Miyerkules, Pebrero 1, 2017

Warning from God Part 2

This was a follow up of my last message sent to you.
Leviticus 26:1-2
 
1 “ ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.
2 “ ‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
 
This was His message which was just a repetition of my previous email on different verses. God keeps on repeating this message to us which I sent to you specially to those people who has not come to know God yet. God is reminding again. If you are reading my message , you will know how many times I have shared this message of God, about IDOLS.
 
Lately maraming nagjoin at dumadami each year ang nkikijoin sa Quiapo novena ng black nazarene. Dun mo makikita kung gano kapowerful si Satan sa buhay ng tao sa kasalukuyan.
 
And, since your focus is on Idols, then it follows talaga that people will forget about Sabbath. They will just keep on doing anything that would please themselves and not to please God. Sana  maopen po ang mata at isipan bago mahuli ang lahat sa buhay ng sinumang makakaunawa ng mensaheng ito.
 
I leave this to you for reflections.
 
"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD."
 
Remember that God is honor and bow down in spirit and in truth not though use of images.
 

WARNING FROM GOD

Isaiah 5 is word of the wrath  of God and a prophecy of a very terrible things to come because people turned away from Him.
That was the message of God. I keep on sending email about righteousness and introducing God in Jesus name to you. God said that if you heard it now, act on it now. I, who have been sending you the message is  no longer accountable to you.
Isaiah 5:11  Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.  
12  They have harps and lyres at their banquets, pipes and timbrels and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.
The verse above was where my eyes was focused  as I contemplated on His message.
This is very true in our environment. We know a lot of people who are like this. Mahilig sa pagiinom, pumupunta ng mga bar or ano mang gigs and enjoy the music while drinking (bato bato sa langit tamaan huwag magalit)
Madalas pa ang ganitong gawain ay ginagawa sa araw ng Lingo, like town fiesta or any celebrations. God only needs one day of your time. Hindi naman whole day yun. If the day of God ay hindi pasok sa schedule mo, you must have to allot a day for Him, which would be anyday.Di ba nga that was His 4th commandment:
It begins, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Exodus 20:8, KJV).
Remember that worldly people love worldly things. They enjoy that things that please themselves and not things that please the Lord. Sabi nga ni God, ang mga tao daw ay nagpupunta sa plaza which means mga mataong lugar like malls, pasyalan, movies, etc .instead na  ibigay ang araw na yun para sa Kanya. These people were drawn away by the worldly spirit (which is of the devil/Satan) from our true God.
Isaiah 5 20  Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. 
A very good example of this is  wrong relationship: married man to single woman and vice versa, married man and married woman, same sex relationship. Madalas ang nagiging rason natin ay ganito:" kung saan ka masaya, go for it".  Marami nito ngayon and very much out in the open.
21  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. 
There are a lot of people today specially those who has high positions in a company or government who are very proud and arrogant, because they are in a high positions.
22  Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks, 
Those who enjoy drinking. Tuwing may kasiyahan na may inuman ay lagging naroon at nakikipagkasiyahan. Inuubos ang pera sa ganitong  Gawain instead na itulong sa kapwa ang ginagastos nila ditto.
23  who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent. 
This is not only true in the word sense of justice, but also  on our environment . Minsan sa isang taong "meron" (moneyed), you would normally agree to whatever things he/she do even to the extent of hurting other people.
24  Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
If people continues to turned away from God, they will be no chance for them , but to decay. Decay in alive body.

Linggo, Enero 22, 2017

Sins and Punishments

No one is free of sin. Not even the great men of the Bible. Everybody is not free from the the snare of the devil. See their stories below:
MOSES
He was chosen to be the leader of the Israel people to flee from Egypt to the land of Canaan. Remember that he killed an Egyptian to save the slave Jew. One day, when he saw both Jews were fighting, he tried to stop them.However, one of the Jew who saw what he did to the Egyptian whom he killed, said to him that would he also kill him.He could rather passed it unnoticed, since he was living in the protection of the Egyptian pharaoh. However, knowing that he was a Jew himself and so he escaped to Midian. Moses gave his life for others.
That might be the reason why he was chosen by God to lead the Jewish people.
The Sin of Moses and the Punishment of God to him
While travelling on the desert the Jews were complaining and keep on rebelling, because they have no water. Therefore, Moses talked to God on what to do. So, he did as God told him to struck the stuff so that the bitter water of Meribah  become sweet so water will be able to drink by the Jews. However, instead of striking the staff only once , he struck it twice with anger and God get angry of what he did. In Numbers 20:12
12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
So, the punishment, Moses will die before he could enter the promised land -Canaan.
DAVID
He was favored by God because of his trust in Him. So, he was given power to kill the gigantic Goliath of Philistine. He was anointed king by God and made him a great ruler. However, David , too committed a great sin which made God angry.
The sin of David and his Punishment
In 2 Samuel 12:9-12
Why have you despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon. 10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.’”
The son from that fateful union with Bathsheba died. His daughter Tamar was raped by her half brother Amnon, who himself was later killed by a full brother toTamar ,Absalom in revenge. Eventually Absalom was killed following his attempted rebellion against his father’s kingdom.
SOLOMON
Solomon was the son of David to Bathseba. He was made great king of God because when God asked him what he wants, Solomon(12 years old that time) asked for wisdom rather than material things and power. God was delighted from his request. The wisdom endowed to him by God made him great and known to many neighboring countries. However, Solomon, too committed sins. In 1King 11
11 Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides the daughter of the king of Egypt he married Hittite women and women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Sidon. He married them even though the Lord had commanded the Israelites not to intermarry with these people, because they would cause the Israelites to give their loyalty to other gods. Solomon married seven hundred princesses and also had three hundred concubines. They made him turn away from God, and by the time he was old they had led him into the worship of foreign gods. He was not faithful to the Lord his God, as his father David had been. He worshiped Astarte, the goddess of Sidon, and Molech, the disgusting god of Ammon. He sinned against the Lord and was not true to him as his father David had been. On the mountain east of Jerusalem he built a place to worship Chemosh, the disgusting god of Moab, and a place to worship Molech, the disgusting god of Ammon. He also built places of worship where all his foreign wives could burn incense and offer sacrifices to their own gods.
Solomon, disobeyed God when he married several foreign (foreign if not considered from Israel clan)women. He turned away from God and worshipped the idols of these foreign women. So , God brought him so many enemies that took away his kingdom from him until  he died.
ABRAM – ABRAHAM-iba ang kay Abrahm. WHY?
Why was Abraham chosen by God? Abram was the son of Terah who was the chief officer of mighty king of Babylon,Nimrod who was an astrologer(reading future through star gazing) and a pagan believer. One day, he read that the son of Terah would be a threat to his kingdom. So, he ordered Terah to bring him his son to be put to death by the king. However, Terah took the son of a slave, gave it to King Nimrod and saved his son and wife into the cave and stayed there for 10 years.
As Abrahm sees the outside world, he was thinking that there was a great God who created the universe and everything, and that it’s foolish to worship the sun, moon or everything that was created by a great God.
        Buti pa si Abraham , narealized niya na hindi dapat sumamba sa mga nilikha ng Dios, pero ngayon ang napakaraming tao sa mundo ay nabulag sa pagsamba sa mga nilikha ng Dios na tao na ginawan ng rebulto.
The sin of Abraham
However, even Abraham, the great father of Israel did not escape the snare of the devil. When he and Sarah went to Egypt , they disguised to be brother and sister for fear of their life. so, they lied to the king of Egypt, Abimelech. However, this time God keep Abraham and did not do any punishment.
Remember, God had a covenant with Abrahm-that he will be the father of many time nations. Instead, God  punished the Pharoh for  Moses to realize his mistakes. Sometimes God has to intervene to fulfill his promise and plans.
CONCLUSIONS:
We have learned that in every sin we committed there is an equal punishment. Remember that God is a Just God. Therefore, whether be it big or very small, all sin has an equal punishment. This is the way of God for us to be polished, until we learned from our mistakes and strainghtened our path to righteousness. But, some people specially those who do not know God yet, do not realize this. Some people accused God for their sufferings.
When we suffer setbacks in our life, let’s contemplate and think deeply why these things are happening. What have you done to deserve such punishment? Did we not committed a sin against God? Remember that any sin we do is committed against God, not to the person , but to God.

Galatians 6:7 

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Miyerkules, Enero 11, 2017

FORGIVENESS

FORGIVE US OUR SINS AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SINNED AGAINST US. That’s how Jesus taught us in our prayer. How can we be forgiven, if we do not know how to give forgiveness to others.
I know how these victims of human violations of the Martial Law felt.  Wallowing in the past would make them chained to it and will not be able to move on with peace and joy. God said, “Vengeance is Mine”.Haven’t the Marcoses felt  the most humiliating and embarrasing  eviction from the MalacaƱang Palace which was a news worldwide?
I remember the Martial Law under Marcos regime. He made people believed of a drama (bombing of Plaza Miranda is one)in the politics and declared the Martial law.  People said he won the second time because of fraud and there was alleged used of government funds to support his candidacy. From then on he ruled the country under martial law for almost 10 years. Even he lifted up martial law he still  retained some of his powers.
I recalled student activists marching in different areas of Metro Manila with  band on their head  or on their wrist. Most of the time if the marchers was along their  way to school, there will be no classes. They would gathered and marched near university belt, open places where there were many people  like the Avenida Rizal, Mendiola, Liwasang Bonifacio and the Commonwealth or the Circle in Quezon City.  I recalled one time while the jeepney I was on  passed by the Liwasang Bonifacio(my school was at Lyceum Manila), there were firetrucks throwing tear gas on the rallyists. I also experienced having witnessed the student activists rallied along Avenida Rizal and they were shouting and making noise barrage. It was indeed true that these student activists or rallyists were joined and spearheaded by KMU-Kilusang Mayo Uno and other NPAs group.
That’s how chaotic and horrifying  Manila was. There were news blackout and you can only watched and heard good news of the government programs.People voices were mummed. You’re only response was to follow the law of the Martial law regime. Death of government antagonists were not featured in newspaper or in television. You will hear news about famous people, students  detained for  subversion which you will learned through hearsay. There were news of torture and mass killing . It was so appalling, if that was the right term.
I hope and pray that these people can move forward with their life without bitterness by forgiveness. Breaking the chains of the past will make a joyful peaceful life , have they only realized.

The True Image of Jesus

Image result for jesus in shroud of turinImage result for jesus in shroud of turinThis was the negative and positive picture depicted from Shroud of Turin-a piece of cloth to cover death. The face of the dead human body of Jesus was marked on the shroud. This was where the image of Jesus came originally was said by historian and artist. Some claimed that it was a fake, while others said it’s the real shroud and face of Jesus after they checked the DNA and signs of brutality on his face which was also marked.
This picture shows the marred face of Jesus.
In Isaiah 52:13— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—
According to historian the Jews during the times of Jesus wore short hair. It was a blasphemy against God if a Hebrew wore long  hair. Even in Roman, History shows picture of short hair famous men like Herod, Alexander the Great, Titus, King Cyrus, etc.
1 Corinthian 11:15-4 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?
Therefore, Jesus Christ does not have a long hair. It’s in fact a defiance of God for men who wears long hair. Look at the Satanist, Antoine La Vey, Marilyn Manson and rock singers. They have long hair.
In Isaiah 53:2 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
Image result for roots on dry groundLook at this picture of root on dry ground. In other words, He is not what we think like the images portrayed. He was ordinary-looking. Isaiah was prophesying that the coming suffering Servant would arise in lowly conditions and wear none of the usual emblems of royalty, making His true identity visible only to the discerning eye of faith.
John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
This was what Jesus said when He was teaching at the Temple on Festival day and some crowd (Sadducees and Pharisees) were going against Him. That statement of Jesus implies of His looks-he has no beauty to attract, just like the roots on dry ground. Therefore, the pictures of Jesus portrayed in images worship by many is far from Jesus real face.
Remember the 2nd Commandment of God 7’You shall have no other gods before Me. 8You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heavenabove or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 9You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,…
Therefore, worshipping and bowing knee to idols is practice by the Pagans and is of Satan. Worshipping God is of Spirit and Truth that does not require any images at all.

We will only serve the Lord-Joshua 25:14-15

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We should always serve the Lord
And Him alone, we should fear.
For the throne of our hearts,
He does not want to share.
We should never allow another,
The place reserved for Him,
But to give Him that place of Lordship
That will keep our hearts from sin.
For we must choose whom we serve
And whom our allegiance is for.
But as for me and my household,
We shall only serve the Lord

The verse for a new beginning-2017

Philippians 3:13-14
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
That was the message of Paul to the Philippians. Paul used to be part of Sanhedrin-The Great Sanhedrin dealt with religious and ritualistic Temple matters, criminal matters appertaining to the secular court, proceedings in connection with the discovery of a corpse, trials of adulterous wives, tithes, preparation of Torah Scrolls for the king and the Temple, drawing up the calendar and the solving of difficulties relating to ritual law.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…daism/Sanhedrin
They were the persecutor of the followers of Christ, until Christ used him for his purpose. When he followed Jesus, he said that he may not have all that he desires, however, this did not take hold of him to do what was he set out to do for the sake of  Christ. Paul in following Christ had gone through  a lot of sufferings and persecution from his own country. However, was so determined to still pursue those plans even to have the same sufferings as Jesus Christ, so he can also partake in His resurrection-the ultimate prize.
Tayo din sa ating mga sarili ay nagpaplano, but we do not tend to focus on what is ahead. We tend to be anxious on what lies ahead, specially if we failed in the past. Sabi nga ni Paul, forget about the past and strain towards what is ahead. The past should be a training ground for what we are looking forward to, but should not dwell on it. There is always a bright tomorrow. Above all, He wants us to seek Him and His will for our lives and careers, and to work wholeheartedly as He leads us (see 2 Chronicles 31:21).
The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living. – Dr. Ed Delph
We all pray for our desires. This time, why not let God intervenes in your wishes. His wish for you might be the best to come. So, our prayer should be, “Your  will be done”.
Have a blessed 2017!