Lunes, Disyembre 24, 2012

How I Came to Know God-Part 2

When I lost my job, I felt with dismay, however it was only temporary. Still, I don't have a job, but I believe in God's promises. According to His word "My Strength is perfect in your Weakness". I felt some kind of relief when I realized that God is using me for His purpose. I tried to know Him deeper and the first step was to read His word -The Bible. Not everybody understands the Bible(remember Satan does not understand the Scripture), but God gave me wisdom to understand it.Understanding the Bible was not easy. You have to read and reread. To enhance your knowledge about it , you should be filled with Holy Spirit. This can be done through powerful meditation on His Words. Singing hymn to the Lord helps you , too, empower your holy spirit. Reading the Bible comes with  responsibility. Remember the Lord said" Go, and make disciples of nations". Matthew 13:8 -Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown., which means once we heard of the good news(words of God and salvation) we have to spread it to other people so they, too would be saved. You can do this if you are also an epitome of the words of God. I think this is the reason why a lot of people go on the streets, televisions, on transportation to spread the words of the Lord, because once you know the words of God it comes with responsibility. That's what I'm doing now.

I remember ( when I don't know God yet), I prayed every now and then. It may be just habit that I formed for long time. I still recall, I was saved twice from a near accident along the road while on a passenger transport. The only words I uttered on those 2 accidents was " Jesus save us". I used to be a great sinner and still sin today. Sometimes, It's hard to follow God, because we have attitudes that has grown with us since our childhood which was hard to change. I believe one day, I'll be fully transformed. Knowing God not only means, praying , going to church every Sunday or some people would say " as long as we do not oppress, offend or treat others unfairly". Those things are not enough to become God's disciple. You will come to know Him by reading the Scriptures. Reading the Scriptures will also tells you the truth about beliefs and practices of people. You have to read from cover to cover to fully understand it.

My great thanks and gratitude to Lord God, for giving me a good home, a family, a son ( I didn't expect), talents, job, keeping me and my family in good health , a good appearance, sustaining me and my son even in times that I am jobless,  and of course real friends who I can trust in times of needs and who embraced my weaknesses.


Martes, Disyembre 18, 2012

Origin of Christmas-The Shocking Truth

Christmas is the most celebrated season of the year in the whole wide world. Do you know where did Christmas originated? Christmas originally came from the Roman who associated Christmas celebration with their celebration of Saturnalia-an ancient Roman festivity in honor of the deity Saturn. Did you know that Saturn is associated with Osiris or Devil in the tarot and is a symbol of Satan. Check this out:

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzDHXiS86g
A shocking truth will be unfold about Saturn and how it is related to Satan.

Saturnalia festivities is a long celebration and starts December 17 and ends December 25 which involves offering of human sacrifice, sex, drinks and all things forbidden by Almighty Father. However, we have embraced Christmas celebration  because of  the festivities and joy the season brings. For us Christians, it may not be the exact date of the birth of Jesus, but we all join together in celebrating His birth. However, can we worship and honor God by involving ourselves with customs and traditions, which God Himself forbade as idolatry?. In fact those symbols of Christmas such as trees, mistletoe, wreath are actually pagan heathens. As the Bible clearly states in Jeremiah 10:2-4, "Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen; and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven. For the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain. For one cutteth a tree out of the forest. The work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not. "Here is another one Mark 7:7-8
They worship me in vain;  their teachings are merely human ruleYou have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

According to some, Christmas means Christ and Mass -means pass over or death. Remember when all first born son of Egypt died and putting blood on the door would the angels passed over so that first son of Hebrews would not die. Others says, Mass means religious usage means Death or Sacrifice. Therefore, it means many death of Christ This is not how Christmas means to us , Christians.

It was really a shocking truth about Christmas. Since, it was originally from the Romans, then it must be for the Roman Catholic. Everybody enjoy celebrating it. I , myself enjoy Christmas celebration, because my mind was set to the birth of Jesus Christ who was a gift of  Almighty Father for our salvation. Although , sometimes I would rather think of celebrating His Resurrection should be the most celebrated season since God had won victory over death and which means salvation for us is available through His death .Not even the Jews celebrated December 25 as birth of Jesus. The celebration can not be changed as it was embraced both the pagan Romans and of course of the whole wide world. Remember , we people do what we want to do that  makes us enjoyable and happy , disregarding God's word. Celebrating Christmas therefore, is a lie to true Christian people who knows the true God.


Biyernes, Disyembre 14, 2012

Right Relationship with God 2-catholic and paganism

According to many people , Catholic started it's way back during the time of the apostles and it was founded by Peter. The declaration of the origin of catholic wasn't clear. As far as I know Catholic originated during the time of  the reign of Constantinople. At first he purge Christianity, but when he requested for a divine assistance, he saw a vision of Cross in his dream, so he made a cross and put it in front of his battleship. He was victorious in that fight and thereby declaring Christianity based on his original belief which is paganism. So, he both combined Christianity and Paganism. In the New Testament, there is no mention of the papacy, worship or adoration of Mary (or the immaculate conception of Mary, the perpetual virginity of Mary, the assumption of Mary, or Mary ), petitioning saints in heaven for their prayers, apostolic succession, the ordinances of the church functioning as sacraments, infant baptism, confession of sin to a priest, purgatory, indulgences, or the equal authority of church tradition and Scripture. So, if the origin of the Catholic Church is not in the teachings of Jesus and His apostles, as recorded in the New Testament, what is the true origin of the Catholic Church?

Haven't you noticed that all these saints suffered physical death. Even, Mother Mary's death wasn't clear. Some says she was assumed to heaven, while others says she suffered physical death.. I found Elijah who was a  prophet that was assumed to heaven- Kings 2:11 says: "As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind" and Enoch who was taken into Heaven by the Father(Gen 5:24), (Ecc 44:16) Catholic practiced prayer petitioned to saints who suffered physical death. Why do we go to these saints for petition on our prayers when we can go directly to Jesus or to our Father , in Jesus name. It was very clear in the Bible , when Jesus said " I am the Way, the Truth and the Life", No one comes to the Father , except through Me. In ACT 17:23-29 clearly states that God doesn't not stay in those images, because He is everywhere. From the very beginning God hates these false gods. Those images created by man even if they think of it as a representation of our God are also false gods.

Constantine was actually an original pagan believers. When he found that  the Roman Empire was  so vast, expansive, and diverse, not everyone would agree to forsake his or her religious beliefs to embrace Christianity. So, Constantine allowed, and even promoted, the “Christianization” of pagan beliefs. Completely pagan and unbiblical beliefs were given new “Christian” identities. Some clear examples of this are as follows:
3) We do believe and it was a fact that Romans has many gods and goddesses. We have this book of Greek Mythology which is almost the same as the Romans. Ex : Aphrodite for Greek and Venus for Romans,etc.Thus, it has those pantheon of saints.

4) The supremacy of the Roman bishop (the papacy) was created with the support of the Roman emperors. With the city of Rome being the center of government for the Roman Empire, and with the Roman emperors living in Rome, the city of Rome rose to prominence in all facets of life. Constantine and his successors gave their support to the bishop of Rome as the supreme ruler of the church. Of course, it is best for the unity of the Roman Empire that the government and state religion be centered in the same location. While most other bishops (and Christians) resisted the idea of the Roman bishop being supreme, the Roman bishop eventually rose to supremacy, due to the power and influence of the Roman emperors. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the popes took on the title that had previously belonged to the Roman emperors – Pontificus Maximus.

The origin of the Catholic Church is the tragic compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions that surrounded it. Instead of proclaiming the gospel and converting the pagans, the Catholic Church “Christianized” the pagan religions, and “paganized” Christianity.

So, let's open our hearts and mind to God, so He will lead us the right way to Him. Accept Jesus to be your Savior and do not be led astray by going to God through those  images. As I always said, these has been used by Satan to deceive people.

Sabado, Disyembre 8, 2012

Right Relationship with God (tagalog)



Sa simula pa lamang mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ng Dios ang pagsamba sa mga imaheng ginawa ng tao kahit itoy maging representation Niya, sapagkat sya ay buhay. On my opinion God doesn’t want us to go through this images to pray for reasons stated below. Although kung magpray tayo ay hindi sa images, but to Him. May isang kwento sa new testament tungkol sa mga tao na gumawa ng image at nakalagay-Sa Dios na hindi nakikilala(I forgot if it’s Athens or if it’s Paul or Peter and nakapuna nun)Defintely dahil hindi nila nakikita ang Dios and they believe sa  makapangyarihang Dios kaya gumawa sila ng images. On my own opinion these images ay ginagamit ni Satanas para dayain ang tao. Ito marahil ang dahilan kaya ayaw ng Dios na si Ywhwh na gumamit tayo ng mga images or larawan .Hindi ba pag nanalangin si Jesus , tumitingala Sya sa langit. Si Pedro ay umakyat sa bubong para manalangin (Act 10:9).Although sinasabi ni Jesus na pag nanalangin ka huwag pumaris sa mga mapagpaimbabaw tulad ng mga Pharises. Kasi ang mga parisees ay  mga pakitang tao. Sabi  pumasok ka sa silid at manalangin ng taimtim. Sinasabi ko na ginagamit ni Satan ang mga images dahil  ito ang paraan nya paraan nya para lituhin ang tao para makuha nya. Kumalat na ang simbolo nya  sa mundo, kaya ang tao naging worldly lovers and not God lovers, dahil it is  where satan is. Ang taong nagbabasa ng Bible at ikaw ay catholic, sinisigurado kong magbabago ka rin ng paniniwala-because catholic do like the pagans do.Kung hindi mo maintindihan ang Bibliya at tinatamad kang basahin si satanas ay nasa sa iyo pa because Satan cannot understand the scriptures. Pag nawala na sya sa iyo bibigyan ka ng Dios ng pangunawa at karunungan. Malalaman mo na wala na si satanas sayo pag palagi kang nagbabasa o nakikinig ng  mga bagay na ukol sa Dios, palagi kang aawit ng mga awiting papuri at ang bawat sasabihin at magigigng desisyon  mo ay lagi mo syang nasa sa isip at sa oras oras palagi mong babantayan kung ikaw ay nagkakasala. Although tao pa rin tayo na nagkakasala. Ang ating katauhan ay bumubuo ng 2 bahagi: katawang lupa at katawang espiritu. Ang katawang lupa ay pinaghaharian ng mga bagay na pang mundo at ang espiritu ay para sa Dios. Ang mahalaga ay pagyamanin natin ang ating katawang espiritu(mababasa mo ito sa Book of Rome na ipinahayag ni Paul)

Nasakop na ni satanas ang mundo dahil sa mga symbols nya na kumalat sa lahat ng dako. Example yung dating Christmas na parol . dati ito ay 4 sided pero lumaon naging 5 sided at may circle which is a satanic symbol. Ang Christmas ginawang X,mas –which means death of the birth of the Savior which is Christ. See how we celebrate Christmas. We are excited for the worldly and material joy it brings to us( dahil ang Christmas ay originally a pagan tradition) Ngayon namayagpag na rin ang Freemasons which uses the symbol of David( 2 opposite triangle)kaya lang ang sa freemasons ay may locked sa bawat sides. Sa aking palagay ito ang dahilan kaya dumami ang mga bakla at tomboy( these transgender is deception of the devil)Read Matthew 1:26-27. Pero sa isipan ng tao-sinasabi dapat natin silang unawain dahil hindi nila kasalanan na maging ganun at tao rin sila, which is a wrong reasons kung mauunawaan mo ang babala sa Bibliya. Nung ng concert dito si Lady Gaga, maraming nagprotest na Christians pero ang sabi ng mga supporters., Lady gaga is only an art yung kanta at yung porma nya.Sabi nga ng kasama ko mga bobo daw ang nagpoprotesta kay Lady Gaga –pinoportray lang daw nito ay art.  Hindi alam ng tao ginagamit ito ni Satanas , pati na ang maraming music ngayon at mga palabas sa TV or sa Sine.

You know after reading the Bible, both new and old, parang ang pinakabuod ay gusto ng Dios na Siya ang ating unahin sa lahat ng bagay dahil tayo ay pagaari nya . Kung baga Siya ang pinakahari at dapat lamang na lagi Siyang bigyan ng pansin, purihin at unahin katulad ng mga may kaharian sa mundo. Iginagalang , sinusunod at pinupuri ang kanilang hari. Pinababa Nya (Ywheh) si  Jesus para patunayan sa tao na mayroong pangalawang buhay at dapat na magtiwala sa Dios na lumikha dahil may kaparusahan ang kasalanan. He gave all powers to Jesus to rule over the world and it’s people kaya dapat tayo ay manalig sa ating Panginoong Jesus. Sa pangalan lamang Nya (Jesus-Phillipians 2:10) ay makapangyarihan na kaya nga sinasabing A Name above every names(in the book of Peter). Kaya dapat pag nanalangin palaging sa pangalan ni Jesus. When we are praying we can talk directly to the Father almighty(Ywheh) , but in Jesus name or to Jesus only.
Ang mga sinasabing idolatry ay hindi lamang sa mga images kungdi pati na rin sa mga bagay na inuuna natin kaysa sa ating Dios tulad ng mga bagay na ukol sa relasyun, trabaho, pera, kaibigan atpb. Alam mo pag ang Dios ay sumaatin parang hindi ka dapat magisip ng problema at Siya na ang bahala. Kaso sa simula pa lamang hindi ganun ang ginagawa ng tao. Siguro kung sinunod lang natin ang Dios para na rin tayong nasa langit : walang gutom, walang paghihikahos, walang problema at ang lahat ay Masaya. Halimbawa sa isang pamilya or mag­­-asawa:kapag pareho kayong sumasainyo ang Dios wala na kayong magiging probleman or kung magkaproblema man (kasi  nga nasa katawang  lupa ang isang bahagi natin  na pinaghaharian ng worldly matters),  Dios ang bahala ayon sa ating pagtitiwala. Kaya palagi ding may lungkot at kabiguan because of that flesh in our body, but if you strengthen your Holy Spirit magiging complacent or kampante  ka because we depend on God….at gusto Nya na sa lahat ng bagay ay sa Kanya mo iniaasa. Di ba sabi ni Jesus , mapalad ang umaasa at nagtitiwala sa Dios. Kung ang lahat ng tao ay ganun ang pananaw , sabi ko nga para na rin tayong na sa langit. Pag nagkaganun pati an gating anak at asawa ay parang mga kapatid natin. Kaso hindi lahat ng tao sa mundo ay may ganung paniniwala at kapus sa kaalaman tungkol sa Dios.
Marami akong gustong ibahagi . Kung gusto niyong madagdagan ang kaalaman at tamang relasyun sa ating Panginoon manood sa mga palabas sa TV na magpapalawak ng kaalaman tulad ng PTV 4 everyday till Fri. 11pm and Channel 11 /700 club or every Sunday sa Light TV 33 every 9pm. Magagaling ang mga nagtuturo sa TV33  pero ang power ng Holy spirit ay madarama mo sa PTV 4 every 11pm para lumakas ang Holy Spirit sa ting katauhan.
Makakdagdag din ang pag basa  nito sa mga website at magsaliksik pa ng mga bagay na nauukol sa Dios.
Look at this websites so you’ll  be wary of those signs and symbols of satan :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkFRPt4xIVY

 Watch this video of Angelica Zambrano-you might say na gawa gawa lang ito, marami pang mga ganito na pwede mong malaman. She is an evangelist….kaya hindi ito alam ng marami. I can be an evangelist kasi  tungkol sa Bible ang pinagaaralan nila. I can be a Christian because I believe in Christ and a follower of Christ.

Lunes, Disyembre 3, 2012

Living with God -part V

 Jesus said in Luke 12:54 , that we should be aware of the time.  You can sense that anytime He is on His way to come to redeem His people and to judge the wickedness into the fires of hell. Although, Jesus said, nobody knows, not even the Father who is in Heaven. Being closer to God, you can also sense the heaviness and gravity  of the world sins. To my friends, brothers and sisters. This is for you. I want to spread the news of salvation. while it still not too late. Please turn away from idolatry: venerating images, which was created by man, doing things your own way (this is also considered idolatry). Our focus in life should be with God only. Everything   we do should always be for His Glory. Before making a decision , think first if this is pleasing to God. In that way , we are placing God first and giving Him the glory. God, always wants to be glorify which is just right and proper. Let not venerate images, as this is used by Satan to deceive God's people. God is alive and those images experienced death while Jesus conquered death and is alive. If we do venerate those dead people through images and sculpture, then we should also do that to all the prophets who was chosen by God . There was a family of 7 children and a mother , because of their trust and commitment to God did not eat the forbidden meat which was served by the Assyrian, caused them horrible death. They, too should be venerated? It was very clear in the Bible when Jesus said in John 14:6"no one comes to the Father except through Me.The Bible is the best and only way that your life would change to be closer to God.

Lunes, Nobyembre 19, 2012

Living with God 4

We only resort to God once our problem is too heavy. Most of young people would resort to horoscope, tarot readers, palm readers to find  answers specifically relationship problems. I used to be one, before. That's one reason why I studied and practiced tarot, astrology, palm reading, etc. These things are really abominable and detestable to God. Don't you know that God is always waiting for you to come to Him for ANY help. Almighty God is just in His punishment however, God is always forgiving and will not remember your sins once you come back to Him. Just like what He did to the Israelite. That's how loving and forgiving God is.

When I started reading the Bible I became high with God. I want to know Him more and more. Now I realized a lot people doesn't know God at all and they thought they knew God. Jesus Christ said when he was on the cross, " Father forgive them for they know not what they do". I was one of those people that didn't know what I'm doing....no longer today. We always find this message : In everything you do, put God  first. It's only now that I came to know the meaning of this statement. Now I have the Christ confidence, not the world confidence or self confidence. Self confidence brings frustration, but Christ confidence would never fail you.

God has given each of us freedom to do anything we want to do, however we are responsible for it's consequences. If we walk with Christ, unite with Him and fear His name- whatever things, decision we would make: will never fail. Try not to put any gap between your relationship with Him. Generally , people of today -there's always a wall that stands between God and us. People, including I, too am focus with worldly things : food to eat, job, relationship, family, things we love to do (singing, gigs, etc). These are walls that divides between our relationship with God. Time is running short. The world can never be better. Our duty now is to come to God, know Him, worship Him and have Faith in Him. Let's bring back the love He anxiously miss  from us. He never wants us to perish, but wants us to join Him in His Kingdom. Let's spread the good news to each everyone to be saved. Let's save souls.

SONG OF THE 3 HOLY CHILDREN -in book of Daniel

Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
And blessed is thy glorious and holy Name: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the Temple of thine holy glory: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the Cherubim, and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou on the glorious Throne of thy kingdom: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven: and above all to be praised and glorified for ever.
O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye waters that be above the heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O every shower and dew, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye winds, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye dews and storms of snow, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye ice and cold, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye frost and snow, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O let the earth bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye mountains and little hills, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye things that grow on the earth, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye fountains, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye seas and rivers, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O Israel bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord, praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord, praise and exalt him above all for ever: for he hath delivered us from hell, and saved us from the hand of death, and delivered us out of the midst of the furnace, and burning flame: even out of the midst of the fire hath he delivered vs.
O give thanks unto the Lord, because he is gracious: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O all ye that worship the Lord, bless the God of gods, praise him, and give him thanks: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Linggo, Nobyembre 4, 2012

Living with God Part 3

What does God wants from us is the first  question that  we would ask ourselves.How do I know I'm a Christian? How can I be sure that I do indeed know God? I didn't know God until I have read the Bible. Many thinks that they know God. That's what also I thought before. Now, that I have read His Words, I surely know who God was and what He wants. He is a jealous God that He doesn't want to share His glory to anybody , except upon the coming of His Servant, Jesus Christ, because God is in Him. He created the commandments as a  prerequisite of knowing Him and it is  a condition that must be fulfilled in order to come to know God, and  obedience is the manifestation or evidence of knowledge of God.

He chose Israel to be His own people as a promised to  Abraham : that his descendants will  multiply like stars in the sky and protect them and to become defender of enemies and gate of cities. Even the times that Israel became rebellious of God because they turned to idolatry- instead of asking and seeking Almighty Father's help and guidance, still Almighty Yahweh, showed His love through His prophets. Through the prophets, the messages of God was given across to people of Israel. However, some of them would not believed that they fell trapped to their death and defeat. Even if they committed sins, once they acknowledged their sins and turned back to Him , they were forgiven- that's how God was and still up to the present. Things will changed, but not God and His words. He is a loving, forgiving God.Through Jesus Christ, everything we ask from God will be given according to His Kindness. God said, " Seek my Kingdom, and everything shall be added unto you". Therefore, if we seek His Kingdom, then everything we asked of Him through our Lord Jesus Christ will surely be granted.

I keep on reiterating that Almighty God, Yahweh is a jealous God that He hates people who turned to idolatry. This was one reason why God became so angry with people of Israel,  that he punished them with wars, famine, sickness and horrible death. God doesn't want us to do everything that we want to do. He wants us to put Him first in our life.What people of today normally do is do whatever would satisfy him; ie: games, accessories, clothes, gadgets, movies, foods, drinking, and anything of worldly matters. These things are also idolatry to God. Not all people know about this. I didn't know it too, before.Now that I'm fully aware of it, I want to share it to you. Consulting, tarot, astrology, numerology, and the like are things hated by God. I, myself have still some baggage  that hasn't been cleared up yet. I still have some worldly desires that I wishes gone and fear that it might be late.

Not everybody can understand the bible because of the so many parables and confusions of the words. However, if you read it by heart and has the eagerness to know His words, the Holy Spirit will empower you to understand it. Once you're in it, you will start singing hymn to the Lord-praising, praying all the time. Some of your earthly desires will be gone. I'm a single mother and still young at 56 :). Unlike women of my age still seek for a lifetime partner-this desire was gone. My desire is to know God more through people. I still wish to be with my best friends and to share them the good news of salvation. Time of His second coming  is almost here and we have to be prepared. When I read about that only few will remain with God, I felt so sad. I, myself wasn't sure if I would also be included in the new Jerusalem. Remember hell was prepared for Satan and his demonic angels, however this was also prepared to people who has never turned out from their wickedness. Idolatry is one wickedness of people and the number one wickedness of people that God hated so much.To picture hell -is a place of  fire that never dies, brimstone and worms: it is a tormented place. On the second coming of Jesus which is near , let's prepare ourselves before God , so we may not be thrown to the this place where we will suffer forever.


Huwebes, Oktubre 18, 2012

Knowing the True God

"Love God above all things" is the first commandment of God. This was the first commandment given to Moses in a tablet during their exodus to the Promised Land. According to Deuteronomy 6:

(6)I am the LORD your God,...(7)You shall have no other Gods before me. (8)You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; (9)you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, (10)but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The above message of God was very clear, but still a lot of human create images and any likeness of God and made those images their God. We do not know if these images the people made like woods, carvings is really God. So Paul told the people of Athens who created image of God which written -to unknown god, that God does not stay in those images and taught them about God. God does not want anybody to share His glory for He is a jealous God. Perhaps there are lots of people who were not taught the right way of venerating God. They would kneel and pray before an images or graven images , wipe their handkerchief, kiss the images  and put flowers and perfume in it. We may read from the Bible about those graven images as requested by Yahweh to Moses to make a bronze serpent, so that the people who were bitten by snakes could look upon it and be healed. Now it is true that centuries later King Hezekiah destroyed it; however, this action was done because the people worshiped it as a god (2 Kings 18:4) Also , in the Temple of Solomon, it was created with graven images of angels and palm trees. God may not forbid creating those images, because based on  the stories it was some form of decorations in His temple. In the catholic church, those images are not decorations. According to the Catholic  Church , it does NOT compel her members to kneel or pray before images. No one is allowed by the Church to pray to images since they have no ears to hear or power to help us. The Church allows for the veneration of images as long as the honor is directed towards Christ and His saints. However, there was no such messages from God that we can venerate images as long as the honor is directed towards Christ or any saints. Any alteration on the words of God is not coming from Him. What most people are doing are focus on their prayers to a certain saint. ie, St Jude:patron of lost causes, etc. If we analyzed it, a certain person instead going directly to Jesus , they use saints. One  reasons of the catholic-if others pray for you , why can we not go to saints to pray for us. Have not Jesus said in John14:6

  "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


I also noticed that Jesus has come to a lot of names, like the Sto NiƱo, Padre Nazareno, etc. There was never any of that name in the Bible that pertains to Jesus. During the celebration  of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, a lot of people would come  from near and far places just to visit the Nazarene on it's festivities believing their prayers will be answered or their health will be restored. Most of them would try to come nearer , kiss the Nazarene, wiped the image with handkerchief, towel, etc. Imagined they have even changed the name of Jesus to Black Nazarene or Padre Nazareno. As the song goes "Jesu Padre Nazareno...." .When I was a child , I used to kneel before images, kiss and  wiped my handkerchief in it. I was thinking that it was the image of God in heaven. Everywhere I see those images of saints , I would felt in my heart, respect. I felt respect for the images, until I learned the truth about it.I once believed that Catholic was the number 1 religion in the world. Was this the reason why Satan used the catholic church to deceive people of God? On my researched I found out that the Catholic religion originally was from Rome who used to be pagans believers. Without those images of saints, rosary and the cross sign is the perfect epitome of church of Christ. It combines the old and new testament. The temple of Yahweh with the Covenant in the middle and place for burning incense and offerings, just like the catholic church.The catholic priest who wears 'Soutane' in French word, is almost like the robe wore by priest during those times of Israel. Aaron, the High Priest wore a richly decorated garments with ornaments and  with symbols only for God purposes.  Not only that, in the new testament, Paul requires the women to wear veil on their head in  Corinthian 11:2-6. You can only see this scene in a catholic church. It is also the catholic church that do what Jesus Christ did in the last supper , Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. This is included in the mass  ceremony of  the catholic church. Just like in the old testament in Moses times Exodus 24:8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." 

Sometimes I would think that the beast with 10 horns and  7 heads-Revelation 13, would identify to Rome, because Rome is famous for it's 7 hills. Remember Rome rose into power even  before Christianity and was in power for almost 500 years according to History. During the spread of Christianity Rome was very powerful. Thus Catholic church was created.Remember Rome was a pagan believers.


Wasn't it that Satan came here to deceive people, so he brought distraction to the church so people would be confused and go to the wrong way of venerating God. Wasn't it Rome the one Try to check this video, you will be surprised with amazed what you will discover 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzDHXiS86g


I also believed that those visions like the  dancing  Lady of Medjugorje was not from God Remember that God doesn't want to share His Glory and Satan is a good mimicker. Satan is a good deceiver of mankind. So, let not be deceived. Let us seek the Kingdom of God , so Satan will stay away from us and we can felt from our heart if whatever is happening around us is coming from God or not. We can also make the right decision once we came closer to God. In our current society , there are so many things that we have to give attention to which affect the future of our family and the nation as a whole. Ex. the RH bill, the Divorce bill. Satan came here muddling people of God , so we can be taken to his way and not to the way of our God who has the right to have us.  Remember that wisdom is better than intelligence, and Wisdom starts in reading the Bible. 

What was written above were based on my own opinion and observation.

Sabado, Oktubre 13, 2012

A Serenade to God (from the hym of My Serenade)

My serenade begins in the night  
When life begins to gloom.
My serenade becomes a delight 

When God was on my side

All the things became too light
For You have taken all my fright.
I'll sing my serenade.

The Lord has heard the song of my heart
I felt Him by my side.
The Lord  has heard the song of my heart
I felt a great delight

All the things became too light
For You have taken all my fright
I'll sing my serenade

-josephine
 

Living with God -Part 2

A lot of people doesn't really know who God is. Yesterday , It was not clear to me the reason why Jesus let Himself seriously suffered and died on the cross. Now, I know the reason. Preachers, priest, and the like always says 'Jesus died on the cross to save us? To save us from death? How many people know the meaning of death. In the Bible death means three(3) things: when Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit , which means a separation from God. God used to be with people. They never saw his face, though, but He talked to them and stayed with them: Second death is the physical death (self explanatory) and third : Death to eternity - to Hell, a place prepared by God for  Satan and his angels, however due to the wickedness of man, this will also be a place for them, as well. A torment place of  eternal fire that is never quenched and brimstone with big never-dying worm. As Jesus says in the Bible Mark 9:45,46…

“And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”


The preceding verse seemingly states,  that if a person  dies unprepared, he or she immediately  goes to hell. Does this also means there is no purgatory? No wonder why some of those people who experienced near death  saw a lot of people falling into hell. Some people say hell is the suffering you experience here on earth. I visited one time a dying friend (they're like family to us). When she was still strong , she had a lot of vices and she cohabited with the same sex whom she deceived a lot of times. She was suffering from diabetes and it's complexities which was also the cause of her death. I told her mother about the hell and told her ( the dying daughter) to ask forgiveness to all the people she had made wronged and to forgive herself and asked for Jesus to be saved. The mother said, hell was not true. That hell was what she (the dying daughter) was suffering now. Had the mother believed in what I said, perhaps the daughter might still be saved. I doubt her soul might suffer forever.

When there was fight in heaven, Satan and his angels were cast out from Heaven. So they stay with us. It was through Satan's angel that people were deceived and will be deceived.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9).

Fallen angels were scattered here on earth and each and everyone has it's own orders and responsibilities (we are never aware of this , unless we seek)They are spirits , so we never see them. However, they deceived people in so many ways. They were actually the  reason for confusion, fight and troubles of humanity. They are great mimickers -the voice, the face. Remember they also have power. A lot of people believe in ghost and a returning dead person. The Bible never says something about it. Our belief should always be based on The Bible which we believe are the words of God. Even those apparitions. According to the Bible, Yahweh, the Almighty Father God is a jealous God. Therefore, He doesn't want anything or anybody to share His Glory.

 "I am YAWHWEH ELOHIM: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." -Isaiah 42:8

So, if we believe in these apparitions and anything that will give our focus to that thing that we believe was the reason for us to be healed in our sickness , then think first where did those apparitions or  miracle coming from? Was it from God or from the Devil? Let not be deceived for many will come in My (Jesus) name. According to Luke 21.8 And he said, take heed that ye be not deceived,.... With false Christ, and false prophets.

If you still believe in: ghost , miracles or apparitions, think first if these are coming from our Almighty God on Heaven or from something else. If you start reading and understanding the Bible, you will no longer be deceived by these things and in fact you will gain the power of discernment. A special power of spirit not given to all man.


 

Huwebes, Oktubre 11, 2012

HOW I CAME TO KNOW GOD

I started seeking the Kingdom of God when my mother died in 2009. My mother bought The Bible during my teenage days. I tried opening and reading it, however as much as I want to understand what the verses means, I can't. From then on  I never bothered to touch it. 

When my mother died, I tried asking the meaning of Life. I suffered so much emotionally. It was too painful for me, unlike when my father died in 1986. I have 7 siblings, and I'm the second to the eldest. Our eldest died in 2003. One of my brother whom I stay with, in our parent's house is still single while one of my sister who also is  with us , is a single mom. She has a daughter who is married and has 4 kids which she support financially. I'm a single mother of a 17 years old boy who is now in first year college in Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology in our place, General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite. My sister who stays with us , is working abroad for 27 years. She is the primary financial support of the family, however on some cases my married sister who is a teacher at EARIST helps us financially, as well.

I have no job during those times so I made a habit of watching television. One time, while I was watching the TV, I came across the show on Channel 11 entitled 700 Club Asia. The presentation was about black magic and people who were possessed. I used to study tarot, numerology, palmistry, and astrology. Since these things had my interest, I got stuck on the show. I enjoy watching it until I made sure that I watch every episode. Since I was so much in grief due to my mother's death, I was so much enlightened by the prayers and the inspiring stories of the show. Watching the show has triggered me to read the Bible again. I read and reread. Some parts were still not as easy to read as it is today. Reading and rereading the Bible had changed my religion. I used to be a Roman Catholic.  I do believe religion would not save you, however it is a help to grow spiritually. I have learned to share some of my earned money  to the show because I believe it helps people to Glorify God. It may be a small amount, but added to the many blessings of others who shares theirs to OB(Operation Blessings) is of great help to a lot of people who prayed to God , to help them alleviate their miserable life. 

I have PC at home with internet connection. Internet has helps me gain lots of information of so many things including,  The Bible. I became too much obsessed to read about futures as was told in the Book of Revelation. I even emailed some authors for clarifications. The Book of  Revelation which is too hard to understand, because of it's too much complexities of objects and creations shown to John, has  now  became  easy for me  to understand . I became interested in watching videos of people who had experienced near death or temporary death  and came back to life. With all these stuff I was doing, I became aware of what God really wants us to do. I realized later, it's hard to live because you really cannot live life to the fullest, if you believe in Heaven and Hell, and if you really want to live with God. It is compromising to live and live with God. Sometimes how I wish I was not born at all. It was too hard for me who was born in an urban life. How I envy those people in the remote areas who hasn't been reached by modernization. But, I don't want to go to hell and I believe in the existence of the Powerful Almighty Father (Yahweh) who gave power for our Lord Jesus to rule over the world and humanity for us to be saved.  

We grew up a troubled family because of misunderstanding. It was still the same environment until, I came to know God. My patience was  practiced in our family. Dealing with my brothers and sisters needs a lot of patience. Sometimes I would questioned myself , if I was the problem. I realized that each of us has a problem and until one would not recognize God there will always be problem. I learned from dealing with people that people are generally good. Maybe because he was created in the likeness of God. Somehow , I would also think that people generally also takes care of themselves , first. I came to a conclusion that God made His second command, 'Love thy neighbor as you love thyself" because this is the foremost of what people has to do to make Him happy and to Glorify God. Of course the First Commandment: Love and honor God above all things; if obeyed , everything follows. Obeying the second commandment would also mean of your faith in God. Imagined a neighbor , a friend or anybody who approaches you and borrow some money for important reasons. However, you have money, but was already allocated for something. You would say, "I'm sorry , I really don't have money because.......(so many excuses). I was also guilty of it. One time my brother came to ask for some food. The food prepared was just right for us, although I can still cook. I told my brother, "I'm sorry, the food is just right for us". Have you given your favorite pants, t-shirt, blouse. bags or shoes to a charity? How many of us who has allocated money for the charity even we have very limited resources. No, I can't give this to charity. I still have to buy food, or so and so....( so many reasons). Why can we not give the money allocated  for something and  belief that God will take care of that problem. God sees what we're doing.We, sure don't have that thinking because we really do not know how to live with God. However, people always think of themselves , first.




FATE OR DESTINY



Of Fate and Destiny

by Josey Miller on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 9:24am ·

First thing that comes to my mind when I started to learn things about life is, " Do we really have control of our life? Do we really have our own choice or is life a flow where you just want to follow using all your potentials to fulfill your destiny? The Bible says,"Everything that happens in the world is made to work out according to God’s purpose. Evil exists, but it is not allowed to thwart God’s providence. God uses even sinful men for His purposes. “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD;He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases” (Proverbs 21:1). God worked in the hearts of the Egyptians (Exodus 12:36) and King Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:27) to bring about His purpose. Even when Man’s intent is purely evil, God can still bring about His will, as in the case of those who crucified Jesus (Acts 2:23; 4:27-28).

Therefore, it's God's will for the Egyptian Pharoah to stop the Israelite from leaving and through God's power that He brought plagues to Egypt so that Israelite would believe that there is God who created them and to whom they shall avow obedience.It is also God's will for Peter to be blinded and to spread God's love and salvation. However, is it also God's will for a person to be in totally living a very distressful life so that he soon discover that there is God whom He should trust to direct his life? Is it also fate while on the process of choosing your destiny suddenly died of an accident?

The Bible teaches that Man was created with the ability to make moral choices and that he is responsible for those choices. Did Adam and Eve predestined to disobey God?. On the contrary, Adam and his wife had the ability to choose obedience or disobedience . They knew what the result of their decision would be, and they were held accountable .The same thing when we make decision to the choices presented to us.

There are many of us who are wandering around aimlessly through life, wondering where we are meant to go, and we look at other people's success and wishing they were ours. No matter with our own exhaustive effort aiming of following our dream destiny, plans are still thwarted due to unavoidable occurrences? We may have choices, however choices presented are limited and no way to reach your aim destiny.
Example -you dream to be a doctor however, your parents cannot afford to send you to school. You work hard , but still not enough to support your ambition.

On the Psychic point of view,our own fate may be said to be determined by the time, date and place of your birth. We may say that in some ways it outlines the things to come which are out of control. However, Other aspects of fate are not out of our control. They deal with our inner mind, our conscious ideas and beliefs, our moral standards and other aspects you can recognize as the like. example: when we chose a partner we know what would be the effect in our future- we chose to go with a lazy, drug addict person or to cohabitate with a married person.

Destiny is something we choose to go after.... Fate is something that happens to us, and seemingly takes away our choices, but in fact actually leads us back towards the choice of Destiny we already made before we were born. Does this ends to saying, each one of us has our own destiny?

A Poem Dedicated to God

DEDICATED TO GOD
Words of adjectives are not enough to
describe you lot.

Songs are not enough to praise you
God.

Because You are the Beginning of all
the words and songs.

And You are the end of Everything.

So how am I going to praise you and
how am I going to describe You.

All I know is You are the fullest of
all good and beautiful things who

give me love and what is best.

You are the help, You are the food,
You are the water, You are the sun,

you are the air, You are the house,
You are my mother, my father, my brother, my sister , my friend and everything
that keeps me going , going through life
until the end. The end of loneliness and beginning of everlasting happiness.

I cannot forget when you were by me in
times of sorrow , in times of loneliness to keep me happy and keep me warm.. Warm
to keep me going, going through life till the end.

How I wish I could be as what you want
me to be. For Your Honor, it’s my honor to be chosen as the one, one who
will be Angel of Destiny.