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what was the original sin

Hi there, how is everyone doing today? hope it is sunny there for it is rainy here, but looks like the sun might just come out. For anyone interested and who probably have wondered what was the original sin that got Adam and Eve evicted from the garden of eden (hint: it wasnt sex otherwise how can they have babies as God commanded them to have them).

Adam and Eve had everything they needed to be happy, they had a beautiful garden of pleasure (Eden) they have enough to eat had wonderful activities together, no wickedness at all, no fear of death, no sickness as they would never die or get sick. All the commands God gave them were positive commands, what to do, not what not to do, except one prohibition. this prohibition would not cause any hardship of any kind. They could eat of all the trees of the garden and no doubt it had trees of every kind with some of the most delicious fruit imaginable. Their actions and thoughts would naturally be pure and clean and they were happy, they had not depression, or guilt or fear of the future. The garden had everything that was delightful to the eye and the animals were at peace and man had no fear of them harming him (imagine swimming with a great white shark under such circumstances).

What would happen if they disobeyed the prohibition? They would die, did anyone ever read they would die and go to heaven anywhere in the bible at all? Did they understand death? Yes, animals still died, they knew they were only around a short time, and that they didn’t exist before, they understood death very well, other wise Jehovah would be unjust to punish them with something they didn’t understand and far be it for the true God to act unjustly.

But some creepy angel decided (by meditating on it a while) that he wanted to be worshipped, a very selfish desire, he coveted something that didn’t belong to him and he had no right to, he developed a big head basically, so to get what he coveted, he decided to deceive eve (why not adam?)first, because she was the newer of the two and less experienced. So he twisted what God had said, and as a result she believed him over Jehovah who had never abused her, misled her or lied to her. And Adam followed suit and the rest is history.

But why did taking a fruit of a tree result in such a miserable world we live in, it was such a small disobedient act?  Well this sin reflected this lack of faith and love for the creator, it was a rebellion of self determination or independance of God, sin means to miss the mark, the standard Jehovah set for man, a limit where man could go and go no furthur morally speaking. today you see the results of everyone deciding what is right and wrong, you see the controversy, abortion is right, no it is wrong, homosexulaity is right, no wrong, obesity is a disease, no it is a moral failing, children born disabled is punishement for the parents for doing some wrongs (heard some politician guy say this) So what was so special about this tree of knowledge of good and bad?

I will quote someone who backs up what I understand it to be, THE JERUSALUM BIBLE in footnote on Genesis 2:17 comments concerning the tree of knowledge.  “This knowledge is a privelege which God reserves to himself and which by sinning is to lays hands on, 3:5, 22, it dos not mean ominiscience which fallen man does not possess, nor is it moral discrimination for unfallen man had it and God could not refuse it to a rational being, it is the power of deciding for himself what is good and what is evil and of acting accordingly, a claim to complete moral independence by which man refuses to recognize his status as a created being, the first sin was an attack on God’s soverignty a sin of pride.”

I have told some this and they didn’t believe that the tree represented God’s right to rule, to set the standards of what is right and wrong. Who can you think of is better qualified to decide what is good for man or not? I would put my happiness in his hands before any human wouldnt you? Heck even before I listen to myself, I can’t be trusted to rule over myself successfully, (sounds weird to say I know).  Surly satan would like you to think human wisdom is the way to true freedom, but he lies. If you dont worship Jehovah your worshipping satan and that is how he likes it. his biggest weapon against man is deception, making people believe they are serving God but are not. sad really, The apostle paul said you can recognize a servant of God or not by their actions. What are they doing? what is their attitude say about war? mans governments? marriage? honesty? poor people? foreigners? violence? How do they act towards others? what is their attitude and actions in the workplace? What do they like to talk about? Do they indicate to you that they love God or not?

Are they honest in the workplace? do they steal, or lie, or do they have fits of anger over small things? do they respect the laws of their country? do they go by the bibles principles when there is a difference of opinion like issues of abortion, or medical treatments or care of animals and children? Do they treat others like they want to be treated. do they respect the privacy of others? do they meddle in other people’s personal affairs? Do they think it is okay to lie cheat steal or kill in some circumstances but not others? are they consistent? Do they look to man’s governments to solve mankinds problems? You can tell who or what people worship? I look at people who get all hyped up over football or baseball teams and rooting for one team over another, and talking about it and watching it on tv and prioritizing their team or games over more important things like taking care of their children or family obligations as worshipping competition and human athletes.

Anyway sin is starting to become out of date in this day and age, and that is partly the fault of the religious leaders of christendom, who claim to know the bible and represent God of the bible but who belie the claim by advocating self determination and human governments as the pancrea for mankinds problems, thus elevating Satans house as the solution to the problems satan caused in the first place (talk about the fox guarding the hen house scenario) and this is partly the fault of the government rulers who do not pracitce what they preach who break the moral laws all in the name of obeying the moral laws. And now just like physical laws they aer breaking the moral laws and are reaping the consequences. these moral laws are just as sure as the physical laws.

Continuing the quote of this article I read, partial quote, “he can never escape the fact that he is a subject to many things including both physical and moral laws, if he tried to ignore these laws he soon comes into a clash with natural forces resulting in sickness or calamity or he encroaches upon the rights of others and meets with trouble.” So people wonder why Governements are getting worse and the sufferings and injustice they cause is getting worse. They are breaking these moral laws (and some physical as well)

So as long as sin rules over our bodies and minds, it is a battle to do right (apostle paul speaks about this struggle) romans 7:14-25.

So sin is something that cannot be eradicated thorugh our own effort hence the need for the ransom sacrifice Jesus gave, but this is for another post. as long as man is sinful (and satan is taking advantage of it to corrupt people beyond reform and he is a creep to boot) peace and security and paradise will never materialize.

“Our father in the heavens let your name be santified (hollowed) let your kingdom come and let your will take place as in heaven also upon the earth.” matthew 6:9-10 takes on more meaning when we learn about sin and it’s affects. I want you all to name just one human who can overcome satan and his propaganda without devine help? Any takers? Hence the need for this kingdom (government by God)and for his will to be done (if it was being done in the man governments would we need to even pray this anymore?)if the united nations is God’s expression of his kingdom on earth (christendoms words not mine) then why is it so corrupted, cruel and why is it breaking all of Gods moral laws? Do you suppose the leaders of chrsitendom are lying? why would they do that? the same reason satan did, they want something they have no right to, they want to be kings. Gross sin is really manifest in organizations, and in another post I will touch on the reason for that. Just think the expression I have heard many times over the years, “It is good to be King.” why? the king can make whatever laws he wants and take property from others at will and gain more wealth and power then anyone can ever achieve. So let us not be overcome by sin nor be seduced to crave what satans world has to offer, it is temporary and will not lead to happiness and peace for anyone. How?

this is for another post, see you all later,

 

 

Hi y’all, how is it going for you today?

today I was just thinking, well I kind of think like this everyday really, I have noticed in all my travels over the internet, which is the only way to fly when you cant afford to physically do so, that people are concerned about so many happenings such as agenda 21, national health care, drug wars, terrorism, privacy invasions both in person and on person if you know what I mean, property rights being violated on a regular basis, a police state being overbearing in their enforcements of thousands and thousands and thousands of rules passing as laws and the like. Not to mention the dealings in foreign nations like syria and eygpt in recent days.

Did you know these things were prophesized by Jesus? did you know aged john was given information about our day? Le me splain, lol, just kidding, if you read revelation 1:3 it says this occurs during the lords day (our day) and in signs (symbolisms and the like). The first occurance to happen at the start of these last days Jesus spoke about in matt 24, luke 21, mark 13 was when jesus was given the kingship over God’s Kingdom in 1914. Will get into 1914  a little later on. maybe another post. But anyway, Jesus opened up the seals containing the four horsement, Jesus was on the first horse by the way, a white horse (representing rightous warfare) the following horses not so much.(red horse warfare, black famine, pale, premature death)  So far so good, this is in harmony with matt 24, mark 13 and luke 21. (remember the principle where there are two witnesses to a matter it stands firm) can’t remember where the scripture is, deuteronemy I believe.

This is that start of the pangs of distress jesus spoke about. We surly can relate to pangs of distress can’t we? These problems are just part of the sign jesus gave, revelation goes thorough details about it (and even prophets isaiah and ezekiel and jeremiah give some details on it too, later on them.

it helps immensly to understand the symbols, 7-headed wild beast respresents the world powers in succession, eygpt, assyria (which were really bad creeps by they way they liked to torture their victims to create terror in hearts of their enemies kind of like today don’t you think?)babylon, media and persian dual power, greece, then rome then today the anglo america world power. this corresponds to the image of daniel 2. The bowls of plagues, represents Jehovahs judgement and anger towards aspect of this world, the sun meaning unrightous rulers, the waters of rivers and streams wisdom of this world, the teachings, wormwood means poison in this case poisoning of the mind and heart of the plagued waters of bitter lies that cause man to become polluted by propaganda meant to control them to commit horrendous acts against their fellows.

the bowl into the earth, the anger towards the seemingly stable organizations like government, banking, military industrial complex, etc, who are guilty of atrocities and breaking his laws on justice, just weights and measures, against stealing and defrauding their fellows.

Also the one I like is the one about the bowls into the sun, this results in the oppression of gov over people that you seeing going on, the scorching of mankind, makes me think of the term i got burned, which means you got defrauded or harmed unjustly in some way whether physically, mentally, financially etc. It explains this oppression causing people to form protests and groups to counter them. (another type of warfare here)

Also the sea being no more is sea of rebellious mankind, isaiah explains how the wicked are like the sea that is being tossed that bring up seaweed and  mire (unclean things in Gods eyes) isaiah 67:20-21) Genesis 11 shows that sometimes the earth means mankind in bible prophecy. Also the wild beast comes out of the sea (of rebellious mankind) and the four winds that stir up the vast sea (mankind in restless and agitated state) is the dragon, satan. he stirs up people to form governments that he ends up controling.

What is the purpose of understanding revelation? It is to help honest hearted ones to see where we are in the stream of time (the spiritural ark is being built and is almost done as we speak) so as to help awaken to people to the times we live in and make the needed changes to be able to get on this ark. Remember noah didn’t just sit around when told about the flood he had work to do and so do we.

Many scoff at this last days stuff and devine intervention, why do you suppose that is? could it be that wormwood I just mentioned poisoning the waters they drink in deeply (teachings)? Do you suppose most scoffed at noah? Did they not scoff at lot when he told his future sons in laws about God’s judgement against sodom and gomorrah? They looked at him as a man who was joking, I am guessing here that because they were to be his future sons in laws they would of known enough about him to know he probably was not joking, and they lived in a immoral and violent city this should have been enough of a clue that lot maybe on to something better check it out, no they just laughed.

People who just throw off warnings without investigating for themselves if it might be true end up hurting themselves in the long run. How many ignore safty warnings and get lost maimed or killed? For example seen a part about a guy who ignored a warning about a great white shark sighting that day but he went swimming anyway and you can guess what happend a few minutes after you got into the water.  Or people who go hiking into wilderness areas alone with minimal supplies, or people who get into trouble because of ignoring warnings?

we sometimes can be our own worst enemy, trouble is we keep sneaking up on ourselves and keep getting pinched, and we don’t see it coming. lol.

So you see what people are seeing are the symptoms of the end times, people get bits and peices of the picture but don’t see the whole picture, you need Jehovah’s help to do so, he gives holy spirit to those who obey him as ruler, this spirit helps us to understand what he wants us to know and to apply it in everyday life even in areas that seem unrelated. He helps us discern from his word why good mans efforts to make things better get sabtoged, why these good intentions always go bad, why governments become more and more tyrannical and lawless and why people cannot rid the earth of poverty, wars, enviromental damage, even tho most people who are asked want these things to be solved, it explains that we have several things working against us, satan for sure, he doens’t love us. ever met a person who will chew you up and spit you out with no qualms about it? or people who are so arrogant that your like WoW! or people who are just so illogical in their thinking that you just cannot believe it, or those who lie to you or people who act as a friend but when a situation arises for advantage they turn on you? (had this happen to me once as a kid) or have you ever known someone who your just so disgusted with because they seem to just not care about anyone but themselves? Then imagine someone like that on some serious steroids, and you get some idea of what satan is like.

This is why satan is pictured as a dragon, dragon means swallower or swallow down, hence the idea of one who preys on others. We have our own imperfections and limitations too getting in the way,and of course we have death, really sucks to have someone die when they are actually making a dent in the problems of today.

So you see the worsing problems is the darkness before the dawn scenario, the worst it gets the closer to better we are, the closer to the judgement that right hearted people long for, relief from sin death and satan and oppressive rulerships. Those who avail themselves of the provisions God has provided which i will post another time can be a part of the new earth (remember earth symbolizes people) under the new heavens (heavens many times represents governments or rulership) where righteousness is to dwell as 2 peter 3:13 shows. for more info you can always visit jw.org.

Thanks all for visiting my neck of the woods, now if I can just figure out which way out of these woods are I am getting hungry, lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

babylon the great has fallen and can’t get up,

The mother of the harlots and the disgusting things of the earth has fallen and she literally will not get back up again. Who is this mother and why cant she get up again? Why should we care anyway?

First you have to know what this mother is, babylon the great. I have heard a few say it is rome, or big business, or whatever. it is nice to consider where babylon the great got started and why called babylon. you know babylon means babel, or confusion, (and if you say this world is  not one big confusing mess you have been living in a bubble). The original babylon was a world power called the third one of bible history (those powers that have control or affected God’s people) and the head of gold of daniels prophecy of the image of daniel chapter 2.Daniel said you (to the ruler of babylon) are the head of gold.

But furthur back in history babylon got started by a creep named nimrod, he was a hunter of not just animals (and wanton at that for sport and all the love of the kill that sorta thing) but a hunter of humans as well. He basically was a cold blooded cruel killer of animals and people. He it was that got a start in building cities and empires of control over their fellows for self enrichment. Military campaigns as it were.

You can read about this creep in genesis chap 11. Anyway this guy had no regard for God or man, thus he was morally depraved, you can bet your bottom and top dollar satan helped him quite a bit to become that way. His desire was rulership so he prompted the people there to build a city to the heavens so they could remain tightly together (rather then spread out like God wanted) to make a name for themselves, of course he was seeking control but he couldn’t tell them that, I mean it can be pretty hard controling people who are all spread out and independently self sustaining and all.

in fact he was so influential that many people worship and wear a symbol all around the world that honors him. Want to know what that is? It is similar to the letter of the alphabet. Many people believe this symbol represents the apparatus Jesus died on, but for bible scholars who really know their stuff Jesus died on a stake, one pole. That was customary way the creepy romans tortured their victims to death.

Rather this symbol was used in worship long before Jesus came on the scene, nimrods defied name was tammuz.(roman name apollo) today people still worship tammaz.  anyway, Babylon the great was a combo of political and religious center or foundation as it were. When God confused their languages to stop their diabolic plan they left off the city and spread abroad, like they should of done in the first place, and carried their beliefs with them. hence confusion, or babel. Hence the common denominator religious beliefs. What all have in common.

use of images, sun moon stars worship (both literal and symbolic) political involvement, military campaigns, supporting military operations of their home countries, perpetuating immorality,immortality of the soul (it doesn’t die jsut goes somewhere else), false teachings that discredit the bible, such as bible stories are myths, promotion of false worship like nature worship or evolution, teaching human philosophy instead of bible prinicples. trying to control by riding the scarlet colored wild beast (the united nations) hence more political meddling.

now what organizations can you think of that does exactly this all over the world regardless of nationality? is it not false religion? I was just reviewing revelation 17, 18, 14:8 ezekiel 9:1-11, and others like daniel 2:1-44 (rise and fall of world powers) also revelation 13 about the 7 headed wild beast,remember these are presented in signs not to be taken literally as far as symbolism here goes. rev 1:3

okay einstein, how has she fallen (I can hear you say that as plain as if we were talking on the phone) if you read rev 16:12 the river euphrates dries up, revelation 17:15 says the waters mean crowds, tongues and people, so she has support by the waters, (people). So basically babylon the great is losing support by the people, it is drying up, if you know about how the literal babylon was destroyed, cyrus diverted the river and the men were able to get into the city in thigh deep water. so while this river of the religious harlot is drying up it won’t be complety dried up. she will still have adherents when the political rulers turn on her.  Also she has fallen in that she could no longer hold people who love rightouenss and truth in subjection, they could now study the bible themselves and learn what it says, and no longer did the false teachings like immortality of the soul, hellfire, and other false teachings hold them in bondage to her.

Daniel wrote that many will rove about and the true knowledge will become abundant, in this case since we are talking Jehovah’s worship, basically means roving about in the bible getting and understanding and applying it. Daniel 12:1-13. It even says that no wicked one will understand but those having insight will. your not wicked are you?  I certainly hope not, lol. It also says this will occure in the later part of the days, which revelation chapter one says is the lord’s day, our day.

why give babylon the first attention for destruction? Because, christendom being the dominate part, has not taught the people to be moral servants of God, to be peaceable, loving, kind unselfish, it has winked at wrong doing, encouraged violence of every sort, it has done nothing to ease the burdens of oppression of sin, death, satan and political and commerical rulers, it has directed people to the wrong solutions for their suffering and injustice they endure all for the sake of keeping the people in subjection to them and their friends the political and commerical rulers. Basically the clergy and priests have become feeders of themselves fleeceing the flock.  And they have caused themselves and their flock (members) blood guilt in promoting warfare, and abortions and blood transfusions and abuse of these various tissues just mentioned. This blood guilt has to be avenged on babylon the great and anyone else who supports or condones what they are doing.

All of this has reproached Jehovah, made him appear to be condoning this crime wave, makes him appear to either not care or not even exist at all. But by using the political sheperds to turn on the religous sheperds and their supporters Jehovah having put it in their hearts as revelation 17:17 to do this thing and even for all the nations to give up their sovereignty to this scarlet beast (united nations) He shows that christendom and all other religions do not serve him, he doesn’t approve of what they are doing and thus he proves his innocence and his actual existance (like pharoah said “who is Jehovah so that I should obey his voice,… whats more I do not know Jehovah and I will not send isreal away.” Boy did he find out in a hurry how wrong he was to ignore the evidence right in front of his face.

And the political sheperds don’t get off quite easily as well, but they are for another post, they too have sins they have to answer for too. And you big business, your in for it to, for your crimes as well. Seems a bit harsh but has anyone considered how harsh man has been to other men, how merciless and cruel they have been to each other? Should Jehovah worry about the feelings of the tyrants of the world?

Jehovahs people will not be fighting in this instance, but they will be still when this time comes waiting on Jehovah and sounding out the word of what is going ot happen and what you can do to become a survivor into God’s wonderful new world where tyrants, nimrods, big business and human governments will not exist. Revelation 21:3-4

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Jehovahs deeds past/present

hi folks, pretty awesome that you think some of my stuff is awesome, thank you, I thought you might like an overview of something very important to me and I am sure to alot of others.

Many people read the bible especially what is term the old testement which we call the hebrew scriptures. Many times they read events or actions there and come to the wrong conclusion about Jehovah and his will and purpose. I know I did many times in the past, which research usually would correct. The bible is really about one basic theme, God’s kingdom rulership, it goes kind a like this, adam and eve were given perfect circumstances they did not cultivate love for God and thus they chose to disobey, many know this, Jehovah had decreed disobedience was the death penalty, which many probably think was a little harsh for eating a peice of fruit off a forbidden tree.

The implications go deeper then eating a peice of fruit, it all comes down to the peace and harmony in the entire universe, remember the angels are watching all of this and they are learning about Jehovah too and thier respect for his laws and Jehovah’s qualities are on the line too with this seemingly small thing taking place in the garden. If they see Jehovah compromise on his word just this once wouldn’t that cause them to lose respect for his laws and a distrust in his word?

if the angels did that do you suppose total havac would ensue in the universe? think about how powerful angels are.and think about how powerful  satan and the demons are and how they are trying to undermine people’s respect and love for Jehovah and his laws. Now to my point, when this rebellion happened Jehovah already came up with a solution right away, that was the ransom, but there was more but stick with this for now, Jesus was to come down through the line of abraham (due to the promise given) this seed (Jesus) then come through the tribe of judah, all this time the isrealites were entrusted with his laws and the privelege of being heirs to this seed.

But there was a problem, satan would do all he can to destroy the isrealites qualifications to bear that seed, remember Jehovah already promised this through the isrealite judah tribe, and if satan succeeded in stopping that Jehovah would be proven not only a liar but incapable of seeing his promises come to fulfillment which would undermine people’s and angels trust and confidence in him.

So how would satan do that? well what tools were at his disposal? did he not have control over many nations, including the cannanites, babylonians and assyrians who surrounded the isrealites during their history? Was he not aware of man’s fallen conditon too? So how would he try to undermine Jehovah’s promises? he would use the nations whom he controlled. Remember if satan succeeded you and I would have no hope for the future except permanent death.

Now how would Jehovah protect the isrealites? well in some cases he used the isreatlites themselves to attack and kill the enemy, but many times Jehovah did it himself directly, like when 300 gideons men routed and destroyed 1000’s that came up against them, Jehovah caused the enemy to turn on one another and the 300 men did not kill as many as Jehovah did directly. He used the natural elements many times to destroy, hail stones,  storms and floods, and sickeness, like the time the philistines had the ark of the covenant and Jehovah was not pleased with that and he struck them with illness and lions, he sent lions against them. The philistines even told the king to give the ark back to the isrealites.

Why was he so determined to rout out the cannanites? because Jehovah said they are a snare to them, Jehovah could read the hearts of the people and determine they were beyond redemption (tho there are a few execptions of those who were given amnesty) and would only be a harassing element for the isrealties both physically and spiritually. Jehovah wanted to protect that line that leads to Jesus and satan wanted to stop it, using the cannanites who were very numerous, close by and very violent in their actions.

You see the isrealites when they acted on Jehovahs word succeeded in all they did, but when they disobeyed many times they were overthrown and enslaved by the nations, Jehovah allowed this as a punishment but also a refining, showing them the seriousness of the matter, (you know what happens when very bad deeds are excused or downplayed don’t you?)If they went up against a nation he did not authorize then they were defeated.

Satan was behind this constant harassment by the nations who always coveted the land, which we know was said to be blessed by God himself. Satan used the nations to do his bidding. Satan absolutly did not want this seed to come to being as it would mean satan was going to be crushed to death in the future. Also he did not want others to come to know and worship Jehovah, despite the destruction of many, many individuals who could see a distinction between those who served Jehovah and those who didnt could also join in worshipping jehovah and receive the massive blessings that resulted. So the cannanites had no excuse to not know who jehovah was and that he was backing the isrealites, and if they wanted too they could take up the worship if they had wanted to, but most didnt want it. Jehovah can foresee this as well.

Now that the seed arrived and has gone to heaven and is now reigning as king of God’s kingdom there is no need for any man to take up arms against another, as jehovah has not decreed that humans will be used to accomplish his will of punishing the wicked and destroying them, that is Jesus job now,  his servants now are to preach and teach about this kingdom and not learn war anymore. The apostle paul wrote that our warfare is against spirits in the heavenly places (satan and the demons), against lies, we must flood the world with truth to over come the flood of lies, We must help people to see that salvation (which includes not just physical but spiritual, intellectual, emotional salvation)comes not thorugh any human agency like the United nations,or government or even intellecturals and scientists, philosphers or anyone else, but only through Jehovah’s provision of a messianic kingdom.

But don’t be confused here, satan will try to stop this preaching and teaching, he has done this in the past and continues to try to undermine Jehovah’s purposes and worship, he uses these human agencies to try to ban Jehovah’s worship in anyway they can, they try to discredit his laws by breaking them constantly and laughing all the way to the bank when they do not suffer the conseqences right away, they use the propaganda machine to undermine the validity of the bible such as the shows like The Bible, evolution theory, undermine morality in presenting it as relative, relative in that if people agree it is wrong or right then that is morality, satan even uses alternative worship, like enviromentalism, or the united nations, or communism or libertarian ideology and the like to divert people’s attention away from the real solutions to all of our problems, and I know they are so numerous it can give one a headache trying to think of them all.

This propaganda machine works really well because people are desperate for relief from the problems of poverty, wars, homelessness, pollution, sicknesses, and injustices they see around them and not understanding the bible due to not researching into it furthur then just reading it, misunderstanding it, and deciding God is a big meanie or hte bible contradicts it self or makes no sense they look elsewhere.

The religious leaders of christendom have to take the major blame for this, they have caused Jehovahs sheep to scatter (go to other ideologies, schemes, causes, and alternative solutions to problems and false religious ideas)you are Jehovahs sheep if you choose to be, you can decide for yourself which way you will go, will you trust human agencies and ideas? will you investigate beyond just reading the bible and saying God is a big meanie who kills innocent people? or are you hungering and thristing for rightousness and want to truly know Jehovah and what is will and purpose will mean for you?

psalms 2, 37, 146;3-10, hebrews 4:12,matt 5;3-10, ezekiel 9:4,

It is good to remember that the bible was not meant to be understood through just casual reading, it requires effort and it requires Gods help through his visible organization, who Jesus calls the faithful and discreet slave in matt 24;45-47, the apostles were the beginning of this slave class who would dispense food (spiritual food) to jesus belongings, us. Even phillip was used by God to help the ethiopian eunech who didnt understand what he was reading. Jehovah said in malachi 3:18 that he would make a distinction between one serving him and one not serving him, and Jesus said you can know a tree by it’s fruit, in this case conduct and results of that conduct. so you have to ask yourself, which organization or people are bearing good fruitage and who are showing themselves to be serving Jehovah? the creator and one who inspired the holy scriptures? Who follow the bible as closly as humanly is possible? you have to answer this yourself

HAPPY TRAVELS FOLKS.

 

 

 

 

milky way galaxy

 

I had watched an animation of how our solar system is situated in the milky way galaxy, and how the sun moves at incredible speed (132 miles per second) dragging us along, and how our sun revolves around it’s own sun which then revolves around its own sun, and how long that takes solar system to go complely around the galaxy about 122 billion years, (wow, talk about a long time!!!!!)can you imagine if you were on a space ship going 11 millions miles a day? wow, you could really cover some distance in no time, but really with regard to the galaxy and universe that is like going down the street in real time and distance. The producer of the video likened our sun to a comet with our planets revolving around in a vortex like sprial rather then circle.

And when I looked at the milky way galaxy and where our solar system was I was flabergasted at how tiny we were in relation to sirus, the center sun, and to the milky way galaxy itself. WOW!!!! And it is amazing that there are millions of other galaxies out there that are even bigger so I have been told. why do I bring this up? Well I have been watching and reading so much stuff from everyone to economists, scientists, to political anaylstes, to enviromental “experst”, to free will thinkers and philosphers you name it I have watched or read it. And I got to thinking after all the stuff I disagreed and agreed, I realized something that really puts it all into perspective.

We are incredily tiny, I mean really tiny, we have no idea how tiny we are in relation to all these forces in our world. The sun, sirus, the galaxy, the suns speed thorugh the universe, the distances we can’t even imagine, the powerful forces we can’t see like magnetism, gravity and proton belts and the whole works.

So when I think about all the stuff I have learned, mans attempts to solve the big problems of the world thorugh their ideas, some even using the power of the state (it’s military, police, lawmaking etc) and money I am taken aback at the arrogance we have, some without knowing it, to think we can solve big problems of wars, death, poverty, climate changes, desertification, forest management, water management, injustice, simply by giving power to another group calling themselves government, and using a few tools designed by scientists and researchers like cloud seeding, changing the amount of a trace gas like co2, or controling the weather in ways to avert perceived disasters or population control, increasing buaracracies, and forcing policy and rules on people for the sake of some problem when they don’t even understand the problem, the physics and how everything was designed, and cant even see beyond our own surroundings or know the difference between a truth and a lie, between justice and injustice, or between moral rights and wrongs and are on this planet a short time, and unable to even control our own thoughts very well, how in the name of anything sensible can we think we can do anything to alter these forces when we can’t even keep ourselves from dying or getting sick?

what has possessed even scientists and researchers who can see alot more about the forces of nature then us who can see the design, complexity, and the minimal impact we have on controling them, to even think they can control even the most rudimentary physical laws, let alone a complex system like the earth’s climate, land and water use, and massive problems humans have faced for thousands of years? wouldnt it be prudent to recognize our limitations and the need for something greater than ourselves? wouldnt it be good to humble ourselves and ask for help? Should we not now see the importance of jesus words when he said pray this way (our father in the heavens may your name be santified (hallowed) let your kingdom come, let your will take place as in heaven also upon the earth.)?

what say you?

what does it mean to be a jehovah’s witness?

 

what does it mean to be one of Jehovah’s witnesses? have you ever wondered that? I mean don’y you see us going door to door? maybe some of the conventions we have in various places around the world many see us and wonder, don’t you? so what does it mean then?

Just think about the name, Jehovah witness, what does a witness do? what exactly do they use witnesses for in court for example? tell what you know or what you have seen? what have I seen that I testify to? That Jehovah name has been tainted, muddied, reproached, blasphemied, and that he has been treated unjustly and he has been blamed for all the suffering the world has/is suffering, without anyone giving him a fair hearing as one would expect in a court of law.

when we go door to door we give others the chance to hear his side of the story, the chance to benefit from his loving concern, to see how he will end the suffering that he is blamed for, why he as allowed this suffering, and how we will benefit in a way that we would just be awestruck by. By striving to speak on his behalf we endeavor to help people see where the real problem lies and how Jehovah has not done to us what we deserve or left us in a lurch. we show by our obedience to his moral laws we show how his way is the best way to solve mankinds problems, to end the violence done to each other.

by remaining neutral to politics we show to others that we do not condone nor support the wars, and violence done in the name of saving people from tyranny while at the same time causing tyranny, and our hands remain clean before Jehovah and honest hearted people, we don’t share in the blame of those in power who break Jehovahs laws in the name of some end that appears good when in fact it is not. we show by our actions that we desire to see an end to all wars, violence, death and suffering. we show that we recognize jehovahs right to rule over the earth due to his creatorship, and we recognize that man’s efforts to end this violence cannot come through any of man’s efforts no matter how noble the motives.

we show others by what we say and do that we recognize the affects of Satan and his demon hordes use of governments, the economic system and religious institutions to do his bidding. How satan is behind all the false called knowledge, evolution,  enviromentalism,government being a righteous entity, and religion being a solution to a growing moral problem and materialism being a good thing. he is behind the wars, violence that is done in the name of some good or benevolent purpose.

we show that we want to see mankind united, in peaceful conditions where death is no more, that we trust that Jehovah’s way and motives are pure and above reproach. and endeavor to witness to this fact for those who care to listen. Far be it for anyone who loves Jehovah and his neighbor to want anything less, and to testify how that will be accomplished without using violence to achieve it.

we witness to the fact that Jehovah being our creator has the right and our best interests at heart to determine what is good and bad. He is the one who has the right to give life or take it away when someone is incorrigable. we recongize that wonderful qualities he has and try to share that with others, those qualities of love, justice, wisdom and power which are all balanced.  His quality of justice, wisdom and power did not motivate or require him to create life, his love did.

He doesn’t need us, he was complete, he lacked nothing, he created us to share life, not to create slaves, he was quite capable of doing all for himself without much effort if any at all. satan would have people believe that Jehovah’s motives are impure that he wants to enslave and being waited on hand and foot when it is satan who wants exactly that. He has used false religion and tv, movies and newspapers and magezines to give a wrong impression of the kind of person Jehovah is.

so I testify before all who read this Jehovah is not responsible for the injustices in the world he does not force people to love him, and does not force people to use their free will properly, he does hold an accounting for how we use this life he has given us, he will determine who is deserving of mercy and who is not, satan does not do this, he has no compassion or love, he never shows mercy he is limited by Jehovah to how much he can do as he was limited to how he could test job. If satan had full reign to do as he pleases he would of destroyed all mankind long ago, and no Jehovah’s witness would ever exist as he would stamp them out immediatly. but Jehovah’s love for mankind and eventually salvation by him would not allow him to let satan to do so. Satans contends not that Jehovah is not all powerful, but that he doesn’t have our best interests at heart, that he doens’t rule with totally unselfish motives, when in fact it is satan who is called a manslayer, who is the accuser and slandering of others whether man or angel or Jehovah.

do we do these things perfectly? absolutly not. we stumble many times but as the bible indicates the righteous may stumble many times but certainly will get up and continue on. Jehovahs approval is not contingent on being perfect. it is contengent on loving him and obeying him to the fullest extent we are capable of.

so if you have wondered, wonder no more. this is just the tip of the ice berg but should be enough to give you the idea what we are all about.

thanks for reading. have a wonderful day okay?

 

you didn’t build that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3EZQvSCGaJI

check out this link.

this is funny, please don’t be too surprised people will not give credit where credit is due nor give someone the credit they deserve,  after all scientists and socialists, and doctors, and experts give evolution the credit (who is evolution anyway? is this guy someone I have met before?) for the earth and all its wonders, basically saying to Jehovah, “You Didn’t Build That!!”

so does evolution (chance with animals having enough intelligence to alter their own  dna at will as needed?) or a creator who is intelligent who made every thing according to it’s kind (Horse kind, dog kind, cat kind, bird kind, cattle kind etc)?

rose

crowning glory of creation

this is to remind all you human beings out there that your are special. contrary to what many in positions of power wish you to believe that your somehow a cancer on the planet or a virus, listen up.

after Jehovah created the light to hit the earth (clearing of the cloud that blocked it) he created the beautiful blue ocean and all it’s wonderou creatures in there that fasinate almost all people, the beautiful whales that humans are so intrigued with, the interesting creatures that float, swim, jump, and twirl in the ocean depths. the wonderful relationship of killer whales with trainers to the grace of flying over the waves to saving swimmers in distress, dolphins are like people with fins. birds that skirt the waves and those that fly for days on end without touching the earth, who sleep on the wing.

hummingbirds that fly 500 miles nonstop over the gulf of mexico. butterflies that are so many colors it boggles the mind and pleases the eyes. a bright sunset over a crystal blue lake, animals that walk the earth and quake it with each step, crittors of every size and color and shape, who we say arn’t they cute!

flora and fauna of every shape, color, size, texture, growth pattern that you can imagine is here on terra. the wonderful variety of dogs, horses, cats, birds, goats, sheep, cattle, little crittors we call pets, are all pleasing .

yet one important element is missing. flora and fauna are alone, they have a need for something else, something that will care for them, give peace,keep them in bounds,  and guide them in their way and respect them in their travels. they cannot make the earth a paradise on their own a place of peace and abundance of food and drink without want. who could this one thing be? who would be the perfect steward of this place called planet earth?

Well who did Jehovah decide that should be? “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let him have in subjection the fish of the sea the flying creatures of the heavens, and the domestic animals, and all the earth,and every moving animal upon the earth.”  Gen 1:26

Yes, you and me, that is right, he made man in his own likeness, his qualities we reflect if we choose to allow it, choose to do so. he says he has given the earth to the sons of men. he did not create it simply for nothing but created it to be inhabited, not just by animals, sure animals give him glory but man (this includes the ladies) is his crowning earthling  creation. there is none better. we are the ones who can make his heart glad or make it sad.

we are his crowning glory. we have capacities animals will never enjoy. we are the special someone the earth needed.  when we manifest love for others, righteousness, for justice, and for the planet we call home, we manfest the qualities of our creator who made this earth just for us. when we worship Jehovah as he is meant to be all will be perfect again. we are supposed to be here. this is our home and our inheritance from our loving father. Dont ever feel man is a parasite on this planet some call gaia. gaia is a myth.

peace

PEACE,  aw that elusive thing people have strived for milliniums. this peace, it is so rare no one really understands what it is. The united nations is described as an instrument to achieve peace in the world, in 1986 they declared that year the year of peace and security, yet what is peace? who actually experiences it as it was meant to be? 

most would define it as no more wars. But I ask you if all the armies went home and all guns put up in the sheds would then peace be ours? How do we acheive this elusive thing called peace? will the united nations achieve it? will the political rulers achieve it, will the religious rulers achieve it, will free enterprise achieve it?

is peace only absence of war? would not peace be an absence of violence and force of every kind? what is violence? a dictionary I read said it is the violation of the rights of another. who decides what rights we have, us? God? the state?

Jesus spoke about a peace he leaves with us, happy are the peaceable, those who pursue peace. These who like jesus do not ever initiate force against another. who would benefit from this peace? everyone, who would profit from peace? everyone. who hates peace? those who profit from war. who profit from war? few do, who is harmed by wars? everyone else.

list of wars is almost endless, war on drugs, war on poverty, war on obesity, war on cancer, war on illiteracy, war on terrorism, war on _______ fill in the blank. man’s whole existance has been nothing but war. wars to spread democracy, war is peace, that contradiction that seems so right in the eyes of so many who do not understand what peace truly is because if they did then ‘war is peace’ would be seen as oxymoronic.

live each day in peace, with your neighbors, with your boss, with your family, practice peace, pursue it, each day practice it and as you do it the more you will see peace is the answer to problems not war. you wont be so quick to exclaim “there ought to be a law” “tax it” “send in the troops.”

rose