Monday, December 28, 2015

MARY KNEW






MARY KNEW

I have often wondered what many people must of wondered at the cross of Jesus. But this year it hit me. Mary was the Mother of Jesus and she knelt at the bottom of the cross and she knew. As every thing about the cross pierced her heart She knew that Jesus was the Son of God. She knew as she knelt in the sand and heard Jesus cry out to His Father, she had always known. But this pain and this suffering she did not know.

She knew He was the Prince of Peace the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Living God, the Alpha and the Omega, the Emmanuel, the Savior, Jesus was God in the flesh. Mary knew of the Virgin Birth and that His Father was the God of the universe and that Jesus and him were equal and she waited along with the others in the upper room for the Comforter to come and then she fades off the scene. As a Mother I can not imagine seeing my Son go thru anything near to this and just to kneel and cry and groan while the agony turned worse and worse and as the hours passed while the agony of her Son got worse as men did everything they could to torture God the Son. At the end, even the Centurion had to say this truly was the Son of God while His Own People yelled crucify Him crucify Him. The church of that time was not much different than the churches of today. We have the ones of the Pharisees that make 5 million a year and live in a mansion worth 5 million, they have received their reward, but they have missed the reality of it all, it is Jesus and Jesus only. They demand jet planes, as they are too good to travel like the rest of the people. What have we raised under the name of chruchanity. It surely does not represent the lowly Son of a Carpenter.

In our world today what difference are we? Do we mock the Son of God and forget that Christmas was to celebrate the Birth of the Christ Child not a tree and the gifts wrapped under the tree. The frantic shopping malls and the protesters fighting you for what who knows. We are all the same color we just have different tints to our color from the tower of Babel. We are all Americans. No one has ever called me an Irish, French-American, Yet we call people African-Americans. Why? Moses’ wife was black skinned, depended on what region you lived in and what climate you were raised in. Now today even the Christian tries to be politically correct. Jesus will be darker skinned and dark haired because He was born into the Tribe of Judah.

I watch as people grow deeper in debt to buy gifts for their children, but do not give them love. They are too busy advancing in their careers or else playing games to pay attention to their children. As I watched my oldest son Dave read his grandson a story, I was so very pleased because Beni will know from both his parents and his grandparents that he is loved as they spent their time with him and Mia playing for hours. My beautiful daughter Debbie just loves to play with them. I am anxious to see her pick up the girlie girl thing from Mia because she was a tomboy while I was the girlie girl and loved the dolls and the paper dolls and the play teas and such as that.

I pray as we watch this Christmas Season pass that our hearts will be turned back to Christ. The one who died for us. and that the only present we will give is I served the King of King and Lord of Lords and He is waiting for me in Heaven, for there He has prepared a place just for me out of His love. So think when you wrap that present is Jesus wrapped in it and in that persons heart. If not pray and seek the Lord for the rescuing of their souls. Merry Christmas to Everyone and May we lift our Lord on high.
Agape
Zekma

Friday, December 11, 2015

Our Soon Rapture and Resurrection











It has been a real blessing to review the first 13 numbers in the Bible. I deviated a little to do some feature subjects and stories but was led back to continue and write about this amazing divine order. It has also been a real blessing to see all of the posts about our soon to be rapture and resurrection.

I am perhaps average with the subject of math. Some people are on the genius level. In math there are factors. Every one has to be considered and applied. If even one factor is missing the math problem can not be solved or proved.

In end time biblical prophecy there are at least 100 factors. We probably don't even know every factor that is to be known for our departure in heaven. Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you. This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled."Luke 21:24. This is why Jesus may have said, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only." Matthew:24:36. Jesus Christ does not even know the exact day and hour He is coming for His Church. Only God the Father knows this fact.

We may not want to be too hard on ourselves or others if a time period comes and goes. We may think we know when our rapture and resurrection is going to take place but all it takes is one missing factor that we are not aware of in this end time biblical scenario to be wrong. It's up to you on how you want to approach this subject. I would just be ready at any moment.

I am looking at the world right now and this planet is shaping more and more like Revelation chapter 6. This is the chapter that opens up the judgments of God in the seven year tribulation period. The world is looking more and more like the book of Revelation because many things have got to transpire after Revelation chapter 6 but let me just mention a few seal judgments in this chapter.

In verse 2 a false peace is confirmed by the antichrist between Israel and the Arab world. Land for peace has been split all over Israel. War is imminent in that whole area. It could break loose at any moment. War in the Middle East and around the world is the second seal.

The third seal is a financial collapse and food shortage. This is happening all over the world. The Bible says it is going to get worse.

The forth seal is disease. Once war takes place that can happen within days.

The fifth seal talks about the Martyrs who were slain for the word of God and their testimony. I have never seen so much power given to the world government and national powers.This is what the Bible teaches.

Billions of people will die in the first four seals and there is never a day that goes by when I don't mourn in my spirit about what the Bible teaches regarding this subject.

I believe the fifth seal gets God so angry that in the sixth seal every mountain and island will be moved out of their places. That is found in Revelation 6:14. "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."

The world is looking a lot like Revelation chapter 6. I believe the rapture could take place at any moment. There is not much time left for this age of grace.

We have only a little time to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with other people. Once the last person gets saved in this age of grace then the fullness of the Gentiles will be completed by God. At that point the rapture of the Church takes place.The Apostle Paul talks about this in Romans 11:25. I really believe that once the last person gets saved, the Church or Christians would be in the way. According to Matthew 24:14 the gospel of the Kingdom will be preached all over the world as a witness to every nation after the rapture of the Church because the age of grace will be over and the dispensation of the kingdom will begin after our departure.

The biblical meaning of number 14 describes both salvation and resurrection. The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is going around the world right now. The number 14 is mentioned 26 times in the Bible. Twenty Six is the number that stands for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The first 13 numbers seem to represent a panorama of human history. It is not until one gets to the number 14 that Jesus Christ is personally introduced as the Savior of the world (14) in connection with the number 3 which always stands for resurrection.

What good is our salvation if our bodies are not resurrected in heaven? God in His infinite wisdom knew this and understood exactly how to correlate 14 (salvation) with 3 (resurrection).

To speak in simple terms our salvation is of no use without our resurrection. To speak in reverse terms, we can not be resurrected without our salvation in Jesus Christ. The two go hand in hand. You will soon see that the Bible uses these two numbers (14 and 3) together to describe our salvation and resurrection.

If you are giving the salvation message to someone, that point should be explained because he or she may not understand this reality. The Romans Road explains both salvation and resurrection. That might be an idea if you ever want to give the gospel to an individual or group to explain what salvation and resurrection means through Jesus Christ.

God explains this number very early in Scripture. In Exodus chapter 12 the children of Israel were saved or delivered from the Egyptians. When the Bible talks about the subject of salvation or deliverance, one side is judged and the other side is delivered. God saw the blood of the lamb on the doorposts and once again the children of Israel were saved. All the firstborn died in Egypt. Not only did that happen but the people of Israel captured in Egypt were promised to be delivered from the future judgment of the Egyptians.

The most important thing to remember is on the FIRST month of the FOURTEENTH day the children of Israel put the lamb's blood on the two side posts and the upper door post on PASSOVER. Jesus Christ died for the world on the FIRST month of the FOURTEENTH day on PASSOVER. He became our Passover Lamb.

I made a statement that when God delivers judgment is always on the other side. It is very easy to understand. Jesus Christ was JUDGED for our sins when He died on the cross. When we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts as our personal Savior we were delivered from judgment. You should accept Jesus Christ into your heart if you have not already done so because the promise of salvation is available to you and resurrection is on the other side of glory. It is still a little bit of a mystery as to why people would say no to this saving message of hope.

This I do know. Even in the midst of the judgments in the book of Revelation, the Lamb is mentioned more times in comparison to any other Title given to Jesus Christ. This tells me that the desire of God is that all people come to salvation through His Son. It seems to me that the Holy Spirit is placing emphasis on the fact that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world and that people should invite The Savior into their hearts so they can be delivered from their sins.

The New Testament follows the exact same pattern. Matthew is the FIRST book of 27. In the FIRST chapter of Matthew Jesus Christ is introduced with 3 (Resurrection) fourteens (Deliverance)."So all the generations from Abraham to David are (1) fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are (2) fourteen generations, and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are (3) fourteen generations." Matthew 1:17. Why would the New Testament go to such lengths in putting 3 fourteens together? This symbolizes in the form of biblical numerics our salvation and resurrection through Jesus Christ.

My heart is filled with joy because the Holy Spirit combined salvation and resurrection together. I know many Christians are so excited about the prospect of the rapture of the Church taking place very soon. We should be because after our departure into heaven we will get our new bodies (Resurrection).

The Old Testament shows the same model with Heman.According to 1st Chronicles 25 he had 14 sons and 3 daughters. They were singers in the house of God. They rejoiced in their salvation (14) but had hope that one day their mortal bodies would be resurrected in glory (3).

The person that probably focused in on the salvation message more than any other was the Apostle Paul. In a couple of places God stamped this reality on His servant with the number 14.

In Acts 27 the ship was saved from a violent storm on the fourteenth day. Another example would be that after Paul spent some time in Arabia he went about his business in the kingdom of God. "Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem"... (Galatians 2:1) which at the very least gives me evidence that God is trying to make a point regarding the meaning of this particular number in the Bible.

Fourteen stands for deliverance which is always through the blood of Jesus Christ. " In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." Hebrews 1:7. "In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:14. We came under the blood of Jesus Christ when our salvation took place.

Jesus Christ fulfilled Passover when He died for the sins of the whole world. As you probably can see we are coming pretty close to the rapture. It is the people that invited Jesus Christ into their hearts as their personal Savior for the remission of their sins that will be part of the rapture and resurrection.

I know I went over Revelation chapter 6 but if you were to read chapters 7 through 19 you will see that planet earth is going to face many more horrible judgments. I have a hope that many people will consider making this wise choice in accepting Jesus Christ into their hearts today so more persons can be resurrected whenever tomorrow takes place. 


Bob D.
 



 
 



Our Supernatural Peace from God

                                               OUR SUPERNATURAL PEACE FROM gOD

The biblical meaning of the number fifteen has a consistent meaning from Genesis to Revelation of rest. It seems to be representative of our supernatural peace from God right after our salvation in Jesus Christ. Our Savior was introduced in Matthew chapter 1 by the number fourteen ( deliverance ).The meaning of this number fifteen is when our salvation is partially recognized and realized in our spirit. The Bible says in Matthew chapter 11 that we can have rest in Jesus Christ.

Let me give you an analogy. If I am in a car accident and people rush me to the hospital then I went from salvation (being rescued from my vehicle) to resting in the hospital. For all practical purposes I am feeling pretty good. I went from a car accident to rest but I would not want to stay there for the rest of my life.

This is what we see in the numbering system of God because His divine structure is progressive. Sixteen is the number in the Bible that stands for love. Seventeen is the number in the Bible that stands for victory. So as you can see God is moving forward after fourteen ( our salvation ) to fifteen, sixteen and seventeen. Each of these numbers symbolizes different levels of grace in Jesus Christ moving upward in nature.

After our salvation in Jesus Christ (14), fifteen through seventeen seems to be an elevator that goes up and down. People reading this probably have many questions about the statement that I just wrote. Just look at the order. Salvation (14), rest (15), love (16), and victory (17). Some Christians are anxious and fearful or preoccupied with life. They don't even give the Holy Spirit a chance to give them rest or peace (15).

Then there are Christians that surrender to the supernatural peace and rest of God (15). They become resigned to their circumstances and allow the Holy Spirit to work through them.

Then there are Christians that decide and allow God to bring them to the next level which is the love of God (16). Sometimes God will just allow one of His children to experience this without consent. It depends on the situation but I will explain this in more depth as the article progresses.

Then there are some Christians who experience not only the rest of God (15) but also the love of the Holy Spirit flows through their spirit (16). When God requires them to make tough decisions about His will they choose obedience. This rare group has salvation (14),rest (15), love (16) and victory (17) in Jesus Christ.

I have seen instances in my life and other fellow Believers get to having victory (17) in Jesus Christ but then everything falls apart. It is not uncommon for a Believer in Jesus Christ to say something like, "I gave everything and I lost it all." Something really bad happens. At this point we have no rest (15), love (16) or victory (17) in Jesus Christ. In despair we sometimes fall into a depression and have no faith. We are saved (14) but have to start all over again by allowing Jesus Christ to rebuilt our lives. This is why I say the biblical meanings of the numbers 14 through 17 seem to be an elevator going up and down. We can't just snap our fingers and have victory in Jesus Christ.

I think it is interesting that the next number is 18. It is almost as if God is presenting salvation to people (14), rest (15), love (16) and victory (17) in His Son Jesus Christ. If a person rejects Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (14) then ultimately he or she will fall into bondage (18). The divine order of this biblical numbering system from God seems to tell a story.  

Notice I said seventeen is the number in the Bible that stands for victory. People have asked me before if I was living a victorious life in Jesus Christ. That is a very broad question. Nobody can attain victory all of the time; however, the Bible does speak of a progression for triumphant living in Jesus Christ. Salvation ( fourteen ), rest ( fifteen ), love ( sixteen ) and victory ( seventeen ).

Like I said some Christians stay at fourteen, fifteen or sixteen. Believe it or not very few Believers attain and maintain true victory in our Savior. Some Christians just simply don't want to progress from their salvation (14) to resting (15) in Jesus Christ. That is what I am here to write about so readers will understand this principle. I do believe that for the most part this boils down to a desire or choice in our will but not in all instances.

Let me just go over some points in the book of Ruth relative to my subject which would be resting in Jesus Christ (15). If we are not resting in the power of the Holy Spirit as Christians we will be anxious and fearful over something. Perhaps Naomi had her problems but she had a heart of gold for Ruth.

Naomi was protective, proactive, wanted the best for her, was constantly thinking to solve solutions but most importantly wanted Ruth to have rest. When she said, "My daughter shall I not seek rest for thee," that was the 15th time that the name Naomi was mentioned in the book of Ruth.

This book is really about an outcast who was troubled and scared. Boaz who is a type of Jesus Christ delivered her and she was able to find rest in her soul. Boaz became her Kinsman redeemer. You may be able to guess how many times Kinsman is written in the book of Ruth-15.

The purpose of Jesus Christ for our lives is that we will find rest in Him (15). The plan of God for us does not stop at peace. The Holy Spirit refines us so that we will move to the next level which is the love of God (16).

Maybe I can explain it this way. As Christians we can have the peace of God and not have joy but if we have joy then peace would have to be present in our souls. If we have joy then we are going to have peace. It is possible to have peace but not have joy. The reason for this is because love is on a higher level than peace. The proof for this is in the order of the biblical numbering system designed by God Himself.

I think that the primary objective of God for Ruth at that time was peace for her troubled soul. This is why we could count "rest" being stamped with the number 15 in the book of Ruth.

We can pray to God that He will advance us to His love in our hearts. We can not go on our own. That is something divine that takes place in our spirit. This is why some Christians are longing for the rapture. Rest, love and victory will be our common experience in heaven. We won't be going up and down because that is part of our testing on earth.

We might be able to understand this biblical meaning of the number 15 in the Bible by seeing that 3x5=15. Three (resurrection) x five (grace) =15. When we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts (14) [ the resurrected (3) ]  [ grace (5) ] of Jesus Christ now works in and through us in the form of His rest and peace.

If one were to turn this whole principle around that would be 5x3=15. Grace (5) in our Lord's resurrected (3) power = our rest (15) in the presence of The Holy Spirit.

An Unbeliever can not experience the resurrected grace of Jesus Christ working through him or her because Jesus Christ is not living inside the individual. One advantage in accepting the Lord into your heart if you have not already done so is abundant grace that God desires for you that is not available for your spirit right now. When one has Jesus Christ in his or her heart grace is present, ultimately for victorious living.

When people say no to this I really have to wonder if they know what they are rejecting. I personally don't believe anybody truly understands what they are turning their back on because everybody was made to be one with Jesus Christ.

Another observation I made is many people sometimes reject Jesus Christ as their personal Savior in a very innocent way. It is almost as if they are saying, "This is not for me. I am not suppose to do this." They seem to go about their lives and forget about the whole thing.

When Eve ate the apple she thought no harm would come from that piece of fruit. Only bad can come from not allowing God to save you through His Son Jesus Christ.

I am thinking of two evil things that an unsaved person will have to go through and trust me it is not innocent.

After the rapture of the Church the 7 year tribulation will take place and there is no way anybody can prepare for this time period. Twenty one known judgments and seven unknown thunder judgments. If a person reads through Revelation chapters 6 through 19 and comes to the conclusion that there is a way to get ready, please tell me because I would be very curious to know how? Billions of people are going to die. The last book of the Bible (Revelation) is very clear about this manner.

The second thing that I am thinking of is an eternity a part from the love and protection of Jesus Christ. The passages about hell in the Bible are horrible. A person who rejects Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior goes to this place and never gets out according to the book of Revelation. There is no pardon. Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:44.

I don't know the horror of what God saved me from but on the other hand I don't understand all the freedoms I have in Jesus Christ.

Let me get back to the good news of what I am talking about because I am trying to explain the hope and wonderful destiny that people have in Jesus Christ through this subject that I am talking about regarding our progressive victory that is available to us as Christians.

The way this number was originally constructed was with a Yod (10) and a Hey (5) = (15). Perfect law (10) + Perfect grace (5) = our rest (15). Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." Matthew 5:17. Jesus Christ never broke the law and became our perfect sacrificial atonement on the cross when He died for our sins (10). He gave us His grace when we accepted Him as our personal Savior (5). His perfection (10) + His grace (5) = our rest in Him (15).

Three times in the Old Testament God commanded Israel to rest on the 15th day of the month. The first two times were in Leviticus chapter 23.The third was in Esther chapter 9. The 3rd time God made it very clear that the rest on the 15th day was to be from their enemies.

I could not help but think about the greater principle or truth about our salvation in Jesus Christ and the biblical meaning of the number 15 in our lives. Our enemy was our sin condition. When we got saved, Jesus Christ delivered us from this enemy and gave us rest in Him (15). Our Kinsman Redeemer (Jesus Christ) wants to give us rest in Him because we were saved from our enemy which was our sin condition. When we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts this condition was saved (14) because the Bible says," Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2nd Corinthians 5:17.

I was just writing about our new creation in Jesus Christ. When God created the world it took Him 7 days. The Bible makes strong emphasis that God rested on the seventh day. Our new creation in Jesus Christ (when we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts) is represented by the number 8 in the Bible. God's rest in the first creation (7) + our new creation in Jesus Christ (8) = The Holy Spirit resting in our salvation. 7+8=15 (rest).

God desires to give us rest in our spirit. (28)"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.(29) Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.(30) For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30.

The Apostle Paul said,"(6) Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7.  



Bob D. 







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Love From Genesis to Revelation

The number 16 in the Bible has a consistent meaning of love from Genesis to Revelation. Before I touch on this divine design of the Bible relative to the number 16 let me just express some incredible truths about this subject.
 
I believe if people read this whole article they probably will be more open to pursue the essence of God which is His incomprehensible love for you. I know after I finished this biblical study I was more convinced than ever to seek after this high calling that we have in Jesus Christ.
 
According to the Bible this is the one emotion that makes all the difference no matter what happens in life. This is higher than anything spoken of in Scripture. I will stand up and proclaim the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ because this is the truth that stood up for me. What was the reason God sent His only Son to die on the cross for the sins of mankind? The motivation was love. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
 
Both love and hate are powerful emotions but with hate you have to keep feeding it all of the time. It is never satisfied. Love is content, honest and reaches out to other people. Hate does not want anything to do with helping anybody.
 
A person can either reach out to others for a selfish reason or for an altruistic reason. If you don't know what altruistic means, in simple terms it is to do something with no selfish motive. To do something for a greater reason above ourselves for the benefit of somebody else or other people.
 
The world for the most part teaches us to be selfish. In fact that is the way human nature is programmed. Jesus Christ changes us from the inside so we will desire to love God and other people. It does not come natural to us.
 
Jesus Christ shows us that love is the only way and it will last for eternity. Let me give you one example. In 1st Cor.13:13 the Bible says, "And now abideth faith,hope,charity,these three: but the greatest of these is charity." Why is love the greatest? We won't need faith or hope in eternity. Only love will be present throughout the ages to come.
 
We could have very eloquent gifts and actually be successful but without love nothing we ever do will last. That makes me think. Whatever I do there had better be the love of Jesus Christ working through me because according to the Bible everything else will die.
 
Let me just say a couple of other truths about this subject. God does not just have great love for us. He has perfect love. Great love forgives. Perfect love does not even see sin. Remember Jesus Christ died for our sins. I would think this should motivate me to want to experience the love of God.
 
Another thing that I would like to point out is experiencing and understanding the love of God is an ongoing revelation that will last for all eternity. Many times with technical knowledge we will grasp something and never lose what we learned. The Bible says, "That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His Kindness toward us through Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:7.
 
It should also be noted that Ephesians 3:17-18 says, (17) "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in love. (18) May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth,and height."
 
In science 4 dimensions (1) breath (2) length (3) depth (4) height are incomprehensible. That is why Ephesians 3:19 goes on to say, "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." On the one hand we can not comprehend the love of God but on the other hand we recognize and realize the love of God if we have it flowing through our spirit.
 
I was listening to a few problems that my friends have and comparing them to my own circumstances. Little and big problems that just surround our lives. Then I just thought about our trails and came to the conclusion that God is transcendent over our dilemmas. When we draw close to the love of God, no matter what we are going through Jesus Christ becomes bigger and our problems become smaller. The reason for this is because we serve a big God who is stronger and more powerful than our situation but compassionate enough to allow us to experience His love. It is at this point that our perspective changes and our focus is more centered on Jesus Christ.
 
I will be the first to admit I'm so busy in my life that I barely have the time to do anything, You can probably imagine I don't always feel spiritual if you know what I mean. I understand this truth that I must yield to the love of God because everything I just mentioned is fleeting. The love of God lasts for all eternity. By the way, my problems in life do not give me comfort; however, the incomprehensible yet reassuring love of Jesus Christ does indeed give me true closure. That is what we are all looking for because God designed us this way.
 
Even if we figure out our problems we may become worse. This is why the love of Jesus Christ transcends our troubles so that we will be able to get through our hardships. Christians need to fight for their authority to abide in the love of God. When fear arises try and resist this destructive emotion. It should be noted that if we do not pursue and abide in the love of God we will immediately search for some sort of substitute to replace the void that is now in our hearts. We were made to be one with Jesus Christ in His love. A replacement will not work. It is temporary at best.
 
Sixteen is the number in the Bible that stands for love. Jehovah in the Bible is in 16 different forms under 16 different titles in the Old testament. This is who we serve and all these Holy attributes encompass the love of God. This is one piece of evidence that God really does love us and in return He desires that we be the recipients of His love. I don't have the time or space to go over all 16 of the attributes of Jehovah which starts with our Creator (Genesis 2) and ends with, "The Lord my God." Zechariah 14:5. I am here because God created me and as one of His children I can say, "The Lord my God." He created me. He is my God and He loves me.
 
When I was reading all of the verses on love the same redundant theme rises to the surface over and over. "And to love Him with all thy heart, and with all understanding, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." Mark 12:33.
 
This overwhelming theme that God loves us so much and that He desires His children to love Him back and love people reminds me of the cross. When Jesus Christ died for humanity one board stood vertical and the other board went across horizontal. I think you probably know what I am about to say. We need to love God ( the vertical board ) and other people ( the horizontal board ) because the cross has a vertical and horizontal board. By loving God and our brothers, sisters and people that don't even believe in Jesus Christ we are exercising the balance that the cross represents.
 
Let me give you an example. When Christians finally get to heaven we are going to love, adore and worship God but did you ever really stop and think about the level of friendships through love that we are going to be able to cultivate in Paradise. I believe we are going to be able to go pretty deep into love with Jesus Christ, His created creatures and regenerate of all time.
 
To get back to my original subject, I try to tell as many people as possible and urge them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. Some individuals are starting to listen because of all the fear in the world. I tell them there is another side to this whole story but people still tend to hang on to the world. Read Revelation chapters 6 to 20. You may change your mind.
 
Jesus Christ is love and He desires to save people from all this fear in many different ways but primarily through the rapture. The greatest event in the history of all mankind is just about to take place and we should not be quiet about this wonderful truth.
 
I think there is a point that should be noted. Many Christians read 1st Corinthians chapter 13 which probably is the greatest chapter in the entire Bible about love. The Bible at this point starts to paint a picture that the biblical meaning of the number 16 is associated with love. In this love chapter 16 things are said about love. This fact seems to give more evidence that the number sixteen symbolizes love in the Bible.
 
When the Apostle Paul's name was mentioned at the 16th time in Scripture the Bible says, "It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barbaras and Paul. That sounds like love to me."Acts 15:25.
 
The most intriguing truth about the subject of love for me is when the Bible compares this emotion to fear. Being afraid is so part of our nature.
 
I would even go as far in saying that if we don't have the love of Jesus Christ then some degree of fear will reside inside of us.
 
First of all as Christians God did not even give us the spirit of fear. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2nd Timothy 1:7. Notice out of these three spirits that God gave us, love is in the center. Anything we do, love has to be at the center of our lives flowing through our spirit. According to Romans 8:15 we were adopted into the family of God when we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts as our personal Savior. Once again this verse says, "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear"...which tells me that God is trying to tell us something.
 
There are many verses that I could go to but none is more clear than 1st John 4:18."There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." Jesus Christ is pure love. To me that is the most compelling reason a person should come to know Jesus Christ. It was for me but everyone is different.
 
In the end it sure seems like a person is either destined for fear or love. What decision will you choose? The love of God through Jesus Christ is bigger than us yet it works through our spirit. Fear is also bigger than us yet it polarizes our spirit.
 
I don't want to be destined for fear. The love of Jesus Christ sounds like a revelation that I desire to experience for all eternity. If you are on the sidelines looking in choose the love of God. Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord! Don't choose fear because it is very real and it will defeat you. Love will uplift our spirit. Let me repeat myself. In essence we have to make a choice. Love is warm. Fear is cold.
 
If only somebody would have told me this message that I am telling you when I was young. In essence there are only two options in life anywhere we go. I would have been spared so much hardship and pain. I did hear sermons on the love of God but they were kind of hollow with no real substance. As a result I ended up walking away half hearted and at best had a somewhat cognitive knowledge on the whole subject.
 
I really suffered because of this ignorance. When one heavy trial piled on another in my life I did not know how to deal with them because I did not understand this fundamental basic principle in the Bible.
 
Remember the perfect love of Jesus Christ castheth out fear. If we are in fear because of our torment, that sounds more like hell than Jesus Christ. God wants to make us perfect in His love. We are not destined for fear or torment. Pursue the perfect love of God through His Son Jesus Christ. God's soft answer to our fear is His love. 
Bob D.
 



 
 


Wednesday, November 04, 2015

the Number 17

                                                    THE NUMBER 17

The meaning of the number seventeen in the Bible is so distinct and vibrant that if we can not see our resurrected victory in Jesus Christ then some kind of misunderstanding is taking place somewhere.
 
I wish I could share these divine truths with people more often but my schedule has become more busy. When we go to heaven, I'm sure we will all have jobs to do; however, we will not be bound by time. We will be in eternity. The Christians around this world are pretty close to going home in the rapture to Paradise.
 
I like the fact that the Holy Spirit designed the Bible in a consistent way. The number 17 has the same meaning from Genesis to the book of Revelation.
 
I do need to say that this subject has enough detail about it's content that I will have to share examples through the divine design of the Word of God in the form of biblical mathematics. It is very easy to understand. What makes this particular subject of victory so interesting is that God clearly does not want His children dying or going up in the rapture feeling defeated.
 
Seventeen is the 7th prime number. That means the number is indivisible. 1,3,5,7,11,13 and 17. Notice that 13 is the 6th prime number (6-13). 6 (the number of man apart from God) leads to 13 (apostasy). Notice that 17 is the 7th prime number. 7 (the number of spiritual perfection) is in connection with 17. When a person accepts Jesus Christ into his or her own heart he or she has the perfect (7) resurrected victory (17) of the Son of the Living God inside their spirit.
 
When a person does not have Jesus Christ in his or her heart the combination of 6 (the number of man apart from God) will lead to 13 (apostasy). When a person accepts Jesus Christ into his or her heart that individual has the perfect (7) resurrected (17) victory living on the inside of them. Where would you rather be?
 
Since 17 is the "seventh" prime number then we need to add the difference which would be "Ten." 7+10=17. Seven (the number of completeness) + Ten (testimony) =our [ complete (7) testimony (10)] or Seventeen, our victory in Jesus Christ (17).
 
Remember I just wrote about the (6 and 13) and the (7 and 17). Well if we move forward "from" 17 into 153 God paints a more vivid picture. 153 is the number in the Bible that stands for fruit bearing. After Jesus Christ rose from the dead, "Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land fall of great fishes, and hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. "John 21:11. Why didn't the net brake? Because God is in perfect control. When we throw the net out in obedience to God and  see the results people will be standing on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. After Jesus Christ rose from the dead Peter was able to catch 153 fish. This represents fruit bearing. If it did not the net would be empty. It is no big issue if you do not believe 153 means fruit bearing but I do hold the opinion that is does mean this wonderful truth.
 
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17=153. God could not have stayed at 16 because the victory section ends at 17.God could not have stopped at 18 because this is the number that symbolizes bondage. It is not for Believers in Jesus Christ. It is for the Unbeliever. God desires us to be victorious in His Son Jesus Christ.
 
This is why the perfect mathematical design of God had to stop at the number 17 as it relates to 153 because the meanings of the numbers in the Bible actually relate to one another just like one human being talks to another person either in a good or a bad way.
 
It is amazing because 17 x 9=153. Seventeen (victory) x 9 (fruit of the Spirit) = 153 (fruit bearing). I hope all this math is not talking away from the actual subject of our resurrected victory in Jesus Christ (17). God is explaining our journey as Christians in a perfect way through His biblical numeric structures. We are only able to bear fruit for God (153) if we are living victoriously through Jesus Christ (17) in the fruit of the Spirit (9).
 
Remember I was talking about 17 being the 7th prime number. I also explained that 7 (the number of completeness) +10 (testimony) =17 our [ complete (7) testimony (10) ] in Jesus Christ which is victory (17) in Him.
 
I remember when I was studying the meaning of the number 15 in the Bible which symbolizes our peace in Jesus Christ. I noticed that 14 (salvation), 15 (peace), 16 (love) and 17 (victory) is a progression that takes place in our hearts through the person of Jesus Christ. Each number represents a higher level that God desires to take us to through the resurrected victory of His Son. It was only until recently that I allowed the Holy Spirit to work peace (15) love (16) and victory (17) through me. It is all God. That is the only way I know how to explain this truth.
 
I like the fact that the Holy Spirit actually shows us models in Scripture of 7+10 =17. One example would be that Enoch was the seventh from Adam and Noah was the tenth from Adam. Both Enoch and Noah were saved from the flood. Enoch was raptured right before the flood. Enoch lived 365 years which is a gentile number. Enoch represents the Church being raptured before the flood or the future 7 year tribulation period. Noah represents Israel being taken through the rocky waters of the future 7 year tribulation period. Both the Church; true Born Again Believers in Jesus Christ (7,Enoch) and National Israel (10;Noah) will be victorious (17) according to the Bible.
 
The world has one definition of victory but God has the exact opposite reasoning as to what a winner means and represents. The world bases victory on
competence, success and money. God measures victory in a different way.
 
If an individual allows God through His Son Jesus Christ to take them through a trial then he or she becomes victorious through the resurrected power of His Son. The world basis victory on what we can do in our flesh. God bases victory on what we allow Jesus Christ to do thorough our lives.
 
Two different definitions on the road to two different destinations.
 
Jesus looked at the Widow. He saw that she gave 1 penny and praised her because she had the proper motive but the people around this lady thought she was a nobody. Lazarus was a beggar yet he sat with Abraham in the afterlife according to Luke chapter 16.
 
This is one reason why if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord it would be wise to do so because you will never have true victory apart from the Son of God.
 
Not only does the world and God have different definitions of victory but Eternity has two different places. One is a place of victory where the love of Jesus Christ works through us forever. This place is heaven. The other place defines defeat. If a person dies without accepting Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior that individual dies with a fixed character away from God. This is called an unregenerate state. Their spirit is dead so as a result they go to a place of death. Nothing is alive in Hell. It is the ultimate place of defeat.
 
There are more examples of 7+10 =17 in the Bible. In Romans 8 there are 17 truths that can never separate us from the love of Jesus Christ. This passage is broken down in the form of 7 and 10.
 
In Hebrews 12:18-24 the Old dispensation and the New are compared. First the Bible says, "For ye are not come"...and then lists 7 truths of the Old Covenant. In verse 22,"But ye are come" and then lists 10 truths of the New Covenant.7+10 = 17.This is how exact God is in His Word.
 
Noah's Ark stopped twice. Once in Genesis 7:11 when ..."The fountains of the great deep broke up"...on the seventeenth day. The Ark finally rested on Mount Ararat on another 17th day.
 
The Holy Spirit gave a model in the Old Testament of the cross and the resurrection. Remember Jesus Christ died on the 14th day of the month but He rose from the dead on the 17th day of the month. The meaning of the number 14 in the Bible is salvation (Jesus Christ died on the cross) and three days later on the 17th of Nisan, He rose from the dead and was victorious over sin.
 
When Moses took the Israelites across the Red Sea they started on the 14th day but did not cross until the 17th day. God needed to show a foreshadowing of the cross (Passover) and the resurrection (Firstfruits). This is why the number 17 in the Bible is our resurrected victory in Jesus Christ.
 
Anytime somebody or a group of people tells you that victory is apart from the resurrection of Jesus Christ they are giving you a false gospel message. Run in the other direction. The only way we will be victorious (17) is through the resurrected Son of God who now sits at the right hand of God The Father in heaven. "If ye be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.' Colossians 3:1.
 
If you are like me, confused between victories and defeats let Jesus open up your spirit in your loss. He will speak and work through you. I guess what I am saying is we should be very open in how our Savior and Lord is communicating to us as opposed to what we have to endure in our defeats. The reason for this is because the peace and love of God transcend our circumstances.
 
Of course our greatest victory will be the very soon to occur rapture of the Church. If we can't quite appreciate our victories and defeats take heart because we as Christians are going home to heaven very soon!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters;
   I come to you to ask your forgiveness. While I was going over my blog I noticed that the last four blogs on Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 4 part 2 were not given the author. I put his first name and last initial in. All the blogs on my page by Bob are written by this great man of God. Bobbie please forgive me. Jesus give honour where honour is given. Thank you all for your understanding.
Agape
Waiting for the COME UP HITHER
Zelma

Sunday, July 26, 2015

THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANS FOR THE THIRD TEMPLE HAVE BEGUN!

THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANS FOR THE THIRD TEMPLE HAVE BEGUN!

Av 9, 5775/July 26, 2015

Today, the Ninth of Av, the solemn day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples, the Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple utilizing the latest building material and techniques. The three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halachic solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans. As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels.



The video comes one year after the Temple Institute appealed to our supporters to take part in an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign that raised over $100,000 for the architectural plans. This year, as you are aware, we have recently begun our equally important "Raise a Red Heifer in Israel" Indiegogo campaign. Over the past five years, the Temple Institute has unveiled our most ambitious campaigns and most poignant videos for the purpose of redefining the Tisha b'Av mourning period into one of active preparation for the Third Holy Temple.



Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of The Temple Institute notes: “One third of all Torah commandments pertain to the building of and service in the Holy Temple. Today, we not only mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, but also our inability to fulfill one third of the Torah. But the time has come to cease mourning and begin building in earnest. Over the last three decades, the Temple Institute has done everything in our power to research and prepare for the Third Temple. As world Jewry sits on the ground mourning the first two Temples, we have taken a huge leap towards the rebuilding. The architectural plans for the Temple and our current project to raise a perfect Red Heifer are two complimentary components essential to begin the immediate building of the Holy Temple.”

 

Join our Raise a Red heifer in Israel Indiegogo fundraising campaign: Together we can put an end to Tisha b'Av mourning forever!
 

Click here to see our Children Are Ready videos which we have shared the past three years, and other Tisha b'Av related videos.
 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bibical Number Four and the World system Part two

By Brother Bob D.
Biblical Number Four and the World System Part Two



There are so many examples of how the context of the number 4 is used in the Bible that I had to break this article down into two parts.

To speak in very brief terms the number four according to the Bible involves this world system. We can chose to pursue the love of God and experience this through His Son Jesus Christ. The dimension of "Four" is elevated to a higher more incomprehensible level that is simply beyond us to understand in a good way.

So long as we are on this earth as human beings this is the hope that God has given every person.

I found something very special in studying this number. There is a fork in the road. We can choose evil or we can pursue the goodness and love of God. There is a two fold meaning regarding four in Scripture and I am very eager to show this principle to you. There is the evil and the good.

God did not abandon us down here. Jesus Christ offers His love to us in this evil world. We cannot really understand this but we as Christians can experience the love of God in our spirit. I would like to explain this in a little more detail as this article progress.

I almost feel guilty to give you more examples on the number 4 and this world system (evil) because I want to talk about the good and just bypass the bad. You and I both know that life does not resemble this reality. For example, if a movie just shows the good and leaves out the bad then only one side of the story is being told.

In the beginning of the Bible the Holy Spirit starts to categorize this world system into segments of "Fours." After the flood the sons of Noah are always in sets of four on three different occasions.

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided into their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations." Genesis 10:5. (1) lands; (2) tongues (3) families (4) nations. "These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations." Genesis 10:20. (1) families (2) tongues (3) countries (4) nations. "These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations." Genesis 10:31. (1) families (2) tongues (3)lands (4) nations. This is the repopulation of the world after the flood in "Fours."

This truth goes all the way to the book of Revelation, .."And hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue, and people, and nation." Revelation 5:9. (1) kindred (2) tongues (3) people (4) nations.

According to the Bible there are four living creatures but they represent those redeemed on this (4) earth. That is why there are "Four." To phrase this another way the focal point of "Redemption" is on planet earth even though they are in heaven.

According to Revelation 4:7 the Bible says, "And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast has a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle."

Ezekiel saw the four living creatures in chapter 1; verses 5-10. How is it that Ezekiel and the Apostle John saw the same vision? (1) Lion (2) Calf (3) Man (4) Flying Eagle.

Each of the "4" living creatures in consecutive order matches the "4" gospels from Matthew to John.(1) Lion (Matthew) King of the Jews (2) Calf (Mark) pictures our Savior Jesus Christ as obedient to His Father in heaven; hard working (3) Man (Luke) Jesus Christ was the perfect man. The book of Luke does highlight this feature of our Savior (4) Flying Eagle (John). This seems to picture the heavenly origin of Jesus Christ. His oneness with God the Father. John does indeed highlight this truth many times in his writings. Notice there are "4" gospels because these are the books of the Bible that show Jesus Christ walking on planet earth. Four (World System).

It is very interesting to me that Jesus Christ starts His judgment on planet earth with "Four horses" according to Revelation 6:1-8. (1) White (antichrist) (2) Red (War) (3) Black (Financial ruin) and (4) Pale (the result of the antichrist,war and financial ruin which leads to sickness and a fourth part of the earth with death).

Most people that follow end time Bible prophecy would agree that this world is very close to these four horses. I believe they are getting closer to planet earth every day.

I thank God for His rapture which will take place before this judgment. God offers hope for His children, not wrath.

It would have to be obvious that four is dealing with this world but don't get discouraged because I am going to show you something special regarding the love of God and how it relates to this number in Scripture.

In Daniel chapter 7 he had a dream. The first thing Daniel saw was, ..."The four winds of heaven strove upon the great sea." Daniel 7:2. Winds can only come from four different directions on this earth and the sea in Scripture always symbolizes unrest on planet earth.

The Bible says, "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." Revelation 21:1. Nations will no longer have an opportunity to jostle for power in strife and division.

In Daniel chapter 7 right from the start "4" winds are described in turmoil. The dream in this chapter shows the "4" world powers. (1) Babylon (2) Medo-Persia (3) Greece (4) Rome. Winds, sea, war and power.

God understands there is nothing but strife in this old world. That is why we as Christians are looking for a new heaven and earth which will be perfect. When God does this in the future "4" is still going to be a part of the dimensions because His new earth will be four square. "And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breath: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breath and the height of it are equal." Revelation 21:16.

Notice some of the terms the Apostle John uses as he describes this city of the love of God. Length, breath and height. This is similar to the verse I quoted at the end of Part One. "May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height (19) And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." Eph.3:18-19. Both passages are referring to the love of God. They are just in a different context. (1) breath (2) length (3) depth (4) height."

"Four" dimensions are incomprehensible. Our minds can understand (1),(2),(3) but when that "Forth" dimension is added we have no real perception. This is exactly why the Bible says, "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge."

This is the wonderful message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are born into this (4) world of sin and corruption with no real knowledge of God. Somebody gives us the precious eternal plan of God through His Son Jesus Christ and we accept Him into our hearts as our very own personal Savior. At that point we passed from the (4) world into the (4) dimensions to comprehend (1) breadth (2) length (3) depth and (4) height of the love of God which we cannot truly understand.

As Christians we can go back to living in the "Four" walls of this world or we can allow God to bring us to the latter meaning of the number four. "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." Eph. 3:9.

The choice is up to us. Remember we are destined for a New Jerusalem which will be Four-square. This "Four-square" will be surrounded by the love of God. I personally believe this city may be the capital of Heaven.

Whatever we are doing now should match what we will be actively engaged in for all eternity because this is our destiny.

These "Four" walls that surround us now are just temporary. God has something so much bigger for us. We should say yes to this step of faith so we can know the love of Jesus Christ and be filled with all the fullness of God.

Rejoicing in this wonderful truth of God,




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    Biblical Number Four and the World system Part one

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    Biblical Number Four and the World System Part One


    By Brother Bob d.
    This is one of the most exciting subjects I have ever looked into because "Wow" is the only word that comes to my mind. Not because I wrote this but because of the message of hope we have in Jesus Christ!


    The number four clearly has a consistent meaning from Genesis to Revelation of creation or the world system. If you live in the north there are other people living in the south. If you live in the west there are people that exist in the east.

    There are four elements in this world (earth, air, fire, water) and 4 kingdoms (mineral, vegetable, animal and spiritual).

    If there is a wind it is coming from one of 4 directions around the earth either in the (1) morning, (2) noon, (3) evening or (4) night. I believe you are probably starting to see the picture.

    Suppose we are in our home or apartment. In all those rooms there are four walls surrounding us. Since we live in a sinful world the number 4 in the Bible seems to be associated with confinement on planet earth. We truly live in a prison on this earth.

    Jesus Christ is not the God of this world but He is still in perfect control. This is what the Bible teaches. "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2nd Cor.4.4.

    It's sad that life has to be this way. In fact it is downright depressing but Jesus Christ sees the big picture and He knows exactly what He is doing.

    Notice the verse that I just quoted is using the term ..."god of this world" with a small g, not a big G. This verse is referring to the devil.

    Blinded to the glorious gospel of Christ seals the fate of a person to an even greater predicament in the afterlife.

    What is our existence down here on earth all about from a divine point of view? Coming to know Jesus Christ as our very own personal Savior and abiding in Him on a daily basis.

    Many insightful and rejoicing truths will become evident as you continue reading about this wonderful alternative God gives people in this hopeless world.

    There are verses relative to the number 4 that speak of the love of God and His grace. Some four fold "Descriptions" point to Jesus Christ Himself. We serve a God that cares for us very deeply. He understands we are in the parameter of 4 walls in the Bible. Our Savior desires us to experience His grace which is incomprehensible.

    As you will see God gives one other alternative to the meaning of this very unique number. This is the Love of God in a (4) world that seeks to tear us down. God desires to build us up through His Son Jesus Christ.

    Four has a two fold meaning. The number starts out with four walls (evil); however there is a transcendent part to this subject if a person says "Yes" to Jesus Christ.

    In Revelation chapter 20 (the number of Redemption) verse 2 ( the number of division against God) Satan is given "4" titles. (1) Dragon, (2) Old Serpent, (3) Devil, and (4) Satan. This is the very chapter where Jesus Christ Himself is redeeming planet earth before the start of His millennial reign. Satan divides (verse 2) and "4" titles are ascribed to him in this "World" of bondage. What other combination would work in the way that context was worded?

    The Apostle Paul said in 2nd Cor:4:8-9 that he was (1) troubled (2) perplexed (3) persecuted and (4) cast down. The range of his suffering went into 4 different spheres. He relied upon the Grace of God, peace and mercy were granted to him as he (1) was not distressed (2) was not in despair (3) was not forsaken and (4) was not destroyed.

    This was the strength of God literally working through Paul as he endured these (4) sufferings and sure enough God being faithful worked (4) solutions through his life. He was not bound by the (4) walls of life but was transcended into the (4) dimensions of the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ.
     
    Paul could have chosen the (4) walls of life but chose the (4) dimensions of the love of God. Most people choose the (4) walls of misery but an overcomer in Jesus Christ decides to pursue the love of God especially when hardships take place in our lives.

    If I try to explain this to Unbelievers or even Believers that we serve a good God is difficult because a person has to experience His graciousness through the troubles in this (4) world to understand. Otherwise an individual is just going to say things like, "It is bad" or "These people are horrible" or "I don't know how much more I can take."

    This is why it is true when Christians say, "We have the good news of Jesus Christ." We do live in such an evil world. There is no other answer because Jesus said ..., "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6.

    Romans 8:19-22 says (19)" For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (20) For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope (21) because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (22) For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."

    Creation and creature go hand in hand. This is mentioned "4" times in "4" different verses right in a row; however, it is never mentioned in any other part of Romans chapter 8. The Holy Spirit is trying to say that Creation and creatures in this present world system is positioned in a set of "4."

    It has been said that everything material in this created universe was finished by the "Fourth" day. On the first day of creation in Genesis chapter 1:3-5 God (1) let (2) saw (3) divided and (4) called.

    As I read through Genesis chapter one which is truly one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible I saw how strong and mighty God is and how weak and helpless I am.

    God is the only one that can act on anything. People are only capable of responding.

    The rapture of the church is an "Act" of God. Are we ready? One must accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior to be part of this glorious event. Titus 2:10. The body of Christ is very close to this blessed hope.

    The city of Damascus is the oldest inhabited place in world history and it has a gematria value of "444." It is a symbol of corruption in this earthly system and the total numerical sum of this city is steeped in 3 "Fours." God is in essence saying this world system we live in is filled with apostasy and "4" is the designated number that He has chosen to represent this corrupt world (4).

    What about the other side? People can choose the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ in (4) dimensions working through their spirit!
    "May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height (19) and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:18-19. (1) breath (2) length (3) depth and (4) height.

    I have really enjoyed a lot of the biblical numeric books in print but I have yet to read one that focuses on the love of God in relation to the number 4.The focus is usually solely on creation and this world.

    The number 4 is very similar to the number 2 in the Bible. Two has a primary meaning of division against God with the possibility of union with God through Jesus Christ. Four has a primary meaning of this world system (the evil) with the possibility of experiencing the love of God (the Good).

    In Part Two one of the things I will get far more detailed on is exactly "Why" (1) breath (2) length (3) depth and (4) height are in a sequence of "Four."

    I was relieved as the Holy Spirit released this comforting truth to me. If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior God desires you to experience the (1) breath (2) length (3) depth and (4) height of His love toward you.

    I think the question we have to ask ourselves is do we want the corruption of this present world system or the love of God? We have a choice but I think the answer is obvious!

    Until next time. I am looking forward to sharing with you again,







     

      Monday, July 20, 2015

      THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND

      Hi All:
      Everything is well in my world. Gary left today for his week fishing trip to Alaska. Traveling first class and going with big shots. I guess that one of perks of his job. I pray they have a wonderful time. Lee is doing well as I am also. I have just been in deep study. Perilous times are in and I have become a voice of warning. I am now taking names and naming names of the antichrist pastors whether they like it or not. As a Christian you should have just five tenant's of faith. If one is lacking then it is not a church of our Lord Jesus Christ the Word of God, the Son of God, Emmanuel. I even see mature Christians posting about people ministries and I want to cry and say where is your discernment. Hillsong is about to ok the homosexual community to join and become full members of their church regardless of Romans Chapt one. So sad such a vibrant and such a loss to the Kingdom of God. Yet the antichrist spirit works like wild fire. We all have Bible is yours dusty and when is the last time you obeyed your Heavenly Father and studied it? The kingdom of God is at hand and the Church is just like the world or just like it was in the days of Moses Murmuring and complaining about their lot in life. We all suffer, we all get ill, we all run thru the fiery trials but they have been promised to us so we should not shake it. Where is the glory in ones life going.
      Let me give you the five tenant's of our Faith and see how many agree cause you must have them all.
      1. Who is Jesus?
      2. Was He born of a virgin?
      3. Was He Jesus Christ crucified on a cross?
      4. Did Jesus Christ arise again?
      5. Did He Ascend into heaven with the promise to come back and get You?
      Gang that is it in a nut shell. I could give you a list of pastors that do not believe this preach against it yet some here publish and recommend them. I sit back and say God I have loved the gift of prophecy the gift of knowing much of the future the gift of knowing now. I could write and fill this list with pages of what is happening now and what is soon to happen but where would I be. Disliked, ignored, or better yet asked to leave which God may do to many. I will tell you this there is a separation going on right now, Seward know this Janice can ask Him. God is separating the church from the world and many of the world are in the church. We need to quit blaming God jag and thank Him that you are alive and able to make it into the Kingdom of God where you will be whole again as well as the rest of us. People including Dr. make mistakes and if you had bad results from cancer many of us have also we just go on with our life. I have lost the whole tip of my nose and part of the side. But I am alive and Jesus is Rises and coming soon. Get ready. I love you all and this is not personal to anyone just what the Lord said to say. The ecumenical Church does not believe the five tenant's of our faith Rick Warren said he does not even know if Jesus exists, the Mormons say Jesus is Lucifer brother, the JW say Jesus is a prophet, the Muslim say Jesus is a prophet and mention him 28 times in the Koran. Who do you say Jesus Is ???

      Zelma

      Wednesday, May 13, 2015

      To God be the Glory!

      Plea
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      Agape
      Zelma

      Friday, May 08, 2015

      The Completeness of Three

      The Completeness of Three
      By Brother Bob D

      The number 3 in the Bible has a consistent meaning from Genesis to Revelation of completeness. It also is the number that stands for resurrection.

      It is one of the more mysterious numbers in Scripture because of the history surrounding this principle.

      It is the first of 4 perfect numbers. The numbers 3,7,10 and 12 are the 4 perfect numbers in the Bible. 3x7x10x12=2520. This is the exact number of days that will transpire in the future 7 year tribulation period if you believe like me that each year will be counted in 360 day segments rather than 365.

      It would have to be beyond obvious that we are very close to the rapture of the church which means the world is right on the brink of the 7 year tribulation period.

      From an evil perspective the devil copies this number because this is his one chance from his perspective to usurp the throne of God. You and I know that according to the Bible this will never happen; however, Satan in all of his vigor will try again and "Three" primary players will attempt this in their future exercise of futility.

      The Bible says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph. 6:12. Three is really the first number that appears on the scene in the Bible where spiritual warfare is actually visible.

      Think about the intelligence of the numbering system of God so far. One speaks of perfect unity. Two speaks of division because it represents rebellion against God. The number three shows us through examples not only the completeness of God but also the demonic harassment we endure in this life.


      The resurrection power of Jesus Christ ( a principle tied into the biblical meaning of the number 3) will show us that God through His Son Jesus Christ is so much more powerful than the feeble attempts of the devil to deceive people.

      God allows most of His children to go through these tests to sift our spirit and show us that the finished work of His Son on the cross is complete in us. The third person of the Trinity (The Holy Spirit) shows us this truth. Romans 8:16.

      In eternity past Lucifer had first hand knowledge of (1) God The Father (2) His Son Jesus Christ and (3) The Holy Spirit. He started a rebellion in heaven to overthrow the throne of God and was cast down on planet earth with the angels he deceived through his deception.

      A question starts to form in my mind and I just want you to be open about what I am about to ask. How do I know for sure that God has not blinded Satan about his future?

      The Bible says in Revelation 12:12, "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he has but a short time."

      A short time to do what? This is a matter of interpretation. I cannot prove this but I believe "In the mind of the devil" he believes he has a short time to overthrow the throne of God. Ministers speak too quickly when they say, "The devil knows his future." He might be blinded to his destiny.

      Why would the devil be working so hard to set up a utopia on earth with the purpose of usurping the throne of God? It is my opinion that he still believes he can accomplish this,otherwise the devil would have given up a long time ago.

      As a child of God I don't even know what is in store for me. "But as it is written,Eye hath not seen,nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." 1st Cor. 2:9. I want nothing to do with the devil.

      There are so many examples of verses I can go over relative to this subject but I am limited to only a few due to time and space. I just want to write about the good and holy for the rest of this article because the Holy Spirit has shown me some insights that will encourage us and uplift our spirit.

      According to Isaiah chapter 6 the Seraphims are worshipping God in heaven and they are crying ... "Holy,Holy,Holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory." These praises are uttered in stanzas of three.

      True to consistency the Bible in Revelation 4:8-9 says ..."And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy,Holy,Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was,and is, and is to come. (9) And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the throne,who liveth for ever and ever."


      Three is indeed the number of divine completion. We can certainly be comforted to understand that as Believers in Jesus Christ the Triune Godhead is working our lives out for good as (1) God The Father (2) Jesus Christ His Son and (3) The Holy Spirit exercises their function inside of us. No wonder the Bible says..."If God be for us, who can be against us." Romans 8:31.



      Anything that is complete is stamped with this particular number in Scripture. Past,present, future or thought,word,deed or our makeup which would be body,soul and spirit.

      No wonder the devil desires to copy and complete his mission in a series of three. He wants to usurp the throne of God. I will give you an example of something that Jesus said about Himself. Jesus saith unto him," I am the way,the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6. (1) Way (2) Truth (3) Life.

      I believe the devil understands that three is especially stamped with completeness. We need to understand the authentic so we will be able to discern the counterfeit.

      Peter faced his greatest temptation that he ever went through right before the crucifixion.It was in a trilogy of three. Peter denied Jesus Christ three times. Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane.

      There is a principle here. When God has completed something and we desire the will of our Father in heaven, there will be spiritual warfare from the devil. If we are living right and desire to do the will of God then all kinds of problems will erupt in our life. This is what the Bible teaches.

      To end on a more personal note I would like you to look at the very warm example of John chapter 21. Peter denied Jesus Christ three times and then Peter realized his sin.

      Do you know that according to this chapter Jesus asked Peter three questions to reconcile the whole problem? All three questions were about the relationship of Peter to Jesus focusing upon the subject of love.

      God used something bad in the life of Peter and turned it into something good. This is why Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

      After the third question Peter was convicted and grieved. This is a picture of agreement.The matter was "Completed." Three questions to "Complete" closure in the life of Peter so he could get right with God.

      Hopefully we will realize this perfection living on the inside of us and respond accordingly. Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord is a God of divine completion.I am so joyful as I contemplate this truth.

      When God completes a purpose there is something about our understanding as He imparts this precious truth to us.

      We serve a perfect God who always focuses upon a loving relationship with Him because we are His children. How much better could it get? He has our best interests in mind and is always working everything out for good in our lives as His children.