiven all of us:  as we are also to love and forgive one another.

One Abraham . . . who was the Friend of God.

Two sons . . . who went out upon two paths.

These two paths . . . forever bringing us back to just one glorious Truth of our LORD GOD, in Heaven, (meaning YHWH, Christ, or Allah) as He delivered to this world, while He was:  the Friend of Abraham(My dearest Muslim friends, who have read this far, the blue link above, will open in a new window.  And it will teach you a great deal about the God of Abraham and Isaac:  who was the same God of Abraham and Ishmael.)

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE HERE?

CHRISTIANS, JEWS, MUSLIMS . . . IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE HERE?

 

Truly, all Muslims fully understand the Word of God as sent down to this world.  OK, they have their problems over there, too.  We sit, over here, and watch them slowly fall apart in the Eyes of God.  It is so easy for us to see that cancer that is within their faith.  But they also sit, over there, and watch us slowly fall apart in the Eyes of God also.  It is so easy for them to see our cancer, over here, that runs through the entire Christian Faith: as revealed here in this letter.  (Quite honestly, this author is a late-comer; because the Muslims have been watching this happen for over a hundred-years.)  For their “later” Scriptures from Christ (which all Christians choose to deny!) fully explain to them, that our Jewish and Christian Scriptures teach the “exact same Laws of Christ” as were delivered to them!  Christ even explained to Muhammad that He was that God of Abraham and Israel:  He just did not use the name Christ.  Neither did He use the name of Christ to Noah, Abraham, or Moses.  Muslims are able to see, daily, how Westerners have departed from, well:  ALL of Christ’s Ten Commandments, ALL of the many laws and ordinances that Christ delivered to Moses, ALL of the Holy Days that Christ delivered to Moses, and THE ENTIRE COVENANT that Christ gave to Abraham (their forefather and our forefather!):  a covenant which they still keep!  As a matter of fact, their Scriptures from Christ do not just teach this once:  they teach this lesson repeatedly!  Oh, they clearly are blind to their own cancer and their own failures in Christ’s Eyes, but Westerners, are they right?  Please do not take this Christian author the wrong way, but they just might have the better view of everything going on in this world.  (Because we have the “longer” history of failing our GOD, meaning our Christ. And they are the new-comers, per se.  Also, in the opinion of this author, we Westerners have legalized far more sins than the Muslims have!  Our 40-million worldwide abortions, per year, should attest to this fact, here.)

Christians, if any of this offends you . . . THEN PLEASE READ ON:

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SO, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOD’S LAWS DISAPPEARED FROM THIS WORLD?

One issue, regarding the various Christian denominations of today that has not yet been discussed is about how the vast majority of God’s Laws that Christ delivered to this world, via Moses, have completely disappeared from the landscape of mankind, today!  ALL of today’s Christian churches detest and deny all, or at least most, of “these Laws of God.”  Sorry, change that to:  “these Laws, which their beloved Christ delivered to Moses.”  Please find just a few examples below in a lengthy lesson from Leviticus:

Leviticus 20:13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:  they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Remember, this was not some currently unknown “GOD – OF THE OLD TESTAMENT” who spoke these words to Moses.  This was our beloved Christ!  Each reader should, by now, fully understand that our beloved Christ from the New Testament WAS that GOD of the Old Testament!  And He closed that Book by swearing an oath that He would never change!

But here, in today’s world, we find nearly all Christian leaders of nearly every denomination teaching the EXACT OPPOSITE of what their own Christ told this world to do.  Oh, but it gets worse.  Today, we find Christians being told to “fully accept” certain folks who stand directly opposed to what our Christ taught this world.  Let’s reword that last statement just a bit:  “today, we find Christians being taught to “fully accept” folks who Christ told us to “absolutely reject,” and to ALSO “keep out of our lives!”  Now, does this mean that every Christian church is supposed to put a billboard up in their parking lot professing all of this?  Well, ask yourself now:  how many times has Christ addressed this issue in all of His Scriptures?  Not very often, honestly.  So, when this issue arises in a normal conversation, stand firmly upon the teachings of Christ (our CREATOR) and speak the known Truths of God as they have been sent down to this world.  But no person is taught to go out-of-their-way, “in the name of Christ,” so as to protest any certain events.  Remember Christ’s Sermon on the Mount:  it fully addresses those qualities that Christ shall reward to those folks bearing these qualities, here in this world . . . on His Judgment Day.  But also remember to never deny (nor be afraid to openly speak!) of Christ’s Known Truths upon this world.

Christ’s Known Truths!

Now, there is a life-long supply of Wisdom and Knowledge, for all to consider!

God’s Wisdom and Knowledge that every person, who ever drew a breath, should ponder greatly!

So as to possibly find their way “to and through” . . . God’s Judgment Day!

For if ignored . . . it is quite possible that Christ shall deny knowing you on His Judgment Day!

No, you say?

Matthew 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:  and the door was shut.

Please understand Matthew 25:10 just a bit more:  “THEY THAT WERE READY . . .”  My dearest friends, the sole intent of this entire letter is to show this world that the vast majority of mankind is no longer even close to being READY TO GO IN WITH HIM!  Regarding Heaven, many of us “want,” many of us “assume,” and many of us “expect.”  Christ never permits mankind the use of those words.  Christ demands that we “be ready!”  Well, that takes work on our part:  not just “believing.”

Matthew 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

My dearest friend, have you ever made a wrong turn when driving to a place you had never been before?  After making that wrong turn, you kept going with the best of intentions!  You honestly believed everything was just fine and dandy, until you discovered that you were on the wrong path the entire time.  The best of intentions can never direct us to the right path!  Oh, how we wish this were the case, but this is not how our world has been designed.  Mankind requires a road map!  Especially if they have never been to a certain place before.  Well, no person reading this letter has ever been to heaven.  Right?

Well, my dearest friend, this author has shown you God’s Road Map here in this letter.  All you need to do is to follow God.  Sorry, not God, but the Word of God:  because that is where our “information” is found.  Oh, but you truly require one more thing to follow God’s Road Map:  you require a compass.  Barely any map is printed without a compass in the corner.  So, always remember that God has given you a compass too.  Always trust God!  Here is His compass:

Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

(Perhaps this author should have written, “here is His legend” for understanding God’s Road Map.  For Malachi 3:6 certainly qualifies as to God’s preferred method for our understanding His Road Map.)

Follow God’s Word, here in this world:  knowing that it will never lead you in the wrong direction.  It can’t!  This is how perfect God is.  When you ever lose your way, through any confusion of what you read in God’s Scriptures, what you hear preached to you, what your parents and grand-parents taught you, or what you see on Western TV and on Western News, always remember that God’s Word is ROCK SOLID!  Whether it came from 6,000 years ago with Adam, 4,400 years ago with Noah, 4,000 years ago with Abraham, 3,000 years ago with David and Solomon, or 2,000 years ago with Jesus.  ALL OF THIS WAS THE WORK OF OUR CHRIST!  Meaning our God!

So how can any Christian reconcile these modern-day perceptions of polar opposites?

Christians!  Here is your answer according to God’s Scriptures!

Quite honestly, there are no polar opposites found in the Word of God.  ANYWHERE!  Period!  It is mankind who has changed:  and it is mankind WHO MUST CHANGE:  so as to get back to our ORIGINAL GOD, who never did change.  Christ has never, but ever, changed.  It has always been mankind who has demanded that God change:  so as to accommodate our various (and widely scattered) whims and vanities.  And do understand that we are talking about an “incredible number of whims here:”  from continent-to-continent, people-to-people, religion-to-religion, tribe-to-tribe, and generation-to-generation for about 6,000 years now!  But every reader here must learn that our LORD, GOD, HAS ALWAYS BEEN TRUE!  (Atheists and agnostics, if you ever have a notion of doing even a “curious search” for GOD, this author can think of no better starting place than with this Truth, right here.  For if you build upon this one Truth, your way can never err.)  The only way one can always be true is if ONE NEVER CHANGES!  This is what the word “true” means!  Our LORD, GOD, has always been true to His Word!  And His Word has always been Christ!  (Again, understand the first fourteen verses of John’s Gospel!)  This is the primary lesson of this entire letter!  This letter is ALL about Amos’ Great Famine of today’s entire world not being able to hear the Word of God (meaning the lessons of Christ, to all of mankind) here in this world.  Well, Christ announced this Great Famine only because He knew mankind would change and He knew mankind would depart from His Word.  And of course, mankind truly has changed!

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To this author, at least, it is as though mankind has pointed up to Heaven and declared to God:

“We are all grown up now LORD and we no longer need your Laws or help.  We will take it from here, LORD!  Thank you for our wonderful prophets and our beloved Jesus, but we have this now!  Bye!”

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This letter shows how mankind has changed; and also, how we should view this change regarding “our world today,” here in these last days.  It has happened so slowly that it is nearly impossible to see now.  EVERYTHING has become “normal” to us.

ONE OFF-TOPIC NOTE HERE:  Long ago, this author’s mother had cataract surgery while she was in her 70’s.  After the bandages were removed, she looked around the room and stated with amazement, “I have not seen this well since I was 16 years old.”  Her old clouded eyes were now able to see this world how it truly is.  The change happened so slowly, over perhaps 40 years, that she had no idea that it had even occurred.  Well, this author prays that just one, or two, folks find their “cataract surgery” here in this letter.  For in this letter, are some Truths and Laws of Christ that mankind set aside thousands of years ago.  Some were set aside over 2,000 years ago, some were set aside only a few hundred years ago; and some of God’s Truths were set aside, but just a few decades ago:  in our lifetime!  But that is exactly how cataracts work.  They cloud our vision of this world’s true beauty, they never get better, and indeed, they only get worse over time:  until that person decides to consciously turn toward that path which will correct their vision.  However, this author sometimes wonders if this world actually has Macular Degeneration (or AMR):  for which there is no cure.

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SO . . . hoping that this world only requires cataract surgery, this author intentionally presented the lesson about homosexuals first.  And did so with a purpose!  It was easy, it was popular, and quite honestly, it was just a tiny bit silly.  Silly?  Well, if you keep this life in its proper perspective, no person should spend hardly any amount of time even dwelling on the topic.  Proper perspective?  Yes, but this requires common sense.  So just how many verses of Scriptures did Christ ever devote to this subject, Himself?  Very, very few. Then we should follow His lead.  This is just not very important in most people’s daily lives!  Every person knowingly, and willingly, decides who they shall permit to enter, and then also, to remain in their life:  these are two separate decisions.  Or, at least they should be!  Every one of us should be doing this!

Read on:

Study Christ’s words spoken in the Book of Genesis, and you will find that the above trait, regarding “just who” we allow into our lives, was the most beloved trait that Christ used to describe Abraham:  to this entire world.  Indeed, Moses was instructed to record this very trait, there in Christ’s Book of Genesis.  (Always remember that Moses did not write the Book of Genesis:  Christ taught this book to Moses, so Moses only wrote what Christ taught him.)  And Christ placed this special lesson in Genesis for all mankind to learn, for an eternity.  Besides Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son, at the commandment of Christ, the words that Christ used in describing Abraham to Moses, (there in Genesis) for the rest of this world to follow was the best trait that Christ could ever hope for from mankind.  For who would not desire to be called, “the friend of God,” here in this world we now live in?  Never forget that Abraham was the only person ever identified, in any Scripture, as being the “friend of God.”  You will find this TRAIT of Abraham described in Genesis 18:19.  You will find Christ’s FEELINGS about Abraham described in James 2:23.  That would be James, who was the brother of Jesus:  and to whom Jesus probably revealed much information.  (Links open in a new window.)

These traits, which Christ loved in Abraham, must include the lives of our spouse, our children, and were extended to servants, slaves, and any friends of the family that we might possess.  For Abraham showed both “justice and judgment” in his personal life and Abraham required that every person in his household also show “justice and judgment” in their daily decisions.  This does not mean that he “demanded” this from them; it means that they knew what he “expected,” and they knew what they were to “provide.”  There was no dictatorship here, or heavy-handedness:  if a servant, employee, or stable-boy failed to demonstrate their honesty, integrity, and dependability to Abraham, then they were merely dismissed from Abraham’s realm of responsibility.  Abraham was merely assuring that his true family and all of his workers were surrounded only by decent and honest folks.  It was all quite simple, really.  These expectations went down to the lowest level of worker that Abraham possessed.

Abraham should be quite important to us all.  In ALL of the Scriptures that Christ delivered regarding Abraham, there is not one single verse of Abraham ever abusing the authority that he maintained regarding his circle of family, friends, and workers.  NOT ONE!  Oh, but Abraham possessed this power and authority.  When Abraham learned that his nephew had been captured by four kings passing through that land:  on their mission of rape, pillage, plundering, and gathering slaves to sell; only then did Abraham gather and arm his loyal servants and they utterly destroyed the combined armies of those four kings!  And Abraham kept nothing for himself.  The point of this story is that Christ has supplied an incredible amount of information regarding Abraham to this world, today.  Abraham had authority, but he never abused his authority.  And when his authority was required of him, he did not hesitate to use it.  Regardless of his great wealth, Abraham placed his own life on the line in that battle.

Now, here is a hint:  how and why did Abraham possess such a powerful and loyal army from only 318 adult servants?  It was Abraham’s years of righteous living that accomplished this:  or, to be more precise, Abraham had assured that all of them were honest, decent, and righteous men who had been protected from Satan’s influence:  and Satan’s sinful ways!  This is just one, simple, lesson of what Christ’s teachings can obtain, here in this world!  No, you say?  Just ask any Army General today what a small loyal band can accomplish.  It really is this simple.  And Abraham knew this.  Because Abraham spent years of righteous living to accomplish this.

Returning to today’s world, please understand that quite honestly, the topic of homosexuality rarely enters most folks “everyday life.”  Oh, it is commonly found on TV and in Hollywood movies, but truthfully, it is rarely found in the everyday life of most people.  So, while we must never deny the above Truths of Christ, here in this world; neither are we expected to organize “marches” in the name of Christ.  Christ has never instructed Christians (or Muslims) to be His Moral Army upon this Earth.  (Muslims, did you just learn how to destroy that cancer found within your faith?  Well, this Truth comes directly from your Qur’an!  And Christ’s Sermon on the Mount!)  Christ, Himself, will sort everything out on Judgment Day.  But Christ has definitely taught this world to never deny Him, nor His Truths:  as Peter did, three times.  Whenever it comes to moral questions, such as this, always place your complete faith upon Christ’s words spoken in His Sermon on the Mount!  Then, start fresh from there:  because there is nothing wrong with going back to our “compass,” now and then:  when we find ourselves thinking sinful thoughts.  Never hide from Christ’s Truths on this Earth; and never deny Christ’s Truths on this Earth, but also, never attempt to claim that you know of Christ’s Judgments regarding ANYTHING upon this Earth.  His Sermon on the Mount will keep any person firmly grounded in this humility.

But now, we come to the purpose of that homosexual lesson for the rest of this world.  This author could be wrong, but it seems to this author that it can be counted, on just a few fingers, how many times Christ directly addressed homosexuality in His Scriptures.  Again, this author could lose this argument.  But this author runs out of fingers, toes, appendages, and body parts when trying to count how many times Christ directly addressed adultery in His Scriptures!  Maybe, just maybe, heterosexual Christians should be much slower in condemning homosexuals and a bit quicker to condemn their own adultery in this world.  Christ detests both!  This author could make a fairly strong case that Christ detests adultery more than homosexuality:  sheerly by the numbers alone.

Christ’s Seventh Commandment to Moses:  thou shalt not commit adultery!  This author would venture a guess that on Judgment Day, there will be perhaps “one-thousand” heterosexual adulterers for every homosexual standing before Christ:  awaiting His Judgment.  And since Christ is obligated to keep His Word, from the day He created this world, this author would also venture a guess that there will be about one-thousand heterosexual adulterers cast into the fire for every homosexual.  And no, this does not mean a one-or-two-time hetero-or-homosexual sin that might have been committed in one’s silly youth.  It means those folks who showed Christ of their deliberately pursuing a life-long desire of satisfying their own physical and personal gratifications:  rather than following and obeying the rights-and-wrongs that Christ placed in every person’s heart, at their birth.

Yes, these are harsh words by this author.  Most Christian writers and speakers avoid this topic like “the plague:”  but Christ did not shy away from this topic in any of His Scriptures that He sent down to this world.  The words above are Christ’s teachings (and Laws) here in this world.  They are rare, but they are clear!  The point here is that no Christian church should put up a billboard, railing against homosexuals, because Christ did not erect any comparative “billboard within His Scriptures” to mankind.  Yet, in this author’s opinion, if any billboard were to be erected, in the name of Christ’s Scriptures, it most certainly would be about His Seventh Commandment:  adultery!  For there are a great many more “sinners” to deal with here, than the relative few homosexuals, throughout our history.

So, while we are talking about sin here (and the complete failure of today’s Christian leaders, AND ALL DENOMINATIONS, to publicly STAND-UP FOR THEIR CHRIST, and to then STAND ALONG-SIDE WITH CHRIST), let us continue.

Remember . . . this is Christ speaking:

Leviticus 20:8  And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them:  I am the LORD which sanctify you.

Leviticus 20:9  For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death:  he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Leviticus 20:10  And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:11  And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness:  both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 20:12  And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death:  they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 20:13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:  they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 20:14  And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness:  they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

These are hard words for Christians of today.  Our knowing that they come from our beloved Christ makes them even more difficult.  But there they are:  staring us in the face.  And there is our Christ, swearing that He would never change in the Book of Malachi!  Indeed, this was His final message before He came to us using the body of Jesus.  This can be painful for a Christian.  This author has been trying to figure out how to put this Truth of God on paper for 20-years now.  Truly!  It was the famine of Amos that showed me the way.  This author does not pretend to have the answers here.  This author fully understands that he could never throw any stone at a homosexual or an adulterer, but that does not make this author right.  When any person upon this Earth disagrees with God, that person is just wrong!  Period!  While this author cannot see any modern day solution to the problems presented in Christ’s Scriptures to Moses, above, this author can absolutely see the Truth of Christ’s Words to Amos:  regarding the great famine of this world not being able to find (or learn about) God’s Word here in this world.

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ONE IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE from this author:  Every Christian needs to understand the Book of Malachi just a bit more here.  The Book of Malachi was to be the final (and closing) Lesson of Christ’s entire Old Testament, and Christ knew this.  It is a very short book!  The Book of Malachi is actually Christ’s “good-bye message” for our next 500 years.  It closed a very special historical period:  both for God and mankind!  (This very special period is best described using the timeline of mankind.  In our first 2,000 years, Christ had only a limited involvement with mankind; through about the first ten chapters of Genesis:  that is all!  Then comes Abraham, about 2,000 years after Adam was created.  The 2,000 years between Abraham and Jesus comprises nearly ALL of Christ’s Old Testament:  meaning all but the first ten chapters.  In these 2,000 years, Christ was quite active, here in this world.  But after Malachi, Christ disappeared:  until Jesus showed up!)  After Malachi, Christ would send no more prophets between Malachi’s words and the birth of Jesus, our Messiah:  the most special messenger that God, our Father would ever send to this little world!  Every Christian needs to read Malachi, just once, and realize that it was our Christ who was saying a temporary (or, rather, an extended) good-bye to this world.  When studied with this understanding in mind, it truly is a beautiful farewell.  It is a short book:  only 4 pages in this author’s Bible.  Chapter 2, of Malachi, should be of particular interest to all Christian leaders and teachers, today.  Yes, it prophesied of Christ’s impending judgment against the entire Levitical-leadership system regarding the churches He would then build as a replacement model.  But it most certainly delivers a particular message to today’s Christian leaders and teachers who are just as guilty in their failing the Word of God, spoken by Amos:  particularly in Malachi 2:17, wherein you have wearied your CHRIST!  So, just as Christ was required to come down to this world, in order to save “that which was lost” in the days of ancient Jerusalem:  Christ is, once again, required by His Father to come down to this world in order to save “that which has been lost . . . AGAIN!

For you see . . . this is the full lesson of Christ’s Book of Revelation.  Nothing more, nothing less.

The Book of Malachi has only four chapters.  And by Christ’s design, there in His Old Testament farewell, we find four distinct messages.  Chapter 1 shows how much He loves us children of Jacob (later named Israel).  Christians, this means you!  The Ten lost Tribes of Israel ARE the Christian nations of today!  Most of Christ’s Elect, found in Revelation, shall come from the Christian nations of this world.  Just because mankind has lost track of these Christian Tribes of today, does not mean that Christ has lost them!  But this is far beyond the scope of this letter.  Just trust in Christ that He still understands (and accepts) that you are Jacob’s descendants:  and that He would never fail to keep the promises that He made regarding Jacob’s birthright and blessings given to “the ages.”  But know also, that you will take your full-part in the time of Jacob’s Trouble:  when it arrives, soon.  Chapter 2 is a very special message to all religious leaders of any faith.  Yes, this includes Christian leaders, Jewish leaders, and Muslim leaders of today.  It especially described the Jewish leaders of Jesus’ day, when He came here.  Pay particular attention to Malachi 2:14:  “. . . the LORD has been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth . . .”  Well, the “wife of their youth” was the sheep they were given back when they began their youthful ministries.  And their command from Christ was to care for and teach:  His Laws.  And in the ancient days, God’s religious leaders, the Levites, dealt treacherously with the wife of their youth.  In today’s world, this means . . . well, more than this letter is able to fully address.

This author would begin with today’s religious leaders’ outright dismissal of Christ’s Words which they choose to reject:  due to their Western vanities.  It would continue-on with today’s religious leaders turning EVERY Truth of God, which they do not understand, into something that is well, “just symbolic” or possibly “Spiritual-in-nature.”  With this “symbolic” nonsense, they are now free to delve into their own various personal vanities and beliefs!

Chapter 3 is one of only two Scriptures (other than the Qur’an), that explains the difference between Christ and Jesus.  (And what is the other?  Revelation 22:7 – 9.)  Do not think that verse 1 refers to Elijah:  no, Elijah is found in Chapter 4!  Indeed, it shows WHY Jesus taught everything that He taught to this world.  Just the first verse teaches that every Jew, back in Jesus’ day, should have been able to identify Jesus for who, and what, He was.  And yes, this applies to every Jew living today!  JEWS!  Please study Malachi 3:1 closely.  (Just this one verse.)  When you are finished, you might want to continue into the Book of Matthew.  For you see, Matthew was the next Scripture sent down to this world by your GOD!

But the curious part of Malachi 3 is that it appears to be a dual prophecy because there are many parts that apply to our world, today.  So, it might have taken place when Jesus began teaching the ancient Jews.  Obviously, every person back then had a choice to either accept, or reject, Jesus’ Words according to their observations, their beliefs, their religious teachers, what their parents and family taught them, and also their common sense!  (Does this sound like the case of most folks, here in today’s world?  Well, of course it does.)  So, what does one do in this case?  Well, this author suggests that every person just try to follow the Word of God:  meaning Christ’s Words in the teachings He sent down to this world.

The words found in Malachi 3 also appear to take place when Christ returns to this world, during the times of the events found in Revelation.  But there is one verse (Malachi 3:16) that should be of incredible interest to every Christian of today:  because it refers to our great famine of today.  (More on this below.)  Our world today is quite similar to the world that Christ came to visit, using the body of Jesus for a while.  The Jews, back in the days of Jesus were not an evil people.  They merely had no guidance from their leadership.  The Jews of those day were so entangled within the laws of man that they could no longer distinguish the Laws of God FROM the laws of man.  Man-made religious practices had become that confusing and demanding.  Just as  Jewish family trying to keep a Kosher refrigerator today.  (There were no refrigerators back then!).  Just as a Catholic person trying to understand the Sacrament of Confirmation.  (This author went through it as a teenager and can promise every reader here that the practice is not founded upon one single Word of God!)  The point of all of this is that our world today is not really all that different from the days when Jesus came to this world.  Any true believer of GOD was basically on their own.  (The 217 existing denominations of the Christian faith, just in North America can attest to that TODAY!  With each of them teaching different, and sometimes opposite, so-called truths of their god.)  So, this author presents one question here:  “Can a person seeking God, here today, distinguish between the Laws of God and the laws of religious leaders:  meaning the religious teachings of 217 denominations?”

Christ placed a very unique Scripture in Malachi 3 . . . just for these folks who are trying to find our true LORD GOD in a world that, pretty much has, no GOD.  This author has a hunch that this verse was actually meant for today’s world, here in the year 2020, when this letter was written.  This author is quite convinced of this because in this chapter, Christ states that all nations would call the people of Israel blessed.  That has never happened since David and Solomon left this world, which was some 600 years before Malachi taught these words.  And no reader, here, will ever hear the following taught in church:  but the lost ten tribes of Israel truly are the bulk of the existing Christian nations of this world.  Just because our religious leaders do not know where these tribes are, DOES NOT MEAN that Christ, OUR CREATOR, has lost track of them.  And the Christian nations of today truly are seen as “blessed” by the remainder of this world.  But even with their blessings, these Christian nations shall utter stout words against their Christ, in the end times.  Please remember that this is our beloved Christ speaking throughout Malachi.  In this special verse, Christ is describing a “new book” that He instructed to be kept:  regarding those who wanted to both find-and-return to the One True and Actual Christ; and the only success they were able to find was by way of their friends.  These are those folks who, finding no proper guidance, decided to follow what God had placed in their hearts, along with whatever Laws of God that they did know:  and finding this in some other folks, they clung, to one another.  But know now, that religious teachers, pastors, and ministers can definitely be counted as friends because they also seek our One True Christ (who is found only by way of His Word).  This author knows of a few who are not blindly married to their church doctrines, when confronted with an obvious Truth of God.  But only a few.

NOTE by jpw:  If you have a good King James Version of the Bible, please note that the original translators correctly notated that Malachi 3:16 was the beginning of a new paragraph in the original Hebrew text.  (An internet version, such as BibleGateway, will not suffice here:  it must be a printed book.)  This indicates that it is the beginning of a new direction of God’s Conversation here.  Therefore, it is not connected to the prior verses.  And yes, technically, the ancient Hebrews did not really have paragraphs as we know them, but they used different types of spaces to designate paragraphs.  This is made simple here.  (Link opens in a new window.)  Again, Malachi 3:16, below, is a new paragraph and has no connection to the prior verses:

Malachi 3:16  Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another:  and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Please remember that those were Christ’s Words as delivered to Malachi.  That term “remembrance” was the Strong’s Hebrew word H2146.”  (Link opens in a new window.)  About one third of the time, it means a true remembrance; one third of the time it is used to describe a memorial, such as a pile of stones; and one third of the time it was used to describe both, such as God placing a memorial in the forehead, between the eyes, regarding those who kept all of the Laws that Christ sent down to Moses.  This always included His ordinances which all Christians are taught were “hung on the cross.”  Please note that Christ included His ordinances in Malachi 3:14, just two verses prior.

Here are some of the other verses of Malachi 3 this author mentioned above.  Words which accurately describe our Western world of today:

Malachi 3:12  And all nations shall call you blessed:  for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

Note by jpw:  This never happened after Malachi wrote these words.  For after his words, the lands of Israel were controlled by a seeming endless number of foreign military-type leaders beginning with Alexander the Great and ending with their place under that infamous “Roman Boot.”

Malachi 3:13  Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD.  Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?

Malachi 3:14  Ye have said, It is vain to serve God:  and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

Malachi 3:15  And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

NOTE by jpw:  Does this sound like our current world?  Once again, here is the next verse in this conversation:

Malachi 3:16  Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another:  and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

But then we come to Chapter 4 . . .

Chapter 4 is a very special chapter of Christ’s Old Testament:  just 6 verses in length.  It is one of the shortest chapters in the Bible, but it carries a special message from Christ:  here in His Farewell.  Indeed, this Chapter 4 fully describes this author’s intent regarding this entire lesson!  Sadly, Christ did a better job in Malachi 4 than this pathetic author can possibly present.  Every Christian needs to study Malachi 4 closely!  You can find this special chapter of Malachi here!”  (Link opens in a new window.)

Please notice Christ’s “FINAL AND CLOSING” instruction of His entire Old Testament, found in Malachi 4:4.  Christians!  This is your beloved Christ’s FINAL instruction given from His entire Old Testament.  And it instructs every future Christian to remember His Laws, Commandments, statutes, and judgments sent down from Mount Horeb.  Obviously, Christ is setting-up His entire New Testament Gospel here, so Christians should really pay attention here.  The lesson of Mount Horeb is found here.”  (Link opens in a new window.)  Christ’s Words here in the closing Book of the Old Testament will prove to every Christian, who ever took a breath, that everything you have read, above, is absolutely correct.  No matter what your denomination has taught you.

In just a bit, below, we shall reconcile the two “seemingly different” Christs of this world and everything you have read here shall make sense!  And Malachi, it seems to this author at least, is an excellent book to keep Christians’ feet “firmly planted” in Christ’s Scriptures and Truths.

But while we are here in Malachi 4, every person WHO EVER DREW A BREATH upon this world, should study Malachi 4:2 much closer:  if they care to see their own future in God’s Kingdom of Heaven.  Not just Heaven, but the Kingdom of Heaven.

And every person should do so, as if their eternal soul depended upon our beloved Christ.  For in this one little verse, Christ states, beyond any shadow-of-doubt, that we shall ALL follow every “footstep” that He has personally presented to us, here upon this Earth!  Someday!  It might take a billion, or so, years, but we shall all follow in His footsteps, hopefully!  This is Christ speaking here:

Malachi 4:2  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

And so, we shall truly be . . . the calves of Christ’s stall.  And what do calves grow up to be?

Most folks, of today, are not aware of this, but when a newborn calf comes into this world, they require several days of shelter from the sun, and any other harsh elements that might exist in that time of the year.  But even in perfect weather, all newborn calves require their time out of the sun.  All dairy calves are provided this shelter at the 100% level because their cows are generally kept in close-quarters:  especially if they are about to birth.  Good-and-caring ranchers provide their beef calves with rudimentary shelters from the sun:  always on high ground, dry soil, and scattered, here-and-there across their lands:  with the open side facing the north.  All “good” ranchers understand that the mother cows will deliver in the vicinity of these shelters; and that all new-born calves will instinctively migrate to these shelters:  and remain there until they decide to venture out.  Lesser-caring ranchers provide nothing, requiring the mother cow to spend several hours per day standing over her newborn because the newborns require much sleep, and limited direct sunlight.  When Malachi wrote these words, all who heard his words understood them.  But this is not the case, today.  Also, quite honestly, this author has never heard of stalls being provided for newborn calves, but quite honestly, this author has never known such a caring God:  as our Christ!

And if any person, reading this letter, would like to know the difference between a farmer and a rancher, their best answer shall be found here.  (And get ready for a much needed laugh here in this so-heavy-handed letter.)

Please try to answer one very important question (in your own mind) before continuing!

What do all calves grow up to be?  (If people do not eat them first, of course.)

All calves grow up to be parents, themselves!  One day protecting their own calves from the sun.  Meaning that we shall one day grow up to be that Sun of righteousness for “our own calves” of “our own stall.”  On our own world, which we Created.  And we shall return to that world and be born again:  by way of a virgin, and God’s Holy Spirit.  (Just as Jesus taught and Nicodemus understood.)

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Please keep in mind, those Laws of Moses, detailed above, which Christ still demands that we follow in today’s world.  Now, after reading our section (just above, in green text) which shows us the next billion, or so, years of our eternal lives, in HEAVEN, this author must ask two questions here from each reader.

FIRST:  After understanding Malachi 4:2 above, just how much importance do you now place upon your being “politically correct” in trying not to offend the various evils which have been supported by Satan in this world, today?  Actually, this author would like to rephrase that last question for our world today!  So, WHO created this world?  Satan or Christ?

SECOND:  After understanding the importance of Malachi 4:2 above, do you think Christ desires us to be “tolerant” of various types of sinners that we “might consider inviting” into our lives, and the lives of our family?  Actually, this author would like to rephrase that question also for our world today!  So, WHO knows better what is right-and-wrong for mankind?  Satan or Christ?

YOUR HELP:  Always be mindful of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.  For in His lesson, Christ described exactly who will be the first to enter not only God’s Heaven, but also God’s Kingdom!  (These are two entirely separate entities, beyond the scope of this letter, so forget that for now.)  Never forget that we are to be humble, meek, merciful, seeking only righteousness, and peacemakers.  But never forget the lesson of Abraham, either!  “Actively ensuring” that Justice and Judgment shall be maintained in our personal lives.  Abraham succeeded through both strength and a quiet honor:  learned from his Friend, Christ, who is our God and our Creator!

A HINT FROM THIS AUTHOR:  The only change (that this author can see) required by God, regarding all Christians of today, is to merely “reconcile” the two Christs that they think they see standing in front of them.  Well, this is easy.  Apparently, Christians just need glasses.  Here are your glasses:

Christians have never understood the “timeline of Christ” in this world.  Christ has always had a plan for this world:  His Father gave this to Him.  For the first 2,000 years, Christ basically left mankind alone so we could “fill the Earth.”  That is not exactly right, but it is close enough for this letter.  For 2,000 years, Christ allowed mankind to rule this world, on its own, having His Ways written into the heart of every person who was ever born.  With these “Godly rights-and-wrongs” written into our hearts, mankind should have been able to govern itself properly.  But mankind failed, with no further guidance from Christ.  Now, in this author’s Bible, the first 2,000 years of mankind’s existence takes place in just 14 pages.  Mankind had completely failed Christ, our LORD.  Then, Abraham was born (about 2,000 years after Adam was created).  Beginning with Abraham, Christ took a major part in this world’s events.  Christ now performed “innumerable and indescribable works” throughout the next 2,000 years of mankind’s existence.  To illustrate the immensity of Christ’s ancient works-and-deeds here, the “remainder of His Old Testament” requires 1,304 pages of this author’s Bible.  So, we have 14 pages for our first 2,000 years of history; and then 1,300 pages for our next 2,000 years.  Then, according to His Word (Promise), Christ then visited HIS WORLD using the body (and name) that we now call Jesus.  Know now, that Jesus did not just “pop-up” in history!  Christ’s Old Testament is FULL of Christ teaching that He would come as Jesus and even how this world would treat this Jesus:  right down to His coat not being torn into pieces at His death, but rather they cast lots for it.  All of this is true!  Psalm 22:  here and here.”  And Christ taught these words 1,000 years before Jesus was born.

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The time that Christ spent here, using the name and body of Jesus, was just a few short years when you consider Christ’s full 6,000-year timeline of working toward mankind’s benefit, beginning with Adam.  And according to the timeline that His Father gave Him, after He was crucified, Christ then left this world, and left mankind:  to see if mankind would choose to follow His Known Ways, His Known Laws, and His Known Commandments, OR TO SEE IF mankind would choose to follow “their own ways, their own laws, and their own vanities:  for our final 2,000-year period.  More so than any who have gone before us, we Christians also have the life Christ lived through that Earthly body of Jesus:  as a great guidance.  Through Jesus, Christ showed us that, indeed, it can be done:  meaning “this life that He asks from us!”  This is why Christ came here using the body of Jesus.  As Malachi 3:1 taught above, this was the purpose of “Jesus.”

Three distinct periods of about 2,000 years.  And soon, the final 1,000 years shall belong to Christ!  Our Creator!  Coming in the foreseeable future.

Hence . . . the purpose of this letter!

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Remember that everything Christ placed in His Old Testament was more than enough to get any person to Heaven, and also His Father’s Kingdom of Heaven!  Christ did not fail in this!  So Christians, stop placing yourselves at “the center of Christ’s universe” (meaning Jesus).  Christ does not fail.  Christ did not fail with the ancient Hebrews, nor any of the others.  The lesson here is that we Christians just happen to find ourselves near the end of this final 2,000-year period of where Christ’s Plan has Him purposely “staying out of this world,” Scripture-wise:  so that He can observe us in how we freely choose to follow (or not follow) His Ways, His Laws, His Commandments, and even His Life which He actually proved to us:  through the body of Jesus.  (Ask yourself right now, quite honestly, “how much more can ANY GOD do for HIS people in just 6,000 short years of existence?”)  As each reader sits here today (along with this author), we are merely folks who are living near the end of Christ’s 2,000-year period of leaving this world to its own devices:  given all of His magnificent Gifts stated above.  His next 1,000-year period, approaching most anytime in the near future, will be that period where He rules this Earth Himself!  And He will show us how it should be properly done!  Even more so, to show us how it should have always been done, were it not for our own short-comings, and failures!

So now, here is some very serious, and detailed, help for all Christians!  To any Christian who has made it this far in our letter:  YOU ARE A ROCK!  This has been a very difficult letter.  So now, you shall find some very serious help.

Set aside your glasses now, for Christ is about to remove your cataracts.  And everything in this letter is about to become easy.  For those who have made it this far, YOU ARE A ROCK!

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QUITE THANKFULLY . . . THIS HELP COMES FROM CHRIST, HIMSELF.

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OUR ORIGINAL CHRIST of the Old Testament mostly delivered messages to our religious and civic leaders (meaning the “elders” of our communities) on how to use His Ways to GOVERN His sheep (meaning us!).  Our religious and civic leaders are expected to follow Christ’s Laws which were sent down to Moses.  His Laws were never secret:  we all know, and understand, His Laws.  Our God, Christ, has sworn that He will never change!  This lesson is easy and is actually quite beneficial for our understanding Him.  Christ’s Old Testament gives our elders (meaning our judges) HIS FULL AUTHORITY to continue enforcing both God’s Laws and God’s Punishments upon this Earth.  This is quite easy also.  Christ issued THIS AUTHORITY (and God’s “full protection” that comes with it) to our law enforcement folks, and our judges).  This authority continues until Christ returns to this world, as described in His Book of Revelation.  Christ created this Old Testament “institution” so as to assist individuals in their pursuit of living lawful lives, here on this Earth!  Every Christian, today, should understand that a truly good person (who follows God’s Ways) never really needs to be concerned about God’s Punishments, in their own lives.  Rather, these were sent down, by Christ, to PROTECT truly good Christians, and other folks!  In this, “our elders” will never, but ever, find the wrath of God as long as they fully observe the Laws that Christ sent down to Moses!  Indeed, our elders will sleep very well, at night, knowing that they obeyed Christ’s Laws, here on this Earth.  But they ought not to sleep well, at night, if they are younger, and most likely corrupt:  meaning that they “could still be chasing” the vanities-of-this-world (as Solomon learned about himself and then taught so well) and attempting to make “certain legal deals” with some folks, friends, relatives, or any other questionable folks who wish to bypass Christ’s known Laws, Commandments, and Punishments.  Younger folks have a life to build!  So, they are easily confused and always tempted by shades-of-grey!  Our Elders have typically passed through that vanity-ridden stage of life; and can see how inconsequential their youthful “shades-of-gray” were.  By Christ’s Design, their society no longer requires their muscles or their labor:  rather, their society is expected to greatly thirst for the wisdom they possess!  Our original Christ of the Old Testament understood His Design, and this is why He taught Moses to place our Elders as our Judges!  Christ never intended this job to be awarded to a youthful person who is “merely” able to win an election:  based upon their name, their money, or their looks.

Christians!  Learn this lesson from our Christ of the Old Testament!

What does any election, in this western world, have to do with the Ways and Laws of God?

Christians!  Your elders are God’s gift to you.  Use them . . . to judge this world according to the wisdom they have attained throughout their many years.  They can be of great benefit to you.

 

As an interesting side note here:  can you imagine an America where every person running for Congress, today, must be at least 70 years old?  (EUROPE, there is a great lesson here for you too.)  No more worries about term-limits.  An incredible reduction in corruption.  And a harsh, wise, and stubborn prosecution for any government fraud and waste.  This list could go on indefinitely.  Our American forefathers knew this Godly Principle well.  Exceedingly well!  In the mid-1700’s, the average life expectancy in North America was 36 years of age.  You may reference this here.”  (Today, in 2020, that number is 78 years of age.)  Our forefathers never considered term-limits because they thought they had that under control by setting the minimum age for President at 35 years old.  For the Senate, that age was 30 years old.  Quite sadly, our forefathers never considered the advent of antibiotics, medicines, clean water, better healthcare, refrigeration, et al.

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OUR SAME CHRIST of the Gospels mostly delivered messages to every individual on how to use His Ways to live their own lives, day-by-day, according to His Laws that were sent down to Moses.  We are expected to find this knowledge in His Laws and His Commandments that He has forever taught this world to follow.  And no, the vast majority of us are not “elders!”  Our elders, or rulers, are supposed to protect their tribes, villages, nations, or kingdoms by way of Christ’s Laws and Commandments.  FAILING THIS!  Christ’s Laws and Commandments are so perfect, that they also work at the “individual level.”  But this is where folks get confused.  We are never to take (and attempt to execute!) Christ’s “Old Testament Laws” by ourselves, according to our youthful whims and/or vanities and/or our youthful angers.  To do this actually violates the Ways of Christ’s Father and the Laws of Christ, as given to Moses:  meaning two witnesses, our elders being the judges, and a few other things such as accidental or intentional offenses, the severity of the offense, and a few other conditions!  Christ teaches this very lesson in John 8 above:  regarding that poor woman caught in adultery.  In that lesson, those religious leaders failed Christ’s Father, our LORD GOD, in Heaven:  and they failed Christ’s Laws, as given to Moses!  Indeed, they truly failed in every possible way:  including their mandated responsibility of maintaining God’s Laws so as to KEEP THEIR NATION UNDER GOD’S PROTECTION!  (One question by this author please:  are we talking about “the old days,” or are we talking about “these current days?”  It is so easy to lose one’s place in history!  But here, in this year of 2020, we find everybody judging “everybody else.”  And this is happening with no regard for any Laws of God, or even any laws of mankind!)  Every person upon this Earth is expected to require their leaders to always follow Christ’s Laws here:  they do not have to be perfect, but they have to at least try!  And every person upon this Earth is expected to REJECT any leaders who do not follow Christ’s Laws:  even if it means to die for Christ’s Laws.  Few Christians understand the following:  but all of Christ’s Old Testament prophets died . . . in Jerusalem:  trying to teach the religious and political leaders of their erring ways.  You will find this here.  (Link opens in a new window.)

OUR ENTIRE WORLD TODAY, here in the year 2020, is witnessing this unique event and this unique Truth of God:  regarding Christ’s Muslim faith refusing to control (and to remove!) that cancer found within those religious leaders who fail to follow Christ’s peaceful teachings to Muhammad.

(This author’s authority, here, was explained to all Christians in John 10:16, so very long ago.  And this author’s authority, here, was explained to all Muslims in the Qur’an 46:10, so very long ago.)  Both links, in blue, open in new windows.

The Muslim problem today is quite similar to those Christians who lived through, AND IGNORED, the religious prosecution and oppression of folks such as Luther, Wycliffe, Purvey, et al; and other events such as the Spanish Inquisition, the burning of witches, and John Calvin’s gut-wrenching torture and persecution of innocent Anabaptists, several hundred years ago.  Christians!  Know that Christ’s teachings to Muhammad were identical to His teachings to Moses!  Only the Sabbath was not required from the Muslims:  and Christ fully explained this difference to Muhammad, in His Qur’an!  But Christians, today, would have no desire to learn of Christ’s Word sent down to the Muslims:  found here.  (Link opens in a new window.)

Oh, but they should . . . for there is so much wisdom to be found there . . . in Christ’s Words.

The saddest part of everything here . . . is that the solution to the Muslim problems of today are found in the Bible.  The solution to the Christian problems of today are found in Christ’s Qur’an.  BUT NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE OTHER!  This is how perfect Christ, our Creator, and our Lord . . . IS, WAS, AND ALWAYS SHALL BE!

But I digress . . . again.  Sorry about that.  Let us continue.

No person, by their self, is ever permitted by Christ to decide another person’s guilt or punishment regarding anything, here in this world.  (That would definitely include a man named Jesus who was asked to judge a woman accused of adultery.)  Yes, keep these people out of your lives, but do not attempt to punish them in the name of Christ.  Our government’s use of Christ’s Laws, as given to Moses, fully relieves (and indeed, PROHIBITS!) all individuals from needing to enforce God’s Ten Commandments upon others, in their personal lives.  RATHER, we are to bring such unlawful people before our “elders,” who are fully authorized, by Christ, to judge and execute His prescribed punishments upon any who are found guilty, under God’s Law.  In God’s definition of this word, “to judge” another person means to determine their guilt or innocence, decide upon the appropriate punishment, and then to execute/order, this punishment.  Jesus never, once, taught any person to do this of their own accord.  (Similarly, Christ/Allah, never taught any Muslim person to do this of their own accord!)  No “single person” has Christ’s Authority to determine another person’s guilt or punishment anywhere in this world.  He only granted this authority to our “elders:” so as to safely determine these punishments, according to His guidelines as given to Moses.

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Just how do we Christians combine these two Christs?

We do it by way of Abraham, our forefather:  where the bulk of Christ’s work all started, some 4,000 years ago!  Abraham is the only person identified as being the Friend of God.”  (It must be noted here, that Abraham never kept the Sabbath, Abraham was neither baptized nor born again, Abraham never went to communion or even set foot in any church.  And while Abraham never accepted Jesus as his Savior, he absolutely loved, and obeyed, Christ, our CREATOR!  He was neither a Hebrew, Jew, Christian, nor Muslim:  yet all of these people did come directly from his two sons.  But he was, truly, the Friend of God, so maybe there is a great lesson here for every person!)  In the Old Testament (Genesis), Christ taught Moses what He loved the most about Abraham.  Abraham exercised justice and judgment!”  (Both links, here, open in new windows.)  Please study the second link closely, because these are the very traits that caused Christ to give all of His “Biblical Blessings” to Abraham, our forefather.  Christ clearly stated this in the second link, above.

NOTE by jpw:  It should be noted that Abraham loved Christ, even in his youth.  Sometime after Abraham reached the age of consent, he destroyed (smashed) several figurines his father, Terah, had made.  His father worshiped these little statues (or figurines) as false gods.  So again, Abraham broke them into pieces.  Because of this, his father cast him out of the family house.  Also, the entire village cast him out into the wilderness.  Abraham never exhibited violence against his father, family, or village:  he just left.  Because of this instance of “justice and judgement,” and a life-long history of the same, Christ became Abraham’s friend.  (A pretty good friend to have.)

Indeed, Christ made Abraham so wealthy, that the land could not support Abraham, his cattle, his workers, his servants, and that of his nephew, Lot.  These traits show that Abraham did not tolerate deviant behavior in his hired laborers, his servants, his family, his friends, nor anywhere within his sight!  By keeping evil people and evil deeds out of his entire realm of responsibility (meaning his life), Abraham was able to both, deliver and maintain, a truly good and gracious environment for all those around him.  Not just for his family, but everyone who had any part in his life!  These words, of Genesis 18:19 in the second link above, are some of the kindest and most straightforward words that Christ placed in His Old Testament:  especially the final dozen words.  We today can truly accomplish the same by keeping evil deeds (and evil people) out of our lives and indeed, out of our sight, whenever we find it!  Now, Christians might have trouble with this concept of Abraham because Christians are taught words to the effect of:  as we judge others, so shall we be judged by God (meaning on Judgment Day, one would assume).”  (Link opens in a new window.)  Christians fail to understand both Books of God here in this lesson.  Abraham never judged anyone:  meaning to determine their guilt, their punishment, and then “mete” (meaning to execute) their punishment.  Notice Christ’s words about “mete” in Matthew 7:2 quite carefully in that last link provided.  Abraham never “meted-out” punishment.  But Abraham did “cast out” those evil folks and their evil deeds from his realm of responsibility.  Realm of Responsibility?  Well, that would include his hired help, his servants, his family, and his relatives, such as Lot, his nephew.  According to our beloved Christ, the WORST trait that Christians could EVER seek to possess is one of “tolerating the existence of evil deeds, evil people, or any evil ways in our lives!”  This is just one reason why Christ spent so much time (in Genesis) explaining His Friend Abraham to Moses, there in the desert.

TO JUDGE, in Christ’s Eyes, means to determine innocence or guilt by ourselves; and then to determine that person’s punishment; and finally, to actually “mete” (or carry-out) that punishment upon another person.  Christ clearly explained all of this in that last link.

(OUR JUDGES, in Christ’s Eyes, are fully expected, by Christ, to do everything stated above; as long as Christ’s Laws are being followed.)

TO EXERCISE JUSTICE AND JUDGMENT, in Christ’s Eyes, means to keep evil people out of your life, and the lives of those that you love, and YES, out of the lives of those who you might be responsible for:  even if it is to your own detriment (financially, spiritually, or otherwise)!  This is NOT judging that person.  Rather, it is our exercising that very justice and judgment which Christ personally showed to this world, through His body of Jesus, regarding those people that we have chosen to protect!  (Link opens in a new window:  and yes, that link is precisely why Jesus died for us.  And He did so with no violence.)  It means those folks who we hold near-and-dear to our heart!  Exactly as Abraham demonstrated.  While Christ was here, using the body of Jesus, He punished no person!  Allow your elders and judges to punish evil-doers, but guard your life and the lives of your loved ones very, very much:  as if their lives depended on you.

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It can be argued, with some authority, that there are no solutions, today, regarding the Christian dilemmas shown in the Scriptures above.  No part of Christ’s Truths, detailed above, have been taught in but a scant few Christian denomination for many generations now.  Some parts of Christ’s Truths, detailed above, have not been taught in any Christian denomination for many hundreds of years now.  Christ taught, through Amos, that all of this would happen; and it certainly has happened.  Revelation teaches that mankind will never overcome any of these deficiencies:  and that Christ shall indeed pour-out His Father’s wrath . . . much worse than He did with Sodom and Gomorrah, back in Abraham’s day.  But one must always remember that all of these prophecies describe the national (or worldly) level-of-events and God’s Wrath.  Christ’s Truths of this world have never (in a single instance) prohibited any successes found at the individual-level:  meaning you, your family, your neighbors, or your friends.  The Book of Ruth, found in His Bible, proves this to the entire world.  Ruth and Naomi lived during some of the most lawless times of Israel’s history.  But they were strong, they stayed-true to God’s teachings (knowing that He was right), and they excelled greatly in their “lawless” world of that day!  All folks, today, Christian or otherwise, need to truly heed the warnings and Truths of Christ in Revelation!  And then remember the story of Ruth and Naomi.  Many answers shall be delivered to us with earnest and diligent prayer on our part:  and with much contemplation.  But not all answers will come.  Why?  Because Christ has already answered us by teaching so, so many words regarding Abraham, our forefather, who was the Friend of God!

Maybe . . . just maybe . . . before we pray to Christ, should we consider studying what Christ has already sent down for us to learn?  If you (the reader here) were Christ, would you expect your children to at least attempt to hold up “their end” of this great matter which teaches of “their” eternal future?  (Let’s put this another way:  if you were GOD and your children didn’t care, would YOU care?)  If you agree, then know now that His Words are a “great read,” and you will not be disappointed.  They are quite enjoyable and very educational.

NOTE by jpw:  This author feels compelled to place the above words in this letter because he, years ago, had a wonderful niece who was quite excited about being part of a movement called, I Am Second.  It was a movement where folks declared, publicly, that they place Christ First, in their life.  Well, this author found that to be a wonderful trait for a young woman who was nearing the age of 30:  and about to be married.  So, this author started a conversation with just a few surprising facts about Christ’s Gospels, but that young niece quickly stopped this author, with the explanation of, “Well, I have never actually read the Bible.”  So this author continues to wonder, ten years later, Who Is Second?

Study, just a bit, Christ’s punishments in Scriptures:  and notice that He only sends them to the worst of people.  Be a little selfish here and learn what your future holds for you, personally.  And then study Christ’s blessings in Scriptures.  You will quickly find that He only gives His blessings to those who follow His leadership!  (This does not mean “those who merely desire His blessings.”)  This means those who continually try to follow His Laws, His Ten simple Commandments, etc..  Christ really is not all that demanding!  Indeed, He is quite reasonable in His expectations.  Notice too, that He never punishes one, or two little mistakes here or there.  No, Christ fully understands mistakes.  He only punishes lifelong decisions regarding folks who know that they are breaking those Laws which He wrote in their hearts at birth, but they just do not care about this!  But for each reader here, knowing that His expectations are quite reasonable, you might decide that you want to read more.  And now, you truly have a direction.  It is all there, waiting for you:  indeed, it is calling for you.  (Today’s disjointed world – in the year 2020 – having no direction from anyone, is proof of that!)  Your following Christ’s Laws and His Word is much, much more important than understanding anything about our future!  But if you really want to learn about mankind’s future, meaning your future, know that the Book of Ezekiel was Christ’s “Revelation” of His Old Testament.  Then the New Testament has its Book of Revelation from Christ.  In His Qur’an, Christ scattered many hitherto unknown details regarding the days of “Revelation” all through that Scripture.  They are not concentrated in any single Book.  However, there are a great many “new” details that are found in Christ’s Qur’an.  Just one of them is how to “see” the mark of the beast on those who possess it.  And yes, that mark truly existed 1,500 years ago:  Christ says so.

Christ only revealed this knowledge about 1,500 years ago . . . to those folks who welcomed it into their lives!

Never fear Christ, my friend.  And trust that when you find something that is “not from Him” . . . YOU WILL KNOW!  Never lose faith in yourself and never be afraid of a new opportunity to learn God’s Word.  Yes, that would be our Christ:  God’s Word (found in John 1:1).

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AFTER READING SOME OF CHRIST’S WORDS, AND DECIDING THAT YOU LIKE THEM,

HERE IS ONE THING YOU SHOULD NOT DO:

NEVER DISMISS THEM AS NONSENSE . . .

There is a large church in this Western World that teaches its members to completely ignore any of Christ’s warnings about the Beast, the Mark of the Beast, the number of his name, and any influence that Satan might be able to sneak into their lives.  Why?  Because they believe they have found a loophole in God’s Truths.  With this loophole, they believe they can entirely bypass that decision which Christ will someday make regarding those who deserve that the Mark of the Beast be placed upon them.  (And please do remember, always, that Satan has no authority to place any mark upon any person.  This is because Satan has no authority in deciding who goes to Heaven and who goes to hell.)  So, this church claims the exclusive ownership of a verse which teaches about God’s angels sealing those who shall be immune from the wrath of God that shall pour out upon this world in the end-days.  They do not need to guard themselves against Satan, Satan’s ways, nor the Mark of the Beast because they will have been “previously sealed” by God’s angels in Revelation 7:3.  So if their members “only pursue” that which is required to obtain the seal described in Revelation 7:3, then the Mark of the Beast cannot possibly be applied to them!  Simple!

Well, there are a few problems here, beginning with the very next verse.  In Revelation 7:3, God’s angels seal only those “last remaining servants of God,” whose number is exactly 144,000.

Revelation 7:3  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Revelation 7:4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed:  and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

These “servants of God” are the “final remnant” of God’s true servants found scattered across this entire world, in the latter days.  (Christians, you might not appreciate, nor approve of these Truths of God, but there they are:  quoted above!  Nothing symbolic, a simple and precise Truth, a detailed description, and an exact number:  decided by Christ, Himself!  What more can Christ say here?  Truthfully, any Christian pastor who presents this Truth of God as “symbolic” is merely trying to justify their “obvious exclusion” from the numbers and geographic details found in this Scripture of God.  So once they have convinced others that this Scripture is only symbolic, they are then free to head-off in any direction of falsehoods that suits their fancy.  Christians, please remember that this letter is about the great Famine of Amos.  You will never hear the Truths, above, taught to you elsewhere.)  These “servants of God” were described, by Christ, as “the elect” in Matthew 24:24.  Never mind that these Elect are called from all twelve tribes of Israel; and never mind that they are scattered all over this Earth.  Never mind that not one of these 144,000 are ever identified as Christians, in Christ’s Bible.  Oh, Christ surely knew the words:  He could have easily said, “this many from the church of Laodicea, this many from the church of Ephesus, etc., etc.”  Christ certainly knew the words!  Yet, this Christian church claims “ownership” of all of these 144,000 Elect.  However, since this Christian church has a current membership, well into the millions, worldwide, this church faces an enormous “math problem.”  Because their actual membership far exceeds God’s prescribed 144,000, who are God’s Elect (and shall truly be sealed by His angels) this church then twists God’s Word (in the very next verse!) so that the 144,000 described by God, in Revelation 7:4, is only “symbolic of a different number that is found elsewhere in Scriptures, describing “ten-thousand times ten-thousand.”  Well, one problem here is that the “ten-thousand times ten-thousand phrase,” found in Revelation 5:11, it is detailing the number of God’s angels (and other beings) that surround His Throne in Heaven.  So here, with but a stroke of their own pen, this church managed to hide their huge math problem from their followers!  This is their ONLY support for being able to teach their church members that they are God’s Elect!  In this recklessness, they have left their followers completely defenseless regarding the teachings of Christ, in hundreds of other Scriptures, which attempt to warn them of how Satan might gain influence in this world, and in their lives.

NOTE by jpw:  Each reader here can rest assured that Christ is not stupid, Christ knows exactly what He is teaching us, Christ knows the difference between His churches and His Twelve Tribes of Israel, and that Christ does not make mistakes.  The 144,000 are His Elect.  His Elect are described in Matthew and all through His Book of Revelation and there is absolutely no mistaking them for any particular church upon this Earth.  Indeed, the description that Christ gives to John, regarding these elect, actually prohibits them all coming from just one church.  You shall never hear any Christian Pastor or teacher teaching the words you just read:  because in their own minds, their hard work cannot have been done in vain; so their followers must certainly be God’s Elect!  Hence, every Christian denomination has their own perversion of this Truth of God!  They have to!  Because no Christian faith is capable of admitting that they are not among God’s elect.  This is a very bitter pill to swallow.  Yet, no matter what ANY Christian faith teaches their followers in this world, every reader here can rest “assured” upon Christ’s promises that there are not 144,001 of Christ’s Elect to be found upon this Earth.

A FURTHER NOTE by jpw:  Below is another great Truth, spoken by Christ, but you shall find it taught in but a few Christian denominations of today:

Matthew 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

This is truly a great Truth of God, never understood by this world:  and a wonderful example of this world’s great Famine regarding their inability to find the Word of God spoken in their midst!  Most Christians, today, have been taught something along the following line:  “Never mind those Elect, because they are all Hebrews anyway!  And know that you won’t even be here in those days because God is going to Rapture you up to Heaven.”  While the above words of Christ (in Matthew 24:13 and Daniel 12:12) completely show the Rapture to be one of Satan’s lies to this world, this is not the purpose of this letter.  No!  No indeed!  The words of Matthew 24:13 and Daniel 12:12 are the GREATEST HOPE for all Christians who now understand that they cannot find the true Words of Christ being taught in this world, TODAY!

Trust Christ . . . always trust in Christ!  He will always provide a path, no matter how late it is.

Christ’s words, throughout all of His Scriptures sent down to this world:  teach that “there is no escape” from His coming Judgment.  There is no escape from us standing before the Lamb when the Books are opened.  Christians have forever been taught “to look for an escape” from God’s Truths in this world.  But noNo indeed!  Christ’s words above show us our path THROUGH!  Christ’s words give us a certain strength and hope, beforehand!  That strength is “our commitment to Him.”  That hope is His Promise that He has truly provided a “path through:”  and many will indeed, make it through!  Christ teaches this.  You see, Christ has forever taught this world that all hope comes ONLY through His Word, His Ways, and His Laws.  But there is a path!  And there is a strength to be found in this path.  ENDURE!  Christ teaches us to endure!  SO ENDURE IN HIS WAYS!

Most folks do not know this, but the entirety of a chicken’s day is spent scratching the dirt.  They are always on the look-out for any bug that shows movement.  Old country folks who survived the Great Depression teach the younger parts of their families:  “When times get tough, then be a chicken:  and just keep scratching.”  Chickens always endure because they follow what they know:  in the good times and in the bad.

NEVER, BUT EVER, LOOK FOR AN ESCAPE!  This is the opposite of what Christians are taught in today’s world!  In Revelation, Christ does not even provide an escape for His elect.  He helps them a bit, but He also declares that they shall be required to “pass through” the entire tribulation period, in our end-days.

ONLY SATAN expects this world to “imagine” an escape from what Christ says “is coming” in Matthew, Revelation, Ezekiel, His Qur’an, and other places!  Whether that “imagined” escape comes by way of a Rapture, promises of being in GOD’s Elect, or a twelfth Imam savior:  only Satan desires mankind to feel “deserving” of a special escape from our impending Truth of God.  Why?  Because he has personally designed every escape option available to mankind; and he has made certain that they all lead to his lies!  For you see, the name of our religion matters not to Satan!

Satan only desires to be “our god” . . . so he needs us “defenseless!”

Satan can only be “our god” . . . after he convinces us to reject Christ’s Words, as placed in GOD’s Scriptures!

Our believing in any sort of escape from the promises placed in Christ’s Eternal Words opens a wide door for Satan to enter our lives, by way of his lies!

My friend, you will find many, many strengths that Christ has laid down in the path mentioned above.  Again, that path is His True Word.  For instance, we can all rely upon (and benefit from) the goodness of God’s Elect:

Matthew 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:  but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

(Yet ANOTHER verse teaching Christ’s followers that there shall be no escape!)

Now, once Christians understand that Christ expects them to pass entirely through the times of Jacob’s Trouble, Christians will find strength in knowing that it will not go on for as long as their perceived conditions indicate.  Christ teaches that because of His Love, those days shall be shortened.  This was just one little lesson of Christ.  There are similar lessons from Christ found all through His Gospels and His Old Testament.  Know now, that when you combine the Truths of both Books, your knowledge more-than-doubles!  Do you doubt this?  Please read just the first four paragraphs of this truth here.”  (Link opens in a new window.)  Now, and this is important:  with the guidance of a truly knowledgeable teacher, or pastor, who fully understands Christ’s “true place” within His “ENTIRE BIBLE,” and throughout our history, beginning with Adam, your knowledge of our LORD can truly increase FOUR-FOLD!  It truly can:  you will find this in the third paragraph at the link above.  But this requires a truly “good” pastor who follows Christ’s Scriptures to the letter.  (Can this author prove this multiplying effect by way of Christ’s Scriptures?  Quite honestly, I believe I can:  but this is far beyond the scope, and length, of this letter.  It would begin with a lesson about the individual strengths of our chosen friends and educated “family members:”  as learned from Abraham above.  It would end with the teachings of Solomon and his threefold cord of Ecclesiastes 4.”  Link opens in a new window.)  Please understand that none of this is new information!  Abraham’s great strength came from possessing this knowledge!  This is one of Christ’s ancient Lessons:  still in effect, here upon this world, today.  And it remains for any and all to learn.  This lesson is just one of a great many that have existed for years!  So, when a person decides to seek the FULL KNOWLEDGE that Christ has placed upon this little world, by way of His Old Testament, His Gospels, His great prophet Muhammad, His Buddha and some others:  it quickly becomes obvious that mankind cannot possibly understand the “Whole of God’s Truths” that Christ has placed upon this Earth, which He created!

This author states everything above, firmly . . . having failed at this task, myself.  It is a humbling failure, so perhaps I am biased here.  But it is also a glorious failure because it shall prove to any person searching:  that God’s Full Glory is infinitely beyond any person’s ability to even imagine.  Quite honestly, this old author (an old man now) tried, and failed.  You can find my failures all through this website.  I am sorry for my failures, but I am not ashamed of them.

PASTORS!  The last few years of this author’s writings have been brutal against you.  Know that my failures were not really failures.  They were short-comings!  All of my words, from thirty-years ago, while correct, possess great short-comings!  Things I just did not know.  FIND YOUR SHORT-COMINGS!  This is easy.  THEN ADDRESS YOUR SHORT-COMINGS!  This is harder.  ACCEPT NEW TRUTHS OF GOD . . . once you verify that they are from GOD!  This is the most difficult part of God’s Full Glory.

Because we all shall fail.

The most glaring failure of mankind, to this Western author, is that while the Words of Christ are most needed here in today’s world, all that Christians actually hear (on the first day of each week, surrounded by graven images and man-made alters) are the severely “diluted truths” of Paul, Peter, James, and the others!  (These Apostles were merely folks who were urgently attempting to build Christ a new church in new lands before the Romans would destroy Jerusalem!  Oh, they were wonderful people, but this is all that they did!  Their words were never meant for people living in these days.  Their words carry no Scriptural authority regarding the events of today, lives that are being lived, and prophecies that are being fulfilled in these end-times of today!)  Their words were NEVER INTENDED to be equal to the Words of Christ:  our CREATOR!  Meaning that they were never meant to be considered the Scriptures of God, the Father of Christ!  Yet their words are about 90% of what Christians HEAR today!

So, this brings us to our final note for all Christians of today:

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OUR FINAL NOTE REGARDING THE GREAT FAMINE OF AMOS:

EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION (UPON THIS EARTH!) IS GUILTY OF THIS!

Paul . . . what to do about Paul . . . and the others!

This author has long taught that the writings of Paul have no place in churches today.  (We have two webpages here:  “Two Bibles” and “Paul” that give detailed Scriptural proofs, regarding this truth.)  Every Christian, today, needs to understand one very important lesson of mankind’s history!  That Christ never returned to this Earth and instructed told those early Christian leaders, about 300 years after Jesus’ death, to place the writings of Paul, and the others, within His Book of Scriptures:  meaning His FATHER’S Bible!  This just never happened!  No matter what you are taught about “inspired this-or-that nonsense,” you will never find this in any history book:  nor will you find this event in any Scripture.  This should mean something to every Christian!  In Christ’s Scriptures, we find Him doing thousands-upon-thousands of “works and deeds” here on this Earth to assure that this-event or that-deed was placed within His Scriptures!  This would include the Torah, the prophets, the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation.  There are others!  But only mankind, or more correctly, just one very small group of ill-informed people (about 300 years after Jesus died) took it upon themselves to place the writings of Paul, and some others, within that Book of God’s Perfect and Eternal Scriptures!  And yes, this would be those “very same folks” who changed God’s Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day (meaning Saturday to Sunday).  We have written about these folks throughout this website:  indeed, a great many of their decisions were merely “political” in nature.  So, remember always, regarding those folks of long ago, that they have no good record to “stand on” . . . with Christ, our LORD.

Yes, Paul wrote a few very good things.  You will find this on our webpage here entitled “Paul.”  On that page you will also find Scriptural Proofs that Paul taught his new, upstart, and missionary-type churches many wrong things.  But he had to!  A missionary’s work is different from a normal pastor’s work in an “established” Christian church of life-long believers!  No missionary is teaching a middle-aged life-long-believing Christian of today, over there in China, Mongolia, Russia, or in the jungles of Brazil.  A missionary is teaching someone who is similar to an 8-year old child in Sunday School found in any Christian-majority Western nation.  On that webpage, you will find Scriptural proof that Paul actually lied, just a wee-bit, to those non-Christian folks:  first, so that they would not kill him, but secondly, so that he might “gently sway them” towards Christ’s new church.  So, Paul purposely excused them from a few practices that were absolutely forbidden by Christ, back in Moses’ day.  On that webpage, you will learn that Christ had to correct some of Paul’s mistakes.  You will find some of these mistakes in the first three chapters of Revelation, regarding those early churches.

SIDE NOTE:

Christians!  Please do understand that Paul fully understood that it was Christ who spoke to Moses:  and that Christ was our God, of the Old Testament:

Hebrews 11:24  By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

Hebrews 11:25  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Hebrews 11:26  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt:  for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

In the days of Paul, the destruction of Jerusalem was imminent!

Christ knew this, and Paul was most likely told about this.  So, Paul worked, excellently, with what he had in his hands.  The point of this lesson is that Paul’s words were never written for Christian folks today!  His diluted teachings to those early (and still unbelievers) just do not work within Christ’s Scriptures:  PERIOD!  Indeed, in the first three chapters of Revelation, Christ uses John to deliver several messages to those churches that Paul built in Asia-Minor and Greece.  Christ’s messages were delivered by John:  solely to correct Paul’s mistakes.  (The Book of Revelation was taught to John nearly 40 years after Paul died.  Christ used the first three chapters of John’s words in Revelation to fix some of the problems that Paul’s teachings and letters caused.)  All of this is well-documented on our webpage entitled “Paul.”

Our webpage titled, “Two Bibles?” is loaded with Scriptural proofs that Satan later changed the words in Paul’s Epistles which many Christians, of today, still follow.  None of this is Paul’s fault, but mankind should have never incorporated Paul’s diluted truths into God’s Perfect Scriptures that were sent down from Heaven.  Not only this, but they were sent down from Heaven with a Godly Intent and Purpose.  Paul was not God!  Paul’s words are not protected from Satan.  This author cannot produce Scriptural evidence of the following statement, but throughout all of this author’s many years, it has become quite apparent (to this author) that Satan is not permitted to change God’s True Scriptures which have been sent down from Heaven.  But it is readily evident, to this author, that Satan has FULL authority (and the ability) to change the words of Paul.  On the aforementioned webpage, this author supplies much evidence that proves this.  And indeed, Satan now has a great portion of this Christian world actually believing the LIES which he has scattered throughout Paul’s writings.  It is a very interesting webpage and all Christians ought to understand the ways of Satan, here in this world.

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Now, the point of THIS LETTER, you are currently reading, is that of God’s Word currently being neither heard, nor taught, nor found anywhere upon this Earth:  here in these latter days!  Yes, this includes the Christian faith, the Jewish faith, the Muslim faith, the Buddhist faith, the other Asian faiths, the Hindu faith, and indeed all native peoples throughout this world:  who no longer hear God’s Great Spirit speaking to them.  (That would be Christ’s Father’s Great “Holy Spirit” that Christians believe only belongs to them!  Christians can find all of this in Christ’s Words:  here, here, here, and let no Christian attempt to deny, HERE!  Indeed, this author has presented Scripture-after-Scripture, book-after-book, page-after-page, here on this website:  teaching these “facts of Christ and His Father’s seven Spirits” here in today’s world.)

Now, if any Christian reader can be brutally honest for just a moment, they will have to admit that nearly all Christian churches of today teach, nearly 90% of the time, from Paul’s words.  Adjust the percentage amount, if you so desire, but all Christian readers here understand the point that this author is trying to make.

Well, here is a cold-hard Truth of God.  Every single minute that a Christian teacher spends on the words of Paul is one minute that their flock is NOT HEARING the Word of God!  And it was a minute that those folks will never get back!  Paul was not God.  Paul’s words were never the Word of God.  Christ was the Word of God in both the Old Testament and the New!  You can find this by clicking here.”

Only the Words of our Eternal Christ, our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Savior should be taught to Christians.  This has always been the intention of our LORD, God; this has always been the intention of the Word of God, our Christ:  who created this world.  This “great error” of today does not only include Paul’s writings.  The epistles/letters of John, Peter, James, and the others have no business being taught in any Christian church!  Those fine folks were not God and their letters never can be “our Word of God.”  Only Christ could possibly tie His words of Matthew 27:46 to His words of Psalm 22.  His Apostles were not capable of this because they were not perfect (meaning that they were not Christ).  And they knew this.  Christ has assured that the Scriptures which He has sent down to this world are more than enough to keep all Pastors, preachers, and teachers busy for the rest of their lives!  And then some!

 
 
 
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