Thursday, April 30, 2020

The World Revealed Itself

"Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?"

Jeremiah 2:5 (King James Version)

I don't know how it is in your part of the world, but it seems, this is how it is in my part of the world, or at least, in my city.

A striking thing was revealed yesterday. 


The covid crisis had quarantined a lot of people, and of course, surely, you'd have noticed that social media posts were toned down a bit.

People could not boast about their looks, their food, their purchases, their wealth, their cars, their relationships, their latest acquisitions, their expensive gadgets, their cool apps, their latest art, their travels, their latest projects, or whatever they were occupied with.

There was a platform, but there was no audience.

I honestly felt in my heart that this health crisis is being allowed by God, in order for man to reveal himself.

And perhaps, only then will God act, once man has shown what idols he adores the most.

And you know how God hates idols, and we have many forms of those.

Sure, people turned to God for a while, praying to Him, and praising Him, but of course, humans have short memories, as my brother would say.

I learned yesterday that a local mall may have its tenants re-open their shops.

And what do you know?

Shops that may re-open are not food-based.

Nope, food stores have been open since day one, and raking in the bucks because of rich man's insatiable desire to be fed, and be fed well, even as his less fortunate brothers and sisters, are lucky to be fed at all.

Shops that will re-open, this time around, are beauty salons, and clothing stores.

That spoke volumes in itself.

Where many of my countrymen are barely fed, and barely surviving, the mall management saw it fit to re-open the shops, as people needed income.

To my mind, it's the owners who do.

They need to rake in the usual bucks, because they're paying for high rent, and by golly, they've got to spring back into action, for they, too have loans, receivables, and payments to make.

Plus, many people have become restless.

People have become spoiled.

They need to look beautiful again.

They need to be admired again.

Sure, this will create income for employees, and the ball will start rolling towards this obsession with vanity, enticing the usual customers who are suffering from lack of care.

I read some news that one young woman was caught by the police having a hair re-bond, when that money was supposed to have been given for food.

Others would gamble that money away.

Others would drink, even if there's a liquor ban.

No wonder, the rich scoffed at the poor, not as if they're perfect themselves.

Of course, there are many layers to these incidents, and only God knows everything about each one of us.

The prophet Jeremiah had powerful thoughts on vanity:

"And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life."

Jeremiah 4:30 (King James Version)

When you have become a born-again Christian, you will not even think of personal beauty anymore.

Everything will have been offered up to the LORD.

Only God matters, in good times, and in awful times.

A woman, after God's heart, would turn to this verse, instead:

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."

Proverbs 31:30 (King James Version)

You know what's funny?

I used to wear light lip color, a very ordinary, and inexpensive lip color.

But wearing a face mask literally "wiped" out all thoughts of that, so I laughed, and let that lip color go.

I let most vain stuff go.

Where I had been simple, I got even simpler.

Waiting in long lines to commute, rushing to get home from errands and groceries, carrying all that heavy load will make sure you will dress simply, and comfortably.

Of course, those who have cars, drivers, and helpers, don't go through what we every day folks go through.

I would even read remarks on social media that it's not the rich man's fault that the less fortunate are suffering as they are.

Well, they didn't save money, one haughtily said.

As if we'd be able to take anything with us at the end of our days.

I smile even more.

One lady driver even brushed my elbow, as her car passed by, intending to park, and there I was checking out some items at the gate.

Either she's a very poor driver, with very poor vision, or she didn't care.

I think it was the latter.

I'm bigger than a banana, surely I could be seen up close.

And I thought to myself, how wonderful God is, testing us, having us reveal more of ourselves, and watching as we do.

Somehow, I am as eager as God to see how people reveal more of themselves.

Vanity is but one thing that surfaced.

People could not hide their true colors.

They pretend to help people, but, of course, only God is truly benevolent.

Only God has pure intentions.

So, I trust God alone.

And I pray:

"Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way."

Psalm 119:37 (King James Version)

If ever this covid crisis is lifted, people will merely go back to their old ways, their old habits, their old forms.

Right now, still in the midst of crisis and confusion, people have become restless, and willful.

God will act, when He sees fit -- at His own appointed time.

But it will not be a flood.

God said:

"And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth."

Genesis 9:11 (King James Version)

The Book of Revelation tells you everything you need to know about the end times.

I also wrote another piece on the Rapture and Tribulation.

At the moment, people are still asleep, amazingly asleep, still obsessed with self, still hankering for the things of the world, and still not honoring the FATHER, as we should.

Many are still untouched by Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross.

For myself, having been happily awakened to the Glory of God, and the promise of eternal life, I eagerly await CHRIST!

May everyone wake up, in time.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Jesus is the Living Water and the Bread of Life

"Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water."

John 4:10 (King James Version)

Do you wish to know the truth about everything happening around us, right now?

Only look to Jesus, and you would know.

The businessmen, politicians, media, organizations, and institutions won't tell you what you really need to know, even as you already probably suspect something in your heart.

Only Jesus would tell you what you need to know.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:31-32 (King James Version)

Jesus has no vested interest, unlike all the individuals, organizations, and institutions who propagate their own existence -- oftentimes, at the peril of other people's lives.

Look only to Jesus to tell you the Truth.

Jesus is the only one we can trust to save and nourish us, with things not of this world, for this world continues to feed upon us, and betray us.

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."

John 6:35 (King James Version)

Seek not the things of the world then.

Seek only Jesus, for He is all that matters, in any condition our lives and world may be.

Surely, we all know by now that life is more than beauty, food, power, position, prestige, fame, and fortune.

"Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed."

John 6:27 (King James Version)

Ever since I became a born-again Christian on 6 September 2019, I have committed my life and work solely to Jesus, and would not speak or write a word, or do work, that is not of Him, even as I fail many times, too.

I chose that image above because two days ago, I was praying to Jesus, in my usual way, and suddenly feel asleep. 

I was awakened by an image of a white dove, with an olive branch in its beak.

"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."

John 6:44 (King James Version)

It is not the first time a white dove showed itself to me. whether in a dream, or an imprint.

I am no one special, but I do listen.

And I have been wanting to know Jesus' Truth all my life.

On 24 November 2019, over two months as a baby Christian, the "books" started coming.

I found myself writing 22 books on spiritual warfare in 36 days before December 2019 ended, something I've never done before.

Two more books on Jesus were written after New Year.

But 10 particular spiritual warfare books are most relevant today, for they depict how we are all being manipulated to our destruction.

Let it be known that this has been going on at the fall of Adam and Eve.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version)

How do you know you are of God?

How do you know you are on the right path?

Very simple.

You seek nothing of the world.

You have no personal ambition or desire, except to serve the LORD.

And you allow Him to mold you in His service.

That's how you know you are of God.

Take of the Living Water, and the Bread of Life -- JESUS -- and you shall never go wrong.

You will not perish in the hands of the lords of the earth, but will be lifted up to the LORD, instead.

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."

John 10:28 (King James Version)

Concern yourself with how your spirit is faring, not so much on what your body needs, or craves.

Those are the tools of the fallen one, distracting you from the true needs of your soul, which is Jesus, the Living Water, and the Bread of Life.

Have peace in your heart, knowing God is in charge, has always been in charge, and He is not indifferent to whatever suffering we may have now.

God will act, at the most opportune moment, in His Divine Right Timing, when all the greed, and follies of man and the extent of the hatred of the fallen one, have been revealed -- but no earlier.

Trust in Jesus with all your heart, and have nothing to do with the fallen ones who merely wish to ruin and enslave us all.

This is a time to look into your heart, and see how you may have knowingly, or unknowingly, served these diabolical lords of the earth.

Look not to businessmen, politicians, media, institutions, and organizations for the truth.

Only Jesus is the TRUTH! 

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

John 14:6 (King James Version)

Is there hope for the future?

Definitely, yes -- if you heed the Words of the LORD.

Let Jesus assure you, in His own words, from passages the Holy Spirit led me to, in another post I wrote two weeks ago.

Click this link to view that post, and let Jesus's Words heal your heart, and give you the comfort and re-assurance that you need, for you and your families.

Monday, April 6, 2020

God is the Best Cure For All Ills

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."

Genesis 1:29 (King James Version)

How beautiful the Garden of Eden must have been, before the fall of Adam and Eve!

Everything must have been fresh, unspoiled, tender, pure, and nourishing.

Everything was abundant, and man didn't have to work, to till the soil, to plant the seeds, to wait for harvest, and to make food from that produce. 

He had dominion over the earth, and everything God created was for his happiness.

But we will never come to know that here on earth, unless we decide to follow Christ, and we can finally partake of eternal life in the arms of God, and know what true Paradise is.

Perhaps, we still have that residual DNA in us, of knowing what pure feels like.

These days, corrupted by man and resulting greed for money, and power, we have but a shadow of what pure hearts, and pure sustenance, would be.

Don't we realize that food, made with love in your heart, no matter how simple and humble, tastes better than all luxurious foods that tend to make you fat, ill, and grumpy?

I am fortunate to be living in a developing nation (or is it still a Third World nation? I have no idea), the Philippines, where we have an abundance of fruits and vegetables, and oftentimes, it is the every day vendor, with her basket, coming from another province, that intrigues me the most.

I tend to gravitate to her, to see what treasures may be in her basket.

When my father, a brilliant physician, and surgeon, was alive, he would caution my mother and I against bargaining with these hard-working people, for he'd say, they've traveled far, and make very little profit from their goods, so please, don't take that profit away from them, he'd tell us.

While a child, I grew up helping my father in his tiny clinic, beneath some stairs, and I'd be among the people from the market -- his patients who loved him so!

I learned to speak their "language".

That's the environment I grew up in.

Simple, humble, responsible -- a far cry from how many people live these days.

Today, everything has been touched by technology, and food has lost its essence and nutrients, no matter if they'd say it has been "fortified".

Everything is costly, too.

But, because I am a child of the market, I know where the simple and humble deals are, where your food budget could be stretched intelligently, without sacrificing your health.

And oftentimes, the vendors remember my father, who had since passed on in 19 September 1999.

And to think, God gave it all to us, once.

After the fall, man was now tasked to till the soil, and woman was to suffer painful childbirth.

Hardship had become part of our lives.

But man -- proud man -- refuses to be under the mercy of the elements, and began to industrialize everything.

And then, he began to live in cities, and skyscrapers.

Farmers have been forgotten, and marginalized.

We have more than we can actually eat.

Supermarkets, fast food places, restaurants, cafes, and homes burp with such abundance.

That's all very well, except we forgot many people around us.

I really have been wondering why Bill Gates prefers to back the creation of vaccines, in place of making sure every citizen on the planet has proper food in his stomach.

And not supermarket food, but local food.

We do not need a vaccine.

We need heart.

We need God.

We had forgotten the Creator.

The farther we are from Him, the more corrupt our food and lives are.

Every human being has become a potential voter, a statistic, a consumer, lessening his worth as a God-created human being.

We really have veered far away from the LORD.

The lords of the earth are preparing for us to be machine-like, controlled, and freedom-less.

As if God would allow such atrocity.

And so, I await the LORD, and His coming.

"Come, Lord, Jesus, come!"